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 coaches teams & players at all levels including Professional, Semi-Pro, Division 1 College, Youth Development & Beginners – and has coaching experience with top professional teams from around the world, including Premier League's Leicester City FC, Bundesliga's FC Schalke 04, and MLS's DC United. Michael has directed several soccer academies & played professionally for the NY Cosmos.
Michael learns directly from top professional soccer clubs & coaches from 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 academy 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, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Armenia, & 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 Ziggy Marley (Bob Marley's son), Hilary Duff, & former NBA Player Al Harrington 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 training, Michael hosts soccer camps and programs across Southern California throughout the year. View Coach Michael's Camps here.
Michael consults for soccer clubs, teams, and organizations looking to improve their strategy, structure, and teams. Michael has transformed clubs and teams into leading organizations and winning teams through performance optimization & strategy implementation.