A club development philosophy

How many of your grassroots football clubs have a development philosophy when it comes to young player development? If you have one in place, what does it look like? If you don’t have one, have you tried to implement or is it something you haven’t considered?

It strikes me that many clubs have good organisation, setup & qualified coaches but no unified approach to developing young players. The aspect is, quite rightly, on ensuring the kids have fun but should we link in development to give our players the best chance of success whilst we have an opportunity to do so?


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Grassroots Football Coach

2 Responses to A club development philosophy

  1. Recently introduced documents for the club as referred to above. At grassroots, the challenge will be to ensure that everyone subscribes to, supports and actively applies the approach.

  2. Vinny says:

    A plan is essential. Starting of with your nursery programme for 4-7yr olds. The links your club should have with the local school and your clubs philosphy toward underage coaching. e.g. At what stage do you conentrate on winning in comparison to player development. Just some of my thoughts. Big fan of club development!

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