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Jonathan L., Charlotte, NC Soccer Coach

Jonathan L.

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It is my vision to come alongside you from a technical standpoint to see you excel when the moment counts the most. Train excellently | Play excellently View all coaching experience

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  1. Elon Park Elementary School, 11425 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte, NC
  2. 1505 E Charles St, Matthews, NC
  3. 4635 Pineville-Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

Packages

Introductory Session
In-Person Training for a single athlete

The primary fuction of the introductory session is to assess each individual’s aptitude to perform the three primary soccer skills, including dribbling, passing and shooting. This assessment provides insight into a more ef... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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Technical Training Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

The technical training package serves as an opportunity to practice and develop each ball control and passing technique over shorter distances.

Session Length: 1 hour

$150 3 sessions ($50/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Training Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

The standard training package builds on the foundation of the technical training package, providing more in depth instruction and correction of ball control and passing.

Session Length: 1 hour

$237 5 sessions ($47/ea) + one-time fee

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Full Training Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

The full training package is the recommended training regiment. It provides an efficient balance for player development by applying careful refinement and repitition to the technique practiced in the standard training pack... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$333 7 sessions ($48/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Furman University (SC)

  • 5 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Defense, Forward, Midfield

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

Credentials

  • Furman University (SC)

  • 5 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Defense, Forward, Midfield

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

More About Coach Jonathan

I helped coach in Kansas City for a club called Billy Goats FC while playing for the Kansas City Wizards. The boys team more recently qualified to play in the U19 US youth soccer nationals in Balitmore Maryland. In addition to training the teams at Billy Goats FC, I have helped coach at numerous camps with the Kansas City Wizards, now known as Sporting KC, the Vancouver Whitecaps, Charlotte Eagles and Victoryinsoccer. Furthermore, I have coached a young girls team in Atlanta Georgia for Georgia Express FC. On a more personal level, I have helped trained individuals on a 1 on 1 basis wanting to play professionally and collegiately.

I was awarded by the Furman athletic department Athlete of the Year while playing collegiately at Furman University. In addition to that, I also earned SoCon player of the year as well as 2nd team All-American by NSCAA. During my senior year at Furman, I was invited to be a part of the U23 US National Team friendlies in China prior to the Beijing Olympics. I also competed in the friendlies in Toulon France. After playing collegiately I was drafted 2nd round to the Kansas City Wizards in the 2008 MLS superdraft where I played 3 years. Following that, I was picked up in the expansion draft with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Most recently, I played with the Charlotte Eagles in the USL Pro.

A client can expect to consistently work on speed and agility preceding the technical component of the training session. I incorporate first touch and passing technique within the speed and agility training as it requires both focus and awareness on the players part. Following this, position specific drills are tailored to improve the players skill while maximizing repetitions. Practice makes permanent. If the player wants to improve technique further, I have numerous drills detailing the specific skills of ball control, dribbling, first touch, passing and shooting. After the body of the session is complete with technical drills commonly practiced by professional clubs, I end with a cool down, stretch and core strengthening exercise.

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Client Reviews

Great coach! My son is enjoying working with him! :)

Jonathan was fantastic with Brooklyn and was able to give her the exact hands on, individual coaching she/we were looking for. His ability to teach and coach technical skills and to a younger child was PERFECT!! Thank you and great job!!

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really cool guy, very well organized. had a really good session.

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Jonathan is a great coach. He really takes the time to both run through drills and explain ways to improve with my son. Much appreciated! We will certainly be working with him again.

Amazing coach! Even a better human being.
Thank you for helping me.

We were looking for an expert to help my son take the next step from his recreational soccer experience. Right away in the 1st session with Jonathan my son was engaged and visibly benefiting from the one-on-one coaching. Jonathan was also able to explain to my Son (and his parents) the purpose of each drill and tailor it to his skill level. After the session we received feedback and statistics that will be used for future sessions and "homework". My son was excited to learn and quick to request the next session.

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her first lesson with Jonathan and learned a lot. She has been practicing what she learned and we are planning on more lessons soon.

My son has loved soccer since he was three. All of a sudden when he started with travel and academy he lost all confidence. He still wanted to play but was really having a hard time with the transition. His sessions with Jonathan really helped to boost his confidence and we saw remarkable improvement even from the first day.

I was very impressed with Coach Jonathan. This was the first time I’ve used CoachUp and first time meeting Jonathan so I had no idea what to expect. When we arrived, Coach had everything set up ready to start practice. He took time to ask me and my daughter what we wanted to work on, our goals for the session and if we had questions. After practice he reviewed the drills they worked on and what my daughter needed to practice. After practice my daughter immediately asked for more coaching sessions. She said the hour went by too quickly, she had lots of fun and learned a lot from Coach Jonathan in just 1 session. We will definitely schedule more training with Coach Jonathan as long as our schedules align.

