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I disagree with you on all points. High School soccer is a waste of time for the serious player. The varied talent level on each team causes it to be a mess and relys too heavily on athleticism not technical ability.

You can leave HS soccer but lets be clear it is not for a player that has aspirations of playing at a good Div. I school or better
So you're talking about maybe less than 1% who might ever be good enough to play professionally or make the NT. We turn out just a few players able to crack a top D1 team. The remaining 95%? Plenty of them would still like to play for their HS even though they are "serious" about soccer. Some HS soccer is awful but certainly not all. It also gives players opportunities to be leaders, play different positions than they might not normally (good for development) and have to think and play differently when they know their teammates have deficiencies.
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The problem with expansion is that you need solid clubs to invite in. There are areas of the country that simply don't have that, or even have much of a soccer culture at all. Expand in an around areas where DA is already entrenched and again you let in clubs and players that shouldn't be there. Such a proposal is more about grabbing market share and will result in watering it down even further.
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It will be interesting to see what club announces for Oregon ENPL next year. I only hope it's not one with a history of producing mediocre players.
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The problem with expansion is that you need solid clubs to invite in. There are areas of the country that simply don't have that, or even have much of a soccer culture at all. Expand in an around areas where DA is already entrenched and again you let in clubs and players that shouldn't be there. Such a proposal is more about grabbing market share and will result in watering it down even further.
Neither describes South Texas.

The area is heavily Latino, and has a first-rate soccer culture (far better than here I'd wager). It wouldn't be diluting existing DA academies--you think FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo's academies can cover all of Texas? (Keep in mind, Texas has nearly three times the land area of Oregon, and over six times the population).

And while I would worry about dilution, there needs to be a happy medium between a system that is too exclusive, and turns away top prospects, and a system that lets everyone in and basically becomes another competing club soccer league. In general, I would figure out the number of top-rated prospects in an age group--and then pick enough players to round out a team, plus a B team/reserve team to keep the A team honest--with at least a few B team slots to be staffed based on a tryout.

(Speaking of such tryouts--if we are going to have them, perhaps a "non-club tryout" might be useful, to identify those players who DON'T play in the club system? If you play for a club, at least one of the big ones, and you are good, chances are the TA staff already knows about you).
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So you're talking about maybe less than 1% who might ever be good enough to play professionally or make the NT. We turn out just a few players able to crack a top D1 team. The remaining 95%? Plenty of them would still like to play for their HS even though they are "serious" about soccer. Some HS soccer is awful but certainly not all. It also gives players opportunities to be leaders, play different positions than they might not normally (good for development) and have to think and play differently when they know their teammates have deficiencies.
Yes, and one of the reasons for turning out poor numbers is High School Soccer
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So you're talking about maybe less than 1% who might ever be good enough to play professionally or make the NT. We turn out just a few players able to crack a top D1 team. The remaining 95%? Plenty of them would still like to play for their HS even though they are "serious" about soccer. Some HS soccer is awful but certainly not all. It also gives players opportunities to be leaders, play different positions than they might not normally (good for development) and have to think and play differently when they know their teammates have deficiencies.
There is zero development happening in High School soccer
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