Top SoCal Player seriously hurt at Phoenix ECNL??? Anyone hear about this?

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  1. psyclone

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    She is richer now than she ever could possibly be playing soccer.

    So not just a lesson in overcoming adversity and perspective, but a lesson about opportunity cost even if you are a really great soccer player.
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    For all the self loathers like myself....

    My daughter has found new passions since soccer, and we talk about whether she would have found them if we were continuing to put in the time to soccer...the "opportunity cost". But, the benefit that soccer left for us was a really strong father/daughter relationship. Prior to the explosion of girl's sports, I don't think fathers and daughters had the ability to share interests the way we do now. Even though I shake my head at the extremes I see in parental involvement (especially with the youngers), it all comes from a good place.
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    PERFECT example on how you don't have to attend Stanford, CAL or IVY league to be successful. Smart kid. Would've done well ANYWHERE she went. She took advantage of the opportunities available.

    In the end game she will most certainly be accepted to med school.
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    Great story (other than so many injuries, of course).
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    It is really hard to keep a level perspective if your kid is being courted especially at a young age. It is fun to travel and play with/against others that seem to love the game as your child does. Not that my wife and I are perfect (more lucky than good) but we both played multiple sports growing up and loved them all, so we have our kids playing multiple sports. We are up front right a way with a new coach or team that our kids play multiple sports and if that is a problem we would go elsewhere. It has yet to be a problem although our players haven't started or played an entire game because of a missed practice here and there, but the perspective on that is the coaches decision and is the right one-- you don't go to practice you don't start. 2-3 weeks of vacation from all sports is also healthy for the body to recover.

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