Mistaken on S Shore, #2. But maybe they will put 12 in the flight.
Sorry - wouldn't have an issue with the other opinion.I think it';s time I get a new keyboard.#2
12:04 You are probably right on South Shore since I am a sucker for the brand and I agree with you it would be nice if they went 12 or threw us all for a loop and went with two 16 team flights (but that won't happen because teams would need to play 3 in one day)#2
I believed an earlier post reported that tophat beat up on world and matchfit in a bunch of friendlies at world. Can anyone confirm?
Creeks (FLA) has beaten Tophat but hasnt played much outside their region.
Between Tophat, Creeks Fl, Breakers and FYA Virginia, I can see out NJ teams having a huge challenge in front of them.
PDA should put Creeks and Tophat on opposite sides. Then Breakers with Match Fit. And themselves with S ShoreMy guess is it will be Tophat, Breakers, MatchFit and Calvert as one bracket
Sounds like someone is jealousCould it be the team that plays everything and is not in this tournament?You would have been out in 2nd flight anyway
South Shore beat Breakers with 13 players
Tophat CreekBreakers FYA virginiamatchfit pdacalvert starsBoth brackets are the toughest bracket tournaments, I have seen to date.
1:18The challenge is what you wantPDA and MatchFit need not make the final to have a productive weekMuch better tourney this year.
Top bracket, 2 groups of 4A1 B3CAA CREEK SOCCER FLA1 FC VIRGINIA UNITED 01 VAA1 PDA STORM NJA1 SOUTH SHORE SELECT U12 ELITE MAA2 BREAKERS GU12ELITE MAA2 FSA FC U12 GIRLS NAVY CTA2 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC BLACK NJA2 TOPHAT 20 GOLD GAYou want to swap a team for FSA or South Shore, fine. There are several deserving teams in the next group:Second Group of 8CES CALVERT CREW WHITE MDCONNECTICUT FC WEST ORANGE CTEAST MEADOW SKY BLUE NYEFC STARS CENTRAL UNITED 01/02 MAFC STARS NORTH UNITED MALVU 01 GIRLS GOLD PAENEFC CENTRAL ELITE U12 MASUNRISE STING 01/02 BLACK FL
Third Group of 8CT FOOTBALL ARSENAL ORANGE CTDEEP RUN UNITED BLACK 01F PAEGREATER BINGHAMTON FC 01 NYWNEFC CENTRAL UNITED U12 GIRLS MANJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH NJPDA DRAGONS NJPDA AJAX NJTSF ACADEMY 01/02 NJ
Results from Columbus Day friendlies at World Class:Match Fit 1WCUSC 2WCFC 2Stars of Mass 0Top Hat 4Match Fit 0WCFC 1WCUSC 0Stars of Mass 0Top Hat 0Top Hat 2WCFC 0Top Hat 1WCUSC 0Match Fit 1Stars of Mass 2WCFC 1Match Fit 1WCUSC 1Stars of Mass 1
So the only representative from NYE is EM Sky Blue? No Hotshotz, WC Charlton, or NYSC? How, or more importantly, why?
Friendlies where great games. I am not from MF so please refrain from jumping on them. I can tell you they had 11 players for 3 games and one game was back to back vs TOP Hat. TOP Hat took advantage of them. Otherwise every game were great games.
For someone who is not a MF parent, you are a great apologist, which there is no need for, everyone loses games, what’s important is, did they get better as the season progressed, if so, then its simple, no? MF are a better team now, no?
"I am not from MF so please refrain from jumping on them. I can tell you they had 11 players for 3 games and one game was back to back vs TOP Hat. TOP Hat took advantage of them. Otherwise every game were great games."I thought TopHat was the best there, and the other four teams were pretty even.
I think a lot of the us/clubs over loaded themselves early in spring with msc, Jeff and a bunch of nonsense tournaments. Toss up between this and delco, pda is better this year in this and u13. We for one didn't realize how strong the turn out would be, would like to be in it now. And PDA has a reputation for holding this against you in future years, especially their college showcase invites at u14, and where you play and flights put in.
I think there is a political/business aspect to this, as PDA is not as open to clubs it sees as direct competitors for their talent base. Its possible that some clubs would not attend, therefore were not invited. I see a mini-series out of this, perhaps right after Modern Family?
