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Monday, August 1, 2016

U14 Girls Youth Soccer in Region 1


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...

Yes most at MFA tryouts were from within the club.. Not a big turnout.

Anonymous said...

11:18 why did she show up without a pre tryout session or at least call with the coaches? Sounds like she is a solid player, but one that isn't going to stand out and demand one of the few "open" spots that exist. My advice is get her to a training session at PF ASAP and see what happens. You guys with no older kids you need to understand that tryouts are generally not completely random comparisons at this age. Do some legwork and if she is technical and has a high soccer IQ show it at a session and she will have a good choice at being selected.

Anonymous said...

so heres a question - i have an 03 kid who has to switch teams - hers is breaking up. good player, npl level, not ecnl. and multisport athlete so not looking to this da everyone is talking about. looking for team within 30 minutes of old bridge

trying to narrow my options and y'all seem to have lots of opinions

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't matter if she came to the ID dates. The birth year ID worked the same way. The top group was for those who went to PAID programs with club or coach for most of the year. Now the only way is to pay for entire year on a revenue generating lower team. Unless you know someone you pay.

Anonymous said...

@4:29- you have no clue what you're talking about. My daughter made the 03 team and did none of that. There were over 100 girls at the 03 session. Over 100 for the 04s right before as well (penn fusion)

Anonymous said...

4:29 hogwash

Anonymous said...

PAC had a 100 players for 02 tryouts. Taking 16 field players. That should be a good team next year.

Anonymous said...

Not much competition at MFA tryouts. Glad there early still gives me time to take my daughter to other clubs..

Anonymous said...

3:13 Mate if your kids is an NPL level player, you know who the other same level clubs are in the area...

Anonymous said...

@313 nope just transferred here, shes guesting now

Anonymous said...

9:39 - Just transferred here and the pushers have already enticed you onto this Blog? Just say No, the addiction of this Blog can be worse than crack.

Anonymous said...

@10:28
"Just say No, the addiction of this Blog can be worse than crack."
The best information ever given out in this blog

Anonymous said...

We are not concerned w college scholarships or the entire. My daughter likes to play and our only ulterior motive is that soccer may help her get into one of the schools she likes w a 5-10 percent acceptance rate. How realistic is that for a very bright hard working student athlete? Is it too late for field hockey?

Anonymous said...

Wnt not entire

Anonymous said...

5:24 5:32
Thanks coach. Try to sound more like a parent, next time. Space your chime in your posts a bit more.

With 5 teams to fill 100 isn’t a good number.

Anonymous said...

I'm 5:32 and am a parent and not the previous poster. What pf coach posts here?

Anonymous said...

God posts here. You did'nt here, he's at PF. The almighty decider. Cant wait to see the personalities at PF get along.

Anonymous said...

God posts here. You did'nt here, he's at PF. The almighty decider. Cant wait to see the personalities at PF get along.

Anonymous said...

This weekend’s PA State Cup Quarter Final matchups:

HMMS v. FC Revolution

YMS Tempo v. Fairmont Falcons

Winners play semifinal on 4/30

PAC v. FC Ninjas or FC Bucks (Ninjas and Bucks play 4/15)

HFC v. LVU

Winners play semifinal on 4/30

Anonymous said...

It was God/parent/non-coach that posted the birth year events 50 times.

Anonymous said...

Big game today!! Go Penn Fusion!!!

Anonymous said...

If your going to act like a PF parent , try a little harder. Who do they even play? PDA

Anonymous said...

Ok , yes pda @ 3. Go penn fusion!! The most incredible, talented, skilled, determined set of 12/13 year olds ever assembled to play the beautiful game! Especially my daughter!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Why so quiet? Pda 3 PF 2. All kids on that field were awesome. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

Because PDA & PF haven't me a major tourney yet, and haven't beaten the top teams in the region either. So there is nothing to talk about because they haven't prooved anything yet.

Anonymous said...

9:47 here. We were missing our best player. Seriously, congratulations every kid on the field is awesome and lucky to be able to play the game on this spectacular day.

Anonymous said...

wow. admin deleting posts to make space for the U14 forum already. the u13 forum broken up into u12 and u14 age groups early with adoption of the new us club soccer rules.

Anonymous said...

Where should we go to blog ?

Anonymous said...

I counted about 70 players at PDA u14 tryout, heard they had over 100 sign up though. I don't understand how these coaches can pick from so much talent. I guess they don't look at their top 10 they know of from current roster who are 2003 players, but that still leaves 60 players to pick from. They have to miss a bunch and I don't think these coaches know the top players because they never play against the top NJ teams. Oh well, if my daughter doesn't get selected we are still in a good place and unsure anyway as the new DA is coming next year.

Anonymous said...

Hard to go to a PDA tryout when ODP sessions conflict with them on Wednesdays.

Don't go to tryouts - attend practice sessions and talk to the coach. If the coach is interested, they will let you know.

Anonymous said...

Only 70? With at least 40 (probably higher) of their own players from the 02-03 teams and 03-04 teams. Figured they'd have a bigger turn out.

Anonymous said...

70 was just 03...

Anonymous said...

