09 Jun Beast Mode Soccer to film new episodes of Players First Video Training Series at National Cup XVII Finals
David Copeland-Smith, the founder of Beast Mode Soccer, will film new episodes of the popular Players First Video Training Series at the
National Cup XVII West Regional, June 16-19 in Davis, Calif. (UPDATE: Copeland-Smith will be filming at the National Cup XVII Finals, July 20-24 in Aurora, Colo. instead. This article has also been updated to include new developments in the video content.)
So far, the YouTube-housed video training series has featured 34 videos and garnered more than 50,000 views.
The latest installments of the Players First Video Training Series will be filmed during the first and second day of National Cup XVII Finals, July 20 & 21. One boy and one girl player from participating teams will be selected to perform 12 unique drills. The training will be a mix of juggling, footwork and dribbling skills. The focus is on minimum equipment and to help players master the ‘art of dribbling’ focusing on the four skills needed of stopping the ball at will, starting the ball at will, changing speed, and changing direction.
Copeland-Smith is well known for his high-energy training sessions and is trusted as a trainer to some of the world’s top players, including Alex Morgan, Landon Donovan and Heather O’Reilly. He is also assisting in TopYa!’s 2018 National Cup Skills Challenge, and developed 30 skills challenges within the app contest.
“I’m pumped to be shooting the next series of drills for Players First,” Copeland-Smith said. “What’s really cool is that this time we will be featuring players from the Finals in Colorado.”
Following his success as a field presenter at the 2014 and 2016 NSCAA Convention’s, Copeland-Smith has continued to grow Beast Mode Soccer into the go-to technical training system trusted by prominent player’s of the United States Women’s National Team, the United States Men’s National Team, Major League Soccer, English Premier League, National Women’s Soccer League and countless leagues in Europe.
Beast Mode Soccer is one of the founding Players First partners when US Club Soccer launched the ambitious initiative in Aug. 2015. Players First is a branded, holistic club soccer experience for parents and players, which emphasizes the development of each individual to his or her full potential, and helps parents make better choices about where their children should play.
It was founded on five pillars: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety. Beast Mode Soccer is helping to advance the Player Development pillar by providing training videos for players to effectively train on their own.
ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.