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The Efficiency of Youth Systems

Paul Grech Monday, November 26, 2012 , ,

Every year, clubs release tens of youth players in whom they've invested years of coaching.  Some go years without seeing one of the players developed by their system make it to the first team despite the money the pour into their academy.

All this might seem a pretty inefficient use of resources, but it isn't.  That is what Simon Kuper, co-author of the brilliant book Soccernomics, thinks.

The rest of this article can be read at Blueprint for Football.


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