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Discussion in 'Youth & HS Soccer' started by ppierce34, Apr 18, 2019.
Once again here...
But yes - come save associated football in the United States!
If you honestly want to come here and coach, it's probably a good idea to listen to people who have experience dealing with the system you claim to want to join.
That would require a willingness to learn. Nobody here thinks you're not a real coach, but you're not as special as you think you are. If you could set aside your transparent need to prove your superiority to a bunch of strangers on the internet, you might actually get some insight which would you succeed over here, both professionally and as a coach.
Here's an interview with another Brit who came over here, identified many of the same issues we've been trying to explain to you, and came up with a plan to address them from the perspective of training competitive, serious players:
US Soccer and problems – how Prep4Pro deals with them
Still smiling, folks.
You know who would lap up his BS and make him a nice living?
The very upper-middle-class helicopter parents he claims to despise. Clubs that cater to those parents LOVE splashing cash on big-mouthed foreign coaches who talk the development talk. And then recruit a bunch of 6'3" cement-booted athletes to play Route One football just well enough to compete at showcase tournaments.
Guys like him are a dime a dozen over here. They perpetuate the problem they claim to want to fix.
Thank you. That is a reasonable, well written article that unfortunately contained very little that I didn't already know.
I pride myself on always being willing to learn and develop a growth mindset. I think it's equally important to instil this trait in your players (and also sometimes in soccer parents) !!!!!!
Still with the insults. You can't help yourself, can you?
Seriously, man--you've been throwing around insults left and right but somehow when you get a bit of stick in return it's a problem.
You're an open book.
And yet you've been mocking me and others for saying the same things.
And you wonder why you're not getting the respect you so obviously crave.
Oh hell yeah - lots of money to made there!
He has an accent to go along with the sell - he's gotta be better then anything State side!
The problem is that in order to coach in the US, you need licensing - D/C/B/A...
What my kids coach found (he's from Spain) is that the people running these classes are very vocal about dumping the style or approach to coaching that was obtained - in this case, in Spain and adhearing to what the USSF demands in terms of coaching style through these courses.
So even at the license/course level, we are learning a one size fits all approach towards how to not qualify for the World Cup.
So very American.
Yeah. My son had a foreign coach who had been COMPLETELY indoctrinated into the American system. He's the one who instructed the team that they should run around no matter what--even if it made no tactical sense--because that's what college coaches are looking for.
I'm sure he knew better--he made it clear he knew better--but he also knew how to keep his job.
My son, as mentioned already, was more than happy to leave that club and figure out his own path.
I'd say the focus on college is the barrier. Would you agree?
I would say USSF needs to align - or assist in aligning the pyramid and rid us of wasteful leagues - all the while paving a path to college. So yes.
I want too also see a shift away from the American way we are training and heavily push the open play (free) concept as an addition to rec and travel play.
Costs have to come down as well.
I have seen many/most clubs hiring coaches with UEFA licenses and not demanding USSF licenses. If the coach you mention has a UEFA license from Spain some of the material will be the same anyway. It would be interesting to hear from someone who has both, but I know I read that when USSF updated its coaching material in 2015/2016 they "borrowed" material from UEFA but also "Americanized" material.
Also is he saying that UEFA license does not cover style of play but USSF Licensing does? I find that doubtful.
I think the issue was that he was constantly being told to forget about his training abroad because that won't fly over here.
Girls practiced Wednesday and you could not see their shoes in the grass. It was at least 6 inches tall. Couldnt pass, couldnt dribble but i suppose i'm just being a whiny american spoiled parent.
One season my son's club team couldn't get regular time at any of the over-booked fields so one of their two weekly practices was at an elementary school. Not a field--the school didn't have one. Just the grassy area next to the school. It was...not ideal.
And yeah--I don't at all mind kids playing pickup wherever they can. But that season I was very much thinking "what the hell am I paying for?"