Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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Anonymous said...

@2:51 too bad Barons aren't playing Freehold. REAL beat Barons today.

Anonymous said...

PDA state cup game..if you click on game details it states it was postponed from original date of the 18th..wth?? And other teams are making sure game is done by the 21st.

Anonymous said...

Real beat Barons on PK's in State Cup... Wow!

Anonymous said...

Go Real. One of up and coming teams in NJ. Solid defense a strong forward that is not afraid to run over defenders. They can give smaller teams trouble if they are afraid of contact.

Anonymous said...

Why would the Americans merge with WC?????

Anonymous said...

I was postponed and approve by the nJ cup . I think they are playing on4/22

Anonymous said...

Force is not done! Just getting rid of coach.Still a strong team.

Anonymous said...

The more I think about it the madder I get that the father that thinks he walks on water and can come and go with his daughter as he pleases chooses not to show up for state cup and we lose. Thanks for nothing.

Anonymous said...

Who are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

When where is try out for the new Monroe team referenced above , where you get that about exCrush coach. Where I can find more about this

Anonymous said...

Airing your dirty laundry? One girl really makes the difference win to lose? Is it the new one with the ex coach father?

Anonymous said...

Are you talking about the Barons and this father?

Anonymous said...

Hey April 15/ 2:35. It's selective at NJX. Yes players may be leaving the team or going to other team trainings but Coach M only cares about certain ones leaving her. The rest can go and she easily let's them go. The thing is, there's mediocre training if that for our NJX girls. LC can say she is the "assistant" but she's got a loud roar as to what goes on and who plays where and when believe you me. Her daughters took over the field upon arrival.

Anonymous said...

I have heard the same about coach M.... Things are changing over there and feelings are getting hurt.... Time to step down ladies and the daddy.... Your only hurting your kids....

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Barons - who else lost Cup game today. I know they did decent at PDA, but haven't been strong this spring. Can't shake the rust or is it dissent in the ranks?

Anonymous said...

Inevitable destruction. That's all that coach brings - sorry, I mean assistant.

Anonymous said...

@6:43 did you ever confront Mr. G to let him know he doesn't walk on water?

Anonymous said...

So much for your stronger left side of the bracket. Americans fold. Sta can barely field a team. And barons? Well, nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Oh. Now it makes sense. One player can be the difference.

Anonymous said...

The mommies will never step down in Holmdel. It's too much of a good time. What do they care that our kids are gonna be left behind when the team decinagrates? The father coach is there for a balance of normalcy, by his choice. But he can't possibly want his daughter to remain on that team under that leadership for much longer if he wants her to play past middle school. #disappointedinmt Run Forrest Run!

Anonymous said...

NJX is a train wreck with 1 unqualified coach & 1 cancerous coach who has done nothing positive for anyone she had been in contact with. Coach M did our girls wrong by adding the assistant coach & I fear this is the end for all of us. Our reputation took a major hit when she came here but that's Coach M's fault for not being smart with our team. We weren't happy before Coach M & finally started to make strides then it all went for nothing when she added the cancer. Team won't last to U-14.

Anonymous said...

Did Coach M play in college? Does she have a coaching license?

Anonymous said...

According to this blog, just about every high level team is having problems. What a sham youth soccer has become. Happy Easter to all.

Anonymous said...

The NSA is taking all your names and IP address's lol lol

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows Brick Coach starts all the nonsense and sits back to see everyone else kill themselves a cancer to youth soccer....

Anonymous said...

Have played against brick for years. Coach is a class act.

Anonymous said...

??????????????????????????????????

Anonymous said...

The only class in new jersey is pda

Anonymous said...

That class is "How to take players from other teams and say you developed them". Enroll now before everyone sees the flaws in ECNL model.

Anonymous said...

"Everyone knows Brick Coach starts all the nonsense and sits back to see everyone else kill themselves a cancer to youth soccer...."

Wow, one of the most ridiculous posts ever put on here. Why would he even need to post, his teams play and class on and off the field has spoken for him for years. Simply pathetic statement.

