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Re: Long Island Yellow Jackets Lacrosse
Anonymous #118692 06/04/15 03:13 PM
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[quote=Anonymous]Typical YJ's holier than thou attitude towards everyone. Sometimes wrong is just wrong and first tournament of season was not the place to not play all the girls.

Says who YJ play to win if girls have to sit so be it. This is a competitive game and the top players will be in when the game is on the line.


Exactly. M&D 2021 used 2 subs in the championship game. All teams shorten the bench when a championship is on the line.

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Re: Long Island Yellow Jackets Lacrosse
Anonymous #118694 06/04/15 03:15 PM
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Plain and simple anyone who pays all this money plus travel to have their daughter not play is a fool. if your daughter loves to play and you can afford it, find a place where she can do just that, play! once your child gets to recruiting age and wants to play in college,then find a place where she can play good minutes and be seen by the coaches of schools she wants to go to. Be realistic and understand that Your daughter does not have to play with one of the "big clubs" to play in college. Plenty of so called "2nd and third teamers" playing at some wonderful Colleges.If you contact and show the interest they will come.

If it's just about wins and living thru your children, then by all means keep wasting your money

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Anonymous #118713 06/04/15 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Plain and simple anyone who pays all this money plus travel to have their daughter not play is a fool. if your daughter loves to play and you can afford it, find a place where she can do just that, play! once your child gets to recruiting age and wants to play in college,then find a place where she can play good minutes and be seen by the coaches of schools she wants to go to. Be realistic and understand that Your daughter does not have to play with one of the "big clubs" to play in college. Plenty of so called "2nd and third teamers" playing at some wonderful Colleges.If you contact and show the interest they will come.

If it's just about wins and living thru your children, then by all means keep wasting your money


But do I have to give back the bumper sticker, sweatshirt and now my favorite the blanket?

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Re: Long Island Yellow Jackets Lacrosse
Anonymous #118785 06/05/15 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Plain and simple anyone who pays all this money plus travel to have their daughter not play is a fool. if your daughter loves to play and you can afford it, find a place where she can do just that, play! once your child gets to recruiting age and wants to play in college,then find a place where she can play good minutes and be seen by the coaches of schools she wants to go to. Be realistic and understand that Your daughter does not have to play with one of the "big clubs" to play in college. Plenty of so called "2nd and third teamers" playing at some wonderful Colleges.If you contact and show the interest they will come.

If it's just about wins and living thru your children, then by all means keep wasting your money


Good luck getting recruiting help from YJ, if you're not on blue!

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Anonymous #118793 06/05/15 09:49 AM
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Good luck getting recruiting help from YJ, if you're not on blue!


Pay your $500 recruiting fee and she will mention your name to a college coach when an inquiry is made. Don't pay it, and she wont remember your kids name.

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Anonymous #118799 06/05/15 10:17 AM
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do the leg work and there will be plenty of opportunities .

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Anonymous #118807 06/05/15 10:47 AM
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You can't get a more laid back program then the WAVE and look at where some of their TOP girls over the last few years are playing - Northwestern, Stony Brook, Syracuse, UNC, Albany, Georgetown, Adelphi now most of their girls are playing Low D1 with lots of D3's BUT it does show that if you CAN PLAY, coaches will find you and you don't need the bumper sticker to get to a top school.

YJ Blue probably makes it easier to get looked at but lesser programs and still getting girls into big time schools

Sometimes being the BIG FISH in a small pond lets you shine as opposed to being #13 -#26 on the YJ Blue Roster

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Anonymous #118819 06/05/15 12:09 PM
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If you are a yellow jacket blue parent with a daughter on the bottom half of the roster, you need to listen to this. The coaches and organization have a standard reply to all players if their parents are complaining. They will tell you that the time to win is now. That college coaches will not come to the sidelines to watch the team if they are not winning every game. They will tell you that even though your daughter is not playing she's getting great benefit from having the yellow jacket blue name. And that may be true for some. But at the same time it maybe destroying your daughters confidence and love of the game. This was the situation we were in and we decided to try and stick it out. For us that was the wrong decision. At that time for her the sport was about having fun. But how can you have fun when you're not seeing the field. By the end of the year, it became a job to her. It was then that we finally decided to look for another place for her to play. She decided to go to what many consider to be a much lesser club. And it turned out to be the greatest thing she ever did. We just wish she did it earlier. And guess what she got recruited to a D1 school. We just had to do a little bit more legwork. Needless to say we are going about it differently with our younger daughter. I'm not saying that this situation doesn't work for some. It just definitely didn't work for us. At 12 years old all my daughter wanted to do was play.

