This week’s Player of The Week goes to Brigitte Bussiere of Monroe Township Soccer Club! Bussiere is an attacking player who plays in the 10, 9 and 7 positions for her club.
While playing in those roles, she gets her inspiration from her favorite player, Marta from Brazil. Marta has won 5 Player of The Year awards and is the captain of Brazil.
“I admire her (Marta) skill and want to be as good as her someday,” said Bussiere. "I think that players need to give it their all during training and strive for their personal best every time they step onto the pitch. All players need to exploit their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses. They need to set goals for themselves every training session and strive to be the best they can be."
Every player takes away a different experience from Next Gen. There is a lot to be leanred from the program, but it is up to the players to apply themselves on and off of the field. Here is what Bussiere had to say.
"I think that Next Gen is an amazing program that works hard to help improve the skills and attitudes of all players. Next Gen USA teaches discipline and the path that all players need to take to achieve their goals. I believe that Next Gen USA has made me more focused on the path of pursuing my dreams. I've learned more about myself and the steps that I need to take to make my dreams come to life. Next Gen has drastically improved my technique and tactical gameplay, along with teaching me the attitude of a player at the highest level. I feel at home every time that I walk into the training session. I encourage all committed players to join this program, as it will benefit them for the rest of their soccer career."
Motivation to want to become better is key to development. Sometimes it is other players, coaches, parents, heroes or other influences that pushes players to the next level of development. So what pushes Bussiere?
"When I watch players who are amazingly talented technically and tactically, it motivates me to be better. I always strive to be the best. Competing against these players sends a competitive drive throughout my mind. I want to stand out. I want to reach personal excellence and pursue being the best."
Well said and thanks again Brigitte! And once again, congratulations on winning the Player of The Week award!