Match fit did and will continue in the future,
Let's all say it again... Everybody now!Wildcats please refer to February 8, 2014 at 7:54 AM.Funny...
I believe pda storm and njx also had some poor results in the week or 2 after finishing state cup runs. Common for teams to have an emotional let down immediately after high pressure runs to semi's or finals of knock out tournaments.
As is always the case in all the age groups, Those that cannot make the ECNL team at PDA will be able to play on an ECNL team in NJ @ Matchfit.Good for her! and her parentsHaving two ECNL clubs is great for NJ.She will hopefully be a great player on that club.
Has the Well Traveled Disgruntled Oracle from the Manalapan Dynamite awakened from his slumber and resurfaced. What league is Dynamite playing in this spring season?
or the parents were not willing to pay extra weekly and pay there way onto the A team, will go elsewhere correct. PDA has a system in place, which we all know and heard for many years now. YOU BETTER ATTEND NON MANDATORY SESSIONS that you have to pay directly to coach OR you will not be considered for A Team.
More PDA will be leaving for Match Fit.Question here is - will you see more PDA players @ Match Fit Tryouts or Match Fit players at PDA Tryouts.I am leaning towards many more PDA players at Match Fit. So much turmoil internally, with coaches and DOC and let me guess no one are hearing these rumblings.
did MatchFit Black take on a pda dragons player mid season?Or did Dragons player make a lateral move to matchfit b team?In any event seems like pda draons and ajax and njx players are finally getting the message that any open spots on storm or black ecnl teams will go to players coming from outside the clubs and not from b or c teams within club.
That must be a hard lesson to digest for those who have been on this site for months trying to convince everyone including themselves that they were in a stronger position with pda or matchfit because they were playing in club on b or c teams.
"I am leaning towards many more PDA players at Match Fit. So much turmoil internally, with coaches and DOC and let me guess no one are hearing these rumblings."The only rumblings that exist are the ones in your head.
heck it's worse than that. The clubs probably used their dues money from the b and c teams to scholarship the new players on the A team they recruited from each other or from Crush.As usual Crush develops the players and then pda recruits them.
And I just saw the loch Nest monster buried under all the snow in my drive way.
Doubt Matchfit will ever get any Storm players unless there is an issue with playing time.Expect Matchfit Black players at PDA as soon as it's announced that the team will be playing in Hazlet.They will simply not travel that far for practice, even if there are multiple car pools.
So much bad and inaccurate info on here... Must be disgruntled or ex- MFA/PDA families. Angry people suck.
I can see PDA winning here. PDA out recruiting new players still for the pre-ECNL.
Most things on here are accurate. I haven't heard a lie yet. I understand some of you may not believe the things here or may be blind to what is going on, but I don't think people are on here blogging lies.
You mean that the loch nest monster is really buried in someone drive way?
I find it hard to believe Black players will go to PDA, when parents\players seen what type of team PDA has. No PDA player can break you down until they grabbed the 2 Crush players. Black players are very talented in touch, skills. If anyone has spoken to DOC at MF,he will tell you straight up that ECNL for this age group is the Black team. I spoke to him at MF Futsal league and he did not hesitate with his answer. To believe they are moving down south is just not going to happen.
NahCrush girls that moved are paying. At least for now.
7:10pmyes there will be some outsiders making the ECNL teams for PDA, MF and WC.I can say that I am looking at attending MF tryouts, I actually attended a few open sessions with MF teams. Coach was very straight with me, that any player joining MF mid season will play with Jaguars, if proven then will given a chance to join Falcons for sessions. I find nothing wrong with this policy.I was pointed out that all new Falcons players with exception of TR girls, all played with Jaguars prior to joining Falcons. (TR girls deserving so which does prove your point that outsiders can make ECNL) I would suggest it will only get harder unless seen sooner than later. I like this process, I have not attended any PDA sessions or spoken to PDA coaches, is this the same policy there?
Toms River girls?Still with NJX, right?
never been with NJX nor would want to play for NJX
agree and also heard from matchfit they are keeping black team together at ecnl time.the girls who stay at njx playing kickball and expecting to make that team at u14 in for a rude awakening.Imagine how far behind in skills, first touch, vision, speed of play,etc. njx players will be behind players on black team after another year and 1/2 of playing kick and run. They will not be able to handle the speed of play of black team to be a fit in black team.
I can tell you the Dragon player that left is a very solid player. Should have had a chance for Storm team, problem here are Storm players are on team that should have been moved. PDA was unwilling to move players down based on extra training's, how can head coach explain to why a kid is being moved down when he is also holding the private training's. No where to point a finger at!
"Loch nest" ? Get the hell off of my internet you dope.
Storm situation sounds like a ticking bomb.
Anyone have updates on Manalapan Dynamite?Is the Oracle still with your team?
"If anyone has spoken to DOC at MF,he will tell you straight up that ECNL for this age group is the Black team."Just curious, Would you expect the DOC of Matchfit to say that PDA is the place to be for this age group?If what you are saying is true about Matchfit, then every time Matchfit plays PDA from here on out, They should have no problem beating the PDA team . Since "Matchfit is the place to be for the ECNL in this age group."
"I am leaning towards many more PDA players at Match Fit. So much turmoil internally, with coaches and DOC and let me guess no one are hearing these rumblings."The Storm coach bites off his own nose to spite his face to keep the back 3 or 4 on his roster and ignored talented Dragons who deserve a shot. I mean there are lunks with no skill, tiny girls who look u10 and girls who don't train all winter at the back of that roster & it hasn't changed in 2 years!
