I like how almost every club has tryouts on the same day!
You should know who you want to play for! So does it really matter?
Slick your a dr.come on man no more pizza.
What happened to NJCSA in US Club State Cup? Why is there no score posted?
10:21 jealous you were not invited for a slice?
Can some please tell me who Slick is??
Slick has been at least two different people on this board for a couple of years, people are just crazy. He is a coach, a great coach, people just call people names like children do. What a shame. Keep up the great work Slick! :)
Got it. Kind of silly.
IGFA vs Stallions Sunday, shld be a good one !!
Njcsa lost the game by forfeit. Just click on where it says game 21 details in the bracket. DM is an absolute disaster once again. That team is not good but even they deserve better than him.
But they won Nationals last year, what are you talking about 12:15? And a forfeit, you have to be kidding me, why? NJCSA? That DM guy is always causing issues it seems
6 edp teams in a made up tornament doesn't make a national champ,get real
Holmdel takes one on the chin 7-0. Ouch. That is called karma for all the yonget years when LC ran up the score ton10-0 and then used to put balls on comes on the end line to really demeen the other team.
6:54 you know you shouldn't be on the blog
Wow! 7 - 0, could NJX not field a full team? That is a really bad showing for them.NJCSA forfeits in state cup! All because of a coach that continues to prove that he has no business anywhere near a soccer field. So because of him, his team can't compete and are eliminated from the cup.
NJCSA was only in the second tier cup anyway. They had no shot in the top bracket and would have been eliminated early so they tried to steal a false state cup champion label and karma bit them. Didn't belong there and karma knocked them out.
6:54 the doc of psa can't wait till they figure you out and push you out my illegitimate friend.karma is coming all over you.
1:53 Please tell me you are the parent of an 01 so that I know I only have a few more months of this! It is clear that your daughter was either cut or you left because she wasn't getting time on igfa. That's not meant as an insult, just a guess. Now you see that the grass isn't greener and you can't help but throw insults that are at a grade school level if that. My daughter left her previous club because we weren't happy. I have no need to throw insults back at them. But maybe that is because we are in a better place and see no need to blame her previous team for any current failures. As for igfa, how can you knock their success? And common sense tells me that the coach has quite a bit to do with that. Have you seen those girls play?! One last point, my daughter heard me discussing this blog and went on last night unfortunately! Her words were I am so embarrassed for the girls whose parents write this stuff. So why don't you show your daughter your posts and see what she thinks of them. Get back to us on that.
If you think thats good soccer....enough said
No wonder you are so angry. You don't understand the sport
Yes enough said . Next subject
Let's talk about how the flames will be destroyed in a couple of weeks
Flames have the best center midfielder in the state . Time to show that it was a mistake to let her go.
5:25 Why don't you tell us what team you are with so we can bring our girls to try out since you seem to be the authority on good v bad soccer
Wheres the guy who posts all the standings? he seems to be able to shut this jackass down every time
YEA HA FREEEEEDDDDOOOOMMMM!!!Lost 3-0
PDA Showcase Brackets + Schedule - https://tgs.totalglobalsports.com/public/master.aspx?eid=166
Shhh silent now....
My daughter plays on the U16 Stallions team and let me tell you...GFA U15 dominated our Stallions U15 girls today. I came early to watch because of all the chatter about how good this game would be. This game was a domination from start to finish. Don't get me wrong...our U15 team has talent but they were beaten and beaten soundly. No dog in the fight here...so just telling everyone what I saw. Both teams are definitely two of the top three teams in the state but there is a separation between the two teams. My 2 cents here.
@10:09 yes sure you are a u16 stallions parent just giving your 2 cents. Came out on a cold and rainy Sunday out of "curiosity" and then decided to post on the U15 blog. STFU you ain't fooling noboby. No dog in this fight though either. Just calling a spade a spade.
Whatever you say, not wasting time fighting with you over something so stupid. Still the facts remain.
Hey Administrator you are removing some comments but it seems you are forgetting some from last wek. Names and insults should be remove right? Please do your job properly
FEEE fiiiii foooo fummmm who is next in NJ fun fun fun
What's going on with COPA/ Lost to a team they beat 2-0 the week before, lost to TSF, lost to NJ Rush, getting killed by all top 5 teams.....sounds like the damn is leaking and there aren't enough fingers to plug the holes!
Copa lost to nj elite because no elite is one of the best team out there. The weeks before copa won out of pure luck , they were dominated by flames.Copa is a good team but flames is not in the top two teams in NJ.Final for New Jersey cup will be NJ elite vs STA.
Hey U16 Stallions parent (wink wink). Just checking in and want to make sure your doing ok after watching 2 games in the cold rain yesterday. Let me know if you want me to bring you a hot coffee to the next practice. #ChestThumpingIGFAParent
Wink , wink and... Yes another wink
7:53 Get out of the block with you bragging.... You are damaging the team and hurting its girls the most.
I watched the GFA vs Stallions game. The game was at the high speed. Both teams played tough and fast soccer. Stallions had a great midfield but offense and defense was just OK. GFA has fast and strong defenders, OK midfield (too many touches, slow distribution), and amazingly dangerous and effective offense. The 3:0 result doesn't reflect the possession and skills level. Teams are pretty close. I would say Stallions move ball better and faster in the midfield. GFA has very dangerous and killing/effective offense, defense like a Berlin wall, and great goalie. The state cup game can bring any result, especially since it is played on grass.
