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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

U16 Girls Youth Soccer

U16 girls soccer takes no prisoners--they are well trained and fiercely competitive. 

Looking for stars in the making? 

Look no further.

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Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

2016 WAGS Tournament

Girls U16 SHOWCASE I

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

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

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


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

Anonymous said...

What is ERL?

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Skipping showcase this weekend for a high school playoff game

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

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

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

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

Anonymous said...

Yes, indeedio.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

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

Anonymous said...

Some more results from Showcase I:

1 HFC READY 2001
3 NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

How's the quality of play.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

One more posted result.

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

Anonymous said...

Were all others canceled? Makes sense.

Anonymous said...

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

0 HFC READY 2001
2 PREMIER SC STRIKERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

Going into Day 3

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

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

Looks like some solid soccer.

Anonymous said...

Correction Going into Day 3

PTs (GD)

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

3:15 - congrats to them. Good stuff.

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

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

Your WAGS Final result placement

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

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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

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

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 3:12

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Cedar has team that left Cats and went to Cedar Stars, that team should be top or 2nd flight, depending on tournament.

Anonymous said...

And yes, those guys have been around the block for sure. but many kids love to play for them. They are passionate

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Please proof read comments to prevent typos from completely changing the meaning of your thoughts to something we hope you did not mean to say.

Anonymous said...

8:52

We'd appreciate it if you could give some specifics on how players/parents were "burned" by Cedar Stars.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Well said. Couldn't agree more. Leopards don't change their spots.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

It's because the early recruiting has increased in U15 as well. The college coaches want to see showcases for the younger kids.

Anonymous said...

Yep. Just saw a 2020 ND commit (MN Thunder Academy) posted on the recruiting sheet/list. wow!

Anonymous said...

Team that "left Cats and went to C Stars" is NJCSA Elite (last year U14)

Anonymous said...

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 that

a) there is a strong tie to the school aside from soccer
b) MUCH money is being guaranteed
c) both

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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!!

Anonymous said...

Not talking about the Monmouth team, 12:14

Cedar 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?)

Anonymous said...

@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?

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

12:04

Yes, World Class did a fine job in the offseason with their recruiting pitches/tryout turnout.

But are players that go there getting better?

Anonymous said...

WC is always good, for several years. Always.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

"WC is always good"

Sure. But in GOOD there are different levels.

Anonymous said...

Stallions U16 are solid

But I heard they amassed their point total using guest players (5th in NYCSL NPL but second in NJ?)

Anonymous said...

relax stallion dad,
gfa moved on so you may win something this year.

Anonymous said...

Quite a few solid teams in NYCSL NPL at U16

Should be a fun season

(I will read now as you rip each team to pieces, 8:47)

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Sure - just players that came in and arent there anymore

Anonymous said...

GFA top team went '00 but with some '01 players

THe '01 NPL team is last year's U14 plus whoever was added

BUT....

of course they will bring '01s from their team that is playing UP (the best team they have) when they attend CASL and other events

Will you see some of them play NPL games as well? Maybe.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Likely they are taking their top team to CASL, minus the '00s, of course.

'01s from the actualy U16 NPL team will be sprinkled in

GFA Princeton NPL U17 is not attending

Anonymous said...

are casl brackets out? should be

Anonymous said...

Just for U15

Anonymous said...

Forget CASL that's in Dec how about Bethesda? 20 days away

Anonymous said...

IGFA #1 .... Two age groups 00/01 .. Can't wait for high school season to be over .

Anonymous said...

everybody talks without knowing facts . yes 7:28 only time will tell.

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Anonymous said...

Lol HS school is almost over and all the idiots are back already. Great.

Anonymous said...

GFA buried in lower bracket at casl.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 1:06

If 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 XTREME
4-0 BETHESDA SC STORM 01
1-0 ALBERTSON SC FURY '01 ECNL
4-0 QUICKSTRIKE FC QSFC 01' NPL


MCLEAN ECNL
5-1 ALBERTSON SC
8-0 BETHESDA SC STORM 01
10-0 ELITE S.C. PREMIER

Anonymous said...

Teams use players that wont be with them the entire season. Thus early scores can be misleading.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Meant to say, "I don't think there is even such a league."

Anonymous said...

is CaptainU a good site to invest in for recruiting?

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Facts? Cmon. This is the place for hearsay, rumors, and more.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Not always about the dollars it's also about getting into a school you wouldn't have gotten into with your grades.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Not sure about you guys (4:56, 5:51 & 10:37), but the schools on my kid's list accept less than 10% of the applications they get. This is where soccer helps out money or no money. All the kids that apply to these schools have good grades just like my kid. What makes 2 kids with a 3.89 GPA different? If one plays soccer and is good enough to contribute to the team, I would think she moves ahead. No?

Anonymous said...

Maybe less so in women's sports, then men's (a pragmatic observation not meant to be sexist), but team GPA is a valued statistic and there is always a need for studious benchwarmers that can contribute to the team GPA.

