Saturday, September 7, 2013

U12 Girls Youth Soccer in Region 1


These young women have a year of 11 v. 11 under their belts and are ready to show what they can do. Across the 12 states of U.S. Youth Soccer Region 1, there are some impressive club teams who are a lot of fun to watch.


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Anonymous said...

The ones playing in the NY NPL will be playing teams from NY and CT.

Anonymous said...

Galaxy is #4 in the state playing 11v11 with 11 GS games? What clubs nut job parent wants them to "set the bar" for everyone else by doing 8v8?

Anonymous said...

8v8 is nice and makes, I can go either way. I enjoy watching the 11v11 now and the girls are getting to big for some of the small sided fields.

The reason 90 percent of the teams listed above play 8v8 is because they can't get enough qaulity girls to play and or pay for the 11v11. I know this for a fact, on one of the teams mentioned and believe me our club would welcome 11v11. All our older teams started at u11.

Anonymous said...

EE... I could not agree more with your insite. You hit it right on the head... Nothing wrong with 8v8 but once again, us Americans are missing the point!

Anonymous said...

-8:24 As you mentioned you can't get enough quality girls to play and pay for 11v11, is the perfect reason to stay 8v8 and help the the girls that need development.

The only problem is will those quality girls stick around, parents may feel they are not getting competitively stronger not playing stronger teams. They may just end up leaving after this year.

For the teams staying 8v8 with enough quality players, I do understand how it makes any sense.

-North

Anonymous said...

The PDA philosophy is to be the best by U11 (full sided), regardless how they accomplish that. But in what world other than at that club, is being the best by 11 years old the mission? Any parent reading this blog with older children who have played the sport will understand how ridiculous this is. And no, it's not jealousy or sarcasm or any other negative emotion - it's wisdom after having a) watched the emotional and physical toll "being the best by age 11" takes on these young children, and b) it's the realization that being the best at 11, 12,13 or 14 years is completely meaningless. There should be no nationals or championship titles before high school. That's the age when the children have developed and real coaches and parents can assess whether a child is suited for this sport at a high level or not. Being the "champion" or "#4 U11 team in the country" has zero bearing on whether you are a top player by high school.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Part 2 of my email. Some of the things that go on at that club which create the environment of "being the best at all costs" are:
1. Constant recruiting by the coach during the year, which is a direct message to the families that the current players aren't good enough;
2. Every player being ranked each year by February and told whether they need to step up their game or risk being cut (this year that applied to approx 50% of the team).
3. A majority of the parents sending their children to additional soccer training and speed and agility classes at least 2-3 times per week, in an effort to "keep up".

I overheard a parent discussing her child's winter offseason sports schedule this year. This is the offseason, mind you. The child was: a) playing a winter sport involving 2 practices a week and 1 maybe 2 gsmes in weekend; but also b) taking private soccer training twice a week which also threw in a speed and agility session once a week; and c) PDA training twice a week which included 45 minutes of speed and agility once a week; plus c) private speed and agility training twice a week.

This sounds like the schedule of a college athlete, no? Unbelievably, this was the offseason training regime of an 11 year old girl.

Anonymous said...

Part 3 and final part of my email: having older children entering high school and also leaving college, I can at least relay to the group that the best strategy for long term development and playing in college is the rule of reasonableness. Excess with anything in life is bad! Please at least take a moment to assess your schedules and think. Because there will be many girls at PDA by high school who quit soccer and move on in life because their passion for the game is long gone. It's no longer fun- the dream somehow along the way became the parents dream and not the child's. I have seen PDA star forwards who hung up their club cleats by age 15 and never stepped foot on a playing girls again, and then by college took off as far as they could from their parents. I have also seen a PDA family move their child to a different team every year, because their child got cut at a young age and they were always trying to find a team to showcase their child. Also witnessed plenty of girls give up club soccer by age 14 to go play lacrosse where the pressure is much less intense (aka more fun!).

Sorry for the long post; I am done. Just wanted to share what I have seen over the past 12 years in girls soccer, to help families of young children understand thst the journey is a long one, not a race to the top by this age.

Anonymous said...

How are girls this age being trained for speed and agility? My towns high school trainer refuses to train any child younger than 14. Serious speed and agility involves weight training and body resistance training, which is not good for kids who have not finished puberty.

Anonymous said...

Private trainers are everywhere and parents from many clubs use them, not just PDA ones. I don't see the point of overworking at this age but some parents just can't let their kid be a kid.

Anonymous said...

@8:05 am.
Your long winded comment is a far off.
PDA & other top clubs such as Red Bulls philosophy
Is not to play a ton of meaniningless games to get points
Etc... The developement takes place in practice. All
Professional teams around the world spend more time
Practicing & training. Not playing tournaments every weekend. Some times 3 games a day in a tournament is
Stupid and counter productive. Your ranking is not a result of how many games you play. it's about the quality of your opponent. If you are a great team your
Record will prove it.

