They are left out. Plenty long gone by this age. But there are thousands left with the $$$ and talent to fill the rosters so on it goes.
2:00 if it was that easy. our country is huge and covers many miles. Who can support paying for so many players that play this beautiful game? yeah it's easy to say pay to play league. The GDA will be offer free rides to it's top players. If a player is in need of tuition and they are a top player they will play for free. No player that is number 20 in the pyramid will play for free that much is a given, aren't scholarships given to player that can make a difference just like in college soccer, not because you need it. 2:37 so you are telling me a player that would be roster depth would get a scholarship? Scholarships are for the top players simple if they need it or not.
TC canceled for PA. Another reason why the GDA will be so much more efficient in evaluating players. TC's are once a month and haven't even been that lately. One cancellation after another. Pointless at least for the 02's who are out of it in a couple months.
2:59 - sure. I think they may get something if they are good enough to make the roster. Maybe help with uniforms, etc. I think clubs/teams like to be altruistic. AND, if that little engine that could develops further, then it's the icing on the cake.
3:23 That I would have a problem with as a paying customer. If my daughter has more skill but I have to pay because I make more money well my money doesn't grow on a tree either.The GDA teams should rank players on their roster and the list should be made public to the team players 1-10 Play for Free everyone else pays. The rankings should be done every 5 months since it is a 10 month season. Then everybody knows where they sit and no one has any gripes if they stay. If your kid is at the bottom suck it up or leave and let someone else try.
NYCFC DA will not be free, they told us already, @2K, something about a late start, and NYCFC not budgeting for it, right. Its more like they don’t want to pay Kaz, so the teams will suck-up the cost. IF THE BOYS ARE FREE, THE GIRLS SHOULD BE FREE.
Try cedar stars. That one has said it will be fee free.
4:28 - so you would begrudge a kid who isn't as blessed getting a shirt or shorts and a pair of socks? Harsh.
Cedar Stars, hmmm, what MLS team are they with? I think the coaching and training at NYCFC will be the best in the entire GDA, so if your daughter makes a team, I would quickly accept a spot. There are many advantages to their program, which I will not mention here, but needless to say, the college scouts will be lining-up.
That sounds like a truly dreadful set up. they could call themselves the fighting resentments.
Heard PDA South gets the 14th spot in ECNL to round out the league. That will be tough on Matchfit for sure
Next season, ECNL = second tier. Why do they want to?
5:12 PMI agree, If the boys DA is free and subsidized by US soccer the Girls DA should be the same. If not they should not start it. Apparently there must be a cost associated with boys DA due to the availability of a scholarship for a select group. it is based on need not ability:http://www.ussoccerda.com/scholarship-program
They are just opening themselves up for a lawsuit.
There is no 14th team in Northeast Conference of ECNL for '17-'18Cool your jets PDA
What law is being violated?
I'm not sure, I know there is something on books about equality.Let me guess, the men's team makes more money.I agree with that, but this level does not.Just saying, may be an issue....
910 I believe next draft will move McClean to the Northeast ECNL to make it 14 and keep the Region 1 logistics similar to ODP, NTC and other identification process. Unless PF decides in one year and re-instates themselves. There goes my question does anyone know since PF will not have ECNL/NPL what league will the 2nd tier players play at? National League, EDP, Etc.
8:40 I know it states that it is based on need not ability:You are now the DOC - which player do you take.You Roster is 24 and you have 10 scholarships.Players 1-10 are currently in NT campsA few players tried out for the team, they are need based, so the only way they play is if they get a scholarship. They are not top 10 and can be replaced by paying customers of equal ability - what do you do?
yes, cedar stars is soliciting for sure. See what happens, maybe not this year but summer and beyond will be interesting who takes the carrot for DA opp at Cedar Stars. PDA only team from NJ sending kids to NT. it has to do with Mike, head coach at Rutgers, Rutgers is top program. Remember it is always about who you know, what strings you can pull etc. PDA is flushed with cash and the best of the best. But you can find players like this at top brackets at Jeff Cup, CASL lets say at least top two brackets in any age group. They just choose not to move to pda.
12:40 PMPick the teaam based on ability and as part of the registration the player's parents apply based on the Scholarship requirments. If they are turned down they have the option to pay or decline the offer and you call #25 to see if they are still interested. A coach will not know at a tryout if a player can afford the fees. I also belive DA is more open ended so adding players at any time would not be an issue. Now if you are saying what would a coach do to build a team (not develop players) he/she would entice best players with scholarships and we are back at a failing system. The pyriamid to privlidge is starting to come into play everywhere. Who is not treated equal according to social dictates can claim exclusion based on orientation, color, social circumstances, US soccer is jumping on the bandwagon and will begin to seek out the athletes currently exempt because of availbale dollars or Urban locations. If the girls DA can diversify by offering scholarships to those players who are outside the fences they will over achieve to make it so.
