Saturday, September 7, 2013

U11G - U11 Girls Youth Soccer


For most, it's the transitional year to full-sided play. They're 11, remember. They have a long way to go to U16. Enjoy the ride and let them learn to love the game. 

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Anonymous said...

Looks like some good games today, and finally some decent weather. SJEB vs Hamilton the game of the weekend. Please update us after the game. Several other games promise to be close IMO (Arsenal/Stronghold)
(Allendale/Montclair)

Hamilton has the edge playing at home. And they are defending their title from last spring.

-CM

Anonymous said...

SJEB won 2-0.

Anonymous said...

NJX 4-0 over Mercer

Anonymous said...

Nova-3 Jackson-1

Anonymous said...

It appears I may have a future as a prognosticator for youth soccer

NJX 4-0 over Mercer (spot on)
Toms River by 2 (spot on)
Allendale 6-0 over Montclair (I called it 4-0)
Arsenal 3-1 over Stronghold (I called it 3-0)

I had Wall and SJEB wrong. These predictions and a subway token will get me anywhere in NY.

A few unreported. Stay tuned for the next round of predictions.

Too much time on my hands-CM

Anonymous said...

Definitely too much time, it's a sickness, get a life

Anonymous said...

Jags Lyon 5 nj crush1

Anonymous said...

"Definitely too much time, it's a sickness, get a life" - says the person checking and posting at 1:45 a.m.! Thanks for the laugh!

-CM

Anonymous said...

It was 1145 and I was checking to see if there was any information on local tryouts. Useful information, not a grown man predicting 11yo girls scores or posts about how to shut down another team. Are we serious? I thought this was a board for useful info to help the parents and kids? I guess I was wrong.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you can go away. There is no info for you. Please keep the predictions going, we enjoy them.

Anonymous said...

I guess somehow it just lists the post at 1:45

"Definitely too much time, it's a sickness, get a life
April 6, 2014 at 1:45 AM"

But anyway, if you are checking for tryout information at midnight or later, I guess it was a rough weekend for you, I mean, your daughter.

-CM

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you're right, keep on making predictions on 11 yo soccer games, that's a healthy, normal thing for a grown man or woman to do. Sick.

Anonymous said...

PDA Lyon 6 Monroe 0.

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Anonymous said...

OK, back to soccer. ANy scores or good games from today?

Anonymous said...

Last I checked, for my daughter every game and every practice is a tryout. I just wish they could cut a few parents ;)

Anonymous said...

EDP has updated all games from this weekend except Cherry Hill vs Hamilton. That should have been a good one:

http://events.gotsport.com/events/schedule.aspx?EventID=37317&GroupID=341350&Gender=Girls&Age=11


sjgsl vorhees pappy said...

So sick of seeing PDALYON scores they have yet to beat top u 10 teams and beat up on 11 year old b teams enough already.

Anonymous said...

PDA Lyon won against NJ Crush White "B" team and Monroe a weak local town team - post something with merit or not at all
Nice win SJEB

Anonymous said...

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SJEB over Nova this weekend 2-0. If the same results occur in State Cup, I may lose 2 PDA teams I had for the Final Four.
Hamilton seems to be slipping. Knocked out of State Cup. Only 1-0 over TR, and tied Cherry Hill 2-2.
Calvert doesn’t seem to be a threat to the very top tier NJ teams. Lost 3-1 to Jackson and tied Freehold 1-1. Leads me to believe they are solid, but a notch below the very best in NJ and MD.

Stay tuned for the next round’s predictions.


-CM

PS: Lyon is a very good team. No idea what they are doing at u10. Posting their score doesn't seem offensive to me but I do think any spats between Voorhees and Lyon best argued on the u10 chat.

Anonymous said...

No way "new Middletown" beats njx. "new Middletown" is mostly angry parents of kids who weren't picked up for njx.
sad for the 11 year old girls. puts them in a losing situation. focus on developing your kids and playing not the axe your trying to grind "new Middletown" your still the same ole Middletown!

Anonymous said...

Ok boys and girls...watch and learn.

Americans over Spartans 2-0
TSF over Arsenal 3-1
NJX over Middletown 5-0
Jackson over Mon. Coast 3-0
Freehold over TR 1-0
Galaxy over Wall 7-0
Nova over CH 2-0

Next Round:
TSF over Americans 2-0
Jackson over NJX 1-0
Galaxy over Freehold 5-0
SJEB over Nova 2-1

Next Round:
Jackson over TSF 2-1
SJEB over Galaxy 2-1

Final
SJEB over Jackson 2-1

Call Vegas and place a bet.

Mr. X

Anonymous said...

Mr. X

All reasonable predictions, but I'd go with Galaxy over SJEB 2-1 based on Galaxy already having beaten them 3-1 in a tournament over the summer and I'll go with NJX over Jackson 1-0. No reason for that just a hunch. I'd then go with Galaxy over NJX 3-0 in the final.

Anonymous said...

Well done Mr X. Between EE, Mr X, and some others here, its nice to have some positive good-natured talk, as opposed to some of the other age groups. I;ll make my next round calls soon

-CM

Anonymous said...

The funny thing is PDA Lyon would be a top u 11 team. They beat the eventual state cup champ 4-2 last year. They were up 4-0 at half and rested some staters in second half.

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Anonymous said...

Question for PDA dad. Have you guys played galaxy? I'm sure you have at least scrimmaged them a few times. Be honest, have you beat them?

Anonymous said...

Not supposed to tell, sorry.

Anonymous said...

The answer is no!

Anonymous said...

Word from inside PDA is Lyon is better than Galaxy. Best team at this age for PDA in years.

Anonymous said...

Wow r people talking about a u-10 team on a u-11 blog what top u-11 teams has Lyon beat as of late...have they played any team worth talking about if not take it some where else .....

Anonymous said...

For any narcoleptic parents in urgent need of tryout information, they may find this helpful:

http://www.nj.com/forums/youthsoccertryouts/

-CM

Anonymous said...

Lyon never played galaxy. I think beating the u 11 state cup winner was a relevant win.

Anonymous said...

Can we move back to talking about u11 teams?

Anonymous said...

Have an idea why the NJ teams fared poorly at the jeff cup. Saw two games this weekend that should have been fairly even. North teams traveling south. North teams first time on grass at all, south teams had been on grass 2+ weeks, games and practice. South teams dominated both games. Great to be on indoor turf all winter, but the first time the kids are on grass it isn't pretty.

Anonymous said...

Why are these Lyon's parents even on this blog? Go away. They are just so self righteous it's appalling. Your team is good, we all know. Can we move on?

Anonymous said...

