Elitism and why experts don’t like it.

Aug 07, 13 Elitism and why experts don’t like it.

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As we move away from non competition football at under age (SSG), it’s time we looked at our selection process. Meaning, why do we still grade (stream) kids at young at 9 & 10 and separate them into As, Bs and C teams? The Answer: Well, because we have always done that. “Approximately 99.8% of children will not make...

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Specialisation now or later?

Mar 23, 11 Specialisation now or later?

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

Just let them play, but not too much! Lately I have listened to so many different arguments about kids playing soccer as well as other sports. Too often I hear coaches complaining because one of their players is off playing Rugby or Gaelic etc. Not long ago I myself was annoyed at one of my players playing GAA one weekend as well as...

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