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Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #286722
06/15/19 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
They really can’t beat looneys and fca top teams


Doubt they meet over the summer since ... Aloha ...
So they might have to wait until next season which will stack the deck more for Breakers after tryouts.

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Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #286726
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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They really can’t beat looneys and fca top teams


They know that, but they like to dream. Most of teams in A and frankly many in AA and AAA are glorified rec teams.
Does feel better to spend 2000 and call yourself club tho.


So Breakers playing in semifinals of AAA is glorified rec, but Looneys winning two games over worst teams in Elite and Fca beating same teams plus Loonies in Elite is superior to Breakers. Got it.

Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: TM@BOTC] #286727
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Hold up, you aren't told which team you're on after tryouts??? Who the heck, would play for Breakers based on that right there? I don't get it. What's the draw? Their summer camps? Aloha tournaments...don't get me started.


High Cost and the drumbeat of Aloha tournaments is a big negative. At one time he had one of the two big clubs in Baltimore ( Breakers and Crabs) along with majority of tournaments. Outrageously expensive even then to play for Breakers. Now monopoly is over.

Only fringe players with out of touch parents would play for this club. Frankly it has been a money grab for years. It is now geared towards recreational teams that want to act like Club teams. I guess there is a market for everything now

Save your money. Play for one of the rec teams in area.



Breakers has two 2023 teams - AAA and A divisions in HoCo and both made the playoffs. Top team can beat top FCA and Looneys teams and the second team at least played in an appropriate bracket unlike FCA and Looneys. It’s under $2000 for both teams. Which club is the money grab?


No way Breakers beats FCA or Loonies. Not that Loonies and FCA are that good, but Breakers is just doesn't have the depth to run with them. Part of the issue may be having the "AAA" team practice against the "A" team every day. That's a whole nother level versus what the "Elite" teams face each week. They could be great teams to play on and hopefully their players are happy, but doing well in one division does not mean you can be most of the one above you. Breakers moved up by bringing on the players cut from the better teams as well as some of the top Lax World players when that team folded. Solid, but not great.

Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: TM@BOTC] #286741
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Looneys has not greater claim to elite than Breakers. Just calling yiurself that does not make it so. At that Shia sinking so fast. The best players not going to Loyola will leave for Breakers. The best FCA kids not going to Calvert Hall or perfected by BK will leave for Breakers. Breakers 2023 team is three years in the making. They did not even have one after MM blew it up. Looneys has underperformed every year since fifth grade and only had one winning record. It lost every game one year and only won two in two others. And 91 .... everyone knows that sham. Even with a holdback for spring they won a single game. There are only 4 elite teams at 2023, them a major drop.

Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: TM@BOTC] #286749
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Do club dues drop for high school?

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Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #286753
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Do club dues drop for high school?


No. HS tournaments cost as much as 3X youth tournaments. We get to keep writing those checks

Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #286755
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looneys has not greater claim to elite than Breakers. Just calling yiurself that does not make it so. At that Shia sinking so fast. The best players not going to Loyola will leave for Breakers. The best FCA kids not going to Calvert Hall or perfected by BK will leave for Breakers. Breakers 2023 team is three years in the making. They did not even have one after MM blew it up. Looneys has underperformed every year since fifth grade and only had one winning record. It lost every game one year and only won two in two others. And 91 .... everyone knows that sham. Even with a holdback for spring they won a single game. There are only 4 elite teams at 2023, them a major drop.


There's also drop from FCA Looneys Next Level to 91 South River, VLC. Breakers would need to start beating those teams before they start picking up kids from Looneys or FCA. Not going to happen playing Aloha events. btw 0-3 at Beach Lax?

Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #286756
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Do club dues drop for high school?


No. HS tournaments cost as much as 3X youth tournaments. We get to keep writing those checks


Serious question seeking facts and genuine opinion. Of what benefit is high school club lacrosse to a high school freshman on JV who plays a role on club team?

Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #286762
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looneys has not greater claim to elite than Breakers.



Silly comment. Looneys top team would crush Breakers. They had a rough HOCO season against the top 3, but there is a big difference athletically between the elite teams (except maybe 91) and most other teams.

Just as a point of comparison, Looneys just went 2-1 in group play at NALL (only loss to Igloo). They then played the Hawks in the first round of the playoffs and outplayed them for much of the game only to lose in overtime. Anyone want to claim that Breakers could play with (and come close to beating) the Hawks?

Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: TM@BOTC] #286764
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Team 91 wins Summer Exposure/Hogan over a very talented South River Team
Nice win over good, not great competition. It does show the division between the bottom Elite teams and Top AAA from this past spring.

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Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #286767
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Team 91 wins Summer Exposure/Hogan over a very talented South River Team
Nice win over good, not great competition. It does show the division between the bottom Elite teams and Top AAA from this past spring.


How many guest players did MM bring in?

Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #286768
06/16/19 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Team 91 wins Summer Exposure/Hogan over a very talented South River Team
Nice win over good, not great competition. It does show the division between the bottom Elite teams and Top AAA from this past spring.


Not sure what you are referring to here by showing the division between bottom elite and AAA. 91 best SR by 1 goal.

Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #286774
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Do club dues drop for high school?


No. HS tournaments cost as much as 3X youth tournaments. We get to keep writing those checks


Serious question seeking facts and genuine opinion. Of what benefit is high school club lacrosse to a high school freshman on JV who plays a role on club team?


$1500-$2500 is a tough pill to swallow if your kid does not aspire to play NCAA lacrosse. Problem is there aren't great options for summer leagues anymore. It's tough to compete for spots on HS varsity teams (and JV teams at MIAA A schools) without being all-in. HS club teams will have 5-6 practices in fall and play 1-2 tournaments in November. Then about 10 practices and 3-4 summer tournaments in summer. Some might do winter training

Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #286775
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Was SR the top AAA team?

Re: Boys 2023-8th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #286777
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Was SR the top AAA team?


No. VLC beat SR 12-6 in HoCo final.

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