~~The Wolrd Cup has sadly come to an end and it will be another 4 years until we get to see the planet unite in the name of 'futbol.' This tournaments drama could be written as a movie script and has given us a touch of everything we deal with on a weekly basis even at the youth level. It has also uniquely afforded us a chance to relate our weekly club experiences and to reflect on how we may react when the drama unfolds.
Referees missing calls, a home team embarrassed with a 7-1 loss, own goals, missed chances, red cards. We've also seen many positives… spectacular goals, world class technique and touch on the ball, epic fitness levels, emotional PK wins, countries joining together and teams reaching goals they didn't know were possible! The emotions that relate are only explained from 1st hand experience sharing this with family, friends, teammates and sometimes complete strangers are lifetime memories! These soccer experiences, good and bad, are what make the game so desirable and the chance for YOU to have this is right around the corner…. if you want it!!
For upcoming seasons, focus on what works and what wins championships. The winning isn't most important but how every great team gets to the podium is! The ability of an athlete is always a major factor in the successes he or she will have yet "the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts." The group that can come together as a team is the one that will rise to the top. Each team needs leaders, role players, goal scorers, Goalkeepers and players that sit on the bench. These 'positions' can change rapidly but a good team will always come together to fill these roles. As the Germans lift the World Cup trophy, I can't help but think of their nickname… THE MACHINE! This remarkable group of players had the mentality to put their stardom aside and put their team and country first. Individually, they played where they would be most effective and made every minute on the field count. This is the mentality of Champions!
Bottom line, make your team a priority. Realize that the work you are putting in is only worth anything if it works with others. Communicate with one another… you need the guy/gal sitting next to you and it's imperative to work together to accomplish your common goals. Be confident in your ability. Practice to always get faster and prepare to succeed … notice the pace of play is only increasing! Be honest with yourself and the effort you put in… Regret nothing because you didn't give it all you got!
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Thank you for your patience and understanding during this spring season.