8:47 There is no right answer to that. Advantages and down sides to staying as a sub or leaving and being a starter. If it were my daughter I would leave her where she is if she is continuing to grow as a player and gets that 1/3 of the game. College coaches do pay attention to what team you are playing for and at what level. I also believe that the id camps are going to be so much more important with this birth year change because the first year is going to be a bit of a mess in terms of identifying the new strong teams and having proper placement at showcases. Unfortunately it is a crucial year for our girls in terms of recruiting. But do your homework. How did the current graduating class at your club do in terms of placement in college programs? Regardless of the level of that team, are they placed in programs that seem accurate for their level? Without starting a war, I am not sure how MF is viewed by the colleges these days. They used to have a very good reputation but I just don't hear as much about them. No matter what, it is up to the individual player to get herself seen in every way possible.
8:47 - are you implying you would need to supplement MFA's training? That it isn't good enough?
Holmdel Field are nice, sometimes the grass is on the longer side. Central part of state, convenient for teams to travel to from all areas of state. Good choice for US Club state cup semi final and finals! IMHO
Thanks to allNo saying anything about MatchFit replace MatchFit with FC Bucks or EastMeadow. I just used a NJECNL club for question that's all - you make what you will of it. I basically said that if someone was to say their training is sub par there are other options to get training while playing double the time. Not trying to take a shot at any team. All about the scenario and the struggle to do the right thing.I thought it was all about the training and being part of a strong team, but then thought about it really hard. What is the advantage of playing on a team where your kid is a role/depth player playing 1/3 of a game when they can play 2/3 of the game in the same tournaments in the same flights. This is why used MatchFit. We can sub out matchFit with any team/club that's not important, the team can be sub par but if your kid is playing 2/3 of the game in major showcase events as of today there is so much more opportunity for your kid to showcase themselves they may not win as many games as a team but for the individual is that better?My kid is still U14 so you guys are 1 year ahead of the game and my kid is getting throw into the u16 world on the younger side.Again thanks for the posts. I am the idiot that posts the league standings and the race to finals trash.
You are not an idiot, but 100% too involved. It is easy to see that you care waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much.
He cares way too much? How do you figure? Because he takes away from the whining of a waaaaaay over the top bitter parent on here? I for one am glad he showed up. This is a soccer blog. His posts are appropriate. i actually wish he went deeper into stats and posted the rankings from youth soccer rankings usa.
11:18 I normally do, just save that for tournaments to compare flights, Delco and PDA will follow in a few days11:06 You might be right, just following the sport that my kid loves like it's the NWSL it's crazy fun for me maybe not for you guys.
Agreed and we can all help each other and our daughters here. A similar debate we are having in our family for older daughter who is a sophomore: Does she give up Captain role of lesser team for a position on a stronger team or at this stage in HS is it better to stay put and have the captaincy on applications? Any advice?
play 2/3 of the game on any top level team that plays in top tourneys or leagues. This is what is best for your daughter.Its the simple. 2/3 on atop average team is better any day for exposure than 1/3 on a power house.When the top average team plays the power house, the only thing that matters is how that individual player did in that game. The score of the game does not matter to the coach. time on the field to perform will make all the difference.Keep it simple. Don't complicate matters.
Looks like the MF girls are on the move with the location change of moving them up North.
who is Slick?
So which is better for overall soccer college and ID success? Being the top player on a less successful 20-40 ranked ECNL team. Playing the whole game. Coach Ok but not spectacular. Other kids a level below. Or play 1/2 game on a top 10 ECNL nationally team with a great coach and great players. Assume the social aspect and distance is the same for both.
Just by nature of the question, you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about in regards to ECNL. Which is fine, because as the saying goes, you don't know what you don't know.You may be correct in assuming that your little Mia can jump on a top 20 ECNL team and you would be correct to assume that she would be riding the pine. If you think just because the ranking of a current team reflects the talent and that if you joined a lower ranked team that she would be a starter and play a majority of the minutes...you are crazy.For example in the last week everyone has been buzzing about GFA and Stallions. Let's take GFA since everyone likes to talk about how great a team they are...in ECNL you are playing a team like that EVERY WEEK on Saturday and Sunday.Rankings have nothing to do with talent level in ECNL. If you are a bench player for the Boston Red Soxs can you just join the NY Yankees and take a starting spot from someone?If you are in the ECNL for college exposure you are in the right place...getting ID'ed is still very political even in this league.If your daughter has started filling our college questionaires one of the first boxes is "are you playing in the ECNL"...not are you on a top 20 ECNL team.
2:47 i get your point they are all good, but I'm going to add to the 2:28 poster's question.is it better to play 2/3 of the game on a team that plays in the showcase events/North American Cup or is better to play 1/3 of the game and be in a rotation on a team that plays in the Champions league with a shot at the ECNL title?
