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.
two scholarships??? i hope for just one for my kid.
7:22Didn'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.
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.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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Good advice, particularly if something suddenly comes up, like if my daughter gets hit in the face by an errant ball.
I never thought I would wish for this......SLICK come back,these new guys are the worst...
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.
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..........
10:03 - Considering the crew on this blog, I would add to your list: Janice - Maggie Wheeler (in character). My apologies to 10:50.
9:14 "Maggie" is at least third on that list. And I'm sure she's a great soccer player too.
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.
Seems like some anger management is in order.
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.
Wrong again - just check the top programs in Bergen County - FRESHMEN.
808this is a u16 blog,not u17 ,go where you belong.....those teams wont have a shot at u17,diffrent world my little friend.....
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 ?
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....
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....
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!
2016 WAGS TournamentGirls U16 - SHOWCASE IBracket 01 BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02 (VA)HFC READY 2001 (PAE)NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)PREMIER SC STRIKERS (MD)Bracket 02LEE 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 03UNITED MOUNT PLEASANT USA 01 PREMIER I (SC)ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED (VA)CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE (NYE)LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED (VA)
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?
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.
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So yet again Cats are only NJ team in top bracket, and only team at WAGS in top 3. why?
Only team from nj to apply?
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.
Watch out for Bracket #3's LoudonDirty team.
2:05 What is Kean?
WAGS,,,,LOL<<<<save your money....WAGS is for u14 and under....stick with HS soccer,
Sorry your team didn't get accepted
Kean is a university in NJ. Based on post, NJ state cup game must be held at that site.
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.
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
For a ninth grader playing HS soccer and club in Sept/Oct/Nov - YES - can be a LOT of soccerBe careful.
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.
6:41 - It's not at the same time... HS ends then club starts
Yes, 6:41Birth year system has changed this. Up til last season some 9th graders had fall club league schedulesSome clubs ARE participating in tournaments during the fall, with their HS age players, however
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.
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.
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.
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)
Let's go wildcats!! The only NJ team in the top bracket of jags !
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
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.
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.
Most likely divorced and paying high alimony for breast implants....If only they could "de-bark" some of those women...
@ 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.
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. Bethesda2. NEWSS3. CASL4. EDP5. PA Classics (have to add this one since they are now GDA and might get a big turnout)6. Disney
EDP Girls U16 2001 South Fall GamesDE UNION ORANGE '01 DELAWARE RUSH DE RUSH '01FREEDOM UNITED (MD)SAC PREMIER BLUE (MD)
CASL SHOWCASE, JEFFERSON SHOWCASE
Any local Nj clubs going to wags?
Wildcats are and are looking good.
I'll be the judge of that, 7:03
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)
Hear a rumor that STA was bought out by Princeton training company! Any truth to it?
Heard PDA will be pulling their teams out of the ECNL because of their DA status!
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 answerFunny 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.
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? :)
And if Dr Temple doesn't help, try Dr Kevorkian
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.
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!
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.
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.
Aren't the EDP games more or less local?
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, Pts1: FORCE FC FORCE 02 1-0-0, 8-0, 32: SDFC 2002G YELLOW 1-0-0, 8-1, 33: ARSENAL PREMIER FC 1-0-0, 3-0, 34: TSF ACADEMY 2003G 0-0-1, 0-3, 05: LAGRANGE STRIKERS 0-0-1, 1-8, 06: WAYNE SC GGG 2002 0-0-1, 0-8, 0Girls U15 2002 1st Division Central W-D-L, GF-GA, PtsN/A: HFC READY 2002N/A: MONTGOMERY UNITED MONU 02'SN/A: SJEB RUSH 02 GIRLS ACADEMY WHITEN/A: WARRINGTON FC NINJAS 1: NEW JERSEY RUSH 02 GREY 1-0-0, 2-1, 32: HAVERFORD ELITE 02 0-1-0, 1-1, 12: TWIN COUNTY SA XTREME 02/03 0-1-0, 1-1, 14: CHERRY HILL FC DESTROYERS '02 0-0-1, 1-2, 0Girls U15 2002 1st Division South W-D-L, GF-GA, Pts1: HMMS IMPACT EAGLE FC 1-0-0, 7-0, 32: PIPELINE SC BLACK 1-0-0, 5-0, 33: NORTH UNITED FC RUSH 1-0-0, 6-2, 34: SUPERNOVA FC 02G BLACK 1-0-0, 2-1, 35: ARUNDEL ASA PUMAS '02 1-0-0, 1-0, 36: HYS THUNDER BLACK 0-0-1, 1-2, 07: BALTIMORE BAYS LIGHTNING 0-0-1, 0-1, 08: SAC PREMIER BLUE 0-0-1, 2-6, 09: CESC CALVERT-ELITE '02 0-0-1, 0-5, 010: PHWM SC 2002 RED 0-0-1, 0-7, 0
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?
