I'd like to know from the NJX/ex-Middletown parents their feelings of their screaming coach now that they have moved on.
Jackson had an easy ride in State cup, they should be in the finals..
Jackson should be in the final, they had no competition..
Why do people get upset and argue on these blogs? Aren't you intelligent enough to figure out that people purposely post outrageous things to get a reaction out of you and you provide it every time. Hook, line & sinker...
Actually I'd like to know about the yelling coach too. Was the yelling worth it? Did it help your daughter become a better soccer player?
who did NJX lose to?
PDA u10 in 8v8..
I watched the PDA Lyon u 10 NJX u 11 game. PDA won 4-2. They were more skilled, quicker, and more talented. Please don't use the excuse about players playing out of position or not taking the game seriously. PDA won almost every 50/50 ball. They played stronger in tight spaces. They were more under control. The reactions from the NJX parents were priceless. I have never enjoyed a soccer game so much.
You PDA parents are a joke and an embarrassment to the club and your children. Do you hear yourselves? You've never enjoyed a game more? Really? Pathetic display of parenting and character!
Personally rooting for the Jackson or Haddonfield teams to win this weekend. Would be nice to see a town/non-academy team win. Don't have too pay a small fortune to play good soccer and have fun.
The reason NJX is getting so much exposure is because you have half the post. Starting a few weeks ago with talk about how solid of a team you are and PDA is hiding and you wanted to play them.Then the u10 team comes along and beats them easily.Sorry, but in the blog world you will get hammered when you talk a big game and then lose a huge game. Stop the excuses and trying to post as non nix parents, you are way to obvious. The more you talk, the more you expose yourself.
I myself am also pulling for Haddonfield or Jackson. Let a town team win it. Maybe NJX has new parents but I don't really see anywhere on the blog where they were touting the team? I'm actually surprised the PDA club allows their parents to post such trash, seems to bring down the reputation of what is supposed to be the benchmark?
I saw some of that NJX PDA game there with my son on Holmdel FC (the regular club portion). Was actually tale of two games, PDA played very well and scored some nice goals in first, had much the better of play and NJX dominated the second half. The best player was the PDA goalie in second half, that kid played awesome. NJX could have had six or eight goals and lived in their box the whole second half but that young lady was fantastic.
U11 Crew played 8v8 in Flemington as well as U10 Lyon. Why wasn't NJX scheduled to play Crew? The first Crew game was at 9am. Maybe NJX couldn't make it that early?
Funny my daughter plays for a town team, and I always wondered why people hate PDA. I figured maybe some jealousy. It's becoming clear their parents are as insane as it claims. Well, at least a few anyway. I'm beginning to think PDA stands for Parents with Diminished Adolescence. Stop living vicariously through your kids because you couldn't hack it as a child. And yes, "your" team is the best. You parents should wear uniforms to the game since you are so integral to the success. Go Jackson/Haddonfield!!!
I will never support PDA, but NJX is worse and you people need to stop. Going back, you did start the talking and deserve what you are getting.
I saw the PDA lyon TRam play one of our Morris United teams u11. They were a good team. Problem I have with PDA is it is a black box, you never know what team you get. They do the old u10 or u11 playing up thing and then I was surprised to watch that game and see several stud Galaxy U11 players playing on Lyon. That's what happens when they cross-card teams and players and carry 20+ girls on rosters. I saw them do it in a tournament and spring cup game too. It's one thing to play up and do well, another to play up with some girls and bring a bunch of age appropriate ringers to the games as well. Buts that why the rep is so bad and you just never know with these teams. I know with Morris and I would guess most other programs the 14 or 16 or 18 girls that are on the team and practice, are the ones that go to the games, no exceptions at least from what I have seen. So it doesn't surprise me that u10 can play with a good u11 when they bring who they want from the older group based on what they think the competition will be.
The above can't be true in league play in jags and most others. I understand you don't like PDA, nor do I, but that is a bunch of lies. Even if it was true, what is the big deal?
I love the people who just can't get over the fact that PDA is a great club with national exposure. Why the jealousy. If you're happy where you are then don't worry about PDAs success. Trust me they aren't thinking about you.
PDA is awesome! They are the greatest organization in the history of youth soccer. No team compares to their greatness. Nor does any athlete.The thousands of dollars that I spend on my 10 year olds soccer practices is not at all unusual. Every player in the country wishes they could play with this wonderful organization and their tremendously courtEous and sportsmanlike parents......happy now??? Can we move on????
Thank you. Much better.
the fact that PDA does that stuff with girls on different teams and different ages is within the rules, but it is just a little misleading and explains things such as Lyon, etc. they shouldn't do that, I feel bad for the girls on lyon who get bumped from playing time. my kids at Copa don't deal with that even though academy level.
