8:16 "offered NPL" The GK that went to Continental went there after PF told her she wouldn't have to worry about her spot. One month later after the first tryout, GK's father can't even get a return call from the coach his daughter has been playing for (for two year no less). Obviously she was no longer the flavor of the month once the Lower Merion GK showed up. Put any spin on it you want coach, nothing wrong with what your doing since its business as usual in competitive sports. But at least try to be a little bit honest (at least with yourself)
Is it common practice for a club to ask families to pay all money before the season begins ? I hear SJEB RUSH asking for all money be paid before season begins in November.
LM GK i snot on the team. They went with a GK from the current u15 team and an u14 PF NPL gk.
9:26 - I find that odd but most clubs do want families to start paying something for next season already.
9:29 They want deposit when you accept the spot and payment plans every month up until November, which is when they start the season. I found it odd. I never heard any club doing it.
yeah because season doesn't start for another 7 months a lot of time for players to change their minds
9:36 - like 9:39 stated that is why the club feels if you pay then you will not walk away.
Odd? It iscalled a commitment.Do you want your daughter's team set now - and then when you show up in November you find out 3 of the players went elsewhere?$$ = commitmentAnd commitment = we will see your face in November. No surprises.
4:50Is the non-ECNL training better than ECNL training? If yes, to what degree?" The general answer to that question is -it depends, excellent training is not an exclusive product of the encl., and I have seen poor trainers at ECNL clubs. Trainers that would do great development harm to these young kids. Assuming you know what to look for in a great trainer- I think the right question to ask when agreeing to join any team especially an ECNL team is "how is my daughter being utilized. Is she starting, Imagine a young talented girl not starting on an ECNL club simpy because the club coach perceives another girl to be better at age 8. That child would be better off at another club where she is the center of attention where she is going to play and gain confidence. What position does the coach put your daughter in when she is on the field? (Ever wonder why a father coach puts his daughter in the middle of the field during her development stages?) There is a reason for this.is a top player better off staying away from ECNL until U15 or U16?The short answer is : No. At u15 or u16 because it is harder to break into a team at that age because the coach has its nucleus and he is just looking for certain parts to complete the picture. perhaps he needs a striker or defender or midfielder. If your daughter doesn't fit what he needs then she may get passed up. This of course would not apply to national pool type of players.If you had to pick a time , i would say around u13 or u14 - arounf 8th grade. The coach gets a solid look at your daughter and gets to appreciate the nuances that she bring to the table. She has also built up her confidence base by being familiar with the team. but her position still might be in jeopardy if that national pool player comes onto the team or -which is overlooked, if there is a coaching change and the coach prefers a style that may be a weakness in your daughters game.Soccer Nut
Does anyone pay off a car before they actually get the car or any other product for that matter ? I can see paying a down payment and if you back out you don't get it back. Is SJEB RUSH worried that these girls will back out ? Do you know of any other club that does this ?
A solid club publishes their cost schedule for all to see. I would start worrying when this is not public. Most require a commitment fee and then you follow the payment schedule. Welcome to youth soccer!
I believe the PF keeper who is going to Continental was at Continental through U12 and left for PF after that season.
11;13 you're misunderstanding. The payments are given before season starts. SJEB RUSH doesn't start playing until November, they do not start in fall, so why now are they being asked for money now ? It would be fine if the girls had a fall season, but they don't. I am not sure when they start their training but I am almost positive they don't train in summer.
ECNL clubs do not publish their costs to the outside. It is only when you join the team do you get to see the cost breakdown. They may say it at a public meeting but cost is not posted on any ECNL clubs website.
If you have to ask, you cannot afford it. ECNL is for players with above average talent and well above average bank accounts.
both are not true. Have you ever watched ECNL games?
The soccer in San Diego was gorgeous, 11:41.
Just your average little bank account family going to San Diego to play youth sports.It is for the athletes of well off families.
Offer a solution then, 11:58.
11:58 has no solution other than to continue whining and waiting for someone to fix his problems for him. probably the same moron who says the ecnl kids are not above average talent.
I did not say it was a major problem. It is a minor problem in the scheme of things. It is what it is. There are different levels of youth sports soccer for different budgets. Talented girls get access to high levels if they can afford it. I don't think lower income talent is fundamentally deprived because they can't afford the ECNL. It is not food or shelter or healthcare. Enjoy and appreciate the privilege.
Sort of depends on the team don't you think? East Meadow, PDA, Match Fit ECNL kids yes. However many ECNL teams are simply average and many are not good at all. I know some wish those 4 letters guaranteed superiority across the board but they do not.
Listening to bragging about playing in a league that is unaffordable to so many players is of very limited appeal.
1247What the ECNl provides is a better platform to be seen during showcase years.If most haven't figured it out- this will be there marketing pitch as The DA's take over.A team like continental get to play on this stage and as long as the product is competitive, the ECNL will provide the platform to be seen. tournament teams have to be excellent to play in the top brackets to get a solid platform to be seen.Soccer Nut
NJ Wildcats are an example of a non ECNL team who plays top bracket at all the big tournaments. They just won state cup so regionals and possibly nationals are on their plates. They are being showcased without paying $10K. That's just one example. Given the choice between NJ Cats and CFC for my kid, it isn't one. My kid wouldn't want to play for a team that goes to a showcase and gets beat 10-1 or even 5-1 and I wouldn't want to pay to watch that.
Can you give me an example of what kind of bragging is appealing to listen to?Bragging about a car that is unaffordable to so many people?Bragging about a vacation that is unaffordable to so many people?Bragging about a child's college education that is unaffordable to so many people?The comparison to college is an apt one for ECNL. ECNL provides no guarantees of acceptance to a college team, just as an Ivy League education provides no guarantees of future employment. But both look awfully good on a resume.I went to a state school. I would never begrudge an Ivy leaguer their advantages. They made better academic decisions and were willing to pay more for higher education. Kudos to them.And kudos to the ECNLers. And the future DA players. Who will largely be one and the same.
Wait - here is a better scenario. What if you pay most of the fees for the club, and you are not told which roster or which coach your daughter has until right before the season starts.Would you sign?They do at Copa - and its not ECNL
1:16That sounds like a good option if you can confirm college placement and are satisfied with the training.Soccer Nut
Bragging about a car that is unaffordable to so many people?Bragging about a vacation that is unaffordable to so many people?Bragging about a child's college education that is unaffordable to so many people?All these are pretty gross. "I am fortunate to drive a Mercedes." as opposed to"My Mercedes is great and your car sucks." See any difference?
