Probably because coach and girls were out drinking again
Correction: 0 FSA FC 01 NPL6 Match Fit Academy 01 NPL
Hasn't this happened before with this coach?
8:17 - fired? My kid, he would be hospitalized.
Just the latest chapter in a long long list.
I don't know the coach or the team, but is the story that he was drinking in a room that te kids were also in, or he and the kids were drinking together in a room? Because the first wouldn't bother me so long as several kids were in the room or the door was open; if it's the second, then firing or at least a very long suspension seems appropriate.
Story is in room drinking, but girls were not drinking. I guess it depends. If coach is in my room drinking and watching basketball, and I am sitting next to him. And then on another chair/couch my daughter is sitting there with two players it is no issue obviously (and not drinking). But rumors spread no matter what you do. And btw my daughter would never drink and I am positive none of her team mates would
Add that he was sitting there in his whitey tighties drinking pbr and you have a great reality show
If the parent was in the room drinking with the coach while watching a basketball game when his daughter walked in then why would he have complained?That scenario is just not believable.
I will suggest the first mistake here is fraternization with the parents of the kids being coached. Who doesn't like to have a beer and watch a game, but unfortunately if your a paid coach, you just can't do it with a small group of parents or any at all. All your gaining is a chance to fracture team chemistry and allowing some parents to feel they have the "ear" of the coach. And even if it isn't true, other parents will still think it and then the rumor mill starts (playing time, positions and such). All of us as soccer parents enjoy sitting with the coach and hearing some of the coaches thoughts on the game and possibly a nugget of how well our daughter did or what she does well. Unfortunately that info needs to come through and email or a scheduled one on one talk with your daughter present. Parents can never feel that they have some kind of ownership of the coach and coach should never feel he owes a parent more than the time he spends coaching. Coaches drinking with the team parents goes on all the time is enjoyed by both parties many times. However it only takes one bad occasion to ensure there is never another time.
If we, other parents and myself, are having a drink or hanging with the coaches, I make it a point to never discuss the game or soccer. They and I do have other interests. Don't you get tired talking about work after you left the office? They are no different. That said, I don't think a coach should ever go to any room of a parent and/or kid; unless there is a medical emergency and they are needed. The coach doesn't need any headache that may result. Sit in the lobby and watch a game; go to a restaurant; any thing then going to a kid's room with them there. Just bad decision making on coach and the parent that invited. Smarten up!
5:25Very well said. It's called boundaries. We need to have them and teach our daughters those as well. One of my daughters' coaches gave permission to be called by first name. I absolutely disagreed. We need to teach the respect and professionalism.
Wonder what 1776 mom would say... I miss her
5:55 Whole heartily agree with the first name issue. Our coach also said the girls could call him by first name and I made a point that she puts "coach" in front of it. She's not talking to another HS student or even someone in college, its a grown man 35 plus. Maybe I'm just to old school, but I believe that by respecting others you learn to respect yourself.
Can we get back to talking soccer. I'm sure there is another blog on how to parent...
Learning respect is part of the soccer world too as well as parenting. You might try it. So, out of mutual respect, I appreciate the post.
3:03 How can you say that, you know the girls will be playing soccer forever and respect will be over in a few years? Oops, its the other way around isn't it? Instead of whining 1:42, start a thread and lets run with it. 12:28 You may not believe it, but as rough as she it during the game, she is a funny person to talk with away from it. Teams like 1776 are struggling this year because they decided to combine their 01's and 02's rather than break up. Have any NJ teams decided to do something similar?
1;42 I think you might be exhibit AI assume you may be trying to be funny but if not it appears parents like you are the reason for half of these blogs...
Does NJ State Cup start up this weekend? PA will start up on Saturday with 1776 once again the favorite.
Made my day!! We get to see 1776 mom in action!!!
4/9/2017 - NJ NCS schedule/results0 HOLMDEL F.C. NJX CREW (NJ)2 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY 01 FREEDOM NPL (NJ)2 MEDFORD STRIKERS STARS (NJ)4 PDA SHORE FUSION (NJ)1:00 PMFC COPA ACADEMY G01 BLACK (NJ)CHERRY HILL FC BULLDOGS (NJ)1:00 PMSTA 2001G NPL (NJ) GPS-NJ CENTRAL 01/02G (NJ)1 NJ CRUSH FC STORM NPL (NJ)0 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ)1:00 PMMATCH FIT ACADEMY FC NORTHEAST NPL 2001 (NJ)NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)1:00 PMCEDAR STARS ACADEMY - MONMOUTH 2001 (NJ)WATCHUNG HILLS NJ ELITE 2001G FLAMES (NJ)2 SJEB RUSH 01 GIRLS ACADEMY (NJ)0 MIDDLETOWN SC FUSION BLACK (NJ)US Club NJ Cup MatchUp resultsSJEB Rush 01 AcademyTSF Academy 20011 Jersey Shore Boca Jr Elite-Manalapan0 PDA Shore FusionNJ Wildcats Fury-NPLGPS-NJ Central 01/02 Mercer FC 01 SpursHolmdel NJX Crew FC Copa Academy 01 BlackPDA South 01Princeton SA IGFA 01 NPL4/13/17 6:30pmSJEB Rush 01 Premier White 3 STA 2001 NPL1 Cedar Stars Academy - Monmouth 2001 Watchung Hills NJ Elite 2001 Flames4/9/17 4pmFC Berna Legacy 01
