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It's Not Where Players Start Out, But Where They End Up

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PCA-Chicago has partnered with the Chicago Fire Academy to provide Triple-Impact Competitor and Second-Goal Parent workshops to its student-athletes and parents as part of their ongoing, off-field training initiative. These elite athletes of the U12-U18 Academy teams worked with PCA trainer Joe Scally on May 2 on how they can best not only honor their teammates, the great game of soccer and themselves, but also how they can best serve their community as an exceptional athlete and person.

In this clip, Chicago Fire Youth Academy Player Jamie Yoder shares about an influential player in his life that started out with a low skill level who focused, trained hard, and had a positive attitude and is now playing with professional players. This story showed him that by always trying to improve and believing in yourself, you can be very successful.