Are they cutting more players?i
Is it me or is this an early April Fools joke (taken from NJSA website)I guess the Jackson Soccer Board is tired of having to defend the mess of the sharks and Attack so they are partnering with NJSA to hopefully kill off both teams!Can anyone else say NJ Force II!!! I guess Rob Johnson didn't offer Jackson enough money!!NJSA 04 is proud to announce a strategic partnership with the Jackson Soccer Club (New Jersey) to introduce the NJSA 04 JSC Elite Girls Soccer Program. NJSA 04 and the Jackson Soccer Club have had a long history of producing top quality girls teams and players that have been recognized throughout the Region and Nationally. “This collaboration will allow us to continue developing our girls program and integrate the Development Philosophy that has made our boys program one of the top in the Country. The Jackson Soccer Club has always had top quality girls teams with talented players, add our elite training, our curriculum and leadership of people like our Director of Coaching, Antonio Meza, along with Wayne Galloway who will oversee the alliance with Jackson, we have now built the foundation for what will be one of the top girls programs in the “Region” said Jay Teitelbaum, NJSA 04 V.P.”NJSA04JSC Elite Soccer Program will participate in the highest level leagues and tournaments in the Region and throughout the Country. “The time was right to link up with an organization such as “NJSA 04” and give our players and coaches more opportunities to develop and experience the highest level. The Jackson Soccer Club has vastly improved over the last several years to provide players the best possible foundation for their soccer careers, whether play in recreation or travel. We are very excited about moving into the next phase. Working with the NJSA 04 Elite Development Program under the umbrella of JSC gives our players opportunities to reach this next level.” said Dave (can't wait for the kick backs)* I added this * DeLorenzo, JSC President.
Baltimore tourney yields 1640 pts to champion & no pts for finalist. Low level & still Jackson & STA B cannot do well. What a waste of travel expense & hotels for nothing to show. Even if they won it wasn't worth it. Bad leadership amoung other problems with these 2 teams.
If you are not happy with your coach, training and can't get on any other team for what ever reason then at least this gives you options.This should mean the end of playing up in age brackets.I can see this working at the younger ages as to the parents are new and don't have any experience to grade what they might already have.But there are coaches in the jackson club that are just awful.If paying to play is what you want or have to do then so be it.Good luck to all the teams NJSA and the Jackson teams currently competing.
I think it produced the same results for the Jersey teams at Jefferson Cup. (No names to mention)Hummm…………How many points did you get at Jefferson Cup?Don’t know if the rumor of the merger is true or just more claptrap of the trolls. If it is true, what the hell do you care, is it costing you any money, or your precious time? If they, (the two clubs) think it will improve their program, then why not? Why can't you just wish all the teams well, and stop the back stabbing? You are fixated on slamming teams, individuals and the reason is beyond me. You must have a very shallow life!I’ll be praying for you!
I think the Jackson Soccer Club is ripping of the town of Jackson with this partnership. My guess is that if NJSA wants to use the fields they have to pay a preimum but if they are under the umbrella of Jackson Soccer they can get the same privliges without having to pay. In addition how much do you think Jackson is getting per new NJSA player!! I bet they would love to break up a few travel teams where they get 200 per kid and I can see them getting 600 to 800 per kid! This is a revenue generator for the club, they get to rob the township of tax money and NJSA gets really really cheap fields. I can bet next you will see the NJSA group sitting on the Jackson turf field saying "Home of NJSA" to compete with PDA.Cannot wait for the Jackson Township tax board to hear they are losing out on tax revenue. I guess Jackson Soccer Club can say we are "in it for the money and kick backs!!"
What team are STA players leaving from? The "a" or "b" team.
I don't know ....ask post 7:58 AM he seems to know everything!
Jackson NJSA makes sense. Remember there is so much money in youth soccer that pda /sta are already taking. Jackson/NJSA just want their share. Bigger is better. Ever player becomes a number. Just like the other big clubs, get huge amount of money and players and a FEW will be really really good at the expense of all the others.Those FEW will be the poster players to attract more and more. "A broken clock is right twice a 24 hr day."And some will play for FREE, just like the other big clubs.
I hear STA recently had a girl leave so it's possible the parent(s) are here spreading rumors.
9:37 That is exactly what is going on here.
"A few will be really really good at the expense of all the others"You really need to check yourself. Players benefit from the program, even if not a top tier talent - and even if they are not to get a collegiate scholarship. What is gained in terms of goal setting, budgeting time, learning to work within a team structure......is immeasurable.If it remains a fun endeavor for your daughter - and within your own ability in terms of time and $$, it is certainly worth being a part of.This goes for participation at any town level or elite club.
