8:38, are you a hostage negotiator?
838 There goes that word patient again. Patient for what to WIN, keep thinking that because like many have said in 3 or 4 months you will the top tier of your daughter's teammates training at other clubs to see if they can get into the DA.
Youth Soccer Rankings is vastly superior to GotSoccer for many reasons. YSR creates the rankings based on only 2 things: who did you play and what was the score. It's 100% based on head to head results. GS is based on an arcane ranking system with points assignments that would amaze even Rube Goldberg. Since the ranking is only based on the top five teams in the flight it is possible to get points for a tournament without even playing any of the top teams. And there is the obvious flaw of accumulating points simply by going to a lot of tournaments. Or playing in a league which is linked to GotSoccer software, many parts of the country teams don't get any points for league games. YSR looks at all games and pays no attention to tournaments at all. In my experience YSR is vastly superior in predicting how tough an opponent really is. And I say that despite the fact YSR has my daughter's team ranked a good bit lower than GS...
11:36I happen to think it is a show of strength for a club to send players to ECNL and now, soon - to Academy.I have zero problem with any of her teammates moving on - and they likely wont have a beef if we do.Cant take such things personally. Yeah, be patient with the training and know what you should be looking for.
NEWSS schedules, good luck!http://events.gotsport.com/events/?eventid=52717
I know, no one cares, but for the nobodies out there, here’s the last EDP League update: Pipeline defeats HMMS, 3-1, to win the South based on goal differential over North United. Pipeline has experienced an outstanding first half of 2016-2017 winning the top flights of WAGS and Bethesda, and now EDP South. Rounding out EDP is Arsenal as the North champion and SJEB Rush White as the Central Champion. That’s all folks.
Impressive by Pipeline, no doubt, but yes, no one gives a crap.-Donald J. Trump
Nice job Pipeline dad!!
No surprises from the EDP Fall Showcase. SJEB Rush looks to be back in shape. Any news on this team? I heard the conditions were awful in NJ yesterday.
I am so sick of Tuckahoe turf farms, we played there in the EDP showcase last spring, and there was a sustained wind of 30+ for every game we played, it was like Saudi Arabia with the dust clouds, unreal. Yesterday must be been quite cozy with the much of the same, but with a 10 degrees F. wind-chill....enjoy!
Agreed on Tuckahoe. But when it is nice, not windy, or too hot, because no shade, it is good. My daughter loves the fields, grass. we were also in that dust storm, just horrific. All they had to do was water down the dirt lots, or do something. Players playing with sand in their face, to the point cannot see is silly. Boca crushes in 2nd bracket. Barons are always good, just seems getting it together better. And I hand it to TSF making finals. They have been struggling last few years.
Tsf made it to finals because of the bracket placement. Look what happened in the finals. And Maximus got crushed too. CRUSH is tne only team that looked to play them well.
Barons just went through a merger. Solid results not unexpected.TSF showed well. Game didnt look like a blowout the 20 minutes I saw. SDFC finaled, which is fine.East Meadow/Smithtown NPL might be one to watch
tsf is a 2003 team with a couple of 2002s. they struggled against top 2003 teams in scrimmages.
1051 So what are you trying to say TSF moved all there girls up an age group just because of a couple of 2002's. Then the club did an injustice on by keeping them in the right age group and moving those few 2002's to an appropriate team. The teams will start settling in soon as you can see at Bethesda, and EDP Tournament, next will be NEWSS. So to play all those 2003's will hurt the over all development of the team competing against older girls.
Wrong tsf team. The edp team in fall was 03 with 02 8th graders. This team has the 02 high schoolers plus 02 8th graders. Tsf is going to dominate this year. We crushed match fit in a scrimmage.
Thanks for clarifying TSF Dudes. So EDP Cup had all 02's but got blown out in the final, interesting opinion of domination this year.
TSF, what hell does that stand for? We will put them to the test this weekend, make sure you take your vitamins, and some steroids.
Hey at least TSF is being confident and proud of there girls vs bashing other teams and talking about girls jumping to GDA/ECNL.
TSF!! TSF!! TSF!!
Nice top bracket at NEWSSFact is TSF could play well and still come out on the short endIf they do win maybe you as*hats will stand down a bit.(Of course we know that "win" means you have to win it ALL, the way you mokes have it defined - see EDP weekend)Too funny.