1:55 just go away we are taking serious stuff for a change. This is what a blog is for . We understand how miserable you are but really is boring and stupid. Just go away
2:47, you are spot on. My dd is a top player on one of the top non ECNL teams in the region, she started filling out those college questionnaires last fall and couldn't believe the focus the coaches had on ecnl(not what her current club had told her). It was basically "which ECNL event can we come see you at?" That was our first wake up call. The second was when she went to train with the closest ECNL team. They are close to the bottom of their standings and I thought the quality would be a step down from her current team but hey what were a few loses in exchange for the better college exposure? Those ECNL girls were on a different level all right but not what I thought! It's no wonder the colleges are focusing the majority of their attention toward the ECNL events. Even the players on the lowest ranked teams are superior soccer players to many of the top non ECNL squads. Fortunately my daughter is technically and tactically a great player(imho). Girls who have been getting by solely on athletism, which is what I have been seeing in a lot of top non ECNL teams are going to be in trouble trying to get recruited.
Well 247 my dd is already on a "showcase/NAL" team and is thinking of moving to a Champions level team. The rankings to which I refer are the tab for champions league on down showing ppg stats. Not got soccer garbage. Not going into this naïve and blind. Looking for opinions to incite further thought as it comes down to the wire.
For the patent who asked should my kid leave a lower team as captain to play on a higher level team the answer is easy. If she is good enough to play on a higher level team then you go there. Being captain is nice for the player but who cares if you are captain of old bridge or jersey nights amd no one comes to see you play in lower brackets of lower tournaments.
To say that the bottom ECNL teams are filled with better players is false. Take a look at albertson and east meadow at the level or FC DELCO too.
Wow what's with all the ECNL propaganda today. Don't take the bait folks. Strong non ecnl teams have and will continue to beat all levels of ecnl teams. Their players are just as good or better. They will also get the same college exposure because they should be playing in the top flights of major showcases. Besides ECNL is not going to be the same next year with the introduction of the girls DA. All their top talent will look to move over.
I think it's pretty obvious. Matchfit tryouts this week and they need players. The age changes and the move up north is hurting them so they need to prusuade...more like deceive people into thinking that they are superior. Classic MB tactic. Stay away people. That organization is run by criminals and the training is at the level of your local travel team. But hey, at least you get to check that ecnl box...
PDA is the place to be!
If you are a good player, coaches will see you.
PDA U16 attacking and midfield players are all 00. I don't see too many U15 making this team in these positions.
MF playing games again. Funny how kids don't play much all year or don't start any games and when tryout time comes they get rostered and play and maybe even start. Now mommy and daddy who were frustrated all year think wow she has finally shown the coach she belongs so they sign up for next year and pay their deposit to go right back to the bench or not being rostered. DB and other MF coaches are iinfamous for this.
Trying to get an understanding of the level of play of some non-ECNL teams in the region not named IGFA or NJ Stallions or HBCHow would you rate these teamsA: Above averageB: AverageC: Good teams but struggle sometimesCOMMACK SC ACADEMY 2000 GOLD (NYE)NVSC JR. MAJESTICS '00 (VA)STA MORRIS UNITED NPL (NJ)
Here is my breakdown of the best non-ECNL teams in the region:1. IGFA (Can play with any ECNL team in the region and their record proves that)2. HBC (not as much success vs. ECNL, but can compete with any ECNL team in the region)3. ISA (very good non-ECNL team, 3rd best underrated IMHO)4a. NJ Stallions (very good non-ECNL team, but a shade behind ISA)4b. NEFC (Very good non-ECNL team, on par with Stallions)After those 5 their is a big separation to the next level of non-ECNL teams. That group would include...SUSA FC LONG ISLAND CommackPremiere StrikersSTA 00SJEBSAC PremiereI have seen all of these teams play in person and most of them multiple times. So this is based on what I have seen. All the teams on this list have very talented players and a lot of them could play ECNL if they chose to go that route. The ECNL political BS is not for everyone. For those who have found success in ECNL, that is great and you should be proud of your daughter. She has worked hard and deserves all the fruits of her labor. For the girls on these other teams, you should be proud of them as well. They work hard and playing the game they love, which should make every parent(even some of the sickos on this blog) happy. Slinging mud, calling out coaches, players and organizations like you do every day on here is quite sad. Remember one thing...this is about your daughter/daughters. It's not about someone else's. Enjoy it now...because in a few years this will all be over when your daughter heads off to college to start the next chapter of her life. Good luck to all of these kids! It has been and will continue to be a pleasure to watch you play!!
10:26 thank you - from what I've been able to read so far IGFA, Stallions & HBC were top teams. I wanted to look into the claim that 5:03 made by giving you guys some stats. However, I am unfamiliar with this age group and we can't go off of just your 5 need a bigger population
3:31...you still dont get it and doubt you are in the chase. If you were you would know there are still a ton of games to play before we get to San Diego and the rankings shift up and down every week. PDA is running away with this conf this year, but they are built to win this year. They are heavily weighted with 00's and those player will have a hard time making the older PDA gunner team that has a majority of 00's.Btw, the old saying if you are good enough they will see you is stuff non ECNL DOC's say to their players and parents.Pick any of the major tournaments a non-ECNL team can play Jeff Cup, stars of mass, bethesda, delco. Take a look at the college coaches attending. Coaches will be there whether you are in the top bracket or third bracket.Now look at the college coaches attending a typical ECNL event.There is no comparison.Just the facts, blind to say otherwise.
