Over the course of my now 11+ year professional soccer career, I've been asked by thousands of aspiring soccer players, from every different kinds of backgrounds, what it actually takes to get to and play soccer at every level... 👉🏽😶👈🏽
After spending way more time that I ever should have trying to explain the process (because that’s all it really is, a process) I decided it would be best to just sit down and write an entire book dedicated to answering every question every kid, player, parent and coach has ever asked me about the game.
As well as answer all the questions I felt they didn't know they should be asking me!
Like the most important questions that actually matter when trying to get to the next level...
*Quincy Amarikwa and teammates (DC United) Before Game*
I ended up putting it all (and more) into my FREE book which I ended up titling:
The Perfect Soccer Player Blueprint - Master The 9 KEYS To Soccer Success, become the best player on the field every game.
I actually just finished updating the book (it took all of my effort to write the book, I'm not a huge fan of writing quite yet lol)
But I forced myself to sit down and do it because I knew it was necessary to help players exactly like you, escape the uncertainty of your soccer future.
More importantly, I wanted to be able to actually show you exactly HOW and WHAT it takes to play soccer at any level you hope to achieve.
(From youth and club soccer, all the way to the professional level)
That way you can know you’re doing everything you need to in order to become the perfect type of player coaches at every level are hoping to find....
I was sitting right where you, your son, daughter or youth player may find yourself right now, early in my soccer career.
I was on my high school and club soccer teams. Practicing every single day. Traveling to tournaments every weekend. Attending soccer camps. Getting private training…
Living. Breathing. Thinking. Soccer
If there was any way or anything I could be doing to get better at soccer, (or thought I should be doing)
I was doing it.
And no matter how much I practiced, how many tournaments I went to, or what I did. It seemed as though it was to no avail.
I received ZERO interest from college soccer coaches and I thought my dreams of playing soccer past high school were gone FOREVER…
To be completely honest, my plan was to try to walk onto the track and field team of whichever school I got into academically.
It wasn’t until literally my very last club soccer tournament of my Senior Year of High School, where 2 college coaches happened to be sticking around to watch the other team playing, where by some stroke of luck….
I got seen, recruited, and offered a scholarship, all in the same night.
Now that is definitely NOT the way you should be going about your soccer career “Hoping” and “Winging it” is by far the sure fire way to nose-diving your chances of playing soccer at any level.
But unfortunately for us, my father and I didn’t know any better at the time, and most kids, parents and youth coaches don’t too…and it’s not their fault.
I went on to play 4 years of Division I collegiate soccer at the University California Davis.
And during that time I learned everything that I ACTUALLY needed to be doing while I was playing youth soccer that would have guaranteed that I wouldn't have been in the situation I was come my senior year of high school.
I used what I learned during this time to drastically improve my soccer skills (the ones that actually matter) to the level where I was drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer.
Where I've been a professional soccer player ever since (11+ years now to date)
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The 3 S’s of Self Awareness 👁 Are you where you want to be? Are you willing to learn and do what’s necessary to improve and change? What actions are you going to take (what work are you going to do) to create this change? What consequences do you need to put in place for you to stay disciplined in taking the actions you’ve said you need to take, to reach your desired outcome? —- With these new experiences from adopting and applying a growth mindset, what do you now know that you realize you didn’t know before? (Self Reflection) Now go back to the beginning of the 3 S’s and start again. Once you’ve done this long enough and have enough new experiences (data/information) now start looking for and seeking to work with those who align with your long term goals. Get rid of and shed those who you now know to be holding you back (Teamwork) . Pay attention to the details. Stay focused on what got you here and what will take you where you ultimately want to go. Do not think you are special, know that it is the dedication to staying consistent in taking action with purpose over time, that is special. Have fun. Choose what you find passion in. What’s the point if not? But don’t make the mistake of thinking that finding or pursuing your passion will not take an insane amount of work, time or your effort. #MSL @mentalstrengthleague #AmarikwaProcess #AskASoccerPro @flofc @dcunited @perfect_soccer
...I struggled to figure the process out, but through persistence, hard work and a willingness to learn, I was able to figure this whole soccer thing out..
But many players I've played with along the way weren't able to do the same, even though (having now played at the professional level for quite some time)
I know that they EASILY had the soccer ability to do so!
The reason they didn't make it was because they didn't understand what I call, the entire "soccer picture"
There is a system and blueprint you need to follow if you truly want to achieve a high level of success in soccer.
A blueprint that most players never figure out, or when they do, it much too late!
My goal is to teach every player who has the dream of playing at the professional level the exact blueprint and training for doing so.
Which is the very reason I wrote my book.
It peels back the curtain and shows you what skills you actually need to develop (and which you need to ignore!)
So you can give yourself the greatest chance to play at whichever level you aspire to reach!
If you're interested in learning more about how to grab a FREE physical or digital copy of my book, you can click the link below to get the full details:
I wanted you to know a little bit about who I am and the backstory as to why I'm doing, what I'm doing.
I plan to give you all the tools you'll ever need to become "The Perfect Soccer Player" :)
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