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Meet Coach Michael

Michael is a pro & celebrity soccer coach based in Southern California who trains individuals and groups, and holds a UEFA B Coaching License, soon UEFA A. He has coached teams at all levels including Professional, Semi-Pro, Division 1 College, Youth Development & Beginners – and has coaching experience with professional teams from around the world, including Premier League's Leicester City FC,  Bundesliga's FC Schalke 04, and MLS's DC United. Michael was the Director for several soccer clubs & played professionally for the NY Cosmos.

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Coaching Background

Michael has coaching experience and learns directly from top professional soccer teams around the world and applies them to his training.

Michael was with Premier League Team, Leicester City FC, in 2020 where he shadowed the club’s Head Coach Brendan Rodgers and MLS Team, DC United, in 2022.  He was with Bundesliga Team FC Schalke 04 in 2022 and had the opportunity to coach FC Schalke 04's youth teams. Michael also had the unique opportunity to learn directly from Bundesliga Teams FC Bayern Munich, FC Köln, and Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2022.

Michael trains professional and national team players from around the globe, including U.S. National Team Players, Philippines National Team Players & Canada National Team Players.

He also served as a D1 College Coach at Iona College in New York and was the Head Coach of FSA Pro in the United Premier Soccer League where he helped take the club to win their first ever championship in the UPSL. He also directed several other soccer academies in New York.

Aside from professional players, Michael's clientele roster includes celebrities like Hilary Duff, former NBA Player Al Harrington, and Ziggy Marley to name a few.

Michael also trains academy youth players and beginners, ranging from youth to adults.

 

He has worked with the lead actress “Whitney” from HBO Max & Time Warner Brother’s show "The Sex Lives of College Girls" produced by Award Winning Producer & Actress Mindy Kaling, where he prepared "Whitney" as the lead soccer player.

Soccer Camps & Consulting

In addition to private soccer coaching, Michael hosts soccer camps and programs across Southern California throughout the year. View Coach Michael's Camps here.

 

He also consults for soccer clubs, teams, and organizations looking to improve their strategy, structure, and teams.