We have a player in our club who was progressing very nicely until puberty struck. This player has a pushy parent which likes to blame the coaching staff for not getting the best out of her. She made it into an U13 national development squad but will fail to move upto U15 this year as she and her father fail to take onboard the observations of the club and county coaches. I think this player is under too much pressure to perform and has affectively kicked back by not trying to perform or work in training. Its got to the point where all her confidence and self belief has frittered away, leaving the coaching staff feeling that its a lost cause. Is it time that this player takes a break for a couple of months?