TSF hold your head high! You got to the finals. It's unfortunate you played against SJEB RUSH.
Thats the same sjeb rush that got zero wins in Bethesda. Making all these teams look very ordinary. Pipeline. PA Classics looking like the teams to beat in the age group.
Both Rush Blue as well as TSF played as U13 last year. Since they carry their GotSoccer points - I assume they also carry ~ 5+ players from last year. Chance for them to get ready over the next few tournaments. These were just tune ups.
ALBERTSON FURY '02 - Got crushed in Bethesda. Not sure if they can bounce back.OAKWOOD SC - always good, solid teams from Oakwood. possible finalistTSF ACADEMY 2002G - I don't know, we beat them a couple of times in EDP league play and tournament. One was 3-2. NEW YORK SC ELITE G02 SKY - No, just no. long way to goYANKEE UNITED F.C. BLAST NPL-02 - Honestly I know nothing about this team and that worries me. How come I don't see them in top brackets anywhere for years?MASSAPEQUA NPL LIL' ROWDIES - No, long way to go. CHERRY HILL FC DESTROYERS '02 - Getting better, but just lost to Boca, who is a very good team btw, Yes Jersey Shore boca fusion is very good. MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC 2002 ECNL - they had better make finals at News.So I make it MF versus Oakwood Final.
Thanks Rush Dad.P.S. You are a dope.Happy Thanksgiving.
All this pointing on who will beat who and what team is better than the other is all irrelevant. The true question many of you on here should asking yourself, how many schools are looking at your team or your daughter. By the end of spring you'll here more and more verbal commitments and you will all be wondering if all this talk of winning a tournament really mattered. So enjoy Thanksgiving and reflect back on the wonderful playing years your DD has had.
I doubt many 2002s will be making verbal commitments this spring.I am hoping my daughter's team wins games now so it will have greater visibility next year when the coaches really begin looking in earnest.
1251 Incorrect there are already well known 2001 freshman already committed, and there are several 2002's already verbally committed. so many top schools are already looking at Grad years of 2019 & 2020. Many of the top schools are done 2017,2018 grad years already.Feel free to research it if you want.
1:30 - I have. What's your numerical definition of several, particularly in relation to percentage of overall pool?
I think 1:30's definition of several are parents/players that have already been communicating with schools and coaches and have done un-official school visits already. Feel free to look at the 2019 class already committed on this google tracker for recruits. Just look at those 2019 graduating class tab majority of those players began communication with schools back last year while they were freshman. So yes I agree with 12:37 somewhat and but also believe in getting ranked high enough either through GS or YSR to stay in the picture. This has been my main source: https://sites.google.com/site/soccerrecruits/
Thanks 2:14, very useful link, much obliged
OOOOOOOhhhhh.....Little Rowdies overlooked.Some eyes may open this weekend
Little Rowdies, really? Being that its Thanksgiving and all, I will go easy on you, but you got to get on up out of here with that.Go Arlington!
P.S. Good luck in this spring in the LIJSL, you guys really do deserve each other, embarrassing dude.
My bad - I thought Li'l Rowdies were the NPL team.
Geez, my daughter is an 8th grade 2002 who plays very high level soccer, but is not sure if she wants to go to college, has no idea what college she would want to go to if she did, does not know what she would like to do as a career and thus does not know what academic program at what school she might pursue, must be on the outside looking in if so many of her birth year peers are already committing to colleges, although she personally does not know any who have committed in her rather wide soccer circle. If she's missed the boat, maybe we just drive down the street to the local park for a Rec game rather two hours away to a league game. She can join the Army at 18 and play in the Post intramural league.
629 Then why come on here and talk if your daughter has no interest in playing soccer. I assume your just one of those parents that is trying to live a dream through there child. Go ahead and play rec ball again because once she is in HS next year and her peers are hanging with Varsity players and playing high level club ball and bragging about it to friends your right she may be the outside looking in. Happy Thxgiving All!
I'm not 6:29am but obviously 8:59am is not familiar with sarcasm.
Nazi? That you? Can't be you haven't been around you must have been an 01 parent.
Not the Nazi, but carrying on in his memory.
I just saw that the SJ Baron Rush Blue is the number one U15 girls team on the planet. Global ranking #1 Wow! I hope that when our team beats them we can be the number 1 team in the world :)
It's a small world, after all.
Seems to be a strong team. The merge is bearing early fruit.No reason to knock them.
