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Soccer loses out to love
February 15, 2008, 4:36 pm
Filed under: Dave Clarke, Soccer Training | Tags: ,

What age does youth soccer lose out to love? We’ve puzzled over this one in the Better Soccer Coaching offices all day. Atdavidclarke1.gif training last night – Valentine’s Day – the under 12 girls were well represented, the under 13 boys and even the under 14 boys were well represented. But the under 15s had only four boys turn up.

When I asked the loyal ones where their team mates were they shuffled about a bit and muttered something about a Valentine’s School party. That was the first I had heard about it, and none of their parents sent me the usual contrite email to say their son couldn’t make training that evening.

So, making a mental note to cancel plans for cheerleaders at the under 16 games, I will not be running training for under 15 and above next season.

But if anyone has any other tales of soccer losing out to love Better Soccer Coaching would love to hear about it.

Dave Clarke, Better Soccer Coaching editor


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