The hypocrisy of US Youth Soccer

Have any of you coaches every noticed this? A good chunk of the lectures US Youth Soccer gives to coaches and clubs is about the importance of player development and how winning should be de-emphasized… while most of the emails they send out are pimping the results of their various youth championships?

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“Hey coach!”

One of the coolest things about coaching is when you bump into a kid you used to coach and he’s an adult and he still calls you “coach.” It may seem like a small thing but it really shows the respect you’ve earned, the impact you’ve made on them.