Pretty sure I know who posted and it was not a a gfa parent. He meant well but i knew when i read it people would think it was one of us. I am a gfa parent. We generally don't post but occasionally someone will lose their cool which is understandable given the dedication of the players ( our children!) coach and parents on this team and the insults that are slung at us.
To go and watch a game that is before yours..........ok it has been done before. To then post on a blog about the game that isnt in your normal vision........false
Let's talk about who will win NJ Cup and who is the biggest underdog! If Flames beat IGFA this coming weekend that will be the greatest upset in youth soccer history! I have never seen Flames play but they have garnered some success so they must be decent. I haven't seen IFGA play but they've been at the top for a long time now and don't lose very often. Will STA win their half of the bracket? STA hasn't been getting the results they've been used to in the past. All in all it should be an exciting and fun weekend for NJ Cup!
Both teams are very good and 8:41 gave a pretty fair assessment of the game as a whole. Both teams played hard and the weather was miserable for everyone involved. Great players on both teams for sure and both represent NJ well. No need for all of the hate. Just two groups of hard working girls that gave it all they had. GFA won the game...and convincingly so...but Stallions also put in one heck of and effort as well. Good Job girls!! There are 3 teams that play at this level in NJ...and you play on two of those teams. Be proud...you all work hard!!
I will keep it regional/national since you guys got jersey covered.2016 REGION I CHAMPIONS LEAGUE** Qualified for 2000 (U17) National LeagueFC VIRGINIA UNITED ELITE 00 CENTURY V GOLDHBC IMPACT 00NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FREEDOM NPL The same 4 teams will have a playoff with the winner joing all the NCS State champs in West Virginia.
2016 REGION I CHAMPIONS LEAGUE** Qualified for 2001 (U16) National LeagueBRADDOCK ROAD YC 01 ELITE 1776 UNITED FC XTREME SOUTH SHORE SELECT U14 ELITE GREATER BINGHAMTON UNITED FC 01 SELECT
YEEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAA GFA beat Stallions 3-0
Qualified for U17 (2000) National League1 Midwest United FC 01 Royal (MI)2 Cincinnati United Gold 00/01 (OH-S) 3 OFC 01 Phillips (OK) 4 HBC Impact 00 (NY-E) 5 FC Pride 01 Elite (IN) 6 Sunrise Sting 00/01 (FL) 7 Campton United Navy (IL) 8 Legends FC 00 (CA-S) 9 FC VIRGINIA UNITED ELITE 00 (VA)10 CENTURY V GOLD (PA-W)11 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FREEDOM NPL (NJ)12 HBC spot becomes an OPEN slot----------------------------------Qualified for U16 (2001) National League1 Tennessee SC 20 (TN) 2 PSG MI Gators 02 Orange (MI) 3 Legends FC 01 (CA-S) 4 South Shore Select Elite (MA) 5 Cincinnati United Gold 01/02 (OH-S) 6 Greater Binghamton United FC (NY-W) 7 Michigan Jaguars 02 Green (MI) 8 United FA 02 Premier (GA) 9 BRADDOCK ROAD YC 01 ELITE (VA)10 1776 UNITED FC XTREME (PA-E)11 SOUTH SHORE spot becomes an OPEN slot12 GREATER BINGHAMTON spot becomes an OPEN slot
NYCSL NPL 2015-2016Top 4 qualify for post seasonPTS (games left)22 (3) Princeton SA NPL-0020 (2) Intense Soccer Academy NPL-0019 (2) Massapequa Soccer Club NPL-0017 (3) Quickstrike FC NPL-00--------------------------------16 (2) NJ Stallions Academy NPL-0013 (3) STA NPL-0012 (3) New York Soccer Club NPL-00ELIMINATEDManhattan Soccer Club NPL-00NJ Crush FC NPL-00Brentwood Youth Soccer Club NPL-00Match Fit Academy NPL-00New York Rush NPL-00
Northeast Girls NPL (2015-16)Top 4 qualify for post seasonPTS (games left)27 (8) PDA South 00 NPL26 (6) FC Stars of Mass 00 NPL23 (4) Connecticut FC 00 NPL22 (5) PDA North 00 NPL --------------------------21 (5) Penn Fusion SA 00 NPL 17 (5) Match Fit Academy 00 NPL 17 (4) Continental FC 00 NPL16 (6) World Class FC 00 NPL15 (4) East Meadow SC 00 NPL13 (6) FC Boston 00 NPL 9 (5)FC Bucks 00 NPL ELIMINATEDFSA FC 00 NPLAlbertson SC 00 NPL
Eastern Development Program - NPL Division (2016)Top 2 qualify for post seasonPTS (games left) GDNorth10 (5) +4 NJ WILDCATS FURY4 (2) +1 TSF ACADEMY 00/01G----------------------------------3 (3) +0 ALLEYCATS OCICATS 00/01 - NPL3 (3) -6 NJCSA IMPERIALS0 (3) -8 JERSEY UNITED SOCCER SPARTANS 00/01G ASLSouth9 (3) +10 SJEB '00G NPL9 (4) +5 NEW JERSEY RUSH 00 GIRLS NPL----------------------------------3 (3) +1 FC COPA ACADEMY G00 NPL ROMA3 (3) -5 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 00 GIRLS0 (1) -2 MARYLAND RUSH RUSH 00G NPL
Hey Slick,dont worrie when you get to West Virginia the good old boys will show you how to really squeal.
