Author Archives: Nick Humphries



Nick Humphries

Challenging the status quo everyday. Australian, but played for clubs in Hungary, The Netherlands & Switzerland. Spreading the vision that you can become whatever you put your mind to as founder of TrainEffective.com.

How to be Successful in Soccer
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How to be Successful in Soccer

There’s a misconception about what the road to “success” looks like. And it mainly comes from movies. They usually start out with the main character wanting to reach some ambitious goal. After he learns that he has to train hard to achieve it, there is always this motivating 3-minute montage where you see the person do some crazy workouts with inspiring music. After that short...

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12 Feb 2019
Top 10 Injury Comebacks (Minimum 6+ MONTHS INJURED!)
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Top 10 Injury Comebacks (Minimum 6+ MONTHS INJURED!)

Most footballers have to deal with an injury at some point in their career. The difference between them is the way they deal with those injuries. For some players, an injury can mean the end. For others, it can be an opportunity that can lead them to even more success. The 10 players on this list all had to deal with very severe injuries or...

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27 Aug 2018
How to Become a Professional Soccer Player
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How to Become a Professional Soccer Player

A while ago, Johnny, one of our Train Effective players, made it into a semi-professional club here in England. While this was already a great achievement, he wanted to know how he could now bridge the gap from still playing at an amateur level to playing professionally. Johnny is a 23-year old American player whose dream has always been to become a professional soccer player. Here...

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06 Aug 2018
Individual Soccer Drills (with sample plan)
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Individual Soccer Drills (with sample plan)

As an aspiring football player it is crucial to understand that your success depends on the countless hours spent improving yourself, especially when nobody else is. During off-season and the holidays the majority of players stop training due to family obligations and the cold weather. This is your time to shine and get ahead of the competition! Use these exercises  to stay Effective this holiday....

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13 Dec 2017
Train Effective is moving to London!
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Train Effective is moving to London!

⚽️What You Need to Know⚽️ Effective Fam, as you probably know, the 100-Day Challenge is over. But if you haven’t watched it, I promise you, it ended quite spectacularly. Watch it here. After a few days without uploading on Youtube, I’m finally back. And all I’m going to say is: I signed a contract… 😉 If you enjoy reading really inspirational articles, check out what...

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13 Aug 2017
Amazing Transformation Stories: How 5 Players Changed Their Lives with Effective
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Amazing Transformation Stories: How 5 Players Changed Their Lives with Effective

“After two days, there is a significant increase in my confidence” Gabe Quesada is a competent central defender at Indiana Wesleyan University. He was searching for a football training program that would give him the accountability and efficiency he wanted. Awarded the 2016 “Scholar-Athlete of The Year” at his college, Gabe says: “I wanted specificity that would bring measurable results in the shortest amount of...

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16 Feb 2017
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