Steggs wrote:My son is quick. Very quick. at 16, without any advance notice, he ran 12.2 seconds on the 100metres. He is 6ft 2 and I am sure he has still got some growing in him. With some professional coaching, rather than just natural ability, he could be faster.
He has played once with 'adults', managing to handle himself well, (physically).
He plays well on the right wing, but can play up front.
HOW DO I GET MY SON A TRIAL?
Any advice would be welcome.
It sounds like it might be unlikely to get your wish here I am afraid Simon.
I was playing high level mens football at 13 and was fairly small so for your son to have only played once at 16 doesnt really mean alot to be honest.
Are you sure you want him to be a footballer? I mean, you focus alot of your energy on his pace which can only take you so far. Obviously it is a fantastic attribute to have, but the modern day footballer needs sooooo much more than this.
You obviously live in Birmingham. Perhaps film your son play and bombard clubs with videos of him. Some clubs even have open trials. They wont be the top clubs mind. Send them letters. Ring up clubs and find out if there are trials on offer. If you want it bad enough I am sure the endless amounts of calls you will have to make wont be that much of a burden.
In all honesty, and it has been said already, most clubs come to you, not the other way around. If your son was good enough in the eyes of the people with the experience they would have probably come to see him by now or heard of him, and decided he was not right. However, there are fish that slip through the net. I consider my brother to be one of them, yet he still played with West Ham and QPR so was noticed.
Good luck in your quest Simon, but I think you might have to be realistic here and perhaps admit that football might not be the career your son goes into. Certainly not a player at the heighest level anyways.