Go njx , you need a big tournament win
@12:23 what does that mean?
Big mouths talking about Pda not being fair, you can't say anything now, but you were wrong. Looks like Rage lost to so called Pda second or third team and cherry hill. No way a Pda fan, but they don't talk crap and dig holes like rage and njx.
They actually tied cherry hill, but that's not impressive. I agree about rage, don't see njx much anymore.
Maximus basically used to be Arsenal before they brought there players into Superdome under the maximus name. Now theyre basically going back to where they started from.
To April 18, 2015 at 5:04 PM,Well put. So many classless parents on the sidelines, and worse still the anonymous cowards on this blog. NJ teams represented well. The tournament was well run, we had great weather, and I'm sure most if not all girls enjoyed it, despite the pettiness of their parents.Galaxy won the top flight. in 2nd flight, for all the comments about Rage, and they lost a close one in the finals to Nova. Game could have went Either way. Looks like NJ teams beat all out of state teams in this group and only lost to each other in close games.3rd flight top 3 teams from NJ. Well done TSF.4th flight looks like PDA Shore lost in the finals (but had more points?)So get your head out of your phone on the sidelines, stop blogging from the sidelines on a beautiful Sunday, and stop being so bitter. Next thing you know your kid is in college and you'll have nothing to do with your life.
great tournament, the girls played on great fields and I thought that everyone was polite and respectful of each other. If that isn't an uncommonly great weekend in NJ Youth Soccer - I don't know what is!!!
Agree with 9:06 100%! I saw many games and did not encounter any parent issues. There were many close games and several finals were decided in PK's - great soccer, great weekend!!
And the blog didn't explode like predicted. I assume it would have if the Pda teams didn't do so well. I thought Galaxy would do well, didn't expect nova to take that bracket.
Wait, rage didn't run away in second bracket? Can the person who was so upset please explain what the heck happened? I love when people make a huge deal and then never come back and admit they over reacted...
This blog is very quiet today, I guess those bloggers that lost or either didn't perform well this past weekend are keeping their egos in check. PDA truly showed they are a power house at this age.
Why would you say PDA is the powerhouse at this age? I think all games were close.
Because if you take all 4 PDA teams and pull the top 20 girls, it will create the best pre-ECNL to ECNL team come U13 to U14. 7:16 you have no clue.
7:42 your comment is dumb and nobody cares about your u14 teams. I don't believe many of those girls are going to the ecnl team. the top players from all the other teams have just as good of a shot, if they want it. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th brackets were all close.7:16 in soccer when you win by 2 and 3 points that is not a close game in a top bracket. Give credit where credit is do, especially when no other team scores a point on you in 4 games. Maybe in mind you are thinking about American football? Yes, that would be a close game or in basketball too. Pda was so good until you came around. You will open yourself up like the other clubs have recently, and look at them now.
Are you trying to say that the starters on Galaxy now, won't be the starters for pre-ECNL/ECNL play?
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No, I'm saying the players from the 2, 3 and 4 teams don't. I'm sure Galaxy has a solid bunch of girls like most teams. Pretty sure there are 4 to 6 that won't be there, or will leave for more playing time at other clubs.
The "bloggers" are not the ones playing the game...let the girls enjoy their soccer, and develop in a way that suits their talent potential. This blog is interesting, in that clearly some people (not all) are living through their daughters, in a sad but entitled, & quite nasty way. All of the teams in each bracket (PDA tournament) were able to win or lose against each other. There were no breakaway teams, as evidenced by the scores. Some are more fundamentally sound than others and more established as a club. Others have more grit and overall tenacity, etc. That being said, it was great competition overall, and participants (parents and players) appeared to have that as the final takeaway in the end, thankfully. Going forward, let's remember that these girls are 11/12 years old. If we want them to respect the game and each other, then be a positive example to your children, and teach them that passion, not pettiness, paves the path. Interesting & unfortunate to see the team/coaching bashing here as well, as if all are created equal. If you pay top dollar for tuition, but are just as competitive as those teams who don't, then why brag? Obviously money doesn't equal being the best, but some on this blog think so (if they're paying top of scale). Bottom line...there's talent out there. Some of that talent can be found on great "powerhouse" teams. And some on "mediocre" teams, according to earlier blogs. All these teams in the top can be beat, or tie, or lose to one another on any given day. To think otherwise is foolish.
thanks, for nothing. Can we move on preacher.
Please when a team like Galaxy wins by a 2+ margin in every game and no goals allowed that's not a close game in top bracket. I Agree when they merge a few or more girls from other satellite teams like Nova, Shore, and Crew then they will be even dominate the ECNL clubs. ECNL squads MatchFit, World Class and those in PA will play 2nd fiddle the next 4/5 years.
Galaxy at U14 will start to loose girls to other Ecnl teams these girls will also get looks from the college coaches if that is what they are looking for. PDA has a great program but not the only one in town anymore. Get your daughter the touches and training that will payoff later.
Congratulations and thanks to PDA for a great tournament. But you do yourselves a disservice boasting and flaunting up here. You do not have to pound your chests and pound down others to be great. Be humble, thank others, congratulate others, and let your kids' performance do all the talking about their talent. "powerhouse" and "beat the best if you want be the best" ...I'm guessing its unneeded. We enjoy playing you. It shows us a great picture of soccer. Its unflattering to then come here and ready you talking about how great you are. Enjoy your success, be humble, congratulate other teams and love the game.Make teams love you guys, not hate you guys. Leave that hate stuff to others.
PDA obviously had a good weekend in this age group in every bracket but bracket 3. Good for them. It was a great tournament. Their teams are disciplined and have a distinct style of play that works very well for them. As it relates to the merging of the teams - we should look at what has happened at the older age groups to figure out how that will play out. Reality is, this age group will not be different. Girls will fall off the Galaxy. New girls will come and replace existing girls. It is the nature of the beast. The girls that are at PDA have the benefit of being familiar with their training and style of play. The girls at the Galaxy have the advantage of holding the seat. BUT, there will be changes or they will end up like some of the older teams at PDA and will struggle to be as competitive as they are now if they don't take the talent when it shows up. And there is other talent out there. Some of it is less refined than what you see at PDA. And no disrespect to the PDA girls, but they are not the best athletes out there across the board. They are good athletes but I saw some girls this weekend that could run circles around them athletically. Obviously, you need a combination of skills and athleticism, but as they say, you can't teach speed.... (And no, my daughter is not one of the girls that I am referring to.) Merging teams and taking the top talent is hard but not making changes and assuming you got it 100% right at 10 years old is a mistake from a club perspective.
