Monday, May 2, 2016

U16G Girls Youth Soccer

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Anonymous said...

4:45 - Maybe you need to read the threads again. I am saying there isn't any. As someone who is in this not speculating about it and throwing out conspiracy theories, but has FIRST hand knowledge, I am saying there is no common thread. See first post at 8:11 - 3:17. I was the responder saying that was inaccurate. And, I am talking about commits not current players. And, there are girls that are committed to schools that are playing with her in private school in PA and NJ.

Anonymous said...

@5:33 sorry....that are committed to some of the schools you listed. And while they may play in NJ some they are in PA private schools.

Anonymous said...

and in NJ private schools playing for PA clubs.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what the 4:45 poster is saying? Are you looking at rosters or TDS? I know that UVA has two gals from PF (that went to private academies in PA) playing in fall of 2016.

Anonymous said...

Gottcha. I know of at least four other Duke commits from outside the PA/NJ area that are in private schools, too. No common thread to private schools, just coinicidence it seems. And maybe some schools like UVA, Duke, private colleges not state (Rutgers, Penn State, Fl/Fl St., ), do look that route more so than others.

Anonymous said...

It all won't matter after November. Hillary is promising debt-free college for everyone and tuition free for families making less than $125K. Therefore, no reason to spend now to earn that college soccer scholarship, or even that academic scholarship.

Anonymous said...

University of Virginia current roster shows three girls from NJ, Two played for PDA (of course) and one played for Match Fit. Benards High School (four years) and Northern Highlands (four years). I think the other was Verona HS. Shows how dominant a program ECNL can be.

Anonymous said...

It also shows two gals from PA that played for PF at private academies; Springside/Chestnut Hill Academy and Academy of Notre Dame.

Anonymous said...

6:05 - hilarious! Feel the Bern.

Anonymous said...

6:08 - Yes, THAT is the common thread in all the schools you listed and more - ECNL.

Anonymous said...

6:12
Notice there was no mention of PA players or of those from the Cheese Hut Hill Academy. That's because no one cares. The 14 D1 schools mentioned carried 19 women from NJ public schools vs 6 from prep schools. The percentage from PA is almost identical, with the only difference being there were less PA girls to count (Penn State being the exception). Poster is correct though, ECNL is a strong contributing force throughout those schools mentioned.

Anonymous said...

Wow. You're obviously not a prep school product. You can't even count. I don't see 14 DI schools listed at all. Good luck with that and keep on posting.

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Anonymous said...

Now we have a bunch of white privileged parents comparing tax brackets and types of private schools. Another reason why there is so animosity towards the white privileged children. It's a shame that soccer is inundated with elitist that think like the clown running for president. It's not about soccer it's about how much more money one might have. More money more opportunity less money less likely. This blog is filled with privileged people who pay to play.

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Anonymous said...

It's not about free stuff it's about equal access and oppurtunity. When privileged folks feel threatened they make much more secluded. Make it private. Make it ECNL.

Anonymous said...

8:11 - hey when did I disclose my race. Who says I'm white? Shows YOUR bias anyway, doesn't it.

Anonymous said...

8:34 - wow. Are you now saying ECNL is a non-inclusive league? Clearly, you have no idea what you are talking about. #hater

Anonymous said...

ECNL parent. What I have seen over the past few years. Club matriculated players into ECNL from existing teams for first year, second year girls who did not see a lot of playing time looked elsewhere and were replaced by a group of girls from another non-ecnl team, during the second year players were brought in 4 of the players were all private main line. Girls pushed out were all public school, no connections, single mom, and some just didn’t want to deal with the noise, third year, pretty much the same, players left who did not see time, replaced with more private school kids, with the age change additional attrition, more privates in the mix. Now across 2 teams the ratio of GA, SCH, Baldwin, Shipley and Catholic academies you have a good 75-80 % of the players. Even dips down into NPL. Maybe coincidence, maybe by plan, maybe by pocketbook.

Anonymous said...

Most likely pocketbook, and the time, other resources, and opportunities that follow it.

Anonymous said...

August 16, 2016 at 1:18 PM
Somewhat agree, I guess the soccer world is taking the Disney approach for getting to the front of the line, buy your fast pass. To me it is all relative. the pool of girls whether Private, public or homeschooled are all good players. there is often skewed recognition based on how they found their way to the team. the other interesting fact is that other top teams in the area are picking up the girls who are leving. It is somewhat of a merry go round between Strikers, CFC, FC Bucks and PF. Sometimes it's a better fit to stay at the same level with a different team, Out of the 4 of them Strikers appears to be the most consistent at their level.

Anonymous said...

ECNL is noninclusive. No doubt about it. Look at the demographics of race for each of the ECNL teams. Most of the players are players who can afford it. It has little to do with talent. Of course you need to be able to play somewhat but for the most part if you can write the check your in. It is clear that ECNL is built to exclude players with potential that can't afford it. Which is okay and makes beating these ECNL teams much more rewarding. There is no doubt that the exclusivity is be design and income. Brown skin and poor folks don't have the chance to play ECNL even if they wanted to because they do not have equal access.

Anonymous said...

August 16, 2016 at 2:33 PM

Would not go that far...

Anonymous said...

Not sure what ECNL teams you are playing. Ability to PLAY is the bottom line. Scholarships are available to anyone in need.

Anonymous said...

12:55 - you just sound disgruntled. Just because your club matriculated girls into a team doesn't mean they had chemistry from the onset. Being negative on the sidelines (which it sounds like parents were/are) DOES seep onto the field. The Club's job is to produce a winning product. If they are not developing it from within, it comes from try-outs and bringing in other kids with different dynamics. One or two kids can make a difference.

Maybe the new kids brought in are nicer teammates and make the synergy better. Did you ever think of that? Instead of judging based on educational opportunities, how about judging levels of play. If they brought in kids that could not play and displaced those that could, then you have a complaint. But, it seems that you are just angry about educational opportunities. Petty.

Anonymous said...

At 1:34 - I disagree with your merry go round analogy with at least one of the clubs you mentioned. My daughter's club team had only a few slots to fill after the combination of the two age groups. And, I don't think anyone left (some were moved to another team within the club with the age thing). We are excited for them to get started. Should be a great season.

Anonymous said...

August 16, 2016 at 8:31 PM

If you count synergy=wins then the team lost out. The new girls played as individuals and did not add to team chemistry. U14 was down, U15 was up, U16 was waayyy down. It was the typical every girl for herself, coaches are watching. well, no mid major ACC or top 30 D1 school s are calling.

Anonymous said...

4-5 years of this blog and nothing changes. Mindless arguments and negative comments year after year after year. Sad

Anonymous said...

GFA still #1

Anonymous said...

new DA

http://www.soccerwire.com/news/clubs/youth-girls/final-22-clubs-announced-for-girls-development-academy-inaugural-season/

Anonymous said...

Hi 9:09 pm - i wasn't saying synergy equating to wins, but equating to better play and more stability within the team with each other. Shame. That wouldn't work with my kid. She would want to leave and I would support it. Plenty of soccer out there.