OK...NJSA04 forms a partnership? So what? Very consistent to what is going on with youth soccer in NJ. NJSA had some very stong girls teams a few years back and then a couple of teams fell apart. More than likely due to parents. They are attempting to rebuild, not a bad thing. If you didn't know MatchFit is now part of the ECNL and will draw high level players to the program, could water down PDA (just a little). But if NJSA wants a piece of the pie they had to do something, and by the way, MatchFit will be located in Homdel. They had to go somewhere, why not go where they have used the fields for years on the boys side, they play their academy games at the Justice Complex. The only sad part about all of this, it has become a business first, player development is not the top priority for any of these clubs (although) that is what they preach. Jackson has two decent club teams for girls at U12, they may be gone for next year or they may not. If I were to guess, again only a guess it would be the sharks that may go away? They don't have a large roster and it could make sense for a few of the players to play for a higher level team. The Attack seems to live in their own world and don't want to break up the team, very good for the players to continue to play on the same team. I don't know how many players are from Jackson on either team, for Sharks I would verture to say less than 50% for Attack more than 50%....Good for NJSA04...But they are not part of ECNL, same issue for NJ Force and STA...They will all lose top players at U15 to both PDA and Matchfit.
Doubt it. If teams play well to get into top Region 1 play, why leave.R1 gets exposure at half the cost.College coach told me a few weeks back that he does not have to offer ecnl players the same package because of two reasons:1) they do not need it- Financially 2) All they want is a partial to say they have a scholarship.College soccer money is being cut in half by most schools.a good business man and/or women understands the environment 5 years from now.
The parent that checks gotsoccer this morning at 7.12am to see the Baltimore points when your team hasn't even gone there this weekend...just to point out the other NJ teams results - you are pathetic. Get a life.
Sad showing for NJ at Baltimore.
How do you keep your kids white uniforms white?
sits the bench with your daughter at pda. They play patty cake.
Interesting sequence of misinformed informational posts from current STA parents!Why would Sonesoccer, Morris United STA let their coach/parents blog and discredit themselves?
If the uniform is perfectly white, your kid is probably sitting on the bench a lot.
But But But.... she is practicing with the best? Maybe she will get 10 minutes next game, I did pay the higher to play fee.Not the lower to sit fee.
10:55NJ teams won a few flights......Oh, did you mean a PARTICULAR team? Speak up, man.
Mr. Goebbels,Didn’t I tell you to take a flight to Venezuela?The Monitor
so if Match FIT is the new ecnl club in NJ and a club raising Nationally, what happens to the rest of NJ?Jackson and NJSA merge-two very good clubs combining.STA continuing to expand in South NJ.Looks like the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. Time for SoccerCare. It is only fair.
You former STA parent are the one not making any sense. Yesterday you say that the STA teams stink and are just a "notch above travel". Today you say half the team is leaving. If that is true, then the team is losing "travel level" players most likely to be replaced with a better caliber. So where are all these mediocre players going? Back to town travel? If that is true and that's what is right for the player and family, great for them. For those that choose to stay, I hope their new teammates are girls that are happy and fit in well.I don't know where you have found the grass greener, but I suspect we'll know in a season or two when that team is all of a sudden bashed in every other post on this board when you are asked to leave.
NJSAO4 rocks. The two players made o4 even stronger.
From what I hear and see the STA A team is very close and I don't see anyone leaving on their own accord.
What 2 NJSA players? The team isn't anywhere having success.
To those who didn't read my earlier post correctly concerning Matchfit and NJSA. I made no mention of college or scholarships. My point was really quite simple, ECNL is a national program and it is more than likely that MatchFit will draw a different caliber of player and may even draw from the top clubs that are currently not involved in ECNL. To all of those who state that they ever recieved a full sooccer scholarship are complete fakes, you have a better chance of...you can complete this phrase.There are a lot of good teams in this State...we will see where things go when all of the girls fully mature, the game will change when they are 15. You will see the teams that have developed the technical side of the game will excel, the pretenders with one or two strong atheletes on the team will fall by the wayside.
Not sure your point? But correct about college scholarships. No full rides. In fact the partial scholarships that are offered to the fortunate are only a year to year bases. So what does that mean? Player has to earn her partial scholarship each year. More then not coaches tease a player with a scholarship in Freshmen and sometimes Sophmore year, then take it away and offer it to a new incoming Freshmen. When looking, see how many Seniors are on roster? A good indication of how well the coach treats it's players. Remember it is ALL business and coach wants to be successful and keep his job.Why only partial? NO MONEY !Coach has 9 full scholarships on average to distribute to 25-30 players on most rosters. Means 18 1/2 scholarships or more likely and common 9 1/2 scholarships and 18 1/4 scholarships. 27 players.Some coaches allow a player on roster(walk on) no money at all to possibly earn a partial. Rearely happens, but keeps players coming.Why roster of 25-30 players? Most girl player do not play all four years. In fact 2 years is average. Many transfer, or just can not keep up with the fast pace of college soccer and the incredible committment. Drop out and injuries at the college level is very very very common.
1:59It seems STA MAGIC RED/WHITE started the blogs to begin with. They brought their dirty laundry here for all to read. Why bring the attention to your team and club? Are you just a team of disgruntled parents!
Not any more! Over and out.
So you are the STA bolter. Nice, just up and leave team just before tournament and season. Did not pay and complained the whole time. Door to the left.Great little player with baggage parents(Dad). Second team you bolted on, what now?
where did she go? Was it an upgrade or downgrade?
College guys - I will gladly take the 1/4 ride......mix in 1/2 academic, then pay the restThanks for the knowledge
Yeah, and no time to study. Too bad!