Anonymous said...

are you serious? Do you think coaches bring on a student athlete so they can boost a GPA with the intention of them never playing.
A coach's job regardless of what division, is for the program to win. They recruit the best players to help the program. Their job security is based on the success of the program not necessarily the GPA. They are not mutually exclusive however.
It is in the best interest of the Coach to have all the kids and the team to have a more than adequate GPA so no player is in academic jeopardy and no kid wants to be ineligible to play due to grades. Coach can help with monitoring grades, setting up student tutors and study groups, but they wont take kids as just benchwarmers/GPA padding.

Anonymous said...

224 Thank You for being a voice of reason and reality. Total agree coaches job is to put the best possible team together not get a 2nd rate players with a high GPA to average out the team's GPA that is absolutely non-sense. Sorry but like a previous poster said get great grades nobody turns you away.

Anonymous said...

Coaches look at GPA's (and classes taken) re potentially getting add'l help with money from academic scholarships available and also gives them assurance that the child should be academically eligible throughout playing career.

GPA is important (and not just GPA, but SAT scores, PSAT, ACT, if applicable) for certain elite level athletic/academic schools like Stanford, etc.

Anonymous said...

358 No kidding most of everyone on here knows that stuff is important but the conversation is about Division 3 schools and you have great grades you'll get in with out soccer. So the point is does playing soccer really give a player a edge in getting acceptance .v grades?

Anonymous said...

Yes, even for D3, if there is a school where it would be borderline on acceptance the soccer coach can inch things in your favor with admissions.
Don't think just because you have good grades and good SAT or ACT any D3 is a shoe in...just like D1 there are different degrees of schools.
D3 you could go to Ramapo College or Johns Hopkins.
D1 you could go Rider University or Stanford.

Anonymous said...

It's no different than DI or DII in that respect. If the applicant has something special about herself that can help the school in other areas as well (athletics, theatre, band), then that child has a edge.

Re athletic success, DIII coaches don't have the same pressure as DI who are giving out money to play/perform so they may not vet the applicant as much.

Anonymous said...

John Hopkins
accepted 11.5% of 27k applications
that's 24k kids that were told NO
The average GPA was 3.93
95% of the students were in the top 10% of their class

So I think soccer would help your kid get in if they weren't in the top 10% or their GPA was a little above 3, maybe I'm wrong and If i am so be it. at least I supported my kid doing something she loves.

Some might want D1 and that's cool but not every body does.

Anonymous said...

520 Sorry if your daughter is not in the top 10% of her class and GPA is a little over 3 then schools like John Hopkins should not even be considered for soccer of education as she may struggle academically if she is trying to balance soccer and classes. I'm not saying it may not be a dream but many girls that are playing club right now are shooting for D1/DII option first then come Jr./Sr. year they look at other options at D3.

Anonymous said...

Soccer player gets in to elite academic school ahead of some kids that had better academic qualification.

Player gets Cs, some Bs across her 4 years, treads water a bit but stays afloat - and eligible.

Gets DEGREE from a great institution and really knows how to work as she enters the job market. The Cs and Bs dont matter.

Believe it.

Anonymous said...

5:30 thats a joke. Lots of schools ivies stanford etc much harder to get in than to graduate. They really arent that hard unless you want physics/engineering. Why discourage kids from going to the best school they can get into?

Anonymous said...

9:10PM - unfortunately it is the reality. Top notch school is competitive, athletes or non-athletes. All those athletes applying to Ivy, or top schools are all good or great athletes, but they are also great in academics. If 2 players apply, one applicant is a bit better player but her grade is all B, C. Then another applicant is a bit inferior player but all A student, the school/coach debate which one they take. There is no way school take academically lower but better athlete without question. I saw some ECNL players trying to go to Yale, Columbia ID camps.. They are from my daughter's school. They are academically OK, probably B~B+ students with a few honor classes. I highly doubt school cares about them just because they are from competitive club, ECNL level. Schools like Ivy ultimately consider the academic aspect of students strongly.

Yes, it is harder to graduate than get into those schools as you mentioned. But it is already harder to get into those schools as the competition for admission is already tough.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/sports/before-athletic-recruiting-in-the-ivy-league-some-math.html

Anonymous said...

4:27 poster here...I said the key word BORDERLINE.
I didn't say trying to get into an IV or Stanford with C's.

Anonymous said...

Sorry maybe I was not clear. I think iv stanford etc are easier to graduate than to get in. So if you can be a 3.0 student and get into stanford because you can play there thats the ideal scenario. Unless you are a 2.5 student you can do well at any school. Use soccer to go to the best one you can. You can always transfer if really struggling. But better results to transfer from stanford than a b level
School.

Anonymous said...

Spot on, 11:13.

Key also is be PREPARED to transfer (at some point) if playing is very important. It all has to factor in from the beginning of the process.

Often a player falls back to a school as a transfer that had recruited him/her as a high schooler.

Anonymous said...


