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.

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
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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
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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
To The Youth Athlete I Was, And The Adult Athlete I’ll Never Be
in General Soccer Performance Help & Advice, Uncategorized

To The Youth Athlete I Was, And The Adult Athlete I’ll Never Be

  It’s amazing how much an athlete’s passion grows when fulfilling it is no longer an option. This blog is originally published on The Odyssey Online and reposted with author’s permission. Follow Gina on Twitter.   It’s hard for people that have never fallen in love with a sport to understand the loss when it comes time to find new passions. But everyone can understand the pain...

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15 Mar 2016
How to See & Move like an EPL Soccer Player
in Player Tips, Soccer IQ & Tactics, Tips for Midfielders, Tips for Strikers, Uncategorized

How to See & Move like an EPL Soccer Player

Have you ever wondered how English premier league players like David Silva, Jordan Henderson and Juan Mata are able to launch such precise passes with so little time to make a decision? Sure, their technique is sublime, but on closer inspection there’s a supreme level of intelligence which makes the difference between them and the others. It’s all about the decisions they make seconds before...

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29 Jan 2016
Can I Become a Pro While In School?
in General Soccer Performance Help & Advice, Uncategorized

Can I Become a Pro While In School?

In response to the famous post about footballs late bloomers, a commentor asked: As someone who’s been through the motions of this exact question and has had to make some really tough life-changing decisions between going to university and focusing on a football career, it’s my duty to lend and share my advice with you. Like I said it’s tough, but there is a way...

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29 Jan 2016
This Little Trick Changed my Entire Career.
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This Little Trick Changed my Entire Career.

Full-time football academies and high level teams that train every day are not very flexible with time, so if you’re not in one, you have the freedom to decide when and where you want to train. It’s cool to have this freedom, however if you’re serious about getting better that means that whatever you do in your time requires a certain skill which is not...

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29 Jan 2016
A Must-Have Skill of any World Class Striker (VIDEO)
in Soccer IQ & Tactics, Tips for Strikers, Uncategorized

A Must-Have Skill of any World Class Striker (VIDEO)

In football, we say that as a striker, you have to ‘want the ball’. Because if you never get the ball, you’ll never score. Period. To want the ball, you have to make a move. You gotta make runs to create space and make yourself available. Most importantly, you need to be thinking and reacting quicker than your opponent. If you want to see how...

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22 Sep 2015
7 Ways to Get a Soccer Trial or Tryout [With FREE 400+ European Club Database]
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7 Ways to Get a Soccer Trial or Tryout [With FREE 400+ European Club Database]

” I want to play professionally, but how do I get a soccer trial or tryout? “ I receive this question from readers almost on a daily basis, but I have yet to see a good guide about getting a football trial on the internet. This is pretty shocking, because at some point in time, millions of players must ask themselves this very question if...

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