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Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 03/25/20 04:00 PM
Team 91!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 03/25/20 05:44 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Team 91!!!!

...............................................................................will be holding supplemental tryouts now that they have had the quarantine to think about things smile
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 03/25/20 05:47 PM
Great 91 dad broke the old thread. See that is why we can't have nice things
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 03/25/20 06:37 PM
Serious question to 91 parents of kids who sit bench. Why do you continue to be part of this train wreck? Why not play Kelly post , Koopers or breakers It can’t be for the coaching. I mean come on!! Half the team couldn’t even make their middle school team!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 03/27/20 04:55 PM
Subject: GHCLC Spring Season - POSTPONED



Club Directors and Administrators,



We will be extending the GHCLC start date to AT LEAST the weekend of April 24th.



We're going to explore different avenues (i.e shortened season, multi-weekend tournament, etc.) as we work through this tough time. The league and it's Board of Directors will continue to discuss contingency plans. We also understand that many of our clubs/organizations fall under several different jurisdictions and must adhere to those regulations.



Please visit https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Recreation-and-Parks for more detailed information



Thank you for your patience during this time. As always, please reach out with any pressing questions.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 03/28/20 08:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Subject: GHCLC Spring Season - POSTPONED



Club Directors and Administrators,



We will be extending the GHCLC start date to AT LEAST the weekend of April 24th.



We're going to explore different avenues (i.e shortened season, multi-weekend tournament, etc.) as we work through this tough time. The league and it's Board of Directors will continue to discuss contingency plans. We also understand that many of our clubs/organizations fall under several different jurisdictions and must adhere to those regulations.



Please visit https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Recreation-and-Parks for more detailed information



Thank you for your patience during this time. As always, please reach out with any pressing questions.


No chance this season happens...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 03/30/20 12:36 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Subject: GHCLC Spring Season - POSTPONED



Club Directors and Administrators,



We will be extending the GHCLC start date to AT LEAST the weekend of April 24th.



We're going to explore different avenues (i.e shortened season, multi-weekend tournament, etc.) as we work through this tough time. The league and it's Board of Directors will continue to discuss contingency plans. We also understand that many of our clubs/organizations fall under several different jurisdictions and must adhere to those regulations.



Please visit https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Recreation-and-Parks for more detailed information



Thank you for your patience during this time. As always, please reach out with any pressing questions.


No chance this season happens...


I'm with ya. Summer has to be iffy at this point
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 03/30/20 02:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Subject: GHCLC Spring Season - POSTPONED



Club Directors and Administrators,



We will be extending the GHCLC start date to AT LEAST the weekend of April 24th.



We're going to explore different avenues (i.e shortened season, multi-weekend tournament, etc.) as we work through this tough time. The league and it's Board of Directors will continue to discuss contingency plans. We also understand that many of our clubs/organizations fall under several different jurisdictions and must adhere to those regulations.



Please visit https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Recreation-and-Parks for more detailed information



Thank you for your patience during this time. As always, please reach out with any pressing questions.


No chance this season happens...


I'm with ya. Summer has to be iffy at this point

Summer lacrosse is very iffy. Best case scenario might require a little creativity. I think tournaments are out. Perhaps a few scheduled games between local teams could work if new precautions were taken. Parents may watch from cars or distanced spaces. I think travel will be ruled out so if some fields are allowed to be used, it will be not until July and August at which time the events will have all been re-scheduled. A few local "play day" type formats are probably the best we can hope for.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 04/23/20 11:51 AM
Kent Island just canceled their rec season yesterday
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 04/26/20 10:44 AM
HoCo officially cancelled. Based on Governor Hogan’s plan there probably won’t be any lax this summer either. See you in the fall.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 04/26/20 12:35 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
HoCo officially cancelled. Based on Governor Hogan’s plan there probably won’t be any lax this summer either. See you in the fall.


Tru dat. Hogan will be in a race with NY/NJ to be the last state to unwind his ridiculous jack-booted proclamations. He has a huge issue with Ocean City and the gigantic hole of tax money being lost. I wouldn't be too sure about sports in this region at all until Spring 2021 given the way he's acted so far.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 04/26/20 06:53 PM
is it true that a top 10 squad is moving to a open western state for august to practice daily?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 04/27/20 12:33 AM
A top 10 26 squad? HA HA HA HA!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 04/27/20 02:19 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
is it true that a top 10 squad is moving to a open western state for august to practice daily?


That is the densest thing I have ever heard.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 04/27/20 12:29 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
is it true that a top 10 squad is moving to a open western state for august to practice daily?


This is when you know it's time to stop going to the dispensary!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 04/29/20 01:57 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
is it true that a top 10 squad is moving to a open western state for august to practice daily?


This is when you know it's time to stop going to the dispensary!


Who is doing this?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 04/29/20 11:13 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
is it true that a top 10 squad is moving to a open western state for august to practice daily?


This is when you know it's time to stop going to the dispensary!


Who is doing this?


No, he's on first.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 04/29/20 07:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
is it true that a top 10 squad is moving to a open western state for august to practice daily?


This is when you know it's time to stop going to the dispensary!


Who is doing this?


No, he's on first.

True
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 04/30/20 09:50 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
is it true that a top 10 squad is moving to a open western state for august to practice daily?


This is when you know it's time to stop going to the dispensary!


Who is doing this?


No, he's on first.

True


True Lacrosse does have teams and camps out west. It does look like they are accepting registrations for summer camp in Utah.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/05/20 09:37 PM
I thought the question only asked about top 10 teams?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/06/20 05:48 PM
PLL just announced a no fans allowed tournament in late July. You can kiss the youth season goodbye. If they won’t put the Pros at risk until Then they won’t put our sons at risk either even if the data shows otherwise.

See you at August tryouts.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/07/20 01:49 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
PLL just announced a no fans allowed tournament in late July. You can kiss the youth season goodbye. If they won’t put the Pros at risk until Then they won’t put our sons at risk either even if the data shows otherwise.

See you at August tryouts.


Does sound about right, Many schools in South and elsewhere start school in August. Looks like no tournaments this summer either. What a Bummer
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/07/20 01:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I thought the question only asked about top 10 teams?


LOL, sneaky funny
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/08/20 02:06 AM
True Annapolis has the talent that would have seen them rise to top 5 in the USA had the 2020 season not been cancelled.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/08/20 10:41 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
True Annapolis has the talent that would have seen them rise to top 5 in the USA had the 2020 season not been cancelled.


Oh, True Dat, True Dat
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/08/20 05:30 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
True Annapolis has the talent that would have seen them rise to top 5 in the USA had the 2020 season not been cancelled.


Oh, True Dat, True Dat


It was definitely showing against those power houses down South.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/08/20 11:14 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
True Annapolis has the talent that would have seen them rise to top 5 in the USA had the 2020 season not been cancelled.


Oh, True Dat, True Dat


It was definitely showing against those power houses down South.



Stop it. True is a dumpster fire and a total money grab and that's a fact Jack!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/11/20 06:39 PM
What I do not miss is the obnoxious 91 parents and the Hawks coach screaming at every 'non-call'
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/15/20 10:22 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What I do not miss is the obnoxious 91 parents and the Hawks coach screaming at every 'non-call'


HAHA, I would gladly take both if it meant we could get back out on the fields and watch the kids play!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/20/20 02:34 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What I do not miss is the obnoxious 91 parents and the Hawks coach screaming at every 'non-call'

I miss them. They were pure entertainment.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/22/20 02:15 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What I do not miss is the obnoxious 91 parents and the Hawks coach screaming at every 'non-call'

I miss them. They were pure entertainment.


The only similarity between the 2 teams is one is #1 in nation and the other is from Maryland ( and tx) as well
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/22/20 12:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What I do not miss is the obnoxious 91 parents and the Hawks coach screaming at every 'non-call'

I miss them. They were pure entertainment.


The only similarity between the 2 teams is one is #1 in nation and the other is from Maryland ( and tx) as well


OUCH ! Thats gotta Hurt ! Give it to the 9th grader ! Ooops thats my heldback son now !
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/22/20 02:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What I do not miss is the obnoxious 91 parents and the Hawks coach screaming at every 'non-call'

I miss them. They were pure entertainment.


The only similarity between the 2 teams is one is #1 in nation and the other is from Maryland ( and tx) as well


OUCH ! Thats gotta Hurt ! Give it to the 9th grader ! Ooops thats my heldback son now !

Ok this is funny.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/22/20 04:41 PM
91 butt clown dads are the same during football!! Pathetic!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/26/20 05:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 butt clown dads are the same during football!! Pathetic!


you meant soccer
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/28/20 03:03 PM
Anyone with practices lined up now? Besides True
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/28/20 03:34 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone with practices lined up now? Besides True


No one dense enough to come on here and start yapping about it to catch a bunch of garbage form the Karen's!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/28/20 04:04 PM
Anyone still believe there will be actual tournaments this summer?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/28/20 08:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone still believe there will be actual tournaments this summer?


I believe there will be local tournaments this summer 100%. If you are planning on seeing out of state teams, I am 50/50 if we see them by August.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/29/20 01:18 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone with practices lined up now? Besides True


Yes. some Madlax teams are practicing but not sure if 2026 is one of them.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 05/31/20 06:27 PM
Other than hawks what 2026 elite teams are practicing this week?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/01/20 07:57 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Other than hawks what 2026 elite teams are practicing this week?



Ok I will play along; I am pretty sure all the elite level teams at 2026 (Looney's, 91, Crabs, FCA etc) start up this week.

Response - "I said Elite".
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/03/20 10:02 AM
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/03/20 01:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out

Good morning, donkey hole.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/03/20 02:17 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


Laxachustets should worry about there looses to BBL & Eclipse & not the Hawks ok fella
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/03/20 03:16 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


Laxachustets should worry about there looses to BBL & Eclipse & not the Hawks ok fella


Wow, when did Eclipse beat them? BBL is a good squad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/03/20 03:53 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


Laxachustets should worry about there looses to BBL & Eclipse & not the Hawks ok fella


They didn't lose to BBL. Beat them 9-5 in the Prime Time final in CT. Lost to Eclipse by 1 in a group game LXC dominated, then beat them 8-4 in Finals of tourney. Get your facts straight pal.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/03/20 03:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


Laxachustets should worry about there looses to BBL & Eclipse & not the Hawks ok fella


Hey fella, Laxachusetts was the last team, other than Edge, to beat the Hawks. And keep working on the grammar and spelling.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/03/20 04:16 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


Laxachustets should worry about there looses to BBL & Eclipse & not the Hawks ok fella


Hey fella, Laxachusetts was the last team, other than Edge, to beat the Hawks. And keep working on the grammar and spelling.


So the Hawks and Laxachusetts haven't played since 2018? My son played on a team that had beaten the 2026 Hawks team in the summer of 2018 too. He's on a different team now and played them again last year. That Hawks team is much better than they were in 2018. Hopefully Laxachusetts has improved as well if they plan on hanging.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/03/20 04:29 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


I would agree that they need to play each other and probably would have seen each other a couple of times at NLF opening weekend and the NLF championship. But as Covid would have it, likely not to happen. Hawks are a great team and deserve all the praise they get. Would be a great game to watch for sure.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/03/20 05:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


I would agree that they need to play each other and probably would have seen each other a couple of times at NLF opening weekend and the NLF championship. But as Covid would have it, likely not to happen. Hawks are a great team and deserve all the praise they get. Would be a great game to watch for sure.


Did they not play last year at the NLF opener because Edge beat Laxachusetts?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/03/20 05:08 PM
LMAO...My son's 6th grade team is the best! We beat you and we beat them..No one can beat us!! LMAO....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/03/20 06:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


I would agree that they need to play each other and probably would have seen each other a couple of times at NLF opening weekend and the NLF championship. But as Covid would have it, likely not to happen. Hawks are a great team and deserve all the praise they get. Would be a great game to watch for sure.


Did they not play last year at the NLF opener because Edge beat Laxachusetts?


Laxachusetts lost to Tigers in semis
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/03/20 06:53 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
LMAO...My son's 6th grade team is the best! We beat you and we beat them..No one can beat us!! LMAO....


LMAO.....you're reading and commenting in a 6th grade lacrosse forum.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/03/20 08:04 PM
There are a lot of very good MD teams in this age division. Looneys probably should have been included in the top 20 along with Team 91 MD. Arden Diamondbacks were a top 10 team last year. Where did those players go?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/04/20 12:00 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
LMAO...My son's 6th grade team is the best! We beat you and we beat them..No one can beat us!! LMAO....


We all cant all be on elite teams. Have your son hit the wall !
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/04/20 01:08 AM
“There are a lot of very good MD teams in this age division. Looneys probably should have been included in the top 20 along with Team 91 MD. Arden Diamondbacks were a top 10 team last year. Where did those players go?“

The majority of the starting squad and second line middies moved to True Annapolis to form the core of the team. I believe one or two moved to Looneys. One or two made the Hawks. A number of the guys moved down a division or two to various other central MD teams like AYLA, Swarm, Rebels, PLC, etc.

The bunch that moved to True were basically the D-Back studs. As such True will be a real power when play resumes later this summer.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/04/20 01:47 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
“There are a lot of very good MD teams in this age division. Looneys probably should have been included in the top 20 along with Team 91 MD. Arden Diamondbacks were a top 10 team last year. Where did those players go?“

The majority of the starting squad and second line middies moved to True Annapolis to form the core of the team. I believe one or two moved to Looneys. One or two made the Hawks. A number of the guys moved down a division or two to various other central MD teams like AYLA, Swarm, Rebels, PLC, etc.

The bunch that moved to True were basically the D-Back studs. As such True will be a real power when play resumes later this summer.


Yes, a real power
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/04/20 11:27 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
“There are a lot of very good MD teams in this age division. Looneys probably should have been included in the top 20 along with Team 91 MD. Arden Diamondbacks were a top 10 team last year. Where did those players go?“

The majority of the starting squad and second line middies moved to True Annapolis to form the core of the team. I believe one or two moved to Looneys. One or two made the Hawks. A number of the guys moved down a division or two to various other central MD teams like AYLA, Swarm, Rebels, PLC, etc.

The bunch that moved to True were basically the D-Back studs. As such True will be a real power when play resumes later this summer.


Jesus dude. If you want to just talk about True, just talk about True. The one or 2 True parents that come on here and act like someone else is asking a question just so they could talk about themselves is pathetic. we all see through you. Desperation is a stinky cologne..
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/04/20 11:36 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
“There are a lot of very good MD teams in this age division. Looneys probably should have been included in the top 20 along with Team 91 MD. Arden Diamondbacks were a top 10 team last year. Where did those players go?“

The majority of the starting squad and second line middies moved to True Annapolis to form the core of the team. I believe one or two moved to Looneys. One or two made the Hawks. A number of the guys moved down a division or two to various other central MD teams like AYLA, Swarm, Rebels, PLC, etc.

The bunch that moved to True were basically the D-Back studs. As such True will be a real power when play resumes later this summer.


Yes, a real power


True Lacrosse, bringing Multi Level Marketing Pyramid scheme style lax to the table. If we tell you your son is good enough, will you pay us more money to be on all these teams. But don't worry, we are telling you he is good. So keep paying us to go all over the place WE promise you he's good. You won the US club lacrosse championship, the last tournament played and US club lacrosse doesn't even respect you enough to put you in the top 25. Even they know the joke of it
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/04/20 02:09 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
LMAO...My son's 6th grade team is the best! We beat you and we beat them..No one can beat us!! LMAO....


We all cant all be on elite teams. Have your son hit the wall !


WE? Do you play with your son on the team? Is Glory Days your favorite song?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/04/20 02:11 PM
https://www.facebook.com/USCL/photos/a.241416763308096/689599031823198/?type=3&theater
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/04/20 02:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


you are an stunad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/04/20 02:37 PM
The rankings are based on 2019 NLF Opening Event in early June and the NLF Chmpionships in July. If your team didn't play in at least one those tournaments then you are not on USCL radar.

They are correctly assuming that those are the top two youth/High School tournaments in the country.

Food for thought when you are deciding which Club to place your son on in the future if he is any good post puberty.

D1 coaches know that they can see a ton of good kids at these tournaments in the High School Grades as well as the NLF individual invite only events in the Fall.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/04/20 05:40 PM
Yes. D1 coaches are just salivating over these 6 grade kids. They know that the Hawks are loaded with D1 talent and they are closely monitoring these boys so they can hand out the scholarships! My son aspires to be like these kids and i as a parent aspire to be like Hawks parents.
Unfortunately for us, our son is only good enough for True, but he is working hard and HITTING THE WALL!!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/04/20 08:30 PM
Great to see all the banter returning. Hope to see some lacrosse this summer, and in particular to see how good True is. I watched them play in the fall and they were NOT anywhere near elite; they looked like a middle of the pack AAA team. But obviously some parents on this board have a different view. If it were my own son's team I would wait until after they have proven themselves to commence the bragging but that's just me.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/05/20 01:34 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Yes. D1 coaches are just salivating over these 6 grade kids. They know that the Hawks are loaded with D1 talent and they are closely monitoring these boys so they can hand out the scholarships! My son aspires to be like these kids and i as a parent aspire to be like Hawks parents.
Unfortunately for us, our son is only good enough for True, but he is working hard and HITTING THE WALL!!!!!


About time, Finally talking the boards advice ! Now Hit the Wall Again !!!!! That D1 Full scholarship is right around the corner ,
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/05/20 01:36 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
“There are a lot of very good MD teams in this age division. Looneys probably should have been included in the top 20 along with Team 91 MD. Arden Diamondbacks were a top 10 team last year. Where did those players go?“

The majority of the starting squad and second line middies moved to True Annapolis to form the core of the team. I believe one or two moved to Looneys. One or two made the Hawks. A number of the guys moved down a division or two to various other central MD teams like AYLA, Swarm, Rebels, PLC, etc.

The bunch that moved to True were basically the D-Back studs. As such True will be a real power when play resumes later this summer.


Jesus dude. If you want to just talk about True, just talk about True. The one or 2 True parents that come on here and act like someone else is asking a question just so they could talk about themselves is pathetic. we all see through you. Desperation is a stinky cologne..


Wow, Couldnt even make True ! Thats not good
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/05/20 10:27 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


"slow motion nonathletic long island kids" ?? Wow, you for real dude? Your comment is more than laughable....even more so that its coming from a 6th grade wannabe parent whos obviously living his life through his kid.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/05/20 12:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


"slow motion nonathletic long island kids" ?? Wow, you for real dude? Your comment is more than laughable....even more so that its coming from a 6th grade wannabe parent whos obviously living his life through his kid.


Easy there..Let me explain this,

What he means is MD and MA players who should be in 8th and 7th grade and hitting puberty at this time dont find on age prepuberty children in 6th grade one/two years younger that much of a challenge. Only a few on age 6th grade teams can compete at this time from LI.

Might have a point at this time, but in next few years things will change. Playing down sooner or later catches up to you.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/05/20 03:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


"slow motion nonathletic long island kids" ?? Wow, you for real dude? Your comment is more than laughable....even more so that its coming from a 6th grade wannabe parent whos obviously living his life through his kid.


Easy there..Let me explain this,

What he means is MD and MA players who should be in 8th and 7th grade and hitting puberty at this time dont find on age prepuberty children in 6th grade one/two years younger that much of a challenge. Only a few on age 6th grade teams can compete at this time from LI.

Might have a point at this time, but in next few years things will change. Playing down sooner or later catches up to you.


Keep telling yourself in a few years things will change. Like the little engine that could. We think we can we thin we can!! Guess what, it hasn't and it won't.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/06/20 12:58 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


"slow motion nonathletic long island kids" ?? Wow, you for real dude? Your comment is more than laughable....even more so that its coming from a 6th grade wannabe parent whos obviously living his life through his kid.


Easy there..Let me explain this,

What he means is MD and MA players who should be in 8th and 7th grade and hitting puberty at this time dont find on age prepuberty children in 6th grade one/two years younger that much of a challenge. Only a few on age 6th grade teams can compete at this time from LI.

Might have a point at this time, but in next few years things will change. Playing down sooner or later catches up to you.


Keep telling yourself in a few years things will change. Like the little engine that could. We think we can we thin we can!! Guess what, it hasn't and it won't.


Hilarious, I think you might want to look in mirror and say that. LOL
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/08/20 01:51 PM
Will there be tryouts this year
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/08/20 02:26 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Will there be tryouts this year


I would assume so, clubs are always looking to add good players. Maybe this year every player that wants to return gets to return.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/08/20 07:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Will there be tryouts this year


I would assume so, clubs are always looking to add good players. Maybe this year every player that wants to return gets to return.


COVID may right the ship and some of these club teams won't be around for much longer. I would imagine the remaining ones would like to try and get some of these kids. If the kids play this summer and a few teams opt out, I cannot imagine them being able to go on. These kids will land somewhere and play this summer.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/08/20 08:24 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


"slow motion nonathletic long island kids" ?? Wow, you for real dude? Your comment is more than laughable....even more so that its coming from a 6th grade wannabe parent whos obviously living his life through his kid.


Easy there..Let me explain this,

What he means is MD and MA players who should be in 8th and 7th grade and hitting puberty at this time dont find on age prepuberty children in 6th grade one/two years younger that much of a challenge. Only a few on age 6th grade teams can compete at this time from LI.

Might have a point at this time, but in next few years things will change. Playing down sooner or later catches up to you.


Ahhhhhh yes, rather than talk about 11/12 year olds having fun playing lax - once again the holdback convo!! woo hoo. I think for the parents who keep on the bringing it up lets see if the conversation can be seen on every thread. C'mon you can do it!!! And no I am not the parent of a holdback. I am the parent of a rising 11th grader who plays on a travel team with MANY holdbacks and my son is young for his age BUT WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!! Move on already! Or keep complaining in everythread.

Better yet, Ill start a new one and post the first thread.

Boys 2040 Grads - Mid Atlantic version

OMG, I was just on a date with this guy and we were talking about a second date and then all of sudden he says to me do u like lacrosse? And I like totally said yea and then he said what do you think about having a baby together? I was like we haven't even had a second date yet but I like where this is going. But then he said to me - you have to promise me you will do an 18 month pregnancy and like not the totally normal nine. And I was like why? And he was like so we can have a holdback in the womb bc it will like totally give him an advantage. when he is born he will like totally crawl faster than all the other kids and although he will be a newborn he will really be older and we will have a huge advantage in life. It will be awesome! It was like the weirdest conversation eva!!

end scene . . .
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/08/20 09:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


"slow motion nonathletic long island kids" ?? Wow, you for real dude? Your comment is more than laughable....even more so that its coming from a 6th grade wannabe parent whos obviously living his life through his kid.


Easy there..Let me explain this,

What he means is MD and MA players who should be in 8th and 7th grade and hitting puberty at this time dont find on age prepuberty children in 6th grade one/two years younger that much of a challenge. Only a few on age 6th grade teams can compete at this time from LI.

Might have a point at this time, but in next few years things will change. Playing down sooner or later catches up to you.


Ahhhhhh yes, rather than talk about 11/12 year olds having fun playing lax - once again the holdback convo!! woo hoo. I think for the parents who keep on the bringing it up lets see if the conversation can be seen on every thread. C'mon you can do it!!! And no I am not the parent of a holdback. I am the parent of a rising 11th grader who plays on a travel team with MANY holdbacks and my son is young for his age BUT WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!! Move on already! Or keep complaining in everythread.

Better yet, Ill start a new one and post the first thread.

Boys 2040 Grads - Mid Atlantic version

OMG, I was just on a date with this guy and we were talking about a second date and then all of sudden he says to me do u like lacrosse? And I like totally said yea and then he said what do you think about having a baby together? I was like we haven't even had a second date yet but I like where this is going. But then he said to me - you have to promise me you will do an 18 month pregnancy and like not the totally normal nine. And I was like why? And he was like so we can have a holdback in the womb bc it will like totally give him an advantage. when he is born he will like totally crawl faster than all the other kids and although he will be a newborn he will really be older and we will have a huge advantage in life. It will be awesome! It was like the weirdest conversation eva!!

end scene . . .



I had no idea the passion the Mom's had for lacrosse until I started reading the holdback comments on this website. Every thread, my props to the ladies, glad they get involved here.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/09/20 12:20 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


"slow motion nonathletic long island kids" ?? Wow, you for real dude? Your comment is more than laughable....even more so that its coming from a 6th grade wannabe parent whos obviously living his life through his kid.


Easy there..Let me explain this,

What he means is MD and MA players who should be in 8th and 7th grade and hitting puberty at this time dont find on age prepuberty children in 6th grade one/two years younger that much of a challenge. Only a few on age 6th grade teams can compete at this time from LI.

Might have a point at this time, but in next few years things will change. Playing down sooner or later catches up to you.


Ahhhhhh yes, rather than talk about 11/12 year olds having fun playing lax - once again the holdback convo!! woo hoo. I think for the parents who keep on the bringing it up lets see if the conversation can be seen on every thread. C'mon you can do it!!! And no I am not the parent of a holdback. I am the parent of a rising 11th grader who plays on a travel team with MANY holdbacks and my son is young for his age BUT WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!! Move on already! Or keep complaining in everythread.

Better yet, Ill start a new one and post the first thread.

Boys 2040 Grads - Mid Atlantic version

OMG, I was just on a date with this guy and we were talking about a second date and then all of sudden he says to me do u like lacrosse? And I like totally said yea and then he said what do you think about having a baby together? I was like we haven't even had a second date yet but I like where this is going. But then he said to me - you have to promise me you will do an 18 month pregnancy and like not the totally normal nine. And I was like why? And he was like so we can have a holdback in the womb bc it will like totally give him an advantage. when he is born he will like totally crawl faster than all the other kids and although he will be a newborn he will really be older and we will have a huge advantage in life. It will be awesome! It was like the weirdest conversation eva!!

end scene . . .



I had no idea the passion the Mom's had for lacrosse until I started reading the holdback comments on this website. Every thread, my props to the ladies, glad they get involved here.


Any mother knows pregnancy lasts 10 months. This was definitely a man.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/09/20 01:05 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully there is so lacrosse. Probably local only. The fact that hawks and laxachusetts will not play each other for a 2nd consecutive year is beyond ludicrous. They will not get better playing slow motion, unathletic Long Island kids, or the leftover local riffraff. Maybe the two organizations can figure something out


"slow motion nonathletic long island kids" ?? Wow, you for real dude? Your comment is more than laughable....even more so that its coming from a 6th grade wannabe parent whos obviously living his life through his kid.


Easy there..Let me explain this,

What he means is MD and MA players who should be in 8th and 7th grade and hitting puberty at this time dont find on age prepuberty children in 6th grade one/two years younger that much of a challenge. Only a few on age 6th grade teams can compete at this time from LI.

Might have a point at this time, but in next few years things will change. Playing down sooner or later catches up to you.


Ahhhhhh yes, rather than talk about 11/12 year olds having fun playing lax - once again the holdback convo!! woo hoo. I think for the parents who keep on the bringing it up lets see if the conversation can be seen on every thread. C'mon you can do it!!! And no I am not the parent of a holdback. I am the parent of a rising 11th grader who plays on a travel team with MANY holdbacks and my son is young for his age BUT WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!! Move on already! Or keep complaining in everythread.

Better yet, Ill start a new one and post the first thread.

Boys 2040 Grads - Mid Atlantic version

OMG, I was just on a date with this guy and we were talking about a second date and then all of sudden he says to me do u like lacrosse? And I like totally said yea and then he said what do you think about having a baby together? I was like we haven't even had a second date yet but I like where this is going. But then he said to me - you have to promise me you will do an 18 month pregnancy and like not the totally normal nine. And I was like why? And he was like so we can have a holdback in the womb bc it will like totally give him an advantage. when he is born he will like totally crawl faster than all the other kids and although he will be a newborn he will really be older and we will have a huge advantage in life. It will be awesome! It was like the weirdest conversation eva!!

end scene . . .



Got it Holdback Mom, Funny stuff there, young for his age ! Thats good !
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/10/20 02:41 AM
I hope the boys can get back out on the field soon. This discussion is moronic even by BOTC standards. Can we go back to slamming True please?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/10/20 12:00 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I hope the boys can get back out on the field soon. This discussion is moronic even by BOTC standards. Can we go back to slamming True please?


Okay, in 4weeks they say, we can have games/tournaments. What is that going to look like? I am actually curious on what people think. Local teams divided in to brackets, will some teams travel down and play in the scheduled tournaments in MD and DE. And the obligatory...... something something something holdbacks
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/10/20 01:09 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I hope the boys can get back out on the field soon. This discussion is moronic even by BOTC standards. Can we go back to slamming True please?


Okay, in 4weeks they say, we can have games/tournaments. What is that going to look like? I am actually curious on what people think. Local teams divided in to brackets, will some teams travel down and play in the scheduled tournaments in MD and DE. And the obligatory...... something something something holdbacks


I am not holding my breath on tournaments. I am just glad they are out on the fields practicing.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/10/20 05:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I hope the boys can get back out on the field soon. This discussion is moronic even by BOTC standards. Can we go back to slamming True please?


Okay, in 4weeks they say, we can have games/tournaments. What is that going to look like? I am actually curious on what people think. Local teams divided in to brackets, will some teams travel down and play in the scheduled tournaments in MD and DE. And the obligatory...... something something something holdbacks


I am not holding my breath on tournaments. I am just glad they are out on the fields practicing.


What teams are practicing?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/10/20 07:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I hope the boys can get back out on the field soon. This discussion is moronic even by BOTC standards. Can we go back to slamming True please?


Okay, in 4weeks they say, we can have games/tournaments. What is that going to look like? I am actually curious on what people think. Local teams divided in to brackets, will some teams travel down and play in the scheduled tournaments in MD and DE. And the obligatory...... something something something holdbacks


I am not holding my breath on tournaments. I am just glad they are out on the fields practicing.



I do not see tournaments happening in Md, PA or DE this year; too much uncertainty still. I think it will be practices only with the hope of fall sports being able to be played.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/10/20 08:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I hope the boys can get back out on the field soon. This discussion is moronic even by BOTC standards. Can we go back to slamming True please?


Okay, in 4weeks they say, we can have games/tournaments. What is that going to look like? I am actually curious on what people think. Local teams divided in to brackets, will some teams travel down and play in the scheduled tournaments in MD and DE. And the obligatory...... something something something holdbacks


I am not holding my breath on tournaments. I am just glad they are out on the fields practicing.


I'm with you. PLL will be playing with daily testing and under quarantine but there will be weekly youth tournaments? I hope so, but I don't see it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/10/20 08:28 PM
VLC and MadLax. Probably others too.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/10/20 09:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I hope the boys can get back out on the field soon. This discussion is moronic even by BOTC standards. Can we go back to slamming True please?


Okay, in 4weeks they say, we can have games/tournaments. What is that going to look like? I am actually curious on what people think. Local teams divided in to brackets, will some teams travel down and play in the scheduled tournaments in MD and DE. And the obligatory...... something something something holdbacks


I am not holding my breath on tournaments. I am just glad they are out on the fields practicing.


Amen to this. Breathe of fresh air and slight return to normalcy
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/10/20 10:32 PM
I can’t believe it, but I think there will be local tourneys with local teams. I anticipate them starting mid to late July and into August. Especially if your team hasn’t offered a refund.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/11/20 02:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I hope the boys can get back out on the field soon. This discussion is moronic even by BOTC standards. Can we go back to slamming True please?


Okay, in 4weeks they say, we can have games/tournaments. What is that going to look like? I am actually curious on what people think. Local teams divided in to brackets, will some teams travel down and play in the scheduled tournaments in MD and DE. And the obligatory...... something something something holdbacks


I am not holding my breath on tournaments. I am just glad they are out on the fields practicing.


What teams are practicing?


Crabs and FCA; Looney's I believe is starting up next week.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/12/20 11:01 AM
The majority of the “studs” in 6th grade lacrosse end up as average high school players, or quit the sport. This includes daddy coaches kids, because well, most weren’t good enough to begin with and thats why daddy became the coach.

Save your energy. It is nose picking 6th grade lacrosse. The pandemic is giving you the chance to find something else in life to get really angry about, since lacrosse isn’t happening this year. Go find it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/12/20 12:53 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The majority of the “studs” in 6th grade lacrosse end up as average high school players, or quit the sport. This includes daddy coaches kids, because well, most weren’t good enough to begin with and thats why daddy became the coach.

Save your energy. It is nose picking 6th grade lacrosse. The pandemic is giving you the chance to find something else in life to get really angry about, since lacrosse isn’t happening this year. Go find it.


It depends on how much Daddy Coach is willing to forsake whole team to get his son ahead. Look no further than
" give it to the 9th grader" Coach.

Holding back , Daddy Coach all seem to work to some degree at other players expense. I dont like it, but MIAA is loaded with Daddy Coach players and Holdback/prefirst players. It is what it is as they say !
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/12/20 01:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The majority of the “studs” in 6th grade lacrosse end up as average high school players, or quit the sport. This includes daddy coaches kids, because well, most weren’t good enough to begin with and thats why daddy became the coach.

Save your energy. It is nose picking 6th grade lacrosse. The pandemic is giving you the chance to find something else in life to get really angry about, since lacrosse isn’t happening this year. Go find it.


You've finally come to grips your kid won't make it with the big boys huh? Congrats, it's the first step towards the healing............ and saving money playing rec
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/12/20 02:38 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The majority of the “studs” in 6th grade lacrosse end up as average high school players, or quit the sport. This includes daddy coaches kids, because well, most weren’t good enough to begin with and thats why daddy became the coach.

Save your energy. It is nose picking 6th grade lacrosse. The pandemic is giving you the chance to find something else in life to get really angry about, since lacrosse isn’t happening this year. Go find it.


It depends on how much Daddy Coach is willing to forsake whole team to get his son ahead. Look no further than
" give it to the 9th grader" Coach.

Holding back , Daddy Coach all seem to work to some degree at other players expense. I dont like it, but MIAA is loaded with Daddy Coach players and Holdback/prefirst players. It is what it is as they say !

My son is now in HS and I agree the kids that were 6th grade studs are still the best players in HS. The infamous "9th" grader is still a great player in HS and the daddy coach's kids can play. Like it or not that is the truth.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/12/20 02:46 PM


It depends on how much Daddy Coach is willing to forsake whole team to get his son ahead. Look no further than
" give it to the 9th grader" Coach.

Holding back , Daddy Coach all seem to work to some degree at other players expense. I dont like it, but MIAA is loaded with Daddy Coach players and Holdback/prefirst players. It is what it is as they say ! [/quote]

which teams in miaa have holdback & daddy coach?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/12/20 02:48 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The majority of the “studs” in 6th grade lacrosse end up as average high school players, or quit the sport. This includes daddy coaches kids, because well, most weren’t good enough to begin with and thats why daddy became the coach.

Save your energy. It is nose picking 6th grade lacrosse. The pandemic is giving you the chance to find something else in life to get really angry about, since lacrosse isn’t happening this year. Go find it.


It depends on how much Daddy Coach is willing to forsake whole team to get his son ahead. Look no further than
" give it to the 9th grader" Coach.

Holding back , Daddy Coach all seem to work to some degree at other players expense. I dont like it, but MIAA is loaded with Daddy Coach players and Holdback/prefirst players. It is what it is as they say !


Ahhhh, there it is, the holdback reference for the day. I cant believe it took so long.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/12/20 11:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
[quote=Anonymous]The majority of the “studs” in 6th grade lacrosse end up as average high school players, or quit the sport. This includes daddy coaches kids, because well, most weren’t good enough to begin with and thats why daddy became the coach.

Save your energy. It is nose picking 6th grade lacrosse. The pandemic is giving you the chance to find something else in life to get really angry about, since lacrosse isn’t happening this year. Go find it.


It depends on how much Daddy Coach is willing to forsake whole team to get his son ahead. Look no further than
" give it to the 9th grader" Coach.

Holding back , Daddy Coach all seem to work to some degree at other players expense. I dont like it, but MIAA is loaded with Daddy Coach players and Holdback/prefirst players. It is what it is as they say !


which teams in miaa have holdback & daddy coach?


Come on...Holdbacks...all of them and not just a few teams. BL, McD, Gil, Loyo, etc. etc....And they are loaded with them. Well many teams have prefirts which for some reason is not considered a holdback?lol.. No idea why as child was heldback in Kindergartner ..Maybe doesnt count before first garde? LOL

And it was referencing Daddy Coached in youth ..so there are many players now that were coached in youth by their Daddy. The most famous at this time on this forum is " give it to 9th grader" Coach . MIAA has had many Daddy Coached holdback sons in MIAA over time, at this time, I am not sure there are any left as last one just graduated I believe.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/13/20 11:17 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The majority of the “studs” in 6th grade lacrosse end up as average high school players, or quit the sport. This includes daddy coaches kids, because well, most weren’t good enough to begin with and thats why daddy became the coach.

Save your energy. It is nose picking 6th grade lacrosse. The pandemic is giving you the chance to find something else in life to get really angry about, since lacrosse isn’t happening this year. Go find it.


It depends on how much Daddy Coach is willing to forsake whole team to get his son ahead. Look no further than
" give it to the 9th grader" Coach.

Holding back , Daddy Coach all seem to work to some degree at other players expense. I dont like it, but MIAA is loaded with Daddy Coach players and Holdback/prefirst players. It is what it is as they say !


Ahhhh, there it is, the holdback reference for the day. I cant believe it took so long.


I was expecting the holdback apologist a little sooner too ! I cant believe it took so long !
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/14/20 02:20 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The majority of the “studs” in 6th grade lacrosse end up as average high school players, or quit the sport. This includes daddy coaches kids, because well, most weren’t good enough to begin with and thats why daddy became the coach.

Save your energy. It is nose picking 6th grade lacrosse. The pandemic is giving you the chance to find something else in life to get really angry about, since lacrosse isn’t happening this year. Go find it.


It depends on how much Daddy Coach is willing to forsake whole team to get his son ahead. Look no further than
" give it to the 9th grader" Coach.

Holding back , Daddy Coach all seem to work to some degree at other players expense. I dont like it, but MIAA is loaded with Daddy Coach players and Holdback/prefirst players. It is what it is as they say !


Ahhhh, there it is, the holdback reference for the day. I cant believe it took so long.


I was expecting the holdback apologist a little sooner too ! I cant believe it took so long !


Keep eating those L's and looking for an excuse other then just not being good enough. There's plenty of wall space!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/15/20 02:01 AM

It depends on how much Daddy Coach is willing to forsake whole team to get his son ahead. Look no further than
" give it to the 9th grader" Coach.

Holding back , Daddy Coach all seem to work to some degree at other players expense. I dont like it, but MIAA is loaded with Daddy Coach players and Holdback/prefirst players. It is what it is as they say ! [/quote]

Ahhhh, there it is, the holdback reference for the day. I cant believe it took so long.[/quote]

I was expecting the holdback apologist a little sooner too ! I cant believe it took so long ![/quote]

Keep eating those L's and looking for an excuse other then just not being good enough. There's plenty of wall space![/quote]

Where is team 91md daddy, he been awful quiet. He was talking been game in the fall.texas deliver?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/15/20 03:13 PM
I am hearing there are some Elite Club Team playing in Lax Splash this year due to the uncertainty of other tournaments being played; FCA, P!, Crabs and Looney's I am hearing. Any word on what the Hawks are doing this summer?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/15/20 06:24 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The majority of the “studs” in 6th grade lacrosse end up as average high school players, or quit the sport. This includes daddy coaches kids, because well, most weren’t good enough to begin with and thats why daddy became the coach.

Save your energy. It is nose picking 6th grade lacrosse. The pandemic is giving you the chance to find something else in life to get really angry about, since lacrosse isn’t happening this year. Go find it.


It depends on how much Daddy Coach is willing to forsake whole team to get his son ahead. Look no further than
" give it to the 9th grader" Coach.

Holding back , Daddy Coach all seem to work to some degree at other players expense. I dont like it, but MIAA is loaded with Daddy Coach players and Holdback/prefirst players. It is what it is as they say !


Ahhhh, there it is, the holdback reference for the day. I cant believe it took so long.


I was expecting the holdback apologist a little sooner too ! I cant believe it took so long !


Keep eating those L's and looking for an excuse other then just not being good enough. There's plenty of wall space!

Whatever you say Holdback apologist ! You are the Man with the child playing down. I will take a lost any day with honor than have my child play down and brag about it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/15/20 07:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The majority of the “studs” in 6th grade lacrosse end up as average high school players, or quit the sport. This includes daddy coaches kids, because well, most weren’t good enough to begin with and thats why daddy became the coach.

Save your energy. It is nose picking 6th grade lacrosse. The pandemic is giving you the chance to find something else in life to get really angry about, since lacrosse isn’t happening this year. Go find it.


It depends on how much Daddy Coach is willing to forsake whole team to get his son ahead. Look no further than
" give it to the 9th grader" Coach.

Holding back , Daddy Coach all seem to work to some degree at other players expense. I dont like it, but MIAA is loaded with Daddy Coach players and Holdback/prefirst players. It is what it is as they say !


Ahhhh, there it is, the holdback reference for the day. I cant believe it took so long.


I was expecting the holdback apologist a little sooner too ! I cant believe it took so long !


Keep eating those L's and looking for an excuse other then just not being good enough. There's plenty of wall space!

Whatever you say Holdback apologist ! You are the Man with the child playing down. I will take a lost any day with honor than have my child play down and brag about it.


Your honor and .25 cents would get you a phone call 15 years ago. Have fun with that.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/15/20 08:03 PM
hawks should take a nice family trip to Cape Cod and play a series of games with laxachusetts
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/15/20 11:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
hawks should take a nice family trip to Cape Cod and play a series of games with laxachusetts


Pick the Tigers up on your way north.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/16/20 12:40 AM
Or stay local and get your butt handed to you by 91
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/16/20 02:09 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
hawks should take a nice family trip to Cape Cod and play a series of games with laxachusetts


Pick the Tigers up on your way north.


Unfortunately, I only have a small amount of confidence that we'll actuality get games in.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/16/20 03:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
hawks should take a nice family trip to Cape Cod and play a series of games with laxachusetts


Pick the Tigers up on your way north.


Unfortunately, I only have a small amount of confidence that we'll actuality get games in.


The original shutdown was never to stop the virus, just slow it down " flatten the curve" until we could be better prepared. Well that is exactly what everyone did. It was never intended to stop it completely from spreading, that is impossible short of everyone staying in their house until a vaccine is here and available to everyone, which wont be here until next year supposedly. If that happens, I will be divorced, kidless, broke and in jail !

Of course like all things, certain segments want us to stay at home for their reasons others dont. Common sense solutions are out the window.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/16/20 03:46 PM
JULY 18 & 19 NLF CHAMPIONSHIP KIRKWOOD DE
JULY 24 NAL NE MD
AUG 3 & 4 NAPPTOWN CHALLENGE ANNAPOLIS MD
AUG 8 & 9 SUMMER INVITATIONAL EKLRIDGE MD

I hope Tigers and Laxachusetts are still planning on coming down since they moved the NLF to Delaware.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/16/20 04:41 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
JULY 18 & 19 NLF CHAMPIONSHIP KIRKWOOD DE
JULY 24 NAL NE MD
AUG 3 & 4 NAPPTOWN CHALLENGE ANNAPOLIS MD
AUG 8 & 9 SUMMER INVITATIONAL EKLRIDGE MD

I hope Tigers and Laxachusetts are still planning on coming down since they moved the NLF to Delaware.



NLF Champiosnhips only for high school. Youth teams from out of state not playing in championships...per order of NLF
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/16/20 05:17 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
JULY 18 & 19 NLF CHAMPIONSHIP KIRKWOOD DE
JULY 24 NAL NE MD
AUG 3 & 4 NAPPTOWN CHALLENGE ANNAPOLIS MD
AUG 8 & 9 SUMMER INVITATIONAL EKLRIDGE MD

I hope Tigers and Laxachusetts are still planning on coming down since they moved the NLF to Delaware.



NLF Champiosnhips only for high school. Youth teams from out of state not playing in championships...per order of NLF


LOL, people still don't get it. It is happening.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
JULY 18 & 19 NLF CHAMPIONSHIP KIRKWOOD DE
JULY 24 NAL NE MD
AUG 3 & 4 NAPPTOWN CHALLENGE ANNAPOLIS MD
AUG 8 & 9 SUMMER INVITATIONAL EKLRIDGE MD

I hope Tigers and Laxachusetts are still planning on coming down since they moved the NLF to Delaware.




That is the only question I have left. Who will be here for it or will it be a local JO session with weak competition. Lacrosse is happening
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/16/20 07:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
JULY 18 & 19 NLF CHAMPIONSHIP KIRKWOOD DE
JULY 24 NAL NE MD
AUG 3 & 4 NAPPTOWN CHALLENGE ANNAPOLIS MD
AUG 8 & 9 SUMMER INVITATIONAL EKLRIDGE MD

I hope Tigers and Laxachusetts are still planning on coming down since they moved the NLF to Delaware.



NLF Champiosnhips only for high school. Youth teams from out of state not playing in championships...per order of NLF


LOL, people still don't get it. It is happening.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
JULY 18 & 19 NLF CHAMPIONSHIP KIRKWOOD DE
JULY 24 NAL NE MD
AUG 3 & 4 NAPPTOWN CHALLENGE ANNAPOLIS MD
AUG 8 & 9 SUMMER INVITATIONAL EKLRIDGE MD

I hope Tigers and Laxachusetts are still planning on coming down since they moved the NLF to Delaware.




That is the only question I have left. Who will be here for it or will it be a local JO session with weak competition. Lacrosse is happening


JO
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/16/20 08:37 PM

[/quote]

That is the only question I have left. Who will be here for it or will it be a local JO session with weak competition. Lacrosse is happening[/quote]

JO[/quote]

How about everyone just plays if they feel safe and have a good time?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/17/20 12:55 AM
I guess there was a big change of heart. NLF decided to host youth teams at the event at Kirkwood, DE, July 20-22nd at the 2026, 2025 and 2024 age groups. Laxachusetts bringing the 2026 Black team (along with 2025 and 2024). Hearing all the big clubs will be there. Let’s the boys play some lax! Should be some fun.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/17/20 12:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I guess there was a big change of heart. NLF decided to host youth teams at the event at Kirkwood, DE, July 20-22nd at the 2026, 2025 and 2024 age groups. Laxachusetts bringing the 2026 Black team (along with 2025 and 2024). Hearing all the big clubs will be there. Let’s the boys play some lax! Should be some fun.


Oh great, they moved it to mid week. How convenient.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/18/20 12:33 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I guess there was a big change of heart. NLF decided to host youth teams at the event at Kirkwood, DE, July 20-22nd at the 2026, 2025 and 2024 age groups. Laxachusetts bringing the 2026 Black team (along with 2025 and 2024). Hearing all the big clubs will be there. Let’s the boys play some lax! Should be some fun.


Looks like no face offs. Goalie pulls the ball from the goal and has to clear. Better practice your clears.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/18/20 02:10 AM
Who is going to NLF?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/18/20 10:18 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I guess there was a big change of heart. NLF decided to host youth teams at the event at Kirkwood, DE, July 20-22nd at the 2026, 2025 and 2024 age groups. Laxachusetts bringing the 2026 Black team (along with 2025 and 2024). Hearing all the big clubs will be there. Let’s the boys play some lax! Should be some fun.

