Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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Anonymous said...

12:11 is nobody from Copa. We've been GS #4 for weeks now and none of us have said a word.

GS means nothing to us here. We just want to keep getting better.

Anonymous said...

12;31 why? i am proud of our team and it means a lot to be number 4 in the State of NJ. We are one of the top team and stop denying it.

Anonymous said...

Splash will win SC easy and everybody else will shut up finally.
Copa? please...
Splash is better than any team by far. Another level. MF has the structure but teams are horrible. Pda is the best, period

Anonymous said...

1:59 pm

troll alert

Anonymous said...

Even if Splash wins SC, people will not shut up. You can take that to the bank.

Anonymous said...


Will someone PLEASE put the straight jacket back on the crazy Copa dad! The conversations he's having with himself are getting out of hand and making your team look even worse. Tell him to move on and control the jealousy!

Anonymous said...

Copa will be number one very soon and then you will shut up and see who is going to be jealous !

Anonymous said...

1:59 "Best team by far", "on another level", "their the best, period"...

It's nice that you support your big sister's team and all, but does your mommy know you took her smartphone out of her purse?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, my dad made me post this! He doesn't understand the pressure he puts on me. I wish he would understand that this is my sport now and to leave me alone while I try my best!

Anonymous said...

PDA ducks tournaments and real competition. Its a must. As noted earlier they can not stain their letters.

Anonymous said...

@10:34

Barons spanked IGFA 4-1 and REAL beat Barons in pks. Yet IGFA beat REAL 2-0...you see that logic doesn't always work. I will say that STA has proven themselves to be a consistently higher level team than REAL but you never know in a one game scenario. We'll find out soon enough.

Good luck to all 4 teams teams this Saturday. Looking forward to some great soccer!

Anonymous said...

@10:34

Barons spanked IGFA 4-1 and REAL beat Barons in pks. Yet IGFA beat REAL 2-0...you see that logic doesn't always work. I will say that STA has proven themselves to be a consistently higher level team than REAL but you never know in a one game scenario. We'll find out soon enough.

Good luck to all 4 teams teams this Saturday. Looking forward to some great soccer!

Anonymous said...

"Splash will win SC easy and everybody else will shut up finally.
Copa? please...
Splash is better than any team by far. Another level. MF has the structure but teams are horrible. Pda is the best, period"

Considering how much money they spend and the talent pool of girls they pull from, they are really no better than average. Any one of the top 10 teams can beat them on any given day, and that simply shouldn't be. So, keep on tooting your horn, because those that know the sport also know this statement to be true.

Anonymous said...



I'm sorry, did I miss something?

Is FC COPA in the semi's for SC this weekend?

No...enough said...

Anonymous said...

Agreed that top ten teams in nj are somewhat similar.10-20 are just a notch or two below.The ecnl edl region1 npl are labels just like GS points.monopolies trying to deny access to smaller club s that pose a threat to their money making schemes. Refs are on the take to assure that smaller clubs do not break up the flow of the so called elites. after all if they make a call against the Goliaths..they will never get another gig that brings in pay regularly.

Anonymous said...

3:43 - There are a lot of good teams that didn't make the semi's this season. 4 good teams did.

Calm yourself...

Anonymous said...

3:51 I could kiss you. Not sure about refs in on it but otherwise.... Nail on the head.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me why I need to travel to California on an ECNL team for a tournament when 95% of the players choose to play soccer on the east coast. To me, ECNL is good for the top 4-5 players on the team at u-17-u18 who have aspirations for a top 10 college program or national team. Those type players will get the exposure they need for that type of recruitment. If you are not a top top player on that team you would be much better off at a smaller team that develops their players , attends high level LOCAL tournamets on the east coast and goes to college camps at the colleges they are interested in. Save money , time , stress and aggravation .
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Anonymous said...

$$$$
What are you new?

Anonymous said...

keep telling yourself that....it is not for everyone, but don't throw stones just because your daughter can't hack it....

Anonymous said...

Also, what is apparently a lot of money to you is pocket change to some folks.

You wouldn't believe how many people do not even blink at $8-10K per year for their kid's soccer.

Anonymous said...

Hack what 4:52 ? my daughters team is better than 90% of the ECNL product

Anonymous said...

Which team would that be?

Anonymous said...

Hint we play in south jersey.

Anonymous said...

430 Because you want the best for your daughter and you know that colleges in all the top conferences will come calling for ecnl players first and then fill in their rosters with everyone else. It's already been happening for a few years.
I hear the former coach from sta got his first recruiting assignment at Bama. It happens to be the ecnl showcase at pda over memorial day weekend. They feel with his glowing personality and ties to the nj area, he can reel in some top talent from this showcase. A little too ironic, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Yea you send your kid with him!!!!or better yet send her to downtown Newark with the other winner.... And with all your money she can have a bodyguard

Anonymous said...

Please explain to me how region 1 is a monopoly? Premier league takes the best teams that apply, period. And if you don't finish in the top half you're relegated to the colonial league the following year, if your team can get in. And it's team based, not club based. Where is the monopoly. Maybe the cold hard truth is your daughters team wasn't one of the better teams to be accepted. It's amazing the excuses that fly around here.

Anonymous said...

To all the ecnl posters - keep em coming they are pretty funny. College coaches get paid to win and field the most competitive team on the field. To say they fill rosters with ecnl players first is ridiculous. If your daughter is good enough, they will find her. Period. Sure there may be better exposure thru some of the tournaments ecnl holds, but most recruiting involves being proactive with the schools your daughter targets, having acceptable grades for the school, and your daughter having the right ability/skill set to play at a D1,2,3 level. If anything it's going in the opposite direction as ecnl isn't elite with every team at every age group. Coaches recognize that and use ecnl as just one way to identify players. If you want to kid yourself that ecnl=college recruiting and scholarship, you'll be in for a rude awakening in a few years.

Anonymous said...

Yms tourney certainly isn't stacked with teams this year, but 1st bracket isn't shabby either. Arguably the two best teams in pa right now in lmsc and rush, who just knocked off fc bucks (yes the ecnl team) in state cup play. Those two will meet in pa state cup championship the following week. While it could be better attended, those two teams don't shy away from playing anyone either.

Anonymous said...

No one cares about yms. Only the point chasers. Guess we can figure out who the poster represents though.

Anonymous said...

@7:15. Are you really that insecure that you have to bash? Please show some reference as to what teams were referred to and how they are chasing points?? Look there are certainly teams out there that do it, but most enter tourneys to develop and compete. Personally, points don't mean anything. Too much parity in this age group, and many teams capable of beating others on a given day. My hunch is your daughter is on a team that may compete in some tourneys but don't get many of those precious points....so you refer to all other teams as point chasers. The poster referenced two teams at yms in state finals in pa, not a thing about ranking or points. Do us all a favor, if you don't care keep your thoughts to yourself because they add no value here.

