Discovery League

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  1. timbuck

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    Rumor has it that this was Don Ebert’s idea.
     
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    That SD Navy 03 team played up in the 2002 Champions division last season and came in first place for the regular season. I would guess this is accurate.
     
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    thanks for the clarification
     
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    What about G05s???
     
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    Those are just partial work in progress preliminary lists. For the boys the latest is there's going to be up to 14 teams in boys03-01 due to the overwhelming demand and the fact that some clubs had multiple same age teams accepted and they don't want them to play each other.

    When the lists are posted on the DSL website then the picture will be clearer but there still could be some adjustments after that. When it's all said and done I think DSL will be similar to CSL by having multiple former age split Academy teams: Rsc, Pat's, strikers, etc
     
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    Would be good if that is the case. In G02 there are 3 Legends and 3 Slammers teams while the Beach team slotted for the spot was not included on initial invites. This Beach team qualified for CRL, beat and tied the National Cup final four and finalist teams in May and June tournaments. One of the Legends teams included failed to qualify for CRL and was an average flight 2 team last year. I guess we know who has the power in SCDSL.
     
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    Trust me, it's all silly.
    What is tier 1 Europa?
    It's tier 2. But that would make tier 2 tier 3, and so on. Easier to lighten dad's wallet by calling would-be tier 2 Europa.
     
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    I suppose there is some marketing to it, but keep in mind that there is no Discovery division at the younger ages. It would be confusing to suddenly re-designate most of the 2005 Flight 1 teams as Flight 2 this upcoming season because they didn't qualify to compete in the Discovery bracket. Further, in my experience the gap between Champions/Discovery and the rest of Flight 1 has been a lot less than the gap between Flight 1 and Flight 2. I think people understand what the designations mean.
     
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    That Legends team is a mystery. I can't imagine Legends would want to subject that roster to Discovery-level competition even if they had the power to do so. Must be some realignment we aren't aware of.
     
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    That may be the case but 3 Legends teams and 0 Beach? Balance?
     
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    I agree it's weird. I don't know whether club balance is an objective, but Tuttle and Soler were the class of Europa West last fall. There's no logical reason on paper to promote zero teams out of Europa West yet promote two Europa South teams PLUS that Legends South team.
     
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    The logical reason would be that those teams applied and were willing to pay the additional costs to be part of the Discovery Division. Teams that declined to pay the additional costs and didn't apply would not be in. Perfectly logical.
     
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    I assumed from @Overtime's post that they had applied. If not that would certainly explain why neither Beach team made it. But I'd need confirmation that dozens of other teams failed to apply before I'd accept the choice as "perfectly logical."
     
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    The Beach team denied paid the costs and has the resume since being formed this spring. It is a mix of the top players fr
    Yes this Beach team applied and paid the fees. They are a mix of the top players from Tuttle and a handful of other local teams. Their short spring resume shows their worth.
     
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    So it was a newly formed team in the spring? I don't know what the Discovery Division rules are, but normally there is some sort of roster continuity required (minimum of X number of players from previous years team, etc.). Might that be an issue?
     
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    Also, it looks like that Legends South team had a better record in the CRL play-in tournament than Beach. How did Beach qualify but not Legends?
     
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    Beach was top 2 in pool and advanced. Not see about Legends. Besch were fortunate to advance as they were missing 5 players due to vacation and injury.
     
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    Legends South was 2nd in Group A with 6 points. Beach was 2nd in Group D with 5 points. As either a 2nd place team or a wild card it seems Legends South should have advanced if Beach did. So if SCDSL took recent performance into account perhaps not as odd a result as it first appeared. I still share your disappointment that Beach didn't make it though. My DD's played many games against them over the years and I've long been impressed with them as a club.
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