Thursday, April 2, 2015

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 ultra competitive "let them eat cake" arrogant academy team vibe is much better. Sign me up so I can start bashing those town teams.

Anonymous said...

Agree 100% with 9:48. Galaxy will be the ECNL team - they didn't change their roster this year and probably won't next year. If there are any additions, they probably won't come from within.

Anonymous said...

Galaxy has changed their roster this year and im sure they will continue to. They have a solid team, but like most have players that will be asked to move down and I'm sure there are several players that can move up as well.
The team will be 20 to 22 rostered by 14 and that leaves about 6 spots open over the next year or so. Then you will see fewer additions and less leaving. This will happen with all of the top teams in state, region and country.

Anonymous said...

PDA schedules are up

Anonymous said...

NJ Rush State Cup Championship: 1
Nova: 0

NJ Rush top division at PDA Spring Kickoff
Nova 2nd Division

Anonymous said...

Nj rush you need to settle down and stop talking. PDA crew tied you as well. You had an easy ride in the fall and you have tons of points because you chase them. You guys are above average team and leave it at that. You are probably between 5 and 10 in state and that nice. Rage, Galaxy, nova, sjeb and sdfc are all better than you. I think nova gets beat by sdfc and they shouldn't be talking as well, just gets you in trouble.

Anonymous said...

2 things will happen
1 pda will push RUSH down a level if they look into their results or see their comments on blog. If not, 2 they will not win a game if they stay in top bracket. They put crew in 3 rd bracket and they just tied RUSH.

Anonymous said...

Wait...I thought Nova just beat Rush in State Cup???

Anonymous said...

PDA three teams guaranteed will filter the top couple to the ECNL unit. If there are 5 kids on Nova or Crew that can outplay kids on Galaxy, trust me, they are adjusting. I'm sure the coach has his favorites but no coach in charge of an ECNL team is going to pass by better kids especially those within the same Club. no brainer.

Anonymous said...

where can one see the pda schedules, the link on their site doesnt work for me. thank you.

Anonymous said...

After you click the schedule tab. Go to the top left of the registration page for schedules. its a weird layout

Anonymous said...

I think this blog is now going to have PDA parents from all the different teams at each other. All because they are hoping their child is good enough to play ECNL @ U14 and hoping to bump out the Galaxy players. I'd say maybe 1 child from each team could be borrowed occasionally for ECNL tournaments maybe.

Anonymous said...

1240 stop trying to stir the PDA pot.
Majority of parents understand the program and the pyramid to get to their ECNL squad at U14. Every girl will have an opportunity as long as they continue to work hard. Being a PDA gives a step in a door no matter what.

Anonymous said...

Any nova/barons score?

Anonymous said...

Tie 10-10. lol

Anonymous said...

I'm assuming SJEB won or we would have heard already

Anonymous said...

You PDA parents are just as elitist and full of yourselves as they come. Everything can open the door, not just the 3 letters on your jersey. coaches, tournaments, ID camps, college recruiting camps, ODP and other id programs, and mostly the players.
if your players don't develop, i dont care what league you play in, or what your jersey says. when that college coach finally gets a chance to check out your kid, and the first three passes to her end up with an ugly first touch, a improperly weighted pass to your teammates, and zero hustle back defensively, you can be rest assured his eyes move elsewhere. you pda folk ever think perhaps you're doing yourself a disadvantage having your killer on the same squad as those who are even more killer, after all, mr college coach will be intrigued by the # 1 to 5 player, but probably just passes right by #6 to 10. Those coming in for those precious 6 minutes a half are not worth the coach's time. If your own coach doesnt value the player, why should someone more removed with less knowledge.

"1 from the other pda squads might make the ECNL squad". Talk about protectionism, somehow i doubt that's PDA's stance on this, just nutty parents.

small fish, big pond as they say.

Anonymous said...

I think i saw a facebook post that SJEB won but im not 100%.

Anonymous said...

Hey Facebook stalker I saw post they tied 5-5. lol

Anonymous said...

Barons won!

Anonymous said...

Nova won!

Anonymous said...

PDA Tournament Brackets - https://tgs.totalglobalsports.com/public/master.aspx

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Why is the PDA Galaxy squad in a higher group than the Rage Renegades? Aren't they considered two of the best?

PDA Tournament Brackets - https://tgs.totalglobalsports.com/public/master.aspx
April 6, 2015 at 9:34 AM

Anonymous said...

Because PDA is just like Jeff Cup and the higher level tourney's they don't follow GotSoccer Points, historical play carries more weight.

As you may notice PDA is not even using Gotsoccer as a scheduler. There ECNL/NPL teams can care less about GS points.

Anonymous said...

@ April 6, 2015 at 9:59 AM
Rage Renegades just went 11v11. They need to prove themselves full field against top teams who have been playing 11v11 already.

Anonymous said...

Rage just proved it by beating West Chester 4-0, a 2nd place EDP South 1st division team.

Anonymous said...

Cherry Hill FC should at least be in PDA's 2nd bracket?? We got robbed.

Anonymous said...

PDA folk keep telling yourselves that about Rage. I'll call it like it is, PDA didnt want Rage in their bracket for fear of losing at their own tournament. Anyone who knows the teams, results, gotsoccer or not-gotsoccer knows that Rage is a great team. Prove themselves? yeah right. what a joke. its called having control of your own seeding and moving the better team into a lower bracket because its your party.

Anonymous said...

@6:51 -before you complain about being miss flighted, your team should win their flight first...i think you are a bit premature
@8:36 - i don't think PDA is scared of Rage - rage hasn't proved anything large sided yet and if you look at the brackets, there are all top teams in their bracket
again, before you make statements like that, win your flight first
The tournament will have plenty of competition and will be fun for all teams involved regardless what flight.