I think they were knocking Gotsoccer, not the team.
Massapequa SC thrown out of both NPL and EDP, details sketchy, but one thing is for sure, this is a profound embarrassment, and disgrace for this crappy club, and their loud-mouthed parents, karma bro, kar-Maaaaahhhh.
Again GS is a great tool to measure a teams 's success and help them tournaments flight appropriately. It also helps parents find teams that either are to far from ECNL clubs or simply cannot afford ECNL/DA clubs explore teams with strong enough history to get exposure in the upcoming years.
Come on, you can't defense Global.
Defend...damn auto change.
One team to rule them all......
SJBRUSH advocate, please don’t turn into a reincarnated Wildcats parent, no need to rush to their defense, hahaha, get it, rush, hahaha. Now that was special.They’re a good bunch, don’t let the bastards getch you down.
Youth Soccer Rankings Region 1 top 15 38.50 PIPELINE SC BLACK (MD)38.26 SJEB RUSH ACADEMY BLUE (NJ)37.98 WORLD CLASS FC ECNL (NYE)37.97 NORTH UNITED SC FC RUSH (PAW)37.92 QUICKSTRIKE FC NPL (NYE)37.84 PENN FUSION SA ECNL MUELLER (PAE)37.67 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JUNIOR FC FUSION (NJ)37.47 NORTHERN STEEL STORM (PAW)37.45 PENNSYLVANIA CLASSICS ACADEMY (PAE)37.41 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED BLACK (PAE)37.34 NJ CRUSH FC TSUNAMI NPL (NJ)37.28 MARYLAND UNITED FC ECNL (MD)37.17 ALBERTSON SC FURY ECNL (NYE)36.94 FC BOSTON SCORPIONS SOCCER ECNL (MA)36.79 PENN FUSION SA NPL CRAIGIE (PAE)
Below is the current YSR top 15 in Region 1 with national ranking in brackets- as of 11/26/15. YSR does not officially rank teams who haven't played at least 10 games, and the list above includes teams that have only played 3 or 4 games, not enough for a meaningful rating. Some of the teams may well jump into the top 15 once they have played 10 games...1 PIPELINE SC BLACK (MD)  38.56 2 SJEB RUSH ACADEMY BLUE (NJ)  38.33 3 NORTH UNITED SC FC RUSH (PAW)  38.04 4 PENNSYLVANIA CLASSICS ACADEMY (PAE)  37.51 5 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED BLACK (PAE)  37.48 6 ALBERTSON SC FURY ECNL (NYE)  37.24 7 PENN FUSION SA NPL CRAIGIE (PAE)  36.86 8 CENTURY V SOCCER GOLD (PAW)  36.81 9 HMMS IMPACT EAGLE FC (PAE)  36.54 10 ARSENAL SC PREMIER FC MAXIMUS RED (NJ)  36.25 11 FC VIRGINIA ECNL (VA)  36.21 12 SJEB RUSH ACADEMY WHITE (NJ)  36.16 13 MORRIS UNITED SA STA NPL (NJ)  36.15 14 LOUDOUN SC SOCCER RED (VA)  36.07 15 ECLIPSE SELECT SC 3G ELITE (MA)  36.05
Rush Blue and their Region I sisters from HMMS, North United, and YMS pack-up their kit bags and head south to North Carolina for the first set of National League games this coming week. Rush Blue and HMMS are in the Blue Division, and North United and YMS are in the Red Division, but none of these teams play each other in the first set of games. YMS is comprised of mostly 9th graders, while the three other teams are mostly 8th graders. All four teams will be put to the test. Their opponents this week are as follows:SJEB Rush 02 Academy Blue (NJ) plays:Chicago Fire Juniors South Premier (IL) Tennessee SC 2002 Showcase (TN) Legends FC 02 Academy 1 (CA-S) Arsenal FC Brown (CA-S) HMMS Eagle FC Impact (PA-E) plays:Tennessee SC 2002 Showcase (TN) Legends FC 02 Academy 1 (CA-S) Arsenal FC Brown (CA-S) Chicago Fire Juniors South Premier (IL) North United Rush (PA-W) plays:Sporting OFC 2002 Elite (NE) Cincinnati United Premier Gold (OH-S) Fullerton Rangers 02 White (CA-S) La Roca-PO 02 (UT)YMS Premier 2002 (PA-E) plays:Cincinnati United Premier Gold (OH-S) Fullerton Rangers 02 White (CA-S) La Roca-PO 02 (UT) Sporting OFC 2002 Elite (NE)
Can you provide the link for above. Having issues location this. thx
National League schedules for all age groups are available through links at this site:http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/national_league/schedules/
Albertson wins NEWSSDisappointed in TSF and Match Fit. I picked Match Fit to win bracket.