I would follow what the rest of the world does.
PDA has it right.




Anonymous said...

Looked at final Got Soccer Rankings. When will they take Jackson off? They fell apart. No more team. Should they even be ranked anymore? Or will they hold their points for a full year? This is why gotsoccer rankings is BS.

Anonymous said...

Often when over half of a team moves to a new club they take their points with them. Where have most of the Jackson players gone?

Anonymous said...

Most girls went to PDA Shore, Freehold or stayed in Jackson. 1 went to NJ Rush and NJX

Anonymous said...

@7:34 Totally agree practices is where the development is acheived. Playing equally or better teams win or lose will make a team as a whole become better.

Anonymous said...

There are several problems/concerns with Gotsoccer rankings at this age. But even worst is that some teams play to chase points and there was a coach in particular that would request to play with lower competition at tournaments to fuel - points, rankings, and own coaches/parents egos. This is what happens when teams can't keep up with the competition, they start cheating.

Best thing that Jackson families did was to move on so girls could get better training as you could see the gap closing in that other other teams were getting better. Kick and run just takes a team so far, until other teams start catching up with better skills, development, and overall training.

Anonymous said...

Town team playing well takes most of its players to a CLUB program (PDA Shore)

Not a new development - happens all the time. And thus no knock on Jackson.

Anonymous said...

I heard the Final between SJEB vs. Cherry Hill this past weekend was mobbed with people watching game.

Is it true both teams picked up new players? Looking forward to some very high level EDP games come fall. Will PDA Galaxy be joining the same league SJEB, RUSH, NJX and PDA South?

Rush

Anonymous said...

@9:28 From what it has been posted here, most players did NOT go to "CLUB programs." I would not categorize a kick and run team to be a team playing well, town or otherwise.

I do agree that this is not a new development whereby players leave for club programs. However, this solely happens to teams that are often coached by persons with big egos and no soccer experience, and who are unable to teach anything other than the basic kick and run tactics.

I also heard that SJEB picked up new players. Can't wait to see all the talent at the upcoming season of EDP.

Anonymous said...

@9:28 From what it has been posted here, most players did NOT go to "CLUB programs." I would not categorize a kick and run team to be a team playing well, town or otherwise.

I do agree that this is not a new development whereby players leave for club programs. However, this solely happens to teams that are often coached by persons with big egos and no soccer experience, and who are unable to teach anything other than the basic kick and run tactics.

I also heard that SJEB picked up new players. Can't wait to see all the talent at the upcoming season of EDP.

Anonymous said...

NJ Rush - picked up 1 player from Jackson
PDA Nova - in process of picking multiple players from turnover.
PDA Galaxy - no new players
Cherry Hill - 2/3 new players
SJEB - 3 new players 2 from PDA Nova and 1 from a local town team.
PDA Shore - majority of Jackson players
NJX - Matchfit transition probably no player movement.

Did I miss anything. Should be an interesting fall season these top teams can go either way in league play.

Anonymous said...

Majority of the players in PDA Shore are from Toms River. Only four (4)players are from Jackson.

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Anonymous said...

Goalie is from their "west" team. She moved over.

Anonymous said...

"Town player" came from Rage

Anonymous said...

I was there for this great game. Talked to a parent from the team they picked up a new goalie and the west goalie was there also. 2 goalies on roster. 2 PDA Nova girls came over, 1 very strong passing mid. Looked like the game should of been in a stadium with the amount of people watching it.

Anonymous said...

"Town player" is one of the 2 Goales. Rage player was a guess player.

Anonymous said...

Everyone stops and looks at an accident on the side of the road too. They were probably looking for a blood bath as Cherry Hill is the dirtiest team in the league. Their parents are animals on the sideline too!!

Anonymous said...

At"2:23" are you seriously coming on this blog to call a team dirty and parents animals please leave and worry about your own unhappiness with your daughter's team.

The game was great to watch plenty of good soccer between 2 competitive teams with new additions. We just recently scrimmaged SJEB a few weeks ago so there was no bad blood just good back and forth soccer with a great come behind ending. With new additions on each team both teams will continue to compete in games like that all year long.

CH-FC

Anonymous said...

It is not the kids fault because they have been conditioned to foul when they cant get the ball. It is the parents and the coaches that have made them that way. They are an abomination to the sport. They have not bitten anyone like Suarez, but now they coaches have the idea, watch out next season.

Anonymous said...

The CH parents yell to their daughters to take down their opponents during games. Zero class.

Anonymous said...

cherry hill has a long tradition of being dirty.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe people would post things like "Zero Class", "Dirty players" about any team. It's not like a biting incident occurred. Teams play different syles and when it comes to competition play every girl is fighting for the ball. If ref's and coaches are not calling it then they are just simply letting them play.

