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Re: Age and Reclassification. The good the bad the ugly!
Anonymous #303065 06/18/20 09:22 AM
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Dude stop with the what if’s already. Just have your kids play their age. That’s the answer. No need to ask these questions anymore. Tell your wife, he will he ok playing kids his age. Enjoy your summer.

What if by the time my son is a freshman in high school no one cares about holdback anymore?

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Anonymous #303069 06/18/20 10:24 AM
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Dude stop with the what if’s already. Just have your kids play their age. That’s the answer. No need to ask these questions anymore. Tell your wife, he will he ok playing kids his age. Enjoy your summer.

What if by the time my son is a freshman in high school no one cares about holdback anymore?


People will say Lax is a physical sport so my suggestion wont work however here is the answer and if people cant accept a couple of years playing together then you don't understand sports and want to live in your bubble and NOTHING will make u happy. In swimming, which is the sport I did growing up on a national level and in college in Division 1 age groups are 8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, Open (meaning 15 and up), but sometimes 15-16 and then 17 up. From experience the boys and girls who just aged up will generally be smaller and towards the bottom of their age group and then when they mature over the course of 2 years they become dominant. Then again when they age up to another age group the cycle repeats. Swimming could do every year but they don't. Many people will say this wont work bc the older kids will take the spots bc they are bigger/stronger but this will be age based. There are a litany of other reasons people will complain but the fact that middle school is generally 7th and 8th and JV is generally 9th and 10th and varsity is generally 11th and 12th (yes I know there are exceptions but children playing against older or bigger and stronger happens ALL THE TIME. If the fear is it cant be done under 7th grade than have year based lax for the younger years and then in 7th make it every cpl years. This will solve the problems bc it will be AGE based not GRADE BUT I am sure you will still have parents complaining. Anyway, just my thoughts and for the record I have no issue with holdbacks and no my child is not one.

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Anonymous #303070 06/18/20 10:25 AM
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Dude stop with the what if’s already. Just have your kids play their age. That’s the answer. No need to ask these questions anymore. Tell your wife, he will he ok playing kids his age. Enjoy your summer.


Dude stop with the holdback excuses. Just have your kid take his L's. That's the answer. No need to ask these questions anymore. Tell your wife, she will be ok losing all the time. Enjoy your summer.

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lax516 #303072 06/18/20 10:30 AM
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We are talking youth holdbacks. Youth = age.
HS and college = anything goes
Now this has been addresses 1000s of times and each time it’s asked, the same honest, accurate response is answered.

Please don’t respond, my cousins, nephews, next door neighbor is blind and he is a holdback. We aren’t talking about stuff like that ok.

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lax516 #303076 06/18/20 11:03 AM
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There is no holdback excuse little man. My on age son is doing fantastic, if I hold him back, he will dominate every game. I won’t screw the other parents like that. My son would look foolish going against younger kids. Now find a new topic to talk about because you sound foolish. Enjoy your summer. Discussion over.

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lax516 #303080 06/18/20 12:11 PM
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weird thing in HS and college ages vary 4 plus years stop crying

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lax516 #303081 06/18/20 12:26 PM
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HS and college kids aren’t 7,8,9 10 years old. I’m the exact opposite of crying. I’m laughing at pathetic people like you, who are frightened their little kid can’t hang with other kids their own age. We are all laughing at you.

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Anonymous #303085 06/18/20 02:00 PM
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See you hold back parents are doing it all wrong. You want your kid to be the best? Play him/her up an age group! This forces your child to adapt and to stretch their ability, it also introduces your child to more sophisticated play. Those kids playing up an age are the REAL impressive players, any kid can look good playing down.

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lax516 #303088 06/18/20 02:38 PM
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Agreed. If people lack the stones to play up. At minimum play the on age category. When you enter into that third category of playing down, people lose respect for you. You lose credibility. For example, my son had 7 goals, but he is older than everybody he plays. My son was 25 for 27 in faceoffs, but he is older than everybody else. My son the goalie mad 18 saves and had a shutout, but he is older than everybody else. Do you understand now? This is what people say about youth holdbacks and their parents.

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lax516 #303089 06/18/20 03:08 PM
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What makes lacrosse so unique that it can't go by birth year like every other youth sport in the country? Don't say it's because of recruiting - all the other sports are played in college, too.

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lax516 #303093 06/18/20 05:55 PM
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I think baseball is April. Whatever the date is, it allows youth kids to be within a year of each other. There is no perfect system, but within a year is as good as can be expected. By the way my son is April. He is 7 months younger and 4 months older than his teammates and his competition.

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cltlax #303094 06/18/20 07:19 PM
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What makes lacrosse so unique that it can't go by birth year like every other youth sport in the country? Don't say it's because of recruiting - all the other sports are played in college, too.


Private Schools rule the roost . All East Coast Club teams are loaded with Holdbacks from private prep schools.

Lacrosse will not change to age as long as it gives an advantage to these prep school holdbacks. Funny thing is that they all teach Character education, yet many of their children play down. Hardly good character

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Anonymous #303096 06/18/20 08:26 PM
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What makes lacrosse so unique that it can't go by birth year like every other youth sport in the country? Don't say it's because of recruiting - all the other sports are played in college, too.


Private Schools rule the roost . All East Coast Club teams are loaded with Holdbacks from private prep schools.

Lacrosse will not change to age as long as it gives an advantage to these prep school holdbacks. Funny thing is that they all teach Character education, yet many of their children play down. Hardly good character


Crybaby... try being a man for once in your life, you little weasel.

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Anonymous #303100 06/19/20 07:29 AM
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What makes lacrosse so unique that it can't go by birth year like every other youth sport in the country? Don't say it's because of recruiting - all the other sports are played in college, too.


Private Schools rule the roost . All East Coast Club teams are loaded with Holdbacks from private prep schools.

Lacrosse will not change to age as long as it gives an advantage to these prep school holdbacks. Funny thing is that they all teach Character education, yet many of their children play down. Hardly good character


Crybaby... try being a man for once in your life, you little weasel.


Hilarious. Person asked a question, Got a realistic answer and what does the holdback apologist revert to, no actual rebuttal, just name calling. LOL.

We get it, your son just cant play on age, Or you like him being the best player no matter what younger age he plays against. He needs that extra boost in youth others his same age dont get. Get over yourself, accept what you do and accept that it is wrong on so many levels.

With remarks like that, Might want to look in mirror and see if you can change that man who is void of character in the lacrosse world

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lax516 #303103 06/19/20 08:14 AM
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If your son played girls the same age, I think the competition would be better than playing him down an age against boys. Again we are talking youth. So if your afraid to have him play his age against boys, maybe before you drop him an age, have him stay the same age against girl competition.

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