ODP / TIP all extra training and exposure as well as Academy or ECNL. Just different avernues for those that cannot afford academy costs but want to continue to paly at higher levels.
Can someone explain the Rutgers/PDA scandal to me ?
Here we go, the troller has now moved to another blog to talk $hit and ruin another age group.Not a PDA fan either, but don't need people like you ruining the blog.This guy will consume the blog soon and ask and respond to himself for days. He has been on u12 blog and now needs to move on.Get a life, your daughter has no skill and was cut.
2:31 I agree who cares about a Rutgers/PDA on this blog they are u11 going to be u12 they are years away from playing at a collegiately. 1:40 go and hit up another blog.
Lol. I'm 1:40 and it was a legitimate question . I haven't posted anything else anywhere. My daughter played for PDA and we know players and parents there. I try and stay out of your stupid gossip but was interested when another parent told me to read the blog. I try not to talk soccer with the parents that my daughter used to play with. So I'm kind of out of the PDA loop. FYI She wasn't cut. Just a moral decision. Have fun living vicariously through your child. I hope they get that scholarship that your looking for. I started a 529 plan when she was born. I'm good !
when does this blog switch over to be U12G?
http://www.gotsport.com/asp/directors/tournament/vieweventteamscleanb.asp?EventID=38983&Group=Girls_12 Edp flights seem to have changed a little
PDA Galaxy , Nova, Holmdel, , and SJEB in the Stars of Mass tourney in Bpston Labor Day. Wow ! Should be interesting to see how they make out.
Yes Stars of Mass tourney should be a good one. Don't forget the 8v8 bracket with Rage FC and NJ Crush. Great representation from NJ teams.
PDA Galaxy is at 'Eclipse Select Challenge Cup, IL'. Should see how they perform well there.
PDA Galaxy won morning game 6-0...nice to see a NJ team do well
Galaxy won the second game as well, 4-0. They play Waza FC tomorrow afternoon for the bracket winner (Waza also clobbered the other two teams in the bracket). - EE
Galaxy lost to Waza.
They lost 1 0. Made semi final like every other PDA team.This is nice showing for NJ teams.
Agree 8:03. PDA has a plan for their top players and it's not racking up points at small potato tournaments. All3 entered PDA teams made semis and 1 is going onto finals. The consistency across the age brackets is impressive. Cincinnati is top dog in the U12-U14 brackets as all teams made finals. Not a PDA parent. But happy to see a NJ club hold their own against non-traditional competition.
PDA shut out again, didn't place
Made the semi finals against the best in country, not bad.What team are you with and where didn't you play this weekend tough guy? Try and be honest.
9:02 - Since you seem to know soccer, which OP team in this age bracket is the top team: Black, Green, or Red?I'll give you enough time to run over to GotSoccer so you can "guess" your answer.
Definitely red, have seen them play on several occasions. That was 8v8 though, I believe they have gone 11v11. I also know pipeline and holmdel played the two teams that beat galaxy, and while these scores were closer it shows I believe that the current crop at this age in the nj and midatlantic region is not at the top.
Who cares whose at the top at this age.
8:42 Agree who cares, they are u12. This was a pre-season tourney also so measurement get's thrown out the door. Teams develop and end up being very different come mid fall.
anyone know why copa changed from 11v11 to 8v8 and 2 teams? looks back a$$ward.
Nobody threw it out when pipeline and holmdel got best up at Jeff cup. Bottom line is at this particular age group nj is a little thin
9:12... Couldn't agree more. These same parents cheering on PDA success were the same throwing darts at NJX for the Rider cup. Why do we play the game? To win and see who is the best. It is our culture. Don't pretend to be above it.
Pipeline and Holmdel were not at the Eclipse tournament.If they were they would have been mentioned. Sounds like NJX parents taking here since they are comparing Jeff Cup to Eclipse tournament.
We will see in a couple weeks becuase NJX and Pipeline are bracketed in the Spirit Tourney vs. Cincy Premier(U12 Eclipse Champions). If Cincy rolls through them it just shows how strong competition is outside of the region. Top 3 U12 teams in Spirit United: Cincy Premier (OS) SJEB (NJ) OP Fire Red (ON)
11:33Let's also consider the possibility that Cincinnati is simply head and shoulders above the U12 field nationally - not just here in the Mid-Atlantic area.Based on their results it seems very few teams can play with them.
OP Black and Green are OS teams. Red should have gone of they are the best of the OP tree.
11:57 Agree thus the reason GS points do not mean anything until U14. There will be point chasers playing tourney's every month and true premier teams that choose to play 5-6 top level tournaments throughout the year.
The oh team is awesome, but at end of day it's all about one player up top. She is heads and shoulders above the rest of the girls, literally. She looks like a u16 player.
Yeah I heard that about the OH Red player, but they are playing 11v11. Bigger field less opportunites for 1 player to dominate.
There were some real beat downs against nj teams at jeff cup and waza won the tourney. The Cincy and strong Cali teams were there.At eclipse waza was beat by top hat 1 0 in semi and then top hat got real beat down by the Cincy team in finals. It's nice to see this kind of competition, and even better watching in person rather than checking web results. 3 goals given up in 4 games isn't a beat down and look what happened to waza who won Jeff cup.
There are few 8v8 teams that are strong as well.
