You worked hard and just finished school and your entitled now to take a few weeks off from soccer right?
Short answer is NO!
Long answer is NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
As you prepare for the upcoming summer soccer season- including tryouts, ID camps, showcases, and vacations, here are a few thoughts to help you as well as your folks.
Use the next 3 months to “perfect your craft”. More college coaches than ever now telling me that top grades and being a good soccer player with good character are expected but not guaranteed a college roster spot.
Using iSoccerPath effectively is a huge advantage over other kids, as we can keep you organized and help you learn the secrets to follow to get your emails opened, videos watched, and coaches to come to your games.
It does not, however, help in the physical and mental part of the soccer game… that’s something you and only you can control!
Only you can determine what you eat and drink, how much sleep you get, and how much soccer you’re watching and playing. Your parents, us at iSoccerPath, your teammates… no one has an interest in your success like you do! Perfect your craft this summer.
Eat well, sleep as much as you can, train on the ball in small groups, get private training or small group training, do speed and agility and work on getting better with your non dominate foot. (If you’re a right foot player, get better with your left for example). All it takes is bag of balls and desire to be the best you can be. If you are going on vacation , take a ball or two, play on the beach or find a patch of grass. They are everywhere.
Make a list of 5 goals for example:
· Faster in the 40
· Faster or longer in the mile or go to two miles
· Eat healthy
· Hit 50 balls a day with my odd foot
· Watch 2 to 3 games a week and watch my position the pros play
· Practice “interviewing” with adults like your parents
Start your day every morning with this question: “ What am I going to do today to myself better?” – Parents at end of day ask your son/daughter “So, what did you do to make yourself better today”
Remember “ Do what you have to do to do what you want to do” – if college soccer is what you want to do, the go do what you have to!
Lastly, remember to rest your body every 3 days or so and do nothing but be a kid! Go to a movie, play video games, go swimming… enjoy your summer yes, but know that there are over 1000 kids in your grad year and your position working to get better to get that one college roster spot to play soccer!
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