Sounds like STA is as bad as Jackson. I think the Jackson Attack and Jackson Sharks along with Freehold United should combine into one team and rule MAPS!!!
This is for all the college scholarship "experts".10:29You are a fraud. First of all, your "college coach" doesn't have to offer ecnl players as much because they have more money? Actually they pay so much more now that you had better pay them more than everyone else. That is what they expect. They are also the most highly recruited players in the country so your friend will most likely be out of a job very soon using that mentality in recruiting.Also, schools are not cutting back on soccer scholarships. In fact the NCAA determines how many scholarships ALL division I schools are allowed to give, currently 12 for women's soccer, which they may divide amongst their roster any way they see fit. If that means offering a phenomenal player or two a full ride, they will do it. Do you really think national level players are not getting full scholarships?For those commenting about schools pulling scholarships from players after one or two years, it is very rare. Why? It is a recruiting nightmare. When word gets out to top recruits that a program is pulling scholarships from kids, their program is finished. Your scholarship should be good even in the event of a serious injury.I know there is a lot of BS on this site, but people making false comments about real issues is pretty irresponsible. Not sure what your agenda is, but you should really do some research before making an ass of yourself.By the way, what college does the coach you were speaking to coach at? You know, the one who doesn't have to make a real offer to the ecnl players with all the money.
you people are nuts>>>>> 1st team allstate gets you a full ride,1/2 and 1/4 are for the rest.....one there all ready and another on her way....
9:53 - update your numbers. D1 womens soccer up to 14 full scholarships. The NCAA rules on combining academic and athletic money is ridiculous (for example what academic money does count against the 14 total). It's a nightmare, actually.
You are all nuts. I am a college coach and the income of the parents doesn't matter. It comes down to the quality of the player and yes the club matters because you tend to know which clubs train good soccer and which ones are a risk. My job is to win and if it means giving a full scholarship to someone who has a high income, that's OK because they deserve it and they will help me to have a better team. The players who are good enough to get a scholarship from me are good enough to get multiple offers independent of income. Anyone who has negotiated would know who has the upperhand in this discussion. Do you really think as a coach that I think, ECNL=Money=Partial/no Scholarship. You are sadly mistaken. Lastly, a great player may not be a great player for my team. A player has to fit my system and needs to fulfill a role on the team where we currently have gaps, unless of course you have a real special player which is the exception not the rule.
953 here.Thanks for the correction on the 14. Even better and hopefully the number will grow. You gotta love Title IX.Thanks to the others for bringing some reality to this blog.A question for 12:02.Is there a general number of walk-ons that most programs look for to fill out their roster and how might that number differ from program to program?
3/26 8:35pm post would make a better team if you took the 4-5 best from each team but you still would need be training & coaching which is why these teams play kickball & try to feed 1 player on offense to win because they have never learned how to play soccer. Jackson Attack might get some from Sharks after this seasn anyway but withouit the changes at the top these teams will be middle of the pack.
At Division I, teams will carry about 28 players +/-, there a few spots for walk-ons, but the majority will get some scholarship money. I advise players to actively consider D-II and D-III because even though you won't get a full-ride, you are likely to get some academic money if the grades and SATs are good enough. For the majority of girls going into college, this is the likely the last 4 years of competitive soccer, and a player needs to decide whether she wants to fight for her position for her last 4 years and for a good amount of players potentially spend a lot of time on the bench. Generally, if a player is good enough to make a D-I club then at D-II they will likely be starter or at least a very active part of the team. Everyone thinks of the scholarship as the be-all, but most players will not get a full ride unless they are very special.
Wow- more corrections!yes it is possible that a school could have up to 14 scholarships to offer by NCAA rules. Most schools do not offer the max, because their own in-house budget does not have the funds. Schools average 9 or less in women's soccer.And yes there have been a Full ride scholarship in women's soccer.Some say it is like UFO's- Lots of people talk about it and say they've seen one, but still can't find one for sure.Now, sit down and figure out college costs? what does a partial. 1/2 a 1/4 or say even a full tuition scholarship really pay out and what is left for the student athlete to pay the balance to attend a particular school?It is called do the MATH, SO DO IT.And for Mr. pda college coach reading and posting on a blog forumYou should be spending more time with your pda team instead of others training and coaching your team. Although, I am still trying to decide if coaching a satelliteinstate college in downtown Newark,NJ is really a coaching job or a hazard. Soccer is great and fun for all, even at this Premier level in youth soccer, and yes there is lots of money at schools to be offered, but still at a fraction of what college really costs.So getting a $10,000 scholarship is awesome, until one finds that the cost is $40,000 and student's portion is $30,000 PLUS. And she does not play soccer anymore after her 2 nd year, then what, pay the whole tab, baby!So get the facts directly from NCAArules website. Lots of actual true info on scholarships and other options and how to go about applying for them, or taking advantage of ALL the programs.Do not believe me or any other posts here until you do the research. It is work, but the truth is power.Harry Ried
FunnyHarry and UFO's.
LOL - truth and Harry? even better
PDA is the only way!
Harry,People may have different reasons for posting. The "Mr. PDA Coach" is unnecessary and diminishes the helpful comments you were trying to make. I am not a PDA coach but happen to have children who play youth soccer. I don't think I said anything that was inaccurate in my posting and I didn't have to try to bring others down in the process. All I take from your message is that you have some sort of issue with PDA and you have concerns for someone choosing to go work in Downtown NY.
