Many players battle with the idea of acceptance by those closest to them, and approval from those who can define their next footballing move. But at what cost does this approval come? Many of these young players sacrifice creativity, problem solving skills, and even their own identity, in search of praise which is often misinformed.
The cultural ‘noise’ surrounding player development environments is killing players’ creativity. In football (and other sports) this ‘noise’ – be it comments from the sideline, praise/ criticism from coaches or parents, or constant instruction – limits players’ technical development...
Join our coaching
Start your Active or Accelerate Membership now and get unlimited access plus you will unlock exclusive features:
- Join the coaching discussion in our exclusive PDP Members Slack Community.
- Unlock all content, and save your favourite articles, videos or session plans to view later.
- Plus much more.