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Coach Marcus DiBernardo is one the top experts in the world when it comes to increasing soccer intelligence & player development. His unique coaching methodology uses the latest research from neuroscientists, ecological physiologists,  cognitive psychologists, exercise physiologists, nutritionists, holistic health professionals, sports psychologists, sleep specialists, movement experts, top brain theory educators, information processing models, top soccer coaches, and many more. Coach DiBernardo looks at player development from an information processing aspect and an ecological perspective, both approaches are very different, but many of player development methods overlap. Coach DiBernardo's methodology focuses on creating effective learning environments that lead to the development of unique and special skill sets, ultimately increasing soccer intelligence, technical ability, and tactical proficiency. Player development revolves around small-area, medium-area, and large-area game-based trainings that are founded on representative game design principles of soccer. A hybrid positional play model combined with a constraints based model are featured heavily in his work.  The courses Coach DiBernardo offers are like no other coaching course in the world, the methods will directly challenge what has been taught in traditional coaching courses, making you re-think the way you teach the game. If you are looking to be inspired with a fresh perspective, and new tools for player development,  these courses are for you.   Remember -  "The future of player development is in the brain, it is not in the physical aspect!"

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Sometimes we practice on slippery, extremely narrow or extremely wide pitches, players control the ball with their knees before passes and defenders hold on to tennis balls to stop them pulling the shirts of opponents. The aim is to make training so complex and mentally demanding that the game feels relaxing by contrast.


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The cognitive soccer course has really opened my eyes up to new ideas and possibilities that I had never even considered before.  I thought I knew it all, having been a former player and coach for over 20 years.  I am so glad I decided to take this course. Now my players and myself are seeing the benefits.  I really feel re-enrgized as a coach again.  


William -  Scotland

I run a large soccer club in the Netherlands and found your rondo methodology literally transformational. I use your positional rondos to teach our 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, & 11v11 game models. The players love the amount of time they get on the ball and the meaningful decision-making is outstanding. 

Thank you for all your work and effort.



Roud - Netherlands


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