Alphonso Davies In Men's National Teams Posted July 10, 2018 9 hours ago, nolbertos said: I would say Edmonton coached him 40%, they say between the ages of 7-10 is when a youth player shows abilities and great development. Davies was obviously too good for edmonton and needed a bigger pond to flourish, thats where Whitecaps FC helped out and I’d say it was 30-40% of Davies time. The last 20% is him personally training on his own and getting better. Obviously everybody that helped in his development will get rewarded, he’s miles ahead of Mattocks and Manneh at his age. This is interesting. What I have heard from TDs is that you can’t tell much about a player and how they’ll develop until they are 13-14 or so. When they are 10 and under they still have to go through puberty, their interests might change, they might lose interest etc. The superstar at 8 might be nothing at 14 and the unsophisticated player at 8 might be the all star at 14. I’m sure there is truth in your comment and mine. Suffice it to say there is no silver bullet answer for development especially at the younger ages.