James R., Bellevue, WA Soccer Coach

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ELITE SOCCER TRAINING & MENTORSHIP Elevate Your Game To New Standards By Learning How To Eat, Think, And Train Like A Pro. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Bellevue, WA
  2. Tacoma, WA
  3. Seattle, WA

Coach is willing to travel up to 50 miles


Introductory Session
In-Person Training for up to 4 athletes

*(1) 60 Minute Training Session with Coach James *Private or Small Group training session (1-4 players)

Session Length: 1 hour

$150 1 session + one-time fee

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Monthly Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

*(4) 60 Minute Training Sessions with Coach James *Join One of My Signature Small-Groups for an Elite Soccer Training Experience

Session Length: 1 minute

$500 4 sessions ($125/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Wake Forest University (NC)

  • 20 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Forward, Defense

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


  • Wake Forest University (NC)

  • 20 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Forward, Defense

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

More About Coach James

Coach James


Are You Satisfied With Your Soccer Player's Personal Development?

The truth is, many young soccer players want to play college or professional soccer yet despite their hard work they notice themselves without a plan and underperforming leaving them frustrated. I've created an innovative program that combines Elite Soccer Training & Mentorship to help dedicated athletes elevate their game to new standards by developing the fundamental qualities needed to make it to the next level.

Has this been your soccer player's experience?

Struggling with confidence on and off the field?

Difficulty playing their best during tryouts, practices, and games?

As a parent, are you searching for options to enhance your soccer player's current training schedule?

If this has been you soccer player's experience, the good news is - I CAN HELP!


Hi, I'm James Riley. I believe every soccer player deserves a proven plan to take their game to the next level.

I get it. I remember what it was like to strive for the next level of my soccer development, but not know how to get there.
As a young player, I looked for every competitive advantage that I could find and tried to emulate players that I admired. I never took short cuts and overtime I began to excel past my competition.

In effect, I earned a full athletic scholarship to play college soccer at Wake Forest University. I went on to captain the team during my senior year to the #1 NCAA Division I ranking. I even earned my degree in 3.5 years, which made my mother extremely proud. In addition, I was selected 21st overall in the 2005 Major League Soccer Super Draft and went on to orchestrate an 11-year career in MLS that included (6) championship trophies.

Even more so, I've harnessed the best of my experiences and created JR7 Soccer to equip your soccer player with the knowledge, tools, and techniques needed to establish competitive advantages on the off the field.

With all that said, my ultimate mission is to INSPIRE, INFORM, and IMPACT dedicated athletes to flourish as a players, teammates, and most importantly, as a people!

*Tacoma Stars, Major Arena Soccer League, 2018-2019
*Team Captain, Cascadia Association Football Federation, 2018 CONIFA World Football Cup.
*11 Year Pro in Major League Soccer.
*MLS Cup Champion (LA Galaxy 2014).
*5-Time Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Champion (New England Revolution 2007, Seattle Sounders FC 2009-2010-2011, DC United 2013).
*Seattle Sounders FC Humanitarian of the Year (2010 and 2011).
*Seattle Sounders FC Defender of the Year (2010).
*MLS W.O.R.K.S Humanitarian of the Month for October-Breast Cancer Awareness (2010).
*Prost Amerika's Seattle Sounders FC Player of the Year (2009).
*21st Overall Selection in the MLS Super Draft (2005).
*U.S. Futsal National Champion (Pittsburgh Futsal Club 2004).
*Wake Forest University (Captain 2004).


Elevate Your Game To New Standards By Learning How To Eat, Think, And Train Like A Pro.


I specialize in private 1-on-1 and small group training programs for competitive soccer players.



Rondo based exercises with an emphasis on:

Technical Skill

Speed of Play

Speed of Thought

Ball Mastery

Tactical Awareness

Defensive Principles

SAQ's (Speed, Agility, Quickness)


Small Sided and 1 v 1 Games


Learn nutrition strategies to promote overall wellness and help your soccer player prepare, compete, and recover from training sessions and games.

