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    2022 National Premier League thread

    Any news?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djjones View Post
    Any news?
    One TD has already been sent packing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatscheese View Post
    One TD has already been sent packing
    wow. big stuff straight up. Can someone add more? Wont be the last by seasons end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djjones View Post
    wow. big stuff straight up. Can someone add more? Wont be the last by seasons end.
    TD sent out a holiday program to all the youth players to do drills 3x a week and told the kids they will need to film them and send them into him otherwise they will get reduced game time during upcoming trial matches. One of the coaches complained saying he was going to tell his players not to worry about it or do it, got escalated with the committee. Committee sided with the coach, the TD told the committee that he was the TD and they and the coaches need to do as he says. Committee got rid of him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatscheese View Post
    TD sent out a holiday program to all the youth players to do drills 3x a week and told the kids they will need to film them and send them into him otherwise they will get reduced game time during upcoming trial matches. One of the coaches complained saying he was going to tell his players not to worry about it or do it, got escalated with the committee. Committee sided with the coach, the TD told the committee that he was the TD and they and the coaches need to do as he says. Committee got rid of him
    Are we allowed to name the club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KITZ View Post
    Are we allowed to name the club?
    The club won't be named, they should be ashamed to even consider someone like this

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    Any update on Bolchy?

    Hoping he is ok & on the mend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatscheese View Post
    TD sent out a holiday program to all the youth players to do drills 3x a week and told the kids they will need to film them and send them into him otherwise they will get reduced game time during upcoming trial matches. One of the coaches complained saying he was going to tell his players not to worry about it or do it, got escalated with the committee. Committee sided with the coach, the TD told the committee that he was the TD and they and the coaches need to do as he says. Committee got rid of him
    I dont have a problem with 3 day a week training if uninjured. Losing game time a bit rich if you are already up to level.

    Depends where each kid wants to go as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastwest View Post
    I dont have a problem with 3 day a week training if uninjured. Losing game time a bit rich if you are already up to level.

    Depends where each kid wants to go as well.
    Theres also literally nowhere in the rules where it says everyone will get equal game time in NPL. Some club handbooks are quite upfront about that. Theres a balance there about not developing players because our football time is still not where it needs to be to develop them through successfully and having an offseason training schedule to keep them fit. The older you get the less you can stop completely. I think alternative exercise like bike riding, yoga, swimming could all be used for the same effect for fitness, and if the TD worked with the committee and wanted them back earlier for one / two sessions a week then I see no problem with that either. Its not like teenagers aren't mostly sitting around playing video games anyway.

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    Any reason why edgy has changed their logo? It doesnít look great and the old one was only a couple of years old anyways

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    Which one is the new one?

    The stick figure looking eagle They have all over their website and Facebook.
    Or the Northern Eagles retro looking logo that’s on the 2022 NNSW fixtures overview page?

    Imo, you can ruin the clubs identity when you change club crest too often.
    look at Highfields Charlestown Azzurri Blues Wolves FC, they’ve had to adjust their logo a tonne.
    All for modernising, I like what Lakes have done with their logo tbh. Looks a lot smarter, and Weston retain their heritage with their logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastwest View Post
    I dont have a problem with 3 day a week training if uninjured. Losing game time a bit rich if you are already up to level.

    Depends where each kid wants to go as well.
    The problem is doing it during the summer break particularly when it is off-season and families who haven't been able to travel or go see family for nearly 2 years take this time off during Christmas and New years to go do exactly that. Don't think many would be too thrilled at having to make sure they factor time in their holiday to ensure that their kid can do his three training sessions, film it and send it through to the TD to ensure their kid will play in trial matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dt123 View Post
    Any reason why edgy has changed their logo? It doesnít look great and the old one was only a couple of years old anyways
    Apparently it was required as part of their bid to enter this new national second tier competition. Make the logo more professional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatscheese View Post
    The problem is doing it during the summer break particularly when it is off-season and families who haven't been able to travel or go see family for nearly 2 years take this time off during Christmas and New years to go do exactly that. Don't think many would be too thrilled at having to make sure they factor time in their holiday to ensure that their kid can do his three training sessions, film it and send it through to the TD to ensure their kid will play in trial matches.
    If kids are fair dinkum they wouldnít have to find time. If itís a chore to go outside and kick a ball itís not the TDís fault