Is Galaxy even the top team for PDA? Anyone think Nova is better? How about this PDA Shore BS. If that is not a money grab, I dont know what one is. Who are you getting by the Shore to jump ship?

Anonymous said...

Seriously Mr. X? Jackson over NJX? The only reason they will get to that game is because their defense is pretty good and Monmouth Coast is a MOSA team. They have no offense. Their striker gets shut down easily. NJX has their number. They are at the bottom of the top teams.

Anonymous said...

PDA Shore is simply an "affiliation" now in place between PDA and Toms River. Think of it like rebranding Toms River's top teams in each age group as PDA Shore. Simply change the jerseys next fall and hope the new name draws talent in from outside their club to make better teams. Layer in the PDA curriculum etc.

Anonymous said...

More like a layer to the PDA revenue stream! Good for them. Eat or be eaten. Hope Matchfit stays small and only draws top talent.

Anonymous said...

I am just trying my best to look past all the multitude of distractions to enjoy the possibility of seeing my daughter play in 74 degree weather this weekend. Man, that will be a nice change.

- EE

Anonymous said...

Mr X is entitled to his prediction. Lets not forget Jackson beat Galaxy last fall. Jackson and NJX both have very strong defense. State Cup final was 1-0 NJX. Anything can happen.

-CM

Anonymous said...

3:17

I know there's raging competition between PDA and Matchfit, but to say that Matchfit is any different would simply be inaccurate. Look at Gotsoccer rankings at U17G for example. There are 5 Matchfit teams in that age group. Most of them carry the name as a result of some sort of rebranding or affiliation. Montclair, Randolph, Somerset, Wildcats etc.

"I hope they stay small" sorry, that train has left the station for most of the academies. They are all in a race for headcount increase. It's expansion by any means possible.

Anonymous said...

3:17 nailed it. Sadly non affiliated teams will continue to be diminished, and playing for an "academy" will have a watered down distinction. Everyone will be paying more for questionable return on investment. The only industry that I am aware of that continues to grow rapidly year in/ year out are all youth sport related businesses.

Anonymous said...

PDA Nova just didn't have a good game against SJEB. The score could have been a lot worse. Nova has a really good gk who came up big during the game to keep the score only to 2. I hope to see a rematch in the cups to see how these teams do again. Considering Nova beat SJEB in the fall 3-0.

Anonymous said...

I would agree about Nova's goalkeeper. One of the best U-11 goalkeepers in the area. As far as the team they have a lot of talent. Just need to play consistent.

Anonymous said...

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Looks like we have some games this week so I will give my predictions:

NJX 3
Middletown 0

Jackson 3
Monmouth Coast 0

Freehold 2
Toms River 1
(this was toughest call for me)

Galaxy 6
Wall 0

Cherry Hill 0
Nova 3


Allendale 3
Jersey United 1

TSF 3
Arsenal 1

-CM

Anonymous said...

I don't think Nova and Cherry Hill play this weekend in the NJ Cup because they are both in the PDA tournament.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to welcoming FC Stars, Pipeline, South Shore, Breakers, FSA and Syracuse to New Jersey this weekend. Should be a terrific weekend of soccer (played in gorgeous weather) for all involved. Sure hope NJ shows well against all of them.

- EE

Anonymous said...

NJX-Middletown should be a good game. They're both pretty solid teams. Saw Middletown play Boca. Could've been 6 or 7 nothing. Boca didn't get a single shot on goal.

Anonymous said...

If you're playing at Morningside this weekend, hopefully you know the bridge is out and have to use the detour from the main PDA complex to get to the fields (about 10-15 minutes depending on time of day). Good luck to all!

Anonymous said...

3:15 - Boca would have trouble getting a shot off on a
National 3 MOSA team. Are you really using that as a measuring stick? Middletown Red is a National 1 MOSA team at their best. It will be ugly vs. NJX. At least NJX will get out of their goal scoring slump.
- Mr. X

Anonymous said...

4:32 - LOL. What do I know? I don't have a scouting report on 10yr old soccer! Good luck folks!

Anonymous said...

NJX 1 Middletown 0

Final

Anonymous said...

NJX-Middletown was a good game. NJX definitely dominated.. Middletown only had 2 shots on net... Middletown goalie made some nice saves....

Anonymous said...

NJX Middletown game was almost one of those on any given day games . NJX completed dominated and probably outshot Middletown 15-2 but just couldn't put it in the net.

Anonymous said...

To the guy saying south/warm had an advantage over north/cold at Jeff cup it wasn't true. Waza of michigan won it all and went undefeated. They said they play 75% of year indoor and did just fine on their first weekend on grass in six months. Cincy dominated as well, can't get much colder than those places. They win because plain and simple they had better players than nj md or even SoCal in a way

Anonymous said...

I guess NJX didn't get out of their goal scoring slump. A real man admits when he is wrong. I was wrong about NJX. Mr. X

Anonymous said...

Mr x. I think you were wrong about the quality of the middletown team too. Just sayin.

Anonymous said...


I will mark myself down for a loss with my NJX 3-0 call over Middletown. NJX has to be concerned with their inability to put the ball in the back of the net. Their defense is very formidable. Next round vs. Jackson (presumably) will be a close game. I stick with my original prediction of Jackson going to the finals.


-CM

Anonymous said...

Legitimately if the NJX girls could hit water when they fall from a boat it should have been 8-0.

Anonymous said...

We can go on forever about NJX and Middletown game yesterday. But the reality of it ALL is that NJX won this game 1-0. Now leave it to rest and move on people.

Anonymous said...

Jackson vs Monmouth Coast tonight. Some old school MOSA premier bad blood.

Anonymous said...

Monmouth Coast over Jackson - posted on NJ Cup site. Wow, that messed up some of our brackets Duke losing to Mercer!

Diana Davis said...

If your child is on a local team that has some really goo players and great training that would be the path i would tak
Cool escape games

Anonymous said...

I am shocked Jackson lost, at home nonetheless. My days as the great prognosticator appear to have ended quite abruptly. My brackets are completely blown out on the right side. I will go NJX vs. TSF in the finals for the right side now. NJX gets to try and defend their title, but fails vs. Galaxy.

-CM

Anonymous said...

I am shocked Jackson lost, at home nonetheless. My days as the great prognosticator appear to have ended quite abruptly. My brackets are completely blown out on the right side. I will go NJX vs. TSF in the finals for the right side now. NJX gets to try and defend their title, but fails vs. Galaxy.

-CM

Anonymous said...

Not shocked that jackson lost. saw them play a while ago & sensed that the pack was catching up with them. Think that's happening across the age group. That's expected. They're 11 years old! Seeing some good soccer, though.

Anonymous said...

