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Post by soccerjack on 08/06/18, 10:56 am

05KeeperDad wrote:As an FCD parent, we enjoy it...

Yes, several MLS games are free to the players, discounts to the parents, and a attend several as a group with our team.


Do you still have to pay to park?


Fields are nice, and turf gives the perks of not having to guess if practice will be cancelled from a morning rain.


Why do all the teams practice on field 8? Are the rest of the fields grass?



There's no charge for parking unless it's a tourney (which isn't as often as you'd think)...


Can't argue with that. Free parking at practice. cheers



Finding merchandise is pretty easy to do...

Walmart is a good place to start.

It's "nice" to have some of those things, but the reality is the coach we're with and the girls... If those are a fit, then don't worry about all the other things... (or the haters, who always try you pull others down to make their DD look better than they are)

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Post by Big Ern on 08/06/18, 11:11 am

SickofStupidity wrote:
NoSpinZone wrote:
AtThePitch wrote:
Big Ern wrote:
therightpass18 wrote:Our daughter has a coach with FC Dallas very interested in adding her to his team next month - but we, like many others, swore we would never be a part of that organization.

Since we all about finding a quality, real coach, and we believe that is the case here, we have been researching the organization and their "FC Dallas Way".

So, would some of you that have been in the system, enlighten us on what the perks are for being in the system that might offset the costs.

If on a FC Dallas team, are their discounts for the camps or events and games at the facilities? Any other insider advantages?

Do you really get extra games and training with other teams throughout the year?

Thank you for any useful feedback.


Evening pass18 --

Reading posts like this always make me wonder ... Was it you and momma that swore you'd never be a part of that "organization", or was it your little lady?  While it may not be the case for you guys here, it really is unfortunate that so many out there are so quick to form an opinion of a club (not just FCD) just 'because', or due to misconception from ignorant hearsay, rather than based on any real knowledge of them.  

As I believe 5050 was alluding to ... If you believe you've found a quality coach that believes in your kid, then the club/"way" isn't all that relevant.

Perks for being a FCD Youth player?  Most obvious to most is facility.  Some might also find value in the variety of level of competitive platforms available.  Also a plus to be an MLS affiliate for various reasons including free tickets to matches for select+ players.  And I may be mistaken on this as I haven't checked in a year or so, but I believe FCD offers lower club dues than Solar, Sting, D'Feet and LP.

Good luck out there!

FCD fees are higher than Feet by $250 for the year, and that is just the base fees. I have family at both and have seen the specific fees... Not speculation.

Having had a child at FCD, and currently having a family member there now on the boys side... The pluses and minuses are about equal.... I'll just leave it at that.

Nice try Big Ego...talkin out your arse again...smh.

Making assumptions . . . nothing new here.

Just like his assumptions about how much cheaper DA was over ECNL for everyone / every club.

Or his assumptions about what FDL players can expect in the number of tournaments.

Granted SoSy that it's easy for someone like yourself to do, but you may have tangled me up with a few others on this one.  Es ok ... No biggie Wink

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Post by Big Ern on 08/06/18, 11:16 am

db10 wrote:FCD stopped giving away free tickets a couple of years ago. Teams aren’t even encouraged to attend together.

Oh and every forms an opinion about FCD because most everyone spends a year there before moving on.

And please show me a girls practice on a full field. In my year there I never saw any team, especially girls get anything more than half a field and that was the ECNL team

Hey there DB --

If you think a youth soccer team training on a full field should be the norm, you may wanna cease posting on here ... That or change your profile pic to a shot of Burt Reynolds in North Dallas Forty.

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Post by Big Ern on 08/06/18, 11:19 am

soccerjack wrote:Weren't all of their teams ppl teams after the first team?   They had to start all these new leagues to dilute lh so they could get more teams in lh. lol!

LOL?  What are we here jackie ... 8th grade girls?

How 'bout you tell us more about all "these new leagues to dilute lh so they could get more teams in lh" that FCD started?

It's kinda outta nowhere, but holy moly are you boys ever starting to live up to your own handles ... FUN stuff!

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Post by Big Ern on 08/06/18, 11:37 am

Sent this one earlier, but just saw that it didn't take.  Had to try to recall by memory so missing a bit I'm sure, but ... For your reading pleasure --

spinner & SoSy -- "Assumptions"?  "Nice Try"? ... feeble.  Hence the "And I may be mistaken on this as I haven't checked in a year or so" ... silly boys.  Just for grins I did check this mornin' and found that last year's FCD club dues were $2950 (outside of DA of course) for Select+.  Might by $2995 for the upcoming year ...

and speaking of assumptions boys ... My kids haven't been at FCD long (2 years for the oldest and 1 year for my middle kid), but they have never once rained on a turf field there ... so.

jackie & SoSy -- As has been written here an exorbitant number of times now, the cities of Frisco and Dallas own TSC and MG respectively so they collect fees for tournaments held at their facilities, not FCD Youth.

