Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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Anonymous said...

I think the EDL/NPL teams should be in their own division and play all the other NPL teams home and away between fall & spring and let all those games decide the team that hoes to nationals.
Other than that, if all the rumors hold true with both force teams and Americana dropping out, all the divisions will suffer. Maybe just one EDP first division without npl teams that has brick, freehold, gfa, toms river, nhp, holmdel, & stronghold maybe. Freehold could be dropped down and maybe a south team instead.
Also depends on who else makes the move in or out of edp.

Anonymous said...

Couple problems with that. Too many bad npl teams that would keep losing. Second thing is teams came to edp to play good teams. If you pull NYSC or barons out, the better non npl teams are shortchanged. They all want the chance to prove npl designation is meaningless. The home and home could still work with how it is now anyway. Npl matches are add ins if needed.

Anonymous said...

Those teams were just examples - not saying they are the only good ones.

Anonymous said...

not the previous pot stirrer, but I heard a bunch of the americans are going to Stallions. IMHO, stallions will have to break into two teams and the top team will fair pretty well.(in top tourneys but mid flight)

Anonymous said...

EDL very weak after NYSC Copa and barons. Teams such as jersey united , smithtown, , tsf, stallions simply bad,. Wildcats ok -not much better. Thes teams would be better off in EDP ....much better compettion.

Anonymous said...



Some better posts recently on this site. Still the person that keeps trying to stir the pot. Just sad.

What I find most annoying with this age group is the lack of loyalty, but it is expected, when people pay a lot of money for their child to play a sport any sport the expectations are very high. And the way most people voice their opinions on here, they judge everything on wins, bottom line. Don't be surprised when you begin to see a new wave of players at U15 - U17 that have developed and prospered on teams you didn't think were good. Many from town type teams, many from other so called academies. They are there and getting better, that is a fact. So I do agree when people state that teams will get better and some will go the other direction. Whether it be from acquiring new players from other teams or from good training, hard work and believing in a system. And many players (a lot) even very good players will walk away from the game, to pursue other interests or they may just be burned out. Of course, I am speaking in general terms, so please don't over react. Just points for debate not bashing.

The soccer world shrinks drastically over time. So good luck to all players may they all play to their potential and above. And hope they get to play at the highest level that they seek to compete in over the next several years.



Anonymous said...

Copa numero 1 !!! You will see!

Anonymous said...

7:25 another idiot clearly not from Copa. We actually started good conversations today and stopped being stupid for once... then here you are again.

Anonymous said...

Any one else smell the crap through the electronic medium???

Anonymous said...

Copa copa copa copaaaaaa!

Anonymous said...

At first the COPA posts were funny now the COPA troll is just plain annoying. Not sure what COPA did to him to make him so bitter.

Anonymous said...

Get it Copa troll? We are all bored.

Anonymous said...

How about some soccer talk? What are some good summer soccer residency camps for our age?

Anonymous said...


If you want to stay in NJ, Princeton Soccer: breaks campers up into age groups

http://www.princetonsportscamps.com/camps/girlssoccer.html

All the PA colleges have good camps
St Joes & Penn are good options

Anonymous said...

Lots of chatter about teams that lost players. How about teams that picked up quality players. If so many players have left good teams, where did they all go?

Anonymous said...

Any thoughts on Region 1 odp tourney this weekend?

Anonymous said...

Based on the results from the "top NJ teams" this year in the big Tournaments I doubt we will see many in the top 2 flights next year. Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

You will find that the top team in nj will not participate in these tourneys.


only ecnl.

and this team beats up on teams outside of nj.


great pre ecnl record this season


Anonymous said...

Penn Camp: Age wise U13 would be in the Advanced Academy

http://www.pennsocceracademy.com/

Villanova Camp: U13 girls would be one of the younger ones there.
http://www.totalcamps.com/VWSA

Penn State Camp: offers different age groups

http://www.gopsusports.com/camps/w-soccer-fee-registration.html

Anonymous said...

I heard yms gunners in PA. are done. It's a shame that happened. The DOC "The skipper" and his little sidekick Gilligan have all their eggs in one basket. And that basket is getting old. Spend some time with all the age groups and especially the ones thy need your attention. It's safe to say you 2 morons have no idea how to run an organization. Time to pack up and go home.

Anonymous said...

Where can I find pre ECNL results from this past spring and fall season?

Anonymous said...

The ECNL doesn't want you to know the results. You might not pay again.

Anonymous said...

What's up with NJSA 0-6 in 14th place out of 15 teams with only 1 goal scored all season & 26 against? The 1 goal they scored was against Parsippany which has given up 40 this season yikes!!!! Paying a lot of money for no improvement. You are behind Parsippany enough said. Remember when NJSA was going to compete with PDA where has that gone? NJ Force team lasted 2 years as will all these fly by night so-called academies. Match Fit is suppose to be a challenger but do far all they have done is charge more for considerably less. Wake up people as you pay for these coaches vacation & get nothing back in return but big bills. Wildcats again in 8th place with no wins for the 2nd time in the 1st division of EDP & only finished in 5th place in 2nd division last season but people but into that college full ride they promise? There should be a kvass to educate these parents & players that are being taken for a ride before it's too late. Teams like NJX, Freehold etc get bashed but they aren't charging nearly what these places are & are better!

Anonymous said...

Add Brick and TRIC to that too. I agree. Waste of money for nothing in return. Coach needs inground pool this year? Lets make the roster 22! LMAO. Gullible people.

Anonymous said...



Get your facts right, if you knew the age group, you would know that neither the Brick coach or the TRIC are paid coaches. They may grow the roster size to 22, but not padding their pockets. They will have to deal with how to keep all players and families happy with playing time, that could get ugly in a hurry.

Anonymous said...

I think you misunderstood the 9:11 post. I think it was meant as a compliment. To add Brick and TRIC to the 9:00 post about basically how town teams are better than rip-off academies. Read the last line of the 9am post, then I think you'll get it.

Anonymous said...

NJSA is a joke! All players who couldnt make it anywhere else. Just another money grab. The team is horrible and getting worse. They lost there best players and replacing with less qaulity players.

Anonymous said...

I didnt know NJX was a town team? I thought it was a low level academy?

Anonymous said...



Sorry, yes misread the post. NJX is the Middletown Fusion Red team, they moved over to the other club. Not a pure town team, maybe 6 - 8 from original team at best, maybe less next year.

NJSA or NJCSA (new name) will be better over time. They have a very good coach/trainer. They have maybe 2 or 3 good players. Rumor has it the best player is leaving.

If people are willing to pay the fee's, which are less than most teams, who cares, that is their business.

Anonymous said...

NJX is under the Holmdel umbrella. Holmdel has a town travel league and thier NJX teams are above that. They have good boys teams as well.

Anonymous said...