Totally off the current GDA/ECNL topic. Did anyone watch the CSN special "Tomboy" Interesting opinions forced by the show. The leading interviewee was Billy Jean King, Lindsey Vonn contributed as well. No really big names after that. Basically stated that there is very little opportunity for girls to participate in sports. I saw it as very slanted and more of a victim complex than a treatise on how girls become empowered through participating in sports. I am not raising my daughter to be a victim and cry foul at every perceived equality issue. I feel like a girl watching this show and deciding to continue in sports would most likely come to the conclusion that it isn’t worth it. The show blames sports for bullying, body image issues, and isolation. They did not offer any path forward or perspective of where girls/women have truly succeeded. Maybe this was the hypothesis episode and they will have others to address all of the claims made??
What is Matchfit's big announcement they have been hinting at on Twitter for weeks? Are they getting back into the GDA game?
They are merging with cedar stars. Most people already know this.
Glad we left when we did. Not sure how merging with CS can help them, but I wish them luck
4:51, so how is life over at WCFC, are you enjoying the longer commute?
Not at WC. Try again
And what would be wrong if you were?
I'd be much happier than you
Any word on GDA tryouts tomorrow night in Orangreburg, are they really still on????
I contacted the email@example.com email address and was told they would be sending out an email today canceling them. You have to be registered to get their emails though. More snow likely tomorrow
McLean won't be moved to the Northeast ECNL to make it 14. The divisions are set up to match when the high school soccer season is. The mid-Atlantic division is comprised of states that play high school soccer in the Spring.
wow, MF going to Cedar stars. Wow. Who is next is all i can say?
1145 Wrong! The ECNL teams in Maryland(Bethesda & MD United) have HS season in the fall. So it will be interesting to see if those clubs tell them Club team is priority over HS.
1:46, how freaking stupid are you? Nothing you said contradicted what I wrote. McLean will be in the Mid-Atlantic division, which is comprised of teams in states with Spring HS soccer. Bethesda and Md United will be in the Northeast Division; despite their proximity to the Virginia teams, they are in a different conference because they play HS soccer in the Fall. http://www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com/2017/03/14/ecnl-announces-initial-2017-2018-girls-membership/I can only explain this to you; I can't comprehend it for you.
1:46 was the ex-MF guy, who is denying he went to WC, but he actually did, and who is also an expert in geography based on his own personal experiences. I think, therefore I spam....
2:51 I am the EX-Matchfit guy who is denying going to WC, because I did not go to WC. Sorry, you seem to have all your ex-parents confused. Must be too many to keep up with. And no, I did not comment about any other clubs. Enjoy your new Green Jerseys
Nobody cares where you wentBut if you want to keep talking we will judge your team for you.Approaching the 5K post break just in time.
Everybody wears green on St. Paty’s day, where you been, besides WC?
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2:58 X-Match Fit is now a PDA Player.
Funny how everyone hates PDA, but everyone good always ends up there. And the ones that leave always regret it.
NYCFC DA tryouts postponed due to low turn out - not the snow. Follow the pattern people - PDA DA tryouts - postponed. NYCFC - postponed. Match Fit - exit. CSA - postponed. No interest at all.
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Wildcats have been silenced. Thank god.
Kitty Cats are a wreck and got wrecked! Guess the coach cant sit in his chair smoking cigars during the game that cocky d bag.
Cocky d bag is an understatement.
Another blow to wildcats. Rush and pipeline too. We won't hear from them anytime soon.
Rush and pipeline got a beat down!!
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Not to defend Rush or Wildcats but they just played in front of 50 D1 coaches.
Lol 50 D1 coaches what game were you looking at? I hope that is full on sarcasm!
Funny, but not a good time to play like that, even if there were 15. I'm seeing about 6 to 10 a game. Saw the games and sloppy soccer. Kick and run is getting old.
You play an ECNL team like FC Virginia or PDA you will have 30-50 D1 coaches there.
Coaches are there to see players not teams. So the fact is some of the girls from those teams are being recruited by D1 teams.
The got soccer top teams didn't do so well when the going gos tough. Good news is that we don't listen to them put down ecnl clubs and talk about how great they are. Good news, you will be home early tomorrow.
Pipeline dominated the first half against PF but they had the better second half and found net.
