Post by atlfutboldad on Sept 23, 2019 10:43:45 GMT -5
This is not intended to be a tear-down post, I'm just looking for an objective assessment from GSA people who might have some insight.
GSA girls SCCL are very strong in the 05's, 04's and 02-01 (top of the bracket in those ages). But the 06's and 07's are struggling for the 2nd year in a row. Last year through the fall and spring, those 2 teams had a combined record of 8-30-16 (W-L-T), and there was some minimal improvement in record from fall to spring. So far this year, those teams (with the same coaches?) have a 2-10-0 record (the 06s are 0-6-0), so it appears not much has changed.
My question is whats up with this coach and these 2 age groups? Do they not have the talent that is there in the other age groups? If not, why not? Or is it coaching? It would be one thing if one team was struggling and the other was doing average. But this is somewhat consistent across 2 age groups.
Speaking from a lilburn perspective - when we were there, it is low numbers and limited talent. better players are playing ecnl or have gone to other destination clubs. 07 ECNL is also not doing well. Same reasons as above
Post by atlfutboldad on Sept 23, 2019 19:44:45 GMT -5
Thanks for the insight! Surely administration sees this?
Perhaps GSA should split girls ECNL and SCCL between the locations more explicitly (they can always call up players to the other location). It looks like the 3 SCCL years that are doing well primarily practice out of Rabbit hill. Perhaps they draw players that dont want to drive to Lilburn.
Post by atlfutboldad on Sept 24, 2019 8:24:39 GMT -5
I will give GSA a TON of credit for putting practice schedules/ field assignments for the locations online, this is a simple thing that every club that doesn't base all teams out of a single location should do. Heck, if you want to watch a prospective coach or prospective team, IMO it's crucial. If you formally approach them or join a practice session, their behavior may be different.
I don't think any of their ECNL teams practice at rabbit hill though.
Post by soccernoleuk on Oct 7, 2019 21:05:39 GMT -5
At this point the 06 team is still struggling though they picked up their first points of the season in Alabama this weekend...a win & a draw (currently 1-7-1). I believe they have a new coach from last year but I'm not 100% positive.
The 07 team has a new coach this year, and has been competitive in 7 of their 9 games but are like a Dr. Jekyl / Mr. Hyde team (currently 3-5-1). You never know which team will show up. The 07 ECNL team has yet to win a game, but I believe they have been competitive in most of their matches. In this age group there were a few new girls into the club this year, and are on the SCCL team, no idea how many left for perceived greener pastures.
As for location split in these 2 age groups, I believe the 07 team is mostly North (Dacula) girls, while the 06 team is mostly South (Lilburn) girls.
In general, I think the 07 girls group in Metro Atlanta is very watered down. Look at the ECNL standings and they occupy 4 of the 5 bottom places.