Dear Coach Ramos,
As a parent of a child in your current micro-clinic (Monday nights, the U9 group), and perhaps more importantly in this case, as a professor of sport and recreation management, I would like to express that I think your philosophy is right on the money. I teach extensively about the importance of having fun and wanting to come back to play the sport again the next season as primary goals for any youth sport program. The kids define fun as having chances to touch the ball, avoiding time standing in lines, and getting chances to play the game!
So far I have been impressed with the organization of the micro-clinic and the use of time to maximize touches-per-child. I thought the drills you used last week were great examples of your emphasis on ball mastery.
The parent who said you are not “teaching” is simply unaware of what little children are capable of learning and how they want to learn it.
Keep up the good work and thanks for providing this quality newsletter!
Peter S. Finley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sport and Recreation Management
Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314