Thoughts on DPL

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  1. Oranje

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    Here in SoCal we have a lot of elite teams competing in DA and ECN; DPL is pretty much relegated to being an after thought. I think some clubs do a better job of promoting DA2 and DA programs while other clubs treat DA2 like another regular team.

    What was sold to me two years ago was that DA2 would train along side with DA, and they would get to travel and play in the same showcases as DA for the better college exposure.

    Don't get me wrong I think scouts will still come out to watch DPL games at college showcases but the exposure is not any better than if they play for a top team in a regular SCDSL or CSL.
     
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    My DD 02 DPL player. She and several other DPL players on her team PT on the DA team. Limited playtime, but all of them are 80-90 min players on DPL. They train every week with the DA. At least 1 day most train 2 days, this is separate from their DPL training. We had over 30 Coaches at Surf Cup this last summer. We had over 50 Coaches in Vegas. We have several players that have verbal offers from colleges. Interest from D2, D3 and NAIA schools. No commitments yet. But we could have a few here shortly. My DD knows several players at her HS that play on Discovery Teams. None of those teams had the number of Coaches we had in Vegas. Her one HS friend who plays on a Discovery team said her team had very few Coaches at their games in Vegas and that no one on her team has a verbal offer. I’m sure there are a few out there in Discovery 02, have not heard of any though. Over all very happy with DPL. Automatic acceptance into Surf Cup, Silverlakes and Vegas. I think it varies from Club to Club. Some clubs are truly using the DPL model to develop. Some clubs treat them as just a second team.
     
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    It does vary from club to club. Sounds like you are describing the Legends 02 DPL which is a very high level team and the exception not the rule.
     
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    In AZ I think RSL has made an effort to make DPL work. DA of course is the top team, but they treat their DPL teams very well and have a good slate of coaches for them.

    I know they have them train at the best fields, which is also where the DA teams and their boys ECNL teams practice.
     
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    DPLLove’s DD seems to be in a good place and just the same as my DD’s situation. To answer Overtime, this team isn’t Legends 02 DPL, they didn’t play Surf Cup last year.
     
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    We have a friend whose DD is an 02 on a Discovery team and has verbally committed to a D2 school. We also know of an 02 SCDSL Europa team that passed up Vegas for Jefferson Cup this year and apparently had over 80 coach visits for their 3 games. Some of the girls got offers on the spot. Almost all got some promising leads (invites to campus, personal texts from coaches, etc.). So Cal teams get a lot more attention back East.
     
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    Most Europa and Champions/Discovery Teams don’t travel back East. It’s too bad, because I know that So Cal teams do get a lot of looks when they do travel back East. It might have had to do with the “club” they play for, drawing the Coaches to their games. Not quite sure another club would have drawn the same interest. If it’s the team I think you are referring to, they didn’t even make it through the 2nd round of National Cup. So it would be interesting to know how many of those Coaches were from NAIA and D3. From D1 to NAIA there are upwards of 4,000 girls that commit to play college nationwide every year. The reality is most of the girls here in So Cal could probably find a spot somewhere to play across the county. It’s been my experience however that the majority of them don’t want to attend school too far from California and many of them don’t want to leave the state at all. Hence, DPL has been a great platform for our club as players are drawing interest right here in our own backyard where many of them want to attend college I’ve always said, a big part of getting your daughter looked at, and getting an offer to play in college, is a lot of luck, being at the right tournament at the right time and of course being talented.
     
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    Is DPL making changes? I saw a post for DPL tryouts that said there will be a spring league with regional champion and national champion also a showcase. Is that even possible if DPL stays regional in SW and Texas only?
     
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    Damn, where and when is this Jefferson Cup?
     
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    From what a club mailed out, it is changing.

    It looks like it is no longer a fall/ spring league. They are looking at a 14 game season.

    In AZ at least it allows the DPL teams to also play in the AZ leagues, state cup, etc.
     
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    [QUOTE="..... I’ve always said, a big part of getting your daughter looked at, and getting an offer to play in college, is a lot of luck, being at the right tournament at the right time and of course being talented.[/QUOTE]

    I agree with that and I would also add in having the right coach with good college connections
     
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    Daughter played there the other day I agree the fields were very nice and a nice setup just the flys were in full force and wouldn't leave my beer, I mean my coffee alone
     
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    Fortunately those fields are not used terribly often. Last week RSL had their boys ECNL, DPL and DA teams playing out there. Across the street they raise cattle. You are right the flies where everywhere, and that is an understatement.
     
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    and if the wind blew just enough to cool it down the cow smell came flowing in also. The fields were nice for sure.
     
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    Yes DPL will be a fall league. Then most DPL teams will play in a CRL bracket for the Spring then play National Cup for 2020
     
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    can you elaborate more on this? so the DPL will play all their games similar to SCDSL schedules? How does this impact the high school players? thanks for the info
     
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    As always. DPL allowed to play HS. The Spring will be a CRL bracket that most DPL clubs will participate in. There will be a Spring DPL/DA showcase that will be a National Event. Then the will play in National Cup
     
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