The Wildcats probably made it farther than your team so I would just be quiet.
6:21 So I take it you are a Nike guy, your wife left you and you are bald?
I saw that IGFA lost a JAGS game to a team from Manalapan - what happened, did IGFA not bring all their players?Just curious - I know the Manalapan team is ok, but was surprised by the score (2-0).
IGFA did not play the game...so Manalapan was awarded the win. The JAGS games are for their "B" team players to play. You will not see "a" team players in those games.
Must make those girls feel just great.
Slick you are no massimo,you can dye your hair like him,but not even close,you are pathetic getting up each morning to jump on this blog....time to make the donuts. ..
Really confused. I have no idea who "Slick" is. Sometimes he is the GFA coach...sometimes he is a GFA parent that dyes his hair. Sometimes he's making donuts. Sometimes he's giving it to your wife good and hard. Sometimes your mother. I do not who this guy or guys is...but man you spend way to much time thinking about him or them.
Current U15s with a good number of capable '01s, thus playing U16 next year with much of their team intactI know of a couple. Any opinions?
Slick is ex gfa dad daughter gone not happy with his life.
This IGFA/Slick things is so dated! IGFA parent that constantly calls him out has a daughter riding the bench. Yeah your daughter is on the team but she doesn't play. And she's an 01, guess what team she'll be playing with next year, not the 00s I can promise you that. Slick is still upset that his daughter was on the number 1 team but now plays on a crap team so he's bitter. IGFA dad who bows his head any time he's confronted should really stop posting things calling out Slick!
Just tell all of us who id Slick?
Slick is your wife when I put one in her pink and 2 in her stink stay off the blog you little queens talking about what guys are wearing hair dye enough already be men when u see someone u don't like say it u little bitches.seems like gfa is always involved
COPA COPA COPA!!!!!!!!!
2:25 this post needs to be deleted. how can you write something like that. let your daughter or your wife read that.
Gfa sold out the 2001 kids,they need a team at u16 (and it looks like a real bad one)or they cant play in a real league, have to field a team at each age or back to jags for them
4:49 what amazes me is you can go on her with such inaccurate information and state it as if it is fact. Worry about your own team/club/daughter. I am not sure what your obsession is with this club but move past it would you?
All these teams are done next year. They will not be able to compete with the upper tier '00's . IGFA will just go away.. Or Massimo will just merge with another program again. Enjoy it while it lasts because it won't be for long
Got soccer is a joke, Manalapan 2600 points for 1st place in JAGS league. I am going back to MOSA
You can make all the predictions you want about teams playing up but if any of these girls can't shift up by 8 months well then we all have bigger problems as they will be playing with players 2,3,4 years older in college. If I had a 2019 01 that would be playing up I would welcome it as it would get her that much more prepared for the next step which is college.These girls are full grown or very close to it.This is not u10 where an 8 month shift would have an impact. If you think it will really make a difference then you need to wake up. The Fall U17 teams will have lost all of their 99s so no one knows what any of those teams will look like.
HBC Impact is scamming got soccer 2 teams same roster.....play lower level as a new team and gather all points by beating good level teams then merge accounts.....I don't think they need to do that.
7:35 we are enjoying it very much . Thank you for your concerned . You are so miserable in your comments all the time that it looks like you stop enjoying it with your team's daughter long time agoBeing constantly angry , negative against somebody usually is a sign of a very unhappy life. Get some help
8:31am - don't laugh, last year's 5th place MOSA Nat 1 team is currently 3rd in JAGS!JAGS not what it used to be...