Just remember, when you are good, you tell people, but when you are great, people will tell you
I am not a PDA parent but my daughter's team has played Galaxy and I had the pleasure of watching them play this weekend against some very good teams. They are without a doubt the strongest team in this area. they play the game the way it should be played, with unselfish passing and a very team oriented system. The games i watched, they controlled possession and owned the ball. I don't think anyone can deny this. What will happen in the next few years is unknown. Girls are developing at a different rate at this age. Some have reached their full height and other haven't begun to grow. I am sure there are many girls that haven't come close to their potential and these are the formative years. So yes, PDA will ultimately do what they need to do to improve their team. All high level programs will do this. That is the business side of this sport. But we are blessed to have so much talent and amazing clubs in NJ, Pa and NY that it all will create options. Congrats to PDA on their success this past weekend and to hosting a great tournament.
April 21, 2015 at 2:13 PM "I am not a PDA parent"yeah, right. PDA, just stop already. 3,4 posts, each 15 sentences extolling the righteous virtues of PDA over and over. Oh, but you said you weren't a PDA parent. You maybe recognized the negative light you bring to yourselves saying crap like "you want to be the beast, you have to beat us." And instead its more digestable to tout yourselves under the guise of not being a pda parent.PSYCHO!!!!
@9:21amI know it is hard for haters like you to accept the fact that others observe and appreciate beautiful soccer. I am 100% not a PDA parent. PDA is an hour and half from where I live and there are other ECNL programs in my area. So it is hard to believe that a non-PDA parent can appreciate the level of play at U12 these girls play.
Give Credit where credit is due, PDA is the top club in the country and if your daughter has that true quality player it's the place to be. All those other pop up academies or competing NPL/ECNL clubs will always be looked at as a 2nd options for schools later down the. The name alone carries so much weight. Glad to be part of a great organization.
921 settle down and go make yourself a drink, your day will get better.
10:00 Top club in the country? No caveats? No qualifiers? Might be a bit much.Even a simple, "for girls teams" might have made that go down a little easier.PDA is a great club, but easy on the Kool-Aid.
10:00am. PDA is not the best club in the country, clubs in California would demolish teams in NJ. They play outside year round, have superb facilities and a lot more competition than here in NJ.PDA is the best girls club in the State, of that there is little question but easy on the Kool-Aid.Any other thoughts on what girls club in NJ are doing a good job across the board? Might be more of a useful discussion given it's tryout season.
According to Soccer America, PDA is the top girls club in America.
1110 - Pda has been ranked the number one girls club in the country the past few years. This is a fact, you can go do some research. And they don't get demolished by teams in California. Do your homework and look at the results. To be ranked number one like Pda - you have to have the best teams across the board and actually win the natl events. You are probably the same person talking Sat week about how Pda should have put rage in the top bracket and then never heard back from you?
In the south, rage and nj rush will be strong. Pda south is also great option. The north has a bunch of mixed options, nothing great. Sdfc may be the best option currently. Mf and wc are hurting at this age group and will struggle for a few years.
NJ Rush is considered Central to me and will probably stay competing vs. the North teams in NJ. By order in the south PDA south, Rage, and SJEB will be the only teams for girls go too flock too to stay at a competitive level. The north teams will overall be stronger for the state. Yes PDA is ranked the best in the country as they are competing at every age level.
11:10 is writing about something they don't understand. Say what you want about PDA they have been the most dominant girls club in the country for a long time. Their teams have beat all comers including all the great ones from CA. The U18 team from last year won the ECNL 2X and in the last year never gave up a goal in the playoffs. Look at how many kids they have on the national teams from the USWNT down to U14.
In the North i wholeheartedly disagree with SDFC being the best option as a girls club. Their focus and TSFs is on the boys side. Besides the current age groups both clubs have weak older girls teams. If we look at got soccer (which we all agree isn't a totally fair yard stick but is generally accurate) you can see below the better teams in North NJ in terms of rankings within the State. Interesting reading for those who are seeking a Club who is based on long term development rather than the here and now.TSF12s-12th13s-7th14s-16th15s-32nd16s-16th17s-23rd18s-15thSDFC12s-4th13s-20th14s-NO TEAM15s-8th16s-75th17s-14th18s-NO TEAMSTA12s-7th13s-1st14s-4th15s-9th16s-3rd17s-NO TEAM18s-4thCopa12s-21st13s-16th14s-12th15s-1st16s-4th17s-16th18s-14thNJ Crush12s-14th13s-8th14s-8th15s-5th16s-10th17s-20th18s-9thNJ Stallions12s-18th13s-NO TEAM14s-5th15s-18th16s-6th17s-1st18s-30th
The SDFC team in this age group is definitely a great option for girls up north. Very good coach who steers his team to a distinct style of play. Maybe the club has some gaps in different age groups, but I would focus on the coach in your age group and his stability. The coach at this age is very good and he has been with the team since U-8 I think.
Agree, the other clubs mentioned are not good options. Clubs like crush chase points for recruitment. Sdrc has a great u11 team as well. There are some solid players on Maximus and a few on tsf. If some of them moved to sdfc, would help build a really nice option for the north. Crush, igfa, sta all will be very low ranked in this age group. WCFC needs a ton of help, and don't see it coming anytime soon. PDA is still best option by far, but you would have to be the top player on any given team to have any chance. MF is horrible at this age and the organization is too...
11:42 I see that rating from 2013 - is there anything more recent?
Stallions are a joke as well. Doc is an ego maniac and will never build a solid organization. I really wish some of these clubs could, but they will always lose their top girls to the ecnl clubs. Wcfc will be okay, just because they have ecnl and people will understand how important it has become. Not a huge fan of it, but it will help the top clubs be the strongest at 13 and above. Reality sucks sometimes.
At this age group it goes like thisPda north , 1Pda south , 2 - I didn't think they would be strong so soon - I actually hope they do well.Rage , 3 - this is an awesome team and with a little more depth and a real coach , this team has potentialSjeb , 4 - if they lose top player to pa ecnl club , they are done. She needs to move on at some point.Sdfc , 5 - hope they do well too. Girls from the so called north should go there - I do like their style and coach seems good.Maximus , 6 - hard core coach and some solid players - not sure they have the depth to stay strong.Njx, cherry hill, Rush, just all average.Crush, stallions, copa, tsf, sta - girls should move on if you want more.
Sorry Pda , your second or third team crew is top 5 as well. Probably behind rage , they did get beat by them . But I'm sure they will get more depth soon and seem to be doing well. It's nice when a club has several teams doing well in one age group. I wish mf and wcfc would do the same , those clubs need help. They can't even get one team to be strong. If rage and rush really merge , could be a power house at this age. Again , I would love to see them do well too , it's good for all of us.