It's impressive then that PDA Galaxy chose to go out to Chicago to play. Maybe some of the Jeff Cup teams should consider doing the same instead of going to Jeff Cup. Go out and play the competition instead of letting it come to you.
It's not just PDA Galaxy who choose to go out. The whole PDA girls side takes their teams to Eclipse year after year. Personally traveling that far for competition at young ages seems absurd. It's not like Galaxy are heads and shoulders above everyone else here in NJ, because they aren't. I wouldn't even put them 1st. They have lost to NJ teams in the past year. If they were beating everyone by 5-6 goals then go and travel. But they aren't. So doesn't seem to be worth the $$ at this age.
2:07 Agree about traveling that far for games(Chicago). It's ridiculous PDA would take U12/U13 teams that far and leaving other PDA teams in the same age group behind. Just shows that they are already segmenting out the other PDA teams in the state and showing who their “A” team will be.Teams at this age should not be traveling beyond the area if they cannot beat the area teams on a continuous basis.
i am going to disagree. I see PDA is doing this to get their girls used to playing teams from across the U.S. They are not going to continue playing NJ/local area teams. Their eyes are on development and eventually getting these girls into the college ranks should the girls want it. Sure the vision costs money and it may not pan out but who knows unless you try. If anyone at PDA doesn't share this vision their kid can always move to a different club. As far as I know, PDA younger female teams don't travel outside of NJ for tournaments. But wow. When they decide to travel, they go big. Props to them.FC Stars is a big tournament. See a lot of ECNL clubs in that age bracket. 3 from PDA and 2 from MF. Also some non-ECNL NJ teams going. Following your thinking, why are SJEB, TSF, STA, Rage, and Crush going?
So PDA eyes are on development for the 1 U12 team(Galazy)to go to Chicago but not give the other 3 PDA U12 teams(Crew, Nova, New Shore)the opportunity.How can you agree to that.
2:17 - "Teams at this age should not be traveling beyond the area if they cannot beat the area teams on a continuous basis."Another NJ parent focused on W/L. You're making the Garden State proud.
I think each PDA team decides their own tournament schedule.
Kids/Parents will travel wherever for the experience not just for development. Baseball has been doing this for years "Little League World Series" draws teams from out of the country. Ultimately it's for the girls experience. 99% of girls/parents at this age wouldn't pass up opportunites to play in other areas of the U.S. If there teams were capable of doing it.
Nova is a good team and would be able to compete in high level tournaments, but no way is Crew ready and Shore is a new team and certainly not ready for that.
7:50 sorry to burst your bubble but Nova much like any of the NJ teams would of struggled at top bracket at Eclipse, Jeff Cup, FC Stars Cup. If you look at the FC Stars Cup bracket it already gives you a sense. PDA Galaxy A team, PDA Nova B team, PDA Crew C team. The direction looks as if they will eventually pull from all PDA teams + Shore to form a ECNL team in 2 years. This will help identify their ECNL in 2 years.
Anyone who knocks any club for traveling & givingPlayers new experiences & new competition.Does not know what they are talking about.PDA older teams compete for national championships year after year.I think we will continue follow in the same foot steps,
Where will the new shore team play in?
PDA Shore in EDP. Central 2nd Division.
Any predictions for Spirit this weekend?
PDA oldest teams compete for ecnl championships because a) until last year they were the only game in town; and b) the ecnl is a closed system like a private golf club- members only allowed. I assure you their are teams right here in Region 1 who beat PDA on a regular basis but who are not in the ECNL. In the upcoming years, with more competition and PDA no longer having a monopoly, we will see more parity in girls soccer. Also don't believe the PDA hype about how great their second, third, fourth and fifth teams are. They play in a league only comprised of other ecnl second, third, fourth teams etc. NONE of these teams are competitive against good NPL teams and are not placed in any top brackets of any major tournament, excluding pda's own tournament. Lol.
@11:44 amThe only that you said that made sense was having parityWhich is a good thing.You act like you know your soccer but I don't think you do.1. You talk about PDA wins & losses. If you are a real student of the game. You will know wins & losses don'tMatter at this age. It's about your kid being technicallySound. Can he or she kill a pass first time and be ready for their second movement. Does your child know when to give the pass to an overlapping teammate, then run into open space for the return pass. Does your kid know how to draw defenders away to create open spaceses for her teammates toAttack. Etc.......2. Monopoly?. I took my kid to PDA. They did not come after me.3. PDA losing? That's soccer! All good teams lose.Do you think Brazil is whimpering in coroner from whatGermanny did to them. NO......They are back to work trying to get back on top.To sum this up.If I thought my son & daughter were not developing & progressing as players I would yank them out.I like PDA's "We will take on all-comers" regardless of wins & losses attitude.I think we're good.
9:15 "I think we're good" that's a laught. Keep donating to the PDA's revenue's. No dought PDA has been the top Academy program but with more and more MLS teams building true academy style programs under their wings and stiff competition with other pay to play style clubs the market will start getting narrow.
#1- Dought is spelled doubt#2 MLS academies are for boys#3 I am sure that PDA welcomes the competition#4 Sorry your daughter didn't make the team, I am sure she was upset.
