Youth Sports – Specialize?

Youth Sports – Specialize?

The greatest difference between our children’s sporting experience and our own is the rise of year round, sport specific organizations that ask – even require – season after season of participation in order to stay in the player development pipeline. The pressure to...
Madrid Signs American Kid

Madrid Signs American Kid

Joshua Pynadath, an under-11 player from De Anza Force SC in California’s Bay Area, signed on with Real Madrid’s Alevín A team for the 2013-14 season. He trained with Madrid’s U11s twice and FC Barcelona before being selected by the former. “They told me that I was...
Messi as a Young Boy

Messi as a Young Boy

Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24, 1987. The dates on these highlights vary, but it appears young Leo is between 5 and 7 years old. The date of May 29, 1993 is clearly visible on one of the clips, which would make Messi not quite 6 years old at...

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