I think poster wants people to get the information directly from NCAA.Makes sense. I think anyone knows a college coach would not be posting here, and if by chance(ufo) I would not want my daughter playing for him, so he would be better off keeping quiet and/or referring people to NCAA.
Hey, look at me! I am a college coach posting on a youth soccer blog.Really? I have my coaches card right here. Well, I forgot it , but it is on it's way. Really , be here any minute. NO,no, I can not forfeit the game because I do not have a coaches card. I do, I really do. I just forgot to get it renewed. That one is really me,the picture is just a little fussy. But I am a college pda coach. I really am. Over there, she knows me, we had drinks last night.
I happen to coach a semi amateur professional club town academy soccer team and you all have no clue how it works.
11:00Hey, look at me! I am a bad soccer parent trying to bring down any soccer coach, player, parent, or club I can. I am horrible role model for my child because rather than trying to be helpful and respectful I can only be negative. Now leave me alone, I ned to go yell at my child to go try harder.
Were you people born this way.Or did the water cause it?
Where's your coaching card? I know, I know, you forgot it? right. pda does not have one on file for you?Oh, I guess that it is not your fault now. PDA 's FAULT for not having your current coaches card. Or any coaching card. Now I know pda has 11 Daddy coaches so that explains it , right ?you mean you are not a Daddy coach, but still do not have your coaching card? Really? Oh, you are the coach that left your pda team at the tournament in the middle of the tournament? No? That was another pda Daddy coach. Hmm... Something about Basketball?but this is soccer right? Parents pay a lot of money to pda? right?Match Fit being promoted by ecnlNow I get it. Do you ?It's a blog!- nothing serious here,but entertainment. pda has a lot of material for a comedian. Good thing I only try to be funny. Imagine if it was really funny, pda would want royalties. But not funny, only sad.
I missed the funny part.
Coaching card I don't need no stinking Coaching card.We all know the real Rutgers coaches train that team.
Way to go Harry right on....Homerun....I here mr PDA is up for the Camden job...
Jealousy spewing from all of you! Go back and focus on your Siblings Training Arena (STA). Keep drinking that koolaid with fertility drugs so your club/coach has enough members to guarantee your unskilled daughter a spot in the ARENA!
Harry, Are you at it again? Everyone knows that you are writing a post and then congratulating yourself in subsequent posts. That's unbecoming of you. There is so much hatred for PDA on this board, you can simply post your negative crumbs and all of the ants will come and feast.
The reason the Attack and Shark parents/coaches are nuts is because they know they are all poor and uneducated so the only way for them to get into a college is sports!!! I have seen the Jackson parents and the Attack coach at games very uneducated and ignorant. It must be sad to have the same education level as Camden and Newark. I think both coaches grew up as loser Jacksonites! (yes I made up that word)
1209Reality is, you were funnier way before you were trying to be, the way you respond to your own posts and all. Now that you claim to actually trying to be funny, well, it just doesn't have the same effect. How is your daughter's soccer career going these days? What's that you say, not panning out as you expected? I'm sure through most eyes she is doing fine, just not through yours. You expected so much from her and now your dreams are shattered because you wanted something very specific for her, and it was all taken away. It must be very painful to have to deal with this perceived failure day in and day out but as they say, "Time heals all wounds," and so does posting on "the blog." We are here for you. When you want your posts to be funny let us know and we will laugh. When you want them to be sad, tell us and we will cry. We will all do what it takes, because we care and want you to get better.
Harry Harry Harry,You made me laugh all through lunch.Keep up the good work and do not let PDA get away with anything. Glad someone has their eyes on them. I would join you, but have to work. Rooting from afar. Our new GAKster.
Mike wake up and clean house over there....
When all you morons wake up and smell reality, hopefully you'll appreciate what you have. Of course, nobody from Jeff Cup mentions this, only the points:http://www.nbc12.com/story/21657031/local-soccer-players-mourn-loss-of-soccer-standout
Back to scholarships. The NCAA website has a wealth of information. The rules are ridiculous though (for D1). The above poster is correct about some colleges and universities at the 14 max. In-house is one reason, Title IX is another, importance of the sport is 3rd (Is it a Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 sport, etc). As far as I know, unless your kid a superstar, the full rides go to the international players. Your kid should always select a college based on academics and then athletics. Don't dismiss private colleges either as some offer several types of academic money that can make it comparable to a state institution. The above poster is correct about D2 and D3. D2 allows for slightly older players to play. D3 offers no athletics scholarships. The Ivy's are D3. The kid needs to feel comfortable at the school as well as athletics. Finding a "good fit" for all involved can be a little stressful but its part of the process (sadly). Hit the NCAA website. Good luck.
Does anyone know why the state won't give that PDA coach a coaches card?
Which coach, and how do you know they don't have a card?And why do you care?
