Neil Postman, a professor of sociology at the University of New York, states in his well-known book The Extinction of Childhood (1992) that "modern society often does not allow children to distinguish their mode of living from that of adults." The environment that children move and play in today rarely allows for natural progression as an ahtlete, according to Postman. He believes that "children must discover the mysteries of life slowly and step by step, always in accordance with their mental stage and their present capacities."
Click here to download this month’s coaching education article discussing Taking Soccer Into the Future. US Youth Soccer Coaching Department offers a number of programs to educate new youth coaches and enhance the skills of current coaches, continuing the progress of the game. Don't forget to check out the latest offering from US Youth Soccer the Parents Guide - An Introduction to Youth Soccer, complete with online presentation, quiz and printable certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.
An additional program is the Coaches Connection, established to educate and further the flow of information between the coaches across the nation, the Connection connects you to the US Youth Soccer Coaching Education Network. Open to anyone, the Coaches Connection is for coaches, parents, referees, administrators…you. click here to learn more.