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Posted 11/16/2020 in Category 1 by DAVID CHARLTON

03 Developing A Premium League Mindset

Peter Ramage is an Assistant Football or Soccer Coach for Phoenix Rising FC in the United Soccer League. He is a former footballer who began his career with Newcastle United as an academy players before moving up to the first team where he played alongside, Alan Shearer, Craig Bellamy and Shay Given between 2004 and 2008. He then moved to Queens Park Rangers ending a 12 year association with Newcastle United. Peter also played for Crystal Palace, Birmingham City, Barnsley Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League, Coventry City before ending his playing career in the USA with Phoenix Rising FC. 

In this episode, Peter and David discuss a variety of elements to Mental Toughness with a focus on confidence. His belief in his ability and interpersonal confidence, where he shares stories about standing his ground in some difficult situations. Peter also talks about the importance of having a good support network around you and using it well. Tune in to find out why it’s a game changer for yourself as a footballer or athlete who is looking to get the most out of your talent. 

Essential Learning Points From This Episode 

• When you’re a young player training and playing with star players – asserting yourself to gain their respect.

 • How to deal with criticism from team-mates, coaches and fans. 

• Coping with being dropped and pushing yourself when you’re a squad player. 

• Dealing with serious injuries and off the pitch challenges. 

• How to approach your coach or manager when you’re an unhappy player. 

• The importance of being honest with yourself and taking the time out to reflect on your approach and attitude. 

• Having the courage to talk about your challenges. 

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