There is no possible way you people are adults. This has got to be a bunch of kids trolling the site during study hall posting this nonsense.
Pda has tryouts Thursday, anyone still going?I will be there and starting to Become familiar with many players and parents after four years. I'm sure several people putting them down will be there too. Should be fun to see some of you and wonder what you really think?I'm sure the girls from rage, Rush, sJeb won't be there, way to far even if they wanted change. MF and WC are in bad shape at this age group, anyone considering them yet?
Tryout season is over. Thank goodness. Poachers go back into your Holes. No means No. Now we can get back to fun and the beautiful game. Good luck to all the great kids and families out there.
Nobody is putting kids down on this blog as I read back. I see more congrats and up-talk about specific teams and rumor mill of players. So for 950 to direct a post of putting kids down than he/she is a little protective or has issues among his own teams current and older.
@955 exactly what was said to put any child down?!?!? The removed post stated that coaches and parents are eating ZXYB for thinking they had elite players. They were advised to take off the blinders. It's not directed at any club or child. What am I missing?!?!?
It wasnt poster 9:55 who said it. It was poster 9:43 who said kids are being insulted. 9:55 addressed 9:43 to ask who he is addressing. Sheesh.
Yes it was the 910, 929, and the 1first 943 comment that was deleted that started all the pointing of kids being insulted and asking for people to reveal themselves. Thus why his post have been deleted.
Lets talk technology. Does anyone have a concern about their moving to a #5 ball? I for one think the #5 ball is too big, too heavy for U13 girls. Plus, given the focus and raised awareness with concussions, if i had my choosing, I would like to see them stick with a #4 ball for another year. I get it, traditionally the #5 is the real ball and everything else is kiddie sized balls, but the #4 is a good sized ball, properly weights for 11 and 12 year old legs and tendons, and wont scramble their brains as easily if someone gets caught out.
@9:29917, what team are you from big talker?Are you that perfect, please tell us more.Ha, ha - now you are gone and have no response.Reading back I don't see a 9:17 post. I believe your trying to address @8:17. Guess your not perfect yourself!
I agree a size 4 ball is the way to go and provides more confidence than a size 5. For those who play futsal look at how much control girls/boys gain from using a smaller ball.
the size 4 ball comments are so bad..
2:30you must be joking or pretty clueless. A size four ball is better for kids at this age in so many ways. Player development, safety, more control. Why do you think there is recommendations by US Soccer for kids to stay on small sided fields for longer? I think they will eventually use a size 4 ball. Experts say it benefits children.
Maximus r now Arsenal
MF tryouts are over but hearing a few will be coming to training sessions.
Agree on size 4. The weight difference between a 4 and 5 noticeable. And that extra weight makes it harder to take flight, and upon impact with the head, more likely to do more damage. As far as small sided, I think in 2 years all of soccer below U13 will be 8v8 or it looks like US Soccer and EDP are promoting the 9v9 game on a traditional 8v8 field.
Did I see that correctly??? Size 4 ball for safety reasons??? Go put on a diaper
civilized society is not for you.when your daughter gets sidelined for a season, cant attend school functions and is blurry laying in bed, then i'm sure your approach will change. until then enjoy being a complete tool.
My daughter had been out twice in the past yeat from concussions. First during a practice second from a game. Any chance we have to limit the possibility of them should be taken. That's all.
702 you have been on here all day posting the most immature comments.
Am I really? That statistic above proves how wrong you re and right I am. Hockey- Football- Lacrosse have more concussions then boys soccer. All those sports where nothing to do is heading a pumped up ball. Its very very very rare of a confusion to happen bc of too many "Head balls". So your stupid statement about changing the size 5 ball to a size 4 is just another excuse. Sad
We're not talking about boys soccer. We're talking about girls soccer. I guess you're on the wrong blog!
8.56An excuse for what? You don't think concussions are a serious problem?
Safety is only one of the reasons for using a smaller ball at young ages. Do you care about better player development?
856 I think your a sad if your thinking people are using it as an excuse and your probably the individual stating people are putting down girls. The information that someone took the time to research was shared and should be appreciative. People are not making excuses by using a size 4 v 5 safety is a concern in all sports. I guess your one those who could care less if your child wears bicycle helmet. Get a clue! It's a discussion not an excuse.
May 13, 2015 at 8:56 AM has rocks in his head and a 3rd grade education. Of course he isn't worried about head injuries.
I doubt 8:56 is a parent and If he is' he's not a good one. Every parent is concerned about safety for children. Probably some ignorant coach who shouldn't be working with children.
I saw a trainer deflate a ball before a championship game last weekend at the half. Shhhh.
Wait a minute I also saw many people video recording as well is this considered a punishment to not draft anymore players onto teams. lol
deflate gate.you parents are too funny.good thing none of us kiddies take you all too seriously.