It still can be sort of like that if you avoid certain leagues.
This is a u16 board! why are we talking u15? EDP is a glorified JAGS league.
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!
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.
Gfa still #1
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 GirlsAlbertson SC Fury 01 ECNLContinental FC ECNLEast Meadow Soccer Club ECNL 01FC Bucks ECNL 01 FC BucksFC Copa RomaNew York Surf Soccer Club G01Lehigh Valley United FC 2001 Girls BlackMassapequa NPL 01 CosmosMatch Fit Academy NE NPL 01NJ Stallions Academy Freedom NJ StallionsNew York Surf Soccer Club G01 LIPDA MadridPDA SplashPenn Fusion SA '01g ECNLManhattan Soccer Club PridePrinceton Soccer Association IGFA 01Pittsburgh Riverhounds Development AcademySJEB RUSH 01 GIRLS ACADEMYSTA Morris United NPL 01SUSA FC Academy Elite G01SUSA FC Academy G01 NPLSyracuse Development AcademyNew York Soccer Club Elite 2001 SapphireWorld Class FC ECNL 01
Where did you get this list? The web site doesn't have it posted yet
GFA is U17, is it not?Shame. Would have been great for the division of they had their '01s stick around
Any inside scoop on teams accepted to Disney?
Yes. They will be playing in Florida.
Disney Girls U16 teams NY/NJ/PA1776 United FC Xtreme FC Copa Academy G00 NPL RomaGreater Binghamton FC 01 SelectManhattan SC Pride 01 NPLMassapequa Soccer Club NPL '01 CosmosNew York Surf Soccer Club G01 LINJ Stallions Academy 01 Freedom NPLNJ Wildcats Fury-NPLSJEB Rush 01 Girls AcademySTA 2001G NPLSUSA ELITE G01SUSA ISA NPL G01Watchung Hills Soccer Association NJ Elite FlamesYMS Premier 01' Banshees
Disney accepted team list is out. Just look it up
NY Surf Long Island is a sham
Thanks 11:33 and 7:24NJ douches no doubt
Saw the "applied teams" list which is very long. Is accepted out for Disney? Or, are the teams above noted accepted?
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.BethesdaEDPNEWSSCASLPA ClassicsDisney
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.
VA checking in here!!
First major of the young season.2016 WAGS Tournament Girls U16SHOWCASE IBracket 01 BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02 (VA)HFC READY 2001 (PAE)NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)PREMIER SC STRIKERS (MD)Bracket 02LEE 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 03ARLINGTON 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.
