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Sarah V., Pelham, NH Soccer Coach

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Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Windham, NH
  2. Dracut, MA
  3. Pelham, NH

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Packages

Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Sarah. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$65 1 session + one-time fee

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  • University of Massachusetts--Lowell (MA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Goalkeeper, Midfield, Defense

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

Credentials

  • University of Massachusetts--Lowell (MA)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Forward, Goalkeeper, Midfield, Defense

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

More About Coach Sarah

Coaching since 2011

Licenses:
*USSF National D License
*Level 1 Goal Keeping Diploma United Soccer (formerly NSCAA)

Work Experience:
* Personal Soccer Coach (2011-present)
*New England Revolution Academy Coach (2017-present)
*Head Coach at GPS South Coast and South Shore Regions (2015- 2017)
*Soccer Specialist at Everwood Day Camp (2012-2016)
*JV Girls Head Coach at Sharon High School (Fall 2016)
*Lead Clinic Instructor at Hornets Soccer Camps (2012-2015)
*Assistant Coach, Lead Clinic Instructor, and Assistant Goal Keeper Trainer at Nova Premier Soccer Club (2011-2015 )
*Volunteer Coach at Norton Youth Soccer Recreation League (2013)
*JV Girls Head Coach at Mansfield High School (2013)
*Lead Clinic Instructor at Soccer Edge Inc. (2011)

Bishop Feehan Girls Varsity Soccer (2001-2005)
*Team Leading Goal Scorer (2004)
*Tournament contenders all four years
Charles River United (2001-2003)
*Maple Division 2 Champions (Spring 2002)
Coach at Nova Premiere SC
*Futsal Norfolk Forekicks Champions (2012)
*Maple Division 3 Champions (Spring 2014)
Coach at Global Premier Soccer
*New England Futsal Premiership First Runner-Up (2016)
*FC Boston Annual Winter Futsal Tournament Champions (2017)

My sessions can be tailored to the individual's needs, but I mostly focus on technical skills. First and foremost is training athletes to be comfortable with the ball at their feet. No matter the age or experience, foot skills are the top priority for all my athletes. I have many different activities that focus on control and creative moves to take on defenders in 1v1 situations.

In addition to running with the ball, my training sessions focus on ball striking and first touch. Over the years I have compiled an arsenal of creative activities that develop confidence when receiving the ball and composure to strike it accurately with the right amount of pace. Players will also learn the correct way to strike a ball in several different ways: static passing, inside/outside foot passing, bending passes, shooting, volleying, chipping, pinging/driving, crossing, goal kicks, corner kicks, penalty kicks etc.

If vision, passing, receiving, turning, and possession choices are the athlete's training goals, I highly recommend small group training so that I can incorporate Dutch and Brazilian passing patterns as well as challenge players to check their shoulder so they can "see the field" and make quicker decisions. Please ask about these special rates and potential group sessions I already have set up that include players at the same age and skill level.

In addition to attacking principles, I also teach defensive principles to maximize % of tackle wins and shutting down attacks. This includes proper tackling technique and approaching an attacker 1v1. Again, these kind of training goals also would be best suited with a group of athletes so that the player can participate in more 1v1 games.

Lastly, soccer is a physically demanding sport. My mantra is fatigue is technique's worst enemy. To combat this, I incorporate fitness and conditioning activities using agility equipment such as speed rings, ladders, agility poles, and hurdles. Many times with these types of activities I incorporate the ball so that it is soccer specific movements.

My athletes stay with me for many, many years and go on to become not only great players but also mature, respectful people. My expectations are high, my intensity is unmatched, and my creativity keeps the athlete engaged and excited to come to practice. I hope to hear from you about the opportunity to train with you!

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Client Reviews

Sarah couldn't have been more perfect of a coach for my son. As well as making improvements in his soccer skills she showed him how hard he could push himself and built up some confidence for him. Plus! She's super fun!

Can't rate highly enough! The perfect combination of intense and encouraging. I had such a great time and have new drills to work on! Can't wait for my next session.

Coach Sarah gears each session towards the individual athlete so that it is challenging and rewarding. She provides great suggestions for improvement along the way.

Sarah was phenomenal! She spoke directly to my daughter and asked her a number of questions to get a sense of who she is, what position she plays, what position she’s most comfortable in. She reviewed the roles of each position. She taught her the importance of timing and counting her skills so she’d have a goal to strive to surpass. It was a great workout and my daughter was excited about all she learned! I highly recommend Sarah!!!

Coach Sarah is an excellent, inspiring coach! My daughter has had 2 sessions with her so far and has already improved and feels more confident. She has given her drills to practice and is very encouraging! We are looking forward to the next session! I would recommend Coach Sarah very highly!

Our first session went well. My 14 yr old is excited and looking forward to grow her agility and conditioning for high school soccer program.

My daughter learned so much in just one session. Sarah has great technical knowledge and was really clear in explaining things and answering questions.

