Luis F., Grand Junction, CO Soccer Coach

Luis F.



I have experience playing soccer at the collegiate, semi pro level(PDL). I also have learned a lot from professional atmosphere experience(professional trials-USL). View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • California State University--San Marcos (CA)

  • 7 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Goalkeeper, Defense, Forward, Midfield

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


  • California State University--San Marcos (CA)

  • 7 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Goalkeeper, Defense, Forward, Midfield

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

More About Coach Luis

First off, my name is Luis Farfan. I have a strong and very credible background in soccer. Since my early childhood I began playing at Nomads Soccer Club based out of La Jolla in San Diego County. When I left the Nomads I was recruited to the Arsenal North Academy soccer team in Ontario, so I pursued that being given the opportunity to play alongside some of the best soccer players I have seen until this day! Following high school graduation, I pursued a Semi Professional career in a League named PDL, which is to give collegiate players a chance to be seen professionally on their off seasons. I played for Cal State San Marcos University from 2012-2016, and during my years there, we gained status in to the C.C.A.A conference which is division two in NCAA. Following college soccer, I pursued two professional soccer trials in the USL league which is second division in the U.S. I did not get picked up by either team, and decided to go 100% in with Personal Training being that the finances coming out of college did not allow me to pursue other professional options I had. I have loved every minute of giving back to all my athletes from the countless years of experience, coaches, and mentors who showed me what it takes to be a top level soccer player and athlete not only on the field, but off of it as well! As of now, I run personal lessons full time. I also am currently helping implement a sports program across the Oceanside district schools where we track fitness, as well as train the students in the program all year to compare the development they gained through out the year with our direct training. I am also currently running a monthly soccer for the Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside aside from assisting them with after school programming for students. To conclude, I have two twin brothers who are currently are just reaching their 30's, and they both played around the world at a very high level professionally (MLS & Liga MX). Over the years I have learned very many tactical drills, fitness drills, or simply drills to improve what the individual player needs to improve on!

I really enjoy helping kids of all ages to better themselves. I have a great understanding of what drills and exercises kids at a younger age benefit from to input it into their game on the field versus what an older kid should work on to implement into their game. At an older age, more fitness is required as well as correcting the individual bad tendencies that you may pick up that are limiting your game. As a player on the field I play defensive midfield which requires a very simplistic style of play, pass completion to be almost perfect, must be aggressive on defense, and if in the right positions you also have the freedom to take defenders on and add some creativity to the attacking side of the team! So if you need help on any of these strengths of mine, feel free to set up a session with me and we will go from there to get you to where you want to be. I highly value those who want to reach the next level with their skills to ultimately perform better on the field. There is always a way if there's a will!

Soccer always requires for a player to be well stretched and ready to perform his/her best before getting into any drills or exercises. Therefore, I tend to start my sessions with a dynamic warm up very simple and quick, some things taken straight from my college soccer warm up. The coaching and advice I will provide you with will come from what you want to improve on. As well, if you just want to learn how to do a certain thing or want to understand something better I will help you with it all. My main goal is to satisfy your needs, and better your performance on the field. I will guarantee you that you will be very satisfied. I have very much experience in the sport of soccer and have been around a countless number of professional atmospheres, so I have a great understanding of many different aspects in the world of soccer! Let's get started!

I have been in many top level atmospheres as a player, and as well as a coach helping individual players. I began my soccer career in an AYSO league in San Diego, and made the move to the first club soccer team I played for which was the Nomads. I then played after that in high school for Elsinore High School, which is just past the city of Temecula. I got recruited to the Arsenal North Academy my senior year and then went on to play in various teams in a Semi Pro league called PDL(Premier Developmental League). Beginning in 2011 I began playing on a Semi Pro level soccer team named Reading United in Reading, Pennsylvania, as well as with a team in the same league named Ventura County Fusion. In Pennsylvania, I got to play with more experienced players than me, and learn a lot about coaching an individual 1 on 1 or even in a group. For the last 6 years I have coached kids of all ages, so I have fresh and recent experience in coaching! I played for Cal State San Marcos men's soccer team from 2012-2016, and I was a starting player that plays defensive midfield. Following my time at CSUSM, I have now become deeper involved in the coaching world working for the Boys and Girls Club, and learning to build sports programs from the ground up, as well as run successful camps and skills clinics focused on top level player development. I am ready to take all the experience I have gathered over the years of my soccer career, and incorporate them into drills and exercises that will make my clients significantly better.