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatscheese View Post
    The problem is doing it during the summer break particularly when it is off-season and families who haven't been able to travel or go see family for nearly 2 years take this time off during Christmas and New years to go do exactly that. Don't think many would be too thrilled at having to make sure they factor time in their holiday to ensure that their kid can do his three training sessions, film it and send it through to the TD to ensure their kid will play in trial matches.
    Yeah, but, yeah, but, yeah, but. really?

    If holidays are you and your kids priority fine, but stop complaining for them when you miss out for someone who's prepared to work a bit harder. Lots of players are in the gym and still training over the break privately. Funnily enough you can go on holidays and still fit in kicking the ball around and a less structured exercise session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KITZ View Post
    Yeah, but, yeah, but, yeah, but. really?

    If holidays are you and your kids priority fine, but stop complaining for them when you miss out for someone who's prepared to work a bit harder. Lots of players are in the gym and still training over the break privately. Funnily enough you can go on holidays and still fit in kicking the ball around and a less structured exercise session.
    Are we serious Iíll remember to pack the soccer ball for the trip to Fiji. They are playing NPL in Newcastle. If one of the kids in the entire age division across all the teams makes the A League let alone Europe as a pro it will be a miracle. So a 3-4 week break wonít end the world.

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    I dont really want to debate whether the kids should or shouldnt be training in the offseason but does anyone know for certain if there is a definitive policy on this issue?From experience these past few years the message from FFA to NNSW to TD's/Clubs to coaches is very very different from where it starts to where it ends up.If there are mandated breaks for certain ages then clubs breaking that are in the wrong.But if clubs have been left to make up their own schedule then they probably have every right to demand this type of stuff.As everyone has said kids and parents can choose whether to live and breathe football 24/7 or take a different approach.One thing our country is great at is never having a plan from top to bottom so theres no way anyone can say whats right or wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hacker View Post
    Are we serious Iíll remember to pack the soccer ball for the trip to Fiji. They are playing NPL in Newcastle. If one of the kids in the entire age division across all the teams makes the A League let alone Europe as a pro it will be a miracle. So a 3-4 week break wonít end the world.
    I genuinely don't care who takes a break and when. What I'm saying is don't complain when coaches pick other people because they don't need 6 weeks of fitness training when they come back. They aren't babies.

    It literally has nothing to do with miracles. Its just about the work. And your right, because its a miracle for parents to realise what it actually takes to get a player to that level. Its not crying about taking a football on a holiday to Fiji, thats for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sapdad View Post
    I dont really want to debate whether the kids should or shouldnt be training in the offseason but does anyone know for certain if there is a definitive policy on this issue?From experience these past few years the message from FFA to NNSW to TD's/Clubs to coaches is very very different from where it starts to where it ends up.If there are mandated breaks for certain ages then clubs breaking that are in the wrong.But if clubs have been left to make up their own schedule then they probably have every right to demand this type of stuff.As everyone has said kids and parents can choose whether to live and breathe football 24/7 or take a different approach.One thing our country is great at is never having a plan from top to bottom so theres no way anyone can say whats right or wrong.
    The mandated breaks are only for juniors (JDL / SAP), possibly in the handbook, but no one paid much attention to that bar a couple of clubs anyway.

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    At 15/16 Craig Johnston made football his business so he flew to the UK and trained 6 hr days for 2 yrs to catch up to the other kids.

    This is the boring extreme story but you will put in enough effort and hours to get to the level that YOU want.

    Does a TD get his kids to a level he wants, or the committee wants, or the the kids want or just enough to win the comp? Theres no point in getting above first place in NNSW NPL is there?

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