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Former LA Galaxy participant Charlie Rugg on artwork, psychological well being, and The Form of One Tee collaboration 


May 26, 2023

What is a few recommendation you’d give to a younger soccer participant about psychological well being?

“For younger soccer gamers, simply staying in contact with why you’re doing it. Why are you so investing on this profession? Why are you right here? And, once more, staying in contact with the components of your self that really feel true to you, and it’s actually all nearly pleasure. No matter is bringing you pleasure and happiness. Should you neglect that you just’re taking part in soccer for the enjoyment of it, then it’s not going to work out for you. That doesn’t change in retirement. That doesn’t change after you cease taking part in. It’s simply part of life. And you should utilize a soccer profession for type of a platform to start out studying that. As a result of, you’re taking part in soccer since you take pleasure in it. And that’s actually the important thing piece of it that younger gamers want to recollect. I mentored this child, who, he was like, one of many first issues he stated to me was, ‘I wish to play professionally so I can help my household.’ In my thoughts, I’m like, that’s all backwards. That’s going to place the strain on you. That’s not going to get you to the place you wish to do. And, yeah, that works out for some folks, however it may well’t be the driving pressure of you eager to play soccer or be an expert soccer participant. It’s too turbulent of a profession and a life to place that a lot weight on your self. Particularly that younger. All of it must be about what you wish to do together with your life and the way you wish to be experiencing your life.”