Jackson Sharks have broken up and disbanded as of this past weekend
and not too many players left without teams for remaining Shark players . apparently two went to Beachwood in addition to what LC took with her . Sharks were barely at 11 before this happened and writing was on the wall for months if not the past year
Writing on the wall! I agree and the blog is not without blame in this matter.Don't go to the Attack, Freehold is folding, Force is a farce,Sharks are done, sound familiar?If you were forced to registar with at least a screen-name I don't think any of the bashing would be going on!
The sharks had 14 kids on roster one week ago not 11
FYI....Sharks didn't have to fold....they had a coach that was willing to coach. They still had 12 players, and also had more than five parents that have a coaching license. I'm afraid it was the parents that made the decision.
NJX will fold next year when Matchfit forces them to merge into their ECNL/NPL teams as they will not get enough kids to make these two teams due to cost and how poorly they are run.
You are all very skewed. Jackson had 14 as of last week. Coach led everyone to believe there was going to be a team even insisting for registration to be paid etc. Many of which had a plan b in place but were assured there was going to be a team??? Really. How do you sleep at night after doing this to your players. The ones that have stuck with you even when they knew in their hearts that your only priority was 1 of your daughters. especially when they had other places to go as a back up. Then she leaves the team with her 2 one of which is taking a promised goalie spot even when she begs not to be in goal to leave the team with 12. Yes. Many could have taken on a coaching position but at U13 with only 12 players it is a nightmare waiting to happen. We have had many injuries even having to play down if not hurt and for many games. LC should truly be ashamed of herself. But I guess it is better than being the face of yet another losing season. Lets start fresh under a totally different umbrella and who cares about the rest of the team that has already been defeated by following you in the first place?? Live and learn people!!!!!!!!!
AH up to her tricks again. She's ruined many a team with her pathological ways. Good to know she hasn't lost her touch. Sicko! Maybe she should get back together with JS and jump off a bridge. These people ruin youth soccer.
It's pathetic.... The Pocono Cup Flights, the Jackson Attack looks to be the highest ranked team in U-12. Who's going to win the rec soccer Pocono cup. NJSA Stars might look like a good team at this tourney. Attack and NJSA finals.... Attack win it 6-0
Low level competition which I still don't think NJSA can do well. Pay all that money & stay at a hotel to play bad teams & still not have success? Makes no sense. Should have taken the Sharks players to improve team. With real coaching & training they maybe could play well which there were never going to do under former Shark coach.
AH every team you have been associated with has folded. What does that tell you. Who was going to be the coach of the sharks? Your buddy EE? Your only upset because instead of you leaving and creating turmoil before you leave, the coach did it to you. Lmfao
What is all this abbreviation stuff, just say who if is. And the NJSA team is a train wreck like the sharks were. They lost a bunch of players to the Force and now picked up mediocre players to say the least. They will be lucky not to face the Attack in the finals, they will smoke them even though they are a kick and run rec team. My prediction is neither team can put together 3 passes.
Can't use names. But u can use initials. Most people know what initials we r talking about
Dont understand . Sharks had 12 players remaining and 5 parents with coaching licenses but they have no team suddenly ?? I heard they broke up and players went their own way immediately with 12 players and a list of coaches available via the parents , the team easily could have picked up 2 players and remained on ...i do not believe that was ever an option though since players beginning with LC's kids were planning to move on / ready to move at the drop of a hat anyone know if every single Shark player that was left behind has found another team to play for by now ?
5 parents with a coaching license means nothing......seems like the issue with SHARKS is too many parents who think they can 'coach'
OK...How many players are there on the Force and Freehold rosters? everytime I come on this blog they get more players from other teams, like NJSA, etc, etc.....
You can certainly believe this blog!LOL
As long as AH has to scramble all is good in the soccer world
if it wern't for LC this blog would be a dead zone.
That's why parents should not be team coaches.....they can be business managers; but not coaches. The only thing that parent coaches are concerned about is their own children at the expense of all the players on the team. Their self-serving agendas ruin the potential of other players and shouldn't be tolerated by YSA after U9. But....for those who belive in KARMA....those parent coaches who have derailed players' abilities and abmitions and used them to make their own kids look better.....well, I can say that only happens for a short while....because life has a funny way of giving to you what you give to other people. So, the moral of the story.....if you screwed other players and parents to showcase your own daughters....well, then I expect you should get ready for a bumpy ride because you, too, will have the privledge of getting the same treatment at some point. Typically, my experience is that the parent coaches' children are not strong players...so naturally, they have "stack the deck" to compensate for inabilities on the field. Soccer is like Darwinism.....survival of the fittest!
