msc

Thursday, October 2, 2014

U14G Youth Soccer U14 Girls Youth Soccer NY, PA, NJ

U14 Girls soccer takes no prisoners--they are well trained and fiercely competitive. Looking for stars in the making? Look no further.

This blog and its topic pages are informational designed to share opinions and ideas. It is not designed to anonymously attack individuals or make specific references to children, volunteers, coaches or other professionals.

1,562 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   1001 – 1200 of 1562   Newer›   Newest»
Anonymous said...

I get the terrible feeling that most of you do not watch soccer other than when your child is directly involved.

PLEASE just enjoy the game and stop with the chest pounding.

It's ok to love Little Sally and her team. Do you really need to be the statistician for this board? Checking the win % of the Top 25? TOO MUCH time on your hands.

DCShore

Anonymous said...

"Hay brick guy don't count your ducks to soon"

Kill yourself, and get of your jealousy already.

Anonymous said...

Bricky why so bitter spend so much time on blogger and twitter,
% wins and losses
Goals for goals against
Hear the drumming of chest,
That was then and this now
Listen closely don't have a cow
Under 500 is where you are
Need to win win win and yet son far
That's okay winter is near
Need not act so freaking queer
So quit your fussin and cut your cussing because your girls are good but you are nothing the true coach is at your side remember that while at your local dive

Anonymous said...

But we won 4 out of 9 games that makes us # 1...

Anonymous said...

Wow, you wrote a poem?! Lol! You've got it worse then we all thought. I PRAY you are a player and not a parent, because you are the biggest child here. If you're an adult, you need to be locked up before you hurt yourself or others. Lmao!

Anonymous said...

Still don't understand the Brick references? I see a post claiming a few teams including Brick could be considered the #1 team from NJ & it causes hysteria. Don't believe it's from Brick as they aren't on here saying we did this or that because they don't need to looking at their history which I'm sure they're pretty secure with where they are as a team but clearly the people that follow them so closely are not. Personal attacks clearly are out of nothing more then jealousy that people talk about them & clearly not their team. Why not mention your team so we can all dissect what your team does & see what level of success your team is having. NJ has a couple of teams that represent well with Brick being one of them so get a hobby. NY, PA, MD & VA you don't see this type of behavior from it's teams which is why NJ takes a bad rap from the rest of the Region. NJ cannot even get along which is why they don't produce a Regional powerhouse which is shame as there is a lot of talented players there. Glad I don't live in "the Garden State."

Anonymous said...

I ride the train to work everyday & read this blog & cannot believe the time people have to bash a team they know nothing about or stalk a team by looking up them on Got Soccer & follow them on a Twitter now. This is what is wrong with youth sports these days parents who ruin things for their kid & their own team by constantly embarrassing themselves every time they come on here. My team also has been mentioned & dissected really for no reason other then someone cones on here pretending to be from the team bragging just to then sit back & watch the attacks. We have to be smarter people because now we are being laughed at by the neighboring States. We here in NJ have a bunch of good teams & it doesn't matter who you want to put #1 as you can make the argument for a few teams based on this Fall season. Stallions won the State tournament, SJEB was won enough to be ranked #1 by Got Soccer & could win their EDP flight still, GFA has beaten SJEB this season at a tournament & Brick has done well this season by beating all 3 teams. You can go the route of PDA is still PDA they just play different teams & maybe if they entered would have win the States again? Relax & stop embarrassing yourselves, your child, your team & our State.

Anonymous said...

Copa COPA COPA!
Brick and GFA at NEWSS they will lose every game and get their butt kick.
Do not know why our team is not there! We do great with high level competition. Motivation is a big factor in our team.

Anonymous said...

TROLL TROLL TROLL

Anonymous said...

Thanks coach,the post's at 5:09 and5:23 priceless...
Try and get some sleep,it might clear your head

Anonymous said...

Actually I thought the post at 5:23am was a good post as it points out how crazy some parents are when it comes to their child's team but what's more disturbing is the fixation on another group of children's team. Why anyone would be so obsessed to follow another teams daily activities is beyond me. I too believe there are a couple of really good teams in NJ in this she group but I really hope that these parents that post aren't on any of them as I can see why from outside the State we look like the cast of the Jersey Shore. Good luck to the NJ teams competing in their upcoming tournaments & let's try not to hate going into the holidays, just a thought.

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

Actual Top players will be going to ecnl teams, tough decision for ecnl having to cut players from the team which been there for many years. "We been here from u9, paid $15+k plus all the travel expenses. You can't cut my daughter. I was told she a Top player and told all my friends this"; will be spoken from several parents. Does not matter what teams did until now, u15 teams will look much different with different players & rankings.

Anonymous said...

That's one of the crazy parents so good luck where they go

Anonymous said...

November 20, 8:24am.

Sorry to burst your bubble, Skip, but try this on for size. Not only do the ecnl teams allow their girls to play hs soccer, but they did so well with their hs teams that six pda ecnl players were selected to play in a national hs all star game. You can look it up. Must be all political. How's that for missing out on a great experience?

Anonymous said...

EDP Scores from Today :
Real 5-1 over NJX...What happened to NJX and why the decline?? NJX has been blown out in at least 60% of their games to date including tournaments. Not a NJ Top 10 at all. I would say more like a 15-20 ranked team now.

Any other updates from today?

Anonymous said...

PDA thinks a goalie will save them.....lol....did they take the sister too?

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

Leaving Copa is a positive change but to PDA? That would negate the move. More money, travel and roster size accpanies by less training and development. PDA is. A showcase experience for the u16-17. Joining them now would mean regression or stagnant- Static growth. No doubt they have an ECNL tag however isbit really worth? We know there are other options like STA, Stallions etc...but if you think youbwere unhappy with COPA, PDA is not far from making you relive those negative moments on the side line. Especially with large roster sizes.

Anonymous said...

Stallions 0-4 @ CASL. Long way to go the lose all 4 games. Again NJ not strong again at tournaments outside of NJ. L 1-0, L 3-0, L 1-0 & L 4-1 to finish in last place giving up 9 goals & only scoring 1.

Anonymous said...

Again another fool who misses the point.
It is a showcase for players not teams.

Anonymous said...

What players got showcased in the 2nd flight @ U-14 on the losing end of games? Hard enough to get someone to look at U-14 players in general but 2nd flight from the team that came in last, yeah they were looking at those players keep telling yourself that. Free vacation for your coach though.

Anonymous said...

Which players showcased themselves the forwards that didn't score or the defenders & keeper that got scorched for 9 goals in 4 games? No need to travel that far especially to end up in last place & winless in the 2nd flight. Should have saved the money & trip.

Anonymous said...

just have to go to long island next weekend

Anonymous said...

