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#75752 - 08/22/14 08:28 AM A vs B What defines the level of play  
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Over the course of time the great debate has been what defines level of play. What is the true definition of an A team? Is a team that goes 0-4 in an A bracket but loses games by 1 or 2 goals not an A team? Is a .500 record good enough?

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#75764 - 08/22/14 09:06 AM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: CN lax]  

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The louder the mothers the more of an A team it is.....See, 91 Crush.

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#75770 - 08/22/14 09:20 AM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: CN lax]  

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A true A team will almost never lost to a B team and win most of those games by a very wide margin. The biggest difference is the speed of play.

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#75805 - 08/22/14 11:11 AM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: Anonymous]  

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Look at the US Lacrosse document here for example (US Lacrosse does have these docs for other ages):

http://www.uslacrosse.org/Portals/1...aches/practice/u13-tryout-guidelines.pdf

Mix in speed, agility, work ethic of players, and experience/quality of coaching. That is your answer and you can easily find the docs for the age group you are interested in.

No need to go into which programs are A, B, or even C.

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#75812 - 08/22/14 11:39 AM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: Anonymous]  

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Look at the US Lacrosse document here for example (US Lacrosse does have these docs for other ages):

http://www.uslacrosse.org/Portals/1...aches/practice/u13-tryout-guidelines.pdf

Mix in speed, agility, work ethic of players, and experience/quality of coaching. That is your answer and you can easily find the docs for the age group you are interested in.

No need to go into which programs are A, B, or even C.



That's a terrific link. Thanks for posting

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#75821 - 08/22/14 12:13 PM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: Anonymous]  

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This thread will be about who is a A program and who is a B program before the next page. The morons cant help themselves.

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#75824 - 08/22/14 12:25 PM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: CN lax]  

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Originally Posted by ViperLaxAD
Over the course of time the great debate has been what defines level of play. What is the true definition of an A team? Is a team that goes 0-4 in an A bracket but loses games by 1 or 2 goals not an A team? Is a .500 record good enough?


I think if a team can keep the final score within 4 goals of another team they are in the same caliber of the team they are playing. To much weight is put on a team going undefeated to an A (or AA) team.

As to who (player) is actually an A B or developing is a hard question to answer. As for as the player, IMHO the outlined specs for an A and B player miss the aspect of speed.

Additionally "Excellent" and "good" are relative terms. What is excellent to you may be good to me or vis versa.

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#75825 - 08/22/14 12:28 PM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: Anonymous]  
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This thread will be about who is a A program and who is a B program before the next page. The morons cant help themselves.


Haha, so true.

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#75842 - 08/22/14 01:48 PM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: Anonymous]  

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The louder the mothers the more of an A team it is.....See, 91 Crush.


lol, Amen.

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#75845 - 08/22/14 01:53 PM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: CN lax]  

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Originally Posted by ViperLaxAD
Over the course of time the great debate has been what defines level of play. What is the true definition of an A team? Is a team that goes 0-4 in an A bracket but loses games by 1 or 2 goals not an A team? Is a .500 record good enough?

Are you trying to prepare yourself for if/when your son's Viper team jumps from B brackets to A brackets?

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#75851 - 08/22/14 02:05 PM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: CN lax]  

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why don't you ask your son the same ? see what he thinks. see if he cares, and get back to us.

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#75863 - 08/22/14 03:05 PM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: Anonymous]  

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why don't you ask your son the same ? see what he thinks. see if he cares, and get back to us.


Who is this post aimed at?

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#75897 - 08/22/14 05:37 PM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: Anonymous]  

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Originally Posted by ViperLaxAD
Over the course of time the great debate has been what defines level of play. What is the true definition of an A team? Is a team that goes 0-4 in an A bracket but loses games by 1 or 2 goals not an A team? Is a .500 record good enough?


I think if a team can keep the final score within 4 goals of another team they are in the same caliber of the team they are playing. To much weight is put on a team going undefeated to an A (or AA) team.

As to who (player) is actually an A B or developing is a hard question to answer. As for as the player, IMHO the outlined specs for an A and B player miss the aspect of speed.

Additionally "Excellent" and "good" are relative terms. What is excellent to you may be good to me or vis versa.


Well said!

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#93723 - 11/10/14 03:21 PM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: CN lax]  

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A and B squads are also a key element in any sport if you have enough players to divide into 2 squads all players benefit

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#93763 - 11/10/14 05:30 PM Re: A vs B What defines the level of play [Re: Anonymous]  

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A and B squads are also a key element in any sport if you have enough players to divide into 2 squads all players benefit

and to me that is where sports fall apart. It is not enough to have the quantity of kids for an A and a B team. but you need to have the quality of A kids to make an A team.

In a sports like lacrosse you need at least 12 "A" players to make a legit A team. If you only have 6 A players that doesn't help anyone. in age groups of 4th grade and under you are foolish and misguided to break out A and B. As regular town PAl like teams. Travel you pay for your child to play. and you want them in the highest level they can play.

In travel Your child gets selected to a particular team (politics aside) If you don't believe the level your child gets selected for... you change the level by changing the team/organization and get to the level you believe your child belongs. If he doesn't play or is over their head you will know.
Breaking up the kids for the sake of having A and B teams misses the point. and if you don't get that you never will.

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