Any one who picks a team from a ranking no matter who does the ranking is a fool.
My guess is 3:04 is an angry BBSC parent.
Who really cares about the rankings this are gonna change after spring. It really doesn't even matter
@ 3:04 does. Another PDA parent promoting the fact that their ranked #1 by some obscure rating system. So pathetic.
I suppose if my resume showed a sustained record of achievement and broad experience, all the other disappointed job applicants would accuse me of point chasing.There is something to be said for developing a body of work against different teams in different situations. Something other than point chasing.
Resume, sustained record of achievement body of work, broad experience? Sorry, I just couldn't stomach it on a regular basis. PDA is clearly not for me.
Flash forward and see current similar discussion on the U16G board. Because of BYC, many of the current U12s will in a matter of a few short weeks be trying out for U14 teams and will need to seriously start thinking about their soccer resume.
hate that resume word for youth sports. Almost zero, none, nada, of these players will ever make a dime from this sport. Perhaps some scholarship dollars but those come at a quite a cost.
And I not referring to the high dollar cost of participating in the sport as a minor.
It is somewhat an issue of semantics as they will now play all the way to U18 or U19. U14 is like the new U13.
Agree with 11:24. All the U12s/U13s are in the same boat in that the 03 birth year will be U14 in the fall. You're not really playing up 2 years. Granted, those born August-December 03 will have one less year experience than January-July 03 players. But, all teams are going through this.No matter how you split the calendar for age groups, someone will always be among the oldest kids or youngest kids. People need to relax.
Manhattan brackets are out. My money is on it being cancelled again.
new jersey cup brackets are released
SJEB East get a bye over REAL, SJEB West and Voorhees? Seems a little generous.
1:48Yes, but they'll have to face those teams eventually so it will sort itself out.
Any early state cup predictions?
SDFC because WC can't play NJ star cup.
I heard PDA brining in guest players, watch out.
PDA Lyon will be the run away winner based on all the talk here. They will blow everyone away.
Nice try troller, trying to make PDA look bad. Probably the same person who called sdfc to win.
Vorrhees will be the easy winner, nice try PDA and sdfc. Everyone knows we are the best in state and we are a town team.
The U.S. Soccer Federation made it official on Tuesday:It will launch the Girls Development Academy (GDA) in fall of 2017 -- a nationwide league with 60 to 80 clubs fielding teams at the U-14/15, U-16/17 and U-18/19 age groups.Having launched a boys DA in 2007, the USSF will thus be in control of the highest level of youth soccer for both genders.Since 2009, the U.S. Club-sanctioned ECNL laid claim to running elite soccer for American girls. The ECNL has 79 clubs nationwide that field teams at five age groups, from U-14 to U-18.One great achievement of the boys DA, thanks in large part to fully funded MLS academies, is that it vastly increased the number of elite boys players participating at no cost or reduced cost.So will the GDA be less expensive for players than the ECNL?“It’s our plan that the cost will be reduced to play in the league,” said U.S. Soccer Technical Director April Heinrichs. “In general, U.S. Soccer is going to pick up a lot of the expenses in terms of running the league, so the cost will be less for the players.”Ryan Mooney, U.S. Soccer’s Director of Sport Development, said that in premier leagues such as the ECNL and the Development Academy that require vast amounts of travel, per-player costs can range significantly from one club to the next.“We want to make sure that we’re mindful of the cost impact that is reaching the end-user, both the player and their parents,” said Mooney. “Whether that’s through the cost we cover from an event perspective, whether it’s a reduction in registration fees, whether it’s scholarship program funding, etc. Those are all things we’ll look to contribute to the program to try to help minimize costs.“At the same time I think it’s fair to say that there will still be a pay-to-play component, certainly from the onset, and we’ll see how that changes over time. It was no different eight years ago with the launch of the boys Academy and how that cost now has changed between then and now.”Heinrichs said that the Federation has been discussing a Girls Development Academy for years and that a recent influx of financial commitment makes the timing right.“For me it was quite simple,” she said. “When we looked at all these new resources post-World Cup win [in 2015] that want to invest in, be a part of and integrate with our youth national team program on the girls side – this was an easy decision. An exciting decision for us as well.“Five years ago, we had two full-time employees in the girls youth national team program. Now we’re looking to hire potentially 10 to 15 new people to be involved and committed on a full-time, daily basis to improve the women’s game. And then there’s going to be a large budget to run the [GDA] ... and the full Dribble of U.S. Soccer’s leadership and the ability to run a national league -- we’re already running the NWSL and the Boys Development Academy.”