Jackson beat Galaxy in the fall. They lost to NJX 1-0 in State Cup finals. I am shocked. I would venture to say those parents have been checking the try out schedules for other teams.

-CM

Anonymous said...

Look, especially at this age on any given day any team can be off and lose a game they were expected to win (or visa versa). To say that because of that everyone will start looking elsewhere is absurd. A single win/loss shouldn't send people running - unless they are focused on the wrong things. Maybe the focus should be more on the what the overall program offers and where its trying to go? I'm not from Jackson and would probably benefit from such a thing happening - but I don't believe it should or will.

Anonymous said...

With the various affiliations occurring, and more academy teams as options, town teams are already suffering from attrition. To think SOME (I never said all) will not be trying out for PDA-NJX (Match Fit) - NJ Rush, Wildcats, etc is being naive. Losing to a team they were once head and shoulders above will be a wake up call.

-CM

Anonymous said...

Are you saying the kids are trying out because of W-L records of their current clubs?

Anonymous said...

W-L records aren't the be all end all, but they do provide a gauge for a teams progression season to season. If a team starts to struggle and lose against teams they once beat handily it's a sign that they are not progressing as well on a relative basis OR that these other teams are doing a better job recruiting - or both!

Anonymous said...

Not at all. But what I am saying is when you see other teams improving, witness girls with greater skills on other teams, as well as when you realize you need to be on certain clubs with ECNL/NPL affiliation if you want to play at the highest levels, it isn’t hard to imagine girls/parents will realize they may want to grab a seat before the music stops. Just my two cents, offered at the discounted price of free

-CM

Anonymous said...

I agree completely my post was directed towards 2:09. I guess I was beating you to a response. The desire for ECNL/NPL affiliation will take it's toll on unaffiliated teams over the next few years with player migration for the exact reasons you are citing. There will be "one-off" teams that don't have those affiliation that may be able to compete against the top teams regionally, but that will be the exception to the rule, not the base case. It's just how the funnel goes. from U9-12 town teams will compete at the highest level, but as seasons roll by players and parents will migrate over to those ECNL/NPL affiliates. That will be a strong headwind for the "one-offs" to overcome.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it just PDA and Match-Fit that play ECNL now? So you're saying that everyone is going to end up there - or try to? Thats not what I've seen happen over the last 10yrs - and plenty of players not in either of those two orgs have made it to play at higher levels.

Anonymous said...

There are actually 6 teams in the Metro division of the ENCL which represent the regional ECNL options available to players and parents on this board:

PDA
Matchfit
World Class
Penn Fusion
FC Bucks
FC Continental

You're right, not all players can play for those clubs due to travel or talent issues. The next level of teams come the NPL league in our area, which is called the EDP - Eastern Development League. The top clubs in the EDP are their "Core Clubs" but there are also "contributing clubs" participating within the EDP. For a list of Core and Contributing clubs within the EDP go to this link:

http://edpsoccer.org/tier2/tier2.php?page=32

It's important to understand that the ECNL is a National League with Regional Divisions like Metro. The NPL is NOT really a national league but is really just a bunch of Regional Leagues throughout the country. Our NPL League is EDP.

For a list of all the NPL leagues throughout the country go to this link:

http://www.nationalpremierleagues.com/Leagues/

I hope that's all expressed properly. The point being that town teams unaffiliated within those structures will struggle attracting players as time goes. Those leagues are well structured and organized as far as having pay-offs to establish National Champions and having player ID mechanisms like PDP(ECNL), TIP(NPL) etc. College coaches are simplifying their scouting process by accessing those Leagues more and more.

Top players would be well advised to know the landscape and seek out the club/team that best suits their long term goal as a player. If you want to play at the best level, against the best competition and have the best chance to be recognized as a top player for college etc, it just makes sense to know the landscape and find the best fit for your ability and potential exposure.

Anonymous said...

haha, a typo I my previous post should have said "play-offs" and not "pay-offs" - funny, because you will be paying more to play at those clubs - maybe it wasn't a typo after all!

Anonymous said...

PDA Kickoff Score Updates
11 v 11 Championship Bracket

PDA Nova and FC Stars of Mass tied 1-1 in closely matched game.

Pipeline controlled game vs Holmdel NJX Sol in 3-1 win.

PDA Galaxy handled TSF 3-0.

South Shore Select (MA) dominated Syracuse Development Academy 7-0.

Next set of games at 12:40.

Anonymous said...

Won't be seeing njx in any more top brackets - Moma njx will be upset with this comment.

Looks like the out of state teams will win this one.

Anonymous said...

Two 7-0 losses. Is Jersey Shore Boca really that bad? Are they missing players? Those scores have to make NJX Sol feel better about their two losses.

Anonymous said...

Two 7-0 losses. Is Jersey Shore Boca really that bad? Are they missing players? Those scores have to make NJX Sol feel better about their two losses.

Anonymous said...

"Looks like the out of state teams will win this one."

Why do you think that? Galaxy and nova still alive.

-CM

Anonymous said...

Saw some really good soccer today ... saw some good teams relying on not-so-good fouling ... saw the occasional team that shouldn't be there ... but all in all, a terrific first day of tournament play beneath beautiful warm blue skies. Can't wait for tomorrow.

- EE

Anonymous said...

The competition is always better in another state... NJ can't compete with out of state teams.

Anonymous said...

"Not so good fouling" has to be Cherry Hill.

Anonymous said...

@9:18 wrote:

"The competition is always better in another state... NJ can't compete with out of state teams."

Really? that sounds a bit premature, and contrary to today's scorelines:

PDA Nova tied FC Stars (MA)
PDA Galaxy beat Syracuse (NYE)
PDA Crew beat FSA (CT)

[8v8] Rage beat FC Stars (MA) and PHWM (MD)

While some NJ teams fell to out-of-state teams, some other NJ teams had success ... sort of how tournaments tend to work. If PDA Nova bombs against Pipeline or if Galaxy tanks against South Shore tomorrow, then perhaps your argument has a little more validity.

Anonymous said...

^ - EE

Anonymous said...

Why does this clown/clowns always try to cause bad blood between teams/parents? Shouldn't this be friendly competition at age 10-11? If it's not Cherry Hill it's Jackson or NJX. Let the kids play the game and shut up. These kids are all great teams. You win some you lose some. Some days a team is going to be off and lose. Doesn't mean they are less of a team or no longer belong at this level.

Anonymous said...

10:02 have your daughter play Cherry Hill or go watch them play. Then come back here. They foul and not in a clean way. We know it and they know it. Hopefully they are not gleefully laughing with each other over your crumpled up daughter after their hands force her down. Ghetto soccer at its finest.

