Monday, September 9, 2013

U16B - Competition is thick, diverse and talented

What can we say? This age bracket attracts a lot of attention and several teams have very different rosters going into Fall 2014.

Better than ever.

Region 1 at this age bracket offers a lot of talent at the top of the rankings.
U16 Boys soccer is where the action is.

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Anonymous said...

SDFC

Some Day firstplace comes

Anonymous said...

Only moron is the one who uses it as a negative comment.

Anonymous said...

Seems like Montclair HS vs Gill would be an SDFC V SSC reunion match.

Anonymous said...

Reunion of what? Reunion of a regular season game? When have they played in a championship game?

Anonymous said...

It is a shame that one parent on SDFC scars all the others. SDFC is a very good team, very good. SDFC does not need the self promotion yet one person cant stop, and now they have taken the over the top posts to their sons HS team. Stay classy SDFC, this isnt _ _ _!

Anonymous said...

i believe SDFC and SSC have played in a few finals....state cup final at least twice both NJ and US Club, as well as some tournament finals.

Anonymous said...

Yes, love those U12 years.

Anonymous said...

SSC and SDFC still are the best two teams in the state and top 10 in the region.

Anonymous said...

Marlboro is right up there with them. A very strong team.

Anonymous said...

Not sure, but maybe. I still think SSC or SDFC would win the majority vs Marlboro but Marlboro would be a good opponent. I also dont know the changes that these teams have made, maybe they added, maybe they lost a player or two.

Anonymous said...

We'll see. Some people are so over confident. (SSC)

Anonymous said...

Of course we will see. We will all see after the games are played of course. Does not change the fact that the better rosters are SSC and SDFC.

Anonymous said...

Actually SSC doubled at U 14 , SDFC doubled at U 13, those U 12 years you love are NJX who doubled U12 and U 11.

Anonymous said...

I agree, both SDFC and SSC still have the most talented non academy rosters in this age group. But that does not guarantee automatic success.

Anonymous said...

Definitely no guarantee of success. Marlboro and Sounders are quality clubs as well.

Anonymous said...

Sounders???? Did I miss 11 new players going there.

Anonymous said...

Yes you did miss something. Players left and new players came in. Sounders are a different team now and i think u will be surprised at what you will now see.

Anonymous said...

Who did the Sounders get (not names but from where). SSC and from what I have heard SDFC and Marlboro added. I guess that is just the way at U16.

Anonymous said...

There are always good players around looking for teams. Anyone who thinks they know every player in this age group is wrong.

Anonymous said...

Of course no one knows everyone. If anyone knows of any player that is still looking and is a great player there is room on some top teams still available I am sure. Didnt tournaments raise the max player number to 22 now? I dont agree with it, why make 6-7 kids angry every game.

Anonymous said...

It's not only the kids, it's also the parents. You can end up paying a lot of money to see your child very sad because he never plays in the games.

Anonymous said...

If you don't play, move. Simple

Anonymous said...

Problem is some games he plays some games he does not. There is no consistency with it. Maybe this year will be different, but new players have joined so maybe it wont.

Anonymous said...

If you're not a starter and the team is 22+ players, you probably won't see much playing time but clubs wants your money so they'll tell you to stay.

Anonymous said...

12:08, that is not a true statement. What if you are player # 12-16? You will play a lot, wont you? If you are 18-22, what are you doing?

Anonymous said...

Maybe, but my son was on a team where the coach only played the starters all the time and subs only when the starter was injured or absent. He was a win at all costs coach and I thought his methods were awful.

Anonymous said...

How is a player supposed to know what # he is on the roster?

Anonymous said...

You know where you fall in the pecking order unless u are new. How don't u know

Anonymous said...

You know if a player is #16 or #18?
Wow, you are an expert. Is that # set in stone?

Anonymous said...

If you question it, then you are in the wrong place (if you want to play)

If you are there for development, different story.

Anonymous said...

Game time is also important for development.

Anonymous said...

