Testimonials

Testimonials

I have to tell you how wonderful this [indoor soccer] season was. Dave Fromer Soccer makes soccer so much fun for the kids. Every game was so exciting…thank you to everyone involved with Dave Fromer Soccer. Especially a HUGE thank you to the refs that officiated the games. Every one of them deserves more than thanks.

-Ken Lauranzano

Dave Fromer’s soccer programs instilled in me the magic of soccer that drove me to play at the club, high school, college, and semi-pro level. The combination of personal and soccer development makes Dave’s programs a unique experience for kids… Whether or not your child chooses to stick with soccer or not, they will have an experience founded on respect, passion, integrity, and teamwork!

-Gabe Zieff, Redwood High School Boys Varsity Soccer Coach

I started playing soccer with Dave Fromer when I was 5 years old. I went on to play at his camps every summer for the next 6 years. Dave Fromer Soccer camps were where I developed my love for the sport. The passion of the coaches and their ability to make soccer fun triggered my own passion and is probably the reason I still play soccer today.

-Jahya Burke, 1st Team, All-League Goal Keeper M.C.A.L., 2012 & 2013

Fromer soccer was/is a wonderful place for our four children to learn a love for soccer. All four of our children are different both ability wise and mentally what they think soccer is all about. Above all else; they simply love soccer and love to show up at camp…like a dog waiting at the door with leash in mouth. One child has taken soccer to a high level, another to MVSC competitive, the others are still finding if it is a passion or not. But the coaches know their names, welcome them with a smile, and instill a love of the game. A+ to Fromer soccer. And Dave is an easy going guy and the kids think he is just a big kid. He will take time to talk to you about your child, soccer in Mill Valley, the weather…and if the moment is busy he will get back to you later. TIP: if you can find the time… talk to Dave, I was surprised how long he has been involved in MV soccer, it blew my mind.

-Frank M.

Our family has been a fan of Dave Fromer Soccer since our son was 4 yrs old! Some summers that has been the only camp that we did all summer long. More than just teaching soccer, they teach awesome values, encourage good nutrition and overall bring lots of love and inspiration to what they do. Our son is now 8 yrs. old and it is great to see him look out for the little ones at camp and be encouraging to others. We love the international coaching staff, and are quite confident that a part of who our son turns out to become in his life will in part have been influenced by the great people and family behind this Marin soccer institution.

-Kristin L.

Dave Fromer’s Soccer Camp has the best coaches. My children have been attending for the last 12 year’s (I have 5 from 19 to 3), and they have all loved it, even the one who hated sports had a great time because the coaches really care about the kids. Although soccer is the point, it is much more than that, it is about teaching kids how to have fun in a physical way, and also about how to learn soccer skills in a fun, not overly competitive environment.

I have one child who went on to play college soccer, and one who never played soccer again, but both still talk about how much they loved camp and the coaches. The younger generation is now starting, and love it just as much.

Great place for all levels of soccer players.

-L.B.

I would recommend Dave Fromer’s soccer camp to kids with all skill levels. My son was a beginner and very shy when he started going to their camp when he was 5 and now that he is 9 and been participating in all programs they lead he has great skills, more confidence and sportsmanship.

-Ramona Z.

Many Marin kids have gotten their start at Dave Fromer’s Marin Soccer Camps. My two kids started with Pee Wee, went to his soccer camps year after year, participated in the the very fun indoor Soccer League, and now…are still playing soccer in their twenties! Dave and his staff love soccer! And they make it fun for your kids. they instill a love and passion for the Beautiful Game.

-Linda P.


Thank you for the wonderful soccer week my kids had in Tahoe playing soccer at your camp! Your camp was so well organized, it was fun and so positive for my kids. We truly enjoyed! Coach Marco is incredible! As was coach Kevin and Amelia! We really love the stories skills and positive instruction! Thank you!

-Rachel Hekemian


We have been an enthusiastic ‘Dave Fromer soccer’ family for several years.

Our sons, Noah and Sean have played indoor soccer for five years and attended Summer Soccer Camp for three years. We give all of the Dave Fromer programs our highest recommendation!

We appreciate the coaches who teach in a friendly, positive and supportive way (who encourage each child’s personal best). We like the organization and effective communication of the program’s leaders. We love the balance between skill learning, practice and game playing. Most of all, our boys say ‘IT IS REALLY FUN!’ and the parents think it is FUN too!

