No Money to Play? I #AskASoccerPro Show Ep. 065
11-year MLS veteran player Quincy Amarikwa is live this week to take your questions alongside pro players Ryan Masch and Earl Edwards Jr.!
Here’s what they cover!
00:00 - 05:23: Be Pro GM Ryan Masch is HERE!
05:25 – 12:49: MSL Players Are About to Shine
13:34 – 19:03: Make it Pro vs Stay a Pro
19:04 – 27:44: ‘The Season Goes On’ with Earl Edwards Jr.
27:54 – 32:03: Maintaining Game Fitness
32:04 - 36:42: Quincy Plays the Sax!
36:44 – 42:41: Yellow Cards and Negative Coaches
42:42 – 48:44: No Money to Play
48:45 – 53:22: Focus on What You Can Control
53:29 – 59:57: What is Soccer?
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Quincy Amarikwa (00:04):
Oh man. UE. What about Facebook live? It's been awhile. Yo, Zoe Chung, what's up? 37 SA Mohammed. I play for coach Ryan. Yo, shout out the P pro community. Just, you know what I'm saying? I appreciate you guys in the B pro community. You're doing your weekly homework. You're, you're doing, you're doing the extra work to get better on and off the field. Ori, the King coach Ryan. That's what's up. Welcome. Welcome Malia. Welcome Carly. Carly. Great. Already asking the question straight into it. I'm loving it. Everybody. Let's get them. I'm in your head. Emoji. You guys know this. I'm in your head emojis. I'm excited. It's going to be a good one. Okay. Right. Okay. Let's see. Ryan's just going to jump. It is going to be an Epic. It's going to be an Epic day of the hashtag acid soccer pro show, episode 65 I think it's episode 65 [inaudible] Quincy to episode 65 of the hashtag ask the soccer pro show. I'm your host 11 your MLS pro, Quincy Merrick [inaudible] and you are dialing into the MSL, the mental strength league where we break down the mindset philosophy does help and everyone gained the vision in 2020. Ooh, I'm excited. And who, who other than the legend himself, the general manager of be pro by perfect soccer. Ryan Masch jumped in on the line right away. What's going on coach Ryan? How you doing brother
Ryan Masch (01:37):
Doing doing well. Just stuck at home as everyone else's but still still working on training and getting my players going and helping whoever needs it.
Quincy Amarikwa (01:51):
I'm loving that. RHIO said I played for coach Ryan. What up Ryo I know I'm probably saying your name wrong but what up a little Bob. Bob Bajan you guys come on man. Yeah, you said my name is difficult to S to say my last name is difficult. Jeez. Yo. Okay, this is good. You hopping in here random. I love that because that's what today's episode is all about. Episode 65 is all about on the fly, having a good time. We're over here on Facebook live. I've got two people joining in on Facebook live. What up over on Facebook live and seeing you guys in here. But Ryan, maybe let the people know a little bit what you've been working on for the perfect soccer brand for almost like a little over two years now. So what have you been? What have you been up to?
Ryan Masch (02:32):
Absolutely. I'd been building out the B pro division, which is essentially the online training and mentorship. Division of perfect soccer. We work with players one-on-one in small groups clinic wise all in person type stuff. But we also have been setting up and, and working on the online portion for the same amount of, so any of you that are looking for those programs, those at home programs, I'm not sure what to do with your program. Looking to take your game to the next level in this time. Reach out to us and we'll get you set up on your own program. First you got to make an account, right? You got to get head over to be pro or a perfect soccer skills.com backslash creative account. Get your account set up.
Quincy Amarikwa (03:30):
Yeah. So give you guys a little bit of background. Like I said, Ryan is our, Be Pro, general manager building the online portion of the company. He's been setting up the weekly programs cause a lot of you guys are stuck at home with the quarantine, but that's no excuse not to get your extra reps in your touches on the ball. No room, no problem. You guys know what it is. Head over to perfect soccer skills.com/create account. Get your account set up and you'll get access to the weekly pro one free, one full free week program that Ryan has put together. It's a good one. And I know you guys are gonna love it. Let's see what we got in here. So like I said, today's going to be a classic episode of ask the soccer pro show where you guys just spam that heart button if you're loving it, if you're looking forward to what's happening today, drop all your questions in and we're going to just be rapid fire answering these questions here. Or we'll be joining in on the live. He'll be helping out. Getting back to you guys. As usual, Ryan will be in there as well to you. Getting back to you guys. Ryan also helped me compile a lot of the questions you guys sent over on Twitter, on Instagram. So I'm going to get flying into it here. Ryan before before you hop in the comments here and help get back to everybody. Is there anything you want to share? Say, shout out questions you want to ask?
Ryan Masch (04:47):
Yeah. just shout out. So all my players that are on the live right now a lot of my, my club players are, are joining in and they've been working through their own programs that I've put together for them. And they can attest to that in the comments, how they've been enjoying it, what they've been learning, what they'd been working on, all of those things. But also just get your questions into Quincy. He's a great resource for you guys to start to understand a lot of different aspects of the game. So use this time wisely and get your questions answered.
Quincy Amarikwa (05:25):
Thanks Ryan. We will be seeing you in the comment sections, brother. I appreciate it sir. Lugar all right, everybody, you know what it is. Let's hop into it. I wanna I wanna just information packed, answering your guys' questions, spam that heart button. Drop your arm in your head emojis. And if you are one of a coach, Ryan's players drop in the comment section, what you've been learning from the program, what you liked about it, and why other people be heading over and creating their account as well too. Cause we, we need that feedback. We need to know what you guys are wanting to see and how to get, get better. Let's see. I'm scrolling. You guys know what it is. Classic Quincy. I fall behind on the comment section. So you guys keep hitting with those questions and stuff that I'm going to be flying through it.
Quincy Amarikwa (06:14):
So let's see. Carly said, can I have some tips on how to juggle well yes. So tips on how to juggle if you're not able to juggle the ball right away. Like straight up. Then one way that you can really practice it is my wife practices by you let the ball hit the ground once and then you touch the ball, you let the hit the ball hit the ground you touch again. If you're not at that point yet where you can control it that way, then what I do is I use a balloon and this is what I used to do back when I think it was Nike football.com when it first came out, you're watching like Ronald Nino tricks and stuff. On the on the computer. I'm dating myself there, but this was like, that was like next level brand new.