8:32As long as your team is not playing ecnl teams like PDA gunners or worldclass 2000''s. your team will do just fine. Win some lose some. You will be competitive
Whoever wrote that about the fall and the 99s doesn't know what they are talking about. The fall will see a drop in the 98s but it doesn't make a difference as 98/99 will be playing in the same age bracket in almost every tournament and league. The following year will be the 99/00 and then 00/01 and so on. This idea that the 01s who are staying in the age bracket are at an advantage is only half true. The 01s will be the weakest age group going forward with most of the top tier teams either breaking up or playing up. When those 01s are juniors in HS they will be in for a surprise because their 00 peers will have been playing with the older kids giving them the advantage in terms of speed of play and physicality of the game. I never thought this age group was all that with only a very small handful of teams that stand out like IGFA, Stallions, PDA Splash, Barons, and STA. Other than those teams, the rest are just very decent. Good luck next year 01s!
What about Freehold kids
Freehold is playing U17 next year and merging with Jackson. R.J. will still be coaching the team.
That sounds like a very good plan. Good for them.
Who cares about Freehold. They are not relevant, parents are the worst ever on sidelines. Jackson would be crazy to merge with them.
11:26The '01s will be in high school this September, many playing varsity - and quite a few running circles around a good number of '00sCheers
Most 01s are already in HS like my daughter and all of her teammates! She made varsity but only a small handful of her teammates did while the rest all made JV. If your kid goes to Scotch Plains HS or Bridgewater HS, chances are your 8th grader soon to be freshman will be playing JV. Some will even end up on the Freshman squad! Good luck! Besides HS soccer sucks balls anyway!
Congratulations on your daughter's successStay humble.
SP and Bridgewater 2 powerhouses in HS soccer...lol....I bet all the top coaches are there to scoop up the top girls in the state....HS soccer means nothing,just for the girls to get the V jacket and play with their friends...be real dude...
11:26 I like your post - but why only NJ teams are there no good teams outside of NJ? These teams you mentioned all player regional if they are any goodfrom NPL leagues to ECNL where they advance to nationals others do the USYSA approach win your states NCS and go to region1 event with a chance to go to nationals or play RCL for the same chance the best teams will then go to play national league that are not ECNL/NPL.I IGFA was smart to enter RCL even as D2. Because they played RCL they can apply for an open spot in the national league. I think only teams that played in USYSA regional leagues can do that. Which brings me to EDP a good league with some bad structure. Their top division should be the best teams NPL or not none of this north/central/south BS straight up pro/rel with their best NPL team from top division going to the finals.
Every so often somebody brings up high school soccer! Clearly the last person to post something about it has a daughter in 8th grade. Yes your kid will run circles around a lot of the 00s, 99s, and even some 98s but high school soccer sucks. And yes Scotch Plains is a powerhouse or they wouldn't be nationally ranked. But like that other post said, high school soccer is god awful. Many an 8th grade parent said the same thing about what it is going to be like once their kid enters high school but let me break it down for you. Depending what school you go to, how many seniors will be on the team, and whether or not you have a math teacher as a coach, your kid will most likely hate it.
HS depends on size of school. You can go to a small school and not have enough good players to field a good team or you can go to a large school and actually have a very good team. It all depends, and it is not by any means comparable. Because Susie plays varsity as a Freshman at one school means Zip when comparing to any other school. There are too many variables.
Please keep HS soccer off the blog ... It's like talking about MNJYSa or MOSA... Might as well talk about seaside blast tournamnet
Hey psa coach can you make me a pair of skis.
By the looks of it more skiers should coach soccer
But our HS is Nationally ranked....just like Got Soccer points mean something.
You have to hate it when your kid's HS team is ranked higher than her club team!
Youth soccer blog means you can talk youth soccer, all types. So many parents think their kids are good because they do so well against poor and mid level teams. Step up to the elite teams and you are now a step slower, decisions are now a second too late. Know what you really are.
My son was lucky enough to committ at the end of the summer of his Jr year, with high expectations for his senior year of HS all his college coach said was "Don't get hurt!" College coaches dont give two shakes about HS, Basking Ridge girls dont get D1 offers because they just won states, they get them because they just won the Nationals as part of PDA.
