Michael Holzer, New York, NY Soccer Coach

Michael Holzer



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Experienced former German pro soccer & NY Cosmos player. Iona College Men’s Soccer NCAA D1 Coaching Staff, Technical Director @Lansdowne Yonkers FC. View all coaching experience

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Michael. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$115 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
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3 session package with Coach Michael. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$330 3 sessions ($110/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Michael. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$1000 10 sessions ($100/ea) + one-time fee

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  • Iona College (NY)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Forward, Defense

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


  • Iona College (NY)

  • 8 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, Forward, Defense

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

More About Coach Michael

Iona College Men's Soccer NCAA D1 Coach, Technical Director at Lansdonwe Yonkers FC
Former Director of Coaching/Technical Director RCDE and U18 Coach at R.C.D.E Espanyol Academy Newark/New Jersey

Soccer player at one of the most prestigious youth academies in Germany, Stuttgarter Kickers U23;
Soccer Player at NY Cosmos 2016, Captain at Iona College, NCAA D1 College,
Current Player at Lansdowne Bhoys FC (Current US Men’s National Amateur Champions 2017)

I focus my sessions strongly on the needs and wishes of the player. During the first session, I will evaluate all technical aspects of the soccer game, followed by analyzing strengths and weaknesses to come up with an effective training strategy.

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Client Reviews

Coach Michael is great. Very professional, very good drills for techniques, improving a lot on my skills. Very flexible on time and very fun to work with. Makes every session very pleasant and fun

Coach Michael was very helpful, knowledgeable and understands the technical skills needed in soccer. Coach Michael also helped me in my shooting technique. I highly recommend Coach Michael as a private soccer trainer as he has many years of experience playing in Europe and in the United States.

Coach Michael is a great trainer for my 17 year old son. He is extremely knowledgeable about soccer, and identified key areas that needed work in my son’s technical skills. He helped my son improve immediately in just a few sessions. Very positive experience all around.

Coach Michael has already revived my son’s love for soccer in just two sessions! He’s focused, encouraging, and gives Liam just the right level of challenge for his age and stage of development. I am so grateful to see my son’s motivation to practice and to love the game come back so naturally, while he gets stronger as a player! Highly recommend!

Coach Michael has So much knowledge of the game. My son is learning so much from him. Drills are exactly what my son needed to become sharper at his game

Coach Michael knows soccer at its best , pushed my son to become a better player on and off the field , soccer it just like music , we never stop learning , very professional, and well experienced !!

Coach Michael is outstanding. He was able to motivate my son more than I have ever seen. My kid is already asking for more. What is best is to see his European experience and motivation rub off on my son. Highly recommend.

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Coach Michael is a great evaluator and motivator. In one session he was able to see my strengths and weaknesses and design specific drills for me to work on. He was also cheering me on while doing it and communicated everything clearly. Flexible meeting times and skilled at coaching to technical ability, I'd recommend Michael to anyone looking to improve their game or get in playing shape.

Coach Michael is an excellent trainer. He’s very good at identifying strengths and weakness and provides constructive feedback for the player to help make improvements. My son has had a very positive experience working with him and we will be signing up for a few more sessions to get ready for the spring season. Thanks, John

Michael is a skilled professional who also knows how to work with and motivate developing players in their teenage years. He sets a positive tone, and at the same time, helps players understand their strengths, weaknesses, and how they can improve. He exemplifies and imparts the importance of strong fundamentals -- technical, physical, and in terms of mental approach and sportsmanship. Michael is organized, committed, personable, and altogether a pleasure to work with.

His coaching is simple but to the point. He quickly found out my good point and bad point. And give me the way to the goal. It is worth going out to see him, even if you it is a long way. He is excellent!

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Mike is a professional. He recognizes a student athlete's gaps and attacks right away. Communication is key for development. Right away, I found Mike clear in setting the right goals and drills for improvement. As a parent, working with Mike is a pleasure. He is skilled and works well with my highly motivated U12 player.

Coach Michael was great! He was patient and positive. Looking forward to more sessions!

Coach Michael gave my 8-year-old son a great lesson. He was challenging and focussed on technique.

Coach Mike was very professional and focused on learning, while having fun.

Coach Michael is a highly recommended professional coach. He has a lot of knowledge. He has great motivation and offers support and assistance to help achieve many goals. Our son is always excited on his next session with Michael and always looks forward on seeing him. He is a wonderful mentor and coach. We couldn’t ask for a better coach in all aspects for our son.

Coach Holzer is an excellent coach who really cares about his players. He not only choreographs challenging drills but also explains how these drills allow you to excel in your footwork. He's personable and even when the sessions become grueling, his sense of humor helps to take the edge off the game. Outside of my school's soccer team coaches, I plan to continue to work with Coach Holzer! - Christian DeRiggs

Michael is a fantastic coach. Not only is he exceptionally skilled, experienced, and knowledgable, but he brings an infectious and inspiring energy and enthusiasm to every drill and every session. I also love how he frames his critiques in a positive and constructive light. He instills belief in my own capabilities, helping me overcome any doubts in my head. I look forward to each session with Michael. His sessions are high-intensity and fun, and guaranteed to improve your game.

Very nice coach. My 12-yr old son really enjoyed training with him while we visited NY. Highly recommended. Thanks Coach Michael!

Coach Michael was great working with my 8 year old son, who is quite enthusiastic about soccer. He assessed his strengths and weaknesses, challenged him in the areas he needed work, and encouraged him along the way while still making the session extremely fun. It’s immediately evident when meeting Michael how experienced and knowledgable he is, and my son left his first session wanting more. Would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants a high level of coaching with individualised sessions.

Coach Michael is a great coach, I’d recommend him to anyone who wants to improve his/her skills, very enthusiastic, and already I notice improvements in my game after just one session. Highly knowledgeable of the sport.

We have been exceptionally fortunate to find Michael as a soccer coach. As a coach, he is always prompt, professional, courteous, and motivating. He has a great eye for finding weaknesses and ways to improve with detailed and nuanced coaching. He also continues to be a skilled professional soccer player which is always exciting for my children. I highly recommend him.

I booked a 10 package with Michael in order to get myself ready for my college pre-season.
Michael really cares about what he does and he really wants you to become the best soccer player you can be. His detailed drills, his expertise and explanations and the variety he has prepared for every session were of a much higher quality than any of the coaches I've had in the past.
I would definitely recommend booking sessions with Michael, especially if you're looking for quick progress. Thanks Coach !

Coach Michael really took his time with my son Anthony. We had a hard season last year, especially with PK’s and was very meticulous with his critique on form. Very patient, my son loved him. I highly recommend.

Excellent organization and material . Loved the exercises

Coach Michael did a wonderful job training my son. My son couldn’t stop raving about his training style, exercises, and in-depth knowledge about soccer. My son just started playing soccer recently and wanted to sharpen his skills. This was our first training session but we will definitely book more with coach Michael!

Michael is an extremely knowledgable coach and player. Michael places a strong emphasis on technical fundamentals as well as composure with the ball. He played for NY Cosmos as well as winning two National Championships with Lansdowne Bhoys F.C where he currently serves as the Assistant Technical Director & Director of Coaching of their youth program. I highly recommend Michael as one of the best coaches in the area.
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