7:19 -RAGE's coach has made them 'awesome' as it is. What is 'real' that you are looking for that you have already discounted from him?
Stallions doc will be here soon to talk about his one team that all got 120 percent scholarships as freshman. I think half of them went Ivy League and they got 120 percent, only ones in history to get them.
Cherry Hill beat SJEB 2-0!
Word is Sjeb lost to cherry hill in nj cup 2-0 ...Sjeb has fallen off big time what are the odds that team breaks up
Question to all you analysts of 11 year old soccer.... Do you put as much time into evaluating your kids grades and school teachers as you do the rival coaches at u12?You all need to relax. You have six to tenn years left. You are going to ulcer yourselves
CH parents, how many guest players do you have for State cup?
Oh boy, here come the excuses. Zero guest players. Your accusations make no sense. What superstar players aren't a rostered and can guest play? Ridiculous. Have some "faith" that SJEB will rebound from this loss.
If a club is successful across all age groups then that is a safe place to put your child for their developmentSDFC are a good team at the age group but what happens when that coach leaves? They haven't got a history of having good teams throughout the girls ages. Likewise with Maximus, a good team but zero history as a club and no other competitive girls teams. Gathering by that list the only club that is solid throughout is STA. Take from it what you will but they're a good team with a good coach.
This sounds like a definite PDA parent.. Probably the one who started this stupid blog because all they know how t do is smack talk and have nothing better to do with their time.
not a sjeb parent or CH, but my God, beating a team by 2 goals is not destroying them. I bet PDA Galaxy will lose by that many as well, and they actually did last season, didn't they?
1155 what is your point? Nobody said anything about destroying a team by 2 0. Have another drink lady.
CH is a town team with all around good talent you should all respect how they have stuck together and stayed competitive without the academy signature behind them. Plus CH is a prestigious town down south. Again parents need to admire what they have done and stop knocking them down.
It's not the girls from CH. I believe it's the parents that are rude and obnoxious.
I really don't get the mind set of some ppl. Reading some of the post above and to be honest its just pathetic. This isn't my first rodeo as I have been thru this with my oldest so I have a good idea where and what I need to do in order to see the proper growth down the road but you can easily spot the parents who are just now experiencing this new world of soccer and the hype of their 10, 11, 12 year old daughter. Many of you need to really take a deep breathe and think about the stuff you post on these sites. To me, the same parents who come on here bashing clubs, other coaches, talking about ECNL, what team to go to, what team to stay away from.. (Etc) are the same parents who are clueless with the youth soccer landscape a d only judge based on what they have seen NOW. I just read a few post that players from sta, stallions and crush should look elsewhere. Very comical. The crush coach who us also the owner, has got many on ayers into top level colleges. The sta organization has done very well and this team is very good. The stallions have their own track record with success with older teams and past players, like it or not. For the parents who come on here religiously, don't feed into the crap. The same parents that write in these blogs with such hatred, are the same parents who watch their daughter player on the junior varsity team as a junior and senior. These are the parents who need this type of attention now, bc they truly know once high school hits, their comments and thoughts about who what why and where will no longer be useful bc players come and go. For the parents who keep taking about ECNL at the age of 12 years old, so comical. These clubs want the next best thing. Most of these coaches part of these clubs are lower end coaches whose salary comes to 7-9 thousand a team (I know as my brother in law coders for an ECNL team) Why and how is that possible? Bc very little training is needed once you have 100 kids tryout for a team and the 20 that you select are already developed by another coach somewhere else. All these coaches do is put a few cones down for a brief practice, then they scrimmage. If you go to these type of teams now, the likes of you being there when it matters is very slim. Get the training. Get the knowledge of the game. Get development because very soon you are going to see a drastic change and you are going to hate that fact that you as a parent lived for the NOW. And a little advice, many coaches throughout these clubs may still be players themselves. Something that helped me out as a parent was when I watched my daughters coach play a game. My eyes were blown away. He clearly knows how to play and what to do. I know not all great players make great coaches but if you only seen some of these ECNL practices, you as a parent can construct a better practice. Some of these coaches can't even kick a ball lol Please look for the future. You want your daughter to play this game forever. You want them to show up at a park and be skillful enough to play a game of pick up with men. How long will you keep your kick and run medals up above the fire place? How many if your daughters actually know any players besides messi and ronaldo? Watch the game. Enjoy the game. Bottom line- some of you are so sad on this blog with the things you write. But I know your type as I've seen it many times.. Take a long look in the mirror and just think about what's more important..
Cherry hill doesn't have talent. They have potential, huge difference. Cherry hill plays direct. Under any pressure, balls are flying high sky. Same with tsf- same with PDA nova- same with PDA crew- same with njx- same with rush- same with igfa- same with rage- same with Maximus.. The only teams that play any style to this game with possession and creativity are Sdfc, PDA galaxy, SJ barons, stallions, sta, freehold (believe it or not). I can understand if we these coaches had their job on the line and if they lose they get fired, seeing the ball being launched in the air makes a little sense "when in doubt, kick it out" . But these coaches won't get fired, maybe players will leave bc the team is losing but that doesn't effect their pay scale.. So why kick and run? The amount of talent with rage, tsf, Maximus.. But bc their coaches care about puffing their chest on whose is number one, 85% of these girls now who play on "ranked" teams, won't ever step a field in a competitive level come 17 years old. Players from Sdfc, SJ barons, galaxy, stallions, sta are going to not only cope with your kick and run style as they work on their control from the air. So many teams that I listed above Wien on set pieces like throw ins, that's because teams are not good enough to keep the ball in bounds. Cherry hill parent. You have loads of potenial, but enjoy your boosting now bc in a few years you will be playing at a very average league where the ball will be in the air 90% of the game and loads of athletism is on the field running back and forth with very little soccer is played. I'm 47 years old- I can boot a ball forward, you pay 2400 and waste your weekends to watch that? Haha
@11:15 That is the most rediculous comment ever. You should be ashamed of yourself, and I'm sure your daughter would be embarrassed at your level of immaturity (haha?). Pathetic parent.
11:15 OMG. Just when I thought you couldn't sink lower, this place hit another bottom
If you don't like it, leave lady.
Well if anyone notices it's amazing we have this many good teams in NJ. What every happens hopefully 1 or possibly 2 will come out of this abundance of talented teams and play in the National spotlight one day. Your daughters should keep a good memory and so later in life you can remind her remember playing with or against her those specific players that pull up in the spotlight.
