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Re: Boys High School
B_O_T_C #299193 02/13/20 06:52 PM
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The schools spending the most are winning the most. It’s the same story for any sport.

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Nope. No shortcomings, no jealousy. All about the ride. That's why I detest to see it spoiled by the machine that it has become. There is more to a return than money. I know all about the college landscape. You keep clawing and grasping your kid's way to the top, though, so you can brag to your dad friends. I mean, your kid can "enjoy" his ride. Good luck with that.


I can understand your angst for the pressure cooker and higher standards that are being brought to bare on these young men, but I'm sure some dad was thinking the same thing 20 years ago. It's evolution and there is nothing you can do to stop it. You either get with the program or get left by the wayside. The boys don't know the difference as you see it, they are just living it in the now. At the top of this sport, nobody's mommy or daddy can "will it to happen" or force their kid to do it. These boys are competitive, have incredible work ethics and take pride in the fact that they play in one of the best conferences in the country. Just because your kid doesn't have that will or drive doesn't mean others don't. Again, you're making excuses because you're angry with today's landscape and the fact that your kid just can't compete at that level.


I am with you. I am hoping for St Frances model ( former Gilman model) . Bigger and more athletic players from all over country with a sprinkling of local role players. It is evolution as you say. Your super star incredible work ethic player will have no problem with that just like he didnt with playing St Frances.

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Comical the resentment and bitterness towards out of state players. It has been happening for decades in this sport and even longer in other sports. Why is it so bad if a kid from the Midwest or South has the means to attend a great academic school and is good enough to play a sport there? To compete at a sport they love against the best the sport has to offer. MIAA teams carry 30-40 players on a team. If your kid is not making the team or playing I doubt it has to due with a handful out of state players on each team. Baltimore schools some more than others have been doing this for a long time along with the holdbacks. Severn, St. Mary's and Spalding are catching up with the holdbacks not so much with the out of state players. Nonetheless, it is a trend across the board. LOSING certainly changes the narrative for those parents that can't handle that their kid is sitting on the bench and not playing. Send your kid to the boarding school if you think it's such an affair advantage. If a player or coach is not playing or losing it usually has to do with being out WORKED!! Most 8th grade AA-Elite players can get into any High School they want and choose where to go. Doesn't matter the geographic.They're all Private Schools! To pick a school and then complain the blues when kid gets cut, not playing, not being developed or just losing is
comical.
CHC is the only(MIAA) team in the last 20 years to have run like this. The above thread shows who has won year after year. Players are flocking to that program from all over the state and country. WINNING does that.
Which is why it is great for the entire league.It elevates the entire league. Playing CHC and beating them means so much more.It means the work put in has matched or exceeded CHC work. Wether it is getting more holdbacks, out of state players , best club players or just out Coaching them or beating them on the field with the personnel on the team. Either way soreness and bitterness are traits of losing.


Comical?? Not sure I find it comical . Taking this to its conclusion, the end result will be All Star teams that are from all over the country. Great lacrosse with limited local players . The sport is growing in many areas with great athletes that hopefully will be recruited to play in the best league in USA.

I cant wait to see how some MIAA schools respond to the recruiting/boarding of players. The rules are clear if you care to look for all MIAA schools, But they all turn a blind eye to the schools recruiting now.

What I do find comical is MIAA schools refusing to play St Francis due to their recruiting of football players. Wonder if we will see any indignation from Spalding ? Severn ? or whoever as they refuse to play a school that recruits out of state talent. LOL






Classic responses from the gallery! I am not affiliated with CHC- pretty sure CHC lacrosse and every other MIAA lacrosse school also did not want to play St Francis..
Comparing that as an argument why you dislike the landscape of MIAA lacrosse is very COMICAL! Criticizing a player who has work ethic and is successful just because he plays and your kid doesn't is COMICAL! To think they don't have to work hard to be the best or they some how don't love the game the same. My boy and his teammates in Club - School and pick up games all want to play against the best and do what it takes to achieve that. The return is a good college education and to continue to grow and party(play) at the college level.Last I checked Lacrosse is growing bigger and faster than ever before.There is a place for every level of player in high school and college.Pleases top acting like parents are pushing some higher agenda for their unwilling kid.The only ones doing that are the ones on here crying the blues and making everyone laugh with the comedy show. Last I checked MIAA schools send hundreds of players to D2-D3 and Club teams every year along with D1.
Believe me, AA county MIAA lacrosse schools will never stop competing against anyone! So please continue with the comedy show instead of taking your kid to the right school that fits his capabilities.Where I know he will shine and be attending the same college party as all the other over achievers, holdbacks, boarders,spoiled brats and winners.

