Wednesday, June 8, 2016

U12G - U12 Girls Youth Soccer

 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...

Of course PDA 2004 will be strong.

The U11 Strikers have a half dozen elite U11 2004's. Zizzou has like 12 2004's who are all very good players just a younger team then Lyon. Lyon has 7 or 8 very good 2004 players. The U11 Sounders have a few players too. At PDA North there are about 32 very solid 2004 players. I'd guess out of that group you can find a solid core of 14-15 kids and they will probably add about 3-4 from the outside on the A team. Same for the B team...

Anonymous said...

I heard SDFC scrimmaging at PDA today. State cup final preview?

Anonymous said...

CFC Birth Year games were good.

40+ players from Europa, Ukranians, West Mont, Lower Merion, Nether, FC Bucks, Rage, FC Revolution, LVU, and Penn Fusion were there. Probably as many out of club girls as club. As their training sites are closest for us, it's probably where we will go.

FC Europa dad

Anonymous said...

"I heard SDFC scrimmaging at PDA today. State cup final preview?"

It was PDA Lyon but then were scrimmaging vs. U13 SDFC Rage(one of the best U13's in the state and region for 3 years). Coach A for SDFC will play anyone anytime...

Anonymous said...

Well, who won the scrimmage?

Anonymous said...

Why is the trainer for Real leaving to go to SJEB?

Anonymous said...

More money more team to coach. Not like Medford real was a top club. They had one good team the team he coached that was about it.

Anonymous said...

I guess PDA Lyon lost.

Anonymous said...

U13 SDFC Rage 2-1.

Anonymous said...

Which PDA team is going to the ECNL Festival next weekend. I assume it's not Lyon?

Anonymous said...

Lyon is listed in Manhattan tourney...

Anonymous said...

Barcelona is in the Maps Spring challenge

Anonymous said...

If sdfc is so good, why can't they win any of the big tournamanets like stars and PDA? They are a pint chasing team. Oh, but they did win pocono, so they must be very good.

Anonymous said...

Lyon and SDFC are on the same side of the bracket, can't meet in the finals, only the semifinals.

Anonymous said...

How could PDA/SDFC be a "State Cup final preview"? They are in the same side of the bracket, they could meet in the semifinals but it would end there for one of them. Do your homework before posting.

Anonymous said...

8:09 - Nobody cares. They'll be relevant next year when all the Voorhees and Real kids come over.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:27 where are the voorhees and real players 'coming over' to?

Anonymous said...

10:10 There's not too many options so it isn't hard to figure out. If I were on a PDA South or Barons team and my daughter was in the bottom half of the team, I'd be concerned right now.

Anonymous said...

There isn't anything to be concerned about.
The clubs will always build another team if the numbers are there.
A bunch of these girls are still yet to drop about. When high school rolls around, those that stuck with training and kept on grinding, will have a team to play with.
Make sure your daughter enjoys the team and club she is playing with and gets along with her mates. Not every player is a superstar.
Copa expansion in the south may see a much larger crowd than expected.
All the big players in the north will enjoy large crowds at the tryouts.

Anonymous said...

@11:24 I ask this question looking for information, not to get sarcastic replies. Who are the "big players" up north? We will be looking for my daughter and would like to find a very competitive club in the northern part of the state. I know PDA, but don't even think of them as "north". Who else?

Anonymous said...

Just Checked out Copa's ID event evaluation registration. Is all that information necessary? dominate foot, height, weight, why do you want to play for Copa and etc etc!? Do other clubs require that information?

Anonymous said...

"relevant" - lol

relevant: pertinent, applicable, apposite, material, apropos, to the point, germane; connected, related, linked; on-topic

Anonymous said...

NJ Stallions are in the northern part of the state. Also, Morris united STA and SDFC.

Anonymous said...

And crush

Anonymous said...

Real players going to the barons as there coach/trainer is now in the barons. Voorhees who know I heard they are trying to mesh with PDA south.

Anonymous said...

Heard from who. Stop talking crap. You have no idea what's going on. Just worry about your kid.

Anonymous said...

there is a Real coach listed on the Baron's tryouts page. It is reasonable to assume some of his players would follow him. I wouldn't consider that "talking crap"

Anonymous said...

I think that was more in reply to the part about them "hearing" about Voorhees kids going to PDA.