A key difference between the GDA and the ECNL is that while the ECNL is age pure and requires clubs to field five teams, GDA teams will field three combined age group teams.“The use of combined age groups will require clubs to form teams with a balanced roster of players from two distinct birth years,” reads the U.S. Soccer statement.Heinrichs calls it a way “to get players playing up more naturally.”“If I had a list of player development initiatives that help players grow, one of the top, top, top things on that list is playing up,” she said.In the age-pure setup, clubs may resist moving players up because it decreases their changes of winning trophies. In the DA setup, for example, a team’s star player one year will be among the younger players every two years. Fewer teams can also mean fewer roster-fillers -- players who might not be suited for the elite level but are needed to round out the squad.Moreover, by having to field only three teams, Heinrichs believes the GDA will be more inclusive to smaller clubs.“Let’s say there’s a super club out there and they’ve got 60 girls teams under their umbrella,” she said. “It’s quite easy for them to put a team out there in every age group. But with a smaller club that’s doing it well -- and this is where I think our model is pretty attractive -- all they have to do is put out three really good age groups.“I have seen non-ECNL doing things really, really well but they’re not a super club. They don’t have a business model that’s so huge that they’re all about making money. But they’re doing it well from the leadership standpoint. They don’t have so many teams, but their focus would be on getting the three age groups right.“Having birth-year every other year with the Girls Development Academy makes it more elite and more inclusive of clubs that aren’t a super club.”The other big difference compared to the ECNL or U.S. Youth Soccer leagues is that the GDA will ban players from participating in high school ball. That, Heinrichs said, will only affect “1 percent” of the players in girls youth soccer. And she expects players with college and national team ambitions to be OK with skipping high school ball.That it doesn't ban kids from high school ball will no doubt be a selling point from the ECNL when it starts competing for players with the GDA, which begins taking applications this May for the fall 2017 launch.The applications will be evaluated by U.S. Soccer technical staff on:• Leadership of the club and quality of the coaching staff;• Desire to embrace and promote the core values of the program;• U.S. Soccer license levels of coaching staff;• Infrastructure of the club and the resources currently being invested in development (facilities, scholarships, staff to player ratio, etc.); • History of player production for youth national teams, the senior women’s national teams, and professional leagues;• Market and depth of the player pool, geographic location and travel implications, and proximity to other elite clubs.
I find this talk of the GDA on top of the birth year change to be too much all at the same time. For the vast majority of us,we have daughters who excel at soccer and who love to play, but who are never going to play at the national and international level. In other words, we are the 99% that the GDA doesn't apply to. But now in addition to the birth year change which is causing upheaval and breaking apart of established teams, we have the GDA starting the following fall. I am not looking for a DA for my daughter but I am looking for a team for her for the fall, whether at her existing club or somewhere else. I don't want to find my daughter a new team for the fall only to find that now my club has become a GDA forcing me to look for a new team again for the following year. US Soccer is creating chaos just to find a select few!
Then don't switch clubs this year. Wait a year. I'm for all of it! High five to the federation!
It is "official." FC Copa and Rowan. https://twitter.com/RowanMSoccer/status/701465915863470086
I don't get all the extreme angst over this DA. Is only for a few players. Lots of talent and money and it could be a good place. I think it will exclude some good players that have the money but are not really elite players and it sounds like it will continue to exclude elite players without good incomes but other that that, will not affect most players.
Yeah, ECNL will be fine. The money train will keep on chugging along.
With the announcement of the GDA the ecnl will become nothing more than average in the coming years here is whyThe U.S. national teams from 14 up will look to the GDA clubs for players. They will have been on the U.S. soccer pathway with testing and curriculum and this is an easy way to draw all the top talent out of EcnL and into the academy.Most of our top players who are serious about being proffesionals don't want to be on a team where half the players are playing high school and not showing up to train. These top players are serious and training 4 times a week with no interruption is perfect for this type of player. It is simply impossible for the ecnl to try and fight the soccer governing body in this country.
People saying the ecnl will be fine are backing an injured horse. Only a matter of time before it's put down
As long as they have customers, they are in business.