I know 70 03 players, it isn't that much considering the size of PDA and the amount of players currently on their 03 books who were in attendance.

Anonymous said...

considering pda has 60 players within driving distance- it is not much

Anonymous said...

Def. not much. There also making 2 teams.

Anonymous said...

Looks like clubs are closing the doors and joining barons?

Anonymous said...

Barons 03s are having 3 or 4 teams? What about the 02s?

Anonymous said...

759 yes heard the same thing and the following year they merge those teams with Rush squads, amazing how one little business merger can draw so much attention. I'm sure it will calm down in 2 years and other clubs like PDA South, Copa, REAL will pick up unhappy players evolving door.

Anonymous said...

What league does PDA Crew play in?

Anonymous said...

This is officially the 03 blog - 02's please move onto the crazy 4000+ blog at U15.

Anonymous said...

New MFA goalie is holding them together...

Anonymous said...

PF 2 CFC 2
Let the excuses fly......

Anonymous said...

@4:25 pm

New MFA goalie is holding them together...
April 23, 2016 at 4:25 PM

What team is this MFA goalie on. There are 3 u12 teams ????

Just courious ....

Anonymous said...

No excuse other than PF sucks

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Anonymous said...

@654 you wouldn't be the parents of the girls who got cut (Yes Cut!!) from PF would you? I know a tie is a win for you. You are on the fast track to nowhere. Enjoy:)

Anonymous said...

Why would any girls get cut already? Tryouts haven't even begun. TM would be ruthless to do that.

Anonymous said...

Their national player no longer plays with them. Can't imagine that team will do much next year.

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Anonymous said...

http://nplnortheastgirls.demosphere.com/schedules/2015-16/78887667.html

Anyone can look up scores.

Anonymous said...

8:39

You must be a very pathetic individual. May your kid grow up to be nothing like you.

Anonymous said...

National players dads pockets are going to get deeper when she gets a full ride to college. And I am sure your kid will grow up just like you, posting on kids soccer blogs at 1130 on a Saturday night. Now that's pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your insight Dad !

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Anonymous said...

Politics and money will get you everywhere with ECNL

Anonymous said...

Yes! she's on the u13 MFA pre ECNL.... Without her they would be getting killed..

Anonymous said...

My daughter doesn't want to play ecnl soccer next year, too intense. Please tell me it's going to be ok :(

Anonymous said...

Wow. CFC ties PF 2-2 Saturday and then Bucks rolls over CFC 4-1 Sunday. Cant explain it. Its going to take a year after tryouts to see who's who. Good Luck !

Anonymous said...

buyer beware moment - my daughter plays for ecnl club (not pda). coaches left over season. countless players left. two coaches are listed for five teams. Spent one month with only one practice per week - ecnl and npl. no games over winter and the list goes on. putting it out there bc we are sorry we stayed another year.

look deeply and don't buy in because of the four letters, make sure you get what you pay for.

Anonymous said...

The past week in Region 1 play:

4/19/2016

Blue Division
1 - ARSENAL 2XTREME
1 – BEADLING

4/21/2016

Red Divsion
1 - DMS SOCCER ACADEMY
1 - EMPIRE UNITED ROCHESTER

4/23/2016

Red Division
1 - LEVITTOWN WILDCATS
1 - EMPIRE UNITED ROCHESTER

1 - EMPIRE UNITED ROCHESTER
5 - SOUTH SHORE SELECT

0 - LEVITTOWN WILDCATS
3 - SOUTH SHORE SELECT

Blue Division
0 - BEADLING
2 - NORTHERN STEEL STORM

White Division
2 - LOUDOUN SOCCER RED
1 - VINCENT UNITED F.C. INTEGRITY

3 - SOUTHWESTERN YOUTH CARDINALS RED
0 - VINCENT UNITED F.C. INTEGRITY

4/24/2016

Red Division
0 - DMS SOCCER ACADEMY
2 - LEVITTOWN WILDCATS

Blue Division
1 - NORTH UNITED FC RUSH
0 – BEADLING

1 - EMPIRE UNITED BUFFALO BLUE
5 - NORTHERN STEEL STORM

White Division
1 - HERNDON HURRICANES BLACK
1 - VINCENT UNITED F.C. INTEGRITY

2 - CENTURY V PGH FC GOLD
0 - ARUNDEL ASA PUMAS

South Shore Select clinches the Red Division. With one game left to play, it has run roughshod over the rest of the Division going undefeated through 5 games with 23 GF and 1 GA.

North United clinches the Blue Division. With one game left to play, it has controlled the Division going undefeated through 5 games with 14 GF and 2 GA. At this point, North United can do no worse than a tie for first with Northern Steel, and if that unlikely scenario happens, North United wins the head to head tie breaker having previously defeated Northern Steel.

SDFC clinches the White Division. The only mar on its record is a scoreless draw with Rush Grey on 3/12.

HMMS previously clinched the Gray Division going undefeated through six games.

Anonymous said...

Are you talking about WCFC? I really wish the club would get their act together, they could offer so much more. I think this is with most clubs and will be the same with the DA. These are not business people and none seem to be able to run a solid organization. PDA is rock solid, but come with issues too. They know they are the top club and get the best players, and because of this, they don't go above and beyond with training and amount of games played.

