Sunday, August 31, 2014

Academy Soccer

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58 comments:

Anonymous said...

So what's everyone doing for winter training?

Anonymous said...

15 months and no news on "new facilities" at NJSA?

Anonymous said...

There were probably plans for new facilities at some point, but that changed with the new ownership. There are no new facilities in the near future.

Anonymous said...

They actually announced the new facilities on both websites when the merger was announced. So the new owner was aware.
Another lie for the parents to choke down. Wonder what great pie in the sky promise they'll make next year to keep the hopefuls on board.

Anonymous said...

Of course they haven't told any of us there are no plans for new facilities. Why should they...there is no accountability.

Anonymous said...

And if you ask about them, you'll be kicked out. It's an embarrassing topic for them.

Anonymous said...

Again with this NJCSA crap. Give it up, no one cares!!!

Anonymous said...

spoken like a true njcsa management personnel

Anonymous said...

Heard new njcsa facilities being announced Friday. 12.12.14

Anonymous said...

Right, they are moving from borrowed cramped sjv to the local dump site....dont worry all is well though

Anonymous said...

9:31 so where are those njcsa facilities again?

Anonymous said...

USSF just dropped 15/16 and 13/14 academy for NJCSA. Cedar Stars now has 15/16 and 13/14.

Anonymous said...

Are Cedar Stars' mew teams made up of ex- NJCSA players?

Anonymous said...

Why would they do that when they beat PA Classics, tied with PDA, with teams below them on the table?

Anonymous said...

NJCSA doesnt say anything about any teams being dropped?

Anonymous said...

probably because it does not take effect until next fall

Anonymous said...

Is there somewhere we can read about this?

Anonymous said...

My kid plays for CSA and there has been no mention of that. Also the oldest team for CSA at the moment is the U14 Academy.

Anonymous said...

CSA is growing pretty fast. They'll have more age groups soon.
They have a Newark Division now.

Anonymous said...

And they are now affiliated with St. Benedicts. Why do you think that is.. so they can fill 13,14 and 15/16 academy teams. Wake up people

Anonymous said...

10:47
How is St. Benedicts going to fill out those roster if the school is playing high school in the fall.
What is your answer for that???

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard of FSA Academy? I’ve never seen this group before. My son is a goalkeeper and I was forwarded an email regarding a trip to Italy to showcase players. I’ve been told that several NY, NJ & PA academies are being represented on the team including 7 Red Bulls players from the U14 & U16 team. They hold practice sessions throughout the winter for additional training. Just was looking to know if anyone knew anything about this academy. Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

October 15, 2013 NJSA04/CSA Merger:
"We have committed to working on a soccer complex that will enable us to continue to grow and attract players to our state of the art facility. The planning stages have begun and we hope to have this completed within 12-18 month’s"

3 more months to the opening of the new state of the art facility!

Hope the snow holds off. Groundbreaking will be tough.

Anonymous said...

That would be nice but let's not get our hopes up NJCSA people!!

Anonymous said...

Wow...from no property or even location to state of art in less than three months. Talk is cheap.

Anonymous said...

That's alright there is still "casino night" for them pilfer from parents for "facility"

Anonymous said...

lol!

Do not forget the $100 mandatory ad per player for casino night and another $100 per player to help fill the baskets for raffles.

I love this place!

Anonymous said...

I have a question about Cedar Stars Newark division. Will teams out of Newark play in academy league or will they be club?

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Anonymous said...

1:29
Newark CSA will play EDP.
1. Alot of the Newark CSA players play for ST. Benedicts.
2. CSA does not have an academy license for U15/U16 or U17/U18.

Anonymous said...

My son is looking to leave his club team to try out for next years 2015-16 U16 RB , Philly Union or PDA Academy teams. I've noticed both RB and Union currently don't have a U15 team.
How would a player get a tryout out at one of these clubs and where are all of next years players coming from?

Anonymous said...

The u16 academy team is a mix of u15/u16 players. Red Bulls and Union don't usually have open tryouts. You should look up the u16 coaches online and contact them.

Anonymous said...

The academy uses birth year so next year's u16 academy team would be 99's and 00's

Anonymous said...

Anyone know when RB typically offers roster spots to potential pre academy and academy kids? May, June? I heard nycfc contacted some RB parents of upcoming U14 players already, but wondered in particular do RB wait for spring season to finish before making offer. I'm going to just ask Simon ( and he likely won't tell me!) but wondered anyone's experience firsthand.
Thanks for any info,
Soccer Mom, kid at Met Oval, RB showcase team, 03 skills challenge winner. PS We need to move near family in either NJ or CT next year and driving myself nuts trying to be prepared since they (RB)seem interested in my U11... I have no idea if they really are but want to be prepared as there is the little bro U 9 and where he'll train to consider IF the long shot occurs. Such first world problems I'm almost embarrassed to ask but figure I'd stop lurking. Thanks all.