Lowest acceptance rates and they turn down some really smart kids.
Soccera plus but so are those grades along with some other factors.

5.1% Stanford University
6.0% Harvard University
6.3% Yale University
7.0% Columbia University
7.1% Princeton University
7.9% Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
7.9% United States Naval Academy
8.7% Brown University
8.8% California Institute of Technology
8.8% University of Chicago
9.5% United States Military Academy

Anonymous said...

I had the rates a bit higher than that.

What is your source? I will certainly go and read it.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Bethesda brackets out.

Anonymous said...

EDP Showcase also out

Anonymous said...

Below top two brackets at U16 Betheseda Showcase format. I like Navy in top bracket and McLean ECNL in B bracket. Alberston seems to be a good club in general, but somehow we never played them. Betheseda can be beaten as can Harford and STA, I am not sure about IMG.

ALBERTSON SC
BETHESDA SC
NJ WILDCATS FURY-NPL
NAVY 2001 (FKA S
HARFORD FC UNITED
IMG ACADEMY U16
MCLEAN ECNL
STA 2001G NPL

Anonymous said...

Realizing this is a showcase and not a "competitive" tournament, the results may not show who's really the better team but with that caveat, Bethesda is overrated and shouldn't be in the top bracket. But it's their tournament so they are taking advantage of it. Navy and Fury did well in top flight at WAGS so no complaint there. Albertson is in just because they have ECNL behind their name.

In the second bracket, Harford and IMG don't belong there. Harford has already lost to BRYC this year and barely beat McLean's B team, so I would say expect them to do poorly but they'll still finish ahead of IMG.

Both BRYC and Maryland United have better claims to be in the top bracket than Bethesda and Albertson as BRYC and Maryland United both beat Albertson last time they played, and BRYC beat Bethesda last time they played.

Anonymous said...

3:08 What are you going off of? Last year's U14 or U15 results? We really have no idea who' good and who's not. While I normally would agree with the Showcase comment, I think the results are important this year when it comes to Jefferson Cup flights and events after that because BYC and the big unknown.

Anonymous said...

Funny stuff. What records are you going off of 3:08?
I agree with the last poster, placement in other tournaments is at stake
One caveat though...our team(and others I'm sure) is already accepted into Jeff Cup so...

Anonymous said...

Youth Soccer Rankings
Teams are only ranked if they have played 10 games.

39.67 MCLEAN YOUTH ECNL (VA)
38.99 EAST MEADOW SC ECNL (NYE)
38.20 ARLINGTON SA ARL RED (VA)
37.94 BRYC ELITE ACADEMY (VA)
37.69 FC VIRGINIA ECNL (VA)
37.04 BEACH FC RED (VA)
36.63 VIRGINIA RUSH (VA)
36.57 RICHMOND UNITED ECNL (VA)
36.46 LOUDOUN SOCCER RED (VA)
36.32 MCLEAN YOUTH GREEN (VA)

The below 5 would replace the bottom 5 above if they played min games required to be ranked

38.46 NJ WILDCATS FURY NPL (NJ) [3 games]
38.21 PREMIER SC NAVY STRIKERS (MD) [3 games]
37.99 NEW YORK SURF SC LI (NYE) [4 games]
37.87 UNITED FC 1776 XTREME (PAE) [4 games]
37.74 NEW YORK SC ELITE SAPPHIRE (NYE) [3 games]

Anonymous said...

Arlington and BRYC have already played twice this season and BRYC has won both games. Rush has beaten Beach when they played. Seems like Youth Soccer Rankings is not very accurate.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Youth Soccer rankings very accurate. Your two examples: There is 0.26 points between Arlington and BRYC which means a close game will be played between the two not much separation and both times 1 goal was the difference.

Beach is 0.41 points better than Rush which translates to another toss up -result was a 1 goal victory for Rush.

From their site - Each team is assigned a score that is measured in goals. To predict the goal difference when two teams play each other simply subtract the score of one team from the score of the other.

When BRYC played FCV Ashburn they won by 3, BRYC was favorite by 3.15 according to this site. Is it perfect hell no -but they are right more times than not and with such a small sample size of games that's not bad.

So I would argue very accurate.

Anonymous said...

- yawwwwwnnnnnnn -

Anonymous said...

10:13. Finally someone with a brain on here. Its by far the best ranking system.

Anonymous said...

I just searched for Players Development Academy and a few others on this Youth Soccer ranking system. Didn't appear. I guess doesn't include all teams, yet.

Anonymous said...

Saw this posting as I was going to post the same thing. Does the Club have to register its teams to be included?

Anonymous said...

Officially, a team must have 10 recorded games played to enter the YSR ranking. Remember, unlike GS, YSR zeroed out all rankings and started fresh with the BYC. That said, there are a few teams that have entered the rankings with a little less than 10 games played. It all depends if enough data is publicly available on a team for YSR to make a comparative assessment. Many teams do not yet appear in the YSR rankings because they have not been playing many recorded games either in tournaments or leagues.

