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The Mastermind Site is a football tactics and analysis website, dedicated to helping football fanatics develop a greater understanding of the technical, tactical and mental aspects of the game. The website’s creator – Rhys Desmond – has been involved in the sport for over two decades, as a coach, former player, club director and analyst. For more information, follow us on social media.

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Rhys Desmond is the creator of and the writer behind more than 900 articles found on the site since 2016. Rhys previously held roles as a coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps affiliated club Whitecaps London FC and was the Technical Leader of NorWest Optimist Soccer Club in London, Ontario. He holds a graduate degree in Sport Management & Leadership at Western University and a B.A. in Recreation and Leisure Studies with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Waterloo. Rhys is currently working for a non-profit in Cambridge, Ontario coordinating recreation programs for children and youth in low-income neighbourhoods. He also works as a freelance football analyst for individuals in the CPL, including professional coaches, agents and players.

Favourite Article on TMS:
-> How I watch football matches for tactical analyses

Most Popular Article Written:
-> Best Formations for 9v9


Alongside owning one of the most popular tactics and analysis websites on the web, I also work with players, coaches and clubs in areas of Performance Analysis and Mental Modelling.

Since the start of the Mentorship Masterclass, I have worked with professional players, former pros developing their coaching craft, industry-leading writers, and community coaches. Not every professional environment has the ability to afford a performance analyst, so I offer a cheap option for pro players, coaches and clubs to take their knowledge and game understanding to the next level, developing solutions, training techniques and tactical understandings through the analysis of video footage in a setting where continuous feedback can be applied. This can work as a consultancy or 1-on-1 Performance Analysis.

If you are interested in hearing more about the program or consulting with Rhys, please see our Mastermind Mentorship Masterclass, and fill out the contact form below.

For more of my story, see my Introduction to Football Analysis course!


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