Posted by keen observer, a resident of the Vineyard Hills neighborhood, on Jan 29, 2009 at 1:26 pm
Foothill Parent, are you talking about the Foothill soccer program or BUSC? If you're talking about BUSC, why doesn't the club start trying to cultivate home grown talent instead of 'recruiting' so heavily at such an early age from outside the area? Although RAGE does it too, it appears that there are many local girls playing RAGE AND attending Foothill. How can you field a competitive high school team when so many players don't reside within the city limits? It seems that BUSC marginalizes at an early age those kids who actually live here. What is up with that?
Posted by Running up the score??, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Jan 29, 2009 at 2:06 pm
What is this game coming to. I can't believe Foothill would run up the score on the poor team from Cal. I mean 3-0 - they should be ashamed. All you need is one goal to win, so Foothill's coach should have pulled his starters at 1-0. What kind of lesson are we teaching these kids ;)
Posted by Foothill Parent, a resident of the Bonde Ranch neighborhood, on Jan 29, 2009 at 2:33 pm
I mean the Foothill Boys varsity team... And I do agree with you about taking kids from other cities don't all cities have their own programs..seriously.
And in regards to a 3-0 score is not that bad come on in any game the advantage can always turn on you very quickly...in regards to the 9-0 game against Amador I kind of agree but then again if it were the other way around I am sure they would have done the same...I have had children at both schools and had the oppotunity to watch a few games going either way.. its tough being cross town rivals but then again people it is only a sport...it is not as if one school has bragging rights for the past 10 years in a specific sport.
Posted by sports nut, a resident of the Ruby Hill neighborhood, on Jan 30, 2009 at 8:55 am
Funny all of the churn around the 9-0 Foothill - Amador score last week.
My daughter has been on the losing side in Foothill lacrosse last year....something like 20-4. We left the field thinking what a great team Amador had and how much better they were than Foothill. We didn't say they should stop scoring and pass the ball around. The Amador team was on a mission and they won NCS which was well deserved.
Likewise, the Foothill soccer team is on a mission to win NCS and be the #1 team in the country. It is something special. The girls who don't play, don't complain.....they are on the #1 team in the nation, get get competition in practice which will make them better next year. Foothill - keep rolling Foothill....don't get distracted from your goal by others who try to drag you down!
Posted by Soccer Mom/LaxMom, a resident of the Bridle Creek neighborhood, on Jan 30, 2009 at 9:35 am
Sport nut very well put...just as Foothill parent said if the wheels were turned....
How we as parents need to put it HS sports are competitive and if you can't take the heat don't play in the fire!!!!!!!!most kids will need to learn to win gracefully, be proud and enjoy the moment and they will also need to learn how to lose gracefully, be proud for playing hard and learn from the experience...
Both Amador and Foothill are great schools and produce great athletes so lets support both schools and be proud that we have 2 great schools to choose from.
Posted by BUSC Family, a resident of the California Reflections neighborhood, on Feb 1, 2009 at 11:26 am
BUSC has no obligation to the local high schools soccer programs. Their motivation is to have the most competative soccer club possible; they compete with clubs all over CA and sometimes the nation. Clubs that are not competative tend to fall apart at older ages. And while there might be a player or two from "out of town" the large majority are home grown; I would compare the the ratio to Rage; Foothill has a great bumper crop of young girls soccer players, but this is a cycle and they will have to rebuild the program after next year, maybe Amador in the 9 - 0 winner next year. Divison 1 youth soccer is highly competative; directors and coaches are well paid; and like any other job...win and you stay...lose and you are out, what do you expect the club to do? Take less talented local players and pass on talented out of town players? At least at BUSC kids are allowed, if not encouraged to play other sport, over in Danville and many other clubs; a contract is signed for a full year of soccer.
My guess is that the poster complaining about "out of town" kids has a kid of his owned that has tried out and not made the Divison 1 program; it is the elite youth soccer program in Pleasanton, the Divison 3 program is great, in the end, there is always a place to have fun and play soccer at BUSC. I am looking forward to my sons high school soccer experience; but Club soccer is always a much more competative program and that is were the boys learn soccer and where any college players are going to come from; high school soccer is just a way to keep busy until club starts. If you want proof; check the U18 national team pools on the US Soccer website; almost 100% of the players have their clubs listed, not their high schools.