If you want something done, do it yourself! Over the years that’s what I have always done with anything soccer related!
For some reason anything that I gotten involved with (soccer club, academy, school…) there has always been that percentage of sloppiness. There is always a figure that has an important role in the process of success that is sloppy, that individual that has a high level of lack of care and organization, where deadlines never meet.
This is the cause of slow growth in an organization, it only takes one of the group to screw things up and ruin a hard planned project, simply because they didn’t do their part.
I know of half a dozen soccer related businesses that could sell to say the very least 20 more than they do. I know of youth soccer clubs that could have 1,000 players instead of 250, I know of soccer camps that could double their numbers only if they weren’t dependent on someone that is sloppy.
When I get involved in something like this, I will give it time, I will study the situation, I will then try to work indirectly with the sloppy one, to some extent help them in the right direction, through suggestions. Sometimes it actually worked, but in most cases it was a total wasted time. Usually the bad apple in the basket is either right on top of is close to the apple on top, so in some way they’re protected from any sort of confrontation or forced suggestions. Manly their there simply to pull a paycheck at the end of the month and could care less about if the company will run into the ground and how many people they’ll take with them.
I have always (sooner or later) abandoned the ship, I don’t want to be a part of something that will eventually sink, I like everything in place and I don’t need to ask multiple times to have something done that should have been done in the first place! I give my heart into every project that has been handed to me, but if it has been handed to me broken and I need assistance to fix it and get it rolling again, then people that have the power to help need to get off their ass and do what they have to do.