I think the girls should play with a foam ball and helmets to really be safe. I'm considering swimming, not many injuries there.
Could these immature comments be from TSF coaches? They sound like it.
It's going to be a quiet summer on here until the brackets come out for EDP and NPL come August.
If you read the many articles written about youth soccer and heading the ball children should not head the ball til high school. The only thing shown to decrease the rate of concussion related to heading is neck strength which does not develop til around high school age. Once they reach that age they need to be properly trained on the technique. Brandi Chastain says kids this age should be working on foot skills and their love of the game. Cindy Parlow Cone says until high school the focus should be on coordination ,technical skills and spatial awareness. They should also work on jumping, landing and strengthening the neck. So parents before you get up in arms about the safety of a size five ball when it comes to heading you should do your research or at least talk to your pediatrician. The point is these girls are to young to be heading soccer balls.
I know this is a U12G blog but does anyone know which is the best lgue to be in going into the U10 F season? When does EDP start - U11 ? thanks
I believe EDP starts at U11. Not sure what leagues for U10 and under.
The top u10 teams play in the u11 EDP lower brackets.
u10 you have maps, jags, northern counties, nycsl, etc depending on where you live. At that age, worry about her training, playtime, and happiness, but not in that order. Even if she is on PDA, etc at that age, there is no guarantee she will stay at that level without the right training and being happy.
946 Totally agree! Look how many changes have occurred since this group was U10. Does anyone know if PDA Nova and Match fit have sent out there final invites or are they still determining the rosters?
Initial invites went out. Wait list invites could happen once the rejections come in
these are what refs should be most concerned about, safety of the players. cleats, shinguards, no jewelry, and securing the field. http://www.anchoredforsafety.org/incidents.htmlvery heart breaking , 39 deaths 57 serious injuries. In comparison, a ref missing an offsides is kind of immaterial.
Most of these deaths and injuries had to do with kids playing around on the goal not during games...
Why would anyone want to go to mf? There are so many better alternatives
Any scores this weekend's games?
MF Def. has good training and this is the year to start. Waiting until,your 15 is way too late.
new gotsoccer rankings just came out. they ranked ranked this u12 blog about 900 points higher than the U15 blogspot. Definately not a quality thing just quantity. Gotsoccer is a bit flawed that way, but we can feel really boastful and proud that somewhere on some list, we are at the top!! lets keep it up.
Rosters are never final. MFA is a great place, anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what they are talking about. Lot of that here. So what the current U12 team is not great. By the time they are U14 15 months from now, they will have the first or 2nd best team in the state.
WOW! 10:13 you are dreaming!! The tryout turnout was embarrassing to say the least...good luck! MF is all screwed up. OPEN YOUR EYES and EARS!!
Wow, what is happening over at SJEB ? They are losing at least 3 players. 1 going to FC Bucks, 1 going to Penn Fusion. Don't know where other one is going but she is on the EPYS ODP lineup. I thought their coach was "the best in NJ " They were a very strong team.
Weekend game scores? I'm sure njx lost or they would have posted from parking lots.
MatchFit will draw talent give it time. Look at the older teams they end up being successful when parents realize they want the ECNL unless they are on a strong NPL team.
MatchFit at the older age gets worse big rosters 25+ unless your daughter is a starter you are wasting your money. They rotate the others for weekly games and even when they do suit up they may not play. You are spending LOTS of money to just be on MF??!!?!? Really!!! And rumor has it that they are in financial straits so there will be lots of changes coming; coaches leaving, etc.!!!
MatchFit is fine and if your unhappy because you are one the parents not getting playing time at the top level I think it's called a reality check movement now for your elder plauer.
Does anyone know how Cherry Hill did in State Cup?
CH lost in Semi.
MF lost on Friday night and won on Sat. Why do you care??? Get a life.... Your kid is 11/12........
Njx or mf b team, Maybe they care because they play in your same division and age group. And some teams don't update their scores. Njx always in attack response mode and always same bs about 11 and 12 year old girls. Nobody said anything about the girls, wake up, it's you they are talking about.
PDA Crew bests SDFC Rage
So got dear by both mf and pda b teams and Pda a team in last two weeks. This team is very average this year, had a few lucky games last year. Heard the good players are at tryouts for better teams.
Did you mean , so got beat?
"So got dear by both mf and pda b teams and Pda a team in last two weeks. This team is very average this year, had a few lucky games last year. Heard the good players are at tryouts for better teams"Do you realize you are a mental midget with no life? When you post your 3rd grade mentality posts, can you at least have an adult proof read them? Keep hiding behind your key board big boy.
Season is coming to an end, will there be a lot of player movement among the top teams in NJ? I'm assuming PDA teams will be picking additional talent as they have always done year over year as the girls get older. Did Galaxy/Nova/Crew/Shore pick up newer players?
