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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: klmada] #44949
10/14/13 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by klmada
Just recently I backed my son off of going full speed lax all the time and gave him about a month and a half off before he started playing again. He looks great and he looks like he is revitalized and more focused and energized when hes playing. I think the time off really helped him. I think the more different sports they play the better and I would say definitely pick and choose the showcase/tournaments and clinics they are doing. It can all be too much. They need to time to relax and be kids. Its unreal how every day a new clinic/showcase and/or tournament shows up.


This is so true. There are waayyyy too many clinics and leagues popping up. Play lax in season with a winter league thrown in if time permits. Play other sports and be a kid! You parents that are listening to these coaches telling you it's all lax all the time you are being PLAYED! Save your money and take a vacation and spend some real quality time with junior.

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: The Hop] #44966
10/14/13 10:50 PM
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My advice... There is no money in professional lacrosse. The end game is maybe they play the game beyond high school while they get a quality education. Take the clinic money and invest in a tutor or a vacation before Junior resents you or the sport.

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: Anonymous] #44982
10/15/13 07:51 AM
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Just got an email from a D3 coach who is interested in my son. The last two statements he made in the email and I quote:

"Are you playing a different sport this fall? If you are keep at it, playing different sports will make you a better lax player"

"How are your grades" Remember, schoolwork comes first!

I think that about sums it up

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: Anonymous] #44993
10/15/13 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just got an email from a D3 coach who is interested in my son. The last two statements he made in the email and I quote:

"Are you playing a different sport this fall? If you are keep at it, playing different sports will make you a better lax player"

"How are your grades" Remember, schoolwork comes first!

I think that about sums it up


Not so fast! Of course the gades are important. Still not convivced about the other sports. My son will stop playing football to minimize the chance of a severe injury, as many of his teamates have suffered, concusion, torn ligaments and broken bones. My other son stopped soccer because that to, is a money grab, maybe worse than lacrosse, and there is too much overlap in season. Got tired of coaches constantly being pissed off at my kid. My sons now play pick up games of various other sports with friends. Since Lacrosse has become year round. They have practices and tournaments year long. We no longer will have race from one pracice/game to another, changing in the car. Lacrosse is the sport they love the most, so we are committed to that. My older son, who is committed to college, was actually cautioned about playing other sports with high injury potential by his college coach. I do realize that an injury can occur in any sport, but my sons will both play lacrosse in college, so to risk injury from a sport other than lacrosse is too risky .

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: Anonymous] #45022
10/15/13 12:20 PM
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Have seen a few studies and the opinion of most orthopedics docs is that single sport athletes are more prone to injury than multi sport athletes, for a couple basic reasons , overuse injuries and imbalance injuries as a result of building up more muscle etc. that is involved in your sport than muscle groups that may not be as involved.

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: Anonymous] #45061
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Have seen a few studies and the opinion of most orthopedics docs is that single sport athletes are more prone to injury than multi sport athletes, for a couple basic reasons , overuse injuries and imbalance injuries as a result of building up more muscle etc. that is involved in your sport than muscle groups that may not be as involved.


I think in the younger grades maybe 8th and below it's great to play multiple sports. I don't know how, unless the kid is an off the meters freak athlete, a kid can develop and keep the skills needed to play multiple sports at a very high level. Football is the worst sport ever for severe injuries, that's just a fact.
Why is it that some of the coaches out there have this mentality that playing another sport makes you better at lacrosse? Do the basketball coaches at some colleges think by playing lacrosse you'll get better at basketball??? How about swimming, tennis, golf, soccer, cross country?? Do you become better at these sports by playing lacrosse? I don't think so. Top Basketball recruits play ball in season and AAU out of season. They don't play Lacrosse to get better. It is the most ridiculous notion that playing another sport is going to somehow endow you with more ability in another. Will it keep you in shape if you don't workout or train? sure. I think that's about it. If there was some measurable effect that made you better by playing another sport in the off season, surely college teams and even pro teams would have there athletes playing other sports. It's just the opposite, most high level college and pro teams what their players to refrain from playing other sports for fear of injury.

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: Anonymous] #45066
10/15/13 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Have seen a few studies and the opinion of most orthopedics docs is that single sport athletes are more prone to injury than multi sport athletes, for a couple basic reasons , overuse injuries and imbalance injuries as a result of building up more muscle etc. that is involved in your sport than muscle groups that may not be as involved.


I think in the younger grades maybe 8th and below it's great to play multiple sports. I don't know how, unless the kid is an off the meters freak athlete, a kid can develop and keep the skills needed to play multiple sports at a very high level. Football is the worst sport ever for severe injuries, that's just a fact.
Why is it that some of the coaches out there have this mentality that playing another sport makes you better at lacrosse? Do the basketball coaches at some colleges think by playing lacrosse you'll get better at basketball??? How about swimming, tennis, golf, soccer, cross country?? Do you become better at these sports by playing lacrosse? I don't think so. Top Basketball recruits play ball in season and AAU out of season. They don't play Lacrosse to get better. It is the most ridiculous notion that playing another sport is going to somehow endow you with more ability in another. Will it keep you in shape if you don't workout or train? sure. I think that's about it. If there was some measurable effect that made you better by playing another sport in the off season, surely college teams and even pro teams would have there athletes playing other sports. It's just the opposite, most high level college and pro teams what their players to refrain from playing other sports for fear of injury.


