There are only 3 things you need to implement a successful development program.
Unfortunately people associated development with money; though at times it does help, it’s not the basis behind any successful development program.
The 3 main ingredients for implementing a successful development program are:
The reason these are the 3 key ingredients are:
You have to have a belief that you can achieve because if you don’t, you won’t start.
You have to allow time for what you put in place to have effect, which is normally 3 to 4 years.
Most people look at what is being done after 2 years come to the conclusion that it’s not working and then pull the pin and end up going back to square one and again it is why belief is so important.
The third ingredient is commitment, for if the administration, coaches, development officers and players don’t commit to improving and making it happen, all the belief and time in the world won’t matter.
You will notice that I haven’t mentioned money or facilities as being part of the equation for having the most money and flashiest facilities doesn’t create the mindset to achieve, in reality it goes into creating a mindset not to achieve.
Read The Talent Code and The Goldmine Effect and many other associated literature and you will begin to see the real reason behind development.
Start your own development program with belief, time and commitment and see what you can achieve