Tuesday, December 5, 2017

U16 (2002) Girls Youth Soccer

U16 young women players are not playing for fun, they are playing to win.

Best to step aside, because they are about to barrel through...

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Anonymous said...

There are NO college coaches watching DA games right now they are all in season. If you say so show me some pictures of who they were and lost the schools and what games were they at! Don't be criptic, lost the location and games they were watching and full names of the schools!

Anonymous said...

Before I get called out by the grammar police the iPhone changed my words from LIST to lost FYI. No coaches are recruiting your little Susie in the fall. What club were they supposedly watching? I.D yourself and the full names of the colleges!

Anonymous said...

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY
MANHATTAN COLLEGE

NYCFC VS. BOSTON BREAKERS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 3PM EST.

YOU WANT ME TO POST THEIR PROFILE PHOTOS???

Anonymous said...

Idiot Columbia had a 4 PM game! No way was any coach from Columbia missing their game to watch your little Susie!

Anonymous said...

Manhattan played at 7 still doubt they were there!

Anonymous said...

Ok I retract the statement. They had games this past Saturday not the 16th. Good luck with little Susie! You weren't from World Classless were you?

Anonymous said...

Of course coaches are attending these matches. Many colleges have multiple coaches you know including graduate assistants. No one is saying the head coaches were there in particular since they are in the middle of conference play now. But coaches have been going to these matches since day 1 of the DA.

Anonymous said...

Retract this, you toad....

Anonymous said...

why? truth hurts, tadpole?

Anonymous said...

Confucius say, man writing checks for number one daughters team, might be in need of a loan....soon.

Anonymous said...

US Soccer scout at DA games and practices too. Some kids were pulled for ID session already.

Anonymous said...

Cool Aid drinkers here it comes. Chance at getting on US team less then .000000001%! Lol!! Keep thinking little Susie is going into the national team or pool!

Anonymous said...

Just being invited to id2 from us club, or NTC from GDA is pretty good stuff on resume for college.

Anonymous said...

YNTs are one thing. Full NT is another. The best way to get there has nothing to do with GDA unless you are a prodigy (then it really doesn't matter).
That's like trying to be a Doc do they really care where you did your undergrad or do they care about the med School you graduated from? All D1 athletes will be on the NTs radar - the one's with the good stats and the defenders with the good rep get looked at regardless of what they have on their resume.

just my 2 cents.

Anonymous said...

You obviously know nothing about the snobbery of medicine and sometimes how patients and/or hospitals pick them. Do you want the top of the class or the last in the class working on you or your family members?

Anonymous said...

exactly. the doors are opened a lot easier for someone who has the backing of pedigree for lack of a better definition (such as a degree from a top medical school or undergrad that certainly helps get into better grad schools) then those who don't. I would think that for soccer GDA is considered a pedigree.

Anonymous said...

9:42 or realizing money spent wisely.

Anonymous said...

Preaching to the choir dude, I write those checks too, its all good in Orangeburg...

Anonymous said...

All college coaches are in the season. If they have games every coach , including all the assistant coaches are at their game . They do not come to see your daughter game. That is a stupid statement .

Anonymous said...

You are incorrect. I saw a coach that had been recruiting my kid at a game, recently. You are one of those disbelievers. At some point, you are going to take your head of the sand and realize you are not all knowing. But then again, don't really care if you do. Btw - the world isn't flat, either.

Anonymous said...

It must be Mickey Mouse University then.

Anonymous said...

Not hardly. You don't have to believe. I am just supporting the comments that college coaches are going to the DA games. Unlike yourself, I don't pretend to be all knowing in any of this. I can only discuss my family's personal experience.
I am not the pied piper. And don't pretend to be either.

Anonymous said...

Some people are a waste of key-strokes, they must of graduated from Troll U.

Anonymous said...

Or Mickey Mouse University; agreed.

Anonymous said...

College coaches (head coach in some cases, assistant in others, are coming to DA games. Every single game we have had coaches. And I'm assuming the other games have as well. Believe it if you want, or don't. Doesn't change the facts either way.

Anonymous said...

2nd round of GDA selections coming soon. What will be the new GDA clubs?

Anonymous said...

There have been zero college coaches at the games I have attended and it was top team games so.

Anonymous said...

So that means there have been zero for others, right? I was standing next to a few at one of the games in the pouring rain. And I am with a top team too.

Anonymous said...

And saw others at other games as well. And coach I know from interest gave me a nod when we passed on the sidelines.

Anonymous said...

No scores from today's games?

Anonymous said...

College coaches are most definitely attending DA games. My daughters coach has already received calls with interest.

Anonymous said...

http://www.ussoccerda.com/sam/standings/regevent/index.php?containerId=MzgzNDM0MA%3D%3D&partialGames=0#filter-table

@10:32 - GDA scores are on this site. Appears some still not listed. Does anyone know how they get loaded? Is it through US Soccer or the various clubs?