Anonymous said...

11:03 How many games have those teams played that you researched? You can also display teams with less that 10 games played by clicking the option to display unranked teams. For the region 1 teams there are 62 teams playing this weekend at Bethesda to add 3 games to their totals (not all are region1).

Anonymous said...

Re: Bethesda

"....it is a showcase and not a competitive tournament"

It can be - and should be - both

Anonymous said...

As more teams start to play more teams will enter the top 10 and others will fall out.

EDP, NEWSS, CASL, PA Classics, NPL Showcase and Disney and many others will change the Region1 rankings.

As of today with the 3rd Bethesda day not listed
below is the Region 1 Youth Soccer Rankings (teams over 36.00 only)

39.50 BETHESDA SC ECNL UNION (MD) [2 games]
38.65 MCLEAN YOUTH ECNL (VA) [15 games]
37.65 SUSA ELITE (NYE) [4 games]
37.65 CONTINENTAL FC NPL (PAE) [2 games]
37.62 PENNSYLVANIA CLASSICS ACADEMY (PAE) [2 games]
37.46 NEW YORK SURF SC LI (NYE) [4 games]
37.17 EAST MEADOW SC (NYE) [4 games]
37.12 EMPIRE UNITED SA ROCHESTER (NYW) [2 games]
36.94 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED BLACK (PAE) [3 games]
36.91 UNITED FC 1776 XTREME (PAE) [6 games]
36.87 ARLINGTON SA RED (VA) [14 games]
36.77 SUSA ISA NPL (NYE) [2 games]
36.65 PIPELINE SC BLACK (MD) [2 games]
36.52 BRADDOCK ROAD YOUTH CLUB ELITE ACADEMY (VA) [15 games]
36.40 FC VIRGINIA ECNL (VA) [13 games]
36.39 MANHATTAN SC PRIDE NPL (NYE) [2 games]
36.37 NEW YORK SC ELITE SAPPHIRE (NYE) [5 games]
36.26 NJ WILDCATS FURY NPL (NJ) [5 games]
36.15 PREMIER SC NAVY STRIKERS (MD) [5 games]
36.11 CEDAR STARS ACADEMY MONMOUTH (NJ) [2 games]
36.02 MARYLAND UNITED FC ECNL (MD) [2 games]
36.01 BEACH FC RED (VA) [18 games]

Anonymous said...

link to those rankings please?

Anonymous said...

http://youthsoccerrankings.us/?showUnranked=Y

Anonymous said...

Hey, thank you. Is this just based on the games already played? So if your team hasn't played yet, they are not listed (which makes sense)?

Anonymous said...

Wheres GFA?They were great last year,i am sure they will be #1 in the end

Anonymous said...

That GFA team is playing U17

Princeton IGFA does have a U16 but it is not the same makeup

Anonymous said...

NEWSS brackets are out

Top flight is

Jersey Shore Boca
Albertson ECNL
STA NPL
Beachside FC

Match Fit ECNL
Watchung Hills
CFC (CT) EDCNL
Unionville (CAN)

Anonymous said...

interesting, remember Boca is old NJCSA/Manalapan team. CFC is always good, and not sure about this Canadian team. MF should be in finals at least.

Anonymous said...

What is link for NEWSS bracket?

Anonymous said...

Some changes already to NEWSS bracket

We may see more.

I agree with the guy that said - just give us some decent fields and good health. Season is young.

Anonymous said...

https://www.gotsport.com/asp/directors/tournament/vieweventteamscleanb.asp?EventID=52717&Group=Girls_16

Anonymous said...

@ 2:45 We know the old NJCSA/Manalapan was infamous for bringing extra players/ringers to tournaments.
Even as this is a college showcase, I would not put it past them to make this into something it's not.
That's just my opinion for what it's worth, which is not much.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know when they'll post schedule for Newss?
They win the award for slow admin process

Anonymous said...

I guess no NEWSS is good news.

Anonymous said...

NEWSS schedule will be out no later than Black Friday. Saturday morning at the latest!!

Anonymous said...

A couple of more changes made to the brackets

Good to see they are taking input and being reasonable about moving teams where they will be most competitive

Anonymous said...

7:48
worst part is you're probably right

Anonymous said...

No schedules at this point is a joke.

Anonymous said...

Schedule is finally out and it looks like another winning weekend for the PDA teams.

Anonymous said...

