Posted: July 22nd 2015
Last night one of our players shared some fantastic
Which I’ll tell you about in a sec.
But before I tell you, I want to give you the ‘typical
Player goes to trial and doesn’t get selected
Player doesn’t get picked for an advanced squad
Player gets dropped from the team
Player gets released from the Academy
The typical reaction is…
‘What a joke’
‘These people don’t know what they’re doing’
‘I didn’t get a fair chance’
And of course…
Sometimes they’re right. Things haven’t been
done ‘properly’ by the ‘powers that be’ in
But for a young, aspiring player trying to make
their way in the game… to leave it at that you
may as well put the shackles on yourself.
Haven’t been picked?
The question is ‘what are you gonna do about it?’
Are you gonna complain, moan and whine…?
Or are you going to become so good that they
just HAVE to pick you next time…?
Kian Evans did just that.
Always a player with ‘potential’.
He realised ‘potential’ is quite a common thing
(We all have potential)
But Kian asked a great question when he got
rejected at last year’s Swansea Schoolboys’
He came to us at TCSA and literally asked us
‘What do I need to do to improve?’
‘What do I need to do to achieve my goal?’
NOW we have a starting point.
You see, players can, and do, always benefit
From being in a good environment.
That’s one way to develop.
But there’s another way to develop that is
even more important…
Deciding to learn as much as you can from
EVERYTHING and EVERYONE.
To do this, it’s a requirement that you realize
‘I’m not as good as I could be yet’…
And that’s where a lot of players fall down.
They don’t want to know what they could do
better because they believe that it is an attack
Like a lot of players what needed to change
with Kian was his attitude.
Always a nice boy and a pleasure to be around.
But what has changed is his DESIRE to learn.
His ‘coachability’ has gone through the roof.
Because he recognizes the advantages that
quality coaching can bring.
He has developed real humility.
Always thanks us at the end of a session or
Always asks us for feedback ‘How am I doing?’
And that’s why he’s now on the path to
‘When the student is ready the teacher will
appear’ kind of stuff.
And Kian has been rewarded with a place in
The 2015/2016 Swansea Schoolboys team
Well done Kian!
Have a cracking day
P.S. You can see a photo of Kian here
Kian will be one of the boys in contention
to train in our advanced coaching groups
starting from September.
Players will be selected on Friday and
Invites sent out over the weekend.
To be in contention for selection. Hit ‘REPLY’