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SoCal guest - July 16th, 2012 02:18 GMT


Hello-

Our girls team is playing in the Pleasanton Rage showcase this weekend- July 20-22.  We had a few injuries and we need girls who want to guest play. 
Our team is United FC White- we are playing in the SUPER-1 G16 flight.  We are traveling from SoCal and we really need a few girls who want to play.

We are happy to have defenders, mids or forwards (we have 2 GK's).  If you would like to play with us, please contact me at Karl.Simonian@gmail.com asap. 

Thank you.
Blues99 - July 16th, 2012 04:45 GMT


Since this post is regarding the Pleasanton Showcase, does anyone know how the tournament determines in what group to place the teams?  Usually tournaments using Gotsoccer like this one they use the rankings to decide where to place the teams, but that is not the case for this showcase. Just wondering if any one kneows the criteria they are using.
zona4eva - July 16th, 2012 15:46 GMT


I believe they look at all different kinds of stats like what events have you played in, what leagues, scores vs other quality teams, club reputation, etc. I'm sure GS ranking plays a part but thankfully it doesn't look like it's the main criteria. With so many teams from different parts of the west region it's really tricky to determine who belongs in which group Let's hope the grass is cut this year!!
Lurker - July 16th, 2012 17:02 GMT




------ QUOTE from  zona4eva, July 16th, 2012 15:46  GMT ------
I believe they look at all different kinds of stats like what events have you played in, what leagues, scores vs other quality teams, club reputation, etc. I'm sure GS ranking plays a part but thankfully it doesn't look like it's the main criteria. With so many teams from different parts of the west region it's really tricky to determine who belongs in which group Let's hope the grass is cut this year!!
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You can't read as much into Pleasanton Rage division placement as other tournaments. They focus more on matching teams from other regions up (so you don't play the same old teams you play in league and every other local tournament). Quite often you will see lower ranked teams placed in higher level divisions, and vice verse. Divisions are, however, generally based on relative team strength (I'm sure the GotSoccer rankings are one of the ways they determine this).
Blues99 - July 16th, 2012 17:32 GMT


Thanks Zona and Lurker:

Not counting the FWRL bracket we are the highest ranked team in our age group( this includes all 6 brackets)but got put in the Super 3.  In the past month we have play 3 teams in the top bracket (Elk Grove, South Bay Force, and Blizzard) and we beat all 3 of them. 

We are still in a good bracket and will be playing 3 So Cal teams and a team from WA. It should be good just wondering what criteria these tournaments use for placement.
zona4eva - July 16th, 2012 17:48 GMT


As long as the girls are getting seen by coaches then hopefully everyone will be happy! I agree with Lurker that for Rage much of it is match-ups based on locations of the teams. It's always fun to play teams from outside of nor cal.
Lurker - July 16th, 2012 18:14 GMT




------ QUOTE from  Blues99, July 16th, 2012 17:32  GMT ------
Thanks Zona and Lurker:

Not counting the FWRL bracket we are the highest ranked team in our age group( this includes all 6 brackets)but got put in the Super 3.  In the past month we have play 3 teams in the top bracket (Elk Grove, South Bay Force, and Blizzard) and we beat all 3 of them. 

We are still in a good bracket and will be playing 3 So Cal teams and a team from WA. It should be good just wondering what criteria these tournaments use for placement. 
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The primary objective of the RAGE Showcase is to provide exposure for players to college coaches. In order for this to happen players MUST get in touch with the coaches they are interested in getting expose with. There are so many options for the coaches that are attending, you don't want to leave it to chance (that a coach you want to see you will actually watch one of your matches... when you are in the game). There have been a number of very good discussions on how players should "market" themselves. Proper preparation is critical for an event like this.
Blues99 - July 16th, 2012 19:01 GMT


I like the way that most brackets have 4 teams from NorCal and 4 teams from out of the area so you get to play different teams. I also understand that this is a showcase and the main focus should be showcasing your players and winning is secondary. With so manygames to watch and limited time if I was a college coach and I had an open time slot, which if they do they are very few, I would probably spend that time watching the top bracket at what ever age group instead of the lower ones. So I think sometimes it does matter which bracket you get put in. Maybe I'm completely wrong, but that's just my rational thinking.
zona4eva - July 16th, 2012 19:10 GMT


I think if there is some free time for a coach at a showcase which is rare they often will see the more known clubs or a club who has sent kids to play at different colleges in the past. Often this is the top bracket but not always. I think as long as your in a "Super" bracket some coaches will come watch.
eastbaysoccer - July 16th, 2012 19:54 GMT


There are 72 coaches registered from everywhere.  Obviously the big schools in Norhtern CA will be there as well as a sprinkle of D2 and D3 schools. 

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