Wednesday, April 1, 2015

U11G U11 Girls Youth Soccer

U11 girls' teams are facing the 11 v. 11 playing field for the first time. This is a time when players develop a true love for the game and the focus is a little more intense, on the field and on the sidelines...

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Anonymous said...

How is Middletown the better team one shot on goal all game...Sjeb had the ball on Middletown side more just didn't finish it happens I don't think Middletown is the better team...they have one really good player that's it and just hope she gets a goal and play the rest on defense learn the game then talk

Anonymous said...

So Barons are the better team yet couldn't score one lousy goal on the inferior team. Do you realize how bad your logic is? Just like the teams that out shoot another team 15-2 but lose 2-0 and "dominated the game". Parents are so delusional.

Why was this game played anyway when Barons play 11v11 and Middletown 8v8?

Anonymous said...

I love when the team that lost claims to be better, if you were better you would have won.

Anonymous said...

Parents please relax its just a game
and on any given day you can win or
Lose.

Anonymous said...

when does this blog officially become U12. I wouldn't want to miss out on any of the amazing insight and game analytics!

Anonymous said...

Have most clubs given offers for next year yet? My daughters hasn't and people are antsy

Anonymous said...

Yes I know most have given out offers already. I know PDA is done.

Anonymous said...

There are some clubs that have not sent all offers.

Hope it works out for you and your daughter.

Anonymous said...

2:20, I understand that. Other reason they are less is that they play less games and don't chase points.

Anonymous said...

So is there any info on player movement at PDA? Did they add any great players? How about MFA? Going forward is their southern team going to bet he ECNL or the northern groups? Did they add talent?

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares about MFA. Stop fishing for information. Worry about your own team and not others. You need the work. All your teams at this age are terrible.

SJEBWEST BARON said...

The SJEB 03' West girls team is looking for a full time keeper. If interested, please contact barons03west@gmail.com.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

"So is there any info on player movement at PDA? Did they add any great players? How about MFA? Going forward is their southern team going to bet he ECNL or the northern groups? Did they add talent?"

PDA added several players to the age group. This was the year to get in. No way they ever ADD 9-10 kids ever again to this age group in one try-out season.

Anonymous said...

You're obviously talking about PDA north right?

Anonymous said...

Never say never. If you read this blog, you would have thought PDA was set and didn't need or want anyone else. Times they are a changing.

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Anonymous said...

They drop & add kids like they are seasonal employees. And just like in any club there are politics involved.

Anonymous said...

All depends on who shows up at the tryout.

If a player shows up that is better than yours, well, see ya'.

More and more folks are willing to make the drive.

Anonymous said...

"Never say never. If you read this blog, you would have thought PDA was set and didn't need or want anyone else. Times they are a changing."

The tryouts - with over 90 girls - had some serious talent so I'm not surprised North added players.

Anonymous said...

90 kids did not show up for the south & the shore....if both those areas want to build a team like the north they shouldn't be adding & dropping kids. Let the kids start to mesh together & learn to play together. Keep some well trained coaches that want to be there & train girls at this age & see what happens

Anonymous said...

Pda south had alot of quality girls coming out for our team.We will be a btter team than we are now in fall.

Anonymous said...

7:59 seriously? I guess if you keep saying it maybe you'll start to believe it. Everybody knows what's going on at PDA south, no need to try and fool anyone.

Anonymous said...

Thought PDA north was only taking 3 new girls. How could they have taken 9-10 new?

Anonymous said...

This blog is funny. You spend most of the year bashing PDA and then get all concerned about who they added. If your daughter didn't hear by now, she didn't make the team.

Anonymous said...

Once again people are clueless. No one on this blog thinks PDA is a bad organization. They have quality teams and good coaching. Their problem is their parents, they are stuck up and delusional with little actual soccer knowledge. Maybe if the parents were a little humble, the hatred would subside.

Anonymous said...

PDA South has a couple of top players from Fenix. A few more might be added in the future.

Anonymous said...

I know a few PDA Lyon parents and they are a good group of parents. Not sure where the negative posts are coming from.

Anonymous said...

Stand on a sideline with them and you will see all you need to see.

Anonymous said...

Now it sounds like you are just upset your team loses to them. I doubt they are making comments to your team. Beat them and then maybe they won't say anything.

Anonymous said...

It has nothing to do with winning or losing. It has to do with understanding the game and being respectful that these are 11 year old girls competing. They just come off ass classless and entitled.