Anonymous said...

agreed. tournament was better at one point in time. more of a community-local club. for the price, you get late schedules, competition gets weaker every year, lousy fields and it is poorly managed. be thankful you are not playing in MD for this PA tournament. u13 plays at philasc. wait till you see those fields and parking in the middle of a busy street. might as well play on concrete. ouch. that is what the players willl be feeling after they play there. how bout a final on turf to. c'mon man. njx/holmdel should also do okay.

Anonymous said...

Bingo! There's your point chasers!

Anonymous said...

You say they enter a tournament every few weeks to develop, but yet they remain in the lower brackets and don't win them in the better tournaments. It seems overwork and risk of injury is more likely than significant improvement if this is the model.

Anonymous said...

8:10. Lost you. Who are "they"?

Anonymous said...

It's a fine line between overwork and development. I personally lean more towards the Splash model to train longer sessions and try not to play too many multiple game says (as recommended by most experts). Problem is, if your league is weak and you do not get challenging games, your game day skills will suffer.
Muscle and joint fatigue from over working is more of a problem as the girls are going through growth spurts. Center of balance changes and minor adjustments in mechanics can be problematic. Knees and ankles, tendinitis or other long term recovery needs aren't addressed with year round, constant game play. I think volume of games is helpful, but game smarts earned can be trumped by injuries in an instant.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with playing in tournaments both mid level and high level? Exposure to different teams . tourmpnamnet and regions is good for the girls, There are a LOT of talented teams in this region outside of ECNL and NPL.

Anonymous said...

How many games / total sessions per week and season would you say is right amount and what is too much? Is year round best or should girls do other things and give those muscle groups some recovery time?
What do the experts say?

Anonymous said...

come on 9 09
how long you been on this blog??
looking for experts here; LMFAO

Anonymous said...

Go ahead keep playing 4 games in a weekend once or twice a month at this age to build up those points. Let us all know how that works out for you in the long run.

Anonymous said...

Hold the phone. FC delco ECNL lost to Pa Rush in State cup? How can this be? They are an ECNL team. The best around arent they. thats what the DOC says. Top flights in all ECNL run Tournaments. And the teams in EPIC aren't good, right? LMSC isn't good either. You people from NJ are very short sighted. We have a lot of quality teams especially here in Eastern PA. Happy to scrimmage you any time. Especially ECNL teams. Wait they are not allowed. Hmmm wonder why. Scared much.

Anonymous said...

I believe the truth is somewhere in the middle. In other words, you need to have a good development program and high quality training. However, it is not enough. It is very important to play games to apply what has been taught. On the other hand, playing endless weekend tournaments can be useless or even dangerous. Girls get very tired and it is very easy to get injured.
But again, the best drivers are NOT the ones who sit in front of the simulator and have an opportunity to drive a car from time to time. The best ones are the ones who go out every day and drive on the streets, roads, highways and face unpredictable situations. They face crazy drivers, speeding, falling rocks, unpredictable stops and maneuvers, and many more real-time events that help them develop their REAL driving skills.
I wonder if PDA has statistics about their turnover rate. I wonder how many girls are with PDA from the moment they join the academy. I wonder if the lack of games and the limited participation in tournaments make them vulnerable in a long run. Girls who train more and play more games probably get better over time even if they don’t play with the fancy label on their shirt. I just wonder if there are any stats on this. Maybe it is better to spend less money and enjoy more fun with less stress with other team where your girl can get more playing time and you can enjoy the years of fun and excitement with your daughter. Or you can pay a lot, let your girl sit more, play less, and hope that the affiliation with the label will bring her somewhere. One thing to consider, this “somewhere” place will be filled with talents who have been playing for many years many games. At the end, you daughter can sit again after you had spent ridiculous money to bring her to a stage in which she can’t compete. And this moment, she will be burned out and will develop apathy to the sport she used to love. Obviously, this will not happen to many but could happen to most.

Anonymous said...

FC Bucks lost in the PA State Cup, which frankly makes it even more painful for the ECNL faithful. To be fair Delco is still new and growing while trying to collect talent with mixed results. Delco and Fusion didn't enter, guess it wasn't worth their time but Bucks is held in high regard in ECNL nationally at this age group. Just a few losses/draws in their "league" schedule. As is the case in NJ, there is a fair amount of talented teams and individual players in PA as well not playing ECNL. So maybe finally the talk can subside on this collection of talent nonsense in regards to ECNL. Because frankly most ECNL coaches know who the talented players are in an area and will take them
In a second irregardless if they have to bump a lower player off their existing roster to do so.

Anonymous said...

Because frankly most ECNL coaches know who the talented players are in an area and will take them
In a second irregardless if they have to bump a lower player off their existing roster to do so.

point being if a kid is good they will have many options regardless of where they play. Parents jumping to ECNL teams and leaving their current clubs high and dry are scared their kid is not good enough to make it on their own.

Anonymous said...

I was curious to know if all of the ECNL hate on this blog was really just PDA hate.

Good to know that there are similar feelings in PA about your ECNL clubs.

Anonymous said...

ECNL has nothing whatsoever to do with talent, or for that matter, better coaches/trainers. The coaches/trainers would love to have you (the buyer) believe that. After all...it benefits them greatly if the overall consensus was that.

The truth of the matter is that the academies/clubs that receive an ECNL invite need curtain criteria. Such as:

-Huge player enrollment.
-Multiple teams in the same age group.
-Their own fields.
-History in the region.

So putting your daughter on an ECNL team doesn't mean she'll receive the best coaching, training, or competition. Just that she belongs to a well known and established academy and/or club.

Anonymous said...



That is what I thought

Anonymous said...

Real Shore out of Lakewood....like Boca I think.

Anonymous said...


15th Annual FC DELCO Players Cup - brackets

http://www.gotsport.com/asp/directors/tournament/vieweventteamscleanb.asp?EventID=35682&Group=Girls_13

Anonymous said...

That's old news. Looking for schedule info.

Anonymous said...

Still Prelim brackets. These are not official.

Anonymous said...

Schedules out tomorrow for Delco.

Real have a small roster now, are cutting 2-3 and taking the best 6 from NJ Force Lightning for next year.

Anonymous said...

Delco website says 5:00pm may 8th for schedules

Anonymous said...

I would question RJ's judgment if he hired 2 very suspect coaches for Force Crush already. Isn't this the second coach that has been lambasted on this site? I agree that there are a couple of other choices in that geographic area that don't have all that drama such as TRIC and Brick, to name a few.

Anonymous said...

Delco schedules are out.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't every team have at least some type of drama? I do not think there is a team that is utopia, whether it is players, parents, coaches or at some point all three, hopefully not at the same time.

Grass is not always greener when you are on the other side of the fence.