And before somebody calls me a yellow jacket hater, that is not the truth. When I asked them for the truth they gave it to me. They didn't string me on. We just decided to make our own decisions for what we felt was best for our daughter. And sitting on the sidelines watching other girls play meaningful minutes was not what was right for us as a family. Good luck to everyone going forward.

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Anonymous #118831 06/05/15 12:56 PM
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That was an honest, thought provoking look at the reality of the YJ system for the bottom of the roster players and their families thanks for sharing.

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BoardLord #118864 06/05/15 04:25 PM
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Playing YJ 2019 Mitchell at National Draw in a few weeks. Which team is that for you guys? Thanks.

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Anonymous #118914 06/06/15 08:43 AM
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Great post. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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Anonymous #118921 06/06/15 10:07 AM
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If you are a yellow jacket blue parent with a daughter on the bottom half of the roster, you need to listen to this. The coaches and organization have a standard reply to all players if their parents are complaining. They will tell you that the time to win is now. That college coaches will not come to the sidelines to watch the team if they are not winning every game. They will tell you that even though your daughter is not playing she's getting great benefit from having the yellow jacket blue name. And that may be true for some. But at the same time it maybe destroying your daughters confidence and love of the game. This was the situation we were in and we decided to try and stick it out. For us that was the wrong decision. At that time for her the sport was about having fun. But how can you have fun when you're not seeing the field. By the end of the year, it became a job to her. It was then that we finally decided to look for another place for her to play. She decided to go to what many consider to be a much lesser club. And it turned out to be the greatest thing she ever did. We just wish she did it earlier. And guess what she got recruited to a D1 school. We just had to do a little bit more legwork. Needless to say we are going about it differently with our younger daughter. I'm not saying that this situation doesn't work for some. It just definitely didn't work for us. At 12 years old all my daughter wanted to do was play.

And before somebody calls me a yellow jacket hater, that is not the truth. When I asked them for the truth they gave it to me. They didn't string me on. We just decided to make our own decisions for what we felt was best for our daughter. And sitting on the sidelines watching other girls play meaningful minutes was not what was right for us as a family. Good luck to everyone going forward.


This is a great post. Each families experience is different. It depends on what the parent feels is most important in the outcome. Does YJ Blue hold huge wieght for some colleges, absolutely. But I honestly feel that it doesn't hold the weight that it once did. YJ used to be the only show in town. that is long gone. With the wealth of information that is at a parents and coaches disposal these days, if your daughter is a good player, she will get recruited. You just need to spend some time emailing coaches and attending some 5 v 5's and clinics for the school that you are interested in. Have your daughter let college coaches know that you are interested in the school and what showcases that you are attending. Most of the websites for these showcases tell you who is attending and you can even send them a message directly from the tournament website. It's amzing what technology can do.

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Re: Long Island Yellow Jackets Lacrosse
Anonymous #118930 06/06/15 01:39 PM
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Look at the WAVE recruits after playing in low level tournaments in low level brackets on low level teams. GOOD PLAYERS are noticed wherever they play if you work hard at it.

Kind of like ride the bench on varsity or play every minute on JV. Ride the bench on YJ blue on be the stud at another program

Good Luck to all

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Re: Long Island Yellow Jackets Lacrosse
BoardLord #118931 06/06/15 02:03 PM
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Got YJ 2018 Rose tomorrow morning. Should be fun.

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Anonymous #118967 06/06/15 06:35 PM
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Good luck getting any calls

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