Anonymous said...

Well, PDA parents do spend one of the highest fees for the season.

They are a bit entitled.

(I know, there are much more expensive places.)

Classless, neh. At the most competitive levels the adults tend to get upset if parents cheer for the other team with vigor.

The adults get sensitive. A lot of the time the kids on the field couldn't care less. Or even notice.

There are some exceptions to the rule but they don't paint the picture for all parents of any club.

Heck, it isn't like they get a special class in how to be as obnoxious as possible on a touchline. Hehe

Anonymous said...

9:59

ok parent manager, I'm sure Lower Merion kids are just lining up to leave a top level team for PDA South.

Anonymous said...

Lol that's real funny!!! Top level to
Low level.

Anonymous said...

10:55 maybe you should try rec soccer

Anonymous said...

Interesting factoid: EPYSA doesn't have 11 v 11 until u13.

In the Keystone State, top players have to move from local clubs to an ECNL at U12 to get it. Typically, they do this in packs to ensure the team they’re creating is as successful as they on they left.

So, over yonder, in the Birthplace-of-America, the Daughters of Ben have a long tradition of transforming those pre-pre U12 ECNLs to something dramatically better than their U11 predecessors. They care not what the track record beforehand was. It’s all about who else is coming.

Whichever nearby ECNL gets the bulk of the top players from this group will be a strong contender. The first ones are headed to PDA.

So, unless a calorically challenged NJ head of state blocks the Ben Franklin Bridge, this is happening.

Another interesting factoid: The river they will be crossing is called the Delaware.

Denial is a river in Egypt.

Anonymous said...

6:22. Maybe they can backfill the void with Middletown players. Parents would fit right in with South Philly crowd.

Anonymous said...

6:22

You must be referring to PDA North as there are no ECNL teams in South Jersey nor will there ever be. South and Shore are just money grabs because some people will always believe that three or four letters will somehow make them a superstar.

So no we're calling U12's "pre-pre ECNL"??? ECNL doesn't start till U14, so just relax.

Anonymous said...

*now

Anonymous said...

ECNL in 2015/2016 is requiring their clubs to participate in ECNL events at U12 as they did with U13 this year.

Anonymous said...

Correct but ECNL teams don't start until U14.

Anonymous said...

You are correct, but I think that is splitting hairs. If ECNL clubs are designating Pre-ECNL teams at U12 and U13 and they are playing in official Jr ECNL events. I assume for PDA Lyon will be the team at these events. For MFA, not as clear as I understand they will have two teams with the Pre-ECNL designation.

Anonymous said...

When I read this blog, it's kind of like listening to charlie Browns teacher.

Anonymous said...

Will all change next year, 2016. New age change will be in effect. Half these girls will be 2004 and the others 2003. The ones with advantage in past will be at disadvantage. This will be a messy transition, but better off now then later. I have a older daughter at u14, this age group will really be effected because of college recruiting. I was told this weekend by Doc that this is happening at start of fall 2016 season.

Anonymous said...

Very talented players are not only strong because of where they fall due to an arbitrary age cut off. Changing the age cut off will effect some rosters but talent is talent and will make a great contribution to whatever team they are on.

The one year window is too narrow anyway. A two year or larger window would allow for much for effective grouping of players based on ability rather than simply age. As it is now and will be in the future, with a one year grouping, very talented payers will have to continue to play up to seek a challenge and appropriate skill and speed of play level.

Anonymous said...

9:31

No it isn't changing next year. Even if it did, it's only if the girls development academy gets started. Even then it would only apply to the development academy teams like it is on the boys side. So in other words at this age, PDA Lyon would change their age dates. Lyon Blue, PDA Shore and PDA South would stay with the current date structure.

Anonymous said...

Hope you guys are right. Going to be a mess. As of right now, US Club is on board with change so I assume that means all teams when they do it. I don't like it when they put soccer development ahead of kids/teams/fun, and that is what they are doing here. Kids naturally want to play with their classmates and this ends that. This age will be impacted the most. Younger ages have time to transition, and older ages are fine because physically the kids have almost all done their growing. U11-U14 is tough because there can be so much physical development in just a year. In the end it is just a game and the kids who work hard and play hard will be fine.

Anonymous said...

The cut off is arbitrary so it does not really matter where you put it. Right now, the US is not aligned with the rest of the globe. There are many advantages to getting to know kids outside of your classmates in school. Kids (and plenty of parents) could use some practice at social skills, group dynamics, etc. Plenty of girl drama i have seen could be minimized with some basic instruction and follow through about how treat other human beings.

