2018-2019 SW ECNL Conference Discussion

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  1. GoWest

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    Grueling travel without doubt. I'm guessing FC Heat in Vegas is deeper given several years affiliation with ECNL on the girls side? Some Players boys teams have done well in FWR and nationals but I don't know if that market can support depth with quality across many age groups?
     
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    Don't know. Now socal teams have to travel to Vegas for 1 game. That is rough too. I think it is the same on the girls side. ECNL has always been a travel league with Socal AZ and NV in the southwest. The maps are not state specific.
     
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    The only good part is they tend to have multiple games on a single weekend against 2 teams during the travel. Been there, done that.
     
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    Usually 2 games are played over the weekend to make it more cost effective. If you look at past schedules, you will see games were both Saturday and a Sunday with the same team. Even heat does that when they travel to SoCal.
     
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    What about the SoCal teams that travel to Vegaaasss!!!! Do the socal teams only play one game against Heat and go home since there is not another Vegas team? or do they play Heat twice in two days?
     
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    One game - that's the downside of one team in NV.
     
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    Is there another club there with quality on the boys and girls side to make it easier?
     
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    It doesn't matter if there are one or two teams. There is no need for any teams from NV (or NoCal or Arizona) to be in SoCal conferences. If they want to travel to SoCal for a tournament or vice versa, that's fine. It makes no sense to require all the kids and parents to travel to NV for league games when better competition is almost always available locally.
     
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    They play twice against Heat in Las Vegas and then they are finished with Heat for the year. One day Heat is home team and the next day the other team is home team. There wasn’t a one game and leave scenario this last year.
     
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    shales... thank you.

    MarkM... it is Vegassss!!! plus was that meant to offend NV AZ and NORCAL teams? funny but my kids have played quality and lost to teams from those regions.
     
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    Sorry it’s one travel maybe two travels AT MOST for SoCal team per year. I guess I don’t see your issue considering what AZ and NV have to contend with to play SoCal. Weren’t Heat teams at the top in all age groups but one this year? Wish they could have done better in Seattle, but hey that’s how soccer goes.

    I get it ...saw many comments about driving down or up the 405. So, I suppose other locations have nothing coming.
     
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    The ECNL needs to move NV (and AZ??) clubs back into the Northwest division. Better for everyone IMO
     
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    We aren’t going back ;). Now gas up those cars for the bi-annual trip to VEGAS. Teams only come every other year!!!! So if Heat played them twice in Vegas, next season, Heat plays same team twice in SoCal.
     
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    Whether your kid's team lost to quality teams from those regions is not the point. Your kid's teams have also lost to teams in SoCal where you don't have to travel overnight. There is no benefit to SoCal families - unless you love Vegas.
     
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    Plus you have a couple of teams in Phx.

    All that said traveling is one of the things my DD loves the most. They get to travel together as a team, eat together, hang out in the hotel together, etc. The kids enjoy that experience. A good bonding experience quite honestly for the girls.
     
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    @MarkM honestly who doesn’t love Vegas? Besides the summer “heat”, Vegas knows how to entertain.
     
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    Oh....all right then :)
     
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    AZ and Vegas are the true definition of the Southwest. Because you live in SoCal you feel exempt from traveling for your league? I get there is great competition in SoCal but there are very good teams in AZ and NV that the SoCal teams lose to on both the boys and girls side. AZ and Vegas in the NW seems a stretch a big stretch and why is that better for everyone?
     
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    The issue is that it is a waste for SoCal families. And it doesn't make it any less of a waste because other regions have to travel more.

    The year before DA started, Heat was 37-63-29 in ECNL. There is no way to spin that. Only Strikers and Arsenal records were worse.
     
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    Very true.
     

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