Bracket B is weak. Who cares. The winner will emerge from bracket A.
There were 15-20 coaches today at the top bracket games (PDA, Pipelin, etc). Some of the top D1 schools like UVA, Penn State, Duke. The lower brackets had about half that's many.
I wonder if they thought the same about pipeline game? What happened in first game?
9:19...not a parent from either Pipeline of Cleveland here. But watched first half of game. Pipeline outplayed CFC for the first 25+ mins and was winning 1-0. Then CFC scored on a counter attack, and started to believe. Then the game was more even and CFC scored on another counter. Then with about a minute left in the half a CFC player hit a great shot from distance, just crush it. Pipeline went into half down 3-1 after controlling most of the half and having more chances. I didn't watch second half but Pipeline looked in shock at half.
Damn dude, have you thought about a career in color commentary??I would listen to you all day long, good stuff.
Why would you even try and defend a 5 to 1 beat down.
Hey. The commentary is better than Alexy Lalas'. Pipe down. I appreciate it.
8:53...not trying to defend. Impartial third party and figured I would share for those not there.
Dedication to get there to watch first half at 8am.
Penn Fusion takes top bracket!
Really. According to GOTSOCCER, it should have been wildcats or rush.
I hope these parent are okay, havnt heard from them all weekend....
Looks like the kitty kats are done. Guess the fresh blood just won't cut it. They'll never be the same. RIP kittens.
Pda showcase acceptances are out. U14-u17 cedar stars teams all rejected from top college showcase of the year in region 1.
Didnt see any of their teams at jefferson cup this weekend in competitive flight either. Where were matchfit teams this weekend.
Didnt Match Fit go under or get sold.
They lost their GDA slot but not aure if they lost ECNL
They gave up GDA and good call. They will be at PDA showcase soon. Don't see crush or CSA teams.
PDA blackballed Cedar Stars teams from PDA Showcase and supposedly used their influence to block Cedar Stars Teams at Jefferson Cup. It is going to get even uglier moving forward.
CRUSH never gets into PDA, wonder why?
Just Match Fit SJEB and Wildcats from NJ accepted to PDA Showcase.
What about Bergen girls, any sight of them?
There will be plenty of crush girls at PDA. All the ones that left.
All about getting showcased for college now. Its time to hope our girls play well in the next year at the few shoecases remaining in that time and find a good school and be committed by this time next year. Then ee can relax.
@922 you are spot on for many U15/02's there is only ECNL AZ and PDA Showcase left before the inaugural sophomore year race to commit. By this time next year many of the 02's either playing DA or ECNL have already been getting offers or standing offers just awaiting to see player I'm a game. To think 3 months(Apr,May,Jun) to go left of the season then many will be off for a month before HS or GDA start up. Like I said it's gonna be a race for many Freshman or even 8th graders.
Also dont discount influence of both PDA And Jefferson Cup being sponsored by Nike. I am sure Nike is also going to obstruct Cedar Stars because they dont want to help Capelli Soccer Aparrel and Clothing.
Yes and only PDA Showcase left for NPL Teams this year to be seen.
Boo Hoo! We didn't get into the premier east coast showcase! We were blackballedby PDA! It takes more then got soccer points and low tier wins to make the premier Showcases kids!
Plethora of college coachhes attending PDA Showcase will make what you saw at Jefferson Cup look sparce.
Well if you look at the PDA showcase Acceptance list 941 post makes a valid point. Only U15,16,17 age groups for showcasing that means for many Freshman it's two more years left of playing club soccer.
Sounds like a good weekendTell me when your daughter plays her five minutes so I dont miss it.
Yes you will see all the colleges from coast to coast at PDA Showcase as well as the top clubs and teams all the way from California and Texas. JjJust Look at acceptance list for u15-u17 teams
if its true that PDA cherry picks the teams and black balls others (e.g. selection of poorly ranked NPL teams in the mix) then is probably a good case of why DA came to exist.
Some teams are still being added.Weekend results will be followed by phone calls to PAC for invite...
PAC? They were beat handily in all their games. Phone isn't ringing.Can we now stop with the Wildcat and NJ Rush nonsense that they are the top teams in the area / country please. Watched parts of their games this weekend and they are certainly not top level in the region. Love those Gotsoccer points :)
They have moved on. You won't hear from them,
Starting Gk and 3 starting attacking midfielders were out injured. Just sayin...
First games since Fall for some. Relax.
Happy Monday!!!This is the best part of tournaments....love all the game commentaries and excuses that follow!!!