Btw - not every team has girls that can play top 30, 40 or 50. The parents may be putting too much pressure on this team as well. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:08, thank you for the posting. The soccer landscape will be extremely different next year. I am surprised that they added so many in the first year. Is this how they did it with the boys' too or were they gradual additions of clubs?

Anonymous said...



Tab Ramos influence on Men's side has paid off as well as the investment in the new facility. Could be good for shore players that don't want to travel to Sky Blue/PDA or Match Fit.

They will need new coaches, however, the joke they have involved now will most likely be eliminated from the organization or he will take care of the teams that are nothing more that a glorified rec team where parents don't care how much money they have to pay to say there kid plays at an academy. He is a joke and hopeful that the leaders at this place finally realize it.

Anonymous said...

I think if I remember back (my son was at a DA club when it was introduced) There were about 60 original clubs and over the subsequent years more were added. Notably some were also removed -Potomac is one that struck me and there were many others.

Anonymous said...

Cant believe who makes HS varsity and who does not. These coaches make me laugh.

Anonymous said...

Region1 Clubs
1. Cedar Stars Academy - Monmouth (Tinton Falls, N.J.)
2. Match Fit Academy (Morris Plains, N.J.)
3. Sky Blue FC-PDA (Bernardsville, N.J.)

4. FC Fury New York (Bay Shore, N.Y.)
5. East Meadow SC (East Meadow, N.Y.)
6. World Class FC (Orangeburg, N.Y.)
7. Empire United (Rochester, N.Y.)
8. Western New York Flash (Elma, N.Y.)

9. PA Classics (Manheim, Pa.)
10. Penn Fusion SA (Westtown, Pa.)

11. Oakwood Soccer Club (Glastonbury, Conn.)

12. FC Stars (Acton, Mass.)
13. Boston Breakers (Watertown, Mass.)

14. FC Virginia (Chantilly, Va.)
15. Virginia Development Academy (Woodbridge, Va.)
16. Washington Spirit (Boyds, Md.)

17. Washington Spirit-Maryland (Boyds, MD.)

by State
18 = CA
8 = TX
7 = FL
3 = IL
3 = MI
3 = WA
2 = NC
2 = AZ
2 = KS
2 = CO
2 = GA
1 = IN
1 = UT
1 = MN
1 = OK
1 = OH
1 = OR

75 = Total

Anonymous said...

9:02 maybe you need to check yourself. Besides what makes you such a judge of talent? Some kids got the benefit of the doubt on their club teams subjective views - now we have a different set of subjective views at the HS level some make both cuts others make only 1 and others make none.

11:06 Cedar Stars is academy for the top players in that area that wan't to play for free and not travel long distances - of course the money will come from other players within the club playing in various leagues.



Anonymous said...

9:02

High School teams are an anomoly. You can have what is considered a high level travel player who is a sophomore not make varsity because the coach does not factor in clubs outside of the district. I have seen ECNL level starters that as freshman and sophomores not make their varisty teams. I have also seen girls cut to b level township teams start on Varsity. some HS coaches are loyal to players as well. Seniors will be grandfathered in as varsity player from previous years which also makes it tough for underlassmen to break into Varsity or see a lot of playing time. You also have some HS coaches who coach travel and will almost always fill the roster with their travel players first. I saw this with my son.

Anonymous said...

I have seen a kid who has since been to national camp not make varsity as a freshmen. Lots of variables including gym teacher coaches and puberty.

Anonymous said...

A significant variable is school enrollment. There is a big difference between competing for a roster position at a school with an enrollment of 500 than it is at a school with an enrollment of 2500, particularly if the school is located in an area where soccer is a popular sport.

Anonymous said...

Yes.

Read that: In certain districts playing as a freshman on the FRESHMAN team is nothing to be ashamed of.

I wish more girls/families understood this.

Anonymous said...

There are much different dynamics with high school soccer. The best kids do not always play because seniority counts and many coaches want players to pay their dues.

Its all about managing numbers and team dynamics.

It is just tough for freshman players that go to large schools... they could be region 1 standouts but not get to play varsity. Very tough on the ego.

Anonymous said...

keep telling yourself that,the best kids play....I have seen rec kids that are better then most top club kids,they cant play because not all familys have the ability to pay for it...don't kid yourself

Anonymous said...

8:54
REC kids that are better than top club kids??????? What club are is you kid playing for?? Laugh-Olympics FC??

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Anonymous said...

Well....

you also make a good point about CHOICE

Clearly there are female athletes playing other sports that could excel at soccer.

And no - the "but they cant pay" argument does not hold. The interest has to be there first.

How do we get the elite athlete into soccer?

Anonymous said...

region1 standouts - stop it already - club soccer is very subjective as far as who gets pushed and who makes select teams. Some people just need a reality check when it comes to their knowledge of soccer. A true Region1 soccer player will make any team and it would be visible within the first minute of watching the player - they wouldn't need long looks or going to train with a team before tryouts - they know they are good and it shows because they know exactly what to do when they have the ball and when they don't.

Reality check for the parents that think their kids are players they are not. We all think our kids are great - but the really good ones will stick out in a group, if they don't then it's a subjective selection process coach might want physical players or speedy players then it becomes a does your kid have the skill set the coach is looking for not are they a good soccer players.

Anonymous said...

10:29 pm - being a top high school player does not necessarily equate to a top soccer player in college. Not questioning this girls' ability at all, but no top college soccer program is recruiting a girl that isn't a soccer player, first. And, its a shame, but that is how it is.

Remember when sport seasons ended and kids could do multiple sports in and out of school. We were part of this crew. It was a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun . . .

Anonymous said...

No DA for SJEB Rush. I guess the merger really did not mean much huh ?

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Anonymous said...

Schools will take top athletes and give them golf scholarships. They dont have to know how to play golf.

Anonymous said...

Gilligan
Your really going to compare learning an individualized sport like golf, to a team oriented sport like soccer? The Minnow is taking on water. Please, the Rec player comment was ridiculous enough. Think about how many excellent players we see at the club level and then multiply it by all the other states that have much higher populations, and with a far greater number of clubs (think California, Texas ect.). With so many great athletes that already are trained, what would be the motivation for a college to give one of their limited scholarships to a volleyball or basketball player?
Sorry to bore everyone with this back and forth, I'm done now.

Anonymous said...

8:54 You can count the top players on rec in NJ by using your arms.

If there is a top player that can not afford to pay for a top club.. the club will make it happen.

Today's landscape will allow top players to play without paying.

You're completely wrong here and the vacuum you're living in needs a filter.

Anonymous said...

Just keep posted who gets signed this year

Anonymous said...

10:35 I would have agreed with you prior to this month. When I pick up my kid from HS practice - I watch and I noticed more than 1 player that played at the speed needed to play top shelf soccer. I read so many horror stories nothing like that at my kid's school.

So yes I buy into their are top players that understand the game and can play at high levels not on top shelf teams. These kids play local travel because it works for their family. Not everyone want's to drive over 30 minutes to practice a few times a day and then hours to a game. If they did they would make top shelf teams and with that type of training why wouldn't one expect them to be region1 material.

Anonymous said...

