2019/2020 DA Cup Season 05G

I wish that was the case Kicker. DA wants players to play up for development not fill rosters in every age group to stay survive. That's not developing players, lying to players and parents thinking your kid is good enough to play up in which they aren't. Pretty sad.
I think this is a case where you shouldn't hate the player, you should hate the game. As I understand it, "The Cup" competition is used to select the 16 wild cards in the playoffs that will consist of 32 teams. The first 16 teams that qualify for playoffs are the first and second place finisher in each division. The Cup will end up ranking the top 32 teams in that competition from 1-32. The wildcards will be selected from the Cup rankings and take the top 16 ranked Cup finishers who didn't already qualify by finishing 1st or 2nd in their division. So there's the game. Some clubs might have a really good younger group that will easily finish in the top 2 in their division, so they don't need them to do well in the Cup competition. They could play girls from that team up in age group during the Cup competition to help out an older group that might not otherwise qualify for the playoffs.
 

gotothebushes

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I think this is a case where you shouldn't hate the player, you should hate the game. As I understand it, "The Cup" competition is used to select the 16 wild cards in the playoffs that will consist of 32 teams. The first 16 teams that qualify for playoffs are the first and second place finisher in each division. The Cup will end up ranking the top 32 teams in that competition from 1-32. The wildcards will be selected from the Cup rankings and take the top 16 ranked Cup finishers who didn't already qualify by finishing 1st or 2nd in their division. So there's the game. Some clubs might have a really good younger group that will easily finish in the top 2 in their division, so they don't need them to do well in the Cup competition. They could play girls from that team up in age group during the Cup competition to help out an older group that might not otherwise qualify for the playoffs.
Well said. I was so confused before but like clock work you save the day. Makes perfect sense now. I would help out the older teams if I knew the younger teams was going to advance. Its great development for the younger to play up as well.
 

Desert Hound

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I'm glad you can't see the stats on ECNL. That should be private.
Actually ECNL should have stats like DA.

One very good reason for stats is that if you are considering playing for a team/coach you can see how she/he generally subs throughout the year. That may be the info you need to determine if that is the place for your DD to play.
 

Justus

GOLD
Actually ECNL should have stats like DA.

One very good reason for stats is that if you are considering playing for a team/coach you can see how she/he generally subs throughout the year. That may be the info you need to determine if that is the place for your DD to play.
The way you put it, I agree 100%.
 

GirlsRule

BRONZE
Now I’m confused but ok....the players that played up (that I am referring to) are all YNT players. LAG does a great job of moving players up where it’s warranted, as do a hand full of others that I know.
Why do you way it’s DA that wants kids to play up?

In my experience playing up has always been about player development even prior to DA existing.
I’m new. I was just wondering if you had any thoughts about the US Training Center last night for the 2005 age group? And also about the So Cal Players Going to the U-15 Training Camp in Kansas City next week are they all DA Players
 
I’m new. I was just wondering if you had any thoughts about the US Training Center last night for the 2005 age group? And also about the So Cal Players Going to the U-15 Training Camp in Kansas City next week are they all DA Players
Sorry...I’m not 100% sure about the ‘05’s. The last list I saw (for the USTC) did have at least 2 ECNL girls on it.

my overall thoughts are simply Congrats to the kids on that list!!!
 
I’m new. I was just wondering if you had any thoughts about the US Training Center last night for the 2005 age group? And also about the So Cal Players Going to the U-15 Training Camp in Kansas City next week are they all DA Players
I was there last night. It was possibly a final look at players with new ones being introduced to the process. My guess for 05 is that a precious few from that training event and the other SoCal regional events will actually go to KC. There will be possibly be players who were not at those events included to the invite list to KC. I’m sure an ECNL player or two will be on that list.
 