Spirit BreakdownAztec Rapinoe (#10 MA)Lower Merion (#25 PAE)Cherry Hill (#12 NJ)OP Fire (#1 ON)IGF (#16 NJ)PHWM (#3 MD)FC Virginia (#2 VA)West Chester (#7 PAE)SJEB (#1 NJ)Cincinnati Gold (#1 OS)Pipeline (#1 MD)NJX (#6 NJ)The structure of the first bracket with barely one top 10 team seems odd.Semi-FinalsCherry Hill vs OP FireSJEB vs PipelineFinalsOP Fire over Pipeline
My Spirit Prediction:Semi-FinalsCherry Hill vs OP FireSJEB vs CincinnatiFinals:Cincinnati over OP FireRemember Cinncinnati been hiding playing up a year and recently won the Eclipse Tourney.
Cinncinnati will take it all
"Do you think Brazil is whimpering in coroners from whatGermanny did to them."I know Brazil lost in the finals to GERMANY, but I didnt know coroners were involved? Who died? If you meant to say Coronas, that is a Mexican beer.
I think thay ment tu sey corners. Must be the same speller hoo rote dought
Didn't expect SJEB to not make the semis of Spirit. Anyone see their games?
Is the format flawed? In 11v11 championship all four teams playing their first game beat teams playing their second game and 7 of 8 teams with more rest won.
I watched a lot of the Sjeb and NJX games. Sjeb just didn't look their sharpest and looked tired second game. Lot of rain out there today as well. NJX playing fresh against pipeline contrilled okay most of the game and won but missed chances. In their Cincy game the first 15 minutes were even but the huge Cincy girls wore them down. It was a decent game but Cincy is far and away the best team in the tourney. By at least 3+ goals over anyone. They have two strikers that are impossible to stop a whole game, as nj teams including NJX and PDA have seen recently. They also draw from a huge radius multi-state area in their region. Lastly the tourney did a bad job building these brackets, c and d and particularly d are way out of kilt with the quality in bracket a and even b to an extent. It's laughable.
Rage FC won top 8v8 bracket.
Rage, start playing 11v11 and stop beating these little girls playing 8v8. Pick up a couple new girls to fill a full sided field .
When a team like SJEB doesn't show up to play and don't win, instead of winning points they need to lose points on got soccer.
Surprised nobody is bashing the Cherry Hill team. As an opposing parent it did look like SJEB was trying new things on the field.
Why would anyone be bashing the Cherry Hill team?
Did you see the baching Cherry Hill got on here a few months back. You may want to go back and read the ignorant comments people wrote.
Watched the Cinci/OP Fire final game. A dad on the OP Fire team said their coach is a fanatic and they practice up to 4/5 times a week and all through the year. In 8v8, he said they had very close games with the Cinci team.Cinci team blew them out. They feature at least 15 athletic, speedy players that are interchangeable and they had #10 up top with size and killer acceleration, accounting for nearly every goal.With the way NJ/NY/PA teams are all split up with talent, hard to believe anyone will touch this team for a few years.
1:52pm. That should change once these girls hit the ECNL years. The best will congregate together on 1-2 teams in NJ and will compete. 1:07 - Cherry Hill Bashing was well deserved. A large majority of their players, coaches and families are animals. Looking to injure rather than play. It is ridiculous. I hope they change their ways.
Agree the Cincy team was very scary good. As parents we will see teams change year over year.If you look at OP Fire's older teams they are very poorly ranks and the Cincy team is what I call a once in life time little league world series team. Some girls may just get tired of practicing 4/5 days a week by age 13 when boys, school, and other sports come into play. Remember this is u12 we'll see more real results at u14.
Looks like njx is on a roll. Stars of Mass could be another no show for them. Looking at got soccer, this could be 6 tournaments straight without a single point. Maybe they should drop a bracket and try to compete and win.
2:29pm I think I heard during the final game that OP-Fire did not have the best player(striker) with them in the final vs. Cincy.She was red carded in the prior game vs. Cherry Hill over all very exciting weekend of u12 (11v11) soccer. Many top teams were able to see each other until next time.
"Looks like njx is on a roll. Stars of Mass could be another no show for them. Looking at got soccer, this could be 6 tournaments straight without a single point. Maybe they should drop a bracket and try to compete and win"Thanks for illustrating your soccer ignorance for the blog to see. I guess your club is one of the point chasers. NJX lost to Cincinnati, and beat Pipeline and SJEB. How do you consider that a poor showing? I suspect your daughter plays on a second rate team who has never faced CUP. Any team who has actually played them would know better. They beat Galaxy in the finals of Eclipse recently. They have only lost 2 games ever, to Arsenal from San Diego and WAZA from Michigan. I guess you base your satisfaction on earning points. In your pea-brain, winning a weaker tournament to earn points is better than losing to a great team, and beating 2 very talented teams? What a sad existence. Good luck at the Lacey Labor Day Tournament!
Talk about chasing points? NJX is like a dog chasing its tail. They play more tournaments than everyone else, but nothing to show. And you have been blown out by these teams.Good luck next weekend, wasting another weekend and burning cash to get beat by the same teams you always do.
"Talk about chasing points" -yes, you brought up "nothing to show for it" indicating no points. So clearly you are the one focused on points."you have been blown out by the same team" - perhaps, but does that mean you they run away and not play anymore? Considering NJX won this weekend, that wouldnt seem to have been an intelligent approach. But then again, you arent very intelligent so this surprises no one.Keep hiding and posting your ignorant comments. You're the typical troll afraid to reveal yourself who sits meekly on the sideline gnashing your teeth. It's young girls soccer, stop such being such a hater.
