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Jacob Castro, Swansea, MA Soccer Coach

Jacob Castro

Jake Castro Soccer

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ELITE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. Licensed *Juventus* Academy Coach. Experience at Semi-Professional/NCAA level. All positions and skill levels welcome including GOALKEEPERS. View all coaching experience

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Premier Training Bundle
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In-Person Training for a single athlete

Weekly training sessions at one of Coach Jake's locations. Package Features: Four 1 hour training sessions.

Session Length: 1 hour

$240 4 sessions ($60/ea) + one-time fee

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Silver Training Bundle
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Weekly training sessions at one of Coach Jake's locations. Package Features: Eight 1 hour training sessions and one t-shirt.

Session Length: 1 hour

$480 8 sessions ($60/ea) + one-time fee

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Gold Training Bundle (Training + Evaluation)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Weekly training sessions at one of Coach Jake's locations. Package Features: Eight 1 hour training sessions, one t-shirt, one in person game evaluation.

Session Length: 1 hour

$560 8 sessions ($70/ea) + one-time fee

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  • University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth (MA)

  • 5 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Forward, Defense

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

Credentials

  • University of Massachusetts--Dartmouth (MA)

  • 5 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Forward, Defense

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

More About Coach Jacob

Club Coaching:
•Global Premier Soccer (GPS) - Goalkeeping Coach
•FC Boston Bolts - Goalkeeping Coach
•Bruno United FC - Assistant and Goalkeeper Coach
•Juventus Academy Boston - Head and Goalkeeper Coach

Private Coaching:
• 300+ Hours of Private Coaching
• Experience With All Ages Groups 5-19

Credentials:
• USSF C Level Coaching License Candidate
• USSF Level 8 Referee
• SafeSport Certification
• SidelineSport Injury Recognition Certification

Youth Career:

Global Premier Soccer
•National Champion🏆
•Regional Champion 🏆 (x4)
•State Champion 🏆 (x5)
•GPS National Team Member - Selected as one of 20 elite players in North America to compete internationally in Spain against La Liga clubs such as Villa Real CF and Levante U.D. and train with both Atlético Madrid and Valencia CF 🌐

FC Boston Bolts Academy
•Starting Goalkeeper
•Played in USSDA - The highest level of youth competition in the USA competing against top MLS Academy Sides 🌐

Interscholastic Career:

Bishop Connolly High School
•4 Year Varsity Starter
•Mayflower Conference Champion 🏆 (x2)
•Three Time Mayflower Conference All Star🎖
•Helped lead the team to its most successful playoff run in school history

University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth
•4 Year Starting Goalkeeper
•NCAA National Player of the Week 2019🎖
•Little East Conference All Conference 2nd Team🎖  
•Little East Conference Goalkeeper of the Week 🎖 x4 
•UMass Dartmouth Male Athlete of the Week 🎖 x2

Semi-Professional Career:

Lincoln Club Futebol
•Starting Goalkeeper
•Plays in UPSL Pro Division
•Two time UPSL Patriot Pro Division Finalist

Fall River Marksmen FC
•Starting Goalkeeper
•Plays in BSSL Mens League
•One of the Nations Most Historic Clubs with 4 US Open Cups and 6 Top Flight League Championships

Other:

Futsal
•Selected for USA Youth National Team 🌐 🇺🇸
•Trained with O.S. Belenenses 🌐🇵🇹
•Regional Champion 🏆 (x2)
•National Runner-Up
•Regional Runner-Up (x4)

Philosophy:

The ideal football player is CONFIDENT. They are able to grow self belief through hard work, repetition, and through building trust in the people around them. They are able to BUILD FROM THE BACK by building attacks from the defensive half of the field. They are ATTACK-MINDED and play the game with flair and creativity. They are PHYSICAL players who are able to outpace, outmuscle, and most importantly outwork their opponents. The ideal player embraces PRESSURE. They are able to mentally handle situations and understand when and where to apply it on the pitch. Lastly, they are PROACTIVE individuals who in being students of the game are able to make adjustments based on what they see.

Field Players:

Jake Castro Soccer Training caters to all ages 8-19 at all skill levels. Both 1 on 1 and small group sessions are great ways to supplement travel and club soccer in an environment that teams cannot provide!

Topics:
-Football IQ​
-Body Mechanics
-On-Ball Mechanics
-Spacial Awareness
-Confidence
-Fitness/SAQ
-Etc.

Goalkeepers:

​Goalkeepers are a pivotal piece to any team and the demand for them to be a complete well rounded player is higher than ever before. As both the first attacker and last defender, the goalkeeper is apart of all four elements of the game meaning that they must understand and execute many duties outside of stopping shots.

Topics:
-Football IQ
-Body Mechanics
-Handling
-Angles/Positioning
-Dealing with Crosses
-Etc.

