Posted: September 16th 2015
One of my favourite TV shows.
When I think about it, the show’s got everything…
A great soundtrack and dark humour…
Struggles for power
(Bit like Football really!)
One of Tony Sopranos famous lines was:
“One thing about us wise guys, is the hustle never
Hustle is an American term meaning:
to ‘obtain illicitly or by forceful action.’
(Yep, that sounds like ‘Toany’).
But here’s another meaning for ‘hustle’
‘a state of great activity.’
And I bet you feel at times like ‘the hustle’ never
ends as a Football Parent.
Endless taxi-rides for your Football-Mad Kid.
Washing kit. Juggling so many balls just to get him
Then watching ‘helplessly’ from the sidelines,
having to watch him fend for himself…
(as he deals with ‘illicit or forceful action by other
players’ ha ha)
Is all this ‘hustle’ WORTH it? You might ask yourself…
Here’s how to tell:
1. Does he LOVE it?
Does he always want to kick a ball?
Does he love to just play?
Does he have FOOTBALL HEROES
If you can answer YES to these questions
then you already KNOW he loves it.
It’s important to remember this because
when it feels like ‘the hustle never ends’
It’s good to know that you are involved
in a ‘labour of love’ for your son. Helping
him to pursue his passion.
Because a lot of parents are concerned about
kids ‘doing too much’.
Yet to become great at anything…whether
it’s playing the piano, or playing Football
then the ‘hustle will never end’…
What a lot of people forget is, it can still
be ENJOYED. ..
You may have to say ‘NO’ to other things…
In order to sat ‘YES’ to being great at
Football. But you know you’re on the
right path when your son wouldn’t want
to do anything else with his time.
At TCSA, us coaches are the same.
We’re never clock-watching thinking I
can’t wait to finish (Well I am if I’m doing
paperwork ha ha).
But when it comes to coaching, we’re
completely lost in the moment.
Your son is probably the same if he loves
And THAT’s what life’s about innit?
Oh yeh, nearly forgot…
What’s the second way to know that it’s
worth the all the ‘hustle’?
Is He Getting The Best Coaching?
Better coaching will make it SO much more
It will build confidence, a winning attitude to
life as well as skills to play the game.
PLUS...proper coaching takes all the guesswork
out of it.
One of the biggest questions when it comes
to deciding if its all worth it is…
‘How good can he be?’
When you have PROPER coaching you have
a chance to find out.
Is he ready to find out how good he could be?
Frankie 'Wise Guy' Burrows
PS - Having a great time with our friend Roland
Holdinga over for a week from Holland. He's been
coaching with us and loved getting to know the
PPS - Putting the finishing touches to our October
Elite Week today...with a couple of new twists to
this already massively successful programme
Watch this space for the details