Monday, March 5, 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.

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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.

Anonymous said...

http://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/la-sp-uswnt-soccer-baxter-20180120-story,amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

GALANIS is mentioned in this article.

Anonymous said...

Galanis also blew up the US Training Center as well. Hear he is doing wonders now at ODP. He runs the academy but he is not the main trainer, neither is Carli. But, she may be more local now since she just moved teams and is now Sky Blue. If your daughter's team trainer is not giving quality instruction don't stay on the team and pay for extra training somewhere else, MOVE TEAMS. If the training is not top notch on her team then she is wasting her time. U15 is showcasing time and time is running out at this point.

Anonymous said...

Last couple of posts look like an infomercial for the coach.

Anonymous said...

Galanis got lucky with one player...Carli Lloyd. Good for him. Every coach dreams of working with that one player. Go watch his Medford teams, they are weak. People in the area know it, and they steer clear.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone invited to NTC confirm if he has been a coach in the last few sessions? I thought the staff was published on USSoccer site and I have t seen his name

Anonymous said...

Galanis hasn't been with the NTC the past few months.

Anonymous said...

Galanis runs a strong training program. We left one of the bigger clubs in south jersey and went to the strikers. The training far exceeds the training I have seen at other clubs. He doesn't draw a big showing because parents want the big club affilition. Should have more concern on what environment is best for your players growth and less about wins. Imho.

Anonymous said...

Good players elevate training and competiveness of the team, right?

Anonymous said...

What's your definition of good?

Anonymous said...

Jeff Cup brackets released. So now that PDA has the DA I guess their NPL team is a true third string team. Ranked pretty low for the Jeff Cup. And with the DA combining next year with the 2002 DA team there is going to be a lot a movement again. When the current bench warmers on DA don't make the team again they are going to jump back down to ecnl and the NPL teams will be displaced again when 1/2 of those players get knocked out of the club completely.

Anonymous said...

Spit it out. What point are you trying to bring up?

Anonymous said...

@7:31 Your logic is flawed. The current ecnl players would more likely switch clubs if they were cut down to the npl team.

Anonymous said...

If you look at Jeff cup for 2003 there are more NPL teams than ECNL teams in top brackets. So being on PDA NPL May not be glamorous, but being on non PDA NPL team is not bad.

No doubt South Shore will beat PDA ECNL in the final.

Anonymous said...

Stop. Yes South Shore is the best team in Jeff Cup but PDA is certainly not the next best team and will not make the final. Please

Anonymous said...

How can you be so certain 9:30?

Anonymous said...

YSR Team
34.53 ALLEYCATS 2003G NPL (NYE)
34.85 CLEVELAND FC 03 (ON)
36.30 PDA 2003 ECNL (NJ) (CREW - 33.24)
35.79 BRYC ELITE ACADEMY ECNL U15 (VA)
Hard to tell what the ECNL teams are really ranked as - they didnt play enough games - and some of the games they played were against other ECNL teams.

Anonymous said...

So if ECNL is still tops to all other teams other than DA, why are there ECNL teams playing at Jeff Cup in the second flight (elite), third flight, 4th flight?

If ECNL is still all that, which colleges are visiting teams showing up in second, third and fourth flights? What advantage is there, and where do those college coaches show up? I thought that was the whole point of playing ECNL

I get the whole YSR ranking team, and point is valid in that most have not played enough games this fall...

Anonymous said...

Its pretty obvious that Jeff Cup just went with Gotsoccer points. There will be some lopsided scores throughout the brackets. I also doubt there will be very many coaches there.

Play ECNL for all of the other showcases other than Jeff Cup, where ECNL teams are ranked more appropriately like CASL, Bethesda, ECNL Florida, ECNL PDA.

Also play ECNL for some very competitive league games.

Anonymous said...

Its pretty obvious they went with YSR more than with gotsoccer points. Starting at U15 ECNL YSR coefficients are simply not significantly better than NPL/EDP teams. Hence their placement in lower JeffCup brackets for parity.

