How To Improve Your Game, Along With Being Faster And Playing Smarter.

Quincy Amarikwa_AASP 095

The #AskASocerPro show is a Live video podcast where 11 year MLS vet and Mental Strength Coach Quincy Amarikwa dives into the mentalities of highly successful individuals both on and off the pitch. In this weeks episode Quincy Amarikwa discussed about How to improve your game, How to go D1, Technical skill vs athletic ability in soccer,  and more.

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0:00-7:48 Welcome to the #AASP Show #95

7:49-9:52 How to go D1 in soccer? @paul.ktd

10:15-14:00 Quincy’s thoughts on VAR in modern soccer @lukapodnar._

14:15-15:25 Quincy’s thoughts on his journey to getting his coaching license. @been._.jammin

16:04-17:23 What does Quincy think when he receives the ball on top of the box? @jjusef10

17:32-22:51 The effects of VAR on the game @been._.jammin

22:52-24:22 Does Quincy have any soccer-related good habits? @5050ballpod

24:54-26:04 Technical skill vs athletic ability? @therealeldin

26:11-29:30 Would Quincy want more refs on the field? @lukapodnar._

29:57-33:02 Does Quincy ever travel to followers’ games? @md_cj_

How to handle being fatigued quickly in college soccer @jjusef10a

33:25-34:26 Quincy’s thoughts on adding futsal to your training regiment. @soccer_dad_4life

34:27-35:31 Is it worth joining an academy? @live_rpoolfcfanpage

35:32-36:40 Best way to get exposed to colleges? @colter_mabe

36:49-38:33 Would it be good to join a UPSL to help climb the ladder? @danny.005

39:56-43:30 How to improve my game along with playing quicker and smarter? @pdog747

43:31-47-47 That is the end of the 95th #AASP show with host Quincy Amarikwa

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Quincy Amarikwa (00:00):

We're all here to ride the MSL waves. You've mentioned the strength lead. I'd like to welcome you to another episode of the hashtag ask eight soccer pro [inaudible].

Quincy Amarikwa (00:11):

Yo, what up everybody? Joe Jackson. S a Y. Yes. What up, what up 50 50 pod ball podcast joined in. What's going on, guys? How you doing, uh, you guys want to call in and let me know what's going on on your side, on your end. Uh, Sammy, what's happening. What's up everybody. Joe Jackson, a Quincy. What's going on? What's going on, man. A soccer dad for life. What's happening to everybody. Uh, as you know, I think Serena did the perfect soccer mom takeover for those first 15 minutes there. Um, my, uh, coaching license course, uh, ran a bit long. You guys know what it is, trapping them in your head, emojis, uh, Trevor dropping them in your head. Live our pool fan page, drop an item in your head. Emoji spamming out heart button, uh, uh, black players for change. Their molest joint did a brother.

Quincy Amarikwa (01:07):

This is weird. He said, yo fire emoji inside a rapid Serena joining in MSL week in, week out. That is correct. Danny dot Oh five. What is up everyone? How are you doing is beautiful. Thursday evening 6:00 PM. PST 9:00 PM EST. You guys know you're rocking with the best. Uh, welcome to another episode of the hashtag. Ask a soccer pro show. It has been a crazy last couple of weeks for many, many different reasons, uh, for many, many, many different reasons. And, um, I don't know what episode number we're on to be honest with you. So that's what I'm going to go look up. I'm trying to look that up right now. Let's see it's on proponent. Um, so I can at least give you guys a little bit on that. What are we asked a soccer pros show episode 95. Yes. I think we're on episode 95 and uh, yeah, we it's been an exciting one.

Quincy Amarikwa (02:12):

You said, so you got the perfect soccer ball takeover shoe just joined in. I'm going to check that replay out myself as well to you. Um, but you guys know what it is. It's a hashtag ask a soccer pro show where we go deep, break it down. The M S L the mental strength league, um, 12 year professional soccer player, Quincy Merrick wall, uh, 11 years in the MLS major league soccer. And just recently completing this year with Las Vegas lights, FC of USL, every Thursday, 6:00 PM, PST 9:00 PM EST. We all join in live here on the perfect underscore soccer, Instagram account to talk about mental strength and what it takes to accomplish your goals, the perfect soccer community, the MSL army has been growing and has been dedicated and committed for like almost, I think we're almost at two years now, everybody, which is pretty cool.