The Four Pillars of Player Development:

Technical:

-Receiving
-Passing
-Dribbling
-Turning
-1 v 1 Defend/Attack
-Finishing
-GK Abilities

Tactical:

-Awareness
-Creativity
-Decision Making
-Understanding Roles
-Understanding Space
-Movement off the ball

Physical:

-Agility
-Coordination
-Speed
-Stamina
-Strength ​​​

Psychological-

-Attitude
-Bravery
-Coachability
-Confidence
-Focus

Session Plan:

Warm up - Topic Based
Technical Piece - Topic Based
Tactical Piece - Position Based
Physical and Psychological Pieces - Demanded throughout Session
Challenge - Always a bit of fun to end a tough training session

Expectations:

-Communication - Notify Coach 48 hours prior to scheduled training session regarding intended changes to the schedule.
-Punctuality and Preparation- Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your training session. Be ready to go for your scheduled start time!
-Respect - Help set the fun and challenging atmosphere while remembering to respect yourself, others, and Coach.
-Trust - Trust the process of player development.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Applied to All Packages

-No communication, no show, no refund.. No exceptions!
-Session times begin and end as scheduled.

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We highly recommend Coach Jake! He is great with kids -- personable, energetic and very patient. Coach Jake’s approach to coaching balances learning, training, and fun! We saw a marked improvement in our eight year old son's footwork and ball handling skills after just a few practices. My son looks forward to his sessions with Coach Jake -- after one session, he said "He is literally the best coach ever!" Coach Jake is now also training our younger son and it is great to see him improve in just a short time. In addition to strengthening skills and situational awareness, Coach Jake seeks to build confidence in his players. Our sons have learned so much already and they are becoming more and more confident on the field. We are so happy that they have the opportunity to train with Coach Jake!

Coach Jacob is a down to earth coach who really takes time to learn his players strengths, weaknesses and personalities. He finely tunes an individual training program to meet the needs of the individual. Every game all the other parents ask me what the secret is to my daughters progression. I simply state Coach Jacob!

Coach Jacob is clearly very skilled at what he does. I like the way he explains strategy and the logic behind every skill. My son is learning to think about the game differently. I am confident my son will be a much stronger player after his training with Coach Jacob.

Coaching sessions with Coach Jacob have been great - he is teaching my son footwork and techniques that he has not learned before and does so in a fun and encouraging way! We look forward to continuing lessons with him!

Clearly well versed and on point regarding the game of soccer, and give helpful pointers during session.

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I would highly recommend Coach Jacob! We’ve done about 5 sessions with our 10-year-old daughter and he made her feel comfortable right away. She was excited to attend each week and he motivated her to want to practice and work on her foot skills. We have noticed a significant difference in just this short period of time and are happy to continue to work with him!

Coach Jacob was nice and funny. I was nervous at first but he made me feel comfortable. He was easy to understand and he demonstrated each drill. ( Emerson - age 12 female goalkeeper)
Jacob is very quick to respond and easy to work with. We could see from the first few minutes that my daughter was happy and we made a good choice in hiring Jacob.
She has been with Jacob for 6 sessions. She is getting better every week.
In her last 6 appearances (4 halfs) and two full games she has not allowed a goal. She has made point blank saves and on penalty kicks.
Her confidence is growing thanks to Jacob.

Highly recommended!

Amazing patience with the kids and extremely helpful. Best investment for kids

Working with Jake has really been a pleasure! I have already made noticeable improvements all around in just the first month of working with him. He has helped me develop my skills as well as my confidence while playing against other players. I have found that what I've learned from him so far is starting to become second nature as he always makes sure I fully understand what I'm doing during the training sessions. I definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking to better themselves or their child’s soccer skills!

We had a super intro session. Coach Jacob has an excellent eye for flaws in technique and a great way of explaining concepts and encouraging the developing player. Highly recommended for GK fundamentals. I'm very impressed with his style and demeanor. Not all good athletes make good coaches, but Jacob has the whole package. My 15-year-old isn't the easiest boy in the world to coach, but he's excited about working with Jacob more in the future.

Get first meeting, looking forward to additional sessions

Our family met Jake through a local premier team, and our two sons immediately were drawn to his positive coaching style. It is not often that a coach walks the line between having fun and running a tough workout, but Jake does just that. We decided that out of all the coaches our boys have met through their teams, Jake was a perfect fit for running one-on-one practices to help our boys improve their skills. He is kind yet firm, and motivated our boys with skill based drills. They had so much fun and we noticed real improvement. One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about Jake is his strategic view of the game and the way he helps our kids view the field. Friends whose kids have joined these sessions have always asked for Jake’s contact information. We’re always happy to recommend him wholeheartedly.
I worked with Coach Jake during my time attending High School. I trained goalkeeping with Jake and he brought many new techniques and aspects to my game that I did not know I could possess at the time. Our sessions together were always a mix of intense conditioning training as well as very technical sessions to fine tune my abilities. He really knows the game well and has great situational awareness from his experiences of playing the game. I paired up with Jake each summer and he was more than accommodating to find the perfect time to balance my own practices, work, and our sessions together. Without a doubt he has played a great role in my accomplishments in my soccer career and for the experience to price you won’t find a better bang for your buck. Jake has been an amazing person to work with and I strongly recommend anyone considering goalkeeper work to stop and direct your attention towards him because I guarantee you won’t regret it!
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