The X Factor Coach of the week for Feb. 24: Rob Zimmerman

Each week, in addition to the club of the week, the Lightning does a special feature on the coach of the week. Often the coach chosen is the leader of the club we spotlight. These coaches are talented individuals who are helping to shape youth soccer, instilling a sense of pride in the players, and teaching them a love of the sport. It is because of coaches such as these that soccer will continue to grow and thrive in Louisville for years to come.

Rob Zimmerman, owner 4 Kicks for Kidz and father of 3 young children, played college soccer at Otterbein College in Westerville, OH. After spending time in the healthcare field, Rob became motivated to create a career lifestyle that was inclusive of his family and that could contribute to a healthy lifestyle for his kids. In researching children’s fitness programs, Rob grew certain that there was an opportunity to develop healthy programs that could be derived from the game of soccer.

To find more information on 4 Kicks for Kidz or to contact Rob Zimmerman, email