Learn mental training strategies to build valuable life skills and super-charge your soccer player's confidence on and off the field.

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Great coach with good strategy in coaching soccer. James is very dedicated in helping kids success. Love how he is willing to customize based on kids’ progress.

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My daughter had a great time.

Great training session! The boys really enjoyed it.

Coach James is great! Kids learned a lot from him.

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Training with Coach James was a fantastic experience for my two daughters. He was upbeat, encouraging, and fun. He focused on the fundamentals, including footwork and kicking technique, in a motivational way. He even played great music during the session. Highly recommended.

We are receiving world-class training by James. I'm extremely impressed with the attention to detail and high quality of training, information, and motivation my daughter is receiving from James. I highly recommend James as a trainer for beginner, intermediate, and expert soccer players.

Coach James was great. Patient, instructive, and what can I say - the man knows how to play soccer! He was a pro for over a decade. PS - he didn't pay me to write this message. He's a good guy.

Coach James was excellent with my son. He was friendly and professional and a great motivator. Focus was on technical skills and my son got a lot out of the session. Will book again.

Coach James is in a league of his own. Without reservation one of the best trainers we've had the pleasure of working with.

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Coach James was perfect for our son. He trained with James in a number of different settings. Some private and some in groups. James h pled him with his skills and with his mental game. he connects well with us he kids and shares his passion and positivity.

Coach James was great my son enjoyed the training session I highly recommend his training and his positive approach to coaching.

Coach James is a great coach. From a parents point of view, so easy to deal with, quick with responses and very thorough. My son had a great experience and really enjoyed the training.

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Coach James was fantastic with my 9 year old son. He can't wait for his next session. If you're looking for the best you've found him!

Awesome session. The boys loved it!!!

I think the fact that my son fell sleep clutching the autographed picture of James that he gave my kids, says it all! The kids love him. He is fun, supportive, and obviously knowledgeable and passionate about soccer.

My son and his friends had an excellent first session with Coach James. He is very skilled in what he does. His practice is very well thought out. Can't wait for the next session. I would definitely recommend Coach James to anyone.

Would highly recommend James. He brings great enthusiasm, knowledge, skill and personality to his coaching sessions. It is unusual to have the opportunity to work one on one with someone of his experience and caliber. My son recently had his first session with James - he thoroughly enjoyed it, learned a lot - and looks forward to working with James consistently.

What JR7 Soccer represents goes far beyond technical and tactical training; James Riley has the experience, passion, and detailed approach to coaching that we wish we would have had growing up as players and what we hope for as parents with kids playing soccer. The knowledge that James has to offer in terms of nutrition, mental toughness, focus, and self-motivation will allow players to build a foundation that will last a lifetime. The Seattle soccer community is getting a huge boost. We’re proud to supporters of JR7 Soccer.
The main thing I learned from being James’ team mate for 3 years was how to be a professional and how to pay attention to detail. Getting to the top of a profession is hard, but staying there is even harder. Watching James up close on a daily basis showed me the dedication, energy, and focus it took to remain at the top.
I am a huge James Riley fan, his playing career was terrific, long and successful, but for me it is his off the field involvement, and example of character, professionalism, dedication and kindness that impressed me the most. I can’t say enough great things about James, and I am excited for the impact his future holds in our community and beyond.
The Wake Forest University Men's Soccer Family is rooted in the belief that: Winning People Make Winning Players And Winning Players Make Winning Teams. In my opinion, James is the true definition of a WINNER on and off the field.
We are pleased to add James Riley to our roster, said LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena. “James is an experienced player who adds versatility and depth to our defensive core. I was hesitant about putting him in that early in the game,” Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena said. “The thinking was he probably would have to come out in the second half at some point, but he hung in there. That’s terrific. He’s worked real hard to come back from that surgery and that injury. To be able to give us 75 minutes or so on a night when we needed it was big. That’s all part of the story with your team. You’ve got to call on everyone on this squad and James stepped up and did his job today.
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