The injuries don't come from club - the injuries come from playing HS - some teams train 7 days a week preseason; play 3-4 games a week and train upwards of 3 hours on the days there are no games.By the time the players are finished with HS season they are worn down and ready for injuries just when the tournaments start for club....somebody needs to tell these teacher coaches for HS teams that they are doing more harm than good; but I guess they really don't care - it's an extra paycheck for them; some HS coaches think it's a way to get to a college level coaching position and the only time HS soccer gets any recognition from colleges is if a player is playing both club and HS and the HS is one of the top 5-10 team in the state or region.......everything else for HS is fun....and to be honest it's not that much fun if half the team is a rec playing level and you have some girls from a club playing level.
Idiot -If you choose to play HS - it is 6 days a weekThus, having made that choice - and you ALSO choose to play club, it is the CLUB games/practices that put you over the top re: getting injuredYes, this is what we mean by being selfish - and also reckless with your daughter's health and general well being.If the club is begging her to play on her "off day" from school ball, find another club.
To 9:37 p.m....you're the idiot. Our HS team does practice 7 days a week; how can you debate a topic/point when you know absolutely nothing about that school/township/team I'm referring to you. Do you normally talk without knowing what your're talking about.Second, I wasn't really asking for your opinion or advice; the clubs don't put the pressure on the girls/players...it's the HS teacher/coaches who do.Lastly, I'm not reckless with my daughter's health - she's doesn't play HS soccer because, frankly, it's a waste of her time and talent and neither one of us wants to risk injury for players who don't take the game seriously....for most HS players it's a way to get out of Gym and do a fall sport....that's it.
Then STFU - if your daughter doesnt playHave a nice club season
Or maybe your problem is your kid's club team has beenw eakened by other girls choosing to play HSGet over it, shirley
HS is horrible soccer period. Socially all girls want to play but girls go back to their clubs worst than they left. That is a fact. If you love HS soceer is only for your own ego and since your daughter is not that good in her club , you are all happy that she gets to play more in the HS team and she is a star. You can say what you want but this is reality
Your daughters are not the next Mia Hamm so get over it and let them have fun and play at the same time.... Life's too short. All academy teams do not train or go to college showcases until HS season is over. That's a fact!
To 8:02 a.m. to you and the other parents who simply don't get it - HS soccer is not fun if your daughter is a very good/great player; it seems like for a short while until they get frustrated with the poor quality of girls playing HS and it's simply not worth the risk of injury for the club season/tournaments that they could miss because of HSMaybe if they did away with teacher/coaches and brought in club coaches who know what they're doing than maybe the quality of play would improve and there would be less injuries and better win records. I have found that most teenagers, regardless of the sport, don't have fun when they loose and are playing with less skilled players than themselves.
Sounds elitist. Good thing Carli Lloyd and Abby Wombach didn't have this blog. They would have missed out on high school soccer memories with their stinky friends.
Superstar club players cant hack not being fawned over by a HS coach who is training players three years older and has to fold in the hotshot freshman's egoWhen said ego goes unstroked all the parent can think of doing is ripping the HS systemOf course some school ball is very very good as well. This cant be deniedAnd the idea that club coaches should also coach school teams is absurd. Some can handle it but this is a remarkable commitment of time, the afternoon sessions followed by nights, the 6 days a week plus the travel to other locales on weekends.Simply very tough to wear both hats
The decision to play or not play HS is not elitist and it has nothing to do with egos. My daughter did play HS last year and it was an underwhelming experience for her: players were not as skilled as she; coaching was terrible; refereeing was terrible; and while she joined to have "fun" she quickly realized it wasn't fun and not worth the risk of injury for games that typically don't matter to a lot of players....it's a way to get out of Gym and say you did a Fall sport.....I don't know how it is with some top schools in the state but it wasn't worth for her.Least we forgot how politically it is......there's always a parent coaching the teacher coach on who he should have on each bench instead of letting the process determine who is best suited for each team. Last year Varsity had 30 players......maybe 18 played but that was done because players had to say they were on Varsity.....the process is pathetic not fun..it's a shame for those players who are really passionate about the game the HS experience can be dismal at best.
Maybe some of you this is your first round in HS soccer. I am on my 3rd and all three loved HS soccer. Yes, they also play and have played for academies. Everyone has there own opinion.
