5:03 Dingus... One game does not make or break a team... These kids flew 3000 miles to play. Give them 24 hours to see what they're made of.
MFA will get a rude awakening come the end of the season.
I heard a mass exodus is about to take place over there at Mf.
10:42 I am 100% sure the young ladies that leave Match Fit will be replaced by CLEARLY more talented and hungrier players that are currently there.... Please don't let the door hit you in you in the a$$. See you on the flip side.
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11:01, where is MF going to magically get all of these awesomely talented kids to replace the kids that are leaving? Maybe all the way from WC?
I'd agree with 10:24 in that traveling across the country and playing 8am games especially against teams who are in their own back yard plays a part no doubt. Will be interesting to see if they adjust better for the next 2. Certainly a new experience for these 14 year olds.
9:17 not following, please enlighten
You delude yourself if you think your kid and the others who are leaving won't be replaced by equal of better players.
I think the question was they won't be coming from within. By definition players on the NPL teams are below the ECNL players they are allegedly replacing, the better replacements will have to come from outside.
All of you are deluded if you think any of the "who is better than whom" matters right now. Every team, in every age group, in every state will be different because of birth year change. MF, PDA, or where ever your daughter winds up will not be the same team you're watching now. Players come and go every season. So do coaches. Change is good. And for some teams change will be great.
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Is there a link to the San Diego tournament's results? Thanks!
Yes, but they still LIVE in New Jersey, that has to bring everyone down a few notches, no? I mean, we are talking about NJ here, not a real state. It is the land of fumes, and ruined dunes, please people, have a heart. Lets us all pray for them, hummmmm.
They update it on twitter
Any Link to SanDiego results???
MF will struggle next year. Player pool not strong, especially with dissolving affiliation. MF continues to piss off parents. No reason to stay. MF will have a very hard time replacing top players, middle level players.
NYSC guy, How did the girls do in their cup game?
PDA wins again vs Colorado.
MF won 4-1, did not see PDA.
LOL player pool not strong at MFA. Their ECNL teams is ranked #2 in the country, their NE NPL team is in 2nd, and their C team is competitive in a league playing against the A teams of great clubs. The nonsense spewed here against MatchFit is cleary people with agendas. Get a life.
It is not the wins and losses at MF that is causing the complaints in this and other age groups. This type of rationalizing by their administration is exactly why they are missing the point of the complaints. People are not paying for wins or to be part of a good recruiting organization. People are paying for development, training, integrity, consistency, getting what they pay for and are promised,etc.
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Finally 4:54pm Nailed it!
The MF group were told all along that they werent getting what they thought they were getting (said they were "promised")Now that this has come rue, they plan to leave - and bark on their way out.Sad.
what is Sad is the bunch of liars that are running youth soccer clubs. This happens in every state not only NJ but PA and NY.
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PL falls to South Shore 1-3.. Seems the problem of girls already commiting to PF is beginning to show through. Wonder how the lesser girls are starting to feel?
@10:13 AND 11:30 on March 30. Merger Announcement - South Jersey Elite Barons & NJ Rush Join Forces to Form a National Contender. pda shore will get better. Boca beat them twice, shut them out, so they properly beat them lets say. They really should not have, pda should beat Boca all the time, but not this particular Boca team. Boca has been together for several years, and close knit. It is making them win now, nothing happens over night, this has been several years of training and hard work and working with parents and coaches to stay together some how, like a successful marriage. :) where else to you play high level at jersey shore? WC, Boca, PDA shore and where else??
It is good that PL loses once in a while, they are out of there league playing in PA or NJ or even NY. They always win, the PF thing is crazy, it happens all over the place like pda/mf in NJ.
Yes,PL is broken. hopefully their injured are back soon to help finish the season. Unfortunately, they can't show their true colors unless all are healthy. They don't grab guess players to get the job done. Not for league or for tournaments.
PL is going to have a long rest of the season if PF commits are becoming a problem already . Heard 3-4 commited and 2-3 more are on the fence... Pl's best players? Seem they have moved on to greener pastures and leaving the poor rec club behind
Nope they will be fine once the uninjured are playing again. They play great for each other...a very unselfish team. Just struggling trying to improvise...2..3.. Subs not cutting for them.
Weaker players being exploited due to injured players... PL Parent, give us some insight ?
2 losses in a row, ouch. South Shore is simply out of their league.
@11:40. Not even sure I would consider WC at the jersey shore but b/w Boca and Pda shore, one certainly seems more stable. Going by what one hears and reads. One of those two is clearly a more attractive option to select players once the changes come.
4:54MFA has no plan other than this. They look at early ages for the better teams. In this age group they fished for Jefferson who bit the hook first and then HolmdelNJX who bit the hook second. Nice parent coaches who know nothing about everything and whose daughters are middle to bottom third players. Not a personal attack. A rating of a player.Next they, MFA sell that parent on handing over their team with the promise that they, the parent will be allowed to stay on the touch line. See how well that lasted for the Holmdel coach. Then they promote how strong the club is with all of these new teams and players from, you got it, these top age group teams that have won SC or similar so the next batch of players come.In the process, players are driving all over the state for a mish mosh of venues, trainers, rosters, coaches and affiliations.And loss in much of the above is that many of the rostered players are not "academy" level if there is such a thing BUT their oarents love to roll up to fields with their moca lattes and their Escalades and say, "look at my academy kid!"Then guess what? The game starts and reality sets in.
