Soccer in America. The sport of soccer in America is not developing properly among the youth that practices the sport.Who is responsible for this?…..The Coaches and the ideas that are being teach or not teach. Yes,the foundation of soccer is the most critical aspect of developing as a young player,the way American coaches approach the teaching of this foundation is for the most part,wrong. The age between 10 and 12 years old is the golden age for learning the technical skills need it to develop as a player and to take those natural born skills in to a maximum potential,in America those golden years are use for the most part to nurture ideas not corresponding with the needs of the sport when full development of the player is the final goal ,as it should be.
Coaches are constantly putting down players who are creative,who like to invent,who like to treat the ball as a precious object,because that’s exactly what it is and it should be teach from day one.
.”The soccer ball is a precious object”.During games many times you listen to the same phrase over and over,when a young player carries the ball for too long of a time for their little true understanding of a game those same coaches and for the vast mayority of them ,never played.
!Get rid of the ball! Get rid of the ball!..This Phrase is very common among coaches and some parents when watching a youth soccer game,and it goes from the 7th grade games to at least the senior year of high schooll.This precious object “The ball” is something to be care for,loved,treated with silk feet and creative mind,the master of the ball is the player the ball can do anything the player can dream of,but all that is need it is to reach technical knowledge of ball and body control principles.But,there is a problem.American coaches don’t believe in it, or don’t know about,true body and ball control.Therefore they are not able or willing to teach those critical principals during the golden years of technical learning of the game of soccer, as they call the true sport of football.
American coaches,teach your players to carry the ball without fear,with the inside of the foot,with the outside of the foot,with the left ,with the Wright,kick with the outside of the foot,with the inside of the foot,with the top of the foot,curve the ball to the right,curve the ball to the left,put back spinning of the ball,a floater ,diving headers.And the most important idea for the golden age players,play free,play to create,play to master the ball,play to invent,play to take the risk of losing the ball,play to grow your potential,play to feast the eye of the people on the sidelines play to have true joy of the game.Play to live,live to play.And coaches,Lets not select players base on height or speed or size or political connections or economical status,lets select players and develop them base on technical potential and measure of love of the game,they go hand and hand.And soccer leagues directors.Stop selecting your coaches based on politics along,or the color of the skin,or the economical status of candidates ,or political connections,a coach can only teach what he knows,lets teach the coach properly so that he can teach our young American players a technical gifted brand of soccer, the one that wins World cups.