8:48- This sounds so much like our town. We have a father who coaches the coach about who should be in the Varsity team So the same players that play together for the same travel team about 15 of them are in varsity. Everyone else, it does not matter if you also play for a high level academy or high level team or if you are very good pl not player, you are not even looked at for varsity. This year the players got very upset and we had about 10 seniors and juniors quit the varsity team because they knew that they will not see any playing action because they are not part of the town click!!Sad but true, next year my daughter may just stick with the sport she does in the Spring where she has a varsity letter already!!Its a waste of time since your child will never be given a chance!!
So, 8:48 - your daughter didnt play much then, eh?Cant have that now, can we?
HS soccer is only socially good for the girls at the beginning, after that nobody likes it or has any soccer development value. Who is here saying how great HS ball is , just a father or mother of a mediocre player that gets to be a start in HS as she never made it to top teams or somebody that has a big ego to forget about his daughter development.
To 3:50 she did play every game and was a starter for every game; so you'll have to take your condescending tone and attitude and divert it someplace else.I'm glad for some the HS experience has fun for them.
HS soccer is torture for me. But it's not about me. My daughter is associating with school mates, developing new connections with her in town friends and is enjoying such things like walking to practice or stopping in at convenient store for a snack with new teammates. Yes, the level of play is well below the club level that we are accustomed to but it's not about me right now. It's about her. With a little effort after the HS season, and a well orchestrated program her club team will regroup and prepare for the real deal. Hopefully injuries are at a minimum and that their rate of regression is little enough to impact the speed of play. "I rather watch paint dry, wack myself with a hammer constantly or stab myself in the neck repeatedly than watch HS soccer"
USYSA pulled the trigger. Birth year classification starting next season (2016-17) US club will soon follow. Big mix up about to happen
So what does this mean, exactly, and how does this impact players starting next year?
My daughter playes 'Academy' scooer and is a starter at the highest level in the state and also plays school soocer. she loves school soccer. is it tough to watch and do i hold my breath every hoping she doesn't get injured everytime she takes the field - absolutely. However, i belive that school soccer has made her a better player and person. it has provided her the opportunity to see the field, and learn the game, from many different positions. this has given her a first person (from the other positions) understanding of how her 'fixed' position on her club team affects and interacts with everyone else on the field. more importantly, i have seen her grow as a leader by working with the girls on the team that aren't as skilled as she it. this is a life lesson and experience that i hope she continues to build on as she continues to grown into a fine young lady, athlete and student. this has also elevated her'leadership' profile within her club team.
.. and sorry for all the typos. i stink at typing on my phone.
All competition will be based on birth yearhttp://www.usyouthsoccer.org/assets/1/15/2016-SSG-BIRTH-YEAR-USYS-FAQ.pdfhttp://www.usyouthsoccer.org/assets/1/15/2016-SSG-BIRTH-YEAR-USYS-FAQ.pdf
10:56. Get yourself a stylus, works for me!
GFA better hope all of their players are born before August if this re-org takes place.
Its more like teams will hope all their players are born in 2001 or later. All the Aug to Dec 2000 kids who are eligible to play now and would be playing u16 for the 2016/2017 season would need to play u17 according to the rules. Some teams may lose a lot of their core players.
Last paragraph from the story:"The birth-year registration initiative will not cause the dissolution of age-group based teams that already play together, but will rather give players the opportunity to ‘play up’ with older age-groups."
Typically the team with more of the older players are better especially at the younger ages; now the older players will be the youngest and probably will not be the "mia" player on the team ... This will effect chances getting the scholarship to a d1.Life can change at a moments notice and so we say "good bye" to many parents who will now move on to the older blog and will have nothing to say as their star goes from 1-8 to 10-22 & in turn will be looked at less by colleges.And "hello" to many of the mid age player's (jan-jun) parents who will now be more vocal as their kids become the older/better players on the team.
What's to stop a younger player from playing up? Is it forbidden?
no you can always play up.
This birth year thing makes no sense whatsoever for girls. What happens when your birth year has half juniors and half seniors? The girls who are juniors will lose half their teammates when they become seniors.Since college play is the goal for all level girls, they should just go by graduation year with a max age restriction built in. Everyone on the team in the same boat. Would make life easier for everyone, especially when it comes to college recruiting.
You are clueless. It ties everything to the national teams.
More important what happens to the got soccer points, ratings? Who will be the new top teams in the age group? Which teams has the most to lose, gain?
