Girls Development Academy

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    The process is outlined in the rules. But basically you need outgoing club Approval to practice with a DA club. Then to transfer you need approval from outgoing club to incoming club from the DOC. It is actually a simple process.
     
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    Boy's DA and girl's DA are slightly different, boys already have U12 and U13 I believe. So as far as age split they don't have to be exactly the same.
     
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    Schedule is out. In normal schedules. Good matchups.
     
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    Without approval of outgoing DOC, are kids stuck on a team until the end of the season? An interesting question came up because DA season goes to the end of July I believe? But what if new kids are brought onto the team from ECNL teams and non DA/non ECNL teams midway thru the season. Despite having minimum play requirements, a player could all of a sudden have a huge cut back in playing time yet be stuck with the team since Calsouth does not control DA teams.
     
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    A player registered with DA is an unregistered free agent with respect to Cal South, unless the club has double-booked him.
     
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    Or Her!
     
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    When will DA tryouts be in 2018....Jan, Feb, March.....? I think we did it in May of this year for inaugural season. #curious
     
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    Yes I understand that CalSouth does not control DA. Look at my last sentence. So you did not answer my question. I remember one boy telling his club that he was on scholarship for HS and so they released him to play HS thinking that he would come back afterwards. But it was just his parents outplaying the DOC and he joined a new team right after HS season.

    I would have hoped things evolved in favor of players suck on a team that was not even trying to develop them. I guess players make a commitment to a DA team and then are suck for almost a whole year without any recourse if they are not playing or were lied to about playing time, no. of players on a team etc. What a sad system.
     
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    July?
     
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    Are tryout dates mandated by US Soccer or do clubs have some flexibility setting the dates?
     
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    The whole house of cards rests on people accepting the fiction that they are actually doing any development. Because of its limited size, they are able to recruit the best players in any given year, and then proudly display the results of how many have made if to the highest levels - national team, age-group teams, and college rosters. The best of those players were headed to those destinations anyway.

    The primary objective of this program has been (or should have been) to elevate USA soccer into the top ranks of FIFA teams. Now we are at the 10-year mark which was the propagandized target year at the beginning, and where are we? Sitting at home with Canada watching Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama play.
     
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    A few of the GDA clubs are actually doing things a lot different then I have seen in club soccer. In general you are correct but then again Soccer is a low totem pole for men in the US. The rest of the world has soccer as the main sport, here it is like a boys 5th sport for the athletes. Don't see that changing for a long time - not even in my lifetime.
     
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    Ding what things different?
     

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