Quincy Amarikwa (06:56):
I blew up a balloon and that's how I practice juggling. So it gives you enough time to adjust your feet, get underneath and juggle that way. And once you can get comfortable with the balloon, then you can use one of those, those, those blow up balls that are in like big five or whatever or like a target and then make your way up to a soccer ball bounce and then go. That is a good question. Players, Jordan said, players with the MSL will stand out when the seasons re resume. Correct. You're right. The MSL, the mental strength league. It is a mentality. We look at chaos and uncertainty like the coven 19 situation that's going on right now, like the shutdown of the entire world. And we see that as an opportunity to get to, to get the work and put the work in to become better.
Quincy Amarikwa (07:39):
So when everything does turn back on, we never turned off loving that Matt with I'm in your head emojis love and seeing that love and seeing that Joe Jackson, what's going on, welcome to the live Zuri welcome back to the live. Always shouting out coach Ryan, which is awesome. On G a N G. A. L. I. R. E. L. E. what's going on? I know I'm saying that wrong, but Hey, if you guys can type out how you say your names phonetically, I'll actually be able to learn it at least eventually. Oh, we got a shout out from a Japan. Let me know where you guys are calling in from as well too. You drop that down in the, in the, in the section as well as your questions. And let's see, sir, he says, Ryan, best coach ever. You know what, upstairs Sarah joined in on the live given love and shout outs to Ryan.
Quincy Amarikwa (08:30):
Ryan said, how do I play for coach Ryan? Well, if you're in the, if you're in the Bay area San Jose area, you can get individual training with him, but if you're not, which is a majority of people who are in on the live, no worries because we got the online program. Make sure you go to perfect soccer skills.com/create account, create your account, get access to his training center and program weekly programs. So it's just like having Ryan in the comfort of your own home. The one known as Anthony said, my phone's acting up. There we go. I'm back. What's going on? Hey, just just expanded our minds. Jordan said, I seen you Quincy hop on a Fonzo Davies live a couple of weeks ago. That's right. We're popping in everywhere. You know, everyone's got to see us. We've got to be seen and heard.
Quincy Amarikwa (09:16):
Let's see what else. Oh man, I'm loving this. You guys are killing it in the comment section already, which is great to see. I liked that you guys talked about your favorite cleats and stuff. The Tiempos. Do I have a pier? Oh man. I could show you guys. I was thinking all this stuff about here in the corner. I got a whole bag of my cleats cause it just came in. My stuff just finally came in from like moving our stuff from DC. Maybe when I get a chance, I'll show you guys a little bit here. Jordan asks, what are your thoughts on Matt Sheldon from becoming li? I think I saw all those guys. Matt just went live with, I forget the guy whose account was a goalkeeper account and they were talking about his, his his story and how he's been grinding away to try to get to the professional level.
Quincy Amarikwa (10:06):
I think he's ran into a lot of different injuries along the way. He, a fun fact. He went to UC Davis. So that's where I went to school as well too. So I thought it was interesting to hear a bit more about his story and how he's been chugging along and building his YouTube account and falling over time. So I think some of those guys were saying there needs to be a collab happen and so you guys gotta go spam his account and let them know that he's got to come and connect, connect up. The OneNote. And Anthony said, I just want to say that perfect soccer has helped me so much that I was given an opportunity to go to Ukraine for a trial later this year. Hopefully coven 19 dies down before then. Well, Anthony, I'm happy to hear that that the information we've been sharing has been helping you. But more importantly, I'm happy to hear that you are applying what we teach because you're not going to get any succession. I can't get any results. You're not gonna make any progress unless you're applying what you teach. So, you know, give some love to Anthony for, shout out to Anthony for securing himself a trial and putting in that work. Because this community
Quincy Amarikwa (11:12):
Is all in it together. Dreamwork makes teamwork, makes the dream work. I say dream work makes the dream work, but teamwork makes the dream work. You guys know what it is, John Hollinger what up? Spam in that heart button. He knows all about teamwork equals dream work. Happy to see you in the live brother JP broke pro skills. How do I help someone's who's new to soccer? Well, it depends on what it is you're trying to help with, but if you want to help them as best as you can, make sure you give them the perfect soccer skills.com/tree account link so they can go and create their own perfect soccer team membership account, and they can get access to all of our training, all of our books, all of our resources. So we can help them at any level or stage in the game. But if you're saying, what can you do on a personal level?
Quincy Amarikwa (11:56):
Keep encouraging people support them and help them how they want to be helped. So this was a lesson that took me a little bit of while to learn. Not everybody wants your help all the time and the way that you're willing to help. So make sure you're listening to what it is that they're needing. And sometimes people don't know what they're needing, but they need you to be there for them and hear them out. So we talked a lot about here, about not making excuses adapt or die. That's the the MSL mentality. But having said all that, we also show empathy and compassion and we understand that you know, you're going to go through difficult times and sometimes you just need a little bit of support. And that's what our community is. That's what this channel is. That's why we go live with consistency every Thursday, 6:00 PM PST, 9:00 PM EST, and we've been doing it over a year and a half.
Quincy Amarikwa (12:45):
We do what we know we need to do consistently before it's popular. Now that Instagram live is starting to get popular and everyone's getting on board and trying to get a, be a part of this and do that. My MSL community knows we've been doing it over a year and a half. We've got 70 plus hours of MSL content for your learning pleasure. Yo, shout out to everybody who's been here from, from the beginning and shout out to everybody who's just found out about us right now. I love seeing the community grow. If those of you who have been here for longer than two or three months can let everybody know what your favorite assets, soccer per show, episode number is. I'd love to know what that is. What's, what's a big takeaway that you've taken from the MSL mentality? How's it helped you loving that? Ma M a N D E P.
