When I said kids I was referring to the younger members of the National squad, ones aged 14-21. They go back to their associations to train and these associations don't have the cash or knowledge on how to bring in quality coaches into their association. These are the 'elite juniors' and they just dont get the correct coaching at the foundation level and then at their association level. You are correct in that the kids aged 6-14 just need coaches who know the basics, but the problem is many of the coaches in Australia just dont have the technical ability for this. They then get lost into bad habits and horrible coaches. The bigger/stronger boys win in early levels and then fail when they age because they had little technical ability. Once again this comes back to the inability of local associations recruiting the correct coaches for their junior programs. Although there is another whole conversation to this that technical ability means s#!t all and that the idea is to just let kids (6-14) enjoy playing and develop their game as they want. Technical ability can be fine tuned at a later age and just cos you dont do things by the book doesn't mean you wont succeed. Also the Australian ideal is to have ALL kids participate, not just people with ability/money!