11:43 good word for them(9:43 ridiculous and irrational hatred and criticism).It is caused by a few factors.1 - yes some of the area clubs are just trying to throw stones as they want to be where they are.2 - Yes, of course being in the top brackets matter. that is the flights the college coaches will be watching in the next 2-3 years at U15-U16. Those coaches are not going to look at how many ties you have in tournament play. If you are playing in the top flight and playing competitive games then they are going to look for the best players who can help their programs WIN.
College coaches are not looking at these tournaments at U13 my friend. That has always been the point. Trying to manipulate the system now, because you can, to get into these top brackets is what will prevent the development to the next level to get into these top brackets when it counts. You are so blinded by the present. Just look at the top brackets in the top recruited tournaments for U15-16. Do you see your club represented?? That is the question you need to ask.
No one said they are looking now at u13.But the teams there in the top flight now who continue to play competitively at that level will remain in those flights.You are looking at older ages where the teams from wildcats were never at the level of the current U13 Team and were certainly not playing in top flights of WAGS Cup, Bethesda or Jeff Cup at U13..The current U13 team has set its own mark.Isn't that what you fear most?A change in the statues quo in this age group.You cannot count on things being the same as last year or the year before as youth soccer has always been an environment with changes happening every few years.
Sorry.... What success at the top brackets have they had again? Zero. You still do not see it. The only reason you are in the top bracket now is by manipulating the GS points in a crappy league..... You will not be able to do that later on. Good luck with that plan.
Does anyone know when the schedules for the region 1 champions league will be out?
There is always one outlier from a "b" club at every age group that performs at the top level. At this age group it is the Wildcats. At other age groups it is another team. Give them credit for what they have accomplished. Hopefully for their girls they keep it up. But let's not say there is some kind of "shift" from the PDA and MF teams. The Wildcats are only this age groups outlier. But good for them.
What about Penn Legacy? Can we say this age group maybe has deeper talent then other age groups?
Since 11:43PM made it clear that the PA guys were not part of the Wildcat conversation in the past, there will be no such designation for Penn Legacy. You have to be part of this site for at least 2 years before you can be discussed as an outlier. Sorry.
OK, so lets seed the top 8 for New Jersey CupGive is 4 (1-4) for the top of the bracket and 4 for the bottom. - Thus #3s are 5 and 6 best, 4s are 7th and 8th.....- and yeah, I know they dont do it this way
I'll put Wildcats ahead of STA for now, despite current ranksThus the #1s are Match Fit - NE NPL and WildcatsThe #2s are STA and Crush#3s will be PDA Ajax and PDA Dragons#4s are TSF and NJCSA GalaxyQuarterfinals are thus (barring upsets):Match Fit (NJX) vs NJCSASTA vs PDA DragonsWildcats vs TSFCrush vs PDA Ajax- pretty good event
Totally impartial just using GS straight up.1 STA Morris United NPL 0110 Jersey Shore BOCA Jr FC Fusion New Jersey11 Manalapan Soccer Club Manalapan Dynamite18 New Jersey Rush 01 Girls Grey19 Jersey Premier Soccer Flash27 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI WHITE2 NJ Wildcats Averbuch9 TSF Academy 01/02G12 New Jersey Rush 01 Girls Blue17 Mercer FC Spurs20 SDFC Samba26 STA MORRIS UNITED 014 Players Development Academy Ajax7 NJ Crush FC Tsunami13 Hamilton Elite FC - Academy Avalanche16 FC Copa Academy Lima NPL21 PDA Shore Fusion24 SJEB '01G NPL5 NJCSA GALAXY6 Match Fit Academy FC North East NPL14 PDA Dragons15 Medford Strikers Soccer Club Soul22 Thistle Comets23 Match Fit Academy FC Black North
NO 10:41 It is YOU who doesn't see it.It is not GS Points that has Wildcats in top flights in every major tournament they enter(WAGS, Bethesda, Jeff Cup,Spirit,j FC Delco), if it was then why isn't STA or other highly ranked teams on GS in top flights.If you look at the GS Rankings of teams in the top fights and 2nd flights of Jeff Cup or Bethesda this fall you will see that GS rankings were often a very small part of the consideration for determining flights at these high profile showcase events. Strong teams who for whatever reason do not have alot of GS points are still in top flight based on their overall body of work.If you take the time to read the rules for Jeff Cup or other showcase events they LIST the criteria for flighting Teams and rankings are only 1 of many criteria.It is and always has been the full body of work of each team that is considered.That means league play, state cup and USYSA regionals/nationals, competitive records vs other top teams and records and flighting in other top tournaments over their recent history, as well as head to head results vs other teams in contention from their state for top flight.etc.when you have been around high level youth soccer a bit longer and acquire more experience you will not make such foolish uninformed, baseless claims.
There are certain places on the pitch that a "taller" girl is normally placed. Gk, striker, center mid (holding). Look at the USWNT. Pinoe and Heath are short as hell but have great skill. Wambach is a beast at center forward...I don't think any coach would cut them from a team because of their size. They have different skill sets they have developed around their respective sizes.
Final 4 in the spring was MF NPL (winner), PDA storm (finalist) and PDA AJAX and Dragons. Although Wildcats had a "bad" game, they should replace storm as one of the top 4. Only STA (who wasn't in the tourney) can make a claim to a top spot maybe replacing AJAX or Dragons. Next 3 are Crush, NJSCA, and TSF. I don't see it any other way.
1:32I agree with your logic but I would argue that they looked heavily at the State Cup teams from each state. How else would Crush be in the 2nd bracket. They can claim none of your argument points. That said, if Wildcats were not the SC winner they would not be in the top bracket. The Jeff Cup web site touts how many State Cup winners are in the tournament.
wildcats won state cup in november, yet were in top flight at WAGS in October as well as bethesda which set preliminary flights before state cup was decided in early november.Wildcats also were in top flight in Spirit each of last 2 years and in FC Delco last May.All but Jeff Cup were flighted before State Cup win in november.
The entire body of work for Wildcats is impressive, not just SC3 straight wins over STA, a win over Crush, PDA Storm.....Wins over the #1, 2, 3 and 7 teams in MD (The 7 being ECNL)Impressive showings vs #1 in Illinois and Virginia.Goes on and on(not a Wildcat parent)
As for Crush - defending NPL champ, impressive showing in spring EDP (5 GA in 5 games) etc
(not a Wildcat parent) but are you a Wildcat coach? Hmmmm...
