10:57I saw nothing in that post that indicated to me it was from a PDA parent. Why are you so fixated on them?Sounds like you have the problem.
People feel the need to put down people, teams etc that are doing better than them for some strange reason. Just worry about yourself & your kids & life will be better for everyone inmvolved. Jealous is the green-eyed monster!
To the April 10th 5:29 and repeated on April 10th at 8:41 and 8:42.I am still confused by your referenceto the April 9 8:14 poster's commentsagreeing with the 7:02 poster and then discusses "dolts". Surelyyou can not disagree that there are some "dolts" as evidenced by the administrators recent deletion ofsome very disgraceful posts.Are you taking exception with thatpost or are you actually respondingto the one following it at 8:37 onApril 9th.I am trying to follow the flow,and if it was actually the 8:37 post, then your three times postedcomment would flow.
Has it really been 3 days with no posts???
EDP this past weekend ??? WOW. Just WOW.
WOW what? There are no scores posted.
Not sure what the wow is all about; but the score are posted
WOW! ?? Is it Attack got beat by TSF Academy U11?? Is that the WOW?
Link to scores? I don't see any Spring scores updated at edpsoccer.org.
The WOW factor at U-12 ! Wow-how silly.
How long have I been saying it, the kick and run Attack will not go any where. Now they get beat by a U-11 team.
MatchFit in northern NJ does have try-outs coming up. They are looking to have 3 U-12 teams next season, with the top team (Falcons) who are U-11, playing up again next year. From what I hear, they expect so many players coming to the try-outs, that they need to be able to move kids from the top team down to the second team and then having a dumping ground for the weaker players on the third team. (At the same cost, of course). Tell you what though, the Falcons may be beating everyone at U12 in the NPL/EPL, but they were beaten in all three of their games in their very own tournament. I also know that 4 of their players are trying out for other teams in Morristown, Parsippany and even Vernon.
Wow- you are a real in-depth reporter. Have you thought of a career in journalism??
The 7;02 and the 9;21 posts reek of jealousy!
3:01 pmYou are on the wrong age group, this bunch will be U13 next season.So what do you know about MatchFit plans for U13, now that they are an ECNL club? Pre-ECNL, or something else?
He just said Match Fit U11s (Falcons) will play up next yearThis would mean they plan to play U13.
That still does nobody here any good, since they will be U12's playing up.Unless they start adding age-appropriate players to the Falcons.
What tryouts are this week?
MF has a history of playing up in many younger age groups. Good idea?Seems to work and pay off when the girls are u-16,u-17 and that is exactly when it matters . Ranked 2 or 3 in each older age group.What is MF doing that is so right?They have parents that are patient and do not get into the points/rank thing at early ages. Very Nice.
Anyone know anything about BElite soccer club?they have tryouts in my area, can't find any info, I do see its run by a PDA coach, any info would help.
BElite. not a strong club. It's a money maker. Stay away. Any other option would be better.
Well well. Another negative,bashing post from the peanut gallery. Can it be that the "dolts" have resurfaced?
Thanks for the info,I see they have been thrown out of two clubs in the last two years.
Does that coach have players from PDA tryout for his club?
Match fit hasnt developed a team in years. The u12 team they have been trying to develop is not good, The lady falcons are a team that came over together from a local town.
B'Eliete is not coached by a PDA coach. It is coached by a PDA coaches brother. They were thrown out of Cranford and MPD in back to back seasons.....that would be a big red flag to me. Oh yeah, not that good of a team either. You can find better optoins.
State Cup game tonight. NJ CRUSH vs Mt Olive. Any thoughts on this game.
Thanks for clearing that up,Not to many options in Union county.
Mt. Olive 1-0Too big and physical for Crush Storm
Good assestment which I would agree with although I do think NJ Crush is a better team.
What happened to Crush last year they were a good team. I hear the top player on the team is looking to go.
In Union County, look at FC Premier teams in Westfield. They may not be "PDA" level, but they are trained well and compete at a high level.
FC Premier does not have a U12G team.
Won't your daughter be U13 next year? If so, tryouts for a U13 team are coming up.
Union TownshipGo onto GOTSOCCER, look at the top 15 or so NJ U12 teams, you are probably within 30 minutes of most of them.