Kick and run? That's an excuse for your kid either being a midget or slow. I haven't seen a team literally play kick in run at this level. Most teams in NJ play direct soccer. That is the American Way sporty. Did you see the MF vs PDA game? How much breaking down did MF do against PDA? I believe it was a breakaway that lead to MF's goal, no? Please stop with this whole MF Black is the best and only thing. We will see how good they are this spring when they have to travel and play real games.
1:21am - where you drinking??The comment about the Black team has nothing to do with PDA. Had to do with a comment made that the MF ECNL team will move to Raritan. This is not the case, the Current Black team will be ECNL team up North, now and going forward
10:28 Come on already with this extra training. Yes, the coach makes a buck and the girls that are attending are getting quality training instead of sitting at home. We say all the time on this board it will be hard to beat a girl out of a roster spot if you are not head and shoulders above this player. So let me guess a coach that trains a girl with her team twice a week and then this same girl instead of sitting at home is training a third time - I think that tells me the girl wants her spot and is committed to improving. Why would he replace one of these kids for someone he doesn't see all the time or doesn't care about improving?
Actually seen the game, PDA vs Black. Black out shoot PDA 10-4. Black did break down PDA on numerous occasions, with a game plan of sitting back. PDA could not break down the formation Black played at all. PDA averted to playing the long ball, only way they can get over top. FYI Black team did not lose in Jags last year, while playing these real games. I am the one that posted the standing for Jags.
I was also at the game vs WC, PDA did not even mustard even a shot on goal vs this team
Stick to posting the scores since you have no clue of what a shot on goal is.
8:19 interesting, a girl taking a shot and missing the target is a shot on goal? No, I think it's just a turnover.Shot on goal is an actual shot on target - post, crossbar, save or a goal.Am I right?PS. I didn't post JAGS standings. But I should have :(#2
#2: what about a ball that just rolls to the keeper and the keeper picks it up? Educate these people #2. I am a little shocked at MF. I thought their parents were told not to blog. I thought MF was the class of NJ. seems like they have a manager or jag score reporter on here blogging. Also, seems like they have some parents blogging that they wouldn't want to play for NJX. I guess that is why they drive 2 hours to play games and PRACTICE. Oh, we talking about PRACTICE. Sorry, I had an A.I moment. Looks like PDA will when in the end! Hell Yeah
Post and crossbar does not count as shot on goal.
You are technically right.
"Actually seen the game, PDA vs Black. Black out shoot PDA 10-4. Black did break down PDA on numerous occasions, with a game plan of sitting back. PDA could not break down the formation Black played at all. PDA averted to playing the long ball, only way they can get over top. FYI Black team did not lose in Jags last year, while playing these real games. I am the one that posted the standing for Jags."You call it sitting back, most would call it, I cant get the ball, so let us pack it in in the last 3rd. and try to counter attack on a mistake.Tried and true way of winning a game when one is over matched and has a hard time maintaining possession.Game plan of sitting back-please!
"I was also at the game vs WC, PDA did not even mustard even a shot on goal vs this team"Yes saw the game, a legitimate beat down.But if you are from WC, you certainly know whats been discussed.We don't expect that to be the case going forward.
Please NOT from MF, I thought PDA is not supposed to blog. Why are they blogging.I sat right next to you PDA parents vs MF. You guys were so frustrated in both games. MF did not sit back, MF and WC frustrated PDA.Regardless, I AM THE ONE Posting the standings and I commented on both games. My child no longer plays for PDA and DOES not play for either MF or WC.Just documented what I saw, if it did not take place like this. PDA would not have called around for players. Say what you want, bottom line sequence of events proves my point.yes Dragons will never get a shot, unless coach is removed or there is no more privates with the ACTUAL HEAD COACH
9:18 MF had better possession this game, only time PDA kept ball was in their final 1/3 and could not move forward. Once PDA move towards middle 1/3rd MF defense would stop PDAFor WC PDA had no Possession
Wow, you guys are brutal to each other this morning, and I thought it was Valentine’s Day, oh well, look what happened to him, right?
Well now I see the problem! We have a former PDA parent bad mouthing them and giving all the credit to MF now. Hmmm, I bet this jackass is upset at PDA.
Hear PDA having internal problems, stemming from DOC to all coaches. No one is same page causing friction.
PDA trainers are excellent. They have watched the dragon player for two years now. She didn't move up because she wasn't ready. Now she made a lateral move to match fit "b" team which will be crushed by the dragons in the coming years. Will regret the move. As far as paying coach for extra training all teams do it. The problem arises when the coach starts to play FAVORITES with these girls. They make multiple mistakes and are never removed from the game. While others make one mistake and to the bench they go. Because of the blatant favoritism the team has rumblings. And yes I had a daughter at PDA and still have one who has a coach that shows no favoritism and has no outside training with his team.Happy Valentines day!!!
7:50 so playing direct soccer is the american way. Wow you really are a knowledgeable soccer guy. You are a good example of a soccer parent who knows just enough to be dangerous.Trying to be successful long term playing only direct soccer will leave your team and it's players far short of reaching their full potential. There is so much more to the game than that. You certainly should look for a more well rounded training and playing situation for your daughter.If you are repeating something your coach/trainer said to you then you should run, don't walk away from that program.
The better teams at this level play a combination of "direct" and "possession" soccer.Yeah, that does sound like the USWNT as well...... funny.
