I saw 1st half vs Aztec too. They were up 5-0. At one point a group of SJ E Barons older girls walked by and yelled her name like she was famous and she waved back during the game! One thing I'll say - Lyon is like the biggest girls team I've seen at U12 and these girls are uniquely tiny. Great but very very tiny and almost U10ish. Lyon should mark up or do whatever they did to shut her out in April. They're goalie was not all that honestly - tiny also and did allow 3 goals this weekend.,,,Goalie could be their weakness in my opinion.
Would love to see south shore vs Lyon, great game. When and where is it?
September 6 at Stars of Mass tournament.
I love how you mention the last time Lyon and South Shore played it wen to pk's, yet you leave out the day before they played and Lyon got smacked. So basically Lyon lost to South Shore on back to back days and scored 1 goal.
Yeah they beat Lyon the day before. They Lyon tied them 0-0. They are good, one of the best in the US but they have lost to several U13 teams too - one was like #69 tanked in Mass so they can be beaten. I'll bet they added nobody and Lyon added some size and speed so maybe that will be the difference for us to beat them. i'd love to know what sorry program your daughter plays for.
All these top teams should and will meet at Jeff Cup this March. South Shore, Lyon, Liverpool, etc should all be there. Its going to be one heck of a tourney. Anyone going to Bethesda, Md in November?
I have a secret for all of you. These girls are 10, 11 and now some 12 years old. Still many changes for these girls to deal with. Quality of teams will fluctuate over these next few years from many, many factors. Make sure your daughter is being trained well, getting in game play and having fun. Train with better, get better is a good philosophy but if the team is not willing to provide adequate opportunity to test and use those skills in a pressured environment (game play) then maybe you should consider switching teams next season. Best to ask your player if they are enjoying the experience, position and playtime. If they don't have any complaints, you probably shouldn't either. Also, some of the teams just now switching over from small sided to full sided will have a transition period that may result in losses that would otherwise be unexpected. The teams that will succeed during this transition are the teams that can honestly reevaluate their roster, remove the biases and preexisting positional expectations, ignore parental influence and player preferences and put the players in position that creates the best team. Finally, if you are already on a team that gives your player the training, playtime, fun AND provides an adequate challenge, don't leave until it is necessary for showcasing (earliest @ U14) or some of the aforementioned items have disappeared. If you are unsure, ask the player to tell you what they want, and listen to them. Leave your biases at the door and keep them out of the politics.
That is some secret.
@ 2:34 - terrific advise. You obviously have been thru this before. Well said.
'Secret' is meant to be sarcastic.To many parents that I see, hear, watch, listen to; This is definitely a secret.Common sense seems to evade them in the pursuit of greatness for their child. The player is either going to be good enough or not. Guess who this is mostly up to? The player. Again, common sense. Parents complain and whine in front of their kids and wonder why the kid gets unhappy. If you feel like you are pushing them, you probably are.
I like how the PDA parents try to put down every other program. You are the biggest academy in NJ, you should have the top teams at every age group, but you don't...so maybe you should STFU. I doubt Lyon has the guts to go to Jefferson Cup
They are about to lose to South Shore. If they go to Jeff Cup they will play up two years in the bottom division.
Lyons is a very good team , one of the best around , but south-shore is much better. I have watched you both play at PDA tournament and watched them this past weekend.When you lose 4 to 1 and 3 games to another team , this says a lot. Bottom line , just keep it down and hope someday you can pick enough quality players to be able to compete at a higher level. In a year or two , you will have stronger players coming to the team , you just hope your daughter doesn't get replaced by some of them. Maybe they are playing down on your younger team as 2004 's - like the ones I saw at natl training center session.
At 2:34. You sound like a parent who never played a sport. I have a secret you kid stinks. Try a piano. At 4;15. You sound like your kid got cut from PDA. Or you don't have the guts to tryout. Not a PDA parent here but your hate just shows your jealousy. You seem to know a lot about that team. I wouldn't mind being a top 3 team in the region.
At 531 , what are you doing Wednesday night?
6:21 do you want to go out on a date. I can explain what it's like to play a sport and not have your kid hide behind you her whole life.
Again , what are you doing Wednesday night?
I give up. What am I doing?
Oh boy you got me. What a tool. Toughen up big boy.
I'm a tool? , all you do is talk. You have no clue dude. I may be on your team and you don't even know it.You embarrass the club and the team , go away.
What club what team? later dude?
Your club , your team.
Later dude?I don't think that was a question. Wow.
May not be a dude. It could be his wife. maybe she wears the pants.
I think he was asking if he was talking to a bruce or kaitlyn
It's official - check out U.S. Soccer home page news. Yes there is proof. People like the Lyons poster will be competing with a lot more girls her age next year. Everything changes next year.
