Thomas Share's Journey with Ramo
My son Tommy started with TCSR when he was just about to turn 10 years old. After years of trying different sports, basketball, flag football, baseball, swim and a black belt in Karate, he had asked us to try soccer. After one fall season and Allstars, he begged to go to “Club” soccer. As we do not come from a “soccer” family, our son had not been born with any natural soccer ability, but he sure loved the beautiful game. So in January 2014, we took Tommy to Club.
It didn’t take long to see that he was far behind most of these kids. He did not know even the basics of how to correctly dribble or pass the ball. But he was insistent that Soccer was going to be his game. Luckily, after a few weeks, we heard of one of the Coaches that was running training on the side and we met Coach Ramo and his TCSR program.
I think Coach Ramo almost cried when he assessed my son’s skills at their first meeting. He was very clear that some of the training would be boring, repetitive, and often it was, but Ramo took on the challenge of teaching this kid from the beginning and Tommy took on the challenge of putting his soccer training first. Tommy had to keep a notebook and would be assigned a move to practice over and over until he mastered it. We would sit in the front yard and count hundreds, even thousands of his moves as he repeated his soccer homework as assigned. There were days that he wouldn’t want to go out and practice but our agreement was that he had to put the work in if we were going to put all our time (and money!) into club soccer.
Fast forward 5 and half years. Tommy has become a solid, if not one of the stronger players on his club team. He can play just about every position proficiently. He started Varsity as a Freshman at school and I have two other High School Coaches hounding me to bring him to their schools for the remainder of his High School years. I sincerely believe that we owe much of the credit for his skills and continued love of the game, to Coach Ramo and his TCSR program.
Christa Shore. Tommy's Mom
TCSR: THE BEST TRAINING EVER!!!!!!
TCSR: THE BEST TRAINING EVER!!!!!!
I met Coach Ramo when I was 9. The very first training day he asked the players to juggle the ball. I could only do 2 maybe 3 before I messed up! He explained to me how important juggling and all the drills he had us do( over and over and over) were and to keep a journal on all those drills. Now I warm up with 1000 juggles . If I ever showed up to training without my journal or without all my homework completed, Coach Ramo has a favorite tree about 150 yards away that I would be sprinting to and back!!! To this day I keep a journal of the drills I do daily! Without Coach Ramo Teaching me all those drills and having me keep a journal I would not be where I am today. I am now 14 and play for a 2003 USSDA team. We just had our evaluations from our coach and he told me I am the best technical/tactical player on the team. I owe all that to Coach Ramo and TCSR Training. He is not only a great coach/trainer but a great friend who comes over to my house so I can beat him in FIFA on the X Box!!!!!!
Thank You Coach Ramo
Arsenal FC US SOCCER DEVELOPMENTAL ACADEMY
Instrumental for my technique
"Coach Badohoun was instrumental in helping me develop a sound technical base as a young soccer player in Alaska. He is a very knowledgeable coach and has a great passion for the game."