Anonymous said...

I for one think the PDA brackets were fairly done correctly seems they researched each team vs just looking at Gotsoccer joke points. Well done PDA!

There will be disappointments and surprises in this tourney. I don't think it's a walk in a park for any of those teams.

Just like any tourney the favored ((i.e. - NCAAM basketball Kentucky) didn't even make it to the finals.

As for you south jersey teams stop the crying, by this time next year Central/Northern NJ will have 6-7 dominating teams to your 1 or 2.

Anonymous said...

Put aside what the GotSoccer points equation says (which lists them as top team in the country). Presume maybe its off a bit. Are you then saying Rage would not be considered a top 3? 5? 8?, in that flight? Have their results been 'questionable'? do state championships and top ranking in the country not atleast get them in that top 6, 8 seeding? a team in that mix? Come on PDA, get real. You hold this out as a big top tournament, and you adjust the flighting to increase your chances of winning. Why not dispel the questions, eliminate the doubts and play them. South jersey has more than 1 great team. Does anyone really believe that Rage didn't deserve a spot in that top flight?? yeah, right.

Anonymous said...

So who should not be in the top bracket then?

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Rage parents but I think PDA did a great job with the flights. One 11 v 11 game can't make you automatically in a top flight. You have to prove yourself at a couple high end tourneys at 11 v 11. It's only right.

Anonymous said...

I'll chime in. Unless its going to be subjective because its Pda's tournament, gotsoccer is not an unfair way to look at teams many tournament directors without bias use it as ameasure.
FC Mass - 99th
phwm 132
you could go down the list, but it would be pointless because based on gotsoccer points system, Rage is top of the list, none with more points according to their ranking methodology. I'm not saying its perfect, or does not have major flaws. But any other system is subjective.
I would concur, the top team in the country should be in the top bracket otherwise its the subjective belief of PDA that the #1 team is not as good as the #132 or #99th

Anonymous said...

gs points aren't a good measure at U12. They were competing against lower level 8 v 8 teams.

Anonymous said...

If all the teams that are claiming to be 'academy' teams, don't drop their lower level players and pick up girls that go to their tryouts that flat out play better and can raise the bar, than those teams risk dropping their level of play and losing their top players within the next year or two. Parents, if your daughters are one of those top few players on the team, I suggest letting the coaches know your feeling, even if it's anonymously.

Anonymous said...

Rage should be in top bracket. I agree a lot of points came easy, but they are the real deal. They won pda 8v8 last year and two of those teams are in top bracket this year. Explain that one please. I think somebody needs to do some more home work. Rush and pipeline will get killed by this team, both are just average.

Anonymous said...

why would u say rush & pipeline are just average?

Anonymous said...

@8:34 PM
WHAT WOULD MAKE THEM SO THEY ARE NOT AVERAGE TEAMS SMARTY PANTS? A WHOLE NEW ROSTER??

Anonymous said...

Possibly.

Anonymous said...

Hoping NJ Rush and Pipeline make it to the Championship game. And hoping that the Rage Renegades lose their bracket. Sorry, I know that's evil of me. And if the above poster/s aren't even Rage parents but trolls just trying to stir the pot, then I'm sorry.

Anonymous said...

http://youthsoccerrankings.us/

PDA is ranked 1 in NJ
Rage is ranked 2 in NJ

Looks like they should be playing each other

Anonymous said...

I guess we can safely assume this is a Rage parent/parents. They sure do know a lot about them. So after you mercy rule everyone in the 2nd bracket at PDA this spring, next year you can be top bracket in every tournament.

Anonymous said...

They will play rage in state cup if they both continue.
Either way, second bracket is very strong at pda.
Works out better, PDA can play rush and pipeline, who they won't play in state cup. And rage will play these teams in league and played the out of state teams last year at pda.

Anonymous said...

Enough with the rankings Gotsoccer, YouthSoccer, Top Drawer. It's U12 people like someone mentioned before some take a snap shot of the rankings I guarantee it will be totally different 6 months from now.

PDA can do however they feel is necessary to assure everyone it will be a competitive tournament.

Anonymous said...

The rankings will change no doubt. It just seems "odd" that Rage is not flighted with PDA right now, since you can't flight teams based on future rankings

Anonymous said...

PDA did it on purpose, they arrange it so both 1st & 2nd bracket can earn enough GS points. If you look at the overall picture of things both brackets will be equivalent to 9000 GS points. So if Galaxy and Nova win they will climb up in the rankings.

If PDA Crew will have a bracket worth 6500 GS points.

Well done PDA Well done. Smart move.

Anonymous said...

Where is the proof that Rage would "raise" the GS points if included in the bracket they want?

Anonymous said...

There are too many parents here stirring the pot. I can tell you 100% because I know the team and the quality people involved that no one from RAGE is writing a word, nor do they care about this blog or anyone's opinions. Anyone posting on this blog is not from their team. It is understood in their tight knit group that public opinion matters not to them. They have not cut one kid in three years of existence, they work tirelessly to improve their players, and they treat every kid with respect. I have even heard they create personal video analysis for each of their players. My daughter has played for a rival club for years but the reasons above are why I have registered my daughter for the future NJ Rush tryouts where RAGE will be next year. The RAGE parents and coaches respect PDA, SJEB, SDFC, NJ Rush, Cherry Hill FC and the other coaches and programs. Even when I asked about their program versus others you cannot get anyone over there to say a bad word. They are a class act and I felt the need to at least stick up for them. Route against them? Shame on you, you should aspire to be more like them.

