Player development – a legend’s views.

Author: James

Lifelong player and student of the beautiful game in Germany, England, and USA. Volunteer futsal coach and USSF referee.

2 thoughts on “Player development – a legend’s views.”

  1. I think we rarely see coaches doing this because they are insecure and don’t see the best way to add value to a club is to develop and improve players. The game is supposed to be about the kids and if one forgets that, maybe they shouldn’t be coaching. Maybe only professional players, who see the big picture, should coach. I know we don’t have enough ex-pros around to do that, but all these coaches that make it all about themselves have ruined a perfectly good childhood sport.


  2. Unfortunately, we rarely see coaches doing this.

    If you have a talent but can’t defend? Put him at forward for the entire year so he can score goals.
    Not being able to defend becomes someone else’s problem next year.

    When your livelihood depends on consistently winning games, it’s hard to fault the coaches focusing on winning.
    But it annoys the heck out of me.


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