Great post....agreed 100%

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: Anonymous] #45069
10/15/13 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Have seen a few studies and the opinion of most orthopedics docs is that single sport athletes are more prone to injury than multi sport athletes, for a couple basic reasons , overuse injuries and imbalance injuries as a result of building up more muscle etc. that is involved in your sport than muscle groups that may not be as involved.


I think in the younger grades maybe 8th and below it's great to play multiple sports. I don't know how, unless the kid is an off the meters freak athlete, a kid can develop and keep the skills needed to play multiple sports at a very high level. Football is the worst sport ever for severe injuries, that's just a fact.
Why is it that some of the coaches out there have this mentality that playing another sport makes you better at lacrosse? Do the basketball coaches at some colleges think by playing lacrosse you'll get better at basketball??? How about swimming, tennis, golf, soccer, cross country?? Do you become better at these sports by playing lacrosse? I don't think so. Top Basketball recruits play ball in season and AAU out of season. They don't play Lacrosse to get better. It is the most ridiculous notion that playing another sport is going to somehow endow you with more ability in another. Will it keep you in shape if you don't workout or train? sure. I think that's about it. If there was some measurable effect that made you better by playing another sport in the off season, surely college teams and even pro teams would have there athletes playing other sports. It's just the opposite, most high level college and pro teams what their players to refrain from playing other sports for fear of injury.


Did you not see the previous post. It answered your question. It said...

"Have seen a few studies and the opinion of most orthopedics docs is that single sport athletes are more prone to injury than multi sport athletes, for a couple basic reasons , overuse injuries and imbalance injuries as a result of building up more specific muscles etc. that is involved in your sport than muscle groups that may not be as involved."

I have read several studies that back up the notion of increased injuries in single sport athletes. I'm sure we would welcome some evidence to the contrary if you have any but I will take the word of orthopedic doctors who study sports injuries over yours...no offense.

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: Anonymous] #45095
10/15/13 09:10 PM
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Have seen a few studies and the opinion of most orthopedics docs is that single sport athletes are more prone to injury than multi sport athletes, for a couple basic reasons , overuse injuries and imbalance injuries as a result of building up more muscle etc. that is involved in your sport than muscle groups that may not be as involved.


I think in the younger grades maybe 8th and below it's great to play multiple sports. I don't know how, unless the kid is an off the meters freak athlete, a kid can develop and keep the skills needed to play multiple sports at a very high level. Football is the worst sport ever for severe injuries, that's just a fact.
Why is it that some of the coaches out there have this mentality that playing another sport makes you better at lacrosse? Do the basketball coaches at some colleges think by playing lacrosse you'll get better at basketball??? How about swimming, tennis, golf, soccer, cross country?? Do you become better at these sports by playing lacrosse? I don't think so. Top Basketball recruits play ball in season and AAU out of season. They don't play Lacrosse to get better. It is the most ridiculous notion that playing another sport is going to somehow endow you with more ability in another. Will it keep you in shape if you don't workout or train? sure. I think that's about it. If there was some measurable effect that made you better by playing another sport in the off season, surely college teams and even pro teams would have there athletes playing other sports. It's just the opposite, most high level college and pro teams what their players to refrain from playing other sports for fear of injury.


Did you not see the previous post. It answered your question. It said...

"Have seen a few studies and the opinion of most orthopedics docs is that single sport athletes are more prone to injury than multi sport athletes, for a couple basic reasons , overuse injuries and imbalance injuries as a result of building up more specific muscles etc. that is involved in your sport than muscle groups that may not be as involved."

I have read several studies that back up the notion of increased injuries in single sport athletes. I'm sure we would welcome some evidence to the contrary if you have any but I will take the word of orthopedic doctors who study sports injuries over yours...no offense.

Saw the post, just not the studies, what are they, and do they specifically address lacrosse, until then it is irrelevant.

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: Anonymous] #45106
10/16/13 06:19 AM
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Unless its specific to lacrosse its irrelevant? Ok Doc. Take two minutes to google "one sport kids injury" instead of posting silliness.

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: Anonymous] #45108
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Have seen a few studies and the opinion of most orthopedics docs is that single sport athletes are more prone to injury than multi sport athletes, for a couple basic reasons , overuse injuries and imbalance injuries as a result of building up more muscle etc. that is involved in your sport than muscle groups that may not be as involved.