Anonymous said...

Agree with 1:04 that college coaches will attend DA games. College coaches will also attend ECNL, USYS national league, and top tourneys. Coaches go where there are talented players and right now there is a lot of talent dispersed across all of these platforms.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Coaches at WAGS despite being in season.

Anonymous said...

Whoever predicted Loudoun and Beach at WAGS was on the money

Anonymous said...

Looks like Washington Spirit Academy- Virginia learned something from their first encounter against PDA, nice win for them 3-0 over PDA over the weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

yup, Loudon and Beach, you know why? I was at regionals and saw them in July in VA. They kicked arse both of them and made that final as well. VA has some great teams!! Must be the weather.

Anonymous said...

VA teams getting some love in these blogs. I have an older gal, too.

Anonymous said...

Any DA fan boys have any insight on following the men's side. Is the goal to not only not win the world cup but not qualify? The ability to identify and develop soccer talent is something the Federation has not exhibited the ability to acomplish.

Anonymous said...

That is a long discussion, no time to type 3000 words, but a synopsis would be, if you don’t play like your life is on the line, you have little chance of success at that level.

Anonymous said...

Important games on Saturday for NYCFC, they will be recruiting future DA players from NYSC, should be very spirited. Look for NYSC parents to be making inquiries, before, during and after the games....

Anonymous said...

utter disgrace to not qualify for wc
arena should be a fired

Anonymous said...

10:40 I'm still in pain. We don't deserve to go if we can't beat the last place team's second team.

10:00 I agree every game needs to be played that way.

6:33 The only world class player we have is a teenager that plays in Germany. I still believe we can be great we just don't have the coaches that grew up with the game (no disrespect to any coach). Look at the MLS teams that have foreign coaches Chicago (from last place to playoffs) Atlanta (expansion team).

My fear is that the same is going to happen with our girls as the rest of the world gets better we remain the same team (new faces) and play the same way.

Anonymous said...

agreed. who are the top NWSL players? internationals. marta and kerr

Anonymous said...

agreed and steph catley, kennedy, sinclair and daley too.

Anonymous said...

When connections and $ mean more than talent the results are pretty much what you see with US soccer.

Reality is the best players aren't being taken for many many reason and don't see it changing.

Anonymous said...

6:40 I agree - proof is most of the clubs that that expanded roster size to collect more money were rewarded with GDA.

Anonymous said...

The DA games are pitiful, honestly it is bad soccer. Many players on these teams were NPL players. Very low quality. I have seen numerous games, several of my daughters friends that are playing are asking the club to move back to ECNL

Anonymous said...

Best players in my daughter's club stayed with ECNL. Sour grapes are sorry. No college scouts, no showcases, bad games. No growth path in US Soccer. No leadership.

Anonymous said...

6:40, 9:01,10:05, 11:09, thanks for your input, we will discuss tonight at practice, and then disband the league.

Anonymous said...

Good article....
https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/10/11/us-soccer-sunil-gulati-president-usmnt-world-cup-qualifying-failure

Anonymous said...

7:04 - Funny guy - Pay to Play has been the problem and it will never go away. You talk about that at your practice. I'm assuming your team's club has multiple teams? What is their tuition, $2k+ to play non-academy soccer?
You keep thinking your kid is one of the best.

USSF - should have taken over the ODP program and made it Free to play. I like each state having their own team and they should have made USYS and US Club play nice.

D1 ODP
A. National Championship
B. 8 Regional leagues

D2 - used to scout players
A 50 State leagues
B Local leagues
C Recreational leagues

Every player that makes ODP plays for free and the club that developed the player gets 5k per year as long as the player is on the ODP team and a higher amount if they make YNT, NT or play professional in the NWSL or UEFA or something similar to this.

There has to be one path instead of everyone looking for a buck

ECNL
NL
NPL
4 Regional leagues
EDP and others
ODP
Super Y

Just my 2 cents (previous posts 9:01 and 11:30)

Anonymous said...

8:33, I have a great book to recommend, its called The Idealist, US Soccer vs. the America People.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and another one: Pitch Archeology: The Search for ODP in the Modern Era...out of print....

Anonymous said...

This the problem in itself......
DA
ECNL
NL
NPL
4 Regional leagues
EDP and others
ODP
Super Y
High School

Anonymous said...

I don't know any other sport that has such a variety of leagues from which to choose and all of them claim to be the best. I'm not saying they are; I'm just saying they claim.
How do you streamline this? Clearly, it's money driving it.

Anonymous said...

I don’t think it can be streamlined.

Anonymous said...

Some great GDA games tomorrow, PDA Sky Blue (H) vs Penn Fusion, NYSC Sky Blue vs NYCFC (H), and FC Fury vs Boston Breakers (H), should all be great games. Good luck to all, especially my kids team!!!

