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101 Positive Affirmations for Soccer Players

Updated: Oct 28, 2023

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Are you looking for ways to improve your game?

If so, you’ve come to the right place! Two-Minute Soccer Training (TMST) is all about helping you become the best soccer player you can be.

In this post, I’ll share 101 positive affirmations that you can start using today.

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101 Affirmations for Soccer Players

  • I am feeling calm, happy, and skilled on the field.

  • I am strong and smart with the ball.

  • I am in control of my emotions and play well under pressure.

  • I am a team player and I lift up those around me.

  • I am calm and collected.

  • I take risks when necessary and make good decisions.

  • I am a strong finisher and can score goals consistently.

  • I trust my abilities and always want the ball at my feet.

  • I can take players on 1v1.

  • I am strong and fit.

  • I am quick and able to use my speed to my advantage.

  • I am a winner and I give everything I have on the field.

  • I am a team player and always look for the best in my teammates.

  • I read the game well and find open space in each position.

  • I am feeling strong and tenacious and I challenge every ball.

  • I am sharp in front of goal and finish my chances.

  • I am proactive and move off the ball into open space.

  • I am diligent and defend with purpose and precision.

  • I am consistent in my passing and always find the open player.

  • I am helpful to my teammates and communicate when necessary.

  • I am confident with the ball at my feet and trust in my abilities.

  • I am confident in front of goal.

  • I am confident in front of goal and I finish my opportunities.

  • I shoot often and score frequently.

  • I go forward with confidence.

  • I look up and know I can find the open player.

  • I use both feet equally well.

  • I can control the ball under pressure.

  • I can find the open space and score.

  • I can guard my mark for the full 90 minutes.

  • I play till the end and never give up.

  • I play with heart and always give my best.

  • I play to win.

  • I am feeling confident in my skills and abilities.

  • I trust in my coach and my teammates.

  • I play well under pressure.

  • I thrive in stressful situations.

  • I always score in the big games.

  • I give 100% effort 100% of the time.

  • I make my teammates better.

  • I cross the ball with pace and precision.

  • I play with purpose and anticipate the next move.

  • I am confident in my dribbling and am willing to take on the defender.

  • I think clearly and make good decisions.

  • I react with a positive attitude even when things don’t go my way.

  • I look for the best in myself and my teammates.

  • I take risks even when I make mistakes.

  • I rebound from mistakes quickly and move on to the next play.

  • I focus on the positive and reject the negative.

  • I am positive and happy on the field.

  • I am able to score in any situation.

  • I look for the best in any situation.

  • I challenge every ball in the air.

  • I keep my head in the game and stay focused on the pitch.

  • I can control the ball in any situation.

  • I maintain my energy and conditioning throughout the game.

  • I go the extra mile in every game I play.

  • I pass and move.

  • I pass and score.

  • I defend well.

  • I am strong in the air.

  • I can play well in any type of weather.

  • I am feeling calm, rested, and ready to play.

  • I work well with my team.

  • I am confident and look good on the field.

  • I can shoot from anywhere on the field.

  • I am able to play my best each time I play.

  • I pass and control with confidence.

  • I anticipate my next move and know what to do.

  • I play with passion.

  • I am humble and strong.

  • I am in shape and can run laps around my opponents.

  • I am able to score free kicks.

  • I am feeling happy on the field.

  • I am an efficient goal scorer.

  • I am a diligent defender.

  • I am a midfield master.

  • I pass and finish with class and precision.

  • I shoot accurately and often.

  • I score goals.

  • I win games.

  • I am mentally tough.

  • I am mentally strong.

  • I am mentally fit.

  • I am confident, calm, and capable.

  • I handle setbacks well.

  • I make the most of every opportunity.

  • I am courageous and take risks on the field.

  • I am brave and never back down.

  • I am consistent and efficient.

  • I am a true goal scorer.

  • I am aware of my strengths and abilities.

  • I am a good soccer player.

  • I am a great soccer player.

  • I am a master at set pieces.

  • I use my strength to my advantage.

  • I am positive, happy, and skilled.

  • I am quick and light on my feet.

  • I am able to trap the ball in stressful situations.

  • I think like a winner in all circumstances.

  • I am a world champion soccer player.

What is an Affirmation?

An affirmation is a short, positive statement, that you repeat to yourself over and over. It helps boost your confidence and can give you the competitive edge over the other team.

Affirmations are short, written in the present tense, and work best when they are repeated frequently.

You can say them before, during, and after the game. I have memorized some of the affirmations above and use them almost every time I play.

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Tips for Affirmations

Now that you have some ideas for affirmations, here are some tips.

  • Write down your affirmations

  • Repeat them 2-5 times per day

  • Make them your own

Affirmations can help any soccer player become better. They train your mind to look for opportunities, focus on the positive, and utilize your unique skills and abilities.

I recommend writing them down on a 3x5 card and keeping them in your soccer bag. Take them with you to practice, to games, and everywhere you go.

Or if you're more of a digital person, then write them down on your phone.

Read them often and memorize them and you will be surprised at how much they help.

The Benefits of Affirmations

The video below is from one of my online courses called, "Master Your Mental Game". Three of the videos in the course cover affirmations specifically and how to use them to improve your performance on the pitch.

When you combine affirmations with visualization and goal setting, things start to add up quickly! Check out the course for more details about how affirmations fit in with other mental tools that are critical for success in soccer.

Personalize Your Affirmations

Remember to personalize your affirmations. You can use one of the 101 ideas above or you can make your own. Whatever works best for you.

The important thing is that you feel inspired by the words and that the words flow easily.

The one that I used the most from the list above is…

I am feeling calm, happy, and skilled on the field.

It might not sound like much but it helped me to stay calm and enjoy myself each game.

And "skilled" and "field" rhyme so it's easy to remember.

In fact, writing this post helped me to remember just how important affirmations are. I got some new ideas as I wrote down each one and I hope that you did too.


Which affirmation did you like the best? Let me know in the comments below!

Affirmations, when used consistently, can make a huge impact on your game.

That's what separates the best players from the rest. The best players know how to win the game in their mind.

Use the 101 affirmations above, get the TMST Affirmation card pack, or create your own. Either way, start using them today! They will increase your play several notches!

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