You parents just need to mind your own business and worry about getting your team better.

CH-FC

Anonymous said...

to 12:41 pm:

"Teams play different styles and when it comes to competition play every girl is fighting for the ball."

When a player chasing the ball carrier from behind puts two hands on her back and pushes, that is not a "playing style" or merely "fighting for the ball". And when the girl is laughing about it immediately afterwards with her teammate, as they set up for the freekick awarded the other team, there is no way to deny that the player simply doesn't care about the spirit of the game, or fair play. You might find one or two players like that on any team, or you might find a team with several. The latter shows an obvious disdain by the coach to curb such behavior.

- EE

Anonymous said...

12:41 your team will be responsible for a lot of ACL tears in a couple of years. Clean up your act.

Anonymous said...

Cherry Hill gives South Jersey Soccer a bad rep. Some nice teams in the south with good coaches, good parents and great kids. Then you have the trash from Cherry Hill. At least they all congregated together.

Anonymous said...

Listen to yourselves. Every team always has a couple parents that don't know how to control themselves. I've been to plenty of CH games over the years. It's a couple of parents just like Voorhees and Medford etc. Stop the CH bashing you sound ridiculous.

Not a CH parent.

Anonymous said...

Even though the scores don't show it, someone must of gotten their tails whipped by Cherry hill. I frequent this blog and cannot recall the last time I read a post from what I would consider a "real" cherry hill parent. Going as far back as the racial comment months ago - I don't think that group even knows this blog exists.

Let's layoff the hatred parents and talk soccer.

Anonymous said...

9:03 "Let's leyoff the hatred parents and talk soccer" but you start off your statement about getting "their tails whipped".

Sounds like a CH parent to me.

Anonymous said...

I dont think that Cherry Hill parents are on this blog. Most can't read.

Anonymous said...

Yeah - that kind of comment REALLY elevates the forum.

- EE

Anonymous said...

And EE are you a parent or just a blog stalker? PDA parent?

Anonymous said...

NJX picked up 3 or 4 new players.

Anonymous said...

to 6:56

When you can point out the relevance of knowing my daughter's club to the content of my posts, feel free to enlighten me. Until then, I look forward to your posting something of value here.

- EE

Anonymous said...

If there is alot of "dirty" play, I place the blame on the refs. They have a job to keep it under control. A push fro the back is straight red card. Sounds like you need more/better refs at these games

Anonymous said...

The refs should be the last defense against dirty play. It should start with the parents and then the coaches/trainers. Someone is teaching these kids to play dirty and its not the refs.

Anonymous said...

Dirty play should not be tolerated, thus the reason the rise of concussion awareness.

If Ref's do not control a game and continue to let it happen no matter how much girls are pressured to act playing in that manner by the parents or coaches then it's up to the Ref to speak up and do something about it.

This Blog needs video upload ability to show proof of some if these actions.

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Anonymous said...

The board has been quiet lately...how about the summer tourny's? Any thoughts on the upcoming CJI tourny or any of the others?

Anonymous said...

looks like a good 11v11 bracket, but not so much at 8v8.

The Ft Dix fields will make it tough to predict. I think the fields at Tuckahoe are a much better venue.

Anonymous said...

When does Gotsoccer and this blog transfer over from U11 to U12? Does anyone know.

Anonymous said...

8/1 although Gotsoccer has already renamed some teams and reassigned points.

Anonymous said...

Everybody better check the CJIT website because the schedules all got changed TODAY at the last minute. Who's running this event, Mickey Mouse?? How do you possibly move games around at the last minute after issuing a schedule weeks ago. Newsflash the parents of these girls have alot going on and have other children and it takes a lot of precision and pre-scheduling on the families part to get everyone where they have to go. Changing everything at the last minute is an amateur move and the MSSL guy needs to go.

Anonymous said...

Shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

congrats to the SJEB clearly the best team in the CJIT,and probably RUSH was truly 2nd. When the brackets were re-done it was a very poor job any of the teams in bracket 2 where better than all of the teams in bracket 1. No idea why the changed last minute.

Anonymous said...

sjeb parents, always talking up their team. they were the best at the CJIT, besides rush, no one else was there. you guys can brag when you win a state cup.

Anonymous said...

Does it really matter at u11 what direction the brackets were put. Ultimately at least 3 quality games were played by each team in both brackets rather than 1 team running away with a lopsided bracket into the finals.

Anonymous said...

Board has been quiet? Anyone opinions about the upcoming Fall, which team will be the biggest surprise.

Anonymous said...

Biggest surprise is that NJX is not on here telling everyone how good they are at losing 1-0 games, but trying their best. lol

Looking forward to another season of excuses.

Anonymous said...

Pipe down coach. Just because your team left you because they wanted more doesnt mean you have to come on here and spout garbage.

See you on the fields. oops sorry.

Anonymous said...

