Make it your mission this winter to be the most prepared soccer player in your league this spring! That preparation begins eight weeks prior to the official start of your soccer season. A big part of personal preparation is conditioning, but that is only one piece. Can you, as a soccer player, hone in on a mentality and develop your personal soccer DNA?
Know Your Soccer DNA:
Who are you? What are you made of? What is your mission? Do your everyday actions, thoughts, words, and deeds parallel soccer DNA?
Power of Being Prepared
In life and sports, the most successful players/teams are the ones that are the best prepared!
We all know there is only a certain amount of time in each day. You must organize your time to achieve peak performance on and off the soccer pitch. You must understand what is important in your day and what is not.
What to do first, what to do last? What do you plan to accomplish every day? What to accomplish in a week? What things can you do in the morning and then still be able to train with intensity in the evening?
Live the Present, See the Future
Everyone’s path to the start of the season will be different. Maybe you are currently involved in an off-season sport. Maybe you are focused on academics. When thinking about the upcoming soccer season, do not take away focus from what is right in front of you. However, the most successful people in the world balance living in the present, and preparing for the future. Finding time to prepare for that which is upcoming allows you to set the foundation for a strong start.
Make it your mission to be the most prepared player that you can be when the time comes.
When training, envision that you are your soccer coach trying to get you, as a player, to be the best you can be.