Dear Donna,The incident that took place in the office this morning has left me feeling very uncomfortable. I found the way you spoke to me in front of the office staff, my fellow teachers, and students to by rude, demeaning, and unprofessional. If you have a personal issue with me I would be happy to discuss it with you in private. Otherwise, I will not tolerate be spoken to in that manor in the future.Sincerely,YamiletteFor all the people predicting the demise of ECNL and other top leagues, think about the numbers for GDA. For argument's sake, let's assume the following:-3 NJ clubs selected for DA status for Fall '16 (1 north, 1 central, 1 south)-26 max player roster for each age level (U13/U14, U15/U16, U17/U18)-U13/U14 team divided down the middle (13 '04s and 13 '03s)This means 39 total '03 players and 39 total '04 players in the entire state of NJ will have the opportunity to play GDA. Now do you really think those other clubs are going away?
We know that clubs won't disapear and for the most part clubs will stay the same. The arguement is ecnl will 100 percent become 2nd best to the GDA
the question is whether you can be DA and ECNL or will clubs have to choose. It would seem you can't be both, so would a club like PDA choose DA over ECNL? If PDA does, so will the other top ECNL clubs. Then what happens to the ECNL? To me, it is less impressive and then people may not be willing to put in the time (driving from so far away, the travel expenses, big rosters and no playing time and so on) which will lead to a weakening of ECNL
Why would clubs need to choose? They run multiple programs in different leagues for the boys. Why would girls be any different?
Looks light weather might be descent next weekend.Might actually get to play the Manhattan tourney!
6:05 - Because people are like Chicken Little and panic and claim the sky is falling. Some people just like to complain whether they have any facts or not.
Who is winning Jeff cup top brackets 8v8 and 11v11
PDA will win 11v11 BRYC will most likely win 8v8 SDFC will destroy the second bracket
And Real NJ should take 3rd bracket
Looks like this is the moment for PDA Lyon to shine playing against U12 top teams.
Of course they got the easier bracket.
"Of course they got the easier bracket."Hard to say that PDA Lyon got the easier bracket in Jeff Cup since they open with last year's U11 8 v8 Jeff Cup champion of the top bracket last year…Charlotte beat WC is the final and WC has been a thorn in Lyon's side...
Spring hasn't even started but the PDA talk has. Some things never change.
Question for PDA parents. How is the 2004 birth year team going to be? I know 2003 will be strong.
Of course PDA 2004 will be strong. The U11 Strikers have a half dozen elite U11 2004's. Zizzou has like 12 2004's who are all very good players just a younger team then Lyon. Lyon has 7 or 8 very good 2004 players. The U11 Sounders have a few players too. At PDA North there are about 32 very solid 2004 players. I'd guess out of that group you can find a solid core of 14-15 kids and they will probably add about 3-4 from the outside on the A team. Same for the B team...
I heard SDFC scrimmaging at PDA today. State cup final preview?
CFC Birth Year games were good.40+ players from Europa, Ukranians, West Mont, Lower Merion, Nether, FC Bucks, Rage, FC Revolution, LVU, and Penn Fusion were there. Probably as many out of club girls as club. As their training sites are closest for us, it's probably where we will go.FC Europa dad
"I heard SDFC scrimmaging at PDA today. State cup final preview?"It was PDA Lyon but then were scrimmaging vs. U13 SDFC Rage(one of the best U13's in the state and region for 3 years). Coach A for SDFC will play anyone anytime...
Well, who won the scrimmage?
Why is the trainer for Real leaving to go to SJEB?
More money more team to coach. Not like Medford real was a top club. They had one good team the team he coached that was about it.
I guess PDA Lyon lost.
U13 SDFC Rage 2-1.
Which PDA team is going to the ECNL Festival next weekend. I assume it's not Lyon?
Lyon is listed in Manhattan tourney...
Barcelona is in the Maps Spring challenge
If sdfc is so good, why can't they win any of the big tournamanets like stars and PDA? They are a pint chasing team. Oh, but they did win pocono, so they must be very good.
Lyon and SDFC are on the same side of the bracket, can't meet in the finals, only the semifinals.
How could PDA/SDFC be a "State Cup final preview"? They are in the same side of the bracket, they could meet in the semifinals but it would end there for one of them. Do your homework before posting.
8:09 - Nobody cares. They'll be relevant next year when all the Voorhees and Real kids come over.
@ 8:27 where are the voorhees and real players 'coming over' to?
10:10 There's not too many options so it isn't hard to figure out. If I were on a PDA South or Barons team and my daughter was in the bottom half of the team, I'd be concerned right now.
