The fire is lit and the FLAME is starting to burn.
State cup updates?
NJrush 3-0 PDA shore ... Nj rush is a ok team coached well looked organized ... Now for PDA shore...The coach has no clue at PDA ... Coach is way over his head ... Game starts at 1:30 he gets there at 1:05 ... Game day preparation is a big fat zero ... Same line up same results PDA doc please sit down and talk to parents no girls have improved under his coaching a matter of fact the girls have regressed there training sessions are a joke same way how you got rid of U14 coach do the same ... With this age group it's not working for him and the girls .
GFA plays final tomorrow with SJB - like last year!
IGFA win ... Hands down man down momma there goes that team .
GFA is very good, proving once again in early May. The run continues, however there heads cannot be too big to fit through the door until they win tomorrow, then, then they are kings again.
8:29 and 8:41 you never shut up, no matter what you always have to say something stupid and negative. Your hate is eating you alive . Go and enjoy your family if you have one , tomorrow you do not have a game so you can sleep in.
Barons champions ! Let's go. Let's give a lesson!!!
In the end, the two best team made it to the final again. Both teams played a great game,congrats to GFA girls pulling out a 2-1 win.
Gfa. Kings again. On way to Nationals again.
Belite state champion!! Great job. What a great team, well coached. This is a team that will be one of the best out there pretty soon.
Belite - champuons? What would be the score if they play real state champions?
What's the mercy rule? That would be the score!
Belite lost to Copa 3:0. Look at the Copa's result with the top nj teams. Simple answer.
When a player gets hit by a hard shot from less than 3 yards away it is not an intentional handball. They are probably taught to try to hit their hands to get the penalty kicks! Whatever - it was NOT an intentional handball and a red card was a ridiculous call. Hate when a ref decides the game. They should be there at the game, but not be in the game.
Belite/ nj elite , best two teams in NJ this year with all the changes .
Learn how to defend and maybe you would have 11 players on the field. It was a handball, the ref called it that way and the player allowed the ref to be involved by not playing in proper position.
Officiating at NJ Cup was horrible!
Administrator you are missing another comment that needs to be deleted. May 6 please look and take care since you seem to clean only some
I cannot see how being in between an attacker and the goalie is not the proper position, but apparently you also think hitting the player right in front of them with the ball is a good shot so your judgement is questionable. No problem with issuing a penalty kick, but to affect the outcome of a championship game two minutes in for something so dumb is crazy. Good for your girls for holding on to win, but with your five subs against a team a player down with no subs, they should have really blown them out. The game was on the line until about 5 minute left when a breakout off a set piece gave you the second goal. I hope you thanked the ref.
What game was this hand ball in?? How did it affect the outcome? Just wondering since I was not at said game.
IGFA was the beneficiary of many bad calls!
As a defender you are taught how to stand and where to put your arms while inside the 18. Either your player was not taught or did not listen, either way they were wrong. It is not anyones fault that you didnt have subs, maybe you should have more dedication.
Just the second tier cup, but for those girls it was their championship. If she put her arm out to block the shot, I could understand it, but there wasn't even time to protect herself from a direct hit - no way it was intentional. Just plain bad call that clearly determined the outcome.
So Belite parent, do you think it was worthy of a red card?Do you think the red card affected the gsme?
Ref was same both ways for GFA Barons game. Great game by both clubs, GFA came out ahead on this day, could have gone either way.
GFA was the beneficiary of bad calls...LOL!! If the GFA goalie doesn't slip in the mud you do not score a goal. SJEB did a great job hanging on in the 2nd half. I give those girls credit for that. If GFA capitalized on a few more of their opportunities SJEB loses 5-1, maybe 6-1. SJEB had two or three scoring chances the entire game. Bottom line is that SJEB hasn't beaten GFA is quite a while and the separation between the two team is getting larger. SJEB used to be the best team in the state. Not anymore. They have been passed by GFA and Stallions and they are fading fast. You want the truth...there is the truth.
