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club vs high school soccer by terry michler

July 7 2012 at 2:58 PM
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choose hs or DA
season sept-june 10 mos.
more training-fewer matches-better environemt
more professional approach facility, coach, talent level
more competitive game schedule
better exposure to next higher levels
78 academy programs 3000 academy players

HS against
compact season of high game-train ratio
varsity of talent levels
coaching expereince varies
different levels of competition
higher risk of injury intense-bad pitches

HS For
lifelong memories of representing your school
local media exposure
education process
variety of playing styles
better players bigger roles take on responsibility
9-12 good young can develop and be challenged
academic eligibility and citizenship standards
prepares for college student-athlete experience

hidden facts of DA!!!!!
we are not like europe and SA
our culture values school sports
usa academy do not resemble euorpean academies
coaches not at level they could or should be
coaching education programs need to improve nscaa/ussf
start at wrong age need to start 12-14
development at older ages very limited in growth opportunities
looking to identify top 1%!!!!!!!
not 3000 elite players in USA
same coach, same facility
academies worldwide are FAILING 1% go pro , rest drop out, or released
project 2010 failed, so will DA

July/August NSCAA Journal source.

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  1. don't like the DA program for ANY reason? Then don't try out. - Anonymous on Jul 7, 5:35 PM
    1. You have missed the point. For the value of the return, DA is over rated nm - Anonymous on Jul 7, 6:20 PM
      1. What are players investing, only time and giving up high school soccer - Anonymous on Jul 7, 7:24 PM
      2. we disagree - Anonymous on Jul 7, 7:54 PM
        1. What is the prize that these top 1% get at the end of the rainbow? - Anonymous on Jul 7, 9:28 PM
          1. Chance to play with the best, against the best. - Anonymous on Jul 7, 11:58 PM
  2. In Addition, In Spain at 17-18 there are roughly 15,000 players in the elite system - Anonymous on Jul 7, 6:21 PM
    1. Really? - Anonymous on Jul 8, 9:08 AM
    2. Yep, project this Barcelona Acadamey system to 600 clubs - Anonymous on Jul 8, 12:30 PM
  3. Say what you need to say; - WayneJohn on Jul 7, 6:53 PM
  5. Be careful - Anonymous on Jul 7, 10:48 PM
    1. Not for everyone, and nobody makes you perform - Anonymous on Jul 7, 11:59 PM
  6. Is DA really the top 1% or parents who want their kids perceived to be nm - Anonymous on Jul 7, 10:57 PM
    1. Tryouts. Selections. Top of the food chain. Best available. - Anonymous on Jul 7, 11:57 PM
    2. There is no way to measure that these are the best players, best may not try out - Anonymous on Jul 8, 12:24 PM
      1. and if my aunt had balls.. - Anonymous on Jul 8, 12:36 PM
        1. If your aunt had balls - Anonymous on Jul 8, 2:15 PM
  7. My son - anon on Jul 8, 7:54 AM
    1. Re: My son - Anonymous on Jul 8, 8:53 AM
      1. One weird sentence you wrote - Anonymous on Jul 8, 9:19 AM
        1. Yup. You are correct - anon on Jul 8, 10:24 AM
          1. Re: Yup. You are correct - Anonymous on Jul 8, 12:38 PM
          2. Re: Yup. You are correct - Anonymous on Jul 8, 12:38 PM
    2. The point is that they don't have a choice - Anonymous on Jul 10, 8:45 AM
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