No excuses, but Albertsons had played two tourneys already so I'd guess that gave them a slight advantage. All games were close. That outcome is good for some and not so good for others.
Is this the same Match Fit team that attending ECNL finals last year?
Brand new match fit team. Saturday was their first game ever together.
The Match Fit team is going to struggle badly this year. They are a shell of last year's team.
Every team @NEWSS can use that as an excuse, so we got clobbered, and at the end of the day, you are what your record says you are. Personally, my daughter played great, best on her team, best that I saw in her position.You know your kid has potential, when the opposing parents are anxious about their daughters marking her.ECNL here we come!
7:48Which "last year's team"?
7:50Don't compare your daughter to her teammates. That's a dangerous road.
7:50. I totally disagree. Most teams are composites of two teams merging some more some less. The match fit team had 3 hold overs. Not an excuse but I did really not to expect to win. My kid has not played with any of these girls before. There were clear miscommunications which was not at all surprising. And a ton of room for improvement. For max 8-10 training sessions together the fact that they lost to the finalist in the 69th minute and lost on a good counter attack in the second half going against cherry hill is something I can live with. I have to hand it to Newss for good flighting. I think all games in our division were one goal games. Refs were atrocious and allowed dangerous play. Yankee United. Nice soccer. Class act.
Does anybody have any sincere insight into the USClub id2 camp? We have been recently nominated by our club, but the camp begins on 12/8 in Arizona. How are the players selected, who selects, and WHEN will we know? Thanks in advance!
9:26. You should send her. Did she get invite or nomination?Its a good experience. She will play with some national team girls and get to meet some of the top competition and get a sense of where she stands. Its a nice time for the girls and she willl meet lots of kids tgat she will run into in the future.
Thanks 9:45, yes I plan on taking her, but she has only been nominated by our club. I am curious about the final section process, and how long it takes, if we have a shot, because I need to book our flight, car and hotel. Was wondering if anyone has gone through the process from the last camp in CT.Thanks!
My daughter got the CT invite 20 days before. She had been before so it was not a new nomination. March 14 for apr 7-10 camp in spring.
Thanks 10:11, so I guess this week??Hope she gets selected, it would really cheer her up, fingers-crossed!
9:26/9:56 I'm sorry to burst your bubble but it's a rarity for an east coast player to get invited USClub id2 camp in Arizona. Feel free to look at the players that attended last year's session on US Club's website they are mostly west coast states representing the invites, no one from east coast. Club can nominate whenever, whoever but if you did not get nominated in this past year for east coast sessions (NC & CT) than maybe your club is just doing this to keep you and your daughter happy because they missed out on submitting her before or maybe they did this for several of the parents as well. Sorry just a reality comment here as CT was a good experience but looked as if it was the tail end of the 2002 group as many 2003 players were there also.
I know its a long-shot, and I am pretty sure this is their last desperate attempt to keep her, but we are not naive, I have already told her that its probably not going to happen, but hey you never know. I appreciate your candor, that was the purpose of my question, to get ideas and thoughts, and maybe help me to understand the process. Best of luck to all...
Nice to be nominated. Congratulations for thatFor the record - there were some Illinois girls... Ohio, Michigan, last year in AZ. An the NY/NJ girls likely all attended at PDA in '15.Have a nice season.
Thanks for the info 3:37, its not impossible, just not betting the house. Our club is unique, in that they have not nominated any female players in 2 years, which might be a plus, they might want to see what the club considers good. They have had much more success on the boys side, both with the academy teams, and the National team.
To the mom who posted on 7:50Your kid being the greatest on team her number must have been #18She should keep her faul mouth shut and play the game and for crashing the keeper at the end of game she should have been thrown out of the game for trying to hurt keeper
Nice try, but I am 7:50, and my daughter does not wear that number. Sorry to hear about your GK getting clobbered, that is just wrong, so what game are you talking about, Alby vs Oakwood??
Good luck to the SJEB/Rush U15 Blue squad at Nationals this week! You have one heck of a team!! Make NJ proud!!!