Quincy Amarikwa (03:06):

Uh, and, uh, we, we just break down the seven step AmeriCorps process and go over them three S's of self-awareness. You guys know what it is. Thanks to Liverpool FC fan page, uh, pin in the link down there below. If you guys haven't listened to the three S's of self-awareness talk yet, make sure you go to perfect soccer, and download that sweet knowledge of self-awareness just like me just taking notes of nice sip of that mental strength is greater than physical strength that changed my mind cup of coffee in that picture there, shout out toad or for the, the funny meme, um, always come in with the flames. Uh, everyone's spamming that heart button. I appreciate that. It's great to see everybody. Um, for those of you who have any questions, drop them in the comment chat box here below. If anyone wants to call in and join in on the live, let's do that as well too.

Quincy Amarikwa (04:08):

And, uh, w what are you saying? An update on just all things in general. Yeah. So again, as you guys drop some, let's see, as you guys dropped some questions in the chat box and continue to spam that heart button MSL fan page said Quincy for president. I appreciate that. Thank you very much. What's going on, John? Welcome. Uh, yeah, as you guys drop any questions you guys have in the chat box, I'll give you kind of an update on, on a couple of things. So we got, uh, the meme game going strong as use as per huge. Uh, and then, uh, what do we got here? Uh, Stewart, uh, Stewart, who is a San Jose earthquakes fan had, uh, told me to, to teach, uh, Oh, Cade. Oh man. Why am I messing up his name? Okay, let me make sure. So butchered his name.

Quincy Amarikwa (05:09):

Yeah, Cade Codwell. That's why I was getting it mixed up. I was like, wait, Codwell last name? Cade. Codwell uh, young signing for San Jose earthquakes. I think in their most recent game, he took a really nice touch around his defender. Um, but he didn't look up for the chip. And those of you who know, or San Jose earthquakes fans, you should know about the chip, you should definitely know about the chip. And if you don't know about the chip now, you know about the chip Nico, check out the chip, you need to check out the chip. Uh, but yeah, we're having a bit of fun over there on Twitter. Like I told you guys, uh, you'll get a much more immediate response from me over on Twitter. Cause I just kind of enjoy that platform for conversations a little bit more. Um, for some reason, Instagram, it's so difficult to keep up on comments and the likes all everything's in the same feed. It's just annoying. Um, as I'm sure you guys know, uh, so Twitter is the place to be, to join in on the banter. But, uh, he had asked if I can teach him how to, how to chip the keeper and you guys know me. I said, of course, cause we love sharing that MSL knowledge out here. And, uh, with that there's only really one rule when it comes to learning how to trip that's crucially important. And that number one rule is chips always on always, never forget that chips always on

Quincy Amarikwa (06:43):

Who we, we

Quincy Amarikwa (06:46):

Paul PG, uh, sports, uh, joining in perfect soccer, audio engineer, host of the perfect soccer podcast dropped his comment, which is Twitter's the best. I know he's a big, uh, Twitter supporter is big on Twitter. Um, Ben JAMA, what's going on? Uh, okay. So Paul dot. So let's get into some of the questions. Um, I think I gave you guys some enough updates. I don't know if I gave you enough updates, but whatever, if you guys got questions about what's going on and what's happening, you guys know what it is. Just ask it's the hashtag ask the soccer approach

Quincy Amarikwa (07:29):

Show who, who, who,

Quincy Amarikwa (07:32):

So you just ask, um, let me get my, my fire meme on over there. Soccer dot G H what's going on? Um, well let's see. Oh, okay. Paul dot K T D a. I said, how do I go D one in soccer? Um,

Quincy Amarikwa (07:59):


Quincy Amarikwa (08:04):

I'm trying to think. It depends on where you're at, how old you are and um, how much time you have to prepare. And then what kind of resources you have available to you? The best piece of advice that I can give you when it comes to you comes to that is I'd say head over to perfect soccer S T M that's P S T M. Perfect soccer team member. Um, enter there you'll, you'll, you'll go straight to, um, to, uh, our site. So you can create yourself your free perfect soccer team membership account. And when you create yourself a free account, you'll get access, access to the ultimate college soccer recruiting blueprint that will break down for you. Step-by-step what it takes to play at the collegiate level, which also includes the division one level. So it's broken down in a way that, uh, if you're a senior junior, uh, sophomore freshmen, as well as if you're not even in high school yet.

