Psychosocial Competency is an important part in the growth and development of a footballer’s career. This teaches one to be adaptive and have positive behaviour that enables to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life.
While speaking to the U20 Women’s National Team and Crested Cranes players, Livingstone Kyambadde, Chairman Uganda Football Coaches Association Chairman put emphasis on the need for them be disciplined.
“Discipline is the difference between success and failure and this cuts across so many things ranging from time management, attitude, character and team work.” He stated.
In one of the demonstrations, Kyambadde gave pieces of wood to Crested Cranes striker Hasifa Nassuna and told her to attempt and break the bundle.
“One piece of wood can easily be broken, but you cannot break them if bundled together. That means you can’t beat teams that work together and operate in unison.”
Kyambadde also shared principles that players need to follow to have a successful career. These included;
- If you lie, you make the problem part of the future.
- Short term gain creates long term pain
- Freedom is dangerous, it demands responsibility.
- Patience is bitter but the fruits are very sweet.
- Pay now and play later or play now and pay later.
-Success and failure are predictable.
- What made you qualify cannot make you be Champions.
-There is no future in a team or school. The future is in the player of student.
-The Best way to predict the future is to create it.
-Growth is a process if you don’t wait, you don’t grow.
- Growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow will be better.
- When you make a mistake there are three things you should do
✓ Don’t repeat