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Simon Rawnsley, Alameda, CA Soccer Coach

Simon Rawnsley

Soccer

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Professional Player & Coach. Originally from England, I came through Bradford City's Academy then played collegiately in Indiana. Currently playing in the NPSL for CD Aguiluchos View all coaching experience

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The percentage of time Simon Rawnsley responded to client inquiries within 48 hours in the last 3 months.
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Training Locations
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Packages

Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Simon. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$90 1 session + one-time fee

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Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Simon. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$240 3 sessions ($80/ea) + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Simon. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$395 5 sessions ($79/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Simon. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$790 10 sessions ($79/ea) + one-time fee

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2 Players
In-Person Training for up to 2 athletes

1 session package with Coach Simon. 60 minute session length.

Session Length: 1 hour

$100 1 session + one-time fee

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Small Group Training
In-Person Training for up to 4 athletes

1 session package with Coach Simon. 60 minute session length. For 2-4 players.

Session Length: 1 hour

$120 1 session + one-time fee

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  • University of Southern Indiana (IN)

  • 6 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, 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

Credentials

  • University of Southern Indiana (IN)

  • 6 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Midfield, Goalkeeper, 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 Simon

NSCAA (National Soccer Coaching Association of America)
I am a member of the largest coaching body in the world and have worked my way up to the Advanced National Diploma and Director of Coaching. Besides attending the Annual National Convention I have diplomas in Futsal and Goalkeeper coaching.

In my years with the Bladium Sports & Fitness Club I have gained valuable Sports Management experience. I ran the youth leagues and coached before taking over as manager of the West Ham United North American Academy. I have created curriculum, directed camps and help improve the ability of hundreds of players in the Bay Area.

I played College Soccer in Indiana and Semi Professionally for several clubs in England. My degree is in Kinesiology and I have experience worked as a personal trainer in several gyms.

As a 9 year old I was signed to the Bradford City Youth team and played for 7 years. I went on to play for Halifax Town and Bradford Park Avenue first teams, just missing out on a professional contract. At 19 I received a full scholarship to play college soccer in Indiana. After graduating I played indoor semi professionally for Evansville and for Kendal Town when I returned to England.

I can offer developing players useful advice as well as personalized effective exercises. Whether they are looking to make it to the next level and want that technical edge or are seeking mentoring and advice in creating a more well rounded soccer player.

My linked in Profile:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonrawnsley

Club/ Age
Bradford City Youth Team/ 9-16
Bradford Park Avenue/ 16-17
Halifax Town/ 17-19
University of Southern Indiana/ 19-23
Golcar/ 23-34
Kendal Town/ 24-25
Mescala 26-27
CD Aguiluchos 27-31
Oakland Roots 31-Present

Firstly I would gather information about the goals and objectives of the player. Then by going through some technical drills and tests I can learn more about there ability level , so I can begin to tailor a detailed program.

(Depending on the player) A typical session plan could include;
-Dynamic warm up
-Plyometric quickfeet drills
-Ball control drills and games
-Speed & Agility sets
-Passing/ dribbling drills
-Fitness & Conditioning
-Crossing and finishing
-Strength/ core workout
-Cool down

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Client Reviews

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Simon is an amazing coach, extremely knowledgeable and great at working with kids. His instruction is particularly clear and positive - my son loves working with him. Highly recommended.

Coach Simon does a tremendous job with our 9-year old. He tailors the sessions to help create ‘a balanced player’, keeping things up tempo, and is extremely positive/patient. We’ve seen our son improve after each session, but even more encouraging is that our son leaves each session more excited about wanting to play soccer. From growing a technical skill set to learning the strategy of the sport, Coach Simon can do it all. Highly recommended to say the least!

