11-year MLS veteran Quincy Amarikwa is back for episode 70 of the #AskASoccerPro Show. This week Quincy is joined by Be PRO General Manager, Ryan Masch, and coach Anes Bekric!
Check out what Quincy, Ryan, and Anes discuss:
00:00 - 04:07: Welcome To Episode 70 Of The #AskASoccerPro Show
04:20 – 07:59: How The 3 S’s Of Self Awareness Speech Helped @LetsBeanes Change His Life
07:22 – 10:58: The Mentality You Need to Get Through Tough Times
10:55 – 12:47: The Key Skill @LetsBeanes Took Away From The 3 S’s Of Self Awareness That Has Made Him A Better Coach And Person
12:51 – 16:50: What’s Next For Quincy?
16:54 – 23:03: Quincy’s Advice on Club Soccer
23:07 – 25:32: Are Individual Soccer Skills Enough To ‘Make It’?
25:35 – 28:03: @BEPROPerfectSoccer General Manager @RyanMasch Joins the #AskASoccerPro Show
28:04 – 33:01: How To Overcome Lack Of Motivation
33:01 – 35:49: Quincy’s Twitter Fingers 🐦
36:00 – 39:19: How Does Quincy Stay Fit For Soccer?
39:22 – 42:23: Quincy Overseas? Is Derby County An Option? Juventus? 👀
42:34 – 45:12: Is @CharlieDavies09 Going To Join The #AskASoccerPro Show Soon?
45:15 – 49:38: How Does Quincy Recover From A Game Or Practice?
49:41 – 53:25: What The P in Perfect Soccer Stands For...
53:28 – 55:06: Is A Perfect Soccer App Coming? And Should Zlatan Be Scared?
55:10 - 59:49: @Joe.Jackson11 ‘s I’m In Your Head Success Story
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Quincy Amarikwa (00:02):
90 pulse T or think the King or the King joined an N E T Z G Joe Jackson in right away. Right from the beginning. Be PRO general manager. Ryan Masch. Joining in. What up brother? I'm Sonia. Hello Lou tripper. Saw you joined in over on my personal account. Thanks for jumping in. [inaudible] What up T Gabrielle Lee. Bo. HEG peg. No, Heather, welcome. Ben. Sam, you, what's up? Zuri. Welcome back. Justin. Penny packer. Oh my got Quincy is back. That is correct. You guys know what it is. Today's going to be a fun one. We're going to have a, we're going to have a good time. Spend that.
Quincy Amarikwa (00:50):
Well, if you guys are excited and juiced and ready, did he go for the ask a soccer pro show? We're getting our production value. Hey, little one. I forgot to. I forgot to lock the door, so hold up my son. Do you want to come say hello? Because I started the show. Tell everybody hello. Okay. Say Hey, what's up everybody? Hello? Okay. Say I'll call you. I'll call you later. The hat. Oops. Oops. You just got my head. See starting young. He's already getting my head a new background backdrop alert from Paul. What up? What up you guys. You I want to, I need to drop this cause you're trying to show this last week with with Totara donor. Just put together this little graphic because here, well, I'm going to put it in Chris. Welcome to episode code.
Quincy Amarikwa (02:05):
Quincy Amarikwa (02:06):
Oh, more 64 more. Oh everyone. Andy pinhead. Welcome in the Luca MSL. [inaudible] You guys know what it is. Spam that heart button. If you're excited, welcome everybody to episode 70 of basket soccer pro show. I'm your host, 11 years and 32 year MSL professional coinci. Mastiqua everyone's spam, that hard button. If you're happy and excited to join in on today's episode, shout out Javier of the DCU knighted organization running with his mask on, but his MSL hat rock and that bad boy keeping, keeping the mentality alive. Been keeping the mentality alive. Yeah. Been keeping the mentality alive and I appreciate that Sonya with a brother. Yeah. Love seeing you guys. Love the support. Love all of the amazing content and stuff that has been create ready to ride.
Quincy Amarikwa (04:20):
Let's be, yeah, let's be, let's be, yeah, we're doing a classic episode. You guys call in and get your questions answered quickly. Drop your questions in there. Seeing everybody spam that hard button. I'm loving it. What's up bro?
Anes Bekric (04:39):
How you doing bro?
Quincy Amarikwa (04:41):
Time, bro. How old are you? Where are you calling in from?
Anes Bekric (04:47):
No problem. My name is Anes Bekric, 27 years old. Checking in from Leesburg, Virginia. Originally from Bosnia Herzegovina. And I met this man Q over the summer. And boy, this may have sparked an interest in my heart and made me come to some realization. So if anybody's watching, listen up, the man's got wisdom.
Quincy Amarikwa (05:03):
Uh thank you very much brother. Hey. So tell me out, what's your Twitter handle? So we spell it out for me. So we, my Twitter handle is at, let's be honest. L. E T. S. B. E. A. N. E. S. Okay. And is that the same for Instagram? Same for Instagram. Got you. All right brother. Hey, thanks for joining in.
Anes Bekric (05:29):
Was like, no problem. It's about time.
Quincy Amarikwa (05:32):
That's what's up, man. So maybe set a little bit of context for everybody. You said that you met me back in summer. Where was that at and how did that happen?
Anes Bekric (05:40):
Oh, so we met back over the summer and it was a July down in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was actually a summer camp that we were both helping with that Bill Hamid and some are actually one of my first soccer coach has ever organized for these kids and they've been doing this summer camp for like 16, 17 years. One of the longest running camps in the country. And Q came through with a presentation about mental health and just like mental strength and what it means to be mentally strong and just being like reflecting on your own self and reflecting on your pathway. And I mean, and that moment when he was going Q was giving his presentation, it hit hard, it hit deep because I made some realizations about like where my career path took turns or went up, went down, and how my decision making played a part in that. I used to just look around the room and try to find, you know, somebody else to point the blame at, but just listen to the Q opened up my eyes to realize this is all on me. And you have the power to change. You've got the power to succeed any given time, any given moment. It's just a matter of making a decision is putting the work and putting the wheels in motion.