I wouldn't make general statements like this, there are many good parent coaches that played the game at a high level and have done a very good job at developing players. There is a problem with youth soccer, everybody believes just because you pay for a trainer/coach that they are good at what they do, many are not!And the parent coaches that played the game probably have had their children interested in the game at a young age and they tend to be some of the better players.Sounds like you may be a paid trainer or coach trying to promote paid coaches and trainers.
How many top teachers of soccer are there in NJ! And by top, I mean cream of the crop.There are not as many as you think.There are a lot of good teachers but the percentage of top teachers are very few..and you, as a parent should try and get your kids with the very best at first, and then work your way down from there if these coaches are not available for your daughters age group.
I m sorry, what blog is that, "Top trainers and soccer coaches in NJ", I missed that post. cuz I really thinks the people on this blog could be helpin my kid out with that list.
"m sorry, what blog is that, "Top trainers and soccer coaches in NJ", I missed that post. cuz I really thinks the people on this blog could be helpin my kid out with that list."Me thinks you're going to have to do the leg work yourself. But its not hard to find out. Start with finding out the top teams in the nation that reside in NJ at u15-u16.level. See the teams play-watch the teams skills and ask if these coaches are coaching younger teams......That's a start.
NJSA lost 3-1 and won 3-2. NJX lost 1-0 and won 5-1. I hardly call that getting their as**es kicked or getting smoked. Haters go away.
Hey Mr.Know it all: You really need to learn how to read the standings! The attack just started playing at 3:45PM.The NJX Select got smoked....lol1st game lost 1-0 2nd game won 5-1Why don't you go stir the pot on u-9, maybe they will believe ya.
Bulletin.......Bulletin This just in, NJSA STARS....WIN 3-2Put that in your pot and stir it.
NJX playing very low bracket shoul not be in last place....
who cares? It is a summer tourney...looks like the PA Rush team is the only really good team in the tourney....
That NJX team is mostly the U11 team with a few U12 team players. We played them this morning, and we were talking to the parents. Our team was the opposite. We were mostly U12 with a few U11 girls. It was a very exciting game. And this is not a low bracket! It is the middle bracket! No shame in that.
Low level tournament with no high level teams in the top bracket do clearly the 2nd bracket isn't much to speak of. Waste of hotel rooms & giving up a weekend.
Clearly upset your team is sitting home this weekend. Have to play actual games to get better. A good chance to evaluate the new talent acquired and gives the players that normally would not get a lot of playing time an opportunity and fun of soccer games.
What no Pocono Cup fodder.........did everyone's smartphones overheat and melt?????? I do hope they did.
Likely because Jackson Attack didn't make final.NJ is in for a rude awakening next season at U13. All states start playing 11v11, NJ teams will find out how average they are.
Do not despair NJ.Representing NJ on the national stage.PDA Girls Win 2013 ECNL Overall Club Championship!
Attack would have gotten spanked by PA Rush Nike if they had gotten in finals anyway. U12 g was weak for the pocono cup. What happened with LI Select, they have had good teams in the past?
Who writes this crap?
Don't any of you bloggers take time off from this jibberish? Most of the quality teams are not even playing just taking a well deserved break. Alot of these summer tourn are just money makers
I agree Njx will lose their teams next year when matchfit takes over. It happened this year at u14 and will happen again and again. Big mistake merging with matchfit. Njx was a impressive club but will only be a feeder program until u13.
NJSA goes out to PA in back to back weekends to get shoutout in PA Classic and only win 1 game this time. What a waste.
Are you serious with that comment? They are playing because that want the game experience, it is only summer tourneys, yes there are some got soccer points to grab but usually not the normal team for many teams, a lot of guest players, etc. on many teams. Who cares about NJX? Who cares about Jackson Attack, who cares about Freehold, who cares about PDA? The players on those teams and their parents, just be concerned with what you own daughter is doing and her team. Don't be a jacka$$ all of the time!
hey dopey ever here of burnout?keep playing all year and your kid will quit before she makes it to h.s.
no names please. We all know who Jacka$$ is.
What team does his daughter play for
the reason why NJX lost teams this year was because the parents were uninformed as to what was happening. I blame NJX and Matchfit both for this. Teams were left up in the air until the last minute as to what was happening. Everyone was confused. eNJX has learned a lot from this and I don't foresee to happening again. Tryouts will be conducted in a completely different manner. Matchfit really wanted the Holmdel fields that's prime reason the merger happened. The powers that be at NJX know that Matchfit is poorly run on and off the field.