Anonymous said...

http://www.yanksarecoming.com/following-qualifying-failure-us-soccer-requires-change-from-gulati-and-beyond


Good article and sad to think what the Federation forced on the girls side. Wait until the full effect of the DA change comes to bear I fear it won't be pretty.

Anonymous said...

It is really ridiculous. I cannot wait for my daughter to be committed and done with this shite. Hopefully soon somewhere and then get direction from college coach where they want her to play.

Anonymous said...

9:54, I get it you don’t approve of the GDA, and I am completely cool about that, to each their own right?
But don't bash just for the sake of self-righteousness, because no one cares what you think, not even your own kid, which is the real sad part....

Anonymous said...

Rumors are just premature facts..... Major grumblings today about the fate of the GDA as a whole. Hickey considering resigning due to weakness of national program direction.

This is a sinking ship no matter how you look at it.

Follow the leader and watch the sheep, Arena just resigned 3 hours ago and this is starting. Going to be a very interesting weekend of GDA, USMNT, USWNT, DA news.

Anonymous said...

Do you know Miriam Hickey? If not, how would you possibly know how she feels?? What does Arena have to do with success??? USSF is going through an embarrassing moment, completely on the mens side, the USWNT is as strong as ever, and please don’t mention the SheBelieves Cup as an example of their imminent implosion, its just not a fair. The Da system in this country cannot fail, because it answers to the top authority of the sport in this country, and its not US Club, not USYS, not all the colleges combined, and not even to God.

Anonymous said...

8:58am. I am glad your daughters team is playing. You do realize that the better players in the DA are playing HS like Boston Breakers. The teams like Fury, NYCFC, NYSC Sky Blue are NPL players at best. Not even top players in our region. Yes my child is on one of those teams. I am happy that she is playing, but please be realistic. My daughter and numerous of her teammates did not make a local ECNL team

Anonymous said...

Okay Henny Penny. Just looked outside, the sky isn't falling. Arena is a no brainer. Epic fail. M. Hickey just got started. GDA games only a month in. Doubtful she is even considering resigning and why should she.
GDA is motoring along. It's not about the games, it's about the development; and that is happening. So haters, stop throwing your stones.

Anonymous said...

Lets be honest the women's side isn't exactly stellar lately. Forget the SBC, try the Olympics. Soccer wire has not mentioned anything about Hickey, but thats not the only source of news. Of course, I wouldn't call it BIG news if the rumor was true. Another so called soccer Yoda will emerge and promise to make it all better. Where have we heard that before!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

1:49 - troll university i presume?

Anonymous said...

Soccerwire??? Really? that is where you get your soccer news? Haha. Says it all. Have found many errors in their reportings. Good source; not great.

Anonymous said...

Breaking News via Soccer Wire: This just in...... Carli Loyd has taken over command of the GDA and Alex Morgan has entered rehab alongside Harvey Weinstein.

Anonymous said...

As far as the Olympics, if Press and A Morgan make their pk's; US probably gold medal winners again. And Solo still on the team and USWNT merrily motoring along. If you recall the prior Olympics, it wasn't a cake walk. Canada gave them a hard time and gold medal game v Japan was not easy.

Face it. Soccer around the world is improving. The girls come to US colleges from around the world. Learn the US style and coaching, take it back to their teams and they improve. How many of the US girls are going to international colleges to learn their style?

But, don't we want the soccer around the world to improve? So, kind of in a quandary. Be careful about what you wish.

Anonymous said...

2:02 - exactly. :)

Anonymous said...

1:49, stop smoking pot, or share with the others....

Anonymous said...

2:02 PM that was funny. Sad thing is, half of that could be true. Whats even more bizarre, imagine if Alex was in for the same issue Harvey is! Not sure what man would be upset if he was harassed by Alex though. High fives to all the soccer dads!

Anonymous said...

Good luck to all the NYCFC teams today!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and good luck to PDA too, and although I hate them, still want them to beat PF....

Anonymous said...

PF too strong for PDA.

Anonymous said...

Score of the PDA vs PF game??

Anonymous said...

PDA lost

Anonymous said...

3-1 PF win

Anonymous said...

NYCFC sweep all 4 GDA games against NYSC, was a little sad to watch....

Anonymous said...

NYSC got their GDA too late to recruit and retain their players. There is no way anyone expected them to be top 3 in their league.

They have decent coaching, they should get more competitive as the season goes along. Keep working hard! Only look forward!

Questions for next season:
- if ENCL implodes - they have a good chance of recruiting well
- if CSA North or SUSA get GDA - their recruiting will be made difficult

Anonymous said...

ECNL will not implode, but they did get hurt pretty bad, not many teams stayed intact, MF, WC and CFC are the few that lost a few good players to GDA, but mostly retained their best players, bets of luck to all....

Anonymous said...

ECNL is playing in some conferences like Mid Atlantic, already. How's the competition? Would be good to find out if any differences apparent. Get an idea of the temperature out there about the upcoming season.

Anonymous said...

9:32 based on ysr scores - teams in ecnl are regressing in their rankings

Anonymous said...