Just looking at 3rd bracket as a sample:
YSR-gotsoccer (state position) club
33.79 - 18095 (1) arlington
34.50 - 12337 (11) marin fc
33.28 - 5318 (3) sunrise
33.97 - 8029 (6) world class (falling rank)

35.01 - 1781 (18) bethesda (falling rank)
33.78 - 5295 (8) fc rowdies
34.54 - 17687 (2) herndon
34.59 - 12222 (1) united mount pleasant

Anonymous said...

South shore will play BRYC in the final. Looks like BRYC scored the most goals in the country in ECNL at 03 and have completed their schedule 14-2-1 ... 6th nationally in ECNL.

Last year the final was South Shore v BRYC

Anonymous said...

Divisional results are often deceiving at the national stage. Just look at the GDA results from the north east as compared to the showcase results. Teams with great standing and national players didn't fare as well as expected.

But I still like BRYC on GD so, I have BRYC vs SUSA in the final

Anonymous said...

It's very interesting that south shore and bryc are the two teams most people hold in high regard.... also they are the 2 teams that got to the final last year. They both are not physically big and powerful but technically excellent, both pass the ball around!!! All of the u12 super teams that relied on long balls are dropping off the map. I am glad they are getting the reward for developing players the right way.

Anonymous said...

2-22/10:39 don't go by results in fl only. my friend's team that is very good and has ynt players played kids like it was a showcase to get kids looks from college coaches. kids that weren't getting a playing time in league games and also playing some in different positions. this is why we stayed put. some have no clue what they are doing. let all the first and second year quirks work themselves out. kids are giving up a lot to be part of an experiment.

it was a ussf showcase and they do care about the result and only playing the best.

Anonymous said...

Looks like it will be cold but not raining this weekend. Good luck to KOC teams and other leagues!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone used any of the recruiting websites? Are they useful? Some of the tournaments had us sign up and add profiles for showcase events. But for full website versions they want $.

Anonymous said...

Its a lot of money to dive in. Used freebie version of CaptainU and other than emails to camps are teaser notifications - dont know what to do either. Is it too early? doesnt all communication have to flow thru coach anyways?

Anonymous said...

@10:08 - love the knights of Columbus leagues. thought they were basketball only. go koc

Anonymous said...

High chance SUSA will overtake PDA in Region 1 rankings within the next 3 weeks. 2 NPL teams at the top!

Anonymous said...

CS new coaching director is desperately trying to cancel tomorrow’s da games vs pda because he’s afraid of getting beat up in his first games as the coach.

Anonymous said...

Weird, this is the only chance to play well for CSA!

- unpredictable conditions
- pda players at WNT camps (at least younger ones?)
- winter hibernation factor

Anything better than the 3 goal odds loss and you can claim moral victory!!!

Anonymous said...

Not familiar with any of the history. But it does seem that a couple of high level coaches on the CSA staff are ex-PDA coaches incl the coaches of U14, U15, U16/17 GDA teams. When did that happen?

Anonymous said...

U-14 coach was never at PDA. CSA added 2 PDA coaches. One is the new director of coaching, the other doesn’t have a DA team. Please stop posting bullshit information. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

U14 CSA GDA Coach is from NJ Wildcats. The coach from PDA that moved up to CSA is the old coach of the Lyon team (current U14 PDA GDA group). Has been at PDA since they were founded and just switched this season.

Looks like a potential for some bitter rivalry. Is there a video feed for these games?

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Anonymous said...

At 11:45, isn't this blog just for bullshit information or people to vent to make them feel like they know better than other parents, coaches, and clubs? Lol

Anonymous said...

Just a quick question - how many outside games do your teams do before JeffCup. It’s not been a good outside weather in the last 2 weeks, and I feel we’ll get clobbered by southern teams.

Anonymous said...

Match Fit picking up right where they left off with a great weekend in Maryland. At least they looked good with all the flair and creativity.

Anonymous said...

Get over it dude.. its so tired already.

Anonymous said...

I guess some people never get tired of losing. History continues to repeat itself. You get what you deserve.

Anonymous said...

Let’s just say that ‘unless you are on a national team you are a loser’ argument was already hinted at!

