The whole argument about the American Player Development System is wide open. Some basic questions for debate are:
Are our players willing to do the “basic” repetition they need to improve their skill level?
One example: Kicking a ball against a wall with a real purpose one touch, two touches, one bounce, two bounces, etc.
Do the players organize their practices in the off-season without adult guidance?
Are our coaches sophisticated enough to identify and correct player errors?
Can our coaches demonstrate how things are done correctly?
Are the practice environments challenging, and do players stay behind after practice to work on their game?
Are clubs, high school, and college teams structurally coordinated and hungry enough to develop a soccer culture within their scholastic community?
We have attempted to help “Improve Our Socer Culture” for the last four years by publishing many informational articles. Including…
As Dr. Jay Martin summarized in his ‘Solutions,’ article,
“We know all this & It’s time to put the words into action.”