Girls Development Academy

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  1. Kicker4Life

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    100% agree....and thank you!
     
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    I agree.
     
  3. pulguita

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    Bud you are being generous. In 2017 the stats say there were 9383 D1 Women soccer players. If we say 25% are seniors that is 2346 seniors. If 5 make it to the full WNT (yeah right with the current staff) per year that is .2%. That doesn't even include the other Divisions or the reality that those 5 (ahem) really only come from about 20 universities max. What a misguided system we have created to focus an entire soccer bureaucracy for so little.
     
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    I agree that if you are a DA 03 player and might not be the one that makes the combined age group team for next year DPL/SCDSL/CSL would be a step down. That doesn't make DPL a failure. Instead its an option to consider if they could make the DA team again when they are in the top half the age bracket. For those you know that actually played DPL this past year I would be interested in what the specific reasons are that they are unhappy. Those reasons could very well have nothing to do with the league and could be the general unhappiness that many parents have (such as playing time, parent and parent interactions, coaches).
     
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    Every game we played at the showcase had a US Soccer scout present for the entire game. Except for the last game on the get away day we had over 60 coaches at each of our games.
     
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    What do you mean so little? Those US Soccer staff people have generous salaries, benefits, travel allowances. Of course you need 45 staff members in Florida in December, don't you know it is cold in most of the rest of the country at that time? Sort of like those $10k tank bolts and $50k toilets that the US military was getting gouged for back in the day (?).
     
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    Sounds very similar to ECNL. Except you could play high school soccer and other sports. And most of the talent was concentrated in one place. Now that is very much not the case. Just doing the math you are talking a couple of elite players per team and the rest are good players but nothing that you would have to travel to see. I'm sure that the US soccer people enjoyed the trip. We will see how many "NEW" invites come out of this scouting and/or how many "technical staff" recommendations arise. I have my theory on what will come of this.

    Good luck to you and your player.
     
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    Thanks! She is just trying to get recruited. ECNL is not an option for us since we live in Ventura Co. She is still playing HS this season since was a DP and has been offered DA full time after HS season.
     
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    Never happened. There was the case of a so-called "$600 toilet seat", but it turned out to be not just a seat but a complete toilet including seat, flush-water tank and holding tank, engineered to fit a particular aircraft. But continue with your rants - I find them amusing.

    (And don't forget to hit the "Dumb" button on your way out.)
     
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    You know I was only going to give you the green check mark, then I saw the list of the "medal" posters and I chickened out.
     
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    Unfortunately, Burlingame has been, by far, the least competitive DA club in the country. Each of their teams was being outscored by more than 5 goals a game. I consider this a positive development both for the Burlingame DA players and the DA program as a whole. Best to move on.

    Burlingame Soccer Club Average Goal Differential (through Dec. 10th):
    U-14 -5.17
    U-15 -5.33
    U-16/17 -6.42
    U-18/19 -6.00
    In Total -5.73
     
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    If by "travel to away games" they mean "travel to play games in So Cal," then I think it would only be 2 games per team that will be cancelled. Since the odds of their winning those games were so slim in the first place, simply recording those games as forfeits would seem reasonable.
     
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    Where are the Burlingame players going to move to?
     
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    Who cares?
     
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    I liked their response as it added to the conversation. Your reply on the other hand sounds more like a remark JAP would make. You have said that he lied about you. That's fine (I actually think he did), but is it a lie to say you sound like JAP again and again?
     
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    Have I ever told a lie about you?
     
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    If I said, "Who Cares" would I sound like JAP or Espola? Hmmm...
     
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    Great pull from the quiver of JAP quotes.
     
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    Yessir --

    Same that I heard from DOCs in my area. We're hoping and praying that this is the case going into '19-'20.
     
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    They somehow melted together and are now identical. JAP was a little better at derailing threads and extracting effort from others like some sort of internet argument vampire. But at this point I just skip over espola's posts.
     
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