@8:50pm 5/11, the reason Cats need players is they are sure to only take the best of the best, the best parents, the best players, players who actually care. They want nice girls, nice parents and players who will give it all on the pitch every single time. Cats want players they can work with and want to go to college in some shape or form and at the least play D III, while shooting for D I. That is why. Also it is not cheap, but comparatively to MF, PDA, COPA not too expensive.
May 10 1:37pm. That is funny, hope to see you in final, so you are with NYSC, Barons, PWSI or Calvert? We have played 3 of those, have we played you or what team? I can tell you we would like to replay NYSC for some revenge from last fall 3-1 loss, with pk. Calvert again would be nice with 4-1 loss in league play. Never played PWSI, but they look very good. Barons we seem to own, but always a great game. We just have played them so many times. Anyway good luck, see you on Memorial day weekend.
FWIW, I see a lot more of "Wildcats are great and PDA/MF sucks" than any other kind of post on this blog.PDA and MF by far endure the most attacks.
???? How many lower income players play for the Wildcats? All these high level players should enjoy their opportunities.
1:42 you think the Wildcat parents are nice? There may be a few nice ones but they are outnumbered. Most obnoxious group in NJ.
Cedar Stars started their boys side only a few years ago and they are already on top of their divisions. I heard the focus is now to do the same with the girls side, and in the building of a major new complex and how professional the tryouts were run, isn't that the club to be a part of in the next year or two? The owner spends his own money on getting only the best trainers, doesn't it stand to reason he has no ulterior motive but only to provide the best soccer environment for these players?
2:17 If that is true, why is the "Manalapan" team leaving and going back to their town club?
2;17 So true !!! The parents that walk the sidelines and stand behind our team and the teams that there are playing, making comments the whole game are obnoxious. The coach is highly rude too.
Maybe that is the real reason they can't fill out their roster?
2:17- But there Players are a lot better than yours.
I don't know anything about Cedar Stars, I'm just asking the question based on what I've heard on the boys side from friends who have boys and what I've heard / read the focus to now be on the girls side. I have no idea why the Manalapan team left, but was it because they were asked to or no longer wanted to be a part of CSA? It does seem odd why a top ranked team would leave and then go back to being a club status as someone else wrote. Being new to this soccer thing in Jersey I'm just trying to follow what everyone is writing about and trying to figure out who is just a misguided parent and who actually is in the know with Jersey soccer.
Agree with 2:17 - I have been at some of those games and those parents were shouting awful things to their kids, didn't sound all that nice to me.And I have heard they have had poor showing at their tryouts, which is why there are still roster spots open...
Cedar was promised certain things and the club didnt come through?Just a guess.But I am sure their turnout was good at tryoutsThat team was limited anyway.
Looks like its back to attacking parents of successful teams on this blog.Thought we were past that after U12.Your little Suzie's Team gets beat so the parents attack the winning teams parents?
Ignore them, it is just sour grapes.
@3:24- can you name the teams in this age group that have multiple state championships?
You just made 3:24's confirmed observation, 4:31. That's awesome.
Can anyone name the team that has recently won multiple minor league world series titles?
Enough with Championships, Rankings, Regionals. I hope many of you know many parents on this blog have players headed to HS or going into a pivotal year of recruiting as sophomores. If you are really interested in just winning medals for you dd to put on a wall you may want to re-think that agenda. I for one have chosen go to a club that provides the highest % of my dd to play collegiately and want to give her that opportunity if she wants it. PDA had 24+ players who are graduating this spring headed to D1 schools that is most in any club NJ/Region followed by the NJ Stallions and Matchfit. Even Graduating year of 2017 PDA already has 20+ players committed to D1 schools. So I ask you this ask your little suzie to pick 3 schools she may want to attend and tell her to look at roster's profiles you wont see many boasting they won a state cup, Open Cup, etc. at when they were at U14/U15.
@4:52 - I don't know, Dolly's version may be better, all but not original. Dolly's has a bit more Mediterranean influence through the mandolin. However, compare with:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tPcc1ftj8E
@5:09 - It's the old chick and egg debate. Are they at PDA because they are D1 quality, and PDA simply aggregates the D1 quality players therefore showing a large graduating class going D1, or did PDA make them D1 quality. Said another way, would they have made D1 regardless of where they played.
I think I've come around to thinking that you find the best training possible up until U14 or U15 or so, and then send them to a club that "gathers" the best talent (PDA, PF, whoever) in order to see how they do going up against the best of the best day in and day out. Maybe learn some tactics playing with such a talented group.
519 That is a question to many I agree or disagree with. It's like old saying if your choosing a candidate to hire from Yale/Harvard v let's say Rutgers not picking on the school just came to my head since they went to the Final Four. Which candidate has the upper hand on the hiring. So I disagree with your statement as PDA makes them quality through there HS years along getting scene at various D1 schools. I cannot agree more with 509 though the next 2-3 years are going to be pivotal years for my daughter so I really need to measure where she needs to be next year.
It's got to be super frustrating to be a Wildcats parent:"We win!" "Who cares? You play ugly soccer.""We win!" "Who cares? You don't place kids in D1.""We win!" "Who cares? Your parents are obnoxious.""We win!" "Who cares? Your coach says "Hit the hole!" a lot."I feel like Wildcat fans are looking for something from this board that the board is just not willing to give.
Nothing against the wildcats they have done a great job winning and succeeding the past several years. Congrats! But 5:09 makes a valid point if you start looking at the older blogs it's college recruitment going forward for many of you 01's.
4;09 Sorry I'm not attacking you because we lost, as a matter of fact we won, we beat you 4-2 in NPL . I was making a comment about the obnoxious parents that stand behind us during game, instead of being on their side with the other parents and continue to make disparaging comments. I guess your coach teaches you that. He's been like that for years.
And Wildcats cost just as much as PDA or MF. The annual tuition is about the same and they do about the same amount of travel. The difference is the Wildcats families pay thier coach about $5,000/ year forMandatory training.
