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Tom Byer

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Latest 27 Sep 2022 | Updated Daily

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“Strategy in the absence of culture gets you nowhere.”A must listen for all coaches steeped in youth development. Tom Byer's journey into the football world is a familiar one for many a coach. Unsatisfied with what football had to teach him in his formative years he embarked upon a journey to find experts within their field. What ensued has been over 40 years of learning, growth and constantly itching away at the forever moving target of youth development. Here Tom is kind enough to distill the insights behind what he has learned and manage to share with some of the best clubs and federations in world football. These range from winning the battle at entry level to closing the gap between best in class and least developed. At the heart of it all is a deep spirit of collaboration. Yet why does Tom feel he is more welcomed by the greats and not the minnows?A lot to get through and unpack. Furthermore we discussed;- Discovering football growing up in upstate New York.- The set of circumstances which brought him to Japan.- The common denominators taken from thousands of hours researching the most successful players and countries?- How technical competence should be a pre-requisite before organised play?- Designing emotionally charged environments which support deep learning and long term memory.- What implications does the latest groundbreaking neuroscience research have for skill development?Timestamps;00:00 - 06:45 - Intro06:46 - 13:01 - Japan13:02 - 46:11 - Football Starts at Home46:12 - 56:04 - Football Ecosystems56:05 - 1:07:56 - Collaboration1:07:57 - 1:12:54 - AdviceTom's Twitter; https://twitter.com/tomsan106?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorTom's Book; https://soccerstartsathomebook.com/

1hr 12mins

22 Apr 2022

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Football Starts At Home with Tom Byer

The Grief Code

In this episode Ian chats with one of the world's leading grassroots Technical Coaches, Tom Byer. Tom’s enthusiasm and commitment to deliver his football development philosophy has inspired his football peers, young players, students, readers, and many more to learn more about the sport and incorporate the lessons in life for development.Don’t miss:• Tom’s passion about the impact that football can have• How Tom showed the football world that there is a different way to do things• How Tom put football development under a microscope• Focusing on improving individual player’s technical skills • The impact of culture and their familial environments on developing some of the best players in the world • A secret sauce for development • Creating an emotionally charged environment for deep learning and long term memory to take place• There’s nothing better in life than having your philosophy be accepted by the experts• Having a growth mindset in order to grow and develop into something betterAbout the Guest:.Tom ByerTom Byer is recognized internationally by his Football peers, FIFA, UEFA, AFC, National Football Federations, leading Professional Clubs, the Chinese Ministry of Education, and most importantly the countless young players whom he has inspired over the last 28 years as one of the world's leading grassroots Technical Coaches. He has presented his work in over 22 Countries worldwide. Byer is a former Professional Football player who is based in Tokyo but who constantly travels around the World delivering his philosophy. Following retirement from playing, Byer became a Technical Skills Coach and established and operated the World's largest Technical Football Academy program in Japan, with operations all over Asia. Tom's philosophy for Football Technical development developed during this time and in 2008 Byer established the company T3 International to promote and develop his football development philosophy. Byer has presented at countless Football Conferences around the World including some of the biggest Football Confederations, National Federations and Professional Clubs in Europe. Most recent, Tom presented on a Panel discussion in Sochi, Russia, together with FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, discussing the future of Youth Development Worldwide. Byer's philosophies have been incorporated into custom designed Grassroots Programs and Strategies for Countries and Global Brands, such as adidas, Nestle, Volkswagen, AIA Insurance, in countries such as Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Indonesia, India and the United States. He is the Author of 4 Books and has written numerous articles and produced 5 DVD's on Grassroots Football Development which are Best Sellers in Japan. Tom's work has been highlighted by World Media such as, BBC Sports, Sky Sports, CNN, Time Magazine, Economist Magazine, HBO Television, FIFA Futbol Mundial, Vice Sports, ESPN, The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Four Four Two Magazine, Fox Sports, and many more. Of recent, Byer has designed a Media Strategy for the Chinese Government for Chinese Educational Television, (CETV), where he presents a 1 point Technical Lesson each day for 3 minutes broadcasted nationally into all Chinese classrooms, which is introduced by David Beckham.About the Host: Ian Hawkins is the Founder and Host of The Grief Code. Dealing with grief firsthand with the passing of his father back in 2005 planted the seed in Ian to discover what personal freedom and legacy truly is. This experience was the start of his journey to heal the unresolved and unknown grief that were negatively impacting every area of his life. Leaning into his own intuition led him to leave corporate and follow his purpose of creating connection for himself and others. The Grief Code is a divinely guided process that enables every living person to uncover their unresolved and unknown grief and dramatically change their life and the lives of those they love. Thousands of people have now moved from loss to light following this exact process. Check Me Out On:Join The Grief Code Facebook group: https://www.ianhawkinscoaching.com/thegriefcode Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ianhawkinscoachingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ianhawkinscoaching LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianhawkinscoaching Start your healing journey with my FREE Start Program https://www.ianhawkinscoaching.com/thestartprogram I hope you enjoyed this episode of The Grief Coach podcast, thank you so much for listening. Please share it with a friend or family member that you know would benefit from hearing it too. If you are truly ready to heal your unresolved or unknown grief, let's chat. Email me at info@ianhawkinscoaching.com. You can also stay connected with me by joining The Grief Code community at www.ianhawkinscoaching.com/thegriefcode and remember, so that I can help even more people to heal, please subscribe and leave a review on your favourite podcast platform

1hr 9mins

5 Jan 2022

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Episode 72 - Soccer Starts at Home...and the importance of falling in love with the ball, a conversation with the wonderful Tom Byer.

