Wednesday, July 1, 2015

U14G / U14 Girls Youth Soccer

U14G  / U14 Girls youth soccer seems to offer the most teams and the widest diversity of talent.

Where these players will end up is anyone guess.

Welcome to the ride.

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Anonymous said...

Good question. Fall 2016 tournament placements could be a mess.

Anonymous said...

Is any team really going to differ greatly toward the negative?

I woujldnt think so

And if that happened you'd see it right away, within 6 weeks.

Teams that are supposedly placed CORRECTLY get blown out at Stars every year anyway

If teams move toward the positive (red: are placed too low early on), this will also be obvious - and corrected by NEWSS

Anonymous said...

Yes I know of one solid PA team. Any guesses? I'm sure they'll be others. ECNL will remain strong despite the BYC. That is until DA 2017.

Anonymous said...

Our U15 team did not attend Stars Cup this past fall, so I am guessing that we will not either, which is a relief since we haven't done well there since U12. Personally, I am not going to miss it, would later watch my kid start her HS Soccer days. She wants to play for her school, and after watching some games, they need her, she will bring stability to their midfield.

Anonymous said...

One solid PA team = NJ Crush?

Anonymous said...

If PF doesn't get DA I wonder how long Tino will stick around before he moves on to greener pastures ?

Anonymous said...

Not quite equal. Close... but not equal.

Anonymous said...

No, Crush has a way cooler name than the PA teams. If only the uniform had the orange bottle on it with some orange socks. PL's ability to remain a good team or possibly its demise really depends upon the route its 02's. Their 02's are the core strength of team and make up the majority of their best players. That group will make some club very happy. Not sure if PL's cheap club fees will be enough to convince those parents to stay. PAC is a much better value and just as close.

Anonymous said...

If true, PL players would stay and just become a strong U15 side

Anonymous said...

2:04 unless they say past results matter (rolling 12 months like GS) turnover or no turnover everyone is in the same boat.

The next big tournament after this will be Delco, Needham Invitational and PDA Showcase for the teams invited.

PDA kickoff will be dead by their own actions moving away from GS the teams that need them won't be showing up.

MSC Kickoff is not even in the news - if those guys were smart they should have published their applied list at least this way you keep people talking about the event if they were secure.

I can't think of any other major Spring events so the EDP events will probably do really good this year

Anonymous said...

I'm back with a different spin on jefferson flights.

below is the league the teams play in their Jefferson Flight and league Placement.

Some really strange observations.

CCL 1st place is in F6 and EDP D2 North 1st place team is F4 -Very interesting
Also D1 North 1st place team in F4 while 2nd place team in F2 after finishing in last place last year in D3 at jefferson.

PAGS 8th place team is F6 while 1st place team not accepted and 2nd place team is F11 3rd and 4th place teams are F3.

These can't be true flights. Will break down ECNL and NPL next.

I hope this makes life easier for the jefferson people.

Club Champions League
F6 1st Beach FC
F2 2nd FC Frederick
F1 3rd BRYC
F9 4th Arlington
F5 5th Loudoun

PAGS
N/A 1st LDC UNITED Attack
F11 2nd PENN UTD FORCE FC '01
F3 3rd PA CLASSICS Academy 01
F3 4th YMS Banshees
F8 5th HMMS Eagle FC Spirit
F6 8th HULMEVILLE Dynamo

EDP D1 North
F4 1st TSF ACADEMY 01/02G
F2 2nd NJ WILDCATS GALAXY
F9 3rd RAMAPO VALLEY SC TORNADOS '02
F11 4th HBC SPARK

EDP D1 Central
F1 1st NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL
F4 2nd NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS BLUE
F4 3rd LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS
F5 4th UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS BLACK
F7 5th REAL SOUNDERS
F9 7th PDA SHORE FUSION
F10 8th FC COPA ACADEMY G01 NPL LIMA

EDP D1 South
F1 1st PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK
F2 2nd 1776 UNITED FC XTREME
F7 3rd HFC READY '01
F6 4th HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER
F3 5th CESC CALVERT CREW WHITE
F9 6th RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA
F8 7th PIPELINE BLACK
F10 8th JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION

EDP D2 North
F4 1st SOUTH CENTRAL PREMIER SPIRIT

Anonymous said...

PAC and Harford should each be up one bracket. Harford's not a great team, but they don't give up goals. 1776 and Galaxy are right where they should be. There was no question about the Wildcat's, they deserve to be F1. I'm taking that Penn United is listed as F1 (that would be a joke) and their coach would only be there for the first 10 minutes of the tournament anyway. If the Ukranians are F4, how can a team like Boca not be a F5 team? Boca might actually be the better team.

Anonymous said...

This next group has me scratching my head - these are all NPL teams. The team that advanced to the NPL Finals final 4 is F8 they are 3rd in the league and are 4 flights below PF who is in 7th place in the league. This team lost to NEFC by 3 fewer goals than Oakwood who is F2 and has the same league placement as PWS who's in a weaker VA NPL. Which brings me to Crush they are 1st in their NPL and get a F5 for this while Ajax who is also in 1st gets F3 and Oakwood is F2 and they are in 2nd place.

12:10 If we don't use GS and we don't use league placement? How can you say what you said? Have you ever seen the NC, SC, GA & FL teams play more than once? The teams don't play a balanced schedule that would be impossible

GS4 Life

Anonymous said...

New England Girls NPL
F2 2nd OAKWOOD SC
F2 6th GPS-MA NPL GIRLS 01/02

NPL Virginia
F6 1st FC VIRGINIA
F7 2nd VIRGINIA RUSH ATHLETIC CLUB
F4 3rd PRINCE WILLIAM SOCCER
F10 5th CHANTILLY YOUTH ASSOCIATION
F10 7th RICHMOND KICKERS
F9 9th RICHMOND STRIKERS SOCCER CLUB

NYCSL NPL
F5 1st NJ Crush FC NPL-01
F5 2nd STA NPL-01
F6 3rd Intense Soccer Academy NPL-01
F8 4th Massapequa Soccer Club NPL-01
F9 6th New York Soccer Club NPL-01

Northeast Girls NPL
F3 1st PDA South 01 NPL AJAX
F8 3rd PDA North 01 NPL DRAGONS
F10 4th World Class FC 01 NP
F11 5th FC Boston 01 NPL
F10 6th East Meadow SC 01 NPL
F4 7th Penn Fusion SA 01 NPL
F8 9th FC Stars of Mass 01 NPL
F10 11th Connecticut FC 01 NPL
F10 13th Albertson SC 01 NPL

Anonymous said...

My final post on this - a different way to view things League Placement and their Jefferson Flights

1st Place
F1 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL - EDP Central D1
F1 PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK - EDP South D1
F3 PDA South 01 NPL AJAX - NEG NPL
F4 TSF ACADEMY 01/02G - EDP North D1
F4 SOUTH CENTRAL PREMIER SPIRIT - EDP North D2
F5 1st NJ Crush FC NPL-01 - NYCSL NPL
F6 Beach FC - Club Champions League
F6 FC VIRGINIA - VA NPL

2nd Place
F2 1776 UNITED FC XTREME - EDP South D1
F2 NJ WILDCATS GALAXY - EDP North D1
F2 FC Frederick - CCL
F2 2nd OAKWOOD SC - NE NPL
F4 NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS BLUE -EDP Central D1
F5 STA NPL-01 - NYCSL NPL
F7 VIRGINIA RUSH ATHLETIC CLUB - VA NPL
F11 PENN UTD FORCE FC '01 - PAGS

3rd Place
F1 BRYC - CCL
F3 PA CLASSICS Academy 01 - PAGS
F4 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS - EDP Central D1
F4 PRINCE WILLIAM SOCCER - VA NPL
F6 Intense Soccer Academy NPL-01 - NYCSL NPL
F7 HFC READY '01 - EDP South D1
F8 PDA North 01 NPL DRAGONS - NEG NPL
F9 RAMAPO VALLEY SC TORNADOS '02 -EDP North D1