LOL
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/19/20 05:47 PM
Quick question, what type faceoffs will we have this year. Same as last year, motorcycle grip OR the new version where you can't kneel and grip one hand up and one down? Or will there be no Door_Open_And/O and goalie just clears the ball?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/19/20 06:49 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Quick question, what type faceoffs will we have this year. Same as last year, motorcycle grip OR the new version where you can't kneel and grip one hand up and one down? Or will there be no Door_Open_And/O and goalie just clears the ball?


None
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/19/20 08:38 PM
Or will there be no Door_Open_And/O and goalie just clears the ball?

I don't understand this? typo?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/19/20 09:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Who is going to NLF?


Looks like the usual NLF teams and wanta b's

I dont see many teams passing up on this tournament. It gives them street creed for not returning any money to club members
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/20/20 10:54 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Or will there be no Door_Open_And/O and goalie just clears the ball?

I don't understand this? typo?


It'll be like the super young age groups where once a team gets down 5 goals they are given a free clear past mid-field or the goalie will be given the ball and the losing team will have possession but must beat the ride.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/21/20 01:29 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Or will there be no Door_Open_And/O and goalie just clears the ball?

I don't understand this? typo?


It'll be like the super young age groups where once a team gets down 5 goals they are given a free clear past mid-field or the goalie will be given the ball and the losing team will have possession but must beat the ride.


No matter what is written there, it will be the usual game of summer club lacrosse
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/22/20 06:04 PM
Predictions for the 2026 Tournament this Saturday?

Crabs doesn't win a game against Looney's or 91
91 goes undefeated
Looney's and BLC go 1-1
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/22/20 07:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Predictions for the 2026 Tournament this Saturday?

Crabs doesn't win a game against Looney's or 91
91 goes undefeated
Looney's and BLC go 1-1



What tournament is this Saturday 91 dad?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/23/20 01:01 AM
Looks like millions and it’s in tourney machine
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/23/20 01:11 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Predictions for the 2026 Tournament this Saturday?

Crabs doesn't win a game against Looney's or 91
91 goes undefeated
Looney's and BLC go 1-1



What tournament is this Saturday 91 dad?

91 dad wishes. It’s a play day, Hawks dad. You weren’t invited.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/23/20 01:18 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looks like millions and it’s in tourney machine


Interesting was he embarrassed to put his 2023 team in this?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/23/20 02:00 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looks like millions and it’s in tourney machine


Interesting was he embarrassed to put his 2023 team in this?


Haha. Literally skips 2022. That team stinks. Always has. His kid should play elsewhere or does he play for 22?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/23/20 02:06 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looks like millions and it’s in tourney machine


Interesting was he embarrassed to put his 2023 team in this?


Haha. Literally skips 2022. That team stinks. Always has. His kid should play elsewhere or does he play for 22?

2022 will be playing Crabs this Saturday at Troy Park, 12pm, on tourney machine. So what was that?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/23/20 07:04 PM
I think there was a typo in one of the prior posts; 2023 is the team not playing.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/23/20 08:34 PM
This is a 2026 forum and looks like the season is finally getting started -- other than the True nonsense, any predictions on who is hot and who is not?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/24/20 02:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is a 2026 forum and looks like the season is finally getting started -- other than the True nonsense, any predictions on who is hot and who is not?

We will let you know after Saturday when some play.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/24/20 02:53 PM
Has anyone heard details including financials on Mesa joining with Severna Park MD Green Hornets? The history of non-profit and profit clubs joining together seems to not go well (API-Arden...). The fact that all of this is happening behind the scenes without any communication with the community from Green Hornets is concerning.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/24/20 09:55 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is a 2026 forum and looks like the season is finally getting started -- other than the True nonsense, any predictions on who is hot and who is not?


Team 91MD is team to beat!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/24/20 11:28 PM
The level of talent on 91 is undeniable. Half the kids couldn’t make the 6th grade Gilman team but still do undeniable
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/25/20 10:39 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The level of talent on 91 is undeniable. Half the kids couldn’t make the 6th grade Gilman team but still do undeniable


We will see after the powerhouse schedule they put together this weekend.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/25/20 06:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The level of talent on 91 is undeniable. Half the kids couldn’t make the 6th grade Gilman team but still do undeniable


We will see after the powerhouse schedule they put together this weekend.

91 will hammer Crabs.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/25/20 07:49 PM
Looneys will hammer crabs
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/25/20 08:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looneys will hammer crabs


Depends which teams shows up for them!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/26/20 05:32 PM
Depends on whether Crabs have upgraded with new players or re-classed 2025 since last summer. If it is the same Crabs team I saw at Young Guns a year ago they will have a long day.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/26/20 06:17 PM
looneys crushes them all hands down
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/26/20 06:23 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
looneys crushes them all hands down

This is the funniest
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/26/20 10:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
looneys crushes them all hands down

This is the funniest


Which cares! None of them are beating the Hawks!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/27/20 04:02 AM
what size roster do teams carry and is playing time even?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/27/20 10:59 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
looneys crushes them all hands down

This is the funniest


Which cares! None of them are beating the Hawks!

This is now the funniest.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/27/20 02:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
looneys crushes them all hands down

That is accurate except for the score
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/28/20 01:07 PM
Remind me, how did Looneys do? Big goose egg..zero wins...ouch, that hurts!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/28/20 01:46 PM
How did Crabs and 91 look? Both went 1-1.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/28/20 03:24 PM
Was shocked to see the big lefty attack from looneys and the ridiculously fast middie from FCA now on the crabs team. Other than that i don’t think they added much
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/28/20 04:08 PM
Did looneys lose a lot of players?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/28/20 07:34 PM
New 2026 national rankings out from Lacrosse Magazine, BLC living up to their rank?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/29/20 01:08 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
New 2026 national rankings out from Lacrosse Magazine, BLC living up to their rank?


If you put any credibility into rankings that still have Arden Diamondbacks as a team you are delusional...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/29/20 01:29 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Was shocked to see the big lefty attack from looneys and the ridiculously fast middie from FCA now on the crabs team. Other than that i don’t think they added much


Neither have enough talent to make a difference on that team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/29/20 10:00 PM
91 beats Crabs 9-3? Thats an impressive showing.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/29/20 11:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 beats Crabs 9-3? Thats an impressive showing.


Hardly. Crabs missing many players and its not 8th grade where it matters and Crabs stock up.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/30/20 01:58 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 beats Crabs 9-3? Thats an impressive showing.


Hardly. Crabs missing many players and its not 8th grade where it matters and Crabs stock up.


Reclassing kids that can actually play may help. Taking 25's that couldn't play on 25 is digging through the dumpster. The old crabs way is over.......Mark it
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/30/20 02:07 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 beats Crabs 9-3? Thats an impressive showing.


Hardly. Crabs missing many players and its not 8th grade where it matters and Crabs stock up.


Blc beat all of them
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/30/20 11:10 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 beats Crabs 9-3? Thats an impressive showing.


Hardly. Crabs missing many players and its not 8th grade where it matters and Crabs stock up.


Blc beat all of them

Looked liked a full Crabs sideline to me.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/30/20 12:18 PM
Will the Crabs YoungGuns tournament happen?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 06/30/20 02:12 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 beats Crabs 9-3? Thats an impressive showing.


Hardly. Crabs missing many players and its not 8th grade where it matters and Crabs stock up.


Blc beat all of them

Looked liked a full Crabs sideline to me.


Realization is sinking in that there are only so many kids who can reclass (ones with talent, not just size) and the talent in Baltimore county has moved on to other programs because they were around at the lower age groups a few years before Crabs had younger teams. Just recycling the same players through different teams at this point.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/09/20 02:24 AM
Any team talking about tryouts? Will there be any this year or is everyone running back the current teams?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/09/20 03:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any team talking about tryouts? Will there be any this year or is everyone running back the current teams?

Most teams in AA county are having them.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/10/20 06:23 PM
How are the 2026's looking in the area? There has been some scrimmages and games. Any assessments from Baltimore or Anne Arundel County?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/10/20 06:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How are the 2026's looking in the area? There has been some scrimmages and games. Any assessments from Baltimore or Anne Arundel County?

True.....👍🏼👍🏼🚀
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/10/20 08:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How are the 2026's looking in the area? There has been some scrimmages and games. Any assessments from Baltimore or Anne Arundel County?

Howard County is where its at...Watch out for the Pink Flamingos !
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/10/20 10:05 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How are the 2026's looking in the area? There has been some scrimmages and games. Any assessments from Baltimore or Anne Arundel County?

I heard Looneys lost to FCA the other day 5 or 6 to 1. I think Looney’s is scrimmaging 91 next week as well. I think most teams are still rusty from lack of playing time.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/11/20 01:59 AM
Thanks for the update Dave
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/11/20 02:50 PM
Crabs crushed Bayriders today; this tram is going to be special.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/11/20 07:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs crushed Bayriders today; this tram is going to be special.

Too soon.......how did games 2 and 3 go!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/11/20 07:55 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs crushed Bayriders today; this tram is going to be special.

Too soon.......how did games 2 and 3 go!


Lol.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/11/20 08:09 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs crushed Bayriders today; this tram is going to be special.
Crushed? 7-4. Then the Roughriders brought you back to earth
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/11/20 08:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs crushed Bayriders today; this tram is going to be special.
Crushed? 7-4. Then the Roughriders brought you back to earth
And then FCA finished you off. Crabs 1-2.

Next please.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/11/20 08:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs crushed Bayriders today; this tram is going to be special.
More like train wreck.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/11/20 08:59 PM
FCA was legit. Those boys hit their growth spurts early. Impressive defense. (Not an FCA parent)
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/11/20 11:36 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
FCA was legit. Those boys hit their growth spurts early. Impressive defense. (Not an FCA parent)

Hit their growth spurts of more than likely HOLDBACKS!! Yes I went there!! The one defenseman is at least 6 foot and runs like a cheetah and hits like a rhino. They have at least 3 midfielders that are close to 6 foot with the athleticism of freshman in HS. This team loaded with holdbacks; prove me wrong! It’s the CH blueprint!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/12/20 10:06 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs crushed Bayriders today; this tram is going to be special.
More like train wreck.

Very disappointed by the Crabs showing yesterday but I will say this team will continue to improve they just need to add a few more pieces on the offensive side of the ball.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/12/20 02:05 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs crushed Bayriders today; this tram is going to be special.
More like train wreck.

Very disappointed by the Crabs showing yesterday but I will say this team will continue to improve they just need to add a few more pieces on the offensive side of the ball.
Only yesterday?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/12/20 03:00 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
FCA was legit. Those boys hit their growth spurts early. Impressive defense. (Not an FCA parent)

Hit their growth spurts of more than likely HOLDBACKS!! Yes I went there!! The one defenseman is at least 6 foot and runs like a cheetah and hits like a rhino. They have at least 3 midfielders that are close to 6 foot with the athleticism of freshman in HS. This team loaded with holdbacks; prove me wrong! It’s the CH blueprint!!

Defense is definitely legit; #2 was a beast but the offense has much improved. Big middie can’t remember his number was a force. They’re not at the level of hawks or 91 or maybe BLC but they’re better.
I’ll take FCA over 91.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/12/20 03:13 PM
Revised 2026 Elite Rankings - Md

Hawks - have they played anything yet this year?
BLC
91
FCA
Crabs
Looneys

Who else would be playing in the Elite Division?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/12/20 03:30 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
FCA was legit. Those boys hit their growth spurts early. Impressive defense. (Not an FCA parent)

Hit their growth spurts of more than likely HOLDBACKS!! Yes I went there!! The one defenseman is at least 6 foot and runs like a cheetah and hits like a rhino. They have at least 3 midfielders that are close to 6 foot with the athleticism of freshman in HS. This team loaded with holdbacks; prove me wrong! It’s the CH blueprint!!

Defense is definitely legit; #2 was a beast but the offense has much improved. Big middie can’t remember his number was a force. They’re not at the level of hawks or 91 or maybe BLC but they’re better.
I’ll take FCA over 91.

No way! 91 has way too much talent overall and on attack for anyone but maybe the hawks that could compete with them. On another note the FO/Mid for crabs and the big attack kid are very good. Puberty is definitely kicking in early with some of these boys.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/12/20 03:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
FCA was legit. Those boys hit their growth spurts early. Impressive defense. (Not an FCA parent)

Hit their growth spurts of more than likely HOLDBACKS!! Yes I went there!! The one defenseman is at least 6 foot and runs like a cheetah and hits like a rhino. They have at least 3 midfielders that are close to 6 foot with the athleticism of freshman in HS. This team loaded with holdbacks; prove me wrong! It’s the CH blueprint!!

Defense is definitely legit; #2 was a beast but the offense has much improved. Big middie can’t remember his number was a force. They’re not at the level of hawks or 91 or maybe BLC but they’re better.
I’ll take FCA over 91.

No way! 91 has way too much talent overall and on attack for anyone but maybe the hawks that could compete with them. On another note the FO/Mid for crabs and the big attack kid are very good. Puberty is definitely kicking in early with some of these boys.

My original post I was unable to edit but I meant to say the tall kid runs like a cheetah and the other big kid hits like a rhino; that’s the #2 kid on FCA is a beast. I’ll stand by my original post and say at least 5-6 kids are holdbacks on this team; they are a completely different team then what we saw this time last year in the championship game. This is what is ruining youth lacrosse and needs to be addressed. This is what is pathetic about youth sports today!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/12/20 04:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Revised 2026 Elite Rankings - Md

Hawks - have they played anything yet this year?
BLC
91
FCA
Crabs
Looneys

Who else would be playing in the Elite Division?

I think Next Level was a team being considered but I know they went 0-4 yesterday. Not sure if the entire team was there or not but didn’t look impressive.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/12/20 11:55 PM
Not enough data yet, but from what I saw in the fall, and scores I have heard in the first week of summer play, three of the teams mentioned are on very thin ice to be considered Elite. Those would be Crabs, Looneys, and NextLevel. There are some teams not mentioned, especially the one on which my son plays, that I think will show they deserve consideration once more summer lacrosse is played. We shall see. I just pray that all the games currently scheduled actually happen.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/13/20 12:23 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Revised 2026 Elite Rankings - Md

Hawks - have they played anything yet this year?
BLC
91
FCA
Crabs
Looneys

Who else would be playing in the Elite Division?


Has Madlax played any games this summer? Haven't heard a word about them?

Regardless, hard to get worked up about any game results. Kids haven't played much and, with vacations, teams are pulling kids from everywhere to field a full squad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/13/20 01:05 AM
True pulls out of Summer Exposure. Someone is ducking Hawks

#booooooooo ontrue
#weduckmore
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/13/20 11:26 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
True pulls out of Summer Exposure. Someone is ducking Hawks

#booooooooo ontrue
#weduckmore
Or maybe it's covid related. Teams at every level have been dropping out last minute since summer season began. With everything else to worry about, its good to know the Hawks are still classy. Get a grip.

NOT COVID related
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/13/20 12:09 PM
Time to move on. As much as I agree with you, The holdbacks/prefirsts won. 7th and 8th grade are the worst when it comes to holdbacks/prefirst and frankly gives them the most advantage. Many are good players and with puberty kicking in earlier than others, turns some Holdbacks/prefirst(not all) into superstars. They come back to earth with puberty kicking in for others and of course the new reclassed 8th graders, but they are still good ( with more reps and being starters) and older and continue their advantage thru High School.

My advice..Reclass your child if you want to compete. Most private school kids are prefirst ( somehow they dont think that is a holdback?LOL) or heldback by now. Go for it, you will regret later not reclassing him if your child is a good player.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/13/20 12:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not enough data yet, but from what I saw in the fall, and scores I have heard in the first week of summer play, three of the teams mentioned are on very thin ice to be considered Elite. Those would be Crabs, Looneys, and NextLevel. There are some teams not mentioned, especially the one on which my son plays, that I think will show they deserve consideration once more summer lacrosse is played. We shall see. I just pray that all the games currently scheduled actually happen.


I completely agree with this breakdown; there have been a handful of games from teams that have barely had anytime to gel. Looney's and crabs seem to be treading water as elite teams but these clubs are bound to bounce back with reclassification becoming more prevalent right before the HS years. I also agree there needs to be more discussion on this board outside the Elite category; there is good lacrosse being played at AAA and AA for sure.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/13/20 12:57 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
[quote=Anonymous]True pulls out of Summer Exposure. Someone is ducking Hawks

#booooooooo ontrue
#weduckmore
Or maybe it's covid related. Teams at every level have been dropping out last minute since summer season began. With everything else to worry about, its good to know the Hawks are still classy. Get a grip.
Another year another team
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/13/20 02:55 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not enough data yet, but from what I saw in the fall, and scores I have heard in the first week of summer play, three of the teams mentioned are on very thin ice to be considered Elite. Those would be Crabs, Looneys, and NextLevel. There are some teams not mentioned, especially the one on which my son plays, that I think will show they deserve consideration once more summer lacrosse is played. We shall see. I just pray that all the games currently scheduled actually happen.


I completely agree with this breakdown; there have been a handful of games from teams that have barely had anytime to gel. Looney's and crabs seem to be treading water as elite teams but these clubs are bound to bounce back with reclassification becoming more prevalent right before the HS years. I also agree there needs to be more discussion on this board outside the Elite category; there is good lacrosse being played at AAA and AA for sure.

There has been plenty of discussion today about a AA team
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/13/20 04:10 PM
True has some good players and some enthusiastic parents, but is not an Elite team by any stretch. But MadLax is the more interesting omission from the projected list of Elite teams that somebody posted recently. They did not play Hershey this weekend, but the ML 2027 and 2028 teams both were there. And I assume that MadLax 2026 is playing its own tournament in Poolesville this coming weekend, but it is not yet on Tourney app, so it is unclear whether there will be good competition.

Does anybody know how that team is looking, or when we will find out?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/13/20 04:25 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Revised 2026 Elite Rankings - Md

Hawks - have they played anything yet this year?
BLC
91
FCA
Crabs
Looneys

Who else would be playing in the Elite Division?


Has Madlax played any games this summer? Haven't heard a word about them?

Regardless, hard to get worked up about any game results. Kids haven't played much and, with vacations, teams are pulling kids from everywhere to field a full squad.

Great question; I have heard nothing about MADLAX this entire summer. Many clubs are obviously struggling with COVID and what they should be doping moving forward. At this point we shoudl feel forunate the kids are playing and hopefully having some fun.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/13/20 04:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Time to move on. As much as I agree with you, The holdbacks/prefirsts won. 7th and 8th grade are the worst when it comes to holdbacks/prefirst and frankly gives them the most advantage. Many are good players and with puberty kicking in earlier than others, turns some Holdbacks/prefirst(not all) into superstars. They come back to earth with puberty kicking in for others and of course the new reclassed 8th graders, but they are still good ( with more reps and being starters) and older and continue their advantage thru High School.

My advice..Reclass your child if you want to compete. Most private school kids are prefirst ( somehow they dont think that is a holdback?LOL) or heldback by now. Go for it, you will regret later not reclassing him if your child is a good player.

I kind of like the 'work harder' mentality over the reclass and make things easier one but hey that's just me.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/13/20 07:49 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 beats Crabs 9-3? Thats an impressive showing.

Hardly. Crabs missing many players and its not 8th grade where it matters and Crabs stock up.

I am assuming those same kids were out still on Saturday?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/13/20 08:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 beats Crabs 9-3? Thats an impressive showing.

Hardly. Crabs missing many players and its not 8th grade where it matters and Crabs stock up.

I am assuming those same kids were out still on Saturday?
It will be their excuse all summer. Kind of like 91’s excuse of it being too windy.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/13/20 10:47 PM
Crabs should move out of elite and let another team in.
Performance should equal level of play.
Time to move on and find another competitive club.
Move Roughriders or Bay Raiders up.
Those teams are well coached and play classy.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/14/20 11:40 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs should move out of elite and let another team in.
Performance should equal level of play.
Time to move on and find another competitive club.
Move Roughriders or Bay Raiders up.
Those teams are well coached and play classy.

I concur. Both of those teams play top level in summer tourneys. Let them play with the big boys in the Spring too. They can handle it. They may need to add some holdbacks to their rosters to win, but both teams are worthy.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/14/20 12:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs should move out of elite and let another team in.
Performance should equal level of play.
Time to move on and find another competitive club.
Move Roughriders or Bay Raiders up.
Those teams are well coached and play classy.

I concur. Both of those teams play top level in summer tourneys. Let them play with the big boys in the Spring too. They can handle it. They may need to add some holdbacks to their rosters to win, but both teams are worthy.

I would agree as well. Both of these teams competed against what is being considered elite teams in Crabs and FCA and played them both well. Looney's, Crabs and Next Level should be playing AAA; Roughriders and Bay Raiders would give better competition to the elite level teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/14/20 12:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs should move out of elite and let another team in.
Performance should equal level of play.
Time to move on and find another competitive club.
Move Roughriders or Bay Raiders up.
Those teams are well coached and play classy.

I concur. Both of those teams play top level in summer tourneys. Let them play with the big boys in the Spring too. They can handle it. They may need to add some holdbacks to their rosters to win, but both teams are worthy.

I would agree as well. Both of these teams competed against what is being considered elite teams in Crabs and FCA and played them both well. Looney's, Crabs and Next Level should be playing AAA; Roughriders and Bay Raiders would give better competition to the elite level teams.

Roughriders is listed in the A bracket at Summer Exposure this year. Bayraiders is at least up in AA. Will be a good chance to see how they compete against BLC, Hawks, Crabs, VLC. But if you are going to rally for a team to be moved to Elite, they should probably be playing in the Highest bracket of summer tournaments.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/14/20 03:57 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs should move out of elite and let another team in.
Performance should equal level of play.
Time to move on and find another competitive club.
Move Roughriders or Bay Raiders up.
Those teams are well coached and play classy.

I concur. Both of those teams play top level in summer tourneys. Let them play with the big boys in the Spring too. They can handle it. They may need to add some holdbacks to their rosters to win, but both teams are worthy.

I would agree as well. Both of these teams competed against what is being considered elite teams in Crabs and FCA and played them both well. Looney's, Crabs and Next Level should be playing AAA; Roughriders and Bay Raiders would give better competition to the elite level teams.

Roughriders is listed in the A bracket at Summer Exposure this year. Bayraiders is at least up in AA. Will be a good chance to see how they compete against BLC, Hawks, Crabs, VLC. But if you are going to rally for a team to be moved to Elite, they should probably be playing in the Highest bracket of summer tournaments.

Is the schedule out? I did not see anything but you make a valid point with Roughriders.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/14/20 04:23 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs should move out of elite and let another team in.
Performance should equal level of play.
Time to move on and find another competitive club.
Move Roughriders or Bay Raiders up.
Those teams are well coached and play classy.

I concur. Both of those teams play top level in summer tourneys. Let them play with the big boys in the Spring too. They can handle it. They may need to add some holdbacks to their rosters to win, but both teams are worthy.

I would agree as well. Both of these teams competed against what is being considered elite teams in Crabs and FCA and played them both well. Looney's, Crabs and Next Level should be playing AAA; Roughriders and Bay Raiders would give better competition to the elite level teams.

Roughriders is listed in the A bracket at Summer Exposure this year. Bayraiders is at least up in AA. Will be a good chance to see how they compete against BLC, Hawks, Crabs, VLC. But if you are going to rally for a team to be moved to Elite, they should probably be playing in the Highest bracket of summer tournaments.

If you don’t regularly play In NAL or NLF Tournaments you are not elite. HoCo placement doesn’t count.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/14/20 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs should move out of elite and let another team in.
Performance should equal level of play.
Time to move on and find another competitive club.
Move Roughriders or Bay Raiders up.
Those teams are well coached and play classy.

I concur. Both of those teams play top level in summer tourneys. Let them play with the big boys in the Spring too. They can handle it. They may need to add some holdbacks to their rosters to win, but both teams are worthy.

I would agree as well. Both of these teams competed against what is being considered elite teams in Crabs and FCA and played them both well. Looney's, Crabs and Next Level should be playing AAA; Roughriders and Bay Raiders would give better competition to the elite level teams.

Roughriders is listed in the A bracket at Summer Exposure this year. Bayraiders is at least up in AA. Will be a good chance to see how they compete against BLC, Hawks, Crabs, VLC. But if you are going to rally for a team to be moved to Elite, they should probably be playing in the Highest bracket of summer tournaments.

Is the schedule out? I did not see anything but you make a valid point with Roughriders.

Go to Hogan Lax and you can see what division each team is in if you look at each tournament. Some teams even disappeared completely as others were added!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/14/20 06:55 PM
True officially bailed it looks like.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/14/20 07:12 PM
Did anyone go to Hogan Hershey this past weekend? Were there any good teams at the 2026 level? Heard some team I never heard of cleaned up the AA division...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/14/20 07:49 PM
I was there with my son in another age group and did not see any of the 2026 teams in person. But it looks like the Texas teams cleaned up and NextLevel went 0-5. The overall level of competition in all divisions that I normally watch (2028, 2027, 2026, and 2025) was way below what is normally seen in Hershey.

In case anybody on this thread cares, in the 2027 final game, NextLevel and MadLax had a great game; both those teams are looking strong.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/14/20 08:02 PM
This weekend at YoungGunz, Roughriders, Crabs, and VLC will get a chance to play each other.

I would love to know who MadLax is playing in Poolesville but it is not up on Tourney App.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/14/20 09:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This weekend at YoungGunz, Roughriders, Crabs, and VLC will get a chance to play each other.

I would love to know who MadLax is playing in Poolesville but it is not up on Tourney App.
Don’t be surprised if you see some “players who couldn’t make it last week” on the sideline this weekend.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/14/20 11:09 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This weekend at YoungGunz, Roughriders, Crabs, and VLC will get a chance to play each other.

I would love to know who MadLax is playing in Poolesville but it is not up on Tourney App.
Don’t be surprised if you see some “players who couldn’t make it last week” on the sideline this weekend.
Crabs tourney, crabs advantage. Go crabs
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 12:43 AM
So how does Looneys manhandle 91 tonite in a referred game?
Heard it wasn’t even close.
Guest players, kids on vacation, too much wind?
Help me understand 91 Dad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 01:37 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
So how does Looneys manhandle 91 tonite in a referred game?
Heard it wasn’t even close.
Guest players, kids on vacation, too much wind?
Help me understand 91 Dad.

91 may be the smallest and softest team off all the 26s this year. One thing that hasn’t changed; 91 Dad is still obnoxious. MM will not be happy with that performance. lol
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 03:01 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
True officially bailed it looks like.

They're training hard...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 11:03 AM
True is playing in Poolesville this weekend with BLC, Bay Raiders, and MadLax so we will find out if they are for real.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 11:04 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
So how does Looneys manhandle 91 tonite in a referred game?
Heard it wasn’t even close.
Guest players, kids on vacation, too much wind?
Help me understand 91 Dad.

91 may be the smallest and softest team off all the 26s this year. One thing that hasn’t changed; 91 Dad is still obnoxious. MM will not be happy with that performance. lol
Like I said before, FCA over 91 (not an FCA parent)
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 11:38 AM
Why is FCA going up to PA this weekend to play Victory Summer Slam? Is this a chance to give the holdbacks a week off as they have very little competition: Dukes YG, Mesa, PA RR, Shamrocks and Team Minny. Seems like FCA wins by 10 each game.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 12:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
True is playing in Poolesville this weekend with BLC, Bay Raiders, and MadLax so we will find out if they are for real.


BLC has two 2026 Teams. “Blue” and “Orange”

The BLC team you are thinking of, “Blue”, is not at Poolesville this weekend.

They are at NAL next Friday where they will have a big challenge against Tigers XXVI and Sweetlax in pool play.

Madlax and Hawks will also be there along with FCA, Looneys and Crabs. Pools are up on Tourney Machine.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 12:25 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
True is playing in Poolesville this weekend with BLC, Bay Raiders, and MadLax so we will find out if they are for real.
They got pounded by crabs in a scrimmage. Then Crabs goes 1-2 in lax splash against what people on here call non elite teams. That gives you an idea how True is going to do.
I know, I know, no one had a full bench.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 12:53 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
True is playing in Poolesville this weekend with BLC, Bay Raiders, and MadLax so we will find out if they are for real.
We already know what they are
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 01:12 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
True is playing in Poolesville this weekend with BLC, Bay Raiders, and MadLax so we will find out if they are for real.
We already know what they are

They had to call for their big brother at Summer Exposure after they realized the money was spent on the True Annapolis team and they ran.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 01:33 PM
I took a closer look at Tourney app for Poolesville and it is actually the BLC Blue 2027 team playing up in the 2026 bracket.

Where are the elite 2026 teams playing this weekend?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 01:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I took a closer look at Tourney app for Poolesville and it is actually the BLC Blue 2027 team playing up in the 2026 bracket.

Where are the elite 2026 teams playing this weekend?

Getting ready for NLF and NAL
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 02:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Why is FCA going up to PA this weekend to play Victory Summer Slam? Is this a chance to give the holdbacks a week off as they have very little competition: Dukes YG, Mesa, PA RR, Shamrocks and Team Minny. Seems like FCA wins by 10 each game.

I don't know what surprises you. There are very few teams at the 2026 level that are complete and compete the same week in and week out. Lots of movement and gimmicks with borrowing players and whatnot.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 02:26 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Why is FCA going up to PA this weekend to play Victory Summer Slam? Is this a chance to give the holdbacks a week off as they have very little competition: Dukes YG, Mesa, PA RR, Shamrocks and Team Minny. Seems like FCA wins by 10 each game.

I don't know what surprises you. There are very few teams at the 2026 level that are complete and compete the same week in and week out. Lots of movement and gimmicks with borrowing players and whatnot.

Honestly I think teams were scrambling to find tournaments to simply play in when things began to open up again. The NAL and NLF have great competition and most of the 'elite' teams will play in one or both of these tournaments. Per a previous post FCA went from one of the smallest teams to one of the biggest, so either growth spurts, holdbacks or the CH PED program is in effect. lol
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 02:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I took a closer look at Tourney app for Poolesville and it is actually the BLC Blue 2027 team playing up in the 2026 bracket.

Where are the elite 2026 teams playing this weekend?

Getting ready for NLF and NAL


True Statement.....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 02:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
True is playing in Poolesville this weekend with BLC, Bay Raiders, and MadLax so we will find out if they are for real.
We already know what they are

They had to call for their big brother at Summer Exposure after they realized the money was spent on the True Annapolis team and they ran.

True is not Elite or even close. Won't get out of their bracket this weekend
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 03:04 PM
no, makes sense that teams signed up for whatever they could find...maybe some of those PA teams with surprise them as so many squads these days have a few legit players even if the whole team isn't at that level. Was serious in wondering if they give some kids a break, let others play more with NAL a week away though.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 03:52 PM
There are so many donkeys on here with terrible information and just spreading unfounded rumors.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 05:23 PM
Me personally I like when a parent takes accountability for their kid and comes on here and "puts rumors to bed"
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 05:30 PM
The kids are playing. All that matters right now.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 05:43 PM
Such as?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 06:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
There are so many donkeys on here with terrible information and just spreading unfounded rumors.

Rumors???
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 08:01 PM
NAL tourny posted pools.
Hawks, FCA, MadLax,Bethesda, Looneys and Crabs.
No 91?
Wow.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 09:08 PM
NLF in DE (then "the hoped for' move to PA) is canceled. No team from north of DE wants to deal with 2 week quarantines or mandatory testing when they return. That's the situation for travel outside of New England and NY. It's unfortunate...would have been great to have all the elite teams there but won't happen. Most teams from CT, MA, NY and the rest of NE are playing local comp and not traveling.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 09:36 PM
Why would NLF have HHH from PA back again? They scored one goal last year and gave up 45 in pool play and are slated to play Hawks and 91. Pretty sure it will be the same deficit in those games. Why aren't the Hawks playing 91???
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 10:17 PM
NAL -

Bracket A (Hawks, BBL Elite, Express North, Team United)
Bracket B (FCA, Legacy, Towermen, Madlax - Capital)
Bracket C (Tigers XXVI, BLC, Sweetlax Upstate, Tri-State)
Bracket D (Looney’s, Crabs, Leading Edge, Primetime).
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/15/20 10:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
NAL -

Bracket A (Hawks, BBL Elite, Express North, Team United)
Bracket B (FCA, Legacy, Towermen, Madlax - Capital)
Bracket C (Tigers XXVI, BLC, Sweetlax Upstate, Tri-State)
Bracket D (Looney’s, Crabs, Leading Edge, Primetime).


Hawks, FCA, Tigers XXVI, Primetime
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/16/20 12:46 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
NLF in DE (then "the hoped for' move to PA) is canceled. No team from north of DE wants to deal with 2 week quarantines or mandatory testing when they return. That's the situation for travel outside of New England and NY. It's unfortunate...would have been great to have all the elite teams there but won't happen. Most teams from CT, MA, NY and the rest of NE are playing local comp and not traveling.

NLF is on...look at tourneymachine
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/16/20 02:39 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
NLF in DE (then "the hoped for' move to PA) is canceled. No team from north of DE wants to deal with 2 week quarantines or mandatory testing when they return. That's the situation for travel outside of New England and NY. It's unfortunate...would have been great to have all the elite teams there but won't happen. Most teams from CT, MA, NY and the rest of NE are playing local comp and not traveling.

NLF is on...look at tourneymachine

wayz should be and hawks will dominate as usuals
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/16/20 02:54 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
NLF in DE (then "the hoped for' move to PA) is canceled. No team from north of DE wants to deal with 2 week quarantines or mandatory testing when they return. That's the situation for travel outside of New England and NY. It's unfortunate...would have been great to have all the elite teams there but won't happen. Most teams from CT, MA, NY and the rest of NE are playing local comp and not traveling.

NLF is on...look at tourneymachine

Its happening !! Obviously it is down from years pass, but still great competition.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/16/20 09:14 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
NLF in DE (then "the hoped for' move to PA) is canceled. No team from north of DE wants to deal with 2 week quarantines or mandatory testing when they return. That's the situation for travel outside of New England and NY. It's unfortunate...would have been great to have all the elite teams there but won't happen. Most teams from CT, MA, NY and the rest of NE are playing local comp and not traveling.

NLF is on...look at tourneymachine

They turned it into a small one day event with teams playing 2 games. Not the big multi day tourney it was intended to be.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/16/20 01:14 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
NLF in DE (then "the hoped for' move to PA) is canceled. No team from north of DE wants to deal with 2 week quarantines or mandatory testing when they return. That's the situation for travel outside of New England and NY. It's unfortunate...would have been great to have all the elite teams there but won't happen. Most teams from CT, MA, NY and the rest of NE are playing local comp and not traveling.

NLF is on...look at tourneymachine

They turned it into a small one day event with teams playing 2 games. Not the big multi day tourney it was intended to be.

Looks like NAL next Friday is the tournament of the summer. Hopefully your son is on a team that is attending.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/16/20 02:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
NLF in DE (then "the hoped for' move to PA) is canceled. No team from north of DE wants to deal with 2 week quarantines or mandatory testing when they return. That's the situation for travel outside of New England and NY. It's unfortunate...would have been great to have all the elite teams there but won't happen. Most teams from CT, MA, NY and the rest of NE are playing local comp and not traveling.

NLF is on...look at tourneymachine

They turned it into a small one day event with teams playing 2 games. Not the big multi day tourney it was intended to be.

Looks like NAL next Friday is the tournament of the summer. Hopefully your son is on a team that is attending.

You are overlooking the Capital Classic this weekend.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/16/20 03:43 PM
DId 91 pull out of tournaments after the beating they took from Looneys? 91 Dad? Where are you? Football start?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/16/20 03:47 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
NLF in DE (then "the hoped for' move to PA) is canceled. No team from north of DE wants to deal with 2 week quarantines or mandatory testing when they return. That's the situation for travel outside of New England and NY. It's unfortunate...would have been great to have all the elite teams there but won't happen. Most teams from CT, MA, NY and the rest of NE are playing local comp and not traveling.

NLF is on...look at tourneymachine

They turned it into a small one day event with teams playing 2 games. Not the big multi day tourney it was intended to be.

Looks like NAL next Friday is the tournament of the summer. Hopefully your son is on a team that is attending.

You are overlooking the Capital Classic this weekend.


YES! True vs 2025 Gorilla LC and 2027 BLC should be instant classics!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/16/20 07:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
NLF in DE (then "the hoped for' move to PA) is canceled. No team from north of DE wants to deal with 2 week quarantines or mandatory testing when they return. That's the situation for travel outside of New England and NY. It's unfortunate...would have been great to have all the elite teams there but won't happen. Most teams from CT, MA, NY and the rest of NE are playing local comp and not traveling.

NLF is on...look at tourneymachine

They turned it into a small one day event with teams playing 2 games. Not the big multi day tourney it was intended to be.

Looks like NAL next Friday is the tournament of the summer. Hopefully your son is on a team that is attending.

You are overlooking the Capital Classic this weekend.


YES! True vs 2025 Gorilla LC and 2027 BLC should be instant classics!

That Tournament has only one top 20 team, Madlax.

NAL has over 10 of the top 20 teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/16/20 07:32 PM
Madlax 2026 needs work on its resume before they are considered Top 20 nationally, or worthy of HoCo Elite for next spring. Beating up on the 2026 field at Capital Classic will not show very much. But hopefully they will get a chance to show their stuff before the summer is over.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/17/20 08:24 AM
Anyone who wants to give their money to a club owner like MM has some serious mental issues. I’ll just point you to the direction on his 22 team as it implodes due to his selfish behavior. What an embarrassment to youth lacrosse. We hat say you 91 parent? How do you justify giving money to this guy???
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/17/20 01:38 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Madlax 2026 needs work on its resume before they are considered Top 20 nationally, or worthy of HoCo Elite for next spring. Beating up on the 2026 field at Capital Classic will not show very much. But hopefully they will get a chance to show their stuff before the summer is over.

Not a Madlax parent but in the next 7 days they will play at Capital Classic, NLF, NAL. We will definitely know how good ALL our local teams are shortly.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/17/20 01:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Madlax 2026 needs work on its resume before they are considered Top 20 nationally, or worthy of HoCo Elite for next spring. Beating up on the 2026 field at Capital Classic will not show very much. But hopefully they will get a chance to show their stuff before the summer is over.
Idk, always a fun debate but I think they cold be top 20...somewhere in that 15-25 range.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/17/20 02:14 PM
The Division Breakdowns for the NAL Tournament have been taken down; more changes coming due to teams dropping out or going to be canceled?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/17/20 03:44 PM
Capital Classic is being moved to VA? Anyone got the scoop?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/17/20 03:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The Division Breakdowns for the NAL Tournament have been taken down; more changes coming due to teams dropping out or going to be canceled?

Gonna be cancelled. Its coming
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/17/20 04:03 PM
NAL originally stated 3 games as welll as NLF but both schedules only had teams playing 2. It stinks to drive 2 hours to play 2 games
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/17/20 04:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The Division Breakdowns for the NAL Tournament have been taken down; more changes coming due to teams dropping out or going to be canceled?

Curious as well.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/17/20 04:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
NAL originally stated 3 games as welll as NLF but both schedules only had teams playing 2. It stinks to drive 2 hours to play 2 games

Some teams playing 3 on NLF schedule.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/18/20 03:02 AM
Koopers 2027 won the 2026 Division at Beach Lax, in a 12 team bracket? Crabs 2026 placed 3rd. Are we going to ignore this?

With that said, the kid that takes the face offs for Crabs is REALLY good.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/18/20 11:45 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Koopers 2027 won the 2026 Division at Beach Lax, in a 12 team bracket? Crabs 2026 placed 3rd. Are we going to ignore this?

With that said, the kid that takes the face offs for Crabs is REALLY good.

Yes due to the fact it was a 26/27 bracket and Kooper’s played all 27 teams. And yes I would hope someone one crabs would be REALLY good against Breakers, HOCO and Sidewinders all A or AA teams at best.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/18/20 01:41 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Koopers 2027 won the 2026 Division at Beach Lax, in a 12 team bracket? Crabs 2026 placed 3rd. Are we going to ignore this?

With that said, the kid that takes the face offs for Crabs is REALLY good.

Yes due to the fact it was a 26/27 bracket and Kooper’s played all 27 teams. And yes I would hope someone one crabs would be REALLY good against Breakers, HOCO and Sidewinders all A or AA teams at best.

The real question is why is Crabs 2026 not at NLF this week? Crabs are a founding member. Doesn't look good to not be there. Maybe worried about being embarrassed? Maybe stick to weak tournaments like Beach Lax?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/18/20 01:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Koopers 2027 won the 2026 Division at Beach Lax, in a 12 team bracket? Crabs 2026 placed 3rd. Are we going to ignore this?

With that said, the kid that takes the face offs for Crabs is REALLY good.

Yes due to the fact it was a 26/27 bracket and Kooper’s played all 27 teams. And yes I would hope someone one crabs would be REALLY good against Breakers, HOCO and Sidewinders all A or AA teams at best.

Best they could do against Sidewinders was a tie.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/18/20 01:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Koopers 2027 won the 2026 Division at Beach Lax, in a 12 team bracket? Crabs 2026 placed 3rd. Are we going to ignore this?

With that said, the kid that takes the face offs for Crabs is REALLY good.

Yes due to the fact it was a 26/27 bracket and Kooper’s played all 27 teams. And yes I would hope someone one crabs would be REALLY good against Breakers, HOCO and Sidewinders all A or AA teams at best.


But Crabs only played teams that were A or AA, so shouldn’t they have gone 3-0 and dominated the tournament with a large goal differential? They tied Sidewinders. I think that was point.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/18/20 02:58 PM
Just got a text that FCA lost to PA Roughriders...tourney machine stalking verifies it. Maybe the we’re looking ahead to next weekend as that’s a legit squad. Not being a donk, but looking for info if anyone has it in that game.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/18/20 04:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just got a text that FCA lost to PA Roughriders...tourney machine stalking verifies it. Maybe the we’re looking ahead to next weekend as that’s a legit squad. Not being a donk, but looking for info if anyone has it in that game.
Refs didn't even know the rules, but PA RR were solid and definitely way better than expected. FCA was the better team but didn't play well enough to put it out of reach. FCA will win out tmrw.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/18/20 04:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just got a text that FCA lost to PA Roughriders...tourney machine stalking verifies it. Maybe the we’re looking ahead to next weekend as that’s a legit squad. Not being a donk, but looking for info if anyone has it in that game.
Refs didn't even know the rules, but PA RR were solid and definitely way better than expected. FCA was the better team but didn't play well enough to put it out of reach. FCA will win out tmrw.
All the PA club teams would be avg. rec teams in MD, don't want to hear excuses.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/18/20 06:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just got a text that FCA lost to PA Roughriders...tourney machine stalking verifies it. Maybe the we’re looking ahead to next weekend as that’s a legit squad. Not being a donk, but looking for info if anyone has it in that game.
Refs didn't even know the rules, but PA RR were solid and definitely way better than expected. FCA was the better team but didn't play well enough to put it out of reach. FCA will win out tmrw.
All the PA club teams would be avg. rec teams in MD, don't want to hear excuses.
Umm, Tigers XVI is a PA club team. Let’s be honest, outside of Hawks there’s no great 2026 team in MD yet. It’s a good thing talent is still so spread out at this age.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/18/20 09:21 PM
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/18/20 09:33 PM
Is that a baseball team?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/18/20 10:27 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa

You obviously didn't see 91 vs Looneys last week. 🤦‍♂️
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/19/20 01:16 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just got a text that FCA lost to PA Roughriders...tourney machine stalking verifies it. Maybe the we’re looking ahead to next weekend as that’s a legit squad. Not being a donk, but looking for info if anyone has it in that game.
Refs didn't even know the rules, but PA RR were solid and definitely way better than expected. FCA was the better team but didn't play well enough to put it out of reach. FCA will win out tmrw.
All the PA club teams would be avg. rec teams in MD, don't want to hear excuses.

I would love to know who your son(s) are playing for? I read some bitterness in this post lol. Hit the wall!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/19/20 05:55 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa
FCA won out, 4-3 in the final over PA Roughriders. Game called early due to a fight.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/19/20 06:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa
FCA won out, 4-3 in the final over PA Roughriders. Game called early due to a fight.

Didn’t FCA and Crabs have some sort of fight last week too? Or maybe it was in the stands? Fellowship of Christian Athletes...ha!

FCA has a good team though. Those defenders are excellent.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/19/20 08:01 PM
Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Neither the coaches or parents of any level FCA team I have seen over the years have ever actually practiced what they are supposed to be about. Sad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/19/20 08:51 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa
FCA won out, 4-3 in the final over PA Roughriders. Game called early due to a fight.

Didn’t FCA and Crabs have some sort of fight last week too? Or maybe it was in the stands? Fellowship of Christian Athletes...ha!

FCA has a good team though. Those defenders are excellent.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa
FCA won out, 4-3 in the final over PA Roughriders. Game called early due to a fight.

Didn’t FCA and Crabs have some sort of fight last week too? Or maybe it was in the stands? Fellowship of Christian Athletes...ha!

FCA has a good team though. Those defenders are excellent.
Their defenders are definitely legit, unfortunately offense needs work. PA Roughriders had a solid starting attack with a big dude who is very athletic, was a great matchup until the unfortunate ending.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/19/20 10:26 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa
FCA won out, 4-3 in the final over PA Roughriders. Game called early due to a fight.

Didn’t FCA and Crabs have some sort of fight last week too? Or maybe it was in the stands? Fellowship of Christian Athletes...ha!

FCA has a good team though. Those defenders are excellent.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa
FCA won out, 4-3 in the final over PA Roughriders. Game called early due to a fight.

Didn’t FCA and Crabs have some sort of fight last week too? Or maybe it was in the stands? Fellowship of Christian Athletes...ha!

FCA has a good team though. Those defenders are excellent.
Their defenders are definitely legit, unfortunately offense needs work. PA Roughriders had a solid starting attack with a big dude who is very athletic, was a great matchup until the unfortunate ending.

What happened at the end?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/19/20 11:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa
FCA won out, 4-3 in the final over PA Roughriders. Game called early due to a fight.

Didn’t FCA and Crabs have some sort of fight last week too? Or maybe it was in the stands? Fellowship of Christian Athletes...ha!

FCA has a good team though. Those defenders are excellent.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa
FCA won out, 4-3 in the final over PA Roughriders. Game called early due to a fight.

Didn’t FCA and Crabs have some sort of fight last week too? Or maybe it was in the stands? Fellowship of Christian Athletes...ha!

FCA has a good team though. Those defenders are excellent.
Their defenders are definitely legit, unfortunately offense needs work. PA Roughriders had a solid starting attack with a big dude who is very athletic, was a great matchup until the unfortunate ending.

