2017-2018 CIF San Diego Girls

Discussion in 'High School Soccer' started by CopaMundial, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:30 PM.

  1. CopaMundial

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    Just opening up this thread as we are about to kick off the official season.

    Any schools to watch? Who are the players that we should look out for? So far, it's been a fun preseason. Wishing all the girls a great season and lots of fun!

    As for my DD, this is her first year of HS and she's enjoying thus far. I've noticed a few things over the preseason play. One, there's a lot of positives to HS soccer, beyond the social aspect. Over the past month, it's been interesting to see the dynamic evolve, game adjustments and coaches playing players in various positions. I know there has been a lot of talk about DA disallowing HS soccer (or the DA clubs doing so), so now HS soccer will suck because the best players can't play, blah blah blah. But, what we need to talk about is what value HS soccer adds to the female player and why it't important to their development. I'm looking for input.

    Thus far, I see these things (just my thoughts):
    • Socially expands their friend base (a given, but not as big a deal I had thought)
    • Teaches them to adjust and be more accepting, not everyone has the same skill as their club mates, but that doesn't mean they aren't still part of your team
    • Team work is important!!!! Now more than ever. Helping your teammate be better will help your HS team be better. Selfish players stand out, and not always for the better and your HS schoolmates will call you out.
    • Respect! There is a hierarchy to HS and that is very similar to College and life. Deal with it! Earn your respect.
    • There are those that take it serious and will improve over the HS break and then there are others that will use it as a "break". I can see how this can be good or bad when players return to their club. HS soccer is not a vacation, but it can be.
    I shouldn't have been shocked into this thought, but I was tonight....HS soccer is very much a precursor to college soccer, given the coaching changes, tactical differences, personality adjustments, position adjustments, etc. For me, I believe HS soccer is very much more than just fun and social. It's a lesson and a good precursor to how college will be. Am I wrong? I welcome opinions.
     
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  2. Mom Taxi

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    My thoughts for my DD thus far - lower your expectations and have fun.
     
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    While I can understand that HS soccer may not be a big deal in many parts of the country, or even the state of CA (if I choose to believe a few coaches opinion), but it is a big deal where in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. Just stating my opinion, but I think US Soccer is wrong to schedule DA games in conflict with HS soccer. Forcing girls to choose between a pipe dream of an opportunity and a very tangible opportunity to create memories of a lifetime with HS buddies and teammates, is shameful. If the idea was to "Not inforce the NO HS rule" until 2021, then why create the conflict now? Stupid. They just passed the buck to the Club to inforce.
     
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  4. FlashDrive

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    I disagree. Yes, there are some very talented HS teams in SoCal. But the competition won't be as talented. We looked at HS options for my daughter in the area. DA quickly became the only option once we looked at the competition.

    DA is not for everyone. HS soccer is not for everyone. For many though, DA will be the only option to keep the competition at level
     
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    You missed the point, Flash. I didn't mention anything about competition level.
     
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    I get your point. But so far we can't complain. The memories of a lifetime are happening on DA as well. These girls have created a strong team bond that I'm sure will carry on. Surprisingly as parents the experience has been good as well.
     
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  7. jojosoccer

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    Our HS DA players come to the HS games and support the team and their friends. They hang out after the games with their pals. Our DA players played HS for 1-3 years and are now on DA and happy about it.
     
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    Which DA are you on? Great to hear about teams that have team spirit to match the abilities.
     

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