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All those kids are headed to Predators. The deal is complete.

It's a good thing that parents control where their kids play, not club owners. It's true that few players are actually added based on tryouts alone because most teams' decisions are already made before tryouts are held. If parents aren't already talking to potential teams for their sons, they may be too late in the process.

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I am hearing about a lot of movement this summer within the HOCO club scene and with some teams appearing to be folding these kids will be scrambling to find a place to play for theirHS years. I see FCA being rewarded the biggest in terms of talent movement with a few scattered around the area with 91, Crabs, Hawks and DCE. This is the last year for movement and there are going to be a lot of parents settling for teams they never imagined their sons to be playing on (Predators, Hardshells or a 2027 team 😬)

FCA or 91 should be knocking down Looney’s door to get their top players. Both of those teams could use their best players. Crabs are already loaded with talent.

Yes the 2025 Crabs should keep doing well in 2026

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I am hearing about a lot of movement this summer within the HOCO club scene and with some teams appearing to be folding these kids will be scrambling to find a place to play for theirHS years. I see FCA being rewarded the biggest in terms of talent movement with a few scattered around the area with 91, Crabs, Hawks and DCE. This is the last year for movement and there are going to be a lot of parents settling for teams they never imagined their sons to be playing on (Predators, Hardshells or a 2027 team 😬)

FCA or 91 should be knocking down Looney’s door to get their top players. Both of those teams could use their best players. Crabs are already loaded with talent.

Yes the 2025 Crabs should keep doing well in 2026


How many times can you beat a dead horse? If your kid is going to a private school in this area guess what, hes probably playing against kids are held back.

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All those kids are headed to Predators. The deal is complete.

It's a good thing that parents control where their kids play, not club owners. It's true that few players are actually added based on tryouts alone because most teams' decisions are already made before tryouts are held. If parents aren't already talking to potential teams for their sons, they may be too late in the process.


My kid is not heading to predators. It does seem that they are putting some good coaches in place but there isn’t any proven history.

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All those kids are headed to Predators. The deal is complete.

It's a good thing that parents control where their kids play, not club owners. It's true that few players are actually added based on tryouts alone because most teams' decisions are already made before tryouts are held. If parents aren't already talking to potential teams for their sons, they may be too late in the process.


My kid is not heading to predators. It does seem that they are putting some good coaches in place but there isn’t any proven history.

As apposed to FCA or 91’s amazing recent history? 🤔

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All those kids are headed to Predators. The deal is complete.

It's a good thing that parents control where their kids play, not club owners. It's true that few players are actually added based on tryouts alone because most teams' decisions are already made before tryouts are held. If parents aren't already talking to potential teams for their sons, they may be too late in the process.


My kid is not heading to predators. It does seem that they are putting some good coaches in place but there isn’t any proven history.

As apposed to FCA or 91’s amazing recent history? 🤔


I think the guy means there is a foundation of good players. Obviously, both records aren’t very competitive.

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Regardless - the 2025 Crabs do well this summer.

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Regardless - the 2025 Crabs do well this summer.

Will they play with the Florida players in the summer? Without them, they are just a pretty good team. In tournaments, they get tired and cant hang later in the day.

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Regardless - the 2025 Crabs do well this summer.

the 2025;s will do well this summer

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All those kids are headed to Predators. The deal is complete.[/quote]


Well-- they are the new Sheriff in town.

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All those kids are headed to Predators. The deal is complete.


Well-- they are the new Sheriff in town.[/quote]

So Looney's is headed to Predators and now are Elite???

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Feeling left out since the deal is complete and my son wasn’t asked to play for predators. He will soon be left looking for a new team.

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Feeling left out since the deal is complete and my son wasn’t asked to play for predators. He will soon be left looking for a new team.

The whole team leaving for predators isn’t true. Some are going but no where near all.

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lol keep telling yourself that

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Feeling left out since the deal is complete and my son wasn’t asked to play for predators. He will soon be left looking for a new team.

If this is in fact real, talk with some of the other parents at practice. Many have been discussing landing spots for their kid, including predators.

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Feeling left out since the deal is complete and my son wasn’t asked to play for predators. He will soon be left looking for a new team.

Koopers or Breakers would be interested. Check with them.

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MD: Elite, AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B
LI: A, B, town
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All those kids are headed to Predators. The deal is complete.


Well-- they are the new Sheriff in town.[/quote]

Predators have stormed Baltimore like George Washington did against the Germans at Iwo Jima. They are the talk of Baltimore !

