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Good Lad Soccer Testimonials

Mike G.

"This guy is a PHENOMENAL coach. There is something about Gavin's approach, style and technique that really wowed us - and inspired our son - from the first practice we went to. He took a bunch of boys with varying skills and got them to play like a team FAST. He gets them to work hard - he's quick with praise and criticism, and always finishes practice on a positive note that makes our son want to get right back out there. In fact, we've recommended Gavin to other parents who were looking for extra training, and we're doing a camp with him this December. We would pretty much do any camp he offered. The guy's that good."

Natalie C.

Sonnie k.

"When I tell you Coach Gavin Carlin planted and instilled a beast on the field in my little man; that would be an understatement. Gavin is MORE than a Coach. He coaches the WHOLE child! My son carries and applies what was instilled in him by Coach Gavin to this day! I will forever be grateful and will always go to Coach Gavin for training sessions, advice, and structure on the field."

"Gavin is the most understanding, responsible, fun-loving and athletic coach my kids have ever had. All his trainees and parents LOVE him as a coach and a person."


Helen P. 

Awesome experience with all the coaches! Very positive environment for kids to gain confidence and have fun! One week of camp wasn't enough for my girls, they asked to go back for week #2! Thank you to all coaches for a wonderful summer camp! 

Stephanie D. 

"If you’re looking for private soccer lessons, I highly recommend Coach Gavin Carlin. For the past three months, he has worked with my son. In this short amount of time, my son has tremendously improved in his soccer skills and his confidence, assuming a new role as team captain. Coach Gavin is a positive role model who leads by example and continues to push children to succeed and not give up."

Eileen F.

"Our sons, and many of their friends, have enjoyed the additional opportunity to goalkeeper train with Gavin. He has become a role model for the boys. Our experience has been enhanced by Gavin's dedication to the kids."

Claire H.

"If anyone has ever thought about private lessons for soccer in our area, Coach Gavin Carlin is killer! He's a graduate of JU who played on their soccer team, originally from Ireland and offers amazing instruction with positive reinforcement! Never seen my son quieter in his whole life!"

Anna F. 

"Coach Gavin has been nothing short of spectacular. He has a unique ability to develop young players by providing skilled instruction, demanding excellence, and providing loads of encouragement. The boys love to work hard for their coach, and for each other. In just a few shorts months every child has shown significant improvement in their skill level, knowledge of the game, sportsmanship, work ethic, and fitness level. Gavin has earned the respect and admiration of every child on that team, as well as every parent on the sideline, never an easy task. He is, by far, the most talented coach that either of our children have ever had an opportunity to work with."

Brantlee B.

"Gavin is everything you and your child want in a coach.  As a parent, I appreciate that Gavin’s standard for his players is excellence and nothing less.  He sets the bar high and does not compromise.  My son loves that Gavin is fun.  In fact, after about a week of working with Gavin, my son came home and said, “You know, Coach Gavin is really tough, but he’s so much fun!”  I can’t think of a better combination for a coach.  Since working with Coach Gavin, my son’s soccer skills have refined, his understanding of the game has matured, and his overall confidence on the field has blossomed.  Gavin will provide your child with a soccer experience like no other and as a parent you can be confident you will receive an excellent return on your investment."


Elaine P.

"Gavin is a terrific coach. He is patient but with high expectations. He senses when the players need the routine changed up and plays himself to give the players a challenge. I highly recommend participating when Gavin is coaching."