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Training and achieving success

I’ll keep this blog short and simple:

  • Train at such a high level, so that when game time comes, it’ll be impossible for the game to be any harder than your training has been.
  • If you train like everyone trains, then you’re going to have similar results. You must go above and beyond with your training in order to separate yourself from the competition.
  • Focus on one area and become a master of it. It’s not about saying “I know that or understand that” but instead “I’ve mastered that.”
  • Don’t be average in several areas when you can be great in one area. If you want to be the best then you have to concentrate your efforts in one area.
  • Success is not a cake walk; it’s not a visit to Disneyland. It comes from hours and hours of daily dedication in one specific area. Focus your energy and efforts.
Philip MacDonald

By Philip MacDonald

The idea for Goalden is to help other soccer players of all ages improve the many different aspects of their game. We began coaching youth teams and watching youth soccer all over Ontario. We watched semi-professional and professional teams and noticed how far the game still has to develop here. From that, we decided we want to help others obtain the best information as early as possible in their soccer careers. We want to educate readers about the game of soccer and the fine details that are often overlooked by coaches in North America.

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