Recruit over Develop

It is an ongoing discussion in the soccer world: does a club concentrate on recruiting as a priority? I believe it is crucial to recruit at the entry age but if the clubs model works, that necessity should tail off. Player development, however, should never stop. There is no doubt that recruiting players at the …

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Training Two Teams Together

As the training environment has become more competitive and technical, we as a coaching staff must think of ways to keep our programs enjoyable. When players enjoy training they have a natural focus, with an emphasis on players remaining confident. And competitiveness in a player is a byproduct of confidence. We are constantly being asked, …

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