Episode 008-- #FFF Creating Young Decision Makers

Our goal in youth development, especially at the youngest age groups, should be to create SMART soccer players. Let them make decisions and develop their intelligence of the game. 

In this episode of Five Footy Friday I lay out 3 key tips on how to achieve this goal. 

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Episode 007--Jay DeMerit: Competitive Mindset- "Act As If" Principle

Today Jay and I discuss the multi-sport athlete vs. specialization debate and how it relates specifically to young Soccer players in the United States. 

We talk about Jay's "Act As If" principle which was a culmination of mental training techniques he experienced while he was playing for Watford FC in the English Championship and Premiership. Jay breaks it down and explains how and when to use it effectively to help you achieve greatness.

We then go into how athletes (or human beings in general) can better prepare for success and seize the opportunity when it comes.

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Episode 005-- The Role of MLS in Domestic Development with Bobby Warshaw

Today I'm speaking with the Pennsylvania native and MLS analyst and contributor, Bobby Warshaw. Bobby was a 3-year captain at Stanford University playing 4 years total for the Cardinal and was drafted 17th overall in the 2011 SuperDraft by FC. Dallas. Bobby went on to play 6 years in the pro ranks both in the United States and in Europe. He was also a member of the U17 Men's National Team in 2005 and is the author of the book, "When the Dream Became Reality" which is an in-depth, no-nonsense look at his soccer career both on and off the field. 

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Episode 003-- How to Triumph Over Injuries with Footy Influencer: Jordan Angeli

Today I am speaking with former professional soccer player, ACL Club owner and Colorado Rapids show host, Jordan Angeli. Jordan and I have an in-depth conversation about injuries and pragmatic, dependable ways to not only endure them but thrive through the process. This episode is PACKED with helpful tips and advice from one of the top influencers in the Footy game who has gone through 3 devastating ACL injuries and 7 surgeries. Thanks for listening and please leave us a review on iTunes so we can continue the mission to #InfluenceTheGame.

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