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What’s did they do…..#1 transferred to McD because it’s a much better school then St P academically and lacrosse wise. .#2 never prefirsted or held back

You are trying to make us believe that the academic and athletics gap between the two schools is so great that he needed to repeat 8th grade?

#1 is a very smart kid and is class president at McD. If you meet him, you can tell that "all cylinders are firing." I have a hard time believing such a gap existed in his case.

Own it. "We held #1 back, as the rules allow, because it was the difference between being the #38 recruit and the #1 recruit - the difference being "very talented" and "dominant." Top recruits are "dominant." We learned from that experience and started #2 a year late, as the rules allow, and he's showing just as much talent if not more, and is a likely top 10 recruit in his own class."

All of those things are true, why not just go there. Nobody (who matters) really objects. As others have noted, the elite 11th grade club teams are nearly all holdbacks. It's not a coincidence and it's very much allowed (for now). Even if the rules change, these decisions were made by the Millon family based on the rules at the time. Why make excuses for the guy?

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He didn’t do a pre first. He just started a year late.
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lol at McD being much more academicly strenuous than SP. That's [Censored]

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STP average SAT 1410 #24 private HS in MD
McD average SAT 1320 #9 private HS in MD

That's a non reason to take a kid out of a school where's he's excelling in sports and academics, to hold him back at the other school. Both of these schools are in the top 100-200 nationally in nearly every relevant ranking.

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I’ll never understand how so many folks are so obsessed with what that man chooses to do with HIS CHILDREN.

It’s so bizzare.

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I’ll never understand how so many folks are so obsessed with what that man chooses to do with HIS CHILDREN.

It’s so bizzare.

I agree Mark, only thing is that you promote them like they are professional athletes. And the other many may not know, You were totally and vehemently against holdbacks when you first started with your chosen one. Of course that changed LOL

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What’s did they do…..#1 transferred to McD because it’s a much better school then St P academically and lacrosse wise. .#2 never prefirsted or held back

Calm down Mark, Its still a free world to do what you want. Get your advantage and take it, others can watch as the top Attackman in world structs on by.

As as someone who will live in infamy said many years ago " Give it to the 9th grader "

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I’ll never understand how so many folks are so obsessed with what that man chooses to do with HIS CHILDREN.

It’s so bizzare.

I'll never understand how Millon is so obsessed with publicly marketing and monetizing HIS CHILDREN and making them cornerstones in his business venture.

It's so bizarre.

Honestly if it was some unapologetic Dad who wasn't actively monetizing his children, nobody would really care.

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What’s did they do…..#1 transferred to McD because it’s a much better school then St P academically and lacrosse wise. .#2 never prefirsted or held back

You are trying to make us believe that the academic and athletics gap between the two schools is so great that he needed to repeat 8th grade?

#1 is a very smart kid and is class president at McD. If you meet him, you can tell that "all cylinders are firing." I have a hard time believing such a gap existed in his case.

Own it. "We held #1 back, as the rules allow, because it was the difference between being the #38 recruit and the #1 recruit - the difference being "very talented" and "dominant." Top recruits are "dominant." We learned from that experience and started #2 a year late, as the rules allow, and he's showing just as much talent if not more, and is a likely top 10 recruit in his own class."

All of those things are true, why not just go there. Nobody (who matters) really objects. As others have noted, the elite 11th grade club teams are nearly all holdbacks. It's not a coincidence and it's very much allowed (for now). Even if the rules change, these decisions were made by the Millon family based on the rules at the time. Why make excuses for the guy?

Totally took advantage of the the system, to get his kid advantages! He’s not the only one, can’t wait for rules to change at the youth level. It will Even up the playing fields at the youth level and give on age lower and middle class kids a fair chance to develop. It will make it more fair for families who can not afford to “game” the system!

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What’s did they do…..#1 transferred to McD because it’s a much better school then St P academically and lacrosse wise. .#2 never prefirsted or held back

You are trying to make us believe that the academic and athletics gap between the two schools is so great that he needed to repeat 8th grade?

#1 is a very smart kid and is class president at McD. If you meet him, you can tell that "all cylinders are firing." I have a hard time believing such a gap existed in his case.

