There are many talented children in Bulgaria, but we lack something in the development of the school
Valery Grekov, the long-time coach at Levski’s Junior High School, talks about the improvement of young football players in our country. According to him, something is missing in the development of the school and the leadership in youth football.
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“It’s good that Koko Iliev is going there. It is completely different there from Bulgaria. I am convinced that there are many talented children in Bulgaria, but we are missing something in the development and management of the Junior High School. We need very experienced coaches. There are so many unemployed coaches who could work at a school. Also school principals – you have to be prepared, you have to be a name.
The coach passes on his experience to the players. But he should not only make him a footballer, he should make him a person, have respect for his colleagues, leaders and for me in youth football, freedom of training should be given. It’s unacceptable to me, but I’ve seen the school principal give the halftime coach a sheet to substitute.
In our time, there were two-time training sessions. This thing is missing at the moment, there are no individual training sessions. Our juniors, when you play in Israel and if you look at France and the Netherlands, they are physically stronger than ours,” Grekov told “Studio Derby”.