It's not against the rules. Don't play against them if you are so concerned.
A double hold back is one thing, but a pre first kid at a private school isn't a sinister plot to overthrow LI. Yes, it might be a disguised money grab for the schools, but generally parents don't have any recourse if the school makes the decision. The decision is usually based on a kids maturity level and not so much on academic performance.
This post typifies the Madlax hold back parent absolutely perfectly!! Dude. A kid that starts school a year later, is a year older than his peers. He’s a holdback. Not a “sort of” holdback. A full fledged cheating holdback. Since ALL Madlax DC prep school kids are a year older from starting school a year late, they don’t see them as holdbacks. They think only their kids that start school a year late AND are then held back AGAIN are real holdbacks, of which they have many! Those kids will be 15 years old this year! On LI these kids would be 2022’s and FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL! You people have very twisted minds.
Yeah. And the good freshman play HS varsity. So if your double holdbacks are as good as you say they are, they should be playing for their high school varsity team, not against a bunch of pre-puberty 7th grade children. Disgusting cheats
In the rare event that a prefirst kid is held back a second time, it wouldn't happen until the rest of the team starts 9th grade. That's when these kids change private schools and repeat 8th grade. So your pre puberty 7th graders are safe.
Thanks for the holdback tip, Madlax holdback parent. Much appreciated. I’m not up on the science (or is it an art) of holdbackdom, so I appreciate the information. But what about those exceptions like your new acquisition this year, the 6’1” midi/FO behemoth that played for the 2023 DC Dogs last year? That young “man” is 15 years old. Guess not all holdbacks play by the same rules. What would you call him, since he didn’t follow your rule?? A cheating double holdback??