He’s too small


Our Under 9s played yesterday morning and the opposition team had a player who I would say was the best player I’ve seen our team play against in the last 2-3 years. He was small but he was so comfortable on the ball it was unreal, he could twist, turn, read the game, pass the ball with the inside or outside of his foot and he played both wide and as a defender – fantastic player.

I was intrigued so I spoke to their manager, “Your 22’s a fantastic player isn’t he?”, “Yep, but he’s just been released from Reading because he’s too small, silly isn’t it?”. And there we have it, this nonsense that seems to see players dropped because of their physical stature despite clearly having immense technical capabilities, I can’t get my head around it.

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About Simon
Grassroots Football Coach

2 Responses to He’s too small

  1. To think the lad is only 8 years old and with all his growing still to do it seems crazy. Fortunate though that he’s not been badly scarred by the experience and is still enjoying playing football.

  2. The lad is only 8 years old, and still has all his growing to do. Crazy logic by the pro club. Where is the commitment to long term player development?

    Fortunate the player doesn’t appear scarred by the experience and is still enjoying playing football.

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