Today I’m joined once again by Joey Cascio. One of the extremely rare exceptional American coaches
He wanted us to discuss what are likely the 2 most critical components (of the 5) to player development:
- The parent, family, household influence. And
- The structured club team influence.
This led us to chat about a variety of touch-points.
From proper mentorship, to the bullshit youth soccer league caste system , why this caste system exists in the first place, and things to consider when deciding where to play and when.
Also, why is raw athleticism far more heavily weighted in the US vs in the rest of the world?
The other related thing that makes an appearance in this episode is the USWNT.
This was recorded after the women had played Vietnam and Holland in the World cup, and I went on an epic rant on how I saw the state of the women’s program and the reality of its totally misunderstood history.
I’ll put it to you this way, it is in no way surprising the women ended up having their worst world cup performance in history. The reality of what the US women’s game is, was clear even from the 90s. That is, if you know football, and you know what you’re watching.
I hope you enjoy and gain insights that are definitely not available in the mainstream.
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