Coach Delmar

Coach Delmar


How long have you been coaching for Coach Ken Soccer Academy?
3 months

Where were you born?
New York City, NY

At what age did you start playing soccer?
18

Did you play soccer for an organization? Explain.
I started playing soccer as a result of my year spent in England between high school and college. We played every day and my love for the game grew from that and I haven’t stopped playing since.

What is your educational background / educational goals?
I have a degree in BioInformatics and a professional degree as a Physician Assistant and I’m currently pursuing a MBA with a concentration in health care administration. 

Are you CPR/First Aid/AED certified?
Yes

What do you enjoy most about soccer?
The camaraderie 

What do you enjoy most about coaching soccer?
I enjoy engaging the kids and watching the expression on their face when they have a “aha” moment.

Are you bi/multilingual? If yes, what other languages are you fluent in?
No

Any special work experience, certifications, awards, hobbies, special interests, etc?
Other than soccer, I love to learn, and want to keep passing on my knowledge and experience to the younger generation 

Coach Erandi

Coach Erandi


How long have you been coaching for Coach Ken Soccer Academy?
2 months

Where were you born?
California

At what age did you start playing soccer?
6

Did you play soccer for an organization? Explain.
I started playing for AYSO , at age 11 I joined Juventus Club soccer

What is your educational background / educational goals?
I am currently a college student pursuing a degree in Social Work.

Are you CPR/First Aid/AED certified?
Yes

What do you enjoy most about soccer?
Practicing a move and being able to master It 

What do you enjoy most about coaching soccer?
Seeing kids go through same  thing you did and being able to give tips 

Are you bi/multilingual? If yes, what other languages are you fluent in?
Spanish

Coach Christian

Coach Christian


How long have you been coaching for Coach Ken Soccer Academy?
1 year

Where were you born?
Sao Paulo, Brazil

At what age did you start playing soccer?
3

Did you play soccer for an organization? Explain.
MVLA, Foothill College

What is your educational background / educational goals?
Los Altos High School
Learn how to be a better writer in order to paint a picture with words through music. 

Are you CPR/First Aid/AED certified?
No

What do you enjoy most about soccer?
Scoring and winning!

What do you enjoy most about coaching soccer?
Helping the youth develop motor skills in order to help them as an overall athlete and better soccer player. Joking around with the kids and making them laugh. 

Are you bi/multilingual? If yes, what other languages are you fluent in?
Spanish

Any special work experience, certifications, awards, hobbies, special interests, etc?
I like to make music, workout, dance, and play fifa.

Coach Izzy

Coach Izzy

How long have you been coaching for Coach Ken Soccer Academy?
8 months

Where were you born?
Dubai, Emirates

At what age did you start playing soccer?
17

Did you play soccer for an organization? Explain.
I played for De Anza College for a year.

What is your educational background / educational goals?
Transferred schools a lot.

Are you CPR/First Aid/AED certified?
No

What do you enjoy most about soccer?
Exploring it further and pass on the knowledge to the younger generations.

What do you enjoy most about coaching soccer?
Repetition 

Are you bi/multilingual? If yes, what other languages are you fluent in?
Russian, Tajik, Farsi, Uyghur, Uzbek

Coach Justin

Coach Justin

How long have you been coaching for Coach Ken Soccer Academy?
2 years

Where were you born?
Albuquerque, New Mexico

At what age did you start playing soccer?
3

Did you play soccer for an organization? Explain.
AYSO until 3rd grade. Club and high school teams through 12th grade. Various adult leagues since. I wish I could go back and play in college!

What is your educational background / educational goals?
I finished undergraduate and graduate school in Mechanical Engineering, and now also work in a mechanical engineering design firm.

Are you CPR/First Aid/AED certified?
No

What do you enjoy most about soccer?
How can I describe it?! The flow of the game, a good build up of team possession, a beautiful dribbling skill or defensive tackle or save, staunch coordinated defenses, an impossible shot. I love watching it and I love playing it.

What do you enjoy most about coaching soccer?
Joy isn’t complete until it’s shared! And all the kids and other coaches are so fun. They encourage me with all of their candidness, interests, and energy.

Are you bi/multilingual? If yes, what other languages are you fluent in?
I can speak Spanish pretty fluently in 1 to 1 conversations.