@11:03. Seems like the USYS is grouping all the current U15 teams qualified for the national league in the U17 (2000s) group. I would assume not all these teams will be playing up next year. So they should be placed in the U16 national league instead. Not sure how the USYS is going to handle this transition year. It's going to be a mess.
It's spelled worry you J.O.
HEY @May 2, 2016 at 12:19 PM your kid still riding the bench? Think she'll make the Stallions?
@12:56pm -- U15 teams are qualifying to play U17 in National League next year. If they want their spot, they have to play U17. It's pretty clear how USYS has laid it out.
Did Cedar Stars get beat 7 - 1 yesterday? Wow, why you pay to play for that person running that team?
It is girls soccer, relax.
Very relaxed! So is the team that just won 7 - 1. Are you relaxed? You must be on that team and trying to justify in your mind that you made the right choice..............for your daughter.
Good point raised earlier ----Can you share where teams will play next year?2000or 2001May know some players looking for spots at both birth years
My daughter playing both,because she is that good
Seriously Would like to know where teams will be playing2000 or 2001. For once can this blog be a positive experience?
4:02 I think that is a legit question. The poster said they may know some players looking for spots. If playing 2000 or U17 to much for a young 2001 no? or if playing U16 or 2001 then 2000 can't try out. I thought it was a fair question and a very positive post. The big clubs have no questionsPDA, MF, NJ Rush/SJEB have enough players to split teams. IGFA and NJ Stallions not very strong on the U14 front so their may be opportunities for these teams to add some quality players if they go U16 or 2001.Why did you think that was negative?
Every team will split to 01 and 00 next year so if you don't like your club then go tryout somewhere else. No teams are staying 100% in tact. Everyone starts over.
thanks 5:42 - on the u14 board some poster said that the current u14 teams are jumping to u16 - so I can see where the question came from. Sorry dudes but I love posting regional/national results to give the posters a one stop shop for results. Not big on the local/state events as we have posters from many different states that post. So i give you guys results as i really can't comment on any of the teams as I have not seen them play. So just saying i'm not this slick guy or some stallion dude just an idiot that loves posting results and keeping an eye on his new board
this is slicks board,dont post that crap
IGFA and NJ Stallions both playing up at u17 next year.
Who makes the decision to play NJ Cup games in Holmdel? Probably same idiot who decided on Pittsgrove for President's Cup!
GFA couldn't beat their own u16's last year. what makes anyone think they'll be able to compete an age up? That team is mostly young 00's. That's why they are as dominate as they are in NJ playing against mostly '01's
As for playing up it levels out by this age. If you are a strong player or team shifting up or down a matter of 8 months at this age doesn't make a big difference.To that point if your daughter is playing hs, college or on the national team she will be playing up by a whole lot more
7:39 you miss another opportunity to shut up. You are hopeless.
7:55 you seem to have your head on straight - what should a player do if they are on a strong team (18 players deep), each player brings something to the table and the coach will play his/her core and then rotate the other strong players. Is it better to play 1/3 of the game on a strong team or 2/3 of the game on a team not as strong (Match Fit) but they play in high exposure showcase events where it really doesn't matter how good the team does it's all about the player getting 30 minutes more on the field to showcase what she can do. I know it's more complicated then that, just wanted to read your opinion and some of the others. training won't be an issue as you can supplement with many good options
what is your issue with the Holmdel fields? Field? Location? Other?
All 2000 players playing u17 next year are not playing up; they are playing age appropriate based on the new soccer year guidelines. If a 2001 plays u17 next year then they are playing up.
Good question about playing time. I think some would say it's all about playing time and others might say better to be on a strong, deep team. I see benefits to both - But think Players grow and learn in games and I think there is a psychological benefit to being a leader / critical player rather than being one of the pack and getting subbed out for half the game. The grass is always greener, though!
Play dont sit. It is going nowhere anyway so you might as well play and have fun.
8:47 There is no right answer to that. Advantages and down sides to staying as a sub or leaving and being a starter. If it were my daughter I would leave her where she is if she is continuing to grow as a player and gets that 1/3 of the game. College coaches do pay attention to what team you are playing for and at what level. I also believe that the id camps are going to be so much more important with this birth year change because the first year is going to be a bit of a mess in terms of identifying the new strong teams and having proper placement at showcases. Unfortunately it is a crucial year for our girls in terms of recruiting. But do your homework. How did the current graduating class at your club do in terms of placement in college programs? Regardless of the level of that team, are they placed in programs that seem accurate for their level? Without starting a war, I am not sure how MF is viewed by the colleges these days. They used to have a very good reputation but I just don't hear as much about them. No matter what, it is up to the individual player to get herself seen in every way possible.
