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SoccerWire Q&A: Glenn Crooks talks girls DA – “This should be a very exciting time and it’s being met with skepticism”

Word of U.S. Soccer's new, soon-to-be-unveiled “girls Development Academy” project has set the nation's youth soccer landscape abuzz this winter, and some of the most influential reporting has come from Glenn Crooks. The New Jersey-based coach, columnist and satellite-radio host recently spoke to in an in-depth discussion centering on the rise of the “girls DA” and its potential reception.

Girls DA Feb 12, 2016

Report: U.S. Soccer’s new girls Development Academy to bar high-school soccer participation

The U.S. Soccer Federation's new girls Development Academy initiative will adopt the same policy barring players from taking part in high-school soccer as the boys version, according to a new report by New Jersey-based soccer journalist and youth coach Glenn Crooks.

Girls DA Jan 29, 2016
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Sources: U.S. Soccer set to launch girls’ Development Academy in 2017, likely relegating ECNL to second tier

It was first raised as a possibility by president Sunil Gulati & Co. nearly a year ago, it's been grinding through the rumor mill for months and now it's apparently a done deal. The U.S. Soccer Federation will launch a girls' equivalent of the Development Academy, the nationwide league of top clubs intended to groom future professional and national-team players.

ECNL Dec 29, 2015