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Rachel Mercik, Sacramento, CA Soccer Coach

Rachel Mercik

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4 year collegiate athlete at Cal. Former professional of 5 yrs in Germany, Sweden, & Cyprus. Qualified for UEFA Women's Champions League. Coached all ages, around the world. View all coaching experience

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Packages

1 on 1 Live Online Session
Online Training for a single athlete

45 min virtual session. We go live in real time, and I coach you through a session either in your living room, your backyard, or at a field near you. All we need is an active internet connection.

Session Length: 45 minutes

$60 1 session + one-time fee

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Online Mentoring
Online Training for a single athlete

Ask me anything about club soccer, college soccer, recruitment, what it takes to make it to the pros, etc. The list goes on and any question is fair game. I can offer general advice about mental and physical techniques I p... See More

Session Length: 45 minutes

$50 1 session + one-time fee

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Pre-Recorded Video Sessions
Online Training for a single athlete

I send you a pre-made video session, custom to what you need to work on, that you can download and use any time.

Session Length: 45 minutes

$30 1 session + one-time fee

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  • University of California--Berkeley (CA)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Forward, Defense

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

Credentials

  • University of California--Berkeley (CA)

  • 10 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Forward, Defense

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

More About Coach Rachel

My coaching experience comes from a multitude of languages, countries, and teams. I coached in the many countries I played professionally in, as well as some stints in the USA.

- Volunteer Assistant Coach, Cal Berkeley
- Individual Soccer Trainer, 1 hour sessions, Walnut Creek
- Head Coach, Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club
- Coach, Bjärnum Skola, Sweden
- Coach, American Academy Private School, Cyprus
- Coach, Lemasia Academy, Cyprus
- Coach, Cal Berkeley Women’s Soccer Summer Camps

Professional Career
- Played with the (UWS) Seattle Sounders and (WPSL) California Storm in-between college seasons
- Signed my first professional contract in the top German league (Frauen-Bundesliga) with Turbine Potsdam
- Then moved to Sweden for 2 years where I played in the top league (Damallsvenskan) with Vittsjo GIK
- Ended my career in Cyprus, playing in the top league (Cypriot 1st Div.) for 2 years with Apollon Ladies, and landing a spot in the UEFA Women's Champions League group stages

International Career
- Went to camps with the U.S.A. U-16, U-17, U-20, and U-23s
- Went to Argentina with the U-17 U.S.A. team , competing against Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina's Women's Teams
- In the U-17 Player Pool for the U-17 World Cup

College
- 4 year collegiate athlete at Cal, the University of California, at Berkeley
- Captain my senior year
- 75 appearances

For Online Chat Sessions: Let's talk soccer! Questions regarding club, college, professional, or international soccer etc. can be answered. Ask me questions relating to my time playing professionally abroad, how I got to a D1 college, what I do to prepare for games/trainings, what it takes to play pro/on the national team, eating habits, agents, mental health, you name it. I have over 20 years of soccer under my belt, and I want to help the future generation with any advice they need!

For Online Training Sessions: Train with me even if I'm not in your area! Maybe I send you some videos with exercises to try out, or maybe we do a session getting your heart rate up with a bunch of short/sharp touches on the ball in your living room. Send me a message and we can find something that works for you.

For On Field Sessions: I really like to understand what the client wants from me first. To sit down with them and see where they want to improve. This way I can combine what the client wants, and what I have to offer, into a nice package.

I think individual trainings should focus on 2 things...General techniques of the game, and position specific training. Depending on what position my client plays, I try to craft my sessions so they not only improve first touch, speed, agility, passing conversion, etc. but also to improve their finishing as a striker, positional awareness as a midfielder, or 1v1 defending as a defender (as examples).

For example, a typical session for a striker would look like this:
- 5 min dynamic warm-up
- 5 min specific juggling
- A few different drills working on first touch, passing, correct technique, etc.
- A few exercises working on striker specific movements on the field
- End with finishing techniques and going to goal

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Client Reviews

I trained with Rachel for 2 months before I left to play in France. Her sessions are hard, and technically challenging, while maintaining a light and fun atmosphere. I t was about making sure I did the little things right. Flexible hours too. 10/10
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