Soccer Relationships

“Football is an honest game. It’s true to life. It’s a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.”

– Bill Shankly

Your fitness and health should be good, what about your relationships? The power of relationships are the food of life so you must be aware of the various relationship benefits and problems which can directly occur in your club.

There may be some individuals who are more concerned with themselves than the team, that spoils the closeness of the squad. It could be they have an iron-will and are determined to be the best, or get the best for their family if the club does not match their ambition. Some seniors may get bitter and jealous towards a skilful, young, new signing. Perhaps some members show a lack of commitment toward the overall team mission.

Accept there can be hard, challenging times ahead in your club. Its best to separate those from your personal life. Any negative feelings can rub off on those around you. Is it good to put loved ones through your xem bong da truc tuyen disappointments? Best just to share the good times.

Some club’s team spirit has reached legendary status, being so great it could be worth ten points over a season. In some cases being a team player can overcome any poor technical skill in terms of what can be contributed to the overall team.

Are there people around who will support you? For a young player often its not the opposition that can be a barrier, but family, friends, work colleagues or team mates who are the problem. “You’ll never be good enough” or “don’t set your sights too high.” As well meaning as they think they are, people saying those comments make a player worse than better. If you take notice of people who tell you what you cannot do, you will never accomplish anything. Your placed in a negative frame of mind, have a conflict of priorities and it all spills over into poor sporting standards.

You get intolerant coaches who think they are being helpful by criticising you. Some players respond well to that, but not all. “You’ll never make it in soccer” does not work for everyone. Often you go onto the pitch and make mistakes because a negative expectation has been set up in your mind.

Less experienced players should be coached and encouraged by the more senior team members, they can work directly with juniors and lead by example. The junior players then have an opportunity to learn directly from their heroes, while the senior players learn more from coaching and working with enthusiastic juniors. A coach sometimes cannot give enough feedback to all the individuals in a squad, here, the senior players can see, advise, correct and encourage juniors.

Whether you are a professional or an amateur, if you want to live the life of an athlete you must dedicate yourself to soccer for nine months of the year. Yes, you can have a drink or two to wind down, but do it at appropriate times. Almost everyday, the sports pages print embarrassing and sometimes tragic stories of car crashes, drunken behaviour, drug suspensions, gambling. Lives and careers have been ruined by the poor choices sports people have made.

You cannot go clubbing. You will always get caught as there is always someone waiting with a camera. There is a vast amount of coverage today devoted to soccer players private lives. Some reporters will write anything for the sake of a news exclusive. There is a saying in tabloid journalism ‘don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.’

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