I will confirm the Lyon parent has an 03. Thanks god I won't be on his team anymore. Will be sitting bench with the older girls.
Why do people always assume negative comments come from a pda parent? These blogs are all full of trolls. They should make people use their name on here and then all this nonsense will stop. No one knows who is posting what. Get rid of the anonymous button.
So 90 percent of starters on Lyon team will lose a year in soccer and be competing with all the 2003 girls from PDA u13 team - who will repeat next year? Well look at the positive side, you will save 5k.
@5:31. 2:34 here. My daughter is a talented player. I did play a high level of sport. I am sure your daughter is talented as well. Difference is that your daughter seems to have a parent that is ignorant and doesn't seem to have a firm grasp on reality. Good luck to you this season. I do hope your daughter fulfills all of the dreams you had for yourself that didn't come to fruition.
You don't lose a year. The 2003s, will be U13 next year, 2004s will be U12.
They were already competing with the 2003s on U13. If they were strong enough, they would have already been on that team. A spot taken due to a birth date advantage is probably not sustainable in the long run anyway.
Last paragraph from the story:"The birth-year registration initiative will not cause the dissolution of age-group based teams that already play together, but will rather give players the opportunity to ‘play up’ with older age-groups."
@5:57.The age requirements for the teams will be driven moreso by the league requirements in which the team plays.If the league requires a team to follow the calendar year system, the teams will be required to modify the roster accordingly. We now need to hear from the leagues for any modification(s).
The bigger clubs like PDA and MFFC will make complete changes. They have the depth in all age groups to make this happen. For example, PDA Lyons will merge all of their 2003 with the older group of Galaxy girls who are 2003. Very few girls will play up, everyone will want to, but the clubs will limit this like they do today at current age groups. You just hope the transition makes your new team stronger and you can keep your starting positions. Girls who are younger on the second teams and who are younger on the first team and may not be starters, will have advantage now in gaining a starting position they may not have had. The older girls on the younger teams will be at the biggest disadvantage. Nobody can argue anymore and ask for proof - the transition is happening. Good luck, it may get ugly.
Shout out to US National Training in NJ!! Thanks for the huge heads up on when training is!! Some parents work and can't leave for a 3:30 practice with a 48 hr notice. What happened to Monday training?
Check your email from the club, we got our notice last week.
Even better would be 2 year age groupings. That is what is really needed to allow robust sorting of players based on skill, drive, interest etc. Wherever you place the cut off, one year is too narrow.
The way they are doing the age cutoff, meaning going back and not forward will allow for the change in all leagues next year. The only problem is fields. There is a dramatic reconfiguration of fields 5v5-9v9, which will challenge many clubs. The compromise may be to move 2003(U13) and older next year and keep U8-U12 as is until 2017. The federation can mandate all they want, but until the clubs weigh in we won't know the final verdict. 2003s born 8/1 or after would have the option of playing U13 (or above) or U12.
Scary times ahead, everything changes. Our girls will be forced to regain their positions, starting or roster next year against much more difficult competion. I know that at PDA, our u13 team has a least 4 girls at 2003 natl training center camp and a lot more listed as 2003 dob on ecnl roster. Then there are the other 3 u13 teams that are all very good teams. Oh well, here we go... I guess in the end,mthe team will be better, question is who makes it.
It will be the same at many clubs. MFFC will be wide open, anyone wanting ecnl and doesn't make PDA will have a good shot there. World class should have some new blood coming in too, but they are weak at current u13. Maybe that helps.
What is MFFC? Are you talking about Match Fit(MFA)? This was from US Club today.U.S. Soccer introduces coaching initiatives to target improvement in youth development standards CHARLESTON, S.C. (Aug. 25, 2015) - In another step towards improving long-term player development in the United States, the U.S. Soccer Federation is phasing in new mandatory standards related to small-sided games and birth-year registration, according to a statement released Monday night.These coaching initiatives, which will be mandated to apply to all U.S. Soccer members by August 2017, include age groups based on birth-year registration (from January 1 to December 31) consistent with international standards. Simultaneously, U.S. Soccer will also mandate new small-sided and field size standards for U-6 through U-12 age groups. • Click here for the official U.S. Soccer Federation announcement and presentation.The mandate for birth-year registration represents a shift away from the current practice of teams being organized based on player birth dates from August to July. The change means that teams will in future be organized based on birth years. In most cases, player passcards will continue to be issued on an Aug. 1-July 31 competition season.US Club Soccer is coordinating implementation with US Youth Soccer and other youth soccer organizations to ensure the smoothest and most efficient transition. US Club Soccer will update members on the timetable for implementation within the next few weeks.
@948. - I'm still waiting for our invite. Maybe it's because my daughter is a 2003 playing at u12 and 90 percent of invites go to the girls on our13 team who are 2003? Are these the same girls my daughter will be competing against for spots next year when they make change?
