Where Colorado Buffalo alumni, fans and friends come to chat all things CU. Go Buffs!

Pro Sports Message Board


Joined: 11/27/2003 Posts: 38103
Likes: 14580

Structure and player development

The US isn’t even close to catching the Europeans and South Americans when it comes to structure and player development.

I was in West Germany for 2 years in the 80s. A high school buddy of mine had already been there for 6 months and he asked me to play for a local German club team that he was on. Think of a men’s rec league. These were experienced players but nothing special and certainly not pro or semi-pro. Before I could play, I had to get a photo ID from the German governing body and sign a contract that contained rules on how and when I could change teams. It was nuts. I just wanted some exercise. Some of the better players in our league moved up to higher leagues (see attachment). The players who make the Bundesliga and the National Team are the best of hundreds of thousands of players. It’s unbelievsbly organized and it’s all focused on moving players up the pyramid.

The US will never seriously compete for the WC until we create a similar system and all those football players turn to soccer.

(In response to this post by The Midnight Toker)

Link: German soccer

Posted: 07/11/2019 at 11:02PM


Insert a Link

Enter the title of the link here:

Enter the full web address of the link here -- include the "http://" part:

Current Thread:
US Men's soccer has improved, but are still far behind... -- The Midnight Toker 07/10/2019 7:21PM
  Structure and player development -- CUKev 07/11/2019 11:02PM
  Too funny -- BadgerBuff 07/12/2019 12:14PM
  All about tradition and time -- BadgerBuff 07/11/2019 10:55AM
  Soccer is not the #1sport for girls in US high schools -- The Midnight Toker 07/11/2019 3:08PM
  Club sports ** -- BadgerBuff 07/11/2019 6:14PM
  Thanks 2buff -- BadgerBuff 07/11/2019 9:49PM
  There are so many interesting dynamics to it -- CUKev 07/11/2019 12:23PM
  Too many other options for men -- CUKev 07/10/2019 10:45PM

Notice: Trying to get property 'queue' of non-object in /data/www/sportswar.com/wp-includes/script-loader.php on line 2781

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /data/www/sportswar.com/wp-includes/script-loader.php on line 2781