Disney will get plenty of good teams same as CASL always does. Some will enjoy a weekend at Disney almost a vacation. They both look fun.
Not affiliated with max or wildcats. At the end of spring they were very even (ranking), and the last game went to maximus. So, it all depends on how the coaches recruited. My assumption is that a some kids went to CSA GDA and to NYCFC GDA from each club. https://youthsoccerrankings.us/team.html?teamId=1920131
Difference with wildcats and max is wildcats played at regionals and semi finals at nationals. likely pushing them into top bracket. Maximus is in great shape at 2nd bracket at Bethesda. believe me. Most players can only dream at U16 in being top two brackets. Their are 12 lower brackets.
Believe you? Maybe, but its really the B league now, or C league, depending on who you ask.
Guys it's U16 which is the magic year for college recruiting. If you are in top flights in the big college showcases then it doesn't matter what league you are in because you will be showcased at CASL, Jeff Cup,ets in front of ALL the college coaches and programs in Region 1.Was there last year at CASL and at main site it was wall to wall college coaches for top flight games in U16 age bracket.Those who are still focused on results this year moving forward at U16 are foolish.The results mattered BEFORE U16 to get the resume up to snuff to have their team accepted and flighted in the upper flights this year.If your team is not there this year then it's probably too late for a major college offer. Much tougher to get ANY athletic scholarship offers next year at U17/Junior in hs as top 5 power conference schools are already finished with their classes at the end of that classes sophomore year in high school. If your daughter is looking at lower D1 or D2 or D3 then it's not as important as those schools wait for what's left after major D1 programs and Ivy League schools take their pick.
1:24 hit nail on head. Wildcats have been great since U13 and earned this spot. And had one of their best years in last year or so. Also with Maximus. Maximus is very good and has been good since about U13 as well. And now Stallions Maximus. Of course you would have DA and ECNL events as well. But no doubt being in the top flights at Jeff Cup, CASL, Disney, Bethesda and PDA look real, real good on resume. And of course top coaches will look mainly at the top brackets based on invites from players in those brackets.
Yes and many of the ECNL Teams are in those same flights so that will only raise exposure of NPL teams in top flights who play them in these showcases as every college coach who comes to see ECNL players will see the players on the opposing teams play as well.
Agree about results no longer imperative(state cups, regionals, nationals, NPL finals appearances), that hay needs to be already in the barn at U16.It's all about exposure now
1:24 I disagree - and I have some questions?1. How does a team get into the top flight at these events?2. CFC Delco or FC Bucks will be in the top flights at these events, if not why not?3. So your kid is playing U16 again? Isn't the 2019/2020 age group the most important (Juniors and Sophomores?4. Results are foolish? For GDA, ECNL, NL, Regional Leagues and NPLs results are very important. 5. Arent' these the teams in the top flights (the teams that win)? 6. Results mattered before Birth year Change but in year 2 they don't?7. So only playing in top flights gets you a major college offer? 8. if college is the goal why do you value "power 5" more (that's how your post reads)2:37 You agree? I disagree - College coaches care about the flights the kids they identified play in. 2:41 Why are many ECNL/NPL teams in those top flights? I argue that this is what's wrong with soccer in the USA. If what you say is true teams are in the top flights even if they are bad teams. So why isn't CFC Delco, FC Bucks, Brentwood, Quickstrike, TSF or Copa in the top flights? They are ECNL/NPL? Must be the coach connections?2:46 How do you get this exposure? What criteria is used by these events to compare teams from all over the country if results mean nothing? Oh I forgot U13 results are used
Well I will try and answer some of your questions. First off I said results "moving forward'for NPL Teams are not very important because the resume in place are what determines the flighting for this current year and U16 is the most important year by far. for D1 recruiting. There fore my comment that the hay has to already be in the barn as far as results and resume by U16.Also you can disagree but it's a fact that for these schools in D1 (other than lower level d1 schools) the sophomore year is when the classes are filled in and the $$$ are promised out to the recruits.Classes are mainly completed by end of a graduating classes sophomore year for these D1 Programs. As far as criteria for flighting look at Raleigh they have a designation next to each team that is a state champ, regional champion, national finalist, etc because it raises the profile of their tournament so that answers your question about the main criteria for flighting for the NPL Teams. And yes the ECNL Teams also get a boost from being in that league.And of course coaches care avbout the flights you are in as college coaches care very much about seeing a potential recruit play vs the top competition as the lower the flight the less they can base what they see from a player as representative of what they could do vs the top level. for high level D1 schools they need to see you play vs other D1 recruits of it's not a realistic look for them.