Why are ecnl teams playing non ecnl teams at pda showcase?
12:29If you are doing it right you only need certain college coaches to see your daughterAnd this can be done at their camps - and then by invite (your daughter inviting them)If you want to take pot luck - be seen by more coaches, many of whose schools dont interest you, I agree with your post
Many college teams out there, they all need to fill a roster of 30 or more girls on a team. Many girls stop playing in HS a big number stop playing upon graduation. There really arent enough quality athletic girls to go around so playing college soccer as a girl is really not a big deal. My daughter played D2 soccer and honestly she was not that good at all. Stop worrying about where you will play soccer and focus on your grades. Get into the school that will actually do something for your career.
ECNL certainly carries some credibility for the college coaches but if you think they will pass on a better non ECNL player to take a player just because she is from an ECNL team then you are mistaken. Looked up the top NJ teams at U 18. Stallions players and Princeton players (top 2 on gotsoccer for what thats worth but both are strong teams) did impressively in terms of college programs. PDA always has an impressive placement. They are not just ECNL they are one of the top ECNL clubs like it or not. So let's talk ECNL outside of PDA vs non ECNL teams. Look at Matchfit, World Class, Albertson and where those players are committed. In the end the best players were recruited to the best programs regardless of what league they played in.
Well MF has 21 girls from this years grad class of 2016 going D1, not sure about the other 2 you mentioned. Do yourself a favor, look into any college team that made the tournament last fall, take a look at their recruiting class. A number are 100% ECNL. Just about all are 75% or higher, and it's just getting worse. Coaches from the top programs are consolidating their recruiting efforts around ECNL games and events. Heck it's not uncommon to have college coaches showing up at practices. I'm not saying it's right, or even good for the game, but that's the trend. And when the DA gets up and running the focus of the top schools will shift to them. If the ECNL still exists they will get the second tier programs recruiting from their teams. Good luck to everyone else. You will have to work really hard to get your kid the same level of exposure.
The players on the top college teams are from top programs. Top established clubs, PDA,Michigan Hawks.Eclipse,CASL, Stars, etc. You see those names over and over. It is not because of the league they are in but because those established clubs have tons of talent. The idea behind the formation of ECNL was excellent. Unfortunately the criteria required, while it had a purpose, prevented many top teams from playing in that league. Stallions Dynamite a perfect example. I counted 19 D1 schools for those girls. These college find the best players period and every player has to work to get seen unless you are a national player. Look at the bottom half of the teams in ECNL and see how many of those clubs show up in these top programs.
Anyone have insight on the Matchfit tryout last night? Will current players be returning?
Yes, they say they will but what does that matter. Everyone is out for themselves this time of the year.
Not all MF kids returning due to the change in location up North. Multiple families not willing or able to pull that off for practices during he week.
Penn Fusion with commits to Virginia and Penn State. They haven't come close to a ECNL championship, but have a reputation for developing individual quality players. Dilutional effects in PA keep them from being able to field consistent enough quality to win championships. Top clubs routinely send players to top schools, but there are pockets of clubs like Penn fusion funneling a few kids to the highest levels each year.
Those MF south kids are lucky they've been taken off the hook! MF sucks anyway!
D1 soccer for girls is not a pipe dream, there ave barely above average girls playing D1 soccer and committing all the time. There are many levels of D1 teams.
PDA Shore Fusion will look much stronger this fall. Lots of strong players at tryouts. Question is will some of the younger 2001 players be able to hang at U16
@1:16 PM the answer is NO!
@1:16 they would need a complete facelift.
11:29 Penn Fusion mostly recruits talented kids from other clubs . They rarely develop them .
4:04 they don't need to develop them -they play ECNL and that is currently top of the pyramid, in theory they give kids a chance to play vs the best so the kids that think they are ready or recruited as you like to call it come over and take minutes away from kids that they are better than- then those kids go to another team and take minutes away from other kids and so on and so on - we all know that's the name of the game. As we like to say in the hood it is what it is my friend.
May 4, 2016 at 10:26 AM. You must be from IGFA. I just looked at Jeff Cup Bethesda beat you pretty easily, while they tied HBC. Then I noticed that Igfa lost to HBC in that tournament too. Seems like HBC should be ahead of you.
HBC played Igfa 4 times : Igfa won 4-2 and 5-1 and 2-0 and lost one time 1-0.If you want to create problem at least get your facts straight. You mentioned bethesday but not pen fusion or CASL or world class or PDA Look at their record vs Igfa and then you get why they are positioned there.if you do not agree not a big deal , put whoever you want in your list. Everybody can have different opinions. I think I am allow to have mine too. You say I am from Igfa for the same reason I say you are from HBC .
