Monday, April 23, 2018

U16 (2002) Girls Youth Soccer

U16 young women players are not playing for fun, they are playing to win.

Best to step aside, because they are about to barrel through...

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Anonymous said...

Yes. Bery mediocre. Bery bad touch. Cant dribbled. Cant shewt the bol. But shes the fastest on the field and can level anyone on the other team.

Anonymous said...

Nice!
Sounds like the dude at the coffee shop this morning!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, that’s pretty obvious, who cares? As long as your kid is getting better, right?? My daughter was also at the Showcase, she had a great time, mostly because she was in good form, as they say, all this back-and-foth about which is best is stupid. At this age group, now is the time, seize the freaking day!

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA, no soup for you!

Anonymous said...

Which one of the many Cedar Stars Divisions got ECNL status, haven't seen any announcements? Only their Monmouth Division has DA status. Their other divisions do not currently have either ECNL or DA.

Anonymous said...

None.

Not yet anyway.

Anonymous said...

Michigan Hawks announces they are leaving the Girls DA

Anonymous said...

I have an announcement for you, fuck off, thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have another announcement to make so is PDA so you can just F OFF!

Anonymous said...

Goes to tell you the DA---- is not the top league------You DA people must be sweating this out-----

I stated this month ago, it is not an ideal structure for the player to develop, play to many limitations. Reason why girls struggling to be seen by schools

Anonymous said...

2:58 why so angry? You picked the da and your daughter is not committed yet right?

Anonymous said...

Not true, my daughter is going to Trump University...

Anonymous said...

2:58 is mad because only Penn State Community College is interested in his Little Susie where as my ECNL player has a handful of D-1’s interested. Poor DA parents!

Anonymous said...

If club(ECNL) = BoardMember Then
Exit GDA
End If

Follow the money trail. Every single one of the clubs listed as leaving is having a hard time making GDA playoffs (with small exception of PDA).

Anonymous said...

Where are the announcements that these clubs are leaving the DA?

Anonymous said...

US Soccer has confirmed it

Anonymous said...

More clubs to leave DA. They are waiting to announce it. NY and NJ to be included.

Anonymous said...

PDA told parents tonight they are leaving DA. They will have two ECNL teams and an NPL team at each age group.

Anonymous said...

NYCFC parents are all of a sudden making calls to WC to take them back. This is getting crazy

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, if NYCFC parents wanted to move back to WC, they would be gladly welcomed, as they are all far superior than any WC ECNL players. So much so, that Kaz has personally guaranteed every DA player an ECNL spot. That is going to be ugly, but we all know that isn’t going to happen, GDA will go on without some clubs, this is a long-game, and in the end USSF will dominate the top tier.

Anonymous said...

How many NYCFC 02's are committed? Alot less than the WC ECNL team. They will be welcomed back on the second ECNL team. The WC team doesn't need any one of those players. Not one. With committments behind they can focus on nat'l championship.

Anonymous said...

My daughter is an NPL 01, so it doesn't affect us as much, but I know some of those 01/02 WC girls, and they are nothing to write home about, except the 02 NT player. If WC drops GDA and returns to ECNL look for both of those WC ECNL teams to look different in the fall. Don’t get me wrong, some good players at both WC and NYCFC, but at the end of the day, talent is talent, and CK cannot save your little darling from the competitive ax : )

Anonymous said...

8:56, lol you sound a little nervous, does the prospect of your kid competing against some of the NYCFC girls concern you? It should dude, the WC 01/02 are outmatched, perhaps TSF is a better fit for you??

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha Ha. Kaz guaranteed spots to players on the ECNL teams? Now I have heard everything. Kaz has about as much say as what goes on in the ECNL as I do. Everyone at WC thinks he is a has been and were thankful when he took his band of misfits and went over to NYCFC. The only reason they are having any success over there is because they are playing horrible teams, and his is slightly less horrible.

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Anonymous said...

9:21 sucks being on the outside doesn't it. Everyone wants a slice now that they're at the top.

Anonymous said...

No idea 10:03, my kid plays for MF ECNL, just know some of those girls, they are all pretty average, especially the ones that left...except SK, she is pretty good...

Anonymous said...

https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/77568/girls-development-academy-defections-three-major.html

Anonymous said...

ECNL just announced it on their home-page, hahaha, no need for that article...

Anonymous said...

Are you really admitting that your kid plays for MF? That's sad. Not one player on that team would make WC. That's why you weren't invited 2 years ago. TSF is a better fit for her

Anonymous said...