Wrong again. You would be surprised as to the amount of attention and exposure you get from college coaches as you progress through the state HS tournaments. Many coaches, local of course, do go and it starts a dialogue.
How can I be wrong if that is not only my opinion but also my experience. College coaches worth their salt for any reasonable program realizes there are too many factors in hight school soccer for a player to show or not show well.If a college coach is coming to your HS game, you have probably already been seen at a club tourney or one of their ID camps. There are no great soccer players in HS that dont play club.No college coach for as busy as they are with recruiting duties and people sending them videos, emails, etc., is going to a HS game to cold call a kid and start a dialogue.
Princeton keep your idiot doc off the site everyone knows he hates high school Massimo go get your shine box and net my 3 daughters prom dresses
You are wrong.
You daughter can be the best player on any time; ENCL, NPL; but if she doesn't have the grades and the GPA it means diddly.......so all you parents out listen well - there they have to be as strong academically as they are athletically...it's that simple.
Soooooooooooooo true. Believe me.
geez you need grades too?thanks for that Captain Obvious.
To 3:36 Post: Typically, I find the most sarcastic parents are the ones who boast about how great their kids are......why don't you take your sarcasm and put it to good use.....like using your brains to form an adult response instead of wise ass comments
Not always, 1:29Of course it helps
So how many of the freehold kids are joining Jackson. I have heard that 4 current starters have joined new teams for next year.
Don't you mean Jackson joining Freehold, they are going to pull a Wildcats and go for Freehold's Got Soccer points. It would be silly for Freehold to go to Jackson plus does anyone really want to be associated with Jackson? Look at the long line of failures in that town and age group. Best players in town left years ago. Should be funny to see the Jackson coach become RJ's bi#$h!!
Blog's administrator hope you had a good weekend. Some cleaning to do from last week
Freejackson will be just fine.
"Best players in town left years ago" don't make me laugh! Jackson has some good players.
Is the 6-1 score right for the Wildcats vs Berna game? What happened? Usually Wildcats are very strong.
Princeton has some openings, players jumping ship
hello 12:59 we miss you..not lol.
GFA lost one fringe starter. Replaced her with a better player from another team already. Some bench players may leave due to lack of playing time and the other new girls that are coming in...but that happens everywhere.
Looks like this blog has become a dialog between one guy who hates GFA and the other who is its defender as well as its inside knowledge GFA expert. In both cases, these guys look like bunch of bored people with subjective opinions.
Wait for the nasty reply now lol . Two idiots
just one idiot taking to himself,gets upset if you talk about soccer and not his team
Of COOOOOOOURSE the new player is better than the one that left, GFABe a little nicer - dont kick people on their way out
We at PDA are so excited for our new player.First off it is a player and parents right to switch, change is good in life . Ihave to say all your girls at gfa that try out with us are solid only hope the others follow, cheers coach.
it's not only about the last player that left GFA and came to PDA. Look at the history: 3 former GFA players are in PDA, 1 in Match Fit, 1 in World Class, and one in Stallions, and others. But you can see the pattern - left GFA to go (mostly) to ECNL teams.
many spots still open at pda,we lost a lot of girls all 2000s,come on over
No you didn't the 00 PDA team will be the best in the ECNL next year. Most of the Gunners midfielders and forwards are 00. Fill in with 00 from u15 and national championship in sight.
Stay off blog doc of psa stop spreading rumors about pda haters are gonna hate seeing ya this weekend oh that's right your not in ecnl bracket .
GFA is doomed. LOL!! Last year about this time wasn't the rhetoric the same? LOL!! Since you were wrong last year when they lost 5 players, that by your admission...were good players...do you think the loss of one good player is going to hurt them this time around?? You cant have it both ways...either they stink...or they don't. Make up your mind!!!
The head of GFA was seen at the FC Copa offices last week. Could a merger be in the works?
Gfa is over its psa now team is strong.The problem is the doc he's a egotistical ass,nobody like'some him.He over trains team and can't run a session psa will see this soon and has no idea how to play or cultivate a girl player that's why we all left.
what the heck did I just read?
