Development vs Winning
This piece could just as easy be hockey as soccer.
However in hockey you can even eliminate the one pass and just let your best player go end to end and get you goals.
However, as the game progresses you continually find kids who don’t know how to play hockey.
Think about this quote. I asked my squirt aged son ( age 10) whether he liked cross ice or full ice. His typical response FULL ICE. I asked why. His answer MORE BREAKAWAYS!
This is analogous to me asking him if he likes ice cream or salad. We know the answer. Just remember, it’s not about what a kid likes ( or a parent) it’s about what’s good for them.
We are the adults, we get to choose. When we choose winning at the young ages we actually program for failure later.
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