High Performance Player Academy
The mental training platform for ambitious soccer players
Learn how to build your mental strength and develop the mindset of a professional player
Many players, coaches and parents trust in the Academy. 
  • Master the mental side of the game to continously show your best performances - on and off the field.
  • ​Progress through the four mindset stages of a pro in order to achieve the career that you are dreaming of. 
  • ​Be a part of the community of like-minded players from different teams, leagues and countries to get support, motivation and inspiration on a regular basis.
Teams of Players that have been Part of the High Performance Player Academy
1. FSV Mainz 05
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Werder Bremen
Viktoria Berlin
Kaiserslautern
FC Carl Zeiss Jena
FC Basel
SG Großaspach
VFB Lübeck
Varduz
KSC
KFC Uerdingen
Elversberg
1. FC Phönix Lübeck
Bergisch Gladbach
Bahlinger SC
Eisbachtal
Schweinfurt
And more...

Your Benefits

Mental Strength


Train your mindset und improve your mental strength with proven techniques and methods. You will develop as a person and as a player - on and off the pitch - to make your next career steps.

Performance


Improve your performance by learning how to deal with pressure, how to handle mistakes and how to enter the flow state - not just in practices but also in games when it really counts.

Community


Connect with other ambitious soccer players to be part of a team of like-minded people. You can always get support and answers on your questions and challenges.

The Academy is like a Gym for your Mind.

It is especially for those who really want to reach their High Performance and fulfil their potential - in sports and in life.

The 4 Stages of the Academy

STAGE 1

The Foundation

You have never trained mentally and are now open to work on the mental side of the game - especially the fundamentals.
  • Set meaningful Goals
  • ​Increase your Motivation
  • ​Become a Starter
  • ​Improve your Nutrition
  • ​Optimize your Sleep

STAGE 2

Strengthen Belief

You have already started to train mentally but you feel that there is more inside of you that you want to unleash.
  • Increase your Confidence
  • ​Build up your Conviction
  • ​Develop a Growth Mindset
  • ​Manage your Self-Talk
  • ​Deal with Pressure

STAGE 3

Becoming a Pro

You have already a good mental strength but you know that you need to work on every aspects to really progress your career.
  • Increase your Focus
  • ​Control your Thoughts
  • ​Enter the Flow State
  • ​Handle Adversity
  • ​Set up Routines

STAGE 4

Ballon D'Or

You are already mentally strong and want to enter the Top 1% by also inspiring and leading other players on your team.
  • Develop Winner Mindset
  • ​Handle Social Media
  • ​Walk your own Path
  • ​Become a Leader
  • ​Evolve into a Role-Model

Testimonials

What others players say about the High Performance Player Academy
"Everyone who gets to be part of the High Performance Player Academy has something great to look forward to. Everyone who has the will to work on themselves mentally can take a big step towards their goals here, because we can all learn from each other. Having known Julius for a long time now, I can say that his knowledge, experience & commitment will help us extremely."

Jonas Simon

Borussia Mönchengladbach U19

"I can recommend the High Performance Player Academy to every player, because you are working on topics that you wouldn't otherwise get into. And above all, it's fun to work with other young soccer players and learn from each other. With Julius, we have a coach who was once in our situation himself and knows what he's talking about."

Leo Dietz

Werder Bremen U17

"The Academy provides a platform for every player, regardless of the grade, to connect with other like-minded soccer players and develop mentally. Every call gives you new food for thought and new motivation. I can only recommend anyone who wants to improve their mental strength in the field of soccer, but also in life in general, to be part of it!"

Julius Reis

Northern Michigan University

"Since I started working with Julius, my thinking has completely changed. I'd never really worked on the mental side of the game before and I didn't think it would help me so much. Above all, I now know why I play soccer and I believe in myself much more again. I'm very grateful to Julius."

Conor Gnerlich

1. FC Phönix Lübeck

"The High Performance Player Academy is a great opportunity. I haven't seen a training platform like this before - neither in Germany nor in the United States. It's for all ambitious soccer players who want to do and achieve more than others. Here we train our mindset and our mental strength with a group of other talented players who think alike and a mentor who knows what he is talking about. It will help you get to the next level, too."

