GDA “The pot calling the kettle black”

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  1. soccercritique

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    I think it's huge in committing early. When seniors are stressing over applications and worrying about grades, athletes that are committed just focus on grades and getting better. So much less stress in my opinion. But at the same time, a kid's body changes from 9th grade to 12th, what they want in 9th grade may not be the same as in 12th. In Basketball and football, you have to be Zion or LBJ to get an early commitment. Otherwise it's Jr or senior year.

    Take Cal Poly SLO for instance...average GPA for certain majors (engineering and business) is 4.1. We've known many people that got rejected and had an impeccable resume. I've also known a kid that got in with a 2.7 GPA (she was a heck of a player) and just had to keep her grades up. Big destressor for kid and family.
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    Has been a wave of HS freshmen commits to some big name colleges last three weeks...hmmm?!
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    Oh, hold let me put my I'm shocked face on!

    Coaches behavior is disgusting pressuring these 14 year olds to commit ASAP but not surprising.
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    LOL I wonder how much pressure they get from TOP schools? I know mid/low major wants commitments right away or they bounce but I wonder if the early commitment pressure comes from parents or schools? If my kid got an offer to play soccer at UCLA, Duke, Stanford, or USC, there's not pressure....She'd pick one and like it. Then doesn't have top worry about anything except keeping her grades up. But I hear what you're saying...
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    It's both. Some Parents/kids want to commit early as well. They are scared they will be left out if they don't.

    This new rule is great for the top schools. They don't have to worry about getting a kid wrong at 14. Now they can wait until 16 knowing they can probably get a better feel if the player is a fit.
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    I don't know what's worse...paying to get your kid into college or the crap that's happening in men's college basketball about paying kids AND families to come to their school! Crazy society we live in these days!
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    This only stops if the NCAA hits the elite colleges with loss of scholarships.
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    The difference between the men's college basketball scandal and the pay-for-admission is enlightening, and useful for kids (and families) who are considering college soccer to think about.

    In the men's basketball scandal, the money flows from the sponsors and those around the program to the players and their families. In the other scandal, the money flows from the players to the program and sponsors.

    In other words, there is no money for the players in these other sports. The need to win in basketball is far, far greater than the kid's need to get in to the school. The opposite is true for the other programs.
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    Placer 03 gda falling apart. The gda league stinks unless you're in socal.
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    common...GDA stinks everywhere...the "best" teams are on the ECNL side..those that remained in GDA are the leftover suckers. What will be interesting is in 2-3 years what % of kids will dominate the national team from GDA vs. ECNL/Rest of the leagues

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