11:40- with clubs merginging it is getting difficult to find good clubs. This would be my list for HS bound players. 1 NJCSA- Developing their coaches and facilities to make this a good option. Current NJ State Champions. 2. PDA Shore- As the girls go into HS the PDA teams will always get accepted to big national tournaments. Plus will always have access to PDA own college showcase tournaments. 3. BOCA has been a very good "town team". Think it would be tough as an outsider to get a fair chance to earn your minutes. 4. NJ Wildcats- They build their resume based on who they play, not who they beat. Their GS ranking is based on winning weak EDP leagues. There is a reason this team only has 13 players.
8:20- Spot on. These people have been warned for years about Match Fleece. To be fair, MF screwed both the Jefferson and NJX teams. Dont think it's fair to blame coaches for poor decision. They tried to do what was best for the "team". Both coaches were eventually treated very poorly by MF.
The parent coaches are adults. The victims were the players. In Holmdel, most of the NJX teams did not give themselves up to MF. Only this one lune. She wasn't treated poorly. She received the same level of thoughtless treatment she showed to the players. You get what you give.
8:20 - NJCSA is probably the worst option, unless you like your kid getting chastised for not passing the ball to a coaches kid. A truly bad choice. Most people know they won the state cup based on lack of any teams of quality in the tournament. Getting rid of the parents coaching the team would be a start.A mom or dad coaching their own kid, is always a terrible idea... the kid always receives special treatment and no one benefits. Stay clear of these situations at all costs. BOCA and NJCSA have been swapping players for tournaments (two different leagues) so if you're okay with guest players, playing in big games, instead of your kid, then you should pick one of those teams. You see there are issues with every organization, some much bigger than others. I have a problem with these places NOT making changes. I commend the ones that know there's issues and take action.
OPEN TRYOUTS? This is why this board is great!!! I would never consider a club that writes OPEN tryouts and then you find out they weren't fair. I read commitments before a single tryout. I would be okay with players being given spots for this year but for next year, I wouldn't want anything to do with this club. To each their own, but "open" means fair to me and it sounds like lots of behind the scenes dealing at this club. Wish all the families and players well but that's a club I would not spend my money on to train my kid.GS 4 Life
GS 4 life are you talking about all the ECNL clubs and some non - ECNL clubs that are spoken about on this blog? It is pretty tough to find a club that doesn't have some spots offered before try outs. Every ECNL team has spots offered to players before try outs. Open try outs are a joke like most of the clubs and the people who run them. This is why I truly hope that the DA comes in and steals enough ECNL clubs that the league goes away.
GS4L- think your being very naive if you don't think EVERY club does or would discuss better players joining their team before open tryouts. Especially this year when smaller clubs struggle to field teams based on birth year. This year will be a major scramble as both clubs and parents look for viable options.
So much for Boca running through their EDP division and winning every game 4-0. Lose 3-2 to Warrington in first EDP game of spring season.
We have a game getting ready to start. Does anyone agree that it's ridiculous to have them playing in 40+ mile-per-hour winds? Before the game starts I'll admit win or lose it will be tough to claim to be the better team when playing under these conditions. Besides goals are nearly tipping over by force of wind. Just a crazy day here in NJ!
12:37...conditions are the same for both teams. But I'm sure that will be the losers excuse.
Naive? for sure!!! I don't argue that - Just saying why say OPEN if it's not? Oh yeah because the rules say they should be open - but we know the rules only apply when they are to our disadvantage of course like anything in life.On a side note some early Sunday scores and scores not posted yesterday. Love the results to take me away from the reality of youth soccer. games are played for a result the kids do their best to get the result - sometimes the coaches get a little to involved and make it about them instead of the kids, but that's another topic for another day just another thing wrong with youth soccer - not GS's fault but they are the perfect whipping boy when it comes to this.ECNL San Diego Showcase1 Crossfire Premier ECNL U140 PDA ECNL U141 FC Portland ECNL U143 Match Fit Academy ECNL U14-------------------------------RCL 2 BRADDOCK ROAD YC 01 ELITE0 HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER-------------------------------PAE NCS5 Ukranian Blasters Black2 Hershey 01 Elite Hurricanes-------------------------------NY Cup0 New Rochelle RT Premier3 New York SC New York SC G01------------------------------NewEngland NPL0 YANKEE UNITED F.C. BLAST NPL-01 BLUE2 OAKWOOD SC------------------------------
12:55 I agree but it leads to less skill and more luck. I mean, do you normally score from midfield or is that bc of the weather. If it were 10 or even 20 mph that's one thing. But 40?0
Come on guys a team that keeps the ball on the deck will not have a problem with the wind only teams playing long ball will struggle.
