View Single Post
Old 02-03-2012, 07:54 AM   #2
Hall Of Fame
Ash_Smith's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: A green and pleasant land
Posts: 3,816

I think that is a very well written response. But I would like to pick you up on one thing "a proven idea called play and stay in Europe since 2005" - it isn't proven at all, and we won't see if it is proven to produce top players until maybe 2020 (assuming players started at Mini Red at age 5 in 2005). In fact one of the greatest criticisms of the scheme in the UK was that there was no proof at all - it was just one persons "idea".

Don't get me wrong, I love the modified equipment, but I don't like the mandate we have dictating what age can play what "colour" competition. Biological age should dictate, not chronological age.

Otherwise, well said!

Don't be upset by the results you didn't get from the work you didn't do...
talkcoaching on wordpress, come check it out :)
Ash_Smith is offline