I don't need my kid to go top 10 D1 and cost me 250k to play lacrosse. The kids on the second team go to amazing schools to get a high paying career, not to coach clinics or travel teams.
This is spot on. How long can you market yourself for clinic and showcase appearances, only until the next young lacrosse superstar graduates from college and decides do the same thing and take your place. Obviously, some go on to very successful coaching careers, but no guaranty there.
Of course, if that top 10 D1 school is an ivy, Duke, ND, JHU and the like.. that D1 offer is well worth it on the back end[/quote]
Except that we're only talking about a couple of spots (top D1) for thousands of kids that play the game. Everyone has a shot at playing for great schools. 91 Ambush and Express B, as well as a ton of other A, and B team kids will play anywhere they want. Again, don't need to kiss Spallina or Chuck's butt to get to where you want your son to go.