Anonymous said...

This may be a dumb question, but I'd bet the average team at this age is half 2003, half 2004 or around there. The 2003 kids will go from U12 to U14 and not play U13. That is true for all ages, so half the kids will skip a level. What happens to the kids who will be U15 in 8th grade?

Anonymous said...

They will play U15.

Anonymous said...

Half the team will be in HS and unavailable in the fall.

Anonymous said...

They will be two teams next year - 2003 and 2004 for this age group.
Nobody loses a year - just placed in you age year team.
Some of the older girls may be challenged, because they will be now competing for spots against some of the best girls from current u12 teams.

Anonymous said...

Would it surprise anyone if the composition of the best teams right now, Lyon, etc is around 90% 2003 kids.

Anonymous said...

@3:44pm. It wouldn't be a surprise, it is actually the norm. That's how you win at "jungle ball", pick the oldest, biggest and strongest kids and you're set to dominate.

Anonymous said...

Lyon's biggest and best player is 2004. This board is a cesspool of lies and most posters are imbeciles - like the one who posted the question at 3:44, then his own answer at 4:05. Think about how sad you life is...

Anonymous said...

May be far less disruption than people think. My guess is most of the better teams are 80% or more 2003 kids. Some are probably 95%

Anonymous said...

Nobody said they didn't have 2004 kids, they said the roster is probably around 90% 2003. What's the big deal? It does not take away from anything they have accomplished if that is true. Team has wonderful players for this age group.

Anonymous said...

What's funny is you're wasting your time posting about SOMETHING THAT IS NOT HAPPENING!!!

Anonymous said...

This is happening.
I saw that sdfc was able to beat breakers at delco, the team Lyons can not beat.

Anonymous said...

Breakers is not the team Lyon lost to, it was South Shore Select. Carry on.

Anonymous said...

Anyone can win or lose a game. SDFC should play Lyon directly, and play them a few times too.

Anonymous said...

632 - this will happen.

Anonymous said...

what percentage of girls will be on the PDA 2003 team/2004? Sounds like you will have a very good team if your older girls have solid players in 2003 too. Will clubs like Crush and sdfc and other premier clubs go this way as well? What happens in tournaments and state cups? I would assume the PDA, MF and WC ecnl clubs will just play their younger age groups in the older brackets so they are age group eligible.

Anonymous said...

8:50
It will eventually happen but as stated before, it will only be for the girls development academy teams, not the whole state. Some of you are so clueless.

Anonymous said...

There is no girl's development academy at this time.

Anonymous said...

"This is happening.
I saw that sdfc was able to beat breakers at delco, the team Lyons can not beat."


PDA Lyon beat Boston Breakers West 6-0 at the PDA tournament. SDFC beat the 1-0.
They also beat Boston Breakers Elite(east) 3-0. So by your math PDA Lyon would beat SDFC around 5-0. SDFC beat a B team - Big deal!

Anonymous said...

10:05
Since you're not paying attention, let me help you out. SDFC beat the West team in round robin play, they beat the EAST team in the finals.

Anonymous said...

Well...isn't that special

Anonymous said...

So SDFC does well in a tournament and immediately the PDA parent gets involved saying they didn't beat anyone. You are a loser, a complete loser. People like you ruin sports for kids, I feel so bad for your daughter.

Anonymous said...

According to the PDA schedules/results from the PDA tournament, PDA Lyon (not Lyon Blue- I know the difference) beat both Boston Breakers teams (east and west) 1-0 and 1-0, not 6-0 and 3-0. Where did those inflated scores come from?

Anonymous said...

Blah blah. Talk is cheap. SDFC and PDA Lyon should just play. Waste of time trying to guess/assume/justify who would win based on past results.

Anonymous said...

Also a waste of time being overly concerned about what team of 10 and 11 year old kids whould win a soccer match against another team of kids.

Anonymous said...

The person who posted the PDA scores is a troll. People are jealous of all the clubs that have success. Worry about your team. Stop posting crap that makes other clubs look bad. These girls are 11. How about we all enjoy our kids playing a sport they love.

Anonymous said...

The SJEB '03 East girls team is looking to add 1-2 players for the upcoming 2015/2016 Fall and Spring U12 seasons.

If interested, please contact: soccerguy092976@hotmail.com to set up an evaluation or if you have any questions.

SJEBWEST BARON said...