First major of the young season.2016 WAGS Tournament Girls U16SHOWCASE IIBracket 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 02HAMILTON ELITE FC - ACADEMY AVALANCHE (NJ)SAC PREMIER BLUE (MD)VIRGINIA LEGACY SC CCL ELITE (VA)NASA-TOPHAT NTH TOPHAT-01 GOLD (GA)Bracket 03VIRGINIA RUSH 01G (VA)CUTLER RIDGE SC CRS FURY 01/02 GIRLS WHITE (FL)FCV ASHBURN HEAT (VA)LAGRANGE RAGE (NYE)Bracket 04MD 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 IIIBracket 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 02DELAWARE RUSH DE RUSH '01 (DE)DYNAMO SC 01G (VA)PREMIER ANGELS (MD)CHARLOTTE UNITED PALMETTO FUTBOL CUPUFC 01 GIRLS SELECT (SC)Bracket 03VSA 01G NPL ACADEMY (VA)NYSA ARSENAL 01 EGSL-GRANCE (NV)TRIANGE FUTBOL ALLIANCE TFCA 01 SELECT GIRLS (NC)PWSI COURAGE 01G NPL (VA)Bracket 04VYS PHOENIX '01 (VA)LAKE NORMAN SC 01 ECLIPSE BLUE (NC)FC BUCKS NORTH SHOCKERS NPL (PAE)FREDERICKSBURG FC 01 GIRLS BLACK (VA)Bracket 05CYA 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)
Beware of the dirty-playing Loudon Red team..Be on the officials early to call it tight
Wildcats all the way
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 flightsShowcase IBRYC 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 IIFC VIRGINIA UNITED ELITE 01 (VA)SAC PREMIER BLUE (MD)BEACH FC RED 01 (VA)Showcase IIIPWSI COURAGE 01G NPL (VA)FC BUCKS NORTH SHOCKERS NPL (PAE)
NATIONAL LEAGUE(1) Fall Showcase | Wilson, N.C.Greater Binghamton FC 01 Select BRYC Elite Academy 01/021776 United FC 01 Xtreme Century V 01 GoldBeadling Elite 01FC Frederick 01(2) DISNEY SOCCER SHOWCASE | ORLANDOGreater Binghamton FC 01 Select (NY-W)BRYC Elite Academy 01/02 (VA)(3) PLAYERS COLLEGE SHOWCASE | LAS VEGAS1776 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 XtremeBeadling SC Elite
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.
2016 WAGS TournamentGirls U16 SHOWCASE IBracket 01BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02 (VA) HFC READY 2001 (PAE)NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL (NJ)PREMIER SC STRIKERS (MD) Bracket 02FLORIDA 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 03ARLINGTON 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.
What is ERL?
ERL (Eastern Regional League) is the new version of Region I.
thank you. wow. just what soccer needed, another league. how do we keep up?
not another league ... just renamed ... same league that's always been there
Skipping showcase this weekend for a high school playoff gameKeep in mind when viewing results that some top players could be following suit.
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 UniversityBrown UniversityBucknell UniversityCanisius CollegeCollege of CharlestonCollege of William and MaryColumbia UniversityDrexel UniversityElon UniversityFairleigh Dickinson UniversityGeorge Mason UniversityHoward UniversityIona CollegeJacksonville UniversityJames Madison UniversityLa Salle UniversityLiberty UniversityLongwood UniversityLoyola University - MarylandMorehead State UniversityNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyOld Dominion UniversityPenn StatePresbyterian CollegeQuinnipiac UniversityRobert Morris UniversitySaint Joseph's UniversityTemple UniversityTowson UniversityUnited States Military AcademyUnited States Naval AcademyUniversity of DelawareUniversity of Maryland - Baltimore CountyUniversity of Maryland - College ParkUniversity of Massachusetts - LowellUniversity of the PacificUniversity of VirginiaVirginia Commonwealth UniversityVirginia Military InstituteVirginia TechWinthrop University
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.
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.
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 STRIKERS1 BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/020 LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED2 ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED
Some more results from Showcase I:1 HFC READY 2001 3 NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One more posted result.1 NEW YORK SC ELITE G01 SAPPHIRE 1 ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED
Were all others canceled? Makes sense.
1 BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/021 NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL0 HFC READY 20012 PREMIER SC STRIKERS6 STORM SSA 01 GIRLS BLACK0 LEE MOUNT VERNON SC PATRIOTS 01 RED0 LEE MOUNT VERNON SC PATRIOTS 01 RED 3 LOUDOUN SOCCER 01G RED1 PINECREST PREMIER 2001-G BLUE 2 CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCEMy takeaways after two daysLMVSC & HFC Ready will not bein top flights going forwardboth 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
2 NEW YORK SC ELITE G01 SAPPHIRE0 STORM SSA 01 GIRLS BLACK3 ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED0 CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCEGoing into Day 3PTs (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 games3 (+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.
Correction Going into Day 3PTs (GD)7 (+5) ARLINGTON SA 2001 GIRLS RED (VA) **3 games6 (+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)
Cats making NJ proud. Say what you want to say, no other NJ team represented.
