2017-2018 CIF San Diego Girls

Discussion in 'High School Soccer' started by CopaMundial, Jan 11, 2018.

  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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    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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    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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    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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    Have not seen that at all. But then again, these kids are also worried about homework, grades, etc., so time is limited. I can't blame them, but I have not seen that same "school spirit" from DA girls at our school. I will say though, the boys team has been very supportive of the girls thus far. Not a huge crowd, but they did support. Now that we're in season, it will be hard for boys and girls teams to support each other as they play on the same days, but opposite schools.
     
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    Midway through the season....HS goes fast. How are the reports?
     
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    In other news, UC High tied Cathedral. Looks like Cathedral lost more DA players than UC.
     
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    I believe Carlsbad has clinched league after tonights win over SDA, correct me if I'm wrong. These numbers and rules are confusing. Still, I do not discount CIF teams. Games this season have mainly been tight, 1 point wins. It's all in or else at this point. Upsets can happen for those teams that lack discipline or tactical coaching. Saw that this season and reason for close games. So....let the games really begin!!!
     
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    I would be interested to hear how the high school coaches, AD's and the schools themselves have been treating the girls DA players that are no longer playing HS and if they are allowing any involvement with the team. I have heard of some poor treatment of DA players at Cathedral. The UC High coach (Jason Donlon) accused the DA players of making a choice and would not allow them to have any involvement with the team (whom they have played with since U-Littles and whom they remain friends with). It is so disappointing when the adults act like children. On the plus side, LCC allowed at least on DA player to be team manager, which is an example of an adult acting like an adult.
     
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    #8 seed, West Hills, takes down #1 seed, Torrey Pines in the open division in the first round. 1-0 on a PK.
     
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    There were a lot of games that went against the seeds. I was wondering if the ECNL and DA girls had played in an event last weekend that would have made them ineligible to play CIF.
     
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    There are no DA girls on the TPHS team. None of them played high school soccer this year. I think there were 7 or 8 girls that were on TP's team last year that are now DA and no longer on HS team.
    There a few ECNL girls on the team and they have played all season. Including last night.
     
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    Some upsets in the girls Open Division Playoffs. If anyone has breakdowns of the games please post. #1 Torrey Pines lost to #8 West Hills 1-0, #2 Carlsbad lost to #7 Steele Canyon 5-3, and (don’t think this was really an upset) #3 Cathedral lost to #6 Poway 2-1. The other game had #4 Eastlake beating #5 La Jolla 3-1.
     
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    I believe that most if not all the Albion 99 GDA players are playing high school. I saw them play last weekend and did not recognize a single player. I hope it is a good experience for the players they brought up to fill the slots.
     
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    Carlsbad vs. Steele Canyon went into PK's. But as far as the game itself, Steele Canyon won probably 80% of the 50/50 balls and #77 dominated the mid field. Speed went to Carlsbad, but they didn't capitalize as much as they could, except on one very nice counter. Technical ability and soccer IQ definitely went to Steele Canyon, as did coaching. SC did a tremendous job in the first half to control the game and dominate, but did have some weaknesses late in the half, letting Carlsbad back in and going into halftime with a little fire. Second half start definitely went to Carlsbad, then it went back and forth, with some exciting counters on both sides. Late in the second half and especially during OT, it seemed that players got tired and very chippy. It was a very fun game to watch though! Steele Canyon definitely could contend for CIF Champions, in my opinion. Carlsbad should get stronger over the next few years, as they have quite a few Freshman and not many graduating Seniors. This years Final is definitely up for grabs.
     
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    Definitely a good game, the reffing was adequate, alot of fouls that could have been called, nice to see my DD #77 getting some nice compliments, but semi could go either way, in an interesting note, Rebels SC Elite 01 has players on all 4 semi final teams. A good reason why I think all the teams are where they are.
     

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