ECNL Fall schedules

dad4

PREMIER
So is this what this thread is going to be about? Unbalanced Surf parents and others making up for lost time bragging about "their" team's victories and putting down other clubs? Nice. Thought we all would have learned something from the last 9 months, but I guess some who congregate at certain clubs will just never get it. I know new soccer parents for the ulittles are all into scores and rankings etc, but the mature parents i know and respect don't give 2 sh**ts. I'd even prefer reading another Covid study to game recaps. But I understand if your kid's soccer is your life, and the other parents on your kid's team are like-minded, that's very difficult to accept. Full disclosure, one of my sons is on one of these meaningless "top" teams - good for him, but because i'm not on the roster, i don't post scores nor talk about their achievements. Don't need it to feel good about myself.
Scores, rankings, and orange slices. We ULittle parents also love the snacks.

(Just ignore the fools. Hope your kid has fun.)
 

crush

GOLD
Scores, rankings, and orange slices. We ULittle parents also love the snacks.

(Just ignore the fools. Hope your kid has fun.)
Ignore the fools. Why are you even commenting? Were all having gr8t time talking rankings, whose hot, who got the injury bug and what team can play possession the best. This is called the socal soccer forum. Canada and dad the teachers both would rather talk about any thing but soccer. You guys need to go over to the Covid thread or off topic. Were talking big time ecnl schedules. "We got spirit, yes we do, we got spirit, what bout you?"
 

dad4

PREMIER
Ignore the fools. Why are you even commenting? Were all having gr8t time talking rankings, whose hot, who got the injury bug and what team can play possession the best. This is called the socal soccer forum. Canada and dad the teachers both would rather talk about any thing but soccer. You guys need to go over to the Covid thread or off topic. Were talking big time ecnl schedules. "We got spirit, yes we do, we got spirit, what bout you?"
Big time? Still a kids game. Bake some fresh cookies for them. They'll like it.

I tend to think possession teams get too smug. It's a beautiful way to play the game, but there is no need to spend time talking about how you play the real game and everyone else is just kickball.

Besides, watch a possession team who face a tough opponent. Get a tight game, and out comes the long ball to relieve the pressure.

There, I talked soccer with you. Now get to work on those cookies for your son. ;)
 

crush

GOLD
Big time? Still a kids game. Bake some fresh cookies for them. They'll like it.

I tend to think possession teams get too smug. It's a beautiful way to play the game, but there is no need to spend time talking about how you play the real game and everyone else is just kickball.

Besides, watch a possession team who face a tough opponent. Get a tight game, and out comes the long ball to relieve the pressure.

There, I talked soccer with you. Now get to work on those cookies for your son. ;)
You seem to change, like a _________________________________. Possession keeps the kids safer, no? You do want safe, right? Kickball is not being played like I saw a few years ago. Today's top players have been taught to move the rock. No need for kickball and smash ball anymore. I prefer possession. It's more like a chess match. Wear the other team and then pounce on them like a big cat with house full of mice ((goals)).
 
Parting thought as I exit this meaningless thread for good (some of you on it are already blocked btw)..... Over a combined 25+ years of youth soccer experience with 3 kids (both boys/girls) has taught me that usually the parents writing the most about "their" team or "their" club on these boards have a son or daughter who is one of the weaker players on that team.

Rank away...
 

crush

GOLD
Parting thought as I exit this meaningless thread for good (some of you on it are already blocked btw)..... Over a combined 25+ years of youth soccer experience with 3 kids (both boys/girls) has taught me that usually the parents writing the most about "their" team or "their" club on these boards have a son or daughter who is one of the weaker players on that team.

Rank away...
Adios amigo, Oh Canada. Drive by again and give us your takes. I actually really like you. I dont agree but thats ok.
 

crush

GOLD
Thank you to all Veterans. Because of you and all you defend, I can write on here all I want, what I want, when I want. Only Losers tell people to stop sharing their thoughts and even beliefs. I will never be silent you losers!!! It's my write to speak and share my opinion in this gr8t country of ours. I do remember one Doc ((gone and nowhere to be found)) telling me he knows everyone in the circles and for me to STFU or else. That is not a nice thing to do, MOO!!!
 

crush

GOLD
Parting thought as I exit this meaningless thread for good (some of you on it are already blocked btw)..... Over a combined 25+ years of youth soccer experience with 3 kids (both boys/girls) has taught me that usually the parents writing the most about "their" team or "their" club on these boards have a son or daughter who is one of the weaker players on that team.

Rank away...
I think you go around and judge kids and their parents who love sports and want to play pro. I will now you call you, "Dream Crusher."
 

happy9

GOLD
Besides, watch a possession team who face a tough opponent. Get a tight game, and out comes the long ball to relieve the pressure.

