Tag: coaching

Uncharted Territory

“There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by reading.  The few who learn by observation.  The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”   ― Will Rogers (In case you were wondering,  I’m the kind of…

Setting The Pace

If you have ever played a sport, the concept of “preseason training” should send a slight shiver of fear down your back.  When I think of it in soccer terms, I imagine running up and down the mountain side, too many suicide sprints, and…

Striving For Excellence

10 Coaches.  4 Days.  1 Purpose. As I lay on my bed with cramps in my calves and dark circles under my eyes… my heart is full. These past few days came and went, but the lessons I learned and the friends I made…

Be Still and Know

“Now then, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes!” 1 Samuel 12:16 (NIV) For those of you that don’t know me that well…. “Standing still” is not something that I enjoy doing.  In fact, I…

#againstALLodds – Girls Futsal Initiative

According to FIFA, roughly 500 x more girls have the opportunity to play soccer in America than in South Africa. So practically, what does this mean for girls in the city of Cloetesville, South Africa? In my personal experience, soccer has taught me some…