First of all when beginning to run a session, I will do a light warm up with some short jogging and stretching exercises accommodating it to what we will be focusing on in the training session. The training sessions will involve all different kinds of drills on the ball going into the attack, we will also do things off the ball, such as correct movement and defensive shape and form. The rest of the training sessions will depend on what the parents or players feels that they need to improve on in order to move their way up to the next level.

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Client Reviews

Coach Luis was well set up and on time, my son enjoyed it and worked hard. Looking forward to it again.

My 13 year old daughter really enjoyed her first session with coach Louie. Everything went smooth start to finish. They were able to do a lot within an hour. Definitely Looking forward to scheduling more sessions! Thank you!

Coach Louis explains everything to my son some he can understand what he needs to do and the reason why they do it. We like him a lot

This was our first experience with CU and such a great initial impression. If other coaches here are even half as qualified as coach Luis, this platform has a bright future.
Coach Luis is extremely well prepared for each practice and has great attitude. He, obviously, possesses great soccer skills (just looked at his experience) and he knows how to transfer this knowledge, push at the right moment, motivate, and lead by example. After only five sessions I can see improvements in the skill set of my son and growing confidence in his soccer game (10 y.o., two seasons of club soccer). Thanks, Luis!

Coach Luis did a great job! The first session was excellent and the boys learned a lot and improved after just one hour. Thanks!

Great Coach. Luis was well organized and patient running my son through various drills. I asked for specific areas of focus and Coach Luis was well prepared with a plan that was very effective training.

Had a great first session with Coach Luis. He was very patient in evaluating my sons talent level. He gave us things to work on at home which has helped. My son is already looking forward to the next session since he had a great time learning from Coach Luis. Thanks!

First lesson is over and it was great! Coach Luis was right on spot with what my son needed to improve his skills. Look forward to continuing his lessons!

Great job!

Louie was great with my son. He quickly assessed my son’s needs and weaknesses and ran some great drills for improvement. He talked and walked through every drill and made sure my son understood the task at hand. We will continue with Louie and highly recommend.

Coach Luis was amazing with my 8 year old son! We saw an improvement right away - my son had a blast working with Coach Luis and is looking forward to his next session with him! I highly recommend Coach Luis!

Great coach, understanding and able to work with younger kids. At the sae time teaching them the needed skills.

Excellent Session w Coach Luis @ Rancho Bernardo !!

We are booking another session now..

Coach Luis is a great coach for our son. Even after a few sessions, we've seen big improvements, and Luis continues to increase the intensity to raise the game. One thing I really appreciate is Luis is a hands-on coach. He doesn't sit on the sidelines and tell my son what to do. He has the skills to show, and the technical knowledge to translate that into results.

Luis was great with my daughter. He worked through a warmup, stretching and then working on drills. It helped her gain some confidence in her abilities and in her playing. I would use him again. Thank you.

My son really likes Coach Luis. Practice today included a lot of technique work, something he needed to work on.

First session was great! Luis figured best approach to get Hannah's form corrected which instantly gave her more confidence! She wants to juggle like him and looks forward to working with him again!! Thanks!

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Coach Luis is OUTSTANDING!! My 8 yr old daughter and her friend had their first session with him yesterday evening and the girls were all smiles and asking about the next time they could play soccer with him. They were ecstatic to talk about the new foot work they learned and came home pumped to show us all! He is super with this age group. Soft spoken yet direct and professional ( a necessity with little ladies). Gave us a quick ' wrap up ' chat after practice and suggested activities to work on in between practices. He also gave us an honest assessment of their skill level and made suggestions accordingly. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Coach Luis!!! He deserves 10 stars out of 5!!

Coach Luis is great. Very knowledgeable and my daughter had a great session with him. I would definitely recommend him.

Great start so far. Very professional. Looking forward to more sessions for my son.

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Luis is a great coach!! His session was very organized and planned out. Very sport specific/ position specific. I highly recommend Luis. Luis worked on exactly what I need to do to be a better player in the soccer field. Very patient and motivational coach and a all-around good guy. Highly recommend Luis.

Our son Luca completed his first training session with Coach Luis, he had an excellent time, feels like he really connected with Coach, and learned new skills. Looking forward to more session with Coach Luis.

Louie worked with my son for the first time today but already I was very impressed with how quickly he established a great rapport with him. My son felt super comfortable with Louie's coaching style. Even though his drills were challenging, my son said it was fun immediately after. He doesn't usually like to work hard. We will definitely be scheduling multiple sessions with Louie. My son's looking forward to it! Thanks Louie!

I really like how coach Luis shows his true care of wanting to help my development. He explains the benefits that come with everything we do out on the field clearly, which really helps understand things easily. He will improve your weaknesses in a matter of days like I saw mine excel! Thank you for all the help with my improvement Coach Luis!
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