Saturday4/8/20171PA Classics Elite '01FC York Elite '01FC Revolution ForcePenn United Crew '01Penn Legacy Black '01Reading Rage 2001Sunday 4/9/2017HMMS United '01Penn United Force '01LDC Attack '01PA Classics Academy '01Wednesday4/12/20171776 United FCHarleysville Ready '01on byeLVU Girls Black 2001YMS Premier Banshees '01
ENY NCSSaturday, April 08, 2017MASSAPEQUA SC HURRICANESPLAINVIEW OLD BETHPAGE BREAKERSENY US Club Cup advanced or still aliveGIRLS 2001:U16 GOLD ALevittown Soccer Club SupersonicsGIRLS 2001:U16 GOLD BLynbrook East Rockaway Soccer Club Screaming EaglesGIRLS 2001:U16 GOLD C6 pts New York Surf Soccer Club G01 LI3 pts Cedar Stars Academy-Staten Island 3 pts SUSA FC Elite WhiteGIRLS 2001:U16 GOLD D7 pts Clarkstown SC 20011 pt Manhattan Soccer Club PrideGIRLS 2001:U16 GOLD EMassapequa Soccer Club CosmosGIRLS 2001:U16 GOLD F7 pts New Hyde Park Wildcats Soccer Club Lady Jaguars4 pts LaGrange Soccer Club Rage
MD NCSSaturday4/8/2017(18) Sevp Black Thunder '01(2) Hfc United Thunder(10) Sac Premier Blue 2001(7) phwm SC Girls 01 RedSunday4/9/2017(6) Sac Premier White 2001 (11) FC Frederick '01(5) Psc 2001 Navy(12) Hfc United Liberty (1) Dav Dynamite (17) Plsc Black(9) Fsc United(8) Pot Hotspurs Blue0 (3) Mufc 01 Ccl1 (19) Msc Blaze White2 (4) Ltsc Strikers Girls '01 Purple3 (20) Olny Freedom BlueRegion 1 NCS ChampionshipsQualified1. BRYC Elite Academy (VA)States PendingConnecticut Delaware Maine Maryland Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey New York-East New York-West Pennsylvania-East Pennsylvania-West Rhode Island Vermont West Virginia ERL Elite Champion
npl finals 2017Qualified16-U GIRLS (2001s):Northern Illinois Soccer League: Campton United SCVirginia NPL: Virginia Rush
11:24 - what gives? What exactly does this woman do? To be called out specifically, must be good.
Are PSA and Stallions merging?
12:52 Thanks for posting the upcoming games for both NJ and PA!!3:12 Big Red has no limits when it come to tearing into Refs, coaches (including her own) or the other players during and after games. Has gone onto opposing players snapchat site and told them they cheated after a game and multiple times has had her own coach tell her to shut up he's getting a red card. One of the most competitive parents you would ever meet and will go nose to nose with man or women. To be fair, her kids are very good players and very respectful when talking to others after the games. Not sure what sport she played when she was young, but whatever it was I'm sure she was intense and probably very good at it.
Planning a road trip next week. Pulling kids out of school to go and watch their game. Haven't seen her since our teams shared a hotel last year..oh what a joy that was!
Predicted PA State Cup winners this weekendSaturdays Games1.PA Classics2.Penn United3.Penn LegacySundays Game1.1776 (Big Red asked to leave the field in second half)NJ Anyone?
ECNL Phoenic - U16 - Flight 1 Fri April 07, 2017 1 Orlando City ECNL U162 Match Fit Academy ECNL U16 0 Seattle Reign ECNL U167 McLean Youth Soccer ECNL U161 FC Bucks ECNL U163 De Anza Force ECNL U161 FC Boston Scorpions ECNL U163 San Juan SC ECNL U16 0 Slammers FC ECNL U161 FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL U162 Internationals SC ECNL U163 World Class FC ECNL U161 Penn Fusion SA ECNL U160 Washington Premier ECNL U163 Real So Cal ECNL U162 Boston Breakers Academy ECNL U161 Arsenal FC ECNL U160 FSA FC ECNL U162 West Coast FC ECNL U161 PDA ECNL U162 Continental FC ECNL U161 MVLA ECNL U16 2 Connecticut FC ECNL U161 Utah Avalanche ECNL U16 2 Maryland United FC ECNL U161 Colorado Storm ECNL U16 0 Weston FC ECNL U163 Albertson Fury ECNL U16 Sat April 08, 2017 0 Orlando City ECNL U161 Penn Fusion SA ECNL U16 4 FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL U160 San Diego Surf ECNL U16 1 Washington Premier ECNL U160 World Class FC ECNL U16 1 Slammers FC ECNL U161 PDA ECNL U16 1 Continental FC ECNL U162 Colorado Storm ECNL U16 0 Santa Rosa United ECNL U163 McLean Youth Soccer ECNL U16 0 FC Boston Scorpions ECNL U161 SC Del Sol ECNL U16 1 Crossfire Premier ECNL U164 Albertson Fury ECNL U16
NJ NCS0 HOLMDEL F.C. NJX CREW (NJ)2 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY 01 FREEDOM NPL (NJ)2 MEDFORD STRIKERS STARS (NJ)4 PDA SHORE FUSION (NJ)5 FC COPA ACADEMY G01 BLACK (NJ)0 CHERRY HILL FC BULLDOGS (NJ)1 NJ CRUSH FC STORM NPL (NJ)0 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ)0 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC NORTHEAST NPL 2001 (NJ)1 NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)1 CEDAR STARS ACADEMY - MONMOUTH 2001 (NJ)3 WATCHUNG HILLS NJ ELITE 2001G FLAMES (NJ)2 SJEB RUSH 01 GIRLS ACADEMY (NJ)0 MIDDLETOWN SC FUSION BLACK (NJ)PA NCS4 FC Revolution Force1 Penn United Crew '01 5 PA Classics Elite '01 0 FC York Elite '01ERL1 EMPIRE UNITED SA EMPIRE UNITED ROCHESTER G16 20012 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY 01 FREEDOM NPL
Wildcats vs Crush State Cup final rematch on tap - sort of
Rage 2PL Black 3What happened in this game????? I thought every last PL black player left that team? Several actually now play on Rage! So WTH?
