New ECNL Clubs

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    Yep and Eclipse out of Illinois.

    Rumor is West Coast and Surf losing ECNL as are Dallas Texans. Well more like when given an ultimatum by ECNL they are choosing DA.
     
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    OC Surf (West Coast) website is showing 2018-19 teams & coaches for both ECNL & DA from 2000-20006. That would really create some heartache if your kid's brand new ECNL team evaporated....!
     
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    Wow! Michigan Hawks drop GDA. Putting their two top teams in ECNL. Announcement says other clubs around the country are doing the same. Dominoes will be falling.

    https://www.michiganwolveshawks.com/
     
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    Question: Rumor or fact? ECNL kicks out OC SURF? OC Surf will not have girls ECNL next season?
     
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    All I can say is if I had a kid on the team I would be asking a lot of questions.....

    Not kicked out but given ultimatum.

    Leaving DA:
    Hawks
    PDA
    FC Stars
    Eclipse

    Leaving ECNL:
    Surf
    West Coast/ OC Surf
    Dallas Texans

    You see Hawks already announced. This was the buzz in North Carolina.
     
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    I heard the opposite about Dallas Texans. The buzz I heard was that Texans were dropping GDA for ECNL.
     
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    Expect a bumpy ride for the next couple of years while this shakes itself out. However, this should not be a surprise to anyone. The GDA platform is flawed for 99.9% of the girls participating in it. It will flourish in So Cal though because 99.9% of the people here are vain enough to think their child will be the .01%. In most other places, sanity or common sense usually prevails. Just an example from this past weekend...after a game, I head over to get some dinner with another parent and he says to me that he thinks he (he says he, not his daughter) is going DA next year so I ask him what for what purpose as we both know his daughter is not the strongest on the team. He says better training and I say better training for what? He says that if his daughter is training anyway, he should get the best coaches and the best science behind the methods. I laugh and I see he gets irritated so I tell him that we (he knows a close family member of mine who played professionally-not MLS) didn't have science, we had passion. There is no substitution for passion. My kids all loved the sport and played at high levels beyond Club but they don't have the passion that I know it takes and they know it too so it is not a future for them. After I share this with him, he goes back to the "best training available since she is doing it anyway". He states that as a father, it is his responsibility to give her the best tools that he can in order for her to have the best chance for success. I look at him and say.....Did you know your daughter is getting a B- in algebra (as a sophomore)? Poor Bastard didn't even finish his beer. Got up and left. That is why GDA will continue to dominate the landscape here in So Cal.
     
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    I don’t think they will go ECNL only route without assurance of it not affecting the boys side.

    The DOC Hassan said in NC they were leaning only DA. But then the next day it was announced they added Boys ECNL. But soccerwires artical was misleading as that was only for boys B teams.
     
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    There was a huge meeting in Chicago a few weeks back with all of the DOC’s from most of the top girls clubs in the US. They all came up with a list of demands for both leagues.

    They then collectively sent the demands to US Soccer and ECNL. The goal was who ever was the most flexible the group would choose that league only.

    But of course as expected the couldn’t stay together in unity. So now you see some pulling from this league or that league.

    Hawks was steadfast through the whole process.

    I was hoping ECNL would win.
     
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    Where on this link does it say they are dropping DA? It just says they cancelled an ID session due to the weather forecast.
     
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    Does anyone have a copy of the list of demands? Does anyone have a list of the coaches present?
     
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    Looking at the records for their teams...the Hawks have been successful in the GDA. Rather interesting.
     
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    And yet somehow this club produced two current YNT players U-20 AK and U-18 SY and they have
    Starfire Soccer Complex, home of the Sounders training. This facility is awesome.
    Now, they have ECNL and run the ODP. I love humble beginnings stories.
     
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    And the other new ECNL club in the region, Seattle United, is actually a current DA club that is pulling out of GDA. The DA club Seattle Reign is a partnership between the Seattle Reign professional team and the Seattle United soccer club. Seatttle United is pulling out of that partnership and going ECNL.
     
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    By what date will all new ECNL clubs be announced for 2018-19?
     

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