Everton chief Robert Elstone has hit out at local youth coaches.
Elstone reflected on some "desperate" personal experiences from watching his two teenage sons play in the local Stockport League.
The Everton chief executive wrote on the club's website: "They continue to play with coaches who are enthusiasts, but scream 'get rid of it', with opposition coaches who shout 'offside' and encourage dissent, with opposition parents who abuse them, with referees who are either 12-years-old or have enjoyed being centre-stage for far too long.
"It is desperate. I look forward to Sunday mornings with such hope. I am always left shattered.
"This is breeding ground for the World Cup winner. It is English football's pyramid.
"It's English football's pyramid because the other pillar - our schools football - remains incomplete, disengaged and at best, only ever starts in Year Seven.
"Thirty-odd years ago it was no different. I never kicked a competitive ball in Junior School. I never played on a Saturday, and my Sunday mornings were on the street. It hasn't improved.
"And who's responsibility is that? The poor young lad unlucky enough to be only the 21st best player in Liverpool in his year might as well stick to X-Box.
"Who is trying to do something to give us a chance of winning the World Cup? Who's having an impact? I know the answer. I also know who it's not."
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