12:22 The only ego involved here is yours probably because coach didn't beg you to stay. Can't run a session meaning he didn't listen to your suggestions? As far as cultivating players, of the 5 that left all made it onto ECNL? If ECNL is so elite and these girls made it, then they must have been taught something in the years prior, no? If he can't develop players how are they just as strong, actually stronger after losing those 5? The real question here is why do you still care so much?? There is plenty that can be said about all of these coaches. I guess when people leave those teams they aren't still thinking about it a year later. Why would you?!
My Dad can put you down, better then your Dad can put me down! So there.
For a year ive been saying that there is a lot more to being a top team than just winning. GFA's coach has been consumed with winning at all costs when he should have been more concerned with style of play and helping the girls with the college process. It is getting late for the 00 girls as many of the top 00 players have been committing to top teams over the last few months and many more are in deep discussions now. As for 01's some have committed already, a number are in discussions with many schools. My point is that this should be a priority over wins right now and that is a good reason they are seeing girls leaving. When the music stops I hope your child has a seat.
9:16 If you have any knowledge of the recruiting process it is not by birth year but by graduation year. So if you want to have a meaningful discussion let's talk graduation year. Do you have inside knowledge of where the GFA girls are in the process? If you are no longer on that team, how would you? Can we have a meaningful discussion on here???
The all knowing swammy says my gfa predictions . He the great doc ,won<t sub. He the great doc will yell profanity and disparaging comments to certain girls.If he loses he will blame pda for his competiton, Also I applaud other gfa comment all your other teams are horrible, you checked out on them and the whole club years ago .Its truly sad people buy into your scam.I left years ago and still cant stand you like 90 percent of the parents invoved with you.
Thank you for your last post. Got it now. You have him mixed up with another coach.....
10:29...Can you please repeat that in English? The probably are happy you are gone as well.
Wow did STA drop in ranking!
How come gfa playing ecnl teams at pda tournament, if not playing in ecnl bracket?
one guess - they are better than almost all ecnl teams
Thanks coach,anybody know the real answer?
The likely answer is they were placed where pda feels they belong .This will start a firestorm on here but I would think that is the answer.
Why don't we talk about the ecnl teams. They are the only ones that matter after all.
we will see, after we beat two of your top ecnl teams this weekend.
Troll troll troll
Did Holmdel NJX break up? I don't see them listed on got soccer
PDA is an ECNL event, but ECNL teams that are done with their regular season schedule attend just like any other tournament. Then PDA accepts high-level non-ECNL teams to round out their divisions. So that's why you have the mixing.
Thanks wildcat dad for pointing out Holmdel has dropped in the rankings to 36th.
4:02 GFA is 1-4 in their last 5 games against top quality teams. Seems like a joke that you want to brag how good you are with that record. I would expect gfa to beat Penn Fusion and play close with Cup and Bethesda. If they don't then you are what your record will say you are.
To the usual guy: please please leave us alone: we are not worth your time.we are bad, bad coach , bad program , bad color of our jersey, bad hair styles . Do NOT COME here.Stay away.Here some suggestion in our state:Want to have a coach that is gentle and soft spoken: go to Stallions the DOC/ coach is a peach. Always encouraging the players and help them with their self esteem.Want to deal with people that are straight , transparent and honest? Go to Match fit or wildcats: their Doc are true gentlemen , very consistent in their promises and programs are top notchWant to bust up your ego and look at everybody from the top ? PDA . Every girl in the state that plays for PDA has scholarship and national team guaranteed.Overall if you are looking for style of playing that college coaches are looking for ( yes of course I know , like my friend here, exactly what the college coaches are looking for and I know first hand all the girls in the state status of commits in every college)any team in New Jersey is fantastic: sta / crush/ stallions/ Holmdel/ wildcats / freehold/the great NJelite . I saw them all playing and I can tell you how shocked I was from their style of playing, simply fantastic. Saw college coaches going to their training to take notes and learn .I hope I helped you in your decision. In any case I wish you all good luck and I think as long as you stay away from Igfa that mostly everywhere you will be fine , last advise if you happen to cross the Metuchen area please make sure that all your vaccines are up to date , do not want you to get contaminated or attack by any virus that might be lethal.Now hopefully my friend you can move to another subject at least for a couple of days. Come back Saturday night when we lose the game or Sunday or Monday so you can say how this team sucks .we know you will and you will wait anxiously for that . But until then please try to see if you have something else in your life .
