are you guys lacking social interaction so much that we need to continue this useless banter? Get a dog and stay off the blog.
This question is more for the seniors. After June 15 my daughter received a few emails from D2 schools that were at her team's games that she didn't expect to get emails from. These emails didn't have camp invites, they had some specific info about her games and they wanted to know if she was interested in their school. So I guess my question is does this also happen after September 1st? My daughter is talking with about 10 schools and am just curious if the D1s also do what the D2s do.8:54 this blog for some has always been about them. I love results even though they have nothing to do with the player getting where she wants. So I try to talk about them but kind of hard these days. This board is for u18s, but many teams are playing u19 and the u19 board is a disaster nothing but spam. Hard to get info these days. unless you are into what the previous few posters are into.
8:54 Your much better entertainment than a dog. You only shed tears and useless bullshit, while a dog would be real. 1:06 Not a whole lot will change at all. Your daughter will also benefit from commits that have changed their mind and coaching changes that will follow the fall season. A player on our team that has verbally D1 committed during her junior year, recently had another D1 reach out to her because they had a recruit decommitt. This player did the right thing and stuck with her decision. What I am not sure about is how the moving up of National Signing Day will effect college coaches strategies in regards to recruiting? Perhaps 8:54 can enlighten us there (clean up in isle three).
is this blog dead?
I think everyone has decided to forfeit any conversation pertaining to soccer, to another blog. Similar to PAC 01/00 forfeit to PF today, due to lack of players (what's going on there).
It’s not a forfeit. The game will be made up.
MH promised the 02/03s that he would not pull them up to play with the 00/01s, but then went and did just that agains FC Virginia. He would have done the same again, but he didn't want to get smoked in his own backyard, and by doing so he gave his 02/03's their best shot at beating PF for the first time. What's does that tell you about the PAC 00/01's, when they can't field a complete team two weeks in a row and have to forfeit one of the games. Does that sound like there is good training going on for possible National Team prospects? Or did the DA change the doctorine? If a parent couldn't see the value of bringing their kids to PF instead of playing at PAC, they should now. Then again, there's always the that parent that can't accept reality that they might have to make a hard choice. CFC or an even lower step into EDP land.
MH is irrelevant. He’s not even with the DA anymore. It just stings knowing PF barely pulled out a win in the U17 match on a lucky goal. You couldn’t have watched a more evenly played match. Thank your keeper. By the way, did you know the U14’s tied and PAC’s U15’s BEAT PF? Yes it’s true. Ask Tino who looked like he was going to cry. After seeing last weeks scores I’d say PF’s shine is dulling.
Yes I also heard he was not very happy. He should look at the bright side, his U19’s should still be fairly dominant. I think.
11:49 I can't believe that despite the pouring rain, you didn't remove your rose colored glasses during the game. PF was playing with almost all 03's in the second half and PAC still couldn't gain a significant edge. If the game meant that much to Tino, do you think he would have subbed six player in? By the way, I'm trying to find that 02 commitment list for PAC, can you list the link? Ooops, never mind I just found it. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hmm...I’m pretty certain the top 02’s played the whole game but don’t worry I’m sure they’ll find a team to beat up on. WSV 17’s arent looking so good this year after losing to CS badly so there ya go! Let me know if you still need something for that sting.
12:06 Up late and can't sleep after another loss? Don't worry, eventually you guys will score a goal. Unfortunately your wrong again, as two of the players subbed out were committed players and would have played up with the 00/01s if PAC had a team. The one girls subbed out was the one that scored. They have this new thing now for the DA, it's called "Game Report". Hope you can get some sleep soon. Don't worry, those online college coaches will be calling any day now. It's just like playing soccer, only it's done from the comfort of home (might even score).
PF U17 won’t be dominant like they were last year and they know it. I have a feeling it will be one excuse after another on here at least from one defensive parent! Good thing for that parent is that I do believe they will still win the less than impress division but have no chance beyond.
1:54 Of course PF won't be as strong as the previous year. They had a really strong class of 01's and instead of recruiting a bunch of 02's and 03's, they decided to reward the patience of their 03 player's and parents. It's the teams that have three quarters of their teams as 02's and still can't score, that's the team in trouble. Worst of all, no players of impact that draw coaches attention to other players on the team.
2:59 using the term “reward “to describe your senerio is ridiculous.PF didn’t recruit because they weren’t able to so now Tino is stuck using what he has and trying to make the best of it .We all know Tino has no loyalty , so please stop your BS !
