One to One Football Coaching Near Me

Football Skills

At we know that private, one-to-one coaching is the ideal way to perfect your technical skills and ability and improve your overall game. gives you the opportunity to keep fit and improve your footballing technique by teaching you the way using our unique How, When, Where and understanding of Why programme. Learn it slowly, play it fast and dazzle your teammates. Suitable for adults and children, our one-to-one coaching sessions are tailored to the needs and learning style of each individual player so, by using our unique 20-point multi-disciplined coaching and tutoring programme, we will create a personal development plan for you.

Develop your:

Speed Strength Confidence, RPO, Skill Challenges. Finishing Fitness Overall technical ability train under pressure in a 1 on 1 training goal setting environmentPersonal development plan 1st touch Rebounder Benches – Wall Work, Ball Mastery Skills, 1 to 1 Position Specific Work- example Defender, Midfielder, Striker, Winger

All our coaches are DBS checked, for added peace of mind, and all are qualified in First Aid. Locations, times and dates can be tailored to suit individual needs.  Currently available in Tyne & Wear.

The most common question people ask is – 1-2-1 coaching near me? For more information regards our one to one sessions, please contact us at Players have travelled from the below areas to join our 1 to 1 coaching lessons in Gateshead.

1-2-1 training packages are very popular for that perfect birthday present or Christmas gift. See below the latest package offers!

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
Chester Le Street


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one on one FAQs

Q.  Why do I need a 1 to 1 football personal soccer training coach and why us?

  1.  To enable you to benefit from individual, professional coaching which will take your game to new levels. With over 25 years coaching and playing experience and the ability to work with players of all ages and abilities.

Q.  How can I get the best out of my sessions?

A.  By turning up on time and by communicating with your coach. Before you attend your first session you will be either asked to describe your game to the coach or have been assessed by him/her. This means that your personal plan is in place right from the start. We want the player to build confidence so they can take what they learn in the 1-1 sessions into the game.

Q.  What happens if I cannot attend my session?

  1.  It is important to arrive on time for your scheduled sessions. If you are unable to attend for any reason you must give your coach at least 24 hours notice. If you cancel your session less than 24 hours before it is due to start will, the full session fee will still need to be paid.
  2.  You should arrive in clothing that is suitable for the weather and for football training.
  3.  Teaching styles vary by coach and are adjusted to suit the needs of each individual, so you will be taught in a style that is best suited to you.
  4.  Training takes place in a location and at a time to suit you. When setting up the session consult with your trainer to organise the best place to hold the session.  Currently operating our one-to-one sessions in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
  5.  Of course! Parents are encouraged to stay and watch their children’s training session. However, we ask that you do not interrupt the session and that any questions you may have are directed to the coach at the end of the training session.
  6.  Every coach is skilled in all aspects of the game. However, it is advisable to let us know individual needs at time of booking the training sessions. This will enable us to ensure the coach we assign to you is the best fit for your needs and training requirements.

Q.  What should I bring to my 1-1coaching session?

  • Football shirt or t-shirt, shorts or tracksuit bottoms, socks.
  • Shin pads, football boots and training shoes suitable for astro turf or grass.
  • It is also advisable to bring a drink.
  • Any medication required (to be administered by parent/carer if under 18yrs).
  • Sunscreen if required.


£40 Per Hour. Booked in 3-hour blocks. Total £120.

Ex Professional Footballer. UEFA B Coaching Team

Areas Covered

Position Specific Master Class with Game Scenarios

Ball Mastery Skills

1 Year FREE access to the online S20 ball mastery platform. Worth £147

Rewards Programme

Access to the Brilliant Rebounder Benches Master Class.

Specific Individual Development Plan

Online player card to download, print and share progress


£35 per 50 minutes. Booked in 3 blocks. Total £105

Ex Professional Footballer. UEFA B Coaching Team

Areas Covered

Position Specific Master Class with Game Scenarios

Ball Mastery Skills

Access to the Brilliant Rebounder Benches Master Class

Online player card to download, print and share progress


£30 Per 40 minutes. Booked in 3 blocks. Total £90

Ex Professional Footballer. UEFA B Coaching Team

Areas Covered

Position Specific Master Class with Game Scenarios

Ball Mastery Skills

Access to the Brilliant Rebounder Benches Master Class

Feedback, don’t just take our word…

A parent of an 11-year-old grassroots boys club player.

“In just a few sessions of one to one football training coaching, Luca has learned so much and developed new techniques that he could take away and put into practise during games.  We didn’t expect him to develop his skills and thought process so quickly . Not only have the these sessions brought him on massively , they have also improved his confidence and most of all he really enjoys them which is key to us as parents and to him.  The Soccer20 Team has kept us informed all the way through Luca’s progress and had a genuine desire to learn about the player and the Soccer20skills team tailors the sessions to fit their needs . We hope to continue with these session and look forward to seeing Luca develop even more”

A parent of a 9-year-old grassroots boys club player

Thanks to Soccer 20 after 6 weeks of 1 to 1 sessions, my son’s confidence has excelled in every aspect of the game. Making him from a hesitant, shy player to now bursting with energy, he looks like a different player in matches. His confidence is shining through not just in matches but in school and when having a kick about with his friends when playing out.

