The ability to determine whether or not athletes have improved their performance (and which aspects need improvement) and are healthy should never be regulated by the “we have no money” line. Here’s how to Test & Retest on a budget, on schedule, and as sport-specific and realistic as possible!
If you are considering hitting on your female coach, please consider the following: we are likely just doing our jobs. Don’t distract, annoy, or demean us. Keep it professional. We will too! Make sure there is clear, explicit interest and consent! Don’t assume she is interested. Nobody likes a creep! Speak up for women and make room for us where you can. Nobody owes you anything!
If you can start operating out of a “my performance doesn’t impact my worth as a human AT ALL” mindset, you’ll see, feel, and embody a change in your confidence.
Again, it’s okay if you don’t always feel confident, satisfied, or worthy.
Sometimes we’re a bit too gloomy to see the positives and the lights within ourselves.
But when we truly want to build a play for Long-Term Athletic Development in soccer, what we need is to develop strong, fast, mentally free, technically and tactically sharp, and resilient athletes who can play until their mid-30’s.
Oprah once said “do not think you can be brave with your life and your work and never disappoint anyone. It doesn't work that way." That changed how I work, play, and approach life forever.
What’s your favourite quote, and why?