Anonymous said...

Wow, "Ghetto Soccer"??? Hhhhmmm. Any racial implications here? For shame Rage parents. For shame.

Anonymous said...

My apologies to Rage, I mistakenly thought the low level PDA team named Crew was named Rage, perhaps from viewing their parents heated crying on the sideline. I guess seeing a town team who doesn't look like you lose it must be "Ghetto". Are you wearing home it away white sheets to the next game?

Anonymous said...

We played cherry hill many times...very dirty.....worst I have ever seen.... Need 3 refs for that game...

Anonymous said...

Nix is still town team. Can't compete with the big
You will never see them again in a top bracket.

Anonymous said...

NJX NJX NJX ....Some one is obsessed with NJX. It's actually a little comical. Haha

Anonymous said...

PDA Spring Classic Updates

Championship 11v11 Top Bracket
Pipeline (MD) vs PDA Galaxy

Championship 2nd Bracket
Breakers (MA) vs Cherry Hill

Should be some good games!

Anonymous said...

I would actually give NJX some credit for still competing well at this age and level. I know the team pretty well from having coached against them, 14 of 15 are from Middletown club team and 12 are the original U8 team. A rarity these days, should be applauded while a lot if the youth sports landscape has been shredded by big money BS being sold to parents. I say bravo.

Anonymous said...

We have heard this story ten times. People don't like you because of all the talk. This is u11 and you are done.

Anonymous said...

People don't like who? Cherry hill?

Anonymous said...

Scary how well you know a team you have coached against in the past-lol. How the riide home after losing another three in row?

Anonymous said...

FYI jackass I coached old bridge in MOSA and we pretty much all know each other . What's your problem man, you have an issue with people?

Anonymous said...

Would not be surprised if you see players leaving Holmdel...parents were outwardly expressing their displeasure on the sidelines all weekend.

Anonymous said...

Why would people be leaving? They are doing great, look how they are dominating in the state cup.

Anonymous said...

They should merge with Middletown and save all the money they have to spend with NJX. Putting those teams together would improve the program.

Anonymous said...

That's is funny.
Any results from today?

Anonymous said...

Ask the NJX parents they are the ones saying it loudly on the sidelines. I agree they are an above average team in state. But not same caliber as PDA teams.

Anonymous said...

Just for the Lyon parents that blog on the u-11 page see they lost to south shore elite u-10 team guys they r not the top team

Anonymous said...

Just to follow up with my earlier response to last night's 9:18 pm comment that "The competition is always better in another state... NJ can't compete with out of state teams."

Final results for all NJ teams in U11 against out-of-state:
10 wins, 4 draws, 12 losses (both 11v11 and 8v8)

Rage and PDA's three teams against out-of-state:
8 wins, 2 draws, 0 losses

Congratulations to the Breakers, winning Flight 2, and PDA Galaxy winning Flight 1. All around great tournament this weekend.

- EE

Anonymous said...

I just hope Nova puts their win up on you tube for everyone to watch like they did that huge win over SJEB last season. Great music too. Oddly I can't seem to find the recent loss to the same team?

Anonymous said...

Sjeb do you remember when the team would play up and win?My question to you is does that still happen?

Anonymous said...

Nova parents are so classy. Win 1, tie 2, thumping their chests. Please keep updating your wins on youtube.

Anonymous said...

I am sure sjeb would have a game on YouTube.If only it wasn't a one girl team.Classy?You were the one on here promoting your last win not nova.Nice to know we are so missed and still thought about.Again how is playing up this year working for you?

Anonymous said...

You're on here trashing NJX, SJEB, and others constantly. No teams seem to have issues with each other but yours (and 1 parent from Lyon). NJX, SJEB, Hamilton, Jackson, Freehold all get on just fine. Games are always good battles and parents are congenial to each other. You beat NJX 1-0 yesterday and blast them from the minute the game ended. Clearly its your parents with the trash talk. It isnt Pipeline parents. Game was 3-0 last time. Guess you collectively couldn't all cover our supposed 1 girl team.

Anonymous said...

"Looks like the out of state teams will win this one."


-Good one.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like some Barons parents not happy about losing players to pda.I saw the pda video for the first time.Thanks for letting the blog know of its existence.Looks like pda has a very nice team.I am sure your old team will eventually get over losing you.

Anonymous said...

Can 8:48 elaborate? I don't follow the last statement? I'm sure your old team will get over losing you? Makes no sense. There has been only 1 teams parents on here beating their chests and trashing other teams. Nova. They trashed NJX since last year, trash SJEB, post statements on here pretending to be SJEB, and went right to the blogs again after beating NJX yesterday. I would venture to guess none of the blog tough guys was brave enough to speak up at the game.

Anonymous said...

ok, I'm picking up a pattern here. The bad apples on this board all seem to come from PDA. PDA Lyon(U10) stirring the pot by being on the wrong board in the first place and trying to upstage teams within their own club and brag about beating various U11 teams. Then we have obnoxious PDA Crew comments regarding Cherry Hill's "Ghetto" soccer. Now we have PDA Nova's obsession with SJEB. Their singular focus on claiming their a 1 man team is laughable and we all know that. The only PDA team that has stayed out of the insult game is Galaxy. Kudos to the Galaxy parents and shame on the rest of the teams representing that club.

While I'm at it I'd like to point out that Galaxy has got to be the top team I this age group. Their results this weekend put an end to that debate for me for now anyway. So I'm not a PDA basher. Quite the contrary actually, I'm just calling it like I see it.

Anonymous said...

Who said Crew posted that comment about Cherry Hill?

Anonymous said...

The comment in question was made after Saturday's games and only two teams played Cherry Hill - PDA Crew who lost a tight 1-0 match and were probably hot about it AND Jersey Shore Boca who lost to them 7-0 and probably accept their loss and simply being over matched. Deductive reasoning.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I believe that I made the first comment about having seen a good team that overly relied on less-than-clean play. Someone then hazarded the guess that it was Cherry Hill - I will neither confirm or deny whether that is whom I was referring to [if I had wanted to point fingers at any club I would have named them in my original post]. At least one of the posts that mentioned Cherry Hill indicated they had played them several times, so my impression was that the comment was not necessarily coming from an opponent from this weekend. But who really knows who is saying what here.

- EE

Anonymous said...

Sjeb stop obsessing over Pda.We are happy and have moved on.Hope you can eventually do the same.

Anonymous said...

PS - whomever made the comment, the reference to "ghetto soccer" was utterly out of line - we can all agree on that, hopefully?

- EE

Anonymous said...

EE,

I can certainly agree on that.

Anonymous said...