@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.
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!
And no pun intended with the usual rain as far as the "watered down" reference.
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.
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?
sorry, auto correct...threw out not through out.
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!
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 placementWAGS Showcase I10 (+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 II9 (+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) -----------------------------------------------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)
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
@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.
Wildcats coach I'm sure played to win as that his is low level ability to understand how things really work as he is only looking to line his pockets with parents that are uneducated on the correct approaches. It won't last long as Cedar Stars will be taking all the better players & any coach decent enough to help get players to them. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Yeah right. We are all lining up to join those 2 Shysters on the girls side at Cedar Stars! Those 2 have been with every Club in the state of NJ between them. And a cloud of corruption has followed them from stop to stop.
Cedar Stars doesn't have any teams on girls side that will be in decent flights at showcase age groups U15-U17. Their U14 team last year, NJCSA Elite was a pretty good team, a flight 3 Finalist at Bethesda but all but 1 player from that team left this year rather than play for the new coaches and new DOC at Cedar Stars. It is a Catch 22 at the Showcase age groups. If you don't get good results you will be flighted low and if you want to play at a D1 School you need to be on a competitive Team that plays in the F1 or at least F2 or those coaches will not be at your teams games. The College Coaches at D1 Level want to see prospects playing against top level competition to get a realistic look at a player.
Cedar has team that left Cats and went to Cedar Stars, that team should be top or 2nd flight, depending on tournament.
And yes, those guys have been around the block for sure. but many kids love to play for them. They are passionate
There is no team that left Cats and went to Cedar Stars. Notice you didn't mention the age group?This is another example of the dishonest and dishonorable way you promote and run your soccer business.
There may be some players who love to play for them, but saying"players love to lay for them is false". There are many of us out there who have been burned by these 2 and wouldn't let our children go near them. Just ask around at any of the clubs they have worked for as well.
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8:52We'd appreciate it if you could give some specifics on how players/parents were "burned" by Cedar Stars.Thanks
I think the poster was clear that these 2 have history of "burning" players, teams and clubs" and quick exits one step ahead of the Dog Catcher at their many previous stops. Clubs, Teams and players have been left to fold or dig their way out in the wake of their exits. Further proof that nothing will change is that the lying has continued in the form of these pipe dreams about players and teams all leaving their strong and highly flighted teams at U15-u17 showcase years to play for these weak and unproven Cedar Stars Teams. It is ridiculous to try and build their teams through lies and trying to mislead players into coming to them by false promises and making up stories about the players they have on board. What happens when these players who they do hoodwink into moving find out the truth about the make up and quality of their "new" Teams? The same thing that has always happened in the past, broken promises and the kids pay the price.
Well said. Couldn't agree more. Leopards don't change their spots.
With BYC, U15 is now a semi-showcase age group. Some tournaments have a U15 showcase format, some do not start showcase format until U16. In any event, U15s will not be a high showcase priority. Therefore, as always, team play remains important for team reputation as teams move forward to true showcasing at U16.
It's because the early recruiting has increased in U15 as well. The college coaches want to see showcases for the younger kids.
Yep. Just saw a 2020 ND commit (MN Thunder Academy) posted on the recruiting sheet/list. wow!
Team that "left Cats and went to C Stars" is NJCSA Elite (last year U14)
Yes, congratulations to the 9th - and even 10th graders that commit early (Rutgers just added a ninth grader, I believe)For the family that does commit this soon, you have to figure thata) there is a strong tie to the school aside from soccerb) MUCH money is being guaranteedc) both
The u14 Wild Cats Galaxy just moved to Cedars as U15. Girls U15 (2002) CEDAR STARS ACADEMY - MONMOUTH 2002 GALAXY. And we know the coaches very well. lets put it this way, with the younger kids, who do not care about winning they are not for them. For older kids who want to win they are good. They also do decent training.
All the Cedar Stars-Wildcats posts are nothing but noise. All I need to know is Cedar Stars is a member of the Girls Development Academy and my daughter will be at the try outs.This other nonsense that posters are carrying on about means absolutely NOTHING!!
