Hope all is well with everyone. On monthly basis Carmine and I will be forwarding you some articles on various soccer topics which we hope you find informative and interesting. We also hope that the articles would spark an interest for further conversations among us coaches at coaching/technical sessions. Most of the articles will be from "success in soccer" magazine which we find quite interesting and different from other soccer articles. We encourage you to spend time to read the article before following the sample practice sessions or exercises so you have a better understanding of the key factors and coaching points related to the exercises.
As you know the new LTPD program requires all of us to understand the age groups we work with a little better and for that reason we thought you will find the attached article quite relevant to the topic. In this article sports psychologist Lothar Linz a licensed sports psychologist gives us an overview of mental development and how it affects training at each age level.