Discussion in 'Girls Development Academy' started by Woobie06, Jul 21, 2018.
Some did last year.
So I am looking at my DD's schedule once HS season is over. There are quite a few DPL teams playing in CRL and noticed there are quite a few conflicts between DPL and CRL schedules. But the big glaring issue that I noticed is that most of the Legend teams don't have any scheduling conflicts and have already played 15-18 games by the end of fall season where some teams have only played 8 in a 12 week period. Apparently, it freed up their schedule to play all the Spring CRL games with no conflict. Hmmmm...how convenient.
Why would dpl teams also play in crl? Aren’t they supposed to follow the DA philosophy of more training and less overall games? (But the games they play are more “meaningful”?
There are least 3-5 clubs throughtout all the age brackets that are in both DPL and CRL, not sure why the clubs are playing but whatever the reason, no team can be at two places at once. What sucks is that CRL even mentioned on their website that they were going to be strict regarding the scheduling but yet these clubs still proceeded to enter and play. Ours being one of them. I just want to know where we are playing because we have at least 5 conflicts of scheduling starting in March.
which team and what age group? How many games? Would really like to know.
U19, 3 games, SoCal Academy.
They were brilliant, no doubt about it. But that is an indication of a team that was already good before the DA was established.
I may be very wrong here, but also likely that many of those players were already committed to college before the season and had no reason to leave and finally, the team is a credit to great coaching. Why leave a good thing if you have one.
yep wondering the same here....our team is 8 games in (something like that) and last league game is 7/1. What a joke
Even the games in early June are ridiculous especially since most teams start try-outs in April/May and the new players start playing in the end of May/June. The 00/01 players by that time are thinking more about graduating HS than club ball so they probably won't even finish the "so-called season" which is unfortunate.
I appreciate the Fall/Spring schedule but make it fair to all clubs so that every team gets 12 games in Fall and 12 in Spring. Not this CRAP, where teams are getting 18 games while others are only getting 8, that is a 10 game disparity which is totally ridiculous!!! Also, the schedules were all mixed-up for the Silverlake Showcase and now for the upcoming Vegas Showcase as well, it looks like the DPL was an afterthought when it came to scheduling for these tournaments. DPL needs to get their s#!+ together and figure out a better program because this ain't working!!!
My DD could have stayed on a Tier 1 team, there she would still have played against competitive teams and have consistant scheduled games and tournaments. Like everyone on this thread has mentioned, there are teams out there that can kick butt on some of these DA, DPL and ENCL teams, the only advantage to being on any of these teams is the exposure if you DD wants to play college ball.
It is a very interesting time for our team and DPL. Our club has not had tryouts for DA/DPL, but the other area clubs (DA & ECNL) had tryouts (technically they did not have DA tryouts, but that is another topic based on their actions/offers). We have gotten in 9 DPL league games to date and don't start back until March and go through early June. I have no idea what the future holds for us. Just glad that we have a good coach that seems to like my DD.
My only disagreement with your post would be staying on a Tier 1 team and having good competition. I don't see that, at least for our age group. When I look at YSR 2005 the top 19 teams in Cal South breakdowns as follows: DA 8 teams, ECNL 5 teams, DPL 4 teams and other the rest. There are very few teams outside of DA/ECNL or even DPL that are strong teams. I know that anybody can beat anybody on any given day, but even with DPL seeming to have some strength of schedule, DD's team is undefeated and only surrendered 1 goal. Talent has been spread very thin.
I think Lulu was speaking mostly for the older brackets where the gals have already decided their paths and are not chasing patches. at 2005, it's more about exposure as they enter the High School years. At 00/01's the exposure period is mostly over so many good teams skip the patch chase and just play in flight 1.
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Who cares when you play your games? As long as by the end of the season all the teams play the same amount. If some teams play more in fall vs others who cares? In the end they all play a home and away vs everyone. If your club didn't play many in the Fall, then your club should have scheduled in a tournament or two if parents really wanted it.
Not sure how the schedules were mixed up for Silverlakes. DPL teams were playing other DPL teams and in addition would get in a game against a non DPL team. Some teams just played one DPL game I believe since they had played more early on.
For Vegas it appears many DPL are playing 2 DPL teams plus a game vs a non DPL club. What is the issue with that?
Every year teams play games be it league or tournament games after tryouts have ended. Par for the course.
I agree with you for the most part; everyone will play the same number of games. The interesting question, at least for the 05's, is how the competition will change starting in March when league starts back up. It is my understanding that some clubs are making changes to their current teams (2018-2019) while also lining up players for next season (2019-2020) based on recent tryouts. Some clubs seem to be treating the season like separate fall and spring leagues not one continuous season.
Well I guess the league is improving. Last year it was just fall and a tournament our two. This year a full fall/spring with 3 showcases. I think with time the quality of the league will improve.
I have heard they have plans to improve on it next year. We will have to see what, if any changes those are. One rumor heard is it is expanding to other areas. If that is the case that is interesting.
Time will tell I guess.
Since September the only close game you have had looks to be vs. SOUTHWEST SC ELITE. You guys have wiped out every DPL team. Has your daughter even had many chances at saves this year? 6 DPL teams are at 31 or lower on YSR. Albion is really struggling(only DPL team my daughter has played against and she easily shut them out as keeper with the team she guest played with.) There are probably 20 Gold and Flight 1 teams that could beat 5-6 DPL teams. Your team should be playing DA and ECNL teams.
The kid has had chances, luckily the coach likes to play out of the back, and build from there; resetting to the keeper when necessary. LAGSD came out swinging, our defense really stepped up & we were a bit lucky in that game. SWSC plays a very high press and tries to keep everything on their opponents side of the field and as much in front of the box as possible. They were a tough competitor that took our girls some time to figure out. We have a solid team, with good players, coaching and parents. It would have been nice had we been able to play against ECNL teams - oh well.
Does DPL get to scrimmage against the DA teams at all during any of the practices during the week? Glad to see you kid getting extra footwork in some of the games. With my daughters broken hand all she has been doing is foot skills.
Yes. Same coach for both teams. Not every week but maybe 2x a month the teams scrimmage. It is nice for our girls to get a chance to play against a clearly better team; bigger sister beats up on little sister but that just makes our girls stronger.
My DD’s DPL team gets the opportunity to scrimmage our club’s DA & DPL on Thur. It’s very competitive and nice measuring stick. We are also in CRL.
As for scheduling, we are very fortunate as our DPL schedule was very heavy in the fall (17 games) amd 7 games in spring. It’s aligned with CRL, National League and showcases in the spring.