My Story 

About Soccer Training Methods Creator

Learn About Soccer Training 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, like Johnny Cash said "i've been everywwwhere mann."    

December 28th, 1984

Born in Oakville Ontario, Canada (just outside of Toronto)

Summer 1992 

Played on my first house league soccer team, GO MAROON TEAM GO!

Summer 1995

Made my first Rep Club team Oakville Thunder

April 2003

Played in the biggest youth soccer tournament in the world the Dallas Cup with Woodbridge Strikers in the Super Group (Benfica, U18 USA National Team, UNAM PUMAS, Tigres)

Fall 2002

Represented Canada at the XC World Junior Championships

Fall 2002

Joined Woodbridge Soccer Club U18 where we went on to win an Ontario Cup, League Cup and League title all in the same year

Summer 2004

Received a soccer scholarship to Graceland University (Iowa, USA)

Fall 2004

With University teammates in my Freshman (first) year in Brazil for pre season training camp

November 21, 2006

Won the NAIA National Championship with Graceland University in my third year there 

Summer 2007

Played in the PDL (Premier Development League) with the Des Moines Menace

November 2007

Selected to the First Team All Conference and First Team All Region Teams

March 2008

Invited to train with a Professional 1st Division Serbian Club                    (FK Vojvodina).  (Boy did I learn a lot about soccer training at the highest level at this trial)

May 2008

Graduated from Graceland University with a Business Administration Degree

August 2008

Went on my first professional trial in Serbia with FK Borac Cacak

August 2008

Signed my fist professional contract in Serbia with FK Mladost Apatin

Winter 2010

Invited on trial in the Irish 1st Division with Sligo Rovers

Summer 2010

Invited to trial in England where I attracted interested from Reading FC (English League 1 at the time) and Hibernian FC (Scottish 1st Division) but could not obtain a work visa for the UK

Summer 2011

Invited to join FC Perak in the Malayisan Super League

Summer 2011

Created with the intent to help those who share the same dream as I did to play professionally

All my experiences, trial stores, tips, advice or anything else about soccer training at the pro level

For The Aspiring Pro

Fall 2012

Coaching the Men's Soccer Team at Ryerson University, Toronto

annndd scene.  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.  Let me tell you what isn't shown here is the times I was smashed up against the rocks and had to persavere.  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 and opening paragraph.