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Boys 2019 Fall 2014/Summer 2015 v3.0 #102979
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Time for some folks to hear from me...you may not know me, but I am the wrong guy to [lacrosse] off by attacking a child. You may think you are anonymous, but let me tell you in no uncertain terms you are not. If I have to turn over your posts to the authorities I will do it without thinking twice..

This is version 3.0. I have all the information from the low-life adult bullies bashing this 14 y/o. Be warned...do not [lacrosse] with me or the child anymore or you will have a knock on your front door from guys with a badge.

To the parent of the child that is being bullied. If you wish to pursue this issue and need my assistance simply email me and I will TCB.

I have zero tolerance for adults who beat up on children and hide behind their momma's dress like the pussies they are. Have I made myself clear or do you want to challenge me?

Meanwhile, version 3.0 of the Boys 2019 Fall 2014/Summer 2015 is open for posting.

I'm Larry Miller.

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Nice job Larry, lets put this to rest once and for all. it's just not right. Like politics and religion they are never going to convince anyone. Just leave the kid alone. It also would have been nice if you addressed this a few months ago when it started.

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THANK YOU!

Re: Boys 2019 Fall 2014/Summer 2015 v3.0 [Re: Anonymous] #102989
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Nice job Larry, lets put this to rest once and for all. it's just not right. Like politics and religion they are never going to convince anyone. Just leave the kid alone. It also would have been nice if you addressed this a few months ago when it started.


I do admit that I was thrown into taking over this site because of the antics by Cage Sage.

I am open to any of you who have time and interest if you would like to help me moderate this board.

I would also agree with you that this should have been addressed earlier, but I mistakenly thought that 2.0 would have cured the ills. Obviously, I was mistaken.

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Thank You! I personally know this young man and his parents. My son played with him last year on Express (2018). He is a great kid. No need to re post this. People are just plain NUTS!

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I have a way of separating these people from their nuts....you know I'm just waiting for these adult child abusers to make my day smile

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Larry, any idea why the 2019 thread is infected with crack pots and idiots?

Re: Boys 2019 Fall 2014/Summer 2015 v3.0 [Re: THOMASJOHN] #103013
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Not at all.

I am not involved in lacrosse in any manner other than publishing this site.

I do not, coach, nor run a camp, clinic or tournament. I do not have children playing as my two girls are grown and with their famies.

I do not understand much of the bitching and posturing that goes on, because I am not what the positioning is for? What is the pot of gold you are seeking?ma full ride to college?

Sorry, but I doubt that. I am also of the opinion that neither lacrosse or soccer will offer a pro career where a living can be earned...basketball, football, and at Duke, golf will bring serious moola....my 2 cents.

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Here are some common myths about college recruiting. It's a changing process, and the more you know the better chance you have of achieving your goals.

Copied from Ted Spencer's Blue Chip 225:

RECRUITING MYTHS
1. If you are college material coaches will find you.

There are 166,000 high school boys playing lacrosse throughout the country. A coach is looking for five or six players each year to fill in his roster. He has limited time and a limited travel budget. Your chances of being found among the 166,000 are slim at best.

2. You need to wait until official recruiting period begins at the start of your junior year.

Wrong! 31% of lacrosse players commit before the official recruiting period even begins!! In fact, rising sophomores (freshmen) are committing to college programs so preparing for college cannot begin too early. A recent article in the New [lacrosse] Times was headlined "Committed to College and Then Started 9th Grade."

3. By the time you are a rising senior it is too late to get recruited.

69% of commitments are made between the junior and senior years. Many schools will recruit rising seniors to fill in unexpected gaps or among players who are late bloomers or missed in the process. While your chances at a top D1 school go down by the time you're a senior, it is never too late to be recruited. Our own survey of Blue Chip 225 Rising Senior attendees found that over 90% reported at least one college inquiry as a result of attending Blue Chip 225

4. Aim high! That's where the money is.

The talk in any high school locker room is about the top D1 schools kids are going to get into. UNC, Virginia, Hopkins, SU, and so on are every players dream schools. They have big time scholarship money.