There isn't anything to be concerned about. The clubs will always build another team if the numbers are there.A bunch of these girls are still yet to drop about. When high school rolls around, those that stuck with training and kept on grinding, will have a team to play with.Make sure your daughter enjoys the team and club she is playing with and gets along with her mates. Not every player is a superstar.Copa expansion in the south may see a much larger crowd than expected.All the big players in the north will enjoy large crowds at the tryouts.
@11:24 I ask this question looking for information, not to get sarcastic replies. Who are the "big players" up north? We will be looking for my daughter and would like to find a very competitive club in the northern part of the state. I know PDA, but don't even think of them as "north". Who else?
Just Checked out Copa's ID event evaluation registration. Is all that information necessary? dominate foot, height, weight, why do you want to play for Copa and etc etc!? Do other clubs require that information?
"relevant" - lolrelevant: pertinent, applicable, apposite, material, apropos, to the point, germane; connected, related, linked; on-topic
NJ Stallions are in the northern part of the state. Also, Morris united STA and SDFC.
Real players going to the barons as there coach/trainer is now in the barons. Voorhees who know I heard they are trying to mesh with PDA south.
Heard from who. Stop talking crap. You have no idea what's going on. Just worry about your kid.
there is a Real coach listed on the Baron's tryouts page. It is reasonable to assume some of his players would follow him. I wouldn't consider that "talking crap"
I think that was more in reply to the part about them "hearing" about Voorhees kids going to PDA.Either way, the Real coach is probably not going to coach the 03 and 04 teams at SJEB so it stands to reason that "all" the Real kids aren't going to the Barons, some will probably go to PDA and some won't make either team.If the Voorhees team has a lot of kids go to PDA, then that 04 team will be strong. What will the Voorhees manager do then with no team to manage?Whatever happens, it stands to reason that the SJEB and PDA teams at the 03 and 04 ages will have very strong teams. Should be a very interesting fall.
The Barons website shows they have 3 new coach's they are bringing on. interesting.
Odd that Rowan women's soccer coaches are at the Barons despite the Copa / Rowan connection.
I've heard the Barons are using the Rowan facilities as well for training.
Does anyone know of any clubs keeping teams together instead of going to birth year?
Considered by one of mine's team but it leads to a less competitive team in the new set up so it can be a difficult sell for some. Rearranging teams is a difficult sell for others. No way for all to be happy with this change. The kids will be fine, this refers to the parents.
PF has already offered most of its slots for next year. The fantastic striker PF>>PDA was one example. That early was in the fall.
8:40pmPF is offering spots already? Why would they choose to do that without knowing who will come to tryouts in the spring?? Isn't that jumping the gun a little prematurely?? It will be interesting to see what those teams are like come fall.
Put yourself in the club's shoes. You have to offer a spot to a player that you perceive to be good enough. If you can get them to accept than you are ahead of the curve. That is one less player that will go to a different tryout and be offered a spot immediately.The clubs always have room for special players that show up at any time in the year.
Clubs will also accept teammates just to get the better teammate. The following season, the weaker teammate is gone, but the stronger teammate most likely stays. Generally called the PF Special.
I think these kids are too young to be "Offered spots before tryouts." I think it creates a lot of unhealthy problems with the current team. I understand that this is the "big-leagues"... but not every high level club out there is acting that way. You may want to read this before deciding which team to go to:http://www.switchingthefield.com/7-ways-to-spot-a-con-artist-coach.html#.VtdSS9dHHxA.facebook
Don’t know. Seems like they’d rather get decent players, that they know very well, locked in, rather than risking trying to identify the best based on the short look of try-out. They don’t have a great track record of selecting quality from try-outs. Many of their previous ECNL mistakes are asked to move down to NPL in the middle of the season, and instead quit soccer all together.
A PF coach did the "promise an 11 year old would get a college scholarship".
As a coach, you should have a list of which outside players you want to offer spots too, but specifically offering a position before tryouts does not sound very ethical. Its the hard-sell, used car salesmen method. Some people will call it being a good business person... other people will call it shady. Most people that have been involved in athletics for a long time think its shady.
Only position a coach can truly offer before tryouts is to the KEEPER! Everything else has to be evaluated.
Why shouldn't GKs compete for positions?
Its rare for a keeper to play multiple positions. The strong GK's in the state play 95% in goal and only if the goal margin is wide will they be allowed to stretch their legs.