Anonymous said...

WCFC having issues too? I recognize that post from my own daughter's experience and it is not WCFC...

Anonymous said...

MF ECNL is a joke. All some people see is ECNL and they go running. Let them, their daughter will lose out on the development they would have had if they had stayed at other organizations with strong teams and good coaches. Having 2 coaches listed for their U13s to 18s isn't possible. Parents, be aware of other coaches leading most of the sessions or quite simply, not having many.

Anonymous said...

WCFC and MF both have 1 league win in the last 2 months?

What exactly is "the magic" of ECNL in this case, why not choose a good EDP/NPL team? Do players secretly just jump on board at U14 and the clubs are able to recruit?

Anonymous said...

MFA has played 6 games and is 2-2-2 beating the mighty PDA Galaxy and FC Bucks, tied World Class and FC Boston, losing to Penn Fusion and Stars of Mass.

World Class has played 5 games and are 1 win, 1 tie and 3 losses beating FSA, tied MFA and lost to Penn Fusion Continental FC and FC Bucks.



Anonymous said...

1237 and 253 why are we talking about Pre-ECNL teams Galaxy is the only legit team in that league there are plenty of better teams out side that private country club with much better players. If you match up the Pre-ECNL and Northeast NPL leagues to the EDP/NPL Flight 1 Brackets they don't even compare.

Anonymous said...

pre-ecnl is just that pre - why are you judging any teams in pre-ecnl or not - it all becomes relevant at U15. Now it is about training and learning the game. As long as there are enough quality teams in the league your club participates in, then your daughter is getting what she needs. And the fools that focus on Wins and loses know nothing about development - good coaches understand that kids are maturing at a different rate and that all need playing time to improve over winning - some teams around here play their best 12-13 players while the other players (14-18) travel all over, sit and watch. Is that development? does that make winning more important then development - when college scouts come and watch games they don't even pay attention to scores, they watch the players play - clearly winning is more for the ego's of parents and weak trainers

Anonymous said...

What's a typical turn-over of players between U13 and U15 at the ECNL clubs? Are most of the kids developed in the club or outside?

Anonymous said...

253 You are right on any given weekend a team in the Pre-ECNL league can win or lose the only mostly sure team is PDA Galaxy. Again there are plenty of stronger teams outside this league currently and will be curious if those teams attract even better talent after BYC.

Anonymous said...

10:53am it depends which club you are referring too. PDA typical turnover is rare as they get older U14+ unless that player game changer, plus you have to consider the multiple teams these ECNL clubs are pulling (PDA has usually 3 NPL teams to pull from - North, South, Shore).

Anonymous said...

I can only speak for our experience on my daughter's ECNL team. She joined at U-13 and there are only 4 girls remaining at U-15. Some were asked to leave/dropped to NPL - some left on their own. But getting there early is not the panacea.

The funny thing is that the girls who replaced them are not all better. Some are. Some quite frankly aren't as good as the girls that they replaced.

The culture is different at my daughter's ECNL club. It isn't a team. It is a pack of individual players who wear the same uniform and cooperate on game day. There are good things and bad things about that. It all depends on how your child handles it. It can be somewhat of a revolving door.

Anonymous said...

Daughter about to attend 2002 PF tryouts. I heard a rumor players have left that ECNL team due to the insane amount of drama on that team? Between parents too. True? I want to know what we would be getting into.

Anonymous said...

I have older kids. Boys have played in the DA and girls in ECNL. There is usually about 5-8 kids turning over each year from u13-u16 a couple at u17 and few at u18. I agree it is a very individualistic environment. Top 1-3 kids trying to get to national camp and a top 10 ranked college. Next 5 trying to prove they are in the top 3 to get same or at least a top 50 high percentage scholarship. 8-20 trying to get on or stay on the field to show for a D1 scholarship of some sort. It get the job done if the job is to get the top kids to national camp and top 10 programs and most of the remainder D1 scholarships of some sort (yes the bottom 3-5 will play d2 or d3) There is little team chemistry as a result of the inter team competition, kids coming and going, kids going to many different schools in as many as 3 different grades and the natural competitive nature of the kids and clubs. Not much warm fuzzy to be found in that environment. The DA will be even more focused on the top players I believe since it is supposed to be a cauldron for brewing national team players

Anonymous said...

3:20 spot on.

Anonymous said...

Delran's head coach needs to step down due to behavior at soccer game when he refused to coach or talk to any of his team player during game.This is a paid coach making money from the team to be there and coach our kids. These girls are thirteen years old, grow up coach or step down!!!

Anonymous said...

Haha. I have seen danny vedder do that twice against our team.

Anonymous said...

Any word at PDA North Tryouts numbers that tried out or any surprises players from MF or WC?

Anonymous said...

If you are contemplating a move to the ECNL or national league team for your child, try to be as objective as you can about her abilities and where she will rank on the team's roster. If she is a top 3 player she (and you) will probably be happy unless the team is so weak that she thinks it is actually inhibiting her development and exposure. She will play the full game and assuming it's a competitive team, your biggest problem will be the other parents' resentment when your kid is off at id2 type events and the coaches are paying a lot of attention to her at practice. Your child will probably see the ball a lot if an attacking or midfield player because her teammates will be told to "get (your Mia) the ball".

