NorCal Teams at Surf Cup

Discussion in 'NorCal Scene' started by Derek Mays, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. Nocalsoccer

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    I agree Surf gets expensive especially the filming cost. Some parents are nuts when it comes to filming though. They come out with this expensive gear and to add on top of that they buy a separate $2000 camera to record games. Hey more power to teams that record but don’t complain about the $800 filming cost when your gear is 3x that. You have a PARENT that films meaning you!! Keep up the good job..
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    Winning a tournament at your level is something to be proud of. I see no trouble with claiming that you did, and being proud that you did.

    Dropping down to win is a jerk move, but that is on the coaches. Clubs that brag about a win should be clear what exactly it is that they won.

    But the players have every right to feel good about pulling something off. Heck, I'm proud when my rec-league basketball team wins games or makes the playoffs. It's not the NBA, or even the D-league, but it is totally worth celebrating, and anyone who tries to take that away is a loser.
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    There is nothing wrong with winning a tournament and being proud of it -- who was saying that?!? The point was about when the club tries to fool parents and players into thinking they are playing at the top levels so that the players won't leave for greener pastures. They do that by smoke and mirrors, claiming they won State Cup and Surf Cup, suggesting that neighboring clubs can't compete with them. And the funny part is how parents, who should know better, eat it up and spout off about it.

    For me, this was illustrated by the girl in my story, whose classmates jeered at her and told her she was jealous that she was on a "lesser" team, a team that can't win tournaments. In reality, this girl was on a pre-DA team, playing at the top levels but losing a fair amount (but improving), whereas the jeering girls' team played down to Gold level (sandbagged) and won every game, and weren't improving at all. To me the issue is that if there is a standout kid on this team who might consider going to a club that could provide them more exposure or more development, they would never do it because they are deluded into thinking they are on the most competitive team in the whole area. Why? Because that is what their coach told them.

    I'm not saying the standout kid SHOULD go to the DA team or the ECNL team, I'm just saying they should know enough to make the decision for themselves, not be deluded into thinking there is no other options out there because of a greedy coach and club.
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  4. Nocalsoccer

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    Hey Buddy,
    You’ve been quite about Surf Cup this week. How did the Norcal teams fare today? How did Quakes, Placer and Thorns do? You seem to have a very good pulse for the Norcal teams!!
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    San Juan 06 Super Black Champions. Beat Slammers on a last minute goal and beat SD Surf in PK’s. Seems like they always find a way to win! Don’t play the “best” soccer but can compete with anyone that says they do. Good for them, good job girls. It will be interesting to see how they do in ECNL this year.
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    It was not enforced.
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    In my experience, the prohibition is almost always against the secondary professionals, not against a mom-and-pop shooting from the sidelines. It has been that way at every tournament with this prohibition that I have ever been to.
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    I would love for someone to try to stop me from video taping my kids play. I can't imagine that ever getting enforced.
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    The "no video" was sent out with the promotion email for the company they were promoting. When I read the actual published tournament rules, there was no mention. At National Cup, they sent out a notice that their insurance did not cover anyone using a device above 6' tall, so I set my camera at exactly 6' which is really not that great vs. 15'. At Surf, I had my 15' setup going with no problems besides the wind.
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