US Club Soccer presidential candidates forum

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  1. Bulldog

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    So what happens to little uncommitted little Jenny who has been w the EQ since she was little and always in the lower 1/5th of the pool. Along comes WNT/PDP level players in the final year. Do they bump poor little Jenny off the team?
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    Saw this via USC aka NSCAA or previously known as in a letter to all Candidates. Some good points I thought:

    Dear U.S. Soccer Presidential Candidates,

    As a voting member of U.S. Soccer, United Soccer Coaches has watched the unfolding of the presidential election with optimism.

    We do not know who will win this election, but on behalf of the tens of thousands of coaches we represent and serve, we ask the same thing of each candidate that has entered this race:

    Please, unite the entire soccer family.

    Our association’s mission is simple: to provide programs and services that enhance, encourage, and contribute to the development and recognition of soccer coaches, their players, and the game we love.

    In 2017, we changed our name to better reflect our scope of uniting soccer coaches at every level around the love of the game through Advocacy, Education, and Service. Our member coaches are in every soccer organization and level of soccer in America including Youth, High School, Adult, College, and Professional. In fact, we are the largest soccer coaches association in the world. Diversity is what we celebrate, and inclusion is what we stand for.

    We ask each of the presidential candidates to support these five points:

    1. Respect the time and talents that all coaches give—from parent volunteer to pro. They shape the soccer experience.
    2. Recognize that effective soccer coaching education comes in different shapes and sizes. Collaborate with your member organizations and coaches to identify multiple coaching education pathways, rather than dictate “this way or the highway.”
    3. Embrace all levels of our sport. High school soccer is a valuable part of the soccer culture in thousands of communities across the nation. College soccer drives our youth game. Adult amateur soccer provides opportunities for lifelong participation.
    4. Celebrate and encourage the extraordinary talents of elite youth and professional players, but know our sport is strongest when every player loves the game. Don’t forsake the 99% for the 1%.
    5. Honor America and American soccer coaches by respecting that our soccer roots are now deep and rich. We can learn much from the rest of the world, but help us strengthen our own path to soccer greatness.
    The 71st annual United Soccer Coaches Convention, which took place in Philadelphia this year and included over 13,000 member coaches and guests, was a perfect reflection of what our association stands for. With great intention, it united everyone in the American soccer family around the love of the game. We were pleased to offer a venue to all eight of the candidates, so we could hear firsthand what you had to say.

    We respect that you tossed your hat into the ring and have committed to, if elected, taking on the leadership mantle.

    United Soccer Coaches is not governance of coaches; it is service to and advocacy for coaches. For those that govern, please consider servant leadership as the standard of excellence and advocacy for coaches a leadership responsibility. United Soccer Coaches will support you.

    Thank you.
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    Not possible. A kid has been with Andres since she was young until her senior year and finally makes it to her senior year and doesn’t have a place to play is not a possibility. I say that because she will have had to endure 5-6 tryouts; cuts, and continue to make th teams. He kids they get out there are quality!

    I’ve seen first hand how this guy develops kids and how much college coaches respect him and his word on players. He’s definitely not a sales man.

    A few college coaches think he’s full of himself but they appreciate his honesty. There is a player in the program that had offers from a couple Ivy League schools but decided she wanted to stay in CA and do nursing (which is virtually impossible playing a sport); her call not his.
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    Carlos Cordeiro was just elected USSoccer president

    Thoughts?
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    Same old, same old?

    Donna Shalala states that he will be very different than Gulati but he’s the insiders’ insider, isn’t he?
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    Wow. Over 68% of the vote . . . Wasn’t close
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    Less impressive when I read how the voting works - they keep eliminating and re-voting until someone gets a majority.
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    Hope Solo wasn't impressed. I guess dude was VP under Gulati, but announced his candidacy before Gulati even announced that he was stepping down. Gulati didn't support him. Sounds like dude is going to focus on landing the world cup and hire other folks to figure out the soccer side.

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