The next tier down kids and their parents will feel slighted and harbor resentment toward the top tier. They will play 3/4 of the game or so and be really upset when the ID rosters come out. They may be upset being told to give Mia the ball and may actually refuse to involve that player. That will likely result in moving down a tier.

The next tier kids play about 50% They pretty much know they aren't tier 1 yet. They enjoy excellent exposure at showcases and they clearly benefit from the ECNL . They are pushed to improve by better players and they are on the field enough to find a good college match. This is actually the majority of the players. Probably around 10-12 They do feel pressure to perform and keep in this mix of players or they will fall to...

Bottom tier of about 5 players. Some are miserable. They are playing 10-15 minutes a half. Some of their parents believe they are really tier 3 players and are really poisonous. They are constantly harping that the coach is terrible and even sometimes say negative things about kids as in so and so had a terrible game Saturday...Some of these families are quiet and seem accepting. They harbor hope to move up and they generally are families of physical late bloomers hoping puberty will help the cause or new to the team and hope better training and playing with better kids will steepen their kids' curve over the others and they will move up. Many times this is actually the case.

Making an objective evaluation is why it is most helpful to see your player training with existing players to try and get a feel for where she falls in the pecking order. If an attacking player, does she score more goals with ease during the small sided than the other players? Is she beating multiple players off the dribble? Are the defenders backing up and looking reluctant to defend her? If a defensive player, does she "stuff" the opposing attackers frequently? Do you see attackers trying to attack the opposite side? Did any goal go through her space? If a midfielder, similarly is she winning tackles? Do her passes put attackers through to the goal frequently? How often does she turn over the ball? Does she score a few herself?
Hard to determine these things at a tryout with 80-100 kids.
Our experience has been that the ECNL is more good than bad for the majority of players. But hopefully you and your child enter with eyes open because its a different world than town travel.

Anonymous said...

When comparing ECNL and National League, keep these points in mind with respect to National League: 1) National League has a system of promotion and relegation in that participation is earned each year based on a team's prior year performance; and 2) National League requires team continuity in that at least 9 players on a current year roster must have been members of the prior year team that earned the National League berth. Therefore, if you are trying out for a National League qualifying team, understand that there will be very little turnover of players because of the continuity requirement and the team may not stay at the National League level if it does not continue to perform. National League is not a country club. Teams become members the old fashioned way, they earn it.

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Anonymous said...

@912. Spot on. My daughter was bottom third. It's miserable. Instead of waiting to get dropped, she asked to be moved. Bottom third is just not being developed as well. they just aren't getting the attention or game time. Be realistic with your player, they stil have many years ahead of them.

Anonymous said...

Don't jump on me. Just curious.

What were the numbers at PDA. Copa. And Sta tryouts.

Anonymous said...

WC 03 tryouts are over - going to be a very special group 03 ecnl. - 100 girls at tryouts give or take a few
good luck to everyone out there

Anonymous said...

Anybody trying out for 02 SJEB Rush team? Curious about this team and thinking of taking my daughter to tryouts. Never heard of coaches Dave Barbour and Sandeep Methane. Any feedback on them also?

Anonymous said...

@1127 We also saw some of the bottom tier kids lose confidence and spiral further away from the rest. It is a tough place to be sounds like your and your child's insightfulness put her in a better place.

Anonymous said...

2:55
Yes there is plenty of conflict with 02 team. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

A ton of girls showed for the 02 SJEB/Rush tryout on Tuesday night. But, within the first 15-20 min of tryout a storm blew thru and the tryout was cancelled. Next one is Sunday evening. Lots, of SJEB, RUSH, PDA, etc practice gear was on. Not sure what the essential plan is. Looking to put a mega team together it seems. Seems like both clubs are putting a lot into this 02 team. Noticed license plates from PA, and Delaware. Stay tuned I guess. Please note that other tryouts where going on for older age groups as well. So out of state players could be included with those groups as well.

Anonymous said...

Yadda Yadda Yadda and for those that are unhappy or make the B squad because of being overlooked they will flock to PDA South or New Copa South and the landscape once again shifts the following year. There is no such thing as a Mega team in the world of soccer as there are many good clubs in the region plus the 02's will be moving on to be U15 and many into HS it's going to be about showcasing from there on out not winning a batch of tournaments. If players in HS are not getting looks they will move on to a more establish club like PDA to get the brand name behind there child.

I think PDA South will ultimately win out from that merger.

Anonymous said...

I heard when the girls DA starts fall 17', only going to be U17/18 to start, like they did when they started the boys. Know someone who was on conference call w Ramos other day.

Anonymous said...

1015 Yes it will start off slowly just like the boys, it will take several years to actually be an impact and universities transition to it for recruiting. With ECNL its already established so there is no rush to just throw something out there and fail. Smart move for USSF.

Anonymous said...


From the FAQs
Does an Academy club have to field a team at all age groups?

