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Re: Top Boy's Club Teams in New Jersey
Anonymous #319284 01/26/21 08:56 AM
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Stop the recruiting banter. They are 12. The cream always rises in time. The best players are almost always found regardless of the team they play for. Showcases, prospect days, UA AA games, etc. Don’t believe the hype. Your club program isn’t the only way.
Is Towerman putting a 2025 team in the WSYL so all the boys get an opportunity to play?

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Stop the recruiting banter. They are 12. The cream always rises in time. The best players are almost always found regardless of the team they play for. Showcases, prospect days, UA AA games, etc. Don’t believe the hype. Your club program isn’t the only way.

This is the reality, just takes some time for a lot of people to figure it out...and you really have no way to know how your kid compares until you see them playing with multiple age groups in high school, or against the traditional holdback clubs during high school, the best players stand out, regardless of age. Playing against clubs the have 1 or 2 older kids is one thing, playing against a stacked roster is a whole different world. National tournaments like Naptown are a real eye opener when you start playing against the National club teams.

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Anonymous #319320 01/26/21 02:27 PM
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Stop the recruiting banter. They are 12. The cream always rises in time. The best players are almost always found regardless of the team they play for. Showcases, prospect days, UA AA games, etc. Don’t believe the hype. Your club program isn’t the only way.
Is Towerman putting a 2025 team in the WSYL so all the boys get an opportunity to play?

Come on man, this is not nice or constructive. We are better than this.

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Anonymous #319340 01/26/21 05:41 PM
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Truth! Cream always rises in time. Some of these 12 year olds peaked already and lose interest and some will peak when they are in HS, college and beyond.

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Anonymous #319341 01/26/21 05:43 PM
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What he said!

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Anonymous #319342 01/26/21 05:45 PM
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Actually 21 out of 24 players qualify for U13 division.

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Anonymous #319363 01/27/21 07:00 AM
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Stop the recruiting banter. They are 12. The cream always rises in time. The best players are almost always found regardless of the team they play for. Showcases, prospect days, UA AA games, etc. Don’t believe the hype. Your club program isn’t the only way.
Is Towerman putting a 2025 team in the WSYL so all the boys get an opportunity to play?

Come on man, this is not nice or constructive. We are better than this.
3 players can't attend? So you aren't better than this!

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Anonymous #319398 01/27/21 01:25 PM
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Stop the recruiting banter. They are 12. The cream always rises in time. The best players are almost always found regardless of the team they play for. Showcases, prospect days, UA AA games, etc. Don’t believe the hype. Your club program isn’t the only way.


Ok. So by this logic, say your son gets into two schools. NJIT and MIT. you gonna send him to NJIT and cross your fingers he gets plucked out of there for gainful employment?

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Anonymous #319441 01/27/21 10:51 PM
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These responses are coming from a Club Owner. Why would a parent really care if players from another team will "never be recruited."? That parent would be happy and let them do their thing. A club owner would feel threatened and attempt to scare parents. That Club Owner needs to do this because their Club is big business and they need to protect their livelihood.

Each team makes an enormous amount of actual profit per team. In the range of $40k-$45k of actual profit. When Big Club has tryouts and they draw 110 kids at their tryout, some parents ask, "Do you think they will make a B team?". Of course they will, that is an additional $40k. It is smart business.

The advantage of a 1-off team is that they can provide their players with so many additional resources when they are a not in it for profit team. They can play twice as much lacrosse, hire great Non-Dad coaches and hire a recruiting coordinator in their 8th grade year... and still be 1/3 the price of your traditional big club. Also, their coaches actually coach 1 team. It is not 2 coaches hopping on 6 different sidelines at every tournament.

Some notable teams in the 2026 grade - Tigers XXVI, Tommyknockers and TM. All have been ranked in the Top 10 and all have outstanding players. Come sophomore year, when the Tigers destroys a Big Club team by double digits in a tournament, will it make sense for recruiters to flock to the sidelines of that Big Club team and completely ignore the Tigers? The Tigers will be fine and their players will be playing bigtime ball some day.

