Learn about Soccer Training Methods.com creator and my story to the pro ranks.
My entire story from youth soccer to the rep level to the University level and finally how I got to become a professional. Not every players path is the same but it helps to see how others successfully got there to get some insight on where you are, and where you need to get to.
Toronto to Iowa to Serbia to Ireland to England to Malaysia and back.
Born in Toronto, Canada
Played on my first house league soccer team, GO MAROON TEAM GO!
Made my first Rep Club team
Played in the biggest youth soccer tournament in the world the Dallas Cup against Benfica, U18 USA National Team, UNAM PUMAS and Mexico Tigres
Represented Canada at the XC World Junior Championships
Joined Woodbridge Soccer Club U17 where we went on to win an Ontario Cup, League Cup and League title all in the same year
Received a soccer scholarship to the USA
November 21, 2006
Won the NAIA National Championship in my Junior year
Played in the PDL (Premier Development League) with the Des Moines Menace
Selected to the First Team All Conference and First Team All Region Teams in my Senior season at University
Invited to train with a Professional 1st Division Serbian Club (FK Vojvodina)
Graduated with a Business Administration Degree
Went on my second professional trial in Serbia with FK Borac Cacak
Signed my first professional contract in Serbia with FK Mladost Apatin
Invited on trial in the Irish 1st Division with Sligo Rovers
Invited to trials in England where I attracted interested from Reading FC (English League 1 team) and Hibernian FC (Scottish 1st Division)
Invited on trial with FC Perak in the Malayisan Super League
Created Soccer-Training-Methods.com with the intent to help those who share the same dream as I did to play professionally
All my experiences, trial stores, tips, advice and anything else about soccer training at the pro level to help you sign pro
For The Aspiring Pro
There it is my life and soccer story in a nutshell. Sometimes the best way to learn all about soccer training is from somebody who has gone through it themselves.
No two people will take the exact same path but as you can see in my story there are certain important milestones I hit to achieve my dream and that you can learn from.
When putting together my story and piecing together all the things I've gone through, on paper it looks pretty clear cut and easy. What isn't shown here are all the times I failed and then learned from those experiences that have created invaluable learning opportunities for me to pass on to aspiring pro's like yourself.
This may have been my path but the day by day struggles that I faced and you will face will define if your story has more than just an opening paragraph.
This site is designed to help those embarking on on their path to playing professionally and the tools they will need to get there.