James P., Cerritos, CA Soccer Coach

James P.



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I am a young, high energy trainer who holds national certificates in coaching. I firmly believe that everyone can achieve maximum development with hard work & time on the ball. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • California State University--Long Beach (CA)

  • 6 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


  • California State University--Long Beach (CA)

  • 6 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

More About Coach James

- U.S. Soccer National "F" License
- U.S. Soccer National "E" License
Age groups:
- 8-17 years old
Coaching/Training experience:
- Long Beach Poly HS frosh/soph head coach
- Mayfair HS frosh/soph head coach
- Mayfair HS JV head coach
- Mayfair HS Varsity assistant coach
- CDA Slammers South Bay girls 2007 head coach
- LA Surf Southwest girls 2007 girls academy (GA) head coach
- LA Surf Southwest boys 2014 flight 3 head coach
- personal trainer for 15 different players ranging from ages 10-17.
Coaching Levels:
- High school frosh/soph
- High school junior varsity
- High school varsity
- Flight 1 club soccer
- DPL & Girls Academy

- Cal South National Cup Champion
- USSDA Academy Product
- Long Beach City College Men's Soccer Rookie of the Year
- Long Beach City College Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Year
- South Coast Conference Champions at LBCC
- Dallas Cup Champion
- Cerritos Memorial Cup Champion
- GotSoccer.com #1 ranked team in U.S.A.
Playing Experience:
- Long Beach City College (2 years)
- Concordia University (1 year)

I focus my training sessions on core techniques that are valued within soccer. I focus on using both feet to manipulate the ball. Proper passing technique in order to play to the desired foot of a teammate. For example, if I am focusing on proper dribbling technique:
I will first begin a training session with a light warmup with the ball which would include dribbling in and out of cones while adding variations to the drill such as using only the right foot, or left foot, or both feet.
Proceeding this I will challenge the player with a more difficult drill that includes utilizing specific parts of the foot to control the ball while dribbling while adding obstacles that they must dribble around. I will add variations to this drill again such as using only right foot, or left foot, or both, as well as other variations.
We will conclude the training session with the final phase by tying together all that was learned in the most difficult part of training by incorporating both previous phases. This could look like an individual dribbling through cones, manipulating the ball to avoid specific obstacles that were precisely placed, and finishing the drill with a shot on goal. All training sessions will vary based on clients desired goals and outcomes.

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Client Reviews

James is very knowledgeable and encouraging. He works really well with children.

Strongly recommend James. He highlighted my son strengthen and his encouragement was motivating. He definitely reignited my sons appreciation and love for soccer. James displayed professionalism during this whole processes. We will definitely be continuing sessions with him.

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Had our first session with Coach James and it went great. My son really enjoyed working with him, and even after just 1 hour he came back with lots of good advice and tips to improve his playing. The drills were comprehensive and well thought out; my husband, who has been playing soccer for years and knows the game well, was very impressed. Looking forward to booking more training sessions!

Great coach!

Only one session and my kid learned a lot

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We've only had 1 practice so far. James is very kid-friendly and has great energy. My daughter talks alot and he was able to steer her back to focus. He gets back to u asap and doesn't mind a million questions

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My 12 year old daughter is a first season soccer player, James has helped her build her confidence tremendously. He talks about what expectations I have for my daughter then evaluated her and made suggestions. I appreciate his encouragement toward her and his professionalism. She has had two sessions so far and already I see a difference in her on the field.

The first session with coach James was excellent, he is also patient, on point , and knows where my kids weaknesses are and where to improve.

Coach James was excellent with my daughter!!!
He is very patient and very humble but at the same time in a very professional way he pushes the player to give the best of himself motivating them working hard in the areas that are most needed. He is a great coach!!!

James coaches my daughter’s club team. We have seen significant improvement in her understanding of the game, agility and skills. James coaches without intimidation. He is not afraid to make his players work hard but at the same time helps his team continue to develop their love of the game.

Coach James was great. He took the time to communicate with us prior to my daughters first session to see what her soccer history was, what position she played and what she was looking to improve. He came with a game plan. She loved his training and cannot wait til the next session!!

Can’t explain how helpful and motivating James is. He kept me going, and pushing me to do better when I was giving up. He has helpful advice and drills to improve ball control and agility give him a try I recommend him!

James has brought my daughter to a whole new level ever since we began training with him. He’s boosted her confidence and now she loves to play soccer again. Thank you so much James!
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