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#175416 - 08/30/18 02:36 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
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Still a few more edits coming so I'd monitor it over next few days before finalizing opinions on game numbers.

Personally I'd like teams to have a reasonable number each season (fall and spring). And depending on age and level, that might be different but in 7-10 range sounds about right for most.

Add a couple tournaments and a friendly or two and you are around 15 games.
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#175417 - 08/30/18 02:37 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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Originally Posted By: scsoccerfan123D

So the teams


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#175418 - 08/30/18 05:09 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: Cainhoy Athletic]
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Originally Posted By: Cainhoy Athletic
Still a few more edits coming so I'd monitor it over next few days before finalizing opinions on game numbers.

Personally I'd like teams to have a reasonable number each season (fall and spring). And depending on age and level, that might be different but in 7-10 range sounds about right for most.

Add a couple tournaments and a friendly or two and you are around 15 games.


That sounds about right. I could see 8-10 games per season. Personally, I don't think the tournaments pluses outweigh minuses from a developmental standpoint, but that's what we do here in the U.S.


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#175419 - 08/30/18 08:12 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
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I agree that less games is a good thing. Id say even fewer to allow for development between games instead of during games. Maybe 6-8 meaningful games per season against equivalent level opponents plus home/away tourny. Keeps costs and travel time low for parents and kids. Parents need to understand the money they pay is not a season ticket to weekly parental entertainment but a promise about their child's development.

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#175421 - 08/31/18 09:36 AM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
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#175422 - 08/31/18 10:04 AM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
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Like school, games are the tests. Practice is the classwork/homework.

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#175423 - 08/31/18 03:01 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
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While there is no substitute for an actual game, I believe at the younger groups, games should both enhance the experience for the kids, but also be seen as a tool to measure/evaluate live performance of training.

I think games every 2 weeks would be a sufficient gauge to measure past training and give focus on future training.

That said, many parents pay a lot of money, and I have heard some say things like, "11 games, that's about $100 per game." I am not sure how well it will be received to pay the same amount, or more, for fewer games.

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#175424 - 08/31/18 05:00 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
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If you can't convince them otherwise (understandable), is there a YMCA or recreation program nearby for the parents that want games in lieu of of development?

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#175425 - 08/31/18 05:05 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: mysonsdad]
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I say that because I want the parents to find what they want, not to be flippant about your situation.

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#175426 - 08/31/18 05:17 PM Re: CPL schedule [Re: scsoccerfan123D]
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Several more affordable options in the area. Summerville Y, mt pleasant rec some others. Cainhoy athletic is price competitive. Clubs, however, are not too interested in turning people away towards those options.

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