Marcus Luster, Raleigh, NC Soccer Coach

Marcus Luster



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Former semi-professional soccer player for DC United U23s, 4-year starter at the College of William & Mary, and USSF Licensed Coach. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • College of William and Mary (VA)

  • 4 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


  • College of William and Mary (VA)

  • 4 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 Marcus

I have been coaching and training youth soccer players for the past 2 years. I have worked with boys and girls of various skill levels from ages 4 to 18. I currently possess my USSF D License and am working to further my coaching education.

Semi-professional player for DC United's u23 team in 2013. Started and played 4 years at the College of William and Mary, a Division I program in Williamsburg, VA. During my time at school I earned First Team All-State and All-Conference honors as well as being named as the team MVP.

Each session is catered to each player's desired area of improvement, age, and skill-level. Sessions can be individual or group and last 1 to 1.5 hours depending on preference. Players typically go through a dynamic warm-up followed by technical, cognitive, tactical, and agility/fitness drills all customized to the skills players want to improve. Drills are setup to focus on correcting and improving technique but also to help the players understand how to apply the training in match situations. Players are always the focus of the sessions and are constantly engaged throughout the entirety.

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Marcus was a true professional, always on time and my daughter looked forward to his training sessions. She learned a bunch, conditioned and made High School
soccer league using his techniques.

After just one session, I would definitely recommend Coach Marcus to any player looking for a high level of individual training. The training session was creative and fun, while also being focused and intense, and it was clear that he puts a lot of thought into it. He also immediately asked if there was anything in specific that he could help with going forward, which is great for anyone that wants help with long term development.

My 9 year old son really enjoyed his session with Marcus. Marcus created a well balanced challenging session and is great working with kids. Looking forward to seeing my son’s skills and knowledge of the game improve as he continues to work with Marcus.

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Super supportive and patient. He is a great coach. You will not regret picking him.

Coach Markus really connects with the kids, he has a great balance of skill work, technique, endurance, and fun. He is energetic, easy going, and very positive.

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Marcus works hard to make his sessions impactful.

We had our first session with Marcus. He was on time, prepared and did a great job engaging and challenging our daughter. We looking forward to our next session with Marcus!!

Marcus is a really kind and encouraging coach, and he has been really responsive to what my daughter needed to sharpen her skills. He is very encouraging!

Coach Marcus is friendly and Jay really enjoyed the workout. Looking forward to working with him more.

Coach Marcus was very professional and detailed. My daughter really enjoyed and felt amazing afterwards. I would recommend Marcus to anyone. Thanknyou!

Coach Marcus is excellent and knows his stuff and I am a soccer guy. My son liked him and we will be seeing him again soon.

Coach Marcus was great! My son really learned a lot and appreciated his coaching especially as he prepared for high school tryouts!

Marcus was great with our 7 year old.

Marcus worked with him on a number of drills and then gave him some time as goalie.

Our 7 year old said it was his most favorite time ever.

As others have commented previously, Marcus blends great coaching with positive reinforcement.

We can’t wait to go back!

My daughter Kasey said the training was awesome?

I really like Coach Marcus's approach. He has some great and challenging drills. What I appreciate even more is how encouraging he is throughout the session. He seems to hit that sweet spot of challenging/pushing development without it seeming impossible to his students. I think his positive words help his students go for it! He also has these great tips throughout about slight changes in body position to really help you do whatever maneuver better.
He seems to genuinely love helping young players develop.
I would highly recommend Marcus. He definitely has the skills and great postive reinforcement for coaching.

Coach Marcus is awesome and a true pleasure to work with. Every time we arrive he is there at the field set up and eager to start. My sons foot work and power kicks have improved tremendously since working with Marcus. I highly recommend Coach Marcus.

Superbly qualified. Lots of knowledge. Very pleasant to talk to and learn from.

Chris Chellappa. CDR USN (Ret)

My 9yo has had two sessions now with Coach Marcus. He is amazing! He works her from beginning to end sharpening her skills. He is working to develop an all around player by challenging her reaction time, decision making, cardiovascular, foot skills, bilateral development... I could go on and on. It is also important to note that although he is challenging her he is very encouraging and sweet! I highly recommend Coach Marcus!

Awesome experience! Very positive training!

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