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Long Island Jesters 2013 Tryouts - September 8th/9th, 2012
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Re: Long Island Jesters 2013 Tryouts - September 8th/9th, 2012
CageSage #16902 08/12/12 11:52 PM
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Please confirm - is there a 2nd grade team tryout - there is no listing for 2023 class. The page says Ages - 2nd through etc.

Also any details on the team fees?

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CageSage #16909 08/13/12 09:00 AM
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Ok. I dont see any costs on the ad. Where is the cost for tryouts or the estimated cost of the program? How about some clarity please?

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So the Jesters are holding tryouts for 3rd and 4th grade now? Guess this is the new Jesters huh...gone are the days of 2nd3rd4th being open teams. Guess the dys off discount pricing for young kids are gone too. It's official all teams are all about the money now...at least the jesters used to wait to screw you

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I dont understand why they dont want to post the costs for the tryouts or the cost of the summer program. It would be nice to know upfront. Maybe they they should state just bring your checkbook Lets face it , your buying a product. Its cost "x" amount of dollars and you get "Y" product and people can decide if they want to buy. I see a trend here. It seems nonone want to disclose there fees. Could if be possible they are afraid of price competition. No picking on the Jester but I see other clubs doing this as well.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
I dont understand why they dont want to post the costs for the tryouts or the cost of the summer program. It would be nice to know upfront. Maybe they they should state just bring your checkbook Lets face it , your buying a product. Its cost "x" amount of dollars and you get "Y" product and people can decide if they want to buy. I see a trend here. It seems nonone want to disclose there fees. Could if be possible they are afraid of price competition. No picking on the Jester but I see other clubs doing this as well.


Come on now - Colleges have been exploiting their players for years to make millions, why not get the kids use to it at 9 years old! Days are gone when it was about the kids and their development. Its kinda of sicking seeing al these teams directors (not just Jesters, all of them)walking tournements trying to sell their program and look to recruite parents. If a coach really wants your kid, its not always because they want your money (which is a given they will get it) its about them wanting to win more games to promote the club to get more players (i.e. revenue) Maybe if they really wanted your kid - maybe we charge them. I love the "we are only taking the top 46 per grade. Well, lets see - that has to be 2 teams per grade @ 23 kids per team (wow - can you say limited playing time). Assuming they fill all these teams plus tryout revenue you son or daughter can play for a $500k+ revenue enterprise

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I see your point. To someone new to travel sports. What are the warning signs of the money making machines. Any thoughts from expereince would be helpful

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Cost for the tryout is $55

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
I see your point. To someone new to travel sports. What are the warning signs of the money making machines. Any thoughts from expereince would be helpful


Kinda of hard these days to seperate one from the other - its all copy cat and they all look the same these days. Basically you need to go into knowing its not so much about team and player development, that is left for the Camps, Clinics, etc. These clubs are in to do one thing, win, win allot and promote their club, get big named coaches to join their org (who get paid) and get kids joining and brain wash the parents they need to join clubs to get the best training to what, maybe get a scholarship... Let me point out, if your kids grades aren't where they need to be, there is no chance in getting a big time scholarship so lets all put this into perspective.

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I'm new to summer travel lacrosse. This board has been very helpful in increasing my knowledge. My question is as follows
1) As different teams have different dates for tryouts. How quick to I have to make a decision on a team? For example how do you manage tryouts that are two or three weeks apart?

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Thank you for you thoughts. I look at this as a business and I'm realistic. Of all the kids playing how many receive a full scholarship or even some? Its funny I see some travel teams list a committment to a school but you wonder if its a full ride? The commitmment seems like a lotto with very few kids winning a full ride to college.


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D1 Lacrosse schools fund 12.6 scholarships.So very few if any players get a 'full ride' on a team.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
D1 Lacrosse schools fund 12.6 scholarships.So very few if any players get a 'full ride' on a team.


Of those 12.5 scholarships. In lacrosse a coach can break them up anyway they wany - 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 or full. The average scholarship from a D1 school is between 6 to 8k. Subtract that from a $40,000 bill the 529 plan will still need to fund the rest.

These clubs can't predict your son will get a scholarship or anything like that. You as a parent need to do 98% of the work in communicating with coaches, setting up interviews, creating video, etc. These clubs at best will give your son some visability at good tournements if your luckly to get into them. Don't expect the club to do anything more then set a tournement schedule, some coaching and a platform maybe for a coach to see them. But if you don't tell the targeted college coaches who your kids is and looking for them at a specfic tournement its all for not.



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LaxMom1320 #17075 08/17/12 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by LaxMom1310
Cost for the tryout is $55


Does anybody know the summer team fee for Jesters?

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Anonymous #17197 08/20/12 04:35 PM
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from my understanding the director did not want tryouts the parents where leaving to go to other try outs. its consumer driven believe me I know the guy he coached a 3rd grade team they where a pretty good team. The parents told him they where going to tryout for other temas. So what should they do swim up stream or join the consumer. Please advise you should call the guy

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