Why would an institution that competes on the Division I level not offer the amount of scholarships allowed by the NCAA. Why would any student athlete want to go to a team like that which chooses not to compete at the highest level. If the economy of that athletic program dictates offering less scholarship money allowed, they should not be competing in that sport. They have no chance at attracting enough quality athletes to stay competitive. Scholarship numbers seem to be growing in women's soccer and who knows where it will be in six years. Of all the "equivalency" sports, women's soccer is one of the best as far as the % of expenses paid for there athletes. You want to know why boys are choosing basketball and football over baseball, there is a shockingly small amount of scholarship money for baseball in college, like 11 for a 35 player roster.Ivy league schools do not offer athletic scholarships, true, but they do compete in Division I athletics. How else would Harvard be able to beat New Mexico in the NCAA tournament?
ufo's I found one at UVAanother sighting at UCONN. All objects in NJ are identified, so none in NJ. Absolutely no full scholarships at North Carolina. a poster even said that NC has no women's scholarships at all ? not sure about that one, but I am sure someone may know someone that went/or got recruited to UNC. Apparently none at PSU either. Crazy stuff all this scholarship chatter.
Big college Showcase April 13/14Southern Soccer Showcase in NC.Looks like as well as club teams, College teams are playing friendlies.UNC, Wake, East Carolina, DUKE, High Point, ELON and others. Great list of college coaches attending.
A lot of athletic programs operate in the red. Hence the money games for football and basketball. Yes, less than 14 scholarships does impact a program, especially when you have public and private schools competing in the same conference. It's harder for the privates to compete if they are not decently funded. Sadly, you also see a glut of university administrators now coupled with shrinking state budget support. The basic financial numbers of each college/university athletic dept (revenue and expenditures) should be available at the NCAA website. UNC and PSU offer scholarships. But don't forget out-of- state tuition is often double in-state tuition.
Don't know about Penn St but UNC has how many nc in how many years? A totally different animal in women's soccer recruiting when it comes to them. They don't have to offer full scholarships to anyone and still get top talent to go there. As a matter of fact almost their entire back line was made up of walkons due to injury and other reasons.
I can't believe all you people who care about college scholarships at this age. Tell your kid to pick up a book so they have a chance of academic money. If you are basing your childs college career on soccer then you're all kidding yourselves. I didn't realize how many idiots are really out there in the soccer world. And I thought youth baseball was a disaster.
Maybe some of us are just having our kids play to PLAY. And the scholarship is gravy.More parents like this out there than you'd think.
711The "At this age" comment doesn't cut it any more. Girls these days are making college decisions in the 10th grade and are being observed even earlier. If you don't educate yourself now, you will be in the dark when it matters. My daughter is an A student but I'm not going to sit here and say if she picks up a book, she will be in the top 2 or 3 percent in her class, nor will I say if she spends 2 hours a day juggling she will be a national level soccer player. A really good mix of both opens many doors that may have otherwise been closed. If your daughter projects to over 2000 on her SAT's, then God Bless and she probably can go to most any school she wants.Face it, mom. In six very fast years your baby will be gone. There is nothing wrong with preparing for that time as prudently as possible.I will not take your idiot comment personally, because I know better and lastly, you should have your son play football or basketball instead of baseball. There is no money for baseball in college.
Less money in women's soccer. It is not about the money/scholarship, but about the girls loving and playing the game of soccer.
Does anyone know why the state won't give this PDA coach a coaches card?
Instead of just trying to stoke trouble, perhaps you can answer the previous poster's question "Which coach, and how do you know they don't have a card?" I'd like to add to the previous poster's question, beyond the need to try to spread innuendo and cause trouble how does the answer to your question impact your daughter's team and her ability to play for that team?
Hey post 9:30. Why don't you go f yourself. Trailer park trash.
So which NJX team recently picked up an ex-PDA? Figure that out and you'll figure out the obnoxious poster.
NJX? They don't even have a team in this age group? They have a U-11 & U-13 team.
Would like to know before try outs
Always shooting the messenger, Fact is pda has a few problems to get through and some refunds and apologies to some teams, players and parents. No excuse for pda on having a coach without the documents, a coach leaving a team stranded, having 11 Daddy coaches.But it is the messengers fault letting people know? To the pda exposer keep it up, and let us know about other clubs and teams too.
Must be the same person that concluded that the jackson parents didnt go to college and couldnt afford to send their kids to college!
I love the "11 daddies" comment. Keep up the jealousy. And remember while we are playing in ECNL events your kid we be playing on some crap field with no one watching except her proud parents. Good luck with that. See you in community college.
So now you are knocking community colleges.You are such a turd !
anyone playing today?
Only the ELITE are playing today.....no scrubs allowed here.
What no fodder today....everybody being all religious for Easter weekend and calling off the bashing. How nice of everyone.
DADDY COACHES HAVE GOOD CONTACTS AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
And,you know this how?
The poster is on all the blogs, he says the same on u10 and 11 too. Should be exposed soon, being tracked, stay tuned for a name soon. NJX will be his next victim when he gets thrown off that club. And they know about him.
What the poster is doing is defamation, period. The blog and others are well aware, the more he post, the more he incriminates himself. Keep it up.
ECNL starts at U15 you are on the wrong blog....
There is pre-ECNL. Does that start at u13? If so then discussing it now is apropos with tryouts coming up.