Old news IGFA mom. IGFA was 1-4 vs. Brick Fury but you don't mention that.
rugby and kick and run special,big girls push and knock down smaller girls,no soccer skills....you will see at u17 against bigger and stronger girls,you will struggle...just my opinion...I think I am allowed to have one
When they were u12 yes. Maybe not 4-1 though. But they lost couple of games few years ago. You are absolutely right. I do not understand why there is the need to create a case based on a list. Write your own list and out Igfa at the bottom since they lost games with brick and put brick on top of your list . Or anybody you want. No problem .
Bigger girls push and knock down smaller girls " lol you really never saw the team playing . Lol all good I understand it makes you feel better to be ignorant.just my opinion
11:29 Too bad your kid can't play on MF. 21 D1 kids - yeah they suck. You're a moron.
Why so much hate again. Let's see what happens on Saturday. What will your flames do? How will they try to survive? There is no doubt that there are teams that are better but one thing for sure how many NJ teams outside of ECNL have had their success? You chastise, insult and bash what these girls have done over the last four years and your daughter's resume includes what? Verses who? Winning EDP second flight as we learned is not anything special. You lost to the Barron's badly and we did too? What top teams have you played and actually won? Copa, Wildcats , NJX.... They are not top teams. You have yet to face an ecnl team! Flames, really we are talking about the flames? Super group and flames don't mix.
Usual troll. Always here to create issues. Just go away. You always come up before a game to provoke then the game doesn't go the way you hoped and you are pissed and quiet for two days , then you cannot resist and you come back before another game. Everybody knows now that is always you. Always ! You question and answer yourself just to create problems . Just let the girls play and relax. Your daughter is not a good player so why you are getting so crazy about it. Enjoy some time with her and stop bothering others
D1 and girls soccer = easier then you think
JH back promoting Brick Fury ---- Glory Days ----Move on Jack A$$
NJ ELITE FLAMES (NJ) is ranked 334 by YouthSoccerRankings USA with a score of 33.82. To compare that score to the number 1 team in the country at this age according to this website they are 4.96 pt's less than CINCINNATI UNITED SC CUP GOLD (OS), so if Vegas was to give a spread using this data they would be +5 vs CUP (ouch). Okay they are not a national league level team, maybe in NJ? So let's compare to NJ teams by league36.58 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (NJ) [ECNL]36.30 PRINCETON SA IGFA NPL [NYCSL NPL]36.18 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY HORNETS [NorthEast NPL]35.42 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FREEDOM NPL [National League]35.19 SOUTH JERSEY ELITE BARONS NPL [EDP NPL]Nope but they are avery good non NPL EDP team,3rd best in NJ. So let the guy/gal/kid have some fun they might not be a regional powerhouse andgoodenough locally that they can compete for a state cup title that could send them to a regional/national event for them to get a taste of it. 33.98 FC BERNA LEGACY BLACK33.96 FREEHOLD SL UNITED33.82 NJ ELITE FLAMES (NJ)If you are a GotSoccer person they are still behind Stallions, IGFA, SJEB, PDA Splash, but they are ahead of the other EDP teams that are not NPL and the PDA B team.I say Enjoy and have fun.
Go nj elite . State champions your heard here first!!! Let's goo!!!!
IGFA will be upset tomorrow! 2 reasons, IGFA coach is a D bag and midfield sucks! Drops the mic and walks away!
Good luck to all the teams playing tomorrow. Especially NJ Elite Flames...since you need it the most. YIKES!!
Flames need more than luck!
8:45 so let me guess. Your daughter is a midfielder and played at igfa and the coach didn't start her? ok can we put this subject to rest now that we are all clear. In reference to 8:27 here is the link http://youthsoccerrankings.us/
COPA COPA COPA!!!!!!
9:29 go ahead answer yourself this question lol. Is only you and yourself. Go an enjoy your family and stop being so miserable.
Thete is only one team that plays the top teams in region 1 and its you knpw who it is!!!!
The fire is lit and the FLAME is starting to burn.
State cup updates?
NJrush 3-0 PDA shore ... Nj rush is a ok team coached well looked organized ... Now for PDA shore...The coach has no clue at PDA ... Coach is way over his head ... Game starts at 1:30 he gets there at 1:05 ... Game day preparation is a big fat zero ... Same line up same results PDA doc please sit down and talk to parents no girls have improved under his coaching a matter of fact the girls have regressed there training sessions are a joke same way how you got rid of U14 coach do the same ... With this age group it's not working for him and the girls .
GFA plays final tomorrow with SJB - like last year!
IGFA win ... Hands down man down momma there goes that team .
GFA is very good, proving once again in early May. The run continues, however there heads cannot be too big to fit through the door until they win tomorrow, then, then they are kings again.
8:29 and 8:41 you never shut up, no matter what you always have to say something stupid and negative. Your hate is eating you alive . Go and enjoy your family if you have one , tomorrow you do not have a game so you can sleep in.
Barons champions ! Let's go. Let's give a lesson!!!
In the end, the two best team made it to the final again. Both teams played a great game,congrats to GFA girls pulling out a 2-1 win.
Gfa. Kings again. On way to Nationals again.
Belite state champion!! Great job. What a great team, well coached. This is a team that will be one of the best out there pretty soon.