What happened at the end?
Fight with an FCA kid getting knocked out...game called early
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/19/20 11:08 PM
FCA was ahead, working the clock. Their attackman was snaking the Rough Riders defender pretty hard. Their attack dropped the ball and it was recovered and thrown up field, followed up with a push from behind. The Rough Rider defender then jumped on the attackman and launched a full on ground and pound assault. The ref had his back turned so the FCA player took a solid beating. He was finally pulled off and his father ran up yelling he'd take on everybody there. Both sidelines were on the field and the game was ended. The player and father are an embarrassment to the Rough Riders organization. It was a fairly even game until that point. There was roughly one to two minutes left on the clock.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/19/20 11:59 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa
FCA won out, 4-3 in the final over PA Roughriders. Game called early due to a fight.

Didn’t FCA and Crabs have some sort of fight last week too? Or maybe it was in the stands? Fellowship of Christian Athletes...ha!

FCA has a good team though. Those defenders are excellent.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa
FCA won out, 4-3 in the final over PA Roughriders. Game called early due to a fight.

Didn’t FCA and Crabs have some sort of fight last week too? Or maybe it was in the stands? Fellowship of Christian Athletes...ha!

FCA has a good team though. Those defenders are excellent.
Their defenders are definitely legit, unfortunately offense needs work. PA Roughriders had a solid starting attack with a big dude who is very athletic, was a great matchup until the unfortunate ending.

What happened at the end?

Roughriders player punched an FCA player in the head twice knocking him unconscious. Roughriders parents rushed the field and threatened to kill people. Seriously the Dad of the roughriders player who assaulted the FCA player screamed "I'll kill everyone here"

There was no fight. Just a roughriders player assaulting an FCA player. Nothing happened after that.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 12:40 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa
FCA won out, 4-3 in the final over PA Roughriders. Game called early due to a fight.

Didn’t FCA and Crabs have some sort of fight last week too? Or maybe it was in the stands? Fellowship of Christian Athletes...ha!

FCA has a good team though. Those defenders are excellent.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I would consider 91 md a great team. At least talent wise. Funny from the FCA parent that they will win out tomorrow. I certainly hope so against Dukes Young guns and Mesa
FCA won out, 4-3 in the final over PA Roughriders. Game called early due to a fight.

Didn’t FCA and Crabs have some sort of fight last week too? Or maybe it was in the stands? Fellowship of Christian Athletes...ha!

FCA has a good team though. Those defenders are excellent.
Their defenders are definitely legit, unfortunately offense needs work. PA Roughriders had a solid starting attack with a big dude who is very athletic, was a great matchup until the unfortunate ending.

What happened at the end?

Roughriders player punched an FCA player in the head twice knocking him unconscious. Roughriders parents rushed the field and threatened to kill people. Seriously the Dad of the roughriders player who assaulted the FCA player screamed "I'll kill everyone here"

There was no fight. Just a roughriders player assaulting an FCA player. Nothing happened after that.
So RR didn’t win?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 12:59 AM
Wild stuff. I’ve always thought both those teams are pretty low class. Something must have happened to cause the RR player and Dad to go off the deep end; anybody care to share that?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 01:20 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Wild stuff. I’ve always thought both those teams are pretty low class. Something must have happened to cause the RR player and Dad to go off the deep end; anybody care to share that?
FCA got called for a penalty which started it (flag was down and ref should have blown it dead). RR player should not have knocked him out, but the flag was on FCA so he obv started it and unfortunately felt the consequences.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 01:26 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Wild stuff. I’ve always thought both those teams are pretty low class. Something must have happened to cause the RR player and Dad to go off the deep end; anybody care to share that?

I’ll go with Chromosomes...........
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 01:32 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Wild stuff. I’ve always thought both those teams are pretty low class. Something must have happened to cause the RR player and Dad to go off the deep end; anybody care to share that?

Unsportsmanlike excorcism. 2 minute unreleasable
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 01:44 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Wild stuff. I’ve always thought both those teams are pretty low class. Something must have happened to cause the RR player and Dad to go off the deep end; anybody care to share that?
The FCA defense against the RR attack was beautiful lax all around...the FCA attack vs RR defense was poor play with an awful ending.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 01:54 AM
No, FCA won the tourney. 4-3
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 01:57 AM
No, not really. He just couldn't overtake the FCA player and lost it. The father was on the goal end, team side of the field yelling like an stunad most of the game. Seemed pretty simple, they just couldn't take losing and time running out.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 11:47 AM
How do you knock a kid out who’s wearing a helmet and you are wearing gloves?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 12:16 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Wild stuff. I’ve always thought both those teams are pretty low class. Something must have happened to cause the RR player and Dad to go off the deep end; anybody care to share that?
FCA got called for a penalty which started it (flag was down and ref should have blown it dead). RR player should not have knocked him out, but the flag was on FCA so he obv started it and unfortunately felt the consequences.

FCA is that one team always involved in some BS while the parents stand around and go "What, What, not us, never", but it always seems to involve them. I've watched them lose championships because they couldn't control themselves on the field. Unfortunate because they have a good team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 12:47 PM
Saw True, Illinois Premier is in several brackets listed on the Machine for upcoming Summer Exposure. What does this say about the True organizations view of their Annapolis team being they played down to a 27 team yesterday and are not even registered for Exposure. Also does anyone know anything about their Premier team? Is it an Allstar team from Illinois, a national all star team or just their top club team from that area.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 01:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Saw True, Illinois Premier is in several brackets listed on the Machine for upcoming Summer Exposure. What does this say about the True organizations view of their Annapolis team being they played down to a 27 team yesterday and are not even registered for Exposure. Also does anyone know anything about their Premier team? Is it an Allstar team from Illinois, a national all star team or just their top club team from that area.

True Il Premier teams are True best teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 01:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How do you knock a kid out who’s wearing a helmet and you are wearing gloves?

Does it really matter how? The behavior it what needs to be addressed and the kid who threw the punches should never be allowed to be on a lacrosse field again.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 01:12 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Saw True, Illinois Premier is in several brackets listed on the Machine for upcoming Summer Exposure. What does this say about the True organizations view of their Annapolis team being they played down to a 27 team yesterday and are not even registered for Exposure. Also does anyone know anything about their Premier team? Is it an Allstar team from Illinois, a national all star team or just their top club team from that area.

I saw True Annapolis play Madlax yesterday and they are inept on offense. Are just bad on offense. No chance they beat any quality teams when you cannot score.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 01:13 PM
Saw a game in Delaware in the Fall where an FCA defender inflicted the cheapest of cheap shots against a Hawks middle. Same deal, ref stopped the game. Not sure how injured the Hawks player was but I would say he suffered a concussion at the least based upon how his head hit the ground. Literally the cheapest cheap shot I have seen in youth sports.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 01:40 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Saw True, Illinois Premier is in several brackets listed on the Machine for upcoming Summer Exposure. What does this say about the True organizations view of their Annapolis team being they played down to a 27 team yesterday and are not even registered for Exposure. Also does anyone know anything about their Premier team? Is it an Allstar team from Illinois, a national all star team or just their top club team from that area.

I saw True Annapolis play Madlax yesterday and they are inept on offense. Are just bad on offense. No chance they beat any quality teams when you cannot score.

Madlax is touted as a top 20 team in the country and only beat True 6-2; hardly a powerhouse displayed by Madlax.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 01:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How do you knock a kid out who’s wearing a helmet and you are wearing gloves?
I was wondering that too, but maybe the kid's head bounced off the ground which knocked him out, not the actual punch. Nothing justifies throwing the first punch, but if flag was down on FCA, hard to say he didn't start it. Not that any FCA parent will admit their sweet little Christian athlete had anything to do with it though.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 03:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Wild stuff. I’ve always thought both those teams are pretty low class. Something must have happened to cause the RR player and Dad to go off the deep end; anybody care to share that?

I’ll go with Chromosomes...........

☝ THIS!! LMAO
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 03:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Neither the coaches or parents of any level FCA team I have seen over the years have ever actually practiced what they are supposed to be about. Sad.



The FCA teams have some of the worse parents. Not living up to the idea behind the club for sure.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 04:18 PM
Who do we got this week playing?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 04:26 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Neither the coaches or parents of any level FCA team I have seen over the years have ever actually practiced what they are supposed to be about. Sad.



The FCA teams have some of the worse parents. Not living up to the idea behind the club for sure.

Do confessions absolve you of assault and battery or does the prayer circle handle that?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 05:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Who do we got this week playing?

Hard to tell; still waiting on the NAL schedule if this is still happening?? I think that would be the biggest tournament along with NLF. That schedule is out; looks like 91 is hiding from the elite teams up there.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 05:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Who do we got this week playing?

Hard to tell; still waiting on the NAL schedule if this is still happening?? I think that would be the biggest tournament along with NLF. That schedule is out; looks like 91 is hiding from the elite teams up there.

Summer Exposure schedule is out. Nice to see some local teams stepping up while others go play the "Our lady of the worthless miracle club lax rub and tug shootout" where no one can see them and they can crush some shlubs!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 05:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Who do we got this week playing?

Hard to tell; still waiting on the NAL schedule if this is still happening?? I think that would be the biggest tournament along with NLF. That schedule is out; looks like 91 is hiding from the elite teams up there.
Tigers and Hawks should just play a best 2 out of 3 up there and call it a day
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 08:28 PM
Everyone got their wish. NAL schedule out. TIgers and Hawks are in the same bracket along with Primetime out of NY and Towermen out of NJ.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 11:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Everyone got their wish. NAL schedule out. TIgers and Hawks are in the same bracket along with Primetime out of NY and Towermen out of NJ.
Wow, that is a stacked bracket.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/20/20 11:27 PM
Primetime and Towermen?
I’m sure those Rec teams wished they were in a different bracket.
Maybe they can play the Crabs in a consolation game?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/21/20 01:37 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Who do we got this week playing?

Hard to tell; still waiting on the NAL schedule if this is still happening?? I think that would be the biggest tournament along with NLF. That schedule is out; looks like 91 is hiding from the elite teams up there.
Tigers and Hawks should just play a best 2 out of 3 up there and call it a day

What 91 team are you referring to?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/21/20 02:25 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Everyone got their wish. NAL schedule out. TIgers and Hawks are in the same bracket along with Primetime out of NY and Towermen out of NJ.
Wow, that is a stacked bracket.

Yowsa!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/21/20 02:47 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Everyone got their wish. NAL schedule out. TIgers and Hawks are in the same bracket along with Primetime out of NY and Towermen out of NJ.
Wow, that is a stacked bracket.

Hawks & Tigers play at nlf also
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/21/20 12:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Who do we got this week playing?

Hard to tell; still waiting on the NAL schedule if this is still happening?? I think that would be the biggest tournament along with NLF. That schedule is out; looks like 91 is hiding from the elite teams up there.
Tigers and Hawks should just play a best 2 out of 3 up there and call it a day

What 91 team are you referring to?

This is a 2026 forum I think.........
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/21/20 01:48 PM
Curious why the NAL middle school brackets have 2 champions while the HS brackets have a true bracket with 1 winner? Filed availability?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/21/20 03:17 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Curious why the NAL middle school brackets have 2 champions while the HS brackets have a true bracket with 1 winner? Filed availability?
Yeah, seems odd they couldn't fit in one more game. Unless there's a limit of teams playing 4 games in a single day now or something
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/21/20 04:53 PM
Well NLF updated 3 games. Looking forward to seeing the Tigers Hawks game
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/21/20 04:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Who do we got this week playing?

Hard to tell; still waiting on the NAL schedule if this is still happening?? I think that would be the biggest tournament along with NLF. That schedule is out; looks like 91 is hiding from the elite teams up there.
Tigers and Hawks should just play a best 2 out of 3 up there and call it a day

What 91 team are you referring to?

This is a 2026 forum I think.........

Which 91 team is hiding? 91 MD or 91 LI?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/21/20 05:41 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Who do we got this week playing?

Hard to tell; still waiting on the NAL schedule if this is still happening?? I think that would be the biggest tournament along with NLF. That schedule is out; looks like 91 is hiding from the elite teams up there.
Tigers and Hawks should just play a best 2 out of 3 up there and call it a day

What 91 team are you referring to?

This is a 2026 forum I think.........

Which 91 team is hiding? 91 MD or 91 LI?

They just made adjustments to the schedule with another team at 2026 dropping out. Team 91 MD is now playing Hawks, Madlax and Tigers......Murderers Row. lol
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/21/20 05:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Who do we got this week playing?

Hard to tell; still waiting on the NAL schedule if this is still happening?? I think that would be the biggest tournament along with NLF. That schedule is out; looks like 91 is hiding from the elite teams up there.
Tigers and Hawks should just play a best 2 out of 3 up there and call it a day

What 91 team are you referring to?

This is a 2026 forum I think.........

Which 91 team is hiding? 91 MD or 91 LI?

Sounds like they are trying to move the tourney to CT or PA since MD was just added to the quarantine list of states.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/21/20 05:57 PM
91 MD hides from nothing. Look at our schedule dummies!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/21/20 09:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 MD hides from nothing. Look at our schedule dummies!!

They were hiding against Looneys last week that’s for sure!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/21/20 10:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 MD hides from nothing. Look at our schedule dummies!!

They were hiding against Looneys last week that’s for sure!!

Yup. 3 goals...🤦‍♂️
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 12:46 AM
Maryland was added to the quarantine list in NY. No MD teams to NY and no NY teams to MD without a 14 day quarantine both ways.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 12:41 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Maryland was added to the quarantine list in NY. No MD teams to NY and no NY teams to MD without a 14 day quarantine both ways.
Sports are about to shut down because people can't follow simple instructions. Get ready.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 01:09 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 MD hides from nothing. Look at our schedule dummies!!

They were hiding against Looneys last week that’s for sure!!

Yup. 3 goals...🤦‍♂️
It was sunny and hot! Conditions were not ideal for them to win! Everyone knows they need cool and overcast skies to compete! Give them a break!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 02:27 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 MD hides from nothing. Look at our schedule dummies!!

HAHAHA!!! Your coaches hide from the refs on the sidelines when they get ejected. Ole boy needs some anger management.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 06:25 PM
Hawks aren't messing around today...beating 91 MD by 6 goals and Tigers by 8 goals is not a bad Wednesday
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 06:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks aren't messing around today...beating 91 MD by 6 goals and Tigers by 8 goals is not a bad Wednesday
Nobody cares but you, big ole Hawks dad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 07:08 PM
Do Hawks have basically the same group from last year? Second game score is a shocker.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 08:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 MD hides from nothing. Look at our schedule dummies!!

HAHAHA!!! Your coaches hide from the refs on the sidelines when they get ejected. Ole boy needs some anger management.
91 MD might want to start hiding more after going 0-3 today!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 10:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks aren't messing around today...beating 91 MD by 6 goals and Tigers by 8 goals is not a bad Wednesday
Nobody cares but you, big ole Hawks dad.
Big Ole Hawks Dad? I’m not that big! Tigers parents sure seemed to care. Who makes up that Tigers team this year? Some great players, but play nothing like a team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 11:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks aren't messing around today...beating 91 MD by 6 goals and Tigers by 8 goals is not a bad Wednesday
Nobody cares but you, big ole Hawks dad.

LIL OLE 91 DAD, TAKING THE LUMPIEST OF L's TODAY.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 11:16 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Do Hawks have basically the same group from last year? Second game score is a shocker.


Tigers has one kid!!!! He doesnt pass. The funny thing is his dad was sitting on the bench telling the coaches when to run him at midfield and attack. Kid didnt score a goal until Hawks were up big in the 4th quarter . I
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 11:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Do Hawks have basically the same group from last year? Second game score is a shocker.

I watched some. One hawks dad told me they added 3-4 from last year and lost a few. Said the were missing a good player today too
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 11:30 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 MD hides from nothing. Look at our schedule dummies!!

HAHAHA!!! Your coaches hide from the refs on the sidelines when they get ejected. Ole boy needs some anger management.
91 MD might want to start hiding more after going 0-3 today!


I think it was hilarious that the coach said throw the ball out of bounds on a flag down. How about try and take a shot a score. You dont score you go man up. 0-3 0r 3-0 for $1800 for club ball
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/22/20 11:51 PM
Did anyone notice the Tigers kid driving home when they left?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 01:13 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Did anyone notice the Tigers kid driving home when they left?
Haha, Hawks kids were saying they saw some new faces on the Tigers, but none they recognized from other teams...guess they were dipping into other age groups!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 01:59 AM
Anyone see True or Bay Raiders...... looks like they keep dropping out of tournaments and then playing elsewhere


#stopducking #youdonttrainmore #stilljustPLC
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 02:42 AM
What happened to that big lefty attack for 91...never saw a big one...91 Dad...where are you? What happened today?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 03:37 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Did anyone notice the Tigers kid driving home when they left?
Haha, Hawks kids were saying they saw some new faces on the Tigers, but none they recognized from other teams...guess they were dipping into other age groups!

I am impressed. Outside of Fortnite, my kid can’t remember what he did yesterday. Hawks kids remember the roster of an out of state team they play twice a year?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 10:37 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Did anyone notice the Tigers kid driving home when they left?
Haha, Hawks kids were saying they saw some new faces on the Tigers, but none they recognized from other teams...guess they were dipping into other age groups!

I am impressed. Outside of Fortnite, my kid can’t remember what he did yesterday. Hawks kids remember the roster of an out of state team they play twice a year?

I mean they are faster, stronger, more athletic so smarter is probably right. Hence why your kid is playing Fortnight
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 11:51 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Did anyone notice the Tigers kid driving home when they left?
Haha, Hawks kids were saying they saw some new faces on the Tigers, but none they recognized from other teams...guess they were dipping into other age groups!

I am impressed. Outside of Fortnite, my kid can’t remember what he did yesterday. Hawks kids remember the roster of an out of state team they play twice a year?

I mean they are faster, stronger, more athletic so smarter is probably right. Hence why your kid is playing Fortnight
Smarter is pushing it. I mean we are talking AA county. #gitrdun
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 11:55 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Did anyone notice the Tigers kid driving home when they left?
Haha, Hawks kids were saying they saw some new faces on the Tigers, but none they recognized from other teams...guess they were dipping into other age groups!

I am impressed. Outside of Fortnite, my kid can’t remember what he did yesterday. Hawks kids remember the roster of an out of state team they play twice a year?

Some kids want it more then others and it shows.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 11:56 AM
now that's funny
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 11:59 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What happened to that big lefty attack for 91...never saw a big one...91 Dad...where are you? What happened today?

91 Dad still waiting on his kid to actually "PUT A BODY ON SOMEONE" instead of getting run right by!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 12:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Did anyone notice the Tigers kid driving home when they left?
Haha, Hawks kids were saying they saw some new faces on the Tigers, but none they recognized from other teams...guess they were dipping into other age groups!

I am impressed. Outside of Fortnite, my kid can’t remember what he did yesterday. Hawks kids remember the roster of an out of state team they play twice a year?

Some kids want it more then others and it shows.
You mean some kids parents want it more and it shows. Keep it real.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 01:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Did anyone notice the Tigers kid driving home when they left?
Haha, Hawks kids were saying they saw some new faces on the Tigers, but none they recognized from other teams...guess they were dipping into other age groups!

I am impressed. Outside of Fortnite, my kid can’t remember what he did yesterday. Hawks kids remember the roster of an out of state team they play twice a year?

Some kids want it more then others and it shows.
You mean some kids parents want it more and it shows. Keep it real.
Nah, I really want it, but my kid doesn't have the same drive. This isn't about the kids...it's all about the parents!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 03:08 PM
Now that the chest pumping is done. How were the actual games yesterday?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 03:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Now that the chest pumping is done. How were the actual games yesterday?
1. Hawks
2. Tigers
3. Madlax
3. 91
5. HHH

I'd say Hawks, 91, Madlax were all as expected. Madlax is better coached and plays more team ball, but 91 has more individual talent...in they end a tie. Tigers weren't as strong as I thought and HHH was better than last year, but not at the level of other 4 teams. I didn't watch Madlax vs. HHH, but from glances I don't think the one goal score was indicative.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 04:09 PM
Individually 91 has more talent than any 26 team. Just need to play more like a team!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 05:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Individually 91 has more talent than any 26 team. Just need to play more like a team!!
I am neither a 91 nor a Hawks parent, but I think saying 91 has more talent than any 26 team is really tough to justify.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 05:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Individually 91 has more talent than any 26 team. Just need to play more like a team!!
I am neither a 91 nor a Hawks parent, but I think saying 91 has more talent than any 26 team is really tough to justify.

From 91 Dad's perspective. I would like to hear which position that talent is greater. I watched both teams play several times yesterday. I want to watch this unfold.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 06:41 PM
91 hold the edge in coaching ejections!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 07:30 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Individually 91 has more talent than any 26 team. Just need to play more like a team!!
I am neither a 91 nor a Hawks parent, but I think saying 91 has more talent than any 26 team is really tough to justify.

From 91 Dad's perspective. I would like to hear which position that talent is greater. I watched both teams play several times yesterday. I want to watch this unfold.
Hawks have greater talent at attack, mid, defense and goalie...outside of those spots, I agree with you 91 has more talent (although I'd give Hawks the edge on coaching and parenting too).
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 08:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Individually 91 has more talent than any 26 team. Just need to play more like a team!!


This ladies and gentleman is how delusional parents and team owners are with this club!! This team has completely taken a step back at every position on the field and it has showed this summer.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 08:22 PM
The Tigers really only have one player. When the other boys catch up in size and speed, that team will not be a top team barring some pretty significant changes.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 08:22 PM
Hawks dad...have fun watching your kid play public school lax in AA county. Our boys will be mixing it up in the MIAA
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 08:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks dad...have fun watching your kid play public school lax in AA county. Our boys will be mixing it up in the MIAA

Is that really all you have left. You let a bunch of 12 year olds get the better of you after what they did to your kids on the field! Be better
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/23/20 10:40 PM
Really!? You know where the Hawks kids go to school? If so that quite messed up.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 01:03 AM
Sorry to say, you will see the Hawks kids in the MIAA too. Older brothers of players and kids already go to st Mary’s, Calvert Hall, Severn, McD, Gilman etc. AA county is not a backwater, just a better talent pool hon.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 01:15 AM
When I was playing HS lacrosse (many) years ago there was a Catholic High School near Annapolis named St. Mary's that had a great lacrosse program; are they still a force, and if so, wouldn't some of the Hawks 2026 players be on track to go there?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 02:19 AM
Madlax beat Team 91 MD 5-1 at NLF. Game was never close and 91 scored late when Madlax put in the second string. Impossible to consider these teams as equals. The last time they played was in Hershey last summer and 91 scored two goals in another beating. Tigers have a good team but not as athletic or physical as Hawks or Madlax. Tigers played zone vs Madlax after they figured out their middies are not elite. Zone was very effective so credit the coaching staff. Didn’t see Hawks vs Tigers. I guess the zone didnt work vs the Hawks. Tigers vs Hawks in NAL on Friday so we will see if Tigers come up with a better gameplan.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 02:45 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Sorry to say, you will see the Hawks kids in the MIAA too. Older brothers of players and kids already go to st Mary’s, Calvert Hall, Severn, McD, Gilman etc. AA county is not a backwater, just a better talent pool hon.

The Hawks are awesome. Best team in the country, no doubt. But take it easy with the better talent pool in AA county stuff. The Hawks are the only game in town in AA county. If you live in AA county or near it, and you are good enough to play elite level lacrosse, you go to the Hawks. If FCA, Looneys, 91, Crabs all combined their best kids that Baltimore County talent pool would look just as good. It’s just that all of their talent is spread out through several teams. This is a well known fact and can’t even be debated.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 02:20 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Sorry to say, you will see the Hawks kids in the MIAA too. Older brothers of players and kids already go to st Mary’s, Calvert Hall, Severn, McD, Gilman etc. AA county is not a backwater, just a better talent pool hon.

The Hawks are awesome. Best team in the country, no doubt. But take it easy with the better talent pool in AA county stuff. The Hawks are the only game in town in AA county. If you live in AA county or near it, and you are good enough to play elite level lacrosse, you go to the Hawks. If FCA, Looneys, 91, Crabs all combined their best kids that Baltimore County talent pool would look just as good. It’s just that all of their talent is spread out through several teams. This is a well known fact and can’t even be debated.

Best in the country maybe, but not best today; down go the Hawks in OT to the Tigers. BTW no way is that attackman on age for the Tigers!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 05:09 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Sorry to say, you will see the Hawks kids in the MIAA too. Older brothers of players and kids already go to st Mary’s, Calvert Hall, Severn, McD, Gilman etc. AA county is not a backwater, just a better talent pool hon.

The Hawks are awesome. Best team in the country, no doubt. But take it easy with the better talent pool in AA county stuff. The Hawks are the only game in town in AA county. If you live in AA county or near it, and you are good enough to play elite level lacrosse, you go to the Hawks. If FCA, Looneys, 91, Crabs all combined their best kids that Baltimore County talent pool would look just as good. It’s just that all of their talent is spread out through several teams. This is a well known fact and can’t even be debated.

Best in the country maybe, but not best today; down go the Hawks in OT to the Tigers. BTW no way is that attackman on age for the Tigers!!!!
Like half your team sour Hawks dad? Take the loss like a man.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 06:29 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Like half your team sour Hawks dad? Take the loss like a man.

Must be lots of 2026 parity...crazy to see Tigers beat Hawks then fall to Towerman and Prime Time
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 07:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Like half your team sour Hawks dad? Take the loss like a man.

Must be lots of 2026 parity...crazy to see Tigers beat Hawks then fall to Towerman and Prime Time
FCA and Hawks are the two NAL Champs...way to represent for MD lax. Can't wait to hear the whining and tears coming from NY parents!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 07:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Like half your team sour Hawks dad? Take the loss like a man.

Must be lots of 2026 parity...crazy to see Tigers beat Hawks then fall to Towerman and Prime Time
FCA and Hawks are the two NAL Champs...way to represent for MD lax. Can't wait to hear the whining and tears coming from NY parents!

Very good lacrosse played by both FCA and the Hawks; really fun to watch. The best lacrosse is still played in MD!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 08:38 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Madlax beat Team 91 MD 5-1 at NLF. Game was never close and 91 scored late when Madlax put in the second string. Impossible to consider these teams as equals. The last time they played was in Hershey last summer and 91 scored two goals in another beating. Tigers have a good team but not as athletic or physical as Hawks or Madlax. Tigers played zone vs Madlax after they figured out their middies are not elite. Zone was very effective so credit the coaching staff. Didn’t see Hawks vs Tigers. I guess the zone didnt work vs the Hawks. Tigers vs Hawks in NAL on Friday so we will see if Tigers come up with a better gameplan.

Looks like you are right - Tigers beat Hawks playing man2man defense
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 08:39 PM
Yes the Tigers slayed the Dragon and then Choked


Hawks beat Sweetlax in the finals
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 08:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The Tigers really only have one player. When the other boys catch up in size and speed, that team will not be a top team barring some pretty significant changes.

This did not age well for you mr hawks lol
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 08:49 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Like half your team sour Hawks dad? Take the loss like a man.

Must be lots of 2026 parity...crazy to see Tigers beat Hawks then fall to Towerman and Prime Time

Seems like PT got much better...were leading Hawks at half time and should have won. Saw Tigers play well and beat Hawks early. & our PT team was down to the Tigers but came back in the fourth quarter and won in OT to knock Tigers from the championship. Good overall play in the bracket & Towermen had some good players. Was nice to play a tournament again.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 10:08 PM
Madlax dad here, I have seen many Hawks games since we play them a lot. This was by far the worst I have seen them play, and they still took Tigers to OT. They are a solid team, and i would not use the word parity. I saw both games against the Tigers in the last 3 days...there is a clear difference between the two teams. Hawks are more complete, while everything on the Tigers goes thru their big attacker. Right now in 2026, it is clearly the Hawks and then parity below them.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 10:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Madlax dad here, I have seen many Hawks games since we play them a lot. This was by far the worst I have seen them play, and they still took Tigers to OT. They are a solid team, and i would not use the word parity. I saw both games against the Tigers in the last 3 days...there is a clear difference between the two teams. Hawks are more complete, while everything on the Tigers goes thru their big attacker. Right now in 2026, it is clearly the Hawks and then parity below them.

Thanks Hawks Dad aka Madlax Dad. Too funny
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/24/20 10:53 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Madlax dad here, I have seen many Hawks games since we play them a lot. This was by far the worst I have seen them play, and they still took Tigers to OT. They are a solid team, and i would not use the word parity. I saw both games against the Tigers in the last 3 days...there is a clear difference between the two teams. Hawks are more complete, while everything on the Tigers goes thru their big attacker. Right now in 2026, it is clearly the Hawks and then parity below them.

hey fake madlax dad, i mean hawks dad here, madlax got smushed by tigers 9-2 and they put in their 2nd team against you for mercy on wedesday.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 12:01 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
[quote=Anonymous]
hey fake madlax dad, i mean hawks dad here, madlax got smushed by tigers 9-2 and they put in their 2nd team against you for mercy on wedesday.
I love that Tigers Dads come onto this board, please stick to PA...oh wait, your a team of Princeton alums sons not actually a PA club team. You won fair and square earlier, but you know you are not the better team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 12:08 AM
Hawks=last year
Madlax=just stop
Only one dominant team in md this year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 12:24 AM
LXC dad here. Let me get this straight, Hawks have now lost to Looneys, LXC, Edge and now Tigers?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 12:38 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks=last year
Madlax=just stop
Only one dominant team in md this year.
Ok, I’ll bite...who? 91 has been handled, FCA isn’t even as good as PA Roughriders, so who is best in MD?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 12:38 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks=last year
Madlax=just stop
Only one dominant team in md this year.

Hawks haven’t lost to a MD team, a NY team, a NJ team. The only loss was to Edge from Canada and Tigers from PA. Let’s not forget this was the first time Tigers best Hawks in years and couldn’t even make it to the Championship after choking to Prime Time and Towermwn
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 01:07 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks=last year
Madlax=just stop
Only one dominant team in md this year.

Hawks haven’t lost to a MD team, a NY team, a NJ team. The only loss was to Edge from Canada and Tigers from PA. Let’s not forget this was the first time Tigers best Hawks in years and couldn’t even make it to the Championship after choking to Prime Time and Towermwn

Laxachussets beat the Hawks!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 01:34 AM
2026 Md Elite summer standings

Hawks - still the team to beat even after losing 1 game today.
FCA - hard not to put them here after a 7-1 win over Bethesda who was the talk of the elite division after beating 91 a few weeks ago.
Bethesda - took a beating today by FCA but still a very talented team
91 - definitely not the same team we saw last year. Talent but selfish play.
Madlax - another big team with talent at attack. Needs help defensively and in goal
Crabs - need a lot of help but have one of the best FO kids at this level. He will be with the hawks next year; you heard it here first
Looneys - they have a goalie but too slow and small on the offensive side of the ball.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 01:49 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks=last year
Madlax=just stop
Only one dominant team in md this year.

Hawks haven’t lost to a MD team, a NY team, a NJ team. The only loss was to Edge from Canada and Tigers from PA. Let’s not forget this was the first time Tigers best Hawks in years and couldn’t even make it to the Championship after choking to Prime Time and Towermwn

Laxachussets beat the Hawks!

3 losses in 3 years
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 02:11 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
LXC dad here. Let me get this straight, Hawks have now lost to Looneys, LXC, Edge and now Tigers?

No way this is a LXC Dad, Looneys beat the Hawks twice in 2018, not since. LXC and Hawks played an instant ant Classic in 2018 that LXC won in OT, have not played since.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 02:34 AM
Right.....

So, good lacrosse was played by 7th graders all around? Kudos to all for playing for the enjoyment of the Creator today
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 04:43 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2026 Md Elite summer standings

Hawks - still the team to beat even after losing 1 game today.
FCA - hard not to put them here after a 7-1 win over Bethesda who was the talk of the elite division after beating 91 a few weeks ago.
Bethesda - took a beating today by FCA but still a very talented team
91 - definitely not the same team we saw last year. Talent but selfish play.
Madlax - another big team with talent at attack. Needs help defensively and in goal
Crabs - need a lot of help but have one of the best FO kids at this level. He will be with the hawks next year; you heard it here first
Looneys - they have a goalie but too slow and small on the offensive side of the ball.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2026 Md Elite summer standings

Hawks - still the team to beat even after losing 1 game today.
FCA - hard not to put them here after a 7-1 win over Bethesda who was the talk of the elite division after beating 91 a few weeks ago.
Bethesda - took a beating today by FCA but still a very talented team
91 - definitely not the same team we saw last year. Talent but selfish play.
Madlax - another big team with talent at attack. Needs help defensively and in goal
Crabs - need a lot of help but have one of the best FO kids at this level. He will be with the hawks next year; you heard it here first
Looneys - they have a goalie but too slow and small on the offensive side of the ball.

Didn’t see any of the games today since I had to work. The Bethesda vs FCA game was the big surprise for me. Bethesda has a pretty solid group of defensemen. Anyone know what happened? Surprised they gave up that many.

But nice work by FCA - they really seem to be coming on.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 06:36 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Right.....

So, good lacrosse was played by 7th graders all around? Kudos to all for playing for the enjoyment of the Creator today

About time someone said it right. It is 12 yr old lacrosse.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 09:55 AM
The Hawks are the team everyone wants to beat,but the days of having a big player dominate are over. Also goes for the Tigers. The cracks are starting to form. As the kids mature and learn how how to play team ball, you will see other teams continue to get better. Hawks have had a good ride.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 12:15 PM
How about rallying around the awesome lacrosse that is coming out of Maryland. FCA and the Hawks won NAL this weekend taking down 2 NY teams. Shouldn’t we be proud of the talent pool we have here? Some of these kids will one day, likely, play together- whether it’s in MIAA or public school.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 12:23 PM
Hats off to the parents of the Tigers, Prime Time, and Sweetlax Upstate. Lots of nice folks on those sidelines. Hope to play you all soon
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 01:54 PM
What about the FCA parents?? Lol
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 02:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How about rallying around the awesome lacrosse that is coming out of Maryland. FCA and the Hawks won NAL this weekend taking down 2 NY teams. Shouldn’t we be proud of the talent pool we have here? Some of these kids will one day, likely, play together- whether it’s in MIAA or public school.

One of the most sensible quotes on this board!! Congrats to the hawks who continue their dominance for the 4th year of the 2026 level and to FCA who looks to be the most improved team at the 2026 Level.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 02:37 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2026 Md Elite summer standings

Hawks - still the team to beat even after losing 1 game today.
FCA - hard not to put them here after a 7-1 win over Bethesda who was the talk of the elite division after beating 91 a few weeks ago.
Bethesda - took a beating today by FCA but still a very talented team
91 - definitely not the same team we saw last year. Talent but selfish play.
Madlax - another big team with talent at attack. Needs help defensively and in goal
Crabs - need a lot of help but have one of the best FO kids at this level. He will be with the hawks next year; you heard it here first
Looneys - they have a goalie but too slow and small on the offensive side of the ball.

Looneys has the best goalie at 26 and a good D. Once those kids start growing they will be there.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 02:53 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How about rallying around the awesome lacrosse that is coming out of Maryland. FCA and the Hawks won NAL this weekend taking down 2 NY teams. Shouldn’t we be proud of the talent pool we have here? Some of these kids will one day, likely, play together- whether it’s in MIAA or public school.

sorry fca folks you didnt win anything other than the level 2 division. got to play in the level 1 bracket to chirp about anything but at least you didnt fight anyone this tournament.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 03:25 PM
Madlax destoyed 91. It wasn't even competitive. 91 is all bark and no bite. They are flat out terrible. Bad attack (pathetic actually), bad middies, bad poles, bad goalie, bad coaching. And this clown ranks them ahead of Madlax. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Only thing I would rank 91 good at is 91 dad dropping Door_Open_And bombs on the sideline while watching his son's terrible team get dominated.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 03:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2026 Md Elite summer standings

Hawks - still the team to beat even after losing 1 game today.
FCA - hard not to put them here after a 7-1 win over Bethesda who was the talk of the elite division after beating 91 a few weeks ago.
Bethesda - took a beating today by FCA but still a very talented team
91 - definitely not the same team we saw last year. Talent but selfish play.
Madlax - another big team with talent at attack. Needs help defensively and in goal
Crabs - need a lot of help but have one of the best FO kids at this level. He will be with the hawks next year; you heard it here first
Looneys - they have a goalie but too slow and small on the offensive side of the ball.

Rankings from a sane person:

Tier 1:
Hawks - solid all around, best team in the country despite the loss to Tigers

Tier 2:
FCA - the defensive holdbacks are really paying off, eventually this will catch up to them
Madlax - solid team, if they ever figure out how to run an offense they'll be very good, too small at attack
Bethesda - solid team as well, will compete with anyone, just don't have the horses to beat the best teams

Tier 3:
Looneys - good goalie play, decent team, slower than Tier 2 teams
True Annapolis - scrappy team, will keep improving, need a "star" to get to next level
Crabs - FO guy is very, very good; need a lot of help but will get better with age

Tier 4:
Bay Raiders - solid team, but not Elite level
91 - could make the case that they are not an Elite bracket team; got destroyed by everyone; honestly I don't see anything to be excited about here; just keeping it real
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 03:57 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2026 Md Elite summer standings

Hawks - still the team to beat even after losing 1 game today.
FCA - hard not to put them here after a 7-1 win over Bethesda who was the talk of the elite division after beating 91 a few weeks ago.
Bethesda - took a beating today by FCA but still a very talented team
91 - definitely not the same team we saw last year. Talent but selfish play.
Madlax - another big team with talent at attack. Needs help defensively and in goal
Crabs - need a lot of help but have one of the best FO kids at this level. He will be with the hawks next year; you heard it here first
Looneys - they have a goalie but too slow and small on the offensive side of the ball.
Yes he will be with the Hawks, the club hopper that he is, always looking for greener pastures. Does this mean his dad is going to stop sideline recruiting for Crabs as well?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 04:43 PM
Agree with the FCA statement. Beat a top tier team first. I saw the scores. Beating crabs by 1 goal??
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 04:57 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How about rallying around the awesome lacrosse that is coming out of Maryland. FCA and the Hawks won NAL this weekend taking down 2 NY teams. Shouldn’t we be proud of the talent pool we have here? Some of these kids will one day, likely, play together- whether it’s in MIAA or public school.

sorry fca folks you didnt win anything other than the level 2 division. got to play in the level 1 bracket to chirp about anything but at least you didn't fight anyone this tournament.
In their defense, apparently the fight gave them a tourney championship instead of playing man down with a one goal lead for the final 90 seconds of that tourney...they did what's best for their kids! Amazing their coaches don't get ejected when calling opposing players female body parts (with a capital P) or yelling at the defense to beat the poop (with a capital S) out of opposing players. #ChristianValues
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 05:22 PM
Bad recruiter by the way.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 06:05 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How about rallying around the awesome lacrosse that is coming out of Maryland. FCA and the Hawks won NAL this weekend taking down 2 NY teams. Shouldn’t we be proud of the talent pool we have here? Some of these kids will one day, likely, play together- whether it’s in MIAA or public school.

sorry fca folks you didnt win anything other than the level 2 division. got to play in the level 1 bracket to chirp about anything but at least you didn't fight anyone this tournament.
In their defense, apparently the fight gave them a tourney championship instead of playing man down with a one goal lead for the final 90 seconds of that tourney...they did what's best for their kids! Amazing their coaches don't get ejected when calling opposing players female body parts (with a capital P) or yelling at the defense to beat the poop (with a capital S) out of opposing players. #ChristianValues

Hilarious.....seems to be a lot of detest for that team and when parents get on to bash other clubs it’s generally due to bitterness. So since you kid got cut just tell him to keep working hard and never quit! No good in bashing clubs to make yourself feel better and justify why your son is now looking for a team to play on. Embrace the grind dad and enjoy the ride. Lmao your poor kids.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 06:06 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2026 Md Elite summer standings

Hawks - still the team to beat even after losing 1 game today.
FCA - hard not to put them here after a 7-1 win over Bethesda who was the talk of the elite division after beating 91 a few weeks ago.
Bethesda - took a beating today by FCA but still a very talented team
91 - definitely not the same team we saw last year. Talent but selfish play.
Madlax - another big team with talent at attack. Needs help defensively and in goal
Crabs - need a lot of help but have one of the best FO kids at this level. He will be with the hawks next year; you heard it here first
Looneys - they have a goalie but too slow and small on the offensive side of the ball.

Rankings from a sane person:

Tier 1:
Hawks - solid all around, best team in the country despite the loss to Tigers

Tier 2:
FCA - the defensive holdbacks are really paying off, eventually this will catch up to them
Madlax - solid team, if they ever figure out how to run an offense they'll be very good, too small at attack
Bethesda - solid team as well, will compete with anyone, just don't have the horses to beat the best teams

Tier 3:
Looneys - good goalie play, decent team, slower than Tier 2 teams
True Annapolis - scrappy team, will keep improving, need a "star" to get to next level
Crabs - FO guy is very, very good; need a lot of help but will get better with age

Tier 4:
Bay Raiders - solid team, but not Elite level
91 - could make the case that they are not an Elite bracket team; got destroyed by everyone; honestly I don't see anything to be excited about here; just keeping it real

Bay Raiders and True should be switched.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 06:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How about rallying around the awesome lacrosse that is coming out of Maryland. FCA and the Hawks won NAL this weekend taking down 2 NY teams. Shouldn’t we be proud of the talent pool we have here? Some of these kids will one day, likely, play together- whether it’s in MIAA or public school.

sorry fca folks you didnt win anything other than the level 2 division. got to play in the level 1 bracket to chirp about anything but at least you didnt fight anyone this tournament.

Scared 91 parent
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 06:50 PM
91 is scared of nothing. Sorry we played tough competition.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 08:04 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 is scared of nothing. Sorry we played tough competition.

Only age group not at NAL; 91 2026. Softest team in Elite; who have they beaten this year......Crabs.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 08:17 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Bad recruiter by the way.
☝🏻
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 08:30 PM
91 blows.
Lack of coaching and bitter parents.
You won’t see top kids at your tryouts.
Sorry. Enjoy the alohas.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 08:44 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 is scared of nothing. Sorry we played tough competition.

Words out on 91 Dad and no parent wants to be part of that mess on the sidelines.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 10:36 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
[quote=Anonymous][quote=Anonymous]
In their defense, apparently the fight gave them a tourney championship instead of playing man down with a one goal lead for the final 90 seconds of that tourney...they did what's best for their kids! Amazing their coaches don't get ejected when calling opposing players female body parts (with a capital P) or yelling at the defense to beat the poop (with a capital S) out of opposing players. #ChristianValues

Hilarious.....seems to be a lot of detest for that team and when parents get on to bash other clubs it’s generally due to bitterness. So since you kid got cut just tell him to keep working hard and never quit! No good in bashing clubs to make yourself feel better and justify why your son is now looking for a team to play on. Embrace the grind dad and enjoy the ride. Lmao your poor kids.
My kid never tried out for FCA nor would he (no offense, just not local enough), but any group of parents and coaches who come flying onto a lax field to break up a 1 on 1 fight between 12 yr olds have some serious issues. I’m fully against punches being thrown but let the kids and refs sort it out, your time has passed, FCA dad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/25/20 11:40 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
[quote=Anonymous][quote=Anonymous]
In their defense, apparently the fight gave them a tourney championship instead of playing man down with a one goal lead for the final 90 seconds of that tourney...they did what's best for their kids! Amazing their coaches don't get ejected when calling opposing players female body parts (with a capital P) or yelling at the defense to beat the poop (with a capital S) out of opposing players. #ChristianValues

Hilarious.....seems to be a lot of detest for that team and when parents get on to bash other clubs it’s generally due to bitterness. So since you kid got cut just tell him to keep working hard and never quit! No good in bashing clubs to make yourself feel better and justify why your son is now looking for a team to play on. Embrace the grind dad and enjoy the ride. Lmao your poor kids.
My kid never tried out for FCA nor would he (no offense, just not local enough), but any group of parents and coaches who come flying onto a lax field to break up a 1 on 1 fight between 12 yr olds have some serious issues. I’m fully against punches being thrown but let the kids and refs sort it out, your time has passed, FCA dad.

Obviously you weren’t at the game because your facts are completed misguided. Stick to helping your son achieve his goals and help get the PA RR dad some therapy.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 12:48 AM
Why on earth would you call a child a bad player- you do know you are talking about children right? with is wrong with you and anyone else who puts down a kid. Grow up! And NO I’m not a 91 parent.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 01:21 AM
Looneys has a bunch of guest rec players on thier team on Friday. Are they that desperate???
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 10:30 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looneys has a bunch of guest rec players on thier team on Friday. Are they that desperate???

Actually pretty smart since I do not believe they will be having tryouts this year. Add some kids and see what they can do in game like situations against good competition; I think you can see more about a kid in game situations than a 2 hour tryout. Also they have a lot of injuries. Desperate no; smart and resourceful yes.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 11:44 AM
It’s only smart and resourceful when you add quality. Those kids you had out there were a sign of desperation. Looneys is a sinking ship.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 12:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It’s only smart and resourceful when you add quality. Those kids you had out there were a sign of desperation. Looneys is a sinking ship.

Focus on your on sons development; I’m sure at one time he was playing rec ball before making the jump to Club. I will never understand the obsession with putting other kids down who are out there giving 100% of everything they have in order to get better. Club parents are pathetic.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 12:54 PM
What would happen to the landscape of elite level lacrosse if lacrosse followed soccer and switched to birth year instead of grade? Imagine, you could never use the “hold back” excuse when you lose. Parents would stop intentionally making their kids repeat grades to give them a competitive advantage in lacrosse (I know, I know, little Billy wasn’t held back for athletics, it was about his education and maturity level). All teams would then be on a level playing field. Soccer got it right. You can play up, but you can never play down. Lacrosse is so backwards. In most sports the best kids play up, in lacrosse they play down to stand out.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 01:26 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What would happen to the landscape of elite level lacrosse if lacrosse followed soccer and switched to birth year instead of grade? Imagine, you could never use the “hold back” excuse when you lose. Parents would stop intentionally making their kids repeat grades to give them a competitive advantage in lacrosse (I know, I know, little Billy wasn’t held back for athletics, it was about his education and maturity level). All teams would then be on a level playing field. Soccer got it right. You can play up, but you can never play down. Lacrosse is so backwards. In most sports the best kids play up, in lacrosse they play down to stand out.

100% agree. It should be by birth year. Like hockey and soccer. End this madness.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 01:35 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What would happen to the landscape of elite level lacrosse if lacrosse followed soccer and switched to birth year instead of grade? Imagine, you could never use the “hold back” excuse when you lose. Parents would stop intentionally making their kids repeat grades to give them a competitive advantage in lacrosse (I know, I know, little Billy wasn’t held back for athletics, it was about his education and maturity level). All teams would then be on a level playing field. Soccer got it right. You can play up, but you can never play down. Lacrosse is so backwards. In most sports the best kids play up, in lacrosse they play down to stand out.
I think birth year for club lax, or club any sport for that matter makes 100% sense. School teams should be by grade obviously as that's how the kids are already grouped. If it is not a school team, there is no reason to use grade...very arbitrary measure of athletic ability and physical readiness. Also, this way kids naturally get a wider array of teammates.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 01:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What would happen to the landscape of elite level lacrosse if lacrosse followed soccer and switched to birth year instead of grade? Imagine, you could never use the “hold back” excuse when you lose. Parents would stop intentionally making their kids repeat grades to give them a competitive advantage in lacrosse (I know, I know, little Billy wasn’t held back for athletics, it was about his education and maturity level). All teams would then be on a level playing field. Soccer got it right. You can play up, but you can never play down. Lacrosse is so backwards. In most sports the best kids play up, in lacrosse they play down to stand out.

