David Copeland-Smith is part of a new generation of skills specialists, alongside others like Scott Moody/AthleteFIT and Chris “Trainer” Gorres that are becoming their own training brand while changing the way that individual athletes take their game to the next level outside of the standard team and individual training.
For those aspirational athletes looking to get ahead, they have to work harder and smarter than ever before and this is where David and Beast Mode Soccer get involved. It’s rare that someone embodies their brand as much as David Copeland-Smith does with his training program/philosophy, Beast Mode Soccer. However, David is one of the hardest working people you will ever meet and athletes wanting to work with him need to be ready to match him.
David Copeland-Smith created Beast Mode Soccer in 2010 as a training system to help guide players’ technical development and to instill a proactive, progressive mindset of self-reliance and personal accountability within his clients. The result? The creation of a training culture that has attracted the likes of countless collegiate, professional, and international players such as Alex Morgan, Landon Donovan, and Ali Riley and the publication of an award winning at-home training guide to direct players with their technical development while they’re on their own.
David has already built up an incredibly loyal following with both up and coming athletes and professional and international athletes who as you can see below are ready to acknowledge and praise him for the work he has done to help improve their game.
As for his core philosophy, Beast Mode Soccer training strives to produce the ‘complete’ player. For a player to be considered ‘complete’ they must excel in the following areas:
His following and culture have taken off. In this age of social media and online delivery with the current up and coming athlete on their mobile phone and iPad whenever they're off the field, you are judged as much by how many followers you have as anything else. With that said, Beast Mode Soccer, has quite the following. Boasting nearly 35,000 Twitter followers, 23,000 Instagram followers, and more than 660,000 YouTube video views his footprint with athletes is impressive.
His Instagram is a must for serious athletes, with near daily posts of new individual training drills.
Based out of Southern California, David was once mostly limited to who he trained and where he could train, but as his brand has become synonymous with soccer success, his reach has grown. Individual training programs can be purchased from his online store and there are a growing number of Beast Mode Soccer affiliates across the country that are now implementing his program.
Sponsors have even taken notice to his dedicated following and future potential with major brands, Under Armour and Sklz signing on to support the program in the past year.
Never one to rest on accolades and success, the programs and offerings to help players improve will keep growing and evolving as David continues to tirelessly tweak and improve his programs. Next up for Beast Mode Soccer is The Soccer Vortex. Due out soon, The Soccer Vortex will be the most complete individual training program produced to date. Find out more.