Our son Bronson has improved so much in just two sessions with Coach Simon. Before his training Bronson sat on the bench most of the State cup game. After that we decided we needed to get some private training and we found Coach Simon on CoachUp. Now Bronson’s team coach noticed a big difference and so did we. Bronson now played most of the game except for a 5 minute rest. We are so impressed with the skills Bronson learned, he is now taking more shots at the goal, he is a better defender, his confidence is way up and he is also now using both his left and right feet to kick goals. We highly recommend using Coach Simon, his training is like no other. He goes beyond to make our child the best of his position played and more. Thanks Coach Simon.

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Simon is very engaging and knowledgeable...Keegan enjoys working with him. Looking forward to our next session.

Our son has been coached by Simon in large group settings. We've always been impressed with the practices he conducts and how much the kids learn from them. While he loves Simon and enjoys those practices, we weren't sure how a 1 on 1 session would go with a 7 year old; we bought a pack for the holidays as he had requested 1-1s. But our son loved the experience. The session was fast-paced and ran through a lot of technical drills that combined multiple elements of the game. He's looking forward to future trainings with Simon!

Simon is great with the kids and is an excellent soccer instructor.

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Coach Simon is a great coach. He really challenges my son to do his best with fantastic drills. Many of his drills include speed, agility and quickness aspects. He also gives feedback and encouragement in a very positive manner.

We had a great experience with Simon. He has a great energy and positive attitude. His love for soccer imbues his coaching. With individual coaching for my son, he had very specific advice and training for playing his position. He integrated the skills he was focusing on with how they would be used during a game, and why they were important. He had great body weight training drills that can be done every day, and he again said why they were important for game play.

Great training. Can’t recommend Simon highly enough. A great investment.

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Brought our 15 year old daughter to Coach Simon for a tune up since she had not been able to play for a few months and was facing high school tryouts. He has worked her hard and given her back the confidence she had (temporarily) lost. We are grateful for his close work.

Coach Simon was excellent. It was a well structured with clear feedback. My son's initial training was targeted on hold up play and finishing. The session starts with warm-up then immediately into drills working on touch and finishing with both feet. It was an intense & high-touch session. My son said it was the hardest but best training session he's had in a long time.

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Coach Simon is an excellent coach. His expertise as a striker shows when we work on finishing. My shooting, scoring and confidence have already improved after a few sessions. Coach Simon is very professional and his trainings are fun and challenging. I look forward to our next session.

Coach Simon brought great energy and creativity to the session and the kids were really engaged. He came away with skills in need of development and we look forward to targeted drills to help them strengthen in those areas.

Simon has been an amazing role model for my son. Because he is still actively playing successfully at the semi pro level, my son values his insight more than any other coach. His training sessions challenge him to push himself...something that he doesn't get from his club. I can't say enough about Simon. He has been through everything that a child might aspire to in the future, which gives him insight into what is to come for a player. He is humble and caring, but stern...a great coach!0

Coach Simon has made such a positive impact on my players game! My Daughter is on her way to full recovery from a demoralizing broken ankle. Simon is coaching her on skills/ technique/ tune up that is helping her overall confidence and bringing her back to a high level of play.

Simon is an excellent coach!!

My daughter's sessions with Simon have been really worthwhile. Simon creates intense workouts for her, focused on foot skills. This is a great compliment to her team training. Simon has an engaged and fun attitude. My daughter leaves the turf exhausted after her sessions and immediately asks for another session!

Julie

Coach Simon has taught my daughter so much in such a short time. He has made minor adjustments in her techniques that have translated to huge improvements in her game. Simon has nurtured my daughters excitement for the game, which has helped to build her confidence on the field. With Coach Simon's help my daughter has been able to take her skills to the next level.

Our son has taken 3 sessions and we've already seen results in his ball handling and shooting skills. We highly recommend Coach Simon!

Coach Simon is doing great work with our daughter. she was especially impressed with session 2 and felt that she's really headed in the right direction now. In this first session he did a bit less talking and a bit more watching/evaluating, then in session 2 his experience and advice really kicked in! We're excited to see her improved game play and general confidence. It is showing on the field already!

