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Posted By: CageSage Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/01/11 06:25 PM
Opening a new thread to discuss the entire set of Boys 2016 teams and upcoming tryouts.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/01/11 07:40 PM
Can you start a thread for 2020?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/01/11 07:41 PM
Response to a post on the Express Forum...

"Yeah, I guess there's no reason to show a little loyalty to kids/parents who played for you/paid good money.

There's no issue if the Express (or any club) forms a new team with new tryouts. The issue is poaching players from other clubs DURING THE SEASON and kicking your existing players to the curb.

Doesn't matter - damage is done. The Express leadership has revealed itself to be a bunch of scumbags."

Since when does trying to put a great team together make the Expess leadership scumbags? They will not kick existing players to the curb...unlike the fl$ and most other programs the Express will have at least three teams in the 2016 grade and there will be a spot for everybody. There are new kids that show up for tryouts every year and in every grade - 2016 is no different than any other grade. If these new kids are just better than the existing Orange kids, then...they are just better and some kids will have to drop down. In all of the other grades that have multiple teams the Express Orange is known to be the best. Why muddy the landscape now with "Barracudas"...just keep it simple...Orange will still be the team with the best 22-24 players, Blue will have the next best group and White for the remainder. It doesn't need to be more complicated than that. It sounds like the current 2016 Orange team would become the Blue team for next year and so forth...I don't see why this is a problem...If better kids show up for the Express tryouts then they deserve to be on the best team...at this age it has nothing to do with loyalty...it has to do with putting the best 22-24 kids out there. I'm sure not all of the current Barracudas would make the team in a real open tryout...there may be one or two fl$, Maverik, Express Orange, Bandit or other kids that show up that were overlooked or not known about when the Barracudas were formed that are better than some of the Barracuda kids. The bottom 10-15% of kids on almost every club at every grade always turns over. There is no reason to think the Barracudas will be immune from the inevitable roster changes to make the team stronger from year to year. The question is, will the 2012 edition of the Cudas come from the overall Express tryout pool or will they be picked again by one father. I hope the former...


Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/01/11 07:50 PM
I gather if this year's Express Orange 2016 had won a bunch of tournaments and were considered the team to beat in the grade, there would be no reason for the Express to mess with a good thing and the 2016 Cudas would have had to find another home with fl$ or wherever...Although the trend is early, the Cudas and Turtles seemingly came into younger grades where the Express was not very competitive. You will probably not see wholesale shakeups like this happen in the grades above where the Express Orange 2013-2015 teams are already extremely strong and well established.
Posted By: CageSage Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/01/11 07:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Can you start a thread for 2020?
Done.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/01/11 07:59 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I gather if this year's Express Orange 2016 had won a bunch of tournaments and were considered the team to beat in the grade, there would be no reason for the Express to mess with a good thing and the 2016 Cudas would have had to find another home with fl$ or wherever...Although the trend is early, the Cudas and Turtles seemingly came into younger grades where the Express was not very competitive. You will probably not see wholesale shakeups like this happen in the grades above where the Express Orange 2013-2015 teams are already extremely strong and well established.


Agreed...the Express is doing what any good business would do...fixing its weaknesses.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/01/11 08:10 PM
Does anyone know if the Cudas played in the Bitter tournament (Stowe VT) this past weekend? I see there was an Express team entered in the U13A. If so, how did they do?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/01/11 08:39 PM
NO,that was Express 2017 Blue
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/01/11 09:20 PM
Sorry it was orange 2017
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/01/11 09:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Response to a post on the Express Forum...

I'm sure not all of the current Barracudas would make the team in a real open tryout...there may be one or two fl$, Maverik, Express Orange, Bandit or other kids that show up that were overlooked or not known about when the Barracudas were formed that are better than some of the Barracuda kids.


When someone from the express comes on here under his real name and explains the real truth about this team, them I will listen. There is way too much conflicting info to even be bothered reading through it all. The only thing that I believe to be true is that express was one of he last teams if not they last to announce try outs at this age group and their date is before everyone else. I bet they will sort through the kids first and try to lock in the better ones so they don't try out for the remainding teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/02/11 01:03 AM
A few things - 1) there is no tryout for barracudas. Period. Any tryout is to save face, like you said, orange to blue, blue to white, etc. 2) Active recruitment is ongoing. Tryout fees for barracudas? Try again. 3) you don't like it? Tough! if you really don't like what Express did then hurt them where it counts - the wallet. Express no longer has a stranglehold on elite tournaments, people should know this by now. Can't wait to hear about the playing time for this group - 22 kids, good luck.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/02/11 02:19 AM
What does it say about the Express that their 2016 Orange team finished dead last at Tri-State, but did well after stealing players who had already committed/played for other clubs? Must have really good coaches in that program.