GFA #1 in the Nation! Got most points. Can't take that away. We will reload if they break our age group up.
6:45 hey , you are back with trying to put GFA on the spot again, it was so much better without you around for few days. Unfortunately you are back with your way of provoking and pretending to be part of Gfa . Your hate doesn't end . Feel sorry for you, what a miserable life you are living. Only because your daughter was not good enough. But I am sure she will do great in HS soccer so why don't you focus on that for a while and you come back ..... Hopefully never. Nobody is biting but I am sure you will answer your message yourself to get this negativity going. Nobody cares anyway. You have nothing else after all so if it helps your sad life go ahead.
GFA 8 Hawks ECNL 2. GFA is the best team in the country. We beat a team that was +57 in goals, what did your team do? You can't deny it! You are the troll who's daughter isn't good enough for us. GFA #1 in the USA ! We will dominate next season before the realignment.
No pda is the best still everybody goes there , they will dominate everything again over and over. Best player left all the other teams to go there. PDA BEST IN THE COUNTRY
NO EDY you are wrong, BEST IS MATCH FIT! Even if slick daughter left , still the best team, new players this season and all the right age so will dominate ECNL forever!!! Go MATCH FIT
Best in state will be STALLIONS! Best coach best program and best group of girls! They will be back and dominate the scene at this age group, number one by end of the spring season !!!!!
NJ elite is the only team that played all tournaments and Edy is the manager!!! Will recruit the best players to play with his daughter that is the best midfielder in the state of New Jersey and maybe best in the country. Coach is fantastic and the team is fantastic and their field is fantastic, they dominated every game they played so far and will be the best team in the nation very soon!!! Go NJ ELITE!!!!!!
STA has the best groups of girls , they have two teams and will dominate everything. STA best in the state!!! Better than everybody!!!! Go STA!!!
COPA COPA COPA!!!! Great team , great club and fantastic program they are the best in central jersey and will be best of nation like the other older teams!!!! COPA copa copa!!!!'
Barons are the best! Nobody can deny that! Best club that is not ECNL , if you do not go to pda or match fit best is barons in the country!!!
Crush is coming back!!! World class has some fantastic players and it is in ECNL the best possible league!!! Tsf is getting stronger and will get more top players!!
Do not forget us! The wildcats / brick is the strongest team out there and our coach can fix everything with points. We proved it this past few months! Go cats!!!
10:52 thank you for starting this bs , we were having good conversation about HS and age rules but you have to step in with your hating comments and start problems . Idiot .
NOO! Freehold will be #1! Best players, best coach, best manager - the BEST
Didn't want anyone to forget how awesome GFA is for beating the Hawks B-team, I mean ECNL team by 6 goals. You remind us on the blog as soon as the final whistle blows. Just a reminder for the rest of us during the offseason who the best in the U.S. is.
7:23 why You cannot stop, i am not even involved with This team but really you are be coming annoying, is really impossible to have some decent conversation without you stepping in with your negativity? It is not even in the contest of the conversation, you really want to move the attention of the blog to attacking a team, it is so clear that really bothers me and I am sure some other parents over here. This is nothing the regular bashing ( that already is pretty disgusting) it is personal. Please keep your frustration out of here cause nobody really cares about it and is really offensive . You should be ashamed of yourself. I wish other people would tell you to stop . I am sure your intelligence level is really low so you will reply and keep doing what you are doing.
7:52 you are wrong , it was you the posted all that stuff to create problem. And they are not the best team but still your daughter was not good enough. Move on to your new great fantastic team. I am sure you are going to lead there soon when everybody realize what kind of person you are, now go back to your sad life lol
Pda is the best team nobody forget!!!
NJ ELITE with the new manager of the team and his fantastic daughter is the team to beat ! What a great summer they had, want everybody to remember the great games they played and total domination they showed!! Go Nj elite
No Stallions are the best, look at their results this summer ! Great team and getting stronger with new additions!!! Strongest NPL team
Sta has the best program best coaches, team to beat this coming season!!!
Do not forget COPA! Look at their record this summer!! Great team growing stronger and stronger!!! Copa copa copa!!!
Match fit: everybody goes there: one world: ECNL
Do not forget wildcats best strategy to get points! Great teams with new brick addition!! Brick only team in Nj that beat splash do not forget that!!!! Look at the records
Freehold!! Do not forget freehold!!! And crush with a great comeback !! And world class ECNL team!!!
