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Boys 2029-5th Grade Fall 2021/Summer 2022
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Use this thread to discuss lacrosse pertaining to Boys 2029 (5th Graders) & Fall 2021/Summer 2022 season.

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Originally Posted by TheBackOfTheCage
Use this thread to discuss lacrosse pertaining to Boys 2029 (9th Graders) & Fall 2021/Summer 2022 season.

2029, 9th graders???

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What are the rankings for this year?
91/express/igloo/empire tops?

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
What are the rankings for this year?
91/express/igloo/empire tops?

Was that a mistype? Empire?

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What are the rankings for this year?
91/express/igloo/empire tops?

Was that a mistype? Empire?
Nope. They gotta Benton 5

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1 91 Pride
2 Express
3 Legacy
4 igloo
5 Rush
6 Rebels
7 Empire
8 E3

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Is Rush fielding a 2029, did not last year.

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Is it true, it’s true it’s true . No turtles 2029. 2028 ‘s take note, not an organization to attach too.

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What happened to 2029 turtles? And this is a 2029 board, why 2028 talk??

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What happened to 2029 turtles? And this is a 2029 board, why 2028 talk??

2028 Turtle parents are TOXIC and ruined a good thing!

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2028 turtles parents ruined 2029 turtles? How did that happen?

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What happened to 2029 turtles? And this is a 2029 board, why 2028 talk??

Turtles not enough kids at 29 age level to field team. Will most likely happen at other ages too...

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What happened to 2029 turtles? And this is a 2029 board, why 2028 talk??

2028 Turtle parents are TOXIC and ruined a good thing!

What the heck are you talking about and this is 2029 thread

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Is it true, it’s true it’s true . No turtles 2029. 2028 ‘s take note, not an organization to attach too.
This dope obviously thought they were on 2028 thread and obviously trying to stir the pot

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Any teams have any big changes? Pick up any top players?

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Is it true, it’s true it’s true . No turtles 2029. 2028 ‘s take note, not an organization to attach too.

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Is this supposed to be national rankings? Or regional?

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Any teams have any big changes? Pick up any top players?

"Top players?"

This is 5th grade. There aren't top players yet. This is about keeping the boys playing and getting better.

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This IS 5th grade. It IS about having the boys get better. But, if you are saying all the players are equal at this age, you’re delusional. There are top players at every age. I’m not saying who is top now will be top in a few years, but there are boys who are clearly better!

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So where did these “top players” go? Any major moves, team breakups besides turtles? Where did turtles players wind up?

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Turtles definitely has some good players. Think 91 then the rest in this order now but can change. Igloo express legacy empire Rebels. Difference of 2/6 close

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Covid has very little to do with the talent missing from 29 class. It is a down year for the majority of on age players. Like Capitalism, the flow of goods ( holdbacks) will
fill this in soon.

This is somewhat true, but 2028 (on age) is a smaller class of lax kids in the DC/MD area also. Maybe 1/3 smaller than the 2026-2024 groups.

2028 has no Koopers team, no Breakers team, no Looneys team, and Kelly Post's B team folded to bring #s to True Baltimore, who couldn't put together a roster either. 2028 Predators is basically HoCo Pink (gone) plus several FCA and Crabs kids (honestly, all kids who historically would be at Looneys or Koopers now). 2028 Team91 is mostly kids from Swarm, with some HoCo Pink kids). Swarm just pulled up a bunch of rec kids for this year, they will drop to A or B in HoCo for 2028.

Some of it is just shuffling but it's simply not as many kids, or as some claim "there's too many clubs."

As for COVID, I think what we will all see is a talent gap erupting. The players who had resources and a work ethic during COVID and whose parents could support/remind/transport kids to lax events (aka "resources") are going to be just fine. That includes club resources, not canceling practices due to COVID shutdowns, kids having access to fields during shutdowns, skills coaches with access to outdoor turf, etc. And for lax, let's remember this includes academic success and performance. Your son may have a great BTB highlight video but if he has a 2.9 GPA he is not playing for Maryland. Period. And so many kids are one or even two grades behind at this point (nobody really wants to discuss this). That will work out fine (in time) for attending Towson or Mason or JMU but not for getting admitted to many D1 schools (basic admissions).

