Thursday, January 4, 2018

U15 (2003) Girls Youth Soccer

This girls youth soccer forum (2003 high school girls) is newly formed after some controversial posting in the past.

There is an incredible depth of talent in this age group and the competition is tougher than ever.

Playing for fun, playing with an eye on college, or just getting away from parents for a few hours every week, this age group is a blast to watch on the field.

97 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any tips for surviving HS season here? How much to expect if you kid makes varsity?

Anonymous said...

Every school is different. But this is the best way to survive:

1) Be friendly with the seniors. It is better for them to look at you as a friend than their competition.
2) Know your place. Act like a frosh and not like you are more skilled or knowledgeable than everyone else (even if you are).
3) Be flexible. Don't tell the coach you only play one position. You would rather have time as an outside mid than sit as a forward.

What to expect:

Playing time - Some only play upperclassman because of loyalty or size. In some schools, frosh aren't given a chance to see varsity because they have to field 3 teams and don't want to be short players. Some really do play the best 11 but that is not the norm. You can look forward to getting in the last 5 min of that 10-0 game as a striker and being told that you aren't allowed to score. That's fun...

Referees - Have a 2 whistle system that is terrible. Most refs are retired and overweight. They don't understand the hand ball rule or off sides rule. Better refs at the recreational level!

Coaching - The level of Coaching horrific at best. They don't need to be certified or know anything about the game. Mostly a new history teacher who was told to coach by the VP. Injuries are a direct cause of these untrained idiots. Worst is the English teacher who has had the team for 30 years and hasn't changed with the times. You will also love the fall banquet when the coach takes credit for everything and not even acknowledge what her academy did for the past 7 years.

Level of play - Don't expect much. I hope you like kick and run. very physical and chippy. Direct soccer at its worst. No college scouts at these games.

See you there!!!

Anonymous said...

I coach both HS and club. In club I don't care if you were born in January or December, all team members have the same opportunity to earn their time. Same thing in HS, freshman or senior, if you can play you play. My best XI play the majority of the important minutes.

Anonymous said...

Would a coach allow a player to develop in JV or keep the kid on the bench for the season? How is the difference in JV vs Varsity?

Anonymous said...

@11:17 - Big difference in JV and V. If the player is practicing with V but not playing much, have them ask for some minutes with JV while remaining with V for practice.

Anonymous said...

Not a good idea to ask for JV minutes if JV and V games are at the same time. You might miss their big chance when a V player is hurt and the coach turns to the bench and you aren't there. Slower speed of play and poor skill at most JV is not worth the lost V opportunity. You also have a better chance of being injured by the less skilled players. Unless you can get the coaches attention by scoring 10 goals in the half at JV, I would don't risk it.

In MY OPINION it shows you care more about yourself than the team by asking for JV time.

Anonymous said...

8:53
If you have a freshman and senior who are equal in every measure, who do you play?

The freshman to develop your program or the senior who has been loyal to the program for the past 4 years? Equal time is NOT an acceptable answer either.

What is more important, loyalty or development?

Anonymous said...

@12:20 - if equal in all respects and they are the 10th and 11th player, start the senior, but find a way to get the freshman into the mix somehow. Players rarely play 100% of the minutes for an entire season so there will be opportunities to get them in.

Anonymous said...

Some schools seem to have 3 HS teams - but we only have 2, and typically 1-3 freshmen get pulled up to varsity.

In the past - similar to what others mentioned - more play time in 'non-league' games or when the score is settled is given to non-seniors. Otherwise play time is limited - but practices are more intense

Anonymous said...

Please, are we using the loyalty excuse. If your a freshman and are that good you will play V. Stop making excuses lol NJ.com has the rosters and I guess your Mia's aren't there. Gotta laugh keep plugging money in 3 letter academies! Keep down playing HS ball and the accomplishments of a 4 year letter winner and stats for all 4 years. Look at any college roster you will see HS accomplishments in the bios along with academy play.