IGFA was awarded a penalty against the Flames 45 seconds into the game on what the ref called tripping inside the penalty area. But of course if you talk to IFGA parents they are going to see it one way and if you talk to the Flames parents they will see it another. But 1 official who was watching the game as a spectator happened to be at that end of the field and said it was a bad call. Hey human error is a part of sports and one can get upset with it but that's what makes sports so interesting.
GFA goalie is lucky she has an outstanding defense in front of her! I saw both Saturday games (SJEB/STA & Flames/GFA) and thought best goalie was STA that day. She made some really good saves to keep her team in it but Barons were just too much. Slipped? Really? Get the excuses bucket ready folks!
10;49 : penalty kick was 100% tackle from behind in a clear scoring opportunity.free kick that generate the goal from flames was a bad call. at the end that was the only shot (the free kick ) that flames took the entire game. field was a disgrace game ended 3-1. at the end the penalty and the free kick were not big factors in the result of the game. you play on turf and this game ends up like a tennis game.
10:53 agree that STA goalie did a good job saturday. cause she was busy. igfa goalie had nothing to do all day. but she is a great goalie .
Regardless of how the GFA team has improved, the parents on here still have not picked up the ability to win gracefully. "If GFA capitalized on a few more opportunities it would be 5-1" guess they don't see if the other team capitalized on their opportunities it would also be different. Again can't just let It go with they won a good game, they have to try to talk it up even more.
I just looked at the 4 good teams that IGFA has played since January. In those games against Cincinnati, Bethesda,HBC and Dallas IGFA is a combined 1-3 with 2 gf and 9 ga. The rest of the games are against some very average to low level teams. Stop telling everyone how great you are.
Fields were wet but just fine. Fields are not an excuse on this day.
Field conditions we horrible for both teams, as said earlier. put this game on turf and GFA wins big !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GFA WINS LOL ... Hands down man down mama there goes that team .
Your supposed to win big! you didnt. Still congratulations are in order so Congratulations. Can you explain the anemic performances against true top teams? PDA is coming and it will tell a lot of where your team truly is, as you get a chance to redeem yourselves against Cup Gold and Bethesda. Coming out of those games your girls should have a decent amount of college exposure since those 2 teams draw a ton of college coaches. If the girls dont get a fair amount of college attention after PDA as parents you should question why. Good luck
You IGFA parents are pathetic! You scored on a PK and a direct kick. 1 shot on goal besides that!
Who won, a win is a win. As long as the ball hits the back of the net , it doesn't matter how it gets there! Keep blaming the refs ! Have a nice day and keep telling yourself you should have won.
Thats precisely the issue with IGFA! Win at all costs bang the ball up the field, bang bodies, coach games the system as best he can. These are the reasons your girls are receiving less college attention than a PDA or a Bethesda. Everybody knows that you have good athletes on your team but the overall style of play and your coach hurts your girls with college coaches. But you beat a team that every top team would kill this weekend so good job.
1:11 and you are the expert right? But it is ok. Why don't you focus on PDA and Bethesda . We are fine thank you .
12:41 I remember you!! You are the one that wanted the explanations ( at the time you wanted to know why Igfa was not in the top bracket of Jefferson cup) you are the why why why guy! Hello!
12:41 lol thank you for your concern. You should ask yourself why you care so much since you are not part of this team . Care about where your daughter plays and why. I am sure you have your own why's to answer j stead of worrying about mine. Good luck to you too.
Well clearly the Jeff Cup had it correct initially. 1-2 with 5ga 1 gf
1:11 If you look at IGFA they have some of the most talented kids on that team from Strikers to Goalie. You must not know anything about soccer or identifying talent.
We had clear hand ball in penalty area. The father of the keeper even said it to me. As I yelled it out. That would have changed our match tremendously. I guess they miss things, players were in front of him. It is so hard to tell with refs and other factors who is really the best in the end. All are quite good, in top bracket btw. If in 2nd bracket come on, really??
I saw a good portion of the game - it was EVENGFA keeper made at least one excellent save in first half that was ticketed for the left corner.Didnt see the PK call. Hand ball from 3 feet seems dubious but depends where her arm was.Congratulations to both teams
You didn't see the game if you think that the PK was for a handball. Whatever I spointles to even answer to all of these idiots. Congratulation to the barons you were the best of the best and Igfa got lucky again for the second year in a row. Now move on . Please trolls move to the next subject.
