Obviously the educational and recruiting advantage in youth sports can be bought and paid for like many things in this society. Good for the kids that persevere and get to realize their dreams by more difficult route.
Njx is losing teams and players across the board. U13 board lit up with angry parents. We can all hate PDA, but this crap doesn't happen there. MF is a joke and getting worse.
MF will end up re-establishing themselves by U14. They are an ECNL club so by U14 talented girls will end flocking to them.
12:37-You can spend all your savings on training and development and the BIG ACADEMIES, but you cannot BUY talent, period!!!!! You either have it or you don’t. You need to be an athlete first and then a soccer player and with great efforts of commitment, time and sacrifices that are made to be one of the best. You can’t buy a college coach either, because once your daughter is out there and she can’t perform, shame on the coach. Therefore, you can’t buy talent…you are born with it. I wonder how many trainers are laughing to the bank when they see players that don’t have an ounce of athleticism in their bones…but parents are willing to pay hoping they will BLOOM!
@@'Why take any chances. Smart parents will relocate to Germany and have your girls train there. January 20, 2015 at 10:04 AM 'Don't joke about bringing your kids to Germany...cause the Germans are coming here!!Bayern recently partnered with GPS, a development program in the Northeast. From Bayern’s perspective, what’s the goal, the long-term vision there?“The goal is to hope that we will become a brand, an important brand in U.S. soccer. We’ve not come to search for easy money, fast money, as maybe other people are doing. We think that soccer in the U.S. is right now becoming more and more popular, interesting. And we have many supporters here. We want to be present, and we think we can help improve instruction of kids. To improve the soccer. What can we do? We can offer a lot of experience, our strategy, and the way our coaches instruct kids or adult players....."http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/the91stminute/2015/01/bayern-munichs-paul-breitner-breaks-down-bayerns-future-role-in-u-s-development/?utm_source=All&utm_campaign=General+-+1-21-15-2&utm_medium=email"
From Germnay's DFB site:AMATEURS: FOOTBALL IS THERE FOR EVERYONEThe DFB has never invested more into grassroots football than they did in 2014. During the DFB’s annual general assembly in Weimar, it was decided ... to increase financial support....The funds will help sustain Germany’s main idea regarding football: Football should be affordable for everyone and everyone should be able to play football. Today and in the future. ... Children pay an average of three euros, while adults play six euros. The entire family (two grown-ups, two children) pay roughly nine euros a month.
@129I guess there's no hope for any of these young girls then. They are 11 and they only have a shot of playing soccer if they are perfect players now I guess. So glad I do not live with you. You must run around screaming the sky is falling. I have been an athlete my whole life. I've met many others and there is only one trait that counts above all: dedication. Without that, no amount of God given talent counts. Oh and try not to talk to your 11 year old about your opinions. Because it appears that she will be doomed in life if she believes what you do. No one is born perfect
@2:48 Well Said! CCommitment, Dedication, Heart will can over come any gifted player. Not every girl has the height of Abby Wambach, or the Speed of Morgan or Leroux. The most athletic player on the WNT is Hope Solo and she is a the keeper. So there is a place for each girl let them dream at 11-12 years old and as parents give them the opportunities if it is given to you. Success or Fail at least they had the experience they remember the rest of there lives.
Jan 20 10:26 poster: it has certainly happened to PDA, and undoubtedly will happen again, unless they change their ways. Two years ago, not one but two U13 girls teams left PDA north, en mass, and went to Matchfit. Including the coach of the second team. Those players are now the Matchfit NPL U15 team, and some are on the ECNL team.PDA coaches have also forgotten to bring their coaching and player cards to state cup game(s) and have had to forfeit and exit state cup during the first round. There are countless other horror stories in the not so distant past. Just ask former PDA players. NJX has not cornered the market on bad behavior and unacceptable errors.