Belite - champuons? What would be the score if they play real state champions?
What's the mercy rule? That would be the score!
Belite lost to Copa 3:0. Look at the Copa's result with the top nj teams. Simple answer.
When a player gets hit by a hard shot from less than 3 yards away it is not an intentional handball. They are probably taught to try to hit their hands to get the penalty kicks! Whatever - it was NOT an intentional handball and a red card was a ridiculous call. Hate when a ref decides the game. They should be there at the game, but not be in the game.
Belite/ nj elite , best two teams in NJ this year with all the changes .
Learn how to defend and maybe you would have 11 players on the field. It was a handball, the ref called it that way and the player allowed the ref to be involved by not playing in proper position.
Officiating at NJ Cup was horrible!
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I cannot see how being in between an attacker and the goalie is not the proper position, but apparently you also think hitting the player right in front of them with the ball is a good shot so your judgement is questionable. No problem with issuing a penalty kick, but to affect the outcome of a championship game two minutes in for something so dumb is crazy. Good for your girls for holding on to win, but with your five subs against a team a player down with no subs, they should have really blown them out. The game was on the line until about 5 minute left when a breakout off a set piece gave you the second goal. I hope you thanked the ref.
What game was this hand ball in?? How did it affect the outcome? Just wondering since I was not at said game.
IGFA was the beneficiary of many bad calls!
As a defender you are taught how to stand and where to put your arms while inside the 18. Either your player was not taught or did not listen, either way they were wrong. It is not anyones fault that you didnt have subs, maybe you should have more dedication.
Just the second tier cup, but for those girls it was their championship. If she put her arm out to block the shot, I could understand it, but there wasn't even time to protect herself from a direct hit - no way it was intentional. Just plain bad call that clearly determined the outcome.
So Belite parent, do you think it was worthy of a red card?Do you think the red card affected the gsme?
Ref was same both ways for GFA Barons game. Great game by both clubs, GFA came out ahead on this day, could have gone either way.
GFA was the beneficiary of bad calls...LOL!! If the GFA goalie doesn't slip in the mud you do not score a goal. SJEB did a great job hanging on in the 2nd half. I give those girls credit for that. If GFA capitalized on a few more of their opportunities SJEB loses 5-1, maybe 6-1. SJEB had two or three scoring chances the entire game. Bottom line is that SJEB hasn't beaten GFA is quite a while and the separation between the two team is getting larger. SJEB used to be the best team in the state. Not anymore. They have been passed by GFA and Stallions and they are fading fast. You want the truth...there is the truth.
IGFA was awarded a penalty against the Flames 45 seconds into the game on what the ref called tripping inside the penalty area. But of course if you talk to IFGA parents they are going to see it one way and if you talk to the Flames parents they will see it another. But 1 official who was watching the game as a spectator happened to be at that end of the field and said it was a bad call. Hey human error is a part of sports and one can get upset with it but that's what makes sports so interesting.
GFA goalie is lucky she has an outstanding defense in front of her! I saw both Saturday games (SJEB/STA & Flames/GFA) and thought best goalie was STA that day. She made some really good saves to keep her team in it but Barons were just too much. Slipped? Really? Get the excuses bucket ready folks!
10;49 : penalty kick was 100% tackle from behind in a clear scoring opportunity.free kick that generate the goal from flames was a bad call. at the end that was the only shot (the free kick ) that flames took the entire game. field was a disgrace game ended 3-1. at the end the penalty and the free kick were not big factors in the result of the game. you play on turf and this game ends up like a tennis game.
10:53 agree that STA goalie did a good job saturday. cause she was busy. igfa goalie had nothing to do all day. but she is a great goalie .
Regardless of how the GFA team has improved, the parents on here still have not picked up the ability to win gracefully. "If GFA capitalized on a few more opportunities it would be 5-1" guess they don't see if the other team capitalized on their opportunities it would also be different. Again can't just let It go with they won a good game, they have to try to talk it up even more.
I just looked at the 4 good teams that IGFA has played since January. In those games against Cincinnati, Bethesda,HBC and Dallas IGFA is a combined 1-3 with 2 gf and 9 ga. The rest of the games are against some very average to low level teams. Stop telling everyone how great you are.
Fields were wet but just fine. Fields are not an excuse on this day.
Field conditions we horrible for both teams, as said earlier. put this game on turf and GFA wins big !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GFA WINS LOL ... Hands down man down mama there goes that team .
Your supposed to win big! you didnt. Still congratulations are in order so Congratulations. Can you explain the anemic performances against true top teams? PDA is coming and it will tell a lot of where your team truly is, as you get a chance to redeem yourselves against Cup Gold and Bethesda. Coming out of those games your girls should have a decent amount of college exposure since those 2 teams draw a ton of college coaches. If the girls dont get a fair amount of college attention after PDA as parents you should question why. Good luck
You IGFA parents are pathetic! You scored on a PK and a direct kick. 1 shot on goal besides that!
Who won, a win is a win. As long as the ball hits the back of the net , it doesn't matter how it gets there! Keep blaming the refs ! Have a nice day and keep telling yourself you should have won.
