Wow! YJB Goalie committed to Stanford, While YJA Goalie commits to UMass. Great for both, but further justifies the frustration with the YJ teams at this age group. Something strange
Duh. Maybe has to do with grades? And, what the players want to go to school for, logistics , etc . Not everyone is cut out for Stanford! Or, maybe not everyone wants to go to Stanford, even with good grades. To each their own, congrats to both and good luck!!
All together now… coaches recruit players not teams!
Exactly, they recruit players. Too often College coaches are weary on some players because they trust too much in the clubs team structures and player placement within the club. This is great to see because unfortunately on the YJ teams (and other clubs) some players get hurt by having their talents judged by coaches, and directors with agendas and favors to pay back, many deserving players are not properly placed on a team/line/position or promoted by the club. Many “just decent” players get blown up and promoted because of the friends and favors and sadly so many players just as good, get shorted. Goalie is probably the toughest position because there is only room for two. The college coaches are a much better judge of what they are looking for in players and it is great to see a player’s talents shine through and overcome the handicap or ceiling placed on them by the club. Congrats!
Here we go again with the "friends and family" "many deserving players" ....
How many times have we read this on here? We have also read many times that "the only list that matters is the college coaches list". The recruiting process sorts most of the nonsense out, college coaches watch the players play and the make offers to the players that they like (the players that they believe can help their program win). It is not one coach watching players, it's all of them and they know what they are looking for. Every situation is different, we never really know the circumstances surrounding every commitment . At the end of the day, the coaches at the top programs obviously do a very good job at identifying the players who they believe to be the best. If the coaches were wrong often, we would see a lot more parity in DI women's lacrosse.