Do some research on the Tenacious Turtles. They were a 1-off team in long island. A team that stayed together until Senior year. They were a 1-off team and won a lot. The majority of their team went and played bigtime D1. Team 91 Crush started as a 1-Off team. They stayed together until senior year and they all went to play bigtime lacrosse. That team was one of the most successful teams in club history and that team was responsible for the Big Club that is Team 91 today.

Scare tactics are over. The truth is out. Go back to figuring out how you can charge your players more and giving them less. Leave the parents alone and let us hang out on BOTC and argue over which team is better.

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Anonymous #319445 01/28/21 08:29 AM
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These responses are coming from a Club Owner. Why would a parent really care if players from another team will "never be recruited."? That parent would be happy and let them do their thing. A club owner would feel threatened and attempt to scare parents. That Club Owner needs to do this because their Club is big business and they need to protect their livelihood.

Each team makes an enormous amount of actual profit per team. In the range of $40k-$45k of actual profit. When Big Club has tryouts and they draw 110 kids at their tryout, some parents ask, "Do you think they will make a B team?". Of course they will, that is an additional $40k. It is smart business.

The advantage of a 1-off team is that they can provide their players with so many additional resources when they are a not in it for profit team. They can play twice as much lacrosse, hire great Non-Dad coaches and hire a recruiting coordinator in their 8th grade year... and still be 1/3 the price of your traditional big club. Also, their coaches actually coach 1 team. It is not 2 coaches hopping on 6 different sidelines at every tournament.

Some notable teams in the 2026 grade - Tigers XXVI, Tommyknockers and TM. All have been ranked in the Top 10 and all have outstanding players. Come sophomore year, when the Tigers destroys a Big Club team by double digits in a tournament, will it make sense for recruiters to flock to the sidelines of that Big Club team and completely ignore the Tigers? The Tigers will be fine and their players will be playing bigtime ball some day.

Do some research on the Tenacious Turtles. They were a 1-off team in long island. A team that stayed together until Senior year. They were a 1-off team and won a lot. The majority of their team went and played bigtime D1. Team 91 Crush started as a 1-Off team. They stayed together until senior year and they all went to play bigtime lacrosse. That team was one of the most successful teams in club history and that team was responsible for the Big Club that is Team 91 today.

Scare tactics are over. The truth is out. Go back to figuring out how you can charge your players more and giving them less. Leave the parents alone and let us hang out on BOTC and argue over which team is better.
You’re not from NJ. No NJ team has 110 kids at tryouts.

If you read the prior post, this all started with a Tommyknocker parent saying they were the best team in NJ at the 2026 level. I believe a parent then replied, wait until high school when your players start leaving for bigger clubs.

You don't need to look that far back. A Shore travel team had an amazing 2021 team in middle school they couldn't keep together. Half the team played on one of the top national teams. They are all going to end up playing in college but none of their little brothers are playing for the same club. That tells me the parents were not happy with the process and they are not willing to spend $3,000+ a year on another 1-off team.

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Anonymous #319464 01/28/21 10:44 AM
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A lot of teams break up... big clubs, small clubs, 1 off clubs. No Dads coaching, the leadership of the team and winning will give them the best chance of survival. There are situations were players and parents enjoy each other and buy in. Those are the ones that will make it. When you care about the player and not the money, that is a gamechanger.

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Anonymous #319491 01/28/21 01:14 PM
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These responses are coming from a Club Owner. Why would a parent really care if players from another team will "never be recruited."? That parent would be happy and let them do their thing. A club owner would feel threatened and attempt to scare parents. That Club Owner needs to do this because their Club is big business and they need to protect their livelihood.