That is true, took a look at TopDrawer rankings last night and at u16, there is not 1 ECNL team listed in top 25. Now that might be because most of the ECNL teams have not started their season, but when a shill of a platform like TopDrawer is not shilling for ECNL anymore, well, that’s not good....

Anonymous said...

ECNL is a sinking ship. Get out now before it's too late!!!

Anonymous said...

10/13 @ 11:33 am-

My daughter is a teenager so hasn't cared what I think for quite some time I would imagine. Has the DA shown what a great job they have done on the men's side of things? Pretty resounding NO so lets model the successful women's side after the helplessness (all age groups) on the mens side.

We all know its who you know and if you can you afford the pay to play. Michael Bradley is the best the US has to offer?

Anonymous said...

Where are all the DA is a waste of time people? Our u17 boys are putting on a clinic vs a strong South America Paraguay 5-0 with at least 12 mins still to go at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The problem has never been with the DA or our youth systems - it's always been about the people making the selections. I guess we now know why Klinsman went with a bunch of Germans and Euros and why Gonzalez never sniffed the field.

Arena selected the team so Arena was to blame no one else and he stepped down,same goes on the Girls side we have the players we just have selectors that like a certain style of play which fits a certain type of player in their opinions.

Anonymous said...

My daughter is not going to get a call-up to the National team, at least I don’t think so, but she is a better player because of the GDA training, much better than her former ECNL coaches could ever provide.

Anonymous said...

PS. The DA will make the players we have even better.

11:41 I think the DA is doing great on the boys side, as I said in my last post it's the people selecting the team that are the issue not the players they are doing the best that they can. Of course Bradley isn't the best, Dax would have been an upgrade and he was on the roster.

Two things. This pay to play business needs to stop. If Iceland can qualify in Europe with a population of a few million on the mens side there is no reason we can't find 20 players to advance past CONCACAF teams. The team that played just wasn't as good as we thought they were plain and simple.

Why did the womens side have all this success? Because we were the only country that had women/girl teams. Now UEFA and other regions are putting money into the womens side - You can say Germany/France/England/Sweden/Japan have passed or are equal to our girls right now - if we were in a group with these countries we might not win a game on the girls side.

The Euros and South Americans have soccer in their culture and have much better coaching that we do at our Elite clubs - forget about the other clubs

Anonymous said...

12:21 she is young and getting quality training. If she plays D1 soccer and does well she will be on the radar like every D1 college player that is doing well is. D2/D3 won't do this for your kids - but they will get them a very nice degree that will take them places in the real world.

Right now our kids need top training and confidence to play their game without the fear of making a mistake - once they get to college it's game on and making mistakes keeps you on the bench.

Anonymous said...

12:30, isn’t that what I just said??

Anonymous said...

The problem with the MNT is the MLS. US Soccer is fielding MLS players over better YNT players to prop up the league. The DA is working, but the players aren't being called up. They are instead going with big names who sell tickets.

US Soccer needs the MLS to promote soccer to the youth. Football, Baseball, and Basketball is taking the best we have.

Until leadership changes and decisions are made to put the best 11 on the field we will be stuck in this system. Money is the driving force at US soccer.

Anonymous said...

I agree!

T&T had their younger developmental players on the pitch when they bested the States.

USA U20's men could beat MNT Senior team!!!

Anonymous said...

12:21 and???

1:47 I agree - they are missing the one biggest piece. MLS players are already getting paid. They younger player's are playing to make a name for themselves. The one thing we have in common with the rest of the world when it comes to soccer and the USSF can't even see it. Arena played Gonzalez instead of Miazga who went to Chelsea you don''t think he has something to prove. Besides he's a better player anyway. It's the same thing at the youth level. There are plenty of players that have been overlooked for others that were not head and shoulders better. They just had some pull and that's what goes along way in the states.

1:51 Agree 100%. This is why I get so pissed off when people "Football, Baseball, and Basketball is taking the best we have." (no disrespect 1:47).
We have over 365 million people in our country compared T&T and there 1 million. But yet they were able to field a 2nd team that beat our 1st team.

It's not the players they played to their best, it's the selectors that picked those players expecting results they couldn't deliver.

Anonymous said...

5:07,

The US plays to mediocrity in soccer. We have so many good players we overlook the great players. And the selection process is based on who knows who all the way up and making "known" decisions. I have seen this with ODP and now GDA. When you allow a club coach/DOC to be involved in Regional selections you get players that these people know and have worked with, safe bets, no issues, and good enough. Well, good enough really isn't. I think a rule should be that if you are a DOC or high level coach at a club you should not be involved in the selection process of regional team. Scouts for NT players should come from outside the area and be required to attend a certain number of games and practices. They select based on what they see and talking with players (get an idea of the personality) and talk with coaches. A coach from a DA Club team should not be on staff at a regional NT team.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:32 nailed it. Plenty of talent but the selection process is horribly biased.

