DA vs ECNL Requirements

Info only, many DA players work with private trainers and love just playing. By the way, the DA girls certainly have a balanced life and most have really tough academic schedules and have top grades. Academic requirements at top schools are high. If a player can not handle the rigors of DA practice plus academics, college soccer would be a really tough transition for them. There is plenty of time for shopping, internet browsing and just hanging out with friends, charity league, football games etc. Anyone who says differently probably doesn't have a player in DA or has a player who can't handle it. That's okay, there is a spot for all types of players.
I think we should just call them soccer players. It's amazing how parents talk. "We might get some DA Players next year because...……" Or, "a lot of DPL players are looking to join ECNL players next year because......….." Just soccer players from now on please........
 
My dd has played u14 DA, U15 ECNL/DA Hybrid and U16 "All In" ECNL 100%. Here's the Facts that I know according to "My Three Friends."

DA Practice Commitment-
For most:
come at least to 2 out of the 3 practices if you can. No lights for some clubs which makes it next to impossible to find room to keep the 4 day mandate. Encouraged to hook up with a private trainer and conditioning coach. Play some Futsol. All would be happy if it adds up to at least 4 days a week
For a few: Come when you can. Always one of the top goats for younger age groups have other activities going on. Or live far away and traffic sucks so accommodations can and will be made for top goats like AS.
DA Travel Requirements-All over the country
DA Cost- Free for a few top goats only, pay to play for most
DA Play Time- Depends on the special customized deal each goat gets. This is personal for each goat families needs and wants and desirers.
DA Roster- 18
High School Soccer: 99.5% of DA Players, Hell No!!! For a few special Private School kids, Yes!!!
DA Showcases- Cold

ECNL Practice Requirements- 2 days a week. Don't show up, don't plan on playing this weekend
ECNL Travel Requirements- All over the country
ECNL Cost- $3,000, plus fees and travel
ECNL Play Time- Practice hard and hope you start or come off the bench. All play time based on effort at practice, practice and how you performed the weeks before in the games. Everyone has played and started. Coach says things will get tougher as playoffs start to get close. No guarantee of starting or playing in the game.
ECNL Roster- 18
High School Soccer: Yes, "please don't get hurt" from the coach :)
ECNL Showcases- Warm. Awesome for girls in 10th grade and above. Especially with the new NCAA girls soccer college rules in place

To sum it all up: To each his own, see you all in the D1 college circuit except for a few goat pros and the true GOATs who are way too good for college. I'm sure by the time my goat get's to the college game the USSF will find away to change the rules and destroy that league too :(

This is what my experience has been the last two years, "Not all clubs are built equally." Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!
 
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Beach does a good job. Their club president SG is very involved and hands on. You can often see him at games and his kids are not even playing. He’s their supporting other teams.
I think this is very important to be considered a legit DOC. Shows their character and work ethic. Quite a few give zero f’s about the club and only selfishly look out for their own teams. It’s stupidity not to care about the club as a whole.
 
Not a dick answer - the truth. Players in DA and ENCL are all in and participate in whatever is going on - practices, scrimmages, games, tournaments, travel. You can expect 2-4 practices a week and you should never miss any unless extreme situations and rare occasions. There are 1-2 league games each weekend- mostly traveling 1-2 hours for any away game. You must travel with the team to showcases and tournaments. If you aren’t all in the others on the team will resent you or not have respect for you for not being there because this is a team sport and you depend on each other for training and playing the best you can. If you aren’t all in the coach will sit you on the bench and what is the point of being on the team These are driven players and families that have dedicated much of their lives to pursue their soccer dreams. It isn’t for everyone and if you have reservations about the commitment then there are many other areas to play.
 
Not a dick answer - the truth. Players in DA and ENCL are all in and participate in whatever is going on - practices, scrimmages, games, tournaments, travel. You can expect 2-4 practices a week and you should never miss any unless extreme situations and rare occasions. There are 1-2 league games each weekend- mostly traveling 1-2 hours for any away game. You must travel with the team to showcases and tournaments. If you aren’t all in the others on the team will resent you or not have respect for you for not being there because this is a team sport and you depend on each other for training and playing the best you can. If you aren’t all in the coach will sit you on the bench and what is the point of being on the team These are driven players and families that have dedicated much of their lives to pursue their soccer dreams. It isn’t for everyone and if you have reservations about the commitment then there are many other areas to play.
DA and ECNL is Bigly. My dd did the hybrid shuffle last year and it was a disaster all around. You have to be 100% "all in" one or the other.

