Interesting scores from yesterday. Crabs haven't made the jump the way that FCA has. For now the Elite teams remain FCA, Madlax and Next Level.
Crabs will make the jump summer before 7th grade when they tell their 27s it’s time to become 28s. It’s the Crabs way.
Sounds crazy but is 100% true. My son plans 2026 (current 7th grade) and last summer the Crabs were awful, but this year are nearly competing with the Hawks for the top spot. Parents on the sidelines have confirmed that most of the roster are 2025s who moved down.
Can somebody explain how a travel club can influence families to actually repeat a year in school?
All travel clubs want holdbacks as players get closer to 7-9th grade. It isnt like it is a secret.
It isnt the travel club convincing them...It is the parent convincing himself that his son cant compete on age. Which is true for many. It isnt a great thing, but to compete in MD, it is almost always better to hold your child back, sad but true.