Anonymous said...

It's a model? I thought it was a league.

Anonymous said...

Wow I have been on sidellines alongside coach M at NJX for several
Years and I can't believe any one on that team would have a cross,word to say. I have known her as nothing but a class act on the sidelines and to her girls. From what I personally know if those 2 girls didnt come over last year a disaster was in the making because they had no goalie.

Anonymous said...

I think it's hilarious that people post pretending to be a member of a team when its so obvious they are not and have an agenda,of their own. If anyone isn't happy anywhere... leave. But when u do have some class,

Anonymous said...

Not true. Coach M was bragging about her ODP goalie who she cut right after her new assistant joined.

Anonymous said...

Goodbye Holmdel NJX Crew

Anonymous said...

Oooh now now it makes total sense who,you are. Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

Ummm. ..without saying anything about individual players ODP accepts almost every goalie that comes out.

Anonymous said...

"Ummm. ..without saying anything about individual players ODP accepts almost every goalie that comes out."

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Anonymous said...

Last year at this age group only 3 goalies tried out for ODP. All 3 made it because there wasn't anyone else to choose from.

Coach M thought the goalie she got was good... then realized she wasn't. Replaced her with LC's daughter and now the other girl plays for Jersey Knights.

Anonymous said...

Giving the goalie an offer in May for the U13 season and then cutting the kid in mid July because LC ha to have her daughter play goalie was just wrong of Coach M.

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget about the team left behind with only 13 girls, no goalie and no coach.

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Anonymous said...

Whatever helps you all sleep at night. Keep an eye out for karma though - has a way of coming back on you. A lot of consolidation in the next few years and no clear standouts I've seen there. Wouldn't wish it on the girls, but even you can be second fiddle.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't be talking about individual players on this blog. Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

PDA coach rec team loses in second tier state cup to old bridge. Ouch.

Anonymous said...

Coach M did not play soccer in college but she will show you her coaching license...

Anonymous said...

People back from vacation with a vengeance

Anonymous said...

25 girls tried out for ODP goalie, 6 total made it. 3 upper and 3 lower.

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Anonymous said...

Brick 0 - TRIC 2

Anonymous said...

Crush - nix?

Anonymous said...

Crush - nix?

Anonymous said...

Holmdel 1-0 Crush

Anonymous said...

Wait holmdel over crush 1-0?. It accurate, Lot of upsets in Nj cup this year!

Anonymous said...

Holmdel = sacrificial lamb for the Splash

Anonymous said...

Lmfao 9:38. Exact reason why people hate this blog.

Anonymous said...

6;24 if you think for a second I believe you are a current player on njx your sadly mistaken. Sad to revert to childish antics to try to sabotage a team for personal reasons. .Congrats NJX on a great win tonight over NJ CRUSH- a great opponent.

Anonymous said...

Who wants a cheeseburger ?

Anonymous said...

Just take your turn NJX. Obviously it's time to bash your team. This site is outrageous.

Anonymous said...

No one but a fool would measure their satisfaction by what the world thinks of it.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to TRIC and NJX nice wins!

Anonymous said...

So where are the smarts ones who predicted everything? Look at the state cup results...

Anonymous said...



Congrats to TRIC AND NJX....It is a tournament, win and move on...

No surprises here, good wins for each team.

Anonymous said...

Some big surprises actually... SJEB, Americans, Crush and Brick all out before the quarter finals. Here's my predictions for the rest of the tournament :

GFA over STA
Real over Freehold
Force over TRIC
Splash over Holmdel

GFA over Real
Splash over Force

Splash over GFA

Anonymous said...

Final Sta vs Splash very easy. And splash champion as it is supposed to be

Anonymous said...

Goes to show you, girls are still U13 upsets (or development?) happen...oh that's right upset happens in the pro's as well when it's a 1 game winner moves on format (does not mean the winner is a better team overall, just was on that day and in a tournament that is all which really matters). Still some soccer to play in this cup's tournament maybe 1 or 2 more upsets to come? Good luck to the winners moving on.