4th Place
F3 YMS Banshees - PAGS
F5 UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS BLACK -EDP Central D1
F6 HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER - EDP South D1
F8 Massapequa Soccer Club NPL-01 - NYCSL NPL
F9 Arlington - CCL
F10 World Class FC 01 NPL - NEG NPL
F11 HBC SPARK - EDP North D1

5th Place
F3 CESC CALVERT CREW WHITE - EDP South D1
F5 Loudoun - CCL
F7 REAL SOUNDERS -EDP Central D1
F8 HMMS Eagle FC Spirit - PAGS
F10 CHANTILLY YOUTH ASSOCIATION - VA NPL
F11 FC Boston 01 NPL -NEG NPL

6th
F2 GPS-MA NPL GIRLS 01/02 - NE NPL
F9 New York Soccer Club NPL-01 - NYCSL NPL
F9 RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA - EDP South D1
F10 East Meadow SC 01 NPL - NEG NPL

7th
F4 Penn Fusion SA 01 NPL - PEG NPL
F8 PIPELINE BLACK - EDP South D1
F9 PDA SHORE FUSION - EDP Central D1
F10 RICHMOND KICKERS - VA NPL

8th
F6 HULMEVILLE Dynamo - PAGS
F10 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION - EDP South D1
F10 FC COPA ACADEMY G01 NPL LIMA -EDP Central D1

9th place
F8 FC Stars of Mass 01 NPL - PEG NPL
F9 RICHMOND STRIKERS SOCCER CLUB - VA NPL

Selection Process
team history
results
results against other teams in the application pool.
placement in state, regional, and national competitions
team makeup
other events of acceptance
rankings

It's obvious they don't use this criteria - but it does sound great. I know this for a fact as I have posted results for a few years now. I guess that's why i get confused with so many teams I might know their results better than the parents on those teams - VERY SAD - I NEED a new HOBBY.

Anonymous said...

We all need hobbies. May not see it the same way, but its a great reference point.

Anonymous said...

TSF always good in league play but has had weak tourney reulsts and not strong state cup runs recently.
Crush and STA are in F5 becasue of weak league play but has had some good state cup runs and that is factored in of course.
PDA Ajax strong results only in weak league but consistenly poor in F1 results at these events and looks like that has caught up to them even with PDA moniker giving them benefit of the doubt in past flighting.j Clearkly NE-NPL League is geting zero respect from Flight coordinators now after Bethesda disaster.
BRYC is 3rd in CCL true but that does not account for their strong showing in F1 of major events over last year.
Wildcats Galaxy getting F2 is more a result of their winning F2 at recent WAGS event that offsets their poor league results this fall.

Anonymous said...

2:12 would love to debate - but first I need to understand you are putting more weight on games played over a weekend (with guests or not) over league play correct?

TSF beat NJW Galaxy straight up in league play -what's to say TSF wouldn't have done the same thing in the same event? Which State Cup just the Fall 2015? Which league has more than 4 teams that are solid?

CCL? I see just BRYC
PAGS? I see just PAC and YMS
EDP N1? TSF, NJW Galaxy, NJCSA
EDP C1? NJW NPL, LVU, NJ Rush
EDP S1? PL, 1776
NE NPL? NEFC, Oakwood
VA NPL? FCV
NYCSL NPL? Crush, STA, ISA,
NEG NPL? Ajax, Dragons, MF NPL

They are all the same not one is lights out. You can't use RCL or any of the State Cups besides NJ because that's U13 and we don't use those right?

Anonymous said...

So basically if you played in WAGS or Bethesda is all that counts correct?
You can't use Spirit and Stars as that is the Pre-Season just like Jefferson and MSC are the pre-season spring events.

If we can't use NCS, NPL Finals, Jefferson, PDA & Delco from u13 howin the world do you flight teams from other STATES? How do they come into play? We can't use GS because leagues/teams have figured out how to work the system.

What criteria are we using for this debate?

Anonymous said...

I think you have to use the body of work from spring 2015 to present. Show me what team has made drastic stride forwards or backwards since then? BRYC has probably shown the biggest improvement and that was really only seen at Wags. Other than Galaxy, which NJ teams have really made a big leap since last spring? Has any of the ECNL standings changed much or has PDA dropped off at all? Of the PA teams, PF still looks like a middle of the pack ECNL team (like they did last year). PAC, PL and 1776 finished in their leagues exactly as they have before. Although PAC looks as though they have crested and might be heading on a downward trend. Has anything really changed for NY soccer either? other than maybe on that strange little island?

Anonymous said...

Agree use both league and tournaments as well as state cup.
I was just saying league results alone are not used as only basis.
Especially since tournament results are the only criteria that has many of these teams from different leagues playing each other.
Teams results in recent tournaments vs results of teams they are being considered with in recent tournaments for purposes flighting is a big part of the analysis.
Especially the teams results in their flights in deciding proper flighting for Jeff cup.
League results alone will not give you this comparison.
Agree head to head results in ANY recent games should be a big part of separation for flighting of those 2 teams. Cannot see going back to U12 or U13 results as meaningful in any way.

Anonymous said...

3:35

Your nonsense sounds like Charlie Browns teacher to the blog. Save it.

Anonymous said...

Looking back at results prior to U14 is senseless.

Anonymous said...

I like Charlie Brown

Anonymous said...

Check out 2014 article regarding DA
www.socceramerica.com/article/56234/development-academy-players-hit-roadblock.html

Anonymous said...

How strong is EDP when you have a D2 team in F4.

SOUTH CENTRAL PREMIER SPIRIT (CT)

Even EDP D2 is stronger than North East Girls NPL according to a major tournament.

Anonymous said...

It looks like those Jeff brackets really are preliminary, in which case I am going to throw-up. Logistically speaking, what can a club do to move their team(s) up in the flights, is there a process that actually succeeds?

Anonymous said...

Finish in the top three of your league. Don't suck in the previous tournaments and your team will either gain ground or at least stay even . Sounds pretty simple. If your club has your team playing in "B" leagues, parents need to bitch about it until the club does something. Obviously the tournaments are not acknowledging PAGS or NPL, so success in those leagues means very little. It does appear that older NPL post from the fall was correct, NPL is equal to PAGS and that how Jeff sees it too. Looks like PF not attending is the only reason PL has managed to stay F1. Thank you notes should be sent out.

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me with PAGS - PAC & YMS are your best teams and they are not top teams in the state as much as the posters on this board want you to think that. They both finished in 3rd and 4th and opted to miss out on the league's playoffs. having said that you can say what you want about the NPL leagues but the FINALS were the real deal.

Anonymous said...

11:19

Interesting how you think PL would drop to F2 sooner than the Wildcats who they beat in the last 2 meetings, wishful thinking on your part I guess? And BTW, Thanks to two incredible pickups PL is a better team now than they were last year, PF is not. And we know what happened last time the two teams met. But if you want a thank you note I will gladly send you one! But it won't be for avoiding Jeff Cup, the girls could have used a good warmup game before their rematch with FCV.

11:56
That's the point. The 3rd place team in PAGs beat up on the best team in NE NPL. Neither league is any good!

Anonymous said...

As much as some people here want to say that last years results are irrelevant are any of these teams that much different? If the same 8 teams played F1 again this year do you really think the standings would change much. What teams are noticeably different for better or worse?

Anonymous said...

What team did the PL pickups come from?

Was this midseason, as in since fall ended?

Anonymous said...

So, is it the covbentional wisdom that last yesar's placement and results at Jeff Cup matter little to this year's flighting?

Sp then....... what exactly, aside from current league placement - are they going on?

We know it is not simply an "ECNL gets highest bracket", since we have seen the lesser ECNLs down low in flight in the pasts, for example -

take a team like Oakwood -

they were around 5th flight last year and did not final. They are trailing in their league, though playing fairly well

How would they then get second of third flight?

RE: the preliminary flihgt

Anonymous said...

HMMS, no beginning of fall.

2 former HMMS players went to LDC this fall and can be credited with much of their vast improvement, 2( 1 regional team) went to PL and made an immediate impact, 1 went to PF and is also a solid contributed to that squad. How HMMS didn't do better last year with those 5 is baffling.

Anonymous said...