Lots of kids from freehold, Jackson , old bridge making the tryout tour. Even coaches kids from all teams. I guess they are all done next year along with real, nj rush, and Harrison.
I said I didnt see the PK call, as-hole
hand ball from 3 feet seems ….that is what you wrote ,idiot
12:41, 1:11, 1:29. Thank you for your concern. It is super nice of you to worry so much about these girls, their stats and college process. I have absolutely no idea what the stats are on your daughter's team. You fail to mention wins over top teams but if it makes you feel better to omit those then nothing we can do.. Win lose or draw this team, the coach and the parents are thrilled to be able to play a couple of the very few teams they have lost to in the past year.
it is almost tragic that some decision makers somewhere were too damn stubborn to say let's work the birth year change in from U11 up so as not to destroy all these older teams in their last few seasons. What difference would three or four years of girls graduating out of the old system make? How stupid and selfish.
You won. 2:54Enjoy itFrankly I wasnt all that impressed but maybe you had some pieces missing.
254 I think that person was talking about the second flight game where someone said a red card was handed out a couple minutes in for a deliberate handball in the box
3:43 sorry we didn't impressed you. will try to do better next time
Listen...B'Elite won fair and square. We are the Premier Group Champs. All of this chatter about us being NJ Cup Champs. We are not delusional. We could not compete with the top teams in the Super Group and we as parents know this. But let us have our day. I bet the people writing this BS are from the teams we beat.
2:35 Ok we will tell everyone the Barons beat IGFA. I hope that would make you feel better. OK everyone........ The Barons really beat IGFA. We are NOT going to count the handball (penalty kick) and the foul which we scored off of. New Rules for 2017 season Penalty kicks and goals scored off foul's will not count anymore.
Slick Slick Slick
Trolls.....no PK in GFA/Barons final
Can we do away with those concussion helmets please? They do not prevent concussions and give athletes a false sense of security. Plus they look stupid!
NopeActually a few years down the line we will see entire teams wearing the protective headbands.Not sure what your agenda is
I saw a child with one of those headbands go full on for a 50/50 header and ended up leaving on a stretcher. I wondered if she would have went in as hard had she not been wearing it.
The band also has to be worn properly, not as a fashion accessory
Players have to be smart about it. It doesnt all of the sudden make you a super hero. Just because you have a helmet when playinig baseball/softball, doesnt mean you can lean you melon into the next pitch to get on base.BTW, mouth pieces are better for concusion prevention than any headgear. Headgear may lessen the actual ball impact onto the head, but will not help lessen the concussion.
So IGFA have qualified for the NPL Finals after winning the NY NPL, and also the US Club National Cup after winning the US Club State Cup this past weekend? Back to back weekends in Colorado this July.Also still in NJ State Cup National Championships. Could make it a triple. Congratulations IGFA, do NJ proud!
Back to be #1 in NJ
Troll trolls trolls. Please stop and leave the team alone. Focus on your team and your daughter.number 1 team is stallion and they deserve it. All is quiet and everybody is working hard to have a good season. Stop being bitter and keep provoking negative reaction.for you to wake up in the morning and immediately think about damaging a bunch of 14-15 years old is very disturbing. Nobody is here celebrating anything. Just you pretending to be a parent. Spending your time following a team that is not your daughter's is sick. Go away for good please.
You get to go to Colorado to play Belite....LOL
What does that mean? Why Colorado?
In all seriousness...1:58 may have posted the funniest thing ever posted on this board...IF it was supposed to be a joke. But I just think this guy is a moron. But he's never been anywhere West of Lehigh Valley and south of Hammonton because his team can't qualify for anything else. Jealousy? Stupidity? Probably a little of both.Please do the world a favor and refrain from reproducing.
Keep tell us how great you are
Can anyone explain how the EDP /NPL works? Who are the playoffs for and do the top teams go to Colorado, too?
