11:32So I'm curious, how did Lyon do in their rematch with South Shore? What's that you say? You didn't qualify for the final? Maybe you'll keep your trashy mouth shut next time.
11:32 - you should check your facts before opening your mouth. South Shore beat Lyon in the final in penalty kicks, 2-1. Online stats are wrong.
Lyon played a great game. 0-0 tie for 60 or 70 minutes.About 8 or 9 shots on goal for Lyon and about five or six for South Shore including a PK which was stuffed by Lyon goalie mid-game.Then went to PK's and it was 2-1 South Shore. Great job by both goalies all game too btw...
Both great teams. Great job to all the teams that made the tournament. Lyon represented NJ well.
Looks like tsf won red bracket 8v8
This was really nice to read.I wish this blog was alwaysReader friendly.
I watched some of the final game. In my opinion I have never seen 2 quality well coached teams at this age. If there is a team out there better than south shore or PDA is like to see them. It was back and fourth. It's nice to see quality soccer like that. All I can say is wow.
The real ? Is what happened to real/Medford they got killed 7-0 by sdfc.....guess that striker from PDA didn't help that much
South shore is the best team at this age on the east coast I think...PDA Lyon is a good team ashame people hate them so much but can't say they are not good...it seems like people generally hate PDA and Sjeb not sure y but whatever
2:56What's sad is, you don't have the guts to sign your real name to your comment which makes you a coward. Then you attacked an 11 year old which makes you despicable. Are you that upset she left your team? Players come and go all the time, get over it, it's not about you, it's about the players. I must say though, time stamp is interesting...says a lot about who it may be.Btw - the player you're referring to helped us to a WAGS final, a Jeff Cup win and a top 10 ranking in the state. We'll take players like her every day of the week!Congrats to SDFC; coach Rich has done an outstanding job with them, they are by far the best team we've ever played - Voorhees and SJEB East are the only two SJ teams in their class. No shame in losing to them.
2:56 - Grammar is your friend. Go back to remedial English class before coming on here to talk bad about little girls. Keep it positive.
Just exactly who are the south jersey trailer park academy's your referring to? PDA does have two teams in the south jersey area that lost to south jersey academy's in the PDA tournament so it would be interesting what the all mighty PDA parents have to say about that. Over the girls all had a great weekend full of some good soccer and lots of fun with friends.
I've read that NJCSA (Cedar Stars) and Marlboro Soccer has formed a strategic alliance. As a resident of Monmouth county, I'm curious to see how this plays out. Could it be a compelling alternative to Match Fit in Holmdel or Wildcats in Long Branch? Will players from Marlboro Spirit move to NJCSA team?I know they're currently in the midst of tryouts, as it's that time of year. What are some solid club alternatives for girls in the Monmouth county area that don't want to venture too far yet want a competitive experience to develop?
The Watchung Hills Pumas seek committed, high-level players for their Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 U12G team. The Pumas will look to play in either MNJYSA Flight 1 and/or in JAGS next year. The team will participate in multiple tourneys and engage in winter futsal training.The team is professionally trained and coached by Dutch Total Soccer trainers (Soccer Centers). Bart-Jan Overmaat has coached the team for the last 3 years. The team primarily practices and plays on turf fields in Warren.Tryouts will be Saturdays, April 25 & May 2, from 4:30-6pm at Duderstadt Field (grass) in Warren. You must register in advance. For more information about the tryouts go to http://www.whsa.org/. If you have any questions about the WHSA Pumas or have a conflict with the tryout dates, please e-mail parent coach Jen Sifert at email@example.com
Heard Marlboro won state cup game vs Lyon. What was final score?
Despite defending the entire game with 9 girls in the box Marlboro lost toLyon 2 - 1 in OT. A just result and reward for tge team that DOMINATED the game
So the mighty PDA Lyon almost lost to a town team, interesting.
