Positive Coaching Alliance: When recovering from an injury, stay positive and maintain perspective

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03 Aug Positive Coaching Alliance: When recovering from an injury, stay positive and maintain perspective

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the Development Zone of Positive Coaching Alliance. US Club Soccer is proud to introduce Positive Coaching Alliance to its members, specifically related to Players First. Positive Coaching Alliance is helping to advance the Players First pillars of Coaching Education, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety.

Injuries, unfortunately, are a part of sports. Leslie Osborne, a PCA National Advisory Board member and former U.S. Women’s National Team player, recalled a time when she tore her ACL, forcing her to miss the 2008 Olympics.

Although she was unable to participate on the field, she remained a leader from the sidelines. Osborne emphasized the importance of maintaining perspective and staying positive throughout the whole process. “You have to keep that goal and that vision that you’re going to come back stronger and better than what you were before you got injured,” she said.

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