Good connection with my daughter. Worked hard to understand her needs and has a wealth of ways to reach her goals.

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Coach Sarah is great. My daughter via looking forward to her next session.

Coach Sarah is legit! My daughter is learning a lot. Great drills, great skills, always engaging!

She was great.
Her directions were clear & she knows what she's doing.

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Coach Sarah is great. She was very flexible in meeting my needs for time and location to train. The training was really fun and beneficial. Her comments are helpful and encouraging. Thank you!

Great few initial sessions. I like the way Sarah is very directive with my 10 year old son. Clearly trying to break him of a few bad habits, and develop others. She pushes hard, and challenges my child physically/ mentally, but in a very carei g manner. I would and will highly recommend her.

Coach Sarah was awesome! Both in listening to what we wanted to work on and helping work together to formulate a plan. During the session, she was great with my daughter. From my daughter's feedback, she enjoyed the session and learned a lot. We look forward to more in the future.

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Engaging ; fun ; creative - A plus!

My daughter and I meet Sarah tonight for our first session. My daughter is ten and she was comfortable with Sarah and responded very well. Sarah did a complete walk through on goal keeping skills and drills with her. I was very surprised with was Sarah was concerned with how she could protect her body from jumping to bending to stopping a ball getting by my goalkeeper. I will be booking some more sessions with Sarah..

Coach Sarah is awesome. Her ability to get the best out of my daughter and keep her focused. My daughter's foot skills improved greatly and she now has the drills to work on at home. We will be booking more sessions with Sarah.

Coach Sarah is wonderful and you will have an amazing experience with her knowledge.

Coach Sarah was very professional and my son learned so much from her. She really worked him from start to end and he had fun and enjoyed it. He would even come home and want to show me what he learned and have me practice with him. Would def recommend coach Sarah!

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My daughter was nervous at first to work with a new coach. Immediately after introducing herself she got right to work. The enthusiasm and energy was great to see and Elizabeth was very receptive and engaged. We are so happy that we chose the 3 sessions. She showed Elizabeth new skills and things she can work on. 1 session gave my daughter the self confidence she was lacking. Thanks coach Sarah!

My 15 year old daughter asked for help with her footwork, and boy did Coach Sarah show her moves she'd never been taught before. Coach Sarah did an amazing job keeping my daughter confident and engaged. We look forward to working with her again soon!

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My 9 year old son loved working with Sara. He said she worked him hard but was fun. He thought his skills improved after one session.

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Coach Sarah did a great job with my daughter. It only took a few minutes for her to identify the deficiencies in her 1v1 technique and begin to work on those deficiencies. Beyond that, my daughter believes coach Sarah's instruction will make a difference as she looks toward her college tryout.

First session with Sarah was tremendous! Highly recommend!

Great first session with a review of the "little thungs" that can add up if not corrected.

Sarah was great. A perfect combination of motivation and encouragement.

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I can not say enough about Coach Sarah... my 9 year old daughter responds so well to her and has really learned a lot. She absolutely loves working with her so much that she is disappointed if a session is cancelled due to the weather. We look forward to continuing training sessions

Coach Sarah is great - she can work with both adults and children and can motivate them both. She definitely has the skills to bring an athlete to the next level and isn't afraid to call them out when necessary! Great investment. Thanks Sarah!

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We hired coach Sarah to work with our highschool daughter. She wanted to work on a few skills for her upcoming season. Coach Sarah worked on everything my daughter wanted. The drills and skills Coach Sarah did were amazing. We are looking forward to more sessions.

I booked one session with Coach Sarah just to see how this would go. After going to the session and watching her work with my 12 year old daughter I was impressed. She was very knowledgeable, she came with a plan, and she worked very hard for a solid hour. My daughter left saying she was very hard, but she liked it. I have just booked a block of sessions with her. Thank You Coach.

Sarah is a great coach. My daughter learned a lot in the 1 lesson that she's had so far. Can't wait to book the next 1!

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We hired Sarah to work with our 13 year old on his soccer skills and it has been a fantastic investment! She is very knowledgeable about different teaching techniques, has patience and a great personality for working with kids, and we have seen immediate results in our sons game. We couldn't be happier with our decision and will continue to use Sarah as part of his ongoing training/learning.
Sarah is a very knowledgeable and organized soccer tutor who quickly connected with our son. We’ve been impressed with her lesson efficiency, covering multiple skills and always including a few new skills every session. After each lesson, we receive a thorough and well written report within 24-hours which clearly explains what was covered, our son’s progress, and her plans for the next lesson. We couldn’t be happier with Sarah!
Sarah really gets how to work with kids. She teaches skills while making it fun. I have Sarah coaching my 2 boys (7 & 9) and they have made progress and are practicing the soccer moves they have learned. Sarah is reliable, flexible and provides verbal feedback right after the lesson and a full write up later that day. I highly recommend Sarah!
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