8:11 We all know this person/couple of people are the ones with the issue. Anyone who took the time to look up your record against top teams and keeps track of where the players who have left your team are now has serious issues. We would all like him to go away. But lets not take the bait. I am sure it's difficult. He goes pretty low. Ignore him and let's talk soccer.
Holmdel and Rush tied 1-1 at Rush?!?!?Guess that early season "success" was a mirage. When is Rush going to wake up and fire that poor excuse of a coach? Actually that whole team should be disbanded, the behavior from the parents on the sideline coupled with the coach's thug ball style of play has completely turned that team into a joke. It's hard to blame the players for their style of play and foul mouths when then that's all they see and hear week in a week out from mommy, daddy and coach. They were once a well respected team back when the original coach was in place. Too bad the bad apple parents drove her out.
This is FASLE.- PDA is an ECNL event, but ECNL teams that are done with their regular season schedule attend just like any other tournament. Then PDA accepts high-level non-ECNL teams to round out their divisions. So that's why you have the mixing.- This is FASLE.There is an ECNL National event and the PDA Showcase. The ECNL event is only ECNL teams. The Showcase is open for all teams that get in to the event. ECNL teams playing in the Showcase group are there because they have already played in two required ECNL National events and cannot play in the ECNL event.
May 26, 2016 at 8:38 AMI am not the one on here bragging about how good my daughters team is, you and your daughters coach are. It doesn't take much research to find out that the team has not played well against top competition this year. Penn Fusion is not a top team you are expected to beat them, Cup and Bethesda are top teams and you have the opportunity to prove something or come out of PDA 1-6 against top teams. Good luck
For the 2001 parentsTop 10 Region1 U15 non-ECNL teams (excluding NEFC who will be ECNL next season) along with their U14 team's score using Youth Soccer rankings also did the samething for the top 14 teams along with their U15 teamsNo over lap so U16 next season should be wide open.AS I am sure many teams just outside the top 10 will move.Will do 11-20 next later today.PS. Of course if any of the current U15 teams move up to U17they will fall off this list 100%70.36 OAKWOOD SC (CT)69.81 BRADDOCK ROAD YOUTH CLUB YC ELITE (VA)69.55 GREATER BINGHAMTON UNITED FC (NYW)69.39 ISA NPL (NYE)69.12 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NORTH NPL (NJ)69.10 CENTURY UNITED FC V GOLD (PAW)69.03 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SOUTH NPL (NJ)68.97 SOUTH SHORE SELECT ACADEMY ELITE (MA)68.74 NJ WILDCATS NPL (NJ)68.47 ARLINGTON SA COMETS RED (VA)68.04 INTERNATIONAL SA HBC (NYE)68.02 NORTHERN VA SC (VA)67.80 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED (PAE)67.64 PENN LEGACY FC BLACK (PAE)67.57 UNITED FC 1776 XTREME (PAE)67.32 CHANTILLY SC YOUTH ASSOCIATION (VA)67.13 PRINCETON SA IGFA NPL (NJ)66.68 EMPIRE UNITED SA ROCHESTER (NYW)35.32 PREMIER SC STRIKERS (MD)
10:24 Now you are pissing me off so I am taking the bait. My daughter works her ass off, has developed beyond what we thought she could, loves her team and her coach. I have never and will never come on here to say how great we are. But you are just a piece of shit that you wish failure on girls who work so hard. We go wherever we can to play the best teams. we never shy away from competition. These girls have been taught to welcome that challenge. If I were like you I could point out that maybe the level of competition they have faced in years past did not prepare them for the teams that they have lost to. But I do not throw shit at other kids and believe that there are some very strong players and teams in NJ. I applaud their success. Grow the f*#@ up and have some respect for this team and what the players and the coach have achieved.
maybe you should direct your anger at the coach and other parents on your team that do live on here and love to brag!
