Yes - GFA is in the top bracket @ Jeff Cup and they deserve it
Be careful what you wish for.
As an athlete you always want to play the best teams no matter what the turnout is. I rather lose to a great team than beat an ok team. Unlike you.
Just don't brag, lose 3 games and make excuses
you need to get a life, we are talking about 15 year old girls. let them enjoy and compete. againg get a life and worry about your own team in light blue
and your child plays u14 go to that blog and bother those folks
official jeff cup brackets are out, would like to say hello to:Jan15 4:06 pmjan 15 4:58 pmjan 15 7:20amJan 16 9:25 pmhope you have a good day.
jan 15 406pmjan 15 458pmjan 15 720amjan 16 925pmWon't hear from him again
@2:40 coach from igfa stay off the blog and worry about the rest of your ctappy teams.Please list your other teams accomplishments or showcases for those kids.You my friend are a fraud shame on you hope the other teams parents wake up.
@3:34 again go back and bother the folks from the u14 blog. thats your agre group (light blue)
340 Spot on mate ask him what happened at tsf or what will happen at psa or what happen to the 40 pkus girls and trainers that quit.Stay off the blog coach
With the age group change my daughter was born in 00 and is in 9th grade. If she has to move up to U17 in the fall as a sophomore and then U18 as a junior than does that mean she ages out and won't be able to play travel soccer as a senior in high school? (other than in some adult league?)Or will she get 2 years on a U18 team? Does that sound right? So this really applies to any age going forward.Thanks!
Some of you are nothing more than whiny little bitches! I hope your daughters take after your spouses!
Much bitterness here on this blog. Would you all believe we have much in common: we all have teenage daughters that love soccer and most likely we also love the pitch. Perhaps a face to face meeting would be good for the two to three people facing off on this blog. I will gladly facilitate this meeting and be there to referee it.
9:52 where you daughter plays? it seems she is not even a u15 player. If that is the case why you are here. we do not really care about last year u15 or u11 or u16.there are other blogs where you can go and have fun. WE DO NOT CARE. just go away. so boring already.the only face to face you need is with your therapist
IGFA old u15 were never a match... Lol they left because most were not commited... 4-5 girls at practice. There was never a complete a team. They left and still show the same commitment elsewhere. Violin, Piano, basketball, prom Bar mitzvah.... bla bla bla. It's easier to blame the coach but how many of those parents spoke to each other about increasing the numbers at practice?
Why don't the 2 or 3 people arguing on this blog not meet up and duke it out! Wait I just remembered, both sides are whiny bitches! Real tough talk on a blog but when you see each other it's a love fest!So much jealousy towards IGFA yet the families that left that club still wish their daughters were still playing for them.
@7:44 I would love to meet you at the blue oyster or a men's rest room love your energy.You sound like a gfa parent or coach let's hook up and see what we each got.
@10:02 I see now why they call you slick!
So boring. Go away please ! Such a pain in the ass. WE DO NOT CARE! Go enjoy your daughter , wherever she plays . If you are happy great , look at her future. If you are upset and bitter is because you wish something that you do not get anymore , maybe your daughter was not good enough to be able to satisfy your ego and you need to blame somebody else. We got all of this , thank you for sharing your mental issues , your style of play opinions , your personal likes and dislikes, your negative advertising. I hope you are satisfy with the results . Now please for the love of God , go away .
I love internet tough guys!! All the same!! The same guys that got beat up in high school and never felt adequate in the sack!! So they live through their kids success!! Kind of sad if you ask me!! What a punk!!
@ 1:40 and 5:28 please igfa coach get a life put your phone down. Go bake a cake / I'm sorry or a pizza and picture or dream of any of your girls wearing Carolina blue!!!!!!!Hater number #1 you are .P.s. kickball northeast finals are in las vegas next month champ.