Either way, the Real coach is probably not going to coach the 03 and 04 teams at SJEB so it stands to reason that "all" the Real kids aren't going to the Barons, some will probably go to PDA and some won't make either team.

If the Voorhees team has a lot of kids go to PDA, then that 04 team will be strong. What will the Voorhees manager do then with no team to manage?

Whatever happens, it stands to reason that the SJEB and PDA teams at the 03 and 04 ages will have very strong teams. Should be a very interesting fall.

Anonymous said...

The Barons website shows they have 3 new coach's they are bringing on. interesting.

Anonymous said...

Odd that Rowan women's soccer coaches are at the Barons despite the Copa / Rowan connection.

Anonymous said...

I've heard the Barons are using the Rowan facilities as well for training.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of any clubs keeping teams together instead of going to birth year?

Anonymous said...

Considered by one of mine's team but it leads to a less competitive team in the new set up so it can be a difficult sell for some. Rearranging teams is a difficult sell for others. No way for all to be happy with this change.

The kids will be fine, this refers to the parents.

Anonymous said...

PF has already offered most of its slots for next year. The fantastic striker PF>>PDA was one example. That early was in the fall.

Anonymous said...

8:40pm
PF is offering spots already? Why would they choose to do that without knowing who will come to tryouts in the spring?? Isn't that jumping the gun a little prematurely?? It will be interesting to see what those teams are like come fall.

Anonymous said...

Put yourself in the club's shoes.

You have to offer a spot to a player that you perceive to be good enough. If you can get them to accept than you are ahead of the curve. That is one less player that will go to a different tryout and be offered a spot immediately.

The clubs always have room for special players that show up at any time in the year.

Anonymous said...

Clubs will also accept teammates just to get the better teammate. The following season, the weaker teammate is gone, but the stronger teammate most likely stays. Generally called the PF Special.

Anonymous said...

I think these kids are too young to be "Offered spots before tryouts." I think it creates a lot of unhealthy problems with the current team. I understand that this is the "big-leagues"... but not every high level club out there is acting that way.

You may want to read this before deciding which team to go to:
http://www.switchingthefield.com/7-ways-to-spot-a-con-artist-coach.html#.VtdSS9dHHxA.facebook

Anonymous said...

Don’t know. Seems like they’d rather get decent players, that they know very well, locked in, rather than risking trying to identify the best based on the short look of try-out.

They don’t have a great track record of selecting quality from try-outs. Many of their previous ECNL mistakes are asked to move down to NPL in the middle of the season, and instead quit soccer all together.

Anonymous said...

A PF coach did the "promise an 11 year old would get a college scholarship".

Anonymous said...

As a coach, you should have a list of which outside players you want to offer spots too, but specifically offering a position before tryouts does not sound very ethical. Its the hard-sell, used car salesmen method.

Some people will call it being a good business person... other people will call it shady. Most people that have been involved in athletics for a long time think its shady.

Anonymous said...

Only position a coach can truly offer before tryouts is to the KEEPER! Everything else has to be evaluated.

Anonymous said...

Why shouldn't GKs compete for positions?

Anonymous said...

Its rare for a keeper to play multiple positions. The strong GK's in the state play 95% in goal and only if the goal margin is wide will they be allowed to stretch their legs.

Anonymous said...

Stated another way, why shouldn't 2, 3 or more GKs compete against each other for the GK position? Our experience has been that is what happens, and we have seen GKs displaced from teams when better ones come along at tryouts. It is short-sighted to select the GK without evaluating that GK against others. Contrary to popular opinion, there are a number of good GKs out there, many just do not have a high profile. A few came out of the shadows at the goalie wars held at Sports Zone and Soccer Centers in December.

Anonymous said...

8:54 You just linked to the PF handbook!

Anonymous said...

Why all the PENN FUSION hate????????
http://www.pennfusion.org/BIRTHYEAR/index_E.html

Anonymous said...

Seems like the tryouts have already begun- birth year ID sessions, players coming to practices, secret meetings- call it what you like. Will there even be a need for tryouts In April or are teams giving out offers for next year now? What about existing players? Do they already have offers for next year? My daughters club hasn't given out offers to existing players and won't until the end of the season but I think outside offers are being discussed. It is frustrating trying to figure out whether to stay or go. Look at other options now or wait to see how things unfold? At the end, we want a good team for our daughter to play on and we worry she will be left with nowhere. For info purposes, daughter is on a team where the vast majority of girls are not her birth year and there is no team of her age to merge with so club will need to field a new team for her to stay.