Many social, school, and past-team connections between the PL, LDC, and HMMS '02s (current 14s and 13s). The BYC shuffle could yield interesting results.

Anonymous said...

interesting part is that HMMS, PL, LDC, FC Revs and Ukrainians were similar in stature when they were 8v8.

Anonymous said...

PL and Wildcats only played once so far tis year at u14, a 2-1 win by PL at Spirit back in august.

Anonymous said...

wildcat coach, please stop with that same tired argument. No one is disputing you have a good team. Until you beat PL, it doesn't matter. But if Jeff officials were making a decision just by looking at head to head competition since going U14, who goes F1 and who doesn't? I'm sure it will be a great game at Jeff and your girls should have plenty of incentive.

Anonymous said...

The 4 games we (PL) have played against the cats have been great, much respect for that squad. But if it's all the same I would rather be playing Storm, CASL, and EM. If we are going to travel 8 hrs, I'd like to play teams we would rarely get to play otherwise. We can set up a friendly with the cats anytime back home.

Anonymous said...

To the PL parent on here 24/7 who is so completely clueless it's comical, you write the same uneducated posts over and over. Your life must be very empty.

Anonymous said...

12:19 I would expect better research if you are going to make that argument sloppy work.

Since you said "That's the point. The 3rd place team in PAGs beat up on the best team in NE NPL"

The 12th Place and 7th place NorthEast NPL teams played the #1 PAGS team LDC UNITED ATTACK to a close game.
7th Place - PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE) = 0-1
12th Place - FC BUCKS SHOCKERS (PAE) = 1-0

Wait and YMS struggled with the #7 team twice
YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER BANSHEES
7th Place - PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE) = 4-3
7th Place - PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE) = 0-1

Beat a team 3-0 once okay do it a second time and I say that team is better.

But you sound like you have seen all the teams to make such a claim.

Anonymous said...

Well 5:29, 12:19 is in fact the clueless PL parent so expect no less than sloppy uneducated posts.

Anonymous said...

It certainly would be nice to see this boards quality improve. I have been told that players (unfortunately) know about this blog. Sometimes I'll read a post that's so childish I assume it has to be a kid. Then again some of these kids are more mature than their parents so who knows.

Anonymous said...

First I have in fact seen every team you mentioned, so thanks for asking! I put no stock in the West Chester Summer Classic scores, it's a summer tournament and I think the consensus on this blog is that those tournament results are meaningless. Very few match ups between PAGS and NE NPL this fall. LDC over FC Bucks NPL, YMS over PF NPL, PA Classics over PDA NPL(south). So that's 3-0 for PAGS right? I'll throw in a win by YMS over Albertson ECNL(that would be the A team in case you are having trouble following). As watered down as PAGS has become it's still better than the B league NE NPL. And clueless or not it seems the Jeff Cup officials agree. NPL #1 in the same bracket as PAGS #3&4, NE NPL #3 in the same bracket as PAGS #5.

Anonymous said...

Please stop bringing up results from U12 and u13 it's really ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Every result I just posted was fall of U-14. Might want to do alittle better research yourself

Anonymous said...

As were the ones that I posted All PAGS vs NE Girls NPL were after 8/10/2015 check the dates pal. - So you are saying the Jefferson Cup tournament is nothing more than a Spring training event like Spirit and Stars are in the fall correct? or only the events you pick don't count.

6:14 you are 100% correct the girls know of this board and THEY POST - this is FACT.

Anonymous said...

No the PF NPL vs LDC game was 8/1 at West Chester's summer tournament. And yes YMS(PAGS #4) and PF NPL(NE NPL #7) each won one game against each other by one goal. PF early in the season at Spirit, YMS later at Bethesda. Both teams finished just above mid level in their respective leagues. Like I said, neither league all that good. Difference is those playing PAGS seem to know it and are moving on, those playing NE NPL seem to think it's just a half notch below ECNL.

I also saw HMMS(PAGS #5) tied MF NPL(NE NPL #2) and Warrington tied both the game they played against NE NPL teams this fall as well. Like I said, evenly matched leagues with PAGS getting the slight edge.

Anonymous said...

Not referring to your posts 6:42 but PL parent continues to go back to U13 year and use results to make flighting argument.

Anonymous said...

All current year U14 results should be considered. and judgement should be based on comparison of full body of work at U14. No one is arguing that point.

Anonymous said...

8:24

First no one is posting results from U-12. But if you think the tournament committee isn't looking back a year, you would be wrong. Last years Jeff Cup results, spring majors and leagues, all relevant. Now obviously more weight should be given to more resent results. But you act like every team starts new each fall. Most teams are 80-90% the same as last year and I have seen very few results this fall that surprised me based on the teams results from last spring. Maybe your team had a terrible year last year and you would like to forget it happened but those games are still part of their "body of work" that is being considered for flighting.

Anonymous said...

Blog vote:

All for PL parents getting a life off this blog...

Im just kidding how else would we get to the 5000 comment mark each week forcing a blog break?

Anonymous said...

Blog vote:
Get NJ people off of here

Just kidding

Anonymous said...

US training center question. I know that a coach has to recommend a player for a NTC and then it's in the hands of the national coaches to keep inviting a player back or not but I know of players who have been in it for a long time (1 and even 2 years now) and some who were only there a couple of months. What exactly are the national coaches looking for with a player at these?

Anonymous said...

And with respect to training centers, there are many very, very good players who have never been invited, and there are some very, very good teams who have never had a player invited. From my observations, an invitation is more about who you know then it is about what you can do. The system has its biases.

Anonymous said...

How would anybody know, would be surprised if the coaches knew. If I were to guess, I would say these attributes for the various positions:

GK: Quickness, Height, second effort, and game awareness.
DEF: Toughness, courage, speed and game awareness.
MID: Quick decision making, great foot skills and game awareness.
FD: Speed, toughness, and game awareness.

As you can see, I am big on game awareness, lots of girls can only see 10 yards around them, and when the ball is out of this zone, they are ball-watching...

Anonymous said...

Most importantly Technical ability, Speed of play, and Soccer IQ.

Anonymous said...

7:32 U14 starts 8/1/2015, so now we don't count U14 games either, So any games played prior to labor day don't count? I'll play your little game. You say "Both teams (YMS & PL NPL) finished just above mid level in their respective leagues, you also saw HMMS tie the #2 MF NPL, I guess the #2 EDP South D1 1776 team is the same as MF NPL and HMMS. You bring up Warrington but fail to mention they tied the #12 NorthEastNPL team twice and YES this #12 team that also tied Jersey Shore Boca and PF NPL which makes NorthEast girls NPL super deep doesn't it?

I can give you pros and cons to any league by using results.

YMS
11/15/2015 4:3 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)
8/22/2015 0:1 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)

PAC
8/22/2015 3:0 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY AJAX (NJ)

LDC UNITED
8/2/2015 0:1 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)
8/22/2015 1:0 FC BUCKS SHOCKERS (PAE)

Warrington
11/29/2015 1;1 DEEP RUN FC BUCKS SHOCKERS (USA)
8/22/2015 2:2 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION (NJ)
8/2/2015 1:1 DEEP RUN FC BUCKS SHOCKERS (USA)

HMMS
11/14/2015 1:1 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC NE NPL U14 (NJ)
10/11/2015 2;2 1776 UNITED FC XTREME (PAE)
8/1/2015 1:1 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)

PF NPL
Sun Sep 13 2:4 PDA South 01 NPL
Sun Sep 20 1:3 Match Fit Academy 01 NPL
Sun Sep 27 0:3 PDA North 01 NPL
Nov 7 2:2 FC Bucks 01 NPL

Anonymous said...

My daughters team got the worst seeding possible at Jeff Cup, but you don’t see me complaining about it...

P.S. And NO this does not count as complaining, smart-ass

Anonymous said...

They do not look at a player coming in to a training center with regards to a certain position unless your a goalie. A player needs to consistently perform at a high level while surrounded by other high level players. Id agree with technical ability and speed of play being crucial. There are plenty of players who initially get there with a coaches recommendation who should not be there which is a shame because it doesn't take these national coaches long to identify those players.

