November 11, 2019

5 Year Vision For My Child 

“Fully confident in who she is- an accurate, positive self image where she does not get insecure on the inside because of who others are or want her to be. She knows her strengths and is doing things that align with them. 

I see her successful...

October 30, 2019

​I’m reading this book called Everything You Need, by David Jeremiah.

ANGER. This chapter is wrecking me. Listen to this…

“Like you, I sometimes battle discouragement, worry, and other emotions common to us all. But nothing can do more harm more quickly than anger....

October 28, 2019

For quite a few years I’ve studied and written about BURNOUT. The amount of athletes who are “burning out” from sports and quitting before age 14 is astounding. 

In the past I have gone with the research and agreed, “It is likely the parents and coaches who are to blame...

October 28, 2019

“Perseverance is not resignation, putting up with things the way they are, staying in the same old rut year after year, or being a doormat for people to wipe their feet on. Endurance is not a desperate ‘hanging on’, but a traveling from strength to strength...Persevera...

October 9, 2019

I want to give you the 3 Tools Coaches Need to Attract More “WINNERS”

We define “Winners” differently. 

I don’t think you always “win” in sports or in life by having the most points. If sports were a finite game, maybe this would be true. 

But if viewed and...

October 3, 2019

A friend of mine has an eleven year old daughter.

She comes home from soccer practice last night in tears.

“I’ve scored 12 goals this season in 5 games. Coach just told me today that I am not scoring enough. I need to be better. I don’t feel good, dad.”

The backstory is...

September 25, 2019


Usually when parents bring their child to PFP to begin training, this is the starting line. These are goals that all athletes want BUT are achieved during different time frames.

There are many variables t...

September 11, 2019

We don’t love to talk about the “downs”, but they are the best part of sports. Here’s why...

The ups build the ego 

The downs build the character

“The Ups”

Isn’t it odd how the ups don’t last very long.

You think they are going to, but they never do. We are not wired...

September 10, 2019

Jake Bender really loves soccer. Everything about it. Some of his earliest memories? Playing soccer — he started at age 4 after all. 


“I remember being on some small fields near a park with everybody wearing green shirts or something,” he says. “I remember trying very...