Last year there were only 2 groups, north and south and the top 2 teams in each group advanced to the playoffs. Winner went to Indiana for nationals. This year they added a 3rd central group, so I assume the top 3 team in each group plus the next best team across all groups as the wildcard would go into a playoffs with the winner going to Colorado for nationals.
For the NYSC NPL there is ony one group and the winner goes to Colorado. IGFA has already clinched that spot. Then there is another slot up for grabs for the top 4 teams in NYSC NPL and NE NPL to battle over called the crossover cup. So 8 teams in a playoff over 2 weekends split in NE and NY. Not clear if the 1st place teams in NY and NE participate in that given they already have qualified.
EDP has 3 groups, but that is not EDP/NPL. Only certain teams are in NPL groups. There are still only 2 groups in the EDP/NPL U15 group. Winner of north and south will playoff to determine winner and that team will go to NPL Finals in Colorado.
Current EDP/NPL Standings - https://events.gotsport.com/events/results.aspx?EventID=49080&GroupID=518728&Gender=Girls&Age=15
5:04 are you really bragging about an NPL event. It is a terrible league.
7:30 what league is your daughter's team in?
1:50 - Lets be honest here, the standings you posted for NPL are pretty pathetic. The only team in the North OR South divisions that is worthy of going to any national tournament is SJEB. Anyone who argues that is obviously delusional and just happy to get lines on his daughter's college soccer resume.
The NY NPL League is definitely the stronger on the two. and I agree the only team worthy of going to a national tournament is SJEB.
from the EDP NPL League that is.
SJEB have very classy parents and don't talk smack on this blog! They have never been sore losers and are gracious winners. If they are one of the teams worthy of going to any kind of national tournament, then it is well deserved!
@2:28 PM I wish the same could be said about IGFA parents!
Do you know any IGFA parents?? Or is this just your attempt to take another shot at them. We have played them multiple times and I did not see classless behavior. The hate on this board is really sad.Oh...wait...I already know what you are going to respond to this.In 3...2...1...
The Barron's don't go to national events which is why we left for a higher level team in PA. At U12 they qualified for US Club national cup and decline to attend. At U13 they qualified for NPL nationals but declined to attend. At U14 they decided to not go to NPL finals so dropped out of the playoffs. At U15 they dropped out of CASL. How do you pass up on these kid of opportunities?
what opportunity is it exactly? Pay more money to do what?
11:02 maybe the families feel there is no need to explore travel afar at the younger ages until they are ready for recruiting have you ever thought that. Glad you jumped shipped hopefully it works out for you and gets you want you want for your daughter. Also they did do Disney correct?
Lol...gfa mom/slick are the biggest joke in youth soccer,they bad mouth everyone and everything about youth soccer,they should be banned from all youth soccer events,life would be better for all...ok now come back with your smart remarks. ..
Loser said... NJrush 3-0 PDA shore ... Nj rush is a ok team coached well looked organized ... Now for PDA shore...The coach has no clue at PDA ... Coach is way over his head ... Game starts at 1:30 he gets there at 1:05 ... Game day preparation is a big fat zero ... Same line up same results PDA doc please sit down and talk to parents no girls have improved under his coaching a matter of fact the girls have regressed there training sessions are a joke same way how you got rid of U14 coach do the same ... With this age group it's not working for him and the girls . May 7, 2016 at 3:55 PM Same (Loser)disgruntled parent, was your daughter even there, your are a joke, always talking trash about your team, game was even in the first half, 0-0 second half, NJR had a good bench, bench players better then PDA bench, that made the difference, side note PDA was missing 4 starting players.At the end, the results are your still an Idiot.Good luck with NO team next season.
Hey 2:27...so lets ban the team from all soccer events? So a bunch of 15 year old girls have to suffer for your agenda? Seems legit. Get a life and stop worrying about what 15 year old girls do. Your level of interest in 15 year old girls is not healthy. Did you work for Subway?
GFA 2 NJ Stallions 0NJ Wildcats Fury 4 Jackson Attack 1
Let's go wildcats fury!!!! Total domination today. Ready for tomorrow!! Go fury!
I would hope Wildcats would dominate... They played Jackson!!!!
