Amanda Cinalli

"I started going to Kiko for foot skills and training when I was about 6 years old and I continued to work with him all the way through high school and in preparation for college. I cannot begin to tell you how invaluable Kiko has been in my life. After every training session I had with him, I'd leave exhausted but a better player and person. Whether it was one on one training or group training, we focused on footwork and agility, shooting, and always finished with a scrimmage and working on taking players on 1v1 with the new skills we had just learned and practiced. I found myself excelling on the field for my age group both on boys teams and girls teams. I was able to play on boys teams as a girl until U13 because of the years of competitive training with Kiko. I even found myself excelling when I played up 2 to even 3 years ahead of my age once I started playing on girls teams.

 

The foot skills and "soccer brain" that I learned from years of training with Kiko set me apart from my fellow teammates, which afforded me opportunities to play with the US Youth National Team from U16 through U23s, to play in college for the University of Notre Dame, and to play professionally and semi-professionally for a combined 4 years. I usually hate speaking of my accomplishments because I was always taught to show humility and kindness throughout my life on and off of the field. Values Kiko instilled in me from our very first session. I'm only making an exception here to let others know what an incredible trainer, coach, and person Kiko is, and how he positively impacted my soccer career and helped sculpt me into the person I am today!"

-- Amanda Cinalli

Played Forward for Atlanta Beat of Women's Professional Soccer

Chicago Red Stars in Women's Premier Soccer League Elite

USA U-23 Women's National Soccer Team

The University of Notre Dame Women's Soccer Team

*Earned Soccer America First Team Freshman All-America honors while becoming the eighth Notre Dame freshman ever named First Team All-BIG EAST

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