ECNL National Playoffs in Del Mar ... ?

I was thinking ECNL should have an "Open Champions Playoffs" for any team willing to cross state lines or dare to try and win the Champions Cup. I would charge a premium to enter the contest in June and put your money where your mouth is. Basically, use May ((April no ECNL games were supposed to be scheduled but now maybe they will be)) to get in shape and the have the games in Del Mar. Top three teams earn prize money from the fees. Charge $5,000 a team and then take % of that for prize money.
 
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Coals25

BRONZE
Lakewood Ranch, FL ... :confused:
As someone who lives in FL, I’m surprised they picked FL to host soccer in July. It is miserably hot in FL in July. Step outside at 7 am and sweat just walking the dog around the neighborhood. Hopefully the majority of games are played before 11 a.m. Late afternoon/evening games are almost impossible to have due to the thunder, lightning, and rain.
 
As someone who lives in FL, I’m surprised they picked FL to host soccer in July. It is miserably hot in FL in July. Step outside at 7 am and sweat just walking the dog around the neighborhood. Hopefully the majority of games are played before 11 a.m. Late afternoon/evening games are almost impossible to have due to the thunder, lightning, and rain.
It makes me think the old DA leadership is running this ;)
 

soccer4us

SILVER ELITE
CA teams will have fun suffering in that weather. Will be interesting to see how they handle CA teams at nationals considering we're missing 3/4 of the games. If county rules don't change in Nor Cal, they will barely play any ECNL games. So cal the county are closer together so probably can play more games minus Eagles maybe. Legally of course :)
 

supercell

BRONZE
CA teams will have fun suffering in that weather. Will be interesting to see how they handle CA teams at nationals considering we're missing 3/4 of the games. If county rules don't change in Nor Cal, they will barely play any ECNL games. So cal the county are closer together so probably can play more games minus Eagles maybe. Legally of course :)
What is the popular opinion from CA teams? Will they be making the trek to Florida in June?
 
What is the popular opinion from CA teams? Will they be making the trek to Florida in June?
Yes. State restrictions are supposed to go away in June per the governor’s last press conference, so the out of state travel prohibition should be gone before the Florida event starts.
 
Yes. State restrictions are supposed to go away in June per the governor’s last press conference, so the out of state travel prohibition should be gone before the Florida event starts.
I have a suggestion to help those who can;t afford to fly to Florida. Kids fly free and 2 for the price of 1 for parents who can take the time off in June. It gives plenty of time to ask boss for time off, if you have a job. Also, my advice to the higher ups. Make Florida an open Champions Tournament. No need to look at records this year. I would also invite any club outside of ECNL to take a chance at The Cup. Pay $5,000 per team to enter The Open Cup. The other teams pay $2500 for Tier 2 Cup. Cash prizes to the top three clubs in each division. Time to put your money with your mouth :)

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I have a suggestion to help those who can;t afford to fly to Florida. Kids fly free and 2 for the price of 1 for parents who can take the time off in June. It gives plenty of time to ask boss for time off, if you have a job. Also, my advice to the higher ups. Make Florida an open Champions Tournament. No need to look at records this year. I would also invite any club outside of ECNL to take a chance at The Cup. Pay $5,000 per team to enter The Open Cup. The other teams pay $2500 for Tier 2 Cup. Cash prizes to the top three clubs in each division. Time to put your money with your mouth :)

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I get your sediment but gambling on youth sports with crazy entry fees wouldn't be very popular nor is prize money legally.

Golf tournament, adult casino or poker tonight or other fundraiser can help with travel costs.

Flying discounts in peak season let us know, sure people would be all over that.

For most age groups there are (2) two possible out of state travel trips if you get out of the playoff bracket in FL or NC quick turnaround and more $$ to get to the finals.

USYS and some NPL leagues will help with travel costs subsidies but I guess ECXx leave that up to clubs or parents.
 
I get your sediment but gambling on youth sports with crazy entry fees wouldn't be very popular nor is prize money legally.

Golf tournament, adult casino or poker tonight or other fundraiser can help with travel costs.

Flying discounts in peak season let us know, sure people would be all over that.

For most age groups there are (2) two possible out of state travel trips if you get out of the playoff bracket in FL or NC quick turnaround and more $$ to get to the finals.

USYS and some NPL leagues will help with travel costs subsidies but I guess ECXx leave that up to clubs or parents.
I just like to see matches played with something on the line. Even coaches have to make everyone happy these days. Club is not cheap over 12 months. On Demand pay so I play was big time. That's why pay to play soccer matches suck apples, MOO. No other sport pulls this stunt. Whatever, it will all soon pass and then real competition will be played and no money will be needed. Only ganas and fair play and winners take all. No more buying players so you win. I know, I'm beating that dead horse.......lol
 

supercell

BRONZE
I have a suggestion to help those who can;t afford to fly to Florida. Kids fly free and 2 for the price of 1 for parents who can take the time off in June. It gives plenty of time to ask boss for time off, if you have a job. Also, my advice to the higher ups. Make Florida an open Champions Tournament. No need to look at records this year. I would also invite any club outside of ECNL to take a chance at The Cup. Pay $5,000 per team to enter The Open Cup. The other teams pay $2500 for Tier 2 Cup. Cash prizes to the top three clubs in each division. Time to put your money with your mouth :)
So let me get this right, you're suggesting airlines subsidize travel costs so that clubs (families really) can pay to enter a high stakes youth soccer tournament?
 
So let me get this right, you're suggesting airlines subsidize travel costs so that clubs (families really) can pay to enter a high stakes youth soccer tournament?
Let me help you get it right super cell. I write with satire. I would suggest not going to FL or NC in June and stay local and play soccer in CA. This is a complete joke. Have fun flying across the country twice ((if your lucky I guess)) in three weeks to play a few soccer games. Talk about being desperate to play.
 

MacDre

PREMIER
So let me get this right, you're suggesting airlines subsidize travel costs so that clubs (families really) can pay to enter a high stakes youth soccer tournament?
I wouldn’t call it a subsidy because I think sponsorship is a more appropriate word.

Volaris (Mexico’s version of Southwest) provides sponsorship to Club Tijuana through free flights. So why do you think airlines wouldn’t provide sponsorship at the elite club soccer level?
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I wouldn’t call it a subsidy because I think sponsorship is a more appropriate word.

Volaris (Mexico’s version of Southwest) provides sponsorship to Club Tijuana through free flights. So why do you think airlines wouldn’t provide sponsorship at the elite club soccer level?
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Oh boy Dre, I can;t wait for super cell to answer your question. I'm tripping out this morning bro. My dear friend of mine is giving me sh*t because I think it's lame that the kids who want to be recruited have to fly to North Carolina in June so coaches can see them live. Then, if your team makes Champions Playoffs, the girls are rewarded with flying back to Florida a few weeks later. Kids in socal get no school, no soccer ((unless of course you have your own fields)), have to travel out of state to actually play a league match and now have to fly twice across the country in less then 3 weeks so they can be seen by YNT scouts and college coaches. This is insane.
 
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