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Marvin M., Derby, CT Soccer Coach

Marvin M.

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33 years of experience coaching soccer at all levels; Recipient of the 2010 New Haven Register’s Coach of the Year, 2010 Connecticut Post Coach of the Year. View all coaching experience

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  1. Boys & Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck, 25 Brook Street, Shelton, CT
  2. Shelton High School, 120 Meadow St, Shelton, CT
  3. Bradley School, Derby, CT

Coach is willing to travel up to 50 miles

Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Marvin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$65 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Marvin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$180 3 sessions ($60/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Marvin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$275 5 sessions ($55/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Marvin. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$475 10 sessions ($48/ea) + one-time fee

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Group Package A
In-Person Training for up to 4 athletes

A good package for a group of players who want to train together and get a discounted price for the group activity.

Session Length: 1 hour

$125 1 session + one-time fee

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Group Package B
In-Person Training for up to 6 athletes

Small sided group sessions that can focus on line play, tactical structure. For a group of 5 to 6 athletes.

Session Length: 75 minutes

$150 1 session + one-time fee

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Team Package
In-Person Training for up to 12 athletes

A single training session that can be specifically oriented to a single tactical objective, group technical focus or team conditioning.

Session Length: 2 hours

$275 1 session + one-time fee

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  • Bellarmine University (KY)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Defense, Forward, Goalkeeper, Midfield

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

Credentials

  • Bellarmine University (KY)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Defense, Forward, Goalkeeper, Midfield

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

More About Coach Marvin

Thirty-three years experience coaching various competitive soccer programs at the high school, premier, adult and youth recreation levels.

Twenty-five years as high schools girls’ varsity head coach. A consistently successful record helping athletes achieve their full potential as players, students and generally preparing them through sports for the challenges they will face as adults. Have trained and developed 41 All-Conference, 13 All-State and 2 All-New England players.

Positions Held:
Head Coach, Shelton High School Girls Soccer, Shelton CT (2006 – Present)
2010 = Class LL Tournament Champions - Qualified for 11 of the last 12 Class LL Tournaments
2015 2010 - Southern CT Conference Champions
2012 2011 - Southern CT Conference Tournament Finalist
2017 2016 2011 - Southern CT Conference Division Champions (Oronoque/Housatonic)

Head Coach, Shelton FC 2005 Girls Premier (2016 - Present)

Girls Coaching Director; Bridgeport Premier Soccer (2013 - 2015)
2013 - 2014 Head Coach Girls U17/U16

Head Coach, Girls Travel Soccer, Shelton Youth Soccer Organization (2007 - 2013)
2010 U12 Connecticut Cup Champions

Head Coach, Derby High School Girls Soccer, Derby, CT (1994 – 2005)

Head Soccer Coach – Derby Youth Soccer U14 Girls Travel (1992 – 2006)

Director Boys & Girls Club of the LNV Indoor Soccer Program (1990 – Present)
Introduced first area Futsal program in CT in 2001

Head Coach, U19 Boys, U14 Boys and U12 Girls – Shelton Youth Soccer (1989 - 1994)

Head Coach, Derby City Blaze Soccer Club, Louisville, KY (1982 - 1987)
Player coach for Men’s Open Team, averaging 40 outdoor and 100 indoor games per year – 1985 and 1986
Kentucky Men’s Amateur Champions

Awards:
• 2010 New Haven Register’s Coach of the Year
• 2010 Connecticut Post Coach of the Year
• 1999 Greater New Haven Soccer Officials Team Sportsmanship Award

Licenses/Certifications
2018 - United Soccer Coaches Advanced Technical Training Certification:
2015 - United Soccer Coaches National Goalkeeper Diploma
2012 - USSF National D Coaching License
2003: English FA Bronze Coaching Certificate
1999: KNVB Dutch National Coach Certificate
1990 – Present: American Red Cross First Aid & CPR Certification
1994 - Present: CT Interscholastic Athletic Coaching License
1995 – 2009: Certified USSF soccer official
1991: CJSA/USSF “E” Lcense
1989: CJSA/USSF “F” License

Member of the United Soccer Coaches Association of America and the CT Girls Soccer Coaches Association.

Coaching:
Shelton High School Girls Soccer (Head Coach) -
2017 & 2016 Southern CT Conference Oronoque Division Champions
2015 Southern CT Conference Champion
2014 Southern CT Conference Tournament Semi-finalist
2012 Southern CT Conference Tournament Runnerup
2011 Southern CT Conference Tournament Runnerup
2011 Southern CT Conference Housatonic Division Champion
2010 Class LL Girls State Soccer Champions (Ranked #1 in girls state soccer)
2010 Southern CT Conference Tournament Champion
2010 New Haven Register All-Area Coach
2010 Connecticut Post Coach of the Year
2010 CGSCA Senior Bowl Coach
2006 CGSCA Senior Bowl Coach
11 appearances in Class LL State Tournament from 2006 through 2017
2011 - 2013: Shelton Ambush U14 Girls Travel Team
2013 Glastonbury Tournament Champions
2013 Cheshire Quinnipiac Valley Tournament Champions
2013 Guilford Soccerfest Tournament Champions
2012 Goals4Rams Tournament Champions
2008 - 2010: Shelton Shock U12 Girls Travel Team
2010 Spring CT Cup Champions
2004 - 2005: Derby High School Girls Soccer
1999 Greater New Haven Soccer Officials Association Team Sportsmanship Award
1994 - 2006: Derby Flames U14 Girls Travel Team
2006 Clinton Invitation Tournament Champions
2006 Goals4Rams Tournament Champions
2004 Goals4Rams Tournament Champions
2002 Goals4Rams Tournament Champions
2000 SCD Commissioners Cup Champions
1999 SCD Commissioners Cup Champions
1999 Goals4Rams Tournament Champions