Invited? Heard Jeff and the other parents left in the middle of the night, like a bunch of skunks, and that he could not find WC because is paper map was missing....they even left their cleats.

Anonymous said...

settle down kids

Anonymous said...

I can say Coach Jeff has provided his so called Average players 9 Full rides to Division 1 schools.

At March Fit, the one 2002 player paying almost 90% to attend her committed school.

I did not see one player on the NYCFC team commit from the 2002 age group. Hmm wonder why?

Hmm. I would say Coach Jeff players outshine your players. Reason why his team is consider a top team at this age group.

Anonymous said...

Don”t care about the NYCFC girls, but 9 full-rides?? Hahaha, only their NT player might get that, and that is only because she chose to stay in NJ, at PDA-Deluxe. Will shall see who they outshine on 5/12, douche-breath.

Anonymous said...

The players worked hard and are receiving the scholarships. Are you saying each one of the D1 schools gave the scholarships bc they knew jeff?
If so, he's amazing, you're right!

Anonymous said...

9:16 here: looks like the WCFC ECNL 02 press-agent is busying defending his kids team...but now he is fighting with a MF parent, hahaha, classic. Wc poster keeps attacking the 02 NYCFC girls, but I don’t see any parents defending them, or if any know this blog exists, hahahaha, insecure much WC poster??

Anonymous said...

Yes 9 players have full rides, that is correct. Don't be jealous. Coach Jeff has been very instrumental in this process for the players. Our friends at another club say there club coach does not do anything he does with these college coaches.


Anonymous said...

Seems the WC Parent stating information based on blog postings

Seems the MF Parent still bitter over top players leaving MF for WC

Seems the MF Parent putting the whole success of their team to one game on May 12th- Sad



Anonymous said...

http://www.scholarshipstats.com/soccer.html

Nice try, but depending on the school, its more likely a 1/3-1/2 at most....

Anonymous said...

It's because the kids on your daughters team aren't in the D1 mix. 1/2 to 1/3 is laughable compared to at or near full rides(athletic/academic). If you don't believe it have your kid ask one of the players/former teammates. .

Anonymous said...

You obviously never been through the college process before.

let me explain for simple math.

Soccer money plus guaranteed academic money= FULL RIDE

players who commit early typically get

80% athletic money- 20% academic

Players who commit later typically get

20-40% soccer money- maybe 20-30 % Academic money

Anonymous said...

From another club.

I agree with post of 12:15pm.

A player on our team that committed early did get 80% soccer money and 15% academics. Parents have to pay 5% only.

For the players speaking to college coaches now, we are hearing they are getting possible 30-50% soccer money only, with 20-33% academics.

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Anonymous said...

Again since you refer to him as "Jeff" aka your kids prior coach, your daughter knows the former players. They may not answer her call or text but have her reach out. They are all republicans no fake news from them.

Anonymous said...

I agree, reach out to the players on your former team. Let us know what you dig up.

My bet those players got really good packages, very good players

Anonymous said...

All you have to do is look on Top Drawer commitment page or the twitter page.

Anonymous said...

1:13, you must be thinking another team, all those girls are average.

Anonymous said...

Average would mean out of the champions league (i.e. MF). Sorry pal top 10 is not average. Proof is in the results. Keep at it this is fun

Anonymous said...

1:27 pm. I love the fact that you continue to draw up drama. Your household must be a nightmare, could image what it is like to wake up next to you.

Our team has played vs this WC class team a few times, your knowledge of the sport has to be in question. All players on this team are very good.

Anonymous said...

Fakes news alert! I found 8 players committed not the 9 posted earlier. Oops sorry MF parent not fake news, 8 committed on record.

All I had to do is search the coach on Twitter. I found the following, actually had a nice picture of players and schools.

2 girls going to Seton Hall
2 girls going to Manhattan
1 girl going to Rutgers
1 girl going to Maryland
1 girl going to Fordham
1 girl going to Colgate

Anonymous said...

That's great!! Does it give the scholarship amount?
I think people are questioning the "full ride" bs

Anonymous said...

Colgate is a good school but none of the others are top 60 nationally. Maybe he could have done better for those kids. MF kid going to a much better school.

Anonymous said...

Going to a much better school? In what way?

All school's listed are academically very good.

BC is a very good school for 70K, base on info above this player is possibly paying 50- 60K to go to this school.

For me, if my daughter was able to attend schools listed for no money or possibly paying 10K. I would go with the schools listed. My child will have no debt while attending a very good school.