No one Player is more important than the Team
No one Richer is more important than the Team
No one Coach is more important than the Team
the Team, the Team, the Team


I see Youth Soccer more like this now

Player is more important than the Team
Richer is more important than the Team
Coach is more important than the Team
no Team, no Team, no Team
 
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I see Youth Soccer more like this now

Player is more important than the Team
Richer is more important than the Team
Coach is more important than the Team
no Team, no Team, no Team

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Pretty cynical. Could that be because you move your DD every year to a new team always looking for something better? It seems to me it would be pretty hard to build relationships with coaches and other players that way. If you are such a mercenary, aren't you the essence of the problem you complain about? If every club and every team is always deficient, might it be a you problem? And continuing to change your user name so those of us who have blocked you can be tricked into reading your nonsense until we figure out that it is you and block you again? Who does that? Seriously. You have about ruined this forum for me.
 
I see Youth Soccer more like this now

Player is more important than the Team
Richer is more important than the Team
Coach is more important than the Team
no Team, no Team, no Team

Pretty cynical. Could that be because you move your DD every year to a new team always looking for something better? It seems to me it would be pretty hard to build relationships with coaches and other players that way. If you are such a mercenary, aren't you the essence of the problem you complain about? If every club and every team is always deficient, might it be a you problem? And continuing to change your user name so those of us who have blocked you can be tricked into reading your nonsense until we figure out that it is you and block you again? Who does that? Seriously. You have about ruined this forum for me.
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I'm EJ, Justus and now NWD. I always told everyone. Dom band EJ for false ads I put up. Justus, that's over. NWD is more me so there you go. Please ignore me and @Luis Andres. I called all the Docs and all the coaches every year @Dad of 3 looking for the best deals according to you. Too funny......hahahahahaha!!!!!!!! I'm a dad of 2 btw. I'm open to the debate if I'm to blame for all this. I'm sure you know who I am and I'm so sorry for ruining the socal soccer forum for you. I have one Doc and one coach who almost ruined soccer for my dd. You have no clue what u r talking about :)
P.S. I only got one real deal for reals and I never asked for anything. I went to look at a car at a dealership and the GM said it's free plus all the gas you want. I didn't ask for that. I promise as God as my witness. I also never asked for anything from any other club or coach so help me God and if I'm lying a bus will strike me down today. All Docs called me too bro. I called only this year and I only asked the coach if he had a spot open and he said yes. I asked what his team needs and he said goals. I said I hope my dd can contribute to the team. That was it bro. You really should be happy my dd is still playing the game and not worry about her club hopping that you know nothing about. Please don't read any more NWD News. More is coming :)
 
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Pretty cynical. Could that be because you move your DD every year to a new team always looking for something better? It seems to me it would be pretty hard to build relationships with coaches and other players that way. If you are such a mercenary, aren't you the essence of the problem you complain about? If every club and every team is always deficient, might it be a you problem? And continuing to change your user name so those of us who have blocked you can be tricked into reading your nonsense until we figure out that it is you and block you again? Who does that? Seriously. You have about ruined this forum for me.
I'm EJ, Justus and now NWD. I always told everyone. Dom band EJ for false ads I put up. Justus, that's over. NWD is more me so there you go. Please ignore me and @Luis Andres. I called all the Docs and all the coaches every year @Dad of 3 looking for the best deals according to you. Too funny......hahahahahaha!!!!!!!! I'm a dad of 2 btw. I'm open to the debate if I'm to blame for all this. I'm sure you know who I am and I'm so sorry for ruining the socal soccer forum for you. I have one Doc and one coach who almost ruined soccer for my dd. You have no clue what u r talking about :)
P.S. I only got one real deal for reals and I never asked for anything. I went to look at a car at a dealership and the GM said it's free plus all the gas you want. I didn't ask for that. I promise as God as my witness. I also never asked for anything from any other club or coach so help me God and if I'm lying a bus will strike me down today. All Docs called me too bro. I called only this year and I only asked the coach if he had a spot open and he said yes. I asked what his team needs and he said goals. I said I hope my dd can contribute to the team. That was it bro. You really should be happy my dd is still playing the game and not worry about her club hopping that you know nothing about. Please don't read any more NWD News. More is coming :)
I appreciate your honesty Mr. Wave in letting us know about EJ. That’s very respectable. I’m sure we all have had our share of mistakes especially when starting this soccer journey. As we grow from novice soccer parents to veterans down the line we become more self aware and grow wiser in the process. This is my second season doing club soccer with my DD who is 9 and plays u10 for the same team that she’s been with from the beginning. We are ranked as a top 5 team in cas and I’ve gone out on the limb to claim that she is the top 1v1 player for the cas girls age group. Which some have taken offense too but it’s my opinion and see my signature video for yourself when you turn your phone sideways and are logged in. I haven’t jumped teams or do any of those things mentioned. I’m just a very competitive Dad that some may get offended by. Nothing wrong, it’s just tough love. Can’t wait to be in DA. With the right team and coach. Always here for great advice and to learn from you vets
 
