Soccer Education for the Serious
Ep 295: Burnout is B******t
The following episode is on the topic of burnout. Nick and I touch on whether burnout is a real thing, or yet another artifact of a particular culture where everything needs to be soft, where competition is a bad thing, and everyone deserves a trophy. “Burnout is b******t” is a phrase I’ve probably said a [...]
Ep 294: On USL’s Proposal to Implement Promotion and Relegation
Is promotion and relegation coming to the United States, is it ever coming to the United States? Ah, the eternal question, isn’t it? A question really, though, that should be framed more like: Is opportunity and inclusion in the soccer ecosystem ever coming to the United States? Or, will it remain exclusive and discrimination based? [...]
Ep 293: On Joystick Coaching
The following is a discussion on so-called joystick coaching. Kaboom! Already right there, for everyone in the soccer community here, the neurons fired and in a microsecond that equation “joystick coaching = bad”. Yeah, that one, that one became top of mind. And why wouldn’t that be the case? For years, article after article, narrative [...]
Ep 292: A First Chat on the Monopolies that Are American Pro Team Sports
The following is a free flow discussion Terry Ransbury and I had on monopolies. The context is first set through the lens that Peter Thiel offers in his book, Zero to One. If you haven’t read it, it’s a good one, and I strongly recommend. After setting the stage a bit, we move into how [...]
Ep 291: A Brief Clip on Mentality
The following is a micro episode on mentality. It’s just a five minute rant I went on with Nick during one of our recordings, a tangent really. I thought I would clip it and publish it since a few days ago the big story was about Weston McKennie. Weston reportedly broke rules and, consequently, Gregg [...]
Ep 290: On Players “Playing Up”
The following is an episode on players “playing up” in age. While it might seem this isn’t a new notion, and it’s simply a matter of whether the player is good enough, there is quite a bit to consider. Nick and I try to touch on some of those from personal experience. And by the [...]
Able to relate to the discussions. I’ve witnessed some if their work in the past years and never seen anything like what they have achieved.
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One of my favorite pods to listen to each week! Look forward to each new one. Helping turn the page in the US landscape!!