Anonymous said...

How about coming with signature names for post? If you want to be honest and not hide behind "anonymous" just say which team parent you are, if not, come up with something...
LVU mom

Anonymous said...

Something about LVU and the word Mom that both attracts and repels me, its a strange set of random letters, hahaha, is it me? No offense lady, but in the NY/NJ area, we don’t sign anything, its called being a blog-coward, and we are legion....

Anonymous said...

Haha 9:15, I was thinking the same thing and the word picture is not pretty!!
Another PA team fat dad with a loud mouth

Anonymous said...

Where are the bracket listings for Jeff cup? I just see accepted teams. Thanks

Anonymous said...

besides LUV Mom, the reason the blog is anon, is because people speak more freely in that type of environment, you get the true nature effect. There is also the fact, that you may in fact be a dude, saying you are a LUV Mom, which is even worse, just leave the signature for the credit card bills you are incurring with this magical experience you are having.

And look, you didn’t even know you were having a magical experience, which is just sad.

#WeAreLegion : )

Anonymous said...

9:22, its a secret, the kind that prevents you from applying common logic to bracket seedings...

still not complaining....

Anonymous said...

9:22
"LUV" mom?
You have mommy issues :)

Anonymous said...

Issues? Nah, just trying to be funny, did you laugh??

Anonymous said...

9:00PM Iam a jet fan and I wanted to ask if we counld count one of our wins from last year to be considered for this seasons playoffs since we only missed the Wildcard by 1 game I think Jets should have been in playoffs. After all we had at least 80% of the same players on our team.

Anonymous said...

I am not really a Jets fan, but if I had to apply that method to my kids team, I would most assurredly yes, we should count last years result.

Next.

Anonymous said...

While we wait for the real flights to come out....

http://www.gotsport.com/asp/directors/tournament/vieweventteamscleanb.asp?EventID=46787&Group=Girls_15

Anonymous said...

LOL.

Anonymous said...

9:29
Good one...you just can't spell, like most NJ/NY posters
LUV mom

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link - it was for the older group. Can you post the younger one please - I'm clueless.

Anonymous said...

The most important job of a midfielder is to win the ball and keep the ball for her team.
It is the individual duels in midfield and who wins those that decide who wins the midfield and more often than not who wins the game. Combative, agressive midfield player is necessary to win those duels.

Anonymous said...

I hate when you guys post links - now the Jefferson Cup people know where the leak is and watch it be disabled in a few. Great job. I hope you enjoyed seeing the flights because they will be gone shortly.

If they go you know Jefferson cup people are on this board if it stays then they are not. MSC Kickoff people are on here for sure, that's why they keep their applied list disabled (I think back a few years).

Hey LVU mom what do you think about PAGS D1?

Anonymous said...

9:49 it was a joke, yes it is U15
10:02 PAGS D1 was unwinnable for us so we didn't participate this time
Those teams are tough
LUV your mom

Anonymous said...

U15 link. Who cares about U15?

Anonymous said...

Cool, thanks and now I will send the tournament directory a message letting him know about the open link.
Right back at you.

Anonymous said...

Some of you are clueless and way too uptight
Stop living vicariously through your daughters

Anonymous said...

Inside take is that Jeff Cup is waiting to see if F2 teams are ok with placement before revising...

Anonymous said...

As we are now 6 months into U14 year we have plenty of results in hand for all teams to be avaluated fairly.

Anonymous said...

Hoping all the girls get participation medals

Anonymous said...

Making the playoffs in a specific league is quite different than tournament seeding. Being a jets fan I can understand how the concept of playoff qualification confused you. Youre comparing apples to oranges. But if you want a football analogy how do you think the preseason NCAA ranking are compiled? You start with last years results. How do you think Spirit and Stars do their flighting? They start with last years results. And as far as games played on 8/1 at the West Chester Summer Classic(a warm up tournament at best) I'm not saying they don't count, just that they hold very little weight. For instance PF NPL beat YMS at WC but YMS turned around and beat PF NPL a couple weeks later at a major. Which do you think is more impressive to the Jeff Cup commitee? You just have to look at the flights to see I'm right.

Anonymous said...

There’s a reason that Cracker Barrel is so popular down there....

Anonymous said...

We are placed in f5 and when we win we will post on our website that we won the prestigious Jeff cup..

Anonymous said...

Relax 10:48, I am sure they will have cool participation medals, and gas is pretty cheap these days, so go-for-it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks 10:55, the team is chartering a G6 bc we will win the Powerball . That and we can contribute to the carbon footprint by flying over your beloved NJ

Anonymous said...

Looks like PDA is in every championship flight in age group that is attending...
Makes you understand why girls want to be there - but maybe not their parents.

Anonymous said...

Sorry 11:22
Updated flights coming soon...word is Penn United taking PDA's place

Anonymous said...

I could care less, I have a u13 and u16. How are you guys doing at those age groups. I'm just here because our blogs have no action.

Anonymous said...

11:33
Our U13 and U16 are very competitive but our U14 are doing excellent with a great coach no matter what the PU haters may say

Anonymous said...

11:33 Because this age group of U14's is the most critically impacted group due to the BYC and possibility of DA. All other age groups are just waiting to see what will happen amongst their club.

Anonymous said...

Small elite clubs like PU will most likely not follow the BYC strictly and keep the teams as is with multiple players playing up. Truth is we don't have the player pool to draw from

Anonymous said...

I have never seen them play at 13 or 16 and never heard of the club.

Anonymous said...

Their style of play is very P and U

Anonymous said...

11:57
New here...Physical and Unparalleled?
Never heard of them either

Anonymous said...

So we played you and beat you 11:57?

Anonymous said...

11:54 if you're not from PA, you'll be fine

Anonymous said...

Yes. We are hoping to get into the Jeff cup bottom flight. We are pending invite, hope to see you again in March.

Anonymous said...

Such lofty goals 12:13

Anonymous said...

Other than the top two flights, all others are the same.

Anonymous said...

12:32
What are you talking about? Nothing will most likely change, if at all, until after convention this week

Anonymous said...

Again your analagy of how preseason tournaments are seeded which have no current year form to go on is completely innapropriate in this case. The point is Jeff Cup is a March Tournament, and there is a full fall season and 6 months of tournament results at the CURRENT U14 YEAR to use for evaluating teams current year form at U14. In this case the problems of seeding a presason tournament do not apply at all. You use preseason college basketball tournaments as an example, but in this case you would have to argue that next month when they start to seed the conference tournaments they will use last seasons Big Ten standing as a basis for seeding in addition to the current seasons final regular season finish.

Anonymous said...

12:42
Early acceptances started last July
Now where's your argument?

Anonymous said...

I think crush is pretty upset being so far down because they are number one in their league. Although they haven't done well in any tournament in last three years. GS4 life made the argument above.

Anonymous said...

8:53's daughter must be a very very good player who was never invited or was just cut very very fast.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting chats. Going back to NJ teams, Boca has beat SJEB, PDA Shore twice. TSF, HFC READY '01, Ramapo, PIPELINE BLACK, FC Copa few times. RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA, GPS. They have to be equal at the very least with the teams they beat in the last 6 months, and they are listed above. They simply fly under the radar, then when Boca plays a great team PDA North, PL, 1776 they get blown away. But with the above teams they handled pretty well with shut outs to boot. Hulmeville I think they tied. PDA shore has to start winning, and how could TSF lose to Boca. Jeff cup is chance for all of the above NJ teams to prove what worth for spring.

Anonymous said...

I thought we were talking about seeding flights, not acceptances. With 10 flights I think acceptances are a non-starter for teams on this site that are worrying about which of the top flights they are in. You are really reaching now my firend.

Anonymous said...

All teams should be F1, not fair

Anonymous said...

We will be at Manhattan. I hope someone else is dumb enough to sign up.

Anonymous said...

Good warmup for Jeff Cup or aren't you going to Jeff? 1:52

Anonymous said...

Ultimate Cup is the place to be. I hear Jeff flights will finalize after this...

Anonymous said...

Does anyone still do Futsal during the winter for this age group?