Anonymous said...

Best clubs in North, not in order. WC, MFA, STA, NJ Crush, Stallions, Bulldogs, SDFC, TSF. All good clubs.

Anonymous said...

Please define best

Anonymous said...

@4:51 what area are u in

Anonymous said...

@10:30 bergen and mfa come on homey what are you smoking.

Anonymous said...

@ 2:47

These are valid concerns that we as parents have. We'd like to know the nitty gritty not the glossy brochure version before we commit to a year or even two try-outs.

If there's another side, and there always is offer that information.

But decrying attempts at transparency as hating doesn't get you anywhere.

And doing same while posting a link if clicked on that could unmask people doesn't either.

Anonymous said...

MFA has put more kids into D1 programs over the last 10 years than all the rest combined. You can certainly scoff at that and think U12 results are what matters, but that's funny homey. I guess ignorance is bliss.

Anonymous said...

10:12 - Please back up your statement with facts. The FACT is, PDA is by far the best program in the state, if not the whole country. In 5-10 years they will be established in all the biggest areas in the country.

Anonymous said...

PDA isn't included in the list above, I should have referenced that list. I agree, PDA is a special club and unmatched in this area when it comes to the talent they produce on the girls side.

Anonymous said...

No one "produces" talent. It is in born and can not be acquired, bought, or "produced". It can be developed in a player that has it.

Anonymous said...

TSF is not a club that is concerned about developing good girls teams. Their over-priced and you don't get what you pay for.

Anonymous said...

NJ.com has a list on who signed letters of intent to play soccer in college. Roughly 80 girls signed so far. Thats impressive for such a small state. Looking at the list only 8-10 of the schools are actually D-1. Still impressive. Keep it up NJ. When this age group becomes eligible, i.e.: 03/04 with such a strong amount of girls and consider only about 25-35% will still be playing, they will be a great recruiting class. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

PDA and MFA have a combined 35 D1 commits on current their U18 teams. Last year they had close to 50 and next year they will be around that number.

Anonymous said...

SDFC and Marlboro tied 0-0

Anonymous said...

You must be from Marlboro. Was it a good game?

Anonymous said...

Marlboro just stacks the box with 10 kids entire game. Not a sdfc parent just a parent that has played them.

Anonymous said...

SDFC is the much better team. They do throw in some clunkers now and then as most 11/12 year olds do.

Anonymous said...

March 4th 2:45

That's a 100% false statement and you know it.

Anonymous said...

"SDFC is the much better team. They do throw in some clunkers now and then as most 11/12 year olds do."

SDFC seems to have added a PDA "Striker"! but she did not affect the team's offense vs Marlboro...

Anonymous said...

In 2015 the following seniors committed to college while playing for PDA:

PDA Shock NPL had 8 D1 and 8 DIII
PDA Force NPL had 10 D1 and 10 DIII
PDA ECNL Clash 14 DI

So PDA had 32 D1 and 18 DIII girl commitments. This about an average year at PDA.

Anonymous said...

SDCF is advanced for this age in tactics, but not very athletic or high soccer IQ as individual players. Other teams are quickly catch up on tactics, even within the same game. So there will be no more advantage soon -- that's the inconsistent "clunkers".

The parents' posturing when losing or tying is comical. They come over and stand on the opponents side lines and loudly feign this shock like its so unexpected and out of character.

Anonymous said...

i think sdfc parents may be worst than Lyons when it comes to talk. If they have the old PDA striker dad, good luck.

Anonymous said...

Someone will be making excuses very soon. Who won?

Anonymous said...

PDA Lyon 5-1 over SDFC Yellow. It was 2-0 in the first 10 minutes and was never even close. SDFC parents were friendly before and after. Their team is great I'm sure but just not on this day vs. PDA Lyon.

Anonymous said...

Holy moly! Pda Lyon beat the #1 ranked team in NJ! SDFC didn't stand a chance. I wonder how they are ranked #1?

Anonymous said...

Well the U13 SDFC parents can laugh a bit now at the U12 crew thinking they are best thing ever. They actually say stuff like - let's Z just scrimmage U13 - we can beat them - not. We beat Lyon a week befit U guys got whupped. Be humble. Rage has never had a game like you did today - ever.