I'm having trouble believing that people actually think Wildcats do not belong in the top bracket of Jeff Cup/Bethesda/WAGS.They are clearly top 3 in NJ, along with the PDA and MF pre-ECNL teams. They are the current NJ state champs. They have tied the top 2 PA teams (who also happen to be in the top Jeff Cup bracket).The order of the top three is debatable, but since PDA and MF did not apply to Jeff Cup, no debate was necessary. They chose the best NJ team available to put in the top bracket. This has nothing to do with accumulating GS points through league play. They won their league. They are competitive in the top brackets of major tournaments. This is a no brainer.
We have NJ State Futsal tournament this weekend followed by the National Futsal Regionals in Wildwood the following week (2/14 - 2/16). We all know who the team to beat is but what about others? Our friends from Long Island coming? Anyone from PA? Maryland will be there for sure & always top notch competition for us.
I think Crush is a good team but not in top 6 in NJ.
My top 10 list irregardless of GS points would go like this (I have seen all these teams play & 7 of them I have seen 3 or more times in past year or so):1- PDA Storm2- MF ECNL3- Wildcats4- MF NPL5- PDA Ajax6- NJCSA Galaxy7- PDA Dragons8- Morris STA9- Crush 10- TSFI think the top 5 are very close & argument can be made for any switching in that list but much less argument for 6-10 to crack that top 5 in my opinion. Will be interesting how this looks after Spring season & tryouts.
4:08. I cannot speak for your friends from L.I., but your pals from Westchester will be there, and if you think it will easy, well, you got another thing coming...
Good point by 1:32 on GS points and how they effect Jeff Cup decisions (very little). The PA Rage teams sits in second place with their GS points, ahead of PF. Thanks goodness Jeff official do some homework on these teams.
3:59 not the wildcats coach either.
heard a futsal club team from brasil will be there just so the team that "we know is the team to beat" can at least have one quality game.imagine the sideline for 'the team to beat"... there are so many bitter, poisoned and miserable parents. it's too bad b/c the kids are great and all (almost all) are very skilled and great players...but their parents keep getting in their way!
4:25 top 5 I feel is spot on although I feel 6-10 needs to be adjusted. Dragons need to move to 6 with STA at 7 but very fair list
I would agree with the rankings based on style of play. Any of the top 5 could beat each other on any given day. I do feel the top two will jump to next level at U14 for the style of play they are being taught and the addition of a few more of the top players who want in on the proven ECNL.Would put Dragons over Galaxy and Ajax/Dragons can flip. They are a toss up right now.
Do you really think scouts care what the scores are at top bracket games? People they are looking for individuals that can fit into their system. They could care less if the score is 10-0 or 0-10. Doesn't even have to be the top flight. It means nothing.
4:59.Where did you hear the rumor about the u13G team coming all the way from Brazil to play in the NE Regional? If that’s true, I hope my kids team gets a chance to play them! Its really not about wins/losses at this tournament, its about playing hard, being one-team, and having fun. Don’t get me wrong, I would love for my child to succeed, but sometimes success is not measured by 1st place medals.
P.S. About the miserable D_____ parents, yeah they were over the top. Maybe they have mellowed in their old age.
I have seen these teams often as well1- PDA Storm1- MF ECNL3 Wildcats (distance from top 2)4 MF NPL5 PDA Dragons (distance from 3-4 teams)6 STA7 MF Black8 PDA Ajax9 Crush
One of those top four you have listed is not going to perform quite as well as everyone thinks this year. Just saying!!!!
8:28 I will playPDA Storm- everyone seems to be talking about them often on blogWildcats would be the other teamShocking to me - MF is very quiteI would say you are referring to PDA
Nut u r on point again. The 5'4" to 5'8" window is spot on. That person is a big proponent of size, specifically height at the exclusion of skill. Even the pace analogy is being distorted. Xavi and Pirlo are 2 of the best field generals of the modern era and neither one is remotely big or sprinter fast. But touch, distribution skills, decision making capacity, vision, and movement off the ball are off the charts. The D1 womens game is a big human ping pong game in many instances and for me that's not something that should be admired or promoted. The steady decline in status of the WNT program should serve as a wakeup call. But as long as developing highly skilled, highly technical players remains the longer and more difficult path to Ws and Ls many youth coaches will look to win games with a wrecking ball approach. Plus many of these coaches are not up to the standard required at the highest level.
if not PDA StormNext would be Wildcats?My guess would be MF NPLMF ECNL is a good team, no one is claim on here they are best team. So I would not include them
9:09 I would agree MF NPL will not make semis or finals. Unless they take players from ECNL team
8:12 I like your list, I don't think PDA Storm and MF ECNL should be included in NJ top team talk anymore. We will probably not see them next year much. The will have 22 game ECNL schedule plus 2 events, playoffs and Finals.This yahoo's Top 10NJ1. NJ Wildcats (NCS State Cup Champs)2. STA (big wins this Fall)3. MF NPL4. PDA Dragons5. PDA Ajax6. NJ Crush7. NJCSA Galaxy8. NJ Rush Blue9. TSF10. Manalapan or Boca NYESame thing No WC, EM or AlbertsonHow bad did I miss this??1. NYSC2. ISA3. Atletico4. HBC Spark5. Sachem6. Hauppauge7. Manhattan8. Massapequa9. Levittown10. Kosmos NikhPAE No Penn Fusion1. Penn Legacy2. PA Classics3. 1776 United4. HMMS5. LVU6. YMS7. Ukranians8. FC Revolution9. Rage10 Peen United Force
PA list is a little off.1. Legacy2. YMS3. Classics4. 17766. Rage7. Penn United8. HMMS9. Ukranians10.FC RevolutionThere is a lot of player movement (really good players) about to happen this spring. A couple clubs are really going to drop off the map more than they already are. Rage will probably end up with FC Revolutions best players. Revolutions girls program is in shambles and on life support.
What's up with MF NPL? Did they lose any of their top players? Heard a couple of players quit.
10:46 you said a couple of teams, FC Revolution being one makes as you said Rage a better team, what others do wee need to keep an eye on? I am surprised they are not moving to ECNL team. But Rage does make sense as they play in SuperY and were in the Florida National Finals this year.11:04 Posters have been saying that for a year now. There doesn't seem to be a bunch of action in NJ. EM is the big question in NYE from what I read.
All this talk about Futsal tournaments.I wanted to look them up and couldn't find anythingNJ Finals in 4 days - no schedules posted.The Northeast Regional is in 11 days no schedules posted.same as MSC still no applied or accepted team listings tournament in 3 weeks.I hope the teams playing at least now
7:12 - For FC Rev girls to go to ECNL team that is a 1 hr drive. That takes a lot of commitment from parents. I am not sure that the girls would even make the an ECNL roster. Even CFC who could use help.Now if Penn Legacy girls decided to drive the 1 hr 15 min to an ECNL team, they would make a difference.