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Boca has to beat Warrington. We also played today, it was a nightmare for everyone, and refs are just so bad. ****** But cannot excuse anything. Figure it out and win the game. NJCSA as a good option, who knows, depends on level of your kid. MF and PDA always a good option. Depends on level of your kid again. PDA shore I agree is an attraction due to name, there teams will always have top players and get the looks. Wildcats are always in top brackets and play the best out of state, Jeff cup, fc delco, npl games and always get looks. Question is do you play for the club.... ie. pda shore, WC, NJCSA because of name? Do you play for Boca, Wall, Jackson etc. And play to win. Boca has won lately in open cup and state cup top level play. We will see, season is young. NJCSA and PDA shore out of state cup and open cup I believe at this point. That is certainly a privilege and tough competition coming up for boca to stay alive in both cups. My daughters team played Warrington a long time ago, they were decent, we tied them in a tournament about 1.5-2 years ago. I strongly believe PA soccer is much better in general than NJ soccer. I cannot explain why, it just is, no doubt.
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If I'm not mistaken, Boca has played Warrington twice since August and has yet to beat them.
Can someone help me understand, why would boca and copa play a state cup game and count the result as a league game also? Why would you cheat your players out of a game?3 Jersey Shore Boca Jr. Fusion0 FC Copa Academy 01 NPL Lima
2:32 you can add once at u13 also with a Loss but we don't count U13WARRINGTON FC BOMBERS @ U14vs EDP D12:6 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED 01 GIRLS (PAE) 0:0 PHILADELPHIA SC COPPA BLUE STORM (PAE)vs EDP D23:2 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION (NJ)2:2 JERSEY SHORE BOCA JR FC FUSION (NJ)vs NorthEast Girls NPL1;1 FC BUCKS NORTH SHOCKERS NPL0:0 CONTINENTAL FC NPL '01F (PAE)1:1 FC BUCKS NORTH SHOCKERS NPL
11:53 and 2:32 ( obviously the same person). This game shows that it was played at 10 AM this morning which means results couldn't of been posted till approximately 1145 (and you post 8 minutes later), sounds like you should find something other to do than stalk boca results lol.
2:13 Yes I agree that they need to be more consistent. They tend to do well vs the more technical based teams that they play (SJEB, NJCSA, PDA, ) but not so well against long ball teams (Warrington, STA B team, Pipeline and Pumas (won but not impressive). I also think they are dominated by 02s and 03s and I think more consistency will come as they begin to change. Although that could be said for many girls teams this age.
NJCSA lost to SJEB? That is a bit of a surprise.But NJCSA results have been going South.dWith 23 players on roster yet always bringing in guests and dealing with nepotism at NJCSA Elite? And they and are on here selling that they are a great option? Not buying sorry.
Brutal wind today in NJ. The wind was end to end. It was 2 different games each half. The coach is important in these types of games to provide proper instruction and to encourage imposing your will to compete under adverse conditions.
Come on we all know 8:20 is the NJCSA guy blowing his own horn.
2:53 or may be we have a PA poster from that team - which would fall in line with some of the posts made that show lack of knowledge and the inclusion of teams like Hulmeville and penn united in a top team list from PA/NJ/NY and the exclusion of some obvious teams from those states.But the more the better -i like different points of view and would never have looked into hulmeville prior, in PAGS league play vs top 4 they are not so bad1:0 YMS Banshees (#4)0:0 PA CLASSICS Academy 01 (#3)1:2 PENN UTD FORCE FC '01 (#2)0:1 LDC UNITED Attack (#1)vs NJ Teams3:2 NJCSA ELITE-MANALAPAN (NJ) or maybe it was a parent from this team that said hulmeville was one of the better teams.1:1 ISA 01 NPL (NYE)1:0 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC NPL BLACK 01 (NJ) -this is the C team not the NorthEast NPL team
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My experience in over 40 years of soccer. Should be a few high scoring games today. Wind like this takes away from good teams and good defense. Goalies can do nothing. They are frozen to the bone and at this age not ready for this type wind. I see 12 goals between 4 teams just posted. SJEB NJCSA Boca and warrington. I am sure this will be norm for today's scores.
4:20 I agree wind hurts stronger teams who are actually targeting passes more. I think the long ball teams gain an advantage lengthening those long balls. Today just too much. And my daughters team didn't play thankfully!
3:41 pm my guess is a PA poster (Warrington ;)). And they only win when they are able to use their big girls to run over the normal sized ones.
No reason to play today when you have the entire Spring to reschedule.
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5:52State Cup games had to be played today or tomorrow
9:11am NJCSA uses BOCA all the time, especially the coaches kid and their other forward. Not sure BOCA uses many from NJCSA, they are very into their own players development especially since it's another parent coach.
5:52 I agree for league games but NJ cup needed to be played this weekend. Honestly kind of silly to require a cup game, that is going to crown a NJ Champion, based on games played in 30mph winds. Just nonsense.
Yesterday was a good day to refine your ball passing skills on the ground..or try to score from 60m...:)
Yesterday wasn't a good day for anything. I say that and we didn't even lose. Waste of a game.
Our local teams did better than i thought they would out West.Any eyes on the games and thoughts about the event in general?
