Does it make anyone kind of sad?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by easoccer, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. easoccer

    easoccer Established Member

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    I started coaching when my son was 9. He's now in u18 and coached by someone else. This is not really my point, but along they way, when I was coaching I met many opposing coaches and players. I got to know them, even became friends with some. Most hung around until u16, then in u17 and u18 they disappeared. First in u17 around 2-3 dropped away, and now in u18 double that. Even when I stopped coaching and teams moved up or down I still followed their progress along the way. I look back on the games and conversations and feel a bit sad that my sons time is almost up in youth and the people I met along the way slowly fade to black.

    Anyone else feel this way?
  2. Admin

    Admin Administrator

    +105 / 2
    Get involved in the senior men's arena and continue the journey on there.

    Way less politics too (not entirely gone but waaaayyyyy less) :)
  3. TKBC

    TKBC Established Member

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    The number of kids that quit in the u16 and up years is very sad indeed.
  4. RRS

    RRS Member

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    Yep. THIS is a couple years old now, but pretty much expresses the same sentiment.
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