Player attributes are compartmentalized in 4 general attributes:
They’re all critical.
But that 4th one, man that 4th one is quite a bit different from the others.
It’s tough to put your finger on it.
One thing is certain though, without having the requisite mentality, not only will the player not come remotely close to maximizing the other 3 components and fulfilling their potential, but worse, they could irreversibly limit themselves even to the point of throwing in the towel when certain challenges arise.
With that, it’s interesting to peer into whether something can or can’t be done within their training environments.
Because let’s be real, the strongest of influences on a person’s mentality are almost certainly outside football.
Take a listen to one of the great managers of all time, Arsene Wenger.
I hope you enjoy as exception youth coach and colleague, Joey Cascio, and I explore this area a bit.
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