Wednesday, September 4, 2013

VIEWER REQUEST! U10G U10 Girls Youth Soccer

U10 girls' teams are preparing to move into 11 v. 11 or stay 8 v. 8. This is a time when players develop a true love for the game and the focus is fun, fun and enjoyment of the beautiful sport. And fun.

133 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is vortexes he team to beat? Who have you played that is a solid team? WC? Crush? PDA? SJEB?

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Voorhees is ranked 1 through SGJSL- meaning they have consistently beat the teams down in South Jersey. Anyone more familiar with the teams in central/north NJ- PDA, Crush, WC? Not sure how they stack up... Any other teams out there that are really competitive?

Anonymous said...

Other than Lyon, the rest of pack is jumbled IMO. At U10 you still have most of the talented and driven kids on town based teams. That will obviously change over the next few years.

Anonymous said...

My kids never played for PDA but I agree with how they cut girls and replace with betters ones that is why you pay that kind if money for the training and the fact that girls are all good and will make your kid better by having better girls around them

Anonymous said...

Can a player try out for ODP even if they are younger for the experience? Was thinking of having my 2005 (plays with 2004) go to the 2003 ODP tryouts for simple exposure to get more playing time and to see what level the skill was at the older age.

Anonymous said...

I don't think so only because it will take away time from other girls that are the right age to be out there....they don't believe it's a place to take your kid for a extra practice

Anonymous said...

Your best bet is to find a good team around you that you know is really good and ask the coach if you can bring your daughter out to a couple of practice that is another option for you

Anonymous said...

There are a fair amount of 2003 U10s in the 2003 ODP group, but as you'd expect most are U11. You can pick the U10 kids out, they are for the most part shorter. For U10 kids the competition is excellent. At that age a year makes a big deal.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me the odp for the younger group.I saw that they were doing some tryouts and then it was suppose to turn into training?I am questioning it because a few girls I know that made it really are not good.Is this program nothing like the odp that is so great that I hear about for the older kids?Anyone with information I would greatly appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

They didn't make a lot of cuts, supposedly 45 kids were cut and 100+ were invited in. At that level they are trying to be as incusive at possible so they don't cut the next superstar. This is especially true with the younger kids in the group, who for the most part are smaller and less advanced because they are a year behind the U11 group. As a rule, I think it's a good experience, competition is good especially for the U10 kids. You can see some of the bigger, more skilled kidswho probably won't get as much out of it. Of course the older groups are stronger, because they take far fewer kids in the pool.

Anonymous said...

It is a money program I was at the try outs it was not worth it kids really didn't do much it's just a cash cow till u get to the older kids...50 dollars to try-out and they took 45 of the 48 kids that tried out...to me it looks like a joke...when u make the older ODP then u have something to talk about

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what the top teams at this age group are

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen all the teams and as I previously posted the top 30 are all very close, with the exception of PDA Lyon. Some other top teams based on what they have done, SDFC, Medford, Lyon Blue. This will all change very quickly as kids make moves over the next 2 years. The Indoor cup showed how close this group is right now. You still have a handful of town based clubs in the top 10, I'd think. I'm sure there are teams I have no idea about that are great.

Anonymous said...

Why is PDA u-10 team not in top bracket in maps spring challenge if they are so good makes you wonder

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm in youth soccer and I think this site is cool.

Anonymous said...

8:44 they aren't in the tournament at all. Neither of the zarepath teams are. The PDA team in the tourney is their South team. Decent group of teams though.

Anonymous said...

PDA has 2 teams in the age group. Lyon and Lyon blue. Lyon plays u 11. They beat the u 11 state champ 4-2 in league play last year as 9 and 10 year olds.

Anonymous said...

I know that's who I am talking about PDA south team is in maps tournament but in the lower bracket parents rave about this team and how good they are...I know PDA Lyon is good that is there north team..

Anonymous said...

Catching up on some blogs after the winter. I guess the coach/parent from dec 15th got their you know what kicked by some PDA players playing under a different name. I have an idea. Coach better and that won't happen. Or go back to your town league.

Anonymous said...

all four teams in the lower brackett of the spring challenge are as good as any team in the top brackett. Too many quality teams so they just split it up

Anonymous said...

Voorehees is the strongest in this group

Anonymous said...

I'm sure they are a strong south team. A long way to go to to challenge Lyon. Wouldn't be close.

Anonymous said...

I saw voorhees beat Lyon in a scrimmage a few months ago so they are not that far off buddy

Anonymous said...