Yes, clubs must have a team at all three combined age groups U-14/15, U-16/17, and U-18/19.

Anonymous said...

I am also curious about the new Rush SJEB coaches. Google their names. I don't seen any soccer playing or coaching experience attached to Sandeep Mehtani. It looks like he might own the NJ Rush franchise, doesn't mean he knows how to teach kids the game. Barbour looks like he has bounced around from club to club, doesn't appear to have any high level coaching licenses. For 2002 kids entering high school and playing at this level I'd want coaches with better resumes than what I see.

Anonymous said...

11:49 You are correct also for the odd years since those teams are usually made up of older birth years so besides those 3 age group of teams there is Pre-Academy squads as well a DA club will need to follow. Example - U14/15 teams are mostly U16/17 are mostly 00's with the exception of a few 01's next year but the 01's with potential to move into the squad the following year and join the 01 exceptions. There is also Pre-Academy at U13.

It's not all cut and dry if anyone really wants to know DA follow what the boys do and look at some those rosters, been there and done it with my eldest son.

Anonymous said...

yes there will only be a few of the "younger" birth years on the academy teams. The majority of the younger or "off years" will make up a US club administered "pre-academy" league. Before this upcoming year there was a bit of a problem because the pre academy teams were on the whole younger than the competition they faced in tournaments because they kept the birth year cut offs. Now that problem goes away and the pre academy teams will essentially be very competitive premier NPL type teams.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone get an offer from PDA yet?

Anonymous said...

Yes some girls did after the first tryout.

Anonymous said...

Offers were made to players for PDA,CFC,PF,FC Bucks. There may be two to three spots open per team. FC Bucks is the best option from what I am hearing.

Anonymous said...

MFA and PDA shore as well

Anonymous said...

It'll be HMMS versus Lehigh Valley United in the State Cup final.

Anonymous said...

Has PDA Crew been offered or just Galaxy?

What do mean Bucks is the best option?

Anonymous said...

PAE State Cup

2 – HMMS
0 – YMS

2 – LVU (kicks from the mark)
1 – PAC

Final on 5/14

Anonymous said...

Apparently East Meadow picked up a new outstanding Midfielder . Anyone know which club she came from ?

Anonymous said...

The easy meadow pre ecnl team? What year? They break into two age groups next year and everything changes.

Anonymous said...

Dont know where the East Meadow player came from... but she just went to the U14 National Team Camp this spring and she is a young Sept 2003.

How was the PF vs. East Meadow game?

Anonymous said...

I think she may have played for Albertson in the fall.

Anonymous said...

This past week in Region 1 play:

Elite Red

May 01, 2016

0 - KINGS FC
1 - LEVITTOWN WILDCATS

April 30, 2016

9 - SOUTH SHORE SELECT
0 - RHINOS ELITE SC

3 - LEVITTOWN WILDCATS
0 - NORDIC SC

April 27, 2016

1 - DMS SOCCER
0 - RHINOS ELITE

April 25, 2016

0 - RHINOS ELITE SC
0 - EMPIRE UNITED ROCHESTER

Elite Blue

April 30, 2016

3 - NORTH UNITED
0 - ARSENAL XTREME

April 28, 2016

0 - EMPIRE UNITED BUFFALO
3 - WNY FLASH ACADEMY

Elite White

No games played

Elite Gray

April 29, 2016

3 - LMVSC PATRIOTS
1 - MSC DRAGONS

Schedule not yet set for playoffs to be conducted 5/7 and 5/8 at Kirkwood, DE. Semi-finalists are:

South Shore Select (MA)
North United (PAW)
SDFC (NJ)
HMMS (PAE)

Anonymous said...

@9:41 - Correct. Albertson to East Meadow.

Anonymous said...

When are you folks going to learn to not discuss your children on on anonymous forums, even if yo are proud of them?

Anonymous said...

How will the new east meadow 03 team look next year?

Anonymous said...

What about the year after next year?

Anonymous said...

Albertson had majority of team 2003 BY - that's the opposite of most teams and would think they would do very well in BYC transition.

Anonymous said...

@941 - what happens to the NPL pre ecnl league? Do they have any play off? Or does their season just end? Who won the NJ state cup?

Anonymous said...

When do the ecnl u15 rosters come out for PDA? I heard as many as 26 spots. That's a ton of cash for one team.

Anonymous said...

1133 Northeast NPL does playoffs top four teams advance in league.

http://nationalpremierleagues.com/NortheastGirls/Playoffs/index_E.html

Anonymous said...

1133 - NJ Club State Cup:

Rush Grey v. TSF on 5/7

NJ Crush v. (Rush Blue or Cherry Hill) on 5/7

Rush Blue v. Cherry Hill tonight.

NJYS State Cup: Rush Blue defeated Rush Grey in the fall.

Anonymous said...

TSF playing well these days. Cant be discounted from the state cup.

Anonymous said...

How come PDA North, Matchfit and SDFC were not in this spring's NJ State Cup? It feels like it's the same ole story in the state cups from fall and spring. Why wouldn't you have a team enter to try and see the competition!

Anonymous said...

PDA South Tryouts tonight what is everyone's thoughts?

