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Re: Boys 2025-8th Grade Fall 2020/Summer 2021
TheBackOfTheCage #325948 04/05/21 09:42 AM
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When you say please make it stop, who are you saying please to?

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Re: Boys 2025-8th Grade Fall 2020/Summer 2021
Anonymous #325964 04/05/21 10:23 AM
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Tru Who? They were one of the smart ones that didnt get fleeced

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Anonymous #325982 04/05/21 12:39 PM
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Are these clubs seriously starting to have "tryouts" in July. We are already extending tournaments into July because of the ridiculous WSYL. Please give us a break. By now every coach knows every player can't we just have some time off. Just a few years ago September was tryout season now its pushed into summers and vacations. Why not have the players under contract like the NFL. The minute a club is done with you the can cut you loose and poach someone else.
What happens to teams like Regulators who were put together for WSYL only?
Open up your checkbooks, the push from clubs will now be to get your rising 9th grader recruited! Gotta do showcases, gotta have film, gotta be seen by as many coaches as possible. Please make it stop.

Regulators was not at all put together for WSYL only. The goal is to keep a team together to develop.

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Anonymous #325985 04/05/21 12:55 PM
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Who cares Still had no business being at WSYL

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TheBackOfTheCage #326031 04/05/21 10:01 PM
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Big difference from teams that draw players from all over the state like NJ which only has maybe big 3 teams to Long Island where besides Express and 91 most teams are drawing off of maybe 3 towns. Props to the teams that put training over everything and didn’t run out their 2024s. Also funny seeing some teams missing kids they have been running out there all year who obviously weren’t on age.

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Re: Boys 2025-8th Grade Fall 2020/Summer 2021
TheBackOfTheCage #326053 04/06/21 10:02 AM
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Its over...Move on!!!! Let the teams that made WSYL play out the string and write more checks. Who cares?

And the teams that didn't make it: Get back to work... develop your players, play more local tourneys as that is where your teams will get better.. Use all of your parts, not just a few. Switch up your boring practice routines... Let the kids play rather than barking notIntelligent lax phrases from the sideline...

Stop focusing on tryouts for next season when this one hasnt even concluded. Make the kids want to play for you and for each other....

Oh wait...where is the profit in that?

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TheBackOfTheCage #326058 04/06/21 10:14 AM
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Fantastic post

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Its over...Move on!!!! Let the teams that made WSYL play out the string and write more checks. Who cares?

And the teams that didn't make it: Get back to work... develop your players, play more local tourneys as that is where your teams will get better.. Use all of your parts, not just a few. Switch up your boring practice routines... Let the kids play rather than barking notIntelligent lax phrases from the sideline...

Stop focusing on tryouts for next season when this one hasnt even concluded. Make the kids want to play for you and for each other....

Oh wait...where is the profit in that?
Great post. I have never witnessed such an over coaches bunch of robots in my life. Some of the better were absolutely lost once their sets got stuffed. Zero improvised offense, constantly looking over at the coaches for direction. My all time favorite is when a kid makes a mistake the coach screams so everyone knows exactly what he did wrong. That is not coaching. As far as tryouts go, everyone looking for the next best thing. We went to WSYL and got our rear ends kicked. How about coming back and coaching us up to be better instead of posting your new tryout dates. The whole landscape of youth sports has changed and not for the better.

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Anonymous #326064 04/06/21 11:14 AM
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Tru Who? They were one of the smart ones that didnt get fleeced

You do realize that the cost for entering a team into the WSYL is no more money than some regular tournaments?

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Re: Boys 2025-8th Grade Fall 2020/Summer 2021
Anonymous #326065 04/06/21 11:15 AM
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Its sad because the kids are afraid to shoot, improvise, read the defense or decide on their own when it is a "good time".... And they are also afraid to get called out or pulled from a game if they do exercise their lacrosse IQ.

The real kicker, which is the icing on most clubs, is that the coaches cater to a few players (and all the other kids pick up on it). That's not a healthy "team" environment as kids become resentful, as do the parents. Hence, what is the motivation to play for a coach that treats his players unequally like that? Is there any? Apparently not based on the performances of teams that face these challenges.

There are a lot of "coaches" out there that cant see past their own ambitions. That is why their clubs don't win anything. That is also why you see so much player movement each year. The best players on these clubs are the ones that are overlooked or painted into their "role" . A role they can never escape no matter what untrue speech their "coach" gives...

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Re: Boys 2025-8th Grade Fall 2020/Summer 2021
Anonymous #326068 04/06/21 12:01 PM
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Agree with ^^^ our club direction specifically told our team in a zoom call 6 weeks ago don't waste money on showcases or encourage your son to want his name lit up on social media - those people are out to take your $, take credit when your kid gets good and no college coaches give a rats butt about 2025s right now. Just keep getting better.
But then, within days of that advice, we had our parents organizing outside film of tournaments, including 'individual filming' of their own kids.

That's because everyone thinks they need to be a brand now. So you have News 12 reporters on Instagram showcasing their "lifestyles" in the hope of getting picked up by NBC, you have amateur shoppers flooding their feeds with selfies of them wearing designer clothes in the hope of getting followers to monetize their posts, and 14 year old kids getting bar mitzvah quality video productions of themselves hitting the corners in the hope that John Danowski sees it while sitting on the toilet and scrolling through his instagram. It's crazy. 14 year old lacrosse reminds me of the southern pre-teen beauty competitions, without the finger food and hairspray. The status seeking is insane!

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Anonymous #326088 04/06/21 04:09 PM
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Tru Who? They were one of the smart ones that didnt get fleeced

You do realize that the cost for entering a team into the WSYL is no more money than some regular tournaments?

No, it's an additional expense. Please don't tell me your club isn't making you pay for the extra round or are you just chiming in. Our club didn't figure advancement into the regular tuition so now parents are asked to go into their pockets, again. Add in hotel, meals, travel and you're looking at an very expensive tournament Wednesday to Sunday. Isn't that how you'd prefer to spend your 4th of July? After all, 14 year old lacrosse is LIFE.

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Re: Boys 2025-8th Grade Fall 2020/Summer 2021
TheBackOfTheCage #326113 04/07/21 07:23 AM
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WSYL ends on the 3rd this year, so you can be home in your white ribbed tee and in the driveway shooting off the fireworks that you picked up down there for cheap on the 4th.

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Anonymous #326119 04/07/21 08:36 AM
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And you can replay the video of 14 yr old kids doing the same thing they do at every other tournament once you get home. Heck, Im sure they'll only charge you $200 for it.... And maybe you can coerce your neighbors to come over and watch it too so you can tell him that Lil Johnny was at the WSYL and you feel better about yourself. Get out your checkbook... Baaah Baaaahhh Lax sheep!

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Tru Who? They were one of the smart ones that didnt get fleeced

You do realize that the cost for entering a team into the WSYL is no more money than some regular tournaments?

No, it's an additional expense. Please don't tell me your club isn't making you pay for the extra round or are you just chiming in. Our club didn't figure advancement into the regular tuition so now parents are asked to go into their pockets, again. Add in hotel, meals, travel and you're looking at an very expensive tournament Wednesday to Sunday. Isn't that how you'd prefer to spend your 4th of July? After all, 14 year old lacrosse is LIFE.

1- it is not an additional cost for my sons team. It’s pathetic that your program is making you do that.
2- every travel tournament I pay for food, hotel and travel. It’s what is expected when you sign your child up for travel lacrosse.
3- I didn’t say that’s how I want to spend my 4th of July weekend but my sons team is playing so I will enjoy the weekend watching.
You sound like an angry parent who’s son is not very good at the sport.

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