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Tim Howard: Separate Good From The Great

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Positive Coaching Alliance worked worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance back in 2014 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, Jim Thompson, founder and CEO of Positive Coaching Alliance talks with former US Men's National Team, former Everton FC, and current Colorado Rapids Goalie Tim Howard. Tim talks about his youth sports experience, how he played multiple sports growing up and why he finally decided to concentrate on soccer. He shares how he overcomes mistakes and stays in the moment during a match. He also provides advice to coaches of athletes with disabilities such as Tourette syndrome, which he has. Here's where you'll find Tim talking about featured topics:

  • Specialization- 5:40
  • Mistakes- 13:40
  • Injury- 24:20

Jim Thompson 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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