Skylar Thomas, Charleston, SC Soccer Coach

Skylar Thomas



With the knowledge and experience I have gained over the course of my career on and off the pitch, I am looking forward to sharing my wealth to the rising stars of tomorrow. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • Syracuse University (NY)

  • 9 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


  • Syracuse University (NY)

  • 9 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

More About Coach Skylar

From the age of 15 I have played a significant role in organizing summer camps and training children of all ages. When attending Syracuse University I trained local talent on the soccer pitch and in the gym allowing them improve with every session.

After a standout youth career in Toronto, Canada I earned a full scholarship to attend Syracuse university where I was a 4 year started and 2 year captain. After performing at an exceptional level and receiving many conference and national awards I was selected 11th in the2015 MLS draft to my hometown team Toronto FC. After playing 2 years professionally in Toronto I have made the move to play in South Carolina for Charleston Battery of the USL. I have also been fortunate enough to represent my country on multiple different occasions. During my most recent endeavour I played a significant part in the 2015 CONCACAF U23 Olympic Qualifiers for team Canada. I countinue to perform at the highest level and look forward to taking my career to the next level.

Typically I like to find out what a player needs to improve on and focus on creating a fun, competitive environment making the athlete feel comfortable on working on his/her weakness. Some of the main areas I may address are technique, tactical awareness, passing, finishing, defending, quickness, and or endurance. I like to run the athlete through a warm up to ensure he/ she in ready physically to reduce the chance of injury. I will then implement some specific drills to focus on that area we are trying to improve during that session. If I feel like the athlete has a good grasp on the drills I may increase the intensity or complexity of the drills. Once I feel like the necessary amount of work is completed I like to reflect on the session with the athlete to ensure they learned something from the session.

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Client Reviews

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She had a great time and learned a lot!

Skylar is knowledgeable and effective. After his first session with my 13 year old son, we are eager to incorporate regular training with him on a weekly basis.

Coach Skylar is great. He not only provides encouragement in the workout and great instruction and motivation but he also actually works out with the athletes. This seems to get them even more motivated and really makes it fun for the athletes.

Excellent, interesting drills that make for a session that I believe will result in greater quickness on the pitch!

Our 5-year-old was begging me to learn some "fancy footwork" so we hooked up with Coach Skylar. The lessons couldn't go any better. My husband says our dude has learned more in the few lessons with Coach Skylar than he has with his team practices the whole season. Not only does Coach Skylar lend the "clout' needed for the lesson because he's a professional soccer player, but he's also so COOL and fun. The total package! What a great example for little people. I don't know who enjoys the lesson more... our son or my husband!

Awesome experience! Coach Skylar does a great job!

The first session went great. Worked on fundamentals and then got more technical. He worked us hard. He told us areas to improve on but also told us what we were doing well. Looking forward to seeing the difference after our 10th session.

Coach Skylar did a a great job with my daughter. She is a goalie and he designed a great session with both foot skills, agility and goalie specific drills. Great to have a coach where we vacation as well.

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Skylar is doing a great job with my daughter. He is very attentive to what the athlete needs to work on and extremely knowledgeable. He takes the time to talk her through the drills and challenges her to push herself . At the same time he makes it enjoyable and she is enjoying learning!

Great coach! Well informed and works well with the kids

Skylar is amazing to work with. My son has loved traning with him from day one. The different drills helps produce not only skills, accuracy, but also awareness. He is positive, upbeat, and fun, I would highly recommend him to train.

Very impressed with Skyler’s coaching up to this point. His technical knowledge/training really shines with the drill he puts my son through. Already seeing solid results only a few sessions in.

Skyler’s disposition has also made a big impression. His laid back demeanor meshes well with my son who’s on the shy side. While laid back, Skyler keeps a nice intensity during training. Bottom line, he has a very good rapport with my son that makes him want to train harder than he otherwise would.

I want to make one final point to anyone considering private coaching with Skyler. This isn’t the sort of training you’ll ever see with your club team. It’s personalized high intensity technical training. As far as individual technique goes, I’d say my son has gotten more out of three sessions with Skyler than a full season of club soccer.

I can’t say enough about the experience thus far. Well worth the cost many times over.

We enjoyed meeting you and Joey said he had fun!

We just had our first session with Coach Skylar and my daughter loved it! In her words... Coach Skylar was engaging, fun, and very knowledgeable. She said the drills were fast moving, and his directions were very clear. At the conclusion of the session she immediately asked me to schedule more sessions with him.

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Great 1st session w/ Coach Thomas. My son (8 y/o) really enjoyed their first practice. He’s looking forward to working out again

Skylar is an exceptional coach. He truly customizes each session based on the specific needs of the player. My son saw immediate improvement in his speed and agility after the first session. We will continue to work with Skylar and would recommend him to any player wanting to improve their game.

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After working with Coach Skylar my son, a Sophomore in high school, has really improved. His team just took the Lower State Championship and they are playing for the State Championship title this weekend. With many Seniors graduating this year my son will continue to work with Coach Skylar over the summer and hopefully become a valued addition to the teams continued success.
Thanks Coach Skylar!

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Skylar is a great coach!! My son has really enjoyed his training sessions with Skylar. He said he has learned/worked on skills beyond what he does with his team. The training has been focused on his needs in order to improve his technical skills. Thanks coach!!

From a parent perspective, coach Skylar is a punctual, engaging and thorough coach. My 8-year-old who is just finishing up his 2nd year of club soccer always wants to be on the ball, so we looked into private coaching to compliment his current training with his club.
This type of training enables him to get personalized, individual exposure that you can't experience in a team setting. Skylar quickly developed an instant rapport with my son and is able to make the sessions challenging and fun at the same time. I highly recommed Skylar to anyone looking to get their child to the next level.

We scheduled an initial training with Coach Skylar to see how our son responded and to have an idea how the session works. Our son loved it! Our son has some things to work on to tighten up his soccer game and we think Coach Skylar can get him there. Hard work to come.
5 more sessions booked.
Thanks Coach Skylar

The session was fun and great for development. Varied foot skill work and shooting exercises. Thanks Skylar.

Skylar was absolutely wonderful! Our son loved working with him!

Coach Skylar is an awesome coach! He’s very encouraging and engaging. I think that he will definitely help my daughter build skills and build her confidence. She’s very excited to be working with him!

Excellent! Highly recommend! Very knowledgeable and encouraging! Can’t wait to continue working with him.

Throughout my years of playing with Skylar Thomas he has shown a tremendous amount of passion and respect for the game. Through hard work, dedication, and sacrifice Skylar has been able to achieve many great awards over the course of his career. His knowledge for the game is second to none and he conveys his tactics and methods in an organized way. He’s been a very good captain and soon to be an even better coach.
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