Quincy Amarikwa (09:00):

And you're super proactive in preparing for trying to get to the division one level, like, uh, our fellow perfect soccer. Oh gee, uh, Ross LeBeau, shout out Russell bow. If you guys, if you guys have it in a while, make sure you go, go spam his, uh, account and ask him where he's at. Tell him, tell him we're missing him. Um, but yeah, Ross, Ross, and I wrote the book on that and, um, it's in the training center for free. So if you guys haven't created your free, uh, uh, membership account yet, I don't know why. I almost don't know how many more times I got to tell you guys to go create your, create your account before you actually do it and then read

Quincy Amarikwa (09:43):

And download all the knowledge and experience

Quincy Amarikwa (09:49):

That you need to accomplish your goals because it's there it is there. Um, let's see what we got here. Soccer dot G H gave me a wave and said, legend, thank you very much. Appreciate that. Hope you are well. Um, let's see what we got. Let's see what we got. Let's see, we got Rory said, Hey dude, I'm like EO, what's going on? Uh, Luca ponder dot underscore asks. What are your thoughts on VR in the Mo in modern soccer? Um,

Quincy Amarikwa (10:29):

What are my thoughts on VAR?

Quincy Amarikwa (10:33):

I think he was introduced for the right reasons and like with the right intention in the goal is to get, get calls. Right. You know what I mean? So something agregious doesn't happen and this doesn't get called or, or yeah, yeah. Avoiding like really bad calls. That's the whole point of it. Right. Making the game more equitable, more fair. And to that, I think it's a positive thing, but just like everything and especially the game of soccer, like you're not going to get everything right. And it's not gonna be perfect.

Quincy Amarikwa (11:04):

And I

Quincy Amarikwa (11:07):

Think that's what people get wrong about VAR. The assumption is that it's going to be perfect and it'll never make mistakes and there's no degree for human error at all. Um, that's the expectation, which I understand. And that's the goal, right? But the problem is when there is an error or there is that in between, then it just creates a lot of conversation and debate, which essentially ends up being a positive and net positive for the game overall at the end of the day. So think about it like every single time that there's a, there's a very controversial call as a result of VAR. People are even more passionate and more involved in the conversation. So like, I don't think that was the actual intent of putting in VR, but controversy. That's what, like, that's what gives the game, like the emotional investment that people put in into it, you know, like

Quincy Amarikwa (12:05):


Quincy Amarikwa (12:05):

Not as, it's not as much fun to think that it was just as genuinely honest mistake and they just got it wrong and they missed it as it is to think that they purposely constructed everything to go against your team here right now.

Quincy Amarikwa (12:20):

Right? Like

Quincy Amarikwa (12:22):

The second is way more sexy, way more true, especially when it's going against you. Right. Uh, so those are kind of my thoughts on it. Um, I think reps are doing the best job that they can and they're, they're going to make mistakes. And I, but I also think when you make mistakes, you should be held accountable for mistakes. If what if, what we're talking about is, you know,

Quincy Amarikwa (12:50):


Quincy Amarikwa (12:51):

Is an appropriate consequence if you get it wrong on VAR? Okay. That's another conversation. Um, and then what's, what's the realistic expectation in VR. Again, those are all conversations to be had. And at the end of the day, uh, there ha there'll be a line drawn at some point in time. And there will always be someone who's who doesn't agree with where the line is drawn. So the problem still persists. So there is no

Quincy Amarikwa (13:22):

Magic bullet.

Quincy Amarikwa (13:26):

There is a magic mentality, the MSL mentality. So you can see both sides and, and learn to adjust and appreciate the value in both sides and find that inner peace, you know, and, uh, inner appreciation and respect and, um, acknowledgement, uh, of what the game is now, what it was before and what it will turn into. Cause it's, it's evolution it's to evolve, adapt, or die MSL I'm in your head. You know what it is, everybody. Um, uh, you said, did you see the U S M N T roster? I have not seen that yet. So, um, I couldn't comment too much on that. Um, Ben, Oh, Ben had said, how did the meeting go? Or the training session you were at? So I'm taking my, um, coaching license and, um, it's, uh, it's through, it's not through zoom. The things called like big blue something big blue button is some online platform. That's like zoom. Um, and we're doing our online sessions. So, um,

Quincy Amarikwa (14:43):

It's interesting.

Quincy Amarikwa (14:45):

I don't know if I've, yeah, I've never been in an online course that was structured that you had to like, um, I've just taken a lot of courses in classes, but they're ones that you just, you do the material and read and research on your own time. So it's been interesting. Um, some positives in it, like you get the collaborative piece where you can talk with other individuals talking through ideas and stuff, but then there's also like downsides to it as well, too, because you're not picking your schedule and I've just grown accustomed to learning things on my own time. So it went good though. It's going well.

Quincy Amarikwa (15:27):


Quincy Amarikwa (15:35):

Uh, soccer dad for life said me and Ross talk quite a bit lately. Okay. Yeah. Is he, is he coaching locally where you're at? You're you're in Chicago, the Chicago area, right. Um, Timmy page 14 said 100% the best resource he's talking about that. Perfect soccer team, membership area. Uh, what, uh, what do you think is what have you found to be most valuable from the, from the training center?

