Saturday, December 2, 2017

U17 (2001) Girls Youth Soccer

U17 girls soccer takes no prisoners--they are well trained and fiercely competitive. 

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Anonymous said...

Anyone attend any recent ECNL team try-outs? Was wondering how they fared in all of this.

Anonymous said...

Our girls will be Sophomores and Juniors next season, why they would move this late in the game is beyond me. Good luck to those moving.

Anonymous said...

Good point. I agree, but some clubs opted out of ECNL to go GDA.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what going on with Boca - manalapan and NJX-holmdel. Multiple kids from each team seen at tryouts.

Anonymous said...

Both are done.

Anonymous said...

9:14 You are correct that soccer may continue for many of us, but for some the game already has. Although our country's overall number's are still incredible, participation itself is down by almost 1.5 million kids. Now of course everyone has their own set of numbers to go by and reasons that that there is such a decline. Beau Dure has written some good articles regarding youth soccer in general and although I do agree with everything he points out, I do agree with the general gist.
Dure ask these question?

Is playing the game itself the best coach?
Is US Soccer constantly trying to fix what isn't broken?
Has youth soccer become too player-centric?
I do not know about your area or where your daughters' played, but I do know some local clubs have disappeared from our surrounding area. Is it just that larger clubs are swallowing up these clubs or that kids are finding other sports to play. Or are parents steering them towards something with a lesser cost?
For some the Music has stopped

Anonymous said...

Sorry, meant to say "do not agree with everything he points out". Next time i'll reread my post before I submit.
Good luck to all at tryouts

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Here are my responses re the questions:
Yes;
Yes;
Yes;
Yes & no. Yes, some local clubs have been eaten by the bigger entities. No, I don't think kids are find other sports, entirely. I also think that kids are being steered to the bigger entities as they have the one-stop-shopping attraction. Such as better facilities, more coaches, more levels of player/playing, specialized training, soccer snob appeal.

No. I think parents are steering them toward more expensive then less expensive options thinking that is the answer.

Not saying they are accurate, but these are just my POV.

Anonymous said...

11:21
Those are good points and good answers to those questions (especially liked snob appeal). I think a lot of it has to do with the transition in field size when players hit U13 (U12 in some states).
On the smaller field, local teams only need a couple star players and a fast defender or two and they can at the very least, compete with other clubs. That local team competitiveness evaporates once the field gets big and weaker players get exposed. As you mentioned, that is the point the mom and dads of the better players look else where.
I'm sure many that are on this board have looked more for a coach whose system fits his daughters style of play than the club itself (especially from U13 to U15). This upcoming year is a huge year for our daughters, hopefully everyone finds a good fit.

Anonymous said...

Honest question...Is PF 02/01 GDA team roster finalized?

Anonymous said...

that is a good question. There was only four spots left as of last week, and that's coming from the man himself. PF's DA should be really strong during their first year, where as it looks like Classics will be getting crushed on a regular basis. But the training will be great regardless of the outcomes.

Anonymous said...

@8:10 As of last week? So before the Monday "tryouts"?
I'd think it's full now then.
My daughter wants me to call. I know...a little late...
I contacted classics and they said they are full. I guess your comment means you know the team..."crushed on a regular basis"

Anonymous said...

8:10

First of all, grow up. Second, is it really about team results at this point or getting your daughter top training and seen by scouts? It's not u14 anymore.

Anonymous said...

If your child is a sophomores or junior next season, is it a good idea to move from an NPL team to an ECNL team at this juncture?

Anonymous said...

Didn't Penn Fusion just get CRUSHED 9-0? Then go on to lose the last two games as well?

Anonymous said...

Both club's 02 rosters are stronger which should help when combined. I agree though, focus should be on the training and hoping your daughter is on the field and not the bench.

Anonymous said...

The best attacking 01 PF kid is just coming back from an ACL. Hoasnt played competitively this year. Combined with the excellent 02s the PF 01/02 will compete better with the west coast next year.

Anonymous said...

Too bad she's playing up with the u18's.......

Anonymous said...

Maybe...Maybe not
Kid hasn't even practiced yet who knows where she's at now. That 00/99 team will have several other national camper types in attacking and midfield roles. Time will tell where she settles in.

Anonymous said...

I'd agree that PF will be stronger than classics but I won't trash any team moving into this new venture of GDA
I agree with poster that it's all about exposure now more than ever.

Anonymous said...

8:44 what should we talk ablout if not u14 my friend? Training can cover that in one post, seen by scouts, everybody knows the different options they have.
So what should we talk about if not results?

Why does the GDA have a National title?
Why does the ECNL have a National title?
Why does the NPL have a National title?
Why does USYS have a National Chapionship
Why does US Club have a National title?
Why does the Super Y have a National title?

u14 is when these teams can start playing for titles while being seen by scouts.

The coach trains the players the best way he/she knows. It's then up to them to take what they learned and apply in meaningful games so the scouts can see who fits their program. Then they get to see players at their ID clinics. This is youth soccer my friend.

A girl doesn't make a D1 program because she can do a move.

The coaches like to see how they react when under pressure, when they have a lead or when the game is out of their hands. All part of a soccer palyer.
So yes Results matter -f PA classics doesn't make Nationals they are at home while maybe PennFusion is playing at nationals where all the top scouts will be. Who has the advantage then the team with the good results or the one saying results don't matter anymore.

2017 NPL Finals - Qualified teams so far:
Davis Legacy SC
Campton United SC
Virginia Rush
Tucson Soccer Academy

Anonymous said...

10:47

There will be plenty of scouts at league games and the showcases. Not just Nationals. Calm down Mr. Competitive. A successful team is a bonus yes but the only way they'll get seen? Get realistic. Any player on the field playing for a Development Academy team will be more than fine with getting looks regardless of what side of the scorecard they are on. It's the kids on the bench that it will be hard on.

Anonymous said...

Any team that is close to a big city will have a bigger player pool to draw from. It would be pretty bad if Penn Fusion wasn't able to get the win. Does that mean Central PA parents should bypass a closer DA club to take them to a further one? Seems ridiculous to me personally. There are so many areas in the US no where near a DA club. Count yourself extremely lucky if you have one within 30 minutes of your house.

Anonymous said...

1:33 Okay Mr Closed Mind - plenty of scouts at what league games? I'm talking about everybody not a small group in GDA, ECNL, NL or ERL. There are so many other leagues that will have kids playing in college expand your mind my friend. In regards to your development Academy - So you think scouts will just show up with out an invite to watch a PA classics vs PF league game? I'm saying if they win they will have a ton at their National event big difference. To be seen will require a lot of work from the player invites and of course playing well and attending clinics am I wrong?

I agree 2:00 so many options for our kids and their is no blanket right answer just the right one for the kid we are talking about what ever it may be. For any team and their are plenty not in a GDA or ECNL the teams need to win to be flighted high and to advance to their national events to maximize exposure

You can call me Mr Competitive - I'm just calling it like i see it right or wrong.

Anonymous said...

College coaches are commonly present at PF league games now...

Anonymous said...

3:03 wow - coaches not from PA or South Jersey that's impressive.

Anonymous said...

2:50 College scouts come to Boys DA games. Why would they not come to girls DA games? This is a new level we are talking about with the Development Academy. The most important thing is for your child to be on that field during these games. Along with the training of coarse.

Anonymous said...