Each team makes an enormous amount of actual profit per team. In the range of $40k-$45k of actual profit. When Big Club has tryouts and they draw 110 kids at their tryout, some parents ask, "Do you think they will make a B team?". Of course they will, that is an additional $40k. It is smart business.

The advantage of a 1-off team is that they can provide their players with so many additional resources when they are a not in it for profit team. They can play twice as much lacrosse, hire great Non-Dad coaches and hire a recruiting coordinator in their 8th grade year... and still be 1/3 the price of your traditional big club. Also, their coaches actually coach 1 team. It is not 2 coaches hopping on 6 different sidelines at every tournament.

Some notable teams in the 2026 grade - Tigers XXVI, Tommyknockers and TM. All have been ranked in the Top 10 and all have outstanding players. Come sophomore year, when the Tigers destroys a Big Club team by double digits in a tournament, will it make sense for recruiters to flock to the sidelines of that Big Club team and completely ignore the Tigers? The Tigers will be fine and their players will be playing bigtime ball some day.

Do some research on the Tenacious Turtles. They were a 1-off team in long island. A team that stayed together until Senior year. They were a 1-off team and won a lot. The majority of their team went and played bigtime D1. Team 91 Crush started as a 1-Off team. They stayed together until senior year and they all went to play bigtime lacrosse. That team was one of the most successful teams in club history and that team was responsible for the Big Club that is Team 91 today.

Scare tactics are over. The truth is out. Go back to figuring out how you can charge your players more and giving them less. Leave the parents alone and let us hang out on BOTC and argue over which team is better.

Team 91 Crush was not a one-off team, and, much like the other 91 teams, they added a lot of different kids in high school

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Anonymous #319497 01/28/21 01:22 PM
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Actually 21 out of 24 players qualify for U13 division.

So Towermen have three players born prior to Sept 1, 2007 that play 2026? That is lame. Three too many if you ask me.

Regarding the team staying together, they have some Rockland County kids, as well as some kids from northern Bergen County. These families are not likely to want to travel to where the real BBL teams practice, or where Leading Edge is. Just as likely to go to Prime Time if they are to leave for a big nationally recognized club.

I am glad they exist. 20 or so more spots for other kids are open because they exist. The more kids get to play travel lacrosse, the better. Its a great sport, and tournaments (especially pre-covid, and hopefully soon again) are a lot of fun, for kids and parents alike. I wish they didn't have the older kids, but that is not a problem they have created.

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Anonymous #319552 01/28/21 07:47 PM
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Actually 21 out of 24 players qualify for U13 division.

So Towermen have three players born prior to Sept 1, 2007 that play 2026? That is lame. Three too many if you ask me.

Regarding the team staying together, they have some Rockland County kids, as well as some kids from northern Bergen County. These families are not likely to want to travel to where the real BBL teams practice, or where Leading Edge is. Just as likely to go to Prime Time if they are to leave for a big nationally recognized club.

I am glad they exist. 20 or so more spots for other kids are open because they exist. The more kids get to play travel lacrosse, the better. Its a great sport, and tournaments (especially pre-covid, and hopefully soon again) are a lot of fun, for kids and parents alike. I wish they didn't have the older kids, but that is not a problem they have created.

Whoa Whoa Whoa...too much thought and positivity in this post. Take it over to Reddit Pal. BOTC is for complaining about holdbacks and living vicariously through your kid's lacrosse team.
You probably talk to your son about stuff other than lacrosse...crazyiness!

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Anonymous #319558 01/28/21 10:53 PM
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Stop the recruiting banter. They are 12. The cream always rises in time. The best players are almost always found regardless of the team they play for. Showcases, prospect days, UA AA games, etc. Don’t believe the hype. Your club program isn’t the only way.


Ok. So by this logic, say your son gets into two schools. NJIT and MIT. you gonna send him to NJIT and cross your fingers he gets plucked out of there for gainful employment?

Ha ha. No one who gets into MIT would apply to just these 2 schools. This is dense.

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