Anonymous said...

CFC tryouts tonight. Should be interesting to see the numbers. PF is all locked up no spots left. Bucks has a bunch of spots open.

Anonymous said...

341 How do you know this info about PF and Bucks? As for PDA tryouts I think there will be many coming out due to SJ merger between SJEB/Rush as players look to obtain a roster at either club before they are locked up.

Anonymous said...

ECNL has rules on practice to game ratio I believe, and the schedules are tough. My guess is that is why no state cup for PDA and MFA, it's too much.

Anonymous said...

Not game to practice ratio generally.. schedule for clubs is set and cannot be moved. If you make the finals and you have a Pre-ECNL game scheduled - then it is very difficult to move. MFA hasn't done a tournament yet this season. PDA has done two...

Anonymous said...

CFC tryouts were just as expected like PF already have there rosters chosen for ECNL most likely will add 2-3 more. Tryouts were mostly for the NPL team. Is this how all ECNL clubs are handling this year's tryouts.

Anonymous said...

Depends on how many they are rostering.

When an ECNL team rosters 22, do they rotate who sits out among everyone? Or just the bottom kids?

Anonymous said...

The sit outs are not spread equally among all the players on most teams. Let me also say, as they get older more injuries happen and often a kid "sitting out" on a "fat" roster isn't sitting out at all, she is playing on another team with a short roster. The oldest teams seem to be the shortest due to injury, national team events, and the nature of the senior year. That said there have been times when there is literally a kid sitting on the bench wearing the opposite color than the kids playing. The sit outs rotate among the non starters. Not the same 2 or 3 kids sitting each game. It was more dramatic at first, but now that the kids are seeing kids bump in and out of the starting 11 some of whom had sat out at some point in the season, they realize that there is fluidity in the coaches perception of players and once a sit out player, does not make always a sit out player. The hope that a kid rising up on the roster depth gives to kids still struggling helps to foster development.

That said, its not for everyone. If your kid doesn't get motivated by it, but instead is devastated, probably a bad idea. However, as they get a little older (I personally think its too much for most 13 and 14 year olds), this situation can be character building. At 16, there are important lessons in the facts that not everyone will perceive your work as you do, you may have people in power with whom you do not agree, and sometimes it takes a lot of effort to rise up to a place where there can be no debate: you are one of the best.

Anonymous said...

@8:24 - Well said, particularly the second paragraph.

Anonymous said...

Any thoughts on the NJ Rush u14 roster? How many are from the ’02-’03 state champs? How many starters from that team? How many from the ’03-’04 u12s?

Anonymous said...

1020 no thoughts again another club tryout with selected players they already want. I hope girls DA comes in and swoops all the best girls from all these pre-determined selections and lets these clubs go scrambling next spring.

Anonymous said...

If a club has experience with a player out side of try outs, why limit their window to a few short try outs? The more they know, the more informed their decisions. A weak player could have a great try out and end up on your kid's superstar team if they just look at try outs.

Anonymous said...

That's one of the reasons the ECNL allows 30 kid rosters. Essentially they can add studs all year if one comes along

Anonymous said...

11:17. Is it fair to allow preconceived impressions of a player, that may have been misused and misplayed on the previous team, against them?

A player may truly be better than what you have thought due to politics or position or whatever.

With your logic the tryout process becomes irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

I think the try out as a way to identify talented soccer players has its limitations. It's duration is too short. Multiple day try outs are much better.

Player could have great try out. Could have terrible try out. Could be injured. Could be sick. It is one tool to use.

Anonymous said...

If there is a particular team you are interested in, you ping the coach and ask to have him/her evaluate your daughter and/or attend a team practice well in advance of tryouts. Shop her around and get her looks before tryouts, it's just the way it works. If you wait to show up to a tryout with 50 other girls and the coaches have no idea who she is, you are rolling the dice that she has a standout performance in one or two nights.

Act in the best interest of your daughter instead of whining on an internet forum about how tryouts are unfair.

Anonymous said...

I heard yesterday. Cedar Stars (NJCSA) / Holmdel is getting the U 17/18 G academy tm. which is no surpirse w the owners ties to Tab

Anonymous said...

Why wouldn't Cedar stars get the Full Academy on the girls side. They specifically said you must be able to field a team in each of the 3 age groups?

Anonymous said...

It is dumb to think Cedar Stars will get Academy. And yes they must be able to field teams in all three age groups. Remind me again of their history of producing national players?

Anonymous said...

Alot of players jumped over to Cedar Stars. They are hoping for the DA to be announced for the Fall of 17. Lets say its true. They will not go into it full steam ahead. It should be a gradual process so they do not run into any problems along the way. So I am wondering if 03 girls are goung over now , the DA does notcstart until fall 17, how long will it take for them to be seen. I assume it will go oldest u17 to youngest . Then my guess would be the 03 would not be seen by the top people until u16. I will sit back and wait this one out . Lets see how it goes. If your players is good enough you can always get into the DA. They will not be turned down. What does everyone else think? So many changes .....

Anonymous said...

LOL....Again. NJCSA is getting U17/18 DA tm in Fall 17'.

