In the 11 with Brendan Griffiths

Brendan Griffiths

In The Eleven with Brendan Griffiths is the podcast that brings on individuals immersed in the world of football to show you what it takes to be in the 11 at the highest level. read less
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Beyond Borders: Samantha Rosette's Trailblazing Route to Professional Football
6d ago
Beyond Borders: Samantha Rosette's Trailblazing Route to Professional Football
Embark on a remarkable journey with Samantha Rosette as she shares her unconventional path to becoming a professional female soccer player. 🌍 From Champions League matches in Kazakhstan and Lithuania and the current push for promotion in France, Samantha's story is a testament to perseverance and passion.In this episode, aspiring female soccer players will gain invaluable insights into self-advocacy, navigating the highs and lows of professional soccer, and mastering the art of patience. Discover the secrets to successful trials, insights into the college soccer process, and a firsthand account of the challenges of reaching the professional level.Samantha's experiences playing in the Champions League, her time with Gotham City reserves, and her current season in France are not just anecdotes but lessons for those aspiring to make a mark in the world of professional football. We also dive into conversations with other remarkable female players, including Brianne Reed, and explore the incredible network supporting players in their journey to the top.πŸ”— Don't miss the chance to learn, be inspired, and gain a deeper understanding of what it truly takes to become a professional female soccer player. Subscribe, like, and share to spread the knowledge and empower the next generation of soccer stars! ⚽🌟 #SoccerJourney #ProSoccer #womeninfootball Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/inthe11podSubscribe to the show: https://in-the-11.captivate.fm/Watch the show on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIKaXh28XlDY-NaJEuCPJw?sub_confirmation=1Follow The show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inthe11pod/Follow the show on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@inthe11pod?lang=enFollow Samantha: https://www.instagram.com/samantharosette/πŸ”” Subscribe and Turn on Notifications: Never miss an episode by subscribing to our channel and turning on notifications.
The Pro Soccer Path with Alyssa Walker | Europe, NWSL, and Beyond; Episode 109
Oct 9 2023
The Pro Soccer Path with Alyssa Walker | Europe, NWSL, and Beyond; Episode 109
#football #inthe11pod #inthe11Stay tuned for another exciting episode of the In The Eleven Podcast! From her early days as a college soccer star in high-level Division 1 programs like Richmond and Iowa to her experiences as a professional player in Europe and the NWSL, our guest Alyssa Walker is here to share the behind-the-scenes action. Strap in as she takes you and our host Brendan Griffiths through the highs, lows, and everything in between on this incredible soccer journey. Learn the difference between college and professional soccer, where you have more control over your career path. Get ready to dive into the unique and exhilarating path of becoming a professional soccer player. Let's not be distracted; the goal is our focus!Timestamps:0:00:00 Intro0:02:14 Soccer career, recruitment process, and moving to Denmark.0:09:14 College athletics as a full-time job.0:12:54 College soccer experiences and fitness testing. 0:19:25 The importance of fitness tests in soccer pre-season. 0:22:54 College soccer career, injury, and perseverance. 0:30:10 Overcoming fear and finding support in the football journey.0:40:08 The importance of highlight tapes for female soccer players. 0:48:28 Playing soccer in Europe, financial challenges, and team dynamics.0:54:42 Moving to a new country and joining a new soccer team.0:57:31 Football career, leagues, and team dynamics.1:04:05 Soccer leagues, player experience, and team dynamics.1:07:05 Loan spell in Norway and potential future in NWSL. 1:13:44 Career goals and personal growth with a professional soccer player.Key Highlights:- Transitions from college soccer to the professional world can be challenging but also rewarding.- Knowing someone in the industry can open doors and lead to contract opportunities.- Having a strong support network that includes mentors, trainers, coaches, and teammates is crucial for athletes.- Professional soccer requires high levels of physical fitness, and athletes need to be mentally prepared to handle the demands of the game, including injuries and setbacks.- As professional players, individuals have the opportunity to negotiate contract terms and conditions, which is a contrast to the more structured college system.- The paths to success in professional soccer are not always linear, and athletes often face uncertainties and unpredictability in their careers.- Managing time effectively and maintaining a strong work ethic is crucial for college athletes.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/inthe11podSubscribe to the show: https://in-the-11.captivate.fm/Watch the show on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIKaXh28XlDY-NaJEuCPJw?sub_confirmation=1Follow The show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inthe11pod/Follow the show on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@inthe11pod?lang=enFollow Alyssa: https://www.instagram.com/alyssarbwalker/?img_index=1πŸ”” Subscribe and Turn on Notifications: Never miss an episode by subscribing to our channel and turning on notifications.
