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Posted By: TM@BOTC Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/01/17 01:32 PM
It's the start of the Fall 2017/Summer 2018 season. Use this thread for your posts regarding this age group
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/01/17 02:16 PM
wth! 2027's are rising 3rd graders. That's 10 year olds (12 in Maryland)! Isn't that a little too young to be driving up and down the turnpike all summer?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/01/17 02:35 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
wth! 2027's are rising 3rd graders. That's 10 year olds (12 in Maryland)! Isn't that a little too young to be driving up and down the turnpike all summer?


Not sure what age you were when you were going into 3rd grade. I hope it wasn't 10!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/01/17 03:23 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
wth! 2027's are rising 3rd graders. That's 10 year olds (12 in Maryland)! Isn't that a little too young to be driving up and down the turnpike all summer?


Not sure what age you were when you were going into 3rd grade. I hope it wasn't 10!


Based on his math skills, it's certainly possible.

Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/01/17 03:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
wth! 2027's are rising 3rd graders. That's 10 year olds (12 in Maryland)! Isn't that a little too young to be driving up and down the turnpike all summer?


?!?!?!?! My rising 5th grader (2025) is still 9.... 10 in September.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/01/17 03:51 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
[quote=Anonymous]wth! 2027's are rising 3rd graders. That's 10 year olds (12 in Maryland)! Isn't that a little too young to be driving up and down the turnpike all summer?


Not sure what age you were when you were going into 3rd grade. I hope it wasn't 10!

One of my daughters is 11 and will be entering 7th grade she'll turn 12 this later this fall.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/01/17 04:08 PM
Probably from Maryland and trying to be funny.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/01/17 08:24 PM
My daughter is a 2027. She's learning to play goalie and has potential. Does anyone team offer training? Is it to early to do travel?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/01/17 11:09 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
My daughter is a 2027. She's learning to play goalie and has potential. Does anyone team offer training? Is it to early to do travel?


Potential based on what?? She is 8 or 9 years old and played 1 season of PAL?? Goalies at this age are closing their eyes and hoping to stop something. Great she wants to try it but I wouldn't pigeon hole her yet (I have a son that is several years older and a goalie)
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/02/17 01:36 AM
She's playing with 2024 and 2025 boys and holding her own. Not saying she's the greatest but I'd like her to learn more and improve. Just asking for any info. Thanks
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/02/17 03:04 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
She's playing with 2024 and 2025 boys and holding her own. Not saying she's the greatest but I'd like her to learn more and improve. Just asking for any info. Thanks


Breakout Goalie training. 1:1 training ($80/hour) Guy that runs it is great. Google it for more info.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/02/17 09:01 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
She's playing with 2024 and 2025 boys and holding her own. Not saying she's the greatest but I'd like her to learn more and improve. Just asking for any info. Thanks


Breakout Goalie training. 1:1 training ($80/hour) Guy that runs it is great. Google it for more info.

Thank you
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/02/17 12:40 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
My daughter is a 2027. She's learning to play goalie and has potential. Does anyone team offer training? Is it to early to do travel?


Too early to do travel is a personal and family decision. Once you're in, you're probably in for good - need to ask yourself (and your family) if you want to spend the next 10 June/July's traveling up and down the Jersey Turnpike every other weekend. I'd be more concerned about being too early to decide on playing goalie. At 8 years old, kids should be playing all positions to learn the game, and then if she decides she wants to play goalie, she will have a much better understanding of what's going on in front of her. It will help socially too - the goalie is stuck in the crease while the rest of the girls are running drills, talking and having fun. Plus all that equipment's not very comfortable in 90 degree heat. Don't rush it, plenty of time.

Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/02/17 12:48 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
My daughter is a 2027. She's learning to play goalie and has potential. Does anyone team offer training? Is it to early to do travel?


Too early to do travel is a personal and family decision. Once you're in, you're probably in for good - need to ask yourself (and your family) if you want to spend the next 10 June/July's traveling up and down the Jersey Turnpike every other weekend. I'd be more concerned about being too early to decide on playing goalie. At 8 years old, kids should be playing all positions to learn the game, and then if she decides she wants to play goalie, she will have a much better understanding of what's going on in front of her. It will help socially too - the goalie is stuck in the crease while the rest of the girls are running drills, talking and having fun. Plus all that equipment's not very comfortable in 90 degree heat. Don't rush it, plenty of time.



One more thing I thought of as I hit Post - What if there is a better goalie in her class or ahead of her at school? If all she knows is playing goalie, she rides the bench. If she develops field awareness, stick skills, ability to play defense, etc. she has the option to play in the field instead.

Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/02/17 10:12 PM
I am not a fan of travel at this age. It is a lot of money to spend and they are still just learning. Half of them can't even catch consistently. Personally I would start in 4th grade.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/03/17 01:37 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I am not a fan of travel at this age. It is a lot of money to spend and they are still just learning. Half of them can't even catch consistently. Personally I would start in 4th grade.


I agree. We did it and it was horrible. I wish I'd waited another year. Girls travel in 3rd grade is a frustrating waste of time and money. More than half the team was moved down in 4th grade.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 08/03/17 02:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I am not a fan of travel at this age. It is a lot of money to spend and they are still just learning. Half of them can't even catch consistently. Personally I would start in 4th grade.


I agree. We did it and it was horrible. I wish I'd waited another year. Girls travel in 3rd grade is a frustrating waste of time and money. More than half the team was moved down in 4th grade.


It's too bad it's not like it was a few years ago - where they did not start until 6th grade. That seems to make more sense. Actually, one of our neighbors said that his oldest did not start until 7th grade.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 09/05/17 07:14 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
My daughter is a 2027. She's learning to play goalie and has potential. Does anyone team offer training? Is it to early to do travel?


LI Empire Nassau is fielding a team in this age group this year and has a full time goalie trainer on staff working with all the goalies. They have tryouts this Saturday at 2pm at farmingdale college and the head coach is the JV Wantagh girls coach. They are also doing doing only local tournaments.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 09/05/17 08:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
She's playing with 2024 and 2025 boys and holding her own. Not saying she's the greatest but I'd like her to learn more and improve. Just asking for any info. Thanks


Breakout Goalie training. 1:1 training ($80/hour) Guy that runs it is great. Google it for more info.

27 island training run by a college goalie $45 an hour 16316810240
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 09/05/17 08:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I am not a fan of travel at this age. It is a lot of money to spend and they are still just learning. Half of them can't even catch consistently. Personally I would start in 4th grade.


I agree. We did it and it was horrible. I wish I'd waited another year. Girls travel in 3rd grade is a frustrating waste of time and money. More than half the team was moved down in 4th grade.


It's too bad it's not like it was a few years ago - where they did not start until 6th grade. That seems to make more sense. Actually, one of our neighbors said that his oldest did not start until 7th grade.


Totally agree
3/4 grade is little young
5/6 is good age
7/8 your kid will be just fine maybe better off despite what some may say
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 03/17/18 02:22 AM
What are everyone's thoughts on the helmets at this age? My only daughter is in this group. Someone told me it's optional... any insight?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Girls 2027 - 3rd Grade Fall 2017/Summer 2018 - 03/17/18 03:19 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What are everyone's thoughts on the helmets at this age? My only daughter is in this group. Someone told me it's optional... any insight?


Soft headgear is optional and not needed since there is no checking allowed in pal till 5 grade.
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