Quincy Amarikwa (16:03):


Quincy Amarikwa (16:05):

Yes. If, uh, J J U S E F 10 asks, what's your thought thoughts when you receive a ball around the box? Well, typically the thought is, did I create space or an angle to make it as easy as possible for the player to get me the ball and can the player see me? And usually if, uh, you receive a ball at the top of the box, they did see you and they did play you. So then it's um, okay. Have you done well enough to create space or make movement before receiving the ball so that you can, uh, take a touch and get a shot off, um, depending on where you are on the field, determines what your ultimate goal is. Um, typically I'm playing more of a supportive role as like a wall and I'm a target man. So usually when the ball's coming in, I'm looking to lay off or lay it back or hold it up and wait for guys to overlap or run and then play the ball to the side so they can, they can shoot and score. So that's usually what I'm thinking, but I also know what most other Fords are thinking is just turn into turn and shoot, um, which is one way to play it.

Quincy Amarikwa (17:28):

Let's see,

Quincy Amarikwa (17:35):

Uh, Ben said VR has been more egregious than some bad calls in my opinion. I, I agree. And that's where I think that was kinda, that was the point of what I was saying. Like, because the expectation is that it's supposed to be perfect. Like it's wrong. It's almost like people are almost offended that the, that they got it wrong because there's no way that you can see how they could get it wrong. Cause you're like, we can see it. It's there it's slow motion, but I think one thing that's different. So this is where I'm, I'm, I'm, uh, I'm defending the refs, right. Even when they're getting it blatantly and obviously wrong in the sense that the difference between American soccer and American football, right, is like there's designated stoppages of play regularly. Like that's part of the game. So like there's no, there's no, uh, um, incentive.

Quincy Amarikwa (18:31):

There's no, there's no like real driving motivating factor to keep the flow of the football game going, right. And then you have way more cameras there and you have way more referees and you have way more people looking and breaking it down. And they've been doing that process for much, much longer than soccer has to be fair. VAR is fairly new. So like, and soccer is a fluid game where if they take too long breaking stuff down and they, and they break down everything and look at it and go that way, then people get mad. Cause you're disrupting the flow of the game and now the is not soccer anymore. It's American football and now there's timeouts and all that other stuff as well, too. So, so I think it's more so a matter of they're, they're probably not going to get rid of VAR because the stats and data definitely show that more call Mo much more calls get right than wrong.

Quincy Amarikwa (19:26):

And as time goes on, those numbers will, yeah. Will only get better because the process will get more refined. They'll have more, uh, uh, they'll have more instances of, of, and experiences of understanding of how to not disrupt the flow of the game, how to communicate faster, um, how to come to certain decisions. And, um, yeah, it's just a process it's going to take time. But during that time, we're going to see some really ridiculous calls. Like I think the one that people have been most up in arms about was the, I think it was the LFC game. Like the ball went out of bounds on the end line. And was it LA galaxy? I think LA it was LFC vs LA galaxy. And the ball went out of bounds at one end of the field. And most of the players just stopped playing because they thought the ref should see it. They ended up scoring. Typically VR will catch that. And the goal wouldn't count, but before VAR and during VAR, I would always tell players, never stop playing until you hear the whistle, no matter what.

Quincy Amarikwa (20:35):

So, because there's no guarantee that there won't be a mistake made. And if you just kept playing and made sure the ball got kicked out, or you stopped the ball or you played, then, then there is no goal. And there is no problem. There is no issue. And there is no big blow up and problem and stuff like that. So, um, that's but that's the MSL mentality, right? We had an opportunity to stop the play and to prevent the goal. And we're hoping that VAR will help catch those mistakes. That's our fail safe. But, uh, as you can see you, can't always, uh, it's not always a guarantee mistakes are made. And, uh, it's saying, are you able to capitalize on, on mistakes when they're made? And, uh, can you maximize

Quincy Amarikwa (21:25):

Hours? Can you maximize your productivity? This is good.

Quincy Amarikwa (21:33):

Um, let's see.

Quincy Amarikwa (21:41):

Oh yeah. Um, Ben's talking about, um, some specifics. So you said I've seen a VAR in, um, in a premier league match. Can't remember who it is, who it was, but a PK was called because a defender's hand hit the ball, but he was definitely just in running motion. Yeah. Like super slow and stuff down and doing super slow motion. W is it intentional? Is it a natural our movement? You know what I'm saying? Like again, subjective, all of it's subjective. And we're talking about that line in the sand. Uh, at some point in time, you have to make a decision and sometimes yeah,

Quincy Amarikwa (22:12):

No, that's okay.

