Kevin Fallon, (New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Football, 2008), Director of Football, Mount Albert Grammar School 1998-present)
Arch Jelley, OBE, BA(HONS), DIP TCHG, ANZEI, Diploma International Amateur Athletic Federation – Retired Principal, Fitness Consultant and Athletic Coach
Since starting training with Altan he can now run at full speed with the ball at his feet, turn and swerve and even look around for support! I have noticed the group that train with Altan regularly are playing as just that: a group, whereas at the beginning of the season they were a collection of individuals. Altan demands respect, being tough but fair, but he also earns the respect he gets from the kids SHOWING them what to do instead of just telling them. I believe this makes a huge difference to kids of this age.
I will be more than happy for Tennyson to continue learning from Altan for as long as he is keen and I would highly recommend Altan’s programs to any parent looking to give their kids the skills, confidence and subsequent enjoyment in their football.”
His skill set and confidence has grown; last season he hung back and dreamed of scoring a goal. Within a few months of training with Altan he is now working towards getting a hat trick!”
“Thank heaps. We will be back next term.”
Your attitude is paramount, the unspoken power of what is expected of the kids on and off the field, a code of conduct.
As a coach your commitment 5 days a week now – rain or shine, always punctual with a decisive plan for each training session. Patience and understanding of the kids, your gift of knowing when to praise or when to demand more.
Complete fairness and consistency of your coaching style, your ability to build on each training session at a pace that is challenging but also rewarding for the kids. Your down to earth sense of humor, your occasional fall and your ability to laugh and have fun.
Your spirit of generosity, building a sense of belonging so that the kids have pride in being part of the Top Flight Football Academy.
Altan, the respect you receive has been truly earned.”