These All-Star teams can work for a single tournament, but fall apart later. Either the distance is too far to travel for practices and/or kids want to play with their real buddies.

LOL. A mercenary team of 13 year olds. What a class organization.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/02/11 05:02 AM
The joke is every dad or mom that is bashing this team, would have and still would jump, at the opportunity to have their child play on the team. Hypocrites every last one of you.
Every one that takes their child to a summer travel team does so in hopes that their child not only develops into a better player by playing with better players but also because the travel team in most cases is more competitive then their town team.
They are looking to give their child an opportunity to play on the best team that they possibly could, well guess what the Barracuda parents I'm sure are looking to do the same thing.
Please lets not use the "loyalty card" because that goes both ways. Do you think the Express, 91. fl$ or the Outlaws will think twice when it comes to dropping your child from the A team to the B team if your child's level of play starts to drop.
Don't be naive, most clubs will say little Johnny would be better off going to the B team as he will get more playing time and will be the go-to guy, etc. It is just the ways it is and you better get used to it at an earlier age each year as these All-Star teams start cropping up all over the place.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/02/11 01:34 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The joke is every dad or mom that is bashing this team, would have and still would jump, at the opportunity to have their child play on the team. Hypocrites every last one of you.


If you read the posts, most people are not bashing the team, they are bashing the way it came to be. My prediction is that the ego behind the formation of the team will also destroy it if they go forward. One loss or tie is all it will take.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/02/11 03:41 PM
I love all the talk about the "Cudda players" and "Cudda parents". There is no Baracudda team. A bunch of players put together for one tournament is not a team. The result is impressive, but let's see if this All-Star team from different parts of Long Island stays together.

Still laughing at the Express Orange 2016 finishing in last place at Tri-State
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/02/11 04:18 PM
Just got the email from fl$ for tryouts - $125 to tryout???? Please change the name of the program to what it really is - For the Love of the Green.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/02/11 05:13 PM
only 50 bucks to try out for team 91
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/02/11 06:28 PM
Anybody who pays a fee for a tryout is an idiot.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/02/11 06:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
only 50 bucks to try out for team 91


Try out fees:

Team 91 - $50
Outlaws - $50
Jesters - $50
Express - $75 crazy
fl$ - $125 cry

Team LI - ???
Junior Lizards - ???
Radiers - Not looking for any 2016 kids as per their website.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/02/11 09:36 PM
Hopefully someone can help me out on a few questions. My son 1999 birthday is looking to join a travel lax team . That being said lacrosse is not his whole life nor his only sport .He is a solid player who has always been one of the best if not best player on his average to above average town team.Any suggestions as to which teams do not have alot of commitment during the winter? Also which position do you generally feel gives him the best chance at making a higher level team?Thanks for any help.
Posted By: Powderfinger Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/02/11 10:14 PM
I don't have a boy playing so can't help you there, but I can tell you that hardly anyone wants to play defense, so if you son can defend he will have a better shot making a team/getting playing time.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/03/11 01:52 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
A few things - 1) there is no tryout for barracudas. Period. Any tryout is to save face, like you said, orange to blue, blue to white, etc. 2) Active recruitment is ongoing. Tryout fees for barracudas? Try again. 3) you don't like it? Tough! if you really don't like what Express did then hurt them where it counts - the wallet. Express no longer has a stranglehold on elite tournaments, people should know this by now. Can't wait to hear about the playing time for this group - 22 kids, good luck.


