Paul G., San Francisco, CA Soccer Coach

Paul G.

Golden Gate Soccer Academy



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As a professional soccer coach I am always looking for new ways to more effectively teach all aspects of this ​great game. View all coaching experience

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Paul. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 minute

$215 1 session + one-time fee

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

Session Length: 1 minute

$575 3 sessions ($192/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
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6 session package with Coach Paul. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 minute

$1049 6 sessions ($175/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
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10 session package with Coach Paul. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 minute

$1789 10 sessions ($179/ea) + one-time fee

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1000 Touch Home Workout | Stay Sharp On The Ball At Home
Online Training for a single athlete

In this online session we are completing a 1000 touch workout that can be done inside your home with very little space. During this workout you will get touches with all the different surface areas of the foot both on the ... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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  • University of San Francisco (CA)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Goalkeeper, Midfield, Defense, Forward

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


  • University of San Francisco (CA)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Goalkeeper, Midfield, Defense, Forward

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

More About Coach Paul

Soccer and Coaching Experience:
2017 Futsal Director at SF Youth Futsal
2017 U-12 Boys Competitive Team: Real SF
2017 U-11 Girls Competitive Team: SF Rockets
2016 Marin Academy Highschool JV Women's and Men's Soccer Head Coach
2012 - 2015 French American International Highschool Assistant Coach Varsity Women's & Men's Soccer Team
2013 - 2017 Town School for Boys Head U-10 Head Coach
2013 San Francisco Vikings Soccer Club U-16 & U-17 Girls Valkyries
2012 - 2013 America Scores Bay area Head Soccer Coach. Soccer 101, Passing drills, receiving, shooting, advance techniques offense and defense. America SCORES Alabama Street San Francisco, CA 94110.
2006 - 2013 Soccer Coach @ E-Soccer Program, San Francisco, CA.
​ Taught basic, intermediate and advance soccer skills from pre-school children to high school ​students, special needs kids and kids with disabilities. Located at George Washington Highschool.
2008 - 2009 Vikings Soccer Coach @ Jewish community Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
​Coach the Parrots & the Bearcats.
2008 - 2012 ​Camp Counselor @ Koinoia / Unshakeable Teen Camp 2008-20103 Santa Cruz, CA
Instructed Soccer and Basketball as well as Lessons to campers from ages 5 to 12. Supervised activities such as games, talent shows, and field trips.

Coaching Badges:
Premier Diploma NSCAA /USC (NSCAA is the National Soccer Coaches Association now called United Soccer Coaches)
Advanced National Diploma (NSCAA /USC)
National Diploma (NSCAA /USC)
Futsal Certified Coach - National Spanish Futsal Coaches Association (ANEFS)​
UEFA B License Candidate (UEFA is The official governing body of European football)
USSF C License Candidate (USSF is The United States Soccer Federation, aka US Soccer)

Languages: ​English, Spanish and French.

2002- to 2004 ​City College of San Francisco, California Introduction to Coaching and Officiating in Athletic Games, Introduction to Fitness, Training and Human Performance, Appreciation and Analysis of Individual and Team, Soccer Fundamentals.
A.A. in Physical Education, June 2004

Athletic achievements
2004 to 2005 ​Boca Junior Athletic Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Training, play and workouts with the Team B in the Argentinian league.
Boca Juniors won the Libertadores Cup six times (1977, 1978, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2007), the Intercontinental Cup three times (1977, 2000 and 2003), three Southamerican Cups (2004 and 2005), three Southamerican Recopa (1990, 2005 and 2006), one Master Cup (1992) and one Nicolás Leoz Golden Cup (1993).

I specialize in developing great technical players. I am a skills specialists.
I work with players of all ages (from 6- adult) on ALL parts of their game, but we specifically focus on their technical side. First touch, second touch, third touch, aerial control, footwork, passing, shooting, heading, defending and DOMINATING the 1 v 1 and everything is covered in our sessions. You will receive a plan written uniquely for you, including our 'Goal! a Soccer Training Session Guideline will be given to participants.