Event was run well. Fields were a little chewed up. They were in much better shape at last year's Surf Cup. Granted, they were new at that time.Best teams I saw play were SoCal Blues, Eagles, Dallas Sting and Washington.A lot of the ECNL teams get away with simply recruiting athletes. And there were lots of those types running around on the pitch. But those players who had technical ability, along with athleticism (which I'll define as speed, strength and any combination of the two) really stood out, I thought.
Just curious. How many teams have a kid or kids going to id2 this week?
Depends which one you're referring to...PF or in NC?
Was referring to the id2 in raleigh nc. Which teams have kids going? Not sure what the PF one is.
PF by invite onlyRumor is a couple PA girls going to NC, but not confirmed
At the pf public meeting tm announced there were three 2002 girls going to id2 in April. Is there something else? Besides the east coast ntc?
Of course PF will have players going to ID2, it's a known fact of the connections the club has with US Club and US Staff selection committee. So for all those non-ECNL players it's we are overlooked in many ways. Its why I'm happy the Girls DA is coming.
You are so happy for the girls DA? Is that because you expect to move your child to a club with the girls DA? Or are you from a club expecting to be awarded a DA spot and you similarly expect your dd to move right into her DA spot? Let's assume for the sake of argument that your child's club does get the coveted DA designation. Don't you think there will be a flood of kids at tryouts? My son lived through the nascent boys DA. It was amazing the transformation of the club after 2007. It went from barely one team per age group to as many as 5 teams per age group. Unless your kid is clearly one of the very top kids in the club, expect significant competition for roster spots let alone play time. DA requires something like 35% starts, but they can pull a kid at anytime. No playtime guarantees and limited subs with FIFA no reentry rules. DA is about developing the very tops of the roster. If your kid isn't one of those, could be rocky. If she is you will love it. Interesting time as history repeats itself.
10:12 ECNL looking to fight the USSF boy announcing Boys ECNL?Honestly, I'm okay with this.The DA should be for the NT teams and the NWSL and college of course, ODP (since every state has one) should be used as a springboard to a DA team.The ECNL/National League should be D2 and provide the pathway they currently have for players that want to play HS and College with no dreams of NT or pro play. D3 should be NPL/RCL and any other regional league.You need a pyramid and it's only right the USSF is the top.10:12 I agree 100% a DA club will look different after becoming a DA much larger player pool.
yea... can't wait for the DA to take over. They have done an amazing job since 2007 on the boy side. We should be thrilled to get that same level of mediocrity on the girls side... this is my perspective as a fan of the USWNT program - not as a parent.
1012 Great insight thank you from a person coming from the experience, and yes I plan on moving my dd to a club that has girls DA in the future to see what she can really do, thus the reason why we're not making a move to a ECNL club yet knowing it will all change next year. I'm like you referral about top players on a girls DA roster, I think those will get majority of the exposure which they worked hard for vs. just joining a club that has great relationships with a ID programs (NTC, ID2, PDP etc). Let the girl make it on there own with passion and desire not because a club is the whose who of who they know.
10:32 cluelessYou obviously have absolutely no idea how the DA has positively affected the boys' side.Keep watching the cute girls of USWNT Admit it, you are an ECNL parent, and probably from NJ
10:32 are you kidding? what kind of a fan are you? 2007 was 9 years ago. Average age of NT player is? 28? to soon pal to kill the DA - we are down the right path plain and simple.I can tell you we have a few academy players (under 18) in Europe with rights owned by TOP European clubs which we never had before.The women's game is different, if you traveled you would understand the benefits of living in the states. trust me in Europe and other parts of the world there is no behind your back it's straight up in your mug. UEFA and it's members just started investing in the game on the girls side - big difference between WNT and MNT.
coach... your grammar gives you away.
10:45 that's part of the problem we have so many of the 10:32 type soccer fans in high positions at clubs and coaching our kids as well.
Yup...and high school coaches who hate club players because they're threatened..wait...who's coach?
so let's talk Klinsmann for a minute. Due to his lack of tactical acumen I'm not a big fan of his as the manager of the USMNT. However, he wasn't the leader of , but was VERY influential in the re-engineering of youth development in Germany... and i don't think anyone would argue with the resulting success of the German national team. Klinsmann has said over and over that youth development in the US is broken and until it is fixed we will never have a world class program. i happen to agree and don't believe it is a good idea to model a new program after one that isn't as established and successful as many of you think it is.
Good ole USA...not learning from others successesOr better...decides it wants to try socialism after all the great proven results around the world...
Problem with boys youth soccer in America comes down to one thing - there are other sports we play here that are much more popular and pay much more in the end. Period, end of story.
Anybody watch tv last night, may get the same event soon in soccer. Not.
11:58 maybe you missed the Portland vs Orlando City game Sunday nightThey only had an Attendance of 31,114 but the atmosphere was great.
