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Re: Boys High School [Re: Anonymous] #288370
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The Club and HS coach for B'more took all of their kids and buddies kids. Some of those boys are great players and many were just along for the ride. If the Baltimore coaches really wanted to win, vice rep their club and HS school players then they could have done just that. There were lots of big, strong, fast and talented athletes at the Baltimore call back game. What they chose was based off pure nepotism and many of those players were absolutely pathetic in comparison to the talent at the call back game. That is why Baltimore got their nose rubbed in sh#t and sent packing on their home turf once again.


Could not be further from the truth. 20 coaches from various local high schools, clubs, colleges and private training organizations sat down with clip boards full of notes on player numbers and voted for players whose numbers stood out at the tryouts. Coaches recognize certain players and numbers, but many coaches do not know all the players and numbers and the consensus was the same across the board with all the numbers that stood out. Nobody had to fight to get a player on the team. Coaches who had no idea which players were which numbers, picked the same player numbers from their notes as the coaches who may have known. If a player number received enough support from all the coaches, an up and down vote was taken. In other words, every player on the roster received a majority of votes from 20 coaches, many of which only knew the player as a number. It is completely absurd to think that 18 of 20 coaches thought your kid belonged on the team and he still did not make it! Instead of spending so much time on this forum spreading false information about a process and event for which you are clueless, maybe you should be using all that skill to teach your kid how to stand out at a tryout?


I wasn't at any of the UA tryouts but I did see the final result on the field. The Baltimore team was not as athletic, fast, physical or as skilled as the DC team at the midfield and defensive positions. I don't know whether this Baltimore age group is weaker at those positions (as a group not individually)? Maybe the evaluators were bamboozled by player "club/high school hype" and/or the size of the candidates but the fact is their units couldn't match up with the DC squad. The key in picking these type of squads is picking a team, not necessarily a team of the best individual players.


Baltimore had some of the most athletic defenders in 2022 lacrosse. They played 1 bad game. The 4 games prior they were outstanding.


Giving up 8 goals to the NJ team was not outstanding. Remember the DC team only gave up 3 to this one and only common opponent. Sorry but your analysis is found wanting Dad.


Brilliant reasoning! So, what does it say about the DC defense that they gave up 10 to Balto. the first time around. Don't overload that electrical circuitry upstairs. Might trip a breaker.



It says they tightened up as the tournament progressed and played better team D than the Bmore squad hence the championship. Da Nile is a river in Egypt.

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91MD and FCA play at Inside Lacrosse instead of Naptown? FCA has been absent at Most of the bigger, more competitive tournaments this summer. Are they just trolling for highlight clips?

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91MD and FCA play at Inside Lacrosse instead of Naptown? FCA has been absent at Most of the bigger, more competitive tournaments this summer. Are they just trolling for highlight clips?


I am watching Team Nine1 play in Naptown Championship. It is almost comical listening to commentators figuring out the graduation years of TEAM Nine1 players. I guess NY cant act holier than tho about the holdback game now.

Quint used to moan about holdbacks..Now he is onboard ..

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BL will be the best team next year followed closely by Loyola, CHC and SM. There is a big drop off after these four teams: SP and Gilman lose a ton across all three positions and MCD doesn't have any experienced keepers or ball carriers. Spalding will challenge these three teams for the final playoff spots but will disappear back to the oblivion thereafter. Severn will still be weak again as will MSJ and JC. [/quote

BL? Are you serious ?? BL is nowhere close to CH but I agree would fall in the 2 to 4 seed range.

St. Paul will have a hard time recruiting also since they expect the kids to go to high school in old trailers for a couple years.

The coach has been hosting out of state talent at his house with room, board & tuition and it looks like he will need to do more of it to keep them competitive.


Sounds like someone was told they would not be on Varsity next year. HIT THE WALL !!


But please don’t hit the wall against the trailers. You’ll disturb the mold.