"As far as paying coach for extra training all teams do it. "This is not true. At least at the two clubs my daughter has played at (one ECNL, one high-level non-ECNL), it is not true.I think that whether someone believes it is ethical or not is beside the point. The fact is that it appears unethical, and such situations create discontent and hurt team chemistry/morale. The coaches and DOC know this of course, but it is not a concern to them because the PDA brand is strong enough to deal with a little team discontent. And that's fine. The model works. But it's also fine for parents to let other parents considering PDA to know that this the situation they are walking into.
How is it unethical if all the players are offered the extra sessions?
11:14 How would you define direct soccer?
its really quite simple for any ecnl team. If your daughter is a strong player then she will be a significant a part of any ecnl team. If she has chosen this sport and is putting in the work, you will find that you will have no reason to complain.If she is struggling and not putting in the extra work, perhaps she is a multi sport athlete that does many different things and is only putting in the minimum amount of work, to keep up thenyou will find a reason to blame someone else for her situation.If she is not getting enough playing time, then have her work harder off the field so that her skills and speed of play keep her on the pitch.Stop pointing fingers. It really is not that complicated. Put in as much time as is necessary, if you are not willing to do so then eventually she find herself off the team. It only gets harder from here. The system was designed to keep those players that have chosen this sport and are putting in the work 4--5 days a week.
it is unethical because not eveyone gets the same invite. When Mike Oneil offers training it is open to all...very different
It is NOT OPEN TO ALL. Set up by parent and NOT everybody is invited to come.
It's unethical if you are penalized for not taking up the coach's offer to come to his training.And it's even more unethical if you send your kid somewhere else to get supplemental training (it's nice to get another trainer's persepcitve sometimes), and they get penalized for it.And by penalized I mean that it affects their playing time.So why even do things this way? Why not just make all of the training (normal training and this supplemental training) mandatory and charge accordingly? Why even create this situation thay may make some parents uncomfortable?
I'm the guy who brought up the ethics point.And while supplemental training set up by a parent, that excludes some players, is not fair, it is not unethical. You need to ask yourself why your kid is being excluded from such activities.Nothing unethical about it. A coach creating a situation where players have to pay to play (come to my supplemental training or else...)? That's unethical.
In January Player A and Player B are on equal footing with the clubPlayer A accepts, while Player B declines extra training through the club coach.By August/September, with help of the extra sessions Player A has surpassed Player B in ability level.The PERCEPTION could now be that Player A is being favored due to having paid for the extra training. In rality it could be that Player A is playing more since she is at a higher level.
Expert analysis, 1:08.
Plenty of roster spots at STA for unhappy players at other clubs. Team going back to large sided and looking to add strong players to roster. Will have new turf complex to train and play at.
It is lack of judgement on the coach/trainers part. If they are a good trainer then they don't need to train the click of his team on the side. He will pick up another group. He should just say no and refer them to someone else. easy fix....
Yes, a combination of indirect and direct, possession, playing out of the back,combination play and backs going forward, overlapping, according to opponent and game situations is great.Direct play at the right time certainly has a place in that.But just playing direct and always trying to get behind the defense with long direct balls over the top and playing back to front and bypassing midfield is a detriment to each players long term development regardless of position and will eventually cause the team to hit the wall as well, regardless of how big and fast they are.You may be watching the USWNT play, but it sounds like you are not really "seeing them play". the only goal vs Canada last week was scored off a combo initiated by a center back getting forward off a dribble run, playing a give and go with a striker who checked back and showed at the top of the box, then after receiving the return pass the center back crossed from the end line to the other striker for the finish. the USWNT kept by far the majority of the possession vs Canada all game and consistently played out of the back, switched the field through midfield, go their outside backs forward on overlaps, etc. How can you say playing direct is the "American Way". Certainly not on the women's side when they had Pia S. the last few years,or the men's side going forward with their Dutch Coach Klinsman.do you think bringing Claudio Reyna into the top spot in the US Youth Technical Program signals a commitment to teaching "direct play".
Dutch coach, hahaha...As far as Claudio goes, next time I see him at a training session, I will ask, he’s there quite a bit.
Open invite to any serious soccer parent/child to come down to Wildwood this weekend for the USFF Northeast Regional Futsal Championships. Should be exciting, and depressing at the same time!Ciao!
"In January Player A and Player B are on equal footing with the clubPlayer A accepts, while Player B declines extra training through the club coach.By August/September, with help of the extra sessions Player A has surpassed Player B in ability level.The PERCEPTION could now be that Player A is being favored due to having paid for the extra training. In rality it could be that Player A is playing more since she is at a higher level."I agree 100%. Which is why if the club coach is smart, he/she will encourage the players to seek supplemental training, just not with him. Thsi way there is no conflict of interest.
When player "a" is getting supplemental training but is not better than player "B" which everybody knows but is coaches favorite this is where the trouble begins. All this will be changing shortly.
12:28 PDA system is clear, you pay then pay some more then pay a little more. Money buys your way on A team for PDA
1:49 thank you for the follow up explanation of your previous comment that "Direct Soccer is the American Way".Based on your explanation I retract my description of you as being one of those parents who has just enough knowledge to be dangerous.A more accurate description of your soccer knowledge would be "ignorance is bliss".
Paying dosn't get you on the "A" team it lets you make multiple mistakes on the pitch as all parents are shaking their heads.
Paying helps a great deal to get on A Team. YES it does. There are many players on (ok I am not supposed to blog) our team and U13 team that just do not belong. PDA are losing players that should be on top team and are not due to politics, actually money!
