You’ve got to play to learn – Mike Friday – #154

My guest this week is USA 7’s Head Coach – Mike Friday.

This interview was recorded in April of 2024 and we talked about the development of young, elite players in England. We talk about how the demands have changed over the years, the pros and cons of different pathway systems, and why English players don’t seem to get enough game-time.

Mike has a huge amount of experience of coaching young elite players, including his two sons Harrison and Lucas.

This is a fascinating episode – I hope you enjoy.


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