Gloucester Twp, NJ, January 22, 2015 - New Jersey Rush Soccer Club announced today that Rage FC Premier has agreed to a merger with NJ Rush. Rage FC Premier will bring six premier level girls teams and two premier level boys teams into the NJ Rush family. They will be based out of the New Jersey Rush facility located in Gloucester Twp, NJ. The merger will expand the opportunities for growth and development for the Rage FC Premier players and coaches. Rage FC Premier has built a strong program in the 4 years since their inception that has included 5 State Championships. Their teams will now join an already strong group at NJ Rush that boast 6 currently reigning NJ State Champions.“We are happy and proud to welcome the Rage FC Premier teams into the New Jersey Rush family,” said Sandeep Mehtani, Executive Director of NJ Rush. “We are impressed with the level of play among their teams and the high quality of coaches who have led in their development. With the addition of the Rage FC Premier teams, NJ Rush continues to be on the cutting edge of player and team development, not only in New Jersey but in the region and throughout the country.”Combining forces with New Jersey Rush, the Rage FC Premier teams will now have more opportunities for advancement, as players will be a part of a Rush program that has a national presence and, in some cases, international opportunities.“I am excited that our club has the opportunity to join the Rush family,” said Rage FC Premier President Dave Debreceni. “We have worked hard over the past 4 years to develop players skills with the goal of competing at the highest levels. Joining Rush is the next logical step to continue this. I believe the development goals and model of the Rush program will allow our players to continue to grow; providing pathways that we cannot provide today.”Following the lead of Rush International, NJ Rush continues to spread “the Rush Way” philosophy of coaching and training throughout New Jersey. Their model of affiliating with grass-roots programs like those at Highland Youth Soccer Club and Hamilton Girls Soccer Club, gives NJ Rush something that no other academy level program in New Jersey can offer. Most academy level programs in New Jersey acquire players at older ages who have already progressed beyond the formative years of player development. Through their affiliation model, New Jersey Rush is able to influence and develop players, as early as 4 years of age, using the most modern “best practice” teaching methods. New Jersey Rush is clearly on the cutting edge with their player development model and proving to be a strong leader in the New Jersey soccer community.For more information about New Jersey Rush Soccer Club or their affiliate and player development programs, contact Executive Director, Sandeep Mehtani, at email@example.com.
Holy *&#@!! PDA must be shaking in their cleats!! Rush poised to take over as top academy program in the state.
I got that e-mail this morning, my decision has been made. Next year we will be leaving the number one club in the country and heading over........... not.
Great comeback. What was talk to the hand taken?? What year is it?
Did I read that correctly "6 Premier level girls teams and 2 premier level boys teams" Is that correct? lol GPS, NJ RUSH can merge or take over clubs here and there but there will only be a few select clubs to truly go to PDA and Match Fit after everything is all said and done.
FC Copa was busted at nationals for playing illegal players last year. PDA's card drama was a stupid, brain fart moment. Copa's card drama actually required pre-meditated thought and planning. PDA's was at states. Copa's was at nationals. PDA's occurred outside of Philadelphia. Copa parents trolling blogs - where were nationals? How far did those players have to travel?
That's gonna be one heck of an NPL team
Question for some PDA parents....since there isn't a U9 blog. I'm thinking about trying out my daughter for PDA in May or so for the Fall season, which will be U10. Is there a lot of politics involved to get her on the "A" team? She's a great talent, but I know how some of these clubs work. They don't want to cut kids off the A team, so they offer you a B tm proposal. I live close to an hour away so I don't think it's worth it to travel that far if you're not on the top team. I understand the training is really good, but there is also good training other places that are much closer...Thoughts? Thanks
(1:44PM) No politics, they take the best and cut the worst so if you want your daughter in the cattle shoot until someone else pushes her out then that is the place for you. Your comment is laughable. All PDA does is cut players and then take the next best thing. PDA will always have some type of success. And like that TRUTH guy said, the King stays the King. But sometimes the King gets overthrown and my opinion is that the King's antics are antiquated and a model that isn't working for the educated soccer family with a middle class income. With coaching education being extremely available and accessible and the interest in soccer growing daily in this country, families no longer have to be beholden to the King because there are plenty of great programs with knowledgable and caring coaches. This Rage / Rush merger is interesting and definitely places Rush as the major player in South Jersey soccer. And while the merger is quite interesting, all of the unknowns that come with the merger are even more interesting. What happens from here? Who else moves to strengthen that club? Time will tell. This is one to watch.