2:54 Couldn't recruit because they were not able to do so? Have you ever been to PF's tryouts? Oh, that's right you were, but it didn't go that well. I imagine the issue was not your daughter's ability, probably more that the coaches saw the umbilical noose still attached. Training at PF is a little different and parents aren't allowed on the field to dry their daughter's tears when it gets tough or they bump their little heads.
7:32Sorry to disappoint you but I know all about PF .Yes they may have had many bodies at tryouts but not much quality . Obviously players from the disolved PDA DA players didn’t even have any interest in PF . Hence my comment that now Tino is stuck working with the players he has . I’m sorry if your daughter is one of them . I’m sure you are still continually running around with your head up Tinos ass and writing those fat checks to his yearly shoot and score fundraiser. Guess that’s how your daughter still manages to make the team . Like you previously stated , she’s getting rewarded for her patience not her talent . Unfortunately that won’t work in college but I’m sure she’ll get used to sitting the bench real quick !
9:03 I do not even know Tino personally because I make it a point to stand back and just watch them play. My daughter's success does not come from me moving her from team to team, or putting down other players on the team when she makes a mistake. Nobody likes everything a coach or a DOC puts out there and Tino definitely has his warts. One thing he wouldn't do is put a team together that does not have enough players to play a game during the season. That would be extremely poor decision by the director of any sport and totally unfair to the parents that paid good money to have their kids train and play. Why would the players from PDA leave? That is one of the top organizations in the country and whether their DA or ECNL, those players will get looks from major colleges all the time. So try to be a little more intelligent with your next comment. What PF does get, is the best players from as far away as Harrisburg, York and Lancaster Counties and south into Maryland and Delaware (Allentown area too). Your team gets players too, many of them have tried out at PF over the last three years and the parents saw the writing on the wall. Which basically was, my daughter will not get much playing time here. I'm sure you remember those thoughts well.
What makes you think every talented player wants to play at PF ?Pretty presumptuous of you , but that’s a typical PF parent attitude. If you need to keep trying to convince yourself and others that because your daughter plays for PF that she must be one of the best players around then I feel sorry for you . Lots of talented players around at many different clubs . Maybe try taking your blinders off and stop drinking the Kool-aid !
Amen to that
The only thing that matters is playing on a team that will get into the major events and more importantly still play come u19.Many of us get stuck in the who's better than the other and that's cool - I love Rankings and standings as much as the next guy/gal.If you don't play for a USSDA or ECNL or National League team - league play is a complete waste of time. These leagues would also fall into that category if their National events didn't draw colleges but they do in my opinion.Any other league is a waste of time. Instead of playing 12 league games those teams would be better off playing 4 events but then it would cost more $$$.What has worked for my daughter is - quality training (not with club), played in major events and attended ID clinics. SO this is not the popular route but it still came up with a D1 offer that has made my wallet extremely happy. Will my daughter play? Don't know and Don't care. She is ahead of the game when it comes to student loans. Could she have played D3? Yes, but would have had about $120k in a student loan, she won't be anywhere close to that number and will get a quality undergrad education.Playing for PF, PDA and other clubs that have a brand will help many girls. I'm not talking about the can't miss players they would be okay where ever they played. I can only guess, if my daughter played for PF or PDA she may have had more options to pick from. She is happy since she tells me she is happy but I have learned that there are many options and for the players that work hard either on the field or marketing themselves - they usually wind up with something if they can play the game.
10:56 Where in my post did you read that all talented players want to play at PF? Read it again a little slower this time and you'll see that was never mentioned. I'm sorry if things are not working out quite as you hoped for where your at, but changing teams every year simply so your daughter doesn't get challenged for a position, also means she's not being challenged as a player. This has obviously been a good life lesson for the both of you.
11:32 you really are a special kind of stupid aren’t you ? You specifically stated that PF gets all the best players from all surrounding counties . I happen to know for a fact of many talented players who choose not to play for PF . My daughter is one of them . You assumed that these other players and I’m guessing mine included are changing clubs every few years and not being challenged cause they aren’t at PF . I’m not sure who’s giving you that Kool-aid but that’s far from the truth . My daughter likes where she’s at and has no problem getting recruited by the schools she’s interested in . Probably schools your daughter would never have the SAT scores to ever even consider . Better hope your daughters national team call up is coming soon. Hahaha ! My daughter and others could come to PF and take spots away anytime they wanted. Don’t think for a second Tino doesn’t keep asking .
My daughter could be playing for them but chose not to. She is having no issue getting interest and offers rights now by D1 schools. It’s a choice not every player and family want. Crazy right?
7:17 7:37Spot on !
Gotta love those Penn fusion parents always with their nose in the air thinking that logo means better.