Yes, they won a consolation game, leave them alone.
Anyone know when JAGS will release the fall schedule. Thanks.
JAGS? Is that league still around. lol
Looks like PDA pulled some strings with stars and got switched to bracket playing out of state teams, makes sense. To bad the other nj teams have to travel and play each other again, probably won't make to finals either and will play three games. Lets hope nj represents us better than last week in pa.
FC Stars Prediction: OP-Fire Red will take 11v11. Rage should take 8v8.
"Lets hope nj represents us better than last week in pa"Yes, there seems to be so much camaraderie on this blog. I'm sure the bloggers will be checking feverishly in hopes NJ teams do well. I wonder what your daughter would think if she knew what pathetic posts her Dad resorts to.
Don't mess with the NJX momma bear, she will attack.
Mommy Bear will be hibernating after this weekend if NJX doesn't compete.
Any Predictions for FC Stars Cup? PDA Galaxy over NJX
"Anonymous said...Looks like njx is on a roll. Stars of Mass could be another no show for them. Looking at got soccer, this could be 6 tournaments straight without a single point. Maybe they should drop a bracket and try to compete and win.August 25, 2014 at 3:03 PMAnonymous said...Talk about chasing points? NJX is like a dog chasing its tail. They play more tournaments than everyone else, but nothing to show. And you have been blown out by these teams.Good luck next weekend, wasting another weekend and burning cash to get beat by the same teams you always do.August 25, 2014 at 3:54 PM?Anonymous said...Don't mess with the NJX momma bear, she will attack.August 26, 2014 at 9:08 PM Anonymous said...Mommy Bear will be hibernating after this weekend if NJX doesn't compete.August 27, 2014 at 9:39 AM"Does anyone see a pattern of obsession here? You are obsessed with NJX. No one is talking about them but you. This is young girls soccer. Please try and live an adult life. You're glory days are over (if you ever had any), stop living vicariously through you're child, or obsessing that she isn't good enough in your eyes to allow you to fulfill your stunted growth. It's very sad.
What is the next move after town travel team? My daughter enjoys the sport and loves playing. When you move on are you fighting for playing time against 19 other girls on the team? Pros and cons?
At this age it should be about training. There may be inequity with the time. IDK if coaches at this age have players compete for starting spots. But it is soccer so you never know.
PLEASE FIX THE U13G BOARD!!!
NYSC all the way at FC Stars!
@6:41 Freehold is a club team and they are highly competitive! I would say it all depends on what your daughter is looking for. Training is the #1 thing you need to make sure she is getting. I always saw with my own daughter most town teams were all over the place with players abilities. Town teams don't make cuts and stronger players move on. We moved our daughter to PDA and were happy as is she.
Yes, please fix the U13 board so we can hear the details of the Wildcats 3 goal weekend at Spirit
Predictions for 8v8 and 11v11 Top Flight Finalists at Stars of Mass?
U13. Get off our blog. U13 NJ is such a weak age group. Instead of blogging, work with your daughters so they get better and not embarrass NJ.
@8:28 I have a njx obsessed creep I would like to introduce you too! You would make a perfect pair!!! Troll the boards and sideline together.
Tragedy in south jersey today when four girls headed to charity tournament were hit by another car who drifted over the centerline. One girl very critical and not a very good prognosis. Keep your perspective people. This is a time we should all enjoy our children playing a game they love.
They are U15 girlshttp://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Route-40-Crash-Teens-Hurt-273315991.html#ixzz3Bwe8cSuz
And your a ******* MORON
Please get back to soccer. NJX put up another crappy performance this weekend. Who wants to talk about that?PDA did not meet expectations either.
Losing a game...real crappy.... Maybe if there MF coach showed up they would have won.......lol
Must be frustrating for some teams to travel so far to play good competition and they don't get all quality games...Maybe now I get why there is an ECNL league...Didn't make sense to me before but I'm starting now to understand why. I don't have my daughter in an ECNL club but thinking maybe it's time I better start looking.http://events.gotsport.com/events/schedule.aspx?EventID=36311&GroupID=328829&Gender=Girls&Age=12
This is what's going on on the U13 blog. It look's like MF is making a name for themselves...NOT GOOD!Many problems at Mf. Starting with, who is the coach or trainer. Many promises made to get this team over and committed to Mf. None of the promises have come to fruition as of yet.Power struggle going on between Mf and old coach. Parents are not happy with all the promises and lies and little suzie not playing the position they think she should. Parents are complaining to old coach who used to do whatever the squeaky wheels would want. Problem is Mf is in charge, not the old coach.Style of play is way to direct always forward no matter what. Ño possession. Mf plays 5 or 6 girls the entire game who try their best but can not play an entire game. Perfect example is Mf goals they let up are always in the last 5 minutes of the game. Mf better straighten things out fast or its gonna be a long season and your gonna be minus a team. Its apparent they are grooming a select few for the ecnl team and keeping stringing the rest along with promises which quickly turn to bold lies.September 2, 2014 at 8:01 AM Anonymous said...Pretty sure they (NJX/MFNPL) will be fineEvery team has its logistical issues. And a time when it needs to change its tactical play.Nice squad. And a decent start to the fall campaign.September 2, 2014 at 8:05 AM Anonymous said...Both sides are in on it. Old coach protecting her personal interests. MF not attached to this team beyond the paycheck. Bank on this to continue as the Holmdel area kids not likely to travel to Jefferson team's training and same goes for Jefferson team.So the old coach will continue along having parents just where she wants with few options and likely to stay put. MF happy to keep the check.Ain't youth sports just grand!!Expect a few players to leave at year's end if not sooner.September 2, 2014 at 8:18 AM Anonymous said...They are leaving sooner. Thats for sure. You get what you give. Mf not committed to team and team is not committed to getting better. Perfect match. DOC stated he was going to be the trainer and is listed as the trainer on GS. Hasnt been seen or heard from.
