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Re: High School Lax Boys [Re: Anonymous] #169631
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Here is some feedback. don't have high school coaches on sidelines or have any part in this. If you look at kids who made it to second round. most are from 3 schools. seems alittle odd and suspicious


That sounds more like a recommendation than feedback. You do realize this event is a brilliant money maker for the HS coaches. I'm surprised they don't charge much more to tryout. A bargain compared to UA, with pretty much the same level of colleges coaches watching on the sidelines! And if you haven't realized how biased and political Lax is by now, you will be in for a lot more disappointment down the line. Tell your son to keep practicing, hold his head high, Keep seeking opportunities to showcase his skills, and don't blame others, although I know how badly we want to! Hopefully his time will come! Good luck!

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Re: High School Lax Boys [Re: Anonymous] #169636
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
You cannot be an adult.

Is this a lacrosse site or a cry baby whine fest site? A simple question, perhaps I don't know anything about and was not able to make it there. Give me a break and a simple or not so simple answer like the others instead of your witty banter.

Re: High School Lax Boys [Re: TommyM] #169637
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Having an older son who has gone through the process and played, it is most definitely fixed for about 80% of the roster. The other 8 to 10 spots are awarded on merit or position availability. Initially it was helpful for the towns with less depth to have some representation in the showcase, but now it's become as corrupt as a Russian election. There is no doubt that there are a lot of talented kids who will make the team, but there is no question that the coaches are playing with a stacked deck.

Re: High School Lax Boys [Re: Anonymous] #169656
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Clarify "no coaches coaching teams playing"

There were a few teams that had no coach coaching them.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Here is some feedback. don't have high school coaches on sidelines or have any part in this. If you look at kids who made it to second round. most are from 3 schools. seems alittle odd and suspicious


this event is run by the high school coaches association, not allowing HS coaches on the sideline would be like saying club coaches should not be allowed on sidelines of their own clubs tryout - this is a great event that they put together to make up for losing the empire team tryouts and they get a ton of college coaches to the event.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Here is some feedback. don't have high school coaches on sidelines or have any part in this. If you look at kids who made it to second round. most are from 3 schools. seems alittle odd and suspicious


That sounds more like a recommendation than feedback. You do realize this event is a brilliant money maker for the HS coaches. I'm surprised they don't charge much more to tryout. A bargain compared to UA, with pretty much the same level of colleges coaches watching on the sidelines! And if you haven't realized how biased and political Lax is by now, you will be in for a lot more disappointment down the line. Tell your son to keep practicing, hold his head high, Keep seeking opportunities to showcase his skills, and don't blame others, although I know how badly we want to! Hopefully his time will come! Good luck!

You can tell your kid all the cliche stuff"keep working" "do the right thing" etc but if its a fixed event how can you not tell your kid that also. If he plays a position and does everything right and a player who plays the same position and at the same tryout played horrible yet makes the team/next round because his coach is on the sideline campaigning for him. The kids are at an age where its obvious and it is disappointing to them. Its is very obvious that some coaches have more pull than others. There are also the coaches who will be coaching the final game that get to pull along a few of their undeserving players.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Here is some feedback. don't have high school coaches on sidelines or have any part in this. If you look at kids who made it to second round. most are from 3 schools. seems alittle odd and suspicious


this event is run by the high school coaches association, not allowing HS coaches on the sideline would be like saying club coaches should not be allowed on sidelines of their own clubs tryout - this is a great event that they put together to make up for losing the empire team tryouts and they get a ton of college coaches to the event.


If the event was unbiased and players made team on actual tryout rather than coaches and team reputation. I am not saying the team wont be good because there are a ton of talented players yet there were too many kids who shouldnt have been on field and too many who made 2nd round based on coaches pushing them through rather than how they played at tryout. It is a great event that should be held more often but without the bs.

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Here is some feedback. don't have high school coaches on sidelines or have any part in this. If you look at kids who made it to second round. most are from 3 schools. seems alittle odd and suspicious


That sounds more like a recommendation than feedback. You do realize this event is a brilliant money maker for the HS coaches. I'm surprised they don't charge much more to tryout. A bargain compared to UA, with pretty much the same level of colleges coaches watching on the sidelines! And if you haven't realized how biased and political Lax is by now, you will be in for a lot more disappointment down the line. Tell your son to keep practicing, hold his head high, Keep seeking opportunities to showcase his skills, and don't blame others, although I know how badly we want to! Hopefully his time will come! Good luck!

You can tell your kid all the cliche stuff"keep working" "do the right thing" etc but if its a fixed event how can you not tell your kid that also. If he plays a position and does everything right and a player who plays the same position and at the same tryout played horrible yet makes the team/next round because his coach is on the sideline campaigning for him. The kids are at an age where its obvious and it is disappointing to them. Its is very obvious that some coaches have more pull than others. There are also the coaches who will be coaching the final game that get to pull along a few of their undeserving players.


I agree 100%. Been though this. My son was passed over a number of times after clearly playing better than the kids chosen over him. There was always some shenanigans going on with the evaluators. All I can say is cream will rise to the top, and he is doing fantastic now. Headed to a top school with a scholarship much better than some of the kids who were built up by their coaches. Hang in there!

