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Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke: Recovering From Injuries And Mistakes

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Listen in as Positive Coaching Alliance goes 1-on-1 in interviews with top pro and college players, coaches, executives and other major sports figures who provide tips, tools, information and inspiration for youth and high school sports coaches, parents and student-athletes.

This 1-on-1 interview features Rachel Buehler Van Hollebeke (@Rachel_BVH), a PCA National Advisory Board Member. Hollebeke is a two-time soccer Olympic Gold Medalist (2008 and 2012), a World Cup Silver Medalist (2011) and was a starter for the USA in two FIFA Youth World Championships. She currently plays professionally for the Portland Thorns FC and works with Athletes for Hope, the Rady Children's Hospital, and the Kick-It Away Platini Cancer Foundation.

Tina Syer (@tinaPCA), PCA’s Chief Impact Officer, talks to Hollebeke about her playing career, bouncing back from mistakes and recovering from injuries. She discusses embracing different sports as a kid to cross train, instead of specializing, and how her skills on the field transformed as she grew up and reached the highest levels of soccer. Rachel has dealt with injuries and set backs, and she has great insights for players on how to keep focusing on the next play. Here's where you'll find Rachel talking about featured topics:

  • Coaching Own Child- 9:20, 25:10
  • Specialization- 3:05
  • Parent/Coach Conflict- 10:30
  • Injury- 12:03
  • Mistakes- 8:10, 10:05

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