Is too much importance placed on winning at the 6-12 age groups at the expense of individual development? US Soccer believes so and they are proposing changes. They are concerned that coaches overly emphasize teaming players as opposed to helping players have fun and develop individual skills. The organization wants young players to have fun and to express themselves. They want players to learn in an environment that contains smaller sides and smaller pitches. CLICK HERE to read more insight from Dan Abrahams, a global sport psychologist specializing in soccer.
CLICK HERE to read US Soccer's new Player Development Initiatives.