For some coaches, the players might be utilizing soccer as a social forum, when learning and developing are low priorities.
For others, the players may be pursuing prizes, such as contracts, scholarships, recruiting opportunities and may have a clear picture on how they intend to do that, which may not fit with our idea around what they need.
Whatever the scenario, this relationship-building is crucial to learning and development. If we can aspire to know the players, build relationships with them and foster an environment where they feel worthy! Then we may just earn the opportunity to inspire them to learn, improve and continue to love the game.
Just my thought!