And your teams will never beat IGfA ... Name the last in nj to do so
IGFA impact players are 2001 or 2000? I keep reading posts about how great this team is and how they are Jefferson F1 even though the twitter post did not mention them - but no info in regards to my question? Will the core of this team be U16 or U17 next season?I'm happy for the girls that they are winning - But isn't it about the players now? They are Freshman and have started reaching out to schools - does it really matter what flight you play in or is it more important for the coaches to see you play with your team and showcase your skills to see if the player is a fit? An athlete will look like an athlete regardless of the flight. How are technically? or tactically? Are they a leader or are they for self?What events had good turnouts when it came to coaches for your games? Were some better than others?
pda splash impact players are 2001-or 2000? i keep reading posts about how great this team is and how they are Jefferson F1-but not if in regards to my question? will the core of this team be U16 or U17 next season?I am happy for the girls that they are winning-But isn't it about the players now?They are freshman and have started reaching out to schools-does it really matter what flight you play in or is it more important for the coaches to see you play with your team and showcase your skills to see if the player is a fit?an athlete will look like an athlete regardless of the flight.how are technically? or tactically? are they leader or are they for self?what events had good turnouts when it came to coaches for your gams? were some better than others?
STA impact players are 2001 or 2000?will the core of this team be u16 or u17 next season?how are they technically?or tactically?what events had good turnouts when it came to coaches for your games?were some better than others?not infos regards my questions.
world class- wildcats-match fit-stallions-sjeb-and the other 1000 plus teams impact players are 2001 or 2000?will the core of these teams be u16 or u17 next season?isn't about the player now?how are technically?or tactically?are they leader or are they for self?what events had good turnouts when it came to coaches for your gams? were some better than others?
tsf-nj crush impact players are 2001 or 2000? will the core of these teams be u16 or u17 next season?how are technically? and tactically?are they leader or are they for self?what events had good turnouts when it came to coaches for your games?were some better than others?
PDA Splash 2001s will merge with PDA Storm 2001sPDA Splash 2000s will merge with PDA Gunner 2000s.STA 2001s from the U14 #62 team merge with STA 2001 from the U15 #25 team.Wildcat 2001s from NPL & Galaxy U14 teams merge with Fury 2001sFury 2000s merge with Troutman 2000sStallion 2000s going to be good when Freedom & Stampede merge 2001s will struggle.Now your turn - or you going to try an spin a little more.Can IGFA hang with any of these teams? The question is what do the players do? If they merge IGFA U14 not very strong which leaves them playing U17 next year. Do the players stay or do they find better options? If they are technical and are tactical they have nothing to worry about regardless.
2016 Region I Champions League Girls U15 Elite RedCENTURY V GOLD (PAW)FC VIRGINIA UNITED ELITE 00 (VA)PREMIER STRIKERS (MD)BEADLING SC ELITE (PAW)CYA SOCCER SANTOS (VA)LOUDOUN SOCCER '00 RED (VA)ROCHESTER RHINOS ELITE 00/01 (NYW)FURY ATHLETICA (WV) Elite Blue HBC IMPACT 00 (NYE)1776 UNITED FC 00-01 GIRLS (PAE)LOWER MERION SC STORM (PAE)SOUTH SHORE SELECT U15 ELITE (MA)NORDIC SC 15 PREMIER GIRLS (VT)GREATER BINGHAMTON UNITED FC SELECT RILEY (NYW)NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FREEDOM NPL (NJ)ROCHESTER FUTBOL GU15 (NYW)--------------------------------------------- Premier Red BRYC 00 ELITE (VA)EUSA EMPIRE UNITED BUFFALO (NYW)PA CREW SA 00/01 (PAW)NVSC JR. MAJESTICS '00 (VA)MCLEAN UNITED GREEN (VA)BETHESDA SC CHARGE 00 (MD)MONTGOMERY SC LIGHTNING (MD)NORTHERN STEEL REVOLUTION (PAW) Premier Blue CONNECTICUT FOOTBALL CHELSEA PIERS (CT)RAMS FC UNITED (RI)NEW ENGLAND RUSH G00-01 (MA)MERRICK PAL STORM (NYE)LIVERPOOL FSC 2000 G REDS (MA)DMS SOCCER GU15 ACADEMY (NYW)WNY FLASH ACADEMY GIRLS 00/01 (NYW) Premier White SAC SHOWCASE PREMIER (MD)PRINCETON SA IGFA 00-01 NPL (NJ)HMMS EAGLE FC '00 THUNDER (PAE)SJA FC CHELSEA (NJ)ARSENAL FC OF PA GOLD FURY (PAW)PWSI COURAGE 00G RED (VA)LEE MOUNT VERNON SC PATRIOTS 00 RED (VA)SYC LIONS BLACK (VA)