Nice speech, 10:13 (should I call you MaryAnn?)

You are insinuating that it could never happen. While I agree it doesnt often happen, yep, it sure could.

Think of the top club soccer player that runs track to keep in shape, ends up with......yep.....a TRACK scholarship.

Players most often cannot play TWO club sports. For example - playing club soccer often does not leave room for club softball.

You are saying that having made the decision to play club SOFTBALL ahead of club SOCCER, though capable of both, would then preclude that player from ever getting an offer to play soccer collegiately, having continued playing soccer for her high school team and school + club on the softball side

I think you had better check yourself.

Anonymous said...

A girl from the TR area is on D1 soccer and track scholarships at Wagner College in New York. Two sports can be done.

Anonymous said...

Gilligan
Again you point out a scholarship being awarded for an individualized sport,
that also happens to be a fast soccer player that also running track. More than half the girls on my daughter"s team runs track in HS, and I'm sure its the same on your daughters team. Please point out to me which colleges are awarding soccer scholarships to these incredibly talented top rec players? Previous poster was correct about soccer clubs letting kids play for discounted cost or no cost at all (especially if their a top rec player). As the famous quote from Jaws goes "its only an island if you look at it from the water". Get off the island Gilligan!

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Anonymous said...

Firts 2001 action of the year
2016 Spirit United Kickoff Classic Girls U16 Championship

W T L GD
4-0-0 +15 SOUTH SHORE SELECT U16 AP
2-0-2 -1 DE UNION ORANGE '01
1-0-2 -4 CONCORD SA RED CRUSH 2001 NPL
0-0-3 - 10 OTTAWA SOUTH UNITED 2001 G

Anonymous said...

umm pssst 3:11. we already stated that fast soccer players can run track.

Anonymous said...

4:46 I think you missed the point. The girl is on 2 college scholarships: soccer AND track. That doesn't happen a lot at the D1 level.

Anonymous said...

two scholarships??? i hope for just one for my kid.

Anonymous said...

7:22
Didn't miss the point. Players do sometimes play more than one sport in college and one can even be beneficial to the other (track and soccer). It also allows the two coaches to split the scholarship and allows them to award half scholarships to other recruits. Coaches that are awarding the whole scholarship do not want the crossover for fear of injury to their player and lets face it, they need to win to keep their job.
I'm just stating that soccer is the one sport that requires a skill set that is usually developed well before a players freshmen year. Tough for a player that's only runs track to step into D1 college soccer game.

Anonymous said...

8:09 Baseball, Swimming, Gymnastics, Football. Basketball.

According to your "logic," all of those parents are wasting money on their kids before their freshman year.

Go back to the QVC channel.

Anonymous said...

To the Administrator who censored the comment about the Brofessor and Wrongway Feldman, which seemed to be a harmless comment fitting with the Gilligan's Island theme. Wrongway Feldman is a character from the fifth episode of the TV show. Wrongway Feldman landed on the island in his biplane the 'Spirit of the Bronx' (a local connection to the blog). Wrongway obtain his name for his penchant for never ending up at his intended destination (not unlike many posters on this blog). The castaways help ready the old plane for takeoff, and by the end Wrongway makes it to the sky, with Gilligan telling the Skipper that Feldman is the bravest man he's ever known: "next to you." Moments like that explain why the series continues to grow in popularity with each new generation (just like this blog), for despite his awesome ineptitude Gilligan is all heart (just like many posters on this blog). Therefore, absolutely no harm intended by the lighthearted, but nevertheless censured post.

Anonymous said...

Your getting testy 8:54. Where did you possibly draw that conclusion about parents wasting their money on other sports? My son played club baseball, but also played HS football and basketball, so I'm all for kids playing more than one sport. In fact being able to play multiple sports gives a recruit much greater leverage in the recruiting process.
This thread was originally started by a post stating that there are rec players are better than some top level soccer players. Wouldn't you agree that if you daughter hadn't built her soccer foundation between the ages of nine and 14, she would be the player she is now? Kids that don't play the game at a higher level simply fall so far behind.
I hope this topic comes up while your watching Dr. Phil and then maybe you'll see the light. You do realize he's not really a doctor?



Anonymous said...

10:04 Didn't you say "I'm just stating that soccer is THE one sport that requires a skill set that is usually developed well before a players freshmen year." 8:54 seems to suggest other sports require a skill set prior to that year. Gymnastics certainly qualifies.

Anonymous said...

I stand corrected!! I should have said that soccer is "one" of the sports. Sorry about that and by the way, is it difficult to do gymnastics while watching Dr. Phil? You be careful on that pommel horse and make sure you practice your hip abduction exercises first. Have to admit that you have shown a particular amplitude during this thread.

Anonymous said...

1:55 - it is very, very rare, today (years ago it happened) for a child to get substantial scholarship money for two sports in a top level program either sport. If the sports are not top level, it is more likely to happen. But, in top level programs (any sport) most coaches that are giving $$$$ wants that athlete for that particular sport, only. No risk of injury in the other sport, etc.

And, in a top level soccer program, the girls are expected to play spring ball as well. That would interfere with any spring sport programs such as lacrosse, track, golf, etc.

I would love to see it change back, though. Life isn't a dress rehearsal. Gotta get the most out of it you can, including experiencing other sports.

Anonymous said...

9:53 - maybe better stick with the Brady Bunch. "Gee, Mike, I never thought of it that way." Or, Marsha, Marsha, Marsha. Never gets old. :)

Anonymous said...

GS Rankings Comedies Only
1. Jeanie Barbara Eden
2. Rachael Jennifer Aniston
3. Chrissy Suzanne Somers
4. Grace Debra Messing
5. Ginger Tina Louise
6. Rebecca Kirstie Alley
7. Jennifer Loni Anderson
8. Daisy Duke Catherine Bach

Anonymous said...

Good advice, particularly if something suddenly comes up, like if my daughter gets hit in the face by an errant ball.

Anonymous said...

I never thought I would wish for this......SLICK come back,these new guys are the worst...

Anonymous said...

Soccer season is over keep it moving. No one cares about the statistical bs or the intricate details of GS RANKINGS... It will be screwed up for a while.

Best team in each respective state.
HBC, IGFA, PENN FUSION, BETHESDA, Virginia ECNL, FC STARS, OAKWOOD.

All others are a distant second. Once these teams start playing again it will all change. So keep the chatter going all the rhetoric in the world won't change a thing.

Anonymous said...



So how many players will look to play at Cedar Stars now that they will have a DA? They will have to bring on a new staff of coaches on the girls side.

A lot of chatter about HS soccer, I agree that there are a lot of factors in this equation: coaches relationships with families, number of talented players at the school, style of the play the coach utilizes for the team, outside advocates for certain players in some towns.

In a smaller school with less talent Freshman and Sophomores will more than likely make and play on varsity teams, in larger schools that is usually not the case. But in the end it all depends on the talent of the players older than them, so don't worry if your daughter is in that situation, you could always send her to private school if soccer is the only thing that you care about.

On a side note, I have noticed a weird coach from a club, coming to watch scrimmage HS games, with no daughter playing on the team. Someone should call the cops on that guy, and there are names for people like that..........