If the board at NJX knows that Match Fit is poorly run, perhaps they can help straighten them out and benefit both NJX and Match Fit so that there is a functioning ECNL option for that area...
PDA having Columbus weekend tournament. Boys and girls u8-u14
It looks like there's only one good U-12 team in the MAPS/CAPS tourney this weekend and there playing in the U-13 top flight???? You guessed it right.........PDA Splash!!!!
Matchfit took the fields and the teams at Njx
10:17Sounds like a good summer warmup before the Eclipse tournament in August.
Good luck to SplashNice club.Hope to see their rank (NJ-5, region-7, US-10) at a more deserved level this year.
So then why bother going.
There are no teams in u12 top bracket at Maps/Caps
Agree- summer tournaments are to make money.Most of the top 20 region teams are off for the summer.At this age kids need more than justsoccer.Burnout looms for some.
I think you guys are suffering from summer blog burnout. Why don't you take some time off to recharge the batteries, so you can be fully prepared to spew your hatred once the fall season starts.
I agree. Most teams in this age group need gotsoccer points and therefore play in every tournament possible during the spring and fall to accumulate them. These teams should surely take the summer off.For those teams who play a reasonable schedule during the year and don't burn out their 12 year olds, summer tournaments can be an enjoyable and stress free playing experience for the girls.
NjX juventus u-16 still very strong. We will see what happens next year!
Same person commenting abouta u16 juventus on a u12 board. Not hard to figure out you were the one complaining about the jackson coach leaving, since you have a daughter that played on each. That is until jackson folded. Once again every team you've been involved with has folded and you always blame the coach
Why is someone talking about some U-16 team on the U-12 blog?
Is this censorship?
Is what censorship???
Here is something that highlights how petty and stupid most of the comments on this board are. She was a girl u12 travel soccer player. Maybe not on a team that you heard about. But if you are on this board it is most likely that you have a daughter just like her. Read this link and think about your comments and criticism before you post here again. She was just a kid...someones daughter just like yours. Let them be kids and have fun and simply enjoy them playing. You/we take them for granted. http://middletown-nj.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/st-marys-soccer-club-mourning-death-of-12yearold-alexis-mason
Here is another post with her obit. http://middletown-nj.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/services-for-alexis-mason-to-be-held-friday
Very sad! God bless her and her family
PDA Splash are legends in their own minds ( and that of their parents). They are playing in a very low ranked tournament this weekend against week U13 teams. Nothing to lose. If Nj force beats them at U12 it is embarrassing. If they happen to get beat by mediocre U13 team in finals it is ok because they were playing up.
NJ Force crushes another.....Force to soon represent NJ.....
Give me a break! The Force played no one!
Force barely beat the PDA Hornets in today's final. 1-0 win on a bogus pk.
Troll or trouble maker back from sabbatical
Why would it be embarrassing to lose to the 5th ranked team in the country? In fact, it should be considered an upset if Splash beats Force, right?It seems Force had their hands full with the Hornets.You should be more worried about the Hornets since they will be as good as any team in the age group in less than a year from now and let the Splash move on.Probably right, though. If Splash would have lost, I'm sure they would have used the playing up excuse. Maybe next time.
So how did Splash do?
The Hornets at first could be as strong as any high level non-ecnl team because this team will attract many kids who want to play for the first team(Splash). So those that don't fit for what ever reason will be offered a spot on Hornets.. This should make the team strong. The only problem with this dynamic is that the better players on the hornets will eventually leave after a year or two to play on an ECNL team where they will be playing in the same league as the splash and against the Splash. So the hornets will have constant turn-over of their better players. The Hornets will do what they can to keep their better players by making promises to be called to the first team and by promoting the fact that PDA is the place to play. Most of the better players will eventually leave for other EcNL teams..no doubt the Hornets will be a very good team but it will be a constant fight to keep the better players.
Gimme a break folks. As much as I amfor hyping NJ teams, the reality is that having 7 of the top 20 Got Soccer rated teams is a JOKE.Yes- a joke. The only reason we haveso many is that we have so many weak competition tournaments to garner points. Does anyone really believe that Forceor Freehold are top national teams.A dose of reality is in order.
If course no one believes they are National powers as they have received many points from low level tournaments against lower level competition & the top tournaments they were in they were in lower flights or if they were in the to flight they lost to top teams.
Well..........do the workName some of the teams out of region that are ranked lower (from say, Cali, GA, MI, whatever.....)I know the ranks arent perfect - but give credit to teams for playing a lot of competitive soccer and succeeding.
OK, let me get this straight:A played cut from Splash is still ECNL ready?More likely the choice would be between staying with Hornets and playing for another NJ non ECNL team.....
