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Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: Anonymous] #289079
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
What team is #2 in MD? Looneys, BLC, Arden? Looking to tryout with best long term development. Thank you.


If you are trying for best long term development, you shouldn’t limit your search to the #2 team, or the top 5 for that matter. There are a ton of teams with excellent player development going on. The top 3 take the superstars(or poach them from other teams with all kinds of promises attached) so coaches don’t have to really teach the game at all, but will take all the credit for “developing” them. My point is, don’t count out the AAA teams. If you are looking for a team to stay with long term, you should broaden your search outside the top 2.*

*personal opinion based on over 10 years of club lacrosse experiences and not looking to start a fight.

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Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: Anonymous] #289095
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What team is #2 in MD? Looneys, BLC, Arden? Looking to tryout with best long term development. Thank you.


If you are trying for best long term development, you shouldn’t limit your search to the #2 team, or the top 5 for that matter. There are a ton of teams with excellent player development going on. The top 3 take the superstars(or poach them from other teams with all kinds of promises attached) so coaches don’t have to really teach the game at all, but will take all the credit for “developing” them. My point is, don’t count out the AAA teams. If you are looking for a team to stay with long term, you should broaden your search outside the top 2.*

*personal opinion based on over 10 years of club lacrosse experiences and not looking to start a fight.



You need to be honest about your end goal for your child - if he just wants to play in play in public high school and club will do
If he wants to play in the MIAA - you need to look at top tier programs
If you look at the rosters of the top programs they are littered with D1 commits
AAA and AA and other programs fill D2 and D3 rosters and there is nothing wrong with that at all

Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: TheBackOfTheCage] #289099
07/18/19 10:58 AM
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Going to be interesting to see what True Annapolis can bring to the table from a numbers and talent perspective. They have a pretty solid model in different parts of the country. AYLC and Diamondbacks should be interesting tryouts as well. Some really talented kids in the area with choices of where they want to play

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Going to be interesting to see what True Annapolis can bring to the table from a numbers and talent perspective. They have a pretty solid model in different parts of the country. AYLC and Diamondbacks should be interesting tryouts as well. Some really talented kids in the area with choices of where they want to play


True, AYLC and Diamondbacks will need goalies and to compete next year - and defensemen - and faceoff guy - and middies - and attack

LOL

Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: Anonymous] #289106
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Going to be interesting to see what True Annapolis can bring to the table from a numbers and talent perspective. They have a pretty solid model in different parts of the country. AYLC and Diamondbacks should be interesting tryouts as well. Some really talented kids in the area with choices of where they want to play



Diamondbacks merging with SP/Swarm

Diamondbacks are also getting a new coach who doesnt have a kid in the program. He coaches multiple teams at API and he will turn them around

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Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: Anonymous] #289118
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What team is #2 in MD? Looneys, BLC, Arden? Looking to tryout with best long term development. Thank you.


I'm sorry but as an parent why would you ever want you kid on the #2 team. Maybe I'm crazy but I want to best for my child in terms of education, sports, and any opportunity that presents itself.

Why would you want to be average?

You are wasting your money playing travel lacrosse to be average - go play REC!!!!!!!


If I have the choice of my son getting significant playing time on the number 2 team, vs riding the bench on the the number 1 team, I’m taking the number 2 all day. These are young kids. Winning is great, but I want my son to develop as a player and to have fun. If all you care about is winning at 5th grade lacrosse, you’re a special kind of notIntelligent. You don’t develop by sitting the bench, and it’s not fun to sit on the bench. These are reasons that kids with tons of potential burn out early and quit.

Also, I know several people who didn’t even pick up a lacrosse stick until they were sophomores and juniors in high school and still went on to play in college, some at D1. I’ve also seen kids that were deemed prodigies early on flame out in high school. Everyone grows and develops at different levels. You definitely don’t need to shell out thousands and thousands of dollars in 5th grade to get your kid to a decent school. Just get them playing and find a coach that you trust.

Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: TheBackOfTheCage] #289133
07/18/19 03:44 PM
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I never realized that the forum auto corrects the word s-t-u-p-i-d to notintelligent until now. I was wondering why I saw the term notintelligent over and over...I thought it was the same guy posting that term, but it’s been an auto correct the whole time. It’s all starting to make sense.

Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: TheBackOfTheCage] #289142
07/18/19 06:33 PM
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Hold on, True is coming to Annapolis? Seriously???

Do we really need another AA County team?

Isn't it already water down enough?

How many teams do we have, I'm counting 8.

PLC
Diamondback/Swarm
Sidewinders
Hawks
Bay Raiders
Bay Dogs
True Annpolis
Rockfish, not sure if I can count this one?

I'm sure I missed one or two.....

Doesn't anyone else see this as a money grab? Come on, guys...

There should be 2-3 AA teams which compete in HOCO and trash all the out of state teams.....

Would like to hear other opinions...

Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: TheBackOfTheCage] #289153
07/18/19 08:24 PM
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Hawks carry 18. No weak links. Leaves plenty of talent for other teams. Other top programs carry so many more. See at NLF Laxachusets bench? Express same thing.

Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: Anonymous] #289161
07/19/19 04:16 AM
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Laxachusetts carries 20

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Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: Anonymous] #289165
07/19/19 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Laxachusetts carries 20


That should be one of the first questions when picking a team for your son. Any more than 18-20 and you may be better off some where else.

Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: TheBackOfTheCage] #289179
07/19/19 09:01 AM
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AYLC carries 24 - only 14-16 show at practice - some kids dont come to tourneys and some kids quit in the middle of the season or quit in the middle of the game

Lets hope True is better

Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: TheBackOfTheCage] #289200
07/19/19 04:39 PM
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Laxachusetts carry 20?? Their sideline has 20

Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: Anonymous] #289203
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Laxachusetts carry 20?? Their sideline has 20

Who cares????

Re: Boys 2026 (Mid-Atlantic Region) [Re: TheBackOfTheCage] #289398
07/22/19 07:34 AM
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If my son rides the bench on an elite team, which AAA teams should we be considering to get a better chance to see the field. He is a very consistent and solid player, but plays behind bigger kids and coaches kids. Will there be movement of teams between elite and AAA? Tryouts start soon and I am trying to get some honest feedback through all of the we are better than you chatter.

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