How many of Maximus' players left. I spot a few on DA rosters
3 left in the spring. They were very shorthanded by the end of last year.
Any designations that teams had will be re-evaluated this year. The teams got changed 2 years ago due to age group change, and then again last year due to DA. I'm sure coach's reputation and assessment means just as much as the results from previous year in these circumstances.Coaches will come out disappointed. Even in the top 3 brackets at CASL quality of selection is suspect - there are many that belong, and many that do not...What are these teams ?? in the top 3 brackets:Lonestar SC U16 DA Pilot - no results most likely a B team to a GDA teamPenn Fusion SA Npl 2002 (craigie) - results against bad teams - also a B team to a very good GDA teamFC Bucks - team that has a 1-19 ECNL record and allowed 100+ goals last season
We loved playing against FC Bucks, it made us look like Barcelona, ah good times!
National league showcase this month same dates as CASL and in spring ERL same dates as Jefferson. Where will college coaches go?
To their nearest GDA game!
College coaches will be at first day of National League on Thu and Fri. Then likely at CASL rest of weekend or at least that is what they usually do. You GDA parents need to get over yourselves. Coaches find talented players and there are players at NL and CASL.
We need a system like that in place to build world class players and need to stop being politically correct. The GDA is to find NT level players - if a player doesn't make the NT then they failed at that level.You don't play GDA to get into college - you play GDA to play for the NT.
Maybe someone should of told the Syracuse coach that, before he drove to our game, or did he get lost on the way to grandmas house?
Oh, one more thing, have been reading this blog for 3+ years, and that might just be the stupidest comment ever!Congrats!
You can keep the world class players at world class, while the college bound kids moved on with the coaching staff to NYCFC. Thx buddy.
10:03, you are obviously with WC, and a pathetic troll. Thx buddy.
Some stats D1 D2 D3 NAIA Total2018 = 1015 105 39 17 11762019 = 577 15 3 2 5972020 = 188 1 0 0 1892021 = 24 0 0 0 2418/19 were u17 last season - 177319/20 were u16 last season - 78621/22 were u15 last season - 213 Stats don't support u16 being the age group to see sorry.
above are stats of what? Just go to the games on Saturday at around noon and see which age groups top flight games has the most coaches watching.
I think he is listing how many in each class are committed at time of casl but of course older classes have more commits. If you show 2019/2019 last year that includes almost all juniors and seniors. Naturally more players in junior and senior classes are committed in December than sophomores at that point. My point is U16 is getting the most looks and exposure because many juniors have already committed.
All he has to do is look on any recruiting sites stats and he will see most of top 150 juniors are already committed at this point. They are much more focused on sophomore class, (which is mainly 2002-U16) from now thru PDA Tournament.
9:15, so true dude, but you meant the GDA Playoffs in June, not the lousy PDA Tourney, so shut-up with that already!Ciao Bella!!
Got a chance to watch the ECNL girls practice last week, ugh. It's amazing how much high school deterioates the quality of the players, good luck to all the teams headed to Phoenix and Bethesda...
9:15Except the "top 150" juniors aren't really the top 150.Plenty of juniors still to sign with top collegiate teams.
Was at the National League Showcase last year in NC. It was a who's who of D1 school evaluating. Thursday and Friday were busy, Saturday was less coaches and Sunday was a ghost town. Very exciting for the players to see that. They are looking forward to it again at the end of the month.
^^^ is there a list of coaches attending?
So, given there are 300 div 1 schools its really not that surprising that nl tourneys would be loaded with div 1 coaches. What would be interesting to know is how many are power 5 or top 50 programs. At ecnl last year there were prob 20-25 top 50 coaches over the period.
what is bizarre is that it's the same time as the college cup, still. worked when college cup was in NC, but now in FL. And college cup is immediately before DA Showcase starts. So, will coaches be in NC at CASL or NL; or in Florida for College Cup and GDA? Or will they take in a day in NC and a day or two in FL to attend both showcase events? This is what will be interesting. How was WAGS this year? A lot of coaches or not? Used to get a bunch. All of this is new even for the coaches. Thanks US Soccer.
