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  1. Toepoke

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    My DD has been provided an opportunity to play on a WPSL team this upcoming season. She is looking forward to it as it will keep her training/playing during the months leading up to her reporting to school in July. Looking at previous rosters we noticed several players from competitive college programs and even a few elite players from top ten teams rostered within the WPSL. For those who have had players in the league or refs who have worked games, can you provide some insight in regards to competitiveness and overall thoughts of the WPSL?
     
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    WPSL is a professional league one level below NWSL. Any chance that can mess up college eligibility?
     
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    Competitiveness - same as club soccer. Overall thoughts - keeps your kid moving during summer months.
     
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    Premier league - not professional. It is just club soccer for those that maxed out age.
     
  5. Toepoke

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    No we spoke with her college coach and he had no issues at all with it.
     
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    DD's college coach asked the team to play WPSL over the summer.
     
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  7. Toepoke

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    I have heard some college coaches will reach out to WPSL teams looking for spots so players can work on specific things or get comfortable if they have been asked to change positions. I thought it was just a regular adult rec league but I'm learning otherwise.
     
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    Thanks LM. I initially asked because a coach of one of my DD's teammate did not want her to play WPSL as she was told the level of play was sub-standard.
     
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    Practicing with good boys team (instead of playing WPSL) would be the other option
     
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    It is "semi-professional" and complies with NCAA regulations. My daughter will be playing in her 4th year of WPSL this season. Her college coach strongly encourages her teammates to play to stay fit in the off-season.
     
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    If playing with top collegiate athletes/coaches and some NWSL and WPS veterans is substandard, then I have no idea what else is out there.
     
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  12. Toepoke

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    I agree and was surprised by that coaches take on the league especially once I looked at the rosters.
     
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    I worked closely with a WPSL team (I was field coordinator). WPSL is semi-pro. Most college and university coaches tell their players to compete in WPSL to stay in shape when college is off-season. There has been several players that have been recruited for D1 colleges and even some pro teams have recruited. There are actually some college coaches that coach a team. It’s also a place for players who are aged out. There are some great teams, and some not so great. (Just like with everything). Teams are required to have a coaching staff, trainer, from a few years ago, the home team needed to provide changing room for away. Not sure if that’s still a thing. Some places charge entry fee. The only downside is that is pricey for how long the season is, but that’s not related to the players, thats more behind the scenes.
     
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    That's awesome alot of hard work on her part and the parents. Congratulations!!!!
     
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    how do you define semi-pro?
     
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    There may be professional players, but most are amateurs.
     
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    My DD has played WPSL and now plays UWS with LA Galaxy OC Women. She will play WPSL as well. Talent can vary dramatically by teams. Both have been great experiences for my DD and both have had exceptional coaches. We have a Mac Herman winner on LA Galaxy team this summer. Great to have my DD home for summer and get the opportunity to watch weekend games in the summer again. She also gets great training and fitness.
     

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