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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
TheBackOfTheCage #381389 05/25/22 02:12 PM
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made a lot of enemies of families on Looneys, 91, Madlax, DCE etc

Seriously? It's 8th grade lacrosse.

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How many of you angry post 9/1 parents have ever, just once, spoken to your club directors, coaches, officials at HoCo or tournament operators and asked to change the system ? Ever?

How many of you holdback parents feel for the kids you cheat out of playtime, scholarships, spots on a team and recruitment?

First let me start by saying my kid is on age and I completely understand both sides of this argument but we all have to understand this is not going away. The holdback mentality is being propagated by HS and College coaches; I have been approached on several occasions to do something similar with my son. Our answer was simply no; I don't believe in it, but I also understand why some parent make the decision to hold their son/daughter back. It gives them an edge with the hopes of getting into college with a little financial help. It is what it is ans they are playing the 'game', so lets move on and encourage our kids to keep working hard. In the end they will be better for it both on and off the field.


I will never drop cheating on age kids. My son is a starting summer bday in elite. He is 13. This is wrong for the kids that don’t have his ability.

Which elite team???

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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
TheBackOfTheCage #381399 05/25/22 02:53 PM
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Which elite team???

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made a lot of enemies of families on Looneys, 91, Madlax, DCE etc

Seriously? It's 8th grade lacrosse.

Yes, seriously. News flash - parents of elite 8th grade lacrosse teams take the success of their son and his team EXTREMELY seriously and personally. it is actually kind of funny that you would come on this forum and pretend to be surprised by that.

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TheBackOfTheCage #381408 05/25/22 03:18 PM
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Yes, seriously. News flash - parents of elite 8th grade lacrosse teams take the success of their son and his team EXTREMELY seriously and personally. it is actually kind of funny that you would come on this forum and pretend to be surprised by that.

I feel for you in the HIgh School years. You might want to start seeking therapy now for the freight train that's coming for you.

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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
TheBackOfTheCage #381409 05/25/22 03:20 PM
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Why do people play for Crabs?

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Why do people play for Crabs?

Ask Logan Wisnauskus, Matt Brandau, and Ben Smith.

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made a lot of enemies of families on Looneys, 91, Madlax, DCE etc

Seriously? It's 8th grade lacrosse.

Yes, seriously. News flash - parents of elite 8th grade lacrosse teams take the success of their son and his team EXTREMELY seriously and personally. it is actually kind of funny that you would come on this forum and pretend to be surprised by that.

It is ridiculous to be surprised by it, but it's OK to be amused by the elite-ness of the parents whose sons hit puberty first, and though 5'6" now, will be 5'6" forever, as the "non elite" kids with similar skills per pound, keep moving up in the world.

BTW, the first case is me. I played HS JV in 8th grade at 5'7". Bussed me up from the middle school for practices and games!!!!! There was so much talk and potential. This happened for other athletes in other sports as well.

By 11th grade I was 5'8" and cut from varsity. 1st line kid was 6'1" and 2nd line kid in my spot was 5'11" and the HS football QB. My work ethic (without coaches or parents over my shoulder) was garbage, I was burned out, and the kids I had been beating for years, got bigger than me and "almost as skilled" so that was the end of that.

So guess what, for about 1/3 of the 8th grade "elite kids", that freight train is coming for you as well.

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Anonymous #381421 05/25/22 04:05 PM
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Why do people play for Crabs?

Ask Logan Wisnauskus, Matt Brandau, and Ben Smith.

That is a question not an answer. Many clubs have produced notable players....

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made a lot of enemies of families on Looneys, 91, Madlax, DCE etc

Seriously? It's 8th grade lacrosse.

Yes, seriously. News flash - parents of elite 8th grade lacrosse teams take the success of their son and his team EXTREMELY seriously and personally. it is actually kind of funny that you would come on this forum and pretend to be surprised by that.

It is ridiculous to be surprised by it, but it's OK to be amused by the elite-ness of the parents whose sons hit puberty first, and though 5'6" now, will be 5'6" forever, as the "non elite" kids with similar skills per pound, keep moving up in the world.

BTW, the first case is me. I played HS JV in 8th grade at 5'7". Bussed me up from the middle school for practices and games!!!!! There was so much talk and potential. This happened for other athletes in other sports as well.

By 11th grade I was 5'8" and cut from varsity. 1st line kid was 6'1" and 2nd line kid in my spot was 5'11" and the HS football QB. My work ethic (without coaches or parents over my shoulder) was garbage, I was burned out, and the kids I had been beating for years, got bigger than me and "almost as skilled" so that was the end of that.

So guess what, for about 1/3 of the 8th grade "elite kids", that freight train is coming for you as well.

This IS the most important post crazy Lax parents should take note of. Even if you make it to high school hero, you can still be a college zero. Let's not get ahead of ourselves

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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
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Yes, seriously. News flash - parents of elite 8th grade lacrosse teams take the success of their son and his team EXTREMELY seriously and personally. it is actually kind of funny that you would come on this forum and pretend to be surprised by that.