If you are not ECNL ,nobody cares....2ndstring.....

Anonymous said...



SJEB SJEB SJEB SJEB SJEB

BRICK BRICK BRICK BRICK BRICK

NJX NJX NJX NJX NJX NJX

TRIC TRIC TRIC TRIC TRIC

OLD BRIDGE OLD BRIDGE OLD BRIDGE

STA STA STA STA STA

PDA PDA PDA PDA PDA

MATCH FIT MATCH FIT MATCH FIT MATCH FIT

WALL WALL WALL WALL

TSF TSF TSF TSF TSF

BOCA BOCA BOCA BOCA BOCA

JACKSON JACKSON JACKSON JACKSON

WILDCATS WILDCATS WILDCATS WILDCATS

FREEHOLD FREEHOLD FREEHOLD FREEHOLD

STRONGHOLD STRONGHOLD STRONGHOLD STRONGHOLD

BRIDGWATER BRIDGEWATER BRIDGEWATER BRIDGEWATER

REAL REAL REAL REAL REAL

NJ RUSH NJ RUSH NJ RUSH NJ RUSH

FC BUCKS FC BUCKS FC BUCKS FC BUCKS

LVU LVU LVU LVU LVU

NJ STALLIONS NJ STALLIONS NJ STALLIONS NJ STALLIONS

NJ CRUSH NJ CRUSH NJ CRUSH NJ CRUSH NJ CRUSH

Anonymous said...

Is this in response to Copa Copa Copa? Very random.

Anonymous said...

11:06 - great post LOL!!! Levity is good!

To the comments about "academies", note that there are only 4 true "academies" in NJ, as designated by US Soccer:

PDA
NY Red Bulls
NJSA04
Match Fit

Red Bulls doesn't have a girls team, and NJSA04 (now merged with Cedar Stars) is allegedly dropping girls (I can't substantiate that).

So there are truly only 2 academies in NJ that offer girls programs. All the rest are just clubs - town or non-affiliated. The word "academy" is a marketing ploy to make one believe that it's better than a town team. In some cases, that may well be true, in other cases, not so.

Don't be lured by the word. "Academy" is meaningless unless you are referring to the US Soccer Developmental Academy.

Anonymous said...

Why would you believe NJSA will be better? Same trainer for a while & no results. Best player on a team that scored 1 goal is leaving & how would you tell the difference? Maybe they scored the only goal vs Parsippany? How can they possibly be selling people on stay the course & by U-18 we will win games.

Anonymous said...

Match fit already ran boys program to the ground. Horribly run organization from top to bottom. Give it 3-5 years will do same with girls. They Had this age group for three years and still can't win. How is this called great training? You can put lipstick on a pig-still a pig.,

Anonymous said...

NJSA results:
18-40-8 Got Soccer games
Fall 8th place value only 3,250pts
Wall Fall Classic semis value 1,500pts
Bethesda semis value 625
NEFC no semis value 1,750pts
Delco no semis value 2,000pts

Anything lower than 8,000pts means you aren't playing top competition so when you play at these very low flights & still don't have success how can you charge people money & convince them they are getting good training??? Clubs B teams play at these level of tournaments & do better for a lot less travel & money.

Anonymous said...

There are no academy programs on the girls side at all. PDA is part if te BOYS academy program. The US academy program wants nothing to do with the girls side which is why PDA invented ECNL.

Anonymous said...



Not using NJSA as an example. Got Soccer is a trap and kind of set up poorly. So the teams that in the top will always be in the top, the reason is that the tournaments look at these points as gospel for the most part. So it is very hard to accumulate points.

The boys side uses the academy system to separate the top players, but there are flaws there because most are pay to play. That is a major issue. Much like the ECNL, all pay to play.

Some teams will seek points by entering a lot of tournaments to acquire points the best they can, for example NJX, they played a lot of tournaments and gained points. yes they had to perform. But I think a better question is "at what cost"? to the players, too many games can put players at high risk for injury.

The boys academies only allow one game per day max, much like the PDA showcase. Are we asking to much from our daughters, tournaments are a big drain on the players

NJ Cedar Stars are not walking away from girls teams, some older teams are leaving for other organizations, probably a factor of not knowing what the future held for the girls side.

Anonymous said...

NJX & Frehold better at what else other than cost.

Anonymous said...

Post 11:54 AM

Where have you been? I'd like to say I missed ya! But I would be lying.

Anonymous said...

Question was for 9:00am, but maybe missed you too could answer.
Ya know we all be looking for BETTER ...

Anonymous said...

People, you are all missing the point about Academy teams. Do you realy honestly think the PDA/MFA/NJSA/COPA/Wildcats/NJ Stallions DOC's/coaches care about wins in EDP/NPL at U12-U13? It is all about team/player development through competition. All of these Academies are building towards U15-U18 were the games and college showcases mean a lot more for these teams and players! It has been proven over the years that these players get placed into college for soccer but also based on club reputation as well and the DOC's relationship with all of these college coaches and connections. Do you think a college coach is going to talk to Mom/Dad coach or a DOC of a club about players which already has a good reputation for sending players to play in college? Does Brick, Freehold, NJX, GFA, have any older teams that are established and proven? Wake up people as you are very ignorant or blind/jealous and just don't understand....Really, winning at U13 is that important? You will all see what happens to the town teams in the next year or two. They will not exists or will be diluted of player talent as most will leave for the Academy teams that are serious about playing in college. If you are happy about Suzy/Tom winning games now, great but the real competition and preparing for the next level starts at U15. Town teams need wins now and GS points to elevate their status/ranking and try to place in high level tournaments because that's all they can sell to their parents right now! You can bash the Academies all you want but these are the players that colLege coaches will be looking at in a few years! Again, a lot of it has to do with reputation of the club and these DOC's which most of these college coaches know and talk to on a regular basis about players! Nobody is talking to the likes of Brick, GFA, TR, NJX, Freehold, as they are not proven clubs at the older age groups! If you want to look for yourself, checkout each of the town teams I named and go to the club website...You all need to educate yourself and worry about your own child and do what is best for them moving forward. This is why PDA/MFA are ECNL teams and Copa/NJ Stallions/Wildcats/SJEB/NJ Rush are EDL and members of the National Premiere League....You don't get this recognition/status unless you have quality/proven teams/club in the U14-18 age groups. Bottom line!

Anonymous said...

Tournaments, just one of the many flaws of U.S. youth soccer. You guys talk about the "academies" being about the money? Tournaments are ALL about the money, even at the risk of our daughters' well being.
There is absolutely no developmental benefit to playing more than once in a day, other than to justify ridiculous tournament fees.
Go ahead, keep chasing those points. They'll lead you right to the emergency room.

Anonymous said...