Nice post SJEB/Rush parent yes and good luck Nationals seem like a stronger group of teams at Region 1 vs ECNL NE east teams.
12:59 Please give me a break. Both teams are good, please do not down play the ECNL.I do not see your teams beating any of the top 5 teams from the ECNL
Great Debate: Top 5 ECNL U15's: PDA, Penn Fusion, WNY, East Meadow, FC Boston Top 5 Region 1: Rush Blue, HMMS, YMS, North United, PipelineI think all those teams are comparable pretty much a coin flip when playing each other, unfortunately they may never play each other.
Didn't HMMS just play World Class?
Looked at Bethesda and NEWS only ECNL team that played one of the above was WC. Any parents on either side may have input.
News flash! PDA Storm and Dragons don't care about chasing tournament points and both the Storm and Dragons will dominate almost all these so called top teams this 2016/2017 season. So you can all chill until these two actually start playing games.
The division is really not complete if we do not see such games as SJEB vs PDA, NJ Crush vs Match Fit. TSF vs World Class, Wildcats vs Albertson, STA vs East Meadow, etc
Can't agree more, my daughter plays ECNL. Id love to see those teams all playing one another.
Not gonna happenYour team is the best, all good
Thanks, 8:29There are some right thinking parents on your side of the divisionBest of luck.
6:12 is very unlikely a PDA parent. Just someone trying to create controversy. Love the anonymity.
Interestingly, the NL team Arsenal FC Academy Brown out of CA-S, which Rush Blue plays on Sunday, has essentially the same roster as Arsenal FC ECNL U15 in the ECNL SW Conference. So, there will be an ECNL matchup with Rush Blue, and others.
Casl is the real first test so all of you this team is best people just chill season is just starting! Lets see who is where in April!
Arsenal brown is a real deal team. I think they beat rush by 3-5Goals
Hold your head high TSF. Its unfortunate you had to play against real 02 teams. Only team in top bracket to suffer blowout losses.
146 Yes so that's one ECNL team actually there at NL interesting though that Solar Chelsea is also supposed to be an ECNL team but the roster at NL Youth league is not the same as the ECNL roster I thought 50% of the roster needs to be the same to attend NL. Is that Solar Chelsea's 2nd team? 2pm Disagree the NL is higher event than CASL.
340 CASL has twice as many coaches attended than NL feel free to look that up.
Some of the ECNL Teams/Clubs vs NPL Teams/Clubs matchups in 2002 age group occurred just 2 weeks ago at Bethesda Tournament.
ECNL teams did not fair well at Bethesda in top bracket. Pipeline, Ohio team were best.
PENN Fusion played very well actually.
We saw few teams at NEWSS... SUSA won the division, they were good. Crush and STA NPL was OK.EM, WC, PDA were very bad, especially WC and PDA. They were OK or good in NE NPL last year. Did their roster change or all better players were 01 last year? 02 NE NPL does not look good....
Every team changed. Didn't you get the BYC memo? Some changed drastically. Got to give teams a little time. For many it was their first game together.
Only 1 PDA and Matchfit team went to Newss! First it was PDA Ajax the south team not any of the Norths stronger teams. Matchfitis just a nightmare after losing all of their good players to WC. No worries we'll see where everyone is in April of 2017!
Tweet from USSF:Images from the final training of the cycle for the U-20 #USWNT. Great energy heading into WWC 3rd Place Match. 12/3 vs. JPN. 1 am ET.3rd Place Match, not the 1st loser, but the second, ugh.
Hi Gang, got a question, please answer honestly, you will feel better when you do.Do college coaches care about, or place more value on, a player attending the id2 Camp, does it garner more interest?
Sure - how could it hurt?Are you thinking of passing?
No, she was recommended by her club, but not invited to the id2 camp, she is bummed. Wonder what criteria they use for selection, darts?
No. most kids there come from ecnl. A few from a pdp selection and a handful from individual clubs.
Hahah, 3:14Darts.Sometimes it seems so.Do you have a few schools in mind yet? Do the school IDs. Some have a 1-day - just to get her acclimated. Then they go to 2-3..
Is matchfit playing in 01 or 02 at casl?
There's been a lot of movement in youth soccer rankings region 1. Is this due to shifting of age brackets?
Mf 01 npl only team at casl. 01 ecnl at ecnl event.