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Comical the resentment and bitterness towards out of state players. It has been happening for decades in this sport and even longer in other sports. Why is it so bad if a kid from the Midwest or South has the means to attend a great academic school and is good enough to play a sport there? To compete at a sport they love against the best the sport has to offer. MIAA teams carry 30-40 players on a team. If your kid is not making the team or playing I doubt it has to due with a handful out of state players on each team. Baltimore schools some more than others have been doing this for a long time along with the holdbacks. Severn, St. Mary's and Spalding are catching up with the holdbacks not so much with the out of state players. Nonetheless, it is a trend across the board. LOSING certainly changes the narrative for those parents that can't handle that their kid is sitting on the bench and not playing. Send your kid to the boarding school if you think it's such an affair advantage. If a player or coach is not playing or losing it usually has to do with being out WORKED!! Most 8th grade AA-Elite players can get into any High School they want and choose where to go. Doesn't matter the geographic.They're all Private Schools! To pick a school and then complain the blues when kid gets cut, not playing, not being developed or just losing is
comical.
CHC is the only(MIAA) team in the last 20 years to have run like this. The above thread shows who has won year after year. Players are flocking to that program from all over the state and country. WINNING does that.
Which is why it is great for the entire league.It elevates the entire league. Playing CHC and beating them means so much more.It means the work put in has matched or exceeded CHC work. Wether it is getting more holdbacks, out of state players , best club players or just out Coaching them or beating them on the field with the personnel on the team. Either way soreness and bitterness are traits of losing.

Comical?? Not sure I find it comical . Taking this to its conclusion, the end result will be All Star teams that are from all over the country. Great lacrosse with limited local players . The sport is growing in many areas with great athletes that hopefully will be recruited to play in the best league in USA.

I cant wait to see how some MIAA schools respond to the recruiting/boarding of players. The rules are clear if you care to look for all MIAA schools, But they all turn a blind eye to the schools recruiting now.

What I do find comical is MIAA schools refusing to play St Francis due to their recruiting of football players. Wonder if we will see any indignation from Spalding ? Severn ? or whoever as they refuse to play a school that recruits out of state talent. LOL


Classic responses from the gallery! I am not affiliated with CHC- pretty sure CHC lacrosse and every other MIAA lacrosse school also did not want to play St Francis..
Comparing that as an argument why you dislike the landscape of MIAA lacrosse is very COMICAL! Criticizing a player who has work ethic and is successful just because he plays and your kid doesn't is COMICAL! To think they don't have to work hard to be the best or they some how don't love the game the same. My boy and his teammates in Club - School and pick up games all want to play against the best and do what it takes to achieve that. The return is a good college education and to continue to grow and party(play) at the college level.Last I checked Lacrosse is growing bigger and faster than ever before.There is a place for every level of player in high school and college.Pleases top acting like parents are pushing some higher agenda for their unwilling kid.The only ones doing that are the ones on here crying the blues and making everyone laugh with the comedy show. Last I checked MIAA schools send hundreds of players to D2-D3 and Club teams every year along with D1.
Believe me, AA county MIAA lacrosse schools will never stop competing against anyone! So please continue with the comedy show instead of taking your kid to the right school that fits his capabilities.Where I know he will shine and be attending the same college party as all the other over achievers, holdbacks, boarders,spoiled brats and winners.


You sound triggered ! Try to keep up. we are discussing boarding and bringing in out of state players, not you bragging about your son and his superstar teammates. Obvious from your response that you had to hold your son back to compete against younger players, Good for you. Way to get him on course.

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Tryout Tuesday....I wonder how many Calver Hall\ Loyola, and BL kids see their hopes and dreams disapear becuase the will never ever play on a varsity roster in the MIAA....They may get to wear the fancy gear and parade around in all of the swag but little johnnie will never play..... Good luck A lot of careers ending next week... a lot of those parents post on this forum

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Tryout Tuesday....I wonder how many Calver Hall\ Loyola, and BL kids see their hopes and dreams disapear becuase the will never ever play on a varsity roster in the MIAA....They may get to wear the fancy gear and parade around in all of the swag but little johnnie will never play..... Good luck A lot of careers ending next week... a lot of those parents post on this forum


A little sarcastic and uncalled for when referring to 14-15 year old freshman but I do agree. Reality will hit you in the face and your son will be recruited over by some kid you have never seen or played against because he is outside the metro area. I have heard all the stories from 3 goalies per class to only have another goalie come in from the outside that was recruited by the coach. If you thought club was cut-throat, private school lax is even more (and they don't have to answer to parents). Win or go home now.

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Tryout Tuesday....I wonder how many Calver Hall\ Loyola, and BL kids see their hopes and dreams disapear becuase the will never ever play on a varsity roster in the MIAA....They may get to wear the fancy gear and parade around in all of the swag but little johnnie will never play..... Good luck A lot of careers ending next week... a lot of those parents post on this forum

Wow. I hope you get some tonight to make you happier. Happy Valentines Day.