Stallions travel back to NJ then travel next weekend to LI? Hope they do better there.

Anonymous said...

Stallions face

IGFA

New Hyde Park

World Class

Anonymous said...


Why bash NJX?

Every team plays a bad game every so often.

Who cares?

Real is a team that is good and getting better.

Anonymous said...

I would explain it to him...but I'm not the jackass whisperer.

Anonymous said...

NJX comment seems out of the blue. They were bashed in the past because of the coaches but no one talks about them now so not sure why they are being brought up now? Real is a nice up incoming team that if they stay away from the pitfalls of the chest beaters before them they have a chance to continue to improve.

Anonymous said...

Have to love the brick guy ...he knows all....lucky is going to snow this weekend

Anonymous said...

So many random comments that don't even go together? Somebody needs to call AA & make sense when you take the time to post.

Anonymous said...

Freehold is better than real and better than lost trama in NJ. Only barons Maybe are better.

Anonymous said...

I cringe when I see a parent wearing a big black Copa jacket on a sideline. Let's face it, it's a Copa parent responsible for the majority of the crap on this blog. Putting down other teams, criticizing ecnl, ripping apart Brick's coach ( and no I'm not from Brick ) - and let's clarify- it's a Copa father atleast let's hope a mother wouldn't stoop to the level of what transpires here. No one wishes ill but you big mouth. And no one wears big jackets with obnoxious letters on it but you on the sidelines. Shut up already.

Anonymous said...

Copa or Freehold parents as they are the only ones who been to have an inferiority complex in this she group as they are always worried as how they are viewed so they have to tell everyone they are a top team because no one else believes they are.

Anonymous said...

Agreed most negative posts most likely do come from parents of either team for the reason stated. They stir it up to get people to either defend or attack other teams because of their own place in this age group. Freehold has been on the way down & now Copa is joining them as GFA & Real are on the way up. They should concentrate on their own team as the rumors are that a lot of Copa's players are looking for new homes.

Anonymous said...

freehold is number 10 in the state and still one of the top team for long time now! not going down anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

U14 is NOT a showcase age. No one cares about U14.

Anonymous said...

Clearly shows you Freehold parents all over this blog as no one else would declare Freehold a top team nor defend them with such passion. Freehold is hardly ever in top flights of tournaments & when they are they don't do well. When they have been placed in the 3rd & lower flights they still haven't won which at least Copa can say they have. Top 10 in NJ doesn't carry as much weight as you would like to think as stated before outside of the State teams only really know 3 NJ teams as they make top flights consistently & have been playing teams from outside the a Region for years with mixed results but they at least compete. This is the problem with you guys as you don't hear the #10 team from NY, PA, MD, VA or MA proclaiming we are a top team, embarrassing for NJ. Last couple of tournaments not much to show of in the way of results but you can believe what you want to believe & the rest of us will live in reality.

Anonymous said...

IGFA is the new #1 in NJ

Anonymous said...

1:35 just a troll.
IGFA will be humble and work hard everyday. lots of teams are better than them and we are fully aware of it. respect for all teams out there. now please go back and lets focus on great Freehold or Copa

Anonymous said...

COPA is better than IGFA players will come to tryout soon.
Our coach told us already that lots of players are interested in coming to COPA including IGFA ones. We have a better team just bad luck this season

Anonymous said...

Freehold is SEVENTH in their EDP division with an under .500 record and negative goal diff. That hardly makes for a team being top ten in the state. It's so embarrassing for them that they keep opening their mouths on this blog.

It's clear Freehold, Holmdel, Stronghold and PA Rush need to be dropped to second flight for the spring.

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:57...your statement is the exact opposite of the truth. 2 Copa players came to "tryout" for IGFA this week. Not taking a shot at Copa...just stating the facts.

Anonymous said...

9:32 a troll, is not true. Copa players are very compact and all focusing on the project with their own team and coach. please leave it alone. Stop

Anonymous said...

IGF how many on your team now?

Anonymous said...

GFA has large roster, girls want to play there. YES number 1 in state, the talking is done, now walking. Rest of you can go home, play under .500, try out for our team! We are here, Number 1 baby!! All Day! Rome was not built in a day, but those two coaches have completed it.

Anonymous said...

11:43 you clearly want to create problem. there is no gfa guys here you only want to create weaves.

GFA was not talking when everybody was saying that the team was not good enough t, that there were younger players, that the best player left, that they were going to fold and blah blah blah...

now still no comments , only "let's keep working" message.

11:43 go ahead and attack Brick or some other good teams there that are trying to build something good with young girls.

maybe somebody will take your bait but you should be ashamed

Anonymous said...

love GFA, they have been bashed on here. too many times, they deserve it, no matter what 12:21 is trying to start with 11:43

Anonymous said...

Gotta beat Brick, SJEB to stay on top

When will those games be?

Anonymous said...

GFA already has a win over SJEB. I know it's only one time but it was recent. Could possibly play Brick if both teams make the finals at NEWSS but have to get out of a tough bracket 1st. Just going to take it one game at a time.

Anonymous said...

3:46 best teams are brick barons and COPA and stallions
Please leave GFA out and let them work. Everybody lets go back to the important teams. Pda and match fit and their ECNL venture.

Anonymous said...

If you look on Gotsoccer at the National rankings you will see that of the 25 top teams, 4 of them don't brake the 50% win level.
And guess what?
Three of them are from New Jersey.
I know that some of you accept gotsoccer and some don't,some of you pick and choose when you want to accept the stats, like W D L, "we are #1 in the state" when clearly you are not,"we beat team X",and they beat you in the last tournament, leaving that out of your claim of beating this team and or that team.
I would say that you are Revisionist Historians.

Anonymous said...

going to gfa is like going to brick ?WHY....you can never go to NPL nationals

Anonymous said...

Got Soccer win % isn't even accurate for most teams if you just go back over their game listed you will see they don't add up to what they have listed. Got Soccer awards points to teams from tournament that other too teams don't even compete in but when you win these tournaments you move up to #1. Flawed system. Have the top 5 teams play each other a couple of times then go by those results not beating a team once do it a couple of time before you can claim you are better.
Top 5 in no order:
SJEB
Brick
PDA
Stallions
Take your pick from Copa, GFA, MF or STA.

Anonymous said...

Must be a Copa parent yet your team lost to both teams this year & have a losing record vs both teams yet you brag about what exactly?

Anonymous said...

Didn't Copa go because SJEB withdrew? They might be the most delusional parents on this blog next to Freehold. I also know of movement from there team as players are reaching out to a couple of top 5 teams after a bad season which shows you what they are all about. They bash teams that their best players are trying to go to so how is that for irony?

Anonymous said...