Irony is that the national team selection depends on work rate and skill - not on playing on a winning team. So confused!

Anonymous said...

Wrong. It’s about actual production in games. Who performs, who steps up, who is a team player, knows how to win, makes their teammates better, being a good teammate, fitting in, not being selfish. Can you get the job done and do you know how to be part of a winning team and culture. Where it is about what’s best for the team and not the individual. Clearly those skills and life lesson haven’t been taught.

Anonymous said...

I just came back to this blog to see if there any predictions for Jeff cup. Sadly it looks like the same people that just cant seem to get over the Matchfit thing. Come on its a new years get over it already. Grown adults talking about children it's pathetic. Matchfit has some very talented players with a few that are absolutely DA material and could have made a DA team if that was what they wanted. It sound to me like the rotten egg was either kicked out of the team or couldn't make this team.

Anonymous said...

The proof and facts are evident with their record and past unsuccessful seasons. Make your team and teammates better. That is the definition of good player. Not individual flair or creativity that says look at me I don’t care what they score is.

Anonymous said...

Forget Jeff cup and theses jackasses. Fury v NYCFC is the only thing this week on tv.

Anonymous said...

Lol on the self righteous dude.

http://www.trainingground.guru/articles/coaching-revolution-that-took-belgium-to-top-of-world

Anonymous said...

Some good points but don’t agree with all. In this country our best athletes do not play soccer. The soccer gods in this country care about one thing making money and don’t want kids playing other sports. Playing fall, winter, spring and summer soccer is not in the kids best interest. While individual player development is key it must be done within the team environment that breeds team success first not individual success. You have to learn how to win. It’s a team sport. Go play golf, tennis, gymnastics etc. Work rate is the most over used and meaningless phrase in this sport. Do you hear basketball or football using that term. Do not confuse activity for productivity. Useless moves to showcase yourself (nutmegs, step overs etc) are often wasted energy and are not productive and often do not lead to anything except a meaningless wow moment for a second. It’s like a guard in basketball doIng all this fancy dribbling between the legs at the top of the key with their head down going nowhere and missing the open pass to a teammate that would lead to a layup. I’ve watched many many games - DA, ECNL, NPL etc. many kids have zero IQ and can’t do the basics such as passIng. They are being taught by these self professed #1 trainers the wrong way to play and more importantly how to think about the game. Be productive for your team and what are you doing to help them win.

Anonymous said...

Dear self righteous dude. Your timing about "nutmegs [...] are often wasted energy" couldn't be better:

http://the18.com/soccer-news/lionel-messi-nutmegs-thibaut-courtois-barcelona-chelsea

Anonymous said...

Can’t wait to see your little Messi do it. You are ignorant and clueless. Keep teaching the nutmegs and step overs to your players as opposed to the basics. Maybe one of them wil one day get invited to a national camp.

Anonymous said...

Disclaimer: Messi is the best player ever!! Barca my favorite team...

Question: intentional nutmeg goals or power strikes on frame..inadvertantly megging keeper? Yes he's a genius so who knows...

Nutmegs and stepovers mentioned in prior posts are a different animal altogether...

Anonymous said...

I hate this guy. Holding on to the ball way too long:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe3YcIVW4Lg&app=desktop

co coya 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?
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Anonymous said...

One has a "J", the other doesn't

Anonymous said...

Looks like the BRYC v South shore final may happen yet again. A class above the rest by the looks of it

Anonymous said...

Looks like the #3 team in the country by top drawer soccer only mustered 1 win and a huge loss to SUSA.

Anonymous said...

Not surprised to see an all ECNL final in top bracket. I think a lot of people thought BRYC would win. Did anyone get to see them play?

Anonymous said...

South Shore was shook by the strength, speed, and size of Maryland. Maryland lacks in technical skills but makes up for it in other areas. Not exactly great soccer by MD but they got the job done. These games shouldn't lead you all to believe who is better than who. These games looks different on paper than it did in person in both brackets. As much as it seems there is a lot of hate for PDA, they did well this weekend. So did Susa. Two ECNL teams in the final makes sense. Bryc is a strong team. They did great this weekend. They didn't have it easy with PDA and had to deal with MD physically.