Youth Soccer Rankings USA region 1 top 25

40.04 MCLEAN YOUTH ECNL (VA)
39.73 BETHESDA SC ECNL UNION (MD)
38.68 SJEB RUSH ACADEMY (NJ)
38.53 UNITED FC 1776 XTREME (PAE)
38.43 MARYLAND UNITED FC ECNL (MD)
38.42 SUSA ISA NPL (NYE)
38.39 ARLINGTON SA RED (VA)
38.38 PENNSYLVANIA CLASSICS ACADEMY (PAE)
38.33 MANHATTAN SC PRIDE NPL (NYE)
38.15 BRADDOCK ROAD YOUTH CLUB ELITE ACADEMY (VA)
37.78 PREMIER SC NAVY STRIKERS (MD)
37.73 FC VIRGINIA ECNL (VA)
37.39 BEACH FC RED (VA)
37.38 SUSA ELITE (NYE)
37.37 EAST MEADOW SC MEADOW (NYE)
37.35 ALBERTSON SC FURY ECNL (NYE)
37.24 FC FREDERICK FREDERICK (MD)
37.21 WATCHUNG HILLS NJ ELITE FLAMES (NJ)
37.14 EMPIRE UNITED SA ROCHESTER (NYW)
37.11 NEW YORK SC ELITE SAPPHIRE (NYE)
37.08 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED BLACK (PAE)
37.08 PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS ACADEMY (PAW)
37.06 NJ WILDCATS FURY NPL (NJ)
36.99 VIRGINIA RUSH RUSH (VA)
36.97 NEW YORK SURF SC LI (NYE)

Anonymous said...

There is just no way to comment on these rankings. Dont know which players are where.

But I will say it is a HOOT that NY Surf LI is ranked at all.

Anonymous said...

NEWSS should add some teams to these rankings as will CASL & NL Showcase the following week and PA Classics the week after that. Plus we still have NPL Showcase and Disney to name a few more.

NY Surf is a pick-em vs every team below BRYC. Keep in mind a few of the rankings are a little lower because they have some 0-3 forfeits included based on the website.

Anonymous said...

And for those that like Gotsoccer below are your Region 1 top 25
Keepin mind some teams used u14 accounts while others used u15 accounts
hard to say what we are looking at here. This will take 12 months to iron itself out

1. BRYC ELITE ACADEMY 01/02
2. NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY 01 FREEDOM NPL
3. PREMIER SC NAVY (STRIKERS)
4. SJEB RUSH 01 GIRLS ACAD
6. HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER 01/02
7. NEFC ELITE U14 GIRLS - DELETE
8. STA 2001G NPL
9. WATCHUNG HILLS NJ ELITE 2001G FLAMES
10. ALBERTSON SC FURY '01 ECNL
11. SOUTH SHORE SELECT U16 AP
12. NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL
13. GREATER BINGHAMTON FC 01 SELECT
14. BETHESDA SC ECNL UNION 01
15. CENTURY V 01 GOLD
16. NEW YORK SURF SOCCER
18. SYRACUSE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SDA 2001
19. PDA SPLASH 2001 ECNL
20. SUSA ISA NPL G01
21. SOUTH CENTRAL PREMIER SPIRIT
22. NEW YORK SC ELITE G01 SAPPHIRE
23. SUSA ELITE G01
24. PIPELINE SC BLACK
25. MCLEAN ECNL

Anonymous said...

Just for the record any u15 account used from last season is illegal in my view. As no players born in 2000 can be U16 this season but they were on the u15 rosters that accumulated the Gotsoccer points. Gotsoccer dropped the ball here.

Anonymous said...

2016-17 National League - starts up in 2 weeks

Black
Nationals Union 01 Black (MI)
Beadling 2001 Elite (PA-W)
FCKC Academy Blues Elite (MO)
Florida Elite 2001 (FL)
TFA Elite 01 (OH-S)
Fullerton Rangers 01 White (CA-S)
SLSC Comos 01 Lawless (OK)
PacNW 01 Maroon (WA)

Blue
Greater Binghamton FC (NY-W)
FC Frederick 01 (MD)
Michigan Jaguars 01 Green (MI)
2001 Tennessee SC Showcase (TN)
LFSA Select (IL)
Legends FC 01 (CA-S)
TFCA 01 Alliance (NC)
La Roca Premier FD (UT)

Red
BRYC Elite Academy 01/02 (VA)
1776 United FC 01 Xtreme (PA-E)
CUP Gold 01 (OH-S)
Lonestar 01 TCL Composite (TX-S)
Midwest United FC 01 Royal (MI)
FC Elk Grove 02 Platinumn 1 (CA-N)
United FA 01 Premier (GA)
Celtic FC Premier SA (UT)

White
Kings Hammer Academy Red (KY)
Century V 01 Gold (PA-W)
Nationals Unions 01 Red (MI)
FC Alliance 01 (TN)
EGA 01 Maroon Omaha (NE)
Legends FC 01 Academy
01 CSA Charlotte Predator (NC)
USA Stars 01 (CA-N)

Anonymous said...

Got soccer did not drop the ball here. The rules were changed on them. The situation you describe with last year u15 earning points with 2000 players exists in all age groups. You can't just reset the entire system back to zero. Remember that points expire 12 months after the event took place so if you don't perform this year then points will go away and you will get poor results and all will be normalized in a few months.

Anonymous said...

8:41 I am not saying resetting anything. I'm saying this is a 2001 or U16 board. No results using 2000 players should ever be used by any tournament to compare to teams that used 2002 players 1 or the other.