TRY OUTS: Today Monday April 27th 6-7:30pm SJEB 03 East at Tuckahoe Turf Farm. If anyone is interested contact Head Coach - Les Lunsford - firstname.lastname@example.org
You have to give the Marlboro coach credit. After getting out scored 13-1 in two previous games he packed the box with 7 girls. With that being said is that developing his team? They had 1 chance on a goalie error and capitalized. Their only shot on goal. PDA had numerous chances but just couldn't finish. Tying the game late and winning in overtime are what great teams do. Find a way to win.
lol....so now the spin is great teams find a way to win, after all the talk of how they were going to blow Marlboro out...pathetic
What talk? I can't find anything on here saying PDA was going to blow them out. Now you're making stuff up. Shame on you.
April 27, 2015 at 9:01 AMPlease refer back to comments made "allegedly" by teams between April 3rd & 5th. So the above poster was not making stuff up.
Anonymous said...You mean this made up stuff?Should be a close game between Lyon and Marlboro. Marlboro has a good chance of "smoking" Lyon just like they did last fall in EDP. Oh wait....April 3, 2015 at 5:27 PMAnonymous Anonymous said...C'mon the diff was only 12 in those two games. Should be a barn burner.April 5, 2015 at 11:26 AM
Marlboro played a good defensiveGame.And now we move on to the nextOne!
Look no further than this blog to find out why people don't like PDA. I feel bad for the kids to have parents like this.
Look Marlboro played with passionwhat else do you want.
Good for Marlboro. You would not have predicted that result off of the previous games. They are a good team, and on any given day you will get a game like that.
I see Sjeb east lost to PDA shore......wonder how that game went
to 1:44. Of course you could not have predicted the result because in the previous two games Marlboro made an attempt to play an offensive game instead of attempting 80 minutes of defense and hope for PK's. The only offensive thing about their games was their parents
LOL...a PDA parent complaining about Marlboro parents...now that is grand
Yes it is. Just like winning games
PDA tryouts are tomorrow is anyone is interested. Based on the hate on this thread, will anyone show up?
Yes it is. Just like winning gamesApril 27, 2015 at 2:41 PMThis just proves you are an asshole. I pray for your child.
I am sure you will get a fine turn out. There are plenty of people that think their kid can only succeed at an academy program.
An atheist walks into a bar......and immediately tells everyone he is an atheist
9:34 I'm afraid you'll get the same lame ass excuse that PDA is only for parents wanting to waste money on academy fees. Talk is cheap. Play it out on the field and let the results speak for themselves. Going to be interesting on how Lyon will stack up against Middletown for state cup semi. Maybe Middletown will learn from Marlboro and have ALL 11 girls in the box. :-)
bbsc parent, just lost 0-1 to middletown sonic in state cup quarter finals, incredible team and parents were extremely gracious. clapping for our girls as they crossed the field. I wish them well in the future cup games.They are so strong and fast but i was proud our girls held them to only one.
Thank you Middletown parent. Nice try.
Dear PDA parents, Everyone respects your team. No doubt the girls have skill and put forth the time and effort to make themselves better. There is no jealousy since anyone can tryout for the team. PDA has an image problem because of you, the parents. You do not have 1 ounce of humility and your complete lack of respect for other teams and the effort they put into soccer is disgusting. So please stop playing the jealousy card or the disrespect card, they don't exist. The only card that exists is the asshole card and it is being played by you on a daily basis.
The funny thing is if Lyon lose or have a close game this forum blows up. It works both ways.
Everyone at the end of theday how old are girls and whoIs playing the games not us!!Just relax.
2015/16 U11 Girls We're looking for a developmental team for our 10 year old in the monmouth area. Looked at PDA Shore but after reading many of the posts here it verifies just what we're trying to stay away from. Any suggestions for a team focused on developing young players?
And you believe everything you read?
