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Joel S., Valley View, OH Soccer Coach

Joel S.

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Sporting Portugal academy player w +20ys coaching in Holland, UK, Portugal and now US, specialized 1on1 coaching any age/level. View all coaching experience

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

single 60min session package w/ Coach Joel. November through March add $30 facility fee ONLY on first 5 sessions.

Session Length: 1 hour

$108 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Ten 60min session package w/ Coach Joel. November through march add $30 facility fee ONLY on first 5 sessions

Session Length: 1 hour

$1050 10 sessions ($105/ea) + one-time fee

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Player scouting Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Includes watch full game in person and scout player. Fully detailed scouting report delivered within 48h and a Follow up call on it for any questions or help. Client pays any traveling, living and lodging expenses required.

Session Length: 2 hours

$399 1 session + one-time fee

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Game scouting Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Includes watch full game in person and scout it from whatever perspective suits the client. Player and/or team analysis, opposition scouting, etc. Fully detailed scouting report delivered within 48h and a Follow up call on... See More

Session Length: 2 hours

$399 1 session + one-time fee

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Game scouting Package - online version
Online Training for a single athlete

Includes watch full game in format provided by client and scout it from whatever perspective suits the client. Player and/or team analysis, opposition scouting, etc. Fully detailed scouting report delivered within 48h and ... See More

Session Length: 2 hours

$399 1 session + one-time fee

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Player coaching 5 week program
Online Training for a single athlete

90min sessions tailored to player's request and/or needs. Includes several skype meetings; a 5 sessions plan that lasts 5 weeks and btw 25-45 sessions depending on player commitment and availability; Video demonstration of... See More

Session Length: 90 minutes

$1450 5 sessions ($290/ea) + one-time fee

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Player coaching one week Online program
Online Training for a single athlete

90min sessions tailored to player's request or needs. For optimal results it's a week program with 5-10 sessions depending on player availability and commitment. Includes session plan; Video demonstration of the drills wit... See More

Session Length: 90 minutes

$350 1 session + one-time fee

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  • Instituto Superior de Serviço Social de Lisboa

  • 22 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Forward, Defense

  • Shooting, Passing, One-on-Ones, One-Touch, Heading, Free Kicks, First Touch, Dribbling, Crossing, Corner Kicks

Credentials

  • Instituto Superior de Serviço Social de Lisboa

  • 22 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Forward, Defense

  • Shooting, Passing, One-on-Ones, One-Touch, Heading, Free Kicks, First Touch, Dribbling, Crossing, Corner Kicks

More About Coach Joel

I'm from Portugal. I played for the famed Sporting Clube Portugal Academy. Injury problems made it impossible to graduate. I turned to coaching, starting in Portugal with Atletico Clube Portugal's youth system and leading them to national playoffs for the first time ever. After college, I focused on a career in the filmmaking industry until 6 years ago when I returned to coaching full time while staying in NH. After that I returned to NY and I've been working with one of the most successful youth soccer programs in NYC ever since.
I hold a level I coaching certificate from the Portuguese soccer federation (FPF) and i m currently waiting for the start of my NSCAA premier diploma.
I also hold Coerver, USSF, advanced national goalkeeping, ICA strength and conditioning, director of coaching and several other diplomas.
Besides that I have a AFC AJAX internship in Amsterdam, Holland and several other courses. Please ask for complete resume if interested.
I have a lot of experience with kids ranging from 3 to 18yold, male or female. This is not my hobby or part time. This is my full time job and I am very good at it.
I am 1st aid and concussion certified.
I am also certified to teach children with disabilities

player

national champion u12 Portugal
national champion u14 Portugal

coach

reached national playoffs u16 for 1st time in Atletico CP's history Portugal
Taking a girls team from division 5 to division 1 in two and a half years. USA
Only in 2016
-coached 2 players that just became national champions in their age groups. One boy and one girl.

Every session will be tailored to a player's age, playing level, phisical condition and personal goals.
A typical session will have been prepared beforehand in agreement with the client or the client's guardian in accordance with their goals, their play level and age.
We can work on anything from basic skills to fancy footwork, field player or goalie and any position specific work. We will set our goals and what is there to improve and i ll make sure our sessions translate into accomplishing those goals.
But what you're really wondering is what is the difference between me and all the other coaches on the site. What sets me apart. In short, the before mentioned full personalization of the practice and brain centered learning based coaching and drills.