Why no tryout for the barracudas? Every club on the planet can be improved. The parents running this can't possibly make all the talent evaluations in a vacuum.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/04/11 06:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Why no tryout for the barracudas? Every club on the planet can be improved. The parents running this can't possibly make all the talent evaluations in a vacuum.
Interesting that both the Outlaws and Jesters are advertising tryouts for the 2016s yet the Express and Team 91 camps are completely silent. Expect that there will be movement this September for sure.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/04/11 06:27 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Why no tryout for the barracudas? Every club on the planet can be improved. The parents running this can't possibly make all the talent evaluations in a vacuum.
Interesting that both the Outlaws and Jesters are advertising tryouts for the 2016s yet the Express and Team 91 camps are completely silent. Expect that there will be movement this September for sure.


Incorrect...Express has all of the tryout information for 2012 on their website.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/04/11 06:29 PM
The 91 tryout dates are on their website for everyone to see. The Jesters 2016 teams are beyond bad. They can't play with decent 2016 team or even good 2017 teams. What good player would want to play for them?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/04/11 09:23 PM
Those tryouts are not for the turtles or baracudas. If there is someone they like in the regular tryouts they will discuss but that's it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/04/11 09:26 PM
There were two jester 2016 teams, which one are you talking about.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/04/11 10:59 PM
both of them. AWFUL
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/05/11 01:14 AM
was your son on the team, there u15 team was in the national finals. The program can't be that bad, my son is going to tryout for them.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/05/11 11:52 AM
The Us lacrosse finals were a joke the only good teams were 3 li ones.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/05/11 04:11 PM
fl$ charges alot more than any of the local teams, yet their teams are not any better. Why are they charging so much more?
$1500 plus tournament fees, plus purchasing a helmet from them.
The coaching is not any better than anywhere else.
That is just gouging the kids for no reason. The kids they target are from the wealthier towns. I guess they figure they could afford it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/05/11 06:27 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
fl$ charges alot more than any of the local teams, yet their teams are not any better. Why are they charging so much more?
$1500 plus tournament fees, plus purchasing a helmet from them.
The coaching is not any better than anywhere else.
That is just gouging the kids for no reason. The kids they target are from the wealthier towns. I guess they figure they could afford it.


I hardly think fl$ "targets" kids from wealthier towns...everybody who tries out knows what the fees are upfront. If its too expensive then don't have your kid try out! I think the program's success in several differnt grades speaks for the validity of the fl$ tryout process - it works pretty well.

Should there be an fl$ forum opened similar to the Express forum?
Posted By: CageSage Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/05/11 06:44 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Should there be an fl$ forum opened similar to the Express forum?
We have opened a thread for discussion about the For the Love of the Game program.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/06/11 04:32 AM
The 2016 Outlaws will be hard to beat. When at full strength there is no one stopping them. They shut out Team 91 A team 5-0 without their top Midfielder. They have the top faceoff man, top middie, and top goalie on the island.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/06/11 02:15 PM
Do not have a kid playing boys travel lacrosse but get over yourself with declaring you have the best 13 yearold middie etc.Hopefully usa lacrosse goes ahead with making set ages determined bt birth year and not grade in school so some of these parents who held their kids back in school will see how they stack up when playing at their true age level.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/06/11 07:07 PM
The only outlaw team that is any good is the 2014 black outlaw team. They are a solid bunch. Good luck with that 2016 outlaw stuff!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/06/11 08:36 PM
perhaps you were sleeping when the raiders beat the snot out of the Outlaws 2 weeks ago at Hofstra.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/06/11 08:47 PM
the only good team the 2016 Outlaws beat all season was the 91 Orange team. Thats it. They lost to every other top 2016 team on Long island.
The Raiders won every faceoff, ran by the Outlaw middies all day and the outlaw goalie was average.
Posted By: 429lax Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/07/11 04:58 PM
Does anyone ask their child if they are happy? Profit or not for profit is irrelevant, these are businesses putting out a product. The consumer has the choice.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/07/11 11:55 PM
the express 2016 beat the outlaws at farmingdale. They only had 1 win in the tournament and 2 ties but THEY BEAT THE OUTLAWS get real if the barracuda team stays together all 2016 on long island will be playing for second
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/08/11 12:34 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
the express 2016 beat the outlaws at farmingdale. They only had 1 win in the tournament and 2 ties but THEY BEAT THE OUTLAWS get real if the barracuda team stays together all 2016 on long island will be playing for second


