Girls Development Academy

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    Dog in the fight? Maybe for ulittle parents. Your a Beach FC parent and why you posted, CRL and National Cup are a viable option for Beach FC's B teams. Is this the sales pitch the club is serving the Beach FC parents? When in truth, ECNL is a better path for college exposure through their showcases compared to CRL and National Cup.

    BTW, clubs with DA/ECNL status and DD's verbally committed don't have a dog in this fight.
     
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    OMG, you went there :eek:
     
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    Very funny! Great reply to post #378
     
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    You're an idiot.
     
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    At first I thought maybe you were a Bayern Munich fan and was posting crap on Dortmund, because of their rivalry.
     
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    A question I have and it may seem silly to those that have more knowledge than me, and that's why we use this forum, but won't the DA have college exposure too? Perhaps not as much as ECNL offers but I know for me, who has a child playing at a recent DA accepted club, and is she's an impact player, college is far more important than recruiting to the NWSL. Any thoughts or knowledge regarding college and DA ?
     
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    In all likelihood, the girls DA will have more exposure to college coaches than the ECNL. The pro-ECNL crowd tries to espouse the ECNL as the greatest league ever. (Far from it.) Eventually, a greater percentage of players in the girls DA will be committed to college programs than girls in the ECNL. Plain and simple. It might be to a cellar dweller in the toughest women's soccer conference in the country, or it could be somewhere else. But the DA girls will have their choice of schools, whereas the ECNL players will be getting whatever is leftover.
     
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    Cali I like your passion but this statement is blatantly untrue. The players with accolades will always get recruited over players without them regardless of the league that they play in and that will never change. The GDA has no track record and no format in writing so how can you make this statement?

    I'm sorry that your daughter had such a bad experience with ECNL but making up lies to sway people is very Trumpish. Most people had a good experience with it. Maybe your daughter should have tried out for Blues, WCFC, Slammers or Surf. I bet she would have had a better experience. Maybe if she had gotten a YNT call up while with the Strikers you would have a different opinion.
     
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    Bold statement from a person that backs a league that has not produced results with the boys. That also doesn't acknowledge the importance of high school sports to girls. That also doesn't understand they actually is a difference between boys and girls.

    In theory one magic expect GDA to make over but I say there are two many variables to really say. Let's see what happens and who actually jumps.
     
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    Abbey Wambach net worth - 4 million
    Mia Hamm net worth - 10 million
    alex morgan net worth - 3 million

    Ann Kournikova net worth - 50 million
    Venus Williams net worth - 75 million
    Chris Everett - 32.5 million
     
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    Disagree. For women the audience is interested in hot looking players that win.
     
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    Maria Sharapova -195 million
    Serena Williams - 160 million
    Annika Sorenstam - 40 million
    Marta - 13 million, US WNT players are no where near Marta!

    Kerri Walsh and Misty May Treanor volleyball and Amanda Beard (swimming) all have the same net worth as Abby Wambach at 4 million.

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    Allyson Felix net worth running track is 8.5 million!
     
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    I wonder what the net worth is of the woman that keeps popping up on the ad for "Date a Rich Woman".
     
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    Please show me where I said anything to the contrary? I have never indicated that players without accolades will get recruited over girls with accolades. It is my contention that the girls with the accolades will be playing in the DA. Blues, Surf, Slammers, and Eagles have committed to putting their best players on their DA teams, as have Beach, Legends FC, Galaxy SD, and LA Premier. Those clubs usually produce players with some very strong pedigrees. Concur? So if the players with the accolades are playing in the DA, then where are the college coaches going to recruit? Won't the coaches recruit from the strongest league with the strongest players?

    We had a great experience with Strikers. Met some wonderful players and families, but unfortunately, something was missing on the pitch. I take umbrage at the oft-repeated notion that "the ECNL is the best place to have your player." That is the Trumpish lie designed to sway people away from high performing, non-ECNL clubs like Beach, LA Galaxy (north and south), Albion, and of course, the 4x national champions, Legends FC. Strikers is "the ECNL". Correct? So when you say how great the ECNL is, aren't you referring to Strikers? And Arsenal? And RSC? As well as NC Fusion, Santa Rosa United, Utah Avalanche, FC Boston, and even the ECNL President's FC Wisconsin Eclipse? Give me a break...my kid would never be where she is today if she had stayed in "the ECNL". And she won't be riding the pine in the rain when she gets to the next level either.
     
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    I not sure I agree with your first sentence. Good luck to your DD and her education.

    NC State Women's Soccer
    2015 - 4-wins-15 -losses
    2014 - 2-wins-15-losses
    2013 - 7 wins - 12 - losses
    2012 - 5 wins - 14 losses
     
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    IMO, If your DD played on a top half ECNL SoCal club. She would have been recruited either way. I've seen players without any individual accolades who only played ECNL and suprised at the university they committed to (positive surprise of course).
     
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    Maybe, but who knows? The reality is that she was recruited and committed to the school of her choice without any assistance from the ECNL. Maybe in the future, you should just call it "the EC".
     
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    As long as your DD committed to the school she feel in love with. That's all that matters!
     
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    Okay let me try to respond in order. First, the girls with accolades will play where the families choose to play which initially likely will not be the DA for many of the committed players. I like that you say that the clubs have committed to putting players somewhere when the families of the players will be making that decision not the clubs. Second, not one of those non-ECNL clubs that you mentioned has a better record of producing national team and/or college players than ANY of the ECNL clubs in SoCal. Regarding where your kid would be that is your judgement as I don't know your kid. Kinda weird that you mentioned riding the pine. I can assure you my player won't be riding the pine this year and I won't get into where but it is a top program. I repeat that the coaches will recruit the players with accolades first and foremost.

    Sorry about your experience with Strikers. They seem to have plenty of strong players going to good schools. You mention the 4X USYS national championship Legends club. How many of those titles came prior to the ECNL clubs pulling out of the USYS championships? We all know that the number is a big fat zero. That is the same for Beach and Albion, LA Premier and Galaxy have yet to win a title in the watered down USYS so what does that say about their worthiness? We won't even mention the NWSL teams because they are just complicit beneficiaries of the power grab and aren't expected to have actually done anything.
     
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