Quincy Amarikwa (22:16):

But you got to learn to, I think, I guess my point from all this to say, you got to learn to appreciate that because there's good because the universe right. Is going to give you that call sometimes. And the universe is going to give that call to the person sometimes. And I think the more times that you just, you know what I mean, appreciate the universe and you're telling them, Hey, you know him, her it, whatever. I appreciate you. Thank you. I'm grateful. I have the opportunity tends to lead to that call going your way a lot more than going against,

Quincy Amarikwa (22:54):

Um, let's see. 50, 50 ball pod asks. Do you have any soccer related good habits, whether it's to help your physical help you physically or mentally, do you have any soccer related good habits? I guess the one of the, one of the great soccer related good habits that I have, that's almost coming in on two years is joining in every Thursday, 6:00 PM. PST 99. Yeah. Six. I said 6:00 AM, 6:00 PM. PST 9:00 PM EST every Thursday on the perfect soccer account to break down the MSL. Right? So that's been a soccer related for the hashtag S a soccer per show. I would say that it's a good habit. And I, and I'd say many, many, uh, members of the perfect soccer community. You have developed a great habit that is soccer related, joining me here on the show. Um, and it's, uh, it's to help mentally. I also believe it, it, it bleeds into helping physically because having a strong mind, um, uh, practicing self-awareness practicing mindfulness, um, leads itself to, um, to understanding the importance of physical health as well, too. So, um, that would be my soccer related good habit. Um, yeah, I'd say that's the strongest soccer related habit, especially during this quarantine life in period. Uh, mainly because for what, seven or eight months I was without team and back to it with the off season again. So

Quincy Amarikwa (24:26):

Let's see what we got here. Braheem what's up. Welcome to the live, uh, soccer dad for life had said, yeah, Chicago, but most mostly talking politics. Yeah. I've seen Ross's posts lately. Um,

Quincy Amarikwa (24:55):

Uh, the real Eldrin, as I said at the youth level, physicality is so important. I know some technical guys who don't do anything on the field, but it's always the muscular fast do to get the most schools. Yeah. Right now. But the technical, the technical ones who are good and spend the time to really develop and understand and learn the game, we'll learn how to outsmart the physically gifted individuals. Now there's, there's a rare few, uh, athletically gifted individuals who you just, you can't teach that level of athleticism and you can't compete with them on an athletic level. But, um, but there's always a way to even beat the most athletic, athletic player, fast player. And it comes down to your mind, your mentality, your approach, how, how are you learning the game and, and definitely your technical ability. So, um,

Quincy Amarikwa (26:00):

Don't let that deter you from doing the work, you know, you need to do to improve your game. Um, Luca said, I think they should add more reps on the field to get more views on the play that just happened. Ooh, that's interesting. My first inclination was to not agree with that, but mainly because I'm going, like, it'd be difficult to have multiple people having the conversation and saying it to the referee. And then I was thinking like, well, maybe that's, maybe that's not, that's not right. Think about that more and more eyes would be better or could be in theory would be better. And then I fought back through it again and I'm landing on. I don't believe that that'd be better. Not because having more eyes wouldn't be good. I think the issue and problem is soccer is so subjective too. Refs can see the same thing and have an idea as to different outcomes. Um, and if there's more reps on the field, then you're saying like, what reps? See it, multiple reps. See it. Then they talk to the fourth and the fourth processes it and decides if it's worth sharing with the, with the, with the on-field you what I'm saying? Like, how would that work

Quincy Amarikwa (27:25):

Or your, or your now, now I'm thinking more like you don't have a rep that goes like you have two refs on the sideline, but you just, you're, you're creating more, very, that's what I'm thinking. Like you're creating more variables that actually, I think does more harm than good at the end of the day. Cause you want to keep the game going. You want to keep it the play going. And then if there's a disagreement between refs,

Quincy Amarikwa (27:53):


Quincy Amarikwa (27:56):

Then someone's always feeling as though they're getting

Quincy Amarikwa (28:01):

Screwed. Yeah.

Quincy Amarikwa (28:06):

If I say onside, if we're to refs and we're on the side and only ones allowed to call offside, but both can call fouls.