8:52 Good come back on the 9-0 PF loss to West Coast. Now think about the coaches watching that game and what do you think they were able to write in their notes about the PF attackers during that game? Almost nothing because West Coast was on the attack on a continual basis, unless they wrote down that the PF attackers look strong standing and waiting for the ball or came back on defense well. Which is exactly what may happen with your PAC DA team for the first year or two, since there will be many lopsided scores. Not trying to piss you off, but you just don't want to accept that you don't have the drawing power that other DA's have at this point. The DOC at Classsic's will build that program up as he truly cares about the program, but it will take time. Congrats to your daughter making the team and hopefully she's on the defensive side of the ball so she'll make and impression.

Anonymous said...

3:19 - yes. Not OP, but just chiming in. They come from PA, NJ, DE, NY, DC, VA, NC, MD, TN, MA and more. Don't they come to your league games? Some have come to practices as well.

Anonymous said...

5:16 - why are you making this a pissing match? I'm a PF member, not the prior poster and I wish PAC success, too. Why not? I wish the kids I know on Bucks and Continental success, too. These are kids. I want them to succeed. Why are you wishing some kids don't? That's just wrong.

Anonymous said...

Why do you think PF parents have the rep that they do? Not all I'm sure fit the bad rep but many do because of parents like the above. What a great opportunity for PAC. Having both a boys and girls DA now and a great coaching addition to the program. Well on their way I'd say.

Anonymous said...

and by above I do not mean 5:31. I agree with you. Congrats to all these girls and I wish them success.

Anonymous said...

Most PF parents are obnoxious . Bet they are worried now that they know PAC will be the dominate club in PA in
the near future . People are getting tired of Tino's BS. It's time for a change .

Anonymous said...

5:31 Did I not say the DOC at Classics truly cares for the program and will build it up? Not quite sure where the "pissing match" reference is coming from, but I do wish all the players well as these are all young ladies working their tails off. Do you disagree that in lopsided game, one sides attackers don't get to show off their skill set like they would like too? The plus side is that the defenders and keepers get to show their skills. 5:31 You do realize this is a board where you allowed to debate soccer related issues and sometimes put an opinion out there? Just checking. I think every post I put out there I said congrats to the girls and good luck to those heading to tryouts. Pop another Xanax and have a good night

Anonymous said...

5:25 They do if the team plays ERL and National Leagues since those league games are in a tournament format.



Anonymous said...

PDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

11:15 - ohhhh you hurt my feelings...lol. And, yes this is a blog. And my opinion matters as well. and in my opinion, you are delusional if you think your comments were positive. But, luckily you found this blog to give your life some meaning. Hang in there pal, hoping your shock therapy treatments occur sooner than later.

Anonymous said...

US Youth Soccer Region I
Eastern Regional League (ERL)

Qualified for the US Youth Soccer
2017-18 National League 17U Girls (2001s)

1: FC FREDERICK '01
2: NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY 01 FREEDOM NPL
3: GREATER BINGHAMTON FC 01 SELECT becomes an OPEN spot
4: ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED
5: Michigan Jaguars 01 Green (MI)
6: Greater Binghamton FC (NY-W)
7: 2001 Tennessee SC Showcase (TN)
8: CUP Gold 01 (OH-S)
9: BRYC Elite Academy 01/02 (VA)
10: United FA 01 Premier (GA)
11: Legends FC 01 Academy (CA-S)
12: EGA 01 Maroon Omaha (NE)
13: Nationals Unions 01 Red (MI)
14: Florida Elite 2001 (FL)
15: Nationals Union 01 Black (MI)
16: Fullerton Rangers 01 White (CA-S)
17: [OPEN] Nationals Union 01 Black (MI)
18: [OPEN] EGA 01 Maroon Omaha (NE)
19: Fever United (TX-N)
20: Sting East 01 Dunstan (TX-N)
21: PacNW 01 Maroon (WA)
22: AZ Arsenal 01 Premier Teal (AZ)
23: USA Stars Academy 01 (CA-N)
24: Rebels SC 01 Elite (CA-S)

25: 2017 MRL Premier I Division Spring Champion
26: 2017 MRL Premier I Division Spring 2nd Place
27: 2016-17 SRPL Premier East 1st Place
28: 2016-17 SRPL Premier East 2nd Place
29: Region I Cup Representative to 2017 Nationals
30: Region II Cup Representative to 2017 Nationals
31: Region III Cup Representative to 2017 Nationals
32: Region IV Cup Representative to 2017 Nationals


for you 8:39 Go PDA!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

In another league where results matter.
Winner goes to Indiana

NPL Northeast Girls League 2016-2017

Sat, May 6, 2017 results not posted
Continental FC 01 NPL vs FC Stars 01 NPL
Match Fit Academy 01 NPL vs FC Boston 01 NPL

PTs GP
19 - 9 PDA South 01 NPL
15 - 6 World Class FC 01 NPL
14 - 7 PDA North 01 NPL
10 - 5 FC Stars 01 NPL
9 - 4 Match Fit Academy 01 NPL
8 - 6 Connecticut FC 01 NPL
7 - 5 Penn Fusion SA 01 NPL
7 - 7 FC Boston 01 NPL
7 - 5 Continental FC 01 NPL
4 - 6 FSA FC 01 NPL
3 - 4 FC Bucks 01 NPL
1 - 5 East Meadow SC 01 NPL
1 - 5 Albertson Fury 01 NPL

Anonymous said...

Who won us club games today?

Anonymous said...

NYCSL NPL 2016-2017

05/07/2017
STA NPL-01 vs Princeton NPL-01
SUSA NPL-01 vs Manhattan NPL-01
NJ Crush NPL-01 vs Massapequa NPL-01
Brentwood NPL-01 vs New York SC NPL-01
NJ Stallions NPL-01 vs Quickstrike NPL-01

Pts GP
15 - 5 Princeton SA NPL-01
12 - 4 SUSA FC NPL-01
10 - 5 Manhattan Soccer Club NPL-01
6 - 3 NJ Stallions Academy NPL-01
6 - 4 STA NPL-01
4 - 4 Massapequa Soccer Club NPL-01
4 - 5 NJ Crush FC NPL-01
3 - 4 Brentwood Youth Soccer Club NPL-01
1 - 3 New York Soccer Club NPL-01
0 - 5 Quickstrike FC NPL-01

Anonymous said...

3:01 I just hope you found your safe space and your partner managed to get in touch with a grief counselor to work with you. As for the girls that play the game, they will be fine with or without us throwing blind darts on here.

Anonymous said...

EDP NPL

NPL North
Pts GP
9 - 3 FC COPA ACADEMY G01 BLACK
4 - 2 NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL
3 - 3 ALLEYCATS 2001G NPL
3 - 3 CEDAR STARS ACADEMY - MONMOUTH 2001
0 - 2 TSF ACADEMY 2001G
0 - 1 JERSEY UNITED SOCCER SPARTANS 01G EDP

NPL South
PTs GP
9 - 3 BETHESDA SC STORM 01
9 - 4 SAC PREMIER BLUE
4 - 2 SJEB RUSH 01 GIRLS PREMIER WHITE
1 - 2 MARYLAND RUSH RUSH 01G NPL
1 - 4 NEW JERSEY RUSH 02 GIRLS WHITE
0 - 1 PIPELINE SC BLACK

Anonymous said...

8:56 no disrespect but US Club is pay to play.

NJ Champ goes direct
NY Champ goes direct
Others Champs have to play in regional event with any team that pays the application fee.

USYS the only legit National Championship for State winners.
NJ Champ goes to Region 1
NY Champ goes to Region 1
other Champs go to Regionals

Regional Champ goes to nationals to play other Regional champs and the Division winners of the USYS National league.

We don't see ECNL champs playing US Club champs? Oh yeah results don't matter for ECNL and GDA teams that's why I didn't post their standings in this one stop shop for results.

