ABOUT COPA SOCCER TRAINING

Founded by one of the top coaches in the country, Anthony Esquivel, COPA soccer training focuses on the player rather than the team. Each session provides a player of any age, technical skills, awareness, confidence on the ball, fitness, speed, and agility as it relates to the game! These sessions are designed for players to get hundreds of touches on the ball while being motivated, challenged, and guided properly.

 “I want players to perfect their craft. I am fully focused on making each player BETTER every session. We are not working on team shape, defensive transitions, counter attacking, set pieces, etc.…things you would see in a team training environment. We are only working on skills. Pure soccer skills. Players will get better on the ball whether its dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting. They will get the touches that they do not receive when training with 15 other players. Mix that in with footwork speed, agility, and fitness and it is top notch training for the player!”  -Anthony Esquivel, COPA SOCCER TRAINING

Work 1on1 with Coach Esquivel for an hour of training. These sessions cost $60 per session. Players must sign up for a minimum of 4 sessions. Sessions are focused on technical training, fitness, and agility.  Players will maximize touches on the ball while perfecting the skills needed for executing precision passing, receiving the ball, dribbling, shooting, and control of the ball. Each player will be pushed to gain “comfort” on the ball and confidence. Perfect your craft with personal 1on1 training.

Work in a group of 6 players or less for an hour of training. You will receive 8 sessions for a cost $240 (a discounted rate which amounts to $30 per session). Sessions are focused on technical training, fitness, and agility. Players will maximize touches on the ball while perfecting the skills needed for executing precision passing, receiving the ball, dribbling, shooting, and control of the ball. Each player will be pushed to gain “comfort” on the ball and confidence. Perfect your craft with small group training.

HS players looking to gain an edge in the recruiting game can get expertise advise, mentorship, opinions, and guidance from Coach Anthony Esquivel who spent 6 years as one of the top recruiting coordinators in the country. Recruiting plans will be developed specialized to each player’s goals. Topics include NCAA rules, communication, resume building, academics, official visits, ID camps, and financial planning to name a few. Get ahead and get recruited.

Looking for a professional soccer highlight video?!? Copa Soccer Training can provide a professional videographer who will shoot your game, edit, and produce professional footage players can use throughout the recruiting process. This is a priority for players that are looking to be recruited. Packages are available. 

ABOUT ANTHONY ESQUIVEL

Anthony Esquivel has been coaching for over 15 years.  He was one of the youngest Coaching Directors for the #1 ranked club in the country, the Dallas Texans Soccer Club.  Coach Esquivel was the Boys Director of Coaching for 6 years and participated in regional and national events all over the United States.  His time with the Dallas Texans featured coaching education courses in England (Manchester United) and Brazil (Sao Paulo).  He was also selected to coach alongside Steve Sampson, former US World Cup Coach, in Brazil for a 3-week tour.  

Coach Esquivel returned to Greenville, SC and in 2012 was named Associate Head Coach at Furman University where he played from 1999-2002. He was charged with 100% of the recruiting as well as team training sessions. His first class in 2013 was ranked #2 in the country behind UCLA. All five of Esquivel’s recruiting classes were ranked in the top 30, with his last class ranked #8 in 2017 according to TopDrawerSoccer. Furman participated in multiple NCAA tournaments, won Southern Conference championships, and sent numerous players into the MLS.

As a player at Furman, Coach Esquivel was named MVP on a team that had players such as US World Cup captain Clint Dempsey, MLS All Star Ricardo Clark, and MLS All Star Drew Moor. In 2002, Esquivel was named Conference Tournament MVP as he guided the Paladins to his 4th conference championship. He was selected to attend the MLS Combine in 2003 before beginning his coaching career with the Dallas Texans Soccer Club. Esquivel still ranks in the top 10 in many categories at Furman including goals, points, and games played. 

Coach Esquivel holds a USSF B license.