You can't just blame the loud and obnoxious parents. You have to also blame the quiet ones from their team who hate their behavior but never tell them to settle down. You need to police your own sometimes.
4:09 Stop deflecting. No one is taking away from the girls. They play hard and have had a lot of success, but the parents have to own it. Most obnoxious hands down.
So the biggest issue with soccer in the US is the lack of free play. I have lived abroad including in brazil and wherever you go beach, sports store, neighborhood, buildings there is always a pick up game going on. I think i have seen it once or twice in the US. Thats why we are so dominant in basketball. All the creativity and confidence is developed in situations without a coach. In bemrazil they have soccer schools for u16 and below. The sessions are 30 min technical drills and 30 min free scrimmage. Whomever was asking about working on individual technical skills on their own has got no clue. Given there is limited time condotioning can be on your own time. But the more individual skill you build the better off your player will be. Results does not equal skill and im happy if you disagree. Because you are cutting your kids learning in half thus less comp for my kid. As far as making a general comment that ecnl is better training you should realize that many of the best trainers iall over are at smaller clubs. Not saying ecnl club cant have a great trainer you just need to really watch. My kid can learn corner kick and penalty kick formations in college. Right now i want the best technical training possible. I agree for exposure ecnl is the place but if you are trying to develop a player that can compete on a national level there are so many more technical skills to be learned. I also believe having the same coach for too long limits development. If you think about there are 250 skills to master each coach probably has 20-40 of those they can teach. But each coach has a different portfolio of skills. Sorry for the rant.
2:17 ... My daughter was at NJCSA tryouts twice good number of girls were there and it was professional run i must say ... The buzz with parents was DA program and the new building ... I see NJCSA has another U14 but i think they play in maps (EDP) .
NPL Finals =Indiana July 2015USYSA Regionals - West Virginia July 2015US Club Nationals = Colorado July 2016Wildcats qualified for all 3 events that the team was eligible for in the last year.
You are not going to be popular on this blog when you win that consistently.No U14 Team in NJ can match that in the past year.
for the person who lived in brazil: i agreefor gs4 on enjoying and getting into their kids soccer now: i agreefor the comments regarding developing vs recruiting players: complicated. these clubs sell themselves as a development pyramid in which they develop players for the next level. If that was the case, then they would never recruit -- you could only join in 1st grade. the truth is they are more like a funnel where players are dropped into the top and then pushed down. that is how you collect the best players/athletes in the area. but that doesn't mean they don't develop good players. they do. the coaching is excellent. the coaches, unlike the players, are working up the pyramid. they are getting better licenses and hope to coach the ecnl team. so the coaching is good and you will learn a lot. but you won't move up. you are better off learning from one of the good clubs, and if you are not on the ecnl, then move to a club where you can get on ecnl (or a highly competitive non-ecnl club that will work to get you seen by colleges such as 1776 or Wildcats.) Chances are, if you are successful there, you can go back to the first club and they will look at you as something new and shiny and you can start the process over again!
8:42 beinga little selective I seeBelow are all the tournaments/leagues that advanced to a regional/national event you listed 3 of 3 that would nice andis nice,but you failed to mention the 3 they didn't qualify for - so the real stat is they were eligible for 6 and advanced in 3. 2015 U13 NPL Finals Indiana2015 U13 RCL didnot qualify2015 U13 USYSA Region1 West Virginia2015 U13 US Nationals did not qualify2016 U14 USYSA Region1 did not qualify2016 U14 US Club National Denver2016 U14 NPL Finals TBD How did they do at the NPL and regional events? Since you brought them up
If it is light enough, there is pick up game in a local park every evening almost without exception. Looks like quality way to spend free time to me. But it is all males. Over time there should be more of it.
To answer your question between usysa regionals and npl finals last july wildcats record was 3 wins 1 loss 2 ties. This summers results at us club nationals in Colorado is yet to be determined.
My daughter's team would have been very happy to have experienced those events and trips with her team.
all nice events if you have the $$$,but at this age means nothing,it all starts at u15 and u16,my kid went to most of those events,great for her but that's it....this year with all that travel she will miss most of the summer and will burn my vac because the events are 5 or 6 days long,but because she wants it I will suffer...lol,get ready for it...
If sharing the joy of being part of your child's youth soccer career means nothing to you and it's all a zero zum game of whether she gets a college athletic scholarship than I feel sorry for you. For my wife and I and our daughter we cherish all of these times spent together as a family and we couldn't be prouder of her. She will go to college with or without a scholarship and she plans to play in college but that is the next step for her and that will come in its own time. In the meantime our family and our daughter will enjoy the present.
Spot on dad. Enjoy your children while you have them at home with you as they will grow up and be off to college soon enough and you and your spouse will be sitting in your empty nest staring at the walls worrying about them missing them and hoping they will call you on the phone. In the end they say it's like the blink of an eye.
STA U14 group is just shot! Team lost majority of their games this season now almost all 2002's are going going gone! The top two girls probably to PDA ECNL. TV - What a mess Dude! You have to treat all your clients(kids and their parents) with respect and you have to keep your head on a swivel because you got your pocket picked by everyone!
Some very good posts. Many on this blog need to take a step back and learn to smell the flowers. Your children are not just pieces of meat. Let them enjoy their childhoods for Gods sake. The real world of adulthood and work and responsibility will be here for them all too soon!
9:23 Very good post and an excellent description of what soccer is today. It is a funnel, but is it a funnel for players and coaches or a funnel for cash?
11:52 -- thanks. as for the money -- I don't begrudge the clubs for making money. it is a free market economy. the big problem is that so many parents aren't sure what or why they are buying. if you are strapped for cash and can't get financial aid (that many clubs offer), you have to ask yourself -- what is the end goal? after 8th grade, there are clearly many parents who should understand that their kids will not play soccer in college. at that point club soccer is only a hobby that is affordable by a smaller group of people. some are on the border and some are clearly on the college track. if soccer is the 'hook' you are hoping for to help you get into a selective college, then, for some, the money makes sense. for others -- it is too risky. and those that are banking on scholarship may be asking for too much unless the kid is elite of the elite. yes, soccer can be expensive, but money and expense is all relative. be clear on your goals and be clear on your risk tolerance, then make your decision and don't bitch about the price. it is a free market. it only costs what it does because people are willing to pay it. the real sham is that most clubs thrive on the revenue from all their non-ecnl teams -- but they treat their non-ecnl teams like second class citizens in the club.
