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We need to foster the belief in our children that this is a journey.  We aren’t ‘stuck’ where we’re at.  We can work hard and break through to the next level of performance.  However, we can’t lose the connection to the idea of allowing failure.  “Learn, learn, learn” doesn’t actually happen if the penalty kick is always successful.  We have to cultivate an environment where we encourage full effort AND celebrate the failures. 
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Obviously, we all respond better to things that we are interested in.  If you can incorporate your teen’s interests into standard family activities, they may surprise you with their willingness to participate.  Our family has always been big on playing games – card games, board games, athletic games.  Competition helps us bond, I guess!  If you need extra incentive to get your athlete interested, there is quite an assortment of soccer board games available from a variety of retailers. 
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Advice from a soccer coach on how to work out to stay in elite athlete shape. Most of us are now in our second week of social distancing. We’re learning to balance working while home schooling and not practicing with our soccer teams. A soccer coach weighs in on the best home workouts to stay in elite athlete shape.
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