That's because some parents on NJX don't stop complaining......one day they will wake up and realize nobody wants to hear that your daughter should be playing more... I'm not even a parent and I hear about it... Coach needs to step up and shut those few parents down.they wouldn't last 10 min. on an academy team... Should be interesting to see what girls are really committed to go to Matchfit. Can't wait to read about i!

Anonymous said...

Spirit Tournament should be interesting? Many top teams going moving into U12 will be on show. Looks like more 8v8 teams vs. 11v11?

Anonymous said...

Not really, there are a lot of Pa town teams playing 8v8. The 11v11 teams seem to be the harder competition. Where are the academy teams playing? I only see IGFA and Wildcats there

Anonymous said...

GFA we are ready and excited to play 11 vs.11 our team is solid and girls are ready !

Anonymous said...

GFA glad your excited and nice to see you guys go 11v11. Is anyone staying 8v8?

Anonymous said...

I just looked over the gotsoccer ranking to see who might stay 8v8 and the top teams that might are:

Rage Renegades
SDFC Rage
FC Maximus

Almost everyone else going 11v11 as far as I know.

What happened to PDA South Nova? They are not even on gotsoccer anymore.

Anonymous said...

weird, Nova now listed as U12.

Anonymous said...

Good for those 3 teams staying 8v8.
Teams going 11v11 it will be the most interesting season ever.

Joe T., Joe T., Joe T. where have you been. If you are out there can you shed some light on the PDA South being in U12 going to U13 age group.

Anonymous said...

EDP Brackets are out? Gonna be interesting.
*11v11 1st Division Central
-HOLMDEL FC NJX SOL (NJ)
-SDFC RAGE (NJ)
-TSF ACADEMY 02/03 (NJ)
-INTERNATIONAL GIRLS FUTBOL ACADEMY 02-03 02-03 (NJ)
-JERSEY UNITED SOCCER SPARTANS 02/03G PRE ASL BLUE (NJ)
-ARSENAL FURY (NJ)
-MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC NORTH PRE-ECNL (NJ)
-PDA GALAXY (NJ)

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the brackets for next season?

Anonymous said...

EDP posted a link on facebook. Interesting to see NJX and Matchfit didn't they merge?

Anonymous said...

ODP? Whats the purpose at this age? What does it give your player, that Academy or ECNL training doesn't?

Anonymous said...

ODP / TIP all extra training and exposure as well as Academy or ECNL. Just different avernues for those that cannot afford academy costs but want to continue to paly at higher levels.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain the Rutgers/PDA scandal to me ?

Anonymous said...

Here we go, the troller has now moved to another blog to talk $hit and ruin another age group.

Not a PDA fan either, but don't need people like you ruining the blog.

This guy will consume the blog soon and ask and respond to himself for days. He has been on u12 blog and now needs to move on.

Get a life, your daughter has no skill and was cut.



Anonymous said...

2:31 I agree who cares about a Rutgers/PDA on this blog they are u11 going to be u12 they are years away from playing at a collegiately.

1:40 go and hit up another blog.

Anonymous said...

Lol. I'm 1:40 and it was a legitimate question . I haven't posted anything else anywhere. My daughter played for PDA and we know players and parents there. I try and stay out of your stupid gossip but was interested when another parent told me to read the blog. I try not to talk soccer with the parents that my daughter used to play with. So I'm kind of out of the PDA loop. FYI She wasn't cut. Just a moral decision. Have fun living vicariously through your child. I hope they get that scholarship that your looking for. I started a 529 plan when she was born. I'm good !

Anonymous said...

when does this blog switch over to be U12G?

Anonymous said...

http://www.gotsport.com/asp/directors/tournament/vieweventteamscleanb.asp?EventID=38983&Group=Girls_12 Edp flights seem to have changed a little

Anonymous said...

PDA Galaxy , Nova, Holmdel, , and SJEB in the Stars of Mass tourney in Bpston Labor Day. Wow ! Should be interesting to see how they make out.

Anonymous said...

Yes Stars of Mass tourney should be a good one. Don't forget the 8v8 bracket with Rage FC and NJ Crush. Great representation from NJ teams.

Anonymous said...

PDA Galaxy is at 'Eclipse Select Challenge Cup, IL'. Should see how they perform well there.

Anonymous said...

PDA Galaxy won morning game 6-0...nice to see a NJ team do well

Anonymous said...

Galaxy won the second game as well, 4-0. They play Waza FC tomorrow afternoon for the bracket winner (Waza also clobbered the other two teams in the bracket).

- EE

Anonymous said...

Galaxy lost to Waza.

Anonymous said...

They lost 1 0. Made semi final like every other PDA team.
This is nice showing for NJ teams.

Anonymous said...

Agree 8:03. PDA has a plan for their top players and it's not racking up points at small potato tournaments. All
3 entered PDA teams made semis and 1 is going onto finals. The consistency across the age brackets is impressive. Cincinnati is top dog in the U12-U14 brackets as all teams made finals.