Settle down John you did not win anything. Lets see what happens tomorrow.
Wildcat parents are expecting lose 5 or 6 to 0 today. They know they had a joke of a path the final.
we are the best.....champs again......
Congrats GFA. From the Wildcats. No animosity.
Doesn't matter, stallions still number one in the state. Still the best team
If the stallions finished in 5th does it mean no NPL finals for them? So much for leaving IGFA. Is the grass greener?
Wildcats parents and players were all class!! They should be proud of themselves for a well played game and getting to the finals. Best of luck to you and the girls moving forward!! Nothing bad to say here either!!
NPL finals are only for the winner of NPL anyway. The first four play a crossover cup . Nothing about NPL finals
I would say being taught to play soccer the right way does makes the grass greener. College coaches know that and look for it. Will they choose the girl that just blasts the ball 40 yards every time up the field or the one that knows how to play out of pressure with intelligent passing and movement?
Bad weekend for the Stallions knocked out of State Cup and NPL YEE HAW
9:40 you are so ignorant that there is no point in countering. Best of luck
Really 9:40? If that were the case the results would be different. Blasting the ball down field is a great option when there is none and playing the ball creatively is another. The wise one knows how to do both. The issue that arises when playing from the back is that the player needs to have technical ability and field awareness which in your case , (you only) have failed to let your child do because you constantly coach over the coach. Let her play and you will find that she will do much better without you telling her what to do every step of the way. If you still think the grass is greener that's okay. We are all glad that you are gone but not so sure that your daughter wanted leave. Since when she started to play defense? Oh I know the grass is greener?
Why would a team play to another team's strength? Not all teams are created equal and not all teams can connect more than 3 passes multiple times. That doesn't mean those kids are bad soccer players. The coach on that team picked those players and is playing the only style he or she knows nothing more. Go forward and press it's the american way to play soccer. There is no breaking down a team and being patient, most coaches teach that at practice but when it's test time (game day) it's go forward shoot whenever you can and run/press be physical and you are a D1 soccer player. Technical ability means nothing what good is a first touch or being able to use both feet if you have no options? What good is technical ability if you always get the ball played to the wrong foot or when you are doubled? it's just so much easier to go forward shoot the ball and press the entire game you get tired we replace you with someone else who does the same thing then we can talk about State Cup titles, national titles and D1 scholarships. To come on this or any board and expect anything different is crazy because having great technical ability requires a lot of work and losing games to teams that just go straight shoot all the time and press.
8:21 I do not know exactly what you meant with your comments but I assure you that anybody that says that Igfa doesn't have technical skills , tactical knowledge and ability to play the ball in any circumstance , he is somebody that never see them play. Ask stallions about game on Saturday , they didn't have one shot to the goal in the entire game. Igfa missed at least 3-4 clear chances to score in additional to the 3 goals. If there is somebody that is not here to talk trash , they will tell you .But I am sure nobody will . It is ok anyway. Whatever makes you feel better. Girls will go back to work like they always do after winning or losing.
GFA girls have two nice strikers upfront and a good defensive backline. They are taught to be extremely physical with the other teams. This is canned formula that wins games and that is exactly what the coach is doing. Some of the players are more technical than others. They are a team that has a bunch of 2000 players. Therefore in order to keep this team together, they will have to play 2000 next year against top 2000 teams that will give them all they can handle in the physical department. It will be no bed of roses for them.
Big Bad 2000's!!!!
8:39 ... I've seen top 10 teams play in nj by far the best team at this age group is IGFA ... To be honest the girls that left the program probably still wishes they were there ... They were solid technical players ... This team tries to play football other teams try it's not there ... What is scary if those girl didn't leave the club this team would really be scary at national level ... Hands down they rule for know at U15 level not even close .
8:53 ad usual blah blah blah. Boring. Congratulation to Igfa for another great win this weekend. Do not listen to all these haters. You are a great team and happy to see how hard work brings good results . Ignorant and heaters here do not know what they are talking about. Is good to have such good teams in njGood job
MAY 15 6pm: Thank you ....great game Wildcats ! You have a really talented Team !
