In today’s session Bob Foose, Executive Director of the Major League Soccer Players Union, joins us. Bob talks about the role of the Union, in particular, the efforts on life after sport and the transition into an athlete’s second career. It’s clear Bob is passionate about the journey.
It’s clear Bob is passionate about the journey and has been personally involved in this initiative for the Union. It is wonderful to see the attention and focus the Union has on the journey and there is more to come.
We hope you enjoy our discussion.
What is covered:
Start – 1:37 Introduction
1:38 – 2:08 Meet Bob Foose
2:09 – 6:10 Role of MLS Players Union
6:11 – 7:30 How the MLSPU helps in player development efforts
7:31 – 11:22 How did the MLSPU get started
11:23 – 14:50 Differences / Similarities with other professional players unions
14:51 – 20:06 Common themes in professional player development
20:07 – 25:13 Biggest obstacles in player development
25:14 – 29:25 Is there a correlation between development and on-field performance?
29:26 – 33:10 Role of MLS in Player development
33:11 – 39:36 Examples of individual players embracing development
39:37 – 42:35 MLSPU close relationship with MLS players
42:36 – 43:31 Importance of Mentoring
43:32 – 45:25 Whats next for MLSPU?
45:26 – End Outro
Next Play Ep.20 I Bob Foose on personal and professional development of pro-athletes through the MLS Players Union
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