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Default ISL players who managed to keep playing club?

Anyone have a player at an ISL school who manages to keep playing club soccer all the way through school despite the 3 sport demand and the academic intensity? Id love to hear stories about how this worked for your family or if you ultimately gave one (either school or club) up.
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Anyone have a player at an ISL school who manages to keep playing club soccer all the way through school despite the 3 sport demand and the academic intensity? Id love to hear stories about how this worked for your family or if you ultimately gave one (either school or club) up.
And by "academic intensity" you really mean hefty donation, right?
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And by "academic intensity" you really mean hefty donation, right?
no idea what you mean.

by academic intensity I mean stretching oneself to get better at something, not just taking lower level, easy classes. I mean some level of academic challenge.
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Anyone have a player at an ISL school who manages to keep playing club soccer all the way through school despite the 3 sport demand and the academic intensity? Id love to hear stories about how this worked for your family or if you ultimately gave one (either school or club) up.
ISL kids have plenty of time to get work done and have lots of support. If you're that worried about academics then you know what should get dropped.
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Not an answer for you, but prep schools have Black Rock, a club that fits with their schedule, helps with transportation etc. Lots of prep school kids combine 3 school sports with club soccer this way.
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several ISL schools waive the requirement if you meet certain criteria- have your kid ask around. Playing club soccer qualifies at most schools (waives needing to pay a sport that specific season).
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several ISL schools waive the requirement if you meet certain criteria- have your kid ask around. Playing club soccer qualifies at most schools (waives needing to pay a sport that specific season).
This is super easy to do. Lots of kids are in Ballet, or train for individual sports (e.g. Tennis). Specify what (s)he is going to play and school will count that toward requirement
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The best kids on ISL teams have to play school soccer because theyre being compensated for it.
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Yes, you don't need to play a varsity sport all 3 seasons. There isn't enough positions for all the students.
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Ya'll must be talking about different ISL schools than the ones I looked into. The ones we toured had NO exemption until junior/senior year. That is the reason we choose not to apply. We had a really good public highschool (yes the soccer is terrible) and it didn't seem worth the money + driving + hassle with sports + dubiously better education.
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