Kelvin M., Lake Placid, NY Soccer Coach

Kelvin M.



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Professional soccer coach ranked #7 nationally as a private soccer coach through CoachUp and former college soccer standout dedicated to your soccer success. View all coaching experience

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Kelvin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$160 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Kelvin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$1568 10 sessions ($157/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

25 session package with Coach Kelvin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$3840 25 sessions ($154/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

50 session package with Coach Kelvin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$7520 50 sessions ($150/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Union College (NY)

  • 12 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


  • Union College (NY)

  • 12 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 Kelvin

Over the past ten years, I have trained successful soccer players from ages ranging from six to twenty-five. I have trained in Player Development Academies, high school teams, club travel and university. For the past two years, I coached at the Riverdale Country School; assisting their varsity team capture a state championship in the fall of 2014; currently coaching at the State University of New York Maritime.

Originally hailing from Honduras, Coach Martinez is a former Western New England Prep School Soccer Association (WYNEPSSA) All-Star selection; he played NCAA soccer at Union College (NY) where he was the Liberty League’s all-conference leading scorer. He played for the Blackwatch Professional Development (PDL) team.

My coaching philosophy consists of a high technical standard surrounded by a fun environment.

Every session will be tailored to a player's age, playing level, physical condition and personal goals. A typical sessions can comprise of a warm-up geared towards ball mastery, which is the foundation to everything we do. We follow our ball mastery warm-up with speed training; Mental and Physical Speed; With & Without the Ball; Acceleration; Reaction; Decision Making. Our speed work is followed by our 1 v 1 attack work. This is comprised of individual skills to keep possession and create space. This includes the “How, When, Where” of 1 v 1. Our session ends with a finishing portion in order to develop scoring skills around the box. And lastly homework, the athletes I train have a strong desire to become the best soccer player they can be, and for that it is essential to train outside of training. The assignments are given for this purpose.

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I have to say thank you to coach Kelvin, my son love the first session he had with him , was learning experience because was first time using a private coach , my son love coach Kelvin train Willy hard with him pushing him to his limits and show him he can do!!
My son can’t wait to the next session!!
Thank you Coach Kelvin

Kelvin was great. He was focused very professional. Our daughter really liked him. We will definitely do more sessions.

Coach Kelvin was a fantastic coach. I am a winger and he knew exactly how to help me. Having not played in eight months I was a little out of shape however he worked with me to get me back to where I need to be. Ball control has always been a difficult aspect of the game for me and he tackled it right at the start of the session. The intensity was high but was needed to improve my overall game. A truly fantastic coach!

In just one training session I learned a lot and it really helped. I had a great time with Coach Kelvin and I'm looking forwards to training with him again.

My twin 16 year-old boys just completed their first session with Kelvin. It couldn't have gone any better. His technical knowledge and enthusiasm is tremendous. Looking forward to many more sessions. My only regret is we didn't find him sooner!

Wonderful first session getting my eleven year old son back to soccer after a serious injury. Coach Kelvin's training and technique is something we haven't seen before and after just one session my son said his ball handling improved tremendously. I would definitely recommend Coach Kelvin to anyone.

My first training session with coach kelvin was absolutely great. He pushes you to your limits he works with you, help you understand what you're doing wrong and what you're doing right. After my first day I went out to practice what he taught me and I was already getting better. I would recommend to any one.

My 11 year old son had his first session with Coach Kelvin and can't wait to go back. Kelvin was prompt, approachable, clear, direct, and made the soccer drills "fun" for the entire session. My son resonated with Kelvin's hands-on approach and step-by-step teaching style. Kelvin even assigned homework for my son. We can see definite improvement in my son's skills.

Coach Kelvin is a great coach! After one session I felt like I learned new ways to improve my game. He not only teaches you how to be a better soccer player but he also provides you with the the skills necessary to improve on your own. Throughout the session Kelvin push and encourages you to push the boundaries of you're skill. I find that in every session He is able to get the most out of me even when I think I have nothing left to give. Overall Kelvin is very professional coach who definitely gets the most out of you, I would recommend him to anyone !

Coach Kelvin was really great! Definitely would recommend him to anyone!!

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My son's session with Coach Kelvin was his first experience with a one-on-one professional coach and there will be many more to follow. Coach Kelvin was incredibly well prepared to address the areas of my son's game on which he wanted to work. He was a great teacher and motivator throughout the session and my son came away from the workout with a real sense of achievement as well as an elevated mental and physical sense for the game. We highly recommend Coach Kelvin and are very much looking forward to the next sessions.

