The New Jersey Youth Soccer TRYOUTS FOR 2003 BOYS / GIRLS TOMORROW, SAT., NOV 23:Olympic Development Program (ODP) is pleased to announce the launch of the Young Olympians, a new youth training program exclusively for U11 boys and girls born in 2003.This new program is designed to expose younger players to a NJ Youth Soccer ODP-focused training curriculum led by nationally-certified coaches specializing in soccer development specifically for the U11 age group. Player participants will be selected for the four-session program after a tryout on Saturday, November 23, at regional sites located throughout the state.The Young Olympians program will focus on improving the player’s technical ability and tactical awareness while exposing players and parents to a U.S. Youth Soccer and NJYS ODP environment. The session will conclude with a festival event for all players.To register, go to https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/Default.asp?ProgramID=23746 or call (609) 490-0725 for more information.About New Jersey Youth Soccer AssociationNew Jersey Youth Soccer Association (NJYSA) is a 501(c) (3) organization affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer and comprised of more than 156,000 players from five to 19-years-old; 40,000+ coaches; and thousands of volunteers. Members collectively support the sport of soccer through training, practice and the spirit of good sportsmanship. The association offers recreational and travel soccer programs; tournaments; coach and referee training and certification programs; and TOPSoccer, a program for children with special needs. The U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) offers training and competitive programs for players of the highest caliber for the purpose of increasing the success of the U.S. National Teams.
Great blog. Keep us updated.
any thoughts on good training options over the winter in the South Jersey area?
Rage does some good indoor training and so does the Barons at Total Turf in Pitman
@11:11Be honest with yourself and the level of play. Anyone can lose on a given day but the question was who is the best team not what team does your daughter play on.
Why does PDA south U-11 girls team play in a tournament and call them self steel soccer? What are they hiding,are they hiding from PDA.If so I hope they are now expose to there club.
They r called steelers cause it is not a PDA team just extra they do for girls to keep them playing just the the barons team called nj all stars
PDA generally doesn't allow their kids to use the PDA name when playing outside of official PDA games. 3v3, etc.
Is this a u10 or u11 blog?Looks to me like the top three teams out of the gate are crush, PDA and SJEb in no order.Any other strong contenders yet?Thanks
What age is the sjeb all stars?Have not heard of them.
are they in SJGSL or JAGS? SJEB is South Jersey Elite Barons.
It's supposed to be u10, but I know some u10 teams play up in tournaments. Not sure if more teams will do that in the Spring to prepare for 11v11.Voorhees seems to be a competitive team.
Crush is top team then voorhees,,PDA lyon,, south jersey barons if the drop there bottom roster they will be a good team until then they will loose to upper teams
Why is crush best? Not trying to question, just reall have no clue. What about wcfc and MF, do they have decent teams yet?
Look who wins the Jefferson cup when it happen that will show you who the top teams are that is a really good tourny
I saw crush play barons east team in the summer they were really good games...but at a maps tourny I heard that the crush beat them pretty good barons team was different from the summer could see they had extra girls in the season that they didn't in the summer and just didn't compare to the rest of the team
I agree crush is a solid team, so is sjeb, both equal. Never seen vorhees. I believe crush was beat badly twice by PDA Lyon. I say Lyon is top team, but probably some other team out there who is very close and will see in time. WC is aslo very good. Strong age group so far.
Lyon over Crush U10 twice: 10-0 aggregate.
As of right now Voorhees is the team to beat in NJ. I would like to see them play PDA Lyon
Is there a big difference between barons east and west teams
Why is vortexes he team to beat? Who have you played that is a solid team? WC? Crush? PDA? SJEB?Thanks
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?
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Does anyone know what the top teams at this age group are
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.
Why is PDA u-10 team not in top bracket in maps spring challenge if they are so good makes you wonder
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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.
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.
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..
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.
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
Voorehees is the strongest in this group
I'm sure they are a strong south team. A long way to go to to challenge Lyon. Wouldn't be close.
I saw voorhees beat Lyon in a scrimmage a few months ago so they are not that far off buddy
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.
Easy buddy. Wasn't Lyon. Wrong team.
No it was Lyon team cupcake I watched it
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
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.
It was in a srimmage feast my kid was there and I know kids on PDA Lyon gets ur facts right
Does ur kid play for PDA if not how would u know what they do
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.
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
I'm still trying to think if vorhees really had a relevant soccer team at u 10. Must not have been that impressed.
I know the flyers train there
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.
Guys these girls are 10. It's a long road ahead. Please relax.
Who cares about scrimmage results?!
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.
2:33. I guess the Vorhees parent does. He must be insecure.
any one have thoughts on whats better for our girls moving forward this fall 8v8 or 11v11.
8 v 8. Smaller field and more touches.
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.
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 gamesas rainouts- this only involves 12 teams that will make up week 2.
"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.
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.
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