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11/8/16

To all coaches and staff involved at calm soccer Wednesday 3rd August,
Thanks for a great day of coaching. My son Jamie Thurston really enjoyed his day and said he learned a lot, especially focusing of his shot power. He was a bit apprehensive when he arrived as he knew no one taking part. He was very enthusiastic about the whole day when we picked him up, wanting to do further sessions, unfortunately we had made plans for the rest of the week.
Dan Thurston


16/8/16

Hello Steve 

The 3 boys really enjoyed the summer camp so thanks to you all for such a great event. Tom and Alex were both at training  last night , I'm

Just enquiring about our ither little one,  I know there is no team for 5 year olds but can they train on a Monday? If so what is the cost for the season? I never know who is best to email enquiries. 

Thanks again 

Abi Lee (yes 5 year olds are welcome and we will soon be offering Sat sessions to 3 upwards)

Name: Jackie Mathieson








 
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Comment: My son had a fantastic week at the Spanish Soccer School. Excellently run, very organised, I am extremely happy. He would have done for whole holidays if he could. many thanks


Name: Andreas Coumbaros
 
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Country:  Date: 7 Aug 2016 07:31:10 GMT

Comment: To all the coaches, Thank you all for providing a world class experience for my daughter. Natasha has improved and shows me all her new ball skills which makes me very happy to see the confidence growing inside of her. You guys are the best. Regards Andreas


9/8/16 Hi Steve,

Please can you put Christopher and Adam down for classes in the October half term.

Also please can you send me the training days at Aquinas College.

Many thanks

Anya
Btw the boys had a great time during the holidays they wanted to stay rather than go on holiday!! Lol


Name: Angie Fuller
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Country:  Date: 7 Aug 2016 07:32:37 GMT

Comment: Hi Steve Thanks for your email & for a fantastic week that my boys attended - they loved it& learnt loads from it ! We'd definitely like to reserve a place for Logan & Tristan for your 3 day October soccer school. Once again a huge massive thanks to you , Gino , Wayne , Alex, Dan , Callum & all the other mentors & coaches for your amazing coaching :-) Look forward to your reply Kindest regards Angie


Name: Sarah NicholsonEmail: 
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Comment: Hi Steve What a fantastic week Stanley has had with you all. I would def like to put Stanleys name down for the Oct sessions if possible? With regards to the free CS City voucher i have spoken with Wayne and he has mentioned about bringing Stanley on Monday, please let me know if this is possible or if you require more notice etc. Once again thanks for running this week like I've said no pun intended Stanley has had a ball, learnt lots, come on leaps and bounds from what i hear, made new friends and more importantly enjoyed it. Regards


2015

Heath has been a part of the CS set up for a couple of years now and has really come on in terms of his concentration, skill, strength and passing. This is down to the coaching ethos set out by CalmSoccer, Steve and all of the coaching staff there. His transition from Marple Athletic to CS City was relatively seamless and he really enjoys his time there. One gripe - never enough Freddos to go round...
Calvin Stewart 5 Aug 2015 10:26:44 GMT

Marcus spent 18 months at another club, and just messed about on the pitch. 5 months with Steve, and what a difference! He is concentrating, listening, he skills are really begining to show in matches. The U9 team were brand new in September, they are have really gelled, are very comfortable on the pitch. It is fab to watch the team talk- Steve is so calm and encouraging, and the children work so hard to please him.! Marcus has insisted on joining the Tuesday afternoon training at St Peters. Sam Panjeta 1 Mar 2015 21:11:07 GMT


2014

Thank you Steve for all your hard work and dedication during the past 18 months, Liam loves the training on Mondays at Stockport Academy and is enjoying the games up at Cedar mount on Saturday mornings where Ian carries on with the calm soccer ethos. The development in not only Liam as a player but all the u8s as a team has been phenomenal, the sessions are both fun and challenging with all players knowing what to work on and how to improve. Thanks once again, Kevin Slack 10 Feb 2015 20:46:53 GMT


Our son joined Apollo in September training with Steve every Monday.. Fionan cannot wait for Mondays and thoroughly enjoys the sessions and the matches. Steve's coaching style is great, there is no blame game and everyone gets a fair chance to play.. Steve and Ian are dedicated and continually aim to develop the children, their progression and skills. Peter Burke 16 Feb 2015 16:36:38 GMT


Steve has been a revelation this season and has shown how keeping calm on the ball and thinking about the game in a different way progresses every player he has coached. His dedication and commitment to upgrading every players standard has been remarkable and our recent performances have been a case in point. When Steve started the sessions we had around 5 players showing up, now we are 20 strong week in week out and it is a testament to Steve's level of coaching. Josh Stafford Poynton U21s 2 Apr 2014 11:30:54 GMT


Steve has an excellent, calm, encouraging approach to coaching. His philosophy of keeping calm on the ball and maintaining composure has raised performance levels on both an individual and collective basis at Poynton FC. Sessions are progressive, varied and high tempo whilst Steve offers astute insight with a very affable nature. Matt Wilkinson 2 Apr 2014 10:12:29 GMT


Steve has been coaching us this season and with his tactics and enthusiasm let alone training sessions we are close to winning the league! Highly recommend his services! Cheers Steve Ash Streetley  2 Apr 2014 08:54:31 GMT


Steve has been running training sessions and pre match warm ups for the last 16 weeks. The training session started at the very basics of passing the ball and thinking about the correct pass. (This may seem simple) but the way Steve used progression every week was brilliant. Our team Poynton FC have great numbers at training every week and are doing really well in the league. Dudley Poynton U21s  20 Apr 2014 09:06:47 GMT


