Legends Club History
Founded in 1989, the Legends Soccer Club organization started in Kansas City and now has sister clubs throughout the nation. The hallmark of all Legends teams is superb individual skill, notably deceptive dribbling and goal scoring.
Founder, Andy Barney (A License-Advanced National Diploma) is the author of "Training Soccer Legends" (a 320-page book that documents the unique Legends training philosophy) and "Legends for Life" (A 230-page book describing why the Legends provides modern society's best character training). Andy has also authored "Legendary 1 v 1 Moves", a DVD that describes the in-depth methods of training the world's most effective dribbling moves and "Training Legendary 1 v 1 Moves" detailing the best training progressions for teaching deceptive dribbling. Development of the individual player is highly emphasized over team success because winning is the natural consequence of maximizing each individual player's potential.
The Legends Club has an Academy teaching world class dribbling and finishing skills to better prepare players for the highest level of play. Since the inception of the Legends club teams with a majority of Legends trained players have won over 50 Kansas & Missouri State championships, placed 5 times in the USYSA National Championship Final Four (winning once), won 14 National Indoor Championships plus numerous other prestigious national tournaments.
Often the captains/leaders of their high school soccer teams and perennial State Select players, nearly 400 alumni have played in college, 56 have received National or All-Conference selection and 40 have been drafted to play professionally (Including Ryan Raybould pictured with the KC Wizards). Four have played at the National team level.
However, the real value of Legends training is courageous, creative, leadership character for life. Many long-term Legends players are creative leaders and mentors early in their career. They and their parents are convinced the "out of the box" Legends creative training was a major influence on their leadership capabilities.