THE PARENT'S ROLE IN NURTURING A DIFFERENCE MAKER
The role of the parent is more significant than the role of the coach. Coaches are often given way too much credit for the development of a child's outstanding soccer abilities. In truth, the real magic happens within the environment of a child's home during their early ages.
No, this does not mean you need to tie a parachute to your child's back in a grandiose effort to turn three-year-old Samuel into the next Kylian Mbappe. There are more subtle ways to supercharge Samuel's home environment to get him on the right path.
In his best-selling book, Atomic Habits, James Clear writes, "Whatever habits are normal in your culture are among the most attractive behaviors you'll find." In a household that values soccer and family deeply, a child's infatuation and love for the ball will grow.