10:54 PM, don't know how to prove i am not a middletown parent, but we (bbsc) have played pda, but never lyon and we have never played voorhees, beat sjbe in hard fought tournament, then they beat us, some of those parents are a little much, beat sdfc indoor state tournament, but not really a good indicator, 8 v 8 indoors with penalty kicks, anyone can win. just thought that they were a good team i thought we could outrun them, yeah right as we were exhausted in the last couple of minutes. and the middletown parents clapped as the girls crossed the field, didn't have to, see, you can compliment another team and your head will not explode. :)
PDA try-outs today. Turn-out was more than I expected - 90+ girls. A bit overwhelming to even pick your daughter out. Seemed like some good players but tough to stand out. My daughter was one of taller players but no way to know what coaches(3 of them) are looking for. Sprint contest contest at the end. Girls were told they have to come to 2nd tryout so I guess no one gets cut after this first try...
Was this pda north ? Do all current players have to try out as well?
90? That is tough to stand out. How many do they keep?
Over the past few years, they have turned over a handful of girls, estimating 10-12 girls, primarily on their blue team which is feeder program for main Lyon team. Saw some excellent girls yesterday though it is tough to standout which such a huge crowd. The sprint race was interesting, I think a Lyon player won. We attend the tryouts to see where we stand against everyone else.
(my daughter is U10- but there is no forum for that so I hope it's ok to ask here) This is our first time going on the tryout circuit. We finished with Rush this past weekned (large turn out for U10) and are in the middle of the SJEB tryouts. Rush says we'll hear back by the end of the week if my daughter made a team (they will have 2, blue & black -- not sure which is A and which is B). The coach (a coach?) said they give you a few days to accept your spot on the team, then they move down the list. The problem is I would much prefer SJEB, but I'd hate to pass on Rush and have her not make the SJEB team (at tryouts the SJEB coach said they are currently carrying almost a full roster -- though I saw at least 2 girls from SJEB @ the Rush tryout, so maybe more spots will open up).I'm just not sure how to play this game. I have a good feeling my daughter will make one of the Rush teams -- most likely B -- based on how they ran the tryouts and pulled certain girls up to play with the current players, I'm just not sure if it's worth it to put her on a Rush B team before finding out if she made the SJEB. Any insight is welcome.
At this age go where your daughter feels more comfortable. She is the one that has to enjoy it.
Crazy turnout for PDA considering that Lyon isn't likely to have more than a few spots open up at best. My advice to any parent would be to have no issue with your child on their B team even if you think she's talented enough. Work hard, be positive, and when they expand the roster in two years move over. My kid is not at PDA, but I know a lot of the staff. Good luck to your kid.
I'm surprised at the turnout if those numbers are accurate. Seems by the conversations on this blog everyone but PDA parents hate PDA.
People hate the PDA parents, not the team.
For some reason parents are fixated on college soccer opportunities. Rarely ever hear it questioned if it is a good choice in the first place. Then there is fear this "prize" is jeopardized if they don't try to compete at a program like PDA.Also attracts hyper-competitive families with apparently unlimited soccer budgets.
The Middletown Sonic Dynamite U-11, soon to be U-12 team is holding tryouts:Monday May 11 & Wednesday May 13 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM atFairview Fields 3 & 4. Our team competes in the EDP League, NJ State Cup, EDP Cup and many high level tournaments. For field directions and to register for tryouts, please visit: http://www.middletownsoccer.com/
PDA parents are very nice at this age group. I am one of them. The hate and negative talk on this blog is not from one of us. It is a troll trying to make us look bad. Anyone can go on here and say they are a PDA parent while posting negative things.
Yes I agree just go to oneOf the games and see for yourself.This blog is not fair to any team.
Question for PDA Lyon parent. How many times a week do you practice?
All PDA girls teams practice on tues and thurs.
2X is the right amount. If your kid wants more, send them to WST or Parisi. Or let them do some other things. Helps avoid burnout which is real. Also why clubs need to have a firm rule on taking at least 30 days off 2X a year.
When are next PDA tryouts? Are the call backs tonight and tuesday night?
Next PDA North tryouts are next Thursday, May 7. Anyone can show up as long as you register prior.
