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Understanding Athlete Burnout

Athlete burnout is defined by Sport Psychologists as: physical/emotional exhaustion, sport devaluation, reduced athletic performance and accomplishment”. Burnout can occur at a VERY YOUNG AGE. I’ve personally met many 12 yrs old with serious signs of burnout. But sadly there are a number of parents who refuse to believe their kids are too young to burnout, instead they insist that [...]

Goalkeeper coaching styles

There is a BIG difference between TRAINING a goalkeeper and DEVELOPING a goalkeeper.I'm very sure that you have encountered many coaches, who, before they even say their names, they talk about their winning records, championships, their “national rankings” and their tons of certifications they’ve gained over the years. It seems as if their egos and history of winning records are [...]

Why youth goalkeepers struggle during tryouts

Have you ever seen goalkeepers who go to tryouts or games and nearly fall apart due to nervousness or fear? Being nervous is a NATURAL behavior but it can quickly turn into fear.But wait, today some clubs are changing the name from “TRYOUTS to KICK-AROUND”, just see what happens if you don’t show up or don’t perform well [...]

Winning matters more than development

Few common statements, "Winning does not matter. What matters is players development." Or, what about this statement, "it does not matter if we win or lose, as long as you have fun playing." "Non-profit soccer organization dedicated to the mental, physical & developmental growth of a child".I've personally heard & read these statements numerous times [...]

Youth soccer clubs or High school soccer?

The high school soccer vs club soccer has been around for years in the United States and it looks like this topic will never go away. Some people state that high school soccer is “inferior” and amateur youth club soccer is much more advanced. This general comment is both naive and in many cases wrong. With [...]

Goalkeeper: The Psychology of the Breakaway

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Goalkeeper Psychology: Part IBeing a goalie is already a very psychological role that comprises a lot of waiting in the goal with a few seconds of adrenaline and intensity, and for some goalkeepers, a few seconds of horror.The most terrifying moment for a goalkeeper, however, is during breakaways. A goalkeeper's psychological characteristics, [...]

Why young goalkeepers scared to dive?

Many young goalkeepers in the US are afraid to dive or they are frequently getting hurt.

Help goalkeepers make more saves

Goalkeeper training importan tip Goalkeepers do not train to be PERFECT. They train to stop as many goals as possible. By Zuriel Lozano, international goalkeeper coach, Master of Science Sports & Health sciences There is no secret that many amateur goalkeepers in America train up to 4 times a week or more, but these keepers [...]

Sport parent help

Helping a sport parent The toughest thing in modern society about being a SPORT parent. By Zuriel Lozano international goalkeeper coach MS Sport & health science. Speaker, mental coach. The search for perfection, being popular or number 1, the pressure of being the best, TOP athlete, in the best college, the need for bragging rights, [...]

By |February 23rd, 2021|Competitive mindset, Goalkeeper mental toughness|0 Comments

Competitive mindset for athletics & business

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Often athletes tend to complain or blame others for their lack of success in sports. However, most of them are lacking the correct competitive mindset. If you are an individual who've been told that you are great your entire life and you want the praises and [...]