But since you asked I would have this one time but they aren't updated.

Anonymous said...

9:26 no disrespect taken. I guess that means the two PDA teams that got knocked out will have to pay to play

Anonymous said...

Scores just posted in the game being played this second

NJ Wildcats Fury-NPL
vs
Princeton SA IGFA 01 NPL

for the NJ Cup title and a spot in Indiana for the National Cup (not a fan of this title - but it is a National title).

Good luck to both

Anonymous said...

EPYSA State Cup Final (NCS) set

1776 United FC
vs
PA Classics Academy '01


NJYSA State Cup (NCS) semi-Finals set
NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY 01 FREEDOM NPL (NJ)
STA 2001G NPL (NJ)

SJEB RUSH 01 GIRLS ACADEMY (NJ)
NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)

Wow - NJ Wildcats going for the double in NJ

Anonymous said...

Thanks Wildcat Mom

Anonymous said...

I guess IGFA 2001 still tops in NJ - Wish they would have done a USYS league also to compete in the NCS.

NJ has some options that's for sure.

What is going to happen to the North East Girls NPL next season?
World Class, East Meadow and Albertson are going to have weak ECNL teams with NY having 4 GDA clubs now. There is no way their NPL teams are going to be strong.

I can see SJEB becoming NJ's 3rd GDA with the Red Bulls and the Philadelphia Union joining forces with clubs to give the MLS two more GDA clubs who fits?CFC Delco backed out out deal with Penn Fusion to keep ECNL teams and gaina GDA under the union flag (I like this rumor). I can see the Red Bulls and MatchFit joining forces.

Where are all these 2nd team GDA teams going to play since ECNL looks like it's not an option? NPL? I doubt that. I see USYS winning here.

Kids are going to have many options.

GDA
ECNL or USYS NL
NPL or ERL
EDP, CCL, NEP, NY PL
PAGS, JAGS, WAGS

US CLub State Cups
NCS State Cups.

Is this better 3:36?

Anonymous said...

3:17
PA NCS
1776 for the kill

Anonymous said...

hats off to PSA-IGFA. Great coaching, tough group of young ladies. Great soccer game. Rough, tough, heart wrenching weekend in all. Congrats to them. Wildcats played hard and gave a great game and competition.

Anonymous said...

Who did PSA roster for this game? The U16 NPL team or all eligible players ('01/'02)?

Just curious.

Anonymous said...

They had eligible players on the roster. This board had so much IGFA hate last season just like U14 had all the Wildcat hate - in all honesty it was great that they played each other - teams changed but they still did what they did prior to this season and that is get the results. In NJ they are the team to beat at this age where results matter.

Anonymous said...

Answer the question

Did the 2001 NPL team play the game or not?

Anonymous said...

10:42 How the hell do I know?
Who else would have played the game?

Anonymous said...

Answer the question . Lol wow very bossy.
NPL 2001 is the same team that play the state cup . Do not even know why you ask.
Is wildcats team the NPL team ? Did nj elite played with eligible players ?
Stupid question and as usual looking at some angle of attack but you got the answer boss. Lol

Anonymous said...

Someone living vicariously through his kid...

Anonymous said...

Big time

Anonymous said...

Anyone playing in the Challenger tournament? first time for our team..."just want to play some games" we were told...

Anonymous said...

Never heard of the challenger tournament. Is it new? When is it?

Anonymous said...

I only heard of the classics challenger tournament.
I know nothing about it

Anonymous said...

IGFA can not play us youth championship series with 2001 because his better players are 01 and they supplement 2000... Which is why the 2000 were destroyed verses COPA. Their national league team play as 2000 but 90% of the roster are 2001 players. Evident they only have one team with a ligit chance. They have only team in championship series because they lack the depth to have two quality teams at each age bracket. A 2-1 win over the wildcats is nothing to bang your chest on. Soft field of play.

Anonymous said...

Wildcats lost with only 10 players. Ref was totally against us and red carded our player who did nothing.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know which teams have try outs this week??

Anonymous said...

Pick the team you want to try out for and email the coach. Teams are always looking for players. They will see you.

Anonymous said...

PDA has tryouts today. Info on website.

Anonymous said...

PDAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!
Should I go to north or south?

Anonymous said...

PA Classics is still looking to fill spots for their DA, so you could try out there.

Anonymous said...

10:22 which team?
I wanna call bs but I'll wait for your answer first....

Anonymous said...

It depends how far you want to drive. Up north, central, or the south.

Anonymous said...

Do everyone a favor and go to off Florida.

Anonymous said...

How did you know?
My daughter just verbally committed to FSU!!
Traveling there soon!

Anonymous said...

Where's "off Florida"?
Which island do you recommend pda mom?

Anonymous said...

10:22 Not at all true. Wherever you are getting your information, I recommend finding a new source.

Anonymous said...

Come on 1:23. What DA team takes 3 players off their 01 "B" team just to fill spots? They have had a large number of girls decide not to take the DA positions offered and it has surprised them. I do give Classics credit for taking players from their "B" team as it's something PF would never do, but is that really DA worthy? You want to dispute the "B" team players now on the DA team 10:22? My source is multiple DA families that are about to take part in that hot mess. If players with serious ability turned up at Classics, they'ed be on the team. Think about where your roster is at now and how much room there still is, why is that?

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha...think what you want. Those "b" team kids as you called them are VERY good. Must be nice when you have that many choices. With DA too many for certain positions at certain age groups. Enjoy your long ball.

Anonymous said...

And my source is my kid who can't wait.

Anonymous said...

My misread. I apologize. I thought you were talking about another team/club. I can't comment as to Classics as I have no idea. As you were...

Anonymous said...

11:08 So let me get this straight. Those "b" team players were not good enough to make a very average 01 team last season, but surpassed over half the players from that team this year and other 01's that showed up for tryouts?
You are correct that the Classics DA team will not be playing long ball, mostly because they will be on defense the whole time and won't be able to clear it.
That first PF vs Classics game will be fun. We'll chat again after that game.

Anonymous said...

Wildcats May 9-your player did nothing? doubtful. Seen you play. Overly physical

Anonymous said...

Ref was totally against us. Who red cards a kid in a final? We were the better team and that put us at a major disadvantage.

Anonymous said...

Curious...no skin in the game
Describe the events leading up to the red card being shown. Straight red or yellow first etc...

Anonymous said...

7:26
Your post was becoming valid and seemed objective until you threw in the PF game. Now you're just a PF parent or fan with an ax to grind perhaps bc your daughter was affected?

Anonymous said...

Normally I'd say with PF having the location they do, enabling them to draw in more talent, yes the score may not be pretty but we are talking about a team with CS as a coach who is a horrible game day coach. So who knows! There may be 11 strong enough to keep that game quite interesting. They definitely have a better coach. Don't get too cocky. Remember that 9-0 loss recently? Bet you went to your car and hid before the final whistle blew didn't you?

Anonymous said...

His daughter probably plays for PF but in actuality doesn't really "play." I'm sure she helps the team out with those 6 minutes each half though!

Anonymous said...

10:37 you are talking about their u18 GDA team. Many of the current u17 Academy players have decided they want to finish out their HS years playing school ball. Most are committed already. Makes sense. The u16/17 GDA team had no issue filling their roster with quality players.

7:26 My suggestion, focus on YOUR kid, help her get into a good school, and stop living through her like you're the one out there playing the game. Parents like you are disturbed and well, just plain creepy.

Anonymous said...

Straight red card. Our player was fouled and then shoved by GFA so she shoved back. It simply a foul and nothing else. Not sure why other team was not carded. Their goalie went nuts in the ref and only got a yellow earlier in the game and should have seen red for her actions.