The SJEB '03 West Girls team is looking for a Goalie for the Summer session. Includes 2 days a week of training and 2 tournaments.

If interested or for more information please contact barons03west@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

sjeb east and west go to nj youth soccer forum for adds if you are such a mighty soccer power why blow up the blog with all your needs.

Anonymous said...

STA 4-1 over NJ Crush? Wow

Anonymous said...

@ 2:22 I think whoever posted from sjeb is posting on forums because they know these can be a good resource for any parent that might want to know about options for their 11 year old player. I also think whoever it is knows that not everyone on the forums are as much of a tool as you are for posting something that ridiculous and living transgressively though their kids soccer team.

a wise man once said, it's better to keep your mouth shut than open it up and remove all doubt.

Anonymous said...

Actually what the wise man once said was:

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

But nice try...

Anonymous said...

These forums are are a resource but of limited use. Just check out the clubs in a reasonable distance. Evaluate cost, coaching, team mates, level of play, commitment desired/required and make a good choice for your player.

Anonymous said...

What has happened to CRUSH? Also heard the best players are moving on, looks like they may have already moved on...

Anonymous said...

Where did they go? Lots of movement this year as is expected when most teams move from 8v8 to 11v11.

Anonymous said...

I bet a lot of teams stay 8v8 or at least don't go to 11v11.

Anonymous said...

Just so that everyone knows, EDP made the announcement last month that for the Fall 2015 season U11 will go all 9v9 & U12 will have option of 9v9 or 11v11 (this will eventually go all 9v9)

Anonymous said...

I would have thought that as well, but I was wrong. Way more teams moving to 11v11 then I would have guessed over the winter.

Anonymous said...

Which top 8v8 team will get the right kids to stay at the top 11v11?

Anonymous said...

Teams go 11v11 for money if they can. 6 more players adds up to 12k plus. If they stay 8v8 it's only because they can't get enough good players or they have enough for multiple teams. It's a money grab, don't agree but it is a way to make a better living.

Anonymous said...

What was the Middletown-SDFC score from tonight?

Anonymous said...

@7:26 Probably not many.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:33 Who cares.

Anonymous said...

@8:33. It was a barn burner. Tons of defense.7-6 middletown. I'm glad these teams are getting more touches at 8v8. That score is embarrassing to the sport

Anonymous said...

Not sure how a 10/11 year olds playing in the rain can be embarassing. Definitely had nothing to do with the weather.

Anonymous said...

@SJB It really isn't age appropriate to be a goalie full-time at U11-U12. There are very few takers for this offer, and even fewer that are good. The latter will be playing up or a top ranked ECNL feeder. But even more likely, she will not want to be limited.

Anonymous said...

So 10 and 11 year old girls playing in the driving rain for the love of the game is embarrassing to the sport? You have zero clue what sports is about and even less of a clue of how to be a decent parent or human being.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I just wasn't happy with the outcome. The game should have been postponed.

Anonymous said...

"@8:33. It was a barn burner. Tons of defense.7-6 middletown. I'm glad these teams are getting more touches at 8v8. That score is embarrassing to the sport"


I'm going to try to interpret…I think this post means that these girls are obviously ready to be playing soccer on a big field. It is the end of U11(an age that for last 40 years has played big field soccer) and the girls are as big as they can be and as skilled as they can be - so a 7-6 score may indicate: It's time to play on a big field so we don't have football scores...

Anonymous said...

Why not try out for a team that plays on 11 x 11 if that is what you want to play?

Anonymous said...

Middketown had a great year and can finish with 22 points. However, if World Class wins out, they could end up with 23 points. Other scenarios could occur but I think it's Middletown or WC as the winners. If this very competitive league...

Anonymous said...

You can't count out Vorhees, they can finish with 25 points. Crush will probably finish out of the top 5, but won the 8 V 8 state cup. Very good division with talented teams.

Anonymous said...

Has Voorhees and WC gone head to head yet? If not, that game will be a big factor for how the top 3 spots place out. Voorhees vs SDFC couldl be another key game.

Anonymous said...

What teams are staying small sided in the fall?

Anonymous said...

Not many. I mean you goat let the horses run so to speak. Goalies are punting to goalies, defenders are shooting on net from mid-field. 10-15 goal games... Its just not soccer as I am used to seeing it.

Anonymous said...