8:47 - are you implying you would need to supplement MFA's training? That it isn't good enough?
Holmdel Field are nice, sometimes the grass is on the longer side. Central part of state, convenient for teams to travel to from all areas of state. Good choice for US Club state cup semi final and finals! IMHO
Thanks to allNo saying anything about MatchFit replace MatchFit with FC Bucks or EastMeadow. I just used a NJECNL club for question that's all - you make what you will of it. I basically said that if someone was to say their training is sub par there are other options to get training while playing double the time. Not trying to take a shot at any team. All about the scenario and the struggle to do the right thing.I thought it was all about the training and being part of a strong team, but then thought about it really hard. What is the advantage of playing on a team where your kid is a role/depth player playing 1/3 of a game when they can play 2/3 of the game in the same tournaments in the same flights. This is why used MatchFit. We can sub out matchFit with any team/club that's not important, the team can be sub par but if your kid is playing 2/3 of the game in major showcase events as of today there is so much more opportunity for your kid to showcase themselves they may not win as many games as a team but for the individual is that better?My kid is still U14 so you guys are 1 year ahead of the game and my kid is getting throw into the u16 world on the younger side.Again thanks for the posts. I am the idiot that posts the league standings and the race to finals trash.
You are not an idiot, but 100% too involved. It is easy to see that you care waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much.
He cares way too much? How do you figure? Because he takes away from the whining of a waaaaaay over the top bitter parent on here? I for one am glad he showed up. This is a soccer blog. His posts are appropriate. i actually wish he went deeper into stats and posted the rankings from youth soccer rankings usa.
11:18 I normally do, just save that for tournaments to compare flights, Delco and PDA will follow in a few days11:06 You might be right, just following the sport that my kid loves like it's the NWSL it's crazy fun for me maybe not for you guys.
Agreed and we can all help each other and our daughters here. A similar debate we are having in our family for older daughter who is a sophomore: Does she give up Captain role of lesser team for a position on a stronger team or at this stage in HS is it better to stay put and have the captaincy on applications? Any advice?
play 2/3 of the game on any top level team that plays in top tourneys or leagues. This is what is best for your daughter.Its the simple. 2/3 on atop average team is better any day for exposure than 1/3 on a power house.When the top average team plays the power house, the only thing that matters is how that individual player did in that game. The score of the game does not matter to the coach. time on the field to perform will make all the difference.Keep it simple. Don't complicate matters.
Looks like the MF girls are on the move with the location change of moving them up North.
who is Slick?
So which is better for overall soccer college and ID success? Being the top player on a less successful 20-40 ranked ECNL team. Playing the whole game. Coach Ok but not spectacular. Other kids a level below. Or play 1/2 game on a top 10 ECNL nationally team with a great coach and great players. Assume the social aspect and distance is the same for both.
Just by nature of the question, you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about in regards to ECNL. Which is fine, because as the saying goes, you don't know what you don't know.You may be correct in assuming that your little Mia can jump on a top 20 ECNL team and you would be correct to assume that she would be riding the pine. If you think just because the ranking of a current team reflects the talent and that if you joined a lower ranked team that she would be a starter and play a majority of the minutes...you are crazy.For example in the last week everyone has been buzzing about GFA and Stallions. Let's take GFA since everyone likes to talk about how great a team they are...in ECNL you are playing a team like that EVERY WEEK on Saturday and Sunday.Rankings have nothing to do with talent level in ECNL. If you are a bench player for the Boston Red Soxs can you just join the NY Yankees and take a starting spot from someone?If you are in the ECNL for college exposure you are in the right place...getting ID'ed is still very political even in this league.If your daughter has started filling our college questionaires one of the first boxes is "are you playing in the ECNL"...not are you on a top 20 ECNL team.
2:47 i get your point they are all good, but I'm going to add to the 2:28 poster's question.is it better to play 2/3 of the game on a team that plays in the showcase events/North American Cup or is better to play 1/3 of the game and be in a rotation on a team that plays in the Champions league with a shot at the ECNL title?
1:55 just go away we are taking serious stuff for a change. This is what a blog is for . We understand how miserable you are but really is boring and stupid. Just go away
2:47, you are spot on. My dd is a top player on one of the top non ECNL teams in the region, she started filling out those college questionnaires last fall and couldn't believe the focus the coaches had on ecnl(not what her current club had told her). It was basically "which ECNL event can we come see you at?" That was our first wake up call. The second was when she went to train with the closest ECNL team. They are close to the bottom of their standings and I thought the quality would be a step down from her current team but hey what were a few loses in exchange for the better college exposure? Those ECNL girls were on a different level all right but not what I thought! It's no wonder the colleges are focusing the majority of their attention toward the ECNL events. Even the players on the lowest ranked teams are superior soccer players to many of the top non ECNL squads. Fortunately my daughter is technically and tactically a great player(imho). Girls who have been getting by solely on athletism, which is what I have been seeing in a lot of top non ECNL teams are going to be in trouble trying to get recruited.
Well 247 my dd is already on a "showcase/NAL" team and is thinking of moving to a Champions level team. The rankings to which I refer are the tab for champions league on down showing ppg stats. Not got soccer garbage. Not going into this naïve and blind. Looking for opinions to incite further thought as it comes down to the wire.
