Question for other 07 parents regarding coaching. I have a daughter who has played on a town team and has played for two academy teams. My experience with coaching so far has been mixed. As a person who never played soccer I rely on these teams to teach my kid the game. At this age group, the focus seems to be on players moving the ball and practices are spent mostly playing small sided games, rondo or same variation of these. They never practice set pieces, plays, finishing, aerial ball control etc. These seem to be the same weakness for most teams. Little emphasis is placed on individual skills development at this age group. It seems like they expect your kid to know all facets of the game at 12/13 and have no interest in individual player development. Having played other sports, there was always a lot of emphasis in skills development not just group tactics. Football always individual development( strength, agility and skills), team tactics, and position training. Is this a common coaching style for teams that your kids play on? Itâ€™s seems like coaches are doing a disservice to kids who are still in a developmental age and will just quit because they age getting discouraged. Any thoughts?