Ramo’s impact on me as a player cannot be measured. My name is Jaden Mustacchio and I am a High School senior who is a commit to the University of California, Santa Cruz. I first met Ramo my freshman year in an advanced preseason camp that was hosted at my High School. On day one of the camp, I knew he was a special coach with a ridiculous amount of knowledge and passion for the game. He helped me take massive strides as a player, through his superior technical, tactical and physical training techniques. He showed me to take every game, practice and training exercise seriously, but he made sure and reminded me to always enjoy the game. The intensity of his camps never disappoint, they helped me in every way as a player and prepared me for any situation on the field. Ramo is not only a phenomenal coach, he is a great person, that is easy to get along with which makes his coaching that much more enjoyable and effective. He played a big role in getting me to the next level and I cannot thank him enough. It is with pleasure and honor I recommend Ramo to any player that is seeking to be better.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Thanks for the opportunity
My name is Kevin Barry, and I have played for several clubs and organizations for competitive sports since an early age. One of my biggest opportunities however, came when I was 16 years of age, when I was recruited to play in a French division in Boulogne France. This opportunity only arose thanks to the help of a man named Ramo Badohoun. Ramo found me in Anchorage Alaska, where he then trained me for nearly a year prepping me for the level of European play, during which he set up meetings with clubs and organizations for me to have the chance to full fill my dreams as a soccer player. Ramo also arranged air fair, transportation methods, and living conditions. Finally after a year of training under TCSR Academy, led and created by Ramo himself, Ramo accompanied to Europe never leaving my side as I began my journey as a European prospect. Regardless of talent or character, I can honestly say my time spent on my trip was only successful thanks to the training, dedication, loyalty, and over all concern for my well being and career Ramo exemplified for me. Up until the club chose to take me in as a player and make a permanent home for me, Ramo never once left my side. Through out my stay in France I not only had a wonderful time enjoying a new country and all it had to offer but my level of play as a soccer player grew substantially. The level of play compared to that of the U.S was far more superior. Not only was the level of play faster, stronger, more passionate but the level of professionalism I received as far as coaching staff, personal training, and field conditions. Due to the level of commitment Ramo displayed in his connections, I had everything a young athlete could have ever wanted. Ramo also allowed me to stay with his family for the duration of my stay in Europe. Through out this entire process Ramo simply did this out of the kindness of his heart, never asking for anything except for my dedication and simply my best. Due to this experience my overall play was drastically improved, there has been no comparison to the level of college soccer or club ball in my life to the experience of that in Europe. This all transpired at the age of 16 for me. I am proud to say that Ramo has not only been a coach for me but a mentor through out my life not only as a soccer player but for my personal life and the growth of a young man as well. Ramo has help to mold my character and has always taught me to stay humble, regardless of the out come. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, and that can constitute on or off the field. In your daily lives or in the class room, or simply on the field. I can openly say I have made mistakes in my life, that is just simply a part of life. However, I cant ever recall a time I wasn't able to pick up the phone and call Ramo. Whether he was my coach, or just as a friend, he always answered and always had an answer for me. By joining TCSR Academy, you not only step into an atmosphere of the soccer life and that of those who share the same level of passion for the game as you may, but into a family as well. For every young boy or girl who has ever had a dream of being something more or has dreamed of what they would do if they just had an opportunity, well Ramo can give you that opportunity, if you can give the devotion it may take to get their. I am proud to say Ramo has been a coach a mentor but, most importantly my friend.
Fort Lewis College
Personally like to thank Ramo Badohoun
I would personally like to thank Ramo Badohoun for everything he has done for me in my life. I have known Ramo for almost a decade now and consider him a life long brother and best friend. I was the first member of Ramo's TCSR Academy when he started the club back in Alaska. He helped prepare me not only for excellence in the sport of soccer, but also provided a guiding hand when it came to make the correct life choices. It was never just about soccer for Ramo, but more about creating a bond that would last long after my soccer career ended. I've played on two international soccer tournaments with Ramo as coach. Both tournaments were located in France and provided a wealth of knowledge and experience that I will always be able to use. Aside from club level coaching, Ramo was also my collegiate coach at Eastern Nazarene College for three years. The three years of guidance under Ramo were integral to my maturation process as not only a soccer player, but also as a man. Ramo's philosophies and teachings have aided me in more ways than can be described. I am deeply thankful that God has blessed me with such an important male figure in my life and I know that Ramo and I will continue to be great friends throughout the rest of life. Thank you very much Ramo.
Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA
Quincy High School Mass, Boys Varsity Soccer Coach
"Never be able to repay Ramo"
Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA
Thank you Ramo
My name is Bri Randall and I am currently a freshman at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. I met Coach Ramo when he coached a clinic at my high school. Ramo improved my technical abilities on the field, but more importantly he improved my mental capabilities when it came to goalkeeping. He taught me to be fearless, but technically sound. His impact on my play allowed me to be recruited to a great university and his lessons have stayed with me to this day. Ramo is a great coach who is willing to go the extra mile to affect players on a personal level. Thank you Ramo for helping me reach my goals.