I'm sorry girls got bumped. You must be a frustrated Lyon parent. Or just don't know what you are talking about. Nice try. Worry about your c level copa team
Any chance of a, dare I say intelligent, conversation without name calling and insults? Any thoughts on which tournaments are best in November? Over the winter? What tournaments are best for early and late spring. Would be nice to actually learn something from this blog aside from people take this too seriously.
C level? Really? You are a crazy person
I dont know what everyone is arguing for?? Got Soccer will rank these 10 year olds the right way .LOL. Let them do all the math.Pretty soon they will have a National 2 team in MOSA ranked #1 for winning a Frightfest Tournament for best costume.
Funny thing is that the Pda higher ups could care less about winnings and rankings until the ecnl years.
Thanks for telling us how great Jackson is and accusing other clubs of things tnet never did. Look in the mirror and tell me who has the real issues?
If PDA cared about wins, their U11s would be playing in the U11 JAGS group instead of U12.
Only the u11s bring the ringer u12s for the rough games. That's very admirable. Leave those u11s stuck to the bench! But they are playing up, riiiiiight....Glad Sjeb doesn't do this. No wonder about PDA 10u lions.
Can you repeat yourself in English, have no clue what you are trying to say. Read the post three times thinking I was missing something.
Players are carded by birth year. Refs check rosters and player cards. I've seen refs look at the card and then player. They are probably looking at the picture on the card. I'm not sure how a U12 play down to U11 for any club unless they are playing up in age in the first place and are both rosters. ?? Rosters are listed on GotSoccer. Anyone who cares about PDA's rosters should probably spend the time to go look at them.
This blog is hysterical. PDA is one of the biggest clubs in the country, yet it only plays town tournaments (EB, bridge water, Parsippany), and town leagues (JAGS), and hides from all the club competition in EDP and the NYC NPL leagues and tournaments. And then PDA parents & coaches brag about winning MOSA Flight 2 games and pound their chest proclaiming greatness. ROFL. Yeah, OK. And then to boot, there are accusations of cheating at these games. I feel very sorry for the kids on these teams, when the coaches have no confidence that their teams can win. Oh but wait - PDA doesn't care about winning - only development. Lol!
What PDA is in MOSA?
I looked at GotSoccer. Can anyone explain why #7 Holmdel FC NJX Sol at 2114 points and #30 NJX Sol at 156 points have the EXACT same rosters? http://home.gotsoccer.com/rankings/results.aspx?Level=State&Gender=Girls&Age=11&Region=1&State=NJ
Because its a mistake you dope
ha ha ha same rosters but two different clubs #7 is Holmdel FC and #30 is Middletown FC. It's not a mistake.
Why did NJX Sol play in an August tournament under their old club? Isn't August 1 the magic day where everything and everyone moves up a year?
talk about trying to rack up points .... can sol play under either club name this year? can they roster the same girls for two different clubs/leagues?which sol is the state cup?
Im going to defend a girls u11 soccer team and club, PDA Galaxy u11 girls. First, none of these girls have ever played down on the u10 team, 100 percent false. As for hiding and playing town leagues, they are playing in the premier div of jags u12(one year up) and havnt lost a game. They are playing the highest level they possible can without a Golie, what more can they do? They tried playing up in parsippany and was rejected. Yes, a waste of time. We never mentioned our game against Cherry Hill, but it wasn't much of a game. Yes EB and the other were not fun, and you will never see that again. We will have 30 more players at our tryouts, including most of the people who are posting here. I will tell you this much, good luck. We have 16 rock solid girls and a Golie coming in spring, best in state. Before tryouts 2 more will join because they are good enough. Wont leave many spots. Galaxy is a great team and you should be happy pda and galaxy is in your back yard. Over the next five years they will lose a few and add a few. If your daugher is great, we may get to know both of you. cheers.
PDA doesn't travel their younger teams too far. They don't see the need.
5:20: I agree with you totally. PDA is a great soccer organization with national recognition. I look forward to my daughter taking your daughter's roster spot in 3 years when it matters. Wondering what I will do with the $12,000 I will save having her play on a town team.
6:01 - unless your kid has awesome speed and foot skills your town daughter isn't going to PDA. We played them. Their skills are amazing.
6:01. You wouldn't bring your daughter to a tryout. You couldn't face the fact that your daughter isn't good enough. If you did you would already have tried. Oh wait you did bring her and she got cut. Now I got it.