Seems like PDA having issues
JAGS ELITE Division1 Manalapan DynamiteP2 PDA Dragons3 PDA Galaxy4 SI United Hotshots5 Stronghold SC Fury6 Toms River FC COPA 017 Washington United FeverJAGS PREMIER Division1 Holmdel FC Galaxy2 Jersey Shore BOCA Jr., F.C. 01/023 JSC Avalanche4 Marlboro Comets Blue5 Medford Soul6 Wall WaveJAGS OLYMPIC Division1 Denville Lightning Premier2 PDA Crew3 Piscataway SC Jaguars4 Randolph Soccer Club Storm5 The Football Club of NJ 01/02 Girls6 Thistle FC CometsJAGS NATIONAL Division1 Cape Express Herricanes2 Marlton SC Storm3 Medford Hurricanes4 Millstone Rockets5 Real Shore Lakewood FC CrewJAGS AMERICAN Division1 Aberdeen Matawan United2 ASA HAWKS3 bsckickers14 Ocean Hurricanes5 TBAA StrykersNot Yet Assigned1 BBSC 022 HUNTERDON FC DYNAMO3 Spartans Soccer Club
Looks like lower level teams
Basically show up to PDA tryouts with a blank check! Your daughter will shine!
11:59 I wish it was that easy. But I think a bunch of talented kids show up to the tryouts and they take 36 of the best girls that show up to form two teams. Which leaves other talented girls not making the cut.I can only wish my girl was as good as yours.#2
What happened in indoor
crush didn't play, so nobody cares.
I have to say was at Indoor State Cup and was quite a performance by STA NPL. They won every game and had four shutouts to win the whole thing. Beat NJX and PDA AJAX Congrats to them
does not mean much, curious of scores?Which team played STA in Finals?
Found a good book (for those who enjoy possession soccer by FC Barcelona, it explains the history and methods of its academy)http://www.amazon.com/Love-Ball-Albert-Folch-ebook/dp/B00FOIL552/
STA beat both NJX and PDA Ajax? Were those 2 teams at full strength or split up in 2 teams? Is the STA an outdoor team too or just kids that came together for this tournament?
That is a good question. I can tell you there were 2 PDA ajax teams and NJX had a lot of players most other teams had between 8 and 10.Here is a list of the scores I was aware of.TSF 2 PDA ajax white 0STA white 2 SDFC samba 1Sta blue 2 NJX 0PDA ajax blue 5 stronghold 1SDFC samba 3 TSF 1STA white 2 PDA ajax white 2STA blue 3 stronghold 0NJX 0 PDA ajax blue 0 SDFC samba PDA ajax white (not sure of result)STA white 1 TSF 1NJX 2 stronghold 0STA blue 2 PDA ajax blue 0Final STA blue 3 STA white 0
Re: STAHave to remember that they split during NPL, then come together again for 11 v 11 playState Cup last spring saw them play Crush very tough. And they knocked Crush out of the fall 2012 SC.
Futsal guy - how about some updates?Below are semi- final teams - not sure where they are from - do you know? How was the level of play in general?DV ACADEMY (Farmingdale, NY?)NYSC Futsal 01/02 Girls Dynamo (PA?)DCFA GU12 (MD?)#2
PA guy, how was the level of play at the PA indoor state cup?Semi- Final teamsLDC ATTACKHMMS-Eagle FC SpiritFUSION FC STRIKERS (Champions)LMSC Herricanes#2
NJ Indoor Cup guy, how was the level of play? #2
If those scores and observations are accurate, then NJX came with their full team and not split up and got shut out in the first two games and then beat Stronghold 3-0 after they had previously lost 5-0 and 2-0. Isn't the indoor game about finishing? Guess this is more great shutout defense by NJX.
"If those scores and observations are accurate, then NJX came with their full team and not split up and got shut out in the first two games and then beat Stronghold 3-0 after they had previously lost 5-0 and 2-0. Isn't the indoor game about finishing? Guess this is more great shutout defense by NJX."NJX's whole squad was there but really, they aren't built for the fast quick pass style of soccer indoors. They don't have their "long throw in advantage", and size means less compared to speed and quick ticky-tack passing style that STA employed.PDA Ajax was split in two teams so did not have one complete squad. Both squads were competitive.STA has a new player who nobody saw before supposedly has been playing up two age levels at a lower level club. She was dynamic, the fastest player at the tournament - to my eyes - and scored or assisted on many of their goals.
NJX best results came before long thrower joined team. Just sayin'.
"PA guy, how was the level of play at the PA indoor state cup?Semi- Final teamsLDC ATTACKHMMS-Eagle FC SpiritFUSION FC STRIKERS (Champions)LMSC Herricanes"My daughter's team did not play in the tournament, so I can't comment on the quality of play.I will say that the Reading/Harrisburg teams always do well at Indoor Cup (every semifinalist above except LMSC is a central PA team). Not sure why this is the case.PA Guy
So NJX lost big in a setting where technical skill trumps size and speed? Hmm. Can't say I saw that coming.Development, development, development. If you're not on a team right now that truly emphasizes and teaches technical and tactical development, move to one. I don't care if your team wins every game right now. The game will get harder and harder for you in the years to come. And you won't be able to make up for lost time.
All teams develop to some extentTake the "lesser club" that the new STA girl was playing up with. If she is an excellent player they were obviously doing something right.Might even be a very fine line in deciding which clubs develop "better". Might be more of a question of a comfort level in the teaching APPROACH, where similar skills are taught but one trainer is more rigid....allows less freedom and room for a player to breathe.