What's happening East Coast people? I see you are still going at it about who's is better then who.. LOL. Wanted to know how true these rankings are for Region 1.http://youthsoccerrankings.usI see Jefferson Cup 11v11 champions are still going strong. Where is South Shore Elite when you're looking for them.
Hey Liverpool it's great thatall you do is chase points wedo not care about got soccerReally and on the east coastWe are working on team relationshipsnot who is better!!have a greatday!!
South Shore Select is ranked #1 in Region 1. What can you be making fun of them about???Lyon is ranked #1 in NJ and Midfletown #4.
PDA parent here that went to SJA tryouts and loved them. Looks like they are really pulling a great program together for a promising U12 fall girls team. I am going if my daughter makes the team. The coaching was involved and on point. Girls welcoming and involved. Looks to be s very challenging year soccer wise and that's what we are looking for. Good work SJA !! Wasn't sure you were going to do. Now I'm hoping to jump aboard.
10:59. You must be an SJA parent trying to promote your team. Pda is light years ahead of SJA. If your daughter plays for pda she will have no problem making that team although I don't understand why she would want to. They are a bunch of mosa players with a few skilled players. They have no style and play kick and run. The coach will tell you himself that they play a direct style (kick and run). They can not put two passes together. They will also have trouble adding any quality players in the future.
No your wrong.. I'm with PDA now and not happy coach has no personality. And I doubt any coach would say that. Believe what u want. They beat us by putting passes together.
Folks remember there are a few different PDA teams at this age. Doubt this person's daughter plays for Lyon. That coach is excellent.
12:22 in guessing your daughter plays for pda shore which is just the toms river town team with pda on the shirts. They play kick and run like SJA. My daughter has played both teams and trust me there is no passing with either of these clubs. They both boot the ball up field and never work out of the back. Why anybody would pay good money for this is beyond me. Do yourself a favor and find a club that teaches kids to play possession soccer. These kick and run teams will fade out in another year. They will have a hard time competing against properly trained teams. Don't be fooled into thinking a team is good because they win playing this style.
Good luck to the teams
I actually know the parent talking of moving to sja from PDA & they are ABSOLUTLEY RIGHT. And the club team you tAlk of that put PDA on their shirts beat academy teams time & time again including Lyon in TRFC Memorial Day tourn. Maybe if shore got what they were promised & didn't get fooled & lied to things would be different. We were a better team as a club team. Our club team did not play "kick & run". Our coaches & trainers cared about our girls. We have gone backwards. We "drank the koolaid" on this one. Hindsight is 20/20.
Looks like the pda shore experiment didn't last a year. Sounds like their are many unhappy families.
I don't think Lyon played in that tournament. Maybe Lyon Blue. If you don't understand the difference, you should not be posting about it.
No I understand the difference clearly we beat Lyon as a club team & haven't seen them since bc they are usually playing u12. The last I saw them play in a tourn at u11 was the PDA tourn. By no stretch of the imagination do I think what has happened to our team now do I think we could beat them. At the beginning of merger just about a year ago we beat Lyon blue now we lose to them. Shows a lot of progress & development????? I clearly know the difference btwn the PDA teams.
And I specifically remember a comment made by a mother on Lyon after beating them 2-1 as myself & my daughter walked past her that we would've never beat them without our goalie & the rest of our team wasn't good. My daughter was in tears. I sent her to the car & walked back & Gave this mother a piece of my mind.
11:38. Sure you did. You must get paid to bash PDA.
Yes I'm being paid to bash a club I have my kid play on that makes sense. No I'm paying and getting nothing in return THATS THE PROBLEM so if you see it as bashing PDA than call it what you want. There's plenty of great teams & coaches from PDA....we are not getting what was promised
Leave PDA Shore, Toms River had a pretty good team to begin with. People get all caught up with the name on the front of the jersey, some parents have to have their kids at PDA. PDA is not the only game in town and until people realize that, they will continue to milk you.