Having been through tryouts for the previous four years, it seems tryouts start earlier and earlier every year. This is ruining the spring season for many families and teams. Are there any opinions or thoughts of the powers that be to move tryouts to early June or at least keep tryout decisions quiet until after the season?I have seen coaches miss treat kids that are leaving their teams. I have seen a lot of awkward feelings on the sidelines with parents, coaches and even the kids on the field and in practices. Kids that are not invited back stop showing up to practices and games. It is really an awful experience for all.
1248 I agree U.S. Club and USYS needs to put a starting date cap on tryout dates and expected roster locks. June is the right time to start tryouts since carding expires end of July. No need to have tryouts in April and beginning of May when half a spring season, state cup games and final tourney's are yet to be played. This past year has been awful for many teams since the winter season caused a late start then most teams jumped right into tryouts. Doesn't make sense.
its a bad cycle these early tryouts. the earlier people do tryouts, the earlier the next do. sometimes first to offer gets the player. snooze and lose. many teams give offers and need to know within 72 hours else they go to next on the list. thus if you like that squad, you have to advise them in quick order. I dont think US Club etc can police it. perhaps they could have a rule that no team can have formal tryouts held before a certain date though I think June 1 is too late. then, you can allow players to invite kids to practices though not a formal tryout process. thats not ideal either, kids who are on the bubble seeing new kids on their training fields taking up their coach's time and effort instead of that effort flowing itno those who are part of the team, paid their monies. But you could never really police having kids coming to practice just put a freeze on early tryouts. let the kids, teams, coaches, etc. enjoy their spring.
Quite Simple solution really. Tryout Weeks (2). No cross-practicing prior that. NPL and ECNL teams could certainly agree to something that simple. If your caught - you lose job as trainer/coach. As of now it's a complete cluster... for all involved or not involved in the process. I can't imagine coaches, players, or parents would say they enjoy the spring season once April comes along.
Some teams are holding preliminary tryouts for the following fall at the end of the previous fall season and into the winter.It is incredible.Parents are forced to play the tryout game as well. I've heard of several who have accepted offers and paid a small fee only to turn around and accept a position on another squad and walk away.Higher end academy teams already have contracts but the lower end teams are getting abused a bit. Contracts are going to have to become a normalcy for any higher end team. Might even have to trickle into towns that are running 'elite' type teams with 'pro' coaches.Well, if you like drama, youth soccer is an interesting place to be.
@ 4:04pm:Coaches use guest play at tournaments as a recruiting/evaluation tool anyway.Practices leading up to those tourney's would be requested.Loopholes will be abused. Haha
Bottom line you can't stop parents/players from moving anyway with or without tryout limits. It's part of youth organizations everywhere if you you and your child can't handle it than it's time to find and do something else. I bet the top 10 players on any team can care less.
"If you and your child can't handle it, find and do something else."That is really mean spirited and dismissive. Everyone on this blog loves the sport and are not going anywhere.
It's not mean spirited he/she is straight to a point. Yes everyone on here loves soccer but there comes a time and point when you and your daughter get tired of how girls come and go and how tryouts are handled. Then it might be time to just not place your child in that competitive environment anymore and find a team she can just have fun.
@5:29Kind of funny.You do realize this is a forum, right?My point being, you seem to be shutting down dialogue instead of promoting.I thought the convo was going in an interesting direction.Fun to discuss ideas. Even if they may be unrealistic.
Top 10 players do care as they see friends leaving their team. What if your daughter played on SJEB and are leaving to go to Penn Fusion. You think that is healthy for the team in the spring season when the top players are leaving? I have seen players that coaches were very loyal to, leave their team in the early spring and left the team with no goalie. You think that is teaching good lessons to kids. Face fact, 99% of these girls aren't going anywhere to play soccer after college, so aren't they supposed to learn life lessons from sports? what does leaving early do to the rest of the team? what does a top girl leaving do to morale for the remainder of the season if she plays the spring season out? It is competitive sports, i get it, but team offers should not disrupt the commitment coaches and clubs have made to players and knowing someone is leaving in early spring is not in the best interest of anyone.
@917 I guess you know SJEB's not only losing one player then. Like the prior posts said parents/players will leave and go it doesn't matter with tryouts starting early or late. As they get older tryouts become meaningless for top level teams because they already know whom they will drop and pick up based on guess players practicing throughout the year. If your playing on a top level team morale will feel very low every spring as a coaches can't keep every parent/player happy. Even PDA loses out and gains year after year.