Not talking about the Monmouth team, 12:14Cedar Stars bought up a slew of teams. Monmouth just one of the many. Nothing special there - I was talking about NJCSA Elite (The CSA stands for Cedar Stars, get it?)
@4:15, yes sir, very involved with situation, Cedar Stars etc. I like that CSA/NJCSA has DA, of course that should attract many top lady players all over. But can they win, can they beat PDA, MF, GFA, Wild Cats, Boca, NJ Rush, SJEB, that is the question. Lets see how many leave those teams for the DA at Cedars?
Correct me if I'm wrong 12:37 - but so what if they can't win as long as they play the right way - calm and under control - none of this STEP - WINDOW - SEND IT stuff. A team that plays like that with good soccer athletes can do well but that doesn't mean the players are better. The team might be better but so what I don't care besides talking about the results on this board.
MF is clear top team at this age,with the new girls they pick up,they can now score up top,look for them to be top team around
11:45 Have you seen the WC roster that is posted on the ECNL website? Looks like they picked up the top players from NYSC including the National team goalie. ECNL will have some great games this year
Again not true. last years U14 NJCSA Team left as a team and went to Boca for U15 last I heard rather than play for coaches at Cedar Stars. Only 1 or 2 players from last years U14G NJCSA Elite stayed on at Cedar Stars.
12:04Yes, World Class did a fine job in the offseason with their recruiting pitches/tryout turnout.But are players that go there getting better?
WC is always good, for several years. Always.
I guess we'll all see, but the WC girls that were there before the birth year split did win this conference 2 years ago, and the PDA team that won this age group last year were mostly 2000's. All the shake ups for all teams should be good.
"WC is always good"Sure. But in GOOD there are different levels.
Stallions U16 are solidBut I heard they amassed their point total using guest players (5th in NYCSL NPL but second in NJ?)
relax stallion dad,gfa moved on so you may win something this year.
Quite a few solid teams in NYCSL NPL at U16Should be a fun season(I will read now as you rip each team to pieces, 8:47)
8:47 so the GFA 01 team at CASL is not the good one? Ouch - they used the Good team's account and will probably placed very high. If they have a bad event (easy games for the other teams)they might not see another high flight again and GFA will have a black eye for trying to play the system.So either you don't know what you are talking about or GFA will hurt the 01s by putting them in a position to fail if what you write is true and the good GFA team is 00. Only time will tell.
Stallions u16 have never used a guest player for any event. They simply played too much soccer in the spring season with region 1 all the showcases and the npl. They will always be a strong team with their brand of soccer and will feature in the top brackets of all major showcases. This fall its surf, casl and disney. A great platform for those wishing to get top exposure for their kids.
Sure - just players that came in and arent there anymore
GFA top team went '00 but with some '01 playersTHe '01 NPL team is last year's U14 plus whoever was addedBUT....of course they will bring '01s from their team that is playing UP (the best team they have) when they attend CASL and other eventsWill you see some of them play NPL games as well? Maybe.
10:46 that's my point big diff between last year's u14 & U15 teams for GFA.Those 01 have to be magic because they will be placed in a high flight at CASL against top 01 teams and with BYC a bad showing will kill future top flights for any team not showing well. If the team is ready it's a spring board but if they are not they will go down the list of showcase flights when it matters the most.My point is be honest with your teams as this will be the most important time first look after BYC. So do you play to win or to showcase? The last thing you want is to lose 5-0 in a top flight 3 times.
Likely they are taking their top team to CASL, minus the '00s, of course.'01s from the actualy U16 NPL team will be sprinkled inGFA Princeton NPL U17 is not attending
are casl brackets out? should be
Just for U15
Forget CASL that's in Dec how about Bethesda? 20 days away
IGFA #1 .... Two age groups 00/01 .. Can't wait for high school season to be over .
everybody talks without knowing facts . yes 7:28 only time will tell.
Lol HS school is almost over and all the idiots are back already. Great.
GFA buried in lower bracket at casl.
11:30 Like I said before only time will tell. The teams in flights that don't belong will show it and it will be obvious to the Spring tournaments who belongs and who doesn't. The one thing college coaches hate more than anything is watching a game that's not close it's a waste of everyone's time.