Hi, I just wanted to drop you a message to let you know how much Aaron loves the soccer20 sessions and all of the coaches.
He started at the beginning of last year and has made such progress even with the tough year we’ve had. He has just started football one to one coaching sessions as he enjoys it so much and is always beaming afterwards and can’t wait for the next one.
We can’t thank you enough for being so professional, encouraging and fun. He is learning so much and we can’t wait to see how much he will continue to progress. 
We would highly recommend both the sessions and the 121 football training sessions.
Thank you from us all

The individual one-to-one coaching offered by the Soccer20 team is first-class.  In just three sessions I’ve seen my son (aged 8) quickly improve his understanding of different ball control techniques, skills and passing. His confidence on the ball in match situations has increased significantly too.  The sessions are tailored to the individual player’s needs and are age-specific.  Most importantly, they are brilliant fun!  The Soccer20 coaches challenge, support and really encourage the player and it is clearly a significant amount of pre-planning that goes into each session to really pinpoint the player’s specific areas for development. 
If your child is looking to take their game to the next level I strongly recommended the one-to-one coaching offered by the Soccer20 team.

Private 1-2-1 football training offers a fully focused learning, technical environment. The coach can focus solely on the individual needs rather than a squad of players. One to One football coaching prices can be found here-

Newcastle United Academy Player
Barnsley Academy Player
Benchmark. The brilliant rebounder basics bench to focus on position-specific challenges
Hibernian Academy Player
Sunderland Academy Player
The Brilliant Rebounder Benches

Benefits of using football rebounders.

As our bespoke rebounders have become popular over the last few years, overtaking traditional wall work, at soccer20skills. We have been using these since 2015. The tailored solo training drills the team provide, all players with online access ensures the player gets the best results possible. The bespoke rebounders are custom made and are currently used by grassroots players, academy and professional players at clubs, ex-players, and coaches. In addition, specific sessions have become very popular in aiding the player with a greater understanding of their position and adding online video analysis. Created by S20 a lot of emphases is on first reactions in RPO (receive, pass, offer) philosophy. Players are challenged in high-intensity situations where the speed of their decision making is stretched. The 1-1 sessions are at a high level of repetition based environment.

Newcastle United Academy

Motivate and encourage correct technique in a positive way

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More testimonials from parents-

Player aged 15.

My son signed up for the Gold package with S20 this summer, looking for some focused coaching and feedback based on his preferred position.  After his first 4 sessions he has absolutely loved the experience and in particular the detailed feedback and advice he has been given by the excellent S20 coaches. The sessions are meticulously prepared and always include varied drills, building on his fundamentals each week and giving him new challenges and techniques to think about between sessions. The S20 coaches are incredibly welcoming and enthusiastic, building a great relationship with him and allowing him to express himself in a safe environment. Their qualified expertise and experience in the game have meant they have been able to identify areas for improvement in both mental and practical aspects of the game. My son is an attacking player, so the sessions have been designed around the key skills he needs to improve and become better when he plays games. Most importantly, my son has had loads of fun and really looks forward to his session each week. He feels like he has improved as a player already and has enjoyed the S20 coaches’ focus on his game and the encouragement that they have given him.  I would highly recommend S20 to parents of any young player who wants some feedback on their game and who wants to improve, irrespective of their level of ability.

Player aged 9

My son gains confidence every time he attends one of these sessions with Soccer20skills. He looks forward to it every week and always walks away with a big smile on his face. I can see the difference his sessions are making every time he gets back on the pitch, keep up the good work!

8 simple secrets to what it takes to become a top striker

This is a guide on how you can become a top striker. As a striker, you will arguably have the most responsibility on your team. Here you can learn how to ease the pressure off you and find out how to score as many goals as possible in this short guide.

As a striker, you have got to be capable of many different techniques to reach the very top level. Here are my best tips to how you can become the top striker you want to be.

  1. Your touch

Even the best players in the world work on their touch day in day out. This is essential if you want to pursue the job of a striker. To have a ‘good touch’ you must be able to control the ball quickly.

To improve this simple but effective skill you could find a wall and practise kicking the ball off the wall with one foot and controlling it with the other. It is important that you use both feet because in a competitive game you will have to be comfortable using both of your feet to control the ball. To start off, kick the ball softly off the wall. As you get better increase the power of your pass to test your ability. I assure you if you practise this every day your touch will improve massively.

  1. Shooting

Shooting is the absolute key for a striker. As a striker, this is the number one skill you will have to have if you want to be a successful striker. If you don’t shoot you don’t score.

When shooting, you must have your body over the ball. If you lean back, the ball will fly over the bar into the sky. It’s all good hitting screamers into the top corners of the ball but we are honest you are more likely to beat the keeper from a low, powerful shot.