They will be at both.Head Coach to FLAssistant Coach to FLIntern Coach to NC
7:02 is pretty close actually. Many coaches go based on invites. If they are invited by a few players on one team, or teams playing against they send someone. Most DI schools have a few coaches on staff. Be sure to invite coaches.
10:23, thanks for the link, and I agree GS is a flawed measure of success, but that link belongs on the u12 thread.
7:02 nice snarky GDA parent comment. No doubt the most top players are likely playing in GDA. But everyone said the same thing about ECNL last year and look at some of the team's ripping it up in the GDA this year...Nationals from Michigan a USYS team has won nearly every game. Cincinnati also from USYS is doing excellent in GDA. Bottom line is that there are excellent players and teams sprinkled across GDA, ECNL, and USYS/NL. Coaches will be at NL games and showcase tournaments for non GDA teams and not just sending "Coaching interns"
Of the NL teams updated U17 has 7% of it's players committed vs 3% for U16. The math doesn't support U16 as being the place to be (next year this age group for sure). Schools will pick from their list who they want to cover. If ECNL/GD/NL only has 2 players interested in their school and CASL has 15 then guess what they will be at CASL. Come on man, they don't just unless they have an interest and it's a two way street.
12:36 so now it’s best ECNL and best NL teams from last year that are in GDA? What are you trying to say?
12:49 PM Interesting Map considering the ever changing landscape. College teams with bigger budgets can do more, and if that means sending a scout to a lower tournament because there may be a top player they will find a way to get there. I agree that most college women's soccer coaches are not staying at 5 star hotels or eating steak every night (unless they are looking for the NCAA police to come calling), so they want to maximize their recruiting budget by catching as many players as possible that fit their 4 year plan. If this means making a decision over a busy weekend they will most likely choose wherever the players who are on the radar and have shown interest are. I also know that for the next few weeks at least the top programs are busy with the NCAA tournaments so the coaches focus is most likely on his current team. Bethesda will probably be missing quite a few scouts as this week kicks off playoffs.
11:27 - can't just post on U12. i can't tell you the amount of teams including older that still beat their chest or advertise about their Got Soccer Rankings. We learned years ago that it's a meaningless ranking when older daughter played. But it allows teams to crank up the schedules and go to a bunch of tourneys (some good and some not so good) just to get points that have very little value in the real soccer recruiting world.
12:36 - but you answered your own question, those teams aren't in NL anymore. they moved to GDA.i'm not trying to be snarky at all and not other poster, but it has to be very confusing even for the coaches where to go as the talent is all over the place.
1:16 I am not sure what is confusing about my post.4:01 Agree with you that those teams moved to GDA and are not in NL anymore. Was trying to make the point that ECNL parents would come on this board last year and say that all the top players and teams were in the ECNL. As former NL talent moved into GDA and compete with former ECNL players this year they are doing quite well in many cases. I was making the same point as you that there is talent across all three leagues. Agree that it must be difficult for coaches.
6:49 are the former NL teams you are referencing that are now GDA the former NL teams entirely? Or are they combined with former ECNL kids too?
3:58 They are right those results mean a lot if you read back a few posts. From u12 to U15 they set the team up for top flights. So all those points and wins do matter.Anonymous said...1:24 hit nail on head. Wildcats have been great since U13 and earned this spot. people will always change their opinion depending on which side of the fence they are on.
10.37 they are not an ECNL club. Yes there are strong clubs that are not ECNL. The 2017 Fall MRL season suports the u17 team not being as strong as the GDA team probably has more 01s than 02s since the 02 teamis still tops17UG StandingsPrem I Div1. FCKC Academy Blues Elite (MO)2. North Shore United 2001 Blue (WI)3. Michigan Jaguars 01 Green (MI)4. Nationals Union 01 Black (MI)16UG StandingsPrem I Div1. Nationals Union 02 Black (MI)2. Sporting OFC 2002 Elite (NE)
11:27 hit a nerve ?
Can’t wait to see the colleges the Kitty Cat kids will get into!
