Testimonials

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Testimonials

I have been training with Jimmy for the past year now. I can honestly say that he is the best coach/trainer I have been with. He is so dedicated and knowledgeable about the game. He knows everyone's weakness and knows exactly what to do to fix it. I am starting my first year of college ball in the fall and I am happy to say that I am more than ready to step on that field and be a competitive player. All thanks to Jimmy, for not only teaching me but for pushing me when I didn't think I had anything left.
-Nancy Kirk

Coach Maher has improved my skills on and off the ball from dribbling to speed from shooting to passing. He can make you better at anything you need as long as you are willing to work at it! ." Coach Jimmy is a great trainer for players of all ages; the beginning soccer player, intermediate and players already in collage. I am the player I am because of the hard work I’ve put in working with Jimmy. PS It’s Fun
- Gracey Lewis


Our daughter has been training with Coach Maher for the last several years. He has refined her ball handling and foot skills so effectively that she has been able to smoothly and confidently transfer these skills into competition. We have seen our daughter grow in both skill and poise on the field, thanks in large part to Coach Maher. He pushed all his players to work hard and to increase their speed with the ball. Perhaps most importantly, our daughter looks forward to training with Coach Maher and is always eager for the next session. He has instilled in her a drive for success and passion for soccer. He cares for her as a person. As a parent that means more than anything.
- Dotty and Randy Lewis


My son has been training with Jimmy Maher consistently for the last two years. I have seen marked improvement in speed, agility, skills and confidence. The continuity as well as the encouragement has definitely made him a better player. And, by the way, it is not easy, it is very serious training designed to make him better.
- Julie


Our son, Jeffrey, has trained with Coach Jimmy Maher for over two years and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Coach Maher has put together an excellent training regiment of soccer and fitness and has presented our son with numerous opportunities in which to participate in order to improve his game. We have continued to see Jeffrey’s game improve over the past two years and while the training is hard, our son can’t wait until the next session. Most importantly, Coach Maher has reinforced a “hard work and dedication” attitude and explained what type of opportunities this attitude and work ethic will lead to. He explains and reinforces this to the player and we have already begun to see some of these opportunities come Jeffrey’s way and look forward to many more as the training continues and his game improves. Jeffrey has enjoyed every minute of his training with Coach Maher and we highly recommend him to anyone who truly wants to improve their game.
- Marc and Ashley Petroski


My name is Jeffrey Petroski and I am fourteen years old. I have been training with Coach Maher since my fifth grade year when I was eleven years old. From the first time I trained with Coach Maher, I have not only seen constant improvement in my game, but rapid improvement as well. I am not going to lie, none of Coach Maher’s sessions are easy, but it is all worth it at the end of the day. Coach Maher has also opened many doors for me. Coach Maher has gotten me invites to tryouts I would have never had before. Next year I will be playing with the Carolina Rail Hawks Academy team. Other than myself I give almost all credit to Coach Maher for not only getting me prepared physically and mentally, but also being there at the tryouts and getting me the invites to these tryouts. Without Coach Maher, I do not believe I would be as good a player as I am today. I believe Coach Maher will help me in the college recruiting stage as I continue to train with him.
- Jeffrey Petroski


The difference in Connor after working with Coach Jimmy is tremendous. Not only has his confidence on the ball increased, but he has garnered a greater understanding of the importance of moving without the ball as well. Furthermore, the intensity of the training sessions have helped Connor to play the game at a much quicker pace than he was before. Overall, these guys do an amazing job of balancing working hard while keeping the game fun.
- Jamie Sykes


I certainly consider myself lucky to have played under Maca and Jimmy both at the club level and at the Fayetteville Academy. Maca's youth summer training sparked my interest in soccer when I was ten years old. I was drawn to their willingness to help players improve both on and off the field as well as their ability to relate to players of all ages. I highly doubt I would be playing college soccer now without their guidance and knowledgable coaching over the years.
- Sam Williams UNCW


I have been training with Jimmy for the past year now. I can honestly say that he is the best coach/trainer I have been with. He is so dedicated and knowledgeable about the game. He knows everyone's weakness and knows exactly what to do to fix it. I am starting my first year of college ball in the fall and I am happy to say that I am more than ready to step on that field and be a competitive player. All thanks to Jimmy, for not only teaching me but for pushing me when I didn't think I had anything left.
- Nancy Kirk


My son, Jalen, has trained with Coach Jimmy for the past two years and the training sessions are always focused on making the player better. Jalen's level of comfort with ball and his ball skills have significantly improved because of Coach Jimmy's training. Coach Jimmy has a way of encouraging kids to reach their maximal potential and the kids really work hard in this positive environment. Soccer is fun with Coach Jimmy and this has a tremendous effect in the development of young soccer players.
- Stuart Squires, M.D.


I played for Jimmy and Maca for two years at the Fayetteville Academy, coming in at the age of 17 from England. I have been playing soccer all my life and under countless coaches, yet Jimmy and Maca will always be remembered as a special pair. Even after 17 years of soccer, Jimmy and Maca still managed to teach me things about the game I didn’t know. When it came to playing they create an environment that as a player you have no fear to make mistakes, allowing players to demand the ball and play with freedom. This certainly developed me as a player in my years at the Academy. I have learned many things from Jimmy and Maca, however not just on the field. They are two of the most selfless people I have met, always willing to help others, whether it be through soccer or feeding the homeless in their Operation Engage program. This is something I try to take with me today. I am preparing to go into my Junior year at Eckerd College, preparing for another preseason with the men’s soccer team, none of which would have been possible without Jimmy and Maca.
- Jack Walsh


Jimmy is a combination of great soccer knowledge with the ability to communicate his expertise effectively. My daughters love training with him and he knows how to motivate in a positive manner. I’ve not seen anyone who is any better.
- Rick Perko