828 - really, that's all you got. You would have been all over this board if you had done well. Let's just hope PDA put you in the right bracket. I don't think they believe in GS.
Bracket B is weak. Who cares. The winner will emerge from bracket A.March 25, 2017 at 8:47 PMGood call.
I have to point out, Jeff Cup did a very poor job with their flights. Many pointed out CASL broke up ECNL teams from rest of pack and this was suck a bad thing. I would have to disagree after this weekend. After watching our age group, many teams in the top flights did not belong. Point chasers, got top spots. Very disappointing. Happy for our team, we lost and did not belong personally.
Perhaps you're right. On the other hand, it's not a bad thing to see how clubs match up to ECNL teams. Defnitely gives the coach some points to work on...
How can teams in the top flights give up double digit goals in 3 games? What a waste of time for everyone in that flight I agree poor job. PAC was never a top team EM I guess not as good with just 02 like they were last year.
It helped get a lot of our girls more playing time in the showcase. Could have been worse.
What will you people do in just a few short years when your kids are no longer playing club soccer and you suddenly have no reason to come on here bragging and bashing. It's pathetic.
Not all of us have ecnl in our back yard and prefer not to waste away our life or that of our child's in a car getting to one. Quality of life or better youth soccer team? To each his own.
There is always going to be a better team than yours out there.Some of you parents need to stop living vicariously through your kids.Oh my bad....here's the definition:vi·car·i·ous·lyvəˈkerēəslē,vīˈkerēəslē/adverbin a way that is experienced in the imagination through the actions of another person."she was living vicariously through her children"
12:48 yes and they come on blog and go after teams who regularly beat down their Little Suzy's Team or ex-coaches who didn't start them.
Wildcats are playing the best with many college coaches in attendance. Not 15, but at least 10 with Oakwood and FC Virginia and even Albertson had many DI coaches in attendance. Team managers walk around and track them. Oakwood wins final 6-4. 10 goals. Many 5-1 scores, 5-3 pda storm win. Things are changing. BYC has much to do with that. ECNL is the place to be. Oakwood was mostly DA kids btw. So they took the best 18 to Jeff Cup and all DA kids. They scored like a million goals to win 2nd bracket. Not surprised when you find out what "really" happened. I have to look back, but cannot remember in last 3-4 years such high scoring top brackets. Typically 2-1 2-0 1-0 even. Look at Bethesda and CASL. I see at Bethesda PF tied Wildcats, is that same team that won top bracket at Jeff cup? This will be crazy spring and PDA tournament will be good for 3 NJ teams involved. Much college exposure. And yes Cedar Stars black balled.
ECNL has an expiration date approaching.
2-1 loss vs FC Virginia ECNL in last game this weekend shows Wildcats will compete fine in non-ECNL bracket at PDA which will have a separate bracket for ECNL Teams same as was the case at CASL Event.
What is ecnl expiration date?
Unless DA, like Oakwood, or ECNL, it is hard to compete against these ECNL and/or DA clubs. They have 18 players, all 7 subs are just as good as kids coming off bench. I have stated before on blog that options for ecnl in Central Jersey are limited. Again, if I am correct, it is PDA Storm, MF and that is it at U15 girls side. I guess you can do PDA Shore and make believe you are real PDA. Or Cedar Stars to attempt DA. Otherwise drive to PA, NY for Albertson ecnl or WC for ecnl. Or join the SJEB/Rush program down south. Hence why wildcats attract decent players on girls side from U13-WPL
Agree with poster about non-ecnl brackets. Best thing at this point for non-ecnl teams. Then the DA teams will also be sorted out for tournaments as you cannot have a team like Oakwood playing a team like Wildcats. Great for Kittens, but horrible for Oakwood. If my girl was on kittens I would be very, very, very happy with being in front of those teams. That is what most miss who are trashing the kittens. Don't you want your girl to play the best, the best in the country? well the kittens just did, just like Pipeline etc.
2:28Ask the DA lol
I think we all want the ecnl as back up, even you NPL parents. Next year you will love ecnl and hate the da.
NPL parents just love ECNL. Thank you PDA for inviting non affiliated ECNL teams to showcase!
Would you rather not have a club like PDA in NJ? Ecnl has done so much for elite girls soccer players over past few years. It was tough in the beginning, takes years to build a league like this. GDA is in for long road ahead, I just hope my last one gets committed before we have to commit to them.
118 - what league and club do you play for? Let me guess, we will all lol.
Can you read?
I think you need to read down as well. @118 is a ecnl hater.
Heard the coach from Maximus is going to PSA/stallions merger. Is his team following? That's going to hurt Cedar Star/ Crush merger. All these clubs merging. It's getting crazy
9:52 if you cant read a press release from PSA... damn.