Anonymous said...

Why would someone post on this blog what they are getting? Or put on site or twitter account?

What I can say is.

I have a daughter that is currently a junior in college, she does play soccer. During her process she had many schools interested in her as a player. She decided to attend a very nice Mid level D1 school. I can vouch that we are paying very minimal for her to attend her school. She had good opportunity to play for some big schools, issue was for us as a family. She would be paying 55 to 70 percent of tuition. (National team players do received full soccer rides tho, since my daughter is friend's with a few of them from her club days)

I cannot vouch for these players, I can state that the percentages offered by these schools are much better than the Bigger schools. I would agree with poster 12:52pm and I tend to believe those players received some very attractable packages for them to commit early

My other daughter will only get looks from D3 schools

Anonymous said...

2:34pm There are many parents that are looking to say my kid goes to "insert big school name here". This is all these parents care about regardless of how much they have to pay.

Anonymous said...

2:07 and coming out of school with nearly $200,000 in loans are you for real? Who the hell cares about better school. The list previously shown is legit for soccer/ academics. After college its all about connections my friend. And your daughters personality that will get her places

Anonymous said...

All this selfish and mindless chatter, everyone has lost sight of the fact that both leagues don’t care about your kid, they are only want to dominate each other. My daughter chose DA for various reasons, and for us its been great, she had a great showcase, and that is all that is important. Best of luck to everyone....

Anonymous said...

Agreed 4:54.
Let each kid and family make their choices, Why poopoo bc it's not what you're doing? Jealousy also ridiculous and yes I also know that there's alot of bs on here about commitments and $$.
I personally know a family that chose D1, are paying very high $$ and their daughter plays very little. But it's their choice...

Anonymous said...

4:54 here, btw that list of commits from WC is very strong, all great local schools. I don’t know about you, but the idea of my kid being 3000 miles away doesn’t make sleep better....

Anonymous said...

8:21am. I agree 100%

Anonymous said...

Hold off your commitment discussions until Sept 1st Junior year.

BTW: is it me or does it seem that it's just a bunch of WC people initiating discussion and patting themselves in the back these days?

Anonymous said...

They are probably excited for squeaking out a win last week against the PDA B team. Wait till the DA and Top ECNL kids are combined onto the A team.

Anonymous said...

I disagree.

following the blog-

I suggest that MF parents looking at every moment to belittle the coach and players that left

I suggest that NYCFC parents looking at every moment to belittle WCFC since they are on a different team

I suggest WCFC parents looking to combat what is written negatively.

I am the person that found the commitments. No ties to any program

Anonymous said...

You mean the same team they tied last year without NT player

Anonymous said...

muahahahaha
Yeah and the other good girls were at a bday party.
Oh and our keeper was hurt.

Anonymous said...

All in favour of banning all whining, crying, excuse making PDA parents from this blog say aye

Anonymous said...

Holy cow - 25 kids listed on the PDA ECNL roster for that game against WC.

We shouldn't ban these parents - we should feel sorry for their kids.

Anonymous said...

aye. aye. aye. aye

Anonymous said...

It’s all over folks! No more worrying about college coaches reaching out to you, they now have wait until September 1 of their junior year in high school. Should jam the breaks on all verbal commits from sophomores on down. No more official visits and wine and dine tours. The NCAA has laid down the law!

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Anonymous said...

Important changes in NCAA soccer recruiting rules - explained well in piece at top drawer soccer

A subscription is highly recommended.

Basically a recruit can no longer have a conversation with a coach at a clinic prior to Sept 1 junior year

But official visits can now begin Sept 1 JUNIOR year rather than senior year

Anonymous said...

The main benefit of the NCAA rule are the coaches who will finally see more action at their camps.

Anonymous said...

How so? They can’t recruit at camps anymore.

Anonymous said...

How did MFA do this weekend, you guys win??

Anonymous said...

Lost both games.
How did you do?

Anonymous said...

We did not have a game, but if we did, we would of won!

Anonymous said...

Oh so you would "have" won but your team doesn't actually play league games...I get it!

Anonymous said...

Look at the ecnl schedule and figure it out Einstein....

Anonymous said...

Is that the same schedule you could've checked to see how MFA did?

Anonymous said...

MFA offers are out

Anonymous said...

Considering that MF will probably play in the second tier of ECNL next year - why would anyone even want to try out?

Anonymous said...

2nd tier?

Anonymous said...

Word is there will be 2 tiers with relegation - and teams coming from DA or qualifying for champions league/playoffs will be top tier.