Union County, sorry
Crush results havent been bad.....Finalist in VA....Playing up (U13) now in NPL.
Results haven't been bad? 8 months ago they were performing admirably against quality competition at the Eclipse tournament. Now they are lucky to get into the third flight of a top tournament. Something went wrong somewhere.
Agreed. The significant drop speaks for itself. I still think the crush will beat Mt. olive today.
Is thge U-12 NPL crush team actually u-11 then if the u-12 is playing u-13?
yes both teams are playing up in NPL
Crush U12 was undefeated in NPL for the fallNow taking on a tougher taskThat's development
Anyone know what happened with the Crush Mt Olive game tonight
Crush played 8 v 8 in NPL correct? All that 8 v 8 play didn't translate well to 11 v 11 so I'm not sure about the development aspect but if that's what they're selling you are obviously a buyer. Good 11 v 11 team but not what they looked like they could have been a year ago.
Crush 2-1. Official was absolutely horrible.
Bad for who? Both teams or bad for Mt. Olive?
Now that is what this site has been missing, good old-fashioned referee bashing!That is something that the parents and coaches here should be able to agree on. We all know refs are all horrible.
A good ref is one that you cannot remember at all after the game.
Ref was bad for the girls. Didn't allow the game to be decided on field. Gave PK with no foul in box...corner kick, crush tackled keeper, stayed on top of her and ref called nothing as ball went into net. These were just the scoring plays...and before you folks try to guess, yes Mt Olive parent.
Crush was very physical.
Don't get me wrong, nothing against Crush, they played fine, nothing dirty but its up to the official to call the game on the field. It's up to the girls to play as hard as they can.
Sounds like Thug Olive can dish out the physical but can't take it.
How fitting that Thug Olive show they are the bullies we all know they are, they can dish it out but can't take it back. Glad to see them get a tast of their own medicine as that's the only way they can stay in games against well trained & coached teams. Weren't the refs assigned by Mt. Olive since it was their home game? That's even more laughable that they are claiming the refs stole one from them.
3 games tonight, predictions?Jackson Attack vs FreeholdPDA Hornets vs Jackson SharksAmericans vs Northern ValleyAttack win the kickball gamePDA nips SharksAmericans win easily
Americans are a contender and should be talked about in top 3
LOL...Mt Olive parent...you must be kidding...it is funny and true...stand up to a bully (which is clearly Mt olive's reputation)and you'll see them back down.It does sound like they can't take it when its dished to them. I've see your big forward follow through with an shoulder on many occassions. I guess Crush playing up at U13 NPL made them a bit tougher (I don't know about better though).
Crush team was always skilled but not tough..Perhaps they are now combining the two styles. We'll see.. It will be interesting to see if they can play with Skill and toughness.
Post 9:55am I think the concensus is that the Americans are a top 2-3 team in NJ. Got soccer rankings have NJ Force #2 but I don't know anyone who thinks they are a top 5 team let alone #2 in NJ. If Americans can run the table then they will lock up #2 behind PDA but they will have to get past STA in the qtrs 1st. STA wins the whole thing after being a finalist in the Fall then STA locks up #2 in NJ with Americans etc battling it out for 3-5 with about 4 other teams.
A mt olive parent complaining about refs. Has anybody every played at Mt olive? We have and the refs helped Mt Olive on both occassions. In fact, one of the players got in the car with the ref after the game, I think it may have been her father. They should never complain about refs, it is our experience that they have won more then a few games at home due to the refs. So stop your whinningFor tonight:PDA/Americans/Freehold all win...
Why would PDA need to "buy" parents? Arent they the top dog, the team everyone flocks to?Explain how a recruitment conversation might go between the club and these parents.
Crush gave Mt Olive a dose of their own medicine. A few calls either way would not have made any difference. The better team won---it's that simple.
Rumor has it that Holmdel FC is adding a U13 team for fall that is high level. NJX? Must be a combination of good talent in the area because the word is on the street. Tryouts are April 27. Should be interesting to see who shows up!
So a team that is doing just OK (and loosing players this year including their goalie) gets new uniforms in Holmdel. No real buzz here.