Soccerfan2

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I’m new. I was just wondering if you had any thoughts about the US Training Center last night for the 2005 age group? And also about the So Cal Players Going to the U-15 Training Camp in Kansas City next week are they all DA Players
For Kansas City, 17 girls from California:
6 from NorCal (2 ECNL, 4 DA)
11 from SoCal (3 ECNL, 8 DA)
 

GirlsRule

BRONZE
Sorry...I’m not 100% sure about the ‘05’s. The last list I saw (for the USTC) did have at least 2 ECNL girls on it.

my overall thoughts are simply Congrats to the kids on that list!!!
Thanks so much for responding. I’ve read some of your posts and you seem to have a lot of really positive and informative information. One last question. So the players going to the 2005 Training Camp in Kansas is it a pool of players that the US will make the U-15 National Team? Or is it a pool of players at any time could be called up to play? After the camp the ones who don’t play on the u-15 team are they out in terms of playing in the future
 
Thanks so much for responding. I’ve read some of your posts and you seem to have a lot of really positive and informative information. One last question. So the players going to the 2005 Training Camp in Kansas is it a pool of players that the US will make the U-15 National Team? Or is it a pool of players at any time could be called up to play? After the camp the ones who don’t play on the u-15 team are they out in terms of playing in the future
The players going to KC are in consideration for “call-up” for the next u15 event. Not sure when that is, likely this Spring.
 

Soccerfan2

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Wow that is a lot for California! Congrats to all those girls! What clubs are they from do you know?
LA Surf
Slammers FC
LA Galaxy
San Diego Surf
Beach
So Cal Blues
Quakes
Placer
Lamorinda
MVLA

US soccer will publish the roster in the next couple days I’d expect.
 

GirlsRule

BRONZE
LA Surf
Slammers FC
LA Galaxy
San Diego Surf
Beach
So Cal Blues
Quakes
Placer
Lamorinda
MVLA

US soccer will publish the roster in the next couple days I’d expect.
Thanks for the info! If you happen to come across the roster could you let me know the link: Congrats to their Clubs too!
 
@gotothebushes , this is the little that I do know: Before the USSF South Bay Beach Developmental Academy was formed, OC had Slammers ECNL, West Coast ECNL, Strikers ECNL and SoCal Blues ECNL. Those four clubs recruited ALL the top players from Beach FC and Legends. The carrot to move clubs to ECNL was simple. Better competition and college scouts. Every year clubs like Beach, Legends and Carlsbad lost good talent at age 13. USSF Beach South Bay DA is now the top dog recruiting machine. The carrot is not college though, it's YNT and promises to play up if said recruit comes. Las Vegas ECNL and NoCal ECNL are the smart ones. ECNL in the long run is the better league. My gut tells me this might be the last year of the DA and a couple guys might be the Lastman standing and the other might be kicking themselves :)
Lots of movement from girls Las Vegas ECNL over to Albion LV DA
 
I wouldn’t consider two players a lot of movement. Lol. But hey if that’s your story....I hope everyone finds their happy.
I agree too. To each his own. Two leagues to choose from. I got all worked up for nothing. Plus, one ECNL player my dd got to play with made YNT and she is a baller. So I see more movement of US Scouts bringing some of the top goats from ecnl to national team and that is a step in the right direction.
 
I wouldn’t consider two players a lot of movement. Lol. But hey if that’s your story....I hope everyone finds their happy.
My bad, maybe it was some bad info from a pal there. Had heard some would move prior to ICC, some after. I agree, go where your daughter is happy, it’s the only way to go. But if you’re with ECNL on a DA cup thread, you’re def thinking about it. Happy Sunday
 
My bad, maybe it was some bad info from a pal there. Had heard some would move prior to ICC, some after. I agree, go where your daughter is happy, it’s the only way to go. But if you’re with ECNL on a DA cup thread, you’re def thinking about it. Happy Sunday
Definitely not thinking about it AT ALL merely responding to a comment. The sky is not falling. No need to hit the panic button. People should always do what they think is best for their DD. If there’s more player movement, I doubt it’s the game changers.
 
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