ECNL does not even start until U15.U13 is pre-ECNL.U14 is junior ECNL. Match Fit in this age group will take players cut from Splash, who knows if they end up making their ECNL team in two more years.
OK, why would you play for the PDA Hornets Team if your goal is to play for the top team (Splash)? Chances are that you will not be moved up to that team in the future. Maybe someone can clarify, but I thought that the Splash will have up to 25 - 28 on the roster. So if you choose to play for the Hornets you are not in the top 28 in their club! BTW, There will be a new surge of players coming to the team next year during tryouts, the PDA staff will be scouting and recruiting players to join the team, that is the reality of the situation. I have watched the Hornets play a few times, they are ok, most good club teams will beat them, they had 2 good players that played upfront and one decent midfielder. The backs lacked skill and just pounded the ball out of the back. That being said if those players are happy playing for the Hornets, good for them, I hope that they enjoy the experience and continue to grow as players.
K, let me get this straight:A played cut from Splash is still ECNL ready?More likely the choice would be between staying with Hornets and playing for another NJ non ECNL team....."This is already happening- see match fit and no you don't have it straight..An excellent player on the hornets would leave after not having an opportunity to play on splash would leave to seek out another ecnl team.. the easiest example would be an excellent goalie who is not brought up to Splash may have an opportunity to play for match-fit or worldclass.It will happen with position players as well.
Sta b team is done. Coach took some girls to copa, lost a few to other teams, even the "a" team took at least 1. It's too bad. They were getting good at talking smack on here. You'll be missed
And you aren't guilty of talking smack !!
Wow, Sencond tier academy can't get 15 kids to form a second team. Seems impossible with all the kids Sone soccer reaches wow again!
Girls that left were the best players too, and one going to STA red is very strong. They will fall away now. Many people saying the whole club is becoming worse and worse.
Coach was the biggest reason that team did well anyway. As soon as he left, there was always going to be a drop. Smart players following him. The rest of the team should start to look elsewhere.
So does Second Tier Academy have a "b" team?
Thre is only one First Tier Academy in girls soccer and that's PDA. And my daughter doesn't play there.. She loves playing soccer on a high level with players and a coach she loves. We play in the same level tourneys that everyone else does and if she decides to play Soccer in college she will be exposéd to the right tournaments. ECNL is the next flash in the pan and will be a victim of its own exclusivity. Most of these clubs cannot put a competiitive team on the field at all age levels. Half of your daughters won't be playing in a few years beau use they have discovered other things in life . . Enjoy it now!
Rumor has it that STA will impose an ultimatum to make 100% committment to soccer.....can't play any other sport during the season.....if so you're not going to be playing with the team
I dont think ECNL is the flash in the plan you make it out to be. I truly believe that they have it right this time but they structure will be tweeked in the very near future. ...This change will solidify ECNL's place as the top women's league in the country.For Example:ECNL will sit on top of the women's development pyramid. The NPL, which is run US Club soccer as well will be a major second tier league which will support the ECNL. The NPL clubs(club based only) will have a chance to enter the ECNL if they can prove that they have enough competitive teams to enter as a club. The ECNL will also allow individual teams to enter the league at a particular age group where the particular team will be a power house for that age group. Adding the NPL structure just underneath the ECNL and allowing the strongest individual teams to enter the ECNL will solidify ecnl place as the elite Girls soccer league in the US.It certainly allows for movement and strengthen the league throughout the country.
Only the strongest TEAMS should play in ECNL period. By making it club based not performance based you water it down. You said "if an individual Team is a powerhouse it could be allowed in" . How about a team from an ECNL club that is UNDERPERFORMING ? They should be thrown out then. By forcing these clubs to field a team in every age group you will not get the best quality on the field. The fact that a strong team that does not want to belong to a PDA or MONEY Pit but performs better than them on the field yet is not allowed to compete in this league is ridiculous and will ultimately fail. Victim of its own hubris.
The individual teams will be allowed to compete eventually. and the weaker teams for a particular age club at a particular age group would be relegated to second division of ECNL and if they still cant compete then to the NPL of the Northeast division. there will be movement back and forth for particular age groups between second division or NPL.. This type of structure will allow only the top teams for a particular age group tp compete in the ecnl.Its a no brainer for the ECNL model as they will now have the support of the NPL and will also have best competition from outside teams to support its structure...can you say Cha Ching for the ECNL model. Say goodbye to USYS. US club will be the placed to be for the best teams and clubs in the US
Does anyone have any idea when EDP will post the new divisions? As expected it seems everybody is leaving JAGS (heard mandatory meeting was pretty empty). There will have to be a number of divisions in EDP and it would be nice to see where everybody landed to open some discussion. Oh, before they say it - I know none of the other teams or leagues matter compared to ECNL & PDA anyway, but competitive games might be good to have in EDP.
