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Monday, September 30, 2013

U16G Soccer in PA, NJ, MD, VA & NY

Note: These high school women at age 16 are no joke. Many are looking ahead to college soccer play. They tell their stories here.

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Anonymous said...

BEC has consistently lost top players over the last few years. she is prob the last of the original players to move. parent very involved in NJ stallions.

great kid!

Anonymous said...

BEC parent group was dysfunctional. Hence why their players constantly left and coaches were replaced and now are totally defunct.

As for the PDA C team, lost their best striker after her being there for 2 months. Chose to go back to her town team (says a lot). And their best defender joined the PDA South team. They now don't score goals and the defender held them together at the back. Should be an interesting season for the PDA Kool Aid drinkers.

Anonymous said...

I suppose you are talking about the Blues when you say C. You are wrong about a couple of things. They are not A/B etc, they are separate teams. You also are wrong about "their best striker". If you ever saw the Blues play you would immediately realize that they had no scoring option up top and that was their biggest problem. So, Dad or Mom, if you took your daughter back to her town team good luck there.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a parent or two have it in for the Blues. I wonder why?

Anonymous said...

Their best striker played for them last Fall. Big, quick, strong. And she went back to FC Premier in Westfield.

Anonymous said...

Somebody has a ton of old info about the Blues. Why is that?
Why do they keep mentiniong the Blues? hmmm...

Anonymous said...

Dr detective it does not take a brain surgeon to figure out it is the forwards parent.

Anonymous said...

if you think YOUR parent group is not dysfunctional then you are delusional. LOL

Anonymous said...

My daughter plays for the Blues, and I will be clear, I have no idea who this so called star forward is. I don't remember seeing one. Blues are a good team, looking to get better. The girls and parents all seem to get along, I have not seen a single incident to prove otherwise.

Anonymous said...

I have seen them play and they seemed to be ok to solid all around. Nothing special. Maybe a good defender and some decent foot skills. Just a team to play on as all of these are fairly equal.

Anonymous said...

Let's go Wildcats!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Half of Blues roster is new... so who knows. I know 2 other solid players who are new, plus the BEC ODP National player, you never know.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Blues parents are not on here because just anyone has that information.

Anonymous said...

Dont worry about PDA Blues, all is just fine. Some good left, some good coming aboard. No one believes we are a Nationally ranked team, we know who we are.

Anonymous said...

That's good.. PDA B or C teams should know what they are..

and what PDA means for them!

Pay
Demanded
Amount

Anonymous said...

PDA-Players Developed Already

Anonymous said...

Actually all the PDA Girls teams should REALLY know who they are.......they provide the cashflow to the boys teams which are FREE. PDA says thank you girls.

Anonymous said...

Wildcats are on the move!!! Watch out. Here we come!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Move out of nj. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Let's go Wildcats ! Wildcats are on the move !!! Watch out. Here we come!!!

Intelligent comments are always welcome ?

You've got to be kidding me.

What parent would write this ?

Even the 15-16 year olds on the Wildcats team would be ashamed to post something so adolescent.

What are you trying to prove, Wildcats ? And to whom ?

For now, just be quiet, practice hard and wait for your games to start. Prove it on the field.

Anonymous said...

Are wildcats playing anywhere noteworthy this fall.

Anonymous said...

Sting will dominate the Wildcats, the Crew and PDA Magic and remanin the # 1 team in the shore area

Anonymous said...

Sting? Do they have enough players? I do know their coach is still making the phone calls and looking for players. Why so confident? Your coach isn't. PDA Magic? Never even played a game. What makes you think they are any good?

Anonymous said...

A coach with a team of 15 would naturally look to bring on a few players for the following reasons

.. Money in his pocket
.. Injuries
.. Competition writin team
.. Overall squad depth

None of these things mean he is not confident with the 15 he does have.

Not sure what the case is with njsa.

What do we know about their coach ?

Anonymous said...

Many of the girls from mf ecnl are from the shore area. I would think they would have Something to say to the 112 blogger. Is njsa really in mfs league.

I do agree they Should remain better than wildcats for sure.

Anonymous said...

if you are not sure about NJSA then how do you know they have 15 players? Looks like the coach is on this site.

Anonymous said...

NJSA is notorious for reaching out to players (with this coach). He is very honest in his approach and what he would expect out of a player. He will let you know what he can do for you in getting you into college. Will spend an hour on the phone with you if you like, and will walk you through the strengths and weaknesses of the team to make sure it would be a fit. Not bad.

Anonymous said...

You can go to Disney and not play soccer you know.

Anonymous said...

so true but this child thought they were playing soccer at Disney.

Anonymous said...

Nice fields at disney. But does a coach, any coach, need to spend that much parent money for no better competition than u can get more regionally? Maybe coach attendance is so much better there.

Anonymous said...

Are there college coaches there? Yes. Will they be at your site, or at your field? It is VERY expensive to go, flights are a joke and hotels are the least expensive item. Food, entertainment, VERY crowed this time of year. Most students go to college within 2 hours of where they live. Disney is a waste of money. For that matter, so is this ridiculous PDA tournament in Florida. WASTE of money. PDA is doing this to market their brand, simple as that! Newsflash to PDA, you go get the coaches to show up to your event and dont ask your players to do so.

Anonymous said...

Disney has VERY good competition. There are MANY college coaches in attendance every year, from all over the country. If your child is in a lower bracket, possibly not as many coaches at the games as at the higher bracket games, but still a great showing by the colleges.