Quincy Amarikwa (13:34):
K a. U R one four three asks, what do you need? What do I need to know to make it pro? You need to know how to Dick take control of your mentality. A lot of the answers I'm always going to give you guys as MSL cause that's the truth. And the truth is true whether you believe it or not. And most of the time it is a poor mentality. That is the reason you're not able to overcome whatever it is, is becoming a temporal temporary obstacle that is in your way. So to make it pro, you have to have a strong mentality. To stay pro, you have to have a strong mentality and to have a long career you have to have a strong mentality or you have to develop a strong mentality, learn how to survive, learn how to adapt and and be committed and disciplined, willing to do things that most people aren't willing to do for longer than they're willing to do it.
Quincy Amarikwa (14:22):
Case in point, our live shows over a year and a half old, we're doing it back when one person was in the live and it was me talking to myself all the way to where we're at now and where we had Sam [inaudible] on the live last week. Alexi lawless before Earl Edwards, jr Griffin Yow, Chris Durkin, Sean Johnson, CJ's upon Bradley, right Phillips. We've had some amazing guests on the show a lot more here coming in the and that makes a great transition over here into questions that came in on the IgE story at that soccer mama sent in. When will Tyler Adams be on the show? That is a good question. I'm not sure, but are you going to get him to get on the show? And this is great for everybody. For those of you who have a pro that you would love to understand their mentality in a breakdown, in their mentality, really peel back the curtain and understand who they are and how they are successful.
Quincy Amarikwa (15:22):
Make sure you go and tell them to one, come and join the show. But to help you do that, make them go to perfect soccer skills.com/a S P guest. That's perfect. Soccer skills.com/ [inaudible] S P guest. Share that link with them so they can understand what the show is and they can get their heinies in order and come and join this community so we can understand from the best of them. Thank you very much for that question. That soccer mama, I know that soccer mom has been making sure to tag her favorite pros to get them on the show. So I'm loving, I'm loving the community working together. Teamwork makes the dream work. You know, we can't reach out to everybody all the time. So for those of you who really want to hear your favorite pro, get their mentality broken down, there's a tool and resource to help you make it happen.
Quincy Amarikwa (16:13):
And sometimes it's just consistency. You dropping the mat, I'm in your head emoji every single day on, on their most recent posts and you say, Hey, when are you going to be on the hashtag as a soccer person and make sure you, you tag hashtag ask the soccer pro show. So they understand, they see the other links, they see the clips, then you send them the link in the DMS. Hey, you haven't been on the perfect soccer skills.com/eight S P guest. You need to do that now. You need to get down with the MSL because 2020 is about the vision. 2020 is about division. Loving that rules. Answering some questions. Earl had re had responded to Ori saying, thinking how much, think about how much you need to train each day varies on varies for each person. I recommend, I recommend finding an amount of time that you could commit to everyday, even if it's only 15 minutes.
Quincy Amarikwa (17:04):
Consistency is key. That is a great point by Earl to Ori there in the comment section. Consistency is more important than how much that you, how much you do. If you can, if you, if you work out for two full hours every four days is not anywhere near as valuable in my opinion, as working out for 15 minutes for four days in a row. Different people have different ideas as to what it takes to be successful, but consistency over time, even if it's small amounts over time. Many of you guys know the linear versus exponential. A talk I did home, man, I don't know what episode it was. It was early on episode, I want to say within the first 10, 15 episodes of the [inaudible] show. I was actually sitting here over your over a year plus ago, breaking down the chart and I have to bring up the chart again one day and I'll map that out so we can do that.
Quincy Amarikwa (18:02):
But if you guys haven't heard the linear versus exponential thinking model, make sure you go and check out that that show a clip at the very least so you can understand the importance of small steps of consistency over time. On G had said, Alex Morgan, that would be good to have Alex on. I think also we were thinking trying to get Oh man, what's Dom Dwyer's wife's name? Sydney Leroux. Yeah. as well too. I really enjoyed having Sam [inaudible]. She dropped a lot of great knowledge, so like to get some of my more some more of my female athletes out here. Mandy Parker asked, are we still allowed to play video games? Yes, you are. Yes you are. There's nothing that you're not allowed to do. The main thing is just saying, are you understanding that when you choose certain things, you're saying you're choosing to say no to other things.
Quincy Amarikwa (19:04):
And if you're doing the work that you know you need to do to get to where you want to go, then you are fully, you can fully enjoy and be present in the moment for the things that that that you enjoy. One of those things being video games and you guys are coming with the fire because I'm loving this. Speaking of video games, we just recently signed our first official perfect soccer gamer, Earl Edwards jr. So shout out Earl Edwards. Everyone give Earl some like Jesus' hands, some fist bumps, some I'm in your head emojis. He just helped us get our perfect soccer game or Twitch channel setup and he starting to go live and stream over on our Twitch channel. And to kick it all off, let me see, actually, let me see what I got here. If I can pull it up. [inaudible]
Quincy Amarikwa (19:59):
Hey, there we go. We've got the season goes on. So Earl, if you get a drop in the link perfect soccer skills.com/the season goes on. I'll pin that here at the bottom. Hashtag team Earl PG sports. Shout out Paul Jordan it in says he's hashtag team Earl if you guys haven't heard about it yet. We just have, Earl came to, came to the perfect soccer team with a great idea. He said, Hey, I want the season to go on. I know everybody is sad and feeling, feeling, you know what I mean? Feeling down that the MLS season is over, but you know what it is. We adapt or die. We adapt. We're taking the MLS season online and we're officially having MLS FIFA 2020 challenge. The season goes on, hashtag season goes on. It doesn't end. We keep it going. And this Saturday DC United was supposed to be playing San Jose earthquakes on the road.
Quincy Amarikwa (20:59):
Yeah. If, if, if the MLS season had continued on DC United be playing San Jose this Saturday and what we said and what we decided or Earl thought about was he said, you know what, I'm going to represent DC and I and I'm going to call out someone on San Jose earthquakes and we're going to have a showdown round Robin best of five series. And I was like, you know what? I love that idea. Let's do it. Hit up. Tommy challenged the man, challenged the man and said, you know what we need, we need to make this happen. This is going to happen. And perfect soccer is putting it on or streaming in on our newly launched Twitch account. And if you guys want to get details, I'm loving that Joe Jackson with the the the remote control, the I'm in your head, remote control and loving that you guys head over to perfect soccer skills.com/the season goes on.