Rage is no longer participating in the Super Y league.
7:27, what do you want to know about Futsal?The Northeast regionals are the weekend of 2/13-2/16, and yes no schedules have been released, but why should that matter? Is your child’s team playing? If so, no need to worry, they will probably release end of the week, or not. Like I said before, our club uses futsal training as an additional supplement to winter training. It makes perfect sense, and my kid loves it.To be honest, I think it makes her a better player, it improves her fitness, her foot-skills, and her tactical awareness, its all good. As far as the NJ Indoor event, cannot speak to that since we are not from NJ, but it sounds to me more like outside soccer, played indoors, which is not futsal, its sloppy, frustrating and brutish.Cheers!
MF npl, players quit yes and players that are still there don't want to be. Didn't want to jump ship mid year. Players are also playing for the ecnl team and the npl team. Lots of anomosity. Bad bad situation. Good thing they have 4 teams to pull from. Soon it will be down to 2 teams all up north. Complete opposite of what was promised.
8:01 It doesn't matter to anyone participating - i agree - I'm not so I wanted to see if I recognized any of the teams playing - didn't know that was a crime - and trust me no worries on my end.Okay since you are promoting futsal -i'll play along - you talk up your club and futsal - so what's the difference with 5v5 indoor leagues? Don't these leagues make players better also playing with a ball they use outside having to move the ball just like in futsal, no?One last thing I like the shot a NJ, but isn't futsal futsal - NJ event or Wildwood event? Just for the record if quality teams don't show up at either event what do you have? Sloppy & frustrating?
8:14, sorry if I came across as elitist, my apologies. Unlike many of the random posts on here I am not someone that thinks his kids team is better than sliced bread. I played soccer, and I know the joy, and heart-break it provides. As far as 5 v5 vs. actual futsal, there some profound differences, which I do not have time to go through right now, but some of them are:Playing surface, its hard-rubber, so futsal players need to be super sharp, and have an expert first-touch.Tactical positioning, it you get to watch both, you will see that Futsal players position themselves differently.Player quality, overall only the best players from an outside soccer team are elected for the NE Regionals, such as the Hotshotz playing for DV Academy, NJX players playing for Dynamo, etc.Those are just 3 off the top of my head.Like I said, I am not trying to be a soccer-snob, but when I hear a club, or team is sending a futsal squad to Wildwood, its gets my attention, because I know that those girls are the best of the best from that team or club.Cheers!
Futsal guyThey are all doing similar winter trainingGirls bagging an entire winter for another sport would suffer but I think this only happens in extreme cases with the top teams
Just one player plays with both NPL and ECNL Match Fit teams - and nobody has left the NPL roster since fall
8:32, similar training, hmmm.Yes, if kicking a #5 ball around the HS gym is similar, I guess so.Who said they were only playing futsal? My point was that most players cannot even make a good futsal team, its not just soccer played indoors.P.S. Top teams?Does PDA, MF or Wildcats send teams to Wildwood? If they are such great teams, why not send a representative?
College futsal teams are popping up everywhere.... Let's please give it a rest. Good mix up in winter to train but 100% necessary? No.
Elite teams don't train in gyms anymore, pal.Futsal is great. I love the intricacies of the rules (5 foul limit, time limit for restarts, etc).
You give it a rest! And your sarcasim is not funny, well its kind of funny, but I won't give you that. All we are saying, is give futsal a chance.
I am not your pal, but I could be, if you gave me a chance, and futsal.
7:36 said "Now if Penn Legacy girls decided to drive the 1 hr 15 min to an ECNL team, they would make a difference".Do you think that is a possibility for next year?
8:14 hereI know the game is different turf vs hard floor and quick touches and passing is required.All I'm saying is that you van also have a similar outcome if you play 5v5 indoors - more touches smaller space to move ball around with a #5. Is that better or worse? To me they are both the same. No hate on futsal, actually love it played on that surface passes have to be crisp with no bounce and first touch needs to be magic. All good stuff, just said there was another option and I can see the benefits to bothPS. no need for apologies - it's all good.
Except for a few teams in nj that play futsal, it is very bad competition. Can't play kick and run but most teams still try. Lol.
9:36, good point.Let’s talk about Dynamo, who really played like an outdoor team last year in Wildwood. Did they win their bracket? Yes. Did they win their playoff game?No. Why not? Because they played against a team that trains all winter at futsal. Dynamo had big tough players that kick the hell out of the ball, but when pressed, they choked and could not recover. Still a great showing for NJ.
So are you saying skill won out over big strong kids, lol. Give me small and skilled any day. Big and strong run out of gas before the little spit fires. Here goes the topic again. But the big and strong from dynamo are going to get the scholarships, ha. Jmho
Well, they did on that day. The eventual winner, DCFA GU12 Cruzeiro was very skilled, but the Dynamo team played well, losing 3-2. no knock on them, they did their best, bravo for representing NJ. The size issue is a little different in futsal, where smaller, quicker, and more skilled players have an advantage. Look, you still need to have fitness above all else, otherwise you’re just like me in stands, a spectator.
The Futsal Guy is turning this into a marketing site for his tournament business.Give us a break dude.The Academy Teams play indoors on field turf in winter now, same surface as we play on outdoors on our home fields, not on wood in gym floors.
Once again there is no girls academies. Just saying. Get it right
Players Developement AcademyMatch Fit Academyjust saying....
10:39, does it really sound like that, if so, Hahahaha.I do not have any futsal businesses, nor am I a shill for the Wildwood Convention center, just a parent.Someone brought up the tournament, I responded with support and encouragement, what's the big deal?BTW: My daughter plays futsal because she loves soccer, not the other way around.
Did she try out fotr this particular futsal team - or is this just her main team playing futsal?thanks
11:15, good question!It's a little of both, she had to try-out, and most of the girls on the team are from her club team. However, there were a few who were not selected from her team, which was very disappointing to those players and parents, I know this, because they told me! But no, not everyone on the futsal team is from her club team.
10:54 and 11:06 Hey "Just Saying" lighten up on drinking all that KoolAid.Don't believe everything they feed you up there.You daughter is a very average athlete and will struggle to be anything more than a limited role player in the next few years on her team.
I was at my daughters u14 state tournament a few weeks ago at Rutgers.We got kicked pretty good by a smaller more skilled team. Does dynamo have a u14 team or were they playing up. Believe me, no lack of skill on that team.
8:11amNPL are not playing with NPL and ECNL. Will play strictly with NPL all spring
My daughter can't play Futsal, she's too tall...