Anonymous said...

What about Jeff cup last year? I believe you had two beat downs, both were 5 to 0. Maybe the reason for being in second bracket this year.
Didn't do to well at PDA and stars tournamanet as well. Maybe 2015 wasn't your year.

Anonymous said...

They are in the 3rd bracket this year. You guys should try and get along, a lot of you may be playing together next year with birth year change. What coach will be taking over the 03 age group at sdfc, Rich B is a great coach. How many of the rage girls are solid 03 players?

Anonymous said...

So a U-13 team is bragging about beating a U-12 team......stay classy ashat

Anonymous said...

I don't think he was bragging. Sounded like he was telling the u12 parents to chill out. I agree that the u12 sdfc parents talk way to much.

Anonymous said...

"What about Jeff cup last year? I believe you had two beat downs, both were 5 to 0. Maybe the reason for being in second bracket this year."

What I meant was Rage has never had a big game moment like a tournament final where most of New jersey is paying attention and you you just roll over. I have heard maybe PDA was just bigger, stronger, faster, better at soccer or whatever but was actually hoping for a club win but just stay humble is all I mean. Lots of chatter from U12 families to some of your future teammates families at U13...

Anonymous said...

SDFC U12 will stop talking when the PDA Striker dad gets kicked off the team. Any day now. Any day now.

Anonymous said...

I will say that if you watched the game today you can't argue that there is a huge difference in size and speed. The game was played on a very small pitch which you would think would help a smaller team. SDFC is a very talented team with good ball movement. Just don't have a finisher. They are a long way away talent wise across the board. Not being cocky it's just a fact. With that being said they have what seems to be a bunch of good kids that work hard. At the end of the day that's all you can ask for.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to say SPEED OF PLAY was the biggest factor, not so much speed.

When SDFC would make their normal passes a defender was there to shield,to steal or just disrupt. On the other side passes from PDA were fast - real fat ball movement - along with some kick and run because of the speed part.

Headers, PDA defended with headers, all the defenders had 4 or 5 headers each we do not generally do that. they actually started like fast breaks off defended headers.

The goalie = whatever - she played like she was 17 years old. 50,60 plus yard fast break punts - high school varsity girls don't punt like that. Make the save, sprint to end of box drip kick it 50 and we're all up and its gone over our heads - her speed of play was another level.

When PDA made their passes we did not get our normal steals, mostly because of a team-wide shielding they used to receive passes.

Just overall they were a bit bigger a bit faster but what they did with the ball to make it move fast is what impressed me most. Speed of play

Anonymous said...

8:16, what is false about it? You sound like you know something so enlighten me?

Anonymous said...

Okay thanks PDA parent. I will agree that your goalie is more than half your team plus her high school friend up top. Without those two, below average team and not many will start as 2003 A team.

Anonymous said...

Come on. Now you sound like an idiot.

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Anonymous said...

Rage > Yellow

Anonymous said...

Wow how did SDFC get stuck with the strikers
Dad good luck with that!!

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Anonymous said...

PDA lyon keeper is an exceptional player. Best 03' keeper in the state if not east coast. NJ has three keepers at 02,03,04 that all train at US National and all are far ahead of anyone in their respective age group. Going to be fun to follow the three in High School in a few years. Also, quick shout out to SDFC. Played them a few times and I think their parents are just like other teams. They have a lot invested in that team, like we all do with our own daughters. When you have a lot invested it gets emotional.... Keep it up SDFC!

Anonymous said...

@9:08AM- Wow, someone at PDA got a shout out! Who are the other keepers, what clubs?

Anonymous said...

Say goodbye. Going to the girl's DA!

Anonymous said...

The 03 keeper is from PDA also.

What club is the 04 keeper from?

Anonymous said...

9:08 - So you have knowledge about all of the '03 GKs currently playing at the U12 or U13 level on the east coast? If so, where do you get such knowledge?

Anonymous said...

PDA has announced the coaches for the BYC next year. Looks like the current u13 guy is taking over the 2003 age group. this is a good time to make change, he will take a fresh look at all new players at tryouts. The goalie is a shoe-in and I'm sure he has a bunch of his current girls staying, but would see lost of new players. Have other clubs made the coaching change announcements? SDFC, WC and PDA will be the go to clubs for next year in both 2004 and 2003. I heard PDA will stay firm on age appropriate play going into BYC. I think other clubs will be a little more flexible in first year with DA around the corner.