Anonymous said...

10:03 - Considering the crew on this blog, I would add to your list: Janice - Maggie Wheeler (in character). My apologies to 10:50.

Anonymous said...

9:14 "Maggie" is at least third on that list. And I'm sure she's a great soccer player too.

Anonymous said...

Re: coaches watching scrimmages - Blow it out your butt, 8:19.

And you're an idiot - freshmen often play at larger schools - if it is a serious program.

Anonymous said...

Seems like some anger management is in order.

Anonymous said...

9:53 if its a serious program its well stocked and often freshmen do not play. If its an program that's rebuilding, I agree with you that they will no hesitate to start freshmen.
Not sure of the numbers anymore, but it use to be a freshmen could play 20 or 30 percent of the teams games and still go the red shirt route.

Anonymous said...

Wrong again - just check the top programs in Bergen County - FRESHMEN.

Anonymous said...

808
this is a u16 blog,not u17 ,go where you belong.....those teams wont have a shot at u17,diffrent world my little friend.....

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering what other parents are thinking about high school soccer. It's painful to watch.
My daughter is playing at a really good SJ school. Really good coach. Couple really good players. But the majority of the team is made up of thick aggressive girls with no skill or soccer knowledge. The soccer is horrible to watch. Thoughts ?

Anonymous said...

Gotta suck it up 8:08!! I assume your daughter wants to play. It is very painful to watch at times, especially when 75% of seniors shouldn't be playing varsity! But the social draw for the girls is immense. Speaking for my 2 daughters, their club ball doesn't begin until HS season is over...Once DA is introduced, then the choice will be theirs....

Anonymous said...

CHOICE people, stop bitching!!! Who is forcing your daughter to play HS soccer?
Choose and move on, no need to belittle another person for choosing differently. There aren't 2 HS soccer programs that are the same anywhere! You can compare experiences but that's about it!
I believe cross country and tennis are also offered in the fall....

Anonymous said...

High School soccer is awesome! I hear so many horror stories but for my children the experience has been great. The camaraderie, the school spirit, the chance to get your name in the paper, what more can you ask for? I think comparing it to club soccer or academy level soccer is really unfair. I have 4 daughters from a senior to an incoming freshman this year. Each has different skill sets. 2 will definitely play in college while 2 will see their careers end once HS soccer is over. Being able to watch the 4 of them play together on the same team for the same cause is a blessing. So I love HS soccer!

Anonymous said...

2016 WAGS Tournament
Girls U16 - SHOWCASE I

Bracket 01
BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02 (VA)
HFC READY 2001 (PAE)
NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)
PREMIER SC STRIKERS (MD)

Bracket 02
LEE MOUNT VERNON SC PATRIOTS 01 RED (VA)
NEW YORK SC ELITE G01 SAPPHIRE (NYE)
FLORIDA RUSH 01 RUSH I GIRLS (FL)
HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD)

Bracket 03
UNITED MOUNT PLEASANT USA 01 PREMIER I (SC)
ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED (VA)
CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE (NYE)
LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED (VA)

Anonymous said...



High School soccer is a different experience for all. Some will like it some will not. It is normally a different style of play then what you are used to watching your daughters play for their club teams. It tends to be more direct with a slew of athletes that can run, many don't know the game that well. There also tends to be more injuries in HS soccer, this could be the result of many factors.

I hope for those that are playing it is a good experience and they make it through the season healthy.

But for those whose daughter didn't make the level of HS you thought she should, it could be a good teaching scenario. It could be because she didn't have the connection you thought she did, that club coach who said he had the shoe in for you if you played for him, and you payed all that money last year for a crap team with a horrible baseball, I mean soccer coach. How did that work for you?

Anonymous said...

8:35 must be having a bad morning. Multiple posters are discussing the merits of HS soccer and now it must stop? Might have been insulted by the aggressive thick player comment.

Anonymous said...

ECNL Welcomes as Member Club in 2017
Additional new clubs will be announced in the ECNL in the coming weeks.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Tennessee SC
Elite Girls Academy
Davis Legacy

Anonymous said...

So yet again Cats are only NJ team in top bracket, and only team at WAGS in top 3. why?

Anonymous said...

Only team from nj to apply?

Anonymous said...

As far as HS soccer goes. Think about if your girl is in state championship match up at Kean in November? I believe 4 teams head up to Kean on Saturday and last two standing play Sunday for championship. Single elimination, ya never know? That would be well worth HS soccer.

Anonymous said...

Watch out for Bracket #3's Loudon

Dirty team.

Anonymous said...

2:05 What is Kean?

Anonymous said...

WAGS,,,,LOL<<<<save your money....WAGS is for u14 and under....stick with HS soccer,

Anonymous said...

Sorry your team didn't get accepted

Anonymous said...

Kean is a university in NJ. Based on post, NJ state cup game must be held at that site.

Anonymous said...

Kean University is where they hold the semi's and finals for High School soccer in NJ for state championships boys and girls. If you are up there in November you are going for a state championship for HS.

Anonymous said...

So HS soccer has a regular season, Conf tournament, district tournament and state tournament? Lot's of soccer to be played during HS years. Good Stuff.
If your kid is on a good HS and club team

Anonymous said...

For a ninth grader playing HS soccer and club in Sept/Oct/Nov - YES - can be a LOT of soccer

Be careful.

Anonymous said...

It is irresponsible to have your daughter play HS soccer and club soccer at same time. You are asking for an ACL/MCL over use injury.

Anonymous said...

6:41 - It's not at the same time... HS ends then club starts

Anonymous said...

Yes, 6:41

Birth year system has changed this. Up til last season some 9th graders had fall club league schedules

Some clubs ARE participating in tournaments during the fall, with their HS age players, however

Anonymous said...

There are many freshman being asked to play HS and club at same time.

Wildcats are being asked to train on top of HS iso they can get destroyed at WAGS.

Let's just all somehow mange to stay healthy but sometimes overuse injury won't hit a kid until November tournaments when HS is over.

Anonymous said...

2001 team out of Union is pretty good.Played U15 last season and was very competitive. All girls are 2001's they will be u16 this fall. Played in some upper level tournaments.

Anonymous said...

When did union play on good tournaments? Did they play at Disney, CASL, Jeff cup? That would be a no. They chose to play in the lower state cup; that tells you all you need to know.

Anonymous said...

The final of the EM event had some u16 or 2001 action. Below is the Final both teams went 3-0 in group play Iadded their (GD) below also:

2 EAST MEADOW ECNL 01 (+19)
1 NEW YORK SURF SOCCER CLUB G01 LI (+8)

Anonymous said...

Let's go wildcats!! The only NJ team in the top bracket of jags !

Anonymous said...

Yes congrats to wildcats for being he only NJ team in top bracket at wags especially considering only 2 from NJ applied and one is a team from Hamilton I have never heard of makes it even more impressive.

https://events.gotsport.com/events/teamlist.aspx?showall=clean&eventid=49472

Anonymous said...