Rutgers, Seton Hall, Monmouth, and Drew.
My kid wants to be in the top bracket and they are. Best competition for sure.
A word from the wise, those rural roads leading to the fields in Maryland all have speeding cameras, and they will catch you, and find you, stay compliant people.
1:49 PM One of the best comments in years!!! And I concur as I was a victim a few years ago.
Barney Fife (Mayberry)- digital version. Oh gosh, Andy. :)
Sorry 1"08 and 1:24 wrong again. Top Averbuch Kitty Kat already committed to Univ of Illinois(Big Ten) with nearly full athletic ride.
Wow the jealous Wildcats Hater continues to step on her dick. Oops I meant his dick.No her dick. Aw whatever.
Also the 2001 Averbuch girls who moved up after birth year s;lit all committed, 1 to Lehigh.
Wow Illinois and Lafayette
Very good schools. Excellent academics at both.Good luck to those girls.
Wildcats has many DI commits yearly. But so does PDA, Match Fit, Copa. Wildcats is great club for certain ages and girls. It is on smaller side and certainly worth look.
Doubt it is a full ride. Very very few get full rides in girls soccer
My daughter is getting a full-ride for fencing, soccer is just something she does for fun!
Agree but she is o Ne2 of the few who did.
10:12, how old are you dude, 12?
10:41 u hittin' on me?
Actually, I would like to hit you, with my foot up your arse you wanker.
Any update on kittens at Bethesda?
There are many ways to skin a cat, just ask WCFC, 4-1...
WC ecnl will be one of the top ecnl teams this year. Ecnl is a mixed bag with DA taking a lot of the star players away. I thought maximus was playing bethesda. Most ecnl teams are now b-teams so the ones that stayed intact will be much better this year. There are some stinker ecnl teams now. Especially in the 01 range with clubs that have affiliate DAs. Even match fit will be decent. I predict pda will be middle of pack ecnl this year.
816. First if you know the ECNL and DA landscape, you will know majority of top players did not go to the DA. yes a few did, but coaches are saying the DA games is a very low level, painful to watch. One club PDA does have majority of ECNL playing DA. But rest of country is not the case. ECNL at u15 and above has the better players playing.
Dude Bethesda is a weak tournament. See what happens in Sanford before you open your trap!
1019. I am not talking about bethesda. Not even there. Just pointing facts about DA and ECNL teams.
10:08 - you have no clue. MOST did go GDA; some did not; in particular in most other parts of the country. stop trying to justify your decision to not go GDA by dissing those that did.
10:42. You obviously have no clue. Go search ECNL rosters and compare to last year, oh man wait .. Hmm so many teams stayed... Obviously not looking at teams no longer in ECNL.
And the WC poster thinking a 4-1 win over the weak Kitty Cats your going to get stomped on. Enjoy Bethesda see you in Sanford.
PDA moved their best 01/02 players to DA, Penn Fusion and Breakers left ECNL completely, so what does that tell you? As far as the rest of the country, don't really know, and don't really care. Seems to me that the ECNL parents are a little nervous, and I can't blame them, so are we. Don't we all want our daughters to be seen and recruited? WC 02 ECNL is a good team, not sure if they are a great team, but only time will tell, but it was a great start, no more, no less. Pretty sure that poster was not with them, they realize that bragging on this forum is insecure, and moronic, besides it's not easy being a B team at their own complex.
Yes pda ecnl team is mainly old dragons which was their c team below storm and ajax.
WC without NT player this weekend right? Missing other players in their HS state games. Ouch Cats, what happened?
word on the back of the net forums was that some wc, stars and east meadow teams/players tried to stick it out for 1 more year of ecnl. we'll see from the results. for comparison, right now the u14 team for ecnl pda team has 5/10 wins - and non-gda teams (match fit and east meadow) are ahead on points. most of the old - pure ecnl teams (cfc/marylan/bucks etc.) still way behind.
