Courage, Commitment and Concentration

Courage, Commitment and Concentration

This weeks blog post is about actual tasks that players can try to use to help them progress through the four mental skills that help young players succeed at the next level. Read last week’s blog post: Youth Soccer Player Psychology There were many “thank you’s” and positive comments about the timing of last weeks…

Just Practice

Just Practice

It’s why we coach. it’s why we seek coaches in our life. To hold us accountable to our practice. Because when times are tough and the day is frustrating, just practice.

No Judgment Strikes

No Judgment Strikes

It’s why those first five strikes are “no judgement strikes.” They allow us to find ourselves in our practice of becoming who we are and who we want to become, because after that it’s also about how we practice not just what we can do in the game that makes a difference.

Our Mindset is Everything

Our Mindset is Everything

On November 21st, I began a journey through several compounding health issues that left me bed-ridden, in and out of surgery and away from LeftFoot for over two weeks. The whole time I fought through the tears and heartache of watching my body fail me. I knew that my mindset through the experience was what…

The Five Mental Barriers to Success

The Five Mental Barriers to Success

In the Chinese Philosophy, the Five Elements of Healing, there exists a model of organizing health and well being that relate to the natural elements of Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire. These Five Elements exist in a natural state of tension and harmony to promote healing, diagnose illness and help practitioners find balance with…

The Attitude to Finish

The Attitude to Finish

The attitude to finish has five key elements. Drive. A team has to be able to have a certain drive to able to move forward, to get better, and execute that low-instep drive. It’s about that force and power to make things better, to get things to where they need to go.  If a player,…