I had my daughter tryout for an OYSL u14 team in Sept 2010 - thinking if she made the team she would be coming off the bench - this would be good for her... something she could work towards since she was coming from a rep Cteam that I coached for two years. Well she's a starter on that team and around lets say top 4 in technical skill and to me that's where the biggest let down is for her to build intensity.
I believe her technical skill is 1-2yrs behind where it should be but, what she needs right now is to practice her technical skills in a consistent high intensity environment. http://renegadesofgirlsoccer.blogspot.com/
Why is it we as a society feel girls can't practice at a high enduring level or shouldn't until they get into collage or finish high school. By then girls have lost a lot of the mental reaction developed in high intensity drills and scrimmages at an early age.
Yeah I have to agree in England, i hate to admit it but their is an noticable difference between mens and womens football mainly skill,pace and intensity. I think they need to improve the quality from a younger age.
I'm happy u can admit it and this should not be the case happening in England. However most international even club teams takes on the cultural philosophy of the country and coach. Take a look at the top 10 countries and think about their approach to woman's (soccer) athletics.
The woman's international rankings are wide open and in the next year will change after the woman's 2011 World cup - however, I strongly believe the first county that implements a high intensity girl's youth soccer program will dominate long term. Canada is doing well right now mainly because of their new found functional formation and added confidence and attitude supplied by Carolina Morace and her style and vision. But, all the success Canada is acquiring they seam to take woman's soccer as a past time hobby.
My view and approach is total different I'm her to empower my daughter and youth girls soccer players to play beyond what society claims that their barriers are and challenge their athletic soccer capabilities to a whole new level- in the name of competitive evolution.
Starting with Renegades of Girls Soccer - local, random - free, high intense (FUN) summer scrimmage seasons for elite and provincial girl (98,97,96yrs) soccer players.
Let me know if you would like to join us :)
Totally with you. I coach two Elite teams for the Mississauga Falcons...a 95 and a 98 team, and would love to get involved in this.
The 16's are Crossfitters as well.
@Brian I've had the opportunity of working with the Mississauga Falcons, your team and we have crossed each others paths before on the pitch. I commend your commitment to youth girls soccer development and you are one of those coaches out on the field concerned about the direction of girl soccer development and quality besides winning. Sharing with you the purpose of Renegades of Girls Soccer would be ideal and great for the advancement of youth girls soccer.
I will be sending out a Renegades of Girls Soccer mass introductory email today and I will add you to the mail out list. You can also go ahead and become a friend on Facebook and follow us on Twitter - your insight, points of view and soccer experience would make for a valuable contribution to the next level girl soccer player.
Don ! Of course, of course ! When Isaw the name I thought " Nah, can't be the same".Total fail.
This is a fantastic initiative because it focuses on the girls and transcends these ridiculous territorial boundaries of "Oh no, we can't practice together, we play for different clubs!"
Whose interests are we really looking out for as coaches ?
I'm keenly looking forward to your mailing.
@Brian, I'm pleased to read your acceptable reaction - because Renegades of Girls Soccer is totally for youth girl soccer players advancement minus the politics. The girls that show-up for these soccer scrimmage sessions wants to be around girls of like mind, that brings a sense of intensity and commitment to their game for their game. Its all voluntarily... no team cuts...no fees... no boundaries and no team affiliation. "Just good competitive fun."
I'm not coaching soccer this year but I'm still interested in making a contribution to my daughters soccer development and other girl soccer players at a competitive level. "Renegades of Girls Soccer is my contribution over this summer'.