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Re: Boys 2028 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
Anonymous #352536 10/12/21 10:12 AM
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Going to be hard to be AAA given they are new teams with no track record. HOCO will give preference to existing AAA teams that have been around for years. Also, Team MD went undefeated in AA and will likely come up. Only AAA team from last year definitely out is HOCO Pink which no longer exists.

Nah, good will put them in elite like they did for Cavs, HLC and true Kp.

I was wondering that same thing. The fact is, there's about 10 teams already in Elite, looks like 12+ in AAA, and a HUGE dropoff to AA (Sidewinders, Diamondbacks etc).

If I had to bet, it ends up looking like:
8 Elite Teams + KP and possibly Blue Claws, minus BLC = 10 Elite Teams
6 of 12 AAA Teams (top half plus BLC) remain at AAA. Maybe Preds and VLC here too
6 of 12 AAA Teams (bottom half) reclass to AA. Maybe Preds and VLC here? Definitely T91. Probably Team MD stays here.
AA wholesale reclass to A, which honestly is where clubs like Sidewinders, Koopers etc have a really good fit), maybe the top 2-3 teams from A stay in A ?
A wholesale reclass to B (new division)

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There were 7 elite teams last year.

The optimal number is probably 8 for this year so that no one needs a bye. That means either blue claws or KP will be considered. The problem is these teams will likely get weaker as middle school progresses and the best players move to the blue blood clubs. That’ll work itself out later.

AAA is a logjam and is shaping up to be a really good division.

Next Level has a B team now. Are the AAA or a AA like Madlax B team? Hawks and FCA have the two strongest B teams - with FCA probably the better of the two.

True usually makes everything worse so no idea of Eastside/True DC moves down or stays put.

So that brings back to Preds/VLC. Good on both of them for registering for a top level tournament right out the gate. It will tell where there are with a few weeks of practice and will also give the trolls a few weeks worth of ammo.

What tournaments are True Annapolis and Crabs doing?

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Anonymous #352541 10/12/21 10:39 AM
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Going to be hard to be AAA given they are new teams with no track record. HOCO will give preference to existing AAA teams that have been around for years. Also, Team MD went undefeated in AA and will likely come up. Only AAA team from last year definitely out is HOCO Pink which no longer exists.

Nah, good will put them in elite like they did for Cavs, HLC and true Kp.

I was wondering that same thing. The fact is, there's about 10 teams already in Elite, looks like 12+ in AAA, and a HUGE dropoff to AA (Sidewinders, Diamondbacks etc).

If I had to bet, it ends up looking like:
8 Elite Teams + KP and possibly Blue Claws, minus BLC = 10 Elite Teams
6 of 12 AAA Teams (top half plus BLC) remain at AAA. Maybe Preds and VLC here too
6 of 12 AAA Teams (bottom half) reclass to AA. Maybe Preds and VLC here? Definitely T91. Probably Team MD stays here.
AA wholesale reclass to A, which honestly is where clubs like Sidewinders, Koopers etc have a really good fit), maybe the top 2-3 teams from A stay in A ?
A wholesale reclass to B (new division)

Elite only had 7 teams last year - Madlax, Hawks, FCA, NL, Crabs, True, and BLC. I think all seven of those stay in elite. BLC will stay. Then elite will add 1 or 3 teams. Those will come from True KP, Blue Claws, VLC, or Predators. If VLC and Preds are weak in the fall, my guess is they play at AAA or AA and then you end up with an 8 team elite with whoever of True KP or Blue Claws wants to be there. Obviously there is a strong imbalance between the top 4 teams (hawks, Madlax, FCA, NL) and whoever the bottom 2 are (probably BLC and either True KP or Blue Claws.). And then you have crabs and true Annapolis in the middle.

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Anonymous #352542 10/12/21 10:40 AM
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28s at Blandair:
Predators
Bethesda Blue
Madlax Capital
Next Level Blue
VLC
Mesa

28s at Sweetlax:
3D NE
Hawks
Building Blocks
FCA Baltimore
Freedom
LI Express
Sweetlax Upstate


FCA gets 3D NE, BBL and Sweetlax

Hawks get 3D NE, Freedom, LI Express

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Anonymous #352577 10/12/21 12:16 PM
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28s at Blandair:
Predators
Bethesda Blue
Madlax Capital
Next Level Blue
VLC
Mesa

28s at Sweetlax:
3D NE
Hawks
Building Blocks
FCA Baltimore
Freedom
LI Express
Sweetlax Upstate


FCA gets 3D NE, BBL and Sweetlax

Hawks get 3D NE, Freedom, LI Express

3D wins the Saturday session 3-0, Hawks win the Sunday session with a tight win over 3d NE.

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Anonymous #352586 10/12/21 01:42 PM
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28s at Blandair:
Predators
Bethesda Blue
Madlax Capital
Next Level Blue
VLC
Mesa

28s at Sweetlax:
3D NE
Hawks
Building Blocks
FCA Baltimore
Freedom
LI Express
Sweetlax Upstate


FCA gets 3D NE, BBL and Sweetlax

Hawks get 3D NE, Freedom, LI Express

3D wins the Saturday session 3-0, Hawks win the Sunday session with a tight win over 3d NE.


Hawks beat 3D 10-4

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Anonymous #352594 10/12/21 02:05 PM
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28s at Blandair:
Predators
Bethesda Blue
Madlax Capital
Next Level Blue
VLC
Mesa

28s at Sweetlax:
3D NE
Hawks
Building Blocks
FCA Baltimore
Freedom
LI Express
Sweetlax Upstate


FCA gets 3D NE, BBL and Sweetlax

Hawks get 3D NE, Freedom, LI Express

3D wins the Saturday session 3-0, Hawks win the Sunday session with a tight win over 3d NE.

