I think our trainers and coaches will learn a lot if we focus on the higher age groups. What are we missing? What more do we need to learn? Is the fact that our Juniors get more and more demotivated as they get older a matter of concern? What can we do to keep the fire in their eyes? What are we doing wrong?
Don't give up on them and then start looking at the U12's again. If we do that we will not grow, we will not learn. And don't hit out at the older Juniors because it is we who have failed them. Don't shift the blame.
Is this something worth thinking about? Can looking seriously at competitor analysis and having proper training long before an important tournament and not the last minute ones we now have be a possible solution?
If so, how can we get there? And what is in our way?