"Please get back to soccer. NJX put up another crappy performance this weekend. Who wants to talk about that?PDA did not meet expectations either.August 31, 2014 at 9:05 PM"So, its Sunday night at 9:00 on Labor Day weekend, and all you have to do with your life is check on young girls soccer to see the results from a tournament your daughter isn't playing in? Do you realize what a loser you are? You need an intervention. I won't even break down your soccer ignorance again, you illustrate that with every post. Go spend time with your own family, I'm sure your daughter can sense you're unfulfilled with her soccer performance. Lighten up buddy, just love her for who she is and stop obsessing on what you wish she was.
Why are we reading cut/paste MF U13 posts? Is there a problem with NJX Sol?
My daughter was there pal. Thanks for the easy win and the commentary from your parents. Lots of excuses.
To The Unhappy NJX Parent,Why is MF trying to run an already nicely developed team? That is really horrible if their main focus is just on a few select kids. I'd be mad too and also looking elsewhere. I'm not quite sure what the deal is with '2' MF Teams - 'njx sol & mf north'. 2 separate teams with girls playing interchangeably to try and see which girls playing ecnl?
Maybe the NJX parent is unhappy their coach didn't show up at Stars. That's not MF's fault. That's the coach's fault. Or maybe the NJX parent is unhappy they had to wear MF uniforms. NJX agreed to join up with MF. If the NJX parent didn't like that matchup they were free to leave last spring and look for a new team. Always drama with NJX,
"My daughter was there pal. Thanks for the easy win and the commentary from your parents. Lots of excuses."Nah, your daughter isnt on SJEB. Nice try though trying to make their parents look bad. No excuses needed, SJEB is a great team. Their coach is a class act and does a great job with the team. SJEB coach even thanked us for knocking the Breakers out, who would have won the bracket. You're just a pathetic troll who was spending his weekend feverishly checking the scores for a tournament your kid wasn't at. She certainly isn't on the Barons. You keep dropping further into the abyss of stupidity and shameful arrested development. If only you were so bold in person. Alas, continue to hide behind the anonymous blog.
Who coached NJX Sunday? Heard it was a different coach than Saturday.
And who are you? "Anonymous said". Big talk. No action. Sounds like you are hiding as we'll. Yes. Our coach is a class act. Comes to all the games our girls are playing in.
SJEB showed up at Stars. Should of won with a 3-0 lead vs. OP Fire. Lost it with a few seconds left on the clock. Probably the only regional team that was able to compete against OP or Cincy.
There's a difference I'm not all over the blog posting negative comments about girls or their teams. You are. I have nothing but compliments for SJEB, as well as Galaxy, Hamilton, Nova, etc. You're just a pathetic troll who posts negative comments about young girls playing soccer. If you don't see the difference, you're more stupid than I initially thought (is that possible?) And I know you arent any SJEB parent, they have more class and common sense than this. And they happy we beat the Breakers, so wouldnt be talking about how crappy NJX played. God you are amazingly stupid.
No need to tell me who you are. I know who you are. Talking away on the sideline to anyone who will listen. By the way. Thank you for knocking off the Breakers. Idiot. Matchfit is the ECNL club. NJX isn't. Get on board.
Once again proving your stupidity and that it isnt an SJEB parent. SJEB isn't an ECNL club, so an SJEB parent wouldn't even reference that. If they cared about ECNL they would go to PDA. Go away troll, or come over the next game and introduce yourself, since you know me and I clearly don't know you.
Cherry Hill only lost to OP 2-1 @3:51
Surprised Cherry Hill isn't also bragging about provoking the OP red card.
Which Oct. Tourney will have better competition - WAGS or EDP Cup?
I am looking to make the move to Maps or the other league Edp for my daughter. + I am researching the teams who play in it and they seem to be all over the place. What should I be looking for? Wins/loss how they rank, training or all of the above. Any suggestions on clubs to look into.
@9:34 pm - A little early aren't you did your season start yet? Should of tried out last spring for a few of the teams locally playing in EDP. My suggestion is to find the closest team participating in the the League or an academy style program like PDA or MatchFit. See if the coach can bring your daughter out to a few session to be evaluated. At this age most of the Top EDP coaches already know who they are eye balling to join the team come U13 next year.
"Anonymous said...FC Stars Prediction: OP-Fire Red will take 11v11. Rage should take 8v8.August 26, 2014 at 2:06 PM"-good call!"Anonymous said...NYSC all the way at FC Stars!August 28, 2014 at 12:26 PM"Rage got in the way of that.
Rage lost to a team from CT in the finals. Wow, there's a first for everything.
@1034 thanks for the advice, very late didn't think my kid was really into soccer anymore but looks like she still is.
Rage always loses to top out of state 8v8 teams. Can't wait for them to stop ducking the nj competition and come full field. It will be an eye opener for them.
