Saad Afif, New York, NY Soccer Coach

Saad Afif



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Professional soccer player turned Director of New Amsterdam FC. Offering GPS tracked training sessions to maximize player performance and reach goals. View all coaching experience

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  • 11 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Goalkeeper, 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


  • 11 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Goalkeeper, 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 Saad

⚫New Amsterdam Football Club Director / U16 and U19 Head Coach

⚫Juventus Academy NY - Assistant Director / U13 Head Coach

⚫Zum Schneider - Men's Assistant Coach (4th tier)

⚫Palladino Academy. - Technical Director

⚫Saba - Assistant Director / U9,U11, and U13 Head Coach

⚫ New Amsterdam Football Club. - NISA ( American 3rd Division ) Professional Soccer

-Squad member v.s USL Champion team Detroit City FC in sold out crowd of 8000
-Squad member v.s Chattanooga FC in crowd of 4000
-Played and started twice v.s historic club New York Cosmos
-4th place in NISA League
-NISA League Cup Semi Finalist

⚫Siham - Botola 3 ( Moroccan League Third Division ) Semi Professional Soccer

-Round of 32 in Morocco National Cup
-Invited to trial with AS Sale(Moroccan Second Division) for a month at 19 years old

⚫Zum Schneider - EPSL ( American 4th Division) Semi Professional Soccer

-2 year Captain

⚫Previously coached by -
Eric Wynalda - 3 time USA World Cup Squad Member ( 106 USA National Team caps ) ( 90 Bundesliga caps )

Bouna Coundoul - Senegal National Team Member ( 29 Senegal National Team caps ) ( over 100 MLS caps )

Gonzalo Sanchez Moreno - Barcelona B Member and Bangladesh National Team Coach ( 57 Barca B caps)

Jermaine Jones - USA 2014 World Cup Squad Member ( 70 USA National Team caps ) ( over 200 Bundesliga caps )

As a former professional soccer player and current Director of a team, I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to one on one personal soccer lessons. My sessions are tailored to the individual player's needs, focusing on specific areas of improvement, such as technique, tactics, and conditioning. I use a combination of drills, game simulations, and GPS tracking to provide immediate feedback and measure progress. My goal is to help players reach their full potential, on and off the field.

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Client Reviews

Coach Saad is a great coach! We were looking for some supplemental privates for our son to work on his skills, he lost a bit of confidence switching to Futsal during the winter season as a different style of play is necessary. My son has enjoyed every session so far and we have already seen his confidence return at the most recent tournament. Coach Saad is friendly, knowledgeable with excellent communication skills and I really appreciated his flexibility to work with our busy schedule. Thank you Coach Saad!

Great Video Review Session and great first Session with coach Saad. During the video review session coach Saad was able to identify certain weak points in my game. He gave great constructive criticism and designed a great first training session to work on improving my weaknesses. I look forward to many more session and I'm excited to improve my game while working with coach Saad!

Coach Saad has been doing a great job with my 2 girls, they both play for Asphalt Green. It’s great to have a coach that can do a session to get their skills better and still make it fun!

Great session! Right after the session coach Saad sent me stats from the tracker we used. Was great to know where I’m at speed wise. Would definitely recommend!

Saad is a great coach. He understands the game at a profoundly deep level. We've only had a few sessions and I already feel like my game has leveled up a ton. I can't wait to see how much better I can get as we continue working together.

Saad is extremely knowledgeable and professional with his training. If you’re looking to improve your skills with a serious but fun session, Saad is your guy. Highly recommend.

Great session! Very professional. He has GPS technology that he used in my son’s first session. We figured out his top speed which was really cool! My son can’t wait to work with Saad again, and I’ll definitely recommend him to friends.

I've been professionally at various levels in the United States USL for the past 5 years. So i require a different kind of training than the average player. Saad has an extensive knowledge of soccer, and customizes sessions to fit your needs. I told him what exactly I wanted to work on, and he made sure we not only worked on it, but analyzed it and made sure there's ways I could work on it on my own. Fully recommend Saad to any player at any level and age. He truly impressed me with his session plan, and his knowledge of the sport.

Leo Folla

Good training and very professional, understands the strengths and weaknesses in a player, has a very comprehensive understanding of soccer.

Coach Saad was open to jumping on a pre-training call to better understand our goals for our son (14), which was very much appreciated. He is very flexible in terms of rescheduling due to inclement weather, etc. and his communication is excellent. Would not hesitate to book with him again!

Saad is an amazing trainer!! He coaches my 8 year old son with extraordinary passion and skills. He has helped him so much that my son won his team championship and it was all due to his training. My son thrives on meeting Saad for training and looks forward to it. They have formed a wonderful bond to help develop the right skills to master himself into a superior soccer player! I am so grateful for Saad! He is friendly, professional, flexible and extremely reasonable. I highly recommend him!

Coach Saad met with my 10 year old son and immediately engaged him. They worked on drills and shooting. My son had a great time and asked me to book ongoing sessions. I found Saad professional, passionate about what he does and thoroughly engaged in helping hone my son's skills. Highly recommend!

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