I don't see any crush teams in any age groups, not even the showcase where they need too be with their older teams. Not that crush is a threat to PDA, but is it possible they didn't get invited to play?
I would like to see the rejected list.
"No Hotshotz. Or WC Charlton. Or NYSC"I guess PDA froze them out too.Conspiracy theorists crack me up
Does PDA allow playing up? We lost a girl that went to PDA u11 and heard a crush girl went down to play age appropriate on storm. This leads me to believe they don't allow playing up. Don't see anything on website.
I can't speak for PDA, but at our ECNL club I see a lot of unusual stuff when it comes to playing up.For the most part, "home grown" players (those that start out as U9s at the club) are discouraged after the U9 season from playing up. They are put on age-appropriate teams pretty quickly.But when it comes to recruiting new players, if a talented U11 wants to join our club, the club may give them a season to play up as a U12 as a sort of incentive to get them to change. Then, after one year of this (and also after they've burned bridges with their old club), our club will "strongly encourage" them to play age-appropriate. This will tend to happen before the U13 season, so that the new player ends up playing U12 for two seasons in a row.So, basically, offer them what they want to get them in the door, and then, once they are comfortable with the new club, pull a switcheroo on them.I'm not proud of this and I kind of wish we'd just stick with a "no playing up" rule across the board. If the club is good enough, good players will come. You don't need this kind of bait and switch.
4:42They allow it when they need to fill a hole (see U11 player in U12 State Cup)4:54's post is interesting. Cant kill that club for it. This is a competitive industry.I think all bets are off now when it comes to recruiting. In season, out of season, etc......If your kid shows well, expect a "psssst....hey, can I speak to you a minute...." at a tourney or a surprise e-mail/call from a higher level team.
do you guys think we will play this weekend?And if so is it worth it at maps
"ECNL strongly encourages all players to play on age "Only exception going forward are for girls that have been grandfathered in because they have been with the program. Even some of those girls may be asked to play age but if they are a contributing starter than they will probably stick.You will find more girls at the older age groups playing up u15 and above because most of these girls started at what is now an ecnl club years ago when playing up was a bit more flex able because of either the availability of the number of teams and the competitive landscape.If older team has a need for a younger player then there is the flexibility of that player to play up in age. This of course is also done if the club feels that playing up will speed up the development of a particular player. However, most ecnl clubs are less concerened with the development of a specific player and more concerned with the strength of the team.At our CLub( Not a NJ club )Playing up is non existent at this point at the younger age groups as we realize the fierce competitive landscape of the ever evolving ECNL and the need for the players to play age appropriate.I hope this answers your question.
2:58pm I can tell you the comment was not from a MF parent. the girls that attended had a great experience by playing a lot vs top teams. Help our team out, YesTop Hat was very good, yes the better team that weekend
Any SJ people who can update us in current field conditons in Hammonton?
Yes, its beautiful, sunny and about 60 degrees, perfect soccer weather, your tropical fantasy awaits you!
Actuall i called Tuckaqhoe Turf farms directly spoke to the head guy and he said fields still have snow but its melting pretty well. He gave the 65/35 ratio thAT tournament would be played
If those fields are grass, forget it, it will be a swamp, better not bring the wifey.
Since we are on NJSA04 - let me update the board with the below.GS has ranked the below tournament played last week.DTS Winter Invitational Girls 2014 U12 938 GS PointsChampion 493 = NJSA 04 NPL-01 CEDARThe points NJSA got for winning this tournament was not enough to jump any spots they will maintain their 14 NJ Rank.Since the tournament only had 4 teams only the Champion got GS points.So you see, a team can play many of these appropriate level events and win them and still not move up the charts. A lot depends on the teams that apply for an event - the points they bring to their flight and at the end of the day how the event people set up the flights - will all determine point distribution.GS is nothing more than a tool that's a great idea but still needs a lot of work. So while others give their opinions, i will stick to the GS rankings the computer model for us to rip apart.PS. I know it's only u12 girls soccer going on u13 and no one will remember this 1 year from now. Just having some fun. I think we all know what's wrong with youth soccer and I love talking about that as well - this is just a little comedy relief.#2
8:51 has clearly never played at Hammonton. If there's no snow, the fields will be playable. That place drains like you wouldn't believe.Now, will all the snow be gone? The tournament organizers seem to think so. Time's running out, though.
