Originally Posted by Unregistered
Considering the number of Jacksonville players on the VSI roster I guess "access" is relative to skill. Obviously those girls see some value in gaining access to that stage.
I looked through three teams and did not see one. I am troubled that they have these girls addresses out there for anyone to view! What teams have Jax girls?
"Access" does not generally relate to skill but rather financial ability to pay. Sure, anyone can drive to Orlando or Tampa to play for an ECNL team but can they afford it week after week? Are they mortgaging their future on little mia playing in college? I once read somewhere that ECNL travel for the premier teams (not the ones in Florida) on average are 5-10k a year per player. So 20-40k during their high school career, in hope for attaining a scholarship that maybe pays for half of their education. I fail to see that as a good return on an investment when they same colleges are recruiting from non ECNL teams.
I am very curious what age groups Jax is representing at VSI. I think the player that plays with Concorde plays at our club, and if that is the case, ECNL is not the reason why shes being recruited.