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Instepper Mission

Improve soccer by improving the FIRST-TOUCH.

Infuse FUN into FUNdamentals and FUNdraising.

Inspire Instepper Mentors to Change the World.


Hi, I’m Alex Kos, the founder of Instepper. My soccer and athletic body-of-work has culminated with the launch of Instepper.
  • Started playing soccer in Europe at 5. Played competitively through high school and post-college until 28.
  • 3-year All-American field goal kicker and punter at Brown University. Developed my love and appreciation of, and understanding for, technical precision.
  • Coached all 3 of my kids’ House and Comp soccer team up thru U12. Obtained my E/D license.
  • Invented and patented a soccer training device called Loopball. The idea came about because of my frustration and difficulty to improve my kids’/players’ first-touch.
  • Launched Loopball 1.0. The lessons-learned list is long.
  • Refereed at the Club, HS, and college soccer level. With the best seat in the house, I witnessed every day that a confident first-touch was still missing from most players, even at the college level.
  • Managed Impact Soccer Club’s youth referee mentoring program. What impressed me most was how well high school and college-aged referees mentored younger referees.
  • Blogging about “Improving Soccer in the United States” (http://improvesoccerus.wordpress.com).
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