The purpose of anonymous forums is to serve as complaint department so of course we can bitch about the price. The monetizing of youth sports is great if you are in the business and stinks for the consumer. There is not an easy answer as to a good venue for top players that don't want to or can't afford play in the country club league. Even if you can afford the country club but really would prefer not to play in the country club, where do you go? Again the world will continue to turn but it is not a great system for many players and their families
PTS (Games left)1st Division North4 (4) HBC SPARK 3 (4) GPS NJ FLASH -------------------------------RELEGATION-------------------------------1 (6) NJCSA ELITE 0 (4) TSF ACADEMY 01/02G--------------------------------PROMOTION--------------------------------2nd Division North16 (3) FC BERNA LEGACY 01G 15 (2) STATEN ISLAND UNITED HOTSHOTS--------------------------------13 (3) CAPITAL UNITED SC BLUE FORCE
PTS (Games left)1st Division Central4 (3) UPPER 90 FURY ----------------------------------RELEGATION----------------------------------2 (2) PDA SHORE FUSION 1 (3) WALL SC WAVE ----------------------------------PROMOTION----------------------------------14 (3) MERCER FC SPURS 13 (4) WARRINGTON FC BOMBERS----------------------------------10 (2) HADDONFIELD SC LIGHTNING 9 (5) JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION
Pointless to talk about relegation and promotion when the season is far from over
true many teams have between 3 and 6 games left to play
Also pointless because nearly none of these teams will exist beyond this season to be promoted or relegated to anything.Not sure how leagues and tournaments are going to sort out the flights next year.
PDA will be in all the top flights
Except for Dragons who will still be in Flight 7 and Ajax in Flight 3 like in Jefferson Cup.
@11:40, YES. That is really it. And I did not know Wild Cats made all of those nationals. I have said before the Wild Cats are hard to match in this area. We are in the shore area, Toms River, besides Boca, Wild Cats, PDA Shore - where do you go for EDP high level league play? You cannot find it in Jackson, TRFC high level is now PDA Shore, all the shore clubs are small. Copa, MF and PDA south and north is too far. Believe me it is limited. NJ Rush, SJEB too far south. West is too far for GFA, or GFA is also out of Northern Jersey. tough one?
PDA 01 & 02 offers out...
That's old news!
Can we please stop talking about kick and run teams. Whats tge purpose??? Sorry mfa. Wildcats.
7:34 Have you seen any MFA games this Spring? You're embarrassing yourself
5/12 9:31pm:Since you pointed out "Wildcars only made 3 of 6 Regional or National events they qualified for", I'd ask you how many Intergalactic trips did your kid make? I hear the beach is nice in July - please confirm.
yes! that's the spirit we've been waiting for!
COPA, COPA, COPA! Lol
I think there are three parts to the whole youth soccer journey in considering a club or team. There is of course development. Which team will most likely help her realize all of her potential. Yes they are getting to the age and depending on their aspirations there is exposure. Which team will help her maximize opportunity to play at the next level. And there is the part that someone else has brought to the fore, but should not be lost in consideration- the "ride". Which club will give her the most happiness and the best memories while she is working toward the other two ends. I am not going to speak about costs because that is a very specific and personal question that each family must consider independently. These kids are about to embark on a high school career that will go far in shaping who they are as people, providing them experiences to shape them into the string and powerful women we hope they will be. This choice may affect much of how they think about their adolescence beyond even their youth soccer experience: Choose wisely.
7:25 Yes and that is why sitting on bottom third of 20 plus roster and sitting the bench is damaging to your adolescent child's self esteem and psychological development. Just think back to how difficult it was to be 14 years old when you were young.It is difficult enough without putting them through that.You may end up getting the college you want then having to drop out due to anorexia or other mental illness from what you put them through.
Top 5 for 2016-16 @U16 - in no orderPDA ECNLNJ Crush NPLNJ Wildcats NPLMatch Fit ECNLSTA NPLAdd NJCSA (I guess) as a sixth and I'd love to see a 6 team ten game elite league for fall/spring
8:51 am ... NJCSA elite is scheduled to play today ... Let's see what happens .
8:51, that is a foolish list. Nobody knows as the teams are all different. All you can absolutely say is that PDA and MF will be in the mix. And who knows at what ranking. The others are a foolish guess. The best girls from the other clubs may be going to PDA or MF. That would change everything for that club. Don't know if those teams are final and my guess if they are the former clubs don't know they are losing players to them.
Maybe I already know who is going whereWhat team do you want included?
10:18 I don't think you are going to learn much from NJCSA elite beating FC Copa today.
11:02what you fail to take into account is that there are current u15 teams that compete on a high level at the u15 age group that are mostly 2001's Your u14 01's teams have to compete with them. Calendar year is a complete game changer.
12:13I agree. Some former bad teams may end up really good with this change because of the amount of kids in that specific birth year. Also some good teams may be straight garbage now. Time will tell. Let's start this conversation after the high school season is over.
8:51 You're lost is you think Wildcats are better than MatchFit NPL, and PDA Ajax. You have no clue about NJ Soccer forgetting those 2.STA isn't a top 5, and Wildcats may be a DISTANT sixthAnd NJCSA would lose to all the teams above 100 times out of 100. They are not even in any conversation.
Considering Wildcats just beat PDA Ajax, its not out of the realm to assert they are better team. Haters can hate, while winners win.
One game has weight, but not nearly enough to say that wildcats are better. And i didn't see them beat MF NPL either.How did NJCSA come into any conversation?
I am from PA and have no dog in the race, but given the spring season Match Fit NPL has had, you really can't say they are better than the Wildcats. Our PF NPL beat MF 3-1 and I am not convinced we could do the same to the Wildcats.
I do agree NJCSA and STA are not even close to top 5 but if you think Ajax is better than Wildcats you know very little outside that horrible NPL league they play in
Meaningless chatter. All teams will be different next year. Wildcats may not be top 10 at 2001 or 2002. How do they replace the girls now that they are split up? They had a great run and should be commended as the alternate U14 team that's not PDA or MF. I wish them luck.