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MD: Elite, AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B
LI: A, B, town
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Wow a lot more talent in MD

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MD: Elite, AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B
LI: A, B, town
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Wow a lot more talent in MD

Actually, LI B teams probably beat 90% of your AAAA teams

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MD: Elite, AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B
LI: A, B, town
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Wow a lot more talent in MD

It’s embarrassing really. Some parents are so hard up for status that they create this crazy division structure. Seriously AA is not good enough? You have to create AAA and AAAA to stroke the ego of parents. Don’t get me started with ELITE that is even more obnoxious.

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Crabs commercial… “Locally grown but nationally known” lol I guess they’re locally grown until they need FL players to be able to compete lol

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MD: Elite, AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B
LI: A, B, town
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Wow a lot more talent in MD

It’s embarrassing really. Some parents are so hard up for status that they create this crazy division structure. Seriously AA is not good enough? You have to create AAA and AAAA to stroke the ego of parents. Don’t get me started with ELITE that is even more obnoxious.

The "ego of the parents?!" You have some nerve. Where is your evidence? It's not like we spent nearly 600 pages of an online forum on one age group puffing our chests ... oh, right.

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MD: Elite, AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B
LI: A, B, town
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Wow a lot more talent in MD

It’s embarrassing really. Some parents are so hard up for status that they create this crazy division structure. Seriously AA is not good enough? You have to create AAA and AAAA to stroke the ego of parents. Don’t get me started with ELITE that is even more obnoxious.

Oh darn because we were just about to get you started on your opinions on the ELITE division. Because we all care. A lot.

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Crabs commercial… “Locally grown but nationally known” lol I guess they’re locally grown until they need FL players to be able to compete lol


How are those PA Boys doing? 😂

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MD: Elite, AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B
LI: A, B, town
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Wow a lot more talent in MD

It’s embarrassing really. Some parents are so hard up for status that they create this crazy division structure. Seriously AA is not good enough? You have to create AAA and AAAA to stroke the ego of parents. Don’t get me started with ELITE that is even more obnoxious.

I think Ua has more to do with the number of clubs playing in HOCO than status. IMO

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What did the roughriders coach do to get kicked out and suspended?

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there’s 2 buddy

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MD: Elite, AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B
LI: A, B, town
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Wow a lot more talent in MD

It’s embarrassing really. Some parents are so hard up for status that they create this crazy division structure. Seriously AA is not good enough? You have to create AAA and AAAA to stroke the ego of parents. Don’t get me started with ELITE that is even more obnoxious.

Tell me you have no idea how leagues are run, without telling me you have no idea how leagues are run.

Supply side: HoCo has a bounty of turf fields they want to lease out for youth lax from March 1 to May 30 every year. They want to get the maximum number of games played (fields rented) over the shortest amount of time. That is their (spring) business model. They do not want to operate a 5 month long, round robin league where there's an A and B league with 20 teams in each, and only 1-2 championship teams per age bracket. That's not good marketing for their league. They want to fill all the fields for a short season, cash the check, declare 3-6 champion teams for each age group, and move on to summer leases.

Demand side: This is what you are truly missing. In recruitment, club directors and coaches are making very specific pitches to parents and players about the trajectory of the team over 1-2-3 years. Much as most clubs have zero loyalty to the kids year-to-year (and in any year, that loyalty ends when a check doesn't clear), the parents have zero loyalty to the clubs. SO when HoCo League comes to the club and says "we're putting 3 of your teams in B league and 3 in A league," the club director - who is running a business/brand - says - the heck you are...."Our club will lose customers if you put us in a B league."

It's not like A-league parents are calling the league and complaining about having a B league. This is a business.

As for the AAA parents you're complaining about (I'm one), I guess I don't see the problem. My kid would be a fine 3rd string player on an elite team, or a standout stud on an A level team (which he has been). Instead he's a "starter" and "contributor" on an AAA team and it's a good experience for him. If your kid is having a similar experience from rec ball to Club-A to Club-AAA a "national team" then good for him, he is lucky to find a good fit.

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What did the roughriders coach do to get kicked out and suspended?
Who cares. Their season is over.

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there’s 2 buddy

There’s two too buddy so focus on you’re own!!

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MD: Elite, AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B
LI: A, B, town
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Wow a lot more talent in MD

It’s embarrassing really. Some parents are so hard up for status that they create this crazy division structure. Seriously AA is not good enough? You have to create AAA and AAAA to stroke the ego of parents. Don’t get me started with ELITE that is even more obnoxious.

Tell me you have no idea how leagues are run, without telling me you have no idea how leagues are run.

