Jun 24, 2019
Tom Byer is a former professional soccer player originally
from New York but who is now based in Tokyo, Japan as one of the
most decorated and admired grassroots soccer coaches in the Asian
region. HIs official title is Tom is the Technical Consultant for
the Ministry of Education School Football Campus Program”.
In this episode, we discuss ideas about how
to create a culture of ever-improving performance, the role of
sports academies, and the dark side of high-achieving,
performance-driven young athletes.
Tom was the first American soccer player to sign in
Asia. Over the past 24 years, Tom has been conducting events
in more than 2,000 locations with a total of 500,000 children
participating. To culminate his achievement, Adidas honored
Tom with the Golden Boot award, which he accepted in France after
the World Cup draw of 1998 for his contribution to youth soccer in
Judged by his football peers, the local and international
media, and the countless number of young Japanese over the space of
24 years, Tom Byer has forever changed the way Soccer is taught and
played throughout Japan and now his name and reputation begin to
attract great interest from other parts of Asia.
Highlights from the Podcast:
How having your own children changes how you coach other
Creating a methodology of coaching
What is the role of sport specific academies?
What does the Homelife of a child effect his or her level of
The dark side of high performance at a young age
How to make your best players better
Connect with Tom Byer
- Tom Byer’s Soccer Starts at Home [ebook]
- Tiger Woods Biography
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