Well soccer isn’t a sport so.........
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 01:58 PM
True rolling this morning
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 02:06 PM
No don’t do that! I’m planning on making my kid a double hold back!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 03:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looneys has a bunch of guest rec players on thier team on Friday. Are they that desperate???

The “Rec” kids that Looneys had playing for them played really well. There’s lots of individual “rec” kids that can play at the elite level. It’s just that the “rec” teams aren’t anywhere near as deep or as talented, so they can’t compete.

If I’m putting together a team, I would take a talented “rec” kid that spent the last 3-4 years playing in A or AA, that’s looking to move up to an elite team, over a kid that’s been on 3-4 different elite teams in the last 3-4 years, every single time.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 04:20 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What would happen to the landscape of elite level lacrosse if lacrosse followed soccer and switched to birth year instead of grade? Imagine, you could never use the “hold back” excuse when you lose. Parents would stop intentionally making their kids repeat grades to give them a competitive advantage in lacrosse (I know, I know, little Billy wasn’t held back for athletics, it was about his education and maturity level). All teams would then be on a level playing field. Soccer got it right. You can play up, but you can never play down. Lacrosse is so backwards. In most sports the best kids play up, in lacrosse they play down to stand out.
I think birth year for club lax, or club any sport for that matter makes 100% sense. School teams should be by grade obviously as that's how the kids are already grouped. If it is not a school team, there is no reason to use grade...very arbitrary measure of athletic ability and physical readiness. Also, this way kids naturally get a wider array of teammates.

Hmmm, I see we have a fresh holdback conversation. Hard to believe this has never come up here before
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 04:52 PM
The “rec kids” looney had playing for them played really well. LOL
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 05:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The “rec kids” looney had playing for them played really well. LOL

Did they not? Those two twin brothers that play for a AA “rec/club” program looked really good.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 05:44 PM
What if this whole board is just 3-4 people talking to each other, constantly pretending to be different people?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 06:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
True rolling this morning

Yes they did. Playing right where they belong in a B tournament!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 06:15 PM
I don't think the number is that low, but I do think that the same frequent fliers post over and over.

In case anybody missed the last few posts - Looneys bad; 91 bad; Hawks good, but the Dads are losers. Did I miss anything?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 06:47 PM
Yes. 91 dad”s are Losers too.... by far!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 07:09 PM
What Tourney is True playing in today.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 07:43 PM
It’s not?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 08:37 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What Tourney is True playing in today.

Liberty Rising...B tournament. 🤦‍♂️
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 08:49 PM
Liberty Rising 2020
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
What Tourney is True playing in today.

Liberty Rising...B tournament. 🤦‍♂️
Yeah, comp was weak, but True will run through Adrenaline Platinum Cup next weekend too.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What Tourney is True playing in today.

Liberty Rising...B tournament. 🤦‍♂️
Yeah, comp was weak, but True will run through Adrenaline Platinum Cup next weekend too.

You obviously haven't seen that True Team play. They will get smoked!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 11:31 PM
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Liberty Rising 2020

Did True play in two tournaments today? True Annapolis 2026 also shows up on TourneyMachine at Trilogy Turning Point.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/26/20 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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What Tourney is True playing in today.

Liberty Rising...B tournament. 🤦‍♂️
Yeah, comp was weak, but True will run through Adrenaline Platinum Cup next weekend too.
No chance...True can’t beat FCA, Madlax, WCS, Looneys etc. Good luck, True A!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/27/20 12:32 AM
The aren't playing in summer exposure right in their back yard?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/27/20 02:06 AM
That was True Maryland. 2 different teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/27/20 02:53 AM
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What would happen to the landscape of elite level lacrosse if lacrosse followed soccer and switched to birth year instead of grade? Imagine, you could never use the “hold back” excuse when you lose. Parents would stop intentionally making their kids repeat grades to give them a competitive advantage in lacrosse (I know, I know, little Billy wasn’t held back for athletics, it was about his education and maturity level). All teams would then be on a level playing field. Soccer got it right. You can play up, but you can never play down. Lacrosse is so backwards. In most sports the best kids play up, in lacrosse they play down to stand out.
I think birth year for club lax, or club any sport for that matter makes 100% sense. School teams should be by grade obviously as that's how the kids are already grouped. If it is not a school team, there is no reason to use grade...very arbitrary measure of athletic ability and physical readiness. Also, this way kids naturally get a wider array of teammates.

Hmmm, I see we have a fresh holdback conversation. Hard to believe this has never come up here before

Never Happen, Holdback apologists are too many and Holdbacks make most Top teams...well Top Teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/27/20 02:54 AM
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What if this whole board is just 3-4 people talking to each other, constantly pretending to be different people?

What if there wasnt a Tooth Fairy ?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/27/20 04:49 PM
Is looneys 26 imploding?? Where will thier better players go?Are you
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/27/20 06:12 PM
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Is looneys 26 imploding?? Where will thier better players go?Are you
If they struggle at Platinum Cup this wknd, the wheels will fall off.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/27/20 06:43 PM
How many teams does looneys even have left?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/27/20 07:00 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Is looneys 26 imploding?? Where will thier better players go?Are you
If they struggle at Platinum Cup this wknd, the wheels will fall off.

Is there a Platinum Cup?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/27/20 07:10 PM
The pub can't even point to their current site so that's a bad sign!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/27/20 08:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Is looneys 26 imploding?? Where will thier better players go?Are you
If they struggle at Platinum Cup this wknd, the wheels will fall off.

Is there a Platinum Cup?
Yes, schedule coming out tomorrow
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/27/20 09:29 PM
So many True teams. Who is who? Do players play for whichever, whenever players are needed? Do kids try out for just one team or do they try out for True in general and then get placed on a team? Are True players shared between teams if two of them are at the same tournament?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/27/20 10:33 PM
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2026 Md Elite summer standings

Hawks - still the team to beat even after losing 1 game today.
FCA - hard not to put them here after a 7-1 win over Bethesda who was the talk of the elite division after beating 91 a few weeks ago.
Bethesda - took a beating today by FCA but still a very talented team
91 - definitely not the same team we saw last year. Talent but selfish play.
Madlax - another big team with talent at attack. Needs help defensively and in goal
Crabs - need a lot of help but have one of the best FO kids at this level. He will be with the hawks next year; you heard it here first
Looneys - they have a goalie but too slow and small on the offensive side of the ball.

Rankings from a sane person:

Tier 1:
Hawks - solid all around, best team in the country despite the loss to Tigers

Tier 2:
FCA - the defensive holdbacks are really paying off, eventually this will catch up to them
Madlax - solid team, if they ever figure out how to run an offense they'll be very good, too small at attack
Bethesda - solid team as well, will compete with anyone, just don't have the horses to beat the best teams

Tier 3:
Looneys - good goalie play, decent team, slower than Tier 2 teams
True Annapolis - scrappy team, will keep improving, need a "star" to get to next level
Crabs - FO guy is very, very good; need a lot of help but will get better with age

Tier 4:
Bay Raiders - solid team, but not Elite level
91 - could make the case that they are not an Elite bracket team; got destroyed by everyone; honestly I don't see anything to be excited about here; just keeping it real

Bay Raiders and True should be switched.

LOL Bay Raiders and True should be removed from this list, period!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/29/20 02:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2026 Md Elite summer standings

Hawks - still the team to beat even after losing 1 game today.
FCA - hard not to put them here after a 7-1 win over Bethesda who was the talk of the elite division after beating 91 a few weeks ago.
Bethesda - took a beating today by FCA but still a very talented team
91 - definitely not the same team we saw last year. Talent but selfish play.
Madlax - another big team with talent at attack. Needs help defensively and in goal
Crabs - need a lot of help but have one of the best FO kids at this level. He will be with the hawks next year; you heard it here first
Looneys - they have a goalie but too slow and small on the offensive side of the ball.

Rankings from a sane person:

Tier 1:
Hawks - solid all around, best team in the country despite the loss to Tigers

Tier 2:
FCA - the defensive holdbacks are really paying off, eventually this will catch up to them
Madlax - solid team, if they ever figure out how to run an offense they'll be very good, too small at attack
Bethesda - solid team as well, will compete with anyone, just don't have the horses to beat the best teams

Tier 3:
Looneys - good goalie play, decent team, slower than Tier 2 teams
True Annapolis - scrappy team, will keep improving, need a "star" to get to next level
Crabs - FO guy is very, very good; need a lot of help but will get better with age

Tier 4:
Bay Raiders - solid team, but not Elite level
91 - could make the case that they are not an Elite bracket team; got destroyed by everyone; honestly I don't see anything to be excited about here; just keeping it real

Bay Raiders and True should be switched.

LOL Bay Raiders and True should be removed from this list, period!
I think after Tier 2 that list can be cut off. Lots of other solid/good teams, but if we are talking about Elite MD lax its all about the Hawks, below them FCA and Madlax. Those three and then everyone else. FCA and Madlax will square off this wknd at Platinum Cup.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/29/20 03:22 PM
Thanks for the synopsis hawks dad. Glad to know you guys are dominating 2026 lacrosse.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/29/20 03:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2026 Md Elite summer standings

Hawks - still the team to beat even after losing 1 game today.
FCA - hard not to put them here after a 7-1 win over Bethesda who was the talk of the elite division after beating 91 a few weeks ago.
Bethesda - took a beating today by FCA but still a very talented team
91 - definitely not the same team we saw last year. Talent but selfish play.
Madlax - another big team with talent at attack. Needs help defensively and in goal
Crabs - need a lot of help but have one of the best FO kids at this level. He will be with the hawks next year; you heard it here first
Looneys - they have a goalie but too slow and small on the offensive side of the ball.

Rankings from a sane person:

Tier 1:
Hawks - solid all around, best team in the country despite the loss to Tigers

Tier 2:
FCA - the defensive holdbacks are really paying off, eventually this will catch up to them
Madlax - solid team, if they ever figure out how to run an offense they'll be very good, too small at attack
Bethesda - solid team as well, will compete with anyone, just don't have the horses to beat the best teams

Tier 3:
Looneys - good goalie play, decent team, slower than Tier 2 teams
True Annapolis - scrappy team, will keep improving, need a "star" to get to next level
Crabs - FO guy is very, very good; need a lot of help but will get better with age

Tier 4:
Bay Raiders - solid team, but not Elite level
91 - could make the case that they are not an Elite bracket team; got destroyed by everyone; honestly I don't see anything to be excited about here; just keeping it real

Bay Raiders and True should be switched.

LOL Bay Raiders and True should be removed from this list, period!
I think after Tier 2 that list can be cut off. Lots of other solid/good teams, but if we are talking about Elite MD lax its all about the Hawks, below them FCA and Madlax. Those three and then everyone else. FCA and Madlax will square off this wknd at Platinum Cup.

Is the schedule out for Platinum Cup?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/29/20 03:52 PM
Anyone face the 2026 Sweetlax team at NAL? They are going to be at event in Darien this weekend. Tourney machine says they made championship (at NAL) and lost what looks like close game to Hawks. Real team or fluke?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/29/20 04:24 PM
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Is the schedule out for Platinum Cup?
I was told they are still trying to figure out a way to include NY/NJ teams, but not sure why its taking so long. At this point, either they have a secondary location in PA for those teams and a few others to have balance or they don't.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/29/20 04:26 PM
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Anyone face the 2026 Sweetlax team at NAL? They are going to be at event in Darien this weekend. Tourney machine says they made championship (at NAL) and lost what looks like close game to Hawks. Real team or fluke?
They were legit...2nd best team there after Hawks.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/29/20 06:30 PM
Definitely a legitimate team... may be the best team in the country when it's all said and done.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone face the 2026 Sweetlax team at NAL? They are going to be at event in Darien this weekend. Tourney machine says they made championship (at NAL) and lost what looks like close game to Hawks. Real team or fluke?
They were legit...2nd best team there after Hawks.

Dream on. Watched tigers beat hawks and prime time almost beat hawks.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 11:43 AM
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Anyone face the 2026 Sweetlax team at NAL? They are going to be at event in Darien this weekend. Tourney machine says they made championship (at NAL) and lost what looks like close game to Hawks. Real team or fluke?
They were legit...2nd best team there after Hawks.

Dream on. Watched tigers beat hawks and prime time almost beat hawks.

Regardless of how any of us may feel about the Hawks, losing one OT game to the Tigers and getting hammered by Edge in the Fall does not knock them off the top rung. We may wish it to be true but it’s just not. More teams have to beat them with some regularity to claim that to be true. The gap may be closing but it isn’t done yet.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Anyone face the 2026 Sweetlax team at NAL? They are going to be at event in Darien this weekend. Tourney machine says they made championship (at NAL) and lost what looks like close game to Hawks. Real team or fluke?
They were legit...2nd best team there after Hawks.

Dream on. Watched tigers beat hawks and prime time almost beat hawks.


and we watched Primetime beat Tigers and Towermen beat Tigers and then Hawks beat Sweetlax NY in the Championship

We also saw Hawks beat Tigers 12-4 at NAL
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 03:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone face the 2026 Sweetlax team at NAL? They are going to be at event in Darien this weekend. Tourney machine says they made championship (at NAL) and lost what looks like close game to Hawks. Real team or fluke?
They were legit...2nd best team there after Hawks.

Dream on. Watched tigers beat hawks and prime time almost beat hawks.


and we watched Primetime beat Tigers and Towermen beat Tigers and then Hawks beat Sweetlax NY in the Championship

We also saw Hawks beat Tigers 12-4 at NAL

If you have to justify how good your sons team is there must be some doubts.........hawks reign is coming to an end.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone face the 2026 Sweetlax team at NAL? They are going to be at event in Darien this weekend. Tourney machine says they made championship (at NAL) and lost what looks like close game to Hawks. Real team or fluke?
They were legit...2nd best team there after Hawks.

Dream on. Watched tigers beat hawks and prime time almost beat hawks.


and we watched Primetime beat Tigers and Towermen beat Tigers and then Hawks beat Sweetlax NY in the Championship

We also saw Hawks beat Tigers 12-4 at NAL

If you have to justify how good your sons team is there must be some doubts.........hawks reign is coming to an end.

Plenty more Hawks losses or near losses in last 18 months
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 04:09 PM
A lot of reclassified kids on the hawks and agree their reign is coming to an end. Will the 2026 Hawks be playing in the World Series of Youth Lacrosse next year? Unlikely, due to the age requirements (13U), but let's keep our fingers crossed.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone face the 2026 Sweetlax team at NAL? They are going to be at event in Darien this weekend. Tourney machine says they made championship (at NAL) and lost what looks like close game to Hawks. Real team or fluke?
They were legit...2nd best team there after Hawks.

Dream on. Watched tigers beat hawks and prime time almost beat hawks.


and we watched Primetime beat Tigers and Towermen beat Tigers and then Hawks beat Sweetlax NY in the Championship

We also saw Hawks beat Tigers 12-4 at NAL

If you have to justify how good your sons team is there must be some doubts.........hawks reign is coming to an end.

Plenty more Hawks losses or near losses in last 18 months


Please,fill us in on those.......I'll wait....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 04:34 PM
only team worthy of the hawks is laxachusettes
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 04:55 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone face the 2026 Sweetlax team at NAL? They are going to be at event in Darien this weekend. Tourney machine says they made championship (at NAL) and lost what looks like close game to Hawks. Real team or fluke?
They were legit...2nd best team there after Hawks.

Dream on. Watched tigers beat hawks and prime time almost beat hawks.


and we watched Primetime beat Tigers and Towermen beat Tigers and then Hawks beat Sweetlax NY in the Championship

We also saw Hawks beat Tigers 12-4 at NAL

If you have to justify how good your sons team is there must be some doubts.........hawks reign is coming to an end.

Plenty more Hawks losses or near losses in last 18 months

Hawks lost to our laxachusettes team at the crabs tournament. Watched them almost losing to tigers in nlf championship game.The looneys told us they beat them as well.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 05:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks lost to our laxachusettes team at the crabs tournament. Watched them almost losing to tigers in nlf championship game.The looneys told us they beat them as well.

Looneys are not in same stratosphere as Hawks. They might not even make it out of a weak bracket at Platinum Cup (Next Level, True Annapolis, Looneys, West Coast Starz). Would be nice if they did and have an FCA, Madlax, Looneys, WCS final four there though.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 05:22 PM
FCA is the top dog!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 05:42 PM
Look here. Hawks 26 is the greatest team in the nation. Last tournament there were 8 D1 coaches scouting their players. Spalding doesn’t even want to play them!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 06:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Look here. Hawks 26 is the greatest team in the nation. Last tournament there were 8 D1 coaches scouting their players. Spalding doesn’t even want to play them!!
Hawks 26 would be playing in the PLL bubble right now, but they didn't want to show up the pros.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 06:34 PM
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FCA is the top dog!
Just make sure to win your first two games, FCA, to make the showdown vs. Madlax exciting. I don't want to see you lose to NXT or PA RR (again).
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 06:47 PM
Let’s spend the next 10 months debating why none of the top Maryland teams will be at the World Series of Youth Lacrosse. It should be productive and entertaining.

Or it will be the same old complaints. Let’s be real the Maryland teams that enter the qualifying tournament for the WSYL are not playing in Elite in HoCo.

Over under on posts asking why such and such team isn’t playing in WSYL over the next 11 months on this board is about 500. I’ll take the over.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 06:53 PM
Who has FCA beat that was any good? They barely beat crabs!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 06:58 PM
Dream on. Watched tigers beat hawks and prime time almost beat hawks.[/quote]


and we watched Primetime beat Tigers and Towermen beat Tigers and then Hawks beat Sweetlax NY in the Championship

We also saw Hawks beat Tigers 12-4 at NAL[/quote]

If you have to justify how good your sons team is there must be some doubts.........hawks reign is coming to an end.[/quote]

Plenty more Hawks losses or near losses in last 18 months[/quote]

Hawks lost to our laxachusettes team at the crabs tournament. Watched them almost losing to tigers in nlf championship game.The looneys told us they beat them as well.[/quote]

"OUR" Laxachusettes? You cant even spell your organization's name correctly? Not sure when Looney's beat them, but definitely not recently. Since that Game at Boys Latin over 2 years ago, I believe they have lost to Edge and to the Tigers in OT just last week.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 06:58 PM
Just imagine if the Hawks were missing an attackman at NAL and NLF which they won. And the attackman is more dominant then the ones they had!!! LOL
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 07:06 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Look here. Hawks 26 is the greatest team in the nation. Last tournament there were 8 D1 coaches scouting their players. Spalding doesn’t even want to play them!!

If lax would follow suit and classify by birth year this conversation would dramatically change. I can't wait for the weak and worthless argument that one year doesn't make a difference and our kids are more skilled. Wait for it because here it comes...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 07:25 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Look here. Hawks 26 is the greatest team in the nation. Last tournament there were 8 D1 coaches scouting their players. Spalding doesn’t even want to play them!!

If lax would follow suit and classify by birth year this conversation would dramatically change. I can't wait for the weak and worthless argument that one year doesn't make a difference and our kids are more skilled. Wait for it because here it comes...
Obv it makes a difference, but since club lax is birth year there's really no reason to cry about it. If you hold back a kid just for sports you are a child abuser. If you hold back for academic and/or social issues then just own the fact you are gaining an advantage in lax.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 07:25 PM
No need to debate the age issue. It's simply true that it gives the good clubs an advantage over the club teams that do not play with athletes that have reclassified. No biggie, but in most other sports, the best players move up... not down. But hey, if it helps you sleep at night knowing that your kids would likely struggle vs age appropriate competition, all the power to you. Otherwise, let them battle it out with kids their own age and see how they do.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 07:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Look here. Hawks 26 is the greatest team in the nation. Last tournament there were 8 D1 coaches scouting their players. Spalding doesn’t even want to play them!!

If lax would follow suit and classify by birth year this conversation would dramatically change. I can't wait for the weak and worthless argument that one year doesn't make a difference and our kids are more skilled. Wait for it because here it comes...

Pretty sure the entire Hawks roster will turn 13 before August ends, I can't imagine how any one of the kids wasn't born between 9/1/06 and 8/31/07. They really should just own it and play 2025. They wouldn't be elite in 2025.

#nohawkisonage
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 07:59 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Look here. Hawks 26 is the greatest team in the nation. Last tournament there were 8 D1 coaches scouting their players. Spalding doesn’t even want to play them!!

If lax would follow suit and classify by birth year this conversation would dramatically change. I can't wait for the weak and worthless argument that one year doesn't make a difference and our kids are more skilled. Wait for it because here it comes...

8 D1 coaches scouting rising 7th graders?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 08:17 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just imagine if the Hawks were missing an attackman at NAL and NLF which they won. And the attackman is more dominant then the ones they had!!! LOL

Real question is what to do when your top players have already left & joined with ???
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 09:09 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Look here. Hawks 26 is the greatest team in the nation. Last tournament there were 8 D1 coaches scouting their players. Spalding doesn’t even want to play them!!

If lax would follow suit and classify by birth year this conversation would dramatically change. I can't wait for the weak and worthless argument that one year doesn't make a difference and our kids are more skilled. Wait for it because here it comes...

Pretty sure the entire Hawks roster will turn 13 before August ends, I can't imagine how any one of the kids wasn't born between 9/1/06 and 8/31/07. They really should just own it and play 2025. They wouldn't be elite in 2025.

#nohawkisonage

2 are turning 13 in August...should they be playing 2024 lax?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 10:24 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Who has FCA beat that was any good? They barely beat crabs!!

Outside of the Hawks and tigers who has anyone beat this year? Lets be honest my tournaments are watered down and guest players are filling in for those kids who won't play due to COVID concerns. How can any team be judged at this point?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/30/20 11:44 PM
Hawks are playing this weekend against BLC, VLC, Mesa Futures, and True Illinois. Colossal waste of their time; nobody will come within 10 goals.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 12:02 AM
You are out of your mind! Ask to see their birth certificates and I’m fairly certain you will be shocked. As a matter of fact maybe Hawks should just release them to shut all of you up over this.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 06:26 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Look here. Hawks 26 is the greatest team in the nation. Last tournament there were 8 D1 coaches scouting their players. Spalding doesn’t even want to play them!!

If lax would follow suit and classify by birth year this conversation would dramatically change. I can't wait for the weak and worthless argument that one year doesn't make a difference and our kids are more skilled. Wait for it because here it comes...

Pretty sure the entire Hawks roster will turn 13 before August ends, I can't imagine how any one of the kids wasn't born between 9/1/06 and 8/31/07. They really should just own it and play 2025. They wouldn't be elite in 2025.

#nohawkisonage

2 are turning 13 in August...should they be playing 2024 lax?

If you know the age and birthdays of boys on a team that your child is not on, you have serious issues.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 08:11 AM
People get a grip and chill.Enjoy lax is occurring and enjoy the creators game. Kids are happy to be outside and playing.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 11:58 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
No need to debate the age issue. It's simply true that it gives the good clubs an advantage over the club teams that do not play with athletes that have reclassified. No biggie, but in most other sports, the best players move up... not down. But hey, if it helps you sleep at night knowing that your kids would likely struggle vs age appropriate competition, all the power to you. Otherwise, let them battle it out with kids their own age and see how they do.
The top 3 ranked attack recruits at 2022 are all reclassed kids who played up at the club level until HS. Now that they are playing down with kids in their same graduating class, they are dominant. The combination of playing on age through youth lacrosse and falling back to their grad year in HS has served them well, the caveat being that they may well have been top 5 prospects in the class of 2021 had they not reclassed or done pre-first or whatever.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 12:14 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You are out of your mind! Ask to see their birth certificates and I’m fairly certain you will be shocked. As a matter of fact maybe Hawks should just release them to shut all of you up over this.

I believe they are all on age; could be the smallest of all club teams playing at the 2026 level minus the one Middie. Talented group of kids but the gap is closing.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 12:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Look here. Hawks 26 is the greatest team in the nation. Last tournament there were 8 D1 coaches scouting their players. Spalding doesn’t even want to play them!!

If lax would follow suit and classify by birth year this conversation would dramatically change. I can't wait for the weak and worthless argument that one year doesn't make a difference and our kids are more skilled. Wait for it because here it comes...

Pretty sure the entire Hawks roster will turn 13 before August ends, I can't imagine how any one of the kids wasn't born between 9/1/06 and 8/31/07. They really should just own it and play 2025. They wouldn't be elite in 2025.

#nohawkisonage

Pretty sure you are wrong. Source....My son is one of the kids on the team and will be 12 after August.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 12:35 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks are playing this weekend against BLC, VLC, Mesa Futures, and True Illinois. Colossal waste of their time; nobody will come within 10 goals.

True Illinois wont give them a game?

At this point what would you suggest they do? Teams arent travelling like in a normal year. The clubs want to play so they can say they provided the full season. The kids want to play. Play who shows up.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 12:38 PM
VLC over Hawks, you heard it here first.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 01:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
VLC over Hawks, you heard it here first.
😂
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 01:16 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
[quote=Anonymous]Hawks are playing this weekend against BLC, VLC, Mesa Futures, and True Illinois. Colossal waste of their time; nobody will come within 10 goals.

Why didn't Hawks just go to Platinum Cup? They'd still be the best team, but much better comp overall and they were still letting teams register in the past week to fill NY/NJ slots that had to drop out.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 01:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
[quote=Anonymous]Hawks are playing this weekend against BLC, VLC, Mesa Futures, and True Illinois. Colossal waste of their time; nobody will come within 10 goals.

Why didn't Hawks just go to Platinum Cup? They'd still be the best team, but much better comp overall and they were still letting teams register in the past week to fill NY/NJ slots that had to drop out.

They are avoiding True Annapolis (sarcasm font)
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 01:50 PM
Not so sure about beating the Hawks, but I was wondering if any VLC Dads are on this forum; now we know!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 02:11 PM
I just compared the teams at Platinum Cup and Summer Exposure. (yes, I need to get a life). Let's wait for scores before saying one field is a waste of time but the other is worthwhile.

In other news, FCA is playing Pennsylvania Roughriders - are those the same two teams that had a brawl recently?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 02:51 PM
Don't know anything about VLC Who have they beaten this summer?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 03:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I just compared the teams at Platinum Cup and Summer Exposure. (yes, I need to get a life). Let's wait for scores before saying one field is a waste of time but the other is worthwhile.

In other news, FCA is playing Pennsylvania Roughriders - are those the same two teams that had a brawl recently?

Looks like it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 04:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I just compared the teams at Platinum Cup and Summer Exposure. (yes, I need to get a life). Let's wait for scores before saying one field is a waste of time but the other is worthwhile.

In other news, FCA is playing Pennsylvania Roughriders - are those the same two teams that had a brawl recently?
Yes, same match up...PA RR won 4-3 day 1, FCA won 4-3 in the championship that ended in the fight. Will probably be another FCA win tomorrow, but could be close and hopefully cleaner.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 06:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I just compared the teams at Platinum Cup and Summer Exposure. (yes, I need to get a life). Let's wait for scores before saying one field is a waste of time but the other is worthwhile.

In other news, FCA is playing Pennsylvania Roughriders - are those the same two teams that had a brawl recently?
Yes, same match up...PA RR won 4-3 day 1, FCA won 4-3 in the championship that ended in the fight. Will probably be another FCA win tomorrow, but could be close and hopefully cleaner.
Really? PA RR played their A game twice and FCA its C game at best and still split 1-1. FCA in a blowout tmrw, no doubt.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 06:55 PM
What is a RR?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 07:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I just compared the teams at Platinum Cup and Summer Exposure. (yes, I need to get a life). Let's wait for scores before saying one field is a waste of time but the other is worthwhile.

In other news, FCA is playing Pennsylvania Roughriders - are those the same two teams that had a brawl recently?
Yes, same match up...PA RR won 4-3 day 1, FCA won 4-3 in the championship that ended in the fight. Will probably be another FCA win tomorrow, but could be close and hopefully cleaner.
Really? PA RR played their A game twice and FCA its C game at best and still split 1-1. FCA in a blowout tmrw, no doubt.

What does this gibberish mean dad?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 07:59 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What is a RR?

An FCA beater
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 08:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Look here. Hawks 26 is the greatest team in the nation. Last tournament there were 8 D1 coaches scouting their players. Spalding doesn’t even want to play them!!

If lax would follow suit and classify by birth year this conversation would dramatically change. I can't wait for the weak and worthless argument that one year doesn't make a difference and our kids are more skilled. Wait for it because here it comes...

8 D1 coaches scouting rising 7th graders?

I think it was 7, but one had an assistant.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 10:02 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I just compared the teams at Platinum Cup and Summer Exposure. (yes, I need to get a life). Let's wait for scores before saying one field is a waste of time but the other is worthwhile.

In other news, FCA is playing Pennsylvania Roughriders - are those the same two teams that had a brawl recently?
Yes, same match up...PA RR won 4-3 day 1, FCA won 4-3 in the championship that ended in the fight. Will probably be another FCA win tomorrow, but could be close and hopefully cleaner.
Really? PA RR played their A game twice and FCA its C game at best and still split 1-1. FCA in a blowout tmrw, no doubt.

What does this gibberish mean dad?

It means someone stirring the pot because they have nothing better to do at 40+ years of age.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 10:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What is a RR?

An FCA beater
If FCA can ever figure out their issues on offense and at attack they could be elite. Pieces on D are in place with some midfield talent but Daddy Ball rules and those kids on the team wouldn’t make any other elite team if they tried out. Fact
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 07/31/20 10:53 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What is a RR?

An FCA beater
If FCA can ever figure out their issues on offense and at attack they could be elite. Pieces on D are in place with some midfield talent but Daddy Ball rules and those kids on the team wouldn’t make any other elite team if they tried out. Fact
I’m not an FCA parent, so don’t know about the daddy ball (I assume the coach has a son on the team playing attack from the comment) but that defense is legit (top AA quality), but that offense is closer to B. Good luck this wknd as I’m one of those who cheers for other MD teams when we aren’t facing them.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/01/20 12:00 AM
Shame on the Hawks and Tigers for playing in weak tournaments this weekend.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/01/20 12:39 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Shame on the Hawks and Tigers for playing in weak tournaments this weekend.
Where are Tigers?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/01/20 12:43 AM
Do the rough riders play their kid that attacked the player, or do they man up and sit him out for the season like they said? Will find out.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/01/20 02:03 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Shame on the Hawks and Tigers for playing in weak tournaments this weekend.
Just let them play & have fun
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/01/20 02:09 AM
Shame?

What is wrong with you? I sure hope that was a kid, as that would be beyond pathetic and embarrassing for anyone over 18 and raised correctly.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/01/20 03:23 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Do the rough riders play their kid that attacked the player, or do they man up and sit him out for the season like they said? Will find out.
Out for the season? You FCA parents/coaches obnoxiously curse all game long, instruct your kids to take players out which leads to your kids taking cheap shots and you want a kid suspended for the season? I wasn’t there, but I can’t imagine it was an “attack” given what I’ve seen out of this FCA squad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/01/20 03:29 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Do the rough riders play their kid that attacked the player, or do they man up and sit him out for the season like they said? Will find out.
You are asking for a 12 yr old to get suspended for a season? I don’t know the details, but sounds like you are really soft and at least a little scared. What would you want vs real MD/LI squads...lifetime bans? lol
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/01/20 03:35 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Do the rough riders play their kid that attacked the player, or do they man up and sit him out for the season like they said? Will find out.
Maybe your son should be playing soccer. Lax is played with gloves, helmet and stick. If your kid got attacked in game it sounds like a parental issue.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/01/20 10:11 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Shame on the Hawks and Tigers for playing in weak tournaments this weekend.
Right, shame on Hawks for playing in the tournament they are hosting. What are they thinking? So weak.
(Sarcasm for those who aren’t smart enough to figure that out)
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/01/20 02:40 PM
Congrats True Annapolis for taking down WCS. Not my son’s team, but love seeing any MD squad taking down out of state “all-star”
Squads.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/01/20 05:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Congrats True Annapolis for taking down WCS. Not my son’s team, but love seeing any MD squad taking down out of state “all-star”
Squads.

They had no business winning that game. They lost next 2. They are horrible.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/02/20 12:46 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Congrats True Annapolis for taking down WCS. Not my son’s team, but love seeing any MD squad taking down out of state “all-star”
Squads.

They had no business winning that game. They lost next 2. They are horrible.
Ah, that’s too bad...heard there was a good FCA/Madlax game there too.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/02/20 12:55 AM
Two really good teams.
A little chippy at times, but both played great lacrosse.
Fun to watch.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/02/20 01:51 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Two really good teams.
A little chippy at times, but both played great lacrosse.
Fun to watch.
Chippy for sure, but great game especially after FCA had to come back from a 4 goal deficit in the last five minutes to tie Pennsylvania RR in the previous game.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/02/20 06:33 PM
Welcome VLC to the Elite League
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/02/20 07:41 PM
Why did the hawks drop out of the 91 tourney next weekend? I see most of the other age groups still playing
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/02/20 07:58 PM
Looks like WCS rebounded to play solid game against MadLax and beat FCA
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/02/20 09:44 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
VLC over Hawks, you heard it here first.

Can someone give me an update on this?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/02/20 09:47 PM
If you have kids from 10 states one would think you would do good?.
Am I missing something dad?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/02/20 10:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If you have kids from 10 states one would think you would do good?.
Am I missing something dad?
Who is that?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/02/20 10:31 PM
VLC went 3-0 yesterday in the AA division against True Illinois, Mesa Futures, and BLC. Played the Hawks twice today and lost by 6 and by 7. Not bad for a team in just its second year, but I think the guy who predicted victory over the Hawks was a bit carried away.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/02/20 11:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looks like WCS rebounded to play solid game against MadLax and beat FCA
Who os WCS? Where are they from?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/02/20 11:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Shame on the Hawks and Tigers for playing in weak tournaments this weekend.
Right, shame on Hawks for playing in the tournament they are hosting. What are they thinking? So weak.
(Sarcasm for those who aren’t smart enough to figure that out)

And both teams won the tournament championships this weekend.Stay in your lane pal
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 01:40 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looks like WCS rebounded to play solid game against MadLax and beat FCA
Who os WCS? Where are they from?
WCS is west coast starz...they are Adrenaline's "national" team with top players west of the Mississippi. Individual talent on all their squads is always legit, just not always great teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 02:34 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Shame on the Hawks and Tigers for playing in weak tournaments this weekend.
Right, shame on Hawks for playing in the tournament they are hosting. What are they thinking? So weak.
(Sarcasm for those who aren’t smart enough to figure that out)

And both teams won the tournament championships this weekend.Stay in your lane pal
In their Club hosted tournaments?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 01:26 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Shame on the Hawks and Tigers for playing in weak tournaments this weekend.
Right, shame on Hawks for playing in the tournament they are hosting. What are they thinking? So weak.
(Sarcasm for those who aren’t smart enough to figure that out)

And both teams won the tournament championships this weekend.Stay in your lane pal
In their Club hosted tournaments?

What is left to prove by either of those teams at this point. Ice up and get ready for tryouts
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 03:30 PM
NAL, NLF and Summer Exposure Champs!


Tryouts are Aug 15&16
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 04:04 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Shame on the Hawks and Tigers for playing in weak tournaments this weekend.
Right, shame on Hawks for playing in the tournament they are hosting. What are they thinking? So weak.
(Sarcasm for those who aren’t smart enough to figure that out)

And both teams won the tournament championships this weekend.Stay in your lane pal
In their Club hosted tournaments?

What is left to prove by either of those teams at this point. Ice up and get ready for tryouts

Nice to see a positive post on here.Celebrating success is American.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 04:55 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Shame on the Hawks and Tigers for playing in weak tournaments this weekend.
Right, shame on Hawks for playing in the tournament they are hosting. What are they thinking? So weak.
(Sarcasm for those who aren’t smart enough to figure that out)

And both teams won the tournament championships this weekend.Stay in your lane pal
In their Club hosted tournaments?

Who hosted NAL & NLF?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 04:59 PM
I am surprised we haven't heard from the Looney's crew on here talking about talking down FCA and Madlax to win the Platinum Cup this weekend.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 05:28 PM
Would have liked to have seen Hawks at Millon this weekend for one last tourney. Assuming most are on vacay?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 06:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Would have liked to have seen Hawks at Millon this weekend for one last tourney. Assuming most are on vacay?

Why?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 06:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Would have liked to have seen Hawks at Millon this weekend for one last tourney. Assuming most are on vacay?

Make up SAT date this weekend.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 06:23 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Would have liked to have seen Hawks at Millon this weekend for one last tourney. Assuming most are on vacay?

no you wouldnt have.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 06:48 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I am surprised we haven't heard from the Looney's crew on here talking about talking down FCA and Madlax to win the Platinum Cup this weekend.

You are the one doing the talk.Get better game, too transparent, rookie
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 06:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Shame on the Hawks and Tigers for playing in weak tournaments this weekend.
Right, shame on Hawks for playing in the tournament they are hosting. What are they thinking? So weak.
(Sarcasm for those who aren’t smart enough to figure that out)

And both teams won the tournament championships this weekend.Stay in your lane pal
In their Club hosted tournaments?

Who hosted NAL & NLF?

Is this Joe Biden posting on BOTC? Hit the button Joe if you have fallen and cant get up.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 06:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Would have liked to have seen Hawks at Millon this weekend for one last tourney. Assuming most are on vacay?

Make up SAT date this weekend.
lol, you know they have proxy students taking the SAT for them, too good at lax to take their own test.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 06:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Would have liked to have seen Hawks at Millon this weekend for one last tourney. Assuming most are on vacay?

Make up SAT date this weekend.

Childcare issues was my thought
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 07:04 PM
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 07:16 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Would have liked to have seen Hawks at Millon this weekend for one last tourney. Assuming most are on vacay?

Make up SAT date this weekend.
lol, you know they have proxy students taking the SAT for them, too good at lax to take their own test.
Word
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 07:37 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?

You shouldn't believe everything a 12 year old who just lost a lacrosse game tells you. LOL
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 07:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?

Please stop checking out little kids after lacrosse games sir

-Signed Parents Who Don't Want Creepy Old Men Eyeing Up Their Kids
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 07:51 PM
than don' t vote for Biden!! lol
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 07:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?

Time to face reality......

7th grade and 8th grade are difficult years in club lacrosse for on age players. If your son wants to play for and be a top level player, you need to hold him back short of him being born Sept, Oct, Nov and even then, there are many holdbacks born in that month. Sad statement, but so true.

All the naysayers can come on here and sprew what they want. That is what top level teams and players are now,,majority holdbacks with a few on age in there.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 07:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?

Yes, 95% are already 13, and a few 14 already. You heard it on the internet, it must be true!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 08:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?
There are no 14 year olds on the 2026 Hawks...FACT. Fair to ask how many 13 yr olds, but just silly to ask about 14 yr olds. Lots of kids hit puberty at 11 or 12 while others might not until 13-15...makes all the difference in the world in terms of appearance.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 08:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?

Yes, 95% are already 13, and a few 14 already. You heard it on the internet, it must be true!

No. Even better. Second hand from a 12 year old who probably isn't bitter at all after losing
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 08:20 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?



HAHA, you are full of it. what team does your son play for? When did they play? What # jersey "told" him that? You have quite the trained eye for teen and near teen boys and being able to tell the difference between 12, 13 & 14.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 08:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?

You shouldn't believe everything a 12 year old who just lost a lacrosse game tells you. LOL

80%, the rest are 16 & 17, that must be why you lost.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 08:41 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?

Yes, 95% are already 13, and a few 14 already. You heard it on the internet, it must be true!

No. Even better. Second hand from a 12 year old who probably isn't bitter at all after losing

Wish my kids team played at that tournament were them Tigers beat them Hawks this summer only to see Hawks parents solk
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 08:48 PM
To the poster who said FACT, it is silly to ask about 14 year old's, but then acknowledged that it is fair to ask how many 13 year old's there are - you seem to know the team, so how many 13 year old's are there?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 09:09 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?

Yes, 95% are already 13, and a few 14 already. You heard it on the internet, it must be true!

No. Even better. Second hand from a 12 year old who probably isn't bitter at all after losing

Wish my kids team played at that tournament were them Tigers beat them Hawks this summer only to see Hawks parents solk

Not sure what solk means, but are you talking about the tournament that the Hawks won?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 09:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?

Yes, 95% are already 13, and a few 14 already. You heard it on the internet, it must be true!

No. Even better. Second hand from a 12 year old who probably isn't bitter at all after losing

Wish my kids team played at that tournament were them Tigers beat them Hawks this summer only to see Hawks parents solk

The Tigers brought their 2021 team to play the 26 Hawks. All kids on the field were between 17 and 24 years old. You people who worry about holdbacks are crybabies who make excuses for your kids' lack of ability (current ability - they can and will get better). Not every kid is a stand out. That doesnt mean that they can't benefit from an outstanding TEAM experience. Stop crying and living vicariously through your kids. Leave your kids alone. Stop screaming at the officials. Stop emailing your coaches.
Let the attacks begin! Cheers!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 09:36 PM
Here is the sad reality. Throw out the holdback talk. Some of your kids are smaller, slower, less athletic and can’t catch and throw. Many of your kids are scared and don’t play physical. Can’t wait till your kids get to high school and you freshmen gets wrecked by a Senior. Go cry on a message board about kids being bigger stronger and faster and how life is so unfair.

GTFOH
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 09:54 PM
Wish my kids team played at that tournament were them Tigers beat them Hawks this summer only to see Hawks parents solk[/quote]

The Tigers brought their 2021 team to play the 26 Hawks. All kids on the field were between 17 and 24 years old. You people who worry about holdbacks are crybabies who make excuses for your kids' lack of ability (current ability - they can and will get better). Not every kid is a stand out. That doesnt mean that they can't benefit from an outstanding TEAM experience. Stop crying and living vicariously through your kids. Leave your kids alone. Stop screaming at the officials. Stop emailing your coaches.
Let the attacks begin! Cheers![/quote]

Can you please enlighten the rest of us to your virtuous ways?We are not worthy to receive your enlightenment.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 10:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Here is the sad reality. Throw out the holdback talk. Some of your kids are smaller, slower, less athletic and can’t catch and throw. Many of your kids are scared and don’t play physical. Can’t wait till your kids get to high school and you freshmen gets wrecked by a Senior. Go cry on a message board about kids being bigger stronger and faster and how life is so unfair.

GTFOH
Not the words I’d use, but totally agree. So many parents on my sons team cry about holdbacks and I don’t get it. Honestly, I don’t understand why any non-school sport, team, league is based on grade instead of age, but who cares...that’s the way it is! If you don’t like it, stick to rec and/or find another sport.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 10:21 PM
Wow, that question certainly struck a raw nerve, but nobody denied that the team is mostly or all 13 year-old's. Thanks for the honesty. Congratulations on all the trophies, I guess.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 10:44 PM
if your team doesn't have 5-6 holdbacks it doesn't make much sense to play them - its not really competitive. You take away their holdbacks and the team is pretty average. I saw a lot of dropped passes, errant shots, i don't think their players are developing skills. They basically give the ball to their holdbacks and they muscle in against younger smaller kids and shoot 5 yards out, not much skill in that. Not really sure why Hawks bother showing up to tournaments seems like a waste of time for everyone.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 10:47 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Wish my kids team played at that tournament were them Tigers beat them Hawks this summer only to see Hawks parents solk

The Tigers brought their 2021 team to play the 26 Hawks. All kids on the field were between 17 and 24 years old. You people who worry about holdbacks are crybabies who make excuses for your kids' lack of ability (current ability - they can and will get better). Not every kid is a stand out. That doesnt mean that they can't benefit from an outstanding TEAM experience. Stop crying and living vicariously through your kids. Leave your kids alone. Stop screaming at the officials. Stop emailing your coaches.
Let the attacks begin! Cheers![/quote]

Can you please enlighten the rest of us to your virtuous ways?We are not worthy to receive your enlightenment.[/quote]

Attack #1 from Crybaby mom/dad #1.... Next crybaby up.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 10:49 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Wish my kids team played at that tournament were them Tigers beat them Hawks this summer only to see Hawks parents solk

The Tigers brought their 2021 team to play the 26 Hawks. All kids on the field were between 17 and 24 years old. You people who worry about holdbacks are crybabies who make excuses for your kids' lack of ability (current ability - they can and will get better). Not every kid is a stand out. That doesnt mean that they can't benefit from an outstanding TEAM experience. Stop crying and living vicariously through your kids. Leave your kids alone. Stop screaming at the officials. Stop emailing your coaches.
Let the attacks begin! Cheers![/quote]

Can you please enlighten the rest of us to your virtuous ways?We are not worthy to receive your enlightenment.[/quote]

+1 - Now that is funny, a Hawks parent lecturing about not living vicariously through your kids. LOL
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/03/20 11:21 PM
Hawks blow.
Take out one middie and they are an average team.
But they do have the loudest dad in all of 2026.
Toolbox, but even when they beat us we can laugh about him.
Enjoy Spaulding.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 12:00 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
if your team doesn't have 5-6 holdbacks it doesn't make much sense to play them - its not really competitive. You take away their holdbacks and the team is pretty average. I saw a lot of dropped passes, errant shots, i don't think their players are developing skills. They basically give the ball to their holdbacks and they muscle in against younger smaller kids and shoot 5 yards out, not much skill in that. Not really sure why Hawks bother showing up to tournaments seems like a waste of time for everyone.
That’s such a weak argument. Do kids a year older have an advantage? Yes, but my son being young for his grade (in lax terms) and doing well against holdbacks only makes him better when he gets to high school. Am I gonna cry when he’s a 14 ur old freshman playing against 19 yr old seniors? Nope, because that’s real life. Either step up or step out...your call, Dad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 12:19 AM
No, the weak argument is yours, especially since you begin by admitting that an extra year is an advantage. HS sports is designed for four class grades to compete against each other, and if a 14 year old freshman makes the varsity, then good for him. But youth lacrosse, even Elite, is designed for players in one grade to compete against each other. I saw the Hawks play this summer for the first time, and was amazed at how dependent they are on the size advantage of a few players. Take those players away and they are still a good team, but they would be on par with BLC, MadLax, FCA etc., the teams that they routinely beat by 6-7 goals. The games would be close and competitive, rather than a victory lap for Hawks dads each weekend as they taunt the kids on opposing teams. What losers. If your son is on that team and you are under the illusion that he (and you) are hot stuff because the Hawks always win, you are the one who will be crying when he gets to high school.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 12:26 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks blow.
Take out one middie and they are an average team.
But they do have the loudest dad in all of 2026.
Toolbox, but even when they beat us we can laugh about him.
Enjoy Spaulding.

