Originally Posted by Anonymous
My daughter is on YJ. Let me tell you it’s a disfunctional mess. Parents only confide in their small circles but there are many small groups dissing coaches, players, second guessing. Parent coaches kids start and never come off. Everyone eye rolls especially if you’re a left attacker or a midfielder. The assistant now head coach is looking over his shoulder at the former head coach, now the assistant. The now head coach spent the last year calling parents to make his case. Now he has the top job. Nice guy but a daddy first and lacrosse coach second. We have too many girls on the team. Pressure will build to win at all costs which means 15 girls will barely see the field come next summer. It’s only October and the sideline has the pressure cooker feeling of a recruiting event in July. I (and several others) secretly hope for the team to lose so there is a clean sweep of the coaching staff. Good group of girls but drama drama drama.

A word of advice - don't hold your breath waiting for that coaching change. YJ has nearly destroyed blue teams rather than change coaches. CR knows most kids will stay no matter what the coaching situation is. The ones that leave will be replaced with another paying body. It doesn't have to be someone better, just a girl whose parents will cut the check. The brand attracts talent and CRs connections keep the college commitments coming. The coach is irrelevant for her purposes.

The coaching will not change.

Your daughter can change teams. If you are going to do that, it is best to do it before high school. Basically, this coming summer or it gets much harder and you're likely to be stuck there until it's all over. Good luck to you and your daughter.