Thats precisely the issue with IGFA! Win at all costs bang the ball up the field, bang bodies, coach games the system as best he can. These are the reasons your girls are receiving less college attention than a PDA or a Bethesda. Everybody knows that you have good athletes on your team but the overall style of play and your coach hurts your girls with college coaches. But you beat a team that every top team would kill this weekend so good job.
1:11 and you are the expert right? But it is ok. Why don't you focus on PDA and Bethesda . We are fine thank you .
12:41 I remember you!! You are the one that wanted the explanations ( at the time you wanted to know why Igfa was not in the top bracket of Jefferson cup) you are the why why why guy! Hello!
12:41 lol thank you for your concern. You should ask yourself why you care so much since you are not part of this team . Care about where your daughter plays and why. I am sure you have your own why's to answer j stead of worrying about mine. Good luck to you too.
Well clearly the Jeff Cup had it correct initially. 1-2 with 5ga 1 gf
1:11 If you look at IGFA they have some of the most talented kids on that team from Strikers to Goalie. You must not know anything about soccer or identifying talent.
We had clear hand ball in penalty area. The father of the keeper even said it to me. As I yelled it out. That would have changed our match tremendously. I guess they miss things, players were in front of him. It is so hard to tell with refs and other factors who is really the best in the end. All are quite good, in top bracket btw. If in 2nd bracket come on, really??
I saw a good portion of the game - it was EVENGFA keeper made at least one excellent save in first half that was ticketed for the left corner.Didnt see the PK call. Hand ball from 3 feet seems dubious but depends where her arm was.Congratulations to both teams
You didn't see the game if you think that the PK was for a handball. Whatever I spointles to even answer to all of these idiots. Congratulation to the barons you were the best of the best and Igfa got lucky again for the second year in a row. Now move on . Please trolls move to the next subject.
Lots of kids from freehold, Jackson , old bridge making the tryout tour. Even coaches kids from all teams. I guess they are all done next year along with real, nj rush, and Harrison.
I said I didnt see the PK call, as-hole
hand ball from 3 feet seems ….that is what you wrote ,idiot
12:41, 1:11, 1:29. Thank you for your concern. It is super nice of you to worry so much about these girls, their stats and college process. I have absolutely no idea what the stats are on your daughter's team. You fail to mention wins over top teams but if it makes you feel better to omit those then nothing we can do.. Win lose or draw this team, the coach and the parents are thrilled to be able to play a couple of the very few teams they have lost to in the past year.
it is almost tragic that some decision makers somewhere were too damn stubborn to say let's work the birth year change in from U11 up so as not to destroy all these older teams in their last few seasons. What difference would three or four years of girls graduating out of the old system make? How stupid and selfish.
You won. 2:54Enjoy itFrankly I wasnt all that impressed but maybe you had some pieces missing.
254 I think that person was talking about the second flight game where someone said a red card was handed out a couple minutes in for a deliberate handball in the box
3:43 sorry we didn't impressed you. will try to do better next time
Listen...B'Elite won fair and square. We are the Premier Group Champs. All of this chatter about us being NJ Cup Champs. We are not delusional. We could not compete with the top teams in the Super Group and we as parents know this. But let us have our day. I bet the people writing this BS are from the teams we beat.
2:35 Ok we will tell everyone the Barons beat IGFA. I hope that would make you feel better. OK everyone........ The Barons really beat IGFA. We are NOT going to count the handball (penalty kick) and the foul which we scored off of. New Rules for 2017 season Penalty kicks and goals scored off foul's will not count anymore.
Slick Slick Slick
Trolls.....no PK in GFA/Barons final
Can we do away with those concussion helmets please? They do not prevent concussions and give athletes a false sense of security. Plus they look stupid!
NopeActually a few years down the line we will see entire teams wearing the protective headbands.Not sure what your agenda is
I saw a child with one of those headbands go full on for a 50/50 header and ended up leaving on a stretcher. I wondered if she would have went in as hard had she not been wearing it.
The band also has to be worn properly, not as a fashion accessory
Players have to be smart about it. It doesnt all of the sudden make you a super hero. Just because you have a helmet when playinig baseball/softball, doesnt mean you can lean you melon into the next pitch to get on base.BTW, mouth pieces are better for concusion prevention than any headgear. Headgear may lessen the actual ball impact onto the head, but will not help lessen the concussion.
So IGFA have qualified for the NPL Finals after winning the NY NPL, and also the US Club National Cup after winning the US Club State Cup this past weekend? Back to back weekends in Colorado this July.Also still in NJ State Cup National Championships. Could make it a triple. Congratulations IGFA, do NJ proud!
Back to be #1 in NJ
Troll trolls trolls. Please stop and leave the team alone. Focus on your team and your daughter.number 1 team is stallion and they deserve it. All is quiet and everybody is working hard to have a good season. Stop being bitter and keep provoking negative reaction.for you to wake up in the morning and immediately think about damaging a bunch of 14-15 years old is very disturbing. Nobody is here celebrating anything. Just you pretending to be a parent. Spending your time following a team that is not your daughter's is sick. Go away for good please.
