"I think of mental health as something that is the difference between being an amateur and being a professional, without taking control/addressing your mental health, you honestly will be all over the place. For me personally it was hard for me to stay consistent on the soccer field when I was constantly in my head tearing myself down for not completing a pass or missing a goal, it was something I didn’t really think about as a kid, cause as kids you just play but once I got to college things changed, with injuries, a load of schoolwork, graduating, managing friendships and performing at your highest level for Division 1 soccer, after addressing my mental health I overall learned you gotta love yourself because you are your biggest critic! I am not fully there yet with controlling my inner thoughts, but I believe that it is all a process and is not something that will change in a day. It is something you have to work on either with your coaches, teammates, friends and family, even just addressing the problem is a step in the right direction."
October 05, 2021 — Teddy Sourlis