PDA Storm pounded 3 to 0 today. 1 win 1 tie.Not impressive. So much for being best 2002 TEAM.
Guess they.should have waited untill they actually won a few games before they annointed themseles the best. Typical PDA.
Can we please stop the silliness? The changes are effecting every team differently. Dont make judgement until spring. At the end of spring we can make all the jusgement you want. Now u just look silly.
Just not true. It was.the Storm that stated on blog they were the class of 2002 age group more than once. Too late to backpeddal now.
MF '01s I believe used some ECNL kidsNot that this is against the rules -
WC were duds as well in CASL competition those MF players aren't really helping much. PDA just started playing being patient they'll recover.
7:52There was an ECNL composite event, so the ECNL '01s from Match Fit were there.
Duds huh? WC was in every game. 3-0 loss for storm you're gonna need alot of patience. Looking forward to that spring match up
Duds, hahaha...that was a quick jury. Heard that the best players on the team are NOT the former MF players.
That could be true which says alot about that roster. You'll soon find out
Did tne MF girls go to tne PDA 01 or 02 team? How was tne tne team that beat PDA 3 to 0. Are they that good or are you guys not as good as you might have thought? I agree that all these teams are new and need time to work together.
MF U14 ECNL won there ECNL conference last year and attended the ECNL Finals that same star studded cast left and went to World Class, thus the reason why a likely disgruntled MF 8:30pm parent called them duds. PDA will bounce back and most likely handle this weekend games. Si I also agree they need to work together and once they do they'll be the ECNL team to beat.
Careful 12:25. There you go with those bold predictions again with that "PDA will be the team to beat again".Are you once again writing a check that you will not be able to cash later. We shall see.
We are talking 02 here I assume. if so, agree PDA will be strongest, but 01 I think WC takes the top spot.Not with either club and hope they both do well.
PDA 02- won 2 games and tied one this weekend.?Look at the results.
Match Fit U14 ------> World Class:If I may - you are correct - some impressive talent changed uniforms (and not just from MF). But Match Fit tryouts were still well attended.
Don't know what your looking at dude but PDA Storm the 2002 team split 1-1-1 including a 3-0 clobbering. They let in 5 in 3 games without there star keeper. So either the back up is just bad or the defense had issues letting the other teams shoot.
1023 again people that didn't attend CASL and just reading the blog. PDA Storm walked away 2-1-0. Go look at the standings it was corrected. They didn't play as the team to beat as someone mentioned but overall competed. Looks as all the ECNL teams were only 1 or 2 goals difference.
@1023 - That hurts dude. You should say sorry to the girls you threw under the bus. Maybe you should start with their keeper.. Or in your case, there keeper.
I stand corrected the results were changed. Shame on me!
HaHa all you PDA haters that stayed behind and did nothing this past weekend except watch this blog have all been shamed. lol
Pull it back. It's U15 for goodness sake. Kids are still learning and some are new to ECNL world. The maturation process is continuing both biologically and soccer iq. Let it play out. Having older children as well, I can tell you that kids that were lighting it up at U15 may not be as they get older (and kids get bigger, stronger, more confident and develop better soccer iq). It just happens. Enjoy your kids where ever they are on the scale.
Is that soccer nut?
I think soccer nut moved on to 01's, Where did "GS4life" go? You still around.
Theyre both obviously 01's and they're missed.
I guess spell check Nazi and PL guy went to 01's also. Man it was a fun group on here for years now it's just wannabes.
I am still here, you’re welcome.—NYSC Guy
Soccer nut was on multiple blogs spreading his wisdom and experience.
Yeah, so, me too, I have wisdom, lots of wise-dom, trust you me....and experience is over-rated, like your daughters team, very.
Where did Big Red Go? And is the Crush Copter being borrowed by Governor Christie?
Big Red went with Trump 2106, she’ll Make American Soccer Great Again, and the Crush Copter is stuck in traffic.
anyone else hear the DA is getting major pushback about high school play? If they don't change their stance, next year will be a joke. No way they start with older teams, no one will go if they are already committed or close.
Thoughts on 8th graders verbally committing to college..... I see Rutgers has already two 8th graders committed. Granted both are PDA and both are very good. My thoughts are unless you without a doubt would die if you didn't attend that particular college it seams to me your limiting yourself. I understand one is a legacy and thats great. I have no problem with it. If you get the offer do you take it? I know their are rules on both sides and it is just verbal till you sign on the dotted line and put the ceremonial baseball cap on. Just looking for opinions.