Quincy Amarikwa (06:43):
I'll roll out, you know, I love that.
Anes Bekric (06:47):
Well, you know, I love that I missed you. And then DC games, man, I used to come front row from the, from the support section just to get your name out
Quincy Amarikwa (06:55):
April. And I loved, I loved every moment, every shout out everything. Rob, I appreciate the support and you never know bro. Maybe those guys, maybe they'll come to the realization sometime soon. Then I'll be back. Ma'am
Anes Bekric (07:08):
Life's taken you further down South, but you know me, I'm going to be supporting you in perfect soccer. Okay.
Quincy Amarikwa (07:22):
No, no, that's dope. So first and foremost, you got any questions for me? I know so setting more context. So yeah, we had met back at bill Hamid's camp. For those of you who haven't listened to that talk, I think Ronnie shout out Ronnie helped me record it on live. At least there. I think that's over it. Perfect. Soccer skills.com/oo public speaking. I made a link for it so it's easier. So you guys can check out the, the talk that I did. We spoke a little bit briefly afterwards, but, but since that time, now you're making me think of everything bro. Right? No, that's, no, no, that's awesome.
Quincy Amarikwa (08:01):
Uh so what can I, what can I do for you brother? How can I help? What's the question?
Anes Bekric (08:06):
You've been staying so motivated? Like how have you been staying motivated during all this stuff? You haven't even taken a break. I see. From camp to now, bro, you've been continuing to do your thing. Despite the whole thing going on at United, you've just been doing your thing straight in your lane. You didn't let nobody come in your lane and like how do you do it on a regular basis?
Quincy Amarikwa (08:27):
Got you. So kind of like how you had said it's a decision. Once you come to the realization, then it's a decision. Right. And for me, I just decided that even though it's unfair, even though there's a bunch of liars and backstabbers and just BS and just, you know, I mean, even though there's every reason and excuse to quit, I'm gonna just make a decision not to, you know what I mean? And because I made that decision, I just went, you know what? I faith in the process, I have faith in what it is that I'm doing will result in something. It'll be meaningful in some capacity. You know, some day I don't know what it's going to look like, but then I go live and I see someone call in and they, you know what I'm saying? They, they tell me that, Hey, listen back when I saw you in the summertime, that meant something that was important to me.
Quincy Amarikwa (09:19):
And that's what keeps me going. You know what? Like, just because I can't see what will result of it doesn't mean that it's not worth it. And yeah, I mean, I'm not going to lie. It doesn't mean it doesn't mean that it's easy. You know what I'm saying? It doesn't mean that I don't get like tough times. I think even if you can go look at my Instagram, I think I hit a real big wall maybe like two months ago, maybe it was two months ago, three months ago. And I kind of shared that just cause I don't think a lot of people see the tough moments enough, you know?
Anes Bekric (09:51):
Yeah. We're usually stuck in with, we'll mix by ourselves, you know, we let those moments kind of consume us and we're usually there by ourselves. So it definitely helps to have a good support system. And that's what I got to discover and got a bigger support system from the camp. Just getting closer with bill. I used to train with bill back when I was like 16 years old and then like kind of like life took our separate ways. Like I said, my old coach for my first travel coaches life took him a different path. We ha we weren't connected for a long time and I got to have a new support system and, and just realizing that it is tough and it's a lot of this stuff is going to fall on your shoulders, but boys a lot easier when you can look to your left and look to your right and got people standing side by side with you, you know,
Quincy Amarikwa (10:31):
You right. Rather than, that's why a core value here of the AmeriCorps process is teamwork makes the dream work. You know what I'm saying? Your network is your net worth. And we're out here building the community. You know, I'm loving everybody in the comment section. They're dropping the, I'm in your head emojis loving, loving, all that. The community is building and growing and you know, you're a big reason and FA and, and contributing factor to that. You know, so I man, I, I, I appreciate that man. You got any other questions for me or any, any,
Quincy Amarikwa (10:59):
I got a question for you. So, all right, so what have you been doing differently as a result of the, of the, the top speech?
Anes Bekric (11:07):
I hold myself accountable like I got back and it made me an instantly, a better coach. I could realize where I was making my mistakes or where I wasn't doing enough and saying, all right, well I didn't prioritize session planning. I didn't prioritize getting to training session all the time. Well, guess what, I, all those things are going to show up eventually, right? You don't plan a good session. You're going to have a crap session and you have a director come out who's going to kind of shadowing your session for the day. You're not going to look good. You're showing up late. It's not gonna look good. So I always just started saying, you know, I'm a coach. I'm a role model. Nope. Point Blake simple, you're rolling.
Anes Bekric (12:08):
Avoid that road before we even get there. You know?
Quincy Amarikwa (12:11):
So yes, I love that.
Anes Bekric (12:14):
And like, not just in my coaching, but in my personal life. I mean, I was in a longterm relationship with my girlfriend and we're talking about moving anything that's all that stuff kept on getting put off and put off. And like you said, at one point just said, I'm tired of hearing it. So I'm like, yeah, let's just start putting the wheels in motion, start thinking of steps. And here I am about to move down to North Carolina in July and so I'm gonna get myself ready to do that. So yeah, man, I mean it's just accountability, accountability, accountability, accountability.
Quincy Amarikwa (12:41):
I love that. She, I love that. That's the, that's a, that's a pure practice of the three S's of self awareness right there, brother.
Anes Bekric (12:51):
Yes, yes sir. Where are you going to be at months from now? Where are you going to be at months from now? Like tell me you got something brewing, bro.
Quincy Amarikwa (12:54):
You know, me, I got a lot of stuff ruined, you know, especially, you know, shout up the community, especially community that's always tuning in, engaging. They've been participating in especially in so I didn't even think since since summer Ryan mash or be pro general manager, he's been helping us build at home custom weekly soccer training programs. Man, there's so many things going on, right. But if for those who are interested, you can head over to perfect soccer skills.com/create account, create yourself for free purchase on your team membership camp.