Anonymous said...

What you guys think of the official flights in Delco?

Anonymous said...

Looks like there is still a spot at Delco. Looks like the Stallions dropped out.

Anonymous said...

Looks like there is one spot open for Delco. Looks like NJ Stallions dropped out

Anonymous said...

Why did they drop out? So much for all the talking about how great teams they are developing.

Anonymous said...

Flights look reasonable.

Anonymous said...

What happened to Crush Storm? Past results shows them winning last year's 2nd flight. This year they drop to flight 3?. Not going in the right direction.

Anonymous said...



injuries

Anonymous said...

How / why is Alby ECNL team in the third flight? Are they no better than Holmdel or Bethesda "c" team? Pretty insulting.

Anonymous said...

Why, because if it isn't blatantly obvious by now, being an ECNL team does not automatically make you good.

Anonymous said...

LMFAO 7:59. Simple and true

Anonymous said...

EM is also in third. MF would be lower if they had the balls to enter

Anonymous said...

Force u-12 team officially done. What dioed Thai mean for force and lightning

Anonymous said...

which force are you talking about?

Anonymous said...



Heard the opposite about the NJ Force current U12 & U13...staying where they are now...not following that loon.

Anonymous said...

Force Crush will be done. Force Lightning done end of Spring.

Anonymous said...

I think flights are good at delco

Anonymous said...

The Lightning aren't any good. The Crush are good and will be coached by R.J. and will have the same team and better. Lots of talent at tryouts.

Anonymous said...

That's not the word on the street that the team will stay intact & about the level of talent @ the tryouts. Good luck if you believe today but then again you didn't know about the coaching change last year till after you paid.

Anonymous said...

That is horrible the team didn't know about the coaching until after they paid.

I guess typical though....what a mess.

Anonymous said...

9:34 no talent at tryouts , please be honest. With all that is happening nobody is coming

Anonymous said...

I think that it is unfortunate that there is so many kids who decide to leave their teams. I think many of them leave because of boredom. We should run soccer like Football. Different coach every couple of years. It should just be part of the program. That way the girls would get exposed to new ideas, a different voice and different training methods and would not need to leave to get more/something new. It would be built in that they get something new. Why not have specialists in each age group. People who have a skills set at a certain level and work with kids as they move through that level. Seems like that would make a better program for development and you would eliminate a lot of the issues that make the sidelines so crazy. My daughter is leaving this spring because she has had the same coach/same trainer for 5 years. Coach is nice most of the time but really is not qualified to coach at this level. Girls know more than Coach and that becomes a problem. Trainer has run out of tricks. We don't want to leave. She is just bored.

Anonymous said...

That is unfortunate that your daughter is bored. I do not agree with your suggestion that coaches should be replaced every few years.

Girls grow as people and athletes. I think this is the main reason why people leave, not because of boredom, but because they feel they need something more. I do not consider that boredom, I consider that growth.

Anonymous said...

I agree that sometimes kids feel they need something more. Oftentimes however that "more" isn't whatthey thought it would be and leads to limited play time big rosters and a feeling that you don't really matter,
From one who knows

Anonymous said...

The newcomer can call for the ball and make the best effort to fit right in, but girls will always trust the ones they know first. Eventually the new girl might / should prove herself, but it can be a long time to work into the starting lineup. Can easily be discouraging and make for an unhappy transition. If a player is not happy, it shows in her play and can result in a vicious cycle that sometimes makes players want to leave the new place and maybe leave the game altogether. All this movement is very bad for the game.
These joke academy and fly by night operations that fail a year or two in make it even worse - good players sometimes get sucked in and are stuck on just plain bad teams hoping for what they were sold to come through only to find out they wasted a year or two.

Anonymous said...

I love the obsession with ecnl. It must be something if it creates so much resentment among so many. I don't hear anyone saying that npl sucks or edp sucks. Who said that every team in the league is top notch?
I think the point people try to make is that it is the best forum in the country today to showcase the best female talent, regardless of how many weak teams there are.
Of course as teams are added there are going to be some that won't be as competitive. Every league has that problem if you actually consider that a problem. Is every game your fabulous team plays a hard fought game always decide by one goal.
I haven't read anything here that says ecnl is the end all be all. It is the best forum to showcase top talent for females that we have in this country. No more. No less.
Why you have a problem with that, I'm not sure.

Anonymous said...

At u13 it doesn't matter where you play ecnl,epd,nil all pretty much the same. I know I will here about this.....
But the best girl in u13 right know plays for a town team in jags

Anonymous said...

It's not an obsession. NPL and EDP are ok, no one comes on here touting their praises (except for the occasional rave of NPL even though most of the leagues nationally comprise ecnl b teams). They are what they are, good formats to play.
But people do come on here touting ECNL is the best thing ever to happen to female soccer. While it was marketed as the having the best teams and comprised of the best clubs, that clearly isn't the case. Frankly, it only covers approximately 28 states? So spare everyone the obvious self promotion of the best forum to showcase top talent nationally. And every league doesn't have the problem of 4-0 or 5-0 blowouts on a regular consistent basis. Yes, it's a forum, one of many out there. Yes it's convenient for coaches to see talent. But best forum top talent, no, one of many.

Anonymous said...

We'll just have to agree to disagree. That's what blogs are for.
Gotta go add some ice to my sugary flavored drink.

Anonymous said...

@11:26.
Your first statement is pretty accurate, it really doesn't matter where you play for the most part, it's the training and competition when you do play and every league has its strengths and weaknesses with teams and players. You should of stopped there.
There is no such thing as the best girl at u13. There are some talented players for sure, but any statement touting someone as the best in an youth age group is just stupid, no other way to say it.

Anonymous said...

@11:42. Thanks for proving the point. Anytime an ecnl supporter is presented with facts....your response is generally what happens. Well actually there usually is no response so at least we'll give you props for responding back.

Anonymous said...

Thought I would share a funny story. Daughter #1 second year college at d2 school plays soccer. Got some scholarship money first year not near what I hoped but some. Second year scholarship not renewed she's still playing. Spent a lot of money at an academy for daughter #1. So I overhear a conversation between daughter #1 and daughter #2 who also plays soccer.(smaller club). Daughter 2 asks her older sister "Best memory playing soccer" Daughter #1 answers, " Playing with (insert school friends name) on her high school team. Her High School team!!!!! I was livid. Her team was terrible. And I mean terrible. Her academy won dozens of medals,tournaments. If I had know that she could have just played high school! Glad son is a wrestler.

Anonymous said...

Nothing new there. Most kids have a lot of fun playing on their hs teams. If, and it doesn't sound like this applies to your daughter, the player has the talent and desire to play at a high level, hs alone will not get it done.
It can really become a problem when the club team has significantly more talent than the college team, and she is just going through the motions because of the dropoff in competition. Then it just becomes a job.

