Tiffany is a goal scoring machine. At North Haven High School in Connecticut, she scored 109 goals. At Penn State University, she netted 91 goals and holds the NCAA record for most consecutive games with goals scored with a total of 17. She earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, was a Mac Herman Trophy runner up, the Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year, and Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Year.
Tiffany has played professionally for 10 years with stints in Finland, Brazil, Sweden, Denmark, and the US.
In the NWSL she’s played with the Portland Thorns, Washington Spirit, Boston Breakers, and is currently with the Houston Dash.
Tiffany was the kind of kid that named her soccer ball and slept with it at night. Her involvement in soccer extends beyond the pitch. Tiffany utilized her journal degree and became the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Our Game Magazine, a women’s soccer quarterly magazine. After 5 years, she decided to part ways, and recently co-founded The DuKtig Brand which provides planners to help players and coaches to be more organized, prepared, and professional at every level.
In our conversation we talk about:
-the creative ways she makes money to be able to fund her career as a professional female athlete
-why she felt she went about her college recruiting process entirely wrong
-what she learned from playing overseas in Brazil and Finland
-how journaling her training sessions helps her understand herself better.
-the negative effects she believes GPS numbers and sports science have on players
-how being a practice player further improved and enhanced her love for the game
-the mental training app that she uses in the morning
Enjoy my conversation with the soccer-obsessed, journal-er Tiffany Weimer
:50 Who is Tiffany Weimer?
3:15 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 appearance
6:00 What’s the story behind Tiffany’s signature headband?
7:45 Tiffany’s childhood soccer experience
9:15 When did Tiffany know that soccer would be her future?
10:25 What do you think coaches can do to inspire players to take it to the next level?
13:03 What is Tiffany’s favorite nutmeg?
13:49 What did Tiffany’s college recruiting process entail?
17:20 What contributed to Tiffany’s award winning run at Penn State?
19:30 How did she discover the dreaminess of practicing in raquetball courts?
21:24 Does she have a particular goal celebration?
22:08 How did Tiffany transition into the post college soccer world?
23:50 What was Tiffany’s experience like playing in Brazil?
26:00 What did her first abroad team in Finland teach her?
27:15 Did she have a favorite experience playing overseas?
28:59 What hobbies does Tiffany enjoy?
30:00 Tiffanys start up soccer magazine Our Game Magazine
32:26 Has Tiffany always been innovative or entreprenurial?
33:58 What is the Duktig Brand?
36:29 Has Tiffany always been an obsessive planner?
37:36 How many journals does she use and is writing her best tool?
38:44 What does her practice session planning look like?
39:56 Has Tiffany’s mentality shifted as she has become a veteran player?
41:29 Tiffany’s opinion of the failure of the GPS system
43:09 How did being a practice player affect Tiffany?
46:26 Tiffany’s beloved soccer ball
49:39 What was Tiffany’s first thought this morning
49:48 Tiffany’s am routine
51:44 Doso app
54:41 Has Tiffany always seen a sports psychologist?
55:24 What is the biggest misconception people have about Tiffany?
57:06 What is one of Tiffany’s beliefs or habits that other people think is crazy?
58:35 Has Tiffany tried to introduce balance into her life?
1:00:06 What is the worst advice that Tiffany has ever been given?
1:00:50 What is one simple habit or advice that Tiffany gives to female athletes?
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