the ages of soccer
For the Greek historian Epaminondas, in life there are solely two ages: that of progress and that of reminiscence. Within the first, the individual grows in abilities, knowledge… Within the second, the individual offers with ordering his reminiscences and, when he dies, he’ll proceed to reside within the reminiscence of his family members.
In soccer he says the identical factor occurs. Whereas the participant continues to develop, he’ll have the ability to elevate his degree of play and keep longer, as Joaquín from Puerto does, no matter his start date.
Nevertheless, within the grassroots soccer classes, chronological age (how previous they’re) is used as it’s a straightforward useful resource to position every participant in a class. It’s not appropriate, as a result of there are those that develop earlier than solely as a result of their nature is like that, and among the many smallest gamers of very completely different sizes and complexions coexist.
However, in response to Epaminondas, this double obsession with chronological age and likewise with repeating the competitions of the older ones within the youthful ones, is ending the expansion age of some girls and boys.
For instance, he explains, a baby of 5, 6 and even 10 years previous, the place he must be is along with his household and mates. Transferring him to a different metropolis or one other autonomous group simply to play in an absurd competitors during which they’re additionally subjected to lengthy journeys to play, will not be what that little one wants.
Fathers, moms and the Federation should put an finish to competitions for younger youngsters (together with these often known as child classes) and stop them from leaving their pure and acquainted atmosphere simply because the large groups need to signal that participant earlier than they signal him his everlasting rival. Kids play, however with the well-being of youngsters you do not play.