Anonymous said...

You can play any where now ,but at u15 size and speed will win out. It's that simple

Anonymous said...

Point taken,just saying there are girls on town teams that can play with any team around....

Anonymous said...

vey few girls from town teams can make a high level team (PDA) except for the rare few who have tremendous talent and happen to hit the soccer jackpot and defied the odds of getting a real good coach from u9 to now.

How do I know, I see them coming down in droves at u13 thinking they will just walk in and get a spot on
an academy style team. Most are the best player on their town team but they are still not good enough because the training they received and the town competition they played against just didn't measure up in speed of play and technical skills.

Anonymous said...

Reality of numbers says more than likely there's only one girl from this age from this state that might get a shot at the national team. Probably on the bench. Let the girls enjoy who they play with and where they play because this is NOT their future. This is not a path to the NFL or NBA type of money - it's just a game.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure why you think that students shouldn't graduate to a different coach/teacher as they advance. Happens in Football. Happens in School. Don't you think how and what you teach a 7/8 year old is different than what you should teach a 13 year old? Many coaches do not have the skills to coach the older kids. The kids are better than they are. And many really skilled coaches don't have the patience to teach the really young. Takes a different type of personality... Clubs in other parts of the country do that. It also get rid of favoritism and nepotism. And yes, probably not as big an issue at good clubs with non-parent coaches. Definitely would help where I am coming from. Same person yelling the same thing for 5 years gets old and it gets boring. You can say she has outgrown it or advanced beyond it, but to me, it is a shame that she is the one who has to leave her team to get exposure to more when she is not the only one to feels that way on the team. And yes, moving to a new place/team will be hard. We would have rather of stayed. But the coach is adamant that there will be no changes...

Anonymous said...

Just be sure it's not you that's the bored one. It might be she's just trying to please you by saying she wants to change, but really she just wants to play with her friends.

Anonymous said...

Don't know anything about your situation but how does your daughter feel about leaving? Does the coach know that some of the issues involve him and the trainer? Sometimes complete honesty is the best thing and can avoid a bad situation.

Anonymous said...



How would you know what clubs in other parts of the country do? What did you read it on a blog?

Anonymous said...

Could be a military brat.

Anonymous said...

Any predictions for our Jersey's teams at Delco?

Anonymous said...

5:00 seriously, an army brat. Come on. It's a freak who follows soccer everywhere thinking his kid will get a D1 scholarship. So he keeps up with everything.

Anonymous said...

@3:07........respectfully you don't know anything. The parade of players you see right now are the disgruntled players or parents on teams. Most are running to ecnl because they truly think princess has talent, they may not be getting ample playing time or feel overlooked, princess is really a striker but her current team plays her at defender, or they are scared if they don't get in now they won't get that sacred spot. They are told anything by the recruiting coaches who want enough bodies to fill multiple teams and pockets. That's why you see a lot of "new" girls in the weeks leading up to tryouts. Because mom or dad want to use that "edge" to get an advanced look. The truly good player on a good town team, if their team has been competitive this year, isn't participating in the parade of tryouts. Why? There is no need to. Training is good, they are still developing, and they are olaying with friends. Spare us all the advanced traing with better girls bs. If you truly believe that you are delusional. Because the excellent player on a town team has already been told by multiple teams and coaches that a spot is there whenever they want it or are ready. These coaches aren't looking for another player like your daughter, so your daughter gets to stay. But when the exceptional player comes along, and they are out there in on the town teams, your daughter will be kicked to the curb before you know what hit her. An athlete is an athlete, regardless of where she is playing today.

Anonymous said...

You people talk like there is so much talent out there. The soccer world is a pretty small circle and there are no diamonds in the haystack. I've seen every top team play and nobody stands out. Just a lot of decent athletes playing hard and competing.
Once again girl's soccer is generally poor quality soccer and there just aren't that many good female players out there. Just take advantage of title 9 and try and get your kid some financial help with college. All the talk here is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Then your circle is pretty damn small and you clearly dont know what you're looking at. On the top "town" non-ecnl teams there are girls who stand out above the rest, they are actually pretty easy to point out. Your comment on financial help for college shows just how much you don't know. If that's your advice, I feel sorry for you. Most all the girls you see playing won't get any financial help for playing soccer..a select few may at d1, maybe, and a few more will be fortunate to play d2 or 3 and maybe get some financial help. But let's take your advice and start thinking about that at u13. Another delusional mommy or daddy.

Anonymous said...

Rude awakening. That's what all these delusional parents will get when they actually get feedback from some colleges. The level of talent coming out of the warmer states where they play year round outdoors will make little princess look like a rec player. This is a good commitment to build character and be part of a team to keep out of trouble. It looks good on an application, but is not a career path nor is it even a source to cover tuition. The "character" aspect is also very flawed when teams won't shake hands or storm off if they aren't champions. Academics and well rounded / grounded people get the assistance - the soccer just allows the conversation.

Anonymous said...

Can't study tonight, gotta train for two hours an hour from home. Maybe I will finish that project while we drive three states away . . . Where's the priorities?

Anonymous said...

Wait until the high school workload kicks in too. All work on school and soccer and no play makes Jane a dull girl!
Get the reference?

Anonymous said...

I guess you just confirmed what I see, that most won't get a thing, therefore the talent is subpar at best. They will all be walkons.
I wonder where the equivalent of 14scholarships allowed for ncaa women's soccer are going to go. Must be all the girls from the warm weather states that are so much better than girls from the northeast.

Anonymous said...

So boring with all this stuff! Let's talk about tournaments and games please

Anonymous said...

8:41 pm

what makes you think that my daughter is not an athlete playing with other high level athletes.

You presume too much!

Sounds personal to me.

Your daughter may be that player who is the exception to the rule. if she is she should have no problem, but most will be competing with athletes that are as good or if not better that have been vetted through the better leagues and through the better players that surround her.

If You think most best players just wait for u15 to come down then you are delusional. Most on the high level teams have excellent players by then and some are already in the national pools.

So unless your daughter is a phenom-her chances are very slim to getting on one of these teams. If she is a phenom then rock on! but 99% are not phenoms. and most go away disappointed.



Anonymous said...

Now there is some sense. it took time but it's clear people are aware

Anonymous said...

Can anyone shed some light on the club HBC from NY? They are a NY NPL Club. Beat STA 3-1 in the fall in this age group and have a very good team/club.

Yet for some reason all the NY NPL standings have changed and put every HBC team at 0 wins and all losses, at every age group, which is not accurate.

Did they break some sort of rule and have to forfeit as a club? This might get STA to the NPL Finals now in July...

Anonymous said...

Good riddance to HBC. Too many joke teams. (they were sending their 3rd/4th/5th best to NPL)

But tough for the U13 G and any other HBC team that was ACTUALLY PREMIER, representing HBC well and now cannot go on.