Anonymous said...

Honest qustion? How will sdfc look at 2003 next year. With two strong teams at both age groups, how many strong kids are 2003?
Doesn't sound like the parents get along, but that will all change over time. And do you know who will be the coach? WC will have a strong group, the u13 team is weak, but they have a lot of 2003 girls and most of the u12 team is 2003 too. This will be a strong team, don't know who is coaching yet.

Anonymous said...

From PDA's website: There will inevitably be exceptions to the following club decisions but they will be made with the best interests of our players in mind. Exceptions may be made based on team make up, age and development opportunities. Any decisions on player movement will be evaluated and approved by club staff and Director of coaching.

Anonymous said...

There is an 03 keeper down in South Carolina just outside Hilton Head. She is already 5"11, can punt the ball 60 yards, and covers the net post to post like a hockey goalie... she is already being recruited to Alabama to be their punter and Nick Saban said she could also play home soccer matches.

That is how stupid you sound 9:08.

Anonymous said...

4:12 - that is player development over team success... kudos to them

Anonymous said...

PDA like most clubs, keeping it OPEN for the exceptional player to play up - in writing - just in case,,,,,

but will follow strict birth year guidelines when forming teams.

I have heard of ONE team, HBC U16 from Long Island - that is stating they will "stay together:, but even there I will believe it when I see it

(Folks wondering about current U15 Princeton girls as well)

Anonymous said...

PDA Sore already offering the current 04 to play up 03 so much for it being selctive and saved for that one or too stand outs.

Anonymous said...

It's PDA shore, who cares. I think the ecnl teams are the ones they will be more concerned about staying at age. There will be several across multiple age groups, but most will want to stay at age to showcase better and play more.

Anonymous said...

Teams and clubs like igfa who only have one decent team will probably stay together. But they will hurt the teams below by doing so.

Anonymous said...

In the short term, it might seem to make sense to keep existing teams together but for the long term it doesn't make any sense. If you keep existing teams together, when new girls show up to tryout in the spring, there will be 2 different teams that they could try out for playing at 2 different ages next year (as an example if you keep existing teams together, and a 2004 girl shows up to tryout this spring, she could either be placed on next year's u14 team which will be this years u12 team with a combo of 2003 and 2004 birthdays or she can be on the u13 team which will be the u11 team which will have a combo of birthdays from 2004 and 2005). Why would the club want to deal with this instead of just making birth year teams which will arguably be more competitive anyway than combined year teams? Obviously if they do not have enough players to field birth year teams, that is different.

Anonymous said...

Lots of New Jersey teams - more than 10 headed to Virginia in a couple weeks? Predictions for the different flights?

Anonymous said...

Jeff Cup brackets:

http://events.gotsport.com/events/?eventid=46791

Anonymous said...

SDFC moves up to #2 in the nation. I know we lost pretty bad but - just sayin!

Anonymous said...

Soccer is supposed to be a beautiful game that unites families, players, etc. Instead, you are a bunch of grown adults TEARING each other's kids down. Grow up.

Anonymous said...

Now is prob not a good time to bring up your ranking. It looks to me as if you got your butts kicked.

Anonymous said...

you lost 5-1 to PDA. would not be boasting about your ranking. don't deserve to be there

Anonymous said...

#10 on sdfc and father are club hoppers. smh

Anonymous said...

#4 on SDFC was the best player in the PDA game. 03 or 04?

Anonymous said...

"SDFC moves up to #2 in the nation. I know we lost pretty bad but - just saying!"

Still a great accomplishment not to mention the wins this weekend over the top teams from NY & Conn!

The PDA team is different than most I have seen but the overall performance of a whole year lead to that ranking!

Anonymous said...

#4 couldn't start on Pda. Actually none of them would start on Lyon.

Anonymous said...

couldn't start on Pda. Actually none of them would start on Lyon.

I doubt that! What a rude comment. I don't even know this child or these teams just in case you want to go there!

Anonymous said...

Yes this comment was rude but is that a surprise? Without exception, if a parent decides to single out their child on an anonymous soccer forum, negative comments will follow. Without exception. Do not identify individual players on a forum, period. Where is the moderator anyway?

Anonymous said...

