Discussion in 'SoCalScene' started by SimpleSoccer, May 28, 2018.
DP's on DPL teams sold a bill of goods I guess? Wow
As stated before, if you play a weaker team you look like a soccer stud. It is only when you play against a strong, skilled team that you have a true comparison as to the level of play your team is at.
Interesting that the conferences that pulled out of DA and are all into ECNL, have made their former DA teams ECNL 1 teams, and their former ECNL teams, ECNL 2 teams. Says a lot, plus they get to make and keep all their money from their big ECNL tournaments.
Not so sure this is true... I know of multiple teams that used the best players from last years ECNL and DA rosters to form the upcoming ECNL 1 teams for next year. There are more than a few girls that were DA last year now on the ECNL2 rosters for next season.
What is an ECNL2 roster/team? Just flight 1?
LAFC Slammers is the only club in the Southwest that this would apply to. How do you know multiple teams that this applies to? I have yet to see any rosters posted so what is the facts that support your statement?
I think it is yet to be seen which will.be the top ECNL team at the clubs that have pulled out of DA and will now have two ECNL teams. Seems like it will be some interesting situations within clubs for DOCand parents
To be honest with you I don’t quite understand your take on this post (i.e. “Says a lot. . .). Says a lot of what?
What “Conferences” pulled out of DA?
Poor guy - he doesn't really know what he is talking about?
Sorry, was referring to "clubs "in different "conferences". Primarily back east.
Despite the end game being different than boys, I am not sure why they did not follow the boys DA model and call it a day. I guess job security?
Many top coaches have made this comment as well regarding cost...Remember this is a business, Slammers is a fine oil machine (business). More training days for DA teams - which means less teams for most coaches DA coaches, the need for A Licensed coaches = more needed money, US Soccer demands/requirements on proper practice and game fields. Along with "Soccer's" List it all adds up. On top of this some clubs partially or completely fund teams -- no cost there?? I don't hear too much ECNL funding... And the clubs that are not funded may partially fund some of the best players to compete in the recruitment process...
Thanks for sharing this. It’s disappointing. Those running this DA program are hurting the players who want to play HS and it’s ridiculous. What’s their point in trying to kill HS soccer. Bad enough to force a kid to not play HS if they want to be looked at for a national team spot, now the bastards want to block them from even being able to play at all on a DA team, especially when ECNL is not an option any longer .Wish this came out earlier as we would move to a club that was all-in ECNL. Not blaming the club for going DPL, it’s the people who created and run this GDA who have created chaos and block opportunity for our players. DA leadership is pathetic. I applaud the club’s who have gone all in ECNL to protect their players from the GDA madness.
Have to say, the DA '02 team at Surf Cup was a definite contender and very skilled, fast and full of heart. So we shall see... Another interesting year!
Well if they leave the DA and combine some of the existing teams ECNL/DA teams to form one ECNL team, I would imagine they would be just fine.
Nobody needs protection. You choose to play where you play if the coach will have you. That’s DA, ecnl and anything else.
And again to show how unimportant HS is, you had even more kids this year willing to skip it to play DA or Pilot. Nobody is heartbroken about missing out on HS.
I think the not missing out on HS soccer has a lot to do with the level of play on that HS soccer team. Girls that are very talented but goes to a school that plays lower level competition and with less talented teammates would not benefit from playing HS soccer (other than just wanting to play with friends). My DD's HS team was a mixture of waivered DA, ECNL and tier 1 players that played in a league against teams that also had high quality club players playing HS. When we played JSerra in CIF playoffs we were playing girls from the 01 & 02 Blues Baker teams. Memories of our run during the playoffs will last a lifetime for those who played and the DA girls who didn't play all wished they could have. So while I agree that HS is unimportant to some, I know for a fact there are several girls that were heartbroken on missing out on HS soccer.