Anonymous said...

I got to watch BRYC play Cleveland. Some of the soccer I saw was amazing. They were putting 20 plus passes together every few minutes.... it was refreshing to watch.

Anonymous said...

Did you guys get many college coaches on your sidelines? My kid played in a lower bracket and we had very few. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

At Jeff Cup college coaches mainly attend the top 2 flights.

Anonymous said...

Did you send emails to the coaches ahead of schedule and CC your coach?

Anonymous said...

Because players are 21 and 22 graduates they will typically only watch the top teams. There were 30-40 coaches at games in top flight.

Anonymous said...

College coaches were at the river city location where majority of the top u17/18 and some of the u16 games were played.

Top flights, right age groups, one stop shop.

Anonymous said...

Thats not true. There were several coaches from great colleges at the top flight where the 03s were.

Anonymous said...

As promised earlier - SUSA now ranked 2nd in Region 1 YSR, ahead of PDA teams, and obliterated #1 team 5:2

Anonymous said...

Unless GDA participates in "crossover" events with outside leagues, YSR simply should get rid of GDA teams from its joint list.

GDA is a closed system and as such it will always be a break-even for a team to gain points - other teams must lose points until they disband.

Anonymous said...

Susa played a battered and tired south shore team from the MD United game. Susa lost 2-0 to MD United

Anonymous said...

PDA Showcase 03 team list is out. Based on the team list, there should be a lot of college coaches in attendance.

Anonymous said...

To the confused Susa parent. They are number 4 on the youth soccer rankings in region one. Please refrain from posting after a late night in the bar.

Anonymous said...

Susa lost 2-0 to MD United.

Anonymous said...

To the person who wants to get rid of GDA from YSR because GDA is a closed league, isn't ECNL a closed league, too? Where does it end?
Easter; new beginnings. good luck all.

Anonymous said...

ECNL teams play against other teams in mixed tournaments- eg JeffCup, Disney. GDA teams can only participate in GDA format approved tournaments. 1 game a day, substitution rules, 24 break after 2 games. Even Surf Cup’s GDA brackets are played on different days than normal competition - so kit just a league but in general- the competition is closed.

YSR’s flaw is that it seems to be a zero-sum game. For one team to get better- anither team needs to get worse. It does not allow for all teams to get better and does not reflect it in calculations of its scores. At least that’s my theory- I could be wrong.

One more observation is the weight of past scores - eg if Penn Fusion GDA played as PF ECNL team. - did they play against WCFC ECNL or NYCFC. As WCFC is dropping in rankings - it also impacts PF.

So the relative scores between the GDA teams are appropriate- but the relative scores between non GDA teams and GDA teams are probably inaccurate. I don’t know if the PDA ECNL and PDA GDA teams are close in their strength- but YSR suggests so. I also don’t know if the Fury or NYCFC would be so poorly ranked considering they have national team players each or if they should carry the last year’s legacy of Albunio/WCFC for accuracy.

Anonymous said...

Team gets better relative to other teams. That doesn't mean one team has to get worse.
A team can get better on its own as long as it's increasing faster than the competition.

Anonymous said...

A couple of local U15 GDA games featuring local teams will be streamed live in the next 4 days: oakwood, fury, penn fusion.

http://www.ussoccerda.com/2018-spring-showcase-event-information

Anonymous said...

Well, NYCFC is listed as a ‘team to watch’ by top drawer.

Anonymous said...

Very cool videos are available on youtube..

https://www.youtube.com/user/ussoccerdotcom/videos

Anonymous said...

How will the National team for PSA work? Will it be extra tryouts and extra fees?

Sounds like a win for SDFC and PSA.

Loss for CSA which has the numbers but no vision

Anonymous said...

The PSA buyout of SDFC won't be a big win for either. The vast majority of the 04 team are going to Matchfit. The 03 team had no one at tryouts last year and most are looking to leave this year (couple at MF ECNL sessions already and one left mid season to go MF ECNL) for greener pastures. I can't see anyone being persuaded to leave their current teams (if they're at a high level) to go tryout there.