Its very naive to think the best players stayed in ecnl. Yes certain teams llike socal blues stayed intact like world class and match fit as well. But also please remember that da is 01/02 and they will keep the best players they can which in general seems to be about a 75-25ish split. Plus DA is like a merger between top ecnl and top national league teams. Look at the midwest you have 3 top national league teams 4 ecnl teams and a newly formed teams. The east seems to have a lot of newly formed teams. Ecnl is going to be very mixed as well. Many of the very athletic or very skilled have moved to DA. Assume on many teams top 2-6 players have moved on to DA. Then you have the ones that stayed together the ones that lost a few and the ones that lost most. Like in philly you pf was tge only good team. Now they are gone so its just continental and bucks. What does that say for competition. This year 03 will be a joke in ecnl (da has 20+ 03 per team) as will 01. Next year if you are not DA you will see a major drop across the board. This is the last year ecnl will be solid in my opinion.
10:30, thanks for the update WC Dad, just wait until you guys play London, I heard they are from England!
WC dad how did you do vs Lehigh Valley this morning
It was a tie 0-0
A tie against a NPL team that’s as weak as Copa! ROFL!
I watched 20 mins of the LVU vs WC game today. Not a parent from either team. Very even game with a slight advantage to Lehigh
Oh and Kitty Cats are doing awesome!
Wildcats lost 2 1 to Cleveland FC in top flight game on late pk. Very competitive match. Tough call.
A slight advantage to Lehigh. Now that's funny
10:34 am - wait what? are you moonlighting on another forum? thought we were your enlightened group?
The players at these tournaments play equally or supposed to. It's a showcase, get players seen. However some teams do play to win and sacrifice the players time to be seen to win at all cost. I am glad our coach told our players that all will play regardless of score, all playing equal time. Good coaches in attendance
9:42 why is that funny?
Good coaches in attendance, where? From the list Bethesda provided, it's The Who's Who from Whoville.
We had 13 at first game 11 at second game.american manhattan lehigh new hamphshire drew umbc njit gettysburg dickinson salisbury state albany stockton barton. Longwood. Desales mostly small D1 schools
7:46, I would feel a little better if you lied, not a lot, just a little, just enough to justify the gas money.
Oh my god Salisbury Steak University is there!!!! Damn it!!!!
Sure, you laugh now, but I heard SSU has a great meal-plan, and that is half the battle, and tuition.
Some different D1 coaches at our game today george mason towsend st marys and campbell
Not every player can play in big ten or acc. Its all about the right fit.
I take it US Soccer was not in attendance?
World Class goes 1-0-2 against non ECNL teams, with 1 goal in last two games, ouch...
Good job PDA DA team, a tie against PF is as good as a win these days, enjoy the moment.
I thought PF won? I must have misread.
LVU and Bethesda ecnl take top bracket. Congrats. Well deserved. McLean ECNL nice showing taking their bracket. STA and Cherry Hill not bad. Wildcats at least played great teams. But coming home 0-3 with no points. Psa finished off well. These teams are all so different from spring. At least a couple of top players per team went DA.
Albertson ECNL showed well in their bracket. They also lost players to DA
4:16 - PF vs PDA scores; U16/17 - tied. And US Soccer was at those games we heard. Good job NY & NJ teams at BethesdaU14 DA: W 3-1U15 DA: L 0-2U16/17 DA: D 1-1U18/19 DA: W 3-1
For those teams at Bethesda did the coaches get the memo about this being a showcase or were they coached to win with a short bench in close games instead of all players playing a minimum of half the game. If we are comparing apples to apples then great showing for all 5:54.
Our coach played everyone each game.
Nice 10:03 everyone played 50% of the game.
The post didn't say kids played at least 50%. It said everyone played. hopefully everyone did get ample playing time in order to be able to showcase. that's the purpose of those tourneys. scores don't matter. not all coaches or parents buy into that though.
Why would he/she post they played if it wasn't 50%? I don't think there are coaches out there that still do that, why would they? The results mean nothing and have nothing to do with future placements that's like common knowledge.With State Cups, ECNL, NL, NPL and ERL for Region 1 teams there is enough to place teams. Every premier team falls into one of these categories am I wrong?
Some of you parents need to think of a few things:1. this is not u12 anymore2. reality check-very few girls will make top D1 teams3. not all girls want or can do D1-your daughter is not the best, be real4. get a life, stop living vicariously through your daughter
12:10 it didn't say played 50%; it said everyone played. getting in for 20 mins in second half isn't 50%. Playing 1 full game and not seeing field time the rest of the tourney isn't 50%. some teams do honor 50% playing time for all. some don't and value the points instead. these type of tourneys should have a percentage play rule.