Anonymous said...

Splash has to get by TSF first.......

Anonymous said...

all of these results and the one in the last month of tournaments etc shows that in soccer you can win or lose with anybody because every game is different.
so many components will effect the result.
hopefully everybody will be less arrogant and stop bashing teams based on couple of bad games . it could happen to any team, actually it is happening to any team

Anonymous said...

agree, look at barcelona vs. granada. We need to respect all teams. This applies to the PDA lovers too, actually - especially.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone monitoring the u-12 blog? MF getting crucified for their tryout process. Apparantly they are requiring an 800 non refundable deposit if they offer you a spot. This spot does not guarantee you a spot on the ECNL roster - team placement is done after. So for those looking at ECNL only they won't know until the check is well cashed and spent. And they coud be on b or c team. Lmfao. Typical MF antics.

Anonymous said...

who care about U12

Anonymous said...

Applies to MF tryouts in general I would suppose.

Anonymous said...

i agree with a previous post , the final of state cup will be STA vs Splash.
and Splash champion

Anonymous said...

STA loosing players to fast to make it through to final. Did igfa get the dream draw -- stronghold, American withdraw, a depleted sta team, and then who cares cause the Barron's are out.

Maybe we get the dream rematch of the famous 6-0 indoor game.

Anonymous said...

lets go TSF...........

Anonymous said...

STA has too many kids at multiple tryouts. They will be lucky to field a team by the time they play the next state cup game.

Anonymous said...

If STA gets to the finals and plays Splash it could be ugly. They lost to the PDA U14B team 6-1 earlier this year before they started losing players and having what appears to be some major issues.

Anonymous said...

Actually PDA lost 7-1....not 6-0 it was 6-0 with about a minute left before PDA scored cheaply....bit that was indoors...who cares...is PDA at Delco.....oh...ummmm.we are not worthy of their play....poor girls and parents who drink blue koolaid...#players don't-develop academy #showcase academy...# blue koolaid

Anonymous said...

How were PDA tryouts tonight?

State Cup score Splash v TSF?

Anonymous said...

I would say PDA

Anonymous said...

Players
Developed
Already

Anonymous said...

STA Goalie has left for Match Fit, confirmed. Best defender has also left.

Seems to be getting worse over there...

Anonymous said...

Did PDA win??

Anonymous said...

Yes PDA won

Anonymous said...

3-0 easy game

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Anonymous said...

Rumor has it Splash kids looking to leave.....Could be interesting next year at U14. PDA not the only game in town anymore.

Anonymous said...

Every team has kids looking to leave. No news there. Never been the only game in town. Always been the best game in town. To each his own.

Anonymous said...

Splash is a solid team, nobody is leaving or care to leave . They are in the best team and best club. Let's not start any trouble. Splash is showing how good they are at every game. They will go all the way to win state cup while all of you will come to tryouts with the hope to make this team.

Anonymous said...

STA has an extremely talented young coach with 10 plus years of uk national team experience up to u23, she was drafted to play division 1 soccer in the usa and has coaching experience with div 1 school currently ranked 60th in the country. She played a major coaching role in this university's last season. STA players are all extremely talented, current and the few that recently left the team.
PS Not currently a member of the team/club but hummmm... worth a look see if you ask me :)

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Anonymous said...

What comment was removed? Didn't get to see it

Anonymous said...

STA is still a great strong team with a highly quality coach . I will def check them out for my daughter. Heard great things about them. Great option instead of PDA or MF

Anonymous said...

Haha admin quick to remove a negative comment about STA's coach... But you let so many others get bashed on here!

Let's be consistent.

Anonymous said...

STA will have a strong team for next season. Girls are happy to stay and new girls will come from tryouts. GO STA.
State cup final will show how good this team is and all of you haters will shut up once and for all

Anonymous said...

Hey admin you were really quick to remove something about sta , when other people got killed personally on this blog you didn't do anything. How come???

Anonymous said...

STA had 2 goalies both talented. The team is still strong with some very skilled players. Never understood leaving a team mid season and what kind of lesson you are teaching your child but to each their own. The team is probably better off in the long run.

