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Looks like True just bought Koopers now also. I guess they will just merge in with the True Wolfpack Baltimore team from a few years ago.

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Not sure why all the bashing. True is fine for public school kids and rec kids who want to dip their toe in and see what club is all about. It’s looks just like club with no pressure.

If this was the case I would agree. That's not what's happening though. These are True regional teams from NC that are being sold as all star teams. The parents pay a lot of extra $ to be told they have an all star team and then they travel all over the east coast to play in B brackets in hope of some wins. The southern parents aren't as informed as the NY/ MD parents and they get swindled. After a year or two they figure it out and leave the program for legit smaller clubs that play in smaller tourneys with no illusion of being on a national/regional team.

Kids get to play lacrosse, and the program gets to make money. Some teams are better than others. Players come and go. Some have a good experience and some don't. This is the model of every travel team in every sport. I don't really see the issue.

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Not sure why all the bashing. True is fine for public school kids and rec kids who want to dip their toe in and see what club is all about. It’s looks just like club with no pressure.

If this was the case I would agree. That's not what's happening though. These are True regional teams from NC that are being sold as all star teams. The parents pay a lot of extra $ to be told they have an all star team and then they travel all over the east coast to play in B brackets in hope of some wins. The southern parents aren't as informed as the NY/ MD parents and they get swindled. After a year or two they figure it out and leave the program for legit smaller clubs that play in smaller tourneys with no illusion of being on a national/regional team.

Kids get to play lacrosse, and the program gets to make money. Some teams are better than others. Players come and go. Some have a good experience and some don't. This is the model of every travel team in every sport. I don't really see the issue.


Agreed. Not every kid and every family is in this for a D1 scholarship. Perhaps they just want something to do on the weekend in the summer and traveling to a different city and/or region is more fun than not traveling. Maybe for some of these kids it better for them to be part of a team and getting outside than sitting inside playing Fortnite for 14 hours a day. As for True, it's Supply and Demand. We live in a free-market economy. The market dictates what business will be supported or not supported.

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True Anapolis forfeits game at Naptown?

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In a free market, businesses can be a scourge on an industry too.

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How is True handling the Koopers takeover?

Who are coaching those teams?

When they "partnered" with Kelly Post, they took all the top kids at KP and funneled them to the Baltimore team and moved the bottom half of the Baltimore team to Kelly Post.

Are they gonna do the same with Koopers?

Parents stuck with this situation- make sure you ask who is coaching your kid and know what team they will be a part of. It matters.

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True forfeited their last game after losing to Madlax National 11-10 and 3 of their players ended up in the ER. One with a broken jaw and one with a broken wrist. 4 more injured players and their coach called it.

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How is True handling the Koopers takeover?

Who are coaching those teams?

When they "partnered" with Kelly Post, they took all the top kids at KP and funneled them to the Baltimore team and moved the bottom half of the Baltimore team to Kelly Post.

Are they gonna do the same with Koopers?

Parents stuck with this situation- make sure you ask who is coaching your kid and know what team they will be a part of. It matters.

But they will have access to the True National teams!!! #WeTrainMore

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True forfeited their last game after losing to Madlax National 11-10 and 3 of their players ended up in the ER. One with a broken jaw and one with a broken wrist. 4 more injured players and their coach called it.
Sheesh- at what age group?

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True forfeited their last game after losing to Madlax National 11-10 and 3 of their players ended up in the ER. One with a broken jaw and one with a broken wrist. 4 more injured players and their coach called it.
Sheesh- at what age group?
2025 group.

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True forfeited their last game after losing to Madlax National 11-10 and 3 of their players ended up in the ER. One with a broken jaw and one with a broken wrist. 4 more injured players and their coach called it.
Sheesh- at what age group?
2025 group.

Madlax National showed up thinking it was a rugby tournament. Very blatant hits by them.

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True 2027 just went 3-1 and are playing 91 Machine in quarters of WSYL!!

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How is True handling the Koopers takeover?

Who are coaching those teams?

When they "partnered" with Kelly Post, they took all the top kids at KP and funneled them to the Baltimore team and moved the bottom half of the Baltimore team to Kelly Post.

Are they gonna do the same with Koopers?

Parents stuck with this situation- make sure you ask who is coaching your kid and know what team they will be a part of. It matters.

Yes, parents, be sure to make sure you know exactly what True team you are trying out for and who those coaches are. Get it in writing.

Roster swapping is common. And not always in the best interest of your child.

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True = Money Grab
True = Players that cant make top Clubs
True= Parents that can now feel good
All the above is True

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How is True handling the Koopers takeover?

Who are coaching those teams?

When they "partnered" with Kelly Post, they took all the top kids at KP and funneled them to the Baltimore team and moved the bottom half of the Baltimore team to Kelly Post.

Are they gonna do the same with Koopers?

Parents stuck with this situation- make sure you ask who is coaching your kid and know what team they will be a part of. It matters.

Yes, parents, be sure to make sure you know exactly what True team you are trying out for and who those coaches are. Get it in writing.

