Tom is the author of Soccer Starts at Home® and has a three-year contract with the Houston Dynamo to develop a Soccer Starts at Home® strategy and program
Recognized internationally by his Soccer peers, FIFA, UEFA, National Soccer Federations and top Professional Clubs as a leader in early child Soccer development, Tom has presented his work in over 22 Countries worldwide.
The Chinese Ministry of Education appointed Tom to their Advisory Board for their 50,000 School Soccer Project. He designed their Technical Training Curriculum based on his Soccer Starts at Home® philosophy. Former Japanese Minister of Education, Mayumi Moriyama stated, “Tom changed the way Japanese children are taught Soccer forever.”
Byer’s philosophies have been incorporated into custom designed Grassroots Programs and Strategies for Countries and Global Brands, such as adidas, Nestle, Volkswagen, AIA Insurance, in countries such as Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Indonesia, India and the United States.
He is the Author of 4 Books and has written numerous articles and produced 5 DVD’s on Grassroots Soccer Development which are Best Sellers in Japan.
Tom’s work has been highlighted by BBC Sports, Sky Sports, CNN, Time Magazine, Economist Magazine, HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, FIFA TV, Vice Sports, ESPN, The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Four Four Two Magazine, Fox Sports, and many more.