Manchester United Committed To Youth Development

Posted by Kelley Halter On September - 26 - 2014

Ryan Giggs has insisted that the commitment of Manchester United to Youth Development remains strong. The club has a proud record of having a minimum of one homegrown player in every match day squad but the recent sale of academy graduate Danny Welbeck and hefty spending of the summer transfer window has led people to believe that things may be changing now.

Ryan Giggs Manchester United

Giggs, one of United’s greatest youth products, said ‘The club will never change. The history of the club is to play exciting football, always give youngsters a chance, keep to the traditions of the club.

‘Okay Danny has left, which is obviously disappointing because you never want to see a homegrown player leave, but this is a manager who gave Seedorf his chance, Kluivert his chance, Iniesta his chance, Xavi, Thomas Muller – he has got a track record of giving youngsters a chance. Giggs added, ‘Players will leave but we have got to make sure young players come through because United fans demand it. I want to see young players come through.

‘That has been (the case) right through the history of Manchester United and we never want to lose that.’

Over the summer, United spent more than £150million in a major squad rebuild after last season’s disappointments.

Nicky Butt, another former youth star, said ‘I think all clubs are changing. He added, ‘I think Man Utd was probably one of the last outstanding ones that had the connection between youth and the first team – to be fair to Liverpool now they are doing that very well – but we are still trying to do that.’

Kundan Chandra Signed By Mumbai FC As Head Of Youth Development

Posted by Kelley Halter On September - 9 - 2014

I-League club Mumbai FC has signed AFC ‘A’ License coach Kundan Chandra as the head of its Youth Development wing.

“Chandra brings his valuable expertise to Mumbai FC in areas such as youth football, grassroots, women’s football as well as organizing football festivals,” said a media release on Tuesday. Chandra is an AIFF ‘D’ License Instructor as well as an AIFF scout for the U17 World Cup to be played in the country in 2017.

English football manager Peter Reid

Chandra said his focus would be to produce players of high caliber. “My objective is to produce players of high quality who are technically, mentally, psychologically and physiologically fit and are also model citizens of the society. We are in process of designing and implementing one of the most ambitious grassroots football structures in India.”

“It will be my endeavor to make sure that all the Mumbai FC youth teams perform to the best of their ability and the players subsequently go on to represent club and country. I am looking forward to this mammoth responsibility,” he added.

“We are pleased to appoint Kundan Chandra and we feel he is the right man for the job. His has worked in grassroots football, youth football, coach education and all other aspects which will only help us create a robust youth system for our club.”

Recently, Mumbai City Football Club today named eminent English football manager Peter Reid as Team Manager and experienced coach Steve Darby as the assistant coach for their campaign at the Indian Super League (ISL).

NFF Given Suggestions On Coaching And Youth Development

Posted by Kelley Halter On July - 9 - 2013

There must be conscious efforts by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to build the capacity of the coaches as well as give quality attention to youth development for the country to regain its place among the top football playing nations, said Piet de Jong, who is one of the resource persons at the five-day coaching course organized by Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF) in collaboration with Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) concluded in Lagos.

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De Jong, an instructor with KNVA, remarked it was obvious that Nigeria is endowed with quality personnel in terms of coaching, but said that the Nigeria Football Federation must coordinate them to bring out the best in them.

“I think one of the things lacking is teaching young players the basics and this can be driven by the NFF by ensuring the structure is there for coaching and selection of players for the various nations’ teams. There must be master plan in terms of coaching and selection of players because Nigeria has a large population and it is the organization of this that will ensure the best is selected.

“Also, the NFF must be ready to work with schools to ensure that the players are identified when they are still young from their various schools. For us, we believe Nigeria has the prospects of being one of the best footballing nations in the world but the structure must be right from the youth development program,” he said.

The training, hosted at the state-of-the art sports facility of Greensprings School in Lagos, had 30 coaches drawn from across the country in attendance.

Young Talent Nurtured At Olympic Youth Development Centre In Zambia

Posted by Kelley Halter On December - 20 - 2012

The Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia recently hosted the swimming, judo and track and field events of the Zone Six Under-20 Games, featuring around 2,000 athletes from 12 participating countries. The center made enough impact on the lives of young people this month.

Young Talent Nurtured At Olympic Youth Development Centre In Zambia

Opened in 2010, the state-of-the-art sports center is the first in a series of multi-sport facilities scheduled to be built in developing countries as part of the International Olympic Committee’s Sport for Hope program that is meant to provide young people and communities in developing countries with opportunities to practice sport and receive education on the values of Olympism.

The regional youth games, established by the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA), began in Mozambique in 2004. The biennial event was created for promoting regional integration, fair play, mutual respect, and other Olympic values and the benefits of the Youth Development Center to local athletes could also be seen in athletics, with six medals won by athletes based at the facility.