9:16 Maybe idiot just isn't their language.12:48 exactly
Top 20 NJ teams not in Va. this weekend but playing in Baltimore:-FC Berna Legacy wins top flight, 1-0 final over Southeast SC of Connecticut(Legacy 2-1 over Wall in round play) (Also 4-0 EDP win over NJ Wildcats last week not too shabby)-Wall, NJ Elite and Mt. Laurel in top flight but did not advance(NJ Elite 0-0 tie with Mt Laurel in round play) (Legacy 2-1 over Wall in round play)
Baltimore, ok, take deep breath. At U15 if still at Baltimore is your kid going to get scholarship? Should you at the least be at Jeff cup in some type of bracket. Are any college coaches at Baltimore at all? signed - disgruntled parent stuck in Baltimore again.
LOL @ 12:40 posting that after midnight. Next up for all those teams is Tuckahoe Farm tournament & then Fort Dix. All major community college scouts will be there with few Div3 sprinkled in.
Have to agree with 950am. Tuckahoe on girls side, fort dix is the old days. at U15 you should be at Randalls in summer/Thanksgiving, Bethesda, Jeff Cup, PDA showcase, Eclipse, CASL, Disney. If not DI dreams I think are shot, unless others can say it ain't so? This is East Coast. So anything West of Chicago I am not talking about. At the least attend some of these events starting at U15?? Now on boys side, my son is 12, Tuckahoe may work for few more years with EDP stuff.
And great for FC Berna beating Wildcats. Have to hand it to them. I always thought FC Berna club has good U15/16 teams. Just far from where we live. Certainly the byc has changed many things and we will see that. It changed many things for better or worse for some clubs. The smaller the club the more it hurt it with ability to draw great players and finding keepers and having 03 play with 02.
So those tournaments aren't Jeff cup but did you guys look at college coach lists before you posted your ecnl pompous ass comments?
11:27 this bit of news was in the press release. Heard from coaches wife's friend. Maximus doesn't offer him anything. PSA helps though
I dont think princeton is merging with stallions but maximus is merging with them.
Have been to the baltimore event. There are no D1 college coaches there.They are all at jeff cup.
I find it interesting that after one of larger and more competitive tournaments on the east coast the chatter on this blog has been minimal. In years past the results would be posted during the tournament as games were going on. Looking at the results it's easy to see why it's quiet. Wildcats sucked, PDA's teams didn't make finals (what happened to the dragons?)and MF was denied entry(rightfully so). So either this blog misses the 2001 parents or the above listed clubs are our usual entertainment.
RUSH and pipeline sucked too. They have come up from age group change, but they like to talk big game. When they win.
Congrats to Penn Fusion's ECNL and NPL teams! Both won their brackets. Also great job by World Class, STA and SDFC, at least some of the teams were successful out there
2:01I do believe the BYC affected this blog for sure. The 2002s seem to be a kinder, gentler bunch, but the 2001s had some characters for sure. Wildcats 01 and 02 teams are not top level. I have seen both. PDA 02 teams did "ok" at Jeff Cup. Looks like a combined 7-3-3 with only Ajax winning their flight. They had teams in flights 1,3,4,7. Looks like the BYC affected the Dragons, which surprises. Why was MF not at Jeff Cup?
Not true 3:31, what affected the Dragons was WC, and their only goal was a gift....
So many of the next tier players jumped ship from PDA to WC? Interesting. Didn't realize that.
2:01 you are correct. No doubt byc is a big part. The teams that do well this spring are programs that put an effort into building a solid team.
World Classless lol you beat a NPL team! Lets see what you do against other ECNL teams at PDA showcase.
Cmon your PDA. That's unacceptable losing to an ECNL team. For being the best at everything it's amazing that such a thing can happen. Very impressive win over classics. Stand proud. I knew it wouldnt take long to whack the PDA bee hive. Here they come! The blog is back!! How dare we call out the almighty?
WOW, 7:16. I posted a congratulations to the teams who won. My kid doesn't play on any of those teams. Why would you attack any of them. Grow up. The girls who drove for hours to go to VA to play in perhaps their first games of the season, should all be proud. The winners deserve a little extra shout out. Don't be a jerk. By the way, why would they have to wait until the PDA Showcase to play other ECNL teams? Just shows what an idiot you are. How did your daughters team do?