"Lyons is a very good team , one of the best around , but south-shore is much better. I have watched you both play at PDA tournament and watched them this past weekend.When you lose 4 to 1 and 3 games to another team , this says a lot. Bottom line , just keep it down and hope someday you can pick enough quality players to be able to compete at a higher level. In a year or two , you will have stronger players coming to the team , you just hope your daughter doesn't get replaced by some of them. Maybe they are playing down on your younger team as 2004 's - like the ones I saw at natl training center session."JD get off the board before I copy and paste this to MO. You are embarrassing yourself.
Lyon is just a team, same as all the others. Give it a rest Lyon parents. Saying your your great, doesn't make it so.
When you are good you tell everyone. When you are great, others tell you.
South shore - you are good a team.
PDA Lyon - you're very goodSouth Shore - you're great
Vorhees, you stink.
@1:13PM Voorhees stinks? Back it up, why? Why does Voorhees stink? Just curious on your reasons. Its obvious you must be familiar with the team.....
My daughter is an early 2004 and is currently playing U12. According to the new standards (http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/assets/1/15/USYS-NEW-SOCCER-AGE-CHART-2016-BIRTH-YEAR-MATRIX%20v1.pdf), all pre-August 2004's will have to play U12 again in the 2016-17 season. She has been playing 11v11 since U11 and now she will have to go back and play 9v9??? This seems ridiculous. Sounds like a situation of unintended consequences.
"@1:13PM Voorhees stinks? Back it up, why? Why does Voorhees stink? Just curious on your reasons. Its obvious you must be familiar with the team….."See Spirit United vs a 4th tier Massachusetts team than then lost their next game 9-1...
I think the consequences are very intended. They explain why they think the smaller side is better for the players. You just disagree with their reasons.
@5:23. I'm not necessarily disagreeing with their decision to playing smaller sided games at younger ages. I just don't think they fully realize that there will be many girls who have been on the bigger field for several years that will now have to move back. I don't see how that can help in their development.
I sure they wil have to option the first year for 9v9 and 11v11 then the next year it will be phased out. Man you people worry way to much about the little things your little snow flake will be fine.
Small field forces better decision making as mistakes are quickly punished. Large field allows a team to get away with more mistakes.
Yay, I get the first comment in the new page, woohoo!!!!
Any predictions for this weekend? Is voorhees going?
That's good news, don't have to see them posting excuses all weekend long.
Nope, just Lyon excuses
Surprised we haven't heard complaints about South Shore and Lyon being in the same bracket at FC Stars.I am not even involved with these teams and it annoys me that they can't have the opportunity to play in the final.
Who cares, they still play each other.They both have to get past some other good teams, like WCFC who has picked up a lot of new players.Anything can happen at these 8am games...
Good morning, Angry Guy.
Voorhees bashing is starting early.
I don't understand the bashing of Voorhees. Do people want the team to dissolve and have all of that talent go take your daughter's spot on her team? You should support them so you do not have to worry at tryouts.
Not an advocate of teams dissolving and hate all the team bashing, but south jersey really does not have a strong enough all around team at this point that can really dominate at tournaments when faced with tougher competition since the strong girls are spread out so thin amongst all the different teams available. There is just not any one powerhouse team yet.
I would prefer not to play a "powerhouse team" let the game be competitive! These 9-1 scores help no one. If a team is that good, why waste your time killing everyone. Move up, and learn. I agree with 11:02AM, Voorhees has many players that could walk on to any team in NJ and start. With the recent turmoil and flip flopping of some of the more high profile south jersey soccer clubs, I'm sure Voorhees looks like a nice landing spot for the more local elite players. Voorhees will not dissolve, they will merge with a club, and that may be when the "powerhouse team" is born.
Hear that PDA South? The Voorhees daddy manager is telling you he's coming to PDA soon. He already talked with them once before deciding against it. Better get ready for the Voorhees invasion. Everyone knows how obsessed with winning he is...
Do you hear that sound?That is the sound of us about to be entertained...
Question for voorhees, how many of your starters are 2003 compared with 2004?We know that the majority of Lyons are 2003 and will be merging with the older PDA team who have many 2003 starters.That will be the team to watch, question is how do all the 2004 teams end up?
Are we 100% certain that EDP will be going birth year for fall 2016 (next fall)?
Would assume they are since they've adopted the short sided mandate.
There has to be 2004s starting as well. Where are all the Jan-July '04s? They can't all be sitting the bench.
