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Ep.24 Chris Sharpe, Colorado Rapids Goalkeeper Coach | Life through Sport Show

Ep.24 Chris Sharpe, Colorado Rapids Goalkeeper Coach | Life through Sport Show

Our guest for today, Colorado Rapids Goalkeeper Coach, Chris Sharpe Throughout the episode, Chris drops gems on topics like: specific character traits that he looks for in players, reflects on his own meaningful failures, and discusses how his experience as a #2 for much of his career has given him a unique perspective as a coach. Chris is not just a highly knowledgeable and respected figure in the goalkeeping world, but also a top footballing mind with valuable insights on life. I am thrilled for you to have the opportunity to learn more about him and his personal journey. Once again, my name is Omar Zeenni and you’re listening to the life through sport podcast, enjoy the show. Life :00 Intro :54 How are you really doing? 2:30 What has fatherhood taught you? 3:55 What did your father teach you? 5:50 Book title for this current stage in your life ______________________ Player Advice 9:00 Scouting: What are some of the tangible character pieces you look for? 13:00 What do you look for in an “emotional profile” of a player? 16:20 What are your thoughts on retention levels; with regards to learning ability? 19:00 How do we instill these character pieces into our players? 22:20 How can a player make it difficult on you throughout the week to influence your team selection? 27:00 How does a player “build their case” to be the starter? Soundbite 30:20 One final piece of advice for players? ______________________ Coach Advice 34:30 What are failures that you cherish? 40:00 Feeling the vulnerability to fail 41:45 Detail your immediate feelings when the Rapids signed Tim Howard? 46:30 What was a bad habit that you had to let go of? 49:35 Processing failure 52:00 What do you think is the meaning of all this? 55:00 Building strong relationships with players
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