A growth mindset is the idea that when meeting a challenge, we respond not with “I can’t do this,” but rather, “How can I learn to do this?” Carol Dweck, PHD one of the pioneers of fixed-versus-growth mindset research, says that unwarranted praise can promote a fixed mindset in children. The same is true of ourselves. While we should respond with self-encouragement after failing, we should also hold ourselves accountable—don’t let ourselves off the hook too easily. At its core, a growth mindset isn’t blind positivity, but rather the understanding that knowledge and achievement comes from the accumulation of hard work and practice. At CGSA many of our students have learned through CGSA and The Greenwood Method of Technical, Tactical, Physical, and a very important Mental Approach to player development and showing up training professionally, but at the same time with great curiosity on how to BE A BETTER PERSON / ATHLETE TODAY THEN THEY WERE YESTERDAY. Surpass Your Best Today at The Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy LLC. Ask about the ongoing training and player development.
- Clint Greenwood,
"CG Mentality is Created From a Premise of Curiosity and Driven Mentality to Be The Best In The World..."
CGSA Memberships Are Designed For...
Who want to train with a program that defines personal SMART GOALS, and know what it takes to achieve them.
Who want professional training and are eager and willing to learn how to train professionally.
Who want the most effective and efficient return from the hard work established.
Who want a personal program that focuses on their needs and detailed data on the progress the student obtains.
Who want to train with experts in that field. Embrace the professionalism and importance of Total Footballing Development.
Shown left, Landon Timothy Donovan,
CGSA Student and Player 1992-2000
Awarded Golden Ball Trophy U-17 World Cup
Bayer Leverkusen, German Bundesliga
San Jose Quakes
Everton F.C., English Premier League
LA Galaxy, MLS
U.S.M.N.T. All-Time Leading Goal Scorer
US Soccer 2006 National Pool & Continuum Student Kyla Shuster (right) & Sydney takes a photo with a former CGSA student and Alumni Landon Donovan. Landon is art of The Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy family since 1993 when played for Director, Clint Greenwood at the California Heat Soccer Club then later named SASC Heat. The Heat were ranked # 1 in The U.S. from 1997 through 2000. Kyla , Sydney, Karina, and Maddy, all students of CGSA Continuum Class also playing their club Soccer at Legends F.C. attended the US Soccer National Camp "2/4/20 through 2/12/20 in Chula Vista CA, for girls 2006. CGSA and all their family of students current and past are proud of you. Find out more of the ongoing Player Development programs in Southern California right here on the website. Read more
- Landon Donovan "CGSA Alumni"
Only American To Win The Golden Ball at U-17 World Cup
"We Put Passion In Your Process."
"The process is nothing if you don't persevere. CGSA puts Passion in The Process. At CGSA we encourage our student body to take responsibility of their work that is required to be great. Each student becomes a professional in their day to day approach, and record their data and gage what is required to be great."
"Keep track of your progress and performance in real time with our dedicated coaching staff. We will track and record your data daily and when evaluation is necessary and productivity is asked, CGSA has the answer to all the questions."
- Clint Greenwood
Director, Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy LLC
Private Lesson Programs For
The Advanced Player
Are you not getting enough touches
of the ball during your team training sessions? From beginning club player, elite, national, or professional the Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy One on One Program has designed a curriculum best fitted for you. What we are known for is improving players that have the will to change. Our Curriculum utilizes the Greenwood Method to advance our student's needs in the areas of...
Individual Technical Ability - (Ball Mastery) Includes: All the dribbles, Soccerobics, Soccercise, Ball Gymnastics, Juggling, Tricks, and Lifts.
Speed Agility and Quickness Enhancement - (Fast Twitch Training) Includes: Reaction Training, Track Work, Apparatus Training.
Passing and Receiving - (Striking The Ball) Includes: Finishing, Long Balls, Driven Balls, Chips, Lofts, Swerving Balls, and Free Kicks.
Imagination - (Creative Mindset) Includes: Combination moves, Combination Passing in the Penalty Area, Dummies, Imagination and Difference Making Skills...
Tactical Sense | Soccer IQ - (Game Sense, and Field - Awareness - Soccer - Training "FAST" ) This Step also includes overall Football / Soccer History and Laws of The Game.
Soccer Personality - (Mental Capacity and Soccer Physique) Includes: Different Cultures, Fields of Play, and Weight Training that is solely focused on building a proper Soccer Physique.
