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New Heights Soccer Academy is your resource for coach and player clinics, courses and tutorials. I am Mark Ruest, the owner and instructor. I work to bring something special to the soccer training environment. Through years of experience as a physical educator and nationally certified soccer coach, I have dedicated myself to sharing skills and knowledge with both children and adults. My ability to connect with coaches and players and engage them in an efficient, quality learning environment allows for a high quality experience. Sessions are fun, engaging, skill based and age appropriate.

You will find the teaching methodologies and learning environment a notch above the rest. Each player achieves success at an accelerated rate while cultivating a love of the game. Please explore the tabs above to learn more and find out how you can get involved!

I conduct player clinics and camps periodically throughout the year. The sessions are designed for those who are interested in improving all aspects of their game. Whether working with players just learning the basics or refining the abilities of those who are ready for sophisticated techniques and tactics, I have the skills necessary to help every participant as they strive to play at a higher level. [Learn More]

Are you a recreation coach who needs help getting started with session planning and game organization? Maybe you are a competitive / elite level coach interested in helping your players reach their full potential. No matter which of these describes you, I can help you improve your understanding of the game and how to teach it. As the former Director of Coach and Player Education for the NH Soccer Association and a long time instructor of US Soccer Federation Coaching Courses, I have helped thousands of individuals just like you. Go to the Coaching Education section to find out about clinics, workshops and seminars being offered. Also check out the online Coaching Resources. [Learn More]

I provide a variety of services to clubs and organizations. Examples include; conduct training sessions for players, observe and provide feedback on coaching performance, present or speak at events, consult with directors to create or improve programs, develop and deliver clinics and workshops. [Learn More]
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See what's possible!
Coaching is more than running drills and picking line-ups. The best coaches communicate, inspire, and invest a piece of themselves in their athletes. The best coaches teach. Mark Ruest is a teacher of athletes. Give your kids just one week with Coach Ruest. See what's possible.

~ Jay Nash

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Making It Fun
The clinics were great and I got to hear some great feedback from some of our volunteer coaches. The kids had a blast too!

~ Adam H.

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Being Passionate
This is a long overdue thank you for coming out a few weeks ago! Your energy and skill are always a treat to observe and learn from - thanks! The girls really had fun, too!

~ Johanna M.

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Having An Impact
Thanks again for working with my team. We had three games this week and the girls did really well. I am writing because one of the kids yelled to pass it to her "through the window!' They learned the terminology from you and she was looking at a scenario where there where distinct windows. It was very cool!

~ Lauren G.

Live Events
Attending a live event gives participants a first hand opportunity to see what makes my instruction unique and effective. Check out the current list of Coaching Education or Player Training Opportunities. If you are interested in bringing me to your area, email or call for availability and details.
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Contact me at:

   (603) 483-2421

Online Resources
Players click here to find items meant to inspire and materials to help them learn how to play an active role in their own development. Coaches click here for links to activity and training session libraries as well as an array of educational materials.