We are sad when the indoor soccer season is over. We wish it could go on all year! And their absolute favorite summer camp is the Dave Fromer Soccer Camp!

Thank you for bringing such an important gift to Marin County for 27 years!

-Michelle & Patrick Gannon


Hi Dave. Our 9 year-old daughter had a great experience, and we had a great time watching. Playing indoors this winter definitely tuned her up for Select league tryouts, and her little brother got so fired up being around all that soccer that he’s off to a great start in his spring program as well. Thanks for the super coaching and the great league you’ve put together. See you next year!

-Happy Soccer Dad


Hey, Fromer Family,

Thank you so much for the dedication and joy you’ve brought to our family and the kids of Mill Valley through the MVSC and WISL. I’ve enjoyed learning from Dave and coaching rec and WISL teams for the past eight years.

Wishing you guys continued success and happiness.

Love,
Brendan Hickey


My son’s first experience with organized team sports was with Fromer’s Indoor Soccer league. It opened up a whole new world of team play, cooperation, excitement and camaraderie! He loved it. He has now played for three years and we look forward to many more. I appreciate that the focus was primarily on team cooperation and on the joy of soccer rather than on winning. The Fromer family brings a wonderful blend of knowledge, expertise and kindness to the field.

-Eileen Leggett


I can’t tell you how much this [indoor soccer] season meant to my son who is 7. He is extremely shy and tried soccer once in a competitive environment and never wanted to go back. My friend suggested your program…. He LOVED this season so much and actually came out of his shell. The whole ambiance of the games, your staff and your program was so upbeat, well organized and such good fun. Kids got a real chance to learn and play; it was about working together instead of who could win. We are so incredibly grateful for such a fantastic…experience. Our only regret is that your program isn’t year-round. We are die-hard fans of you now and are ready to follow you anywhere.

-Juliet


My daughter…attended your soccer camp…and had a wonderful experience. Not only did she gain incredible confidence, learn some fancy tricks, meet some new friends, but she also gained something that was invaluable–a newfound LOVE for soccer.

-Tiffany Bond


Just wanted to say thank you…for all your efforts in putting the Dave Fromer Soccer League together. Kids and parents have had so much fun and have learned so much about not only soccer but about working together, respect for others, etc…. We know how much is involved in making this league happen. So, from all of the countless parents and kids whom you have helped over the years, we want to thank you and hope you will be able to sustain these efforts for many years to come.

-Joe McNulty


Dear Friends at Dave Fromer’s,

Another terrific indoor soccer season! Having now coached the Roaring Lions…and the Flaming Balls…for the second year, I can tell you this program is fantastic and great fun for the families and kids. Plus, your staff of…refs are all terrific to work with and role models for our kids. Look forward to seeing in summer camps and to next year’s winter league.

-Gordon Palmateer


Hi Dave and All,
I just wanted to let you know that my daughter attended the Senior Camp this summer with coach Mark Mackbee and his wonderful assistant Diego. She had an awesome time! She felt that she gained a lot of new skills and was challenged to become a better player. She has played soccer since Kindergarten, both recreational and competitive and this is the first time that she has come home really excited about a camp. She can’t wait to attend it again next summer. I really hope you will have it again. Also, could you please pass on our appreciation to Mark and Diego.

-Kim


We love Dave, and our daughter can’t imagine summer without Dave’s camps…. Your camps are so well-run, organized and well thought-out. With a soccer-crazy child like C., we’ve attended many soccer camps throughout the Bay Area, from Berkeley to Stanford to Mustang to Belmont. Without question, Dave is the best at understanding children and using music, games and a spirit of fun to teach top-notch soccer skills. We see improvement in C.’s game each week she spends at your camp. More than anything else we’re so grateful for the attention and support the coaches have shown our daughter – they remember her each time they see her, and have always been so helpful in advising how she can stay challenged and keep improving in the organized youth soccer system.

Again, we can’t thank Dave and his great organization enough. C. looks forward to coming to camp soon!

-Deanna Hodgin


Hi, my name is Sam Suskind and I am now a Senior at Terra Linda High School. The first time I ever played soccer was at your camp in Mill Valley when I was 3. I would like to thank you for sparking my interest in the greatest game on the planet. I wanted to let you know that it all started at your camp.

