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Re: Bonn (CSH) and Sullivan leave Outlaws forTeam 91
TM@BOTC #276827 11/20/18 02:32 PM
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It seems every year Ambush has 10 new players. A better formula may be to develop the talent that you have. Continuity goes a long way.
The players on this team have always been solid
Maybe not the early bloomers or the super talented but good players nonetheless. Seems like the coaches are always looking for the next best thing. Those kids are already set with their teams.

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Re: Bonn (CSH) and Sullivan leave Outlaws forTeam 91
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
It seems every year Ambush has 10 new players. A better formula may be to develop the talent that you have. Continuity goes a long way.
The players on this team have always been solid
Maybe not the early bloomers or the super talented but good players nonetheless. Seems like the coaches are always looking for the next best thing. Those kids are already set with their teams.


Some good points there. The new kids are more from the merger with Bonn's team, and some kids "moved up" to Blaze or Rebels, or other clubs, so there is a natural turnover for a second tier team, as there is with most teams. The few kids that weren't invited back were more from a attitude problem than a talent issue. The core of the team is still there, and there will be some adjustments that need to be made by the spring if the team wants to play at a higher level. They will never be a Blaze or Black Ice, but with the new additions, they may have jumper over some of the other top tier teams from LI. Now can they compete at the AA level without the holdbacks that are on the AA teams is the real question.

Re: Bonn (CSH) and Sullivan leave Outlaws forTeam 91
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
It seems every year Ambush has 10 new players. A better formula may be to develop the talent that you have. Continuity goes a long way.
The players on this team have always been solid
Maybe not the early bloomers or the super talented but good players nonetheless. Seems like the coaches are always looking for the next best thing. Those kids are already set with their teams.


Some good points there. The new kids are more from the merger with Bonn's team, and some kids "moved up" to Blaze or Rebels, or other clubs, so there is a natural turnover for a second tier team, as there is with most teams. The few kids that weren't invited back were more from a attitude problem than a talent issue. The core of the team is still there, and there will be some adjustments that need to be made by the spring if the team wants to play at a higher level. They will never be a Blaze or Black Ice, but with the new additions, they may have jumper over some of the other top tier teams from LI. Now can they compete at the AA level without the holdbacks that are on the AA teams is the real question.

Did those attitude problems stem from the favoritism by the coaches towards their kids and their friends? If so then it seems like they just didn't go with the status quo. After merging 10 players from a similar team there may be some growing pains as players who are used to having key roles may not be happy with diminished playing time. That goes for kids from both teams and the coaches as well.

Re: Bonn (CSH) and Sullivan leave Outlaws forTeam 91
Anonymous #277063 11/26/18 02:30 PM
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It seems every year Ambush has 10 new players. A better formula may be to develop the talent that you have. Continuity goes a long way.
The players on this team have always been solid
Maybe not the early bloomers or the super talented but good players nonetheless. Seems like the coaches are always looking for the next best thing. Those kids are already set with their teams.


Some good points there. The new kids are more from the merger with Bonn's team, and some kids "moved up" to Blaze or Rebels, or other clubs, so there is a natural turnover for a second tier team, as there is with most teams. The few kids that weren't invited back were more from a attitude problem than a talent issue. The core of the team is still there, and there will be some adjustments that need to be made by the spring if the team wants to play at a higher level. They will never be a Blaze or Black Ice, but with the new additions, they may have jumper over some of the other top tier teams from LI. Now can they compete at the AA level without the holdbacks that are on the AA teams is the real question.

Did those attitude problems stem from the favoritism by the coaches towards their kids and their friends? If so then it seems like they just didn't go with the status quo. After merging 10 players from a similar team there may be some growing pains as players who are used to having key roles may not be happy with diminished playing time. That goes for kids from both teams and the coaches as well.


The attitudes were probably from the same people coming on here and bashing the Team because their kids don't get playing time, or think that they are too good for a "b" team. The few kids who didn't come back just didn't progress with the rest of the team, the solid core is the same, and they added on a much needed second middie line and a second goalie. There are way too many poles now, and yes, there is going to be some growing pains as the existing Ambush parents were heard in DE complaining that the new coaches had too much sway in what was going on, and some of the core players were taking a backseat to some of the new players. Typical for Fall ball when new players are added, and just intensified because of the new dynamics. This move has made them a true A team, but still short of being a AA team. We will see what happens, but most importantly at this age is what kind of colleges will be looking at this team. I think Bonn adds some more credibility to the team and they may get some better looks now.

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Anonymous #277254 11/28/18 02:33 PM
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It seems every year Ambush has 10 new players. A better formula may be to develop the talent that you have. Continuity goes a long way.
The players on this team have always been solid
Maybe not the early bloomers or the super talented but good players nonetheless. Seems like the coaches are always looking for the next best thing. Those kids are already set with their teams.


Some good points there. The new kids are more from the merger with Bonn's team, and some kids "moved up" to Blaze or Rebels, or other clubs, so there is a natural turnover for a second tier team, as there is with most teams. The few kids that weren't invited back were more from a attitude problem than a talent issue. The core of the team is still there, and there will be some adjustments that need to be made by the spring if the team wants to play at a higher level. They will never be a Blaze or Black Ice, but with the new additions, they may have jumper over some of the other top tier teams from LI. Now can they compete at the AA level without the holdbacks that are on the AA teams is the real question.

