Nicky Holender

Nicky Holender played professional soccer in Europe for 10 years.  From the English professional leagues to the Norwegian leagues, he has trained and played soccer at a high level.  After his playing career, Nicky transitioned into fitness training and became one of the go to trainers for Hollywood’s A-listers.  He founded and currently manages a world-class training company, EPIC Lifestyle.  Recently, he has turned his attention back to soccer and is training some of the English Premier League’s stand out players, working on technical, tactical, and physical excellence.  During his training career, Nicky has worked with some of the top players and coaches from the EPL, French League 1, and the German Bundesliga either in LA or at their European training camps.  The L.A. Vikings is the natural next step to bringing his expertise to the US game.  Nicky holds an UEFA B coaching license.our own, click here.

Halivar “Hal” Sigmundstad

Halivar “Hal” Sigmundstad is an experience soccer professional.  Hestarted his playing career in Norway and was an exciting prospect on the U19 academy squad for a top professional Norwegian club.  Because of injury, his playing career was cut short and so he decided to pursue a career in coaching at the prestigious Norwegian School of Sports Science (NSSS).  Hal graduated at the top of his class with a degree in coaching, training, and sports psychology, specializing in soccer.  As a UEFA licensed professional he has coached several successful teams in Norway at the club, regional, and national level, including the Norwegian Men’s National Team.  He is also affiliated with the Norwegian Trainers Association, Norwegian Soccer Association, Norwegian Centre of Soccer Excellence,  and Norwegian Elite Soccer.  Hal is also a licensed soccer analyst and has been involved with the technical analysis of elite teams and international teams for many years.  He has also headed up a 7-year project doing statistics on all of the games of the Norwegian Premier League.  Hal is also an author, publishing several internationally acclaimed articles based on his soccer research at the NSSS.  Hal is growing a reputation in the US as a top sports and fitness trainer with a clientele that includes celebrities, athletes, and players at all levels and ages.

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