I would be curious to see how much of a typical NJX practice is spent on tactical approach/game situations.
9:38 I am going to disagree with you on this. Take this girl that was playing up at a lower club level. What did she actually gain by playing against lower level opposition? How many times was she open and din't get the ball? how many times did she turn over the ball because her team was lower level? was she forced to dribble the ball more because there was no support? Yes, she played against bigger older girls, but if the talent was lower level, what exactly are we talking about?If this kid is a true talent she will pick up the premier game, but it will taker her a little time to adjust to premier level soccer, the training drills and also everyone can play the game and the speed of the game is a lot different than at the lower levels - I think we all can agree on that.But it seems to work for this kid and her parents, so obvious other channels exist. So is STA going to be one of the favorites to get to the NPL Champions League next year at u13 and represent the NYCSL NPL in your opinion.#2
well.....no.If the groups stay the same it is clearly OAKWOOD that comes from their bracketBut its not just about that
Futsal guy maybe quiet today... just saying - BTW DYNAMO team is the disgruntled oracle from Manalapan. He basically put together an all star futsal team. 2 TR girls from Matchfit, 1 TR girl from NJX, the goalie from TR COPA and a couple others I didn't recognize. They lost in the regional semis this am. Guess you can't BUY a championship oracle... LOL
Its funny STA has a history of losing its better girls to PDA....In the end, it always weakens these strong teams.If there is truly a talented player on this team, it is usually not long before this player moves on.The cost of the clubs are about the same, so it makes it a no brainer for the parents of this talented player from this club to eventually move their daughter to bluer pastures., and now there's Matchfit as well.It has to be frustrating for these organizations
NJX are the most skilled club in the universe
Did the Disgruntled Oracle take his daughter and leave Manalapan Dynamite already. If so he only lasted the fall season and is already moving on to their 4th team and still in U12 year.
Can someone confirm if he is talking about the "real" Disgruntledd Oracle(freehold native and club coach, wildcats team manager, manalapan dynamite parent, now Dynamo? If that is really him).There are a lot of wannabe's out there but only ONE True Disgruntled Oracle.
You Guys are too funny. Yes the Manalapan coach does have a team at the Futsol Regionals and yes they are a good team. This group of girls that are playing in the tournament are a group of friends that wanted to play together. Nothing more nothing less. You guys need to stop trying to always start things.
If they want to play together, have them attend the new 'PDA Shore' tryouts this spring :).
The other option is that STA builds around this girl and adds strong players to the existing roster. From what I hear they will have roster spots because going from 8V8 in NPL back to full sided at U13. Doesn't hurt they will be practicing and playing at a new turf facility that has lights someone said previously on here
The Dynamo players have played together for 4 winters in a row. Every year they have a different name. Sorry you just happened to see them this winter.
Does anyone know when the draw is for the NJ State Cup?
Well travelled coach, is that you? Coaching the team where you have to pay & pay & pay then pay some more & then the well travelled coach makes your kid feel bad & left out so your kid convinces you to pay more, as result, & more & more. But it isn't about the money or ego well travelled coach, right?
3:44pm same girls every year yet a different name... sound like something fishy going on, why hide?
Curious? Njx girl playing for Dynamo? Which one? The one with the long throw? Last I checked you weren't allowed to guest a njx but they will allow guest players to play for njx. Last player they let train with wild ats left for the wildcats. I guess only certain players are allowed to guest. Cant wait for Mf
She'll make them so much better, its scary. May not be a done deal though..
nobody has a contract. a coach would drop you in a second if better kids come so why can't players have the same option.
She will make which team much better that its scary? What team are you talking about? & what might not be a done deal? She ain't coming back that's for sure!
STA field and lights is not for STA. Anyone can have access to them. STA is selling this as their fields, this is not the case.This STA girl if any good will be at PDA or MF tryouts. Why stay at STA?
News flash!! Soccer is played outside on a full field. You all really getting that excited about indoor??? See you OUTSIDE in the Spring....... all these teams will be different. Should at least make it interesting this Spring.....
I'm thinking about looking into STA. I may try to avoid the craziness with the PDA and MF and still have my daughter play some good soccer.Yes my daughter does play for one of the teams mentioned above.
"I'm thinking about looking into STA.I may try to avoid the craziness with the PDA and MF and still have my daughter play some good soccer.Yes my daughter does play for one of the teams mentioned above."Translation: My daughter currently plays for MF or PDA, not going to make my current team, will go and play for STA. Nothing wrong with this, just call it as it is
Yes, coaches will always take the better players and play who he believes are the better players and players should move on if unhappy. Coming on here and complaining while you stay with the same program is not getting you anywhere.
Why STA?Well, that parent just explained it nicelyPlay top events, minus the craziness.Being one of the better players could benefit as well, with confidence, development of leadership skills, etc
"The cost of the clubs are about the same, so it makes it a no brainer for the parents of this talented player from this club to eventually move their daughter to bluer pastures., and now there's Matchfit as well."The cost for that new girl at STA - who has supposedly scored a couple hundred goals playing up a few age groups last few years - is nothing, I mean $0. She is that good...She actually looked strong and faster than any NJX or AJAX payer...
Hope she staysGood for the divisionI assume she is a seventh grader.
I saw STA play this weekend and they seemed too play well together as a group. Good on the ball and nice passing. Better than my daughters team thats for sure.