-Sam Suskind


Lewis Usher trained (my daughter) Marissa during her first three years. She has the great footwork/skills that you taught her. You taught her the scissors move, passing, and the intricate footwork…. You were a great first coach because she learned the correct skills from the beginning and from you! ….All of your patience with those little children can make such a difference. Thanks for caring and coaching… And (to) Dave Fromer. I have lived in Mill Valley for many years so we appreciate that you brought soccer to Mill Valley.

-Lynn Noonan


I want to thank all the coaches for a great week(Lucas Valley School). My son, Jack Chung, had a lot of fun and learned so much. His first day was rough but the coaches were great making him feel welcome.. We look forward to participating in the winter soccer league.

-Shelagh Chung


Dave is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. His love for the game, the community, and especially the kids is so apparent and filters down into all the programs they offer and especially into the quality and passion of the coaches on his staff. My daughter was enrolled in one of his preschool programs and although she was not the most focused or athletic one on the field, she still had a great time and learned. We are so fortunate to have Dave and his coaches in this community!

-Rachel A.


If you’re looking for a whole-child, soccer experience for your son or daughter, then Dave Fromer’s Soccer is it. In addition to solid soccer skills, Dave’s program focuses on character development, teamwork, and how to get along with others. My two grown children spent a number of years in Dave’s program, and often reflect back on the influence it had on their later successes in school and as accomplished adults. With Dave’s program, the concept of being a complete winner takes place on and goes beyond the soccer field.

-Joel K.


I highly recommend Dave Fromer’s Soccer Camp!!!! As a Marin County school teacher for over ten years, many, many of my students have attended his camps and have all raved about the wonderful experience. My son has also attended his camps, and we both found the program to be fun and highly instructional. As a parent, I also took comfort in knowing that this camp provided a safe, warm, nurturing place to leave my son each day. The coaches were so caring and attentive to his needs. Not only is Dave Fromer the most highly regarded soccer coach in the county, he is a rare person of unique integrity, compassion, warmth, and kindness. He went above and beyond to ensure my son was happy and engaged. A wonderful program run by a fantastic team of people!!!

-Cristina R.


As a teacher in the Mill Valley School District, I highly recommend Dave Fromer Soccer Camp. Many of my students in the past 15 years have raved about this camp, along with their parents.

-Mary W.

I have to tell you how wonderful this [indoor soccer] season was. Dave Fromer Soccer makes soccer so much fun for the kids. Every game was so exciting…thank you to everyone involved with Dave Fromer Soccer. Especially a HUGE thank you to the refs that officiated the games. Every one of them deserves more than thanks.

-Ken Lauranzano

Dave Fromer’s soccer programs instilled in me the magic of soccer that drove me to play at the club, high school, college, and semi-pro level. The combination of personal and soccer development makes Dave’s programs a unique experience for kids… Whether or not your child chooses to stick with soccer or not, they will have an experience founded on respect, passion, integrity, and teamwork!

-Gabe Zieff, Redwood High School Boys Varsity Soccer Coach

I started playing soccer with Dave Fromer when I was 5 years old. I went on to play at his camps every summer for the next 6 years. Dave Fromer Soccer camps were where I developed my love for the sport. The passion of the coaches and their ability to make soccer fun triggered my own passion and is probably the reason I still play soccer today.

-Jahya Burke, 1st Team, All-League Goal Keeper M.C.A.L., 2012 & 2013

Fromer soccer was/is a wonderful place for our four children to learn a love for soccer. All four of our children are different both ability wise and mentally what they think soccer is all about. Above all else; they simply love soccer and love to show up at camp…like a dog waiting at the door with leash in mouth. One child has taken soccer to a high level, another to MVSC competitive, the others are still finding if it is a passion or not. But the coaches know their names, welcome them with a smile, and instill a love of the game. A+ to Fromer soccer. And Dave is an easy going guy and the kids think he is just a big kid. He will take time to talk to you about your child, soccer in Mill Valley, the weather…and if the moment is busy he will get back to you later. TIP: if you can find the time… talk to Dave, I was surprised how long he has been involved in MV soccer, it blew my mind.

-Frank M.

Our family has been a fan of Dave Fromer Soccer since our son was 4 yrs old! Some summers that has been the only camp that we did all summer long. More than just teaching soccer, they teach awesome values, encourage good nutrition and overall bring lots of love and inspiration to what they do. Our son is now 8 yrs. old and it is great to see him look out for the little ones at camp and be encouraging to others. We love the international coaching staff, and are quite confident that a part of who our son turns out to become in his life will in part have been influenced by the great people and family behind this Marin soccer institution.