Ok, I'll be the first to say it. Rage brought 8 teams into the merger. Of those, only the Renegades qualifies as an elite team and even they were still playing 8v8 and had their own challenges ahead going full sided. Rage the club was a survival risk and that's why they threw in the towel. ALL of their teams were parentally coached. Great website, nice uniform kits etc, but they we never the real deal just another start up faux academy. They merged rather than suffer a slow steady demise and for that I say they did the right thing for those 8 teams. Rush benefits by eliminating another competitor and getting one good team to work with. Beyond that it's not a landscape changer in any way.
Why bring FC Copa into conversation? This is the PDA blog. Lol. PDA ha enough issues of their own without confusing them with someone else's. Lots of drama between north vs. south, and north second team fighting for an identity other than the forgotten stepchild.
2:34 Well said and totally agree it gives the teams that are not categorized as an Elite team somewhere to play in future or have the backing from RUSH to pull more quality players onto those teams to get there. It will take time to digest and if they continue the "RUSH WAY" it should be a good decision for club. In my eye's it's not technically a merger more a bigger brand taking over a mom & pop shop that has done well in the past years but needed that extra backing to put them where the big boys play.
How does the RUSH model differ from Matchfits?
RUSH Model is to take over high level playing teams which are establish within there network of clubs that pay the Dunkin Donut franchise fee in Hamilton, Highland, and now Rage and make them RUSH teams this is extra $$ to parents. MatchFit a little identical but with a bigger network but instead affiliate with clubs instead. Holmdel, Summit, Montclair, Parsippany, Berkeley and forming teams within that network than at U14 merging the best players to play ECNL. Continued opportunities to girls to always attend and make the ECNL squad. A little more like PDA with the affiliates. PDA has North, South, and Shore clubs.
The funny thing is that there has been no mention on the other age groups blogs about the merger. I guess it was only brought up in this blog due to the 1 team being worthy of an premier status. So you know it was someone from the team that posted the merger details. I can see a battle of U12 teams in the NJ Rush Club, who will prevail?
The flip side to not cutting players are mediocre teams. Kudos to the clubs who thought at U8-U10 they could develop talent by having no cuts. Looks like time has caught up with those who didn't do cuts. I always wondered why these clubs/teams had "tryouts." If you don't cut, why advertise for players??
Well if club is not attracting enough players to fill teams then you can't cut. Can someone tell me the average numbers of players that get cut on PDA top teams from U13 to U16?
Will rush and rage combine teams. That will be nice to have another quality club in the south.
Rush hamilton and now Rush Rage are definitely going to be battling for top. The two clubs are ro far apart from eachother in location and they both have teams with a full roster. I'm sure Hamilton might not be feeling to happy about that. And for the Head of Rush, it's $$, business for them.
Are people that crazy to be blogging at 1am in the morning. lol Doesn't matter Rush nationwide organization I'm sure they will figure things out among the clubs in NJ. Of course $$ are involved and I'm sure tuition will be raised to accommodate the fees.
For the comment on the 1am poster....you don't knoe their situation. they could work different hoursFor the person with the getting cut question. I heard TSF cuts a lot, but I know some clubs won't especially at a young age like U8 to U10 or so
Spring EDP bracketshttp://events.gotsport.com/events/default.aspx?EventID=43269
So PDA Galaxy, Crew and Shore are in the same bracket?
3 PDA teams in the same bracket, I'm calling it now 1 of those teams will end up very unhappy by season's end. Plus PDA's U11 team moved up to play in the 2nd division 11v11.The 8v8 bracket will have compelling discussion once again.
The real issue for Pda is playing each other in league when I'm sure they scrimmage all the time togetherDoesn't leave them with many games, but it doesn't look like their coach likes to play games anyway
Wow 3 PDA teams plus the south playing in high level brackets. This will only achieve what they are aiming for in 2 years, a top notch ECNL team at U14/U15.