Other than the two PDA teams, almost all the best teams are in the NJ cup. Should be a great tournament. If Voorhees is better than Lyon, they shoud roll.

Anonymous said...

Easy buddy. Wasn't Lyon. Wrong team.

Anonymous said...

No it was Lyon team cupcake I watched it

Anonymous said...

Wow wrong team some people just can't admit when they lost u must be a PDA parent that can't admit losing but that's ok cause any team can loose on any day one day you will understand that when u grow a brain

Anonymous said...

They didn't lose any games in the fall. Plus they didn't play u 10 teams. That was Lyon blue. Never heard of vorhees.

Anonymous said...

It was in a srimmage feast my kid was there and I know kids on PDA Lyon gets ur facts right

Anonymous said...

Does ur kid play for PDA if not how would u know what they do

Anonymous said...

Seriously. A scrimmage festival. If you want to count that as a win. Then so be it. I don't remember that. Good luck this spring and hopefully the teams meet.

Anonymous said...

I count it as a game where the teams played and it was a good match up...u don't remember that then I take it your kid isn't on that PDA Lyon team

Anonymous said...

I'm still trying to think if vorhees really had a relevant soccer team at u 10. Must not have been that impressed.

Anonymous said...

I know the flyers train there

Anonymous said...

My daughter played in the scrimmage fest this past fall. the teams were PDA, Marlton, Voorehees, South Jeresey Select and NJ Wildcats.All these teams were very strong. I really dont know which PDA team it was but I will find out from my daughters coach and get back to you and we can then end the guessing game.

Anonymous said...

Guys these girls are 10. It's a long road ahead. Please relax.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about scrimmage results?!

Anonymous said...

It doesnt matter who is good right now. There will be more change in the next 6 months than ever. Teams are going to break up, players will move around, teams will consolidate in prep for 11v11, and really good players that are on town teams will join strong academy teams.by the end of next fall we will have a much better idea of what these teams will look like.

Anonymous said...

2:33. I guess the Vorhees parent does. He must be insecure.

Anonymous said...

any one have thoughts on whats better for our girls moving forward this fall 8v8 or 11v11.

Anonymous said...

8 v 8. Smaller field and more touches.

Anonymous said...

My daughter trains a lot. She gets plenty of touches all week. Do you really think a few more touches in a game once a week will make that much of a difference?
I'm more worried she will have trouble catching up to the kids that will already play 11 v11 if she stays 8v8.

Anonymous said...

off to a rocky soccer start in south jersey girls soccer league:

Week 2 of Spring 2014 Season is canceled.

Sunday teams will make up this week as rainouts when both teams can agree on a date.

Most Saturday teams will not make up week 2 games which means a 9 game season.

Those teams with less than 10 games on their original schedule(a bye on the schedule) will make up week 2 games

as rainouts- this only involves 12 teams that will make up week 2.

Anonymous said...

"I'm more worried she will have trouble catching up to the kids that will already play 11 v11 if she stays 8v8. "

My older daughter's team (U12) plays both 11v11 and 8v8. The switch from 8v8 to 11v11 is easy for them. But when they've played a lot of 11v11 and suddenly switch back to 8v8, the transition is very difficult. It takes them a while to adjust to the closed-in spaces and how quickly opponents are on them. My daughter has mentioned a few times how playing 11v11 is just less stressful. "There is sooo much space", she says.

The notion that teams that switch to 11v11 early have an advantage is a myth. The bigger field allows sloppy first touch, and the larger goal forgives less accurate finishing.

Anonymous said...

10:10 thanks for the input. nice to hear from someone who has experienced both 8v8 and 11v11. everything you said makes sense.extra space does hide poor skills.

Anonymous said...

Any good match up this weekend that anyone knows about

Anonymous said...

nothing this weekend at this age.
spring challenge next weekend

Anonymous said...

Jefferson cup is this weekend great teams in that tourny

Anonymous said...

South Jersey Girls Soccer League PDA SOUTH BARCELONA 4/2 win over SJEB. Good game. Both teams played well. PDA GOALKEEPER WAS AMAZING... Stopped some incredible hard shots on goal plus saved a penalty shot with minutes left to play. Good soccer all around.

Anonymous said...

Heard Sjeb controlled the whole game missed a lot of shots on goal and dominated the whole game just couldn't put the ball in the net but that how soccer is at this age any team can win on any day

Anonymous said...