PDA has two 2004 starters.
voorhees is mostly 04s do not think edp will go birth next fall prob ecnl
"PDA has two 2004 starters."Try four and sometime five 2004 starters and the three or so that come off the bench could start for your sorry squad. Then there are the 9 2004 starters on Zizou and another 5 or 6 on the Strikers. Long story short - PDA will be great either way.BTW those 2004 girls looked pretty good whipping FC Copa U13's 2002's & 2003's - 3-0 without allowing shot on goal.
Thank you for the clarification, angry Lyon dad!!We'll all sleep a little better tonight knowing that they'll be ok.
Where ever in the year you are born, you either have some god given soccer talent and drive or you don't. You can then choose to work develop it or not. And any player, no matter their natural ability, can have fun with the sport. What is not sustainable is an advantage gained simply by age.
So 7 of those girls have to compete for 3 spots on new PDA 2003 team? Or will they all beat out the older girls currently starting at u13?You know your goalie is a shoe in and has one spot, leaves 3. Then you also have three other teams at PDA that are strong and have many 2003 girls that im sure are very good. Good luck next year. Will be nice to see you move on and we can have peace at 2004 age group.
Oh no, can't wait for angry PDA Lyon dads response. All good points, thanks you.
PDA's Lyon 2003's will be fine too. I'd bet with the bigger rosters they keep for preECNL and ECNL teams, they all make it.
Is the franchise on PDA Lyon 2003 or 2004?
PDA gets a lot of crap about bragging but it seems to me like they are the only club people care about. Or should I say obsessed with.
Nice try but it's Lyon that talks about Lyon. Nobody else really cares.
Agree with 7:46.
All those at FC Stars Cup. Keep us posted this weekend.
5:45 wow you have no clue. The 2003 birth year Lyons squad was playing a 2003 birth year copa edp team, missing 4 of their top players. If you want to play the 2002 birth year copa team (which is 75% 2003 birth year), you need to be capable of beating PDA crew because the copa team beat them a month ago in summer league.
Ignore Lyon. They just talk smack because they are desperate for validation.
Lyon will get an opportunity to back up the chatter this weekend. However, if it turns out that the team is upset or doesn't play well, so what. As long as the girls are getting the needed development and opportunity to play opponents that challenge them appropriately, all is well. That being said, south shore probably takes the group.
Copa Dad is funny. Not one girl on the Copa U13 team could even make Lyon to my eye. They literally had 0 shots on goal in 70 minutes while Copa goalie had 100 chances and 3 went in! Our defense allowed one or two roll-ups late to the goalie bc Lyon's D was above mid-field!!!!! It was just a fitness exercise for the field players and a mental exercise for the goalie. Any debate and you were not there.
12:59This is exactly why you're the biggest DB on this board. You didn't argue one thing that 8:41 said which by the way, shot holes in your 5:45pm post yesterday. Let me guess, you counted all ONE HUNDRED chances Lyon had in the game? If you had half a brain, you'd understand that 8:41 was only trying to tell you that you had it wrong (as usual) about the level of the Copa team you were playing. Go back to the trailer and spike your PDA Kool Aid with your favorite liquor.
If your daughter plays for PDA Lyon and you are on this board constantly, she must not be one of the better ones on the team or you wouldn't be so worried what other people think. Get a life.
They are all the better ones on Lyon! Right?!Anyway just kidding - not a PDA Dad here but not a hater either.Question. Where is SDFC Yelliow playing?No Spirit, No Stsrs of Mass? Other SDFC are out pkaying... What gives?
SDFC really?? They are resting from a 62 game schedule and 4 lame summer tournaments. Let's talk SDFC once they finish better than 4th in EDP.
You are right. We should only talk about Lyon here. They are the only team worth talking about at u12 . Problem is, they don't seem to play many teams their age from NJ. As a result most of us haven't seen their greatness. Thank you for constantly enlightening us and reminding us that they are great. So how about this, we take your word for it- Lyon is great. Does every post need to start with that before someone can mention any other team? It's no fun if we can only talk about a team that none of us will ever play
2:59 could not have said it any better.
I will have all the respect in the world for Lyon once they play and crush world class bulldogs this weekend.
I don't care about Lyon! This blog is full of parents who are living through their kids. Btw we are talking about 11 year old girls like they are pro athletes playing in the biggest game in the world. The rants and name calling is so pathetic. Why can't this blog be more informational. Instead it's loser parents putting down young children. Maybe you can redirect this blog in a more positive way!
It would be great if this could actually be a forum for information and discussion. There can be many good teams in NJ at this age. These girls are young and should be having the time of their life traveling and playing soccer with their teammates. Hopefully this blog can move in a more informative and positive direction in the future. Good luck to all this weekend
PDA Lyon 1 - World Class 1.
Tied WC. Bwahahaha! Playing second rate teams a year older is doing wonders for their development. Can't wait until they get smoked by south shore.
