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July 10, 2019

A South American friend of mine is an avid supporter of Real Madrid and his country’s national team. He is super passionate about the game and international competition. At the 2018 World Cup, his eyes were glued to the television, constantly watching games. However, h...

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...

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...

February 26, 2016

I’ll begin with this: If you are a board member, administrator, director, or even a coach at a youth soccer club, you might not like the remainder of this post. Particularly if your club or organization hosts a tournament. What I’m about to say might sound like I’m cal...

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