Did those attitude problems stem from the favoritism by the coaches towards their kids and their friends? If so then it seems like they just didn't go with the status quo. After merging 10 players from a similar team there may be some growing pains as players who are used to having key roles may not be happy with diminished playing time. That goes for kids from both teams and the coaches as well.

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Re: Bonn (CSH) and Sullivan leave Outlaws forTeam 91
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Is Black Ice still the best team at this age group? Curious to hear. I've got a 2023 and am thinking about how things change over the years or if they generally stay the same. Did the Md teams all pass Igloo b/c they're loaded with holdbacks? Did any of the LI teams catch up? Did Black Ice lose any key players over time or did the core stay together?

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Is Black Ice still the best team at this age group? Curious to hear. I've got a 2023 and am thinking about how things change over the years or if they generally stay the same. Did the Md teams all pass Igloo b/c they're loaded with holdbacks? Did any of the LI teams catch up? Did Black Ice lose any key players over time or did the core stay together?


Ask Mr Alexander. He knows about his kids team.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Is Black Ice still the best team at this age group? Curious to hear. I've got a 2023 and am thinking about how things change over the years or if they generally stay the same. Did the Md teams all pass Igloo b/c they're loaded with holdbacks? Did any of the LI teams catch up? Did Black Ice lose any key players over time or did the core stay together?


It is really a toss up between a few good teams. Many of the out of state teams have older kids just because of their school rules to begin with, and then add the double hold backs to the list. Blaze has a few "reclassed" Crush players who didn't get offers early, so they are a different team, as I'm sure is the same for Black Ice. You do start to see more parity at this grade level as the early bloomers start to fade and the late bloomers start to dominate. Plus there are players who play Varsity in 9th and 10th grade that start to leapfrog some of the better players.

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Originally Posted by Colts21
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Is Black Ice still the best team at this age group? Curious to hear. I've got a 2023 and am thinking about how things change over the years or if they generally stay the same. Did the Md teams all pass Igloo b/c they're loaded with holdbacks? Did any of the LI teams catch up? Did Black Ice lose any key players over time or did the core stay together?


It is really a toss up between a few good teams. Many of the out of state teams have older kids just because of their school rules to begin with, and then add the double hold backs to the list. Blaze has a few "reclassed" Crush players who didn't get offers early, so they are a different team, as I'm sure is the same for Black Ice. You do start to see more parity at this grade level as the early bloomers start to fade and the late bloomers start to dominate. Plus there are players who play Varsity in 9th and 10th grade that start to leapfrog some of the better players.

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Is Black Ice still the best team at this age group? Curious to hear. I've got a 2023 and am thinking about how things change over the years or if they generally stay the same. Did the Md teams all pass Igloo b/c they're loaded with holdbacks? Did any of the LI teams catch up? Did Black Ice lose any key players over time or did the core stay together?


It is really a toss up between a few good teams. Many of the out of state teams have older kids just because of their school rules to begin with, and then add the double hold backs to the list. Blaze has a few "reclassed" Crush players who didn't get offers early, so they are a different team, as I'm sure is the same for Black Ice. You do start to see more parity at this grade level as the early bloomers start to fade and the late bloomers start to dominate. Plus there are players who play Varsity in 9th and 10th grade that start to leapfrog some of the better players.


There are NO crush players playing on our Blaze team. This is the age where parity takes place as kids grow and sometimes kids don't show Many more coaches on sidelines and therefore the sidelines should finally quiet down

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Boys 2021 -10th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Is Black Ice still the best team at this age group? Curious to hear. I've got a 2023 and am thinking about how things change over the years or if they generally stay the same. Did the Md teams all pass Igloo b/c they're loaded with holdbacks? Did any of the LI teams catch up? Did Black Ice lose any key players over time or did the core stay together?


It is really a toss up between a few good teams. Many of the out of state teams have older kids just because of their school rules to begin with, and then add the double hold backs to the list. Blaze has a few "reclassed" Crush players who didn't get offers early, so they are a different team, as I'm sure is the same for Black Ice. You do start to see more parity at this grade level as the early bloomers start to fade and the late bloomers start to dominate. Plus there are players who play Varsity in 9th and 10th grade that start to leapfrog some of the better players.


There are NO crush players playing on our Blaze team. This is the age where parity takes place as kids grow and sometimes kids don't show Many more coaches on sidelines and therefore the sidelines should finally quiet down


Re: Boys 2021 -10th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019
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Does anyone know about this Stinglax team? They keep sending emails with all of these commits, but I have never seen them play, or even heard of them.

Re: Boys 2021 -10th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019
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Run with the Best Showcase such a complete disappointment. What was there maybe 10-15 College coaches there. Thanks for nothing. Hope you enjoy the donation!

Re: Boys 2021 -10th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019
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Congratulations to the boys who made it to the LI Showcase Final 50. The competition was much better this year, and the event was also run much better. The coaches were evaluating both fields so everyone got a look.

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Congratulations to the boys who made it to the LI Showcase Final 50. The competition was much better this year, and the event was also run much better. The coaches were evaluating both fields so everyone got a look.

I guess your son was selected

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