Holy shit Lyon tied a u-12 team go figure guess that's what happens when u play a good team instead of second rate u-13 team.. Great job world class..at the end of the day south shore to strong. Good to see someone at u-12 knock Lyon back to reality
South Shore is solid and have good speed. They use that to their advantage with through balls. PDA will play them tight tomorrow.....watch. PDA is very good. WC apparently was playing 11v11 for the first time this tournament. They are also playing together for the first time as half team is new. Should be a strong team.
Here is the bottom line the stars of mass is a joke to put south shore Lyon and world class is the same bracket and put there own team on the other side is a joke. Way to give ur club a easy way to try and make it to the finals of there own tournament but to be fair PDA does the same move at there's as well
LOL, are you referring to all the local NJ teams when you refer to the second rate teams that Lyon plays? Duh....
So the mighty Lyon tied the 3rd place team from the top 8 V 8 division, who is playing 11 V 11 for the first time. What's the excuse this time?
Let's not take anything away from WC. They are a good team and well coached. What's clear is that Lyon is also JUST a good team. Hopefully this ends all the blabber and droning on about Lyon's "superiority". At U12, you are just like every other high-end team. No better, no worse.
I just feel bad for the Angry Guy of Lyon's kid on the drive home. A lot of complaining about the coach, her team mates, the brackets, the field, the sun... This could be the longest 5 hours of her life.
What's even funnier is how you losers are glued to what Lyon is doing this weekend. It's a nice day, kick the ball around with your kids. Maybe they'll make Lyon next year.
Poor Angry Lyon Dad. On here chirping about how great Lyon is, now when they get humbled, it's only youth sports. Your kid isn't even that good, so stop with the "no one else out there can make Lyon" nonsense.
I guess the new players you picked up and playing up vs U13 b teams didn't help so much, still can't beat south shore.
World class good job this weekend. Very nice team which will only get better. It's nice to see some competition from the area. South shore. Another great team and game. You have our number. Hopefully we will see you again down the road. Win lose or draw these competive games will only make our teams better for the future. Good job to all.
Still not sure why the one side of the top flight bracket was so stacked. It was pretty evident that whoever made it through would win the tournament. In the end, it's best to play the strongest competition possible when you travel so far.
8:11 LOL, guess not. But what team does your child play for? How did they fare against South Shore?
Well no more tourneys for a few weeks, let the EDP season begin! Everyone is even once again. No wins, no loses, no GF or GA. Practice hard and play hard.... Also Voorhees soccer association lost a player this weekend, can't imagine the pain her family is going thru. She was a U14 player. Let's all remember what's important. We can all banter back and fourth but in the end it's banter and BS. We all drive our daughters to help them reach there goals, imagine if we couldn't anymore.. Have a safe holiday!
Sorry to hear about the voorhees loss
Srry to hear may God bless yourFamily.
Coming in after the weekend looks like Lyons didn't meet their expectations. We have played and beaten WC, they are average just like the rest of us. Sounds like Lyons needed one more pk for the win.
Any predictions for EDP season?
the lyon / wc game wasnt decided on pks
Did you guys even score a goal, or did the other team score for you?
No need to pick on any team. Even Lyon. WC is a very good team and Lyon played them tight. South Shore seems to be the head of the class right now. Once the teams, that are still in a transition from 8v8, get more comfortable with the new players and 11 a side play, there should be a more clear picture of what is going on in region 1. Even Lyon is dealing with the addition and subtraction of players from the previous year. Unfortunately, it appears this age thing is going to happen for next fall at the higher levels of play. So this entire year may not tell us all that much going into u13. Take some time to enjoy the time with our players and kids. No one is guaranteed tomorrow. Someone asked about EDP prediction: Div 1N = WC; Div 1C = PDAShore; Div 1S = HMMS; Div 2N = MF NJX; Div 2C = no idea; Div 2S = no idea. 9v9 = don't care.
9 x 9your so fineour so fine, you blow my mind
I like bread and butter. I like toast and jam. I like the taste of sunbeam bread cause it's my favorite brand. Yea yea yea.........
Pda shore that is funny I would have to say Voorhees or PDA Lyon blue or what ever there name is now will win the Div
Don't know if Zizou has enough speed.
Voorhees lost to Aztec by 2 goals. Voorhees will be top half of div 1C but prob no better than 3rd.
Lyon Blue (Zizou)? The same team that tied World Class LaRoja this weekend? Come on, really? Obviously the Central is Voorhees' to lose. 2-5 is a toss up.
So Lyon didn't even score against WC on their own?
Correct, corner kick and deflected off WC player.
PDA Zizou will win their division.
Cool, then I am sure that all the teams in the flight will look forward to their match with them. They have a cool new name so they must be really good.
Zizou? Isn't that those little hamsters on wheels the girls use to play with a few years back. They even made tunnels for them? Zizou pets? A hamster team?