IMO 8v8 is a waste of time for U11. Field is way to small to allow girls to move the ball around. It becomes goalie kick ball. My daughter plays 11v11 and gets plenty of touches on the ball and 50/50 situations. She also has enough opportunity to pass the ball around. I think it's sad that some teams have to remain 8v8 in order to remain competitive.

Anonymous said...

Just by sheer math, you get more touches with 8 V 8 opposed to 11 V 11. America is going to start to follow the European model and steer towards staying short sided longer. You can love it or hate it, but it is the future.

Anonymous said...

8V8 is not about touches, it's about operating in tighter spaces and forcing quick decisions. You lose that when you put 10 year old girls on a big field. Amazing how awesome the kids look on that big field with all that space.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:18 "...the girls are as big as they can be and as skilled as they can beAt this transitions age.."

I hope that's not true for your daughter - it's definitely not true for mine. Most girls this age are in the early/middle stages of puberty and their bodies have much developing to do. Height, weight, chest, hips...this all will affect these players' game in the next few years. Some will benefit from their body types, some will be hindered by it. Skill, technique, and tactics will also continue to be developed and refined.

I see the pros and cons of each (8v8 and 11v11) at U11, but the plain and simple truth is; any team that can't make the transition to the big field by U12 is because they lack the number of skilled players to remain competitive. Is that reason for ridicule?

Anonymous said...

5:12 is 100% correct except the part about early to middle puberty. They are ALL in early puberty at most right now. At least 99.9999999999999% of them. The rest of your comment is spot on.

Anonymous said...

Real should have replaced nutley. Then the division would have been legit top to bottom.

Anonymous said...

Not top to bottom.

Anonymous said...

Who wouldn't have been legit?

Anonymous said...

you can start with Nj Wildcates…6 goals score and 17 allowed is terrible.

Anonymous said...

STA too, 14 goals for 24 against.

Anonymous said...

Do you think they may be struggling because they are playing really good teams. They aren't bad, just not as good as some of the other teams.

Anonymous said...

From what I've seen wildcats play good technical soccer. You could replace them with rush, copa or strikers but not anyone from 2nd division north. gfa is a kick and run team.

Anonymous said...

@6:47 The Wildcats do attempt to play good technical soccer. They are well-coached. I don't think any of the three teams you list would do any better or be any better for the division for different reasons.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ U11/U12 8v8. Might as well play the game on a Futsal court. Don't get me wrong, I think Futsal is good supplementary training but not where they should be playing at this age group. Not a reason to ridicule because teams can't get good players but on the other hand, don't claim being the best either.

Anonymous said...

Why can't someone be the best at 8 V 8 and then struggle to add players of the same caliber? Not every team is a soccer machine.

Anonymous said...

Who claimed to be the best?

Anonymous said...

Anyone know when Voorhees and World Class are scheduled to play?


Anonymous said...

9:04. The only thing funnier than watching 11 year olds playing on a small field is watching them kick the ball all over a field that is clearly too big for them. Kick and run,poor first touches and terrible technical is what I see. the rest of the world agrees with small sided at 11 but you know best. Lol

Anonymous said...

Funny thing here. 9v9 is what it is going to for future u11's. Even more crowded by the futsal logic. Haha

Anonymous said...

8v8 should be done by u 10. Once the goalies are punting to each other it's time to move on. That's why in baseball they move the fenses back. It's common sense.

Anonymous said...

Or you could teach possession and roll the ball out. BTW soccer and baseball are totally different sports. By your logics 10 year olds should play on the same size field as 18 year olds.

Anonymous said...

1:04 I've seen plenty of 11v11 games where teams knew how to play on the field. But you're right, if kids can't handle the space, they should stay at 8v8 until they can develop the skill. Maybe you can ask for an extension for 8v8 at U13/U14 if you need more time. I think those teams at 11v11 will be at an advantage when the kids from 8v8 come into play.

Anonymous said...

june 4 you my friend is the reason usa soccer is so far behind .If you know anything the longer you stay small sided the better. Please check the youth models in Europe most stay small sided till 13 good luck with your stupid comments and world domination at 10 years old also by 15 60 percent of all your great superstars wont even be playing.Thanks for a good laugh cheers.

Anonymous said...

10:43AM Your percentage rate is too low, the actual rate is 70-75%, but you need to take into consideration the geography of those giving up this wonderful sport we ALL seem so passionate about. Northeast and West Coast are the true soccer hot spots and have been for the past many years. Top D1 school are pulling players from these locations. The feeder programs are the main reason. NJ alone is full of top programs to get players where they want to be if they want to achieve their goals themselves not their parents goals. A truly great athlete will excel on any size field, and will start pulling away from the so called "average" player. Most not all 2nd string players or 2nd rotation players in the EDP 8v8 league can start in other states, easily! Be thankful you're in an area that has strong competition. Also, the 70-75% figure came from US Youth Soccer. Good luck to all players this weekend.