1146 & 1158 Spot on College basketball gets millions of $ and national televised viewing audience. WNT qualifier games for world cup get streamed online and players complaining about salaries. Thus the reason why we are behind in soccer its just not in the US culture versus other countries. Basketball is a big culture here in the US from inner cities to suburbs playing on courts all year round and that's why the rest of the world is behind on that sport. Even some of those players over seas come here to play. So it goes to say it's more of a following vs. re-engineering the system. US make soccer more interesting here and one of the top 3 sports then maybe the system will correct itself.
10:33 - "I plan on moving my dd to a club that has girls DA." I presume you meant to say that your daughter would like to tryout for a DA and you will support her decision to do so.
Hold up 1:19This is about us parents!!!
Parents should certainly be involved with the decision at this age.
1:24 always has been.However, I do support parents that move their kids because they see their kids as being stuck with no room to grow regardless of the reason. It's their money and if they have to shell out 2k a year for the next for years I think they can move their kids where ever they want 8k doesn't grow on a tree for their kids to watch others play regardless of the benefit of fighting for something you want.
Speaking of lesbians, how about Women’s Pro BB? So the college game also has aspiring players and lesbians, which makes watching the games really tough.
Been away for a few days and wanted to respond to an April 3 post regarding insight to the downward trend of the PL squad. As much as we don't want to hear the "injury word", the loss of two of our strongest attackers for up to five weeks (starting before Jeff) and the combinations of my own daughter just not playing well, has left the team not connecting and disjointed in the offensive third. The team is still playing hard and despite all the possibilities of players not caring because they may be heading somewhere else, I haven't seen one case of that. Of course playing five straight against FCV, SS, EM, Empire and the Wildcats can leave a mark. Luckily some of the players that have been playing multiple positions have really stepped it up, and the defense and keeper have kept us in games despite being under considerable pressure. The SS game was a 2-1 game until a very late dead ball foul gave them a scoring opportunity (which they converted of course). That's all the PL news. As Chip Kelly once stated "when you have bad news, 90% of the people don't care and the other 10% are glad". It might be the opposite on here. Good luck this weekend everyone.PL Parent
given the size of our country, i have never, and will never, buy the "we have other sports" excuse. that's a lazy and easy answer.
I agree 2:06, its also very gay.
206 its not the size of the country that many are saying, as 1223 stated which I agree it's the culture in the U.S. There is no emphasis on the marketing the game. You don't have sponsors throwing $'s to our National and professional teams and players are not getting huge endorsements and salaries as other sports. I bet your in 5 years from now when your daughter is in college and she chose a career making almost 6 figures vs. playing soccer professionally she would choose the 6 figure job.
2016 REGION I CHAMPIONS LEAGUE recap by GS 4 LifeNote; this year's season will be representing the 2001s or U16s next season.Last time I posted u13 for the 02s I got yelled at.So here we go with the champion advancing to the Region1 Championshipsand the top 4 qualifying for the National League next season if GREATER BINGHAMTON UNITED FC 01 SELECTdoes not qualify. If they do their spot becomes OPEN as they have already qualified.RED15 (5) BRADDOCK ROAD YC 01 ELITE12 (5) 1776 UNITED FC XTREME 9 (5) HARFORD FC UNITED THUNDER6 (2) CENTURY V 0102 GOLD 3 (4) LOUDOUN SOCCER LOUDOUN 01 G RED 0 (3) RHINOS ELITE SC 01/020 (3) HMMS EAGLE FC 01 SPIRIT**** PWSI COURAGE 01G RED BLUE12 (5) PENN LEGACY 01 BLACK F14 7 (4) EUSA EMPIRE UNITED ROCHESTER GU14 (01/02 ) 6 (2) GREATER BINGHAMTON UNITED FC 01 SELECT6 (3) FC FREDERICK '013 (1) SOUTH SHORE SELECT U14 ELITE3 (3) BEADLING SC BEADLING ELITE **** YARDLEY MAKEFIELD SOCCER YMS BANSHEES **** UKRAINIAN NATIONALS BLASTERS BLACK ***** Eliminated
1:34 - "I think they can move their kids where ever they want." But what if the kid doesn't want to play where the parents want the kid to play? Do the parents drop the ultimatum, play where I want, or don't play at all? If so, doesn't the issue of the day become one of servitude rather than equal pay?
2:23 then the kid picks between playing or not playing.Call me stupid or whatever you want but to pay 2k a year for someone else's kid to play over my daughter at this age just isn't going to happen. Maybe for one year but then we move and if the kid doesn't want to move then she stops playing, since she wasn't good enough anyway right? Like I said money doesn't grow on trees so why should I fund another?Keeping it real there is a level for every child,and If I'm paying 2k and my kid isn't playing she'snot at that level regardless of what i think of her game the people I pay think she's crap, so why would I pay them?
ECNL has been averaging one expansion team per year annually. I think the next round gets added for 2017 once they see how the landscape changes. Hard to know what that looks like. There would be little to no chance of another NJ club if the status quo had not changed. PDA would not have allowed it.
MFA just lost another coach....
ECNL may be over. When is the ECNL Clubs meeting scheduled for? There will be an announcement of changes and future direction at that time.
@1045. Who now? Are there any coaches left?