Question for any of the PDA'ers. When is the last time Shore Freedom played Zizou (Lyon Blue)? And, what was the outcome?
7:47 do you know how to use got soccer? That's how easy it is to find out scores. No need to ask here. Looks to be on 5/3 shore lost 2-0.
7:54, I love you, man. (or woman) Zizou lost to Barcelona. So by that logic Barcelona would be the team to beat. (sarcasm about that logic) Voorhees division to lose. Even with them losing their best player, they should still win this division. And, yes, that defender was their best player.
Voorhees lost their best player? Did someone jump ship this week?
Lost the player from spring to fall. They don't lose to Aztec at spirit with the spring team roster.
8:49 - So you're saying the 4 U11 girls they have playing up on their roster this year don't make up for the ones they lost? Makes sense...
They have 4 U11 girls playing up? That doesn't sound right. That can't have strengthened their team- I doubt it.
Can't speak for Vorhees, but a U11 stud can be more than fine on a u12 team. The age cut off is a guide line. Obviously, players can't play down, but a strong player can easily play up and be a dominant player. There are plenty of fall birthday 04s making big contributions to current U12 teams.
Yes, Voorhees has 4 U11 players. While very strong players at the age appropriate level, none of them "dominate" at U12. It was the only way they could go 11v11 - they can't get the numbers as a town travel team. The team will eventually unravel and most will head to PDA South.
Be serious. What is the cost difference to play with voorhees vs. Pda?
3:03I would say in the $1,500 range. Voorhees won't be able to keep this together too much longer. Sooner or later the dissention will outweigh the manager's power and all hell will break loose. Also, what's $1,500 if you have a player that's worth spending the extra money on? PDA South doesn't have the star power that PDA North does, but it's still stronger than Voorhees in the end.
We will get to see the outcome of a PDA Barcelona vs Voorhees, soon enough. If sjeb or pda manage to outplay, not necessarily beat, voorhees, I would bet there is movement much sooner than later. Sjeb may be a good alternative if you don't care about ecnl. Realistically there are too many girls that would come off of that voorhees team to all make a PDA team. Probably only two or three that are good enough to beat out the talent on the Barcelona squad.
Voorhees is still having trouble putting the ball in the net against better teams..I watched them play at spirit United. They have talent but it is not being used right. They keep the barons kid in the back and she was pure offense eveytime I have seen her play..not sure why u wouldn't put her up top over the u-11 younger kid that isn't fairing well against the bigger kids. The little black girl Voorhees added is a beast and they keep her in the back to..very poor game management from the coach in my eyes..u have speed use it or just keep losing games and the team will fold..PDA south has gotten better we will see how the play this year. I still think on of the PDA teams takes the central DIV unless Voorhees can fix there problems they are gonna struggle..if you wanna beat Voorhees play the ball in the middle of the field they are weak there that's where they let the goal up at spirit tournament..I think the shore team is average and so is Medford but Medford can't win unless they get a bigger goalie she is tiny and all u have to do is kick the ball over her heard
Wake up and look around. There are many players "worth spending the $$$ on" that will not be emptying their limited bank accounts to play youth soccer.
Right now in NJ best teams r as followed 1. PDA Lyon 2. SDFC 3. PDA Barcelona 4. PDA Zizou5. Voorhees 6. Medford/ Real7. PDA shore 8. Sjeb east
3:44 just spoke some serious truth on here. Amen, 3:44, preach on. You just won the internet, ummm, or, blog, in this case.3:41, you seem to be related to the "barons kid". Good for you, if you are, she is a very good player. PDA would welcome her.Voorhees did seem to struggle quite a bit trying to control the middle of the field. Ironically, the barons kid was playing what appeared to be holding/defensive mid. Team probably hasn't played much together yet and are still trying to figure out how to make up for the loss of their best player, who happened to play as a center back. Go figure.
Nope not related to the barons kid don't even know her name just know talent when I see it...
That was a little to obvious dad, no one speaks about another kid that way.
Don't peak too early. All these girls are too young to evaluate. It's not a spring... It's a marathon. Keep that in mind. And also stop living through your kid. Now that school started focus on that. Thank you.
Well a fool and his money are soon parted. Some families seem to make some odd choices about where to put their limited resources. High end soccer is a folly for rich girls. Silly expense for a family under pressure no matter how good the player. It is a game!
Lots of other good teams not on your radar. Some of those 'top' teams listed lost recently to some lower ranked teams! Do your homework. The mighty PDA isn't as strong as you think. Gotta love those parents who tell there kids to Push Down Adversaries when they are being challenged. Try having the kids use their feet and not their hands. It is soccer isn't it!!!