Anonymous said...

Futsal is awesome
LVU mom

Anonymous said...

I gather they had to do Manhattan early this year not to conflict with others? March 6th is so early.

Anonymous said...

Some high lights for an article I read

College soccer has to change in order to stay relevant.

Extend the season's length not in terms of games, but in terms of when and how the games are played, and how often teams are allowed to practice.

From August until November, but then there'd be a spring season that goes from March until May. Training days would also increase by almost 10 percent (132 to 144), while the NCAA's liberal substitution policies would be curbed.

Spreading the same number of games out over seven months instead of four would be less taxing on the players physically and, many have argued, better academically as well.

It would also allow for more nuance and variety in the type of player that succeeds in the amateur ranks. While MLS has entered an era of genius No. 10s and goal-scoring wingers, the college game STILL largely emphasizes, well, being LARGE. "Look at how many of these players are the same," explained a USL coach this weekend, referring to the Combine invitees. "You see this defender every year. This year there are three of him, and last year there were six. You see this forward. You see this guy who can run, but what else can he do?"

Stanford's Eric Verso and Maryland's Tsubasa Endoh – are skillful thinkers first and foremost. But by and large, MLS teams are getting those types of players from their own academies or overseas scouting rather than via the college route.

"Until the college game changes, that's always going to be the case. These guys are good, but are any of them going to start over Mauro Diaz? Over Federico Higuain? Over Kaka?" an MLS coach offered, with a laugh. "The college game doesn't prepare them for that, and I'm not sure it ever really will.

"It could get better, though, and it should. You don't need to be Kaka to be a good player."

The MLS academy system has changed the way creative, skillful players get into the league. Just about every team out there has at least one or two guys that they can point to as a potential No. 10 of the future, and many of them have skipped the college route to sign Homegrown deals, then cut their teeth in USL.

That's the path for playmakers. The path for central defenders and fullbacks has been a little bit different.

If there's a worry, it's that defenders in college aren't often asked to carry the ball forward or initiate strings of possession by playing through the midfield. There's still a lot of long ball and a lot of running.

Anonymous said...

"I hear Jeff flights will finalize after this"

After what?

Should be close. Showcase weekend flights are seemingly set.

Anonymous said...

Already spring season of 20 training sessions and 5 days of games allowed. College Teams usually play a round robin with 2 other colleges, normally on 1 or 2 dates they host 2 other college teams and 3 or 4 away for each of 5 game dates in spring. Number of training sessions(20) is same as football team is allowed to have in spring.

Anonymous said...

You know what I love about Futsal, it changes your ideas about who the best players are on your team for certain positions. You start going, maybe I should have this kid at Center Mid who is a great passer and shows creativity over the kid who I have there who is as technical, bigger, and faster but lacks creativity. Great game for defenders as well, because they are forced to be technical, and make quick decisions

Anonymous said...

1:24

That comment at 12:44 re: early acceptances wasn't from me. It does show Jeff will use last years results for early acceptances for top teams but I know thats not what you are argueing.

To see that Jeff is considering last years results you just need to look at 3 teams. Start with Calvert. This fall they came in 5th in their League, and have a tournament record of 0-5-6. GD -7. And some of those teams they couldn't beat, especially in league play were mediocre at best. Yet Jeff has them F2. Why? Because last spring they came in 2nd in their league to the F1 NJ Wildcats, were finalists in 2 decent tournaments, and at least didn't get blown out in any games at Jeff unlike a few other F1 teams.

Then look at Ajax. Their tournament record this fall is 1-4-1 GD -11. Multiple blowouts. Yet still get flighted F2. Sure they are currently #1 in their league, but seeing how Jeff flighted the rest of the NE NPL it doesn't appear they have much respect for the league. So why are they F2?, because they were a finalist in F2 at last years Jeff Cup.

And then theres FC Frederick, Fall tournament record of 1-7-1 GD -7. They are F2 for one reason and one reason only, they won the region LAST YEAR.

You seem to think there is some rule that nothing prior to this fall can be considered when flighting teams, but that just doesn't seem to be the case. Tell me are you happy with your teams placement? Or do you think they got passed over for a team that didn't have as good of a fall season and you find it unfair?

Anonymous said...

Can someone please post the latest flights for Jeffson (not the link). Just post the latest flights.

Anonymous said...

Your u13 Jefferson Champions and their >>> u14 flight.

FC VIRGINIA ECNL 01 (VA) F1 >>> F1
WORLD CLASS FC '01 ECNL (NYE) F2 >>> F3
DISCOVERIES SC 01 LADY GOLD PREMIER (SC) F4 >>> F7
STORM SSA 01 GIRLS BLACK (SC) F5 >>> F6
UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS BLACK (PAE) F7 >>> F5
PDA SHORE FUSION (NJ) F8 >>> F9
TSF ACADEMY 01/02G (NJ) F9 >>> F4

Anonymous said...

PDA Ajax is F3 can't ask for much more of a drop then that for a team that was F1 at Bethesda and Spirit.
I do agree with your points on Calvert though, they are in that flight on rep as a F1 team in past years.

Anonymous said...

You are also incorrect on Calvert they are also F3.Since they dropped those 2 teams 2 flights that is showng they took this current U14 years poor results very seriously.

Anonymous said...

Guess they haven't given either Ajax or Calvert much credit for where they were flighted at U13 after all.
I have to agree with you on Frederick as their performance at Regionals is the only strong result on their record.

Anonymous said...

I believe both Elite Orange and Elite Black are to both be considered F2 divisions. Therefore Calvert, Ajax and Frederick are all F2.

Anonymous said...

Sort of like how FC Stars has Premiership Blue and Premiership White but both are considered F1.

Anonymous said...

No

they are not

Anonymous said...

Pennsylvania US Club State Cup 2016
1. Southampton SA Orange Crush

Eastern Pennsylvania State Cup (NCS)
1. Ukrainian Nationals Blasters Black
2. Yardley Makefield Soccer YMS Banshees

------------------------------------
New York US Club Cup
1. Asphalt Green Wave FC Arsenal
2. Atletico FC G 01
3. FC Westchester 02 White
4. FCLI Alliance G01
5. Hauppague SC Hot Shotz
6. HBC SC Sparks
7. LaGrange SC Rage
8. Levittown SC Supersonics
9. Manhattan SC G01 Pride
10. Massapequa SC Lil Rowdies
11. New Hyde Park Wildcats SC Lady Jaguars
12. New Rochelle FC RT Premier
13. New York SC G01
14. Quickstrike FC Elite 02s
15. Ramapo Valley SC Tornados 02
16. SABA Brooklyn City
*******Eliminated**************
17. Ramapo Valley Soccer Club Tornados '02
18. Silver Lake Soccer Academy Storm
19. FCLI United G01
20. Manhattan Soccer Club G'01 Pride
21. Clarkstown SC 2002 White
22. Rye Youth Soccer Rapids
23. Hauppauge Soccer Club Hot Shotz
24. Perfect Touch Soccer Academy G01-02
25. Downtown United Soccer Club GU14 White
26. Levittown Soccer Club Supersonics
27. Albertson Soccer Club Fury 01
28. Albertson Soccer Club Lightning
29. New Hyde Park Wildcats Soccer Club Lady Jaguars
30. FC South Shore FC South Shore 01-02
31. FC Westchester FCWE 02 Navy
32. New Rochelle Football Club RT Premier
33. Commack Soccer League SUSA Commack FC Barracudas
34. SC Gjoa Raiders
35. FCLI Alliance G01
35. Nirvana Intensity
37. OGRCC Greenwich United Morgan
38. LaGrange Soccer Club Rage
39. North Babylon Patriot Soccer Club Pride/Score F.C.
40. White Plains Youth SA United 01

East New York State Cup (NCS)
1. Perfect Touch SA G01-02
2. Shrub Oak Athletic Club Girls United
3. West Islip Wildcats