10:05 You're an admitted Nova parent by that comment. You and others(presumably, I guess it might be you over and over again) keep referencing SJEB commenting back to you but no one from that club has outed themselves as you have. Your insecurities have been making that assumption. So it's really just you that keeps bringing them back into the conversation. Who's obsessed? Oh yeah, now I just brought them back into it oops. And it was me that made the post at 9:45pm that picked up on the PDA pattern. All you're doing is substantiating my claim with more facts - thanks! Now go away! Disclaimer: Not a sjeb parent, but I was at the tournament this weekend to see your kick and chase style - maybe you guys should train with Galaxy on occasion.

Anonymous said...

10:22. That's a good idea about Nova learning from Galaxy. But Galaxy, Storm, Lyon, and all the real top tier teams look down on these pseudo PDA clubs as what they are, the red headed step kids. The affiliations are a way to make more money to further the cause. No player in Somerset takes them for real.

Anonymous said...

Cherry Hill is a rich suburb of Philadelphia. Nearly 80% of its population is white. Only 6% are black. So while the word may seem objectionable, it would be more offensive if it was used with a different city, like Camden.

No one has come on here and said Cherry Hill plays good or fair soccer. No one has defended how they play. The only objection has been to a poor word choice. I think the previous posters are probably correct about them being dirty.

Anonymous said...

10:33 - You need to get out of the area more. Lots of clubs across the nation are gobbling up smaller clubs and making super clubs.

Look at the Dallas Texans:

http://www.dallastexans.com/page/show/1080724-texans-divisions

They have plenty of expanded outposts in Texas, including one in Canada.

Sporting Blue Valley combined Blue Valley and KCFC a few years ago to become Sporting Blue Valley. They have also created an agreement with two other clubs to create a joint developmental partnership for Pre-ECNL and NPL teams:

http://www.tschurricane.com/home/648165.html

St. Louis Scott Gallagher has branched out into Southern Illinois and now has SLSG-Metro.

FC Eclipse out of Chicago also went across state lines and now have FC Wisconsin Eclipse.

What is Match Fit doing with having teams play out of their regular location (Morristown) and apparently having its "elite" teams playing out of Hazlet? You don't see expansion there?

What about WCFC partnering with Manhattan Soccer Club?

What PDA is doing has been done previously by many clubs across the nation, is being done now by area teams as well, and will continue in the future. It sounds like its in-house development like professional baseball's farm teams. If that is so, then its going to be harder for smaller teams to compete.









Anonymous said...

The adopted kid quoting the family mantra. Yes, yes we are all well aware of the expansions of all the top teams. But it's all those satellite teams chirping the most, espousing the virtues of their adopted families to all. Of course "Mom and Dad" love you just the same. We believe you No Go parents, I mean, Nova. Sorry, I saw the word in my native tongue.

Anonymous said...

Well at least we know one poster is Spanish-speaking.

Anonymous said...

Oh Crew parent, thanks for the Jim Crow humor. So you as a 100% Caucasian team use the term "ghetto" soccer on the only team you faced with key players who happen to be minorities, then say it's OK because Cherry Hill is 80% white? But you still maintain that soccer in "ghettos" would be very dirty soccer naturally, because ghettos are basically all minorities. Oh Lord, it is Palm Sunday, please enlighten Mr Bunker. I'm sure he means well.

PDA has proven to be quite gracious hosts.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it jealousy or what with NJX.. Not sure why people bash them. Yes they are a town team but play soccer well... There not getting killed.. Games are close ft what I have seen.. Some if those girls have soccer game sense. They have 2 girls that play well in the back and 1 girl who is small but very good on midfield... You can be good and not pay academy prices.. Point is that these are 10-11 year old girls that are being bashed is a disgrace..

Anonymous said...

I took the weekend off from the blog, and this is what I come back to? So much for civility. We are heading for the u12 blog atmosphere rapidly.

Congratulations to Galaxy for representing NJ with a quality win.

-CM

Anonymous said...

Question about the PDA Spring Kickoff and Gotsoccer. Is that a ranked tournament? I don't see it on the list of ranked tournaments, yet it seems it's a very popular tournament for the top teams.

Anonymous said...

To 8:46 am this morning:

Not sure why the tournament doesn't show up when you search by tournament rankings, but it is listed on GotSoccer as a Premier Level tournament. Frankly, I question whether those "levels" or "titles" just signify a higher level of payment to GotSoccer by the tournament. http://home.gotsoccer.com/rankings/event.aspx?EventID=36708

The results already appear on team pages, though the points haven't been allocated yet.


To 10:47 pm last night:
Frankly, the term is objectionable no matter how it is used, and no matter to whom it is applied, since the term itself is nothing more than a racially-oriented slur.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't SJEB do this as well?Don't they have west teams and east teams?Just looking for something to rip PDA about.It's sick how much you worry about what your old teammates are doing.Keep checking YouTube I am sure there will be another video posted soon.

Anonymous said...

^ - EE (getting old and forgetting to sign!)

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be nice if this site was moved over to one of the very commonly used Forum-type softwares instead of this Blog and comment method?

- EE

PS - 9:41 was my post, not 9:43

Anonymous said...

9:43 - Please stop. It is embarrassing to this team and this organization. Every club have their pros and cons. Let your old team(s) enjoy. They are only 11. You are on your third team in three years. Your anger on this board is also heard on the sideline. Please stop before it becomes 4 for 4.

Anonymous said...

Wow I came on this board to see what is happening at U11 before my daughter tryouts for teams. Why so much hostility for PDA, Match fit, PDA, NJX, Cherry Hill. It’s 11 year old soccer. Can we get on another subject and let me know what academy clubs base cost are per club it’s difficult to find on websites? We are located in Central Jersey.

PDA: $
NJX: $
Match Fit: $
NJ Force: $
SJEB: $
SDFC: $
NJ Rush: $
FC Rage: $

Anonymous said...

Ghetto Soccer is completely inappropriate and not p.c. I believe you meant 'thug' soccer...

Anonymous said...

Never had a problem when my daughter's team plays pda never heard parents or there coach screaming.It would seem the barons are just upset that they aren't as good as they once were.Still a good team and maybe at tryouts they will pick up a two or three strong players.Will they be ever be good enough to play up again in the edp league?I would say no.But still a good team for our age group.Barons take the"classy" way and wish your old players luck and move on.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:14am: Very true about 11 year old soccer don't look back if you leave. Also Wow!! On the 3rd team in 3 years, is that the mentality of most of the parents always looking for greener grass?

Anonymous said...