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Tryout Tuesday....I wonder how many Calver Hall\ Loyola, and BL kids see their hopes and dreams disapear becuase the will never ever play on a varsity roster in the MIAA....They may get to wear the fancy gear and parade around in all of the swag but little johnnie will never play..... Good luck A lot of careers ending next week... a lot of those parents post on this forum

Wow. I hope you get some tonight to make you happier. Happy Valentines Day.

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Tryout Tuesday....I wonder how many Calver Hall\ Loyola, and BL kids see their hopes and dreams disapear becuase the will never ever play on a varsity roster in the MIAA....They may get to wear the fancy gear and parade around in all of the swag but little johnnie will never play..... Good luck A lot of careers ending next week... a lot of those parents post on this forum


Tryouts at the top MIAA High School level are a tough lesson for many players. Short of being some outlier or starter, If you have no "juice" ( Club, personal relationship, family) , expect to leave the field disappointed. The starters are already in the mind of the coach, most players are going after next years spots or backups this year. The level is not that different between players once you get pass the few stand out best players. You better have some " juice" or get really lucky.

Politics is still played in many MIAA teams and especially at tryouts. That is a fact. Most backups are only so athletic. Skilled for sure, but lets get real, these arent football players who run like gazelles and look like some Thoroughbred racehorse.

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Tryout Tuesday....I wonder how many Calver Hall\ Loyola, and BL kids see their hopes and dreams disapear becuase the will never ever play on a varsity roster in the MIAA....They may get to wear the fancy gear and parade around in all of the swag but little johnnie will never play..... Good luck A lot of careers ending next week... a lot of those parents post on this forum


Tryouts at the top MIAA High School level are a tough lesson for many players. Short of being some outlier or starter, If you have no "juice" ( Club, personal relationship, family) , expect to leave the field disappointed. The starters are already in the mind of the coach, most players are going after next years spots or backups this year. The level is not that different between players once you get pass the few stand out best players. You better have some " juice" or get really lucky.

Politics is still played in many MIAA teams and especially at tryouts. That is a fact. Most backups are only so athletic. Skilled for sure, but lets get real, these arent football players who run like gazelles and look like some Thoroughbred racehorse.


Some of the best lax players are standouts on their football teams as well you dolt.

You're now in the same club with that other BadPerson-nozzle that slimes around the boards spouting that nonsense that Lacrosse is for kids that aren't good enough athletes to play Football or Basketball. Absolutely stunning how ignorant you are!!!!

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I know this is a lacrosse forum but can we take a few moments and hope that the CHC basketball coach gets fired.....This guy is horrible and killing the program... Athletic director needs to wake up and save the program...embarrassing...just saying really horrible...5 win season and loosing to MIAA B teams... Really???? Cutting kids mid season? Pump up your lax team because your basketball and football teams succcccck and at this point thats all you have so you go with all of the shout outs....Other MIAA schools are killing it with sports that really matter with scholarship money..

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I know this is a lacrosse forum but can we take a few moments and hope that the CHC basketball coach gets fired.....This guy is horrible and killing the program... Athletic director needs to wake up and save the program...embarrassing...just saying really horrible...5 win season and loosing to MIAA B teams... Really???? Cutting kids mid season? Pump up your lax team because your basketball and football teams succcccck and at this point thats all you have so you go with all of the shout outs....Other MIAA schools are killing it with sports that really matter with scholarship money..

Are you also a lax parent at CHC?

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i feel your pain CH dad but at least your lax team performs. I’m a SP dad and alum. School is putting sports on the back burner and it shows throughout the athletic department. Football, soccer, basketball, baseball are a joke. Let’s hope the lax program stays relevant!!!

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Tryout Tuesday....I wonder how many Calver Hall\ Loyola, and BL kids see their hopes and dreams disapear becuase the will never ever play on a varsity roster in the MIAA....They may get to wear the fancy gear and parade around in all of the swag but little johnnie will never play..... Good luck A lot of careers ending next week... a lot of those parents post on this forum


Tryouts at the top MIAA High School level are a tough lesson for many players. Short of being some outlier or starter, If you have no "juice" ( Club, personal relationship, family) , expect to leave the field disappointed. The starters are already in the mind of the coach, most players are going after next years spots or backups this year. The level is not that different between players once you get pass the few stand out best players. You better have some " juice" or get really lucky.

Politics is still played in many MIAA teams and especially at tryouts. That is a fact. Most backups are only so athletic. Skilled for sure, but lets get real, these arent football players who run like gazelles and look like some Thoroughbred racehorse.


This rings true for the UA tryouts too! Sad but true...

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Spalding!!!!

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