The ECNL Graduating Class of 2015:ECNL Class of 2015: 1,357College Bound ECNL: 1,236Total # Playing Collegiate Soccer: 1,203Division I: 920Division II, DIII, NAIA: 283Not bad for approx 70 clubs Nationally.
Does anyone have statistics for any other league. That would be very telling
Yes, I have themBut you cant see them
Numbers are tellingAlmost 1/4 dont go D1?
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I would love to use some Pest Control on the PDA/MF groupies, they are hard to get rid of...
After 50 more comments the blog will be shut down. I think you all need a couple of days away.
ECNL haters just can't seem to give in. Even when the numbers glaringly prove otherwise.....
Certainly get more league games in ECNL
WOW there are 1,995 u18 teams ranked via GS. Those teams are obviously playing in tournaments for their kids. So the 70 ECNL teams represent ~4% of all the u18 teams.Congrats to all the kids that signed today ECNL or NOT
3:36, I don’t hate ECNL, but all of your tireless recruiting for the club is getting boring, please stop. Yes, we all know its considered the top female program, but that opinion varies based upon who you ask, as with all thingsP.S. I love the post from last night about separating ECNL teams from ALL others, on random state rankings. As if every one already knows that they are the top teams. That was almost supple enough, haha, good one.Cheers!
"7:36 said "Now if Penn Legacy girls decided to drive the 1 hr 15 min to an ECNL team, they would make a difference".Do you think that is a possibility for next year?February 4, 2015 at 9:25 AM"I'm not 7:36, but CFC and PF have always benefited in the past from grabbing a few Lancaster players (PL and Classics). The goal is to usually find two or three who are willing to defect so that their parents can split up the carpooling duties.We'll see how it goes. At U12, there were some disgruntled PL parents and as a result there were some PL players at PF/WCUSC tryouts. However, none defected at that time (I'm certain that at least one was offered a roster spot). Since then, PL has a new coach and picked up some new players from FC Rev and points west. And there were no PL players at last year's U13 PF pre-ECNL tryouts.I would think there is no rush for the PL players to come over to CFC or PF. Becoming a starter on CFC would not be difficult for any of the PL players, and many PL players could also start for PF as well. There is no rush to get in on the ground floor. If ECNL is indeed the way to go, it would not hurt the PL players to wait until U15 or U16 to come over.Accordingly, I would not expect much player movement from Lancaster this year.
Feel free to add to this list below are the ECNL Member Clubs from the states we talk about.29 McLean Youth Soccer24 Albertson Fury22 Maryland United FC19 FSA FC19 Match Fit Academy19 World Class FC18 Bethesda SC18 FC Stars of Massachusetts16 East Meadow Soccer Club15 Boston Breakers Academy14 PDA13 Connecticut FC13 FC Bucks13 Penn Fusion SA13 Richmond United12 FC Virginia10 Continental FC
Sorry the number represents then number of players signed
5:06 PA guy you rock. Thanks for the PA update.I also like the PA fued and when FCV, FSA and Calvert get involved to join NJ/NY more fun (for me at least)
Why are ecnl parents on here trying to sell us to bring our kids over and maybe take their spots.If it is so great you would think they would be trying to keep should a good secret so their own kids could get the benefit and exposure in 2 years.Could it be ecnl coaches are on here trying to draw us over to their tryouts?Maybe they are not so happy with their pool of players after all.If so some of you PDA parent shills better watch your backs.They are sharpening those knives for tryouts.
No secret with PDA and Match Fit that if a better girl comes along you are out. But the coaches don't need to come on here. They call the girls parents directly. How is this: "hi, Mr. Smith, this is Mike O'Neill coach of the PDA Storm. I have seen your daughter play and she would be a great addition to our team. She has the ability to start right away. Hope to see her at tryouts. Oh, did I mention, I am the head coach of the Big Ten Playing Rutgers women's soccer team. See you at tryouts. "
@ 12:39The Dynamo that won the U14 state tournament is the same team that is playing in the U13 age group. They played up 2 weeks ago.
So you are saying the ecnl salesmen are the parents? Kind of like a death wish ins't it?I think it might be coaches.
Good post by 5:06 regarding PL (and pretty accurate). There are always an unhappy parent or two on every team. But nothing silences disharmony like winning and knowing that even stronger players are coming to the next tryout. Pl was extremely fortunate to pick up four ODP players out of the five they added while not losing any. Championship League schedule out soon, should be a fun month of March.
Sorry 7:12, didn't see your question regarding teams other than FC Revs. High probability that HMMS will lose its best player or players this spring also (headed for Legacy??). Legacy has become the Borg of Lancaster/Reading soccer. Assimilating other teams best players into their program. If YMS finds a way to score more goals, they could be very, very tough. Already a big, fast team and at times plays a good possession games. Classics plays a very good and smart possession game, but will have a tough time with bigger teams (although they did beat 1776 4-0). Rage's girls program is getting much stronger now that they have a coach that is known for getting his players college looks (even one that had two knee surgeries). Great idea about multiple players going to PF and carpooling from Lancaster, questioning whether after first year is done and that new car smell wears off, if player will still want to give up almost four hours (drive and practice), three nights a week.
5:06...Only 1 player, yes offered a spot, but no..parent was not disgruntled.
So if PL and Rage are adding will they increase Roster spots or cut players?
Rage would definitely move a current player or players to B team if needed. Can't see PL adding more players as they already have at least five players on their bench. They have a B team also, so probably would do the same as Rage. Rage is not to far away from being a really solid team with solid attackers and defenders. They do need their mids to transition better though (its what hurts them). Of all the teams mentioned, I think 1776 could come out the strongest by springs end. They have learned how to score goals (only Classics and Legacy scored as much or more) and are not as defensive minded when they were playing 8v8. Plus they do seem to match up well against Legacy. Is there a reason that they would not want to become a ECNL club? Their location for playing ECNL teams would be as good if not better than PF.
9:59 help me understand something?1776 or Nether are CFC affiliates?If CFC ECNL team not that strong and 1776 is so strong why are they in a CFC uniform.let me guess they have a great coach and they are in Region1 CL which is just as good as ECNL.Some things just don't make sense to me.
Correction why are they not in cfc uniform
Only the "soccer nut would know such things, or the "PA Guy". I simply know that once they turn U13's, Nether becomes 1776 and they stay with their Pags affiliation. They do have a good coach, but might be one of the most inconsistent teams (of teams that could be a top team) of all the teams in PAGS, NPL or ECNL.
Committed yes. Committed to 10% or 15% soccer scholarships maybe. Committed academically, probably. Used car salesman, won't give you all the information. Give me the car fax!!!!!!!