I wish you would bring this garbage up at the next tournament you attend.Let all the people see what you are all about.
Nothing wrong with the kids, its the parents that are a problem!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Agreed players I'm sure are not the problem joe is the D.O.C but those crazy parents! Shame for the reputation of that team & club.

Anonymous said...

Stallions top 5 really?? Make your statement on facts from the season not labels.

Anonymous said...

NJ State Champs & have beaten SJEB this season which puts them in the top 5 category. They have a much stronger case then Copa & GFA do. Hard to figure PDA because the last time they played a top NJ team was in their tournament in the Spring & they lost to SJEB. I would put them there with SJEB & Brick this season over all other NJ teams & PDA if you want to still count them as well which means top 4.

Anonymous said...

Over GFA...Stallions...we will see after Saturday. Three of those teams will have to prove themselves. Two will face off another maybe if any Naj teams make the final.

Anonymous said...

Stop the town soccer talk,We all know there are only two top teams from NJ.....

Anonymous said...

Most will be at NEWSS. The other half will state would-a should-a could-a all weekend long hyping chasing points while defending ECNL CLUBS use of these platforms are just warm ups or friendly games. I think it will be good weekend for soccer.

Anonymous said...

"IGFA is the new #1 in NJ "

Which proves beyond the shadow of a doubt why GotSoccer is a farce and can't be used to honestly guage anything. They're MAYBE top 5, certainly not #1.

Anonymous said...

"Stop the town soccer talk,We all know there are only two top teams from NJ....."

Yeah, SJEB and Brick.

Anonymous said...

And the haters are going to hate. We know got soccer is not accurate and we are top 5 and could honestly compete for #1 given the chance its just gauge. Let's see which NJ team represents NJ the best when playing outside of NJ.

Anonymous said...

Brick are upset because they have not lost recently to IGFA

Understandable

Anonymous said...

When it comes to region or national play NJ teams are really not very good.Many above average players spread about the state.
They just talk a good game and impress themselves.
And I don't think it is the kids doing the talking.

Anonymous said...

Brick get another easy draw.....
What Luck !
Looks like they will win this one.
Competition was pretty tough in Bethesda.

Anonymous said...


Bracket B
IGFA 3 NHPARK Wildcats 0

World Class 1 NJ STALLIONS 0
Bracket A

Brick 0 YANKEE UNITED 0

NJ CRUSH 0 EAST MEADOW 0

Four way tie in bracket A

Anonymous said...

Wrong:
IGFA won 3-0 vs NJ stallions
WC 1-0 over New Hyde Park

Anonymous said...

Regardless....

IGFA killing it.

Anonymous said...

Worldclass will be a good test for IGFA.

Good solid team. If they get beat down then team simply not that good. All talk -If they beat this World team then I am a believer. if Not-but its close, then they are same as everyone else.

GFA will go 1-2 this weekend and will be banished from best talk forever.- My prediction!
Take it to the Bank.

Anonymous said...

Keep hating slick...that's okay...new Hyde park with guess from HBC didn't help though...

Anonymous said...

Well, here it is for you, Brick

Make the case tomorrow vs Crush (2 ties today)

Then rock the final

Anonymous said...

"Well, here it is for you, Brick

Make the case tomorrow vs Crush (2 ties today)

Then rock the final "

Why does it matter? The same morons will still show up to troll anyway. They "rocked" the final of the EDP Cup. And? If there's one team that has nothing to prove, Brick is it.

Anonymous said...

With all the ties going on in bracket A.... and seeing how everyone is dressing formal...they might try Joseph A Bank he is having some great Black Friday sales.

Anonymous said...

Folks it's a showcase, not a tournament. The team coach's goal at a showcase is to get all players seen by the coaches on the sidelines. Winning isn't the primary goal as it is a tournament.

Anonymous said...

3:35 you are the one that should be banned from here. Slick!

Anonymous said...

World Class vs GFA= 0-0 both teams played pretty well. The game was pretty even. Both teams had good chances and it was a interesting game to watch. Lets see tomorrow on who will go to the finals. Very good bracket

Anonymous said...

Coaches on the sideline? You're kidding me, right?

Anonymous said...

GFA with a 2 goal advantage headed into tomorrow

If they win and WC also wins, GFA likely goes through.

Anonymous said...

Only showcase for u17, with focus on seniors as they need to fill their class of 2015..coaches will "just start to get familiar" with u17 junior players (quote from college coaches). Chances of even looking at lower ages very slim. So go get those all important gs points.

Anonymous said...

Opps u17+, u17 & 18..seniors

Anonymous said...

Multiple pda teams in the upper ages including ecnl, where is the showing at u14? Where is mf?

Anonymous said...

That team has been getting short changed by the club and the coach for years and now they are getting the results to show for it. I can't believe those idiot parents put up with it. Talk about drinking the koolaid. smh

Anonymous said...

Good job stallions, you are a joke of a team. Losing 6-0 and people here still talking about you in the top 5. You gave away the game to WC .

Anonymous said...

ECNL dominance

Anonymous said...

Some more semi-finalist points coming Brick's way... for not winning a game.

Anonymous said...

ECNL dominance? What about IGFA? Al haters here saying " they are going 1-2 out into the bank blah blah blah" they tie with WC won the other two games and didn't make it to the final only because stallions lost 6-0! Only way WC would make to the final was to score 6 goal in one game. It was unbelievable. 6-0 at this level , almost intentional. Good job IGFA and whoever says the contrary is just a stupid hater. Keep up with the good work.

Anonymous said...

Good job stallions lol 6-0 are you serious . Well done coach and girls wow . Not almost intentional lol . Speak your mind . Unreal has the hating gone this far .

Anonymous said...

Are you saying that Stallions tanked the game just to keep GFA from the final? That would be an all time low and, if true, the team should be banned from any tournaments in the future, coach should be fired, and as a parent I would pull my kid from the team.
Don't know if it's true but previous posts certainly imply it.
In any event, one mid-level ecnl team and one low level ecnl team in final. Good showing by GFA but in general NJ is VERY weak.

Anonymous said...

Igfa far FROM weak. How is WC mid level...hating because your horse can't compete come out of the closet or are you churning butter

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the nj teams that competed at NEWSS .

Anonymous said...

3rd place in their division. That's mid-level. Just a notch above low-level Splash. Didn't say gfa is weak, said they had a good showing. NJ is weak. Check the results. Don't be so sensitive, princess.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone explain how the hack WC went to the finals. According to the tournament rules (see the newss web site -last rule), only max 5 goals should be counted. So, WC did not have better goals differential. 6:0 should have been counted as 5:0 according the pre-defined rules? Please explain to me?

Not mentioning 2 regular goals that were called off by refs in the GFA last game against New Hyde Park (one directly from the corner)
This stniks a little bit....

Anonymous said...