If people don't know PDA Showcase will only have 14 ECNL teams grouped together for those who got accepted back in the fall. The rest of the ECNL teams like Penn Fusion will play in regular showcase brackets, so many of you non-ECNL teams may see them again at the that showcase. The 14 ECNL teams that will be grouped together can be found here.http://www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com/competition/national-events/ecnl-new-jersey-2/Also no GS points so no crying over that anymore for us gotta worry about showcasing here on out. Jeff Cup was the last hoorah for crowning medals and trophies.
World Class your coach is a douche lets see how well you guys do enjoy!
Why is the WC coach a douche, what did he do??
MF lost many players to World Class with his departure in this age group, many players also left for PDA.
what does 'BYC" mean?
Anybody go to the NYCFC GDA tryouts? Heard there were some strong players, any info??
So it's obvious the "douche" is a parent of someone at his old club.
Yes my daughter went to the tryouts. I saw a lot of NYSC girls there.Pretty good turnout despite the short notice. One goalie was amazing, not sure where she was from. this was supposedly the first of 3 or 4 from what I was told.
I'd guess it was the US camp invite keeper formerly of NYSC and now with WC ECNL '01
Could also have been either of the two current natl team roster goalies too - both local and may be being recruited over to nysc. Surprised the goalie was the only one to stick out - usually only the coaches notice that type of play - because everyone watches their daughter and the positions they are up against...
Being recruited to NYSC???HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....good one!
What is so funny about that. I know of a bunch in the lower age group they want over. I would consider leaving the golden child to move over, almost same distance. I think and hope this club will do really well and no history with them.
If you don’t know by now, you never will, its not my job to educate you, read a book.
NYSC cannot stop the bleeding, their best 02’s, and soon best 03’s, will ALL be on WC ECNL teams next year. Its more of a self-glorified town club these days, their best days are behind them...
9:25 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....good one!
7:53. My son is a goalie and that is probably why that player stood out. She could have been the national team invite. I guess she just caught my eye because I am so used to focusing on goalies lol. Plenty of talent there. Girls looked very comfortable with the ball at their feet. There were one or two who were out of their league, but for the most part, the girls could all play.
3 QUICK points, but important if you have attention span to listen for all fathers/mothers on this blog at this age grouping: 1- Most doc's and Coaches are arrogant, hence why they win. It just depends on how they treat your daughter. And you know what, let your daughters grow up a little. 2- ECNL and DA cannot compete with NPL or lower. ECNL teams bring 18 players, all or most are going DI or II, especially 'A' team, and 7 sub at a clip, and the 7 going in are just as good as 7 going out. You "used" to be able to do this, however with byc change and ECNL getting stronger, with back up NPL teams you are in trouble trying to compete with ECNL.3- Try and play to have fun, if your daughter is good enough she will have - no fear, - step to ball hard - and do something in each match that is different/high level that is noticeable.
Dear Dick-head, AKA 9:25, are you the NYSC DOC? Otherwise, you are a fool, and throwing your money away on an average-at-best NPL Club, save the laughter for their invoices.
Sorry, my bad, 9:49, that post was for you amigo.
Interesting to see the kick and run point chasing teams (rush and cherry hill)come back from VA with no points or trophies. All those years of poor coaching have caught up with them. Can't blame birth year mergers for inability to play as a team. That's all on the coaches.
1247 why bring those teams into a conversation on here, they did what they and was successful for years. I'm sure they will figure out the next steps to get better as a team so stop hating.
Saw something funny. Post said MFA was not accepted. Untrue, Club puts out schedule in August for year and none of their teams were slated for this tourney. The 2002s at MFA are obviously gonna be hurt with the move to Denville and the departure of all those kids to WCFC. They will take their lumps, but still have a decent team with some real good players. Club is scaling back travel, no need for these teams to be driving to Richmond in March, when they all fly to AZ in a week. My guess is results in late spring will be pretty good.
thanks 821. I always liked MF and coaches. We guested with them couple of times during summer of course. Are they merging with Cedar Stars?
821. I still believe Jeff Cup you have to go to. We went U14 and now 15. this year fields full of college coaches. I have been to a few showcases. At Jeff Cup you are bumping into college coaches left and right. This is the spot. AZ should be very good of course for ecnl. But I think, not much East coast coaches will be there. My daughter wants to stay east coast and most on the blog I am sure want that as well.
9:39, no idea but I call BS on that rumor.
MF is no longer relevant either way.
I am not a fan of MF or its coaches. ECNL Coaches\directors only bring in players that have been trained elsewhere. DOC and ECNL director do not develop. This is why we left. My child did not learn one thing from those coaches besides playing EVERY practice with no instruction.