In the world of soccer. Everyone knows the term "Dirty team" or "Plays Dirty"

When you use the term "Ghetto soccer" you are only one thing a racist. Next game stand by your statement & wear
Your pointy white hat.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little surprised about the Crew parent on here making those comments. They are usually pretty restrained. The Nova parents on the other hand have proven to be constant fixtures on the blog bashing everyone. I understand their rivalry with SJEB, but they also bash NJX, Hamilton and others constantly. Kind of adds fuel to the view of the northern NJ teams that south Jersey is nothing but low class red necks. It seems to be the Moms to boot. The Dads sit on the sideline meekly.

Anonymous said...

Hey I meekly dislike that last comment!

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's fair to lump Crew into the same category as Nova either unless we see more than just that one comment.

We've played plenty of south jersey teams and have found most sidelines more than reasonable, so the above comment is over reaching if you ask me. There are more than enough loud mouths to go around no matter where you're from. But while we're on the topic can someone please tell my wife to quiet down because I'm sure as hell not going to tell her.

Signed,
Meek North Jersey Guy

Anonymous said...

To 10:27am yesterday:

I doubt you'll get many responses to your request for $$ info about clubs. People generally only knows the expenses of their daughter's club, and to mention that would reduce their anonymity. Furthermore, many clubs have been increasing prices each year, but at differing rates, so last year's numbers may not help. Also, to accurately compare, you have to look at (a) whether summer/winter training/leagues are mandatory and at additional cost, (b) how much do mandatory uniform pieces cost [you'd be surprised at how much that can vary from team to team], (c) how many tournaments are included and how many are at additional cost, including how many are out of state and require stay-to-play costs.

Some clubs will provide most of that info at tryouts, but some will not make it available until you get an offer. In general, though, the difference between the costs is usually not so significant that you will end up making your decision based upon that difference anyway.

- EE

Madison Tiernan said...

I think I need to clarify things as a PDA NOVA father.this is my second child playing for PDA from the south and my first daughter was the number 1 player in the region and currently plays at RUTGERS, the state university of NJ.I would like to ask my fellow NOVA parents to not engage with people who wish to slander the great PDA tradition......Now onto the facts:PDA CRUSH, which now are all freshman in college had 17 D1 players on its roster.We were the number 1 or 2 ranked team in the state all 4 years of high school,basically splitting matches with our north counterpart, the CELTIC.If the best players from the south all congregated to the south,they would without question get the exposure they need when college showcase comes along in 3 short years.I feel bad for many parents playing for these other clubs who are making promises to them that they simply can't keep.I witnessed first hand friends of mine bring their kid to a college showcase playing on a different club,only to find out they aren't even on the main complex.In the south we will be adding another turf field and futsal courts this summer.As south jersians we have to get out of the mindset of being the best team in south jersey and start thinking on a wider scope.My job as a parent is to put my children in the best possible situation to succeed and nothing more.I also think if people were less anonymous they wouldn't make such outrageous statements.PDA is the number 1 rated girls soccer club in America and when you are at showcases the schools flock to teams in powder blue jersies.FACT

Anonymous said...

oops I logged in under my daughters account....oh well nothing to hide,and just stating the facts

Anonymous said...

That's great you are very happy about the club Joe. But maybe you can ask your other parents to stop criticizing all the other clubs. No one seems to claim PDA isn't a great club. No need to come on here weekly to sing your praises and degrade the other teams. You folks start trash-blogging from the field when you win. When you lose, you are remarkably quiet. Madison and Reilly are great players. Be happy and humble.

Anonymous said...

Ghetto soccer has nothing to do with being a rasicst it saying the type of soccer is hack soccer...so check urself n understand the comment only a unsure person would take it to that level grow up move on u read into thing to much...u don't have to be black to be ghetto

Anonymous said...

Why do you equate dirty soccer with ghettos, which anyone can agree refers to a minority neighborhood in modern times. Last white one I know of was the Warsaw Ghettos in WWII, but enough of the history lesson.
Why not just say "dirty" soccer? How do you know soccer in a ghetto is dirty soccer? Why would you assume and equate the two? You must admit you have a problem before you can cure your problem.
Please ask Meathead to explain this to you while Edith grabs you a beer. Maybe Lionel can take you to play soccer with his friends.

Anonymous said...

^^^ LOL!

Anonymous said...

You are right,let me clarify my statement.PDA Nova parents please stop posting negative comments about other clubs on this blog.When SJEB beat us 2 weeks ago,I walked up to several parents and congratulated them on an excellent game .The Barons outplayed us and played with great tenacity.That being said,I have the big picture in mind and know what it takes to get to the big stage and who can and cannot get us there.When we left the Barons,it had nothing to do with any issues at SJE.JT is a great trainer who puts all of his energy into his craft.We left because we felt the time was right to bring our daughter to the same club that had done so much for our older daughter PDA.thanks,Joe Tiernan

Anonymous said...

Bravo Joe. Well said. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

yall need to get a life

Anonymous said...

South.... Just stop. Please. You are degrading a name our daughters have worked really hard to build. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

joe, pda nova parents should be furious. you make ugly and deceptive posts all week long and now you tell them not to, bit hypocritical don't you think? fyi-your posts are easy to pick out, try a few spaces between sentences once in a while.

you know what it takes to get to the big stage? if this is an example of your way to get there then...oops sorry..just threw up in my mouth.

you are right on one thing - PDA is a great club, but you sir give them a very bad name. no bravo joe, close the laptop or turn off the cell phone and fade away for a while.

Anonymous said...

couple things and then I will never post on here again: 1-yesterday was the first time I ever posted on this blog,but it is easy for someone to call me out and remain anonymous.2-One thing you can always count on from the north is a demeaning comment.I stumbled upon this blog when I googled PDA tryout dates for next year,if you know me at all anonymous you would know that I put it all out there and would say the same to your face,maybe next time our 2 teams meet you can walk up and introduce yourself.I am a friendly guy,but I assure you that any comments I make here or anywhere else will never be made anonymously.-Joe Tiernan

Anonymous said...

Wow Joe. Coach O'Neill must love the way your degrading PDA and RUTGERS too. Mazel tov.

Anonymous said...

I think I degraded neither.how so?

Anonymous said...

Anybody can post and be anybody they want on thie board. I'm surprised the Joe impostors haven't come out. Real Joe congrats on the older daughter playing in college and good luck with the younger one. No you did not degrade the coach or the school.

Anonymous said...

All my family has ever tried to be is a positive face for both PDA in the south,and RU and I think that we have been both.And I have been told by both organiztions that we are.Thank you for the kind words,this blog could be a positive tool for new jersey youth soccer....but I think the anonymous aspect of it breeds ugliness,much like nj.com does with hs soccer forum.It's a shame really.

Anonymous said...

