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Yes they do... Their B team is called "The A team"

Call is what you want. They have one team going forward at this level. That comes directly from families.

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Wrong. The LI UA team had a bunch of 2026s mixed in with the 25s playing against regions with holdbacks and even some double holdbacks. Not complaining, its just the truth. The LI 2023/24 team went 4-1. For the 25/26s, it wasn't about favors, propping up organizational kids, or the talent level of LI vs the rest of the country. It was a relatively young team that was severely shorthanded due to injuries.

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Wrong. The LI UA team had a bunch of 2026s mixed in with the 25s playing against regions with holdbacks and even some double holdbacks. Not complaining, its just the truth. The LI 2023/24 team went 4-1. For the 25/26s, it wasn't about favors, propping up organizational kids, or the talent level of LI vs the rest of the country. It was a relatively young team that was severely shorthanded due to injuries.
They went 0-5 which is embarrassing, maybe next time don’t let the same people run the selection process because they did a terrible job.

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A lot of kids didn’t even tryout. Summer is packed with so many different events.

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Wrong. The LI UA team had a bunch of 2026s mixed in with the 25s playing against regions with holdbacks and even some double holdbacks. Not complaining, its just the truth. The LI 2023/24 team went 4-1. For the 25/26s, it wasn't about favors, propping up organizational kids, or the talent level of LI vs the rest of the country. It was a relatively young team that was severely shorthanded due to injuries.
They went 0-5 which is embarrassing, maybe next time don’t let the same people run the selection process because they did a terrible job.

The best 2025s apparently didn’t tryout from looking at the roster. So they picked the best players from who came to tryouts.

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What all the buzz these days about tryouts? Whos doing what?

Not a lot happened on A teams. Some 2nd tier teams still having supplementals.not a lot will change.

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You may find it embarrassing, but those kids still made a team that you wouldn’t have made when you were 15. So they’re still way ahead of you. How embarrassing.

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Where can we see the roster?

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What happened to the Command team at UA? We’re they outcoached or overmatched?

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So many supplemental tryouts this season. So glad my sons doesn’t have them. I think that supplementals based on experience could mean the team is short and looking players. I would make sure you ask your club NOW about your sons roster. You definitely don’t want to show up in Sept at the first practice with 16 kids and one goalie.

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So many supplemental tryouts this season. So glad my sons doesn’t have them. I think that supplementals based on experience could mean the team is short and looking players. I would make sure you ask your club NOW about your sons roster. You definitely don’t want to show up in Sept at the first practice with 16 kids and one goalie.

Usually means greedy club owners looking for more money.

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So many supplemental tryouts this season. So glad my sons doesn’t have them. I think that supplementals based on experience could mean the team is short and looking players. I would make sure you ask your club NOW about your sons roster. You definitely don’t want to show up in Sept at the first practice with 16 kids and one goalie.

Usually means greedy club owners looking for more money.

I disagree. I am of the opinion those teams can potentially turn in Igloo B, True Blue B and Legrush White from last season. All of those situations were not good.

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Teams looking to fill out B teams and potentially add an A player. Some 91 kids already looking to jump ship as they just keep adding out of state kids that only show up at tournaments

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Teams looking to fill out B teams and potentially add an A player. Some 91 kids already looking to jump ship as they just keep adding out of state kids that only show up at tournaments
All the teams are looking to add the "national designation" some will be successful some will not. Just more of the same [Censored] see, [Censored] do in the world of LI youth lacrosse.

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So many supplemental tryouts this season. So glad my sons doesn’t have them. I think that supplementals based on experience could mean the team is short and looking players. I would make sure you ask your club NOW about your sons roster. You definitely don’t want to show up in Sept at the first practice with 16 kids and one goalie.
Or you'll find out they have 30 kids and 3 goalies and they'll "figure" out a way to make it work. In other words, they'll take every last dollar that signs up and hope people don't complain.

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So many supplemental tryouts this season. So glad my sons doesn’t have them. I think that supplementals based on experience could mean the team is short and looking players. I would make sure you ask your club NOW about your sons roster. You definitely don’t want to show up in Sept at the first practice with 16 kids and one goalie.
Or you'll find out they have 30 kids and 3 goalies and they'll "figure" out a way to make it work. In other words, they'll take every last dollar that signs up and hope people don't complain.

Yeah, but that’s on the parent before you commit. Ask those questions and get some transparency before that first practice. We post about all the pain points of club lax here. Simple ask the club, what’s the commuted roster size, please confirm it will not grow if set, if not, what’s the plan if we only have 15 kids, will you bring in guest players, how many kids are rostered in my sons position, etc etc etc. They all have phones and email like we all do.

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So many supplemental tryouts this season. So glad my sons doesn’t have them. I think that supplementals based on experience could mean the team is short and looking players. I would make sure you ask your club NOW about your sons roster. You definitely don’t want to show up in Sept at the first practice with 16 kids and one goalie.
Or you'll find out they have 30 kids and 3 goalies and they'll "figure" out a way to make it work. In other words, they'll take every last dollar that signs up and hope people don't complain.

Yeah, but that’s on the parent before you commit. Ask those questions and get some transparency before that first practice. We post about all the pain points of club lax here. Simple ask the club, what’s the commuted roster size, please confirm it will not grow if set, if not, what’s the plan if we only have 15 kids, will you bring in guest players, how many kids are rostered in my sons position, etc etc etc. They all have phones and email like we all do.
Has anyone ever gotten an honest answer from a club owner. Bait and switch is common practice. Rosters changed, positions moved, less practices, coaching shortages and changes. There is little recourse once the payment is made. Most families do not have the financial means to swallow the loss and move clubs. You're typically stuck to ride out the year. I just spoke to a parent who felt they lost almost two years with a program getting bashed on here. They finally moved to another club

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Is there now a 3rd Express team n the 2025s?

