Emily Boyd, what are you FOR?
This month we spent extra time with Chicago Red Stars goalkeeper Emily Boyd. Before being the 15th overall pick in the 2018 NWSL draft, Emily set all-time records at the University of California for saves (280+) and shutouts (36).
To reach this level of consistent performance, Emily focuses on what she can control - her training regime, a clean diet, her pregame music and the relationships she has with her teammates.
Come kick it with Emily as she shows us how to embody our best selves, day in and day out.
FOR TRAINING HARD.
It’s probably an overshared quote, but I often think of Aristotle’s line in which he says, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If I train my best, I know I will play my best. If I give it everything I got in training, that effort will translate onto the field and in everything I do in life.
FOR CLEAN DIETING.
I am extremely passionate about clean eating (quick plug for my food-focused account @eboydsfood 🙃). You could be doing all of the right things - training hard, getting enough sleep, putting in the effort, etc., but if you’re not focusing on what you’re actually putting in your body, a lot of that effort will go to waste and you won’t realize your full potential.
FOR PREGAME MUSIC.
There is nothing that gets me more “in the zone” than listening to music on game days while walking into the stadium. It sets the tone for the rest of the day and allows me to give my full focus on the task that lies ahead - helping my team get a win.
FOR TEAMMATE RELATIONSHIPS.
If you’re only looking out for yourself, then what’s the point? One of my favorite things about playing professional soccer are the bonds that are forged. Not only are my teammates just that - teammates - but they are some of my closest friends.
To explore other chapters of our 'What are you FOR? campaign, please visit for-others.com/blogs/news