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    One club alluded to picking their squad then...

    One club alluded to picking their squad then including the one kid they think might go to the Jets. if he doesnt make the Jets they said he'll play 13's or 14's next year each week depending on whats...
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    Agreed.It would be interesting to know how many...

    Agreed.It would be interesting to know how many of the kids in these dominant NL1 teams are offered spots/or trial for spots in NPL each year.Not sure who said it on here but it sounds like some are...
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    We were told by our club there are no official...

    We were told by our club there are no official dates set out by NNSW anymore.JDL clubs are already informing kids they wont have a spot next year and expressions of interest are out for a few clubs...
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    Where ever the better coaching and environment...

    Where ever the better coaching and environment is, thats where id play him.
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    Firstly cheers for the response,and I cant...

    Firstly cheers for the response,and I cant disagree with anything you've said here.In a perfect world NPL should have the best players and best coaches.What im finding though is its not the case...
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    Thanks to you both for the responses.I have a son...

    Thanks to you both for the responses.I have a son going from JDL 12's into 13's next year and its a pretty confusing merry go round of opinions and advice on which way he should go.The general...
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    Forgive me if this has already been discussed on...

    Forgive me if this has already been discussed on the thread but what is this new Youth Model about?Do you have any specifics about how it will work?
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    From what ive seen of NPL 13 and NL1 13 this...

    From what ive seen of NPL 13 and NL1 13 this year,the majority of kids in the JDL program are more than ready to play at that level.Maybe not in the team they want,but they are 13 year olds and at...
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    Not a matter of SAP/JDL not working,but the top...

    Not a matter of SAP/JDL not working,but the top clubs will lose players to the Jets and Mariners.They want to replace them with the best players possible.JDL clubs with 2 squads have 4 strikers vying...
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    I thought Edgeworth deserved the win but credit...

    I thought Edgeworth deserved the win but credit to Olympic they didnt give up and could have easily snatched a point in the final 10mins.Edgeworth did enough early on though.Great strike from Brockie...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    Does anyone have any news if the Olympic v...

    Does anyone have any news if the Olympic v Edgeworth game will be on this weekend in light of Edgeworths issues last week?
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    I spoke to a parent whos son played in the 12's...

    I spoke to a parent whos son played in the 12's yesterday.He said there was a fair gap in talent between the Newcastle NPL teams and the rest.He said they had some last minute changes due to the...
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    There is a reluctance for councils to hand over...

    There is a reluctance for councils to hand over money to clubs who want it done all their own way.Some club officials may be better off doing a short course in Negotiating 101 before entering the...
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    The problem is this is the only reason it would...

    The problem is this is the only reason it would exist.The kids play to win and learn,the good coaches coach to win the right way,parents for the most part just want to brag.We dont need more of...
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    This is a really good point Jim.

    This is a really good point Jim.
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    Absolutely.But is the discussion point here...

    Absolutely.But is the discussion point here people wanting 9 year olds battling for trophies before they can kick with both feet?Or 10 year olds losing semis because we dont care all that much about...
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    It already exists.Its called the U/12...

    It already exists.Its called the U/12 Interdistrict comp.You should sign your kid up for that if thats what youre after.
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    I agree with everything you are saying here but...

    I agree with everything you are saying here but the point is that none of this applies to what the JDL program is supposed to be about.Kids learn the 4 core skills, take that to their 13's coach and...
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    I can absolutely vouch for the coaching.Of the...

    I can absolutely vouch for the coaching.Of the coaches my son has had across the program,all but 1 have their C licence (min) and the one who didnt played at a really high level and was brilliant...
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    Sorry but please excuse me if I read that with...

    Sorry but please excuse me if I read that with the image of an Alf Stewart type old man wagging his finger at me.I genuinely had no idea other than New Lambton and Maitland in 12's going back to 1...
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    which club has had improvement by going to one...

    which club has had improvement by going to one team?
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    Im a believer in 2 teams per club but understand...

    Im a believer in 2 teams per club but understand the argument on both sides.My concern is that after 12's if every club has 22 players to choose from the temptation to want to fill spots is less than...
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    Im still not sure why people keep bringing this...

    Im still not sure why people keep bringing this point up.No one on here or anyone anywhere in the program that ive met thinks anything differently to this.Of course theres talent across the whole...
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    Its actually pretty informative when we are...

    Its actually pretty informative when we are actually talking about the kids and the football.The other shit can piss off out of here as far as im concerned but people seem to have some decent...
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