Anonymous said...

STA will be the same with the new coach. She will put her college job first priority and the team will suffer in the fall... Just like the old coach before he left... For a college job.

It's very hard to be a college coach and coach a club team that is under 14 and plays in the fall.

Anonymous said...

What team did the STA player go to midseason?

Anonymous said...

Why do you all bash PDA so much but then turn around and come to our tryouts. I saw kids from all over there last night STA, MF, Freehold, and the list goes on and on ....

Anonymous said...

Karma!!!!!!just send your check to FLA

Anonymous said...


Did you ever hear?

"The grass isn't always greener"

Holds true very often...

If your daughter is good enough to play for the Top PDA team or the Top Match Fit team both of which will play ECNL...And that is where she wants to be, great!

If your daughter wants to play for any team, great!

Players leave teams all of the time, and most of the time it is not the players choice, it is more often your choice...You know that parent....yes you know who you are...most of you live on this site....Why is it that you all think you know everything? Most of you know very little about the game itself....Most of you probably never competed at a high level in any sport....Yet you bash coaches, try and break up teams, etc., etc. Oh yeah and your daughter in getting a full ride because you know everything about D1 soccer, and she is the best, and the coach of this team I am trying out for said she will get one...she is 13 years old....be real...a lot will change over the next couple of years.....Let her play where she wants to play....a large majority of you are over the top.....

Why don't you just watch them play...enjoy it....stop putting undo pressure on them....

No not every player is great...no not every team is great....but theory should be there is the right place for every player and they will find it....yes with your help...but don't bash others in the process...

And remember..."the grass isn't always greener"...

Anonymous said...

How many current NJ FORCE players were at Match Fit and PDA tryouts?

Will they be there tonight?

Does anyone know?

Has RJ figured out the current coach is horrible?

That team is done --- bet the house on it

Anonymous said...

The Goalie that Left STA MIDSEASON was not the Top Goalie. And The Defender wasn't even in the top 10 on the team Slow bad attitude.ANY PLAYER leaving any team midseason is being taught the wrong lesson. The team will be much better off without them let there new teams deal with the PARENTS...

Anonymous said...

LOL at 2:00pm.

The goalie WAS the top goalie. She is now on Match Fits roster on their website. Everyone knows she was the #1 goalie. The defender was the best center-back on the team.

Trying to paint over the cracks?

Anonymous said...

@2:12 Calling your daughter "The Best" then going to MF.......CRAZY!

Agree with 2:00!

Anonymous said...

LOL 2:12

Match Fit Roster of 30

You were the CRACK!!!!!

Anonymous said...

There was no top goalie on STA just like there was no best center back. STA was fortunate to have a group of very skilled players that played their positions well.

How can a best player leave a team mid season? Being a top player is not just about skill it's about honor and character as well.

The best players don't need to run and beat others to a new team. The best players can find a spot any time.

Anonymous said...

MF will be better than STA very soon. STA will never be ECNL, they are a joke.

Anonymous said...

Honor Character That's a Joke From what I understand thats the Goalie's Fourth Club. There is 2 Good Goalies in front of her on that 30 Man Roster she will never see the field . Can You Say B-Team

Anonymous said...

How many current NJ FORCE players were at Match Fit and PDA tryouts?

Will they be there tonight?

Does anyone know?

Has RJ figured out the current coach is horrible?

That team is done --- bet the house on it

Anonymous said...

People on here say:
STA is done
NJSA is done
Force is done
GFA will fall apart

Where can all of these players possibly go?
They can't all play at MF or PDA. What teams will benefit? Will there be a move to the NPL / second tier US Club scheme teams? Most of those are pretty weak right now.

Anonymous said...

ECNL is weak. MF not top 30 in nj what a joke. Splash only top 10. Region 1 much stronger even NPL stronger t

Anonymous said...

How many current NJ FORCE players were at Match Fit and PDA tryouts?

Will they be there tonight?

Does anyone know?