The Soccer Coaching Podcast

In this episode we discuss the impact of having fun and effective soccer interactions at home before players start playing `organised` matches and training, with the awesome Tom Byer (@tomsan106). Tom's talks about his own playing and coaching journey and how his passion for supporting soccer development at the entry level begun and developed.Tom's book and further information can be found here - https://www.soccerstartsathomebook.co To find out more about the wonderful work Tom is doing you can reach him on twitter @tomsan106Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy the episode!T - @SoccerCoachCastE - thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.comThis episode was brought to you in association with our friends at Spond…Spond takes all the hassle out of organising ANY group event, removing the hurdles so everyone can spend more time on what they love, like organising your fantasy football team…and it is 100 % free!With Spond you can organise anything, so let's say you are trying to organise a football game. All you have to do is download the Spond app using the link in the description, set up the event using their easy-to-use event organiser, send the link to your teammates and then relax and wait for them to reply...easy!Spond works across any device and even allows you to share files, create polls, schedules, manage events and attendance, make payments, send group AND private messages…it even syncs with your calendar.Hit the link in the description below and join the one million other coaches, teams and awesome people using this popular free app to save hours organising all their event needs and engage members.https://spond.com/welcome

1hr 3mins

8 Nov 2021

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Sunday Supplement Ep75 - Tom Byer (Football Starts At Home) & Chris Pehlivanis (Western Utd CEO)

The Football Out West Show - Extra Time & The Press Box

FULL REPLAY: FOOTBALL OUT WEST SHOW Season 3, Episode #75 (Sunday, September 26, 2021) JOINING us on this week's episode of the Football Out West Show was the Western United FC CEO CHRIS PEHLIVANIS who gave viewers an update on where the club was with regards to the use of Lakeside Stadium - and the problems associated with the use of Knights Stadium - for the upcoming A-League season. Also joining us this week was internationally renowned football development coach TOM BYER, all the way from Japan. A former American Professional Footballer who has revolutionized youth football development with over 30 years of education experience, Tom has been heavily involved in football education in Japan over the past three decades and has conducted over 2,000 events for more than 500,000 kids. He gave us a real insight into his footballing journey and why he believes that we could be doing more to help our youngsters at a far earlier. stage of their footballing development by implementing the "FOOTBALL STARTS AT HOME" philosophy.. This week's episode was proudly sponsored by Macron Victoria, while the Show was proudly brought to you by our major season sponsor Caroline Springs George Cross FC, home of the award-winning Georgies on Vista bistro/restaurant...

1hr 34mins

18 Oct 2021

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S1E20 - "Football Starts at Home" with Tom Byer & Paul Holocher (Houston Dynamos)

Go Play Soccer Podcast

Manchester United Academy Coach, Tom Statham discusses why "Football Starts at Home" with Tom Byer, the highly acclaimed coach and author based in Japan. Joining the conversation is Houston Dynamos Academy Director Paul Holocher. If you have any comments or want to appear on a podcast then please contact us on podcast@goplaysoccer.com.


8 Aug 2021

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Tom Byer - Author, Soccer Starts At Home (Japan)

KiteTalks - Sport • Insight • Inspiration

Current focus: Soccer Starts At Home Past Highlight: Presenting the “Tomsan's Soccer Technics” Corner on TV Tokyo's morning Show for 14 years Expertise: Youth Football Development & Strategic Planning Here are links to his public profiles: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tombyer/ https://twitter.com/tomsan106 Recorded May 2020. Trailer - https://youtu.be/Iz6EKhFDmIo


22 Jun 2021

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Tom Byer and Paul Holocher

World of Futsal

Listen to host, Keith Tozer talk to Tom Byer, Director of T3 Group and Paul Holocher, Academy Director from the Houston Dynamo FC / MLS


22 Mar 2021

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019 - Tom Byer - Grassroots Culture & Development

The MAGIA Mindset with Shawn Alvari

Shawn Alvari dives deep with Tom Byer into comparisons in sports culture between Japan and America, experience in different levels of development, and the mindset it takes to get to the highest level.    The MAGIA Mindset: Dissecting the mentality of elite individuals and understanding how they see and navigate the world.   Follow the journey!   Magia Futbol Academy - http://magiafutbolacademy.com

1hr 16mins

3 Aug 2020

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4. Where Does Player Development Start? with Tom Byer

Jimmy Conrad Needs a Doctor

One of the most decorated and admired grassroots soccer coaches in Asia, Tom Byer, joins Jimmy and Lee to talk about his transition from life in America to Japan and his career in youth soccer.


10 Jul 2020

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EP 439 Tom Byer's Soccer Starts at Home Part 2

Coach Cameron Soccer Podcast

Dr. Ratey opened up my eyes to the neuroscience behind “Soccer Starts at Home” which has given me a much deeper understanding of what’s happening between a young child and their parent and the impact of setting up an emotional environment conducive to developing a child in many different ways. This has enabled me to help young soccer parents in many ways — not just with their kids when they are on the soccer field, but in life as well.


14 Feb 2020