Anonymous said...

It is not an excuse it is fact. Our HS coach will play seniors over freshman because they put time into the program. "The freshman have to prove themselves first" he said.

If your school is different than good for you. I am only speaking from my experience and what I heard from the HS coach with my own two ears!!!

Anonymous said...

My daughter chose to forgo the DA so she could enjoy being a starting varsity player as a freshman and she couldn't be happier with her decision .

Anonymous said...

You made the right choice if she is not playing in college.

If she plans to play in college and you gave up an offer to play DA, you are a fool!

I would kill to have a DA close enough to us to make work!

Anonymous said...

Was any DA player at this age group given a waiver for the fall to play HS?

Anonymous said...

I have heard that PDA will allow it. Anyone know what the non DA 8th grade "Trapped" players are doing this fall?

Anonymous said...

thousands of girls playing in this age group and we are focusing on 50 NJ girls that play DA. *snoozer*

Anonymous said...

YOU PLAY THE SENIOR

If the freshman is a "cant keep her off the field" player, you will know.

Somehow I think some of your daughter aren't. I have seen many many VERY TALENTED freshmen get bench roles. And contribute key minutes, with nobody screaming how the team would be better off - NOW OR DOWN THE LINE - with the upperclassman on the pine.

C'mon folks - have a clue.

Now............theres THIS:

Some coaches dont like to sub, even when the score is 4/5-0 and the game minutes remaining are under 20......

Sickens me to the core - absolutely.

Anonymous said...

If you have a coach oik that, best to ask that your freshman whiz kid not play varsity

No shame there

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I asked the HS coach the same for my older daughter when she was a freshman getting 5-10 minutes a game. It was not a good experience - he asked my daughter to turn in the uniform as she is giving up on the team. Now I'm dreading the same treatment again.

Anonymous said...

From a parent who also has a daughter who is a senior. Don't ever talk to a HS coach about your kids. I made the mistake with my son and regret it to this day (he graduated from college last year). My son's scenario is that he played high level travel and was ODP. He was put on the freshman team (non-public school). I was somewhat ok with that until after the first two weeks of games and he saw about 10 minutes a game. He had at least one goal and a few assists. I had him ask the coach what he needed to do to get more playing time and the coach was dismissive in that he said he needed to step up in practice. Didn't offer any specific guidance. I reached out to the coach after the next set of games with similar playing time, coach said he had a large roster and needed to get the boys ready for the upper teams. My son stayed with it and was moved to JV Soph year and maybe played in 5 games the entire season. Meanwhile his travel team won cups with him as a full game midfielder. HS coaches are influenced more by the "right" people and egos. My oldest daughter without any intervention was a varsity player as a freshman and has been a starter since sophomore year gaining All League honors.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your son didn't work hard enough at practice. The coach benched him to send a message and then told you that effort at practice was the reason. If you son didn't respond and step up, that is on him.

Do you still wear rose colored glasses?

Anonymous said...

What parent of kids this age talks to the coach about anything related to the player? I guarantee you, you got your kid burried.

Anonymous said...

9:52 AM

School team was BETTER than his club team, face it.

He started and won his "CUPS" because the club team was not as deep. Ever think of that? Sometimes as parents we dont realize just how many talented players there are in the area (in your case withon your son's school class).

I think the opposite - going 4 years and saying nothing, is also inadvisable for a parent. There is a proper way to communicate with a coach. So I dont think you made a mistake.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what utopia you live in but around here HS soccer teams may have 2 or 3 elite players on them. The rest have no skills or soccer IQ whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

What is elite? Is that ECNL?

Anonymous said...

@9:17 to me elite is a skilled player that has the potential to be make it to a D1 soccer program. However, I guess it is all about perspective. Compared to Mal Pugh or Tobin Heath those players wouldn't be elite. ECNL is slightly over-rated. There are plenty of talented players in DA, ECNL, USYS NL, etc. Not everyone has an ECNL or DA club in their backyard so does that mean there are no elite players in those areas as well?