941 Sorry ECNL AZ will have plenty of East coast Schools in attendance. Again do your research many of the same were are Jeff Cup so if they targeting players on a ECNL roster they get to see them twice Jeff Cup and ECNL AZ. https://tgs.totalglobalsports.com/public/collgecoachattending.aspx?eid=329
Oh well... we feel differently and are likely on our way to Match Fit for next season. OPPORTUNITY knocking. I think plenty of top players not playing DA will be responding.
What's the opportunity at MFA? I'm serious here.
Match Fit sends out an email to database threatening all players if they are seen, heard at tryouts they will be bench basically. Nice club to be a part of, I am seriously looking to leave next year. Very disappointing to date, many promises that I was lead to believe would happen. Let's say, nothing came true. I believe opportunity is a minimal at Match Fit
Back it up and post it.
don't need to, we all have the email
Crush has openings for your kid that cant crack the line up
I did not and very happy there, can you let it go troll.
"Many promises that I was led to believe would happen"Like what? DA?you stayed at Match Fit and now are pissed off that they did not join the DA system?OK, I get it.2 Jersey teams await your appearance at their DA sessions. I dont think not moving to PDA for 2016 affects your DA chances with them in 2017. But thats just me.
In NY/NJ/PA you can see who hates GDAOld WorldECNLNY - WC - 1st teamNY - EM - 1st teamNY - Albertson - 1st teamNJ - PDA - 1st teamNJ - MF - 1st teamPA - PF -1st teamPA - Bucks - 1st teamPA - Delco -1st teamNorthEast NPLNY - WC - 2nd teamNY - EM - 2ndteamNY - Albertson - 2nd teamNJ - PDA South -2nd teamNJ - PDA North -3rd teamPA - PF -2nd teamPA - Bucks - 2nd teamPA - Delco -2nd teamNEW World NYGDANY - FC Fury NY Bay Shore, N.YNY - Long Island SC Plainview, NYNY - New York City FC Orangeburg, N.Y.NJ - Cedar Stars Academy - MonmouthNJ - Sky Blue - PDAPA - PA Classics PA - Penn Fusion ECNLNY - WC - 2nd teamNY - EM - 2ndteamNY - Albertson - 2nd teamNJ - PDA - 2nd teamNJ - MF - 1st teamPA - Bucks - 1st teamPA - Delco -1st teamNorthEast NPLNY - WC - 3rd teamNY - EM - 3rd teamNY - Albertson - 3rd teamNJ - PDA South -3rd teamNJ - PDA North -4th teamPA - Bucks - 2nd teamPA - Delco -2nd team
revised - sorryNorthEast NPLNY - WC - 3rd teamNY - EM - 3rd teamNY - Albertson - 3rd teamNJ - PDA South -3rd teamNJ - PDA North -4th teamNJ - MF - 2nd teamPA - Bucks - 2nd teamPA - Delco -2nd team
The only group that hates GDA based on the above analysis are the high school coaches?Do the 1st and 2nd teams ever scrimmage each other - is there such a huge difference (eg more than 2 goals)?
Are there web sites or tryouts announced for these 2 clubs? When you go to GDA site the info is TBDNY - FC Fury NY Bay Shore, N.YNY - Long Island SC Plainview, NY
Maybe poster is right about ecnl in AZ having more or the same coaches as jeff cup. I still think if you are east coast team, you have to go to Jeff cup in VA. It is nice mix for non-ecnl and ecnl. I have a slight theory that ecnl does not want to play non-ecnl for fear of losing and being embarrassed. If that happens parents are like "why am I on ecnl and traveling all over country and losing to non-ecnl"
Come on east coast coaches in AZ are there to see west coast players (any east coast players in the same game is a bonus).You go to AZ for the west coast/mid america schools to see east coast players.I agree 10:29 with that statement now. Before GDA I would have had issues with it. 2017/2018 ECNLs teams will not be better than 2017/2018 NL teams, they will just play in their own league with no outsiders, where NL is open to anyone that qualifies. Keep in mind players need the passes.ECNL - US Club pass -nly ECNL cluns no NPL clubs or other US Club teams not ECNLNL - USYS pass open to any USYS team that qualifies and played in any USYS league.10:00 One is EM and the other Albertson even though they say they are not wink wink. World Class and PDA just affiliated with NYCFC and Sky Blue to work around - some know how to play the game and some are learning.It's all it your sales pitch - because if it's good we all buy into it.