In respect to Thug Olive, I have never heard so many cry babies in my life. Mt. Olive does have a big, physical defense, which as your daughters get older is what they will face regardless of who they play. If they can't handle the physical play try field hockey or girls lacrosse.
Post 11:58am what team are you talking about? I thought there wasn't a Holmdel team?
What new Holmdel team? they dont have a team in our age group?
A team from a town close to Holmdel (which is loosing players including their goalie) is moving their team to Holmdel FC. Nothing to get excited about, excep the new uniforms.
Again what team are we talking about or is this a rumor someone is trying to start? What full team near by is leaving & why?
isnt Holmdel merging with Matchfit?
So did someone change the English language when I wasn't looking?I have never seen so many people say "loosing" when they mean "losing".Happens a lot on this blog.
Holmdel has great facilities. Sounds like a great move if it is true. When are Holmdel FC tryouts?
State Cup scores anyone?
Sharks 0 Pda Hornets 2Attack 0 Freehold 1
Freehold rocks!!!! Awesome game. Has the Attack won anything this year? They need to make some changes if they want to play at our level. I think the Sharks and Attack should merge and take the best players from both teams.
Freehold Rocks! What are you 12?
Americans 2 Northern Valley 0
Freehold and Americans move on.Americans are expected to win , and Freehold just keeps winning.Two nice little low cost programs that could make big splashes in a few seasons.
Americans have a paid coach so don't know about low cost & where does Freehold keep winning? What's their league record or tournament records? Stop prmoting yourself it's embarassing because you sound like Jackson who had both of their team eliminated last night!
Freehold wins and advances.Just having a paid coach does not make it expensive.Just smart.No over head, no admin costs makes itreasonable.Paying a good coach a fair amount is good for all.
Freehold won give them credit. Played Jackson so take some away. 3v3 man where will u be next year
Freehold won because they have a great goalie!
Goalie and a fast great striker
Hey 2:17 pm, what rec team does your scrub play for, you jealous jerkoff, don't be hating because Jackson had 2 teams in the Cup.And your rec team can't even get accepted.
My daughter is a goalie playing for a competitive team in the area. We are looking to make a move for u-13. When are the Holmdel tryouts?
Brick lose to Toms River 1-0 in NJ Cup today!
There it is 7:55PM another poor white trash Jackson parent. Yewh you had two teams in and they both are out. Why don't you pinney losers get it, your teams are not that good. You are legends in your own mind. A hear they are starting a kickball leauge just for the Attack, and the Sharks are so disfunctional they may not make the end of the season!
Tryouts for holmdel U13 are April27 at 8:30....
To the 6:11 posterWhat is it with you and the White Trash remarks?? You have a real problem. If profanity were permitted you would be getting leveled. Actually, profanity ism't necessary. Your comments speak volumes to your core, morales,sportsmanship, intellectualcapacity or lack thereof of all theaforementioned personal traits!!
Who is this jackson hater?
Jackson Hater = NJ Force Crush parent!
Jackson needs to let it go already. Stop blaming others for your reputation. It speaks for itself. NJ Force couldn't give a crap or waste their time and energy hating Jackson. MOVE ON!!!!
To the 4:33 pm poster. And you have first hand knowledge of this how???? Why don't you explain this in depth for all of us.........and please don't use the " My friends daughter plays for the Force" excuse either. C'Mon inquiring minds would like to know.
There isn't an inquiring mind in Jackson.
First hand knowledge comes from being part of NJ Force. Our kids and parents all enjoy each other. You need to stop assuming its us every time someone says something negative about your team. We all have come from different teams in the past but truthfully we don't look back and bash you guys or any other teams. Ignore the idiots that are trying to piss you off and just let it go. I promise you it's not us. Lastly, understand that another idiot is going to stir the pot again after reading this just to piss you or us off. Ignore it and move on. As long as you and your child are happy someone else's opinion doesn't matter. This is my last comment regarding this situation and I hope yours also. Good luck in the spring and in future seasons.
Finally, an adult.
Great DEFLECTION SPEECH Farce parent. Can't wait for the next one!
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Matchfit tryouts should be interesting tonight. Current team is not that good but how many will show for the idea of playing ECNL in the near future? How many will be there from the Force, Freehold, Jackson, Wildcats, PDA, etc....
