The World's Greatest Football Training App

Rohan Sheth
Apr 24, 2018 · 3 min read

Football is the world’s most popular sport by viewing audience and by participation. For many of us who love the game, we learned how to play on our own, one neighborhood match at a time. Many of the game’s legends also learned on their own. Widely regarded as the greatest football player of all time, Pele grew up in poverty in São Paulo, honing his skills in the streets of Bauru using a newspaper-stuffed sock for a ball. How many players have risen from humble circumstances and taught themselves the craft of football, captivating millions by the fruits of their dedication?

On The Ball is a football-learning app that has a mission to make learning football easy and affordable. How would you like to learn the game from players like Shaun Wright Phillips, Joleon Lescott, and Jordan Stewart? On The Ball gives users this very opportunity, partnering with ambassadors from the greatest football clubs in the world.

On The Ball brings expert guidance and instruction from world-class athletes into an easy-to-follow app format, all for less than $1 a day. It incorporates both video and written content that can be customized to each user regardless of their experience or ability level. The app’s exclusive football-learning content is strategically designed and demonstrated by professional athletes, accessible at the touch of a screen.

On the ball works beautifully as a lifestyle and fitness app for football lovers. Instead of incorporating 30 minutes on the treadmill after hitting the weights, why not do a ball-handling video training session with Jordan Stewart instead? Or, if you’re pumped after watching an offensive wizard dominate the latest match on TV, why not try out some of the moves yourself with On The Ball?


One of the best elements that makes On The Ball a great lifestyle app is its flexibility. Users can learn to play soccer with the exact methods the pros use, at their own pace. You can move as quickly or as slowly as you’d like through any of the programs. And it’s not just about soccer: serious users can pair On The Ball with traditional gym training to create a sophisticated workout regimen, hitting speed, endurance and technique with a football edge to get in stellar shape. Users can use the app solo or with a partner.

At most sports camps, not to mention private individual instruction with athletes, the costs involved can be prohibitive for most. While getting the experience of being in person with another athlete is fantastic, the knowledge you take with you from such encounters, and how you practice it, is where the real value lies. On The Ball delivers this exact knowledge, accessible at any moment, for less than one dollar per day. No football training program in the world offers the combination of convenience, accessibility, and learning directly from the sport’s greatest athletes On The Ball offers.

The app will be available on Android and iOS devices beginning May 1 of this year.

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Rohan Sheth

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CEO of a consulting firm for coaches, entrepreneurs and business owners, and Founder of a production, marketing, and training company.