2:11 Did you discuss your concerns with PDA mgmt or the coach? Would think that would be the place to start. You also have the option for trying out with another team. Plenty of awesome teams in the area. If you hate PDA so much, just leave.
Does anyone know why PDA was removed from GOTSOCCER rankings, PDA Lyon and Lyon Blue?
PDA Lyon Blue is ranked 25 in NJ, I didn't see PDA Lyon
They are showing up in the U12 rankings. This always happens with PDA teams in the spring. Someone in the club must go in and roll their date forward in GotSoccer which screws their ranking up.
Yes trying discussing it w those at the top every question was answered w a question. I was like it was scripted. There's a part of me that wants to go straight to mike oneill but I'm leaving it's not worth the aggravation.
The Middletown Sonic Dynamite U-11, soon to be U-12 team is holding tryouts:Monday May 11 & Wednesday May 13 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM atFairview Fields 3 & 4. Our team competes in the EDP League, NJ State Cup, EDP Cup and many high level tournaments.For field directions and to register for tryouts, please visit: http://www.middletownsoccer.com/
PDA only cares about their top team. B & C teams are just funding the club. TRFC got screwed and now we're paying for it.
1:01 - why not form your own team, hire an excellent coach, reserve training facilities and show PDA how it's done?
6:20....you think like myself & a handful of other parents do. Problem is the core of our team is split about walking away. They are stuck on the promise, the PDA letters, the opportunities that the club will offer blah blah blah. The girls have been together for half their lives we were trying to keep them together but bc the parents are split on the decision it looks like that won't happen. But showing PDA how it's done is exactly what we want to do & plan on doing. Even if only 4 or 5 of us leave.
This takes the cake, and that is saying something.
I like cake.
How was the PDA Lyon tryout tonight?
Parents are the epitome of what's wrong withyouth sports today.
Kids team not winning or playing all that well is not solely on the program and coach. Who shows up for tryouts, development level of each player, how team gets along and supplemental training will also have a great impact on how the team is performing. Don't get me wrong, coach matters immensely but they can only do so much with the talent that shows. If you truly believe PDA is the problem, move on. Based on their tryout attendance, they have a deep pool of replacements to pick from.
Biggest problem with coaches today is that they let their desire to win impede the development of their players.
@9:40AMSo very true.
Good luck to all teams playing state cup this weekend.
SJEB East 5PDA South Barcelona 0
Barcelona will rebound we are a tight unit, our girls play better on turf .It was alot closer than score.Sjeb will play or elite team tommorow
PDA Lyon 3, Middletown 0PDA completely outplayed them. Would have been worse but M'town goalie made some nice saves.
You are a tight group alright, all 12 or 13 of you. Please stop with the score should have been closer. We should have beaten you 8-0 today.
Gotta love the humility of some of the parents on this forum!
These posts are not from PDA or sjeb parents; these comments are from a classless human being that obviously was not present for the games and is trying to get people fired up.....Pathetic!!!!!
Anyone know outcome of Voorhees vs U10 PDA team?
As good as they are technically, and as well as they are trained, no way they beat Voorhees.
Voorhees squeaked by 2-1
Go PDA Strikers! Always nice to see a team play up and do well. Congrats to both sides. 2-1 against Voorhees is a great result.
11:56. You can do all the talking you want after tomorrow's game. Make sure you get plenty of rest.
The team my daughter is on has played all the good teams other than Lyon. Very impressed by the Strikers, and they keep getting better. That is going to be a special group. They get beat playing up, but they are very technical and play the game the way it should be played. as good or better than Lyon age wise IMO.
"as good or better than Lyon age wise IMO."They were very very good in the state cup but to claim being better than Lyon may be premature because of the big field. You may not be factoring in the importance of overall team speed and goalie on the big field.As technical as you are, there is not speed everywhere on the team like there in on other of the elite, elite PDA teams. By the time you get to the big field, Coach better have found additional speed at tryouts and a US or Regional level goalie before you can say you are better than Lyon IMO.