That sounds good, but it really creates other issues. What are the criteria for getting in, and how do you manage that year to year? We know Gotsoccer is flawed with their points system. What about hosting of tournaments and games? One of the ECNL requirements is that clubs have fields at their disposal. Will the one-off teams be able to provide facilities for events, or will they rely on those hated big clubs for that?ECNL is modeled after the boys academy system. The biggest difference I see is that on the boys side, the MLS academy teams subsidize the costs. For the girls, the parents have to bear the costs, which make it more exclusive. It would be great if the women's pro league would become stable enough to have academies for girls like the MLS for boys.
How could force lightning and marlton land in top flight of spirit while barons, FC bucks, force crush, brick, freehold, and a whole bunch of much better teams are way lower. Very bad job at setting the flights.
Brackets are very bad for Kickoff. Clueless. Good way to get teams to decide not to bother next year.
Brackets are not done yet which is easy to see with where teams are placed. By tomorrow the real brackets will be up as it says on their website. A lot of good teams there so it should be a good tournament to kick off the U-13 campaign.
U13 Flights have not been posted? How can you see the flights. They said not available until 9pm tonight. Why don't you share the link? Thanks
It's set up so there's pretty much a lock in each bracket through the flights which makes for lousy opening games but good playoffs. Pretty unfair to the lower level teams who don't have much of a shot even at the lower flights. Top two flights should be all the best teams playing each other for the titles and let the equal lower level teams have a shot at lower flight titles. Boring this way until the semis.
Can someone post brackets?
Real flights are done for Spirit & posted now.
Ok my mistake. All flights much better now. Guess I owe apologies to those I called clueless. Patience, grasshopper!
"How could force lightning and marlton land in top flight of spirit while barons, FC bucks, force crush, brick, freehold, and a whole bunch of much better teams are way lower. Very bad job at setting the flights."This is incorrect, I know Brick, Barons, Crush, and FC Bucks are all in the top flight. I think Lightning are in 3rd or 4th flight.
Flight Groupings are below:http://www.gotsport.com/asp/directors/tournament/vieweventteamscleanb.asp?eventid=31986&Group=Girls_13
they have not been posted. what you saw can't be the real brackets!
How does a YMS team get a top flight when most of the teams in the 2nd and 3rd flight have had their lunch? Especially PA Rush, Buckingham and FC Copa. Can their team name get any longer. Watch the dirty play by that team. If there are real soccer oficials in their games, should be a yellow and red card fest. The Spirit has lost my respect with the team placements.
Spirit KickoffSo how do they do matchups for a third game? Is it random?3 in a bracket gets you 2 games.....
OK - got the answerTops in bracket go to semi (A plays B, C plays D)So max is 4 games if you make final2nd and 3rd in bracket get a consolation game.Pref 3 brackets of 4, play all 3 in bracket, bracket winners and one wild card advance.....
PA Rush should be in top flight over Freehold & PA Fusion.
It is very difficult to place teams in flights when there are a lot of very strong teams in the tournament. The top three flights at Spirit are very strong and many in the 3rd flight could compete in the top flight. It is very hard for teams that haven't played a ton of tournaments to be seeded in the top bracket. These tournaments never seem to want to give other top teams a chance to break into the top flight, seems a little strange. But that is how it is in youth soccer.
What 3rd flight teams could play in top flight???
What teams in the 3rd flight belong in the top flight?
GBFC Riley best team in NYW could play in top flight. Very strong team.
We all know Freehold will do well, don't we???
How about u take 2 min and go to the spirit website to read the rules. Every tournament has them.
Any team in the third can be in top flight and win!
2 games to get points winner of each bracket advances to semi. 2 nd place will play 2 nd place of another bracket & 3 rd plays 3 rd of other bracket for everybody to get their 3 games.
Gotsoccer Point Mongers Beware: You are damaging your children by subjecting them to tournament after tournament after tournament."Tournaments have transformed dramatically with their current nature representing an ultra-competitive, high pressure, frenzied environment, magnifying all the negative aspects of youth soccer.Consequently, the subject of tournaments has arguably become one of the most contentious issues in U.S. youth soccer as significant amounts of research demonstrates there will be harmful ramifications for young players subjected to consistent tournament exposure. Therefore, it is not surprising that there are 55 state Technical Directors in the U.S. responsible for the development and growth of young players who express significant concern regarding the current nature of tournaments."