Question for some parents out there....was looking for some advice.My daughter is younger than a U12. Very skilled player, I live 15 mins from TSF and close to an hr from PDA. Travel is a concern with all this of course.I heard PDA is a better program, but it pretty far. What team should I try her out for?
If your up that way you already know who the best program in the country is. So I refer back to your U11 blog and ask where everyone is going first.
sorry, April 23, 2015 at 2:12 PM , but thats not what i hope. i hope my daughter loves her teammates, and they love her back, whomever they are. and i hope later in life she remembers all the kids on the team that worked hard together and had a ton of fun together. the mere rememberance of some kid she might have had ODP with or went against in the finals who went on to the National team is neat. More neat will be tracking the success of the doctors, teachers, artists and lawyers that come out of this all. People, its just soccer however amazing it might be. and mr 11:15, thats a nasty error-filled ego-maniacal post. This sport is not for that mindset. sorry.
2:36My daughter was at TSF for a few yrs. They do very little to develop a player's skill. They're all about winning at all costs. They enter loads of tournaments to get their rankings higher. I recommend NJ Stallions or SDFC. These clubs are more concerned about player development. PDA is also good but they're too far away.
11:15 - Really Low. You should be ashamed of yourself. Someone to even make a comment like that, I feel bad for their child. And sad but true, apple doesn't fall far. It's going to come back and bite you.
2:26try not just to go to tryouts but also to practice sessions. this will allow your daughter to see the morale and socialization of the team. it's the most important think for your daughter to succeed ion the teammany clubs also offer small group classes, this will allow you to see the development methodology.there are many clubs in north jersey:- match fit- maximus (ex maximus)- crush- world class- stallions- sdfc- IGF- PDAif you're close to new york state, 2 great clubs:- clarkstown- world classand even great smaller clubs that have amazing teams:- americans- arsenalim probably missing a whole lot, dpending on your location! remember that many teams will take on players mid season if your kid is great. just do your research. in general clubs that have more than one team in age group tend to develop their players, and clubs that have one team must rely on poaching a bit more.
I love how much attention my post (11:15) has received How am I the bad person here? Parents pay loads of money to clubs who play kick and run soccer week in and week out. I watch my daughters team and I see what they are working on during practice and actually see her team to start adding different things to their game. We've been playing vs the same teams for 2 years now so we clearly have an idea what the other teams about. Pretty sad how the only thing that seems to be developing throughout many of these clubs is speed and height. Honestly ask yourself is 2,400-3,000 worth watching your daughter panic everytime every time a defender is next to them. Is $250 a month really worth watching a few kids run back and forth chasing a ball being booted up in the air over and over again? Yea, I'm the bad person here. So many parents on this blog just simply live through their daughters weekend of soccer. Many have never even watched a practice during the week but show up on Saturday and Sunday applauding a kick up the field claiming it a "great ball". Many of you parents want your daughters team to win so you can go out to your girl nights and brag about Jessica's team won. Jessica's team won. You brag about your got soccer rankings.I didn't say cherry hill doesn't have any players worth playing.. I simply stated that teams like cherry hill, tsf, PDA nova, PDA crew, IGFA, etc all play kick ball 90% of the time they step on the field. These coaches are so afraid of losing their "better players" so they can careless about player development. My question is why.. No coach in youth soccer would ever get fired for losing matches. Maybe the players who are the top 2-4 will leave, but again that doesn't affect their pay. So why not just develop some players. Many teams around the state have so much potential, but why so you think only a select few actually make D 1 college programs or US national team programs.. Those are the ones who been around coaches who careless about winning and have the ability and knowledge to coach player development- they also have been able to teach parents as well to stop drinking the kool-aid. Stop listening to the "town gossip" about whose winning what at u12. Feel free to bash me again but I am right and know I have my daughter in a program where I can careless about a tournament win or a kick and run weekend. Been there done that.. Good luck to all you parents living for the now. Your ride will end soon if you don't take a hard look at your daughters coach and see where he or she really is doing..
2:36 – I disagree with your assessment of TSF as a long time parent I do think there is a focus on the development and frankly if you would poll the parents entering the team in too many tournaments is not an issue, perhaps the opposite might be closer to the truth.Obviously, TSF does not attract the same caliber of girls as some to the other team do, but in my view it the soccer level is reasonable, at least for my daughter. One feature is that a substantial number of the team’s members are multi-sport athletes and they often miss practice to participate on other teams. This is tolerated, and is great if you want to balance soccer, basketball, track and LAX, but probably not ideal if you want to build the best possible soccer team.
Yea great job tsf.. You already had one coach who got shown the door because he wasent good enough. Your current coach is close to being sacked "rumor has it". He loss the state cup for his u11 team by not assigning refs, he lost you guys in state cup in fall for not having cardsand this past state cup you got lucky a team didn't call forfiet for showing up 90 mins late w refs. Tsf is the worst organization for girls. Other teams have multi sport players but they end up becoming full time soccer players bc they are so intrigued and tuned in with that is going on with their current teams practice. Tsf continues to have many players playing other sports bc no one is convinced with the program to go 100%. For the parent who is looking for other programs, look for PDA, Matchfit or sdfc
TSF parent - your coaches loudly yelling "attack and take them out" to your players as they play an opposing team (aka our players) says much about their position on development and winning.
TSF is really expensive so if your daughter is not 100% committed to soccer why stay there? You must have money to burn. And I do think their all about winning and rankings, Coaches are under pressure to win so they tell Players its better to foul the opposing team rather than let them score.
@11:19 I am sorry if your daughter did not get a lot of playing time or had a bad experience when she was playing at TSF, but I am sure you have corrected that and she now the starting center-mid fielder for Galaxy, way to go dad. TSF has its issues, but read these boards so do most teams (or at least a few people who are very dissatisfied), I do think TSF is a reasonable option for people in the North Jersey area and my sense is that they are more flexible than most if that is a consideration for folks.You said coach who got shown the door because he wasn’t good enough, I am sorry I can not imagine who that would be Again this is just my opinion you obviously have another one.
If you call paying over $3500 for a mediocre soccer club that poses as an academy, I'm sure you're satisfied. Their about winning rankings money
My girl plays for another team mentioned here (not TSF) but I can tell you that when we were looking, the costs were comparable and not out of line. TSF was quoted all in, another club quoted for fall and spring but winter and tournaments were extra. in the end, the differential was $100 give or take, not something that is make or break. I would venture that most clubs are in line for the year.