Not a PDA parent. But happy to see a NJ club hold their own against non-traditional competition.

Anonymous said...

PDA shut out again, didn't place

Anonymous said...

Made the semi finals against the best in country, not bad.
What team are you with and where didn't you play this weekend tough guy? Try and be honest.

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Anonymous said...

9:02 - Since you seem to know soccer, which OP team in this age bracket is the top team: Black, Green, or Red?

I'll give you enough time to run over to GotSoccer so you can "guess" your answer.

Anonymous said...

Definitely red, have seen them play on several occasions. That was 8v8 though, I believe they have gone 11v11.
I also know pipeline and holmdel played the two teams that beat galaxy, and while these scores were closer it shows I believe that the current crop at this age in the nj and midatlantic region is not at the top.

Anonymous said...

Who cares whose at the top at this age.

Anonymous said...

8:42 Agree who cares, they are u12. This was a pre-season tourney also so measurement get's thrown out the door. Teams develop and end up being very different come mid fall.

Anonymous said...

anyone know why copa changed from 11v11 to 8v8 and 2 teams? looks back a$$ward.

Anonymous said...

Nobody threw it out when pipeline and holmdel got best up at Jeff cup. Bottom line is at this particular age group nj is a little thin

Anonymous said...

9:12... Couldn't agree more. These same parents cheering on PDA success were the same throwing darts at NJX for the Rider cup. Why do we play the game? To win and see who is the best. It is our culture. Don't pretend to be above it.

Anonymous said...

Pipeline and Holmdel were not at the Eclipse tournament.
If they were they would have been mentioned.

Sounds like NJX parents taking here since they are comparing Jeff Cup to Eclipse tournament.

Anonymous said...

We will see in a couple weeks becuase NJX and Pipeline are bracketed in the Spirit Tourney vs. Cincy Premier(U12 Eclipse Champions).
If Cincy rolls through them it just shows how strong competition is outside of the region.

Top 3 U12 teams in Spirit United:
Cincy Premier (OS)
SJEB (NJ)
OP Fire Red (ON)

Anonymous said...

11:33

Let's also consider the possibility that Cincinnati is simply head and shoulders above the U12 field nationally - not just here in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Based on their results it seems very few teams can play with them.

Anonymous said...

OP Black and Green are OS teams. Red should have gone of they are the best of the OP tree.

Anonymous said...

11:57
Agree thus the reason GS points do not mean anything until U14. There will be point chasers playing tourney's every month and true premier teams that choose to play 5-6 top level tournaments throughout the year.

Anonymous said...

The oh team is awesome, but at end of day it's all about one player up top. She is heads and shoulders above the rest of the girls, literally. She looks like a u16 player.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I heard that about the OH Red player, but they are playing 11v11. Bigger field less opportunites for 1 player to dominate.

Anonymous said...

There were some real beat downs against nj teams at jeff cup and waza won the tourney. The Cincy and strong Cali teams were there.

At eclipse waza was beat by top hat 1 0 in semi and then top hat got real beat down by the Cincy team in finals.

It's nice to see this kind of competition, and even better watching in person rather than checking web results. 3 goals given up in 4 games isn't a beat down and look what happened to waza who won Jeff cup.




Anonymous said...

There are few 8v8 teams that are strong as well.

Anonymous said...

It's impressive then that PDA Galaxy chose to go out to Chicago to play. Maybe some of the Jeff Cup teams should consider doing the same instead of going to Jeff Cup. Go out and play the competition instead of letting it come to you.

Anonymous said...

It's not just PDA Galaxy who choose to go out. The whole PDA girls side takes their teams to Eclipse year after year. Personally traveling that far for competition at young ages seems absurd. It's not like Galaxy are heads and shoulders above everyone else here in NJ, because they aren't. I wouldn't even put them 1st. They have lost to NJ teams in the past year. If they were beating everyone by 5-6 goals then go and travel. But they aren't. So doesn't seem to be worth the $$ at this age.

Anonymous said...

2:07 Agree about traveling that far for games(Chicago). It's ridiculous PDA would take U12/U13 teams that far and leaving other PDA teams in the same age group behind. Just shows that they are already segmenting out the other PDA teams in the state and showing who their “A” team will be.

Teams at this age should not be traveling beyond the area if they cannot beat the area teams on a continuous basis.

Anonymous said...

i am going to disagree. I see PDA is doing this to get their girls used to playing teams from across the U.S. They are not going to continue playing NJ/local area teams. Their eyes are on development and eventually getting these girls into the college ranks should the girls want it. Sure the vision costs money and it may not pan out but who knows unless you try. If anyone at PDA doesn't share this vision their kid can always move to a different club.

As far as I know, PDA younger female teams don't travel outside of NJ for tournaments. But wow. When they decide to travel, they go big. Props to them.

