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June 12, 2019

The first thing to understand about a winning mentality is that it has nothing to do with winning.

Here’s why:

The highest performers competing at the highest levels – although they do win a lot, and they of course love to win – do not focus on winning.

In fact, the more...

March 5, 2019

Two of the most common talking points I hear in a pregame or halftime talk are desire and work ethic. One of the most common things I hear during these talks is coaches saying that their players need to “want it more.”

The reality is that the vast majority of the time,...

January 22, 2019

There is a question that I ask every time I work with a team or group of parents at a club. The responses to this question are very telling. When I ask this question, the concept seems so obvious that the parents can’t believe that they didn’t think of it before, yet t...

March 30, 2016

“Losing team has to do ten pushups!”


We hear this all the time on the practice field. “Pushups” is often substituted by sprints, crunches, burpees, etc. There’s something seriously wrong with this.

Why is fitness being used as a consequence for losing? Why are exercis...

January 11, 2016

The most important thing we need to do as coaches is identify why the children we are coaching are participating in the first place.

Although I am competitive and love soccer and treat it as my profession, my players might not care that much about the sport. They migh...

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