Are you speaking from experience 1:11?? Are you frustrated about the drive, hotel fee, and crappy dinners with parents you truly dislike? Yeah, me too, but in 2 years you will look back at these days, and be saddened, not because of the events mentioned, but because the process is over.I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
12:33 1. Correct not U12 anymore - showcase events are SHOWcase events for ALL.2. Correct so why don't we let the D1 coaches be the judge of who is or who isn't, why are you so worried?3. Correct, study and bus rides plus training and passing exams are not for everyone4. What exactly are you doing posting on a youthsoccer message board? Aren't you living your life through your daughter, she's playing and you are posting.Just 2 ways to see things - go ahead you can say your way is the right way, I opened the door
Cedar Stars players are running for the exits.Players are calling other clubs to secure place on teams for spring. Another very shady coach who got fired from PDA years ago for history of inappropriate behavior with his minor players, including a suspension from coaching for drinking with players in hotel room at away tournament just hired by CSE. Guess that fits the profile of what they have on that staff on girls side.
Hahaha, guess things are a little shaky at CSA?
He should of gone to World Class, some of the older ECNL girls have already started their drinking games at tournaments.Yes, this story is true, sad, but true....
Where do they think they are Epcot?
I don't get the Epcot reference, but you responding to your own post doesn't help, either.
Google alex morgan epcot
you're welcome 8:238:32 - i'm the epcot reference poster and don't have to give myself a digital backpat. i have other interests. may want to read something other than youth soccer blogs.
Hahaha, oh, that was only a story because it was a female player, if it was a male it would not of made the news.
let's not poke that bear this early in the morning (male vs female athletes and accountability). look at how long it has taken for Elliott to be suspended.
1:27I was relating my comments to the posters who trash tournaments if those perfect D1 schools aren't there.Too many parents misjudge their daughters' potential.I read and post on here bc sometimes there are mature conversations...although very little anymore.
If you want mature conversations, you may need to deactivate NJ parent access to this site :) (just kidding Jersey parents)
hey, no probs, no offense taken. fugget about it!
Nice to see 3 local teams in the top 5 Nationally, PDA DA is ranked 23rd, sorry.https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/club/teamrank/?periodId=870&genderId=f&groupId=4&ageName=u16
As predicted, ECNL is still the best. #1 in u16!
Any commitments yet at this age group? Or too early?
Bahahahaha, yes So Cal Blues number 1, but remember this is TopDrawer, who are the biggest ECNL shills ever, besides the DA teams are split 01/02, just good to see them acknowledge OUR local clubs, and even if your daughter does not play for the 3 mentioned, these are OUR local clubs, so have some Region1 pride.
Sooo.. the ranking is bad because topdrawer is skewed towards ECNL.. but its good because they have 3 teams from region 1 in top 5? You are high. Even when you look at a mix of YSR rankings across U16 and U17 you'd get 3 out of 5 top teams in ECNL... and no team from NY or NJ. There is pride and then there is brutal objective reality that sets in.
Socal blues is by far the best u16 in the country and probably better than any u16/17 da. They all stayed ecnl even though they all could be on DA teams. Next year you can see how the so cal blues DA team is still #1 when they all go da. My daughter has played with them at camps and lives playing with them. They are skilled and play fast.
I watched them in Chicago, not impressed, but some had nice tans! There were also too many who stayed out in the sun too long.
3:33 hate to pop the balloons being dropped but GDA is U17/U16 so really not a full U16 team to judge vs. other U16 teams. It's U19/18; U17/16, U15 and U14.
hey dude. someone already sent the alert. thanks though.
Your daughter has played with SOCal??? WTF are you doing on here?No blogging on the left coast?
poster said played with the kids at camps.
My daughter plays on 1 of the 3 local Da teams mentioned in the list, and honestly, none of us care about that. All we want is our daughters to be recruited by the best schools, that’s it. Just like other leagues, we are also hoping for success come DA Playoffs, since we believe that will be an optimal scouting environment. Best of luck to SoCal Blues, and all the others!
what is all this YSR stuff? just checked older age groups to see how other club teams rank and they aren't even listed. how reliable if not really reliable.
