GDA “The pot calling the kettle black”

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  1. LivingTheDream

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    Couple GDA reasons not allowing players to play HS Soccer - Poor quality & injuries;
    Heard six of the top ten (6/10) Top Drawer 2019 recruiting class out with ACL injuries. Wonder if this is a concern the way USA / or coach trains or plays? It’s very unfortunate but one should look in the mirror if you get bounced from bracket World Cup play and have 6/10 ACL injuries - HS soccer not the only cause of major injuries or poor quality of soccer
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    Very unfortunate for those kids.

    I think more coaches need to study proper rest to play ratio. Or at least lower intensity sessions directly after games. My kids played HS but I will say getting no break between club and HS season is tough on bodies. A girls body can only take so much pounding before it starts to break down a bit. I think all the coaches(club, hs, US) can play it's part in helping girls stay more healthy and less big injuries, including the parents too.

    https://www.soccernation.com/the-da-debate-continues-it-wasnt-a-good-fit-slammers-fc/

    Interesting small article on why Slammers pulled away from DA
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    It comes down to the clubs (even teams within the club) and players, how they treat their bodies before/after/in between training. The warm up and cool down process is a huge part of keeping oneself injury free, I see a lot of girls teams just leave a practice as soon as it is over and get into the car to commute home. Also the number of practices now occurring on turf fields is a big issue even with the turf being better than it was back when it first came out.
    While I don't agree with the no HS rule-- US Soccer cannot control how the Clubs/Teams/Players are taking care of themselves during season or off season (is there one), so I don't think it is such a look in the mirror argument as far as injuries are concerned.
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    These WNT camps are pedal to the metal; enforce GPS monitors making sure they run to run (yes the monitors also health/heart monitoring) but they create a run to run environment, they will run after a scrimmage/training if book 101 says you didn’t run x amount of miles - nothing with the brain; maybe you don’t have to run a billion miles to be a great soccer player. Envirionment / training they create + competition for roster spots = increase % of injuries. Data 6/10 ACL injuries is not a coincidence; Blame on HS Soccer for injuries & it will take USA back 10 steps is an urban legend - starts w USA development / training. Previous USA women’s World Cup Olympic / World Cup winners all played HS
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    We got the MLS making noise about leaving the DA, and the drip, drip, drip of top girl's clubs leaving. How long before the US Soccer press release that reads:

    "Due to the success of US Soccer's player initiatives, and the overall success of the US Soccer Development Academy, we are formally returning all programming back to the clubs."





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    It’s also been confirmed that one of the top clubs remaining in the Northeast GDA, New York City FC, is leaving GDA next year. That will leave the Northeast region with only one remaining quality club since PDA and FC Stars also left last year. The GDA in that region is a mess.
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    GDA will collapse soon. Long live the ECNL until there one day is ONE league!

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