PDA is sort of like the yankees, you love them or hate them. But they win a lot, just at a cost. A lot of money and heartbreak for kids and really where does it lead to for even 99% of those girls. It's a business, more about money than kids. The same parents chest pumping at age 10 or 12 are likely to be crying at age 15. I did witness a state cup game recently though where they played a wildcats team of ours and they brought in a whole slew of girls that weren't on the field in the prior games. They go funny things with rosters, sure you can't play down but you can card a much larger roster than most teams and bring the ringers when you want. They pull that stuff. U10 team playing in u11 division cam bring u11 ringer when the games get tough. So careful what you think you are looking at, because what it seems to be may not be.
6:46 PDA Galaxy and Crew did not play in any state cup last year. Are you thinking a PDA South team?
ROFL! So PDA is playing up so they can have ringers and win .... a JAGS GAME? You're moaning about a JAGS GAME? Good Grief. Get a life.
it was back in late September, the lyons of pda beat sta 3-0 or 3-1 was the score.
6:34 That's right. If you are not on the Galaxy, you must have tried, but got cut. Not every parent or child wants to drive out to Zerapath, to get training that they can get privately local to them,to be on a team that at this age group means absolutely nothing. Sounds like a little insecurity. Worried about your investment? Are you the parent that ranks each girl on the team to see if you are safe? Pathetic. You probably left a perfectly good team to wear the PDA blue for your own stature.
"U10 team playing in u11 division cam bring u11 ringer when the games get tough. So careful what you think you are looking at, because what it seems to be may not be."hey douche just because they were u11 when they were at another club(they were playing up then) - It does not mean they are u11 at PDA. they are U10 age players abd are on Lyon only.All players in that 3-1 beatdown were all on the U10 team, period. No playing up or down for the U10 team. BTW that early goal was pure luck!
Yikes, a little sensitive? Understand people are making things up, but take it easy. Have you guys played any of the older teams? Sounds like you may be better than galaxy.
My daughter played for Crew, but Lyon shouldn't be bringing u11 players and pounding their chests about u10. They have that right because it is a u11 league but that's not right. Feel bad for the u10 girl that got lesser time because of it. Plus that's not a real u10 team then. Cheapens it a bit.
All this talk about u 11 girls playing on the Lyon team just proves that no one on this blog has any credibility. I know it's hard to believe that this u 10 team keeps beating up on u 11 teams with a bunch of 9 and 10 year olds but it's true. Trust me the Lyon team NEVER had a guest player. Just saying. So stop with excuses and accusations.
Here is the ranking of top 5 at u11 in NJ.Team. ReasonNJX Parents believe this and it's true. Oh, and they are a brand new team too. And they have beat teams they have never beat.Jackson Parents are very sensitive and only town team. Whatever.PDA Because they have 4 teams, one has to be good enough. And they are PDA and PDA is the best. Hamilton. Parents are out of control on sideline, so they must be great.SJEB. Solid team
Heard that PDA is starting a U5 team. Please look out for this little rug rat playing on the Lyon team the next time you play them.
Last comment was pretty stupid. Is that you got?
That is because this blog has gotten pretty stupid. Can we get back to soccer and not parents egos?
Ok I will try again today to see if we can grow up a bit:Any chance of a, dare I say intelligent, conversation without name calling and insults? Any thoughts on which tournaments are best in November? Over the winter? What tournaments are best for early and late spring. Would be nice to actually learn something from this blog aside from people take this too seriously.
Dear bloggers it is time to move on any one orTeam!!That does not believe that the U10 PDATeam is that good just ask for a scrimmage That's all.lets remember to be positive for All teams.
Amen! Remember these are young girls. Don't create friction between parents on different teams when the girls don't feel any animosity. Now, any input on tournaments? Or any other topic we can share opinions on, constructively?
MAPS Fall Challenge -Look at the list of teams below.NJX Sol Millstone United TS ShockWave Jackson SC Gunners Cherry Hill FC Destroyers East Brunswick SC STA Fuzion FC Copa Academy Cali FC Maximus Red Lawrence Hamnett SA Huskies NJ Crush FC Flames NJ Crush FC Flames White Pipeline SC Black Maryland Players Development Academy PDA Galaxy SJEB West Banshees TSF Academy 02/03 Yankee United FC Reign Blue Connecticut YMS Tempo Pennsylvania East Girls U12 Looks like a nice group of teams. If they flight appropriately and not let politics come into play, all brackets should produce some competitive soccer.
This tournament will be okay. Was Hamilton in at one point?Looks like the top bracket will be nix, pda, Maximus, cherry hill and Jackson. Sjeb is west team, I think they are the lower team? Will need 3 more? Would be good to have rage, hamilton, sjeb, pda south or nova. Any of the three. Not sure pda crew is top 8, but havnt seen them play recently.
Food for thought unless you are in a tournament You can not bring guest players toleague games once you are roster for the season You can only use the players on the roster Please research.If you have been around soccer for A while you know this the case.
