Marin FC and the TOVO Institute Barcelona proudly partner to introduce an entirely new level of coaching and player development through an international methodology collaboration. Built upon the two symbiotic elements of game concept and youth education, Marin FC's methodology represents an entirely unique and multi-year platform advancing both coaches and players. Overseeing methodology deployment and accountability are Marin FC's Senior Technical Staff augmented by these TOVO staff members who work both remotely from Barcelona and on-site in Marin multiple times each year.
"TOVO is honored to work with Marin FC. We know well what this club has already accomplished regionally with respect to putting caring and competent coaches in place. Most clubs would stop there. However, Marin FC has a greater ambition to offer the most coherent and consistent training program in the country. Together, we wholeheartedly commit to building an innovation hub for youth soccer. This represents a true collaboration that will benefit players and coaches profoundly."
- Todd Beane, Founder
TOVO Institute Founder & Director of Methodology
Beane holds the USSF 'A' license and is the first and only American to lead talent development projects at FC Barcelona and Ajax Amsterdam in Europe. He worked for Johan Cruyff for over a decade as Founding Director of the Cruyff Institute for Sport Studies. He is the first and only American to serve as both as Director of Sport of both the Mexican premier team at Chivas Guadalajara and as Director of Methodology in South Africa’s top tier at Mamelodi Sundowns. Todd graduated from Dartmouth College, where he played D1, and upon graduation was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of Sussex in England. Beane concluded his formal studies at Stanford University earning a M.A. in Education. He recently published "Clear Coaching: Harness Clarity to Drive Development."
Oscar was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain. He has a wealth of experience at the highest levels of professional academy football. Oscar began his journey with prestigious clubs CE L’Hospitalet, UE Cornellà and C.F. Gava. Most recently, Oscar served as a professional coach for FC Barcelona as part of the famed La Masia for nine years. He has a history of developing top talent and has won numerous youth league and national titles. At TOVO, Oscar is responsible for training session creation and implementation.
Michiel ten Haken
Biomechanics, Strength & Conditioning
Michiel is a Human Movement and Sport Scientist from the Netherlands specializing in biomechanics, strength and conditioning. He received his BS and MS at University Amsterdam. He has deep knowledge and experience working worldwide with elite youth footballers as well as the optimal tools to improve and develop players’ performance to their maximal potential. He has worked with Ajax Amsterdam, Chivas Guadalajara, Mamelodi Sundowns, FC Almere City, and FC ADO Den Haag and most recently as Director of Performance in Beijing.
Daniel has worldwide experience as a scout, coach and sporting director. He has a degree in Paralegal Studies and has been with TOVO since its inception in 2016. Daniel has experience within many academy and professional structures within the USA having previously worked within US Club Soccer, NPSL, PDL, USL and MLS. In addition to this he has also worked as a scout and football consultant in South America and throughout Europe.
"The Marin FC / TOVO trip my son did two summers ago was by far the best soccer and life experience he’s ever had. The TOVO coaches, facility and program were top notch and simply fabulous. Staying outside in the town of Sitges was an incredible experience for the family too! Can’t say enough about TOVO - and so glad this partnership has formed."
- Parent of a Marin FC 2007 Player
Interview: Todd Beane on TOVO Training
A Co-Founder of Cruyff Football and the Cruyff Institute, Todd has a passion for positive player development. Read More...