About Us

The Zen Soccer School (ZSS) is a training academy centered on developing the individual technical skills of youth soccer players from 7 through 21 years old. Players are developed using a variety of skill-building tactics ranging from field programs including private technical training and player evaluations to on-line offerings such as video training and soccer IQ tools (such as quizzes, tips, surveys and blogs). Over 250 children participate in the various training programs and over 4,000 student hours of training are conducted each year.

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Our Team

Ed Hawkins Ed Hawkins is the Founder and Director of Training at the ZenSoccerSchool. His players refer to him as the ZenMaster. He has amassed over 10,000 hours of youth soccer training as a personal and team trainer for players ranging in age from six to twenty one years old. Ed is most known for his innovative training methods that center on developing individual soccer skills and technical fitness.

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Our Methodology – The ZenMethod

The ZenMethod Framework is a proven player development process for developing technical skills. It ensures players have the proper foundation to reach high levels of technical achievement. Programs are designed to start with foundations, build up techniques, teach players applications, facilitate innovation and draw out the creativity in youth players. Content of the programs becomes progressively more complex as players advance through their development stages.
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