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Goalkeeping Tips, Tidbits and Random Thoughts

An athlete talking to themsleves during competition is hardly a new phenomenon.... The talk does not have to be vocal. By merely thinking you are talking to yourself and sending a message.
   -- Tony DiCicco, Goalkeeper Soccer Training Manual

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Hard work beats talent...

Tryout season for next year is winding up around here, and I am always reminded of a saying: "Hard work beats talent if talent doesn't work hard." There are always very talented players who don't make the squad because of a poor work ethic.

No matter how talented you are, never underestimate the value of hard work if you want to advance. All else being equal, the player with the good attitude and work ethic will win... and sometimes the less talented but harder working player will even get the spot. No matter how much talent you have, don't take it for granted. LA Laker's coach Phil Jackson has said he needs his best players to be his hardest workers. If you put the two together, you'll be unstoppable.


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