MAY 15 9:51: Keep your heads up wildcats!!! Well played game . IGFA
So the only team to score on IGFA in the tournament was the worst team they played???Was the Wildcats coach screaming up and down the sidelines as usual?
Stallions coach is by far youth's soccer biggest mouth!
When does he not scream?? Embarrassing...
Would love to see the stallions coach and wildcat DOC in a scream off. It would go the distance.
Embarrassing is the dye job slick did to his head...wow....i bet the ladies at the trailer park love it!!!!
Trailer park ladies better than what your getting Fudge packer.
Who the hell is slick
He is the embarrassing dad from gfa,he wears a black jumpsuit and talks about all the kids on the other team a real class guy...and I guess he lives in a trailer...
There is no one on igfa that fits that description. I think someone made him up!
Mary povich here let's take the test ,slick is tsf I mean gfa no psa coach.Facts as follows loves black Adidas even down to shoes.Dyes hair and the audience thinks his wife is his side kick they love talking about past present and future kids.So in the case of slick Massimo you are the father
And the grass is greener.
@6:23 6:21 10:16 wtf you are pathetic.Please find a life ASAP sorry your daughter couldn't hang at gfa lonely guy you are all night shame on you.
The Wildcats probably made it farther than your team so I would just be quiet.
6:21 So I take it you are a Nike guy, your wife left you and you are bald?
I saw that IGFA lost a JAGS game to a team from Manalapan - what happened, did IGFA not bring all their players?Just curious - I know the Manalapan team is ok, but was surprised by the score (2-0).
IGFA did not play the game...so Manalapan was awarded the win. The JAGS games are for their "B" team players to play. You will not see "a" team players in those games.
Must make those girls feel just great.
Slick you are no massimo,you can dye your hair like him,but not even close,you are pathetic getting up each morning to jump on this blog....time to make the donuts. ..
Really confused. I have no idea who "Slick" is. Sometimes he is the GFA coach...sometimes he is a GFA parent that dyes his hair. Sometimes he's making donuts. Sometimes he's giving it to your wife good and hard. Sometimes your mother. I do not who this guy or guys is...but man you spend way to much time thinking about him or them.
Current U15s with a good number of capable '01s, thus playing U16 next year with much of their team intactI know of a couple. Any opinions?
Slick is ex gfa dad daughter gone not happy with his life.
This IGFA/Slick things is so dated! IGFA parent that constantly calls him out has a daughter riding the bench. Yeah your daughter is on the team but she doesn't play. And she's an 01, guess what team she'll be playing with next year, not the 00s I can promise you that. Slick is still upset that his daughter was on the number 1 team but now plays on a crap team so he's bitter. IGFA dad who bows his head any time he's confronted should really stop posting things calling out Slick!
Just tell all of us who id Slick?
Slick is your wife when I put one in her pink and 2 in her stink stay off the blog you little queens talking about what guys are wearing hair dye enough already be men when u see someone u don't like say it u little bitches.seems like gfa is always involved
COPA COPA COPA!!!!!!!!!
2:25 this post needs to be deleted. how can you write something like that. let your daughter or your wife read that.
Gfa sold out the 2001 kids,they need a team at u16 (and it looks like a real bad one)or they cant play in a real league, have to field a team at each age or back to jags for them
4:49 what amazes me is you can go on her with such inaccurate information and state it as if it is fact. Worry about your own team/club/daughter. I am not sure what your obsession is with this club but move past it would you?
All these teams are done next year. They will not be able to compete with the upper tier '00's . IGFA will just go away.. Or Massimo will just merge with another program again. Enjoy it while it lasts because it won't be for long
Got soccer is a joke, Manalapan 2600 points for 1st place in JAGS league. I am going back to MOSA
You can make all the predictions you want about teams playing up but if any of these girls can't shift up by 8 months well then we all have bigger problems as they will be playing with players 2,3,4 years older in college. If I had a 2019 01 that would be playing up I would welcome it as it would get her that much more prepared for the next step which is college.These girls are full grown or very close to it.This is not u10 where an 8 month shift would have an impact. If you think it will really make a difference then you need to wake up. The Fall U17 teams will have lost all of their 99s so no one knows what any of those teams will look like.
