We are Skills | Engaging | Fun | Perfectionists

At Above & Beyond Soccer, Coach Hermes Lima teaches soccer fundamentals in a fun and engaging way. He focuses on skills, not drills!

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About

0709_01Above and Beyond Soccer is a coaching experience for athletes ages three to eight. Playing soccer should be fun, not challenging. Coach Hermes Lima makes learning soccer techniques as fun and engaging as possible!

Hermes has eight years of experience coaching soccer. He has his G and F License with Massachusetts Youth Soccer and currently working on his E license. He has a Goalkeeping Level 1 Certification with NSCAA and working on other levels. He is also CPR and First Aid certified.

Hermes is originally from the Cape Verde Islands and is fluent in both English and Cape Verdean creole, while also being conversational in Spanish and Portuguese. He is a proud father to a 5 year old daughter and is currently working as a Youth Worker at St. Peter’s Catholic Charities. His enthusiasm, humor, and attention to detail make Hermes an ideal coach for this age group. He’s coached kids for well over 5 years so he’s receptive to the strengths and weaknesses of each athlete, playing up the strengths while strengthening the weaknesses. Hermes makes each athlete into the best player he or she can be.

Hermes has coached with several accomplished and well-known soccer companies, including Super Soccer Stars, NEFC, and Be Ahead of the Game. He knows their philosophies and combined them into his own coaching approach.

Beyond his personal experience coaching soccer, Hermes has been playing soccer competitively for almost 20 years, so he knows what works well on the field. He was a key player on the soccer team for Mount Ida College, where he graduated with a degree in Sports Management. Hermes was a starter and played various positions including forward, midfield, defense, and goalie. He continues to improve his own soccer skills by playing on an adult soccer leagues with Teamworks Acton and Boston Ski and Sports Club. These experiences, and his eternal passion for soccer, motivated him to start his own coaching business.

Parent Video: A Private Lesson with Coach Hermes

Our Experience

Here is a look at Coach Hermes’ experience!

22
years playing soccer
12
years working with kids
6
years coaching soccer