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Old 05-25-2017
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Do they get all the age teams in the same van?
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Thornz GDA travel van

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32 hours round trip to Burlingame in the ThornMobile.

18 bags of cheetos consumed.

Four cases of Red Bull guzzled.

Six hours on the side of the road pouring water bottles on the radiator.

The memories? Priceless.


Don't be a snob. Kids will be kids.
That's s long drive to Burlingame!
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I love old vans but I sure hope they have someone along who is a fix-it person. They are not the most reliable vehicles on the road. The last thing you want is to be stuck on the side of the road and miss soccer games.
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I love old vans but I sure hope they have someone along who is a fix-it person. They are not the most reliable vehicles on the road. The last thing you want is to be stuck on the side of the road and miss soccer games.
These are relatively easy to work on. As long as you have simple tools supplies and YouTube you'll be fine.
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If your dd isn't a good high school student, soccer could be a better path.
Not exactly true, you can be totally awesome in soccer most colleges will not even consider you if you have a 2.0 GPA. The lower the GPA the better you have to be to get a college to accept you.

If you have a low GPA you better be shooting for the PRO's or you are wasting your time.

You are better off being an average soccer player with a 4.0 GPA.
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Not exactly true, you can be totally awesome in soccer most colleges will not even consider you if you have a 2.0 GPA. The lower the GPA the better you have to be to get a college to accept you.

If you have a low GPA you better be shooting for the PRO's or you are wasting your time.

You are better off being an average soccer player with a 4.0 GPA.
Your GPA better be much higher than 2.0 plus high ACT/SAT score. Don't forget the leadership skills, the community service, the courses taken, yada, yada.
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If you only have a 2.0 gpa you shouldn't be spending hours per day on sports when you should be studying.
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"In high school, you get your family and friends and classmates and fans watching state playoff games," Thurley said. "In club soccer, it is attended by a few parents and a dog."

If your kids is concerned about people watching them play, or their classmates cheering them on or community support, then they are misguided and thinking about the wrong things. Those things are not important. High school extra circulars are not important.
Give it all up and train with the thorns. You can hang out with friends once you get into your 30's.
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If you van attract players who have no shot at making the team and milk them for $125 for two days and get enough of them out, you can amass profits in the tens of thousands of dollars you can use to subsidize the program.

Unfortunately US soccer expressly prohibits a try out fee so that's good. It lowers the barrier to participate. Always good.
This is a well established model. All teams charge a try out fee to bring in pools of cash upfront it is not unusual or bad.

US Soccer is a shell organization that will not care either way.
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