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Positive Coaching Alliance: Self worth isn't determined by sport

By US Club Soccer, 03/15/19, 10:45AM EDT


Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Development Zone of Positive Coaching Alliance. Positive Coaching Alliance is helping to advance the Players First pillars of Coaching Education, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety.

Rachel Wood is a centerback for the Boston Breakers of the NWSL. Before taking the field with Boston, Wood played for HK/Vikinger in Iceland, and at the University of North Carolina and UC Irvine. 

In this video, Wood discusses how people often don't think of athletes at the top of their sport as anything other than an athlete. However, Wood has been an elite soccer player for much of her life and as much as it means to her, soccer is not what defines her. 

Read the entire article here, and join the conversation on social media by using the Players First-hashtag #P1soccer.


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