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Client Reviews

Coach Joel is clearly an extremely skilled soccer player himself. He quickly honed in on my child’s weaknesses in an extremely non-intimidating way. Coach is using my child’s strengths to facilitate improvement in higher level skills focused on his weaknesses. It is clear that Coach Joel knows how to coach and how to connect with young athletes. In just a short period of time, I can already see the improvement in my child’s skill level, his attitude toward focusing on the things he doesn’t do as well, and his enthusiasm to do more and more training. So far, he loves training with Coach Joel. Bravo, Coach!

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Great coach

Coach Joel has been Wonderful for the development of my daughter Allie. She immediately connected with Joel and has done her best to really improve. Joel is an expert in demonstrating the skill, developing it with my daughter and demonstrating the practical importance of the skill and the training in a game setting It was easy to see why Joel is such a highly respected coach, and somebody your son or daughter should try.

Joel has been wonderful. My 14 year old son connects with Joel and has learned quite a bit from his coaching. Joel is able to assess a player quickly and focus on the right skills to enable my son to become a better player. Joel is a professional; always on time and prepared. I wholeheartedly recommend Joel as a coach.

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Joel has been excellent in many respects. He has a deep knowledge of the game. He is organized, prepared and friendly, and he has been expert in working with my son - seeing where his strengths and weaknesses are and how to best communicate with him. I have also been impressed with his intelligent, articulate and detailed emails about the training. I highly recommend him.

Late review, Coach Joel helped my son Gus up his game enormously before Senior Year as Captain.

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So far we had two great training sessions with coach Joel his excellent patient and very professional, looking forward to see what he has for next week!

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Coach Joel is great. He strikes just the balance between keeping it fun and encouraging for my nine-year-old, while also making it clear that practice time is valuable and must be taken seriously. He clearly has a wealth of knowledge to pass on and can find just the right drill to pass on what he's trying to teach.

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My 15 year old son had a great first session with Joel. Although my son has good technical skills, Joel was able to quickly identify some areas of his game that could be improved. Joel is very professional in his approach, and had a session plan designed in preparation for the training. Most importantly my son really enjoyed working one on one with Joel, and that will give him the needed confidence in his game. We are looking forward to more training sessions with Joel.

My boy was eager to better his technical skills and was worried about working with someone new. Joel was great from the start and helped my son understand some of the finer points of play. Joel clearly introduced the details in a creative way and they worked together of the finer points of play. My son wanted to get out and practice.

Thanks Joel. Your sessions were fantastic. You worked great with my son in the short time you coached him.

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Had a great session, he helped me a lot.

I am a u18 international player with 25+ caps for my country. Joel was great in quickly finding areas needing improvement in my game and gave me great professional advise on how to correct these skills. I recommend any player looking for great one on one training to use Coach Joel.

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Our first session with Coach Joel went great and my 7 year old son is definitely excited for his next one. The skill drills practiced were well designed and explained, with a clear intended purpose. The session was intense but fun. Coach Joel contacted us a few days before the session to hear what I felt were my son's strengths and weaknesses. Amazingly, he also reached out to my son's travel coach (after asking for my permission) to gain a better understanding of his abilities and psyche. After our first session there was a marked improvement in my son's confidence and understanding of the game - which he exhibited in his next game. Definitely looking forward to continuing to learn and develop with Coach Joel.

Coach Joel has been working with my 9 yo son, who loves soccer and needs some help improving his game. Joel is very professional, organized, and experienced. He takes his work seriously; he has chosen to coach full-time and he has been doing it for many years (in addition to having been a high level player himself). This is not a hobby or an adjunct to some other job. Joel's approach is no-nonsense and efficient, and he is firm, but kind. He follows up each session with an email summing up how it went and suggested "homework." My son really enjoys the sessions and I am eager to see how the training affects my son's game over the long term. Thank you, Coach Joel!

Very helpful training session.

Coach Joel was extremely knowledgeable and instructive, focusing in on the technical skills. He was able to break down the skills in easy to understand pieces that my 10 year-old could understand and follow. Very happy with Coach Joel and will be using him again.

Coach Joel is a prompt, responsive, professional and a knowledgeable coach. I would highly recommend him.