How many games did they play? if under 10 they won't be listed. Which team are you looking for?
My daughter is going to the NYCFC evaluations on Friday, we saw them play against Oakwood, she was impressed, as was I, and that is very hard to admit.
4:35pm NYCFC parent looking to make his choice to play DA valid after seeing such a poor competition all year. Parents, players, coaches and college coaches all agree the level is below par.
My daughter plays for Quickstrike, but believe what you want, this will be a step-up for her.
6:14, poor ECNL parent, still wondering if his kids team will face the same dilemma, #Republicandistraction
Hearing a FREE DA and GDA coming to Central PA. If this is the case and Schulz is running the program you will NOT see players traveling to Baltimore and West Chester for GDA. It would also hit Classics very hard. Rush has partnered with George Altirs and the ownership group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to make its USL club the official professional team at the top of the Rush Soccer pyramid. The Harrisburg City Islanders, who have played in various versions of USL since 2004, will be rebranded as Penn FC beginning in the 2018 USL season, and the goal is for that club to serve as the first stop for players across the Rush soccer family.“There’s now a professional path for our players,” Schulz told FourFourTwo USA. “The players currently there and the players who will get there from Rush, they are the role models for our 35,000 kids. … It’s a stepping stone for the players that are not quite ready for MLS or a team overseas. This would be a holding ground for our players at USL. One day, hopefully all of our players on first team will be from Rush clubs.”“This is a great time to be a soccer fan in Pennsylvania,” said USL President Jake Edwards. “There is a lot of fantastic soccer history in Harrisburg, and the fans across the region have proven to be some of the most dedicated in the USL. Penn FC will build on the historic legacy of the City Islanders.”Altirs, local owner Eric Pettis, and Rush Soccer — an international soccer organization comprised of 85 clubs in the U.S. and abroad — are a particularly exciting part of the new USL brand. Focused on player and product development, this group will elevate the level of professional soccer in the region and give Penn FC a unique position within the sport, putting the professional team at the top of the largest academy system in the world.Led by Chairman Jérôme de Bontin, who previously served as Director of Ligue 1’s AS Monaco and General Manager at Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls, Rush Soccer has provided a major platform for players across the United States and overseas who will now have the potential to become Penn FC players of the future.“It is difficult to imagine a professional soccer team without an academy — the academy is often referred to as the soul of the organization,” said de Bontin. “Rush Soccer has 40,000 members across the world, and by instilling their faith in us, Penn FC will have one of the largest networks in international soccer to scout from and hopefully develop into world class players for the professional team. Our President Tim Schulz and I have been pursuing a professional team for some time now, and have found it in Penn FC and George Altirs’ organization.”Altirs will remain the majority owner of the club, but Rush aims to contribute financially in the future. For now, Rush gives Penn FC a wealth of youth partner clubs from which it can potentially benefit with “homegrown” players.
You might as well put the free DA and GDA in the middle of Death Valley, sorry, middle PA is worse than DV....
@11:15 am - was looking for older GDA teams. all of those teams have played over 10 games. all teams not listed. some still have their ECNL records showing. and that info is pretty easy to get. YSR doesn't seem to be able to find. that is what I found previously, teams listed several times under different acronyms or names. better than GSP, but YSR still holes in it as well.
6:14 11/15 - ecnl parent i presume? how was Bethesda?
10:58 no need to use YSR for GDA. GDA is top of the pyramid they have a playoff system in place. of course it does. But any errors can be fixed by anyone - just report the error and YSR will make the change.
How would ysr handle the multi year issue? Are the da u17? Or a new category. Not really apples to apples.
Agreed 12:24.They are being added as U17 but who cares. Since they will never play non-da teams so using YSR to flight them or compare them will never be an issue. They should never be included in any compare conversation unless you are using another GDA team. Agree 100%.
10:31You win the award for the stupidest thing I've read on here.
11:02 Couldn't have been better. Good warm-up for players. Lineup is solid
10:31 AM Hershey, PA training location for new Penn FC Rush program. Very easy travel for Lancaster, Reading, Lebo and Harrisburg area kids. Some of those kids are traveling to Classics, Continental and PF now. Free DA, it's over, Central, PA kids will stay in Central, PA and will draw kids from other areas.