See the rule 18 at Newss web site to see that SOMEBODY "helped" WC to go to the finals. It is not fair for the GFA girls who won easily their games while WC won barely with New Hyde Park on a penalty kick. Another penalty was awarded to get to the magic 6:0 which should not have counted anyway.

Anonymous said...

Ecnl? Where is Splash? Look at the Matchfit results...Continue to be blind and delusional...These clubs like it since they get their money from you,the ECNL dummies.

Anonymous said...

Newss top A bracket was a joke.

Look at the final result 12:0. I hope this is a typo. If not, the WC coach has no character-ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

NJ teams need to calm down. Your State Champions get embarrassed twice out of 3 games & GFA tied WC without their best player who showed up today & they dominated today. New Hyde Park the NY State Champs aren't a big win either as look at all the teams that have beat them this season. ECNL makes the finals. I will agree that your ECNL teams are probably not the best teams you have in NJ but they are still ECNL.

Anonymous said...

Sure it is a typo, the 12-0...

They had a typo yesterday as well

Stallions ushered World Class into the finals.

Shame on Stallions.

Great weekend, GFA

Anonymous said...

The point is that stallions lost 6-0 the only result that WC needed in order to make it to the final.
One side penalty kick for WC and the other side two regular goals from GFA that the ref denied.
One side a team like stallions that decided to give the game away without even trying to save face ( a total shameful performance) on the other side a team like New Hyde park that to the last minute they were fighting to avoid extra goals and desperately trying to score at least one goal.
That is what happened. How many games in a top bracket you see ending with a 6-0? WC is a very good team but in my opinions IGFA played at the same level and overall deserve the final.
ECNL and other stuff is not of my concern as I look at soccer

Anonymous said...

Need some more details on the late handball call in a 5-0 game

and the 2 goals disallowed for GFA

Wow.

The games being played side by side as well - adjacent fields - must have been a real circus.

Anonymous said...

WC played without theue best player but at this level one player does not make that much of a difference hence new Hyde using HBC player to compete did not make a difference 11 v11

Anonymous said...

And how can tou explain the ignored rules? Shame!!! Counting 6 goals for 6:0 was not legitimate according to the tournament rules(max 5)?

How someone explain this "mistake"?

Anonymous said...

news tournament for World was just and end the season tourney that did not mean very much.

Judging from posts, it meant everything to GFA.

This is the major difference between ecnl teams and Non ecnl teams, Gotta get those points.

Anonymous said...

Chasing points means more than chasing a status ECNL...we work hard and train ..unlike other teams that chase for the sake of ranking some chase for the honest shot of showcasing. In the end it cost less and when done honestly the girls get the exposure. So continue to pay the ECNL price tag to end up with same results. It your girls got it they will find her whether with ECNL or Gotsoccer showcase points. Don't hate because your MIA left. It could have been a we thing.

Anonymous said...

7:03 your comment shows how ignorant you are about the tournament. Stallions parents any comment about the EMBARASSING weekend? Your coach usually comes out with strong stats and history, where is now? For sure he can add to his curriculum also a 6-0 in a top flight tournament. I am sure it is a record too. Or maybe something behind the result? Heard some parent leaving the field saying at least no other Nj team makes the final... Nice

Anonymous said...

IGFA stop your whining. Bottom line if you truly deserved to make it to the final you should have beat WC. Instead you put your fate in the hands of another team...and when the results didn't go your way you cut up a bunch of 13yr old girls. Truly classless and not hard to understand why your club is bashed often on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Funny how karma works. Igfa benefited from odd tourney rules vs freehold earlier this season and they were at the field telling our coach to stop complaining to the tournament. Now they want it both ways.

Anonymous said...

IGFA

IGnorant
Football
Academy

Anonymous said...

Misunderstanding is different from breaking the rules!

Anonymous said...

No parent complaining about tourny rules. The issue is that many parents are upset. We know the rules. And it sucks. The are other underlying variables that lead to those outcomes . Those variables are not placing blame on refs, tournment rules or brackets. Factors that lead to winning and not making the finals comes from lack of experience. When inexperienced at playing high level,coaching high level and parenting at high level, emotions can get the best of all invovlved. In time with experince at these high level tournaments the group, if they stay together, will bemefit most whem it counts. Experience is a critical component and often overlooked. However as a unit we will continue to fail forward, progress and learn from all of our mistakes. The team will loose players and gain some new girls. With every loss their is a gain. What one decide to make of it depends on the will to win.
Yet they will continue to develop and improve. So while many of us chace or become tempted to chase ECNL club he remember who really cashes in on your MIA mind set. Most of our girls will grow and earn their respect on the playing field while other rely on dady's pay to play status to say hay look at me I'm ECNL and still not the next MIA.

Anonymous said...

7:58 please give us details because that is far from any truth. Nobody is whining girls did a good job and we are all happy. We just go back to work like we would have done if we were at the final. Congratulations to WC a solid good team. It was a good game the one we play last night. Now I am waiting for your freehold case 7:58

Anonymous said...

GFA played freehold once in a tournament and never were involved in any other competition together. They played them few weeks ago and won 3-1 we won the group without any rules to be checked so I do not know why you are referring me freehold parent 7:58.

Anonymous said...

Jus how many points are you trying to make in that opus Mr. Tolstoy?

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

Even if you only count 5 of 6 goals from the the stallion game (both tie with 6 overall diff. wc=1+5 & gfa=3+3); gfa you lose on the next tie breaker, goal for (7 to 6).

Showcases should not have gs points anyway, its for player to be seen and coaches to allow as much time for each player as possible.

Anonymous said...

8:38 you are a troll like many others in here. Not a GFA parent. Please stop. Brick is top team and proved over the years. Also mr troll do not mention names because they are young girls and you should stop right now with trying to provoke some reaction or additional bashing.

Anonymous said...

No parents bickering about rules. NJ has some solid teams to compete in the region. Spring and Jeff Cup willxbe here soon. Let's see who will play in the top bracket. I know who will not? And let's go back to our early season projections to see which teams progressed, regressed or stayed floundering I'm stagnant nation. Lets see which team player better over their last 20 games and look at the quality of those games too.

Anonymous said...

8:38 Yes you have some very good points..however 8:45 is right. Dont do names and also dont be mean about it...maybe Brick didnt have their day. However, yes GFA is a good team and deserve it. And some things today were weird. But what you gonna do about it

Anonymous said...

Hint: If 1 def stops your team your not playing with numbers/ passing enough in the last 3rd of the field. 1 def beats k&r tactics as the def beats the off player to the ball.

Anonymous said...