Any opinions on teams at the 03 age group right now worth checking out? Let's leave out DA and ECNL for now.

Anonymous said...

Big win for MF.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else hearing that PDA is dropping out of the DA?

Anonymous said...

And ECNL will offer them 2 teams. So that top team doesn’t have to play other local ECNL teams. These rumors are all over Massachusetts soccer forums.

Anonymous said...

9:39 Ah.. just saw that the 2004 coach became a director at MF. Makes sense.

Anonymous said...

Rumor is that if you have ecnl you can’t have da, I know Virginia development academy was announced to ecnl but are dropping da. So if this a true what about the slew of California teams and fc stars. Anyone know if they plan on having both. Having two ecnl teams is just dumb. Who are they going to play unless everyone fields to ecnl teams. This is just ridiculous... If pda was told they couldn’t have both then it makes sense that at the end of the day they are a business and there is more money to be made in ecnl, one combined team of 25 vs four teams two ecnl two npl. Do the math.

Anonymous said...

9:25- can't have both? they have both now.

Anonymous said...

Weird. it seems that WCFC/NYCFC and Albertsons/Fury were able to get past that obstacle with relative ease.

Anonymous said...

not sure about albertson/fury, but wcfc is definitely telling players that the DA is a sinking ship. I actually spoke to one of the staff, and in their exact words "I wouldn't put my daughter in GDA"

Anonymous said...

CANNOT HAVE BOTH.
Some clubs have da girls and ecnl boys....

Anonymous said...

I was under the impression that PDA has DA and ECNL for girls, which would be both. Is that incorrect?

Anonymous said...

Yes PDA has both but coming to an end.

Anonymous said...

ECNL makes a lot more money for the club owners than the DA does. Ecnl owners saw a reduced bank account this year so they’re clawing tooth and nail to get it back. They also don’t like the fact that someone else (USSoccer) is calling the shots. Not unlike the Democratic Party.

Anonymous said...

so why does @7:11 keep saying CANNOT have both? Clubs CAN and DO and if that changes now, that's their choice. Why am I even asking this question? this person is wasting my time. Let's see what happens....

Anonymous said...

Ecnl & DA not getting along. They are kicking each other out of each of their leagues. Lol. Isn’t it nice they are putting the kids first?

Anonymous said...

It's probably pretty nice for ECNL if 4 of the top 10 clubs in the country are leaving GDA for ECNL next season. My journey through this crazy youth soccer experience has taught me nothing except that it is definitely not about putting the kids first

Anonymous said...

https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/77568/girls-development-academy-defections-three-major.html

PDA, FC Stars, MI Hawks all out of DA

Anonymous said...

Look at this way. Cedar Stars can now claim to be the top of their league if they stay in DA....

Anonymous said...

Let's see how you do this weekend. departure announcement following....

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Anonymous said...

What happened to SDFC hot mess that team is. I know they lost a few of their better players but a 7-0 beat down in a State cup game.

Anonymous said...

A lot of the SDFC kids are looking elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

What are the chances of getting on the ecnl teams at PDA next year?

Anonymous said...

Had a call from an ECNL PDA parent on how scary the situation will be next year. They recognize that ppl are frustrated with large MF style teams and will be trimming them down significantly. So if you look at current rosters in GDA and ECNL- either they know that kids will move onto other GDA teams or they will have to cut some players to keep teams smaller (she didn’t say what was smaller). Competition for spots should be high, but they will have 2 ECNL teams if that’s true.

Anonymous said...

2 of the top 3 teams for U15 Region 1 at YSR are now NPL teams!!!

Anonymous said...

@3:14 and all others that feel ysr is the soccer bible, you do realize that the top 10 teams all fall within 2 points of a "predictive power" according to this site. You cannot honestly believe the GDA at PDA is not as good as those top 3 teams right?
From the site itself...
COMPARE RANKINGS
A ranking systems' accuracy is measured by its "Predictive Power" (how often a higher ranked team beats a lower ranked team). A Predictive Power of 0% is equivalent to flipping a coin. 100% means the rankings always predict the result of a game (impossible given the random nature of the sport).

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