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Our team has spent over one hundred years contributing to different areas of soccer both nationally and internationally. Those areas are, but not limited to, player development, organizational development, and business development. Our team realized that there was a need for an integrated and data-driven approach to soccer organization development. This blog will feed into those areas and bring light to a myriad of topics in this arena.

Food for Thought for Soccer Leaders

OK after I watched this video the educator in me took over and it strikes me that our decision makers, of every capacity, would benefit from viewing the clip; be those leaders at the national, state or local level.  I am sure that in one fashion or another we all will be involved in the development of the American game.  So here’s the food for thought…

I want to show you a TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson.

 

I am enjoying this one – it helps that Sir Robinson is such an engaging speaker.  I think it is one that we should share not only with our coaches, but our administrators too.  Is not youth soccer in America at a point of needing revolution thus allowing us to evolve?

From what is taught in the National Youth License coaching course he touches on the Flow State Model and on the deleterious effect of drills.  In paraphrasing one of his comments I see how player development is an organic process.  We cannot fully predict the outcome.  You can only create the conditions under which players can flourish.

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