Anes Bekric (13:28):
Yes, I got questions. A little bit of favor. Can you hop on one of these things? Like if I organize like a little zoom call my three teams, I coach and maybe I can get in touch with my directors. Maybe just have you do like a club wide thing, bro.
Quincy Amarikwa (13:40):
You already know. You already know the answer to this. Of course, man, you'll send a, send a send the details and all the, everything you're requesting to contact at perfect soccer skills. Katie will help me organize that and get that together and we can, we can definitely do a zoom. But yeah, man, I think a lot of the stuff with the MSL mentality and mindset we've been doing is to prepare for, to prepare to be ready, right. For anything. Whether that's the, the whole, the whole entire country shutting down, right. Or you know, being in free agency and wait for, for a team or something. So I think, I think a lot of people are still learning and understanding what it is that we've been doing and how we operate and function and take that negativity and turn it into a positive.
Quincy Amarikwa (14:31):
So I think it's taken some people a little bit longer to learn than others, but it's all good. We're patient. I think good stuff will come from it. But to answer your question directly, I'm not sure man. Could be playing here 10 more years. Could be retired in 10 more weeks. Right? I don't know. But I'm prepared to, I'm prepared to play for 10 years and I'm prepared to retire. You have a lot of stuff we're working on and bringing it all together. Yeah. John had said John Hollinger yo, shout out John. He's in the comments. He had said, I went to Bill Hamid's premiere AC camp as a camper over.
Anes Bekric (15:04):
Dang, look at that. And if you guys know Sully Hamid, Sully amazed one of the most genuine people you are going to meet in this business. His thing is if it's good for my kids, it's good for you. The man lives, eats, breathes and sleeps by that. So if you're, if you got time, you need something to do with the summers when these things, when all this stuff starts to die down, I think everybody should give a look to that pack residential camp. It's a great facility. It's a nice little school out in the mountains just outside of Charlottesville. And then we bring cool people along. We had Duane de Rosario, we got points through this year. Bill Hamid and this is growing. It's growing and we're creating this community of football people who are going to go back into their community and do positive things with it. So.
Quincy Amarikwa (15:47):
Awesome brother. Well everybody's spamming that heart button cause they're loving what you're saying. They're dropping them off. There I am in your head emojis cause they, they love having another man.
Anes Bekric (15:56):
You live in rent free over here.
Quincy Amarikwa (15:59):
The everybody bro, we keep the rent out for everybody. Especially all the free rent is locked on its head. Everybody can have, everybody has some real estate bro.
Quincy Amarikwa (16:11):
Hey brother, I appreciate you dropping in. I appreciate the questions.
Quincy Amarikwa (16:15):
Much love and I really, I really appreciate the support man.
Anes Bekric (16:21):
Always made to keep it easy to stay who you are. Don't do. And I know you're not going to stay who you are. That's why people are attracted to you. Why people believe in you. That's why you change my whole thought process. So just keep being Quincy Amarikwa, keeping in people's head, keep being there, rent free and just put a smile on it and just, you know, nose to the sky and smile and just keep walking faster.
Quincy Amarikwa (16:47):
Hey, yeah, no, thanks so much for dropping in man.
Anes Bekric (16:50):
Yup. Appreciate it bro. Keep it up all up.
Quincy Amarikwa (16:54):
Loving that. That is awesome. You know, I even saw here in the comments section, you'll Ryan, if you were still in the live, let's hop, let's have you hop in a little bit so we can ask a couple of questions for your for your team members. And those of you who have some questions, start dropping those questions in the comment in the comment box. Spam that heart button. If, if you guys are still tuned in and plugged in and ready to take everything to the next level, you know, shout out Zuri with the, with the three clap hands. Jordan said elite players see the game through a hole average. See it through a straw. You Jordan, you right, you right. So what Jordan was talking about when we're breaking it down, Oh man, Jordan was on, you know, so a couple of things. Instagram clearly has changed and updated their system and now the Instagram replay is not live for 24 hours anymore directly on the account. So those of you who tune in live are the ones who are getting all that knowledge directly. And I'm hoping we're still going to be able to save the lives and stuff and get that post produced and reshared as normal. But maybe we'll be posting this just directly to the feed and then getting the replay out here shortly. But
Quincy Amarikwa (18:14):
Quincy Amarikwa (18:17):
Through a whole, no. Okay. So Jordan, when Jordan is talking about his, and the reason why I said that is I want to say it would have been like episode 47 or 48 or something like that. The live had crashed but on that live we did a very great breakdown of the different levels between how players can process information on the field. And man, Jordan, I'm going to have to rethink through how I've talked about that and break and break that down cause I'm, I poured all that, I poured all that knowledge out in the live cause that's what I do with you guys, right? It's all coming. Just the information comes in, I process it and I try to share and break it down with you guys in the best manner possible. I don't really like to think about too much about like pre-planning.
Quincy Amarikwa (19:03):
I like it to be organic. Speaking of organic, yo, shout out Chris Durkin dropping in in the chat, bro. What's up Chris? I think I saw the news that Chris just signed with his club officially. Is that right Chris? Let us know if you officially, if you officially like or no, I think you're officially no longer with DC United, right? And you, you've signed with your club shout out Chris. Chris joined in. Man, I gotta do better and remember what episode numbers people called in on. But if you guys get check, you can go listen to the we soccer pro shows where Chris dropped in and shared a bit of his experience and what's been going on on his side of the world. We'll have to do, Oh yeah, there he is. We'll have to do a little update call. Ryan, I'm trying to buzz you in here, bro. I don't know where you're at. But yeah, Chris, we're going to have to do an update and see what's going on on your side of the world. Heather said, man, I wish my mom changes her Instagram picture. Why did she have to use a phone from five years ago? Yeah. I don't know. Okay. Joe Jackson was on that live that I was talking to you guys about.