The "club status" model is flawed and doomed to fail. Clubs cannot field competive teams in all age groups. (See the ECNL... all age groups for lopsided scores. ) Region one premier type models are then only models that actually work. TEAMS are evaluated season to season on how they do and if they will be accepted next season. You don't
perform -your out. ECNL/NPL rewards clubs- not effort. That stinks of money and payoffs to me.
As far as colleges only looking at girls from those academies ....horse manure. It is up to YOU to recruit little Sally by sending her to camps of schools she has interest in and contacting the coaches themselves. and attending college showcase tournaments (both ecnl and non ecnl have these)Even then only the top .01 percent wll get full scholarships. The remainder will get nothing or partials that have to be reevaluAted year to year. If your in this for a scholarship there is a high likelihood you will be disillusioned. By the time you realize it , it's too late. Get a tutor, not PDA.

Anonymous said...

Tournaments aren't good for the kids - but they are fun. The kids like them and it is a real team building experience. I remember thinking they were awesome when I was a kid and wishing that we could do more.

But playing 5 or 6 tournaments in a season? That is silly and irresponsible. What Got Soccer should do is average your points out - if you play 6 tourneys, they should take all points earned from those tourneys and divide by 6. That way there is no reward for putting the girls on a dangerous path... but if you do well, you still get the benefit. But Got Soccer gets paid by the tournaments to use their system - so that will never happen.

Anonymous said...

Perfect example of tournament chasing and GS point is NJX. They have not beaten 1 team in NJ Top 10and won the 2nd division of EDP and actually think they are a top 10 team in NJ. If they played in the 1st flight of EDP this spring, they would not win a game. Now with players leaving this team will drop come next year along with NJ Force team done, STA players leaving, Americans merging with NJ Stallions etc... NJX lost to GFA in the fall 7-2. I did not see a score worse than that I believe all year! That is horrible to loss 7-2. The rankings are flawed and teams chasing GS points in mid-tier tournaments of course will gain points and need them as well but does not mean by far your are a "TRUE" top 10 team in the state.

Anonymous said...

NJX did get 11pts for making finals of Marlton tournament(insert laugh track), 6th place in 2nd division EDP in Fall & finalist @ Spirit with a low flight value if 4,500pts. Not much better than NJSA they just do a lot more low flight tournaments to convince themselves they are a top team. GFA is better & they are never in a top flight except EDP South division which they may finish 5th & they destroyed NJX with those players that are leaving so Got Soccer doesn't tell the whole story. Same top teams have been for the last couple of years due to coaching, training & experience playing against top competition in the Region.

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Anonymous said...

Sorry to burst the bubble but NJX has beat or tied EVERY team in the top 10 except Force and IGFA where they totally crapped the bed no excuses. Brick, NJ Crush storm , wombats, freehold,Copa (lost 2-1 this season..beat or tied otherwise) sta, real galaxy ( As Medford too) . As far as tournaments go, who cares how many they play, they have to perform to get points.
NJX not where we want to be yet, but had a good spring and working hard to improve. Leave it be and focus on your own teams,

Anonymous said...

Scholarships?

http://www.scholarshipstats.com/soccer.html

Those who think academy play guarantees you... are Suckers. Especially 12-26.

Just go to college camps, most of these girls will be walk on's anyway. Just because you have "academy" on you shirt does not make you a college player.

Anonymous said...

"Clubs cannot field competitive teams in all age groups"

Why not, given time?

Anonymous said...

When have NJX beat the Barons or STA?

Anonymous said...

12:23 Freehold Soccer League is actually a pretty successful club with many players who have gone on to play in college. You just won't see it on their website because they are not looking to make a profit!

Anonymous said...

That is true but you certainly get a lot of creditability with the colleges by a being a starter on a PDA ECNL team.
And if your daughter is an impact player on one of these teams then the match is made in heaven.

While your advice on the acadamies me be appropriate for a lot of good players , it is not appropriate for the first 13-14 players of a PDA team.

These girls are going be just fine playing where they are and the experience and atmosphere of playing with a great club where the girls are learning to compete daily is priceless.


Anonymous said...

Rebuttal to Perfect example of tournament....

I believe this is the 2nd or 3rd time you brought up the NJX loss of 7-2 I am not one to cry sour-grapes nor make excuses however I need to put some info out there that maybe some may not be aware of. All but three of the NJX players had come from playing a school basketball game.
GFA and NJX played that game on 11/30/2013, that particular day the temperature was 24 degrees (record low for that day) wind 7 mph wind gusts up to 18 mph. Few, if any wore under armor both IGA and NJX. It was bitter cold that night and if I had been the coach I would have looked to postpone the match.(not a judgment on either coach)
Yes its true ....that they didn't perform as maybe they should have, or up to your high standard.
One question for you though...were you at this game?
I watched the whole game from my car as did many others. Too cold for me, burr and I worked my whole life outdoors.
I for one commend all the girls that played in the game on that night!

Anonymous said...

NJX beat Bricktown

Also beat a number of top tens from PA (including a #1), MD and VA

Anonymous said...

Mr.1226...you have no clue. Luke earlier most kids walk on at college and tryout very few come from academy development. You have no idea what connections coaches from smaller clubs have with colleges. PDA might have a label. But if calculate the number of girls that play at pda and those that actually play in college D1 the percentages are low. Keep drinking the koolaid sucker!!!

Anonymous said...

Daddy

Please stop posting. Mom has agreed to stop. You don't know that you are taking about with your posts, and everybody knows your posts by now. It is embarassing. So please stop.

Anonymous said...

"If you are not ECNL ,nobody cares....2ndstring..... "

really? Pathetic as most of the top EDP teams would trounce most ECNL teams. Just the facts.

Anonymous said...

NJX NJX NJX NJX NJX

oh yeah

COPA COPA COPA COPA COPA

who cares?

so you lost 7 - 2 on a cold night?

Who cares?

so you have beaten another team?

Who cares?

I guess you do, but why so much? they are just games? why do you takes things on this blog so personally? don't waste your time listening to the rants of JackA$$eS. You only get placed in the same boat as them.

Fast Forward 15 years, and maybe your daughter has been married for a couple of years and is expecting her first child. Your are having dinner with her and the conversation goes to soccer. It would be great to hear, "thanks for all the good times driving me to and from practices, games, etc..", "I love you MOM or DAD and I hope I can experience the same with my children". My guess would be that you wouldn't hear, "remember when we beat that team blank to blank May 28, 2014". But the way some of you seem to be living through your child's soccer experience. you will state, "yes you were the best U13 team in NJ you beat everyone, in fact, I still blog about it everyday, I'm obsessed with it!" Mom to be response, "get over it, it was fun and I enjoyed it, I don't remember our record, I had great teammates we worked hard, but we had really great times." That is the reality.

Anonymous said...

