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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Best of 2023 in Soccer! Year-End Special | In the 11 Podcast Highlights
Dec 27 2023
Best of 2023 in Soccer! Year-End Special | In the 11 Podcast Highlights
#football #inthe11pod #inthe11Stay tuned for another exciting episode of In The Eleven Podcast! In this special series, we take a deep dive into the unforgettable moments that defined 2023 in the world of football. From my arrival in Australia to hosting incredible guests on the show, it's been an incredible journey. As the year comes to a close, we reflect on the emotional impact of the journey. January will be a time for recharging, but fear not, as February promises exciting updates and fresh content for the podcast.Living and playing football at a high level in Australia has been a dream come true, and the audience's support has made it all possible. Join me as I highlight the podcast's achievements, growth on various platforms, and the unique bond with listeners. Don't miss out on the fantastic episodes lined up for 2024. Thank you for being part of the In The Eleven family!Timestamps:0:00:00 Football career, guests, and growth.0:06:48 Shared experiences and trust in football teams.0:09:17 German football divisions and teams.0:10:46 Challenges of becoming a professional soccer player.0:15:19 Sacrifices and decisions in youth soccer careers.0:21:14 Soccer career setbacks and mental performance.0:25:44 Sports psychology and mental preparation.0:28:34 Staying ready for football opportunities.0:33:00 Soccer career journey and trial with Serbian club.0:37:06 Adjusting to professional soccer and culture after college.0:39:56 Moving to Europe, language barriers, and adapting to a new team.0:42:26 Recovering from knee surgery and pursuing a professional soccer career.0:45:26 US Men's National Team coach and personal connections.0:47:32 Playing soccer in Europe with a focus on personal experiences.0:54:37 Football and public speaking with a passionate speaker.
Beyond Borders: Samantha Rosette's Trailblazing Route to Professional Football
Nov 27 2023
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