Traditionally, parents whose children want to play football bring them to footballclubs. After research I asked myself the question, do associations provide sufficient qualitative development moments? Is the quality offered is sufficient to develop as an ambitious member into a possible elite athlete? Are the offered moments tuned to the individual? My experiences indicated that the majority of the associations did not invest enough and set priorities for the content, time and quality of training or an individual talent, as associations already have.

It strikes me that members (participants) are not sufficiently motorized, by unilateral programmes, the quality offered is insufficient and the implementation is not. It is not for nothing that in recent years football schools have been taken out of the ground as mushrooms. These football schools are mainly focused on improving football skills. Is for ambitious footballers and football players participating in one of the football schools sufficient to compensate for the shortcomings of associations? In my view that is not so. Now I am a person who is more often anticipates or against the direction in which I am not always grateful, however, the ideas I had at the time and the implementation of these ideas have often been labelled as successful and precursor to traditional programmes.

Over the last few years I have been involved in one of the Eredivisie-football associations to set up a continuous learning line, each of which is developed at its own level. In the Netherlands. In The training academy players as youngest participants have the opportunity to develop extra at their own level besides their trainings at their own association. In this way they are fundamentally prepared so that they work on their trust, the vulnerability decreases and the confidence increases so that they can flow from there to a O15, O17, O19 (Promise Team) and first team.

Every year the programme has evolved and more and more we have been using professionals in their field in the development of the participants. All these years I have done it with great pleasure, but after evaluating the program I found out that my personal standardization is higher than the current program. Every day must be a sign of talent development. That's why I wrote the talent performance programm #gettingbettereveryday.

In my vision of #gettingbettereveryday there are development teams as they already exist in many sports. Every day, these development teams are all about the development of the athletic ability, skills and cognitive skills of the participants. Now it is not yet true that commercial partners are actively approaching, however it is already pure profit that all monies that come in are spent on the development of every individual within the talent team .

Gerard Timmers