Own it. "We held #1 back, as the rules allow, because it was the difference between being the #38 recruit and the #1 recruit - the difference being "very talented" and "dominant." Top recruits are "dominant." We learned from that experience and started #2 a year late, as the rules allow, and he's showing just as much talent if not more, and is a likely top 10 recruit in his own class."

All of those things are true, why not just go there. Nobody (who matters) really objects. As others have noted, the elite 11th grade club teams are nearly all holdbacks. It's not a coincidence and it's very much allowed (for now). Even if the rules change, these decisions were made by the Millon family based on the rules at the time. Why make excuses for the guy?

Totally took advantage of the the system, to get his kid advantages! He’s not the only one, can’t wait for rules to change at the youth level. It will Even up the playing fields at the youth level and give on age lower and middle class kids a fair chance to develop. It will make it more fair for families who can not afford to “game” the system!

You're correct but also, so what. Until the rules change, they are what they are, and the sport of lacrosse (once modernized in elite schools) has never ever ever ever been a meritocracy. Millon #1 is surely and truly the best recruit in all of Canada and the USA? Including all players known and unknown? He's extremely talented, very hard working, and was provided advantages that others didn't have, such as being featured in club lax offensive sets since age 7. And holding back and transferring from the #30 lax school in the country to the #4-6 lax school in the country. All these things are true. And allowed.

The psychological curiosity for me, is since my above point is true, why do holdback/pre-first/started-late/other excuse parents have so many excuses? How about "lax is important to our family's culture and history and yeah we did it. We could afford to put him on a track to upper D1 while similar kids his age go play D2 or lower D1. So what, buzz off." So why are they so quick to lie about all of it?

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lol at McD being much more academicly strenuous than SP. That's [Censored]

I cant speak for McD. But StP does get a lot of ... less academically skilled kids ... passing through its doors.

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What’s did they do…..#1 transferred to McD because it’s a much better school then St P academically and lacrosse wise. .#2 never prefirsted or held back

You are trying to make us believe that the academic and athletics gap between the two schools is so great that he needed to repeat 8th grade?

#1 is a very smart kid and is class president at McD. If you meet him, you can tell that "all cylinders are firing." I have a hard time believing such a gap existed in his case.

Own it. "We held #1 back, as the rules allow, because it was the difference between being the #38 recruit and the #1 recruit - the difference being "very talented" and "dominant." Top recruits are "dominant." We learned from that experience and started #2 a year late, as the rules allow, and he's showing just as much talent if not more, and is a likely top 10 recruit in his own class."

All of those things are true, why not just go there. Nobody (who matters) really objects. As others have noted, the elite 11th grade club teams are nearly all holdbacks. It's not a coincidence and it's very much allowed (for now). Even if the rules change, these decisions were made by the Millon family based on the rules at the time. Why make excuses for the guy?

Totally took advantage of the the system, to get his kid advantages! He’s not the only one, can’t wait for rules to change at the youth level. It will Even up the playing fields at the youth level and give on age lower and middle class kids a fair chance to develop. It will make it more fair for families who can not afford to “game” the system!

You're correct but also, so what. Until the rules change, they are what they are, and the sport of lacrosse (once modernized in elite schools) has never ever ever ever been a meritocracy. Millon #1 is surely and truly the best recruit in all of Canada and the USA? Including all players known and unknown? He's extremely talented, very hard working, and was provided advantages that others didn't have, such as being featured in club lax offensive sets since age 7. And holding back and transferring from the #30 lax school in the country to the #4-6 lax school in the country. All these things are true. And allowed.

The psychological curiosity for me, is since my above point is true, why do holdback/pre-first/started-late/other excuse parents have so many excuses? How about "lax is important to our family's culture and history and yeah we did it. We could afford to put him on a track to upper D1 while similar kids his age go play D2 or lower D1. So what, buzz off." So why are they so quick to lie about all of it?

Would you admit that your son couldnt make it on age and needed to play down to compete and reach your/his dreams

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What’s did they do…..#1 transferred to McD because it’s a much better school then St P academically and lacrosse wise. .#2 never prefirsted or held back

You are trying to make us believe that the academic and athletics gap between the two schools is so great that he needed to repeat 8th grade?

