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Hi, I'm James Riley. I believe every soccer player deserves a proven plan to take their game to the next level. For this reason, I specialize in team, small-group, and 1-on-1 based training programs for competitive soccer players.






Are you satisfied with your soccer player's personal development?

At JR7 SOCCER, I know that many young soccer players want to take their game to the next level, yet despite their hard work, they notice themselves without a plan and underperforming leaving them frustrated.

As a result, I've designed an innovative program that teaches dedicated soccer players how to EatThink, and Train like a pro - so they're able to establish competitive advantages and accelerate their development.

 Has this been your soccer player's experience?

  • Are they struggling with confidence on and off the field?
  • Do they have difficulty playing their best during tryouts, practices, and games?
  • As a parent, are you simply searching for supplemental options to complement your soccer player's current training schedule?

The good news is - I CAN HELP!

Meet coach James Riley

I get it. I remember what it was like trying to take my game to the next level, but not knowing how to get there.

As a young player, I looked for every competitive advantage that I could find and tried to emulate players that I admired. I never took short cuts, and over time I began to excel past my competition.

In effect, I earned a full athletic scholarship to play college soccer at Wake Forest University. I went on to captain the team during my senior year to the #1 NCAA Division I ranking. I even earned my degree in 3.5 years, which made my mother incredibly proud.

Additionally, I was selected 21st overall in the 2005 Major League Soccer Super Draft and went on to orchestrate an 11-year career in MLS that included (6) championship trophies!

Even more so, I've harnessed the best of my experiences and created JR7 SOCCER to help dedicated soccer players elevate their game to new standards by learning how to Eat, Think, and Train like a pro. So, they're able to establish competitive advantages and accelerate their development.

With all that said, my ultimate mission is to INSPIRE, INFORM, and IMPACT dedicated soccer players to flourish as individuals, teammates, and, most importantly, as a people!

To your success, 


James Riley


as a pro MLS Player
MLS games started, out of 251 played
Lamar Hunt U.S. Cup Championships
MLS Cup Championship


"Would highly recommend James. He brings great enthusiasm, knowledge, skill, and personality to his coaching sessions. It is unusual to have the opportunity to work 1-on-1 with someone of his caliber. My son recently had his first session with James - he thoroughly enjoyed it, learned a lot - and looks forward to working with James consistently. "


"Coach James is in a league of his own, without reservation one of the best trainers we have had the pleasure of working with. "


"Our son had aspirations to play college soccer. However, he was struggling with his confidence and overall mentality to compete. We were searching for a high caliber coach that could motivate our son and create a game plan to help maximize his potential. James' impact on our son has been excellent! In James, we found a coach that could provide our son with a breath of fresh air and a different perspective. James became a coach that our son could trust and respect. Through James' guidance, our son has taken his game and readiness to another level. He equipped our son with the tools and character traits to be recruited by the #1 ranked Wake Forest University Men's Soccer Team. We are beyond thankful for the impact that James has had on our son and feel grateful that our family calls him a friend and our son calls him a mentor. "


"We are receiving world-class training by James. I'm extremely impressed with the attention to detail and high quality of training, information, and motivation, my daughter is receiving from James. I highly recommend James as a trainer for all soccer players. "


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