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Manuel Lara, Inglewood, CA Soccer Coach

Manuel Lara

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U.S Soccer Professional C license Mentor. Approach every situation with a positive attitude, Be solution oriented, Maintain a growth mindset. 1000plusTouches on the ball guarantee. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Mentor Manuel. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$85 1 session + applicable fees

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Standard Package
Recommended
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Mentor Manuel. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$240 3 sessions ($80/ea) + applicable fees

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Pro Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Mentor Manuel. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$375 5 sessions ($75/ea) + applicable fees

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Mentor Manuel. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$650 10 sessions ($65/ea) + applicable fees

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Ultimate Mentor Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

My Ultimate Mentor Package is designed to benefit your individual athletes in growing their: Positive Attitude, confidence, growth mindset, resiliency, and preparation to be their best selves while improving their responsi... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$1100 20 sessions ($55/ea) + applicable fees

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Group Training
In-Person Training for up to 10 athletes

1 Group session package with Mentor Manuel. 60 minute session length. 10 Players max. Elite group training Follow all social distance guidelines.

Session Length: 1 hour

$25 1 session + applicable fees

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  • California State University--Dominguez Hills (CA)

  • 18 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, 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

Credentials

  • California State University--Dominguez Hills (CA)

  • 18 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, 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 Manuel

I have been coaching boys and girls soccer for 18 years. I currently hold my US Soccer Professional coach C license.
I'm currently the Assistant Athletic Director @ Animo Venice Charter High School. Boys and Girls varsity Soccer coach at Animo Venice. I have participated in training with Chelsea FC Coaches, Liverpool FC, Mexico Águilas del America, also with Dawn Scott, the head Strength and Fitness Coach of the US Women’s National Team. Had the blessing to learn from England U20 National team Aidy Boothroyd. Also received training from Champions League and English Premier Champions Great Liverpool's Dr. Ryland Morgans (The Incorporation of sport science, Speed, and Strength into Elite Soccer training). I have also participated in training with the USC/UCLA women’s soccer teams. I also coached a marathon running team for high school students for the past 18 years, this year I completed my 17th LA marathon 2022. I have successfully trained 550 students to finish the Los Angeles Marathon. I have also completed Olympic triathlons and understand the demands of being an athlete. I have played soccer all my life, and am currently playing Gaelic Football. I have had the honor of winning the region championship with my boy’s team and made it to the 2018 Cal South State cup quarter finals with my girl’s team. I am very positive and believe in empowering the players at every level. As an educator, I have lots of experience in working with school aged children and have a clear understanding of teaching the skills and technicality of soccer to young players. Below is a summary of my qualifications Excellent knowledge of club soccer and game techniques Strong training and supervising skills Remarkable motivating and coordination skills Skilled in recognizing and working on players' weakness and strengths Ability to develop customized training sessions for a single player and the entire team Outstanding leadership skills with tremendous potential to produce results

4 years varsity soccer at John C. Fremont high school
Santa Monica College Men's Soccer Team
17 Los Angeles marathon
32 Half marathon
16 18-mile races
2x Olympic triathlon finisher

I am very positive and believe in empowering the Players at every level.
Well-planned, innovative soccer training programs, which consist of high quality soccer drills.
Philosophical approaches to nurturing creativity and soccer education.
A clear understanding of teaching the skills and technicality of soccer to young players.
Excellent knowledge of club soccer.
A 1 on 1 coaching session will vary on what's appropriate for the day and what we previously worked on. Typically a session plan will include the following key points:
- An active/dynamic warm-up/stretch
-Follow by a complete series of lessons focusing on a few technical or tactical ball fundamentals (ex. Passing, dribbling, positioning, support etc.)
-Speed/agility and plyometrics work
-Real game scenario drills (position specific)
-Finalizing with a light cool down and positive feedback
(All Session will be customized based on age and skill level) every level is welcome.

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Client Reviews

Hi Coach Lara, Just a note to thank you for such a great season. Jasper played on the middle school team this season (one of the few 6th graders who played for most of the games) and he came to appreciate your coaching even more! He said he learned how to read the field from you and his kind of incoherent team experience at school didn’t compare well with the cohesion and team spirit of the team. So thank you again and hope to see you next fall! All best, Laura
Thank you Coach for the awesome work out. My son was extremely happy when he got back to the car on how good his training was going. I feel like you definitely take it to the next level. Thank you for the trainings Carlos
Thank you Coach for the awesome work out. My son was extremely happy when he got back to the car on how good his training was going. I feel like you definitely take it to the next level. Thank you for the trainings Carlos
Hi Manny!! Thanks so much for getting the girls to the knock out rounds of State Cup. So awesome!! Just wanted to let you know how grateful I am for your coaching style and demeanor on the side lines. We have been invovled with many soccer teams with all 3 kids and it is sooooo rare to see a coach with a strong character- someone who speaks honestly while still being kind and appropriate...even in the midst of tough competition and unfair calls. Please know that this does not go unnoticed, and is very much appreciated!!! Take care!! Michelle (Ava's mom)
FYI. Alex's team won the championship yesterday. It was a tie , went into penalty kicks and thank goodness you've been working on kicking because he made the winning kick. So cool. His first time ever making a winning kick. Great for his self esteem. Thank you so much for your great coaching.
Coach Lara is an amazing coach. Very thorough, patient, motivating, and super knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend anyone to sign up with Coach Lara. One of the best coaches out there.
Coach Lara has been a great mentor to my son Alex. His confidence has increased and his ball control and shots are amazing. Coach Lara is the best coach I have ever seen.
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