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Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #288456
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The behavior of Madlax dads at the Millon tournament was disgraceful


please elaborate

2023 DCDogs guest players playing for 2024 team. Confirmed by Madlax 2024 players via social media. In all likelihood they are 2023 holdbacks which means they are double holdbacks at the 2024 level. I’ll try to get that part confirm for you.

No 2024 age kids on 2024 team. I know as a holdback parent you don’t think that’s cheating, but the rest of us parents with even just a shred of morals, do.

I was just asking what the dads did, saw something about a dad running on field


Come on..He wasnt a Dad, just a double holdback . Stay classy



A couple of things. The one DC Dogs 2023 played up this year and played the last (five?) years for 2024 Mlax. Came back to his old team, and the rest of the roster looked the same as HOCo. Didn’t see any disgraceful dad activity but I only really watched finals. Parents are usually fine though...




A Madlax player played “up”! LMAO! Thank you!! I needed a good belly laugh! Almost no Madlax players play on age. None play “up”. But thanks for the laugh!!!

Unless you think playing “on age” is playing “up”, which with Madlax I guess that’s probably a true statement.

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Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: TM@BOTC] #288478
07/09/19 12:36 PM
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With tryout season approaching, I am interested in your thoughts?

Scenario: Your son plays on a very good (winning) 2024 lacrosse team. Your son is not a starter on the team but does see some time on the field. Your son is happy being on this team, is a good teammate, and the coaches and his teammates all like him. At the same time, however, your son is disappointed in the fact that no matter how much he improves in practice and makes plays during games he still doesn’t see any additional playing time. (He has been on this same team since the 4th grade and has had the same coach for the last four years) Over that course of time he has been recognized by his coaches with individual awards at the end of each season but that still hasn't amounted to more playing time.

Your son believes that if he played on another AA team or even went down to a single A team he would atleast be afforded the opportunity to become a starter or atleast become a more essential member of a team. But at the same time you son is scared to tryout for different teams because he doesn't want to be considered a traitor by his current teammates for leaving.

As the parent, should you encourage your son to stay on his current AA team and just work to get better even if it means not seeing a lot of playing time or do you encourage him to tryout for other teams because playing time is the most important part for his development. Kids like being on a winning team, I get it, but is just being on a very good team helping your son if your son is not playing?

No jokes please. As a parent, I know I am not the only one going through something like this.

Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #288483
07/09/19 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
With tryout season approaching, I am interested in your thoughts?

Scenario: Your son plays on a very good (winning) 2024 lacrosse team. Your son is not a starter on the team but does see some time on the field. Your son is happy being on this team, is a good teammate, and the coaches and his teammates all like him. At the same time, however, your son is disappointed in the fact that no matter how much he improves in practice and makes plays during games he still doesn’t see any additional playing time. (He has been on this same team since the 4th grade and has had the same coach for the last four years) Over that course of time he has been recognized by his coaches with individual awards at the end of each season but that still hasn't amounted to more playing time.

Your son believes that if he played on another AA team or even went down to a single A team he would atleast be afforded the opportunity to become a starter or atleast become a more essential member of a team. But at the same time you son is scared to tryout for different teams because he doesn't want to be considered a traitor by his current teammates for leaving.

As the parent, should you encourage your son to stay on his current AA team and just work to get better even if it means not seeing a lot of playing time or do you encourage him to tryout for other teams because playing time is the most important part for his development. Kids like being on a winning team, I get it, but is just being on a very good team helping your son if your son is not playing?

No jokes please. As a parent, I know I am not the only one going through something like this.

A lot to consider. What does he want to do? I would at least tryout for other teams. Does he have friends? As a rising 8th grader this is the year to make a switch. HS clubs do not change much and some really do not have tryouts. Playing at this age in games that matter is the most important thing to kids. It was when I was that age. If you are posting this, it suggests that he is not happy on the current team. I would at a minimum attend several tryouts. As far as being a traitor, are they allowing kids from other teams to tryout? Does that make the team disloyal? The loyalty part really ends at this point. HS is about showcases and those who want to play in college.

Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #288491
07/09/19 03:53 PM
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I would start with having your son ask why he isn't playing and what he needs to work on to get more minutes. At this stage of the game he problem needs to take stock in what he wants out of this game. If he wants to play in college stay the AA route. If not then move down a level get minutes and have fun with it. Without understanding that moving to a new club team you'll be met with the same frustration.

If your not getting minutes and you don't know why leaving will solve nothing for you. You'll have the same questions at the next stop. Besides at the AA level here in Philly you really don't have many options and are limited because the other coaches in this area know what kids are out there.

My suggestion would be to find out where you are missing the mark. Go get training, then drop down a level to get minutes and put your training to good use.

Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #288505
07/09/19 10:05 PM
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Staying on aa and not playing when college coaches come to watch games won’t help your son either. coach will recruit who they see play not the bench.

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Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: TM@BOTC] #288511
07/10/19 07:15 AM
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Pick a Non AAA Team That has a good recruiting schedule. Not one of top 3 nd teams(or 2nd teams), they are disasters. Look at Sites what older teams did this year to get idea
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Outlaws
Igloo
Rebels
True Blue- Not Best recruiting but good team
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Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #288527
07/10/19 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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With tryout season approaching, I am interested in your thoughts?

Scenario: Your son plays on a very good (winning) 2024 lacrosse team. Your son is not a starter on the team but does see some time on the field. Your son is happy being on this team, is a good teammate, and the coaches and his teammates all like him. At the same time, however, your son is disappointed in the fact that no matter how much he improves in practice and makes plays during games he still doesn’t see any additional playing time. (He has been on this same team since the 4th grade and has had the same coach for the last four years) Over that course of time he has been recognized by his coaches with individual awards at the end of each season but that still hasn't amounted to more playing time.