Here's a question. Why don't other teams just take him out of the game then? Seems to be the obvious answer to stopping them if they are weak everywhere else except him.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 01:02 AM
Following your logic why aren't you playing in the 2025 bracket? Is it because you would lose and it wouldn't be fair? It seems like playing older kids would help you prepare your freshman to be crushed by seniors in HS.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 01:27 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
No, the weak argument is yours, especially since you begin by admitting that an extra year is an advantage. HS sports is designed for four class grades to compete against each other, and if a 14 year old freshman makes the varsity, then good for him. But youth lacrosse, even Elite, is designed for players in one grade to compete against each other. I saw the Hawks play this summer for the first time, and was amazed at how dependent they are on the size advantage of a few players. Take those players away and they are still a good team, but they would be on par with BLC, MadLax, FCA etc., the teams that they routinely beat by 6-7 goals. The games would be close and competitive, rather than a victory lap for Hawks dads each weekend as they taunt the kids on opposing teams. What
losers. If your son is on that team and you are under the illusion that he (and you) are hot stuff because the Hawks always win, you are the one who will be crying when he gets to high school.
Exactly...your son can’t handle the holdbacks at this age and it hurts you as a dad. I love that my son gets to play against my older kids, it’ll only make him that much better of a player and person when he hits HS. Sure he’s disappointed when he loses to Hawks, but he knows it’ll only make him a better player when it matters. 7th grade lax championships are fun for a minute, getting better at this point to dominate in high school and get into a better college are fun for a lifetime. #micdrop
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 01:37 AM
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Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 01:49 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
if your team doesn't have 5-6 holdbacks it doesn't make much sense to play them - its not really competitive. You take away their holdbacks and the team is pretty average. I saw a lot of dropped passes, errant shots, i don't think their players are developing skills. They basically give the ball to their holdbacks and they muscle in against younger smaller kids and shoot 5 yards out, not much skill in that. Not really sure why Hawks bother showing up to tournaments seems like a waste of time for everyone.
That’s such a weak argument. Do kids a year older have an advantage? Yes, but my son being young for his grade (in lax terms) and doing well against holdbacks only makes him better when he gets to high school. Am I gonna cry when he’s a 14 ur old freshman playing against 19 yr old seniors? Nope, because that’s real life. Either step up or step out...your call, Dad.

Not weak at all....You just have your head in sand and have not gone thru it.......The advantage starts young with prefirst/reclass/holdbacks getting on the field more.. Many of these players would not start unless held back at a young age,,,after awhile everyone catches up size wise sooner or later, but not playing time, what coaches think better players are due to always starting, etc,, average players held back are better than average playing down.. Thats why there are so many holdbacks now
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 01:59 AM
Thanks. We had some good takeaways from this tournament. We went 3-0 on the first day and knocked off two of the top 20 teams. Not bad for a team that’s really only been together for a year and has true 11 and 12 year olds. Actually, when we played the Hawks, we held our own when that one middie had to leave the game to go move his illegally parked car. We’re looking forward to fixing our mistakes and playing the toughest teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 02:20 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not weak at all....You just have your head in sand and have not gone thru it.......The advantage starts young with prefirst/reclass/holdbacks getting on the field more.. Many of these players would not start unless held back at a young age,,,after awhile everyone catches up size wise sooner or later, but not playing time, what coaches think better players are due to always starting, etc,, average players held back are better than average playing down.. Thats why there are so many holdbacks now
Wow, quite the participation trophy parent! You should want your son to face better comp, that’s how you improve. Ok love that my boy has faced older kids for the past 4 years and will for the next 2 before high school. That’s how you improve. He does not care and I don’t care if they win 7th grade tourneys. He has fun with his boys and I have fun watching him improve and enjoy lax. I’d never hold him back, but if other parents do that’s fine as they are only making my son better. Step up or step out
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 02:25 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
if your team doesn't have 5-6 holdbacks it doesn't make much sense to play them - its not really competitive. You take away their holdbacks and the team is pretty average. I saw a lot of dropped passes, errant shots, i don't think their players are developing skills. They basically give the ball to their holdbacks and they muscle in against younger smaller kids and shoot 5 yards out, not much skill in that. Not really sure why Hawks bother showing up to tournaments seems like a waste of time for everyone.
That’s such a weak argument. Do kids a year older have an advantage? Yes, but my son being young for his grade (in lax terms) and doing well against holdbacks only makes him better when he gets to high school. Am I gonna cry when he’s a 14 ur old freshman playing against 19 yr old seniors? Nope, because that’s real life. Either step up or step out...your call, Dad.

legit question and trying to be high level...if your kid is 14 & 7th grade,,,isnt there a bigger problem (aka a stunard or dense)
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 03:04 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
No, the weak argument is yours, especially since you begin by admitting that an extra year is an advantage. HS sports is designed for four class grades to compete against each other, and if a 14 year old freshman makes the varsity, then good for him. But youth lacrosse, even Elite, is designed for players in one grade to compete against each other. I saw the Hawks play this summer for the first time, and was amazed at how dependent they are on the size advantage of a few players. Take those players away and they are still a good team, but they would be on par with BLC, MadLax, FCA etc., the teams that they routinely beat by 6-7 goals. The games would be close and competitive, rather than a victory lap for Hawks dads each weekend as they taunt the kids on opposing teams. What
losers. If your son is on that team and you are under the illusion that he (and you) are hot stuff because the Hawks always win, you are the one who will be crying when he gets to high school.
Exactly...your son can’t handle the holdbacks at this age and it hurts you as a dad. I love that my son gets to play against my older kids, it’ll only make him that much better of a player and person when he hits HS. Sure he’s disappointed when he loses to Hawks, but he knows it’ll only make him a better player when it matters. 7th grade lax championships are fun for a minute, getting better at this point to dominate in high school and get into a better college are fun for a lifetime. #micdrop

Nice try Hawks Dad!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 04:47 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
No, the weak argument is yours, especially since you begin by admitting that an extra year is an advantage. HS sports is designed for four class grades to compete against each other, and if a 14 year old freshman makes the varsity, then good for him. But youth lacrosse, even Elite, is designed for players in one grade to compete against each other. I saw the Hawks play this summer for the first time, and was amazed at how dependent they are on the size advantage of a few players. Take those players away and they are still a good team, but they would be on par with BLC, MadLax, FCA etc., the teams that they routinely beat by 6-7 goals. The games would be close and competitive, rather than a victory lap for Hawks dads each weekend as they taunt the kids on opposing teams. What
losers. If your son is on that team and you are under the illusion that he (and you) are hot stuff because the Hawks always win, you are the one who will be crying when he gets to high school.
Exactly...your son can’t handle the holdbacks at this age and it hurts you as a dad. I love that my son gets to play against my older kids, it’ll only make him that much better of a player and person when he hits HS. Sure he’s disappointed when he loses to Hawks, but he knows it’ll only make him a better player when it matters. 7th grade lax championships are fun for a minute, getting better at this point to dominate in high school and get into a better college are fun for a lifetime. #micdrop

Nice try Hawks Dad!


Ha ha ha. So fun to watch these Dads try to justify holding Johhny back because he couldn't hang, or that based on their subpar genes they knew their seed would need an early unfair advantage! Pure Gold
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 06:20 AM
Club Lacrosse should be birth year. Would dramatically change the landscape.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 09:10 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks. We had some good takeaways from this tournament. We went 3-0 on the first day and knocked off two of the top 20 teams. Not bad for a team that’s really only been together for a year and has true 11 and 12 year olds. Actually, when we played the Hawks, we held our own when that one middie had to leave the game to go move his illegally parked car. We’re looking forward to fixing our mistakes and playing the toughest teams.


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Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 11:25 AM
If your kids put half as much effort and heart in to their lax game as their parents didn't coming here crying, maybe they would be successful. Can we get the dad's back out here please and let the moms rest
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 11:27 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not weak at all....You just have your head in sand and have not gone thru it.......The advantage starts young with prefirst/reclass/holdbacks getting on the field more.. Many of these players would not start unless held back at a young age,,,after awhile everyone catches up size wise sooner or later, but not playing time, what coaches think better players are due to always starting, etc,, average players held back are better than average playing down.. Thats why there are so many holdbacks now
Wow, quite the participation trophy parent! You should want your son to face better comp, that’s how you improve. Ok love that my boy has faced older kids for the past 4 years and will for the next 2 before high school. That’s how you improve. He does not care and I don’t care if they win 7th grade tourneys. He has fun with his boys and I have fun watching him improve and enjoy lax. I’d never hold him back, but if other parents do that’s fine as they are only making my son better. Step up or step out

Not sure what you are talking about...You have your head in sand.. This has nothing to do with 7th grade. Being on age playing against holdbacks doesnt transform you into some better player? . Those holdbacks are your grade and will be until end of High School. Might as well consider them " on age now " . They are getting the playing time, confidence and have the bigger size at a early age. By the time most on age catch up, to late, the holdbacks have started most of youth games and are about to start JV/V.

Obviously you dont play or have any want to play in the MIAA or IAC. That is holdback central and best players in MD /DC. The best players minus a few on age are all holdbacks.

Do you think the Stanwicks played on age ?? How many TOP players coming out of BL are on age ? lol...or McD, ST P, CH, etc.. very few.

Youth lacrosse and holdbacks are out of control now and nothing will change as long as Clubs run it and the useless USL is the governing body of youth lacrosse . USL is more concerned with PC correct woman issues and minorities than cleaning up this holdback youth issue.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 01:56 PM
Yes I agree MIAA is tough due to the large number of private school kids reclassing in 9th grade since they are coming from crappy MD public schools. The Stanwicks of the world are reclassing in high school not elementary or middle school. The kids held back before HS struggle with basic reading and comprehension. I have a suggestion, the Hawks should take one of their weekly practices and everyone bring a book to learn how to read - maybe you can keep your kids at grade level. By the way, top D1 programs require lacrosse skill AND academics. Clearly the Hawks are failing.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 02:24 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not weak at all....You just have your head in sand and have not gone thru it.......The advantage starts young with prefirst/reclass/holdbacks getting on the field more.. Many of these players would not start unless held back at a young age,,,after awhile everyone catches up size wise sooner or later, but not playing time, what coaches think better players are due to always starting, etc,, average players held back are better than average playing down.. Thats why there are so many holdbacks now
Wow, quite the participation trophy parent! You should want your son to face better comp, that’s how you improve. Ok love that my boy has faced older kids for the past 4 years and will for the next 2 before high school. That’s how you improve. He does not care and I don’t care if they win 7th grade tourneys. He has fun with his boys and I have fun watching him improve and enjoy lax. I’d never hold him back, but if other parents do that’s fine as they are only making my son better. Step up or step out

Not sure what you are talking about...You have your head in sand.. This has nothing to do with 7th grade. Being on age playing against holdbacks doesnt transform you into some better player? . Those holdbacks are your grade and will be until end of High School. Might as well consider them " on age now " . They are getting the playing time, confidence and have the bigger size at a early age. By the time most on age catch up, to late, the holdbacks have started most of youth games and are about to start JV/V.

Obviously you dont play or have any want to play in the MIAA or IAC. That is holdback central and best players in MD /DC. The best players minus a few on age are all holdbacks.

Do you think the Stanwicks played on age ?? How many TOP players coming out of BL are on age ? lol...or McD, ST P, CH, etc.. very few.

Youth lacrosse and holdbacks are out of control now and nothing will change as long as Clubs run it and the useless USL is the governing body of youth lacrosse . USL is more concerned with PC correct woman issues and minorities than cleaning up this holdback youth issue.

Sounds like Baltimore has a cheating Dad problem. When does this whole holdback thing start? Do they know Johhny is a crappy athlete before he starts pre k and hold him back? Or is the kid so dense in school and sports that Dad figures it out in elementary school and makes him repeat a grade? Just curious about when these Dads begin to feel their inadequacies...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 02:41 PM
The Hawks have very good players and coaches like a lot of teams in this age.Can we keep it positive on here?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 02:46 PM
Should be birth year but is not and it is just silly to think 14 yr olds are playing 2026 for any team. Hawks were not biggest team out there (True IL and BLC had enormous kids). The sour grapes is laughable, the hawks get their pick of Anne Arundel county and some of the eastern shore and the talent is centralized. They have a few big kids but most of the team and a lot of the scoring comes from kids that are undersized and skilled. The gap is narrowing as shown with a well coached and talented VLC team leapfrogging other elite teams so this group will be fun to watch. Save the conspiracy theories for the LI board.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 03:02 PM
You clowns should go read the high school thread. Holdbacks have been part of the game for decades. heck, colleges Red Shirt players all the time. This is nothing new and the whining and crying is funny. Its not fair. Life isnt fair. You want fair go play rec ball where everyone gets to play equal time and everyone gets a trophy
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 03:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Yes I agree MIAA is tough due to the large number of private school kids reclassing in 9th grade since they are coming from crappy MD public schools. The Stanwicks of the world are reclassing in high school not elementary or middle school. The kids held back before HS struggle with basic reading and comprehension. I have a suggestion, the Hawks should take one of their weekly practices and everyone bring a book to learn how to read - maybe you can keep your kids at grade level. By the way, top D1 programs require lacrosse skill AND academics. Clearly the Hawks are failing.

I have a suggestion. Perhaps you should go to one of the Hawks practices and have an open dialogue with their parents instead of taking cheap shots at kids behind a keyboard.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 03:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not weak at all....You just have your head in sand and have not gone thru it.......The advantage starts young with prefirst/reclass/holdbacks getting on the field more.. Many of these players would not start unless held back at a young age,,,after awhile everyone catches up size wise sooner or later, but not playing time, what coaches think better players are due to always starting, etc,, average players held back are better than average playing down.. Thats why there are so many holdbacks now
Wow, quite the participation trophy parent! You should want your son to face better comp, that’s how you improve. Ok love that my boy has faced older kids for the past 4 years and will for the next 2 before high school. That’s how you improve. He does not care and I don’t care if they win 7th grade tourneys. He has fun with his boys and I have fun watching him improve and enjoy lax. I’d never hold him back, but if other parents do that’s fine as they are only making my son better. Step up or step out

Not sure what you are talking about...You have your head in sand.. This has nothing to do with 7th grade. Being on age playing against holdbacks doesnt transform you into some better player? . Those holdbacks are your grade and will be until end of High School. Might as well consider them " on age now " . They are getting the playing time, confidence and have the bigger size at a early age. By the time most on age catch up, to late, the holdbacks have started most of youth games and are about to start JV/V.

Obviously you dont play or have any want to play in the MIAA or IAC. That is holdback central and best players in MD /DC. The best players minus a few on age are all holdbacks.

Do you think the Stanwicks played on age ?? How many TOP players coming out of BL are on age ? lol...or McD, ST P, CH, etc.. very few.

Youth lacrosse and holdbacks are out of control now and nothing will change as long as Clubs run it and the useless USL is the governing body of youth lacrosse . USL is more concerned with PC correct woman issues and minorities than cleaning up this holdback youth issue.

Sounds like Baltimore has a cheating Dad problem. When does this whole holdback thing start? Do they know Johhny is a crappy athlete before he starts pre k and hold him back? Or is the kid so dense in school and sports that Dad figures it out in elementary school and makes him repeat a grade? Just curious about when these Dads begin to feel their inadequacies...

This is not nice if you do not have something nice to say maybe dont say it?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 03:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If you have kids from 10 states one would think you would do good?.
Am I missing something dad?

It’s actually almost all California kids. 19 of the 22 players are from California.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 03:51 PM
I know, I know. I personally have an on age kid who is kicking butt and doing so though a couple of hours of work every day. Its just fun to rile the cheaters up, which is far too easy. No slight on the kids, its not their fault their parents did not trust them to make it on sheer hard work and talent alone and sought another advantage. Its a dog eat dog world, I thank you for playing your kids down so my kid can get better.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Yes I agree MIAA is tough due to the large number of private school kids reclassing in 9th grade since they are coming from crappy MD public schools. The Stanwicks of the world are reclassing in high school not elementary or middle school. The kids held back before HS struggle with basic reading and comprehension. I have a suggestion, the Hawks should take one of their weekly practices and everyone bring a book to learn how to read - maybe you can keep your kids at grade level. By the way, top D1 programs require lacrosse skill AND academics. Clearly the Hawks are failing.

I have a suggestion. Perhaps you should go to one of the Hawks practices and have an open dialogue with their parents instead of taking cheap shots at kids behind a keyboard.


I know, I know. I personally have an on age kid who is kicking butt and doing so though a couple of hours of work every day. Its just fun to rile the cheaters up, which is far too easy. No slight on the kids, its not their fault their parents did not trust them to make it on sheer hard work and talent alone and sought another advantage. Its a dog eat dog world, t and I thank you for playing your kids down so my kid can get better.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 04:39 PM
The shots are at the parents, not the kids. The Hawks parents have an unjustified arrogance on the sidelines and on this board. No team would win 100% of the time if the playing field was fair.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 05:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The shots are at the parents, not the kids. The Hawks parents have an unjustified arrogance on the sidelines and on this board. No team would win 100% of the time if the playing field was fair.

They are almost as bad as a cry baby keyboard warrior who won't say a thing to these dads on the sidelines so you tuck your little wang between your legs, sulk back to your SUV and head on home to fire up the computer to really get back at them!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 05:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
if your team doesn't have 5-6 holdbacks it doesn't make much sense to play them - its not really competitive. You take away their holdbacks and the team is pretty average. I saw a lot of dropped passes, errant shots, i don't think their players are developing skills. They basically give the ball to their holdbacks and they muscle in against younger smaller kids and shoot 5 yards out, not much skill in that. Not really sure why Hawks bother showing up to tournaments seems like a waste of time for everyone.

Do you really think that there's any elite Level MD/DC team without holdbacks? I assume that the Hawks have a few, i know my son has a few, odds are your kids team does too. Stop whining
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 05:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks. We had some good takeaways from this tournament. We went 3-0 on the first day and knocked off two of the top 20 teams. Not bad for a team that’s really only been together for a year and has true 11 and 12 year olds. Actually, when we played the Hawks, we held our own when that one middie had to leave the game to go move his illegally parked car. We’re looking forward to fixing our mistakes and playing the toughest teams.

Haha, so funny. No holdbacks on The VA Crabs?? Please. 3 of yours D poles were all as tall as anyone on the field. Just not as skilled
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 05:35 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The shots are at the parents, not the kids. The Hawks parents have an unjustified arrogance on the sidelines and on this board. No team would win 100% of the time if the playing field was fair.

They are almost as bad as a cry baby keyboard warrior who won't say a thing to these dads on the sidelines so you tuck your little wang between your legs, sulk back to your SUV and head on home to fire up the computer to really get back at them!!

Ha ha, triggered again. So easy. Nice to see someone else helping with this game...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 05:40 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks. We had some good takeaways from this tournament. We went 3-0 on the first day and knocked off two of the top 20 teams. Not bad for a team that’s really only been together for a year and has true 11 and 12 year olds. Actually, when we played the Hawks, we held our own when that one middie had to leave the game to go move his illegally parked car. We’re looking forward to fixing our mistakes and playing the toughest teams.

Haha, so funny. No holdbacks on The VA Crabs?? Please. 3 of yours D poles were all as tall as anyone on the field. Just not as skilled

They were skilled at getting penalties and mouthing off to the ref.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 05:48 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The shots are at the parents, not the kids. The Hawks parents have an unjustified arrogance on the sidelines and on this board. No team would win 100% of the time if the playing field was fair.

They are almost as bad as a cry baby keyboard warrior who won't say a thing to these dads on the sidelines so you tuck your little wang between your legs, sulk back to your SUV and head on home to fire up the computer to really get back at them!!

Ha ha, triggered again. So easy. Nice to see someone else helping with this game...

What is the rational to hold your kid back versus play him up at this age group; 6th grade?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 05:56 PM
You wrote:

Yes I agree MIAA is tough due to the large number of private school kids reclassing in 9th grade since they are coming from crappy MD public schools. The Stanwicks of the world are reclassing in high school not elementary or middle school. The kids held back before HS struggle with basic reading and comprehension. I have a suggestion, the Hawks should take one of their weekly practices and everyone bring a book to learn how to read - maybe you can keep your kids at grade level. By the way, top D1 programs require lacrosse skill AND academics. Clearly the Hawks are failing.

My reply:

Are you kidding me?? A team of 7th grade boys who work hard at a sport they love gel as a team and consistently win games. As a result of your adult insecurity you criticize these young men and claim they can’t read? What kind of human being are you? You have nothing else better to do then pick on kids? Instead of ridiculing kids you know nothing about maybe you should go to your place of worship and hit your knees and ask for forgiveness for directing your insecure and detest filled soul’s shortcomings at a bunch of innocent young men who simply have a greater skill at a game then most other kids. This is something to congratulate them on, not beat them up over.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 06:08 PM
Ah, a break through. Hawks dads get mad and refer to opposing team's SUV's. Why would somebody's choice of vehicle be relevant? I think we all know.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 06:14 PM
To any FCA parents or others who know their 2026s, why does the big physical attackman sit out some games completely (while there and dressed) and other games plays only 5-10 minutes and dominate. I saw it myself one game and have heard others question it from multiple other teams (and spread rumors of daddy ball, racism, and not really being on the team which no one seemed to have any info to back those up). I asked a Dad when we faced them and he said he thought the kid "doesn't have the stick skills" which may be true but he is a monster and has scoring skills and would love to see him come to our tryouts if he wants to start and get more PT.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 06:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The shots are at the parents, not the kids. The Hawks parents have an unjustified arrogance on the sidelines and on this board. No team would win 100% of the time if the playing field was fair.

They are almost as bad as a cry baby keyboard warrior who won't say a thing to these dads on the sidelines so you tuck your little wang between your legs, sulk back to your SUV and head on home to fire up the computer to really get back at them!!

Ha ha, triggered again. So easy. Nice to see someone else helping with this game...

Yeah man. Got em good
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 06:33 PM
VLC 2026 has exactly one re-classed 7th grader. Will a Hawks 2026 parent give an estimate how many are on their roster?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 07:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Yes I agree MIAA is tough due to the large number of private school kids reclassing in 9th grade since they are coming from crappy MD public schools. The Stanwicks of the world are reclassing in high school not elementary or middle school. The kids held back before HS struggle with basic reading and comprehension. I have a suggestion, the Hawks should take one of their weekly practices and everyone bring a book to learn how to read - maybe you can keep your kids at grade level. By the way, top D1 programs require lacrosse skill AND academics. Clearly the Hawks are failing.

I have a suggestion. Perhaps you should go to one of the Hawks practices and have an open dialogue with their parents instead of taking cheap shots at kids behind a keyboard.


Or how about go to tryouts? I bet your kid walks away abs days, wow, they are good and they are even better kids dad, no matter what you say.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 07:12 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Wow, that question certainly struck a raw nerve, but nobody denied that the team is mostly or all 13 year-old's. Thanks for the honesty. Congratulations on all the trophies, I guess.

Hawks dad here, the team is not mostly 13 year olds. Not even close. If you saw a list with DOBs I'm not sure what you would have left to complain about.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 07:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks blow.
Take out one middie and they are an average team.
But they do have the loudest dad in all of 2026.
Toolbox, but even when they beat us we can laugh about him.
Enjoy Spaulding.

You must not have seen them play much. They have at least 8 players that can take over a game offensively, very good goalies and they play excellent team D. Oh and they always kill us on face offs. Other than that, I think we'll beat them in hoco next spring!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 08:37 PM
I am a Bethesda parent whose son’s team played the Hawks this weekend. Not a big Hawks supporter but you are wrong when you say: “ Take out one middie and they are an average team.” When BLC played Hawks Sat afternoon the mid fielder I believe you are referring to (has dominated HOCO the prior two years) sat out nearly the entire game with some type of leg injury. In his absence the shorter and super quick player who plays X and the new really tall attack man they added carried the scoring load. Also 2 or 3 other middies contributed with goals or assists. Also our team struggled against their rides and D and did not get off many shots.

After the game some of our parents were speaking and concluded that Hawks are a complete team and simply got better in the past year. Tough to see it and say it but I saw it and am just being honest based upon how well they played our team this past weekend.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 08:48 PM
A star can win a game
A team can win every game

63-2 in two years And undefeated last year




You clowns lose two games in a weekend
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 08:49 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The shots are at the parents, not the kids. The Hawks parents have an unjustified arrogance on the sidelines and on this board. No team would win 100% of the time if the playing field was fair.

They are almost as bad as a cry baby keyboard warrior who won't say a thing to these dads on the sidelines so you tuck your little wang between your legs, sulk back to your SUV and head on home to fire up the computer to really get back at them!!

Ha ha, triggered again. So easy. Nice to see someone else helping with this game...

What is the rational to hold your kid back versus play him up at this age group; 6th grade?

Because the kids holding back would get smashed if they played on age, not to mention God forbid playing up. I'm no so sure whats confusing about that. I do bring my on age son to free agent some older tournaments. Got his arm broken once, but came out of the whole deal stronger. I think character will matter most as he moves through the levels. Working so far. I could be wrong however, seems to be pretty common maybee I am missing the boat.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 08:51 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
To any FCA parents or others who know their 2026s, why does the big physical attackman sit out some games completely (while there and dressed) and other games plays only 5-10 minutes and dominate. I saw it myself one game and have heard others question it from multiple other teams (and spread rumors of daddy ball, racism, and not really being on the team which no one seemed to have any info to back those up). I asked a Dad when we faced them and he said he thought the kid "doesn't have the stick skills" which may be true but he is a monster and has scoring skills and would love to see him come to our tryouts if he wants to start and get more PT.

My son does not play for FCA, in fact, he doesn’t play elite level at all. But he has played against the player you are likely referring to when that player was at his previous club. In my opinion, that kid is an absolute monster when he’s on the run with the ball, and when he gets the ball he is basically a one man wrecking crew, who can run through a team and score on his own. However, when the game slows down I think he lacks the stick skills to set up in the offense, work the ball around and score. And that’s if it’s the same kid I’m thinking of. But I would like to hear from an FCA parent about this as well.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 09:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
To any FCA parents or others who know their 2026s, why does the big physical attackman sit out some games completely (while there and dressed) and other games plays only 5-10 minutes and dominate. I saw it myself one game and have heard others question it from multiple other teams (and spread rumors of daddy ball, racism, and not really being on the team which no one seemed to have any info to back those up). I asked a Dad when we faced them and he said he thought the kid "doesn't have the stick skills" which may be true but he is a monster and has scoring skills and would love to see him come to our tryouts if he wants to start and get more PT.

My son does not play for FCA, in fact, he doesn’t play elite level at all. But he has played against the player you are likely referring to when that player was at his previous club. In my opinion, that kid is an absolute monster when he’s on the run with the ball, and when he gets the ball he is basically a one man wrecking crew, who can run through a team and score on his own. However, when the game slows down I think he lacks the stick skills to set up in the offense, work the ball around and score. And that’s if it’s the same kid I’m thinking of. But I would like to hear from an FCA parent about this as well.

You people are too much. Get a flipping grip.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 09:32 PM
Can someone tell me which 2026 teams plan to hold tryouts? I have contacted 2 who have said they are moving forward with their current team. Is this what most are doing?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 09:34 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
My son does not play for FCA, in fact, he doesn’t play elite level at all. But he has played against the player you are likely referring to when that player was at his previous club. In my opinion, that kid is an absolute monster when he’s on the run with the ball, and when he gets the ball he is basically a one man wrecking crew, who can run through a team and score on his own. However, when the game slows down I think he lacks the stick skills to set up in the offense, work the ball around and score. And that’s if it’s the same kid I’m thinking of. But I would like to hear from an FCA parent about this as well.
I hear what you are saying, but he’s such a monster with the ball that any good coach will work around other deficiencies and keep him on the field. We played a one goal game with them and he didn’t get much time, but clearly knew how to pass when he saw the double coming, and used both hands effectively. Spoke with a dad whose son has faced them 3 times recently all close games and said he got maybe 5 minutes twice and 0 minutes once (in a tourney championship apparently).
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 09:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The shots are at the parents, not the kids. The Hawks parents have an unjustified arrogance on the sidelines and on this board. No team would win 100% of the time if the playing field was fair.

They are almost as bad as a cry baby keyboard warrior who won't say a thing to these dads on the sidelines so you tuck your little wang between your legs, sulk back to your SUV and head on home to fire up the computer to really get back at them!!

Ha ha, triggered again. So easy. Nice to see someone else helping with this game...

What is the rational to hold your kid back versus play him up at this age group; 6th grade?

Because the kids holding back would get smashed if they played on age, not to mention God forbid playing up. I'm no so sure whats confusing about that. I do bring my on age son to free agent some older tournaments. Got his arm broken once, but came out of the whole deal stronger. I think character will matter most as he moves through the levels. Working so far. I could be wrong however, seems to be pretty common maybee I am missing the boat.

Perhaps the above is a bit harsh. True Illinois dad here lurking on your forum. I felt bad when my sons arm was broken playing up, but who knows if that wasn't by a kid two years older instead of one. On a serious note will most college recruiters wants a kid that is one year older? If you were to go straight through is it almost mandatory to have to do a pg year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 10:36 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I hear what you are saying, but he’s such a monster with the ball that any good coach will work around other deficiencies and keep him on the field. We played a one goal game with them and he didn’t get much time, but clearly knew how to pass when he saw the double coming, and used both hands effectively. Spoke with a dad whose son has faced them 3 times recently all close games and said he got maybe 5 minutes twice and 0 minutes once (in a tourney championship apparently).
The kid should play more, no doubt about it. Unfortunately I think others play over him because his parents are far from “lax parents” and before you say it I am not speaking ethnically, I mean they aren’t excessively involved, talk to coach nightly, on BOTC etc. Whoever said they faced FCA 3 times recently in close games is obv a RR PA dad as that’s the only team we’ve played 3 times, so he knows that a 6-2 lead with 5 minutes left isn’t safe once we unleash the beast! But yeah, he’s unstoppable 1 on 1 so he should be on the field all the time.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 10:44 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?

1% of the team is 13 and they turned 13 this summer, held back probably in kindergarten. There are no 14 year olds. There are still 11 year olds!!!!! 99% of the team is 12 and under. Go cry a freaking river somewhere else and just realize these kids are dominant. End it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 11:46 PM
Hawks have tryouts listed in their website for next weekend. All are welcome. I am sure they would love to see a big turnout.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/04/20 11:47 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
While playing against the Hawks 2026 recently, My son (age 12) was told by a Hawks player that the majority of the 2026 Hawks are 13 or 14 years old, and this Hawks player said that he was 14 himself. I walked past one of the Hawks players after the game who did much of the scoring, and he looked at least 14 to me.

Would a Hawks parent or somebody who knows the roster care to estimate what percentage of the team is 13 or 14 year old?

1% of the team is 13 and they turned 13 this summer, held back probably in kindergarten. There are no 14 year olds. There are still 11 year olds!!!!! 99% of the team is 12 and under. Go cry a freaking river somewhere else and just realize these kids are dominant. End it.

You're an stunad and a fake. 1% or 20 would be 1/5 of a human. And you said they, so there are AT LEAST 2 to 3 13 year olds and probably more. It's OK. It's is allowed in lax and nobody can stop it. But don't try to BS everyone on here with that garbage. Those kids are 13+...everyone of them.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 12:13 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks have tryouts listed in their website for next weekend. All are welcome. I am sure they would love to see a big turnout.
I heard HoCo kids are headed to them. Careful now, Junior’s spot may be in jeopardy.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 01:16 AM
Junior loves competition. Bring on the best players in the area and may the best player win the roster spot.

If 10 kids come to Hawks tryouts and displace 10 existing players they only get better. What then? More and louder protests about holdbacks? No longer can claim they are 14. Must now claim they are 15 or 16 if they beat your son’s team. Have to laugh at the circular nature of so many who argue on this forum.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 02:25 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You clowns should go read the high school thread. Holdbacks have been part of the game for decades. heck, colleges Red Shirt players all the time. This is nothing new and the whining and crying is funny. Its not fair. Life isnt fair. You want fair go play rec ball where everyone gets to play equal time and everyone gets a trophy

You are new to game I see. Youth lacrosse up to 9th grade has been age based for over 50 years up until just 6 years ago, The best club teams in area then were either the Crabs/Breakers U15 or U13 teams. Sometimes Rock.

You are obviously a holdback apologist whose son can not compete on age in youth lacrosse. Youth lacrosse is completely out of control letting all these prefirst( kindergarten holdback) and holdbacks/reclass mainly from the MIAA schools play Down. Giving select kids an advantage others dont get because they didnt hold their child back is wrong in youth lacrosse.

Get your advantage in HS..That has always been by grade
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 02:51 AM
Um, lets see ... Hawks go 68-2 against elite competition, routinely win by 5-10 goals, and their team is 99% 12 year olds, with some 11 year olds sprinkled in. Okay, got it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 09:50 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Um, lets see ... Hawks go 68-2 against elite competition, routinely win by 5-10 goals, and their team is 99% 12 year olds, with some 11 year olds sprinkled in. Okay, got it.

Correct. Good. Now how about those PLL games.....?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 10:34 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Um, lets see ... Hawks go 68-2 against elite competition, routinely win by 5-10 goals, and their team is 99% 12 year olds, with some 11 year olds sprinkled in. Okay, got it.

Perhaps you should take a book to practice and read!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 11:02 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Um, lets see ... Hawks go 68-2 against elite competition, routinely win by 5-10 goals, and their team is 99% 12 year olds, with some 11 year olds sprinkled in. Okay, got it.

Hawks have kids from at least 6 different counties, districted for at least 10 different High Schools, they have 4 kids who turned 13 between June and this August, and 18 players who are on age. The 4 aren’t the kids you all think they are.

Oh, and they work their tails off at practice and compete in every drill. But it couldn’t possibly be preparation and hard work, they must all be older, right?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 11:20 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Um, lets see ... Hawks go 68-2 against elite competition, routinely win by 5-10 goals, and their team is 99% 12 year olds, with some 11 year olds sprinkled in. Okay, got it.


Pretty impressive record for a 2025 team playing in 2026 brackets.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 11:57 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Um, lets see ... Hawks go 68-2 against elite competition, routinely win by 5-10 goals, and their team is 99% 12 year olds, with some 11 year olds sprinkled in. Okay, got it.

Hawks have kids from at least 6 different counties, districted for at least 10 different High Schools, they have 4 kids who turned 13 between June and this August, and 18 players who are on age. The 4 aren’t the kids you all think they are.

Oh, and they work their tails off at practice and compete in every drill. But it couldn’t possibly be preparation and hard work, they must all be older, right?

👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼

Haters can come to tryouts and see for themselves.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 11:59 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Um, lets see ... Hawks go 68-2 against elite competition, routinely win by 5-10 goals, and their team is 99% 12 year olds, with some 11 year olds sprinkled in. Okay, got it.

Hawks have kids from at least 6 different counties, districted for at least 10 different High Schools, they have 4 kids who turned 13 between June and this August, and 18 players who are on age. The 4 aren’t the kids you all think they are.

Oh, and they work their tails off at practice and compete in every drill. But it couldn’t possibly be preparation and hard work, they must all be older, right?


Forgot to mention a pretty solid mix of private and public school kids as well.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 12:24 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Um, lets see ... Hawks go 68-2 against elite competition, routinely win by 5-10 goals, and their team is 99% 12 year olds, with some 11 year olds sprinkled in. Okay, got it.

Hawks have kids from at least 6 different counties, districted for at least 10 different High Schools, they have 4 kids who turned 13 between June and this August, and 18 players who are on age. The 4 aren’t the kids you all think they are.

Oh, and they work their tails off at practice and compete in every drill. But it couldn’t possibly be preparation and hard work, they must all be older, right?

👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼

Haters can come to tryouts and see for themselves.


Sorry, my son wouldn't qualify since he wouldn't meet the holdback requirement.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 12:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Um, lets see ... Hawks go 68-2 against elite competition, routinely win by 5-10 goals, and their team is 99% 12 year olds, with some 11 year olds sprinkled in. Okay, got it.

Hawks have kids from at least 6 different counties, districted for at least 10 different High Schools, they have 4 kids who turned 13 between June and this August, and 18 players who are on age. The 4 aren’t the kids you all think they are.

Oh, and they work their tails off at practice and compete in every drill. But it couldn’t possibly be preparation and hard work, they must all be older, right?


Forgot to mention a pretty solid mix of private and public school kids as well.

With your knowledge of all the player Birthdays, are you the official Birthday party planner for Hawks ??
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 12:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Um, lets see ... Hawks go 68-2 against elite competition, routinely win by 5-10 goals, and their team is 99% 12 year olds, with some 11 year olds sprinkled in. Okay, got it.

Hawks have kids from at least 6 different counties, districted for at least 10 different High Schools, they have 4 kids who turned 13 between June and this August, and 18 players who are on age. The 4 aren’t the kids you all think they are.

Oh, and they work their tails off at practice and compete in every drill. But it couldn’t possibly be preparation and hard work, they must all be older, right?

👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼

Haters can come to tryouts and see for themselves.


Sorry, my son wouldn't qualify since he wouldn't meet the holdback requirement.

"The world needs ditch diggers too"
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 02:27 PM
Nice try Hawks Dad. News flash, the Hawks opponents have talented players who work their butts off too. If a team is on age and works extra hard, that would explain maybe a 70-80% winning percentage against elite competition, but not 100%, and not with 5-10 goal margins in every single game.

In all seriousness, why doesn't this group play, at least occasionally, in 2025 tournaments and get competitive games week to week. Is the 68-2 record really helping the boys get better, or is it helping Hawks dads cope with their own issues - I wonder if the Hawks Dad who bragged about the 68-2 record is the same one who is angry that opposing teams' parents drive SUV's?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 02:36 PM
Here's the info for tryouts. Feel free to come and talk to the parents and coaches.

August 15, Saturday 2:00-4:00 pm

August 16, Sunday, 11:30-1:30 pm

Annapolis HS Turf III


https://www.annapolishawks.com/hawks-tryout-registration3
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 02:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Nice try Hawks Dad. News flash, the Hawks opponents have talented players who work their butts off too. If a team is on age and works extra hard, that would explain maybe a 70-80% winning percentage against elite competition, but not 100%, and not with 5-10 goal margins in every single game.

In all seriousness, why doesn't this group play, at least occasionally, in 2025 tournaments and get competitive games week to week. Is the 68-2 record really helping the boys get better, or is it helping Hawks dads cope with their own issues - I wonder if the Hawks Dad who bragged about the 68-2 record is the same one who is angry that opposing teams' parents drive SUV's?

You better start hiding your wife on the sidelines. Those boy will be coming to take her next!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 05:37 PM
The oldest kid on the Hawks will turn 14 in the summer of 2021 when he is going into 8th grade. Get a grip people!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 07:17 PM
I used to play a lot of golf, and in every golf club there are a small number of guys who win their tournament brackets 100% of the time, usually by a lot. Trust me, nobody marvels at their skill and hard work. There is a term to describe them, and it is not a compliment.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 10:16 PM
Ok, I got it. Based upon everyone’s unhappiness with one team doing so well HOCO should organize a restructure draft for 2026 Hawks team. The team with the worst record selects a Hawk of their choice, next worst goes second etc until the entire team is distributed to all the other teams in HOCO. That way every team will have a chance to compete for the next year or two. When one of these teams becomes dominate the process can be repeated to break that team up. This way every kid gets a trophy and every parent can have the comfort that their son’s team is no longer disadvantaged. We can call it Des Kapital Lax. 😜
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/05/20 10:46 PM
Or the Hawks could play in 2025 where they belong.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 02:37 AM
Seriously, get over your Hawks animonsity. I am not a Hawks parent, and I am sick of it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 02:51 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Or the Hawks could play in 2025 where they belong.


4 is the number of holdbacks

would you like their jersey numbers because its funny because those kids arent who you think

The best part is they arent the studs
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 10:26 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Or the Hawks could play in 2025 where they belong.


4 is the number of holdbacks

would you like their jersey numbers because its funny because those kids arent who you think

The best part is they arent the studs

Not a Hawks hatter just trying to figure out how many holdbacks you have. So thank you for sharing. Please, in the future, when you boast about your amazing record please also add that 20% of your team is holdbacks and at any point during the game close to half of the hawks players on the field should be playing 2025. Thank you.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 11:30 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Seriously, get over your Hawks animonsity. I am not a Hawks parent, and I am sick of it.

LOL, me too. SOOOO Sick of it. Almost making me side with and root for them to whoop the whiner's teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 11:59 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Or the Hawks could play in 2025 where they belong.


4 is the number of holdbacks

would you like their jersey numbers because its funny because those kids arent who you think

The best part is they arent the studs

Not a Hawks hatter just trying to figure out how many holdbacks you have. So thank you for sharing. Please, in the future, when you boast about your amazing record please also add that 20% of your team is holdbacks and at any point during the game close to half of the hawks players on the field should be playing 2025. Thank you.

My son plays for a team that plays in HOCO elite. They also have 4 hold backs that I know of. It is our 1st year with them, so there could be more that I don't know of. I am guessing that the complainers also have kids that play with hold backs, and they probably know that. I would bet money that every 2026 HOCO elite team has hold backs.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 02:06 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Seriously, get over your Hawks animonsity. I am not a Hawks parent, and I am sick of it.

LOL, me too. SOOOO Sick of it. Almost making me side with and root for them to whoop the whiner's teams.
Exactly.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 02:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Or the Hawks could play in 2025 where they belong.


4 is the number of holdbacks

would you like their jersey numbers because its funny because those kids arent who you think

The best part is they arent the studs

Not a Hawks hatter just trying to figure out how many holdbacks you have. So thank you for sharing. Please, in the future, when you boast about your amazing record please also add that 20% of your team is holdbacks and at any point during the game close to half of the hawks players on the field should be playing 2025. Thank you.

My son plays for a team that plays in HOCO elite. They also have 4 hold backs that I know of. It is our 1st year with them, so there could be more that I don't know of. I am guessing that the complainers also have kids that play with hold backs, and they probably know that. I would bet money that every 2026 HOCO elite team has hold backs.
New here?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 02:09 PM
Well the True Annapolis didn't work. Half the kids are now trying out for Hawks! 🤷‍♂️
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 02:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Well the True Annapolis didn't work. Half the kids are now trying out for Hawks! 🤷‍♂️

Fill me in, what happened? I thought Annapolis was supposed to be their big thing.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 03:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Or the Hawks could play in 2025 where they belong.


4 is the number of holdbacks

would you like their jersey numbers because its funny because those kids arent who you think

The best part is they arent the studs

Not a Hawks hatter just trying to figure out how many holdbacks you have. So thank you for sharing. Please, in the future, when you boast about your amazing record please also add that 20% of your team is holdbacks and at any point during the game close to half of the hawks players on the field should be playing 2025. Thank you.

My son plays for a team that plays in HOCO elite. They also have 4 hold backs that I know of. It is our 1st year with them, so there could be more that I don't know of. I am guessing that the complainers also have kids that play with hold backs, and they probably know that. I would bet money that every 2026 HOCO elite team has hold backs.
New here?

Yes, looks like the first year Hawks dad is confirming their hold back advantage.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 03:29 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Well the True Annapolis didn't work. Half the kids are now trying out for Hawks! 🤷‍♂️

What happened?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 03:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Or the Hawks could play in 2025 where they belong.


4 is the number of holdbacks

would you like their jersey numbers because its funny because those kids arent who you think

The best part is they arent the studs

Not a Hawks hatter just trying to figure out how many holdbacks you have. So thank you for sharing. Please, in the future, when you boast about your amazing record please also add that 20% of your team is holdbacks and at any point during the game close to half of the hawks players on the field should be playing 2025. Thank you.

My son plays for a team that plays in HOCO elite. They also have 4 hold backs that I know of. It is our 1st year with them, so there could be more that I don't know of. I am guessing that the complainers also have kids that play with hold backs, and they probably know that. I would bet money that every 2026 HOCO elite team has hold backs.
New here?

Yes, looks like the first year Hawks dad is confirming their hold back advantage.

Uh, no. I am not a Hawks dad. And if you have a son that plays for an Elite team and you do not think he has hold back teammates, you are kidding yourself.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 04:12 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Well the True Annapolis didn't work. Half the kids are now trying out for Hawks! 🤷‍♂️

What happened?
I saw True Annapolis play and only remember one kid who'd have a shot at making the Hawks and maybe one other as an athletic developmental player. Not sure why half would tryout.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 04:54 PM
True pumps their players with how great they are, maybe they believe it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 05:36 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Well the True Annapolis didn't work. Half the kids are now trying out for Hawks! 🤷‍♂️

What happened?
I saw True Annapolis play and only remember one kid who'd have a shot at making the Hawks and maybe one other as an athletic developmental player. Not sure why half would tryout.

Outside of the goalie for True, no one on that team is making the Hawks. They're AA players at best. If the ball hunters get tired of sitting on the bench and decide to leave then a couple spots could open up.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 07:44 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Well the True Annapolis didn't work. Half the kids are now trying out for Hawks! 🤷‍♂️

What happened?
I saw True Annapolis play and only remember one kid who'd have a shot at making the Hawks and maybe one other as an athletic developmental player. Not sure why half would tryout.

Outside of the goalie for True, no one on that team is making the Hawks. They're AA players at best. If the ball hunters get tired of sitting on the bench and decide to leave then a couple spots could open up.
I am glad you are proud of your son, True goalie dad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/06/20 10:16 PM
That goalie in question...already played for Hawks
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 12:45 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Well the True Annapolis didn't work. Half the kids are now trying out for Hawks! 🤷‍♂️

What happened?
I saw True Annapolis play and only remember one kid who'd have a shot at making the Hawks and maybe one other as an athletic developmental player. Not sure why half would tryout.

Outside of the goalie for True, no one on that team is making the Hawks. They're AA players at best. If the ball hunters get tired of sitting on the bench and decide to leave then a couple spots could open up.

I believe he already played there and left for greener pastures and is bouncing around looking for the next big thing. Hawks is set at goalie
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 01:06 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Well the True Annapolis didn't work. Half the kids are now trying out for Hawks! 🤷‍♂️

What happened?
I saw True Annapolis play and only remember one kid who'd have a shot at making the Hawks and maybe one other as an athletic developmental player. Not sure why half would tryout.

Outside of the goalie for True, no one on that team is making the Hawks. They're AA players at best. If the ball hunters get tired of sitting on the bench and decide to leave then a couple spots could open up.

Look who is here, the goalie's Dad, Hi There
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 02:32 AM
I feel bad for the kids, but I have to admit I witnessed the parents in the fall, and they are a nasty bunch. They have the same rudeness toward opposing teams as Hawks families, but their team didn't have the talent (or holdbacks) of the Hawks.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 05:35 AM
FCA...Fake Christian aHoles. What a crock of dung.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 08:54 AM
With limited tryouts this year; I believe only Hawks, FCA and crabs had tryouts at the elite level; are teams just running with the same kids next year? I am assuming not much movement until next summer unless your kid plays for a collapsing True Team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 10:53 AM
You all need to just stop hating on clubs. Put all of that energy into loving the club your kid plays for. Holdbacks are the norm in lacrosse. They aren’t going away. If you don’t like it, don’t play. My kid is on age. He’s a goalie. He gets shot on by these holdbacks. He doesn’t cry about it. FFS you shouldn’t either.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 01:20 PM
Looneys is loading up! Coming for the Hawks!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 03:05 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looneys is loading up! Coming for the Hawks!