7:00 Classic... 8:47 must be feeling like a buffoon. No one respects those WildCat parents.. They're one of the 2 or 3 worst group of parents ever.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree 7:49. Combining those ear splitting voices with the two sizes to small spandex pants really makes you cringe during games. Not sure if the Cats dad's should be admired or given some form of sympathy.

Anonymous said...

Most likely divorced and paying high alimony for breast implants....If only they could "de-bark" some of those women...

Anonymous said...

@ 9:36, rarely, ever do I comment. But that is funny, being a dad. I dont know much of those parents at all. My daughter guest played with some of the girls at one time or another in the past. And as a dad, we do have to put up with a lot from our girls and wives. As you say, why go to WAGS? It is interesting, considering my daughters team not playing tournaments till mid-November in Betheseda and NEWWS. So in the end not surprising wildcats get nod in top bracket.

Anonymous said...

Don't understand WAGS for clubs that have kids playing HS in the fall. Unless of course those teams stick together and don't play HS.

Big Fall/Winter events on our side of the map - let me know if i missed any.

1. Bethesda
2. NEWSS
3. CASL
4. EDP
5. PA Classics (have to add this one since they are now GDA and might get a big turnout)
6. Disney

Anonymous said...

EDP Girls U16 2001 South Fall Games

DE UNION ORANGE '01
DELAWARE RUSH DE RUSH '01
FREEDOM UNITED (MD)
SAC PREMIER BLUE (MD)

Anonymous said...

CASL SHOWCASE, JEFFERSON SHOWCASE

Anonymous said...

Any local Nj clubs going to wags?

Anonymous said...

Wildcats are and are looking good.

Anonymous said...

I'll be the judge of that, 7:03

Anonymous said...

According to the WAGS Tournament Brackets, accessible through the WAGS Tournament Website, there are two U16 NJ teams participating:

In Showcase I - NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)

In Showcase II - HAMILTON ELITE FC - ACADEMY AVALANCHE (NJ)

Anonymous said...

Hear a rumor that STA was bought out by Princeton training company! Any truth to it?

Anonymous said...

Heard PDA will be pulling their teams out of the ECNL because of their DA status!

Anonymous said...

The landscape created will result in a ZOO around tryout season, with players needing to be at multiple sessions in a given week across a few clubs.

Maybe doing the legwork pre-tryout is the answer

Funny thing though is that these days you never know exactly what team you are joining, since players you think will be there may in fact not be.

You need to be buying into the club more than the personnel.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying that PDA won't have enough candidates to field an ECNL team as well as a DA team in the various age groups? I am not sure I understand what you mean. How did you learn? I just find it hard to believe because PDA just pledged its alliance to ECNL and their DOC is on the Board. Is this Henny Penny and the sky is falling? :)

Anonymous said...

And if Dr Temple doesn't help, try Dr Kevorkian

Anonymous said...

PDA has recommitted to the ECNL. As I understand it, the Sky Blue/PDA DA teams may not even be based at PDA. What the DA does is pull more kids to all the teams at MFA, PDA, and CSA. I have heard the Northeast NPL may be finished, and PDA and MFA may play their 3rd teams in EDP.

Anonymous said...

I was told that teams that will play in the DA leagues were not allowed to play in the ECNL. Something to do with by-laws. Don't know if there is any truth to that but club owner told me that DA will allow for ECNL to expand to include other clubs. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen!

Anonymous said...

There are about 70 clubs granted GDA's. Sorry, I'm not up on my DA specs. I do not see ECNL cutting loose all the teams granted a DA. Interesting about the Northeast NPL though. And that makes sense to have the kids play EDP.

Agree with the previous poster, speculative and remains to be seen. Makes for good soccer blogging though.

Anonymous said...

IF my kid is on the third team, I am not traveling hundreds of miles to play a soccer game. It is hard enough to justify that for the first team.

Anonymous said...

Aren't the EDP games more or less local?

Anonymous said...

EDP being more or less local is a relative term. EDP now extends from New York to Northern Virginia, and from the Jersey Shore to the Ohio River (i.e. Pittsburgh). Although there is only limited play this fall at U16 and U17 because of high school (DE and VA girls play high school in the spring and thus have fall EDP games). For reference purposes, here are the U15 EDP results after week one. Note the large southern division with the MD, VA, and Central and Western PA teams.

Girls U15 2002 1st Division North
W-D-L, GF-GA, Pts
1: FORCE FC FORCE 02 1-0-0, 8-0, 3
2: SDFC 2002G YELLOW 1-0-0, 8-1, 3
3: ARSENAL PREMIER FC 1-0-0, 3-0, 3
4: TSF ACADEMY 2003G 0-0-1, 0-3, 0
5: LAGRANGE STRIKERS 0-0-1, 1-8, 0
6: WAYNE SC GGG 2002 0-0-1, 0-8, 0

Girls U15 2002 1st Division Central
W-D-L, GF-GA, Pts
N/A: HFC READY 2002
N/A: MONTGOMERY UNITED MONU 02'S
N/A: SJEB RUSH 02 GIRLS ACADEMY WHITE
N/A: WARRINGTON FC NINJAS
1: NEW JERSEY RUSH 02 GREY 1-0-0, 2-1, 3
2: HAVERFORD ELITE 02 0-1-0, 1-1, 1
2: TWIN COUNTY SA XTREME 02/03 0-1-0, 1-1, 1
4: CHERRY HILL FC DESTROYERS '02 0-0-1, 1-2, 0

Girls U15 2002 1st Division South
W-D-L, GF-GA, Pts
1: HMMS IMPACT EAGLE FC 1-0-0, 7-0, 3
2: PIPELINE SC BLACK 1-0-0, 5-0, 3
3: NORTH UNITED FC RUSH 1-0-0, 6-2, 3
4: SUPERNOVA FC 02G BLACK 1-0-0, 2-1, 3
5: ARUNDEL ASA PUMAS '02 1-0-0, 1-0, 3
6: HYS THUNDER BLACK 0-0-1, 1-2, 0
7: BALTIMORE BAYS LIGHTNING 0-0-1, 0-1, 0
8: SAC PREMIER BLUE 0-0-1, 2-6, 0
9: CESC CALVERT-ELITE '02 0-0-1, 0-5, 0
10: PHWM SC 2002 RED 0-0-1, 0-7, 0




Anonymous said...

Wow. Agree with you. Remember when soccer was a ball and a pair of cleats, shin guards and a local (and I mean within 20 miles) tournament?

Anonymous said...

It still can be sort of like that if you avoid certain leagues.

Anonymous said...

This is a u16 board! why are we talking u15? EDP is a glorified JAGS league.

Anonymous said...

You're correct. EDP is a glorified JAGS league. NPL is a glorified EDP league. ECNL is a glorified NPL league. GDA is a glorified ECNL league. What a dumb comment!

Anonymous said...

6:16 - Try to read the post again you illiterate moron. It's obvious the U15 information was used as a reference to help answer an earlier question about EDP. As was stated, there is little current U16 information about the extent of EDP because there is currently little U16 and above action in EDP.

Anonymous said...

Gfa still #1

Anonymous said...

