Thank you for sharing this article again, I don't know how I missed it the first time. It mentions bio-banding which I am a strong proponent of because players bodies develop so differently. You have your very early bloomers, your late bloomers, those in between and those that require medical intervention by an endocrinologist to jump start puberty/growth. For those athletes who need medical intervention they are at a huge physical disadvantage not just in height but in the ability to convert fat to muscle and build muscle mass. It is like comparing a Yugo car to a monster truck. I do think changing the age mandate really did more damage than it did good.
This is a topic worthy of a separate discussion, so I apologise for the "DA scores" thread-jack...
I agree that bio banding seems like a great equalizer.
And while I appreciate that a certain Argentine GOAT had successful growth hormone treatment - medical intervention seems like a really slippery slope. A bad idea... For what, really?
Fact is, many kids quit the game because they are slower to mature. And it absolutely is like a little boy playing against grown men (girls too, I have to imagine - but I don't have girls).
It's hard to watch your own kid be that kid. Just as it's also quite hard to watch your early bloomer have every call made against them (because of physics). So bio banding may be a legit solution.
But the reality is, parents need to chill out and maybe even watch their kid play at (gasp!) a lower level until they catch up and get their chance to shine.
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Read some complaints on the other board that people still standing, and the little ones unable to see. True???
I stood the whole game. It was an exciting game, not a movie.
Edit: I definitely don't mind sitting but what I do mind is when one person sits behind 20 rows of standing fans and relentlessly nags the person immediately in front of them. I don't have a solution for that problem .. and the team scoring 10 goals in two games isn't helping.
The Falcons have a great new stadium for their narrow football field. The place is unbelievably cool. Food and beverage and restroom lines were better than expected.
They'll do well to figure out how to run some exhaust fans if pre-game fireworks are used for every game. The smoke haze lingered past half time.
United needs a real soccer stadium with grass. Sight lines are not good at edges of the field, nor when anyone stands. I'm 6'-5" tall and I had a hard time seeing, so I can only imagine the perspective of the vertically challenged.
It is time for a total reset with younger players.
It is also time for the US Soccer Federation to unscrew the player ID pathway. It is currently muddied with too many leagues, all claiming superiority. Superiority should be awarded, not given. Until the top of the pyramid is a point, accessible by ALL and not a plateau where you can rest, nothing will change.
(This applies to youth and pro soccer in the United States)
Wow. Sorry she's going through this. Best wishes for a strong recovery and a fun season or two without soccer. And listen to the physical therapist!
Just curious: did she tape her ankle? A theory exists about taping ankles - it restricts the joint and forces unnatural strain onto the knee. Kinda makes sense since all the joints have some inherent rubber-band-like flexibility - until one is made less flexible (with tape). Then the knee can get over loaded and pop.
Unless the reason to leave is "we've moved" (your residence) or the coach is literally abusive or something, you are probably out of luck here. But I recommend you call the state soccer office and discuss it, to get the straight scoop.
It sucks, but as far as I know - based only on word of mouth, NOT experience - this is normal. Each club assigns and pays coaches and denies (other) players a spot on the team - all based on your commitment to the team. If you change your mind, it's not really helping them and it may "actually" be a hardship.
“When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball three minutes on average. So, the most important thing is what do you do during those 87 minutes when you do not have the ball. That is what determines whether you’re a good player or not.”
Since Georgia United was gobbled up by Atlanta United.. I wonder if Atlanta United will claim his FIFA mandated training compensation payment (before US Soccer steals it (you know, to protect the players)).
The only reason teams in 2nd or 3rd or 4th divisions don't have more supporters.. is the glass ceiling that separates them from MLS. When you can't play your way up, it's a disincentive to investors.
P/R is necessary. This particular publicity stunt offered an avenue for MLS owners to sell their teams to new investors. I'd love to see it happen, so American soccer players can compete in the global player market.
(Thia one is sarcasm) regarding Zardes and soccer's "athleticism" myth..
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