Anonymous said...

Any 2003 8th graders? We are playing fall league - but the team is really a mix of 2 teams that just fall in this age bracket- very inconsistent IMHO. Not sure what to expect when the fall is over.

Anonymous said...

Our club is playing a fall season with an 8th grade team which really equates to about a month and a half. Once the HS season is done, the players go back to train with their respective teams and get ready for tournament season.

Anonymous said...

It is so fun to run from a middle school game/practice and go directly to club practice. You get to eat dinner at 9pm and stay up till midnight doing homework.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, shame on whoever is holding a gun to your head forcing you to have her do both.

Anonymous said...

One clear benefit of HS soccer - no need to travel to some distant tournament for the Labor Day! Whew!

Anonymous said...

What happened to this 03 blog? Where is everyone. Snooze.

Anonymous said...

Sorry - busy playing HS. No time for Soccer Talk

Anonymous said...

DA competition seems to be a bust for Atlantic conference. No one is developing when you have blow-out scores like 8-0.

Anonymous said...

If you want to be seen by the scouts - supposedly Atlantic division is the place to be.

Anonymous said...

Hay 5:06, is the English Premier League a bust too? Manchester City outscored their last three opponents 15-0. And one was #8 ranked Liverpool.

I guess the NFL is a bust too because of the score at the Cowboys game yesterday (42-17). And don't let me get started on the MLB with the White Sox giving up 12 runs to the Tigers yesterday. Our national past time is NOT developing players. Canada is in trouble too because the Canucks lost by 5 goals yesterday too. The sky is falling...

Yes, I do like ESPN.

Anonymous said...

I agree, the da is a bust and who doesn't like espn...

Anonymous said...

I don't like ESPN.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't prepared for how horrible high school soccer actually is. It's like watching a rec game from a local town team. I am sure like everything else its all about what town you live in. Smaller towns get a much smaller pool of girls to choose from as the regional high schools have a much larger pool to get their players from. There is no training involved unless you consider running, running and more running a good training tool. And then lets not forget its about who you know and not how skilled you are. I am seeing girls being placed on the varsity team that have soccer iq of 0. the HS coaches want you to believe that this is the way for your child to go if they want to go to college. No its more like they want to be in the photo when your kid signs with a college and say look what I did. Meanwhile the club that the child belong to has their own photo and listing of the same child. These coaches want you to believe your child got to college by playing hs soccer. Wake up the club deserves all the credit. Sorry but high school soccer is a joke. Its a big social event for the kids.

Anonymous said...

Your last sentence is important and I think most understand that.

Anonymous said...

HS soccer in the DC metro area is mostly club team players, rec players are normally cut or sent to the freshman team. My daughter's JV team would most likely beat her U15 club team. SJC HS has two national team players who play varsity when possible. So far I've seen pretty good HS soccer down here.

Anonymous said...

NJ HS soccer really depends on the school size and reputation. There are a lot of small schools as well as lots of schools outside of the "club areas"

http://www.njsiaa.org/sites/default/files/document/G%20Soccer%20classifications%20%2717-%2718_0.pdf

Group 4 schools typically have better talent pools and programs and coach stipends than lower groups - where coaches end up being history or math teachers. When a school is also in a well-off neighborhood - they tend to have a higher concentration of high quality club players as well.

So maybe 10-15% of HS soccer can probably be qualified as good soccer.

Anonymous said...

Nothing like driving 3+hours to be beaten 9-0 and then play keep away for the final 15 minutes of a game. Development indeed...

Anonymous said...

11:21 How far is it ok to drive to lose by more than 5?

Anonymous said...

CSA didn't show to well this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Cedar Stars girls DA teams lost 4 games to PDA by a combined score of 18-1. The PDA Shore girls won 2 games with Cedar Stars by 8-1 margin. The PDA boys DA won four games by a staggering 38-5 differential.

