UEFA B Qualified / Ex Charlton & Fulham Academy Coach. Former Pro Footballer.
I played professional football in Hungary & Canada. After finishing my playing career I began my coaching career gaining FA & UEFA coaching qualifications. I have been a coach within professional academies at Charlton Athletic FC & Fulham FC-developing players aged 6 to 14. I also have experience of coaching older players. I work with all ages and all abilities, from beginners to professionals. I helped players to get into academy of Chelsea FC, Crystal Palace, Woking and Aldershot.
Session plans are bespoke and tailored towards the clients’ needs on an individual basis. All sessions will follow an established and proven formula of improving the players mental agility / speed / toughness, and technical / tactical adaptivity.
- Guildford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
- Aldershot, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
- Woking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
- Hersham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
- Cobham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Istvan is willing to travel up to 12 miles from his training locations.
My two sons had a fantastic time. Istvan was positive, patient and encouraging, with an incredible attention to detail so they were learning every minute of the session. The session was well thought-out and they were always moving. They learnt an incredible amount in their first session and are very keen to keep working with Istvan. Thank you!
Jon M•March 2022•
Fantastic- great rapport and motivation. Brilliant session!!!
Sandra L•February 2022•
All round thumbs up great guy and dedicated to teach great football !
Andrew H•January 2022•
Great session for our 6 year old son with Istvan last night…..Aidan loved the 1-2-1 work and we will definitely book a block of 10 sessions
Richard c•January 2022•
We have had our first session with Istvan on 15th December 2021. Our son is currently in a football environment and we thought it would be a great idea to get him some one in one coaching with a pro coach. So far it’s been excellent, it was a focused well organised session which helped our son understand the importance of ball mastery and the basics and the possibilities. Istvan is patient and clear on his explanation and our son understood everything very well and enjoyed the session very much even though he was worked hard. He looks forward to next session. Very happy so far. This coach has vast knowledge and understanding of the game, highly recommended
Alan P•December 2021•
We have just started recently with Istvan. My son who is 7, absolutely loved his session. He enjoyed all the activities and he already learnt new skills. I would def recommend him!
Petra B•November 2021•
Istvan was very patient and understanding of beginners ability. He is very encouraging and covers all aspects of football during his session from football skills to penalty shoot outs. I would recommend.
Glen J•November 2021•
We just had our first session with coach Istvan and we could not have wished for a better experience! He raised my son's confidence no end and provided him with plenty of ideas of what to practice to improve his game and technique. My son keeps on asking when can we book him again? --- what a great start. He is gentle but assertive which is exactly what is needed - Fantastic ! thank you Itsvan for a great session
L. Natalie n•October 2021•
My son really enjoys his sessions with Istvan and has made a big improvement since he first started with Istvan
Jemma H•October 2021•
Istvan is a great coach not only physically but mentally too. He has helped me improve all qualities in my game in a short amount of time by working on my weaknesses and improving them from time to time. This has given me lots of confidence in games and makes me enjoy the game more
Man M•September 2021•
great teacher, friendly with lots of experience & knowledge to pass on
Adam G•September 2021•
Istvan is a positive and kind coach, always encouraging our daughter and reminding her that having fun is most important! He has taught her so many skills in a such a way that she understands and we’ve seen a huge improvement in her football! Jesse always looks forward to her sessions with Istvan and wouldn’t miss them for anything!
Michelle b•September 2021•
To start with, Istvan has been excellent, and is highly recommended! 1. Firstly, his previous credentials at having played at a high level back in Hungary gives him instant credibility. 2. He always comes well-equipped with the right equipment. 3. He always makes sure the meeting location/venue is correct, and arrives early so that “no time is wasted”. 4. He is also extremely flexible when it comes to changes to times & dates of sessions. 5. At each session, he always makes sure that if Sebastian or I have any pre-existing injuries or knocks, and makes sure there is an adequate warm-up & “loosening up” before the session. 6. He rightly puts great emphasis of “more work on the ball”, including warm-ups with the ball. 7. He also asks what I/Sebastian want to "work on today", and of course, offers his own opinions too on what he think should be worked on too, and so adjusts the session accordingly. 8. During each session, Istvan always checks & assesses if Sebastian or I am “feeling ok” so that we are not too fatigued or our heart rate is not too high. 9. The drills are appropriately challenging & technical.
jonny l•September 2021•
Time with Istvan has been incredible for our 11 year old son to get his football fitness back after the Covid break. His focus is as much about training the mind as well as the body and this approach has helped our son overcome some factors that were limiting his progress. By phrasing things with the right analogies Istvan has given our son ways to overcome the moments where his head can affect his game and we have already seen the benefits in the first matches played since the 1-2-1 sessions. We will be keeping up regularly!
Yaya r•September 2021•
Istvan has been training Benji for nearly a year. He is a very knowledgeable, dedicated and passionate coach. My son Benji has not only gone to win trophies but also become a very confident player because Istvan is very encouraging. Benji loves to train with Istvan. He is always looking forward to the training and always comes back full of stories about what he has learnt. He has learnt a lot technique with Istvan. I highly recommend him for any boy who loves football.
pam s•September 2021•
Our son has been training with Istvan now for a couple of months, and has progressed not only on the pitch, but also with his confidence and game understanding, we would highly recommend Istvan.
Justin F•September 2021•
For the past 6 months I have been having 1 to 1 training with Istvan on a weekly basis. I'd highly recommend him because I have progressively improved as a player, gaining skills both physically and mentally. He strives to get the best attitude out of his players, as well as a powerful motivation to not just improve technically on the ball but to have a greater understanding of the game as a whole.
Charlie G•September 2021•