People arguing about who the best U13 team is in Long Island. THIS is what is wrong with youth lacrosse.
Posted By: Uncle Johns band Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/08/11 01:13 PM
They are 13 , NO ONE Should be bashing Kids or Organazations. No One(Kid or Team) is The Best at this age. My Son Plays with the Outlaws. When The express beat us for the 1st time in 5 trys , yea they played very good, when the raiders like some one said kicked the snot out of us, yea they did. WHO CARES , we were 26-6 this summer. all the teams Express 91 Outlaws raiders and Team LI are very Good. Give them all credit when they do well. The kids on these teams are special, and it will be great watching them all develop in the coming years. The Most IMPORTANT thing is they are From Long Island, and this is what makes us the Top spot for talent in the country. Its great lacrosse when all these teams play. Enjoy it and stop all the negative BS
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/08/11 02:56 PM
Very Good post! Competition is good! It makes all the kids better!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/08/11 05:36 PM
There is an email going to 2016 players. the subject title is "Barracudas" or somthing like that. This email implies that there is some training related to a tryout for the Barracudas. this is not the case. this is another scam by the express to get some more $$$ out of people while the "Barracuda" team is a hot topic.
don't be fooled by it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/11/11 03:56 AM
i wasn't sleeping, but the team definitely was. Do you also remember that the Raiders lost to Team 91, who were shut out by the Outlaws 5-0? My point is....they are all very good teams. Any one can beat the other on any given day......
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/13/11 01:09 PM
Have not heard much discussion about team long island.Is this because they are not as strong a travel team as the others, or they just do not rub people the wrong way.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/14/11 03:15 AM
I think you are a Team LI fan/parent that wants to get a positive response.

And you will get one, the Team long Island is very good at most age levels, I know they are very good at 2016, 2017, 2018. There older teams seem decent as well.

They are a nice organization though, and are always a good game.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/14/11 05:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Have not heard much discussion about team long island.Is this because they are not as strong a travel team as the others, or they just do not rub people the wrong way.

Probably because Team Long Island does not advertise. It is non-profit. The teams are generally amongst the best in their age group. Excellent coaching (all volunteer) and cost much less than some of the others. The U-17 group this year was great!Won Laxfest, Lost in the finals at Trilax and semi's at Champ camp!
Posted By: CageSage Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/14/11 06:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Have not heard much discussion about team long island.Is this because they are not as strong a travel team as the others, or they just do not rub people the wrong way.
Probably because Team Long Island does not advertise. It is non-profit. The teams are generally amongst the best in their age group. Excellent coaching (all volunteer) and cost much less than some of the others. The U-17 group this year was great!Won Laxfest, Lost in the finals at Trilax and semi's at Champ camp!
BOTC has started discussions with the Team Long Island group (Mike Gongas) to see if there are some other information that we can bring to our readers. You will find information covering their free tryouts on the Tryouts Forum.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/26/11 04:06 PM
Does anyone have details on the True Blue Lacrosse program? (Saw that they were added to the Long Island Clubs listing on this site.) Their web site talks about a U13 team (2016?), but we do not know too much about them.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/07/11 03:17 AM
Word is they played out West and in Stowe VT (U13), Finals in both. Great coaches. Having a couple teams this year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/15/11 11:02 PM
In Boys 2016, we were told at the tryouts that there would be an Express AA, A and B teams. It would make sense to make the Barracudas the AA team if they are the super stars they are made out to be.

With the politics every travel team seems to have, what is happening next?

If you actually check out the NYPPL site for the fall tournament, the Barracudas are still scheduled as a U/15 AA team.
Posted By: sa@gmail.com Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/15/11 11:44 PM
they all did not make the team so cudas sucked
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/16/11 12:47 PM
Nice quote you should be banned for your post about 13 yr old kids. YOU ARE A LOSER. Get a life and stop trying to live thru your kids. Yes kids
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/16/11 02:37 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
In Boys 2016, we were told at the tryouts that there would be an Express AA, A and B teams. It would make sense to make the Barracudas the AA team if they are the super stars they are made out to be.

With the politics every travel team seems to have, what is happening next?

If you actually check out the NYPPL site for the fall tournament, the Barracudas are still scheduled as a U/15 AA team.


They will have as many teams as they have paying customers for.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/16/11 06:17 PM
Nice comment...remember this is about kids not [lacrosse] parents such as you show yourself to be
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/17/11 03:07 AM
True Blue crazy parent's, stay away. unless you are crazy
Posted By: 429lax Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/17/11 06:28 PM
Hey Anonymous,

As a registered member I am calling you out on this unfounded comment about True Blue.