PDA Barcelona is the third best team in NJ????Haha, okay and I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. They're not in the top 15 in the state right now. Why open your trap so close to the season starting? You know it's going to get shut for you real quick and real soon!
3:35 said, "Realistically there are too many girls that would come off of that voorhees team to all make a PDA team. Probably only two or three that are good enough to beat out the talent on the Barcelona squad."You're kidding right? There's not 2 kids from PDA South that could make the Voorhees team right now. Hell, there's not 3 or 4 that could make Real or SJEB.
Lyon is by far the best team in jersey. Not even close. So unless you beat them on the field shut your mouth. The only team they lost to in their age group is south shore. There are a lot of jealous people out there. And the reason they play up is because beating teams 8-0 every game is a waste of time.
most of Lyons will be playing on PDA b team next year , that's why they are playing in second division against the girls they will be up against next year. Your goalie will start on u13 team because they won't have one , everyone else will be on bench on b team. Your current 2003 girls would smoke you guys.
Interesting Top 8 list, 3:47. I personally believe half of those teams shouldn't be on it, but I guess we'll see how things shake out in the next few weeks.
Agree with you, 10:20. That list seems sadly out of date given team changes, etc. Half of that list can go and should be replaced. Maybe Middletown, or... I don't know. Again, open season. We will see how things play out. Definitely am surprised with that top 8 though.
Wow, thought FC Stars would have been a bit more humbling for you. Instead, you're all talk and full of anger. No one buys your silly lists and self promotion. Your ugly, angry talk makes you a joke and turns people off from considering PDA as an option. Is that your goal? Make yourself look ugly so no one takes your kids spot on the team. $1,000 says your kid rides the pine on a lesser town team by U14!
http://www.gotsport.com/events/teamlist.asp?EventID=45986&ShowAll=&Gender=Girls&AgeFilter=12&ApplyFiltersButton=Apply+FiltersU12 girls team list for Disney Junior Showcase. Let the predictions begin.
Let me know if any of the following teams sign up:LIVERPOOL FC AMERICA ELITE (TXN)SO CAL BLUES BOBAK RENNIE (CAS)SAN DIEGO SURF SC ACADEMY EGSL SPOONER (CAS)HAWAII RUSH SC OAHU (HI)CDA SLAMMERS FC CERRITOS CAMARGO (CAS)DALLAS TEXANS SOUTH GSTH (TXN)REAL SO CAL WHITE (CAS)WASHINGTON PREMIER FC BLACK (WA)BARCELONA BAY AREA ACADEMY I (CAN)SOUTH SHORE SELECT ACADEMY ELITE (MA)
Anyone notice how many teams are now being listed as 04 or 03 or 03/04
continued from above....To the posters always pointing out the cost of bigger clubs and putting them down, why does it matter to you what people do with their money? Who cares if one chooses to pay an abundance amount of money for their child to play with a good well known club or even a less known expensive club. Who cares at the end of the day it is not your money. Some are able others are not it is what it is. The attacks on each other are ridiculous to say the least. The same goes to those asking why a child doesn’t go to a bigger name club instead of a “town” team. You don’t know what their financial situation is. You don’t know if this child plays multiple sports. You don’t know every families individual situation so stop with the attacks. To the parents analyzing on the sidelines the “playing time” and or position your child should or should not be playing. STOP. This is why there are coaches and trainers. Will your child always play the same position? Hey as it was clearly pointed out previously by someone my child has always had some type of offensive role on the team she was in, she has now been placed in a defensive role. Is this where she’s comfortable? Is this where we have always seen her play? Is this where she wants to play? The answer to all those questions is NO. But at the end of the day she has a coach and it’s his team not mine not hers. And parents need to realize this. You let the coach make the best decision he believes is right in the best interest for your child and the team, yes the team because it is a team sport. If you aren’t happy where you are and how your child is being played or the time they are getting isn’t adequate by your standards stop complaining. I don’t mean to this to be taken the wrong way, but if you aren’t happy where you are move on. There are many good teams who would be more than happy to take your child, especially if she’s good. Being angry or upset during a game, on the ride home, etc. is not worth it. Is it?I’ll end this by saying stop with the angry attacking post against each other. Be an adult, grow up. Not everyone has the same opinions as everyone. Agree to disagree. And if you still want to be that confrontational angry poster GROW SOME BALLS and put your identity out there. Sign your name and affiliation (which I’m sure whatever club you’re with will appreciate it) and if our daughters ever play each other and you’d like to express your angry thoughts to me directly you are more than welcome to. I’ll be the parent all the way on sideline near the corner flags away from everything cheering on both your daughter and mine. GOOD DAY!OMAYRA RAMOSFormer "Baron Kid"s mom
Why is the moderator allowing any of this? No speaking of any kids ever. Not a positive comment, not a negative comment, not a comment from a parent, team mate, coach, nothing.
