Kota Nakayama, Los Angeles, CA Soccer Coach

Kota Nakayama



Hey its Coach Kota! My goal is to improve athletes performance to develop a well rounded athlete who can succeed on & off the field by hard work while having fun & enjoyable time. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • Santa Monica College (CA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Forward, Defense

  • Shooting, One-Touch, First Touch, Dribbling, Crossing


  • Santa Monica College (CA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Forward, Defense

  • Shooting, One-Touch, First Touch, Dribbling, Crossing

More About Coach Kota

I have coached all age groups, youngest being 3-4 years old all the way to college and semi-professional athletes. I have done various coaching and volunteering to help athletes develop and help achieve their goals and dreams. I currently am certified with a U.S soccer federation F-license and recently finished a season with U-16 boys soccer club.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and played soccer growing up as a child. Played competitive soccer since the age of 5 years old with various club team in Hawaii. In High school, I help my varsity team to 4 divisional titles, 1 conference title and 1 state title in the 4 years I played varsity. I moved on to play collegiate soccer at Santa Monica College in Los Angeles California, where we were Western State Conferences Champions in my final season there.

A personalized session plan for players development to help achieve your goals & dreams. Session will include Technical & Strength training, Diet, Healthy Lifestyle, Tactic & more

Session plan, workouts, and training will be base on athletes goals and needs. We will talk and discuss what the player should work on and come up with a game plan. A general outline should suggest a Warmup, Technical drills, Specific emphasize drills, and Strength and Conditioning workouts. We will also discuss off the field topic to be prepared such as Diet, lifestyle, and Film-work to help player success.

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We really enjoy working with Kota.

Kota was exactly what we were looking for for our 13 yr old son who wants to take his development to the next level. Kota worked with him to help him improve his technical skills, gave him great pointers on shooting and passing, and kept him motivated and encouraged. Highly recommend!

My daughter really enjoyed her time with coach Kota. That went over things she had not learned from other coaches and incorporated simple skills she can pull out on the field. He was patient and fun. She was tired and happy when she was done!

Kota was excellent and I learned a lot. I was looking for help to transition from offensive position to a defensive position. He focused on the areas I said I wanted help with and had a good set of practice drills. He has a strong 'lots of ball touches' philosophy which was a goal of mine as well.

Coach Kota really helped set goals for my daughter during this first session.
It was a perfect level of intensity as well as getting enjoyment out of it.
We look forward to future sessions.

I’ve been playing soccer for many years now and I’ve trained with a lot of different people that have different styles of training. The training that I received from Coach Kota was really affective. I thought the drills we did were very clever and useful for the pitch and was organized and persistent. What makes Coach Kota's training session different from any other is that the drills had something extra to it, rather then being a playing and easy going drill.
Coach Kota has improved my condition and awareness on the pitch. His high intensity drills allows player's to understand his surroundings with a quick understanding of the play, that goes for myself as well. I found that in match situations it is a lot easier to understand where I stand on the pitch. Not only that, my composure is now on point, making it easier for me to decide plays with a clear vision. All thanks to coach Kota's training especially his one touch, dynamic and agility drills!
Hey kota thanks for the training sessions, they very well formed. I can tell these are the fundamental the pros take decades to master. I like that you are serious about training. I hope we can get more sessions in the future.
I had the privilege to train with coach Kota January 2019. Kota is a knowledgeable coach that is engaging and most importantly passionate. I would definitely recommend Coach Kota to any athletes seeking to improve their ability in soccer.
Training with Kota is smooth and precise. His focus throughout increases the intensity which I really benefit from. Definitely a great way to improve your ball mastery.
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