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Since everything becomes showcasing and highlighting recruit-able kids. Better players will miss team events in lieu of individual events. Hasn't changed much over last several years.

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Is there now a 3rd Express team n the 2025s?

I heard they may. But Email and ask them.

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Any advice for missing hs games for elite club games and how to best message? Tips and cautionary tales appreciated.


Don't do it. School ball ALWAYS comes first
The MUCH larger question is why is a club even trying to make this conflict happen? There is ZERO reason to be playing anything club during the HS season.

Clubs have all summer, fall ball and in some cases winter ball. No reason any club should be asking their kids to miss HS practice or games for club sports. None.

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My son and daughter never had these conflicts. They both play varsity and club. Club coaches pretty much know not to schedule stuff during HS seasons. In fact the club coaches are also high school coaches, so they are busy for those few months with their school teams too. However club is a lot of money, I do think a few Sunday practices, Easter week practices should be happening. Maybe some team training sessions. Something. I don’t agree with paying all this money and no club March, April, May.

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Any advice for missing hs games for elite club games and how to best message? Tips and cautionary tales appreciated.


Don't do it. School ball ALWAYS comes first
The MUCH larger question is why is a club even trying to make this conflict happen? There is ZERO reason to be playing anything club during the HS season.

Clubs have all summer, fall ball and in some cases winter ball. No reason any club should be asking their kids to miss HS practice or games for club sports. None.
So they can charge you 5k for year round training. Completely unnecessary. Most of them are multi sport athletes and have no time fall/winter to practice. Maybe something before the spring season/tryouts kick in. Once hs season starts they're practicing/playing 6 days per week. Enough already.

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Rebels B team is good program. The coaches are TOP NOTCH guys and the team is improving. Too bad the rest of the program doesnt follow their lead.

But that is what is most important to the kids these days. They didn’t add anybody. I heard few FLG players might have went. But FLG wasn’t good anymore which is why they folded the boys program.

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Rebels B team is good program. The coaches are TOP NOTCH guys and the team is improving. Too bad the rest of the program doesnt follow their lead.

But that is what is most important to the kids these days. They didn’t add anybody. I heard few FLG players might have went. But FLG wasn’t good anymore which is why they folded the boys program.
What is going on at FLG. Have they folded the boys programs entirely, it wasn't so long ago they had some very good older players

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THey added 4 or 5 new kids There was minor movement

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Any advice for missing hs games for elite club games and how to best message? Tips and cautionary tales appreciated.


Don't do it. School ball ALWAYS comes first
The MUCH larger question is why is a club even trying to make this conflict happen? There is ZERO reason to be playing anything club during the HS season.

Clubs have all summer, fall ball and in some cases winter ball. No reason any club should be asking their kids to miss HS practice or games for club sports. None.
Here's the problem with HS lacrosse. There are only a handful of A programs on Long Island, maybe 6 or 7 teams and that is being generous. A good portion of those A players will attend either Chaminade or St. Anthony's. The rest of that pool of players is spread across literally dozens of other school districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties. You end up with a few A players at each school and the rest of the roster is B players or non-club. The overall talent on your average HS team is so low, even at the varsity level, that the games are unwatchable. Obviously there a small handful of exceptions where the school has a bunch of really good players and a good coach, but few and far between.

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FLG is done.

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FLG is done.

That’s unfortunate. Aside from club teams, they had some great off seasonal training programs that all my kids benefited from.

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Rebels B team is good program. The coaches are TOP NOTCH guys and the team is improving. Too bad the rest of the program doesnt follow their lead.

But that is what is most important to the kids these days. They didn’t add anybody. I heard few FLG players might have went. But FLG wasn’t good anymore which is why they folded the boys program.

FLG folded.. rebels red hawks staff does a great job and added pieces. The whole program supports the teams including the 2nd teams.. that’s important

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Redhawks decent. Team improved over the course of the season. Their "A" team tho? Not so much. A complete 180 and they are losing kids left and right. Chrome is tarnished

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Red Hawks got the coaching right. Kids enjoy being part of that team. That’s the difference.

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FLG is done.
do turtles still have a 2025 team? heard they lost their only 2 good players

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FLG is done.
do turtles still have a 2025 team? heard they lost their only 2 good players

Yes they have a team. Yes they lost their better players. The problem was parents thought they were an A team and they blamed injuries and lost in B brackets. . They finished their schedule early and didn’t practice more than 4 times.

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Red Hawks got the coaching right. Kids enjoy being part of that team. That’s the difference.

Sigh…okay. Did they absorb 24 East or was it Leagcy. That is the latest rumor

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Red Hawks got the coaching right. Kids enjoy being part of that team. That’s the difference.

Sigh…okay. Did they absorb 24 East or was it Leagcy. That is the latest rumor

Hearing a bit of both, but believe most of us are heading to the Rebels for tryouts this weekend.

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FLG is done.
Saw the decline over the years. Have an older one who played for them and great experience. They seem to have turned their attention to other things related to lacrosse instead of teams and training. The whole club scene has changed dramatically in the last few years, and not in a good way. The goal wasn't always recruitment or bust, now every A team has you believing and paying for it.

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FLG is done.
do turtles still have a 2025 team? heard they lost their only 2 good players

Yes they have a team. Yes they lost their better players. The problem was parents thought they were an A team and they blamed injuries and lost in B brackets. . They finished their schedule early and didn’t practice more than 4 times.

Where did those better players go?

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FLG is done.
A lot of unhappy players & parents from that '25 FLG team.

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