I understand where you're as a player is essential. Being honest with yourself is what will propel you in development. Players are stagnant in their development because they aren’t working towards their goals and aren’t intentional.
What are you doing today that is going to make you better tomorrow? If you don’t know, that's ok, today's video I’m going to ask you some questions you need to take some time and think about before continuing your soccer career.
1. How many hours outside of team practice are you practicing?
I hear this a lot, “Ross, I practice five days a week.” I then reply with, “ Great, how many of those days are outside of team practice?” More often than not, it's zero. Zero cannot be your answer if you want to take your game to the next level.
2. How many hours are you doing things that aren't getting you closer to your goals?
This one is straight forward. The hours you spend playing videos games, watching Netflix, and hanging out with friends. Remember, there is another kid who is getting 500 juggles in a day. There is a kid out there doing fitness Fridays every day. There is a kid out there who is working a lot harder than you because they have taken the initiative to be great and to perfect their craft. We can't get time back, make sure you spend yours wisely.
3. What process have you put in place to change?
Everyone thinks they can just wake up one day and kick their bad habits. Because so many think this, you already have set your self to continue t to fail. The reason being is you haven't formulated a plan to get you to work on your game more. You're winging it. Winging it might work in the short term, but in the long turn, it won't. Making goals and coming up a plan will help you because it will give you insight into the good and bad. You have to allow yourself to learn what works and what doesn't. This way you can grow because you have paid attention to details and have documented what you've done, as opposed to winging it.