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Why US Youth Development Continues To Stagnate

An interesting perspective by Rahul Krishna on the state of US soccer youth player development: Why USA’S Youth Development Continues To Stagnate (Breaking the Lines, November 26, 2018).

Mac Matthews (Director of Auburn Thunder Academy) adds: “Spot on. Continued focus on development… will pay huge dividends in the next 10 years. But only if we educate the parents and support the development-minded coaches. “Development of each player” makes everyone nod yes… until you lose a couple of games.”

Chad Parish

Chad has coached recreational soccer since 2011: U10 Girls, U13 Girls, U16 Girls, and U19 Girls. He has served as Recreational League Director since 2013. He has a USSF E License, and was named Alabama Soccer's "Recreational Coach of the Year" in 2015.

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