So Cal Blues anialate Penn Fusion 9-0. Ouch.
11:08 what are yoiu asking?PL won the game....were you there?
I believe they are asking how a former top team which every player left last year (PL) manages to beat a team that some of the players left PL to go to (Rage). I would also like to know what happened? Any Rage or "new" PL parents on here?
9-0? Talk about an epic meltdown of a team. Where was the coach?
Good PL players didn't go to RagePF players were on the field not the coach
We are talking about a 9-0 game. At what point does the coach make changes to keep it from getting too ugly? When you see a game that bad the coach does get some of the blame.
This coach is also the coach of the DA team next year too isn't he
8:13 True but 9-0 says more than team management. I'd say just way out of their league this time. Happens to all teams.
Wayyyyyy out of their league!
Must have been a long flight home for those obnoxious PF parents !9-0 hahahahahah
To many scores to post - so instead I will post records this season.and some quick observationsCongrats to FC Stars the only team out of the below 43 that have ZERO Lsand 8 teams with 1 L and of the 8 six have played more than 10 games.and 3 of the 43 teams are under .500 one is a shock to me (PDA ECNL, FC Boston & Premier SC)Top 18 ECNL Teams using Youth Soccer RankingsGP W T L Team35 31-03-01 MCLEAN YS ECNL14 11-03-00 FC STARS OF MASSACHUSETTS ECNL15 09-03-02 BOSTON BREAKERS ACADEMY ECNL30 15-09-06 FC VIRGINIA ECNL15 10-02-03 PENN FUSION SA ECNL14 03-06-05 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY ECNL22 09-06-07 BETHESDA SC ECNL UNION10 04-04-02 WORLD CLASS FC ECNL12 05-02-05 FC BUCKS ECNL20 09-06-05 MARYLAND UNITED FC ECNL15 08-03-04 CONNECTICUT FC ECNL 24 10-04-10 RICHMOND UNITED ECNL24 13-03-08 ALBERTSON SC FURY ECNL13 05-03-05 CONTINENTAL FC ECNL 11 06-02-03 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC ECNL 10 04-04-02 EAST MEADOW SC ECNL 10 02-02-06 FC BOSTON SCORPIONS ECNL11 04-03-04 FSA FC ECNL Top 25 Non-ECNL Teams using Youth Soccer RankingsGP W T L Team21 15-03-03 SJEB RUSH ACADEMY17 14-02-01 GREATER BINGHAMTON FC SELECT19 10-04-05 SOUTH SHORE SELECT FC AP10 08-01-01 PRINCETON SA IGFA NPL24 15-04-05 BRADDOCK ROAD YOUTH CLUB ELITE ACADEMY08 05-02-01 OAKWOOD SC ATTACK NPL 14 12-01-01 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SOUTH NPL28 15-04-09 ARLINGTON SA RED15 08-03-04 SUSA FC NPL24 19-03-02 SUSA FC ELITE 18 07-03-08 PREMIER SC NAVY STRIKERS 26 11-06-09 UNITED FC 1776 XTREME26 22-01-03 BEACH FC RED 22 12-04-06 NJ WILDCATS FURY NPL18 13-01-04 WATCHUNG HILLS NJ ELITE FLAMES06 05-01-01 FURY SC ATHLETICA 14 09-04-01 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED BLACK09 07-01-01 LIVERPOOL FC MA NPL18 08-05-05 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FREEDOM NPL 15 08-04-03 READING RAGE SC MORGAN12 07-02-03 FC STARS OF MASSACHUSETTS NPL15 05-05-05 CENTURY V SOCCER GOLD18 13-00-05 WORLD CLASS FC NPL 12 09-01-02 BAYSIDE FC BOLTS NPL 19 13-01-05 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC NORTHEAST NPL
Looks like PF was the only team to get anialated by So Cal Blues in Phoenix .I bet Tino is crying in his bowl of Wheaties .
I think it was a misprint
YSR ranks are a sham.
9-0 blowout maybe those PF girls should skip playing DA . They obviously aren't the 1% and can't play at that level .
It was not a misprint. 9-0 was the final score.
7:16 a little harshPretty sure they will be playing in their DA league, not out westThey will dominate in the northeast
6:57 is that because they are good or they playPA ClassicsCedar StarsVirginia DASpirit MDSpirit VAYou can say most teams would dominate vs these teams.PDA and FC Virginia top 2 teams in Mid-Atlantic followed by Penn Fusion
Penn Fusion will dominate? Dominate is not an accurate word. Do well maybe. Not as well as PDA or Virginia by any means so to say dominate is a bit wishful. They're last showing is telling that they have much to work on.
Missing kids and a showcase. Even in ECNL when you travel that far, everyone plays. They will be just fine.Sky isn't falling Henny Penny.
Hahaha it worked!!!I brought out the PDA "we're the best" and PF "missing kids and travel" comments!!!
A 9-0 loss needs way more excuses than that lol. Keep em coming!
8:51 Did you really just blame a loss like that on the kids off the bench? Wow! No wonder your parents have such a bad rep!
COME PLAY FOR PENN FUSION SOCCER ACADEMY!Where your sh*t doesn't stink but if your kid does you'll see it here on the blog!
Who did PF have out on the pitch Stevie Wonder,Ray Charles, and Helen Keller ?
All the 8:51 pm Penn Fusion post was saying is that it's not doomsday.
2:51 - hahahaha - or they may have been an army of blogging trolls. Are you getting any light in that basement, yet?