Coach Joel is great. He is patient with the development and always tries to accommodate your needs. I play at CSL in New York and it is a pretty high level. I continue to work with him and provides good advice and identifies areas of development.

Coach Joel is a brilliant coach. The drills he give me is very useful in real game situation. To work with him is a great pleasure.

Our experience with Coach Joel was very positive. Joel was on-time every time (which in practice means he was early) and well prepared. He quickly figured out the approximate level to start at and ran well organized, intensive hour-long sessions from the beginning. Over four sessions he went over most key elements of goal keeping with very good and useful exercises. Coach Joel did a great job getting my daughter ready for the soccer season.

Great first session! Joel walked us through new techniques that are helping to improve our training and gain confidence in our play. He balanced working with the two of us allowing myself to work on offense and my fiancee on defense.

Coach Joel inspired our group of 14 preschoolers about soccer. He worked with our children on footwork and teamwork. Although most had little experience with soccer, after a session with Coach Joel they were excited about sccoring goals and dribbling the ball. At our first session, we were originally scheduled to play outside in the grass, but the rain forced us inside. Coach Joel was very flexible and revamped his plans to bring the practice inside. He is easy to work with and extremely professional.

My 11 year old son's first session with Coach Joel was the first time he ever received any skills training. He has been playing recreational soccer for 4 years now and I can honestly say he never learned a single thing about ball control or the game in general. He wanted to get better, he wants to try out for the middle school team next year. I hesitated scheduling a training session with a coach since I wondered how much an hour or 2 could really change things. Boy am I glad I did.
Coach Joel was punctual, he got right down to business, setting up cones, etc. He built a quick fantastic rapport with my son & engaged him immediately in a pretty intense session. 2 hours later, I could not believe how much ground they covered. He learned more in 1 session that he ever learned in 4 years playing rec. Coach Joel was able to do a pretty comprehensive assessment of my son's skills. The following day, I was surprised & impressed to get the follow up emails, which summarized what they worked on, and what Coach Joel thought about my son's skills in different areas. He also gave him a series of 'homework' skills to work on every day. My son has embraced what he learned & has become quite obsessed with getting better. He can't wait to show Coach Joel how hard he has worked. We very much look forward to a next session. My son can not wait for soccer season to begin. He has set a goal to try out for a travel team next year (which is a huge step for him since he never learned any skills before). I know Coach Joel can get him there no problem.

Coach Joel is an extremely professional, talented and an exceptionally skilled coach! My son is from a full time professional soccer academy who has worked with some pretty famous, well known coaches, but will now state that Coach Joel is the BEST COACH he has ever worked with. My husband and I were extremely impressed at how much Coach Joel has been able to accomplish with our son in such a short amount of time. He is doing things he has not been able to do and feels so good about himself. Coach Joel definitely goes the extra mile..... he spent so much time with us on the phone before he even began training our son to understand our sons history and find out from us exactly what we were looking for. As if that wasn't exceptional enough, he did not just show up and train our son. He actually gave an extremely comprehensive assessment of our son and spent a long time with us discussing his assessment and might I add that was not during his training time. Coach Joel's is very intelligent, prompt, & professional. He has such a unique way in making it so much fun for our son and his attention to detail is remarkable. We were at a party the other day and couldn't believe what we saw... our son took the soccer ball and was doing things he had not been able to do. My husband and I are amazed at how much our son has grown in such a short time. My son even asked if he could skip his FC Barcelona camp and stay with coach Joel. Now if that doesn't say it all..... Lastly I would like to point out that our son has played soccer a long time, so I definitely feel confident in making the statement that as far as Coaches go... They definitely broke the mould when they made Coach Joel! Highly Recommend A++++++++!

Coach Joel was great at motivating my 6 year old daughter to learn and work on soccer drills, which is quite an achievement. All she ever wants to do is play a game. She had such a good time that even though the weather was quite cold, she didn't want the session to end.

The weather wasn't great, the coaching was. My son really enjoyed the training. The intensity was good and he felt like he learned a lot with great attention to detail.

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My 13-year old son has been practicing with Coach Joel since September and absolutely loves it. Coach Joel is always prepared to the class, is very attuned to my son's needs and mood and adjust the sessions accordingly. My son says that the coach is demanding but fair and makes the sessions fun! He sees the difference in his own performance every week, and we see it too.