Quincy Amarikwa (28:16):


Quincy Amarikwa (28:17):

That's what I'm saying. I'm trying to think through how to, how, how I think that there were worker make better, like honestly trying to think about it, but, um,

Quincy Amarikwa (28:23):


Quincy Amarikwa (28:27):

It might be better in the long run, but the time it would take to learn how to do it and to implement it, I think there's too many mistakes that would have to ha would have to happen for it to, to have a better system. And I don't think people would have the patience for it. So I think that's my kind of final takeaway from all of that. It's not that it couldn't be better and it, and it might not, and it could be more efficient it's that people are too impatient to wait for, for things to improve. They want them to be perfect right now. And if it's not perfect and better and easy right now, then we'll just stick with even the old crappy system that we have, because we know how it works. And we understand it. People are not

Quincy Amarikwa (29:05):

Huge on change and

Quincy Amarikwa (29:10):

Myself included once you've learned something and you know how it works.

Quincy Amarikwa (29:16):


Quincy Amarikwa (29:16):

You're less inclined to want to keep doing that unless you're real young. But once you start getting enough experience, once you start learning

Quincy Amarikwa (29:30):

That changes. Well, let's see what we got here. Um,

Quincy Amarikwa (29:46):

Let's see. Check the, um, Oh, well let me see this. So, uh, M D underscore CJ underscore said, if you still live in the DMV area, I'd like to invite you to watch me play and give me tips. I no longer live in the DMV area. I'm sorry. Um, but every once in a while, I do make my way out to, uh, to a followers game. So, uh, yeah, never not ask don't ever not ask. Cause you never know. Um,

Quincy Amarikwa (30:33):


Quincy Amarikwa (30:33):

Seven, eight hours. I'm not sure what that was referencing. Let's say college soccer last. Okay. So JJ, U S E F 10 said college soccer last two and a half months. Two to three months. I have felt really fatigued after first month in my freshman year. Even when doing good cool-down stretch food, what could I have done wrong? Okay. Two and a half months really fatigued after first month. I mean, do your first months of freshman year of college or of high school?

Quincy Amarikwa (31:13):


Quincy Amarikwa (31:16):

Hmm. Speaking of fatigued. I am, I'm getting there today has been a long one nonstop. Uh, my boys had soccer practice again today. Um, which was fun. I want to say like, yeah. That's why I'm tired. I think I woke up at like five 30 this morning. Um, let's see college. Okay. Uh, yeah. Well, if this is last year, your freshman year of college, um, and you're getting tired just cause your course work and your course load probably jumped significantly. I'd say you probably were just experiencing more mental fatigue than anything else and adapting to the change. Like it takes time to adjust and, uh, you're probably exposed to in processing way more information than you were typically in normally would. So it's just kind of an acclimation period. It's like adjusting to the new course load, uh, the new, um, environment, the new relationships, um, ideas, people a lot. There's a lot there, uh, stress, you know, like worries, thoughts of the unknown, uh, getting used to new things and just, it can be a lot. So that's probably more what it was and yeah. Uh, the real Elden said you might not be doing it enough. How much sleep are you getting? Um, yeah. So see, this is what's dope about the community you guys working together. Um, sharing ideas, figured it out, asking questions,

Quincy Amarikwa (33:06):

No context, Dylan. What's up brother. Um, all right. Yeah, everyone I'm wrapping it up here soon. So if there's any other questions, be sure to drop them here. And uh, yeah, the, the questions are,

Quincy Amarikwa (33:27):

Let's see.

Quincy Amarikwa (33:29):

Oh, soccer dad for life said not sure if I missed, but what are your thoughts on foot Saul as an added piece of overall soccer training? I think it's good. You know, I think it's a good alternative to just on, on field stuff, breaks it up. Makes it fun. You get to try more tricks and do more things that you can't necessarily, or I won't say it can't necessarily aren't as easily done or accomplished on the grass field. I like some good indoor indoor action. It's always fun. I need to get back to doing some pickup soccer, trying with the mass and stuff. I haven't, yeah. It's just been such a weird time, such a weird time. Um

Quincy Amarikwa (34:25):


Quincy Amarikwa (34:27):

Uh, live live or pool FC fan page as is joining a soccer Academy at good thing. I mean, I, yeah, especially if that's like you've got, uh, if you've got goals to play professional one day or, uh, you know, make your way up the, make your way up the ranks. Um, if you have an opportunity to play, I think you should take it or at least play at the highest level that you have access to. Um, but yeah, but if your goal is just to have fun and to enjoy yourself and not really like get to a professional level or, or play at a very high level, then I'd say play where you have the most fun playing. I don't think everybody needs to be a pro player one day or be focused or trying to become a pro. Um, I think the way better, in my opinion, to focus on just enjoying the game and, uh, dedicating the time you want to it based on your passion and love for the game, you know, and if college and pro becomes an option, eventually that's great.