Listen we don't know who is posting. Maybe a gfa parent maybe not. what we do know is you attack a team of 14 and 15 year old girls who do not brag.You have an obsession with this team that is just weird. If you are gone, shut the door and move forward. I am sure your daughter is a good player and has found a club where you and she are happy. Stallions is a good team right? I have absolutely no idea who they have played, which games they have won and which games they have lost. Why do you care to even know those details about another team?
"Posted by TALKING YOUTH SOCCER in at 2:32 PM Labels: best girls soccer clubs, girls soccer academies pa, manhattan soccer, new york city youth soccer, nj youth soccer blog, u15 girls soccer teams, u15G girls soccer, youth soccer talk"I'm going to stick up for the posters that come across as bragging. One of the labels of this board is "BEST GIRLS CLUBS". Why is bragging if someone posts the best NJ non-ecnl team is36.36 PRINCETON SA IGFA NPL [#23 nationally by YouthSoccer Rankings]21291 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FREEDOM NPL [#5 nationally by GotSoccer]Why is bad? these are facts? Are they this good, well isn't that what this board is about, to discuss?Why ECNL at the of the pyramid? The fact is that it has been -no matter what a non-encl person thought, just like the GDA will beat the top of the pyramid no matter what ECNL thinks and they can say they are all about college all they want just like every non-ecnl team can say.1. GDA2. ECNL and USYSA National League3. ERL & NPL
Npl crossover results? Anybody know?
PDA SPASH24 players on roster per ECNL29 games played plus ECNL Playoffs and Finals if they qualify3 (games) ECNL Showcase SanDiego3 (games) ECNL Showcase NewJersey3 (games) CASL4 (games) Jefferson Cup16 games ECNL Conference play-------------------------------PRINCETON SA IGFA 00-01 NPL22 players on roster per GS42 games played plus Regional/NationalCup and USYSA National Championship games if they qualify3 (games) New Jersey NCS Champion - qualified for West Virginia Region1 Championships3 (games) New jersey Cup Champion - qualified for National Cup Aurora Colorado4 (games) Disney3 (games) CASL4 (games) Eclipse,3 games Jefferson, 4 (games) NEWSSPlayed league games11 (games) NYCSL NPL6 (games) Region1 Champions League1 (game) JAGSGo ahead call me slick IGFA lady or whatever you want, I don't understand why people kill this team?They can brag they have earned it and have every right to compare themselves to PDA Splash!!A 22 player roster playing 42+ games with good results. Where PDA Splash has a roster of 24 and have played only 29 games but somehow they get a bye?Why is this? IGFA a much better option to showcase your skills for college coaches this year.Come on kill me for posting facts no opinion in this post.If Idid the same thing for NJ Stallions I would see a similar scenario a much better option to showcase your skills.But allI read are posts killing these two teams - who benefits from this IGFA/NJStallions?
When you play ECNL you don't have to play as many games. Less is more. Better for the girls.When you get college coaches coming to your league games and national events there is no need to play 45 plus games. Crazy! Home and away games, so many college coaches.ECNL is the best option in the USA for girls soccer. Nothing comes close. When GDA takes place, you will see the ECNL clubs get the offers.IGFA plays at a lower level.