Quincy Amarikwa (20:12):
Quincy Amarikwa (20:12):
So I'll need to think through that a little bit more. I know you've been asking me to talk about it, but I keep for one, I keep forgetting and now that I'm thinking about it and I'm like, yo, I forgot how I broke that down. So I need to think a little bit more about that. Let's see. I'm seeing people saying those happy birthdays. A, L,
Quincy Amarikwa (20:39):
Quincy Amarikwa (20:40):
B, I, C, H, O, two five two Oh seven said Hey bro, SOS. I remember seeing the godly chip in San and you changed my point of, await my point of view on soccer as a whole from El Salvador. My question is recently I recently moved to the U S and my question is, any tips on club? Okay. yeah. Well, thank you very much for the shout out and happy to hear that you have a, you've upgraded your mental processing system. If you haven't already, see that link right there on the screen. Perfect. Soccer skills.com/create account. Shout out Earl for, for dropping that in there for me. Make sure you guys had there everybody okay everybody, if you've been a part of the account, you're listening to this right now on the replay in the future, make sure pause this episode. Go to perfect soccer skills.com/create account.
Quincy Amarikwa (21:34):
Create yourself a perfect soccer team membership account. Okay. Log login, watch the welcome video, understand how it works and then go and read the perfect soccer player blueprint. You get access to that book for free as well as our others. But start there, read that book in its entirety and based on what you're needing help with most, the book breaks down where to go and get the proper tools and resources for you specifically. And then I'm going in as well after the fact. Cause the book is a digital, it's online. I update it with your guys' questions or answers to your questions, more tools and resources. So it's very, very specific. So we break down the nineties to soccer success that'll help you with clubs, that'll help you with college, that'll help you with youth, that'll help you with trying to go pro. Being at the professional level, being a coach, just like you saw a coach join in here, the ideas, the philosophy, the concept B, the tools and resources help be in across the entire spectrum. It catches everybody and a lot of you have access to this information but you're not taking initiative. Second core value here. You're being honest with yourself. You're showing up cause you're here but you're not taking self initiative, creating your account and actually reading the books, watching the videos and submitting your feedback and coming in on the lives like you are here to answer, to ask higher level questions. Cause this is your opportunity. You guys, I love seeing everybody join in, right?
Quincy Amarikwa (23:08):
Okay. Jordan said Chris Durkin was on episode 34 of the show. See, that's why I'm, I'm loving the community and the engagement of everybody. You know, shout out Jordan. Jordan, I think we're getting you on board as a community manager and the Facebook group. Correct. Because you're coming quick with a understanding all of our tools and resources and helping the community get what it is that they're needing faster. But Ryan, Ryan tried calling again, I think. Let me see if I can find you a phone here while we're, while we're riding that way everybody what? Riding the wave.
Quincy Amarikwa (23:51):
Look, I even look at business how high the MSL is. Okay. Look how high the MSL level is. I send myself my own message of the high level of MSL, which is to be happening here today. Love that. I love that. Who planning for our future. But future planning. Yo cozy your shout out. Cozy motto 23 with the custom blonde hair. I'm in your mode. I'm in your head. Emoji underscore. Mr Doza underscore says, I have great finishing and great one Oh one and individual skill and great one-on-one individual skill. Is it enough to make it enough to make it but hate teamwork? Well, you'll make it to a certain level, but then it will become extremely difficult for you to advance any farther unless you are so good at individual one-on-one skills that it makes up for it. So I have played with players who literally on the teamwork equals dreamwork scale.
Quincy Amarikwa (25:02):
They are a zero. If there's a FIFA rating of their teamwork, it's a zero. But they are so good individually that some coaches and organizations are okay with that and they will, they'll accept that. So I would recommend that if that is your style of play, you definitely up your mental strength because there's going to be a lot of players and people who are not going to be happy with you. They're going to hate how you play and they're going to try to maybe even sabotage you. So but that's the way to play. I've played with guys like that and some of them are nasty. What up Ryan?
Ryan Masch (25:36):
That's good. What's good bro?
Quincy Amarikwa (25:40):
I see I see your your your players are spamming the heart button cause they love seeing that beautiful face of yours.
Ryan Masch (25:50):
Yeah. They go after it with their, with their training programs too and making sure they're leveling up here.
Quincy Amarikwa (25:57):
Love that. So maybe give it, give give the perfect soccer community, give the perfect soccer team members a little bit of an update on what you've been working on and what what's been going on behind the scenes. .
Ryan Masch (26:09):
Sure. Uh there's been a decent amount of work being put into really making sure that players have all the tools and resources they can to best utilize their time during this period especially, but also through their team trainings when we get back into that all of that. So that includes our online training programs at various levels and also working through the mentality side as well. Getting, getting through a on that I'm starting to understand themselves first of all and, and how they can best navigate the world we live in, both, both in soccer and in life. So
Quincy Amarikwa (26:56):
I love that. I love that. So, uh, for those of you who aren't on Ryan's team and want to get access to the pro program, the weekly program, you got a full free week of the program over at the link below. You got to see that perfect soccer skills.com/create account. Go through that. I'm it, an entire custom custom week program, beginner, intermediate, and advanced level. I know that we're currently working on the elite level and the pro level. Correct. We'll have our meeting on that here tomorrow, but Ryan's players, those of you who've been going through Ryan's program dropped below what you've learned, what you like about it, and give us a bit of feedback cause I know, I know you've been working with them for a couple of weeks here now, right?
Ryan Masch (27:37):
Yeah. I believe this is week eight that they're working through the programs and, and really pushing to become better. And it's even in the short amount of time that they've been working with it, I've seen lots of good improvement from those especially who are staying consistent with their training getting after it. Paying attention to the details and thinking about the game in the process.
Quincy Amarikwa (28:04):
I love that. That's another core value here. Attention to details. Which is a a huge focal point of us here to make sure that we're keeping things consistent and dialing in. I know you had said we're week eight. I think a lot of kids and parents and coaches weren't necessarily thinking that this would be going into week eight and beyond. I know here we talk about the longterm winner's mindset and we're planning for the unexpected. We get ready or we stay ready so we don't have to get ready. I know you said some feedbacks been coming in from your from your players as to kind of hitting the wall a lack of motivation or finding it difficult to kind of push through. What are some things that you would have to say to them to help them through, through this kind of a temporary obstacle?