Anonymous said...

Question....

World Class-NJ ? (former Maximus)..what's the story with this? Is WC-NJ going to have their own teams. Will they have a Pre-ECNL or ECNL team at U14 seperate from the NY World Class team.

If anyone knows, please let me know -thanks

Anonymous said...

The way ECNL is set up only one team per club can be ECNL. So WC can only have one ECNL team. The rumor is FC Maximus U12 is moving out of WC to another club, not confirmed though.

Anonymous said...

To another club? That doesn't seem to make much sense.

Anonymous said...

Yes people like to stir the pot on here, I completely agree Rage is a quality team and has dedicated players among them. They also great respect for the other clubs around the SJ area and those clubs have given respect right back.

It's the parents from the North that are always in the uproar fighting among each other moving team to team. Glad there are decent teams @ U12 to U14 in the south like Rage, SJEB, Cherry FC. It is much needed with the amount good players in the area.

Anonymous said...

(April 8, 2015 at 7:58 PM) - you obviously don't understand how Got Soccer works.

Go to this link and you will understand how teams effect the overall point total of a tournament.

https://home.gotsoccer.com/support.aspx?content=support&section=Rankings&HelpID=118

Anonymous said...

Thanks NJ rush coach for your comments. If you read the post, nobody put down rage, they where all saying they are solid and should be in first bracket above your team.

Anonymous said...

Parents from the north? Have you ever played rage or cherry hill, not a pretty site when comes to parents....

Anonymous said...

Tryouts are coming! This blog will be blowing up even more. LOL

Rumor has it that a 4th PA club, further North of Philadelphia has been giving the guidance to join ECNL and if criteria is met will become approved next year.

That will make a impact on landscape of things on players located in the Central to Northern Jersey area.

Anonymous said...

Cherry Hill parents are the worst I have ever seen.

Anonymous said...

I see nj rush playing Americans in consolation round - good luck. I think Americans are there do to ref no show.

Anonymous said...

Nice, what club is it with potential ecnl?
To bad MF can't stay consistent, would be nice if they offered a good alternative, but way behind at most age groups where they are forced to develop their own. I think WCFC will do well, their u10, 11, 13, 14 and 15 all doing very well. This age group has some catch up to do.

NJ RUSH needs rage, how far apart are these clubs.


Anonymous said...

9:18 you don't know the ECNL too well.

There are two ECNL clubs with operations in TWO STATES: St. Louis Scott Gallagher in MO and IL, and Eclipse in IL and WI. So no, the way the ECNL is set up is NOT only one team per club can be ECNL.

Now is that saying WC will try to make WC-NJ a separate ECNL team like the ones mentioned above? Who knows.

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Anonymous said...

They are probably over an hour apart. RUSH is a nationwide soccer organization. Players can move freely between teams. If there is a soccer event with a RUSH team acro ss the country and they could use a few top players than they can easily borrow top players from any RUSH team. Just like PDA can between their NPL and ECNL teams. Players can move freely like fluid. I believe there are good things coming for Rage NJ Rush 'south' and NJ Rush 'central'. NJ Rush 'central' just need a few more talented girls and need to master possession instead of kick and chase. SJEB have their possession game down really well. Haven't seen Galaxy play in a while but it'd be interesting to see how they match up with the teams in the PDA tournament. Their bracket looks really winnable. I hope RAGE earns their spot in the top brackets soon.

Anonymous said...

Nova really a one person team, once she goes to the Galaxy this team will be very average. SJEB losing girls to ECNL teams. Rage will be SJ dominant team going forward.

Anonymous said...

THanks for the info on ecnl and WCFC. That's good to know. I think ECNL needs a North NJ team!

Anonymous said...

@11:22 Or she stays on the Nova drawing other top players in the South, creating another powerhouse PDA south team like her older sister played on..........hmmm, I wonder what their thought process is?

Anonymous said...

PDA Nova will be the Dominant team in the South.

Anonymous said...

Why are you parents so hyped over your daughter playing college and joining an ECNL/NPL team to get there. Based on these statics done in 2014 only 10.4% of girls playing soccer will actually play in college, 2.4% will only be playing D1. (links below)

It gives great insight on the numbers even if you join a so called ECNL/NPL team and spend 3500+ a year on tuition and 1500+ on traveling, hotel, camps, extra training etc. In 5 years that's over 20+K of $$$ spent and this doesn't equate to the average scholarship given out.

If your on a good team with good players and parents be happy and just enjoy watching your daughter play because in 2/3 years she may not be playing anymore.

Statistics - http://www.scholarshipstats.com/soccer.html

Odds: http://www.scholarshipstats.com/varsityodds.html

Anonymous said...

Well said 10:45 and so very, very true! Enjoy watching your daughter do something she loves!

Anonymous said...

ummmm 90% of girls playing ECNL play in college...with about 65% playing D1

Anonymous said...

and what % of girls play ECNL? A very small % in NJ.

Anonymous said...

ummm 12:09
Where did you get your stats?
and don't say the ECNL site - that doesn't count as an unbiased source of information that can be counted as reliable.

ECNL is hype - created to get parents like you to buy in to paying more to be on teams that charge alot for a 'academy' experience. They have to differentiate and justify their existence somehow - so create an 'exclusive' league that they can control who gets in and who can't - what a racket! And judging by all those drinking the cool aid on this blog, its working for them!

Anonymous said...

Facts....just one of many articles.

why should I worry about the percentage if your daughter ISN'T playing ECNL...haha


http://equalizersoccer.com/2015/02/04/ecnl-90-percent-players-college-soccer-national-signing-day/

Anonymous said...

12:26 Hey Genius...

