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Unread postby miniburnsie » Wed Aug 1, 2012 8:25:49 pm

Hey ladies!
Once we get everyone in on the forum, this will be our spot to discuss anything we want!
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For one- Seattle RATS has open practices on Saturday mornings during the season. They're 5 dollars to show up and play, and you get an hour of training and an hour of scrimmage.
Also- We have ECS FC kickarounds (the threads pop up in this section of the forum) usually every week, which are open to any FC players. Recently, they've been on Wednesdays or Thursdays at Magnuson Park.
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Unread postby dj10 » Wed Aug 1, 2012 10:34:21 pm

WOOT!! Can't wait for the season to start up!!! :mrgreen:
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Unread postby superpuppy » Thu Aug 2, 2012 11:37:46 am

Signed up, can't wait! Any suggestions on a good place to go for shin guards? I picked some up but they fit horribly, I guess I need someone to point to some and say, "get these." Schmetzer's?
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Unread postby ProdigalReality » Fri Aug 3, 2012 4:31:42 am

Schmetzer's or Soccer West. Soccer West is usually full of teenagers though, so you might not get the exact help you want. Schmetzers in my experience usually has older people working who might be more willing to answer the more technical questions. But, both places should allow you to try on shin guards to see what you feel comfortable with.

Personal preference, I prefer shin guards that just slide in under the sock. You can usually get a sleeve for these if that's your preference. I hate shin guards with straps. They just tighten up around your calves and can get uncomfortable.
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Unread postby Bathos » Fri Aug 3, 2012 7:08:10 am

You also get an ECS FC discount at Schmetzers
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Unread postby superpuppy » Fri Aug 3, 2012 7:49:12 am

ProdigalReality wrote:Schmetzer's or Soccer West. Soccer West is usually full of teenagers though, so you might not get the exact help you want. Schmetzers in my experience usually has older people working who might be more willing to answer the more technical questions. But, both places should allow you to try on shin guards to see what you feel comfortable with.

Personal preference, I prefer shin guards that just slide in under the sock. You can usually get a sleeve for these if that's your preference. I hate shin guards with straps. They just tighten up around your calves and can get uncomfortable.


Great info, thanks!

Bathos wrote:You also get an ECS FC discount at Schmetzers


Yep, that's what I was thinking, too. :)
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Unread postby miniburnsie » Fri Aug 3, 2012 11:15:19 am

yeah lukasz is spot on. and schmetzer's is way more helpful
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Unread postby Dan McCooey » Fri Aug 3, 2012 9:52:16 pm

Sarah,
Can you post a link on the ECS Facebook page guiding the women to this spot, if you need more women? And i would do this even if you think you have enough, experience tells us you can't have too many especially of the new player types. Pub league is at about a 50% mortality rate, as a somewhat close comparison, we undershot our signups, again.

I've found a good amount of the ECS don't frequent the forum too often, until they have a reason like being on a team, but FB page can send out jolts and reminders and it will hit more peeps. Plus there might be Spectators that want to come and watch the matches. You might even do a seperate FB ECS Womens FC page that targets members. Basically just an alert to get them to come inside here. The forum is still a bit big and scary to some of the newer ECS women, I believe.

If it's already up there, disregard :)

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Unread postby miniburnsie » Sat Aug 4, 2012 9:52:22 am

Thanks Dan, Facebook is a great tool!
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Unread postby Minmei05 » Sun Aug 5, 2012 12:37:12 pm

Do you need more women? I'm interested in playing, but I couldn't tell if you need more players. Also - what's Seattle RATS? :)
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Unread postby Skarpian » Mon Aug 6, 2012 7:35:28 am

Seattle RATS (Recreational Adult Team Soccer) is a new league, much like Co-ED or GSSL. It is one of the few that offers an all Women league. They actually started out as just women's leagues, but have grown into a few co-ed leagues over the last season.

http://seattlerats.org/
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Unread postby supersecretsquirel » Mon Aug 6, 2012 11:55:34 am

I was talking to Bathos about the league at Pub League over the weekend, he's gone to watch a few matches. It sounds like this should be a good league for us. He said the play focused on passing and controlled play versus speed and brute force. He also said it wasn't a bunch of young college kids either, so I'm excited to see how this goes, and I'll for sure try to come out and sub in a few games with you ladies!
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Unread postby nothe » Mon Aug 6, 2012 2:59:56 pm

Oh good, that sounds just right to me. I'm excited to get out there w/ everyone! :)
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Unread postby funsize » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:21:17 am

I was thinking about the team last night (yay) and wondered if we had someone who wanted to play keeper?
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Unread postby dj10 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:44:32 am

funsize wrote:I was thinking about the team last night (yay) and wondered if we had someone who wanted to play keeper?


That's funny, I was totally thinking about the same thing last night on my way home!
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