#1 is a very smart kid and is class president at McD. If you meet him, you can tell that "all cylinders are firing." I have a hard time believing such a gap existed in his case.

Own it. "We held #1 back, as the rules allow, because it was the difference between being the #38 recruit and the #1 recruit - the difference being "very talented" and "dominant." Top recruits are "dominant." We learned from that experience and started #2 a year late, as the rules allow, and he's showing just as much talent if not more, and is a likely top 10 recruit in his own class."

All of those things are true, why not just go there. Nobody (who matters) really objects. As others have noted, the elite 11th grade club teams are nearly all holdbacks. It's not a coincidence and it's very much allowed (for now). Even if the rules change, these decisions were made by the Millon family based on the rules at the time. Why make excuses for the guy?

Totally took advantage of the the system, to get his kid advantages! He’s not the only one, can’t wait for rules to change at the youth level. It will Even up the playing fields at the youth level and give on age lower and middle class kids a fair chance to develop. It will make it more fair for families who can not afford to “game” the system!

You're correct but also, so what. Until the rules change, they are what they are, and the sport of lacrosse (once modernized in elite schools) has never ever ever ever been a meritocracy. Millon #1 is surely and truly the best recruit in all of Canada and the USA? Including all players known and unknown? He's extremely talented, very hard working, and was provided advantages that others didn't have, such as being featured in club lax offensive sets since age 7. And holding back and transferring from the #30 lax school in the country to the #4-6 lax school in the country. All these things are true. And allowed.

The psychological curiosity for me, is since my above point is true, why do holdback/pre-first/started-late/other excuse parents have so many excuses? How about "lax is important to our family's culture and history and yeah we did it. We could afford to put him on a track to upper D1 while similar kids his age go play D2 or lower D1. So what, buzz off." So why are they so quick to lie about all of it?

Would you admit that your son couldnt make it on age and needed to play down to compete and reach your/his dreams
OR would you admit your kid needs to old back academically?

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What’s did they do…..#1 transferred to McD because it’s a much better school then St P academically and lacrosse wise. .#2 never prefirsted or held back

You are trying to make us believe that the academic and athletics gap between the two schools is so great that he needed to repeat 8th grade?

#1 is a very smart kid and is class president at McD. If you meet him, you can tell that "all cylinders are firing." I have a hard time believing such a gap existed in his case.

Own it. "We held #1 back, as the rules allow, because it was the difference between being the #38 recruit and the #1 recruit - the difference being "very talented" and "dominant." Top recruits are "dominant." We learned from that experience and started #2 a year late, as the rules allow, and he's showing just as much talent if not more, and is a likely top 10 recruit in his own class."

All of those things are true, why not just go there. Nobody (who matters) really objects. As others have noted, the elite 11th grade club teams are nearly all holdbacks. It's not a coincidence and it's very much allowed (for now). Even if the rules change, these decisions were made by the Millon family based on the rules at the time. Why make excuses for the guy?

Totally took advantage of the the system, to get his kid advantages! He’s not the only one, can’t wait for rules to change at the youth level. It will Even up the playing fields at the youth level and give on age lower and middle class kids a fair chance to develop. It will make it more fair for families who can not afford to “game” the system!

You're correct but also, so what. Until the rules change, they are what they are, and the sport of lacrosse (once modernized in elite schools) has never ever ever ever been a meritocracy. Millon #1 is surely and truly the best recruit in all of Canada and the USA? Including all players known and unknown? He's extremely talented, very hard working, and was provided advantages that others didn't have, such as being featured in club lax offensive sets since age 7. And holding back and transferring from the #30 lax school in the country to the #4-6 lax school in the country. All these things are true. And allowed.

The psychological curiosity for me, is since my above point is true, why do holdback/pre-first/started-late/other excuse parents have so many excuses? How about "lax is important to our family's culture and history and yeah we did it. We could afford to put him on a track to upper D1 while similar kids his age go play D2 or lower D1. So what, buzz off." So why are they so quick to lie about all of it?

Exactly the system is broken and benefits Elite families who can afford to “work the system” and take advantage of holding back to gain an advantage! I Can’t wait for the rules to go into effect that will make the sport more fair at the youth age groups! Then, the elite parents will not have that advantage card to play in the developing years!

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