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To all GSA scholarship apologists...

June 16 2012 at 2:27 PM
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The disclosure form is an ESTIMATE of team costs. IF the club's goal was to have each player pay their own expenses then all expenditures would be communicated during the season and EVERYONE could divide by the number of players on the roster to determine their share.

How many Red teams do this? None! Why, because the coach and treasurer are colluding to have most parents pay MORE than their kids share to cover the cost of the 'scholarship' players.

In the past, only players in need would be considered for scholarship and then parents were asked to voluntarily pay more to cover those costs. In those days, each family could make their own choice. Most parents I knew would willingly make the decision to help the kid's family out.

In today's world at GSA, scholarship and need are not necessarily associated at the team level. Many 'scholarship' players have families that can well afford to pay their kid's expense.


 
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Exactly and that is what pisses people off

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June 16 2012, 2:30 PM 

pay your fair share!! or don't play

 
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Anonymous

Team treasurers that don't provide detailed list of actual expenses and actual revenues

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June 16 2012, 7:56 PM 

Are in violation of GSAs policy and procedures as documented on their website? Concerned parents should require their coach and treasurer to follow the published procedures?

 
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Anonymous

For all you whiners.. This poster has given you the prudent course of action

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June 17 2012, 9:55 AM 

If you're not willing to do it, stfu and move on!!!

 
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Anonymous

This house

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June 16 2012, 8:40 PM 

of SAG started long ago. It is finally catching up with the sauce.

 
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Anonymous

The census reveals the demographics have changed for the area

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June 17 2012, 6:18 AM 

You can see what happens in communities where producers move out and the welfare state moves into an area. Just look around Atlanta at areas that use to be thriving, it is easy to recognize what has happened. As our Country moves from a producing to a welfare state you will start to see complete cities taken over by the welfare state. The "cancer" that is created by these areas spreads to nearby areas and infects them. In the generations to come after us there will be a great divide between the producers and the welfare state. GSA will struggle to maintain their status as the cancer moves into their backyard. The evidence is clear and the facts speak for themselves - enjoy the soccer at GSA while it last.

 
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Anonymous

It's the families who can afford to pay but are given the scholarship

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June 17 2012, 8:01 AM 

that are the problem in my view.

 
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Anonymous

Re: It's the families who can afford to pay but are given the scholarship

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June 17 2012, 8:29 AM 

How do you know who can/cannot afford to pay without having seen their tax returns and knowing what their current financial obligations are.

 
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Anonymous

If they drive a 30k car and live in a 300k house

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June 17 2012, 9:54 AM 

they should be able to afford to pay for soccer. If they can't, they have bigger problems which are not my responsibility to solve...

 
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Anonymous

Like the 1% who don't pay their fair share?

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June 17 2012, 10:04 AM 

Sounds familiar

 
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Anonymous

What about the ones who pay nothing but get money from the government?

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June 17 2012, 10:36 AM 


 
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Anaoymous

Welfare mothers driving Cadillacs

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June 17 2012, 11:27 AM 

This is hilarious, GSA a metaphor for a welfare state? The whole point of being scholarshiped is that the top producers are being rewarded for their excellence- the teams high profile is set by top results which will bring in more players to such a successful program. Trickle-Down to our less than astute conservative friends here, job producers so to speak. Your politics is leading you into self satire.

 
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Anonymous

Your post suggests that you are educated beyond your intelligence!!

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June 17 2012, 11:43 AM 


 
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Anonymous

Apples and oranges doofus

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June 17 2012, 11:58 AM 

You are comparing a purely voluntary recreational activity run by a non governmental organization with macro economic policy.

If you can't see the difference you are beyond help.

 
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Anonymous

Dats my baby daddy

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June 17 2012, 7:08 PM 


 
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Anonymous

If the "scholarships" for good players disappear...

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June 17 2012, 10:03 AM 

Then good players will go elsewhere. This applies to both those who "need" it and those that don't. So...GSA'ers. Decide. Be a top program and keep paying or stop the scholarships and be something less.

Also, as to the welfare state comments.... If my kid earns a scholarship because he is so good...that is the opposite of welfare....he has earned it! Let's call it what it is....semi pro. Kids earning $ for their parents due to their athletic prowess. Good or bad??

 
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Anonymous

Are you that stupid?

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June 17 2012, 10:20 AM 

Your kid earned it? Really?

I hope you recognize to 'pay' your amateur kid what they 'earned' GSA has to take the money (either overtly or covertly) from somebody else.

So you think your kid is so special that other families should pay his/her way?


 
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Anonymous

Let's try again.

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June 17 2012, 10:24 AM 

I don't have a kid at GSA. My point is that if the coaches at GSA want a kid so bad they are willing to let him play without paying....he has earned the "scholarship.". The other parents are paying it and evidently they are paying it willingly. Personally I would not join an organization like GSA and would not want to pay thousands for a kid to play absent need.

 
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Anonymous

OK but I want to make sure you understand - most parents aren't willingly

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June 17 2012, 10:33 AM 

paying it. They don't even realize they are paying it because the treasurer's never report actual expenses in details. The DOCs, coaches, and treasurers are colluding to hide facts from paying customers as they know that many parents would not willingly pay for other players as many of the parents are struggling to figure out how to pay for their kid's actual share...

 
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Anonymous

You must be Democrat

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June 17 2012, 10:38 AM 


 
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