THE IMPORTANCE OF A WINNING MENTALITY IN YOUTH SOCCER
By Victor Satei
With long term player development (LTPD) being more recognized than ever before, there is a misunderstanding with regards to ‘Winning’ and the ‘Win at all costs’ approach in youth soccer. We need to understand that LTPD is very much about HCG Diet winning, however it is the emphasis on winning that needs to be adjusted depending on the stage of development and the level of play. As players progress through each stage the importance placed on winning becomes greater, however the principles necessary to developing a winner must always be taught.