Grass Roots Development (No Wins/Standings)
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02-26-2013, 02:38 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
It won't work. I'm not saying don't do it but the idea that this is some radical thought or will change how development in Canadian soccer works, it's not gonna happen.
In theory it sounds dandy, but what happens is half the parents will show up with their precious-snowflake single child, decide it's a "fun league", equivalent to a fitness class or an organized playground, and do not push the kid to develop. Couple that with coaches, manages, and commisioners who will end up pushing that message to far, and you'll more likely be shunned for trying to develop your kid. It'll become a culture of seeing who can be the most holier-than-though, it's just for fun, why should I care, attitude you will ever see.
I've seen it before, I even had it happen when I was a kid and got put in one of those leagues. It's not even fun.
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