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Re: Boys 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #176000
07/13/16 10:41 PM
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I am shocked by the number of head coaches watching 8th graders play. When you have the UNC and MD coach on the sideline watching a bunch of kids who are not even in high school - you know something is way outta wack.


They were there as paid speakers for the banquet.

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Re: Boys 2020 [Re: TLaxOne] #176008
07/13/16 10:54 PM
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Holdbacks win! 😎

Re: Boys 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #176026
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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FCA is without question stocked with holdbacks.


Without question? They have 1 repeat (for academic reasons) and 3 late summer birthdays.



That's like saying," I only stole a little." You either did or you didn't. You either have kids born before the cut off or you don't. Do I think a few days or even a few weeks matter? No, but the line has to be drawn somewhere. In other sports- you make the cut off or you don't- period. In lax- who cares? No rules, play any age you want- be a day before the cut off or 17 months- all allowed, all missing the cut off. It needs to be more black and white- enough of the late summer birthdays excuse.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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FCA is without question stocked with holdbacks.


Without question? They have 1 repeat (for academic reasons) and 3 late summer birthdays.



That's like saying," I only stole a little." You either did or you didn't. You either have kids born before the cut off or you don't. Do I think a few days or even a few weeks matter? No, but the line has to be drawn somewhere. In other sports- you make the cut off or you don't- period. In lax- who cares? No rules, play any age you want- be a day before the cut off or 17 months- all allowed, all missing the cut off. It needs to be more black and white- enough of the late summer birthdays excuse.


This was a response to the thread and the quote that FCA was "stocked with holdbacks". In my opinion, having 1 repeat and 3 players with late summer birthdays does not fall under the "stocked" category. However, having 12 holdbacks does.


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Sure - the refs fault. You must be the kid's parent. FCA dominated the face offs. Truth hurts

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Re: Boys 2020 [Re: TLaxOne] #176053
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Any club team that has kids from BL, Gilmam, McDonough, etc. - virtually any school in the MIAA with exception of the Catholic schools has an ample supply of Holdbacks. You can pretend that's not the case - but it is....

Crabs, FCA, Looneys, etc. all stack the deck with older kids. Everyone knows it, you know, just own it.

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You are officially no longer allowed to whine about holdbacks once your kid is in 9th grade.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
You are officially no longer allowed to whine about holdbacks once your kid is in 9th grade.


If my 9th grader is playing against a 13th grader sure I can. Good luck with your holdback kid.

Re: Boys 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #176176
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any club team that has kids from BL, Gilmam, McDonough, etc. - virtually any school in the MIAA with exception of the Catholic schools has an ample supply of Holdbacks. You can pretend that's not the case - but it is....

Crabs, FCA, Looneys, etc. all stack the deck with older kids. Everyone knows it, you know, just own it.


Very True..It was the MIAA's and private schools little secret until the club world went grade base. Most people in Baltimore were completely oblivious to it. MIAA middle school and HS teams all had them so no big deal.
Now that is out in the public lacrosse world , you have exactly the reaction you would expect. When a select group of children get an advantage that others dont get.. Well what do you expect??
One of the lamest excuses is that most are only summer birthdays. If that is ok then let anyone who wants playdown that is summer birthday irregardless of grade.

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Now that the summer season is winding down does someone want to do a top 10 or 20?

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Re: Boys 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #176252
07/14/16 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Now that the summer season is winding down does someone want to do a top 10 or 20?


1. Crush
2. Looneys (with FLOGO)

3. 18 way tie - laxachusetts, express, crabs, Hawks, FCA, sons, leading edge, WCS, edge, 27*3+10 MD, Looneys (without FLOGO), Next Level, Tomahawks (favored to win), plus any 5 you care to add.
21. Mad lax

Done.

Re: Boys 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #176256
07/14/16 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Now that the summer season is winding down does someone want to do a top 10 or 20?


1. Crush
2. Looneys (with FLOGO)

3. 18 way tie - laxachusetts, express, crabs, Hawks, FCA, sons, leading edge, WCS, edge, 27*3+10 MD, Looneys (without FLOGO), Next Level, Tomahawks (favored to win), plus any 5 you care to add.
21. Mad lax

Done.


Is this when every team says "but we beat them 3 weeks ago" and somebody else says "but we beat you" . How about....aren't we lucky there is so much great competition at 2020 that our kids can get better and be challenged?

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Now that the summer season is winding down does someone want to do a top 10 or 20?


1. Crush
2. Looneys (with FLOGO)

3. 18 way tie - laxachusetts, express, crabs, Hawks, FCA, sons, leading edge, WCS, edge, 27*3+10 MD, Looneys (without FLOGO), Next Level, Tomahawks (favored to win), plus any 5 you care to add.
21. Mad lax

Done.


Is this when every team says "but we beat them 3 weeks ago" and somebody else says "but we beat you" . How about....aren't we lucky there is so much great competition at 2020 that our kids can get better and be challenged?


Given that there are probably 100+ 2020 teams in the US and no quantitative ranking system that works for me.

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07/15/16 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Now that the summer season is winding down does someone want to do a top 10 or 20?


1. Crush
2. Looneys (with FLOGO)

3. 18 way tie - laxachusetts, express, crabs, Hawks, FCA, sons, leading edge, WCS, edge, 27*3+10 MD, Looneys (without FLOGO), Next Level, Tomahawks (favored to win), plus any 5 you care to add.
21. Mad lax

Done.


Is this when every team says "but we beat them 3 weeks ago" and somebody else says "but we beat you" . How about....aren't we lucky there is so much great competition at 2020 that our kids can get better and be challenged?


Given that there are probably 100+ 2020 teams in the US and no quantitative ranking system that works for me.


There are over 50 2020 teams right in the MD region! Hundreds nationwide. Just take a look at how many were across the divisions in hoco league alone- more than 40 and not every 2020 team in the area participated.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Now that the summer season is winding down does someone want to do a top 10 or 20?


1. Crush
2. Looneys (with FLOGO)

3. 18 way tie - laxachusetts, express, crabs, Hawks, FCA, sons, leading edge, WCS, edge, 27*3+10 MD, Looneys (without FLOGO), Next Level, Tomahawks (favored to win), plus any 5 you care to add.
21. Mad lax

Done.


Is this when every team says "but we beat them 3 weeks ago" and somebody else says "but we beat you" . How about....aren't we lucky there is so much great competition at 2020 that our kids can get better and be challenged?


Given that there are probably 100+ 2020 teams in the US and no quantitative ranking system that works for me.


There are over 50 2020 teams right in the MD region! Hundreds nationwide. Just take a look at how many were across the divisions in hoco league alone- more than 40 and not every 2020 team in the area participated.


Great point, all the chest pumping over who is #8 just silly.

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