Some questions one can ask?
1. Why do good soccer teams struggle or even become unsuccessful?
2. Are there any early warning signs before a soccer team becomes unsuccessful?
3. What emergency actions can be taken immediately to turnaround a soccer team or individual?
4. What is a turnaround in soccer?
1. I have played on many teams throughout my career and have discussed this very question with many professional players. There are some common themes regarding the transition from being successful to unsuccessful. Other than cosmetic, i.e. a player moves, is traded, gets injured for the season, etc. some teams start to become entitled when they see success. In other words, player’s potentially feel as though they are entitled to have the ball more at their feet, or to score more goals, or even receive more playing time. One of the most difficult things for a player to do is to put the needs of the team above their own. Many players want to be noticed by college coaches, high school coaches, professional scouts, friends, family, and even the newspaper. Here is a hint that has continually worked out. If your team is comprised of players who are willing to contribute to the team more than they take away and the team is winning and successful, all players will be noticed by whomever they want to attract.
2. Every team wants each member to be held accountable, but sometimes players will take it to far. When encouragement and instruction turn into criticism and personal attacks, then there may be a problem brewing in the culture of the team. If a team fails to sustain a culture where players feel free to play the way that they know how, then it is better for all.