Look at this age group NJ Stallions, Premier SC and NJ Elite to name a few were nowhere near the top of last year's U14 rankings their results couldn't hold water. So by taking their older team's results and comparing them to the younger teams they look stronger. All the teams were unknowns and since they didn't want to start over pick ONE is all i'm saying no mixing and because they allowed mixing they dropped the ball in my opinion.

I agree in 12 months all will be fixed but until then some teams will be in lower flights and others in higher flights based on the accounts they used potentially because there is no way to know what teams are today.

Anonymous said...

NJ Elite won their bracket in EDP Winter Showcase last year as well as their bracket in NEWSS. The team was made up of mostly 01s with a few very good 00s. They were in the top 10 according to Got Soccer by November of 2015 and have remained there since. If your team is playing in a lower flight because of this ranking system then they should be able to win the majority of those tournaments and gradually work their way back up. Look at IGFA 01 and 00 teams. IGFA was made up of mostly 00 that are now U17 but their 01 team who is currently ranked 15 according to Got Soccer will have to build their way up. Which I'm sure they will.

Anonymous said...

Rankings have zero meaning. Just play the game in front of you and things will work out in the end.

Anonymous said...

Makes sense 7:32

But when results using totally different players (see Surf) are counted the entire system is flawed, so what's one more skewed factor?

Anonymous said...

8:12

IGFA will use their '01s from the U17 to play in U16 games. Thus keeping both ranks high as possible.

I have never liked his style - or we might be there right now. Good team though.

Anonymous said...

8:30

Unfortunately lower rank could mean lower bracket

Top brackets get more college coach's eyes, generally.

Anonymous said...

9:25 I'm not familiar with this situation, so i can't comment. If the team had turnover players leaving an new ones coming in -there should be no issue. My issue is with teams that used 2000 girls in their rankings.

8:30 I agree mean nothing - but for some events it does (and it really does). The software will place teams then the event will manually adjust - how do you manually adjust when every team is a unknown? You just let the software place teams and see who complains right?

10:25 I agree

9:34 The club must not be very strong and don't get a big turnout - I'm guessing they do that for every age not just 2001s. If it's just the 2001 good for them then. More games played more chances to be seen.

Anonymous said...

If you are playing UP, 12:37 (2001 playing with 2000s), you should stay up. Micromanaging game/tournament rosters is not god for the morale of the players - when a player from the team above takes their playing time.

Teams using ECNL players for NPL games, but in the same age group is one thing. Playing across age groups is a differnt animal.

Anonymous said...

At this age it's all about showcasing yourself not winning and losing.

Anonymous said...

League games lead to berths in championships, so scores do matter for being "seen".

Anonymous said...

4:54 Yes and No.

Showcase yourself 100% - playing to win 100% - no coach want's to see a player hold the ball to long and miss an opportunity to score just so they can do a step over and then give the ball away that leads to a goal going the other way

league games like GDA/ECNL/NPL/NL/ERL or NCS and US Club state cups all lead to a championship so they all matter to be seen I agree

Showcase events are to showcase players - Some teams carry large rosters and give playing time to players who normally don't play to showcase - while other teams showcase their strong players because that's the only time they can. The better team that day always wins - only people looking to make an excuse bring up it's not about the results because that's what they are all about. Everybody knows a showcase is about the players.

Teams using ECNL players to take away playing time from NPL players is just as wrong as players playing down in their level to take away time from someone. If this is a free no problems but when people are paying over 2k, the players at the bottom of a roster should should pay less since they don't play as much. But just like the soccer pyramid we have it upside down.

Anonymous said...

I find it foolish to think that your daughter playing on a crappy team doesn't play a part in recruiting process. Coaches are going to be drawn towards good teams. Your daughter MUST contact and definitely request coaches!!

Anonymous said...

I agree 8:26 but how do we translate "good teams"

ECNL? National League? NPL? ERL? Super Y? Youth Soccer rankings USA? Gotsoccer? TopDrawer? so many teams so many opinions. ODP vs id2 vs Super Y ODP vs nextgen vs showcase teams that travel to europe. So many options? How do these coaches define a good team?

I agree contact the schools and the rest is out of their hands. With all the coaches on the sidelines how do the team coaches know who's there and who are they there to watch and for how long? Are they on the field or are they getting a rest?

People try to make it so black and white but there are so mmany other colors

Anonymous said...

It's not the coach's responsibility to know who is there. Team manager as well as other parents who hand out the team's pamphlets need to take down names of coaches.
If a player emailed a coach and the coach is there to see a player, if they went through the effort to be there, they wont leave until they see that player. Maybe not for the whole game and probably only a half but interested coaches will stay to watch.
Team manager says at the end of the weekend who was there to see the team and all players whether they contacted the coach or not can write them back.

Anonymous said...