I think we are already seeing that kids who wanted to work out and travel for lax during COVID, and whose parents could support it, did, and they will be just fine. I think that all the rec kids, and the rec kids who usually start showing up at club at 5th and 6th grade, are not going to develop fast enough to be a real presence for middle school lax at least. Whether those kids will buckle down and train and their parents can/will invest the resources for those kids to catch up.....I guess we will see.

And before anybody hits the "elitist" pearl clutch, it should not be controversial to say that - especially in lacrosse - access to good education, quality coaching, flexible and affluent parents, and good modeled behavior (aka the kids know elite HS and college players) are huge (and unfair) factors in success at most things.

Lots of good stuff there. I am not sure if this is more of the same for concern with Rec dying off, but seems like post-COVID there is more of a risk to Rec really suffering with the continued growth of Club teams. Maybe it'll bounce back some this spring, but at least where I am the vibe is NOT good. And then it seems like HoCo is going to be a scheduling conflict on Saturdays for a number of boys age levels.
Its alright fellas

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Heard Rebels Practice 3 or 4 Times a week all fall and Spring. Over 100 Practices/Trainings for year. Hope it shows on the field.

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Heard Rebels Practice 3 or 4 Times a week all fall and Spring. Over 100 Practices/Trainings for year. Hope it shows on the field.


It won’t

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How do you know Dummy?

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How do you know Dummy?


Dummy???? I mean you can’t even respond to thread!

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Wait till the more news comes out next week on Rebels The Big R locomotive has left the station and the speed and momentum are roaring. Suggestion, get on the train or it’s blowing by you.

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Heard Rebels Practice 3 or 4 Times a week all fall and Spring. Over 100 Practices/Trainings for year. Hope it shows on the field.

Little Timmy and Jimmy standing in line getting 1 to 2 reps on each drill and 6 water breaks in an hour.

Big Tommy and Johnny standing on the side talking about their high school achievements of yesteryear and how little Timmy and Jimmy are Division 1 bound.

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Heard Rebels Practice 3 or 4 Times a week all fall and Spring. Over 100 Practices/Trainings for year. Hope it shows on the field.

Little Timmy and Jimmy standing in line getting 1 to 2 reps on each drill and 6 water breaks in an hour.

Big Tommy and Johnny standing on the side talking about their high school achievements of yesteryear and how little Timmy and Jimmy are Division 1 bound.

No clue what this means…

Rebels training and level of commitment is best there is, it’s one of reasons they are growing way they are. Good people running the show. Big T as great a person as there is.

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Obviously you have not been to a training session. Non stop reps, come see for yourself.

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So happy for you Rebels.

8==D~~

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
So happy for you Rebels.

8==D~~

I have literally never heard of this team. Please tell us more!

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Does Big-T stand for big Turd?

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Obviously you have not been to a training session. Non stop reps, come see for yourself.

I can wait till we see them at the NAL

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Heard Rebels Practice 3 or 4 Times a week all fall and Spring. Over 100 Practices/Trainings for year. Hope it shows on the field.

You heard and you hope it shows lol you clearly have a kid on the rebels. Why would you say you heard?

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My son played for the Outlaws for years and if you were on the A team they did the same thing! And did at least ten tournaments a year, but if you were on a B team you got screwed! Same club, different name!

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My son played for the Outlaws for years and if you were on the A team they did the same thing! And did at least ten tournaments a year, but if you were on a B team you got screwed! Same club, different name!

This couldn’t me farther from the truth. Rebels are doing a great job with everything. They give more than any other club and are only going to push other clubs to do more, or they will lose players to Rebels. I have 1 kid on A and 1 on B… they both get same amount and level of trainings and practices. That is not the case in other places….

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No where near the same. Please come and see for yourself. Do not write it, go watch then make your comments.

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In what order would you rank the top teams on the Island?

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In what order would you rank the top teams on the Island?

I think you should start.

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