Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Best of Coaching Links This Week: Participation Trophies, 8 vs 8 Ideas & More
For many, participation trophies are seen as a symbol of declining standards that are putting wrong beliefs into the minds of children about what it takes to succeed in life. Is that the case, however? Not really.
Whenever some young player does well, there instantly appear predictions about his development. In truth, it is simply not possible to do so.
How to set up teams at 8 vs 8.
Clubs are constantly looking to sign the most promising of players and, in their determination to do so, are fighting over children at increasingly younger ages. It is a sad, albeit not unexpected, race to the bottom where everyone (or most) realise that it is wrong but keep on doing so. It is also the subject of this article that delves into the issue in quite some depth. Thought provoking
“Best players don’t always make up the best team” – Marcello Lippi
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