College should be academic and athletic, yes. Having the benefit of a director of coaching involved in the college process is something my daughter and I look forward to. Can't knock any team. Everyone has different plans. Town teams as they are called can only go so far with those at the wheel. Brag about their wins and their points and the number of tournaments they played in. There is nothing to offer in the upper ages so parents will do the college apps and contact coaches resulting in a mediocure school acceptance. Maybe it's me, but I'd rather my kid be sitting in a lecture hall at Princeton then Georgian Court. You are what you eat!!!

Anonymous said...

"a lot of creditability with the colleges by a being a starter on a PDA ECNL team."

I agree with this 1-8, they may get an "extra few looks" at the college camp but for most on these so called "academies" including pda encl 12-26 (most didn't play much on their town team that is why the paid to be on an academy to show the town team that they are really top player),pda b & c teams are no better than being on one of the top town teams. Imo

Also many of these u13 girls have older sisters, brothers or friends of these who may already been thru the youth soccer process, yet I never heard a story about all these scholarships? C'mon blogger lets hear some stories.

Anonymous said...



Princeton to Georgian Court. wow apples to Oranges. If you are going to Princeton your are there because your are brilliant, it starts and ends there, bad argument. You obviously didn't graduate to an ivy league school

Anonymous said...

Suzie is a soccer star and a genius. Don't you see that?

Anonymous said...

Really 4:27? So Princeton doesn't take athletes? There is much endowment at that university for the well rounded student. I'm sorry what did you say your scholastic history included? I was making a point. If you want the best for your child you do your best to put them in the situation to achieve it. DOC's=college contacts and if your child is an above average player you are going to do well. It's not gonna happen for everyone.

Anonymous said...

When you prayed for her to get your brains, you should have asked god to leave at least a little behind for you to use. It's all benefit to cost analysis. What's it going to cost - time, money, social, family relations? What are you going to get - spot on a team at no assistance, 1/4, 1/2?
Take away too much from study and becoming a well rounded individual and the other side of the equation and application suffers. More academic assistance is available, but miss the minimum scores and it probably costs more in the long run.

Anonymous said...



Didn't say they don't take athletes, but if don't have the grades or academic achievement, it doesn't matter how good of a soccer player you are, period!

now you really show how clueless you are!

Anonymous said...

She can study in the car by flashlight if necessary during our quality time traveling so far to games and practices. Friends are overrated too.

Anonymous said...

Please do,yourselves a favor and read this article belfre ypu get lost in your fantasy world of college scholarships.

http://files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/2674/39833.pdf

Anonymous said...

Copa copa copa!!!

Anonymous said...

Again people get facts straight... 3 left NJX... 2 for another soccer team and 1 to bball.. But again why do you care?? Get a life!!

Anonymous said...

don't find much here of use but thank you 5:17
for tha t very informative link.
hope people can take a break from their bashing & basing or debasing & read that .
looking forward to that discussion

Anonymous said...

dad

stop


I know when you are posting.

You talk about it. And then it shows up here later.

Anonymous said...

When did NJX/Holmdel ever beat Medford? Not that it matters because it surely doesn't...I'm Just curious

Anonymous said...

Does PDA play soccer anymore at U13?

Anonymous said...

8:23 ...according to got soccer it was the spirit tournament last year 3-1 holmdel/njx over Medford/real.

Anonymous said...

Hey try someone in a blue jersey.

Anonymous said...

Got it, that was REAL, not Medford. You said you beat Real Galaxy (as Medford too). That insinuates you beat them when they were Medford and then again as Real.

Anonymous said...

Just curious, when did Holmdel/NJX ever beat STA Red in a real outdoor soccer game? Not a futsal game, a real SOCCER game.

Anonymous said...

Like the question does PDA play soccer at u13 or are they not into it

Anonymous said...

NJX NJX NJX!!!

Anonymous said...

Someone's catching feelings because they can't play futsol...don't worry Copa and PDA felt the same way but they got over it too

Anonymous said...

Futsol is like playing slow pitch softball. Uneventful.

Anonymous said...

On a different topic where is the genius that was stating that lots of girls were going to leave and be at many tryouts ( all girls will be at PDA tryouts and blah blah blah)

Force / Americans/sta/NJSA players they did for different reasons.

Actually I saw some match fit and PDA girls trying out somewhere else.

Some teams kept together and nobody went to any tryouts. That is something important in youth development

Anonymous said...

What's with the random PDA questions about if they play soccer. Who cares if we aren't paying but it's pretty common knowledge pre-ECNL does not post standings, but splash plays there. Madrid win the NE Girls NPL and is going to nationals. Hornets are the stepchild without a league but I think they play a few JAGS games.

Anonymous said...

PDA Practice Shirts inside out,don't shake hands,leave the 2nd place trophy......real class act...let my kid play there....NOT

Anonymous said...

The B team plays JAGS?or are they the C team ?

Anonymous said...

Its slow pitch for those that can't rock.I hear the waaaaambulance...wa..wa..wa..wa...

Anonymous said...

NE Girls NPL must be real weak?

Anonymous said...

Every pot has its lid...weak teams, weak leagues

Anonymous said...

Madrid still have to play off. There is semi-finals and final in NE NPL.

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Anonymous said...

IGA to finish 5th in first division of EDP,looks like you are heading back to 2nd division ,now please stop talking!!!!and tell slick to relax !!!!! NJX good luck in 1st division ...

Anonymous said...

Would the two idiots with the personal battle over a meaningless game from last season please take it elsewhere. Nobody else cares. Live in your own little fantasy land until you are the current champion of state, region, division and league. Until then try to offer something constructive or worth debate.

Anonymous said...

Very funny, says the idiot parent from PDA who's kid probably rides the pine.

Anonymous said...

For all the kook aid drinkers who think a full ride is coming, if you haven't already heard from the top colleges, your daughter is not a phenom. Google 8th grader commits to college soccer and read some reality. The no contact rules don't matter if your daughter is that good. The best spots for girls in this age group are already penciled in where talks have already taken place. Better get the academics up to snuff.

Anonymous said...

Ocean County Prosecutor? LOL! Like they will give a damn...

Anonymous said...

806,
not

Anonymous said...

801 - I'm not from PDA and as a matter of fact also posted just after you suggesting they get real as well. People are way too hung up on the perceived importance of this GAME their daughters are playing. It is not life changing. It is not a career. It is not even a path to a career. Maybe some get tuition help, but seriously, if you have the funds to waste on some of these extreme financial commitments then why are you worried about tuition? If you only get offers from certain schools, are you going to tell your daughter to pick a career that is taught there? You are better off passing on that and going to community college to pursue their real passion.
Life choices should not revolve around a game. This game might help open a door at an admissions office with a coach's help, but it would be much better to make the life choice and let the game help rather than the other way around. If you genuinely have financial need, the academic scholarships and grant programs will come through. Soccer is not the path to success - it is a game that can possibly provide an opportunity to help get in to the most preferred choice of college and career.
All these people fighting over who won what and who is the best forget that it's not really important in the long run. Keep it in perspective. Enjoy the competition and the game - it will be over very soon.