Deniz Dogan

Seattle University

"Since I started working with Julius, my mindset has completely changed. I get into the flow state more often, feel better on the pitch and have much more confidence in myself. By working together, I have developed much more self-confidence and trust in myself. For that, I am immensely grateful to Julius."

Sebastian Emmert

HSV Barmbek-Uhlenhorst

Do you want to ...

... consistently work on your mindset to develop as a player and as a person?
... ​not just work on your soccer skills and body strength, but also on your mind?

... ​increase your self-confidence, your motivation and your focus?

Success in Soccer rests on 3 Pillars

3 Pillars for Success
The technical and tactical abilities and other soccer-related skills.
The physical capabilities like speed, strength and athleticism.
The mentale strength and other cognitive skills and mindsets. 
The weakest pillar is the limit. 

The reason why most players don't reach their goals is NOT because of the first two pillars, but because of the third pillar. 

You can be the best soccer player with the best technical skills and the strongest physical abilities, but if you can't perform when the pressure is on and it really matters, you won't become as successful as you could have been.

Therefore...

The Netflix for Soccer Players

What you will get every month

Monthly Live Webinars

Every month you can join into a live webinar/workshop where we discuss a mental topic that will help you move forward. We will also bring in guest speakers like professional athletes, coaches and other industry experts that will give you new perspectives to develop into a professional. You also have the opportunity to ask your questions in Q&A Calls. 
Membership Area

Exclusive Membership Area

You have access to the protected membership area, which you can access anytime and anywhere via your computer or via an app on your cell phone. There you will find recordings of past live calls, audio files, interviews, and other resources to download. This membership area and the content will support you in your athletic and personal development. 

Performance Worksheets

For each topic you will receive a Performance Worksheet - a document with summaries, coaching methods and questions to deepen the discussed content. The goal is that you not only consume the content, but also put it into practice. From theory to practice to mastery. Because only if you use the tools for yourself, they will lead to an increase in your performance - on and off the pitch.

Community

You can consider the Academy as your second team, where you will be connected with other ambitious soccer players who will support and motivate you on your way. In the closed Telegram group you will regularly receive more exclusive content, live talks and posts. You also have the opportunity to ask your questions and get answers from the group and Julius. Players from the same cities have even met and trained together. 

Bonus Content coming soon

More downloads, tools and bonus content will be uploaded soon. In Germany there are meditations, worksheets, ebooks and other downloads available. This will be translated and uploaded in the near future. 

The High Performance Player Academy is the mental training platform that brings you closer to your goals and helps you to enjoy the process...

The Topics

Enter the Flow State

Increase Confidence

Raise Motivation

Strengthen Focus

Optimize Nutrition

Get Recruited

Deal with Setbacks

Become a Leader

As a mental performance coach, I will support you every month in your soccer and personal career. 

The High Performance Player Academy in Germany way founded in October 2020 and has already helped many players to take their next career step. 

What you will get

  • Monthly Live Session with Julius
  • ​Live Q&A Sessions with Special Guest
  • ​Access to the exclusive Membership area
  • ​Content Archive 
  • ​Performance Worksheets
  • ​Exclusive Community Group
  • ​Downloads and Resources
  • ​International Network of Players from all over the World 

I've been through it all...

Hey, it's Julius. My dream growing up was to become a professional soccer player. I played in a youth academy team in Germany from age 12 - 17 where I competed in the highest youth leagues in the country.

Later I became a starter for TuS Koblenz in the Regionalliga. It all went quickly and as a young player I made a lot of games in this semi-professional league. However, I was a player who was prone to overthink during the games and it was sometimes hard for me to show what I had inside of me. I put too much pressure on myself.

After my second season I took the leap to go to the US with a soccer scholarship joining the NC State Men's Soccer Team. It changed my life. I became the captain of the team, had a successful college career and ended up with a MLS Combine invitation. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Psychology (GPA: 4.0) I went back to Germany and followed my new dream...

I reflected on my career and realised why I sometimes was my one worst enemy on the pitch. I learned everything about High Performance, became a certified Sportsmentalcoach and decided to pass on what I would have needed in my career. 

My Why is contribution. I am the support that I would have needed when I was younger to help players master the mental side of the game. 

My mission is to make mental training, coaching and personal development a vital part of modern Soccer Education. There is so much more to soccer than just the technical and the physical part. 

