Soccer / Football Player Motivation

Becoming the player you want to be

Becoming the player you want to be

by Ivan Bobanovic

There’s a danger in assuming your passion and skill will take you where you want to go.  I’ve seen players...

How hard can it be to be a professional soccer player?

How hard can it be to be a professional soccer player?

by Ivan Bobanovic

While I was getting the oil changed on my car today, a younger man (19 years of age) took care...

Training and achieving success

Training and achieving success

by Philip MacDonald

I’ll keep this blog short and simple: Train at such a high level, so that when game time comes, it’ll...

Pre-Game warm up: get in the zone and…relax?

Pre-Game warm up: get in the zone and…relax?

by Ivan Bobanovic

Before any type of exercise, a warm up of some sort is crucial.  A proper warm up consists of increasing...

How Badly Do You Want to be a Soccer Player?

How Badly Do You Want to be a Soccer Player?

by Ivan Bobanovic

How badly do you want to be a soccer player?  I mean really, how bad do you want it?  When...

Soccer: it’s not just a game…

Soccer: it’s not just a game…

by Ivan Bobanovic

What would happen if you committed your mind, body and soul to soccer?  What would happen if you spent everyday...

The Real Captain Fantastic

The Real Captain Fantastic

by Philip MacDonald

Each of us has our own ideas as to what a good captain is and how he should behave. The...

Stop making excuses

Stop making excuses

by Ivan Bobanovic

How many of us wish we were as good as Lionel Messi in soccer; Michael Jordan in basketball; or Wayne...

The Perfect Goal

The Perfect Goal

by Philip MacDonald

The Brazilian national soccer team that won the 1970 World Cup in Mexico was a team that we can always...

Having a winning mentality makes all the difference

Having a winning mentality makes all the difference

by Philip MacDonald

What is your mindset prior to a game? It could be a league, cup or playoff game. How do you...

Use the off-season to get better

Use the off-season to get better

by Philip MacDonald

Every off-season should be used to work on your weaknesses. Ask your coach and feelow teammates for feedback as to...

The importance of soccer mentors

The importance of soccer mentors

by Philip MacDonald

People will say that mentors in life are important and I couldn’t agree more! There are many areas of my...