Early SW Conference 2017-2018 Outlook Discussion

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  1. MarkM

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    I was under the impression that the ECNL showcase in NJ is partnered with PDA. And the PDA showcase existed long before ECNL, no?
     
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    My bad, I forgot about the PDA/ECNL showcase.

    However, that is only 1 showcase. If I recall correctly during ECNL's inaugural season almost a decade ago. They did created their own showcases events, besides PDA....a Florida Showcase, Colorado Showcase, Texas Showcase, playoffs again in Colorado and then their Virginia Championship showcase for a total of 5 additional showcases.

    Is Girls DA going to have that many college showcases this coming year for their customers? If not, to bad for the HS freshmen and sophomore players.
     
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    Does anyone know when US Club Soccer publishes the ECNL schedules for the next season?

    Someone posted the US Soccer DA master schedule link on another thread and so I am just curious about ECNL.
     
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    The ECNL season hasn't concluded yet. FYI, US Club Soccer doesn't publish ECNL schedules, ECNL does.
     
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    Ok, thanks for the information. I always thought ECNL was under US Club Soccer?
     
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    They do, but US Club Soccer doesn't post their schedule.
     
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    When ECNL started, there were only 40 teams. There were just nine regular season games. The regular season games were played at 5 existing college showcases and stand-alone ECNL events, which were held in Vegas, Illinois NJ (PDA), Florida (Disney), and Texas. The teams had to travel to three of the five events to play their regular season games. There were no playoffs. There was a championship, but that was held in Seattle.
     
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    Show me the link that the inaugural ECNL seaon proving the Florida showcase was the Disney Showcase! ECNL Florida Showcase is not associated with the Disney showcase.
     
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    In 2010 the ECNL Florida showcase was and still is held at Sanford, Florida. Where as the Disney Womens Soccer Showcase is held in Kissimmee, Florida.

    This is what I was able to find for 2010, proving it was not associated with Disney in 2010.

    All you are doing is regurgitating what you read on the ECNL website history page. If I recall, there was a playoff in Colorado and then Championship series in Seattle. Later the playoffs was moved to Seattle and Championship series to Virginia. Last year the playoffs was held in San Diego.
     

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    This feels a little bit like playing whack-a-mole. It's Disney’s Soccer Showcase presented by Chelsea FC in Orlando, FL from December 30 - January 2, 2010.
    Here is one link. https://home.gotsoccer.com/rankings/event.aspx?EventID=5814&GroupID=100794
     
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    I stand corrected for 2009 the Disney showcase had an ECNL bracket, but after that year....ECNL held their own event in Sanford, Florida which is still played today.
     
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    The first playoffs once they expanded to the U14 age group was actually in Chicago. That was the same year that they went to the semifinals of the Nike Manchester Cup at Nike world headquarters as a tune up to the ECNL finals. That year the top 2 teams from each division played a single elimination tournament with consolation games and all of the remaining teams played 3 showcase games.
     
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    Actually, FC Stars have a better description of the 2009 season. They list the structure and each ECNL event. The switch to Sanford may have come in the 2010-2011 season.
     
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    My apologies! I found the inaugural ECNL Showcase. Yes, it looks like the following year for the 2010-2011 ECNL season they moved to their own Florida Showcase in Sanford.
     

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    Has anyone taken a peek at the 2017-2018 ECNL and DA rosters for Blues, Slammers or Surf? I realize we are still "in season" with ECNL but it's winding down pretty rapidly. #curious
     
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    I tried sometime in the past week and half. A lot of them aren't published anywhere public, though I didn't look for a Slammers DA roster. But I even looked through other ECNL/DA clubs for rosters and only think I found one. I think I had found the roster for the RSC 01/2 roster, and if it was, I think it's basically the same team with a couple add ins (because they don't really have to choose, right?) I'll look through again later today.
     
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    So, now? Why do they do the national championships for the U14 and U18/19's during playoffs, and the inbetweeners in go to San Diego I believe it is this year.
     
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    The oldest and youngest age groups have less travel. Almost no national travel at U14 (only the top 16 teams unless they go to one of the non-mandatory U14 showcases) and only one showcase at U18 (and only the top 16 teams go to the championships).

    For the U18 players it has to do with the fact that most are leaving to college soon or have already left and are attending summer school. My player's team finished 3rd in the conference her senior year and had they finished in the top two she would have missed the first week of summer school. That has already occurred for a few players that I know of in the U18 championships this season. Some skipped it so that they wouldn't get a late start on college.
     
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    Other than the obvious (get a class or two out of the way early....) is there a student athlete benefit (i.e., practicing with the team earlier than other same year grads, etc.) to jumping right into college summer courses?
     

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