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    A/AA Stronger than recent years?


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    #1 abouttogetmessi

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    Posted 3 weeks ago

    I've witnessed a slew of A/AA teams beat AAA teams this year. The field seems to be much deeper than previous years. Here's a laundry list of A/AA teams I've gathered that have proven themselves to be solid squads:

    The Regulars:
    1. CAK
    2. CPA
    3. CCS
    3. White House
    4. Notre Dame
    5. Knox Catholic

    Recent year regulars:
    1. Page
    2. Hume-Fogg
    3. Greenville
    4. Central Magnet
    5. WH-Heritage
    6. MLK
    7. Lipscomb Academy
    8. Merrol Hyde

    2017 Qualities:
    1. Alcoa
    2. Loudon
    3. Boyd
    4. Stratford
    5. Fairview
    6. Sycamore
    7. Harpeth

    Thoughts on this being the deepest A/AA since the merger? Spring fling predictions? Middle Tennessee sub-states and East sub-states should be high-quality matches.

    Edited by abouttogetmessi, 3 weeks ago.

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    #2 reaction

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    Posted 3 weeks ago

    I just hope our overrated team can make it out of districts. :)
    I do think there is more parity this year. Should be interesting to see how it all shakes out.

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    #3 Elmer

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    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Merrol Hyde??

    Wow.
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    #4 MCT33

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    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Macon County just defeated Springfield 3-2. Springfield is moving back AA next year though. On the whole AA soccer is gaining through better coaching and the growth of the popularity of the game in general.
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    #5 BigG

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    Posted 3 weeks ago

    I just hope our overrated team can make it out of districts. :smile:
    I do think there is more parity this year. Should be interesting to see how it all shakes out.

     

    I think the problem is in the coaching (mostly the volunteer assistants).  :mrgreen:


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    #6 reaction

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    Posted 3 weeks ago

    I think the problem is in the coaching (mostly the volunteer assistants). :mrgreen:

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    #7 bigredmachine

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    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Nice to see more public schools in there.  But A/AA is still dominated by the privates come tournament time.  Hard to compete against teams with players from multiple areas of their county or even multiple counties.  Praise God that there is one making the move to DII.  


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    #8 BigG

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    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Nice to see more public schools in there.  But A/AA is still dominated by the privates come tournament time.  Hard to compete against teams with players from multiple areas of their county or even multiple counties.  Praise God that there is one making the move to DII.  

     

    I am sure I will stir the pot here....

     

    What will you do with open zoned public schools once we are gone?


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    #9 Elmer

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    Posted 3 weeks ago

    I am sure I will stir the pot here....

     

    What will you do with open zoned public schools once we are gone?

     

    Yeah, you know the ones that charge an "out of zone fee" (tuition) but it can be "waived" (scholarship)?

     

    Here in Knoxville:

    Oak Ridge

    Alcoa

    Maryville

    Greeneville

     

    :popcorneater:


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    #10 bigredmachine

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    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Not too many open zone systems.  MNPS is, but most of their teams are AAA anyway.   And their zones aren't open to other counties and states either.  


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