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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: TM@BOTC] #296096
11/08/19 06:35 AM
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Express has a great team. Probably the best team. But you know what, if your number one goal is to be on the best team, congrats, you achieved your goal. These kids and families sacrifice a lot. They practice 4 sometimes 5 times a week. Most teams go twice. Express plays in like 15 tournaments in a calendar year. Most other teams maybe 8 or 9. Express with all the additional fees maybe 8,10 grand a year, most other teams maybe 4 grand. At the end of the day, they should be the best, they deserve to be the best, they are the best. Me personally, I’d rather have my son on a very good team, that costs a few grand less. I’m happy with twice a week practice. My son plays 2 other sports and has something just about every night. I’m happy playing a good amount of tournaments, but I have 3 kids who also play other sports. I like to attend their weekend events also. We also like to do non sport family vacations. Cruises, Disney, Italy,Caribbean, great memories over the years. My sons team works very well for us.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #296097
11/08/19 07:33 AM
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I'd be surprised if CoachC has any 2024s on that team, maybe one? The whole team is TINY. I give them credit that they move the ball extremely well, their offensive players catch and throw better than any other team in the age group and they are well coached especially at rides and clears. The defense is mediocre at best, maybe below average even. The goalie play is nothing special. They will continue to win a ton of games because they can score at will. They are dominant now but it probably won't last much longer. The players overall are quick but very small, weak and not great athletes. Just look down the sideline and you'll see what the parents look like. There are a few other teams that have bigger, stronger, faster kids who are just better athletes who are probably playing a ton of other sports still. In the next year or two, everyone will catch up in terms of stick skills. Talk to me in high school when genetics kicks in and these other teams have linebackers with lacrosse sticks on the field. Ending up at 5'6" and 140 lbs isn't going to cut it.


Chuckster has an 8th grader who is also unfortunately too old for the WSYL. Small and fast, and cheating.


The team wouldn’t miss a beat in Denver. Not to be mean, but it’s the truth. And true for a lot on the roster, that’s how deep the team is. There is about 7 or 8 that if any left would impact the team. A part from that, Express train rolls on


Get rolling on down to Delaware then.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #296102
11/08/19 09:18 AM
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Thats a long ride to take the same Arse-Whooping LI teams could take here locally from Exp. Why does everyone get so bent? They are the best team. Period! Big deal! Does it make your kid any less f a player? Get over it.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: TM@BOTC] #296104
11/08/19 09:28 AM
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All you Express parents are really embarrassing you are living through little Johnny on a lax field and you all think that you are in the right spot . Talk to me in 4 years when Coach C stops taking your calls and you are scrambling to get into a showcase or even better talk with a college coach . Good Luck with that because i can tell you from experience you are being led down a bad path . Have fun collecting your T Shirts because in 4 years time you and your kid will not remember the T Shirts it is about the next step ....

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #296107
11/08/19 09:47 AM
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"If you are a short dad or if you have a short wife, your kid's days are likely numbered" - tell that to Jose Altuve's (5'6") parents. What's that you say? Lacrosse is more physical than baseball? Ok, then tell that to Emmit Smith's (5'9") or Barry Sander's (5'8") parents. Athletes, like donkey posters, come in all shapes and sizes, and tall does not = talent. Not to mention that little detail called recessive genes, where short people have tall kids and parents with brown eyes have kids with blue. Look on the sidelines - what you see is not necessarily what you'll get.


I agree with this, but the other poster is talking about how the dynamic of the teams have changed after 7th grade. Having an older guy myself, I can tell you that he's right. It's crazy how many kids move to Express and 91. Not saying short kids cant be good (Panell, Kavanaugh, Sankey, etc.. all played high level lax), but given the choice in 8th or 9th grade between a short athletic player and a taller, stronger athletic player, those two teams have definitely gone with the "bigger is better" attitude. Especially from the midfield spot.


