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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
TheBackOfTheCage #293919 10/10/19 09:30 AM
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This is simple - the kids are in 6th grade and they should be playing multiple sports. No kid should be specializing at this age.

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This is simple - the kids are in 6th grade and they should be playing multiple sports. No kid should be specializing at this age.


The discussion is not about not playing multiple sports, it is about playing multiple elite sports. Hit the reading comprehension wall and come on back.

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Anonymous #293929 10/10/19 10:17 AM
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How many of these elite level teams are ok with their players being elite level multi sport athletes? How many of these kids can juggle playing elite level club lacrosse and another elite level club sport? It seems like kids are so specialized now...limiting themselves to one sport early on. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

I need a board like this for Maryland youth soccer.


Coaches love having multi-sport athletes - lax is spring and summer and that's in-season

Football and wrestling dont interfere with lacrosse because they are fall and winter sports.

Any high school or college coach always asks about grades first and what other sports do you play


Works for wrestling and football and I have seen to an extent hockey. It will not work with hoops as their elite level AAU stuff runs in the Spring and Summer and soccer, well, that depends on your value to the lax coach and if he's going to let you miss practices and games for it. But if you try to play elite soccer and lax you are going to have to sacrifice on one of them and let people down. From experience.


Pretty spot on. Elite soccer is year round, Probably the worst sport to have another sport along with. If you say you can miss a game or practice on a elite soccer team, you arent playing real elite soccer.

At High School level it is almost impossible to play more than club lacrosse . You can play other sports for your High School team during season and have fun, but that is about it.

HIghly competitive wrestling is also year round with a tournament just about every weekend. I know those who say they should play multiple sports are correct but we are talking about higher level elite sports. It is literally impossible to play two sports at that level. Kids need to pick a primary sport and all others are basically a hobby. If you are lucky you may even be able to wedge in a ski trip or beach vacation. Anyone who claims different is not playing on an elite team.

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Anonymous #293933 10/10/19 10:37 AM
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How many of these elite level teams are ok with their players being elite level multi sport athletes? How many of these kids can juggle playing elite level club lacrosse and another elite level club sport? It seems like kids are so specialized now...limiting themselves to one sport early on. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

I need a board like this for Maryland youth soccer.


Coaches love having multi-sport athletes - lax is spring and summer and that's in-season

Football and wrestling dont interfere with lacrosse because they are fall and winter sports.

Any high school or college coach always asks about grades first and what other sports do you play


Works for wrestling and football and I have seen to an extent hockey. It will not work with hoops as their elite level AAU stuff runs in the Spring and Summer and soccer, well, that depends on your value to the lax coach and if he's going to let you miss practices and games for it. But if you try to play elite soccer and lax you are going to have to sacrifice on one of them and let people down. From experience.


Pretty spot on. Elite soccer is year round, Probably the worst sport to have another sport along with. If you say you can miss a game or practice on a elite soccer team, you arent playing real elite soccer.

At High School level it is almost impossible to play more than club lacrosse . You can play other sports for your High School team during season and have fun, but that is about it.


HIghly competitive wrestling is also year round with a tournament just about every weekend. I know those who say they should play multiple sports are correct but we are talking about higher level elite sports. It is literally impossible to play two sports at that level. Kids need to pick a primary sport and all others are basically a hobby. If you are lucky you may even be able to wedge in a ski trip or beach vacation. Anyone who claims different is not playing on an elite team.



This exactly^^^^^^

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Anonymous #293937 10/10/19 10:47 AM
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This is simple - the kids are in 6th grade and they should be playing multiple sports. No kid should be specializing at this age.


The discussion is not about not playing multiple sports, it is about playing multiple elite sports. Hit the reading comprehension wall and come on back.


OUCH ! Thats gotta hurt.. Like the " Hit the Reading Comprehension Wall " !

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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This is simple - the kids are in 6th grade and they should be playing multiple sports. No kid should be specializing at this age.


The discussion is not about not playing multiple sports, it is about playing multiple elite sports. Hit the reading comprehension wall and come on back.


OUCH ! Thats gotta hurt.. Like the " Hit the Reading Comprehension Wall " !


Thank you. Glad someone else thinks the poster is a [ChillLaxin]

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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This is simple - the kids are in 6th grade and they should be playing multiple sports. No kid should be specializing at this age.


The discussion is not about not playing multiple sports, it is about playing multiple elite sports. Hit the reading comprehension wall and come on back.


OUCH ! Thats gotta hurt.. Like the " Hit the Reading Comprehension Wall " !


Thank you. Glad someone else thinks the poster is a [ChillLaxin]


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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
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My son plays elite level soccer, but he does not play elite level lacrosse. That decision was easy for us because he is an excellent soccer player, but he’s not a good enough lacrosse player to play elite level at this point. Even if he was though, there’s no way we would be able to swing both. He plays lacrosse on one of those rec turned “club” teams at HOCO you guys all despise, basically to have fun, stay in shape, and be with his friends.

I was not a lacrosse player, but I really enjoy watching them play, even if it’s not at the elite level. It’s fast and physical, and it beats the heck out of watching baseball...

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TheBackOfTheCage #293984 10/10/19 09:53 PM
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Last guy/post was a cool dude and want to grab a beer with him! Great insight.

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Last guy/post was a cool dude and want to grab a beer with him! Great insight.


Not me.

""rec turned “club” teams at HOCO you guys all despise, basically to have fun, stay in shape, and be with his friends""

My son plays elite only not some rec scub team. , this is about playing at elite level , not playing at Fun level, staying in shape is for off season with his personal speed trainer, season is about getting elite lax skills, and being with friends?? Really ? He can make friends later while playing D1 lacrosse. Keep it real !

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"My son plays elite only not some rec scub team. , this is about playing at elite level , not playing at Fun level, staying in shape is for off season with his personal speed trainer, season is about getting elite lax skills, and being with friends?? Really ? He can make friends later while playing D1 lacrosse. Keep it real !"

Umm... we're talking about 11 and 12 year old kids who haven't hit puberty yet. Enjoy the fun now, save the intensity for later on. This is the best age.

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To all the doubters here Hawks are #1 in official national ranking. #1 according to USCL dot com ranking. #1 in 2026 ranking of top 25

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TheBackOfTheCage #294041 10/11/19 04:41 PM
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Interesting rankings.

Arden is too high, but I assume that the list is based on scores and I think they had a decent summer. Of course they dont exist anymore at 2026 do they?

Who are the Boston Kings?

Team 91 MD and Looneys belong somewhere on this list.

Madlax should be higher

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