Creating A Challenging Culture That Kids Want To Be Apart Of
Christian Lavers (@CLavers1) is the Executive Vice President of C2SA (a part of CSM NA). He leads business development efforts for both US Club Soccer and it's management company, CS2A. Lavers continues to support and consult on efforts relating to US Club Soccer, particularly in the area of strategic and technical development. Lavers is also the President of the ECNL.
Lavers emphasizes the importance of coaches providing an environment that people want to be part of. Coaches need to do the best they can to make it challenging, stimulating, and enjoyable. When it comes to players choosing whether or not they want to be a part of that environment, a coach should facilitate them being informed on the pros and cons of joining the team.
After that, a coach needs to step back and let athletes and their families decide if they want to be a part of it. All the coach should do is create the culture and let players make decisions about playing or not.