“Off the Pitch with Active”
These episodes are to help parents accelerate their children’s development and confidence in their sport by applying the recommendations from professionals, coaches and specialised educators.
#029: Off the Pitch with Active: Interview with Marcos Flores, Ambassador for Adelaide City & Johnny Warren Foundation, Yellow for Yelling Soccer Profile Player & founder of PTA
1:02;33 minutes podcast. I have learned so much in my research into adult behaviours and how it affect our children. This interview had a major impact on me.
Born in Argentina, Marcos Flores, had a great career in professional football in Union de Santa Fe between 2001 and 2003 where he began his professional career, then Newell’s Old Boys and he also played in Curico Unido.
He signed for the A-League club Adelaide United in Australia, where he achieved the player of the year in 2011 (Johnny Warren Medal). Marcos has also been in USA to help develop football at Jacksonville Armada.
Over 16 years as a pro player, Marcos played in Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Indonesia & USA. In 2019 season he captained Adelaide City (National Premier League, Adelaide), but I will spend most of the time talking about his passion for helping young players grow in the sport of football (soccer).
62:02 min episode Overview:
02:25 Introduction to Marcos Flores and how he settled in at Adelaide United as a young import in the A-League.
11:32 Marcos “A brief story” of how it began
18:17 First breakthrough to play a professional game. Success on the first touch, but then what?
26:22 Marcos father was much more than a father, he was a mentor.
30:52 Marcos talks about coaches who made most impact on him and why?
33:02 “Bring your Guernsey and come to my office”
36:13 Coaching South Australia Cerebral Palsy Soccer Team in the National Champion Ship.
42:12 Founding PTA-Get into the challenge
49:57 A great football story with a difference in a prison in Madagascar with 120 youths.
56:32 This is the reason why Marcos became a Soccer Player Profile for Yellow for Yelling.
62:37 Wrap up
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