Quincy Amarikwa (35:27):

But if not, that's okay too. As long as you're enjoying yourself and having fun, uh, culture underscore M a B S best ways to get exposed to colleges, I'd say the best way is to go to perfect soccer, create yourself a free perfect soccer team membership account, um, and, uh, download and read the pur the ultimate college soccer recruiting blueprint. Uh, you also get access to the perfect soccer player, blueprint, the goalkeeper, uh, blueprints time management sheets, uh, one week of Barbie pro at home weekly training program. What else? Uh, three S's of self-awareness talks, some, some, uh, workbooks. And then now that I'm working on some of the coaching stuff and getting tactical formation, all that kind of stuff, broke it down. I'll probably add the things that I'm working on in breaking down, uh, to the training center as well, too. I think about it. I had a break down some, some game clips. So, um, maybe I'll add that to the training center. So you guys can see my assessment in there. It's also giving me more ideas of where to put stuff. Uh, but yeah, let me know.

Quincy Amarikwa (36:51):


Quincy Amarikwa (36:51):

Uh, zero five asks what joining a U P S L team be beneficial in trying to climb the ladder to going pro yes. I mean, if you to, if you're trying to climb the ladder, that's, that's a step on the ladder, right. But I think what's most important is understanding that no matter what level you're starting at in building to climb the ladder, it's a lot of work, a lot of time, a lot of energy effort, uh, and your focus should be coming, should be becoming the best at every level you get to. So if you're starting out on, uh, uh, the U S ups L level, um, then you should be looking at like, okay, what is it that I needed to do? And how do I become the best player at this level? And then how do I, can I get, can I use that to get a jump to the next level?

Quincy Amarikwa (37:46):

And then how do I become the best of that and make the jump up there? So I said, that's a long-term winners mindset type of process, but if you've got the MSL mindset and you're dedicated and you're committed, and you do what is necessary to learn, build those connections and make, make the climb up the ranks, you can do it, but will you do it? Are you committed to doing what's necessary to make it happen? That is a question you can only answer if you commit to doing the work for long enough, and that might be 10 years, 15 years before you get any level of success or make it.

Quincy Amarikwa (38:37):

Let's see.

Quincy Amarikwa (38:42):

That's great. Yep. I see Ben and you guys talking in the comments, which is great, uh, which makes me think more too. I need to, I need to get the activity in the Facebook group up and going again. Do you guys, would you guys see or find any value out of having, um, participating in the Facebook group, um, and getting that going

Quincy Amarikwa (39:15):

Used to be, it's always difficult, cause I'll do it a little bit, but then, I mean, it takes a lot of work and time and, um, I'll get sucked down the vortex spending like three hours answering like one comment or question, but there'll be like 10 of them. So, uh, I like the video format where I'm answering questions like this more fluidly, but I think more so the Facebook community so that everybody could, uh, ask each other questions. So more so, you know, a space for you guys to ask him to answer each other's questions, collaborate, uh, share ideas and what works for you and what doesn't, uh, P dog seven 47 said, uh, just tuning in. Thanks for being you Quincy, uh, playing in Brazil, seventh division from Canada, need to improve playing, uh, playing reduced games and playing quicker and smarter. Any tips?

Quincy Amarikwa (40:11):

Yeah. Okay. So if you're in the seventh division in Brazil, well first thanks, appreciate you tuning in and thanks for the kind words. Um, I think to be honest with you, the quickest way to improve is watch perfect soccer listening and watching that, that talk and downloading, uh, getting the podcast link on perfect soccer radio, um, listening to that regularly, like once a week, uh, that'll help give you that perspective and that framework so that you can build your way through the system you're at as quickly as possible. Self-awareness is the key to it and practicing that is extremely important. And using that as your base and knowing that you're committed and dedicated to doing that, you know, just saying like one hour a week, listening to that talk, um, and building the mental strength to be able to listen to that talk once one hour, every week, just committing to that, you know, two, three, four, six months from now, you will see massive improvements just by committing to doing that per hour an hour per week.

Quincy Amarikwa (41:21):

Now, um, additionally to that, uh, then going into the training, perfect cyber creating yourself a free account. Read the perfect cyber player blueprint, read the ultimate college soccer, recruiting blueprint, read the goal keeper blueprint, uh, watch the time tech management course, uh, watch the, the webinar replays re listen to previous episodes. Watch one skill, one drill watch tactical Tuesdays, watch in-depth with Ross watch. Uh, one skill. One drill is watch fitness Fridays like tuned into the show weekly. Um, all the tools and resources are there, uh, creating the plan and committing to it is, is, is another thing that's necessary, but I can understand that we've got a lot of stuff and it's hard to know where to start and how to do that. So even with me, realize a better realizing, understanding that now I'm saying start with the three S's of self-awareness commit to one hour a week, listening to that replay every week for the next month.