Anonymous said...

How can you travel as a club then? Some teams would be in the top flight and others would be in the 2nd flight

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the entire club-vertical will play in a certain tier/sub division?

Anonymous said...

But traveling as a club assumes your destination club has a corresponding team for each of your teams to play. Does that mean that every club will have two ecnl teams? Or only the ones who dropped gda? If the latter, then clubs who never joined and dropped gda or are still in it would not have two ecnl teams. Or am I missing something?

Anonymous said...

No you are not. How does two different tiers work as a league? If some of the conference is in one tier and some is in another they no longer play games? Then what games are played?

Anonymous said...

PDA who chose to withdraw from DA to ECNL and did it on the proviso ECNL granted them 2 teams. I don't think other clubs who were in both DA and ECNL asked that of ECNL. Stars of Mass being an example. I think they only have 1 ECNL team next year and not 2.

With the promotion/relegation it will be interesting to see how it works out as there are 2 ways of doing it.

1-On a team by team basis. So the 2002s get relegated and 2001s stay in top tier meaning the following season the 2002s might be going to Bucks to play an away game whilst the 2001s are playing at home to East Meadow. Difficult for coaches who coach multiple age groups if they go this way about it.

2-Is to base the promotion/relegation on total points the club earns. But then you'll get some weaker ECNL clubs with 1 very good ECNL age group in the 2nd tier ripping it up.

It's a good idea but there will be some teething problems for sure.

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about? Every ECNL club is fielding two teams per age group? They already have the NPL conference that mirrors the ecnl conference.

Anonymous said...

I also have heard (and saw on Mass soccer forums) that Stars and PDA were going to have 2 ECNL teams next year. PDA parents even mentioned 3 teams in 2019-2020 season- including PDA South and a potential relegation system (PDA South would start in a lower division initially). Northeast NPL has been a lot of travel and poor competition

Dont forget that PDA and Stars make up 40% of the board of directors vote.

Anonymous said...

PDA south will still only be NPL. PDA ECNL can only be based out of the north. Apparently there will NOT be two tiers with relegation. Meaning PDA 1 could play PDA 2 etc.

Anonymous said...

So how does the existing conference handle the additional team or teams?

Anonymous said...

No one cares about the douchy ECNL, and their even douchier parents, earth-shaking decisions being made here folks....

Anonymous said...

No one cares about the ecnl or the gda or any other kid soccer league. We just want to understand the game schedule.

Anonymous said...

@9:10 - would the two teams be equal in quality, or would there clearly be an A and a B team? I've seen two PDA teams (south and north) in NPL fwiw.

Anonymous said...

Any unexpected drama or unexpected call-ups to DA?
We are definitely experiencing some f...d up situations at our club!!
Love politics!!

Anonymous said...

You mean call downs. Bye bye da

Anonymous said...

Call downs? So is this unexpected Mr ECNL?

Anonymous said...

Many people have bashed GDA, but as a former ECNL family, all I can say is, WE LOVE GDA!!!

Anonymous said...

that's because your child did not play in ECNL, now she is a starter for DA I guess.

Anonymous said...

My gda choices are the pits. What you should choose depends on where you are located.

Anonymous said...

For this year the clubs coming back our being allowed two teams to accommodate current ECNL and DA teams. Next year, all ECNL clubs will field ECNL 1 and ECNL 2 teams that will operate in many ways like the current NE ECNL and NE NPL operate. Not sure where that leaves the NPL.

Anonymous said...

How do they put that into the schedule next year. Is there additional league travel now with these extra teams?

Anonymous said...

1:39, my daughter plays for SB-PDA, and yeah she was an ECNL starter last year, remember 0-0 last year? Your win last week clearly demonstrates that the best talent is at the GDA....

Anonymous said...

Looks like an NPL club on LI has been given the ECNL badge, SUSA was destined to get it, they have over 60 teams between boys and girls....

Anonymous said...

They are out in Suffolk county. Remains to be seen how many of those families really have the time, budget and desire to do the ECNL travel thing.

Anonymous said...

SUSA just lost 4:1 to u16 Stallions. I would re-evaluate the meaning of ‘deserve’

Anonymous said...

No one deserves to play in the ECNl or the GDA. It is more like a punishment. You take something great like youth soccer and see how much money and fun you can suck out of it.

Anonymous said...

Two words that make me cringe:
"entitled" and "deserves"

Anonymous said...

