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Don G.

Herndon, VA

$60/hour

Soccer Skills Evangelist, Zealot of the Beautiful Game

In-person lessons

$60/Hour


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University of Southern Mississippi
Mass Communications

Education

University of Southern Mississippi (Mass Communications)

About Don

Youth soccer "coaches" are plentiful in our metro area. They are often outstanding volunteer citizens, including hard-working parents, who likely grew up playing and enthusiastically watching baseball, basketball, hockey and/or American football but are relatively new to the mechanics of soccer. Others may bring a lifetime of soccer playing and/or coaching experience from their former homelands but haven't yet fully grasped the unique needs and perspective of a young athlete growing up and developing in the U.S.

I offer a complete blend of a native-born American sports background with a unique global knowledge and passion for the sport we call "soccer." My 35+ years of international soccer experience encompass playing as a midfielder and striker, as well as coaching teams and individual athletes in both field and goalkeeping positions. My past students, however, have gained much more than improved skills and tactics. I encourage them to become 'fluent' in the world's game and dive in!

The most rewarding aspect of my favorite sport is its utility as a 'second language' -- opening doors and knocking down barriers, during any young person's travels beyond her or his own borders. With this universal sporting "passport," I have traveled on nearly every continent as a multimedia soccer "evangelist," capturing the international game and its surrounding cultures through the camera lens, while building many new friendships. Even at the sport's elite level, I have applied my professional skills and knowledge to support the global television transmission of the FIFA World Cup tournament to a record world-wide audience.

I enjoy teaching enthusiastic, dedicated young athletes the proper technical skills and basic tactical knowledge of the game and will be pleased to discuss any personal training & skills program to help the focused athlete maximize their performance. I can also help players who want to improve their kicking techniques in other field sports (rugby and football punting & place kicking).

Let's talk soon about your soccer future!
Youth soccer "coaches" are plentiful in our metro area. They are often outstanding volunteer citizens, including hard-working parents, who likely grew up playing and enthusiastically watching baseball, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Herndon, VA 20171
In-person lessons
Sports/Recreation:
Soccer

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University of Southern Mississippi
Mass Communications

Education

University of Southern Mississippi (Mass Communications)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Don will travel within 10 miles of Herndon, VA 20171.