Read the very first line of the article:
Nine of 10 players from the ECNL’s graduating class will play college soccer, the league announced on Wednesday, which is national signing day for NCAA sports.

I quote 'the league announced' - hey, you think its in the interest of 'the league' to make such a statement???

Anonymous said...

So the league isn't supposed to report anything? hahaha

Another great article...read and enjoy. A player playing for a ECNL club is 5x more likely to be recruited by a D1 school. I guess more made up stats huh

http://www.d1soccerrecruiting.com/ecnl-and-the-college-recruiting-process-what-does-the-data-reveal/

Anonymous said...

12:26 thats pretty funny.

That article goes on to say 920 girls from ECNL will play Div 1 ball. Lets assume thats true.

Yet the stats from NCAA and from the earlier post show:
37760 girls playing college ball
out of 374,564 HS players.
2.4% in Div 1 = 8989 Div 1 from the High school pool of players.

920/8989 = about 10% from Ecnl

Thats 90% that are NOT from Ecnl.

Hows that investment feel now.

Anonymous said...

Are you a half idiot or full?

You just gave stats that showed how many ecnl players out of everyone - ALL players playing in college are from a ecnl program.....ummmmmm


It's 90% of players that play ECNL will go on to Play college. freakin genius...lmao

Anonymous said...

So out of the 8k that played Div 1 from non-ecnl programs. How many players is that 8k out of? 100k ? how many? huh

Anonymous said...

@1:09
The point is, out of the girls that play D1 in college, most aren't from ECNL.

Thats based on real stats from NCAA and uses your 'unbiased' stat published by the ECNL league - which is likely higher than reality as well.

So you go ahead and keep paying into the system set up to suck it out of folks like yourself. 90% of the rest that are lucky enough to make it to D1 will be able to do it through alternate channels.

Anonymous said...

OMG!! You're comparing a pool of only 90+ ECNL clubs to every H.S or Other club in the WHOLE country!!! haha

I'll take my bet with 90% chance over your 2% chance. Thank you

Anonymous said...

@(April 10, 2015 at 10:45 AM)

Great post and link proves a lot and hopefully wakes up many of these so called parents on this blog.

As for those that actually reviewed the link it shows a lot of very good statistics vs. a bunch of up-talk marketing the ECNL website states about the 90% everyone is saying.

Anonymous said...

Can some what find stats on how many of the 90% of ECNL players actually got a full ride. Again those ECNL articles so unbiased and steered towards marketing.

At least the prior article on statistics gave a true detailed picture.

So let's say there are 4 PDA teams at this age in NJ(Galaxy, Crew, Nova, Shore)

Possible 75 players: 90% of that is 7/8 players probably attend to play D1 school and receive a partial or full scholarship. For all those 67/68 PDA parents all your dreams are lost. LOL

Anonymous said...

Why would most ECNL families care about a full ride? That league is chock full of athletes from well off families. I am surprise if they would even even be interested in saddling their girls with the distracting pressure of a full scholarship ride to college. Kids from $$$$ get the freedom to pursue other opportunities in college.

Anonymous said...

@ April 10, 2015 at 12:49 PM
That math is a bit wrong. The 8989 covers all players from Freshman through Seniors. The 920 covers only incoming 2015 Freshman. So the math would be 1/4 of your 8989 (2247). So the 920 would account for 41%. And don't forget to account for all the D1 scholarships that come from the NPL teams from those ECNL organizations. That's a lot coming from only 75 clubs.

Anonymous said...

I had to take my shoes off and use my toes with all this arithmetic. ECML and NPL are both good shots at getting your daughter looked at if they dream to play in college. It is about their dream isn't it. Also, there isn't much of a difference between Academy teams an so called Town travel teams. There's about a $1,000-$1,500 difference. However you get a lot more training sessions with Academy programs. Here's the thing people. We all spend a ton of money on our kids soccer, right or wrong who knows, but as long as it keeps them from playing field hockey it's worth it to me ! One last thought .......never mind it was a statistic.

Anonymous said...

Didn't galaxy beat barons 3-0? Why are the barons in the top bracket, should be rage

Anonymous said...

Nice for you to sneeze at $1500 bucks. Field hockey is all right. One sport where height is a disadvantage instead of an advantage.

Anonymous said...

That's $1500 per child. Unless your little princess is the only child in the fam playing, its at least $3000 or more.

Anonymous said...

Estimated costs to play ECNL:
$6K to $10K

Anonymous said...

Can anyone explain why FC Maximus gu12, a top team, wouldn't embrace the opportunity to be part of a top club in world class? They could keep their top trainer and I'm sure take at least half the spots on the ecnl team. Why are is the team leaving to join an inferior club? The combination of the current world class players and FC Maximus players would make for a superb team. Sounds like a disservice to the players.

Anonymous said...

Too much money and too much travel.

Anonymous said...

If a player wants to play for the WC ECNL team why not try out for the team and join it?

Anonymous said...

6K to 10K a year to play in the ECNL?! I had no idea. I guess my daughter is out. Have to look at other options. I'd never be able to afford that. Wouldn't NPL be the same cost? Coaching/trainer fees, league fees, and travel costs? FC Maximus is an awesome team by themselves. Why would they go to World Class if they would expect that they'd try and break their team apart? I love the competition we get when playing them. And never any problems with the parents.

Anonymous said...

We've played WC u12 Red Storm a few times. Always a mess. We played them last year and it wasn't really much competition. They were a great team 3 years ago but have fallen off the cliff since. My husband almost got in a fight with one of their parents because some dads were congratulating their goalie for a good effort in a lopsided defeat, and they thought we were out of line. They are almost as bad as some Long island team parents. When is the last time you ever saw a great beloved kid that belonged to a nightmare parent? you want great kids, get rid of nightmare parents. serious, when is the last time you read some nice positive post about WC? I almost want to sit in my car when we play them so i dnt have to hear their loudmouth dads flapping their gums.