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My 10 year old daughter had a session with coach Jonathan. He was very knowledgeable and a great coach. We will Definitely be booking more sessions with him!!!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I can’t say enough good about Jonathan. He is very good at breaking down technique and fine tuning movement. His drills in agility are very relevant to improving skill and technique in a real game situation. Not only is he highly skilled as a trainer, but he is kind and humble as a person. We saw improvement in our son in just one session, and he enjoyed the process. We look forward to more sessions with Jonathan!

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Great coach. He gives out detail evaluation after each session.

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Had a great first session with Jonathan. He is very knowledgeable and patient. Learned a lot from just one session. Looking forward to train with him again.

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Coach Jonathan is so good at meeting the athletes where they’re at, and finding ways to improve their game.

Looking forward to our next session

First session went great. Very knowledgeable. I️ will post an update later.

Coach Jonathan is an excellent coach! He worked well with my daughter and my daughter learned a lot in the first session. I have signed her up for additional lessons.

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Coach Jonathan was well organized and executed on the planned training session. Our son was exposed to new techniques, felt challenged, and enjoyed coach Jonathan's style. We look forward to many more sessions with him!

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Great coach, patient and fun. Kids loved him.

We were very pleased with the instruction of Coach Jonathan. He quickly diagnosed areas for improvement. He gave good feedback and drills to work on until our next lesson.

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Pretty awesome coach

Coach Jonathan is a wonderful teacher and example for our eight year old son! Our son has improved his skills and knowledge of soccer. Coach Jonathan goes above and beyond to make sure he is successful in and outside of practice. Our son has a huge smile on his face every time he plays soccer and we own that dedication and enthusiasm to what Coach Jonathan has instilled.

My Son is 17 and has really enjoyed all his sessions with Jonathan.
Jonathan does a great job finding out what the players needs are and does a great job in assessment and using that assessment to plan the next session.

Jonathan is a perfect coach. Observant and quick to pick up on problem areas, also really positive and fun to work with. He's a great coach and person, could not ask for more. I love to work with him and hope to keep doing so for a long time! Highly recommended, do not hesitate to try out a lesson for yourself or your kids...

My 10 y.o. just had his first session with Coach Jonathan. It was a great experience and we're looking forward to working with Coach all summer.

In just the first meeting, Coach provided tips to improve running power ("bursts") and key points on defending. It's clear that Coach didn't get to play at the highest levels without a deep understanding of movement and technique.

Beyond his technical knowledge, it is clear that Coach is always trying to impart the right way to play the game and live life.

My son was totally inpressed with Jonathan and he can not wait to have another session with him.He is very skillfull and kniws how to deal with a beginner.

Jonathan was great w/ my 14 year old son! He was set and ready to go with drill stations before we arrived. Great communication, enthusiasm and encouragement! We look forward to the next session.

Coach Jonathan was great with our son. His approach to teaching the game allowed our son to better understand why he was doing things and how it impacts his game. I really enjoyed that he focused on different skill sets throughout the session and was able to identify areas that needed work right away. Highly recommended.

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What a great session! Jonathan is a great coach! He was very patient, knowledgeable and thorough. We look forward to booking with him again.

Jonathan has connected nicely with my son. The drills he runs are fun and they seem to be instilling some better techniques too.

Coach Jonathan is a great coach... my daughter started as recreational soccer player with Jonathan and then transitioned into competitive soccer player... he helped my daughter with variety of skills to improve her game with respect to the position that she is playing.. Coach Jonathan normally starts with speed and agility, then targeted specific skill trainings and keeps my daughter engaged throughout the session... he also listens to the team's coach feedback that me or daughter share with coach Jonathan and he plans the training by keeping the feedback in mind... I can definitely say it again that Coach Jonathan's training helped a lot in improving my daughter's game from recreational level to competitive level..

My daughter enjoyed her first session with Coach Jonathan. He was helpful and encouraging. We look forward to continuing to work with him to address the specific areas where she wants to improve.

Coach Leathers is an excellent teacher, communicator and motivator. My son's game and confidence are growing every week.

Coach Jonathan,
Has been a blessing for my daughter. He has helped her improve her shots as well as her touch on the ball tremendously. Very positive and always has a good message during the training session. He gives great feedback after each session and is open to any suggestions when it comes to certain things you would like them to work on. We will continue to train with him as the season continues.

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He's fun, kind, and knowledgable. My kids love training with with him.

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My son (age 8) has had 2 sessions w/ Coach Jonathan and we can already see changes in his agility!! My son LOVES Coach Jonathan and can't wait for his next session. I would highly recommend Coach Jonathan to anyone... he's very talented himself, he demonstrates drills, he's extremely positive, he incorporates exactly what you request into every session... I can't say enough about the confidence he's building in my young athlete.

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Coach Jonathan has been terrific! He is really helping both my kids on their technical skills and helping to prepare them for try-outs.

Coach Jonathen is a great coach I would recommend him to anybody.

