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Re: Boys 2029-9th Grade Fall 2021/Summer 2022
Anonymous #344847 08/10/21 10:52 AM
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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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Re: Boys 2029-9th Grade Fall 2021/Summer 2022
Anonymous #344874 08/10/21 01:36 PM
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Is this supposed to be national rankings? Or regional?

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Anonymous #345027 08/11/21 02:10 PM
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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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Anonymous #345029 08/11/21 02:42 PM
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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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Re: Boys 2029-9th Grade Fall 2021/Summer 2022
TheBackOfTheCage #345656 08/14/21 08:53 PM
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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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Re: Boys 2029-9th Grade Fall 2021/Summer 2022
TheBackOfTheCage #345669 08/14/21 11:16 PM
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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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Re: Boys 2029-9th Grade Fall 2021/Summer 2022
TheBackOfTheCage #363418 01/19/22 08:43 PM
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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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Re: Boys 2029-9th Grade Fall 2021/Summer 2022
TheBackOfTheCage #363482 01/20/22 01:07 PM
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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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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.


It won’t

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Anonymous #363501 01/20/22 03:22 PM
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How do you know Dummy?

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Anonymous #363502 01/20/22 03:54 PM
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How do you know Dummy?


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

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Re: Boys 2029-9th Grade Fall 2021/Summer 2022
TheBackOfTheCage #363513 01/20/22 06:24 PM
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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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Anonymous #363521 01/20/22 08:23 PM
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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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Anonymous #363531 01/20/22 10:27 PM
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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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Re: Boys 2029-9th Grade Fall 2021/Summer 2022
TheBackOfTheCage #363539 01/20/22 11:45 PM
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Obviously you have not been to a training session. Non stop reps, come see for yourself.

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