I can't stand by while you create a false public perception of the Legends club and the great coaces who have coached, or are currently coaching, your daughter.
My child has trained with over ten different coaches over the last ten years
Your child has trained with over ten coaches over the last ten years. Isn't this a little strange for a 13 year old? She has played for our club with two of the very best coaches I have ever had the pleasure to work with i.e Tom Mura and Jamie Leeper.
There aren't two better coaches in KC for children 8-13 years of age than Tom & Jamie.
Does your daughter use the deceptive dribbling & shooting skills we taught her? Be careful when crafting your response because she used them under pressure in my last DVD and, from what I'm told by an incredibly trustworthy source, also uses them in games.
Needless to say we disagree to an immense degree. If any of my players does their best it does not matter to me whether their team wins or loses.
To judge a child by any other standard other than doing ones best is a horrible parenting and teaching error.
maybe time should be spent keeping the Legends house in order before throwing stones at other clubs.
I do not criticize other coaches or clubs. I have purposely avoided all references to other coaches and clubs because any positive change has to come from good parents who want their children to be treated fairly in a way that will maximize their potential.
It is true that I believe our philosophy to be different and better than anything I have yet seen for children. It has taken me nearly 50 years in the game to develop and refine these methods so that the potential of all players can be maximized. The readers of this forum are intelligent enough to check out the evidence of this claim. Anyone who wants to understand the mechanics and theory of what we do can either go to www.kclegends.com
or get a copy of my book by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org (or both).
After reading the book and seeing the factual record of individual and club success it is impossible to argue that more traditional methods of coaching are more fun, fairer and better for developing individual skills than what we do. Given the chance to work with a group of players long enough we also develop great teams. This vey logical because a great team game can only be played by players with great skill. Without great skill tactical options are limited.
More importantly a great life can only be lived if a child's creative character is challenged and improved to the greatest degree.
This is and always will be the greatest value of the Legends philosophy.
My personal opinion is that your attitude is very damaging to the fragile self-concept of young people. Unfortunately I have most often found that it is the very person who needs the Legends message the most who has the greatest resistance to change. It is usually this individual that cannot recognize the incredible benefits of bringing up a child who gives 100% per cent effor and has no fear, guilt, shame or blame. What we do makes children brave creative and willing to lead. In our program kids are developed in an atmosphere that's free of fear. They are encouraged to take the bravest and most creative risks
Soccer is only the vehicle for making the most out of every child!
PS: I suggest you take a long hard look at yourself, your background, your biases & your attitude with regard to winning. Then take the action steps needed to make the positive changes that will benefit your daughter and her teammates.