If we are speaking just in California's California Interscholastic Federation, there are close too 55,000 soccer players across 250 high schools participating in HS soccer, according to participation census from CIF. Compared to the Development Academy, there are around 8,000 players nationally. By sheer numbers alone, there seems to be some players that are slipping through the cracks from the USSF. One way to make HS soccer more developmental focus, revenue generating, and relevant is by extending the HS season as close as possible to the DA. The DA schedule is around 9-10 months, if somehow HS can be from Fall through Spring, ending with a State Championship here in California, this will create massive amounts of interest. Club soccer rivalries do not compare to HS rivalries, where some have years of community interest. The 3 month season can create health concerns for many HS soccer players, where some schools play up to 3-4 games a week, where as spreading the season out, schools can focus more on training. College Soccer is already thinking about this same concept with University of Maryland Coach Sasho Cirovski supporting the idea for the same reasons. Another interesting way would be if powerhouse private schools such as Jesuit High school (Carmichael, Ca), and St Benedicts Prep (Newark, NJ), actually joined the USSF Development Academy. This is not far off, school such as Shattuck St. Marys and Montverde Academy have already joined the DA. If more private and preparatory school engaged in this strategy, the high school soccer landscape can possibly improve.