No need to mock and belittle someone just because DA isn't a fit, and they have a different formula that works for their DD. Or insinuate/flatly state that someones DD is a second tier player with no options because they choose ECNL. Shales has a valid point. I heard a lot of negative feedback from DA parents on the schedule as well as those that didn't go. He's not saying it's the case for everyone. I'm happy for athletes that have found a league that works for them, be it DA, AYSO, whatever. I'm happy DA is a huge success in Socal and working for many girls. ECNL in Norcal is still a viable path for national training center and college scholarships. ECNL players are still in the norcal national training pools. There was an ECNL discovery player that was recently recommended to a local pool event, and received a full ride from every school on her dream list. Get visibility in whatever way works for your daughter. Top talent will get noticed regardless.