Penn Fusion results so far this season.0-1-2 vs Teams ranked 38+SO CAL BLUES ECNL 0 - 9BOSTON BREAKERS ACADEMY ECNL 3 - 3MCLEAN YS ECNL 0 - 27-1-1 vs Teams ranked under 38 ECNLORLANDO CITY YS ECNL 1 - 0WASHINGTON PREMIER FC ECNL 1 - 0WESTERN NEW YORK FLASH ACADEMY ECNL 2 - 0OHIO PREMIER ECNL 1 - 0MARYLAND UNITED FC ECNL 1 - 1ST LOUIS SCOTT GALLAGHER SC MO ECNL 6 - 2FC BUCKS ECNL 2 - 0CASL ECNL 2 - 1MARYLAND UNITED FC ECNL 0 - 33-0-0 vs Teams ranked under 38 Non-ECNLSJEB RUSH ACADEMY 2 - 0UNITED FA PREMIER 1-0BRADDOCK ROAD YOUTH CLUB ELITE ACADEMY 3-1
Here are the ECNL standings, the ones that matter to ECNL teams. And in THOSE games, only one hiccup. Not dismissing the score clearly, they have some work to do, but: FC Bucks ECNL U16 Won 2- 0 SLSG - MO ECNL U16 Won 6- 2 Maryland United FC ECNL U16 Draw 1- 1 Ohio Premier ECNL U16 Won 1- 0 Boston Breakers Academy ECNL U16 Draw 3- 3 WNY Flash Academy - ECNL U16 Won 2- 0 Washington Premier ECNL U16 Won 1- 0 Orlando City ECNL U16 Won 1- 0 So Cal Blues SC ECNL U16 Lost 0- 9 Currently, their Conference record is 2 wins 1 draw (only 3 conference games thus far). They are in 2nd place. Top 5 go to Champs League Play offs. Next two are wild cards where getting in is based on nat'l events/out of conference play. Like other sports, weight of overall/out of conference is not as much as in conference. ECNL tries to capture within a conference all the teams that play high school the same time. Some of the teams you mentioned are in ECNL season when many NE conference teams are in high school season. For instance, while NE teams are mostly in ECNL season, the SE teams are now playing high school. That is why it's hard to get a real read on all the games for all the teams because some are in season, deep into league season and some aren't. That may be another reason why GDA is taking high school out of the mix. Let's circle back to all of this in June.
I agree. As a former coach, looking at records to draw a conclusion about a team just doesn't really work as far as game time. You don't know who played, who wasn't available that day, how much certain kids did play, in what position, etc. Some have deep rosters and have to rotate. Some kids play, some sit out and some kids move up and down rosters. Post season is usually when this all flushes out.
I'm a euro and my team has a huge rosterThey play league gamesThey play Cup gamesThey play Champions league gamesGuess what the stars don't play every game but they still win.If the kids weren't any good they wouldn't be on the roster.Who cares who plays and who doesn't and how much they do the TEAM played.and in soccer it's all about the TEAM not the individual player. The team has 18 role players that play to WIN nothing more nothing less. Soccer is very simple it's just hard to play simple
Tell that to 8:51.
10:51 - so you are a paid euro professional? Congrats. A little weird being on a youth soccer blog, but.... Anyway, as all of your teammates are paid and under contract, I would hope that all are top players. Otherwise, your GM could be in trouble. But, that's not how it is in youth sports on most youth teams. Kids are still in the learning process.
PF parents need to stop making excuses for their teams beat down . 9-0 loss is inexcusable . The reality is their girls just couldn't measure up to the top talent that is out there.
Was on wrong age group re blog. Saw the below. Could affect our kids if soccer adopts soon as well. Thoughts anyone? Is this going to happen in soccer and when? "A Possible First Step in Curbing Early Recruiting? This week, the NCAA Division I Council will vote on proposed legislation that impacts just the sport of Lacrosse, but could be the first step to reforming recruiting in all sports. If approved, the legislation will take effect August 1, 2017 and restrict all recruiting interaction between prospects and Division I lacrosse coaches to not sooner that September 1 of a prospect’s junior year of high school. This proposed legislation affects both phone calls and on-campus visits: Phone Calls: The proposal would not only prohibit Division I lacrosse coaches from placing phone calls to recruits prior to September 1 of the junior year (as is the case currently), but would also prohibit them from accepting calls from recruits or the recruit’s relatives or legal guardians prior to September of junior year. On-Campus Visits: In addition, while lacrosse recruits and their families would still be able to visit a college campus at their own expense at any time they choose, Division I coaches and athletic department staff would be prohibited from having any interaction with recruits or families making an unofficial visit if the visit occurs prior to September 1 of the recruit’s junior year of high school. The provision of complimentary admissions to a campus athletic event during an unofficial visit will also be prohibited prior to September 1 of a recruit’s junior year. Again, if this legislation is approved, it won’t take effect until August and only impacts the sport of lacrosse at the Division I level, but it will be interesting to see if it leads to changes for other sports in the future. "
So the lax coach will just call the club coach, who will then pass on the info to the player, making more work for the club coach! This really isn't any different. Correct me if I am wrong but this doesn't change early recruiting.
So no more id clinics before junior year?Division I coaches and athletic department staff would be prohibited from having any interaction with recruits or families making an unofficial visit if the visit occurs prior to September 1 of the recruit’s junior year of high school.
Curious...any one apply for DA tryout at penn fusion and actually receive an invitation?Sent 10 days ago and no word.
Don't bother. DA spots already known including starting 11. Save your money.
A little different. What happens now is college coach asks club coach to have X player contact him. That is no longer allowed.
Correct. It just now it means there will be more back-and-forth between the club coach and college coach. They need to add no contact with family and youth coaches.
11:08 - don't listen to these boards. Reach out again. Any club worth it's salt is going to take a look at talent.
lol you don't know TM do you? Spots are sealed already.
Do you??? You probably thought they weren't going GDA, either.
TM always has his player deals all in order before tryouts.
Yes. He does..... The best you can hope for is a bench spot for your kid. Maybe they'll see part of a game or two.
You never know what the future holds and who may or may not come back. Why miss out on a possible opportunity?
