ODP "System of Play"

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Re: ODP "System of Play"

Postby Doru Roll » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:55 am

Bogey wrote:Could you imagine Coach K telling the basketball players that they could only make the Olympic team if they played in the Duke system? We need to find ways to decentralize our sport. ODP or any similar system runs the wrong direction. Create more parity at the college level, which will create more opportunities for kids coming out of high schools and create a more of a national interest in the sport. More kids playing will create better national teams than fewer kids playing in the same system. By the way, I think the Academy system of soccer which keeps kids from playing for their high school is also the wrong approach.

Well said Bogey. The best way to fail at something is to proclaim it as the "only way" to succeed. History is replete with examples of "systems", organizations and societies that failed exactly for that reason.

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Re: ODP "System of Play"

Postby Doc » Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:19 am

Hey Gang,

Here is an article I wrote about the ODP several years ago that you may want to read:

http://www.waterpoloplanet.com/HTML_Hunkler_pages/98_ODP_Is_Broken.html

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