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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: Anonymous] #130597
08/20/15 09:26 PM
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Is there not an inherent conflict of interest between Express LI and North? at the same age level, how can the Express organization get both teams into the best tournaments? I grant you that so far it appears that they've been successful, but isn't that only because the Express North 2018 team is very good and the means by which they are growing the Express North product offering. It would seem Younger Express North teams may be at a disadvantage. There are only limited spots in the best tournaments. Thoughts?

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: Anonymous] #130612
08/21/15 07:33 AM
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zero conflict of interest

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: Anonymous] #130639
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Is there not an inherent conflict of interest between Express LI and North? at the same age level, how can the Express organization get both teams into the best tournaments? I grant you that so far it appears that they've been successful, but isn't that only because the Express North 2018 team is very good and the means by which they are growing the Express North product offering. It would seem Younger Express North teams may be at a disadvantage. There are only limited spots in the best tournaments. Thoughts?


There is always room for more teams! More Teams = More $!

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: Anonymous] #130648
08/21/15 10:16 AM
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but does weschester have enough talent at each age group to field that many "A" teams? I think not , therefore we are looking at multiple B level teams

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: Anonymous] #130651
08/21/15 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Is there not an inherent conflict of interest between Express LI and North? at the same age level, how can the Express organization get both teams into the best tournaments? I grant you that so far it appears that they've been successful, but isn't that only because the Express North 2018 team is very good and the means by which they are growing the Express North product offering. It would seem Younger Express North teams may be at a disadvantage. There are only limited spots in the best tournaments. Thoughts?


Conflict of interest because they share the same name? They are 2 different teams serving 2 different geographical locations. If they are both good teams and can compete at a high level why shouldn't they be able to play in the same tournaments? The higher level tournaments want strong teams, they aren't going to say no to one Express team for a lower level team just so they don't have 2 teams with the same name.

The North 2018, 2019 and 2023/24 teams all had great summers, I don't think conflict of interest will be a problem.

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: Anonymous] #130654
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
but does weschester have enough talent at each age group to field that many "A" teams? I think not , therefore we are looking at multiple B level teams


There may be a huge disparity in talent this year. Many of the Westchester teams are having tryouts the same day, Aug. 30. A couple teams will likely get the bulk of talent with the teams with light turnout getting the boys that didn't make those teams. PT is 9a, 91TS is 1030a and Express North is 1230p. Preds 2nd day is also Aug. 30 also at Purchase right after 91TS.

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: Anonymous] #130657
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did the 23/24 team compete in the higher brackets? will they be able to this year?

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: Anonymous] #130666
08/21/15 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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but does weschester have enough talent at each age group to field that many "A" teams? I think not , therefore we are looking at multiple B level teams


There may be a huge disparity in talent this year. Many of the Westchester teams are having tryouts the same day, Aug. 30. A couple teams will likely get the bulk of talent with the teams with light turnout getting the boys that didn't make those teams. PT is 9a, 91TS is 1030a and Express North is 1230p. Preds 2nd day is also Aug. 30 also at Purchase right after 91TS.


Six clubs are having tryouts on Aug. 30th. The best you could do is pick three that don't overlap and are geographically close, and try to hit those.

But, how tired is your kid going to be after that first or second tryout -- especially if they give it their all?

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: Anonymous] #130672
08/21/15 11:06 AM
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so how do people rank these organizations at the younger age brackets in terms of overall experience

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: TommyM] #130852
08/23/15 09:16 AM
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The arms race among the local clubs to stage early tryouts on same weekend is going to create a weird situation. It does not benefit players/parents at all. It forces you to pick 1-2 teams to try to make without being able to evaluate options.

some thoughts on the younger (2024-2021) levels:
91 Tri-State will rely on the name but fight for talent ... not pulling best kids yet even with HOS/High Impact consolidation
Predators solid but younger teams start new and that'll be tough
2Way is the quiet name that is in a good spot since they started last fall with some solid squads ... likely just trying to improve in spots.
PrimeTime hurting ... terrible 2023 team and too much competition
LIExpress North had good summer and like 2Way just filling key spots
Eclipse is mainly New Canaan/Brunswick kids ... solid and building

M11, Greenwich, Topside around but don't have presence at normal tourneys

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: Anonymous] #130935
08/24/15 08:01 AM
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i agree, i think the biggest problem with some of these clubs is that they place their B caliber 3/4 teams into the A brackets and get demolished. when you lose games 20-0 , i am not sure how that can be a great experience for any player. Imagine the 3 attack, sitting on the field, never even seeing the ball after driving to a tourney. or the goalies confidence as he spends an entire game digging the ball out of the net. Tristate was in the B division and they held their own, which is fine for a first year team. I believe, Express North was the same . at the younger ages, just giving players good coaching and reps in a game goes a long way

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: Anonymous] #130949
08/24/15 09:39 AM
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No conflicts.

Younger Express North teams will do well because coaching is top notch and 2018 North team are great role models and actively mentors younger players.

Harvey School facilities and location is big advantage as well.

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: Anonymous] #130962
08/24/15 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
No conflicts.

Younger Express North teams will do well because coaching is top notch and 2018 North team are great role models and actively mentors younger players.

Harvey School facilities and location is big advantage as well.


Who coached younger North teams last year? (I see that they have added some coaches from Iona. Interesting because the Predators have some connection with Fordham.)

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: Anonymous] #130973
08/24/15 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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No conflicts.

Younger Express North teams will do well because coaching is top notch and 2018 North team are great role models and actively mentors younger players.

Harvey School facilities and location is big advantage as well.


Who coached younger North teams last year? (I see that they have added some coaches from Iona. Interesting because the Predators have some connection with Fordham.)


just heard the tuition of those two: Iona and Fordham. How do they compare to Chaminade and St. Anthony's academically.

How do Stepinac and Kennedy Catholic compare (sports and academics) are they like St Marys, St Doms, Kelly, SJB.

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse [Re: TommyM] #130985
08/24/15 12:20 PM
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who is coaching the younger north teams this year?

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