Anonymous said...

10:40
You have inside info? So classics is not grandfathering their seniors? I've heard of clubs doing this bc of numbers...
Shoving will and should always be a red card. My guess is there was some other actions during the game, wasn't her first

Anonymous said...

1014 Game day coaching prowess will be less of a factor in GDA play with the limited 5 subs and no re entry. PF will blow away classics in the older age groups

Anonymous said...

10:00 - i thought so too. However, I am not the poster you referenced but with all the throw-downs re these newly minted GDA rivals, I can't wait for it, either.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:14, I'm not the prior poster, but just so you are aware, that Cali team in that game is undefeated. Saw them play before. They could probably beat some college teams, already. They are that good. And, they beat Col Rush 10-1 and Serreno 9-0. They have 95 goals scored and maybe10-15 against in only 17 or 18 games. They are a machine.
You clearly are not a fan of PF or their coach. But, do you really think the new PAC team would have fared better? Seriously?

Anonymous said...

Ha! Glad you dug deep there for the 2 other blowouts vs So Cal. Most games are not massive blowouts, not with a 9 goal differential basically. Only vs weaker ECNL teams will you see that.

Anonymous said...

In a nut shell if your team is down.
No worries you will play Albertson, East Meadow, WNY Flash, Continetal and FC Boston Scorpions to rack up some goals and some confidense
Is that 1/3 of the teams? There is a reason why some of our teams look strong and then when they play teams from outside we can't get a win.

Perfiect Example is

PDA Splash look great in their division

GP
8 Division 5(w) 2(t) 1(l) +13(gd)
6 Non-Division 1(w) 3(t) 2(l) -1(gd)
6 Tournaments 1(w) 2(t) 3(l) -1(gd)

20 Total games 7(w) 7(t) 6(l) +11(gd)

League
2-2 Solar Chelsea SC ECNL U16
0-1 FC Virginia ECNL U16
1-1 Concorde Fire ECNL U16
1-2 West Coast FC ECNL U16
1-1 Slammers FC ECNL U16
1-0 Orlando City ECNL U16
1-1 FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL U16
4-1 FC Boston Scorpions ECNL U16
4-0 East Meadow SC ECNL U16
4-2 Albertson SC ECNL U16
3-1 Continental FC ECNL U16
0-2 Match Fit Academy ECNL U16
4-0 Connecticut FC ECNL U16
0-0 FSA FC ECNL U16

Tournaments
1-2 South Shore Select AP
1-1 Braddock Road YC 02 Elite
4-2 CUP 02G Gold
1-2 Concorde Fire ECNL
0-0 Charlotte SA ECNL 01
1-2 NTH Tophat 01 ECNL

Anonymous said...

Did some one say PennFusion

GP
7 Division 4(w) 1(t) 2(l) +8(gd)
6 Non-Division 4(w) 1(t) 1(l) -2(gd)
6 Tournaments 4(w) 0(t) 2(l) +1(gd)

19 Total games 12(w) 2(t) 5(l) +7(gd)

League
2-0 FC Bucks ECNL U16
3-3 Boston Breakers Academy ECNL U16
2-0 WNY Flash Academy ECNL U16
0-1 FC Boston Scorpions ECNL U16
0-2 FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL U16
4-1 East Meadow SC ECNL U16
4-0 Albertson SC ECNL U16

6-2 SLSG - MO ECNL U16
1-1 Maryland United FC ECNL U16
1-0 Ohio Premier ECNL U16
1-0 Washington Premier ECNL U16
1-0 Orlando City ECNL U16
0-9 So Cal Blues SC ECNL U16

Tournaments
2-0 South Jersey Elite Barons '02G
1-0 UFA Forsyth 01G Premier
3-1 Braddock Road YC 02 Elite
2-1 CASL 01 ECNL
0-3 MUFC 01G ECNL
0-2 Mclean Youth Soccer Mclean 01 G

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for that PDA/Penn Fusion game!

Anonymous said...

2:09 - didn't have to dig deep. They have 95 goals. And, not trying to say anything other than that So Cal team is the team to beat. Hands down.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like poor Tino is still crying in his bowl of Wheaties

Anonymous said...

Maybe hard to beat but at least try to score one or keep it under 5 GA! How does a team accomplish such a loss?

Anonymous said...

11v 5?

Anonymous said...

Having CS as a coach is all that's needed lol

Anonymous said...

Why are you talking about a team out west, We have no idea how the teams they are playing are. I don't. As you can see very impressive record. let's see if they win the title.

SO CAL BLUES ECNL
GP 31
W 31
T 0
L 0
F 138
A 11
GD +127

I will throw out a Region 1 team that also has a super impressive record - but goes under the radar.

MCLEAN YS ECNL
GP 35
W 31
T 3
L 1
F 142
A 17
GD +125

Then we look at the darlings of this board they get hate and they get love as people call them the best. Their results don't even come close.

PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY ECNL (NJ)
GP 20
W 7
T 7
L 6
F 34
A 23
GD +11

PENN FUSION SA ECNL (PAE)
GP 19
W 12
T 2
L 5
F 33
A 26
GD +7

Anonymous said...

@7:24 I am playing devil's advocate... Could it be that there is very bad competition?

Anonymous said...

Have any of the top NE conf teams played McLean? they would be good games, too.

Anonymous said...

7;24 - are you using all of the games the teams referenced have played, including non ECNL? The ECNL Champs League standings show different stats. Where are you getting these?

Anonymous said...

10:40 was obviously a troll
I enjoy posts that have merit
Posting fake news without any credibility whatsoever is so childish

Anonymous said...

Another weekend of rainy weather. Hey, Mom Nature, this isn't Seattle. Btw - Happy Mom's Day to all the soccer mom's out there. Here's to ya!

Anonymous said...

Games still on this weekend in this mess?

Anonymous said...

games are on for state cup http://www.njyouthsoccer.com/Content/directors/upimg/dir5106/rain/national%20championship%20semi%20finals%20&%20finals%20(rain%20plan).pdf

http://www.njyouthsoccer.com/Content/directors/upimg/dir5106/rain/njys%20presidents%20cup%20semi%20finals%20&%20finals%20(rain%20plan).pdf

Anonymous said...

10:40 If they had no trouble filling their roster, then why take three "B" team players? And I am talking about the U16/U17 team and I know all three players from the "B" team that made it. They are extremely proud to have made as they should be. However in this case, oranges are being placed with apples and being called apples. Please stop making a fool of yourself simply because you don't know all of your daughters team.
Let's pick up this conversation later in the year and we'll talk about which team was choosing top players and which one hoping to get some. May your daughter have a strongly played healthy end to this season.

Anonymous said...

Going to butt in here. I also know the (2) B team players and they are both very strong players. Will they be starters? Unlikely, but as players off the bench they will be able to hold their own. At least their coaches saw the potential they have and gave them a chance!

Anonymous said...

10:27's kid is obviously from the clubs current top team who didn't make the DA. Hey at least you know the club will give your kid a chance next year if she works hard!

Anonymous said...

MFer coaches finally won a game. Could they actually pull off going to the championships?

Anonymous said...

Ecnl won only because they faced a weaker team. Npl couldn't pull a win again

Anonymous said...

Is it just our club, or is every club suffering from massive injuries? Could it be that they crazy weather and interrupted outdoor spring season have something to do with it? Our team is missing 6 major players!

Anonymous said...

Another poor weekend for PF. As other teams get better towards the end of the season, PF and CS seem to get worse towards the end of each season. All that recruiting and roster full of good players, but getting the same results as teams that don't have the same talent level. Good recruiting; but what about the coaching?