Ryan Masch (28:52):
Right. So I think a big piece of that is, is understanding yourself, taking the time to self reflect and figuring out what is causing that lack of motivation. Right? If, if you're just bored and, and running out of things to do, why not channel that into being productive? It's, it's a change in you.
Quincy Amarikwa (29:18):
I thought you said it, you said it's changing and then you cut up.
Ryan Masch (29:22):
It's changing the way that you, you think about the situation that you're in, right? It's changing your mindset to, to that longterm winner's mindset of what am I going to do today to get to where I want to be tomorrow, the next day, a month from now, a year from now, whatever it may be. And that's a big piece of that is done through right are our three S's especially that, that self reflection and honesty with yourself.
Quincy Amarikwa (29:46):
Piece. Got you. And Ryan is talking about the three S's of self-awareness, the first three steps of the AMARIKWA process and the overall mentality MSL mentality that we have here. Self honesty, self initiative, self-accountability and the the camp that I was at with bill Hamid's camp last year that we were just talking about earlier is that talk. So if you guys are wanting to understand the three S's of self-awareness, wanting to better understand how to recenter yourself, get that confidence back dial in and kind of break through the that, that maybe that lack of motivation definitely had to perfect soccer skills.com/publix public speaking. Watch that. Watch that video. I'll even also, you know, also perfect soccer skills.com/s S S by the end of this I'll go and make that, it'll go straight to that. So the three S's of self awareness, that'll make it much easier with helping and referencing that for everybody here moving forward. So if you're wanting to understand the three S's of self awareness and how to really overcome any difficult time, any temporary obstacles, we don't call them problems here, temporary obstacles, you're going to want to get tuned in with, with that high level self-awareness. Open up that third eye right here. You know what I mean? Right. That MSL way and and listened to that speech, Ryan, I'm loving that. No, I think, I think the players are a lot of value out of that. I'm scrolling through here to see what some some people have said.
Quincy Amarikwa (31:29):
Zuri had said, I learned a lot about mental strength and becoming stronger with the ball. It's also very fun about your program. A cozy, it said, new types of footwork and skills with creativity. Bindi asked for more agility stuff, so, okay. I like that. I like the drills even though they were hard. You go pushing yourself to get better. E underscore T E. Z. I said I learned things every day. It's fun and I get better every time I do it. Who let me go. And then we're getting some drop in Amir head emojis and all that stuff. Ryan, before you take off, is there any final parting words or questions that you have for the audience or, or anybody?
Ryan Masch (32:15):
Yeah, just get out there and get creative. You know, whatever space you're in, whether you have a yard or whether you're, you're in an apartment whatever it is, get creative, get creative with your space, get touches on the ball and make sure you're doing something to improve yourself. Continue that development.
Quincy Amarikwa (32:33):
Awesome. Love that. That is coach Ryan B pro, general manager of perfect soccer, joining man, giving you guys a bit of an update on everything. Ryan, thank you very much. And we will continue the rest of the show answering everybody's questions. Everybody spam that heart button if you're loving what Ryan is sharing and what Ryan's been helping to develop in our training center and drop some more questions here or call in cause we're doing a classic episode of the show. Ryan, thanks for jumping in brother. I appreciate it. Absolutely.
New Speaker (33:02):
Get your questions in guys. Yes sir. Later. let's see. Let's see. Let's see. You'll also want it to give you guys a heads up on a couple of things. So while you guys are spinning that heart button, love seeing that dropping in your questions. As you know, I try to answer as many as I possibly can while I'm here, but we also got pros in the community. So Earl, Ryan will be in there, answer you guys this question and obviously you see Jordan in there who knows where all of our tools and resources are and lets you guys know what's been going on on that as we ride the wave together.
Quincy Amarikwa (33:53):
Love that, yo, letting you guys know, yo, I'm getting way more active over on Twitter. I'm needing to see you guys over there on Twitter at Quincy mirror cross. So you go, you guys, you know, we can engage in the community. You're shut out, Jen.
Speaker 2 (34:07):
Quincy Amarikwa (34:07):
Was dropping in a photo from this past year with DC United at the game. Just remembered some good times. So loving that love and engaging in the community over there. I just wanted to give a quick shout out to you guys. Thank you guys for the support and everything that's going on. What else did we have a rear? Shout out at C R B N K a over on Instagram. Does some dope photography work. Took a lot of pictures over the course of the year. Always tagged me and you guys know what it is. You guys tagged me in the post. Shout me out. I'm engaging. You can make it on the show. I'm wanting to talk to you guys here more on Twitter. You know, Instagram, it's difficult to talk on other than live. So when you join in live to get those questions answered, which is great, but Twitter's a lot more easily to engage as well as because the team is growing, the community is growing and we are getting extremely efficient with what's been going on and we're getting into our rhythm. You guys are know, you feel it. I know you guys are kind of feeling the rhythm. You got to be filling the rhythm,
Quincy Amarikwa (35:12):
The productivity, the time that we have available is increasing. So I'm really having a lot more fun doing a lot of different stuff. Especially wanted to give a shout out to the guys over the 50, 50 ball podcast. Just did a a good little session with them. I think they're publishing that, that that interview tomorrow. I it, it was a good one. It's a definitely a solid one. So let's see what we've got here. Just giving you guys a little bit of an update on what's been going on while more questions start coming in which unliking.
Quincy Amarikwa (35:50):
Jordan said, Quincy, what is the run that you do to get fit for soccer? Like how many miles at one time? Okay. So I'll tell you guys what it is that I do. So, because, because I don't know when soccer is going to start.
