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Sean Franklin: Learn Multiple Positions

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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 podcast, Syer talks with Los Angeles Galaxy defender and two time Major League Soccer Cup Champion Sean Franklin. Sean discusses the importance of putting in the extra time on the practice field in order to be successful on game day. He also encourages youth athletes to learn multiple positions growing up as it will benefit your overall soccer game. Here's where you'll find Sean talking about featured topics:

  • Specialization- 9:25
  • Parent/Coach Conflict- 4:00
  • Injuries- 6:30
  • Mistakes- 14:20

Syer (@tinasyer4) is the former President 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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