Didnt someone say the seniors where already training? do you mean they have stopped for a
summer break then will start again in aug?
The problem i see with a director of coaching is there is not enough coaches to do it.
you have u15,u17,u19,21 and seniors thats 5 different age groups if just 1 of them coaches doesnt agree with what the doc says and does something different what happens?
normally they would get sacked but there is no replacements in england, ok you might be able to do this 1 or 2 times but then your done you have 0 coaches left.
the senior squad currently has no assistant coach and a coach picked based on the coaching qualification they hold with only 1 or 2 more people having that the choices will soon be getting slim!
I think appointing coaches on time has to be a priority.these events dont just suddenly pop up they are set years in advance so this shouldnt be a problem.
Also i think the IKF needs to take some blame for the standard of the u21 event.
the u15,u17 and u19 events have only taken place in the last few months and many teams would have players in more then 1 age group.
this would have cost alot of money and time off school/uni/work so the planning needs o be better.
coaches can make a big difference to how a team plays and how good they can get but the biggest thing holding all english teams back is the lack of training time