-----------------------------------
New Jersey State Cup (NCS)
1. NJCSA ELITE (Champion)
*******Eliminated**************
2. FC COPA ACADEMY G01 NPL LIMA
3. FREEHOLD SL FREEDOM
4. MEDFORD STRIKERS SOUL
5. MOUNT LAUREL UNITED FURY
6. NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL
7. NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL
8. SDFC SAMBA
9. STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01
10. WESTFIELD SA FC PREMIER COLOCCINI
11. GPS NJ FLASH U14G ELITE
12. REAL NJSC SOUNDERS
13. SJEB '01G NPL
14. HADDONFIELD SC LIGHTNING
15. NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS BLUE
16. NJ WILDCATS GALAXY
17. THISTLE COMETS (NJ)

New Jersey US Club Cup
1. Battle of Monmouth SC Lady Revolution
2. CTR MSA Comets Blue
3. Denville Premier Soccer Lightning
4. Edison United SA Lightning Bolts
5. FC SPORTIKA Solo
6. Freehold SL Freedom
7. GPS NJ Central U14G
8. Jersey Shore BOCA Jr FC Fusion
9. Jersey United Soccer Spartans 01/02G NPL
10. Medford Strikers Soccer Club Soul
11. Mercer FC Spurs
12. Monroe Township SC NJM Elite
13. New Jersey Rush 01 Girls Blue
14. NJ Crush FC Tsunami
15. NJ Elite Fusion
16. NJ Stallions Academy
17. NJ Wildcats Averbuch-NPL
18. PDA Shore Fusion
19. PDA Ajax
20. Princeton SA IGFA 01-02 NPL
21. Randolph SC Storm
22. Real Sounders
23. SDFC Samba
24. SJEB '01G NPL
25. STA Morris United 01
26. STA Morris United NPL 01
27. TBAA Premier Strykers
28. TSF Academy 01/02G
29. Twin County SA Piranhas 01/02
30. Wall SC Wave

Anonymous said...

@6:02
I said after Ultimate Cup...

Anonymous said...

11:04

Sorry but yes they are. See below:


U14

F1 Championship

F2 Elite Orange
F2 Elite Black

F3 Superior Orange
F3 Superior Black

F4 Platinum Orange
F4 Platinum Black
F4 Platinum White

F5 Classic Orange
F5 Classic Black

F6 Premier

The name(championship, elite, etc.) denotes the flight level. The color seperates the teams into multiple but equal groups inside that flight. Not hard to figure out as many tournaments do this, I just cited one for you.

Anonymous said...

2016 Ultimate Cup (Girls Weekend)
2/27/2016-2/28/2016
U14 Teams Applied

VA NPL
#4 VSA NPL Elite 01
#7 Richmond Kickers YSC U14 G Elite 1516
#9 Richmond Strikers Soccer Club Elite
#10 FC United 01G Orange
#11 Chesterfield United FC 01G Premier

WAGS D5
#10 Northern Virginia Soccer Club Jr Majestics 01 Girls Blue

CCL
#1 BEACH FC 01G Black
#8 Potomac SA U14 White
#12 SOCA01-02GP (U14G Premier)
#15 MCLEAN 01 GREEN

EDP South D2
#1 Severna Park Black Thunder
#4 SAC Premier Blue

PAGS D1
#3 PA Classics Academy 01

CPYSL Premier D1
#2 PA Classics Premier Elite

MISC
North Union United 01F Wave
Richmond Kickers U14 G Mechanicsville
Richmond United U13 ECNL


Some free press
GS4 Life

Anonymous said...

Where did you get that list GS4 Life?

Anonymous said...

I’ve had it with this stupid flighting process, I am taking this miscarriage of justice straight to the top!

You will be hearing from President-elect Trump shorty, hope you have explanation ready Jefferson Strikers.

Anonymous said...

NPL in trouble - Jefferson Cup showing No love
Below are teams that made played at a National Event and their Flight
And the irony is the team that did the best in the lowest flight and they beat 3 of the 4 other teams head 2 head. So where are the PDA brand people now? Your best non-ecnl team is flighted below EDP D2 teams. Tell me again
GS doesn't matter and just playing showcase events matter - I guess playing F8 is worth it? Back to my point NPL getting No LOVE, but at least you have your PDA event. I'm curious to see the turnout this year now that teams know no GS points will be awarded and the PDA ECNL team doesn't even play in it. Reality Check time?

U14

F1 Championship
** NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL (NJ)

F2 Elite Orange
** FC FREDERICK '01 (MD)
F2 Elite Black

F3 Superior Orange
F3 Superior Black
** STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01 (NJ)

F4 Platinum Orange
** FC VIRGINIA UNITED 01 ELITE (VA)
F4 Platinum Black
F4 Platinum White
** PDA NORTH NPL DRAGONS (NJ)

F5 Classic Orange
F5 Classic Black

F6 Premier

Anonymous said...

NPL and ECNL are fading away...

Anonymous said...

LOL ok...

Anonymous said...

Quick question is Jeff Cup losing credibility as a tournament at the older ages seems like the college coaching list get's smaller and smaller each year, just look at the list of College coaches attending thus far for U15+ age groups. I see 10 D1 schools only. Maybe there is truth to ECNL/NPL/Disney and other Showcases v. a tournament for GS points.

Anonymous said...

Chill, baby

All about PROCESS

Anonymous said...

Jeff cup is a pain to get to from the north. The airport is small and expensive, the drive is horrible, the hotels are overcrowded and far away and the fields are usually in bad shape. We are going this year and I wish we were not. Many people think it's so prestigious, it's not. I can't belive there are u10 and 11 teams from NJ going to this, sad.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Jeff cup ain't what it used to be. Year after year of terrible field conditions, teams playing in ponds, freezing cold, etc. Not to mention the joy of I95 on a Sunday to get home for many. It's easy to see why teams are looking elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

All about rankings. For some reason Jeff Cup has remained between #2 and #4 GS Rank for U14-18 girls

Anonymous said...

I would have preferred to stay home and wait for PDA. I think because our club doesn't want to support PDA, we have to go to Jeff - year after year. We also do stars, but this year we won't because of high school - but that was easy drive. As the girls get older, I wish we had done PDA for years and then be able to get into their showcase event at a decent level due to years of support. To late I guess - live and learn.

Anonymous said...

Very relieved to be doing other events. Never enjoyed Jeff Cup and agreed it is the absolute worse drive home! I will happily enjoy score updates from those attending :)

Anonymous said...

Sorry you weren't accepted 1:04

Anonymous said...

Please you pay the funds Jeff cup accepts only at U15+ do they really push back on teams participating.

Anonymous said...

Not true 1:35
I can give you the name of a pissed off coach to call...but I won't

Anonymous said...

...unless of course you want to start a 12th flight...

Anonymous said...

Not the case 1:19. Just going a different route thankfully. Good luck to your team though.

Anonymous said...

Can't remember more miserable weather/field conditions than last year at Jefferson Cup. It was more a game of slip and slide than soccer. Just ugly to play in not to mention it makes it anyone's game as technical skill goes out the window.

Anonymous said...

140 If we did not receive the funds by the time accepted team list is publish than that is the main reason why teams get rejected as we always try to find a place to play at the youth levels.

Anonymous said...

Although the conditions were horrible at Jeff, it was a lesson learned for the players. Learning how to adhere to the conditions and perform is still a part of the game. Teams and players that adjusted the quickest to the conditions had an advantage, especially on that first day. Its an outdoor sport that rarely gets cancelled and cancellations will even happen less as they get older. Learning to play in adverse conditions is just like learning other skills of the game.

Anonymous said...

4:09 -

Nice try.

Anonymous said...

Yes and while the host club, the hotel and my gas stations appreciated that lesson .... I can't say I did.

Anonymous said...

4:09 I agree - this is why I tell my daughter to always have a different type of cleat with her at all times to deal with the surface, temp and the elements that's another story. great point.

4:24 what are you talking about? Nice try what? Like what he said isn't true my daughter played an entire game in cold rain last year - if you don't block that out I don't care how good you are you become a problem and we are asking 13/14 year old girls to do this.

Anonymous said...

4:52 So the biggest question is as we move to the U15+ years is Jeff Cup worth the hassle going forward after this year. If the conditions and fields are not up to par why would you want your daughter in those conditions to showcase. I personally wouldn't. I agree players adapt to conditions but come on why put your child in a situation where the possibility to succeed in front of a university coach to impress is reduced.