-Kristin L.

Dave Fromer’s Soccer Camp has the best coaches. My children have been attending for the last 12 year’s (I have 5 from 19 to 3), and they have all loved it, even the one who hated sports had a great time because the coaches really care about the kids. Although soccer is the point, it is much more than that, it is about teaching kids how to have fun in a physical way, and also about how to learn soccer skills in a fun, not overly competitive environment.

I have one child who went on to play college soccer, and one who never played soccer again, but both still talk about how much they loved camp and the coaches. The younger generation is now starting, and love it just as much.

Great place for all levels of soccer players.

-L.B.

I would recommend Dave Fromer’s soccer camp to kids with all skill levels. My son was a beginner and very shy when he started going to their camp when he was 5 and now that he is 9 and been participating in all programs they lead he has great skills, more confidence and sportsmanship.

-Ramona Z.

Many Marin kids have gotten their start at Dave Fromer’s Marin Soccer Camps. My two kids started with Pee Wee, went to his soccer camps year after year, participated in the the very fun indoor Soccer League, and now…are still playing soccer in their twenties! Dave and his staff love soccer! And they make it fun for your kids. they instill a love and passion for the Beautiful Game.

-Linda P.


Thank you for the wonderful soccer week my kids had in Tahoe playing soccer at your camp! Your camp was so well organized, it was fun and so positive for my kids. We truly enjoyed! Coach Marco is incredible! As was coach Kevin and Amelia! We really love the stories skills and positive instruction! Thank you!

-Rachel Hekemian


We have been an enthusiastic ‘Dave Fromer soccer’ family for several years.

Our sons, Noah and Sean have played indoor soccer for five years and attended Summer Soccer Camp for three years. We give all of the Dave Fromer programs our highest recommendation!

We appreciate the coaches who teach in a friendly, positive and supportive way (who encourage each child’s personal best). We like the organization and effective communication of the program’s leaders. We love the balance between skill learning, practice and game playing. Most of all, our boys say ‘IT IS REALLY FUN!’ and the parents think it is FUN too!

We are sad when the indoor soccer season is over. We wish it could go on all year! And their absolute favorite summer camp is the Dave Fromer Soccer Camp!

Thank you for bringing such an important gift to Marin County for 27 years!

-Michelle & Patrick Gannon


Hi Dave. Our 9 year-old daughter had a great experience, and we had a great time watching. Playing indoors this winter definitely tuned her up for Select league tryouts, and her little brother got so fired up being around all that soccer that he’s off to a great start in his spring program as well. Thanks for the super coaching and the great league you’ve put together. See you next year!

-Happy Soccer Dad


Hey, Fromer Family,

Thank you so much for the dedication and joy you’ve brought to our family and the kids of Mill Valley through the MVSC and WISL. I’ve enjoyed learning from Dave and coaching rec and WISL teams for the past eight years.

Wishing you guys continued success and happiness.

Love,
Brendan Hickey


My son’s first experience with organized team sports was with Fromer’s Indoor Soccer league. It opened up a whole new world of team play, cooperation, excitement and camaraderie! He loved it. He has now played for three years and we look forward to many more. I appreciate that the focus was primarily on team cooperation and on the joy of soccer rather than on winning. The Fromer family brings a wonderful blend of knowledge, expertise and kindness to the field.

-Eileen Leggett


I can’t tell you how much this [indoor soccer] season meant to my son who is 7. He is extremely shy and tried soccer once in a competitive environment and never wanted to go back. My friend suggested your program…. He LOVED this season so much and actually came out of his shell. The whole ambiance of the games, your staff and your program was so upbeat, well organized and such good fun. Kids got a real chance to learn and play; it was about working together instead of who could win. We are so incredibly grateful for such a fantastic…experience. Our only regret is that your program isn’t year-round. We are die-hard fans of you now and are ready to follow you anywhere.

-Juliet


My daughter…attended your soccer camp…and had a wonderful experience. Not only did she gain incredible confidence, learn some fancy tricks, meet some new friends, but she also gained something that was invaluable–a newfound LOVE for soccer.