Anonymous said...

CSA talent for boys seems to be in Bergen County.

Anonymous said...

Keep posting pictures of the id² Training Camp of the players you nominated. Have you figured it out yet that the best are playing DA. Ha US Club Soccer. Clueless

Anonymous said...

id² Training Camp is extremely selective - maybe 150 top US players outside of GDA each year. Lots of talent outside of GDA - especially in NY/NJ area. Congrats to whomever made it this year.

Anonymous said...

And the Harlem Globetrotters show continues in Fairfield. Buyer beware.

Anonymous said...

ID2 and DA are a joke. The real talent is in ODP!

Anonymous said...

as per NJYS "National League play is reserved for the nation's top teams in the 14U through 18U age groups (boys and girls), and it offers the highest level of competition in the country."

The 10 NJ Youth Soccer teams selected for National League competition come from Real Jersey Football Club, Soccer Domain Football Club (Yellow 2003 Girls and 2004 Girls), South Jersey Elite Soccer Academy Rush, New Jersey Stallions (Freedom and Stampede), New Jersey Rush, Players Development Academy (Freedom and Wave) and the Princeton Soccer Association

Anonymous said...

LVPSA still looks strong to win the National League at U15. Should be a good mix of games for NJ teams (PDA Freedom and SDFC) as the teams in the league are ranked <36 and above 33. So all games should be very good and competitive..

On a sidenote, it seems that 5 of the teams nominated to the U15 national league for 2017-2018 have also joined GDA - but they should be able to send in strong teams - but I have really no clue how it works

Anonymous said...

CSA gets a NTC site! What’s next Tab Ramos for National Team Coach?

Anonymous said...

Who said money can’t buy happiness?

Anonymous said...

To all my Average Gamers a message to you all before your games this weekend. Remember it’s all about you. Play selfish. Don’t pass. See how many teammates and parents on your own team you can anger. Don’t forget to keep dribbling with your head down. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose it’s how many step overs and nutmegs you can do in the game. Make sure you are the player that no when else wants to play with. #smokeandmirrors

Anonymous said...

Don’t forget to hog the ball whenever US Soccer scouts are present. Scissors and step overs repeated every time you get ball will impress the hell out of everyone. Throw in a maradonna every once in a while too. You must watch a lot of Premier League. Even your constant dives are a thing to watch.

Anonymous said...

Whoever is responsible for the last 2 posts, you are a complete loser. I feel bad for everyone on your life, you are an utter embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

3.53 I agree. I can't believe that some of these daddy's just can't move on. Must be Yankees fans... Move on and stop bullying 15 Year old girls.

Anonymous said...

To the idiot who keeps bashing the a game girls. Put your name up and act like a real human. If you want to keep rambling all yourbullshit stop hiding your identity. If you have something to say put your name up. Otherwise you are just an idiot who’s daughter couldn’t make to an elite level. Jealousy will get you nowhere.

Anonymous said...

A game? Thought we were talking about PDA.

Anonymous said...

Could be 2 different ppl. Second post was after PDA tied FC Stars I guess. FC Stars got 2 cautions in the game and game was tied 1:1 - hopefully someone will share a video. Not defending negative comments, just saying it may be 2 references.

Anonymous said...

This person of extremely low character is still attacking people for something thatt happened a year ago. Doubt it's a parent. Team failed and players are spread among 4-5 teams. I would guess most are happy. ame person attacks kids who did not leave together. Telling, I know who you are.

Anonymous said...

Reunited and it feels so good. Ha. Ugh. Pay to play

Anonymous said...

Play to slay! Styling and smiling! Pass like a butterfly, tackle like a bee!

Anonymous said...

Nothing like reminiscing about the good all days and talking about all the losing seasons we had. #paytoplay

Anonymous said...