Re: High School Lax Boys [Re: Anonymous] #169677
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Clarify "no coaches coaching teams playing"

There were a few teams that had no coach coaching them.

If there was coaches coaching them then you would have the people saying the coach was bias and set things up for the kids he wanted to, or gave some kids more playing time. I thought the kids did a decent job being fair. The biggest issue I saw is that they need to rotate the face off middies. My son (an attacker) was on a team with a kid who won 1 faceoff in 2 games. Needless to say the other teams had the ball 75% of the time. there probably should be some 1 v 1 - 4 v 4 drills so that you can see what kids can do. Then scrimmage for half.

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Here is some feedback. don't have high school coaches on sidelines or have any part in this. If you look at kids who made it to second round. most are from 3 schools. seems alittle odd and suspicious


That sounds more like a recommendation than feedback. You do realize this event is a brilliant money maker for the HS coaches. I'm surprised they don't charge much more to tryout. A bargain compared to UA, with pretty much the same level of colleges coaches watching on the sidelines! And if you haven't realized how biased and political Lax is by now, you will be in for a lot more disappointment down the line. Tell your son to keep
practicing, hold his head high, Keep seeking opportunities to showcase his skills, and don't blame others, although I know how badly we want to! Hopefully his time will come! Good luck!

You can tell your kid all the cliche stuff"keep working" "do the right thing" etc but if its a fixed event how can you not tell your kid that also. If he plays a position and does everything right and a player who plays the same position and at the same tryout played horrible yet makes the team/next round because his coach is on the sideline campaigning for him. The kids are at an age where its obvious and it is disappointing to them. Its is very obvious that some coaches have more pull than others. There are also the coaches who will be coaching the final game that get to pull along a few of their undeserving players.


I agree 100%. Been though this. My son was passed over a number of times after clearly playing better than the kids chosen over him. There was always some shenanigans going on with the evaluators. All I can say is cream will rise to the top, and he is doing fantastic now. Headed to a top school with a scholarship much better than some of the kids who were built up by their coaches. Hang in there!


Hey guys!!?? This event is no more or less fixed than any of the so called elite cub showcases that kids get pushed into by directors. If you don't play for the right club or high enough team you don't get to go. My son has been to prospect days or tournaments where a kid is wearing a maverick showtime helmet he got when he attended that couldn't play 3rd line midfield on his HS team. They are all political. It's what lacrosse has become.

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Re: High School Lax Boys [Re: TommyM] #169679
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100% true and I agree . kids know the drill. no need to explain that politics rule. they know a lot more than they are credited in most cases

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Nice writing skills. is English a second language?

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Come on what a stupid reply. Some kids haven't committed but yours did and he didn't make final cut, but he's committed. I don't want my kid at 14 to commit to any school just yet. He has time to decide where he needs to go to school as long as the school he picks has the academics he is looking for. Yea there's politics in everything. Why would he go if he's committed like you said. Good for your son because he's one of the 14 year old kids that is going to a school of his choice that has what he is looking for right. I'm happy for him and wish him luck. My kid has no idea what he wants to do just yet.

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Maybe that's because a few big schools had alot of players at the tryouts. I think the kids did a great job. They should all be proud of themselves. We know it works but let's not take anything away from the kids. Great job boys keep up the good work.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Here is some feedback. don't have high school coaches on sidelines or have any part in this. If you look at kids who made it to second round. most are from 3 schools. seems alittle odd and suspicious


That sounds more like a recommendation than feedback. You do realize this event is a brilliant money maker for the HS coaches. I'm surprised they don't charge much more to tryout. A bargain compared to UA, with pretty much the same level of colleges coaches watching on the sidelines! And if you haven't realized how biased and political Lax is by now, you will be in for a lot more disappointment down the line. Tell your son to keep
practicing, hold his head high, Keep seeking opportunities to showcase his skills, and don't blame others, although I know how badly we want to! Hopefully his time will come! Good luck!

You can tell your kid all the cliche stuff"keep working" "do the right thing" etc but if its a fixed event how can you not tell your kid that also. If he plays a position and does everything right and a player who plays the same position and at the same tryout played horrible yet makes the team/next round because his coach is on the sideline campaigning for him. The kids are at an age where its obvious and it is disappointing to them. Its is very obvious that some coaches have more pull than others. There are also the coaches who will be coaching the final game that get to pull along a few of their undeserving players.


I agree 100%. Been though this. My son was passed over a number of times after clearly playing better than the kids chosen over him. There was always some shenanigans going on with the evaluators. All I can say is cream will rise to the top, and he is doing fantastic now. Headed to a top school with a scholarship much better than some of the kids who were built up by their coaches. Hang in there!


Hey guys!!?? This event is no more or less fixed than any of the so called elite cub showcases that kids get pushed into by directors. If you don't play for the right club or high enough team you don't get to go. My son has been to prospect days or tournaments where a kid is wearing a maverick showtime helmet he got when he attended that couldn't play 3rd line midfield on his HS team. They are all political. It's what lacrosse has become.


Events like this have always been political. If this site existed back when the Empire team was the be-all-end-all, we'd be complaining about the same stuff.

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