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#175284 - 07/25/18 05:15 PM CPL schedule
mysonsdad Offline
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I received one of my sons schedules for the fall, moving to the CPL is definitely a step up, but It didnít include all of the teams in the new league. Does anyone know how they decided which clubs you would play? Do you play the rest in the spring? Overall I am happy we will be seeing teams that we normally donít see. Fingers crossed for a good experience.

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#175290 - 07/26/18 09:51 AM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
jahlion247 Offline
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Our club is a member but I was told only one team will be participating in the CPL to see how it goes. Definitely disappointed our team wasn't the chosen one. Hoping club management change their mind.

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#175292 - 07/26/18 10:06 AM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
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Not sure what club your child plays for, but I noticed DSC has some teams registered for the Sandlapper league. I think some clubs are all in while others have only some teams entering.

I would think travel at those ages would be a concern for some of the clubs outside of the low-country. For example, DSC's closest CPL partners are CFC in Spartanburg and SCFCU (which does have a pile of teams) in Columbia.

Of course DSC is also listed as being in the Carolina Champions league (the only SC club in that US Club Pro league).

Like all new things, there will be kinks to work out.

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#175294 - 07/26/18 01:08 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
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DSC also has their top u12 boys team in the SCYSC/Jim Hudson 9v9 league

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#175298 - 07/26/18 01:32 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
jahlion247 Offline
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I know the Augusta Bulls 07 Girls will be in the CPL. Or at least their top team.

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#175299 - 07/26/18 02:02 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
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The way CPL works at U11/U12 is depending on numbers and demand, you could have up to 5 divisions.

In order of difficulty (and to a degree stomach for travel)

STATEWIDE
PREMIER
CHAMPIONSHIP

CPL SOUTH (LOWCOUNTRY mainly)
PREMIER
CHAMPIONSHIP
LEAGUE


Younger groups (U8-U10) only have CPL SOUTH options (3 tiers max)
So you will get more diverse and higher level games in the Statewide divisions

We will be entering teams in pretty much every level so depending on clubs mass/talent/desire, you may see more diversity in certain pockets, and I'd guess mainly local in South League division
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#175301 - 07/26/18 02:46 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
mysonsdad Offline
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Thanks,,, that makes sense. I didnít realize they were having different levels within the CPL. He is playing in the statewide premier division,,,thatís explains why they arenít playing many of the local teams... thanks

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#175336 - 07/31/18 12:11 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
EastOak961 Offline
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Was surprised to see the prelim boys schedule and how few DISA teams there are. Plus, not a single one in the top two divisions in any age group. Odd as I always felt they had a number of stronger teams but maybe the new Battery club has pulled a lot of their players over.

Otherwise, looks pretty balanced and competitive. If a team is way out of their depth in the fall, it does not look like they can switch to a lower (or higher) division in the spring (unless I am misunderstanding something). That seems to be potentially problematic.

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#175337 - 07/31/18 12:59 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
Cainhoy Athletic Offline

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Clubs can work out any outliers and adjust.
But yes, could be a challenge, particularly in light divisions/blends where not a lot of depth for clean talent delineation.

My hope is that with local oversight and attention, we can respond quickly. It is in all our interest to make this the best it can be. Another challenge we have is that as a Club, we often add U8-U9 Junior Academy teams in the spring out of our feeder and local rec programs. How do they get taken care of?

Honestly I see a lot of juggling in year 1, but OK with that, as long as the balls stay in the air
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#175338 - 07/31/18 01:12 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
jahlion247 Offline
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Have the girls schedules come out? I would like to take a look at them.

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