What goes into creating a Championship-winning Adult Soccer Team (in Denver Colorado)? That is the question.
From our experience, it’s:
~SKILL is THE deciding game factor (after variables like comparative levels of fitness & team cohesion are included). To be precise, it’s a balancing act of all the above, but skill most often decides games when other factors are comparable.
~We put PASSION first on our list for a reason. Because… without it, FC Denver doesn’t exist. Without it, players/coaches/leadership don’t have the requisite desire to do all the consistent small things it takes to be a champion, which makes it’s unlikely it’ll happen.
~EXECUTION is getting it done right. Being purposeful and exacting.
~PREPARATION provides the platform to do everything else.
~BELIEF makes the difference in tight and testing situations.
This is just our point of view, highly based on our specific experience within the lense of adult-amatuer Denver soccer. Passion is what keeps this thing ticking. It keeps recruiting going and keeps teams energized and organized.
Passion, like any motivating factor, can ebb and flow over time. Passion is unique though as it can’t be forced into being. It needs to occur naturally to be authentic. We are fortunate to call soccer our passion. We do it to better ourselves and to live out our athletic dreams, whether those be winning state/regional/national championships or just simply continuing to lace them up to play the game we love.
We do it because we love it.