. ;)
But that's why soccer is so frustratingly fun to watch. A well coached and talented team can play both and not be pigeonholed by a particular style of play. Some can, some can't.
 

crush

GOLD
But that's why soccer is so frustratingly fun to watch. A well coached and talented team can play both and not be pigeonholed by a particular style of play. Some can, some can't.
Possession is really the best way to play the game. Mix in some whoop ass ganas and you got the best sport ever. What I hate the most is teams that dont really play soccer and it's more rugby. Some players look silly against possession teams and then they turn their frustration on the more skilled players and try and injure them.
 

happy9

GOLD
Possession is really the best way to play the game. Mix in some whoop ass ganas and you got the best sport ever. What I hate the most is teams that dont really play soccer and it's more rugby. Some players look silly against possession teams and then they turn their frustration on the more skilled players and try and injure them.
For Ulittles, it's hard to teach and it's hard to convince parents that eventually it will pay soccer dividend down the road. Playing out of the back at such a young age will lead to many losses. Opposing teams will put their stud athlete up top and intercept the ball as it goes back to the goalie or when a field switch is attempted. Wins are a big deal at that age.

We were in a club many years ago that told parents up front to expect to lose most games and if we weren't comfortable with it, we would need to find another club. It's the best thing that ever happened to my players. Building out of the back, keeper play, and patience was key. I don't think my players even learned to long pass until well after 12 years old. Once they developed the strength to accurately play the ball long did they incorporate that into their game. We didn't win a lot of games for a few years. Focus was on technique, one on one skill play, and connecting passes - forward and backward. We don't have any first place soccer trophies from when they were ulittles. Plenty of football and basketball 1st place trophies, but zero soccer trophies/medals.
 

crush

GOLD
For Ulittles, it's hard to teach and it's hard to convince parents that eventually it will pay soccer dividend down the road. Playing out of the back at such a young age will lead to many losses. Opposing teams will put their stud athlete up top and intercept the ball as it goes back to the goalie or when a field switch is attempted. Wins are a big deal at that age.

We were in a club many years ago that told parents up front to expect to lose most games and if we weren't comfortable with it, we would need to find another club. It's the best thing that ever happened to my players. Building out of the back, keeper play, and patience was key. I don't think my players even learned to long pass until well after 12 years old. Once they developed the strength to accurately play the ball long did they incorporate that into their game. We didn't win a lot of games for a few years. Focus was on technique, one on one skill play, and connecting passes - forward and backward. We don't have any first place soccer trophies from when they were ulittles. Plenty of football and basketball 1st place trophies, but zero soccer trophies/medals.
My dd was the one who waited in the wings looking for her pray. Winning is all that matters to her. She has National Championship medal, Surf Cup medals, State Cup Champ, Blues Cup Champ, Legends Champ, 3 x 3 Coastal Champ, Far West Regional Champ, West Coast Champ, Surf Thanksgiving champ and so many more. To each his dd their own is motto.
 
For Ulittles, it's hard to teach and it's hard to convince parents that eventually it will pay soccer dividend down the road. Playing out of the back at such a young age will lead to many losses. Opposing teams will put their stud athlete up top and intercept the ball as it goes back to the goalie or when a field switch is attempted. Wins are a big deal at that age.

We were in a club many years ago that told parents up front to expect to lose most games and if we weren't comfortable with it, we would need to find another club. It's the best thing that ever happened to my players. Building out of the back, keeper play, and patience was key. I don't think my players even learned to long pass until well after 12 years old. Once they developed the strength to accurately play the ball long did they incorporate that into their game. We didn't win a lot of games for a few years. Focus was on technique, one on one skill play, and connecting passes - forward and backward. We don't have any first place soccer trophies from when they were ulittles. Plenty of football and basketball 1st place trophies, but zero soccer trophies/medals.
Agree and I wish I could say that I’ve always felt this way, but I actually remember the moment it hit me that I wanted my daughter to be good with the ball at her feet. We were already a couple years in and the team was excellent. We were crushing the team we were playing with our pressure. But I kept seeing this one girl on the other team deftly touching the ball as she was pressured, and moving around our girls, or creating space for a pass. You know, “soccer” skills. That was it for me. I was sold. If we were going to pay money for training, that’s what I wanted to see my daughter do. That moment shaped every decision for her training going forward.
 

happy9

GOLD
My dd was the one who waited in the wings looking for her pray. Winning is all that matters to her. She has National Championship medal, Surf Cup medals, State Cup Champ, Blues Cup Champ, Legends Champ, 3 x 3 Coastal Champ, Far West Regional Champ, West Coast Champ, Surf Thanksgiving champ and so many more. To each his dd their own is motto.
Learning to win matters for sure. my players took out their frustrations on other courts and fields. Soccer wasn't in the win column for a few years. They had to endure a few years of rondos, 1 v 1 ladders, etc,. They are better players for it now and are confident with their first touch, both feet, etc.
 
Hi, does anyone know the details of the girls ECNL games being played on December/12 and December/13? Are they happening? It doesn't have the location or times listed on the website and just wondering if they are happening. Was hoping someone had that info on here; tried contacting the ECNL but haven't heard back.
 
Hi, does anyone know the details of the girls ECNL games being played on December/12 and December/13? Are they happening? It doesn't have the location or times listed on the website and just wondering if they are happening. Was hoping someone had that info on here; tried contacting the ECNL but haven't heard back.
Normally only games with a location that's known to be open with actual game times will play. No location + time = no game unless they late update them.
 

Chauffeur

SILVER
Normally only games with a location that's known to be open with actual game times will play. No location + time = no game unless they late update them.
The schedule has Arsenal, Sharks, Heat, and LA Breakers with game times, but no locations, scheduled for Dec. 12 & 13, which is strange. I would assume these games won't happen unless the Indio rumor is true. Anyone know what's going on?
 
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