Coach Simon has an innate ability to teach the game of soccer. His ability to instruct, critique, connect with, motivate and drive a young player is extraordinary. I don't think there is anyone more perfect to coach/mentor young players. After 1 session, my 9 year old son has confidence through the roof! As long as Coach Simon's schedule and availability allows, I will be regularly booking sessions for my son. If you are reading these reviews, don't hesitate. Book now.

I have 10 and 12 year old daughters who both play at a high level in club soccer. They love working with Simon. Simon has a great knowledge and energy about soccer. He is no nonsense and very well versed in technique. He has a great touch and not only coaches nuances but can lead by example. We have had sessions with several private coaches and we have chosen to continue to develop with Simon. He is excellent and has so much to offer.

Coach Simon is a great striker and that's what we came to him for. Tuning up our 14-year old before spring season starts. Great session, we'll setup another soon. Thanks Simon!

Coach Simon was a great coach. He was extremely professional and worked very well with my son. He made my son feel good about the game and his skill level. I plan on utilizing him on a regular basis for my son, providing he has availability. Coach Simon also provides great feedback with extended activities and provides feedback after each session with valuable information pertainting to my son and ways to enhance his playing. He truly cares about what he does.

Great coach. Our son loves the instruction and is learning a ton.

Coach Simon has a real talent with young people. My kids love working with him and have learned so much.

Coach Simon was amazing! He helped me a lot with my shooting. Every session is organized and focused on helping me improve, and I feel like I get so much out of them. I really end up learning a lot, and I can see the improvement then when I go to my team practice. I'm looking forward to working with him again!

Coach Simon has the gift to critique and communicate proper technique while instilling confidence. My son Connor (8) left his session with more knowledge of the game and confidence in his left foot and first touch.

Connor looks forward to a future session(s) to build on what he has learned.

Coach Simon gave our son three incredible sessions on first touch and finishing. He demonstrated a keen ability to zero in on areas where our son needed work and immediately adjust the training sessions to accommodate his observations. As a result, every second spent on the pitch with Simon was productive and fun for Pep. We look forward to many more!

I can't say enough good things about Simon! I think you would be hard pressed to find a better coach/mentor for a young player. He has the uncanny ability to motivate and instruct kids with a few simple instructions. My 8 year old son loves working with him and I'm always amazed at what he can bring out in his play... but I think the best thing about working with him has got to be how good my son feels about his game after a session... and his overall positivity and confidence is literally through he roof when he walks off the pitch after spending time with Simon. 6 stars if I could!!

Simon did a great job with my 10-year-old daughter. Her attention was riveted by his engaging/upbeat/positive energy, specific instruction, and a wide range of skills. I appreciate how he worked on all different levels of play, from micro to macro. He also motivated her, in general, to develop a more regular practice routine. If money grew on trees, she would love to be coached by Simon weekly!

Simon is a a fabulous coach. I have worked with many coaches and have had my kids coached by team coaches, myself and one-on-one training sessions. Simon is the best because he has a great rapport with kids and he is so well versed in the mechanics of soccer and has so many drills and skills to share with the kids.

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The two sessions that my daughter has had with Coach Simon have been excellent and I am already seeing the improvement in her play. I look forward for her to continue the training with him to keep her development ongoing.

I feel I never properly thanked you for all your help with the boys. You made it possible for them to get to where they are now, both playing at the high level of their prospective league,
...because of your training and your leadership, Jack made it in the US Development Academy. I thank you for this Coach Simon!!
You are working wonders with Molly! Working with you is her favorite practice of any kind and I actually heard her say she "wants to take shots now". Maybe we could occasionally go twice a week?Have a good day Simon and thank you for the quality coaching.
...I met Simon through my Fiancee. He offered to help get me back in shape for soccer and to sharpen my touch after a long running back problem. We've done a few intense sessions now and I'm really enjoying practicing again. He's a good coach who will push you to improve.
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