Say hello to $3000 a pop showcases! Sucks to be ECNL at u13. Makes sense when you’re ready to showcase. Now with NCAA I hope they will get rid of 1/2 the showcase crap.

Anonymous said...

The entire ECNL business model is based on their mandatory tournaments, that isn't going to change, USSF should of partnered with them, not competed against them.

Anonymous said...

u13?? Typo perhaps?
ECNL and DA are just different avenues toward same goal.
Just accept it.
Different people make different choices, get over it.

Anonymous said...

Well put 6:51, and after reading posts about it in 3 different soccer forums, your explanation is spot-on, wicked-good, rad, and perfecto. All this childish yammering, wha wha wha....

Anonymous said...

P.S. And we are GDA members, its so simple, just enjoy YOUR ride, and let others enjoy theirs.

Anonymous said...

ECNL starts at U13 and has 4 showcases (optional). GDA has 2 showcases at U14 (optional or mandatory?). Playoff showcases are like death by $1 bill paper cuts. Eg GDA showcase in San Diego is 1 week long (playoffs starting with U15).

On top of that - the ‘away’ game schedule is also a monetary commitment. Younger kids being away for an entire week to stay in a hotel for a 2 game special. Also ECNL spend specialty (probably plan on 8 away weekends for U13/U14 and 4 weekends for older ones) and a little bit less so for GDA which just just a car mile hog with 12-15 away games to drive 3-4 hours each way - but less chance of spent weekends.

Anonymous said...

So you don't like ecnl
What do you recommend then? DA?

Anonymous said...

10 19
Ugh. When you lay it out like that they both look terrible. Like picking poisen.

Anonymous said...

So not fair! Just like I pull up to the intersection, Wawa to the left Sheetz to the right! Oh no, which one???
If i choose Wawa, I post about how horrible Sheetz is. If I choose Sheetz, I can post how horrible Wawa is

Anonymous said...

The costs and travel associated with ECNL and GDA/DA emphasize how the talent pool for elite soccer players in the US is limited to those with significant income. This does not impact the Women's National team as much as the men's because there are more elite female athletes in the US compared to the rest of the world due to Title IX and women don't play football, meaning there are enough elite women who play soccer for the US national team to remain competitive internationally even though the only women in the US who have the chance to play at the ECNL or GDA/DA level are the rich kids. On the men's side, there will never be enough rich kids who are elite athletes and play soccer for the US to have a competitive men's national team. So while the ECNL and GDA/DA groups continue to promote their brands, both are continuing to lead the US on the path of failure at the international level, and push soccer as a sport in the US solely for the rich kids.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit, my kid plays GDA was ECNL and I am not rich, we makes sacrifices for her, but hope to recoup something when college rolls around. Stop with this soccer elitist crap, we ll know you cannot be poor and afford the travel component in either league, or USYS national league, same shit.

Anonymous said...

USYS team playing WAGs, Bethesda, CASL, Disney, Jefferson and PDA. For a PA/NJ/NY parent that equals $1,500 in hotels let's say another $1,500 in travel for a family of 2 so we add the tuition of $2,000 and we are at $5,000.

Probably the same give or take a few bucks for a team doing ECNL or GDA events. As 1:27 said some can afford it but many are hoping for a return when it comes to college for the kid to come out of it with little to no school loans.

Anonymous said...

I dont think I can argue that a showcase or a great tournament at U16 is bad. However, going to 4 showcases is a waste and arrogance - especially if its made "in name of competition". I would rather see a coach organize a high level scrimmage or game locally and be on a friendly terms with a coach from a team that is 100 miles away (not the same tryout pool).

I think its also bad when you do it excessively at U13/U14/U15 - which is where ECNL and GDA are going towards (although GDA just has 2 showcases for U14 from what it seems).

Compare to an ID camp from a college that is just $500-700 and includes 10-12 hours of training, scrimmage - a way better development and exposure value - IMHO.

Finally - how many of the players on an ECNL team remained from U13-U16?

Anonymous said...

Fc bucks, this high school coach can not coach is only concern about her own daughter, this club must remove her from coaching the talk on the side line is how do we get rid of her. This level of soccer should not have mommy coaching.

Anonymous said...

that is always a recipe for disaster when a coach has a kid on the team. I used to bench my kid when she wasn't performing, but not many hold their own more accountable than others. if she wasn't able to handle pressure from her parent coaching and the tougher demands, I would have asked her to be moved to another team. if this parent coach can't be objective, she needs to go to a different team. that's rec league stuff.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't (when coaching) hold your kid "more accountable" than others.