The league stomped on this club as a deterrent. No other club will disgrace the NPL label, fear of getting bounced themselves.

Great for this league, longrun.

Anonymous said...

@11:48.
When you use the phrases high level athlete, my daughter as an athlete and all her high level athletic teammates, and national pool all in the same post....it's a clear sign of your delusion.

Now I'm not stating you said that about your daughter, but it's funny how this started. Your claim that all the high level athletes are already assembled and the townie players are all horrible is just sad.

You're right that you'll see many players come to a tryout who don't have the ability, but they are trying and for that they deserve at least some credit and respect vs being put down. They are youth soccer players. Put down the parents all you want, but leave the kids out of it, most play to enjoy the game and be with friends.

But your also in denial if you don't think there is transition between now and u15-16. It happens. Don't believe me, just ask a parent of an older team. It's a natural transition as players look to get greater exposure.

I have no worries about my daughter, she'll be just fine. What you don't understand is that your ecnl coaches have already stated she can come whenever she wants, no tryout necessary, and no regards to who is on the current team. And that is multiple ecnl teams. Those players do exist out there and for you to think otherwise is true denial.

Anonymous said...

Old Bridge SAIL home after losing to Vernon in SECOND bracket NJ Cup.

Anonymous said...

any preliminary results from the semis - state cup?

Anonymous said...

8:05 is dead on. If your kid is on bottom third of current ECNL roster probably won't be there at u-16

Anonymous said...

Splash 1-0 TRIC Final

Anonymous said...

Any updates on STA vs. Galaxy?

Anonymous said...

STA takes it on PK's after 0-0 game

Anonymous said...

0-0 tie, STA 5-4 IN PKS

Anonymous said...

Splash only 1-0??
Brace yourselves, here come the excuses...

Anonymous said...

Looks like PDA Splash can barely win against 2nd EDP division teams. What's going on? Are you still convinced that the team has no competition in NJ? The last results prove otherwise. Any thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Fields were awful

Anonymous said...

I think the semis and finals should be played on fields that are decent. Otherwise, we will have state champs who can run but can't play soccer.

Anonymous said...

Let's make it do turf teams are the only teams that can play and make it on turf. This stupid grass stuff makes the game too difficult.

Anonymous said...

it hailed, it rained and it thundered. fields were wet, ball skipped. Fields weren't great but i wouldn't call them awful Would call them small. Shame that this tournament couldn't get a better locale. gotta be better parks available.

Anonymous said...

Would venture a guess that TRIC packed it in played with two way back hoped for a counter attack...

Anonymous said...

TRIC already went too far. They got lucky all the way. Was time to go home

Anonymous said...

PDA totally dominated the game. At one point in the second half PDA could have closed the door. Point blank shot from up close, like 5 yards out, with no defender nearby and player hit it wide. It was stuff like that that kept the score close. Easily could have been 6-0. Tric keeper aggressively came off her line and slapped some balls away. Tric also kept lots of defenders back. PDA clearly the better team. Oh and I don't have a horse in the race. Just watching the games on a rainy Saturday.

Anonymous said...

"PDA totally dominated the game. At one point in the second half PDA could have closed the door. Point blank shot from up close, like 5 yards out, with no defender nearby and player hit it wide. It was stuff like that that kept the score close. Easily could have been 6-0. Tric keeper aggressively came off her line and slapped some balls away. Tric also kept lots of defenders back. PDA clearly the better team. Oh and I don't have a horse in the race. Just watching the games on a rainy Saturday."

You don't have a horse in the race huh? You just typically go out and watch girls youth soccer when you have no affiliation with either team playing? You must either have no life, or are a pervert. And as for your "synopsis" of the game? The same exact thing is said after every PDA game. Could have, should have, etc. excuses, etc. The bottom line is, they didn't and rarely do. Anybody that pays all the money they do for this "academy" is either dumb, or just simply has too much money to blow.

Anonymous said...

Almost identical story - see PDA vs. Holmdel excuses. Could have won 6:0 but the end result - 1:0. Both teams are from the 2nd division and you scored only 1 goal but could have 6, yea.

Just accept that you are not as good as you think. Accept that other teams in NJ are as good as you (or even better). Don't almighty yourself. Face them, play them, and don't hide.

You played Barons on your own tournament and lost 1:0 and we all know that this year is not their best - check their results.

Anonymous said...

"Observer" at the PDA/NJX game:

"I was at the game NJX/PDA last night and yes, played on grass which was in decent condition but both teams had to play on it. NJX played defense the whole game and packed 6-7 defenders in the box and played kick-ball all night, and was clearing the ball all game. PDA tried to play a lot of possession as expected, and had a lot of scoring opportunities as the score could have been easily 7-0 or 8-0. NJX was hanging in there due to clearing the ball all game and kick-ball style. That was the game plan and tactics if you call it that, not soccer!"

"Observer" at the PDA/TRIC game:

"PDA totally dominated the game. At one point in the second half PDA could have closed the door. Point blank shot from up close, like 5 yards out, with no defender nearby and player hit it wide. It was stuff like that that kept the score close. Easily could have been 6-0. Tric keeper aggressively came off her line and slapped some balls away. Tric also kept lots of defenders back. PDA clearly the better team. Oh and I don't have a horse in the race. Just watching the games on a rainy Saturday."

WOW !! Sounds like the same same; PDA domination and should have been a blow out each game. Keep trying to deflect from the fact that other teams are catching up to your "dominance". You are not an innocent observer, you are a panic striken parent...or coach. You are PATHETIC.

Anonymous said...

TRIC and NJX should have been considered for the first division anyway, as well as others - over some of the choices that were made(smithtown and the force lightning) . Look at the scores in the north division. There will be changes and adjustments in the fall.

Anonymous said...

TRIC should move up but not NJX as they aren't a proven team & with players going to tryouts they won't have a team next season anyway.

Anonymous said...

Not a proven team? They have beat barons, brick freehold, tied Americans and LVU , beat pa rush . All teams have kids gping to tryouts ..part of the game. ,your animosity is clearly biased for your own personal reasons.

Anonymous said...

When have NJX ever beat the Barons or Americans?

Anonymous said...

delusional NJX parents posting from YMS tournament as they continue to chase points... Playing nobody.

Anonymous said...

Well it's simple then. Holmdel can prove themselves worthy of moving up by winning their division. Looking at the current standings, it should not be difficult. Prove yourself.

Anonymous said...

I guess the second ranked Pennsylvania
Team PA Rush must be point chasers too. They have played , and are playing in the same tournaments we are playing in. Baltimore , epic , and the upcoming FC Delco.

Anonymous said...

6:34

check me if I'm wrong but I think pda is still playing in this tournament. Where is your team?