Anonymous said...

10:43 you can convince yourself all you want. If an 11 year old girl can handle the big field, what's the harm? Why does she have to be held back to a small sided field? But go ahead, be happy watching goalie kickball.

Anonymous said...

So an 11 year old should not be playing on the same size field as an 8 year old, but should play on the same size field as an 18 year old? That is your belief?

Anonymous said...

228 and 215 you just don't get it obviously good luck with your all stars

Anonymous said...

So you know better then the Europeans and the people running American soccer? You are a complete moron.

Anonymous said...

@8:52 - Best post in some time. I love the way you suggest someone is an moron and, at the same time, use 'then' incorrectly the way an elementary student might do from time to time. Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

2:28 you are an idiot. Enjoy your "soccer".

Anonymous said...

If you have a good coach who cares about the players over winning, you don't get goalie kickball because the goalies are told only to punt as a last resort. Also, fields are much bigger this year at U11 than they were in the past. This is nice medium. I do agree that at U11 the kids are 2 big to play on the same field as the U8s.

Anonymous said...

Everyone here focuses on some border states who play 8 v 8 at U11 or U12. But in California - the number one Division 1 producing state and the #1 national team member producing state - They play 11 v 11 at U11. Just another perspective...

Anonymous said...

PDA LYON is running roughshod over Monmouth county's best U12 girls teams this week...
Beat Freehold Arsenal Blue, Monmouth Coast FC Storm and NJ Wildcats Schwenk NPL in last seven days according to GotSoccer!

Anonymous said...

Those U12 teams are not good. Lyon kids themselves by playing bad U12 team. Try beating some good U11 teams first.

Anonymous said...

Any u 12 team Lyon plays and beats are not good. No one will admit they are a good team. And find a u 11 team in the area worth playing.

Anonymous said...

Well as far as Monmouth county goes - where I watch a lot of games - those are three of the four best teams at U12. The other is Match Fit NJX - PDA Lyon beat them too 4-1 in 8 v 8 U11. I think Match Fit is #10, Monmouth Coast #13 and Freehold is #15.

As for U11 - I'm pretty sure Middletown has had the best overall year besides Lyon. They won the NJY State Cup in the fall.They challenged themselves and played 11 v 11 state cup this year and knew Lyon would be there, the joined the best 8 v 8 league in New Jersey and finished 1st or 2nd there and beat the current 8 v8 star cup champ NJ Crush. …

All that said Lyon handled Middletown easy 3-0. SJ E Barons EAST is a top u11 team, 4-0. C'mon man.

Anonymous said...

Lyon is just at a different level. There's really no comparison at the same age level. There only going to get better too.

Anonymous said...

Love Lyon or hate them (there doesn't seem to be much middle ground on this blog), you have to give credit where credit is due. Lyon has proved to be the top U11 team in the state this season. Now they're taking care of business a year up....not too shabby in my book.

Anonymous said...

PDA Lyon in the U11 world is an urban legend as far as I'm concerned. They have not played any of the elite U11 teams this year. Playing U12 B-teams doesn't say much. I think many of the U11 elite teams could beat the U12 B- teams on any given day. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

"Lyon is just at a different level. There's really no comparison at the same age level. There only going to get better too."

This is true. Three new players added to the squad.

Anonymous said...

"PDA Lyon in the U11 world is an urban legend as far as I'm concerned. They have not played any of the elite U11 teams this year. Playing U12 B-teams doesn't say much. I think many of the U11 elite teams could beat the U12 B- teams on any given day. Sorry!"

I bet they could on a given day, maybe...but they'd have to have the guts to do it, the roster to do it, the size to do it too the talents and then they'd have to go WIN all those games - every one! BTW, there has not been one u12 b-team on their schedule. All club's top teams. Come out tomorrow & see a tourney final for yourself vs the #1 U12 girls team from Connecticut. Girls are bigger than any Mom on our team.

Anonymous said...

The 3 new girls are on Lyon Blue.

Anonymous said...

Their may be new players on the Lyon Blue team but there are also new players on Lyon. Size and speed has been added. One of the players came from one of the very prominent teams discussed here a bunch.