Galaxy (+ 1 player from Nova with legacy) is the ECNL team. Perhaps some Crew players earn a bench spot as a token gesture and to provide hope so the parents keep them at PDA, If anyone thinks any PDA Shore players are making the ECNL team, PDA has done a wonderful job selling TR the new uniforms.
Crew is a very good team and they have about 2 or 3 I would imagine that could make the jump. There will be a few from Galaxy that get asked down and a few that will leave for 100% playing time somewhere else(careful what you wish for). They will also pick up at least 3 or 4 over next year and that will make the ecnl team... Problem is that they will have to play MF, WC and a bunch of other teams that won't be strong for some time, if ever. Going ecnl and staying there could get very boring until u15 , 16 and 17.
Can njx confirm they won't be playing in spring together.
7:59am - Very Good insight and good outlook to what to expect. Like you said PDA North is in a tuff jam with being ECNL and you may be correct that there will not be competitive teams to play until U15+. Hopefully there will be more crossover games among the NPL teams as well.
9:47am. Hence the problem with ECNL. Just because it's the top league in the country it does not mean it contains the top teams. If you look at the ECNL league at the older age groups you notice the vast difference in the good teams and bad teams. Some teams are getting beat 6-0 every game.PDA as a group isn't as strong as it once was. There is so much talent being developed at other clubs with better coaching than you will find at PDA. It's no coincidence that the A team has lost to a team within the State (SDFC). The gap is getting smaller and to think otherwise is naive.
Agreed time will only tell, I think EDP in the NY, NJ, PA, DE has done a nice job not segmenting the ENCL/NPL teams yet to assure less travel for parents for weekend games. I think with the spring league along with US Club State Cup games, the EDP Open Cup, and various strong tournaments (Jeff Cup, PDA Spring Kick Off, EDP Spring Cup, FC Delco). All this will provide the area teams good enough competition to keep our teams rank highly enough that hopefully teams from very far away like OH, VA, MD, NC come looking for games towards us in the future. Let them chase our region until U15.
“Wow, nix momma bear is gone..kinda sad. Hope she doesn't show up on our team.”“Njx is losing teams and players across the board. U13 board lit up with angry parents. We can all hate PDA, but this crap doesn't happen there. MF is a joke and getting worse.”"Can njx confirm they won't be playing in spring together."If you look at the EDP schedule someone posted, you will see they are listed, which would lead one to conclude they are playing in the spring. You’re obsession with this group of young girls is alarming. Chris Hanson may be showing up at your door (or sideline of your game) any day.
Okay...I am starting to feel bad for the NJX families/players. I could be wrong, but I am starting to think that the NJX hating is coming from that club/team itself. I don't think any other team's parents would keep knocking on that team like this, bringing so much negativity, unless it was a personal vendetta. Possibly a current parent of a child on the team that is feeling angry, or parent that has recently left and throwing their hate out there.
It's just the immature parents that post negativity on these blogs. There are plenty of parents that come on this blog to give/get information or insight of what is happening at this age level, myself included. Matchfit has ties with NJX if they are unhappy among all the age groups than how long will there affiliate the last parents should be happy they have the backing of Academy club. Has anyone seen a bad merger or affiliate the past 4/5 years occur and give an example if the club did not resign?
I think how NJX bills itself is very telling. On GotSoccer they are Holmdel NXJ Sol (MFA U-12). Is this because they want to remain known as NJX Sol? To keep their GotSoccer points? Their MF affiliation isn't too important to them hence the ( )? Or does this club has split personalities since they have 3 identifiers in their name?I think MF, WC, etc will get better as kids try out for those teams and leave their town teams. I don't think Galaxy cares too much about local competition. If they did they wouldn't have gone to Chicago last year to play.
5:38pm. Incorrect regarding Galaxy traveling to Chicago. The whole PDA girls side goes to Eclipse every year. Has nothing to do with local competition.