Anonymous said...

any great games going on this weekend?

Anonymous said...

is there a list somewhere of clubs that apply for ECNL status and rejected and reasons why? do clubs get an answer why they are rejected so they can go correct those deficiencies? its it just at the whim of the league commissioner and whether he wants to upset the big names in the league already? i read a lot about "so and so club applied and got rejected". some times the the so and so clubs are good. maybe not the best, but id imagine some of their squads can take on some of the ecnl teams. just curious how that all works if someone knows. thhank you.

Anonymous said...

PDA have the last say in NJ in terms of who becomes ECNL and who doesn't, and of course they don't want other clubs being in the ECNL.

So here is a good topic, what are the best clubs right now for girls at all age groups (not just U12)? Let's take PDA out of the discussion.

Anonymous said...

Yes PDA controls NJ, don't blame them they are name brand and as any top level company they monopolize it. Smart and keeps the true good players together in the later years.

Anonymous said...

Not really possible to rank them unless you define what you mean by best. Most competitive, treats lower level players well, best value? Everyone is looking for something different.

Anonymous said...

IMO best in this instance should be competitive at all age groups from U11-18 as well as playing an attractive style of soccer.

Some teams/clubs are competitive but kick the ball and run which is a short term way of playing to get immediate results.

Anonymous said...

Could rage be in top bracket at PDA? Sure, but should be fine in second. Looks like they tied nova who is in second bracket and beat crew by 2 who is in 3rd bracket, crew also tied nj rush who shouldn't be in first , but I'm sure they saw the points and the fact that they have been playing 11v11.

Anonymous said...

There are no other clubs yet in nj that are worthy of ecnl.
Would love to see an alternative in the north, but to many start up clubs diluting the talent. These are all money makers for the UK boys. Sdfc, stallions, tsf, IGFA, crush and many others are just as expensive as pda and WCFC, or more. Winter training, travel to tons of tournaments and cost for feild rentals can take these clubs cost well above an ecnl club. The south has great talent too, maybe nj rush can pull it off - will take time. Feilds are much easier to come by in the south and that's very important with ecnl. You need to be able to host entire clubs play in a day.

Anonymous said...

Cherry hill 2-2 igfa .... Cherry hill we should have won .

Anonymous said...

Why should Cherry Hill have won? Did the parents cry again?

Anonymous said...

Cherry hill we played better. Should of beat njx and igfa dominating at them. Lucky we didn't win both, we have one of best teams right now.

Anonymous said...

Diluted talent could have its advantages. Its like old fashion schoolyard ball. The chosen captains divide up the talent pick by pick. Then they can have a competitive game in the school yard instead of traveling all over creation.

Anonymous said...

@April 12, 2015 at 11:18 PM
My guess, you are NOT a CH parent. Stop making their parents look more of a mess and trying to stir up this blog. No one wants your lying comments here.

Anonymous said...

It probably is a Cherry parent this is what there known for. If they don't win they keep making excuses.

Anonymous said...

I'm calling it now Rage beats Cherry Hill Saturday @ PDA tourney.

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Anonymous said...

I heard a rumor that Cedar Stars owner is going to attempt and get ECNL status. He's going to grow the girls program just like the boys. He has connections everywhere, along with the $$

Anonymous said...

Funny how quiet the blog gets when the barons lose and rage and nova tie....................

Anonymous said...


Again someone stirring the pot. Nova Barons, Rage, Cherry Hill all good teams representing the south. You are just parent that has kid that can't cut it on one of these. teams.

Cherry Hill comments are so chi6ldest. Respect that they are competing at the leave for coming from a town level.

Anonymous said...

Cedar Stars is what? Nothing at this age group. Probably the owner posting that trying to lure girls that can't get onto any of the top teams in the state.

Anonymous said...

Cedars Stars on the boys side is a USDA same as PDA and MatchFit boys. Only makes sense they apply for ECNL and remember they partnered with NJSA so I can see them as the 3rd ECNL NJ club.

And yes they have a lot of wealthy backing and are affiliated with the new NY MLS team that plays out of Yankee Stadium.

They also are very heavy giving players scholars that come from inner city families that can't afford the academy lifestyle. Would make a very interesting and powerful club in NJ to compete vs PDA and MatchFit.

Anonymous said...

I'm always amazed at the depth of knowledge about various clubs from people not affiliated with those clubs. Thanks random stranger for your in depth explanation about Cedar Stars, a club you have no relationship with.

While I'm giving thanks, thanks to the non-Rage parent for attesting to the entire Rage teams parents upstanding pedigree and assurance they not only don't blog, they are immune from the posts levies at them. You must be quite observant to ascertain all of this as a parent of a child who happens to play them on occasion.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:19....clueless

Anonymous said...

1058-My eldest son play's at Matchfit so my son sees Cedar Stars a lot thus the only reason why I know plenty about them. They are gaining popularity up here. Sounds like you are from the south based on your comments.

Anonymous said...

11:22: Sure he does. And you're on the u12 girls blog for what reason? Let me guess, your daughter just happens to play on a high level team that isn't Cedar Stars, but will surely join them once they become ECNL.

Anonymous said...

1155- My daughter is at U12 and is currently on a town team and I'm looking to move her soon. Not sure where as she has spent time at a few training sessions and will attend there tryouts.

My suggestion if u12 to u13 is the perfect age to transition to a club team.

Anonymous said...