Red head got shown the doorFor the parent looking at tsf- they pay 3,200. What a joke for a mediocre club.
how much do you pay?
clearly someone here has an ax to grind with tsf. coaches do not and have never yelled these things out. first the poster says cost is "over $3500", then it's $3200 (neither is correct btw). so keep spouting off. you also might want to check your writing ("can careless" - what the hell does that even mean?)
Don't forget the costly new uniform you have to buy every year.
TSF fees were about 2800 last year; yes maybe that is a few hundred more than other clubs, it was included.There are scholarships for kids, but for sure not what the true academies can offer TSF is a business (as some other clubs are), it has owners that stand to make a profit if their business is successful, if they are not their business will fail like any other, there is nothing wrong with that. I do have general faith in the market to improve a product whether it be soccer or anything else.
Good up and coming program for U8 - U11 girls, really nothing yet for U12 and above.....Cedar Stars Academy
1220 new uniforms are not yearly. I don't know of any club in which they are, from town all the way to ecnl. what is wrong with you, really?
When you say "about 2800"" - its actually 3,000 bc we played with kids from their an they told us their tuition. 3,000????!!!!!! Crush, Sdfc, stallions, arsenal, Americans, Sta- pay no more than 2,400 (I did my research) and most of those clubs to just as much as tsf.. Your getting ripped off. Your club is a sinking ship
except your research is incorrect.
I was there and I know other people there so I do know about a lot of stuff that there on there. Parents do have to buy over priced new uniforms every year.
you "know a lot of stuff", ok. where does your kid play now?
NJ stallions 1900SDFC 1800 and you don't have to buy new uniforms every year
1. new uniforms are not every year2. there is no way in hell that sdfc is 1800 all in, for fall, winter, spring and tournaments.
sta $500crush $450pda free
i doubt most parents on here are knowledgeable enough to know the diffe3rence between trying to play forward or kick and run. its subtle. and all kids under pressure will get anxious. this is the value of winter indoor training, small space training, 8v8, 5v5, 3v3. this is what europe screams for through u15 and yet US socce3r looking for more revenues goes 11v11 at U11. Those committed to small play down the road will handle the pressure better and more able to connect the dots at game pace. my guess is that if you took every quality coach out there of the top teams and said he has zero limit to the number of players, low or high, no concern for revenues , the coach would try to stay as small as possible, on small sided as much as possible, in tight spaces for as long as the program would allow. No coach wants 20 kids, you can never get enough minutes for the bottom 5,6. And the US football 11v11 field is just too big for the u11 kid. maybe u12 and u13 it gets about the right size.as for the tsf bashing, way out of line and not necessary. you moved on, enjoy what you have. you've made your point, be considerate. they might not be the best program, but every program has its flaws.
@ 12:35 if the 400 dollars difference is going to be a financial hardship for you do not under any circumstances have your daughter try out for TSF, for others (especially in North Jersey), it is a reasonable option. You seem to be quite certain that the team is sinking, come back to me in a year's time and let me know if has sunk, I am certain you will be wrong. But, what I do not understand why you have such vitriol for the club, clearly something happened, I wonder what?
TSF at U-11 is a dirty team. As soon as they get beat, they grab and try to kick players legs out.
@117 your team must have not fared well at pda tournament considering both tsf 11 and 12 won their brackets. refs will call a dirty team, that won't fly and you know it. go cry somewhere else and take your lies and misinformation with you.
My daughter was there at u-11. She came home after her practice and told me she learned about professional fouls. I never heard of them so she explained that's what you do so the other team can't score. Nice job TSF. Teaching 11 yr. olds how to play dirty.
Why all the talk about tsf? The club is a nothing girls club. I will be the first to admit they have a strong competitive team at this age howrver the sinking ship WILL eventually start its way to the bottom floor in no time. I'm not saying this to stir up anything but the facts don't lie. They have no good teams from the ages of u13-u18. They don't a good job getting young girls part of their training groups and forming teams with u8s - u12s but parents eventually wake up and realize there is nothing special about paying 2,800 for something average which is why all the talent ends up leaving. Honestly go watch all their older teams, whenever they play any good competition they basically sit on top of their own 18 and pray for a counter attack or a tie. Somebody said it once already but this is a boys program- yes they don't well creating teams for the girls side but where is the end product? No decent player stays with tsf- they stay at the young ages as its still "Stacey gets to play with her friends" and " its right around the corner" .. That will soon go away. Again, not trying to bash tsf but just look at older age groups to see whether or not its worth bring part of a club. Tsf obviously has teams (every club does) but those teams are very average to say the least.
149 and where do they go?
Any where that there is an actual track recordTsf have no track record what so ever with the older teams. Their alliance/partnership with the Valkries is nothing worth watching. Tsf have nothing to stand for with the girls program. I'm sorry.. It is what it is.
1:17 tsf's U12s play the same way.
Give it a rest. Yes tsf will still have a team come later down the road the level of that team will not be where you are not within the state. Bottom line, good level team now, nothing will show for it come 13 14 yrs old as it will soon dissolve when better players leave and you get another change of coach even though you already have a style of kick and run so it will be hard to stop no matter what coach steps in
So again, where do they go, the talented ones that are leaving ?
Why all this talk about TSF, who do they play next in EDP or State. Makes me wonder if people try to stir the pot before big games.
You really don't know STUFF. You lost credibility with the cost. its 3500. No 3200. No not that either. Aside from WC I wouldn't say any of these teams are great. Sdfc doesn't even have a u14 currently.
TSF 12's are extremely nasty.. Sad they are taught to foul like that at 11/12 years old. Hate when my daughter has to play them. You need a suit of armor.
not tsf parent, but a top team or thereabouts. we have great girls and our coach absolutely teaches about professional fouls. professional foul is not dirty play but part of soccer. you get stuck 1v1 with some speedster who makes a move and gets a round you, you do a quick grab of the jersey, you step into the body, nothing to hurt someone, but to disrupt the play hopefyully not getting a foul and if so thats a professional foul. smashing knees , grabbing jerseys at every corner wrecklessly, elbows at someone's face. thats nasty play and not professional, thats unprofessional. professional fouls are important and part of the gqame. if you never played, you wouldnt know. but distinguish between the two. our kids are as sweet and great kids as they come and they are taught the difference.
I assume somebody was cut from tsf and there is a parent that can't let it go already. Move on.
6.05that is ridiculous. Your encouraging dirty play whether the fouls are professional or not, Little girls should not be taught that. They should be taught a love of the game and good sportsmanship.Why do you think teams hate to play TSF? And TSF doesn't cut anybody. They are sent to the "development" squad.