Anonymous said...

there is nothing more opaque than the selection for any program like id2 or ntc. even when you make that selection - noone tells you whats next - what to work on, how to get to the next level.

Anonymous said...

We had 3 different NT scouts at 3 different DA games and 2 practices so far. These were people that none of us (players/parents) have ever seen before and collectively we know most of the regional soccer faces. One may have been Diane Drake but it was a bit hard to tell. They sat at midfield between the two teams and did not have any interaction with the coaches or players. Just a ton of writing and page flipping.

DA is taking it out of the coaches hands. They also evaluate the club itself twice a year.

Anonymous said...

Is NYCFC better than PDA-SB??

Anonymous said...

from this article "NYCFC's Reyna calls for more humility, less arrogance in American soccer

"The problem isn’t with U.S. Soccer, it’s with soccer in the U.S., said New York City FC sporting director Claudio Reyna, who slammed “arrogant” youth coaches and called for a cultural change."

“You go to local clubs in New York or pick anywhere in the country and you speak to a U-14 or U-15 technical director and they have all the answers, they know everything,”

“We need to focus more on progress and a lot less on politics and power and these kind of things and who is controlling what,”

Anonymous said...

7:18 - that's still subjective as someone said. even the evaluators have club connections. how do you overcome the politics?

Anonymous said...

7:18 and that is what is weird. why not have interaction? Why not introduce yourself to all the kids? Tell them your role? Explain their role? It's bizarre. I can't imagine when these gals were coming up through the system that they were treated this way.

No wonder US Soccer is having such trouble at the top. Arrogance completely.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree the selection process is flawed, and this last post about arrogance, it is abundant in NJ. Arrogant coaches, arrogant DOCS. Then the coaches play favorites based on money and who they can get to go to their side training, winter and summer as well. Many coaches and docs push away talented players due to their arrogance.

Anonymous said...

12:06 they won’t play against each other - but this week is the first set of crossover games for Atlantic division so you will get an indirect comparison

Anonymous said...

Thanks 5:19, we live pretty-much right in the middle of the two, and my daughter is enamored by GDA, we hope to make the jump over the winter, if they accept her. Lots to do on our end, but she wants a change from her ECNL team...

Anonymous said...

7:18 Yea. Asked my kid about any interaction from the observers - and the answer is not during the GDA games, but yes during NTC training.

Anonymous said...

i here ya re the NTC interaction. but why not let all the kids, from the youngest to the oldest, in the GDA know what you are doing; the purpose of the league; just a hello. not during games, but at the team trainings. Even the Pope shakes hands. And pretty sure he is well above US Soccer on the food chain of things that really matter.

i find it silly that they haven't handed out DA shirts to all the girls or little shoe/ball bags. It's marketing. ECNL learned.

Anonymous said...

Non GDA parent here with a question for GDA parents. We chose not to have our daughter play DA this year but will re-evaluate each year. I have heard from a few GDA parents that their teams' players (and parents) are struggling with the big decrease in the number of games. Players are used to playing so many tournaments in the past. Especially for a number of players that might get 35 or 45 minutes in a GDA game only to then have to wait another week to maybe play 25 minutes the following game. Have heard that some players are finding GDA a little "boring" because there isn't more game time, even for those that play a lot of minutes. GDA parents, is this at all true in your situations? My daughter's non DA team still plays way too many games in a year but I wonder if GDA play too few.

Anonymous said...

Too few games?? Really?? Look, the DA is not for everyone, especially if you crave 2 games per day, it's just not for you. Personally, my daughter loves playing for her DA team, she is a starter on a winning team, life is good. Best of luck!

Anonymous said...

My daughter is playing DA and loves the format. It works for her and us. I know it is not everyone cup of tea.

11:52 To answer your question, she plays every min and likes the recovery time between games. It might be a different story if she was a sub. She was starting to get burned out because of all the ECNL games and tournaments but now with the DA she has a new attitude and excitement for playing. We grew very weary of overuse injury caused by all the league and showcase games. She doesn't mind the extra training associated with the DA or missing HS. Her words not mine!

1:41 The girls were told all about that scouts that were at the games and practices. Also the parents were told at a team meeting what was happening and what to expect. No arrogance or weirdness. My point was that the evaluation was independent of the clubs.

Anonymous said...

I know. That, That....

Anonymous said...

My daughter's non-DA NTC experience, was first invited about 3 years ago at her coach's recommendation and kept being invited back for about a year and a half, sessions about once a month. Only about a weeks notice of when training would be and she would need to be over an hour away by 4:15 on a school day (so they really do expect you to drop everything to get her there). No coach interaction or feedback. Then the invitations just stopped. Was recently invited back, this time her coach was not consulted so we assumed the scouts saw her play somewhere, who knows. The list of girls included about a third DA, third ECNL and a third other clubs. Again, no feedback, except the coach obviously knew one girl and it seemed like he was her coach. Lots of girls with good foot skills but no soccer IQ, lots of dribbling, no distributing. Next round daughter not invited back, but lots more DA girls on the list (were DA parents complaining for not being invited the first time, since DA is advertised as pipeline to National team?) With no feedback, not sure what they're looking for, you're pretty much kept in the dark.

