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Casey Carr

Over the past few years I’ve been fortunate to have been introduced to and worked with several professional coaches, players, owners, general managers, etc. in the world of football (soccer). I’ve worked as a consultant to Professional soccer organizations in the US, and Europe, I’ve helped build professional clubs and worked in various roles within the sport. I’ve learned some incredible lessons from those conversations, and recently had the chance to pass on some of that wisdom to a high level player, looking for an opportunity to play in 2021....

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A Post Written by Brandon Miller: Current Professional Goalkeeper for the Charlotte Independence, and owner of Prime Focus - A goalkeeper focused company offering training, gloves, and more. Brandon is also a partner in First XI Advisors, a sports advisory and consulting company focused on building better communities through sports along with Coach Casey. Enjoy! ———— 3 TIPS FOR PROS Making the jump to the next level can be nerve racking. I remember the anxiety I felt in the days and weeks leading up to my first preseason. I had...

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Today’s Post is from a Blog post I wrote for First XI Advisors, a consulting group focused on working with businesses especially those operated by current and former athletes. I hope you enjoy it. I’ve been a huge proponent of taking a walk. As an athlete or perhaps more precisely, as a former athlete (Thanks again Brandon for reminding me I’m a “middle aged white man”), the idea of going for a walk at first seemed like a silly idea. I had to do sprints, go for a longer run,...

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I wrote a few weeks ago about “How a Simple Walk Changed Everything.” The impact that walking both alone, with friends, with family, and colleagues has had on me in 2020 has been incredible. I believe that there is great power in this concept. I’ll be writing more about my walks, what I learn, whom I meet, and why it’s all important. An early walk led me to a powerful friendship, and a bond with two guys (Jonathan Brabson and Brandon Miller) that are helping me explore the power of...

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2020 By all accounts has been a year that after a couple of minutes on social media seems like most of the world would like to forget, or at the very least move past and get to 2021 as quickly as we can. I’ve certainly had those thoughts, but as I look at back at the entirety of 2020 I’ve realized that I’m incredibly Thankful for everything that has happened to me this year. At first glance like most people 2020 has been devastating. The world has dealt with a...

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The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has been devastating to many people. It has taken lives, hurt the economy, cost people their jobs, their businesses and forever altered the way we live and operate. During the pandemic we’ve also seen how important the fight against systematic racism and social injustice are. The world watched in horror at the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Tayler, Jacob Blake and far too many others. Despite the devastation and despair wrought by the pandemic and what easily is one of the worst years (2020) in...