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We’ve got a special chat in store for you this week. In collaboration with Our Game Magazine, we will be discussing “Player Values” which is featured in the latest issue (check out the article on page 10 of the February issue.) With their help, we will dig deep into this topic on what it is, how to measure it, and the usefulness of it in business and coaching decisions.

Q1: The Definition.

  • What is a player’s value?
  • How is a player’s value determined (on-field performance vs. off-field likability or is it a combination)?
  • Does the definition differ depending on the lens it is being looked at through (GM, coach, or player agent)?

Q2: The Measurement.

  • What are the key measurements used to determine a player’s value?
  • Would a uniform standard for measurement be of value and any ideas of what that should include?
  • Should on-field contributions be more heavily favored over off-field marketability?

Q3: The Application.

  • What impact does/would player values have on the WPS?
  • What value does player value have in the decisions for GMs, league offices, coaches, agents, and players?
  • Is there any one WPS franchise doing a better job in applying player value?

Join us on Monday at 8pm EST to throw your thoughts into the mix. Just log on to Twitter, Tweetchat, or Tweetgrid, and use the #WPSchat tag.

The big news this week in the WPS was the release of the 2011 regular season schedule. As it is President’s Day, we think it’s necessary to give the schedule the good old #WPSchat presidential treatment. Of course, with this being pre-season and without a game being played yet, these are only predictions.

Q1: The match-ups.

  • Which match-ups are you looking forward to seeing?
  • What late season scheduled games could have playoff implications?
  • Who do you see as the pre-season favorite to be league champion?

Q2: The TV schedule.

  • What are your thoughts on the balance of TV appearances for the teams?
  • Were any of the teams not given due TV time?
  • What are your thoughts about an expansion team getting the most TV time for the league?

Q3: The Break.

  • How do you see the break in the schedule hurting or helping teams?
  • How will the break and absence of national team players impact game attendance and the TV audience?
  • What are your thoughts on the break having the potential to disrupt a team’s momentum and/or chemistry?

Join us on Monday at 8pm EST to throw your thoughts into the mix. Just log on to Twitter, Tweetchat, or Tweetgrid, and use the #WPSchat tag.

It’s Valentine’s day. Love is in the air, including our affection for the WPS and the #WPSchat community.

In honor of one of the most loved (and simultaneously loathed) holidays of the year, we want to make tonight’s chat an open forum. Come ready to talk about what you love about the teams, the players, and the league, as well as what you may like to change. (After all, no one is perfect.)

Q1, Q2, and Q3 are all up to you tonight!

And because we love this community so much, we’re lining up another special chat next week. Stay tuned!

Join us on Monday at 8pm EST to throw your thoughts into the mix. Just log on to Twitter, Tweetchat, or Tweetgrid, and use the #WPSchat tag.

We’ve got a special guest lined up for you during this week’s chat. We’ll wait until Monday for “the big reveal” but here are some hints. Our special guest is a WPS veteran, a starter for her national team, and has played in a WPS championship game. Clearly, this is a chat worth joining!

For this special chat, we will deviate slightly for the normal format. We will ask each question on the topics below. If you have questions around those topics, jump in before we move onto the next one (we’ll give a warning a few minutes beforehand.)

This is just the beginning of some great things to come in the second season of the #WPSchat!

Q1: Race to 200.

  • What was the idea behind the campaign?
  • How many players were involved?
  • What did you like most about the campaign?
  • Was there any jawing (trash talking)?
  • Who won?

Q2: 2011 Women’s World Cup.

  • Are you excited about playing on the world’s biggest stage?
  • What are thoughts on opening up the tournament against power house Germany?
  • What are you most looking forward to doing in Germany?

Q3: WPS.

  • What has your experience in the WPS been like?
  • You will be playing for your third coach in three years. How much of an impact does a coach have on the team?
  • You went from being on a team that didn’t make the playoffs to a WPS championship team. What was that like?

A special shout out to @Ingridium who helped set up what is sure to be a memorable chat!

Join us on Monday at 8pm EST to throw your thoughts into the mix. Just log on to Twitter, Tweetchat, or Tweetgrid, and use the #WPSchat tag.

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