Do people still really think that our girls are going to get a full ride to a college to play Soccer? They have a better chance of getting scholarship money for academics. I just want my daughter to be able to play a sport she loves for another 4 years before the real world kicks in.
2:51 "Numbers are telling. Almost 1/4 dont go D1." This is absolutely hysterical that this is posted on the blog. So the kid that works her tail off an gets an academic scholarship to play competitively at D2 or 3 is not good enough is what your saying. "Use some pest control on PDA/MF goupies". Very original. Its like in every sport, the top organizations are always hated the most because of their success. An average of 13 players per ECNL roster go D1. Another 4 go D2 and 3. PDA/MF keep up the good work in producing quality D1, 2, and 3 players.
My daughter plays for a competitor club, but we don't compete for the same player pool, we compete against each other on the field, which is where this is always settled. From an outside perspective, if I hear the team is playing against PDA, MF, WCFC, etc, I know my child will need to bring her best game. Luckily, she is blessed with great talented and is having the time of her life, and sometimes that is enough.
Yes they would rather have a ecnl bench player who does not play or a npl bench player who does not play and they too are also committed to D1? Really? Talk about kool-aid and gullable
"9:59 help me understand something?1776 or Nether are CFC affiliates?If CFC ECNL team not that strong and 1776 is so strong why are they in a CFC uniform.let me guess they have a great coach and they are in Region1 CL which is just as good as ECNL.Some things just don't make sense to me."I'm not 9:59, but the answer to your question is in your first sentence. "Nether" is a CFC affiliate. 1776, technically, is not.So what is the relationship between 1776 and Nether? Well, at least at U13 and U14, the teams are made up from 90% former Nether players. They use the same fields for games and practice as Nether. It is very accurate to say that "1776 is the old Nether team".I believe Nether does the re-branding to 1776 at U13 is an attempt to draw in those players who want to play at a high level, but who don't want to take on the level of cost and travel as the ECNL teams. Maybe grab those good players who also are serious lax or basketball players (it's very hard to play club lax and ECNL or AAU basketball and ECNL). The re-branding also helps draw in the few good players from local Delco clubs who have built up any animosity to Nether over the years: Nether is a rival local town team, but 1776 is regional team looking for the best in Delaware County. To-may-to/To-mah-to. But you get the point. By joining "1776" instead of "Nether" it let's these parents off the hook. You'd be surprised how often this is an issue.That all being said, a couple years ago the Nether/1776 coach was offered the chance to move his team en masse to CFC where he would coach it. He turned them down. (And I second the poster who said the coach is very good. One of the better ones in PA I'd say.)And this winter, CFC has reached out to some of the Nether players and invited them to come practice with them. So far there have been no defections.Someone else mentioned that 1776 may be improving their team this spring. Any idea where the new players would come from? Ukrainians? Bench players from PF? Players from the old FC Europa team that imploded? In addition to the old Nether core, the team currently has former Lower Merion, Westmont, and Hulmeville players.
Thanks 9:47 on who and what the 1776 actually is. I would imagine that players/parents not happy with their PF situation might migrate over to 1776. As long as they accept the fact that they will be playing some really bad teams in half their games. You reaffirmed Nether's coach as being very good and as being one of the top ones in PA. Penn United will be moving up this year and I think will be said of him. He is old school tough, but the girl love playing for him. He will eventually get his share of of the better Harrisburg, York and Lancaster players.
Penn United moving up to PAGS 1? So a watered down league just gets more watered down. So would girls leave PL or PA Classics to play on Penn United?
I don't think they would make that jump at this time (not the top players anyway). But as Classics was smart about their team building and didn't throw their girls to the sharks and hope they could swim, so is Penn United. They gave Legacy a good battle last year in the only game they played them. Legacy exposed their depth in the end, but this team is very well coached and has good speed were needed, and they do have a wide populated radius to draw from.
So the best player from HMMS might got to PL? How far is the drive from Mechanicsburg (HMMS) to Lancaster (PL)? Is it really that much further than the drive from Lancaster (PL) to West Chester (PF)? Google says 50 min and 60 min respectively.
Judging by the recent posts sounds like the excellent competition of the new Region 1 Champions League has started to draw players for Penn Legacy.If this Region 1 Champions League continues to draw the best of the non-ecnl teams you will see much more of this movement to those teams across the board the comp in the top flight in the U13 age group is much stronger than any of the NPL/EDP/EDL League lineups this spring season.
Whatever 12:57.P.S. Do the Amish play soccer?
12:57 - no one came to PL last yr with the hopes of playing in the region 1 champions league. No one came to PL with the hopes of playing the wildcats.
12:57 PA has arrived the top 5 teams from PAGS have moved to region 1 to play 6 other PA teams from the West and 6 teams from update NY. Yup much better than those leagues. Enjoy.Total6 (PAW)6 (NYW)5 (PAE)4 (VA)2 (NYE)1 (MA)1 (DE)1 (NJ)
"U.S. women’s youth programs will also move to birth-year specific programming in 2015. That will include playing more international youth matches, something Heinrichs said the U.S. lacks in comparison to Europe. The U.S. will host two annual youth tournaments, one of which is the upcoming U-17 tournament in Carson, Calif."Developing academies for women just around the corner.Moving to birth year.
Here is the articleAs you can see, training big tough girls with speed is just not good enough anymorehttp://equalizersoccer.com/2015/01/30/uswnt-youth-development-plans-academy-residency-ncaa-nwsl-training/#disqus_thread
If the amish played soccer 1:25, they would probably play a similar style to your team and be able to boot the ball as far as they can whenever it comes near. Not quite the same as your though as their parents probably would show at least a little class during games. To the other post regarding the drive to practice with PF. PF would be a players best option, but the drive from anywhere near Lancaster is a tough one. Your choice is either Rt. 30 which is brutal after 5:00pm or taking a longer way to the PA Turnpike and then head south off of than (tough call). Know a parent that did it and said it would often take an hour and a half one way. By the way Jersey, you guys have a great blog and you are welcome to stay at one of the many Amish bed and breakfast homes when you play in PA.
1:41 it is not just wildcats that PL will play in Region 1 champions league, also South Shore Mass, Binghampton,etc.The competition across the board is better and that will draw players to those teams to compete at that level of competition.
"how all parties come together on these plans could be one of the most interesting spaces to watch. Gulati said U.S. Soccer has a good relationship with Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), the highest level of girls youth soccer in the U.S. and a model that loosely replicates the boys’ U.S. Soccer Development Academy model."