Quincy Amarikwa (21:51):
Go and get all the details there. One, you can sign up for push notifications so you can make sure you turn into the live stream. But more importantly, we've got some amazing prizes that'll be given away and that perfect soccer will be given away during the live. And there's a grand prize for whoever guesses the appropriate score line and winner. So if you guys want to enter to win, it's free to enter to win head over to perfect Cypress skills.com/the season goes on and get your unlimited entries in your unlimited yeses for what is it we're going with the aggregate score of the game. Tweet as much as you want and I'll see. We'll see you guys on Saturday for the live stream. It's going to be a lot of fun. We're going to, we're going to start doing a lot more stuff with the digital online gamer streamer space.
Quincy Amarikwa (22:40):
I'm happy to get the the perfect soccer game or Twitch account up and running. So yes, prize. Earl said it's all good. Anthony prizes can be won by guessing the right winner though. Yes, MSL fan page. Yo shout out whoever made the MSL fan page. I appreciate that our community grows. Love seeing you. Yes. Take self initiative, building out fan pages, having fun. But let's see what we got here. Yeah. So if you guys, you guys haven't seen that, that, that tweet getting dropped earlier today. Make sure you go out and retweet the original tweet with Earl and Tommy. Let Tommy know that you're looking forward to seeing him on Saturday. And Earl, we might need to get you in here to, as we we're going to do Earl, I want to hear your thoughts a little bit. Earl, first drop perfect. Soccer skills.com/or somebody drop in. Perfect soccer skills.com/the season goes on. So I can pin the tweet and then once we got that, Oh, there we go. Who's already, thank you very much. Pinned comment. Loving that. Calling it Earl. You know what I need to call an Earl so he can call out Tom. I need to get to the bottom of what he's having is what a bro. Yo, yeah. Oh, all right. So I just gave everybody the update. They know what the deal is. The season goes on.
Earl Edwards Jr. (24:08):
Anthony said he had a side with Tommy. That's why I told him that he's not going to get the grand prize. You've got to pick the right winner.
Quincy Amarikwa (24:15):
That is, that's facts. Hey Anthony, you have to pick the right winner and get the the aggregate score to win. I'm liking the confidence. I'm liking the confidence from Earl, but I don't know, bro. I don't know. How confident are you in the, in, in your ability to win this one?
Earl Edwards Jr. (24:33):
I'm real confident. Five game series. He might score a couple, but that's about it. That's it. Just, just, just, yeah, just a couple of days. I might give up a couple, but I'll win the war.
Quincy Amarikwa (24:46):
Second, sacrifice the battle to win the war. The one that I'd known his name, he said, damn, that's harsh, bro. Hey. You know what I mean? You've got to have confidence in yourself. You know what I mean?
Earl Edwards Jr. (24:55):
Yup. I'm, I'm already, I'm wanting to know. I'm want to know against Tommy going back to the college days. Want to know baby.
Quincy Amarikwa (25:02):
That is true. I need, okay. I need you to, Oh shit. So Earl's talking about as soon as Earl heard that Tommy is his official opponent here on Saturday, the mind games already started happening. He sent me over the highlights. Okay, I see. I didn't know this. So Earl, Earl played against Tommy and what game was that? What was that?
Earl Edwards Jr. (25:24):
That was like, you know they have the early tournaments like the start of college soccer season, like before your conference starts. So we went to the IEU college tournament played at I, they were number one in the country. Ended up going to overtime. But the highlight I sent you, if you got taken down for P K didn't want to take the PK and then
Quincy Amarikwa (25:46):
Okay, who was who, who was in goal at that time.
Earl Edwards Jr. (25:49):
I was in goal.
Quincy Amarikwa (25:53):
Tommy Tommy went down and goal could have won, could have won it for his team, could take them a few days but did not take the PK and what had ended up happening with the individual who did take [inaudible]
Earl Edwards Jr. (26:06):
Oh I got saved. I don't know if Tommy was trying to be a nice guy and try to hand it off to someone else. If he was scared. I don't know what happened but the results went our way. We want to have one, nothing over time. College soccer is still golden goal. So we scored the one and it was over.
Quincy Amarikwa (26:23):
So what I've done. Okay. that's a, that's a tall order. I'm, I'm thinking if there is a PK in this in the game on Saturday, I'm hoping that Tommy does not pass on the, does not pass on the role to take the PK to somebody else.
Earl Edwards Jr. (26:39):
I'll tell you right now, I'm going to be in goal online as well, so we'll see. Hopefully he can put himself up there.
Quincy Amarikwa (26:44):
I like the confidence. I like that. Starting him. The, the, the, the man will be starting himself and goal. I love that. I love that. I got to, I can't not start myself. That's fair. Yo those whoever's team Tommy, and even if you're not team Tommy, go and spam his, go and spam his most recent post and tell him to let him know that Earl has officially called him out and we need to hear his rebuttal, especially on the live year before it ends. I hope Tommy jr Oh, tell him he jumps back in, in the comments so I can get him in the live so he can give us a little bit of what he's thinking about, about the game on this this weekend. But great. I'm loving that Arbor, I'm going to get back to answering all the questions here. I appreciate you being in the, in the bottom there. I'll be there. I'll answer questions so I'll be here and get your questions. Awesome. Loving that. Thank you sir. Those were, them's is them's fighting words. Everyone loves his fighting words. Prince Dillon, what's your question? What's your question, brother? I'm not seeing your questioning here.
Quincy Amarikwa (27:54):
Jordan asked plenty. How are you training during this time? Who was I on? Oh, I went live with Paul, I think it was yesterday on his account. And was talking about, I've essentially been in quarantine for the last seven months, right? Cause I'm in my free agency year and as soon as you're in a free agency year and this season ends, you're essentially without team and you have to maintain a level of fitness so that you can be ready to go. I've been in this situation before and I tend to maintain maintain a level of fitness so that I'm, I know that I'm always in the range of, you know, 35 to 45 minutes fit at any point in time. That way I can be about a week and a half to two weeks out from being a full 80 to 90 minutes game fit at any time.