Anonymous said...

Who is the brain trust that put jersey umited in the EDL ?

Anonymous said...

634
Not good enough. Unless they win by three goals or more they should be disqualified.

Anonymous said...

Pretty funny that the dude posting on a U13G blog at 133AM is accusing people who go watch a youth soccer game with their children of being perverted.
LMFAO

Anonymous said...

10:28 the same brain trust that put Smithtown in EDP.

Anonymous said...

To the 10:13 NJX parent -

Look what happened when you played a real tournament... PDA. Didn't win a game and finished bottom of your group.

Baltimore and Epic competition this year is average at best. We all know rankings mean nothing. PA Rush got to #2 in PA because yes, they chase points at tournaments like you. As you can see below, here is how PA Rush got to #2 :


3/29/2014
Baltimore Mania - Girls - Powered by Under Armour
G13 Premier
Finalist
752

3/22/2014
MAPS 2014 Spring Challenge [Girls]
G13 MAPS
Champion
1609

3/8/2014
FC EUROPA TURF CUP - Girls Weekend
G13 Championship
-
0

11/23/2013
MAPS Cup 2013 Fall [U11-U14 Girls]
G13 G MAPS CUP Platinum
Semi-Finalist
2022

10/12/2013
Girls Premier Frederick Cup 2013
G13 Gold
Semi-Finalist
1002

8/24/2013
2013 Spirit United Kickoff Classic - Girls Weekend
G13 Elite
-
0

8/2/2013
West Chester 25th Annual Summer Classic 2013
G13 Championship
Semi-Finalist
841

7/20/2013
Pocono Cup 2013 Premier [Girls]
G12 Marshalls Creek
Champion
1392

6/22/2013
Rider Cup 2013 [Girls]
G12 MSSL
Semi-Finalist
2060

6/15/2013
33rd Annual JAGS Tournament
G12 RED
-
0

5/25/2013
14th Annual FC DELCO Players Cup
G12 Gold
Semi-Finalist
326

5/10/2013
2013 EPIC Tournament
G12 Championship 11v11
Semi-Finalist
1675

No Jefferson Cup or PDA there which were the best 2 tournaments to do this Spring after Manhattan was canceled.

Wake up NJX... you are nobody and play nobody.

Anonymous said...

NJX will wake up after the 4 that are leaving tell them.

Anonymous said...

So.....who won this morning?.....Vernon Storm or NJ Rush and what was the score?

Anonymous said...

State cup results?

Anonymous said...

What State Cup were they in?????lol

Anonymous said...

Pda vs. Sta score?

Anonymous said...

PDA 3-2 over STA

Anonymous said...

I am from Central Pa. and know little of the teams you speak about, But see enough to know that ECNL is not the be all end all. The EDP must not be all that special either? Two EDP teams came down to Central Pa. from Philly this weekend and got beat on by our local club team's?

Anonymous said...

Wow 11;05 has a lot of time on their hands and has some unresolved issues with NJx and it appears PA Rush as well. Why don't you tell us what team you are from so we can analyze your record.?

Anonymous said...

Central PA pay no mind to the trolls. Some of us actually educate ourselves out of the jersey bubble and know full well that you guys have some great teams out there.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 5:06..Central Pa. is by no means a hot bed of superior teams..But ECNL teams are only in 28-29 states? and EDP seems to be concentrated along the coast? Kids play soccer other places and manage to beat some of the so called hand picked "Elite" every now and then, even without the letters behind their team name or the money those letters costs...

Anonymous said...

Yes they do beat the elite teams quite often. My thoughts on that are the good smaller clubs tend to stay together as a group and actually DEVELOP as a team. The three letter academies take on full teams or pick off talent and replace the bottom of their rosters. They can't fully gel because its never the same team.

Anonymous said...

Very good point above. Makes a lot of sense.

Anonymous said...

4:46 I simply went on PA Rush GotSoccer page and hit copy-paste. Took me all of 3 seconds.

Anonymous said...

Tough weekend for STA, lost to Yankee United out of CT on Sunday as well.

Anonymous said...



Wow...have you all lost it on this site?!?!

The players are 13/14 year olds. Most play way too many games in short periods of time...under a lot of pressure against very good opponents...they will have good games and bad games...Don't be so f'in critical...You couldn't do what they do, period! Now or when you were there age...

Anonymous said...

Hilarious that at no time can a 1-0 result be seen as "dominating"

Hoping for some wiser folk to frequent this forum soon.

Anonymous said...

It's hilarious that EVERY TIME a certain team wins a 1-0 game; they post that they dominated the entire game...the score doesn't reflect how CLEARLY they are the much better team.

Hoping for some humble parents to frequent this forum soon.


Anonymous said...

Wildcats 0-0 Brick
Stronghold 1-1 GFA

Couple surprising results yesterday... can a anyone shed some light on the games?

Anonymous said...

Mediocrity. Top to bottom in NJ. Too many teams and talent is so diluted (or polluted with untalented playing alongside). Any team can beat another depending on whatever motivates young girls - maybe there was a school dance or big party the night before. Scores any particular week don't say anything. Have to judge a season once it's done.

Anonymous said...

Did the PDA Splash vs. STA final go to PK's or was 3-2 the score at end of regulation?

Anonymous said...

LVU also tied NJ Wildcats on Saturday in (NPL)EDL league 2-2. I believe SJEB and Copa play for the EDL Championship game to see who goes to Regionals in July. Good luck to both teams.

Anonymous said...

You are probably right, but SJEB needs to win its last EDL game. It's against Stallions, so probably a lock. If they lose or tie for some reason LVU could still take it by beating Stallions by more than one.

Anonymous said...

PDA-STA was 3-2 regulation.

Splash up 1-0, then 2-0.

STA got 1 back

Splash made it 3-1

STA got another back.

Anonymous said...



One thing is obvious....there aren't too many smart people on this blog....So teams are mediocre because they play games each week that are decided by 1 or two goals....I would take it the other direction that there are a lot of good teams that all compete against one and other each week!!!

And for all of you with the grass is always greener mentality that ruin the experience for not only your daughter but many others, her teammates....Yes you know who you are and it is horrific....This blog has a lot of messages about players leaving teams, coaches being fired, teams breaking up, etc..etc.. It is that time of year, where many think the program their daughter is involved with isn't what she needs, that is fine, and for some it is a natural progression, but for many it can be disastrous, for that player and her current teammates....you will see over the next 3 to 4 weeks when teams just go by the Wayside....

You should give deep thought and gain a strong understanding of all situations before you move your daughter...some of you do this again and again and again...WTF....pure insanity....them you try and bash the team you are leaving from the players, to the coaches, to the trainers to the other parents....What a complete joke....If you daughter wants to go to another team, great, but don't be the a$$ that makes a spectacle of themselves, you will develop a reputation and the soccer community is smaller than you may think.....

