MD may be the worst, but last year they changed the rules for WSYL after clubs try outs and made finalized rosters.- but lets not pretend that NJ,NY,PA,VA,DC,NE,FL,TX don't all have holdbacks. This is a fact. Teams hold separate tryouts and have completely different teams that they send to this 1 tournament. Every other tournament in the country allows the age differential . Not condoning it but its fact, what is not factual is MD can't compete without holdbacks. API made it to the final 4 with a weak team and beat the champion in earlier round. Maybe you should come down and watch some MD fall ball and see the high level of lacrosse from Elite, A,B and Rec teams. MD REC teams can compete against all 37 teams at WSYL. Just because they choose not to participate in 1 tournament doesn't mean they can't compete. Lacrosse in MD is stronger than ever at every level.
First of all, you’re an stunad. Yes, LI/NJ teams have holdbacks. 1 or 2 per team. WSYL rosters must include kids that have played all season.. new rule this year. A team can’t add kids or suntracy their for the tournament. Please don’t try to hide that Md teams are not nunning out kids that are older. It’s an accepted fact. Ex: 2023 Crabs has no less than 14 kids that were 13+ last season. If Maryland teams want to compete, the door is open. They just need to run their 2924 teams in the tourney, and let’s be realistic, it would be s massacre