JR ECNL is u12/u13ECNL includes u14, u15, u16, u17, u18
pre-JR ecnl starts at u-9
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Is there that much money to be made by having all of these "Academy" or as I like to call them "coaches who are failures in life so they start an academy" really worth it. What is the cost benefit for going to a team like this? Do the coaches who own these academy's make enough to make a good living? It's almost like that L Ron Hubbard guy who said "the easiest way to make money would be to start a religion." I guess the SDFC, PDA, NJSA, NJ Force are all following the Scientology plan for making money "the easiest way to make money would be to start a soccer academy team."
Back to on field issues, any predictions for these weekends PDA brackets?
Who can give me some info on the teams in the top tier of the match fit tournament?
In response to Academy teams, I like the sayings "There is a sucker born everyday" or P.T. Barnum said, "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time..."
My daughter plays at an academy, she's happy, she likes her coach who is constantly challenging her and I willingly choose to pay $2,400 for this. Could she get the same at a local club team, maybe. In her case I don't think she was happier on the local team. Why do sit behind your computer screen criticizing people when you don't really know why people make their own decisions. There's enough written about criticism and it being a sign of one's own insecurity. I won't judge you because when you criticize someone especially without knowing them, it says far less about the person being criticized than it does about the person doing the criticizing.
There are many Town teams that offer the same thing BUT most of the Town teams and I,m not saying all have parents that ruin a team.If you have good Town coaches that dont put up with any bull###, then that is a major plus!
PDA - finalsRED: FOSC (Ohio) over PDA SplashWHITE: World Class (NY) over NJ CrushBLUE: NEFC South Coast (MA) over FreeholdGOLD: B'Elite Chaos over Hulmeville (PA)SILVER: Hamilton over ISA Sting (NY)
Home Cooking this weekend...Good to be the host team....Or friends of the host teams...Good luck to all....
PDA will lose to FC Bucks in the final. PDA is overrated.
Home cooking?And the home team's advantage is where? Brackets look pretty even to me. Last year's finalists should be in opposite brackets and they are, Crew beats Bucks to get to final in their tournament, CFC is better than Brick, and Ohio probably stronger than FC Stars, though I have seen neither team play. Stop crying and win the game. You're making excuses before the games are played.
PDA is very beatable !!
Talk Talk Talk. PDA won't give up more than 2 goals all tournament. Just watch.
Yeah, lose 1-0 twice and go home early.
I think both Jackson teams are going to take their flights.
No way...freehold over the sharks and MPD chaos the attack
Who cares 4 of the biggest train wrecks in u12 soccer
PDA tournament:Top flight: Scorpions or FC Bucks2nd fight: World Class3rd flight: NJ Force4th flight: Medford5th flight: Hamilton
B'Elite Chaos are not a good team at all... Will lose every game this weekend.
PDA Predictions:Red:FOSC vs PDA in Final (it is a Pickem game) Brick will struggle to get a point.White:SJEB vs Albertson's in Final. Hornets will struggleBlue:FC Stars or Freehold vs NEFC or NJ FORCE. Why are the Jackson Sharks in this bracket (they will not earn a point)Gold:Middletown or CFC vs MedfordSilver:Hamilton vs TRIC , TRIC will win this one.
I'm looking a scouting report for the Marlton SC Crush and Stronghold SC Riptide Red.
The gold and silver brackets should be switched,gold really weak
Didn't someone predict Brick wouldn't get a point at Manhattan? How did that work out for you?
11;43 poster looking for a scouting report.Please wire to my account $85.00 and I will will give you a report.Only kidding. How silly.A scouting report on U-12 lower level teams? Maybe the top tiers,but the lower levels.Give me a break.
Wow...I knew I would get the Brick coach to react! Why would he be on this site. Seems like he knows his team is overrated.....
I don't believe any coach would be caught dead on this site. Only coach ever known to be on here was Jackson coach who came on to defend herself. I'm sure a Brick parent could be on here as we see Jackson, Freehold, NJ Force, PDA, STA & American parents seem to be on here all the time. Brick takes a wrap from academy parents yet they hold their own which I wouldn't ne surprised if they do it again this weekend. I'm sure the comment above is from Freehold or Jackson since they seem to be the ones that seem to always be worried about what they are doing. Our team has played them & we have beaten & lost to them & know it will always be a tough game but I can't say that about other teams that get mentioned on here a lot.
Matchfit, NJX and Oakwood U11s moving up to play some of Jersey's U12s this weekend.......Defend the age group!!!!!
2:32"I don't believe any coach would be caught dead on this site."You are dead wrong! All of these coaches are on this site.They get sucked in, just like the rest of us!
Are these U-11 teams playing @ the PDA tournament @ U-12? For the record I'm sure coaches are aware of this site but any coach worth his salt will tell his parents to stay away from the nonsense. No good qualified coach would care what parents who don't know the game say about their team as they'll let their play & level of success speak for them.
3:31So this site is only visited by parents who don't know the game? Nice stereotype. Are you an arrogant coach or just another idiot parent? No coaches allowed here, arrogant or not.
Must be no coaches worth their salt, because they are all here.
No, the u11 teams are playing in the mfc tournament. The lowest age group at the MFC tournament is u12.
