Michael S., Broomfield, CO Soccer Coach

Michael S.



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Having played professionally & internationally, received the best coaching in the world, I feel a duty to pass on my experience and love of the game to those wanting to learn. View all coaching experience

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Discovery and Training
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Michael. 60 minute session length. Full skill evaluation using adaptive training methods. This will set the benchmark upon which to set goals, set action plans, improve upon and evaluate.

Session Length: 1 hour

$75 1 session + applicable fees

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Goalkeeper Specific
In-Person Training for a single athlete

This 60-minute session with coach Mike will leave your athlete wanting more. Utilizing some of the latest training aids, including a ball machine, these sessions are fast and demanding. High reps are the game here to get a... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$90 1 session + applicable fees

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Younger Player Groups
In-Person Training for up to 8 athletes

1 session package with coach Mike developed especially for small groups of younger athletes from 4-8 years of age. Fun games that enhance and build individual and team skills. These 40-minute mini sessions make sure kids h... See More

Session Length: 40 minutes

$160 1 session + applicable fees

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Younger Players
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with coach Mike developed especially for younger athletes from 4-8 years of age. Fun games that enhance and build individual and team skills. These 30-minute mini sessions make sure kids have fun and lear... See More

Session Length: 30 minutes

$40 1 session + applicable fees

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Group - Goalkeeper
In-Person Training for up to 4 athletes

Same as the Goalkeeper Specific Package, this 60-minute session with coach Mike will leave your athletes wanting more. Utilizing some of the latest training aids, including a ball machine, these sessions are fast and deman... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$200 1 session + applicable fees

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Younger Players - 5-pack of sessions
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with coach Mike developed especially for younger athletes from 4-8 years of age. Fun games that enhance and build individual and team skills. These 30-minute mini sessions make sure kids have fun and lear... See More

Session Length: 30 minutes

$180 5 sessions ($36/ea) + applicable fees

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Significant Gains
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Michael. 60 minute session length. Moving into areas of better technique, improving awareness, application, and decision-making.

Session Length: 1 hour

$340 5 sessions ($68/ea) + applicable fees

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Fundamental improvements
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Michael. 60 minute session length. We will evaluate and train specific areas of need while maintaining and improving areas that may be lacking in understanding and technique.

Session Length: 1 hour

$213 3 sessions ($71/ea) + applicable fees

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Michael. 60 minute session length. Over the course of the 10 lessons we delve into more position-specific drills and attributes, advanced communication, faster decision making and technical co... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$640 10 sessions ($64/ea) + applicable fees

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Group Training - 5 sessions
In-Person Training for up to 10 athletes

5-session package with coach Mike. 75-minute session length. Concentration on the 4 "R"s of soccer: Receiving the ball. Retaining the ball. Running with the ball. Releasing the ball. As a group we will develop mastering th... See More

Session Length: 75 minutes

$750 5 sessions ($150/ea) + applicable fees

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Teamwork - Formations
In-Person Training for up to 18 athletes

For TEAMS. Team to provide training field. 5-session package with coach Mike. 75-minute session length. Mike will work with the team on understanding and implementing, both offensively and defensively, the attributes and i... See More

Session Length: 75 minutes

$950 5 sessions ($190/ea) + applicable fees

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  • 30 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


  • 30 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

More About Coach Michael

I am originally from England and have been involved in soccer for well over 4 decades! I began coaching when I had to give up my professional playing career following a career-ending knee injury while playing in Italy at the age of 23. After my move to the US, I coached for YMCA for age groups 4-8 yrs. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching these amazing kids, who still know me and call me "coach" to this day! My family and I moved back to England from 1997-2002 and there I managed and coached a semi-professional team, winning the Hampshire cup for the first time in the club's history.
Upon moving back to the US I continued coaching YMCA.
Then my children started high school so I volunteer coached for 7 years being instrumental in winning 6 Regional Titles and taking the Varsity boys' team to the state final for the first time in the school's history, along with 2 semi-final appearances and 4 quarter-final appearances - adapting the team formation based on the talent available in any particular year. I have pretty much coached all of the modern formations from 4-3-3, 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1 and 3-5-2.
When my son started playing seriously I coached at the Phoenix-based Benfica Soccer Academy and took the same team from U12-U16, winning various tournaments along the way.
At U17 my son moved to a highly competitive ECNL team so I stopped coaching teams and concentrated on adding training sessions with him as a goalie for the next 3 years. He won the U17 Dallas Cup in 2019 and then went to the Colorado Rapids Academy. Still assisting in high level coaching with him, he has now just left for the UK and the i2i Soccer Academy at York St. John University there. I love to coach and have decided to continue to put my many years of individual, small group and team training knowledge to good use to help other reach their goals.