WC is better then NJ teams. They beat Brick @ Stars if MASS, beat your State Champs badly & beat your top Club PDA by 3 goals this season in ECNL play so don't get hung up on a tie when you didn't play the full team & act like you are just as good. Shows the inexperience if you think a tie tells the story of who is better or that a tie means you are just as good. Play WC 10x and if you win 1 game if be shocked! GFA beat the NJ State Champs which are not good & New Hyde Park so I guess for that team that means something? Let's see how long you last in the top flights in the next couple of seasons. NJ teams spend too much time chasing points and bashing each other to see the big picture, not all NJ teams but most.

Anonymous said...

Nobody here is banging there cheat saying that GFA is better than WC. They played and tied. It was a great game that could of went either way. GFA enters tournaments hoping to get in the top flights so they can test themselves. They are a newer team and have to prove themselves just as all of these other teams had to do at one point. To say theyvayrt chasing points is a joke. You tell me.. How else are they supposed to play in high level tournaments, in the top brackets if they don't accumulate points? IS GFA the best team out there? No, but they are a dam good team and nobody can say differently. They will keep working and playing and no matter what they do or who they beat there will always be GFA haters. Oh well!

Anonymous said...

Oh well.... at least the conversation has stepped up to, "is GFA in World Class's class?"

Anonymous said...

Best teams in Nj:
Barons
Brick
MF
Pda
Stallions
Freehold
Copa

Anonymous said...

You need to stop.

Anonymous said...

Top NJ teams based on reputation, results & history are:
SJEB
Brick
PDA
Based in results from this season you would put GFA as the next team with MF.
Stallions won the States but lost to Brick & GFA as did Copa so they are outside the top 5 for now & you cannot put Freehold anywhere near the top 5.
NJ top 10:
SJEB
Brick
PDA
GFA
MF
Stallions
Real
Copa
NJ Crush
NJ Rush or Freehold

Anonymous said...

Wow a top 10 NJ list. Again. What's the point of this list. How about the top ten coaches talk to each other and make an NJ allstar showcase team for U15 out of their top girls. O wait thats ODP . Or is that TIPS. No it must be the ECNL teams.
Clearly its none of these as good players are scatter across teams forcing the coaches to fill out thier rosters with who they can get.

The list should be for the top 10 trainers.

Anonymous said...

If you go with that premise then NJ teams without the best players playing together still can compete with other States that I guess you're saying gets all the best kids to one team then NJ coaching & training must be very good to take these players that are not very good to compete with the best from other States. NJ does have it's talent spread out as they haven't bought into the ECNL nonsense & when these teams cannot beat these teams why would they leave their current teams just to pay more money & be on a roster of 24-30?

Anonymous said...

I don't knw, i feel lost on this Blog. i am more concerned with my daughter and how she is doing in any game than whether or not our team lost to a team by a goal. Nice to have a win but if my daughters not a significant contributor then it is all for nothing.


makes all this best team stuff just silly.-because it ends in a whisper at the end of u18 .

My only concern is if my daughter wants to play college soccer, is she being given the chance to develop so that she will be good enough to play.

Let the coach worry about the team and their rankings.

Why are you parents worried so much about the team?- when some of your kids may be coming off the bench.

Anonymous said...

Shouldnt this be a quiet site by now. No one is even playing.

Anonymous said...

The troll posting top ten is a jerk. But dialogue about development is key. Some girls develop with peaks and plateaus. Some girls grown incrementally and others no matter how much effort will not be able to match the level of play that is needed to play in top brackets. When the competition is tough individual weakness are noticeable then its back to training to tweak and strengthen the errors of the game. If the adjustment can't be made within a certain time frame then its time to reevaluate the player and adjust the training or the pick a platform that is right for the player. Rec travel..etc...if the player has not made it to the top brackets by now its over and there is a slim chance that the player will make it to compete at the highest level in a showcase.

Anonymous said...

How is an under 500 season good? Brick and sjeb can beat most teams in NJ ...PDA does not even compete so how is putting a team in top three based on reputation even a factor? Yankees have a great reputation bit are they the best team because flof their history? Your variable need to include W-D-L goals for and against then you factor in other constructs like schedule etc...

Anonymous said...

WC didnt even have their best player??? They didnt give up much and they scored a ton, what position does she play?

Anonymous said...

My daughter played for a team that played both World Class and GFA this weekend at NEWSS and since I have no dog in the fight I can give you my take on both teams. World Class is a very solid team that is good 1 through 18. No noticeable drop off but nothing that makes you say WOW either. The GFA starting 11 was leaps and bounds better than the World Class starting 11. GFA also has some quality on the bench as well...but 15 through 18 is where they lack. Both teams have great keepers. GFA keeper (top notch) was the better of the two..but WC keeper was great too. Both teams are very good and were the class of the tournament. Both teams have a bright future.

Anonymous said...

WC has a player that is on the National team & GFA does not have a player close to that level. GFA is a nice team but let's not compare them to a proven Club after 1 game where WC was not at full strength. If GFA was on the other side of bracket I don't think they would have won 2 games. Stallions & New Hyde Park are not top flight teams.

Anonymous said...

you are all full of sh&T.

South Jersey needs their own blog.

Anonymous said...

World Class - stop

It belittles you to see the excuse of a weekend roster problem.

For the most part on this blog you dont see the "so and so was hurt......so and so was at volleyball...." type statements.

Thats one thing I have always appreciated here. Lets keep it that way

Anonymous said...

Hey 3:35 PM - One girl does not make a team. If she does mean that much...that does not say much about the other girls on the World Class team. Which I think is a bit unfair...but would prove my point...no?? GFA starting 11 is better than World Class in my opinion. The HBC team has a national team player that guested for New Hyde Park this weekend. How did that work out?? Point proven again!!!

Anonymous said...

4:28

opinions are like ass holes- everyone has one and most of them smell!

This blog is polluted by GFA.

I would never take my daughter to this team and I am sure most feel the same.Parents always feel they have something to prove.

Anonymous said...

Heard GFA is going to Nationals for a team called the Valkyries for the Super Y League on Thursday in Florida. Now that is interesting!

Anonymous said...

4:39...LOL!! That is all you can come up with??? My kid played against GFA you clown...not for GFA!! You truly do represent what is wrong with this blog and youth soccer. Put the mouse down and go outside and play. You probably need the exercise.

Anonymous said...

As usual the blog is wrong again...according to the WC website the national player is on the U15, not the current U14.

Anonymous said...

I remember Super Y when it was relevant about 5 yrs ago. Why bother paying all that money to go to Florida to play against clubs that are at the level of your typical mosa team?

Anonymous said...

Hey slick simply because your not going to Florida does not mean its not worth while. Why worry about what GFA is doing and worry about how MF will never be as good ...or better yet why don't you stop knocking the entities you abandoned its all about exposure. So why nj ecnl parents keep inhaling that koolaid non ecnl nj teams keep creating opportunities. See you in the spring. If MF lets you play.