Their roster is maxed out(too high) in ECNL now. What is happeneng to the girls who don't make DA at PF?
According to the US Soccer presentations given by some Clubs, all GDA rosters can have 16-23 players per roster as well as Developmental Players (DP).
7:49 - so that sounds like room on rosters; don't you agree? Some of the postings may be to scare off some new suitors and steer them elsewhere.
PF like taking kids from other clubs to replace what they already have each year because they don’t develop players. If for some reason players coming from outside clubs don’t workout they just sit them until they quit. This is also done to deplete opposing clubs roster numbers. 30 players on a roster not knowing if you will be playing on the second team, first team or no team each weekend. It's going to be great for youth soccer! Classics DA won't be any better. Unfortunately, there isn’t a properly run girls club in the Philadelphia area. Hopefully a pro club DA isn’t too far away.
I think it will take a couple years for any of the DA clubs to get established. They will either begin attracting players or dwindle away.So you think PF is turning away existing ECNL rostered girls and replacing them with outside players? That's cruel if you've been an existing player and have no clout.
For Penn Fusion & PDA they go back to last year's team combined 01 and 02 players.No clout 12:33 -I thought it was about the best players from with in or external to the club? My friend that is the problem with youth soccer or maybe youth sports to many people with clout. it shouldn't matter where a kid played last year if they are one of the best 20 they should make the team. According to you they shouldn't because a player has been with the club for years and is not top 20 material should have pull.9:59 top of the pyramid was ECNL so if they took other players they were better options and that is what they need to do as a top of the pyramid club. There should be no hate that's the name of the game. All clubs are run properly, parents want their kids at the top and there is nothing wrong with that, the only bummer is it's the top based on opinions of the people in charge of picking but is also part of the game.5:45 they play for another team in the club or find another club at their level.
Sounds like someone who has hurt feelings, 9:59. 30 kids on a roster? Have you hit your head. TGS rosters are on ECNL website have under 20 for U16 and 20 for U15. Have you checked other rosters for other teams? These are in the smaller range.
12:33 - Are you saying a club shouldn't grab a newbie just because they are new?
1:16 - you are correct in your breakdowns.
The problem with youth soccer is not building players from U8 to U14. PF WCUSC have always been poor in developing girls soccer players, even before there was a PF. Not good.
Sounds like you have an axe to grind. Get some coffee; work it out.
That's correct. They don't develop good players, they recruit good players .
So, if that's true, then there should be some spots available for new recruits.
As was mentioned earlier , TM makes his recruiting calls and offers his incentives ( playing time, position , , playing up, practicing up , attending training center, ID camp , acceptance into the Westown School ) before tryouts even take place . Tryouts are usually just a formality and nothing more .
Well my families' experience says otherwise. Shall I repeat in an hour as well?
And, players attend and are successful in many more schools other than Westtown. But, you seem to have SO much more information than those in the Club.
Here's a question.Any one on here ever have to fill out a coach evaluation?Curious...do the clubs want to know how coach is doing or is it all about results? I've been hearing alot of player blaming but whatever happened to a coach being removed when the team doesn't do well?
Sounds like 1am is still upset about his teams 9-0 beat down in AZ
Oh yeah 7:20, that must be it. Hahahaha. Wrong. But, thanks for playing.
9-0 is what's actually funny ! What a disgrace !
PA Soccer.1. PF GDA top of the pyramid 9-0 or what ever not going to change. Top 20 players from the 2002 and 2001 age group plus PAC as another equal option2. Players not making this team can stay and might get GDA not when team goes to 2002 and 2003 for one team and 2001 and 2000 for the other team the following year or try their luck at PAC.3. Players looking to play ECNl will have CFC Delco as an option since it looks like they will play in Dowington or FC Bucks.4. Players on other clubs that play ODP might make the jump and will take spots away. Players with siblings that are elite might make the jump as a package deal5. Other top players might start looking at clubs playing NL as that will be the only other option with an opportunity to play at the National level.6. others will stay local continue to train hard working on skills and attending college ID camps.You see an option for everyone, I'm sure other states are set up the same way.
Fair analysisEither way, gda clubs will take a awhile to buildUp to each to choose their path
Speaking of classics. My daughter wants to tryout there and has registered. the coach is listed as "tbd". All we're told is it will be announced soon but tryouts start this weekend.I'm a little leary of the existing coach after observing the team play so hoping it's not himAnyone with inside scoop?
It's not CC the current 01 coach nor is he an existing Classics coach.
11:04The problem is it's lies. Yes your kid may get him to recommend her for a tc but he will also have a hand in cutting her soon after. Playtime, position guarantees? Expect that to last about 3 games if that. Don't believe me? I say good luck. Seen it happen many many times.
11:37 lol for what?11:40 so do you know who it is? Worth switching clubs?
11:52 Depends. What club is your daughter at now? If she wants to play top level next year there are two choices. PF or Classics.
Saw the coach evaluation comment. This has merit. Has anyone had to fill out one other than for high school?
Coach evaluation is very funny. They are not well liked most of the time from my experiences. Let them be tough on your daughter and grow up a little bit is what I say. The evaluation would have to be mostly written in the end, so parent can explain their situations. Anonymous as well
11:04 You are correct , I've seen it happen many times as well . TM likes to play God . I've never been a big fan of his . He's very untrustworthy .
PF in general is untrustworthy. CS is just as bad a TM. If your kid is top 5 on team she will be fine. Beyond that you will see what people are talking about here. For next years DA team his top 5 already know who they are. The rest have one job. Get the ball to those 5.
Untrustworthy??? Are you serious? They are some of the best coaches in the soccer world. And have very good reputations with other clubs as well as college coaches. Either your kids didn't work out and you are saucey or you just don't understand the green grass. Either way, hopefully you are moving to another team that will best suit your needs. Btw - your/her spot will be gone in seconds.