Ok Ill bite first-whats for desert?Why do you care what Mario whoever that person may be is doing/not doing?
Manalapan soccer club and now njsa, when will you stop. Everyone leaves for a reason and its you. You havent figured that out yet. You go daddy coach
433. How do you live with your jealousy and envy? Must be hard
Daddy coaches do it for selfish reasons and we all know what that reason is.
So is #2 the daddy coach?
Oh, I get it, funny, could not place the reference... I saw him at Futsal Tourney at Wildwood, his team was pretty damn good, the Dynamo. I said hello to him, and he looked at me like I was a ghost, does no one say hello to you? Its okay, its not a trick question.Good team coach, sorry those Maryland United girls were tough, you guys played better than DV Academy, at least you made them sweat.
Dynamo gets PDA Sroem in State Cup
Storm......heh - sorry
I thought the Dynamo team was just for Futsal, some one there mentioned that there were multiple outside players, not with the Dynamite, some NJX girls, not sure.
DNS Knockout was there in Wildwood, though that was the PDA Futsal team, they did okay, but Dynamo was better.
Teams only as good as the girls represented the Futsal squad -pick 4 other girls , level of play goes up or down.
Dynamo was just the name of his make shift futsal team. PDA will end up playing NJ Dynamo which is an actual club team.
Any Predictions for the weekend tournaments?
Dynamo was a very good futsal team... i believe only 2 of 8 girls were from Manalapan - the rest were NJX, and at least one other team.
You are all wrong. Dynamo was a bunch of coaches kids playing together and training together over the winter from what I've been told. They have played together for at least 3 years every winter. They are from different teams all over.
Well, NJ Dynamo is playing in EDP for the spring, so what's that about?
OK, thanks, 8:00Didnt really matter to me if they were the same club that played indoorI like their website, and they seem to have a decent history (Tim Howard a grad)Have no idea how good they will be at State Cup or in EDP
Morning, no not a Daddy Coach. I came close one season to taking the courses but decided against it.Not sure I would be a good coach - someone who loves talking GS points might play for results more than Development even though he believes in Development because of this I would would probably play my kid where I needed her the most to get the result. In short I would NOT be a good coach.#2
Does anybody know if the Dynamo u12 futsal team that played in the US Regional Championships is the same team that is playing against PDS in NJ Cup?A parent from that team (supposedly) told me that they are a winter-futsal team that trains as a group in winter only, and they all go back to their core teams come the spring season. They were the best NJ Futsal u12G team that was there that weekend, they almost beat the champs, and took them to OT.
Sorry, PDA, hahaha
The Dynamo winter team is different then the club NJ Dynamo. The Dynamo futsal team is a select type team in winter only..... I believe it may be short for Dynamite?
We are the Champs of indoor! I mean really????? It means nothing. Stop it already...... Full field sport. All aspects of the game are not played indoor.
DYNAMO futsal team is girls from various teams it's girls from Manalapan, Match Fit, Toms River & NJX. Yes, a couple of the girls on the team have dad's that are coaches... They were just an indoor team, the NJ DYNAMO Morgan Blue team PDA plays in NJ Cup is different!!!
http://www.stasoccer.org/#!tryout-information/c1ghkSTA TRYOUTS 2014-2015 U13G5/7 & 5/9Tryouts at new facility where team will practice and play their gamesCentral Park91 Central Ave.Morris Plains, NJRegister online or contact the coach
8:10, are you serious? You really don't think Futsal is an important skill-developing activity? If so, you are completely clueless, and should refrain from giving any soccer-related advice to your child, you sir, are the impediment to her future development, go back to Lacrosse.
Totally agree, you can say it is only indoor stuff and game is played on big field all you want.The futsal, 3v3,5v5 7v7 is all good for development. The more the girls play these kind of games and tournaments even doing some outside helps them in a lot of aspects of soccer.It helps defenders maybe more than others. Some girls just sit in back and boot the ball up the field. They don't get as many touches as some of the other players. They get more touches and begin to get comfortable on the ball. Even colleges break you into small groups when you go to camps and have girls play games that way so they can see what they can do in small spaces and how they can work with the ball. Teams that win all the time playing the so called kick and run style at early ages will start to see teams outplaying them as the years go on.
