Co-authors of the book, "Coaching Outside the Box: Changing the Mindset in Youth Soccer," Paul Mairs and Richard Shaw stopped by to talk about the nature of the sport. They feel there is a need to redefine how success is measured at the youth level, putting less focus on winning and more on skill development and fun.
- Soccer has grown enormously in the U.S. over the last 20 years. Today, it's one of the most popular sports for the youth of America.
- The book discusses how this issue is primarily fueled by an incessant demand for winning, short-term results, and instantaneous gratification from coaches and parents.
- "Coaching Outside the Box: Changing the Mindset of Youth Soccer" is available at amazon.com