Quincy Amarikwa (36:06):
It could start tomorrow, could start six months from now. I want to maintain a certain level of fitness that keeps me at least two weeks out from being 90 minutes fit. And and I think I've talked about it before, so at least one week out from being 45 to 60 minutes, 45 and a half, you know, 45 to 60 minutes fit one week out from that. And two weeks out from being 90 minutes fit. So in order for me to do that, what I do is I do, I go on a steady state, run for about a steady state, run for it for 15 minutes. And then so my, my pace, my pest to be maintained the same throughout the entire duration of the 15 minutes. So it's not for distance as it is for time. So depending on how my body feels determines the pace that I'm going to start at, but the pace I start out as the pace I have to maintain through it.
Quincy Amarikwa (36:57):
So it forces me to think more deeply about being in tune with my body and understanding what I can handle and maintain for the duration of time. So sometimes you make the mistake early of going too fast, but you have to still maintain that to the end. So you're, you're punishing yourself physically and mentally, but you're forcing yourself to get in tune with your body. So that's the first thing I do immediately once I come to the end of my run, while still tired and fatigued I'm at least doing some type of body weight, body weight circuit. And then and then I'm stretching. That's, that's, that's mainly what I'm doing when I think I'm probably pretty far out from us getting into any type of games or activities. So for instance, maybe, you know, two or three months ago, you guys already know that we came back to California cause just looking at the cycle, the news and stuff I wasn't, you know when you've been doing this for as long as you have, when you start seeing stuff happen, I guess you're able to pick up on things a bit earlier.
Quincy Amarikwa (37:59):
That's the power of experience and a why I've maintained that type of, that type of fitness program as of right now. So that's, that's what I do. Maybe you're doing the body weight stuff and then aligning that with some ball work and touch skill stuff. Yo, what's going on man? Hello? Hello up. Yep. See you had your opportunity. A lot of people, a lot of people are just calling in just to see, but when you're calling in here, you better be ready. You guys better be ready. We're not faking out here. We're about that action. The leukocyte. Quincy, have you considered becoming a broadcaster? Yeah, I've thought about it. I'm down to do it, but I think everybody's just scared to have this much knowledge being dropped on the airwaves because I haven't heard anybody reach out to me to talk about hosting anything, doing any interviews on, on any of these platforms. But shout out all the local grassroots podcasts, grassroots organizations. Shout a shout out, reaching out and having conversations like the 50, 50 guys over at 50 50. What does that DC, DC, UK, Oh man. Screaming Eagles and man, I'm messing up the name. Messing up the name you guys receive over on, on Twitter. Love. Synagis damn that part.
Quincy Amarikwa (39:20):
Quincy Amarikwa (39:22):
Let's see what we got here. Let's be, let's be, Oh, that was, I was like, what? Let S B E a M E S. S. Quincy. What's a league you'd love to play an outside of the MLS? I'll be down. I'm almost kind of down to play wherever, to be honest with you. If the offers right. But I think who has us talking to my wife. What was I talking to my wife about? Wednesday we're at in the championship. Right. And every county's in the championship, I'd be down to go there. That'd be fun.
Quincy Amarikwa (40:09):
Like why not?
Quincy Amarikwa (40:11):
Cause I think I feel like if you do well in the lower levels, you actually have an opportunity to make your way up. I think that's like a huge positive and advantage of playing overseas versus here in the States. Like here in the States, it's, you can do very, very well, but you'll get locked into a contract that prevents you from any movement or doing anything else. And you know, that's a growing pain of of the league. And I think a lot of players have a lot of players. Development has greatly been hindered because of that. But I feel like over there, if you, if you do well with your opportunity someone seeing you, someone's watching and you're going to get more and more opportunities to make your way up. So it'd be down to man. I mean, even down to start at the lower levels over there and see, see how it goes. You guys know physically, I'm only 26 years old, the number of the number of minutes on this body, you guys, you already know, don't look at my stats per minute. Everybody's, ah, everybody's been sleeping on my stats per minute. Everyone's all focused on my goals total. I mean, that's cool and stuff, but if you really know how to read the data,
Quincy Amarikwa (41:21):
Then you're someone who's tuned into the MSL and you know how to extract the value out of the numbers. So go start out with looking at at at points contributed to per minute thousand in the offensive attacking third set pieces, created that create goal scoring opportunities. I mean, if you really wanted to break down the game for the most valuable stats, you guys are going to have to Uplevel your staff understanding. We're out here talking about 2030 tactics and strategies and I think a lot of people are still stuck in like, what are we, we're in 20, 20. A lot of people still stuck in like 2015, but it's okay. We're going to educate the market, we're going to educate the masses even if they don't want to give us any credit for educating them. That's fine. We all know because 2020 is about the vision everybody. And if you got vision, you see stuff coming and if you see stuff coming, it's slow. Motion mastery. We're talking about mastery out here. Everybody
Quincy Amarikwa (42:34):
PG PCG seven. Paul asking Charlie Davis coming on soon in the next couple of weeks. You know you guys need to talk to your man Charlie Davies. You know, cause he shot us. He shot us, he shouted, he shouted us out a couple of weeks ago and then when we responded silence. Speaking of a few, we got here so you guys can see these guys stay steady trying to ignore us, which is funny cause I know you hear us. I know you guys see us. Hey Charlie, still no response bro. Where are you at? When are you going to join the show? What are you going to show? Join the show. I would like for you to share your thoughts as to what you shared earlier this year, but this time allow the other person to counter instead of, you know, saying whatever you want
Quincy Amarikwa (43:33):
And not being willing to engage in a response. That's the thing that I'm, I'm a little bit disappointed in and that's fine. Eventually they will stop ignoring because they have no choice to stop ignoring because there's only so many people in the live. I know. You see me, I know you guys see me and I know, you know, I know. You know, you know, everybody spanned that hard button. If they know you think they know drop down Miami here, your emojis guys, you think they saw it, you think they saw it and they're pretending not to see it or you think they just honestly don't see it? Do you guys think I gotta have zero on you, right? I dropped in. Dave Rosario was doing a live, I think he was talking with Frank Gallop. What was a couple of days ago. And I did not.