Anonymous said...

What are you saying? Kids gotta play. Plain and simple. They need to hold each other accountable. That is how a team works.

Anonymous said...

"roster full of good players, but getting the same results as teams that don't have the same talent level"

or maybe you are not a good judge of talent?

If from PA how can you compare when they don't play teams from PA?
If from PA how can you compare unless your team played the same teams they did?

Reading a blog doesn't count,their results say exactly who they are as a team 1-18 or what ever their roster size is.

Anonymous said...

PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY ECNL (NJ)
GP 21
W 8
T 7
L 6
F 40
A 23
GD +17

GP
9 Division 6(w) 2(t) 1(l) +19(gd)
6 Non-Division 1(w) 3(t) 2(l) -1(gd)
6 Tournaments 1(w) 2(t) 3(l) -1(gd)


PENN FUSION SA ECNL (PAE)
GP 21
W 12
T 4
L 5
F 36
A 29
GD +7

9 Division 4(w) 3(t) 2(l) +8(gd)
6 Non-Division 4(w) 1(t) 1(l) -2(gd)
6 Tournaments 4(w) 0(t) 2(l) +1(gd)

Anonymous said...

Did PF 01's have two draws? I thought they won one of the CT games. It may be an incorrect score posting.

The score for one of the older Penn Fusion groups wasn't submitted correctly. Friend's daughter plays for PF U17. They won both games this weekend and ECNL standings has it incorrectly reported as a win and a loss. Sometimes it's better to wait for the middle of the week after all the corrections to the different league reported scores have been made.

Anonymous said...

CS teams typically get worse as the year goes on. Nothing new.

Anonymous said...

Not our experience. But, then again, I expect my kid to be accountable and she expects the same from herself.

Anonymous said...

Big weekend coming up in PA for State Cup.

Regarding PF, same roster all year but you want to blame CS? I get the power a coach has but what does he do differently latter part of the year? Maybe players are dropping off because of mental commitment/fitness etc...?

Anonymous said...

Some parents should be blaming their own kids for dialing it in. But, that can't happen. Can't be the kids, their kid, right?

Anonymous said...

I would love some opinions on these one day ID college clinics. They are flooding my child's email as I'm sure they are many kids. Does a kid ever walk away from one with a college coach actually interested and who follow up? Are they 100% money grabs?

Anonymous said...

10:09
1. If not published, find out how many players are attending camp-if 50+, don't go
2. Was she invited following a tournament where she may have been observed?
3. Is daughter at least 50% interested in school?
4. Would she go there? Distance, major, costs etc...
5. If $100-150 for at least 3 hours and 1,2,3 and 4 are yes...then go for it

Yes, many are just a money grab...if she gets invite from a school where she'd never make team, be honest with yourself....

Anonymous said...

10:20 AM

Your post is the true purpose the board is for! Thank for a great straight forward (TRUE!) answer. BTW I am not the OP who asked the question.

Anonymous said...

11:23
A friend passed on the fruits of their experience so it's my turn.
One more thing obviously is how big your wallet is for these ID camps. Each needs to decide how much and where to spend.

Anonymous said...

Money Grab is so negative.

They blast these emails to their database or using another tool like CaptainU.
I have no problem with these blasts.

$$$ is probably going to the Assistant Coaches.
Looking for that diamond not at an ECNL event.
If the player has an interest they will attend if they don't then they won't.

The school is looking to give all players a look and at the same time make a little extra money for the coaches.

They are not to blame is a players over steps. They won't let those players hijack the clinic, they will get over looked plain and simple. If they find 5-6 players per clinic that they can follow it's a win win for everyone.

PS. If they observed a player at an event the club coach would know about and so would the player their would be no guessing. They would want to make sure that player comes to their clinic.

They work hard to build a strong team and provide opportunities for everyone. Not a money grab in my opinion. If you're not interested you are not going.

Anonymous said...

ECNL Champions League Qualifiers as of this second. All this talk about SoCal how about FC Stars and Mclean both are also dominating
1 So Cal Blues SC ECNL U16
2 FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL U16
3 McLean Youth Soccer ECNL U16
4 FC Dallas ECNL U16
5 Tophat SC ECNL U16
6 Concorde Fire ECNL U16
7 MVLA ECNL U16
8 Boston Breakers Academy ECNL U16
9 Dallas Sting ECNL U16
10 Ohio Elite Soccer Academy ECNL U16
11 Eclipse Select SC ECNL U16
12 Michigan Hawks ECNL U16
13 West Florida Flames ECNL U16
14 De Anza Force ECNL U16
15 Solar Chelsea SC ECNL U16
16 Mustang SC ECNL U16
17 Washington Premier ECNL U16
18 Crossfire Premier ECNL U16
19 Minnesota Thunder Academy ECNL U16
20 Penn Fusion SA ECNL U16
21 Real Colorado ECNL U16
22 West Coast FC ECNL U16
23 Jacksonville FC ECNL U16
24 TSC Hurricane ECNL U16
25 Slammers FC ECNL U16
26 PDA ECNL U16
27 FC Virginia ECNL U16
28 Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL U16
29 Real So Cal ECNL U16
30 Match Fit Academy ECNL U16
31 SLSG - MO ECNL U16
32 Ohio Premier ECNL U16\

2017 NPL Finals qualified teams 16-U GIRLS (2001s)
1. Davis Legacy SC - future ECNL team
2. Campton United SC
3. Virginia Rush
4. Tucson Soccer Academy
5. ISC Gunners

NPL Northeast Girls League 2016-2017 standings as of this second
PTS
22 FC Stars 01 NPL
19 World Class FC 01 NPL
19 PDA South 01 NPL
17 PDA North 01 NPL
15 Connecticut FC 01 NPL
15 FC Boston 01 NPL
11 Match Fit Academy 01 NPL
10 Penn Fusion SA 01 NPL
8 Continental FC 01 NPL
8 FSA FC 01 NPL
5 FC Bucks 01 NPL
3 East Meadow SC 01 NPL
1 Albertson Fury 01 NPL

NYCSL NPL 2016-2017 standings as of this second
PTS
18 SUSA FC NPL-01
15 Princeton SA NPL-01
10 NJ Crush FC NPL-01
10 Manhattan Soccer Club NPL-01
7 NJ Stallions Academy NPL-01
7 STA NPL-01
6 Brentwood Youth Soccer Club NPL-01
5 Massapequa Soccer Club NPL-01
2 New York Soccer Club NPL-01
2 Quickstrike FC NPL-01

Sorry EDP NPL to much of a mess to follow

The below 4 teams have qualified for the National League and Eastern Regional League The NJ Stallions are also doing NYCSL NPL wow that's like 20 league games plus what ever tournaments they do - talk about getting max exposure for their kids - good job.
1. FC FREDERICK '01
2. NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY 01 FREEDOM NPL
3. GREATER BINGHAMTON FC 01 SELECT
4. ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED

The following 8 teams are safe and will return to Eastern Regional League D1
1. 1776 UNITED FC XTREME
2. PREMIER SC NAVY 2001 (FKA STRIKERS)
3. DAVIDSONVILLE DYNAMITE
4. CENTURY V 01 GOLD
5. BEADLING SC BEADLING ELITE
6. NORTHERN STEEL ECLIPSE
7. HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER 01/02
8. EMPIRE UNITED SA EMPIRE UNITED ROCHESTER G16 2001

The following 4 teams will be relegated to D2. Another WOW, BRYC couldn't stay in D1 and is moving to the ECNL, do they give up their National League spot? The bright side is they are the VA NCS champ so they have already qualified for the Region 1 Championships.
1. BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02
2. EMPIRE UNITED SA EMPIRE UNITED BUFFALO G16 2001
3. LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED
4. PIPELINE SC BLACK

The following 4 teams will be promoted to D1 from D2. PDA Shore came so close all they needed was a win or a tie vs Rochester and they would have qualified.
1: FURY ATHLETICA
2: ROCHESTER FUTBOL GIRLS 01
3. LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 2001 GIRLS BLACK
4. SCS UNITED ELITE

Also a big shout out to SJEB for winning the NJ NCS and qualifying for the Region 1 Championships with a 5-0 beat down. But since the NJ Stallions were also the runner up in the Eastern Regional League they can get the wildcard spot to the Region 1 Championships if FC Frederick wins the MD NCS.
0 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY 01 FREEDOM NPL
5 SJEB RUSH 01 GIRLS ACADEMY

SJEB joins IGFA 01 NPL as NJ State Champs. Someone set up that game.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have experience to share with the NCSA recruiting site?