If you live in NJ most likely it's raining and a possible thunderstorm is happening by you and more are called for this evening.... Ok admit it, your happy you don't have to drive your daughter to practice! It's a free night! Unless you have an indoor facility then you still have to go out in this!
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We the NJ SOL just had the so called BARON'S GIRL, guest at a local tournament this past weekend. That being said what a great player and family. Sounds to me like a jealous former team ? Or teammate? So pathetic. I am so mad my daughter wasn't asked.
Have at it then. So foolish.
She had a great time with the team this past weekend also. But lets not point fingers or make accusations, that was the point behind my previous statement. Besides we are still very much friendly with her previous team and mates. As we all read these post we have to realize that sometimes people like to get a rise out of others and post things just for that purpose. And we can either argue about it (which is what they obviously want) or you can regard it as it is, an angry immature "wanna be" adult that doesn't have the guts to say what they type (let it be about a specific team, player, coach etc.) to someone's face.
What's the matter @9:50, your upset your Lyon bragging is no longer relevant. What an angry little man banging away at his keyboard.
Lets stop talking about any particular kid (PDA, Barons, whatever)- nobody cares.. It still sounds like a parent or relative talking about their own kid anyway since they know so much detail about games and what position they played- no need for any responses- I don't care.. Its time for an actual soccer weekend.. Is everyone ready? Predictions?
Who said I am a man? Maybe my name is Kaitlyn. Maybe I am angry because the baron's girl is so much better than my dd. Sorry to disappoint but not angry. And my dd is happy on a team that doesn't need guest players because they aren't worried about winning or points or recruiting. I don't try to get her to guest play on other teams because the team she is on does enough for her. Also, I am not trying to live through my dd as I have accomplished enough in my life, on my own. My advice, take some time and do something other than youth soccer for a while. Coming into the season so I know it is tough but if there is an open weekend, try to resist all the networking to have your dd guest play. And, stop leading on coaches about moving your dd to their team. Enjoy this time as it goes by so fast. And, unfortunately, none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. Hug your kids a little tighter today, encourage them, resist the temptation to criticize their play this weekend and let them know you love to watch them play. The kids should know that their parents love, kindness, acceptance are not based on their performance in youth soccer.Good luck to all this weekend! I do hope everyone can take a deep breath, slow down and enjoy the beautiful game.Peace, love and happiness y'all!(this post is not aimed solely at any one parent, player, individual, coach or otherwise. This post is intended to be generically applied across all stalkers, posters, bloggers, guest play parents, recruiters, etc... Past performance does not guarantee or indicate future results. Hug a hippie. Make love not war. Give peace a chance. It's only a game. #TGIF )
Predictions?Girls U12 11v11 1st Division North PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY STRIKERS vs FSA FC U12 GIRLS ELITE 03 TSF ACADEMY 03/04G vs SMITHTOWN COSMOS ALBERTSON FURY 03 vs SDFC GALAXY YELLOW WORLD CLASS FC '03 BULLDOGS vs CFC ARSENAL SKY
Predictions?Girls U12 11v11 1st Division Central PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY BARCELONA vs BERGEN BULLDOGS SC BBSC '04VOORHEES XTREME vs REAL NEW JERSEY, SC MADRIDBERGEN BULLDOGS SC BBSC '04 vs PENN FUSION SA ELITE '03 GIRLSPLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SHORE FREEDOM vs SJEB '03G EASTMARLBORO SPIRIT vs PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY ZIZOU
Predictions?Girls U12 11v11 2nd Division South WEST-MONT UNITED SA UNITED 03-04 vs DELAWARE UNION ORANGE 03'FCV UNITED ASHBURN ELITE 03G vs SAC PREMIER WHITE
Hate these prediction requests. Do the work yourself and make a prediction if you care. Why do we have to do your work for you?
11:37. You must be a lot of fun at parties. lol
Why would you delete 1st div south schedule and not central and north? I just laughed my a## off at that one. And 2nd div, what happened there? Are you drinking and moderating?
Bergen 4PDA South 0
Guess we can remove PDA Barcelona from any Top Team discussions.
Voorhees 2-1 over Real. Very good game. It was nice watching a quality game.Congrats Voorhees, well played!Real parent
Probably one of the most classy statements by any soccer parent in a long time. Kudos to REAL and the REAL parent!!!
I can't believe PDA lost that bad or maybe Bergen just got better.
Why surprised by Bergen/Barcelona score? Bergen beat them 2-0/2-0 in EDP fall/spring. Barcelona is 19-1-14 (WDL) over past 12 months. 1.1 goal ratio and 56% win rate. Not exactly elite level numbers, no?
Nice try voorhees parent saying you are a real parent and then re postingU think we were born yesterday
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