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newsocdad

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Or, "It's not the Xs and Os, but the Jimmys and Joes" that win games.  I always kind of liked that one. 
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Or, "It's not the Xs and Os, but the Jimmys and Joes" that win games.  I always kind of liked that one. 


Funny [biggrin]

We also have 7-8 months to decide before anything happens....... 
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This is how we decided which players move up in age class.

First on our club we had no B teams just A teams. In every other age under 6 under 8 under 10 under 12 under 14 under 16 and under 19

For a player to move up out the the group other then his age. He would have to be a dominate player in his group. The coach of the next group had to want him. He could play in both groups under 16 and under 19. In all cases he and his parents gave the OK.

So that's it. Under 19 could play for our adult team, but it is a very different game then under 19. We played friendlies against out under 19. Even if our under 19 won the state cup. It was still a different game.

Good for under 19 to get used to the adult game.

Since each team is in 2 yr groups some player always moved up no big deal

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As a coach where do you believe your priority should lie: with what is best for the development of the players or with the future of the team? The answer to that question will help guide you.


And that's exactly why I am deciding to not play them up, I am more concerned about individual development than keeping everyone together.  




Do you hang on to your superstar player(s) that are way above all the other players on your team or do you try to find a better, more challenging, team for them?

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As a coach where do you believe your priority should lie: with what is best for the development of the players or with the future of the team? The answer to that question will help guide you.


And that's exactly why I am deciding to not play them up, I am more concerned about individual development than keeping everyone together.  




Do you hang on to your superstar player(s) that are way above all the other players on your team or do you try to find a better, more challenging, team for them?

If you don't, then their parents will.

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As a coach where do you believe your priority should lie: with what is best for the development of the players or with the future of the team? The answer to that question will help guide you.


And that's exactly why I am deciding to not play them up, I am more concerned about individual development than keeping everyone together.  




Do you hang on to your superstar player(s) that are way above all the other players on your team or do you try to find a better, more challenging, team for them?


I move them up to more advanced teams or suggest they attend our Academy training pool.  I don't hold anyone back, my job as a coach is to present the best possible path for my players development.  

 
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As a coach where do you believe your priority should lie: with what is best for the development of the players or with the future of the team? The answer to that question will help guide you.


And that's exactly why I am deciding to not play them up, I am more concerned about individual development than keeping everyone together.  




Do you hang on to your superstar player(s) that are way above all the other players on your team or do you try to find a better, more challenging, team for them?

If you don't, then their parents will.


They sure will, warranted or not, its part of the game. 


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The only good thing about this new age mandate is that it is going to break up these established teams and that team based mentality that in my opinion is hurting development in this country.  Some wise people here told me focus on the development of the individual.  When our focus is 150% on maximizing the individual bringing those kids together to win games on any team should just happen.  

Still have a long way to go in the US..
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The only good thing about this new age mandate is that it is going to break up these established teams and that team based mentality that in my opinion is hurting development in this country.  


And re-establish that same mentality around the new teams.  The mindset is not going to change.

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