Anonymous said...



Yes! Well stated!

Anonymous said...

Excellent post 9:52

Anonymous said...

840. Denial does not change the facts. Read up on it. Partial at best if you haven't been contacted.

Anonymous said...

does anybody have any predictions of how good the teams will be in the new season? after all the changes or no changes

Anonymous said...

9:59 who freaking cares. Every half, game, tournament, is different. Why can't we all just get along. Just worry about your daughter and how she is doing in school. If she has the grades and some soccer skill everything will work out. Grades mean everything. We should all worry about that rather then focusing on what club is the best. The end.

Anonymous said...

"DOC's=college contacts" ask your DOC for a list of past U13 girls in which he/she got scholarships for & amounts... you will be shocked how empty & little $$ the list is. Most of the U13 girls they trained i mean "developed" were probably not even on the team at u17

face it you got suckered on the "sales pitch"; don't worry you were not the 1st. next time you go to practice with your kid look to the parents to the left & right to see others

Anonymous said...

Why or why can't we just get along.
Gimme a break. Grow up. The world
is harsh. This blog is not for people who are faint of heart, thin-skinned, or don't have a pair.

Enjoy the stupid posts. Is a great
escape from what our national, state and local leaders are doing.

Anonymous said...

In a nutshell

delusion is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary

Delusions typically occur in the context of neurological or mental illness, although they are not tied to any particular disease and have been found to occur in the context of many pathological states (both physical and mental). However, they are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, paraphrenia, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression

Anonymous said...

It would be good if something useful came out if this site once in awhile. Like treatment and recovery suggestions for tendon or Achilles issues that seem to be on the rise. Maybe some debate over the merits of having downtime or alternate sports. How about rotation of trainers or coaches so nobody is too comfortable or becomes favorites who play when they no longer perform. Are there benefits to scrimmages or are they just a way to get injured. Should these girls play for high school teams - what if they are age appropriate for U14 - should they play both?

Anonymous said...

Should they have orange slices at half time. Should they do their homework before or after soccer practice. Should they be able to date the night before games. Should
they have their own I-pads. Should
they have more than 5 games in any weekend. Should their parents just shut up after the game and let them decompress before they start complaining about playing time, the coach and who should be benched.

Anonymous said...

1123
no, before, HELL NO, no(hate apple products),
only if at least three of them involve a playing board and dice, parents should just shut up all the time.
Hope this helps.

1116
Only one question I can answer and that is the last one. I think U14 players who are in the ninth grade and play at a high level should not play hs soccer their freshman year. Too much going on with the club team in the fall and trying to manage a very important soccer year with a hs season is too much. Just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

winning too much means the teams you are playing against are weaker.

Anonymous said...

winning too much means the teams you are playing against are weaker.

Anonymous said...

People, you are all missing the point about Academy teams. Do you realy honestly think the PDA/MFA/NJSA/COPA/Wildcats/NJ Stallions DOC's/coaches care about wins in EDP/NPL at U12-U13? It is all about team/player development through competition. All of these Academies are building towards U15-U18 were the games and college showcases mean a lot more for these teams and players! It has been proven over the years that these players get placed into college for soccer but also based on club reputation as well and the DOC's relationship with all of these college coaches and connections. Do you think a college coach is going to talk to Mom/Dad coach or a DOC of a club about players which already has a good reputation for sending players to play in college? Does Brick, Freehold, NJX, GFA, have any older teams that are established and proven? Wake up people as you are very ignorant or blind/jealous and just don't understand....Really, winning at U13 is that important? You will all see what happens to the town teams in the next year or two. They will not exists or will be diluted of player talent as most will leave for the Academy teams that are serious about playing in college. If you are happy about Suzy/Tom winning games now, great but the real competition and preparing for the next level starts at U15. Town teams need wins now and GS points to elevate their status/ranking and try to place in high level tournaments because that's all they can sell to their parents right now! You can bash the Academies all you want but these are the players that colLege coaches will be looking at in a few years! Again, a lot of it has to do with reputation of the club and these DOC's which most of these college coaches know and talk to on a regular basis about players! Nobody is talking to the likes of Brick, GFA, TR, NJX, Freehold, as they are not proven clubs at the older age groups! If you want to look for yourself, checkout each of the town teams I named and go to the club website...You all need to educate yourself and worry about your own child and do what is best for them moving forward. This is why PDA/MFA are ECNL teams and Copa/NJ Stallions/Wildcats/SJEB/NJ Rush are EDL and members of the National Premiere League....You don't get this recognition/status unless you have quality/proven teams/club in the U14-18 age groups. Bottom line!

Anonymous said...

Some sense finally!! Tournaments are too long but the needed for progression because not eveyobe wants to play at PDA r MF. Exposure does work. Colleges reaching out to 13 year old girls is rediculous so much will change by 18. Trainers should vary from time to time to avoid favoritism. Parents do need to chill after games andgive girls time to decompress. Therapy whether preventive or recovery is needed especially ifour girls play one sport. Rest and nutrition is vital because soccer demands a whole lot of energy.

Anonymous said...

To 8:52 a.m. Post

OMG are you kidding. Soccer or Sports isn't a career path.....do you realize that sports and in particular the NCAA is a multi-billion dollar business.....not a career choice....really as we go into the World Cup....all those players and all those teams...How about our women's National Team....not a career choice for them????? Granted women still don't get paid as much as men do and especially in Soccer; however, a player just signed an $84 million deal......looks at all the baseball, football, basketball players making millions in endorsements and doing what they love. Isn't that part of life....isn't that the best part of life....doing something that you love and getting paid for it....and when it comes to sports....getting paid handsomely for it. Bill Bradley was one of the best basketball players Princeton ever had....he made millions to fund his political career....and he was smart....smart enough to get in and gradeuate Princeton...not just attend. Playing sports professionally only last a finite period of years....after that with an education you can do whatever you want; but your body can only perform at these levels for so long....why not support your daughter or son to do what they are passionate about.....if they are truly talented to make it to the next level. Oh and by the way...statistically speaking most female soccer players are very strong academically and are considered scholar athletes...so please don't fall back on the line....they're only playing soccer because they can't do anything else. We should be telling our daughters they can achieve whatever they want and if it's sports....there are several career paths that playing any sport can lead....your myoptic opinion is staggering to think you feel this way about travel soccer....enjoy watching her play because with your attitidue it will be over sooner than you think.

Anonymous said...

"PDA/MFA/NJSA/COPA/Wildcats/NJ Stallions DOC's/coaches care about wins" yes they do to recruit players and expand the biz.. show me the list of scholarships & $. Dude you drank the Kool-Aid good luck

Anonymous said...