2015-16 National League U15 Girls**The top two teams from each division (Blue and Red) advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships**The top two teams from each age group division also secure a spot to return to National League play the following season1 more event remains - Las Vegas, NVBluePTs (GP) 21 (7) (MI) Midwest United FC 01 Royal12 (7) (OK) OFC 01 Phillips7 (4) (OH-S) CUP Gold 00/017 (7) (TX-N) Dallas Kicks SC 015(4) (NY-E) HBC Impact 004 (4) (NY-W) Greater Binghamton United FC4 (7) (IL) FC United Select 1 00/010 (4) (CA-S) Beach AcademyRedPTs (GP)14 (7) (FL) Sunrise Sting 00/0113 (7) (IL) Campton United Navy10 (7) (NC) 00 TFCA Alliance7 (4) (CA-S) Legends FC 007 (4) (IN) FC Pride 01 Elite4 (4) (PA-W) Century V Gold4 (7) (MA) South Shore Select Elite3 (4) (WA) FCSC Nemesis 00 Ellertson
In terms of college coaches PDA will always have a big draw.They are a well established successful club. Cant argue that. As a 2001 there is the advantage of having a couple of high profile players on that team who will draw in coaches the downside is they will overshadow other players Beyond PDA college coaches will contact top teams to ask for recommendations. On ALL teams even PDA the players need to contact college coaches at the schools they are interested in so the teams with the biggest turnout of coaches can vary based on which schools are being contacted by the players nothing more. These coaches will watch players that contacted them or were recommended so unless another player is a standout they may not even notice them.
7:11 thank you!!!!I thought that as well, and I guess my kid needs to make her list of schools- what she wants to do + soccer program. Do you think the start of next season is right time to start or is it to late?Should it be this Spring even though your kid will change teams in the Fall and have a different coach.
Sorry the thank you is for 12:51 not 7:11
I think making a list and reaching out now is key. Those we reached out to so far have checked in to watch my daughter play. They also took note on other girls too. These coaches want to see our girls at Id camps after coming to watch them play. The next step is to decide which schools to visit based on major and proximity.
Thanks 2:17 - we plan on following the same example. We obviously have plenty of time that's why this fall is very important. being in the right place is key.We have all of HS for our kids to land the program they want. To your point if the coaches come and watch and don't speak to the coach and tell him/her they are interested is that a bad thing? Sine they can't talk to our kids directly.In regards to Showcase events are subs made at the half and do kids play at the minimum 50% of the game? I know the game is played to win, but i would imagine showcase events are more for the players, is this true? or from your experience do teams still play the same way no regards to subs and just play to win? I guess my question is do starters play a half and then sit the other half unless of course the team doesn't have a#2 for that position
2:29 Thanks for the question -no not a freshman yet will be in the fall. Just trying to do my part for her besides driving. Just want her to be in the right place.Just a quick fyi - I'm a results nut - I like to follow all the main leagues, ECNL, National League, Region1 and NPL and Girls DA when ever it's announced. This is just as a fan not as a parent. As a parent I want her in a place that she can show her speed and technical abilities. Her current team isn't very tactical but I would imagine that comes as they get older, she can use some help here. So when you see league results - that's the fan in me (see previous posts today on region1 and national league ECNL to follow shortly - I also posted some NPL stuff early this fall).I love pro/rel and leagues that crown a National Champion.Not sure about you guys but i am waiting for this Girls DA announcement - this will be huge I think and it will shake up some things in a major way ODP becomes B level officially to DA - I think most of the ECNL clubs plus some of the Boy DA Clubs that have strong girl programs get the nod. Some tough choices for some.
