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Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: England’s squad/camps
« Last post by Granger on November 30, 2018, 09:13:52 AM »
There are a lot of English Schools (ESFA) national  trials at the moment which gets very confusing to people as they don't understand the difference and many believe they are trialing for the England FA U15's Team.

The ESFA England U15 squad will have one training session in Netherlands and then play one tournament in Spain next year against Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Its a good stepping stone but I don't know how much notice the FA take of it as not all the best players will trial for it.

The Final selection is 9th December at Stafford Town FC where the 4 regions, 16 players each, will play off to select one squad.

It does give many girls another platform to be seen and should rightly be consider a great honour to get a cap for English Schools.
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Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: RTC 3 year Licence
« Last post by croc on November 29, 2018, 06:08:12 PM »
U16 up to open age national league and reserves and even top div players on TV. 

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Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: RTC 3 year Licence
« Last post by Richhutcho on November 29, 2018, 01:53:21 PM »
Out of interest who are you guys watching and what age groups?

Think I’m pretty spoiled with my daughter as some of her through balls I wouldn’t be able to see or pull off 😂😂😂😂
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Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: England’s squad/camps
« Last post by croc on November 29, 2018, 12:30:22 PM »
Also there was at least one girl from grassroots football at the last 2 events and also I believe one from an ACC, so the FA are definitely looking outside of the RTC's to find players too!

2 (or maybe even 3 ?) from Norwich at the second of the 2 U15 October camps

There was a bit locally about a girl from Derby ladies (the rtc) that had reached some kind of England camp trial (I'm not familiar with the system so I don't know if she got the whole way).   

The irony is she was spotted playing for Staffs Schools and Derbyshire Schools FA didn't bother entering an u16 girls side this year - not the fault of Derby ladies of course in fact I heard one of their coaches offered to run a schools FA team but was told it was too late.
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Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: RTC 3 year Licence
« Last post by croc on November 29, 2018, 12:22:07 PM »
From what I've seen they do tend to favour direct football in that they try and force things a bit - there is a reluctance to go back to keep possession.    Quite a lot of it is fairly rigid too - not a lot of "total football" with interchange of position - that strikes me as perhaps being over coached by an unimaginative coach and/or a fear of making a mistake in terms of being caught out of position.   Th movement is poor or else there is a lack of creative ball players in midfield - I haven't seen many passes where I'd think I wouldn't have seen that - but of course there are two ends to a pass.

The strengths are the athleticism, the tempo they play at, first touch is usually good, determination, some good individuals one on one, some good goalkeepers. 

I suppose summarising I think it's a lack of imagination in the play.  I wonder if the fashion for high pressing really helps develop youth players.  When you have very fit players pressing it's brave to try and play through it and it's often easier to play past it because a)if you lose it it's further up the pitch b) nobody will blame you for giving the ball away in front of your own goal. 
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Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: RTC 3 year Licence
« Last post by Richhutcho on November 27, 2018, 05:52:11 PM »
Currently at under 12s so still playing against boys
When we have played friendlys against other RTC’s certainly at our age group all of the RTC’s have tried playing a pass and move style or backed themselfs with the ball, havnt seen much hoofball, will be intrigued to see what next season brings when we go upto under 14s
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Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: RTC 3 year Licence
« Last post by dirkvanadidas on November 26, 2018, 05:56:51 PM »
Are you saying most of the rtc s don’t encourage technical football Dirk?

the players dont exhibit it,
some will play when there is no pressure ie a lesser team but when pressed/under pressure it doesnt happen
others rarely try with their limit being the centre backs splitting and that is it.
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Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: England’s squad/camps
« Last post by Blueisthecolour on November 26, 2018, 11:49:00 AM »
Next camp is weekend of 7/8/9 December. :)
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The FA WSL 2 / Durham Women 0-2 Leicester City Women
« Last post by ConnorLamb on November 25, 2018, 04:32:01 PM »
https://wp.me/p4i04N-4EB

Here's my report from today's Women's Championship clash between Durham Women and Leicester City Women where goals from Nicole Nymoen and Serena Fletcher helped Leicester to a 0-2 win.
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Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: RTC 3 year Licence
« Last post by Richhutcho on November 25, 2018, 11:25:34 AM »
Are you saying most of the rtc s don’t encourage technical football Dirk?

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