-Tiffany Bond


Just wanted to say thank you…for all your efforts in putting the Dave Fromer Soccer League together. Kids and parents have had so much fun and have learned so much about not only soccer but about working together, respect for others, etc…. We know how much is involved in making this league happen. So, from all of the countless parents and kids whom you have helped over the years, we want to thank you and hope you will be able to sustain these efforts for many years to come.

-Joe McNulty


Dear Friends at Dave Fromer’s,

Another terrific indoor soccer season! Having now coached the Roaring Lions…and the Flaming Balls…for the second year, I can tell you this program is fantastic and great fun for the families and kids. Plus, your staff of…refs are all terrific to work with and role models for our kids. Look forward to seeing in summer camps and to next year’s winter league.

-Gordon Palmateer


Hi Dave and All,
I just wanted to let you know that my daughter attended the Senior Camp this summer with coach Mark Mackbee and his wonderful assistant Diego. She had an awesome time! She felt that she gained a lot of new skills and was challenged to become a better player. She has played soccer since Kindergarten, both recreational and competitive and this is the first time that she has come home really excited about a camp. She can’t wait to attend it again next summer. I really hope you will have it again. Also, could you please pass on our appreciation to Mark and Diego.

-Kim


We love Dave, and our daughter can’t imagine summer without Dave’s camps…. Your camps are so well-run, organized and well thought-out. With a soccer-crazy child like C., we’ve attended many soccer camps throughout the Bay Area, from Berkeley to Stanford to Mustang to Belmont. Without question, Dave is the best at understanding children and using music, games and a spirit of fun to teach top-notch soccer skills. We see improvement in C.’s game each week she spends at your camp. More than anything else we’re so grateful for the attention and support the coaches have shown our daughter – they remember her each time they see her, and have always been so helpful in advising how she can stay challenged and keep improving in the organized youth soccer system.

Again, we can’t thank Dave and his great organization enough. C. looks forward to coming to camp soon!

-Deanna Hodgin


Hi, my name is Sam Suskind and I am now a Senior at Terra Linda High School. The first time I ever played soccer was at your camp in Mill Valley when I was 3. I would like to thank you for sparking my interest in the greatest game on the planet. I wanted to let you know that it all started at your camp.

-Sam Suskind


Lewis Usher trained (my daughter) Marissa during her first three years. She has the great footwork/skills that you taught her. You taught her the scissors move, passing, and the intricate footwork…. You were a great first coach because she learned the correct skills from the beginning and from you! ….All of your patience with those little children can make such a difference. Thanks for caring and coaching… And (to) Dave Fromer. I have lived in Mill Valley for many years so we appreciate that you brought soccer to Mill Valley.

-Lynn Noonan


I want to thank all the coaches for a great week(Lucas Valley School). My son, Jack Chung, had a lot of fun and learned so much. His first day was rough but the coaches were great making him feel welcome.. We look forward to participating in the winter soccer league.

-Shelagh Chung


Dave is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. His love for the game, the community, and especially the kids is so apparent and filters down into all the programs they offer and especially into the quality and passion of the coaches on his staff. My daughter was enrolled in one of his preschool programs and although she was not the most focused or athletic one on the field, she still had a great time and learned. We are so fortunate to have Dave and his coaches in this community!

-Rachel A.


If you’re looking for a whole-child, soccer experience for your son or daughter, then Dave Fromer’s Soccer is it. In addition to solid soccer skills, Dave’s program focuses on character development, teamwork, and how to get along with others. My two grown children spent a number of years in Dave’s program, and often reflect back on the influence it had on their later successes in school and as accomplished adults. With Dave’s program, the concept of being a complete winner takes place on and goes beyond the soccer field.

-Joel K.


I highly recommend Dave Fromer’s Soccer Camp!!!! As a Marin County school teacher for over ten years, many, many of my students have attended his camps and have all raved about the wonderful experience. My son has also attended his camps, and we both found the program to be fun and highly instructional. As a parent, I also took comfort in knowing that this camp provided a safe, warm, nurturing place to leave my son each day. The coaches were so caring and attentive to his needs. Not only is Dave Fromer the most highly regarded soccer coach in the county, he is a rare person of unique integrity, compassion, warmth, and kindness. He went above and beyond to ensure my son was happy and engaged. A wonderful program run by a fantastic team of people!!!

-Cristina R.


As a teacher in the Mill Valley School District, I highly recommend Dave Fromer Soccer Camp. Many of my students in the past 15 years have raved about this camp, along with their parents.

-Mary W.