Predator VS Prey Mindset in soccer

You have a choice each moment on the pitch, in school and in life. Are you going to be the Predator or the Prey? When you think about the Animal Kingdom there are two types of animals: Predator animals and their Prey. There are key differences between these two types of animals.Prey animals have evolved…

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Jump Levels in Soccer

There is always another level in you no matter who you are. Whether you’re a freshman trying to break into the starting lineup or Lionel Messi, you have another level in you.My dad has always been my role model. When I was a kid my dad would always ask my brothers and I, what is…

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Don’t get caught up in the Fan Mentality

Don’t Get Caught up in the Fan Mentality Stop approaching soccer as a spectator! Each person involved has their own role: players play, coaches coach, administrators administrate, referees ref, parents parent, etc. ​ Know your role – You are a player, an athlete, a participant. This means you must think like a participant, not as…

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10 ways parents can help their kids play their best

1. Verbally & Nonverbally communicate you believe in them. Great parents believe in their kids and communicate it regularly. You can TELL them and SHOW them that you believe they can do anything. 2. Verbally & Nonverbally communicate that you accept them, love them, & are proud of them NO MATTER WHAT. Let them know that…

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10 Tips for Game Day

  10 Tips for Game Day Recharge your battery at half time.  Don’t watch what the other team is doing so that you can detach yourself emotionally and mentally while you aren’t competing. Get away from the fields when there is some time to do so. Leave the area for a few minutes if you…

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10 Soccer Mindset Red Flags

10 Mindset Red Flags in Soccer   1. Being too cautious or hesitant. Typically this happens when your brain goes through “what if” scenarios.  What if I miss? What if I let the other team score? What if I lose the game for the team?   2. Being better in practice than in a game. …

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