Cool story bro!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 03:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
FCA...Fake Christian aHoles. What a crock of dung.

I guess your son didn’t make the team? Hang in there just support your son and tell him to keep grinding!! Good luck.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 03:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looneys is loading up! Coming for the Hawks!

Looneys??? They’re the laughing stock of the HOCO league. They’ll be lucky to win a game next year!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 03:59 PM
Doesnt Looneys have the kid who should be in high school in goal
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 04:23 PM
Any team mergers or coaching changes happening?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 04:48 PM
Holdbacks are just legalized and organized cheating. Soccer is calendar year. that is how it should be for lacrosse.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 05:16 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Holdbacks are just legalized and organized cheating. Soccer is calendar year. that is how it should be for lacrosse.

Look lady, there is a 2026 girls forum you can go discuss all the soccer you want and plenty of youth teams for her to play on.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 05:17 PM
I think there has been a lot of consolidation at the mid-levels. Lots of club buyout and other strange things.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 05:29 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Holdbacks are just legalized and organized cheating. Soccer is calendar year. that is how it should be for lacrosse.
Holding back a kid at this age or later is criminal (but if you are a top player, there's no holding you back in 6th/7th grade unless parents are lunatics). If a kid wasn't ready for K or 1st at the time that is a totally different story.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 05:53 PM
haha nope.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 05:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Holdbacks are just legalized and organized cheating. Soccer is calendar year. that is how it should be for lacrosse.

Regardless of how you feel about holdbacks, the fact that you admit they are “legal” negates your statement that it is cheating.

Cheating is defined as “to violate rules dishonestly”

The rules clearly allow holdbacks, doesn’t mean you have to like it, but it’s not cheating under the current system.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 06:04 PM
Looks like 91 Maryland is really challenging themselves in their own tournament by scheduling TRW Lacrosse and Freedom. Conveniently avoiding Madlax and Looney's until any playoff. That pretty much tells you all you need to know about that club and team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 06:35 PM
I must have struck a nerve. Careful...don't take too many of those EnhancerX pills. They make you grumpy.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 07:34 PM
I think Looneys just picked up one of those excellent defenders from FCA, among a couple others. Don’t count them out yet.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 08:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looks like 91 Maryland is really challenging themselves in their own tournament by scheduling TRW Lacrosse and Freedom. Conveniently avoiding Madlax and Looney's until any playoff. That pretty much tells you all you need to know about that club and team.

Before the Hawks dropped out, the Hawks, Madlax and Bethesda were all in the other division.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 08:23 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I think Looneys just picked up one of those excellent defenders from FCA, among a couple others. Don’t count them out yet.

Fake News........that defense is ridiculous and the only thing keeping that team from having a chance to win games 3-2 or 4-3. Hopefully FCA will get the offense together and be a Force next spring! How many holdbacks are coming to crabs and hawks next year?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 08:27 PM
Yes. Watch out for looneys!! Picked up several forest hill rec kids and a Hereford rec kid
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 08:38 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looks like 91 Maryland is really challenging themselves in their own tournament by scheduling TRW Lacrosse and Freedom. Conveniently avoiding Madlax and Looney's until any playoff. That pretty much tells you all you need to know about that club and team.

Before the Hawks dropped out, the Hawks, Madlax and Bethesda were all in the other division.

Now it is down to 5 total teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 08:44 PM
Which defender.
If true, big loss for FCA.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 10:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Yes. Watch out for looneys!! Picked up several forest hill rec kids and a Hereford rec kid

And where did your son(s) play before joining a club team? I love how these parents and COACHES will bash other clubs for bringing in talented kids from rec programs in order to make their clubs look superior. My guess is these kids will work just as hard if not harder to prove they can play at this level. Nice job Looneys!!! I believe those rec kids ran the table at Platinum Cup and and beat FCA and Madlax on way.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 10:37 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looks like 91 Maryland is really challenging themselves in their own tournament by scheduling TRW Lacrosse and Freedom. Conveniently avoiding Madlax and Looney's until any playoff. That pretty much tells you all you need to know about that club and team.

Before the Hawks dropped out, the Hawks, Madlax and Bethesda were all in the other division.

Now it is down to 5 total teams.

Tournament fell apart quickly didn’t it???
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 10:44 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Which defender.
If true, big loss for FCA.
My son plays attack and has said #2 on FCA is by far the best defender he has ever faced including one really good one on his team that he sees in practice twice a week. I'll save the comments...#2 is not my kid, nor does my kid play on FCA. Other than that player none of the FCA defenders are legit though...the rest are avg at best.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 11:27 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Which defender.
If true, big loss for FCA.
My son plays attack and has said #2 on FCA is by far the best defender he has ever faced including one really good one on his team that he sees in practice twice a week. I'll save the comments...#2 is not my kid, nor does my kid play on FCA. Other than that player none of the FCA defenders are legit though...the rest are avg at best.

Anytime someone has to say “so and so” is not my kid or “not a FCA parent” or “Hawks parent” etc; they’re generally that parent or affiliated with the club. So nice try “dad” or “coach” to legitimize your son or team. One thing I’m learning; I wouldn’t want my kid to play for FCA; how much drama has followed them this summer? Is that a reflection of their religious beliefs or just poor coaching?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/07/20 11:38 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Which defender.
If true, big loss for FCA.
My son plays attack and has said #2 on FCA is by far the best defender he has ever faced including one really good one on his team that he sees in practice twice a week. I'll save the comments...#2 is not my kid, nor does my kid play on FCA. Other than that player none of the FCA defenders are legit though...the rest are avg at best.

So dad did your son go to Looneys or is this just a rumor? Pathetic post and transparent to say the least.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 12:03 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Holdbacks are just legalized and organized cheating. Soccer is calendar year. that is how it should be for lacrosse.

Look lady, there is a 2026 girls forum you can go discuss all the soccer you want and plenty of youth teams for her to play on.

Well spoken from a Tough guy who plays his son down against smaller and younger players in youth sports,,You go dada
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 12:10 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Holdbacks are just legalized and organized cheating. Soccer is calendar year. that is how it should be for lacrosse.
Holding back a kid at this age or later is criminal (but if you are a top player, there's no holding you back in 6th/7th grade unless parents are lunatics). If a kid wasn't ready for K or 1st at the time that is a totally different story.

Happens all the time at 8th grade, MIAA has several top players that were just for lacrosse, Many are smart and do a prefirst in MIAA even if kid doesnt need it, MIAA parents know the drill, your boy will be at a disadvantage without being held back , most of reclass are joining MIAA late or made a mistake without prefirst.

No ,matter, you can hold him back in kindergarten ( prefirst) or any grade, no one cares,,,,but that shouldnt give you a right to play against younger players prior to high school.. there you can get your advantage
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 12:13 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Which defender.
If true, big loss for FCA.
My son plays attack and has said #2 on FCA is by far the best defender he has ever faced including one really good one on his team that he sees in practice twice a week. I'll save the comments...#2 is not my kid, nor does my kid play on FCA. Other than that player none of the FCA defenders are legit though...the rest are avg at best.

Plenty of time to hold them back this year or next, Then they will be legit
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 12:57 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Which defender.
If true, big loss for FCA.
My son plays attack and has said #2 on FCA is by far the best defender he has ever faced including one really good one on his team that he sees in practice twice a week. I'll save the comments...#2 is not my kid, nor does my kid play on FCA. Other than that player none of the FCA defenders are legit though...the rest are avg at best.

Sounds like a bitter FCA post with a little too much detail from someone not on the team. My guess is Looneys is very happy with whoever came over to help out their goalie who is the best at the 2026 level. FCA vs Looney’s should be fun to watch next year. Over-Under on FCA sideline brawls - 2.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 01:02 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Yes. Watch out for looneys!! Picked up several forest hill rec kids and a Hereford rec kid

And where did your son(s) play before joining a club team? I love how these parents and COACHES will bash other clubs for bringing in talented kids from rec programs in order to make their clubs look superior. My guess is these kids will work just as hard if not harder to prove they can play at this level. Nice job Looneys!!! I believe those rec kids ran the table at Platinum Cup and and beat FCA and Madlax on way.
true story...Looney's ran through FCA (the nation's best defense look beatable) and Madlax last weekend, any rebuttal?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 01:46 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Which defender.
If true, big loss for FCA.
My son plays attack and has said #2 on FCA is by far the best defender he has ever faced including one really good one on his team that he sees in practice twice a week. I'll save the comments...#2 is not my kid, nor does my kid play on FCA. Other than that player none of the FCA defenders are legit though...the rest are avg at best.

So dad did your son go to Looneys or is this just a rumor? Pathetic post and transparent to say the least.
Why would a starter for FCA leave for a lesser club like Looneys? Also FCA has one good player on offensive who barely plays as the coach is an stunad and a lunatic, avg at best middies and a strong defense...not sure all the people crying otherwise.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 01:51 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Yes. Watch out for looneys!! Picked up several forest hill rec kids and a Hereford rec kid

The fact that you know exactly where they came from shows you felt the need to pay attention.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 02:17 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looks like 91 Maryland is really challenging themselves in their own tournament by scheduling TRW Lacrosse and Freedom. Conveniently avoiding Madlax and Looney's until any playoff. That pretty much tells you all you need to know about that club and team.

Before the Hawks dropped out, the Hawks, Madlax and Bethesda were all in the other division.

Now it is down to 5 total teams.

Tournament fell apart quickly didn’t it???

Why did the Hawks drop out of the tournament?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 03:04 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Yes. Watch out for looneys!! Picked up several forest hill rec kids and a Hereford rec kid

And where did your son(s) play before joining a club team? I love how these parents and COACHES will bash other clubs for bringing in talented kids from rec programs in order to make their clubs look superior. My guess is these kids will work just as hard if not harder to prove they can play at this level. Nice job Looneys!!! I believe those rec kids ran the table at Platinum Cup and and beat FCA and Madlax on way.
true story...Looney's ran through FCA (the nation's best defense look beatable) and Madlax last weekend, any rebuttal?
Lol. The nation's best D
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 08:18 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Looks like 91 Maryland is really challenging themselves in their own tournament by scheduling TRW Lacrosse and Freedom. Conveniently avoiding Madlax and Looney's until any playoff. That pretty much tells you all you need to know about that club and team.

Before the Hawks dropped out, the Hawks, Madlax and Bethesda were all in the other division.

Now it is down to 5 total teams.

Tournament fell apart quickly didn’t it???

Why did the Hawks drop out of the tournament?

Have you seen the competition and it’s a Millon tournament; need I say more. Lol
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 08:52 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Which defender.
If true, big loss for FCA.
My son plays attack and has said #2 on FCA is by far the best defender he has ever faced including one really good one on his team that he sees in practice twice a week. I'll save the comments...#2 is not my kid, nor does my kid play on FCA. Other than that player none of the FCA defenders are legit though...the rest are avg at best.

So dad did your son go to Looneys or is this just a rumor? Pathetic post and transparent to say the least.
Why would a starter for FCA leave for a lesser club like Looneys? Also FCA has one good player on offensive who barely plays as the coach is an stunad and a lunatic, avg at best middies and a strong defense...not sure all the people crying otherwise.

You may have answered your own question in your rant lol.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 03:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
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Looks like 91 Maryland is really challenging themselves in their own tournament by scheduling TRW Lacrosse and Freedom. Conveniently avoiding Madlax and Looney's until any playoff. That pretty much tells you all you need to know about that club and team.

Before the Hawks dropped out, the Hawks, Madlax and Bethesda were all in the other division.

Now it is down to 5 total teams.

Tournament fell apart quickly didn’t it???

Why did the Hawks drop out of the tournament?

Have you seen the competition and it’s a Millon tournament; need I say more. Lol

That is why playing for the Hawks is terrible, you are too good and all of your games are blow outs. Teams stop playing hard when they are down 8-10 goals. Nobody wants to play in game that are so one sided. Waste of time. Good luck finding any good games.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 03:52 PM
91 dads are hilarious on the sidelines today. Total d bags
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 05:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 dads are hilarious on the sidelines today. Total d bags
Shocker!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 06:09 PM
91 dominates early round and advance to finals. Where’s all the garbage talk now?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 07:00 PM
Doesn’t look like the defender is helping Loonies today?

Talking about coming after Hawks and you get smoked by madlax 2games in a row?

Stick to making wings.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 07:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 dominates early round and advance to finals. Where’s all the garbage talk now?

Seriously Dad? They played Freedom and needed OT to win and the worst team in the tournament TRW lacrosse. Let’s see how they do against Madlax Nationals who needed OT to beat Looney’s after being down 3-0.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 07:51 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Doesn’t look like the defender is helping Loonies today?

Talking about coming after Hawks and you get smoked by madlax 2games in a row?

Stick to making wings.

Defender isn’t on our roster yet and we lost both games in OT to their National Team. See you in the Spring.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 07:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 dominates early round and advance to finals. Where’s all the garbage talk now?

Madlax 7-3......only team 91 played all day and got blown out.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 07:53 PM
91 most have tired from the elite level competition they had in the first two games.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 08:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 dominates early round and advance to finals. Where’s all the garbage talk now?

Madlax 7-3......only team 91 played all day and got blown out.

Must have been WINDY!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 08:16 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Yes. Watch out for looneys!! Picked up several forest hill rec kids and a Hereford rec kid

And where did your son(s) play before joining a club team? I love how these parents and COACHES will bash other clubs for bringing in talented kids from rec programs in order to make their clubs look superior. My guess is these kids will work just as hard if not harder to prove they can play at this level. Nice job Looneys!!! I believe those rec kids ran the table at Platinum Cup and and beat FCA and Madlax on way.
true story...Looney's ran through FCA (the nation's best defense look beatable) and Madlax last weekend, any rebuttal?

My son is on a team that played Looney's, FCA and MadLax at Platinum Cup. And for that tournament at least, Looney's was definitely a step above FCA and MadLax. FWIW
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 08:28 PM
Austin was too busy coaching all the other teams to help this disaster of a team. 1 player on the team who carries them.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 08:53 PM
Madlax national?

There is nothing national about that team.

Just a mix of the dc capital and dmv teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 10:00 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Austin was too busy coaching all the other teams to help this disaster of a team. 1 player on the team who carries them.

Sounds like a well run organization by MM
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/08/20 10:29 PM
If you want to be elite join Millon at 91. Just be sure you pay for all his clinics, camps, etc. But hurry up!! Space is limited and spots are filling fast!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 12:05 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Doesn’t look like the defender is helping Loonies today?

Talking about coming after Hawks and you get smoked by madlax 2games in a row?

Stick to making wings.

Defender isn’t on our roster yet and we lost both games in OT to their National Team. See you in the Spring.

He was there! Stop it. 🤣🤣
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 12:43 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Doesn’t look like the defender is helping Loonies today?

Talking about coming after Hawks and you get smoked by madlax 2games in a row?

Stick to making wings.

Defender isn’t on our roster yet and we lost both games in OT to their National Team. See you in the Spring.

He was there! Stop it. 🤣🤣

🤣🤣 nope not until Fall and our defense played extremely well today. Nice job Looneys; continuing to get better!! 💪🏻💪🏻
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 12:45 AM
FCA and 91 are dumpster fires right now. Wow the mighty have fallen and fast. Go Hawks!!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 01:31 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Yes. Watch out for looneys!! Picked up several forest hill rec kids and a Hereford rec kid

And where did your son(s) play before joining a club team? I love how these parents and COACHES will bash other clubs for bringing in talented kids from rec programs in order to make their clubs look superior. My guess is these kids will work just as hard if not harder to prove they can play at this level. Nice job Looneys!!! I believe those rec kids ran the table at Platinum Cup and and beat FCA and Madlax on way.
true story...Looney's ran through FCA (the nation's best defense look beatable) and Madlax last weekend, any rebuttal?

My son is on a team that played Looney's, FCA and MadLax at Platinum Cup. And for that tournament at least, Looney's was definitely a step above FCA and MadLax. FWIW
WCS is the only team that played all 3 at Platinum Cup...good try, Looneys Dad. Madlax was the best of those 3 coming from a dad whose son played 2 of the 3.

Love,
Madlax Dad (not really, but I know that'll be the assumption)
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 02:56 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If you want to be elite join Millon at 91. Just be sure you pay for all his clinics, camps, etc. But hurry up!! Space is limited and spots are filling fast!!!

And sign a paper agreeing to funnel all the offense thru the chosen one
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 09:28 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
FCA and 91 are dumpster fires right now. Wow the mighty have fallen and fast. Go Hawks!!!!!

Coaching and parents inevitably destroy teams unfortunately.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 11:04 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
FCA and 91 are dumpster fires right now. Wow the mighty have fallen and fast. Go Hawks!!!!!

Coaching and parents inevitably destroy teams unfortunately.
And sometimes players, unfortunately.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 12:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
FCA and 91 are dumpster fires right now. Wow the mighty have fallen and fast. Go Hawks!!!!!

Coaching and parents inevitably destroy teams unfortunately.

Go Hawks if you want to play one-sided uninspired games.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 02:05 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
FCA and 91 are dumpster fires right now. Wow the mighty have fallen and fast. Go Hawks!!!!!

Coaching and parents inevitably destroy teams unfortunately.
And sometimes players, unfortunately.

If players are destroying teams that again comes down to coaching and parenting. Kids need to be held accountable both on and off the field.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 02:12 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
FCA and 91 are dumpster fires right now. Wow the mighty have fallen and fast. Go Hawks!!!!!

Coaching and parents inevitably destroy teams unfortunately.
And sometimes players, unfortunately.

If players are destroying teams that again comes down to coaching and parenting. Kids need to be held accountable both on and off the field.
I will rephrase, coaches and parents are destroying players.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 02:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Yes. Watch out for looneys!! Picked up several forest hill rec kids and a Hereford rec kid

And where did your son(s) play before joining a club team? I love how these parents and COACHES will bash other clubs for bringing in talented kids from rec programs in order to make their clubs look superior. My guess is these kids will work just as hard if not harder to prove they can play at this level. Nice job Looneys!!! I believe those rec kids ran the table at Platinum Cup and and beat FCA and Madlax on way.
true story...Looney's ran through FCA (the nation's best defense look beatable) and Madlax last weekend, any rebuttal?

My son is on a team that played Looney's, FCA and MadLax at Platinum Cup. And for that tournament at least, Looney's was definitely a step above FCA and MadLax. FWIW
WCS is the only team that played all 3 at Platinum Cup...good try, Looneys Dad. Madlax was the best of those 3 coming from a dad whose son played 2 of the 3.

Love,
Madlax Dad (not really, but I know that'll be the assumption)


My son plays for WCS. MadLax and Looney's I thought were comparable squads. But for that event, I thought Looney's had the edge. On another day, it could certainly be different. Its also possible that WCS played better against MadLax which is impacting my judgment. I have no axe to grind. We lost to both teams and beat FCA. We had a more competitive game with MadLax than with Looney's. But both were certainly good teams and teams that were very close in overall ability.

It was a good experience for a bunch of California kids to play some good teams from Maryland and we appreciated the opportunity. We also played BLC in November and played VLC and Crabs at Young Guns. We look forward to playing against all of these squads in the future. No axe to grind...all good teams with some very talented players. Maybe we will see some of you in the Fall at Gold Cup in Delaware? I am sure all of those teams will continue to improve either through player development of player acquisition and WCS will attempt to do the same (with no team practices, the player development.

At some point maybe I will give an "outsiders" ranking of the best teams we have played from the Maryland area. We have not played the Hawks, but I am sure they would beat us soundly.

Yes...a WCS dad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 07:45 PM
So True 26 was falling apart, Bay Raiders is falling apart. Another team Mesa is coming around. Haven’t people realized youth lacrosse is a big money grab. Many of these programs are nothing more the rec ball teams
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 09:34 PM
Hey WCS Dad, thanks for the detailed post without the attitude sometimes displayed on this forum. I chatted with your coach in the parking lot before my son’s team played you guys and he seemed like a class act.
While it’s fresh in your mind, how about an impartial ranking of the six teams mentioned in your post?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 10:30 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hey WCS Dad, thanks for the detailed post without the attitude sometimes displayed on this forum. I chatted with your coach in the parking lot before my son’s team played you guys and he seemed like a class act.
While it’s fresh in your mind, how about an impartial ranking of the six teams mentioned in your post?

I will do my best. I have no skin in this MD lacrosse game, so just my honest opinion based only on the games these teams played against WCS. I have not gone back to check scores from other tournaments, etc. So this is based only only the direct match ups I watched myself. And this is only teams WCS has played. We have tremendous respect for all of the East Coast teams we have the privilege to play, so this ranking is not intended to denigrate any team or program as everyone we have played has talent, skill and kids who play hard. And all of these teams listed could come to CA and beat most of our local club teams. Just one person's opinion based on a very limited data set.

1a. Bethesda Lacrosse Club
1b. Virginia Lacrosse Club

I think those teams are the most complete teams, dont make many mistakes and are just very solid. Bethesda in particular....everytime we made a mistake, they made us pay. VLC has a better goalie than Bethesda which makes a difference

3a. Looney's
3b. MadLax Capital

Very solid, well rounded teams. Looney's has a great goalie and defense which held us to only 2 goals.

5. FCA MD--Good, solid team. Offensively challenged, but a good squad

6a Crabs
6b True Annapolis

Both of these teams are lead by very strong play from specialists. Face Off for Crabs and Goalie for True. I think Crabs is the superior team overall, but that True goalie was AMAZING the day we played. He had 12 saves and 3 goals allowed.

8. Next Level--Solid team, not aggressive offensively. Seemed content to hold the ball and shorten the game. But definitely some talented kids and a good squad.
9. Breakers--Just not enough fire power to compete with the teams above on this list. Definitely some talented kids, but just not enough
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/09/20 11:20 PM
You went through all this just to put your kids stats up. Be better!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 12:31 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You went through all this just to put your kids stats up. Be better!

True Goalie is overrated and has yet to play for a club more than a year. If he tried out for any of the top clubs at 2026 he would be cut.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 12:59 AM
what are you talking about - I don't see any personal stats of any WCS player in those posts?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 01:18 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You went through all this just to put your kids stats up. Be better!

True Goalie is overrated and has yet to play for a club more than a year. If he tried out for any of the top clubs at 2026 he would be cut.

Aggressive
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 01:21 AM
Thanks WCS dad for your assessment.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 01:34 AM
this is getting embarrassing, please only talk about top 20 national ranked teams and if not ranked no one cares
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 01:42 AM
Based upon the wvs dad assessment Hawks would be numero uno as they beat his top ranked teams VLC and Bethesda 3 times last week by a total score diff of 26 to 7. Seem logical?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 01:45 AM
Did anyone see looneys at the millon event this weekend. They were very impressive and were a class act
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 01:53 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You went through all this just to put your kids stats up. Be better!

True Goalie is overrated and has yet to play for a club more than a year. If he tried out for any of the top clubs at 2026 he would be cut.

Its OK Hawks goalie dad. Don't stress to much that your goalie stinks and Hawks settled to fill a spot. Just have him work harder.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:01 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Based upon the wvs dad assessment Hawks would be numero uno as they beat his top ranked teams VLC and Bethesda 3 times last week by a total score diff of 26 to 7. Seem logical?

Thanks Hawks dad. You should be very proud.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:03 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
So True 26 was falling apart, Bay Raiders is falling apart. Another team Mesa is coming around. Haven’t people realized youth lacrosse is a big money grab. Many of these programs are nothing more the rec ball teams

True Annapolis and Bay Raiders have merged
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:14 AM
If Mesa is not the same as the Anne Arundel Green Hornets why are they running their tryouts the same place/ same time? Are Anne Arundel tax payers subsidizing a for-profit company to use Green Hornet's acceditation for cheap fields? The coach founder from Mesa also works on the Sev Park school lacrosse team, a public school, where the mesa tryouts are. That smells. If they're not paying full rate for those fields like Hawks and True does they should be.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:15 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You went through all this just to put your kids stats up. Be better!

True Goalie is overrated and has yet to play for a club more than a year. If he tried out for any of the top clubs at 2026 he would be cut.

Its OK Hawks goalie dad. Don't stress to much that your goalie stinks and Hawks settled to fill a spot. Just have him work harder.


There 2 and they lost 2 games in two years. I think Missile lost 2 games at Summer Exposure in one tournament
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:17 AM
What was so impressive about looneys? They went 2-2
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:26 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You went through all this just to put your kids stats up. Be better!

True Goalie is overrated and has yet to play for a club more than a year. If he tried out for any of the top clubs at 2026 he would be cut.

Hawks goalie Dad is here. Hi There !
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:28 AM
Vegas line for True goalie leaving and going to a 5th team in 4 years.......$-180.....send bets!!! Like to see the action on this one!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:37 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You went through all this just to put your kids stats up. Be better!

True Goalie is overrated and has yet to play for a club more than a year. If he tried out for any of the top clubs at 2026 he would be cut.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You went through all this just to put your kids stats up. Be better!

True Goalie is overrated and has yet to play for a club more than a year. If he tried out for any of the top clubs at 2026 he would be cut.

What is wrong with you? Don’t you know that the boys already know about this forum?

That they read what you all post?

What kind of pathetic person are you singling out an individual boy?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:49 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You went through all this just to put your kids stats up. Be better!

True Goalie is overrated and has yet to play for a club more than a year. If he tried out for any of the top clubs at 2026 he would be cut.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You went through all this just to put your kids stats up. Be better!

True Goalie is overrated and has yet to play for a club more than a year. If he tried out for any of the top clubs at 2026 he would be cut.

What is wrong with you? Don’t you know that the boys already know about this forum?

That they read what you all post?

What kind of pathetic person are you singling out an individual boy?

Hawks dads/ coaches...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 03:09 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
So True 26 was falling apart, Bay Raiders is falling apart. Another team Mesa is coming around. Haven’t people realized youth lacrosse is a big money grab. Many of these programs are nothing more the rec ball teams

True Annapolis and Bay Raiders have merged
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
So True 26 was falling apart, Bay Raiders is falling apart. Another team Mesa is coming around. Haven’t people realized youth lacrosse is a big money grab. Many of these programs are nothing more the rec ball teams

True Annapolis and Bay Raiders have merged
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
So True 26 was falling apart, Bay Raiders is falling apart. Another team Mesa is coming around. Haven’t people realized youth lacrosse is a big money grab. Many of these programs are nothing more the rec ball teams

True Annapolis and Bay Raiders have merged

B level team + B level team = B level team 😂
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 03:17 AM
If Mesa is not the same as the Anne Arundel Green Hornets why are they running their tryouts the same place/ same time? Are Anne Arundel tax payers subsidizing a for-profit company to use Green Hornet's acceditation for cheap fields? The coach founder from Mesa also works on the Sev Park school lacrosse team, a public school, where the mesa tryouts are. That smells. If they're not paying full rate for those fields like Hawks and True does they should be.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 03:39 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Based upon the wvs dad assessment Hawks would be numero uno as they beat his top ranked teams VLC and Bethesda 3 times last week by a total score diff of 26 to 7. Seem logical?

Thanks Hawks dad. You should be very proud.

WCS dad didn’t rate Hawks because he didn’t play them. It was a ranking of his experience from the past several trips. Problem is the Hawks are too good for themselves to play teams beneath them.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 09:59 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Vegas line for True goalie leaving and going to a 5th team in 4 years.......$-180.....send bets!!! Like to see the action on this one!!!

It’s ridiculous how much this kid/lax dad jump around. It’s desperation to find a team that’s better than what they had at the Hawks. I’m sure every team he left was better for it; I know the hawks greatly improved with their departure. After watching him on True I don’t think he’s elite; he’s a top end AAA at best. Hawks and Looney goalies are head and shoulders above him.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 11:31 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Vegas line for True goalie leaving and going to a 5th team in 4 years.......$-180.....send bets!!! Like to see the action on this one!!!
Talking about a 12yo kid who plays the hardest position on the field. Back the Door_Open_And off.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 12:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Vegas line for True goalie leaving and going to a 5th team in 4 years.......$-180.....send bets!!! Like to see the action on this one!!!

It’s ridiculous how much this kid/lax dad jump around. It’s desperation to find a team that’s better than what they had at the Hawks. I’m sure every team he left was better for it; I know the hawks greatly improved with their departure. After watching him on True I don’t think he’s elite; he’s a top end AAA at best. Hawks and Looney goalies are head and shoulders above him.


I don't know the kid, but it would be nice if we could keep the posts focusing on organizations, games, dads on the sidelines, hold back whining, coaches, and Saltwater moms instead of a specific kid.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 12:25 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Vegas line for True goalie leaving and going to a 5th team in 4 years.......$-180.....send bets!!! Like to see the action on this one!!!

It’s ridiculous how much this kid/lax dad jump around. It’s desperation to find a team that’s better than what they had at the Hawks. I’m sure every team he left was better for it; I know the hawks greatly improved with their departure. After watching him on True I don’t think he’s elite; he’s a top end AAA at best. Hawks and Looney goalies are head and shoulders above him.


Why do you care so much Hawks Dad/Coach?

Please tell us why you keep crossing the line of singling out a kid.

Why don’t you show some courage and tell us all who you are?


pathetic.....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 12:34 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Vegas line for True goalie leaving and going to a 5th team in 4 years.......$-180.....send bets!!! Like to see the action on this one!!!
Talking about a 12yo kid who plays the hardest position on the field. Back the Door_Open_And off.
I don't know the back story here (outside of what's written in this forum), but I don't blame the kid for bouncing around teams, that's all on the parents. It's so tough mentally to be a lax goalie and the last thing you need is a dad that is overly involved which puts more pressure on the kid. You really can't be lax dad if you boy plays in the net. Just be quiet, talk to him post game and enjoy the ride. Even the ones who think the are positive usually yell its not your fault 5 times per game which is the same as saying your defense messed up and that doesn't help you goalie son or the team by indirectly calling out others.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 01:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I don't know the kid, but it would be nice if we could keep the posts focusing on organizations, games, dads on the sidelines, hold back whining, coaches, and Saltwater moms instead of a specific kid.
Haha, I love the inclusion of Saltwater moms as a topic of discussion...they are quite the crew! Lots of love for their boys which I appreciate, but could use some etiquette and lax knowledge courses. We weren't at NXT Cup (looks like no one was), but would have love to have seen/heard them yesterday as they got blown out 10-2.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 01:49 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Vegas line for True goalie leaving and going to a 5th team in 4 years.......$-180.....send bets!!! Like to see the action on this one!!!

It’s ridiculous how much this kid/lax dad jump around. It’s desperation to find a team that’s better than what they had at the Hawks. I’m sure every team he left was better for it; I know the hawks greatly improved with their departure. After watching him on True I don’t think he’s elite; he’s a top end AAA at best. Hawks and Looney goalies are head and shoulders above him.


I don't know the kid, but it would be nice if we could keep the posts focusing on organizations, games, dads on the sidelines, hold back whining, coaches, and Saltwater moms instead of a specific kid.


LOL...yeah what happened to Talking about the saltwater moms?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 01:51 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If Mesa is not the same as the Anne Arundel Green Hornets why are they running their tryouts the same place/ same time? Are Anne Arundel tax payers subsidizing a for-profit company to use Green Hornet's acceditation for cheap fields? The coach founder from Mesa also works on the Sev Park school lacrosse team, a public school, where the mesa tryouts are. That smells. If they're not paying full rate for those fields like Hawks and True does they should be.


I was talking to someone about this last night. It doesn't pass the smell test.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Vegas line for True goalie leaving and going to a 5th team in 4 years.......$-180.....send bets!!! Like to see the action on this one!!!
Talking about a 12yo kid who plays the hardest position on the field. Back the eff off.
I don't know the back story here (outside of what's written in this forum), but I don't blame the kid for bouncing around teams, that's all on the parents. It's so tough mentally to be a lax goalie and the last thing you need is a dad that is overly involved which puts more pressure on the kid. You really can't be lax dad if you boy plays in the net. Just be quiet, talk to him post game and enjoy the ride. Even the ones who think the are positive usually yell its not your fault 5 times per game which is the same as saying your defense messed up and that doesn't help you goalie son or the team by indirectly calling out others.
I agree.
-goalie parent
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Vegas line for True goalie leaving and going to a 5th team in 4 years.......$-180.....send bets!!! Like to see the action on this one!!!
Talking about a 12yo kid who plays the hardest position on the field. Back the Door_Open_And off.
I don't know the back story here (outside of what's written in this forum), but I don't blame the kid for bouncing around teams, that's all on the parents. It's so tough mentally to be a lax goalie and the last thing you need is a dad that is overly involved which puts more pressure on the kid. You really can't be lax dad if you boy plays in the net. Just be quiet, talk to him post game and enjoy the ride. Even the ones who think the are positive usually yell its not your fault 5 times per game which is the same as saying your defense messed up and that doesn't help you goalie son or the team by indirectly calling out others.


True goalie is good. Any team would be happy having him on their team. Toughest position on the field.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Vegas line for True goalie leaving and going to a 5th team in 4 years.......$-180.....send bets!!! Like to see the action on this one!!!
Talking about a 12yo kid who plays the hardest position on the field. Back the Door_Open_And off.
I don't know the back story here (outside of what's written in this forum), but I don't blame the kid for bouncing around teams, that's all on the parents. It's so tough mentally to be a lax goalie and the last thing you need is a dad that is overly involved which puts more pressure on the kid. You really can't be lax dad if you boy plays in the net. Just be quiet, talk to him post game and enjoy the ride. Even the ones who think the are positive usually yell its not your fault 5 times per game which is the same as saying your defense messed up and that doesn't help you goalie son or the team by indirectly calling out others.


True goalie is good. Any team would be happy having him on their team. Toughest position on the field.

Also one of hardest position in all of sports. Not too many lacrosse goalies out there.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If Mesa is not the same as the Anne Arundel Green Hornets why are they running their tryouts the same place/ same time? Are Anne Arundel tax payers subsidizing a for-profit company to use Green Hornet's acceditation for cheap fields? The coach founder from Mesa also works on the Sev Park school lacrosse team, a public school, where the mesa tryouts are. That smells. If they're not paying full rate for those fields like Hawks and True does they should be.


I was talking to someone about this last night. It doesn't pass the smell test.

What is Mesa?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 02:57 PM
Any of you Lacrosse Wizards hearing that HoCo may have a Fall League?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 03:37 PM
Okay, I have no stake in the True vs. Hawks goalie wars. My son has played against both and IMHO they are both extremely good goalies.

I am the poster who was confused as to why the California Dad was accused of slipping his son's stats into the ranking of top east coast teams, from BLC down to Breakers. (which I think are very accurate, by the way)

But now I get it - the post mentioned, for no apparent reason, that the True goalie made 12 saves and gave up 3 goals in a certain game. So, is somebody suggesting that the "California Dad" is actually the True goalie Dad, who ranked nine east coast teams, merely so he could slip in the fact that his own son had 80% save percentage?

That sounds awfully crazy to me, however, it did start me thinking:

(1) why would a California Dad keep stats on the True goalie;
(2) why are one player's stats on one of the weaker teams on the list relevant to the team rankings.
(3) this poster did seem very focused on the goalie landscape; he mentioned that the VLC goalie is better than BLC, for instance, so maybe he is scouting for his next team.

I have observed crazy behavior from True and Hawks Dads on the sidelines, but if this was written by the True goalie Dad, this takes the cake!

And by the way, if any kids are reading this, nobody is criticizing you - just your crazy Dads!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 03:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any of you Lacrosse Wizards hearing that HoCo may have a Fall League?

Have not. Any details?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 03:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any of you Lacrosse Wizards hearing that HoCo may have a Fall League?
Yes
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 04:19 PM
Severna Park Green Hornets Facebook page: Mesa Lacrosse, a nationally recognized youth lacrosse club based in Philadelphia, has expanded its operations to Maryland and is now providing coaching and training for the Severna Park Green Hornets Boys Select lacrosse teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 04:41 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, I have no stake in the True vs. Hawks goalie wars. My son has played against both and IMHO they are both extremely good goalies.

I am the poster who was confused as to why the California Dad was accused of slipping his son's stats into the ranking of top east coast teams, from BLC down to Breakers. (which I think are very accurate, by the way)

But now I get it - the post mentioned, for no apparent reason, that the True goalie made 12 saves and gave up 3 goals in a certain game. So, is somebody suggesting that the "California Dad" is actually the True goalie Dad, who ranked nine east coast teams, merely so he could slip in the fact that his own son had 80% save percentage?

That sounds awfully crazy to me, however, it did start me thinking:

(1) why would a California Dad keep stats on the True goalie;
(2) why are one player's stats on one of the weaker teams on the list relevant to the team rankings.
(3) this poster did seem very focused on the goalie landscape; he mentioned that the VLC goalie is better than BLC, for instance, so maybe he is scouting for his next team.

I have observed crazy behavior from True and Hawks Dads on the sidelines, but if this was written by the True goalie Dad, this takes the cake!

And by the way, if any kids are reading this, nobody is criticizing you - just your crazy Dads!


The person who wrote the team ranking post lived it. The details of the game play could only have been by someone at each game. Save the conspiracy theories.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 04:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Severna Park Green Hornets Facebook page: Mesa Lacrosse, a nationally recognized youth lacrosse club based in Philadelphia, has expanded its operations to Maryland and is now providing coaching and training for the Severna Park Green Hornets Boys Select lacrosse teams.

Strangely a severna park voice article was removed just recently where the mesa coach said he was now running Green Hornets lax.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 04:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, I have no stake in the True vs. Hawks goalie wars. My son has played against both and IMHO they are both extremely good goalies.

I am the poster who was confused as to why the California Dad was accused of slipping his son's stats into the ranking of top east coast teams, from BLC down to Breakers. (which I think are very accurate, by the way)

But now I get it - the post mentioned, for no apparent reason, that the True goalie made 12 saves and gave up 3 goals in a certain game. So, is somebody suggesting that the "California Dad" is actually the True goalie Dad, who ranked nine east coast teams, merely so he could slip in the fact that his own son had 80% save percentage?

That sounds awfully crazy to me, however, it did start me thinking:

(1) why would a California Dad keep stats on the True goalie;
(2) why are one player's stats on one of the weaker teams on the list relevant to the team rankings.
(3) this poster did seem very focused on the goalie landscape; he mentioned that the VLC goalie is better than BLC, for instance, so maybe he is scouting for his next team.

I have observed crazy behavior from True and Hawks Dads on the sidelines, but if this was written by the True goalie Dad, this takes the cake!

And by the way, if any kids are reading this, nobody is criticizing you - just your crazy Dads!


I can assure you I am a WCS dad. I live in California. I commented on the True's goalie stats because WCS completely dominated the game against True, but with the goalie standing on his head, we kept getting turned away. I also commented about the Crabs face off kid, the VLC goalie, etc....kids that played very well the day we matched up with them. I don't know a single kid, parent or coach that plays on any lacrosse club in Maryland. I don't know anything about the politics between and among these clubs either. I have no dog in the fight, I just like lacrosse and am happy my son and the California kids have the opportunity to play against high caliber, East Coast competition. I am just a visitor here on your site. Feel free to ask me any questions about WCS....although I doubt you care much given we are a middle of the pack squad right now....but hopefully getting better!

I find it very odd that someone we accuse me of lying about all of this, but I guess such is that is what happens on this forum. Believe what you want but I am most definitely a WCS dad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 05:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, I have no stake in the True vs. Hawks goalie wars. My son has played against both and IMHO they are both extremely good goalies.

I am the poster who was confused as to why the California Dad was accused of slipping his son's stats into the ranking of top east coast teams, from BLC down to Breakers. (which I think are very accurate, by the way)

But now I get it - the post mentioned, for no apparent reason, that the True goalie made 12 saves and gave up 3 goals in a certain game. So, is somebody suggesting that the "California Dad" is actually the True goalie Dad, who ranked nine east coast teams, merely so he could slip in the fact that his own son had 80% save percentage?

That sounds awfully crazy to me, however, it did start me thinking:

(1) why would a California Dad keep stats on the True goalie;
(2) why are one player's stats on one of the weaker teams on the list relevant to the team rankings.
(3) this poster did seem very focused on the goalie landscape; he mentioned that the VLC goalie is better than BLC, for instance, so maybe he is scouting for his next team.

I have observed crazy behavior from True and Hawks Dads on the sidelines, but if this was written by the True goalie Dad, this takes the cake!

And by the way, if any kids are reading this, nobody is criticizing you - just your crazy Dads!

This post just nailed it!! True Goalie Dad is insane and literally has his kid on the move every year to find the next best thing. That is why if I were a coach I would want nothing to do with this family. Everything wrong with youth sports wrapped up in this guy.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 05:26 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any of you Lacrosse Wizards hearing that HoCo may have a Fall League?
Yes

Hopefully on Sundays
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 05:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, I have no stake in the True vs. Hawks goalie wars. My son has played against both and IMHO they are both extremely good goalies.

I am the poster who was confused as to why the California Dad was accused of slipping his son's stats into the ranking of top east coast teams, from BLC down to Breakers. (which I think are very accurate, by the way)

But now I get it - the post mentioned, for no apparent reason, that the True goalie made 12 saves and gave up 3 goals in a certain game. So, is somebody suggesting that the "California Dad" is actually the True goalie Dad, who ranked nine east coast teams, merely so he could slip in the fact that his own son had 80% save percentage?

That sounds awfully crazy to me, however, it did start me thinking:

(1) why would a California Dad keep stats on the True goalie;
(2) why are one player's stats on one of the weaker teams on the list relevant to the team rankings.
(3) this poster did seem very focused on the goalie landscape; he mentioned that the VLC goalie is better than BLC, for instance, so maybe he is scouting for his next team.

I have observed crazy behavior from True and Hawks Dads on the sidelines, but if this was written by the True goalie Dad, this takes the cake!

And by the way, if any kids are reading this, nobody is criticizing you - just your crazy Dads!

This post just nailed it!! True Goalie Dad is insane and literally has his kid on the move every year to find the next best thing. That is why if I were a coach I would want nothing to do with this family. Everything wrong with youth sports wrapped up in this guy.

I find it comical that you think I am a True Dad and am lying about it. The fact that you cant accept that I am a WCS dad and instead think I would post all this stuff to slip in stuff about my son....that is all that is wrong with youth sports and with this board in particular. But you carry on your fantasies and conspiracy theories. I am happy to prove I am a WCS dad if there is some reasonable way to do it. Only because it will put an end to these ridiculous theories and show how foolish it is to accuse anyone of this.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 06:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, I have no stake in the True vs. Hawks goalie wars. My son has played against both and IMHO they are both extremely good goalies.

I am the poster who was confused as to why the California Dad was accused of slipping his son's stats into the ranking of top east coast teams, from BLC down to Breakers. (which I think are very accurate, by the way)

But now I get it - the post mentioned, for no apparent reason, that the True goalie made 12 saves and gave up 3 goals in a certain game. So, is somebody suggesting that the "California Dad" is actually the True goalie Dad, who ranked nine east coast teams, merely so he could slip in the fact that his own son had 80% save percentage?

That sounds awfully crazy to me, however, it did start me thinking:

(1) why would a California Dad keep stats on the True goalie;
(2) why are one player's stats on one of the weaker teams on the list relevant to the team rankings.
(3) this poster did seem very focused on the goalie landscape; he mentioned that the VLC goalie is better than BLC, for instance, so maybe he is scouting for his next team.

I have observed crazy behavior from True and Hawks Dads on the sidelines, but if this was written by the True goalie Dad, this takes the cake!

And by the way, if any kids are reading this, nobody is criticizing you - just your crazy Dads!

This post just nailed it!! True Goalie Dad is insane and literally has his kid on the move every year to find the next best thing. That is why if I were a coach I would want nothing to do with this family. Everything wrong with youth sports wrapped up in this guy.

I find it comical that you think I am a True Dad and am lying about it. The fact that you cant accept that I am a WCS dad and instead think I would post all this stuff to slip in stuff about my son....that is all that is wrong with youth sports and with this board in particular. But you carry on your fantasies and conspiracy theories. I am happy to prove I am a WCS dad if there is some reasonable way to do it. Only because it will put an end to these ridiculous theories and show how foolish it is to accuse anyone of this.
Kinda funny how defensive you are getting.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 06:26 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, I have no stake in the True vs. Hawks goalie wars. My son has played against both and IMHO they are both extremely good goalies.

I am the poster who was confused as to why the California Dad was accused of slipping his son's stats into the ranking of top east coast teams, from BLC down to Breakers. (which I think are very accurate, by the way)

But now I get it - the post mentioned, for no apparent reason, that the True goalie made 12 saves and gave up 3 goals in a certain game. So, is somebody suggesting that the "California Dad" is actually the True goalie Dad, who ranked nine east coast teams, merely so he could slip in the fact that his own son had 80% save percentage?

That sounds awfully crazy to me, however, it did start me thinking:

(1) why would a California Dad keep stats on the True goalie;
(2) why are one player's stats on one of the weaker teams on the list relevant to the team rankings.
(3) this poster did seem very focused on the goalie landscape; he mentioned that the VLC goalie is better than BLC, for instance, so maybe he is scouting for his next team.

I have observed crazy behavior from True and Hawks Dads on the sidelines, but if this was written by the True goalie Dad, this takes the cake!

And by the way, if any kids are reading this, nobody is criticizing you - just your crazy Dads!

This post just nailed it!! True Goalie Dad is insane and literally has his kid on the move every year to find the next best thing. That is why if I were a coach I would want nothing to do with this family. Everything wrong with youth sports wrapped up in this guy.

I find it comical that you think I am a True Dad and am lying about it. The fact that you cant accept that I am a WCS dad and instead think I would post all this stuff to slip in stuff about my son....that is all that is wrong with youth sports and with this board in particular. But you carry on your fantasies and conspiracy theories. I am happy to prove I am a WCS dad if there is some reasonable way to do it. Only because it will put an end to these ridiculous theories and show how foolish it is to accuse anyone of this.

Maybe if your rank the teams differently they would believe you?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 06:47 PM
How was the 2026 Mesa tryout over the weekend? Something has to give with True, Bay Raiders, Green Hornets and other AA county teams (other than hawks).
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 06:51 PM
WCS dad, ignore the losers on this board of which it's probably the same two over and over again posting from their high level mall security job. They're the braggart dad's you see on the sideline who didn't make jv in HS, got beat up by the girl's golf team and live vicariously through their kid who is probably a 4th line middie on a good team.

Thanks for your input and good luck to your son and his squad, great to see the game growing out there and producing quality players!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 06:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any of you Lacrosse Wizards hearing that HoCo may have a Fall League?
Yes

Hopefully on Sundays

Expect the regular Fall sports already have that. I've heard Fri.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 07:41 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How was the 2026 Mesa tryout over the weekend? Something has to give with True, Bay Raiders, Green Hornets and other AA county teams (other than hawks).

