Letters to a Young Player

Michelle Betos as a young basketball player, with the Portland Thorns (Ray Terrill), and Reign FC headshot (Reign FC).

Letters to a Young Player: Michelle Betos

Dear Michelle, Put the basketball down. Yes, yes, I know it’s your first love, but your future will require a ball at your feet. Turn those thousands of jump s...
Ali Riley as a young player, representing New Zealand, and playing for Stanford.

Letters to a Young Player: Ali Riley

Editor's note — This letter originally appeared in the print edition of Our Game Magazine. Dear 12-Year-Old Ali, 1. You’re not good at soccer. I know this is...