11:57. The game was a good game. both teams played very well. No team dominated the game. It was good soccer. Both teams missed some key shots on goal. But, the goals that were scored on both teams were all well deserved. Was very exciting to watch.. Hearing about it and being there are 2 different things. With a 4 to 2 win , and a missed penalty shot on goal we can honestly say objectively Sjeb did not dominate the game. The only time Sjeb was up in the game was with the first goal after that PDA tied and went ahead and stayed ahead for the rest of the game. So domination and controll by 1 team was not a factor in this game. As the score of 4/2 would tell that. The goals for PDA were well deserved as well as the 2 Sjeb received.
AGAIN HEARING about the game AND BEING THERE ARE WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE TO A TRUE INFORMATIVE BLOG . Sorry but true.

Anonymous said...

My kid plays for Sjeb I was at the game it was good could have gone either way...was a good game people can't talk about a game if they were not there....dominating is winning 6-0 not 4-2

Anonymous said...

2:37 thank you , we'll said. I was there , like I said both teams played very well. Domination was not a factor here. Lets give both teams the credit they deserve. They both moved the ball up and down the field with control, changed fields, nice give and go's. good one touch shots. This is what any coach / parent should be happy about. All the girls on both teams should be proud , it was a collective effort for both teams. Teamwork was in full effect on both Sides. Job well done for PDA and SJEB .

Anonymous said...

Voorhees made the final of their flight at the Jeff Cup. Game going on now.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to voorhees for winning top bracket at Jefferson cup gyres they r the real deal

Anonymous said...

Guess

Anonymous said...

Shows that all or most teams in top flight sjgsl are real deal some of the best talent in country right here but once again blogger or stalker they are 9 to 10 let's get real people enjoy your kids playing let's talk at 15

Anonymous said...

Don't need to see Voorhees, they have to be the real deal. Congrats to them on a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

There are three PDA teams listed for the kick off classic. Which one is the top team. Just curious. How are there three teams in one age group?

Anonymous said...

Two teams from the north lyons the a -team blue the b and then south has barcelona only, to say which is best is hard lyons never plays south however bith teams lost to vorhees only by 1 goal difference.Same as sjeb has a west and an east team.Basically a header team and a b- team but at this age is there a need to call a team a b team.Time will tell.

Anonymous said...

Wow Vorhees beat both PDA teams. Funny I never heard of them. I guess we will see them in the PDA kickoff classic.

Anonymous said...

Just checked the accepted teams and vorhees wasn't one of them. Or maybe they're dodging good local competition.

Anonymous said...

voorehees just won top brackett at jeff. I dont think they are dodging any one.

Anonymous said...

You can't make every dance. Voorhees is in the MAPs tournament is in the NJ Cup, and has a Jags schedule to play. These are 9 and 10 year olds. Why aren't the PDA teams playing in the NJ Cup?

Anonymous said...

Good question. I guess the fact they play up the coach feels it's a waste of time.

Anonymous said...

PDASouth Barcelona is in the nj cup

Anonymous said...

Anyone watching the PA teams?

Anonymous said...

Why isn't Lyon participating in New Jersey Cup?

Anonymous said...

Best PA teams in this age group are HMMS Legends and Lower Merion Fenix.

Westmont and Horsham are also solid.

Unfortunately HMMS and LM will play each other in the very first round of state cups this coming weekend.

Anonymous said...

Is PDA Lyon Blue that is playing at PDA Spring Kickoff the top PDA team?

Anonymous said...

Pda lyon and lyon blue and pda south will all be in the tournament with each other.Pda LYON is top team .

Anonymous said...

Good luck to those in the PA State Cup games today!!

Anonymous said...

Did any team get to play state cup games yesterday? If so who and the score.

Anonymous said...

Website updates scores pretty quickly. My guess is that all games yesterday were postponed.

Anonymous said...

Just go to nj cup look at brackets all scores are there about 7 games did go off, some blowouts no real close games.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know witch of the Sjeb teams is the better one of the group the east or west

Anonymous said...

None of the scores that I see are from this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Sjeb east is the better club

Anonymous said...

Does the east team have any good players on it haven't seen them play yet

Anonymous said...

I don't know all these teams, but the brackets seem fairly matched. The bottom right IMO might be a little weaker than the other three.

Anonymous said...

No I meant Sjeb easy team do they have any good kids in that team

Anonymous said...

East not easy

Anonymous said...

Just curious, do any of your teams play tournaments in the the summer months (offseason)?

Anonymous said...

Our team plays two tournaments in August.

Anonymous said...

We keep our team together in the summer. After U8, a number of our kids played summer select and the experience was generally poor. We played 2 tournaments, hoping to play three this year. We keep it light in the summer. Training's are less structured, more modified scrimmaging.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the input regarding summer tournaments. Are there any that anyone knows of that are big or have have good competition?