To practice this essential skill, you should find a goal. Stand about 20 yards away from the goal and practice striking the ball with power aiming for the bottom corners. As you get better dribble with the ball and follow up with a good low, powerful strike. Also, ask one of your friends to go in goal and use him as a goalkeeper. This will make it more like a real game.

  1. Comfortable on the ball (hold up play)

As a striker, being comfortable on the ball will determine of you can play at the very top. If you are comfortable on the ball this means you will rarely lose possession for your team and you can also ease the pressure off the rest of the team if you can keep the ball comfortably.

Hold up play means you will come short for the ball dragging the defenders out of position. This will hopefully create space behind. This will most likely trigger your teammates to explore the space and run into it. This will hopefully create a goal-scoring opportunity. A team that enforces this is Chelsea. If you watch their team, Diego Costa (Striker) will come short and receive the ball to his feet. This always creates space behind the defence for players like Eden Hazard (Wide Midfielder) to exploit. As you hold the ball up top, you must have good support upfront with you to perfect this sort of move.

A good tip is to always be in front of the defender so he doesn’t nip the ball off you. You also have got to be aware of your surroundings, make sure you know who is around you whether it’s a defender or a teammate.

  1. Heading

Heading is also an important skill if you want to be a good striker. All of the best strikers can score with their head. You are likely to get a couple of good crosses from your wide midfielders in a competitive game and if you cannot head there are some golden opportunities wasted.

You can practise this by getting three friends together. You should find a goal and set up this drill. One person should occupy the job of the goalkeeper and the other as the ‘thrower’. The thrower will stand next to the goal and they will throw you the ball head height and you will have to head the ball past the goalkeeper. Once you have got good at this, the thrower will turn into the crosser. They will cross a ball into your head for you to head it into the goal. If you practice this often your heading ability will increase quickly.

  1. Movement

You have got to have good movement as a striker. The best example of this is Sergio Agüero. He has fantastic movement. He runs the opposing defender’s crazy with his movement, he always seems to get in behind.

If you make, positive runs forward this could result in a goal if your midfielder can find the correct pass. Be intelligent with your runs. Make sure you stay onside. A tip is to run along the defensive line until the pass is played. You could also make intelligent runs into the attacking midfield position to disrupt the opponents’ defence and formation. Taking players away from their positon will create space behind the defenders.

  1. Finishing

Finishing is a little different to shooting. Finishing requires more technique and composure. Too many strikers try to ‘smash’ the ball into the net instead of the simple option of slotting the ball past the goalkeeper.

There are not many ways to practise this. Game time is essential for this important skill. However, a good, solid touch is important. Another thing that is important is decision making. The decision of chipping the keeper, slotting and placing the ball into the goal or smashing the ball past the keeper is important.

  1. Skill

This is a bonus as you can still be a successful striker without being skilful. If you are a skilful player this can get you out of the sticky situations you could find yourself in. For example, if you find yourself surrounded by defenders you could solve the situation by a simple ‘Cruyff turn’.

To perfect your skills, you should be doing the soccer 20 skills every day.

  1. Dribbling

In a game, you could find yourself alone with a striker with lots of space in front of you. You should be looking to beat the player. Dribble the ball to penetrate the defence to create a goal-scoring opportunity.

Having the ability to dribble past opponents is certainly attractive and a person who is a perfect example is of course Lionel Messi. He glides past players easily and this is mainly because of his class dribbling ability. The best forwards when dribbling uses small touches, slowly nudging it forward. This allows you to keep the ball in close control, reducing the risk of getting tackled. As the ball is under close control it gives you the ability to cut or turn if necessary.

When practising move the ball around in all directions keeping the ball close to your foot. Start off slowly and increase the speed once you feel comfortable. You could set out some cones and dribble around them changing direction often.

For the advanced player…………add these to your game

Key areas-Technical

Scores Goals

Excellent receiving skills

Ability to turn and run with the ball

Effective in 1v1

Dribbling skills

Ability to protect the ball

Ability to link play and bring players into the game

Can play one or two touch

Key areas- Tactical

Awareness to exploit spaces and timing of runs

Creating space for self or teammates

Movement into goal scoring positions

Defends from the front to compact defenders in defending third

In Possession
TEAM PLAY  Move the ball quickly and with purpose.
 Be brave, trust yourself and each other.
 Look to switch the play often (QUICKLY).
 Quality of the final ball in the attacking third.
 Increase strikes at goal – do not refuse crosses or shots.
 Attacking set plays – do your jobs.
REMEMBER – “A good hockey player plays where the puck is…. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” Wayne Gretsky
Out of Possession
TEAM PLAY  Defend as a team front to back.
 Recover the ball quickly.
 Narrow and compact team shape.
 Deny them space to play through us.
 FINAL THIRD Stand up, Track runners, NO crosses, NO shots, NO goals
 Defending at set plays, do your jobs. – The heading drill – The dribbling drill

Created by S20 member aged 16years old

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