Within the first six months of bringing PlayMaker Training to Western New York, I have had the pleasure of training over 100 youth soccer players. My primary focus and philosophy is to make as large of an IMPACT as I can in each of my players development. I have had local club coaching opportunities that I have frankly turned down due to the IMPACT I would be making. Local clubs put restrictions on coaches regarding how much of an IMPACT they can make. At these clubs, I would have been given one or two teams which would equal me being in contact with anywhere from 10 to 30 players over the course of an entire year. Coming from a rich youth soccer atmosphere in southeastern Michigan, I can see that youth soccer in Western New York is behind, and coaching 10-30 kids for an entire year won't help me in impacting the youth soccer culture in Buffalo. Like I said before, I have already trained over 100 players in the area through PlayMaker Training and having ZERO club affiliation allows me to work with players/teams from all over the Western New York area. #PlayMaker
I consider myself a soccer teacher. Not a soccer coach. Many coaches will tell a player what to do, when to do it, and where to do it. My focus is to give each of my players the WHY.