Why stay away? Be careful because truth and honesty is sure to trip you up.
Posted By: CageSage Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/17/11 08:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
True Blue crazy parent's, stay away. unless you are crazy
Before we accept sponsorships on BOTC, we do speak with each vendor about their program. The True Blue program has seen some very positive reports in our "background checks" and we believe that the program is offering exactly what is being advertised. This is a key area for BOTC as we want to be sure that the services appearing on our boards, sponsored or otherwise, are accurately reflecting what the Long Island and Tristate area can expect to receive. BOTC believes that your posting is inaccurate regarding "staying away" from this program.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/18/11 02:40 AM
130 kids at todays 91 2016 tryout. well organized with enough evaluators.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/18/11 05:55 PM
My son was one of the 130, the tryout was well organizec with alot of coaches doing exactly what they needed to do, evaluating the kids. This was the first tryout my son or me has ever attended. there was an awful lot of very good talent, any suggestions on a team and its parents that just want the kids to play at a better level than PAL without all the drama. I heard very good things about 91 but with that turnout I think looking elsewhere would be wise. Any suggestions are welcomed.

Thank You.
Posted By: 429lax Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/18/11 11:49 PM
I suggest you call the directors of the programs listed on BOTC that still have tryouts available. Explain your son's experience level and find out if it is a fit.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/19/11 03:27 PM
2017 True Blue should be very good - not sure about the others.


Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/25/11 01:59 PM
Hey did anyone go to the 7th 8th grade tryouts for riptide? Was there a good turnout?
Posted By: CageSage Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/25/11 02:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hey did anyone go to the 7th 8th grade tryouts for riptide? Was there a good turnout?
Yes, turnout was solid in this age group - remember that there is a second tryout for this Riptide group planned for next Saturday, October 1st. See their tryout ad listed above the board or on the Tryouts Forum.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/26/11 09:25 PM
Just a silly question is there truth to the rumor that Stony Brook University is going to be starting a youth travel team?
Posted By: Powderfinger Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 09/27/11 01:11 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just a silly question is there truth to the rumor that Stony Brook University is going to be starting a youth travel team?


That seems highly unlikely. Colleges aren't in the business of youth sports.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 10/24/11 04:39 PM
What has anyone heard about the fl$ 2016 group? Competitive this season?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 10/24/11 05:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What has anyone heard about the fl$ 2016 group? Competitive this season?


They were pretty marginal last year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 10/24/11 06:35 PM
Anyone know how the Riptide boys did last year at this age group?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 10/24/11 08:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone know how the Riptide boys did last year at this age group?


I would say about average.
Posted By: CageSage Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 11/15/11 01:28 AM
BOTC is pleased to recognize the Long Island Outlaws Black 2016 team that won their 8th Grade brackets at this last weekend's Skull and Bones Tournament. While we did not cover this event with live updates, we very much wanted to recognize the franchise for a nice achievement.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 11/15/11 01:59 AM
Pretty impressive that the division had 13 teams,including Prime Time, Jesters, and Turtles and the two teams in the championship were both Outlaws teams (A and B).
Posted By: Ed Zachley Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 11/15/11 02:33 AM
Prime Time is a Westchester team which looked pretty good. Did either Outlaws team play the Turtles? Commack town team gave one of the Outlaws teams a run for their money.
Posted By: laxmachine Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 11/22/11 09:29 PM
I was there for the 8th grade division. Primetime and both outlaws were 3-0 so the championship went based on goals against. Primetime beat the Turtles(7th grade) 6-5 so they had more goals against than the Outlaws. Outlaws did not play the Turtles. Good Tournament, great fields and decent refs.

In the future they need a semifinal so teams can compete instead of getting bumped out based on goals against etc...




Posted By: laxmachine Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 11/22/11 09:32 PM
Primetime had two players that someone commented were 9th graders? I don't know that to be true but I do know that they were big and dominated the field.

Primetime should have been in the championship based on the talent.