As arrogant as they are I can’t say I dont enjoy their delusional thoughts and the entertainment value they bring to blog .
We are new to PF this season. The training and coaching have been top notch, best we have experienced so far. The parents are an odd bunch. Everybody is so worried about new players coming in and taking their daughters spot or getting more playing time. Not sure if it's like this with other clubs, first time we switched, at our prior club the parents were more realistic about their daughter's talent level and where they belonged on the roster.
What age? I don't think any new players at the older groups.
PF score vs NEFC from today anyone? 17’s and 19’s.
17's won; 19's lost.
While everyone's busy beating up on the crazy PF parents, I'm going to give a little props to my daughters Rage team and take a beating myself. Although not DA or ECNL level, they are about to have a sixth player accept an offer as a D1 commit (including two D2's). Not big time majors, but Temple (2), Drexel, Pitt, Liberty and Coastal Carolina are still good landing spots. Found it interesting that most of the coaches of the teams mentioned saw our team at Las Vegas and CASL, while there was very few contacts coming from Jeff or Disney. I think it shows that unless your EDP team plays in a lot of tournaments (9 last year) and stays in higher brackets, your better off playing in the DA or ECNL. The ECNL seems to be so well set up for players to be seen by college coaches, and who can argue their success rate. If I had a daughter coming into the U14/15 age of play, that's the route I would most likely take. I would like to hear how 1776 and some of the other NJ EDP teams are doing in regards to contacts received or scholarships offered. 1776 has an excellent team and great coach, so I would think they are doing really well also. Good luck everyone and hope your daughters have a healthy fall season.
3:59 Rage parent missed their player committed to Xavier, so add one more. One thing in common with all those teams mentioned, is that almost all are not doing well in terms of wins and losses and have first or second year coaches. So chance of having the rug pulled out from under them is very real. The positive is they might be able to get on the field sooner rather than later. It is a crap shoot when you jump into a school that does not an established coach and especially with as much coaching movement as there was last year.
Maybe they got full or close to full scholarships. Would you turn down an offer of such because the schools program is currently losing more than winning? If you would you’re insane. These kids aren’t going to college to be soccer players. They are going to prepare for their futures, while playing soccer while there. Be realistic. Be intelligent. A player who goes where the money is, is the real winner.
The way Pitt is commiting I’m fairly certain she didn’t get much money as a late 2019 addition. They are well into 2022’s and committing more each week. Most all from PA too. Not sure I see that program improving even if RW does stay on long term.
Saw a penn fusion post about the older group beating classics. Poor taste. The older classics group never were in most games last year and pretty sure pf would beat them by 5 or 6 goals each game. Why make a post like
11:11 said it best. Almost all of the girls will be done playing when their college career is over, so why not take a great offer if it's out there. Plus, it's still an opportunity to play D1 soccer.
Not to mention if they are good players they’ll likely actually play!
Does anyone know who YSR has as the top team in this age group in PA?
This age group is dead at most clubs. All Your ECNL teams have two 00/01 teams unless you are PDA & FC Stars and you have 4. I think The DA clubs also combined the 00/01 age groups. The extra kids if they have numbers are used to form 2001 teams from what I can see.I know from the Rage poster(s) they also moved up to U19.Your top 4 - you make what you want of it. This age group is like ODP now.1 UNITED FC 1776 XTREME 37.772 PENN FUSION SA PREACADEMY CRAIGIE 36.283 PA DOMINION FC 36.044 NORTHEAST ATTACK SC 35.67U191 PENN FUSION SA 37.722 READING RAGE SC MORGAN 37.423 LOWER MERION SC STORM 37.234 COUNCIL ROCK UNITED SA PA FC BUCKS ECNL 37.15
ODP? You seriously need to stay off the weed. They combine age groups because girls who aren't going to play in college may drop out. What is left are those players who need to keep playing to be ready for college. If anything, the quality goes up.
Dude, you said I said is old.You are saying that PennFusion 2nd team or is that the 3rd team with 01s and PA Dominion (who is this) and Northeast Attack (who is this) were always top teams in PA? and these are the top U18 teams in PA? This is why I made my ODP comment, never heard of these teams brefore. But I guess the way your club does it is the way all do.At my daughter's club. The U19 team is 2000 players not in college (either with a verbal or trying to get one) plus younger players to field a team. They have all their 2001s playing U19. My understanding was that most of the 2001s are playing U19 unless the teams are USYS. having said that you are right and I am wrong.