Another ignorant comment.. keep it up.
If Brick were relevant maybe Billy would care. They are just another average team. Sorry but the truth hurts.
If there is a moderator out there , pleaseconsider deleting the 8.48 post asit is repugnant, filthy,and defamatory just for starters.
BUT WHY WOULD YOU SAY SUCH A THING? WHO IS THE TRASH? Sounds like you are bitter.....
WOW! Talk about ANGRY! Who really has the issues? They worry about Spamming on here when there are far greater issues they need worry about. Glad to see the creator of blog has their priorities straight.
So much for losing twice and going home.
Brick cemented their attitude today.
What does that mean 7:59 ????
It means that while they lost both games at PDA yesterday, they exhibited true grit and sportsmanship that should make allthe parents proud !!
Brick had an off day, it happens.
Twelve year olds are a tough age. Will they show up?
Very true as we all should remember they are 12 year olds trying to do their best!
Brick had an off day? This has to be the coach, as predicted, they struggled to get a point, they were in the wrong bracket, SJEB are playing better at this point and time and should have been placed in the higher bracket. Their coach is always on this site, you can tell by the comments. He should spend the time coaching, well at least his assitant coach does that for him. He must be a good administrator for the team. PDA show they are by far the class of the age group in NJ, only speaking about SPLASH.
Yeah but they lost the final.
pda Splash loses final. Can not seem to win the big games.
Didn't see you Brick folks in the finals.
A handful of the kids on brik will be at PDA within the next 18months. Mark it down and come back to this thread and tell me I am right.Its only a matter of time. The little club cant compete on the big stage for to many years. A trickle effect will take place - first one then two then the team will explode. sad sad sad and I hope it doesnt happen but I have seen it many times through out the years.
Why are people so concerned with other people's teams? I can't imagine talking about 11-12 year old girls I don't know or coaches as well. Very low class on this site. PDA, Brick, NJ Force & Jackson coaches seem to get attacked & for what reason? Did you daughter use to play for them & doesn't now? Let the season play out & remember they are little girls. SJEB did well in the 2nd flight but they have lost to FC Bucks before as well as Brick & PDA so they all seem pretty close to me. We weren't even at the tournament but play these teams all the time & they are very close it just depends on what day you get them on. We'll see who is who after the Spring season.
You don't hear much about Orange Crush anymore, have they lost a bunch of players? They can't even compete in the 2nd tier. They tied PDA Ajax today. They are near the Americans, did some of their players move there?
Splash a good team , but that is about it. PDA set up the brackets to favor their teams and still did not make it out of many brackets. How many top bracket champions were pda. ONE. With what should have been clear shots in their own tourney to at least make it to finals only three did. Two got blasted and the one limped in a kick'n run ball while being out play most of game. Own refs, own fields, set their own brackets and schedule. Just One.
Stop please, you jeliousy is painful. PDA did great, if you want to count u10 on, they won 2 out of the top 5 brackets on girls side and went to finals in 2 others. Name any other club that can come close to that kind of stats. Plus all their second teams played great as well and in the top or second brackets, above most other clubs. What club do you play for and how did you guys do?
Hey 8.06 pls re-read 7.17's post.
Looks like 7:17 is right. just the facts. No bashing.
NJSA lost to a U11 team at the best of the rest matchfit tourney. No wonder NJSA best kids are looking at options.
Just the facts, no bashing, pleaseIf we are talking about the top 4 age groups and top brackets, u11 thru u14, they went to finals in 3 out of 4, that is not making it out of most brackets? How about 75 percent for a fact jack! By the way, he u10 girls dominated their top bracket, but PDA doesn't post those results like you would.eWhat did your club do, be honest and give me the facts?
Asking people on this blog to not bash (esp. PDA) is like going into a bar and begging people to stop drinking.
So what you're saying is PDA has total control over how the games & flights are scheduled & most teams didn't make the finals & the few that did only 1 team won? Yet they come on here & bash other Clubs, Academys & town teams? Aloof nerve. It was handed out on a silver platter & that couldn't help. Very good teams @ PDA but not the end all be all.
Saw a lot of great soccer this past weeknd in Bordentown. I am going to say the wind and field conditions unfortunately led to some sloppy play in all games. These tournaments should all be played on a good pitch. Some people travel up to 8 hours for these.
Good point. I also saw a lot of games & thought the field conditions were not great & alot questionable calls made by refs in quite a few games. I know of 1 team that was saying on their way out that they won't be back again! Shame because there were a lot of good hard fought games this weekend.
Was a good weekend.I do agree the flights were all screwed up.I seen good soccer played in all flight and some not so good.But I also agree you never know what your going to get out of 12 year old girls.They can play great one game and not so great the next.
8:06 PM - not sure how you are counting u-10. There were no finals at this age group - just 3 games played. And a few of the other teams were undefeated... No scores were posted and there were no winners. Not bashing PDA - I just think that you shouldn't spout facts that are not accurate in your defense of them.
No Jackson Shark, Attack, Freehold or NJ Force basing, I guess they all took 1st place in their respective flights?
You are all dopes, see the 4 teams above? Who is the one common denominator? She has had her hands in each club.
