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Discussion in '2003' started by Must65, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. footballnut

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    You are right. CIF won't allow you to play club and high school at the same time. Doesn't matter if club is GDA, ECNL, whatever, you cannot play both at the same time. You can play 5v5, futsal and indoor soccer, but not 11v11. You can't even practice with your club team during high school.

    In regards to Placer GDA and high school soccer, what I understand is they are allowing 02 and older to play high school since most have already been playing high school soccer. They are grandfathered in, so to speak. The 03's and younger will not be able to play High School soccer, ever, but they can do other sports such as track, etc. What I find misleading about telling the 03's they can do other sports is that it's nearly impossible to do a high school sport and attend the 4 mandatory GDA practices every week. If the GDA is going to be as strict as the boy's DA in regards to practice attendance, that rules out pretty much any extra-curricular activity (band, drama, chorus, everything). A lot of sacrifices for questionable gain IMO.
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    SO what will the 99/00 and 01/02 teams do with their academy league games during the winter? Forfeit all of them?
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    I agree. It's many activities to give up for questionable gain. Placer was already sending plenty of kids to college so that part won't change. Maybe a few more national camp invites could occur but that's about it.
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    But a DOC would never purposely mislead it's players or parents, that's unheard of :jawdrop:
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    OK so the youngers are grandfathered in, then what about the olders and the rest of the high school team? If they are on the HS team and play an outside competition, not only does the player have to sit out two games for every outside game they play, but the HS team also forfeits any game in which the ineligible player played. I don't think I would be the only one to raise some hell if the HS coach starts jeopardizing HS games just so some academy players can try to do both. While GDA or a specific club may make exceptions, I haven't seen CIF make any exceptions for the new GDA.
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    Exactly, so they have to choose either high school or GDA during the high school season. They can't do both. By Placer saying the 02's and older can play high school, they simply mean they can take a break from GDA to do high school and then come back to GDA after high school season is over (just like many of the clubs do now). But as soccerislife pointed out, what will their GDA teams do with the tournmants that are scheduled during high school season? If the majority of their players are on break to do high school what kind of team are they going to be able to field? Not a very good one I wouldn't think. So I suspect that though high school will be allowed it will be strongly discouraged and players will know, without it being said, that they risk losing playing time during the regular GDA season if they choose to play high school. I could be proven wrong but that is my strong suspicion.
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    A very good question. I guess time will tell. Per my reply to Fußball Vater I suspect that participation in high school soccer will be "strongly discouraged". Personally I think it's more of a bait and switch to lock in players who might have said no to GDA because they wanted to play high school soccer. Once they are on the GDA roster pressure will be brought on them to forgo High School for GDA.

    GDA is as of yet unproven so there will be incredible pressure on the clubs doing GDA to show success early on. I don't know how many GDA tournaments or league games occur during high school though. In my opinion it was stupid of GDA to sort of go half-way and belatedly allow high school after pressure was brought to bear. They should have admitted defeat and, at a minimum, not scheduled games or tournaments during high school. They could still do trainings (and those who do high school would miss out on those trainings) but it wouldn't put GDA clubs in a situation where they have to say they allow something on one end but in actuality it's not feasible so they have to put pressure on their players to say "no". Everyone pissed off in that situation and no one wins.
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    Typically there has been a big showcase in Florida early December for the boys. Not sure if dates will be the same for the girls or not. The rest of winter is league games but a handful. DA do very few showcase events.

    I agree but you're assuming US soccer actually cares about the actual clubs and players :) They only care about those few in their national camps. Hopefully it all works out at Placer but I at least hope they are being honest with the families.

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