Coach Izzy Palermo, Fury Performance Academy

Performance Coach

Isaiah Schafer

Former Collegiate & Professional Soccer Player, Isaiah Schafer, has joined the Fury Coaching Team to help soccer athletes develop their soccer performance skills. The addition of Isaiah to our Team is a game-changer for soccer clients wanting to take their game to the next level.


PLACE OF BIRTH

Lakewood, Colorado

COACHING EXPERIENCE

5 YEARS


Which sports have you played competitively?

Club: Colorado Rush, Nike team
Years played: 10 Years
Position: Forward, Outside Mid

High School: Green Mountain High School
Years Played: 4 Years
Position: Outside Mid
Honors: 4 years, varsity athletic award.
Second team All Conference, 2008 (Also team captain)

College: University of Sioux Falls
Years Played: 2 Years, 2008-2009
Position: Outside Mid, Forward, Outside back
Honors: Honorable Mention as a freshman, 2008
Second team All Conference, 2009

College: Mars Hill College
Years Played: 2 Years, 2010-2011
Position: Outside Mid, Forward
Honors: Started every game in 2010. Recorded 5 goals 5 assists
Pre-season first team all conference 2011

PDL (Semi-pro): Colorado Foxes
Years Played: 2011-2012
Position: Outside Mid, Forward, Outside back



Professional: Pre-season training camp with Seattle Sounders (2013)

Professional: Phoenix FC (USL)
Years Played: 2013/2014
Games Played: 25
Position: Right Back

Professional: Vaasan Palloseura (VPS) Finnish premiere league
Years Played: 2015
Position: Right Back

Professional: Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Years Played: 2016
Position: Right Back/Center back

Professional: Tulsa Roughnecks
Years Played: 2016
Position: Center back



Why are you passionate about coaching?


“I am passionate about being a coach/instructor because it gives me the opportunity to positively impact clients/athletes on a daily basis. I am able to use my education and experience to help individuals reach their full potential.”



What type of certifications/ training have you received?


ISSA – SPECIALIST IN STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
Bachelor of Science – Biology



Personal Hobbies?


“Soccer, training, and working out are my biggest passions! I was born in Colorado and have traveled the world thanks to the game of soccer. When im not in the gym, Im spending time with friends or catching up with family back home.”



Coaching Motivation?


“What motivates me as a coach is knowing first hand the impact that a positive, energetic, well rounded, experienced coach can have on an athlete/client.”



Areas of Focus


  • Soccer
  • Strength
  • Performance


Which athletes that you have trained that are now in collegiate/ professional level?


  • Montez Loman- Basketball (Tennessee State University, Raleigh Firebirds, Jamestown Jackals)
  • Libby Moore – Soccer (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)
  • Travis Bowen – Soccer (La Galaxy)