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Boys 2019-9th Grade Fall 2015 Summer 2016
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BOTC is opening our Fall 2015 through Summer 2016 thread covering the Boys 2019-9th Grade age group.

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Re: Boys 2019-9th Grade Fall 2015 Summer 2016
B_O_T_C #128541 08/02/15 02:18 PM
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Any team in need of a goalie or have any availablility af that position?

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Anonymous #128565 08/02/15 06:09 PM
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Any team in need of a goalie or have any availablility af that position?


Email the clubs, no need to hit a bunch of try outs if they are not looking to replace a player. Good luck to your son.

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Anonymous #128568 08/02/15 07:12 PM
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What level is he? A/B?

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B_O_T_C #128664 08/03/15 03:21 PM
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In all seriousness how many 2019s will be committed by late fall? Crazy to think at least 50 I think.

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Anonymous #128669 08/03/15 03:33 PM
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In all seriousness how many 2019s will be committed by late fall? Crazy to think at least 50 I think.


Can anyone explain exactly what the "commitment" means? I know it isn't binding on either party but is there at least a verbal understating of what grades and test scores will be required of the student and what scholarship money, if any the player will receive?




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Anonymous #128685 08/03/15 05:30 PM
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Any team in need of a goalie or have any availablility af that position?


Email the clubs, no need to hit a bunch of try outs if they are not looking to replace a player. Good luck to your son.


I do think tryouts are a good way to get some good work in. Always a good way to et to know the other teams coaches. I always told my son to look at them like clinics.

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B_O_T_C #129105 08/07/15 06:49 PM
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With many new teams popping up, does it pay to have my son play for a club as a freshman or just figure it out during the spring, registering him to play in showcases and send him to camps? He will be playing on his HS team as a freshman playing varsity.

No snide comments needed. Thank you in advance for guidance.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
With many new teams popping up, does it pay to have my son play for a club as a freshman or just figure it out during the spring, registering him to play in showcases and send him to camps? He will be playing on his HS team as a freshman playing varsity.

No snide comments needed. Thank you in advance for guidance.


Depends on the HS

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
With many new teams popping up, does it pay to have my son play for a club as a freshman or just figure it out during the spring, registering him to play in showcases and send him to camps? He will be playing on his HS team as a freshman playing varsity.

No snide comments needed. Thank you in advance for guidance.


If he is playing varsity for a top team then I wouldn't worry but if he plays for a small school it won't carry much weight..my guess is less then 10 kids will be playing varsity as freshman and I doubt any are at big schools

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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With many new teams popping up, does it pay to have my son play for a club as a freshman or just figure it out during the spring, registering him to play in showcases and send him to camps? He will be playing on his HS team as a freshman playing varsity.

No snide comments needed. Thank you in advance for guidance.


If he is playing varsity for a top team then I wouldn't worry but if he plays for a small school it won't carry much weight..my guess is less then 10 kids will be playing varsity as freshman and I doubt any are at big schools


Since there were 6 8th graders that played varsity last year I'd say there maybe upwards of 20-25 freshman playing varsity. Some may surprise you. Some may surprise you half will be on playoff teams.

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With many new teams popping up, does it pay to have my son play for a club as a freshman or just figure it out during the spring, registering him to play in showcases and send him to camps? He will be playing on his HS team as a freshman playing varsity.

No snide comments needed. Thank you in advance for guidance.


If he is playing varsity for a top team then I wouldn't worry but if he plays for a small school it won't carry much weight..my guess is less then 10 kids will be playing varsity as freshman and I doubt any are at big schools


Augment school with travel if he is a committed driven player. Rising Soph should play with their HS team whenever possible. But will giving up travel and doing school only be enough. Ask a coach from the college your interested in. If he isn't at that stage then there is your answer.

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Anonymous #129204 08/09/15 10:50 AM
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With many new teams popping up, does it pay to have my son play for a club as a freshman or just figure it out during the spring, registering him to play in showcases and send him to camps? He will be playing on his HS team as a freshman playing varsity.

No snide comments needed. Thank you in advance for guidance.


If he is playing varsity for a top team then I wouldn't worry but if he plays for a small school it won't carry much weight..my guess is less then 10 kids will be playing varsity as freshman and I doubt any are at big schools


Since there were 6 8th graders that played varsity last year I'd say there maybe upwards of 20-25 freshman playing varsity. Some may surprise you. Some may surprise you half will be on playoff teams.



I didn't know there we're that many . how did they did?..was there a need for them to play up?

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Anonymous #129262 08/10/15 12:23 AM
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With many new teams popping up, does it pay to have my son play for a club as a freshman or just figure it out during the spring, registering him to play in showcases and send him to camps? He will be playing on his HS team as a freshman playing varsity.

No snide comments needed. Thank you in advance for guidance.


If he is playing varsity for a top team then I wouldn't worry but if he plays for a small school it won't carry much weight..my guess is less then 10 kids will be playing varsity as freshman and I doubt any are at big schools


Since there were 6 8th graders that played varsity last year I'd say there maybe upwards of 20-25 freshman playing varsity. Some may surprise you. Some may surprise you half will be on playoff teams.



I didn't know there we're that many . how did they did?..was there a need for them to play up?


yes for most. Good thing was they all made the most of their time. That is all you can ask.

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With many new teams popping up, does it pay to have my son play for a club as a freshman or just figure it out during the spring, registering him to play in showcases and send him to camps? He will be playing on his HS team as a freshman playing varsity.

No snide comments needed. Thank you in advance for guidance.


If he is playing varsity for a top team then I wouldn't worry but if he plays for a small school it won't carry much weight..my guess is less then 10 kids will be playing varsity as freshman and I doubt any are at big schools


Since there were 6 8th graders that played varsity last year I'd say there maybe upwards of 20-25 freshman playing varsity. Some may surprise you. Some may surprise you half will be on playoff teams.



I didn't know there we're that many . how did they did?..was there a need for them to play up?


yes for most. Good thing was they all made the most of their time. That is all you can ask.


So my guess is that they didn't start for their Varsity teams which is what I thought..just not sure if it's safe to play Varsity in 8th grade without the risk of getting hurt

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