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4 young MIAA teams go undefeated in pool play at NHSLS. Only Spalding, St. Marys, Severn, and St. Joe did not participate. Great to watch MIAA teams and their players support each other all weekend. Congrats to all teams and players. This event is head and shoulders better than any club event out there.

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The Club and HS coach for B'more took all of their kids and buddies kids. Some of those boys are great players and many were just along for the ride. If the Baltimore coaches really wanted to win, vice rep their club and HS school players then they could have done just that. There were lots of big, strong, fast and talented athletes at the Baltimore call back game. What they chose was based off pure nepotism and many of those players were absolutely pathetic in comparison to the talent at the call back game. That is why Baltimore got their nose rubbed in sh#t and sent packing on their home turf once again.


Could not be further from the truth. 20 coaches from various local high schools, clubs, colleges and private training organizations sat down with clip boards full of notes on player numbers and voted for players whose numbers stood out at the tryouts. Coaches recognize certain players and numbers, but many coaches do not know all the players and numbers and the consensus was the same across the board with all the numbers that stood out. Nobody had to fight to get a player on the team. Coaches who had no idea which players were which numbers, picked the same player numbers from their notes as the coaches who may have known. If a player number received enough support from all the coaches, an up and down vote was taken. In other words, every player on the roster received a majority of votes from 20 coaches, many of which only knew the player as a number. It is completely absurd to think that 18 of 20 coaches thought your kid belonged on the team and he still did not make it! Instead of spending so much time on this forum spreading false information about a process and event for which you are clueless, maybe you should be using all that skill to teach your kid how to stand out at a tryout?



Please stop with that Bs.. every single coach and evaluator had ties to each other and the players selected. This notion that every other player , parent or club or school that wasn’t represented as an evaluator don’t know what they see with their own eyes on and off the field. How in the heck did the majority of the evaluators even get picked? Spaldings coach for example has won less than 5 MIAA games in his entire career!! Yet 5 of his players make it and even more to call back game- Reese coaches RR 2022 along with Dixon and 4-5 kids make team and even more to call back. Calvert Hall evaluator must of been under serious pressure from Kelly and Head Coach from Koopers who round out the team .. Except Phipps ALL had kids who made team or call back game! Now, again for those watchjngthe same kids for years and years know exactly how that process really went down. When you take kids that are injured during the tryout to the team and hurt the entire tournament you can’t be taken serious. 50% of the team certainly deserved and are exceptional players no matter who there daddy or coach is.
Would of been great to see this process be done in a real fair evaluation. DC Head coach selects 5-6 of his kids too. Many very deserving and him being the coach makes it look shady! Just don’t say that the process was fair especially in Bmore

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The Club and HS coach for B'more took all of their kids and buddies kids. Some of those boys are great players and many were just along for the ride. If the Baltimore coaches really wanted to win, vice rep their club and HS school players then they could have done just that. There were lots of big, strong, fast and talented athletes at the Baltimore call back game. What they chose was based off pure nepotism and many of those players were absolutely pathetic in comparison to the talent at the call back game. That is why Baltimore got their nose rubbed in sh#t and sent packing on their home turf once again.


Could not be further from the truth. 20 coaches from various local high schools, clubs, colleges and private training organizations sat down with clip boards full of notes on player numbers and voted for players whose numbers stood out at the tryouts. Coaches recognize certain players and numbers, but many coaches do not know all the players and numbers and the consensus was the same across the board with all the numbers that stood out. Nobody had to fight to get a player on the team. Coaches who had no idea which players were which numbers, picked the same player numbers from their notes as the coaches who may have known. If a player number received enough support from all the coaches, an up and down vote was taken. In other words, every player on the roster received a majority of votes from 20 coaches, many of which only knew the player as a number. It is completely absurd to think that 18 of 20 coaches thought your kid belonged on the team and he still did not make it! Instead of spending so much time on this forum spreading false information about a process and event for which you are clueless, maybe you should be using all that skill to teach your kid how to stand out at a tryout?