Looks like if we are going to have intelligent conversations, we are all going to have to ignore and disregard anything coming from this insane PDA person who clearly can't let go. Let's all make a pact to take it from where it comes and no matter what lunacy is spewed just ignore him/her. It's over pal, please leave us all alone unless you have something to contribute.MaPs tourney looks great ....can't wait!
Look, not PDA, but agree facts should be stated and people shouldn't be making false accusations.I believe you can have guest playes, but league rules apply. Usually they can come up from lower teams, age or level from within same club, and limited number of times per season. Some of the newer and older age group premier leagues are gong to let players move around more, I think because of college showcasing. leagues like jags, mosa, northern counties, etc, usually never let higher team positioned players, play down. This whole thing was probably made up and should be put to bed. It can be a good discussion point for blog.
1120Dont discount the out of state teams
Who is this blogger that keeps thinking Some one is a PDA parent on the blogShould remove themself nothing but good Advise so far.
sjeb far from a solid team not anymore at least.
Can we please stop talking about guest players. If any team is bringing in guest players at u 10 or u 11 then maybe you should leave that club. I know that the club my daughter plays for does not bring in guest players. Everybody is in a different situation. If you are happy they stay if not then leave. It's that easy. Thank you
Funny reading through these blogs. Looks to me like someone got beat and used a ton of excuses. Then someone defends their ground and gets blasted. Then more excuses and accusations. Here is what I say, someone got beat and didn't like it. What goes around - comes around. I enjoy reading this, please keep it up. Oh, and by the way, this has nothing to do with the girls, so let that part go.
Good luck to NJX, PDA, Jackson and Haddonfield this weekend
Would be great to see PDA pull in a few u10 guest players to clinch it, that would a nice way to light up the board. Maybe just the Golie who was the reason hey won.
It's spelled "goalie". PDA has nothing to gain this weekend. They are the greatest team in history, so they should win. And if NJX or Jackson pulls off a victory only comparable to the 1980 Miracle on Ice, the Parents of a Diminished Adolescense will have crow to eat. Wow I may come and cheer for Jackson this weekend just at a chance to witness it. Sadly it's probably not even Nova parents posting. It's likely the greatest Show of Turf, PDA Lyon. Can we get autographs from them before they make the US Olympic Team?
The girls will sign autographs before the game at 10 bucks a piece. All this money will go towards their travel expenses. And by the way they did score 4 in the first half. The coach apparently told them to stop scoring so they wouldn't embarrass the NJX parents anymore.
Love to hear some predictions with scores for the 3 State Cup Matches this weekend. Mine:Jackson over Haddonfield 4-0NJX over PDA 2-1NJX over Jackson 1-0
NJX will take the win this weekend - 3 1.
Could be PDA Crew, maybe Galaxy, maybe it's Nova or Lyon? Sounds like someone is very paranoid. I'm sure I could walk up from behind you and yell - BLUE, and you would jump.
PDA over NJX 4-1PDA over Jackson 1-0Both PDA and Jackson better than NJX. After all, they lost to a team a year younger.
Why would a Lyon be nervous. They just beat NJX. You know that 10 year old team.
Jackson beats NJX in the finals 2-1
This is good fun, good luck everyone tomorrow.Wish we were playing.I want Jackson, just because.
Tough one to call. My daughters team has played both NJX and Jackson (lost both games lol). Never played against the NOVA team. Both Jackson and NJX are evenly matched. If NJX gets by NOVA, it will be a battle with Jackson. I would say Jackson because of their defense.
NJX over PDA 2-1NJX over Jackson 3-1Remember Jackson has to play on a regular size field they can't kick and run! Good luck to all..
Did the U10 PDA Lyons play kick and run when they whooped your tails?
PEOPLE PLEASE GET LIVES! Family is Very important..Life is to short!
Seriously buddy ...go away ! You are a very disturbed individual! Funny thing is you think you are anonymous but thanks to a "friend" of yours we know exactly which parent you are. I'm sure the coach would love to hear about your representation of the team.
Need some help. I am very new to travel soccer. Many people say my daughter is talented, what is a better program for her to try out for PDA or St. Marys?
This is for the obnoxious PDA Lyons parent - DON'T YOU GET IT! You didn't know that last weeks game 8v8 with NJX and PDA Lyons was a PRACTICE? Get real and grow up! It doesn't count! Oh, BTW, in case you didn't hear NJX Sol just beat your club team PDA Nova 2-1. How about those APPLES!! NJX Sol v Jackson...stay tuned!!
This blogger is a joke for real get a life and stay offThe blogg it's for the kids oh forgot you were one Congrats to NJX good luck in the finals!!