Hawks beat 3D 10-4

How good is 3D? Are they more Venom or LI express?

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Anonymous #352646 10/12/21 05:44 PM
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28s at Blandair:
Predators
Bethesda Blue
Madlax Capital
Next Level Blue
VLC
Mesa

28s at Sweetlax:
3D NE
Hawks
Building Blocks
FCA Baltimore
Freedom
LI Express
Sweetlax Upstate


FCA gets 3D NE, BBL and Sweetlax

Hawks get 3D NE, Freedom, LI Express

3D wins the Saturday session 3-0, Hawks win the Sunday session with a tight win over 3d NE.

Hawks beat 3D 10-4

How good is 3D? Are they more Venom or LI express?

3d had a great showing 5-0 a few weeks ago down in NJ. Beat Next Level twice and Mad Dog West Elite. They’ll give the Hawks a game. Prob not upnin the elite with Madlax, Hawks, and Team 91 NY, but likely too if that next stack. 12-8 Hawks.

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Anonymous #352651 10/12/21 06:32 PM
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[quote=Anonymous]28s at Blandair:
Predators
Bethesda Blue
Madlax Capital
Next Level Blue
VLC
Mesa

28s at Sweetlax:
3D NE
Hawks
Building Blocks
FCA Baltimore
Freedom
LI Express
Sweetlax Upstate


FCA gets 3D NE, BBL and Sweetlax

Hawks get 3D NE, Freedom, LI Express

3D wins the Saturday session 3-0, Hawks win the Sunday session with a tight win over 3d NE.

Hawks beat 3D 10-4

How good is 3D? Are they more Venom or LI express?[/

3d had a great showing 5-0 a few weeks ago down here in Maryland.

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Anonymous #352664 10/12/21 07:43 PM
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Do t worry. VLC will get at least one win- over the Predators.

When are they set up to play each other, except in the apparently 15-team-deep HoCo AAA bracket next spring?

They're not playing each other in MD -- schedule is up on Tourney Machine: Preds play MadLax, Mesa and Bethesda.

Sheesh. That's a test. I guess though............if Preds even keep it close in those three games, that's better than 95% of MD "clubs" could do. Popcorn please.

Also a question:

Why do the Preds have fake troll posters all over this board but (checks notes) VLC has none? That level of stealth trolling dedication seems personal.

We need some bitter Cavs or Express dads posting fake VLC boasts ASAP.

Whatever, seriously what is there for VLC or Preds to lose right now?

even if they lose every game, nobody will remember come April (where both will enter HoCo at AAA), and the coaches will know *exactly* where the holes are vs. what can be realistically coached up.

The realistic question for both clubs is can they build their roster to seriously compete at Elite for Summer ball 2023 and HoCo 2024 (8th grade) Before that doesn't even seem realistic, the existing elite teams have so much built-in team dynamic with their long time roster (even if that's only half of kids), hard to beat.

Exactly both are playing in a good tournament to see where they are at and holes to fill. Heads will explode here if either gets two wins. Preds get one win, there will be some crow to eat here.

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Anonymous #352679 10/12/21 10:08 PM
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Do t worry. VLC will get at least one win- over the Predators.

When are they set up to play each other, except in the apparently 15-team-deep HoCo AAA bracket next spring?

They're not playing each other in MD -- schedule is up on Tourney Machine: Preds play MadLax, Mesa and Bethesda.

Sheesh. That's a test. I guess though............if Preds even keep it close in those three games, that's better than 95% of MD "clubs" could do. Popcorn please.

Also a question:

Why do the Preds have fake troll posters all over this board but (checks notes) VLC has none? That level of stealth trolling dedication seems personal.

We need some bitter Cavs or Express dads posting fake VLC boasts ASAP.

Whatever, seriously what is there for VLC or Preds to lose right now?

even if they lose every game, nobody will remember come April (where both will enter HoCo at AAA), and the coaches will know *exactly* where the holes are vs. what can be realistically coached up.

The realistic question for both clubs is can they build their roster to seriously compete at Elite for Summer ball 2023 and HoCo 2024 (8th grade) Before that doesn't even seem realistic, the existing elite teams have so much built-in team dynamic with their long time roster (even if that's only half of kids), hard to beat.

Exactly both are playing in a good tournament to see where they are at and holes to fill. Heads will explode here if either gets two wins. Preds get one win, there will be some crow to eat here.

Eating crow if the Preds beat BLC and Mesa?? Neither team is Elite. Now if they beat Madlax— crow salad.

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Anonymous #352761 10/13/21 12:30 PM
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3D NE '28 has never played the hawks

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3D NE '28 has never played the hawks

The Hawks are all caw, no claw. 3dNE is gonna show the Hawks what blue collar, real lax looks like.

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3D NE '28 has never played the hawks

The 10-4 reference was a prediction.

Hawks 12-8 over 3d. Prediction.
Madlax 11-5 over NL. Prediction.

Some good tilts this weekend... been 3+ months for most teams, could be rusty....

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Anonymous #352820 10/13/21 08:03 PM
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3D NE '28 has never played the hawks

The Hawks are all caw, no claw. 3dNE is gonna show the Hawks what blue collar, real lax looks like.

No Claw, NO CLAW ! Claw is a coming and it wont be pretty.

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