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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Guest on 03/05/17, 12:15 pm

I posted something similar to El-C a couple of years back. The decline starts around U15, with the big drop-off happening between U16-U17.

Most of it is just HS aged kids figuring out where they want to focus their time and energy as they get older, coupled with a lot of the lower end LH and PPL kids coming to the realization that they aren't going to be starters on their 5A/6A HS teams, let alone playing in college, so they decide the club soccer commitment isn't worth it and they'd rather focus their time and energy elsewhere.

I don't have numbers, but based on my observations (DD is U16, HS Soph), the % ECNL players that drop out of soccer completely is much smaller - 10% or less. A higher % will decide that ECNL wasn't for them and drop to a lower league/level, or even just drop to play HS, but I rarely hear of an ECNL player that completely drops out of competitive soccer before the end of HS. I would expect DA to be similar. Girls may decide DA is not for them after a year or two, and go to ECNL/LH, but they likely won't quit soccer altogether while still in HS.

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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Big Boy Bentley on 03/05/17, 12:22 pm

Hormones kick in and boy friends...I got my cactus below every window....and shotgun loaded I know how bad I was paybacks are Hell. God sure has a funny sense of humor.

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Post by 5050Ball on 03/05/17, 01:36 pm

BigboyBentley wrote:Hormones kick in and boy friends...I got my cactus below every window....and shotgun loaded I know how bad I was paybacks are Hell. God sure has a funny sense of humor.

Especially be on the lookout for those dual-roster boys.
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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Big Boy Bentley on 03/05/17, 01:58 pm

Double vision look out...maybe all the dual roster players will move to the DA then we will see how it works out for the bench warmers...can't wait.

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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Big Boy Bentley on 04/05/17, 09:09 am

I'm not see any competitive differences based on who's out on the field here locally what are you talking about the Fall hasn't even started? All your 300 movie channel statements and trips to Chicago don't add up. When you can provide valid facts. I will play here locally. Why would anyone pay 3x for the same competition I'm still not buying your pitch.

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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Big Boy Bentley on 04/05/17, 09:10 am

BigEm surprise me....

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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Big Boy Bentley on 04/05/17, 09:53 am

BigEm we are not buying burgerboy cheeseburger special and up sized fries at the local MCDs...we are talking serious cash for a 11 year old kid. Ypu must think we are either idiots or drinking the Kool aid 24/7....

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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Zizou on 04/05/17, 09:57 am

BBB, club soccer at all levels is expensive. Fields, leagues, uniforms, anc coaching cost have risen. You nor I can change that. Parents just need to migrate not only to the right club, team, and coach but the cost they are willing to pay. Choices in life, not always equal, not always fair, but just.

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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Big Boy Bentley on 04/05/17, 10:04 am

Zizou you have alienated alot of good players because a majority of us don't see any value spending that money...if you can afford go for it there's plenty of good action here locally...I appreciate your very savvy talk but most people will decide on their own..my kid is very content where she is at and has a smile on her face...

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Post by ForReal on 04/05/17, 10:06 am

BigboyBentley wrote:Zizou you have alienated alot of good players because a majority of us don't see any value spending that money...if you can afford go for it there's plenty of good action here locally...I appreciate your very savvy talk but most people will decide on their own..my kid is very content where she is at and has a smile on her face...

If your kid is content and has a smile on her face, why do you spend so much time on here with incoherent rants?

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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Big Boy Bentley on 04/05/17, 10:08 am

Because I can For real just like you.

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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Big Boy Bentley on 04/05/17, 10:21 am

Most people can't afford all the travel and expenses for these platforms so how can you tut that these are the best players ForReal?


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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by ForReal on 04/05/17, 10:29 am

BigboyBentley wrote:Most people can't afford all the travel and expenses for these platforms so how can you tut that these are the best players ForReal?


If I can decipher, you're asking how I can trust that the best players end up on DA and ECNL teams?  If that's the question, I never said they were.

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Post by Cleansheets on 04/05/17, 10:34 am

ForReal wrote:
BigboyBentley wrote:Zizou you have alienated alot of good players because a majority of us don't see any value spending that money...if you can afford go for it there's plenty of good action here locally...I appreciate your very savvy talk but most people will decide on their own..my kid is very content where she is at and has a smile on her face...

If your kid is content and has a smile on her face, why do you spend so much time on here with incoherent rants?
Because triple B is the Grand Marshal of the DA pooh pooh parade Razz

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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Big Boy Bentley on 04/05/17, 10:36 am

Ok For Real....does anyone have a good idea how ugh they spent this last season on travel costs etc for this type of platform....outside BigEm...
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Post by ColtMcVince on 04/05/17, 10:39 am

Wander over to the frontier league website and count how many out of town games any given team played. Multiply that by $500 to get a fairly accurate estimation. Then add any other significant travel expenses. If it's less than $10 grand I'd be shocked.

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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Big Boy Bentley on 04/05/17, 10:39 am

The DA will more than likely be the same players dirty laundry...what's new?
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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Big Boy Bentley on 04/05/17, 10:43 am

All I see out of this is the same players and clubs hoping to cash in on 10K plus suckas..colt45....

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Post by wazup on 04/05/17, 10:47 am

BigboyBentley wrote:Most people can't afford all the travel and expenses for these platforms so how can you tut that these are the best players ForReal?


How can you put a price on your daughter's happiness, you selfish pig?

Give up your couple of movie channels you are paying $300 per month, or your Starbucks addiction, or all that money you are blowing at Baby Dolls, so your daughter can live out your dreams!

Doesn't take an Elite pocketbook to have an Elite kid!

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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Big Boy Bentley on 04/05/17, 10:51 am

Wazup what planet are you from most people can't afford 10K to 15K to play soccer
..cmon man what world are you from? There's plenty of dreams here in town...the best teams are in NTX...



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Post by Zizou on 04/05/17, 11:02 am

BigboyBentley wrote:Zizou you have alienated alot of good players because a majority of us don't see any value spending that money...if you can afford go for it there's plenty of good action here locally...I appreciate your very savvy talk but most people will decide on their own..my kid is very content where she is at and has a smile on her face...

Again, their is a place for all player. You feel their is plenty of good action here locally then rock on. If you kid can play, I know that the finances can be done to allow her. Both clubs and parents are willing to help. Parents are more than willing to help players travel to reduce prices. Clubs have money to scholarship those players in need.

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Post by Zizou on 04/05/17, 11:03 am

ColtMcVince wrote:Wander over to the frontier league website and count how many out of town games any given team played.  Multiply that by $500 to get a fairly accurate estimation.  Then add any other significant travel expenses.   If it's less than $10 grand I'd be shocked.

Same number of trips that we took in ECNL.

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Post by TatonkaBurger on 04/05/17, 11:04 am

BBB, are you still paying extra money to do ODP?
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Re: DA/ECNL ridiculousness

Post by Zizou on 04/05/17, 11:05 am

BigboyBentley wrote:Zizou you have alienated alot of good players because a majority of us don't see any value spending that money...if you can afford go for it there's plenty of good action here locally...I appreciate your very savvy talk but most people will decide on their own..my kid is very content where she is at and has a smile on her face...

I don't agree that you are in the majority. I know that many players that ask for assistance can get it to help reduce cost. Scholarships happen often for players.

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Post by Big Boy Bentley on 04/05/17, 11:07 am

I'm not paying 15K and my scholarship fund burgerboy. What about you?
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Post by Big Boy Bentley on 04/05/17, 11:08 am

Zizou are they helping w the travel.expwnses and the out of pockets costs? That 500 plus per game...

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