1982 All England 200m 6th place finisher.
1982 All England 4x100 4th place finisher
1982 - Capped for England Under 18 Schoolboys International team scoring winning goals against Scotland and Wales.
Dorset Sports Person of the Year, 1982.
Turned professional with Fulham in 1982-83.
Transfer to Torquay United in 1983.
Transfer to Monza, Italy in 1984 - career ending injury.
Player/manager/coach of Bramley United, UK, winning Hampshire Cup and league for the first time in the club's history.

Obviously depending on whether it is individual, small group or team the exercises would differ, but a basic plan would include:
Warm up with dynamic stretching, This would be done with a soccer ball to get the athlete between 300-500 ball touches in a warm up session.
Individual skill exercises moving into small groups of 2-3 people if not an individual session.
Progression of skills from the previous session into small-sided games for small groups and teams. Individuals would continue to progress the skill into a more game-like situation with appropriate exercises.
Move small groups and teams into small-sided games to highlight and practice the skill and exercises just competed to re-enforce the importance of the skill in a game situation.
If individual - we would move into shooting, finishing. If small groups or teams we would move into 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 depending on the size of the group, once again re-enforcing the skills practiced.
The last 5 minutes is usually High Intensity Interval Training to develop fitness and stamina.
End with dynamic cool down and stretches.

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Coach Mike is outstanding. He is kind and patient but effective. My daughter's soccer skills are improving in so many ways. It is a lot of fun to see! All thanks to Mike!

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Coach Michael is very encouraging. He's engaging and has great training tips. He's great at inspiring an athlete that was on the fence about continuing soccer.

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Worked with my 10 year old daughter and was fantastic. Very positive and motivating. She learned a bunch in our short session and also walk way with stuff to work on at home. Highly recommend.

Coach Mike is wonderful to work with. My son has enjoyed every session and walks away with actionable instructions to practice on his own. I highly recommend Coach Mike.

Coach Mike an incredible coach!!! We have been working with him for two months and I have seen a huge difference in my son’s abilities and fundamentals. He quickly identified that the fundamentals that should have been taught at this point, were lacking. We are excited to continue our training with coach! My son LOVES his sessions. THANK YOU!!!

Coach Mike was excellent. Very good at providing queues and correction in an encouraging and fun environment. My son improved in a single session and had a lot of fun doing it.

One of a kind… extremely effective use of time, focus is on overall athlete growth, not just the physical part, and has gobs of experience to observe and focus in on particular areas for continual improvement, as well as what to continue at home. Hats off to Mr. Squire!

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What an incredible experience. As a dad who never played soccer, I really appreciated the knowledge that Coach Michael has. He was always ready with new specific drills to help my son and had an ease that both pushed my son but also taught him the propertechnique. I have learned that soccer is very technical and having coach Michael give instant feedback on every touch was just fantastic. Which part of the foot to use, how hard to hit, etc. Then he would send a post session report with videos and other feedback. Highly recommended. My son is 9 and we were looking for specific drills before his competitive tryouts and also just help with his strike technique and power. We did a 5 session pack and will do another 5 in the summer or fall.

Coach Mike is awesome! After working with Mike for a few months, my son's confidence and skill set has increased tremendously. My son plays more aggressively and has more endurance. I can't say enough about Mike. He is supportive, super knowledgeable, patient, goal-oriented, and makes practice fun! Looking forward to working with him in the months ahead!

Coach Mike is so amazing. My daughter, loves her time with him and we already see improvement. He makes the sessions fun, yet challenging. We have only wonderful things to say and looking forward to continued sessions with him.

Very good coach, we were fascinated by the first session, he even helped my daughter with her diet and exercises at home, she has very good exercises

Highly recommend Coach Mike…my daughter is 13 and in now on his training program. On our very first session he did a full analysis of her skill level. Later that evening I received a follow up email with the plan, not only for what he can do, but what we can do to help her succeed in soccer. Looking forward to working together during this season!

