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Jun, 2022

NJ Youth Soccer Hosts Webinar with Former Pro Player Jen Hoy

Austin Lloyd, NJ Youth Soccer

New Jersey Youth Soccer recently hosted the Performance, Confidence & Goals Workshop with Jen Hoy for female members of the soccer community. This workshop supports the NJYS Growing the Girls Game (G3) Initiative, which focuses on empowering females on and off the field at all ages and stages of their soccer career.

"When our young girls are taught the tools to holistically support themselves in these key, foundational areas, they are more empowered to own their life, health, happiness and results,” explained Jen Hoy. “They also become better equipped to identify their mission and go on to live lives they truly love while lighting up the rest of the world."

Hoy played soccer for more than 24 years, including at Princeton University where she was named Ivy League Player of the Year. After completing her college career, she played professionally for the Chicago Red Stars and Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League, as well as the Newcastle Jets in Australia. Hoy also had the opportunity to represent the U23 U.S Women’s National Team.

During the webinar, Hoy provided resources and tools to enhance player performance and help to empower female athletes and develop stronger goal setting strategies. Discussions centered on learning to focus on what you can control with the assistance of the goals you set for yourself. The inclusion of goal setting provided the audience with a clearer idea of how to set an achievable goal. The benefits of using these techniques include improved confidence, reduced anxiety, more certainty in life and overall better mental resilience. It was explained that learning to focus on what you can control leads to significantly less negative self-talk and helps to embrace the idea of being a beginner at something. 

“Be kind to yourself,” said Hoy. “Everyone has room to improve, and it is okay to make mistakes.”

Another focus of the workshop involved the importance of celebrating your successes. Hoy explained that as humans, it is important to celebrate both big and small moments in life. Doing so allows us to recognize, acknowledge and be proud of the processes we took to get to the places we are.

The Performance, Confidence & Goals Workshop with Jen Hoy was a very valuable experience for its participants and provided them with many useful tools to continue developing both on and off the field.

For more information about the Growing the Girls Game Initiative, CLICK HERE. To learn more about Jen Hoy’s “Her Power Academy”, CLICK HERE. Additionally, here is a free resource from Jen called her Performance Toolkit, and you can also book a complimentary strategy session with her to see how she can help your daughter.

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