Had an excellent session today with Taylor!! He is enthusiastic, friendly and provides great feedback so that you can improve!! Looking forward to the next session!!
My Child had a great first session with Taylor and is looking forward to the next one!
Coach Yocum is a smart, talented coach. Not only does he teach you the game of soccer but he also helps you to grow as a person. Personally having Yocum as a Coach myself, he is very positive with everything you do. If you make a mistake he is there to pick you up and help you fix it. He will help you get through any obstacle you may face and he will always be there for moral support.
Coach Yocum is one of the best coaches I've had the privilege to be coached by. He knows exactly how much to push each player to help them achieve success and be the best player they can be. He can joke around and have fun but when its time to get serious and work he switches over to soccer mode immediately. He is a very level headed coach and I wish I had more than just one season with him!
Coach Taylor was one of my high school coaches during my sophomore year. I had just recently come back from an ACL injury and I was struggling with mentally getting back in the game. During our first game of the season I asked to come out of the game because I was having knee pain. Coach Taylor took me aside and helped me get over my mental hump. I ended up going back in the game and scoring a goal. I will never forget that moment with one of my favorite people to be coached under. Not only did Coach Taylor care about his players' goals in their soccer careers, but he cared about our lives outside of soccer as well. Taylor not only inspired me as a player to improve every time I touched a ball but he inspired me to be a better student and person. I am grateful for the lessons in both soccer and life that Taylor has taught me and I am grateful to have been coached under him.
As a coach, Taylor demonstrated an impressive understanding of the game regarding strategy and fundamental play. More importantly, he showed a calming presence throughout the season and in each game, offered unconditional support. Although his passion for the game seems to overwhelm him at times, his ability to control the emotions that come with the game make him extremely effective from a coaching standpoint and for players who share the same passion. As a person, Taylor is extremely positive and personable with everyone, which definitely helped him craft great player/coach relationships with each player during his time with us. Though he can get emotional from time to time, he manages his feelings in a positive way, offering constructive criticism when necessary, and genuine praise when deserved. A final aspect to note, would be Taylor's ability to explain himself thoughtfully and precisely when addressing the team as a whole. Regardless of the situation, Taylor always expressed himself in a way that allowed players to evaluate themselves constructively, ultimately leading to the team finding more success in each game, and throughout the entire season.
Taylor demonstrates a great passion for teaching and developing individuals in the sports of soccer. Taylor does an excellent job of communicating and motivating player development in a positive manner. Lastly Taylor is able to implement the skills both technically and tactically to improve a players development.
Taylor has a true passion for the game of soccer and an even greater passion to teach the game to others! Taylor was always prepared and had an energy that was contagious. I would highly recommend him as a personal trainer as he can motivate and teach with an unparalleled intensity.
My name is Morgan Gunther. Last year was my first year to play soccer for my high school team. Coming in as the "newbe" was hard. As the year progressed I became closer with my coach, Taylor Yocum. He helped me feel welcome and like I belonged with the team. I have always had a huge problem with my confidence on the field. Taylor saw that I was having trouble and took it into his own hands to help me through it. He has such a great passion for the game and he wants everyone to feel as he does. I am forever grateful for what he has done for me and I will never forget it!
Coach Taylor is not just an amazing coach and athlete alone, he is also a mentor that has helped me through obstacles in my soccer career as well as everyday life. The most admirable traits he has that translate in to his coaching is his experience and passion. If there is one thing that any player under Coach Taylor Yocum should know is that, "he knows". It's true, he really does know what he is talking about, and the enthusiasm he speaks with has really made me want to improve upon recent teachings and skills that I had obtained prior to meating him. Not only is his coaching adequate, but his perception of youth soccer is relatable and has allowed him to connect with me and others on my team at a level I've never really experienced nor had expectations for. I truly admire Coach Taylor and I am grateful for the Soccer skills, and life skills that he has endowed me with.
Coach Yocum has done a fine job as an assistant coach in the Howell Central Boys Soccer Program. He has an extensive soccer background and he does a tremendous job of "teaching" the game of soccer. One of his strong points is individual skill training along with soccer specific strength/conditioning programs.
I am Mason Thode the goalkeeper for the 2015-2016 FHC freshmen soccer team. Coach Yocum is the best coach I have played for by far. He was not only a coach but a mentor to me. HE gave us advice on how to go about in highschool which really helped. He was a tough coach when he need to be and a fun one when he did not. He cared a lot about the team and everyone on it. Towards the end of the season I got injured which was really hard for me, being the only goalie on the team. I felt like I was letting the team down. But after I talked to Yocum he told me not to worry or feel that way that there was nothing I could do. Also he has spent a countless amount of time helping us on the off season, from making weight lifting packets to coming to help us lift after school. Also, while he was doing all of this stuff for us he also had to manage to go to school at the same time, I don't know how he does/did it, he is the real MVP.
I am Jacob Salser and I am a student at FHC where I play at the freshman level. I have had the chance to train and play with Taylor Yocum as my coach. I and many others can say that Coach Yocum is much more than a coach and a trainer. He is dedicated and focus coach who is determined to share his passion for the game with all of his players. I now know more than ever about the game of soccer and myself after training with him and I will never forget what he has done for me as a player.
I'm Bryce Alberty and I had Taylor Yocum as a coach in my freshman year of high school. In my honest opinion he was a quality coach. Definitely the best soccer coach i've ever had! He really coaches on a personal level and that helped me a alot. Considering as though, I was new to the area and knew no one he really taught me to open my mind and live life to the fullest. Not only in life, but also on the field. I loved having him as a coach and recommend him to all young soccer players.
You’re extremely proficient and detailed in your training. You create a great atmosphere to train and have great knowledge and passion for the game.