Thoughts on clubs (LA Galaxy San Diego, Surf, Albion)

Discussion in 'Girls Development Academy' started by Jlb, Dec 4, 2018.

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Which club do you recommend?

  1. Surf

    62.1%
  2. LA Galaxy San Diego

    24.1%
  3. Albion

    13.8%
  1. Fact

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    Why would you based your decision on where to relocate your family based on soccer? That is very short sighted. Find a neighborhood in your price range, within easy commuting distance and condusive to your families needs in general. Do you want to be close to the beach, have a larger plot of land, ok with a cookie cutter home, want a walkable community etc.?

    This school talk is way over-rated. There are good schools in all parts of San Diego regardless of ratings. My only real concern would be the safety of the school location. Otherwise as long as the school has AP or IB classes which generally have the teachers that care, the quality of the education will be about the same and not impact learning or the ability to get in a good college.
     
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  2. Carlsbad10

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    Depending on the Age Group, Del Mar Sharks ECNL should be considered, only ECNL team in San Diego. For example the '05 Sharks are 3-0 against Southwest DA teams this year, including 2-0 over LAGSD, 1-0 Real SoCal, and 3-1 over OC Surf.

    My '05 Rankings:
    1) Surf DA
    2) Sharks ECNL
    3) Surf DPL
    4) LAGSD DA
    5) Albion DA
     
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  3. Lambchop

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    I would add a #6, which clubs have the most players recruited to D1 schools.
     
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    That is covered under "Club".
     
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    Why? My kid is being recruited heavily by D1's, but is leaning real hard to committing to a D3. Not everyone wants D1. Some players might think more about their field of study or academic offerings, not just division. I think you should look at which clubs have ALL (or at least 90%) of their players recruited prior to graduation, no matter the division. Different strokes, for different folks. A lot of great schools out there, not just D1. The right fit is most important, not the division. Some D2's and D3's out there playing some very good soccer and some D1's that suck!
     
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  6. espola

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    One of the weaknesses of that is that some clubs/players claim soccer recruitment when the admission to the school in question was not based on club or high school soccer at all.
     
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    I think you response on "some" is inaccurate. I would say "all". You know as well as I do, it's how all these clubs recruit players. By stretching the truth on why you need to come to their club. Just look at all the D1 recruits!

    I know quite of few D1's recruited currently that are getting little to no money for soccer and will probably never see the pitch, but that's their choice to accept. If they're ok to sit the bench and walk on, essentially, then it's cool. But you know the club will still say they got recruited. It's all in the numbers. And we wonder why so many transfers occur in college.
     
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    This happens much more than people realize..
     
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    And I don't even want to get into the players who really were recruited (with or without their club's help) but whose college soccer careers went nowhere.
     
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    My sr student is finishing college applications. She thought she narrowed down the schools at start of the year, but as she attended workshops and open houses, her choices expanded. Props to those kids who picked their schools 8th-11th grade and never looked back!
     
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    Surf DPL over Sharks ECNL any day (and that's not a knock on Sharks). In fact, I might put money on Surf DPL being better than Surf DA. But that's this year. I'm assuming that team blows up come tryouts though.
     
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    Are you saying the Surf DA team will blow up or the Surf DPL team will blow up? Either way I think you are incorrect. Where will the DA players go to be on a better team, with better coaching (BW is fantastic)? Where are the DPL players going to go? Albion (DA), LAGSD (DA), or DMCV (ECNL)? I am not going to say that Surf DPL is better than those teams, but I think they can compete day in and day out with all of them. And YSR seems to think they are pretty good too. https://youthsoccerrankings.us/rankings/CAS/14/Girls/
    PS Haven't lost a game since Surf Cup and have conceded 1 goal all year in DPL (so far).
     
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    Yeah, sorry - my guess would be the DPL team gets raided, either by other DA squads or Surf's own DA team. Those girls are getting older and college recruiting is now a thing. No way the majority of that DPL team should be wasting their time playing games where they end with a single goal give up all year (versus, I'm assuming, 40+ scored?). If they don't move on to DA or ECNL, they're making a mistake.
     
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    Surf DPL vs Sharks ECNL '05 would be a great local San Diego '05 game. Sharks ECNL '05 is 3-0 against DA teams this year (3-1 over Surf OC, 2-0 over LAGSD, 1-0 over Real SoCal). Surf DPL '05 while undefeated in DPL is 2-4 against ECNL teams this year (2-0 Phoenix Rising, 0-3 LAFC Slammers, 0-3 Heat, 0-1 Davis Legacy, 1-2 Pleasanton Rage, 2-1 Arsenal).

    Invite from Sharks for a scrimmage was declined by Surf's BW.
     
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    Where were the DA games played? At a showcase?
     
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    Spring League
     
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    Too bad no ECNL in Nat Cup. Would be fun to see how it all shook out.
     
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    In the G05 bracket, Arsenal ECNL are playing nat cup. They're not one of the stronger ECNL teams but they're there. Shame Surf DPL didn't enter as they'd be one of the two or three favorites.
     
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    Don’t think you won’t see a few ECNL patches out on the fields during Nat’L Cup.....they will be there.
     
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    How about for the olders? I know all about how the scene changes and its late in the recruiting game... if we could ignore all that for a second and just talk about the non obvious stuff. Where would an 01 benefit most? Say they didn't play a fall season, go back to an ECNL team? Or could they go to a DA team (should they be good enough)? I'm not familiar with the DA rules, could that even be a possibility in the spring or even right now?
     

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