If they play at a lower level and they play too many games, why is it that when one of the GFA girls leaves to go to PDA...they always take a spot from someone already on the team. Something GFA is doing is working. No? Or you are just a useless putz that never played a sport in your life...so you live off your daughters success. You were the guy getting bullied at school weren't you? Some of your inadequacies have molded you into a bully of 15 year old girls. You should be proud of yourself. Your daughter is I'm sure. #LOSER
So let me get this straight 24 girls and team played 29 games and this is better for who exactly? The core players for sure - how many 8? 11? 15? how about 16-24 what if they have a bad game? How many girls play in the playoffs 15? really good for those other 9, right? But what do you care about the bottom feeders of a roster when it's good for you right? Know let's talk about IGFA playing lower level.Disney Showcase yeah this is a crap event your right no one goes to this one. Wait what flight was this team in again? F1.Jefferson Cup same flight as Spalsh yup another low level event, right?Okay CASL wait they were in a higher flight than PDA ,how is this possible yup another low level event.Wasn't Eclipse a top event when PDA went now tit must be low level, wow these events really stink so many low level games.NPL Finals stink - be careful with this one as you need it be important for your B and C teams.National Cup yeah I give you this one a pay to play tournament.Region1 Championships - right again no exposure here how about the national league and the USYSA national Championships low level right?But enough of that - because if i keep going you'll call me slick and IGFA lady.But please answer me this question and be honest who is ECNL good for if you take out the top third of every team's roster? All the other girls rotate and they rotate because they have a lot of up and down games. Be real straight up no selling.PS. You do know IGFA was in the sane flight as PDA Spash a few times so does that mean PDA Splash is nobody?
This has to be the most ridiculous blog ever to exist on the web. Bragging about youth soccer.....really?!?! Your friends must hate you at BBQs with all your talk of how great your daughter's team is, and how awesome the coach is, or how your daughter plays in the highest level in YOUTH soccer. I don't know who the administrator is or was but they should just pull this site down.
Back to normal discussion...I was at a college ID camp this weekend at Princeton. One question was asked:" What strategy should be used to be noticed by a college coach?" The question was targeted for a short or a long distance school. Answer was simple: Clinics or camps at a college campus. Showcases are secondary. Nobody looks at videos (surprising to me). It was interesting to hear coaches from div 1-3 and even Princeton Ive league coach - clinics. Pick the school you like and target the coach. Go to their practices, clinics, camps, and you will be noticed. Also, academics. If you are a good player but you are too expensive for the coach since your academics are too low, your chances are smaller. If the coach has a decent player and has good academics, he/she can use academic scholarship from this player to subsidize other players. In other words, a great player with so so academics is maybe (and mostly) worse option for a college coach compare to a good player with good academics. Obviously, PDA players have another advantage - the brand and credibility. ECNL showcases are definitely great opportunities for players who play ECNL. But for others, there are many opportunities. Just work hard, study, and go to clinics/camps. You will have a great chance...
Fine but if coaches are personally profiting from clinics at the campus, they have a lot of incentives to tell you that.
May 26, 2016 at 5:17 PMHow many GFA girls have committed to colleges so far? Bethesda, FC Stars, Cup gold, HBC and PDA each have between 2 and 5 so far and others ready to commit over the next few months. I would have to assume that since you play in the same events, you have just as many girls committed to schools already.
absolutely . we do.so what now?
9:45 no reason who cares besides the parents of those kids and club that can market them.Are we talking about about IGFA playing lesser comp than PDA Splash? or is that an assumption since they are not ECNL - which I can validate for you one way or another. But we have gone from PDA with a roster of 24 playing 29 vs IGFA and a roster off 22 playing 42 games both with games still to be played to how many players have commitments? really?A poster said IFGA played lesser teams - I have already shot holes through that theory since they played at the same events basically minus a few and were even in the same flight a couple of times.In NJ IGFA and PDA Splash have to be considered the best two teams ECNL and Non-ECNL with NJ Stallions very much in the conversation but based on results a little behind.I am very curious how the U16 age group shapes up after the dust settles almost certain to have different teams being talked about. One thing is for sure the villains will most likely the ECNL teams because of their expanded rosters and the claim that they are best for college recruitment.My question is simple do players 12-24 have a better chance to get recruited playing minimal minutes on an ECNL team or major minutes on a Non-ECNL team?And in NJ if that team is IGFA and NJ Stallions or any other top of the table team I think the answer is not the ECNL club.