Girls drop out? Wow think of all those thousands of $$ those parents spent only for their kid to not see it all the way through.Did those girls give signals earlier that they didn't want this? Did the parents not hear it? Is it better to walk away than not be offered something for confidence? I remember posters on here years ago saying this would happen, people told them to get off the board because they were being negative. looks like they were just speaking the truth and some had their blinders on.Either way it's not the end of the world - just the end of the soccer world for 90% of the girls playing soccer. So congrats to those in the 10%, D1, D2, D3 or which ever level and a SUPER CONGRATS to those in the 2% playing D1. I'm sure you made your parents proud regardless - but to be one level below PRO in something most started at U8. WAY TO GO!While many kids wanted to PLAY HIGH SCHOOL - there were others that wanted to be the early birds and catch those early worms. The WAGS recap. Good Luck girls.U18 (2001) Bracket winnersF1: Showcase IB1: PBG FC FLORIDA PREDATORS 01 GIRLS ELITE BLUE (FL)B2: GFRSC 01G RENEGADES ELITE NPL (VA) B3: FC VIRGINIA UNITED 01G (VA) B4: REAL JERSEY FC 2001 (NJ) U19 (2000/2001) Bracket winners F1: Showcase IB1: BEACH FC 01G RED (VA) B2: SOCA ELITE 01 U18/19 GIRLS (VA) B3: NVSC JR. MAJESTICS '00 (VA) D1 Schools @ WAGSAmerican UniversityBoston UniversityBrown UniversityBucknell UniversityEast Carolina UniversityFairleigh Dickinson University Florida Gulf Coast UniversityGeorge Mason UniversityGeorge Washington UniversityHampton UniversityIona CollegeJames Madison UniversityLa Salle UniversityLiberty UniversityLongwood UniversityNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyNorth Carolina State UniversityOld Dominion UniversityRobert Morris UniversitySaint Joseph's UniversitySt. John's UniversityTemple UniversityTowson UniversityUnited States Naval AcademyUniversity of Maryland - Baltimore CountyVanderbilt UniversityVirginia Military InstituteVirginia Tech
PA Classics 17s have really turned a corner looks like. Last 2 games were wins including a 2-0 win today over FC Virginia. Whatever they’re doing I’d say it’s working. Watch out Tino I think PA Classics is coming for you next.
10:58 Interesting the 2002 board hasn't had a post since Sept 27th and the ADMIN hasn't updated this site since August 1st to reflect the new Age groups and yet somehow you think an age group with players at U18 or U19 care about U17 teams and if they turned the corner? I guess if you need an avenue to the post it worked - you got a response from me. FYI - not counting your post my I made the last 3 the last time someone posted on here was 4 days ago in response to my post on the previous post made 7 days ago.I will be letting go also after this my final post.
How about some props to the PDA South NPL team for beating PDA North ECNL team 4-3 last week at PDA South college showcase...seems it deserves a congrats.
PDA Shore has all the good players!
Here I thought we were almost out of the woods...Do you need confirmation from the board that it was a job well done?Did you tell your daughter it was a good game and you were proud of the way she played? Isn't that enough?Why do you need positive affirmation from this board?Or do you just want to a passive aggressive jerk towards the other team?
these girls still won't be heading to any D-1 college anytime soon after this weekend
Not sure what weekend your talking about...ECNL TX?At this age group and at this point of the club season...WHO CARES!Again...I've brought this up so many times on this board, so whats one more time...why do you hold up the generic D1 moniker as the gold standard?Your daughter has 4 more seasons to play and its over, but which will help her in the bigger game of life?Playing for a low D1 like Wagner, just to say my kid plays D1 soccer or a school like Johns Hopkins or Carnegie Mellon or Princeton?Of course there is a wide spectrum for every division, Shouldn't generalize.Im pretty sure all recruiting is done for NC, Duke and Penn State, so if that was your Mia's goal...yea you probably missed the boat.
Your kid is the problem on this team you will be gone soon
Scandal at PA ClassicsWord is spreading fast that Classics VP MH had an affair with a young female co-coach. Wife discovers affair. Female coach is fired by PA Classics yet MH remains on. Only discipline was that he was removed as a DA coach for one year. However he is set to take a DA team once again for 2019-2020 season. Seems fair right? This has #metoo movement written all over it.
We still suck and going know where as a team it's time to move on
lucky we didn't play this weekend I cant' bare to lose again
WOW, the recruiting scandal hit the UCLA women's team.You mean at the elite level of play there's still a bit of who you know, who your parents are and how much money you have? hmmm, who knew?*Sarcastic level overload*
When is a soccer coach responsible for the way the team plays, when her kid is already comitt to a D1 college . I guess there is no need to coach this team !I got what I needed.
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