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Keeping Injuries And Setbacks In Perspective

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Leslie Osborne is a former professional soccer player and member of the PCA National Advisory Board. She began her career at Santa Clara University, playing for PCA National Advisory Board Member Jerry Smith (@SCUJerrySmith). During her collegiate career she won an NCAA championship and was honored with the Honda Sports Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding collegiate female athlete. After college, she became a member of the US Women’s National Soccer Team and played for several women’s professional soccer league teams before retiring in 2014.

In this video clip, Osborne shares how she kept her injuries as an athlete in perspective. The injuries Osborne sustained were devastating to her goals of playing in the Olympics, but she didn’t let that affect her positivity and support of the team. As she says here, there are worse things happening to other people, and it’s important for athletes dealing with injuries to remember that and to keep it in perspective. Injuries might be setbacks, but they can be seen as challenges that teach you how to excel in life.