Originally Posted by Seany
Don't always blame the coaches, the way American culture is heading, there are less and less kids who are willing to put the hard work in and and have a champion mentality, instead they become increasingly distracted by the internet/girls etc...Add to this they are probably comfortable financially. Sometimes you have to partially sacrifice these things and dedicate your life to your chosen sport, it appears to me the number of kids with the correct mentality is decreasing rapidly, not such a problem in Europe. You can't teach attitude.
Actually there is no evidence that young americain have a different mindset than the young american from the seventies. There is even less evidence that if if this evolution does exist, it doesn't in Europa. What would make you believe that young "european" have a different mentality?