Quincy Amarikwa (44:21):
I did not. I did, I did speak with him a little bit in the light, but I need to get him on the live actually, you know, we need to get working on that, you know, so bringing him out here everyone's spamming the hard button and dropping him in your head. Emojis all over the place. You go in, you guys go drop. I'm in your head and Modi's on Charlie Davey's Instagram account and on Twitter and tell him he needs to join the show and we need to have a conversation. That will be fun. I like that. Andrew [inaudible] Andrew's in the top there. Tell Andrew I know Andrew sees it too. Andrew. I know you guys see it, bro. Why are you guys pretending like you guys don't see and why are you guys not having me on what's going on? What's going on over there? What's going on?
Quincy Amarikwa (45:12):
Quincy Amarikwa (45:16):
The Lucas said, what is your favorite recovery food after a game or practice? I like I, I like chocolate milk because studies have shown that that's good for you. And I'm probably not going to go look at any other studies that will say otherwise for obvious reasons, but I like actually like almond chocolate. Yeah. Chocolate almond milk more. We made that transition to almond milk. Has lactose mean if you really think about it guys and girls humans are the only animal that drinks the milk from another animal and the only animal that drinks milk beyond infancy. I don't think we're probably, I don't think we're necessarily built to process lactose or lactate was it? Yeah, lactate is when it's coming out. Lactose, I think lactose is correct. But you know what I put up, you know, and Paul Paul always causing controversy out here.
Quincy Amarikwa (46:19):
Quincy Amarikwa (46:21):
What is your, what is your routine for soccer practice? I'd like to get an early, make sure I'm doing some prehab. So foam roll, stretching.
Quincy Amarikwa (46:34):
Quincy Amarikwa (46:34):
I'll do hot tub sometimes, but I don't like to do it that often because I don't want to rely on that to get my body ready for a game. But I'll do it occasionally. Then from there I'll get, you know, 500 to a thousand touches of the ball before doing anything else. And then depending on the day where we're at in the season, what's going on? Maybe you're, you know, you're doing a run, a steady state run a bike ride before training. But that's why it's also really good to be in tune and in touch with your strength and conditioning coach and stuff like that. You know, shout out Johnny have a good, really had a good relationship with him last year. He was very helpful and very much understood that the need to get, not all players want to know what the week looks like and want all the information.
Quincy Amarikwa (47:18):
But I think it's always great when a coach has the information available to you for you to use at your, at your level what you're, what you're interested in. So he always did a good job of that and I appreciated that. Paul said spicy. Got to spice it up. We need to ask the soccer pro trending on Twitter again. That's right. We need to get that back in action cause everybody is without content right now and we're bringing y'all the content. But we, I need, I need the community engaging more on Twitter, more on Instagram, drop an I'm in your head. Emojis all over the internet all the time. Retweeting, using the hashtag rent still free. Like, you know what I mean? You guys know how these algorithms work or you don't. And now I'm letting you know we need more spam and we need more likened.
Quincy Amarikwa (48:12):
We need people to understand that we're here. You know what I mean? We're here, we're not going anywhere and we're providing that value and everyone needs to come and ride the wave. Come and ride the wave, come and ride the wave with us. Come and ride the wave. Let's see love and all the, I'm in your head emojis, everybody. You know we've got about five minutes left here or 10 started like two or three minutes later. So we've got like eight minutes, nine minutes left before Instagram kicks us off. Soccer dad for life ass. I like so many pictures, videos, but no one shot. No shout out. What are you talking about brother? What am I doing here right now? That's what I'm saying. Yo, you know what it is. You guys got to start shouting out. I'm loving seeing it, but I don't think enough people are seeing the, I'm in your head emojis and understand what it is cause they need to do their research. You know, they need to do their research. But shout out soccer underscore dad underscore for life being a soldier out here. What is your opinion on beans? Beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot, the more YouTube, the better you feel. So eat some beans for every meal. You mean that one? Beans are greater than beans. A M, a, R, C I N underscore gangsta underscore for 20. That was for you dog.
Quincy Amarikwa (49:39):
Quincy Amarikwa (49:41):
Soccer underscore HQ underscore Oh nine said I am going to do the, I'm in your head on the Juventus posts, you know, I love that you guys got to drop diamond, your head emojis on the MLS on every single MLS post as well too. Oh, that'd be so good. I'm loving this because the community has grown and we're about to have a lot of fun. What is it of the AmeriCorps process? The seventh core value here is passion. If fun started out as fun, passion that started out. It's passionate and fun, so they're interchangeable. But that's what the P in perfect, perfect soccer stands for passion. And we, we enjoy and have fun pursuing our passion. And I think there needs to be a lot more focus on the fund. You guys know that we've been working hard and self reflect. Go over the three S's of self awareness. Practicing what we peach, peach, peach, practicing what we preach. Sin our goals, working in the team, work team, work for dream work, paying attention to the details, but now remain in focus. But now it's time for the passion, the fun. And we're about to have a lot
Quincy Amarikwa (50:52):
Quincy Amarikwa (50:52):
We're about to have a lot of fun. Everybody. We're gonna have a lot of fun with them in your head. Emojis spamming. I'm in here at emoji all over the internet, having a good time. Join in and I'm alive. Those who don't know the hashtag the season goes on. Our official perfect soccer game or Twitch account is up. Earl is the first official e-sports gamer for the perfect soccer brand. We're going live every, every Saturday at 4:30 PM PST. That's 7:30 PM EST.