My son Thoroughly the training Calmsoccer school and the wet weather didn't perturb them. I was impressed with the certificate the boys received at the end which detailed which skills they had worked on and passed. Very reasonably priced and would recommend. Clare Bradshaw re Buxton Soccer School 22 Mar 2014 14:26:07 GMT


We went along to the fair footy session yesterday at the IIC event in Manchester. As always my son had a great time playing football. Steve is great at getting the kids involved, ensuring everyone had plenty of opportunities in the games and includes the siblings where they can. It is a great inclusive opportunity for kids with CP and the smiles on the kids faces show how good the events are. Thanks Helen Richards 16 Feb 2014 16:58:51 GMT


Steve has been coaching a combination of our under 18s and Youth Team for some eight weeks now. His sessions are both Stimulating and motivating.The players have improved their ability to control the ball under pressure and pass the ball at the right moment. He coaches in a very professional ,calm manner and gets his message across as a consequence. Numbers have increased week on week and I'm certain the players are enjoying every session.I would recommend Steve to any manager looking to improve their side. Thanks Steve Mark Warburton Manager - Poynton F.C 2 Feb 2014 17:16:28 GMT


Steve's only been coaching the lads a short time and already you can see the results. The lads are keeping possession a lot better not just as a team but also individually as well. But like Steve said though it's a long term plan and there will be ups and downs. In fact the other week we recorded our best win of the season 5-0....But it was the performance that was most impressive... Neil Robinson Apollo Jnrs 20 Jan 2014 22:27:34 GMT


Steve has only been training our Apollo U13s for a short period of time but the results have been amazing. His friendly but authoritative style commands respect and means that he gets his message across to all the lads in the team. The sessions have led to the team being more structured in games and the lads ability to keep the ball and play without fear has improved immensely. He has the ability to instil confidence in players of varying ability within the team. Garry Linney 18 Jan 2014 09:13:03 GMT

20/04/14 Steve has been a revelation this season and has shown how keeping calm on the ball and thinking about the game in a different way progresses every player he has coached. His dedication and commitment to upgrading every players standard has been remarkable and our recent performances have been a case in point. When Steve started the sessions we had around 5 players showing up, now we are 20 strong week in week out and it is a testament to Steve's level of coaching. Josh Stafford Poynton U21's



20/1/14 Steve's only been coaching the lads a short time and already you can see the results. The lads are keeping possession a lot better not just as a team but also individually as well. But like Steve said though it's a long term plan and there will be ups and downs. In fact the other week we recorded our best win of the season 5-0....But it was the performance that was most impressive... Neil Robinson Apollo Jnrs



18/1/14 Steve has only been training our Apollo U13's for a short period of time but the results have been amazing. His friendly but authoritative style commands respect and means that he gets his message across to all the lads in the team. The sessions have led to the team being more structured in games and the lads ability to keep the ball and play without fear has improved immensely. He has the ability to instil confidence in players of varying ability within the team. Garry Linney Apollo U13's


2013

29/12/13 Hi Steve, I have heard many positive things about your training style and methods from friends who have lads in the Marple U10s team.  As such, I would like to enquire about identifying an opportunity to see if we can get you over to Buxton one evening in the week to do some age specific training to raise our boys confidence and skill levels with the ball? My fellow coaches and I are all level 1 FA qualified, but are always looking to find innovative ways to get the lads to progress. Working with a coach of your experience and proven ability could readily enhance what we are trying to do. I look forward to hearing from you when you have some time to respond Steve. Best wishes Dr. Adrian Gill, Buxton Juniors FC 



Date 17 Dec 2013 11:29:46 GMT Marple Athletic JFC U9's - Steve's extra session has been working brilliantly with our under 9's. The contrast in behaviour when we take the sessions has to be seen to be believed. But, not only is our kids behaviour improved in Steve's sessions, their football skills and decision making has also massively improved, (many of our parents have also commented on how well the boys are playing). This improvement is now being reflected in our results; Marvellous! Thanks Steve Gino Belli MAJFC Managers.

 

5 Jan 2014 23:04:58 GMT Steve has been coaching the keenest players from Marple Athletic for over a year and the improvement in both the team and individual performances is clear to see. He demands high standards in training and gets it without question. If you are prepared to put your trust in his methods you will be rewarded, his sessions are varied to keep the players interested and if they pay attention there will be a great improvement in their performances. Steve Knowles



Re summer sessions Woodford (U13-16) - May 2012....''Hi Steve, firstly can i thank you for the sessions you are putting on at Woodford on Thursday's. George has been telling me how much he is enjoying going. He thinks you are an excellent coach and he has worked with quite a few''...Best Regards G.Blackwell

Re Marple U9's sessions - Vinny's dad - ''Great session tonight - I think the boy are really improving. Good fun too!''...Manager Chris Norburn...''Just to back up Gino's email - the Thursday sessions have proved without doubt a success. As stated - by results, performances and attitude being shown by the boys. Would recommend Steve to any Junior football set up.'' MAJFC coaching team.

2006

My son was lucky enough to have Steve as his coach at Macclesfield Town while he was in the under 16 squad. Steve's attention to detail is second to none. All the coaching sessions were varied, boredom and repetition were never issues and all the lads improved their techniques and overall play under his guidance. Steve doesn't use vocal aggression or bullying to achieve success, he talks to his players in a calm measured way that allows them to understand and take on board his instructions....(see rest of comment on Club Success page). Clive Rothel

 

 

 

 

 



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Country: STOCKPORT   Date: 28 Oct 2016 09:52:08 GMT

Comment: Our two sons have recently been attending training sessions on Monday and Thursday evenings And we wanted them to take part in the holiday club we have seen a remarkable change in both their enthusiasm and confidence and they are learning numerous skills and techniques. Both the boys are thoroughly engadged and enjoying every aspect of the training and thriving with the encouragement of the professional coaching staff