Do Development Academies Really Develop Players?

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  1. Wez

    Wez Well-Known Member

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    That's a huge factor, practices will be as good or better than games.
     
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    I agree. When he was still coaching girls my two daughters benefited from having him as a coach and many others. And a great person too.
     
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    Go to a u18 practice and ask the boys who they played for when they were 10. Most u18 teams have only a handful of kids who played for the same club. I would bet in most cases 75-80% u18 players joined their DA club after u14. So if the roster has 24 players on it only 6 or so came up through the system, 18 of them were developed by someone else!

    If they are are selling parents of 9 year olds on developing in their system and playing someday on the u18 team they are blowing smoke up your....
     
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    I would not be surprised if that were true. Puberty is the ultimate developer perhaps....

    With the record keeping at USSDA there should over time be enough real data to assess roster turnover from year to year at the different academies for each age group. One would hope somebody is tracking those statistics. My qualitative sense is that to a large extent its a revolving door. For those of us in the peanut gallery, we should have some sort of rule regarding what fraction of a player's youth career must be spent with a particular organization to say they've been developed by them. Although of course there's nothing wrong with good clean anecdotal fun.
     
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    Isn't he in China?
     
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    Some parents can have more influence on develop:
    http://www.soccerparenting.com/essential-lessons-christian-pulisics-parents/

    Kids can learn from anybody, I would like to think my players have learned from all there teachers, coaches, trainer(s), teammates, friends, etc.

    We all hope for the best teachers and mentors so what can we do? From the article:

    " I think (parents being in control) is important because sometimes parents are like, ‘I want my kid to be on the best team.’ If you have a coach that’s not a good role model in the best team, why would you really want your child being in that environment? I’ve seen that over and over again and I would refuse to put my son in an environment where someone is being negative. That to me is unacceptable. Parents do have to step up and say, ‘You know what? You are not going to be on the best team, but you are going to be around better people.’ Really, that’s a life lesson that’s going to be more important later on….We had to step away because it was just blaming the ref, and blaming this and just being negative to other children. To me, that’s awful. They are kids. You can’t do that. It’s a team game at a young level. Nobody needs that"
     
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    My son has been involved with a program where training is being provided by the Seedorf Talent Development Group in Holland. Just with the focus to prepare him for university soccer. Check it out www.europachallenge.com
     
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    My son is involved with a program managed by the Seedorf Talent Development Group. Focus is to prepare him for university soccer. Check it out www.europachallenge.com.
     
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    Care to share what makes him so great? Seen him around and maybe I'll catch him coaching his team if I can.
     
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    MQ is great at developing players from as early in their development to later in their youth careers. He believes and focuses on skill development (footwork). If you watch his teams they all play with skill from the back line to the forward line. MQ also stresses and teaches players to be thinkers and tacticians on the field and play the game like it was chess. Therefore his teams play controlled soccer with quick 1-2 passing schemes, thus moving the ball quickly about the field with thought/purpose and trying to find the breaks and passing lanes. Many of the DA boys for LAG that came from LAGSB have at some point worked with MQ. His influence is still seen on the girls side with many of the LAGSB players (my two girls are included in this) . I could say more but than I would be bragging. :D
     
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    Whoa he sounds great!

    Can you name at least 1 player developed that moved on to pro?
     
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    No...but I don't think any of the boys he's trained are of age yet. He just recently moved to boys side full time for LAGSB 3 years ago as the DOC . He was with the girls when the club was still South Bay Force for quite a few years (but had a boys team while still coaching w/the girls). And prior to that he was Santa Anita SC and one other in the Pasadena area.
     
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    It's just that when ppl use the word DEVELOPMENT I usually ask for the end product to know what they actually mean.
     
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    Got it. Makes sense. I'm very particular who I prefer coaching my kids. For me development is to foster: skill/IQ/tech/style.
     
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    In no particular order
     
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    Your right, each is developed in different ways at different times. And, to different degrees as one moves along.
     
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