It was very informative. Once we left the conference room, multiple players came up to me and said thank you for having Izi. She was very knowledgeable about the topic. She made me think about the recruiting process in a way I had not thought of before. Personally, I can tell that you have a huge passion for what you are doing, and I believe the wisdom you are sharing is not common knowledge for student athletes.
FLC Men’s Coach
Izi has helped Henri in so many ways. The goalkeeping training is high-impact and fast-paced. The instructions and motivation are positive and succinct. But more than that, the training has had spillover effects into daily life. The lessons she has helped him learn are just as applicable in life as they are in soccer, and it’s been thrilling to hear him apply those lessons and habits outside the field. We value the time we spend with Izi at Push The Goal and feel it’s worth the extra commitment.
Connor has grown immensely since training with Izi. She is incredible at coaching the details of the position, and her coaching style gets the best out of Connor’s potential.
CEO of Investor Key
I don’t know enough superlatives to describe Izi. She challenges Sadie to do things Sadie would not have thought possible. She is an excellent role model who instills confidence in Sadie. Her enthusiasm is infectious. And the real proof, of course, is on the field. Sadie has improved exponentially in every metric of her play. Footwork, quickness, strength, field awareness, confidence on and off the ball, decision-making, etc. If Sadie could train with Izi every day of the week, she would do it in a heartbeat.
Izi has been instrumental in guiding, supporting, and positioning our son for next level play. Our son was aspiring to play soccer in Spain, intending on skipping college in the US with a gap year. With one conversation, she was able to help him see the value of playing for a year at the college level to prep him for play in Spain.
She set him up with a coach for private training in preparation for college tryouts and using her connections, worked behind the scenes with the coaching team to help him secure an offer to Red Shirt. She guided him tactically with communications with the coaching staff, suggesting when and how to reach out and how to structure the message. Her tips on self promotion and exposure through social media, email, discussions were invaluable.
Prior to this, Izi trained our son at the high school level as part of a small group. She was the perfect blend of hard ass coach, encouraging, wise teacher, and relatable mentor helping the group improve their skills, fitness level, and teamwork.
Izi has been an invaluable role model on our son’s path with soccer and in his development as a young man. She went above and beyond training by coming to see Coop play a game, coming by the house to provide feedback on strengths and growth areas as a player. She’s endlessly positive, smart, and experienced, and truly cares about our son’s future, both on and off the field. Should we need advice about how to help our son move forward to the next level toward pro, Izi would be the first person we call and our son would do the same.
We are so grateful to have crossed paths with Izi!
Lara & Dan Green
Izi coached my son Clark for 3 to 4 years in California. Aside from improving his goalkeeper skills immensely, she taught Clark a lot of life lessons through Soccer and through her philosophy of being a coach. Even years later Clark refers to many of the things Izi talked about during coaching sessions. It’s not just coaching that she’s bringing to the table… It’s a lot more.