Yes it is expensive, but it is one of the best showcases around if your child wants to play in college. Granted, NOT the only place to be seen, but a great place to be seen if you want to pay.

Anonymous said...

To 742 ... What u wrote is correct. But the point I'm making is that the level of competition and the college coaches present is not far enough superior to what one can find within 6-8 hour drive of our area to warrant a coaches decision to drag 18 girls and a parent to an experience, that while an adventure and hopefully a good one, will improve the chances of being noticed that dramatically. If all parents were as we'll off as the top 20 pct. on each team, then no problem. But I think the reason coaches and clubs drag their teams there is more for the ego of the coach, the promotion of the club or team and to be used as leverage in recruiting. This is like a fisherman looking for worms turning over a whole acre of soil when a square foot would have done the trick. All this travel benefit the very few and not the many, while at the same time feeding a system that thrives on our aspirations for our girls. So we are dropping thousands of tourist dollars to airlines, hotels, restaurants and providing a living and free trips for mostly jackass coaches that we put our faith in .. That's right ... They expense all this to you.

Don't get me wrong ... The kids love it. I enjoy and will probably do it again. You don't hold your daughter back from something the entire team is doing. Find a different team instead. But let's at least be honest about what actual benefit is being derived and by whom.

Anonymous said...

8:30 I couldn't agree with you more. I have done the Disney thing.....just not worth it. 700 per plane ticket, if you are lucky. Did I see college coaches, sure but they were few and far between. (I was there for the top bracket also). Teams, save your money you will need it for college. Some clubs mandate tournaments you have to go to and at first it sounds great but then you realize that they are making you go to promote themselves. Cost them ZERO.

Anonymous said...

dude if you're paying 700.00 per ticket to get there then you need to either get out of first class or drive. our tickets were 350.00 (still 100.00+ more than I have ever paid before).

agree it is not worth it unless you can make a vacation out of it. the extra surcharge for hotel and having to PAY to watch your kid play is expensive. luckily we have family in the area and the rest of the family will just hang by the pool during the tournament. no cost there!

Anonymous said...

Dude, if you are paying 35o then you booked it a LOOOOONG time ago, or you are flying from NJ to Chicago to Atlanta to Orlando. Either way, at 350 plus luggage it just isnt worth it. Bringing your family? Costs just went through the roof. Exposure? Only to the sun.

Anonymous said...

Use it as vacation......

Anonymous said...

Vacation? Not if you are on a truly competitive team. No time to walk the parks, need to save energy. Should be in team meetings. Why are you going to this Disney Tournament, to be seen by college coaches right. Treat it like a business trip. Sorry..............NOT worth the money.

Anonymous said...

there is time for both. business and pleasure, but the soccer comes first. you're not gonna be in team meetings every hour you are not playing.

use the pools.

parks - that's another story - if you have the time and the $$, but up goes your cost dramatically.

We didn't go to the parks and 90% of the team's time was spent with each other, even if not in a team meeting, but it was enjoying and relaxing.

While you are there, make the best of it. And the last thing you want to do is take the enjoyment out of the trip - soccer or otherwise not forgetting you are there for one reason. You want a family vacation, plan a family vacation.

Nonetheless, it is all too much, too expensive and imo, unnecessary as compared to the potential benefit derived.

Anonymous said...

1:16 BINGO just NOT worth it

Anonymous said...

Easy to get sucked in. And you find yourself traveling the country at the whims of a less than stellar coach who lines his pockets regardless of what is done for your daughter.

Good for the wealthy and the top couple players. All else .. We are just along for the ride, but we do help make other people good money

Anonymous said...

dude, booked it last week.
direct flight.

Anonymous said...

Dude = Liar

Anonymous said...

Very wrong to throw out the liar accusation. You don't know what he paid. Could be that he couldn't leave on the dates or times or airports where the 350 flights were available. Maybe there were cheaper flights but this person chose to pay more for convenience factors.

Why are some people so quick to assume the worst and throw out insults. Your not face to face, let alone know where thiserson looked.

Maybe the person is not savvy or made a costly mistake. That doesn't make the dude a liar.

Anonymous said...

Newark to Orlando non stop is going for 675-770 per ticket, now.

It is worth it though, you MIGHT be at a field where there is a coach and he MIGHT happen to be watching while you are playing and he MIGHT be interested or he MIGHT just be an assistant who really doesnt know what he wants. MAYBE.

Anonymous said...

Funny how when people "can't" find things they assume others are lying. You couldn't have looked very well.

Found this JUST NOW. Spirit. Leaving 12/30. returning 1/2. Total Due $336 without seat assignment and bags. direct flight both ways.

I also paid $350.00 for my daughter but that included bag and seat assignment. I booked (3 weeks ago?) as soon as the roster was released.

If you regularly search for the best cost per flight, you will find that search/purchase earlier in the week (best day is tuesday) is ALWAYS cheaper than later in the week. booking/purchase on fri-sat-sun is ALWAYS more expensive.

Anonymous said...

and yes, out of AC but isn't a 1-2 hour ride (cheaper parking as well) worth saving $350? it is for me.

Anonymous said...

I've heard that Copa lost a lot of players?

Anonymous said...

2:32 You heard wrong.

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Anonymous said...

No one is sure if the "beans" are true or not. Could just be an angry ex-coach spewing trash about former employer.

Anonymous said...

I pulled my kid from Copa,not happy with what happen there!!!

Anonymous said...

What "happen" there?

Anonymous said...

Beans?

Anonymous said...

8:42 "beans" was in reference to a deleted post about someone "spilling the beans" about something.

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