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Forum: Girls Soccer 12-21-18, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,330
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Another new article quoting another past US...

Another new article quoting another past US soccer star commenting that a kid should play high school soccer.

FORMER PRO TAYLOR TWELLMAN ON HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER CAN BE BETTER THAN CLUB
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Forum: Girls Soccer 12-18-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,330
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Julie foudy on why high school soccer is important for girls

Interesting article -

WORLD CUP STAR JULIE FOUDY ON WHY HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER IS IMPORTANT FOR GIRLS
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Forum: Girls Soccer 08-17-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,430
Posted By sportsfanofyear
With college soccer, the player gets educated....

With college soccer, the player gets educated. With DA, they get taken.
Forum: Girls Soccer 08-14-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,430
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Here is a link to the video of last year's NCAA...

Here is a link to the video of last year's NCAA women's championship game. Note how the clock counts downward....
Forum: Girls Soccer 08-12-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,430
Posted By sportsfanofyear
If you truly knew anything about college soccer,...

If you truly knew anything about college soccer, you would know that the spring season means NOTHING. You are allowed 4 dates to play whatever and none of it counts.

Can you name a collegiate...
Forum: Girls Soccer 08-12-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,430
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Fix US Soccer by fixing college soccer

This article from ESPN outlines a good discussion on changing college soccer to a two-season sport because as college soccer currently exists (as originially established in 1959) it is a "joke".
...
Forum: Girls Soccer 08-12-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,806
Posted By sportsfanofyear
The Birth Year rule change is one of the variable...

The Birth Year rule change is one of the variable changing youth soccer in the U.S. (negatively) which will ultimately change high school, college, etc.

Despite soccer's worldwide popularity,...
Forum: Girls Soccer 07-22-18, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,873
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Recently from the New York Times, another article...

Recently from the New York Times, another article describing how soccer is going backwards in the US and the article states "the percentage of 6- to 12-year-olds playing soccer regularly has dropped...
Forum: Girls Soccer 07-17-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,873
Posted By sportsfanofyear
What is the ultimate purpose of DA? (Rhetorical)...

What is the ultimate purpose of DA? (Rhetorical) To identify 20 or so players to play on the National Team. Even if you took all the different age groups (NT, U23, U20, U19, U18, U17, U16, U15), you...
Forum: Girls Soccer 07-11-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,873
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Why isn't the U.S. better at soccer? It's all about the Benjamins

From Yahoo Sports - link (https://sports.yahoo.com/isnt-u-s-better-soccer-benjamins-153935158.html)

“I do feel like there is a problem in the U.S. with younger kids having to pay to play,” Alex...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 06-02-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Anna Hall's results compare well with Lancaster's...

Anna Hall's results compare well with Lancaster's Hope Purcell's 31 point (2nd place team finish) performance at today's D1 State meet:
100mH - 13.97 (+2.4)
HJ - 5' 9"
300mH - 44.11
LJ - 19' 5"...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 05-23-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By sportsfanofyear
They are up at -...

They are up at - http://www.baumspage.com/rtrack/2012/2/2018/results.htm
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 05-23-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By sportsfanofyear
D1 Region 2 Results - still not posted?

Why is it that the other 3 D1 regions not only have their results posted, you could almost get them instantly after each event?

Why does Region 2 still use sun dials and newspapers for timing and...
Forum: Boys Soccer 05-23-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 160
Sticky: Ask the ref?
Views: 102,529
Posted By sportsfanofyear
I like the rule change of Home = Color, Away =...

I like the rule change of Home = Color, Away = White but I wish they would have announced it before new uniforms were ordered last year. Traditionally, on the Home uniform, the School Nickname (i.e....
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 05-23-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,606
Posted By sportsfanofyear
So why did BOE member Annie Self, the lone vote...

So why did BOE member Annie Self, the lone vote against Dobson's rehire, not vote for rehire? I would press to understand her reasoning, especially for future decision making.
Forum: Girls Soccer 04-26-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By sportsfanofyear
New NCAA recruiting rule - Sept 1st of Junior Year

I just saw this article about NCAA recruiting rule change - basically, no contact by a college coach with a prospective student athlete (PSA) until September 1st of their Junior year.
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Forum: Girls Soccer 04-26-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Book: Fit For Business: Why Your Next Employee Should be a Former College Athlete

I just acquired this book to read and discuss with my daughter.

It is written by Taylor Pak, a 4-year college soccer player and starting senior midfielder from Georgetown University. She graduates...
Forum: Girls Soccer 04-20-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 21,135
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Not sure that is true but CDA had 8 games during...

Not sure that is true but CDA had 8 games during peak high school soccer season so in order for CDA to accommodate, they would need to wait until after the high school season ends before that player...
Forum: Girls Soccer 03-18-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,742
Posted By sportsfanofyear
A real interesting article from the Denver Post...

A real interesting article from the Denver Post describing the challenges of High School vs DA and pointing out the obvious, that the original purpose of DA is to develop/create the 23 player...
Forum: Girls Soccer 03-10-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,742
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Parents rightfully demanding more from inconsistent youth soccer experience

Youth soccer is losing players – down from 11.2 million in 2011 to 8.9 million in 2015

Read more at...
Forum: Girls Soccer 02-21-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,865
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Recap of National Signing Day 2018 for Ohio D1 &...

Recap of National Signing Day 2018 for Ohio D1 & D2 Women’s Programs:
http://scratchingthepitch.com/2018/02/11/recap-of-national-signing-day-2018-for-ohio-womens-programs/
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 02-09-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,315
Posted By sportsfanofyear
If the race event standards of "track history"...

If the race event standards of "track history" was the 1896 First Modern Olympics, the "athletic" events held at the Panathenaic Stadium (204m length track) were:

110m hurdles
100m, 400m, 800m,...
Forum: Girls Soccer 02-08-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,865
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Do I have this correct? Xavier just signed 16...

Do I have this correct? Xavier just signed 16 girls! Plus, Xavier just added 3 transfers this spring. Assuming nobody bails of the non-seniors from the fall that is another 18 girls.

Altogether,...
Forum: Boys Track & Field/Cross Country 02-07-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,315
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Morgan, I have always found it "weird" that...

Morgan, I have always found it "weird" that non-high school track runs the 1500m and 3000m instead of the 1600m and the 3200m because we still have the 800m, 400m and 200m races.

Many sports keep...
Forum: Girls Soccer 02-05-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,965
Posted By sportsfanofyear
Having 85 players on full scholarships is NOT a...

Having 85 players on full scholarships is NOT a requirement. Nearly all FBS schools that are not on NCAA probation give 85 full scholarships. Partly, because players transfer, become ineligible, get...
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