Nj rush doesn't have a single coach with a high enough license to be in ecnl. Let's be serious. And the director in central has crazy sideline behavior, yelling and screaming or that's maybe the south, I'm not sure. Anyway, no chance of ecnl. Rush is nation wide, but only a few are actually good clubs in terms of developing players. Delaware is way better and they will never get encl. Plus facilities are horrible and would need to be better. Nj rush is just a cash cow, same money for average result. Keep dreaming on. Would love to see sjeb

Anonymous said...

Again PDA controls NJ's ECNL decisions!

Anonymous said...

FC Bucks pre-ECNL tryouts tonight

http://eliteclubsnationalleague.com/home/871135.html

Anonymous said...

re cedar stars. im not cedar stars but they are for sure a growing presence in centralish-north to north jersey soccer. maybe just 2,3 years since inception. they show a really solid brand of soccer and as noted, give out a lot of scholarships to help those who dont have the monies. i respect what they are doing a lot. i have no idea about ecnl or npl or whatnot, but they seem to really love the game, and have great kids, and make it affordable for those who cant afford these academy things. good for them.

Anonymous said...

When do GS points drop off? Is the normal time frame 1 year after event?

Anonymous said...

Tryout time ! What's the hot club to tryout for ? I'm hearing Rush/Rage. Any body with any knowledge out there ?

Anonymous said...

I heard there was a ton of girls at Rage/NJ Rush tryout this weekend. Can anyone confirm?

Anonymous said...

Many trying out for MF pre-ECNL. Any state cup games this week?

Anonymous said...

Tsf v nj stallions academy tonight

Tsf will advance easy

Anonymous said...

@950. Tsf will advance? Really? Have you seen stallions record. I think you have another thought coming.

Anonymous said...

So what's the deal are Maximus and world-class together? If so when are their tryouts?

Copa also has tryouts coming up.

Anonymous said...

Maximus tryouts..

• Monday April 20th 6 to 7:30 pm, and,
• Thursday April 23rd 6 to 7:30 pm


Promoting it still as Maximus....so not sure what the story is. I know everthing maximus is changing to WCFC

Anonymous said...

at Superdome in Waldwick

Anonymous said...

Barca PSG @ 3pm today. do something productive and put the kiddies in front of the TV. going to be hectic!

Anonymous said...

Matchfit, PDA taking on large rosters...20-25 players. It's all about the $$$$ and less playing time for the players and long travels to games. WOW! Is this a scam?

Anonymous said...

PDA south will be carrying 18 players and 2 goalies, just so nobody is on here spreading misinformation as a way to retain players on their own club.

Anonymous said...

My daughter is a very good, competitive player in Monmouth County, and I don't want to do the whole elite club thing, it's too big a time/$$ commitment.
What good clubs do the wise folks on this board recommend?
Best of luck to you all.

Anonymous said...

Monmouth united soccer

Anonymous said...

Where is Monmouth United based? What league do they play in? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Monmouth United is a rec league team. They're not registered on gotsoccer. Joke. Try a big town like freehold, middletown or toms river or manalapan.

Anonymous said...

April 15, 2015 at 12:58 PM has it about right. 18,19 and 2 keepers, unless my iphone calculator is wrong is 21ish. wow, that is a ton!
$50000 per team in revenue.
yes, they are in the business because of soccer, but rest assured it is big business. what other possible reason would cause a u13 squad to have 22 players?

Anonymous said...

I'd rather have my daughter training on a team with a good amount of talented players than with a team with half good talent have not and several players not showing up to practice because of other activities ect..

Anonymous said...

Tsf parent here--

Thought I would go out of my way and mention that the stallions coach showed a class act tonight. You dont ever see that. Fair play

Anonymous said...

What did the stallions coach do ?

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with the above poster.

Stallions vs tsf was meant to be played at 8pm. Typical tsf, no refs showed up to the game. Game didn't kick off until 9:15. Yes, 9:15pm. An hour and 15 minutes past the actual kickoff time. Any other coach would have accepted the forfeit right after the 30 minutes with the refs not showing up and gladly moved on to the next round of state cup.

Tsf won 2-1 in the last few minutes of game

That shows a lot of character about the coach

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Anonymous said...

Monmouth United is a complete joke. It was a league that was started after someone's kid wasn't good enough to play on Middletown. Complete waste of time

Anonymous said...

Funny come to see my post already deleted? May I ask why???????

All I said was if I was stallions coach I would have forfiet to prove a point that the tsf club is a joke. This would hve been Three times in a row this coach ruined state cup for his team. How lucky can that team be to not play vs a coach who is clearly not about tht

Anonymous said...

Home team does not forfeit if refs are a no show. The game simply gets rescheduled at the oppositions home fields. Read the website.

Anonymous said...

6:15am. Your post indicates that you aren't a TSF parent with your "typical TSF" line. So either you're a Stallions parent, which i doubt, or more likely the coach himself trying to clear his whack job image.

Agreed regarding TSF though, they are an unorganised bunch but we have all had refs come late to games before. Just last week our refs showed up 30 minutes late as they were at another field 5 minutes down the road thinking that's where the game was.

Anonymous said...

Why were the refs so late ?

Anonymous said...

tsf is known for that, at any age. sometimes intentionally.
but nobody does anything anyway.
good job TSF keep up the good work, learning from the older teams .

Anonymous said...

It would have been a forfiet as tsf in PDA this weekend and game has to be played by this Sunday.

Anonymous said...

so why go thru the charade ? what good is a forfeit? if your intent is to forfeit, why show up at all? why have the refs come late, as if it was intentional? just forfeit and be done with it. makes no sense to me. is a loss worse than a forfeit?

