If I’m paying 3k to 4K +++ per year, for my kid to play on some very average B team, and my kid loses playing time to some kid that isn’t even on the team, then I am one pissed off ombre! Can someone enlighten me as to why a paying customer would put up with a coach like that?
It's good business and all clubs do it. They take 23 - 30 kids knowing only 15-18 will play. The rest either are happy anyway and stay for whatever their reason or leave and are replaced by someone else. The ones who leave go to another club. Their kid either plays there causing other people to leave for greener pastures, or they don't and the kid leaves and trys somewhere else. Either way, kids move teams and clubs and the cycle repeats itself.
Clubs make money. Unrealistic parents get fleeced. Unrealistic people get fleeced anyway so there is no difference with this and anything else.
So says the Launch cheater dad. Actually only some bad B teams do it. Majority don’t. No AA teams do it. None. Only trashy coaches on trashy B teams. And only trashy parents of bad players accept it, since it is their only hope of seeing their kid playing with any real talent and “possibly” win a game or two.
AA teams do indeed bring in guests. The 2022 Aug 31 game had a kid from Express playing for 91 Maryland. My sons 2023 team had a guest FOGO this past summer.
Why am I not surprised your sons team had a guest....see a trend here?
Love your comparisons to the MD cheater teams. How appropriate! You just compared your Launch team to the documented, true dirt of youth sports... MD youth lacrosse! Thank you... I couldn’t have done better!
There isn’t a single team in the MD HoCo league that has an on age player that touches the field! Do they borrow players from time to time? Bro, they’d sell their mother for a single win!
Corrupt to the core!
And you picked a doozy! Team 91 MD Fire knew they couldn’t compete with top 2022 LI teams like Smash. So what do they do? How about going out and borrowing one of the top players in the grade, which of course is from LI.
Yeah, 91 coach/director Millon, the poster boy for MD trash, thought he could stay under the cheating radar with that one. But the announcers of the game called him out on national TV multiple times! No more dirty little secret! How embarrassing! Getting caught cheating in a nationally televised tournament, with hundreds of D1 coaches watching.
Were there any other guest players at that tourney? Does Smash use guest players? Has Taz ever used a guest player? Has Wolfpack ever used a guest player? Does Express use guest players? Has any reputable non-MD team used guest players? No. No. No. No. No...
Having said all that, there is no team that I am aware of that depends on guest players, or uses them with the regularity that Launch does.
Again, thank you for the comparison to the MD filth teams. Corrupt to the core! I couldn’t have done better myself!
But then again, you are comparing a crappy B team to AA teams. Nobody cares about crappy B teams that can’t even field a competitive team.