People should not point out specific teams or players when they do not know what they are talking about. Yes, SJEB players are leaving but all fulfilled their obligation to the team. The teams contract is mid May to mid May. The new team will start together this week. The team was all there for the last game on Saturday. Therefore none of the girls abandoned their time during the spring season. SJEB contract for that team has traditionally started the year with a summer season with a tournament on Memorial Day weekend.
Is the EDP Spring Season complete this weekend because I know there are several teams still finishing out the schedule. So for those teams that had players leave already do they still play to finish up league schedule.
Could be worse. Three players are on the move from the Penn Fusion team and we heard they are not allowed to play in the FC Delco Players Cup tournament this weekend.What kind of message is that?
Because PF already has brought in there newer players to attend it! Message sent if your leaving than why continue reason why some clubs start there new contract May to May. Where are those girls going now? A lot movement going on now.
That's an odd time to start/end a season. The rest of the world I believe works on the Club calendar.
And what do you consider a club calendar, tryout calendar, carding calendar etc. Many clubs use Memorial weekend as there cutoff date from old team to new team.There is no outline for calendars for youth soccer. I've heard many coaches in central U.S. even choose by birthdates.
US Club Soccer 8/1-7/31. What clubs use Memorial day?
Most contracts for Coaches are up after Memorial Day tournaments. While the US Soccer year is listed as going to 7/31 (which is really the birth year dates), I think we can all agree that new teams will start practicing immediately after the Memorial Day tournaments.Tryouts should occur in early June, right after Memorial Day tournaments and while school is still ongoing, so as not to have tryouts when folks might be on vacation.Some teams had tryouts in mid-April.Crazy.
I agree 1st 2 or 3 weeks in June. Then you have the whole month of Mid-June and the whole month of July to finalize rosters. I've seen posted tryouts as early as December for current squad to join into spring and summer. Makes no sense.
The SJEB 03' West Girls team is looking for a Keeper if anyone knows of any players looking. If interested, please contact email@example.com.Thanks
SJEB needs a goalie now how many players are they losing? I've only know of 2.
This is the current U11 going to be playing U12 in the Fall. Our current Keeper is moving on bc she wants more field time. Our Team picked up a few good players going into next Fall.
Question for you all, how do you get rid of a disaster parent, or help them become less of a disaster? So annoying.
Easy if the disaster parent has a child on the team that is on the top part of the roster it's the coach's responsibility to assist. If it is a parent with a child on the bottom part of the roster just ask them to leave.
Whos responsibility is it to ask them to leave? Another parent can't do that. The coach isn't always the one to do this. There are managers above him and owners above them. I had a problem where the environment was really bad. Everyone knew there was a problem but no one would take action, They ended up losing a lot of good players because several parents were out of control, yelling at refs, telling the coach what to do, coaching from the side lines, etc.
If this is the environment on a team then no wonder why good players left and it's going to time you should look as well. Parents set a tone for a team that is unacceptable.
We've been on the same team for the last 4 years and every other year a disaster parent shows their ugly face. once it was inbred, someone who developed ugly, and another it was a new addition. the coach misunderstands their kid and she is really far better than the coach believes and its favoritism or that he didnt see her amazing plays off the ball, or she hasnt hit her growth spurt yet all great excuses for a lack of performance and thus play minutes. whether inbred or new bad apple, it almost always stems from play minutes. and they just want to chew in your ear, and no matter how far you move away from them, they want to stand around the sidelines and annoy the living hell out of you, ruin your fun with the great parents on the team. emails and letters and phone calls trying to gain your support. support for what?! its soccer. your kid isn't playing well. she gets great attention and opportunity in training, but she struggles come game time. the coach treats her fairly, doesn't yell at her , gives her ideas and suggestions, but she plays a bit to a lot less than those who have figured it out. to bad mouth our coach, and make everyone miserable? Leave!!! Please!!!
Maybe it's time for you to leave and just listen to the Southwest Commercial "Gotta Get Away". lol
8:25, This sounds so strange to me. So teams we may play next week, will be different than if we had played them this week? I know the two ECNL clubs don't operate this way, but you are saying most others do. Sorry to harp on this, just sounds so strange.
104 that's the norm now. Most clubs start new rosters after memorial weekend. Training and tournaments as the spring season is over. The PA ECNL/NPL clubs do this as well, but the NJ ECNL follow club carding since they are not in as much need to move kids around.
bad parents are just part of the landscape. not always the case, but with bad parents, usually there is a bad kid. not always, but usually. its the coach's job to deal with it.
What leagues end before Memorial Day? EDP/JAGS/ECNL/NPL do not.
EDP and Jags are scheduled at the coach's election so they very much can be wrapped up before the holiday. Many push to wrap up before the holiday so they can do touranments after the holiday with the upcoming fall roster.
Any thoughts for Delco Players Cup and EDP Spring Cup. NJ Rush will take the Spring Cup as for the Delco Players Cup could be up in the air.
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