Super Y?

Discussion in 'Youth & HS Soccer' started by Beau Dure, Jun 28, 2021.

  1. sam_gordon

    sam_gordon Member

    Feb 27, 2017
    I would not let the threat of "restricting players to alumni & current players" cause me to put my child in a "not good" (not saying bad) situation. I find it hard to believe that ANY club/team would not even look at other players, and if those players are good enough, ask them to play.

    As far as playing time, I do think you need to compare the entire season. If the child plays only 25% in three games, but 75% in three other games, that's still 50% for the season.

    Do you (and your son) have a realistic evaluation of his skills? "As high a level as possible" meaning what? Play a higher level but sacrifice playing time or play at the highest level THEY are qualified for?

    Based solely on your posts, I'd look for other options to the Super Y.
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  2. VolklP19

    VolklP19 Member+

    Jun 23, 2010
    Sometimes going to a lesser team with a better coach and players who may appreciate the effort more is a good thing. It's not always a step back but it provides a completely different experience that can help a player grow - even more then on a better team in some cases.

    Bottom line is they have to be happy. Misery at a top team with 25% playing time is not sustainable IMO. You will risk your child leaving the sport altogether.
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  3. CornfieldSoccer

    Aug 22, 2013
    Agree wholeheartedly with the "have to be happy" piece, but what makes a kid hit that sweet spot may vary by kid. Going to a lesser team can also be really deflating, even if playing time and and the importance of a player's role in a team go up.

    Mine is juggling a little of that right now as finds himself spending part of his time on what amounts to a combined B team for 04s and 05s. Safe to say he'd rather go back to being a full-time A-teamer who plays less than half of the available game minutes (the quality of the practices is higher, expectations are higher, teammates force you to be better at the A level, ...).
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  4. VolklP19

    VolklP19 Member+

    Jun 23, 2010
    Sure - this can also be age dependant.

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