The Brick girls that went to wildcats were the worst ones left of the bunch.
Fell better about yourself knocking some kids down, hope you spouse reads this to see what a prize they won.
I heard gfa is being taken over from dts?
Gfa is no longer. Refer to them by their new club name which is Princeton.
Even better do not talk about them , it is good you think they do not exist anymore , maybe you leave them alone.yes DTS took them now they are all Nj elite the greatest club and team in Nj .
I'm hearing a few clubs had to drop out of WAGS? Why sign up? It's HS season until the end of Nov. Many better college showcases out there.
IGFA should be ashamed for playing over 50 games in one year. Their girls will be hurt, tired, and sick of soccer by next year! Over-use injury will keep them from even playing past HS. I hope Princeton SA sets those coaches straight! Start saving your money for knee replacement surgery in ten years.
Add NJ Stallions and SJA to that list too
Add also NJ elite , StA, Copa , and most of the others.
This is my first time reading this blog and I can tell you it will be my last. The majority of you should be ashamed of yourselves for the crap you type. You are the type of people who have never played a sport in your life and now live through your daughters. The type of people who's lunch money was taken from them when you were kids and cried all the way home to mommy. The last ones picked in gym class and the first one hit with the dodge ball. Now you're on a blog talking tough but will never have the balls to confront the people you eagerly call out. Guess what, none of your girls will play on the national team and the majority won't even play D1. I suggest you soccer dads find something better to do than blog all day long. Here's one suggestion try paying more attention to your wives.
Hey gfa slick do you have your black jumpsuit ready for the fall season?
So 1:39I guess you TOOK the lunch money.....Must be so proud
A few clubs had to drop out of WAGS? Only 2 NJ teams show as entered. Wildcats and NJX. Both should drop out. It's HS season.
The wildcats should, in the wrong bracket, seeded too high. They will get exposed at that level.
Unfortunately my brilliant DOC/coach did not check with us tinder if we wanted to go to WAGS in the middle of HS season. Now my daughter has an issue that will hurt her playing time either way because we can't do both on the same weekend. Our HS coach is brand new and we have a roster close to 30 with only 18 dressing for each game. HS coach has put a lot of pressure on these girls and now we have pressure from DOC. Either way one of them will kill her playing time bit is not just my daughter we have several girls on the same HS team plus others have the same issue at their school. This is just great.
Plain and simple it's HS season until the middle or even for some the end of Nov. these coaches should know better. Especially DOC. Good luck!
If your daughter wants to play at the college level; HS soccer doesn't matter and, by extension, nor do the HS coaches care if they are standing in the way of a player's exposure at a tournament. DOC realizes the importance in player participation; but the HS teacher/coach doesn't recognize the club coach....it's kinda like being between 2 divorced parents. They both want you on their time and both are unwilling to recognize each other's time or needs.Always do what's best for your daughter; what does she want to do....HS soccer doesn't matter to college coaches and they are certainly not traveling to see a HS game.....they're not going to even send their ACs to a HS game....HS is for fun and for those players who may not want to play in college; but for players who want to play in college HS distracts your attention enough where your daughter can miss out on important tournaments....after all how many tournaments are there really for the next several years. Time is very precious.....don't let it be consumed by efforts that don't benefit your daughter
Whether or not you want to play collegiate soccer doesnt enter into thinking when it comes to wanting to represent your town/school
There are many college showcases and your kid is 14.. Plenty of time to be looked at. If your kid is so great the coaches will find them. Also these college coaches are not focusing on tournaments in the fall they are busy with there own team. Especially not looking at a 14 year old. Keep pressuring your kids and you will be sorry. Let them enjoy playing for there HS. All true academies are off in the fall.(until light training starts mid Oct..)
DOC should know better and wait till end of HS season.
DOC could care less. They have 20+ on roster. They will have enough to go.
hey gfa slick what happen this week?....LOL
Just plain Ole Slick will do. Too many teams for prefixes anymore, too hard to keep track of.
So how does your team look with the new birth year age groups? Are people looking at the older or younger teams to see where their kids might fit in? Which teams will look better or worse and at 01 or 00?
Some teams are going to be greatly effected by the new age groups but I think it will all balance itself out at the end!
It's high school soccer, Dad. Take a seat, shut your mouth and just let your daughter have fun out there.
NJX is no longer in WAGS.
That is old news!