Has RJ figured out the current coach is horrible?

That team is done --- bet the house on it

Anonymous said...

Whatever - we don't need reruns.

Anonymous said...

Tryouts full of sta and Nj force players tonight.. As expected

Anonymous said...

Wonder how many showed for NJ FORCE tryouts tonight?

Anonymous said...

Any reports from any tryouts tonight?m

Anonymous said...

I count at least 4 from force and 5 from sta

Anonymous said...

Glad parents stopped drinking Second Tier Academy Kool aid. 5 kids left the U 14 team mid season.. How many u13 will leave after spring season? Congratulations to all that leave.

Anonymous said...

How did Force and Wildcata tryouts go
.

Anonymous said...

Do not know wildcats. Force was only with the players from the team ( the few left) . No new players at all

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

It's 12:05 am. Is STA day over. WOW. Whose up Next.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard about the ECNLI league that is starting next year? Apparently the continental United States doesn't have strong enough competition so teams will now travel internationally to play league games at u14. This new league will not play regular ECNL teams because they are not elite enough.

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Anonymous said...

Force had about 6 new girls come to the first try out. That is a fact.

Anonymous said...

Why is always about

"
Oh yeah and your daughter in getting a full ride because you know everything about D1 soccer,
"

You ever think that there are plenty of parents on this site that have a kid that want's to play in an Olympic game?

But you'll be the first to tell them do you know the chance of that happening is slim to none, right!!!

Without even thinking that some of these kids are dual citizens and might be able to play international ball at a much younger age than any of our kids.

But we'll be the first to knock them for trying to put their kids in the best training positions and to build up their resumes at the same time.

Yup


Anonymous said...

8:47 LMFaO . You are why there are a thousand guys trying to start "academies" in NJ . You are one big dollar sign for them. I have a bridge to sell you .

Anonymous said...



Force had about 6 new girls come to the first try out. That is a fact.

BUT THEY ARE LOSING AT LEAST 8, so good luck with that....

Sad that the coach posted on the sight....proves how much of a psycho he is, amongst other things

Anonymous said...

Hey 918, you are the moron. There ARE future Olympians somewhere. Heck, at U13 Carli Lloyd had to be talked into going back to try out for ODP because she hadn't made the cut the year before. She never thought she had a chance. She also came through a small club. Just because your daughter can't make it doesn't mean other girls aren't good enough. I can't see my daughter getting there either, but when she matures and learns her new body, maybe things change. I personally wouldn't put out the money, but those that have it to spend might have a "cut at U12" future Olympian. Who are you to judge?

Anonymous said...

You keep LMFaO all you want pal.

Anonymous said...


Does anyone have info on turnout for the Match Fit tryouts last night? Was it a good turnout?

Anonymous said...

any one know how match fit tryouts were last night?

Anonymous said...

Please take the time to read thsi post that was on the u-14 blog in response to the all familiar type A sports dad. This dad in my view totally gets it. Parents living thru your children and putting undue pressure on them beware. This time goes by fast! it should be enjoyable..

Sports is not life. Family . education,support systems, that is life. Soccer is a game that can teach life lessons but you are overdramatizing how important sports is about life and most kids, even your precious PDAer will not be playing sports by her sophomore year in college. I think you are exhibiting what is exactly wrong about soccer and the soccer world. I prefer the model of a bunch a kids growing up from a town, liking each other and trying to build something from the time they are little kids through high school. The parents know each other and are friends the kids live near each other so hang together. Whether Highland, PDA, NJSA, Match Fit, etc. You now have a bunch of kids where the parents and the players exhibit the same selfish attitude as you do. They do not socialize and are not friends off the field. There is something great about being part of something bigger that grows and develops. Your precious PDA or any big club teaches the very precious lessons of how to talk behind others people back, how to win at all costs, how to channel your own parental insecurities through your child's soccer play. Your PDA and other like programs, you selfish attitude, your parents pushing decisions on your kids that they don't really want are the reasons kids stop playing sports.