The fact is, at your teams practices, you are not having enough quality touches to develop as rapidly as you could. This is not the fault of your club or indeed your coach, but with more and more pressure being put on them to win at all costs, less time is being spent on developing players, and more time poaching talent from other clubs!

As a coach I would provide you with the tools to excel at soccer, no matter what level you currently play at. Developing your skills that commonly performed during participation (e.g. dribbling, passing, creative play).

I encourage strong intrinsic motivation for the love of the game and a desire to experiment with skills and tricks, has always been the basic developer of the world’s most talent players. My Private Soccer Session Outline Plan Include:
Ball Control
Dribbling, turns & moves
Receiving & Control
Receiving the ball on the ground
Soccer ball mastery: Attacking (2v1)
Soccer ball mastery: Changing Direction
Soccer ball mastery: Creative Play
Soccer ball mastery: turns & moves 1
Soccer ball mastery: turns & moves 2
Crossing, finishing & overlapping runs
Defending 2v2
Introduction to shooting & goalkeeping
Passing (Penetration)
Passing (Possession)
Passing (Switch of Play)
Physical Preparation
Speed, Agility, Quickness (SAQ)
Shooting (Accuracy)
Shooting (Power)

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Client Reviews

Great first-ever soccer lesson for my 6-year-old! Many thanks.

Fantastic find
Really dedicated
Worth the extra you pay for a coach of his caliber

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My daughter really enjoyed her practice with Paul and found it very helpful to improve her shooting ability.

My son had a great time working on 1v1's and dribbling drills with Coach Paul.

Great session!

Great coaching

Paul is an excellent coach with great patience. He is able to teach technique and pushed my daughter to improve her skills.

My son was nervous when he started his first session with Coach Paul, but was elated by the end of it. He learned so much in his first session, and felt successful and confident. Coach Paul was really kind and encouraging. We're definitely planning to work with him again.

Coach Paul did a great job engaging and coaching my son. Age appropriate drills. Also he took the time to break down the proper steps so my son could learn the correct way. My son is very much looking forward to the next session.

Great guy, very experienced, wonderfully helpful.

Great session. He helped me improve my shot dramatically and taught me a useful move.

Good session

Coach Paul was great. He explain techniques carefully and provide affirmations that encourage. He was nice from the very start and very professional.

Coach Paul knows soccer. He is patient, takes feedback and is encouraging. It was another great lesson.

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We are so thankful to have found Coach Paul G! He has helped my son learn new moves and my son is using these tips on the field. He has such a positive attitude and a warm personality. I could not recommend him more!

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I started with Coach Paul when I was 7 years old and since then they have taught me everything I know about soccer. One of the most important things is that, from the beginning, Coach Paul stress the importance of practice and improvement instead of immediate results in games or tournaments. This has been important to my development because it has allowed me to work on technical aspects of soccer that are crucial to a player that wants to go to a higher level. When it comes to the skills Coach Paul have taught me, Coach Paul haven't just said what to do but have shown me how to actually do it, and Coach Paul correct me until I get it right. Amanda De Boer
Great coach, great training, great fun! Can’t say enough about Coach Paul. I recommend them to all my players and parents. If you want your kids to find their full potential and become better players then you must contact them. Keep up the good work!
My daughter is naturally athletic and has great speed but with Coach Paul she is able to learn the skills she needs to become a great soccer player. Coach Paul has a natural ability to teach and is very talented. We are very grateful to find the right fit for our daughter to learn.” Thank you Coach Paul !!!
My son worked with Coach Paul last summer. Not only did his skill level improve, but his confidence level increased as well. Coach Paul is a great instructor. His dedication to coaching and his love of the game show when he is working with his players. His sessions combine a perfect blend of hard work & fun. Thanks, Paul!!
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