Leo S., Montclair, NJ Soccer Coach

Leo S.



Former defender and goalkeeper for ASEC Mimosas Abidjan, 2nd Division and top ranked youth soccer coach with Class F license. MCYSA 2015 Champion . View all coaching experience

This coach is unavailable to take clients at this time.

Training Locations
Training Locations
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  1. Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road, Bloomfield, NJ
  2. Hillside Elementary School, Montclair, NJ
  3. Brookdale Park, Watchung Ave, Bloomfield, NJ

Coach is willing to travel up to 25 miles

  • 5 years

  • Qualified Private Coach

  • Kids, Teenagers

  • Defense, Forward, Goalkeeper, Midfield

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


  • 5 years

  • Qualified Private Coach


  • Kids, Teenagers

  • Defense, Forward, Goalkeeper, Midfield

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

More About Coach Leo

My coaching experience includes coaching U8 to U13 boys for the past 5 years. This includes coaching both recreational and travel levels for Montclair United Soccer Club and Bloomfield Soccer Club, respectively. I've led my team to be in the top 2 and 3 spots in the league.

Currently train and coach girls U9 Elite and U11 top flight travel teams as part of the Sparta Soccer Club.

I have the NJ Class F coaching license which expands my training abilities with additional skills and tips that I look forward to applying in training sessions with youth players.

Born in West Africa, where soccer is the major sport and where babies are born with a soccer ball (futbol) in their hands, I played during my entire childhood. This progressed to playing as a teenager and young adult in the ASEC Mimosas Abidjan 2nd division in Ivory Coast.

I assess the player first to determine his first touch (how player receives the ball) which determines which level the player is at and allows me to tailor the training to the appropriate level.

My sessions include technical and tactical skills. Ball control, penetration, ball handling during game and dribbling are the main technical skills. The tactical skills covered include the run on the field, receiving the ball under pressure and passing. Ball shooting is a part of all sessions as well.

Having been a goal keeper for many years for my club, I also offer specific goal keeper training classes.

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Client Reviews

Coach Leo does a wonderful job. He breaks down the strategy of the game and follows up with drills that demonstrate his message.

coach leo is patient, kind, professional, and tough in a positive way. In one 60 minute session, my daughter was able to learn so many new techniques. He explained everything in an easy to understand manner and repeated it until she did it right. She really enjoyed her session and is already feeling more confident.

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Coach Leo was great! He did drills with my sons to work on fundamentals that will help build basic skills. He was very patient and kind while teaching. Would definitely like to book lessons again.

Coach Leo was great! After 1 session of improving specific parts of my game, I felt confident going into the next league match. Can't wait for more sessions!

Really patient and explains the basics very well for my daughter that's just a beginner.

Coach Leo was fantastic with my 8 year old son today. My son felt very comfortable and really seemed to pick up some great pointers in just the one session. We look forward to our next private lesson.

Coah Leo has a lot of knowledge in finding the needs of a player, he gave my son some good, real scenarios and impacting lessons that every player should have, he teaches very straight forward that my 8 year old got it right away, looking forward to train again.

Great golee coach !

Coach Leo was professional, engaging and on time! I know with his guidance my son will have the fundamentals he needs to be a to be a great player and team mate. Defiantly using him for more sessions

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My son learned so much in 1 session that we are both looking forward to the next. Coach Leo really knows how to relate to the player and his positive attitude reflects in the training.

Not only is Coach Leo an excellent and completely motivating trainer, our son was amazed at how much he learned in just one session, and we all know how hard it is to impress a teenager! We can't wait until our next session.

Coach Leo has been a perfect tutor for my son, who is 14 and plays defense. He has reviewed fundamental defensive skills with my son, helped with his ball handling and taught him a few tricks too. He is patient, creative and makes the sessions fun. Highly recommended.

Coach Leo did an amazing coaching job with my 6 year old son! He was great at explaining the drills and was very enthusiastic and patient.

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Excellent Coach. My son made some changes on just one day of practice. Glad I found Coach Leo. Looking forward to more seccions. Thank you

Leo was passionate, knowledgeable, and kind to my son. In the short time they spent together he learned quite a bit and we will continue to work with Leo on all facets of the game. This gentleman comes highly recommended!

Coach Leo was a great coach he helped me relearn how to play goalie

Coach Leo has been flexible, responsive, and most importantly, very helpful for my 2 boys. He focused in on their strengths and has them both interested in getting better. A very positive experience after just one session.

Coach Leo is a wonderful working with young, motivated players. My son can't wait until his next training session.

Coach Leo is an excellent coach. He is very skilled and super knowledgeable. He worked with my son only three sessions but he learned more than he had in weeks of other camps attended. We will definitely be signing up for more sessions with coach Leo.

Watching my 11 yr old son practice with coach Leo was extremely gratifying! In his first session he immediately identified his abilities and areas for improvement. The drills Coach Leo had him do worked on his fundamentals. Looking forward to many more sessions!!

Definitely got some golden nuggets out of my session with Coach Leo.

Coach Leo has been working with my daughter and she feels he has taught her many new skills and strategies.
He is a pleasant and knowledgable coach.

Coach Leo was great! I could not believe one session, which was not even private , with my son, had such an impact on him. After the game I had quite a few parents telling me how good he did - he was on top and all over everyone. I can hardly wait to see what a private one does.

Coach Leo is great, I've only been working with him a week and on the first day he was really enthusiastic. You can tell he loves the game and loves teaching the game. Every session the training gets tougher, as an aspiring athlete I love it and I'm always excited for my next session with Coach Leo.

Coach Leo is awesome! You can tell that he is dedicated to the kids. He is a very kind & welcoming man who makes you feel right at home even when new. In just one lesson he made a difference in my boyfriends son's confidence. I cant say enough about him. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a coach.


Coach Leo is the best. He's intoxicatingly enthusiastic and passionate about soccer but always finds the larger message of character and sportsmanship. My son plays Keeper and Leo has great experience to teach tactics and skills with drills that build on one another. But when working with players in the field he's just as specific if not more so. He's always smiling and is a wonderful dad to his own great son and really cares about the boys and their development as players and as people.

It was a wonderful soccer season. I know that Lawton enjoyed it and learned a lot. And we as well as his extended family enjoyed watching and cheering our Stars on.
Our sincere thanks and gratitude for your commitment to this program and the positive and inclusive philosophy you bring. It is great that someone of Ari's ability can find a program such as this to enjoy the game. Thank you again.
Our coach and team were amazing. Thanks for a great experience, and and an amazing coach giving up so much of his personal time but looking like he was so happy to do so!! -
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