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  1. watfly replied to the thread National Cup.

    There seems to be a lot of lip service about safety in club soccer but often very little action. One example from a few weeks ago, the...

    Apr 24, 2018 at 8:52 AM
  2. watfly liked focomoso's post in the thread Elite Junior Athletes : There is No Such Thing..

    This is not in line with my experience. I have two examples from two different clubs: Club A is a smaller club that's trying to get DA...

    Apr 20, 2018 at 4:33 PM
  3. watfly rated Mystery Train's post Agree in the thread Elite Junior Athletes : There is No Such Thing..

    I also think part of what the guy in the video is saying is that "pathways" don't create those one-percenters that become national team...

    Apr 20, 2018 at 2:42 PM
  4. watfly rated Surf Zombie's post Agree in the thread Parent perspectives on the cost of competitive youth sports.

    Youth sports are a lot of money for most people. If you are counting on youth sports as some type of financial return in lieu of good...

    Apr 20, 2018 at 12:45 PM
  5. watfly rated timbuck's post Winner in the thread Another US Soccer idea....

    They should have just said "In DA, we will allow certain players to play down an age group if the DOC feels it is necessary."

    Apr 20, 2018 at 12:37 PM
  6. watfly replied to the thread Elite Junior Athletes : There is No Such Thing..

    No, but that's a self-serving statistic. If you insert yourself as the top league in the US it stands to reason that you will have a...

    Apr 20, 2018 at 12:14 PM
  7. watfly rated Mystery Train's post Funny in the thread US Youth Soccer Announces New League Structure.

    I've been working on a graphic flow chart for youth soccer organizations in the US of my own. [IMG]

    Apr 19, 2018 at 4:47 PM
  8. watfly liked MWN's post in the thread US Youth Soccer Announces New League Structure.

    FIRST, let's get our bearings and understand where everybody is in the "Grand Scheme." [IMG]

    Apr 19, 2018 at 4:46 PM
  9. watfly liked Mystery Train's post in the thread Elite Junior Athletes : There is No Such Thing..

    Thanks for sharing this. Very interesting viewpoint, and one that our clubs, coaches and especially parents could benefit from. The...

    Apr 19, 2018 at 3:52 PM
  10. watfly liked TangoCity's post in the thread Juggling.

    Juggling is NOT overrated but is not a magic bullet to making you a star soccer player. If you are juggling 600-1000 times before...

    Apr 19, 2018 at 12:33 PM
  11. watfly replied to the thread US Youth Soccer Announces New League Structure.

    Huge task but it would be awesome if someone did a graphic/flow chart of all the So Cal leagues by organization.

    Apr 19, 2018 at 10:50 AM
  12. watfly liked MWN's post in the thread US Youth Soccer Announces New League Structure.

    I have a graphic I'm working on, stay tuned.

    Apr 19, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  13. watfly replied to the thread US Youth Soccer Announces New League Structure.

    Seems there is a scramble by all the organizations to get their market share (ie $$$) of the so-called elite youth. (however, if you...

    Apr 19, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  14. watfly replied to the thread U.S. Soccer Bio Banding - Good or Bad?.

    "Bio Banding" is the PC term for playing down, since playing down has a stigma attached to it. "No, my son is not playing down, he is...

    Apr 18, 2018 at 11:26 AM
  15. watfly rated Chalklines's post Agree in the thread Elite Junior Athletes : There is No Such Thing..

    Problem continues to be parents think because they pay the big bucks to these clubs their kids good. Delusional parents have always...

    Apr 18, 2018 at 10:36 AM