You get to go to Colorado to play Belite....LOL
What does that mean? Why Colorado?
In all seriousness...1:58 may have posted the funniest thing ever posted on this board...IF it was supposed to be a joke. But I just think this guy is a moron. But he's never been anywhere West of Lehigh Valley and south of Hammonton because his team can't qualify for anything else. Jealousy? Stupidity? Probably a little of both.Please do the world a favor and refrain from reproducing.
Keep tell us how great you are
Can anyone explain how the EDP /NPL works? Who are the playoffs for and do the top teams go to Colorado, too?
Last year there were only 2 groups, north and south and the top 2 teams in each group advanced to the playoffs. Winner went to Indiana for nationals. This year they added a 3rd central group, so I assume the top 3 team in each group plus the next best team across all groups as the wildcard would go into a playoffs with the winner going to Colorado for nationals.
For the NYSC NPL there is ony one group and the winner goes to Colorado. IGFA has already clinched that spot. Then there is another slot up for grabs for the top 4 teams in NYSC NPL and NE NPL to battle over called the crossover cup. So 8 teams in a playoff over 2 weekends split in NE and NY. Not clear if the 1st place teams in NY and NE participate in that given they already have qualified.
EDP has 3 groups, but that is not EDP/NPL. Only certain teams are in NPL groups. There are still only 2 groups in the EDP/NPL U15 group. Winner of north and south will playoff to determine winner and that team will go to NPL Finals in Colorado.
Current EDP/NPL Standings - https://events.gotsport.com/events/results.aspx?EventID=49080&GroupID=518728&Gender=Girls&Age=15
5:04 are you really bragging about an NPL event. It is a terrible league.
7:30 what league is your daughter's team in?
1:50 - Lets be honest here, the standings you posted for NPL are pretty pathetic. The only team in the North OR South divisions that is worthy of going to any national tournament is SJEB. Anyone who argues that is obviously delusional and just happy to get lines on his daughter's college soccer resume.
The NY NPL League is definitely the stronger on the two. and I agree the only team worthy of going to a national tournament is SJEB.
from the EDP NPL League that is.
SJEB have very classy parents and don't talk smack on this blog! They have never been sore losers and are gracious winners. If they are one of the teams worthy of going to any kind of national tournament, then it is well deserved!
@2:28 PM I wish the same could be said about IGFA parents!
Do you know any IGFA parents?? Or is this just your attempt to take another shot at them. We have played them multiple times and I did not see classless behavior. The hate on this board is really sad.Oh...wait...I already know what you are going to respond to this.In 3...2...1...
The Barron's don't go to national events which is why we left for a higher level team in PA. At U12 they qualified for US Club national cup and decline to attend. At U13 they qualified for NPL nationals but declined to attend. At U14 they decided to not go to NPL finals so dropped out of the playoffs. At U15 they dropped out of CASL. How do you pass up on these kid of opportunities?
what opportunity is it exactly? Pay more money to do what?
11:02 maybe the families feel there is no need to explore travel afar at the younger ages until they are ready for recruiting have you ever thought that. Glad you jumped shipped hopefully it works out for you and gets you want you want for your daughter. Also they did do Disney correct?
Lol...gfa mom/slick are the biggest joke in youth soccer,they bad mouth everyone and everything about youth soccer,they should be banned from all youth soccer events,life would be better for all...ok now come back with your smart remarks. ..
Loser said... NJrush 3-0 PDA shore ... Nj rush is a ok team coached well looked organized ... Now for PDA shore...The coach has no clue at PDA ... Coach is way over his head ... Game starts at 1:30 he gets there at 1:05 ... Game day preparation is a big fat zero ... Same line up same results PDA doc please sit down and talk to parents no girls have improved under his coaching a matter of fact the girls have regressed there training sessions are a joke same way how you got rid of U14 coach do the same ... With this age group it's not working for him and the girls . May 7, 2016 at 3:55 PM Same (Loser)disgruntled parent, was your daughter even there, your are a joke, always talking trash about your team, game was even in the first half, 0-0 second half, NJR had a good bench, bench players better then PDA bench, that made the difference, side note PDA was missing 4 starting players.At the end, the results are your still an Idiot.Good luck with NO team next season.
Hey 2:27...so lets ban the team from all soccer events? So a bunch of 15 year old girls have to suffer for your agenda? Seems legit. Get a life and stop worrying about what 15 year old girls do. Your level of interest in 15 year old girls is not healthy. Did you work for Subway?
GFA 2 NJ Stallions 0NJ Wildcats Fury 4 Jackson Attack 1
Let's go wildcats fury!!!! Total domination today. Ready for tomorrow!! Go fury!
I would hope Wildcats would dominate... They played Jackson!!!!
Settle down John you did not win anything. Lets see what happens tomorrow.
Wildcat parents are expecting lose 5 or 6 to 0 today. They know they had a joke of a path the final.
we are the best.....champs again......
Congrats GFA. From the Wildcats. No animosity.