Stated another way, why shouldn't 2, 3 or more GKs compete against each other for the GK position? Our experience has been that is what happens, and we have seen GKs displaced from teams when better ones come along at tryouts. It is short-sighted to select the GK without evaluating that GK against others. Contrary to popular opinion, there are a number of good GKs out there, many just do not have a high profile. A few came out of the shadows at the goalie wars held at Sports Zone and Soccer Centers in December.
8:54 You just linked to the PF handbook!
Why all the PENN FUSION hate????????http://www.pennfusion.org/BIRTHYEAR/index_E.html
Seems like the tryouts have already begun- birth year ID sessions, players coming to practices, secret meetings- call it what you like. Will there even be a need for tryouts In April or are teams giving out offers for next year now? What about existing players? Do they already have offers for next year? My daughters club hasn't given out offers to existing players and won't until the end of the season but I think outside offers are being discussed. It is frustrating trying to figure out whether to stay or go. Look at other options now or wait to see how things unfold? At the end, we want a good team for our daughter to play on and we worry she will be left with nowhere. For info purposes, daughter is on a team where the vast majority of girls are not her birth year and there is no team of her age to merge with so club will need to field a new team for her to stay.
Best clubs in North, not in order. WC, MFA, STA, NJ Crush, Stallions, Bulldogs, SDFC, TSF. All good clubs.
Please define best
@4:51 what area are u in
@10:30 bergen and mfa come on homey what are you smoking.
@ 2:47These are valid concerns that we as parents have. We'd like to know the nitty gritty not the glossy brochure version before we commit to a year or even two try-outs. If there's another side, and there always is offer that information.But decrying attempts at transparency as hating doesn't get you anywhere.And doing same while posting a link if clicked on that could unmask people doesn't either.
MFA has put more kids into D1 programs over the last 10 years than all the rest combined. You can certainly scoff at that and think U12 results are what matters, but that's funny homey. I guess ignorance is bliss.
10:12 - Please back up your statement with facts. The FACT is, PDA is by far the best program in the state, if not the whole country. In 5-10 years they will be established in all the biggest areas in the country.
PDA isn't included in the list above, I should have referenced that list. I agree, PDA is a special club and unmatched in this area when it comes to the talent they produce on the girls side.
No one "produces" talent. It is in born and can not be acquired, bought, or "produced". It can be developed in a player that has it.
TSF is not a club that is concerned about developing good girls teams. Their over-priced and you don't get what you pay for.
NJ.com has a list on who signed letters of intent to play soccer in college. Roughly 80 girls signed so far. Thats impressive for such a small state. Looking at the list only 8-10 of the schools are actually D-1. Still impressive. Keep it up NJ. When this age group becomes eligible, i.e.: 03/04 with such a strong amount of girls and consider only about 25-35% will still be playing, they will be a great recruiting class. Keep it up!
PDA and MFA have a combined 35 D1 commits on current their U18 teams. Last year they had close to 50 and next year they will be around that number.
SDFC and Marlboro tied 0-0
You must be from Marlboro. Was it a good game?
Marlboro just stacks the box with 10 kids entire game. Not a sdfc parent just a parent that has played them.
SDFC is the much better team. They do throw in some clunkers now and then as most 11/12 year olds do.
March 4th 2:45That's a 100% false statement and you know it.
"SDFC is the much better team. They do throw in some clunkers now and then as most 11/12 year olds do."SDFC seems to have added a PDA "Striker"! but she did not affect the team's offense vs Marlboro...
In 2015 the following seniors committed to college while playing for PDA:PDA Shock NPL had 8 D1 and 8 DIIIPDA Force NPL had 10 D1 and 10 DIIIPDA ECNL Clash 14 DISo PDA had 32 D1 and 18 DIII girl commitments. This about an average year at PDA.
SDCF is advanced for this age in tactics, but not very athletic or high soccer IQ as individual players. Other teams are quickly catch up on tactics, even within the same game. So there will be no more advantage soon -- that's the inconsistent "clunkers". The parents' posturing when losing or tying is comical. They come over and stand on the opponents side lines and loudly feign this shock like its so unexpected and out of character.
i think sdfc parents may be worst than Lyons when it comes to talk. If they have the old PDA striker dad, good luck.
Someone will be making excuses very soon. Who won?
PDA Lyon 5-1 over SDFC Yellow. It was 2-0 in the first 10 minutes and was never even close. SDFC parents were friendly before and after. Their team is great I'm sure but just not on this day vs. PDA Lyon.