I don't see a big problem with that now that all teams will be in one location. The consolidation changes things greatly for them. They also have a staff of coaches that all the players know or will get to know. The coach that just left is a good coach, but his other club (the one he owns) just aligned with World Class, so nobody should be surprised he's gone.
Seriously 3:00? You must be kidding right??? What kind of coaching do you get when they are on their 5 game of the day? These guys have day jobs too. How on earth are they going to be able to do it all and provide any kind of quality focus to the kids???
3pm how do you know his club aligned with World Class unless you are part of Match Fit. Seems to me you are covering for your MF coaches, must be a suck up parent.
Heard about loss of coaches. And just look and yes u14s coaches aligned with WC. So both left I guess. And how can two coaches cover 6 teams
7:10 I am sure they have it well covered. They did not get to where they are listening to whiny parents/coaches complain on a soccer blog.
Please 9:02. Are you giving credit to those U14 teams to the MF staff? Youve got to be kidding. Let's look at the players attending NT camps and top ID's. Brought in and developed by the coach thats leaving. And no I'm not the coach. He alone built up a majority of the ECNL team and the entire NE NPL team. Just ask any of the parents. You're one of the parents that doesn't like him and that's fine. That's on every team. I'm sure he's hoping you don't ask him for any favors in the future.
9:54 - I am sure when a coach leaves for whatever reason, there are coaches that can step in and do a similar job. Everyone is replaceable. If you think otherwise then you are still in the same job your whole life. I guess if you're not the coach, which you probably are, then you are irreplaceable and the soccer world is reliant on you. And I am sure this super-coach that you speak of was so highly regarded that it must have been tough to let him go. Or not.I am pretty sure I won't be asking him for favors. I wouldn't know him if he fell on me.
Question would now be if Match Fit u14 ECNL players will all go to WCOf course this wouldn't include the NJX group going to PDA
Ex-MF coach players will follow him to WC. Wait on it.
That might be an interesting mergeWC ECNL + many of Match Fit ECNL players ('01s)while Match Fit consists of players moving up from their NPL team and any players they can attract from outside
Depending on which 02's follow him. If a majority of MF ECNL and NPL players move to WC and combine with their ECNL/NPL teams WC could quickly be extremely competitive at U15. Again it depends who makes the move. BYC could help WC at that age immensely.
Why would any parent be that naive to follow a daddy coach to a new club, after he was poaching players from a club that was paying him? What would make anyone think that coach will not do it again? Caveat emptor.
If what you're saying is true and he's actually poaching players I'm wondering why your kid wasn't "poached".
Cant be considered poaching if a player follows coach to another clubDid the club - World Class - poach the coach, knowing players would follow?
Investigate the circumstance if you wish, coaches that left are not "daddy coaches," but yes one had a daughter play. But so did MF DOC, so I guess he would then be a "daddy coach" too.Here's my take, the departure was obviously planned, if they lined their club up with WC. Cant imagine you can just do that.MF had to get rid of him before he took players, although that probably already happened.and, you don't just jump off the ECNL ship so easily. Clubs and Coaches seem to be leaving. Just odd
I dont know anything, but maybe the coach wants to build up the club he owns and runs by aligning it with WC. Maybe this has nothing to do with the team at MF.
Am I the only one who is lost? What club has aligned with world class?
former MF U 14 coach has a club that lined up with WC.
Match Fit ECNL and NPL
the parent that keeps referencing "daddy coach" is a parent on MF. we have heard you complain about this over and over, give it up already. We know who you are on this blog. as stated, this coach plays players who deserve to play. he is an extremely great coach and probably the best coach around that assures players and parents get along.to argue your point, he is not pouching players personally if players that came with him, leave with him. Question is where you asked or do you plan on following?Next, this coach has not provided information what where he is coaching next year. Why are we assuming he is coaching an ECNL team next year? I know this because I asked him what his plans are, he did not provide any insight except that he focused on growing his club. I told him I would follow him, all he said was I appreciate it and he did not say anything at the practice we were at on his plans. So I am waiting more information.
There's more than one parent in the MF U14 landscape that keeps harping the daddy coach. The PA and NY parents are tired of hearing it right guys/gals?
To add to above poster. WC ecnl coaches have already been announced for next year. He is not one of them at this time.
I see San Diego Surf FC moving in on NY turf. Looks like Westchester County. Having tryouts which could pull from NJ/NY. They are a dominant force in ECNL out West for sure.
Interesting and sad about SD Surf. It just goes to show how disjointed and hostile the local clubs are to each other, that a club from across the country will try to exploit the dissatisfaction of the local youth soccer landscape.
Where do you see the list of wc coaches next year?
3:41 I thought you were staying at MF next fall?