Coach Kelvin is great! He was really accommodating to my soccer player's ever changing schedule. The player was really excited about his sessions with Coach Kelvin and said that he really pushed him to work hard during the whole session. Coach Kelvin also gave great feedback after each session regarding my player's performance and improvements. I would highly recommend!

Coach kelvin is a thoughtful soccer player and an excellent teacher of the skills necessary to play the game. He is especially patient with kids and does a great job developing their interest in and commitment to the game.
Review written by Father of an 11yr old boy

Kelvin is an excellent coach. He immediately connected with my daughter who is 7 years old and was very effective in getting her confidence up with handling the ball. I am looking forward to continuing the sessions with him.

Coach Kelvin is a great coach. He works on all aspects of the game: dribbling, shooting, accuracy, and foot work. While I was practicing with Kelvin besides learning a lots he makes it fun. Thank you coach and I look forward to our sessions - Jared

Coach Kelvin gave me an excellent first training session. He's patient yet still pushes you to get the most out of the session. My first touch has noticeably improved already with the routine he gave me to practice. I could not recommend him enough if you're looking for a high quality soccer coach in the NYC area. He's a great guy, prepared with a game plan for each session and generally cares about his clients and the growth they show on and off the pitch. Looking forward to my next session with Kelvin.

Coach Kelvin was prompt, professional and warm which is everything I could ask for in a coach. My son Lennon loved him and he looks very forward to his next session with him. Coach Kelvin took a very hands on approach and was right alongside Lennon in all of the drills and games. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgable soccer coach who works well with children.

Coach Kelvin has already impressed me and my son after the first session! His manner is both professional and warm and made my son feel comfortable from the get go. My son commented that Coach Kelvin is a wonderful teacher, giving precise descriptions on each area he needs to improve on, and he has learned more in one session than he did working with a prior coach all summer. I highly recommend him!
An update: After 7 sessions I can say that Coach Kelvin is consistently focused, and engaged during each session. His background as a high school coach and teacher is evident in everything he does. My son benefited from the experience tremendously as his skills and confidence were greatly enhanced.

Coach Kelvin is an amazing coach. He helped immensely with my dribbling technique and taught me a bunch of new moves and ways to turn quickly and effectively in order to beat defenders. All his drills were fun and suited towards my needs. It is clear that he is a great player and coach with a vast understanding of the game and I would recommend him to anyone!

Coach Kevin was a great coach!

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Coach Kelvin has dramatically improved from our child's soccer skills and most importantly, confidence and enjoyment of the game. He has a very positive attitude, is highly motivating and is a great trainer. He makes the children feel great about themselves and is sincere in his approach. After several weeks of training, our child quickly emerged as a better passer and greater scorer, with more control of the ball, during his league games. Thank you Coach Kelvin!

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Coach kelvin is a great coach, had an amazing session. I'm completely new to the sport and he took on the challenge of teaching me. He takes his time to teach, and the method of teaching is just fun, easy, and anyone can learn. I had never had so much fun learning a sport before, it makes me want to actually keep learning. One of the many things i liked was the fact that he leaves you homework, and constantly reminds you to remember to practice on your own. I'm looking forward to the future, and to learn. With deepest sincerity one of the greatest coach I ever had.

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Coach Kelvin is an awesome coach! I have been playing soccer my whole life and really thought I knew everything there was to know. I was wrong. He opened my eyes to some new coaching techniques. After one session I already feel like I can be great. Introduced me to some new drills and new techniques and once I perfect these, I'm sure he'll challenge me won't something new. Great session Coach.

Coach Kelvin is simply one of the best I had. Not only does he possess extensive knowledge of the game, but he is also very easy to relate to, and bring an amazing balance of fun and intensity. Its hard to consider him just a coach, I think that he is also a mentor, one who genuinely cares about your best interest. I remember him saying that before he coaches the “soccer player,” he first gets to know the “human being,” and this is the connection I feel to this tremendous coach and an incredible person. I highly recommend him!

Coach Kelvin is the most knowledgeable, most intense, and the warmest coach I have had. From the first session, I felt comfortable and inspired to be the best soccer player I could be. His enthusiasm is evident, his love for the game is undeniable and his ability to teach it is quite a delight. I thank Coach Kelvin for teaching me this amazing sport.
Coach Kelvin is by far the best coach I have had and probably will ever have. He is able to connect with you on a human level and yet physically and emotionally challenge you to achieve a higher level. When you are done training with Coach Kelvin, you are left feeling like you are ready for any challenge because of the way he is able to motivate. Coach Kelvin is my mentor, my coach, my teacher, and all of us who are trained by him feel the same way. If you able to train with him, it may be one of the best decisions you make in your soccer journey.
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