Anonymous said...

ahhhh growing mushrooms. kept in the dark and fed a lot of sh*t. are we sure they aren't a new government branch? executive, legislative, judicial and us soccer. :)

Anonymous said...

We have our cross-over DA games this weekend, should be fun for the girls. Virginia teams are always ready to play, but so are the girls, hopefully a good time will be had by all...

Anonymous said...

The girls and parents are informed exactly who will be attending their games and practices, and what their involvement with US Soccer is, usually the week before their attendance. Last night was the first NTC for the 2003 and 04 players. I was told that there were 4 ECNL girls, 1 non ECNL player and the remainder were DA players. I believe this was only for the NY area though

Anonymous said...

Is there an unwritten rule to weed out non GDA kids from NTC?

Anonymous said...

7:04 am Thanks for the thoughtful answer

6:30 am No need for the condescending attitude. Believe it or not, there are some players that have chosen not to play GDA and are plenty capable of starting on any of the local DAs. So yes, it is not for everyone (at least in year 1)

Anonymous said...

http://www.soccerwire.com/notes/mclean-youth-soccer-announces-2016-2017-travel-coaching-staff/

Anonymous said...

4:03 yes it seems like reps from US Soccer are making it more difficult to get into NTC if the player is not at a DA

Anonymous said...

Are the NTC lists public? How do you know which leagues are invited?

Anonymous said...

When you receive the invitation the list is attached so it's not public, only those invited see it.

Anonymous said...

Anyboby want to share the link, would like to see the format.

Thanks?

Anonymous said...

Schedule:
http://www.ussoccerda.com/calendar-training-centers

Info:
https://www.ussoccer.com/us-under14-national-development-program/training-centers

I've heard its impossible to get into and stay in. Kids get invited for a single even and then never again.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this 2002 board and this training center process is no longer in place for U16?

Anonymous said...

Brackets for CASL out yet?

Anonymous said...

CASL has been cancelled, too many hurricanes, wildfires and moron Presidents.

Anonymous said...

CASL is on but I've heard of a boycott from NCAA to protest.

Anonymous said...

Didn't realize Obama was still in the pic.

Anonymous said...

Tough games this weekend against the Virginia DA teams, they are fast, aggressive and good...

Anonymous said...

agreed. they give you a good game, but in u16/u17 standings VA teams are 3rd, 4th and 7th
and in u18/u19 in standings VA teams are 3rd, 4th and 7th. why the cheerleading?

Anonymous said...

Because it annoys you, that is why I cheer-lead, want some more?

Anonymous said...

Not annoying at all. plenty of empty barrels out there. continue with your senseless babbling.

Anonymous said...

Hey site administrator - can you update your filters to block these unrelated posts?

Anonymous said...

when do the national league and regional league (is there still one?) games begin? Any early favorites?

Anonymous said...

The USYS National and Regional leagues have both folded, RIP.

Anonymous said...

With GDA has there been any assistance in playing college soccer; anything more meaningful than scouts might attend games. Do GDA programs provide any assistance in finding a college that is a good fit for the players.

Anonymous said...

Yes 2:23, I am on a conference call right now with Duke, Stanford, and Harvard, how about you guys?

Anonymous said...

Tab Ramos connects with college coaches at CSA.

Anonymous said...

Kaz knows dozens of college coaches, but talent and effort is what gets attention, NOT who you know.

Well, except, maybe in your case....

Anonymous said...

GDA insists that college soccer is incompatible with US Soccer. They do not allow players to contact colleges and to attend ID camps

Anonymous said...

#Fakenews
#Getalife
#Ecnlshill

Anonymous said...

Soon all the ECNL families will be coming to their team practices, and although they will appear friendly, be forewarned, for the most part, these people want to see the GDA fail. It's not so much that they have to win everything, everyone else has to also lose, otherwise it's not a good day.

If I must choice between War and Righteousness,
I chose Righteousness
-TR

Anonymous said...

National League starts with their Fall Showcase in NC on 12/1. All NL teams nationwide attend. This is a Thursday to Sunday showcase that runs along with CASL Showcase that runs during that weekend. The National League season starts in the Spring regionally.

To ask who the favorites are is hard to determine.

PA and NJ are sending three teams each this year.
CA is sending four teams
MI is sending three teams






Anonymous said...

All these States are sending teams, are these State-best teams?? Also, do they know where they are sending them, do they have directions??

Anonymous said...

Also have these teams been impacted by GDA as in lost players in particular impact players? All of this is based on last year.

Most teams were impacted by GDA either losing kids directly or kids leaving hoping for spots that didn't happen so others in those old spots. This goes for ECNL too.

