There’s something that I’ve noticed within amateur environment that seems to be across the boards with respect to coaches. There is this “my way or the highway” environment that permeates a lot of clubs for the 12 years old, up into high school, and absolutely at the college level. Now I know there are exceptions, but for the most part, I haven’t seen it (exceptions).
Granted, my experiences have only been up and down the East Coast, from Maine to Georgia, and west to Ohio, but still. The majority of the coaching population at the amateur level is pure adult control and adult pressures of one or more adults on other adults that elect to coach.
So, does visiting this site and receiving advice actually backfire on a youngster who takes that advice and brings it onto the playing field? I don’t know how much of that assumption is fact or just my imagination. So, I put it out there for some feedback.
Have you taken advice and suggestions presented here, onto the field, only to be told… “hey wait a minute, you’re not doing what I told you to do.”