At tryouts now. A little early ,but looks like ants coming home to the ant hill. parking lot full, just waiting for coaches.
How were try outs
Not overwhelmed by Matchfit turnout tonight. Definitely going to see what is happening at Holmdel FC tryouts this weekend.
Hey folks- 9:04 poster is a bona fide stalker.
Stalker? We all saw her there. I think she is scared that no one will show up at her try out.
The Sharks coach showed up with her girls!
Saw who at tryouts
Did her girls tryout
WOW! 9:31 is a LIAR! Quit posting false things you trolling pot stirrer.
So middletown red gets new uniforms in Holmdel FC so they can still have an average team and a parent coach after loosing a few players.
What' your hangup with parent coaches.Sure there are bad ones, and sure there are decent ones.Can you say -Bob Bradley and MichaelBradley for starters.
Which Middlwtown tean is going to Holmdel? They have several teams in our age group and only one of them is good.
"whats wrong with parent coaches" Nothing. Many parents here cant bear the idea that at u-12 or higher little Mia's 'academy" team gets trounced by a parent coached town team. Keep forking out the $$$$$$ because Money Pit, NJ Farce, and Wildkitties have their coffers waiting!
Can someone please tell me if the Premier Group or Super Group is the higher division in State Cup? I have no idea. My daughter is much younger and I'm just curious. Thanks
Super Group is the higher bracket. You can tell by just looking up the teams even though some didn't belong.
This is a parent from the Mt Olive Blast, which is starting to implode. Most players have been starting to show up at the rest of your teams try-outs, so before you continue to rag on us, remember that our daughters may be on your teams next season.
What happened? Why the implosion?
Mt olive, ThAT saddens me. I always enjoyed playing you guys. Always gave us a tough game. I hope the situation sorts itself out.
The grass (or turf) isn't always greener...
I haven't been to this site for a while, Middletown Red moving to Homdel, so what, LC is taking her kids and some additional players there, so what, Mt. Olive is potentially losing players and maybe breaking up, very sad. This blog should be the poster child to what is wrong with youth soccer in NJ. There are a lot of very good teams in this state from top club teams (PDA, STA, NJ Crush, etc) and top town teams. And all of these teams have many good players. At times some will want more, to play at a higher level and look for a team that will give them that opportunity, that should happen in the current enviorment. But what happens, too often, is their are one or two disgruntled parents on a team and will bark so lound that they cause a team to fold, this should not happen and why would other parents allow this to happen, stop being followers.When you all wake up in 5 to 7 years most of your daughters will probably not be playing the beautiful game, but I hope they enjoyed their time playing it. All of you with the thoughts of playing at a high level of Div. 1 soccer, good luck, that pool of players is very small. But I do wish all of the players well and I hope that they all achieve what THEY want to in the game.Root for the players from this state, the Mt. Olive parent said it well, careful who you talk about they maybe on your team and I would add that parent may be standing next to you at games. So welcome that parent that has caused all the havoc on the previous team (just kidding) but that could happen, you will just have to adjust and deal with it.Just enjoy the games and tell your daughters to work very hard to achieve thier goals! Enjoy the exeriences and the time you get to speand with them and watching them play, it will all go by in a flash!
" But what happens, too often, is their are one or two disgruntled parents on a team and will bark so lound that they cause a team to fold, this should not happen and why would other parents allow this to happen, stop being followers.When you all wake up in 5 to 7 years most of your daughters will probably not be playing the beautiful game, but I hope they enjoyed their time playing it. All of you with the thoughts of playing at a high level of Div. 1 soccer, good luck, that pool of players is very small. But I do wish all of the players well and I hope that they all achieve what THEY want to in the game."Best post I have ever seen on this board!!Can i get an AMEN!!
Please keep religion out of this.
If you don't like AMEN, then RIGHT ON!
I do like some of the points in the last post but lets remember sometimes it is disgruntled parents and sometimes there are underlying reasons. Maybe there is blame to go around.
99.999% OF THE PROBLEMS IN YOUTH SOCCER ARE CASUED BY THE PARENTS. PERIOD.