Supply side: HoCo has a bounty of turf fields they want to lease out for youth lax from March 1 to May 30 every year. They want to get the maximum number of games played (fields rented) over the shortest amount of time. That is their (spring) business model. They do not want to operate a 5 month long, round robin league where there's an A and B league with 20 teams in each, and only 1-2 championship teams per age bracket. That's not good marketing for their league. They want to fill all the fields for a short season, cash the check, declare 3-6 champion teams for each age group, and move on to summer leases.

Demand side: This is what you are truly missing. In recruitment, club directors and coaches are making very specific pitches to parents and players about the trajectory of the team over 1-2-3 years. Much as most clubs have zero loyalty to the kids year-to-year (and in any year, that loyalty ends when a check doesn't clear), the parents have zero loyalty to the clubs. SO when HoCo League comes to the club and says "we're putting 3 of your teams in B league and 3 in A league," the club director - who is running a business/brand - says - the heck you are...."Our club will lose customers if you put us in a B league."

It's not like A-league parents are calling the league and complaining about having a B league. This is a business.

As for the AAA parents you're complaining about (I'm one), I guess I don't see the problem. My kid would be a fine 3rd string player on an elite team, or a standout stud on an A level team (which he has been). Instead he's a "starter" and "contributor" on an AAA team and it's a good experience for him. If your kid is having a similar experience from rec ball to Club-A to Club-AAA a "national team" then good for him, he is lucky to find a good fit.
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MD: Elite, AAAA, AAA, AA, A, B
LI: A, B, town
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Wow a lot more talent in MD

It’s embarrassing really. Some parents are so hard up for status that they create this crazy division structure. Seriously AA is not good enough? You have to create AAA and AAAA to stroke the ego of parents. Don’t get me started with ELITE that is even more obnoxious.

Tell me you have no idea how leagues are run, without telling me you have no idea how leagues are run.

Supply side: HoCo has a bounty of turf fields they want to lease out for youth lax from March 1 to May 30 every year. They want to get the maximum number of games played (fields rented) over the shortest amount of time. That is their (spring) business model. They do not want to operate a 5 month long, round robin league where there's an A and B league with 20 teams in each, and only 1-2 championship teams per age bracket. That's not good marketing for their league. They want to fill all the fields for a short season, cash the check, declare 3-6 champion teams for each age group, and move on to summer leases.

Demand side: This is what you are truly missing. In recruitment, club directors and coaches are making very specific pitches to parents and players about the trajectory of the team over 1-2-3 years. Much as most clubs have zero loyalty to the kids year-to-year (and in any year, that loyalty ends when a check doesn't clear), the parents have zero loyalty to the clubs. SO when HoCo League comes to the club and says "we're putting 3 of your teams in B league and 3 in A league," the club director - who is running a business/brand - says - the heck you are...."Our club will lose customers if you put us in a B league."

It's not like A-league parents are calling the league and complaining about having a B league. This is a business.

As for the AAA parents you're complaining about (I'm one), I guess I don't see the problem. My kid would be a fine 3rd string player on an elite team, or a standout stud on an A level team (which he has been). Instead he's a "starter" and "contributor" on an AAA team and it's a good experience for him. If your kid is having a similar experience from rec ball to Club-A to Club-AAA a "national team" then good for him, he is lucky to find a good fit.

I’m the original poster. My point was that it seems silly to name the divisions this way. If there were that many teams in LI we would just call A B C D E. It just sounds silly to me the way MD does it with all those As. That was my only point.

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Hawks 3rd best team in HOCO Elite lol

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The end game of all of this is a joke, because there is none. In the end you're another lax bro with some tired old stories to tell at some bar in towson or fells point.

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Hawks 3rd best team in HOCO Elite lol

Not really - toss up between VLC, True, and Hawks

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The end game of all of this is a joke, because there is none. In the end you're another lax bro with some tired old stories to tell at some bar in towson or fells point.

[ChillLaxin] ton of money and summering in the Hamptons…l

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there’s 2 buddy

There’s two too buddy so focus on you’re own!!

There’s to two tutu too buddy so focus on *you are* own!!

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there’s 2 buddy

There’s two too buddy so focus on you’re own!!

There’s to two tutu too buddy so focus on *you are* own!!

Makes sense you are focusing on grammar now that your team is OUT and you having nothing better to do. In fact Hawks was dominated in all facets of the game. Enjoy your summer. Lol

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Hawks 3rd best team in HOCO Elite lol

Not really - toss up between VLC, True, and Hawks

VLC didn’t even make the playoffs.

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