Anonymous said...

This works out better for everyone else in the state cup, stallions are weak and better off out.

Anonymous said...

lol

Better off? Lets talk about development, which you should be on this board/blog.

I am a stallions parent and Im proud to be one. To state FACTS:

Our team was formed around northern county B and C level players a year ago. We won 2 games in 12 months last year. This year we only added a few new faces to our team and those faces being the same type of level players simlilar to the B/C level standard we were once at. Basically stating, the players we added this year were nothing special.

No we are not the best but yet we never said we are and never have come across that way as a team either. Our coach has a track record on player development. Do your research.. not just watch his actions during game day which I will add are intense and over the top at times but thats his style of coaching. He has many players who were under his guidance and tutelage for many years who now play D1 soccer- US National team status- ECNL- BOYS Academy, etc.

I will be the first to say my daughter is an average player, especially at the level we play at as a team but the fact that our mediocre team/players have now morphed into a team that now actually competes with these POWERHOUSE teams who are THE BEST, is where my point comes to place here and at times when we play these games, some of our players look like the best players on the field. You would never know in a million years that these same players were playing northern counties B flight a year ago.

The current TSF team has been a team for over 4 years and look what you have to show for it? You look similar if not worse than the stallions. Is someone to blame (tsf coaches) or is someone to give creidt (stallions coach) Obviously an opinion.

20 players tried out for stallions last year- 17 made the roster. How many tried out for TSF? PDA? SDFC? Barons? Rush? Match Fit?

Look at the long term. No need to bash our coach and our team. Mind your own business and worry about your daughter. My daughter should be playing vs her town teams- but thanks to this team and the coach, she actually looks like she belongs in this environment and can handle her own in regards to technique, skill and understanding of the game.

There are a lot of rotten ppl who write nasty things on this blog but for the parents who do read this blog that care about your child, just make sure she is in a place where she is learning- not winning. To watch my child's growth is way more beneficial and rewarding rather than watching her team win.

Just my two cents for the parents who actually care what you are spending your money on..

Anonymous said...

1:26 Well said!

Anonymous said...

Anyone know who won last night between NJX/MFA and PDA Shore?

Anonymous said...

@April 16, 2015 at 1:26 PM
=) Very nicely said. I totally agree with you. You are one of the nicer parents.

Anonymous said...

Those that come on here and criticize other teams are really just dissatisfied with their own situation and it makes them feel better about themselves to put others down. Psych 101.

Well said 1:26.

Anonymous said...

126 your facts aren't all correct but your sentiment is well placed

Anonymous said...

PDAs roster next year will be 28 players. That's what they are carrying this year for U13 pre-ecnl.

Anonymous said...

njx won last night, 1-0

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Anonymous said...

Correct, njx beat another town team last night... Save your blogs for a real win.

Anonymous said...

NJX v SDFC rage going to be good game.

Nova going to semis

Renegades too much for TSF

Galaxy cake walk

Who's going to final?

Galaxy v Rage going to be fun ;-)))))

Sdfc v nova going to be a great game as well

Anonymous said...

TSFs best players have already been training with Sdfc. Tsf going to be a lost team next year

Anonymous said...

Why does 6:35 state the score of a game he saw on the NJ Cup website, then at 8:23 bash his earlier post as bragging? Obsessed whacko alert! Hide your underage children, stalker on the loose.

Anonymous said...

PDA nova team to beat

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Anonymous said...

Predictions????

You have to go with galaxy but STA are a very good team. TSF are ok but no match for renegades. Princeton over SDFC- lol Nova over Barons. NJX already thru. I'm saying it first here, Renegades beat galaxy in semi. Sdfc over NJX. Nova over Barons. Nova over Sdfc. Renegades v Nova final.

Anonymous said...

Barons over Nova then Sdfc. Edge Galaxy in the finals. Cherry Hill wins if you keep track of "should haves".

Anonymous said...

I posted the Njx-PDA shore score, and that's it. Didn't post anything else. Some of you posters are nuts. This blog is a sport unto itself. Try to stay classy folks.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. You got the ppl who go on this blog and write their feelings and emotions. You got the ppl who just talk loads of crap. You got ppl who enjoying creating drama. Literally, childish. . It makes a lot of ppl, teams and coaches look bad when many of these ppl have no idea things are even being spoken about them as they only care about their daughter or their team. So childish. Most of the ppl look at this website have players who are on the bottom of their roster and need something or someone to talk about so it can boost their ego as they live thru their child. Be classy. Watch your daughter and shut up

Anonymous said...

Why does anyone ask for a score, or post a score, which is easily accessible at the appropriate web site. Because this blog has more losers than OTB.

Anonymous said...

Predictions are cool, player/team bashing is crazy. Those of you that feel the need have your own issues.

I am curious about tryouts, who is moving where, and how many are showing up.

Also PDA tourney, lots of top teams this age group there.

And--Earlier posts about Cedar Stars were weird. Cedar Stars is not even forming a girls team this age. Why self promote wrong age bracket?

Anonymous said...

Ok I guess the deleted post were a little to sensitive.

Anything can happen in state cup play. The pressure alone takes into effect. Galaxy and NJX have been through it and are the most experience squads I see a re-match in the horizon from last spring.

Any predictions for PDA tourney this weekend?

Anonymous said...

i predict wonderful sunshine, some good competitive soccer games, and a couple of laughs.

once that's over, i predict lots of chatter on the blog and a bunch of knuckle-draggers saying ridiculous things about 6th grade girls playing soccer.

maybe we can get a youth soccer ref blog started ...

Anonymous said...

MFA is starting a new pre-ECNL team.

Anonymous said...

