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Mark P., Post Falls, ID Soccer Coach

Mark P.

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A successful USSF ‘A’ Licensed coach (License #: 3818) with over 25 years coaching youth, high school, NCAA Division 1 (19 years), and in the USL. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Mark. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$40 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Mark. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$114 3 sessions ($38/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Mark. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 minute

$180 5 sessions ($36/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Mark. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$340 10 sessions ($34/ea) + one-time fee

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Partner Package
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

1 session package for 60 minutes for up to 2 athletes.

Session Length: 1 minute

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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Online Training Trial Package
Online Training for a single athlete

60 minute phone call or Skype Consultations with Mark for Players, Parents, Administrators, and Coaches. Mark will answer your questions about college recruiting, roster selection, evaluations, and many other topics. He ... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$40 1 session + one-time fee

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Online Training Monthly Package
Online Training for a single athlete

1 30-minute FaceTime, Skype or Phone Call Consultation with Mark per week for a total of 4 weeks.

Session Length: 1 hour

$140 1 session + one-time fee

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Group Training Trial
In-Person Training for up to 10 athletes

In person training for up to 10 athletes specializing in technical aspects and tactical principles of the game.

Session Length: 1 hour

$150 1 session + one-time fee

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Group Training Light Package
In-Person Training for up to 10 athletes

3 group training sessions for up to 10 athletes specializing in technical aspects and tactical principles of the game.

Session Length: 1 hour

$400 3 sessions ($133/ea) + one-time fee

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Group Training Standard Package
In-Person Training for up to 10 athletes

5 group training sessions for up to 10 athletes specializing in technical aspects and tactical principles of the game.

Session Length: 1 hour

$600 5 sessions ($120/ea) + one-time fee

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Group Training Elite Package
In-Person Training for up to 10 athletes

10 group training sessions for up to 10 athletes specializing in technical aspects and tactical principles of the game.

Session Length: 1 hour

$900 10 sessions ($90/ea) + one-time fee

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Team Clinic
In-Person Training for up to 20 athletes

Training session covering a topic requested by the coach or an age appropriate session designed by Mark.

Session Length: 90 minutes

$250 1 session + one-time fee

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  • University of Kansas (KS)

  • 25 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

Credentials

  • University of Kansas (KS)

  • 25 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • 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 Mark

Qualifications
A proven USSF ‘A’ Licensed coach (License #: 3818) with over 25 years coaching experience at every level of the game as both a head coach and an assistant coach. Demonstrated ability to oversee, administer and develop a high-level soccer program at a championship level. Superior knowledge of the game and program management to include recruiting high caliber student-athletes from across the nation, coaching/developing quality student-athletes, budget analysis/planning, NCAA compliance, eligibility, equipment, travel, scheduling, player evaluation, staff training, fund raising, and community relations.

Education
University of Kansas, 1990 (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science)
Western Kentucky University, 2012 (Master of Science in Sports Administration)

Collegiate Coaching Experience
Head Women’s Soccer Coach, The University Of Montana (NCAA Division I) 2011-2017
• Responsible for the implementation and development of every facet of the University of Montana Division I women’s soccer program. Areas of emphasis include program management and planning, player development, team training, nation wide recruiting, budgeting, player evaluation and development, scouting/match preparation, fund raising and community relations. Took over team coming off a 3-12-3 record and 4 straight losing seasons building it into the winningest program in the Big Sky Conference from 2011-2017.
• Record: 65-56-24 overall; 35-18-12 conference (Top 5 all time winning percentage in Big Sky Conf)
• Qualified Big Sky Conference Tournament 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
• Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year -- 2014
• Big Sky Conference Champions – 2012, 2014
• Big Sky Conference Tournament Champions, NCAA Tournament 1st Round – 2011
• Big Sky Conference Tournament Finalist 2012, Semi-Finalist 2014, 2015, 2017, Quarter-finalist 2016
• West Region Ranking (high as #9 of 10 2016, high as #15 of 15 in 2017)
• 2 player named Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year -- 2012, 2017
• 1 player named Big Sky Conference Goalkeeper of the Year -- 2016
• 1 player named Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year -- 2012
• 1 player named Big Sky Conference Newcomer of the Year -- 2014
• 43 players selected All Big Sky Conference (13 first team, 13 second team, 17 honorable mention)
• 16 players selected to Big Sky Conference All-Tournament Teams – 5-2011, 4-2012, 2-2014, 2-2015, 1-2016, 2-2017
• 1 player named Big Sky Conference Tournament MVP -- 2011
• 22 players named Big Sky Conference Players of the Week – 3-2011, 5-2012, 4-2013, 5-2014, 2-2015, 2-2016, 2-2017
• 8 players named NSCAA All Region – 1-2012, 1-2013, 3-2014, 1-2016, 2-2017
• 121 players named Big Sky Conference Academic All Conference – 13-2011, 17-2012, 17-2013, 16-2014, 20-2015, 19-2016, 19-2017)
• 7 consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Awards -- Team GPA 3.53
• 2 players named CoSIDA Academic All District – 2013, 2017
• 2 players named Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Finalist -- 2012, 2014
• 1 player named Lowe’s Senior CLASS 2nd Team All American -- 2014
• 9 players named Scholar All West Region – 1-2012, 1-2013, 3-2014, 2-2016, 2-2017

