Every coach seeks intelligent players. But how do we develop them? Traditional training has fallen short. Emphasis on the physical maturity of our players has missed the mark and intelligence has been banished to the sidelines. It may be time to rethink and redesign talent development.
If we are to nurture our player’s capacity to play this game well we should design our trainings to develop cognition, competence, and character. This course will examine the limitations of traditional training and introduce a new paradigm for talent development.
We are honored to be hosted by the Houston Dynamo Academy.
The Dynamo Academy (MLS) strives towards the highest levels of youth soccer development. We look to learn from clubs nationally and internationally, but have our own unique Dynamo Academy Game Model and Development Methodology. The goal of the Dynamo Academy is to provide each young player a platform to grow and excel in the game and in life.
Todd Beane is Founder of TOVO Training and TOVO Academy Barcelona. In TOVO Training, Beane has combined proven pedagogical practices of experts in the field of education with the visionary components of a total football legend into a dynamic and practical training methodology.
Beane worked with Johan Cruyff for 14 years to create the Cruyff Institute for Sport Studies and to deliver total football training programs to professional clubs worldwide.
Beane graduated from Dartmouth College in 1986 with a B.A. in English Literature. Upon graduation, he was awarded a Rotary Scholarship to attend the University of Sussex in England. Todd concluded his formal studies at Stanford University where he earned an M.A. in Education and a Secondary Teaching Credential.
As an athlete, Todd played NCAA Division I soccer at Dartmouth College before playing professional soccer in the USISL. During his tenure in the United States, he was awarded a US Soccer Federation “A” License, coaching both collegiately and professionally. He has served on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University as Director of the Native Vision Program and later as Director of the Cloud Forest School in Costa Rica.
Todd Beane currently resides in Sitges, Spain with his wife Chantal Cruyff and their six children.
Participate in dynamic discourse.
Develop purposeful trainings.
Reinforce your learning.
Design your own trainings.
Thurs. December 19
3:30pm-5:30pm Classroom Session
6:00pm-7:30pm Field Session
Fri. December 20
3:00pm-4:30pm Field Session
5:00pm-7:00pm Classroom Session
This course will be presented in three learning environments: the classroom, the field and online. In person, each participant will participate in the classroom workshops and the on-field sessions. Then, to promote a more profound and lasting learning, we offer content online as a follow-up.
We engage coaches in interactive workshops to detail the fundamental concepts of dynamic training. In these workshops we will determine the unique characteristics of competitive athletes and map out an effective strategy to develop total footballers.
- Defining the Modern Footballer
- Pedagogy & Principles
Instruction on the field focuses upon implementing a coherent and engaging training session. We will demonstrate specifically how the TOVO Training architecture more effectively develops players of vision, precision, and pace.
- Traditional vs. TOVO Training
- The Architecture of Intelligent Training
Coaches will actively engage in the program knowing that material will be presented online. The online portion of the program reinforces the workshops and field sessions and delves into extraordinary training.
- Training Intelligence
- The Architecture of Success
- Elements of the TOVO Triangle
- The Ideal Footballer
- Problem Solving Progressions
- A Case for Cognitive Fitness
- Total Development Conclusion
Action Learning Model
A Proactive Process
Learning is achieved through ambition, dedication, and resilience. With this in mind, our learning model presents dynamic challenges to be explored with commitment. Our players learn proactively and reflect respectfully. We understand that learning is a process riddled with error and peppered with perseverance. We are educators first and our task is to nurture people of great cognition, competence and character.
- Student Centered
- Task Oriented
- Pedagogically Sound
- Proactive & Participatory
- Individualized Development
- Collective Collaboration
A Specialized Faculty
Experienced educators and professional coaches develop our programs. We blend the latest research with a practical approach to program implementation. Our faculty has led top-level projects at some of the world’s most respected academic institutions and best football academies within Europe and beyond.
A Global Family
An Accomplished Alumni Network
Football is the world’s beautiful game. What started as a concept has grown into a movement. Rethinking and redesigning talent development will have profound effects on student-athletes worldwide. From a concept presented by TOVO’s founder Todd Beane in December of 2016 to thousands of players and coaches around the globe who benefit from the TOVO Methodology, this movement has taken root. We now have served clubs and coaches from every corner of this marvelous globe.