Please stop with that Bs.. every single coach and evaluator had ties to each other and the players selected. This notion that every other player , parent or club or school that wasn’t represented as an evaluator don’t know what they see with their own eyes on and off the field. How in the heck did the majority of the evaluators even get picked? Spaldings coach for example has won less than 5 MIAA games in his entire career!! Yet 5 of his players make it and even more to call back game- Reese coaches RR 2022 along with Dixon and 4-5 kids make team and even more to call back. Calvert Hall evaluator must of been under serious pressure from Kelly and Head Coach from Koopers who round out the team .. Except Phipps ALL had kids who made team or call back game! Now, again for those watchjngthe same kids for years and years know exactly how that process really went down. When you take kids that are injured during the tryout to the team and hurt the entire tournament you can’t be taken serious. 50% of the team certainly deserved and are exceptional players no matter who there daddy or coach is.
Would of been great to see this process be done in a real fair evaluation. DC Head coach selects 5-6 of his kids too. Many very deserving and him being the coach makes it look shady! Just don’t say that the process was fair especially in Bmore


The process was fair, especially in Bmore.

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Re: Boys High School [Re: Anonymous] #288869
07/16/19 10:42 AM
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The Club and HS coach for B'more took all of their kids and buddies kids. Some of those boys are great players and many were just along for the ride. If the Baltimore coaches really wanted to win, vice rep their club and HS school players then they could have done just that. There were lots of big, strong, fast and talented athletes at the Baltimore call back game. What they chose was based off pure nepotism and many of those players were absolutely pathetic in comparison to the talent at the call back game. That is why Baltimore got their nose rubbed in sh#t and sent packing on their home turf once again.


Could not be further from the truth. 20 coaches from various local high schools, clubs, colleges and private training organizations sat down with clip boards full of notes on player numbers and voted for players whose numbers stood out at the tryouts. Coaches recognize certain players and numbers, but many coaches do not know all the players and numbers and the consensus was the same across the board with all the numbers that stood out. Nobody had to fight to get a player on the team. Coaches who had no idea which players were which numbers, picked the same player numbers from their notes as the coaches who may have known. If a player number received enough support from all the coaches, an up and down vote was taken. In other words, every player on the roster received a majority of votes from 20 coaches, many of which only knew the player as a number. It is completely absurd to think that 18 of 20 coaches thought your kid belonged on the team and he still did not make it! Instead of spending so much time on this forum spreading false information about a process and event for which you are clueless, maybe you should be using all that skill to teach your kid how to stand out at a tryout?



Please stop with that Bs.. every single coach and evaluator had ties to each other and the players selected. This notion that every other player , parent or club or school that wasn’t represented as an evaluator don’t know what they see with their own eyes on and off the field. How in the heck did the majority of the evaluators even get picked? Spaldings coach for example has won less than 5 MIAA games in his entire career!! Yet 5 of his players make it and even more to call back game- Reese coaches RR 2022 along with Dixon and 4-5 kids make team and even more to call back. Calvert Hall evaluator must of been under serious pressure from Kelly and Head Coach from Koopers who round out the team .. Except Phipps ALL had kids who made team or call back game! Now, again for those watchjngthe same kids for years and years know exactly how that process really went down. When you take kids that are injured during the tryout to the team and hurt the entire tournament you can’t be taken serious. 50% of the team certainly deserved and are exceptional players no matter who there daddy or coach is.
Would of been great to see this process be done in a real fair evaluation. DC Head coach selects 5-6 of his kids too. Many very deserving and him being the coach makes it look shady! Just don’t say that the process was fair especially in Bmore


LOL, the DC Head Coach won the whole thing. If the best players happen to play for you and the team you put out on the field has continuity and represents your area the best, why wouldn't you pick them. Remember, this is not an all star team but a bona fide effort to field the best team (translation, team with the best shot of winning the championship). Given how the DC team jelled on playoff Sunday, it looks like their staff did a great job picking the boys. I do agree with your comment regarding putting injured kids on the roster. If you're hurt and can't play, you shouldn't be on the roster. It reduces the teams chance of winning and unfairly takes a spot of a healthy players. Once again, if you're picking a team to win the championship, you wouldn't pick hurt players. If you do, it makes the tryout process invalid and calls into question all of your choices/decisions.