Either you are too new or one of the fools who are currently falling for the lies. Or youre a coach. I'm sure any spot will be filled. Then next year replaced. Because THATS how it goes at PF.
9:43 - clearly you are not happy with how this is playing out. Plenty of soccer out there. Need to have reasonable expectations though. That is the biggest problem in all youth sports. Kids top out. Parents need to realize that. And some need therapy as well.
Oh and btw none of your list. Just someone who has been through all of this before and knows the deal. Need to see it for what it is; otherwise, YOU may take the fun out of it for your kid too. Sometimes a change is exactly what is needed; fresh eyes; fresh ideas; all of it.
Oh and the therapy comment was meant for the parent(s) not the kids.
Seems like some not happy. 8:54 - so what if the top on the team know who they are? That is how it works on most sports teams. That's not unique to any one club or sport; despite your assumptions. The players who stand out; know they do. You can't hide top scorers; top w/assists; top creators of chances; top defenders; top net minders. They pretty much are easily detected in all games. AND, also easily detected, the kids who dial down their play; don't go to the ball, don't make the runs, make repeated turnovers, check out during plays, don't show for the ball, etc.
Not a previous poster - just reading the recent posts. I'll add my honest two cents. Penn Fusion is frustrating and this may be the year my daughter decides to look elsewhere. No she is not a benchwarmer. They have one coach who I do like but he isn't either of the two in recent discussion. Those two knuckleheads don't give a damn about development. Many of the current 01 parents are desperate for their daughter to have a new coach after having the same one for 5 years. He is set in his ways, has his favorites and refuses to give opportunities to other players who are deserving.
See, spots will be available. Go to the try-outs people. And, despite this person's post, I saw the game in Phoenix. Coach wasn't dialing it in. Some of the players did.
Welcome to the world of capitalism and competition. Your daughter either rises to the top or she begins to fade away. Yes the coaches can have some of the blame but most of the work is up to your daughter.There is NO allegiance to your daughter if she has been with same club for many seasons. A coach will always get a stiffy when he sees a new girl and feels he can "steal" her from another club.As a parent of player in GDA club, my daughter has stood out for many seasons but I also see the coach's excitement as new players show up for training prior to our tryouts.Some coaches develop and sustain their team, others chase the new and exciting flavor of the month.
Next years coach at PF for the DA just led his current 01's to a whopping 9-0 loss in Phoenix! That should be enough to scare most away right there. 9-0 is inexcusable.
Well, as a parent of a kid who switched clubs, it was her choice. She wanted the better players around her to challenge her and make her better. And, they have. She wanted the better overall coaching for improvement. It has. So, she and I were just as excited about her choice of "new and exciting flavor" as they were about her. You are not at another club's training unless you and they have interest. That's how the soccer suitor world works. And, there was no stealing; especially when fees are involved. Her new club is better for her; hands down. It was spending money more wisely as a consumer.
7:42 - seems like you don't understand. Kids gotta play. Coach didn't do this. Kids did.
And, guess what, that game was still packed with coaches. I am sure they are waiting to see how that team responds.
We are talking 9-0. You're saying the coach has no responsibility there?!?!
Im pretty sure any coach there was writing down the numbers of those players who were demolishing PF.
11:55 - classic. After 5 years, it's not the kids, it's the coach. But, I stayed for 5 years because of the coach. Love it. btw, I know other kids even some within that club that would love to have that team's coach. Kids that play on his teams get invites to NT and more.
7:55 - you would think, but not the case.
Keep drinking that Kool-aid
8:08 - no kool aide, fact.
IMO any PF defender who lets their team get beat 9-0 is obviously get out played by far superior competitors . Which tells me they are no where near the top 1%. Kind of pointless to go DA and give up your life for a pipe dream
Finally, one thing you said that is correct. In YOUR opinion. Saw somewhere about empty barrels making the most noise. Kinda fitting.
How does the ball get to the defenders dimwit?Blaming one line of players is ridiculousHow about I say that it's obvious that the forwards and midfielders suck because they didn't keep the ball up attacking? Did they have any shots on goal?Hope you're not a coach
8:44 - Spot on.Probably worse, a player's parent who fancies him/herself a coach or expert.
lets face it , the whole team sucked !
Yep. That day, not good.
Common complaint at the highest level, " If your kid is top 5 on team she will be fine. Beyond that you will see what people are talking about here. For next years DA team his top 5 already know who they are. The rest have one job. Get the ball to those 5". That's everywhere. See it's impossible to keep every family on an 18-20 player roster happy.If you make the bottom 5 on the roster happy because you give them half of every game you make the other 15 families unhappy. Players 1-5 are unhappy because they think if the bottom 5 got 10 minutes or less per game the team would be more successful and they would therefore appear more attractive in US soccer's and top 20 college coach's eyes. The middle 10 don't like the bottom 5 stealing time from them and limiting their exposure. If you play the bottom 5 10 minutes a game, then their families often are absolutely furious and become poison. They even sometimes tell the other parents that the coach "hates" their child, is trying to ruin their future, is frankly an evil person. This poison spreads and half the team buys into the theory that the coach is evil. The team may even be less successful because the unrest spreads to the kids and everyone's enjoyment is affected. The happiest group however remain the top 5. Especially if the coach is actually yelling to the other players get the ball to V, W, X, Y or Z and they are showing well. So the vast majority of coaches decide that their best chance of success is to basically minimize the PT of the bottom 5 as much as they can before running into the poison situation if possible. Some parents lean toward poison and the threshold for setting them off is very low. If he's very, very, lucky the bottom 5 have pretty sane parents who are telling their kids to play hard and decide if they want to switch to another, clean slate, team next year. How many of PF players 10-15 are thinking of witching to PA classics or CFC to try for player 1-5?