Mfa? HAHAHAHA who cares

Anonymous said...

hahaha? MFA has NJX sol lined up as their Pre-Ecnl. Its obvious the board has haters, but that team is nothing to laugh at. sorry

And no, not from NJX, my daughter playes for one of their competitors.

WC is the curious question - is red storm the pre-ecnl? or maximus?

Anonymous said...

Not true. They are having an open tryout. Some girls are going over from the Sol.

Anonymous said...

U12 Maximus is leaving WC and going to Arsenal so they don't disrupt their team. I think there is fear there that the merge may leave some kids out of the encl team from Maximus and/or some of the Maximus players may not be in the top 11. The same applies to the WC players. I think it is a disservice to some of the kids from both programs because the combined talent would make for a very formidable ECNL team. So the transitioning Maximus team will not have access to NPL or ECNL in two years. i don't understand the point. Maybe someone knows more about this and can explain it.

Anonymous said...

@1231 All tryouts are open, however, most members of a team stay. And Sol has been pegged as the base.
Your player can tryout for PDA or WC or Alberston too. But yes they already have a roster

Anonymous said...

@1231, that is confusing. seriously. Yes the combined players would make for a strong team. So u12 is not going WC, I am shocked

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

I did hear that Maximus tryouts are different than WC that's 100% for sure...but haven't heard about the Arsenal news

Anonymous said...

Is it true about tsf players training with Sdfc? Tsf falling apart? Heard many are unhappy at IGFA too!

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Maximus U12 for sticking together as a team. Considering the team has a great core of players, that have a great place to train, they should have no problem attracting real hard working players who have talent (not just ECNL seeking talent).

It would be a disservice to both WC and Maximus top teams at this age group to break up teams for the sake of winning a couple of games in the short run. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

OVER/UNDER this Blog hits 900 over the weekend and Monday.

I'm calling the OVER. LOL

Anonymous said...

It is great for a team to want to stay together as a team but the bottom half of the team will keep the top players from further development. The time is coming near for the better players to seek out more intense competition. This goes for all the teams looking to move as a whole team. You do this to have the lower level players hide behind the better, more committed players.

Anonymous said...

great thing about this planet is everyone can have an opinion on what others should do. everyone is an expert, everyone knows best. do what you think is in your best interest for your, your kids, your family. And hopefully everyone gets what they want.

Everyone has an opinion on IGFA and TSF and SDFC and WC and Maximus. Its guessing, no real knowledge of the situation or what anyone has planned. I love the TSF top kids are training with SDFC - Note to SDFC parents who think thats the case, guess again. You might get our a few, but our top (real top) couple are not coming to you. SDFC has a nice program but nothing more special than ours.

We've played maximus a bunch the last two years. Solid core of kids , congrats to them for having some principals and not selling out to WC.

Anonymous said...

No one else find it interesting/funny that no one cares to join fc Maximus? Especially knowing how highly ranked they are.. Goes to show you ppl are not as stupid as they look. The fact that fc Maximus has 1- not been able to recruit any players to get the lower level players out and continue on strengthening the squad. 2- has to now join up with arsenal, who btw has a lot of pool of players but maybe MAYBE one or two kids even close to a high level. 3- pretty sad that the coach and manager decide to slow down the better players of the team by not joining up with world class. Seems like the coach only cares about winning soccer games rather than putting players where they should be. Same goes for the manager/coach. If they go to world class, both coach and manager will be replaced. So what do they do- everything they can to stop a players growth. Real classy Maximus. Real classy.

Hope your not getting too comfortable anyways :-) can't wait to see you play up with the big girls soon- you have only 2 months left to keep beating on your weak small sides teams and your parents stay happy. Wait until your challenged and beaten every other week.. Ill be the first to say I told you so. Your ride will come down soon..

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations PDA Shore, very well trained team. Unfortunate loss to NJX 1-0. Considering MFA? I would reconsider. Shore was the dominating team, better trained and coached.
PDA = development
MFA = $$$$$$$$$$$

Anonymous said...

But you still lost. Bottom line. Theses kids are 11.... Who cares!! It beautiful outside. Go enjoy!

Anonymous said...

All you Rage parents complaining about not being in the top bracket at pda kickoff.....couldn't get past Cherryhill.
A toe

Anonymous said...

April 17, 2015 at 5:42 PM

I know nothing of the Maximum World Class situations, but your posts is so ugly to read. You realize its called the beautiful sport, right? You have some real negativity flowing from you. You should go out and watch your kids play soccer, smile and have fun. You sound like the one who enjoyed telling the world TSF was getting its best players taken by SDFC. You realize the kids are the players in this, not you, not anyone else. Have a little class. Try to be positive. I know its hard to do, but try. You might enoy life just a bit more.

Anonymous said...

for everyone, when did it become a zero sum game? in your mind, for you and your daughter to be good, everyone else must be wrong or stink or be stepped upon. "TSF is falling part and the best are going elsewhere" "Rage lost to Cherry Hill so ha ha " "when you lose every other week, I'll be the first to say I told you so".

Why not try to make someone feel good rather than thrash someone.
just love the game, love ALL the kids, wish them ALL well, hope they ALL get great grades and enjoy their youth, that they are healthy and happy. And if all that is the case, AND they can also play great soccer, then we've done our job as parents.

be positive, say something nice instead of something negative. One nice thing at a time and soon you'll be talking nice, feeling good and that negativity will be gone.

I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful weekend of soccer. I could not be any more thrilled to sit and watch my kids play today. We lost but it was great soccer though a bit more great soccer from the other side than our side. We are hoping for more great weather tomorrow. Thank you PDA for a great tournament!

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