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Re: Welcome Philadelphia & Vicinity
Anonymous #378040 05/08/22 06:51 AM
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How do you figure that? The season isn’t over yet you still have playoffs and they need to beat one team for a 3rd time (hard to do) and the other split with them , I would wait till the season is over to announce who is number one.

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How do you figure that? The season isn’t over yet you still have playoffs and they need to beat one team for a 3rd time (hard to do) and the other split with them , I would wait till the season is over to announce who is number one.

One word: Coaching.

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How do you figure that? The season isn’t over yet you still have playoffs and they need to beat one team for a 3rd time (hard to do) and the other split with them , I would wait till the season is over to announce who is number one.

One word: Coaching.

Malvern has so much talent (they didn't rebuild, they reloaded) and so much of it is young

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B_O_T_C #378311 05/09/22 03:43 PM
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Posted in another forum:

AS high school comes to an end, which is more fun for your kid (or you), Club or High School lacrosse?

Most favored high school citing factors such as:

-Games meaning more to them especially wins and losses. They didn't care as much about W-L's in club
-More team camaraderie with high school. These are kids they (obviously) go to school with and know better. Club sometimes feels like hired mercenaries
-If you are the better player, then you play more whereas with Club, since everyone is (presumably) paying the same, playing time is split more evenly
-Spring lacrosse after a barren Winter season feels more refreshing where summer club can be a slog sometimes
-High school coaches care more than club coaches about the kids?
-Cheaper than club (unless you pay for private school)
-Less traveling
-Playing against a team of holdbacks may be less prevalent in high school (except Prep schools)
-More emotional investment in the town you live in or (the school you are paying for for Prep). True rivalries seem to mean more in high school and thus,there is more emotional investment

Those who favored Club cited factors such as:

-the level of competition is better and teammates are usually better, at least at the higher levels of Club lacrosse
-traveling around the country with your kid is a (sometimes) rewarding experience
-some like the national exposure of some of the high level Club lacrosse
-even playing time as some players may get buried on a high school bench

Recruiting-wise, it was a wash but I feel that High School recruiting is better than Club recruiting. I have heard stories of Club making a million promises but never delivering when it comes to recruiting, unless you are the superstar of the club. I have been told (but could be mistaken) is that colleges value the high school coach opinion much more than the club coach.

There seems to be a temporal nature to it. Youth club was much more rewarding than youth town lacrosse but as the kids get older, high school becomes more important to kids. I would even venture to say that club has much less meaning to 22's, 23's and maybe 24's.

It also seemed that this logic does not apply to the outliers such as the top national high school teams in the country or the bottom lower clubs. In addition, most of this logic may not apply to the superstars (top 0.5% of players in the country).

Just curious to everyone's thoughts. There truly are no right answers as it is only an opinion that can be formed wholly dependent on your own experience.

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Anonymous #378327 05/09/22 05:23 PM
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All I am saying is the season isn’t over yet , once the inter act chip is played and if they win then yes they would be top in pa. Even tho Haverford lost twice to them the second game went to Ot and Bates crew were well coached against them and won that’s what the inter act is about two season games and them playoffs to decide the winner, all the teams in the inter act are well coached and play monster non league games but until the chip is played the top three are pretty equal and could go one way or the other so enjoy the games and match ups because the playoffs and chip will be really good lax

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Anonymous #378848 05/12/22 01:35 PM
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All I am saying is the season isn’t over yet , once the inter act chip is played and if they win then yes they would be top in pa. Even tho Haverford lost twice to them the second game went to Ot and Bates crew were well coached against them and won that’s what the inter act is about two season games and them playoffs to decide the winner, all the teams in the inter act are well coached and play monster non league games but until the chip is played the top three are pretty equal and could go one way or the other so enjoy the games and match ups because the playoffs and chip will be really good lax


Big game tomorrow (5/13/22):
EA vs Haverford (both are 7-2 in league play, winner will get sole possession of 2nd place)
Haverford won first meeting 10-9 in OT

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B_O_T_C #378957 05/13/22 09:46 AM
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Nice to see that Radnor downed Salesianum 10-8 yesterday. Score one for the public schools! Salesianum has beaten some nationally regarded teams this year.