Episode 100 With A Legend; a chat w/ Zack Ssebatindira
Aug 4 2023
Episode 100 With A Legend; a chat w/ Zack Ssebatindira
This week's episode features a special guest, Coach Zach Ssebatindira, a Pharmaceutical industry professional with a strong interest in cancer therapies, diagnostics, and interventions. He was my former collegiate coach at Chestnut Hill College, and I even served as his assistant for another year. This episode is one of my favorites as we reconnect and reminisce.This episode might not be your typical story about a pro player like we've had before. It's more about the unique bond between a former player and coach. We get into all sorts of topics, from life conversations to friendly chit-chat. We talk about the value of relationships in the football world too. My hope is that listening to our chat will remind you of your own coach-player connections or bring back some great memories. If I can do that for you, then I consider this episode a success. So come join us as we celebrate this milestone and relish in the joy of reconnecting with old pals.Timestamps:0:00  Intro3:17 Episode 100 with a very special guest6:03 Being the voice of the people12:37 What a coach is supposed to do16:23 The importance of being curious about people20:10 Coaching philosophy, bringing the full version of the player32:36 Making time to talk to someone he cares about34:36 How life outside of football impacts the game40:42 Finding the right people around you1:10:16 Do difficult things and embrace them1:25:31 The importance of having a mental health expert on every teamKey Highlights:Embrace difficult tasks, challenges, and personal growth, recognizing them as opportunities for development and progress.Stay curious about people, valuing their perspectives, and using one's voice to advocate for others.Relationships in the football world are important as they contribute to personal growth, team dynamics, and overall success.Personal lives and experiences outside of football can influence and shape one's performance on the field.Follow Zack on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zackss/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/inthe11podSubscribe to the show: https://in-the-11.captivate.fm/Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIKaXh28XlDY-NaJEuCPJw?sub_confirmation=1Follow The show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inthe11pod/Follow the show on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@inthe11pod?lang=en
Irish Cups, American College, Australian Trophies And Opening Doors For The Next Generation; a chat w/ Ryan Hogan
Jul 28 2023
Irish Cups, American College, Australian Trophies And Opening Doors For The Next Generation; a chat w/ Ryan Hogan
In this episode, we feature Ryan Hogan, an integral figure in my journey to Australia and finding my club. Ryan is the founder of the Play Sport Agency, while still playing he has also turned his focus to helping other players realize the same dreams that he had as a young footballer through the Play Sport Agency. This engaging episode offers valuable insights, particularly for players curious about the experiences of transitioning to a different country. Tune in for an enjoyable and enlightening discussion!Timestamps:0:00  Intro4:04 The importance of taking calculated risks in football.5:52 Building relationships with coaches and athletes.10:58 The buzz of facilitating opportunity for a player.18:41 How to help players choose a college.20:24 College Soccer in America.24:42 Excitement and pushback for traveling to the states.39:26 The rollercoaster of emotions players go through when they go through ups and downs.45:40 How he got started in the game.50:37 The season after covid-19 and sterling's second season.52:14 Giving players the opportunity to move to Australia from home.57:56 Recruiting the right type of players.Key Highlights:It's important to be willing to take calculated risks in pursuit of one's dreams in the world of football.Developing strong relationships with coaches and athletes is crucial for success and creating opportunities in the football industry.Players experience a rollercoaster of emotions throughout their football journey, it's important to have courage in overcoming ups and downs.The Play Sport Agency provides opportunities for players to move to Australia and pursue their football careers, bridging the gap between different countries and offering new experiences.Follow Ryan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachryanhogan/Follow Ryan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-hogan-852a4122a/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/inthe11podSubscribe to the show: https://in-the-11.captivate.fm/Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIKaXh28XlDY-NaJEuCPJw?sub_confirmation=1Follow The show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inthe11pod/Follow the show on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@inthe11pod?lang=enFollow Play Sport Agency: https://www.instagram.com/playsportagency/