Homecooking = 0-4 at u12
Post 3:55Excuss my ignorance, buttttt. Who is she?
Sorry, the question for 3:55 was in fact for 4:39.
NJ Force won their flight thank you very much!!!
Pda at u-11 and u-12 were down right out played. only Storm with it's easy set up to finals had a little success until getting dominated in the final. Most pda teams had losing records in their own tournament.
So it looks like try-out time is approaching. Will we see a shift of talent at U13 or will it all stay status quo?
Top tournament draws top teams. Many top teams had losing records which will happen when you play top teams. FC Bucks are #1 in PA for a reason. Game came down to pk's so it's not like it was a blow out. Top teams only play other top teams not 3rd flight teams!!!
Splash played in the top brtacket against only top teams. Losing in the 3rd flight or below is bad but losing in pk's in the finals is nothing to be ashamed of as only 2 teams can make the finals. Congrats to the Bucks & we'll see them again.
not true! most of these teams have played one another and there is not much difference.From the first flight to the last flight.League play or tournament play they are closer then you make it seem.One to two players can make a big difference how a team looks on the field.
No kidding, those one to two players are the reason we are better then you.
Very true..depth is what makes teams better than other teams assuming you have a qualified trainer. The brand clubs attract more players. You can teach only so much, talent and depth take over.
I wouldnt say better.That player allows your team to win more games and thats all.Most of the teams that played in in PDA Spring Tournament are very close.
So if your team lost most of their games but received what you perceived as great training, would you stay?
Winning vs. Development-the age old debate on this blog.Why not both? Or at least a healthy balance.
Why do you keep ducking NJ teams in the top 5?
Yes I would! I know what I'm looking at when I see these teams play.
You won't win every game when there are many good teams in this age group. Can't we just celebrate that?
I've been reading through the comments for awhile and it's pretty sad to see those individuals who thrive on drama and can't seem to say anything constructive. Ideally, we as parents should be setting the example for our girls.....not act like irresponsible adults bashing and cyber bullying players and teams.....does this behavior condone or give license to your daughters bullying tactics? It's really a shame that this blog isn't used to it's full potential......constructive advice and information to be shared by all. I guess very few people were brought up with the morals and values to determine if they should say something or not......I guess those emotional filters aren't working or exercised. It's really shameful for insecure adults to spend so much bashing other people.....actually it's cowardly. For those parents and coaches who are on this blog and don't degrade themselves to the low level that some do I commend you on your moral fiber.....however, to those who can't seem to say anything nice about anyone or anything.....please refrain from letting your emotions rule your behavior....think before speaking, think before acting. You'll be a much better influence on your daughters and, by extension, your daughters will grow up with solid values....."if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all".....doesn't this phrase mean anything to those individuals who are cowardly and insecure????????
Great post. Unfortunately, you are preaching to a choir with several dolts to whom your post is way over their heads- intellectually.Hope your post will penetrate theirskulls.
Oh please, spare us your sermon. I think you should look at what is posted on this blog with a "grain of salt" Why are you so concerned with what people are saying? Who made you the moral police? I prefer to hear an honest answers abd comments about things than people telling you what you want to hear. If you daughter is on a team that is not good, would you rather hear the truth or live in some fantasy world where everyone tells you "oh your daughters team is so good" when they really aren't. If you are of such high moral fiber than go read the bible and stay off the blogs!
Match Fit has try outs coming up.
Your coach still has no coaches card,don't ask him why,just keep sending your kids there....
Hey 7.02 poster. Guess you are one of the folks with limited intellectual capacity.Your usual attack line is getting quite tiresome.Go crawl back under the rock from which you came.Are you having such troubles with your spouse that you have to take it out on the boards?So sad to be you!
Excuse the error- I meant 8.37 poster.i too agree with 7.02 poster
Is it worth that long ride twice a week,to watch her ride the bench?wake up she is not good enough for that team
To 4/9 @ 8:14 p.m.It appears that your issues have issues.....I learned a long time ago not to have a battle of wits with the unarmed.Actually, my daughter is on a top rated team and she's a great player....I'm just amazed at level of toxicity that people like you possess.....what would you do or how would you act if there was a crisis?????? Oh, by the way.....there are a lot of people monitoring this blog and if the negative bashing, bullying and inappropriate comments don't stop they may just shut the blog down....and then we all have people like to to thank.
To 4/10 poster 5:29. Am a bit confused. The 8:14 poster was agreeing with the7:02 poster. The 8:37 poster tookexception.Are you referring to the time above or below the posts?Pls clarify.
To April 9th @8:14 p.m.I see your issues have issues........I learned a long time ago not to have a battle of wits with the unarmed. Contrary to your rash comments, my daughter is on a top rated team in the state/region and she's a very strong player......so you assumptions are inaccurate. Maybe if you kept your toxicity to a minimum your blog comments wouldn't sound so ridiculous. For the record....there are a lot of people monitoring these blogs.....if the bashing and cyber bullying doesn't cease I wouldn't be surprised if the blog is shut down.
Spoken like a true PDA parent, now you all understand why nobody likes PDA, look at the last few post a real winner. Dear Mr PDA please let this winner go after the spring season we all know he should go back to where he belongs.Then maybe we can all get back to soccer.
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