Player Development

Wells Thompson on Excelling in Youth Soccer

Former MLS player Wells Thompson will give his advice on improving performance for pre-college athletes.

by Charles LaCalle

Charles works with Trace to educate teams and parents on using video effectively for player development and recruiting.

Trace’s Tim Bennett will speaks with Wells Thompson, an MLS veteran and the founder of Soccer Resilience. Wells co-founded Soccer Resilience to help others reach their full mental, physical and emotional potential, on and off the field. Through his 9-year career as a professional soccer player (#5 pick in the 2007 MLS Draft and 2010 MLS Cup Champion), coach, entrepreneur and ultrarunner, Wells has learned valuable lessons about what it takes to go from youth soccer to college soccer to Major League Soccer. He shares his story in this workshop. 

This workshop covers…
– How to use game film effectively to accelerate improvement
– Staying mentally fit before games
-Controlling emotions and staying receptive to feedback
– How athletes should prepare for college soccer recruiting in 2021

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