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The Perfect Storm

Skill acquisition specialist, Mark Upton, helps us navigate the complex mix of variables that every young player experiences throughout their development. The way in which each player perceives these events can lead to very different results - some will be stifled by the experience, while others will go on to become the future superstars of our game.


In the backyard of an Australian home, a young boy tries to chip a football over a small pond and into his mini- goal on the other side. In Brazil, teens playing on...

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