DB (poor, sweet DB ... sooo DB) -- Outside of LAG and 7/4, Select+ kids at FCD still get free tickets to MLS matches Wink

Gunner -- clever!

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Post by SickofStupidity on 08/06/18, 12:17 pm

SickofStupidity wrote:
Offsides wrote:As I recall there were free tickets for my daughter not that we took her to any of the games. Discounts on camps. What annoyed me was paying for parking at tournaments when those were our fields... It's been a while so maybe it's different now. I know the feeling though I always said I would never have my DD play for Liverpool and we did it and it was a huge mistake. But the way coaches move you could be at FCD and over at Solar a month later after you just bought a kit...

Nope, no change (though not the fault of the FCD Youth program)

Ya might need some glasses there BigEgo

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Post by Zizou on 08/06/18, 12:29 pm

it’s easy to come on this sight and point out all the wrong within a club. The boo birds will always be the loudest due to the fact they have been done wrong at some point. If the coach and the team is the right fit for your DD, then go for it. You will find all clubs have positive things they do and of course the negative. Notice the parents and players that are satisfied rarely come on here. My suggestion get out their and talk to parents within the system. They will give you a better picture of what is good and an even better perspective on the negatives.

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Post by Big Ern on 08/06/18, 12:34 pm

SickofStupidity wrote:
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Offsides wrote:As I recall there were free tickets for my daughter not that we took her to any of the games. Discounts on camps. What annoyed me was paying for parking at tournaments when those were our fields... It's been a while so maybe it's different now. I know the feeling though I always said I would never have my DD play for Liverpool and we did it and it was a huge mistake. But the way coaches move you could be at FCD and over at Solar a month later after you just bought a kit...

Nope, no change (though not the fault of the FCD Youth program)

Ya might need some glasses there BigEgo

Riiight SoSy ... No sarcasm to this ^ one at all.  

And even if you were being straight, the message would still apply to jackie (and much of the rest of the gang) wouldn't it?

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Post by Big Ern on 08/06/18, 12:35 pm

Zizou wrote:it’s easy to come on this sight and point out all the wrong within a club. The boo birds will always be the loudest due to the fact they have been done wrong at some point. If the coach and the team is the right fit for your DD, then go for it. You will find all clubs have positive things they do and of course the negative. Notice the parents and players that are satisfied rarely come on here. My suggestion get out their and talk to parents within the system. They will give you a better picture of what is good and an even better perspective on the negatives.

Preach Brotha!

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Post by RightWingDad on 08/06/18, 12:36 pm

Gunners wrote:Just to confirm, are free tickets to a MLS game a perk? Twisted Evil

Now that's funny. What WILL be interesting (and yes, off topic) is to see what the US TV rating will be for 2018 World Cup. We'll really see how many football fans are really here in the good ole USA, land of American Football (Throwball), the Boys of Summer and Basketball. I'm guessing maybe 1 or 2 folks in DC or Vegas watched a game last night, but Canada we're not.
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Post by soccerjack on 08/06/18, 12:37 pm

Zizou wrote:it’s easy to come on this sight and point out all the wrong within a club. The boo birds will always be the loudest due to the fact they have been done wrong at some point. If the coach and the team is the right fit for your DD, then go for it. You will find all clubs have positive things they do and of course the negative. Notice the parents and players that are satisfied rarely come on here. My suggestion get out their and talk to parents within the system. They will give you a better picture of what is good and an even better perspective on the negatives.


Good points ziz. Any thoughts on sting and Tatu?
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Post by Zizou on 08/06/18, 12:39 pm

The sad part is the boo birds are the one killing this sight! The amount of parents coming onto the sight have diminished severely in the last two years.

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Post by Zizou on 08/06/18, 12:41 pm

soccerjack wrote:
Zizou wrote:it’s easy to come on this sight and point out all the wrong within a club. The boo birds will always be the loudest due to the fact they have been done wrong at some point. If the coach and the team is the right fit for your DD, then go for it. You will find all clubs have positive things they do and of course the negative. Notice the parents and players that are satisfied rarely come on here. My suggestion get out their and talk to parents within the system. They will give you a better picture of what is good and an even better perspective on the negatives.




Good points ziz. Any thoughts on sting and Tatu?


Yeah, three seasons with the club. A lot of success and good times with good people. One bad apple in my opinion does not make nor break a club.

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Post by TxFutbal on 08/06/18, 12:49 pm

RightWingDad wrote:
Gunners wrote:Just to confirm, are free tickets to a MLS game a perk? Twisted Evil

Now that's funny. What WILL be interesting (and yes, off topic) is to see what the US TV rating will be for 2018 World Cup. We'll really see how many football fans are really here in the good ole USA, land of American Football (Throwball), the Boys of Summer and Basketball. I'm guessing maybe 1 or 2 folks in DC or Vegas watched a game last night, but Canada we're not.