The cost for that new girl at STA - who has supposedly scored a couple hundred goals playing up a few age groups last few years - is nothing, I mean $0. She is that good...She actually looked strong and faster than any NJX or AJAX payer..."Great, we expect big things out of STA this Spring when they play some of the top teams.I assume she will run all over Matchfit and PDA.
Saw them play GFA today ....sta npl ... 3v3 in Teaneck ... Ok team ... They won in finals
Nobody saying they are running over anyone. They are getting better and improving and need to add to their roster still. It's not all about trying to beat MF and PDA Maybe that previous post about dealing with the craziness at those places is right. Would be nice to have another strong team in the age group.
I witnessed STa teams this past weekend and they played well,however their wasn't a stellar player as stated in prior posts. All girls seemed to work well together.
STA parents....please stop. You had a good indoor day against teams that didn't stack their best players all together.
I kinda like the change from the constant PDA and MF talk. Go Crush!!!!
STA - no need to worry about MF and PDA. - Worry about the NEFC, Crush and Oakwood first. Next year (2014/2015) all you have to do is win the league and you go to a National event.#2
Any idea of what the STA top bracket may look like? STA, PDA, NJX, MFA?
or any idea of the PDA tournament Application Deadline of February 15, 2014 just passed
Okay guys, the MF lady falcons are 00/01 which makes them u13. They are playing in NE Girls NPL and my guess is they go up to Pre-ECNL u14 this Fall.Which leaves a vacuum at u12 for top team Lady Jaguars or NJX?I think we can stop talking about the MF lady falcons on the u12 board since they have 00 girls on their team (just visit their team page they call themselves 00/01 girls).#2
Has to be NJX Jaguar players might start seeing the writing on the wall and look to other teams.
MF Lady Falcons are in the U12 Bracket in EDP, are they in the wrong place???
I don't know maybe they don't have any 00 girls but their team page has them as 00/01 which should make them u13. Don't know just find it interesting and wonder how it plays out this fall that's all. I'm sure they are in the right place.#2
MF Falcons are MF BlackIt's a U12 teamIf they play up in events I'd guess they might use a U13 ('00) to guest
MF Lady Falcons do not have any girls in 00/01 age group. They played up the past two seasons. Come fall they will probably play in their age group U13.NJX is not going to be pre-ECNL team
When EDP starts on 3/23/2014, we will have some interesting match ups.Division North SDFC SAMBA vs NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMIWORLD CLASS FC '01 CHARLTON vs MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC BLACK CONNECTICUT FC WEST ORANGE vs ALBERTSON FURY '01 REDNEW YORK SC G01 vs EAST MEADOW HOTSHOTZDivision Central NJ FORCE ACADEMY IMPERIALS vs PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY STORMRAGE FC PREMIER FREEDOM vs INTERNATIONAL GIRLS FUTBOL ACADEMY 01-02TSF ACADEMY vs NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-ASLDivision SouthPIPELINE SC BLACK vs FUTURE MONARCHS BLACKFC MILAN 01G vs CES CALVERT CREW WHITEMARYLAND RUSH RUSH 01G vs FC VIRGINIA UNITED 01
OMG I am not even part of MF Black team and by reading post knew even #2 guy did not have a clue. This team is playing up for league play
So much for not talking about MF Between MF Black, NJX and Jaguars there will be a bunch of unhappy people after being promised things that won't be delivered. Have been through it and it is not fun.
Nothing is being promised, Nothing at all. This is why I liked what I heard from DOC and coach at MF.Unlike PDA, they are trying to say what I wanted to hear on bringing my child to PDA.
According to the EDP schedule NYSC has a 4:30 am game against MFB, wonder if MF had trouble getting a field???
Your daughter must have lots of skill, because that is their main focus.My daughter who is big and fast and very successful on her team was turned down.size and speed wasn't enough.
All the NYE teams have their important NY Cup games the day before 1st EDP games, that will be a rough weekend for all of them, good luck girls!
No promises have been made to NJX. I am sure promises have been made to the teams that are already MF. MF Black has been with MF for 2 years. They probably should get what they want if MF stays loyal. NJX is fully aware of their situation and if we really cared, why even bother going to MF. Really, there were 2 people who really cared about this whole MF merger. 1 left and the other parent is still here.
That is a BIG IF they stay loyal
I know from reading this board at seeing their team cal - they play NE Girls NPL (u13).My question is - since they (MF) appear strong at this age (u12) - how are they at u13? Since they have Black (u12 1st team) playing NPL instead of their u13 team (2nd team or 1st team) and black team is listed as 00/01 on their own team page. ECNL/NPL is about the club not an age. Will this team stay playing up or at least the girls that can plus a few of the current u13 girls to go ECNL in the fall?#2
They'll play on age.MF will try to acquire a team at U14 for next year.....or hope to attract at least half a strong team to tryouts and build from there
You guys know more than I do - it just looked odd that MF has three u13 Teams via GS and not one of them played NE Girls NPL. Instead they used their u12 team who happens to have 00/01 in their team name but also plays in u12 Flights.#2
Maybe they had to have '00 in their name to qualify for the division.The history of MF is that they take in full teams. Not unlike some other clubs....Thus look for a full or mostly full team to fill one of the U13 slots (next year's U14). If not, they will struggle, which I guess is OK, since it isnt uncommon in ECNL to have clubs not show across the board brilliance.
The Match Fit Black (Lady Falcons) page on gotsoccer doesnt say '00/'01
you guys are MatchFreaks.. get over it. Such a crazy obsession with a soccer team. They are a bunch of 12 year old girls, just like every other team. The way you talk about these kids is sickening.
some are probably 11.