Anonymous said...

So either your daughter played for the Stallions who got destroyed or New Hyde Park who needed to bring in a ringer to keep the game close so hard to take our opinion seriously. GFA was the 2nd best team in a weak bracket.

Anonymous said...

You must be really clueless if you think the WC, GFA, New Hyde Park...was a weaker bracket. Anyone who saw the level of soccer played in these two brackets would instantly recognize which one was it. I think you just did not see it because you were already driving home nicely packed.

Anonymous said...

The weaker teams were figuring out how to poach players and buy into ecnl all weekend along. It won't happen. If nj players decide to go ecnl they should head to WC, BUCKS OR FUSION other than that why play with along MOsa standout in matchfit or splash

Anonymous said...

4:39 maybe your asshole smells but again seems you are an expert so you say most of them smells I am sure you know better. Keep your bitterness and your smelly asshole to yourself. There are lots of trolls here. One week is COPA then freehold then brick now GFA. Maybe you are upset because the troll is not talking about your team so why you take your nose off some ass and start one .

Anonymous said...

"2014 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Inter…" on YouTube
2014 US Youth Soccer ODP Girls Thanksgiving Inter…: http://youtu.be/CMj_tC3T-zk

Any id is good but which do you believe is more valuable to college coaches : 1) odp national camp attendee or 2) being on an ecnl team roster?

Anonymous said...

3:07 Nice critiquing from a GFA parent pretending to be an impartial parent from an opposing team. First 11 for GFA are great but 15 through 18 suck. Way to throw half your team under the bus. "GFA goalie top notch",... would that happen to be your daughter?

LOL

Anonymous said...

CHICAGO (May 27, 2014) – U.S. Under-14 Girls’ National Team head coach April Kater has called up 48 players for the first U.S. U-14 Girls’ National Team training camp of the year. It will be the first National Team experience for this group of players, all of whom were born in 2000 or 2001. The event will run from June 1-8 in Portland, Oregon. The U-14 GNT is scheduled for two more training camps this August and November, which should both feature 36 players.

U.S. U-14 Girls’ National Team Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (5): Katherine Asman (Concorde Fire; Roswell, Ga.), Danielle Hansen (Colorado Storm; Broomfield, Colo.), Madison Murphy (FC Stars of Mass.; South Grafton, Ma.), Holland Stam (Aztec Soccer; Ipswich, Ma.), Cayla White (McLean; Arlington, Va.)

DEFENDERS (15): Kendall Bates (Dallas Texans; Melissa, Texas), Cameron Brooks (Lonestar SC; Round Rock, Texas), Isabella Cook (Chicago Magic PSG; Elmhurst, Ill.), Chai Cortez (Surf Hawaii; Wailuku, Hawaii), Madelyn Desiano (So Cal Blues; San Clemente, Calif.), Erin Hohnstein (Colorado Rush; Broomfield, Colo.), Anna Michelle Lawler (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; St. Louis, Mo.), Catiana Lychywek (Solar Chelsea Elite; Plano, Texas), Jenna Nighswonger (Slammers FC; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Ava Nkadi (San Juan Spirits; El Dorado Hills, Calif.), Hallie Pearson (Carmel United; Carmel, Ind.), Sarah Piper (Texas Rush; The Woodlands, Texas), Laveni Vaka (Bombers Elite; St. George, Utah), Mia Villegas (Davis Legacy; Sacramento, Calif.), Jillian Wachira (PDA; Plainsboro, N.J.)

MIDFIELDERS (16): Bianca Caetano-Ferrara (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Cori Dyke (Colorado Rush; Littleton, Colo.), Sierra Enge (Carlsbad United; Cardiff, Calif.), Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Tatum Ireland (Team Boca; Boca Raton, Fla.), Madison Mercado (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Samantha Neyman (FC Stars of Mass.; North Andover, Ma.), Nicole Payne (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Mackenzie Pluck (FC Bucks; North Wales, Pa.), Hailey Rydberg (Campton United; South Elgin, Ill.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Fort Collins, Colo.), Natalia Staude (Tophat SC; Marietta, Ga.), Celiana Torres (Sockers FC; Chicago, Ill.), Maddy Vergura (FC Stars of Mass.; Concord, Ma.), Summer Yates (Pac NW; Pasco, Wash.);

FORWARDS (12): Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire; Alpharetta, Ga.), Caroline Conti (Carolina Elite; Greenville, S.C.), Kyla Ferry (Scottsdale Blackhawks; Phoenix, Ariz.), Abby Greubel (Slammers FC; Santa Ana, Calif.), Venicia Juarez (Crossfire Premier; Lake Stevens, Wash.), Nikki Lee (De Anza Force; Hillsborough, Calif.), Ariana Munoz (JFC Storm; Jacksonville, Fla.), Allison Schlegel (Colorado Storm; Parker, Colo.), Skylar Smith (So Cal Blues; Coto De Caza, Calif.), Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks; Brighton, Mich.), Jordan Taylor (Ohio Premier Eagles; Wadsorth, Ohio), Mallaika Tomar (Crossfire Premier; Sammamish, Wash.)

Anonymous said...

2014 U 14 (2000) Girls Region l ODP Pool
FIRST LAST STATE FIRST
Samantha Agnew EPA Renee Meghan Ahearn CT Kayla Nilou Asdigha MA Anna Grace Barbara EPA Lauren Talani Barnett ENY Jaimie Gabriella Basa VT Brice Jillian Bowers VA Caelan Bethany Bruck MD Gianna Jenna Butler VA Cara Dominique Cummings NJ Olivia Alicia D'Aoust ENY Emma Bethany Davidheiser EPA Annelise Emma Davis NYW Annie Jenna Devine NYW Gillian Julia Dorsey MD Jessica Alexandra Filipkowski MA Sarah Marisa Fischetti ENY Joran Emily Garrick MD Holland Gina Giovinco ENY Victoria Kathrynn Gonzalez EPA Fiona Savyon Hammond VA Emma Abigail Hanks MD Catherine Melissa Hoffheins VA Idelys Catherine Hoffman MD Patricia Rachel Jackson VA Daria Emily Kavanaugh VA Taylor Taylor Kofton MA
LAST STATE
Kohler VA Lee NJ Ludkiewicz MA Mastandrea ENY McInroy EPA McInroy EPA Miller PAW Nitti NJ Norlin VA Panko NJ Pascarella NJ Peterson EPA Pyne MA Schiffer VA Schildkruat NJ Shanton VA Silkowitz VA Stam MA Tran MD Tubiana NJ Tziachris RI Vasile NYW Vazquez VA Ward VA Wendell NJ West MD
Olivia Wingate IR

Anonymous said...