Holy moly! Pda Lyon beat the #1 ranked team in NJ! SDFC didn't stand a chance. I wonder how they are ranked #1?
Well the U13 SDFC parents can laugh a bit now at the U12 crew thinking they are best thing ever. They actually say stuff like - let's Z just scrimmage U13 - we can beat them - not. We beat Lyon a week befit U guys got whupped. Be humble. Rage has never had a game like you did today - ever.
What about Jeff cup last year? I believe you had two beat downs, both were 5 to 0. Maybe the reason for being in second bracket this year.Didn't do to well at PDA and stars tournamanet as well. Maybe 2015 wasn't your year.
They are in the 3rd bracket this year. You guys should try and get along, a lot of you may be playing together next year with birth year change. What coach will be taking over the 03 age group at sdfc, Rich B is a great coach. How many of the rage girls are solid 03 players?
So a U-13 team is bragging about beating a U-12 team......stay classy ashat
I don't think he was bragging. Sounded like he was telling the u12 parents to chill out. I agree that the u12 sdfc parents talk way to much.
"What about Jeff cup last year? I believe you had two beat downs, both were 5 to 0. Maybe the reason for being in second bracket this year."What I meant was Rage has never had a big game moment like a tournament final where most of New jersey is paying attention and you you just roll over. I have heard maybe PDA was just bigger, stronger, faster, better at soccer or whatever but was actually hoping for a club win but just stay humble is all I mean. Lots of chatter from U12 families to some of your future teammates families at U13...
SDFC U12 will stop talking when the PDA Striker dad gets kicked off the team. Any day now. Any day now.
I will say that if you watched the game today you can't argue that there is a huge difference in size and speed. The game was played on a very small pitch which you would think would help a smaller team. SDFC is a very talented team with good ball movement. Just don't have a finisher. They are a long way away talent wise across the board. Not being cocky it's just a fact. With that being said they have what seems to be a bunch of good kids that work hard. At the end of the day that's all you can ask for.
I'm going to say SPEED OF PLAY was the biggest factor, not so much speed. When SDFC would make their normal passes a defender was there to shield,to steal or just disrupt. On the other side passes from PDA were fast - real fat ball movement - along with some kick and run because of the speed part. Headers, PDA defended with headers, all the defenders had 4 or 5 headers each we do not generally do that. they actually started like fast breaks off defended headers.The goalie = whatever - she played like she was 17 years old. 50,60 plus yard fast break punts - high school varsity girls don't punt like that. Make the save, sprint to end of box drip kick it 50 and we're all up and its gone over our heads - her speed of play was another level.When PDA made their passes we did not get our normal steals, mostly because of a team-wide shielding they used to receive passes. Just overall they were a bit bigger a bit faster but what they did with the ball to make it move fast is what impressed me most. Speed of play
8:16, what is false about it? You sound like you know something so enlighten me?
Okay thanks PDA parent. I will agree that your goalie is more than half your team plus her high school friend up top. Without those two, below average team and not many will start as 2003 A team.
Come on. Now you sound like an idiot.
Rage > Yellow
Wow how did SDFC get stuck with the strikersDad good luck with that!!
PDA lyon keeper is an exceptional player. Best 03' keeper in the state if not east coast. NJ has three keepers at 02,03,04 that all train at US National and all are far ahead of anyone in their respective age group. Going to be fun to follow the three in High School in a few years. Also, quick shout out to SDFC. Played them a few times and I think their parents are just like other teams. They have a lot invested in that team, like we all do with our own daughters. When you have a lot invested it gets emotional.... Keep it up SDFC!
@9:08AM- Wow, someone at PDA got a shout out! Who are the other keepers, what clubs?
Say goodbye. Going to the girl's DA!
The 03 keeper is from PDA also. What club is the 04 keeper from?
9:08 - So you have knowledge about all of the '03 GKs currently playing at the U12 or U13 level on the east coast? If so, where do you get such knowledge?
PDA has announced the coaches for the BYC next year. Looks like the current u13 guy is taking over the 2003 age group. this is a good time to make change, he will take a fresh look at all new players at tryouts. The goalie is a shoe-in and I'm sure he has a bunch of his current girls staying, but would see lost of new players. Have other clubs made the coaching change announcements? SDFC, WC and PDA will be the go to clubs for next year in both 2004 and 2003. I heard PDA will stay firm on age appropriate play going into BYC. I think other clubs will be a little more flexible in first year with DA around the corner.