Posted By: Ed Zachley Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 11/22/11 10:20 PM
Numbers 12 and 20 looked like they drove there themselves. Fields were awesome. Semifinal does need to be incorporated especially at the higher levels.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 11/22/11 10:49 PM
Semi would have worked. Better final would have been Outlaw Black vs Prime time, but thats what happens with 13 teams .
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/06/11 07:00 PM
Whatever happened to the Long Island Blue Demons? They had a good squad a few years ago at U11, so I think it was a 2016 team. I haven't heard anything about them the past 2 years. Did that program disband?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/06/11 07:59 PM
Did not hear about 9th graders, but did hear that they had a lot of 7th graders, who knows.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/07/11 03:59 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Whatever happened to the Long Island Blue Demons? They had a good squad a few years ago at U11, so I think it was a 2016 team. I haven't heard anything about them the past 2 years. Did that program disband?


Yes, they were a 2016 team and disbanded 2 years ago. Many of the kids are now playing for 91 and the express.

Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/07/11 05:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Whatever happened to the Long Island Blue Demons? They had a good squad a few years ago at U11, so I think it was a 2016 team. I haven't heard anything about them the past 2 years. Did that program disband?


Yes, they were a 2016 team and disbanded 2 years ago. Many of the kids are now playing for 91 and the express.



Thanks. It was a pretty good team. My son's U11 team beat them a few summers ago, and a dad said it was the only game they had lost all summer.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/08/11 08:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Whatever happened to the Long Island Blue Demons? They had a good squad a few years ago at U11, so I think it was a 2016 team. I haven't heard anything about them the past 2 years. Did that program disband?


Yes, they were a 2016 team and disbanded 2 years ago. Many of the kids are now playing for 91 and the express.



Thanks. It was a pretty good team. My son's U11 team beat them a few summers ago, and a dad said it was the only game they had lost all summer.


My son played for Blue Demons - great team, great coach, but it got to be too much for the dad/coach who ran it. Parents complaining about CSH boys getting playing time over more talented boys. They rarely lost a game in any case while playing up so not sure what the griping was about. It's too bad, coach was a great guy and all he wanted was the boys to learn, play hard, and have fun doing so.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/08/11 10:07 PM
The Blue Demons were ruined by parents. They were out of control.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/09/11 04:07 AM
As a parent of a kid on the team, I can attest that they were not ruined by "parents". They were ruined by a single parent who, I agree, was totally out of control. Anyone who has ever seen him in action knows exactly who he is. Coach was a great guy and the team was excellent.
Posted By: libertydad Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/09/11 07:30 AM
what happened that a single parent ruined a club
Originally Posted by Anonymous
As a parent of a kid on the team, I can attest that they were not ruined by "parents". They were ruined by a single parent who, I agree, was totally out of control. Anyone who has ever seen him in action knows exactly who he is. Coach was a great guy and the team was excellent.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/11/11 02:27 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Whatever happened to the Long Island Blue Demons? They had a good squad a few years ago at U11, so I think it was a 2016 team. I haven't heard anything about them the past 2 years. Did that program disband?


Yes, they were a 2016 team and disbanded 2 years ago. Many of the kids are now playing for 91 and the express.



Thanks. It was a pretty good team. My son's U11 team beat them a few summers ago, and a dad said it was the only game they had lost all summer.


My son played for Blue Demons - great team, great coach, but it got to be too much for the dad/coach who ran it. Parents complaining about CSH boys getting playing time over more talented boys. They rarely lost a game in any case while playing up so not sure what the griping was about. It's too bad, coach was a great guy and all he wanted was the boys to learn, play hard, and have fun doing so.