NY/NJ/PA Teams going CASL - not sure if we have posters from other states or I would have included them as well.

Under 16 Girls
Albertson SC Fury 01 ECNL
Continental FC ECNL
East Meadow Soccer Club ECNL 01
FC Bucks ECNL 01 FC Bucks
FC Copa Roma
New York Surf Soccer Club G01
Lehigh Valley United FC 2001 Girls Black
Massapequa NPL 01 Cosmos
Match Fit Academy NE NPL 01
NJ Stallions Academy Freedom NJ Stallions
New York Surf Soccer Club G01 LI
PDA Madrid
PDA Splash
Penn Fusion SA '01g ECNL
Manhattan Soccer Club Pride
Princeton Soccer Association IGFA 01
Pittsburgh Riverhounds Development Academy
SJEB RUSH 01 GIRLS ACADEMY
STA Morris United NPL 01
SUSA FC Academy Elite G01
SUSA FC Academy G01 NPL
Syracuse Development Academy
New York Soccer Club Elite 2001 Sapphire
World Class FC ECNL 01

Anonymous said...

Where did you get this list? The web site doesn't have it posted yet

Anonymous said...

http://soccer.sincsports.com/TTTeamList.aspx?tid=CASL3&tab=2&sub=0&SYear=2016

Anonymous said...

GFA is U17, is it not?

Shame. Would have been great for the division of they had their '01s stick around

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Anonymous said...

Any inside scoop on teams accepted to Disney?

Anonymous said...

Yes. They will be playing in Florida.

Anonymous said...

Disney Girls U16 teams NY/NJ/PA
1776 United FC Xtreme
FC Copa Academy G00 NPL Roma
Greater Binghamton FC 01 Select
Manhattan SC Pride 01 NPL
Massapequa Soccer Club NPL '01 Cosmos
New York Surf Soccer Club G01 LI
NJ Stallions Academy 01 Freedom NPL
NJ Wildcats Fury-NPL
SJEB Rush 01 Girls Academy
STA 2001G NPL
SUSA ELITE G01
SUSA ISA NPL G01
Watchung Hills Soccer Association NJ Elite Flames
YMS Premier 01' Banshees

Anonymous said...

Disney accepted team list is out. Just look it up

Anonymous said...

NY Surf Long Island is a sham

Anonymous said...

Thanks 11:33 and 7:24
NJ douches no doubt

Anonymous said...

Saw the "applied teams" list which is very long. Is accepted out for Disney? Or, are the teams above noted accepted?

Anonymous said...

https://events.gotsport.com/events/teamlist.aspx?eventid=52947

Anonymous said...

I just listed the u16 NJ/NY/PA teams -as these are the only states I know that have posters on this board. If there is another state I will gladly include teams from that state also, love my regional soccer and can talk NEP, CCL, EDP NPL, ECNL, USYSA NL & USYSA ERL.

These first few tournaments will be huge for teams and the flights they get in the spring if they get blown out of games.

Fall Events before the indoor season and the hunt for titles.
PS. I know it's all about the kids and their schools just going to have fun with results in a few months.

Bethesda
EDP
NEWSS
CASL
PA Classics
Disney

Anonymous said...

The Board is gaining a following. There is an increasing number of followers from PAW, MD, DE, and VA. Although, they are clearly not as "opinionated" as those from NJ.

Anonymous said...

VA checking in here!!

Anonymous said...

First major of the young season.

2016 WAGS Tournament Girls U16

SHOWCASE I
Bracket 01
BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02 (VA)
HFC READY 2001 (PAE)
NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)
PREMIER SC STRIKERS (MD)

Bracket 02
LEE MOUNT VERNON SC LMVSC PATRIOTS 01 RED (VA)
NEW YORK SC ELITE G01 SAPPHIRE (NYE)
FLORIDA RUSH 01 RUSH I GIRLS (FL)
STORM SSA 01 GIRLS BLACK (SC)

Bracket 03
ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED (VA)
PINECREST PREMIER 2001-G BLUE (FL)
CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE (NYE)
LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED (VA)

Get to see how some teams do with their new player pool.

Anonymous said...

First major of the young season.

2016 WAGS Tournament Girls U16

SHOWCASE II
Bracket 01
WELLINGTON SC 01/02 WAVE WHITE (FL)
SEVERNA PARK BLACK THUNDER '01 (MD)
FC VIRGINIA UNITED ELITE 01 (VA)
STING AUSTIN 01 ROYAL (TXS)

Bracket 02
HAMILTON ELITE FC - ACADEMY AVALANCHE (NJ)
SAC PREMIER BLUE (MD)
VIRGINIA LEGACY SC CCL ELITE (VA)
NASA-TOPHAT NTH TOPHAT-01 GOLD (GA)

Bracket 03
VIRGINIA RUSH 01G (VA)
CUTLER RIDGE SC CRS FURY 01/02 GIRLS WHITE (FL)
FCV ASHBURN HEAT (VA)
LAGRANGE RAGE (NYE)

Bracket 04
MD RUSH MONTGOMERY RUSH '01G (MD)
OSHAWA KICKS GIRLS 2001 RED (CND)
BEACH FC RED 01 (VA)
UNITED MOUNT PLEASANT USA/MP 01 PREMIER I (SC)
-------------------------------------------------

SHOWCASE III
Bracket 01
MARYLAND RUSH RUSH 01G NPL (MD)
KENDALL SC UNITED 2001 WHITE (FL)
SOUTHWESTERN YOUTH SYA CARDINALS 01 RED (VA)
DE UNION ORANGE '01 (DE)

Bracket 02
DELAWARE RUSH DE RUSH '01 (DE)
DYNAMO SC 01G (VA)
PREMIER ANGELS (MD)
CHARLOTTE UNITED PALMETTO FUTBOL CUPUFC 01 GIRLS SELECT (SC)

Bracket 03
VSA 01G NPL ACADEMY (VA)
NYSA ARSENAL 01 EGSL-GRANCE (NV)
TRIANGE FUTBOL ALLIANCE TFCA 01 SELECT GIRLS (NC)
PWSI COURAGE 01G NPL (VA)

Bracket 04
VYS PHOENIX '01 (VA)
LAKE NORMAN SC 01 ECLIPSE BLUE (NC)
FC BUCKS NORTH SHOCKERS NPL (PAE)
FREDERICKSBURG FC 01 GIRLS BLACK (VA)

Bracket 05
CYA COUGARS 01 (VA)
SAC PREMIER WHITE 2001S (MD)
RICHMOND KICKERS YSC U16 G ELITE '01 (VA)
WAKE FUTBOL 01G WAKE FC BLUE (NC)
GPS NASA 2001 MAROON GIRLS (SC)

Anonymous said...

Beware of the dirty-playing Loudon Red team.
.
Be on the officials early to call it tight

Anonymous said...

Wildcats all the way

Anonymous said...

I am curious to see how these teams do with their results (I know it's a showcase and rotation will be to get everybody minutes). This will show us how deep (good) the teams really are.