That is also a recipe for disaster - or just simply unfair to someone you love dearly

Treat all fairly and you will be fine. No need to go out of your way to show - "See? I dont favor my kid" - because the yahoos won't see it that way anyway.

Anonymous said...

actually they did. they saw that my kid was deserving of her accolades. so when I expected the same from their kids, they didn't complain at all. they supported it, fully. it was a good experience.

most coaches rely on their better players more. and made my kid stronger mentally as well. it's all good. she loved it, it was successful and she also respected me as a coach as well as a parent. made her a better leader.

Anonymous said...

Are you talking about Fc Bucks Ecnl team if so she can not coach to save her life,nor can she coach high school my daughter played for her and she claims to be the greatest thing that ever coach the game wake up Abby

Anonymous said...

Fc bucks better take a good look at what is going wrong with this coach.Game after game the threats continues coaches should be mentor to girls playing soccer not threating them.

Anonymous said...

Wow, maybe Ecnl should take a good hard look at why we have this kind of coaching . It sounds like this coach can not coach at that level?
Parents should take a stance against ''tihis kind of behavior on the side line.

Anonymous said...

Club needs to take care of this. Why would ECNL get involved? Unless nobody is bringing the issue to the club leaders?

Anonymous said...

I would disagree, the FC Bucks are far more competitive this year.

Anonymous said...

Or perhaps the level of competition dropped?

Anonymous said...

added many new players. Several from LV

Anonymous said...

Love the ECNL tools who think their kids team is great, hello all the best girls went to GDA, except for WCFC, they have no excuses...

Anonymous said...

2:18 you’re a joke . Best players are all not on GDA by choice , but if you need to keep convincing yourself of that go right ahead .

Anonymous said...

FC Bucks ECNL U16 has won only one out seven games and they are -11.
The only win came vs a team with zero wins. I agree with 2:18 itonly looks like an improvement since the best players are with GDA teams and Penn Fusion and Boston Breakers are not in the league. The -11 could easily be over 20. Added players from LV? LV = Lehigh Valley United that plays in the National League?

Anonymous said...

Again with the best players playing at GDA. Take a look at Boston Breakers for example. Not all the players stayed to play GDA. Half the team moved over to FC Boston, Boston Breakers are an average team at best in an average league.

Anonymous said...

Best players in the DA! Did you bother to look at the game scores and standings for all the DA groups? Hawks-whole team not DA and many others stayed ECNL to stay together. The DA is weak, it just spread things out.

Anonymous said...

So easy to bait, you morons are bunch of old fish. Do you get alerts on your phones when someone says something negative about ECNL?? What is the ringtone, theme from Game of Thrones???

Anonymous said...

I would say that the talent split was 60/40 GDA, which was to be expected as it was an inaugural year, we are happy, sorry that you need to bash complete strangers, constantly....

Anonymous said...

thats your opinion, I would say it is 60/40 ECNL. There's a reason why clubs leaving DA. CAn't argue this.

Anonymous said...

There is a reason why kids left ECNL and NPL to join GDA. They will leave ECNL again.

Anonymous said...

Word on the street is that NPL clubs are dumping NPL and joining EDP national league (I.e. switching best teams from NPL to us youth soccer) is NYCSL and EDP NPL dead? I’m assuming only an idiot would send their kid to a second grade north east NPL.

Anonymous said...

9:14 is correct. FC Bucks is much more competitive this year. I know several families on that team and they like the new coach and new players

Anonymous said...

Let's go team all is good now pack your bags we are going on a little trip

Anonymous said...

Most teams will have players (or should I say parents) who do or don't like the coach. From my experience those that don't are not realistic in their child's ability.

We've heard it a million times over.

"He is to tough"
"She doesn't teach tactics"
"My kid should be playing striker"
"He only cares about the top players"

The fact is if your not happy with your child's situation and she is not happy go play somewhere else (at this age it probably should be her decision). None of these clubs own the rights to our kids. Find a place that makes your kid happy!

Anonymous said...

It's May 1st. Which tryouts are you taking your daughter to?

Anonymous said...

we are going to check-out nycfc, we are sick of MFA, this place is toxic///

Anonymous said...

Well, too bad because MFA will get GDA for sure now.

Anonymous said...

The fake coach show up to practice last night the real coach will show her true color after another lost, be ready for another beat down ladies.

Anonymous said...

Just read an email that Michigan Hawks sent to their families about their 2018-2019 programming for 01-04 age groups, so stupid. They will create 2 ECNL teams in each age group, one will play a 10 month season, the other a regular 6 month season, that sounds familiar, hmmmm, hard to believe...just follow the money?