@605 sounds like you feel its ok for your daughter to knock a player down because they are better than her. Thats like saying Ali should have just tripped Frazier to win, because it was obvious that Ali was just not as good as he was. It is action like that which lead to career ending injuries, so I guess thats how you feel its best to win. Let a 11-12 yo player be taught how to play first, then they can learn proper tactics of the game, not just the dirty ones.
I'm 6:05. you dont know the game. Sorry, you really dont. Stick to what you know and let professional coaches coach your kids. Its not different than in basketball where you have to grab a little, shove bit, and give up fouls. If you teach a kid when its right to foul or not foul in basketball are you teaching dirty play? Thats the issue, you think fouls in soccer are dirty play. They are not all dirty play. There are dirty fouls and professional fouls and i'm sorry if you dont think there is a difference, but if a kid at u12 can understand that difference and knows when a subtle tug of the jersey will slow up a speedster without a foul or a card, then thats awesome. And if your coach isnt showing that, if they arent watching the game on TV or learning all these extra little things, then others will be ahead of you because there are squads out there hammering home technicals and working on tactical and physical stuff. To each is one's own. I wish your squad the best, but if you avoid that tactical stuff in total at U12, you're going to be behind the curve at U14. You'll have a kid who is an amazing juggler who has no idea when and how much contact to give when you're 1 foot outside thebox, versus inside the 18.
What's your club's name? you'll never get my business. I've played and watched soccer my whole life and teaching professional fouls to young children is very unethical.
6.05I guess you believe that it's not cheating if you don't get caught, What a wonderful thing to teach impressionable children.
1039 at what age should "professional fouling" be taught? If ever? What about heading should that be band until a certain age also? If so when should it be allowed, to me that seems more of a danger than an occasional foul?
@605 and 929. Funny how you lightened your tone. In 605 you discussed how a better player seems to get around the players on your team so your team chooses to foul with body checks instead of out playing them . In @929 you then stated That a slight tug of the jersey should be used to stop that player who is better than yours. Sounds like you are backing off your own comments. No one is saying the game isn't physical. However, we seem to be saying that skill counts. You seem to be thinking that only tactics count. Come 2-3 years you will see the skilled players remain on top. I do hope your coach/trainer teaches your players something worthwhile. Bc physical soccer alone will not get a female player far. Ooh and thank you for letting us know you are so much smarter than the rest of us. I'd love to know what sports you played. Foos ball maybe? Air hockey? Just curious Bc you seem awfully full of yourself
You people need to back off. 605 merely explained what it was. It exists. It's part if the game whether you like it or not. Surely we can all agree that is not the first option any player should choose to use. But it exists. And you would be naive to think otherwise.
A coach should be a role model to kids and when he tells them it's ok to bend the rules, kids believe it, It's not a lesson I want my 11 yr old to learn.
No one is arguing that. You seem to be missing the point here. However the original poster decided to attack a team and posted several inaccurate statements as his basis and is clearly on a bitter rant. . I could go back and dissect them for you but it's a nice day out and I'm sure we all have better things to do. At least I do. But you go ahead and post after me if you want the last word and it makes you feel better.
Please explain the point. Why is it necessary for a u12 or younger team to win by using professional fouls. Is winning that important?Or should they learn to play with integrity?
@1125. What makes me feel better is knowing that my daughter can play soccer without getting knocked down Bc another player hasn't been taught the skills. If contact happens. It happens. But there's a reason they aren't allowed to slide tackle at this age. It's dangerous. There are teams out there that only play this way. And it's just a few teams. It's not the norm. So explain to me what the point is. Learning the game is one thing. Learning dirty tactics is what it is.
when do tryouts usually wrap up for most teams or better stated, when do most teams give out the invites? in June, late may?
Not 605, but i agree at u14 and above, the kids need to understand the physical and sometimes abusive nature of this sport, whether they like it or not fouling is part of the game. If it weren't , the first foul and they'd send you to the showers. My older daughter plays u14 and it can be down right chippy. And technical wins there as well, but you do need to know how and when to foul. There are directs, indirects, yellows, aggregation of fouls for a yellow, straight reds and 2nd yellow->red; What distinguishes a direct from an indirect? a direct from a yellow and a yellow from a red?Its part of the game whether you like or not. We might argue it shouldn't be. But it is.
@601. You said though. At u14 and up. This is u12 blog
When the TSF Goalie yelled "take her down" that's a problem.
The problem is the system. So long as you have professional coaches at the U8 levels and up, they will teach kids to be competitive and play to win.The other problem is there are certain coaches that cannot offer the level of technical training that have to compensate by having their team play more physically. Clutching and grabbing will be a part of the game, so in my mind, it's as good as tactic as dump and chase. Youth teams can win using either tactic, but eventually they fade away. And it's sad how many parents can be sold that either tactic is helping their kids develop.Those that play physically to compensate for poor technical skills are rather obvious and do not last long. But, a technically skilled player that is aggressive and pushy will get more attention.It's also not uncommon to have a parent that played the game at a high level or siblings that play at a high level, such that the player comes out and plays physically, but in a clean way. It may be what they are used to seeing. It's an especially daunting lesson for kids that play up.But, so long as it is not a safety concern, it's ok by me.
Until your daughter gets hurt.
Obviously TSF younger ones are being taught the same way. I saw the U9 team at indoor state cup. Pushing grabbing, one girl brought to the side by ref for a talk. Good team, but way too many elbows, pushing, etc.
'Until your daughter gets hurt'That has absolutely nothing to do with the context of the discussion here.A technical player can blow out a knee on a change of direction play. If a team is playing physical, play possession around them, make them chase, tire them out, then move the ball down the field. Don't give them an opportunity to play physically.If a team plays dump and chase, sure, you can mark their speedy forwards/wingers, but allow them to have possession and get to the half line. That takes away their long ball ability, then pressure and counter attack.
@1918. Calm down. I'm not 947 but my daughter is currently out with an injury. Because her team dominated a team and the opposing coaches only form of attack left was dirty play. So they marked my daughter by holding her, yes holding her, until she went down twice. By the way they still didn't win, but my daughter is out for the month at least. Proper marking, proper defensive tactics are one thing. But to reach a u 12 player how to tackle just below the card is just wrong. Those tactics are for when they are grown. The better u12 teams don't use such tactics yet, it's only a few. And we all know which teams they are.
Little girls are not going to have a huge understanding of the game. They have a lot to learn. Why would any coach want to start teaching them about professional fouls right away? I doubt they would really grasp the concept and it results in ugly play. Coaches, teach the game how it should be taught. Winning at young ages shouldn't matter.
5:56, most teams issue invites up to 4 times.1. Before tryouts2. Immediately after Tryout 13. Immediately after Tryout 24. Any other time it suits them.