Isn't staying 8v8 for development and doesn't most other states stay 8v8 at u12? NJ is one of the states that start 11v11 early.
Eclipse in Illiois had 11v11 teams from NJ, IL, OH, MI, MN, GA, MO & NE.Spirit in Pennsylvania had 11v11 teams from NJ, OH, PA, MA, NY & CT. Stars in Massachusetts had 11v11 teams from NJ, MA, PA, OH, MD, VA, NY and Canada. It doesn't seem that NJ is one of the states that starts 11v11 early.
It's a coach/trainer preference to go 8v8 or 11v11. It all depends on the players if your team does not have the depth that are developed it makes sense to stay 8v8. But if you are like a PDA or MatchFit that can pull in kids already developed and have depth at every position then going 11v11 vs other competitive teams make sense.
I'm curious. The girls are bigger. Some are very tall. How can they develop on a smaller field? I think they may have problems at U13 when they move up to the bigger field where they have to make longer passes and run a lot more.
Being tall doesnt matter on a small field it is more on the amount of times she touches the ball vs amount of times she touches on 11v11 field is what we should be looking at not about running a lot more or kick a long pass. Futsal is played on a small area and helps with faster decision making process and confidence. Same applies with staying 8v8.
State is moving to 8v8 at U12 for 2015/2016. There will still be some 11v11 flights in EDP/JAGS. Regional leagues most will be just 8v8.8v8 is solely about forcing kids to operate and be more technical in smaller spaces. Ideally there would be a mid sized field for U11/U12. No smaller than 80/50 for this age.
PDA will stay 11v11. Too much $ at stake. It's not about the kids. And the other states top clubs just beat the nj teams at eclipse and FC stars bc they play small sided and get the extra touches. Lol. Full sided just for the big tournies.
Looks like Region 1 title is completely up for grabs this year. Good luck to all teams!
All PDA teams have to subsidize the cost of the older boys teams who have to offer out free scholarships to the majority of their DA players to battle with NY Red Bulls Academy (who are completely free). Why should others pay more to keep the clubs boys side from paying anything?
Do you guys think that the 11v11 teams aren't getting enough touches on the ball? That's something to laugh about. They get plenty of touches during their training sessions which are small sided then implemented during 11v11 play.
Guys 11v11, 8v8, 7v7 does it matter, touches occur at practices. Weekend games are just a added bonus. Win or Lose girls should be using the weekend games to try things they have learned in practice against stiff competition to see what works and get comfortable to continue using. If your out for to Win games then go and player lower level teams and see how that pans out 2 years from now.
Wheres the PDA loyalty to its A-E teams? They just have BSA AB express pass to front of the line come tryout time. Lol
@Pipe down coach. Just because your team left you because they wanted more doesnt mean you have to come on here and spout garbage. See you on the fields. oops sorry. ++++I dont think that team coach if they did they didn't do a good job replacing him or the girls that left they will b another njx. All promis e no results or is it the grass is too high or what excuse u got. coaches team finised 2 in labor day tourn where did they place 6 oops back to u++++
What team are you talking about that left the coach?
I guess it's time to bash NJX.....lol
Does anyone know if the new release of Blog 2.0 contain a translator? We sure could use one.
I dont think any true soccer person would be posting all this negative crap up here, bashing on PDA, etc. its embarassing. these are young, impressionable 11 and 12 year old kids. some who are great now will be outpaced by those who struggle now but outwork them. small become tall, slow can be come fast. you wonder why after a match real soccer players can hug and congratulate one another because its about the effort, the input, not the stupid result. what single win or loss matters at all at this level? whens the last time a college coach dished out a scholarship because a team won a XYZ cup tournament insane.i represent a successful team from NJ found on many of those top lists and we could care less about our placement. rankings are a joke. teams chase points and miss out on the touches found in 90minutet raining sessions. a keeper stands there for 90minutes and maybe touches the ball 1/2 dozen times, maybe a half dozen saves. in a 90minute session, she might make 200 saves and have hundreds of touches.i personally love to watch our girls play against PDA and NJX and STA and TSF and Rage and all these squads. some might be better than others, but it always is changing, but they all have soccer in them.if parents would just stay out of it, just stay out of the negative conversations and bashing and comparisons the sport would be oh so much better. parents are enablers helping their kids, and in the case of the negativity on this board, the worst part of the sport.all one should want is their kid to learn work ethic, be happy and respect the sport. if those things exist, they will do the work and be special. the most special? who knows, maybe but they will be special and soccer will be in their lives.what an amazing sport and congrats to all the teams that work so hard whatever their results.
NJYS State Cup Draw is outhttp://events.gotsport.com/events/results.aspx?EventID=40959&Gender=Girls&Age=12
@September 12, 2014 at 3:50 PMone of the reasons I chose to move my daughter from her top team. way to many parents thinking about rankings, parents also cruel making crude comments all the time to their kids and to other kids thinking they know it all, then the way they are shows in their kids--apple doesn't fall far.
Any Hamilton parents have some insight on their weekend EDP game?Typically do not see a lot of PA 11v11 teams at U12 in EDP. Have to guess that going 11v11 brought in some quality kids, as the past history of West Chester is not very good before FC Delco tournament.One or two player team? Possession? Dump and chase? Anybody see anything?
Hamilton parents are some of the worst. I'm sure they won't respond to losing.
