Originally Posted by Assasin
how the coaching thing going? and how is the youth doing?
Thanks for asking Sass. Coaching is frustrating. Not sure I told you I move to Georgia. I live in Athens now and coach U14. I don't like GA soccer, the high school kids only get to play half a season - how can they possibly develop like this? It's crazy. In South Florida, most top clubs don't allow their first teams to play high school. Second thing - teams only practice 2x a week! WTF!?? At my club in FL it was 3 with the academy teams and 4 with select. I need to learn more about how this place work.
We are getting ready now for the start of the spring season. As I did when I was in FL, I always request the lower level teams in U14 down but top teams U15 and above. The reason is that I think that once you hit 14, you're not going to develop technically as fast as when you are younger and U15 is when the players have to take 100% personal responsibility for their technical development. With the young ones, I have been successful in taking cast offs and making them competitive technically. At 14+ though, licensed coaches have to focus on tactical play. So bottom line, not sure how I'm going to adjust to this place.
My boy is doing okay - not great. We played the Steamers tournament last weekend and he scored 3 of our 5 goals. We missed making the finals on goal difference. Nuff werk to do!