Coach Mike is amazing with kids!! He can quickly evaluate them and their skill level and tailor a session based on the child's abilities, all the while making it fun. I would highly recommend him!

Coach Mike really understood the weaknesses in our daughter's game and tailored the session to meet her needs. Well organized session that challenged her in all the right ways.

My son did 5 sessions with Coach Mike when we were in Colorado for a couple weeks. Mike ran great drills that were specific to my son’s position. He has a great personality and is very encouraging while still getting kids to work hard. My son has worked with many ECNL, MLS Next and private coaches over the years and Mike is one of his favorites.

Michael is incredible. Our son learned more in his first hour with Michael than all of the years he's played in rec soccer. We look forward to many more lessons.

My son had his first session with Coach Mike and had a great time. Coach Mike was very positive and was able to provide actionable feedback in a fun and engaging way. The most telling aspect is my son was asking for when he could have another session!

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Coach Michael was great!!! My son had many wonderful, helpful takeaways from his training with Michael.

My son love working with Michael.

Coach Michael has such an encouraging, positive coaching style. He is very knowledgeable about soccer and provided a thoughtful assessment of my teen’s current strengths and weaknesses. My son hasn’t been this enthusiastic about soccer training in a long time - he has felt stuck in a rut. After the Discovery session with this coach, his love of the beautiful game and his enthusiasm for training is restored. He gave our son a few tips and his shot is already stronger and he knows what to work on to continue to improve. Thank you, Coach Michael!

We had an introductory consultation with Coach Mike. Coach Mike observed the strengths and weaknesses of my son by having my son do a variety of drills. After the consultation Coach Mike didn't try to lock us into any more lessons but instead wanted us to speak with our son to gain feedback on how our son felt about Coach Mike. Our son immediately stated that he wanted to continue training with Coach Mike and felt very comfortable with his style of coaching and instruction. After the consultation Coach Mike took the time to send us a very thorough evaluation of my sons skills and what he specifically needs to improve on. We are very fortunate to be able to continue his training with Coach Mike.

Coach Mike is a very professional and extremely knowledgeable soccer coach. My son really enjoyed working with him, and we especially appreciated the customized feedback and practice drills. We highly recommend Coach mike.

What a great coach. Very knowledgeable and understands how to build the skills that the kids need. Most importantly, he understands that these are young kids and he makes it fun.

Coach Mike was fantastic in assessing both my girls (13 and 11) and giving them direct feedback for what to work on. He quickly developed a great rapport with them, and they both really enjoyed their session!

Coach Mike is wonderful. Our son is almost 8 and joined a competitive team this year, and it is a pretty negative team environment. His confidence and joy in the game plummeted. After just one session with Mike, our son said that he was “so nice and that I could tell he just really cares about kids.” Amazing. Can’t wait to see how working with a positive, caring coach will help not just his skills, but his development as a person and a teammate!

Great coach with great techniques. My son learns a lot and loves it.

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Coach was patient and very detailed oriented my son loved the session and we supposed to have a second one this week

Our son loved his training with Coach Mike! Coach Mike was a patient and helpful with our young soccer player and gave great feedback about how we can proceed in supporting him as he grows as a goalkeeper as he gets older. We look forward to working further with him in the near future.

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Coach Mike is the coach that you should have for your child! My son decided to join his school soccer team; however, he is shy, don't have a lot of confidence, and haven't played soccer for about 3 years so we thought that he may need some refresher course and coach Mike was such a great instrument on how he is now. Coach Mike figured out what my son needs to work on to have the confidence, be better and be competitive. My son is now looking forward to continue to be better with the help of coach Mike and to be on the team next school year. Thanks again coach Mike! I thought I was only signing up my son for a couple pf sessions but after what I've seen... I'm signing up for more sessions!

Great coach

Coach Michael was everything you want in a coach! He listened, was understanding and encouraging to our daughter. He is helping her to love the sport again! We are definitely excited for what the future holds and think that after just one session we have signed up for packages and ready to up her game. If there were more coaches like coach Michael, playing might be less of a blood sport and more about loving the sport and knowing how to play to your best strength.

