Sunday, January 07, 2007

I Could Have Written This, I Think.

Prep star faces burnout

I like the quote from her HS coach:
"It used to be you'd finish up your club season then you would take June and July off. But now, people are doing their (club soccer team) tryouts in May. It's like you play high school for three months, and the other nine months you're playing club. There's no real break.

When the kids come out to play football, there's a football season. In baseball, there's spring ball and fall ball, but not to the same extent of soccer. . . . There's always another (club soccer) tournament somewhere in the country where someone is telling you that you need to be there seen by so and so. It's a competitive world out there. I think everyone's forgotten that it would be nice if they could just be kids."

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