Coach Yusuf F

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite Soccer team(s): Manchester United 

Soccer experience or awards you’ve received: I play college soccer at Berkeley College. In High School, I was won the MVP award in my senior year.  I also won the award for most saves in my high school league’s history and the student-athlete award. 

Funniest thing a Pro Soccer Kids player has said to you: I was on the floor laughing when a child told me “Coach Yusuf, can my dad join your class because he can’t kick”

Favorite Pro Soccer Kids class activity: I love doing the 1v1s because not only is it a lot of fun, but the kids tend to use what they learn in class and use it in the activity and it makes me proud. 

Who do you most admire? My parents for sacrificing so much in order for me to succeed. 

Describe yourself in one word: Determined

What’s your favorite thing to do when not coaching soccer?  It has to be playing soccer!  I do it constantly! 

Favorite family movie or show? Goal is my all-time favorite movie!

What do you love most about being a soccer coach?  I love seeing the kids grow within age and see how they develop better skills, not just in soccer, but socially as well. It really warms my heart to see the kids grow as their little own individuals.

We’d be surprised to learn this about you: I am Egyptian, Puerto Rican, and Irish. I speak Arabic and English, and I have been playing soccer for as long as I can remember.  Also, I’m studying to be a nurse.

Parent Reviews

“Hi, Deborah. Thank you soooo much!! My son and all the kids had an absolutely fantastic time. The coaches were terrific — everyone was commenting on how great they were. On the way home, we asked him how he liked the party, and he said “that was AMAZING!!!” I would be happy to recommend you to anyone in the future who is considering having you do a birthday party." Kate
"I brought my son and daughter to their first soccer session today. This is my son’s second time and my daughters first. I just wanted to make sure you knew how incredible the coaches are. I’m absolutely amazed at their patience, focus, knowledge and demeanor with both ages. Im so impressed with how well everything was run. Thanks for a great opportunity!" Lauren M