Below are teams that were solid U14 or U15 teams. Any team in the wrong flight (to high or to low) will show early and allow the next tournaments to adjust. I will use BRYC and Premier as my example both very good last year at U14 and U15 they get top billing good results will show they belong but any early hick ups will show they are in the wrong flight. SO my question is because of birth year change do the coaches still play these games as SHOWCASE games (everybody gets minutes) or do they play to win (short bench) to make sure the team stays in top flights

Showcase I
BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02 (VA)
NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)
PREMIER SC STRIKERS (MD)
NEW YORK SC ELITE G01 SAPPHIRE (NYE)
ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED (VA)
LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED (VA)

Showcase II
FC VIRGINIA UNITED ELITE 01 (VA)
SAC PREMIER BLUE (MD)
BEACH FC RED 01 (VA)

Showcase III
PWSI COURAGE 01G NPL (VA)
FC BUCKS NORTH SHOCKERS NPL (PAE)

Anonymous said...

NATIONAL LEAGUE

(1) Fall Showcase | Wilson, N.C.
Greater Binghamton FC 01 Select
BRYC Elite Academy 01/02
1776 United FC 01 Xtreme
Century V 01 Gold
Beadling Elite 01
FC Frederick 01

(2) DISNEY SOCCER SHOWCASE | ORLANDO
Greater Binghamton FC 01 Select (NY-W)
BRYC Elite Academy 01/02 (VA)

(3) PLAYERS COLLEGE SHOWCASE | LAS VEGAS
1776 United FC 01 Xtreme (PA-E)
FC Frederick 01 (MD)
Century V 01 Gold (PA-W)
Beadling Elite 01 (PA-W)

I love that the below are doing the Vegas event as National league and the Disney event as a Showcase on their own. Good job taking care of those girls. Wait - the I hate west coast guy will jump in shortly - who needs ECNL?

1776 United FC Xtreme
Beadling SC Elite

Anonymous said...

http://premiercup.bsctournament.com/tournament-info/accepted-teams-girls-2016/u16-girls/

Anonymous said...

Good teams accepted. Will be interesting to see how it all plays out with the age changes. Should be fun!

I was surprised at the large number of accepted teams so the amount of teams that applied must have been very good. I didn't think the accepted numbers were that big last year.

Anonymous said...

2016 WAGS Tournament

Girls U16 SHOWCASE I

Bracket 01
BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02 (VA)
HFC READY 2001 (PAE)
NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)
PREMIER SC STRIKERS (MD)

Bracket 02
FLORIDA RUSH 01 I GIRLS (FL)
LEE MOUNT VERNON SC PATRIOTS 01 RED (VA)
NEW YORK SC ELITE G01 SAPPHIRE (NYE)
STORM SSA 01 GIRLS BLACK (SC)

Bracket 03
ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED (VA)
CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE (NYE)
LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED (VA)
PINECREST PREMIER 2001-G BLUE (FL)


Looking forward to Bracket 01 as these are all teams playing in either EDP or ERL.

Anonymous said...

What is ERL?

Anonymous said...

ERL (Eastern Regional League) is the new version of Region I.

Anonymous said...

thank you. wow. just what soccer needed, another league. how do we keep up?

Anonymous said...

not another league ... just renamed ... same league that's always been there

Anonymous said...

Skipping showcase this weekend for a high school playoff game

Keep in mind when viewing results that some top players could be following suit.

Anonymous said...

9:21 1st - Showcase events are for the players and the college coaches that go to watch nothing to do with the results.

However, the results will show me which teams are deep as most if not all of these teams will showcase the players they think can play college ball (I hope all play at least 50% of each game).

Players that want to play college ball will be with their club teams over HS ball in my opinion that's why they travel to FL, CA and all other parts USA. I respect your kids decision and I hope it works out for her.

Even better for the kids that go that get a chance to impress these D1 schools.

American University
Brown University
Bucknell University
Canisius College
College of Charleston
College of William and Mary
Columbia University
Drexel University
Elon University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
George Mason University
Howard University
Iona College
Jacksonville University
James Madison University
La Salle University
Liberty University
Longwood University
Loyola University - Maryland
Morehead State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Old Dominion University
Penn State
Presbyterian College
Quinnipiac University
Robert Morris University
Saint Joseph's University
Temple University
Towson University
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
University of Delaware
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
University of Maryland - College Park
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
University of the Pacific
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Tech
Winthrop University

Anonymous said...

Yes, indeedio.

Anonymous said...

Don't make them feel badly. Some of those listed are guys coaches, like PennState. There will be more coaches at tourneys like CASL, Sanford/Disney, even Bethesda.

Anonymous said...

Some teams and college coaches aren't making WAGS due to the hurricane, evacuations, etc. Best wishes to all our soccer peers affected by this weather event. Safety first.

Anonymous said...

1:22 - Just going by what was listed. Maybe the guy coaches are their scouting for the girl teams? It's the school's buck so who cares right?
Of course Bethesda, CASL & FL events will have more coaches and most of these guys/gals also, but for this event the kids that showed up will play more minutes as the minutes the players that didn't show up get split. How hard is it to have a good game when you have an audience. Just some extra opportunities for the kids playing not trying to make anyone feel bad that's just how it is. Just an extra opportunity for these kids (note I only listed D1 many other schools represented).

WAGS U16 Showcase I:
2 PREMIER SC STRIKERS
1 BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02

0 LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED
2 ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED

Anonymous said...

Some more results from Showcase I:

1 HFC READY 2001
3 NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL

Anonymous said...

11:02 - many coaches bailed. Not sure why they have this tourney so early in the season. Most times rainy although not residual hurricane rains, but always rain.

Anonymous said...

3/37 - i remember when a bunch of west coast coaches would come to this as well, UCLA, Stanford, Pepperdine when ECNL was in its infancy. Shame what is going on with these tourneys.

Anonymous said...

3:37 it's a roll of the dice agreed. But it's a nice event that has a brand. So many people say the same thing about the MSC event late Feb early March in NYC. NYC is a sell for me anytime we have an excuse to stay in the city I'm in. Might be cold for the little one but that's what you get when you sign up to play elite soccer all types of conditions from wet, heat or cold so getting used to it is part of the learning process (sucks to watch while you're bundled up).

How's the quality of play.

Anonymous said...

3:44 not sure it's an ECNL thing. It's more a East Coast teams traveling out west to play at Surff, Vegas and of course your ECNL events.

Anonymous said...

Bunding up is one thing. I think soccer kids understand. But, being able to showcase teams/kids (which is what this is supposed to be) taking a back seat.

And I agree, it's a traditional opening of soccer event. Maybe September would work; as it's not normally as rainy. We are in hurricane season this time of the year.

Anonymous said...

3:51 - I don't want to open up that can of worms again, but seems like the coaches want to get more bang for their buck and wait for larger attended ECNL events (some open to non-ecnl teams like PDA tourney in May). Tends to get the numbers of coaches and high level non-ECNL teams attending as well. No easy answer to this every evolving world of club soccer.

Anonymous said...

One more posted result.

1 NEW YORK SC ELITE G01 SAPPHIRE
1 ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED

Anonymous said...

Were all others canceled? Makes sense.

Anonymous said...