Anonymous said...

Do you mean the recruiting google doc that would update based on commits, etc.? That has been around for a few years. Great tool. Many thanks to the person who kept it up all these years.

Anonymous said...

4:56
How about the PA state cup games this weekend?

Anonymous said...

The 2001 Final is this weekend and the winner joins SJEB RUSH 01 GIRLS ACADEMY, BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02, FC FREDERICK '01 at the Region 1 Championships to battle for 1 spot at Nationals

PA NCS Final
PA Classics Academy '01
1776 United FC

Anonymous said...

Looks like a rematch for PA
1776 pulls this one off I think
1-0

Anonymous said...

Recruiting sites don't work. They do nothing. You either have a club coach that knows how to place the player at a D-I school or you don't. As for D-III, if you can pay to play then there is a very good chance you will make the team if you play on a high level club team.

Anonymous said...

I get what you're attempting to say I think but "pay to play" at D3???
Kinda asinine comment!!! College is for education isn't it?

Anonymous said...

You pay to go to college and in many cases if you played youth soccer at somewhat of a decent level you can play D-III soccer. Just apply, get in and write the check. . As for paying to play college soccer at the D-III, many D-III schools collect a fee prior to preseason to pay for travel bags, warm-up tee and jacket or warm-ups. So yes, you pay for college and you pay certain aspects of playing on the team. Oh, you might have to do fundraising too...which most times is a parent writing the check for unsold t-shirts or cupcakes. So after all those years of paying for club soccer....don't put away that checkbook yet..

Anonymous said...

Damn, my daughter will need to rethink her verbal then.
Here I thought they would provide granola bars and bananas for players too...
Guess she'll need to work in the cafeteria then..

Anonymous said...

Since there is NO commitment at the D-III level, written or verbal, other than writing the check you have nothing to worry about. Either write the check and attend or....don't write the check. Just that simple.

Anonymous said...


D3 Coach: "After observing your play and talking to you these last few months, I want to offer you a spot on the roster for 2018"
Daughter: "Wow Coach, thank you so much! I already talked to admissions and to the head of the engineering dept and we're all set and I definitely want to accept your offer. I'll let you know if there any issues when I apply early fall"

Guess what? That's a verbal!!!

Anonymous said...

It's a non binding commitment as there are NO commitments in D-III soccer. There is NOTHING holding either party to your verbal commitment and there are no ramifications if either of you decide to go in a different direction. It's the same as her accepting an invitation to meet her friend for ice cream later, if one doesn't show up it's no big deal or that she plans to be at her scheduled hair appointment she most likely won't be billed. Now a true verbal commitment would be when you schedule a doctors appointment and fail to show up. She will still have to pay for that appointment. There are ramifications for breaking that verbal commitment.

D-III commitment....makes you feel like all that money you spent on youth soccer was worth it. She has a commitment, lol.

Anonymous said...

So I just read the last few posts...
One guy just trying to belittle the other...par for the course...
A verbal can be backed out of by either party...no matter what the division. Stop being an ass!
I can send you the info on 2 girls who backed out of their verbal at D1 schools.
Where should I send?
Anonymous Anonymous
Anonymous Street Apt?
Anonymous, AM
Is that right?

Anonymous said...

11:48 - hate to break it to you but all of it is non-binding until Letter of Intent signed by all parties. (DIII doesn't have LOI, but has something else for signing day, I believe.)

Anonymous said...

11:33 - congrats. If you/your kid is happy with her choice, that is ALL that matters. And that is the verbal commitment that counts; she to you that it's all good.

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Anonymous said...


Division 3 does not have a signing day and there is not anything to sign that is official. Also nothing comes from the NCAA or the college that holds a player to an NCAA Division 3. There is also no verbal athletic commitment at a Division 3. The poster is correct. Division 1 verbal does not become official until they sign the LOI. Does not happen often that a player or university breaks the verbal, but it does happen. The terms are not in writing, but the player knows the offer at the time they give a verbal commitment at a Division I program. There is a big difference between an athletic verbal and a verbal given to a college that you plan to attend and then play a sport. As long as your kid is happy playing it's all good.

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:48 - where did your daughter commit to, with you as a parent I hope it is the opposite coast so she can start enjoying life. What an A$$. YEs my daughter is a 2018 D3 commit, this means that the coach offered her a spot on his 2018 roster, communicated with admissions and coordinated meetings with the dept. head of her major. Provided a tuition sheet with specific $$. She received a verbal offer from D1 and D2 as well but realized D1 would be more soccer than school (her major will entail a large portion of clinical credits), D2 did not offer educational support for athletes. Also the chosen school is close enough for us to attend games which was on her list. So 11:48 can puff out your chest as an anonymous authority on All things Women's college soccer but don't belittle folks on this board as you don't have all the facts to judge.

Anonymous said...

12:33 well said...
11:33 here. I was reading these posts and was at a loss for words to reply kindly to 11:48
I just feel for his daughter! God forbid she chooses a great school for great academics and with a great soccer program !! Oh my the horror if it's D3!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything that was written negatively about D-III soccer. What I see is the truth written that there isn't a D-III commitment other then getting in to the school and paying the tuition. Seems like Dad needs to tell people his daughter is committed. If it makes Dad feel bettter that he thinks his child is committed at the D-III level then that is what is important I guess.... There is absolutely NO commitment in D-III soccer but if you want to pretend otherwise that is fine. Whatever gets you through the day. Playing college soccer in any division beyond high school is awesome!

Anonymous said...

It appears that, either people don't know how to read or they just like to hear themselves/see themselves write...
Many of these posts are not mutually exclusive but the posters keep repeating themselves hoping it will sound different every time.
Verbal= verbal

End of story

Anonymous said...

The National Letter of Intent, this is a binding program that only applies to schools that participate in NLI program (namely NCAA Division I and II colleges and universities). Specifically the NCAA prohibits Division III institutions from using letters of intent stating in the NCAA Division III Manual: NCAA Proposal 2015-8 - Division III institutions are permitted to use a standard, NCAA provided, non-binding celebratory signing form. A prospective student-athlete is permitted to sign the celebratory signing form at any point, including high school signing events, after the prospective student-athlete has been accepted to the institution. Institutions should keep in mind, however, that they are not permitted to publicize a prospective student-athlete’s commitment to the institution until the prospective student-athlete has submitted a financial deposit (Bylaw 13.10.7).

“An institution, or one that competes in a sport in Division III, shall not use in the recruitment of a prospective student-athlete in a sport classified in Division III any form of a letter of intent or similar form of commitment”. (See NCAA Division III Manual 13.9.1 and 20.11.4.)”

