GA 2020-2021 Season

Speaking of uncomfortable... the GA tournament day 1 was awesome! Tough, gritty games. Most within 1-3 goal differential. No blowouts. Girls stepped up and played their butts off in 30 degree weather.
Looked for results, but didn't see much for the 15 or 16 and seems like the 17's played 2 and then had the 3rd games cancelled - weather?
 

Giesbock

SILVER ELITE
I was hoping that D1 coaches would come out in numbers for the GA showcase at IMG academy (April 16-19) Now that NCAA has extended the dead period through May, are teams re-evaluating travel to FL? Or is it still a viable event?
 

VegasParent

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I was hoping that D1 coaches would come out in numbers for the GA showcase at IMG academy (April 16-19) Now that NCAA has extended the dead period through May, are teams re-evaluating travel to FL? Or is it still a viable event?
My kids team is still planning on going especially since Texas was cancelled.
 

Desert Hound

PREMIER
I was hoping that D1 coaches would come out in numbers for the GA showcase at IMG academy (April 16-19) Now that NCAA has extended the dead period through May, are teams re-evaluating travel to FL? Or is it still a viable event?
You might get some good game film from which to make highlights with. That is about it...oh and having fun.

D2 and below coaches can still attend however since the dead period only relates to D1
 
You might get some good game film from which to make highlights with. That is about it...oh and having fun.

D2 and below coaches can still attend however since the dead period only relates to D1
Hound, my dd has made it her desire to have official visit and tour of school and a face to face with coach. The cool hand Luke thing that i like is my dd does it all. I helped with her video and that's it. She does the rest. I tell parents to tell their kids to make that call and get rejected. Text the coach. Email coach. The more no's one get's, the better chance a "yes" will come your way. A yes only means their is interest on both parties. Slow all this down folks and let the girls walk around campus ((when allowed)) and meet the team, the coach and the school. I feel horrible for the 2021s. 2022s are now buying time. I hope this all stops soon. Enough is enough.
 

Giesbock

SILVER ELITE
You might get some good game film from which to make highlights with. That is about it...oh and having fun.

D2 and below coaches can still attend however since the dead period only relates to D1
Got it...

So to split hairs re. the exact rules about this dead period:

let’s say Coach X lives across the street from IMG academy fields. Is that coach permitted to walk over and watch games?

What about Coach Y who flies in from out of town, stops at the field to watch with no interaction with players, club coaches or parents?

someone told me that D1s can watch but not interact... I appreciate if someone can clarify.
thx
 
Got it...

So to split hairs re. the exact rules about this dead period:

let’s say Coach X lives across the street from IMG academy fields. Is that coach permitted to walk over and watch games?

What about Coach Y who flies in from out of town, stops at the field to watch with no interaction with players, club coaches or parents?

someone told me that D1s can watch but not interact... I appreciate if someone can clarify.
thx
Oh oh. So a coach can walk around under cover and see how goat is playing in a USL game? That sucks apples because most of the goats have not even played contact soccer in 12 months. This is a load of poo poo.
 

happy9

GOLD
Got it...

So to split hairs re. the exact rules about this dead period:

let’s say Coach X lives across the street from IMG academy fields. Is that coach permitted to walk over and watch games?

What about Coach Y who flies in from out of town, stops at the field to watch with no interaction with players, club coaches or parents?

someone told me that D1s can watch but not interact... I appreciate if someone can clarify.
thx
The in person watching bit is very gray. The in person interaction piece is very clear - 100% restricted. No visits, no off campus in person interaction.

Virtual is wide open. Both sides of the equation are starved for contact. Leverage virtual. You will be surprised (and maybe you've already seen it) at how quickly coaches and staff are answering emails, providing feedback on live stream games, and communicating via other social media platforms. Especially the assistant coaches.
 
Got it...

So to split hairs re. the exact rules about this dead period:

let’s say Coach X lives across the street from IMG academy fields. Is that coach permitted to walk over and watch games?

What about Coach Y who flies in from out of town, stops at the field to watch with no interaction with players, club coaches or parents?

someone told me that D1s can watch but not interact... I appreciate if someone can clarify.
thx
What is a dead period?
During a dead period a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period.

 

Giesbock

SILVER ELITE
What is a dead period?
During a dead period a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period.

Another question that’s really splitting hairs:

“may not watch student-athletes compete”

is a club player who happens to be high school age by definition a student-athlete? Or are they a soccer player that happens to attend high school? What do the lawyers say?
 

MacDre

PREMIER
Another question that’s really splitting hairs:

“may not watch student-athletes compete”

is a club player who happens to be high school age by definition a student-athlete? Or are they a soccer player that happens to attend high school? What do the lawyers say?
I think you found a loophole! I think the regulation is clearly talking about college bound high school athletes. However, I think “shall” should have been used instead of “may” in the regulation. I think the NCAA will have a hard time enforcing this poorly written regulation.

Also, does the may not watch student athletes compete provision apply to video too?
 

Giesbock

SILVER ELITE
I think you found a loophole! I think the regulation is clearly talking about college bound high school athletes. However, I think “shall” should have been used instead of “may” in the regulation. I think the NCAA will have a hard time enforcing this poorly written regulation.

Also, does the may not watch student athletes compete provision apply to video too?
Yeah...good question about watching. Did they mean in person watching only? Why is NCAA going to all these measure anyway? Don’t coaches socially distant themselves in the best of times? Never mind during pandemic...
 
Yeah...good question about watching. Did they mean in person watching only? Why is NCAA going to all these measure anyway? Don’t coaches socially distant themselves in the best of times? Never mind during pandemic...
Because the NCAA wants to look like it cares about the prospective student athletes all the while with competitions continuing all over the country!
 
There's also a monetary aspect here. Evert athletic department budget has been hit and sending people costs money. If the member schools lobbied for it, the NCAA wouldn't have extended the dead period.
 
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