Associate Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Texas Christian University (NCAA Division I) 2006-2011
• Responsible for assisting in the implementation and development of every facet of a Division I women’s soccer
program. Areas of emphasis include player development, training of midfielders and goalkeepers, nation wide
recruiting, budgeting, program management, player evaluation, scouting/match preparation and community
relations.
• 7 players selected All Mountain West Conference (2 first team, 5 second team)
• 2 players named to 2008 All MWC Tournament Team
• 8 players selected to CoSida/ESPN The Magazine All District (1-2007, 4-2008, 1-2009, 2-2010)
• 18 players named MWC Players of the Week (1-2006, 3-2007, 7-2008, 4-2009, 3-2010)
• 2 players named All Freshman Central Region (2007, 2008)
• 2 players named finalist for Soccer News Net National Player of the Year (2008, 2009)
• 3 player selected to Soccer Buzz All Freshman Central Region Team (2006, 2007, 2008)
• 46 players named MWC All Academic
• 1 player named MWC Freshman of the Year (2008)
• 1 player named All American (2008)
• 1 player named All Central Region (2008)
• 1 player named Top Drawer Soccer All Rookie Team (2008)
• 1 player selected to Mexican National Team (2010)
• 2008 team ranked in every national poll for first time in school history
• 2009 team ranked nationally during the season
• 2008 team set school record for wins, least losses, goals scored (#18 in nation), least goals allowed
• NSCAA Team Academic Award (4 consecutive seasons – team GPA 3.33)
• 2009 – Promoted to Associate Head Coach
• 4 time MWC Soccer Championship Tournament participant

Director of Soccer Operations, Texas Christian University (NCAA Division I) 2005
• Responsible for a broad range of duties including office management and administration, game day
operations, liaison with various athletic and university departments, team travel and recruiting visitations.

Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach, The University of Tulsa (NCAA Division I) 2004-2005
• Responsible for assisting in the implementation and development of every facet of a Division I women’s soccer
program. Areas of emphasis include player development, training of midfielders and goalkeepers, nation wide
recruiting, budgeting, program management, player evaluation, scouting/match preparation and community
relations.

• Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Semi-Finalists
• 1 player selected to the WAC All Conference First Team
• 3 players named WAC All Tournament Team
• 1 player named WAC Defensive Player of the Week
• 9 players named to the WAC Academic All Conference Team
• 1 player named to the CoSida All Academic District Second Team

Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach, University of Iowa (NCAA Division I) 2002-2004
• Responsible for assisting in the implementation and development of every facet of a Division I women’s soccer
program. Areas of emphasis include player development, training of midfielders and goalkeepers, nation wide
recruiting, budgeting, program management, player evaluation, scouting/match preparation and community
relations.
• 2 players named to the Big Ten All Conference Second Team
• 2 players selected to the Big Ten All Freshmen Team
• 1 player named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week four times
• 1 player named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week
• 15 players named Academic All Big Ten

Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach, United States Air Force Academy (NCAA Division I) 1999-2002
• Responsible for assisting in the implementation and development of every facet of a Division I women’s soccer
program. Areas of emphasis include coaching, training of goalkeepers, nation wide recruiting, budgeting,
scheduling, program management, player evaluation, scouting/match preparation and community relations.
• 3 time Mountain West Conference Semi-Finalist
• 1 player selected Mountain West Conference Freshmen of the Year
• 6 players named to All Mountain West Conference First Team
• 3 players named to All Region Teams (NSCAA and Soccer Buzz)
• 1 player named to the Verizon Region VII All Academic Team

Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (NCAA Division II) 1992-1994
• Volunteer assistant for program. Assisted in implementation and development of a Division II soccer program.
Responsibilities included player coaching, training of goalkeepers, recruiting, player evaluation, match preparation
and community relations.