The entire endeaveour is a farce, just look at FC Fury on LI. The club does not exist, except in PR mind, and that is exactly where it will stay. No-way does he field 3 GDA teams in the fall to compete with other big clubs, is all smoke and mirrors, and not even the good kind of smoke.
HaHa GDA will look like it's failing the first few years, will benefit the younger generation at U12 and below. Who knows the boys don't seem to successful yet 10 years in and they are on the verge of not qualifying for World Cup? USMT team advanced further in the World Cup play prior to DA. But who knows what is best for kids in this country if something changes every few years.
Its great, my 3rd grader is committed to Duke, no really Marmaduke....
209 Seriously 8th Graders already. That is absolutely stupid what about grades, SAT/ACT scores let me guess they can all walk through the next 3 years of HS now without doing any work since they are committed. This is just a bad sign of what's ahead for soccer in U.S.
US Soccer has said players will be able to p[lay HS soccerNow....how each academy determines what they will do with these types of players - how they will handle each case, remains to be seenCould have one academy looking more harshly on HS play than another - and one could use this in a recruiting battle vs the other.
8th grade soccer/Rutgers2:09 said, "If you get that offer do you take it?"What offer? They cant talk financials right now.A verbal is just a "yeah, I am planning on coming". It steers other colleges away from you, in theoryBut until you know what they are offering you exactly in terms of a package, you dont really feel comfortable that other avenues may not be better for you
Of course I would guess that anyone with a 2-way commitment that early could expect at least a 1/2 paid ride
2:10Fury is Albertson
Whatever 3:35, if it was on the level, he would just call it Albertson GDA, not a made-up name.
Full Ride if they are committing that early. It's been a known fact that girls are committing earlier and earlier. It's done in every other sport but not as visible. Either way if all power to those that can.
I wouldnt be surprised to see some kind of merger, 3:55 - then an announcement on Fury.
@327 If you are committing in 8th grade, you know what your financial package is, and usually, its full sans books and meals (but sometimes they are included too)
@227 and 355Let me help you understand, FC Fury is the semi-pro team associated with Albertson Fury, the well-establish soccer, BDA/ECNL club on Long Island in NY. They will be just fine
Albertson lost their Boys DA, perhaps that is why they did not apply as Albertson.That, and they suck.
Whether US soccer allows HS play is really unimportant.Do you really want your daughter playing HS soccer everyday after school, sometimes Saturdays and then add 4 GDA trainings per week plus weekend games?Too much possibility of injury from overdoing itIf your daughter even considers HS soccer on par with GDA or struggles to choose between the 2, then she doesn't deserve to make GDA.Oh and btw, she actually needs to make the GDA team first....
GDA (at their discretion) will allow players to play HS and NOT attend the DA sessions (the 4X a week you say), then join their teams after HS finishes up.
Dude, all GDA is a club driven league run by the USSF. The USSF sets up the rules and scouts the games/events. The clubs fill their rosters with the players they think are GDA material, most of the same clubs/selectors that had ECNL teams and determined who was at an ECNL level will do the same thing with the GDA then we sprinkle in a few different clubs (new) that will do the same thing. So nothing changes my friend except for kids flipping teams.I do agree with any player wanting to play HS over training for an opportunity to play for a NT team should avoid GDA. I would think working on their game every day learning from the best in theory and playing against like minded players is a lot better than playing HS regardless of the level of the team, my 2 cents.
Exactly, depends on your daughter's goals for her soccer careerChoosing HS over GDA is her choice
It will all be driven by the coach/club it's like a job you don't want to take a 2 week vacation knowing someone else is capable of doing your job just as good or better. So if your daughter is selected for DA imagine putting her in that decision process to play HS or not.
A girl who wants to play HS should leave the roster spot to someone else for DAChoices....
Let's look at DA it this way since majority of 02's are Freshman players now. Assuming 1 out 10 players had a positive experience at HS this past fall. Majority of them did not either was kept off Varsity or played minimally at Varsity so what do you think 9 out of 10 players will choose if GDA is given to them knowing what they experience this past fall. Plus I think on average 4-5 2002 players will only make GDA teams for the clubs in the area since many 2001's will tilt the team more the 1st year.