@ 9:22 & 9:31. I think you both need to read the 8:10 post again.Just pointing out the obvious that indoor is different , not that it doesn't provide development. I have seen plenty of indoor stars not cut it on the big field.
Its not different, its tougher than outdoor, and only a few can do both, that is the premier player, a girls that can of both, and as far as girls not playing as well outside, that is altogether another subject, Futsal is meant to strengthen the brain, as much as the touch.I don’t want to talk about it any more, its a waste of my keyboard strokes.
Well if dynamo futsal has njx players on them, would like to know who they are. NJX rule is you are not allowed to play for anyone else. Or is this a big secret. Or is Njx making exceptions for certain players so they wont leave. Hey Njx coach mommy, what happened to the girl you let train at wildcats, oh yeah she left for the wildcats. And if you dont think the manalapan coach who runs that futsal isnt courting your players, silly you.
Um so its not different yet you go and cite examples of how it is. Ill make it easier for you. Good outdoor players are also good indoors. Good indoor players may/may not be good outdoors.
I also agree that futsal is a great development tool. High energy with a bunch of touches forcing girls to make decisions quickly in addition to keeping their shape as they attack and transition back to defending. Of course a lot of this depends on the group of girls you have playing. Just my 2 cents#2
Wow -if ever a board needed some games to talk aboutCrush take on Ajax and East Meadow this weekendAnyone else have Denville matchups?
Is Denville still on? Are games on grass or turf?
PDA Announces New Director of Coaching for the PDA Shore The Players Development Academy (PDA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Lee Pollard to the position of Director of Coaching for the PDA Shore program. PDA girls Director of Coaching, Mike O'Neill commented, "We are extremely happy to announce somebody of Lee's caliber to the director of PDA Shore position. Lee is someone we have known for a long time and he joins PDA Shore with a great resume and reputation of being able to get the best out of his players, while preparing them for the highest levels of soccer". O'Neill added, "The PDA Shore relationship with Toms River FC is very special to the PDA and with Lee in place we are excited to see the development of the players and the program".Pollard will oversee the development of the newly formed PDA Shore program for the U9-U18 girls age groups based in Toms River, NJ. "We are thrilled that PDA was able to appoint Lee as the Director of Coaching for the PDA Shore program. Lee has an outstanding reputation in the area and players throughout the Jersey Shore will benefit greatly from his knowledge, passion and teaching of the game", said Carl Leschinski the Elite Director at TRFC. Pollard joins the PDA with an extensive coaching resume including Director of Coaching for NY Red Bulls Regional Development School (RDS), Director of Coaching for Princeton Soccer Association, Region 1 ODP Coach, NSCAA Associate Staff Coach and Jersey United Soccer Club Head Coach. During his 6 years at Jersey United, Pollard helped build the girls side of the program working with the '95, '96 and '98 girls, helping place over 100 players into college programs across the US. On the collegiate level, Pollard worked as an assistant coach at Felician College and more recently as an assistant coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University where in 2010 he helped guide the women's team to its best ever season, winning the Freedom conference and finishing with 15-7-2 record. Tryouts for the PDA Shore will be announced by mid- March for the U9-18 girls age groups.
"Anyone else have Denville matchups?"WCUSC (PA) is playing against World Class and a currently unknown second opponent. Just two games.
