Ruby had a wonderful time at the soccer camp. It was the best camp she has attended.
John S., father of 10 year old Ruby
Thanks for a great camp. I will be leaving for soccer camp in Bolivia with Niko this week and he has learned a lot from your coaching.
- Marco C., father of 12 year old Niko
"From all the parents, I'd like to express our gratitude both for the skills you teach our girls and for you as a role model."
Girls U11 Cyclone parents
Thanks so much for teaching us many good techniques in soccer, for the great practices, a great coach and a great year."
Girls U11 Cyclone players Nina, Sofia, Yasmina, Emma, Joelle, Hana, Audrey, Claire, Mehr and Fernando!
“Mitch teaches with the philosophy that soccer is first and foremost a game of skill that requires practice and patience to master. Soccer in this country would be farther along if more coaches shared this philosophy.”
Greg L., Licensed youth soccer coach and Travel Coordinator for Brunswick Youth Soccer Club, Brunswick New York, college soccer player and teammate for 3 decades.
“I have known Mitch for twenty years. Mitch is as passionate and knowledgeable about soccer as anyone you'll meet. His goal is that American youth see and experience creative, expressive, one touch soccer, the kind of play that makes the game fun to be a part of”.
Lorraine, Long-time Recreation Soccer Coach
"Mitch, Director of First Touch Soccer, runs each class personally. He has played and taught soccer for many years and young players respond well to his enthusiasm, knowledge, and focus on playing competitively and fairly."
Kevin F., Soccer coach, friend and teammate for 20 years.
"Mitch Dubensky focuses on the right thing in soccer. He works on skill development and control for all age groups, and knows that there is always a way to improve in these areas. He can give all kids something to work on to bring up their level of play and enjoyment. For players with experience, he understands tactics and strategy and teaches them. He coaches with enthusiasm because he loves the game.”
Henry, former college soccer player and parent of my daughter’s teammate on the 2005 U13 Maryland State Cup Championship team.
“Mitch’s work ethic, whether in his professional career or in this second career, is tireless. He watches men and women college soccer games as well as the professional leagues throughout Europe. He uses this to share an understanding and appreciation for the game. He can develop skilled soccer players and translate their skills into tactical and strategic advantage under game conditions.
Dr. R, member of the 1974 NCAA Semi-Finalist Cornell soccer team.
“I think you're a great coach -- not condescending to the boys, getting right in there with them, and the drills seem great.”
Mother of 7 year old boy participating in First Touch Soccer Fall 2007 clinic
"Marcelus attended two First Touch clinics this past summer. His ball handling skills were greatly improved and it showed on the field this fall in the U9 travel league. Coach Mitch's enthusiasm is infectious and the kids really respond."
Jim, father of a Washington Soccer Club player
“I learned a lot from Coach Mitch. He taught me how to do things with the ball that I couldn’t do before I got to the clinics.”
Jordan, 9 year old summer clinic participant
“My son, Tim, really loves his one hour of soccer every week with Mitch. I have never seen him so happy and self-confident. So thank you, Mitch, for being such a good coach for Tim”.
Esther, mother of 8 year old and Horace Mann student
Following up on the remarks above, I strive hard to accomplish this.
The following are comments about the soccer skills I and others taught my daughter. Nothing can replace playing soccer in the garden and in various lots and parks around DC and just kicking the ball around with my daughter. That is where they learn the flare and creativity.
“Catie, the most skillful player in camp. Keep it up.”
Alan, Former Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at American University and former instructor at Capital Soccer Academy.
“Catie has the best skills and understanding of the game on the team and the players around her can learn from her.”
Former Bethesda Soccer Club Coach.