Hi. I am the original poster who asked about the Blue Demons. Was your son on the team in 2009 when they were at Patriot Games? My son played for the U11 Rock team that beat them in that tournament. The Blue Demons were a good team and it was a great game.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/11/11 03:35 PM
Just curious why not get rid of the one bad parent instead of the whole team.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/16/11 01:33 PM
Our 2016 BLC Crabs (Baltimore) a few weeks ago played against the said "Baracuda" team. They were not registered as Baracuda's though Im certain thats who they were. Finally the U15 Crabs has some compettion outside of Baltimore. Crabs jumped out 8-0 LI came back to make the game close. Decent parents for a NY team. Look forward to seeing you folks in NPYLL
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/16/11 01:42 PM
Baltimore crabs $0
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/16/11 02:09 PM
Should be fun playing against these boys who we (BLC Crabs U15) played against at the NPYLL tournamnet in DC. I wonder how NPYLL will work this out as all the teams in AA are in the Baltimore ,DC area. Is it expected LI comes to us every week? Cudas (?) were strong. Ended up a closer game then started out.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/16/11 02:50 PM
you guys have a good team. we were hoping to see you in nj 2 weeks ago at the dukes tournament this should make for an interesting season.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/17/11 05:09 PM
The Express-Crabs rivalry will be fun to watch over the next four years. Both teams are well coached and there's a lot of mutual respect. The players and parents on both teams are first class. Can't wait for the next time they meet. Happy Holidays to all.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/18/11 02:03 AM
the baracuddas were probably the best team in the country and then express "orange" is still probably the best because they are the best of the best at there age group.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/18/11 06:24 PM
The Express Orange 2016 team plays like a seasoned team and all the players are very respectful and consistently display good sportsmanship. They have participated in three major tournaments this fall winning two and losing one in the championship game to the Crabs. No team is perfect but this one is as close to perfect as I've seen at this level...A pleasure to watch!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/19/11 08:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The Express Orange 2016 team plays like a seasoned team and all the players are very respectful and consistently display good sportsmanship. They have participated in three major tournaments this fall winning two and losing one in the championship game to the Crabs. No team is perfect but this one is as close to perfect as I've seen at this level...A pleasure to watch!


1. The Barracuddas are no more - they are now basically the Orange 2016 team, which was pretty marginal last summer as originally constructed. Orange 2016 was nowhere near a dominant team last summer. Come on.

2. The Crabs were a very good, but not dominant team, last summer. They lost consistently to Looney's and clubs like VLC.

3. The new Crabs 2016 team is very good. But that is the pattern with the Crabs. When they field their U15 team, they have lots of guys who are repeating 8th grade before going to Baltimore private schools. So they have several kids who would otherwise be on 2015 teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/19/11 09:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The Express Orange 2016 team plays like a seasoned team and all the players are very respectful and consistently display good sportsmanship. They have participated in three major tournaments this fall winning two and losing one in the championship game to the Crabs. No team is perfect but this one is as close to perfect as I've seen at this level...A pleasure to watch!


1. The Barracuddas are no more - they are now basically the Orange 2016 team, which was pretty marginal last summer as originally constructed. Orange 2016 was nowhere near a dominant team last summer. Come on.

2. The Crabs were a very good, but not dominant team, last summer. They lost consistently to Looney's and clubs like VLC.

3. The new Crabs 2016 team is very good. But that is the pattern with the Crabs. When they field their U15 team, they have lots of guys who are repeating 8th grade before going to Baltimore private schools. So they have several kids who would otherwise be on 2015 teams.


1) you quoted another post so you could post the breaking news that only you seem to know, that the barracuda's are now the express orange - thanks for the news flash but the quoted post never mentioned the barracuda's.

2) The post you quoted was talking about the fall so why bring up last summer as a response?

3) repeating grades has nothing to do with U15 either you are age eligible or you are not

otherwise good post

Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/19/11 09:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The Express Orange 2016 team plays like a seasoned team and all the players are very respectful and consistently display good sportsmanship. They have participated in three major tournaments this fall winning two and losing one in the championship game to the Crabs. No team is perfect but this one is as close to perfect as I've seen at this level...A pleasure to watch!


1. The Barracuddas are no more - they are now basically the Orange 2016 team, which was pretty marginal last summer as originally constructed. Orange 2016 was nowhere near a dominant team last summer. Come on.

2. The Crabs were a very good, but not dominant team, last summer. They lost consistently to Looney's and clubs like VLC.

3. The new Crabs 2016 team is very good. But that is the pattern with the Crabs. When they field their U15 team, they have lots of guys who are repeating 8th grade before going to Baltimore private schools. So they have several kids who would otherwise be on 2015 teams.


I'm sure express orange will be a good team this year. They still have several kids from last summer's 'cuda team. How they will do against their main competition here on LI remains to be seen.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/20/11 12:59 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous

3) repeating grades has nothing to do with U15 either you are age eligible or you are not

otherwise good post


With the new USL guidelines, it may not be a big deal. But in the past, it was a big advantage for the Crabs. US Lacrosse used to advocate NOT having anyone in HS play U15, even if age eligible. That is why most good players only play 1 year of U15 ball - because they are going to make a HS varsity, JV or freshmen team during their 2nd year of U15 and thus do not play U15 anymore. But because many of the Crabs repeat 8th grade, they usually have a much older, mature team at the U15 level.