Quincy Amarikwa (51:25):
Yeah, we go live on the stream or we'll call someone out new every single week. Eli, lesser of this week and MLS does live commentary. We're getting everything set up now so he can do live commentary on the screen. Earl goes live on a perfect soccer account with the pro. We talk a lot of crap. We have a lot of fun. We get in each other's heads and there's lots of prizes up for grabs every single week. Currently there's the perfect soccer quarantine care package packages valued over a thousand dollars plus and I'm in them comment sections doing a bunch of other things. Earl said, tune in baby Joe Jackson said hashtag the season goes on baby. Soccer underscore HQ. Oh nine said hashtag the season goes on. Matt underscore D a M B R O S I O. 11. Just through that. I'm in your head emojis, me loving that spam. I'm in your head spamming that spam and spam in there. Yeah, guys, girls join us for the hashtag. That's easy. It goes on a, that's going to be a lot of fun. Subscribe to the Twitch account. Earl and I will probably be gaming more here throughout the week. We'll have more pros going in on the channel, but the thing that you guys will know for sure, just like the asset soccer pro show is every single Thursday, 6:00 PM PST 9:00 PM EST.
Quincy Amarikwa (52:49):
Quincy Amarikwa (52:49):
The hashtag season goes on. It's every Saturday, 4:30 PM PST, 7:30 PM E S T and we get after it. We have fun. That's what we do. They're just like, that's what we do here and we get better. That's what we do. That is what we do. Foot ball, H O N C H O said rent free. You know what it is? Rent is still free out here. Out here, out here, out here, out here, out here. Let's see what we got here in the question box. And we got four minutes or so here.
Quincy Amarikwa (53:28):
The Luca said, any plans for a perfect soccer app? I actually just started doing research a little bit more research into that. We're going to get that up and together. The the, what do you call it? The the current, our current app is an online web based app. We're gonna work on getting that web based app over on your phone so you can just put it over there. Shout out Jo Jo Joseph Nane, an old teammate. He had showed me how to make that happen. So we're going to get working on that here soon. But until then, create your account link right there. It gets you on the online portal. Heather asked Quincy, besides soccer, what sport would you be a professional in? I think the sport had the sport I've done that. I have the,
Quincy Amarikwa (54:20):
The sport that I've done that I had the most innate natural talent for was judo. So I don't know if I've even shared this or talked about, I might have talked about this in the past. Like I seriously contemplated stopping soccer to pursued you to like full time and then mixed martial arts. So I probably would have done I was, I was this close to stopping my soccer career to do, to have a UFC career. But I didn't because I had the option to go for professional soccer and I went, okay, I've already invested this much time, effort and energy into soccer. I want to see where this goes. But I love, love mixed martial arts. I was super, super into it and yeah, loved, loved it a lot.
Quincy Amarikwa (55:10):
Quincy Amarikwa (55:12):
Joe said, I remember I was making, I was making this guy mad in my last game of the season and he came and nudged me in the shoulder and I started laughing. I said, I'm in your head. Exactly, exactly. Once they start hating you and slapping you and scratching you and all that kind of stuff, that's when you smile, you smile. Cause you know where you're at. But they might not know where you're at. Let's see what we got here. Perfect. Judah. Exactly. Exactly. You know, I think I saw someone was trying to call in. I would have brought you in, but I think we only got two minutes here left in the, in the live. I want to make sure that we're downloading this episode because Instagram has changed its rhythm. I don't know. I don't know if it will allow us to download or not for sure. So make sure you join in next week and give us a call.
Quincy Amarikwa (56:10):
JJ U S E F 10 say what are your thoughts on anyone seeking to move from D three to [inaudible]? Well, that's going to take time. It's difficult to do, but that will be directly tied to how quickly you can learn and adapt to maybe not as high of level of coaching as you normally would. The higher the ranks up you get. So I think you fully have to take advantage of the tools and resources that we have here and a network your butt off to a start. Just reaching out to potential clubs. And individuals who can help introduce you to someone who can help you continue to move forward. But when that happens, you have to be ready to go. You have to show that you are substantially better than the people that are around you at your level. If you don't do that, no one's going to step.
Quincy Amarikwa (56:53):
No one's going to take the risk to, to give you an opportunity if they don't have a direct tie to you or a reason to in the first place. So on the lower levels, it's, it's even more difficult because you really have to do something to set yourself apart. Joe said, well, it was a great live either way. Jesus' hands. Thank you very much. Joke everyone. What'd you guys get out of today's episode? Did you like it? Thumbs up, thumbs down. You know what it is. If it was terrible, tell me it was terrible so we can get better. If it was good, then let me know and make sure you guys share. Take those, take those two screen grabs post share on social, over, on Twitter, over on Facebook. Over on Instagram. All of that stuff you guys know, we'll reshare.
Quincy Amarikwa (57:41):
Shout you guys out, shout out everyone who's been shooting some video testimonials and submitting them over to us at contact, a perfect soccer skills.com you guys should see on the account we're sharing those, making some dope graphics for those in our community who are putting in that work and sharing with us what they've learned, especially those of you who are shooting videos of it. So we can get you guys some graphics made. Shout out everybody who tuned in last week and we got some graphics made for you as well too. We're getting a gift. These games popping off. We got the perfect soccer weekly newsletter that you get when you create yourself an account. Everyone, the amount of stuff that is coming out that's on its way out and it's about to be massively upgraded. I'm excited for thanks everyone spamming that heart button over there. I'm seeing a whole bunch of John Hollinger with almond. You had emojis, Matt giving me the thumbs up. K 23 Hampton with the thumbs up. Lucas say Quincy likes judo. That's what I learned. I love that. As long as you've learned something
Quincy Amarikwa (58:45):
J, J U S E F 10, seven, one answer was worth waiting an hour. Well, when you put in your time, you put in that work, you get rewarded. I'm glad you stuck around those who stick around get rewarded. And that is extremely important, especially if you're at the D three level. Sometimes it's a matter of just sticking around long enough. So make sure you are the first to show up in the last lead. No matter what you do that for long enough, something good will happen. I can't tell you what it'll be, but something will result from the consistency over a long time. The reason why we have the I'm in your head is because we're here, we're around, we're always going to be around and ignoring us just allows us to build up larger over time. So let us say now or let us in later. No matter what, you're going to have to let us in. And once we're in, we're going to share with everybody what it took to get in so everybody else has an opportunity. We're here. We're preaching equal opportunity here, but thanks everybody. I got 15 seconds left. I'm much love everybody. Stay, stay safe out there.