Would you let your child take a driving test in the snow, NO you wait for a nicer day so they can pass correct?

Anonymous said...

5:00 Do college coaches watch their players play in the rain and snow? Or do they say "its too rainy to play today"? There are a lot less fouls called at 17U and 18U showcases because coaches want to see which players are mentally tough and can deal with adversity. Playing in adverse conditions takes similar mental toughness, which coaches also want to see.

Anonymous said...

5:00 If i had to pick 4 showcase events next season, I would go with the below 4 and my check book would take a huge hit.

1. CASL
2. Disney or NPL Showcase if I'm an NPL team
3. PDA Showcase
4. Surf Cup

Anonymous said...

2013 Women's Final between UCLA and Florida, which UCLA won in overtime 1-0. Played in blowing rain and game time temperature was 35 degrees. So yeah, handling the situation in front of coaches is kind of important.

Anonymous said...

Thinking back on our game played last year at the worst point during that weather was nothing but UGLY. Couldn't pass, use technical skill, and girls were on the ground non stop. What can you evaluate with that??? Most of these games are NOT on turf keep in mind.

Anonymous said...

Ok we understand conditions plays a big part of toughness on a player, but I do agree with 5:00pm. If I had a choice to put my daughter in a successful environment to get notice I would also choose 521's list of showcases as all 4 of those have good field conditions.

Let's say Coach A,B,& C wants to come watch your daughter play and you know the field conditions at Jeff Cup are gonna be bad would you want that, I'd rather wait until I know conditions are better. Plus I think someone brough it up how come such a short list of coaches attending this Jeff Cup?

Anonymous said...

because it's lost and continues to lose credibility as someone else mentioned earlier.

Anonymous said...

Yeah those 13 year olds need to get mentally tough and remember to bring all their different length cleats. Whatever.

Anonymous said...

4:54 see 5:46 comment. Perfect summary.

Anonymous said...

I have spoken to more than one college scout at showcase events and all of those I've spoken with agree that it is very hard to evaluate players in bad field or weather conditions. Contrary to some other posts they do not use this to identify those players who are able to adapt. Instead they have all said that it's really useless to try. This includes games I've seen on fields with poor maintenance, games in rain and games in high winds. Full disclosure, I'm referring to about 6-8 scouts. I'm not trying to pick a fight. Just letting the board know what I have heard.

Anonymous said...

6:11 So those coaches only go to games where the fields are in great condition and the weather is always sunny and warm. Funny, the last showcase at the NJ Sodfarm was a wet muddy mess where it rained all weekend. Yet there was all those college coaches in their coaching area near the team sideline at all the different games. Anywhere from 5 to 8 coaches on fields that were horribly wet with players slipping constantly and water flying everywhere. What the hell were all those coaches doing there? Didn't they know players can't show their skillset when the fields are bad? Are your "scouts" names Larry, Moe and Curly? You really ought to stop going on hearsay and try being at one of the showcases with your kid. I have a junior and out of four fall showcases, the weather was bad at to of them. Coaches were still there.

Anonymous said...

7:40

Can you read well?

Anonymous said...

1. The u15 board said their flights changed a little. So updates are still being made - we are talking about flights that are not final since they haven't been published. But it is fun and it has talking Jefferson now for days.

2. It still early college coaches still have two months to register.
Below is the current list of D1 Colleges Attending.

Canisius College
Columbia University
Davidson College
Delaware State University
Drexel University
Howard University
Iona College
St. John's University - New York
St. Peter's University
Troy University
United States Naval Academy

Anonymous said...

Where are the big name D1's?

Anonymous said...

I'm kidding!!! Just stirring away. I'm sure the weekend will be warm and sunny and full of D1 coaches ready to recruit a bunch of your youngsters. I personally will be rooting for all division underdogs because it's more interesting that way. So who are the underdogs?

Anonymous said...

8:41 Its good to see that you do have some knowledge you can apply. To bad it does not pertain to soccer. I promise I will reread before posting, but only if you don't post about soccer. My 5 or 6 scouts tell me your an idiot.

Anonymous said...

F1 bracket underdogs

BRYC or FLORIDA
PENN LEGACY or NJ WILDCATS

Ultimate underdog will be winner of PENN LEGACY vs WILDCATS match




Anonymous said...

Using Youth Soccer Rankings the flights would look like this.
Still off because they still have duplicates, I think the CCL & VA NPL teams are dupes also

F1
#8 EAST MEADOW ECNL HOTSHOTZ (NYE)
#10 FC VIRGINIA ECNL U14 (VA)
#22 PDA STORM ECNL (NJ)
#32 FLORIDA ELITE 01/02 ELITE (FL)
#42 PENN LEGACY 01 BLACK F14 (PAE)
#45 CASL 01 ECNL (NC)
#57 BETHESDA SC ECNL EXPRESS (MD)
#58 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL (NJ)

F2
#63 BRYC 01 ELITE (VA)
#67 OAKWOOD SC (CT)
#70 *** PDA AJAX (NJ) + #85
#74 *** WORLD CLASS FC '01 ECNL (NYE) +198
#86 CFC CONNECTICUT FC ECNL U14 (CT)
#96 MARYLAND UNITED FC 01-ECNL (MD)
#100 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS (PAE)
#109 1776 UNITED FC XTREME (PAE)

F3
#112 ISA ATLETICO 01/02 NPL (NYE)
#114 ALBERTSON FURY U14 ECNL (NYE)
#115 PA CLASSICS ACADEMY 01 (PAE)
#127 FC STARS OF MASS WEST UNITED 01/02 (MA)
#131 FC FREDERICK '01 (MD)
#136 *** PDA NORTH NPL DRAGONS (NJ) +244
#138 NSA TWISTERS (IL)
#139 FC BOSTON BBA NORTH U14 ELITE (MA)

F4
#144 PWSI COURAGE 01G RED (VA)
#159 CAROLINA ELITE SA 01G ECNL (SC)
#175 STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 01 (NJ)
#176 *** FC VIRGINIA UNITED 01 ELITE (VA) +256
#178 *** YMS BANSHEES (PAE) +184
#179 ATLANTA FIRE UNITED G02 ELITE BLACK (GA)
#181 BEADLING SC BEADLING ELITE (PAW)
#185 CALVERT CREW WHITE (MD)

F5
#186 NEW JERSEY RUSH 01 GIRLS BLUE (NJ)
#192 FC CAROLINA ALLIANCE GREEN (NC)
#199 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI 01 NPL (NJ)
#209 STORM 01 GIRLS BLACK (SC)
#223 PENN UNITED FORCE '01 (PAE)
#224 NORTH ATLANTA SA G20 - ELITE (GA)
#232 UNITED MOUNT PLEASANT USA/MP 20 PREMIER (SC)
#238 HMMS EAGLE FC 01 SPIRIT (PAE)

F6
#241 WEST FLORIDA FLAMES 01G ELITE PASCO (FL)
#247 *** HULMEVILLE SC DYNAMO (PAE) +414
#249 GPS-MA NPL GIRLS 01/02 (MA)
#250 NJ WILDCATS GALAXY (NJ)
#251 NEW YORK SC G01 (NYE)
#255 KNOXVILLE FC KFC CRUSH '02 CELTIC (TN)
#260 VIRGINIA RUSH ELITE 01G (VA)
#261 DISCOVERIES SC 01 LADY GOLD PREMIER (SC)

F7
#263 SOUTH CENTRAL PREMIER SPIRIT (CT)
#268 *** VICTORY EXPRESS SC PLATINUM U14 (PAW) +834
#274 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)
#304 HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD)
#308 REAL NJSC SOUNDERS (NJ)
#309 CONNECTICUT FC UNITED U14 NPL (CT)
#317 SOUTH CAROLINA UNITED FC 01 GIRLS ELITE (SC)
#320 CAROLINA RAPIDS 01 BURGUNDY G (NC)

