In this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, I discuss the complete scarcity of soccer coverage on all mainstream Canadian television networks, especially TSN and Sportsnet, and why in my opinion, this lack of media attention to soccer in Canada is a problem that hampers the development of Canadian soccer players.
With all of the recent talk (and complaints) regarding the United States Men’s National Soccer Team’s failure to Qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it’s interesting that no one in the U.S. has mentioned the lack of media attention their National Team receives as a possible contributing factor to their recent poor results.
Fortunately, this is one soccer problem for which there is a simple solution – start discussing the game and showing more highlights on TV – immediately!
I hope you like the video and as always, please feel free to share your thoughts/comments!
2 thoughts on “WHY Don’t They Talk About Soccer on Canadian TV Networks?? Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog #56: 10/13/2017”
Richard, I’ve been on this theme for over 30 years. Although it has improved a bit, we’ve got a long way to go. And if you think it’s bad here in Toronto, it’s way worse in the USA. It’s a recurring theme that I feel coaches can lead the way to fix, which is one reason I’ve spent years with the NSCAC. I believe that coaches can lead the way. It used to be that soccer coaches would prefer to take their team to a Blue Jays game rather than a Soccer Game. That has changed but more needs to be done. I’d be willing to chat with you on some more initiatives we can take as coaches and through a truly Nation wide Association. We’d love to have you on board to help lead change. I’ll give you call next week if that’s OK with you.
Thanks John! And I am happy to get involved more with the NSCAC. Let’s talk more this week!