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Monday, September 30, 2013

U16G Soccer in PA, NJ, MD, VA & NY

Note: These high school women at age 16 are no joke. Many are looking ahead to college soccer play. They tell their stories here.

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Anonymous said...

http://clubsoccer.us/TTSchedules.aspx?tid=USCLUBGS&tab=5&sub=0&Round=2014&sYear=2014

Anonymous said...

That gives schedules but not results

Anonymous said...

not sure what you are doing wrong but click on the age group and it shows schedules and results.

Anonymous said...

Guess I did make the right decision staying with NJSA instead of jumping on the SJA bandwagon. At least we played in Disney, and they were not their.

Anonymous said...

Why, because going to Disney did so much for you?

Anonymous said...

The NPL Tournament was very, very weak compared to Disney.

Anonymous said...

4:32, you went to both? That is good, please tell us the differences as you saw them.

Anonymous said...

Amount of College Coaches in attendance as well as quality of teams in attendance.

Anonymous said...

You know that because you were at both events?

Anonymous said...

I was at Disney and you couldn't move for College Coaches (over 400). You also had some of the best teams in the Country in attendance. At our age group there were 6 out of the top 10 in the country.

The person with a gripe is obviously a parent who attended the NPL Tournament, no need to get upset. Just stating facts that the quality on paper was far higher at the Disney Tournament.

An example is PDA Blues (who were at NPL) played a team from Kentucky who has won 1 game in 17. Then the PDA Florida team from a YEAR BELOW (who on paper do not have a good record). And Boston Breakers NPL who are mediocre at best. To travel all the way down there to play teams like that would be a waste of time.

Anonymous said...

I have no gripe, and was not at either. I was looking for real information. Don't assume.

Anonymous said...

Apologies

Anonymous said...

I would suggest not sleeping on the Blues. They have worked hard and will be a very good team this year. Thank you for all your research.

Anonymous said...

If you say so 2:51pm. I very much doubt it though.

Anonymous said...

Why do you doubt it, do you know the additions? Have you seen the training? Just askin'

Anonymous said...

I know of the additions. I have not seen the training but unless we have Jose Mourinho working at PDA then it won't make as big a difference as 2:51pm suggests. Good luck to them, they won't be a top 10 team in NJ in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

mt laurel and SJA not on jeff cup acceptances?

being PDA does help. blues, impact and shore in even though ranked lower. blues and impact are NPLs

Anonymous said...

Of course Shore is lower ranked, they are a brand new team. Of course PDA matters.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but SJA is just not worthy of Jeff Cup. Truth.

Anonymous said...

How would anyone know if a new team, SJA, would be worthy of anything. Unless of course you are a SJA parent.

Anonymous said...

Most of these girls have played together for years with same coach with mediocre results. Added some new so-so players. All around, not a great team therefore not worthy of Jeff Cup.

Anonymous said...

Ya know, I laugh so hard when I view these comments about SJA. This one person, yes...ONE person hates on them so much that they just need to throw in a negative comment about them every chance they get. Get a life! Stop being a child!! You would think by now at the U16 level we could all talk about the important things that will be affecting our girls moving forward but instead some of us just act like 5 year olds. It is so obvious to all of us reading that you live and breathe every moment of your pathetic life dreaming of your next SJA posting! LOLOL YOUR such a child!!

Anonymous said...

11:14 Actually, no I don't breathe every moment dreaming of SJA. I really don't give them a thought until someone posts about them. Then it brings to mind, why they aren't worthy of Jeff Cup. Btw, they aren't the only team not worthy. There are many more. Some that come to mind are: PDA Blues, PDA Shore, NJ Wildcats, you get the gist. Take a deep breath now, you don't want to have a stroke.

Anonymous said...

We'll get to see what SJA is made of when they play in the top division of the Region 1 Champions League this Spring. Considering that they were accepted in that division, I would question why they did not get into Jeff Cup. There are a number of Division 2 teams that were accepted.

Anonymous said...

If you really want to be honest with yourself, there are REALLY only a handful of truly talented players out there. The rest of them are all over paying for their childhood soccer experience.

Anonymous said...

wow, a little sensitive? you seem to think you know who is posting? i find that funny.

take a deep breath and step away from the computer(or put the phone away).

this is so not worth it.

Anonymous said...

Talent, my friends, is a very subjective word. And if you have read any of my previous posts, you will understand that it is something that even our so-called top coaches are very poor at identifying, let alone developing.

So I am not sure how many of us out here are really qualified to evaluate talent, and I would venture to say that those who are think that they are, probably are not, mostly because there is too much about soccer that the adults surrounding the game, both parents and coaches, simply don't get. I believe firmly that at least up to the U15 age, the priority of a youth soccer coach should not be about identifying talent. It should be more focused on forecasting talent and developing talent.

We are ALL overpaying for our youth soccer experience. Not just the ones who are not in this so-called truly talented handful.

Finally, I am just curious - what is the point of saying that there of only a handful of truly talented players out there ?

Anonymous said...

11:41 Please tell us what makes you so qualified to make such statements about so many teams and deem them not worthy of a Jeff Cup acceptance. You seem to know so much about them. Do tell!!

Anonymous said...

1:34. Because it is true.

Anonymous said...

709, but by the nature of your comment, it is not one that can be easily determined to be true or false. It's just an opinion, and even then, we'd have to go about first determining what talent means and at what level can a player be constituted as talented.

So it's your opinion which you are confident in, so much that you feel you can state it as a fact - but this type of thing really can't be fact checked.

Ronaldo scored X amount of goal last year. whatever X may be, this can be verified to be either factual or not. Someone being good or talented is really more based on individual perception.

All this being said, I can tell you that if I make a statement such as ... the soccer ball is round ... that would be a true statement. But just because it is true does not explain why I might feel the need to publicize it in this forum.

When I write that most parents and coaches surrounding youth soccer do not know very much about the game, I tell you this and feel strongly about it, but I recognize that it is my opinion. I can argue for my point, but it is not the kind of statement to be called true or false.

Anonymous said...

fact and true: some people think they know everything.

fact and true: no one can tell them they are wrong.

fact and true: they are jackasses and that will never change.

just separate yourself

Anonymous said...

Opinion: Whoever wrote that nonsense at 3:55 A.M. is a jackass and could do us a favor, in the future, and go to bed before posting more garbage that makes no sense.

Anonymous said...

3:55 - Fact and True. Isn't that redundant ?

Anonymous said...

LOL

Anonymous said...

Jeff cup brackets... Lot's of surprises from some Top Rated NJ teams. What gives?

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