Life beyond the Youth Soccer Academy – An Interview with Jack Burns


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In our previous interviews, we have gained some great insight into youth coaching from the perspective of coaches at many different levels and ex-players who have gone into coaching later in their careers.

But what is it like for a young player today taking their first steps on the road to becoming a professional footballer? How are they treated by the top youth soccer academies? And what happens when they are rejected or their career is hampered by injury?

To find out more about player welfare, dealing with setbacks and embracing life beyond the field of play, we spoke to former youth soccer academy member, student and budding coach Jack Burns.

Read the full interview at Ertheo.