In my eighth year of coaching college soccer, it never ceases to amaze me as to how unprepared freshman are to playing at the college level. I have been preaching to the club coaches to emphasize speed of play along with getting club teams to be more organized defensively for a long time. It never ceases to amaze me as to how low level some of the games are of the top clubs in my state. The following short video is a great interview from University of South Florida Men’s Soccer freshman Hasani Sinclair. In it, he talks about the difference of speed of play is (for even a player of his stature) and I respect him for saying it. Here is the bio from the USF website to make you understand what an outstanding player was before coming to college: Finished an outstanding scholastic career at American Heritage High School being named to the Parade Magazine All-America Team while also being tabbed a first team ESPN Rise All-American … Was named the Florida Gatorade Player of the Year after scoring 47 goals and recording 14 assists during his senior campaign while also helping America Heritage to the Florida 2A state championship … Was a three-time South Florida Sun-Sentinel Small School Player of the Year, and was also named to the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy League Southeast Starting XI in 2008 … During the Summer of 2009, Sinclair was a member of the U.S. U-18 team that took part in the prestigious Northern Ireland Milk Cup … In addition, he was a member of the U-18 squad that won a gold medal at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2009 … He also attended the Lisbon International Tournament in Portugal and competed with the U.S. U-20 National Team in the Copa Chivas Tournament in 2008.
Finished an outstanding scholastic career at American Heritage High School being named to the Parade Magazine All-America Team while also being tabbed a first team ESPN Rise All-American … Was named the Florida Gatorade Player of the Year after scoring 47 goals and recording 14 assists during his senior campaign while also helping America Heritage to the Florida 2A state championship … Was a three-time South Florida Sun-Sentinel Small School Player of the Year, and was also named to the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy League Southeast Starting XI in 2008 … During the Summer of 2009, Sinclair was a member of the U.S. U-18 team that took part in the prestigious Northern Ireland Milk Cup … In addition, he was a member of the U-18 squad that won a gold medal at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2009 … He also attended the Lisbon International Tournament in Portugal and competed with the U.S. U-20 National Team in the Copa Chivas Tournament in 2008.
Finished an outstanding scholastic career at American Heritage High School being named to the Parade Magazine All-America Team while also being tabbed a first team ESPN Rise All-American … Was named the Florida Gatorade Player of the Year after scoring 47 goals and recording 14 assists during his senior campaign while also helping America Heritage to the Florida 2A state championship … Was a three-time South Florida Sun-Sentinel Small School Player of the Year, and was also named to the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy League Southeast Starting XI in 2008 … During the Summer of 2009, Sinclair was a member of the U.S. U-18 team that took part in the prestigious Northern Ireland Milk Cup … In addition, he was a member of the U-18 squad that won a gold medal at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2009 … He also attended the Lisbon International Tournament in Protugal and competed with the U.S. U-20 National Team in the Copa Chivas Tournament in 2008.

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