Dude, I didn't drink the Kool-Aide and I'm not specifically talking about any teams or clubs.....my reference is at the college and pro levels; but any player in any sport if they want to play collegiate and pro levels needs to know what paths to pursue to get them there.

Anonymous said...

5:28 great post!

my u11 daughter told me she wants to open a soccer academy when she get done with school so "she can be rich"

Anonymous said...

Put down the bong, get off your soap box and read the post again. Soccer specifically for women specifically is not a career path. Some amazing few play for a few years on the national team, but this third failing attempt at a women's league cannot support any reasonable salaries. Do not compare it to the mega sports on TV for men.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the compliment on the post....glad to know I'm not the only feminist fighting for our daughter's rights to be whatever they want to me.....LOL

Soccer academy, coach at the college level...a lot of former players on college teams are AC's and eventually can make very good money....again maybe not as much as men make make I know some head women soccer coaches making a few hundred thousand a year...not bad....there's sports marketing....broadcasting....OMG...the list goes on.....at least you and I are on the same level!

Anonymous said...

I don't have a bong and obviously your a man.....chauvenist at best....I learned a long time ago not to have battle of wits with the unarmed.....maybe you need to go back to the couch and drink those buds.

Anonymous said...

5:28"you are completly delusional and an academy owners wet dream. Soccer is not a career path. Please read the article that someone posted . they posted the link last night. Completly accurate.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:28
I'm a MAN and I thought your post was great as well. I believe in my daughter, and I believe she can and will do whatever she wants in life up to and including sports. Heck, she may even change the world! :-)

Anonymous said...

one article or one person's opinion doesn't convince me of the validity of sports in this country.....it's just that....one person's opinion. So, you go through life believing only what you read and what your told....you're not capable of forming your own opinions or purusing your own interests....funny that's the foundation of communism....follow whatever propoganda is put in front of you to sway your mindset......oh...and don't dare pursue your own opinion or the tides of popular belief will descend upon you.......sad really.....that you are the same type of parent who dictates to their child/children what they will do in life instead of letting them choose what they want and live their own life. In this day and age there's more to earning a living than corporate america or being a doctor or lawyer.....afterall look at zuckerberg...you think his parents told him that it was a stupid idea to develop a communication system to talk between colleges??????

Anonymous said...

to 6:40 post.....thanks for the support...obviously your a great father who really believes your daughter can accomplish whatever she wants......great to see this...

Anonymous said...

I am the poster you call a chauvinist. I say you are giving the typical over emotional unrealistic view. Yes for a very very select few there may be an opportunity to make a living or earn a second income in soccer and good for them. The reality of numbers say out if any particular age, the vast and overwhelming majority will not. How many spots are available and how long does the average person retain those spots. Not impossible, but reality should temper decisions. There's a fine line between dreams and fantasies.

I will absolutely support and encourage my daughters to push the limit and break barriers and if one of them was the 8th grader already committed to college then I would still hold the same belief. That college and education provides the career - the soccer only provides the opportunity.
If one of them wants to run an academy, the business degree and MBA would be more important in the long run because the business needs to be run - the trainers can be hired. Management and investment must be learned.
If my youngest daughter came to me and said she wants to run Apple someday I would do the same thing. Use the soccer as an opportunity to get an edge on the application to the best school we can find to foster that dream wether there's scholarship potential or not. I will never let the soccer dictate what education and resulting career is chosen.

Anonymous said...

I am starting an academy TO!PRROW? .

Anonymous said...

TOMORROW!

Anonymous said...

7:35 gets it! YES exactly.

Anonymous said...

Those are some deep comments and the more I read the more I am hearing this nice sound in my head... It starts softly but it gets stronger and stronger the more I read... And I cannot hold it anymore..
COPA COPA COPA!!

Anonymous said...

735?

Anonymous said...

7;55 gets it sorry typo

Anonymous said...

Guess you are a chauvinist too.

Anonymous said...

Far from it. A realist.

Anonymous said...

some easy points for wall this weekend,did you see the teams playing,what a joke.

Anonymous said...

Probably not worth many points. Might not beat CASA anyway.

Anonymous said...

8:57... move on. The rest of us have.

BORING BORING BORING!

Anonymous said...

we all now know COPA had a great spring,who cares,lets see what the summer brings.

Anonymous said...

With corner kicks, is it better to have a set play away from goal or direct kick for a header or does it depend on team or situation?

Anonymous said...

Troll alert

Anonymous said...

Copa the Copacabana love the Copa

they are the best

Copa

love the Copa


Copa

C O P A

Anonymous said...

7:55

You are completely right. While it's important to teach our kids to dream and dream big, we also have to advise them of the actual odds of things happening. For you to be called a chauvinist is silly because the same thing hold true for boys soccer. The same thing for rocket scientist, and yes the same thing for being the next Mark Zuckerberg.

Of course things like that happen, the question is how often? While you pie in the sky parents are at it, don't forget to tell your kids to start playing the lottery the minute they turn 18, maybe they'll grow up to be the next Warren Buffett. What's that? He EARNED his money? Sorry, bad analogy...

Anonymous said...

6:44 post

Believe what you want; but experience has taught me opportunity knocks very softly in life....if you're not listening, or focused or in situations to seize the moment it will pass you by.....that goes for our children, us....everyone. I guess by the sound of some of the parents on this blog...it all comes down to: is the glass half full or half empty. Yes, we should be honest with our kids and set realistic expectations for each of them....individually; but to think that this generation of kids can't accomplish so much more than we have is sad to hear. I think they are smarter on so many levels now then we were at there age.....notwithstanding technology. I for one will never pigeon hole my daughter...I will temper her expectations to be in line with what she is capable of but at u13...for me....the world is her oyster.....unlimited possibilities and frankly I believe that's what helps kids feel like they can achieve anything....we should be the wind beneath their wings.......

Anonymous said...

8:07 don't née to know what team your daughter is on but can you give me a little bit of your philosophy on girls soccer today. Do you like the direction it's going? What are Differences between high level town team and the big academies? Where do you rate your daughter on her team? Do you think being on a PDA team alone will get her a scholarship? Not being critical just curious.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting next Fall as the gap between the top 6 NJ has closed where teams 7-15 on any given day can not only compete but win once in a while vs them which is exciting. TRIC, Copa, Real are getting better while some have started to go backwards & will need to pick up players to stop the slide like Freehold & NJ Crush. If Force & Americans are done then the top 6 will look alit different. Wildcats & NJX I still think are a cut below & more like a top 15 team but not top 10 & with NJX players leaving maybe Wildcats can leap frog NJX.
Predictions for next season:
Top 5
PDA Splash
SJEB
Brick
STA
Copa
5-10
TRIC
NJ Crush
GFA
Real
Freehold
11-15
PDA Hornets
Stronghold
PDA Madrid
Wildcats
NJX

Just my predictions with no malice towards any team just fun to project.