“I used to say that the rest of the world is catching up. Well, you guys, they’ve caught us and they’ve passed us in a lot of countries right now with what they are doing.”“If we sit where we are, we’ll get run over.”Heinrichs admits “the ultimate American conflict, winning vs. development,” is always at playAny time we enter a tournament we have to play to win, with the understanding certainly at our younger age groups when you go into say an international friendly tournament, that part of the process of developing is playing the players that we bring to a tournament. So you might mix your starting lineup a little bit. The goal is always to win, the goal is to find ways to win. The expectations in terms of our community and our fan base and even U.S. Soccer is to find ways to win, but we want to make sure that along the process, we are not sacrificing development pieces, like playing time, opportunity to play different styles of play, different opponents.”The federation is exploring the potential to create a 60-player national girls’ multi-age residency program in a city yet to be determinedThis would pair with a girls’ development academy, which would target U-14, U-16 and U-18 league modelsAll of this comes at a time when the U.S. women’s youth national teams find that, like with the senior team, the gap has closed.U.S. women’s youth programs will also move to birth-year specific programming in 2015.How all parties come together on these plans could be one of the most interesting spaces to watch. Gulati said U.S. Soccer has a good relationship with Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), the highest level of girls youth soccer in the U.S. and a model that loosely replicates the boys’ U.S. Soccer Development Academy model.There lies the ultimate American conflict: Win now or develop for the future? Both is the obvious answer. It’s a question which answered as the former was the impetus of Tom Sermanni’s shock firing last year as the U.S. zeroed in on the 2015 World Cup. Monday’s announcement is an answer in the form of the latter. The dilemma isn’t new, it’s just more pertinent than ever in an evolving women’s soccer landscape worldwide.
If this happens for me the ECNL clubs just got a boost and for some on this board you move up a year to u15 next season maybe. WOW.I also think NPLs get a huge boost as they are #2 on the US Club soccer pyramid. Oh boy what does this do to the USYSA and Region1???It's all about the clubs when it comes to developing talent 98% of the time not the teams.Just this yahoo's opinion
Is this going to get grandfathered in or starts for all players/teams like almost now? Can I assume 310 that ECNL you say getting a boost because they are already on the birth year for age placement? That should always have been the case. Girls born in 2001 play U14, girls born in 2002 play u13 & so on. Anyone have more insight?
ECNL is not birth year.
Age limit changes:Players would still be U14 in the fallU15 in the spring of next year....Move up 1/2 year early - and play with new players
Interesting;if they choose the ECNL for the DA then this league will be confirmed by USSF and it will be the place for best in the country.u14 and u15' would be together(2000 and 2001's)u16 and u17 would be (98's and 99's)u18 would be (97's)It would not affect other youth soccer leagues like Region1 or EDP or NPL.Age groups should remains as is a-as it does on boys side.This would be great for 2001's and 99's as they immediately get to develop against older girls.This would go through immediately, there would be no grandfathering for certain teams as will not be about winning so no needs to keep these girls together.For 99% of the girls game and leagues , nothing changes.Changes on age would only be for those few who make a DA academy club.
Don't forget as on the boys side when they went DA this means no more pay to play so probably both MatchFit and PDA will be dropped from the girls DA and they will affiliate with only those clubs willing to sponsor their DA Teams.
PDA has DA on boys side. They don't pay.
2:11 you attacked 1:25 as one of the nocclass jersey parents, and you are probably right about that I think.but just note that the 1:25's post was attacking 12:57's post and that was also a jersey parent, me.So as one of your PA parents said yesterday, remember it's not ALL the Jersey parents posting "ridiculous and irrational criticisms", just the loud obnoxious and bitter few..
So 1 girls team in each age group of how many players would be on this DA Team and pay nothing? Would MatchFit be dropped from this DA as happened on the boys side or would they try to sponsor a girls DA?
Schedules have been posted for the NE Futsal Regionals this weekend. http://www.resultsmanager.com/event/nefutsal2015/?div=-&age=U13G&schedule=1&standings=1Good luck to all the teams, especially my daughters!
Nothing against NorthEast Regional Futsal I'm sure it's a super strong tournament. But I don't recognize the team names and have no idea who is who. Sorry I can't follow that. But I still love the updates. Thanks.While we wait for MSC KOC to release their applied or accepted list, I will post my opinions on FC Delco.Fc Delco Applied Girls U138 teams per flight in no order.I placed Albertson and PL in top flight but you can easily make an argument for GB & PDA Ajax Flight 11. Albertson Soccer Club Fury '01 Pre-ECNL2. Boston breakers Academy GU13 ECNL3. CFC West Orange4. Crew Juniors Crew Juniors Elite5. FC Virginia Pre-ECNL 016. NEFC Elite U13 Girls7. Penn Legacy FC 01 Black8. Tri-State FA Elite 01 Flight 21. CFC Arsenal Sky2. Greater Binghamton United FC 01 Select3. Maryland United FC 01 ECNL4. New York SC G015. NJCSA GALAXY6. Players Development Academy Ajax7. Seacoast United Elite - DR- 01/028. Waza FC East 02 JuniorsFlight 31. Bethesda SC Academy 20012. PA Crew Academy Blue3. Pipeline Soccer Club Black4. Beach FC 01G Red5. Century V 0102 Elite6. Maryland United FC 01 Red7. Massapequa Soccer Club Lil' Rowdies8. X-Treme Select SC '01/02 Select - BlackRest of the fieldDMS Soccer GU13 AcademyRage United Soccer Club CometsAlleycats Premier Mayka 01/02Hauppauge Hot ShotzAFFC SWAG Albertson Soccer Club Fury 01 NPL Alleycats Soccer Club Elite Neko 01/02Bethesda SC Academy 2001 WhiteBoston Breakers Academy GU13 RoyalContinental FC Barca '01F NPLCrew Juniors Crew Juniors Elite IIESSC/Henlopen WhitecapsQuickstrike FC Elite 02Herndon Youth Soccer HooligansLaGrange Soccer Club RageMedford SC HurricanesMount Laurel United FuryNorth Babylon Patriot SC PridePA Rush PA Rush 01Penn Fusion SA '01G NPLPremier AngelsRI Strikers FC 01/02G-BowdenSmithtown StarsThunder SC Furia Roja
8:23, thanks for your opinion, and the list, good stuff.I posted about futsal, and its okay that you don’t recognize any teams, most are winter-only squads that come together to improve themselves as players.Like I said before, its not for everyone, and thats okay too. As far as Delco, all of those teams will be in different places come Memorial day weekend, hard to place anyone right now, but good try.Cheers!
Any chance Manhattan tournament is played? Not looking good.