Yes that blogger is funny apples ha ha haA joke and the game was a league if youKnow anything.And you need anger management.Go NJX Iam for the club before you get angry.
Hey apples no body plays for practice look at the Jags web site.Its about NJX right now.and I am from the club go NJX !!!!
Please stop using the excuse that the game you lost to the 9 and 10 year old girls that it was practice. You are embarrassing yourself and your club. I heard 3 parents at halftime from your team that couldn't believe what was going on. They were pissed. I guess you didn't tell them it was just a practice. Your team got outplayed. Face the facts. It will only make your team better. Life is about facing some adversity not running from it. Maybe someday you'll get another shot.
NJX practice tomorrow at noon. Wait it's a game. No it's practice. No a game. Well if we win it's a game. If we lose it's just a practice. That's or new philosophy. We're all in. All for one and one for all. Go NJX.
Good luck to PDA in the state cup finals tomorrow.... O wait, I'm sorry I that would be NJX !!
What? no posts in over two hours!
It's not good to get to excited remember You are not playing NJX the girls are Playing.
yeah, Jackson played on a short field yesterday and the game before. you're an idiot October 25, 2013 at 9:13 PM love to see the town teams win. parents that pay academy prices go ape shit when it happens. love to see them jump up and down.go Gunners!
Kathie and Jeff from nix?
6:14 You pay for the training at this age. I feel bad for your kid if you care that much about winning games at this age. The pressure you are putting on her must be unbearable.
I love giving PDA a hard time, but NJX and Jackson parents have just killed their reputations. Was rooting for both, but now can't stand either. Someone is going to be a poor sport today.
Which NJX team is in the finals? The Holmdel one or the Middletown one?
Whichever NJX just won... You pick!
Former Middletown team I think...Galaxy would wup up on em' 6 or 7-0...
Someone is posting pretending to be an NJX parent to make us look bad. Anyone who would say the game against PDA Lyon was a practice is a moron and has no idea what they are talking about. Lyon won fair and square. Simple as that. The games were great this weekend against Nova & Jackson. All teams involved played great, all players should be commended. People should get lives and stop being pathetic. If you have something nasty to say, be man (or woman) enough to say it in person or keep it to yourself.Peace
Great final today. Congrats NJX.
Yes Great comment from a true NJX Parent we thank you.congrats to NJX For job well done!!!
Anyone know anything about this ODP winter program? Also...State Cup is over..What can be the next subject?
I heard about this board and couldn't believe it until I read this garbage. It's a shame that 1 or 2 Idiots from teams can ruin what should be positive discussions. THESE GAMES MEAN NOTHING! Reality is most of the kids will not be professional players and most likely those putting this much pressure on their kids at this point will have them burn out anyway. The games this weekend were great and hard fought by little girls. The parents did nothing! For anyone who didn't just congratulate their child for the effort they put out on the field regardless of the score - Shame on you! The other sad reality is that the bad apples will never get the picture anyway so this is probably just wasted time typing.
Well put and like said congrats to all the teams.
I hope that everyone reading this realizes that most of what is posted on this blog is not from the teams central to the debate. It is from people who are on the outside and looking in. And who get a thrill from putting down other teams that are doing well or not doing well. They like to belittle the accomplishments of others. That is unfortunate as this could be a good source of information for people that are looking for guidance/help as they navigate youth soccer. There are lots of great teams in this age bracket. I could name 10 teams that I have watched play that i really respect and I am certain there are more teams out there that I haven't seen. The team my daughter is on is a nice team. I am happy with where she is, her coach and her teammates. They have fun, they support each other and they compete and play hard. I hope that you can say the same thing about where your daughter plays. And those of you on this blog spewing hate and venom about 10 year old girls - you should remember that many of these girls still need their coaches to tie their shoes for them so that they are tight and do not come untied during the game.
This has to be the same NJX mom. Nobody is spewing venom about little girls, it's about people like you who think they are above the rest. If you don't like it, move on.
Excited for the MAPS Fall Classic. Hoping that the PDA Galaxy don't get nervous and pull out. Really would like to see them play against the other top competition in NJ. Anyone know what happened to Crew and Hamilton? They were on the list and now are gone. Would have like to seen them too.
Yes, I agree. Can't wait to have our little ones out there playing with there friends and meeting the opposing parents on the sideline. I just hope all the games are very close - all ties would be the best out-come. See you all in three weeks and be safe.
Keep it up NJX, or was that another imposter saying galaxy is nervous? Nobody else really cares that much.
Not an NJX parent. Before everyone gets crazy, it has nothing to do with the girls or their play. They are a very talented team, probably, the best in NJ. The girls aren't nervous to play. It is the PDA organization. Nervous to lose to a Non-ECNL program. They have the best training and development programs in the state, but don't be fooled. It is all about the Benjamins and the reputation.
