Raiff G., Phoenix, AZ Soccer Coach

Raiff G.



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English Professional player for 4 years and former professional coach for 3 years in England. Played and coached at a high level in England and America View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • University of Exeter, United Kingdom

  • 7 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, Goal Kicks, Free Kicks, First Touch, Dribbling, Crossing, Corner Kicks, Agility


  • University of Exeter, United Kingdom

  • 7 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, Goal Kicks, Free Kicks, First Touch, Dribbling, Crossing, Corner Kicks, Agility

More About Coach Raiff

Played Professionally in England for Torquay United and Weymouth City. Coached Professionally in England for 3 Years at Exeter City. I work with any age also any groups up to a maximum of 6. Coached in America for 3 Years for GPS Maine Phoenix going on and helping a lot of kids play D1. I have worked a lot of Camps, clinics and been doing personal 1on1 sessions for over 3 years. I started with 1 child now have 23 that always come back to me. Hold a lot of FA English licenses and USSF licenses. Work with kids as young as 5 up to 21+.

Professional in England Torquay United. Played at Wembley which is a 80,000 Plus stadium, competed in the English league. I have 6 coaching licenses in England and 2 Coaching licenses in America. I also have access to speaking to a lot of professionals currently in the game playing in the English Premier league.

I work very closely on technique and correcting a technique. I have worked with professionals on technique as its a massive part of the game. I can adjust and help people with every aspect of technique. Cover all aspects of the game lots of passing short and long range with different techniques. You pay for the quality of the session and the knowledge! The price is high but the session quality is higher!

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My son has been frustrated for lack of positive coaching since we moved to Az. Today he had a session with coach Raiff and he was excited again! Asked me to book 3 more lessons right away. Coach Raiff was clear in his feedback, assertive but fun at the same time.

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Coach Raiff was great! My son really enjoyed and appreciated his training style. He communicates well and made my son feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend coach Raiff!

Coach Raiff did an excellent job with my son. He was patient and encouraging. He brought the spark for soccer back into my son. I would highly recommend him.

Coach Raiff is an excellent example of how a coach ought to teach. His personality, mannerisms and skill building drills, made an impact on my daughter in her abilities on the field and confidence within.

Had two of my grandsons (10 and 13) in for 10 days during spring break. The oldest plays for a U14 club team in NY. Raiff took them under his wing for 5 sessions which they thoroughly enjoyed. They said they learned a lot and Raiff made it a lot of fun for them with contests, skills challenges, etc. would highly recommend.

Sometimes you just meet a person and the vibes they give off let you know your child will be in great hands - that definitely sums up our first session with Coach Raiff! My daughter was a little hesitant at first but after about 5 minutes into the session... it was like they had been training together for months! Coach Raiff was great with her and even with things she needed to improve on he explained it to her or showed it to her in a way that didn’t make her feel like he was beating down on her. She’s excited to continue sessions with Coach Raiff and I’m excited to see the growth as she becomes a more skilled athlete/player! We’ve worked with personal 1:1 coaches who we could tell were in it just for the money... Coach Raiff genuinely cares about the people/kids he trains and that definitely sets him apart from others. Thanks again Coach Raiff! I can’t wait until my daughter’s new and/or improved skills start to show on the field with her U11 club team.

Coach Raiff was awesome. He kept my son engaged for the entire session. He was so excited after the session that when we got home, he wanted to work on what Coach had taught him!

We really enjoyed our session with Coach Raiff. He had everything set up before we arrived. He made my son feel comfortable right away. He gave my son several tips and corrections that immediatley improved his play. Ryan was very happy afterwards and can't wait for his next training session with Coach Raiff!

We had our first session with Coach Raiff and he did an excellent job with our son. Our son enjoyed his first session and is looking forward to working more with Coach Raiff!! We highly recommend him!

My 13 year old daughter had her first session with Coach Raiff this morning. She was a little nervous at first, but was able to relax and have fun. On the drive home, she chatted the entire time about how much fun it was. From my perspective, he was spot on regarding what she needed to do to improve, and he provided immediate feedback to help her where she needed it. With the different drills, he explained how they pertain to game play. I highly recommend Coach Raiff to anyone who wants to improve their abilities.

I very highly recommend coach Raiff! Both my grandson's loved their individual session with him! He is very positive and encouraging with good pedagogy to encourage and motivate the kids. He was extremely professional as well. My grandsons both came away from their sessions delighted having really practiced their football skills and learned new technics to practice and comtinue improving! In addition, they both had a great time! Thank you coach Raiff! I would recommend coach Raiff very highly!

My son had a great training session with Coach Raiff! I would recommend anyone who is looking for help with finishing and technique!