Putting Yousth Soccer Rankings to the test this weekend at PDA kickoffF1(1) 37.33 NEFC ELITE (MA) (2) 35.94 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY ECNL (NJ)(3) 35.11 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SOUTH NPL (NJ) 34.45 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY AJAX (NJ)(4) 34.52 LEHIGH VALLEY UNITED (PAE)(5) 33.34 YANKEE UNITED FC BLAST NPL 01 BLUE (CT)(6) 33.19 MORRIS UNITED SA STA NPL (NJ) (7) 32.93 TSF ACADEMY (NJ) (8) 32.91 MASSAPEQUA SC NPL LIL ROWDIES (NYE) 32.72 MASSAPEQUA SC NPL (NYE)NEFC = +1 vs Storm, +2 vs Ajax, +4 vs STA, +5 vs TSFStorm = +1 vs LVU, +2 vs Yankee, +3 vs Massapequa-------------------------------------------------------------------F2(1) 34.12 NEFC PREMIER NORTH (MA)(2) 34.06 MATCH FIT ACADEMY FC NPL (NJ)(3) 33.91 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NORTH NPL (MD) 33.53 PLAYERS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NORTH NPL DRAGONS (NJ)(4) 33.02 FC BOSTON SCORPIONS NPL (MA)(5) 32.32 WEST WINDSOR PLAINSBORO MERCER FC SPURS (NJ) (6) 32.16 BEADLING SC PREMIER (PAW)(7) 31.74 FC BUCKS ECNL (PAE) (8) 30.76 NEW JERSEY RUSH GREY (NJ) NEFC = +0 MF NPL, +0 vs Dragons, +1 vs Boston, +3 FC BucksMF NPL = +2 vs Mercer, +2 vs Beadling, +4 NJ Rush
As a parent after the Fall season ended I thought this team and this coach we're top notch. Though I still feel that way, this whole thing could have been handled much better by the club, the coach, and the parents. The kids seem to be taking it in stride, I don't tell my daughter more thank she needs to know... But these kids talk. As a poster above said, everyone's replaceable. I wish the coach well, he can definitely coach and he probably should stay off this board. It's way too obvious when he posts, but I understand as I would be unhappy if I was in the same position.
MF have major issues, major internal issues, major parent issues.
5:55 Enlighten the board. which posts are from the coach? Not part of MF. Love the drama
Where is announcement of WC affiliation
very good option, I was not aware of this. thanks 8:21
6:20 Be enlightened.. Here are the posts that are from the ex-coach... I am probably missing one or twoi will just use today 4/7/2016:8:30 (too easy)8:21 6:20 (too easy)6:18 2:5810:43 (obviously)8:55Yesterday, there's a bunch more...
You people are nuts!! So both PDA and MF ECNL go 2-1 in San Diego and MF is in first place in league play on way back to SD for ECNL nationals yet they are a mess? Who says PDA peeps do not blog here. Wow!! And then the next answer is girls from northwest NJ are going to drive to WC in Westchester?? Again, you are all nuts!! God bless them if they do.....
8:45 - the 2:58 post- is a post- I posted. Wonder how many others you listed are other bloggers
WC is not in Westchester. Other side of the hudson
8:45 don't be so upset about being not being poached. Lmao
9:20 Okay, one wrong, from one day.Do you really feel the need to defend him? Seriously?Whatever works. I'm done with this.
Hey 845 I'm 620 and I could have written a bunch of the others. My kid plays for MfaKnew the info so I answered the question.
Not sure I understand this, but Seattle Reign announces it's youth academy will Join the ECNL next year and not the DA. Huh?
8:45 I'm 8:30, my kid is not a top 25 player. This program seems to fit my daughter and players like her.Reading these posts, 8:45 you must have an issue with the coach. wonder why you are attacking him? several posts you listed have been other posters. If you have a personal vendetta, you should speak to him directly. Just an observation.
Yes it's a time bomb now at MF.
I hear the same thing at most of the top clubs. The grass isn't any greener anywhere else. These issues are pretty much everywhere.
Ok let's refocus here - MF will not implode, there are politics in every single team given the competitive nature of the sport and the militancy of the parents; the parents have a choice to change the team or to stick through the changes and look for opportunities for their children.Bottom line is the most talented children will be visible and being in a steady, nourishing team will enable their growth better than continuous change.And that is what delineates the top teams/clubs.
Re: this Match Fit thingI think folks just want to know which 2001s that currently play for Match Fit will be with their ECNL 2001 (U16) club come November when the new season takes shape. And who will be running the sessions, managing the games.Anyone thinking of trying out there wants to know what type of ship they will be joining.Player and coach movement should not be so frowned upon.
10:00 no disrespect - but these are questions that should be asked when your kid is training with the team or at tryouts. Taking info from an anonymous board is crazy, because you don't know the source of the info and yes it makes a difference - a parent who's kid plays all the time will not have issues with anything besides results. The parent of the kid who doesn't play as much will find every thing wrong valid or not.As far as I know MF will have an ECNL team that will play in ECNL showcases plus league. They are currently in 1st place and on pace to play at nationals this will put them on the radar for next season regardless of who the coach is or isn't. Will players leave - no idea - but if they do they will be replaced - will the results be the same better or worse? only time will tell. Exposure you will get.
Looking at this MF mess from the outside, it looks like the shit hit the fan with the merger of NJX. Are the NJX parents now running the show? Did the DOT make too many promises that he can't keep? Or are the NJX parents upset with the old coach because he played the best players and they did not include the NJX girls?
Yes, Yes and Yes. I'm sure MatchFit rues the day they ever got involved with that mess of a group from NJX. Just not worth all the drama they bring everywhere they go.
