How many times could you endure hearing “no” before giving up on your dreams? How many times could you take having door after door slammed in your face before you told yourself it was time to quit? What would your number be before you simply took it as a sign to give up and go home? 1? 10? 50? 75? For me, that number was 94. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a coach. I loved that side of the game – the organizing, the leading, the planning, the motivating, the inspiring, the opportunity...
A few months ago my Mum sent me this picture of the U15 team I played on celebrating after we won the championship that year. It was really fun to see that picture of the team and reminisce about those days and the guys I used to play with. But one really important thing stuck out to me about the picture, and I thought it was important that I share that with the young aspiring soccer players I get the opportunity to work with every week: I was probably the least talented player in that team. But I went the...
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The greatest joy of coaching is not in the wins and losses, but in the great privilege you have to walk alongside outstanding people for a short period of time. Often these people teach and impact you in a far greater way than you do to them, and that was true in a profound way for me as I had the opportunity to coach the Liberty University Women's Soccer Class of 2016. Kauzy, Brittany, Holly, Crystal, Bekah, Jaime, and Alex were undoubtedly talented - the winningest class in program history who brought home four conference titles and in the final...
Feb 22, 2018