Any special work experience, certifications, awards, hobbies, special interests, etc?
Writing, reading

Coach Stef

Coach Stef


How long have you been coaching for Coach Ken Soccer Academy?
2 years

Where were you born?
Lima, Peru

At what age did you start playing soccer?
8

Did you play soccer for an organization? Explain.
I played for Milpitas X-Girls for 6 years and then I played for Juventus throughout the rest of high school.

What is your educational background / educational goals?
I am currently attending SJSU, and studying sociology. 

Are you CPR/First Aid/AED certified?
Yes

What do you enjoy most about soccer?
It’s an intense game that brings everyone together no matter the age or culture. 

What do you enjoy most about coaching soccer?
I enjoy getting to know the kids and having fun with them. I love getting to teach them new skills and seeing their process.

Are you bi/multilingual? If yes, what other languages are you fluent in?
Spanish

Any special work experience, certifications, awards, hobbies, special interests, etc?
I love dancing! 

Coach Moises

Coach Moises


How long have you been coaching for Coach Ken Soccer Academy?
2 years

Where were you born?
Palo Alto, CA

At what age did you start playing soccer?
5

Did you play soccer for an organization? Explain.
I played for a competitive league from the age of 10-17, I also played in varsity team for my high school.

What is your educational background / educational goals?
I am a high school graduate and still attending college online. 

Are you CPR/First Aid/AED certified?
Yes

What do you enjoy most about soccer?
The fact that I am able to give it my all, have a desire to get better and I can still have a lot of fun. 

What do you enjoy most about coaching soccer?
What I enjoy most about coaching is seeing the look on the players faces when they are able to succeed at something they have been working really hard for and how much fun they are able to have on the while on the pitch. 

Are you bi/multilingual? If yes, what other languages are you fluent in?
Spanish

Any special work experience, certifications, awards, hobbies, special interests, etc?
I’ve been coaching Soccer for 13 years now. It started as a fun way to work so that I can play for the competitive league but I quickly realized how much I enjoyed coaching and continued to do so. I enjoy playing soccer (of course), competitive volleyball and a wide variety of good music.

Coach Viviana

Coach Viviana


How long have you been coaching for Coach Ken Soccer Academy?
2.5 years

Where were you born?
San Francisco, CA

At what age did you start playing soccer?
5

Did you play soccer for an organization? Explain.
Yes. I played for AYSO, San Bruno Soccer Club, Mills High School, Canada College and Foothill College.

What is your educational background / educational goals?
I have an AA in Anthropology, AA in Social Science, am pursuing a Bachelor’s in Public Health and a Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Are you CPR/First Aid/AED certified?
Yes

What do you enjoy most about soccer?
The achievement of the flow state or being “in the zone.”

What do you enjoy most about coaching soccer?
What I enjoy most about coaching is being on the field with my team who share the common goal of improving skills individually and collectively while having fun and making memories.

Are you bi/multilingual? If yes, what other languages are you fluent in?
Spanish (conversational)

Coach Carlos

Coach Carlos


How long have you been coaching for Coach Ken Soccer Academy?
13 years

Where were you born?
San Jose, CA

At what age did you start playing soccer?
9

Did you play soccer for an organization? Explain.
Travelling club

What is your educational background / educational goals?
High school graduate

Are you CPR/First Aid/AED certified?
Yes

What do you enjoy most about soccer?
The mental part of playing soccer.

What do you enjoy most about coaching soccer?
The achievements of the kids and their growth

Are you bi/multilingual? If yes, what other languages are you fluent in?
Spanish

Any special work experience, certifications, awards, hobbies, special interests, etc?
The best part about working with coach Ken soccer is the kids!

Coach Ken Mburu

Coach Ken

How long have you been coaching for Coach Ken Soccer Academy? 11 years (6 years with KLS)

Where were you born? Kenya

At what age did you start playing soccer? 3

Did you play soccer for an organization? Explain. Yes, college at Egerton University, clubs.

What is your educational background / educational goals? Literature, linguistics, philosophy, writing, soccer coaching

Are you CPR/First Aid/AED certified? Yes

What do you enjoy most about soccer? Freedom. Creativity. Teamwork. Fitness.

What do you enjoy most about coaching soccer? Passing on the love of the game. Developing the whole person using soccer as the tool.

Are you bi/multilingual? If yes, what other languages are you fluent in? Swahili, Kikuyu.

Any special work experience, certifications, awards, hobbies, special interests, etc? Writing, reading