It's funny how 1-sided you are. Have you seen how much GFA subs are playing? I would rather ask: Who has a better chance - the one who sits on the bench in GFA or PDA. Actually, PDA subs play much more than GFA subs as they are better quality players.
1:01 Do you seriously have stats on the minutes that subs play on each of those teams? This may seriously be the most disturbing thing I have read on this forum
You don't get it as you are so blind. You just claimed that PDA subs don't play but GFA do. You have a short memory span. Moreover, the strong emotions make you less rational, better yet - irrational (psychology 101). I was making a rational point while you expressing your delusional and subjective point of view.
@ 9:52 pm - do you really think that a coach isn't going to choose a very good, impact level player over someone who just attended clinics? They are money makers; plain and simple. My daughter has only attended 1 and that school still has interest, but she doesn't as school did not fit her needs. Others have come to watch her at games and offers are there (very good schools/programs). The feeling is that I pay enough for ECNL. Come and watch. They do. Do you really want to play for a team that only recruits from clincs it holds? Or a school that is more rounded in its approach? I guess that is up to the player and family to figure out.
I never said subs play or don't play.I said a roster of 24 playing 29 games vs a roster of 22 playing 42 games.I couldn't tell you who plays and who doesn't.I would think player 12-22 play more in 42 games than player 12-24 do in 29 games. What's wrong with my statement? How is that one sided?
3:32 my daughter doesn't need soccer to get into her school, her grades will get her into any school and we are prepared to pay which ever school it may be. Why would she care how they pick their teams if it's the school she wants?
3:32I think the point is ECNL is unnecessary if you have the goodsThe ID camp gets you seen, pure and simpleStart attending pre freshman season if possible, then return. If you dont do 2 straight years I would think they will wonder where your mind is at.Met a family from Houston that had done 5 camps heading into the player's frosh season. All schools they could see her attending, of course
8:08 ... Agreed well said ... You don't have to play ecnl to be seen if your a well rounded football player that has good technical ability and able to read the match good vision you will be ok ... There are many girls who could play ecnl but don't my daughter team is ok it's not a PDA or IGFA ... Ability wise she could play for these teams but she doesn't i always tell her your not taking your club to college it's just you ... Your footballing sense and technical ability will get you there ... To me girls should never choose a school based upon football should be based on a major subject that she likes ... ID camps at colleges is very good way to be seen meeting coach and staff ... They will be able to see your progress from year to year they get to know you ... Also she goes to all the major showcases out there with her current team ... There are to many quality girls out there not getting playing time makes no sense really and the parents let it happen don't have them play at a club because of the status symbol your damaging your child confidence ... Remember a coach can easily spot a good player on a bad team .
IGFA IGFA IGFA WHY SO QUIET
Ok I'll bite Massimo you are great.Hey how did the rest of your teams do this weekend.Me and a bunch of your old favorite dad's just looked.Great job Dicktator Of Hoaxs we mean coach lol.You suck.
4.22 you are just the same troll here to provoke . Please go away. The other comment, you should be ashamed .
@5:30 Doc of PSA stay off the blog.
Imagine how good gfa could've done if there top girls didn't leave.
Grass is always greener K.C.? LOL.
ok so gfa wins and a bunch of dads take the time to look up younger igfa teams so they have something to rip on this guy about? Because you can't rip on them they way you had hoped. And he sucks?
GFA's best players left?? LMFAO!! Now that's funny K.C.!! Not even close!!
5:58 where did your kid play today?
PDA dominating the showcase 5:0 today!
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