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The Club and HS coach for B'more took all of their kids and buddies kids. Some of those boys are great players and many were just along for the ride. If the Baltimore coaches really wanted to win, vice rep their club and HS school players then they could have done just that. There were lots of big, strong, fast and talented athletes at the Baltimore call back game. What they chose was based off pure nepotism and many of those players were absolutely pathetic in comparison to the talent at the call back game. That is why Baltimore got their nose rubbed in sh#t and sent packing on their home turf once again.

Could not be further from the truth. 20 coaches from various local high schools, clubs, colleges and private training organizations sat down with clip boards full of notes on player numbers and voted for players whose numbers stood out at the tryouts. Coaches recognize certain players and numbers, but many coaches do not know all the players and numbers and the consensus was the same across the board with all the numbers that stood out. Nobody had to fight to get a player on the team. Coaches who had no idea which players were which numbers, picked the same player numbers from their notes as the coaches who may have known. If a player number received enough support from all the coaches, an up and down vote was taken. In other words, every player on the roster received a majority of votes from 20 coaches, many of which only knew the player as a number. It is completely absurd to think that 18 of 20 coaches thought your kid belonged on the team and he still did not make it! Instead of spending so much time on this forum spreading false information about a process and event for which you are clueless, maybe you should be using all that skill to teach your kid how to stand out at a tryout?


Please stop with that Bs.. every single coach and evaluator had ties to each other and the players selected. This notion that every other player , parent or club or school that wasn’t represented as an evaluator don’t know what they see with their own eyes on and off the field. How in the heck did the majority of the evaluators even get picked? Spaldings coach for example has won less than 5 MIAA games in his entire career!! Yet 5 of his players make it and even more to call back game- Reese coaches RR 2022 along with Dixon and 4-5 kids make team and even more to call back. Calvert Hall evaluator must of been under serious pressure from Kelly and Head Coach from Koopers who round out the team .. Except Phipps ALL had kids who made team or call back game! Now, again for those watchjngthe same kids for years and years know exactly how that process really went down. When you take kids that are injured during the tryout to the team and hurt the entire tournament you can’t be taken serious. 50% of the team certainly deserved and are exceptional players no matter who there daddy or coach is.
Would of been great to see this process be done in a real fair evaluation. DC Head coach selects 5-6 of his kids too. Many very deserving and him being the coach makes it look shady! Just don’t say that the process was fair especially in Bmore

The process was fair, especially in Bmore.


Unfortunately every region is the same. All the UA teams are loaded with players that are affiliated with the UA coaches Clubs/High Schools or other coaches they know players.

To say that it isnt is to deny reality.

Many of this players are at top or near top, but there is obvious bias in picking the players for all the UA teams including DC and Balt. But if it makes you feel better, say it isnt bias, just dont expect anyone with any real critical thinking to believe you.

And each year it seems to get more bias as there are so many really good players to pick from that are very close in talent. There are only 3-5 above and beyond talent each year, the rest of top 30-40 players that could make the UA team have similar talent , so bias is an easy way to go with coaches and people evaluating .

It is just not a true talent tryout for majority of players.

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Love that Spalding had to play in the 2nd session (AKA "B Division") of the NHSLS tournament - guess they weren't invited to the big dance.

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Love that Spalding had to play in the 2nd session (AKA "B Division") of the NHSLS tournament - guess they weren't invited to the big dance.


They dropped a game to "Stallone", a team from Raleigh, NC. Luckily "Chuck Norris" didn't field a team.

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Love that Spalding had to play in the 2nd session (AKA "B Division") of the NHSLS tournament - guess they weren't invited to the big dance.


