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Thompson, a San Jose Earthquakes defender, recently shared dozens of skill tutorial videos on YouTube. The videos range from a few seconds in length to over a minute. Each exercise just requires a ball, a few cones and some open space.
I just added a ton of new skills tutorials you can work on at home! All you need is a ball and a little bit of space. Let's keep getting better 💪🏻 @SJEarthquakes @MLS https://t.co/dK0KNgdFQB pic.twitter.com/IrjyWLe6sY— Tommy Thompson (@tomthom11) March 24, 2020
Thompson, 24, signed a Homegrown Player deal with the Earthquakes before the 2014 season. He’s since made 125 first-team appearances with three goals and five assists and has enjoyed a breakout role under head coach Matias Almeyda.
Ever-active in the community, now Thompson is putting his coach hat on to help youngsters keep their skills sharp as they await soccer's return.