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JustaDad December 26th, 2012 18:06 GMT Print this post
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Yes. That is a great team. Should waltz right into the Elite 8 for NorCal U-11's now. Great D licensed parent coach, top level PU trainer, and all for about 40% of Placer costs. If you don't check out those tryouts in the current climate, you are just not doing your own work.

It is like Mtn. Lady is saying...if parents take their time to do their homework, they will discover Placer teams at almost every age level that compete well with the old school "Comp" clubs. The trend for these teams should be very good too...lots of factors helping them. For example, there is a trend to using the same quality trainers that clubs like PU use...often the very same trainers. There is also a trend toward NorCal play for parents that demand that. A few years ago you could only access NorCal through PU. Today 5 of the 8 Western Placer Clubs are NorCal member clubs. Several will have teams in the NorCal Fall League for the first time next year. NorCal tournament access is easy for all teams these days as well.

And, as you can see from other discussion boards...parents are tired of paying an additional $1,500 a year (especially for "B" teams) when the money goes to legal fees, administrators, coaching pyramids, and travel expenses for the "A teams."  
If parents are passive and wait to be victims, they will be.



Dave
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mtnlady December 27th, 2012 09:26 GMT Print this post
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What girls team is this you mention and are they looking to get new players via tryout?


I think its safe to say that all of the top teams are always eager to add talent to their rosters regardless of what club they are from. The better teams get that way through quality training and talent. You need both to succeed. This year all of the clubs that are playing Norcal will be having their tryouts on the same dates. Even some of the clubs that play purely CCSL/CYSA will most likely have their tryouts on these dates. That means you will have to pick your tryouts carefully. It's also a good idea in many cases to contact the teams directly and see if their team allows other players to practice with them, if their club is having a drop in 'play day' or if their team is putting together indoor teams for soccer or futsal that your son/daughter could possibly play on. Getting your son/daughter seen is the key thing.


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Norcaldad December 29th, 2012 01:35 GMT Print this post
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So, does anyone have any special traditions,workouts their kids do leading up to tryouts? Maybe even superstitions or some thing special they eat before they workout or tryout?
Would you say kids are more superstitions playing other sports compared to soccer? Meaning those lucky socks they have to wear.
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JustaDad December 29th, 2012 07:06 GMT Print this post
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Coaches understand all of the trepidations that young kids have before tryouts. Kids want to play with people they know and where they are comfortable. Take every opportunity to let them hang out with teams they are interested in ahead of tryouts.  

Don't try too hard with anything. Your child will be best if they don't feel a need to wear or eat anything special. Mtn Lady is right...every team is open to kids that show up and do their best.  

Best wishes...the nice thing is that it usually happens, just the way that it should.

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Dave
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Norcaldad December 29th, 2012 07:16 GMT Print this post
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This message was edited by Norcaldad on December 29th, 2012 07:17 GMT

I know what you mean, my daughter likes to play with her friends. I believe it is different for boys. Boys will have fun and enjoy any time playing. But with girls they seems to have a better comfort zone with friends around them. You can see this by sitting and observing a girls tryout and the boys tryouts.
I was just trying to expand this topic. I grew up with baseball and football. For me you had that lucky shirt. My daughter actually has a lucky penguin that she found. It now stays in her soccer bag. I just wanted to see if other parents had the same experiences with their kids.
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JustaDad December 29th, 2012 07:38 GMT Print this post
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Girls play to be with friends... and to have fun... and then to win. Not our usual order of things. You sound like a nice dad. The penguin is perfect.  

Best wishes to your daughter.
Dave
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Norcaldad December 29th, 2012 08:30 GMT Print this post
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Thank you!
I wish your team continued success this coming year.
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drock1331 January 10th, 2013 22:40 GMT Print this post
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This message was edited by drock1331 on January 10th, 2013 22:41 GMT

First round of tryouts coming this weekend... best of luck this season!
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sports_dad January 12th, 2013 14:45 GMT Print this post
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Quoted from: drock1331, January 10th, 2013 22:40  GMT
First round of tryouts coming this weekend... best of luck this season!


What has the turnout been like for PU and Cal Blues?
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Norcaldad January 12th, 2013 18:52 GMT Print this post
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So for those who have younger kids. How has tryouts been this first morning?

Also, for all of those at different clubs. Describe the style of play your team plays. Please include the age level and maybe the team. Maybe a little of the coaching style.
This might help people trying new clubs out determine which clubs fit their kids.
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