Please view the video below of how, in my opinion, youth soccer training sometimes is nothing more than a babysitting service. How some parents feel that it is s cheaper alternative to a babysitting service. Is it the right situation for young players? Should we place them in such environments if they do not want to be there? How about the fact that some parents want their children to play soccer more than the children do. Are the children going to get anything out of youth soccer training if they just don't want to really do it but they are there just so they can make mom or dad happy? Wouldn't they get more out of an activity if it is something they want not the parents? I see it more and more, as young soccer players come to SOCCERSKILLZ soccer training sessions and you can just tell they are not interested in being there. Sometimes they are being run from one sport training session to another. They want to play basketball but mom and dad want them to play soccer as well. So they compromise and do both. Meantime by the time they get to the second training session they are tired and do not really have the energy to concentrate or get anything out of it.
Please view the video below of how, in my opinion, adults confuse the professional sports watching experience with youth sports watching experience. How kids view sports differently than adults. How wins and losses, standings and rankings mean more to adults that youth soccer players. The rest of the world does not begin to compete until the age of 14, however we in the USA think that we know better so we start competing at the age of 7, keep standings and rank teams as young as the age of 10. There is a time and a place for everything, and the scores and standings have their place, but not in the young ages. Soothing the egos of adults should not be the priority of youth sports. Youth sports are for the players, not for adults and that is why they are called youth sports. American culture cultivates that fact that if a youth team isn't winning, they are not a good team. If players are not scoring lots of goals are not good players. We have this crazy idea that development is measured by wins and losses, and standings. Nothing is further from the truth and the sooner we realize this the sooner we will begin to help our youth players stay in the game we all love. SOCCERSKILLZ soccer and futsal training will keep doing its part to share the benefits of long term development vs quick instant results.