U15 ECNL Champions League Qualification01. FC Stars of Massachusetts ECNL U15 (*****)02. PDA ECNL U15 (*****)03. FC Portland ECNL U1504. Slammers FC ECNL U1505. Solar Chelsea Soccer Club ECNL U1506. San Diego Surf ECNL U1507. Concorde Fire ECNL U1508. GSA ECNL U1509. Ohio Premier ECNL U1510. FC Dallas ECNL U1511. Eclipse Select Soccer Club ECNL U1512. FC Boston Scorpions ECNL U15 (******)13. Bethesda SC ECNL U15 (*****)14. Dallas Sting ECNL U1515. Real So Cal ECNL U1516. CASL ECNL U15 17. Vardar ECNL U1518. Mustang SC ECNL U1519. FC Bucks ECNL U15 (*****)20. Tophat Soccer Club ECNL U1521. Colorado Rush ECNL U1522. FC Virginia ECNL U15 (*****)23. Penn Fusion SA ECNL U15 (*****)24. West Coast FC ECNL U1525. Michigan Hawks ECNL U1526. Dallas Texans ECNL U1527. Jacksonville FC ECNL U1528. Sporting Blue Valley ECNL U1529. SLSG - MO ECNL U1530. So Cal Blues SC ECNL U1531. San Juan Soccer Club ECNL U1532. De Anza Force ECNL U15(*****) = Region1
Eastern Development Program - NPL DivisionNorthALLEYCATS OCICATS 00/01 - NPLJERSEY UNITED SOCCER SPARTANS 00/01G ASLNJ WILDCATS FURY NJCSA IMPERIALS TSF ACADEMY 00/01G SouthFC COPA ACADEMY G00 NPL ROMALEHIGH VALLEY UNITED LVU 00 GIRLS MARYLAND RUSH RUSH 00G NPL NEW JERSEY RUSH 00 GIRLS NPL SJEB '00G NPL ---------------------------------------NPL Northeast GirlsPts (GP)9 (3) PDA South 00 NPL7 (4) PDA North 00 NPL 7 (3) Continental FC 00 NPL6 (2) Connecticut FC 00 NPL 6 (4) Penn Fusion SA 00 NPL4 (3) FC Stars of Mass 00 NPL 4 (3) East Meadow SC 00 NPL3 (4) FC Bucks 00 NPL3 (2) FSA FC 00 NPL 2 (3) Albertson SC 00 NPL2 (3) World Class FC 00 NPL 1 (3) FC Boston 00 NPL 1 (3) Match Fit Academy 00 NPL ----------------------------------------NYCSL NPL10 (4) Princeton SA NPL-009 (4) NJ Stallions Academy NPL-009 (4) Manhattan Soccer Club NPL-008 (4) Intense Soccer Academy NPL-006 (3) STA NPL-006 (3) Quickstrike FC NPL-004 (2) New York Soccer Club NPL-001 (4) New York Rush NPL-001 (4) NJ Crush FC NPL-000 (2) Massapequa Soccer Club NPL-000 (2) Brentwood Youth Soccer Club NPL-000 (2) Match Fit Academy NPL-00lot's of great teams an options to participate in a national title chase.Plus all the great showcase options for our kids
Thank god you posted those list of teams. Now I can sleep tonight.
Thank you, actually the point that our daughters could participate in all of these things is pretty cool. Thanks for taking the time and post all.
9:10 Good Morning, Yeah my bad for not listing teams from EDP, JAGS, PAGS, LIJSL, NYPL, WAGS, CCL & NEP to name a few. Then you really could have gone to sleep. Must really bother you alot, Sorry but leagues that have a National title are more fun, I will Post ECNL, National League, RCL & NPL results from PA, NY & NJ if we have posters from VA & NE I will also post NE & VA NPL results to try and make this board a one stop shop for your scores. Andto make your days complete I will also post top 3 flights from majors.
