This is an urgent message to all of my fellow athletes out there. Throughout my high school soccer career, my coach used to preach a very simple but important message to the team. He would say to us: “Guys, when it’s over, it’s over!” To me, those words just seemed like a cliché at the time. His message didn’t begin to resonate with me until I began my senior college soccer season. He … [Continue reading...]
Convene Soccer is an interactive community where those passionate about the sport of soccer can interact with one another. This community will provide a platform for shared learning, allowing for players, coaches, parents, fans, referees, etc to share their own experiences and learn from the experiences of others.
Meet Jeff Bateson- Convene Soccer Community Leader Jeff discusses how players, parents, coaches and referees can use Convene Soccer. Soccer experiences that are available right now: Tactical IQ Tests During practices and games, our teams and players in the Academy may appear to be very disorganized at times. It would be very easy for us as coaches to be "Puppet Masters" and control … [Continue reading...]
Jeff Bateson, Convene Soccer Community Leader Is it the enjoyment? Or the competition? What about the smell of the stadium or the excitement in the bar as fans convene for the big game? Don't you love the moments and memories shared with your teammates? YOUR Club. Your Rivals. And you have to love watching your children play the game you love so dearly! But why do you love the Beautiful Game? … [Continue reading...]
Brayden Currin, Convene Soccer Community Member Anyone who knows me well would agree with me when I say that I wear my emotions on my sleeve. Throughout my soccer career, one thing that I have always struggled with was keeping a positive attitude on the field. When things were not going my way during a game or practice, I would often become frustrated and mentally take myself out of the … [Continue reading...]
Brayden Currin, Convene Soccer Community Member I owe a lot of my success as a player to my parents. Not only have they always provided the funds for my venture, but they also supported me in a positive manner. Too many young players have their potential impaired because of overly zealous parents. I know that parents have nothing but good intentions and want only the best for their … [Continue reading...]
Brayden Currin, Convene Soccer Community Member I have gone through many different tryouts throughout my career. Having endured so many, I have had the opportunity to learn from each one. In the beginning, I did not have much success at the whole try out thing. However, I did eventually learn what needed to be done in order to impress coaches and have broken it down into five steps. These … [Continue reading...]