USSDA is starting out with just a U17/18 to start like they did on the boys side!!!

Common sense they were getting a team. Who else you think was going to get it in NJ? PDA is the main backer for ECNL so they aren't going into DA

Anonymous said...

Duh... The boys started with 2 age groups 15/16 and 17/18 dumb *** And there is no indication that the ECNL is going to say that a club can't field both ECNL and DA teams. The USSF doesn't care if they field both. PDA will have both. All kids graduating 2020 and before will be grandfathered into school soccer, But can't play DA when also playing school. Will work like the private school scholarship kids do now. Join the team after the school season if they choose. Many will choose DA and development over school ball.

Anonymous said...

828 PDA will go GDA as they are a top organization in the country and will follow what USSF wants. They have a boys DA so they will most likely go GDA and petition to go ECNL. I betting there will be girls that will play both leagues as GDA also carry large rosters for development.

ECNL will work it out with DA to most likely have full time academy players but will also have premier players in ECNL that want to play HS or other sports also train with DA.

Anonymous said...

How many players will be on a roster?

As a combined age group, players are encouraged to play up and clubs will have groups of players that they will move up and move freely among age groups within their Academy program. The projected pool would equate to approximately 23 players per age group for a total of 69 full-time players amongst the three age groups (U-14/15, U-16/17, and U-18/19).

Anonymous said...

Also many forger and you research Boys DA, the off year players usually stay as Pre-Academy status until the following year and move into the academy team. Most of the DA teams are usually made up of the older birth year of that season.

Anonymous said...

There are usually 3-5 off years who are primary rostered (not developmental player) and kind of playing up on most DA teams

Anonymous said...

For Cedar Stars to get the girls DA, they would likey have to merge with another club. Stallions have been mentioned, not sure if that is realistic.

Anonymous said...

How come no NJ State Cup talk its a big weekend for it?

Anonymous said...

No way the Cup fields will be ready by morning. Storm has been brewing off the coast. Probably double headers on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Take a look at the DA application. They are starting off Full Academy with 3 age groups. Anybody who was on the webinar knows that. They specifically stated you must field all 3 age groups. Application asks for Coaching, past National Players and fields. Which clubs have all three? PDA, World Class and Stallions? Anybody else?

Anonymous said...

12:28am. Stallions have National Team Players? Never heard that. PDA won't be going to DA. The cost is too high for them to run it alongside their boys DA. Imagine the cost for every player who is not playing for a DA team in that Club? They'd start adding E teams to fund it, they already have D teams with them branching out to the Shore and the South.

I expect Copa, NJCSA and maybe the NJ Rush/SJ Elite combination to do it.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the girls DA is going to be free. At least, not right away. I don't think the boys side is free except for MLS academies who can afford to fund them.

Anonymous said...

Did state cup get cancelled today?

Anonymous said...

NJ Cup semifinal results:

1-NJ Crush Flames NPL 0. NJ Rush Blue 4

2--TSF Academy 0. NJ Rush Grey 2

NJ Rush Blue vs. NJ Rush Grey in the finals.

Anonymous said...

Stallions have their own fields/complex?

Anonymous said...

Can't imagine a more drastic change to a team after the birth year change than PF 02. It'll be interesting to see how they are. Definitely can't use last years results what so ever!

Anonymous said...

Tryouts are completed... thank goodness. Best of Luck to all the kids.

Anonymous said...

Two girls left Mfa nynpl v nj stallions nynpl game with concussions today. One by ambulance. Take a deep breath kiss your daughter and remember this is just a game. nj stallions gave the Mfa team roses obviously intended for their mothers after the ambulance left. Very sweet.
Happy Mother's Day.

Anonymous said...

NJ Rush state champs once again!

Anonymous said...

Who won Blue or Gray?

Anonymous said...

Blue

Anonymous said...

NJ Rush Blue 2-0.

Anonymous said...

Region 1 Champions League

Semi-finals

2 - South Shore
0 - North United

2 - HMMS
1 - SDFC

Final

1 - South Shore (kicks from the mark)
0 - HMMS

Anonymous said...

Why is this forum so silent now! Did all the 02's finally move over to the crazy U14 blog already. Anyway as tryouts are over which 03 teams look promising next year?

Anonymous said...

Crickets.....

Anonymous said...

The crazies have left the building .

Anonymous said...

Not all MLS DA programs are free.

There is about a zero chance of GDA being free. Orlando ECNL helps with travel.

Expect a roster of 24-28 girls. All paying.

Six subs with no re entry. Kids will love that!

The GDA will be the best thing that has ever happened to other girls sports.

Anonymous said...

Nike said they will provide free soccer balls to the program. Thanks so much Nike! That seems like an appropriate sponsorship in exchange for the bazillions we all spend on kiddie cleats.

NOT!

Anonymous said...

PA State Cup

7 - HMMS
0 - LVU

Anonymous said...

So what happened to pf against bucks today? Not expecting to see that result

Anonymous said...

Seems to be a pattern with PF teams. They start off well, but fade as the year goes on. U13, U15, U16 teams all have had a difficult spring. No improvement in the teams and have under-achieved. Good rosters, but nothing in the way of coaching to making players better. Certainly they are still getting the good players, but improvement and growth in those players seems to be non existent. It’s not just one year. Look at the pattern year after year in past ECNL results.

