So Cal Blues 2012 Looking for a Marta or a Mia to join our winning TEAM

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  1. Hodari

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    The So Cal Blues 2012 have won a few tournaments and are playing a year up. We practice at the great park twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30. If your daughter loves soccer and wants to play at a higher level, she would get better playing with the Blues. We play lots of tournaments and would love to have you come tryout. Our coach, Rob Rennie, has won many state championships and coached for the Blues for many years. If you would like to come tryout, please call my cell 714-727-0000. I'm the team manger and can answer many questions.

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    Does it matter if you are a "winning team" at that age? Emphasize ball skills and fun, then the winning will come and they may continue to play past the age of 13 when girls start to make decisions for yourself. Emphasize winning at this age and a majority will burn out in a few years. Here is a link to a good article on the subject.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-age-13/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3ab894ef6753
    Here is the first line in case you don't want to read the whole article- "According to a poll from the National Alliance for Youth Sports, around 70 percent of kids in the United States stop playing organized sports by the age of 13 because “it’s just not fun anymore.”
     
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    Thank you for Pointing that out we do tons of off the field activities away from the ball. we really pride ourselves on making it fun ,From roller rink to ice cream after Games our team is full of smiles. we also offer extra days a week to work on ball mastery if you would like more information on the brilliant SC Blues 2012s feel free to contact.
     

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    It is not that hard to find a winning program where the kids are having fun and noticeably developing skills. That comment seems to be rooted in something other than your well-intended announcement @Hodari. My DD enjoys a competitive winning environment and I don't need to apologize for that, she has tons of fun, her development is playing out nicely, she loves her teammates and her coaches, and if she gets burned out this year at 14 - it's kind of a natural end to anything she'll do in life. I won't be beating myself up over not pushing her into an environment that focused on ball skills or development. I don't need an article to tell me burnout is a function of their internal desire and how we parent, period.
     
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    I’ve seen this team play numerous times and they have fun but all compete. Nothing wrong with that.... actually not bad thing especially at this age as long as it’s in a constructive manner and kids smile.
     
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    The only small issue I had with this post is saying they are "looking for a Marta or Mia" to join the team. These kids are 6 -7 years old, lets pump the brakes a little bit. Are you just looking for tall, fast, athletic kids because that is what's typically considered good at that age? We've all seen the kids that develop physically early in life and are considered better as the young player but when the rest of the kid mature later in life, they aren't as good because the other kids are technically better and have caught them physically. Don't short change the small kid that loves the game. They may develop to be the best player of them all when they get to ECNL or DA age groups.
     
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    Yes agreed, great point re how much can change as the kids develop.

    I'm sure this Blues G2012 team will be a fun one
     
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    Is there a reason your team is only taking girls named "Mia" or "Marta"? It seems to me that it cutting down on some talent, but I can also appreciate that it makes giving instructions easier, especially if there are two Taylors or Cindy's on the team.;)
     
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    We would love a Megan also, Hopes need not apply.
     
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    There isn’t a team in so cal without an Emma, Ella, Taylor or Mackenzie on it right now.
     
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    We may have all Three!!!Lol
     
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    The trifecta lol! Guaranteed success!!
     
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    Blues + Rennie = Success

    Blues period equals success .
     
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    Rennie is the MAN he has 15 state championships
     
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    One of the best recruiters in the youth game!
     
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    I'm sure Rennie is a great coach, his teams seem to always be ranked high. But the measure of a great coach should be how many players do they develop that go on to play DA, ECNL, college etc. Are the kids still playing past 13 or did he burn them out? If you just recruit and coach a bunch of tall fast athletes when they are young, of course you will win a lot.
    Parents always talk about development vs. winning, but when they judge coaches all I ever hear about is which coach has won more. Why does winning at U7 or U8 even matter? That's more about parents ego and water cooler talk with coworkers then anything else. The kids aren't even playing 11v11 soccer until u13.
    Like I said, this is not about Rennie who I imagine is a great person and a fine coach, this is just an observation I've made over time.
     
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    Are you Serious I made this post to find a few girls, why are you in a discussion about 7 year old girls and there coach must be a slow news day. If it wasn't about winning why do they keep score or have PK's if your tied. Rob R Is Amazing Coach and Has coached many famous women and one that turned pro at 13.
     
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    Cause someone needs a Trophy that they can showcase at games. RR had nothing to do with OM’s success....sorry to break that news to you.

    Enjoy the ride
     
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    RR is responsible for putting more 7 & 8 year olds into 3 and 4 hour commutes a night than any man in US Soccer. If he was great he'd coach the kids from the local area like all good coaches should do in those age groups.
     
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