I am curious - if you have a child who is "good" at soccer - you have to define "good" for yourself - how and when was it determined that s/he was good? How old was s/he? What was it that made is apparent? Did anyone else comment on it? And where does s/he play now - travel, rec, club, academy, etc. Thanks in advance.
Well, not sure what you are looking for and what you are looking for that will exactly help your child, but I will give it a shot.
Since you are posting on the BU9 board I will assume that your child is young. I say that because todayâ€™s 9 year old superstar could be an average U15 player tomorrow for a variety of reasons. But to be considered â€śgoodâ€ť or better than most they usually are faster than others, better dribblers and can maintain possession better than most at their age group. Speed alone does not make a very good player. Vision is another skill better than most the â€śvisionâ€ť to see an opportunity to see a play before it develops this involves an â€śintelligenceâ€ť that you see in some players that stand out from average players. Itâ€™s a lot of elements, not just the ones that I mentioned but itâ€™s usually clear to all spectators watching who the best players are. Itâ€™s more an objective judgement whereby there is agreement among almost all spectators and not just that playerâ€™s coach or parent that may be biased and not be able to be totally objective.
The question is why do you ask? What is the goal for your child? Fun? Scholarship possibilities? What is the end game?