A Word From Our Director
The Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy has been involved in Soccer Training & Education for over 27 years. It is a system of teaching and nurturing high level players to stay sharp and fit both mentally and physically. The difference in speed of play was the first obvious weakness between European Soccer and U.S. Soccer. "As a professional player just coming off a season abroad in England and Wales, Clint was able to implement the speed of play, aggressiveness, and professionalism of the Europeans, and the game changing skill he had obtained throughout his entire career as a Footballer. Explains Gavin Tait, "Cardiff City Coach".
The ideology of the system is called The Greenwood Method. Coach Greenwood implemented this style of teaching in every program that he offered. Whether it was a camp, clinic, or private instruction, Clint Greenwood's skill and magical way of teaching some of the most sophisticated dribbling demonstrations was always a selling point.
"Bringing a serious approach to Football in The States is my daily objective, but creating new and improved curriculum's for best results of an ever changing style of player in the world is my passion." explains Director, Clint Greenwood."
The uniqueness and innovative exercises have been proven to be a very important mainstay component at The Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy various developmental programs and education process. But the success in teaching students the importance of Love, Respect, Honor, Tradition, Professionalism, and Gratitude has been the Backbone and Blue Print that has transformed the overall philosophy that called; The Greenwood Method. It is these 5 blessings that all these character traits are built on and continually taught at CGSA, and put in this order of importance and continued attention.
Football and Academy Education
Team and Club
Each One Teach One
"Experience is the foundation of Wisdom, but if you have been IN AN ENVIRONMENT LEARNING FROM PROGRAMS WITHOUT ANY WISDOM, your overall knowledge suffers, thence your wisdom shall be limited. Open minded students capture and receive the grace of their will, but others don't approach things with an open eye and ear to hear. They think they could do it all on their own. A true successful student is curioous about what they could do to better themselves each and every day taking in all the knowledge and turning it into their purpose. At CGSA Surpass your Best and become someone who wants to be a better child of God, person, family member, community leader, and Footballer with wisdom to share with others and the ones who follow.
Director of Program, Clint Greenwood."
Soccer Performance Training & Individual Ball Skills Advancement With TGM
Advanced Agility Training
S.A.Q. Training and Development.
Juggling The Ball (Count How Many Times you Train For Touch of The Baal
Going To Goal Exercises. There's always room for attacking 3rd players.
System of Play Education Classes
Purpose Training | Teachings With CGSA
Physical Performance and Athletic Enhancement.
Strength and Conditioning Coaching and Training
Speed - Agility - Quickness Training (SAQ)
Fast Twitch Muscle Development
Cognitive Training With Soccer Principles
Suppleness Exercises (Agility)
Do You Want To Be Successful?
The Greenwood Mentality (Driven Mindset Towards Being The Best) is the strong never yield attitude that serves as the ultimate bar that becomes the player's will that transpires into the development of The Best Version Of Yourself. If you want to be the best, than sacrifice and curiosity are the 2 main components that an elite athlete has to have in order to be the very BEST. It is these two components that significantly drive one's ability in skills, athleticism, mental strength, and education. The TGM is the mindset of an elite athlete, or whatever trade you desire to be the best at. To accomplish ultimate success and greatness you have to be prepared to go all the way. These driven personality traits are the DNA of The Very Best.
Never Say Die Attitude (Never Give Up)
Curiosity is the Avenue to Greatness and Growth
Be Better Today Than You Were Yesterday
Develop Your Super Brain (Education Through Constant Curiosity)
Find Out How Others Before You Did It and Improve it By Taking Responsibility over What is Required To Be Great.
Make it Your Own (Declare It)
Don't Ever Be Outworked!
"DON'T TAKE SHORTCUTS!"
A growth mindset is the idea that when meeting a challenge, we respond not with “I can’t do this,” but rather,how can I learn to do this?” Carol Dweck, Ph.D., one of the pioneers of fixed-versus-growth mindset research, says that unwarranted praise can promote a fixed mindset in children. The same is true of ourselves. While we should respond with self-encouragement after failing, we should also hold ourselves accountable, don’t let ourselves off the hook too easily. At its core, a growth mindset isn’t blind positivity, but rather the understanding that knowledge and achievement comes from the accumulation of hard work and practice. Train your mind to think differently than before. And become a student the attains constant curiosity on different ways to become an elite Footballer.
OUR FIRST STEP AND MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF A FOOTBALLER | THE BLUEPRINT IN CGSA'S PYRAMID OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
"The Relationship Between The Player and The Ball Never Stops Advancing and Never Seems Boring"
- Clint Greenwood
Director & Founder of The Greenwood Method
The Greenwood Method
The Philosophy Behind Our Success is Our Teaching of Perseverance