Most of the 3rd flight could play in the 1st
I highly doubt 3rd flight teams @ Spirit could beat any if the top flight teams. Maybe the PA team & Freehold but can't really see any more. They maybe could keep the score close but that doesn't mean they can compete.
Good medical article on overuse/overtraining from Pediatrics.Note the call out on the risk associated to weekend tournaments. Also the strong recommendation of taking 3 months away from a single sport and the emphasis on varying sports. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/119/6/1242.full
To the August 7th 11.21 poster-And what do they say about 25-30High School basketball games per season.
Your in the 3rd flight for a reason,win it then start talking
I consider competing as where the ball is on the field most of the game and how many shots are taken.40 to 50% possesion in the other teams end and having just as many shots on goal is competing...
soccer IQ- equals games games and more games. All published reseach on overusage in soccer is at u-16 and above. Up to u-15 play lots of games. 70-80 games a year. Two leagues each season,both winter sessions in indoor and futsal and super y in Summer. Train /practice two and three times with at least once on a week on art/turf. Pratice/train ever now and then on Sat/Sun MORNINGS when not playing games. Encourage second sport like track or basketball.Even music etc.. Cut back in half games at u-16.
Predictions for Spirit United for our NJ Teams??
Who is playing where Labor Day Weekend? East Brunswick Tournament looks weak now.Americans, NJ Crush Storm, FC Copa, Stronghold and NJ Stallions representing NJ at FC Stars of Mass. Great Tournament. Top 2 brackets very good every year.
Please cite the websites of the research.Thanking you in advance,Skeptical One
8/7 310Not sure how or why you would compare youth soccer with hs basketball, but I'm sure hs basketball teams would not be permitted to play more than once in a day, much less 4 times in two days.
Corner kick differential is many times a good indicator of which team is getting the better of the play. If a match ends in a 1-1 or 0-0 tie, but one team has a +5 advantage in corner kicks, there is usually a reason for that.
Speaking to 3rd flight cannot beat teams in top flight. You do not know what you are talking about. Council Rock rage formerly elite 2000 has consistently beaten the Yardley team in top flight. All based on points and some teams target them for rankings sake only.
I guess the censorship has dramatically reduced the number ofposts on this blog.
Basketball plays 2 games in one day all the time. Know before you write.
Anyone know when EDP divisions will be posted?
They are out; just not posted. A lot more teams this year. An elite division was formed with 3 more around location -- North, Central, and South.
EDP sent Divisions to teams participating in the league. Your team must not be in the league.
EDP Flights Fall 2013 Elite1 Manhattan SC Crew Girls U13 NYE2 Americans SC Blue Blaze Girls U13 NJ3 New York SC New York SC G00 Girls U13 NYE4 Bricktown Soccer Association Fury Girls U13 NJ5 NJ Force Soccer Academy Crush Girls U13 NJ6 South Jersey Elite Barons '00 Girls U13 NJ7 Lehigh Valley United United '00 Girls U13 PAE8 Smithtown Girls U13 NYE9 New Hyde Park Wildcats SC NHP Firecats Girls U13 NYENorth1 FSA FC U12 GIRLS WHITE Girls U13 CT2 Ramapo Valley Girls U13 NYE3 Match Fit Academy Blue Girls U13 NJ4 Jersey United Soccer Spartans 00/01G Girls U13 NJ5 Downtown United SC Sky Blue Girls U13 NYE6 Metropolitan Oval Met Oval Messi Girls U13 NYE7 Stronghold SC Riptide Red Girls U13 NJ8 TSF Academy TSF Academy Girls U13 NJ9 NJ Stallions Academy Freedom Girls U13 NJCentral1 Toms River Independent SC Revolution Girls U13 NJ2 NJ Wildcats Lady Knights-ASL Girls U13 NJ3 FC Copa Academy Roma Girls U13 NJ4 Freehold SL United Girls U13 NJ5 Hamilton Wildcats FC Hamilton Wildcats Girls U13 NJ6 international girls futbol academy 00-01 Girls U13 NJ7 Jackson SC Attack Girls U13 NJ8 Wall Wizards Girls U13 NJ9 Holmdel NJX Crew Girls U13 NJSouth1 NJ Force Soccer Academy Lightning Girls U13 NJ2 Haddonfield SC Red Bulldawgs Girls U13 NJ3 Rage Girls U13 NJ4 Medford SC Blue Devils Girls U13 NJ5 Buckingham United SC Banshees Girls U13 PAE6 Philadelphia SC COPPA FALCONS Girls U13 PAE7 Northern Elite Soccer Club Thunder Girls U13 MD8 FC Virginia United 00 Girls U13 VA
It's official, EDP is now officially watered down. I can only guess at what teams are playing in other leagues. EDP was sold as the league for the elite, now it is just about anybody who wants to apply.