When does GS update from the PDA tournament? Or since they did not use GS there are no points awarded.
1:39pm. Correct. I do not believe that non Got Doccer events get placed onto Got Soccer. I think PDA went away from Got Soccer as they take a small fee for every team who registers which could be going in PDAs pockets. Could be wrong though!
@@952 both my daughter and niece are on tsf teams and are not being taught this. You mention the u9 team, so 8 and 9 year olds, who need to be taught properly. The team at this age is a combination of girls playing for other teams and attending tsf for supplemental play. So if in fact they are being taught those tactics , who can say where it's coming from. They are obviously young and can easily get carried away. As for the othe poster who claimed a goalie yelled take her down. Really ? Keep on with your lies. It's pretty obvious what your issue is and that you post right after yourself to agree with your own post. Loser move , but you've already proven that. What other lies are you going to come up with? That the girls have spikes on their cleats and carry switchblades ?
Yes we know. You've mentioned your kid didnt have a positive experience but you also misrepresented several points which is unfortunate. Putting that aside which are the caring non profit teams which you mention ?? Where does yours play now ?
Your current post also contains a "misrepresentation ". However if you want to take it further , this isn't a town rec team. Playing time isn't guaranteed. Maybe it wasn't a good fit for your kid. Move on and let it go.
Don't act like you care when you don't. Loser move.
Listen sad man, I don't know you , you don't know me. All i can see is You're a liar with a grudge you work at like a dog gnawing a bone. Keep going with it if it brings you a measure of satisfaction.
@556 If you do not receive an invite three days after tryouts or so, they may be waiting for others to accept or reject. usually the team will give you a time frame they expect to send invites, its ok to ask
Njx/matchfit advances to semis over sdfc.
man, if thats true about SDFC, they deserve it. Sorry, they do. I'm not talking their kids, as I'd imagine they are good kids. But their parents are egomaniacs. They had great success kicking and running around with 1,2 big fast kids last year. and they just filled our ears all year with their self-promotion, touting that the TSF girls were scurrying to their team. Well, maybe some of those mysterious TSF girls ought to re-think that. SDFC is on its way down. They are. They got punished all winter and looked weak at best, and now they lose to a very nice but not top top team. They should just shut their traps and enjoy the ebb and flow that all teams will encounter. But they didnt and now have to deal with that loss. Enjoy the humble pie.
Ok my daughter plays for NJX, and I want to stop this vile troll straight away. Not sure what your problem is with SDFC but we have played them once in the fall and again tonight and they never once "kicked it and ran around". Both teams and both sets of parents were great tonight SDFC played some great soccer but our girls were tough and got the goal to win it. Congratulations to both teams, coaches and parents for a great game.It is very easy to hide behind an anonymous post, tell the world who you are you disgusting person. This is 11 year old girls soccer get a life.
8:44, what was the point of posting that comment, did it make your sad little life better. Truly sad.
Because two of the SDFC girls had a foot injury and a concussion respectively. SDFC was unlucky.
So now we blame it on injuries. Please stop!
Tsf your NEXT!!
Great game between two good teams, could have gone either way. NJX scored on a free kick. Good luck on your next round... 844^^^ I'm sure we will see your daughter and other tsf girls at SDFC tryouts!!
The tsf troll..........
Why does everyone have to be so negative. Rather than knocking other players and other teams, calling for the demise of south jersey barons or whichever team is "going down hill now" and claiming girls are going here or there to tryouts, I would recommend that you should look at what you have. Does your team have a good coach? Is your child having fun and improving? Does she play with nice girls who are good teammates? If you answered yes, then you should stay where you are. If you answered no, then look for a good coach and a team with a healthy outlook.Coaches that from watching their teams I think have done a good job with what they have - over the long haul - SJEB and SDFC coaches have impressed me. And this year, the PDA Shore coach with his new team. That isn't to say that there aren't other good ones out there, but those are the ones that I have noticed and said - I would take my child to play with them if I were closer. I like to look at the style of soccer that they play. The level of control that they have and most importantly, the individual skills of the players. Because a coach that emphasizes skills is someone that is pushing development. So take a look around but don't jump unless you have to. Don't choose a team because its league has a bunch of fancy initials. Don't choose the team that wins but only plays its top players. Don't choose the idiot coach that can't stop yelling at his players. Don't choose a team that is going backwards - and I can think of a couple of those but in the spirit of keeping it positive, I won't mention them.
9:08 I don't think anyone being truly negative it's a blog rumors, suggestions, questions, answers, etc. are posted here for public viewing it's actually pretty good I think because it gives parents an idea of what they are getting into.
wait, the might SDFC lost!! Whoa!I thought they were the Barcelona of ball control. If you want people to support you, support others. I respect the NJX parent coming aboard. Kudos. Maybe the SDFC parent should have come aboard to stop the TSF bashing. But then again, it was the parent doing the bashing so stopping it was the opposite of what they want. Very classy SDFC. And no, our kids wont be at your tryouts. Just the bottom couple.
Please don't start with tsf again. FOR THE LAST TIME THEY ARE A CLUB THAT CAN ONLY OFFER MEDICORE COACHES AND TEAMS AT THE OLDER AGES. Get over yourself. I know its hard to take in.. Your going to have to find a new club if your one of tsf better players. Or better yet, stay there. Keep paying 3,200 for average services.
MFA tryouts tonight. Should be interesting. Supposedly there are 50 girls signed up.
11:31am must be in the ear of the coach to know that.
Here we go again, TSF will probably lost to Rage in State Cup I'm calling it now. So they have no room to brag.
anyone know why doesn't sdfc have a u14 girls team?
@11:33 yes, I actually asked. That's for 3 different teams.
SDFC will have a u14 girls team soon. They're an excellent club and focus on player development. It's nice to win nut they teach the kids that winning isn't everything.
11:22 - SDFC parent, so let me ask the following. If they are about development, wouldn't that include developing the bottom half of a roster as well? Or by development do you mean SELECTING the really good kids and giving them a bit more skill and just writing off the bottom couple? If you have a roster of 18 or 19 and you're, per your own admission, bringing on the top kids from TSF and other squads, then what are you doing with the bottom 5,6 kids? Have they not shown up to everything? do they work hard but maybe are just falling behind a bit? are you writing them off because the classic 'we develop but still write off the bottom 5,6 each year' doesnt really support that 'we develop' model. what you mean to say is, when we lose we like to focus on development, but when we select a roster or better stated when we cut the bottom 5 kids (or shove them to our second team), its really about winning or losing. if you dont care about winning or losing, but just development, why not just keep your existing team and just take your bottom kids and make them top kids. Because of course, winning doesn't matter.what a joke. just be honest, you want to win and win bad, and you're willing to dismantle a neighboring team, take their best, flaunt it up on a site like this, talk all year about how amazing you are, and then get smacked around all winter, lose in the state cup and now all the banter is about Development.Ill keep at it for as long as you keep at it. After all, you're enjoying taking our best kids and talking about it. I'll make sure everyone knows your issues as well.
