Friday, October 15, 2010

Practice practice practice!!!!

 Every coach will tell you that “practice makes perfect.” This is true...if you want to be average. However, I feel as though a great coach will tell you that perfect practice makes perfect. Every athlete makes time to practice but only the ones who are looking to aspire in their sport; soccer, baseball, football, golf, etc., will practice with a purpose. Average players tend not to push themselves but those who look to stand out from the crowd will work when their is no crowd to watch them. In other words, a great athlete will do more than what is asked of him or her during practice. 
Practice is essential to becoming a great soccer player. A soccer player requires a lot of stamina, more than the average athlete. They need to have enough stamina in order to run continuously for 90 minutes with about a 15 minute break at the half way point. But stamina is not the only thing that makes the elite soccer players great. It not only takes hours of running, but intense training with the ball as well. Skill is the other half of a soccer player’s arsenal. This is something my club soccer coach drilled into my head all the years of playing club soccer.


  1. I think this entire idea of “practice makes perfect” is true up until a point, for it contradicts the quote, “nobody's perfect,” see what I'm getting at here? But I can see that what you're trying to say is that we must always aspire to be perfect, for we'll never reach it, but we can sure as hell try to reach it. I think your idea of “perfect practice makes perfect” is true though, if we want to not only become good, but become the best, we must constantly apply ourselves in what we want to become.

  2. The term "Practice Makes Perfect" is only partially right. I'm a musician, so I am constantly practicing, trying to get better. Every music instructor I have ever had always say the same thing: perfect practice makes perfect. I definitely agree with this statement because if you know what you are doing and how exactly to go about it when practicing, that is where you gain the most amount of skill and growth. The problem with "practice makes perfect" is that it insinuates that any kind of practicing will make you perfect, but you could practice completely the wrong way and form bad habits or learn it hard, which is hard to break. So from now on, I think everyone needs to refer to it as "perfect practice makes perfect."