Brandi Chastain’s letter to 19-year-old Brandi

On The Players’ Tribune, 47-year-old Brandi Chastain writes a letter of advice to her 19-year-old self, who was still many years from that 1999 World Cup.

Listen to your body, she writes. Learn to appreciate your teammates. Learn to trust your coach.

Pay attention to the details: Training, nutrition, sleep.

Expect the unexpected. Be prepared for setbacks. Turn disappointment into determination.

Learn from mistakes. Challenge yourself to be better.

And get ready, kid.

You’ve got history to make.



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