11:55 ridiculous statement. How can you lose 5-1 which is a blowout in youth soccer and actually think your kid was the best player on the field. Next time I watch you play I'll give my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Don't know or care about the teams in question but it is not true that one player can win a soccer match. You are suggesting that if the best player (however you decide to assess that) form the losing side of a 5-1 game, was switched to the other team, that team would then win the game. That is an ignorant statement.

Anonymous said...

Everyone ready for the unofficial NJ Showcase weekend? If your not familiar with it, its called Jeff Cup. This year more then ever it will be about coaches and trainers looking at new players due to the new age guideline. With 10 teams going down trainers have the ability to look at roughly 140 U12 players. Now if you want to look at the top players, thats easy just show up next Wednesday afternoon at Monmouth U. If you can't make it to Long Branch then Richmond is the place. FYI all the players at Monmouth will be dressed the same with no team affiliation shown. May be easier at Jeff.

Anonymous said...

What is "showcasing" an 11 year old? Looking for college? a new team? adulation? ego stroking?

Anonymous said...

10:55AM- Your right. My daughters team is looking for some specific positions and I know our trainer will be viewing some players before tryouts. Makes sense.

Anonymous said...

Doing the same thing as well. A lot of the players will be at the various tryouts in the next two months, but its a great way to evaluate rather then just drills.

Anonymous said...

#4 on sdfc would not stand a chance on Lyon.

Anonymous said...

"#4 on sdfc would not stand a chance on Lyon."

- BTW this message above is probably from another SDFC parent that doesn't want other kids, not their own to be singled out for doing well. C'mon.

#4 stood out to me along with #14 on the free kick and her sprint backs on D.

Anonymous said...

What is the 03/04 make-up of SDFC Yellow?

Anonymous said...

Really 8:36. You were impressed by a free kick and someone running fast. Man it's doesn't take a lot to impress you.

Anonymous said...

About 60 / 40 - 03 / 04 on sdfc. About the same on older team, club should make transition well, although some parents want to kids to play up.

Anonymous said...

60/40 is the same on PDA Lyon.

Anonymous said...

PDA Lyon has alot more 03's than 04's

Anonymous said...

So does sdfc. Who cares.

Anonymous said...

How are the barons gonna look next year is it worth going to there try-out

Anonymous said...

"PDA Lyon has alot more 03's than 04's"

Lyon is 60/40. If 4 more is a lot then you are correct.

Anonymous said...

For all 03 and 04 players. Go to as many tryouts as you can. The dynamic all of the great teams will change. Some will change dramatically. Some new teams will form from a mix of teams that have disbanded. If your South Jersey look toward PDA and Rush to be very strong next season. If your in the North look at PDA of course and SDFC, and World Class. All strong organizations.

Anonymous said...

pda vs barons 0-0. good game

Anonymous said...

U13 Barons. They were big and played organized defense. They played A LOT of defense.

Anonymous said...

SJEB were big, organized and played good soccer.

PDA had several more chances then SJEB but not enough great chances to regret the draw. SJEB goalie did well.

Anonymous said...

Why would people go to rush team they are not very good at all..

Anonymous said...

NJ Rush 02/03 is tops in the nation. A lot of interest from 03 and 04 for fall.

Anonymous said...

NJ Rush 02/03 is tops in the nation???

Anonymous said...

LOL.

Anonymous said...

Same as SDFC - tops in the nation! SDFC & NJ Rush should combine and form the new NJ USDA club for 2017!

Anonymous said...

All the decent players on rush are 02 and that will be the team next year. They will be u15 next year.

Anonymous said...

You guys are all wrong! Millville Pride is swooping in this fall and tearing everyone apart!

Anonymous said...

Looks like voorhees could meet Pda in the semis at Jeff cup. Who will get the bragging rights?

Anonymous said...

voorhees will more than likely not win against aztec. Not a statement of the weakness of the vorhees team. They are a wonderful squad. Aztec is even better.
PDA is better than all teams in brackets A and D. Brackets B and C, we will see.
Would be nice to see vorhees come out on top and represent well for an all NJ semi. Just unlikely.
In the fall when most of those vorhees players are wearing rush blue things will get really interesting.

Anonymous said...

Voorhees is going to Rush? When did this happen, is it official????

Anonymous said...

If the rumors are true then this is Voorhees last Jefferson Cup. Final time playing as a team at this tourney. Emotions will be high. Not a team I would want to go up against seeing they have nothing to lose. Don't be mistaken most of those girls will be back in Richmond next year but under a new club or clubs.