When the heck is Chris Hanson getting to this guys keyboard? NJX should change their name completely and leave the state the way this whacko obsesses with them. If my daughter played for them I would look into a restraining order. Coo-coo....
Don't ever move to Pda, you would accuse every other poster of being coo coo. Then again they would never want you, heard you are the biggest reason for njx problems. Has nothing to do with kids, all parents on this team.
“Wow, nix momma bear is gone..kinda sad. Hope she doesn't show up on our team.”“Njx is losing teams and players across the board. U13 board lit up with angry parents. We can all hate PDA, but this crap doesn't happen there. MF is a joke and getting worse.”"Can njx confirm they won't be playing in spring together.""I think how NJX bills itself is very telling. On GotSoccer they are Holmdel NXJ Sol (MFA U-12). Is this because they want to remain known as NJX Sol? To keep their GotSoccer points? Their MF affiliation isn't too important to them hence the ( )? Or does this club has split personalities since they have 3 identifiers in their name?""Don't ever move to Pda, you would accuse every other poster of being coo coo. Then again they would never want you, heard you are the biggest reason for njx problems. Has nothing to do with kids, all parents on this team."Move on already. Your obsessed. You're making a fool of yourself again. But I guess we have all come to expect that from your kind. Follow the example of the intelligent bloggers on here who add value, discuss different tournaments, leagues, developments at other ages or youth soccer in general. Your obsession with NJX is troubling. I guess now that Jackson is no more the haters need a new target.
7:26 has to a NJX parent. Funny how only a few months ago they were bragging about themselves.
I'm confused. The blog said NJX broke up, girls fled to other teams. Why would parents on a team that no longer exists be posting here still? Where did all their girls go? Why is MF pre-ECNL team playing in the 2nd division but NJX is listed in 1st division if they don't exist? I get so confused following this blog. And wouldnt the ECNL team be the top team? Its like Galaxy playing in 2nd division and Crew playing 1st? Or like LYON BLUE playing up a year instead of LYON.
NJX is still a team so give it up people. They will be playing this spring. Looks like the MFA team is playing preecnl teams in that division. Why are all these teams listed as 2nd division. Except for the two town teams who will have a tough time there. Then the "PDA"division is playing the same teams over and over again for the past two years. I don't understand the brackets. They do not make much sense. And no crossover games. So arsenal and TSF can play themselves for the twentieth time?
She is back. It all started with her Middletown rants and what a great town team they were.
@1147. I'm not NJX. I'm tired of these parents wishing ill on 11 year olds. It's OBVIOUS they are playing in spring. I'm just making comments about EDP brackets. You tell me why teams are all over the place.
Could someone explain why PDA allowed their three teams to play one bracket? They are all good but not equal. At all.
What other choice does Pda have? Galaxy will get the worst draw, but all other teams are pretty equal. The south division travel would be brutal, the north is very weak.
At 1150Sure your not
Its a shame Monika and Paul have a loon on their middle daughters team. They are such nice people and her girls love the program. I guess she'll have to speak to Mike and Glenn again about the code of conduct policy and how the parents who do not have older sibling in the program should act. She knows who you are btw. We should see the PDA conduct policy posted on here again soon.
Teams are probably in certain divisions because of the competition, don't want to travel too much, or aren't that good.
Thanks. But in some brackets. Teams ranked 120 are facing teams in top twenty. I know the gs ranks don't count for much but they do mean something.
NJX will field a team. They can draw from Holmdel to replace players. Or a player could jump ship and head to NJX knowing a spot is open.
Njx only lost one player and as we all know one player is not the team. Any other moves made by players over winter?
I wouldn't say 1 player is not the team. A single player that is very talented could be a game changer.If a team loses that game changer a coach may have enough talent left over from the team to adjust the formation to accommodate the missing talent. Either way players can rise or step up and you never know 2 years from now how the landscape will change.
At 11-12. No one player is a team unless you are talking travel or town level where one fast forward makes a difference. At academy and club level, you need more than one player. Dare I say at least 6 on field to play that level to compete. No one player is a team
Going to wildcats u13 team, this player had to be top 3. That will make a difference on this team.
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