LA Surf is born

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  1. Technician72

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    Messaging has been generic at this point, player pool is essentially expanded and "tryouts" will ensue as teams will be shaken up both at the DA and DPL levels.

    If you read between the lines the coaching assignments say a lot in regards to what the DA teams may look like. A bigger question will be adhering to curriculum / concepts and vision as LA Premier is stating their key personnel will be running the Girls DA platform. Say what you will about wins and losses for the teams, but many parents / players were happy with the anonymity the program had and the direction with some coaches that are great teachers of the game.

    Will be interesting to see things play out. Best of luck to the girls, here's hoping that players that were LA Premier from the jump aren't left out in the dust.
     
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    Finally, a merger that makes sense!
     
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    Will BR still be running the DA program?
     
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    Yes. He will continue to run the program with the same Premier coaches running the girls and boys sides.
     
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    2019-20 Girls DA Coaches
    • 2001/02 Mike Davis
    • 2003 Nick Gumpert
    • 2004 Esteban Chavez
    • 2005 Paul Hennessey
    • 2006 Esteban Chavez
     
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    Will they train in San Marino or La Canada?
     
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    Wonder what happened to Dido?
     
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    TBD. I’m guessing the 04 and 06s will be at San Marino
     
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    Did Chavez come from SoCal?
     
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    Yes. He was the co-founder/DOC
     
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    just heard an interesting story about this. i heard la premier had plans to join Surf for some time now. Surf had some reservations because la premier teams especially in the younger ages have not been very successful and prospects were slim. their had been rumors about financial troubles at socal academy so they approached Chavez about joining la premier and starting la surf. he did not think his parents would follow knowing la premier was involved so they came of with a plan to have Chavez announce socal academy and other smaller clubs creating la surf first and once parents were committed then la premier would announce their plans to join. i just about fell of my chair when i heard this.
     
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    He’s the unknown in this situation. Don’t know where he’s going but they’ll be lucky to have him.
     
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    With 120 teams now in the club they will need every good coach.
     
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    He probably jumped ship because their program wasn’t doing well across all the DA teams
     
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    That hasn't been a driving factor in what he's done as a coach up until this point. I fear he may have been excluded as part of this merger altogether.
     
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    Very true.
     
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    It isn’t about the winning - I was under the impression that he is a talented and ethical coach and would only want to be part of a quality environment
     
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    I hear Strikers ECNL.
     
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    I'm surprised that they kept NG as the 03 coach and MD was he a DA coach already or was he from SoCal Academy?
     
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    MD was with Premier. He’s the WPSL coach and DA GK trainer.
     
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