Prime My Son Wants to Be a Footballer (Audio Download): Canaan McDonald, Michael Fox, Canaan Mcdonald: Audible Audiobooks –

Do you have a child who loves playing football Have you wondered how you are going to protect them in the sport while making sure they develop properly How do you find the right people to teach, train, and nurture your child Canaan McDonald had that problem when he found that his six year old son loved the game than he did, but importantly had the raw skills to back it up Being a concerned father, he knew the pitfalls of allowing just anyone to train and develop him, and this book is the story of how he achieved that and has seen his son become the technically gifted player he is today From the very early days, through training with a new team, district trials, tournaments, challenges, and the route to success, Canaan writes a compelling story of the fun and laughter, the hard work and the drawbacks that he experienced in My Son Wants to be a Footballer If you have a son or a daughter who has their heart set on becoming a footballer, then this book is a great place to forge a path in a competitive world

8 thoughts on “My Son Wants to Be a Footballer (Audio Download): Canaan McDonald, Michael Fox, Canaan Mcdonald: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Jammack Jammack says:

    This is a poorly edited text Full of typos and spelling mistakes etc Putting that to one side, it s written from the heart by a father who is intent on supporting his son on his quest to be a professional footballer It may be useful to parents with little experience of how football works at any level The author s thesis is that professional academies run by clubs are no good, because they discard so many players which is inevitable , and so few players ever graduate to the professional game He also holds the view that individuality is removed from a player s repertoire by professional coaches At the same time the author bemoans the fact that grassroots coaching is so very poor and a result of coaches being volunteer parents etc often with no coaching qualification The author consistently and repeatedly argues that all professional clubs in England are interested in are players with pace, size and power The likes of Jamie Vardy somewhat inevitably , and Dwight Gayle are heralded as example of non league players who have been able to step up to the professional game successfully as if these extreme examples which are clearly bucking a trend should be starting a huge influx of non league talents into the professional ranks, and a clear indication that non league and grassroots football is the path towards professionalism for young players It clearly isn t the case In fact the reverse is true, which he partially acknowledges in all fairness Parents lacking any insight into how football runs may learn something about evaluating the attitude and capability of coaches, and that is a critical component of the arguments contained in this book At the same time, readers should be cautious of following the author s chosen path with his son His clear antipathy for academy football appears to have been mirrored in the lack of interest from academy scouts in his son This becomes increasingly clear as the reader progresses Were that not the case then it s quite likely that this book would never have been written.

  2. Knghtreader Knghtreader says:

    This is a book useful and interesting only to readers with a son wanting to make a living playing football and to those who wish to train boys who have this ambition It is obviously written by a father with personal experience of such a son s ambition and his observations and opinions seem very relevant However it badly needs editing, not least because it is repetitive and would be enhanced by shortening It is a specialised interest and consequently of limited appeal.

  3. wadeyaaa wadeyaaa says:

    This book is disjointed, jumps all over the place and just bangs on about scouts wanting strong and fast players First 30 pages have promise the rest is moaning and skipping years at a time A number of pages are filled going on about Jamie Vardy random flex coming from non league.

  4. Mr. I. Hampson Mr. I. Hampson says:

    Privately published with very poor proof reading so loads of errors in grammar which break the flow of the text But this is a no nonesense account of what it is really like for a young person to go through the coaching system, so good from that point of view

  5. Customer Customer says:

    An engaging story told through the eyes of a father as he journeys, with his son, through the challenging world of English grassroots football.

  6. mary doherty mary doherty says:

    A brilliant book well written.

  7. Customer Customer says:

    A great book that read very well gives great information about a son and his dad journey and the passion that goes into a dream.

  8. Andrew Whitaker Andrew Whitaker says:

    This was, without doubt, one of the worst books I have ever had the misfortune to read I only kept with it in the vain hope that it may have turned out to be a spoof The writer castigates all genuine amateur football coaches, treating their coaching methods as beyond contempt, forgetting they are generally all volunteers doing their best to give kids an opportunity to play the game By the age of 11 has turned his son into a mercenary, changing clubs when they do not kow tow to every whim of the player and the parent His description of running the line, in which he does not hide the fact that he used to cheat when the game was tight, sums his toxic attitude up completely When a scout comes and prefers a team mate to his son, he is apoplectic which is the highlight of the book to me Dreadfully written, with extremely bad grammar, and typical of the my child is all that matters and forget the team mentality please avoid this book unless you want to get really angry and frustrated.