Honest qustion? How will sdfc look at 2003 next year. With two strong teams at both age groups, how many strong kids are 2003?Doesn't sound like the parents get along, but that will all change over time. And do you know who will be the coach? WC will have a strong group, the u13 team is weak, but they have a lot of 2003 girls and most of the u12 team is 2003 too. This will be a strong team, don't know who is coaching yet.
From PDA's website: There will inevitably be exceptions to the following club decisions but they will be made with the best interests of our players in mind. Exceptions may be made based on team make up, age and development opportunities. Any decisions on player movement will be evaluated and approved by club staff and Director of coaching.
There is an 03 keeper down in South Carolina just outside Hilton Head. She is already 5"11, can punt the ball 60 yards, and covers the net post to post like a hockey goalie... she is already being recruited to Alabama to be their punter and Nick Saban said she could also play home soccer matches.That is how stupid you sound 9:08.
4:12 - that is player development over team success... kudos to them
PDA like most clubs, keeping it OPEN for the exceptional player to play up - in writing - just in case,,,,,but will follow strict birth year guidelines when forming teams.I have heard of ONE team, HBC U16 from Long Island - that is stating they will "stay together:, but even there I will believe it when I see it(Folks wondering about current U15 Princeton girls as well)
PDA Sore already offering the current 04 to play up 03 so much for it being selctive and saved for that one or too stand outs.
It's PDA shore, who cares. I think the ecnl teams are the ones they will be more concerned about staying at age. There will be several across multiple age groups, but most will want to stay at age to showcase better and play more.
Teams and clubs like igfa who only have one decent team will probably stay together. But they will hurt the teams below by doing so.
In the short term, it might seem to make sense to keep existing teams together but for the long term it doesn't make any sense. If you keep existing teams together, when new girls show up to tryout in the spring, there will be 2 different teams that they could try out for playing at 2 different ages next year (as an example if you keep existing teams together, and a 2004 girl shows up to tryout this spring, she could either be placed on next year's u14 team which will be this years u12 team with a combo of 2003 and 2004 birthdays or she can be on the u13 team which will be the u11 team which will have a combo of birthdays from 2004 and 2005). Why would the club want to deal with this instead of just making birth year teams which will arguably be more competitive anyway than combined year teams? Obviously if they do not have enough players to field birth year teams, that is different.
Lots of New Jersey teams - more than 10 headed to Virginia in a couple weeks? Predictions for the different flights?
Jeff Cup brackets:http://events.gotsport.com/events/?eventid=46791
SDFC moves up to #2 in the nation. I know we lost pretty bad but - just sayin!
Soccer is supposed to be a beautiful game that unites families, players, etc. Instead, you are a bunch of grown adults TEARING each other's kids down. Grow up.
Now is prob not a good time to bring up your ranking. It looks to me as if you got your butts kicked.
you lost 5-1 to PDA. would not be boasting about your ranking. don't deserve to be there
#10 on sdfc and father are club hoppers. smh
#4 on SDFC was the best player in the PDA game. 03 or 04?
"SDFC moves up to #2 in the nation. I know we lost pretty bad but - just saying!"Still a great accomplishment not to mention the wins this weekend over the top teams from NY & Conn!The PDA team is different than most I have seen but the overall performance of a whole year lead to that ranking!
#4 couldn't start on Pda. Actually none of them would start on Lyon.
couldn't start on Pda. Actually none of them would start on Lyon.I doubt that! What a rude comment. I don't even know this child or these teams just in case you want to go there!
Yes this comment was rude but is that a surprise? Without exception, if a parent decides to single out their child on an anonymous soccer forum, negative comments will follow. Without exception. Do not identify individual players on a forum, period. Where is the moderator anyway?
11:55 ridiculous statement. How can you lose 5-1 which is a blowout in youth soccer and actually think your kid was the best player on the field. Next time I watch you play I'll give my opinion.
Don't know or care about the teams in question but it is not true that one player can win a soccer match. You are suggesting that if the best player (however you decide to assess that) form the losing side of a 5-1 game, was switched to the other team, that team would then win the game. That is an ignorant statement.
