Equal Playing Time

posted Aug 10, 2011, 5:30 AM by kingfishsalmon@btinternet.com   [ updated Jan 26, 2012, 5:15 AM by Andrew Ellis ]

About 75% of children who play football stop playing the game before they get to the age of 13.  A recent study found the top five reasons for this high drop out rate were:

1. Lack of playing time;

2. Overemphasis on winning;

3. Other activities are more interesting;

4. Lack of fun; and

5. Coaching/adult behaviour.

At Wheathampstead Wanderers we are committed to all children playing at least half a game, emphasising enjoyment rather than a win at all costs attitude and creating a positive environment for everyone.