For the patent who asked should my kid leave a lower team as captain to play on a higher level team the answer is easy. If she is good enough to play on a higher level team then you go there. Being captain is nice for the player but who cares if you are captain of old bridge or jersey nights amd no one comes to see you play in lower brackets of lower tournaments.
To say that the bottom ECNL teams are filled with better players is false. Take a look at albertson and east meadow at the level or FC DELCO too.
Wow what's with all the ECNL propaganda today. Don't take the bait folks. Strong non ecnl teams have and will continue to beat all levels of ecnl teams. Their players are just as good or better. They will also get the same college exposure because they should be playing in the top flights of major showcases. Besides ECNL is not going to be the same next year with the introduction of the girls DA. All their top talent will look to move over.
I think it's pretty obvious. Matchfit tryouts this week and they need players. The age changes and the move up north is hurting them so they need to prusuade...more like deceive people into thinking that they are superior. Classic MB tactic. Stay away people. That organization is run by criminals and the training is at the level of your local travel team. But hey, at least you get to check that ecnl box...
PDA is the place to be!
If you are a good player, coaches will see you.
PDA U16 attacking and midfield players are all 00. I don't see too many U15 making this team in these positions.
MF playing games again. Funny how kids don't play much all year or don't start any games and when tryout time comes they get rostered and play and maybe even start. Now mommy and daddy who were frustrated all year think wow she has finally shown the coach she belongs so they sign up for next year and pay their deposit to go right back to the bench or not being rostered. DB and other MF coaches are iinfamous for this.
Trying to get an understanding of the level of play of some non-ECNL teams in the region not named IGFA or NJ Stallions or HBCHow would you rate these teamsA: Above averageB: AverageC: Good teams but struggle sometimesCOMMACK SC ACADEMY 2000 GOLD (NYE)NVSC JR. MAJESTICS '00 (VA)STA MORRIS UNITED NPL (NJ)
Here is my breakdown of the best non-ECNL teams in the region:1. IGFA (Can play with any ECNL team in the region and their record proves that)2. HBC (not as much success vs. ECNL, but can compete with any ECNL team in the region)3. ISA (very good non-ECNL team, 3rd best underrated IMHO)4a. NJ Stallions (very good non-ECNL team, but a shade behind ISA)4b. NEFC (Very good non-ECNL team, on par with Stallions)After those 5 their is a big separation to the next level of non-ECNL teams. That group would include...SUSA FC LONG ISLAND CommackPremiere StrikersSTA 00SJEBSAC PremiereI have seen all of these teams play in person and most of them multiple times. So this is based on what I have seen. All the teams on this list have very talented players and a lot of them could play ECNL if they chose to go that route. The ECNL political BS is not for everyone. For those who have found success in ECNL, that is great and you should be proud of your daughter. She has worked hard and deserves all the fruits of her labor. For the girls on these other teams, you should be proud of them as well. They work hard and playing the game they love, which should make every parent(even some of the sickos on this blog) happy. Slinging mud, calling out coaches, players and organizations like you do every day on here is quite sad. Remember one thing...this is about your daughter/daughters. It's not about someone else's. Enjoy it now...because in a few years this will all be over when your daughter heads off to college to start the next chapter of her life. Good luck to all of these kids! It has been and will continue to be a pleasure to watch you play!!
10:26 thank you - from what I've been able to read so far IGFA, Stallions & HBC were top teams. I wanted to look into the claim that 5:03 made by giving you guys some stats. However, I am unfamiliar with this age group and we can't go off of just your 5 need a bigger population
3:31...you still dont get it and doubt you are in the chase. If you were you would know there are still a ton of games to play before we get to San Diego and the rankings shift up and down every week. PDA is running away with this conf this year, but they are built to win this year. They are heavily weighted with 00's and those player will have a hard time making the older PDA gunner team that has a majority of 00's.Btw, the old saying if you are good enough they will see you is stuff non ECNL DOC's say to their players and parents.Pick any of the major tournaments a non-ECNL team can play Jeff Cup, stars of mass, bethesda, delco. Take a look at the college coaches attending. Coaches will be there whether you are in the top bracket or third bracket.Now look at the college coaches attending a typical ECNL event.There is no comparison.Just the facts, blind to say otherwise.
Why are ecnl teams playing non ecnl teams at pda showcase?
12:29If you are doing it right you only need certain college coaches to see your daughterAnd this can be done at their camps - and then by invite (your daughter inviting them)If you want to take pot luck - be seen by more coaches, many of whose schools dont interest you, I agree with your post
Many college teams out there, they all need to fill a roster of 30 or more girls on a team. Many girls stop playing in HS a big number stop playing upon graduation. There really arent enough quality athletic girls to go around so playing college soccer as a girl is really not a big deal. My daughter played D2 soccer and honestly she was not that good at all. Stop worrying about where you will play soccer and focus on your grades. Get into the school that will actually do something for your career.
