Coachability

Soccer is all about relationships. Relationships between a player and their teammates, between a player and the fans, between a player and the opposition and of course between a player and a coach. This last working relationship between a player and a coach is heavily complex and can even make or break your career. Throughout…

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Watching The Game of Soccer

As a youth soccer player my coaches would often ask, did anyone watch the game last night?! I would sheepishly remain as still as possible, hoping they would not notice that I had zero clue what game they were talking about. The truth is, I did not start watching soccer until age 14. I grew…

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Facing Fitness

Facing Fitness By Abby Carchio There are a collection of sayings in American soccer that evoke a universal emotion from players. “Bring your runners to practice”. “Get on the line”. And of course the dreaded “beep test tomorrow”. To the layperson, these phrases mean nothing, but for soccer players they can evoke stress, anxiety, and…

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Fostering The Love of The Game

Fostering The Love of The Game By Abby Carchio For the last three years, I have been playing professional soccer in Europe. I have played in France, Denmark, Iceland and Lithuania. All vastly different places with their own unique cultures and challenges. To be an American playing in Europe means a lot of sacrifice. Going…

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How To Boost Your Self-Confidence

Dr Margie Warrell gives her top 5 tips on building your confidence: 1️⃣ Act As If… Act as if you have the confidence you aspire to have. TRY IT: “Fake it until you make it.” Play the role of the most confident person in the room and you will find yourself speaking up and taking…

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NEF- She: The Power of Women Empowerment

What is women empowerment? For many of you, this is a phrase that has been thrown around a lot probably across the news or social media and has increasingly become a huge topic of discussion for women and girls alike.  Its spotlight has been shone across almost every field: sport, business, school. Our NEF-She program…

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Champion Mindset 101

This summer, I had the opportunity to compete with my team in the Girls Academy League National Finals. After two incredibly tough, wild, and exhausting games, both of which went into OT, in hot and humid North Carolina, we were named the U15 National Champions. I do not think there is anything that can compare…

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