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Garen A., Glendale, CA Soccer Coach

Garen A.

Soccer

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  1. Burbank, CA
  2. Pasadena, CA
  3. Glendale, CA

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

Packages

Private Session
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Session Length: 1 hour

$35 1 session + one-time fee

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Small Group Session
In-Person Training for up to 6 athletes

Session Length: 1 hour

$100 1 session + one-time fee

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Team Session
In-Person Training for up to 30 athletes

Session Length: 1 hour

$130 1 session + one-time fee

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  • University of California--San Diego (CA)

  • 12 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Forward, Defense

  • Throw-Ins, Shooting, Penalty Kicks, Passing, One-on-Ones, One-Touch, Heading, Goal Kicks, Free Kicks, First Touch, Dribbling, Crossing, Corner Kicks, Agility

Credentials

  • University of California--San Diego (CA)

  • 12 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Forward, Defense

  • Throw-Ins, Shooting, Penalty Kicks, Passing, One-on-Ones, One-Touch, Heading, Goal Kicks, Free Kicks, First Touch, Dribbling, Crossing, Corner Kicks, Agility

More About Coach Garen

• Personal Soccer Trainer for the past 12 years. My trainees range from 8 years olds to Division 1 college athletes
• Head Trainer for the women's soccer team of Senik Arakelyan, who was recently recognized as the UEFA Best Grassroots Leader in 2017
• Head Skills Trainer at Arpa FC (UPSL)
• Head Coach at LA International FC
• Assistant Coach / Head Skills Trainer at Crescenta Valley Soccer Club
• Creator of the "Symmetrical Soccer" training system
• Hired by multiple independent club teams and high schools to run skills clinics

• Professional athlete for FC Shirak in the Armenian Premier League
• Semi-professional athlete for Arpa FC in UPSL
• UCSD Club Soccer Fall League Champions, Regional Finalists, National Semi-Finalists
• Played in friendlies against multiple pro teams in the United States, including the 7 time K-League champions, Seongnam FC, and the New York Cosmos
• Cal South club soccer for 11 years straight with various teams (Flyers, Santa Anita SC, Rampage FC, LAFC, Ventura County Fusion)
• Nationally ranked #1 in the United States with Rampage FC in 2005-2006
• High School First Team All-League Honors (11th and 12th grade)
• Dallas Cup Finalists and multiple Cal South League and League Cup Champions

My practices are detail-oriented, customized, and progressive. I evaluate each player, determine and prioritize their needs, and follow a specialized plan to achieve the goals defined.

My comprehensive training system, "Symmetrical Soccer," is a fresh, creative approach that guarantees improved ball skills, fitness, and match preparedness for boys and girls of all ages and experience levels.

What makes this training program unique is that it is specifically designed to close the skills gap between the athlete's right and left foot by working both feet symmetrically, within the sequence of the same exercise.

The system consists of groups of exercises that can be divided into four main categories:
Stationary, Lateral, Forward Moving, Restricted.

A. Stationary exercises, which are the building blocks for the entire system, are exercises where the athlete stays in a small zone while performing symmetrical drills with the ball.

B. With Lateral exercises, the movements are of course lateral, while being completely symmetrical in nature. These exercises are perfect to allow the player additional means of creating space in soccer action.

C. Then, there are Forward Moving exercises with the ball designed to support appropriate 1v1 game action.

D. Finally, exercises in Restricted spaces allow trainees additional precision in their improved ball skills.

From ball familiarity drills, to defensive drills, to passing & receiving, to shooting & finishing, I cover it all.

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Client Reviews

Coach Garen is a wonderful trainer! I like that he focuses on fundamental skills and solidifying footwork before all else. He is incredibly patient and supportive but also firm. My daughter is looking forward to further training sessions with Coach Garen!

Coach Garen was excellent! Exactly what we were looking - he has a great eye to catch what can be fixed , highly recommended!!

Garen is a fantastic coach! He has a nice calm demeanor with our son and keeps him focused on improving the basics. From the start of each lesson he engages him with drills and follows closely along at all times. He always has a plan for the day and our son is happy and tired after each session. What more can you ask for?

Coach Garen responded quickly when I contacted him and provided my son with a very detailed training. My son was challenged and really enjoyed his training and is looking forward to the next.

Coach Garen is a very technical coach. He works hard at making sure his players not only do a skill, but do it correctly. We are looking forward to more sessions with him!

Great effective and productive training session. The coach is really with building my foundation back as I recover from my ACL surgery. Will definitely be booking more sessions with Coach Garen whose pricing is very affordable for anyone.

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Coach Garen is an excellent coach and our son is learning a lot of new skills. Coach is very knowledgable as well and teaches very well..

coach was really great and i am looking forward to training with him

Coach Garen has a very detailed teaching program for soccer that is superb. He is also a great motivational coach and instructor. My 5 year old son, after one lessons with Coach Garen, said he only wanted to take lessons from him going forward. My 8 year old son made remarkable improvements in his game after one session, and came home wanting to watch soccer all the time. Coach is very motivated and serious about training, and the kids pick up on that and enjoy it. He does not yell or scream - he uses his calm and sincere manner to get his point across effectively. Can't say enough good things about him.

Good coach...focused on fundamentals and skills. My daughter wants to continue lessons with Coach Garen.

Coach Garen’s workout was really helpful for me.He did lots of good stuffs that really helps me to build a strong ball control technique,very fundamental and useful.Coach Garen will be a good choice for all the soccer players in any level.

Coach Garen has put together an excellent program. My son and his friends truly enjoyed their coaching session with Coach Garen and had lots of fun during the time they spent with Coach Garen. He kept a very good pace during the practice and frequently communicated with the kids to make sure they understood his directions.

My 8 years old just had the first session with Coach Garen. He gave my son a training exactly he needed. We feel so lucky to find this Coach !! We will continue the session with him and really looking forward to see my son's skills improving. Thank you so much, Coach Garen!!

It only took one training session with coach garen to find out that I found the perfect trainer, he has all the tools,experience and knowledge to take me to the level where I wanna be.. Doesn’t matter if youre just getting into the sport or you’re an Ex professional player I feel that coach Garen has everything you’ll need to get where you wanna be in this sport!

I did a session with him and all I have to say is that I’m going to keep training with him. He is very professional and listening to everything and training me perfectly.

Our first session with Coach Garen was great! My daughter is a high school freshman and especially needs help with her ball skills. Coach Garen had her do a series of drills that really helped her work on her weaknesses. She felt that she learned a lot and is excited to continue with more training.

Coach Garen was terrific with my High School freshman daughter, who will be trying out for her school's soccer team. He ran her through an hour of ball skill drills, which have already helped her prepare for the upcoming season. I would highly recommend Coach Garen to anyone.

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