Wildcats won the last meeting between them and Ajax so you can't say Ajax is better, but you can say they are even enough where either team could win on a given day. My daughters team has played both. Different styles. Wildcats style better suited to grass small field, Ajax better suited to turf from what I have seen.
For those with an eye on next season - ECNL you know what you get same for the NPLs win your league and go to Nationals.In the games that are not meaningless this season since they advance teams to regional and national events -will dive into NPL and ECNL tomorrow as we look to crown champions in this meaningless season. And we all know next season will be meaningless also with GDA on the horizon right 6:13Open Slot (Category OPEN) to be filled at the NL Committee’s discretion after the July 7, 2016 deadline from a pool of teams that wish to fill any Open Slots. These slots may be filled by a team from any Region. The application period for the 2016-17 National League season will be open around June 8 through July 7. Complete information for the 2016-17 season will be available prior to the application period.2016-17 Under-16 Girls (2001s)Competition Results as U-14 in 2015-16 Qualifying Teams--------------------------------1. South Shore Select Elite (MA)2. Greater Binghamton United FC (NY-W)3. Braddock Road YC 01 Elite (VA)4. 1776 United FC Xtreme (PA)5. Tennessee SC 20 (TN)6. United FA 02 Premier (GA)7. Florida Elite (FL)8. PSG MI Gators 02 Orange (MI)9. Michigan Jaguars 02 Green (MI)10. CUP Gold 01/02 (OH-S)11. South Lakes (OK)12. Lonestar Red (TX-S)13. PacNW 01 Maroon (WA)14. Legends FC 01 (CA-S)15. [OPEN] - Tennessee SC 20 (TN)16. [OPEN] - South Shore Select Elite (MA)17. [OPEN] - Greater Binghamton United FC (NY-W)18. 2016 MRL Premier I Division Red Champion19. 2016 MRL Premier I Division Red 2nd Place*****(12) Michigan Jaguars (MI)*****(10) LSC EGA Maroon 01/02 Maroon OMA (NE)*****(9) CUP Black 01/02 (OHS)*****(7) PSG MI Gators 02 Orange (MI)*****(4) LFSA 01/02 Select (IL)20. 2016 MRL Premier I Division Blue Champion21. 2016 MRL Premier I Division Blue 2nd Place*****(11) Waza FC East 02 Black (MI)*****(10) TFA Elite 01 (OHS)*****(10) Midwest United FC 02 Royal (MI)*****(9) CUP Gold (OHS)*****(7) Eclipse Elite ECNL '20 (IL)22. 2015-16 FWRL Desert Division Champion23. 2015-16 FWRL CRL-North Champion24. 2015-16 FWRL CRL-South Champion25. Region2 Cup Representative to 2016 Nationals26. Region3 Cup Representative to 2016 Nationals27. Region4 Cup Representative to 2016 Nationals28. Region1 Cup Representative to 2016 NationalsRCL - Braddock Road YC 01 EliteNJ - NJCSA EliteCT DENYE NYWPAEPAWME MDMANHRIVTVA WV
Thanks for contributing 7:03 - whatever the hell that is
EM wins 2-0 over MF. EM enjoyed playing MF in the past, always great games, great soccer, great battles. Very disappointed in style of play MF turned to, Very ugly soccer! I was shocked today
6:21pm - Wildcats are a much better turf than grass team - they've lost one game on their home turf field in two years. Faster surface benefits faster players. Not saying PDA was not fast, or matched well with Cats. On a wet grass field, the Cats found a way to win a game and win State Cup. That is simply what it is.
Yes Wildcats very good on turf. the week before state cup finals beat TSF 8-2 and good Beach FC Connecticut 4-0, both games on field turf. 6:21 is a troll pay no attention he is just agitating.
Wildcats are a Flight 1 team. PDA Ajax is not. Corner kicks were 12-2 Wildcats in the State Cup Final.
Didn't see the game so i can't give first hand reply, but just curious if Wildcats are so superior: F1 to 'not', shouldn't it have been a much more comfortable win and not an 1-0 overtime (according to posts here) win? Sounds like it was close. Either Wildcats not a superior F1 or Ajax not far from F1.
Funny - its the speed that I just do not see whenever I see a Wildcats game.Faster on turf? Yeah, OK.....Most elite teams have some burners.
Besides winning the only head to head match-up this year at U14 in last weekends state cup. In November also at U14 both teams were in the same Flight 1 at the Bethesda Tournament and results were as follows:Wildcats win 3-2 over Albertson ECNLWildcats won 1-0 over Bethesda ECNLSemifinal Wildcats beat BRYCWildcats advanced to Final and lost 1-3 to Penn Fusion ECNLPDA Ajax lost 0-2 to 1776 who did not advancePDA Ajax lost 0-2 to Maryland United who lost in semifinalsPDA Ajax did not advance
Correction PDA Ajax lost 0-5 to 1776 at Bethesda Tournament in Flight 1 in November.
Like I said earlier - winners gonna win and haters gonna hate. You win, you win. 1-0 or 10-0 doesn't matter - horseshoes are the sport where being close is relevant.....not soccer. Whether you get served in regulation time, Overtime, breakfast time, lunch time or dinner time, you lose if you score fewer goals than opponent. So do yourself a major favor and troll another team. It really does get silly after awhile. If you spent as much time focusing on your child's training as you do trolling Cats, she might be on the winning side of those battles.Peace out!
Pretty difficult to win when you get shut out anyway. Move on better luck next year.
Yeah that was a weird result 10:21
Looks like to me that Ajax has trouble scoring vs good teams.
Definitely supporting the 'most obnoxious' label. Well earned.
Wow PDA can never just lose. Always has to be a spin and a production like someone has to have done something wrong if they lost. Attack everyone associated with the team that beat PDA. We could have won. It was only 1-0. It doesn't mean we are not just as good. Do you want to have a do over? How about we all just make believe Ajax won? Will that make you stop and let it go?
You forgot the team that beats them doesn't play the right way.
9:05 and 9:19 I posted 6:21. I retread my post and couldn't find any statement saying they CAN'T win on turf. It was simply my observation from the couple times I have seen them. To attack my post and me and then list every game they won on turf makes you look like a dope. Didn't post anything negative, in fact supported the Wildcats. I was simply countering the post trying to put Ajax ahead of NJWC. Relax and let your daughter enjoy herself. My goodness the unnecessary pressure you must put on your kids.