Until a student-athlete is on the field for preseason practices, an NCAA Division III coach really has no 100% guarantee of which student-athletes are ultimately committed to their program and going to be a part of it. From the student-athlete’s perspective, there is no binding commitment for the student-athlete (beside early decision) and you can change your mind up until the last minute.

Anonymous said...

:) Exhibit A

Anonymous said...

Catching up with this. What's up with the CS hate on PF? They aren't that good this year without their YNT superstar, but they aren't bad. Probably make it to the champions league. All good. CS is one of the best trainers around. My kid had him for ODP some years ago.

Anonymous said...

11:56 and 12:01 here. Not sure why all the hate toward DIII. Anyway, I knew there was a document NCAA approved that DIII kids signed as the schools wanted something binding as well.

Here is info on it. https://www.nsr-inc.com/scouting-news/division-iii-prospects-finally-have-a-commitment-letter-to-sign/

Good luck to your daughter when she signs her Commitment Letter on Nat'l Signing Day in her senior year. She's heading to college. That is what is important.

Anonymous said...

And, 3:01, I agree with you too re CS. My kid has nothing but great things to say about him from ODP/Regional.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Craig!

Anonymous said...

301 Most exceptionally successful teams have a couple of really special players. The ones that get double marked and are constantly having their names shouted out to "watch". Even the soccer grandmas notice these players as representing a different level. Without their special player, is it surprising that they are not as great as they were?

Anonymous said...

I am sure they will be just fine. btw - when a teammate goes down; others are supposed to step up.

Anonymous said...

6:50 PM

D-III have a non-binding celebratory signing form. It is not a commitment.

An institution, or one that competes in a sport in Division III, shall not use in the recruitment of a prospective student-athlete in a sport classified in Division III any form of a letter of intent or similar form of commitment. They may use a celebratory signing form.

This is not at all a knock on D-III. There are D-III programs that can beat lower level D-I programs. But there is NO commitment at the D-III level.

Anonymous said...

It's a commitment letter you # hole. Not sure why you even care. NAIA has something similar too I believe. You may need to read up on that, too.

Anonymous said...

https://www.nsr-inc.com/scouting-news/division-iii-prospects-finally-have-a-commitment-letter-to-sign/

Anonymous said...

Continuing....it's different from a Letter of Intent - u schim.

Anonymous said...

Poster braying about club coaches getting kids into D1 -

you as a parent can do it yourself

I am not saying the coaches cannot be instrumental - just that you can be OK if the club coach coaches the team and is not so adept at th college stuff (something the entire club, not just the coach should attend to).

Be prepared to do some legwork as a parent. Your 3-5 K a year doesnt give you the right of expectation that the coach come through in getting your daughter into the college she desires.

Anonymous said...

By the way, D3 commitments are tracked on Top Drawer.

Sure - they count.

Ya dummie.

Anonymous said...

D3 discussion of the past day was the most asinine I have seen on these boards in quite some time.

Looking at a major D3 soccer power- and you had better believe they know who is coming and who is not - who has been told they are being looked at as key players and who has been told that YEAH,come down to the sessions and we will look at you (this would qualify as a non-commitment by the coach).

Dont give us all the official gobbledygook. D3s recruit much in the same manner as the D2s and D1s. Your making i tout to be like intramural play is unnecessarily degrading to many fine student athletes.

Peace.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday's D3 "discussion" (bullying) reminds me of lloking at my daughter's snapchat account.
Some of you are not only ignorant, you spew hate and if your daughters take after you, I hope they get that top D1 school on the west coast away from you. Of and D1 is all that matters right? Who cares about the education

Anonymous said...

Blog's been looking like the younger age blogs where the parents see who can flex and puff their chests the most.
Immature and childish.

Anonymous said...

A NCAA NLI (national letter of intent) is a legal contract that is signed by the athlete obligating him or her to attend a specific university and play intercollegiate athletics at the school. The school's end defines their financial obligation to the student. They are given to students who are awarded athletic scholarships to sign in February of their senior year. The "signing day" is in fact the "earliest" date in which a NLI can be legitimately signed in concordance with NCAA rules and regulations.

"Signing day" is the big day when pictures are taken and posted to social media accounts, club websites and College team pages. The D3 athletes felt they too had earned the big day even if it wasn't associated with a NLI. Hence the D3 commitment letter was generated to allow a D3 athlete their moment in the sun and photo op.

These are the facts and in no way is intended to minimize the achievement of a D3 athlete.

Anonymous said...

Not one person proposing "D3 VERBALS" is denying the factual posts that have become like groundhog day movie. Everyone wants to show what they can copy and paste from the internet on the subject and they're just repeating the same thing off topic.
This entire thread started with someone commenting on a D3 verbal between daughter and coach. End of story, there's no denying this by posting all the info which has nothing to do with their discussion. All verbals are just verbals...period.
Poster's daughter chose D3 for her education and will also play soccer.
Other posters' comments imply (intentionally or not) that D1 is more valuable than D3.
I hope their daughters enjoy warming the bench for a couple years bc mommy and daddy will be able to post on a a blog saying daughter plays D1.

Can this be the end of this topic??? Please???

Anonymous said...

OK the D3 discussion is a dead horse... Any GDA Team rosters going public yet?

Signed: Pot Stirrer

Anonymous said...

Yes

Signed: Pot smoker

Anonymous said...

835 sensitive much? Hope your kid will have a great college experience. My kid has her world which you choose to disparage. Newsflash: Kids with greater than 75% scholarships aren't anticipated to be benchwarmers. Coaches will do everything possible to assure they succeed so that the coach doesn't have to admit a "mistake" in recruiting. Remember all power 5s have 4 year athletic guarantees so they are stuck with the kid and can't swap her out.

Your position that all of the D1s will be bench warmers is pretty ignorant and is simply your wearing your insecurities on your sleeve. Similarly do your actions in trying to quash "discussion" on a "discussion" forum. Just skip the posts on the topic if it touches a nerve (which it clearly does). No need to insult anyone with your ignorant blabber.

Sorry fact: Kids with greater than 50% P5 scholarships never considered D3.

Anonymous said...


I don't see anything written that has to do with a DI vs. DIII debate. I don't see anything negative written about DIII at all until a recent post. Playing sports at any level after high school is great.

NCAA DI and DII can make a commitment. Those playing at the NAIA can make a commitment. JUCO's can make a commitment. These levels all offer athletic awards.

D-III students don't make an athletic commitment, they make a financial deposit like the rest of the students attending the college to hold their place. DIII students can have a non-binding celebratory signing form. Kids moving on to a DIII program sign a non-binding celebratory signing form, something other than a blank page.

“An institution, or one that competes in a sport in Division III, shall not use in the recruitment of a prospective student-athlete in a sport classified in Division III any form of a letter of intent or similar form of commitment”. (See NCAA Division III Manual 13.9.1 and 20.11.4.)”

So yes, let's put this to rest. There is no such thing as a DIII athletic commitment as written in the NCAA DIII rules manual.

Playing DI is good.
Playing DII is good.
Playing DIII is good.
Playing JUCO is good.

Playing USYS is good.
Playing DA is good.
Playing ECNL is good.
Playing rec is good.
It's all good...

Anonymous said...

9:29 dick much?
You read the post and took it defensively.
1. Do you know the post was meant for you?
2. Post does not disparage ALL D1 but seems to refer to some previous posts from arrogant sobs
3. If it was you and the shoe fits...wear it!
4. Curious...what are the GPA and SAT scores for those "P5 50%+" scholarship recipients? What's their class rankings? Could they even be admitted to a top D3?