FC Stars is a big tournament. See a lot of ECNL clubs in that age bracket. 3 from PDA and 2 from MF. Also some non-ECNL NJ teams going.

Following your thinking, why are SJEB, TSF, STA, Rage, and Crush going?

Anonymous said...

So PDA eyes are on development for the 1 U12 team(Galazy)to go to Chicago but not give the other 3 PDA U12 teams(Crew, Nova, New Shore)the opportunity.
How can you agree to that.

Anonymous said...

2:17 - "Teams at this age should not be traveling beyond the area if they cannot beat the area teams on a continuous basis."

Another NJ parent focused on W/L. You're making the Garden State proud.

Anonymous said...

I think each PDA team decides their own tournament schedule.

Anonymous said...

Kids/Parents will travel wherever for the experience not just for development.
Baseball has been doing this for years "Little League World Series" draws teams from out of the country.

Ultimately it's for the girls experience. 99% of girls/parents at this age wouldn't pass up opportunites to play in other areas of the U.S. If there teams were capable of doing it.

Anonymous said...

Nova is a good team and would be able to compete in high level tournaments, but no way is Crew ready and Shore is a new team and certainly not ready for that.

Anonymous said...

7:50 sorry to burst your bubble but Nova much like any of the NJ teams would of struggled at top bracket at Eclipse, Jeff Cup, FC Stars Cup.

If you look at the FC Stars Cup bracket it already gives you a sense. PDA Galaxy A team, PDA Nova B team, PDA Crew C team. The direction looks as if they will eventually pull from all PDA teams + Shore to form a ECNL team in 2 years. This will help identify their ECNL in 2 years.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who knocks any club for traveling & giving
Players new experiences & new competition.
Does not know what they are talking about.

PDA older teams compete for national championships year after year.

I think we will continue follow in the same foot steps,

Anonymous said...

Where will the new shore team play in?

Anonymous said...

PDA Shore in EDP. Central 2nd Division.

Anonymous said...

Any predictions for Spirit this weekend?

Anonymous said...

PDA oldest teams compete for ecnl championships because a) until last year they were the only game in town; and b) the ecnl is a closed system like a private golf club- members only allowed. I assure you their are teams right here in Region 1 who beat PDA on a regular basis but who are not in the ECNL.

In the upcoming years, with more competition and PDA no longer having a monopoly, we will see more parity in girls soccer.

Also don't believe the PDA hype about how great their second, third, fourth and fifth teams are. They play in a league only comprised of other ecnl second, third, fourth teams etc. NONE of these teams are competitive against good NPL teams and are not placed in any top brackets of any major tournament, excluding pda's own tournament. Lol.

Anonymous said...

PDA oldest teams compete for ecnl championships because a) until last year they were the only game in town; and b) the ecnl is a closed system like a private golf club- members only allowed. I assure you their are teams right here in Region 1 who beat PDA on a regular basis but who are not in the ECNL.

In the upcoming years, with more competition and PDA no longer having a monopoly, we will see more parity in girls soccer.

Also don't believe the PDA hype about how great their second, third, fourth and fifth teams are. They play in a league only comprised of other ecnl second, third, fourth teams etc. NONE of these teams are competitive against good NPL teams and are not placed in any top brackets of any major tournament, excluding pda's own tournament. Lol.

Anonymous said...

@11:44 am
The only that you said that made sense was having parity
Which is a good thing.

You act like you know your soccer but I don't think you do.
1. You talk about PDA wins & losses. If you are a real student of the game. You will know wins & losses don't
Matter at this age. It's about your kid being technically
Sound. Can he or she kill a pass first time and be ready for their second movement. Does your child know when to give the pass to an overlapping teammate, then run into open space for the return pass. Does your kid know how to draw defenders away to create open spaceses for her teammates to
Attack. Etc.......

2. Monopoly?. I took my kid to PDA. They did not come after me.

3. PDA losing? That's soccer! All good teams lose.
Do you think Brazil is whimpering in coroner from what
Germanny did to them. NO......They are back to work trying to get back on top.

To sum this up.If I thought my son & daughter were not developing & progressing as players I would yank them out.
I like PDA's "We will take on all-comers" regardless of wins & losses attitude.

I think we're good.

Anonymous said...

9:15 "I think we're good" that's a laught. Keep donating to the PDA's revenue's.

No dought PDA has been the top Academy program but with more and more MLS teams building true academy style programs under their wings and stiff competition with other pay to play style clubs the market will start getting narrow.

Anonymous said...

#1- Dought is spelled doubt

#2 MLS academies are for boys

#3 I am sure that PDA welcomes the competition

#4 Sorry your daughter didn't make the team, I am sure she was upset.

Anonymous said...