Let me share with you a little secret. 60% of boys and 80% of girls drop out of sports by the time they are 12. A large part of this is because kids do not need to be learning life lessons at 12. Of the remaining kids, more than half of those kids will drop out of sports in high school. Why because they are teenagers and they want to have a life that sports has held them back from. And here is the last little secret, your PDA player and any other player, if they are playing through high school and are fortunate to make to college sports you stand a good chance of dropping out at college. Statistics vary, but about 40% of all college athletes drop out of their sport and the statistics are higher for girls. When you read articles about why people drop out of sports in college, it's 3 reasons, not enough time balance for schooling, it is having a social life, and third it is freedom from not having to disappoint their parents. So I guess the life leeson that you would take from this is that 80% of our kids are quitters by age 12 and a larger portion are quitters as you follow them through high school and there are even further quitters who can't hack sports as a full-time job in college balanced with their education and social life. That sad commentary is that you probably beleive that.

Anonymous said...

Match Fit, 4/23

47 girls at tryout

17 were between 4-10 and 5-1

22 were between 5-2 and 5-5, then the rest were taller.

40 pony tails, 7 with just the head band

20 had Gatorade, 7 Vitamin water, 14 just water and 6 some other drink

I have the breakdown on race as well but cant really get into that.

Anonymous said...

So this U14 poster gets it in your opinion.

I have to strongly disagree and I think it's sad how people look down on those who strive to be the best and strive to provide the best opportunities for their children. Is it better for parents to pressure their children to be in all honors or AP classes in high school, or would you agree that is as detrimental to a child's development? I have witnessed some of the unhappiest kids who were near the top of their class academically because of the pressure put on them by their parents.
It's a better experience to play on your town team through U18 than to look for a more competitive atmosphere for your child? First of all the town team that stays together is the exception and I have experienced both and to be honest the town team was the most dysfunctional youth sports environment I have experienced. It wasn't until we left that atmosphere and were surrounded by people who had the same commitment as we did that my child began to develop to her level. The parents are committed to their children without being over bearing. I also find that many of my daughter's teammates are very well-rounded off the pitch as well.
You talk about how people leave the sport after a certain age. Well, the older you get, the more specialized any sport becomes, and only the most talented and hard-working will survive.
For every high level player that quits the sport in college, there are hundreds who have used the sport to help with an education and to develop relationships that can spearhead their future careers.
To those of you forcing their children to do something they don't want to do, shame on you. To the rest of us who see the love our children have of the sport they chose to play, keep supporting them whatever way you think is right and don't let negativity, wherever it comes from, get in the way. You'll know when she has had enough.

Anonymous said...

Force had about 6 new girls come to the first try out. That is a fact.

BUT THEY ARE LOSING AT LEAST 8, so good luck with that....

Sad that the coach posted on the sight....proves how much of a psycho he is, amongst other things


WHAT ARE THE OTHER THINGS? I have heard a lot of nightmare stories about that guy!

Anonymous said...

totally agree with the above poster and not Dr. Phil or Debbie Downer @ 11:06. You can spout off all kinds of statistics and percentages all you want. If you have a kid who is really driven, talented and wants to persue soccer as an avenue for education or character building etc, so be it. I also agree that some town teams are some of the most disfunctional organizations I have been associated with. Your antiquated, Mayberry - andy Griffin view of the way "town sports" should be makes me giggle.
My son has been on a high level team for years, kids form all over and they are all like minded, they are around each other 3 times a week for practice and then on weekends for tournaments...do you think it bothers him they are not from the same town. I dont know how you can say that they dont socialize or are friends off the field...it's impossible when you play high level. That is the main part pf being a team! If there is a player that doesnt talk to anyone, comes and goes to practice and games, they will not last long on that team at all as they will feel like outsiders. You or your kid I am guessing has never felt pride in team, pride in orgnaization the feeling of playing for each other, feeling like you dont want to let your team down. By agreeing with the original blogger who posted it shows a very closed minded and bogus and yes ignorant point of view...and by calling our only PDA, Matchfit, NJSA (the academies)...its obvious their kid was not good enough and by agreeing I guess neither was yours. High level soccer is not for everyone, why assume anyone and everyone involved is being pushed and somehow being cheated of their childhood. Should we have our kids at home, looking at their phones so us as parents can enjoy them?

