Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The only truth is Eclipse and Primetime have the best 2021 players in the area. For anyone to say they are full of holdbacks shows they are envious of the success of both programs. I personally know Express North did not have one hold backs on the team last season. This area is full of great coaches on a bunch of teams and everyone's main concern should be is my son getting better being on the team that he was on.

I do think Schreiber, Daniello, Hanford should get together and have a tournament in the spring for this area. They should be trying to get these kids playing at the level of the top teams on Long Island and in Baltimore.

God Bless to all on 9/11

Why do you equate people calling out programs for encouraging and promoting the holdback phenomenon and envy? Are you an LIE North parent who knows there were no holdbacks last year? How do you feel about parents holding their kids back a year to be able to better compete against your son? These programs are exploiting children and the parents are buying in. Very sad.

Agreed. Why are those who call it out as a problem get such vitriolic responses? If your kid is not a holdback but is on a team loaded with them good for you but don't convince yourself that your own son has risen to the ranks of an elite player because he is being propped up by a team of older kids. And if you held your kid back and it works out and he gets recruited, good for you too. But don't call the rest of us losers because 1) we wouldn't play chicken with our kid's life and 2) believe there is inherently something wrong with a system that allows this to happen in the first place. Yes, maybe your son will be a D1 recruit if you reclass him but don't for a second forget that he's been pimped out to get there. And how come the programs never talk about the reclassed kids that did not find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.....