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 and development of the new “Academy” 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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