Competitors, spectators, and organizers alike said they were very much impressed with the center that in in addition to the Olympic-size swimming pool, includes synthetic football and hockey pitches, tennis courts, a boxing ring and multi-purpose areas that can accommodate sports such as basketball, handball, weightlifting, volleyball, and gymnastics.

Role Of Advisory Councils In Youth Development Plan Cited By NYC

Posted by Kelley Halter On December - 5 - 2012

An official of the National Youth Commission (NYC) underscored the role of the Regional Youth Advisory Councils in the different regions of the country in the achievement of the goals of the Philippine Youth Development Plan (PYDP) for 2012-2016.

PYDP serves as the country’s blueprint for youth development, said NYC Chairman Leon Flores III. “Policies are only good as the weakest implementer on the ground,” said Flores as he keynoted the 1st National Convention of the Regional Youth Advisory Councils held in Iloilo City from December 3 to 5.

The RAC is the regional counterpart of the National Advisory Council that was created by virtue of Republic Act 8044, otherwise known as the “Youth in Nation Building Act of 1995.” It is composed of regional agencies and youth organization and was primarily established for localizing the implementation of policies and coordination and monitoring of programs at the regional level.

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Most informative site on Youth Development

Posted by Kelley Halter On September - 16 - 2011

Most Informative site on youth developmentBlogandopinion.com, one of the most eminent sites in the world of fair opinion and information, recently awarded the most informative site on youth development (social networking, youth videos, motivational blogs, and relationships and youth) to BlogforYouth.com

This recognition is all because of esteemed visitors of BlogforYouth.com and we hereby thank you all for your continued patronage.

Youth development quotations

Posted by Kelley Halter On May - 14 - 2011

Youth development quotations

If you have been looking for the best youth development quotes, this is the right place for you. These inspiring quotes will surely make a big difference in the world of youth development and prosperity for you in no time.

The elective system offered a bewildering freedom of choice, leaving some graduates with the impression that they had nibbled at dozens of canapés of knowledge and never had their fill.  – Ted Morgan

To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature.  Most persons do not see the sun.  At least they have a very superficial seeing.  The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child.  The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The quality of a university is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes in.  – Robert J. Kibbee

Standardization is the fertilizer of college education.  A little may be useful, but flowers do not grow in pure manure.  – Martin H. Fischer

A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000.  – Leonard L. Levinson

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.  A happiness weapon.  A beauty bomb.  And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one.  It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air.  Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas.  And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight.  Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in.  With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest.  And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.  – Robert Fulghum

Funding boost for S-League clubs cheered

Posted by Kelley Halter On April - 22 - 2011

Funding boost for S-League clubs cheered

The youth development program at each of the S-League clubs would get a great boost if the Football Association of Singapore’s (FAS) ongoing negotiations with potential sponsors bear fruit.

FAS deputy director for competitions and marketing, Ridzal Saat, told MediaCorp yesterday his team are looking at signing on sponsors for helping clubs defray costs like equipment and the rental of pitches for their centres of excellence (COEs), a programme for the development of players at under-14, under-16 and under-18 level.

From Todayonline.com:

“We have spoken to around 30 companies already to explore a potential tie-up. If we are successful, the savings will help clubs invest more in developing young talent.”

On Monday, the FAS revealed each of the nine local clubs will receive S$110,000 for their respective COEs, which must be up and running next month.

Only five clubs – SAFFC, Home United, Tampines, Geylang and Woodlands – have been running COEs, and Gombak, Hougang, Tanjong Pagar and Balestier will now follow.

While the under-16 and under-18 leagues for COEs will continue, the FAS will resurrect the under-14 tournament in September.

Ridzal said: “Once all the COEs are fully functioning, we will start tournaments from under-8 onwards within the next two to three years. This is part of the FAS plan to expand the talent pool for Singapore football to feed our national squads.”

“Clubs previously had to pay for equipment and fields out of their operating budget and it constituted a substantial amount over a calendar year,” said Ridzal, formerly the head of rugby at SingaporeRugby.

Youth development quotations for one and all

Posted by Kelley Halter On December - 18 - 2010

Youth development quotations for one and allIf you have been searching for youth development quotes, you have arrived at the right place. These inspiring quotes will help you make a big difference in the world of youth development and prosperity in no time.

The elective system offered a bewildering freedom of choice, leaving some graduates with the impression that they had nibbled at dozens of canapés of knowledge and never had their fill.  – Ted Morgan

Standardization is the fertilizer of college education.  A little may be useful, but flowers do not grow in pure manure.  – Martin H. Fischer

A university is a college with a stadium seating over 40,000.  – Leonard L. Levinson

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.  A happiness weapon.  A beauty bomb.  And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one.  It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air.  Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas.  And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight.  Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in.  With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest.  And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.  – Robert Fulghum

To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature.  Most persons do not see the sun.  At least they have a very superficial seeing.  The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child.  The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The quality of a university is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes in.  – Robert J. Kibbee

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