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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    Another powerhouse club ditches the GDA and is "All In" for the ECNL. http://www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com/2019/02/22/crossfire-premier-is-all-in-for-2019-20/
    Last night I watched Maya Doms play high school soccer for Davis and with the Section Championship. The joy they had winning that championship in front of a very vocal and supporting crowd is something her and her talented teammate will remember for a long time. There is nothing like representing your school and having your classmates cheering you on. I bet that (and the sub rules) is one of the main reasons so many elite clubs have ditched the GDA.
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    There won’t be anybody rooting maya on at any GDA game except her parents.
    At this point there’s not much benefit to play GDA, just restrictions.
    Hawks, PDA, crossfire premier, slammers all back w ecnl.
    It’s curtains for the GDA. Did anyone see the new clubs they brought in? Never heard of them
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    Particularly since she’s never played for any DA club....just AYSO, Davis Legacy and of course the national team.
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    Then you also have Naomi Girma joining her who spent most of her time developing at Central Valley Crossfire and ODP.
    Leagues don’t develop players, coaches do. Coaches ain’t any different form GDA, ecnl and NPL.
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    Wait. Doms never played DA? Actually played HS? So she must be going to a low d1, right?!?!?! Wait, no. She's going to Stanford and on the YNT. Weird how that's possible still :)
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    I'm sure US Soccer and the GDA folks will take careful notice of just how badly her high school experience screwed up her development.
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    It’s fascinating watching top GDA clubs leave back to ECNL and no name clubs join for the ever so prestigious GDA patch. All new teams who joined last year bottom of the standings and some clubs not in every age group! GDA’s “our shit does not stink” attitude backfiring. Clubs/DOC’s still in GDA in it for some other reasons than best interest of 98.99% girls playing soccer. GDA throwing darts missing every mark
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    Rumors are true - GDA not allowing HS Players back to their GDA Club! The line has been drawn & wonder how many clubs leave GDA now.
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    Are there any clubs trying to pull a fast one? Or has GDA actually gotten a list of kids who played HS and checking closely?
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    Where have you heard this from??? "Rumors are true - GDA not allowing HS Players back to their GDA Club! The line has been drawn & wonder how many clubs leave GDA now."
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    My daughter & 7-9 mates banned from going back to their GDA club.
    Best of luck to all who stay w GDA - No ODP, PDP, iD2, Guest play, NTC & HS -
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    How do they do that when those girls got the "ok" from their club?!?! Thats ridiculous.
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    Always been a grey area if they could return; honestly most girls (D1 commits & National players) exhausted w GDA, rolled the dice on HS and 100% ok not returning to GDA -

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