Before we get too crazy and start banging the Wildcats drum, lets remember they lost to PL this spring. A team that is having trouble scoring against anyone this spring, and a team in total disarray. Or was it because the Jeff Cup games were played on turf? Wildcats are the same team they have been since U14 in the fall, good enough to beat decent teams, but will lose to teams with a fast solid defense.
What happens next year. Team split in 2. Can't play with 6 players
Anonymous said...EM wins 2-0 over MF. EM enjoyed playing MF in the past, always great games, great soccer, great battles. Very disappointed in style of play MF turned to, Very ugly soccer! I was shocked todayMay 14, 2016 at 7:29 PMDefine ugly soccer? What's the score history of EM verse MF teams?
MF limping to finish line. Another year with year end drama
Well 7:39 Wildcats did just tie East Meadow 1-1 in the first game at Jefferson Cup, and it seems like East Meadow is about the best team in Region 1 right now. Also Wildcats beat Bethesda ECNL in November which looks like the 2nd best team in their ECNL League behind FCV, as well as beating BRYC at Bethesda and BRYC is a pretty strong team as well so try again. Maybe Bethesda ECNL, East Meadow, and BRYC don't have any speed in the back or good D in your opinion("Wildcats will lose to a fast solid defense")? Or are those only "decent teams" since Wildcats didn't lose to them. If so then there must be only 1 or 2 "good teams" in all of Region 1.
Kudos to the Wildcats they won the game. Ajax is right with them though. Tough game though. Wildcats only have 1 burner we had trouble with. Game could have gone either way but like you said they scored the goal. What makes it a little easier was the goal was a great play. Good luck in Colorado.
Anyone can be beaten at anytime. Wildcats lost to New Jersey Rush this Spring in April score 4-2. I guess you would say because it was grass. Give me a break. Teams have bad days too.
Said a Wildcats parent
Are we going back to two years ago when the Wildcats would claim how great ties were?? Lets not go there again.
7:16 that is the list of teams that will play in the national league and the qualification used to determine the teams for people such as yourself that don't know that this exists.This year's 2015-16 US Youth Soccer National League Girls played 7 games in 2 of 3 below eventsWilson, N.COrlando, FLLas Vegas, NVto qualify for the USYSA National Championships in Texas where they will play the 4 Regional Champions.The 2001s from the final 4 from this year's RCL will play in 2 of those 3 tournaments this fall plus any 2002s that stick with their teams. That's a lot of exposure for Non-ECNL teamsBraddock Road YC 01 Elite (VA)1776 United FC Xtreme (PA)South Shore Select Elite (MA)Greater Binghamton United FC (NY-W)This list also provided the NCS team pool for the West Virginia regional used to qualify for Texas with the PA team to join this list todayBraddock Road YC 01 EliteNJCSA Elitethe USYSA by far blows away the US Club National Cup in regards to meaningful games used to qualify. The USYSA State champs play each other first before the National Event, the US Club side sends their champ directly to the National Tournament plus the Regional tournaments are from an OPEN application (pay to play). Not to take anything away from the NJ Wildcats who qualified.The ECNL & NPLs are similar to the USYSA qualification teams need to win their league/division to qualify for post season which will be used to qualify for the finals and this is why Ipost so much about these leagues.So While people say this is all meaningless - not the case when it comes to Regional/National Leagues such as ECNL, National League, NPL & RCL every game is played for somethingGS 4 Life
Shut up GS4 Losers
9:33 Match Fit running through the finish line. Both teams are playing well, and they both will make their respective playoffs. Not limping at all. No more drama, I wonder why?
MatchFit U13 Pre-ECNl Team is being raided by the 2 one step ahead of the Dog Catcher Shysters now leading Cedar Starts Girls.But don't worry MF, in another year they will bounce to yet another club. And again the dark cloud will follow them both out the door.
1776 PAE State Champ
Nice win 1776
11:53 :) love it But I'm still going to use GS4 LifeRegion1 Cup Representative to 2016 NationalsQualified:RCL - Braddock Road YC 01 EliteNJ - NJCSA ElitePAE - 1776 United FC XtremeCT DENYE NYWPAWME MDMANHRIVTVA WV
NYCSL NPL 2015-20160 NJ Crush NPL-010 Manhattan NPL-01Massapequa clinches top spot with a tie or a win and willplay STA NPL 01 in the Semi-FinalNJ Crush will play one of the belowNYSC with a win and a Massapequa loss will get the top spot and play STA NPL 01,but both atre playing teams that they should beat NYSC will draw NJ Crush.Quickstrike needs a win and a NYSC lossISA needs a win and a NYSCand Quickstrike lossManhattan SC needs a NYSC, Quickstrike and ISA loss
Some big EDP NPL games also this weekFC COPA ACADEMY G01 NPL LIMANJCSA ELITENJCSA ELITEALLEYCATS ELITE NEKO 01/02-NPLALLEYCATS ELITE NEKO 01/02-NPLLEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLSThis was the best i could do with the Girls U14 Eastern Development Program - NPL DivisionPTS AVG (games left) - pending above resultsNorth2.00 (3) NJ Wildcats Averbuch NPL (NJ)1.50 (4) NJCSA Elite (NJ)1.00 (3) Albany Alleycats Elite Neko 01/02-NPL (NY)0.00 (4) TSF Academy 01/02G 0.00 (2) Jersey United Soccer Spartans 01/02G NPL (NJ)South3.00 (2) Lehigh Valley United 01 Girls (PA)2.00 (3) South Jersey Elite Barons '01G NPL (NJ) 2.00 (3) FC Copa Academy G01 NPL Lima (NJ) 1.50 (2) NJ Rush 01 Girls Blue(NJ)