Showcasing versus winning. Not playing to win. Listen, we play top bracket and have for years. Now U16 of course, and an 02. We were at FC Delco top bracket at U11. So been around the block. OF COURSE YOU PLAY TO WIN, EVEN AT A SHOWCASE, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The whole point is to win in college. Sure, be at top bracket and lost 3-0. If you are college coach what team and players do you want, the 3 or 0. Really think about it. It is always about winning at U12 and up lets say for any sport in travel.

Anonymous said...

10:56 I'm confused. This is a showcase event.

Doesn't the coach control playing time?

Players can write college coaches all they want the college coach still can't respond back to the players in this age group.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 8:30. You win for best post of the day. PDA teams are really the only teams with high rankings that could be considered legit. Even with the birth year change, the quality of their players at each age group will keep the teams playing at a high level.

Anonymous said...

Evening all.

Just wanted to post our daughters experience in the College recruiting process so far - as much to show that you don't have to be on a top team to get the interest at college level.

Our daughter is on the club's B team and has been emailing coaches from D1-D3 schools (she is a freshman at High School) and already has 5 colleges tracking her (1 D1, 1 D2 and 3 D3). At no stage, of the early, process has she been relying on the club or college coaches ot find her and has been treating the process almost like a job. Identifying and emailing coaches from colleges she is interested in.

We have also put together a 2 minute montage of her play that she has emailed out and has attended 2 ID camps. The D1 school have told her followig the ID camp that they are very interested in her already and we have been invited for an unofficial visit in the New Year. they have been mightily impressed with her maturity, persistence and work ethic.

I guess all I am really saying is that if your kid is diligent, hard working and with some talent good colleges are not just the remit of the ECNL/DA teams. But it does rely on the kids themselves being very proactive and initially casting the net far and wide.

Anonymous said...

12:30

D3 can respond back

Anonymous said...

"If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?” - Vince Lombardi.

Anonymous said...

So a day before the tournament starts, PDA Shore Fusion moves out of the Elite Red Bracket down to the premier bracket (not that brackets mean anything at this point)? Just wondered why? Especially if no knows who's good and who's not.

Anonymous said...

Who did they swap with? You're giving half the story.

Anonymous said...

Some results for those that like results as these teams will now have youth soccer ranking scores.

0 BEACHSIDE SC CT BEACHSIDE
4 MATCH FIT ACADEMY 2001 ECNL

0 STA 2001G NPL
5 ALBERTSON SC FURY '01 ECNL

0 UNIONVILLE MILIKEN UMSC OPDL 01
0 YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER YMS PREMIER 01' BANSHEES

2 WATCHUNG HILLS NJ ELITE 2001G FLAMES
0 CFC CONNECTICUT FC ECNL 2001

0 KING UNITED SC KING CITY ROYALS
3 PRINCETON SA IGFA 01 NPL

3 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC NORTHEAST NPL 2001
0 LEVITTOWN SUPERSONICS

1 SOUTH SHORE SELECT U16 AP
3 FC STARS ECNL 01

1 FC BOSTON SCORPIONS 2001 ECNL
1 GPS-MA NPL GIRLS 2001

0 NEFC - BREAKERS 2001 NS ELITE
1 FSA FC GIRLS ECNL 01

Anonymous said...

Sorry forgot the surf cup

2 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY 01 FREEDOM NPL
1 BROOMFIELD BLAST 01 GIRLS PRESTIGE (CO)

Anonymous said...

Also, any reason why Boca-Manalapan pulled out of the Top Division (Red) even if it was the B bracket, all the way to the 4th Division (Elite White) and the also the B bracket?

Obviously they believe they probably can't compete at the top level, but why not give it a try - you never know. Instead they drop SIX levels???

Not what I want for my kid. Pretty weak in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

1:26 again only half the story - who replaced them? and what other changes were made - you pointed out PDA Shore and now Boca? Who replaced them, you must know since you know they went down?


37.59 Region 1 #20 WATCHUNG HILLS NJ ELITE FLAMES (NJ)

The #20 team is 1.69 goals better than Boca and 3.59 goals better that PDA

36.10 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JUNIOR FC ELITE MANALAPAN (NJ)
34.07 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SHORE FUSION (NJ)

The tournaments use Gotsoccer and Youth Soccer rankings to name a few. Nothing wrong with those teams being moved down. Colleges want to see close games.

Anonymous said...

2:16 Those two post about teams pulling out of brackets are from two different posters (I'm the one from Nov 25). What does it matter who switched with them?With the birth year change, one is really sure of what team they may be facing anyway. Its not just that they switched out of the initial bracket (if they want to move down, that's fine), its just that all the other teams times were switched around on Friday. Is that fair to all the other teams in the bracket? First it took Newss forever to get the schedule out, then they change it on Friday to please two teams? Your sounding a little bit like a tournament official.

Anonymous said...

