10 Mental mistakes Soccer players Make (and Corrections)

1. Getting involved in the hype by reading the papers and/or looking up your stats. After your season is over, then you can check this stuff out. During the season, focus on always improving. 2. Associating with negative people. They will slow you down and taint your progress during the season. Keep your distance from…

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10 Qualities of a Winner

1. A winner doesn’t make excuses. It’s easy to find reasons to miss practices and workouts. But you have a winning mentality when you stick to your commitments even when conditions are not ideal.  2. A winner maintains a White Belt Mentality. Winners keep an open mind and learn what you can from anyone you can. They don’t write…

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10 Rules for soccer Season

1. Never be outworked. Always put in 110% of your effort and you won’t be outworked. Soccer legend, Diego Maradona, said, “When people succeed, it is because of hard work. Luck has nothing to do with success.”Be willing to give everything that you have while competing. 2. Don’t focus on your statistics. Sometimes an off-day…

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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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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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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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