Discussion in 'Girls Development Academy' started by Swoosh, Jul 8, 2016.
Any news on this?
Membership Applications for the 2018-2019
DA Age Groups 18-19 from the application:
U-12 (2007), U-13 (2006), U-14 (2005), U-15 (2004), U-16/17 (2002/2003), & U-18/19 (2000/2001) 6 total
Are they really using a basic Google Docs form to accept applications?
I guess the technology works fine, but it seems pretty lame that this is what our federation uses to accept applications.
I am considering filling one out and entering "US Soccer Sucks. What does the development academy develop?" into every free form box.
That is for the Boys DA, the girls are doing something different apparently
"The Girls’ Development Academy is currently in the first year of the program. Academy Leadership is in the stage of observation and analysis about any potential age groups for expansion, e.g. U-13, U-16 single age, etc. If the Academy were to expand, all clubs that complete this application would also be considered for additional potential age groups and would receive communication prior to confirming participation. Note: Existing Academy Clubs do not need to apply for any potential expansion, they will automatically be considered for any additional age group expansion"
Thanks for the age group update. Appreciated! How long does it take US Soccer to get a decision back to the applying club? #curious
Hey Sunil, how's that academy working out for you?
Sunil is busy figuring out how to keep his job!
Over the last few weeks I have looked at game cards for the DA. It lists number of minutes played by players and who scored. It would be nice to know who assisted on the goals and why some players did not play. Where they on IR?
Actually I think he is trying to figure out how to fire himself but he keeps running into to much red tape. Who knew?
The next best thing is coming after Gulati is canned. The DA was in existence for 10 years and the results are in. It did not work.
Do they still have U17 residency in Bradenton FL? Because if they do....that didn't work either.
You were right MAP, Macario did hit a bit of a slump the past few games. But wow, she sure woke up from it last night. 2 goals and an assist against Oregon, each a beautiful strike. She now leads all PAC-12 players in points (29). In second is UCLA's Halie Mace (27), who has played 192 more minutes than Macario this season. Next week will be the toughest part of the Cardinal's conference schedule with UCLA and USC on tap. Can't wait to watch!
She is a special talent. She will go as far as she is willing to work hard to get. She is a sweet kid too.
Just curious, now that the season is underway, what are the costs associated with DA , especially compared to ECNL? Are costs coming in as expected? I was looking at the game reports of Albion and was wondering why they would take so many coaches to Arizona this weekend, including Gins and Crowe who have traditionally been more focused on the boys? Why not just watch the local games? Does US Soccer pick up their tab and are other clubs sending an entourage to out of area games?
I think it was great that Gins was there and getting to see the girls side.. Looks like the boys played Saturday and there were several games being played and with DA rules they were probably needed to make sure each game had the appropriate coach amount covered. As far as cost I would say it is probably comparable to ECNL.. it's a commitment for sure but if your kid is dedicated, talented and wanting the best competition and opportunities to be seen then DA is a great fit. Not for everyone but my kid is loving it!
The U13 DA pilot program for the Frontier conference is going well. I expect it will be expanded nationally next year.
Nice to see that Gins has Crowe involved on the girls side. Crowe is the best asset Albion has and really should be running the club.
It will be interesting to see how these lists compare as the events get closer.
I don't see any boys games on Saturday in Arizona and the girls games were spread out every 2 hours. You seem to imply
that DA requires more than 1 coach at a game. Is this true? Would be a benefit for players sitting on the bench to talk to a coach during the game. Much better than reviewing film.
Typically you will find anywhere from 2-5 coaches on any DA's team bench during the DA games. Of course, you will see more of this during the home games as it is much easier from a logistical standpoint. At our club we have fostered an environment where direction and coaching comes from within all DA coaches on the staff. This occurs during the practices as well. The girls appreciate not only the support but also the different vantage points and approach to the games and training.