What is The Total Soccer Player?
Johan Cruyff and the Dutch National Team of 1974 coined the term "Total Football' which meant that any player on the field could play any position. I love that idea and feel strongly that soccer players should be well-rounded. This site takes the idea of a Total Footballer a a step further and discusses nutrition, mobility, strength and conditioning, psychology, technical training, tactics, and pretty much anything that will help all of us become not only amazing soccer players, but mentally and physical healthy and happy human beings.
To me, the Total Soccer Player is a soccer player who plays the game not only because they love it, but as a means of self-discovery and discovering truths about life. Soccer has been one of the greatest teachers in my life and has shown me how to handle failure and agony, the importance of a holistic approach in staying healthy and achieving success, how to take advice and listen to others, how to speak to others, and the importance of putting aside the ego and living a life of gratitude and presence.
To those who want to optimize the performance of the individual soccer player. We cover technical training, athletic development, nutrition, and mindset strategies to get soccer players performing their best.
Soccer Drills Ball & Wall
Check out our video page for more soccer tips, interviews, and training methods. Training with a soccer ball and wall is a super effective way to work on all skills without the need for other people to play the ball in.
The cruyff turn
The Cruyff is a great move to create space in a soccer game. It is easily applied when faking a long ball, shot, or cross. The Cruyff has advantages over other methods of changing direction that I discuss in the video.