Post by sailingaway on Sept 30, 2019 21:16:48 GMT -5
Seen over the weekend on the field, and apparently the "norm" as told to me by Concorde parent. The Concorde players are rostered Athena B, and play up to SCCL? What am I missing here? Concorde Athena B schedule is manipulated around SCCL games, so they can play both? Isn't Athena B to SCCL kind of a jump? Someone talk some sense into me here ...
Post by soccerdad76 on Sept 30, 2019 21:40:24 GMT -5
Folks have often made the assertion that (in general) SCCL = Athena A / Classic 1 and SCCL-P = Athena B / Classic 2. If so the skill level should be about right.
Depending on the age, between ECNL (maybe 2 teams), SCCL, SCCL-P, Athena A, and Athena B... maybe they didn’t have enough numbers for the Athena B team and have dual rostered or guest players. Just a thought, I have no specific knowledge.
Post by JumpJumpKeep311 on Sept 30, 2019 22:34:49 GMT -5
Makes sense. Especially for clubs with SCCL-P, about the same level and they couldn’t make all these new teams with full rosters so as long as they have about 7-8 on each and a bunch to dual roster then it works out. Plus there’s no rules against it as Ga Soccer and USClub/SCCL are both separate.
This is actually smart for some clubs because if a player is ECNL or SCCL, and not on a Ga Soccer roster then they’re free game to legally recruit all year long. I can see clubs like Inter Atlanta, Santos, Ambush, and Impact trying to recruit those players back to their top teams.
Post by slickdaddy96 on Oct 1, 2019 7:05:46 GMT -5
Heck my kid needs to get in on this action. He would surely be willing to play for other teams for Classic teams in SSA that need help. For some odd reason SCCL-p on the boys side in our age group had their last game on 9/21-9/22 weekend and don't play again till 10/12-10/13 weekend. I realize that two of those were due to Fall break for some schools on the North-side of metro Atlanta, but our kids didn't have a break, so we are just sitting here twittling our thumbs for 3 weekends straight. No doubt the drought will break mid October and we will be scrambling not to rain-out our remaining schedule. I don't understand why they would not have front loaded games instead of backloading them to save weekends for rainouts.
Other clubs whine about patches also. It truly is amazing the whining done by parents and team managers concerning patches. Uniforms usually last 2 years and kids move up and down between seasons. If they only could relax and let the kids play because 99.99% percent of them will be going Pro in something other than soccer.
I wonder what they would do if they knew at the u18/19 level, teams sometimes bring back college players to play for their state cup teams. That would truly drive them mad if they saw a player on the field and it looked like he had a college conf patch on their shorts.
Post by atlfutboldad on Oct 1, 2019 10:53:31 GMT -5
It was particularly funny hearing Concorde parents whine last spring in an Athena A game about a few of our girls having ECNL patches when their keeper had an SCCL patch.
But even a couple weeks ago I overheard a couple Concorde parents recounting games from the previous year where this team had players with these patches and that team had those patches. All the clubs (including theirs) do it.
Post by broadwayboogiewoogie on Oct 3, 2019 13:35:17 GMT -5
Saw this while playing against another big x team in Athena C last fall. SCCL-P didn't even exist then. Hard to imagine the justification of bringing down 5+ SCCL players to form a bench of 7 for an Athena C game.
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southside steve: KIESS resigned
Oct 1, 2019 15:07:44 GMT -5
atl44: Where did you hear that? When did he resign?
Oct 1, 2019 15:40:52 GMT -5
southside steve: e-mail sent to me. from GA SOCCER. i assume it was sent to all members: Steve Keiss has resigned his position as President of the Georgia Soccer Board of Directors. The Georgia Soccer Board would like to thank Steve for his 12 years of service to the Board
Oct 2, 2019 7:59:33 GMT -5
JJQ90: SK did resign, are there more to follow?
Oct 7, 2019 9:25:08 GMT -5
soccerdriver4: Georgia Soccer and NL need a jump start. SCCL needs promotion/relegation, and better communication a must. Too much last minute stuff.
Oct 7, 2019 15:24:50 GMT -5
no news: SK is a lifetime member and still an ODP coach. Perhaps he is just moving on without anything more to it
Oct 7, 2019 19:30:16 GMT -5
Question: Why is soccer in Georgia and most other states fragmented and can it be fixed?
Oct 12, 2019 9:34:48 GMT -5
atlfutboldad: Why? Poor management/oversight from USYS. Can it be fixed? Doubtful, clubs don't want it fixed. It would take directive from the *weak* USSF.
Oct 15, 2019 17:27:06 GMT -5
SCCLparent: The more I begin to understand the soccer scene the more I realize how fragmented and diluted every league is. Why so many? Business? I doubt one is better than the other. Certainly not good for competition. Not good.
Nov 18, 2019 23:05:13 GMT -5
toddga675: There will be more fragmentation to come. SCCL will expand into more divisions. Georgia Soccer will counter with more leagues. USL will bring Academy divisions. ECNL will add another division. The level of fragmentation will eventually be quite amusing.
Nov 19, 2019 12:11:15 GMT -5
SCCLparent: Amusing for whom? How is that even any good for the sport or the kids?
Nov 19, 2019 21:51:19 GMT -5
atlfutboldad: That's terrible! ^ Unfortunate injuries happen, career-ending ones. I certainly would NOT put that on the coach, thats routine coaching and playing.
Dec 2, 2019 11:39:06 GMT -5
HS Teach/Coach: Well, only parents can put a stop to this nonsense of missing that many days. Club coaches DO NOT CARE! Totally agree with the parent who said missing a day maybe two, but 3 in one week is a bit excessive. If parents stop paying, clubs couldn't afford...
Dec 3, 2019 16:47:25 GMT -5
Realitysports: Hs soccer is a joke, perhaps that’s way ,many players committ to taking days off sense it’s a clear pathway and is worth the sacrifice I believe.
Dec 4, 2019 13:41:39 GMT -5
CC79: Is US Club or SCCL planning to do something with coaching education? I see nothing happening on that front unless is not the website.
Dec 7, 2019 10:35:52 GMT -5
Resposne to CC79: LOL .. Why would they care?
Dec 10, 2019 18:02:10 GMT -5
SSCL: Adding another summer league? Great, that's all we needed.
Dec 20, 2019 18:40:15 GMT -5
Strikermom: Good luck to all with high school tryouts this week
Jan 13, 2020 11:07:15 GMT -5
hattrick07: As much time and money spent to play ECNL, my daughter is more excited about her middle school soccer team. That speaks volumes.
Jan 14, 2020 7:52:38 GMT -5