Anonymous said...

Rider Cup, Pocono Cup, Central Jersey Invitational. Hackettsown is also a good tournament, though not as competitive.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I'll check those out. I've also heard the Spirit Kickoff Classic is good also.

Anonymous said...

When you know if a club or league is playing 8v8 or 11v11 next year please post it. IMO this is going to be the year the majority of teams play at 8v8. In a few years it will be 100 percent.

Anonymous said...

9:53. I hope your right. Most other states are ahead of the curve on this. 8v8 is better at this age..

Anonymous said...

How are the nj cup games going

Anonymous said...

MFA and MCYSA will be 8v8 at U11 next year. Trend is all 8v8.

Anonymous said...

the truth is that the so called development acadamies like 11v11.bigger roster = more $

Anonymous said...

We'll see what PDA does. What you say really isn't true. At U11 other than PDA the majority of better private clubs have been moving to 8v8. MFA doesn't even have a U11 team, but will next year and it will be 8v8.

Anonymous said...

8 vs 8 more touches, i call bull.If you get a ball hog or a girl faster than everyone else let me know how many touches your child gets,i believe at 11 vs 11 this is where your true players will shine .The passing game will be true as i will agree they are probably to little for huge field but it is the game.

Anonymous said...

PDA kickoff this week. Any predictions or is it too early to tell meaning 10 year olds?

Anonymous said...

PDA Lyon should win it....not sure why PDA put Sjeb in the lower level team they are gonna kill those teams....

Anonymous said...

Yeah i agree not sure why Sjeb is in that group but they didn't sign up late didn't see them on the accepted teams till the schedules came out

Anonymous said...

Lol win what no finals! Time to get jobs.

Anonymous said...

10:41, 8v8 has less to do with touches and more to do with forcing kids to be technical in smaller spaces. Moving 10 year olds to full sided fields, slows technical development.

Anonymous said...

No one will know how teams did. They don't post results at this age.

Anonymous said...

"8v8 has less to do with touches and more to do with forcing kids to be technical in smaller spaces. Moving 10 year olds to full sided fields, slows technical development."

I agree. Smaller spaces means less time. A better first touch will buy a player time some time. Big field allows for a sloppy first touch.

Anonymous said...

I guess we're all soccer coaches now. Lol

Anonymous said...

No need to post scores at this age all about learning and getting better in my mind

Anonymous said...

Well said, 2:34. Tough to refute that kind of logic.

Anonymous said...

I like seeing scores
Any updates at PDA?

Anonymous said...

Don't be afraid to post scores

Maybe Lyons aren't winning?

Anonymous said...

I'm not a pda parent but Lyon looked amazing. They beat Top Hat 3-1. The other two pda teams were average. Lyon Blue beat manalapan 5-0. Barcelona tied Medford. NFEC beat Manalapan 3 or 4-0. SJEB won both there games 4-1 and 6-0. The one Mass team beat East meadows 9-0. Some great soccer out there today.

Anonymous said...

Lyon is the best team in the state until proven otherwise. They lead the top group in the state which also includes Voorhees, Medford, NJ Crush, SDFC, and Marlboro. I think Barcelona may be in that group as well, and I'm probably leaving a few others out who should be in that top group.

Anonymous said...

Lyon has a tough game tomorrow vs south shore we will see how that goes ....Barcelona isn't a top team at all just one player who can be shut down...Sjeb played crap teams shouldn't even be in that bracket....Lyon didn't look that amazing they looked very slow seems like other teams will catch up to them soon they don't have much speed

Anonymous said...

south shore was great. lyon will have a tough time beating them.Barcelona is not very good

Anonymous said...

Let's us know how it goes today.
What time is last game?

Anonymous said...

Scores please and a lot of them

Anonymous said...

PDA Lyon 0 south shore select 4
South shore was to fast for PDA

Anonymous said...

Every dog has its day. Any other scores from today? I wonder if NJ Crush has the best U10 team? They are whipping very good teams right now.

Anonymous said...

PDA has beat crush badly evrytime
Looks like the best team in region is not from nj
Glad to see them get beat and they will stop posting for a while.

Anonymous said...

The score was South Shore 3 -0, not 4-0 but true south shore speed had Lyon off kilter. But I would not sell their SS selects skill short either - they were just plain good, not just fast.

They have been unscored upon in their age group since U8 - according to parents - and they did beat Scorpions - the U11 Mass state cup champs and the parents claim that the U11 team has been trying to poach 2 or 3 of their girls all year.