Quincy Amarikwa (28:42):
So I have to maintain that level for months and months and months. So pretty much the free agency is like quarantine, right? You're without team, you're trading on your own. You're by yourself, nobody's helping you. You're creating your own programs, you're creating your own things and you're trying to keep yourself mentally tuned in because you literally could be turned on to go play tomorrow or you might never get to play again. So you have to maintain a level of optimism but also realism so that you don't do too much but also not doing enough. And I think if you guys go and check the video that I did last year with a flow sports rip flow sports, no longer partner to working with DC United, but we did a they did a piece with me where I really broke down. The most difficult aspects of the game obviously is the mental fatigue when you're not the number one, when you're not the person who's looked to you.
Quincy Amarikwa (29:41):
But you have to do the work as if you're the number one. You have to do the work as if your chance is coming today even though it might not. And when you find out it doesn't, not letting that discourage you from doing the same work you need to do the next day and listening to your body and understanding when this is the right time to take chances and when you need to take a step back. That all comes with experience and experience is extremely valuable and experience only comes with making lots of mistakes. And that's why a saying here at the MSL is make mistakes, but learn from the mistakes that you make, which is extremely, extremely important. So we're here to really discuss critical thinking skills, how to think for yourself, how to learn for making your mistakes, and move on from making mistakes as quickly as possible.
Quincy Amarikwa (30:23):
But those are, that's a great question. I'm really loving that everybody, if you're loving what's coming in and what's happening, it's spam. That the heart thing. Again, like I said, we don't know if it does anything, but I can see it and it makes me feel full in my heart. I'm loving that. And for those of you who are joining in for the first time or haven't been in love net spam and that just join in a and you see that pin link at the bottom there. Perfect soccer skills.com/the season goes on. Earl versus Tommy, the season doesn't end the MLSs and doesn't have to end because we decided that it's not ending and we continue it here on Saturday. And if you guys want to win yourself a perfect soccer quarantine care package and I'm telling you what does that, what does the care package come with?
Quincy Amarikwa (31:08):
The care package comes with your own copy of the perfect soccer player blueprint. This is the, this is the perfect soccer training ball. We now have the perfect soccer match ball, which is hand stitched leather. It's beautiful. I'm getting the new ones coming in here in the next couple of days. You're gonna get a perfect soccer hand snitch match ball. You're going to get a two and one portable soccer goal, a perfect soccer skills Academy, our online training center and program. If you guys haven't purchased your copy of that, definitely make sure you go grab yourself. One of those and then one full year of weekly be pro by perfect soccer training. So you saw Ryan dropped in here at the beginning of the call. Let us know a little bit about what he's been building over on the B pro side for the last year and a half, almost two years now. I'm excited to share that we've got a lot of coach Ryan's kids in the call right now who've been going through the program.
Speaker 1 (32:04):
If you guys have been loving the program, again a launch just set. Let me see some of them. Jesus' hands. So who in the spam of the hard button? Look at us the spams. Love that spam, spam, spam, duh duh, duh. Maybe some trumpets. Can I get some like confetti or something like? Sure. I don't know. You guys get creative. Let me see. Show me how, how amazing the V pro by perfect soccer program is. And those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, you haven't had access to it. Go and get yourself one full week for free by going to perfect cyber skills.com/korean account. You'll get access to his program. He's broken it up into beginner's level, intermediate level and advanced level. We got everybody covered. We got everybody covered already with the Jeep. With the Jesus' hands and with the huh. Huh? Just play the, what am I playing? Like the trumpet flute. Fun fact. Paul asked me to something that people don't know about me. I play saxophone,
Quincy Amarikwa (33:12):
But no, really play the saxophone. Alto sax, tenor sax. Barry sax. So phone. Does anybody else play any instruments? If so, let me know. If so, let me know. Hmm. Hmm. Ben asked Xbox or PS four Xbox. My friend I played, I was a, I was a P, I was a PlayStation gamer until P S yeah, P I had a, I had a PlayStation. What did I have? Yeah, an original PlayStation. I didn't get a PST, but I had an Xbox. Xbox three 60 the Xbox one. It's been a while. It's had to think about that. I haven't been gaming for like five years, so I was like, dang, how long has it been? But Earl we'll, yeah, we'll be playing on Xbox. Be playing Tommy on Xbox this Saturday. If you're wondering what that is, that link right there. Boom. Perfect. Cyber skills.com/the season goes on.
Quincy Amarikwa (34:11):
Make sure you guys go and check that out. I think there's a link in my bio, the links on the perfect soccer bio as well to go and check it out and go enter to win on Twitter. Go answer the win on Twitter because not only can you get a perfect soccer quarantine care package with all those prizes I just told you about. Perfect soccer ball, perfect soccer batch ball, perfect soccer player blueprint, perfect soccer skills Academy. Be pro by perfect soccer weekly training for a year. You also, we're going to be doing cash prizes in the comments section because while Earl and Tom, your plan, I'm a B in the comments section, having fun and if you share it with a bunch of your friends and get in, you got multiple chances to win. So you guys know what it is. We'd be scavenger hunting it out here.
Quincy Amarikwa (34:52):
Share it with everybody. Your local community, your, your team. If you've got a team, share with your team, tell them to join in, right? I know you guys are all with dads of forest. How many kids in that program? Like 5,000, 10,000 or see like a thousand of you show up. So you guys better support Tom because it looks like Tommy is going to need a lot of help. It's going to need a lot of help team. Tommy's going to need some help cause team Earl sounds like he's coming. He's coming. Correct. let's see. We got here rainbow six or Cod warzone. I was a C a well I was an original, original, original halo. Halo two, halo three. But then when you're talking about call call of duty, I was on call of duty. Didn't really get into rainbow into rainbow six.
Quincy Amarikwa (35:41):
Ben said, have you seen my soccer tricks? I have not. Flew T can UT also the recorder? That's correct. Let's see, we got here. Okay. Ani plays a guitar. Tina, Tina Tay four says she's got plays the guitar Zuri plays the clarinet. Okay. Bindi jam. Johnny said the training program is amazing. You are correct. You ain't never lied. Joe Jackson. I play guitar and clarinet bro. Love it. I, Oh other fun fact. I taught myself clarinet cause my sister played clarinet in over the summer one time in high school. I was like, yeah, let me, let me learn this one time. So I did that as well too. Loving that people spend with the fire emoji, the heart emoji, the exclamations tag team in that heart emoji button in the corner.
