Todd Beane is Founder of TOVO Training and TOVO Academy Barcelona. In TOVO Training, Beane has combined proven pedagogical practices of experts in the field of education with the visionary components of a total football legend into a dynamic and practical training methodology.
Beane worked with Johan Cruyff for 14 years to create the Cruyff Institute for Sport Studies and to deliver total football training programs to professional clubs worldwide.
Beane graduated from Dartmouth College in 1986 with a B.A. in English Literature. Upon graduation, he was awarded a Rotary Scholarship to attend the University of Sussex in England. Todd concluded his formal studies at Stanford University where he earned a M.A. in Education and a Secondary Teaching Credential.
As an athlete, Todd played NCAA Division I soccer at Dartmouth College before playing professional soccer in the USISL. During his tenure in the United States, he was awarded a US Soccer Federation “A” License, coaching both collegiately and professionally. He has served on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University as Director of the Native Vision Program and later as Director of the Cloud Forest School in Costa Rica.
Todd Beane currently resides in Sitges, Spain with his wife Chantal Cruyff and their six children.
“Johan was an intuitive thinker, arguably one of the most influential figures football has ever known. From him I have learned that football is a mathematical art – which sounds a bit oxymoronic, I know. But he saw the game as a dance of time and space and that is the way great artists think. He helped me to hone my vision on talent development and for that I am eternally grateful.
TOVO is in part a tribute to him and in part a tribute to every athlete and educator who believes in the power of extraordinary.”
– Todd Beane