1st Year Girls ECNL questions

I feel like you missed STX's point that teams across the country have gone through a reasonably normal process to qualify. Why penalize them? I'm guessing STX would have preferred SD to FL in July as well - except maybe for the hotel prices - and prefers to have all areas of the country participate.

To me, let CA figure out who to send - which they are. In the Bay Area, teams are playing everyone in their division once (7 games) and qualifying as they always have based on points per game. That's not so bad considering the year CA has been through. In terms of travel, a National Championship requires that most travel and is not a surprise to those that signed up for ECNL.

I know you have some Bob Marley, @crush. Put "Three Little Birds" on repeat. That's never a bad idea on Monday.
They can go and win it all. I'm just saying we can have our own instead.
 
Please don’t take Crush’s word as gospel for all Cal players. His overall scope is very narrow despite his desire to extrapolate that across everyone.

It just so happens my experiences are vastly different (one may say totally contrary), yet I understand mine is not yours and yours is not theirs when it comes to experiences.

Some kids decided to sit out Club for HS….some are playing both and making it work in their own way….some are sitting out HS to not sacrifice Club.

As he said to me earlier, “to each their own”. Which is some of his better advice. However, if you make the decision, live with it and respect the decisions others made. If it costs you a trip to FL (in this case) so be itb but It has nothing to do with “fair” because everyone in CA was playing by similar rules.
 
I feel like you missed STX's point that teams across the country have gone through a reasonably normal process to qualify. Why penalize them? I'm guessing STX would have preferred SD to FL in July as well - except maybe for the hotel prices - and prefers to have all areas of the country participate.

To me, let CA figure out who to send - which they are. In the Bay Area, teams are playing everyone in their division once (7 games) and qualifying as they always have based on points per game. That's not so bad considering the year CA has been through. In terms of travel, a National Championship requires that most travel and is not a surprise to those that signed up for ECNL.

I know you have some Bob Marley, @crush. Put "Three Little Birds" on repeat. That's never a bad idea on Monday.
I really think Socal & Nocal should have a local's only championship tournament. Let the top four teams sit out and relax. Their usually the one's with fields 24/7 anyways so they can use a break, just saying. Take the other 8 clubs and take top two teams from each group and go straight to QF. So the top four teams "earned" the right to advance to QF without having to play a match. That is fair, MOO. If Nocal does the same, then we can meet up in Fresno and battle out a Cali Champ. My ideas are amazing Kicking & Screaming. We all know the top top teams are in California. That is a fact.
 
Please don’t take Crush’s word as gospel for all Cal players.

It just so happens my experiences are vastly different (one may say totally contrary), yet I understand mine is not yours and yours is not theirs when it comes to experiences.

Some kids decided to sit out Club for HS….some are playing both and making it work in their own way….some are sitting out HS to not sacrifice Club.

As he said to me earlier, “to each their own”. Which is some of his better advice. However, if you make the decision, live with it and respect the decisions others made. If it costs you a trip to FL (in this case) so be itb but It has nothing to do with “fair” because everyone in CA was playing by similar rules.
Never ever take my word as gospel Kicker and that goes for anyone on here. That would be stupid.
 
There is something we can agree on!
We both love our kids too and we both love America. I know that for a fact so were not that far off from being best pals. We might come from different blood lines, but we need to be best friends and put all differences aside if we want freedom. I'm all in bro. Don;t let my cocky competitive ego fool you. Inside, my heart is gold and I will die for anyone that will die for me :)
 

GT45

SILVER ELITE
Most of the country have played a pretty normal ECNL schedule and qualifiers are gearing up for Florida. Wouldn't seem right to scrap the playoff chase for 80% of the ECNL teams who earned a spot in the playoffs just because the west coast doesn't quite have their sh!t together.

Before scrapping Florida, maybe just don't include the Southwest or Northwest Conference teams (or let those two conferences stay "home" and make their own mini playoff).
The Southwest Conference has played out their season, with only a few games remaining in the coming few weeks. We played a single round robin against everyone (at a minimum). So we have no problem sending the proper teams to National playoffs. I cannot speak for the Northwest Conference as I do not follow it, but short-sighted to make that statement when the Southwest had no problem completing the season.
 
True! Why punish those that earned the spot because CA couldn’t get their shit together? In the SW, if you look at the standings there are only 1 or 2 anomalies from u13 up to u17 which may or may not work themselves out by the end of the season. Most of the SW teams slated to make the “Champions League” of the National Event have rightfully earned that spot and would even under normal conditions based on history (u15, 16 and 17). I can’t speak for the ages below as I do t have much knowledge other than the Club name and their history of strong teams.

Seems like some sour grapes from teams that won’t qualify.
My DDs team sits at #4 with a long drop to Slammers who are at 5 so I can assure you there is not sour grapes from me......but I stand by the fact the SW has been uniquely challenging not just to the rest of the country but also when comparing the valley to oc.......
 
My DDs team sits at #4 with a long drop to Slammers who are at 5 so I can assure you there is not sour grapes from me......but I stand by the fact the SW has been uniquely challenging not just to the rest of the country but also when comparing the valley to oc.......
Agreed, especially when your in LA County versus OC or SD.
 

GT45

SILVER ELITE
Agreed, especially when your in LA County versus OC or SD.
Everyone played everyone at least one time, so I am not sure how certain counties were uniquely challenged. Scheduling is always a bit of a crap shoot. One team may have two tough games on a weekend while another team only has one. It is always like that. The cream rises to the top, and in the age bracket my DD is in, the top teams in the standings are the best teams in the conference.
 
Everyone played everyone at least one time, so I am not sure how certain counties were uniquely challenged. Scheduling is always a bit of a crap shoot. One team may have two tough games on a weekend while another team only has one. It is always like that. The cream rises to the top, and in the age bracket my DD is in, the top teams in the standings are the best teams in the conference.
Pretty sure if you look back thru the thread, that I said something very similar out of the gate.
 

youthsportsugghhh

SILVER ELITE
New to this ECNL thing -- Are hotels supposed to be an hour away from fields for this Floriday Showcase thing? Or does it depend on the season your team has had -- better equals closer stay? Finding it extremely expensive over the 4th of July weekend for flight/hotel/car and number of days then spending 2+ hours in the car to get to and from games
 
New to this ECNL thing -- Are hotels supposed to be an hour away from fields for this Floriday Showcase thing? Or does it depend on the season your team has had -- better equals closer stay? Finding it extremely expensive over the 4th of July weekend for flight/hotel/car and number of days then spending 2+ hours in the car to get to and from games
It is supposed to be done by lottery. Yes…the cost of thei trip is ridiculous.
 
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