Doesn't matter, stallions still number one in the state. Still the best team
If the stallions finished in 5th does it mean no NPL finals for them? So much for leaving IGFA. Is the grass greener?
Wildcats parents and players were all class!! They should be proud of themselves for a well played game and getting to the finals. Best of luck to you and the girls moving forward!! Nothing bad to say here either!!
NPL finals are only for the winner of NPL anyway. The first four play a crossover cup . Nothing about NPL finals
I would say being taught to play soccer the right way does makes the grass greener. College coaches know that and look for it. Will they choose the girl that just blasts the ball 40 yards every time up the field or the one that knows how to play out of pressure with intelligent passing and movement?
Bad weekend for the Stallions knocked out of State Cup and NPL YEE HAW
9:40 you are so ignorant that there is no point in countering. Best of luck
Really 9:40? If that were the case the results would be different. Blasting the ball down field is a great option when there is none and playing the ball creatively is another. The wise one knows how to do both. The issue that arises when playing from the back is that the player needs to have technical ability and field awareness which in your case , (you only) have failed to let your child do because you constantly coach over the coach. Let her play and you will find that she will do much better without you telling her what to do every step of the way. If you still think the grass is greener that's okay. We are all glad that you are gone but not so sure that your daughter wanted leave. Since when she started to play defense? Oh I know the grass is greener?
Why would a team play to another team's strength? Not all teams are created equal and not all teams can connect more than 3 passes multiple times. That doesn't mean those kids are bad soccer players. The coach on that team picked those players and is playing the only style he or she knows nothing more. Go forward and press it's the american way to play soccer. There is no breaking down a team and being patient, most coaches teach that at practice but when it's test time (game day) it's go forward shoot whenever you can and run/press be physical and you are a D1 soccer player. Technical ability means nothing what good is a first touch or being able to use both feet if you have no options? What good is technical ability if you always get the ball played to the wrong foot or when you are doubled? it's just so much easier to go forward shoot the ball and press the entire game you get tired we replace you with someone else who does the same thing then we can talk about State Cup titles, national titles and D1 scholarships. To come on this or any board and expect anything different is crazy because having great technical ability requires a lot of work and losing games to teams that just go straight shoot all the time and press.
8:21 I do not know exactly what you meant with your comments but I assure you that anybody that says that Igfa doesn't have technical skills , tactical knowledge and ability to play the ball in any circumstance , he is somebody that never see them play. Ask stallions about game on Saturday , they didn't have one shot to the goal in the entire game. Igfa missed at least 3-4 clear chances to score in additional to the 3 goals. If there is somebody that is not here to talk trash , they will tell you .But I am sure nobody will . It is ok anyway. Whatever makes you feel better. Girls will go back to work like they always do after winning or losing.
GFA girls have two nice strikers upfront and a good defensive backline. They are taught to be extremely physical with the other teams. This is canned formula that wins games and that is exactly what the coach is doing. Some of the players are more technical than others. They are a team that has a bunch of 2000 players. Therefore in order to keep this team together, they will have to play 2000 next year against top 2000 teams that will give them all they can handle in the physical department. It will be no bed of roses for them.
Big Bad 2000's!!!!
8:39 ... I've seen top 10 teams play in nj by far the best team at this age group is IGFA ... To be honest the girls that left the program probably still wishes they were there ... They were solid technical players ... This team tries to play football other teams try it's not there ... What is scary if those girl didn't leave the club this team would really be scary at national level ... Hands down they rule for know at U15 level not even close .
8:53 ad usual blah blah blah. Boring. Congratulation to Igfa for another great win this weekend. Do not listen to all these haters. You are a great team and happy to see how hard work brings good results . Ignorant and heaters here do not know what they are talking about. Is good to have such good teams in njGood job
MAY 15 6pm: Thank you ....great game Wildcats ! You have a really talented Team !
MAY 15 9:51: Keep your heads up wildcats!!! Well played game . IGFA
So the only team to score on IGFA in the tournament was the worst team they played???Was the Wildcats coach screaming up and down the sidelines as usual?
Stallions coach is by far youth's soccer biggest mouth!
When does he not scream?? Embarrassing...
Would love to see the stallions coach and wildcat DOC in a scream off. It would go the distance.
Embarrassing is the dye job slick did to his head...wow....i bet the ladies at the trailer park love it!!!!
Trailer park ladies better than what your getting Fudge packer.
Who the hell is slick
He is the embarrassing dad from gfa,he wears a black jumpsuit and talks about all the kids on the other team a real class guy...and I guess he lives in a trailer...
There is no one on igfa that fits that description. I think someone made him up!
Mary povich here let's take the test ,slick is tsf I mean gfa no psa coach.Facts as follows loves black Adidas even down to shoes.Dyes hair and the audience thinks his wife is his side kick they love talking about past present and future kids.So in the case of slick Massimo you are the father
And the grass is greener.
@6:23 6:21 10:16 wtf you are pathetic.Please find a life ASAP sorry your daughter couldn't hang at gfa lonely guy you are all night shame on you.
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