ECNL certainly carries some credibility for the college coaches but if you think they will pass on a better non ECNL player to take a player just because she is from an ECNL team then you are mistaken. Looked up the top NJ teams at U 18. Stallions players and Princeton players (top 2 on gotsoccer for what thats worth but both are strong teams) did impressively in terms of college programs. PDA always has an impressive placement. They are not just ECNL they are one of the top ECNL clubs like it or not. So let's talk ECNL outside of PDA vs non ECNL teams. Look at Matchfit, World Class, Albertson and where those players are committed. In the end the best players were recruited to the best programs regardless of what league they played in.
Well MF has 21 girls from this years grad class of 2016 going D1, not sure about the other 2 you mentioned. Do yourself a favor, look into any college team that made the tournament last fall, take a look at their recruiting class. A number are 100% ECNL. Just about all are 75% or higher, and it's just getting worse. Coaches from the top programs are consolidating their recruiting efforts around ECNL games and events. Heck it's not uncommon to have college coaches showing up at practices. I'm not saying it's right, or even good for the game, but that's the trend. And when the DA gets up and running the focus of the top schools will shift to them. If the ECNL still exists they will get the second tier programs recruiting from their teams. Good luck to everyone else. You will have to work really hard to get your kid the same level of exposure.
The players on the top college teams are from top programs. Top established clubs, PDA,Michigan Hawks.Eclipse,CASL, Stars, etc. You see those names over and over. It is not because of the league they are in but because those established clubs have tons of talent. The idea behind the formation of ECNL was excellent. Unfortunately the criteria required, while it had a purpose, prevented many top teams from playing in that league. Stallions Dynamite a perfect example. I counted 19 D1 schools for those girls. These college find the best players period and every player has to work to get seen unless you are a national player. Look at the bottom half of the teams in ECNL and see how many of those clubs show up in these top programs.
Anyone have insight on the Matchfit tryout last night? Will current players be returning?
Yes, they say they will but what does that matter. Everyone is out for themselves this time of the year.
Not all MF kids returning due to the change in location up North. Multiple families not willing or able to pull that off for practices during he week.
Penn Fusion with commits to Virginia and Penn State. They haven't come close to a ECNL championship, but have a reputation for developing individual quality players. Dilutional effects in PA keep them from being able to field consistent enough quality to win championships. Top clubs routinely send players to top schools, but there are pockets of clubs like Penn fusion funneling a few kids to the highest levels each year.
Those MF south kids are lucky they've been taken off the hook! MF sucks anyway!
D1 soccer for girls is not a pipe dream, there ave barely above average girls playing D1 soccer and committing all the time. There are many levels of D1 teams.
PDA Shore Fusion will look much stronger this fall. Lots of strong players at tryouts. Question is will some of the younger 2001 players be able to hang at U16
@1:16 PM the answer is NO!
@1:16 they would need a complete facelift.
11:29 Penn Fusion mostly recruits talented kids from other clubs . They rarely develop them .
4:04 they don't need to develop them -they play ECNL and that is currently top of the pyramid, in theory they give kids a chance to play vs the best so the kids that think they are ready or recruited as you like to call it come over and take minutes away from kids that they are better than- then those kids go to another team and take minutes away from other kids and so on and so on - we all know that's the name of the game. As we like to say in the hood it is what it is my friend.
May 4, 2016 at 10:26 AM. You must be from IGFA. I just looked at Jeff Cup Bethesda beat you pretty easily, while they tied HBC. Then I noticed that Igfa lost to HBC in that tournament too. Seems like HBC should be ahead of you.
HBC played Igfa 4 times : Igfa won 4-2 and 5-1 and 2-0 and lost one time 1-0.If you want to create problem at least get your facts straight. You mentioned bethesday but not pen fusion or CASL or world class or PDA Look at their record vs Igfa and then you get why they are positioned there.if you do not agree not a big deal , put whoever you want in your list. Everybody can have different opinions. I think I am allow to have mine too. You say I am from Igfa for the same reason I say you are from HBC .
Old news IGFA mom. IGFA was 1-4 vs. Brick Fury but you don't mention that.
rugby and kick and run special,big girls push and knock down smaller girls,no soccer skills....you will see at u17 against bigger and stronger girls,you will struggle...just my opinion...I think I am allowed to have one
When they were u12 yes. Maybe not 4-1 though. But they lost couple of games few years ago. You are absolutely right. I do not understand why there is the need to create a case based on a list. Write your own list and out Igfa at the bottom since they lost games with brick and put brick on top of your list . Or anybody you want. No problem .
Bigger girls push and knock down smaller girls " lol you really never saw the team playing . Lol all good I understand it makes you feel better to be ignorant.just my opinion
11:29 Too bad your kid can't play on MF. 21 D1 kids - yeah they suck. You're a moron.
Why so much hate again. Let's see what happens on Saturday. What will your flames do? How will they try to survive? There is no doubt that there are teams that are better but one thing for sure how many NJ teams outside of ECNL have had their success? You chastise, insult and bash what these girls have done over the last four years and your daughter's resume includes what? Verses who? Winning EDP second flight as we learned is not anything special. You lost to the Barron's badly and we did too? What top teams have you played and actually won? Copa, Wildcats , NJX.... They are not top teams. You have yet to face an ecnl team! Flames, really we are talking about the flames? Super group and flames don't mix.
