ECNL Playoffs

youthsportsugghhh

SILVER ELITE
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If you look at FSU -- Women's soccer has 4 total coaches, Men's basketball has 8 coaches and Men's football has 4 coaches dedicated to recruiting that will be on the road during the HS season to watch players. For hoops AAU - highest level is heavy playing not during major portion of school year -- (May-August). Hoops also have big time tournaments for HS teams while during the year condenses the days to 3 or 4 including the weekend where coaches show up.
 

zags77

SILVER ELITE
If they had a fall event, would college coaches come? They will be busy with their own college season won't they?
I have heard nothing but fantastic reviews about all the ECNL showcases. If your theory was correct, why have any showcases in the fall? There are 2 slated this fall for in San Diego and Phoenix...What is the objective of the ECNL showcases?
 

Emma

GOLD
If you look at FSU -- Women's soccer has 4 total coaches, Men's basketball has 8 coaches and Men's football has 4 coaches dedicated to recruiting that will be on the road during the HS season to watch players. For hoops AAU - highest level is heavy playing not during major portion of school year -- (May-August). Hoops also have big time tournaments for HS teams while during the year condenses the days to 3 or 4 including the weekend where coaches show up.
Heavy playing during May-August should be the priority for youth sports to allow for academics focus and high school sports too.
 

supercell

SILVER
I have heard nothing but fantastic reviews about all the ECNL showcases. If your theory was correct, why have any showcases in the fall? There are 2 slated this fall for in San Diego and Phoenix...What is the objective of the ECNL showcases?
It's not a theory, its a question. hence the use of curly punctuation. If memory serves, ECNL typically avoids the fall college season for showcases, at least until late November for presumably this reason. This year they have two earlier ones. both in the west, presumably because of the pent up demand for them caused by COVID. Not sure why they didn't schedule an earlier east coast one to match. In any event, I will be curious to see what the turnout is at these early events. BY the way, where did you capture that chart from?
 
It's not a theory, its a question. hence the use of curly punctuation. If memory serves, ECNL typically avoids the fall college season for showcases, at least until late November for presumably this reason. This year they have two earlier ones. both in the west, presumably because of the pent up demand for them caused by COVID. Not sure why they didn't schedule an earlier east coast one to match. In any event, I will be curious to see what the turnout is at these early events. BY the way, where did you capture that chart from?
ECNL's twitter.....
 

soccer4us

SILVER ELITE
It's not a theory, its a question. hence the use of curly punctuation. If memory serves, ECNL typically avoids the fall college season for showcases, at least until late November for presumably this reason. This year they have two earlier ones. both in the west, presumably because of the pent up demand for them caused by COVID. Not sure why they didn't schedule an earlier east coast one to match. In any event, I will be curious to see what the turnout is at these early events. BY the way, where did you capture that chart from?
100 percent correct. It would be pointless to have a showcase during the fall before mid November. Majority of schools season is over by the mid Nov. showcase so plenty can attend.

ECNL posted that graphic on their social media earlier in the day so I'm guessing from there. The San Diego one is for the younger age groups and not college recruiting age. The graphic doesn't make that clear unfortunately.
 

GT45

GOLD
I have heard nothing but fantastic reviews about all the ECNL showcases. If your theory was correct, why have any showcases in the fall? There are 2 slated this fall for in San Diego and Phoenix...What is the objective of the ECNL showcases?
The San Diego Showcase is for U13/U14 teams (they are optional showcases), so college coaches will not attend this young age group. The Phoenix one is right after the college regular season ends. Teams in the NCAA tournament typically send a coach or two to the event while the rest of the staff prepares for the NCAA tournament.
 
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