The first EDP score of the SpringSunday, March 02, 2014SJEB '01 4ATLANTIC UNITED ACADEMY AVALANCHE 3 #2
It looks like STA got rid of the 11v11 flight.Below are projected GS Flight values - looks like the big winner is the PA FC Europa Cup this weekend when it comes to those UGLY GS Points that I love busting your horns with.Morris United/ STA Spring Invitational 2014 GirlsGirls U12 8v8Projected GS Flight Value 1,344Bracket AMORRIS UNITED /STA 01/02G NPL NJSA 04 NPL-01 STARS PDA DRAGONS Bracket BNJSA 04 NPL-01 CEDAR MORRIS UNITED /STA 01/02 G NPL PRIMO FC U/12 GIRLS==================================MAPS 2014 SPRING CHALLENGE [GIRLS]U12 11v11 MAPSProjected GS Flight Value 500Bracket 1FC COPA ACADEMY LIMA (NJ) FC WESTCHESTER ELITE 02 (NYE) PITTSGROVE SC RUSH 01/02 (NJ) Bracket 2MERCER FC SPURS (NJ) SOUTH JERSEY ELITE BARONS '01 (NJ) WASHINGTON UNITED FEVER (NJ) ==================================FC EUROPA TURF CUP - Girls WeekendU12 Championship (8v8)Projected GS Flight Value 4,188Bracket A UNITED FC U12G ADIDAS (NYW)FC REVOLUTION THUNDER (PAE)FC EUROPA LIBERTY (PAE)UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS RED (PAE)Bracket BLEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS GOLD (PAE)NETHER UNITED XTREMES (PAE)HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER (MD)FC REVOLUTION FORCE (PAE)==================================
Next weekend looks to have a bunch of Action(3/14/2014 - 3/16/2014)2014 Jefferson Cup Girls Showcase - Richmond, VA2014 Ironbound Spring Warmup - Newark, NJ EMSC & NYCSL March 2014 Tournament - East Meadow, NYAmanda Post Memorial Soccer Tournament - Ellicott City, MD
NY GS Top 101 EAST MEADOW HOTSHOTZ2 NEW YORK SC G013 ATLETICO GU11 4 SABA BROOKLYN CITY5 WHITE PLAINS UNITED 026 WORLD CLASS FC '01HAMM7 EAST MEADOW SKY BLUE8 KOSMOS FC NIKH9 MASSAPEQUA HURRICANES10 MANHATTAN SC G01 PRIDE
PA GS Top 101 NETHER UNITED XTREMES2 WEST CHESTER UNITED SC WCUSC PREDATORS'01G3 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 01 GIRLS4 PA CLASSICS ACADEMY 015 FUSION FC UNITED6 PENN LEGACY FC 01 BLACK7 FC EUROPA LIBERTY8 RAGE SC '01 ATHLETICA9 UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS BLACK10 YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER YMS BANSHEES
NJ GS Top 101 HOLMDEL FC NJX CELTIC2 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI3 RAGE FC PREMIER FREEDOM4 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY STORM5 NJ WILDCATS AVERBUCH6 SDFC SAMBA7 INTERNATIONAL GIRLS FUTBOL ACADEMY 01-028 NJ FORCE ACADEMY IMPERIALS9 JERSEY PREMIER SOCCER FLASH10 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC BLACK (LADY FALCONS)
called the number on the MAPS website and the woman who answered said the Spring Challenge was in fact ON for this weekend.. anyone hear anything else???
Everything I've heard about MAPS is the same as you. The organizers are insisting the fields will be ready. It should be a good tournament for those teams involved.
March 6, 2014 at 3:13 PM, Great job with the GS points. Are those GS points for the Champions only?
All bets are off for Denville. Schedule rearranged. New fields added.
Those are just projected flight values. Teams that place get a % of those points less 20% of their point total.STA & MAPS Tournament have a 6 team flight so only the Champion and runner up get points.100% of flight less their 20% for Champ50% of flight less their 20% for runner up.FC Europa Cup has an eight team flight so the 3rd and 4th best teams also get 25% of the flight value less their points..While GS is fun to follow - there are to many variables that make it hard to compare apples to apples. But I still love it. #2
Nj#1 vs Nj#2 on Sunday friendly. Can't get much better than that for a friendly and a warm up for both teams before the big tournaments. Good luck to both teams and play hard
You mean PDA is Playing Matchfit?What fields?
Do you really believe you are number two? Really?Didn't you just get killed in your own indoor tournament?
Do you really think your #1, lol
When was the last time the so called #1 won a game, STA
Match fit, really? When was the last game they won?
Wow, I just looked at GS and thought it was NJX against Crush, stupid me, sorry....
You looked at GS-yes, stupid you!