Usual troll. Always here to create issues. Just go away. You always come up before a game to provoke then the game doesn't go the way you hoped and you are pissed and quiet for two days , then you cannot resist and you come back before another game. Everybody knows now that is always you. Always ! You question and answer yourself just to create problems . Just let the girls play and relax. Your daughter is not a good player so why you are getting so crazy about it. Enjoy some time with her and stop bothering others
D1 and girls soccer = easier then you think
JH back promoting Brick Fury ---- Glory Days ----Move on Jack A$$
NJ ELITE FLAMES (NJ) is ranked 334 by YouthSoccerRankings USA with a score of 33.82. To compare that score to the number 1 team in the country at this age according to this website they are 4.96 pt's less than CINCINNATI UNITED SC CUP GOLD (OS), so if Vegas was to give a spread using this data they would be +5 vs CUP (ouch). Okay they are not a national league level team, maybe in NJ? So let's compare to NJ teams by league36.58 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (NJ) [ECNL]36.30 PRINCETON SA IGFA NPL [NYCSL NPL]36.18 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY HORNETS [NorthEast NPL]35.42 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FREEDOM NPL [National League]35.19 SOUTH JERSEY ELITE BARONS NPL [EDP NPL]Nope but they are avery good non NPL EDP team,3rd best in NJ. So let the guy/gal/kid have some fun they might not be a regional powerhouse andgoodenough locally that they can compete for a state cup title that could send them to a regional/national event for them to get a taste of it. 33.98 FC BERNA LEGACY BLACK33.96 FREEHOLD SL UNITED33.82 NJ ELITE FLAMES (NJ)If you are a GotSoccer person they are still behind Stallions, IGFA, SJEB, PDA Splash, but they are ahead of the other EDP teams that are not NPL and the PDA B team.I say Enjoy and have fun.
Go nj elite . State champions your heard here first!!! Let's goo!!!!
IGFA will be upset tomorrow! 2 reasons, IGFA coach is a D bag and midfield sucks! Drops the mic and walks away!
Good luck to all the teams playing tomorrow. Especially NJ Elite Flames...since you need it the most. YIKES!!
Flames need more than luck!
8:45 so let me guess. Your daughter is a midfielder and played at igfa and the coach didn't start her? ok can we put this subject to rest now that we are all clear. In reference to 8:27 here is the link http://youthsoccerrankings.us/
COPA COPA COPA!!!!!!
9:29 go ahead answer yourself this question lol. Is only you and yourself. Go an enjoy your family and stop being so miserable.
Thete is only one team that plays the top teams in region 1 and its you knpw who it is!!!!
The fire is lit and the FLAME is starting to burn.
State cup updates?
NJrush 3-0 PDA shore ... Nj rush is a ok team coached well looked organized ... Now for PDA shore...The coach has no clue at PDA ... Coach is way over his head ... Game starts at 1:30 he gets there at 1:05 ... Game day preparation is a big fat zero ... Same line up same results PDA doc please sit down and talk to parents no girls have improved under his coaching a matter of fact the girls have regressed there training sessions are a joke same way how you got rid of U14 coach do the same ... With this age group it's not working for him and the girls .
GFA plays final tomorrow with SJB - like last year!
IGFA win ... Hands down man down momma there goes that team .
GFA is very good, proving once again in early May. The run continues, however there heads cannot be too big to fit through the door until they win tomorrow, then, then they are kings again.
8:29 and 8:41 you never shut up, no matter what you always have to say something stupid and negative. Your hate is eating you alive . Go and enjoy your family if you have one , tomorrow you do not have a game so you can sleep in.
Barons champions ! Let's go. Let's give a lesson!!!
In the end, the two best team made it to the final again. Both teams played a great game,congrats to GFA girls pulling out a 2-1 win.
Gfa. Kings again. On way to Nationals again.
Belite state champion!! Great job. What a great team, well coached. This is a team that will be one of the best out there pretty soon.
Belite - champuons? What would be the score if they play real state champions?
What's the mercy rule? That would be the score!
Belite lost to Copa 3:0. Look at the Copa's result with the top nj teams. Simple answer.
When a player gets hit by a hard shot from less than 3 yards away it is not an intentional handball. They are probably taught to try to hit their hands to get the penalty kicks! Whatever - it was NOT an intentional handball and a red card was a ridiculous call. Hate when a ref decides the game. They should be there at the game, but not be in the game.
Belite/ nj elite , best two teams in NJ this year with all the changes .
Learn how to defend and maybe you would have 11 players on the field. It was a handball, the ref called it that way and the player allowed the ref to be involved by not playing in proper position.
Officiating at NJ Cup was horrible!
Administrator you are missing another comment that needs to be deleted. May 6 please look and take care since you seem to clean only some
I cannot see how being in between an attacker and the goalie is not the proper position, but apparently you also think hitting the player right in front of them with the ball is a good shot so your judgement is questionable. No problem with issuing a penalty kick, but to affect the outcome of a championship game two minutes in for something so dumb is crazy. Good for your girls for holding on to win, but with your five subs against a team a player down with no subs, they should have really blown them out. The game was on the line until about 5 minute left when a breakout off a set piece gave you the second goal. I hope you thanked the ref.
What game was this hand ball in?? How did it affect the outcome? Just wondering since I was not at said game.
