What’s the latest with West Coast FC/OC Surf merger

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  1. JohnCStone

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    Anyone have any idea what is going on over at West Coast FC/OC Surf? We hear not good. Is it true they didn’t renew their fields at GP.
     
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    Besides them going after all the local talent they can get by hardselling ignorant parents on expensive programs or promising things they cant deliver? Ethics have hit an all-time low.
     
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    they've been there, you're just now noticing....
     
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    haha, no. i did deserve that reply though. i left out some details. Surf getting coaches to implement the club's lack of ethics - but I guess that also falls on the person allowing themselves to implement those ethics.
     
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    I love a good Surf bashing thread.
     
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    hah. soon theyll just have leagues with Pats, Galaxy and Surf teams - with maybe some Strikers teams sprinkled in.
     
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    Don’t forget slammers
     
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    haha them too. Although Galaxy chewing up many of those too
     
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    tough to juggle ECNL and DA programs with quality. ECNL has put the pressure on clubs to not field subpar teams while having a DA program. WCFC/OC Surf loading up ECNL teams, pulling players from the DA teams...I guess DA is not their priority! Poor Ethics or desperate?
     
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    maybe they finally realized they just kept draining the talent pool and need to get focused
     
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    agree, just unfortunate for the DA girls at WCFC, they pay in full, now the team is being disbanded.
     
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    What? Is this true? What age group?
     
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    Ask around the 2000 families that play on the ECNL and DA teams...just an interesting style of conducting business or developing players.
     
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    2000 players are in their last year right? What about the 03/04/05 teams?
    For 2000 players- is the team folding because of player movement? It can’t be easy to keep a DA and ECNL team running concurrently when many players are hanging up their cleats.
     
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    it's proof the talent pool is big however, not big enough for DA, DA2, ECNL to be competitive, you gotta blame some of this on the parents for buying in to the next shiny new thing, curious how many will return to their old teams, if their old team is still around (I'm guessing most are not) or if they just hang them up. I hope the one's that want to keep playing get onto teams that play showcases to get them in front of coaches, there's plenty of college's for most of these player's, they just need the right team....:mad:
     
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    it's a move to have a successful ECNL team. The '00 age group is the only team in the standings for WC that has a chance to win a championship. They are pulling over their top DA players to join the ECNL to improve their chance of winning, it can work. Mentioned above about how ECNL requires a club to have successful teams and not be second fiddle to DA. You did reply something regarding the talent pool quality of players being limited. How does DA feel about this now that DA players are off the roster?
     
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    about $. always is. theyve told some kids to come out to "Academy Tryouts". Then told parents/grandparents/handlers theyll be on the ECNL team or Flight 1 teams. Depends on what they can sell them or if they are getting scholarships. The more ignorant folks sold on ECNL, even on scholarship, dont know how much ECNL is really going to cost them. Theyve told some parents to signup for ECNL for two years and then they can have a chance to be on the Academy team. As much as other parents ask about all this hard-selling, and the actual truth is explained to them - still not buying it. The truth that is. They still want that timeshare before its all sold out. One of those expensively-scarce 30 spots are filling fast!
     
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    exactly. here comes SCDSL Discovery and some other teams have found leagues that havent even been around in CA. You have to tell parents: if you want to find the competition, you can find it in So Cal. You dont need to buy the next shiny new thing some guy who has the financial instinctive to "help" is offering. They really couldnt wrap their head around playing another Cal South Club on the East Coast because they are part of this "special" league. Scholarships are such a bad ECNL Sell. If you play ECNL four years you could more than pay for a UC education.

    Im going to start the first 10x week training + 2x Games a week Club. Going to go LaVar Ball and have everyone pull their kids out of school. If we cant find games we will travel to other club fields and go all jiu-jitsu dojo challenge on them. Can travel all year and charge $75k per kid. No mercy!
     
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    Does anyone know if it will change things for the 03'04'05' groups? They seemed to be struggling at both the DA/ECNL season as well. Will the move help their recruitment chances? I know one team in that group that goes out of it's way to scout and perge players from other flight 1 clubs.
     
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    I guess it depends on who they recruit. They have new coaches and theyve been hard at work trying to poach players from their old clubs. Even from teams they didnt even coach. Im wondering if they have an B05 DA team given WC didnt have one last year and was a big fallout due to this. I could then see why they are pushing ECNL so hard if they dont have a DA team for that age group. Would make sense why they tell parents to signup for two years and attempt to make DA - maybe theyll have a DA team for that age group by then. anyone know if they have an b05 DA team?
     

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