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True Blue Boys 2013 Team Tryouts - September 22nd/23rd, 2012 #16428
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True Blue Boys 2013 Lacrosse Tryouts

True Blue 2013 Boys Second to Ninth Grade Tryouts


Tryout Dates, Times, and Details

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Sixth Grade (2019) : 9:00am - 11:00am
Seventh Grade (2018) : 11:00am - 1:00pm
Eighth Grade (2017) : 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ninth Grade (2016) : 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location : Cedar Creek Park, Wantagh, New [lacrosse]

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
Second Grade (2023) : 6:00pm - 7:30pm, East Field
Third Grade (2022) : 6:00pm - 7:30pm, West Field
Fourth Grade (2021) : 7:30pm - 9:00pm, East Field
Fifth Grade (2020) : 7:30pm - 9:00pm, West Field
Location : Field of Dreams, Massapequa, New [lacrosse]

Rainout and Conflict Make-Up Date is Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Players who are selected for the upcoming 2013 Season will receive: Helmet, Custom Sublimated Uniform, Custom True Blue Bag and Sublimated Shooting Shirt. All Summer teams will have a minumum of 12 practices and 5 tournaments. There will be Winter and Spring programs offered as well.

Total Cost : $975.00 Per Player, Grades 3 to 9

Second Grade Prices to be Announced

Tryout Cost : $40.00 Per Player


Seventh Grade Team Having Fun at the Stowe Lacrosse Tournament
About the True Blue Lacrosse Program
True Blue is committed to providing an affordable and highly competitive lacrosse community. Experienced NCAA talent along with current NCAA and High School coaches will develop each team with an age appropriate curriculum. The core values of Good Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Respect for Others and Community Service will be the corner stone of the organization. Our philosophy is that these values merged with a competitive spirit will enable our players to reach their collegiate lacrosse goals. The True Blue community will extend beyond the field with important college recruiting guidance and opportunities for our alumni to stay involved.


E-Mail : Chris Roberts
Contact True Blue Lacrosse at 516-241-6738
Post Office Box #507, Merrick NY 11566

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Re: True Blue Boys 2013 Team Tryouts - September 22nd/23rd, 2012 [Re: CageSage] #16460
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Looks like they are expanding to new grades. Does anyone have any insight about program. Where do they practice, costs,where are most kids from,etc. I would be happy to hear from white team parents in particular to see how they feel. I know many so called "B" teams are neglected by some organizations and I want to know if you feel this is or will be the case here.

Re: True Blue Boys 2013 Team Tryouts - September 22nd/23rd, 2012 [Re: Anonymous] #16461
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Is a team already in tact arebthey only looking for certain nspots or is it a true tryout.

Re: True Blue Boys 2013 Team Tryouts - September 22nd/23rd, 2012 [Re: Anonymous] #16518
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They only had 1 "B" team this past year ( 5th grade). They are treated very well by the organization and the parents loved the coaches. One of the coaches is a coach at Farmingdale College. I don't know how many "B" teams they are going to have this year
The parents were also very happy with the 5th grade "A" team. They did well in all their tournaments and the parents liked that coach ( parent coach ) as well.

Re: True Blue Boys 2013 Team Tryouts - September 22nd/23rd, 2012 [Re: Anonymous] #16528
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Fifth grade b also was coached by Roberts brother so that helped....

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Re: True Blue Boys 2013 Team Tryouts - September 22nd/23rd, 2012 [Re: Anonymous] #16529
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5th grade - A was a very good team it mostly was an intact team from another club program acquired by True Blue - coaches and all - large % of team was retained. Not sure how many new were added through tryouts last year. Rumor has it that they created the B team because of the talent acquired on that move.M

Re: True Blue Boys 2013 Team Tryouts - September 22nd/23rd, 2012 [Re: Anonymous] #16542
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So the tryout is truly for the "B" team??

Re: True Blue Boys 2013 Team Tryouts - September 22nd/23rd, 2012 [Re: Anonymous] #16551
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Thanks for the info, Where do they practice?

Re: True Blue Boys 2013 Team Tryouts - September 22nd/23rd, 2012 [Re: Anonymous] #16559
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Depends on the team and the coaches hook for a field, could be Suffolk or Nassau, no "home field" as how we had it last year. My take on True Blue - few good teams playing under an establishing club with a great original mission to keep something small and grass roots. The unknown I see, going from 35 mph to 100 in 100 yards is growing from 2 or 3 age groups to 8 age groups. There was some disorganization in the begining of the year like most teams but I think True Blue has to prove it can be the same organization with a few teams this year to roasters by age group as big as Express and 91 next year. True Blue was attractive do to price and teams success, however this is still a growing club lacrosse organization and will it succumb to the pressure to compete at a business level as much as the field to become the same old? Really, how many clubs are really different - True Blue at the new age groups, are they taking established teams to build up quickly like the 5th grade A and 7th grade (express players). The rapid growth makes it feel more like a big org like the others vs what made it attractive - small team focus and attention. No gaurentee that will continue, think they need to prove themeselves first before jumping from club to club.

Re: True Blue Boys 2013 Team Tryouts - September 22nd/23rd, 2012 [Re: Anonymous] #16560
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The 5th grade b team had a few local players know by "the program" and added as a B team which we heard was not originally planed. Are those players "untouchable " this year or is every position opened and will Roberts cut those players this time around?

The 5th grade A - Was a very good team this year with parent coaches, would think most players will return but like most other tryouts you never know what is available, been through this a few times, this will not be any different. True Blue had a different feel then other clubs last year but growing this fast, the quality on the field has to depreciate unless they acquire existing teams which limit player tryout spots.

If they want to be a transforming organization in the club lacrosse space, be 100% transparent, I think parents are looking for this before they invest their time, money and hope to find positive experiences for our kids.

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Re: True Blue Boys 2013 Team Tryouts - September 22nd/23rd, 2012 [Re: Anonymous] #16569
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I was at the Tryouts for True Blue last year and it was the best by far compared to any of the "established" clubs..I know a couple parents that had a great time this year..as far as being transparent, not sure what you are looking for, price we heard was good and the kids had fun and learned..and not going to ever reach the "established" club prices. Will see this year.

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Not implying the club is run poorly or the kids didn't have fun. Last year was the first tryout and now have established teams. The price will not stay this low now that its growing. Might not be as high but don't expect to paynthe same, example last years tryouts were free and now $40. Point is to avoid the issue with all other clubs which become transient, players moving from club to club, the idea should be to get a core group of kids playing together for multiple years. If this is the goal, then the coaches know who should stay on next years teams already etc. the idea that every player has equal chance to fill one of the 20 or so spots is misleading (across all clubs). I wonder how many of the 5th grade A and 7th grade A kids are bein replaced or leaving? Why dismantle and rebuild each year when not broken. That's the point. Success is made with synergy and knowing teammates. True blue could change the face of club lacrosse on LI but just feel its following in the footsteps to build bigger, that creates all the frustration for parents.

Re: True Blue Boys 2013 Team Tryouts - September 22nd/23rd, 2012 [Re: Anonymous] #16579
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All clubs should show there cost for the season, before try outs.

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Does anyone know what 91 and Express are charging this upcoming year?

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone know what 91 and Express are charging this upcoming year?


True Blue - $40
fl$ - $125
Outlaws - $75
91 - $55
Express - ??? (cost or dates not posted yet as far as I know. I think it was $75 last year)
Igloo - $100 for four days
Pride - $40

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