I'm not a GFA parent...I'm not even from NJ you idiot. We played you earlier this year and I noticed the goalie was new and you had a couple of other girls you did not have last time we played you this fall. Guest players maybe? Just my opinion that your bench is your weakness. Since you know I'm not your goalies parent...you would not happen to be a parent of player 15 thru 18? Would you?? LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah sure, and you're not a insecure parent trying to live vicariously through your little princess. You make a lot of funny assumptions. I'm not part of any team or have a kid that's part of any team. I just like to be entertained by the comments made by parents with the inferiority complex like you. you want to do something constructive? Then put down the cupcakes and jump on a treadmill and stop trying to project own dreams on your kid.

Anonymous said...

all this time, I finally had to google what MOSA soccer was. You South jersey people need a life...your own, not living through your daughters. I have a Senior in HS and stuff she did at U14 fell off her soccer resume long ago. develop now, showcase later.

Anonymous said...

I cannot eat remember seeing a top flight team get beat 3-0 & 6-0 in a tournament before which shows you they shouldn't have been there. New Hyde has also lost big in top flights before which shows you being a State Champion doesn't mean you are a top team. One side if the bracket was competitive & the other side of NEWSS was not with 2 games 3-0 & 1 game 6-0. Be interesting to see where these teams go from here. Winning a State Championship & getting all those points to get moved up to top flights will be there undoing like other teams before them that didn't belong. GFA played a right game with WC score wise but wonder how they would have done on the other side of the bracket? Time will tell about that team too. Enjoy the offseason & we'll see how things finish up in the Spring.

Anonymous said...

PARENTS..what we could do if they would just stay home.. and off this blog!

Anonymous said...

I think most of you people are insane. There are very few people on this blog that actually make any sense. I will go on this once in a blue moon to get a good laugh and never post anything, until now. I am a GFA parent. I think we are a very good team and are getting better every day. We work extremely hard and do the best we can every time we step onto the field. Sometimes it's great and sometimes it's not. Such is life.. That's why we continue to work. We are not the best team out there but for some of you to say that we're not good is pretty pathetic. WC is a great team and our game against them was great. Both teams played well. You can all tbink what you want about us, our future, who we beat who we lost to, where we will be in the next year or so etc. None of that matters to us and it shouldn't matter to you. We will continue to work hard and get better. The proof is in the results! Redults don't lie..

Anonymous said...

I always look for redults.

Anonymous said...

For the ECNL Haters and Doubters:

ECNL ALUMS DOMINATE AWARDS IN THE POWER 5 CONFERENCES
ECNL Alums Claim 118 Conference Honors Across the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12, and Big 12

http://eliteclubsnationalleague.com/home/850008.html

Anonymous said...

Kind of expected the NHP outcome but was kind of shocked to see the stallions results. We played them in the top bracket of wags which is arguably stronger then their newws bracket and although they didn't come out on top they gave us and the eventual champs a run for our money. Looking at their history on gotsoccer they don't normally give up many goals with the exception of the 2 WC games...they seem to have their number. Maybe some extenuating circumstances contributed to their poor weekend. Many injuries? Any stallions parent care to shed some light?

Anonymous said...

So we can understand the award picture, how many awards went to non ecnl players in the same conferences?

Anonymous said...

Brick and copa went away,now we have some new tools wc and gfa

Anonymous said...

Okay ECNL dominated awards in college but does that mean that your MiA will follow to be the next dominant player to earn the award? Possibly yes...probably no. The key is to find a way to get into a college that has a major of interest. What will these awards bring...a cure for cancer, a Nobel peace prize, world renowned recognition? Propaganda is sketchy? If the schools mentioned recruit from an ecnl base then it is likely that ecnl players will earn the award? Is that the case for all conferences? Probably different from region to region. So check your sources, and authors purpose then infer.

Anonymous said...

Stallions won a state cup that was the weakest of all times . Either than that they didn't do anything this season. The best move was to get the Americans points from previous year so they could play top flights .

Anonymous said...

Why it was weak? Brick was there. Their coach thinks they are the best in NJ.

SJEB was there as well.

I think it was just easy according to you so you can use your arguments and make fun of other teams...

Anonymous said...

Ok so tell me which teams stallions played to make it to the final and win. Let's see

Anonymous said...

Stallions had to beat the ones that beat the "best". If you think you are the best, you should have won against weaker teams, according to you. But did you?

Anonymous said...

Ok so TSF and Nj rush are the best out there. Ok all good so stallions this past weekend played 3 games got 10 goal against and score only one goal. Got an incredibly EMBARASSING 6-0 and got killed by two out of three teams BUT is a top notch team ok?

Anonymous said...

And please do tell which round of the state cup your daughter's team lost in? For such a self proclaimed weak tournament would you not also label that as EMBARESSING?

Anonymous said...

English please

Anonymous said...

As opposed to?

Anonymous said...

Realize that this info about total awards domination comes directly from the ECNL web site. Would like to see the info about how many awards were presented in total and what percentages went to ECNL vs. other leagues. WOuld like to understand how the sward winner are chosen.

Anonymous said...

And what about the high level of representation on the various age group national teams?

They making that up too?

Just Soccer said...

ECNL is an idea. A format in which the most recognizable and historically successful academies (not individual teams) could showcase there players. There attraction isn't better coaching or better techniques, but the idea that your daughters could play in the "major leagues" of girls organized soccer. Because of this, parents send their daughters in flocks to try out for these teams. in turn, giving these teams a larger pool of players to select from. It also creates "some" bloated egos from the coaches, the parents, and the players. It's like belonging to an exclusive country club. You'll find some good golfers and some bad ones. In conclusion, ECNL is part propaganda, part hope, and all business.

Anonymous said...

9:42

Since you seem to have a great understanding of the big picture of American girls youth soccer, what is your proposed vision for how things should be organized and run?

Just Soccer said...

I might be wrong but I'm going to assume that you're an ECNL parent. The problem with these exclusive leagues is that they exclude. The majority of kids won't be able to compete in them. Not because of lack of talent but perhaps because lack of funds or location of the ECNL club. We always look to try and organize things better, even when those things can't possibly be organized. These are not professional players were talking about. They're just kids. Teams don't pay for them to play or pay for their travel expenses. I personally would like to see more regions than the standard 5. Maybe just 4 or 5 states in each region. Teams from those states can play each other all year with a big tournament at the end, that each state could could take turns hosting. I'm not unrealistic. I know this could never happen because a lot of people and tournaments would lose a lot of money, and none of these people would ever slaughter their cash cow on purpose.

Anonymous said...

Christ

entire chunks of disappearing prose......

Anonymous said...