I feel for you in the HIgh School years. You might want to start seeking therapy now for the freight train that's coming for you.

Thanks for your fake concern, but trust me my son and I will be fine.

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made a lot of enemies of families on Looneys, 91, Madlax, DCE etc

Seriously? It's 8th grade lacrosse.

Yes, seriously. News flash - parents of elite 8th grade lacrosse teams take the success of their son and his team EXTREMELY seriously and personally. it is actually kind of funny that you would come on this forum and pretend to be surprised by that.

It is ridiculous to be surprised by it, but it's OK to be amused by the elite-ness of the parents whose sons hit puberty first, and though 5'6" now, will be 5'6" forever, as the "non elite" kids with similar skills per pound, keep moving up in the world.

BTW, the first case is me. I played HS JV in 8th grade at 5'7". Bussed me up from the middle school for practices and games!!!!! There was so much talk and potential. This happened for other athletes in other sports as well.

By 11th grade I was 5'8" and cut from varsity. 1st line kid was 6'1" and 2nd line kid in my spot was 5'11" and the HS football QB. My work ethic (without coaches or parents over my shoulder) was garbage, I was burned out, and the kids I had been beating for years, got bigger than me and "almost as skilled" so that was the end of that.

So guess what, for about 1/3 of the 8th grade "elite kids", that freight train is coming for you as well.

Hard work beats puberty lol

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Anonymous #381443 05/25/22 06:42 PM
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made a lot of enemies of families on Looneys, 91, Madlax, DCE etc

Seriously? It's 8th grade lacrosse.

Yes, seriously. News flash - parents of elite 8th grade lacrosse teams take the success of their son and his team EXTREMELY seriously and personally. it is actually kind of funny that you would come on this forum and pretend to be surprised by that.

It is ridiculous to be surprised by it, but it's OK to be amused by the elite-ness of the parents whose sons hit puberty first, and though 5'6" now, will be 5'6" forever, as the "non elite" kids with similar skills per pound, keep moving up in the world.

BTW, the first case is me. I played HS JV in 8th grade at 5'7". Bussed me up from the middle school for practices and games!!!!! There was so much talk and potential. This happened for other athletes in other sports as well.

By 11th grade I was 5'8" and cut from varsity. 1st line kid was 6'1" and 2nd line kid in my spot was 5'11" and the HS football QB. My work ethic (without coaches or parents over my shoulder) was garbage, I was burned out, and the kids I had been beating for years, got bigger than me and "almost as skilled" so that was the end of that.

So guess what, for about 1/3 of the 8th grade "elite kids", that freight train is coming for you as well.

Hard work beats puberty lol

Love this story. Puts things into perspective. Playing lacrosse shouldn’t be taken for granted. Most of the kids on elite teams will not realize their dream of playing D1 in college - need to be skilled, big, and smart.

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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
Anonymous #381444 05/25/22 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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made a lot of enemies of families on Looneys, 91, Madlax, DCE etc

Seriously? It's 8th grade lacrosse.

Yes, seriously. News flash - parents of elite 8th grade lacrosse teams take the success of their son and his team EXTREMELY seriously and personally. it is actually kind of funny that you would come on this forum and pretend to be surprised by that.

It is ridiculous to be surprised by it, but it's OK to be amused by the elite-ness of the parents whose sons hit puberty first, and though 5'6" now, will be 5'6" forever, as the "non elite" kids with similar skills per pound, keep moving up in the world.

BTW, the first case is me. I played HS JV in 8th grade at 5'7". Bussed me up from the middle school for practices and games!!!!! There was so much talk and potential. This happened for other athletes in other sports as well.

By 11th grade I was 5'8" and cut from varsity. 1st line kid was 6'1" and 2nd line kid in my spot was 5'11" and the HS football QB. My work ethic (without coaches or parents over my shoulder) was garbage, I was burned out, and the kids I had been beating for years, got bigger than me and "almost as skilled" so that was the end of that.

So guess what, for about 1/3 of the 8th grade "elite kids", that freight train is coming for you as well.


You should have hit the wall.

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Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
Anonymous #381449 05/25/22 08:15 PM
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If your kid is an on age 2026 player, congratulations to him and to you for having him play up against older kids in the 2026 division. It’s great that he’s able to play up and compete. He will be better off in high school. So can we stop the never ending holdback discussions and just tell yourself and your son that he’s playing up one age level and be proud of it? Yes, my son is on age 14 year old 8th grader. No, not a crabs parent.

Congratulate on age players for playing up even though it’s where they should be. That is everything that’s wrong with the sport of lacrosse wrapped up in one sentence.

- your reply is actually what’s wrong. It is what it is. Either hold your kid back or change how you think about it. Otherwise, you’re just complaining to complain. Yes, I understand it’s not “fair” but it’s the way the rules work, so accept it or do something about it.

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