I agree that playing in games is also important in developing a good player. I don't understand why some people insist that only practice matters. What kind of message is a player getting who never plays in games and how could that be helping his development? He might as well just quit now.

Anonymous said...

When you walk into a team, by the 5 practice/first scrimmage you should know where your son is on the pecking order. Come on, by this age you should know your kid's talent and where he fits best. I know we all think our little Johnny is the next best thing, but you should not take little Johnny to a team where most of the players are better than him. He may be good enough to make that team, but may not be good enough to crack the top 14 and if that is the case, have a nice time riding the bench. As parents we should do our research first, find out how good the team is, how many players they have and etc...

Anonymous said...

How can you research such a thing. For example, I think we would all agree that to be on the SSC roster you must be a very good player. With that as a fact, you now have 18 very good players! How do they all get substantial play time? They cant. Good team, good program, good coaching, not playing. What do you do?

Anonymous said...

There are really only a few rosters in NJ that "in order to play" you better be REAL GOOD. Other then SDFC, SSC, Marlboro, SJEB, Marlton and maybe Morris you should get plenty of play time on any other team if you have some skill.

Anonymous said...

8:14 go to gotsoccer.com and check the team profile, see how they have done is the last year, see how many players they have. Drive by one of their practices and see what type of talent you see out there, talk a parent whose kid is on the team while you are there, maybe even talk directly to the coach.

Anonymous said...

If a player is on a team where he's not getting a lot of playing time he should keep working hard for the remainder of the season. If his playing time doesn't improve by the end, then he should leave, He made the team fair and square. Nobody can predict the future.

Anonymous said...

HS season ending for some real soon. Time to gear up for some real soccer and not the send it BS I have seen.

Anonymous said...

It's incredible how poor the quality of high school soccer is. Long ball, selfish players with way too many touches who then get dispossessed, tons of dangerous tackles, etc etc. Can wait for it to be over and for real soccer to start.

Anonymous said...

HS coaches are to blame. Listen to the players they know who should play where and how

Anonymous said...

What is the first/earliest tournament for U16 teams to go to this year?

Anonymous said...

There's an EDP College Showcase Nov 22-23.

Anonymous said...

Is that the earliest tournament that is available for these boys?

Anonymous said...

Bethesda is coming up around the same time too.

Anonymous said...

Bethesda is too far for my team, but thanks.

Anonymous said...

The Maps fall challenge is Nov. 15-16 at Fort Dix.

Anonymous said...

Why do some NJ teams go to Bethesda, MD for a tournament? There are plenty of quality tournaments here.

Anonymous said...

On that date? No. Now you know

Anonymous said...

5:43 Plenty of tournaments here? At what level does your team play?

Anonymous said...

Isn't Bethesda an ECNL club?

Anonymous said...

This is boys soccer.

Anonymous said...

A team is going to a tournament in Bethesda because they want to. It doesn't make your team any better.

Anonymous said...

In order to play" you better be REAL GOOD. Other then SDFC, SSC, Marlboro, SJEB, Marlton and maybe Morris you should get plenty of play time on any other team if you have some skill.
October 8, 2014 at 9:47 AM

The idiot who wrote this should get off his high horse. You obviously think your sons team is almighty. I guarantee you they will lose games against teams like IB, DOL, NJF and possibly others. The best talent is not just in those teams.

Anonymous said...

October 24 9:25 I totally agree with your comment!!!

Anonymous said...

9:25
Yes, you have a point, but if you think that Ironbound, Den of Lions or NJF would win more than 5% of the matches played against the other teams mentioned then you are not being honest with yourself. Could they win a game, of course, but most would be 2-4 goal differentials going to the power teams. Over time each has added a player or two each season and they have only become stronger. Wish it wasn't that way but it is.

Anonymous said...

"Wish it wasn't that way"
I think you're being dishonest with yourself.

Anonymous said...

I am 11:28, how am i being dishonest?

Anonymous said...

Do EDP schedules/flights go to coaches first? Anyone know when they normally get posted?

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