I can see why sje parents would be salty to you leaving.I am sure your younger daughter is a great player.Good luck to both of your children.

Anonymous said...

I never had one problem with anyone or anything at SJE,they treated my daughter wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Joe T. No doubt PDA is a respected and highly desireable club for many parents. I admire you for your decidcation and commitment to PDA and having your youngest follow your eldest footsteps I totally respect that and glad you had good thinks to say about a former club SJE.

As you mentioned your eldest at U17all had went to D1 schools to play, how many of those players were U11 together that stuck around for 6/7 years at PDA.

I'm curious and I bet many on here do not realize that between those years girls came in/out of the program for 6/7 years. Soccer in NJ did not have all these options back then for parents and they are seeing clubs like Matchfit and other academy style clubs popping up or growing. It's becoming scary and diluted and I see alot of the best kids spreadout throughout NJ in the North, Central, South and East(Shore).

Since you have been around I would like you stick around for your opinions. It's great to see people like you on this board to advise others becuase of your past experience, and you are right I don't want this board to turn into NJ.com. It should be used to help parents.

-NJ North Parent

Anonymous said...

Joe,

Your new found honesty is refreshing. Before moving on you might want to come clean with a full confession that these were also your posts as someone recently pointed out. It speaks to the "fib" that you just started posting yesterday. Who knows how long you've really been fanning flames on here. I only went back a couple of days and was able to pick these out as you. You

"Sjeb do you remember when the team would play up and win?My question to you is does that still happen?"

April 13, 2014 at 5:05 PM

"I am sure sjeb would have a game on YouTube.If only it wasn't a one girl team.Classy?You were the one on here promoting your last win not nova.Nice to know we are so missed and still thought about.Again how is playing up this year working for you?"

April 13, 2014 at 5:32 PM

"Sounds like some Barons parents not happy about losing players to pda.I saw the pda video for the first time.Thanks for letting the blog know of its existence.Looks like pda has a very nice team.I am sure your old team will eventually get over losing you."

April 13, 2014 at 8:48 PM

"Sjeb stop obsessing over Pda.We are happy and have moved on.Hope you can eventually do the same."

April 13, 2014 at 10:05 PM

"Doesn't SJEB do this as well?Don't they have west teams and east teams?Just looking for something to rip PDA about.It's sick how much you worry about what your old teammates are doing.Keep checking YouTube I am sure there will be another video posted soon."

April 14, 2014 at 9:43 AM

"Never had a problem when my daughter's team plays pda never heard parents or there coach screaming.It would seem the barons are just upset that they aren't as good as they once were.Still a good team and maybe at tryouts they will pick up a two or three strong players.Will they be ever be good enough to play up again in the edp league?I would say no.But still a good team for our age group.Barons take the"classy" way and wish your old players luck and move on."

April 14, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Anonymous said...

It's funny you should ask that,our oldest played Voorhees town soccer until u14 as crazy as it sounds.She was on a very good team and it sort of fell on our laps.We would not advise anyone to take this route,she was a superb athlete at that point with awful soccer skills.My wife and I made an early decision that we would not make that same mistake twice.Many of the players on that CRUSH team were there since around the u11 age group.I would say 5 girls came on from u14 or later.Alexis McTamney who was an All-American at Bordentown was added to our roster as a senior at the request of Monmouth University head coach to get her playing with better players before entering college.It seems to be from my experience that these top club teams begin assembling at u11.The older the girls get,the harder it gets to crack the roster. Joe T

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information Joe.This is my first experience in youth soccer. I appreciate the input and honesty.Wishing you and the girls well.

Anonymous said...

All I can give you is my word that none of those posts are mine.Keep in mind that 5 of us came over from SJE to PDA last year,and when I see the others tomorrow night I will ask them not to post negative things.Joe T

Anonymous said...

Joe T. thanks for the past experience like I said it's nice to have some experience parent on board vs. stupid comments like "Ghetto Soccer".

Like you mentioned you didn't move your eldest until u14 and 5/6 others came on after u14.It just shows that parents/kids move in/out no matter what and with more top level teams in NJ do you think it's going to become diluted and fear the best players end up not playing with each other? Do you think PDA will ever combined there top players from North, South, Shore together or keep them seperate enitities?

As I think about it that's possibly 50+ girls with 3 teams at PDA at U12 next year. Is it worth the parents time and money knowing all well that at one point some of those girls they are with now may not be playing with your players like your daughter 2-3 years from now if PDA pulls best players together to play ECNL league. Just wondering your thoughts on how PDA's ultimate pyramind structure will be with 3 NJ locations now?

- NJ North Parent

Anonymous said...

That is exactly what is going to happen,the 3 separate clubs will remain independent teams with all players having an opportunity to be on ECNL roster.All more the reason for a player to get over and make an impression with a chance of playing on that ECNL roster.My older daughter only got to play ECNL as a senior along with 3 other south girls,but at that point they were already committed to colleges.I can tell you when you go to an event such as CASL and there are ECNL games being played,the amount of colleges watching those games are staggering.Joe T

Anonymous said...

That's a great question - is your plan to have your daughter stay with Nova or transition to Galaxy during the ECNL years?

With the creation of all these "satellites" it's a fair question to ask..... do the satellites keep their best players or move them to the ECNL team?

Anonymous said...

north and south will train on alternate days so a player does not miss training with their main team.It is my understanding that all players will remain with their home club,which is how we would prefer it for many reasons and only play with ECNL team during ECNL events

Anonymous said...

.........if she is good enough to play on ECNL roster of course.Joe T

Anonymous said...

So the elite "satellite" players can get "called-up" to play in ECNL events? I used the word "called-up" for lack of a better word only.

Anonymous said...

exactly,keep in mind none of the girls from the CRUSH played ECNL until after the fact and still got plenty of exposure,but just the chance to play at that level has got to be compelling to any family.My older daughter played on the U15 national team and believes with all of her heart that she would have remained on the national team if she were on an ECNL roster. Joe T

Anonymous said...

Joe. this was my expectated of you when the question was brought in. Great question 1:43pm.

So pretty much you are expecting your daugther to play patially on a ECNL north team later at U14 along with playing with the south, leaving behind any players brought onto the south and crushing those parents high expectations.

Makes sense as a pyramid but makes no sense for those parents on the middle or bottom looking up to get no exposure. I hope the other parents on Galaxy, Nova, Crew, and soon another Shore PDA team adhere this pyramid and don't have high hopes now knowing all well it's going to blow up at U14.

It's becoming a shell and soon to be like Matchfit/RUSH with 5-6 teams in the same age bracket vs. just pulling all the kids together worthy enough to play together full time all the time on 1 or 2 teams. I hope PDA doesn't turn into a MatctFit, they have always been top notch and different thus the reason why parents flock to the club.

