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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: TM@BOTC] #292535
09/16/19 04:20 PM
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I’d rather not beat express and save 5 grand. I’m already paying 4 grand tuition, another 4 grand on training through the year. Plus hotels and other miscellaneous BS, probably 2 grand. Plus I have 3 kids who play. No thanks. I’ll pass on that 5 grand to go watch more lacrosse in Colorado. Oh And try outs are 2 weeks after Colorado. Another fee, then another tuition. Thanks anyway. Lol. I can give a rats butt if my son’s team beats express or not.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #292542
09/16/19 09:49 PM
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Agree totally! lets save 5k on a trip to Colorado and let the kids beat each other up locally, no need to fly halfway across the country to see the same game that can be played locally three or four times a year. As far as ESPN, the only people watching it on tv are family members of the kids playing in the tournament. lets do something differently on the east coast in a different state each year to grow the sport. ESPN isn't just in Denver. I'm sure the directors have a little creativity and can come up with a big end of year tournament that will make it fun for the kids and draw attention to their clubs. It's expensive enough in the current environment without the trip to Denver.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #292545
09/17/19 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Agree totally! lets save 5k on a trip to Colorado and let the kids beat each other up locally, no need to fly halfway across the country to see the same game that can be played locally three or four times a year. As far as ESPN, the only people watching it on tv are family members of the kids playing in the tournament. lets do something differently on the east coast in a different state each year to grow the sport. ESPN isn't just in Denver. I'm sure the directors have a little creativity and can come up with a big end of year tournament that will make it fun for the kids and draw attention to their clubs. It's expensive enough in the current environment without the trip to Denver.


I am not going to Denver nor have I been. I heard the tourney is great, but it’s expensive for Li vs Li. Primetime did get to the final game and so did the Crabs in their lone appearance. But it’s all Northeast teams. I get growing is important, but it’s not the little league World Series, so stop trying to be. Move the event around the Country is one thought. I do love that it is u13 and philly, Maryland and Mass are no shows. #playonage

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #292551
09/17/19 09:41 AM
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So here is the question: All teams are trying to qualify because they feel it will give their program credibility and the ability to increase their "Tuition" next year If your sons' team does qualify (because who doesn't at this point?) what do you do? Im inclined to take a real vacation that week. Not board a plane to see the same teams I can see in CT, NY or NJ.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #292552
09/17/19 09:42 AM
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You mean all of the LI teams that fly to Denver to play an uninspiring Lax tourney and get a "free" WARP mini? ? WSYL is a joke and a $ grab.


Says the teams that have no chance of beating express.


OK stop, I agree that express is the best 2025 team, but this has nothing to do with that. You win!

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #292554
09/17/19 09:56 AM
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You mean all of the LI teams that fly to Denver to play an uninspiring Lax tourney and get a "free" WARP mini? ? WSYL is a joke and a $ grab.


Says the teams that have no chance of beating express.


OK stop, I agree that express is the best 2025 team, but this has nothing to do with that. You win!

he means no chance of beating the few kids that actually play for Express.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: TM@BOTC] #292556
09/17/19 10:13 AM
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Listen man, it’s a nice novelty. It’s cool, I get it. However most people aren’t huddled around ESPN 2, 6pm on July 4th. I can only speak for myself, I enjoy skiing in Colorado. I don’t want to drop 5k going there for a lax tournament on July 4th weekend. I’m more than happy with the 2 or 3, away tournaments we go to. Delaware,Maryland,PA,Massachusetts,etc. Plus the 5 local tournaments. Plus the Box tournaments. Plus 3 or 4 scrimmages. Plus his town team plays a few tournaments. There comes a point in life, when enough is enough. That’s my opinion anyway.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #292567
09/17/19 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
So here is the question: All teams are trying to qualify because they feel it will give their program credibility and the ability to increase their "Tuition" next year If your sons' team does qualify (because who doesn't at this point?) what do you do? Im inclined to take a real vacation that week. Not board a plane to see the same teams I can see in CT, NY or NJ.


Most teams go to qualifying tournaments, because there is good competition there. And they would like to qualify. But plenty of teams have no intention of going even if they do qualify.
For myself, I don't think it's worth the money.
But the teams that want to go and gave no issue spending that money. Well I have no problem with that either. I don't understand why anyone has to have an issue with those that choose to go.
Honestly I feel the same about the e Warrior games. I think it's just a moneymaker for those who run it. I wouldn't pay it. But I know plenty who have. And that's their decision. And why should I care if they choose to?

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #292572
09/17/19 02:01 PM
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YOur son's team qualifies: Are you going? Y or N?

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: TM@BOTC] #292577
09/17/19 03:02 PM
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Answer is Yes, not looking to hurt my son. If my son’s team doesn’t go, question will I be happy. That answer is yes as well.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: TM@BOTC] #292587
09/17/19 04:52 PM
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Any team that qualifies will go. No program is going to turn it down. How do you tell the team you're not going? Everybody who says they won't go on here is from a team that's not trying to qualify.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: TM@BOTC] #292592
09/17/19 07:16 PM
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My son's team went this year and we're not from LI. AMA.

tl;dr.. It's one year. It was worth it for "our team" bec we've been looking forward to it for 2 years and held our own against the best age-based competition.

Other: The boys had a good time being together in a vacation setting (we went to Vail, whitewater rafting, rockies baseball game, Bird Scooters all over downtown Denver, team dinners, hanging out in hotel where everyone stayed in, met players from across the country) and ofcourse lax.. it was world-class, model for how to run tournaments. Summed up in one word.. memories. All of this ofcourse will not matter if you feel it's unaffortable or not worth the price, which is totally understandable.

PS.. if you do go and play one of the nations team (such as Iriqois), treat them with respect and not run up the score if you can help it.. they're there as a symbol .. ambassadors for the game. It's one of the things that we would take back if we could.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: TM@BOTC] #292597
09/17/19 08:23 PM
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We went to WSYL a few years ago, my son’s team loved it. Awesome experience. Fortunately the money was no problem for me. There were others on our team, who it was a problem for. I understand, this is a lot of money on top of tuition and all the other lacrosse stuff. Families have a few kids and they do club sports as well, I totally understand if teams decide not to go. If a team goes, no parent wants to hurt their kid or the team, so it puts a lot of people in an uncomfortable situation. There were team dinners and some parents didn’t want to go because the dinner would be 200 bucks, airline tickets,hotels. Families do payments and budgeting to allow their kids to play club lacrosse. That 5k in July for many people is not readily available.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: TM@BOTC] #292599
09/17/19 08:42 PM
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go if you luv p o t

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #292612
09/18/19 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
go if you luv p o t


this. this too. must account for this in your budget.

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