Outside, not really.But if they were smart, they could find enough indoor facilities in the 100 mile range. It could of been done, but it probably would of cost too much, not enough profit for MSC.
8:39 I agree a bunch of tournaments before Delco - MSC, Jefferson, MF, STA, PDA, EDP & State Cups and I'm sure I missed a few. Teams will have an opportunity to play some high quality opponents to move up the charts. I don't understand and one thing you posted though. You said "most are winter-only squads that come together to improve themselves as players." Are these like town team players that train in the winter because their clubs don't offer winter training?I guess that would explain why I don't recognize some of the teams. Good Luck to your kid and her team
I guess none of the below tournaments have a good shot then they are all before march 15th MANHATTAN SC KICK-OFF CLASSICNESS---National Elite Soccer ShowcaseDTS Winter Invitational Girls 2015Morris United STA Spring Invitational 2015Somerset and Morris County, NJMAPS 2015 SPRING CHALLENGE [GIRLS]5th Annual FC EUROPA TURF CUP - Girls Weekend
8:59, I am no expert on the winter training schedules of anyone, just my kids. I think that most of the teams that will play this weekend are teams that supplement their core teams training with futsal, like my daughters team. She practices 2x per week, and has futsal training on an additional day. We are lucky that her club values futsal, so many of her teammates are on her outdoor team. But just like any select team, its really the best of the best, and at this tournament, you need to bring the vanguard...
Not looking good for the Freeze your ass off kickoff.. But this weather is so whacked...who knows what the next 2 weeks will bring
This futsal? Does anyone know if the academy players are playing eg PDA MFA sta. I don't see any of their teams listed. If your at an academy are you allowed to play in these leagues, are they sanctioned from your academy?
10:09 If I had to guess - I would piggy back on what 9:13 said. The clubs probably train only and the kids get together on the side if at all.I get that futsal is a good thing. But I find it hard to support since all it does is split a team instead of being one. I back the clubs that don't play in winter leagues or tournaments and keep the unit together.
10:15, at first I had to reread your post, unbelievable.All the USSF Boys Academy teams play futsal in the winter, as core component of their development.Why? Because it makes you a better player, end of story. As far as NJ teams playing in Wildwood, onlyCopaSJEBDTSand Dynamo are brave enough to compete.Clubs like PDA, MF, STA, WCFC, and Crush are doing their female players a disservice by not training in this manner.
10:33 you obviously don't know these teams and what they do.
My daughter did the redbull futsal training. Several PDA players were there.
I don’t have to know them, the fact that they are not there speaks volumes....but don’t be mad, its fine that your kid kicks a ball indoors with her teammates, very dynamic.
At the Futsal Tourney yesterday, there were players from MF, PDA, Wildcats, SJEB, Copa etc. Some with their club team, some on their own.
Just because they throw the word futsal in front of it, doesn’t mean it actually is, but I like that they are at least acknowledging the process. Look, I am not an elitist, but when people make ignorant statements about things they know very little about, it just drives me nuts.
I guess what I am trying to say here is, all of these top clubs should be using futsal as a supplement to their regular winter training. Every one these clubs should be creating an age-specific select team, that trains hard, and then competes at tournaments like the NE Regionals. There are no GS points, there are no rankings, its about the joy of competition, and the self-assurance that will be created by playing for your club, in an important winter event.
Well I can tell you there was no girls from MF at futsal. They aren't allowed to train or participate outside of the club. They supply all the training that they need. If you want more the Doc runs a summer select and elite training. Of course its extra $$$$$. Isn't it always
10:49 Why is just training futsal not enough if they do? Why do they have to play in a tournament with a split "select" team? I think that does more harm than good. Do you really believe that is appropriate team building?
There is always an elite core on every team, a core that is the backbone of any team, and it's this group that needs reinforcing, and an event like wildwood offers that team building you are referencing. Every girl on the team has a chance to tryout for the futsal team, some are not qualified, some are indifferent, and some are disappointed, just like real life, only the best survive.
Utter nonsense 1134.
MF will kick you off the team if you do any outside training.
Harsh.So why doesn't MF create a futsal program? Seems to me that it's a win-win. Their players will improve, and they can profit from it. Makes all the sense in the world, but like someone said, it's not for everyone, and not everyone is for it.
I guess MF will have a lot less players next year.
Not true 1:04. Mf will only kick a select few off. If your the chosen ones you can play and train anywhere you want during the off season without repercussions. Especially when you threaten to go to the other academy.
The 5 or 6 MF girls at the Futsal Tourny yesterday didn't looked concerned. Nor did the NJX, Dragons,Wildcats, etc. looked concerned. They look like they just like to play and train on their own.
Who cares what they do??? Not sure why you are so concerned with what others do. How about this. These girls should be playing another sport. Basketball is the best footwork/agility they can be doing over the winter. Yes, better than futsal...... Also helps to mentally freshen up... Watch for the burnout.
As they shouldn't. They aren't owned by these clubs are they?
I don't think anyone is concerned if they are playing? I think most people believe they should be doing what they want in the off season. Think the person was asking if they were permitted by their clubs.
I always get a kick out of the "you should be playing another sport" comments. What if your daughter isn't interested in other sports? And what does burnout mean? are you talking physical or mental burnout? when I was this age, and through high school, I was a multi-sport athlete. However, I did not have the passion for any specific sport that my daughter has for soccer. so why be a wet blanket on the passion that she has for soccer? so let's stop this "you should be playing other sport" nonsense and let our girls follow their passion and dreams - and by the way, enjoy the ride while it lasts as it will all be over in less that 10 year, except for the elite few.
My point was that a lot of girls that are playing futsal are doing it for their own reasons. Not the clubs. And obviously they don't care what the club thinks about it.
2:33, dude, isn’t that the root of the problem right here? These wonderful kids, who want to be better, have to find another club to play with, because their home club is too stubborn, or not informed enough to participate. NO, I MEAN NO, reason these players should have to look else where for futsal training. These top clubs should ALL be training in that manner. And NO you don’ t need to be Brazilian to coach futsal, but sometime it helps.
11:22, it's pretty low to come on this board and try to get players in trouble, maybe with them off the team your kid might have a better chance of getting some playing time. I make the decision for what my kids do especially during the off season.quit drinking so much Kool Aid.
Futsal is greatBut if you are playing summer select - AND winter futsal - to ssupplement what the club is giving you - it could be too much soccer.There is a point of diminishing returns. And there is value to rest, especially with the mind.Re: the club providing the futsal opportunity - I'd also disagree. If they do, fine - I wont knock this - but... Getting in front of a different set of eyes and the ears to hear a different voice can be quite beneficial.I love the guesting opportunities for that reason.