I thought PDA parents were the worst, or maybe the Barons, nope it's NJX, don't forget about those Cherry Hill parents, or Pipeline, TSF or Rage. I just can't make up my mind!!! Sounds like somebody is a little bitter...
EDP South Division is heck of a division. Results so far.Will be an interesting season.West Chester 2NJ Rush Hamilton 1Pipeline 2SJEB 1NJ Rush Hamilton 5PDA Nova 1PHWM Fury 1Cherry Hill 0West Chester 2FC Virginia 1
Why do you say Hamilton parents are the worst?
Has anyone seen the State Cup Draws yet?
State Cup Drawhttp://events.gotsport.com/events/results.aspx?EventID=40959&Gender=Girls&Age=12
2:32 thanks. They should be using GS rankings to determine the bracketing play. Really does not make sense for 2 or 3 highly ranking teams to play each other in Quarters Finals. Where is PDA Galaxy and Nova, and why even create a 8v8 bracket for 6clubs?
What happened to PDA Nova?Smashed 5-1?
NJ Rush walks to the finals, reclaims their title
Does anyone know if they are still awarding points through gotsoccer for EDP games throughout the season or only to the bracket winner at the end of the season? Not a big deal but was just curious if it changed...
Is MF really that bad? Sdfc is average team and beat them 8 - 0. Why aren't they in some development division? I feel sorry for the teams that have to waste time playing them. They also got destroyed in lower bracket at stars of mass. I'm happy we don't have to play them. Maybe NJX will finally become a real MF ecnl club at this age group. Looks like they need some help too, don't see much on the win side, just a lot of playing.
Sdfc is not an average team. They will challenge the best teams in that division with ease. Don't take a great win away from them. It's unfair to the girls that played. MFA is new. Didn't win mass. But not blown out either. NJX is also a great team. Why isn't your team playing any of them? Your teams loss I guess. Signed. "Not a Monday morning QB"
8 0 is not a great win, it's a blowout and probably could have been worse. These games don't help anyone, especially the girls. NJX is not a great team, they are an average team and their record shows this over and over.Great teams win and win consistently. NJX loses every tournament they play in, and they play in more than most.Agree that the edp south has the strong division this year.
Oh Boy - somebody just woke up a sleeping bear, Njx moma bear.
They have not posted a point in last six tournaments from what i just saw on gotsoccer. We have played them and I think they are a solid team... maybe just not flighted in right brackets. We don't try and compete in top brackets at some of these elite tournaments. I didn't realize how much they actually play, twice what we do annually.
Folks, there are teams who started at U8 (PDA Galaxy), u9 (PDA crew & nova), U10 (most travel teams), and then u11 (many club teams). The teams who started at U8 and U9 better have their act together by now, otherwise time to look elsewhere. For all the clubs who just started at u11 or U12, they will be competitive in a year or two. Trust me, nobody gives a damn what a team's u12 record was, except for the obnoxious parents on this blog. Shsme on PDA for even creating blogs for this age group - it only serves as a forum for their chest thumping parents. The thumping will stop by U14 after everyone else has caught up. Lol
4:10pm: Well said, totally agree by u14 the whole landscape changes. Wish someone would save these blogs for the next 2 years. lol
Nice job agreeing with yourself, you troll. Lol.It's not PDA fault, I blame wall street.
Well said @ 410As to @431Easy to just call names huh. Are we really that childish? I thought this blog mainly had parents commenting on it. Not pre-teens. Thankfully your behavior is not my problem. Anyway I'm curious did anyone else have a good or bad game this weekend. Doesn't seem like anyone else played soccer. Or is it just bash PDA and NJX time?"Not a Monday-morning QB"
Most club teams start at u11, really dude? PDA is the only one who starts at u8? We have all been around since u8, where have you been hiding? MF has been starting teams a little later only because they are new to forming their own teams, not taking over a later ages like in the past.
No one should talk about any teams' parents. I think all teams have their sour apples. The best parents I've seen have been SDFC. It may be how the coaches have control on them but have no complaints. And I'm sure all teams change a bit year to year. Look at Jackson who've been together since U7...totally fell apart.
Okay , we can't talk about wins, losses , parents , teams , bad tournaments? What should we talk about, ISIS? This is a u12 NJ Girls Soccer blog, yes? Is talking bad about PDA, who never says anything on this board the only viable target? I wish they were on here, would be more fun for most of us. Folks, it's not about u14, it's about 2014 and having fun on this blog. If you can't take it, move on. Let me start by saying joe has moved on, I miss him.SJEB is not as good as they think, but they hate NOVA and NJX. NJX needs to start winning, and not just beating SJEB one time. PDA needs to score goals and can't compete against the big Midwest teams. RAGE hides in 8v8 won't compete when they go 11v11. STA, IGFA, SDFC, CRUSH, NOVA, Cherry Hillbillies, hamilton and the rest should stay at town level. MF and WC have a long way to go and not sure they will ever get to top level for ecnl, what ever that is. Pipeline shouldn't waste their time traveling anymore, they are horrible. I need to get back to work, will check back after my shift is over.
No good teams around according to 8:51pm ;)
wow yes funny, guess no reason to post anything anymore! close the shutters. soccer in nj is dead
wow, according to this guy there are no good teams in nj. all of these teams are good. njx beat sjeb, boston breakers, pipeline and lost a tight game to pda galaxy in the last three weeks but they are your average nj team, please. and Hamilton stinks too right? clueless.