Yeah, damn parentsImagine - wanting to be treated like humans by club adminsImagine - wanting to get what they pay for in terms of training and respect.Imagine - wanted a game called correctly by a game official and a tournament to be run fairly.Unbelievable gall.(hint: plenty of "blame" to go around, so just stop blaming)
1:17 from the tone of your post it is obvious you are right, it is the one disgruntled parent who is the cause of your problems
"Imagine - wanting to be treated like humans by club adminsImagine - wanting to get what they pay for in terms of training and respect.Imagine - wanted a game called correctly by a game official and a tournament to be run fairly.Unbelievable gall."Point 1. Take Mia to a club where you are treated fairly and with respect. They are out there.Point 2. See answer to point 1point 3. Its 12 year old soccer not World Cup.If you are yelling and screaming at the refs from the sidelines you are exactly what i am talking about
attaboywell saidbut game officials should in fact be held more accountableIf you dont want it to matter, dont keep score.
Its girls soccer, ugh.
yeah, does't happen with boys. Boys have real academies that are less expensive.
The problem is you have 3 or 4 teams that are disfunctional (Jackson, Freehold, PDA, NJFORCE) They are whats wrong with this blog. You get rid of those 4 clubs life would be good. But in real life you have to deal with bullies and losers but you have an option, do not browse to this blog if you do not like it. To the Force parent who thinks they are "holier that thou" you guys are just as bad. One person cannot speak for the whole team.
So what is wrong is that 4 teams are disfunctional, yet you take the chance to call a team of girls bad. You are the problem.
There is nothing wrong with any of those clubs!They are competitive.Thats why people don't like them.We have played all and had no problem with their behavior and the teams were competitive.
As it relates to this blog:-Jackson/NJ Force love to air their dirty laundry here.-PDA-mostly it is others talking about PDA. jealous green eyed monsters and trolls-Freehold, don't really hear much about them, they get dragged into the mix every once and a while.
For what it is worth, it is spelled "dysfunctional". If you are going to slam teams, at least get the spelling and grammar correct.And don't worry, if your team is "disfunctional" and "looses" any girls next season, you can always pick up some "guess" players!
Not much on this blog is true or even helpful. Lots of miss information etc. Especially on the so called top teams or clubs. Just self promoting to justify the ridiculous costs. It is funny and entertaining though, and I enjoy the few moments to escape from reality of work. opps, work ? gotta go!
GACR.....Got A Cracka Rollin...10:32That was great!!!!
Your coach still has no coaches card.........
4:50Hey, I used to date Miss Information, I wonder if it is the same girl? We ended up having to break it off, though. No matter how hard we tried, we could not agree on anything.-Mr. Know-It-All
I think you're mistaking her for Miss Direction.
Isn't she the daughter of Miss Guided?
NO, the coach is Miss Lead (came from Jackson of course)
I used to be in love with Miss Taken, but she would never go out with me.
I had a great weekend once with Miss Demeanor. Man she was wild.
Your daughters have Miss Taken youguys for adults. Your spouses have Miss Believed thatyou aren't jerks.
3:08 HA HA HA That was the best one yet.3:17 Thanks for ruining everything. God bless your significant other, they have their hands full.
It was a matter of time before Miss Andrist showed up.
With her twin sister Miss Anthrope.
ODP is a joke!!!
I agree, although it can be a positive experience for some kids.As a parent, what I saw was a program that was the poster child for everything that is wrong with American soccer. It was a pay-to-play, pay more to keep playing program. Coaches were absolute arrogant jackasses. My son made the state team one year, more than once we would drive 1.5 hours to practice and the coach did not even show up. The other coaches would have to scramble around to find someone to run the training sessions. The name is also a joke, there are no Olympics and no Development, it is an ID program. Period. For the Boys it has become irrelevant with the Academies. Girls are trying to emulate with ECNL. My daughter plays for a high level team and refuses to try out for ODP because the last time she went, the girls were complete BEE-AACCHHES.
Poor reason. BEE-AACCHHES are everywhere. She can't hide from them.They are here too.
Nothing wrong with ODP being an Id program! If your daughter is the one being identified!
She should go and kick some BEE-AACCHE butt. Have fun with it,and what ever happens, happens.
just found out the new Holmldel team is the old Middletown red team, Curious about that move. Better facilities? Internal problems in M-town? Was at Holmdel try outs and was told the Coach will be the female coach from the Middletown A team and her girls were there.
