With the second year of the alliance, apparently expanding to older age groups for the boys side too, curious what the respective clubs tryouts, etc. would look like this year?
The DA boys from SSA that have aged out, it's likely already decided who CF will want to take next season on their DA roster.
For the ECNL girls, we have already seen what form that has taken - CF has provided an entire ECNL slot, more or less.
For the older SSA boys, this is off the SSA web site (https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=347705):
"17U, 19U Concorde (BOYS) ECNL Tryouts: Through a partnership with Concorde Fire, players interested in playing on the Boy's ECNL program's teams in the 17U and 19U age groups are invited to attend tryouts hosted by SSA."
Really, how in the heck will this older boys' tryouts for ECNL be handled? Will CF come to SSA fields with their ECNL players and hold a scrimmage? If so, then CF would basically bring their boys that are already selected to play ECNL on their side (duh!). And, would they really take an SSA player?
Post by atlfutboldad on May 14, 2019 7:48:35 GMT -5
I assume you are asking from the SSA perspective?
Regarding one part with the CF Premier ECNL, will this continue with the 07's? If so, will this have an impact on the NPL long term? In the 2 age groups where SSA had both, their NPL girls are bottom of the table, telling me that basically like every other club they don't have the depth to field 2 high level teams concurrently. The SCCL teams in these age group are mid-table, so not bad there. Are they going to be able to field an SCCL-P team capable of hanging with the current Athena A teams from the rest of the big 6?
I'd be curious to hear from parents on these NPL teams.
Regarding one part with the CF Premier ECNL, will this continue with the 07's? If so, will this have an impact on the NPL long term? In the 2 age groups where SSA had both, their NPL girls are bottom of the table, telling me that basically like every other club they don't have the depth to field 2 high level teams concurrently. The SCCL teams in this group are mid-table, so not bad there. Are they going to be able to field an SCCL-P team capable of hanging with the current Athena A teams from the rest of the big 6?
I'd be curious to hear from parents on these NPL teams.
To keep another thread from derailing, my post is to see what tryouts hosted by SSA for CF ECNL will look like, rather than the aftershock of possibly SSA NPL players and entire SSA NPL teams (in the case last year with the girls) playing ECNL under Concorde.
Post by Soccerhouse on May 14, 2019 9:31:27 GMT -5
The future of this will depend on our the financials work out -- will SSA get $ when back when players register with/through concorde etc? Concorde seems to be in the habit of carrying huge rosters in the older DA age groups, I hope this just doesn't continue that trend. Its probably also time if he hasn't yet, for Ken to stop coaching DA. They need to hire/bring in a real coach.
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May 6, 2019 20:09:46 GMT -5
hattrick07: Disappointing that TH is not being transparent about something this big, so close to try-outs. They should feel an obligation to their players and the parents.
May 6, 2019 20:30:18 GMT -5
oh well...: TH spent the last few months trying to come up with the best option for the players and took as much time as they could until they HAD to make a decision. Don't hate on them...but their option unfortunately sucks if you aren't DA!
May 7, 2019 11:13:27 GMT -5
ja: It is not Tophat's fault. This was a power grab by ECNL. What was Tophat to do, Give up DA for ECNL? Why? Of course the kids are the ones that lose but this is not of TH's making.
May 8, 2019 6:35:59 GMT -5
hattrick07: I agree that there are factors that TH can't control, but communication is key, and there is virtually zero communication. It's sad when you learn what's happening at your club through other club press releases, or google searches. Not acceptable.
May 8, 2019 6:40:50 GMT -5
SCdad: Carolina FC parent here, our club should participate in the West conference of SCCL-P. Someone from CF was telling me NTH will also be in the SCCL-P this fall (2019/2020 season) but he was also referring to as a second tire SCCL. What is that all about ?
May 8, 2019 19:45:25 GMT -5
SCdad: ^^^ "Someone from CF was telling me North CF" <-- edit/correction
May 8, 2019 19:46:48 GMT -5
redcard: We had many of the same thoughts in TX last year about DPL taking over ECNL but it has been a massive failure in every way - poor competition, organization, no integration with GDA, zero exposure.
May 8, 2019 23:42:04 GMT -5
soccernotfootball: @scdad -- SCCL-P will be 2nd tier according to their releases. There's been discussion regarding whether there will be pro/rel but nothing official has been documented.
May 9, 2019 8:02:40 GMT -5
Guest00: So what's a rising U15 player to do when their team is disbanding? Tried returning to REC a couple years ago and was miserable. Only other local option seems locked (even tho not rising thru Athena). How do you find teams with openings/interest in adding?
May 12, 2019 14:07:18 GMT -5
atlfutboldad: Guest00: Not rising and yet locked? Sounds like a bad option anyways (no interest in progressing). You're just going to have to bite the bullet and drive a little ways.
May 13, 2019 8:26:38 GMT -5
Where:: are you located, Guest00?
May 13, 2019 12:51:00 GMT -5
hattrick07: @scdad - with ECNL gone, TH will have the following levels of play: 1) pre DA, 2) DPL ,3) SCCL, 4) SCCL-P, 5) Athena A/B 6) Athena C/D
May 13, 2019 19:26:01 GMT -5
@sdad2 : It is ridicoulous that coaches are not announced now. Only serious clubs are organized, provide contracts, and announce their coaching staff ahead of time. The rest need a rude awakening on how to run a business.
May 15, 2019 22:45:56 GMT -5
mom2low: West Georgia needs a quality club.
May 16, 2019 13:41:34 GMT -5
Dad79: Absolute CHAOS with all the different leagues. All about the $$$. Competition diluted to the nth degree parents are completely lost and don't know how to make an educated decision anymore. Absolute shame on those at the very top of US Youth Soccer.
May 19, 2019 13:08:05 GMT -5