10 problems of the youth sports

  1. Young athletes compete too much and train too little.
  2. Adult programs are imposed on developmental age athletes.
  3. Preparation is centered on short-term goals – winning – rather than long-term goals.
  4. Chronological age rather than biological age is used to plan training and competition.
  5. To a large extent, coaches do not teach youth to correct and self-evaluate themselves.
  6. Coaches in youth sports are underpaid relative to the skills they should possess.
  7. Parents are not educated to think in terms of their child’s long-term development.
  8. Talent identification systems are largely based on physical and technical skills.
  9. There is no integration between technical-tactical learning and cognitive and emotional development of young people
  10. Problem-solving and decision-making skills are rarely coached.


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