Those that don’t know any better think the training is good, but when you take a deeper look at the coaches of those teams you start to see they have little to no high level backgrounds. The training is average at best. Ordinary travel soccer coaches. The 2016-17 PF coaching staff is even more average than last year. AR was brought in this year not because she can coach, but because she will and has poached players from her current club. The same was the case last year with the hopes that SS would bring players from FCUSA to fill voids in the rosters of the older teams. Just as PF has shown a recent lack of commitment towards players, we will all see how committed they are to the coaching staff after recruiting well runs dry and results stay poor.

Anonymous said...

9:57 Spot on !

Anonymous said...

I would agree as well with that unfortunately. Disappointed is how I feel as we end the year.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me how the Region I Camp works?
I am looking for some insight as to how this works. If you play up, does that mean you have to continue to play up in camp as well? Or do you have the opportunity to play your birth year again next go around if you weren't successful in being selected for a team this time? Its all confusing to me as we are new to this situation. Any advice appreciated.

Anonymous said...

715 Don't waste your money!

Anonymous said...

My daughter said she loved the camp, had a great time,and wants to go back.

Anonymous said...

658 Bucks won because there was no disruption of a parent they probably would of won game in the fall as well.

Anonymous said...

7:15 - My experience is that if a player is playing up she has the option of attending the assigned year camp or the age appropriate camp. Of course, you should check with your state program for guidance. And yes, this would give two chances at selection for a particular age group. However, if attending camp at an age group up, she may not be eligible for the region pool at the appropriate age.

Anonymous said...

According to u14 National Training Camp. Kylie Daigle originally from SJEB, now Penn Fusion is positioned as Defender ? She has been midfield as a soccer player. I guess good for her for going to training camp.

Anonymous said...

1:33 not cool mentioning a player by name!

Administrator - please delete the above post

Anonymous said...

1:36 What is wrong with the comment? It is a compliment, it seems to me. Nothing derogatory there. Settle down.

Anonymous said...

IF you read any soccer forums you will know it turns negative 100 percent of the time. It should never be done. Not sure why the moderator is allowing it.

Anonymous said...

1:33 is most likely her Daddy . He likes to stroke his ego on here and all social media outlets . His daughter is here today but will most likely be gone tomorrow . Enjoy the ride Daddy while it lasts .

Anonymous said...

Her name is on the National Training Center Roster, BY NAME. It must be her daddy, He would be the only one who has a problem with this. Why is being known as a defender a slap in the face ???

Anonymous said...

Excuse me can you 02 parents please move onto the next blog there are many more 02/01 in the NT pool over there. This blog is dedicated for the 03's now.

Anonymous said...

2:38 It hasn't changed yet. So go back down to your blog.

Anonymous said...

It likely is a silly parent thinking it is somehow a good idea to have their player discussed on an anonymous forum. I guess it is a good idea if you like reading negative things about your kid.

Anonymous said...

Her Daddy is an arrogant ass who's not even liked by his own team parents . I feel bad for his daughter . His behavior seems to be rubbing off on her .

Anonymous said...

This is an all time low for people to come down on parents (dad or mom) many parents sacrifice endless hours for their daughter only to come one hear make rude remarks. Grow Up! & 2:38 is correct go to the U14 blog if you are these types of parents there are plenty of people on there that talk about parents. Keep this blog clean and respectful.

Anonymous said...

Since PF Daddy is allowed to talk about his kid we should give mention to the truly talented players out there .

Ione Fetsko match fit playing year up
Bryana Pizarro east meadow rostered up at u15
Briana Sayoc east meadow playing a year up on u14 national team
Hannah Blodget PDA

Those are the players to watch !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Matchfit has a few players to watch at u14 as 2002's. They have sent a few to NT training in CA as well. this board was crickets just a week ago not it's hot topic.

Anonymous said...

Definitely wrong name of girl playing a year up from east meadow. I will not post correct name out of respect for privacy but it is easy to look up.

Anonymous said...

Agree! Match Fit and East Meadow have a lot of talent . Will be fun to follow their journey .

Anonymous said...

Yes Agree East Meadow team at U14 is heavy on the 02 side and currently sits at #6 rank in the ECNL league heading into San Diego for playoffs. There goalie was called over as well. If you paid attention daddy's the ECNL website provides you players names and player resume go ahead and look at East Meadow's team.

Anonymous said...

I would be shocked if there is a better 03 girl than the 03 east meadow player. I have only seen her play smaller sided. She is the most skilled player i have watched in the full 02/03 age group.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info East Meadow Dad!

Anonymous said...

5:25 must be the jealous PF Daddy !

Anonymous said...

Real Classy! I hope your clubs don't act in the same manner.

Anonymous said...

@5:25
If you have time and are near any of the Delco Cup fields check out #10 on South Shore U12. Great skills

Anonymous said...

I thought the dads from PF and East meadow girls mentioned above were friends? They must be competing for something

Anonymous said...

I wonder where the new five PDA players are from? Anyone know??

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