The Game and I
My father has been inspiring the soccer culture in me for as long as I can remember, and as luck would have it, even before then too… having no memory of attending the 1994 World Cup Final at the age of 1. My soccer career began at a tender age in my living room, with my father serving as both my mentor and my rival in our 1v1 living room soccer matches. From starting AYSO at 4, to joining club soccer at 7, and eventually rising all the way to professional ranks in Armenia, soccer has always been a huge part of my life.
Training and Coaching
My fascination for the sport, like many others, was nearly instantaneous, but my fascination for the art of training for the sport was not discovered until I was about 8 or 9 years of age. During that time, aside from already having my skills-oriented team practices, I would receive additional personal skills training from various well-respected trainers. By the time I was 13, I grew experienced enough to attempt running skills sessions on my own. Over the years, inspired by different trainers and coaches, I developed a comprehensive training system, which works the athlete's right and left foot symmetrically, within the sequence of the same exercise. I began training my first student more than a decade ago, and through word of mouth, my training spread all across the Los Angeles and San Diego areas and all the way to Armenia where I trained the Women's Armenian Premier League champions for four months during their preseason.
Today, my students range from very young beginners to current D1 student-athletes hoping to make it to the next big step in their soccer careers and in their lives.