I'm sure those 6 tournaments that you lost were all tight losses too. Lol.
Classic, MF coach and nix parents controlling blog. Just like u13 blog.
I believe SJEB beat njx at Mass tourn 4 - 0. But it was a tight game and that was three weeks ago.
6:03 that's pretty funny because I can tell you the very few girls u8 club teams played in a kats league against mostly boys. Didn't see you there.
Mar=tchfit NXj also beat barons 2-0 at SPirit, then lost at Mass.
8:51 - Is one funny Guy or Gal - Per his statement all NJ teams have issues from "not being any good", "not scoring enough", "teams hiding", and calling 1 team "hillbillies". LOLLove how he/she stirs the blog up. Anyone hear any rumors of another potential ECNL club in NJ?
Any teams out there who have improved from last year? Any teams who have not?
MLU 5:11pm comment: Town Travel clubs need to merge together to stay competitive at this age and older. To many parents/kids that can't afford the pay for play style clubs.
Folks, MF needs to start developing their own teams at u9, not u12. Every club in the country is doing this, wake up. Good news is that have NJX pre ecnl and MF pre encl both registered, should be interesting next year.
I'm not sure why there would be another ECNL in NJ added. It's not needed. You've got PDA who will draw the top talent from most top teams including their Shore and South teams when ECNL comes in two years. Also FC Bucks pulls in some top talent from the South as well. ECNL is for top players of top teams. That is why their level is considered higher.
10:35pm: So NJ will only have 2 ECNL teams PDA & MatchFit. Why do some regions/states have 3. Like: NC, Mass., PA, Ohio?
9:34am: If you look at the ECNL club map, you can see that there are plenty of ECNL options for NJ players between PA/NJ/NY. Like 10:35pm said, these are elite teams. The more you add, the more watered down they get. If you want your child to play at that level, you should be willing to do the drive. NC has 3 - it's a larger state geographically, as is OH. MA only has 2. PA could probably use one in the western half of the state.
It all comes down to whether or not the ECNL even wants to expand the Northeast Conference's "New England" and "Metro" divisions to 8 teams from the 6 they have currently have in each. If they do go to 8 like some ECNL divisions have, I could see them adding a club south of 195 in NJ like SJEB and one in Western PA like Beadling to the "Metro" division. As for the "New England" division maybe they would consider clubs like Empire, Syracuse or Alliance but the travel for those could be an issue.
@11:37am - Understood so the Southern NJ, Delaware areas have pretty much no options for local ECNL teams unless parents are willing to drive nearly 1 1/2 to 2 hours.Doesn't seem right but completely understand about watering down the top league for girls if they just keep accepting clubs into it.
12:55pm Continental and Penn Fusion are about a hour/1:15 from much of southern NJ and Delaware. FC Bucks is similar for those south of 195 in NJ. Maryland United looks to be not bad from northern Delaware. Look at the rest of the country. We are lucky to have this many ECNL clubs in the area (I guess. Still not convinced being in an ECNL club is the end all be all. But for those that care. . . )
2:14pm Agreed ECNL is not the "end all be all". I wonder if someone out there can provide statistics on how many U14/U15 national US pool players have gone through an ECNL club? Curiousity
I think there are players that have done just ODP or ECNL and ODP together. I think ECNL is great and the better option to go if you think your daughter wants to play at a TOP 25 D1 college. They will have more of a chance of getting a roster spot.
@2:27Really depends on the high school that your child would be attending. Not everyone has the option to play on a team that might be competing for high school state championships. As such, their best option is club soccer, or ECNL club soccer, if you can get it. ECNL is more about college showcases than actual wins/losses.If you're interested :http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/05/27/09/52/140527-u14-gnt-portland-camphttp://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/03/17/13/22/ntc-camp-jan-4-to-1172 players, 3 from PDA, 3 from FC Stars, 2 from Penn Fusion, 1 from Aztec, and 1 from FC Bucks. That was it from the northeast. Aztec had the only non-ECNL player from the northeast, and that player was a goalie, so perhaps a grain of salt?16 players from California.8 from Texas.8 from Washington.7 from Coloardo.4 from Massachusetts.3 from Pennsylvania.3 from New Jersey.Good luck.
@7:41AM - Thanks so much looks like someone is doing there homework and understanding.Amzing how California has the most nominations and doesn't even equal the amount of nominations from the Northeast MA/NJ/PA. Wonder if the year round weather helps with specific girls sticking to one sport.
CA is a small country.
So is NY, but no girls from NY?
Thus the reason why other countries are cathcing up on the girls side. MLS needs to adopt something for the girls side similar to the boys. Boys are playing and getting trained for free at MLS academies but parents of girls that love the sport will need to continue paying top dollar to be recognize at PDA, Matchfit etc. I bet there are too many girls being overlooked becuase parents cannot afford the pay to play clubs. Even if they stay town and go through ODP that cost isn't cheap either.
Any feedback on NJ rush?????
Depends what team shows up for Rush. When they all play together, they are pretty damn good, but like many teams, they are very beatable when less then on. Big Striker strong. #2 is very fast and talented. Defense weak.
NJX 1-0 STA!
PDA Shore beat the Barons in state cup today?
I would hope NJX would beat STA, should have been a better score than 1-0 really
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