Yes, the LISC of Pennsylvania, enjoy!
4:37 wonderful. notice not trashing ECNL. see, you can exchange compliments without being passive aggressive about one another's league choices. enjoy CASL as well.
Impressive coaches list from Lakewood Ranch, better than I had hoped...
We are looking to finish strong tomorrow, and begin to prepare for DA Showcase. The fall season progressed quickly, and here we are at the last game. The team is coming together nicely, but there is more to improve upon. Not that it matters to most, but we have forged a path for others to follow, and while there are many detractors, we are happy to be part of they brave new world....
Thanks for the update, cool DA dad.
Someone remind 12:53 that he is not actually "on" his daughter's team, lots of "we" talk
pays the bills. can "we" all he wants.
if his shrink says its healthy. who are "we" to argue.
That's all you got? Bashing me for saying we, really? That was the final straw, no more mister nice guy, we we we we, there.
"We have forged a path for others to follow, and while there are many detractors, we are happy to be part of they brave new world...." I could have bashed you for the cheesy, melo-dramatic comments and completely living through your kid but decided to just focus on the "we" talk. Next time I will be more specific.
Lets all be honest, if you are on this blog, you are living through your kid period. Including me hahahaha.
That's cool 7:48, we can't all be tragically poetic, like myself, but I am sure you can make a contribution to society, somehow. Just don't ask me for details, got nothing right now.
Oh, almost forgot, we are a farcbetter team than you guys, no doubt.
And yes farcbetter is a real word, look it up!
12:53 did you invent something or cure cancer, holy crap what an ego.
Soccer = Life.
GDA Showcase schedules are out, best of luck to all the clubs!
Cmon Mr. GDA it's not good luck to the club's it's good luck to the kids for recruiting right? Isn't that why they are there? Just ask you
No, I represent the corporate soccer club trust and loan, my only interest is the perpetuation of profits.
I want a CSA DA parent form the 01/02 team to chime in here. How does the team allow PF drop 8 goals on you????
Not from either team, but isn't CSA suffering from injuries to big players on that team?
Yes, and my dog ate my homework, again....
Why cant they bring in girls from other CSA teams. They have a ton!
In CSA's defense, PF has been tough to beat with most teams.
Dude Cedar Stars sucks! It’s PDA leftovers and girls that couldn’t get on PDA. They are equivalent to a Copa NPL team and always will be. NO ONE is getting recruited off of that train wreck.
I agree, PF is probably best team in Region1, but still 8 goals, is hard to defend, pardon the pun, ugh.
OTOH CSA U14 exceeds expectations every week. Other teams seem to be in the Meh category, though.
Go cedar star !! Is she recruited yet??? Lol
It's the best team in the conference against the one with the worst record. What did you expect? PF has had a few 1 or 2 goal games with middle and top of the conference teams. They have been easily winning the games against the much lower ranked teams. I just don't get the posts. This was an expected score I would think.
Seems like more posters dislike CSA than they do PF.
Correction, I hate PF more, just for the record...carry on!
Curious...what is the main point for the gda for your daughter?
10:06, isn't it obvious, its to mock people like you, and your stupid questions, duh.
Disney only two NJ teams at U16? Looking at U17 few more up to 4? wow. Is it true coaches are not going? So CASL, Newss, and edp local events seem to be drawing Northeast teams. Disney is far and expensive, plus sacred holiday for all. usually family time. If playing at Newss that is different because Saturday Sunday.
If you're not top bracket, don't bother going
We’ve been to Disney twice, its too expensive and way overrated, not that many coaches last year, CASL is better bet, NEWSS is a waste of gas, and EDP tourneys are 3-rate now.
PF's crushing of VDA and CSA is not impressive. If they can pull out wins in Florida that will be impressive.
CSA is not impressive. Really? Not impressive? Lol they suck!! Worst team . Players and coaches are the worst around ." not impressive " lol
There's obviously a clear distinction between the top teams and the lower teams. CSA not a whole lot worse than the other bottom tier.Give the program a chance...
Its possible that in a few years CSA will be more competitive, but by then, my kid will be in college, sadly we live in an instant gratification society. Clubs like PF, PDA and NYCFC will always draw the best talent, but its their job to continue to be successful, which as we all know is neither simple, nor easy.
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