Player:
1982 – 1987: Derby City Blaze Men’s Soccer Club; Louisville, KY
1987 Kentucky State Men's Open Champions
1987 Greater Louisville Soccer League Tournament Champions
1986 MITRE Indoor National Finalist
1985 - 1987 Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY
1980 – 1982: Western Slope Soccer Club; Grand Junction, CO
1978 – 1980: Vitro Soccer Club; Silver Spring, MD
1974 – 1977: U.S. Navy – U.S.S. Holland – Glasgow, Scotland
1972: Centennial High School, Centennial, CO (First year varsity program)

Typically, our first session will be an assessment of your comfort with the ball. We will work through a series of touching and movement activities that will allow me to determine your ability to work with the ball at your feet. We establish a baseline that we can use to measure progress over time.

Much of what we do from that point on, depends on the objectives you set for yourself as a player, within the number of working sessions you decide to take. We can work on any aspect of ball control, dribbling, passing, finishing, first position defense and even goalkeeping activities. Any conditioning work we do, we always do with the ball.

Each session ends with a summary of what we worked on and our objective from that session. You are generally given some form of "homework" to practice between sessions and we will review that progress at the next session.

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Client Reviews

Coach Marvin is very knowledgeable and he knows what it takes to make young soccer players better. Also, my is learning new drills and ball handling skills.

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Coach Marvin did a fantastic job! He worked with me to prepare for my fall season as a college player. He listened to exactly what I wanted to work on, and developed interesting and unique sessions to challenge me, while stretching me in other directions at the same time. We had a great balance of new drills to keep things challenging and revisiting old ones to track progress. He also made sure to show me drills that I could do by myself, so that I could continue working outside our sessions. Couldn't recommend him more highly!

Coach Marvin was a very good coach, he saw where I was in my skill level and used drills suitable to me. He helped me learn how I can improve and showed me resources I can use to practice.

Coach Marvin is a great coach and awesome with kids.He's been working with my nine year old daughter teaching her the techniques and fundamentals of the goal keeping position.He took time explaining to her how the position is supposed to be played and how the drills apply to the game.In addition he helped her with her overall foot skills.My daughter has improved greatly under coach Marvin and I highly recommend him.

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Coach Marvin worked with my two sons, ages 12 and 9, when they were returning to soccer after several years away. He figured out their levels of ability and personalities very quickly and worked with them effectively and was able to motivate them to improve. He also sent very perceptive and useful reports after each session. I was impressed and would definitely work with Coach Marvin again.

Coach Marvin did a great job identifying the specific areas to work on, and following up each week with a customized plan, meshing very nicely with our other training programs and goals.

Coach Marvin was excellent, He demonstrated clear understanding of my son's strengths and areas of concern and seemed quite knowledgeable on the most effective techniques of training. He gets 5 stars from me, and I highly recommend hum.

Coach Marvin is a great coach. He takes his coaching seriously but is not overbearing. We really like him as a person and his techniques in coaching. Highly recommended!

Coach Marvin was very complete and did drills with my son I have never seen before. 5 stars.

Coach Marvin is an excellent coach. My daughter has learned so much from him in a very short period of time. Her confidence and foot skills have improved tremendously. I would highly recommend Coach Marvin.

Coach Marvin was a great coach with my son. We just had our first session. He was patient, yet persistent with him. After the session my son said he loved soccer and wanted to go back. In addition, Coach Marvin sent us a very detailed routine to work on at home between sessions.

Coach Marvin has done wonders for my sons and the improvements made are substantial! With a wealth of experience, he has been able to work with the different personalities and abilities. I own a sports facility but have struggled to find personal soccer instructors. Thankfully, CoachUp found Coach Marvin!! We will continue work with him for years!!

Coach Marvin was great. Our son really enjoyed his sessions and his improvement is evidence !
Marvin is great at communicating and was quick to size up the skills that needed concentration...we are booking more sessions ! THANKS Marvin!

Coach Marvin was an excellent coach! He motivated me by giving me appropriate compliments while also providing the necessary constructive criticism. He provided diverse and fun drills for me to do at each session which really helped me get closer to reaching the goals I set for myself. Coach was always on time and was easy going and great to work with. I would highly recommend Coach M!

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My daughter is having nice sessions with coach Miller . Highly recommended .

Marvin has been very helpful in showing me how to improve in the game of soccer. He teaches very helpful drills that definitely work to get my skill up. Anywhere from foundational skills to dribbling to passing and on, Marvin knows exercises that can help you out and he knows what he's talking about.

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