Lyon had chances early - free kick over top, pk went wide but in the run of play, they were not as good today. Lyon's goalie kept it close at three to tell the truth…

TopHat all the way from Georgia lost 6-1 to South Shore Select and 3-1 to Lyon and then beat the NY team 3-0. The ECNL club from Long Island lost 9-0 to South Shore, 7-0 to Lyon and 3-0 to topHat...

Anonymous said...

The score was South Shore 3 -0, not 4-0 but true south shore speed had Lyon off kilter. But I would not sell their SS selects skill short either - they were just plain good, not just fast.

They have been unscored upon in their age group since U8 - according to parents - and they did beat Scorpions - the U11 Mass state cup champs and the parents claim that the U11 team has been trying to poach 2 or 3 of their girls all year.

Lyon had chances early - free kick over top, pk went wide but in the run of play, they were not as good today. Lyon's goalie kept it close at three to tell the truth…

TopHat all the way from Georgia lost 6-1 to South Shore Select and 3-1 to Lyon and then beat the NY team 3-0. The ECNL club from Long Island lost 9-0 to South Shore, 7-0 to Lyon and 3-0 to topHat...

Anonymous said...

breakers are not a strong u11 team and speaking of u11 - don't think you should be posting on that blog anymore. It's like you bragging about beating the current nj u11 state team - who is not that strong either.

Anonymous said...

Is it fair to play a team that is coed in a girls soccer bracket? My daughter's team was out played by sjeb '03. They had a little boy with blue hair and he was ridiculous!! I've heard of teams bringing in ringers to tourneys but this is just crazy!!!

Anonymous said...

Well I think you wrong I think the kids name is Jayda it's a girl...your comment is pretty stupid it's a all girls league so with the fact made you should know just cause a girl has short hair doesn't mean it's a boy

Anonymous said...

PDA Lyon parent here. I have to say the south shore team was very enjoyable to watch. Their speed foot skills and style of play was awesome. They will be a great team for a long time. It will be fun playing them next year on the big field.

Anonymous said...

The Blue Hair child is actually a girl. My team has played against SJEB 03 a few times and she is in fact a girl (short blue hair and all (she’s even had it pink.)) You shouldn't make assumptions based on how long a child's hair is.

Anonymous said...

Has PDA confirmed they will be 11v11 at U11? So far MCYSA and SJSL have said all 8v8 at U11. MFA and many other clubs doing same. Many of the winning U10 teams win with kick and run, big defenders just booting the ball. I could see those teams choosing 11v11 if they have that option. Disservice to kids in the long run.

Anonymous said...

Yes PDA will play 11 v 11 next year.

Anonymous said...

Someone looking for own kids attention
You set the question up and responded and very quickly.
I'm sure she is great, but there are much better and thy play up. Nice try to trip us up calling her a boy.

Omayra Ramos said...
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Omayra Ramos said...

I’m coming on here as a parent, who was recently informed of the “blue hair boy” discussion. First of I am the mother of that little GIRL, who is not going to hide behind a computer and make an “anonymous” post, like many others do just to start shit. She is a girl, who happens to be very unique doesn’t conform to the “norm” that’s just who she is, call her a boy and she won’t correct you, she’s used to it. Secondly, why the heck would I set up “the question for attention” as “anonymous 3:32pm” has tried to insinuate. Please this is U10 what type of attention would one be looking for. Her team is full of great players, believe me she is not a “ringer,” there are far better players on the team. Shit, there is a whole state of players who are amazing, whom we’ve had the pleasure of playing with and against (Voorhees, PDA, Crush, etc.) and watched play (yes even those that play up). I am not one to address stupidity but please stop with the accusation that we set up the above post. We could care less what people think about our daughter at U10. This is an age for her to enjoy the game and have fun. Who knows if she will even be playing soccer come next year or the following.
Omayra Ramos
Mother of the “blue hair boy”

Anonymous said...

Bravo. If our teams ever meet, I look forward to meeting you and your daughter. Some of the posts here are ridiculous and frankly laughable. I love your humility and your expectations, and applaud you.

Anonymous said...

I've read some posts from older age blogs. Can we please keep this age group blog respectable. I have a daughter playing at 14 and have been thru so much. We should all realize that we have no idea where are kids will be in 5 years. Just enjoy this time now because trust me it goes by so fast. Let's just hope jersey soccer stays strong and our daughters meet a lot of friends along the way.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know how voorhees Sjeb nj cup game went today

Anonymous said...

Sjeb 6 0

Anonymous said...

Voorhees wins 2-1.