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Max L., Pittsburgh, PA Soccer Coach

Max L.

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High end, holistic coaching for the engaged young athlete and discerning parent. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Max. 45 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 Max. 45 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$195 3 sessions ($65/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Max. 45 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$325 5 sessions ($65/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Max. 45 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$650 10 sessions ($65/ea) + one-time fee

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Online Mental Training
Online Training for a single athlete

Improve Your In-Game Toughness

Session Length: 45 minutes

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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  • John Carroll University (OH)

  • 4 years

  • Qualified Private Coach

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Defense, Forward

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

Credentials

  • John Carroll University (OH)

  • 4 years

  • Qualified Private Coach

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Defense, Forward

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

More About Coach Max

After my professional playing career. I immediately began coaching with Jason Jacobs Soccer School of Excellence out of Coon Rapids Minnesota, as well as Coerver Coaching out of Blaine MN. At both of these schools the age groups varied immensely. Anywhere between U9 -U17. At FSA the main focus was developing strong passing skills and quick play at a young age. The Jason Jacobs School was an all around soccer fundamentals approach not focused not a specific aspect, general skill building. The key component from Coever Coaching was being able to execute a specific dribbling sequences in tight spaces, their goal was to develop highly technical players. During this time I also began coaching a U11 Boys team from the club Orno Thunder in Orno, MN. My main focus with my boys was developing their footskills, formation skills and a love for the game. In the Winter of 2013 I got my Y module youth coaching license, the course was very helpful for me. The key components were keeping young players engaged, building on each activity, and basic formation for young players. In 2013 I also started as a Soccer Coach and Soccer Skill Video Administrator at LeftFoot Coaching Academy in Minneapolis in 2013. My time at LeftFoot Coaching defined my teaching as a coach and influenced my style greatly. At LFC, we worked extensively on mastery of technique, specifically lateral deceleration, athletic movement, driven ball striking, and foot skills. At LeftFoot Coaching I was trained as a coach directly by Christian Isquierdo, the founder of LeftFoot Coaching, a coach who holds his National "A" license, and a contributing writing to " The Definitive Guide to Youth Athletic Strength, Conditioning and Performance". At LFC I was primarily a 1 on 1 trainer. Since then I have largely focused on 1 on 1 training. I love working with young athletes on developing highly effective game speed skills to help them succeed. In the Summer of 2014 I began coaching a U18 boys team, North Metro United. These boys were a very dedicated group and 6 of them went on to play soccer in college. My focus with this team was prepping them for college. Many of the training sessions were geared towards, playing quickly, defending as a unit, and combination play to goal. I have learned a lot over my years of coaching and I can help any player get to the next level.

Minnesota Youth Soccer Association - Y Module License - 2013

Leftfoot Coaching Academy -2012-2015 - Trainer/Coaching Administrator
- 2013 Summer Semi Private Training
- 2014 Spring One v One Coach

Coever Coaching - 2013 - Trainer
- 2013 Summer Camp Trainer

Jason Jacobs Soccer Academy of Excellence - 2013-2014 - Trainer
- Summer Training 2014
- Training 2014-2015

MN Soccer Academy - 2012-2014 Trainer
- Winter Training 2012-2013
- Spring Training 2013-2014
- Winter Training 2013-2014
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I played 4 years of varsity at the very competitive Cathedral Prep in Erie Pennsylvania. During my Senior year,, I tore my ACL, but came back ready to play in college. During my senior year I was recruited several Div. 1 schools. After visiting the school, I elected to go with John Carroll University. I played 1 year at John Carroll University. Immediately after, I moved to Minneapolis and Played- Trained for two seasons with Minnesota United (MLS).
- Competitive Club Soccer Age 11 to 18
- 4 Year Varsity Player in AAA Soccer the Highest in PA
- 11 Goals and 12 Assists Senior Season
- Goal against #1 ranked team in the country
- Recruited by multiple Div. 1, Div. 2 and Div. 3 Colleges
- Played at John Carroll University 1 season
- Two Seasons with Professional Team Minnesota United (MLS)

My first session with a player will always be an assessment session. This is my opportunity to see where a player is with soccer skills, specifically their lateral deceleration, ball striking, dribbling technique/pace and trapping ability. After the first session, I present the player and parent with what needs to be improved and work from there. My goal with each player will vary, as different players have different needs. Some players will really need to work on their dribbling, some players just need to be taught how to move athletically, still others struggle with ball striking. I want to help the young athlete turn their weaknesses on the field into strengths. I am happy to tailor my session to what your the player needs. I also like to sit down with my players and help them come up with a soccer goal. For example is he/she trying to get out of recreational soccer onto a competitive club team? Other examples are; Is your player just starting out with soccer and would like the basics? Is your player not playing on their high school team and wants to be on the starting 11? Is your player looking to be tuned up before playing in college? My sessions are well planned out and a lot of fun.

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Client Reviews

Coach Max is a great coach! Thus far my daughter has had three sessions with him, and she has definitely improved. Coach Max has helped my daughter with her confidence and influences her to push herself and see her own capabilities. He is very positive during the sessions and praises my daughter when she is doing well. My daughter enjoys here sessions with Coach Max and is looking forward to many more.

Coach Max is great! He keeps my enthusiastic and energetic 7 year old girl engaged the entire hour. His lessons are fastpaced and build on one another. His demeanor toward my daughter is encouraging, and he encourages my daughter to continue to try even when something is hard. My daughter enjoys his sessions, and she makes me "take notes" on what Coach Max says because she feels motivated by him to practice in between sessions! :)

My son loves working with Max. He explained things really well and made the experience fun. My son can’t wait for his next lesson.

Very nice, cool, and patient.

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Max is enthusiastic about coaching and patient with kids!! My 6 year old son picked up a few new skills and had fun while doing it just in the first session and is excited to continue lessons.

My son really enjoyed working with you.

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I have coached and played with Max, he gets the best out of players and I have really enjoyed working with him
Max was a huge asset to my coaching staff, he is very friendly and very good at what he does!
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