12:29 absolutely right. This season is more meaningful as a learning to play together season than for results. In the spring we will see who is who. People on the u15 blog making assumptions based on scrimmages. Just plain stupid.
Thanks 1:06If you look at Discovery Cup you can see that McLean is a top flight team and 1776 isn't. Not because they won 2-0. But by what they did in group play 23-1 goal differential to 9-0. I hate saying it - but know more than ever if a team can drop a 10 to prove they are in the wrong flight they should do it. BYC is a do over and by crushing the other team there is nothing to discuss, look at NEFC last year they dropped double digits when ever they could. They should never try to stop scoring it's the the other teams job to stop them. No one benefits if you take your foot off the gas you just make the event people look bad as they wasted everyone's time.McLean won 2 games 13-1 vs the same teams 1775 played and beat 5-0. yes it's a showcase and everyone should play that why mcLean proved to be a deep top flight team while 1776 did not, in my opinion. No knock on 1776 as this was a warm up for their NL games wish them luck.Also adding Albertson was out scored 1-6 by mclean and 1776 not even sure where i would add them. They are lucky events like CASL will keep them away from some of the non-ecnl premier teams.1776 UNITED FC XTREME4-0 BETHESDA SC STORM 011-0 ALBERTSON SC FURY '01 ECNL4-0 QUICKSTRIKE FC QSFC 01' NPLMCLEAN ECNL5-1 ALBERTSON SC8-0 BETHESDA SC STORM 0110-0 ELITE S.C. PREMIER
Teams use players that wont be with them the entire season. Thus early scores can be misleading.
misleading or not -you can't throw them away and give a team a bye are you saying Albertson should be given a bye for getting creamed and McLean's early dominance means nothing when you compare the two.So you would flight Albertson higher? BYC created a do over right now we don't know who's who. These early results will clear that up.McLean head and shoulders above Albertson and 1776 when you look at the Discovery Cup field of teams. Players make choices all the time to play or not to play a good team doesn't skip a beat and doesn't rely on a player or two.
Sorry to change the topic but I was wondering if any parents have used a good video editing software for putting together and highlighting clips? Ideally for apple. Secondly it seems like there are aton of college recruiting websites. Anyone really like any of them? They mostly seem like a waste of money.
9:23 I give you credit. Our first time around with HS soccer spiling to club after club spilled right into HS.Our kid will be taking it easy this winter and going forward only what club is doing in regards to training - no leagues and games.
7:36 - No credit due to 9:23. It's a spam post fishing for people willing to check out the link. Don't follow the link. I don't there is even such a league.
Meant to say, "I don't think there is even such a league."
is CaptainU a good site to invest in for recruiting?
What is the point to posting misinformation (also called outright lies) on a girls youth soccer blog? this is not a political blog . please be honest. if you don't have actual facts, don't post. Only the team members (and sometimes not even then) know the actual facts.
Facts? Cmon. This is the place for hearsay, rumors, and more.
EDP Cup Fall Showcase brackets are out, more teams than I thought are headed to this, in light of other Nov events to go to.
Agreed with fall showcase. Many team, but Betheseda is week before, and Newws weekend after, leaving this weekend open in a way. Plus hs is over.
Maybe I'm missing something I see the list of coaches attending the EDP CUP Fall showcase many are coming from Division 3 schools. I was told Division 3 schools cannot offer athletic scholarships so what is the point for them to attend showcase and recruit girls for the school? Doesn't that cost money to the school for those coaches to go away and attend and recruit.
Probably better for the D3 coach to know who is coming in, rather than just waiting for the first day of his tryouts, no?Yes, players do COMMIT to D3s, even with no money. And coaches plan ahead - using - in part - showcases.
Not always about the dollars it's also about getting into a school you wouldn't have gotten into with your grades.
4:56 makes a point 5:51 if you are saying soccer will get a child into a school of choice even without the grades does that justify the recruiting dollars spent on a girl wasting a school's funding trying to get recruit for D3 if she has below or average grades for that school. Would it be a school's objective to target a student with better grades that has a better overall chance to get $$$. Word of advice as I've had an older daughter go through the recruiting process soccer is soccer but no school will ever turn down a child for good grades.
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