PA, NY & NJ teams @ 2016 Jefferson Cup Girls Showcase U15.From their website:F1 ChampionshipHBC IMPACT 00 (NYE)PRINCETON SA IGFA 00-01 NPL (NJ)PA CLASSICS ACADEMY '00 (PAE)PDA SPLASH U15 ECNL (NJ)F2 Elite OrangeNEW YORK SC G00 (NYE)SJEB '00G NPL (NJ)ALBERTSON FURY U15 ECNL (NYE)NJ STALLIONS FREEDOM NPL (NJ)F3 Elite BlackCOMMACK SC ACADEMY 2000 GOLD (NYE)FC BUCKS PRIDE ECNL (PAE)F4 Superior OrangeLOWER MERION SC STORM (PAE)STA MORRIS UNITED NPL 00 (NJ)MANHATTAN SC CREW (NYE)REAL NJSC GALAXY (NJ)F5 Superior BlackQUICKSTRIKE FC ELITE NPL 01 (NYE)PDA HORNETS (NJ)F6 Superior WhiteLEHIGH VALLEY UNITED 00 GIRLS (PAE)RAGE SC '00 ATHLETICA (PAE)F7 Platinum OrangeBRICK TOWNSHIP SA FURY (NJ)ISA MIA 00 NPL (NYE)PDA MADRID (NJ)F8 Platinum BlackFC COPA ACADEMY G00 NPL (NJ)1776 UNITED FC 00-01 GIRLS (PAE)CONTINENTAL FC PREMIER '00 NPL (PAE)WATCHUNG HILLS NJ ELITE FLAMES (NJ)F9 Platinum WhiteTSF ACADEMY 00/01G (NJ)WORLD CLASS FC '00 STYLES (NYE)F10 Classic OrangeFREEHOLD SL UNITED (NJ)MASSAPEQUA NPL '00 COSMOS (NYE)HMMS EAGLE FC '00 THUNDER (PAE)PDA SHORE REVOLUTION (NJ)F11 Classic BlackPENN FUSION SA '00G NPL (PAE)EAST MEADOW NPL SMITHTOWN CRIMSON TIDE (NYE)F12 Classic WhiteNEW JERSEY RUSH 00 NPL (NJ)HOLMDEL F.C. NJX CREW (NJ)F13 PremierHULMEVILLE SC HSC GALAXY (PAE)SJA FC CHELSEA (NJ)NJCSA IMPERIALS (NJ)FC BUCKS RAGE NPL (PAE)ALBERTSON FURY U15 NPL (NYE)
Thank you for another meaningless list of teams and an incomplete one at that. All of this information is easily available on line for anyone who wants to see it. If you can't find it there is new invention called the Internet and Google.
11:50 it's a much more interesting read than listening to you anonymously attack a coach and his team. Keep talking 7:14 and maybe this blog can go back to discussing soccer
Hey admin why was the last comment removed? It was a quote from topdrawer that showed NWSL Draft stats? Please don't say you thought I dropped some random name? She's on the USWNT. OMG
2016 Region I Champions League Girls U15Elite RedCENTURY V GOLD (PAW)FC VIRGINIA UNITED ELITE 00 (VA)PREMIER STRIKERS (MD)BEADLING SC ELITE (PAW)CYA SOCCER SANTOS (VA)LOUDOUN SOCCER '00 RED (VA)ROCHESTER RHINOS ELITE 00/01 (NYW)FURY ATHLETICA (WV)Elite Blue HBC IMPACT 00 (NYE)1776 UNITED FC 00-01 GIRLS (PAE)LOWER MERION SC STORM (PAE)SOUTH SHORE SELECT U15 ELITE (MA)NORDIC SC 15 PREMIER GIRLS (VT)GREATER BINGHAMTON UNITED FC SELECT RILEY (NYW)NJ STALLIONS ACADEMY FREEDOM NPL (NJ)ROCHESTER FUTBOL GU15 (NYW)--------------------------------------------- Premier Red BRYC 00 ELITE (VA)EUSA EMPIRE UNITED BUFFALO (NYW)PA CREW SA 00/01 (PAW)NVSC JR. MAJESTICS '00 (VA)MCLEAN UNITED GREEN (VA)BETHESDA SC CHARGE 00 (MD)MONTGOMERY SC LIGHTNING (MD)NORTHERN STEEL REVOLUTION (PAW)Premier Blue CONNECTICUT FOOTBALL CHELSEA PIERS (CT)RAMS FC UNITED (RI)NEW ENGLAND RUSH G00-01 (MA)MERRICK PAL STORM (NYE)LIVERPOOL FSC 2000 G REDS (MA)DMS SOCCER GU15 ACADEMY (NYW)WNY FLASH ACADEMY GIRLS 00/01 (NYW)Premier White SAC SHOWCASE PREMIER (MD)PRINCETON SA IGFA 00-01 NPL (NJ)HMMS EAGLE FC '00 THUNDER (PAE)SJA FC CHELSEA (NJ)ARSENAL FC OF PA GOLD FURY (PAW)PWSI COURAGE 00G RED (VA)LEE MOUNT VERNON SC PATRIOTS 00 RED (VA)SYC LIONS BLACK (VA)
How come gfa only premier?
