Aug 11, 2019
This weekend, US men's national team star Christian
Pulisic began his EPL career with Chelsea after his $73
million transfer from Borussia Dortmund to London.
In today's podcast, we speak with his father Mark, a former
collegiate and professional player and coach, about a variety of
topics, including what it was like to raise Christian, how many
times they said no to great opportunities, how they limited his
competitive team practices to 2 sessions per week, dealing with
pressure, Christians goodbye in Dortmund, and so much more. We
trace Mark's professional career and his short stint coaching in
Germany and what were the major differences with coaching youth
players in the US. His answer might surprise you.
This is a great conversation with some terrific insight into
the childhood and early sports career of one of world soccer's
brightest stars.In this week’s podcast we welcome
Other Highlights from the Discussion:
How important is it to allow kids to develop their own passion
for the sport?
How do you know if your kid REALLY loves the sport?
Is there a way to increase accuracy without losing creativity
Parents need to be able to say “No” to coaches.
Does the tournament culture create “slow” players?
What is missing here in the US, where and when do our kids
Connect with Mark Pulisic
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