having been through it twice now i would encourage any group of parents that can pull it off to skip middle school lacrosse. School budgets have created a situation where there are too many kids per team and not enough coaches manage them properly. In 10 years it will be the norm just like soccer.
I get your point but who would they play? Need a bunch of teams to do it.
Obviously you did not see 7th grade pro player town division. Some pretty hot town teams played Smithtown Islip Bayshore West Islip. PAL on steriods
But that's not representative of middle school, where they have 35-40 kids and participation takes precedent over all else.
It was meant to say 7th and 8th grade.
But I believe the poster means that. Pro player type games is what they want not MS format. Have the best play and screw the all participating function of MS lax. Who does it help the developing player. It hampers and holds back up the elite player. If towns wanted their teams to be strong in HS they would support this.
35-40 player rosters helps who. How many teams really cut players.?