Wickedly competitive group with 11 ofthe top 15 Region I teams according to Got Soccer. Yes- we all know GS is flawed, but is still a decent indicator versus no indicator at all.Team Current GS rankManhattan 11Americans 8NYSC 10Bricktown 4NJ Force Crush 2SJ Barons 1Lehigh Valley 15New Hyde Park Smithown- not sure how they are there.
Jackson Attack pulled out of Spirit?
Thanks. Actually are there, but communication is slow. Was just curious how they would group them and who we would play. Elite is a must, but the rest by geography isn't the best. Comparable strength and first / second / third groups is more common. Get better and move up. Stay bad and move down.
where is STA playing?? No EDP this yr??what's going on ?
STA played in the New York league in the Spring finishing 2nd & is most likely playing there again or the Northeast league in the NPL.
Sta is playing in the weak NYSCL witha bunch of weak long island teams
I think you made a typo - is 7 ofthe top 15 teams. Not 11.
STA is playing in the NPL (NYCSL).
Jackson Attack were never in spirit as they have they host a low level tournamen that weekend.STA was not in EDP last spring.
Its my understanding that the winners of the three divisions will move up and the three lowest teams in the Elite bracket will move to the others.
STA did not play EDP in the Spring either.
STA moved to NY NPL both girls and boys.
Talk about a joke. Out of almost 40teams in EDP only 3 good teams. Now I see why STA is going to NPL
to august 15,2013 poster. You obviously don't know much about theNPL teams that STA will play. Noneare even close to being in the top 5of NYE. Why STA moved may well be a club decision, but at the U-13 age isweak, repeat weak, competition.So please don't make a fool of yourself while trying to insult EDP.If STA had remained in EDP, they surely would have been in the Elitegroup with the other 7 of the top15 region I teams.Now they will be joining the kick and run teams.
STA isnt above have the teams in EDP
August 15, 2013 at 2:52 PMbye and good luck; when your daughter gets cut don't come back to an EDP Elite level team as she probably will not make it
How do you figure only 3 good teams? What good teams did STA play last season NJSA & IGA? Very low level teams & still didn't finish 1st.
Nice Try! I would disagree with you, all are very good teams, all very competitive. Not all can be the top team, just like every other league In the world. You are just seeking an argument, nothing more nothing less.
EDP costs more money and the powers to be at EDP have marketed this league as "higher" competition. Basically you are all buying premium gasoline but your car requires regular.
It is sad that STA at the U-13 age level anyway, in their quest for easyGot Soccer points, wound up in a lesser competitive league than EDP. Last spring the league was pretty strong with World Class, Albertson, and East Meadow. But alas, those three went pre-ECNL and left poor STAbehind to play run and kick with theothers left behind.Oh what a sorry tale of looking forgreener pastures, only to find themselves looking in from the outside.
EDP is the place to be.We will see who belongs there and who doesn't.The teams that played in the north last season will crush the new comers!
Isn t EDP just another league under the NPL umbrella as is the new Pre ECNL U 13 league including splash, MFC, fc stars, FC bucks + a few more
"It's official, EDP is now officially watered down." It is?? The Elite Division is easily the best teams the region has to offer? Who is missing, PDA? In my eyes, whoever wins that division is easily the #1 team in the region.
It isn't about the top teams being in it. Why are the other teams allowed in is the question. Thus, watered down.
Top team in the region by winning that league? I don't think so. Missing PDA and STA from NJ. Missing FC Bucks and Penn Fusion from PA. Premier Strikers and Bethesda from MD, CFC from CT, FC Stars from MA, SYA Cardinals from VA. Just to name a few.
I agree with post 11:10am that is the question not whether it is a top league or not.
Holmdel NJX is unsuccessful at Marlton tourney, finishing 2nd in a very week field. They will have a very long EDP season.
First of all there are two Divisions.So we will see who will move up and who will move down.Last years North division(this years Div 1) looked to be the strongest.Lets see how the new teams in that div make out.Some teams loose players and some teams add players change will happen!
NJx won 3 and tied the last game. They didn't lose a game. Lost in final because of a goal differential rule. What they didn't do was beat up on A weaker field in the first two games not maximizing their points- settling on victories instead of crushing them. That being said , , They played great soccer all weekend.
Anyone know if Lacey Select ( premier Girls Mosa Team for U-13 fall season ) , just broke up ( less than last two weeks ) ?