How can Disney take the wildcats,but not copa?What a joke.....
is anyone talking about the new age rules and how most teams will be split up? Teams will now be birth year and no longer school year. What a mess
PDA Girls Revolution u15,Team is holding a Training Clinic,Sun 10/18 6:00-7:30Toms River HS East1225 Raider Way, Toms River, NJ 08753For more information email email@example.com
Is this a new team? What positions are open? I assume this is Brick team mostly
Is that TRIC?
no, not tric, I believe newly forming team for PDA Shore, Brick Fury and others mixed in. I guess I will email the email on file.
1147 Lots of people with heads in the sand. Most higher level teams will be shaken up. All ECNL teams will be
Only one team putting over worked players at risk this weekend at WAGS. It is obvious that they don't care about the players, they have been training or playing games just about everyday since the beginning of August. I'm surprised that these parents are allowing this, but they already are having their pockets fleeced by that organization. But with 24 or 25 on the roster, players that normally would not get a start or much playing time are more than likely the ones making the trip to play this weekend. I hope none of the players get hurt. Hope you represent NJ well.
PDA Girls Revolution u15,Team is holding an Open Training Clinic,Sun 10/18 6:00-7:30Toms River HS East1225 Raider Way, Toms River, NJ 08753For more information firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.comThis is a Team that was formed at the end of last season from Monmouth and Ocean teams. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Did you mean to state, this team was formed the end of last season and is composed of players from Monmouth & Ocean counties. Since it is a newly formed team all of the players were on other teams last season.
And Who cares? And why so much advertisement? Desperate already?
How bad is high school soccer can't wait till this crap is over
To 11:24 Yes,Thank you
Looks like the Wildcats will be home for dinner as they make a quick exit out of WAGS. Their DOCs strategy to steal the brick ranking through creative paperwork last year may have fooled some tournaments but their poor play will not fool anyone. Let the rapid decline begin as they start to lose all of the ranking points that brick EARNED last year. They will be down to 10th in the state in a few days and that will continue in the spring.
No real surprise the wildcats finished at the bottom of their bracket.
But they still made into the top showcases this fall
Wildcats only made it because they cheated. When brick team ended the wildcats regarded all their players into the brick roster and had all the parents sign the paperwork for a new player pass as a member of brick. Then they played a few summer tournaments under the brick name in wildcat uniforms coached by the wildcat DOC. Then they transferred the entire brick roster back to the wildcats so the brick points and ranking would follow them. Because only 4 brick players joined the wildcats they could not transfer the points under got soccer rules. So if they did not cheat the wildcats would have been shout out of many of the top tournaments due to their low ranking.
Worry about your own team and child.
Looks like the WC's played competitive ecnl and npl teams. Healthy competition. Only the outsiders or disgruntled complain
Wildcats will continue to fall. Not a good showing but the parents seem to have no problem paying for everything including JH hotel. Only to go a finish last in their bracket. But hey, they will all get full rides, at least that is what their DOC, What a crock of you know what, those players should have rested over the weekend to play tournaments later in the fall. That club put business over the players safety. I hope none of the players were injured over the weekend.
Wasn't our regular goalie
7:38. Your a misinformed, disgruntled loser.
12:41 - it shows what a pompous idiot you are. He is the father of other children (or don't you know that either) and he was coaching one of his other daughters in a tournament down in Hammonton. People should stop using this blog for their personal vendettas against someone, whether it's a coach or, and it's been done, the girls who play the game. Maybe you should put down the rocks in your hand before you start throwing them in your glass house.
Who Cares? that team will continue to fall in rankings, due to their points in GS they will be placed into brackets where they may be able to compete and really can't win. Eventually, they will fall to a level that is correct for the team. the good news for the players is that they will play against some very strong teams and that will make them better. I would venture a guess that the better players from the old Brick Fury team have left for other teams and not joined this merger. I know a couple went to PDA Splash, and PDA Shore. It's a shame in the end, that Brick team was a very nice team with several good players. Good luck to all of them now and in the future.
oh yay. girls with footskills, taking on the whole team because they get past one girl and then hold on to the ball until they get swamped and swallowed by the whole opposing team.Here's something you hear at ever high level game, camp, scrimmage, training session. Link up and play simple...Improve soccer IQ above flare.
skills and Iq. can't beat it.
Just goes to show you...nobody knows who you are talking about...and one more thing.Nobody Cares!! Unless your her dad, who keeps up with the U15/16 national team?