You tell us Mesa coach!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 07:45 PM
Post summer Elite MD Rankings 2026

Hawks - 3 years running. No one is close
Madlax - proved itself at NAL, Platinum Cup and Millon's
FCA - won 3 tournaments this summer but did they really beat anyone of significance?
Looney's - who would have thought; strong showing at Platinum Cup and took Madlax to OT in both games at Millon's. Could argue they have past FCA with a win over them at Platinum Cup
91 - I just have a feeling this team is imploding; did anyone see 91 helmets at tryouts for FCA, Crabs or Hawks? Biggest fall this summer from last year.
BLC - very inconsistent this summer but still has some talent
Crabs - not much to say but my guess is hold-backs a plenty over the next 2 years; its the crabs way!!
VLC - I think this is the team to move up and play in the elite group. Good summer and most deserving
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 08:13 PM
I too believe that the California Dad is who he says he is, and appreciate his insights into the rankings of Maryland teams.

The put downs between the Hawk and ex-Hawk goalie Dads is pretty sad. In my experience, goalie families (whether teammates or opponents) befriend each other, and encourage their sons to support each other no matter what. I have three sons, one of whom is a goalie, and the strongest bonds we have formed are with other goalies and their families. When goalies have moved on to different teams, the boys and families continue to support each other as friendly opponents. The hawks sure can play, but that exchange is just one more example of their failings on the important stuff.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 08:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Severna Park Green Hornets Facebook page: Mesa Lacrosse, a nationally recognized youth lacrosse club based in Philadelphia, has expanded its operations to Maryland and is now providing coaching and training for the Severna Park Green Hornets Boys Select lacrosse teams.

Strangely a severna park voice article was removed just recently where the mesa coach said he was now running Green Hornets lax.

My kid looking to move as he didn’t get much pt,how was Mesa 2026 team in there home state?same coaching or different ?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 08:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I too believe that the California Dad is who he says he is, and appreciate his insights into the rankings of Maryland teams.

The put downs between the Hawk and ex-Hawk goalie Dads is pretty sad. In my experience, goalie families (whether teammates or opponents) befriend each other, and encourage their sons to support each other no matter what. I have three sons, one of whom is a goalie, and the strongest bonds we have formed are with other goalies and their families. When goalies have moved on to different teams, the boys and families continue to support each other as friendly opponents. The hawks sure can play, but that exchange is just one more example of their failings on the important stuff.

not surprised with that hawk coach are you?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 08:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Post summer Elite MD Rankings 2026

Hawks - 3 years running. No one is close
Madlax - proved itself at NAL, Platinum Cup and Millon's
FCA - won 3 tournaments this summer but did they really beat anyone of significance?
Looney's - who would have thought; strong showing at Platinum Cup and took Madlax to OT in both games at Millon's. Could argue they have past FCA with a win over them at Platinum Cup
91 - I just have a feeling this team is imploding; did anyone see 91 helmets at tryouts for FCA, Crabs or Hawks? Biggest fall this summer from last year.
BLC - very inconsistent this summer but still has some talent
Crabs - not much to say but my guess is hold-backs a plenty over the next 2 years; its the crabs way!!
VLC - I think this is the team to move up and play in the elite group. Good summer and most deserving

You need to specify which Madlax team you're talking about because you never know which team they're going to bring to a tournament. Madlax Capital beat FCA and lost to Looneys in the Platinum Cup. MadLax brought their National team to Millon's tournament and beat Looneys twice. Both games went into OT
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 09:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Severna Park Green Hornets Facebook page: Mesa Lacrosse, a nationally recognized youth lacrosse club based in Philadelphia, has expanded its operations to Maryland and is now providing coaching and training for the Severna Park Green Hornets Boys Select lacrosse teams.

Strangely a severna park voice article was removed just recently where the mesa coach said he was now running Green Hornets lax.

My kid looking to move as he didn’t get much pt,how was Mesa 2026 team in there home state?same coaching or different ?

If it’s the same Mesa 2026 from the Philadelphia area, they lost to Forest Hill select last year. Just saying...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 09:08 PM
Did madlax win a game at nlf?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 09:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Severna Park Green Hornets Facebook page: Mesa Lacrosse, a nationally recognized youth lacrosse club based in Philadelphia, has expanded its operations to Maryland and is now providing coaching and training for the Severna Park Green Hornets Boys Select lacrosse teams.

Strangely a severna park voice article was removed just recently where the mesa coach said he was now running Green Hornets lax.

My kid looking to move as he didn’t get much pt,how was Mesa 2026 team in there home state?same coaching or different ?

If it’s the same Mesa 2026 from the Philadelphia area, they lost to Forest Hill select last year. Just saying...

Did they win a game this summer?Lost all games at summer exposure,save the $
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 09:20 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I too believe that the California Dad is who he says he is, and appreciate his insights into the rankings of Maryland teams.

The put downs between the Hawk and ex-Hawk goalie Dads is pretty sad. In my experience, goalie families (whether teammates or opponents) befriend each other, and encourage their sons to support each other no matter what. I have three sons, one of whom is a goalie, and the strongest bonds we have formed are with other goalies and their families. When goalies have moved on to different teams, the boys and families continue to support each other as friendly opponents. The hawks sure can play, but that exchange is just one more example of their failings on the important stuff.

👆👆👆👆 I agree with this 100% although I knew as soon as I read that post about props to ex Hawk goalie I knew this was coming. Every year about this time! 🍿🍿🍿
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 10:13 PM
I have to ask - what is a Saltwater Mom - I am guessing it is not a compliment?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/10/20 11:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Severna Park Green Hornets Facebook page: Mesa Lacrosse, a nationally recognized youth lacrosse club based in Philadelphia, has expanded its operations to Maryland and is now providing coaching and training for the Severna Park Green Hornets Boys Select lacrosse teams.

Strangely a severna park voice article was removed just recently where the mesa coach said he was now running Green Hornets lax.

My kid looking to move as he didn’t get much pt,how was Mesa 2026 team in there home state?same coaching or different ?

If it’s the same Mesa 2026 from the Philadelphia area, they lost to Forest Hill select last year. Just saying...

Did they win a game this summer?Lost all games at summer exposure,save the $

doormat of philly lax
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 01:05 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I have to ask - what is a Saltwater Mom - I am guessing it is not a compliment?


I think it is a compliment of sorts. they wear tight fitting clothing and tend to have some assets.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 02:05 AM
Probably the Dads yelling "wheels"
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 02:08 AM
same team. National team had a few boys that came off the bench. But the Capital team won Millon.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 03:29 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I have to ask - what is a Saltwater Mom - I am guessing it is not a compliment?


I think it is a compliment of sorts. they wear tight fitting clothing and tend to have some assets.
Unfortunately they don’t have the asset of being able to cheer for a good team!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 11:46 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I have to ask - what is a Saltwater Mom - I am guessing it is not a compliment?


I think it is a compliment of sorts. they wear tight fitting clothing and tend to have some assets.
Unfortunately they don’t have the asset of being able to cheer for a good team!

They like flat brimmed hats that say "Stay Salty" and light blue Yetis that cost as much as their son's registration.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 12:36 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I have to ask - what is a Saltwater Mom - I am guessing it is not a compliment?


I think it is a compliment of sorts. they wear tight fitting clothing and tend to have some assets.
Unfortunately they don’t have the asset of being able to cheer for a good team!

They like flat brimmed hats that say "Stay Salty" and light blue Yetis that cost as much as their son's registration.

Let's just say the equipment bags aren't the only bags they put out on display!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 12:38 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I have to ask - what is a Saltwater Mom - I am guessing it is not a compliment?


I think it is a compliment of sorts. they wear tight fitting clothing and tend to have some assets.
Unfortunately they don’t have the asset of being able to cheer for a good team!

They like flat brimmed hats that say "Stay Salty" and light blue Yetis that cost as much as their son's registration.
Classy
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 12:49 PM
doormat of philly lax[/quote]

Sounds like md is afraid of some competition, pa lax stopped being the doormat long ago.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 01:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
doormat of philly lax

Sounds like md is afraid of some competition, pa lax stopped being the doormat long ago.[/quote]

That comment was regarding Mesa. 0-4 with a -17 goal differential vs MD/VA, and Illinois teams 10 days ago.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 02:05 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, I have no stake in the True vs. Hawks goalie wars. My son has played against both and IMHO they are both extremely good goalies.

I am the poster who was confused as to why the California Dad was accused of slipping his son's stats into the ranking of top east coast teams, from BLC down to Breakers. (which I think are very accurate, by the way)

But now I get it - the post mentioned, for no apparent reason, that the True goalie made 12 saves and gave up 3 goals in a certain game. So, is somebody suggesting that the "California Dad" is actually the True goalie Dad, who ranked nine east coast teams, merely so he could slip in the fact that his own son had 80% save percentage?

That sounds awfully crazy to me, however, it did start me thinking:

(1) why would a California Dad keep stats on the True goalie;
(2) why are one player's stats on one of the weaker teams on the list relevant to the team rankings.
(3) this poster did seem very focused on the goalie landscape; he mentioned that the VLC goalie is better than BLC, for instance, so maybe he is scouting for his next team.

I have observed crazy behavior from True and Hawks Dads on the sidelines, but if this was written by the True goalie Dad, this takes the cake!

And by the way, if any kids are reading this, nobody is criticizing you - just your crazy Dads!

This post just nailed it!! True Goalie Dad is insane and literally has his kid on the move every year to find the next best thing. That is why if I were a coach I would want nothing to do with this family. Everything wrong with youth sports wrapped up in this guy.

I find it comical that you think I am a True Dad and am lying about it. The fact that you cant accept that I am a WCS dad and instead think I would post all this stuff to slip in stuff about my son....that is all that is wrong with youth sports and with this board in particular. But you carry on your fantasies and conspiracy theories. I am happy to prove I am a WCS dad if there is some reasonable way to do it. Only because it will put an end to these ridiculous theories and show how foolish it is to accuse anyone of this.

this is sad, get help
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 02:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
doormat of philly lax

Sounds like md is afraid of some competition, pa lax stopped being the doormat long ago.[/quote]

No, sick of watered down lax and money grabs from clubs charging 2K for rec ball and disguising it as "a great opportunity".
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 02:24 PM
any teams add any new talent?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 02:27 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
doormat of philly lax

Sounds like md is afraid of some competition, pa lax stopped being the doormat long ago.

Originally Posted by Anonymous
No, sick of watered down lax and money grabs from clubs charging 2K for rec ball and disguising it as "a great opportunity".

Good point! My understanding was True was charging closer to 3k! If you're going to charge 2-3k starting as A/B teams I expect just a immersive, intense experience. Hold kids accountable to reach certain levels, not just posting on instagram "we train better".

Fine, come in Mesa. If you're charging 2K pay for your own stuff, not hide behind a rec program for cheapness. Given the API/Arden story it'll all end in tears anyway.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 03:51 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
any teams add any new talent?

Crabs added some 2025 talent; Looney's and FCA added some rec players and of course Hawks bought in some PLL talent........
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 04:09 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
same team. National team had a few boys that came off the bench. But the Capital team won Millon.

So the "Madlax Nationals" name on the jersey is just a third jersey for the Capital Team? It's ok the Capital team isn't as good as the National team, they're not suppose to be.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 05:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
any teams add any new talent?

Crabs added some 2025 talent; Looney's and FCA added some rec players and of course Hawks bought in some PLL talent........
This is funny. Made me LOL.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 06:09 PM
Here's the deal with MadLax Capital and National teams. Its main 2026 is Capital in the DC area, but the program also operates regional programs in other parts of the country, I believe Texas and Oregon.
The "National" team is pulled together for certain tournaments, and consists mostly of Capital players, but they invite the top players from the other teams to add extra juice. I am sure it is a cool opportunity for the regional kids to get invited east to play with the big team, and the potential opportunity is a selling point when recruiting for those teams.
I don't know if they bump players off the Capital team to make room, or simply carry a bigger roster for events to which they bring the "National" team. I would guess that at least 80% of the National team consists of Capital players, probably more, but a few athletic kids from those teams are probably an upgrade over the weakest few players on the Capital team.
But the extra talent at a couple of positions is probably neutralized by the lack of team chemistry with the short time players.
And this year with Covid, I would imagine that not many families wanted to fly from Texas or Oregon for a weekend of lacrosse, so there is probably not much difference between the two teams in terms of overall quality.
I hope this helps; and perhaps a Madlax parent can chime in if I am not understanding correctly.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 06:37 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Here's the deal with MadLax Capital and National teams. Its main 2026 is Capital in the DC area, but the program also operates regional programs in other parts of the country, I believe Texas and Oregon.
The "National" team is pulled together for certain tournaments, and consists mostly of Capital players, but they invite the top players from the other teams to add extra juice. I am sure it is a cool opportunity for the regional kids to get invited east to play with the big team, and the potential opportunity is a selling point when recruiting for those teams.
I don't know if they bump players off the Capital team to make room, or simply carry a bigger roster for events to which they bring the "National" team. I would guess that at least 80% of the National team consists of Capital players, probably more, but a few athletic kids from those teams are probably an upgrade over the weakest few players on the Capital team.
But the extra talent at a couple of positions is probably neutralized by the lack of team chemistry with the short time players.
And this year with Covid, I would imagine that not many families wanted to fly from Texas or Oregon for a weekend of lacrosse, so there is probably not much difference between the two teams in terms of overall quality.
I hope this helps; and perhaps a Madlax parent can chime in if I am not understanding correctly.

I'm confused, how many levels are in the pyramid?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 06:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Here's the deal with MadLax Capital and National teams. Its main 2026 is Capital in the DC area, but the program also operates regional programs in other parts of the country, I believe Texas and Oregon.
The "National" team is pulled together for certain tournaments, and consists mostly of Capital players, but they invite the top players from the other teams to add extra juice. I am sure it is a cool opportunity for the regional kids to get invited east to play with the big team, and the potential opportunity is a selling point when recruiting for those teams.
I don't know if they bump players off the Capital team to make room, or simply carry a bigger roster for events to which they bring the "National" team. I would guess that at least 80% of the National team consists of Capital players, probably more, but a few athletic kids from those teams are probably an upgrade over the weakest few players on the Capital team.
But the extra talent at a couple of positions is probably neutralized by the lack of team chemistry with the short time players.
And this year with Covid, I would imagine that not many families wanted to fly from Texas or Oregon for a weekend of lacrosse, so there is probably not much difference between the two teams in terms of overall quality.
I hope this helps; and perhaps a Madlax parent can chime in if I am not understanding correctly.

I'm confused, how many levels are in the pyramid?
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Here's the deal with MadLax Capital and National teams. Its main 2026 is Capital in the DC area, but the program also operates regional programs in other parts of the country, I believe Texas and Oregon.
The "National" team is pulled together for certain tournaments, and consists mostly of Capital players, but they invite the top players from the other teams to add extra juice. I am sure it is a cool opportunity for the regional kids to get invited east to play with the big team, and the potential opportunity is a selling point when recruiting for those teams.
I don't know if they bump players off the Capital team to make room, or simply carry a bigger roster for events to which they bring the "National" team. I would guess that at least 80% of the National team consists of Capital players, probably more, but a few athletic kids from those teams are probably an upgrade over the weakest few players on the Capital team.
But the extra talent at a couple of positions is probably neutralized by the lack of team chemistry with the short time players.
And this year with Covid, I would imagine that not many families wanted to fly from Texas or Oregon for a weekend of lacrosse, so there is probably not much difference between the two teams in terms of overall quality.
I hope this helps; and perhaps a Madlax parent can chime in if I am not understanding correctly.

You are basically correct. The roster is a bit bigger, but the players added typically don't start.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 09:24 PM
To the confused person - two levels in the pyramid. Capital on top, and it can pull players up from DMV (the local B team), Oregon, or Texas.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 09:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Here's the deal with MadLax Capital and National teams. Its main 2026 is Capital in the DC area, but the program also operates regional programs in other parts of the country, I believe Texas and Oregon.
The "National" team is pulled together for certain tournaments, and consists mostly of Capital players, but they invite the top players from the other teams to add extra juice. I am sure it is a cool opportunity for the regional kids to get invited east to play with the big team, and the potential opportunity is a selling point when recruiting for those teams.
I don't know if they bump players off the Capital team to make room, or simply carry a bigger roster for events to which they bring the "National" team. I would guess that at least 80% of the National team consists of Capital players, probably more, but a few athletic kids from those teams are probably an upgrade over the weakest few players on the Capital team.
But the extra talent at a couple of positions is probably neutralized by the lack of team chemistry with the short time players.
And this year with Covid, I would imagine that not many families wanted to fly from Texas or Oregon for a weekend of lacrosse, so there is probably not much difference between the two teams in terms of overall quality.
I hope this helps; and perhaps a Madlax parent can chime in if I am not understanding correctly.

I'm confused, how many levels are in the pyramid?
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Here's the deal with MadLax Capital and National teams. Its main 2026 is Capital in the DC area, but the program also operates regional programs in other parts of the country, I believe Texas and Oregon.
The "National" team is pulled together for certain tournaments, and consists mostly of Capital players, but they invite the top players from the other teams to add extra juice. I am sure it is a cool opportunity for the regional kids to get invited east to play with the big team, and the potential opportunity is a selling point when recruiting for those teams.
I don't know if they bump players off the Capital team to make room, or simply carry a bigger roster for events to which they bring the "National" team. I would guess that at least 80% of the National team consists of Capital players, probably more, but a few athletic kids from those teams are probably an upgrade over the weakest few players on the Capital team.
But the extra talent at a couple of positions is probably neutralized by the lack of team chemistry with the short time players.
And this year with Covid, I would imagine that not many families wanted to fly from Texas or Oregon for a weekend of lacrosse, so there is probably not much difference between the two teams in terms of overall quality.
I hope this helps; and perhaps a Madlax parent can chime in if I am not understanding correctly.

You are basically correct. The roster is a bit bigger, but the players added typically don't start.

So for just 5 easy payments of $99.99 you get the privilege of traveling east (hotel and air fare not included) and play with the Big Team. You'll be considered the juice, but don't expect to start or play too much, but you will help the Big Team take the local Baltimore club teams to OT. Sounds sweet, where do we sign up?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/11/20 10:42 PM
Zingo’s web site is announcing a Fall HOCO season that begins as early as 8/28. Can this be true? Would make for a fun Fall given other Covid shut downs.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 12:47 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Zingo’s web site is announcing a Fall HOCO season that begins as early as 8/28. Can this be true? Would make for a fun Fall given other Covid shut downs.

Would be awesome for sure!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 03:31 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
any teams add any new talent?

Crabs added some 2025 talent; Looney's and FCA added some rec players and of course Hawks bought in some PLL talent........

Crabs holdback 25’s are non-factors - mediocre at best!

Looney’s & FCA added a few decent pieces.

Hawks are the Hawks... the class of 2026
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 03:37 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Here's the deal with MadLax Capital and National teams. Its main 2026 is Capital in the DC area, but the program also operates regional programs in other parts of the country, I believe Texas and Oregon.
The "National" team is pulled together for certain tournaments, and consists mostly of Capital players, but they invite the top players from the other teams to add extra juice. I am sure it is a cool opportunity for the regional kids to get invited east to play with the big team, and the potential opportunity is a selling point when recruiting for those teams.
I don't know if they bump players off the Capital team to make room, or simply carry a bigger roster for events to which they bring the "National" team. I would guess that at least 80% of the National team consists of Capital players, probably more, but a few athletic kids from those teams are probably an upgrade over the weakest few players on the Capital team.
But the extra talent at a couple of positions is probably neutralized by the lack of team chemistry with the short time players.
And this year with Covid, I would imagine that not many families wanted to fly from Texas or Oregon for a weekend of lacrosse, so there is probably not much difference between the two teams in terms of overall quality.
I hope this helps; and perhaps a Madlax parent can chime in if I am not understanding correctly.

I'm confused, how many levels are in the pyramid?
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Here's the deal with MadLax Capital and National teams. Its main 2026 is Capital in the DC area, but the program also operates regional programs in other parts of the country, I believe Texas and Oregon.
The "National" team is pulled together for certain tournaments, and consists mostly of Capital players, but they invite the top players from the other teams to add extra juice. I am sure it is a cool opportunity for the regional kids to get invited east to play with the big team, and the potential opportunity is a selling point when recruiting for those teams.
I don't know if they bump players off the Capital team to make room, or simply carry a bigger roster for events to which they bring the "National" team. I would guess that at least 80% of the National team consists of Capital players, probably more, but a few athletic kids from those teams are probably an upgrade over the weakest few players on the Capital team.
But the extra talent at a couple of positions is probably neutralized by the lack of team chemistry with the short time players.
And this year with Covid, I would imagine that not many families wanted to fly from Texas or Oregon for a weekend of lacrosse, so there is probably not much difference between the two teams in terms of overall quality.
I hope this helps; and perhaps a Madlax parent can chime in if I am not understanding correctly.

You are basically correct. The roster is a bit bigger, but the players added typically don't start.

So for just 5 easy payments of $99.99 you get the privilege of traveling east (hotel and air fare not included) and play with the Big Team. You'll be considered the juice, but don't expect to start or play too much, but you will help the Big Team take the local Baltimore club teams to OT. Sounds sweet, where do we sign up?

People make the choices they want to make.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 11:32 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Here's the deal with MadLax Capital and National teams. Its main 2026 is Capital in the DC area, but the program also operates regional programs in other parts of the country, I believe Texas and Oregon.
The "National" team is pulled together for certain tournaments, and consists mostly of Capital players, but they invite the top players from the other teams to add extra juice. I am sure it is a cool opportunity for the regional kids to get invited east to play with the big team, and the potential opportunity is a selling point when recruiting for those teams.
I don't know if they bump players off the Capital team to make room, or simply carry a bigger roster for events to which they bring the "National" team. I would guess that at least 80% of the National team consists of Capital players, probably more, but a few athletic kids from those teams are probably an upgrade over the weakest few players on the Capital team.
But the extra talent at a couple of positions is probably neutralized by the lack of team chemistry with the short time players.
And this year with Covid, I would imagine that not many families wanted to fly from Texas or Oregon for a weekend of lacrosse, so there is probably not much difference between the two teams in terms of overall quality.
I hope this helps; and perhaps a Madlax parent can chime in if I am not understanding correctly.

I'm confused, how many levels are in the pyramid?
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Here's the deal with MadLax Capital and National teams. Its main 2026 is Capital in the DC area, but the program also operates regional programs in other parts of the country, I believe Texas and Oregon.
The "National" team is pulled together for certain tournaments, and consists mostly of Capital players, but they invite the top players from the other teams to add extra juice. I am sure it is a cool opportunity for the regional kids to get invited east to play with the big team, and the potential opportunity is a selling point when recruiting for those teams.
I don't know if they bump players off the Capital team to make room, or simply carry a bigger roster for events to which they bring the "National" team. I would guess that at least 80% of the National team consists of Capital players, probably more, but a few athletic kids from those teams are probably an upgrade over the weakest few players on the Capital team.
But the extra talent at a couple of positions is probably neutralized by the lack of team chemistry with the short time players.
And this year with Covid, I would imagine that not many families wanted to fly from Texas or Oregon for a weekend of lacrosse, so there is probably not much difference between the two teams in terms of overall quality.
I hope this helps; and perhaps a Madlax parent can chime in if I am not understanding correctly.

You are basically correct. The roster is a bit bigger, but the players added typically don't start.

So for just 5 easy payments of $99.99 you get the privilege of traveling east (hotel and air fare not included) and play with the Big Team. You'll be considered the juice, but don't expect to start or play too much, but you will help the Big Team take the local Baltimore club teams to OT. Sounds sweet, where do we sign up?

People make the choices they want to make.

And people can laugh at you all they want.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 03:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
any teams add any new talent?

Crabs added some 2025 talent; Looney's and FCA added some rec players and of course Hawks bought in some PLL talent........

Crabs holdback 25’s are non-factors - mediocre at best!

Looney’s & FCA added a few decent pieces.

Hawks are the Hawks... the class of 2026

I would disagree with the Crabs holdbacks that are coming from 2025; talented group to say the least and will make this team better regardless of your thoughts on holdbacks. They added nice goalie as well. Based on what I have seen this summer unless FCA improves at Attack they have no chance of scoring and it will be up to that very good defense to keep teams to less than 2 to 3 goals a game. Daddy-ball is ruining that team!! Looney's is looney's and will be middle of the pack as always.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 03:57 PM
Yes, the nice thing about this country (and especially this board) is that people are free to do as they please, and then to laugh at each other's choices - care to share the team that your son plays for, so we can find some humor there too?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 04:22 PM
How many 2025 Crabs are repeating 7th grade? Is this fact or just standard BOTC fun/trash talk?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 04:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
any teams add any new talent?

Crabs added some 2025 talent; Looney's and FCA added some rec players and of course Hawks bought in some PLL talent........

Crabs holdback 25’s are non-factors - mediocre at best!

Looney’s & FCA added a few decent pieces.

Hawks are the Hawks... the class of 2026

I would disagree with the Crabs holdbacks that are coming from 2025; talented group to say the least and will make this team better regardless of your thoughts on holdbacks. They added nice goalie as well. Based on what I have seen this summer unless FCA improves at Attack they have no chance of scoring and it will be up to that very good defense to keep teams to less than 2 to 3 goals a game. Daddy-ball is ruining that team!! Looney's is looney's and will be middle of the pack as always.
Only way for crabs to compete.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 06:39 PM
Let me ask a question that will probably get me slammed, but fortunately I don't care. When boys repeat a grade and then become studs on teams like Hawks and Crabs, is the family's decision to hold back based on academics, or based solely on lacrosse?

I have two sons who are good players and I want them to be as good as they can, but our first priority by far is to be in the right grade based on academics. Do the Hawks and Crabs go out and recruit boys who have repeated for school-related reasons; or do families in those programs actually repeat an academic grade solely to get onto a younger lacrosse team?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 07:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How many 2025 Crabs are repeating 7th grade? Is this fact or just standard BOTC fun/trash talk?

3 to 5 I believe will be added to the team
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 07:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Let me ask a question that will probably get me slammed, but fortunately I don't care. When boys repeat a grade and then become studs on teams like Hawks and Crabs, is the family's decision to hold back based on academics, or based solely on lacrosse?

I have two sons who are good players and I want them to be as good as they can, but our first priority by far is to be in the right grade based on academics. Do the Hawks and Crabs go out and recruit boys who have repeated for school-related reasons; or do families in those programs actually repeat an academic grade solely to get onto a younger lacrosse team?

Seriously??? You ask if academics is the reason. LOL. Pure Lacrosse ! It is either regreting not doing a pre-first , reclassing to compete against all the holdbacks in MIAA or looking at their sons playing against older players, saying enough is enough. None to do with academics.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 07:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Let me ask a question that will probably get me slammed, but fortunately I don't care. When boys repeat a grade and then become studs on teams like Hawks and Crabs, is the family's decision to hold back based on academics, or based solely on lacrosse?

I have two sons who are good players and I want them to be as good as they can, but our first priority by far is to be in the right grade based on academics. Do the Hawks and Crabs go out and recruit boys who have repeated for school-related reasons; or do families in those programs actually repeat an academic grade solely to get onto a younger lacrosse team?

If you " I want them to be as good as they can ", it is time to hold them back. That is the MIAA way. And frankly the way of top lacrosse teams and many players.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 08:20 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Let me ask a question that will probably get me slammed, but fortunately I don't care. When boys repeat a grade and then become studs on teams like Hawks and Crabs, is the family's decision to hold back based on academics, or based solely on lacrosse?

I have two sons who are good players and I want them to be as good as they can, but our first priority by far is to be in the right grade based on academics. Do the Hawks and Crabs go out and recruit boys who have repeated for school-related reasons; or do families in those programs actually repeat an academic grade solely to get onto a younger lacrosse team?

I believe it is when kids switch from public school to private school. Private school more demanding/challenging so it is a valid repeat from academics perspective.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 08:55 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Let me ask a question that will probably get me slammed, but fortunately I don't care. When boys repeat a grade and then become studs on teams like Hawks and Crabs, is the family's decision to hold back based on academics, or based solely on lacrosse?

I have two sons who are good players and I want them to be as good as they can, but our first priority by far is to be in the right grade based on academics. Do the Hawks and Crabs go out and recruit boys who have repeated for school-related reasons; or do families in those programs actually repeat an academic grade solely to get onto a younger lacrosse team?

The motiviation is often a number of things. Most of the holdbacks appear to be private school. I think the motivation is just as much acadamic as it is sports. Many of the private schools pressure to do a pre1st after K. It makes their acadamics look better since the kids are more mature.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/12/20 10:52 PM
Quick question, kids switching to private from public that don't play sports do they repeat a grade, especially on the parent dollar? Very doubtful!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/13/20 12:15 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Let me ask a question that will probably get me slammed, but fortunately I don't care. When boys repeat a grade and then become studs on teams like Hawks and Crabs, is the family's decision to hold back based on academics, or based solely on lacrosse?

I have two sons who are good players and I want them to be as good as they can, but our first priority by far is to be in the right grade based on academics. Do the Hawks and Crabs go out and recruit boys who have repeated for school-related reasons; or do families in those programs actually repeat an academic grade solely to get onto a younger lacrosse team?

I believe it is when kids switch from public school to private school. Private school more demanding/challenging so it is a valid repeat from academics perspective.
That's not what I've found - privates have more support, make $$ by having kid regress while public schools won't allow it. And not able to support advanced MS students taking HS level classes
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/13/20 12:36 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Quick question, kids switching to private from public that don't play sports do they repeat a grade, especially on the parent dollar? Very doubtful!
Rich kids repeat on their parents' dime all the time for behavioral and/or academic purposes. There are tons of spoiled brats who play no sports and spend extra years in school as parents find ways to boost GPAs and SAT scores so their lazy overprivileged offspring can slack off in an ivy league school. Yes, I know lots of lax kids named Blaine, Bradford, Thatcher and Brooks also fit the bill, but there are many more pothead holdbacks that don't play lax (just look and sound like they do).
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/13/20 02:27 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Quick question, kids switching to private from public that don't play sports do they repeat a grade, especially on the parent dollar? Very doubtful!
Rich kids repeat on their parents' dime all the time for behavioral and/or academic purposes. There are tons of spoiled brats who play no sports and spend extra years in school as parents find ways to boost GPAs and SAT scores so their lazy overprivileged offspring can slack off in an ivy league school. Yes, I know lots of lax kids named Blaine, Bradford, Thatcher and Brooks also fit the bill, but there are many more pothead holdbacks that don't play lax (just look and sound like they do).
Wow. Dude. Take a deep breath. You need to see someone about your bottled up anger.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/13/20 02:54 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Quick question, kids switching to private from public that don't play sports do they repeat a grade, especially on the parent dollar? Very doubtful!
Rich kids repeat on their parents' dime all the time for behavioral and/or academic purposes. There are tons of spoiled brats who play no sports and spend extra years in school as parents find ways to boost GPAs and SAT scores so their lazy overprivileged offspring can slack off in an ivy league school. Yes, I know lots of lax kids named Blaine, Bradford, Thatcher and Brooks also fit the bill, but there are many more pothead holdbacks that don't play lax (just look and sound like they do).

While all that is true, The boys coming in to play lacrosse from public to private are all about lacrosse. That is why they hold them back. Lacrosse ! The MIAA coaches know that many players already there are heldback/prefirst so they want the same for their recruited new players.
MIAA private school academics are everything from extremely hard to easy. It is not like everyone there is some brainiac, they need classes for normal learners too, including holdbacks. So lets stop that private is so much harder, it might be if you take the more difficult classes, but many are just like public classes. Spoken from two students in one of the two supposed high academic MIAA schools.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/13/20 10:23 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Quick question, kids switching to private from public that don't play sports do they repeat a grade, especially on the parent dollar? Very doubtful!
Rich kids repeat on their parents' dime all the time for behavioral and/or academic purposes. There are tons of spoiled brats who play no sports and spend extra years in school as parents find ways to boost GPAs and SAT scores so their lazy overprivileged offspring can slack off in an ivy league school. Yes, I know lots of lax kids named Blaine, Bradford, Thatcher and Brooks also fit the bill, but there are many more pothead holdbacks that don't play lax (just look and sound like they do).

While all that is true, The boys coming in to play lacrosse from public to private are all about lacrosse. That is why they hold them back. Lacrosse ! The MIAA coaches know that many players already there are heldback/prefirst so they want the same for their recruited new players.
MIAA private school academics are everything from extremely hard to easy. It is not like everyone there is some brainiac, they need classes for normal learners too, including holdbacks. So lets stop that private is so much harder, it might be if you take the more difficult classes, but many are just like public classes. Spoken from two students in one of the two supposed high academic MIAA schools.
Ok
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/13/20 02:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Rich kids repeat on their parents' dime all the time for behavioral and/or academic purposes. There are tons of spoiled brats who play no sports and spend extra years in school as parents find ways to boost GPAs and SAT scores so their lazy overprivileged offspring can slack off in an ivy league school. Yes, I know lots of lax kids named Blaine, Bradford, Thatcher and Brooks also fit the bill, but there are many more pothead holdbacks that don't play lax (just look and sound like they do).
This is one of the funniest posts I've read on here in a while. Hilarious, and accurate...well done
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/13/20 03:50 PM
Lyle Thompson turned 20 years old in his freshman year at Albany (if sep 1992 is his accurate bday). I'm sure he was good at 18 but probably even better at 20.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 12:44 PM
What makes a kid play for Next Level vs. BLC? Is Next Level sort of the Bethesda B team or are the closer to comparable clubs?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 02:12 PM
Any intel on which 2026 Clubs plan to play in the Fall HOCO League? Will most clubs sign-on or will they be down too many guys from youth football to field a team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 03:35 PM
Isn't looking good for youth football in MD. Flag football on Sundays is being touted as an alternative, Most counties have put competition on hold and are asking the state for more guidance, Fall lacrosse cannot start soon enough!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 03:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any intel on which 2026 Clubs plan to play in the Fall HOCO League? Will most clubs sign-on or will they be down too many guys from youth football to field a team.

Football is a dense sport.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 04:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any intel on which 2026 Clubs plan to play in the Fall HOCO League? Will most clubs sign-on or will they be down too many guys from youth football to field a team.

Football is a dense sport.

You sure be more open minded maam. I'm sure your son would be a great cheerleader and your husband would agree.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 04:39 PM
Responding to the question of BLC vs. NextLevel. I am not in either program but my sons have played against both and I know families in both. Both are excellent programs with good reputations and good coaches, and would view themselves as peers, not an A and B. At the 2026 level BLC is a bit stronger; in the last Hoco season that was played (2019) BLC was in the Elite division, and NextLevel was in AAA, but NL did win that division, which (I think) entitles it to move up whenever Hoco resumes. If they played each other BLC would probably win, but if their 2027 teams played, NextLevel is better. Many of Nextlevel's players and coaches come from the Heights, if that makes a difference to you.
You can't go wrong with either program.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 05:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Responding to the question of BLC vs. NextLevel. I am not in either program but my sons have played against both and I know families in both. Both are excellent programs with good reputations and good coaches, and would view themselves as peers, not an A and B. At the 2026 level BLC is a bit stronger; in the last Hoco season that was played (2019) BLC was in the Elite division, and NextLevel was in AAA, but NL did win that division, which (I think) entitles it to move up whenever Hoco resumes. If they played each other BLC would probably win, but if their 2027 teams played, NextLevel is better. Many of Nextlevel's players and coaches come from the Heights, if that makes a difference to you.
You can't go wrong with either program.
Thank you very much. I enjoy the barbs and jokes on here, but always nice to get a real opinion when actually looking for info.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 05:55 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Responding to the question of BLC vs. NextLevel. I am not in either program but my sons have played against both and I know families in both. Both are excellent programs with good reputations and good coaches, and would view themselves as peers, not an A and B. At the 2026 level BLC is a bit stronger; in the last Hoco season that was played (2019) BLC was in the Elite division, and NextLevel was in AAA, but NL did win that division, which (I think) entitles it to move up whenever Hoco resumes. If they played each other BLC would probably win, but if their 2027 teams played, NextLevel is better. Many of Nextlevel's players and coaches come from the Heights, if that makes a difference to you.
You can't go wrong with either program.

"a bit stronger".


Just keep disrespecting us. We love it!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 06:29 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any intel on which 2026 Clubs plan to play in the Fall HOCO League? Will most clubs sign-on or will they be down too many guys from youth football to field a team.
There won’t be football.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 06:29 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Responding to the question of BLC vs. NextLevel. I am not in either program but my sons have played against both and I know families in both. Both are excellent programs with good reputations and good coaches, and would view themselves as peers, not an A and B. At the 2026 level BLC is a bit stronger; in the last Hoco season that was played (2019) BLC was in the Elite division, and NextLevel was in AAA, but NL did win that division, which (I think) entitles it to move up whenever Hoco resumes. If they played each other BLC would probably win, but if their 2027 teams played, NextLevel is better. Many of Nextlevel's players and coaches come from the Heights, if that makes a difference to you.
You can't go wrong with either program.

"a bit stronger".


Just keep disrespecting us. We love it!

It was not disrespectful in any way. It is true.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 07:05 PM
ha! I didn't mean to disrespect either program, and honestly I have not seen NextLevel 2026 play since spring 2019. But fortunately that will change soon - my son's team had a close game with BLC earlier in the summer, and they play NextLevel this weekend - so I will be happy to come on this board Monday and give a more informed opinion. But that does not change the fact that BLC and NL are both good programs with good coaches.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 08:06 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
ha! I didn't mean to disrespect either program, and honestly I have not seen NextLevel 2026 play since spring 2019. But fortunately that will change soon - my son's team had a close game with BLC earlier in the summer, and they play NextLevel this weekend - so I will be happy to come on this board Monday and give a more informed opinion. But that does not change the fact that BLC and NL are both good programs with good coaches.
Good luck, VLC Dad!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 08:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Responding to the question of BLC vs. NextLevel. I am not in either program but my sons have played against both and I know families in both. Both are excellent programs with good reputations and good coaches, and would view themselves as peers, not an A and B. At the 2026 level BLC is a bit stronger; in the last Hoco season that was played (2019) BLC was in the Elite division, and NextLevel was in AAA, but NL did win that division, which (I think) entitles it to move up whenever Hoco resumes. If they played each other BLC would probably win, but if their 2027 teams played, NextLevel is better. Many of Nextlevel's players and coaches come from the Heights, if that makes a difference to you.
You can't go wrong with either program.

"a bit stronger".


Just keep disrespecting us. We love it!

It was not disrespectful in any way. It is true.


Look at this summers records against comparable competition for the 2026 teams. Or the last few years for that matter. Not even Close.
Many of the BLC 2026 Players will be heading to Bullis, Georgetown Prep, Gonzaga, Landon, St. Johns, St Albans, etc. If that makes a difference to you.
Does NL play in NAL or NLF tournaments against the best teams in the country? No.
Has NL played in HoCo Elite every year since second Grade? No.
NL is a fine program run by great people but it does it CONSISTENTLY produce top level High School and College Players? No.
Look at both programs holistically. NL vs BLC/DC Express.
Look at how many High level D1 recruits on DCE 2021. Top team in the Country. 19 out of 23 Players off to play in D1 or High level D3.
Watch for how many there will be on DCE 2022. Top 3 team in the Country.

There is no comparison. The two best programs right now top to bottom in the DC area are Madlax and BLC/DC Express.

For you, Next Level Dad, to say these programs at 2026 or beyond are similar, is not based on facts.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 09:37 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
ha! I didn't mean to disrespect either program, and honestly I have not seen NextLevel 2026 play since spring 2019. But fortunately that will change soon - my son's team had a close game with BLC earlier in the summer, and they play NextLevel this weekend - so I will be happy to come on this board Monday and give a more informed opinion. But that does not change the fact that BLC and NL are both good programs with good coaches.
Good luck, VLC Dad!


I hope the HoCo committee is on this forum so they can hear the VLC Dad speak the NL praises and make sure they move NL up to elite instead of them. Genius!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 09:48 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Responding to the question of BLC vs. NextLevel. I am not in either program but my sons have played against both and I know families in both. Both are excellent programs with good reputations and good coaches, and would view themselves as peers, not an A and B. At the 2026 level BLC is a bit stronger; in the last Hoco season that was played (2019) BLC was in the Elite division, and NextLevel was in AAA, but NL did win that division, which (I think) entitles it to move up whenever Hoco resumes. If they played each other BLC would probably win, but if their 2027 teams played, NextLevel is better. Many of Nextlevel's players and coaches come from the Heights, if that makes a difference to you.
You can't go wrong with either program.

"a bit stronger".


Just keep disrespecting us. We love it!

It was not disrespectful in any way. It is true.


Look at this summers records against comparable competition for the 2026 teams. Or the last few years for that matter. Not even Close.
Many of the BLC 2026 Players will be heading to Bullis, Georgetown Prep, Gonzaga, Landon, St. Johns, St Albans, etc. If that makes a difference to you.
Does NL play in NAL or NLF tournaments against the best teams in the country? No.
Has NL played in HoCo Elite every year since second Grade? No.
NL is a fine program run by great people but it does it CONSISTENTLY produce top level High School and College Players? No.
Look at both programs holistically. NL vs BLC/DC Express.
Look at how many High level D1 recruits on DCE 2021. Top team in the Country. 19 out of 23 Players off to play in D1 or High level D3.
Watch for how many there will be on DCE 2022. Top 3 team in the Country.

There is no comparison. The two best programs right now top to bottom in the DC area are Madlax and BLC/DC Express.

For you, Next Level Dad, to say these programs at 2026 or beyond are similar, is not based on facts.

Sorry, I meant VLC Dad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 10:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
ha! I didn't mean to disrespect either program, and honestly I have not seen NextLevel 2026 play since spring 2019. But fortunately that will change soon - my son's team had a close game with BLC earlier in the summer, and they play NextLevel this weekend - so I will be happy to come on this board Monday and give a more informed opinion. But that does not change the fact that BLC and NL are both good programs with good coaches.
Good luck, VLC Dad!


I hope the HoCo committee is on this forum so they can hear the VLC Dad speak the NL praises and make sure they move NL up to elite instead of them. Genius!
Lol, I think VLC is the only team playing NL this wknd (they play PA RR A team, PA RR B team, VLC and Falcons 26...whoever they are) who played BLC earlier. No Elite teams at Blue Hen but VLC, NL and PA RR should all be very evenly matched B level teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 10:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Responding to the question of BLC vs. NextLevel. I am not in either program but my sons have played against both and I know families in both. Both are excellent programs with good reputations and good coaches, and would view themselves as peers, not an A and B. At the 2026 level BLC is a bit stronger; in the last Hoco season that was played (2019) BLC was in the Elite division, and NextLevel was in AAA, but NL did win that division, which (I think) entitles it to move up whenever Hoco resumes. If they played each other BLC would probably win, but if their 2027 teams played, NextLevel is better. Many of Nextlevel's players and coaches come from the Heights, if that makes a difference to you.
You can't go wrong with either program.

"a bit stronger".


Just keep disrespecting us. We love it!

It was not disrespectful in any way. It is true.


Look at this summers records against comparable competition for the 2026 teams. Or the last few years for that matter. Not even Close.
Many of the BLC 2026 Players will be heading to Bullis, Georgetown Prep, Gonzaga, Landon, St. Johns, St Albans, etc. If that makes a difference to you.
Does NL play in NAL or NLF tournaments against the best teams in the country? No.
Has NL played in HoCo Elite every year since second Grade? No.
NL is a fine program run by great people but it does it CONSISTENTLY produce top level High School and College Players? No.
Look at both programs holistically. NL vs BLC/DC Express.
Look at how many High level D1 recruits on DCE 2021. Top team in the Country. 19 out of 23 Players off to play in D1 or High level D3.
Watch for how many there will be on DCE 2022. Top 3 team in the Country.

There is no comparison. The two best programs right now top to bottom in the DC area are Madlax and BLC/DC Express.

For you, Next Level Dad, to say these programs at 2026 or beyond are similar, is not based on facts.

👆👆👆👆👆 🎯🎯
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/14/20 11:41 PM
Wow, BLC folks sound awfully sensitive.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/15/20 01:50 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Wow, BLC folks sound awfully sensitive.

It’s recruiting/tryout season. Time for facts and not opinions.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/15/20 02:46 AM
I think NL would beat BLC.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/15/20 10:53 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Wow, BLC folks sound awfully sensitive.

It’s recruiting/tryout season. Time for facts and not opinions.
And clearly they feel they need to recruit.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/15/20 01:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Wow, BLC folks sound awfully sensitive.

It’s recruiting/tryout season. Time for facts and not opinions.
And clearly they feel they need to recruit.

All teams recruit.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/15/20 02:37 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I think NL would beat BLC.

Same team that beat True by a goal??? Stop!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/15/20 04:09 PM
For what its worth, our California team played all 3 of BLC, VLC and NL. This 2026 only. Based only on our games against those opponents (and not looking at other results from other tournaments), it certainly appeared that BLC and VLC were both on a higher level than NL. Maybe NL did not have all their kids or had an off day, but it did seem that NL would really struggle to compete with either VLC or BLC. I have no dog in the hunt and have no knowledge of the politics of MD club lacrosse....just an outsiders opinion.

NL does have a solid squad with a bunch of good players so not saying anything negative about that team or program. Certainly a worthy opponent.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/15/20 04:59 PM
Who is headed to Hawks tryouts to scout and report back? You know you’re out there!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/15/20 06:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
For what its worth, our California team played all 3 of BLC, VLC and NL. This 2026 only. Based only on our games against those opponents (and not looking at other results from other tournaments), it certainly appeared that BLC and VLC were both on a higher level than NL. Maybe NL did not have all their kids or had an off day, but it did seem that NL would really struggle to compete with either VLC or BLC. I have no dog in the hunt and have no knowledge of the politics of MD club lacrosse....just an outsiders opinion.

NL does have a solid squad with a bunch of good players so not saying anything negative about that team or program. Certainly a worthy opponent.
Thanks True goalie dad
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/15/20 09:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
For what its worth, our California team played all 3 of BLC, VLC and NL. This 2026 only. Based only on our games against those opponents (and not looking at other results from other tournaments), it certainly appeared that BLC and VLC were both on a higher level than NL. Maybe NL did not have all their kids or had an off day, but it did seem that NL would really struggle to compete with either VLC or BLC. I have no dog in the hunt and have no knowledge of the politics of MD club lacrosse....just an outsiders opinion.

NL does have a solid squad with a bunch of good players so not saying anything negative about that team or program. Certainly a worthy opponent.
NL lost to PA RR again today. I'm biased, but I stick with you can't be elite in MD if you continually lose to PA teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 12:33 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
For what its worth, our California team played all 3 of BLC, VLC and NL. This 2026 only. Based only on our games against those opponents (and not looking at other results from other tournaments), it certainly appeared that BLC and VLC were both on a higher level than NL. Maybe NL did not have all their kids or had an off day, but it did seem that NL would really struggle to compete with either VLC or BLC. I have no dog in the hunt and have no knowledge of the politics of MD club lacrosse....just an outsiders opinion.

