club soccer

Is Competitive Soccer Actually Elite?

At what point is a competitive soccer team still competitive?  Is it fair to slap the label of “Premier” on a club that has 5,6 or even 8 or more tiers of players in any one age category?  Clubs are businesses.  It makes good business sense to add as many clubs in a tier as the parents will support, but… is it really fair to the players?

Playing Multiple Positions in Soccer

Manchester United Academy’s Coach Dean Whitehouse shared his thoughts about player development.  He said that it was more important to develop the players individually than the team.