Mental Training for Soccer

mental training for soccer

Mental Training for Soccer is devoted to helping soccer players and coaches reach their potential. It will also teach players to enjoy the game more. I want to help players use their passion for the beautiful game.

I played soccer in college and a half step beyond for a very short time. I have been a soccer coach for 35 years. I’ve taught soccer coaching classes in college and coached at every youth level from U-7 to U-19 both boys and girls at the club level. I am a high school coach too. I’ve had courses from USSF, NSCAA and others. I am always learning. I worked for Bobby Howe former USSF Coaching Education Director for five years as a coach. I love coaching the game. I have friends in soccer from around the world. Some are in the Hall of Fame as coaches, others played the game at the highest levels. We talk soccer, watch games together all of the time. So it should be no surprise that the psychology of soccer is an area I have focused on for years. I’ve worked with professionals, college and youth players on the mental game.

My approach as always is on both the cognitive and emotional level, it revolves around what you say to yourself while playing soccer. It’s a solid approach. I augment cognitive behavioral therapy with other protocols. My focus is often on increasing self awareness through emotional intelligence and helping players understand their unconscious mind and the role it plays in success or failure on the pitch. If you really want to play the game at the next level then you must work on your mental toughness. It is a skill and I can show you how.

The Competitive Player 

DeAndre Yedlin & Mike Margolies mental training for soccer

Mike and client DeAndre Yedlin of Sounders U23

This is an intense program with focus on emotional intelligence. Often the spotlight is on stress management and/ or confidence building. At SPC we will cover all aspects of sport psychology for soccer performance so the player learns to control mind and body. SPC has a program for all levels of competitive soccer. Youth / High School, College, and Professional.

Psychology of Coaching Soccer

I have taught this workshop since the early 80’s at several Universities and out in the community. This is an intense workshop focusing in on coaching from psychological viewpoint. The course can be tailored to the needs of a club or association. Focus is on performance and youth development. Seminars on youth sports for parents and/or coaches by arrangement.

Mental Training for Soccer ProgramsMental game training for soccer

I have a wide range of individual and team programs. SKYPE sessions, office visits, at practice and competitions and workshops. I have worked with teams via SKYPE all over the country.

I work with the player(s) and their coach. I have always encouraged a team approach. I can help you play better. Here is what we call the value proposition in soccer.  Look at how much time you spend on private training, fitness and practice. I can help you with your performance Now. Please look at what it means to you to accelerate your learning curve and start playing better soccer today. 


Give me a call or send an email. First 20 minutes of consultation are on me. Phone: (425) 241-6539 email: [email protected]