Discussion in 'Girls Development Academy' started by Kicknit22, Mar 29, 2017.
SM follows Golden State I recall so might have those teams mixed up
Don't kill the messenger
"The DPL is going to a very prestigious league with trainers, game day film, hydration stations, world class fields, and DA focused rules that help develop the coach and the players,” said Noah Gins, CEO/Executive Director Albion SC. "
I guess they won't be playing at Robb Field then.
The amount of potential driving looks hellish
After reading that Goal Nation article, two things stood out to me:
1. The DPL is being run by a Board of Directors and a Technical Committee made up of soccer leaders within the founding clubs. The league will also have representation from Cal South, and Steve Hoffman is being asked to sit on the Technical Committee. - why Steve Hoffman?
2. Selected youth players will be designated as Development Players for their club’s DA teams. Each DA club will put in the following age groups 04, 03, 02, 01, 99/00. - was it previously stated that the GDA would have Development Players? I know the BDA has DP's, but I don't recall it being stated the GDA would have DP's.
Great questions @bababooey. Another would be how this SoCal focused league will do against the SW ECNL conference? I'm guessing we will see some of SW top ECNL teams play again some of these upstart DPL teams at some point this in the 2017-2018 season at Silverlakes or Las Vegas Tournament that was mentioned?
I cannot imagine DPL just sticking to the SW. At some point logically they will expand the concept to the other DA clubs.
How at that point would it affect the ECNL?
It will stay in SoCal. It's not sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. They obviously want no part of it. Hell, I can develop a GDA here in Vegas, and call it Girls Development Association, paint it red, white and blue, and I'm in the money; Selling dreams to "B" level players parents.
Looks like you are right @DH. NW prepping for DPL expansion even before it gets started?
" While centered in Southwest now, the new league has received widespread interest from youth soccer clubs in the Girls’ DA throughout the Northwest."
Since you are a clown are you coming to the game dressed as one?
It's called marketing. Of course they would want you to believe that everyone wants DPL.
Yep...marketing for sure. Probably over time effective marketing is my guess. I see a lot of interest in AZ for it.
Up until recently on these boards...the DPL would never happen.
Then it would never be sanctioned in So Cal...
Next point of contention on the boards will be...It will never expand. I am guessing it will.
The DA is going after ECNL. Clubs are looking for a way not to lose kids not 0n their DA team to an ECNL team. This is a pathway to accomplish that.
And no...I do not have a kid in DA2. But these developments are rather interesting to follow.
Speaking of marketing...del Sol is pushing it. Updated site (still not fully complete)...and on that same home page...DA2.
There are lots of questions and spin. Maybe ECNL and DPL at least from SoCal SW point of view has some appeal from a competition perspective?
It seems the DPL haters here have an agenda their pushing. Don't understand why they feel so threatened. Only reason they would be lashing out instead of wishing everyone the best.
Nice elitist attitude. So much scorn with how you use the term B level. I am not sure why you feel so inadequate but you should be wishing the success for all girls not just the 1%.
From an AZ perspective the competition is the appeal. ECNL for sure offers better competition vs just AZ...and it certainly appears that DPL will also offer higher competition vs just AZ as well.
Before you can be on the A team...typically you will spend time at the B level. B level is a valuable and important step on the way up....right?
I get some of that feeling too. Not sure what the hang up is. #curious
Well in his defense he did give his educated guess.
Believe me I'm not threatened at ALL. I have no bones to pick. What's so harsh about saying "B" team? It's the truth....having a label doesn't make anyone any better or any worse. Whatever label you give it , it's a B team, meaning a player needs to work on some things to advance. As I have always stated, if you are good enough they will find you.
GDA is for the top 1%. That is who U.S. soccer is looking for.