Anonymous said...

956 Why would they want to? But sure plenty have the grades and scores...and... isn't the admission push to "top D3s" the rationalization that many make for their huge investment in youth soccer?

BTW the guy talking about D1 commitments being bench warmers started the negativity and no I don't really see much going the other way

Anonymous said...

Comical...but also tragic
MAny of you should get a life...what will you do when you can't live vicariously through your kids anymore?
On another note...BREAKING NEWS!!!"
Russia has taken over the USDA and Trump leaked rosters to Washington Post!!!

Anonymous said...

1032 I love posters who act like they are smarter and more psychologically balanced than anyone else on the forum. Yet, they contribute absolutely nothing to any discussions except their holier than thou rhetoric. You should be the one looking inward.

For my contribution: Looks like some of the GDA have to play up a significant number of 01s on the 00/99s. Are they the better players being offered a developmental "opportunity" or weaker players filling the roster?

Anonymous said...

@10:53

Your second point is interesting as I've not heard about GDAs doing this.
Which GDA is playing 01s up?
Only thing I have heard is that some older rosters are slim bc many girls are opting for school ball their senior year but some clubs are allowing school ball and then joining DA after season...

Anonymous said...

YST has a College Soccer board

"We're trying out a new page devoted to collegiate play.

For now, we'll keep men / women on the same page. If the page becomes popular, we'll break it into two segments.

This discussion can be related to getting in, getting play time, scholarships, program reviews, questions and comments."

Why all this talk on this age's board? this board is for best girls soccer clubs, girls soccer academies pa, manhattan soccer, new york city youth soccer, nj youth soccer blog, u16 girls soccer teams, u16G girls soccer, youth soccer talk.

Anonymous said...

PF GDA has a number of 01's on the 00/99 team. They didn't get selected to the 01/02 and were moved to the 99/00 team to fill out the roster.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Guess they are trying to hold those bubble 01s in the club in case they need them next year to round out the oldest age group.If most of the 00s are juniors now they won't have a full team unless they keep some of these to fill in next year. Seems to go against the USSF mandate to play the best kids up, but maybe allowed for growing pain year or two.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of gda rosters
our club has not released the roster yet, anyone else in this boat?

Anonymous said...

Do the kids know who made it?

Anonymous said...

I think most know by now if they made it.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. If you haven't heard from the GDA coach by now then unfortunately I don't think your daughter made it. There may be some late adds but i believe most GDA girls have been informed.

Anonymous said...

To the person who is posting the comparison of PF vs PDA records, you must know this is misleading at best right? There is little relevance for the games that aren't league play since it's not apples to apples. They do not play the same teams in showcases (albeit possible I guess). League play is the same teams so therefore relevant but not even then until they have played all of their games. Comparing common opposition is fine. I am not taking anything away from PF. I like CS and I am a fan of the club. I am also not defending PDA in anyway. I'm just saying that outside of comparing results for common opponents there is little relevance.

Anonymous said...

2:51 - so true. The only records that matter to ECNL teams are ECNL league. The outside showcases are just that; showcases; all kids play and not all kids attend if already committed.

Anonymous said...

12:15 - a number? I saw 2 and my understanding, they are pretty darn good. Some older kids are opting into pre-academy to play school ball, too. Their GDA is pretty solid as are the pre-academy spots. I understand that once a spot opens up on GDA, it can be filled immediately. It works if some kids are leaving early for college spring ball.

Anonymous said...

Chiming in I also heard that another possible YNT kid may move up too. Friend's daughter on that team as we were thinking about it as we were unable to make try-outs. But, apparently it is loaded.

Anonymous said...

3:22 Penn Fusion is just a deeper team which makes them a better team.
PDA can not win outside of it's league games that has to say something no?

Just for the record FC Stars and McLean best ECNL teams in Region1 with BBA 3rd. This ECNL division will be very weak next season with FC Stars, BBA, PDA, WC, Albertson and East Meadow fielding weaker teams in CT Oakwood got stronger and CFC and FSA not that strong. The time has come for FC Bucks and CFC Delco to dominate this age group as their A teams will be playing B teams.

USYS NL very much on par with the new ECNL.

PS. The other teams at these showcases also play their entire team they just don't have a roster of 24 to not dress players.

How good is a club if you can't mix and match their 1st team roster. I read ECNL league is for keeps so they win but other showcase tournaments are players from the 1st team roster that can't win the weaker ones that don't dress for league games or rotate.

GP
9 Division 8(w) 2(t) 1(l)
12 Non-Division 2(w) 5(t) 5(l)




Anonymous said...

Going to chime in here since the last post made me laugh. Penn fusion is NOT better than PDA. The problem with Penn fusion is there are too many girls who have the "I'll do it myself" mentality therefore you don't see a lot of quality teamwork. They also lack a good game day coach.

Anonymous said...

Huh? Maybe you aren't understanding some 1st team players don't even attend. It gives others more playing time and playing time in other positions. I'm not a fan of just throwing kids into positions they don't necessarily play or practice for showcases, but that is how it's done with some. I'm not saying all, but I know of some.

Anonymous said...

6:36 - and that's because you say so, right? So, it must be true. And, not directing this at PDA or PF. They are both very good clubs.
Directing at the poster making comments about playing and coaching. Maybe it's this person's kid that plays that way. There's no "I" in team, but there is a "me".

Anonymous said...

@5:33

Uh no. That's my point. I went through the games and PF's wins outside of league were lower ranked teams generally. PDA tied Concorde Fire and Stars of MA and lost to solar Chelsea. All top 10 teams. Their only gaffe as far as I can see is a 2-0 to marchfit (not trying to insult anyone but I think they probably should have beat them). PF's only top 10 game was So Cal Blues; every team can have a bad day. In league play against common opponents PDA is 6-0-2 and PF is 5-2-1. PDA has a much higher GF/GA differential. So very similar teams with the edge going to PDA. i don't think I'm making a big leap with this concept. Is PF deeper, maybe. That I can't comment on. It when looking at records and comparing relevant games I'd have to give the edge to PDA.

Anonymous said...

Ok so I botched that. PDA played six games out of league against slammers West Coast Orlando city Concorde fire FC Virginia and solar Chelsea. Four teams out of the six are ranked in the top 10 with a goal differential of -2 Penn fusion played one top 10 team goal differential -9

Anonymous said...

My goodness. You spent an awful lot of time on that. In the future, if interested (and I mean BIG IF), fellow bloggers, please go to the standings.

Meanwhile, not sure this is true but saw on U17 blog (as it was the U16/U17 blog until recently) that there may be an NCAA college coach prohibition to attend tourneys the end of December through sometime in January (i.e., Stanford, NPL showcase, Disney). Does anyone have any info on this? This may be a rumor. In the event it isn't, though...

Why have showcase tourneys without college coaches in attendance? Need to get some confirmation so we don't have to pay for these tourneys in our budgets for upcoming 2017-18 yr.

Anonymous said...

Heard the rumor mill about this also.
If this happens, I'd think those showcases would change their dates to allow coaches on site. Not a showcase if no coaches there.

Anonymous said...

A college coach mentioned that this change was in the works to us while on an unofficial visit. So its definitely being discussed.

Anonymous said...

Our club mentioned the change to us. They said ECNL will change the date of their Florida showcase to early December if/when the change is implemented but that Disney may not be able to change the dates of their tourney because their facilities are fully booked so far that they have no flexibility.

Anonymous said...

Think the ECNL will go head to head with the DA tournament? The date they pick will pretty much reveal their hand on where they think the league will rate when compared to the DA. If they really believe the ECNL will remain relevant they will go head to head.

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