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Marcelo Balboa: Pressure Makes You Play Better

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Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to have worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance to create this podcast and other powerful resources.

This podcast series features Positive Coaching Alliance staff interviewing prominent former athletes, coaches and general managers. Each episode, these influential stars share insights from their own sports careers. Listen in as they talk about filling emotional tanks, bouncing back from mistakes, staying motivated through long seasons to continually give 100% effort, and how they translated their sports experience to invaluable life lessons.

In this episode, Jim talks with one of the top players in U.S. soccer history Marcelo Balboa. Marcelo shares his experience being coached by his father and being a coach of his sons team. He also discusses his youth soccer experience and coaches that have had a positive impact on his career. Lastly he shares his experience as a coach and the future of soccer in the U.S. Here's where you'll find Mike talking about featured topics:

  • Coaching Own Child- 3:20
  • Mistakes- 4:50 and 18:00

Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18) is the founder and Executive Director of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a nonprofit organization founded at Stanford University with the mission of helping to transform the culture of youth sports to give all young athletes the opportunity for a positive, character-building experience. PCA served as the experts behind the Liberty Mutual Play Positive™ program.

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