Anonymous said...

to 8:26 post

I think when players are very good they will rise to the top on any team they are on....but not every player wants to pursue collegegiate level sports....and that's okay. My philosphy is if you strenthen each player individually then, by default, you should have a strong team....however, I'm not a coach and a lot of coaches in soccer, regardless of whether it's an academy or town team don't see it that way. Personally, speaking I would "tweak" some things that I have seen but it can never be just one person speaking up and I have found a lot of parents are not as outspoken as they pretend to be and leave the status quo alone. I think you have to be the spokesperson for your child...in school, in sports, in life and I don't think that being on an academy team, alone, will get any player a scholorship. It makes it easier to get the attention of certain coaches because their radar and their scouts are set on the academy type team; but there are other ways to get college coaches' attention. A player could be a great town team player; but maybe their parents cannot afford the travel expense that goes with being on an academy team. Life is like driving..sometimes you have go around the obstacles, through them, above them, etc. to get where you want to be. I have also seen some players on academy teams that I'm not impressed with...so are they there to make up a deficit in the player's abilities....maybe the coach sees potential down the road....who knows. I don't know. I think the key to any player being on any coaches radar is academic excellence and strong athletic abilities. Coaches today are less inclined to accept a player who is borderline in their academics....because they want the bench strength and they want to build on that....not have to worry about negotiating with their teachers and professors to keep a player on their bench. So I don't think being on an academy team along gets anyone a scholarship...it gets you noticed at certain tournaments that you may not be currently going to; but there are other ways to achieve your goals.

There is more than one way, one source to obtain results and I have found that most times you have to have all the strategies going at the same time to achieve what we want in life.....retirement savings, funding college expenses.....

At the end of the day it's up to our daughter's/players to determine how committed they are to playing soccer and if they have what it takes to take them to the next level. Each sport is different....college football and the scholarship money is very different than bball or soccer. I tell me daughter all the time: strive to be the best academically then when the time comes you can be in a position of strength with desired results vs. haphazard results...I think kids, ultimately, end up where they are meant to be...athletics is the cherry on top of the cheescake so to speak. You need the strong academics because if there's an injury you need a fallback in life..academics should be first...always....with athletics with a real strong 2nd...then our daughters are in a much better position to determin their future.

Anonymous said...

Were you this creepy in High School?

Anonymous said...


"Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives,"

This blog is a real soap opera !

Will Coach "A" survive the loss of his key players?

Does this mean the end of team "Best"?

Will this mean a increase in pay for play next year?

Has Coach "B" really been poaching players?

Is parent "C" really contemplating taking her daughter to a team 85 miles a way, will they move the whole family or just commute?

Tune in next season for a truly shocking update !!


Anonymous said...

YES All are true.

Anonymous said...

8:32 those are def the top 15 in the state. All could beat each other on any given day especially 4-15. I might move a few up or down on your list but pretty accurate.

Anonymous said...

That list is not accurate...I would not place either PDA Hornets or PDA Madrid in the top 15. They are inconsistent and not deserving of being mentioned in the top 15. Sorry

Anonymous said...

What's everyone's thoughts on the next 16-20?
Vernon
TSF
PPSC
NJ Stallions
Old Bridge

NJ with the upcoming losses of Americans & Force makes top 10 the weakest it's been as new teams move up that would never be a top 10 team.

Anonymous said...



Who cares?

Anonymous said...

I would say wall and Jackson before some of those.

Anonymous said...

And NJ Rush

Anonymous said...

What you are missing is that all the players that left teams that broke up will find other teams and make them better. As well as teams themselves developing and getting better.The top 20 teams in NJ on GS are there because they can compete against each other.Some win more then others but ALL are developing.Brick will be the team that benifits the most out of this becacause they picked up 4 or 5 players from Force. So where will all these players wind up? 30 players need to find a place to play.Most of the top 20 teams were just a couple players away of being a top 5 team.

Anonymous said...



Take PDA Splash out of the equation as they move to ECNL.

What out for Brick to potentially move to the top spot with the addition of some very strong players from NJ Force. SJEB always a top team. STA and Crush fall off and perhaps out of top 15. COPA has been consistent but don't really know any info on team for next year. NJX and COPA both had good spring seasons, but no one really know what they will look like in fall. TRIC is consistent but never gets over the hump, very good team, may have cut a few to add a few players as well. Also don't know much about Freehold, except they may have taken a few players that left to go to NJ Force and are no back, they have been rumored to have a lot of players at tryouts, but you never know. PDA Hornets/PDA Madrid and Wildcats all fall into average at best, probably will fall off next season.

Anonymous said...

The next 16-20. Well thanks for telling us you didn't see your daughter's team listed as 1-15.

If this is so, don't feel bad.
Remember it is more important that she is having fun in the face of defeat.

Right. Do you feel good now?

Anonymous said...

I feel just fine! I feel even better when we beat you!

Anonymous said...

I would put NJ Rush & Wall ahead of Old Bridge, TSF & NJ Stallions. But when you get down that low you're splitting hairs as they are all about equal even though Old Bridge said they were going to be at the Surf Cup in San Diego.

Anonymous said...

Hey 12:30. You ain't beating nobody looking up front #20 or lower.

Pls be serious. Was trying to be supportive for your lowly team.

Well, the hell with that. Pound sand Bubba.

Anonymous said...

We will see what gets pounded!

Anonymous said...

Many teams going thru transformations. Some good and some bad. Brick will be the team to watch. Still the best bang for your buck!

Anonymous said...

Big words. Big threats. Big mouth.
Probably a big backside also.

Anonymous said...



Why is Brick coach saying we are the best bang for the buck, kind of takes away from some positive comments about the team.

But it will only last one year then the team will change again, mostly due to playing time!

Anonymous said...



That's funny some of these so called lower teams beat or tied many of your top 10 to 15 teams this year....They are only 13 and on any day one team will beat another.

Anonymous said...

Let's get ready to rumbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbble.

Anonymous said...

Why go to PDA Hornets/PDA Madrid ? Better of on top town teams. No development to move up to the splash only downward development from the slash to these teams as new pre developed top players move from non pda teams to the splash in u15.

Anonymous said...

Splash hides behind ECNL ,not best team in nj,they lost to SJEB a few weeks back and won't play any other teams from nj. May be a top 5 team from nj but that's it.
Oh the play MF ( wow) everyone beats them also.

Anonymous said...

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

Anonymous said...

So much talk about cost for what you get, the real question should be if you are not a top team having success & getting accepted to the top tournaments in the top 2 flights why would you be paying a lot of money? How would you explain that all the great training you are getting supposedly you cannot do well in the lower flights of the tournaments you do go in again a town team examples MF & NJSA???

