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Mark W., Denver, CO Soccer Coach

Mark W.

Soccer

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I have gained a lot of experience from my time with Premier League club Newcastle United Football Club, Championship side Middlesbrough Football Club, Chicago Fire FC and CRYSC. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Single (regular) Session
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session with Coach Mark. 45 minute session length. One to One coaching.

Session Length: 45 minutes

$85 1 session + applicable fees

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Single Session (Long Distance 25+ miles)
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session with Coach Mark. 45 minute session length. One to One coaching.

Session Length: 45 minutes

$95 1 session + applicable fees

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Single Goalkeeping Session (regular).
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 goalkeeping session with Coach Mark. 45 minute session length. One to One coaching.

Session Length: 45 minutes

$85 1 session + applicable fees

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Single Goalkeeping Session (Long Distance 25+ miles).
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 goalkeeping session with Coach Mark. 45 minute session length. One to One coaching.

Session Length: 45 minutes

$95 1 session + applicable fees

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  • Northumbria University

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Forward, Defense

  • Throw-Ins, Penalty Kicks, Passing, One-on-Ones, Goal Kicks

Credentials

  • Northumbria University

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Forward, Defense

  • Throw-Ins, Penalty Kicks, Passing, One-on-Ones, Goal Kicks

More About Coach Mark

My experience as a coach began in Newcastle, England, UK. I began coaching U9 Boys at the same club where, current Southampton FC and former Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United Football Club player, Adam Armstrong began his playing career. I then had the opportunity to coach goalkeepers with Middlesbrough Football Club for ages U8 - U13 at one of their development centers. I have also spent time at Newcastle United Football Club as the assistant to an academy coach who was also researching coaching methods/behaviours for a PhD. I have a bachelors degree in Sports Coaching and various industry qualifications from both the UK and the USA. I also have coaching experience with Chicago Fire Football Club and Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club.

Qualifications:

- Level 2 Certificate in Principles and Preparations for Coaching Sports (1st 4Sport)
- Level 2 Award in Multi-Skill Development in Sport (1st 4Sport)
- FA Level 2 in Coaching Goalkeepers
- FA Level 2 in Coaching Football
- FA Level 1 in Talent Identification
- FA Level 1 in Psychology
- FA Level 1 in Coaching Goalkeepers
- FA Level 1 in Coaching Football
- FA Level 1 Introduction to Scouting
- FA Level 1 in Psychology
- FA Level 1 Behavioral Management Masterclass
- FA Introduction to Equality and Diversity
- FA Long Term Player Development
- FA Safeguarding Children
- FA Enhanced CRC Check
- FA Respect for Coaches
- FA Laws of the Game

Coaching Qualifications (US Soccer)

- Introduction to Grassroots Coaching
- Grassroots 11 v 11 Online Coaching License
- Grassroots 11 v 11 In-Person Coaching License - Grassroots 9 v 9 In-Person Coaching License
- National D License
- National C License

As a goalkeeper, I played semi-professionally for both my university and my hometown. I have also played amateur football having received league runner-up medals and various cup accolades.

Session structure encompasses all aspects including Technical/Tactical (TETA), Psychological, Physical and Social. Practice sessions are totally designed around the player and his/her needs. All activities are designed to best fit the needs of each player and generally with a pre-session discussion, those can be determined to create the best possible environment for autonomous learning.

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Client Reviews

First session was good. Recognizes areas my GK son needs to work on. Will book more sessions

Great coach , he had great communication skills with my 8year old . We had a good goalie training session 👍👌.Thanks Mark

Our son is gaining a lot from his sessions with Mark! Great drills, skill-building and 360 approach. Will continue on with more sessions!

My son really responded well to Mark's instruction. Mark figured out that Adrian has some attention struggles very early on in the first lesson and adapted his approach to meet Adrian's needs. They also had a lot of fun!

Thank you Mark! Look forward to more lessons for my son.

Mark started with the fundamentals and did a great job of communicating. We plan on doing his 6 week goalie training program in the next 3 weeks. Very encouraging and asks questions on how the player thinks about various positioning and ball control subjects and then makes adjustments where necessary.

Mark was really amazing and patient with my kids. Definitely the youngest kids he has trained. He did not waste time teaching the kids the basics. Very knowledgeable about soccer and great with kids.

Excellent training!

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Coach Mark is passionate about football and coaching, and we had a great first lesson. He appears to be a kind, empathetic person. I'm looking forward to our next lesson.

Coach Mark is a great coach. My son loves the training a lot and had a better sense about how to make decision of passing balls and defending. Coach Mark explained the details of each practice clearly, patiently, and professionally. I would highly recommend Coach Mark.

Coach Mark is wonderful with both my kids (daughter, 7, and son, 10). My son wasn't initially sure if he was going to enjoy soccer but he loves it now. My daughter sort of knew she would enjoy it, and she loves it even more now! Coach Mark is patient with both kids and understands where each are developmentally. He practices drills specific to each of their skill levels and has a way to keep them engaged throughout the lesson. He's very positive and encouraging (which is great to keep the kids motivated). I do appreciate that he gives the kids homework as well and really pushes them to practice on their own. Both my kids are learning at a tremendous pace.

Mark has an amazing ability to hold kids to high standards and still convey how much he cares. As a result of this wonderful combination, my son has responded to his coaching methods in such a positive way! In addition to his caring approach, Mark has the real world experience and technical expertise to help just about any athlete improve. I highly recommend working with him!
Coach Mark developed a skillful player whose intrinsic motivation was elevated during their time working together. He was dedicated, well prepared, knowledgable and provided adequate and relevant feedback.
I have known Coach Mark on both a professional and personal level for a number of years and have always found him to be a very hard working and professional individual. In our time coaching together and while studying together for our USSF C license, I have witnessed Coach Mark go above and beyond on countless occasions to be the best coach possible. Coach Mark has always gone the extra mile for his players and peers alike. I would recommend him without any hesitation to anyone seeking professional coaching.
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