Nobody has really said anything about their team. Dont be so sensitiveOne guy said the NJX long thrower would help - thats about as close as anyone came to analysis.Remains as it has been - a top 5 NJ U12 squad.
There team web page and you tube video has Match Fit Academy FC 00/01 Girls nobody said anything about GS. Now maybe that is because of the Leagues they played in or maybe they have some 00 girls that they don't take to u12 games. I don't know. I just asked the simple question, if NPL is club based what does that say about the MF u13 team if the u12 Team is playing in their spot or MF in general - If you are on our B team well you only play NPL at u14 - because we use u13 for our u12 A team to develop instead of you. That's not being a match Freak - if we call out PDA, STA, Wildcats and others - well this looks like MF is just another club that looks out for their top teams only and if your kid is not on it - roll the dice.#2
Their - geeez my grammar bites.
Crush did that last spring as wellU12s played the U13 games and Tsunami played the U12 NPL slots.Sure shows they werent chasing points. MF 12s playing the NE NPL 13 sched had to be a very good experience for them. I see MatchFit Black played some of their best U12 soccer toward the very end of the fall season.
what does that say to your u13 team."You are not strong enough, go play somewhere else."
Or did not want to put the 13's in a position they were not ready for. Development takes precedent.U12 getting challenged, U13 getting the training needed to play at NPL level next year.
8:49 That's exactly my point - I'm not saying that's not a great experience for the u12s but for the u13s and the u12B team next year when they use the u11 team to play their NPL slot.#2
#2 is a bit confused - thinks it was about winning. Opposite was true.
"Or did not want to put the 13's in a position they were not ready for. Development takes precedent.U12 getting challenged, U13 getting the training needed to play at NPL level next year."Matchfit has had these teams for quite a while. if they haven't developed them enough to play in the NPL, it ain't gonna happen in another season. What were they doing with this team the last 3 years.I dont buy the rationale.
Actually the 13's were formed this year. with exception of ECNL where players played with Warriors.Rest of 13's are new teams
"Hope she staysGood for the divisionI assume she is a seventh grader."The new STA player is a very young 6th grader, an aberration in the U12G talent hierarchy...She was just playing up because she could.
I am new to these blogs but really enjoy reading for the most part. My son and daughter are on local teams and want to go to the academy side.We were at the fields on Monday and saw a pda south u 10 team put on a clinic against u 12 teams they had a mid and a striker out of this world they lost to match fit black by one .My question is when are tryouts for these super teams.
Just go to match fit or pda website!
Well I saw that PDA south u-10 team play they are nothing special not even close to being one of the best u-10 teams they must have been playing u-12 rec teams...I have seen them loose to teams that are not even that good in there own age group please get your glasses checked out next time you watch soccer
I heard the u-9 PDA team beat that u-10 team how can they be that good
The U3 and U5 teams are where its atHeard one of the U3s will play 5 v 5 U7 this spring
What are chances of Manhattan tourney being canceled? Why have an outdoor tournament in the NE in winter time....not sure if I can send my daughter to another game that's in single digits. Not what its about at this age IMO.
Match Fit Black did not play in any tournaments this winter. The girls that attended were from Jaguars that a Parent put together.
Only snow will cancel Manhattan tournament. Thats a brutal tournament. Too cold and a pain to get to. That will be most teams first time outside since the Fall season.Winners will claim to be the best and losers will blame the conditions.
Soccer is played around the world in all kinds of weather, there should be no whining about it "at this age" unless you are also afraid that she might get dirty...wait, turf fields you can rest easy now.
@11:38Thanks for that info......how would you like to be giving ur daughter away at her wedding but when the groom went to slip on the ring there were no fingers to put it on. I get it your a tough guy but we are talking child abuse at a certain point.
Child abuse???? Do you let her play in the snow? Or keep her in a terrarium until the weather breaks? What about the summer, doesn't it get "too hot" to play then too? Maybe she's best suited for a tea party, not competitive levels of soccer.
Portable propane heaters great for this venueJust a little tip.
No, she might burn herself...
Hey tough guy go stand your daughter outside tonight for a cpl hours in shorts and a shirt and let us know how quick dyfs gets there.We wear winter coats/hats/gloves/snow boots etc when undertaking a winter outdoor activity. Guess all those companies selling that stuff can bypass mr tough guys family
Have to believe in seeing today's 10-day forecast that a postponement/cancellation makes some senseThese 8:00 AM games (7 AM showup) may see temperatures below 20 degrees - and with winds whipping above 10 MPH.
12:51 I don't know where I stand on this cold weather debate.As a soccer fan I want to see the games as a Parent I don't want my kid playing in sub zero weather.Look they can dress in layers and be okay - they don't have to play in shorts. I think if they played the entire game maybe everything would be okay, but the problem is waiting to get in the game for the 1st time or to renter the game when you have to sit around a few minutes in the cold/wind. It's tough on us watching I can't imagine being a 12 year old girl and having to deal with those conditions.If it's that cold they should cancel the event or move it to another weekend and give teams an option to play or their money back.Just my 2 cents#2
Match Fit had one u-13 team - they played Pre-ECNL As a result, the U-12 Match Fit Black team played the NPL for u-13 as Match Fit did not have a second team in the U-13 age group. I would guess that they will have two teams at u-14 and Match Fit Black will play age appropriate next year. But bet it was a great experience for them. Certainly better than playing up a year in JAGs like some PDA teams do.