Also having a kid on an older team, this is correct. The coach said "I can teach them lacrosse. I can't teach them size." He didn't cut the better small kids, but they don't play nearly as much as they did or sometimes at all.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #296109
11/08/19 09:54 AM
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What happened at Express B tryouts?

who cares? team is irrelevant



If they are so irrelevant then why are you talking about them so much... Just sayin.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #296112
11/08/19 10:39 AM
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Rebels B is looking for kids too. I guess joingng these teams is a year round option

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: TM@BOTC] #296115
11/08/19 11:30 AM
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Every B team is looking for players and every A team is open to a new player if he's going to significantly improve the team.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #296117
11/08/19 12:03 PM
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And they are both looking for checks too

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #296119
11/08/19 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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I'd be surprised if CoachC has any 2024s on that team, maybe one? The whole team is TINY. I give them credit that they move the ball extremely well, their offensive players catch and throw better than any other team in the age group and they are well coached especially at rides and clears. The defense is mediocre at best, maybe below average even. The goalie play is nothing special. They will continue to win a ton of games because they can score at will. They are dominant now but it probably won't last much longer. The players overall are quick but very small, weak and not great athletes. Just look down the sideline and you'll see what the parents look like. There are a few other teams that have bigger, stronger, faster kids who are just better athletes who are probably playing a ton of other sports still. In the next year or two, everyone will catch up in terms of stick skills. Talk to me in high school when genetics kicks in and these other teams have linebackers with lacrosse sticks on the field. Ending up at 5'6" and 140 lbs isn't going to cut it.


Chuckster has an 8th grader who is also unfortunately too old for the WSYL. Small and fast, and cheating.


The team wouldn’t miss a beat in Denver. Not to be mean, but it’s the truth. And true for a lot on the roster, that’s how deep the team is. There is about 7 or 8 that if any left would impact the team. A part from that, Express train rolls on


If that’s the case, then why cheat. Send the kid and his jacked up dad back to the 2024s


Like it or not, this is how it works now. And, newsflash, hes not the only one. That kid will b going to St Anthony's and will be re-classed when he does. His anticipated graduation year is 2025. That's how it works now in grade-based lacrosse. You don't have to like it, just stop repeating yourself.

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: TM@BOTC] #296125
11/08/19 01:31 PM
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Write the check

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #296140
11/08/19 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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What happened at Express B tryouts?

who cares? team is irrelevant



If they are so irrelevant then why are you talking about them so much... Just sayin.


Just go enjoy your new shiny red helmet and move on.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
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What happened at Express B tryouts?

who cares? team is irrelevant



If they are so irrelevant then why are you talking about them so much... Just sayin.


Go enjoy your shiny red helmet and move on. Enough already

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #296150
11/09/19 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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I'd be surprised if CoachC has any 2024s on that team, maybe one? The whole team is TINY. I give them credit that they move the ball extremely well, their offensive players catch and throw better than any other team in the age group and they are well coached especially at rides and clears. The defense is mediocre at best, maybe below average even. The goalie play is nothing special. They will continue to win a ton of games because they can score at will. They are dominant now but it probably won't last much longer. The players overall are quick but very small, weak and not great athletes. Just look down the sideline and you'll see what the parents look like. There are a few other teams that have bigger, stronger, faster kids who are just better athletes who are probably playing a ton of other sports still. In the next year or two, everyone will catch up in terms of stick skills. Talk to me in high school when genetics kicks in and these other teams have linebackers with lacrosse sticks on the field. Ending up at 5'6" and 140 lbs isn't going to cut it.


Chuckster has an 8th grader who is also unfortunately too old for the WSYL. Small and fast, and cheating.


The team wouldn’t miss a beat in Denver. Not to be mean, but it’s the truth. And true for a lot on the roster, that’s how deep the team is. There is about 7 or 8 that if any left would impact the team. A part from that, Express train rolls on


If that’s the case, then why cheat. Send the kid and his jacked up dad back to the 2024s


Like it or not, this is how it works now. And, newsflash, hes not the only one. That kid will b going to St Anthony's and will be re-classed when he does. His anticipated graduation year is 2025. That's how it works now in grade-based lacrosse. You don't have to like it, just stop repeating yourself.


Ok daddy

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: TM@BOTC] #296156
11/09/19 04:49 PM
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Its interesting how CoachC barely beat 91 Maryland in the playoffs today 7 to 6. But then handily beat the Annapolis Hawks 10 to 3 for the championship.
Either 91 Maryland is really amazing, or CoachC brought in help for the cgampionship game.
Hmmmm
CoachS's team players were available

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Re: Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020 [Re: Anonymous] #296168
11/09/19 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Its interesting how CoachC barely beat 91 Maryland in the playoffs today 7 to 6. But then handily beat the Annapolis Hawks 10 to 3 for the championship.
Either 91 Maryland is really amazing, or CoachC brought in help for the cgampionship game.
Hmmmm
CoachS's team players were available


Why would he do that? The Express 2025 team would likely beat the 2024 team. And the 2024 team was long gone already having lost in pool play and not making it to playoffs.

One of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard on BOTC.

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