When you know the kids because your kid has played together and attended various camps and ID things together, it is natural to support their successes. Rec parents and town travel wont understand that I suppose...
Of course you don't know her anymore because she now plays up 2 age groups on an ECNL team. Some of us remember a couple of years ago when she dominated this age group.
Why then are you wasting your time reading and commenting on a mere girls soccer forum? This started when someone gave her a friendly shout out. There is inherently something wrong with people who find it necessary to write in all caps, translation: written shouting, much less in response to a kid's success.
She is the best talent ever produced in the state of New Jersey . Best of the best. National team is hers already.And now pda will be unbeatable with her
WOW I BET SHE IS THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER ALSO....LOL....TO BAD NO ONES KNOWS WHO YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT....GET A LIFE....
wildcats could beat pda
Wildcats can't beat NJCSA!!!!! : b
The best HS player plays for Colts Neck.
She is not the best player. She is okay. Her parents are destroying her development and her social emotional capacity. As you can read she is one here glorifying herself because she has learned how to do it from what is modeled at home.
She doesn't play in this age group. Jack a$$
5:21PM - come on, she's not "okay", she is an outstanding player. I don't know her parents well, but I know about them since they live in the town next, no horror stories. Both parents were athletes and they have put her in a position to show well.Regardless of what happens to her, she's a candidate for player of the year (she was Shore player of the year), she's a 5-star recruit, plays for the U17 WNT, yada yada. Hardly an "okay" player.
Does anyone know anything about PDA shore revolution team .... Will that team be a NPL team at u15 .
There's a few crazy ex nj force parents who control everything and cause lots of trouble. So, I'd stay away from them.
There are much better options than that team, if you want to play for PDA travel to Zerypth and play for the top team. If you cant make that team, then play for a local team that plays in some very good tourneys at higher levels. Stay away from the NJCSA and Wildcats. Freehold, TRIC, Jackson, NJX, Wall are town options - all are good teams.
The new pda shore team is made up of Brick players also. It will be a very good team, not sure about npl. Also of course NJ Force players. Wall, Freehold, TRIC, all good teams, local, not expensive. NJCSA and Wildcats are usually good though, just much drama.
Nj elite is the best right now in Nj
Right Now?...as in right now because no other clubs are playing?
All these teams will look different with the new age groups next year. Some might not even stay together.
How does the age change issue impact town teams? Right now there are many girls playing up an age bracket or who are in 9th grade but due to their birthday falling later in the year they had to play down. Won't most existing team players be grandfathered in?
No grandfathering. Also don't bet that some of the younger players don't abandon ship and try their luck at a higher level or ECNL team since they will have a decided advantage. Now being older, playing another year, and playing against tougher competition makes them more All kids of maneuvering will happen over the winter when kids try new teams at winter training sessions. The top teams will probably invite kids to open house-like trainng sessions to see if they can draw some new players during this shift. likely to make a top team now. Lots of shuffling at all levels. Batten down the hatches near tryout time. Few teams will look the same next fall.
Hey slick how many girls did you lose after the spring season?Now I here you lost some to injury from H.S.
I heard your girl is a no show at watchung too... Don't worry with every loss there is a gain.
Nj elite best team? Not for newss apparently.
slick,do you have a enough to field a team?i am sure you will pick up some new studs...lol....word out about you and the rest of the NICE parents
All this age thing will start only next August right?
Yes will start August 2016. All competitions will be based on the calendar year cut offs. That doesn't mean that some ( believe only a few) teams may not choose to stay together and play at the oldest players birth year. Most of the teams from at least medium sized clubs with teams at every age group will simply reshuffle. Some clubs will lose players especially those born in the first half of the year that maight try to make a more competitive team. Some might lose players at the end of the year because a team heavy on younger players decides to recruit a few early year players and play at the younger birth year. Only thing for certain is most teams won't look like they did last year and current rankings will need to be tossed out the window.
i think most teams will stay same and have the girls play up (after all they were going to play up if the rules didn't change)
Some might but most I doubt. The ECNL teams, NPL teams and R1PL will definitely reshuffle. Town travel might stay the same and drop down a competition level.