Ok Striker parent nice team LetsJust leave it at.
@7:55 pm a special group ya ok if the fathers don't kill each other and rip apart all there teammates, talking about teammates and other parents would be a great team for dr.phil
Hard for an outsider to know about team chemistry, I was just commenting on what I see on the field. God forbid anyone compliment another team on this board.
It's funny how you all cry about Lyon! It's more of a laugh that your best players show up to our tryouts all humbled and wide eyed! Then I start crying with laughter at the fact we send your little Alex Morgan to our B team! Hysterical!
10:42 are PDA fees that much more than other clubs? They do offer financial assistance for those that can't afford the full fee. Not sure what "best team money can buy" comment comes from?Congrats to PDA Lyon. Well deserved win against some tough competition.
What was the Lyon-Barons score?
Lyon won 4-0. Barons had 3-4 shots on goal, Lyon pretty much controlled the whole game. 4 different players scored and defense was solid. Looks like they had a more difficult time with Middletown yesterday.
What was Middletown score?
Middletown looked tougher than SJEB but that team won't exist in 1-2 years. Town teams can't keep it together. Even voorhees is not the same as a year ago. Get ready for womens academies in the near future because there is money to be made.
Middletown score was 0-3 vs LyonThis team may end soon. They are posting on here for tryout info. Not to mention one of their star players has been at many MFA practices and tryouts.
Heard Lyon didn't take anyone from tryouts.
Not true about the lyonTry outs there will be somecall backs to train with theTeam next week after the thatthe decision will be made atThat time.
How many girls got call backs for Lyon and Lyon blue team? I heard only a couple.
We hope We don't have any Middletown players joining our team. Nothing against the girls, we just don't to associate with any of their parents. No class.
No money in the women's game, that is why if they do academies it will be interesting how they pay for it. The USWNT wins the cup, that movemeny may have trouble keeping momentum.
Where are the other girls from that got call back from?
Only the coach knows.
Nothing like class withlanguage like that see!!Lol.
So PDA wins the 11 V 11 state cup and all the PDA parent is worried about is what Middletown is doing?
I think it's more about Middletown parent worried if her kid made Lyon.
Why would a star player go to MFA? That makes no sense at all.
SDFC has their tryouts posted on this blog, are they in trouble?
"Why would a star player go to MFA? That makes no sense at all."1. A year from today the MFA team will be better than most in the Monmouth Ocean area. Yesterday the U13 MFA with mostly MOSA girls won the state cup.2. A year from today the Pre-ECNL team will be out of Raritan and kids from great town team will be fighting for the one or two spots available.3. Not every kid on town teams like Vorhees, Middletown or Marlboro are from those towns. They have no allegiance to that team. Just as they were recruited to leave their own town teams to join yours, it is now happening to them again because they are good.
BTW - All these supposed negative posts making PDA out to be bad people supposedly concerned about Middletown or whatever are really coming from nervous Middletown parents try to make it look that way.In my experience MFA or PDA parents care nothing about other teams. You see nothing on here about SJEB or Marlboto etc. That is because it's probably people afraid of the end coming so they bash a MFA or PDA so bad as to scare the star player from leaving. I'll bet the administrator can confirm that...
The person posting as a PDA parent is probably a PDA Lyon Blue parent upset that her child can't make Lyon so she is trying to stir the pot.
9:35. I don't think so. You're probably just a sad, angry parent who lost a state cup match this weekend. Good thing your kid didn't make PDA, otherwise you would know that Lyon and Lyon Blue parents are a tight knit bunch of good people. Might want to steer your kids to dance. There is a reality show that you would be a star on.
I want to clarify I'm not a PDA or Match fit parent. With that being said all top level jersey soccer players will eventually look to be playing for an ecnl club. That does not mean other town teams will not be competitive. If you feel your daughter has what it takes in no way will these clubs not be happy to welcome you aboard. There are 100''s of talented players in the area. Unfortunately there are only a limited amount of spots on these teams. Good luck in whatever direction you may choose.