Anonymous said...

Very well said!!!

Anonymous said...

I often criticize PDA as player development by acquisition, but they are lighting it up this year.
U13 npl first place.
U14 ECNL 2nd place and wildcard.
U15, U16, U17 & U18 ECNL 1st place in all of the ages.
Not sure about Splash right now, but you can bank on them getting there looking at this.

Anonymous said...

4;06 very well said,

Anonymous said...

No doubt PDA is lighting is up...but like the Yankees they develop very little and feast like vultures on smaller clubs poaching players after they have been developed...most u13 clubs are holding out as much as possible...I hate favorites never have never will...it won't teach my daughter anything but to give up and cower...she can play at PDA with no problem..but will never go...it teaches character and yes she will go D1 regardless... and yes she will set down u13 and u14 elite team strikers...they usually work around and avoid her at center D or shoot from 30 yards out ...she has never been beat on a breakaway and she has versed every top ten team nj at u 13 and 14

Anonymous said...

Time to get out of the bottle......what team does she play for ?

Anonymous said...

I can kind if understand the lesson of playing through adversity, winning an losing as a team, and maybe overcoming challenges, but why choose the more difficult path for your child? It's like saying you could have driven her to school but it'd better to walk during that polar vortex just because.

Anonymous said...

5'8 130
50 yds under 6 sec
Foot skills about 8 (scale1-10)
Center Defense 9.5
GK 8
Throw-ins 15 plus yards
Punts 45 plus yards
GPA 3.98
Character: Captain, Honor Society, straight A's since 1st grade, humble, respectful

Has given up 0 breakaways

Anonymous said...

Unlikely to get beaten 1-1
Competed at year up her whole life. First year competing at age level...some my know by the description given.keep anonymous. I think we need some solidarity here on the blog. Most of us who can play with PDA are trying to hold out as long as possible as long as the competition is high and fees remain low. Much much much respect to PDA but no koolaid for now.

Anonymous said...

that's half the girls on pda

Anonymous said...

What's the big deal if a player moves from one team to the other......for the right reasons? Players progress and outgrow their teams.....that simple. So if you have a daughter who is very good and talented and her current team doesn't step up their game to the next level then moving to a more challenging environment is the way to go.
What are we teaching our daughters.....that it's okay to settle....it's okay to stay longer with a team that may not have the same aspirations as the player....it's okay for the player to waste talent and time waiting for a team to arrive at a level they may never reach. Playing on a team is a lot like life....you have to know when the relationship isn't working for you anymore and then move on to a more fruitful, pleasant experience where you gain a different perspective of the game, where you gain different experience, knowledge, wisdom and where a player can further develop their abilities to bring their playing ability to another level. After all isn’t that why there are honors and AP classes...there are students who excel and need to move on because they outgrow the norm.....why wouldn't girls soccer be any different? Most good soccer players, regardless of the team, care about 1 thing: are they on a team where everyone has the same goal.....to be the best.
The respect for each other comes when the girls can trust each other on the field and through their trust they win games....it's that simple. My experience is that most players come together on the field to play.....not a lot hanging out braiding each other's hair and talking about what they want to be when they grow up.....it's a different kind of friendship. Also, personally speaking, I have never seen any team where all the girls truly are friends off the field...by nature of the sport you show up for practice, you show up for games and tournaments, you travel together and hang out during the tournaments and then everyone goes back to their normal routines when they get back home.
Bottom line....I would never advise my daughter to stay in a relationship...any relationship.....because the perception might be "she moves around too much". Sad that some of the parents on this blog rather have their daughters live with complacency than urge their daughters to pursue change....after all that's how we grow....if not we lose out on the really important lessons in life.

Anonymous said...



Agree with some of your diatribe but not all. There was an earlier post at 4;06 that may have driven a lot of your comments. But there was one key point, you may have missed "it is a natural progression for some to move on", but the point was don't try and bring along others. My guess is that you may be on of those, understanding that it may make your daughters transition bearable to her....

Anonymous said...

Let's be real. 95% of the time a players move is because of playing time, not having success, or dont like the coach or another player on the team. Those players or parents will bounce around from team to team and will never be happy! Stay away! They usually take a player or two when they exit...

Anonymous said...

If you are thinking you are being smart and doing what's best for your current team, there's a couple things you might consider.
First, coaches telling you that you have an open spot now is very different from when they have spent years tweaking a team and have a solid lineup as they go into showcase years. A comparable player well verses in the coach's system who knows and plays in sync seamlessly with the other players will get the nod rather than shaking things up for a minor improvement in speed.
Second, when your daughter leaves a big hole in the d of her current team just as they start showcases, will they be prepared? If not there will be some bad feelings towards both you and your daughter. Don't act like you are better when you are clearly planning a very selfish scheme. Good enough for now and let them sink when you've used them enough.
Lastly, continuing to play this beat ever defenseman against less skilled reams exposes her to more risk of injury. Teams that can't possess tend to try to run through people. They will be as big or bigger than her soon enough - probably many just as fast too.
So - you are cheap and selfish and not just against the system. Just admit it. Use her teammates as long as you can then leave them hanging and we'll see you at tryouts - if she's still bigger and faster.

Just Soccer said...

For all those who believe that a team that wins a match 1-0 couldn't have possibly dominated that game.

Here's a revelation for you...a team could dominate the possession game, have more shots on goal, win more corner kicks and more free kicks and still lose the game 1-0 or even 2-0.

Anybody who thinks they can judge a soccer game by final scores alone, are basically admitting that they have no knowledge of the game itself and are only involved in it because their daughters are.

Anonymous said...

If you are not in the starting lineup on high level team at u-13 /14 you have a good chance of not being on the team by u-16. That's any high level team not just ECNL. That's just another flash in the pan league. Pay attention, leagues change every few years these days. It wasnt too long ago that JAGS and MAPS were the top dog. The current flash will be a victim of its own greed with huge rosters and blowout games due to these clubs not being able to field quality teams in all age groups.

Anonymous said...

Very true! Scores never tell the whole story as our team has been outplayed but ending winning the game by capitalizing on a mistake or 2 in a game & have list games that the other team got 1 shot the whole game & list 1-0 so scores never tell the story & teams that think a win means you are better or played better shows your lack of knowledge.

Anonymous said...

8:00 a.m. Post -

First, of all.....you don't know me, my daughter, her team or any history....so your comments are way off base.

Second, I nor my daughter would ever take another teammate to another team......if we make the decision to leave it's because it's best for her no other teammate...it's a unilateral decision for her benefit.

Third, how do you know that if she left it would leave a big hole in the "d" of her current team??????? There will always be bad feelings, if they are a good player, if a player leaves a team to pursue another one....you can't go through life worrying about what people say about you...only a selfish, controlling person uses that kind of emotional blackmail on people or kids....typically doesn't work with adults.

