Girls DA U13 in 2018-2019

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  1. Woobie06

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    I heard today that the Girls DA is going to have U13’s next year for the 2006’s....the source is pretty reliable....has anybody else heard/confirmed this? This will be their first year on full field and 11x11...a little concerned about that change, and the 30+ week schedule for the kids, 4 practices a week....I just think 11 and 12 yr olds going this hard is a bit much. I am worried about the kids burning out, and not being able to be kids...
     
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    Some 2006 teams play in so many tournaments that D.A. might result in then playing fewer games.

    Personally I like the one game per say rule.
     
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    Our DOC/coach officially informed our team of this week ago. Though it sounds like there is a small chance it wont happen, but likely it will.
     
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    True or false?: Galaxy Girls D.A. is fully funded.
     
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    So how does DA work for odd number birth years? Do current 04 DA teams have half of their rosters filled with 05s?
     
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    True.
     
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    Huh??? See ‘03 DA
     
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    Might have a few sprinkled in. Just depends.
     
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    General question, for anyone. Is Galaxy Girls D.A. the only club fully funding their D.A. teams? If not, then who? For those that aren't what are the fees like? Are fees the same for every player, or are there "side deals" for good players and families who can't pay the full cost? Are most of the current U-14 clubs practicing 4 days per week? I've heard different stories from different people.
     
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    That’s a valid concern.
     
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    Then you have answered your own question DA isn’t for you or your dd.
     
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    04's and 03's for that matter, are single year age groups. You could have some 05's playing up, but it's mostly all 04's. The mixed age groups begin with the 01/02's. However, even those are supposed to go single year age group in the near future.
     
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    LA Galaxy and Pateadores are fully funded. Some have $3-5K travels fees only. 4 days a week is it.
     
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    I took a look at Pateadores and their Girls D.A. results are pretty poor across all age groups. If any of the olders parents pop in here can you let us know what they think is the cause of this? Coaching? Players? I know other D.A. clubs had ECNL and a "winning reputation" that can help recruit.

    Fully funded sounds nice, but losing every week by the big margins I've seen doesn't sound appealing to me. Not including this weekend's games: U-14 has been outscored 20-7, U-15 has been outscored 14-4, U16/17 has been outscored 22-4, U17/18 has been outscored 28-12.

    Pats parents, I'm not trying to offend you :)
     
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    Please keep an open mind because I am absolutely not trying to offend. This is the type of post that shows as a younger parent you really need to do some research as to what is important to you, what you are looking for, what your dd needs to be happy.
    This is a grind. This is not for short term wins and losses. You will not see the fruition of this for 2-3 years period. By that time the recruitment clubs will have lost their recruited stars and we will see what they have actually developed.
    If you are keen you can clearly see now which 04 clubs are recruitment with no substance.
    You can see what DA hurt and makes you question “were they ever really that good”.
    You can also see if you truly are observant what teams use a small core of girls to get a W but when their benches go in it goes south. Is that development ?
    Some girls do ok sitting on the bench on a winning team.
    Some girls would rather lose and play the majority of the time.
    Some girls need swag and bells and whistles.
    Some girls like the training .
    Some girls need a particular coach.
    Pats play a nice game of soccer. You should watch sometime.
    Also my personal tidbit is you should not be looking at W and L Records. Look at what the clubs are offering the players. There is a huge disparity and LAPFC and Pats for example are light years ahead of others on offerings.
    Examples:
    Trainers
    Fitness trainers
    GPS TECH
    mental strength training
    Video breakdowns
    Fees paid
    Travel paid

    Building a program takes time but they have solid solid coaches and foundation. In Choosing a DA we went to PATS last year to train. It was the hands down most technical tryout just my two cents.

    Sorry for the long winded rant. It’s a hard paradigm to get used to. I can’t epxlain it actually very well because until you are in it it’s difficult to get across. At U-14 there are no standings. I am extremely competitive but there is a huge difference between what they are teaching now, expected to retain , expected to perform etc than ever before and we were at the best club.
     
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    If you look at my posts you also see Beach and LAGSD fit into this mold of perfecting an Academy Model as to what it should ideally be.
    That is what an astute 05 parent should be doing. Ask those hard questions and see what the actual program is. It’s not just “soccer four days a week”.
     
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    Asking questions here is part of my research! So thanks for your reply! :D

    >Also my personal tidbit is you should not be looking at W and L Records. Look at what the clubs are offering the players. There is a huge disparity and LAPFC
    and Pats for example are light years ahead of others on offerings.

    Which club is offering? It wasn't clear from your reply.
     
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    Prior to DA and now Pat's was/is known as a boys club. The girls program was not necessarily were they wanted it to be. With the DA I can see this program helping grow and improve their youngers which will steadily improving the DA teams going forward. They will be able to develop players within their own club. It may take a bit but I am sure Pat's will improve and build these DA teams each and every year.
     
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    I think the 05 parents are LUCKY!
    I think you should all get together and make a spreadsheet and really break down what each club actually is doing.
    TRAINING SPACE
    TRANING TIMES
    COACHES- who is actually coaching
    REHAB
    TRAINERS
    FITNESS REGIME
    TRAVEL COSTS AND CONSIDERATIONS

    INSTENSITY OF PRACTICE
    COACHING PHILOSOPHY
    REVIEW GAME REPORTS

    GPS TECH
    MENTAL STRENGTH COACHING
    CLUB COACH MESSAGING PLATFORM AND TECHNOLOGY
    RECOVERY

    believe me...you must do yourself a favor and do this! The DA are widely different.

    There is not a right answer here. What is good for one is not for another. You and only you can answer what works best for your family and daughter
     
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