Marin FC has made a commitment to develop and implement a club-wide methodology over the coming few years. We are in the first phases of doing so with certain teams and coaches. As we roll out this program to more teams, we want to share the process with you.
To that end, Todd Beane, who is guiding us in the process will share a series of blog articles walking us through the process of creating a program to benefit our coaches and players. We hope you enjoy the articles.
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.