Category: Off the Pitch

Building the Soccer Players of Tomorrow.

Target Practice

Creating SMART Goals

 Setting SMART goals is the ideal way of going about goal-setting.  Creating goals is crucial in soccer as it gives you an objective to aim at as you develop. As 2018 rolls in and 2017 is now a year of the past, we, as athletes, need to reflect on 2017 but also set new objectives…
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January 1, 2018 0

Embracing Competition

Let me make one thing clear, there will always be competition; in all areas of your life. Once you think you have surpassed any possible competitors, life will always find a way to bring you more. Some people relish the idea of always having a rival, while other prefer being alone in their journey. Only…
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December 4, 2017 1

The Complacency Trap

Complacency stops Progress.   By becoming comfortable and satisfied with your current level of talent and skill, you stop yourself from being ambitious and reaching new heights. Complacency is dangerous, and it can hinder anyone’s development. It’s a mindset. It’s an obstacle. Complacency is a trap.   The Dangers of Complacency   Complacency is like…
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September 14, 2017 5

Comparing Yourself To Others

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” -Teddy Roosevelt Just how many times in your experience have you wished you had the speed of another fast player? Or the shot power of another player? How many times have your personally put yourself down because of other’s achievements, even though they are on your own team? It’s…
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August 7, 2017 4

The 3 Most Important Attributes For Soccer Development Success

Ever Wonder Just What It Takes to be a Successful Footballer?   Let Rodrigo break it down with his selection of 3 attributes he believes any player must have if they are to be successful. Let’s be honest. Football can be frustrating at times, with many negative dips in form and times where you lack…
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July 17, 2017 3