Albany is not NYW. Maybe NY Flash or Syracuse
Copa! What were you thinking when you decided to bring JRB into your organization?
Have heard rumors of the U16 Stallions losing key players. Any truth to this?
Didnt that happen a while ago?How many are left from Crush days?
Penn Fusion is apparently running birth year ID sessions. Trying to pull in talent from the outside and take advantage of the upheaval all teams will face next year. Seems like a smart move to improve the quality of teams potentially. Any other clubs doing the same?
9:40am, a better question is what is happening at U16? 1/2 the roster is gone from a year ago.
2:38 Did not see much difference from this to last. Maybe you can answer question for us.
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Do people want to talk about the birth year reorganization? It impacts this age group tremendously. The 99s have to make an already formed full roster of 99/98 players to play u18/19 next year for ECNL or may be affected by a group of older mot experienced 99s dropping down to potentially take starting spots and status from the previously dominant players in the other leagues. Entire teams may play up but that has a ripple effect on other teams in the club. How is your club handling it? Which teams will play up? Which teams will reshuffle? What do you think your team will look like next season? Are they going to play u18? Looking to recruit older 99s to keep the team's competitive? Does it matter as these kids are coasting out? Does it affect the uncommitted kids? Especially 99s? Is it a recruiting advantage for uncommitted '00s? Lots of questions out there to be answered over time.
The late uncommitted 99's are really being put in a bad spot. For these players the next would typically be their year to fill secondary spots for D1 and also D2 and D3. What will be difficult is how will they be able to showcase. How to you flight what will be generally all new teams. Top teams with a history of quality play will be completely different. Kids from top teams that built a quality resume will now be playing on a completely new team with many new players. Earned opprtunities from great play become irrelevant and a player who may potentially have showcased in a top flight may find themselves showcasing in a very low bracket. This I feel is a great injustice. Flights will be now based on coach or club influence rather than resume of a team. While this already occurs many less influential clubs will be on the outside looking in. The late 99's are being unfairly hurt from a recruiting point of view. Younger players have adequate time to adapt but it may be to late for these players. And yes my daughter is in this group.
I agree the late 99s are seriously being disadvantaged through the timing of this mandate. Your best bet is to either pick a high level u16 team that is planning on playing u18 next year and keeping its got soccer points. Or possibly consider switching to a large club that can easily reshuffle with a currently strong u17 team also in case more than 50% or whatever the cutoff of the roster continuity it takes to keep the points. Unfortunately with non ecnl teams who don't have club strength the flawed got soccer points system is the only way to prevent from starting over during this critical time. Good luck.
don't mean to be rude, but by now kids should be building a PERSONAL soccer resume. The team they play on is not that big an issue. If you are still banking on being "seen" at a tournament then you need to rethink - FAST.
Not to mention that got soccer points really don't mean anything anymore since ECNL and NPL don't give them.
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