Anonymous said...

@2:04 how is this voorhees last time playing together when they are in the state cup and edp? That does not make sense so please explain. Next year almost all teams will change so it is no more dramatic for voorhees than any other team.

Anonymous said...

PDA Lyon and Voorhees Xtreme have never played one another. How has this game not happened? Per the blog they could meet in the semi's at Jeff Cup and I just looked up New Jersey Cup, and they could play there as well. Just like at Jeff Cup they both have to win some games to meet but this could get interesting.

Anonymous said...

PDA Lyon doesn't need to play vorhees. That is why the match has not occurred. They will most likely play in the nj cup.

Anonymous said...

No one "needs" to play any soccer match.

Anonymous said...

1027 - you must be the life of the party. there is no benefit for lyon to play a team that isn't worth the time to travel. if you are on the blog to profess how youth soccer should be about fun and this doesn't matter than you are in the wrong place. go spend your time doing something you agree with. Bernie Sanders might be holding a rally and you can be his youth soccer liaison. everyone will get a medal of the same size and all of the wealthy people can pay for the teams that can't afford to participate.

Anonymous said...

LOL - you sound like a real charmer. I am sure Lyon is going to make soccer great again.

Anonymous said...

In America, soccer is a sport for the wealthy but that may begin to change with our evolving demographics. It is the global sport of the masses. Don't give into your fear and run and hide in a sand trap - embrace change.

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Anonymous said...

What was deleted by the mod so quick???? Didnt get to see it.
The sand trap reference is great.

Anonymous said...

It is one heck of a sand trap.

Anonymous said...

Moderator must be a PDA fan.

All I said was, I can't wait for Aztec to beat Lyon down in Richmoond

Anonymous said...

Would be nice to have an upset to blog about.
Maybe a new king of the hill so to speak.

Anonymous said...

Best team in the state was your daughters team when she was 6! No pressure, no anything. It was fun!! Thats the best team!!! Now I have to drive over 600 miles around trip this weekend to play some teams I live less then 50 miles from!!! I feel like Lewis Black!! #$&%#

Anonymous said...

What's all the hype about Aztec? They played two tough games last season and lost to NEFC and then blown out by South Shore Select 5-0?

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Anonymous said...

South shore select u12 elite is playing against u14's and 15's right now. Fantastic football. Their coach is very lovely as well.
Only team on age that is truly capable of consistent wins against the likes of pda lyon.

Anonymous said...

Triangle parent here from NC, does anyone know what fc copa are like? Also BRYC and AFFC. Has anyone came across them

Anonymous said...

FC Copa Madrid is weak. They lost last week to the U11 PDA Strikers something like 5-3 in 9 v 9 game.

Speaking of NC…Have you ever played Charlotte SA Torsion 03?

Anonymous said...

Charlotte torsion are a solid group, they play good soccer and have 1 very talented center midfield player, small but can change a game......

Anything on affc and Bryc?

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for the 03 galaxy girls that have to combine with rage, that team is full of poisonous parents.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't be any worse than the self absorbed, obnoxious Lyon bloggers. "We're the greatest, we're the the greatest".

Anonymous said...

Anything on affc and Bryc?

In general, Westen PA soccer is pretty weak relative to the rest of the region. I'd be worried about the VA team if any of them at all...

Anonymous said...

Not sure why Lyon parents get a bad rap. We played them recently and they were very quiet and respectful. Yes they do cheer for their kids but don't we all.

Anonymous said...

3:28 you're just jealous

Anonymous said...

The Virginia team are very good, seen them at wags and they were playing a beautiful passing game against a top Maryland team

Anonymous said...

I find Lyon parents to be very self absorbed and they completely lack any type of soccer IQ

Anonymous said...

7:34 - It is not only the Lyon parents that lack soccer IQ. You have touched on an issue with many teams. How can people that have watched so many high level soccer matches not take some time to understand soccer. "go" "get the ball" "shoot it" "boot it" "run" "why isn't anyone there"

Anonymous said...

254 - 03 parents are more concerned with having to compete against the rage 03 girls for starting spots.

Anonymous said...

Aren't all parents self absorbed when on the sidelines? Name one team that's not?

Better yet - name a team you would consider having the Most Magnanimous Parents.

Anonymous said...