Anonymous said...

Toxic? What makes it Toxic? The club, the players, the families, the coach? Find a strong club that has numbers. We are getting to that age, if you are on a mom and pop team good luck.

Anonymous said...

Not the MF OP, but I think a record of 0-5-3 is a start???

Anonymous said...

646

Many ECNL teams are doing this (2 ECNL teams), since the teams that dropped from DA are doing it.

ECNL had to offer it to entice DA teams back. You don't expect existing ECNL teams not to follow suit, do you?

Anonymous said...

Which is worse for ECNL - big clubs pretending to be better so they can field 2 medium teams, or adding riff raff teams, or having a bloated roster? Unfortunately it’s just another year of ‘change’ and no one knows if it’s for the better or worse.

Anonymous said...

10:37 Would you rather be on a roster of 16 and 8 girls decide they don't want to play anymore? Then what? I bet you wish the club had a bloated roster or 2 medium teams then. We are at the age teams will fold as girls start to realize they are not good enough and would rather do other things than put in the work to get better.

So my question is would you rather have your kid scramble for a team or be at a club that has numbers? these are the most important years if your kid wants to play in college. Be smart

10:10 ECNL are doing two teams one regular and one a composite to make sure kids that want to play in college have a voice and don't have to rely on kids that don't enjoy it anymore to wreck their dreams as well.

Be smart - who cares if rosters are bloated or the teams are not that good still better than the alternative.

Anonymous said...

12:05, you should check a mirror, because you have agenda written on your forehead, smart is as smart does...

Anonymous said...

Are college coaches now morons that cannot evaluate a player for themselves? You think they are so dumb that cannot see a giant bloated roster of so so players for what it is. Get real.

Anonymous said...

1:08 talent obfuscation through brand name recognition.

Anonymous said...

Going back to my question 12:37 and 1:08 and 1:12.

it looks like you guys have the agenda. I will ask my question again.

What's better a roster of 16 split 50/50 between Freshman and Sophomores
or a club that has two teams both with a roster of 24 split 50/50 between Freshman and Sophomores?

If all player continue to play the smaller roster is better no doubt. But what if a few girls decide to stop playing and your roster is below 11 what then? I guess you better hope you have quality at tryouts to replace them if your kid doesn't have a school yet to play for.

Anonymous said...

2:03, I am struggling to find the hidden message in your question, because anyone who feels that 48 girls for 2 teams is either:

A. The club owner
B. Anthony Travel
C. 2:03

Anonymous said...

3:57 love it - the correct answer is "C".

A. 48 girls on two teams is much, agreed. Let's fast forward. 24 of those girls are now seniors and of the 24 girls 12 don't want to play anymore. That leaves the club with 36 girls for two teams, better.

B. 16 girls on a team. Let's fast forward. 8 of those girls are now seniors and of the 8 girls 4 don't want to play anymore. That leaves the club with 12 girls for one teams. This is ideal - but it's to close to the team folding. A little to dangerous for me. Just my opinion

Anonymous said...

I get it, but you seem to have some inside info, are there girls over there dropping like flies??

Anonymous said...

What are you idiots talking about? This is the 2002 U-16 blog soon to be U-17. There are no girls leaving because they are Seniors. Also, if your talking about PDA, a very few will leave and go to a DA team such as the crappy Cedar Stars team because they aren’t committed because they aren’t playing. If your an 02 and you suck your not gonna play so you leave and team shop where you can find a team that will play you duh! With three teams two at ECNL there will be 60 kids 20 per team. See you at tryouts tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

maybe the tryouts will be postponed due to thunder so we can continue this discussion. How many 2002 across current teams?

Anonymous said...

Teams already figured out....

Anonymous said...

So, no need to attend tryouts. No one gets picked from tryouts anyways!

Anonymous said...

Exactly. If you didn't the call, then you have the answer.

Anonymous said...

Big mix at 02 pda north tryouts. Mostly pda players though. They need 40 players to field two ECNL. And 18 for npl. There was about 60 there.

Anonymous said...

Well make sure your little Susie isn’t one of them thanks for coming!

Anonymous said...

I counted 58 exactly. Susie will not be cut!!! Best day ever!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sidelines were full of creepy dads counting girls....

Anonymous said...

Coaches spotted a creepy dad checking out other dads...

Anonymous said...

and a creepy mom checking out other dads

Anonymous said...

and someone just named Creepy. A few in clown outfits too (not just acting like clowns). Gonna be an interesting year.