Anonymous said...

11:05pm what team told you this? It's false.

Anonymous said...

From GDA FAQ Page:
http://www.ussoccerda.com/faq

Ask your DOC if GDA kids are allowed to attend College ID camps during GDA season. (they can during offseason).

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Can Academy players participate with non-Academy teams during the season?

Full-time Academy players are only permitted to participate on their Academy team, and National Team duty.

Which teams participate in 10-month programming and do not allow high school participation?

The entire Academy program does not participate in high school programming.

How does participating in the Academy affect players being seen by elite coaches?

Academy competitions provide ideal opportunities for coaches to scout players in their natural environment. Over half of all Academy matches are observed by a member of the National Team scouting network. During the 2015-16 Development Academy season, for example, over 1,849 games were scouted by our expansive network of technical staff and scouts.

---

Anonymous said...

1:17 Just one correction "The National League season starts in the Spring regionally." is False.

December Showcase are also the first 4 games of the season. The remaining 3 will be played in either FL or NV. The Division champions advance to the National Championships in July and the top 3 qualify for next year's national league. The Eastern Regional league starts in the Spring with the top 4 teams advancing to the national league next season and the champion qualifying for the Region1 Championships.

I agree with your comment in regards to who the favorites are. Since Clubs accepted to the ECNL and GDA will now be sending their B teams or will be missing impact players. This is where the USYS NL dropped the ball.

Anonymous said...

8:15 is there a history of learning disability in the family?

Anonymous said...

2:13 - i'm 1:48. agreed. I would ask your club DOC. But, as some in our club have found, if the id camp does not interfere; then you can. for instance if you have a sunday game and camp is saturday, attend. if you have a sat game and sunday is camp, attend. and, college coaches are still recruiting. GDA isn't the conduit. The club is still the point of contact.

5:25 - hilarious.

Anonymous said...

3:38 you may be right for some teams, but I believe there are some teams in National League that haven't lost players to GDA or ECNL and would be very competitive or likely beat must ECNL teams. Again I expect there to be less of these types of teams than in the past in NL

Anonymous said...

i think that is the argument too. the measurement of ECNL is an unknown as well.
if the team you reference can beat ECNL if ECNL is watered down, then what is the true measurement this year of all teams. ALL of it is an unknown.
Maybe it will flush out by the end of the season when roster adds and drops occur after try-outs. This year is going to be a wide open soccer season for sure.

Anonymous said...

Agree all three platforms are watered down now although the most "best" players are likely in GDA. ECNL and NL will have strong teams and players and some weaker teams. GDA has a couple of weak teams.

Anonymous said...

Some of the top non ECNL clubs that used to do national league joined GDA. At least 5 clubs that I can spot. They cant send their GDA team.

Anonymous said...

Like Empire Disjointed, is that a top USYS non ECNL club???

Anonymous said...

I agree these teams can't send their top teams or top players.
Was Empire in the national league? or just the regional league

Nationals Union 02 Black
Nationals Union 02 Red
Michigan Hawks 02
FC United 2002 Pre-Academy
Solar 02 Naizer
Solar 02G Grado
CSA-North/Cabarrus Predator
United Futbol Academy 02 Premier
La Roca-FD 02
Legends FC 02 Academy
Beach FC G02 DPL
Albion SC G02 DPL Academy

Anonymous said...

Cats top bracket at Bethesda. Again.

Anonymous said...

Cats LOL really dude!!

Anonymous said...

If your little Susie isn’t in ECNL by now especially with the DA then give it up! Cough Kitty Cat parents!

Anonymous said...

7:57 definitively NL teams and players that have lots of strong D1 program/coach interest. ECNL and DA not the only path.

Anonymous said...

CSA lose again, this time to PA Classics, 3-0, really????

Anonymous said...

didnt fc virginia sweep their games too?

Anonymous said...

i think Penn Fusion did as well. How did the spirit teams do?

Anonymous said...

just checked the scores on us soccer website. nothing posted yet. what takes these so long to post? anyone know. does us soccer post?

Anonymous said...

Shows that NJ GDA teams are just not as good as NJ residents think they are. Go Tino!

Anonymous said...

Spirit won all their games as well. Didn't think it was going to happen?

Anonymous said...

Cedar didnt get enough top players interested.

That may/may not change in a year's time.

Anonymous said...

11:15
clever. they played each other (va and md) so a spirit team won in each age group.

Anonymous said...

So Scarpelli is not helping her CSA to win? Isn't she a national team player, doesn't that for like 3-4 players worth of talent?? Sorry for this tired old quote, but I just gotta, so what goes around, comes around....

Anonymous said...

Stop dropping names here. If she is on Nat Team or not - kudos to her if she gets same exposure but better Training. At this stage it should be about getting ready for the nat team competition and not making some dad happy with a win.

My #1 question would be whether PDA will make playoffs - it seems that on paper there are 3 teams that will end up above them in the division.