Woo-hoo, we’re going to get smashed, yippee!!!https://events.gotsport.com/events/results.aspx?EventID=52947&Gender=Girls&Age=15
National League is completely at a different level.
1:03 Why do you say that?
If you didn't make varsity and play, then the da is a complete waste of time. They are only looking for 1 percent.
So we're supposed to guess which team you are 1:03??Spot on 12:59
NTC this week shows what the GDA will look like. 25% of the girls shouldn't be there. My daughter has been going for years along with two of her team mates. All three will be playing high school next year too, no confidence in the first year of GDA, if at all. Enjoying the game, practice and then getting into a better school is realistic end the game. HS was a great experience And everyone of them started varsity and contributed well.
Thanks Rush Dad, and which level is that? Hope you are one of these guys that just brags here, and not on the actual field, balls are too small for that, I am guessing.
Poor SJEB Rush, no respect! I wouldn't want to play them though... No thanks!!
Because they are so good. Until we play against teams in the finals and get killed.
Afraid to play them? That's one of the most embarrassing posts I have seen.
It's obvious it was a rush parent trying to talk them up. Very transparent. No one is afraid to play them. Silly.
Is it true clubs with girls DA will lose their ECNL ?
I'm poster 5:57 I had heard that the ECNL does not want their teams in a club that has academy . ONLY. if they are "playoff " teams ( like PDA) which is why the PF / CFC merger will not go thru now .
11:01 ECNL is a club league. Teams mean nothing.PF and CFC were partners once and they split up or at least Spirit was with PF then kicked them to the curb for Delco. For a merger one needs to admit they were wrong to break apart.
Silly soccer minds. Business is business and those things happened, if they indeed did, loooooong ago. One club has a girls DA and one club has a boys. Makes perfect sense from a soccer standpoint if it happens.
PDA does not have a DA, Sky Blue with PDA does. That is a subtle but Important difference. MFA made the right call and their teams have competed well in the ECNL. Definite top 3rd club. World Class on the other hand has struggled. They have however made some very strategic moves to expand their player pool and we'll see if that pays off over the next two years. What you don't want is all your teams being sub .500
Indeed they did, some very smart rostering, but the Queen-bee is still across the river. They would be a much stronger side if ever joined them. Perhaps one day she will, or not, it's hard to tell.
12:58 MFA made the right call? Hilarious! They lost the girls DA due to not having their own fields!
I don’t think its just that, its simply not profitable for them. Many people always forget that these guys are making MONEY on these teams, and a GDA will hurt where it hurts the most.
FYI some GDA are beginning ID camps for "outside" players interested
Just curious who the queen bee is and what river you're referring to
Can someone please explain to me how the GDA is going to be National level league, when more the half the team will be missing in the fall, and the other half in the spring, depending on which part of the country you live in???
9:17Most DA clubs won't allow girls to play high school ball so you are incorrect with "girls missing"
I know this is going to be a little shocking, but most girls will opt to play for their school, especially if they are juniors or seniors, sorry.
You may be rightIt's a choice each girl needs to make for herself depending on their soccer aspirations and goals
758 Which DA's are having ID Camps?
Here's one and hearing there will others soon followinghttp://washingtonspirit.com/events/development-academy-id-day/
ID Camps and clinics. These do cost around $200 for one day, and much more for over nights. here is a great process, I did it, it works:1- Decide on about 20 top schools your kid wants to go to2- go directly to their website, the college website, go into athletics and recruiting3- fill out the recruiting questionnaire, each college athletic site has one4- also email the coaches directly, all of them. very easy to find email address, just takes little time5- you will then get invited to those colleges id camps, every single one. it is a money maker remember.6- in the end choose the ones that are local, cheaper, and be sure they want to go to college at that school. strongly recommend going to outdoor one so they can see you play in real setting in scrimmages. indoors is much different. 7- for example my daughter just plays much, much better outdoors. for whatever reason
1:36 Or just play for a high level club like PDA and you get the same exposure without forking over $200-$400 in camps. Like you stated in #5 "it's a money maker". Also word of advice there are players that attend these camps for "free" based on school's coaching evaluation process because the player is already in there player pool to watch at and from showcases. My suggestion don't go unless the school's coaching staff and your club coach recommend you attending so you know they are actually looking at you not just paying a camp fee to support funding it.
You can get ON their radar by attending. If you are confident in your abilities, this is one way. Plenty of PDA players at the ID camp my daughter attended.
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