#teamonemore…It is on our backs, it is in our social media, it is who we are; but you may not know the origin and why it is all of these things, so here is an explanation. It began with Goalkeepers in the sport of soccer and grew into a mindset for high performing individuals inside and outside of sports. Below is the story of the origin, I hope it inspires you to begin your development journey with us.
My first year experiencing Camp Shutout was in 2013 right before starting Kronser Keeper Academy which has now grown and evolved into IDEAL Performance. For those of you that do not know what Camp Shutout is, please look into it or contact me directly for specifics. It is life changing as you will see if you continue reading. I was a senior at UW-Madison and thus a Staff Assistant at Camp. As collegiate athletes just weeks before preseason, the staff assistants were fortunate enough to have world class Staff members willing to wake up early and hold extra training sessions before we all had to get to work for the day.
One particular session was focused on extension diving. A session that is physically demanding and taxing on the body. There were well over a dozen of us staff assistants participating, all from different teams, conferences, and divisions. This made for an amazing environment to train in. We all pushed each other and cheered each other on. And worked hard for each other. With each activity, the coach found he needed to limit the group to fewer reps because we all would refuse to stop. Each player kept saying “one more!” we all wanted to get better. We all wanted to finish on a higher note. Not one person wanted to stop working at getting better.
Naturally the session went much longer than it was intended and when we did finally finish, we grouped together to break out. Mind you this is not a team that has been together every day for years. It’s a group of people that get to see each other one week a year and the faces are always changing. But here we were. Bonded into a family in a circle hands up and together in the middle. I forget who said it, but as soon as we huddled together “Team One More on 3, 1-2-3- Team One More”
Since that morning this group has been in constant contact and truly has become a family. My approach to being in a training session or running a training session has become built around that experience and the mentality of that group. The goalkeepers within this Academy know not to finish an activity unless it’s a save or rather an excellent save. They won’t stop a training or take their gloves off without One More Save. It’s become more than a name. It’s a standard. A mentality. A personality. And a part of who we are at Kronser Keeper Academy.
My request of you all is to take it upon yourself to experience this mentality. Take part in one of our Development Programs. Have an open mind to those around you and embrace the competitive spirit. Let this Team One More mentality fuel and motivate you through every challenge in life. Feel the family, the motivation, and the energy we feel. Join us.
– Jameson Kronser
Owner and Director of IDEAL Performance LLC