Regis University in Denver, Colorado
What can be said about Coach Ramo-
I first met Coach Ramo at the age of 14, when I was attending a locally competitive summer soccer camp. I later had the privilege of having Ramo train my high school squad during the intense preseason weeks. On both occasions, my experience with Coach Ramo was so positive and beneficial, that I began to attend his individual training sessions. Although I had to get a part-time job to pay for theses sessions, training individually with Ramo was completely worth it! He help me improve, not only in my technical ability, but in my mental and tactical skills as well. He was also really fun to hang out with.
I became so confident in Ramo's coaching abilities that I left my home town in Nevada to attend college in Massachusetts, where Ramo was coaching. Under Ramo's coaching, I elevated my game, for he helped me improve my speed of play and bolster my long range shot. Statistically speaking, I had my best college soccer season under Coach Ramo.
The thing about Ramo, however, is that he goes beyond being a mere soccer coach. Yes, he loves the game, and of course he's passionate about coaching, but what really sets Coach Ramo apart from any of the other 15+ coaches that I've had is his personality. Ramo is a personal kind of guy, such that he transcend conventional coaching methods-- if anything, he can be described as a life-coach, mentor. What sets Coach Ramo apart? His approach is holistic; he appreciate you as an athlete AND as a person. He takes interest in your athletic goals, dreams, and pursuits as well as in simple (but important) things, like your friend and family life. Not to mention, Coach Ramo is probably one of the most cheerful people one will encounter, which becomes quite evident as soon as you meet him.
To all aspiring soccer players, especially youngsters, I would completely encourage you to get to know Ramo. Allow him to coach you and not only will you improve your skills and abilities, you will begin to see the game differently-- both the game of soccer and life.
Did I mention that he looks and dances like Akon?
Kenyon College -University of Nevada L.V, Eastern Nazarene College
Grateful for your impact
It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to say thank you to Ramo for the friendship and blessing he has passed on to our family. I have known Ramo for a number of years in this brief time I have found Ramo to be a very passionate young man ;with a strong drive and sense of purpose. Ramo has been a positive influence on our family with his compassion and honesty, a rare quality in the times in which we live. Ramo has been a friend and an excellent role-model to my son James Jr. Ramo 's background and life experiences give him a unique perspective on life, and Ramo has share these experiences with our family and we feel he is a great blessing with a mission and purpose to make his mark on the world through service to young people. I could go on about what camps Ramo helped my son to reach and his soccer achievements; however the things which were important to our family was that our son be around positive and motivate individuals who would seek to inspire him , Ramo is that person. I could not be happier for Ramo if he was my own son. We wish him a world of success and highly recommend him as a wonderful person who will inspire other to reach their goals in the most important game of all , the game of life.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
I'm Brady Roser and I went to the International Tournament of Talence with Ramo's U20 team and spent the month of July in Bremen, Germany trying out for the Bremen U21 side. The tournament in France was extremely fun and a life experience but it also let me see what I was getting myself into and by letting me see what I needed to work on over the next month.
Thank You Ramo
My name is Hannah Daly and I currently play soccer for the University of North Carolina. Ramo coached me when I was a young teen. Through his coaching he engrained many soccer habits into me that have followed me all the way to college soccer. Ramo taught me the importance of fitness for a goalkeeper or for any player for that matter. He taught me that if a player wants to get to the next level their fitness must be excellent. I remember at fitness practices he would run with us and continue to push us to the next level. Fitness is something that separated me from other players and coaches were able to see that. As a goalkeeper Ramo helped me with my decision making and reading the game. The goalkeeper is the most vital communicator on the field and Ramo taught me how to use precise communication. Without learning these qualities from Ramo, the next level of soccer for me would be unreachable. Ramo taught me many things about soccer, but the main thing he left with me was reminding me that I play soccer for fun. Ramo is a great coach who continued to bring out the pure joy of playing soccer. Thank you Ramo, for helping me develop as a player and remind me of how fun soccer is!
University of North Carolina