I think in the younger grades maybe 8th and below it's great to play multiple sports. I don't know how, unless the kid is an off the meters freak athlete, a kid can develop and keep the skills needed to play multiple sports at a very high level. Football is the worst sport ever for severe injuries, that's just a fact.
Why is it that some of the coaches out there have this mentality that playing another sport makes you better at lacrosse? Do the basketball coaches at some colleges think by playing lacrosse you'll get better at basketball??? How about swimming, tennis, golf, soccer, cross country?? Do you become better at these sports by playing lacrosse? I don't think so. Top Basketball recruits play ball in season and AAU out of season. They don't play Lacrosse to get better. It is the most ridiculous notion that playing another sport is going to somehow endow you with more ability in another. Will it keep you in shape if you don't workout or train? sure. I think that's about it. If there was some measurable effect that made you better by playing another sport in the off season, surely college teams and even pro teams would have there athletes playing other sports. It's just the opposite, most high level college and pro teams what their players to refrain from playing other sports for fear of injury.


Did you not see the previous post. It answered your question. It said...

"Have seen a few studies and the opinion of most orthopedics docs is that single sport athletes are more prone to injury than multi sport athletes, for a couple basic reasons , overuse injuries and imbalance injuries as a result of building up more specific muscles etc. that is involved in your sport than muscle groups that may not be as involved."

I have read several studies that back up the notion of increased injuries in single sport athletes. I'm sure we would welcome some evidence to the contrary if you have any but I will take the word of orthopedic doctors who study sports injuries over yours...no offense.

Saw the post, just not the studies, what are they, and do they specifically address lacrosse, until then it is irrelevant.


I did see the post. The studies he refers to are over use in young children. Not fully developed 18 yo college bound young men. Look them up on the AAOS website. Also, look up an article in the WSJ from Hospital for Special Surgery that states a well rounded workout program in kids 10-12 and up a few times a week is the best way to prevent injury. Especially over use injuries. That's why I said from 8th grade down I believe there is benefit in playing multiple sports. As the athlete gets older, there is limited or no benefit. In fact, with a sport like football there is far more risk. Ask those same orthopedic surgeons how many football injuries they see.
Again, with regard to college bound athletes, when basketball, football and other colleges coaches start telling their recruits to play lacrosse in the off season, I'll start believing there's some benefit. Until then, it's a mentality that dates back to the football coach who also happens to coach lacrosse. No evidence to back up the notion that you'll somehow become a better lacrosse player. Prevention of over use injury in little kids? I agree.

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: Anonymous] #45135
10/16/13 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Unless its specific to lacrosse its irrelevant? Ok Doc. Take two minutes to google "one sport kids injury" instead of posting silliness.


We are having a conversation about a topic here. There is no reason for a simple minded person to go the personal attack route. Same person on the other threads acting like a fool possibly?
Moving on...is it healthy physically and developmentally to only play one sport year round? It's an argument with plenty of ammo on both sides. Many feel it's better to experience other organized sports that require different strategies and on field decision making skills that help expand the players primary sport repertoire. Others think it's better to focus on one sport and continue to improve. I feel diversified activities in the off season including another sport is preferred to single sport year round activities.

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: Anonymous] #45147
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I agree. A child playing multiple sports in the 3rd thru 8th grades range is one part of the child's development as a human being. Sports at those ages are about making friends, building confidence and having fun. It should not be about being recruited and scholarships.

The science behind the argument for one sport or multiple sports is out there for everyone to look at. There is studies that are for and against, just like anything in this world.

I can say that at the younger ages, some of the sports, can help develop their skills that are also useful in lacrosse. For example, in basketball, boxing out for a rebound helps with ground balls, setting a pick in basketball is exactly the same in lacrosse. So there is tons of things that the kids can learn from playing other sports during the year and lacrosse off-seasons.

Playing lacrosse all year round is great for your child's lacrosse skills, but is it great for there development as a person and their exposure to other things in life? It's a question each one of us should ask ourselves and answer truthfully. If your child has no interest in other sports beside lacrosse, that is one thing, but they need some downtime away from lacrosse also.

We are responsible for the choices that we make for our kids and the influence we have in the choices they make. Keep your eyes on the prize. The prize is the memories and moments you share with them along the way.

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: Anonymous] #45150
10/16/13 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Unless its specific to lacrosse its irrelevant? Ok Doc. Take two minutes to google "one sport kids injury" instead of posting silliness.


Clearly your suffering from way to many hits to the head.Hey, send your kid out to play football, good luck to you. By the way, they're talking about little kids playing one sport. Not college bound athletes. Hope your kid doesn't inherit your reading comprehension skills... Could be a tough go on the SAT's. Any parent who lets there committed D1 lax player continue to play football is mentally challenged. If the college coach says he wants him to, you tell him NO...

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Re: Money Grab Lax...is it all too much? [Re: Anonymous] #45152
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My 8th grade son plays on AA level club team all year, plays on the school lax team, volyball in winter and football in fall...So far injuries have been in all three--

heel problems, a broken finger a concusion and who knows whats next...

Let your kids play what they want as much as THEY want, as long as their grades (which are the only thing that counts) are straight As.


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