Since you're Irish, wouldn't that be hurling?
First off, what the fuck does that mean?
Anyway, care to enlighten me on why you think this is a good idea? I can understand perhaps 10 and under, but ages above that and they start to develop and understanding of the game and DEFINITELY know what the score is.
The whole point of representative travel teams is that you're good enough to play at that level, so leaving out a score seems a bit pointless - especially when it comes to winning your league and the like. To me it's akin to educators telling kids it's fine not to spell things correctly as long as they try.
Secondly, it's a basic football program that Ajax championed with their schoolboys back in the early nineties. It helps develop the fundamentals of the game without the need for a team of 11 year olds being beaten 15-0. With no score or goals involved, the little mites learn the basics of control under pressure, one-touch passing and awareness. Basically, its everything that gets passed over by normal coaching at a young age.
Barcelona kids only get introduced to larger pitches and goals at 14 I think. Its one of the reasons their academy youngsters excel at playing the game a certain way.
Maybe Canada are taking steps in the right direction and then you come along and slate them. Poor form, Loopy. Poor form. Just one of the many reasons you should take a step back before talking as if you know what the fuck is going on.
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