NL does have a solid squad with a bunch of good players so not saying anything negative about that team or program. Certainly a worthy opponent.
NL lost to PA RR again today. I'm biased, but I stick with you can't be elite in MD if you continually lose to PA teams.


VLC vs NL tomorrow.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 10:20 AM
Just heard that True National got pummeled in Colorado today by Tommy Knockers. The True disaster continues in 2020. First they pull True Annapolis out of a local tournament and replace them by sending in the Premiere Illinois team only to see them get thumped. Now they pull from all their teams to form their National All Star team only to score 1 goal vs TK. What attracts kids to this organization I don’t get. Seems to be a lot of marketing and sizzle but less then strong results.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 11:33 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just heard that True National got pummeled in Colorado today by Tommy Knockers. The True disaster continues in 2020. First they pull True Annapolis out of a local tournament and replace them by sending in the Premiere Illinois team only to see them get thumped. Now they pull from all their teams to form their National All Star team only to score 1 goal vs TK. What attracts kids to this organization I don’t get. Seems to be a lot of marketing and sizzle but less then strong results.

They should #trainmore
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 01:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just heard that True National got pummeled in Colorado today by Tommy Knockers. The True disaster continues in 2020. First they pull True Annapolis out of a local tournament and replace them by sending in the Premiere Illinois team only to see them get thumped. Now they pull from all their teams to form their National All Star team only to score 1 goal vs TK. What attracts kids to this organization I don’t get. Seems to be a lot of marketing and sizzle but less then strong results.
Marketing? The only marketing I have ever seen/read about True is on here. So no wonder they have issues.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 01:17 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just heard that True National got pummeled in Colorado today by Tommy Knockers. The True disaster continues in 2020. First they pull True Annapolis out of a local tournament and replace them by sending in the Premiere Illinois team only to see them get thumped. Now they pull from all their teams to form their National All Star team only to score 1 goal vs TK. What attracts kids to this organization I don’t get. Seems to be a lot of marketing and sizzle but less then strong results.

They should #trainmore

True is awful and a total money grab....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 01:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just heard that True National got pummeled in Colorado today by Tommy Knockers. The True disaster continues in 2020. First they pull True Annapolis out of a local tournament and replace them by sending in the Premiere Illinois team only to see them get thumped. Now they pull from all their teams to form their National All Star team only to score 1 goal vs TK. What attracts kids to this organization I don’t get. Seems to be a lot of marketing and sizzle but less then strong results.

They should #trainmore

Sure sounds like the True/Bay Raiders merger is off to a strong start! 🤣
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 02:58 PM
NL lost to VLC, VLC lost to PA RR Elite
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 04:00 PM
True seems to be struggling everywhere outside of their core illinois market. I dont think any of their regional teams can point to much success. And not sure their national team has done much? True Illinois Black seems to have a pretty good squad.

Having said that, Tommyknockers are legit and could be a top 5-ish team in 2026
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 05:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
True seems to be struggling everywhere outside of their core illinois market. I dont think any of their regional teams can point to much success. And not sure their national team has done much? True Illinois Black seems to have a pretty good squad.

Having said that, Tommyknockers are legit and could be a top 5-ish team in 2026

True Atlantic National Teams are very solid but I agree the local teams really do struggle.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 05:24 PM
So who is fielding 2026 teams this coming season? All this talk of everyone leaving and headed wherever, are there clubs who can’t field teams any longer in the AAA or elite? Did 91 stay in tact? Looney’s?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 08:04 PM
I guess Looneys is now Forest Hill rec south. Good luck.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 09:02 PM
Hawks continue to add players....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 09:05 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
NL lost to VLC, VLC lost to PA RR Elite
NL lost to both VLC and PA RR. VLC did lose to PA RR today, but they beat them yesterday so a weekend spilt for those two.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 09:57 PM
Did the Hawks add in any specific positions? I kind of assumed watching them at Exposure that they were all set. Their FOFO, goalies, poles and attack looked stacked.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 10:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
NL lost to VLC, VLC lost to PA RR Elite
NL lost to both VLC and PA RR. VLC did lose to PA RR today, but they beat them yesterday so a weekend spilt for those two.
VLC wasn't supposed to play PA RR again. Schedule got changed late for a rematch, otherwise would've been a 4-0 weekend for VLC..
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 10:36 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I guess Looneys is now Forest Hill rec south. Good luck.

Focus on your sons development; he’s needs your undivided attention since his PT was minimal this year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 10:45 PM
Okay, seven 2026 teams are left from spring 2019 Elite - Hawks, Looneys, 91, BLC, Madlax, FCA, and Crabs. Four more think they belong in the discussion - VLC, NextLevel, AYLC, and True.

Anybody care to rank these eleven teams, and to suggest any other teams I have forgotten?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 10:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, seven 2026 teams are left from spring 2019 Elite - Hawks, Looneys, 91, BLC, Madlax, FCA, and Crabs. Four more think they belong in the discussion - VLC, NextLevel, AYLC, and True.

Anybody care to rank these eleven teams, and to suggest any other teams I have forgotten?

Hawks - keep adding talent and no on is close
Madlax - needs to be more consistent
Looney’s - added talent; great goalie
Crabs - yep you heard it hear first. 2025s make them better
FCA - great defense but worst offense at 2026
BLC - elite by name only
VLC - just bette then the other 3.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 11:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, seven 2026 teams are left from spring 2019 Elite - Hawks, Looneys, 91, BLC, Madlax, FCA, and Crabs. Four more think they belong in the discussion - VLC, NextLevel, AYLC, and True.

Anybody care to rank these eleven teams, and to suggest any other teams I have forgotten?

Hawks
Madlax
BLC
91
FCA
Crabs
VLC
Next lever
Looney
AYLC
TRUE
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/16/20 11:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, seven 2026 teams are left from spring 2019 Elite - Hawks, Looneys, 91, BLC, Madlax, FCA, and Crabs. Four more think they belong in the discussion - VLC, NextLevel, AYLC, and True.

Anybody care to rank these eleven teams, and to suggest any other teams I have forgotten?

Hawks
Madlax
BLC
91
FCA
Crabs
VLC
Next lever
Looney
AYLC
TRUE

This is a complete waste of time as these teams are all in the middle of tryouts and there are major changes happening.

Best time to revisit is later this fall after HoCo and tournaments.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 12:02 AM
"waste of time" - compared to what other discussions on this board that are a productive use of time?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 12:08 AM
Question - Crabs were weak last summer, and I did not see them play this summer - can somebody save me the time of scrolling through tourney app and tell me who have they beaten lately?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 12:16 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, seven 2026 teams are left from spring 2019 Elite - Hawks, Looneys, 91, BLC, Madlax, FCA, and Crabs. Four more think they belong in the discussion - VLC, NextLevel, AYLC, and True.

Anybody care to rank these eleven teams, and to suggest any other teams I have forgotten?

Hawks
Madlax
BLC
91
FCA
Crabs
VLC
Next lever
Looney
AYLC
TRUE

This is a complete waste of time as these teams are all in the middle of tryouts and there are major changes happening.

Best time to revisit is later this fall after HoCo and tournaments.


Ranking these teams is a joke.
No one is MD has beaten Hawks in 2 years. This summer several teams dropped out of tournaments or asked to go to a B bracket so they didnt have to play Hawks. Your club owners and coaches should give you money back for ducking
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 12:17 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
So who is fielding 2026 teams this coming season? All this talk of everyone leaving and headed wherever, are there clubs who can’t field teams any longer in the AAA or elite? Did 91 stay in tact? Looney’s?

What teams actually had tryouts? Crabs, FCA and Hawks? FCA was much improved; did they add anything after tryouts? Definitely need help on the offensive side of the ball??
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 12:36 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, seven 2026 teams are left from spring 2019 Elite - Hawks, Looneys, 91, BLC, Madlax, FCA, and Crabs. Four more think they belong in the discussion - VLC, NextLevel, AYLC, and True.

Anybody care to rank these eleven teams, and to suggest any other teams I have forgotten?

Hawks
Madlax
BLC
91
FCA
Crabs
VLC
Next lever
Looney
AYLC
TRUE

Obviously someone who didn’t watch any lacrosse at the 2026 level this summer. Lol
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 01:51 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, seven 2026 teams are left from spring 2019 Elite - Hawks, Looneys, 91, BLC, Madlax, FCA, and Crabs. Four more think they belong in the discussion - VLC, NextLevel, AYLC, and True.

Anybody care to rank these eleven teams, and to suggest any other teams I have forgotten?

Hawks
Madlax
BLC
91
FCA
Crabs
VLC
Next lever
Looney
AYLC
TRUE

This is a complete waste of time as these teams are all in the middle of tryouts and there are major changes happening.
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Best time to revisit is later this fall after HoCo and tournaments.


Ranking these teams is a joke.
No one is MD has beaten Hawks in 2 years. This summer several teams dropped out of tournaments or asked to go to a B bracket so they didnt have to play Hawks. Your club owners and coaches should give you money back for ducking
Hawks Dad,
Since you can't get a good game in 2026, and you think the other teams are a joke, why don't you play in 2025? Holdbacks or not, how is it helping your kids to keep having easy games? Serious question.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 01:56 AM
assuming you did watch, what are your rankings professor?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 02:08 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, seven 2026 teams are left from spring 2019 Elite - Hawks, Looneys, 91, BLC, Madlax, FCA, and Crabs. Four more think they belong in the discussion - VLC, NextLevel, AYLC, and True.

Anybody care to rank these eleven teams, and to suggest any other teams I have forgotten?

Hawks
Madlax
BLC
91
FCA
Crabs
VLC
Next lever
Looney
AYLC
TRUE

This is a complete waste of time as these teams are all in the middle of tryouts and there are major changes happening.

Best time to revisit is later this fall after HoCo and tournaments.


Ranking these teams is a joke.
No one is MD has beaten Hawks in 2 years. This summer several teams dropped out of tournaments or asked to go to a B bracket so they didnt have to play Hawks. Your club owners and coaches should give you money back for ducking

Playing the Hawks is a one sided game, nobody wants to play them because it is a waste of time. Seriously, who wants to be playing a game when you are down 10 goals. Kids stop playing when they are down that much. I feel bad for hawks, all that practice and hype but no teams to play. Why would you want to play a team that you know you are going to beat by 10 goals? How is that a good use of anyone’s time?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 03:29 AM
I know someone already pointed it out but Looney’s now has 5-6 recent Forest Hill rec kids on their roster. I realize the kids have to come from somewhere, but what other elite level team could add that many rec players at once and still be competitive?

“Forest Hill south” was good, or maybe call Forest Hill “Looney’s North” and then they can jack their dues way up to become part of Looney’s lacrosse as their feeder team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 09:28 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Did the Hawks add in any specific positions? I kind of assumed watching them at Exposure that they were all set. Their FOFO, goalies, poles and attack looked stacked.
Really Hawks dad, did they?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 12:05 PM
My son went to Hawks tryouts and he didnt make it. He also tried out for 2 other teams which he made. I will say this the Hawks tryout was organized and up tempo. No one was standing around and they had tons of coaches and older players involved. For all the detest Ive read about Hawks, you can see why they are good
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 12:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Okay, seven 2026 teams are left from spring 2019 Elite - Hawks, Looneys, 91, BLC, Madlax, FCA, and Crabs. Four more think they belong in the discussion - VLC, NextLevel, AYLC, and True.

Anybody care to rank these eleven teams, and to suggest any other teams I have forgotten?

Hawks
Madlax
BLC
91
FCA
Crabs
VLC
Next lever
Looney
AYLC
TRUE

This is a complete waste of time as these teams are all in the middle of tryouts and there are major changes happening.

Best time to revisit is later this fall after HoCo and tournaments.


Ranking these teams is a joke.
No one is MD has beaten Hawks in 2 years. This summer several teams dropped out of tournaments or asked to go to a B bracket so they didnt have to play Hawks. Your club owners and coaches should give you money back for ducking

Playing the Hawks is a one sided game, nobody wants to play them because it is a waste of time. Seriously, who wants to be playing a game when you are down 10 goals. Kids stop playing when they are down that much. I feel bad for hawks, all that practice and hype but no teams to play. Why would you want to play a team that you know you are going to beat by 10 goals? How is that a good use of anyone’s time?

Solid attitude. Enjoy teaching your kid mediocre is the road to travel. Jesus man.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 01:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
My son went to Hawks tryouts and he didnt make it. He also tried out for 2 other teams which he made. I will say this the Hawks tryout was organized and up tempo. No one was standing around and they had tons of coaches and older players involved. For all the detest Ive read about Hawks, you can see why they are good

Agreed. My 2026 son didn't try out, but my 2028 did. 45-50 kids I think at that age. Very well run high paced tryouts. haven't heard if he made it yet.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 01:30 PM
Still waiting for an answer why Hawks don't play in 2025. I am tired of the holdback debate, but there is no debate that (a) they win all their games against local teams by big margins; (b) they have no respect for those teams.

If I were running the Hawks 2026 team, I would have them play Elite national teams (Lax Black, Tigers, etc) but play 2025 in Hoco and local tournaments so they were challenged each week. Might be less fun for the Dads, but would be in the players' best interest.

Can a Hawks Dad explain why they don't do that?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 01:37 PM
Thanks Hawks Dads. News flash, other teams also run tryouts that are well organized, fast paced, with lots of coaches on the field and older kids helping out. Believe it or not, the good rec teams run tryouts that way too. But I guess the Hawks do it better and that is the reason they have won every game in two years by 10 goals or so; I guess other teams' coaches should come watch your tryouts and learn all the secrets!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 02:19 PM
You are making a fool out of yourself. It wasn't a Hawks Dad who posted about the organized tryout. It was a dad whose kid didn't make the team. As an impartial observer you need to relax. These are kids playing a game. Maybe you could just love your kid and enjoy watching them play, work hard, and push himself regardless of the outcome. Lots of people on here weren't hugged enough as kids and are likely repeating the cycle.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads. News flash, other teams also run tryouts that are well organized, fast paced, with lots of coaches on the field and older kids helping out. Believe it or not, the good rec teams run tryouts that way too. But I guess the Hawks do it better and that is the reason they have won every game in two years by 10 goals or so; I guess other teams' coaches should come watch your tryouts and learn all the secrets!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 02:39 PM
My son tried out for Hawks also and did not make it. Despite the expected disappointment I too was incredibly impressed by the pace, high expectation for greatness, incredible organization and amount of personnel committed to manage the process. My son told me on ride home that he now understands why all the strong players want to land there because they play with other strong players who are focused on being better that only makes them stronger. At end of tryout one of the coaches told the parents and kids we have had kids not make it on their first tryout who came back the next year and made the team. My son will be back next year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 02:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You are making a fool out of yourself. It wasn't a Hawks Dad who posted about the organized tryout. It was a dad whose kid didn't make the team. As an impartial observer you need to relax. These are kids playing a game. Maybe you could just love your kid and enjoy watching them play, work hard, and push himself regardless of the outcome. Lots of people on here weren't hugged enough as kids and are likely repeating the cycle.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads. News flash, other teams also run tryouts that are well organized, fast paced, with lots of coaches on the field and older kids helping out. Believe it or not, the good rec teams run tryouts that way too. But I guess the Hawks do it better and that is the reason they have won every game in two years by 10 goals or so; I guess other teams' coaches should come watch your tryouts and learn all the secrets!

He is on to something "I guess other teams' coaches should come watch your tryouts and learn all the secrets!" Couldn't hurt!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 03:06 PM
Any VLC dads on here or anyone who was at their final game at Blue Hen yesterday? I heard a referees report had to be filed with the tourney directors against VLC...never a good sign.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 04:04 PM
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 04:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any VLC dads on here or anyone who was at their final game at Blue Hen yesterday? I heard a referees report had to be filed with the tourney directors against VLC...never a good sign.

If this was VLC 2026 vs NL 2026, I was there. Didn't notice any behavior from either team (players/coaches/parents) that would have merited any kind of report. Close game, VLC looked better and deserved the win. Goalie in particular, made some big saves that kept VLC in front.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 04:17 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any VLC dads on here or anyone who was at their final game at Blue Hen yesterday? I heard a referees report had to be filed with the tourney directors against VLC...never a good sign.

I would guess it was related to the D dads that yell "Make him pay for coming inside!!" 6-10 times a game.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 04:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

I think it is the direct lack of respect for your dense question that no one is answering.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 04:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

BLC dad. I have a 2026 & 2025 player. My son's 2025 team played the 2026 Hawks 2 springs ago at the NL preseason tournament at the soccer plex. We beat them, but they hung with us. I think they played the Crabs and someone else too. No idea how they did in those games.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 04:34 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any VLC dads on here or anyone who was at their final game at Blue Hen yesterday? I heard a referees report had to be filed with the tourney directors against VLC...never a good sign.

If this was VLC 2026 vs NL 2026, I was there. Didn't notice any behavior from either team (players/coaches/parents) that would have merited any kind of report. Close game, VLC looked better and deserved the win. Goalie in particular, made some big saves that kept VLC in front.

Good for you, sounds like you guys found your perfect level of competition. A few weeks too late.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 04:37 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?


Every fall the last two years and then in the spring with scrimmages before HOCO - playing 2025 weve lost every game and every game was close. Thanks for asking
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 04:46 PM
I don't know about a referee's report, and I don't think anybody who actually knows about such a report would talk about it on this board. But here is what I saw and heard.

A VLC player told an injured PA Rough rider to "stay down," with profanity. After the game the VLC coaches sent the player to the PA sideline to apologize, and the RR coach told the VLC player to get lost, also with profanity. Then on the opposite side of the field a PA RR parent approached the VLC parents, looking for the player's parents, to "let them know" what their son said. This led to some debate by both teams' parents, but fortunately nobody was knocked unconscious, as in the fight between PA RR and FCA two weeks ago. Then everybody cooled down and went home.

According to this Board, during the recent fight where the FCA player was injured, a RR Dad ran onto the field and challenged everybody to a fight - could a PR RR parent confirm if the man in the white shirt yesterday who tried to find the VLC player's parents is the same guy?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 05:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

What is your point? They aren't losing so they should play up until they lose? If not they are somehow the problem? Or is it that they should leave Hoco 26 so some other team gets a chance?
It's not their job to make the other teams better, they can do whatever they want I doubt they care what you think.

And no I'm not a Hawks 26 parent.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 05:35 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any VLC dads on here or anyone who was at their final game at Blue Hen yesterday? I heard a referees report had to be filed with the tourney directors against VLC...never a good sign.

If this was VLC 2026 vs NL 2026, I was there. Didn't notice any behavior from either team (players/coaches/parents) that would have merited any kind of report. Close game, VLC looked better and deserved the win. Goalie in particular, made some big saves that kept VLC in front.

How is 7-2 a close game?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 05:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any VLC dads on here or anyone who was at their final game at Blue Hen yesterday? I heard a referees report had to be filed with the tourney directors against VLC...never a good sign.

If this was VLC 2026 vs NL 2026, I was there. Didn't notice any behavior from either team (players/coaches/parents) that would have merited any kind of report. Close game, VLC looked better and deserved the win. Goalie in particular, made some big saves that kept VLC in front.

How is 7-2 a close game?

If I recall it got within 1-2 goals in the second half, then VLC pulled away. Any other questions?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 06:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
According to this Board, during the recent fight where the FCA player was injured, a RR Dad ran onto the field and challenged everybody to a fight - could a PR RR parent confirm if the man in the white shirt yesterday who tried to find the VLC player's parents is the same guy?
The RR guy in question from yesterday is not a 2026 parent or coach....he is affiliated with other teams in the club. Stay the F down is a ridiculous thing for a 12 yr old to say after a cheap shot that was flagged. I get the frustration of losing which led to the cheap shot (not right, but understandable), but once you know you hurt someone intentionally you should feel like an stunad and apologize not run your mouth and prove you’re poorly parented. Kids will be kids, but parents need to set better examples. Win with class, lose with class (unless you are the Hawks...then just win with class).
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 06:26 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Any VLC dads on here or anyone who was at their final game at Blue Hen yesterday? I heard a referees report had to be filed with the tourney directors against VLC...never a good sign.

I would guess it was related to the D dads that yell "Make him pay for coming inside!!" 6-10 times a game.
If D dads yelling make him pay is cause for a report, the refs at every tournament would be writing an awful lot of them!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 06:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I don't know about a referee's report, and I don't think anybody who actually knows about such a report would talk about it on this board. But here is what I saw and heard.

A VLC player told an injured PA Rough rider to "stay down," with profanity. After the game the VLC coaches sent the player to the PA sideline to apologize, and the RR coach told the VLC player to get lost, also with profanity. Then on the opposite side of the field a PA RR parent approached the VLC parents, looking for the player's parents, to "let them know" what their son said. This led to some debate by both teams' parents, but fortunately nobody was knocked unconscious, as in the fight between PA RR and FCA two weeks ago. Then everybody cooled down and went home.

According to this Board, during the recent fight where the FCA player was injured, a RR Dad ran onto the field and challenged everybody to a fight - could a PR RR parent confirm if the man in the white shirt yesterday who tried to find the VLC player's parents is the same guy?

From watching VLC at Summer Exposure, I would bet it was the long pole who told the kid that, "maybe after making him pay for coming inside". The same one that had a penalty or two for mouthing off to the ref at Summer Exposure.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 07:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hawks continue to add players....

Was it the FCA Attackman; rumor is their best attackman jumped ship. That can't be good knowing that is their weakest link.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 07:49 PM
I didn’t see the incident but I have seen many like it. I bet the VLC kid learned from the experience; but the Roughrider coach who cursed out the kid, and the RR parent who tried to confront the boy’s parents, probably not.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 07:49 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

What is your point? They aren't losing so they should play up until they lose? If not they are somehow the problem? Or is it that they should leave Hoco 26 so some other team gets a chance?
It's not their job to make the other teams better, they can do whatever they want I doubt they care what you think.

And no I'm not a Hawks 26 parent.

Do the Hawks like playing against teams that they beat by 10?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 07:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

What is your point? They aren't losing so they should play up until they lose? If not they are somehow the problem? Or is it that they should leave Hoco 26 so some other team gets a chance?
It's not their job to make the other teams better, they can do whatever they want I doubt they care what you think.

And no I'm not a Hawks 26 parent.

Do the Hawks like playing against teams that they beat by 10?

LOL, go away.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 08:02 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

What is your point? They aren't losing so they should play up until they lose? If not they are somehow the problem? Or is it that they should leave Hoco 26 so some other team gets a chance?
It's not their job to make the other teams better, they can do whatever they want I doubt they care what you think.

And no I'm not a Hawks 26 parent.

Do the Hawks like playing against teams that they beat by 10?


Hawks played at NAL, NLF and Summer Exposure this summer. All the scores are available on TourneyMachine, you give them to much credit.

They beat no team this summer by more then 8 goals, and only scored more than 10 goals a couple of times.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 08:09 PM
I am not a Hawks parent; but the whining about playing up and do you enjoy beating teams by 10 has this blog reaching a new low. While not trying to contrast pro sports for 12 yo lax I offer the following as examples as to how insane your comments are. When the Steelers won 3 Super Bowls in the 70’s I am sure they had a really bad time winning year after year. Same thing for Tiger Woods in his golf prime. “Tiger can you stop playing as it cannot be fun beating these other guys who work and are committed to winning as much as you are. Why don’t you join the pro bowling tour?” I am sure Jordan was in constant depression winning so many times in his career.

Please stop with the whining, telling these boys they need to play out of their class year, etc as it is embarrassing to all of the parents and kids on other teams who work their but off to get better with the single goal to beat all the teams they play, including the Hawks who one day will face reversion to the mean as other kids grow and talent levels level off.

Do the kids on the Hawks have fun winning allot? I am sure they do, as Al Davis always said to his teams....”just win baby”!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 08:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

What is your point? They aren't losing so they should play up until they lose? If not they are somehow the problem? Or is it that they should leave Hoco 26 so some other team gets a chance?
It's not their job to make the other teams better, they can do whatever they want I doubt they care what you think.

And no I'm not a Hawks 26 parent.

Do the Hawks like playing against teams that they beat by 10?

Apparently yes. I guess my question in response is; Why do you care so much?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 08:17 PM
So the Roughrider guy in the white shirt who went looking for the VLC player’s parents had no connection to either team in the game, but was patrolling random tournament games and confronting other clubs’ parents on the sidelines. Okay, got it. In the future if he has a problem with an opposing player, rather than picking fights with parents, maybe he should talk to the coach, who in this case was already aware and dealing with it. Kudos to the VLC coach for sending the player to apologize. I hope the white shirt guy had a talk with the RR’s own coaches about what they said when the player apologized.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 08:25 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

What is your point? They aren't losing so they should play up until they lose? If not they are somehow the problem? Or is it that they should leave Hoco 26 so some other team gets a chance?
It's not their job to make the other teams better, they can do whatever they want I doubt they care what you think.

And no I'm not a Hawks 26 parent.

Do the Hawks like playing against teams that they beat by 10?

Yes
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 08:35 PM
Their Dads sure do!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 08:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

What is your point? They aren't losing so they should play up until they lose? If not they are somehow the problem? Or is it that they should leave Hoco 26 so some other team gets a chance?
It's not their job to make the other teams better, they can do whatever they want I doubt they care what you think.

And no I'm not a Hawks 26 parent.

Do the Hawks like playing against teams that they beat by 10?

Apparently yes. I guess my question in response is; Why do you care so much?

Because he must have a son on a team that hasn't given them a good game and loses by 10 each time.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 09:00 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

What is your point? They aren't losing so they should play up until they lose? If not they are somehow the problem? Or is it that they should leave Hoco 26 so some other team gets a chance?
It's not their job to make the other teams better, they can do whatever they want I doubt they care what you think.

And no I'm not a Hawks 26 parent.

Do the Hawks like playing against teams that they beat by 10?

Resounding Yes ! It is much better than losing by 10. Any other life questions I can help you with?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 09:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I am not a Hawks parent; but the whining about playing up and do you enjoy beating teams by 10 has this blog reaching a new low. While not trying to contrast pro sports for 12 yo lax I offer the following as examples as to how insane your comments are. When the Steelers won 3 Super Bowls in the 70’s I am sure they had a really bad time winning year after year. Same thing for Tiger Woods in his golf prime. “Tiger can you stop playing as it cannot be fun beating these other guys who work and are committed to winning as much as you are. Why don’t you join the pro bowling tour?” I am sure Jordan was in constant depression winning so many times in his career.

Please stop with the whining, telling these boys they need to play out of their class year, etc as it is embarrassing to all of the parents and kids on other teams who work their but off to get better with the single goal to beat all the teams they play, including the Hawks who one day will face reversion to the mean as other kids grow and talent levels level off.

Do the kids on the Hawks have fun winning allot? I am sure they do, as Al Davis always said to his teams....”just win baby”!!!


What is embarrassing is boasting about your record when you clearly have an unfair hold back advantage.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 09:27 PM
PA RR dad is a toolbox.
Causing problems every tournament.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 09:30 PM
What best attackman did FCA lose to Hawks?
Did their attack score this year?
Fake news.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 09:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
So the Roughrider guy in the white shirt who went looking for the VLC player’s parents had no connection to either team in the game, but was patrolling random tournament games and confronting other clubs’ parents on the sidelines. Okay, got it. In the future if he has a problem with an opposing player, rather than picking fights with parents, maybe he should talk to the coach, who in this case was already aware and dealing with it. Kudos to the VLC coach for sending the player to apologize. I hope the white shirt guy had a talk with the RR’s own coaches about what they said when the player apologized.
Agreed the RR guy should not have gotten involved. Also, he should know telling a parent is pointless as it’s obviously on them if their son yelled at a kid he just cheap shotted. That isn’t a one off type of behavior so I’m sure they are already aware. If he was not a coach or parent yet took charge of the incident I think it’s pretty clear who he was. I’m sure your kid was embarrassed by his words and actions and was trying to cover it up by blaming the opposing coaches.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 09:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Their Dads sure do!

The parents live seeing their second and third line kids beating your top kids. It’s called depth. Many of these backups for Hawks would take your kids starting spots. FACTS
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 09:57 PM
FCA is a sinking ship.
Lost their best attackman to Hawks and lost their best defenseman to 91. They may need to move down a division in HOCO.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 10:38 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Their Dads sure do!

The parents live seeing their second and third line kids beating your top kids. It’s called depth. Many of these backups for Hawks would take your kids starting spots. FACTS

uh huh
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 11:08 PM
If it were my son I might encourage him to be a starter on another team rather than riding the bench on the Hawks so Dads can brag about depth.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/17/20 11:33 PM
There was no FCA attack to Hawks. Some people are crazy.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 12:10 AM
I’ve heard the 2026 Hawks are going to play 2025 division in HOCO this season. Is this true?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 12:18 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
So the Roughrider guy in the white shirt who went looking for the VLC player’s parents had no connection to either team in the game, but was patrolling random tournament games and confronting other clubs’ parents on the sidelines. Okay, got it. In the future if he has a problem with an opposing player, rather than picking fights with parents, maybe he should talk to the coach, who in this case was already aware and dealing with it. Kudos to the VLC coach for sending the player to apologize. I hope the white shirt guy had a talk with the RR’s own coaches about what they said when the player apologized.
Agreed the RR guy should not have gotten involved. Also, he should know telling a parent is pointless as it’s obviously on them if their son yelled at a kid he just cheap shotted. That isn’t a one off type of behavior so I’m sure they are already aware. If he was not a coach or parent yet took charge of the incident I think it’s pretty clear who he was. I’m sure your kid was embarrassed by his words and actions and was trying to cover it up by blaming the opposing coaches.
No, actually it's not clear who the white shirt guy from RR is. An earlier post said that he is part of the PA RR organization but not a parent or coach of the 2026 team, so it is strange that an innocent bystander would lose his cool, search out the parents of a certain player, and provoke the parents on both teams into an argument. Can you clarify who he is and why he was involved?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 12:23 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Their Dads sure do!



The parents live seeing their second and third line kids beating your top kids. It’s called depth. Many of these backups for Hawks would take your kids starting spots. FACTS

Not a single kid on Hawks that would take my kids spot. FACT.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 12:39 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Their Dads sure do!



The parents live seeing their second and third line kids beating your top kids. It’s called depth. Many of these backups for Hawks would take your kids starting spots. FACTS

Not a single kid on Hawks that would take my kids spot. FACT.


Your kid couldn’t make Hawks or he’d be one
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 12:40 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

What is your point? They aren't losing so they should play up until they lose? If not they are somehow the problem? Or is it that they should leave Hoco 26 so some other team gets a chance?
It's not their job to make the other teams better, they can do whatever they want I doubt they care what you think.

And no I'm not a Hawks 26 parent.

Do the Hawks like playing against teams that they beat by 10?

Resounding Yes ! It is much better than losing by 10. Any other life questions I can help you with?

Yes, I have another life question. What is the optimal number of hold backs a team should carry?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 12:55 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You are making a fool out of yourself. It wasn't a Hawks Dad who posted about the organized tryout. It was a dad whose kid didn't make the team. As an impartial observer you need to relax. These are kids playing a game. Maybe you could just love your kid and enjoy watching them play, work hard, and push himself regardless of the outcome. Lots of people on here weren't hugged enough as kids and are likely repeating the cycle.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads. News flash, other teams also run tryouts that are well organized, fast paced, with lots of coaches on the field and older kids helping out. Believe it or not, the good rec teams run tryouts that way too. But I guess the Hawks do it better and that is the reason they have won every game in two years by 10 goals or so; I guess other teams' coaches should come watch your tryouts and learn all the secrets!
It was a hawks dad who was cut from the team
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 12:59 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

I think it is the direct lack of respect for your dense question that no one is answering.
It’s not a dense question. It’s a legit one. Why don’t they play up? All they do is talk about how no one can beat them in 2026. So play up. I didn’t ask the question, but would love an answer as well. Heck why doesn't the coaching staff chime in and tell us.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 01:06 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
[quote=Anonymous]Their Dads sure do!



The parents live seeing their second and third line kids beating your top kids. It’s called depth. Many of these backups for Hawks would take your kids starting spots. FACTS

Not a single kid on Hawks that would take my kids spot. FACT.[/quote

Easy. No one is interested in your kids rec spot. It's safe.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 01:06 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Their Dads sure do!
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Their Dads sure do!

The parents live seeing their second and third line kids beating your top kids. It’s called depth. Many of these backups for Hawks would take your kids starting spots. FACTS

uh huh
Backups have to play to beat up
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 01:08 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Their Dads sure do!



The parents live seeing their second and third line kids beating your top kids. It’s called depth. Many of these backups for Hawks would take your kids starting spots. FACTS

Not a single kid on Hawks that would take my kids spot. FACT.
I like your confidence. Can we be friends? Are you a glass half full kind of guy?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 01:56 AM
I saw FCA play twice this summer and I don’t think any of their attack would make the Hawks roster.

Not a Hawks parent, although I know that disclaimer lacks credibility.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 02:34 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
[quote=Anonymous]Their Dads sure do!



The parents live seeing their second and third line kids beating your top kids. It’s called depth. Many of these backups for Hawks would take your kids starting spots. FACTS

Not a single kid on Hawks that would take my kids spot. FACT.[/quote

Easy. No one is interested in your kids rec spot. It's safe.

And no one is interested in your kids bench warming Hawks spot.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 02:49 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Their Dads sure do!

The parents live seeing their second and third line kids beating your top kids. It’s called depth. Many of these backups for Hawks would take your kids starting spots. FACTS

Must be proud to call your son "depth". Standing on the sidelines sweating his butt off so you can tell everyone your kid is on the Hawks! Some kids need the Hawks to be relevant, mine doesn't!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 03:14 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I saw FCA play twice this summer and I don’t think any of their attack would make the Hawks roster.

Not a Hawks parent, although I know that disclaimer lacks credibility.
FCA is so poorly coached, you could’ve watched them twice and never seen their best attack get on the field. I hope that big attackman does go elsewhere for his own good and development.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 04:46 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

I think it is the direct lack of respect for your dense question that no one is answering.
It’s not a dense question. It’s a legit one. Why don’t they play up? All they do is talk about how no one can beat them in 2026. So play up. I didn’t ask the question, but would love an answer as well. Heck why doesn't the coaching staff chime in and tell us.

Yeah, Pretty sure none of the coaches or any Dad’s who actually played the game at a high level are on these forums!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 10:39 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

I think it is the direct lack of respect for your dense question that no one is answering.
It’s not a dense question. It’s a legit one. Why don’t they play up? All they do is talk about how no one can beat them in 2026. So play up. I didn’t ask the question, but would love an answer as well. Heck why doesn't the coaching staff chime in and tell us.

Yeah, Pretty sure none of the coaches or any Dad’s who actually played the game at a high level are on these forums!

I have seen a lot of posts explaining how playing against hold backs makes players get better and how this would prepare kids for HS lacrosse when they would play against kids several years older. So if that is the true, it makes total sense that the Hawks should play up. How can the Hawks players prepare for HS competition when they always play against weaker and smaller opponents? It's great that they win all of their games but at what cost? Are we witnessing a train wreck come HS?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 10:42 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Their Dads sure do!
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Their Dads sure do!

The parents live seeing their second and third line kids beating your top kids. It’s called depth. Many of these backups for Hawks would take your kids starting spots. FACTS

uh huh
Backups have to play to beat up

Nice, keep you kid on the hawks as a second and third line. Nobody recruits backups. Good luck.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 10:44 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

I think it is the direct lack of respect for your dense question that no one is answering.
It’s not a dense question. It’s a legit one. Why don’t they play up? All they do is talk about how no one can beat them in 2026. So play up. I didn’t ask the question, but would love an answer as well. Heck why doesn't the coaching staff chime in and tell us.

Yeah, Pretty sure none of the coaches or any Dad’s who actually played the game at a high level are on these forums!
Joke is on you if you think they don’t.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 10:57 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Their Dads sure do!

The parents live seeing their second and third line kids beating your top kids. It’s called depth. Many of these backups for Hawks would take your kids starting spots. FACTS

Must be proud to call your son "depth". Standing on the sidelines sweating his butt off so you can tell everyone your kid is on the Hawks! Some kids need the Hawks to be relevant, mine doesn't!

Your kids is already irrelevant so no one cares. Thanks for making Hawks parents feel special by coming here and jock riding their entire team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 11:16 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

I think it is the direct lack of respect for your dense question that no one is answering.
It’s not a dense question. It’s a legit one. Why don’t they play up? All they do is talk about how no one can beat them in 2026. So play up. I didn’t ask the question, but would love an answer as well. Heck why doesn't the coaching staff chime in and tell us.

Yeah, Pretty sure none of the coaches or any Dad’s who actually played the game at a high level are on these forums!

I have seen a lot of posts explaining how playing against hold backs makes players get better and how this would prepare kids for HS lacrosse when they would play against kids several years older. So if that is the true, it makes total sense that the Hawks should play up. How can the Hawks players prepare for HS competition when they always play against weaker and smaller opponents? It's great that they win all of their games but at what cost? Are we witnessing a train wreck come HS?

Okay, you convinced them. They are going to play 2025 this Spring and PLL in the Summer. Now please go away. You make them out to me some kind of Gods. You look like a fanboy!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 11:39 AM
A lot of Hawks actually do need this forum to feel special. A couple of weeks ago a Hawks parent defended their excessive holdbacks by talking about the cars that opposing teams parents drive. Kind of sad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 12:34 PM
Are we going to hear further from the PA RR crowd about white shirt guy who tried to confront opposing parents in Delaware - is he the same guy who ran on the field against FCA, or does the RR team have multiple whacko's?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 12:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

I think it is the direct lack of respect for your dense question that no one is answering.
It’s not a dense question. It’s a legit one. Why don’t they play up? All they do is talk about how no one can beat them in 2026. So play up. I didn’t ask the question, but would love an answer as well. Heck why doesn't the coaching staff chime in and tell us.

Yeah, Pretty sure none of the coaches or any Dad’s who actually played the game at a high level are on these forums!
Joke is on you if you think they don’t.
Then I guess the joke is on me too because I didn't think the coaches read this forum either; maybe the Daddy coaches, but hopefully not the real coaches.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 12:59 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

I think it is the direct lack of respect for your dense question that no one is answering.
It’s not a dense question. It’s a legit one. Why don’t they play up? All they do is talk about how no one can beat them in 2026. So play up. I didn’t ask the question, but would love an answer as well. Heck why doesn't the coaching staff chime in and tell us.

Yeah, Pretty sure none of the coaches or any Dad’s who actually played the game at a high level are on these forums!

I have seen a lot of posts explaining how playing against hold backs makes players get better and how this would prepare kids for HS lacrosse when they would play against kids several years older. So if that is the true, it makes total sense that the Hawks should play up. How can the Hawks players prepare for HS competition when they always play against weaker and smaller opponents? It's great that they win all of their games but at what cost? Are we witnessing a train wreck come HS?

Okay, you convinced them. They are going to play 2025 this Spring and PLL in the Summer. Now please go away. You make them out to me some kind of Gods. You look like a fanboy!

I agree with 2025 makes sense to me.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 01:24 PM
I have seen a lot of posts explaining how playing against hold backs makes players get better and how this would prepare kids for HS lacrosse when they would play against kids several years older. So if that is the true, it makes total sense that the Hawks should play up. How can the Hawks players prepare for HS competition when they always play against weaker and smaller opponents? It's great that they win all of their games but at what cost? Are we witnessing a train wreck come HS?[/quote]

Okay, you convinced them. They are going to play 2025 this Spring and PLL in the Summer. Now please go away. You make them out to me some kind of Gods. You look like a fanboy![/quote]

I agree with 2025 makes sense to me.[/quote]

My son plays 2026, not Hawks. I know of 3 hold backs on his team. I am guessing that you know of hold back on your son's team as well. Stop whining.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 01:32 PM
Yeah, Pretty sure none of the coaches or any Dad’s who actually played the game at a high level are on these forums![/quote]

I have seen a lot of posts explaining how playing against hold backs makes players get better and how this would prepare kids for HS lacrosse when they would play against kids several years older. So if that is the true, it makes total sense that the Hawks should play up. How can the Hawks players prepare for HS competition when they always play against weaker and smaller opponents? It's great that they win all of their games but at what cost? Are we witnessing a train wreck come HS?[/quote]

Okay, you convinced them. They are going to play 2025 this Spring and PLL in the Summer. Now please go away. You make them out to me some kind of Gods. You look like a fanboy![/quote]

I agree with 2025 makes sense to me.[/quote]

What team does your son play for?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 01:35 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

I think it is the direct lack of respect for your dense question that no one is answering.
It’s not a dense question. It’s a legit one. Why don’t they play up? All they do is talk about how no one can beat them in 2026. So play up. I didn’t ask the question, but would love an answer as well. Heck why doesn't the coaching staff chime in and tell us.

Yeah, Pretty sure none of the coaches or any Dad’s who actually played the game at a high level are on these forums!

I have seen a lot of posts explaining how playing against hold backs makes players get better and how this would prepare kids for HS lacrosse when they would play against kids several years older. So if that is the true, it makes total sense that the Hawks should play up. How can the Hawks players prepare for HS competition when they always play against weaker and smaller opponents? It's great that they win all of their games but at what cost? Are we witnessing a train wreck come HS?

And this, in a nutshell, is the failure of this forum.

What this forum has become is an arrogant subset of parents, from a dominant and very well developed and coached seventh grade lacrosse team, gloating and trying to convince us that our teams and boys will never amount to anything. That then creates the retaliation from everyone else.

What this forum could be, is a place where parents could exchange ideas and information on how best to develop their sons prior to High School when the responsibility of development during Middle School, largely falls on our shoulders.

As an example, there have been numerous studies, if you actually care to educate yourself, in the Birth Year sports like Hockey and Soccer, that show that playing down, and not up, is actually the way to develop faster. There are exceptions to this rule but we don't have time to get into those.

That is why holding your kid back, although not usually the ethical thing to do, actually works as long as he has the genetics and work ethic to carry him to the next level in high School and College.

I have all kinds of other good development strategies that you could employ outside of your sons program, that I have gotten from mentors in this industry that know what they are talking about and if you knew who my son was, you would know that those strategies work.

But no one actually wants to enter into any kind of real exchange of information on this useless forum so you will go back to bashing each other.

I'm done coming on here. I'm not learning anything here that will help my son be a better player.

Good luck with your sons development and I truly hope that his goals are realized now and in the future.

signed,

Not a Hawk Dad that has a son on another HoCo Elite team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 02:17 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
A lot of Hawks actually do need this forum to feel special. A couple of weeks ago a Hawks parent defended their excessive holdbacks by talking about the cars that opposing teams parents drive. Kind of sad.

How do you remember what happened here a couple weeks ago. I thought my life was boring.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 02:20 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

I think it is the direct lack of respect for your dense question that no one is answering.
It’s not a dense question. It’s a legit one. Why don’t they play up? All they do is talk about how no one can beat them in 2026. So play up. I didn’t ask the question, but would love an answer as well. Heck why doesn't the coaching staff chime in and tell us.

Yeah, Pretty sure none of the coaches or any Dad’s who actually played the game at a high level are on these forums!

I have seen a lot of posts explaining how playing against hold backs makes players get better and how this would prepare kids for HS lacrosse when they would play against kids several years older. So if that is the true, it makes total sense that the Hawks should play up. How can the Hawks players prepare for HS competition when they always play against weaker and smaller opponents? It's great that they win all of their games but at what cost? Are we witnessing a train wreck come HS?

And this, in a nutshell, is the failure of this forum.

What this forum has become is an arrogant subset of parents, from a dominant and very well developed and coached seventh grade lacrosse team, gloating and trying to convince us that our teams and boys will never amount to anything. That then creates the retaliation from everyone else.

What this forum could be, is a place where parents could exchange ideas and information on how best to develop their sons prior to High School when the responsibility of development during Middle School, largely falls on our shoulders.

As an example, there have been numerous studies, if you actually care to educate yourself, in the Birth Year sports like Hockey and Soccer, that show that playing down, and not up, is actually the way to develop faster. There are exceptions to this rule but we don't have time to get into those.

That is why holding your kid back, although not usually the ethical thing to do, actually works as long as he has the genetics and work ethic to carry him to the next level in high School and College.

I have all kinds of other good development strategies that you could employ outside of your sons program, that I have gotten from mentors in this industry that know what they are talking about and if you knew who my son was, you would know that those strategies work.

But no one actually wants to enter into any kind of real exchange of information on this useless forum so you will go back to bashing each other.

I'm done coming on here. I'm not learning anything here that will help my son be a better player.

Good luck with your sons development and I truly hope that his goals are realized now and in the future.

signed,

Not a Hawk Dad that has a son on another HoCo Elite team.

TLDR
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 02:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Thanks Hawks Dads for the reports on your awesome tryouts. Still waiting for one of you to answer why Hawks don’t play local 2025 teams. Your lack of respect for every local 2026 team is obvious, so why are you afraid to take on teams that you consider your peers?

I think it is the direct lack of respect for your dense question that no one is answering.
It’s not a dense question. It’s a legit one. Why don’t they play up? All they do is talk about how no one can beat them in 2026. So play up. I didn’t ask the question, but would love an answer as well. Heck why doesn't the coaching staff chime in and tell us.

Yeah, Pretty sure none of the coaches or any Dad’s who actually played the game at a high level are on these forums!

I have seen a lot of posts explaining how playing against hold backs makes players get better and how this would prepare kids for HS lacrosse when they would play against kids several years older. So if that is the true, it makes total sense that the Hawks should play up. How can the Hawks players prepare for HS competition when they always play against weaker and smaller opponents? It's great that they win all of their games but at what cost? Are we witnessing a train wreck come HS?

And this, in a nutshell, is the failure of this forum.

What this forum has become is an arrogant subset of parents, from a dominant and very well developed and coached seventh grade lacrosse team, gloating and trying to convince us that our teams and boys will never amount to anything. That then creates the retaliation from everyone else.

What this forum could be, is a place where parents could exchange ideas and information on how best to develop their sons prior to High School when the responsibility of development during Middle School, largely falls on our shoulders.

As an example, there have been numerous studies, if you actually care to educate yourself, in the Birth Year sports like Hockey and Soccer, that show that playing down, and not up, is actually the way to develop faster. There are exceptions to this rule but we don't have time to get into those.

That is why holding your kid back, although not usually the ethical thing to do, actually works as long as he has the genetics and work ethic to carry him to the next level in high School and College.

I have all kinds of other good development strategies that you could employ outside of your sons program, that I have gotten from mentors in this industry that know what they are talking about and if you knew who my son was, you would know that those strategies work.

But no one actually wants to enter into any kind of real exchange of information on this useless forum so you will go back to bashing each other.

I'm done coming on here. I'm not learning anything here that will help my son be a better player.

Good luck with your sons development and I truly hope that his goals are realized now and in the future.

signed,

Not a Hawk Dad that has a son on another HoCo Elite team.

Could you share those studies with the forum please?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region - 08/18/20 02:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous