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Episode Info: We are super excited to have USMNT Legend and current SD Loyal Head Coach Landon Donovan on the podcast, joined by his assistant coach Carrie Taylor.  Many of you know Donovan, the all time leading scorer for US Soccer, 6x MLS Champion, and the namesake of the Major League Soccer MVP award. Taylor is the only woman currently coaching professional soccer in the US, and is highly experienced on all levels of the game. In this great podcast, we cover a variety of topics.  Highlights from the Podcast: How to create a positive environment for a productive tryout Why do some athletically gifted athletes succeed and others do not? How does a coach prepare themself to coach at the highest level? Landon describes what it is going to feel like to be part of this team. Carrie shares with what they look for in an athlete  Landon describes how to show up mentally prepared to perform at a high level How and why to be vulnerable and authentic with coaching staff and players How did Landon’s parents help him become a confident, independent player?  What makes Carrie the most upset about coaching? Carrie and Landon discuss when they feel pressure How Carrie and Landon will define success this season    Resources mentioned: Legacy, by James Kerr  The Inner Game of Tennis, by W. Timothy Gallwey Why Landon Donovan made Carrie Taylor his first assistant, and what it could mean for women coaching men's soccer, article link  Every Moment Matters, by John O’Sullivan     Connect with Our Guests Landon: @LandonDonovanSD Carrie: @CT_SDLoyal   Support the Podcast! Become a Podcast Champion! …and get FREE access to ALL of our online courses.   We are now offering you the ability to contribute as a Podcast Champion, ( for as little as a cup of coffee per month (OK its a Venti Mocha), to help us up the ante and provide even better interviews, better sound, and an overall enhanced experience. Plus, as a $10 per month Podcast Super-Champion, you will have access to never before released and bonus material, including: Downloadable transcripts of the podcasts, so you don't have to crash your car trying to take notes! A monthly discussion with John, James, Jerry, and other special guests talking about the previous month's episodes and answering some of the FAQs we received that month A code to get free access to our online course called "Coaching Mastery," usually a $97 course, but yours for free for becoming a patron. Access to an online community of coaches like you who are dedicated listeners of the podcast, and will be able to answer your questions and share their coaching experiences.   Thank you for all your support these past two years, and a special big thank you to all of you who become part of our inner circle, our patrons, who will enable us to take our podcast to the next level.
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