I think this is the complaint in every club. The grass always looks greener. Sometimes it really isn't. I read complaints about all the other clubs in PA, MD, NJ, NY, etc. Same thing different parents and locations and leagues. So, is it the clubs or the parental expectations especially at this age? Little mia who was the star at U13/U14 may not be the same star at U16+. Parents have a tough time accepting the plateau. And, then put unrealistic demands on their child. Poor kids are getting pressure from coaches and parents and peers. And, they pressure themselves. Remember, kids are breakable. THe pressures they feel at this age are real. It's still supposed to still be fun you know. Don't take that away.
Tryout season is approaching! Are there any teams looking for players?
Top 5 players are already set at PAC too. It's obvious anywhere.
PF 01 is a decent team. Not amazing, not terrible. They were just out of their league playing So Cal. I wasn't surprised they were shut out but I was surprised they let 9 goals in. I would love to hear what happened that game. Obviously there's a PF parent here so care to share any insight?
Depends, 12:44Is she any good?Outside mid with wheels,maybe?
All PF players in the 10-18/20 range have to be looking to leave. Some of them know they will be replaced and the others know that even if they make the team, they will be riding the bench due to DA rules. In that case, I think you have to think really hard about moving to PAC or CFC
CFC is really good, always has been. PAC has had some rough times. I can tell you the coach makes all the difference. coaches cut, take on new girls, tell new girls parent she cannot be on team. She will only play half the matches. They have to adjust at half time. Do physical training, have a great goal keeper, I mean a great goal keeper at this age is needed. Many girls are same talent level, it just depends on how you coach, train, and again, what girls you take or cut.
@4/21 10:21amYour comments are spot on. Every point you made matches what I have witnessed in youth soccer.
CFC just brought on a new DOC from arguably the top youth soccer club in the country and are putting the finishing touches on a new first class all turf complex at the Proving Grounds. Great training from numerous top level coaches. PAC on the other hand is a great boys club.
And soon to be equal for the girls with the addition of the GDA. "Tbd" coach is said to be fantastic and they just added another turf field last year.
Well 7:52 we got to see how PF responded after that 9-0 loss. They lost again today in Boston. On the bright side seems like they'll be lots of open spots for the DA team. What they should be doing is replacing the coach.
9:34Turf sucks - or haven't you heard?
Grass fields are great if they are professionally maintained and you only play a couple games on them on the weekend, but they simply don't hold up to the rigors of daily training. Turf fields were a requirement for ECNL clubs as well as Boys DA for a reason. I've been to some immaculate grass complexes down south but here in the northeast they are few and far between. I've always felt crappy grass fields favored kick and run teams where as turf favors good passing teams. Guess that's why my daughter prefers turf.
CFC just brought on a new DOC that will have to focus on the boys and the verdict is still out on whether he will be able to handle the current mess. As for first class all turf complex at the Proving Grounds, the CFC ECNL program will be moving back to USTC. They will be more or less the B program for the PF GDA. There is going to be an effort to phase out boys and girls ECNL programs at the Proving Grounds and build the young teams out of USTC. They still will be using turf if that makes you happy.
@949 LOL with your alternative factsClearly you do not understand the role that Tee's plays in this and the eventual 4-6 additional turf fields that will be built there in the next two years.Still reeling from your most recent losses?Let the tears flow.They're barely teenagers.But, keep chasing those wins at the cost of development.Let me know how that works out.....
1:05 Top five players set at PAC??? I'm guessing your considering your daughter in that group? Gotta love the parent that knows everything yet in reality knows very little. You might know five girls that are headed to PAC and will most likely make the team, but you haven't a clue who the top five will be when that team plays its first game (or even at tryouts).
Got to see Jersey Shore Boca play today and they play a pretty good brand of soccer with a strong center mid a solid defenders. Do they have age groups all the way through as Boca or a result of smaller clubs coming together? Good parents on the sideline too (most anyway).
Another PF loss . 2-0 today . What's going on with that team ? Still think your girls are that 1% ?
Gotta love coach mommy and coach daddy self promoting at BOCA again. That team has changed clubs 4 times and I think their players and parents finally realize mommy coach and daddy coach are looking out for their own first and don't have pipeline of college coach connections. Two of their better players has been seen trying out together at a few clubs and they will not attract players with parents who know what is needed to get their kids seen by coaches. They have not done much at all in this season (fall and spring) nor did they go to Disney or CASL and based on their performance this year they won't be there next year either.
and CS is next years PF DA coach too. Why? Great walking advertisement they have going on there. 3 straight losses including one blowout. No wonder they have already offered out DA spots. Gotta get those commitments before anymore losses!!!
CFC girls teams and the boys ECNL are moving back to USTC. The parents have already been told in the town hall meetings. The teams 2002 and younger will train and play out of USTC. Alternative facts would be something other. People at CFC are being told the younger teams will play out of USTC. What isn't an alternative fact is that FC Europa and Lower Merion are playing out of Proving Grounds too. Proving Grounds will rent field to any group that wants to pay. What is a fact is that CFC owns a nice chunk of USTC. They own at USTC, not rent which is big. It's only a matter of time before CFC and PF come together and play our of Chester County.
8:35 Boca mommy and daddy coaches did win their bracket at NEWS this year, so they must have done something right. You can rip them all you want, but those girls play hard for them. Lost to a PA team today, but even in defeat they played hard right to the whistle. 9:17 in dreamland. Please let me know when anything said at a town hall meeting actually equals truth in the following year. The PF director has told NPL parents every year how its an opportunity for players to move up to the ECNL team (Zero girls so far in three years). How many times has the CFC coaches told parents that most of their practices would be held at USTC and just the opposite happened (every year. By the way, I have this car for sale and I'll give you a great deal on it (all highway miles) What would PF have to gain from a badly mismanaged club like CFC? Plus having PF give up their girls ECNL tag is sauce for the goose for a club like CFC.