Manhattan Kickoff ClassicWeather for Feb 25-27, the three days prior to Saturday kickoffs:51 degrees and light rain.Sat and Sun forecast is a high of 38.
Futsal yesterdayI saw the Dynamo team struggle in Semi's. That was great semi's game. Doesn't say much to this team that trains all year long to barely beat NEYMAR team. The NEYMAR I thought looked like best out there.
Lots of mf players at futsal yesterday. One whole team and a few on dynamo. Guess DOC Dosnt know what's going on with his club.
Does anyone know, are teams really going to birth year starting next Fall? And if so does this only affect ECNL or all youth teams?
What does NEYMARbstamd for?
@4:38The Dynamo team that you speak of does not play together all year long. They are made up of a couple of Manalapan/MF/PDA girls and even a STA girl. They are friends who like to play Futsal together. Nothing more and nothing less. They won both the U14 and U13 brackets. Don't bash them for just going out and having fun together.
Is there a link to the results from that tournament??
4:38 was a selfish, low-life comment. Dynamo is a great team, they will be a challenge this weekend, but our girls have been training hard, and their Kung Fu is strong.P.S. The Force is with them, too.
Honestly I thought the Girls Soccer White team was the best team in the tournament
I watch dynamo play the last couple of weekends. I thought they played much stronger in the u14 tournament, and beat several very good teams from pency.yesterday they didn't play their best game and still won u13 state title, tells me what a strong team they are.soccer group white, and Neymar are both very good teams, hopefully they can have a rematch in Wildwood this weekend.it is also my opinion these small fields did not help dynamos style of play....good luck to all the jersey teams in Wildwood this weekend.
Finally, please make sure you read this carefully. No players is allowed to train, play, or participate with any other groups or teams outside of the club for any reason. Our club provides everything you could possibly need in terms of training or playing. Please do not ask for any reason to participate in any capacity outside of the club unless approved by me directly. Thank you!
8:04 guess what. Many of them are doing it.
Maybe they have been approved........... by him directly :)
that sounds like the same jerk who scheduled practice for his team from 4. To 6 so they could not participate in this year's tournament.what a shame.
Who is he????? Where is that from????
Since none of the other tournaments share their applied list i will continue having fun with Delco Players Cup. I'm curious how much they see teams the same and if there is some type of Pro/Rel between them.Flight 1N/A Boston breakers Academy GU13 ECNLN/A CFC West OrangeN/A Crew Juniors Crew Juniors EliteN/A NEFC Elite U13 GirlsI FC Virginia Pre-ECNL 01I Penn Fusion SA '01G Pre-ECNLI Penn Legacy FC 01 BlackI Tri-State FA Elite 01 Flight 2N/A Albertson Soccer Club Fury '01 Pre-ECNLN/A Greater Binghamton United FC 01 SelectN/A Seacoast United Elite - DR- 01/02N/A Waza FC East 02 JuniorsII Maryland United FC 01 ECNLII New York SC G01II Players Development Academy AjaxIII CFC Arsenal SkyFlight 3III Bethesda SC Academy 2001 BlueIII NJCSA GALAXYIV Beach FC 01G RedV Pipeline Soccer Club BlackVII Century V 0102 EliteVIII Penn Fusion SA '01G NPLIX PA Crew Academy BlueiX X-Treme Select SC '01/02 Select - BlackNext in LineN/A DMS Soccer GU13 AcademyN/A Rage United Soccer Club CometsN/A Alleycats Premier Mayka 01/02N/A Alleycats Soccer Club Elite Neko 01/02 N/A Hauppauge Hot Shotz N/A AFFC SWAGN/A Albertson Soccer Club Fury 01 NPLN/A Bethesda SC Academy 2001 WhiteN/A Boston Breakers Academy GU13 RoyalN/A Continental FC Barca '01F NPLN/A Crew Juniors Crew Juniors Elite IIN/A ESSC/Henlopen WhitecapsN/A Quickstrike FC Elite 02N/A Herndon Youth Soccer HooligansN/A LaGrange Soccer Club Lagrange RageN/A Maryland United FC 01 RedN/A Massapequa Soccer Club Lil' RowdiesN/A Medford SC HurricanesN/A Mount Laurel United FuryN/A North Babylon Patriot SC PrideN/A PA Rush PA Rush 01N/A Premier AngelsN/A RI Strikers FC 01/02G-BowdenN/A Smithtown StarsN/A Thunder SC Furia Roja
Sorry I posted before i finished my thought OOPPPSSS.Delco team list withjefferson flight
8:04 you are obviously from our team. why would you post a comment from our DOC\coach?
I take that to mean you can't play for any other team or club. But if you start your own with friends it is ok.
It's called jealousy, envy and hatred. Get your facts straight before you assume things!
Clubs don't own players on their teams.Players can train on their off days with any group or futsal league or trainer they choose.It's still a free country.
Yes but there may be consequences !
Clubs do "own" their players for the year. Try and leave to another team in NPL. You won't be able to play in league without their approval.
9:27 PMWhy is that comment a secret? What's the big deal of it's posted here. People are constantly posting club policies , rules etc on this site. There is nothing proprietary about that message, it's just a plain fact. You're obviously ashamed of your own team.
Not true that MF doesn't allow outside training. Do they want you guesting in a tournament, no but who does.
4:50. US Youth Soccer sees an opening to grab power back from US Club Soccer/ECNL. Going to be a battle. It will start with just the elite of the elite, and who knows where it will end up. I just hope there isn't a real upheavel that kids/teams get caught in. That's my take.
8:31, good, I hope they do assert their authority. The U.S. is a perfect example of how small fiefdoms create an environment that traps players and their parents. The US should have a female academy system, end of story. This system should be regionally based say 20 throughout the country, where the best of the best of the best of the best will train. Good luck to US Soccer.
No club/team or program owns my kid!
The earlier poster was over-simplifying the matter, but its completely true that you cannot leave one ECNL or NPL team mid-season (now) to play for another. You can probably quit the other team, and train with the new club, if you are good enough, I am sure they would welcome a practice-only player, and you could also probably participate in some tournament play, which would help your child transition to her new team. Its a big gamble, but if you are truly unhappy, you have to take the plunge.
Those "rules" are insane. Can't say I would want my kid on that club, I don't care how good the team is.
P.S. As an example of that, there are at least 3 girls from a competing club who are starting to show-up at our practices. I have discussed the matter with the parents, and without getting into details, they don’t see a future for their child at their present club.
Its not insane, its just business.
8:46 Sounds like some of the girls leaving the over filled roster at TSF(mid 20s) including practice players Both insane and just business there
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