"Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is."
- Vince Lombardi
Any person with patience can teach a player how to dribble and pass. I’d be lying if I said otherwise. But that’s where the similarities end when it comes to DFA. I’ve dedicated my passion to teaching players how to become a better athlete and person. What I do well is pull the inner champion out and show them what can be. I push players to their perceived limit and then push them past it.
The sessions are intense, fast paced, demanding, and challenging. For the sole purpose of showing players what they are capable of achieving.
Who is DFA
BJ Durel - Owner / Head Trainer
BJ began training players in 2008 and created DFA in 2009.
Playing Experience: Club, College, Overseas, FC Dayton (semi-pro)
Coaching experience: Club - National Premier League
License: National D Coaching License
Years Training: 15
Training Style: Demanding, Dynamic, Fun, Intense, Technical
I really enjoy creating training sessions that challenge the player beyond the typical mechanical learning style. My sessions are dynamic and require players to be focused not only on the physical nature of the game but also the mental nature. I have high expectations for players and I accept no less than 100% of effort.
"You earn trophies at practice. You just pick them up at competitions." - Unknown
DFA provides top of the line training for players looking to take their game to the next level. DFA provides individual, small group, and team-based training to suit all development needs and goals.
When working with players 1:1 DFA really focuses on the players needs by talking with the player, the parents, and coaches when necessary.
Sessions can include technical training, finishing, defensive tactics, attacking movements, GK training, etc.
Being non-club affiliated allows DFA to work with all organizations in the Cincinnati Tri-State area. DFA works with clubs and coaches to create training sessions to emphasize certain aspects of play.
Film / Game / Highlight Review
One of the best and most underused platforms to help players is film. As players and coaches we understand the importance of seeing for yourself. We work with teams/coaches/players to review game film and provide honest feedback and analysis of the individual and team.