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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
Anonymous #380580 05/21/22 12:08 PM
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there’s 2 buddy

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

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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
Anonymous #380593 05/21/22 02:19 PM
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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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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
Anonymous #380610 05/21/22 05:05 PM
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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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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
TheBackOfTheCage #380638 05/21/22 09:12 PM
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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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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
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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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Anonymous #380684 05/22/22 08:38 AM
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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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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
TheBackOfTheCage #380695 05/22/22 09:48 AM
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There's enough room in MD lacrosse for boys of all skills and that's great for the sport. Teams change every year and are not the same team that competed the prior year. Some boys work hard and get better, some coaches improve their lacrosse IQ and coach their teams to become better - some don't. If boys are having fun playing and competing in lacrosse at any level and making friends they'll be playing with/against for 4 more years, then that's a big reward for all their hard work. Enjoy the ride with your sons while you can.

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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
TheBackOfTheCage #380698 05/22/22 10:04 AM
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Hawks vs DC Express - MVP DCE Goalie and the Hawks coaches and players would tell you the same thing! The kid made at least 20 saves and simply shutdown that Hawks Offense. And before the haters jump in the post; no I’m not the dad and no I’m not a parent on DCE. I simply stood and watched the game after my sons game ended. Amazing performance by DCE. They will give the Crabs some trouble today without question.

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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.

It's all fun at games until you run your next kid out of the sport like you did your first. So many lost parents trying to relive something at the expense of their kids sanity. Get that social media post while your kid spends his childhood in a car or a plane. Enjoy. Congrats to the 2026 class. Great group of athletes.

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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
TheBackOfTheCage #380725 05/22/22 05:02 PM
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Believe me. I wish there was another competitive league in MD OTHER than HoCo.

But the fields are good and the facilities are clean and generally well-run.

No one really cares what level their kids are in.

The consumers want competitive games on Saturday or Sunday. Period.

The way the league is run with small divisions, barriers to entry and alignment requirements/meetings generally accomplish that.

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Anonymous #380728 05/22/22 05:49 PM
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Hawks 3rd best team in HOCO Elite lol


VLC Blackops beat the Hawks again (like last summer) in HOCO semi, congrats to the Crabs.

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