Tsf is a useless girls club
1222 if they're so excellent what happened to u14?
TSFI nave seen u11 games where you don't even sub. At u11?? If that's not writing off half your roster, I don't know what you call it. Your job as soccer coaches is to encourage all your players. Don't hide behind "We're professionals. What do you expect?" There's nothing professional about hurting little girls. You'll gladly take their 3 grand and then treat them badly.
Another lie. Keep 'em coming.
This trolls desperation is comical. This is rich stuff . Rich I tell ya.
TSF parent you are comical, just so you know the SDFC team currently only has 2 players that were not on the team when it began 3 years ago, and somehow they have managed to still compete with some of the best teams around. We aren't the best but we compete, and the coach has done that by developing those same players that were on the team when we started. I certainly don't want my daughter anywhere else, and I can see why players want to join our team.
What is really funny is that most of the posts from the different clubs "parents" probably aren't them at all and just someone trying to stir the pot.Post a comment from your google account and let everyone see if you are really a TSF, SDFC or any other parent.Anyone who looks on this blog for advice on which team to go to needs their head looking at, it's just all b***s**t and parents with nothing better to do telling lies.It is a good read though and so funny, so keep it going.
I would like to know and have a date and time reference for the SDFC bragging comments from this blog.Every time we have played them the parents have been very classy and encouraging to both their own players and they compliment our girls too.I only remember one comment last Fall when they beat PDA and SJEB in one weekend, and to be honest, if my daughters team did that I'd mention it on here proudly too.
Sdfc rules !!!There is no other place to play!!. I'm an sdfc parent too and if my kid ever wanted to play anywhere else i would forbid it. It's the best team ever!!!! Whoo hoo!!!! Sdfc rocks!!! Our kids are the best most talented ever !!! The coaches are the bomb. And the parents, in a class by themselves. And we have great fields. And our uniforms are amazing. Don't forget the sdfc website. We kill it.!!!! we represent the finest soccer NJ has to offer. Everything else is sub par. SDFC = super dominating fantastic club!!! Woo hoo !!!! You're all just jealous. So sad for you !
LMAO!!!! Love it.....
SDFC - I dont always play soccer, but when i do, its only with SDFC. SDFC the most interesting club in NJ....
Give it a rest TSF. Everyone knows these dumb comments are from you. Worry about your own club. And by the way, people have free will. They are allowed to go where they want.
People have free will ? thanks for pointing that out. The relevance is ???
If they want to go to SDFC or any other club, that's fine. Stop being so immature and petty.
I wonder what an SDFC coach or parent ever did to you????
Any feedback on MF tryouts?
Yes, all the girls from matfit had their jerseys on, no other club does this. Huge turn off, but showed how bad the current players are.
MF girls had their Jerseys on? Would be quite embarrassing being a girl with their jersey on and getting looked at poorly by other girls trying out who are better. Why would they do that??
The girls had their NJX practice uniform on. They were told to do so. I thought it was a dumb idea. Most tryouts your not supposed to wear anything that relates to the club. I noticed that the older girls had there MFA shirts on.
I would say there were about 4 girls that stood out that were outside NJX. Others were former Middletown players/wildcats.
My daughter wanted to come to Matchfit tryouts but I had my reservations so we decided not to go. I heard that the turn out for the U13 pre-ecnl girls was pathetic! Only a few girls outside the team came to try out...very embarrassing for Matchfit. It seems that the original team had their jerseys did not show much talent. It would be interesting to see if the selected few will take a spot to help out this team. I am glad we did not attend.
How can someone comment on something the y have no clue about. That what is wrong with this blog.
Very true. You need to see for yourself. It's u13 people. Most wait until at least u14... They will have a very nice team to start with. Supposedly there are other girls that couldn't make tryouts yesterday. They are making 2 teams. Also from what I'm hearing a few of the NJX girls don't want to play at the ECNL level. They have other obligations.
Who do you guys think is wining the state cup???
Sdfc when they get there starters back
"My daughter wanted to come to Matchfit tryouts but I had my reservations so we decided not to go"Better off, another year of being rejected would be painful for your family.
Galaxy wins it. Yes it's U14 when everything changes the most. There will be many changes this year but at U14 the true players will flock to the stronger teams.
What were the turnouts for the following teams tryouts ?1. PDA Nova2. SJEB3. Rage/Rush4. Cherry Hill
U14 is when the clubs with ECNL are going to be packed at tryouts. If that is your route you would want to start getting involved with those teams now.
9:32 Okay why so interested in the South Team's tryouts. If you are in the south and your daughter is on one of those teams you already know the answer it's a small world down there. Also you do not necessarily need to get involved on a ECNL club at U13 if your daughter is on top NPL team and one of the better players, the option will open at U14, U15 no matter what. Turnover will be big at Pre-ECNL Teams come U14. Especially if those Pre-ECNL teams are on the bottom of the Northeast NPL Bracket.
land of the clueless. where can one buy a map to navigate through the mess.
GS points posted for PDA tourney! They gave points for Finalist and Champions.
Does anyone know if the Krav Maga classes TSF girls take as part of their soccer training are included in the cost, or is that a separate cost?
Ecnl clubs will be wide open at this age group, except Galaxy. Galaxy looks to have strong core group, probably 14 of 18ish. Would assume they go to 20 by u14, which leaves spots there. WC and MF are hurting in this age group and will be for a long time. They have tons of space and always will, no need to rush...
Nova tryouts were less than anticipated. As a Nova parent it can be frustrating to see families given misleading advice by coaches that are essentially holding back a players growth. Our roster currently has openings in it that could be filled by players looking to play for a quality coach under a proven brand (PDA). ECNL is not something you should go and actively seek out, if your kid is legit it will all happen in good time. I know the path we will be taking, and if you are A south jersey kid PDA south will get you there if you deserve it. Does anyone think that an above average player on a low level ECNL club is going to get more attention from colleges when the time comes? They won't, they will go where they belong, on a low level D1 program........buyer beware.
11:20 Totally agree! Nice to hear a PDA parent's true opinion about the ECNL process. Good clubs will get you where you want your daughter to be.
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