NJX parents dont run a thing. They are leaving.Why? I dont know - since it seems the Jefferson core is leaving.I guess driving far for your kid is too tough for some.
11:09NJX girls are gifted. They played.
Wait did you just say Jefferson and NJX core leaving MF - WOW looks like a lot of ECNL playing time is available. Thanks for the update
Good time to get in a session with them, true
Sticking with ECNL - new teams for 2016/2017 - 3 NWSL Academies to join very interesting. Boston Breakers Academy (MA)Seattle Reign Academy (WA)Tampa Bay United (FL)Western New York Flash Academy (NY)Weston FC (FL)---------------------------------New EnglandMA - FC Boston ScorpionsMA - Boston Breakers Academy aka NEFC EliteMA - FC StarsCT - Connecticut FCCT - FSA FCNYW - Western New York Flash AcademyNYE - World Class FCMetroNYE - Albertson FuryNYE - East Meadow Soccer ClubNJ - Match Fit AcademyNJ - PDAPAE - Continental FCPAE - FC BucksPAE - Penn Fusion SA
When the dust clears MF will be left with a shell of the talent they had at this age group.Just totally mismanaged this from a business perspective.
So I'm assuming now there will be 19 league games played next season for U15 - U18's ECNL clubs correct. Playing clubs twice in your current Metro Bracket and once in the other?
12:38 - Wow this is a chess game between GDA and ECNL. The ECNL announcement stated "multiple-year commitments from each of the new clubs joining the ECNL this fall"So if NWSL teams are aligning for multiple-years with ECNL, who will be the main teams going to DA? This pissing match between US Soccer and ECNL will just hurting our girls... putting our clubs (and kids) right in the middle. Does our ECNL club move to the DA if they get accepted - do they stay ECNL... how do they know what move to make?If I'm sitting on the board of our club, what is my recommendation?
What qualifications does your club have in terms of what DA requires?Is this your club's goal - or are you happy with the niche you have carved out?Dont do it just so you can say you can be the big cheese vs other clubs. Do what you do well - and be proud of it. Allow the players to leave for higher levels without regret from your side as well. Be happy they are challenging themselves and welcome them back should they fail
What I think will happen.ECNL clubs that qualify will apply for GDA for their 1st teams with ECNL being an option for kids that want to play HS as level 2, NPL/National League will be their 3rd tier followed by local state leagues. Time will tell -but with their most recent additions and their expansion on the boys side they are not going anywhere.
It will end up being either ECNL or DA choice for Clubs when the smoke clears.If you think the Federation is going to sit still and let ECNL Clubs drive this issue you haven't been paying attention. This is really all about control and $$$.
I agree, its either or, not both. The GDA will not be profitable for the clubs, and they will pass if given this take-it, or leave-it option by USSF.
Can someone explain to me how the Boy's DA is funded (Trainers Salaries, Games, Fields, Refs, Travel etc.) Just curious how it will impact clubs financially if they take on both Boys and Girls DA. ECNL is fully funded by parents.
At my daughters club the boys DA is less than regular teams @1000 for the year, but that does not include travel and costs. However, we are a small club compared to some others, so our story is unique. I have to give credit to our club for not jacking our fees to supplement the boys DA, we only have 1 age group U13/14
Should be a beautiful day for tournament tomorrow, just make sure you bring an orange ball.
30 minute halfs? Are you kidding me!
Ha! eewp talking about Manhattan.Weather can come at any timeEnjoy!
Looks like some PL girls heading to Rage. That team really appears to be going in all sorts of directions. So much for sticking together.
Inside info coming from all clubs. The saga continues..
Are their better players supposed to turn down offers from stronger clubs/teams based on if their teammates get offers too? Of coarse they wont! It's everyone for themselves.
Those have to be the weaker kids. Who would choose rage over penn fusion or even classics with the DA looming if the option was there? At least rage aspires to be more than just a rec club.
The USSF will make their money regardless of what clubs participate, FEES!!The USSF has club guidelines and could care less which club participates.The ECNL was run by a few clubs who will no longer have a say is the real issue here.Take club ABC United (from my world)They have a GDA team, ECNL team, NPL team, EDP team and JAGS team.Players have the complete package for their level of play4 teams with 18 players each = 72 players - add $100 to every player and your GDA is free or the same as charging the 18 players 2k each.It's really simple but we like to over complicate things
How many clubs can field 5 teams per age group?
I hate Massapequa, but I got to give them credit for playing Storm to a 0-0 draw. I also hate STA, more, but again have to give them props for beating Ajax this morning, good job NYCSL NPL!
Wow Ajax lost to STA. That might be STA's 1st strong result this year. So much for strength of NE-NPL League as they again crapped out when stepping outside their ECNL B and C Team cocoon.What happened to poster last week saying the 3 NE-NPL Teams from MatchFit and PDA were the top 3 teams in NJ outside of the 2 ECNL Teams.
Where did these teams play today? Is there a tournament going on?
4:58 Is that much of a weenie, and d-bag... here's a dime, go buy a clue.
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