PF GDA will be A-level and CFC Girls and boys ECNL will be B-level. CFC Boys DA play at a higher level than PF boys ECNL, so CFC DA is the A-level and PF boys ECNL the B-level. PF GDA will play at a higher level than that of the CFC girls ECNL, so PF GDA is A-level and CFC ECNL is B-level. It is pretty simple.NPL players at CFC and PF won't make the ECNL teams because they are low level players. They won't play ECNL. Right now there is an obligation for both CFC and PF to have NPL teams. So the parents are told that their child might have a shot of moving up to the ECNL team. Both clubs tell the parents that, however it isn’t a reality. NPL is a waste of time and money. As for USTC and Proving Grounds, maybe you can ask someone in person at CFC in two weeks at tryouts about the location of training and games next year. The tryouts that are taking place at....ummmm.....USTC...strange, why would they be holding tryouts at USTC for the first time in three years? Must be dreamland..
Yes BOCA won bracket #4 at NEWSS. Teams were not exactly world beaters.
8:35 pm which parent on the team are you? Just wonder since you think you know so much? If you are in the team please leave now! Is your kid one of the kids who has NO commitment and never show to practice? Please leave NOW we don't want you. Otherwise zip your lip because you are clueless
Daughter coouldn't make first tryoout last night...how was turnout at classics? New "tbd" coach around yet?
Classics coach will surely be better then CS from PF . What a mess his team is right now .
Approximately 170 there.
I'll say one thing. Penn Fusion may have more depth to pull from for their DA team but hands down Classics has the better DA coach!
170??Are you counting both 02 and 01 I take it?Perhaps PF existing team know what cuts are coming and their mental game has gone with it?Who is new coach at classics?
@9:17https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KjhIQKQpeU4ugX4nkNukcaRq5Q-DA8ViL7eEOIkEiA0/edit#gid=466099751Anyone can go to the CFC website and look up their field schedules. If they have tryouts in one location, that means they need to send all the practicing teams to the other location....Simply put, West=USTC and East=Proving GroundsYou will notice the U16 tryouts are May 1st and 2nd at USTC.All the fields at PG are full.What you heard at the town hall meeting is that one practice each week will be at USTC, one will be at PG, and there will be a functional practice to be held at the location of your choice. However, if location is an issue for say, players coming from Jersey or from NE Philly, a team can still have all training sessions at PG or vice versa if most players are out West. You obviously don't know 'why' certain teams rent from Tees and what kind of contract CFC has with the golfing center. But, keep spreading those alternative facts. Still trying to figure out why there is so much saltiness from the PF side of things trying to lay doubt and/or create chaos with CFC. You will be fine. Keep chasing those wins, they look great on your resume...
Why would PF and CFC merge again if it didn't work the first time??? PF doesn't need that mess.
Do you mean attempt a merge again? I think it would be a great idea and benefit both clubs as far as coaching and player pools and both have a good amount of fields and facilities. It could not happen previously most likely a big issue was that the DOC of Continental had accepted a position elsewhere. But since that position has been filled, maybe now talks will resume.
Why would CFC go out of there way to conduct a national search for Academy director, Technical director, and ECNL director if the plan is to merge??????It's also amusing that PF bought two of those roles.But, I'm sure they were properly vetted....
So who is this PAC mystery DA coach?
No one is saying there is a plan of a merger. It's just blogosphere speak. Would still need these heads even in a merger. A lot of leagues in those two clubs together, boys and girls.
Supposedly some new dude was there yesterday
Huh? New dude was where?
Classics is supposed to get this wonder coach for da
12:16 He is very qualified. The players will certainly be trained at a high level.
And his name is....?If he was there, why the mystery?
whoever the new classics DA coach is I'm sure he's got to be better than Craig S . from PF
So much love for the PF coaches. Tell me again what CFC has to gain from a merger?
Word on the street is Tino was a classics yesterday Just sayin
I here its a top guy from nj
3:27 - i know right? Venom. Funny what people say under the "anonymous said..." title.
Top guy from NJ??? I didn't know Classics was hiring the Boca Coach! So who let me guess who put out that Classics new DA coach is suppose to be legendary, hmmmm, maybe Classics themselves or the sewing circle that's trying out there. I see two combinations of parents on here, delusional and panicked. The delusional ones that think they have all the info and inside news (and of course their daughter will make the DA). Then there's the ones in a panic running to both Classic and PF DA tryouts and at the same time hoping if that falls through there's still CFC's ECNL team. Good luck to all and try to remember to let your daughter make the decision (you remember her don't you....your daughter)
If they are from Classics' area, maybe they are a quilt group instead of a sewing circle? lol
Could be doing circle jerk like you all?Classics is a future powerhouse
No TM wasn't at Classics last night. He was at confession. You know confessing to all his lies. He has to sleep somehow!!
Wow. Not sure what is causing your ulcer, but Buddy, you need to let it go. It's a sport.
German catholic?I think not
PF has obviously developed a widespread reputation for being an honest club focused on development of all it's players. Duhhh.
8:52 Future powerhouse?? You mean powder puff house! Your DA will be second rate at best and how good you think your secondary teams will be after those players get told they not good enough to be on the DA team? You think the next level of good players parents will stay there after their little Porcelain and Mercedes just received notice they weren't quite good enough to make the DA? Keep smoking that Lancaster County grass that the cows are fertilizing daily and you can believe anything. The turnover rate for the boys DA at Classics in like a revolving door at Macy's at Christmas, why would it be any different for the girls?
Unless you have specifics as to what development is; it's a range. No club says I'm going to make your kid a super star. And, most clubs develop soccer players. The levels are different, but they kids do develop.
Classics DA will be the place to be .
How many goals has PF scored in their last 3 games? How many against? I'll help you. 0 for and 13 against. Worry about your own kids club.
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