Anonymous said...

It seems to me like you twisted what I said so it can mean what you want it to mean.Why would it crush anyone if someone on their team is being given other opportunities? My older one played on the CRUSH and NJODP,and it had no impact that she played on other teams.If anything it drew attention to her club team that a player of her level (along with other ODP players,4 in total I believe) were on the CRUSH roster.Your theory is quite flawed if you are using it to deter players on your current team from coming over.They will also be implementing club days,where all teams at a specific age group will train together/scrimmage one another and have an opportunity to work with other trainers within the club.If you see something negative that can be drawn from this, I am missing it sorry.Joe T

Anonymous said...

Joe T.
Thanks for the insight again and your opinions. So with PDA going to this model and Matchfit following with affiliations with clubs. Ultimately who comes out on top between both both clubs. Do you also think another club will become ECNL rumor has NJ is going to add 1 more similar to Eastern PA with 3?

Also NPL is growing do you ever think NPL division will overtake the ECNL division with quality teams? Looks like Region 1 league participation is getting smaller.

- NJ North Parent

Anonymous said...

I think the families come out on top when there are more opportunities for players to get noticed.5 short years ago there were far less options for a south player,and I can only speak for the south in this matter.The north where you are from has a longer history and more options.....in my opinion of course.I can tell you though that many regard south jersey as an untapped resource for talent. Joe T

Anonymous said...

NJ South untapped resource so what clubs do you recommend in the south?

Anonymous said...

Well I think I'll answer your question with a question.If you wanted to go someplace that you have never been before,would you rather go with someone that knows how to get there or would you want to go with somebody who thinks they can get you there,but they have never actually been there?.............When a club tells someone that they can get you someplace,what do they say to you down the road when they can't?

Anonymous said...

No way NPL surpasses ECNL as the premiere league. Both leagues are great, the E in ECNL is elite and that is the difference. MFA and PDA have always differentiated by geography IMO. MFA with more of a focus and pull from Northern hotbeds of Bergen, Morris, and Essex. PDA owning the center of the state. There was always overlap, but never moreso than today. Interesting to see if MFA builds a facility in Morris County as rumored.

Anonymous said...

If ECNL is going to add another NJ club it makes sense for it to be geographically accessible for Gloucester, Camden, Cumberland, Salem , Cape May, Atlantic and lower Burlington counties. That's the under-served ECNL territory. Anywhere else and you'll simply have more overlapping and in-fighting for the same players. A club that can truly pool the top players from those counties would be adding fresh faces in the ECNL system.

Anonymous said...

Keep living your dreams through your 11 year old daughters. You people are nuts. Wait until they hit puberty and then evaluate.

Anonymous said...

I agree, you people are nuts. And I'll guarantee you spent more on academy fees than any scholarship month your daughter ever got.

Anonymous said...

**money

Anonymous said...

Here's a novel concept , save for your kids college and you won't have to be so insane , they are 11 ! You people are putting way to much pressure on yourselves and your daughters. This page is completely embarrassing . "The road to a scholarship" at 11. Lmao !

Anonymous said...

It's not about the scholarships. We as a family enjoy going to soccer games. My daughter likes to play with girls on her level. To play at the higher levels requires lots of money unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

why is it insane if you come from an athletic family to put your child in a top program that will open all sorts of doors for the child? The las 3 posts could not be more wrong,they are only 11 huh? What if I told you that the top programs are finishing up their 2017 recruiting classes? Yeah that's right,freshman in high school.That is 3 years from now.That is very short sighted for someone to say save your money for college,soccer also has many other positive impacts on a young girl.It will keep her fit,surround her with other driven girls,keep her focused on grades.....etc.You can choose to do it your way,but I'm gonna work on getting another kid a free education with countless academic perks until someone tells me otherwise.Joe T

Anonymous said...

perks that include 10 hours a week of supervised study hall,one hour of tutoring per week in each subject,first choice in class selection and housing.all things that are given to every D1 athlete.....worth taking a run at eh? Joe T

Anonymous said...

JoeT is right, but you only push so much. At some point it has nothing to do with the parent/it's all about the kid. There are 6 things that get kids a scholarship: skill, athletic ability, passion, grades, coachability, luck. Parents need to guide, and support, and push just a little.

Anonymous said...

Let's all be honest with ourselves, and I am here so I am as guilty as anyone, a blog like this is just about egomaniac parents like us that are living through the competition of our children as if we were playing. We knock other teams and get into petty arguments with each other about each other's 11 yo girls. It's embarrassing, but let's face it it's a disease. I'm willing to admit it. If the girls were mature enough to understand what their parents do on here they would be embarrassed. In truth the best thing that could happen to youth sports would be if blogs like this didn't exist.

Anonymous said...

Total agree the ride is worth the experience for any kid. Plus a large % of girls/boys not involved in some type of sport or high level play sit around and play on ipads each day or text boyfriends at 11. Not my daughter she is focus on becoming a better teammate and player along with keeping her grades up and meeting new friends each year and that's not me pushing her it's her own motivation. Makes me proud and I doubt mind commiting to academt style play if she continues this direction. Those parents that are haters don't understand people like Joe T.

Anonymous said...

In reference to the comments about us crazy parents that are pushing our kids in these academies for scholarships.....let's take college out if the equation for a minute. I have several little soccer players, one of which is on the A team at one these encl clubs. That being said, where else would you like her to play? Rec, travel, the back yard perhaps? She has abundant talent and we feel putting her on one of these teams would not only make her regress but probably loose interest in the game altogether. As parents we do what we feel is the best for our children at the time. My other children compete at theses lower levels and we are just as excited to go to their games. Who knows if college soccer is in her future but wouldn't we be failing her if we didn't allow her to take advantage of every opportunity possible? And btw do the math... 50k x 4 doesn't even come close to what us crazy academy parents pay....know your children's talents and weaknesses. Its not like we are going to love them any less:)

Anonymous said...

All right we now know Joe T. is the Manning family of soccer. LOL. How many of those D1 players ended up getting full rides. Now with PDA having approximately 4 teams in each age bracket are all 60+ girls getting the same exposure and rides. Again people are crazy to think of scholarships at this age. Just enjoy that they are playing this great sport somewhere and with NJ having plenty of opportunities now and I see a price battle brewing between clubs in the near future.

Anonymous said...

I can only speak of PDA in terms of statistics,51 female D1 commits in 2014 between 3 teams.mind you not all were full rides,but also keep in mind how many kids got into a school that they may not have were they not athletes.My kid took the SAT's one time and got a score that a non-athlete would never get in with.pretty significant to me.Joe T

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