Thriving in 2021
Well everyone, we did it! We made it to the end of 2020! And in all seriousness, you survived it. The uncertainty, the difficult days, the confusing days, perhaps even the dark days – you survived 100% of the days you weren’t sure you would. That’s great strength, great perseverance, and on this New Year’s Eve you should sit back just for a few moments and allow yourself to feel proud of that. Perhaps you lost much in 2020, but remember that much remains. If today you lost everything you have but tomorrow you got it all back again, tomorrow...
2021 U19 Boys and Girls Team Info & FAQ Page
The Adam Godwin Soccer Academy is launching two travel tournament teams for the 2021 fall season – a U19 boys team and a U19 girls team. The purpose of these team are to compete in 5-6 high level tournaments while providing weekly quality coaching and training opportunities. WHEN ARE TRYOUTS? Tryouts will be held at Randolph College (1 Quinlan Street, Lynchburg, VA 24503) on the following dates: April 25 & May 2 Girls times - 12:30pm - 2:00pm Boys times - 2:00pm - 3:30pm To be considered for either team you must attend at least one tryout. You may register...
The Lonely Road To The Top - How To Get Into The 3% Of Players That Make It To College
Hello Academy Players & Families! As I was walking around the soccer field setting up for the Summer Intensives last week, my mind drifted to how proud I am of the players who have signed up for the training this year. The numbers for this year’s training are down by about 25%. A big statement I will make before I go any further is that while participation numbers are down, the expectation levels of players and parents to play at a high level have not dropped. Numbers are down 25%, but 100% still expect to play in college and get...
How many rejections would it take for you to give up on your dreams? For me, it was 94.
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...
- Tags: Character, Winning With Character
The 5 Things I Did Which Took Me From Being The Worst Player On My U15 Team To A Full Scholarship
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...
- Tags: Development
Thriving in 2021Dec 30, 2020
2021 U19 Boys and Girls Team Info & FAQ PageApr 22, 2020