The Mastermind Site is a football tactics and analysis website, dedicated to helping all football fanatics develop a greater understanding of the technical, tactical and mental aspects of the beautiful game. The website’s creator – Rhys Desmond – has been involved in the sport for the best part of two decades, as a coach, former player, club director and analyst. For more information, follow us on social media.
TheMastermindSite.com was created in May, 2016 as a football website designated primarily toward reporting of matches, and rating of players in Team of the Week‘s and the site’s Top 100 Footballers feature. Creator of the website – Rhys Desmond – originally intended on it being a standard football blog with little to no interest in competing with some of the other best football websites around. However the site has since evolved and grown, to the extent that it is now in a respectable place within the football and tactics community, even surpassing 1 million views in consecutive years across 2021 and 2022.
In 2018, the content shifted toward more coaching and player educational pieces, with tactics entering the scene primarily in 2019 as Rhys obtained greater coaching licenses and qualifications. In 2019, the site also began earning ad revenue, selling Ebooks, and launched the podcast – The Mastermind Site Podcast. In 2021, TheMastermindSite partnered with Football Manager YouTube creator RDF Tactics, with Desmond as the lead writer behind several videos for RDF, who now works for The Athletic. Meanwhile, the increasingly popular tactical analyses from Rhys caught the eye of the likes of Alex Stewart (Tifo Football), Rene Maric (Leeds United), Michael Cox (The Athletic) and former Canadian Men’s National Team player, David Edgar. Since those initial eye-catching pieces, Rhys has opened a Mentorship Masterclass, working with pro players, coaches and clubs in areas of Performance Analysis and Mental Modelling. In 2022, Rhys connected with professional agents, players and coaches across the CPL, primarily for purposes of scouting & recruitment, and opposition analysis. If you are interested in getting in touch for consultancy or mentorship, please feel free to get in touch below.
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introduction to football analysis course
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Introduction to Football Analysis – Online Course with Rhys Desmond
In 2022, we launched our Introduction to Football Analysis course! The course will help you…
- Develop a greater understanding of football tactics, and the various forms of analysis.
- Learn strategies for conducting top-tier football analysis, and how to separate yourself from the pack in creating insightful pieces in performance analysis, scouting & recruitment, match analysis and data analysis.
- Set yourself up for a career in analysis and learn valuable tips for getting started in the industry.
- Gain new networks and connections within the football industry, while learning from a leading expert in the field.
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