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What is visualization and why pros do it!

Uncategorized Feb 12, 2021

 
I want to begin with a story of Pele... He was well known 15-20 minutes before they started warming up for a game putting a towel over his head.

He literally looked like he was sleeping!

A curious teammate went to him  and asked him "what’s up?" (paraphrase of course)

He said he put himself in the game to allow him to practice what he’s doing before he actually physically does it...

Even current pros such as Wayne Rooney talks about visualization...

Why? 

It allows them to feel like they’re in a match. To experience every challenge, problem, and situation that they will face. 

Most of the soccer matches are making quick and correct decisions. As a player, they must be able to quickly identify solutions and be able to execute them. 

For example, an outside back may visualize themselves passing out of pressure...

Or they may be a midfielder playing the through ball behind the opposing back line...

Or they may be the winger crossing the ball in...

Or they may be the forward as Wayne Rooney says scoring the wonder goal. 

In the next couple of weeks, I will talk about what to visualize during various stages during the game. 

I would love to chat and talk about how I can help your player improve their visualization to help them practice before the game.

If you are interested, please let me know and we can get in contact.

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