Go PDA. which now stands for Passed on the Development Academy. good luck ECNLer's

Anonymous said...

8:18 I don't understand "to field two ECNL" teams and NPL. There was about 60 there at 02 tryout.

Outsider here, it was my understanding that the 01's would not have an 01 team anymore they would have two 01/00 teams - one regular and 1 composite.
Are you saying some ECNL clubs will have two 02 ECNL teams?

Anonymous said...

PDA management informed the club that PDA will be fielding 2 ECNL teams in the next season based on some previous posts.

Anonymous said...

2 ECNL teams and an NPL? Oh that's right ECNL will be tiered; two levels. So and A and B level/ECNL. Are the kids allowed to travel up and down? Since they are ALL ECNL is there a roster lock date or playoffs are when that will happen? Channeling Barry Manilow now: Mike O...I write the rules that make the whole league mine;
I write the rules for special teams;
I write the rules that make the young girls and parents cry;
I write the rules. I write the rules. I am ECNL and I write the rules.......

Sorry slow day at work.

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe, but US Soccer is bigger than PDA, sorry....

https://www.soccerwire.com/news/clubs/youth-girls/six-girls-da-clubs-expand-to-compete-in-frontier-development-league/

Anonymous said...

At U14 someone floating a rumor that PDA GDA kids are running to CSA. Who knows if this true or not, but with the reports of low tryout turn-out it will drive rumors and thoughts ‘what if I’m missing out on this’

Anonymous said...

2:51 wow - so creating a GDA related structure (that provides on-ramp to GDA) that works on the same development principles and allows participation in the National League? Totally legitimizes National League as a definite second level competition in my eyes. Good or bad

Huge.

Anonymous said...

The bear got poked one time too many....

Anonymous said...

Wait, 2 ecnl teams up north? A PDA South parent told me they had a meeting and were told the second ecnl team was going to be the south team? Is PDA getting 3 ecnl teams?

Anonymous said...

Until there is an official press release from ECNL y’all just have to have a little more faith. It’s just letters.

Anonymous said...

Ya South parent is wrong. Both teams are out of the North.

Anonymous said...

Now is the time to take you and your kid and leave FC bucks coach

Anonymous said...

6:50 pm -- My daughter plays on this 02 FC Bucks team. Just for identifying purposes, this is her second year on the team and she doesn't play a whole game. They have come along way since last year. Its still not good but it is an improvement. I'm not going to defend the coach, as a grown up they can do that themselves, but leave the damn kid alone!!! In fact, instead of posting on a public why don't you speak to the coach or have your daughter ask for her player pass and leave!!

Anonymous said...

9:18, that would require the one attribute that most poster on this board lack, courage. Honestly, care less about the deer people, nothing new here folks, just move along...but yes they should just leave.

Anonymous said...

9:18 don't worry about what people say. It doesn't matter if this year's team is better than last year's. Enjoy the post season push for your kid, they are right there just need a few wins.

Showcase Qualifiers
1 Crossfire Premier ECNL U16 1.22
2 Concorde Fire ECNL U16 1.22
3 SLSG-IL ECNL U16 1.17
4 Davis Legacy ECNL U16 1.17
5 Albertson Fury ECNL U16 1.17
6 Richmond United ECNL U16 1.15
7 Dallas Texans ECNL U16 1.15
8 East Meadow SC ECNL U16 1.07
9 Santa Rosa United U16 1.05
10 Vardar ECNL U16 1.00
11 Sereno SC ECNL U16 1.00
12 Solar SC ECNL U16 0.95
13 Del Mar Sharks ECNL U16 0.94
14 Continental FC U16 0.92
15 Match Fit Academy U16 0.81
16 Colorado Storm ECNL U16 0.80
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17 FC Bucks ECNL U16 0.77

Anonymous said...

Nice to see MFA at the bottom of the barrel, exactly where they belong!

Anonymous said...

That's so childish!

Anonymous said...

What showcase qualifier list is that and from where?

Anonymous said...

Well it is probably a child writing it so that would be as expected.

Anonymous said...

List is for ECNL event near Seattle.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about Seattle, really?? B-league games at best, C-league for most.

Anonymous said...

then Girls DA would be the D league.

Anonymous said...

D is for dominant, check-mate.

Anonymous said...

Heard that the 03 WC encl. team played NYCFC 03 team and lost 8-0, is that truth??

Anonymous said...

D is for Dysfunctional League, Check mate.

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