Elite Clubs National League 2015-2016 Regular SeasonU14 Northeast ConferenceMetro Division2.16 (3) Match Fit Academy ECNL U141.95 (3) PDA ECNL U14New England Division2.44 (4) East Meadow Soccer Club ECNL U14 (Clinched)U14 ECNL Champions League Qualification01. Ohio Premier ECNL U1402. So Cal Blues SC ECNL U1403. FC Virginia ECNL U1404. Michigan Hawks ECNL U1405. Eagles Soccer Club ECNL U1406. Washington Premier ECNL U1407. East Meadow Soccer Club ECNL U1408. MVLA ECNL U1409. Tophat Soccer Club Tophat SC ECNL U1410. FC Dallas ECNL U1411. Concorde Fire ECNL U1412. Match Fit Academy ECNL U1413. Eclipse Select Soccer Club ECNL U1414. Arsenal FC ECNL U1415. TSC Hurricane ECNL U1416. Real Colorado ECNL U14
North East Girls NPLClinchedPDA South 01 NPL Match Fit Academy 01 NPL Fight for 3rd and 4th seedsPTS (games left)40 (3) Penn Fusion SA 01 NPL 37 (2) PDA North 01 NPL 35 (1) Continental FC 01 NPL 33 (4) FC Boston 01 NPL This week's pending results:FC Boston 01 NPLConnecticut FC 01 NPLFC Boston 01 NPLFSA FC 01 NPLPenn Fusion SA 01 NPLPDA South 01 NPL
Best ECNL and Non-ECNL event for memorial day weekend2016 PDA GIRLS COLLEGE SHOWCASEGroup AFC Virginia ECNLPDA ECNLOhio Elite Soccer ECNLEast Meadow Hotshotz ECNLGroup B Maryland United FC ECNLFSA FC ECNLScorpions SC ECNLWorld Class FC ECNLGroup CBethesda SC ECNLConnecticut FC ECNLFC Stars of Mass ECNLMatch Fit Academy ECNL----------------------------------------17th Annual FC DELCO Players CupGirls U14 ChampionshipNJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL (NJ) PA CLASSICS ACADEMY 01 (PAE) TOTAL FA ELITE 01 (OS) WAZA FC EAST 02 BLACK (MI) ALBERTSON SC FURY '01 ECNL (NYE) BRADDOCK ROAD YC 01 ELITE (VA) LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED 01 GIRLS (PAE) PENN LEGACY 01 BLACK F14 (PAE) 1776 UNITED FC XTREME (PAE) CLEVELAND FC 01-02 ROYAL (ON) SOUTH SHORE SELECT U14 ELITE (MA) YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER BANSHEES (PAE) ------------------------------------------
Also a great eventEDP CUP SPRING 2016 [U11-U14]HULMEVILLE SC DYNAMO (PAE) JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION (NJ) NJCSA ELITE MANALAPAN (NJ) SOUTH CENTRAL PREMIER SPIRIT (CT) CALVERT ELITE CESC '02 (MD) NEW YORK SC G01 (NYE) PWSI COURAGE 01G RED (VA) SJEB '01G NPL (NJ)
DOC and ECNL Director are full of promises and lies. Lived it, made it easy for our family by moving to Denville. Can leave without having to say why. Last 2 years, many broken promises
I know 1776 won the soccer game but who won the fist fight?
Sunday -EDP Flight 1 NorthNJ wildcats Averbuch 6GPS Flash NJ 0Saturday NPL Flight 1 NJ Wildcats Averbuch 1Albany AlleyCats NY 0
3:32 Is referring to Matchfit.
4:58Several PAC players out injured early on in the game of that tells you anything.
It doesn't tell us anything. I saw the game. 1776 dominated possession. Simple as that.
Did MFA really think they were going to stay?? A few good quality girls left in the winter... Very smart.... MFA is a joke.. More people are realizing. Move up North, constantly lied too, changing game location and times the night before, and a different coach every weekend. So basically any club is better than that!! Oh I forgot training once a week..... FYI it's all ages not just u13 pre-ECNL..
You wouldn't be a 1776 parent now would you lol
It's a sick world when parents cheer injuries Nuff said
Gee congrats to the nastiest team in PA. Can only imagine the 1776 crazy mom during that game!
In PAC's defense, they were playing against the wind the whole game and the 1776 keeper purposely dug holes in the ground in front of the goal right before the halftime switch. Plus PAC's defense of using a sweeper behind the D-backs was useless against a team that doesn't rely on a single high striker attack. Great job 1776!!
1776 can only beat mediocre teams , or good teams with missing players due to injury. End of story !
you people are pure comedy.
Nothing more juvenile than listening to these parents who when their child's team loses a big game, retaliate by attacking the others teams style of play, parents behavior, coach, players, field, etc. Waiting for one to come on and say they just lost to a better team that day.Won't hold my breathe. Great examples for their kids.
1776 either had a great game or PAC's multiple injuries affected them too much and they didn't have enough depth in their roster able to overcome. Maybe a little of both. It wouldn't be so cringe worthy to hear of their win if those 1776 parents showed a touch of respect once and a while. I've never heard of a team with such a bad rep.
1776 is a sinking ship . That's why their best player is leaving for PF .
Um, not a 1776 parent. I was there for my kids PF game and watched the first half of the state final while mine was warming up. i arrived just as the first goal was scored. from that point to just into the second half, i didn't see anything nasty or bad. i thought both teams played high quality soccer -- PAC had some great ball handlers, but 1776 connected more passes and were usually first to the ball. i sense there is both some bitterness and maybe some history wrapped into these other comments, but as for the game itself, i saw some great soccer (despite the wind) and the team that played better as a group won.