Quincy Amarikwa (36:42):
Quincy Amarikwa (36:45):
Bro, you should do a FIFA league. MLS will with followers. Yeah. Oh, I would I always, I used to do MLS fantasy, which was decent. So 37, Shannon Mohammad said, what's the most amount of yellow cards you've gotten in one season? Ah, okay. I can tell you a little story on that. My rookie season 2009
Quincy Amarikwa (37:11):
Frank Gallup would use me off the bench. So I'd come in like the last 1520 minutes of every single game and my job was just to come in there and cause habit called the ball in the corner, like kill time and win the game and stuff. So that was my job. So I went out there just dead focused on doing that. Like a coach says this, boom, that's what I'm doing. And in the first four appearances I had a yellow car, so I had a yellow part of the first four appearances and then I got I forgot who let me know, but they said, Hey, listen, when you, if you get a fifth yellow, it's a, it's like a $250 fine. And I heard that and I was like, huh, didn't get another yellow, brought it back in, you know, to cheat it. Tied, cheated in. I never heard of that before in college. I don't think there's a yet. There might be now, but at that time I don't think you could just, yeah, you just get yellows. What's the deal? Let's see. We got here okay. Over on Instagram and the Instagram stories. What is the best way to help someone who's new to the game? Oh, I've already answered that. Sorry.
Quincy Amarikwa (38:16):
The one known is Anthony asks, have you ever experienced players or coaches who were negative towards you? Yes, many lots of them. Most of them at some different point or time. Not everyone's gonna be happy with you all the time. And if you expect people to be happy with you all the time, then you really have no chance of surviving at the professional level either on and off the field. And that's where we want to really talk about here. NEMA sell mentality. Think of it like a renewable energy mental software, right? Our mental software takes negativity and hate and it recycles it into positive fuel and energy to move us forward. So we take the, we take the digital poop that's out on the internet. The haters, trolls, the insecure people who have nothing better to do other than give you their negative energy.
Quincy Amarikwa (39:08):
Think about that. They're giving you their negative energy. They're giving you their poop, and you look at that poop and you're like, wow, thank you. There's so much energy in that poop because we're going to use that poop and we're going to, we're going to put it through our recycling system because our operating system is on such a high level. We can take poop and we can turn it into power poo, power poo, power ER. I think when you make like an a, an enemy, think poop power. Hey you guys think about like the, if you guys are designers make me like into an animate character. Let's just go Oop power.
Quincy Amarikwa (39:59):
Yeah. I like the kids. K 23 we take gloop and recycle that it gives us, it gives us strength. People over here just try to like tear us down, but they don't realize tearing us down builds us up. It's like they're trying to, there's like, they're trying to tear us down, but what they don't realize, it's like they're chopping down at like at like a wall and then everything just keeps, and they just, it's almost like what does that Minecraft, they're just hitting, but they don't realize they're just digging themselves a hole and they're just elevating us and then eventually they're looking up at us and they don't know what's going on. They don't know what's happening. Oh, I like that one. At I N S T a L I X 13. Do you have any tips for improving goal kicks? Oh, here's another great story for you.
Quincy Amarikwa (40:52):
And allocates it, cause I tell it all the time, but when I was in Chicago, Alec can current goalkeeper for Atlanta United. My old roommate while I was in Chicago big dude, I think he's like six, four or something like that. And Mike McGee challenged him to go keep a goal kick off. And obviously we're betting money and I put my money on Alec. Cause you know Mike, I don't know at the time, can't Mike can't be more than like 135 pounds, 140 pounds and Alex gotta be at least two 15. And that was the day I learned that technique. Trump's power all day. Mike [inaudible], Mike would be beat him with gold cakes, with both his right and his left foot. And I know for a thousand percent fact he doesn't have anywhere near as much power in his legs as Alec does, but he had much better technique and technique will get you much farther than power, especially in the game of soccer.
Quincy Amarikwa (41:49):
And that's coming from a dude who spends, whose, whose base mode of the game was that his athleticism and strength. But that's a big re because when I saw things like that, I realized and understood that I have to adapt or die. You know what it is, MSL mentality. And you know what? If I can Uplevel my technique, who gonna stop me? Who gonna stop me. Huh? And then some, speaking of who goes, stop me. So just ask me what about [inaudible] mentality and that's my point. Who's going to stop me if I can figure out that which I did shut him down hundred percent of the time. I beat slots on 100% of the time. Yeah, no, just thinking about that. We're trying to look at stats and data and yet I'm 100% of the time. That fact is true. So he's won a whole bunch of things, but he's lost me 100% of the time.
Quincy Amarikwa (42:42):
And you can be mad about that and cry about it, but it's a factor. That's true. So let's see. Yes, MSL fan page. I would love to hear a funny quote. We got another question in here from anonymous. I'm trying to play in college, but my parents don't have money to pay for a team. It's, that's great cause I was just speaking earlier with someone earlier today about potentially looking into you. I'm going to give any full details on it, but we're talking about potentially looking at the ownership in a, in a team. You guys know what it is. I'm going on an MLS team one day. If he didn't know that well now you do. And that's what we're working on right now. We're talking about those things right now. So we'll see what happens. What do you guys think you think that should happen?
Quincy Amarikwa (43:29):
I do. But in those talks we're talking about a big reason why I built perfect soccer. The platform, the way in which I have is because not everybody has access to the tools and resources to get to you and maintain this level. A lot of players I played with growing up coming out of Bakersfield, California had the talented and the ability to play at this level. What they didn't have was access to the information they would need to understand how the system works and that has what and that is what I been championing and working my buns off over here to provide. For those of you who are willing to put in the work to get better and commit to staying better over time, that is giving you access to the information that the dudes and the the the girls up here who are part of, excuse me, who are part of that, you know that click group that you might not have access to because you don't have money like mr anonymous like you said.