The math is easy - there are 41,000 players in each graduating high school class and maybe 400 scholarship equivalents at all the D1 schools (some you've not likely even heard of). The odds of receiving ANY funding from ANY D1 school are 0.89% - less than 1 in a 100) - The average award in lacrosse is about $6,000. In all sports only 3.7% of high school players even make the team. Unless you are among the national elite players , at least include a wide range of D1 and other division schools in your target list. Dream high and plan wide.

4. I know a bunch of people who got full rides for lacrosse.

Football and basketball are head count sports where each scholarship is given to an individual for college. Lacrosse is an "equivalency" sport which means that the 12.9 scholarships for D1 and 10.8 for D2 are turned into dollars and awarded in pieces among athletes. In this way an athlete may receive partial tuition, or books, or any dollar amount so long as the total disbursed does not exceed typical expenses times the number of scholarships allowed for that division. Not all programs are fully funded which means that a given school may allocate only a portion of the maximum funding to the program which further limits the funding to be spread among the players in the four college classes.

5. Grades don't matter if you're a recruited athlete.

Quite the contrary. While being a recruited athlete is likely to get you some favorable treatment at the admissions office, NCAA regulations and the standards of colleges are likely to set minimum standards you must meet to be admitted no matter how strongly you are being recruited. Further, a coach assesses the likelihood of your remaining eligible academically, so the athlete with the stronger academic record is going to get the nod over one with lower grades or standardized test scores.

6. Someone can get me recruited. My coach will get me recruited. I filled out the prospective student questionnaire that's enough. I got emails from coaches indicating interest. I was invited to college camp.

All these statements are good indications of interest by colleges and you should welcome them. BUT! During the course of a year a coach may email hundreds of players, invite many players to camp, respond to a vast number of questionnaires... and that is exciting but all it means is that you are noticed. Until you receive a direct offer from a coach you can drop off the recruiting roster in a moment and the coach is not likely to notify you of this. The simple reality is that is up to you to market yourself to the schools you want to attend. No one, and I mean NO ONE, cares as much as you do about this next step in your life!


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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Here are some common myths about college recruiting. It's a changing process, and the more you know the better chance you have of achieving your goals.

Copied from Ted Spencer's Blue Chip 225:

RECRUITING MYTHS
1. If you are college material coaches will find you.

There are 166,000 high school boys playing lacrosse throughout the country. A coach is looking for five or six players each year to fill in his roster. He has limited time and a limited travel budget. Your chances of being found among the 166,000 are slim at best.

2. You need to wait until official recruiting period begins at the start of your junior year.

Wrong! 31% of lacrosse players commit before the official recruiting period even begins!! In fact, rising sophomores (freshmen) are committing to college programs so preparing for college cannot begin too early. A recent article in the New [lacrosse] Times was headlined "Committed to College and Then Started 9th Grade."

3. By the time you are a rising senior it is too late to get recruited.

69% of commitments are made between the junior and senior years. Many schools will recruit rising seniors to fill in unexpected gaps or among players who are late bloomers or missed in the process. While your chances at a top D1 school go down by the time you're a senior, it is never too late to be recruited. Our own survey of Blue Chip 225 Rising Senior attendees found that over 90% reported at least one college inquiry as a result of attending Blue Chip 225

4. Aim high! That's where the money is.

The talk in any high school locker room is about the top D1 schools kids are going to get into. UNC, Virginia, Hopkins, SU, and so on are every players dream schools. They have big time scholarship money.

The math is easy - there are 41,000 players in each graduating high school class and maybe 400 scholarship equivalents at all the D1 schools (some you've not likely even heard of). The odds of receiving ANY funding from ANY D1 school are 0.89% - less than 1 in a 100) - The average award in lacrosse is about $6,000. In all sports only 3.7% of high school players even make the team. Unless you are among the national elite players , at least include a wide range of D1 and other division schools in your target list. Dream high and plan wide.

