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Fixing The Player Development Problem

Discussion in 'Breakfast with Gazza (with Sachmoneious Bullcrap)' started by soxfan121, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Titans Bastard

    Titans Bastard has sunil gulati in his sights Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    https://www.chicago-fire.com/post/2...soccer-foundation-build-50-mini-soccer-fields

     
  2. 67YAZ

    67YAZ Member SoSH Member

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    Fantastic. This seemed to get buried on a busy news day here in Chicago (Board of Education moving to close 5 high schools, the IG recommending the school chief be removed, 4 shot in a gang-related fracas at an L stop...pretty standard mid-week stuff here). Anyway...a pic of an existing mini-pitch that the others will be modeled after:

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    Also key to note is that the Fire Foundation has committed to programming for these pitches. Their P.L.A.Y.S. program is a blend of soccer skills and youth development, so it's not intended to churn out polished talent. But more opportunities to engage with the sport should lead to greater, more diverse participation over time. Not to mention keeping kids safely away from gangs, guns, and drugs, which is sadly a pressing need here in Chicago.
     
    #52 67YAZ, Dec 7, 2017 at 11:18 AM
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017 at 5:18 PM
  3. Cellar-Door

    Cellar-Door Member SoSH Member

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    Similar to Kyle Martino's pitch yesterday to Everyone's game about over/under and doing what they do in South America with Goals under basketball hoops.
     

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