Quincy Amarikwa (44:29):
But that's no excuse not to do the work that you need to do on your own so you can compete with them. Because there will be a day where you get an opportunity to go up against them. And if you use the excuse of not having access to the things that they had access to you as the reason why you, you're not ready to go, well, they're always going to be right. And we don't want that to be the case. So go to perfect soccer skills.com/create account, create your perfect soccer team membership account and all the information that we even share in our one-on-one consulting and program, right? If you want to work with me as a coach where I work with you, mental strength training Earl obviously understands how that program goes and works directly with me. On that I provide that that's a service, but that costs money.
Quincy Amarikwa (45:15):
Not everybody has the money to pay for their own personal mental strength coach to work with them one on one. But the things that I talk about with Earl on a weekly basis are the same things that I talked to you guys about here and the programs, the processes and the systems that I have. Earl and other players. I came more Jalen Robinson Wallace. Man, I've been working with a lot of guys. They're going through those systems and processes and I put those systems and processes in the perfect soccer team membership area for free for you guys to access and use. So money, the money is a means to get an individual's time, right? If you want my individual time one on one time where it's one on one with you, okay, you're going to have to pay for that. But I'm spending the time to do this here now with you guys.
Quincy Amarikwa (46:04):
So it's great. When you have questions, show up, drop your questions in. The earlier you get on, the more likely you are to get rewarded. Get your questions answered. Do not take for granted the time, the resource that is in front of you, the time and resource that's in here with Earl answering your questions. Ryan, answering you guys' questions. People joining in on the live pros coming in on the network, doing the perfect soccer podcast over on the radio station. Like I think a lot of players, kids, parents are not understanding the value of the information age and the time that we're living in because it's been so readily available. But you've got to tap in, you got to tap in to take advantage. But yeah, I understand how money can be a limiting factor, but not anymore. Not anymore. Because we created this platform, we created these systems and processes and I'm telling you, none of these things existed when I was playing in growing up.
Quincy Amarikwa (47:02):
They do now and they're available to you. So take full advantage. And on top of that, if you want to earn money, head over to leverage investment group.com I even put together a financial literacy educational training program for free so you guys can figure out how to flip a flip products and services on Amazon. Do local garage sailing. There's plenty of ways for you to make money. There's plenty ways for you to fund your dreams. You just have to be committed to doing it and be willing to do the work that other people aren't willing to do. So not having any money isn't an excuse as well either because the number of ways in which you can generate revenue on your own now is, is limitless. And your access to technology is there. I just, I what we've done at perfect soccer's put together everything you possibly can to stop out any type of excuse or reason you are going to tell yourself is the reason why you can't accomplish what you want to accomplish.
Quincy Amarikwa (47:58):
It is not true and it won't be true if you stay committed to learning what you need to to overcome it. So I'm loving that. Shout out mass journalists for joining and part of the perfect soccer network loves CNU a K 23 hopped on that email list. Love that. Kay Villa said thank you Quincy. Of course. Thank you for showing up and thank you for putting in that work. Let's see what we got over here. Let me that energy better not die. Let me see everyone's spam. That heart button again if you're still in it with me, we still plugged in. We tuned in. We still got 11 more minutes here and if you've got some questions if we've got, if you guys got some questions we can answer them. Maybe we'll have a call in a couple of one minute Collins. You come in and drop your question real quick in an out.
Quincy Amarikwa (48:45):
But a MSL fan base page said, not make Frank, but I'm not going to, I can not make Frank, but I'm not going to do that because he's my coach and I'm actually playing for once, so I'm not going to jeopardize that shout out. Oh gee. Quincy time members, that was the episode a make the make the team challenge did not make a Frank Gallup cause I was playing. I wanted to keep that streak going. [inaudible] Dot. A said. How hard would it be to make a team? It depends on what team you're trying to make, man. That's really what, that's really what it comes down to you. I can answer that specific question if you're telling me what level you're talking about.
Quincy Amarikwa (49:31):
Okay. Dope. All right, so we got more questions in here over here on Instagram. Julian underscore K 24 asks, what should we be doing during Florentine? Mentally, I think you should be focused on the things that you can be focused on. [inaudible] Your shout out least. Philippe, I'm in your head bro. Disrespect. What's up Luis, you better hit up Tommy and tell him he better represent you guys. Well in this in this MLS game FIFA game on Saturday. Let me know if you know what I'm talking about. Cause you see that graphic up in the corner. You better make sure Tommy comes correct. Exactly. You better start training him. You guys better hop on and start training cause I don't know if this guy's levels up to par. Okay. Yo, shout out Louis Philippe. But yeah, focusing, focusing on what you can control and what you can control is the extra work that you're doing now.
Quincy Amarikwa (50:29):
Showing up to the live every Thursday, tuning in, taking notes, subscribing to the podcasts, listening to the podcasts, doing extra workout at home if you need to. You know what I'm saying? Like getting those touches in working on your business, learning a new skill set. It doesn't necessarily have to be soccer, personal development, meditation anything. Arts and crafts. This time is a gift. Everybody. It really is a gift and people won't fully understand what type of gift this is until maybe three, six, nine, 12 months after it's passed and once it's passed you're going to, you're going to look back on this and be like, wow, I remember when the world literally shut down for like two or three months and everybody got a free pass. The government's about to give out free money to people. We've talked about that on the, you know the the debt and just what I think about on that.
Quincy Amarikwa (51:32):
That's, those are other things, other concerns that what I'm talking about is in the big picture when we look back on this and you say, Whoa, this, that was crazy. Who, who, who, whose mans is this? That's really going to look at 2020 everyone was going to look back on 2020 and be like, yo, who's mans was this? Who, who let this? Who let that happen? Who, who wasn't upgrading their software for like four or five or six years and then the whole system crashed and is a hard reset and everyone had like six months to kind of just work on them. You don't, when everyone says, Hey, Oh yeah, I'm just spending this time to work on me. Here's your time to work on you. Don't let this pass time. Don't let this time pass. And then go like, Oh man, I'm a, I'm a do that next time. Procrastination is not right now. He, this time what's happened. This is not the time to procrastinate and this is not the time to tell me you don't know what to do or where to start because I already told you where to start. Perfect. Soccer skills.com/create account. If you don't know where to start, start there. Okay, let's see what we got here. We've got a couple of calling in ed.
