“Dynamic Sports is one of the leading organizations that is dedicated solely to teaching life skills and psychological development in youth sports. We have partnered with them because I believe that this is the final piece that has been missing in the club’s player development program.”
Director of Player Development
Chesterfield United FC
Dynamic Sports is an industry leader in creating curriculum that identifies the mental skills that are most effective in building soccer skills (deliberate practice) and mental toughness. Dynamic Sports combines the leading research on success and achievement with practical coaching experience to create Player’s Guides that are easy to use and incorporate into any training session plus very affordable.
The Benefit of Using the Life Skills™ Soccer Program
Research shows that skill develops most effectively through a very deliberate type of practice known as deep or deliberate practice. The Life Skills™ Soccer Program takes this research and organizes it into an easy to understand and use curriculum that players use to build technical soccer skills and mental toughness.
How Players Use the Program
Players learn about the character strengths that are necessary for acquiring skills and how each character strength relates to becoming a great soccer player. They also learn specific corresponding behaviors that lead to improving each positive character strength and rate themselves daily on how well they demonstrated each character strength that day.
Players study one character strength at a time for one to two weeks. Each day they use a “Like Me” rating system to rate themselves on 2 – 3 specific behaviors that lead to developing the positive character strength.
Player’s Guide 1 focuses on the character strengths that are necessary for skill-building practice as well as cognitive behavioral strategies that can be used to deal effectively with distractions.
- Introduction – Growth Mindset and Deliberate Practice
- Goal Setting
Player’s Guide 2 focuses on the higher level character strengths that develop more slowly over time as young athletes spend more and more time developing their skills. This set of character strengths enable young athletes to develop “elite level” talent.
- Introduction – Developing Motivation and Passion
- Positive Attitude
Player’s Guide 3 focuses on the character strengths that lead to building great teams.
- Introduction – Being a great teammate – becoming a great team
- Team work
- Collective Responsibility