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MARYLAND MAIN FORUM
4 hours ago
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Lot of grumblings at BL because their freshman didn’t make varsity...All of those dedicated years at Crabs and tournament t-shirts and you thought you were in..HaHaHa...


No freshman goalie on V?


It is one of the best high school programs in the country. This freshman kid will be fine he is great but no coach is going to bench a Senior Goalie (who by the way is going to a very good D1 school to play lax.) They are both very good but one is 4 years older so get a grip. This is a legit high school program who sends kids to college every year.


Thanks dad
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BOTC MAIN FORUM
5 hours ago
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Time for BC to leave the rankings


Poor Acacia was sold a bill of goods on that stellar recruiting class... and IL bought it too!!
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BOTC MAIN FORUM
5 hours ago
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Smash also has an attackmen from upstate NY. A goalie from North Carolina. You can keep going with these teams. CoachC has players from Indiana, Florida and Texas. They call themselves LI teams, but really they are national teams. Anything to win, right? Pathetic.

Originally Posted by Anonymous
Smash also has an attackmen from upstate NY. A goalie from North Carolina. You can keep going with these teams. CoachC has players from Indiana, Florida and Texas. They call themselves LI teams, but really they are national teams. Anything to win, right? Pathetic.



At this stage, this summer, fall and next summer is the time. It should be just being on a competitively built team. Tournament wins don’t mean anything any longer. If your son is on a team that was not competitive in the fall, you are wasting time money. Unless, your son just likes playing and enjoys the game and doesn’t care about recruiting, which is all good. If your sons team is focused on recruiting and is playing in showcase events this summer, you must compete. Coaches will watch the more competitive games more closely. Also, find a team where you maximize playing team.
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MARYLAND MAIN FORUM
9 hours ago
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Breakers will win AA this year, win AAA next year, and will be in elite when these boys get to 8th grade.


Most better Breaker players will be on Crabs by 8th grade .


I've never heard of Breakers. Where are they from. Is this a new program. Good luck
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MARYLAND MAIN FORUM
10 hours ago
CSH at 4 is way off. Most of top talent graduated last year
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20 hours ago
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
All are money grabs to some degree but the best value and best evaluated program by far is the UA AA Underclass Tournament. These players have been truly vetted for a day or sometimes two by a group of on field mostly independent coaches. These girls than participate in a callback game at the end of the evaluation where they are further evaluated. These are the girls who are truly the top players in their age group. It's harder for politics to play a role through this process. Many more college coaches attend this tournament and are able to watch the girls on the field vs a combine type event. You can have the fastest shot speed but if you don't have field IQ to maneuver around the best defenders and goalies in your age group than you won't be successful.

As a coach for the 2022 age group I have been very surprised to see which girls have been extended invitations and which ones were waitlisted. It doesn't coincide with who I know to be the best players in this age group. The players and coaches will know this to be true once the 2020 list is published. The evaluation process will need to be adjusted moving forward to include checks and balances if this tournament wants to truly be seen as a Top 150.


This seems like a case of, “To each, his own...”. On LI, the UA AA is completely run by 1 club and, if you don’t have that blue and yellow bumper sticker, good luck. The Coach of that club (Ernie’s roommate) actually went up to the table and handed his list of girls to the evaluators last year and guess which team dominated the callbacks and selections? This is the epitome of politics and connections paving the way so 1 club benefits.

The UA 150 requires a Club Coach and a HS Coach recommendation - if your Sophmore doesn’t know her HS Coach, good luck getting picked. This is a much more independent process that allows individual players to showcase their talents, not get carried through a process b/c they are part of a club that their sister played for.

the Baltimore UA underclass is very political also. the problem is the same people keep applying to be evaluators each year so they only have so many to choose from. To many club coaches with players trying out or have daughters trying out. It's the perception that it gives off that get so many parents pissed of when their kid doesn't make the team. (I am not one of those. my daughter has been on the team the last 2 years)[/quote]

It is true that one club has the most roster spots for LI UA AA, but all the clubs definitely get represented every year. If you have been paying attention over the last decade plus, it is a well balanced representation of the talent, yes I am saying that the one club does have more talent than the rest year in and year out. The same proportions show up in school ball and awards, and certainly the proportions are held in the Who’s who in D1. Are there politics? Unfortunately yes. But I think unrealistic parents screaming “politics” are a much more rampant problem, than actual politics affecting girls.
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