BOCA mommy and daddy manager and coach are worried about exits from their team. They looked ordinary at Hammonton last week. The age group change does not look like a good thing for that team. Mommy and daddy only worried about their kids anyway which is why they guest play with other teams and do things with a select few from the team "in secret." If you are not mommy or daddy's coach/manager kid are they really looking after your kid getting to college? Do these 2 know 100 college coaches? Will they be an advocate for your kid?

NO
NO
NO

Anonymous said...

Wow lots of hate to the BOCA team ? I suspect this is the same parent who used to slam us before his kid was invited back to the team a few years ago. Big mistake then. The kid brought absolutely nothing to the game. Now that you once again were not invited back you are back to slamming us. Get a life. Your kid never was a good soccer player. Go join the swim team.

Anonymous said...

I'm just impressed that his kid is getting looked at by over 100 college coaches because their coach says they know that many. Psssst, hey buddy, I'be got these genuine Rolex watches for sale..........

Anonymous said...

Stallions may have played a weaker team by traveling the distance

Anonymous said...

What tournament are you referencing (the above scores)? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

2 COASTAL FC 01F (canadia)
1 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY 01 FREEDOM NPL

3 FC STARS ECNL 01
1 BOSTON BREAKERS ACADEMY 2001 ECNL

1 SOUTH SHORE SELECT U16 AP
0 SEACOAST UNITED NPL 2001

0 SEACOAST UNITED NPL 2001
3 FC STARS ECNL 01

8 BOSTON BREAKERS ACADEMY 2001ECNL
1 SEACOAST UNITED NPL 2001

4 BOSTON BREAKERS ACADEMY 2001 ECNL
2 SOUTH SHORE SELECT U16 AP

1 FC BOSTON SCORPIONS 2001 ECNL
0 NEFC - BREAKERS 2001 NPL

0 GPS-MA NPL GIRLS 2001
1 NEFC - BREAKERS 2001 NPL

1 BRUNO UNITED FC GIRLS 2001 RED
1 FC BOSTON SCORPIONS 2001 NPL

0 BRUNO UNITED FC GIRLS 2001 RED
1 FSA FC GIRLS ECNL 01

1 FSA FC GIRLS ECNL 01
0 FC BOSTON SCORPIONS 2001 NPL

Anonymous said...

Updated region 1 Youth Soccer ranking scores (top 20) going into this big weekend in NC (CASL and the National League Showcase)

40.83 BETHESDA SC ECNL UNION (MD)
40.66 MCLEAN YS ECNL (VA)

39.62 SJEB RUSH ACADEMY (NJ)
39.21 FC STARS ECNL (MA)
39.14 SUSA ISA NPL (NYE)
39.14 MARYLAND UNITED FC ECNL (MD)

38.88 UNITED FC 1776 XTREME
38.86 FC STARS NPL (MA)
38.75 PREMIER SC NAVY STRIKERS
38.71 BOSTON BREAKERS ACADEMY ECNL (MA)
38.67 BRADDOCK ROAD YOUTH CLUB ELITE ACADEMY (VA)
38.66 ALBERTSON SC FURY ECNL (NYE)
38.53 ARLINGTON SA RED (VA)
38.41 FC VIRGINIA ECNL (VA)
38.32 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC ECNL (NJ)
38.16 CFC CONNECTICUT FC ECNL (CT)
38.10 NJ WILDCATS FURY NPL (NJ)
38.06 PENNSYLVANIA CLASSICS ACADEMY (PAE)
38.05 PRINCETON SA IGFA NPL (NJ)
38.01 NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FREEDOM NPL (NJ)

Anonymous said...

6:02 - - Nope, sorry - i don't know what or who you are talking about.

Just noticed the big sidestep of a competitive group to a easy group.

Seemed pretty pathetic.

My kid played in the top bracket and yours didn't.

Anonymous said...

Boca/Manalapan/NJCSA. Did they win? I see in finals. And like I have always said. "What bracket are you in?" That makes a huge difference for sure at showcase events. Why would a coach bother with lower bracket teams. They are busy enough looking at 16-18 players in top brackets.

Anonymous said...

I am sure they would not have scored a goal, and they would have surrendered plenty in the top division.

I am embarrassed for them, and if my kid was unfortunate enough to play there... I would be pissed off.

Anonymous said...

BOCA cosche and manager have their kids guest play at good tournaments so their kids will get looked at by colleges. Not worried about the rest of the team at all. If they are then what have hey done to try to help the rest of the roster. Have the team dropped to the fourth bracket?

Anonymous said...

Wow! A lotta BOCA bitterness here. Lol. Y'all sound like a bunch of liberals. Whaaaaa trump won, whaaaaaaa Boca's jerks whaaaaaa! Get over it. BOCA won. Had some guest players, all from within club, all playing up. What Do you care what others do? Worry about your own situation( which is probably not so good if your on here whining about others). Nice showing last weekend BOCA girls! Well done and well deserved finish. Fine play didn't go unnoticed I'm sure as there were quite a few coaches at games Sunday.

Anonymous said...

There were four coaches watching, two from each of the teams playing (team managers included).

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