Quincy Amarikwa (52:36):
You can be in for a minute. Brother Oz. Unable to join. What's up? Yeah, so you could do at least get above 25% this time on the test. A K 23 said, choose to have a positive, optimistic perspective or a negative perspective. Take advantage of opportunities. Correct. Joe Jackson? I'm 15. Do you think that financial literacy is a good thing to learn when you're young so that you're prepared for the future? Absolutely. Yes. 1000%. The, the younger you are that you learn financial literacy, the greater you'll benefit from doing so. Compound interest. Greatest one, one eighth wonder of the world. Ask Einstein. I'm trying to get you in here man. It's not looking like it's, it's coming through.
Quincy Amarikwa (53:29):
Okay. I'll try one more time. Dylan. Let's see. Let's see what's going on. I'm trying to get you in here. We've got four minutes left yet saying you're unable to join. We've got four or five minutes left. Anyone, you got your questions in here? That's soccer mama. You'll shout out that soccer mom 11 that, Oh, he's nom in your head. Emoji. Show him that love mess support. I'm excited for our community guys. He's going to really grow here 2020 and beyond. Let's see, Jordan, add ass. Have you Trevor Willis? I'm in your head, loving that spam the heart. Who have you talked about become a lead and will there be a collab? I have not spoken with. Oh man, what did I have? Why did I forget his name? Matt Sheldon. I haven't spoken with Matt Shelton. I know a couple of years ago I had, I had shot a screen report for him cause I, I liked what he was doing and how he's working and I shot like a sales funnel video for him. But I think at that time he was focused on what he's working on. So I don't, I don't know if he took much from it or whatever, but you guys should hit him up and let him know I'm down to connect.
Quincy Amarikwa (54:47):
Or we think is it OK if you miss a few training sessions? Is it a big, really big deal? I mean, it depends on what level you want to get to you. How good do you want to be?
Quincy Amarikwa (54:57):
If you just like playing for fun and you're only going to play occasionally, no, it's not a big deal. But if you want to be pro one day, I don't think so. Cause there's a lot of players that you're up against who aren't missing training. Perfect soccer needs to be verified. You're correct. We gotta work on that. Serena, if you're on here, we got to get working on that.
Quincy Amarikwa (55:22):
Let's see. We got Parker said, what is soccer about and how do you work on it? It's about, it's about art. It's about, there's no one way to play the game and there's no one way to win the game always. And there's no guarantees and anyone on any day can win. And that's why it's art. It's beautiful. And why it's the world's game and why so many people all colors, races, sex, everything falls, falls in love with it. And why we've been able to build this community and connect here. And you work on it by being committed to doing so over a long duration of time. Loving this guys, all the questions and stuff were really good today. I'm liking the energy, the energy today, high level. Can I get some? Can I get some feedback? What'd you guys think? Today's show so far we've got three minutes left before Instagram is going to kick me off. I want also, I need some feedback. What'd you guys take away from today? What do you love about the brand? What do you hate about the brand? How can we improve?
Quincy Amarikwa (56:36):
Team Earl team, Tommy, let me see. Let me see. Mandy keeper, one, four, three said it was great. Jay poor a pro skill says it was great.
Quincy Amarikwa (56:51):
Sage of DBZ said, what do you do if and when your goal drought as a striker Oh, well if you have some film, you got to go back and watch your film and, and understand what has fundamentally changed. What are you missing now? Cause usually as a, as a goalkeeper, the defenders have figured, figured something out about your game and you have failed to understand what that is and how to adjust. The Luca said, I learned that Quincy is an anime person.
Quincy Amarikwa (57:20):
Ethan O says, the merchant needs to be free. Hey, some of the merchants free if you, you make the 10 pushup challenge six months. Tina said team Earl 37. Shannon mom had said it was awesome.
Quincy Amarikwa (57:38):
T Gabriel said it was good. Lazaretto laugh emoji a K 23 said we need bras back on lives and tactical Tuesdays. You're correct. You guys, you know, spam bras and tell him he needs to get back on tactical Tuesdays. You know, he had, he had a second son, he got a new job. But I don't know what he's doing now at home. So you guys gotta bring him out of hibernation.
Quincy Amarikwa (58:03):
And they said, I learned that Quincy is actually pretty funny. Come on man. You just now figuring this out. Oh, speaking of funny, once you guys are done on this live, first and foremost, take a picture.
Quincy Amarikwa (58:15):
Take a screenshot.
Quincy Amarikwa (58:18):
Boom. Take a screenshot, share on your channel what you learned today. Let us know. Are you team Earl or team Tommy? But then also go on my most recent post, a shout out Willa, she found an old music video I shot back in college for our UC Davis Aggie pack. I think you guys like that one. That's a solid one. Drop your comments below that. Let me know what you guys think of our, the music video. Thanks so much to everybody who joined in.
Speaker 1 (58:46):
Well, let's see. This is all from coach Ryan coach Ryan's team. This is awesome. The pro soccer is very intense but good for the mind and physical strength. It's a good mix of both loving that.
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Quincy Amarikwa (58:57):
George said, can you make a business podcast where you talk about business? Yeah, I need to get working on that. Actually, I had, I had one, his idea is called a dumb athlete where I talk about financial, financial literacy in business. We'll probably pick that back up. I did have my first official episode with Greg tele, so I'm going to get, I'll get Greg tele out of the, out of the woodworks as well too. We'll probably get the dumb athlete podcast back up and running. I like that podcast a lot, but yes, as Earl said, come and support on Saturday. The season goes on hashtag the season goes on. Make sure you guys tweet drop your your predictions on Twitter. And thanks for everybody for joining an answer. He said, thanks Quincy. Awesome show. Thank you guys very much for tuning in. I appreciate it. Joe Jackson. Ben said, thanks for the knowledge, Quincy. Of course. Loving it. All right everybody, thanks so much. Share on all these platforms. Share with someone you love, share with someone you hate, doesn't matter. Just share it. I love it. And I'll see you guys next Thursday. I'm in your head.