It's almost that time again!
Soccer season pulls into full stride in a couple of weeks and the mania begins with parents and coaches and pressure!!
This past spring, I worked with ENYYSA to put together a series of videos to help parents and coaches relax a little bit and limit the amount of pressure they are putting on their kids!
These videos are with some of the most well known and successful alumni from ENYYSA and are worthwhile to watch, for parents and coaches!
The amount of pressure being put on kids to play at higher and higher levels in order to obtain college "scholarships" is sickening. (colleges should be ashamed of themselves for charging $60K a year.)
The number of parents that have LOST THEIR MINDS and have forgotten that soccer is supposed to be FUN!!!! Is also sickening.
PARENTS! IF YOUR KID IS ANY GOOD; AND THEY HAVE POTENTIAL TO PLAY AT COLLEGE OR PROFESSIONALLY, BELIEVE ME, THEY WILL BE FOUND!!! AND IT SHOULDN'T COST YOU MONEY!!!
UNFORTUNATELY, witht he "Professionalization of Soccer" grows, so do the dishonest dirtbags that prey on parents that don't know any better.
PARENTS. IF YOUR "TRAINER" HAS BEEN TRAINING FOR MORE THAN 5 YEARS AND HAS NOT CREATED ONE DIVISION I COLLEGE PLAYER OR ONE PROFESSIONAL PROSPECT ~ LEAVE!!!
THEY DO NOT DESERVE THOUSANDS OF YOUR HARD EARNED DOLLARS A SEASON.
PARENTS! Soccer under the age of 12 years old SHOULD BE about developing skills and an understanding and passion for the game.
IF YOU ARE FOCUSING ON WINNING AT U10, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!!
IF YOU ARE SCREAMING ON THE SIDELINE AND SAY ANYTHING ABOUT ANY OTHER KID...YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!!!
IF YOU THINK YOUR KID DESERVES SPECIAL TREATMENT, BECAUSE HE'S/ SHE'S THE BEST PLAYER...YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!!!
IF YOU JUMP FROM TEAM TO TEAM AND CLUB TO CLUB TO HAVE YOUR KID PLAY ON THE "BEST TEAM"...YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!! (WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LOYALTY?)
REMEMBER THE WORDS OF THE LATE ROCCO AMOROSSO: "BUILDING CHARACTER THROUGH SOCCER!" REMEMBER, THAT'S OUR GOAL, TO HAVE GREAT KIDS, THAT ARE GOOD ATHLETES. (THE WORLD HAS ENOUGH ASSHOLES.)
PLEASE WATCH THESE VIDEOS AND LISTEN TO THE CONSISTENT MESSAGE. RELAX!!! LET YOUR KID PLAY AND BECOME THEIR BEST SELF, IT'S ABOUT THEIR DEVELOPMENT ~ NOT YOUR EGO!!
WEEK 1 https://youtu.be/bjp85b2tPF8
WEEK 2 Chris Armas https://youtu.be/VJs8bEoUYLM
WEEK 3 Coaches Sue Ryan and Dave Masur https://youtu.be/fXtsfdaq1xY
WEEK 4 Chris Wingert https://youtu.be/1DeTW3Yc4qA
WEEK 5 Coaches Bob Montgomery and Ray Reid https://youtu.be/aTwuPe-rZjg
WEEK 6 Carlos Mendes https://youtu.be/7U_YXwBJcmU
WEEK 7 Pasquale LaManna https://youtu.be/6HWCiTcBKK0
WEEK 8 John Wolyniec https://youtu.be/nLHnj-RgPL0
WEEK 9 FULL VIDEO RELEASE 53 MINUTES https://youtu.be/DSGD1vqea2g