Is it true that PDA DA and NYCFC DA do not want their players training outside their club? Same with ECNL clubs? #betternotgetintrouble #nostepoversornutmegs

Anonymous said...

National League is almost here. Who's coming out of the weekend on top?

Anonymous said...

Which group?

Any picks for CASL?

Anonymous said...

@5:05 2003, this is a 2003 discussion page :)

Anonymous said...

7:02 Sorry.. Let's try again.

So-and-so sucks.

Any predictions for the CASL? Bunch of Region 1 teams playing. Can South Shore win it this year? How about SUSA playing in the top bracket - congrats!

Anonymous said...

Lets hope SDFC can pick up form before heading out to National League. Not a great outing for them.

Anonymous said...

Is it true that Jill Ellis is leaving the USWNT to go to Average -Game?

Anonymous said...

Who does SDFC play in National League?

Anonymous said...

Sdfc girls probably had a very important party to attend the day before. That’s the norm for that group. That’s why all their better players left to play real soccer

Anonymous said...

@11:15 The roster from Regionals looks pretty similar to the current roster. So sorry they beat you somewhere along the way.

Anonymous said...

lol @11.15 similar and the same are two different things. Keep telling yourself that. Must be a lifer or getting some free tuition to keep you kid on the team. and it would be pretty hard for them to beat a team that is out of their league because they don't play small ball with these little teams that's why you had to go to Nationals.

Anonymous said...

At least they showed up to play. Unlike other GDA teams from Region 1 that just didn’t belong in their competition

Anonymous said...

Funny thing is that the team you are referring to would still beat your team. Now that is sad.

Anonymous said...

That is my team. Most of the Region 1 is getting thoroughly outplayed out here in front of 50+ coaches per game. Could have been champs in other leagues.

Anonymous said...

That’s why you should just play at Pda or pf.

Anonymous said...

Cedar Stars 2003 DA girls lost 14-1 the other day. Is that some kind of joke?

Anonymous said...

PDA 03 is doing well in showcase. Bumped up to #3 in playoff rankings.

Anonymous said...

PDA just lost

Anonymous said...

Looks like they are coming out 1-1-1 for the showcase. Not a bad record with 1 loss for the season.

Anonymous said...

Depends how they got the 1-1-1. Someone who was at the last game said it wasn't good style. Long ball, not much possession. I'm not sure how verifiable it is.

Anonymous said...

Depends on how they got 1-1-1? Teams change their style depending on the strengths and weaknesses of their opponent. Then again you wouldn’t know because you were probably shoveling snow yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Looks like they lost 1 0 to the number one team in so cal. It only took you an hour after the game to post. Get a life man.and what team does your superstar play on?

Anonymous said...

1:15 - Legends FC. Yea.

Anonymous said...

The old saying, if you can’t join them - follow them. Very 😢

Anonymous said...

nicely down YSR. knocked all the DA teams to the ground! Congrats South Shore #1 in Region 1!

Anonymous said...

okay. hahaha keep hitting your alarm clock; you're dreaming. Keep collecting those Got Soccer Points. You'll rule the world soon. hahaha

Anonymous said...

In Region 1 YSR has the following in top 10:

2 GDA teams
2 NPL teams
6 ECNL Teams

All withing 1.2 points of each other. CSA GDA is 104th in Region 1 and 529th in the US. Washington Spirit Virginia GDA is 320th in Region 1 and 1521st in US (on par with LISC GDA). Safe to assume that GDA is not where competition is at.

My assumption is that ECNL teams will drop once they start playing.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! Let's welcome a new year of parents talking trash about something they know nothing about! The only thing they know is that their daughter is the next Mia Hamm!

Anonymous said...

Says the ringleader ^ of nonsense

Anonymous said...

Thinking about having my daughter train at Universal Soccer Academy in the Medford NJ area, What does anyone know about this place and the coach Galanis?

Anonymous said...

Coach Galanis was Carly Lloyds coach growing up. My daughter had him at the US training center. She liked him.