Half time - Man U up 1-0 vs Madrid in the International Champions Cup! - Half time interview with Ronaldo from China - When he first burst into the pro ranks I was not a fan of his...too cocky, too self-absorbed too flamboyant, not a true team player. He would get the ball and only look to dribble and in my opinion, show off. Teams learned how to defend him and would shut him down. He then slowly transformed himself and became a better teammate, got better at realizing that he needed to make himself available to his teammates for scoring opportunities. He had to contribute more in the buildup of the creation of the goal, not just try to showboat his dribbling skills. And he did, he started to drop back more and receive the ball deeper in the midfield and then distribute the ball and make runs. He even got better at assisting his teammates to goals. Aside from him becoming a more team player, in my opinion, the more I started to learn about him, the more I liked him. I found out about his work ethic, always staying after training to work on his attacking style and finishing. I learned his off the field charity work and many other things he contributes to his community and country of Portugal. The more I learn the more I like…
Quality trainers come in all ages and sizes. Erica Skroski and Madison Tiernan are quality because they bring a lot of characteristics younger players can relate to. The fact that they are in their prime of their professional careers and on top of their game is a quick draw as younger players see them play on Saturdays at the stadium and then train with them on Mondays & Wednesdays. It's a GREAT relationship as now younger players have direct access to pro players and can see that they are everyday players just like them.
They can see that by working hard maybe one day they can be in Erica's and Madison's shoes. They can see the quality in their words and actions. They go home and pretend they are them on Saturday being introduced at games or signing autographs after the games. They pretend they are making soccer moves or scoring goals. Then during #SOCCERSKILLZ Summer Development Soccer Training they try to show them those moves and how they can be just like them. It is something that youth soccer needs more of. Interaction between pros and youth players. It can promote so many qualities youth players need.
It's TRUE pleasure to have them train with #soccerskillz summer development soccer training.