Discussion in 'ECNL' started by Desert Hound, Jan 24, 2018.
I'm sure they will be where the talent is.
I’m sure too... to bad it’s on two different coasts.
Then in June/July DA is in Carlsbad while the ECNL is in Texas.
Ecnl in Texas? I thought it was in Seattle . @Lambchop no need to disagree, coaches will be at both facilities. I know a few who have said as much.
I was under the impression that Texas had secured the championship series of ECNL. Now I realize that may be for the other US Youth Soccer or whatever league. I'm not really caring since I don't have to go or send my kids, but accurate information is great to give. Anyone know for sure where ECNL is finishing up this year? Seattle sounds a heck of a lot better than Chicago in July. Not as good as Carlsbad though. Yeah baby. Lol.
ECNL National Playoffs
Date: June 21-26, 2018
Age Groups: U14-U18/U19
U18/U19 ECNL National Finals
U14-U17 Champions League Playoffs
U15-U17 North American Cup
U15-U17 Showcase Cup
June 21: U18/U19 Day 1
June 22: U14-U17 Day 1, U18/U19 Day 2
June 23: U14-U17 Day 2, U18/U19 Day 3
June 24: “Off Day” / Built-In Inclement Weather Day
June 25: U14-U17 Day 3, U18/U19 National Semi-Finals
June 26: U14-U17 Advancement Games Only
U18/U19 National Championship
U14-U17 Champions League Quarterfinals Only
U14-U17 North American Cup & Showcase Cup Finals Only
60 Acres Park | 15200 NE 116th Street, Redmond, WA
Resource: 2017-18 Post Season Overview & Structure
Schedule: The National Playoffs Draw will take place on June 7, 2018. The National Playoffs schedule will be released by June 13, 2018, and will be available on respective team pages.
Carlsbad is definitely nice...lol. Texas would be miserable in July. the thought was scary.
SAN DIEGO (July 28, 2017) - As part of its ongoing mission to impact everyday club environments to develop world class players, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy announced a multi-year agreement with the City of San Diego to host its signature end-of-season event, the Development Academy Summer Showcase and Playoffs, beginning June 18 - July 1, 2018.
Those dates are for boys and girls and it doesn't give a schedule for who plays when yet.
Interesting - the agreement as announced is with the City of San Diego, but the games are to be played in Oceanside.
I think the play dates are already out...is this what you were looking for?
Yes and thank you.
Girls' Age Group Play Dates
U-14 Showcase: June 27, 28, and 30
U-15 Showcase: June 23, 25, and 26
U-15 Playoff: June 23, 25, and 27
U-15 Quarterfinal: June 29
U-16/17 Showcase: June 24, 25, and 27
U-16/17 Playoff: June 24, 26, and 28
U-16/17 Quarterfinal: June 30
U-18/19 Playoff: June 23, 25, and 27
U-18/19 Final: June 29
For a calendar view of the 2018 Academy postseason, including kickoff times, click here.
Frisco, TX is a bit warm, about 90-95 on average but that's very manageable IMHO.
It’s the humidity that kills yah!
It was totally manageable when we were there since they had big tubs of ice water for all the players that were having heat stroke to sit in. No worries.
Looks like ECNL is winning this tug of war. With the Michigan Hawks pulling out and possibly PDA and Eclipse Select, how long will it take the SoCal teams to follow suit? Get rid of GDA and you are back to having all of the talent concentrated on a few teams. Seems like the SoCal Blues saw this coming. Leaving their best players on their older ECNL teams.
I hate to say I told you so (no I don't) but with how US Soccer and USSF handle things it isn't a surprise that their are some unhappy customers.
Forums around the country are verifying that these clubs below are leaving GDA.
These are high level clubs with multiple national titles and National players.
There is more but these have let it be known as of today!
Those are 4 of the most successful clubs in the country...
Agree DA has screwed this up which honestly you have to expect to some degree with it being new. It doesn't however seem like they are fixing any of the issues that they have, whether that is allowing girls to play high school, adding more show cases, letting teams play out side competition etc. So many things they got wrong and are not willing to make changes/listen to the consumer.
Those are the same. The USSF is US Soccer and vice versa.