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Peter was born in Germany and moved to the states when he was a boy.  After high school, he returned to Germany and played for a club that won the U19 national championship.  Peter went on to play professionally in Costa Rica and Germany and has been a teammate of world cup players from numerous countries.

Peter is a certified teacher and has over 10 years of experience as a full-time coach, including four years as an NCAA Division 1 coach and as a staff member for Olympic Development Programs for California Youth Soccer Association (Cal-South) and United States Youth Soccer (West Region).  Peter's mentors have included Afshin Ghotbi (former national team coach of Iran and assistant for US and South Korean World Cup Teams) and Benno Hartmann (former director of one of Germany's sixteen state soccer academies).

While no longer a full-time coach, Peter is a teacher at heart and continues seeking insight into how players learn best.  He believes that the psychological and social lessons learned through soccer are the most important elements of the game for young players as they transcend the field and have the power to help create healthy, strong, evolved human beings capable of making positive change in the world.  Peter also has not forgotten that soccer is about "play" and should provide avenues to joy and transcendent experiences. 

Peter has completed a five-month residency at the German Soccer Federation School in Barsinghausen and has participated in the German Soccer Federation's "A" license coaching course. He has taken an English FA coaching course and holds an "A" coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation.   Peter is recognized as a fitness guru and was once considered a trainer to the stars after being asked to work with actors including Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Val Kilmer.

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