Every child on this planet has something important to say and do. No matter how small their contribution may seem, there is a place for them in the soccer world, in the stadium of champions.
The word “champion” is synonymous with excellence, winning and being the best. Champions are those individuals at the top of their game, the absolute best and are labeled “winners”.
This is where I draw the line.
To define champions as winners implies that everyone else is a loser.
A champion is not necessarily someone who plays professionally, scores the winning goal or wins the league. For me a champion is someone who gives 100% into whatever goal they set out to achieve.
Kids that participate in soccer clinics are champions.
Kids that play the game for fun, champions!
Kids that train hard and play for a team, champions!
Kids that have fun and play with a smile, champions!
What do you think?
12 Easy Steps to becoming a Champion
1- It’s your call to play soccer. If you commit, choose a positive and enthusiastic attitude, no matter what!
2- Realise that training offers you unlimited opportunities to improve.
3- Training! Arrive early; leave late. Out train your teammates and opponents, it works!
4- Shut up and listen aggressively.
5- Acknowledge your weaknesses and enjoy your mistakes. Start pushing the envelope, no mistakes equals no improvements.
6- Always keep it friendly, preferably with a smile!
8- Always be willing to lend a hand. Help or encourage your teammates.
9- Practice with your weaker foot. What’s that? You do not have a weaker foot! Perfect! Practice both then.
10- Always look the coach in the eyes.
11- Pay attention to techniques, fitness will come and go. Skills are forever.
12-Always remember to say thank you.
“May the winds of destiny blow you to the stars”