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07-13-2018 01:56 PM
Unregistered [QUOTE=Unregistered;2305454]That's the frustrating part of this. Many would've gladly gone to ECNL if the ECNL mafia would've let another club in. They didn't, so many are forced to either travel too far for practices, or sign up for DA which has it's warts.

As long as ECNL is the top league in New England, and member clubs control everything about it, it will always be too exclusionary for many to participate in.[/QUOTE]

I agree. ECNL should expand into northern New England. Lots of untapped talent and it would just grow in VT/NH/ME. They are foolish to leave such a vast area without a reasonable option.
07-13-2018 09:57 AM
Unregistered [QUOTE=Unregistered;2304948]Yes it's good to have different coaches. But, following a coach to another club can be beneficial if 1) there's issues at the current club or team that isn't allowing the coach to implement his preferred methods 2) if the next coach will be much worse 3) the club they're moving to is even better than the current one with many quality coaches, so that a year from now getting another coach is also good for the player. No hard and fast rules, but following one that has been fired? No, never.[/QUOTE]

When you start following coaches around, you are only getting one message and if that message isn't one that's held by all, you are isolating the player. Like SM, who is burning bridges all over New England. Following him around is risky, as once he sees an opportunity in East Cowbunk, Idaho, he's taking it.
07-13-2018 09:55 AM
Unregistered [QUOTE=Unregistered;2304978]People choose teams with more exposure such as ECNL in Massachusetts. NH does have the talent and just as NH talent heads south for these teams, Massachusetts talent and Maine would head to NH if an ECNL team were available in the state.[/QUOTE]

That's the frustrating part of this. Many would've gladly gone to ECNL if the ECNL mafia would've let another club in. They didn't, so many are forced to either travel too far for practices, or sign up for DA which has it's warts.

As long as ECNL is the top league in New England, and member clubs control everything about it, it will always be too exclusionary for many to participate in.
07-12-2018 10:38 AM
Unregistered [QUOTE=Unregistered;2251991]Of course, you realize the Stars ECNL and NPL teams (which is on par with the ECNL team) have several NH girls on their teams. Add in a few from Seacoast, and a few more from NEFC or GPS possibly and, yes, you would have an excellent team. So, there is talent but it's diluted.[/QUOTE]

People choose teams with more exposure such as ECNL in Massachusetts. NH does have the talent and just as NH talent heads south for these teams, Massachusetts talent and Maine would head to NH if an ECNL team were available in the state.
07-12-2018 09:52 AM
Unregistered [QUOTE=Unregistered;2304824]Not sure what you are getting at.

If a coach is essentially fired Iíd want to know. They are in charge of children after all

As for following a coach - thatís idiotic. Coach will do whats best for coach. Messages get stale and different styles are needed. At some point youíll have a different coach and will struggle because you arenít used to a different message[/QUOTE]

Yes it's good to have different coaches. But, following a coach to another club can be beneficial if 1) there's issues at the current club or team that isn't allowing the coach to implement his preferred methods 2) if the next coach will be much worse 3) the club they're moving to is even better than the current one with many quality coaches, so that a year from now getting another coach is also good for the player. No hard and fast rules, but following one that has been fired? No, never.
07-12-2018 07:17 AM
Unregistered [QUOTE=Unregistered;2304754]I wonder why people care if a coach leaves a club on their own or if they are asked to leave. I think the more important question is: Should young developing players follow a coach for their entire youth soccer career? Can they work with other coaches or is this an issue? If it is, and you have more than one player that falls into this scenario you need to look at the larger picture.[/QUOTE]

Not sure what you are getting at.

If a coach is essentially fired Iíd want to know. They are in charge of children after all

As for following a coach - thatís idiotic. Coach will do whats best for coach. Messages get stale and different styles are needed. At some point youíll have a different coach and will struggle because you arenít used to a different message
07-11-2018 11:13 PM
Unregistered [QUOTE=Unregistered;2304754]I wonder why people care if a coach leaves a club on their own or if they are asked to leave. I think the more important question is: Should young developing players follow a coach for their entire youth soccer career? Can they work with other coaches or is this an issue? If it is, and you have more than one player that falls into this scenario you need to look at the larger picture.[/QUOTE]

WHAT...if they are asked to leave I want to know, wouldnít you....
07-11-2018 09:02 PM
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Coaches leaving Seacoast or asked to leave question.

I wonder why people care if a coach leaves a club on their own or if they are asked to leave. I think the more important question is: Should young developing players follow a coach for their entire youth soccer career? Can they work with other coaches or is this an issue? If it is, and you have more than one player that falls into this scenario you need to look at the larger picture.
05-03-2018 10:04 AM
Unregistered [QUOTE=Unregistered;2252139]Why would ECNL/NPL players want to play with a startup in NHSL...Never happen![/QUOTE]

They wouldn't. This appears to have drifted from the original topic. It was mentioned that an ECNL team would never be successful in NH, and it's my opinion that's not the case. There is the talent, but it's thin.

Where programs like Peak and some others fit, IMO, is to continue to develop in concentrated areas. But, not be prideful enough so that if a player outgrows the competition, encourage them to move into leagues where that exists.
05-03-2018 09:43 AM
Unregistered [QUOTE=Unregistered;2252129]The girls 05 group for Stars, both ECNL and NPL (they dropped their DA before this age entered into it) are littered with NH girls. Enough to make up a full team. And, yes, you can compare some of them. Some chose to make the travel down to Lancaster, some chose to stay more local. I have direct knowledge of that.[/QUOTE]

Why would ECNL/NPL players want to play with a startup in NHSL...Never happen!
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