906Have you seen there last 10 games?can you say kick and run,cmon coach give them what they pay for!!!
If you have seen their last 10 games then I really hope you are a parent on that team but it doesnt seem like it.906 I believe it is their first year in, therefore they start in the lower division
Ignore...let's try to keep this blog informative!Question for those who know about the college process.Are you familiar with Captain U? Is it helpful connecting with college coaches? Worth paying for? Any insight would be appreciated!
I've been told that Captain U is not worth it. College coaches can tell that the emails they are getting are coming out of that system and aren't necessarily coming directly from the player. It comes across more like a blast to a bunch of coaches which the coaches tend to ignore.
Princeton is in premier in champions league because it is heir first year in that event so you have to earn your way to the top.
Brick Fury is still around? I see them listed above?
BRYC not brick
Check out this article. Looks like USSF is about to shake things up some more in 2017. What does this mean for the mighty ecnl?http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/club-soccer-articles/ecnl-seeks-balance-with-ussf-in-future_aid38750?utm_source=TopDrawerSoccer+Newsletter&utm_campaign=85a7d13d44-General_1_27_161_27_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8340315a79-85a7d13d44-32723161
If the USSF does the calendar change in 2016 and then introduces the DA in 2017 it will cause mass chaos to all existing teams. Buckle up for the USSF crazy train. Here is a great article on the age change. Apparently the USSF was a no show at a major youth coaching convention. So they are leaving everyone in the dark about their plans. http://therecruitingcode.com/u-s-soccer-breaks-the-glass/
Not everyone....top clubs already have plan in place,the rest will fall into place....good luck
US soccer announcement on development academy coming soon. Looks to mirror boys DA and not allow girls to play high school soccer.
Does anybody think the Manhattan Cup will be played this year? It has been canceled 2 years in a row.
It will be cancelled if there is snow or ice on fields. It will not be cancelled for cold. If the fields are clear they will play.
More Girls Development Academy talk / comments given by Glenn Crooks / he was u15G coach for NJ ODP last year http://www.soccerwire.com/blog-posts/high-school-fallouts-will-u-s-soccers-new-girls-development-academy-bar-school-play/
It would be great if High School Soccer would finally be banned for girls that want to focus on their professional development. This kind of environment is full of injuries and destroys many players. Coaches are not professionally trained and motivated not by players' development but wins. This makes most of the matches very aggressive as coaches try to win at all price. Some of them even direct to intentionally injure an opponent's best players. Let's get real and give girls who really care about soccer full year schedule (9-10 months) and protect them from this "nonsense". I purposely did not mention another factor that helps increasing the number of injuries - 2 OLD Refs who in many cases never played soccer and let butcher fouls happen as they can't control the game.
