This may be true in Long Island, but how many Lax Clubs in Westchester are owned by HS head coaches. I don't think there are many. I can name just two: Superstar and Westchester Warriors. Are there others?
One could say Prime Time, which is run by a John Jay assistant coach, but other than a few token John Jay kids he carries, (who are generally the weakest on his teams) he's become all about the repeat/prep school player who are more apt to be recruited.
Sounds like a disgruntled John Jay parent whose kid was cut from Primetime..........
Sorry, Ct. based, maybe you should have re-read the statement before posting. Disgruntled, yes. But more about the hold-back/repeat phenomena that IMO is affecting lacrosse in a negative way. In response to the original post, Yes PT owned by a coach of John Jay, but because of his business model to fill rosters with players more likely to get recruited, (nothing wrong with that) any conflict of interest with the John Jay program would be less than similar programs on Long Island.
Holdbacks are taking showcase spots from the deserving. So they couldn't cut it at their appropriate age (or just one year holdback), so they drop down to play younger kids. Lame. Cheating and taking showcase spots from kids who are age appropriate. Parents should be ashamed and please stop creating new reasons why it was necessary. "His Aunt's illness caused a bought of grief which affected his ability to perform and succeed in the classroom....YADA YADA YADA.." Translation: He is not the superstar on the field that we want him to be and we know he should be, so we will have him play against younger kids to provide that false sense of superiority..."
Lame. Please feel free to launch a holdback supporting retort and your unique stories of necessity.