When the initial excitement of early practices has faded into a distant memory, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Negative thoughts loom large as you gear up for the next practice. Wins and losses, injuries, complaints, excuses, and white lies seem to cloud your every thought. The anticipation you once had for the practice sessions has long since vanished. You might even find yourself yearning for the season to end, wishing it were over right now. It’s as if not even ‘Dear Abby’ could provide you with comforting advice on how to recapture that early season practice excitement.
However, this is also a reminder that the happiness you once felt during those early “FUNdamental SOCCER Practices” can be rediscovered. It’s a call to rekindle that spark of enthusiasm and reinvigorate your perspective.
Remember the joy, the camaraderie, and the sense of purpose that initially drew you to the sport. Sometimes, in the midst of adversity, it’s easy to forget why we started in the first place. But with a bit of effort and the right mindset, you can bring back that early-season excitement and find renewed motivation in the remaining games and practices.
FOR THE RIGHT MINDSET – REMEMBER …
Koach Karl is the former State Director of Coaching for the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA), Author of the Internationally Published FUNdamental SOCCER Books Series, & Producer of the highly acclaimed ‘9-Step Practice Routine’ DVD.
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