To 8:30 a.m. I couldn't agree more with you. There are players who are not going to play in college, etc. so for those players playing on a HS team fulfills their "school" playing experience. However, for those players wanting to play at the collegiate level HS is the worst possible experience. I was sitting at the awards dinner last year when my daughter was a freshman and she wanted to play on the team not realizing everything that I warned her about: the injuries, the bad refereeing, the lack of development - just the wins so that they can escalate their careers to the next level. As we were listening to the comments it was very clear to my daughter how many players were out the whole season because of injuries....not one or two players there seven or eight players out and all with serious injuries - out for months not weeks. Our school's coach doesn't recognize club soccer and doesn't see the merit in it - he actually told my daughter that and if she wants to play at the collegiate level then playing HS soccer is the way to go. Luckily, she's not easily fooled and realized in that moment that he motivation is self serving and he has no interest or intention of helping her get placed on a team or with her recruiting process. She learned a valuable lesson that when someone completely lacks integrity you don't follow them no matter how much yoou want to play. She and spoke about all the girls out again this year because of injuries and in one case she has a Lacrosse scholarship and used Soccer to keep in condition - she seriously got hurt and may loose her scholarship because of this injury. It was a very agressive slide tackle that nobody called out on - the ref goes homes, the other player goes home, the coach goes home; but this player's future is at stake because to all of them it's a win or loose. If schools were really interested in have a quality program then club coaches and trainers should be in charge of running the programs; not teachers doing this to collect an additional paycheck with little regard for the development and care of it's players.
I agree that HS soccer sucks! Whether your child plays for a good HS program or not, the fact that there are so many unathletic, unskilled, and daddy coached girls playing put children who are currently playing high level at risk. I do believe in school pride. So I have encouraged my children to do other HS sports like tennis, swimming, cross country, and track. These other sports allow them to keep their body's conditioned and it looks pretty good on the college resume. I grew up in an era where we played multiple sports and never specialized in just one. I think some of the best athletes in the world came from that generation but in today's game where there is so much information out there and the price tags to play are outrageous things have changed.
What are the best - recommended sites to use to promote your child to college coaches? Which ones are most feasible and effective? Is CaptainU recommended? What are other options? Also, from timing stand point, is it now too late or just about right to start this process. Any other input appreciated?
Forget the websites. You need to email coaches directly and invite them to watch your kid play. As freshman interest is not super high so don't be disappointed with low turnouts. More coaches come as they get older. iD camps are another avenue.
wow, I do not get on here often because sick of all the bashing. I enjoy this type of conversation, High School play and how to get recognized. Yes email coaches, play in Division 1 and hopefully highest brackets at tournaments. Also attend over night camps at a college your daughter may attend if you can. The high school play is real tough. My daughter wants to play and wants to be a state champion, as you mention it would take a club to forbid her I believe for her not to do it. You can only control them so much, to forbid them to play with their friends is a real, real tough one, right ladies and gents? We love our daughters so much and probably tell them no a million times on other things.
Many players play HS soccer because there is no alternative - no league in fall. So, if there is a consistent schedule with credible league, HS would not be even questions for girls who really care about real competition. So, it it time to address it. DA sounds like a good idea.
my daughter told me - I love HS soccer fun but if I could pick, I would prefer whole year professional level. She understands that the time for fun has passed if you really want to get somewhere.
I am not a fan of HS soccer but truth be told it too is also a business. Coaches get paid to coach HS and for some teachers that extra income comes in handy. I coached HS football for 11 years and I can tell you that the pay sucked. But the satisfaction I got from watching these young athletes grow into adults and go on to bigger and better things was worth more than any check. My colleagues that coached other sports needed that extra income to get by. Unlike the other sports played mostly by boys, girls HS soccer can evolve into something more in tune with the town's local recreation program.
Guess which coach recently played futsal against a much younger team and struggled? He decided to hide his embarrassment by "keeping score" and tallying the younger kids goals as if they were his team's. He "forgot" a number of the younger kids goals, and "counted" a few that his team didn't earn. He changed the spread by about 6 all in all. Worry more that your team has plateaued, than changing the scoreboard.