Are you sure you are not? Could it be the imposter who wants NJX to beat galaxy so badly?
NJX is everywhere. They own the u12 blog too.
Seems like PDA owns the blog. Maybe it comes with the high cost of wearing the uniform. Galaxy is the greatest team ever, after Lyon. I wonder if Galaxy knows Lyon is the greatest? Have they played this year?
Great comeback, why are you knocking these little girls and their team? Leave them alone, they are little girls. Nova and Galaxy are u10 and u11 girls soccer teams.
I guess you can't read either. Never mentioned Nova. Also never said anything negative about any team. PDA has the best teams, that's been your point all along. They are better than NJX, Jackson, and all the other u11 teams you bragged about beating up on. Maybe if we all concede PDA is the greatest we can move on to the next topic. And maybe you can man up and instead of talking about parents at games you don't like, you can tell them in person. Yeah, didn't think so.
PDA Lyon > PDA Galaxy in its own age group.Galaxy coach is a cheerleader but his tryout talent-level was weak so he had to promote B teamers with average speed and skill last May. The goalie situation is embarrassing the way he rotates net-minders like its recreation in Cranford.
If you had the ability to put your daughter with 1 team/coach, which would it be? This is anonymous, so you can be honest. Any top team to stay away from for Spring or next try-out season?
Stay away from Jackson...I hear some if the girls are leaving and trying to get on NJX...Should be interesting to see..
Luv the PDA bashing, keep up the good work.NJX better win, they are all over this blog and subjecting themselves to a bigger bashing. I understand why the younger team came and let everyone know how they won, I would have done the same. Especially against NJX. NJX is winning against their age group, but slim wins.
I'd to to PDA Galaxy if I could afford it. It's obvious everyone wants to use that team as a measuring stick to see how good their team and kids are. They must be a very good team.
I heard to stay away from the screaming lady coach. Seriously.
Why would they leave Jackson for NJX. Seems like very similar competitive teams?I have never seen the screaming lady coach.
Jumping down from u12 - feel at home here.All about NJX banter.
funny about Galaxy and the net minders. It's nice that they bring girls up from b team, should B that way - get it?
Galaxy has 4 full time golies, it just looks like they switch a lot. They are also not allowed to use their hands, so it looks like they are field players. They do let in more goals than normal, but all part of the strategy going forward. If you noticed, they also play 11 v 11 with 12 on the field. I'm pretty sure the coach is clue-less and only part time. They do a lot of kick and run drills at practice. Focus is all about second touch. The younger team does scrimmage weekly with galaxy and usually beats them good. This is healthy and builds character, it's the PDA way.
In the edp looks like most of the top u11 teams play 11v11, PDA Nova, pipeline, tsf, maximus. Why do some prefer 8 v 8 at this age? Aren't the 8 v 8 teams limiting their roster growth when they move to the big field anyway in a year? Also then why is state cup 11 v 11?
The choice to remain 8v8 is often for developmental reasons - following the theory that staying small-sided longer is better for player development. There is an 8v8 option for state cup and it was played out.
For those slow on the uptake:It is STILL spelled "goalie"The so-called "screaming lady" hasn't coached since Fall 2012, so to "stay away from" her is quite easy. Time to move on. It is nice to see some normal people participating despite the 1 or 2 a-holes. Teams I would recommend depending on your situation, georgraphic location, and monetary constraints:Any PDA team. Pros: They are all well coached, the girls are obviously committed, and it's a great overall program. Cons: Cost, possible geographic issues in terms of distance and driving. Many parents attitudes are evident on these blogs, although I guess it's wrong to assume all of them are jag-offs because the guy who can't spell "goalie" is.SJEB: Well coached, put growth ahead of wins, beautiful fields. Don't know cost. Location an issue for majority of the state.NJX: Team is progressing nicely. Won state cup. Quasi academy in that costs are closer to a town team. Matchfit affiliation could be good or bad. Too early to tell. Good fields. Fills a void in central jersey area for those unable/unwilling to commuting to PDA, World class, etc.World Class: Doesn't get talked about much here but very good program, immaculate fields, well coached. Very North so not feasible option for much if the state.Others: SDFC, Hamilton, Jackson, Maximus. Question marks: IGFA.TSF: U11 team is poorly coached and resort to playing dirty to compensate for lack of proper training. Their coach much teach it. But they have solid teams at other agesWildcatsMatchfitSTAFreeholdHope this helps those truly seeking advice/opinions.