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Coach Jonathan is amazing! He really cares about helping kids learn soccer, and he does a great job showing them how to improve their skills. He is such a positive coach, with a knack for knowing how to help my daughter understand each lesson. He has been very flexible and easy to work with. My daughter loves how encouraging he is. I would highly recommend Coach Jonathan to anyone.

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Jonathan is a great coach after one session my daughter's skills have improved. We look forward to working with him again.

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Coach Jonathan has been an instrumental reason in my son getting to that next level. He's focused on those individual skills such as speed, agility and striking. His knowledge and shared experience helps my son have a better understanding of soccer and things that can make him a much better overall player.

My kids adore him! My boys show so much improvement after working with coach Jonathan. I was shocked to see how much better my boys play in their game after the second session. They got much more confident in their shooting and their soccer skills. Really worth it! I would recommend to anyone.

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Coach Jonathan has been a wonderful inspiration to my son. He has been incredibly detailed, efficient, and motivational in taking his game to the next level! Always on time. Always has a smile. Always has a goal established. An incredible mentor! My son looks forward to being pushed hard each session! We wouldn't want to work with anyone else!

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I wasn't sure about doing this but after I did I am very happy I did the coach was excellent and son enjoyed every minute of it and both him and I learn more about soccer he ready for another session.

Coach Jonathan met my kids (11 & 9 yrs old) and from the start made them feel comfortable with the training sessions. They are having fun, learning a lot, and truly enjoy the workouts!

This is a follow-up to my first review provided below. My son has had several sessions with Jonathan and Jonathan has identified areas of improvements and modifies each session to help him improve. After each session Jonathan sends me all of the drills performed with illustration and explanations as well as You tube videos as examples. My son is able to practice drills on his own or with me.

My 10 year old son had his first session with Jonathan and I was impressed with professionalism, organization, ability to teach, and the fun my son had. When I arrived, Jonathan had the full work out planned: ladders, cones, goals all set-up; so there was no lag between drills. In summary, the workout covered dribbling, passing, moves and shooting but each of the drills were focused on executing the correct form and speed of play. Jonathan demonstrated the drills and was precise about how the foot, body, etc should be positioned for each drill. He managed the time well to get the most out of each drill before moving on to the next one. Jonathan has a great personality for working with kids and will get a lot out of a motivated player. Your child should be prepared to work and they will get a ton of touches in one hour.

Coach Jonathan has been extremely helpful in developing & improving my son soccer skills . It's been truly remarkable to watch his progress from week to week from working with coach Jonathan. Coach Jonathan is exstremly
knowledgeable of the game of soccer
& truely understand how to teach it to other . I strongly recommend coach Jonathan training session to anyone interested in learning & improving in game of soccer .
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Coach Jonathan was awesome! He was very communicative and encouraging of my 10yr old. He showed lots of positive energy and patience throughout the session and gave examples of what he wanted for each drill. My son learned a great deal in a short time and is looking forward to his next lesson! Thanks Coach!

Jonathan helped our 7 year old son fine-tune his skills in preparation for the move from recreation soccer to Academy level. I literally cannot say enough good about him! He was exceptionally patient and generous, taking his time to explain the drills and coming up with games that made what can be repetitive work fun for a younger player. After each session, the amount of improvement in Gabriel's game was substantial! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jonathan - his laid-back, easy going demeanor makes him easy for players to relate to and his skill, knowledge and dedication to his sport encourages players to strive to their utmost potential. Our son fell absolutely in love with him and cried when he found out we were done with the sessions!

Coach Jonathan was a big help I had scheduled a session with him on Friday and had a playoffs game on Saturday and a championship game on Sunday in both games I had scored once and had 3 assists; I have not done this all season. I noticed a big difference in my first touch, shot and left foot. After my session I was very tired and worn out which to me is a good practice. I think anyone should book Jonathan as a one on one coach.

As the parent of a 14yr, Jonathan's coaching exceeded my expectations in our first session. He was early, prepared, methodical, critical, focused, encouraging, energetic, and genuinely concerned about my son's developing performance.

My daughter is 16 y.o., has played competitive soccer for 10 years and has had quite a few coaches during this timeframe. Going into high school tryouts, we were looking for a coach that could provide her with some very useful one-on-one training to improve upon her skills and confidence. Coach Jonathan surpassed our expectations. My daughter took the training that she received and applied it to her game almost immediately. Coach Jonathan was very flexible in his schedule, treated our daughter with respect and was always set up and ready to go on time. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to improve upon their soccer skills.

Jonathan was awesome! My daughter had a great session. They did a lot of new drills she had never done before. Plenty of good tips, encourage, and feedback.

Jonathan Leathers is exemplary at what he does. While training my son, he quickly observed strengths and weaknesses and honed in on areas that needed development. From his encouragement and focus, I began to see my son soar with new confidence. He also instructs on areas such as all around fitness, how to stay injury free and nutrition.The icing on the cake is Jonathan's attention to developing the whole player stressing the importance of humility, sportsmanship, and worship as foundational for success. We wholeheartedly recommend Jonathan as coach/trainer.
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