YOUNG FOOTBALLERS: BE PATIENT TO IMPROVE

The commitment to the game of football is the ability to stick with a program method or philosophy and apply it daily over a long period even in uncomfortable times. There are several ways many young footballers decline their self-commitment to practice, training, and workout which include impatience with improvement.

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Many young footballers often want a quick fix, something that works almost immediately. Once it does not work as fast as they want, they are prone to throw it away and not try it again. This applies to learning a new skill and move, increasing pace and speed, improving stability, balance, ball control, strength, endurance, and keeping up with the formation. Some go as far as not trying it at all because of the fear of not succeeding.
Some Midas FA players on trials in Tunisia 2010

Some Midas FA players on trials in Tunisia 2010

These players begin to see improvement as impossible and build up a concept of not being good enough. They equally get anxious and frustrated when they see fellow teammates who were on the same playing level improving at a faster rate.
Have you ever tried improving your endurance to play for 90 minutes but end up gassing out in the 60th minute? Have you tried learning a new trick move but you keep failing at it? Have you tried taking free-kicks but end up hitting the defensive wall? Do you fall into this category of trying to improve and not getting it right?
The first step in making positive changes is to identify your negative beliefs, generalizations, or behaviors that undermine your motivation to be successful. Keep a positive mind and motivate yourself. Go back to it, continue training, and practicing. To be a professional and to be on top of your game; do not practice until you get it right but practice until you cannot get it wrong.

MFA players warming up for a game at Agege Stadium

Dear young player, chill out, give room to fail, believe in yourself, motivate yourself, and most importantly, be patient to get it right and improve on yourself.
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Written by Oseremen Omoifoh, follow him on Twitter @gemen_ose

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