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.

Top 5 Soccer Academies in Sydney
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Top 5 Soccer Academies in Sydney

Sydney has a quality selection for athletes looking to attend soccer academies at the youth or junior levels. Many current Australian pros playing in the A-League or abroad have spent time in the soccer academies listed below. Milan Academy Australia – Sydney Olympic Park Andrea Icardi heads the Milan Academy, he started with Milan at age ten and spent thirteen years playing for the club....

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07 Jul 2016
Top 10 Soccer Camps in California
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Top 10 Soccer Camps in California

The offseason is when athletes elevate their game to the next level, the best way to do this is through effective training and studying film. California is a hotbed for soccer games running May through September. We will highlight some of the top camps and academies the golden state has to offer for the youth and high school levels. Nike Aztec Soccer Academy & Camps...

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07 Jul 2016
That Spovelax Training Program You Saw in a YouTube Comment
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That Spovelax Training Program You Saw in a YouTube Comment

If you guys are like me you’ve probably seen in the YouTube comments of soccer training related videos with random usernames posting something along the lines of “anyone know what is spovalex training program?” (did you read that in a foreign accent too?) And now you stumbled across this post in hopes of knowing what this so-called “training program” is all about. Well here’s the...

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07 Jul 2016
Why I’m Starting from ZERO
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Why I’m Starting from ZERO

Today is June 13, and I’m DELETING everything! I’m deleting all of my former activities and I will lose over 10,000 points. Wondering why? In the past few months, you might have experienced these problems: You were showing friends how Effective works and you completed workouts which you didn’t do. The Game Brain/Classroom timer broke and you earned a crazy number of points. You completed...

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15 Jun 2016
Strength: 5 Things Every Soccer Player Needs to Know
in General Soccer Performance Help & Advice, Uncategorized

Strength: 5 Things Every Soccer Player Needs to Know

Q: How do I find balance between Soccer and Weightlifting? This is one question that not many soccer players actually ask themselves. Why? Well, it is because most soccer players don’t realize that training outside the pitch is just as important as training on the pitch. Off the pitch training is essential if you want to increase your athletic ability and ultimately take your game...

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27 May 2016
Snapchat: 100 Soccer Players (and Teams) You Should Follow
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Snapchat: 100 Soccer Players (and Teams) You Should Follow

Here at Effective Soccer Training, we’ve scoured the web and created a list of over 50 soccer players and soccer clubs to follow on snapchat. You’ll see the best players from around the world with David Alaba, Douglas Costa, Gotze to Neymar, Fabregas and Lukaku. These snapchat football starts are from all leagues, Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and even the MLS. A little self-promo...

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09 Apr 2016
The Secret The Pro’s Don’t Tell You
in General Soccer Performance Help & Advice, Uncategorized

The Secret The Pro’s Don’t Tell You

There always seems to be a common theme when it comes to success. A player suddenly bursts onto the scene and people wonder where the hell they came from. How did they suddenly get so damn good? Or perhaps you wonder what separates the ‘good’ from the ‘great’? I mean what really makes the difference between a Messi and a Milner or a Wayne Rooney from...

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01 Apr 2016
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