I am working with players up into the Bundesliga helping them win their inner game so that can achieve the career they dream of. 

I help people like you to become the best player and person you can be - on and off the field. And I would be happy to get to know and support you as well! 

Success Stories and Feedbacks of the German High Performance Player Academy

More in English coming soon...

Your Benefits

 Build up your mental strength with specific mental training for soccer players
​​ Fulfill your full potential in sports and in life - developing as a person, not just as a player
​​ Get perspectives and learnings from high performance coaches, industry experts and other leaders
​​ Be a part of the community of other ambitious soccer players from different countries, regions and cities
​​ Get coaching content, methods, tools and techniques, that help you perform on and off the field

Your next Steps

1) Click the button below to get to the registration form where you can sign up
2) Fill in your information and payment method (use a code if you have one)
3) You will receive a confirmation and your account info via e-mail
4) Log in to the membership area and watch the welcome module

Let's win the inner Game!

Your Benefits

 Build up your mental strength with specific mental training for soccer players
​​ Fulfill your full potential in sports and in life - developing as a person, not just as a player

​​ Get perspectives and learnings from high performance coaches, industry experts and other leaders

​​ Be a part of the community of other ambitious soccer players from different countries, regions and cities

​​ Get coaching content, methods, tools and techniques, that help you perform on and off the pitch

Your next Steps

1) Click the button below to get to the registration form
2) Fill in your information and payment method
3) You will receive a confirmation and your account info via e-mail
4) Log in to the membership area and watch the welcome module

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Academy for?
The Academy is for all male and female soccer players who want to fulfil their full potential - in soccer and in life. It's especially for those players who want to improve every aspect of the game, who want to develop and train mentally to get to their next level. We coach players from different age groups and leagues - and that's what makes the Academy so interesting. The youngest soccer player is 12 years old. The oldest is 27 years old. They come from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and America. From talented youth players, ambitious amateurs, soccer players from youth development centers, college student-athletes and semi-professionals from the Oberliga and Regionalliga, we have it all. Individually, Julius even works with professional soccer players, who also join in the Academy calls every now and then. 
What do I get every month?
Every month you can join into a live webinar/workshop where we discuss a mental topic that will help you move forward. We will also bring in guest speakers like professional athletes, coaches and other industry experts that will give you new perspectives to develop into a professional, You will get performance worksheets to every new topics to actually apply and use the discussed content. And you also have the opportunity to ask your questions in Q&A Calls. Possible topics are for example:

- How to set goals
- How to stay motivated
- How to be more productive
- How to use social media
- How to regulated negative self-talk 
- How to lose your fear of failures
- How to build confidence and belief 
- How to deal with homesickness
- How to build great habits and routines 
- How to stay focused and concentrated 
- How to make good decisions
- How to enter the flow state
- How to deal with defeats and setbacks 
- How to handle pressure
- How to lead others
What if I miss a live call?
No worries. As a player of the Academy you have access to the exclusive membership area. There you will find all the recordings of the past live calls together with the tools, methods and downloads that you can use for yourself. The Live Calls are not mandatory. You can access the membership area via an app and thus train mentally on demand anytime and anywhere. 
How many players are part of the Academy?
Currently, as of 09/2022, there are about 50 players in the German Academy. Most of them have been with us for several months, some even for several years. We even have many founding members who have been with us since October 2020. You can connect with other players in a exclusive telegram group chat.
Where can I learn more about Julius Duchscherer?
You can learn more about Julius on his homepage https://www.juliusduchscherer.com/en/ and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/juliusduchscherer/. Feel free to reach out and send a message if you have any questions.
Can the Academy subscription be cancelled on a monthly basis?
Yes, you can cancel your subscription at any time without any problems or consequences. It is NOT a long-term contract. This means that you can test the Academy for a month and then see for yourself. In phases where you have less time or it does not fit, you can unsubscribe and then subscribe again if you want to continue working mentally. 
I am a parent. How would you explain your work and the Academy to me?
If you are a parent or a coach, I would suggest that you watch the following video I recorded for you. https://youtu.be/yYrqYe6jqIY
How do I get access to the Academy?
After signing up you will receive an email with your personal account information to our protected membership area. There you can immediately work through and implement the content. You can also access the membership area from anywhere via an app on your cell phone. 
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