Just to give you some understanding on PDA because I know everyone is intrigued. First off the coaches could care less about winning until the ecnl years. At these younger ages players for the most part get equal playing time. The cost isn't as high as you think it is. I know of some clubs that charge about the same. And even with that who cares. If I could afford to drive a Lexus I would. I can't so I drive a Honda. Bottom line is unless you are just doing this as a hobby why wouldn't you send your kid to PDA or any other ecnl club for that matter. They are all excellent options.
Looks like a typo hit a nerve. I would check your grammar, especially the proper use of a colon. You are far from mastering the English language and based on what I read, 3rd grade level at best. Your name calling is especially nice, three times is a charm. I'm happy you had so many positive things to say about NJX, they are the best. Go TSF!
SJEB may be a distance and down off the beaten path in south jersey but I think our girls development is by far the best in NJ. PDA has some good teams and is obviously the most well-known, but the politics there are a joke. before our girls Banshees '02 team got split up an lost some girls there is no way any PDA team, including Galaxy or the lyon would have come near us on the field. look at the list of accomplishments they had. sjeb builds the best female players hands down. not pda, world class, njx or other. from what I've seen as a whole, not even close.
Then why did your players leave to go to PDA?
because they bought the pda snakeoil. but the development there is not as good.
East sjeb. The Lyon team is stacked. Just ask any u 10 or u 11 team they have played. If there is a team out there that can play with them for 2 halves I would love to meet them. Good luck everyone.
It starts with the goalie and they have the best. She is insane. Not to mention prob the best striker I have ever seen at this age. Go watch for yourself.
Daugther is looking to join a South Jersey Academy team. I see a lot of Central/North Jersey teams talked about. (PDA, NJX, Matchfit). Does anyone know the most recommended program in the South (Rush, REAL, SJEB, Rage FC, Force).
Why doesn't Galaxy use your goalie? Can you play up at PDA? They could probably use the striker as well.
Because NJX doesn't know. There is now way any PDA person would blog like that. I think the Lyon win hit another nerve.
Be careful with the typos, you may get assaulted! I would really hope that was not a PDA parent, but would not put past some of them, or any parent. NJX did say the PDA goalie saved the game, so it make sense where it came from. I hope everyone will enjoy their evenings and you are not at practice tonight.
SJEB has traditionally been a good club but I don't know about them lately. A program that seems really good but isn't an "academy" team is Cherry Hill. We have played Rage FC and I thought their girls were very good.
What about Jersey Shore Boca Jrs? Anyone have info on them?
I think you answered your own ?
No Lyon girl is good enough to play on our Galaxy team. They have some decent players but a different animal.
Strongest clubs in the south include SJEB, Rage FC, PDA. All have very good training. Cherry Hill has a solid team at this age group. Don't know much about REAL, Rush or Force.
The striker on sjeb is a great player the rest of the team not so much anymore.Something has happened to them I guess they lost players.Not a strong team anymore.
Sounds like the striker needs to make a decision and possible move on. NJX is a great alternative. Doesn't look like PDA is the right place for her. She would have gone with the rest of the pack if it was meant to be.
Here are the rankingsPDA LyonNJXPDA GalaxyHamiltonPDA NovaJacksonThen 5 equalMaximus, Cherry hil, Crew, Rage, SJEB, probably missing one or two.Havnt seen Galaxy play anybody, so I'm just predicting based on what I have seen and heard. Althought NJX won the cup, knowing that Lyon beat them easily, they should be 1. Would love to know if PDA has played each other, would shed some more light.
Well, your wrong. Lyon shouldn't be in this conversation. Sounds like a phenomenal team, but they are U10 and play 8v8. Until NJX beats Galaxy, they own the top spot. Jackson beat Hamilton handily in State Cup and would edge Nova if they played. You can call it a toss up for 3rd and 4th spot. 5-8 equal.
JAGS score, NJX 1 Hamilton 1, great game
Lyon 4-galaxy 2
Has Lyon ever played Galaxy?
Was the Lyon/Galaxy game that you are claiming was 4-2 a scrimmage? 8vs8?
Wow. Looks like NJX is not built to last. Dominant in the beginning of the season and now has a hard time putting teams away.
It was actually 6 - 2, but they didn't count 2 goals.Galaxy girls weren't ready! I think it should have been 8 - 0.The two goals were both off sides too.
Sounds like Lyons is the next O'Reilly.
Does anyone know of any good winter training.
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The MAPS Fall Challenge schedule is out. Any thoughts/opinions regarding the brackets?
I think Jackson should be in top bracket, possibly Cherry Hill. The top bracket looks like some great competition. Galaxy the heavy favorite. NJX and SJEB unlucky to be in their bracket. Other bracket looks a bit less competitive, but tough nevertheless. Good luck to all!