Anonymous said...

It's so easy to rip on the 'evil soccer mom or dad' (who is obviously living through their children). But hey, they tell part of the the story with statistics so it must be true. Dr. Phil sounds about right

Anonymous said...

It's so easy to rip on the 'evil soccer mom or dad' (who is obviously living through their children). But hey, they tell part of the the story with statistics so it must be true. Dr. Phil sounds about right

Anonymous said...

PDA Shore u14 (fall)
10 players showed 2nd tryout,
only 2 girls with real soccer ability.
LP told players that if not enough interest of 27 players that signed up, with 10 showing at 2nd tryout they would not have a team. But would email certain players to keep them in the PDA Family.

Anonymous said...


Match Fit is the more interesting story line. I don't think anyone thought that PDA Shore would draw any talent at U14 to many other options in the area that are better right now.

Match Fit has the ECNL exposure as part of the offering, could be very attractive too many. I see that many have asked but there has been no real confirmation on how many showed to tryouts, heard that many from NJ Force, NJ Wildcats, PDA, STA, NJX and Brick and others would show. Was anybody really there that could give a valid update?

Anonymous said...

MF no draw this year,if they get some players and prove they can win maybe next year,,,,

Anonymous said...

1:39 "FAMILY" no such thing. Till the next best player comes along or the grassis greener over there!There is no commitment from either side the player(parent) or the Team. That is the problem with youth soccer!

Anonymous said...

Yes, that is the main problem, lack of commitment from all involved. The evidence is that currently many of the top tier teams are experiencing problems, more so than ever. Takes away from the entire experience for all involved, most importantly, the kids.

Anonymous said...



Hummmm....Are the top teams where the players are that are committed to the game?

Anonymous said...

Maybe, until thier kid isnt getting enough playing time or doesnt start or isnt in the position they think they should be....

Anonymous said...

"That is the problem with youth soccer!"

If you want your kid to play with the best players how do all the best players get on the same team?

Some have to be let go. SO if Clubs/teams are looking for the best players to be in one place to satisfy that need. Isn't it normal for kids to leave and look for the right fit also?

Why is that a problem?
You don't want commitment or loyalty do you?

That would be like saying a club coach also coaches ODP and selects all the players from his/her team. Lots of better players wouldn't have a spot if that was the case - thank god that doesn't happen for real.

Anonymous said...

Too many drink the kool-ade.

What is wrong with youth soccer in NJ?

How about all of you?

You live through your daughter, you never achieved any success in sports when you were a child.

Or you may be a troll on this blog trying to stir things up?

Maybe it is the second rate coaches at 2nd rate academies (really just a club) who milk you at of money to support their life?

It isn't the players, a lot of talent in NJ! Enjoy watching my daughter and her team compete against good teams week in and week out.

Find a place for your daughter, wether it is a top team like PDA Splash or a top edp team like Brick or a town team that competes at JAGS level. They should all be challenged to get better and the games should be competitive each week. Training should be quality. But they have to love the game, that is the impetus to it all.

Players will leave and often come back to many teams, you will see. On the top teams, only 11-14 players will see any significant time. That is just the way it works. That is why there is constant movement. Oh yeah, and where a parent thinks that her daughter is better than she is, and she is on a top team getting 5 min a game or plays on the 'b' team getting beat by teams she used to play for long ago. Funny how that works.

Anonymous said...



Can you guess who this coach/DOO is?

Incompetent, liar, embezzler, thief, and a few words that are unspeakable.

DOO = director of operations (for this 2nd rate academy)

Anonymous said...

Can you give us another hint????

Anonymous said...

KM

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Andy

Anonymous said...

I thought it was ex force coach

Anonymous said...

Are there any current U14 PDA players that are playing up right now, but will need to go age appropriate next year? They would probably bump Splash girls and cascade down.

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