Anyone know if Lacey Select ( U-13 girls team that would have been in Mosa premier division for fall ) , just broke up over last two weeks ?
NJX was lucky to win three games. They did not dominate the lower tear teams.
"Top team in the region by winning that league? I don't think so." Well, it doesn't really matter what you think, because the points the winning team will get will put them at #1. maybe the other teams that are missing should start playing the top competition on a more regular basis.
An NJX parent would not come on here stating that NJX was lucky to win 3 games, and that they didn't dominate the lower tier teams.So to the person that posted it, you were at all 3 of their games? You watched them all? Get real.
I have to agree.You have to play all teams to be considerd a top team, not just what you consider who belongs in the top.
9:19 amIt is a good league, but really second tier. If Gotsoccer awards enough points to the league winner to make them #1 in the region, then that explains why Gotsoccer is so far off base with their rankings.
It's official, EDP is now officially watered down." It is?? The Elite Division is easily the best teams the region has to offer? Who is missing, PDA? In my eyes, whoever wins that division is easily the #1 team in the region."unfortunately , its not even close, but I can understand how you would want it to be.Good competitive league, nothing more.
There are alot of good teams in New Jersey.The top 20 are there for a reason and I'm sure there are more that are just as good but havent accumulated point yet.
Second tier to what or whom?
"Who is missing? PDA?"I like when you answer your own questions...NJ Crush is another
Well, the league does not have most of the top teams in the region in it(my opinion), therefore it is a collection of second tier teams at the regional level.Some of those teams include STA, PDA Splash, FC Bucks and Penn Fusion from PA. Premier Strikers and Bethesda from MD, CFC from CT, FC Stars from MA, SYA Cardinals from VA. Just to name a few. Also, many states are just now playing 11v11, so there are more good teams that will surface this year that were not on anyone's radar.
Same with players. I've seen both PDA teams play in the last year and the second team goalie is clearly the top one. It's not even close.
Agree with above. Second to what or whom? Great competition throughout the divisions with clearly the best teams in the area competing in the top division save PDA. Splash and STA Red. We are so fortunate to have such great competition in our area! Talk to parents from Massachusetts who continually have to travel to compete highly except for a coupe of teams up there.
You guys do not know what you are talking about- Most of these teams are not skill full enough to string three or 4 passes together before losing the Ball... The skill level for most of the teams in the region are very low. You are just looking at the win from being a bit athletic and pushing the ball forward. You parents have no clue. Its almost comical and sad at the same time.Watch the following teams in your age group and see the difference in Ball movement.BethesdaAmericansTophatNj crushPDAOakwood.CFCPlease get a clueThese coaches are teaching their kids skill.
"unfortunately , its not even close, but I can understand how you would want it to be.Good competitive league, nothing more." AND "Well, the league does not have most of the top teams in the region in it(my opinion), therefore it is a collection of second tier teams at the regional level.Some of those teams include STA, PDA Splash, FC Bucks and Penn Fusion from PA. Premier Strikers and Bethesda from MD, CFC from CT, FC Stars from MA, SYA Cardinals from VA. Just to name a few."LOL! Second tier teams? Almost all of those second tier teams have beaten the teams that you mention (and yes, more than once) except for maybe that VA team. So explain to me how that places them on your second tier? Please...again, maybe those teams should have chosen to be in it, but they'd rather beat up on lower level competition. Whatever helps them sleep better I guess. ;-)
4:35 amsee 5:23 pm postThe original poster claimed that whoever won that league would be the best in the region. That just is not the case. They might be the best team in the region, but they would not prove it by winning that league.
Pretty good day at Spirit for U13 girls. Watched Championship games and some nice caliber teams except game with a Yardley team up againts Premier-MD. After 20 mins, could not watch. PA Team got clobbered and don't understad how that is a top team for this flight. Weak club and should be 2 to 3 flights down.
You are right. 7-0 by Premier Stirkers over YMS is no joke or is it for the one team on the right side of that. CR, SJEB or Brick look to come out on top. All teams legit.
Breakers win Spirit by beating 3 of the top 5 NJ teams NJ Force 2-1, Brick 1-0 & SJEB 3-1, very impressive!
Thats funny! I thought coming out on top was finishing 1st place?
Kudos to Brick and SJEB for making it to semi's and finals
Congrats NJX Crew -finalists in Spirit as well.
Just pointing out FC Bucks was the other semi finalist. NJX was a finalist the next bracket.
Finalist in what flight?
NJ had Semi-Finalists and Finalists in top 3 brackets... No winners but well done to all teams!
Good job patting yourself on the back NJX.
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