To the April 26 4:30PM poster.Sorry state for you if that was yourdefinition of fun.And yes, my husband has his hands full with me, and me with him.Sorry to hear that your wife's handsare almost empty with you.
To the April 26-4:30You just got dissed. Maybe the funniest put down I've seen on thisblog.Next time, exercise care.
PDA won Manhattan Soccer Tournament! BEAT MT.OLIVE 3-0.
Funny. Only a few teams that are elite in ecnl. Where is the elite in winning 4-0. Some very good teams but real losers too. Most just above average, not elite.
"HOT OFF THE PRESS" PDA merging with TRFCWe now have PDA North,South and now East......HHMMMM who they going to merge with in the West??GACR!!!!! PDA is taking over folks
False info here. But it is the grand plan to take over in the future. Just another gov't program with some playing for FREE.
pda- stands for Players Department Administration. Appointing a CZAR next week and will give advice to the Prez.More FREE players at pda. Are you one ? Apply now.
Who won PDA Madrid vs STA this weekend?
STA wins 2-1. Down goes pda
I'm so glad they finally won a JAGS game!
4/28 7:25pm poster :I'm so glad your daughter doesn't have a team at the moment. Even a very average TSF didn't want you or your buddy.
STA Girls accepted to NPL next year at all ages. Very big move, very good league.
PDA and Match Fit will also play NPL - in a new division...beginning in fall, U13 and up
STA has players leaving and the team will need a new coach that has the time to be there -- sky blue will become a bigger issue for his schedule.
All current STA Red players are signed for next year already. Nobody leaving the team.
If the NPL is such a good league why are so many teams such as NJ crush, playing up a year?
Not many- and Crush wont play up next yearThere are three local NPLs for fall 2013, by the way.EDP, New York Club Soccer and the new NPL Northeast Division.I havent heard what Match Fit is doing, as they are in the current NYCSL and also linked to NE division......while of course also being in ECNL now for the new fall season....Likely they just add more teams......but we'll have tos ee which teams play where.
The Match fit lady falcons are a u-11 team playing u-12 npl and are in first place in their division. Hope comp gets better next year?
@ April 28, 2013 at 10:39 PM "Very average TSF?"All eyes on STA White as they play "Very average TSF" in state cup. Results will be speak volume. Be wise STA parents posting misguided info on innocent children.
TSF :Won any big tournaments? NoRanking points? NoDo well in EDP? NoEver play any of the big teams in NJ? NoVery average TSF.If you beat STA B team in the second level of State Cup...congrats...that will be the biggest thing you have done yet.Be wise TSF parents posting on this blog when you are very average and have done nothing yet to prove otherwise.
STA and dirty laundry again
Did anyone hear a recent rumor that 8 of the Mount Olive players already tried out and made a team in Vernon for next year? We have a friend whose daughter is on the existing team and even though they don't know yet if she made the team or not, supposedly the MO crowd already knows.
we have a friend do we
What does that mean?
it is called offering acceptances on a "rolling basis". You must be new to youth soccer, but it sounds like you are a good friend.
Whoa. Just looked at trhe NPL northeast league for the fall. Team from Massachusets in there? Does that mean I will be traveling there for a single game? Or for a weekend tournament?( Which i am used to. )This wasn't made clear by my daughters team. Does any one have info?
Let's set record straight Lady Falcons are very nice U11 team getting crushed by mid-level teams in their own tournament at U12 level. Nice achievements but asking for better competition at U12 warrants a response. There are about 15 (or more) U12 teams that will embarrass you off the field.
Just concerned that her daughter hasnt been asked yet. Rightfully so.
Youth Premier level soccer is cut throat, you need to produce or you get cut. If the team doesnt do well the better players leave. If the coach losses it the team usually folds. It sucks for some and benefits others. This is a competetive sport, in a competetive state, and the only people that dont like competetive are the one's who cant compete.
to the 1:34 posterYou must really love your daughter,and love the beautiful New Englandfoliage to commit to driving wellinto New England several times a season. Enjoy the foliage.
