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Discussion in 'Boys Development Academy' started by younothat, Oct 11, 2017 at 9:22 AM.

  1. younothat

    younothat Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunate US Soccer chose to not break out U16 and U17 age groups. This will have an impact on the development of a large number of 2003s as they sit on the bench in favor of playing 2002s. Same shit, different year.
     
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    This U.S. soccer Academy is just pure bull shit just like the national team. How can you don't have a single age group. (03) U16?. The U16 age group in soccer is the biggest tradition all over the world, YES THE U.S SOCCER IS GOING BACKWARD. REVERSE. UNDERDEVELOPED.
     
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    The double year for 03/02 is so idiotic it's crazy. That is such a big year of growth and maturity and us soccer risks losing tons of kids who are still small or it hasn't clicked yet. You've invested 2 years of consistent development in the 03's...why scrimp on them now?
    If this is about development, why not continue to invest?
    Can someone explain the rationale behind two age groups in one? What's the advantage from US Soccer's side?
     
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    One Hundred Million doesn't buy what it use to buy so USSF little short on cash. What we have now is for payola. Not to worry, now they are going to start f'ing the girls too so that should bring in some extra cash. Once we hit two hundred million, we can re-visit this conversation.
     
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    LAFC going with calendar year age groups only so no plans for the combined age group teams for the boys.

    The girls age groups still not set by ussda.

    "The Girls’ Development Academy is currently in the first year of the program. Academy Leadership is in the stage of observation and analysis about any potential age groups for expansion, e.g. U-13, U-16 single age, etc. If the Academywere to expand, all clubs that complete this application would also be considered for additional potential age groups and would receive communication prior to confirming participation. Note: Existing Academy Clubs do not need to apply for any potential expansion, they will automatically be considered for any additionalage group expansion"

    Hopefully da reconsiders those combined age groups
     
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    I heard about this recently and thought I was mistaken when I heard it. It will play out exactly like you said..a bunch of '03s are going to be sitting on the bench. Who is making these decisions?
     
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    Seems like a lot of investment clubs, players, and coaches made for 2-3 years w/ the 2003 group that maybe not be played forward.

    Lets say 25% of the those players make the combined 18-19' u16/17 team(s) that's 75% attrition which is a tough bill to swallow for the 100+ U15 clubs around the country.

    I guess the make believe pyramid looks better with a age funnel on the top in a slide or powerpoint but in the real world those teams are broken up, investment down the drain and we're reinterpreting the calendar year split debate again after we all thought was settled w/ the new standards. Nope lets stick with the old ways & waste some more resources:rolleyes:
     
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    How will LAFC manage this in the future if US Soccer doesn’t clue in? Are you saying that when the 04s are U17s, your 05s (U16s) will not be on a combined 04/05 team? If so, how will the 05s get the necessary games they need to improve and develop? Hopefully USSF wises up by then, but it they don’t?
     
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    Someone much smarter than US Soccer(so anyone) will get creative and create a league for those teams so that those teams can stay together. All it will take is one person willing to say "(insert academy here), we are creating a league for the 03 and 05 teams to play in games equal to those that they played in the previous years, same set up, etc. We would love for you to be involved." I think it would be that easy, am I missing something? Those of you waiting around for US Soccer to get a clue well.....
     
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    Isn't this what they're doing on the girls side with the creation of the DPL?
     
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    No Girls DPL is a 2nd team type of league where players are trying to develop into 1st team players.

    Besides ayso ussda seems like the only org still doing combined age groups. At least ayso has a valid reason, they don't have enough players for individual age group teams after a certain age u14+. Not the case with da plenty of teams and players.

    CSL premier has a bunch of former da boys teams now, maybe they will continue down this route or create "super premier" or something like that.
     
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    Technically yes. But if you're on the G03 DA team this year and don't make the combined team next year, you'll most likely play in the DPL no? (assuming you stay with the same club)
     
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    Not that easy. If any of those gap-year teams want to have their players keep DA status that year they cannot play in a league that isn't blessed by USSDA. Rules are very strict on what US Soccer will allow for full-time DA players, both boys and girls.
     
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    DP your best 5-6 kids
     
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    That's only 6 DA games. What's the use? And how does LAFC and LAG manage that? Can't DP anyone.
     
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    With all the bashing going on with the MNT and USSF structure, is applying for DA status really worth it? Sounds more like a prestige title rather then development for the children.
     

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