This popped up last week on the back-of-the-net (for 10:29 poster "ecnl does not want to play non-ecnl for fear of losing and being embarrassed"):----Tomorrow, March 21 ECNL will meeting on these issues, and on Wednesday, march 22, US Soccer will be meeting to discuss the violations and partnerships.These are closed door meetings of ECNL and GDA leadership to specifically discuss certain clubs "splitting" off ECNL or GDA to avoid being subject to the two year rule.There is a rule that IF a club has both ECNL and GDA, within two years, they must generate a minimum number of YNT players, or else, they have to give up either ECNL or GDA. SO, to get around this rule, clubs are rebranding either their ECNL or GDA franchises. Meetings with ECNL and US Soccer this week to deal with the "splitters".-----Sounds like the standard will be "how many kids got the invite" - which, again, smells of nepotism. Also, we have to acknowledge that invites can be based on politically motivated coaches and not independent bodies.Extremely disappointed in DA/ECNL politics. I'm not even sure if the DA "play" rules and guidelines have even been established - can anyone confirm that?
All the DA squabbles will be immaterial once 2 key regions reach critical mass in US. If Southern California and Texas go to DA - that will constitute the 2 key pull points for success - they have multiple strong teams that would draw the college coaches and the rest of the talent.It seems that other regions are somewhat uneven, and one-two teams per region going to ECNL is not significant enough to cause its collapse yet. Another potential factor may be age grouping, eg 2004 and 2003 players switching to DA while older ones trying to see who takes the first bait.
The DA doesn't have a very good chance of success. No communication and chaos. Finally appointed someone, but no experience is running a league and still have not heard from her. I'm not confident in next year.
Curioous how many GDA clubs will allow seniors to play high school ball and join team after 2 months...This article kept the door open for this to happen...http://www.soccerwire.com/news/clubs/youth-girls/about-face-heinrichs-says-girls-development-academy-will-allow-high-school-play/
From a good source I heard that the top clubs that have gda and ecnl will stack the 01/02 teams with 01s. The 02 A teams will be used to make the best possible ECNL team. Tgerefore for 02s next year and for college recruiting ECNL will still be the place to be. In 2019 02s will be DA focused.
Fake news. A source, really? Non of the older girls will want to play DA, most committed and want to enjoy senior year and they should. Intilail tryouts were very low. Many others that have figured how important soccer really isn't, will not pursue as well. College is the end game for 90 percent by this point.This is real, they are considering holding off on oldest age group and let the younger teams grow into them. This was supposed to be discussed among much more in Chicago two weeks ago. Would have hoped to see update by now.
What are the substitution rules?The rules governing games in the Girls' Development Academy match the rules that govern soccer games around the world (FIFA). For example, allowing substitutes to re-enter a match, which is common in high school, club soccer, and collegiate soccer, is not allowed anywhere else in the world, thus the Girls' Academy will align with the rules governing the world's game.How many players will be on a roster?As a combined age group, players are encouraged to play up and clubs will have groups of players that they will move up and move freely among age groups within their Academy program. The projected pool would equate to approximately 23 players per age group for a total of 69 full-time players amongst the three age groups (U-14/15, U-16/17, and U-18/19).####################Love the above 2 points23 Girls on a roster.18 Dress to play14 Actually play.####################
102 How is it possible for a 2002 be in a grad year 2019 per your last sentence. Unless they were pushed up a school grade!. Most 2002's are Freshman or 8th graders right now. Most DA's squads U16/17 in the first inaugural season will be made up of 2001's. Please so research the boys DA teams and look up the makeup of each team they are mostly the older age year.
I just hope the club takes only the 14 that are going to play with them instead of making 9 players travel and pay money to stay overnight to watch girls on their team play. I agree if not a serious NT level player no need to play GDA.But what then?Play for a team in a league that has special treatment for certain clubs?Play for a team in a league where you need to win to advance?They got us by the - and they know it and so do we
1:25Agree. If you aren't a serious candidate to make a national team there is no reason to play DA.
All ECNL has to do is to offer hospitality packages to all of the D1 coaches and the DA problem is solved. We all know ECNL is flush with cash.
1:20 learn how to read. At what point did I say an 02 was class of 19? I said in the year 2019 the 2002 kids 20/21 grad year will be the focus of the DA. So as a top 02 at a top club with DA and ECNL next year your kid will most likely be ECNL followed by a year in DA followed by? But the top clubs can win DA and win ECNL in opposite years and allow kids to play hs in their off year. Source was a doc at a major club that has da and ecnl.
ECNL teams roster up to 30 players and take 18 to the game too. That argument is as stale as age group change. Except 4 travel and do not play. Again, lame adult rules that are creeping up into an elitist version of sport that focuses on rules and not learning and play.
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