On Romanian Football: Identity.

I believe a player, a youngster, in order to find his identity has to:

  • Do mistakes;
    As a mentor or friend you have to support his decisions and go with them, even if you know there are not the best sometimes. This way the learning comes faster and stays longer. You have to be there to pick him up after he failed and guide him to get back on track.
    Has to make mistakes and take decisions on himself.
  • Be inspired;
    As a mentor or friend you have to continuously inspire the player. Remember who the player is as a person. Just simply ask him questions like “What did you want to be when you grow up?”. Try Brendan Rodgers method, of asking the players mothers “What did their sons wanted to do when they grew up”. And then read the answers in front of the whole team. Maybe try the dutch way of Marco Van Basten: take the players on social events, dinners, arts performances although this way is not appealing to all kinds of players.
    Inspiration has to flow around him, role models play an important role here.
  • Build confidence;
    As a mentor or friend you have to make sure the player is not worried about future. For many players, and people in general, not knowing the future is scary, which eventually will build up pressure that leads them into taking wrong decisions or paths. Youngsters aim to be in the future what they see in others, in already established professionals, thus, they decide to use same products as them, look like them and act like them. And this is how another cheap copy will be developed instead of having your own identity. Help them be confident.
    Confidence has to be built through experiences, they have to stop worrying and start enjoy it.

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On Romanian Football

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