Anonymous said...

If Lyon is so good why don't they play u-12 in the top tournaments and not some second rate tournament...top u-12 teams ok keep thinking that Lyon is a great team but the parents get a little ahead of themselves..other teams will catch up to them there kids r big and strong but everyone will get there soon

Anonymous said...

Lyon plays u-12 second division in edp...play in the first division against A teams then say u beat top u-12 teams...

Anonymous said...

What is the prominent team the new Lyons players are from?

Anonymous said...

It's not really important where the new Lyon girls are from. To start talking abou this would be close to singling out specific girls (as it's not going to be hard to figure it out) and that is inappropriate. Let's just keep to bashing eachothers teams.

Anonymous said...

My daughter does not play for Lyon. There is no doubt they are a top team at U-11 in NJ. To be able to play up a year in EDP and have success is impressive. Maybe next year they will move up to the U-12 top division in EDP. Regardless who they play or where, they are an excellent team. You can hate them all you want, but you can't deny they have a ton of talent. It will be interesting to see how the dynamic is when girls are moved down and new girls are added. That is all.

Anonymous said...

How many of the Lyons are 2003 girls?
They will be playing against some of the best current u12 girls within a year anyway.
Will be competing for spots against Pda current u12 teams.

Anonymous said...

Is Middletown prominent enough for you? How about Lyon Blue?

Anonymous said...

PDA Lyon claiming they beat the top u12 girls teams? SJEB West is the SJEB B team. Monmouth Coast? Freehold? Strongold? And the meeting against Summit now wearing a MF uniform was postponed. Thanks for the laugh Kool Aid boy.

Anonymous said...

The cumulative score of Lyon vs all 3 SJEB teams U11 & U12 is 13-0. Why would u mention that club? Think about that...13-0 in 3 games

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all of you people obsessed with PDA and what they do. You truly give me something to look forward to reading on a daily basis. I hope you put as much energy in to your own daughters club. Keep posting.

Anonymous said...

most of the top players from Lyons are are 2003 and will have no problem taking the leading spots when they change to calendar year.

Anonymous said...

Lyon ties U12 Connecticut's#1 1-1, then plays them again in final, ties the 1-1 after regulation & OT but fall is PK's. Literally, they were the attraction and talk of the whole tournament. Keep the hate coming!

Anonymous said...

Any other u11 teams play today?

Anonymous said...

811 has it right. I was there and heard it with my own two ears. No matter what field I wandered, all were abuzz with pda pda pda chatter. The legend grows!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes SDFC beat Vorhees.

Anonymous said...

I saw the Lyon highlights on Sports Center! Amazing.

Anonymous said...

I heard Lyon will play the German women next.

Anonymous said...

And I'm pretty sure all of the Germans are older than 12.

Anonymous said...

"Is Middletown prominent enough for you? How about Lyon Blue?"

The forward from town or the defender from out of town?

Anonymous said...

New Topic: Favorite fields to play on in NJ - could be 8v8 or 11v11.

Anonymous said...

NJ Crush north field.

Anonymous said...

"NJ Crush north field."

That's a funny one. Where's the grass?


Anonymous said...

Cross Farm in Holmdel is decent.

Anonymous said...

PDA Field 3. Let the bashing begin....

Anonymous said...

What tournament was played over weekend?
Who Is CT number one u12 team? I have never seen a decent team from their clubs at this age group.

Anonymous said...

Should be interesting end in edp with vorhees and WC playing against each other, could have impact on outcome for second place and or take WC out of running for first place. Looks like crush has dropped down this year and losing top players won't help them going forward. Nice win sdfc, are you losing any players to WC like others? WC will be dominant team at this age group in 2016 - when it becomes the 2004 team in ecnl.

Anonymous said...

A win by either WC or Vorhees will most likely give them the division. If they tie, the division goes to Middletown. Great season.

Anonymous said...

WCFC has the nicest complex, great food and nice bathrooms as well. Could use a few more fields, but love going there and watching games. You also don't need to wash your car and can wash your hands too.

Anonymous said...

9:31 Conn club question...


These guys. #1 by three times the points of #2,3 etc. only great team in Conn at U12.

https://home.gotsoccer.com/rankings/team.aspx?TeamID=701757&History=yes&compact=

Anonymous said...

Good news is that you will be playing with these kids next year anyway when they make the age change, get used to it and their are much better players than you are seeing in your b flights. Have you ever played you own u12 teams?

Anonymous said...