I watched the USWNT Friendly against China last night. Good match. China never really challenged and gave up way too many corners. Thought Davidson and Huerta had solid minutes. With all the injuries got a little nervous when Morgan went down in the 2nd half.

Wasn't crazy about the rainbow jerseys.. Political statements need to saved for political events not sporting events.

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Post by SickofStupidity on 08/06/18, 12:50 pm

Big Ern wrote:
SickofStupidity wrote:
SickofStupidity wrote:
Offsides wrote:As I recall there were free tickets for my daughter not that we took her to any of the games. Discounts on camps. What annoyed me was paying for parking at tournaments when those were our fields... It's been a while so maybe it's different now. I know the feeling though I always said I would never have my DD play for Liverpool and we did it and it was a huge mistake. But the way coaches move you could be at FCD and over at Solar a month later after you just bought a kit...

Nope, no change (though not the fault of the FCD Youth program)

Ya might need some glasses there BigEgo

Riiight SoSy ... No sarcasm to this ^ one at all.  

And even if you were being straight, the message would still apply to jackie (and much of the rest of the gang) wouldn't it?


Yes BigEgo, I know that comment was just dripping with sarcasm.  Rolling Eyes


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Post by Zizou on 08/06/18, 12:52 pm

The USA is going to see a lot more of eleven behind the ball at all times. Get ready for sleepers and 1-0 wins.

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Post by soccerjack on 08/06/18, 01:15 pm

Probably gonna take a few years for DA to have a real impact on the uswnt.
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Post by db10 on 08/06/18, 01:36 pm

Big Ern wrote:
db10 wrote:FCD stopped giving away free tickets a couple of years ago. Teams aren’t even encouraged to attend together.

Oh and every forms an opinion about FCD because most everyone spends a year there before moving on.

And please show me a girls practice on a full field. In my year there I never saw any team, especially girls get anything more than half a field and that was the ECNL team

Hey there DB --

If you think a youth soccer team training on a full field should be the norm, you may wanna cease posting on here ... That or change your profile pic to a shot of Burt Reynolds in North Dallas Forty.

Stockholm Syndrome at its fullest.

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Post by db10 on 08/06/18, 01:38 pm

By the way, anyone suddenly craving Fruit Loops?

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Post by TxFutbal on 08/06/18, 02:02 pm

Can't speak for FCD field allocation practices.. My '05 DD generally warms up and does skills on a half of a 9v9 field and then team based drills/scrimmages on a 9v9 or larger depending on need.

When my '02 was playing b4 she went to vball she generally had the same format as my '05.

There are a ton of benefits to futsal style practices that are small sided that combine skill/creativity/thought process, but you also need to be able to apply this to teaching to team based formations, problem solving, etc on a larger field. How else is a player going to learn how to anticipate where her teammate is going to be or when her teammate is going to play a ball somewhere? Without a larger field format, you are relegated to teaching predetermined soccer like football is taught.

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Post by db10 on 08/06/18, 02:13 pm

It’s one thing to practice small sided on half a field, but wouldn’t it be great to be able to also work on full field tactics, skills, and conditioning as well when you want?

Here’s an experiment. Take your DD to the FCD fields on a typical practice day. Have her close her eyes and kick it. Now spend the next 45 minutes asking 8 teams worth of kids if that’s her ball.

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Post by TxFutbal on 08/06/18, 02:32 pm

Wouldn't that be a benefit @ FCD? Come play here cuz all the soccer balls are the same so there is no need to chase after your unique ball. Just pick up any ball and go home after practice.

All our practices and teaching are the same as well so there is no need to use your brain. We will give you a 1 page playbook.. receive the ball, sprint to the corner, cross to the big/athletic/fast girl in the middle to score. Defenders.. just kick the ball as hard as you can to the forwards and bypass the mid field because we don't allow our players to be creative and dribble.

Just be fast, athletic, and built like a brick house and you can play for our top DA team.

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Post by MurderWasTheCase on 08/06/18, 03:02 pm

^ you just described 90% of soccer development in the USA.

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Post by InterUnitedFC on 08/06/18, 03:13 pm

Soccer is about money unless the coach doesn’t need the money........ just saying. If it was only about development most winning coaches/clubs would be out of business......

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Post by AngelinaGoalee on 08/06/18, 03:35 pm

DB must have had a horrific experience at FCD!!
lol!
Everybody has lost or come close to losing a ball or two.

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Post by turftoe9 on 08/06/18, 03:57 pm

Big Ern wrote:
db10 wrote:FCD stopped giving away free tickets a couple of years ago. Teams aren’t even encouraged to attend together.

Oh and every forms an opinion about FCD because most everyone spends a year there before moving on.

And please show me a girls practice on a full field. In my year there I never saw any team, especially girls get anything more than half a field and that was the ECNL team

Hey there DB --

If you think a youth soccer team training on a full field should be the norm, you may wanna cease posting on here ... That or change your profile pic to a shot of Burt Reynolds in North Dallas Forty.

Burt Reynolds was in North Dallas Forty? How did I miss that ?
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