Lost focus in micro development.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by easoccer, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. bigwreck

    bigwreck Member

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    And absolutely, putting the player in a position to succeed is important. I can only speak from my observations over the years. For a development team, when a player is perceived to be weaker, he usually gets placed on the wing as forward or back. Over the course of a season, the coach starts playing a player more and more at the same position because he is more successful there. Same coach 2 years later, still favors playing that player at the same position 75% of the time. To me, that is human nature to find best fits for each player that allows the team the best opportunity to succeed. But I dont know if that is necessarily good for player development for 8-11 year olds.
     
  2. easoccer

    easoccer Established Member

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    Not its not good.

    Players in micro u12 and under (and to some extent older ages) definitely need to play all positions and get equal time.

    Its in the LTPD as set out by BC Soccer. If your club is promoting LTPD and not following it, then something is seriously wrong.

    If the coach is not following it the the TD needs to address it. Turning a blind eye does not help the kids.

    We all want to win, its in our nature to be competitive, but we need to look at the bigger picture and make sure we are benefitting the kids, not just ourselves.
     
  3. TKBC

    TKBC Established Member

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    If Canadian Premier League teams have their own academies, sign local players....we'll start getting somewhere. Hopefully...
     
  4. Old Girls Coach

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    I hope so. Professional teams are the best place for long term development. I have some worries, though, considering how deeply the Whitecaps are integrated with the BC Soccer development pathway.
     
  5. TKBC

    TKBC Established Member

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    Yes Whitecaps are, but they scout nationwide, their "reserve" team is in California and has 6-7 Canadians only, and how many Canadians play in their first team regularly? 2...? Maybe 3 now with Levis the last few weeks?

    CPL teams will probably have 6-7 in the First XI plus reserves....guesstimate.
     

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