Why so bitter PDA parent? Such anger and vile coming from you. Just know, you will be the reason your daughter doesn't succeed, you are a terrible role model. I am going to laugh my ass off in a few years when the rosters changes and you are left out in the cold.
If my daughter is happy and doing well at a non ECNL club, why should she look to move. What is the end game that only the ECNL club can provide and why is it even a thought at this age.
i love this. this is good drama. you people are all nuts!
IF your eyes are on the "prize" (not sure it really is a prize) of collegiate soccer, it will be argued that ECNL league is beneficial.
Real question, no sarcasm. Can a Town team go to the national tournaments? If so what are the benefits of playing for SJB or an other big name as opposed to a team close to home with a legitimate trainer/coach? If such a team exsits? Please don't go on a bashing rampage, just looking for real information here.
Of course they can. Bigger clubs make it easier to get in those tournaments because of the sheer number of teams they bring make them more attractive to the tournaments. PDA, MatchFit, NJ Wildcats, NJ Stallions, SDFC, Continental, lower Merion and even younger clubs like Real and NJ Rush have an advantage because they can bring several teams. It can happen at the town level though as long as the team established itself early. For instance, as long as Voorhees stays together, they will always be accepted to any tournament they apply for. The same goes for a few other town travel teams. The hard part is staying together because you'll always have the bigger clubs drawing these kids away. If your daughter gets a on a high level town travel team and enjoys it AND you're getting good training from a professional trainer, than stay put.
This is what a blog should benice info to read.Lets keep ltUp.This blog should be used foradvise not bashing.
I agree with the above poster but NJ Stallions should not be in the same category with the other clubs. The doc is a maniac and from what I heard, has been fired from every club he's worked with and from the looks of it, seems to be struggling with his current status with stallions since they only have 4 teams. They don't even have a u11 team
Funny that you say that, his reputation is over the top nuts from parents in that program. Very good older teams, but seemingly a club in decline. ECNL is the highest level of play, but not the end all be all. Also, we have no idea if the talk of structural changes with calendar year and academies is real or just talk. If your kid is an elite player they can move to one of those programs at U13 or U14, you have to be truly elite to move after that. Colleges will find you, no matter where you are as long as you don't hide.Key now is to make sure you put your kid in a good program and they have fun. Good programs at this age don't chase got soccer points and don't sacrifice growth to win.
Goal Keeper looking for a new home. Looking to play U11 or U12 EDP 11v11 next season. Does not have to be an A level team. For keepers more touches helps in the long run. She is an extremely strong player. Keeping our options open. I do not like the direction her team is heading. I know most tryouts are over but I figured I would give it a shot. South Jersey area home field would be nice. If interested just repost with an email address and I will reach out. Also, just to end any confusion she did make her team for the fall, which is a VERY high level academy team.
Would say pick a team that's convenient travel-wise for you and give them a call. Most teams are always open to evaluating dedicated goalies, regardless of official tryout schedules. Good luck to you. You mentioned South Jersey - try SJEB. They appear to be well organized.
curious on what others have to say: do you feel being on an academy team is enough to develop your daughters soccer abilities? My opinion is the academy route provides the level of competition needed & the exposure but the "work" still needs to be done on your own. This is assuming the basic ability is there and that one wants to achieve the highest level.
Couldn't agree more 12:09. Keepers in the area are few and far between. The keepers I know practice with trainers privately. Most clubs don't offer training for keepers till around U14.
Goal Keeper looking for a new home. Looking to play U11 or U12 EDP 11v11 next season. Does not have to be an A level team. For keepers more touches helps in the long run. She is an extremely strong player. Keeping our options open. I do not like the direction her team is heading. I know most tryouts are over but I figured I would give it a shot. South Jersey area home field would be nice. If interested just repost with an email address and I will reach out. Also, just to end any confusion she did make her team for the fall, which is a VERY high level academy team.Email me and we will talk. Soccerguy092976@hotmail.com
12:09, agree no way to become an elite player with 3 hours of training a week. I'd guess most players are doing 2x that or more plus games. You have to watch burnout and each kid is different. Important to have some down time in the winter and summer, and especially the summer because the break from your team can be way to short. In the winter teams train together, but at this age you get 4 months away from the in season training.