F8
#322 TSF ACADEMY 01/02G (NJ)
#323 RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA (PAE)
#324 UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS BLACK (PAE)
#332 MCLEAN U14 GIRLS ECNL (VA)
#337 BEACH FC 01G RED (VA)
#340 RICHMOND UNITED ECNL U14 (VA)
#341 HFC READY '01 (PAE)
#362 PDA SHORE FUSION (NJ)

F9
#368 LAKE NORMAN SC 01 ECLIPSE BLUE (NC)
#372 CONTINENTAL FC DELCO ECNL '01 (PAE)
#373 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION (NJ)
#374 MASSAPEQUA NPL LIL' ROWDIES (NYE)
#385 HBC SPARK (NYE)
#387 FC BOSTON BBA GU14 NPL (MA)
#391 CASL 01 LADIES RED (NC)
#404 EAST MEADOW NPL SMITHTOWN STARS (NYE)

F10
#433 TAMPA BAY UNITED PREMIER GIRLS 01 (FL)
#452 PIPELINE BLACK (MD)
#453 FC STARS OF MASS NPL (MA)
#466 RAMAPO VALLEY SC TORNADOS '02 (NYE)
#525 WORLD CLASS FC '01HAMM NPL (NYE)
#541 DMS SOCCER GU14 ACADEMY (NYW)
#565 SEVERNA PARK BLACK THUNDER (MD)
#628 CYA 01G COUGARS (VA)

F11
#635 LOUDOUN 01G RED (VA)
#678 ARLINGTON SA SAMBA RED (VA)
#723 CASL 01 LADIES BLACK (NC)
#790 FC COPA ACADEMY G01 NPL LIMA (NJ)
#1252 ALBERTSON FURY U14 NPL (NYE)
#1271 RICHMOND STRIKERS U14 ELITE (VA)
#1279 PDA FLORIDA GIRLS BLUE 01-02 (FL)
#1349 RICHMOND KICKERS U14G ELITE (VA)

Anonymous said...

Meaningless.

Anonymous said...

pa guys, who is the team to beat in Philadelphia this weekend. I never heard of these teamsI assume most from Pennsylvania?

Anonymous said...

Of course it is 11:31 but it is fun the look at as a fan of my daughter's team or not fun like it isn't for you. I don't understand why this or GS or any other ranking system is so taboo? The girls train then they play why does everything have to be so"business". What's wrong with a little fun, I kind of like these rankings all about the results

Anonymous said...

7:38
Assuming you're talking Futsal...DCFA Cruzeiro from MD

Anonymous said...

Woohoo, we just moved up 3 flights in the meaningless post, time to pop the champagne!

Anonymous said...

Everybody knows the big event is in that crappy ghost town Wildwood. Coldest freaking weekend in history last year.

Anonymous said...

11:13, can you please do those flights using Got Soccer points, I think we might go up a few more flights, in which case its a case of champagne....

Anonymous said...

7:56 must be PDA Ajax mom
7:58 winter beach blast?

Anonymous said...

DC Cruzeiro is FCV no?

Anonymous said...

DCFA Cruzeiro
Rodney Armero Millersville, MD
Color: blue/blue

Anonymous said...

Youth Soccer Rankings USA

The rankings are based solely on team results. Every goal in every game is considered when calculating the ranking of each team. Each team is assigned a score that is measured in goals. To predict the goal difference when two teams play each other simply subtract the score of one team from the score of the other.
The problem ist he Duplicate accounts for me.

However let's test it with the last major Bethesda Premier Cup Girls - 2015

F1
35.56 PENN FUSION SA '01G ECNL (PAE)
35.06 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH-NPL (NJ)
They say this game should be decided by 0.5 goals for PF the actual score was PF by 3-1

F2
33.70 YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER (PAE)
33.19 PENN FUSION SA '01G NPL (PAE)
They say this game should be decided by 0.51 goals for YMS the actual score wasYMS by 4-3

F3
34.66 EUSA EMPIRE UNITED ROCHESTER (NYW) - 3
33.06 NJCSA ELITE (NJ) - 0
They say this game should be decided by 1.60 goals for EUSA the actual score wasYMC by 3-0

F4
34.41 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU (PAE)
32.75 DAVIDSONVILLE DYNAMITE (MD)
They say this game should be decided by 1.66 goals for LVU the actual score was LVU by 4-1

F5
32.07 SEVERNA PARK BLACK THUNDER (MD)
33.69 BEADLING SC BEADLING ELITE (PAW)
They say this game should be decided by 1.62 goals for Beading the actual score was Beading by 1-0

They were a perfect 5-0 using the finals

Try it out at the next tournament - very interesting.

Anonymous said...

An interesting thing to look at would be to take the differential in ysr rankings and got soccer to see what clubs are good atbgaming got soccer.

Anonymous said...

9:34

Pretty much anyone who sees the way you write would consider it irony that you are calling another human being an idiot.

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Anonymous said...

3:43 How about not wasting space on this blog regarding spelling and grammar? Nobody cares but you and the Spell Check Nazi.

Anonymous said...

Top 2016 brackets to be released at NSCAA Convention
Continuing an annual tradition, the Richmond Strikers will release the top brackets for the 2016 Jefferson Cup at the NSCAA Convention in Baltimore, Md.

Top brackets for the 2016 Jefferson Cup will also be announced throughout the day on Friday via social media. Follow @JeffersonCup on Twitter and Jeffcup on Instagram for live updates.

Anonymous said...

DCFA is Futsal Academy from Maryland, they lost last year in Finals of Wildwood. I would say they will win Atlantic Regional this weekend.

Anonymous said...

I will give you a perfect example of how Futsal can help a player improve. My kids team lost a tournament final to a team that had a girl on it that I remember from Wildwood. I vividly remember her and NT player from PDA, at that tournament, and thinking to myself, damn hope we get to see her on the big field. Well, the girls clashed, and guess who was the absolutely best player on the field? Yep, her, so for anyone that says Futsal is not soccer, or it doesn’t improve anything, you are so freaking wrong.

Anonymous said...

While Futsal can be a great format to enhance foot skills and quick two touch passing,- Way too often, this game highlights a players deficient technique on the ball. Players who have been taught the specific intricacies of a particular skill will get better at it from playing Futsal However, So many players who have been taught skill by their coaches have been taught incorrectly. and because a child only does what they been taught , they bring this incorrect technique to the Futsal game.

In these instance the Futsal game anchors bad technique rather than help girls improve in tight spaces.

So while I agree that Futsal can further a girl with great technique, it can do more harm than good for those players that have been taught incorrectly in the first place.

And you would be surprised at the large percentage of girls on the Futsal court that have been taught bad technique.


Soccer Nut


Anonymous said...

So as a coach, use futsal to see who is playing badly? Futsal play is the basic cornerstone to soccer on the big field...can't play futsal, quit the game...

Anonymous said...

Except for some NJ posts, the blogs are looking better...keep it up!
Spell Check Nazi

Anonymous said...

Spell Check Nazi = Trump supporter.

Anonymous said...

9:53


Sure , but more often than not, the coach that brings their girls to a futsal game are the very same coaches that taught the girl bad technique in the first place.

I have no issues with futsal, it is a tool but futsal is no magic bulllet for players that are either lacking the foundation ,or worse-the foundation has been built incorrectly in the first place.


Soccer Nut

Anonymous said...

I agree Soccer Nut, and I am not surprised. If only you could see, what I have seen with these eyes. However, I wholeheartedly applaud the girls and parents that are at least trying to match the rest of the world, its something. Our team is divided on the subject, less than 10 from the team decided to take extra Futsal training offered by the club, and very unfortunately, the players that need it the most have opted out.

I think of Futsal as extra winter training, a weekly session to augment the regular winter practices. No more, and no less. Its not for everyone, but it can teach, and that is where they should be, learning, day after day, play after play, serious soccer coming up next year.

Donald J. Trump

Anonymous said...

10:07
Make sure you keep it fair...everyone should have equal chance and more importantly...outcome, at any taxpayer costs!

Bernie Che Sanders

Anonymous said...

Hey, have you guys see any Canadian soccer? Pretty good if you ask me.

T. Cruz

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