University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Economics)
Northern Illinois University (Master's)
Hello Prospective Students,
My name is Tope and I am a first generation Nigerian American born in New York who specializes in soccer training and the proper nutrition to reach the highest levels of the game. I started playing the game of soccer at a very early age at the suggestion of my father. As a boy growing up in America I was influenced early on by my friends and peers to play other sports like basketball or football, but when I first played the game of soccer I was instantly in love. To be specific it was the freedom of the creativity that a open field of grass offered a young man such as myself to be free with my imagination. I continued playing throughout my youth in Champaign, Illinois where we subsequently moved when I turned 5 years old. I played at the two high schools that I attended, first at Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana, and also Centennial High School in Champaign, Illinois. I attended the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana from 2002-2006 where I continued my soccer career and began my coaching career. In my senior season at the University of Illinois I coached the University of Illinois Women's Club Soccer Team to an eventual appearance in the 2007 National Championship Tournament in Tempe, Arizona. Upon graduation I moved to Chicago and started working full time and coaching in youth club level part time where I honed my skills in incorporating Nutrition, Creativity, Technical Acumen and Music into Soccer lessons. In August 2014 I was given the opportunity to coach the prestigious Walter Payton High School team in Chicago which I lead to a 10-4-3 record. I continued coaching for three years at Walter Payton Preparatory Academy in Chicago as well as UK International Soccer Camps/Clinics
My tutoring style emphasizes on incorporating Technical Ability, Intelligence, and creativity to a players soccer education. I truly believe that to become the best, you have to be believe that anything is possible and with the effort and proper attitude, one can achieve the ultimate goal of improving all parts of your skill set. My coaching courses also offer components of video tutoring where I utilize Professional Soccer game videos to increase the students soccer acumen, Knowledge and preparedness. Hello Prospective Students,
My name is Tope and I am a first generation Nigerian American born in New York who specializes in soccer training and the proper nutrition to reach the highest levels of the game. I started playing the game of soccer at a very early age at the suggestion of my father. As a boy growing up in America I was
Group Rates (2+ Players) - 25/Hr
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I am a Soccer Coach with five years experience. I have Coaching experience from U8 to U17. I coached High School soccer in Chicago at a Preparatory Academy for three years. I coached University of Illinois Women's Club Team for two years and coached with UK International Soccer Academy for three years. My individual Coaching specializations include Tactical and Technical Training as well as one on one sessions to increase player technical skill, Game Intelligence, Awareness and overall ability.