There are parents like this on every sideline and it is why these soccer academies love you sooooo much. laughing all the way to the bank for a sport 90% of this country could give a rats ass about. Football dad here married to a crazy soccer mom. My sons route to college? Pop Warner and H.S football. College coach came to watch Son in senior Year and He is now playing D2 with 1/2 scholarship. You people are nuts. Hope my daughter decides to run track in High School .
To explain further, my daughter plays on a local U11 travel team located near Vernon. We lost most of our U12 team to Vernon last year and now, no longer have a team in that age group. Yes, we do feel bad for our friend. If their daughter doesn't make the Vernon team, they may have nowhere to play next year. I get the whole "you have to be good to compete" mentality of most of the people who comment on this page. That doesn't mean that you can't feel bad for an 11 year old who likes to play soccer and is better than a town player, but not good enough for a select team. Have you all lost touch with any human compassion and are only able to feel disgust and disdain toward the rest of us who don't have children who are "superstar players"?
Soccer will, and is, going the way of other sports. All about size and speed. Be the best little player at u-10,11,12 and even 13 and 14.At 15 and older,Need to have the size, speed and skill. All three make a great player complete. Just great skill alone does not cut it. But you will see and say it isn't fair. Funny with the internet and all the info out their, just look at college rosters. Look at a dozen or more and see the pattern.Size listed and oh yeah forgot, not many juniors and less seniors still on rosters by the time their Junior/Senior year comes around. ?Hmmmm.... Women's soccer scholarships are just one year at a time?Hmmmm again...
To the proud, bragging daddy with thehalf scholarship to a D2 school.New Alert- 4000 former NFL players suing the NFL over concussions.Whether this case will ever be heardis yet to be determined. However,one thing is for sure, and that is that the liberal media and the hoardsof trial attorneys will affect the sport. So, should your son be a superstarand maybe transfer to a D-I schoolor eventually make it to the pros,it might be FLAG Football by then.Hopefully, he will have a successful college career and besafe. I truly wish that for you.Amen.
My understanding is that NPL play will be divisional, so no, the Jersey teams will not necessarily go to Mass for a game (this in new Northeast League in NPL play)Any NPL travel to the north might now entail overnght stay with a game Saturday and one Sunday (this in New York Club Soccer League) for fall and spring.... this possible for NE league as well -------Right now NYCSL NPL teams travel to LI and CT but not to Mass and NH.....NPL is trying to make the travel logical while keeping play as competitive and inclusive as possible.
My son plays on a NYCSL NPL team. Last year, his last league game was in Maryland.
football dad again. It cost me approximately 1200.00 for camps, pop warner, etc over the years to get my son into a college on a partial scholarship. You are all feeding the hungry wolves for girls soccer- SOCCER- don't you see it? Where's the payoff for you? To sit in an empty college stadium to watch your daughters play? The only winners here are the paid coaches, trainers and owners of these clubs. Good luck to you all. And my wife. Sigh.
Wow- football dadYou have some deep seeded issues. Have you thought of following CharlieSheen and get some anger managementhelp.So sad to be you.
actually its deep seated, but the point is understood.
Vernon mom - I do sympathize. Mount Olive Premier is having tryouts this Sat. May 4th at 1:30
I am a football dad also, yet I realize my daughter cant play football. What now, just do nothing? She plays a sport that she enjoys, I follow her lead as it is her life to live, not mine to dictate. I played Division 2 football, other dad it really isnt that much to talk about. Again, I let my children choose and I dont complain.
I think football dad's point is not that D2 was anything great, but that he paid a small sum of money for youth football for his son, he played locally, and ended up getting a 1/2 scholarship for college. Small investment with a pretty good return.Soccer is different. Playing high school soccer is worth nothing to most college coaches. An entire industry has been created that force parents to pay thousands of dollars per year to play premier and travel to tournaments at the youth level, and in the end only a small few will play at any college. Scholarships are limited, most girls don't play four years, and they play to nearly empty stadiums. So back to football dad's point: large amounts of money invested with little to no return in college.Every situation is different, people play sports for different reasons and with different goals. If your goal is to get a full college athletic scholarship for four years, then soccer may not be the best path.
No kidding. BTW, how did you know football dads kid played locally? gotcha.
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