Team Rescue

On TVs Bar Rescue Jon Taffer works with bar owners to save floundering bars. The owners of the bars are aware their establishments are failing and that they need help to keep from having to close their business. This doesn't necessarily equate to the owners being receptive to the changes Taffer makes to rescue their bars. Even in the face of looming financial disaster there exists a resistance to change.  Taffer often speaks of first having to rescue the bar owners before he can rescue the bar.  Only then can he begin to retrain a bars staff and implement changes that will move the business forward on a new path to success. He is not always successful. A recent episode saw Taffer revisiting bars from previous episodes who reverted to their old ways after he had left.  Old habits can be hard to break.

What we do at Conceive Believe Achieve Soccer Camps is rescue teams.

Although we generally do not need to rescue coaches in the manner Jon Taffer rescues bar owners there are some similarities in what we do with teams to what Taffer does with businesses. We come in and help to retrain teams.  We break down bad mental habits and re-train player's brains to think the game differently than they previously have. In doing so we address technical and tactical aspects of play as well. As with any soccer camp experience their is a physical fitness component included in what we do.

As part of our camp program I do follow up visits with the teams during their seasons. What I find is much the same as Taffer finds when he revisits bars he has helped - varying degrees of success.  Some coaches and their teams take what we bring them as a foundation to build upon. They expand their overall games and enjoy great success.  Others struggle with practical implementation going through the motions but not fully appreciating or understanding what we have brought to them.
The buy-in is not 100%.  There have been on occasion a coach / team that revert almost completely back to their old ways ... with the same old results.

In the end, I think it comes down to discipline. It takes focus and hard work to remain disciplined in the effort to improve. Sometimes it is easier to slip back into a familiar comfort zone for no matter how unsatisfactory that zone actually may be, it is still comfortable in both its substance and its projected outcome. Positive and progressive change requires an acceptance of truth, an establishment of trust, a belief in the process and an expectation for greater success.  Not everyone is willing to make that investment in their future.

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