Anonymous said...

Better training, at CSA?? Hahahaha, please, bunch morons running that place, more-rons...

Anonymous said...

CSA is having tough time. NT player is out for next year with torn ACL. They have great facility with 4 lighted turf fields right off parkway. That is going to attract in future.

Anonymous said...

Really, ouch, sorry to hear that, like I said earlier....and lighted turf fields only attract moths at night.

Anonymous said...

Well If you are counting LS, future Penn State superstar as the Nt player, she has played in 7 games and scored 2 goals according to the DA site. However, I think she's a centerback at least she was on the NT so that may be good production.

Anonymous said...

Bethesda Top Flight:

CLEVELAND FUTBOL CLEVELAND FC 02 (ON)
LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED 02 GIRLS BLACK (PAE)
NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL (NJ)
WORLD CLASS FC '02 ECNL (NYE)

BETHESDA SC ECNL THREAT 02 (MD)
CENTURY V GOLD (PAW)
CONTINENTAL FC ECNL '02F (PAE)
MASSAPEQUA LIL' ROWDIES NPL 2002 (NYE)

WC
BETHESDA

WC 2-0 F

Anonymous said...

Please do not mention the names of a child here. Who knows why she moved, could be a very simple reason like being closer to home. Tremendous talent, but unfortunate that she moves every year or two.

Anonymous said...

Massapequa versus Cleveland. guaranteed

Anonymous said...

Just posted final above for Bethesda. Great for Wildcats only team from NJ in the race with 14 flights. They had a real good 2017 that got them into this bracket.

Anonymous said...

Massapequa? You think they are better than Bethesda ECNL, are you from Massachusetts, getting going early on the recreational weed up there?

Anonymous said...

1:53...how in the world are Loudoun and Beach FC not in the top bracket at Bethesda? Wildcats and Century V both didn't make it out of their group at USYS R1 championships in July. Beach FC was the R1 finalist and Loudoun won the championship. Beach FC beat Massapequa and Loudoun beat LVU there. According to GS, it looks like Loudoun also beat Bethesda ECNL last year when they played. Doesn't seem to make a lot of sense.

Anonymous said...

Scratch that, Beach FC did not beat Massapequa in regionals. That was wrong, but Loudon beat Massapequa at Jeff Cup

Anonymous said...

Scratch that, never heard of Beach FC, or Loudon, or a Massapequa, and I don’t see them in the GDA national standings page, so I guess they are NOT relevant, anybody want to talk politics?

Anonymous said...

Lot of scratching going on...fleas?

Anonymous said...

Wildcats are gritty winners. They are the great players from area resisting PDA and DA. Add fuel to fire NJ Wildcats Averbuch top bracket at CASL. They had decent year playing top teams in 2017 spring.

Anonymous said...

Resisting? More like they lack the technical skill to make PDA DA teams, but CSA will take anyone with a heartbeat, well maybe not anyone, let me rephrase, they will take anyone with a heartbeat and an old soccer ball, heard they were running low on both.

Anonymous said...

Here are the u16 ECNL NE teams, any predictions?

FC Stars ECNL U16
FC Boston ECNL U16
Connecticut FC ECNL U16
FSA ECNL U16
Albertson Fury ECNL U16
World Class ECNL U16
PDA ECNL U16
Match Fit Academy U16
FC Bucks ECNL U16
Continental FC U16
Maryland United ECNL U16
Bethesda SC ECNL U16
East Meadow SC ECNL U16

Anonymous said...

Maximus top 3

Anonymous said...

Maximus top 3 of what? Npl?

Anonymous said...

What is Maximus? Sounds like a condom brand, do they sell extra large??

Anonymous said...

Where are the rackets posted for CASL? Not on site?

Anonymous said...

brackets

Anonymous said...

Top of the pops! Decent parents, great coaches, splendid facilities.

Anonymous said...

Better than most ECNL teams.

Anonymous said...

What is better than most ECNL teams, your uniforms??

Anonymous said...

great comment by 3:23 we are on some sort of same page. In the end those teams plus pda shore are go to teams in shore area's for higher level?

casl brackets =

http://socer.sincsports.com/TTTeamList.aspx?tid=CASL3&tab=11&sub=0

FC Maximus is in 2nd bracket from NJ. otherwise in top two brackets only wildcats and maximus. Maximus are now stallions. Been around long time and just merged.

Anonymous said...

Maximus beat Wildcats last year

Anonymous said...

Wildcats beat Maximus in both state cups winning 1-0 in the quarters in NJYSA and 2-1 in the Finals in NJ Club Open Cup State Final. Must be talking about Maximus winning a league game.

Anonymous said...

CASL looks like a big tournament. i wonder if they grabbed some of the Disney groups that didn't want to screw up a national holiday? our Club is still going to Disney, should be fun, but i'd be lying if i said i wish we hadn't.

Anonymous said...

is there a real difference in teams between any of the elite brackets?

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