After having a late season game in the Fall in brutal cold conditions, I don't look forward to repeating that for an extended day at a tournament. Too cold, increased chance of injuries if the muscles aren't kept warm. Why is it so early this year? Last year it was at the end of March.
"After having a late season game in the Fall in brutal cold conditions, I don't look forward to repeating that for an extended day at a tournament. Too cold, increased chance of injuries if the muscles aren't kept warm. Why is it so early this year? Last year it was at the end of March."It's clear why someone would choose the MSC tournament over Jeff Cup. As one poster noted, parts of Richmond are very dangerous and there is a possibility of falling into the canal.
Manhattan Kickoff was March 2nd and 3rd last year. Not the end of March.
Not to mention the expense of traveling to Virginia.. Days off of Work and School if you leave on a Friday.
"Anonymous said... WELCOME TO VIRGINIA...Richmond has a fairly high crime rate, but the vast majority of serious crime occurs in and around the city's public housing projects, located mostly in the northeast, eastern and southside sections of the city. Muggings and purse snatchings, however, occur throughout the city, so be careful when walking or standing around at night.Popular night-spots around downtown, such as The Fan District, the areas around Virginia Commonwealth University and Shockoe Bottom can become dodgy at night, so it is best to avoid walking alone or on side streets. While all of the night spots are generally safe, it is also wise to avoid any confrontations inside or outside of nightclubs, especially in Shockoe Bottom, as incidents have sometimes lead to stabbings or shootings. This goes for fights between other people; just go the other way.In addition, much of the free and cheap parking in Shockoe Bottom is located under the freeway and train overpasses and have many dark areas; be aware of your surroundings when returning to your car after dark. As always, use common sense and avoid walking or parking in any areas that seem unsafe.Most areas of the city are also notorious for car break-ins, so it is always best to have nothing visible inside your car, including shoes, clothing or trash if you park on the street, in open lots, or in unsecured parking garages.Avoid swimming or even wading in the James River within the city, as the currents and dropoffs are notorious for getting the best of even those most experienced with the river. In addition, if on the riverbanks, be aware of weather conditions, as some areas around the riverfront are prone to flash-flooding.January 23, 2014 at 2:16 PM"
Also, the temps were in the mid-30s. So this isn't unusual. If you're attending, what exactly were you expecting and why would you sign up?
Expecting mid 30s, not teensSorry.... been listening to the Dems and their global warming stories.
Glad I will be home nice and warm next weekend. 0 to 5 degree temps w windchill factored in for Saturday morning at Randall Island. I don't care what age you are that's damn cold!
You know what, 5:47, glad you are going to be home also, that way we can all be spared your moronic parental coaching comments, hope its cold the entire spring ask you don't leave your dopy house.
The only really really good team to not enter the New Jersey Cup is Match Fit Black. Why? Any real insight here?
@6:09If that's the criteria for attending games there wouldn't be any spectators-
NJ Cup Brackets up.
"...and losers will blame the conditions."Seems to me that the real losers are the ones begging out for reasons like its' "too cold and a pain to get to."I think most of the people who are already complaining about next week's "conditions" are truthfully disappointed that their daughter is not playing at such a BIG tournament.
How did WC do in the Quickstrike Make a Wish tourney this past weekend? They dont post scores on website.
Nice job by NJ Cup with the brackets....Maybe 5 of the top 8 on the one side, but........Top 4 all slated for semifinals if they do not stumble
as usual pda has a walk to the semi's.Same as fall state cup.
A little foolish u12 bracketology breakdown for NJ Cup.No upsets March 24 - make what you will of that comment.Same for April 7th matchups in the 2nd roundThe 3rd round on April 21st could be interesting.Rage vs AjaxWildcats vs ForceCrush vs DragonsQuarter FinalsRage/Ajax vs JPSStorm vs TSFNJX vs Wildcats/ForceCrush/Dragons vs IGFASemi FinalsRage/Ajax/JPS vs Storm/TSFNJX/Wildcats/Force vs Crush/Dragons/IGFAFinals???????Storm vs NJX rematch of NJYSA State Cupor maybe Storm vs Crushor PDA vs PDA (this blog will hate this)#2
Some NY Cup K/O Round: Bracketology for u12 Grisl1St RoundFC Westchester FCWE G02Atletico FC Girls '01East Meadow Soccer Club Sky BlueFC Clarkstown SC 01 Girls WhiteWorld Class FC WCFC '01 CharltonQuickstrike FC Quickstrike FC 02East Meadow Soccer Club HotshotzFC Sting FC Sting 2001Massapequa Soccer Club Lil' RowdiesHBC Soccer Club PanthersAlbertson Soccer Club Fury 01 RedEast Islip Soccer Club DynamiteIntense Soccer Academy BrazilIntense Soccer Academy Hot ShotsNew York Soccer Club New York SC G01World Class FC WCFC '01 Hamm2nd RoundNY Cup K/O Round:Atletico FC Girls '01East Meadow Soccer Club Sky BlueWOW - 2nd round gameWorld Class FC WCFC '01 CharltonEast Meadow Soccer Club HotshotzMassapequa Soccer Club Lil' RowdiesAlbertson Soccer Club Fury 01 RedIntense Soccer Academy BrazilNew York SC G01Semi-FinalsAtletico FC Girls '01East Meadow Soccer Club HotshotzAlbertson Soccer Club Fury 01 RedNew York SC G01Finals???????????????????East Meadow Soccer Club HotshotzNew York SC G01#2 I know foolish it's only u12 and they are all good teams NY and NJ but what's a little stupid fun?
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