Hey back off GS rocks!!! GS will look a lot better come Fall 2014 after we have these big Spring Events and EDP/NPL seasons done with and the early 2013 events start to fall off - so all those points earned early in 2013 will no longer count.Give it time, it's the first season teams started to accumulate points - there will be no smoke and mirrors by this time next year. #2
Why is crush not going to PDA tournament?Because they have zero chance of getting GS points and not worth their time.
So what is the game schedule for the friendlies ?who is playing who and where and what time?I might want to go watch
there is no Heliport for the Crush Copter
I created the crush-copter, and you sir, are not allowed to use it, unless I use if first, retract or I will sue!
I think its going to be televised, LIVE and in technicolor, with parent-audio, with a 7 second delay of course.
NJ Force coach looking to start his own club and is holding tryouts this weekend and will try to pull current Force team with him to this jersey shore soccer academy.
ummm 10:53 no you didn't. You may have jumped on it and beat it to death after I came up with it. But whatever.
you mean that jack@@@ that everyone has beat up on this board for the last year is doing something unethical?Just based on observation from playing his team and watching him act at SC, I wouldn't touch a team coached by him with a 10ft pole.
Crush isnt playing NJX. They play back to back but against other teams.NJX vs Jersey Premierfollowed byCrush vs PDA Ajax
The copter was leased to a Florida team by the way - in order to finance the Crush zamboni
Yeah, good luck with that coach, hope you’re not waiting for the phone to ring....
I have to believe that whenever a coach puts HIS face on your teams GS page, its a problem, case in point.
Crush plays NJX at 4:30, Holmdel High School
Poor RJ, This is what happens when you sell your soul to the devil, or snake oil salesman.
Over the past few days I caught up on this board. Did I read this right, that RVD is now running Manalapan or NJSA or Dynamos (what ever team they are playing for)?What happened with original coaches?
RK not looking good health wise either. Looks five years older every time I see him. You do reep what you sow at some point.
11:37OK, thanks. I just knew from speaking to AJAX that they were playing Crush
Dear Crush,Can someone tape that game against NJX, I know you have the technology. Please post to Youtube, we would all love to see some of NJ’s best soccer...
12:20 it's RJ not Rk.And yes he deserves better. He made a bad decision bringing that guy into his NJ Force Club.
yes, he just used him and nj force club to get a toehold back into high level nj youth soccer.nj force gave him a shot after he flamed out in wall club and was untouchable. Now he pays him back by trying to steal his teams and keep all the dues and training/coaching payments for himself.There has got to be some bad karma blowback to him soon.
MSSL Spring Challenge Update:ALL GAMES FOR MARCH 8 & 9 ARE CANCELLED. Complete explanation has been emailed to all Team Managers and Coaches.
Anonymous said...8:51 has clearly never played at Hammonton. If there's no snow, the fields will be playable. That place drains like you wouldn't believe.Now, will all the snow be gone? The tournament organizers seem to think so. Time's running out, though.Who is the moron now, moron....
3:13 PM, I'll own that comment. I stand behind what I said. The previous comment that I was referring to said that the fields would be a swamp. All I said was it wouldn't be a swamp, and I even acknowledged that the tournament organizers were a little too optimistic about the likelihood of all of the snow melting.I can't even begin to explain how ridiculous and misguided your name calling is. And insanely immature. Sometimes I really wish people had to identify themselves. 90% of this blog would never get posted.
that bad karma may be coming back to him sooner rather than later.Looked at new staff for jersey shore academy online, looks like a friday night bowling team from down in Brick as his staff. Wonder if they will have the 2x4 piece of wood on the sideline like at BMHS.
Sorry, it was moronic, I apologize, sometimes I get caught-up in the sophomoric humor of this blog. It was meant to be funny, but alas, in retrospect, it was not, feel bad for all the girls who wanted to compete, they are the real losers this weekend.Good luck dude!
Looks like another weekend of driveway juggling for Suzy
It is a total shame to play games right down to the last minute,then offer a 70 percent refund this is criminal maps coordinator should be ashamed this was not fair to all involved it was poorly flighted and all about th money$ shame shame shame
Agreed, why are they holding 30%, they should of called this tournament on Wednesday, did they really think that 3 inches of snow was going to melt in 2 days????
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