Everything In Football Happens For A Reason; a chat w/ Alex Mapp
Jul 21 2023
Everything In Football Happens For A Reason; a chat w/ Alex Mapp
In this episode of the In Eleven podcast, get ready to meet Alex Mapp, a talented defender hailing from Medina, Ohio, who's currently making waves at VΓ€nersborgs IF in Sweden. With a business administration degree under his belt from Ashland University and a wealth of knowledge gained from team sports, he's grateful for the experiences that will shape his future career. Despite facing hurdles along the way, Alex's unwavering determination and commitment to honing his skills have propelled him to where he stands today. Join us as he spills the beans on his awe-inspiring journey, proving that in football, every unexpected twist and turn holds a purpose. You wouldn't want to miss out on this episode, so tune in!Timestamps:0:00  Intro5:00 The transition from college soccer to professional soccer7:33 How did you get into soccer?29:11 Choosing the right college for you41:53 Coastal Carolina and what it was like to play there45:17 What it was like to become a pro52:55 Resilience and resolve are key to success in a new environment56:32 Differences between professional and college soccer1:1101 The identity of a footballer vs someone who just plays football1:16:31 The unique challenges of pro careersKey Highlights:If you have a dream, don't give up on it. No matter how many challenges you face, keep working hard and never give up. You may be surprised at what you can achieve.Don't set yourself up for failure by setting unrealistic goals. Start with small goals that are possible to achieve, and then gradually work your way up to bigger goals.It takes time to achieve your dreams. Be patient and persistent, and you will eventually reach your goals.Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to learn from your mistakes and not give up.Don't compare yourself to others, and focus on your own goals beacuse everyone's on their own journey A positive attitude will help you stay motivated and focused on your goals.Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amapp18/?hl=enFollow Alex on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-mapp-a66138134/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/inthe11podSubscribe to the show: https://in-the-11.captivate.fm/Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIKaXh28XlDY-NaJEuCPJw?sub_confirmation=1Follow The show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inthe11pod/Follow the show on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@inthe11pod?lang=enFollow Danilo: https://www.instagram.com/amapp18/
The Benefits of Sports in Fostering Understanding and Unity: Brendan's Personal Journey in the World of Football
Jul 14 2023
The Benefits of Sports in Fostering Understanding and Unity: Brendan's Personal Journey in the World of Football
Today we get back to the roots of the show. Griffiths talks about what has brought him to where he is in his footballing career. Football, the beautiful game, has enthralled millions of hearts worldwide for centuries. The sport is much more than just a game; it's a passion, a lifestyle, and a culture. As we dive deep into the journey that has shaped Brendan's football career, from his early beginnings to his current status. Join me as I share my story in a heartfelt and insightful discussion. Time stamps:0:00 Intro5:16 How to deal with disappointment9:51 The transition from discomfort to discomfort15:17 The benefits of signing with a trial team17:44 Facing potential fears and overcoming obstacles20:00 Training with the first club22:25 Finding the joy and love of football again27:09 The beauty of adversity and hardshipKey Highlights:Playing football overseas can be a challenging and rewarding experienceIt is important to face your fears and overcome obstacles if you want to succeedFinding joy and love in the game is essential for long-term successThe beauty of adversity and hardship is that it can make you strongerPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/inthe11podSubscribe to the show: https://in-the-11.captivate.fm/Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIKaXh28XlDY-NaJEuCPJw?sub_confirmation=1Follow The show on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inthe11pod/Follow the show on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@inthe11pod?lang=en