Couldn't agree more. TSF??? Really? Politics working at it's finest.
It is not always politics...there are coaches that are more concerned with the wins than development or challenging their teams and request to be put on lower brackets. This is going to be seen more and more now with trying to rack up points for rankings.It is questionable how every single tournament Jackson has entered, they have been playing on the second bracket.
Is that the reason why the Jackson players are said to be leaving next year? Coach afraid of competition or wants points? I would leave too. Is it true?
You got it parents from Jackson getting aggravated!
Just reviewed the maps schedule, looks to me like the PDA galaxy is in second bracket with a Crush white team. Im not sure the Crush A team should be in top bracket? Maybe just a mistake and they will change. The above post say different, maybe I'm missing something?
The bracketing, so far, doesn't turns what could have been a great tourny into something much less. Galaxy and the Destroyers should both be in the top bracket. You could leave the 2nd bracket with just 4 teams. Then the tournament would have the right balance. Right now something (politics?) seems to be winning out over what makes sense.
typo...strike the "doesn't" in the first sentence above...
This is pretty funny, NJX will be so upset. bummer for Galaxy, waste of time and money. The top bracket is better with Jackson and sjeb.
If they would swap PDA with NJ Crush, the brackets would be better. Is the only reason NJ Crush in the top bracket because their other team is in the other? If that is the case then that is stupid. C'mon tournament folks, please get this one right. It will bring these bloggers some peace!!
Well, if they are going to try and use GotSoccer points to justify the changes, putting Galaxy in the second flight because they have not previously played any GotSoccer tournaments, then they're going to have to explain to Jersey Short (f/k/a Berkeley) Blizzard why they moved up NJ Crush instead of them.And they're going to need to have their heads examined.
I truly hope that Got Soccer rankings aren't the determining factor here, but it seems to be the only explanation. I don't know anything about Jersey Shore so I'm only speaking about Galaxy. They deserve to be in the top bracket. Maybe they crush my daughters team and its 6-0 at half time, but I'd rather play the best. Either way she'll ask me the same thing when the day is done. "Can we get ice cream?"If it truly has become GotSoccer is the determining factor for tournament entry and placement, it will have a real negative impact on the sport.
Needed one more team - could have gone 8 on top and 5 on bottom
Maps Fall Challenge update:Crush B team no longer listed. Crush A team still in top flight.PDA Galaxy still in second flight. Facepalm.
Face Palm? What is that?They will change it. Probably by Friday, or PDA will pull out themselves.
Maps Fall Challenge update:PDA Galaxy moved up to Flight 1.NJ Crush moved down to Flight 2.This should make for a much better tournament for all involved. Good luck, everyone, and have fun.
Who cares, they are 10 year old girls. Sounds like NJx is the only one who really has issue. Maybe something to prove.
I dont see where NJX has any issues. Stop stirring the pot. I dont see any teams complaining about any flights.
Why do so many parents have issues with NJX??? I have run into them a couple of times and the parents are very nice and down to earth and the kids are kids! Nothing nasty about them... Just little girls playing soccer!
What type of roster will PDA Galaxy bring next weekend now that they are back in the top bracket? How many Lyon players will play up to ensure that they win? Can't wait to see it.
Yes, I believe they probably using them up in the u12 division too, otherwise how would they be doing so well?I'm sure they are very scared.
According to some "anonymous" PDA parents, Lyon is better than Galaxy and crushed them head to head. I guess its only a matter of time before some Lyon girls move up to Galaxy, no? I'm being sincere. I know at some older levels they let girls play up, so do they start that now? Too bad big brother watching PDA parents on these posts and very unhappy with what is going on amongst the younger ages. We may not get much of an answer.
Yes, it is true and a valid concern. The Lyons are crushing all the u11 teams and PDA is wondering what to do with them. galaxy has issues as well, probably the last time you will see them play at this age group. Decisions, decisions. This may take down the whole club, it's such a concern. I know all the parents are upset too, galaxy is a mess. And to make things worse, no one is showing up at practice, the coach is horrible, the girls are all fighting and they have no fields to practice on.
I heard matter today's loss abs the failure of the U17 YNT to qualify for 2d consecutive World Cup, Coach Snow is replacing the team with the PDA Lyons.
Galaxy may be breaking up. One girl already played with Storm in State Cup, and team's top scorer plays with Lyons and is that teams age. Then 1/3 of team is dragons age & grade and have been practicing with them, probably to join the NPL Northeast B team league next year. That leaves the true U11 girls to merge either with Nova and become the JR ECNL squad, or move to Crew and play JAGS next year with Atletica & Hornets.
Dear blogger let go you are to involvedWhere did you get your dumb untrue facts From you are blogged out.Maybe go on arun.
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