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Advice To My Younger Self: Stick With It Through Bad Days

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Brian Roberts (@brianroberts77) is the Chicago Fire Academy Director of Performance, Advisory and Support Services. Roberts has served as the Chicago Fire’s Senior Manager of Youth Development since 2012, during which his operational and technical programs have impacted over 4,000 players and 350 coaching staff in 10 Fire Juniors youth soccer clubs on an annual basis. Since joining the Fire in 2010, Roberts has also held down roles as an interim director of coaching as well as player development manager.

In this clip, Roberts speaks about what he would do differently as a youth athlete. He explains that he would have embraced adversity more "there are going to be some good days, some bad days...stick with it". He believes that sport, especially at the youth level, is a learning experience because you go through failure and success, all to make you a more well rounded person, and athlete.