Spirit Breakdown

Aztec Rapinoe (#10 MA)
Lower Merion (#25 PAE)
Cherry Hill (#12 NJ)

OP Fire (#1 ON)
IGF (#16 NJ)
PHWM (#3 MD)

FC Virginia (#2 VA)
West Chester (#7 PAE)
SJEB (#1 NJ)

Cincinnati Gold (#1 OS)
Pipeline (#1 MD)
NJX (#6 NJ)

The structure of the first bracket with barely one top 10 team seems odd.

Semi-Finals
Cherry Hill vs OP Fire
SJEB vs Pipeline

Finals
OP Fire over Pipeline

Anonymous said...

My Spirit Prediction:
Semi-Finals
Cherry Hill vs OP Fire
SJEB vs Cincinnati

Finals:
Cincinnati over OP Fire

Remember Cinncinnati been hiding playing up a year and recently won the Eclipse Tourney.

Anonymous said...

Cinncinnati will take it all

Anonymous said...

"Do you think Brazil is whimpering in coroners from what
Germanny did to them."

I know Brazil lost in the finals to GERMANY, but I didnt know coroners were involved? Who died? If you meant to say Coronas, that is a Mexican beer.

Anonymous said...

I think thay ment tu sey corners. Must be the same speller hoo rote dought

Anonymous said...

Didn't expect SJEB to not make the semis of Spirit. Anyone see their games?

Anonymous said...

Is the format flawed? In 11v11 championship all four teams playing their first game beat teams playing their second game and 7 of 8 teams with more rest won.

Anonymous said...

I watched a lot of the Sjeb and NJX games. Sjeb just didn't look their sharpest and looked tired second game. Lot of rain out there today as well. NJX playing fresh against pipeline contrilled okay most of the game and won but missed chances. In their Cincy game the first 15 minutes were even but the huge Cincy girls wore them down. It was a decent game but Cincy is far and away the best team in the tourney. By at least 3+ goals over anyone. They have two strikers that are impossible to stop a whole game, as nj teams including NJX and PDA have seen recently. They also draw from a huge radius multi-state area in their region. Lastly the tourney did a bad job building these brackets, c and d and particularly d are way out of kilt with the quality in bracket a and even b to an extent. It's laughable.

Anonymous said...

Rage FC won top 8v8 bracket.

Anonymous said...

Rage, start playing 11v11 and stop beating these little girls playing 8v8. Pick up a couple new girls to fill a full sided field .

Anonymous said...

When a team like SJEB doesn't show up to play and don't win, instead of winning points they need to lose points on got soccer.

Anonymous said...

Surprised nobody is bashing the Cherry Hill team. As an opposing parent it did look like SJEB was trying new things on the field.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone be bashing the Cherry Hill team?

Anonymous said...

Did you see the baching Cherry Hill got on here a few months back. You may want to go back and read the ignorant comments people wrote.

Anonymous said...

Watched the Cinci/OP Fire final game. A dad on the OP Fire team said their coach is a fanatic and they practice up to 4/5 times a week and all through the year. In 8v8, he said they had very close games with the Cinci team.

Cinci team blew them out. They feature at least 15 athletic, speedy players that are interchangeable and they had #10 up top with size and killer acceleration, accounting for nearly every goal.

With the way NJ/NY/PA teams are all split up with talent, hard to believe anyone will touch this team for a few years.

Anonymous said...

1:52pm. That should change once these girls hit the ECNL years. The best will congregate together on 1-2 teams in NJ and will compete.

1:07 - Cherry Hill Bashing was well deserved. A large majority of their players, coaches and families are animals. Looking to injure rather than play. It is ridiculous. I hope they change their ways.

Anonymous said...

Agree the Cincy team was very scary good. As parents we will see teams change year over year.

If you look at OP Fire's older teams they are very poorly ranks and the Cincy team is what I call a once in life time little league world series team. Some girls may just get tired of practicing 4/5 days a week by age 13 when boys, school, and other sports come into play.

Remember this is u12 we'll see more real results at u14.

Anonymous said...

Looks like njx is on a roll. Stars of Mass could be another no show for them. Looking at got soccer, this could be 6 tournaments straight without a single point. Maybe they should drop a bracket and try to compete and win.

Anonymous said...

2:29pm I think I heard during the final game that OP-Fire did not have the best player(striker) with them in the final vs. Cincy.

She was red carded in the prior game vs. Cherry Hill over all very exciting weekend of u12 (11v11) soccer. Many top teams were able to see each other until next time.

Anonymous said...

"Looks like njx is on a roll. Stars of Mass could be another no show for them. Looking at got soccer, this could be 6 tournaments straight without a single point. Maybe they should drop a bracket and try to compete and win"
Thanks for illustrating your soccer ignorance for the blog to see. I guess your club is one of the point chasers. NJX lost to Cincinnati, and beat Pipeline and SJEB. How do you consider that a poor showing? I suspect your daughter plays on a second rate team who has never faced CUP. Any team who has actually played them would know better. They beat Galaxy in the finals of Eclipse recently. They have only lost 2 games ever, to Arsenal from San Diego and WAZA from Michigan. I guess you base your satisfaction on earning points. In your pea-brain, winning a weaker tournament to earn points is better than losing to a great team, and beating 2 very talented teams? What a sad existence. Good luck at the Lacey Labor Day Tournament!