HBC Impact is scamming got soccer 2 teams same roster.....play lower level as a new team and gather all points by beating good level teams then merge accounts.....I don't think they need to do that.
7:35 we are enjoying it very much . Thank you for your concerned . You are so miserable in your comments all the time that it looks like you stop enjoying it with your team's daughter long time agoBeing constantly angry , negative against somebody usually is a sign of a very unhappy life. Get some help
8:31am - don't laugh, last year's 5th place MOSA Nat 1 team is currently 3rd in JAGS!JAGS not what it used to be...
8:32As long as your team is not playing ecnl teams like PDA gunners or worldclass 2000''s. your team will do just fine. Win some lose some. You will be competitive
Whoever wrote that about the fall and the 99s doesn't know what they are talking about. The fall will see a drop in the 98s but it doesn't make a difference as 98/99 will be playing in the same age bracket in almost every tournament and league. The following year will be the 99/00 and then 00/01 and so on. This idea that the 01s who are staying in the age bracket are at an advantage is only half true. The 01s will be the weakest age group going forward with most of the top tier teams either breaking up or playing up. When those 01s are juniors in HS they will be in for a surprise because their 00 peers will have been playing with the older kids giving them the advantage in terms of speed of play and physicality of the game. I never thought this age group was all that with only a very small handful of teams that stand out like IGFA, Stallions, PDA Splash, Barons, and STA. Other than those teams, the rest are just very decent. Good luck next year 01s!
What about Freehold kids
Freehold is playing U17 next year and merging with Jackson. R.J. will still be coaching the team.
That sounds like a very good plan. Good for them.
Who cares about Freehold. They are not relevant, parents are the worst ever on sidelines. Jackson would be crazy to merge with them.
11:26The '01s will be in high school this September, many playing varsity - and quite a few running circles around a good number of '00sCheers
Most 01s are already in HS like my daughter and all of her teammates! She made varsity but only a small handful of her teammates did while the rest all made JV. If your kid goes to Scotch Plains HS or Bridgewater HS, chances are your 8th grader soon to be freshman will be playing JV. Some will even end up on the Freshman squad! Good luck! Besides HS soccer sucks balls anyway!
Congratulations on your daughter's successStay humble.
SP and Bridgewater 2 powerhouses in HS soccer...lol....I bet all the top coaches are there to scoop up the top girls in the state....HS soccer means nothing,just for the girls to get the V jacket and play with their friends...be real dude...
11:26 I like your post - but why only NJ teams are there no good teams outside of NJ? These teams you mentioned all player regional if they are any goodfrom NPL leagues to ECNL where they advance to nationals others do the USYSA approach win your states NCS and go to region1 event with a chance to go to nationals or play RCL for the same chance the best teams will then go to play national league that are not ECNL/NPL.I IGFA was smart to enter RCL even as D2. Because they played RCL they can apply for an open spot in the national league. I think only teams that played in USYSA regional leagues can do that. Which brings me to EDP a good league with some bad structure. Their top division should be the best teams NPL or not none of this north/central/south BS straight up pro/rel with their best NPL team from top division going to the finals.
Every so often somebody brings up high school soccer! Clearly the last person to post something about it has a daughter in 8th grade. Yes your kid will run circles around a lot of the 00s, 99s, and even some 98s but high school soccer sucks. And yes Scotch Plains is a powerhouse or they wouldn't be nationally ranked. But like that other post said, high school soccer is god awful. Many an 8th grade parent said the same thing about what it is going to be like once their kid enters high school but let me break it down for you. Depending what school you go to, how many seniors will be on the team, and whether or not you have a math teacher as a coach, your kid will most likely hate it.
HS depends on size of school. You can go to a small school and not have enough good players to field a good team or you can go to a large school and actually have a very good team. It all depends, and it is not by any means comparable. Because Susie plays varsity as a Freshman at one school means Zip when comparing to any other school. There are too many variables.
