Discussion in '2003' started by Sane65, Jan 10, 2018.
Let's get it going here- What have clubs and DOCs shared so far?
Nothing but DA webcast has already stated its intent on 2003/2002 band for 2018-19 season so seems like a done deal (except for pilot Frontier Division). Really unfortunate for highly talented 2003 player pool as it is a rather pivotal recruiting year (most will be freshmen/sophomores) and majority will be either back to ECNL (keeps ECNL alive and viable) or maybe some will leave their club to try to make '03/'02 DA team at a lesser club. Very few '03s can be impactful at '02 age group and look good in front of scouts at '02 age group. Just my opinion.
What is the Frontier Division pilot program? I haven't heard about it.
It's an age pure ('02 this year, '03 next year) division. Currently, these teams are primarily made up of the '02 kids that did not make the U16/17 rosters, which as we know are made up of mostly '01s this year.
All but 1 Frontier club had a team competing this year (expect them all to next year) and they play on regular GDA match days alongside the rest of the teams (same as the U13s this year). No playoffs/standings for the pilots (like U14s) nor do they participate in the 3 major Showcases. They do however participate in USSDA approved tourneys (Silverlakes, DIGC, etc).