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Soccer605 2014 Elite Eleven Girls Teams Announced

Soccer605 is pleased to announce the players who have been selected for the 2014 Girls Elite Eleven Teams for Class A and AA, along with the Player of the Year

South Dakota High School Soccer Coaches Name 2014 AA Girls All-State Teams

The 2014 South Dakota High School Soccer Girls AA All-State Teams have been named by the South Dakota High School Soccer Coaches Association. Here are the players being honored on

South Dakota High School Soccer Coaches Name 2014 Girls A All-State Teams.

The 2014 South Dakota High School Soccer Girls A All-State Teams have been named by the South Dakota High School Soccer Coaches Association.  Here are the players being honored on the

Metro Conference names Boys All Conference Team

The Metro Conference has announced its first Boys All-Conference soccer team.

Metro Conference names Girls All-Conference team.

The Metro Conference has named its first Girls All-Conference Soccer team.  We hope to get the boys information to you as soon as possible.

Soccer605 2014 Elite Eleven Girls Teams Announced

Elite ElevenSoccer605 is pleased to announce the players who have been selected for the 2014 Girls Elite Eleven Teams for Class A and AA, along with the Player of the Year and Coach of the Year for each team. Thank you to our Elite Eleven sponsor, Home Federal Bank!

 

At Soccer605, we are often asked, “How are players selected for the Elite Eleven teams?” First, to be considered for Elite Eleven, a player must demonstrate respect and sportsmanship. Does the player show respect for the game, teammates, coaches, officials and opponents?

Second,  the player must demonstrate leadership, character and integrity on the team. When the chips are down, does the player pick her head up and do her best to help her team get back in the game? Does she support and encourage her teammates, even when they make mistakes? Does she hold herself and her teammates to a high standard, demanding the best of herself and bringing out the best in those around her on the pitch?

Third, does the player demonstrate a high level of competency on the field and leave a lasting impression on her teammates, her opponents, coaches and officials? Does she have a reputation as being an impact player, someone to watch – or watch out for – in a match?

While these aren’t the only factors, they are key factors that can get a player noticed for the Elite Eleven “long list” during the first half of the season. Once the long list is compiled, at Soccer605 we reach out to our Elite Eleven Selection Panel across the state – high school coaches, college coaches, club coaches and referees – to gather more input, see if we are missing players, and begin narrowing down the long list to a short list.

Just as in forming any soccer team, based on the identified talent on the short list, we begin to conceive the formation we will use for the final team.  If we have a lot of great midfielders who have been identified, we might go with a 3-5-2 formation. If we have some outstanding defenders, we might go with a 4-4-2. In some cases, a player may have played a different position during the high school season than we ultimately see her playing on the Elite Eleven team. Finally, using the input from observations of players during games, as well as other information, including statistics, we work our way to the final Elite Eleven.  And while we receive and value input from folks across the state, the final decisions fall on us at Soccer605.  

It isn’t an easy process – there are so many more than eleven great players in each division across the state. With all of the teams not playing each other this year, it made it even more difficult to compare players who were never matched up on the pitch this season. Ultimately, as with any player selection process, the Elite Eleven decisions are subjective, and while you may not agree with our selections, we are sure you will agree that these teams would be formidable on the pitch! Please join us in congratulating the 2014 Elite Eleven Girls Teams, which can be seen here.

South Dakota High School Soccer Coaches Name 2014 AA Girls All-State Teams

The 2014 South Dakota High School Soccer Girls AA All-State Teams have been named by the South Dakota High School Soccer Coaches Association. Here are the players being honored on the First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention lists. Congratulations to All!

AA Girls All State 2014

SD Coaches Assoc AA Girls All-State Teams (1)

South Dakota High School Soccer Coaches Name 2014 Girls A All-State Teams.

The 2014 South Dakota High School Soccer Girls A All-State Teams have been named by the South Dakota High School Soccer Coaches Association.  Here are the players being honored on the First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention lists.  Congratulations to All!
A Girls All State

SD Coaches Assoc A Girls All-State Teams (1)

Metro Conference names Boys All Conference Team

The Metro Conference has announced its first Boys All-Conference soccer team.

Metro Boys

Metro Conference names Girls All-Conference team.

The Metro Conference has named its first Girls All-Conference Soccer team.  We hope to get the boys information to you as soon as possible.

Metro Girls