@7:49AM, Thanks for nice reply, so you coached hs football? So why are the coaches starting training in July? Why are they trying to win, what is in it for the coach? will the Principal be happy, will other things come? I guess to be a conference or state champion is nice in any regard as well?
HS football and HS soccer are very different. Not a good example. Agree that HS should be linked to rec or club traveling. High level teams should be out of that
@10:15AM One of the reasons they are starting earlier is because of the amount of contact drills you are allowed to have during the course of your season. Since the concussion element plays a factor and only 1 contract drill a week was permitted (at least in my school), they allowed us to extend our training camp by 1 month. If we won county and/or states we did not get any extra money but for my assistants, those types of honors allowed them to pursue other coaching opportunities. @10:47AM you are 100% correct that they are completely different in so many ways I can't even begin to list them. But I same the same thing about girls sports in comparison to boy sports. They are treated very different from how the money is allocated to use of facilities. But football doesn't have travel leagues in the HS level comparable to soccer and we do have college scouts come to our games. That's why I believe that with the new age bracket system, all of the elite players will eventually leave HS soccer, making it more of a rec program.
@11:54 thanks again. I do understand different. But why is my daughters high school team starting training 6am August and even in July? Then train all week every day. If nothing else in it for them I guess just team spirit, winning attitude, hope to be a state champion for your school. and as you said prestige and possible other jobs is a great incentive.
The majority of HS coaches are teachers trying to earn an extra check. If your school is lucky, they will have a coach who has played the sport or knows enough to be able to teach. But truth be told the majority have no idea. My daughter's school runs 5 miles a day as part of the HS soccer program. That is completely absurd. I had brought to the AD's attention the amount of knee and foot injuries we averaged in comparison to what major programs in the college level were experiencing and the response I got was "this is the way it has always been and nobody has ever complained." Needless to say his daughter was on the team and blew out her ACL running of all things during one of their sessions. I am all for school pride and town pride but if we can't invest in proper coaching, just end the soccer programs. The young men and women already playing elite levels are getting more than their fair share of exposure as well as the proper training needed to not only become better players but also to reduce the injury factor.
Simple keep your elite player off the HS team?let us unskilled players enjoy the beautiful game.I bet she will be in the DA next year anyway
I bet she will!
Is the Indoor State Cup an actual thing? Does anybody other than STA actually play in this tournament?
Stallions play everything :)We were in it a few years back. The event is fine but probably shouldnt be called STATE CUP
The place that hosts is small and smells like the inside of a soccer bag!
It's all about club marketing. People who don't kow any better (usually at younger ages) will look at the website and see "oooh, look at all the state champioships"This must be the place to be.
Penn Fusion Birth Year ID Events2001 birth yearFeb 7 and Feb 28RSVP
Looks like all the major clubs and academies are hosting birth year ID events. Good luck to all!
Huge shake ups are upon us. The clubs won't play their junior 00s up because the 98/99 age groups are going to be overcrowded already. Some of the best 01 will play up on '00. ECNL clubs may have some '01 and '00 new blood coming in for tryouts and the age pure training (scouting) sessions to try their luck with the reshuffling. If they are first quarter kids they might have a good chance to be starters on the new age pure teams. Buying into the ecnl marketing scheme for one year before the DA shakes things up yet again. Going to be uncomfortable this spring as kids are manuevering for position and status.
Time for Basketball
is this thing still on??
indoor state cup prediction winners this Monday? I give nod to FC Berna?
Yawn......anyone have a topic that matters?
Slick must have gotten a job...lol
hey 237Slicks team will win the indoor state cup AGAIN....Remember they win everything indoors.......Just ask Splash....6-2....plus they need the points...
Anyone know the brackrts or schedule for Manhattan?
Manhattan is a poorly run tournament. Expect brackets and schedules 5-7 days before the tournament.
that is sad about KOC. Many decent teams attending. But I think holding off for Jeff cup instead. Indoor state cup GFA winner? lolhey, it is some decent soccer in winter time is all I can say.
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