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Anonymous #378984 05/13/22 01:38 PM
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I am all for cheering for public schools vs private so I am happy for the win but still tough to cheer for Radnor, the are like private school light.....

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Nice to see that Radnor downed Salesianum 10-8 yesterday. Score one for the public schools! Salesianum has beaten some nationally regarded teams this year.

MP is back posting

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Anonymous #379529 05/16/22 10:29 AM
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I am all for cheering for public schools vs private so I am happy for the win but still tough to cheer for Radnor, the are like private school light.....


Not sure why Radnor is "private school light". Do they have reclass/holdbacks? Do they recruit people to come to their school? If so, then you are right. Not sure that is the case though.

Is Radnor a nice section of town that can afford to have a lot of their kids play club lacrosse? Yes. But at the end of the day, you have to have the natural talent, desire, and the grittiness in order to succeed. How are Radnor's baseball and track teams? Radnor's culture for both boys and girls seems to be that a lot of their best athletes choose to play lacrosse as opposed to the other two sports. At other schools, maybe the more athletic kids may play baseball/softball or track. Would love to hear from someone from Radnor as to whether this is true.

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Anonymous #379568 05/16/22 12:56 PM
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I am all for cheering for public schools vs private so I am happy for the win but still tough to cheer for Radnor, the are like private school light.....

Yeah not exactly. Radnor is a public school - no recruiting, no holdbacks, limited funding for their program compared to the inter ac and other private schools. Radnor is so good because of their youth program which has been great for decades now and their coaching. And yet, they still lose tons of players to private schools every year - many private schools' best players are from Radnor and played in theit youth program. I think that it's hard for you to cheer for them because you are either a private school parent or the parent of a struggling public school. I'm sure you would have said the same thing for Conestoga and Springfield in the early and mid 2010's. Give those boys some credit.

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I am all for cheering for public schools vs private so I am happy for the win but still tough to cheer for Radnor, the are like private school light.....

Yeah not exactly. Radnor is a public school - no recruiting, no holdbacks, limited funding for their program compared to the inter ac and other private schools. Radnor is so good because of their youth program which has been great for decades now and their coaching. And yet, they still lose tons of players to private schools every year - many private schools' best players are from Radnor and played in theit youth program. I think that it's hard for you to cheer for them because you are either a private school parent or the parent of a struggling public school. I'm sure you would have said the same thing for Conestoga and Springfield in the early and mid 2010's. Give those boys some credit.

No - Probably because they know MP and don't like him. #staypublic but only since 2017!

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Anonymous #379640 05/16/22 04:21 PM
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I am all for cheering for public schools vs private so I am happy for the win but still tough to cheer for Radnor, the are like private school light.....

Yeah not exactly. Radnor is a public school - no recruiting, no holdbacks, limited funding for their program compared to the inter ac and other private schools. Radnor is so good because of their youth program which has been great for decades now and their coaching. And yet, they still lose tons of players to private schools every year - many private schools' best players are from Radnor and played in theit youth program. I think that it's hard for you to cheer for them because you are either a private school parent or the parent of a struggling public school. I'm sure you would have said the same thing for Conestoga and Springfield in the early and mid 2010's. Give those boys some credit.

Limited funding - Except for their booster club $$. No holdbacks - Except for the kids who started kindergarten late (little secret of the rich). MP is a great coaching mind so there has been a resurgence. But you can't compare Radnor to Springfield or Ridley!

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Anonymous #379782 05/17/22 11:21 AM
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I don't get the MP detest? Did he cut your kid?

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Anonymous #380131 05/18/22 09:12 PM
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I don't get the MP detest? Did he cut your kid?

No just took thousands of dollars for a sub-par product.

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