Anonymous said...

Talk about chasing points? NJX is like a dog chasing its tail. They play more tournaments than everyone else, but nothing to show. And you have been blown out by these teams.

Good luck next weekend, wasting another weekend and burning cash to get beat by the same teams you always do.

Anonymous said...

"Talk about chasing points" -yes, you brought up "nothing to show for it" indicating no points. So clearly you are the one focused on points.

"you have been blown out by the same team" - perhaps, but does that mean you they run away and not play anymore? Considering NJX won this weekend, that wouldnt seem to have been an intelligent approach. But then again, you arent very intelligent so this surprises no one.

Keep hiding and posting your ignorant comments. You're the typical troll afraid to reveal yourself who sits meekly on the sideline gnashing your teeth. It's young girls soccer, stop such being such a hater.

Anonymous said...

Yes, they won a consolation game, leave them alone.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know when JAGS will release the fall schedule. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

JAGS? Is that league still around. lol

Anonymous said...

Looks like PDA pulled some strings with stars and got switched to bracket playing out of state teams, makes sense. To bad the other nj teams have to travel and play each other again, probably won't make to finals either and will play three games. Lets hope nj represents us better than last week in pa.

Anonymous said...

FC Stars Prediction: OP-Fire Red will take 11v11. Rage should take 8v8.

Anonymous said...

"Lets hope nj represents us better than last week in pa"
Yes, there seems to be so much camaraderie on this blog. I'm sure the bloggers will be checking feverishly in hopes NJ teams do well. I wonder what your daughter would think if she knew what pathetic posts her Dad resorts to.

Anonymous said...

Don't mess with the NJX momma bear, she will attack.

Anonymous said...

Mommy Bear will be hibernating after this weekend if NJX doesn't compete.

Anonymous said...

Any Predictions for FC Stars Cup? PDA Galaxy over NJX

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Looks like njx is on a roll. Stars of Mass could be another no show for them. Looking at got soccer, this could be 6 tournaments straight without a single point. Maybe they should drop a bracket and try to compete and win.
August 25, 2014 at 3:03 PM
Anonymous said...
Talk about chasing points? NJX is like a dog chasing its tail. They play more tournaments than everyone else, but nothing to show. And you have been blown out by these teams.

Good luck next weekend, wasting another weekend and burning cash to get beat by the same teams you always do.
August 25, 2014 at 3:54 PM


?Anonymous said...
Don't mess with the NJX momma bear, she will attack.

August 26, 2014 at 9:08 PM
Anonymous said...
Mommy Bear will be hibernating after this weekend if NJX doesn't compete.
August 27, 2014 at 9:39 AM"


Does anyone see a pattern of obsession here? You are obsessed with NJX. No one is talking about them but you. This is young girls soccer. Please try and live an adult life. You're glory days are over (if you ever had any), stop living vicariously through you're child, or obsessing that she isn't good enough in your eyes to allow you to fulfill your stunted growth. It's very sad.

Anonymous said...

What is the next move after town travel team? My daughter enjoys the sport and loves playing. When you move on are you fighting for playing time against 19 other girls on the team? Pros and cons?

Anonymous said...

At this age it should be about training. There may be inequity with the time. IDK if coaches at this age have players compete for starting spots. But it is soccer so you never know.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE FIX THE U13G BOARD!!!

Anonymous said...

NYSC all the way at FC Stars!

Anonymous said...

@6:41 Freehold is a club team and they are highly competitive! I would say it all depends on what your daughter is looking for. Training is the #1 thing you need to make sure she is getting. I always saw with my own daughter most town teams were all over the place with players abilities. Town teams don't make cuts and stronger players move on. We moved our daughter to PDA and were happy as is she.

Anonymous said...

Yes, please fix the U13 board so we can hear the details of the Wildcats 3 goal weekend at Spirit

Anonymous said...

Predictions for 8v8 and 11v11 Top Flight Finalists at Stars of Mass?

Anonymous said...

U13. Get off our blog. U13 NJ is such a weak age group. Instead of blogging, work with your daughters so they get better and not embarrass NJ.

Anonymous said...

@8:28 I have a njx obsessed creep I would like to introduce you too! You would make a perfect pair!!! Troll the boards and sideline together.

Anonymous said...

Tragedy in south jersey today when four girls headed to charity tournament were hit by another car who drifted over the centerline. One girl very critical and not a very good prognosis.
Keep your perspective people. This is a time we should all enjoy our children playing a game they love.

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