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Letter from the PublisherI have seen the future . . .
© June 1999
Several weeks ago I had the chance to go to deep in the heart of New York's Bronx and the playing field of John F. Kennedy High School to see first-hand what can be done to help save the game from the disease of decreased numbers. Like everyone who works in football, I am concerned with the problem of kids not playing the game. "Are there going to be enough kids to play the game in 2015?" people ask somewhat sarcastically. But "soccer mom" is a dirty term in many a room filled with football people who know the truth.
Why are kids not playing? Why is the game all but dead in the inner-city? What can we do to get kids playing at the youth levels so they'll play in high school, college. . . and so on?
I have seen the future. It unfolded every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening, during this past March and April, on that field....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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