I appreciate your honesty Mr. Wave in letting us know about EJ. That’s very respectable. I’m sure we all have had our share of mistakes especially when starting this soccer journey. As we grow from novice soccer parents to veterans down the line we become more self aware and grow wiser in the process. This is my second season doing club soccer with my DD who is 9 and plays u10 for the same team that she’s been with from the beginning. We are ranked as a top 5 team in cas and I’ve gone out on the limb to claim that she is the top 1v1 player for the cas girls age group. Which some have taken offense too but it’s my opinion and see my signature video for yourself when you turn your phone sideways and are logged in. I haven’t jumped teams or do any of those things mentioned. I’m just a very competitive Dad that some may get offended by. Nothing wrong, it’s just tough love. Can’t wait to be in DA. With the right team and coach. Always here for great advice and to learn from you vets
I will be the first to say I have never scene so many Blues players far to the grown like that. Impressive :)
 
I appreciate your honesty Mr. Wave in letting us know about EJ. That’s very respectable. I’m sure we all have had our share of mistakes especially when starting this soccer journey. As we grow from novice soccer parents to veterans down the line we become more self aware and grow wiser in the process. This is my second season doing club soccer with my DD who is 9 and plays u10 for the same team that she’s been with from the beginning. We are ranked as a top 5 team in cas and I’ve gone out on the limb to claim that she is the top 1v1 player for the cas girls age group. Which some have taken offense too but it’s my opinion and see my signature video for yourself when you turn your phone sideways and are logged in. I haven’t jumped teams or do any of those things mentioned. I’m just a very competitive Dad that some may get offended by. Nothing wrong, it’s just tough love. Can’t wait to be in DA. With the right team and coach. Always here for great advice and to learn from you vets
I'm so competitive Luis that I know my goat would have scored some goals on Fabi. However, Fabi would for sure break her ankles going for the fakes. She is very calm and smooth for her age, Tall too and confident. Has great IQ, I see lot's of promise.
 
I'm so competitive Luis that I know my goat would have scored some goals on Fabi. However, Fabi would for sure break her ankles going for the fakes. She is very calm and smooth for her age, Tall too and confident. Has great IQ, I see lot's of promise.
Thats’s why I deemed her the “Smooth Criminal” She’ll smoothly sneak by a player with a simple faint when they least expect it and she can smoothly rob the ball as well with her pin point timing and tackling abilities. Which by the way have never trained her on. She seems to be a natural at winning balls. Her forte.
 
I will be the first to say I have never scene so many Blues players far to the grown like that. Impressive :)
and for the ones that laugh. I get it. We are talking about u10 girls soccer and a lot of things can change in the future and that’s why she must continue to keep working hard and even harder as she gets older. The reason why she plays like she does at a young age is not because she is some special specimen. But because of her work ethic. She is probably training harder than most girls her age group. You couple that with her natural abilities and she’ll be dropping Blues players to the ground like she’s doing with her faints and and precise tackles
 

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I appreciate your honesty Mr. Wave in letting us know about EJ. That’s very respectable. I’m sure we all have had our share of mistakes especially when starting this soccer journey. As we grow from novice soccer parents to veterans down the line we become more self aware and grow wiser in the process. This is my second season doing club soccer with my DD who is 9 and plays u10 for the same team that she’s been with from the beginning. We are ranked as a top 5 team in cas and I’ve gone out on the limb to claim that she is the top 1v1 player for the cas girls age group. Which some have taken offense too but it’s my opinion and see my signature video for yourself when you turn your phone sideways and are logged in. I haven’t jumped teams or do any of those things mentioned. I’m just a very competitive Dad that some may get offended by. Nothing wrong, it’s just tough love. Can’t wait to be in DA. With the right team and coach. Always here for great advice and to learn from you vets
pathetic
 
Private high schools give scholarships. So DA says “we don’t want to get in the way of a player getting an education”. Someone at US Soccer feels that a private school education is better than a public school. (And they are probably right. We were going to have our kids go to private high schools, but they told us they wanted to go the public school with all of their friends)
 
Private high schools give scholarships. So DA says “we don’t want to get in the way of a player getting an education”. Someone at US Soccer feels that a private school education is better than a public school. (And they are probably right. We were going to have our kids go to private high schools, but they told us they wanted to go the public school with all of their friends)
My dd had some options to look at in 8th grade and it was a 100% no. Main reason for her was wearing a uniform all day. She went to a prep school in Temecula and it was all uniform and strict. I will say as a father and one on a very tight budget, It was a blessing. However, she wanted a different kind of education in HS and everything worked out the right way and here we are. I donlt think one is better than the other. Its more about what fits each kid. Choices are always healthy, like many have said. We let her choose, Private school or Public HS? DA or ECNL? I did not make the choice. It's cool to allow kids some freedom in the choices they make since their the ones living the actual life.
 
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