IGFA was the beneficiary of many bad calls!
As a defender you are taught how to stand and where to put your arms while inside the 18. Either your player was not taught or did not listen, either way they were wrong. It is not anyones fault that you didnt have subs, maybe you should have more dedication.
Just the second tier cup, but for those girls it was their championship. If she put her arm out to block the shot, I could understand it, but there wasn't even time to protect herself from a direct hit - no way it was intentional. Just plain bad call that clearly determined the outcome.
So Belite parent, do you think it was worthy of a red card?Do you think the red card affected the gsme?
Ref was same both ways for GFA Barons game. Great game by both clubs, GFA came out ahead on this day, could have gone either way.
GFA was the beneficiary of bad calls...LOL!! If the GFA goalie doesn't slip in the mud you do not score a goal. SJEB did a great job hanging on in the 2nd half. I give those girls credit for that. If GFA capitalized on a few more of their opportunities SJEB loses 5-1, maybe 6-1. SJEB had two or three scoring chances the entire game. Bottom line is that SJEB hasn't beaten GFA is quite a while and the separation between the two team is getting larger. SJEB used to be the best team in the state. Not anymore. They have been passed by GFA and Stallions and they are fading fast. You want the truth...there is the truth.
IGFA was awarded a penalty against the Flames 45 seconds into the game on what the ref called tripping inside the penalty area. But of course if you talk to IFGA parents they are going to see it one way and if you talk to the Flames parents they will see it another. But 1 official who was watching the game as a spectator happened to be at that end of the field and said it was a bad call. Hey human error is a part of sports and one can get upset with it but that's what makes sports so interesting.
GFA goalie is lucky she has an outstanding defense in front of her! I saw both Saturday games (SJEB/STA & Flames/GFA) and thought best goalie was STA that day. She made some really good saves to keep her team in it but Barons were just too much. Slipped? Really? Get the excuses bucket ready folks!
10;49 : penalty kick was 100% tackle from behind in a clear scoring opportunity.free kick that generate the goal from flames was a bad call. at the end that was the only shot (the free kick ) that flames took the entire game. field was a disgrace game ended 3-1. at the end the penalty and the free kick were not big factors in the result of the game. you play on turf and this game ends up like a tennis game.
10:53 agree that STA goalie did a good job saturday. cause she was busy. igfa goalie had nothing to do all day. but she is a great goalie .
Regardless of how the GFA team has improved, the parents on here still have not picked up the ability to win gracefully. "If GFA capitalized on a few more opportunities it would be 5-1" guess they don't see if the other team capitalized on their opportunities it would also be different. Again can't just let It go with they won a good game, they have to try to talk it up even more.
I just looked at the 4 good teams that IGFA has played since January. In those games against Cincinnati, Bethesda,HBC and Dallas IGFA is a combined 1-3 with 2 gf and 9 ga. The rest of the games are against some very average to low level teams. Stop telling everyone how great you are.
Fields were wet but just fine. Fields are not an excuse on this day.
Field conditions we horrible for both teams, as said earlier. put this game on turf and GFA wins big !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GFA WINS LOL ... Hands down man down mama there goes that team .
Your supposed to win big! you didnt. Still congratulations are in order so Congratulations. Can you explain the anemic performances against true top teams? PDA is coming and it will tell a lot of where your team truly is, as you get a chance to redeem yourselves against Cup Gold and Bethesda. Coming out of those games your girls should have a decent amount of college exposure since those 2 teams draw a ton of college coaches. If the girls dont get a fair amount of college attention after PDA as parents you should question why. Good luck
You IGFA parents are pathetic! You scored on a PK and a direct kick. 1 shot on goal besides that!
Who won, a win is a win. As long as the ball hits the back of the net , it doesn't matter how it gets there! Keep blaming the refs ! Have a nice day and keep telling yourself you should have won.
Thats precisely the issue with IGFA! Win at all costs bang the ball up the field, bang bodies, coach games the system as best he can. These are the reasons your girls are receiving less college attention than a PDA or a Bethesda. Everybody knows that you have good athletes on your team but the overall style of play and your coach hurts your girls with college coaches. But you beat a team that every top team would kill this weekend so good job.
1:11 and you are the expert right? But it is ok. Why don't you focus on PDA and Bethesda . We are fine thank you .
12:41 I remember you!! You are the one that wanted the explanations ( at the time you wanted to know why Igfa was not in the top bracket of Jefferson cup) you are the why why why guy! Hello!
12:41 lol thank you for your concern. You should ask yourself why you care so much since you are not part of this team . Care about where your daughter plays and why. I am sure you have your own why's to answer j stead of worrying about mine. Good luck to you too.
Well clearly the Jeff Cup had it correct initially. 1-2 with 5ga 1 gf
1:11 If you look at IGFA they have some of the most talented kids on that team from Strikers to Goalie. You must not know anything about soccer or identifying talent.
We had clear hand ball in penalty area. The father of the keeper even said it to me. As I yelled it out. That would have changed our match tremendously. I guess they miss things, players were in front of him. It is so hard to tell with refs and other factors who is really the best in the end. All are quite good, in top bracket btw. If in 2nd bracket come on, really??
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