Changing Landscapes - Chicagoland

Discussion in 'Youth & HS Soccer' started by VolklP19, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. SoccerPop314

    SoccerPop314 Member

    Fire
    United States
    Apr 24, 2020
    Well there are plenty of good teams in IL that would be willing to play each other...didn't need to shut everything down because Iowa can't get their shit together.
     
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  2. BiggJ

    BiggJ New Member

    Jan 7, 2020
    Illinois
    DL hired as Girls Director of Coaching at Eclipse West. Could this spell a mass migration from TC to Eclipse West?
     
  3. lncolnpk

    lncolnpk Member+

    Mar 5, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. lncolnpk

    lncolnpk Member+

    Mar 5, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If they make it an ECNL club, it will disrupt everything in Naperville
     
  5. Hitcat

    Hitcat Member

    Chicago Fire
    Germany
    Feb 7, 2020
    Come to Indiana fall sports are a full go. IHSAA gave the go ahead for HS fall sports 100%.
     
  6. Hitcat

    Hitcat Member

    Chicago Fire
    Germany
    Feb 7, 2020
    If they let literally anybody else that meets the metrics it would shake up the area...but they wont monopoly > competition.
     
  7. BiggJ

    BiggJ New Member

    Jan 7, 2020
    Illinois
    I don’t see it getting ECNL status just yet, but could definitely become a pathway to to guesting on ECNL roster in OB or NB
     
  8. VolklP19

    VolklP19 Member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Illinois
    I don't see why Eclipse wouldn't. The area has always been hot as hell. They would stupid not to.

    Looks like TC is just another club now - doubt they come back from this. They hired DT from CSA for the 05 Prem Team and she likes to have 14 year olds and older spend 30 minutes on World Cup at the end of every session - that's u8 crap. All her sessions are just lines of players standing there doing some sort of give and go. Hell I seen players just walk out of line and start juggling the ball on a separate field altogether!

    I cannot think that hiring her to run any teams is a good sign that the people there have a clue what they are doing.
     
  9. lncolnpk

    lncolnpk Member+

    Mar 5, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    TC is rebranding the Wheatland Soccer program as TC Jrs. IMO this was a hugely under utilized asset for TC. If they can actually develop those kids playing there instead of just ignoring them they would have a nice pipeline.
     
  10. VolklP19

    VolklP19 Member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Illinois
    I think they have lost the majority of their top players Galaxy and Eclipse. Campton is talking to 2 and there are 3 on the CSA Super Y team with parents telling CSA parents that its a complete shit show over there.

    If their rebuild is to hire coaches like DT - I would not expect much.
     
  11. lncolnpk

    lncolnpk Member+

    Mar 5, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. Hitcat

    Hitcat Member

    Chicago Fire
    Germany
    Feb 7, 2020
  13. Driven

    Driven Member

    USWNT
    United States
    Apr 6, 2019
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  14. CornfieldSoccer

    Aug 22, 2013
    That's funny.

    Where'd you get those dollar figures for the money clubs received?
     
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  15. Driven

    Driven Member

    USWNT
    United States
    Apr 6, 2019
    https://www.illinoispolicy.org/who-in-illinois-received-ppp-loans/

    nwsl got between 1-2 million as well

    not quite as stressful to run a buisness during a pandemic when you know the gov't has all your salaries covered

    I guess thats the logic in keeping the fees the same
     
  16. VolklP19

    VolklP19 Member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Illinois
  17. VolklP19

    VolklP19 Member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Illinois
    Yeah that's sort of ridiculous. I wonder what spending commitments they had that they could not back out of to need that much.
     
  18. Regista

    Regista Member

    Barcelona
    United States
    Feb 22, 2019
    TC has the financial backing of Wheatland Athletic Association (big budget) which took no PPP money. They cutback coaching salaries but hired some decent ones. It's a reboot and focused on younger age development and philosophy. I think they will be fine.

    Galaxy has chipped away at them but some of that is because South naperville is closer to a larger population with right demographic age wise and earning potential
     
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  19. Regista

    Regista Member

    Barcelona
    United States
    Feb 22, 2019
    I heard some positive TC feedback already on Albert who was hired from Soccers as Director of Recruiting.
     
  20. VolklP19

    VolklP19 Member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Illinois
    No doubt you should! Albert is just a great person!
     
  21. Regista

    Regista Member

    Barcelona
    United States
    Feb 22, 2019
    #4296 Regista, Aug 3, 2020
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2020
    He seems to know everyone in the college scene. And is quick to meet with players/parents and prvide feedback. He will be attending practices also which is a big thing for players who are looking at next level, given lack of games also.
     
  22. VolklP19

    VolklP19 Member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Illinois
    He's a good keeper coach as well. Great will people and players.
     
  23. Jesminder

    Jesminder New Member

    Chicago Red Stars
    United States
    May 7, 2020
    Chicago, IL
    It is sort of puzzling how some clubs, got PPP money, let coaches go and kept all players fees paid in advance, without offering refunds when the season was suspended. Add to this not having to pay for refs or field rentals for the spring and the 2019-20 season is going to be one of the most profitable ones for some of the clubs on that list!
     
  24. illinisoccer

    illinisoccer Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Maybe the money is being used to replace lost revenue from tournaments they were scheduled to host. There are some clubs that offset a lot of their annual expenses with profits from events. A few on that list typically have spring tournaments.
     
  25. VolklP19

    VolklP19 Member

    Jun 23, 2010
    Illinois
    NW Sockers is done. Teams are transitioning to Inferno.
     

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