Quincy Amarikwa (42:18):

So you're listening to a four times. You're, you're staying committed to listening to that for one hour a week, same day, same time every week for a month. And I think that alone will help you build that framework to then spend an extra hour a week working on your tactics or your technical ability or your mindfulness or whatever it is that you feel is most important. And then you build from there. You're not going to get to the end. You're not going to get to the end in the beginning. So pace yourself, you want your career to last over a long duration of time, right? You want, you want,

Quincy Amarikwa (42:59):


Quincy Amarikwa (42:59):

Want to maximize the amount of time that you could do enjoy the good times. And if you want to do that, then take that longterm winners mindset, appreciate the downtimes in the low times and the things that are difficult and learn how to appreciate those times and be present in them. Because if you can find appreciation in those low times in the worst times and the things that are horrible,

Quincy Amarikwa (43:22):

I mean,

Quincy Amarikwa (43:24):

Then just imagine how amazing that the good times are going to be.

Quincy Amarikwa (43:30):

Um, but that's a good, good one. Let's see.

Quincy Amarikwa (43:40):

Facebook would be good. I'm seeing Facebook would be good.

Quincy Amarikwa (43:45):


Quincy Amarikwa (43:53):

Oh, Ben said, is there going to be a no room, no problem series this winter, it'd be extra awesome with everything going on. I think it would be visible to you. I would task you with sending that request to Ross and ask him if he'll bring the no room, no problem series back for this winter.

Quincy Amarikwa (44:12):


Quincy Amarikwa (44:14):

Cause I know you guys would love to have it. That was one of our most popular, if not the most popular, um, series on the perfect soccer channel to date was new room, no room, no problem.

Quincy Amarikwa (44:25):


Quincy Amarikwa (44:27):

Need to do that and add that to the, uh, uh, B per weekly program, uh, E H a R R E N 21 said, sorry, I'm late. Had to do some homework, not a problem. That's why I was late as well to do my homework or taking my class. So understood. You guys know what it is. I tell you, uh, education is key. Get that schoolwork done, but all right. Um, we've got, I'm wrapping up here the last minute,

Quincy Amarikwa (45:02):

Uh, but this is great to great to see a P dog sit. Okay. Thanks. We'll do I remember you were talking about playing scared, really helped love to hear that. Um, I'd love to hear that you guys have listened to, uh, stuff in the past. You found value in it so much so that you joined back in, uh, for today's episode and hopefully future episodes, but, uh, that'll, that'll do it. That'll wrap it up for today's episode of the hashtag asset soccer pro show. I want to, I want to thank everybody for joining in for today's episode. Um, love seeing you guys tune in

Quincy Amarikwa (45:37):

Regularly as huge. Um,

Quincy Amarikwa (45:44):

Yeah, nothing too. Oh, I'll let you guys know if you haven't checked it out yet. Um, uh, check out my interview with black and sports did that, I think a week ago. Um, that was a good interview. I enjoyed that interview. It was a good time, uh, talked about a lot of great stuff. Uh, my career and just

Quincy Amarikwa (46:04):

A lot. We covered a lot in a short amount of time. So it was dope. Uh, Ben jam in Liverpool dropping the mime in your head emojis. Uh, Joe Jackson dropping I'm in here at emojis, said another great live Quincy, always loved tuning in every week. Have a great week. Thank you very much. Everybody. A soccer dad said good night all. Um, let's see, uh, Luca, uh, yeah, send that into the account. Uh, it might take a while for, for me to get to it, but, um, send it over there and I'll, I'll try my best, add some specific questions that you're wanting, um, answered and, uh, write a breakdown in assessment of how you feel, what you feel of your game, what your strengths are, what your weaknesses are and what you're currently doing to improve and get better. Um, put all that together and send it over and I'll have a look. Let's see, uh, Liverpool said waiting on next week and MLS fan page asked the same. So yes, same for you as well too. So that'll wrap it up. Thanks everybody for joining in, uh, E H a R R E N 21. Thanks for joining. And even if it was catching it at the end there, uh, happy to see, um, your Abby joined in, uh, Garrison dot Rivera, eight. Goodnight. Great to have you appreciate having you. Um, thank you very much. All everybody I'll see you next week. Same time, same place. And as always.