TESTIMONIALS

Here’s what some of the parents, players and other coaches have to say about Stefano Salvatori’s coaching.

 

“When Stefano took over the coaching of our boy’s U12 Brisbane Premier League Football Team, they were only 10th on a ladder of 12 teams and struggling with confidence, skill and were not working well as a team.

After the first week’s training there was a distinct uplifting in motivation, discipline, confidence and technique throughout the team and this was the beginning of positive results through to the end of the season which resulted in the boys winning the Grand Final.

This was an achievement that we never dreamed would be possible earlier in the season. It is obvious that Stefano’s professional experience and ability to relate to and get the most out of the boys was a key factor in their outstanding results.” Greg, father of Kyah, 12

“Stefano is a great coach who treats all his players with fairness and can get the most out of them. He can work with a player in any position. Stefano taught me good techniques like where to shoot the ball in front of goals and receiving and passing the ball for my main position, centre forward. He worked and improved on my team`s confidence and talked tactics and game plans on a whiteboard, which as a kid, helped me and the team a lot.

He showed us all positions you need to be in when you receive and pass the ball, at corners and at kick offs. Stefano can be strict but is also kind at the right times and we had many laughs with him.

As well as this, Stefano helped us to come from almost last on the ladder to winning the grand final in U12 BPL!!! I am soooo glad that we won the soccer grand final. We couldn’t have ever hoped to have won without such a great coach!” Kyah, 13

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“Stefano’s coaching made a BIG impact on Hudson. From what I could see from the sidelines, Stefano was extremely dedicated to the boys, and his coaching had a way of drawing the best from the boys both collectively and individually.
It was clear they loved and respected him not only for his extensive soccer skills and knowledge, but also for the ongoing encouragement and personality he brings to the table! He really connects with the boys….lovely to watch.” Nicky, mother of Hudson, 12

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“We have been very impressed with Stefano’s coaching. He has the rare knack of bringing out the best in each and every boy. I think it’s partly his innate kindness and his vast experience, but it’s more than that…

He knows what skills need to be worked on, creates drills to teach the skills, and then when the skills have become second nature, he lets the boys play with their hearts! This leads to confident playing, which leads to victory! Four of our children have played soccer and we have seen a lot of coaches in action over the years. Stefano is a master at gaining trust and commitment and he makes it look easy! Our son has gone from strength to strength in every way this year – physically, socially, mentally and emotionally.

Thank you Stefano for giving our son a special gift – the knowledge that he was part of an underdog team that won the Grand Final! We will never forget it, and he will never forget you.” Linda and David, parents of Charlie, 12

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“Stefano’s coaching process helps convert training into a larger, more comprehensive, more sustainable learning process. Whether at training or on game day, the players give 100% – not for themselves, their parents, grandparents or friends, but for Stefano.

Stefano’s style of coaching provides clarity in applying the training content, removes self-imposed limitations, and leverages the players’ strengths.
Stefano is devoted to helping soccer players and coaches reach their potential; he also teaches players to enjoy the game more.” Bev and Jake, parents of Kyle, 13

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“Thanks again for a fantastic year developing our very special group of boys, who with Stefano’s complete professionalism and understanding of their individual personalities at this age brought the best out of them all. When Stefano arrived they were all lacking confidence in their own individual abilities and started to question if they could win a game in this division. Stefano came on-board and brought that confidence flooding back with his coaching techniques, positive attitude and his love for the game.

Nicholas loved attending training and he would always make sure he was there at least ½ hour early which identifies to me he wanted to be around Stefano to learn and strife towards what Stefano has achieved in his own footballing adventures. It was not only Nicholas who loved Stefano as a friend and a leader of his team. All the boys looked up to him in this way. The one on one attention Stefano gave to the boys before and after the games shows he had there whole focus at heart. He nurtured all of them with his own wonderful personality.” Jason and Nicole, parents of Nicholas, 12

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“Stefano is a confident and patient coach and had great faith in our team. It was awesome how he motivated our team from 11th place to win the grand final.

Stefano taught me to be strong on the ball and not be scared of anyone or anything. Most importantly he taught me that anyone can win.

And now I have just been selected to play for the National Premier League team for Moreton Bay United. Thank you Stefano for giving me an excellent foundation.” Oli, 13

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“We came from almost the bottom of the ladder to win the Grand Final. Stefano had faith in us and because of his support he got the best out of us all. He made me believe in myself.” Ben, 13