Coach Raiff was incredible! I love how positive and enthusiastic he is. He kept my son fully engaged and was able to immediately spot and correct any weakness my son had...even a minor adjustment that made a huge difference. I loved that he didn't just show the correct way, but also the why. I was also extremely impressed that he offered to come to a game to see him in action. I have full confidence in Coach Raiffs ability to help my son reach his full potential! He's a great find!!

Coach Raiff was awesome. My son Maddox was challenged immediately and loved it. He learned things immediately. Coach Raiff is a top notch Coach!

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I am planning to find a long term personal coach for my son and I found coach Raiff through CoachUp.
Coach Raiff is an experienced coach with great training observation. My son had his first session with him last Saturday and I like his coach's energetic and training creative technique. One thing that he really impressed and surprised me is that he offered to come out to observe my son play in his tournament this upcoming Sunday. I really appreciated that because it show that he is willing to go out there to observe my son play and find his weakness and strength to help my son improve his soccer skill. For sure we are going to have long term coach from him.

Coach Raiff is the real deal. Incredibly talented, patient and a great motivator. While he was working with my daughter, I could tell he LOVES soccer as well as teaching! We were incredibly impressed with his high level of experience and skills but most of all the encouragement he offered my daughter went a long way with her soccer confidence in just 1 lesson!

Super Coach and Extremely patient with my 8 year old Girl and 10 year old boy.

Than you Coach Raiff

Coach Raiff got right to it, first lesson. He kept it fun, and kept my son moving. Coach did not just run through drills, he explained the why, the how and the technique. Raiff was very encouraging towards my son. My son liked his humor and his positive coaching personality.

Coach Raiff is a great coach, he have a lot of experience. After the first training, my daughter had a lot of confidence and she was happy what she was learned today.

Coach Raiff is impeccable! His ability to assess my skills as a college student, tailor a technical training around my weaknesses and provide real time feedback made my game better almost immediately. He also took time off the field to work one-on-one with me over a nutrition plan and review video recordings of my play while training, so I could adjust my approach to soccer. He was very accessible over phone and email, which helped out a lot. Without a doubt, Coach Raiff is worth his weight in gold. I can't recommend him highly enough!

Our son Noah learned more in one hour session with coach Raiff than the entire time he's spent playing soccer so far. Raiff made an instant connection with Noah and did an outstanding job coaching him. The session was hard work but fun as well. We feel lucky to have found coach Raiff and highly recommend him!!

Great drills, instant feedback and fun session!

Coach Raiff is an outsatanding coach! In just one session I could tell that Coach Raiff knows what he is doing. Coach Raiff has a lot of experience and the most important thing is that he makes training interesting and fun. I like his talks and reviews where he tells you what you are doing wrong and how to fix them. For all people looking for a Coach give him a try I can guarantee you wont regret it.

I was lucky to find Coach Raiff to mentor my twin sons, age 12. He made an instant connection with both boys. He recognizes each child as an individual--motivating them to push past their assumed limitations. His knowledge and love for the game shines through--by his enthusiasm and willingness to share aspects of the game, including technique and tactics, communicating not just "do this" but "why". I am confident that Coach Raiff will help my sons reach their true potential, and so are they. Also, they have fun! I highly recommend Coach Raiff.

Coach Raiff had a great rapport with Jacob and got him engaged and on task from the moment he stepped on the field. They were busy continuously and covered a broad range of skills. Jacob was motivated and he is enthusiastic about the upcoming sessions.

Coach Raiff developed drills that focused specifically on the technical aspects my son wanted to approve upon. The sessions are hard work mixed with fun. My son can't wait for the next session and seeing improvement on the field.

Coach Raiff was outstanding. He immediately built rapport with Brendan. His coaching session was packed full of technical, agility, and drills that we had not anticipated. He is an extremely talented coach and pointed out things about Brendan's game that he could not get from a lessor coach.
We believe that you are very lucky to have Raiff at CU. As well, we were very fortunate to work with him.
Thank you very much,
The Judsons

My son Aidan worked with Raiff for a whole year we couldn't recommend Raiff any higher. He is great and helped Aidan on and off the field. He would go one step further and spend time helping Aidan understand the game tactically for free. He was more of a friend than a coach and we couldn't of asked for anyone better.
Coach Raiff was brilliant with my daughter and son. He trained them both Megan was first with coach Raiff she is 17 and Raiff helped her get into D1 School Boston University. My son James is 14 and he wasn't that into soccer but working with Raiff he know really enjoys soccer and the fitness side of the game coach Raiff has taught him. We were so happy with Raiff we were sad to see him leave ME and join AZ but we have so much to thank him for. Cheryl.
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