And so it begins. The great town teams of U11 begin to stumbleGirls from Vorhees training w SJEB and PDA South, Girls from Middletown at MFA training,PDA training and NJ Wildcats training. Girls from Marlboro at MFA and NJ Wildcats. Bergen Bulldogs heading to NJ Crush...What town teams do your daughter's play for and what club/academies are they trying out for / training with?
And there we have it, 11:48 becomes the troll of the day to try and stir the pot. It'll get better as he starts answering himself.
11:48, there are no actual town teams on your list. Players changes clubs, who cares.
Long live town (or at least town-like) teams!
My daughter practices twice a week with her team and plays at least 1 game on the weekend and sometimes 2. She also does training one day a week outside her team. She would play everyday if she could, but we try to giver her 2 days off per week.
exactly the same, 5 days of soccer is enough. Occassionally she'll do 6.
Multiple sports has been helpful for my player. In her case LAX - lots of fitness, agility, enjoyment of learning something new with different girls. Some girls on her team also run track which is great for fitness.
i have been noticing the pattern of multiple sports in viewing the current women on the US National team. Same also applies to many male top soccer players (and others over the years). While soccer may be the primary sport the others provide the body movement, agility, fitness and hand /eye coordination that the best athletes possess.
PDA north acceptances are out.
Not to get into a PDA pissing match, but offers and some acceptances were made and accepted after the first tryout.
ok so my other post seems to have disappeared....yes i am very cognizant of burn out, i am constantly asking my daughter how she is doing and is she having fun, so far so good. We do train a lot bought with the academy team, one our own and with outside group. If she goes out and just plays with the ball i don't count that training per se....sometimes we just fool around in the kitchen but a lot of our down time is soccer related. How about the rest of you?
Can you tell us the names of the individuals you are speaking about?
It goes to show you that every club has flaws. Just go to the one you feel most comfortable with. Anywhere from PDA to a local town team. Just make sure your daughter has a good experience.
How many new girls made the team?
How many new girls made PDA?
Lyon or Lyon Blue?
How many for Lyon and how many for Lyon blue?
Not sure how many made it but they will start on Lyon Blue.
Who cares who made what team... Come fall lets see who put the best team together. Settle it where it all belongs! Many new teams entering the 11v11 EDP league. Going to be a great season..... When the so called "BIG" teams go head to head this hysterical blog/post will be a buzz. Oh, and to figure out who the BIG teams are is pointless till the fall. Everyone have a great end of season, enjoy a few weeks off. This blog is not going anywhere. The fun will begin again come September...
9:34AM...... Good point! I would like to see what the smaller teams did. Hearing rumors that many of the academy teams have been stealing trainers from the smaller teams. Offering incentives. Funny thing is, most of the academy trainers also train the smaller teams on the side for some extra beer money.
Agree with above poster. I can't say from experience but have heard many things about the club and ownership and from what I now see with their better players trying out for my daughters team, guess they are not doing anything right.
Wow, $3200? That's a lot more than most other academies. What is the coach's name?
3200 is more then PDA and Sjeb that is crazy...is Bergen a academy or town team...I know they played Sjeb east today anyone know how that game went
50% more than MFA.
SJEB won 3-0.
TSF also charges around 3200. I think that's too much.
Mf (and others) will have add ons so that cost is misleading. Pay to play tournaments. Winter extra.consider that base.
Any scores today
Middletown 1 SJEB 0
Sjeb out played Middletown...one shot on net and Sjeb should of had 4 goals just couldn't get the ball in the net that is soccer any team can win on any day congrats to Middletown.....
No need for "sour grapes" comments here...
Middletown is the better team
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