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Professional Testimonials

Dr. David Masur: St John’s University, Men’s Head Soccer Coach

‘Rob is a very knowledgeable coach and his communication with his players is clear and concise. He allows his players the freedom to express themselves both individually and collectively. However he maintains a very positive but organized culture that teams need to be successful. His players have always enjoyed this structure and thrive in that environment.’

Mark Prizant: Former Philadelphia Union Academy, Coach and Talent Identification Director and Manchester United FC First Team Scout in US

‘Robert Leather is a very talented youth coach. His teams always exhibited top characteristics. Players who were not afraid to solve problems using skill; a free flowing style of play, and a definite plan through each phase of the field. It's always a pleasure when we come across a player that has worked with Robert because we know that player will have solid foundations as well as the fact that they will understand what a high level training environment looks like.’

John Saunders: Eastern Development Program (EDP) Technical Director

‘I have known Rob on a professional level for ten years. Rob is a very talented coach, who has a proven track record of developing players of all ages. It is very evident when I watch Rob’s teams play, as his players are technically sound, having the ability to make decisions under pressure. Rob is a demanding, yet fair, coach. His sessions are fast paced, with excellent content in verbal delivery. I would recommend Rob to any player wishing to improve their game.’

Todd Smith: Montclair Kimberley Academy Athletic Director and Co-Owner/Founder of the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy

‘Rob Leather is the consummate professional and is someone who I trust full heartedly to lead our boys soccer program both on and off the field.  Coach Leather is a master teacher and coach of the game and gets the very best out of each of his respective athletes.  What impresses me most about Coach Leather is that he cares deeply about the young men he coaches and has the privilege to work with.  He is a friend, a mentor and an ideal role model helping his athletes reach their potential; not only as players on the pitch, but as dedicated, honest, and hardworking young men in our classrooms and community.’

Scott Davisson: Montclair United Soccer Club, President

‘Rob is the rare coach who is able to work with players at all stages of development. His knowledge and experience underscore his proven track record working with regionally and nationally elite players, while his ability to engage, connect and focus on details allow him to be just as successful working with younger or developing players.’


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