Ecnl is for the haves that systemically exclude the have nots for the simple reason of not wanting their Mia loosing their spot to a more able Mia who can't afford to take her spot. It would be interesting to collect data on the demographics of ECNL players I bet the income is 100k or better...without a doubt exclusionary.

Anonymous said...

The truth is that any so-called "high level" travel soccer is exclusionary.

There are many non-ECNL clubs that are more expensive than ECNL clubs.

The real cost is in the travel.

Didn't I read that GFA is going to Florida? Who is paying for that?

What are the fees to play at Copa?

Anonymous said...

ECNL is another league to get players to where ever their next soccer destination is...maybe college. I dont know why everyone talks like the end all be all is D1 or better yet the national team. There is plenty of good quality soccer destinations besides those two.
Here's a couple of questions for you.
Can you get a job with "firm XYZ" if you went to a state university via jr college first? Of course. You work hard, keep your eye on your goal and be ambi you can. Can you get to the same job with XYZ if you went to a IVY league school? Of course, maybe things will be easier (maybe not), maybe networking will be easier(maybe not), maybe your future boss will be impressed with the name on your diploma, Ivy school will be more exclusionary due to price and location, but should we water down the Ivy's or add schools to the ivy's so its more fair and even? Probably not. Not everything is fair, nor does it have to be. All leagues are not equal, all leagues are not the same price, all leagues do not have to be by your home, and not all leagues play will have similarly talented girls. Just because they are not does not mean its just a money grab or a sham or hoax. It's just not for you, that's fine. If you want everything to be equal, lets all play rec, everyone plays all positions at some point in the game and we can get our participation medal after every game. Sound good?

Anonymous said...

Good arguement however when you talk about IVY all kids have equal acess. School, books etc...equal playing field. Ecnl is not providing equal playing field. They exclude. Schools reach into every area of a neighborhood to provide an equal chance. So your comparison does nor fit. Sounds ligit but it not equal which acceptable for ECNL because they could care less about children as a whole. The repsonsiblity lies with the ECNL umbrella but they won't waste there time reaching into underprivileged communities because they can't make money that's the bottom line. It is a league for the haves not the able and willing. Its unfortunate thatbyou believe that the unequal is okay but that is usually the mentality of the privileged. Selfish.

Anonymous said...

Yes, actually it is the middle class that is excluded by the Ivy's.

Too poor to pay full price, too rich to qualify for aid.

Anonymous said...

4:34

The parents and some fundraising are paying for GFA'S Florida trip.

Copa's fees are $3500/$4000.

Anonymous said...

10:10 I think it is their own business how they pay, like is their own business how the ECNL parents are paying for all the traveling for just one game every weekend.

Anonymous said...

Yikes $3,000-$4,000 for Copa!

Anonymous said...

Copa is 5000$ times 3: 5k5k5k! (Copa COPA COPA!)

Anonymous said...

But at least you get a nice black jacket with a BIG C on it

Anonymous said...

@5:25 Ivy's give all kids equal access? Are you insane? Is there anything more exclusionary that IVY leagues? Harvard tuition 58K, Rutgers 28K...how is that equal. Why is up to ECNL to make things equal, because yes in the end they are a business, so are Universities last I checked. Not only do I think its OK that things are not equal, I think that is the reality, until people like you cry that things aren't fair. How is ECNL unfair? You try out, your good enough you make it. Just like school. If its too expensive deal with the debt, just like school. Do your kid a favor and explain to her that she may not go out with the cute football QB, she might not score in every game, she might not make every team she trys out for, she might not have the nicest car or biggest house. Life is not fair. Im a realist, not selfish. If you disagree, take your participation trophy and go home.

Anonymous said...

It is because of people like you selfish in mind heart and soul that leads others into thinking that having inequalities is part of life and dealing with is a natural struggle. However no matter how you slice if you don't have means for school you still have access through hard work and student loans. With ECNL you don't have an equitable playing field even if your good enough to play. So once again take a look at the demographics in ECNL its not equitable and no its not okay. You put that same program with in reach of a community where people who have the skill and access through a sliding scale tuition your Mia will not be not be on the field. So by design ECNL clubs establish themselves as far as possible to protect their upper crust oligarchs from the better athletes. So all of the silver spoons can be grouped together not by ability but by income. Hence why your u14 program is in the toilet. All money and some skill.the real talent has yet to be tapped and in jersey it will never happen because people like you feel that unfair is equal Mr. Fergussan.

Anonymous said...

Fees area all similar at COPA, PDA, MF, Barrons, Wildcats, Stronghold, Stallions, NJ Crush. The difference becomes travel. The more your team travels the more cost to you.

Anonymous said...

Fees are not similar that's hearsay. The list of NPL-Nonecnl clubs just listed are not equitable too. The same concept of rigorous training can be applied as nonprofit but greed trumps the idea of providing a similar product at a fair rate that is feasible for all. The same energy that is geared to generate a successful program at the ecnl, npl etc...levels can be applied to all but then it provides access to athletes that are systemically excluded. Take the silver spoon out of your pocket and your less then average ecnl player would not have chance. Many academies promise the world but never share an honest opinion that a players just wont cut it."oh yes with training and additional training and camps she will go from jags, EDP,npl, ecnl and will land a chance to compete blah blah..20 grand and 6 years later no progress, scholarship, not even a thank you for lining their pockets.

Anonymous said...

Did a poster really suggest taking on debt to play in the ECNL? Very irresponsible post. Do not do that!! ECNL is a youth soccer league. It is not of any value that would justify taking on debt.

Anonymous said...

Play for a team your family can afford. You are not jeopardizing your child's future if you cannot provide her with high level soccer. It is not education or health care.

High level expensive youth sports are a luxury product. It is a very nice activity if you can afford to indulge but is hardly a necessity. Do not get wrapped up in the unfortunate attitude of superiority that accompanies some of of this youth sports insanity. Just find a good spot for your girl and move on.

Anonymous said...

Not the previous poster, but I believe the he/she was continuing to make the IVY school analogy. Even if something seems out of reach, wether its a school or a soccer club, if you want it bad enough there are ways to work for your goals, besides just saying its unfair change it.
I think playing at a high level, players and parents have to understand there will be sacrifices; travel, social , money spent, vacations.
I think seeming to think that everything should be equal is just not realistic.
Btw, one of the main reasons there are no ECNL teams in urban areas is they demand that clubs own their own fields. I know in my area fields are booked from early morning till well after dark, to have my club join ECNL and have them occupy the fields for a whole day or weekend is not feasible...and bad business for our town.

Anonymous said...

I would say making an ivy league education analogous to participation in a particular youth soccer club or league equally irresponsible. Even if the soccer product is high quality that is a silly comparison. The education can provide a student with an expertise from which she can earn a living.

«Oldest ‹Older   1001 – 1200 of 1562   Newer› Newest»