Out With The New, In With The Old – Some Things Never Change

This list is a great template for any young athlete that wants to succeed in their sport. There are a ton of other factors that come into play when excelling at your sport ie. luck, timing and genetics to name a few. Even so there are a lot of factors in an athletes control as well. In 2016 there are so many opportunities and a wealth of information out there. I hope this list helps highlight key areas that I value as most important to my success. Whether your dream is to be the next USWNT player or healthy high school athlete, remember that each individual has his or her own path, and success is determined by you showing up and consistently doing your part.

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Taking Care of Your Body and Mind

Taking Care of Your Body and Mind

It was a bright, sunny day in Colorado with not a cloud in the sky. The perfect weather to train, and what I thought would be the start to a great week. I arrived at Dicks Sporting Goods Park, greeted my teammates, got treatment, put on my training gear, laced up my boots, and walked across the parking lot to the training pitch like I always did. 

We began with a game of 5v2 while the coaches set up the day’s session. The whistle blew, and it was time to start practice. Jogging to begin the warm up was routine, something that didn't require an abundance of energy, usually. 

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