For too long, the strength, size, speed and age were the main criteria for young players, but not for long
that England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce hopes of victory over the Czech Republic in Viborg on Sunday to reach the knockout stages of Euro 2011, the Football Association is preparing a change in the form of young players start their career after studies have shown that children born in summer are much less likely to be selected for the academies of clubs. According to the FA, for the 2008-09 season 57% of players in the Premier League academies are born between September and December, while 14% had birth date between May and August.Premier League
recognize the importance of these statistics and Ged Roddy, director of youth, wants to train more coaches and clubs in what is called "relative age to affect them."Tottenham Hotspur
now adapt their exploration and development of future stars to ensure the talent of a player - instead of a birthday or size - is its most important feature. UEFA has also conducted research on the theme of this year. Barcelona, ??considered the best club in the world, has a policy of investment in players technically astute and Ajax of Johan Cruyff plans to transform the way the club coaches of young players.
While in the UEFA competitions and other choice old European football club from January to December in England, the period is from September to August. Andy Roxburgh, UEFA technical director, told the
: "Take the [current] European Under-17 We tested this competition - 75% of the players were in it. January to April category. In other words, if you were born on December 26 or 27 you have a problem of being selected for national youth teams.Nick Levett, Development Manager National Football Association, he said. "For the 2009 season 57% of children in the Premier League academies born September to December and 14% were born in May-August Where are the children of May and August? The simple fact is that adults voted out of the game because our desire to make bigger, stronger, faster players. We plan to change the base [of clubs] football to run from January to December. We know through research that we [still] to obtain a bias January to April children [to be chosen by browsers], but this then means that the summer "" the middle group are born of the football club and the last group for the school football. So age is not a disadvantage for all.
"We also look at the size of it. We need more small fields appropriate to the age [that] benefit unless the player physics and more technical advantage for the player. "
The FA wishes to implement changes for the 2013-14 season. "The observer can detect the most talented player with great potential for the future and not necessarily the player with the greatest impact on the team right now," said John McDermott, head of the academy in Tottenham said. "At Tottenham, we have introduced strategies to attempt to combat prejudice [including] to the seven, eight, nine and 10 years and, therefore, a player moves up to the age of his birthday. In this way the experiences that the younger and more as the year progresses.