Anonymous said...

What does it cost at the following:
PDA Hornets
PDA Madrid
NJSA
MF
Wildcats
NJ Rush
NJ Stallions
TSF

Not good teams but all charge money???

Anonymous said...

143
I agree. Splash rigged NJ Cup to make sure all "top" teams lost(except STA because they had to beat at least one top team) to weaker opponents so they could skate to the finals and claim that they don't duck NJ teams. Then they barely beat a team that was lucky to field 11 players. You and I know better. They should have given all those points to a real team that plays real competition.(;

Anonymous said...

"Why is Brick coach saying we are the best bang for the buck, kind of takes away from some positive comments about the team.

But it will only last one year then the team will change again, mostly due to playing time!"

People on here have some obsession with this coach! Obviously you KNOW it's him since it says ANONYMOUS, right? Moron.
The only coach that makes it blatantly obvious that she posts here is LC. You know, all her "get a life" posts and "I'm calling the Ocean County Prosecutor", etc, etc.

Anonymous said...

Sjeb
Copa
Igfa
Sta
Force
Crush
Tric
Brick
Blue blaze

I have seen these teams play and they are close

PDA I have never seen play because they do hide behind ecnl...I hear splash is really good but I have never seen them play outdoors...I would love to see them play more local teams..to really judge for myself... They should he decent though....

Anonymous said...

NPL Finals Update

Tampa Bay United SC
Mississippi Fire
Santa Clara Sporting
FC Salmon Creek
FC Golden State
Lake Washington Premier FC

TBD Champions
Eastern Development League
Midwest Developmental League
Mountain Developmental League
New York Club Soccer League
Northeast Girls NPL
South Atlantic Premier League
South Central Premier League

How ill or EDL, NYSCL and NE Girls NPL Champions do? National Title?

Anonymous said...

What really amazes me is how you call out someone who's abusing brick coach, and then turn around in the same breath and bash another coach?

But that's ok. - thanks brick parent/friend of coach

Anonymous said...

It's simple really, I have known both for quite some time, and I know how both speak. So, what you call bashing/calling out, is in reality just pointing out facts. And, I know it's ok, you just continue being oblivious and think you know what you're talking about. Some of us actually do.

Anonymous said...

as far as anyone commenting on a normal size team (Not 22!) about playing time, this isn't recreation. If you have an issue with playing time, maybe your little darling simply isn't as good as you think she is. And maybe, just maybe...it is time to move on (and down).

Anonymous said...

Hey 3:24

She gets plenty of playing time.

But a lot less than the playing time you do with yourself.

Anonymous said...

OUCH! That's a mature response. LMAO. I guess the original poster might be right.

Anonymous said...


That is not the point being raised on playing time. What happens in many instances is that when teams have very good players. Lets use a team of 18, so the top 7 players on the team will play more than 80%+ of the time. players in the 8 - 14 range(ranked by the coach) will get their fair share of playing time. Now the 15-18 ranked players will get minimal playing time. They are very good players as well just not getting the playing time. so the question is raised do I want to stay and be part of the team and have very good training sessions but limited playing time in games? Or do I move to another team where I would be in the top 7 -8 players and get the bulk load of game experience. That was the point. No one said it was rec soccer but good players will not be happy with limited playing time, I don't care what team you play for, that is a fact.

Anonymous said...

5:00 You need to move on if your daughter is good enough. However, I suspect that the problem is that if the parent is starting their stop watch every time their daughter steps on the field there is a problem.

Playtime is valuable,.

Anonymous said...



Again, not my daughter. Just bringing up the potential issues that could arise if you have a team of 18+ quality players.

Anonymous said...

If not your daughter why do you care? 18 vs 22 on a soccer squad.

45 vs 60 on a football squad.

12 vs 15 on a basketball squad.

2 or 3 in a romantic relationship.

Is not a new issue. Each player and their parents will have to evaluate it for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Any one who wants to be part of a 22 person roster has to accept that
there will be bench time.

Any parent who wants their kid to be part of 22 person roster has to accept there will be more time to watch their kid watch.

Is very simple . You haven't discovered fire or the wheel.

You are simply looking for someone to help you deal with the problem of your daughter's lack of playing time.

Hey -at least you are not alone. There are at least 1 to 7 other families thinking the same.

Anonymous said...

"5:00 You need to move on if your daughter is good enough. However, I suspect that the problem is that if the parent is starting their stop watch every time their daughter steps on the field there is a problem.

Playtime is valuable,."

Exactly! Just the fact of bringing up playing time at all points to the fact that the player in question is in all probability not good enough for that particular team. It happens. Teams wouldn't seek new players if they were strong in every area. Someone (or more than one) is always the weak link.

Anonymous said...



All good points, but all some of you are ignorant. Just brought up a point for discussion or debate. Not to attack anyone.

You obviously have no other agenda but to be trolls. My guess would be that you are the Jack arse that is continually posting COPA.

Keep searching, maybe you will find it?




A CLUE ---- Jack A$$

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:52

We have tried to be supportive of your wish for info and input.

But none of this is new. PERIOD.

Man up. Move your kid if you are not happy.

No one wants to ride the bench at this age. But guess what, if you put yourself or kid in that position it could happen.

Playing time goes to those who earn and fight for it.

You obviously didn't play high school or college sports. If you had you wouldn't even be posing this question.

So who is the Jack A$$.


Anonymous said...

BRICK,BRICK, BRICK!!
..the coach

Anonymous said...

Please coach.. Stop , otherwise I have to start too with
NJX NJX NJX!!

Yours truly
LC

Anonymous said...

Sorry you are right , so let's just sing together:

COPA COPA COPA!!

Anonymous said...

Kids,
See what happens when you drink the water in Ocean County.you grow up to be a jacka$$

Anonymous said...

I highly doubt any if these coaches mention come on here. Don't they have jobs & families? Look at the times if a lot of these posts & you will see it's during the work day so it's clearly someone who sits at home & is bored with their life.

Anonymous said...

18-20 quality players on one team? Are you kidding? This is girls' soccer. There aren't 18-20 good players in the entire state.
smh

Anonymous said...

The problem is that there are too many teams. So many promises of top competition and pseudo academies that convince the 8-14 to move. You wind up with a bunch of mediocre teams when compared to other areas. If the best girls only had a couple choices, the teams would be much better because the best would all be together. That is why NJ is not competing like they used to when they go beyond the state line - they keep diluting their talent.

Anonymous said...

"I highly doubt any if these coaches mention come on here. Don't they have jobs & families? Look at the times if a lot of these posts & you will see it's during the work day so it's clearly someone who sits at home & is bored with their life. "

You live in the stone age? You don't have to be at home to access this page Einstein.

Anonymous said...

If you are working you don't have the time is the point which clearly was lost on you.

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