Please keep HS soccer off the blog ... It's like talking about MNJYSa or MOSA... Might as well talk about seaside blast tournamnet
Hey psa coach can you make me a pair of skis.
By the looks of it more skiers should coach soccer
But our HS is Nationally ranked....just like Got Soccer points mean something.
You have to hate it when your kid's HS team is ranked higher than her club team!
Youth soccer blog means you can talk youth soccer, all types. So many parents think their kids are good because they do so well against poor and mid level teams. Step up to the elite teams and you are now a step slower, decisions are now a second too late. Know what you really are.
My son was lucky enough to committ at the end of the summer of his Jr year, with high expectations for his senior year of HS all his college coach said was "Don't get hurt!" College coaches dont give two shakes about HS, Basking Ridge girls dont get D1 offers because they just won states, they get them because they just won the Nationals as part of PDA.
Wrong again. You would be surprised as to the amount of attention and exposure you get from college coaches as you progress through the state HS tournaments. Many coaches, local of course, do go and it starts a dialogue.
How can I be wrong if that is not only my opinion but also my experience. College coaches worth their salt for any reasonable program realizes there are too many factors in hight school soccer for a player to show or not show well.If a college coach is coming to your HS game, you have probably already been seen at a club tourney or one of their ID camps. There are no great soccer players in HS that dont play club.No college coach for as busy as they are with recruiting duties and people sending them videos, emails, etc., is going to a HS game to cold call a kid and start a dialogue.
Princeton keep your idiot doc off the site everyone knows he hates high school Massimo go get your shine box and net my 3 daughters prom dresses
You are wrong.
You daughter can be the best player on any time; ENCL, NPL; but if she doesn't have the grades and the GPA it means diddly.......so all you parents out listen well - there they have to be as strong academically as they are athletically...it's that simple.
Soooooooooooooo true. Believe me.
geez you need grades too?thanks for that Captain Obvious.
To 3:36 Post: Typically, I find the most sarcastic parents are the ones who boast about how great their kids are......why don't you take your sarcasm and put it to good use.....like using your brains to form an adult response instead of wise ass comments
Not always, 1:29Of course it helps
So how many of the freehold kids are joining Jackson. I have heard that 4 current starters have joined new teams for next year.
Don't you mean Jackson joining Freehold, they are going to pull a Wildcats and go for Freehold's Got Soccer points. It would be silly for Freehold to go to Jackson plus does anyone really want to be associated with Jackson? Look at the long line of failures in that town and age group. Best players in town left years ago. Should be funny to see the Jackson coach become RJ's bi#$h!!
Blog's administrator hope you had a good weekend. Some cleaning to do from last week
Freejackson will be just fine.
"Best players in town left years ago" don't make me laugh! Jackson has some good players.
Is the 6-1 score right for the Wildcats vs Berna game? What happened? Usually Wildcats are very strong.
Princeton has some openings, players jumping ship
hello 12:59 we miss you..not lol.
GFA lost one fringe starter. Replaced her with a better player from another team already. Some bench players may leave due to lack of playing time and the other new girls that are coming in...but that happens everywhere.
Looks like this blog has become a dialog between one guy who hates GFA and the other who is its defender as well as its inside knowledge GFA expert. In both cases, these guys look like bunch of bored people with subjective opinions.
Wait for the nasty reply now lol . Two idiots
just one idiot taking to himself,gets upset if you talk about soccer and not his team
Of COOOOOOOURSE the new player is better than the one that left, GFABe a little nicer - dont kick people on their way out
We at PDA are so excited for our new player.First off it is a player and parents right to switch, change is good in life . Ihave to say all your girls at gfa that try out with us are solid only hope the others follow, cheers coach.
it's not only about the last player that left GFA and came to PDA. Look at the history: 3 former GFA players are in PDA, 1 in Match Fit, 1 in World Class, and one in Stallions, and others. But you can see the pattern - left GFA to go (mostly) to ECNL teams.
many spots still open at pda,we lost a lot of girls all 2000s,come on over
No you didn't the 00 PDA team will be the best in the ECNL next year. Most of the Gunners midfielders and forwards are 00. Fill in with 00 from u15 and national championship in sight.
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