Everyone ready for the unofficial NJ Showcase weekend? If your not familiar with it, its called Jeff Cup. This year more then ever it will be about coaches and trainers looking at new players due to the new age guideline. With 10 teams going down trainers have the ability to look at roughly 140 U12 players. Now if you want to look at the top players, thats easy just show up next Wednesday afternoon at Monmouth U. If you can't make it to Long Branch then Richmond is the place. FYI all the players at Monmouth will be dressed the same with no team affiliation shown. May be easier at Jeff.
What is "showcasing" an 11 year old? Looking for college? a new team? adulation? ego stroking?
10:55AM- Your right. My daughters team is looking for some specific positions and I know our trainer will be viewing some players before tryouts. Makes sense.
Doing the same thing as well. A lot of the players will be at the various tryouts in the next two months, but its a great way to evaluate rather then just drills.
#4 on sdfc would not stand a chance on Lyon.
"#4 on sdfc would not stand a chance on Lyon."- BTW this message above is probably from another SDFC parent that doesn't want other kids, not their own to be singled out for doing well. C'mon.#4 stood out to me along with #14 on the free kick and her sprint backs on D.
What is the 03/04 make-up of SDFC Yellow?
Really 8:36. You were impressed by a free kick and someone running fast. Man it's doesn't take a lot to impress you.
About 60 / 40 - 03 / 04 on sdfc. About the same on older team, club should make transition well, although some parents want to kids to play up.
60/40 is the same on PDA Lyon.
PDA Lyon has alot more 03's than 04's
So does sdfc. Who cares.
How are the barons gonna look next year is it worth going to there try-out
"PDA Lyon has alot more 03's than 04's"Lyon is 60/40. If 4 more is a lot then you are correct.
For all 03 and 04 players. Go to as many tryouts as you can. The dynamic all of the great teams will change. Some will change dramatically. Some new teams will form from a mix of teams that have disbanded. If your South Jersey look toward PDA and Rush to be very strong next season. If your in the North look at PDA of course and SDFC, and World Class. All strong organizations.
pda vs barons 0-0. good game
U13 Barons. They were big and played organized defense. They played A LOT of defense.
SJEB were big, organized and played good soccer. PDA had several more chances then SJEB but not enough great chances to regret the draw. SJEB goalie did well.
Why would people go to rush team they are not very good at all..
NJ Rush 02/03 is tops in the nation. A lot of interest from 03 and 04 for fall.
NJ Rush 02/03 is tops in the nation???
Same as SDFC - tops in the nation! SDFC & NJ Rush should combine and form the new NJ USDA club for 2017!
All the decent players on rush are 02 and that will be the team next year. They will be u15 next year.
You guys are all wrong! Millville Pride is swooping in this fall and tearing everyone apart!
Looks like voorhees could meet Pda in the semis at Jeff cup. Who will get the bragging rights?
voorhees will more than likely not win against aztec. Not a statement of the weakness of the vorhees team. They are a wonderful squad. Aztec is even better.PDA is better than all teams in brackets A and D. Brackets B and C, we will see.Would be nice to see vorhees come out on top and represent well for an all NJ semi. Just unlikely. In the fall when most of those vorhees players are wearing rush blue things will get really interesting.
Voorhees is going to Rush? When did this happen, is it official????
If the rumors are true then this is Voorhees last Jefferson Cup. Final time playing as a team at this tourney. Emotions will be high. Not a team I would want to go up against seeing they have nothing to lose. Don't be mistaken most of those girls will be back in Richmond next year but under a new club or clubs.
@2:04 how is this voorhees last time playing together when they are in the state cup and edp? That does not make sense so please explain. Next year almost all teams will change so it is no more dramatic for voorhees than any other team.
PDA Lyon and Voorhees Xtreme have never played one another. How has this game not happened? Per the blog they could meet in the semi's at Jeff Cup and I just looked up New Jersey Cup, and they could play there as well. Just like at Jeff Cup they both have to win some games to meet but this could get interesting.
PDA Lyon doesn't need to play vorhees. That is why the match has not occurred. They will most likely play in the nj cup.
No one "needs" to play any soccer match.
1027 - you must be the life of the party. there is no benefit for lyon to play a team that isn't worth the time to travel. if you are on the blog to profess how youth soccer should be about fun and this doesn't matter than you are in the wrong place. go spend your time doing something you agree with. Bernie Sanders might be holding a rally and you can be his youth soccer liaison. everyone will get a medal of the same size and all of the wealthy people can pay for the teams that can't afford to participate.
LOL - you sound like a real charmer. I am sure Lyon is going to make soccer great again.
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