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Testimonials

Parents and students from the Academy:

"The best training sessions available for development. They combine footwork, muscle conditioning, vision and awareness to develop high level players that are both smart and fit. I owe most of my soccer accomplishments to their preparation..."

M. Morales, GU15

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"My daughter enjoyed AYSO but there was no reliable outlet to consistently develop her skills. After training with Mele and Kelly this year she's emerged as an advanced player for her age. They taught her everything she needs to move up in competition..."

R. Quigley, Palisades

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"Professional soccer players who not only teach your children the skills and strategies needed to become effective soccer players, but more importantly instill their own joy, enthusiasm and dedication to soccer into their coaching, and make it contagious..."

L. Evers, Palisades

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"Mele and Kelly are wonderful coaches who have crafted a unique way to improve the game of kids at any skill level or age. They take each individual player, sort through that player’s game and craft drills that help the player improve..."

E. Dunsky, College

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"Mele and Kelly are extraordinary! Their combined years of high level soccer make them the perfect coaching team. They are patient, understanding and professional. My daughter loves them and would join any team or camp they were coaching..."

Lisa M.

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"Sacha has been working with Mele for a year. Sacha is always psyched for his sessions with Mele. Aside from having fun, he has really improved as a soccer player and as an athlete. He’s been seeing results as a club player and has emerged a real leader on his team."

P. Frankfurt, Santa Monica

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"In only a few lessons, Mele and Kelly have greatly improved my skills and knowledge of soccer. Their instruction is easy to follow and I was able to put what I learned into game play situations. I now put more effort into what I do, and feel more confident on the field..."

M. Stearns, GU13

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"Mele and Kelly are a gift! Professional soccer players who not only teach your children the skills and strategies needed to become effective soccer players, but more importantly instill their own joy, enthusiasm and dedication to soccer, and make it contagious."

L. Zimble, Venice

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"Kelly and Mele worked with my son and have been the most incredibly supportive coaches. They came to his games to study what facets of his game they could maximize. They are equally skilled at developing athleticism and skill. Results are produced..."

W. McNeel, Santa Monica

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"Mele and Kelly are fantastic coaches, who not only teach the children skills about soccer, but help them be better thinkers, athletes, and lovers of the game. I have two sons who have flourished in soccer with the help of Mele and Kelly’s wonderful clinics.."

S. Budd, Santa Monica

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"My goal is to turn out like Ronaldo. After a couple sessions with them it was like they were with me for years! I've gotten 99% better of what I was in the beginning and I've made 2 more friends, Mele and Kelly..."

G. Glick, BU10, AYSO

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"As with all great teachers, Mele and Kelly are able to motivate, educate and excite these kids in a unique way. They are equally effective with elite players as well as beginners. Mostly, they are great role models."

S. Levi, Santa Monica

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"Mele and Kelly are excellent soccer coaches. My son,10, has trained with them for a year and has enjoyed the experience while consistently improving as a player. I would recommend Mele and Kelly for players of all ages..."

Lara L., Westchester

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"Mele and Kelly are the exception when it comes to soccer coaching – they have a passion for soccer and pass it along to players in a highly superior manner that addressees each player’s mental, physical, tactical, and personal development..."

Janette F.

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"My son showed talent in soccer at an early age. The coaches who taught him were okay, but to really develop his abilities, he needed more personalized training to challenge and elevate his game. Mele and Kelly were the perfect answer..."

G. Toubes, Westchester

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"Kelly and Mele have an amazing technical knowledge about soccer. Combined with their passion for the game makes them an unbelievable resource. They have made my daughter an incredibly confident soccer player..."

T. Stokdyk, Palisades

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"Mele and Kelly are patient, creative and skilled coaches who also have an amazing understanding of how to interact with kids. They are genuine, open and we see the kids respond. Not only our kids, but the others we see at the classes as well."

C. Goetz

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"Mele and Kelly have taken my son’s soccer skills from good to great – all with a big smile on his face. The clinics are fun and fast with other kids and the one on ones are focused and effective. I love these two!"

M. Zar

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