4. I know a bunch of people who got full rides for lacrosse.

Football and basketball are head count sports where each scholarship is given to an individual for college. Lacrosse is an "equivalency" sport which means that the 12.9 scholarships for D1 and 10.8 for D2 are turned into dollars and awarded in pieces among athletes. In this way an athlete may receive partial tuition, or books, or any dollar amount so long as the total disbursed does not exceed typical expenses times the number of scholarships allowed for that division. Not all programs are fully funded which means that a given school may allocate only a portion of the maximum funding to the program which further limits the funding to be spread among the players in the four college classes.

5. Grades don't matter if you're a recruited athlete.

Quite the contrary. While being a recruited athlete is likely to get you some favorable treatment at the admissions office, NCAA regulations and the standards of colleges are likely to set minimum standards you must meet to be admitted no matter how strongly you are being recruited. Further, a coach assesses the likelihood of your remaining eligible academically, so the athlete with the stronger academic record is going to get the nod over one with lower grades or standardized test scores.

6. Someone can get me recruited. My coach will get me recruited. I filled out the prospective student questionnaire that's enough. I got emails from coaches indicating interest. I was invited to college camp.

All these statements are good indications of interest by colleges and you should welcome them. BUT! During the course of a year a coach may email hundreds of players, invite many players to camp, respond to a vast number of questionnaires... and that is exciting but all it means is that you are noticed. Until you receive a direct offer from a coach you can drop off the recruiting roster in a moment and the coach is not likely to notify you of this. The simple reality is that is up to you to market yourself to the schools you want to attend. No one, and I mean NO ONE, cares as much as you do about this next step in your life!



Are Blue Chip invites out?

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Thank you Larry

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How do you secure a Blue Chip invite?

Is this the same Showcase as the Blue Chip 225? That has a registration process with your coach recommendation needed.

Jake Reed is also called Blue Chip.

Please advise all of us who are new to the process.

Several Showcase dates are coming up. How do you know, besides conflicts with your club team playing dates, which ones to attend and which ones to skip????

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No Jake Reed Blue Chip direct invites to be had this year for 2019. Only way in is through 3d Blue Chip in Fla two weeks from now. Play in for July camp.

Know what your son is pursuing!
Extremely difficult to make any level college roster. Older son is a Freshman at a decent D3 program (very good school) He started lax in 1st grade. Nearly 60 kids playing. We're in an average lax town. 11 kids made it to senior year. 4 started 3 more played and 4 others never saw the field on 10+ win team last season. A grand total of 3 boys are now playing in college, all D3. When you finally get to school, the college coach who said they don't cut recruits, he cut 4 of them in fall ball. Now you've made the team, your 18 years old and competing for playing time against men 20-22 years old. (time to get over the age thing). Morals of the story: Make sure your son likes the school. Don't go to school to play lax. It's not easy to get on any college roster at any level. Average day: Meeting, practice, lift. Back to your dorm 4 hours later. 6 days a week.(did I mention this is the commitment at D3?) Be prepared to shovel the field for practice. You better love it, cause it's really hard!

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BRAVO Larry!
Now back to lacrosse!

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
No Jake Reed Blue Chip direct invites to be had this year for 2019. Only way in is through 3d Blue Chip in Fla two weeks from now. Play in for July camp.

Know what your son is pursuing!
Extremely difficult to make any level college roster. Older son is a Freshman at a decent D3 program (very good school) He started lax in 1st grade. Nearly 60 kids playing. We're in an average lax town. 11 kids made it to senior year. 4 started 3 more played and 4 others never saw the field on 10+ win team last season. A grand total of 3 boys are now playing in college, all D3. When you finally get to school, the college coach who said they don't cut recruits, he cut 4 of them in fall ball. Now you've made the team, your 18 years old and competing for playing time against men 20-22 years old. (time to get over the age thing). Morals of the story: Make sure your son likes the school. Don't go to school to play lax. It's not easy to get on any college roster at any level. Average day: Meeting, practice, lift. Back to your dorm 4 hours later. 6 days a week.(did I mention this is the commitment at D3?) Be prepared to shovel the field for practice. You better love it, cause it's really hard!


Great to hear the reality of it all.

Looking forward to more insight from those of you who have been there, done that.


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