8:02 sinking ship? They will be playing in the National League come the fall that is the Elite USYSA league and the prize for all Non-ECNL teams the equivalent to the ECNL.AnywayI HATE PLAYOFFSThe first of our 3 NPLs Final 4 is set.NYCSL NPL E1 Massapequa Soccer Club NPL-01W2 STA NPL-01W1 NJ Crush FC NPL-01E2 New York Soccer Club NPL-01North East Girls NPL1 PDA South 01 NPL 4 FC Boston 01 NPL or PDA North 01 NPL or Continental FC 01 NPL 2 Match Fit Academy 01 NPL 3 Penn Fusion SA 01 NPL EDP NPL lots of games to be playedMy GuessN1 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL S2 SJEB '01G NPL S1 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED 01 GIRLS N2 NJCSA ELITE Elite Clubs National LeagueNew England DivisionEast Meadow Soccer Club ECNL U14 (clinched)Metro DivisionMatch Fit Academy ECNL U14 (needs to beat CFC Delco or PDA doesn't win out remaining 3 games)Chesapeake DivisionFC Virginia ECNL U14 (clinched)Ohio Valley DivisionOhio Premier ECNL U14 (clinched
1776 played better, connected better and won BC of thatAll other posts are also correct though but not reason for winParents are a disgrace and were cheering injuriesNeutral PF spectator
7:49 You must of made a mistake when logging on. Your looking for the other NJ Blog where the parents are encouraging towards each other, and actually meet up after games to talk about the fairness of equal play time and everyone receiving a trophy. That blog is www.hillaryclinton//socialist//.com
NJ Rush Blue 1NJ Wildcats Galaxy 0 Lehigh Valley 1Real Sounders 1
My child has played both teams several times. Both teams do have a nice style of play and should be commended for that. Neither team is a kick and run team and that gets a lot of respect out of me. I had told someone just last night it's anyone's game knowing that one team is not dominant over the other. I did not see the game and therefore do not know details but today 1776 was better. Had the game been tomorrow it could've went the other way I'm sure. Where the negative comments are coming from is due to a long standing reputation 1776 has for not being a "nice" team. Yes that goes for players and parents. I have witnessed awful behavior in the past so I get it. Im sure there are families who are very nice and respectful on that team it's just a shame some have scarred that teams name.
1776 should play Wildcats. What a sideline that would be. Make it an iron cage match. I smell pay per view!
8:48 Good one. I would pay to see that. Those parents would give a good performance.
Perhaps we'll get to see exactly that at Delco?
Look out WV. Big Red's comin your way.
My money's on Big Red .
This is to rush parents. Has the u14 team played the u13 blue team that was recently tops in the country on GS? I bet that team could beat some of tge top 5 u14. Not a parent on that team just curious.
Why was a question asking about 1776 playing in National League in the fall, when they will be playing as U16, removed?
7:21 The u14 have scrimmaged the u13 and the u14 won. Why are you so curious ? They have played 3v3 against them and futsal practice games against them. You do know that u14 team has 2002 girls also right? I believe half their team. So what is the big deal anyway? Who cares? and who is asking? Do you want scores?
7:21 The Rush u14 girls have played u16 girls too and won. Played the u15 girls and won. Not sure what your so curious about
NJ Rush Blue is good, yes they beat Cats 4-2. And they are just a good rough and tough team if you ask me as a parent. History is very indicative of how they play. Wild Cats had hard time that day with them.
3 PDA Storm players selected to U15 NT Camp. U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team Roster by Position:GOALKEEPERS (3): Ruthie Jones (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.), Marzia Josephson (CASL; Cary, N.C.), Maciah Lipsey (Michigan Hawks; Southfield, Mich.) DEFENDERS (6): Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat SC; Cumming, Ga.), Tori Hansen (CASL; Raleigh, N.C.), D'awncey Jones-Black (Honolulu Bulls SC; Ewa Beach, Hawaii), Leah Scarpelli (PDA Storm; Brick, N.J.), Natalia Staude (Tophat SC; Marietta, Ga.), Harper White (Tennessee SC; Franklin, Tenn.)MIDFIELDERS (8): Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Eleanor Glenn (Tophat SC; Avondale Estates, Ga.), Sophia Jones (De Anza Force; Menlo Park, Calif.), Julianne Leskauskas (PDA Storm; Farmingdale, N.J.), Madison Mercado (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Gabrielle Robinson (BRYSC; Springfield, Va.), Hollyn Torres (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.) FORWARDS (9): Laney Carroll (Legends FC; Redlands, Calif.), Sunshine Fontes (Honolulu Bulls SC; Wahiawa, Hawaii), Savianna Gomez (Beach Academy; Torrance, Calif.), Emma Hiscock (Michigan Hawks; Fenton, Mich.), Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Mass; Douglas, Mass.), Samantha Meza (Dallas Kicks; Balch Springs, Texas), Madisyn Pilla (PDA Storm; Martinsville, N.J.), Alexandra Russell (Albion Hurricanes; Katy, Texas), Kalyssa Van Zanten (Eclipse Select SC; Buffalo Grove, Ill.)
May 15 8.12Are you seriously defending ugly behavior by grown adults at youth soccer games? I have seen out of control parents shouting "you suck!" at 12 yr. olds, parents telling refs how to do their job and telling their children not to listen to the coach because he doesn't know what he's talking about. I guess behaving appropriately is too socialist for you. Have fun raising selfish bullies!
Settle down, 12:38. 8:12 was just making a joke. Albeit, not a very good one.
So they have turned Scarpelli into a defender? Good for her!
8:08 PA soccer in top leagues.u16 2001 PF ECNLu16 2001 CFC Delco ECNLU16 2001 FC Bucks ECNLU16 2001 1776 Unitedu16 2001 PF NPLu16 2001 CFC Delco NPLU16 2001 FC Bucks NPLU16 2001 LVU NPLRCL Application process won't be known until later in the season.National League open teams won't be known until later in the year.some say meaningless - I say looks just like this season with one exception 1776 United playing in the top USYSA league the equivalent to ECNL on the USYSA side with games at Disney, Vegas and North Carolina down they have exposure down also. Enjoy the ride 1776.
...says the 1776 parent...
Does someone pay you every time you post "Must be a ___ parent" or "says the ___parent" after a positive post, 1:31?What was it about 1:27's post that got under your skin?
Rush Blue also lost this season to SJEB and FC Copa in league play. Also knocked out of state cup early. You have to be consistent. They lose too often to weak teams.
They also beat SJEB and FC Copa too. It happens, no one said they are perfect. There are bad days too. I'm sure every team on here has lost to others they have won against. Do you have something against them or what? Probably beat your team too.
Says the parent pretending to not be same person
1776 parents/coaches do seem to come onto the blog at recruiting time . Needing to try and build up their team rep and pick up the leftoverscraps of players !
2:28 who am I pretending not to be ? Please explain. You seem bitter. Why did you have to put down NJ Rush ? I am assuming someone made a nice comment and you had to say something negative. What's wrong ? If you are referring to comment someone wrote about Rush playing against Wildcats, I did not write it, I would admit to it if I did. It seems you have a problem with compliments. This board is for negative and positive opinions.
Says the parent who desperately wishes someone would post about their daughter's team.
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