912 The best players on rage are 03,so if you combine 03 galaxy girls= solid team

Anonymous said...

There is self absorbed and then there is 11 on a scale of 10 self absorbed. We all have come across those delightful parents.

Anonymous said...

2004 Goalies. Are their any good ones out there? Who has the best goalie training included in the tuition?

Anonymous said...

I know the barons offer goalie training to there keepers for free if you are in the club

Anonymous said...

Most clubs claim to offer keeper training, but its few and far between. The training usually consists of an evening once or twice a month for an hour. Most "primary" position keepers do private training on the side. Their are a handful of keeper academy's in the state. If your asking who the best 04 goalie is in the area? Good luck with that answer!

Anonymous said...

CRUSH - for keeper training

Anonymous said...

2:19 PM

"(So and So) is weak" is not analysis.

Anonymous said...

2004 is too young of an age group to rate GKs. Many do not have experience playing 11v11 on a large field. Growth spurt is just starting or hasn't kicked in yet. Many good GKs are not even known because they are not on high visibility teams because there has not been an emphasis on GK skills in tryouts. Many passed over field players end up being good GKs as they mature and advance into the middle and high school years.

Anonymous said...

There are some decent 04 keepers but the game from 02/03 to 04's is wider than the just one 1 year suggests...

Anonymous said...

CRUSH if you have the CASH. Most expensive club in the state.

Anonymous said...

This ain't tennis/golf. stay in your car if cheering Makes you squimish.
Trump/Christie 2016

Anonymous said...

Watched the 03/04 keepers train at US Training today at Monmouth U. Five girls I assume cover both age groups. Two of them where very tall and stood out. All were very strong in net defending against the best shooters in the state. Would kill to have one of them for my daughters team. Was told 4/5 will be in Richmond this weekend. Looks like NJ is stacked with elite goalies. Good luck to all teams in Richmond this weekend!! Make NJ proud!!

Anonymous said...

Where do the 04 goalies at the Training center play?

Anonymous said...

Where do the top '04 goalies play? In the center defender role.

Most of the ones there right now will get replaced by field players that take up the position much later. Not enough game sense or foot skills acquired when specializing this young.

Stay on a team that lets you do both, no matter what they tell you. No, you will not get a scholarship. No, you are not Hope Solo and Tim Howard's lovechild. No you are not the second coming of Hope Solo or a shoe-in for the national team.

They tell you those things because a too young specialized keeper boosts a team up a notch or two or three. It makes them win with a weaker team, and then they can recruit better field players. They won't love you back in a a few years. They will replace you. If you have it in you to be a superstar goalie in the long run, then you have it in you to be great field player now.

That being said, Just for Keepers is best for training. Some clubs' training isn't worth it. PDA is probably best for the clubs.

Anonymous said...

PDA is for Trump. Perfect. He has been great for NJ - especially Atlantic City. And an inspiring figure for young girls. Maybe when they grow up they can aspire to parade around on stage in heels and a bikini to try to win a pageant and make a buck.

Anonymous said...

If 4 of the the 2004 goalies at training center are headed to Jefferson then they probably play for one of these teams: Voorhees, SDFC, TSF, Real NJ, Middletown, SJEB, NJ Crush, FC Copa, NJ Wildcats

Anonymous said...

If there are 5 2004 goalies there, does that mean that are 55 2004 field players or are there more?

Anonymous said...

No way there are 5 2004 goalies 1 or 2 tops and there just a few 2004 field players.

Anonymous said...

@10:31 - love it, spot on, fully agree.
We clearly have an 04 goalie mommy/daddy phishing for acknowledgement.

Anonymous said...

Safe travels and good luck to all jersey teams at Jeff cup this weekend.

Anonymous said...

I think that US Soccer or NJYS should enter a rule banning tryouts until after Memorial Day weekend. There is no good reason for kids having to try out for teams in April that don't play together until August.

Anonymous said...

1:24 that's not true. My child's club starts in June playing together so Try outs after Memorial Day is a no.

Anonymous said...

Is it true that Voorhees is gonna merge with rush.. Just curious so I don't waste my time and go to those try outs seen enough daddy ball..

Anonymous said...

Aztec wins their bracket over Voorhees.
PDA wins their bracket over Charlotte Soccer.

Aztec vs Lyon in semi's.

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Anonymous said...

Very talented teams at Jeff Cup. Watched some good soccer today.

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