Professional Coaching Experience
Head Coach, Colorado Springs Ascent 14, United Soccer Leagues 1999-2001
• Responsible for team selection, coaching, training, travel, equipment, and community relations of expansion
franchise in the Premier Development League of the United Soccer Leagues.

Olympic Development Program Coaching Experience
North Texas State Olympic Development Program Head Coach 1993, 1996 Girls 2009-2011
Oklahoma State Olympic Development Program Head Coach 1989 Girls 2004-2005
Staff Coach, Region II Olympic Development Program, ’91 Developmental Camp Girls 2004
Iowa State Girls Olympic Development Program Head Coach 1988 Girls 2003-2004
Director, Montana Girls Olympic Development Program 1997-1998
Montana State Girls and Boys Olympic Development Program Head Coach 1981 Girls, 1981 Boys 1995-1998

Youth Coaching Experience
Head Coach, Missoula Strikers Soccer Club U18 Girls, Montana Youth Soccer Association 2017
Girls Technical Director, Iowa Soccer Club, Iowa State Youth Soccer Association 2003-2004
Head Coach, Colorado Rush Soccer Club U15 and U16 Boys, Colorado State Youth Soccer Association 1999-2002
Montana Youth Soccer Association State Coaching License Instructor 1997-1999
• Responsible for conducting state coaching license courses and evaluating coaches applying for licenses.
Head Coach, Great Falls High School Boys Varsity, Great Falls, MT 1996-1999
Director of Coaching and Player Development, Electric City Soccer Club 1995-1999

Professional Experience
Major, United States Air Force 1991-2002
• 1999-2002 Instructor/Program Manager: Manage and direct the scheduling and grading of 28 physical
education classes taught in over 400 class sections to all 4,000 cadets at the United States Air Force Academy.
As an instructor, was responsible for teaching three diverse college-level physical education Courses.
• 1994-1999 Nuclear Missile Flight Commander/Code Controller: Commands and controlled all operational aspects of a strategic nuclear missile operations flight. Supervised production and dispatch of nuclear missile launch components. Includes supervision and career management of over 100 personnel
• 1991-1994 Chief, MILSTAR Database Operations and Software/Satellite Commander: Manage all database operations for the $31 billion satellite program. Commanded mission control team during launch and deployment of MILSTAR satellites. Supervised over 30 personnel in support of satellite mission.

Played with various clubs in the US and Japan as a youth player. Went on to play at the University of Kansas for the men's club team winning 3 Big 8 Conference Championship, and making it to the National Collegiate Club Soccer Final Four three times. Following college went on active duty in the US Air Force stationed in Colorado Springs, CO. There I played on a semi-pro indoor team in the Southwest Independent Indoor Soccer League (SWIISL) for two seasons and two seasons with the Colorado Springs Ascent 14 which was a PDL franchise in the USL where I was player/coach. I also represented the US Air Force as a member of the All Air Force Soccer Team at the US Armed Forces Championships.

A client can expect a fast paced, dynamic, challenging session in which they will learn and grow as a player. Sessions are based on the principles of the game, and designed to incorporate the physical, technical, tactical and psychological aspects of the game.
I believe the key to the game is technique and I train technique in a way that mimics the demands of the game. I focus on mastering technique and then executing it at faster and faster speeds. Then I apply that technique in tactical situations where players have to make decision of application. I design activities which are fun while challenging as its always important to enjoy the greatest game there is.

I also am available to advise in the college recruiting process as well as to provide evaluations for prospective student athletes.

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Client Reviews

Coach Mark is very motivating. Pushes you hard through drills and is technical. Great for advancing your fundamentals

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To quote my 12 year old son, "He was the most knowledgeable and technical coach I have ever had." Coach Mark did a fantastic job working with my son over three sessions while we were in town. He is highly professional, very courteous and fun to work with, prompt, and makes use of every minute during an individual's training. He quickly identified many issues with my son's soccer mechanics, and then helped him understand his problems, and how to correct them. My son learned more in three sessions with Mark P. that he has learned in dozens of sessions with various training programs he currently takes in Dallas. Anyone, and I mean anyone, lucky enough to receive Coach P's assistance will no doubt benefit greatly from his knowledge and attention to detail. Put simply, Coach Mark is one of the most qualified and capable coaches currently available in the Washington state area. Don't hesitate to hire him, if he is available. If we were living in Washington, I would book him up with my son every chance I could.

Mark did a great job working with my daughter. He kept her focused and encouraged her through the entire session. He did a great job explaining the purpose of the drills they were doing and the skills they were working on. My daughter had a great time and is looking forward to working with him again.

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