Your son believes that if he played on another AA team or even went down to a single A team he would atleast be afforded the opportunity to become a starter or atleast become a more essential member of a team. But at the same time you son is scared to tryout for different teams because he doesn't want to be considered a traitor by his current teammates for leaving.

As the parent, should you encourage your son to stay on his current AA team and just work to get better even if it means not seeing a lot of playing time or do you encourage him to tryout for other teams because playing time is the most important part for his development. Kids like being on a winning team, I get it, but is just being on a very good team helping your son if your son is not playing?

No jokes please. As a parent, I know I am not the only one going through something like this.

A lot to consider. What does he want to do? I would at least tryout for other teams. Does he have friends? As a rising 8th grader this is the year to make a switch. HS clubs do not change much and some really do not have tryouts. Playing at this age in games that matter is the most important thing to kids. It was when I was that age. If you are posting this, it suggests that he is not happy on the current team. I would at a minimum attend several tryouts. As far as being a traitor, are they allowing kids from other teams to tryout? Does that make the team disloyal? The loyalty part really ends at this point. HS is about showcases and those who want to play in college.


I think you let your son decide honestly. Has to be what he wants to do. Advantages to both and disadvantages to both but if he isnt happy will not matter. I just use my own experiences I improved a lot by being around better players all the time and having to earn playing time, etc. If you think the coaches are fair and will play the best he will get better where he is. You could be jumping into another frying pan but at end of the day has to be what he wants.

Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #288588
07/10/19 10:13 PM
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[quote=Anonymous][quote=Anonymous][quote=Anonymous]With tryout season approaching, I am interested in your thoughts?

Scenario: Your son plays on a very good (winning) 2024 lacrosse team. Your son is not a starter on the team but does see some time on the field. Your son is happy being on this team, is a good teammate, and the coaches and his teammates all like him. At the same time, however, your son is disappointed in the fact that no matter how much he improves in practice and makes plays during games he still doesn’t see any additional playing time. (He has been on this same team since the 4th grade and has had the same coach for the last four years) Over that course of time he has been recognized by his coaches with individual awards at the end of each season but that still hasn't amounted to more playing time.

Your son believes that if he played on another AA team or even went down to a single A team he would atleast be afforded the opportunity to become a starter or atleast become a more essential member of a team. But at the same time you son is scared to tryout for different teams because he doesn't want to be considered a traitor by his current teammates for leaving.

As the parent, should you encourage your son to stay on his current AA team and just work to get better even if it means not seeing a lot of playing time or do you encourage him to tryout for other teams because playing time is the most important part for his development. Kids like being on a winning team, I get it, but is just being on a very good team helping your son if your son is not playing?

No jokes please. As a parent, I know I am not the only one going through something like this.



We are in the EXACT same position and it's very stressful and heavily debate it daily. It should not be this way.
We asked a HIGHLY successful MIAA "A" high school coach his point of view and he said reps on the field makes you better...period...amen. Therefore, play on the team that gets you the most playing time but still at your playing level.
Good luck to you and I wish there were more forums that were contributive and supportive.

Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: TM@BOTC] #288600
07/11/19 08:29 AM
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Pretty much agree with all of what has been posted here about where to play. If your son is serious about moving forward in lacrosse (high school, college, etc.) go with the team/club where you are going to get game time. I would not worry too much about loyalty, etc. here. The clubs have made it very clear that their primary focus is winning and putting together a group of kids that will give them the best chance at this, there are no clubs in the area that are about true development. I am not saying this is right or wrong but at the end of the day the clubs are a business and it is your money, invest wisely. Most kids know players on multiple teams so moving (if you can) should not be too hard and would not worry too much about the "traitor" aspect.

With the move to grade based and the acceleration of the "double holdback" I think we will see continue to see more kids moving around clubs as older kids drop down and good/average on age kids look to find playing time. It is a little sad this is happening but unfortunately it is the way of the lacrosse world now.

If this is just a "for fun", which is great as well, then stay where your kid has the most friends, fun, etc.

Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: TM@BOTC] #288768
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My son went through this last year. After putting in a good deal of extra work to improve, he felt ready to leave the club he'd spent three years with and try out for an elite team. It was his idea. His goal is to play Division I. By comparison, his older brother decided not to continue playing after 10th grade. I think ultimately players who want to play at the highest levels need to be internally motivated. Long story short, he made 2 of the 4 teams he tried out for, including fortunately his first choice. It took nearly all year for him to really feel like he's socially part of the team, but he's so happy, and he was happier even in the awkward early days. He wanted more rigor and more playing time and he got both. His entire physique is different. There is little that can substitute for playing time.

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Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: TM@BOTC] #289815
07/25/19 05:07 PM
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Helllooooooo....is the mic still on?

Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #289825
07/25/19 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Helllooooooo....is the mic still on?


lol! what can we help you with?

Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: TM@BOTC] #289961
07/29/19 12:56 PM
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Are there any roster changes for Madlax, Next Level, and DCE this fall? Any significant additions or departures?

Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: TM@BOTC] #289965
07/29/19 01:55 PM
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One of the Madlax defenseman who just left this season will be opening a sports bar this fall. He was waiting tuntil he turned 21 years old.

Re: Boys 2024-7th Grade Fall 2018/Summer 2019 [Re: Anonymous] #289969
07/29/19 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
One of the Madlax defenseman who just left this season will be opening a sports bar this fall. He was waiting tuntil he turned 21 years old.


Fake News ! He is not going at it alone. He is opening the Sports Bar with a partner , a fellow 2024 Crab . They both became good friends while registering for Selective Service a few years ago.

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