I've spoken with a number of parents and it seems like the parents of the older kids favor the team to sticking together (reasonable). The parents of the younger kids (now oldest) seem to favor playing age appropriate. Rule of thumb I've always heard and stick to is if your kid can play up and be in the top 3-5 on the team then go for it. If you kid is not, then play age appropriate. Obviously lots of factors, most important of which is what your child wants to do. I think there is a lot more to be gained by being a leader/top player age appropriate then middle of the pack or below playing up. And when your child is playing up, consider there will be a bunch coming back so if your child is 9-11 on current depth chart, she could be bench after realignment. Just some thoughts.
My prediction is there is mostly a reshuffling. Is the DOC going to tell a 2001 who is 12th on the depth chart and coming off the bench, that she has to play for the 2000 team? If he does, do the kid and parents who want to see her starting and having more of an impact then shop for a different 2001 opportunity? Do they try to play up a level now that she will be an older and more experienced? Is there a big showing at the 01 ECNL tryouts? Same with the 2000. What if a kid who has been a starter on a 00/01 team looks to the older team and thinks, hey I am not sure I am starting with these kids? Does she look for another team where she can keep her relative rank?Does a 00 ECNL player decline a 00 NPL spot because her club is heavy with 99/00 00s and look to an independent NPL club team?
I agree, If the kid could this year they would already be "playing up", wouldn't they? Also just because a player is 9-11 this year doesn't mean they will be next year. They could be 15 or they might be 6 or higher. Believe in the kid and let them go for it, What happens happens. The last thing they want is their parent moving them because they don't believe in them.
schedules are out for the Bethesda Tourney.Was very surprised that NJX is in the group above Freehold and NJ Wildcats (Brick( Fury. NJX will be lucky to score a goal, the way they ended the season last year showed they are way above their heads and should not be seeded at this level. NJW and Freehold could fair well. Fury has to prove something, they are just an average team at best. Freehold has always been a consistent team, school soccer may have had a toll on some of the players but of the three, this team will/should represent NJ well. Don't know if they lost players, but that could be a factor as well.Real NJ and SJEB should represent NJ well in this tourney.
WOW - TRIC playing is 3 tournaments in 3 weekends coming off a school season. Way to watch out for the health of your players!!!! That is just crazy...........
12:41Generally statements like "Team X will be lucky to score a goal" are proven false.Yours may stay along that line.RESPECT opposing clubs.
Your right. Should have said, NJX didn't perform that well in the spring season, don't know the reasons, but if they continue to play at the same level, they probably can expect the same results when playing at a higher level. Will they score goals, more than likely, but they have a lot to prove. Don't believe that they are a better team than the NJW Fury or Freehold. Doesn't the NJW team have a few of the NJX former players? aren't they very good players?
Maybe they have a good number of lacrosse playersMaybe there were injuries..Just relax - no need to project doom for a competing club. Have some class.
Hey slick what up?another one jumping ship?what are you down to 12 or 13?
Who is slick? And Who cares? Will be interesting to see how NJ teams will perform in upcoming Nov and Dec tournaments. I read above chain that there is a team playing in 3 tournaments in 3 weeks, that seems like overkill, are they trying to chase got soccer points? I see no other reason, wouldn't want my daughter playing that many games over 3 week span, hopeful that no players get injured from this decision. Hope that all represent the talent that exists here in NJ, however, many of these players may be exhausted from playing just about every day since early August. From all indications many teams have smaller rosters going into the season, with the exception of the NJW and a couple of others. So players will need to stay healthy! Teams have new coaches and may play different styles should be interesting. I have heard that Freehold and NJX have gone to full time paid coaches, but one has coached/trained many players since u8 and may just be a conduit of a former coach. Either way new voices can often produce positive results for teams. Anyway, good luck to all teams playing in NOV - Dec , hope you play well and all the players stay healthy!
1040 you are slick and your 15 mins are over...lol...your bet players are gone.....
Great question 10:40. Who is Slick?? And what is your fascination with that person? I see 9:43 as the guy in High School that had a big mouth until someone shut it for him. Let it go!! It's OK...you can move on and grow from it.
Who cares if WC got former NJX players.. Move on that's a year old now.. We still continue to comment... I guess a roster of 22 is nerve racking. Good Luck to all teams..
What players left? I believe we are still the top team in the state! Move to Princeton will only help our team, only team that can challenge maybe PDA
Usual troll just to create trouble. Now you will answer your own post and start additional problems. Just go away for good and let all these girls alone
Hey. 9:43 post -You seem to have made the wrong decision for your daughter. Why would you even care about her old team? I guess you continue to ruin her soccer experience. What a jerk
Just look at the bracket for CASL that speaks volumes.