This tournament was a town team tournament, stallions and wildcats would get beat 7 to 0 by the good u12 teams in the state. They play in the north division and bottom of it, it's the weakest division by far and you can see by the points being awarded. Look at your GS ranking, why would you believe others? When you can't even win you own tournament at your age group, this should tell you something. And most all of the good teams still play 8v8.

Anonymous said...

You mean next year as in the fall of 2015? That's when the age change is going to be?

Anonymous said...

No, I think they mean fall of 2016

Anonymous said...

@ 1:07 is still waiting for the Lyon callback!

Anonymous said...

You wish, then you might be able to win your tournament. Funny thing is that we thought about it, until reading this blog. Always liked pda, but have a real bad taste recently and its to bad, because i think it's one of the best clubs in the country. I wouldn't want anything to do with this age group because of what I read here.

Anonymous said...

PDA's problem is their parents. Great teams, good coaching...shitbag parents. Not all of them, but enough of them.

Anonymous said...

Only an idiot would make a decision about where your child will attend school or where they play a sport based on what they read in an anonymous blog.

Anonymous said...

What parents do you know? I am a parent of a different age group girl and actually U11 has the least drama of all the age groups above it. We have spent time with their parents and their are no issues and I would say I am an insider in that respect and my best guess is most of these super negative posts are by outsiders trying to get people to their way of thinking and putting a negative light on a club that teaches, leads and guides a lot of very successful young women. two of who will be representing our country in the World Cup tonight!

Anonymous said...

"Is Middletown prominent enough for you? How about Lyon Blue?"


Another new player comes from a current U12 team that was undefeated in league play this season...Only talented kids with tons of potential get added to any PDA team.

Anonymous said...

With all the people who claim their daughter is on PDA Lyon, they must have a roster of about 50 kids

Anonymous said...

The only u12 teams I can find that are undefeated in u12 is your own team called Galaxy and a team called FC Maximus. They look like a very strong team from the north, but playing 8v8 and no one else is. I would think they would be looking at WCFC as they are affiliated on website and a very strong team at u11. It's important to add now, WCFC is a solid team and they are making major adjustments. So my assumption is that you have your own players moving down and that usually means they probably couldn't compete and are age appropriate, but not grade.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see the Nike commercial with the PDA players in it? Just another reason to hate on them.

Anonymous said...

No, would love to see a link. Thanks, I don't care what club, just like seeing girls from nj

Anonymous said...

@3:34 WCFC is a strong team. Have they ever played Lyon through EDP or tournaments?
Also, did they pick up players? If so from where?

Anonymous said...

This 8v8 EDP top flight is down to wire. Looks like a few teams can still win.
Very competitive division

Anonymous said...

Not a PDA parent but some of you need professional help. A grown up hating on a kids soccer club, wow.

BTW to 4:09, reading this blog I interpreted one post to infer that kids from the NJ Crush have moved to WC, which makes sense with how close they are.

Anonymous said...

Check out U.S. soccer facebook. The commercial is on there.

Anonymous said...

How is PDA shown in a Nike Women's Soccer commercial a reason to hate? It's cool that a club in NJ is part of it.

Anonymous said...

I was being sarcastic. Everyone hates on them any other time. Figured someone would cry their kids team wasn't in it but PDA was duhhhhhhh! Of course it's great a NJ girls team is in a Nike commercial.

Anonymous said...

Blah blah blah. If you think you have a great team and sick of hearing that another team is better, challenge them to a scrimmage. They can say no and you can come back here to gloat. Beat them, come back here to gloat. Otherwise STFU. Let these kids play soccer and settle it on the field.

Anonymous said...

SDFC keeping the team intact going into large sided play in the fall.

Anonymous said...

"Is Middletown prominent enough for you? How about Lyon Blue?"

"The forward from town or the defender from out of town?"



New lyon player is the town forward who just put a bunch of goals on SDFC last week. I am not associated with lyon in any way. It was mentioned by their coach to the sdfc coach.

Anonymous said...

SDFC has added some talent and could be at or near the top of EDP next season...

Anonymous said...

@10:48 wrong girl.

Anonymous said...

New lyon player is the town forward who just put a bunch of goals on SDFC last week. I am not associated with lyon in any way. It was mentioned by their coach to the sdfc coach.

That is completely false. Better check your facts.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Lyon has to add any new players in order put SDFC away. Hope SDFC agrees to a scrimmage or plays up in U13 EDP next year so we can see them play.

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