After my first session with Coach Joel I have nothing but great things to say. His extensive knowledge and soccer experience, along with his teaching methods make him an absolute asset to anyone trying to excel in soccer no matter what level. I highly recommend him, you are defiantly getting your money's worth.

Coach Joel is a true professional with an attitude and approach to coaching that is geared towards results. He has a passion for the game that is evident in everything he does and says. Prior to our first session, coach Joel studied video footage of my 11 year old daughter playing in her league and immediately provided insight into what she was doing right and what she was doing wrong. This allowed our first session to be very productive. He didn't just follow a script that starts off with an assessment but was flexible enough to realize he had the data he needed and we hit the ground running (literally!) with specific exercises to help my daughter improve.

Coach Joel would show up for the sessions early with a spot picked out and all set up with cones and ladders before we even got there. Even when we got to the session location early, he was already there. He established a great rapport with my daughter through encouragement and constant real-time feedback. What also really impressed me was the amount of detailed and valuable written feedback coach Joel would provide via email after the sessions. This was beyond my expectations.

My daughter has improved greatly and she can't wait for the season to start so she can show off her new skills in a real game against her opponents. During a recent practice scrimmage with her teammates she made some great 1 v 1 moves to score a goal using a skill she specifically learned from coach Joel. If your child is serious about getting better then I highly recommend Coach Joel. I booked 4 total sessions with him and each time he came with just the right balance of exercises to reinforce the previous session plus a ton of new exercises. He truly cares about making those he teaches better players. This is his full time career and not just a "side thing", and it really shows. Many thanks to Coach Joel for the inspiration and confidence he bestowed upon my daughter.

My husband, my daughter and myself were very very pleased with the session which we had with Coach Joel this Sunday afternoon. He was punctual, professional, extremely pleasant, and what's more, my little one took to him. She has been asking me all evening to call him so that she could say, "thank you for letting me play soccer." Joel is a gem of a person and CoachUp is very lucky to have trainers like him. He takes training to another level; he made the hour fly by and made Sarah feel as if she was Dora on an adventure. The whole time she was on her feet with the ball. Coach Joel is awesome and he deserves a pat on the back for being a star coach!

Joel is a great coach and we highly recommend him!! He help teach the fundamentals and make it a lot of fun!!

Tremendous session. Terrific, committed, professional, personable coach & very technical. He works very, very well with the kids (my son is 7) & you can tell from his methods that he has a very, very strong football pedigree which is important as there are many "coaches" running around out there. He has a vision & a distinct philosophy which sets him apart. Two thumbs up.

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Joel is a great trainer. He is very dedicated and regimented in his sessions. He has helped my son develop his skills and confidence. I would highly recommend him.

Joel has been very attentive , informative and has developed and great working relationship with my daughter. he has a great personality as well as teaching skills. my daughter has already learned a great deal in a short time and she is confident her play level will elevate. i highly recommend Joel's training sessions.

I started this sessions for my nephew after observing Joel coaching someone else. He was incredible and having played college level myself I couldn't help but noticing how much fun this session was while still keeping focus and work rate at a high level. My nephew's session was even better. The theme was ball control and in the last 15 minutes of the session (ball juggling) my nephew went from 2 to 6 touches without letting the ball touch the floor. It was impressive and a great achievement for his day. Thank you so much. Definitely doing the 10 session plan Joel will prepare based on his assessment from first session.

Joel was my skills coach when I moved to Lisboa to play for SL Benfica. Until then my left foot was blind but we worked on it so much and so well that I actually finished that season with 20 goals in all competitions, 6 of them with my left foot. My best season yet at that time of my career. Another thing that we worked at and I improved tremendously was my first touch shooting, making me become a much more lethal finisher. After we stopped our sessions, when I left Benfica I could still see Joel's work on my statistics... I became a much more consistent goalscorer and kept scoring 15 to 25 goals per season until the end of my career. His knowledge his vast and his message his crystal clear. For example he coached me how to explore space between the lines and play the gaps from the central defender to wingback. Nowadays players like Alexis Sanchez make this kind of movement their daily bread... Joel was coaching me that in the year 2000, fifteen years ago!!! Thanks Joel
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