Michael has done a great job with our son. He focused right away on position specific drills that our son really enjoyed. His experience in the game gave him the ability to really help our son. It is great to have a coach that listens and understands kids. We will use him again!

We had a great experience. My son learned so much in just an hour and gained a lot of confidence.

Coach Michael was a great decision for our son! My son had taken a couple of years off of soccer and wanted to improve his skills. Coach Michael really was able to read my son, not just physically but mentally as well, and understands what he needed to improve. He is very professional and is always ready for each session. He really works on improving his skills and at the end always has great feedback and things to work on during the week. We look forward to continuing to train with Coach Michael and watch our son grow.

After only 5 sessions Coach Michael has proven to be one of the best decisions we’ve made for our kids and their advancement in soccer. We are continuing with Coach Michael and we highly recommend.

Coach Mike is an amazing coach. First off, he is a very professional coach who is prepared for every session. He has his equipment set out before the start of the each session. So when you show up he is ready to go. He does a great job of understanding the needs of the player as well as encouraging the player during the sessions. He incorporates games in the session to make things fun for the player too, all while helping the player with the finer techniques. At the end of each session he goes over what they did and then gives suggestions on what to do outside sessions. Later he does a great write up of the sessions and things to work on, this wonderful! I highly suggest Coach Mike! You will not be disappointed.

Had a first session with Coach Michael. Coach was able to effectively assess Dane's (06) skill level and set a course for improvement to help him reach his potential. Dane came away speaking highly of Coach Michael and is looking forward to more sessions.

My son loved Coach Michael. He really listened to what he wanted help with and gave him great tips and advice. It is helpful that he is also a parent of a soccer player and knows how to navigate the soccer world.

Coach Michael was great with my 9 year old son. He explained things in a way that he could understand. In just one session saw vast improvements in my sons foot work. We will be booking more sessions with Michael and would highly recommend him.

Working with Coach Michael has been a wonderful experience for us and our son. We feel extremely fortunate to have found such a talented and knowledgeable coach here in Broomfield. His patience and ability to work with a younger (9 year old) player is quite impressive. Every session has a new mix of games, drills and developmental goals that keep building our son's technical, physical, and mental skills as well as his enjoyment of the game.

Coach's love and enthusiasm for the game has really rubbed off on our son who really looks forward to his time with Coach every opportunity he gets.

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We were very impressed with Coach Michael. He was able to immediately pinpoint our son's strengths and weaknesses. Coach provided us with multiple options that gave us the opportunity to determine what would work best for us and be the most beneficial for our son. I would strongly recommend him to those that are committed and looking for the extra coaching needed to help progress to the next level.

On a side note, I was going to let Levi tell you today, but he had a great week. I'll make sure he does when we meet. he had two games sat and yesterday and put up 6 goals of his teams 10 while spending two halves in goal. But most impressively is he had a very tough go in net during the first half yesterday (not much help in front) but kept his composure mentally and then went on to score four of the team's five goals in the second half to comeback and win. Also three were left footed and low corners
Porter actually played 2 practices today and when I picked him up the first thing he said was When can I practice with Mike next. He is enjoying is new found speed and quickness.
Good morning Mike! Porter's team played select last night and he was the best kid on the field!! I even got a text from a parent on the other team saying how great Porter looked. Thanks to you he is really excelling.
My dad knows his stuff. I wouldn't be where I am today without his support, coaching and love for the game. Thanks dad!
Mike comes up every year to hold a week-long summer soccer camp for our 3-10 year old children. Divided into age appropriate groups, Mike has them play games, have fun, laugh and enjoy their first experiences at soccer. Many of the children, when Mike leaves, often look into local youth teams. And when he comes back every year, they all dash out to greet and hug him. He has become an important part of our program here.
Mike's ability to turn a group of average players into an undefeatable force was one of the most amazing turnarounds I have ever seen in youth soccer. Teaching with passion, his players learned their responsibilities and played as a team, often beating teams with far better and accomplished players. He was a very important element of our program.
Mike took our soccer program and turned it into one of the most winning and sought after programs in the area. Taking us to the state finals for the first time, making a team actually play together and play for each other was a delight to watch. His ability to educate players on various positions and their responsibilities in a variety of formations was paramount to our success. His knowledge of systems of play was at a professional level and his free kicks and corner creativity netted us many goals.
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