Roster swapping is common. And not always in the best interest of your child.
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True 2027 just went 3-1 and are playing 91 Machine in quarters of WSYL!!

Well that was short lived. Guess the True DC kids they added weren't much help.

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Not sure why all the bashing. True is fine for public school kids and rec kids who want to dip their toe in and see what club is all about. It’s looks just like club with no pressure.
“Fine for public school kids”. What an entitled butt comment. You’d think managing your Hedge Fund would take all of your time, yet here you are trying to feel good about all 5’6” of yourself.

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This thread is everything that is wrong with Club lacrosse. Why are parents complaining about a club and what bracket they are playing in, and how far they travel? If they are so elite, how are you even at the same tournament? Last I checked Crabs,91, Big4H,FCA,and laxachusets, aren’t even at these tournaments. Point being that you might not be as elite as you think you are. Club teams have stronger teams at one age group over another across the board. Remember people its about the kids and growing the game. If your losing sleep over these True teams,have your son tryout for a team that plays in high end tourneys then all you will se are the National teams. The elite teams can not solely fulfill the needs of Lacrosse coaches to fill rosters at the collegiate level. You can’t have all Tom Brady’s and zero Taylor Heinickes. I will say this,If True is guilty of anything it’s inclusion and growing the game. I am not True parent my son played for them at one time and plays for another Club now mostly due to logistics. The True MD program is filled with coaches and directors that look to get the most out of your son no matter what the perceived ceiling may be.

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Posted by true dc parent whose child wasn’t asked?

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Get cut from 91? Not everyone can be elite. It’s ok

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This thread is everything that is wrong with Club lacrosse. Why are parents complaining about a club and what bracket they are playing in, and how far they travel? If they are so elite, how are you even at the same tournament? Last I checked Crabs,91, Big4H,FCA,and laxachusets, aren’t even at these tournaments. Point being that you might not be as elite as you think you are. Club teams have stronger teams at one age group over another across the board. Remember people its about the kids and growing the game. If your losing sleep over these True teams,have your son tryout for a team that plays in high end tourneys then all you will se are the National teams. The elite teams can not solely fulfill the needs of Lacrosse coaches to fill rosters at the collegiate level. You can’t have all Tom Brady’s and zero Taylor Heinickes. I will say this,If True is guilty of anything it’s inclusion and growing the game. I am not True parent my son played for them at one time and plays for another Club now mostly due to logistics. The True MD program is filled with coaches and directors that look to get the most out of your son no matter what the perceived ceiling may be.


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True is good for anywhere in the South and Midwest where there are NO options.They are growing the game there.

But in MD and NE hotbeds, it’s mostlydriven by parents propping up their rec level kids. Most of those kids would be much better served by sticking with their local rec/clubs.

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True is good for anywhere in the South and Midwest where there are NO options.They are growing the game there.

But in MD and NE hotbeds, it’s mostlydriven by parents propping up their rec level kids. Most of those kids would be much better served by sticking with their local rec/clubs.

True statement. "Hey if you join our program you'll have access to our national teams!" Every True National team cannot compete with elite teams.

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True is taking over GIRLS LAX (United Coast and something with MDU}. How much more did True charge when they took over on the boy's side? TIA

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True is taking over GIRLS LAX (United Coast and something with MDU}. How much more did True charge when they took over on the boy's side? TIA

About the same.

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Not sure why all the bashing. True is fine for public school kids and rec kids who want to dip their toe in and see what club is all about. It’s looks just like club with no pressure.
“Fine for public school kids”. What an entitled butt comment. You’d think managing your Hedge Fund would take all of your time, yet here you are trying to feel good about all 5’6” of yourself.

Not sure what's wrong with that comment.

It really is a PS option in MD. There are hardly any private school kids playing for True.

And it really is good for rec kids who want to see what club lax is without any of the high pressure of tryouts etc.

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Not sure why all the bashing. True is fine for public school kids and rec kids who want to dip their toe in and see what club is all about. It’s looks just like club with no pressure.
“Fine for public school kids”. What an entitled butt comment. You’d think managing your Hedge Fund would take all of your time, yet here you are trying to feel good about all 5’6” of yourself.

5’6” and a half thank you very much

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What’s the 27 Annapolis team going to look like after tryouts? Wonder if any of the World Series stuff will translate.

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What’s the 27 Annapolis team going to look like after tryouts? Wonder if any of the World Series stuff will translate.
Can't speak for Annapolis, but heard True is bleeding kids at the '27 level for Baltimore.

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The 2026 team has left and gone to ProStart? and they arent even having open tryouts, team is selected and done

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The 2026 team has left and gone to ProStart? and they arent even having open tryouts, team is selected and done

False!

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Hearing rumblings that True DC folded? Anyone confirm?

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Did True teams get any Looney’s players?

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"Did True teams get any Looney’s players?"

None that I am aware of from the 2026 Looney's team. AFAIK they all went to either Preds, FCA, or RoughRiders (and one that I know of went to Crabs).

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How many kids from the 2028 team joined other clubs this summer?

Heard one is going to hawks and one went to crabs.

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