Kyle Ertel, originally from Oahu, Hawaii joined our team at Champion’s QUEST in 2015. He attended Punahou High School in Honolulu, where he lettered in baseball and soccer. During his junior and senior seasons he focused exclusively on soccer and was named team captain, while leading his team to the State Championship, their first in ten years. Kyle was also named to the HHSAA All-Star team his senior year.
After High School, Kyle was recruited to play soccer at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/ Kinesiology while continuing his soccer career from 2007-2010. In 2010, his team traveled to Brazil to play against professional clubs as a part of a mission’s trip with the school. Kyle also played semi-professionally for the San Diego Crew of the Premier Arena Soccer League for two years after college.
Since moving up to Orange County, Kyle has been a sports performance coach for the last 4 years, working with athletes to help them reach their goals in strength & conditioning and speed & agility. He currently holds his NSCA-CSCS and USA Weightlifting certifications. Kyle has also spent the last 3 years working for the LA Galaxy youth development program running soccer camps and clinics around Orange County. He currently holds an USSF “D” license and is very involved in the local soccer community.
“Working with youth athletes has been a passion of mine and have been fortunate to have a lot of coaches and mentors support me over the years. It’s my goal to give back to the athletes of this generation and be a positive influence for them. I strive to help my athletes reach their goals on and off the field and become the best person that they can be.”
“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
-Kyle’s favorite soccer team is Barcelona and Messi is his favorite player.
-When not in the gym or on the field, you can find him at the beach or in the mountains snowboarding.
-His favorite music band is Rebelution.
EMAIL COACH KYLE Kyle@ChampionsQUEST.com