How is Bethesda tournament looking? I am curious to see how the top New Jersey teams will do. By the way NJX is much stronger than last season . Same for barons.NJ elite and stallions are also getting stronger. We will have lots of great team in our state and we should all be proud and positive .10.04 no need for people like u.
NJ X stronger????? They lost their best players over a year ago. Must be LC with that post. Their kick and run style will not bode well for them
US Club waffling on birth year mandates. Can hs graduation year mandates be far behind?
The sad thing is that WC is not doing much better.. I hear they don't have their goalie. I guess that will be there excuse for losing the 2 tournaments.
Can't win if you can't score. That's right can't score without their goaile. I guess this proves she carries the team.
WC's GK is injured.
Princeton/Gfa ... Whoever slick is the team will be losing starters in the summer ... 3 girls will be leaving that's a fact ... Girls coming to team aren't as good as girls leaving .
With over 22 players why doesn't WC team have a back up goalie? I'm sure they can find a guest goalie for tourneys
Why would any player leave Princeton ? I don't think you have your facts right , SLICK
Slick,you are so easy...lol...keep talking to your self on here...its great..,Dont forget to iron your black jumpsuit,it makes you look slim
Bethesa Predictions? See below just for amusement purposes onlyTop Group -- PA Classic vs Premier in Final Premier Takes it in close game2nd Group -- Mclean vs NCSV NCSV takes the final3rd Group -- EUSA vs Freehold Freehold takes final 4th Group -- HMMS vs SAC HMMS takes final 5th Group -- Bethesda vs Sauderton Saudertown takes the final 6th Group -- Pittsburgh vs FC Virginia Pittsburg takes the final
Hey 11:38. Where do you get your information? If you are worrying about what girls are moving to which teams 8 months from now...you need to find another hobby. The fact that you worry about this is truly disturbing. Get a grip!!
Well said!!! that person is a troll
You must be from the team or NJX to post that info, that is a team decision, the rest of us don't care.
12 years old girls , I thought we were on the u15 blog no? Nobody cares about your anger and you comments , keep it to yourself. Same as for the other comment about captain for WC. Just stop with these nasty comments aimed to hurt 14 years old girls. You should all find some hobby to relax and focus on your own daughter and family and enjoy the sport instead of constantly bring negativity to whoever you hate. Nobody cares. We all do what we want with our daughters , so if you do not like something there are many options , chose what is best for you and focus on that. HS is over and the first comments are always the same as last season . Always the same troll . Just go away.
Totally agree 5:15.
Team business, you do not know the reasons or the facts so respect other teams decision. Unless you are the parent of that girl that lost the captain role. Then you are upset and if you think is a disgrace ( using your word) you should leave. Otherwise nobody else really cares
"Team" business? A new girl comes to the team, gets made a captain over all the other girls that have been there a long time, and that's simply "business"? I know coach daddy thinks she's Alex Morgan, but, reality is quite the contrary. And believe me, plenty of people care. try teaching children how to earn things.
again if it bothers you and you are part of that team then you have all the right to complain to the coaches and then make your decision. if you are not part of the team it is difficult to make a comment on something you do not really know. honestly i do not think people from other teams really care about who is the captain of WC.
Why does everyone try on pile on? The players can always find a new place to play.On a lighter note -How will the NJ teams fare this weekend in the Bethesda Tourney? Any opinions? thoughts? Curious on changes to out of state teams.Also - Brackets are out for the NEWSS Tournament - Any opinions or thoughts?
Top bracket A group much stronger than B.
Link to NEWSS tournament brackets G15:http://www.gotsport.com/asp/directors/tournament/vieweventteamscleanb.asp?EventID=46176&Group=Girls_15
Brackets are not final yet. Stallions and NJ Crush have already flip flop places.Winner will still come out of the A bracket though. Very Strong.
@2:06 are you serious writing that , could this be a brick guy are the doc of gfa/Princeton/tsf/ whatever the flavor of the month is both of you men are slime . I have a daughter on WC and we are all well aware of both of you liars.
2:06 is just a bitter parent . There are two or three here that are writing constantly on the blog with clear intention to damage specific people and clubs. They do not know any fact but like to come in and talk trash waiting for a reaction. If there is no answers they write back to their comments pretending to be somebody else's . Miserable people living a miserable life
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