Don't tell me how to act or feel...it's not a matter of acting like I or my daughter or better...is not a selfish scheme because you know nothing about our circumstnaces. The bottom line is that some players have a longer playing horizon than others so why should a player sacrifice their abilities and potential waiting for a team to "catch up and get better".....don' you think that's selfish on the part of the coach....unless of course you are the coach..becasue you don't write like a parent. And as far as you comment about "using them"...well I know a coach who played an injured player for entire game plus overtime knowing full well that the player was injured....despite the many times the player put the hand up to be taken out of the game but the coach didn't see that.....even played the player during 2 overtime periods....so who using who for selfish purposes. When a player puts their hand up....I don't care how important the game is the coach has a moral and ethical responsibility to that player to take them out....not keep them in the entire game at her expense so they can win the game.....which they didn't because of many reasons.

Additionally, if the team is so good and if the coach doesn't think that a player's contribution is not significant then I'm sure he/she can find a replacement....they are a lot of good players out there....I really don't see any team hurting because one player leaves...do you?

Oh....as far as your comment about me being cheap and selfish......I'm neither but I just don't buy into all the words I hear....actions speak louder than words and not to quote other bloggers on this post....I think and contemplate everything before I drink the KoolAid.....I'm not one of these parents who goes through life believing what someone tells me just becasue they say it....I nor my daugther are that gullable....maybe that's why you think I'm cheap and selfish....for a complete stranger you certainly have a lot of emotion towards me....so you much be a coach....the question is are you my daugher's coach???????

There is another perspective.....I hardly think that when a player is a starter and a very strong player that she's using the team.....the team might be using her???????....ever think about that?

Anonymous said...

Well whoever this is the kid played up an is now playing age appropriate . Shoudlnt be that hard to,figure out.

Anonymous said...

To me 8:00 sounds like parent of academy team player trying to dissuade someone from coming? Putting down Teams for lack of possession casing risk of injury?

Anonymous said...

What is 8:00 really trying to say. I am confused.

Anonymous said...



8:41 post, why have you taken a post to be directed at you and your daughter? Kind of strange on this blog, unless your team is mentioned or your coach?

Your post sounds defensive and signs of paranoia, just wondering why? Perhaps that post hit the nail on the head for your particular circumstance.

We are sure your daughter is the best defender in the region, doubtful...We are sure your daughter is best defender in the state, doubtful...We are sure your daughter is best defender in her league, (ECNL/NPL/JAGS, etc...etc..), doubtful. We are sure that she is the best defender and the best player on her team, doubtful.....

We are sure that she is a good player. But parents always have an over exaggerated view of their own child's ability, that is normal.

Get over yourself....no one cares what you and your daughter do, that is your decision. Good luck with it.....

Anonymous said...

Seriously who posts their daughters stats. Whatever team that kid is going to I hope it ain't mine.

Anonymous said...

Going to be lots of movement this year and next. Then it will slow down dramatically as we move to show cases. This is supposed to be about the kids not the coaches. This is their chance to do what they want to do. Not all girls want the same thing and I agree, kids should be taught to go after what they want and not be afraid to take risks. Why should a girl stay with a team that she went to when she was 7 years old because it was down the street? People should just let people do what they feel they need to do and wish them well.

Anonymous said...

No I am not your coach. In honesty, I reread your post and must apologize. I read your "holding out as much as possible" the wrong way as I read other posts after. I thought you were already planning to ditch your teammates at a later date. Now I see you say "will never go to PDA" which suggests that was not the plan.
I wish you and your daughter the best. I always worry about injury, but if your team is playing top tens maybe it's not as big a concern - high school teams are a bigger risk.
That's a whole different debate over wether the most memorable and fun games are for he high school team and is that what it's all about for some.

Anonymous said...

I know everyone on this blog understands English; however, most of you don't take the time to read.......no stats were ever mentioned and no position was ever mentioned.....no boasting....just facts....she is a strong player and she's a starter.....that's it!

It's truly amazing to realize how many ridiculous comments are made on this blog by people who think they know what they are talking about. No teams mentioned, no players or coaches name mentioned...........I don't have to get over "myself"; I'm not the one with the huge ego and telling parents what they want to hear to keep the roster full.

At the end of the day there's only a few things that matter.....regardless of the team or coach....is my daughter happy playing this sport, is she developing to the next level and will her current coach and team get her there....actually all the parents have the same questions....I'm not the only one and if you feel particularly defensive about this conversation I suspect it's because I may be one of those parents who doesn't drink the KookAid.

Anonymous said...

So 9:58 pm and 8:41 am are not the same poster?

Anonymous said...

Ummmmmm....9 25 Post...how did this become/about PDA???????

The concept of changing teams is not specific to any one team....it's a concept that we as parents need to look at for our daughters........no one looks at for your children the way a parent does....plain and simple. So, as a parent, I personally don't expect the responsibility of my daughter's development in the hands of one person....I never put all my eggs in one basket...ever hear that philosphy.

That goes for everything in life...if you're smart...one cannot have or achieve success if they don't take calculated risks to jump to a higher platau....why would anyone not wish a player well because they may decide to go to another team.....

Oh, and if you don't think that a strong player is needed than if that player is no longer with the team then you should be okay....right??????????....then why all the hostility????

Anonymous said...

Just catching up on a few of the posts...got a good laugh at who ever had their daughter timed and rated in by catagories. Maybe the parent works for Elias sports? Serioussly hoping that was a joke.
NEVER beaten 1 v 1. Really? NEVER? She must be better than Puyol, Gattuso, and Kompany, cuz I'm pretty sure they have all been beaten in their careers. They avoid her and would rather take shots from 30yds out? C'mon...get out of your town team division where girls might be fearful and play some top teams. Given her weight and height combo (a little slim for that height), top forwards in the region would crush her and all top forwards in the region would go right at her because she is in the way of the goal, but thanks for the laugh.

Anonymous said...

To 9:55 Post

Are you delusional or just ignorant......I'm confused now. How does any of the recent conversations relate to U13

Puyol plays for FC Barcelona...Pro I think Gattuso is a Manager now .....not sure Kompany plays for Manchester City...great player and they just won the Barclays Championship.

How would know the height and weight of a any player and how would you know if a player is "crushable"....are you coach or do you have some other problems?

Anonymous said...

I have seen "her" play. Actually, people come from all over the region to get a glimpse. Maybe dad can post her schedule so everyone can witness greatness. I mean it could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the perfect player.
How 'bout it pops?

Anonymous said...

So Is "she" leaving?

Anonymous said...

Rude awakening to come! That size and speed is meaningless in a year or two. The admitted 8 for foot skills will mean more in a negative direction. Get a grip - she's just another number.

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