Trace: Tips for Excelling in Youth Soccer from MLS Veteran Wells Thompson


Tim Bennett 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.


This workshop covers…

– How to use game film effectively to accelerate improvement

– Staying mentally fit before games

-Controlling emotions and staying receptive to feedback

– Tips for preparing for beep tests

– How athletes should prepare for college soccer recruiting in 2021