We get it. Your son wasnt invited to go to Spalding like the rest of his teammates. Get over it, Time to move on..and as always have him , HIT THE WALL ! maybe they will give him a second chance

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Love that Spalding had to play in the 2nd session (AKA "B Division") of the NHSLS tournament - guess they weren't invited to the big dance.


We get it. Your son wasnt invited to go to Spalding like the rest of his teammates. Get over it, Time to move on..and as always have him , HIT THE WALL ! maybe they will give him a second chance



EVERYONE was invited to play at Spalding! Only the cool aid drinkers chose to send their kid there..None of my kids teammates chose Spalding and for good reasons! Congrats on winning a summer tournament- we all can’t wait for team to back it up this spring ! At the very least wait for your silly reply

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The Club and HS coach for B'more took all of their kids and buddies kids. Some of those boys are great players and many were just along for the ride. If the Baltimore coaches really wanted to win, vice rep their club and HS school players then they could have done just that. There were lots of big, strong, fast and talented athletes at the Baltimore call back game. What they chose was based off pure nepotism and many of those players were absolutely pathetic in comparison to the talent at the call back game. That is why Baltimore got their nose rubbed in sh#t and sent packing on their home turf once again.

Could not be further from the truth. 20 coaches from various local high schools, clubs, colleges and private training organizations sat down with clip boards full of notes on player numbers and voted for players whose numbers stood out at the tryouts. Coaches recognize certain players and numbers, but many coaches do not know all the players and numbers and the consensus was the same across the board with all the numbers that stood out. Nobody had to fight to get a player on the team. Coaches who had no idea which players were which numbers, picked the same player numbers from their notes as the coaches who may have known. If a player number received enough support from all the coaches, an up and down vote was taken. In other words, every player on the roster received a majority of votes from 20 coaches, many of which only knew the player as a number. It is completely absurd to think that 18 of 20 coaches thought your kid belonged on the team and he still did not make it! Instead of spending so much time on this forum spreading false information about a process and event for which you are clueless, maybe you should be using all that skill to teach your kid how to stand out at a tryout?


Please stop with that Bs.. every single coach and evaluator had ties to each other and the players selected. This notion that every other player , parent or club or school that wasn’t represented as an evaluator don’t know what they see with their own eyes on and off the field. How in the heck did the majority of the evaluators even get picked? Spaldings coach for example has won less than 5 MIAA games in his entire career!! Yet 5 of his players make it and even more to call back game- Reese coaches RR 2022 along with Dixon and 4-5 kids make team and even more to call back. Calvert Hall evaluator must of been under serious pressure from Kelly and Head Coach from Koopers who round out the team .. Except Phipps ALL had kids who made team or call back game! Now, again for those watchjngthe same kids for years and years know exactly how that process really went down. When you take kids that are injured during the tryout to the team and hurt the entire tournament you can’t be taken serious. 50% of the team certainly deserved and are exceptional players no matter who there daddy or coach is.
Would of been great to see this process be done in a real fair evaluation. DC Head coach selects 5-6 of his kids too. Many very deserving and him being the coach makes it look shady! Just don’t say that the process was fair especially in Bmore

The process was fair, especially in Bmore.


Unfortunately every region is the same. All the UA teams are loaded with players that are affiliated with the UA coaches Clubs/High Schools or other coaches they know players.

To say that it isnt is to deny reality.

Many of this players are at top or near top, but there is obvious bias in picking the players for all the UA teams including DC and Balt. But if it makes you feel better, say it isnt bias, just dont expect anyone with any real critical thinking to believe you.

And each year it seems to get more bias as there are so many really good players to pick from that are very close in talent. There are only 3-5 above and beyond talent each year, the rest of top 30-40 players that could make the UA team have similar talent , so bias is an easy way to go with coaches and people evaluating .

It is just not a true talent tryout for majority of players.





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Re: Boys High School [Re: TommyM] #288952
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Spalding sat at kiddie table at the NHSLS. Even John Carroll played in the A Division. Kudos to the JC coach for challenging his kids. Spalding Lacrosse is a joke. Gonna be great next year though..

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