Anonymous said...

US Soccer federation mandate girls DA. Residency like boys. All programs to be by FIFA birth year.

http://equalizersoccer.com/2015/01/30/uswnt-youth-development-plans-academy-residency-ncaa-nwsl-training/#disqus_thread

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Anonymous said...

Real Salt Lake Academy best Academy for future stars in the US hands down overall

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know when and where the NYCFC academy is starting up? They're going to have their own youth development league.

Anonymous said...

Any word on njcsa facilities?

Anonymous said...

Here we go....
Really?
Is there nothing else you consume yourself with at 12'oclock in the morning than NJCSA?
Get some sleep, and get a life!!

Anonymous said...

That's alright according to topdrawersoccer they had a total of 1 d1 recruit campared to 19 for red bull and 13,for pda. All is well

Anonymous said...

One month to the new state of the art facilities!
My prediction is that they will use this promise to keep players from leaving and recruit more for 2015-2016.

Dangling the carrot again.

Anonymous said...

NJCSA facilities are still in planning/approval stages. I have seen the plans, they are real, no BS. Choose not to believe if you wish.

Anonymous said...

Life is back to normal now that the Tri-State academies teams are all back in action this weekend.

Anonymous said...

.....and I have a bridge to sell you.....but first your 3k....and pipe dream

Anonymous said...

Njcsa is so desperate they run "free" junior academies for youngsters after no paying clients sign up and then boast "sold out". So sad

Anonymous said...

What's the matter, no more re-runs of Duck Dynasty on tonight? Well you can always log in and bash NJCSA!

Anonymous said...

The plans for the state of the art facility are there but,people gonna wait 3-5 years for project to be done,keep signing those checks njcsa parents,well done njcsa

Anonymous said...

Finally soccer is back, so here are some academy scores from the weekend.

U14
PDA 3 X 2 Match Fit

U14
Cedar Stars 2 x 2 Red Bulls

Anonymous said...

The USSDA is mandating that academy teams are free but where is the money coming from?

Anonymous said...

For the teams like PDA, Cedar Stars, Continental, Westchester that have loads of teams, they are just going to increase their fees and that extra increase will cover the cost for the USSDA teams.

Anonymous said...

PDA U15/16 2 - NJCSA 1
PDA U17/18 2 - NJCSA 2

Wow, from all the flack I read on this website I thought PDA was supposed to win these games by a wide margin.

Anonymous said...

You can park the bus and manage not to get crashed for a game or two. But your long term record speaks for the quality of work done by a soccer organization.

The reality is that NJCSA is a waste of your talent (first and foremost). Then comes everything else, including waste of your time and money. The club is run by people that do not know how to teach anything to kids, have no skills in managing a club and are totally disorganized.

They will continue to exist as long as they manage to "cheat" US Soccer and keep the existing Academy status; Parents still pay so that they can say that their kids play for an "academy" team.

The only real academy teams in NJ are Red Bulls and PDA. They are managed professionally and they are actually teaching their kids something.

Even club teams (e.g. PDA and other top NJ club teams) are much better than the so called NJCSA "Academy" teams.

Anonymous said...

I agree that NJCSA has its problems, but 2-2 vs. PDA is not parking the bus.

Give credit where it is due.

Anonymous said...

The simple fact is if college soccer is the reason y you are at Ana academy you are wasting you money at njcsa. No colleges even look at them and their name on your resume is meaningless. Just look at their "signing day" news flash. Playing at njcsa had nothing to do with it. If u want a bit more competitive atmospher than travel soccer it is fine, but do mistake it for the elite academies

Anonymous said...

NJCSA 13/14 also lost to PDA 4-0 this weekend. And the 99 NEPAL Team lost 6-0 just before break.
Speaking with some parents, it seems PDA teams played down to their opponent with bench players to get them some playing time this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about playing in college. It is about having fun.

Anonymous said...

The problem at NJCSA is not the fact that they don't have good training. From talking to some people, It is the fact that the coaches there are careless and do whatever it takes to have games late so they could enjoy their weekend, and pushing practices to dates that fit them best. I even heard that they have barely trained in the winter and are trying to squish two practices into one by putting 2000s and 2001s together. To improve as an academy, someone at the club needs to take the initiative and that will show the kids that they should take soccer serious. If it's about having fun and not playing college soccer, why would you pay all that money to play for an academy that everyone talks badly about? From watching NJCSA in their game against PDA, it seems that they had some individuals that know soccer very well and have a tremendous amount of technical ability. I noticed that the team revolves around fast strong players who know nothing of soccer and just kick it up. I garuntee if from the start they played their smart and skilled players and not define their style of play by using stronger and faster players who lose the ball after they just take it, the score would have been much much closer.