What you should know
The men’s professional academy system has developed into a potential working environment
Youths train at a high-performance level and occasionally compete for first team positions. This creates a very competitive atmosphere that demands full dedication from all participants, despite the statistics that very few of them will go on to have professional careers.
The universal protection of minor players requires a versatile approach
This system should of course feature a strict adherence to the law, but also incorporating moral obligation and global children’s rights which will not also protect minors, but also benefit them.
Young players should not be products for potential profit
Implementing and enforcing children’s rights, as well as offering accessible systems of support and protection for young players, is a fundamental responsibility of the entire football industry.