While every youth club coach will claim to be a practitioner of player development, it is
often difficult for non-soccer parents to objectively determine fact from hyperbole.

On the surface, the inexperienced soccer parent often equates results with success and
success with player development, and comes to regard the club that wins the most
games and the most championships as the most alluring.

There is, however, more to the story: while it is relatively easy to be a successful youth
coach, it is very difficult to be a successful developer of talent.