1 BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02
1 NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL

0 HFC READY 2001
2 PREMIER SC STRIKERS

6 STORM SSA 01 GIRLS BLACK
0 LEE MOUNT VERNON SC PATRIOTS 01 RED

0 LEE MOUNT VERNON SC PATRIOTS 01 RED
3 LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED

1 PINECREST PREMIER 2001-G BLUE
2 CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE

My takeaways after two days
LMVSC & HFC Ready will not bein top flights going forward
both have given up over 5 gaols in 2 games maybe day 3 will be better?

Need to see how NY and SSA do in their meeting.

BRYC, NJ Wildcats & Premier SC hold their own after two days

Anonymous said...

2 NEW YORK SC ELITE G01 SAPPHIRE
0 STORM SSA 01 GIRLS BLACK

3 ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED
0 CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE

Going into Day 3

PTs (GD)
6 (+3) PREMIER SC STRIKERS (MD)
4 (+2) NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)
4 (+2) NEW YORK SC ELITE G01 SAPPHIRE (NYE)
3 (+4) STORM SSA 01 GIRLS BLACK (SC)
1 (-1) BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02 (VA)
0 (-4) HFC READY 2001 (PAE)
0 (-9) LEE MOUNT VERNON SC PATRIOTS 01 RED (VA)

7 (+5) ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED (VA) **3 games
3 (+1) LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED (VA)
3 (-2) CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE (NYE)
0 (-1) PINECREST PREMIER 2001-G BLUE (FL)** 1 game

Looks like some solid soccer.

Anonymous said...

Correction Going into Day 3

PTs (GD)

7 (+5) ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED (VA) **3 games
6 (+3) PREMIER SC STRIKERS (MD)
4 (+2) NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)
4 (+2) NEW YORK SC ELITE G01 SAPPHIRE (NYE)
3 (+4) STORM SSA 01 GIRLS BLACK (SC)
3 (+1) LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED (VA)
3 (-2) CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE (NYE)
1 (-1) BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02 (VA)
0 (-1) PINECREST PREMIER 2001-G BLUE (FL)** 1 game
0 (-4) HFC READY 2001 (PAE)
0 (-9) LEE MOUNT VERNON SC PATRIOTS 01 RED (VA)

Anonymous said...

Cats making NJ proud. Say what you want to say, no other NJ team represented.

Anonymous said...

@1:50. You were right. They won top bracket at WAGS. What else can you say. Bash the doc, bash the coaches. Cats are the place to be.

Anonymous said...

3:15 - congrats to them. Good stuff.

Throwing out there, is WAGS really a premier tourney anymore? Or is it good for the younger groups?

Looks like Bethesda & CASL will have better competition. Thoughts? Tired of heading to watered down tourneys. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

And no pun intended with the usual rain as far as the "watered down" reference.

Anonymous said...

Are the NJ posters that desperate for a "good" team? So Wildcats "won a showcase, where you have no idea if the other teams were playing their subs more than usual to you know, actually showcase them?

I know that lots of people are new to this age group, but showcases are not competitive events.

Anonymous said...

Agreed that showcases are about kids getting playing time, but don't you think the better the competition the better the kids showcase? That is why I through out the "watered down" thing. Otherwise, it's only slightly better than high school ball. How can a coach judge based on that?

Anonymous said...

sorry, auto correct...threw out not through out.

Anonymous said...

Anything is better than High School ball! I can't wait till it's over!
The coaches and crap I see on the field make me want to puke!

Anonymous said...

Agreed showcases are for the players that's why they all play - but they still play to win and to fit with in a system of play. It's not a bad thing to WIN regardless of who you play, just shows your team is deeper as each team will showcase it's college level players.

I think the top 6 teams is Showcase I were quality and the top 6 teams in showcase II are competitive, should have been all together but i don't fault the tournament they did what they thought they had to do when come up with the flights.

My question to all you Youth soccer gurus. We all know the game is played to win and we all know that showcases are for the players. So my question is what does a coach do with players that want to play college soccer but are not at the same level as the team? Give them their 50% even if they bring the level of play down and make some of the D1 kids not look good and maybe cost someone a shot at some money even though they paid their tuition?

Your WAGS Final result placement

WAGS Showcase I
10 (+7) ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED (VA)
7 (+5) NEW YORK SC ELITE G01 SAPPHIRE (NYE)
7 (+3) NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)
6 (+2) LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED (VA)
6 (+2) PREMIER SC STRIKERS (MD)
5 (+1) BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02 (VA)
-----------------------------------------------
3 (+2) STORM SSA 01 GIRLS BLACK (SC)
3 (-2) CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE (NYE)
1 (-4) HFC READY 2001 (PAE)
0 (-4) PINECREST PREMIER 2001-G BLUE (FL)
0 (-12) LEE MOUNT VERNON SC PATRIOTS 01 RED (VA)

WAGS Showcase II
9 (+8) BEACH FC RED 01 (VA)
9 (+4) VIRGINIA RUSH 01G (VA)
7 (+6) NASA-TOPHAT NTH TOPHAT-01 GOLD (GA)
6 (+4) FC VIRGINIA UNITED ELITE 01 (VA)
6 (+1) SEVERNA PARK BLACK THUNDER '01 (MD)
6 (+1) VIRGINIA LEGACY SC CCL ELITE (VA)
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4 (+2) LAGRANGE RAGE (NYE)
4 (+1) SAC PREMIER BLUE (MD)
3 (-4) OSHAWA KICKS GIRLS 2001 RED (CND)
3 (-5) STING AUSTIN 01 ROYAL (TXS)
2 (-1) FCV ASHBURN HEAT (VA)
1 (-5) CUTLER RIDGE SS FURY 01/02 GIRLS WHITE (FL)
0 (-4) MD RUSH MONTGOMERY RUSH '01G (MD)
0 (-5) HAMILTON ELITE FC - ACADEMY AVALANCHE (NJ)

Anonymous said...

Tough one on WAGS, it is mid-season HS, girls are injured etc. I totally agree with NEWS, Betheseda, CASL, Disney as better showcases. Even that Randalls Island one we did in July was not bad, just expensive tolls and driving, but loved the venue in NYC, fields not bad, just hot. And looking at list, where is PDA, MF, Barons and I can go on and on with top teams missing from WAGS. But when you think about it, if your club has time, players and money why not? It is 3-day weekend, and by then the HS soccer has usually digressed players. Get them back into real soccer, so ready for it in November. We did not play this weekend, and my daughter sort of wishes she did, although she is also nursing a small injury for HS, so weekend off not bad. And the weather, come on. We are in CASL in December, lol

Anonymous said...

@8:56 - I can only go by experience with our coach(s) and playing time in showcases.

Yes, they play everyone despite level of ability. And, yes, that can bring down the overall play on the field.

That is why showcases don't matter and the college coaches know this too. They may get to see a kid they have been scouting playing in a different position; different formation, etc. They get to make those assessments. So, they don't really care about the showcase play as far as wins/losses. They want to see how certain kids perform even if the game isn't going their way.

Anyway, this is my experience. I am sure other coaches just play to win.

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