But with the new rules, it's hard to say what will transpire this summer.

Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/20/11 02:09 PM
Agreed. Its my opinon that as the gets better the parents tend to relax and enjoy themselves. We have as I'm sure LI does, many ex coaches who now just enjoy being parents. Enjoy the holiday.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/20/11 02:18 PM
I'm a parent of a U13 crabs player and now U15. The program guarntees no spots year to year and this U15 team was selected in the same manner. Only 6 players from U13 were moved up the others went to programs in the Balt area such as Green Turtle, Annapolis Hawks and Lax World. By selecting the teams fresh every yr certainly is hard for the boys and parents but accepted by all who respect the director for not "grandfathering players" yr to yr there fore loosing credibility. The coaching is outstanding and the expectations are high. As far as age goes they run it by the book I know first hand. Other programs in our area (Va based) pulled some fast ones last season in a couple tournaments as they had players from their U15 team come down and play against the U13 Crabs. I dont know if they were over age I would hate to think so. Crabs had 3-4 players playing U15 who were age appropriate for U13. If they came down and played in those tournaments it would have been ugly.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/20/11 02:22 PM
Thats true about the repeating of grades. We here that all the time. Our DOB's and grades all fit NPYLL standard. In fact last yr for Crabs at U13 we had 2-3 boys who were in sixth grade with birth yrs 1999. Only one that I know of made the U13 Crabs again this yr as the program will not just carry kids yr to yr.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/20/11 03:10 PM
Why do they repeat 8th grade?
Long Island kids who play at 2016 are 1998 birth year or late 1997.
Are the maryland and virginia kids who play 2016, 1997 and late 1996 birth year?
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/20/11 08:43 PM
Repeating 8th grade (if thats the case and it happens at all)has allot to do with parents decisions whether they want their son in 9th grade and be only 14 yrs old. MYLA, NPYLL rules have nothing to do with grade at that age group unless the player is in 9th grade. If he is in 9th grade he can not play for his HS. It is about the age. You must be "under 15" August 31st of the upcoming yr. Our team does have a few 97"s but they have to be born Sept -Dec of 97. Crabs players are bigger I guess because of the program selection. Crabs tryouts attract quite a few boys from all over not just Baltimore and those who tryout are typcally the best or close to it on their Rec or club team. Ive seen many AA players not get thru the first cuts. Crabs only has one team per age group. Says allot about the people running it as they could make lots of money having lower teams. They do not have a U11.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/21/11 02:27 PM
Originally Posted by Balt.LAX rules
Other programs in our area (Va based) pulled some fast ones last season in a couple tournaments as they had players from their U15 team come down and play against the U13 Crabs. I dont know if they were over age I would hate to think so.


You were told a lie. VLC beat the U13 Crabs twice last year, and some Crabs parents are convinced (or were told) that VLC used some U15 players. That is an absolute lie. Everyone who played on that VLC team was a U13 age player - nobody was overage. I know every one of those kids. All of them conformed to the U13 age requirements, and nobody was "pulled" down from either of VLC's two U15 teams. In fact, VLC's best player was a 12 year old 6th grader. I'm happy to talk about it offline if you wish. I can't say it any plainer - no "illegal" or overage players were used. None.

As you know, some Crabs parents said some pretty ugly things on the sideline. Unfortunately, these allegations are completely false and are groundless.

If you have an email address, I'm happy to discuss it further and give you the full scoop. I'm not sure who told you guys this rumor, but whoever did made your parents look really bad.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/21/11 02:41 PM
I'd like to do that. How do I get you my cell or email address w/out putting it out there for all to see.
Posted By: CageSage Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/21/11 02:49 PM
Originally Posted by Balt.LAX rules
I'd like to do that. How do I get you my cell or email address w/out putting it out there for all to see.
The anonymous user can become a registered user and send the details through me, CageSage, via messaging here on BOTC. That is just one way to make the connection. Alternatively, the two of you can connect directly over BOTC Messaging once registration is completed - which is another of the benefits that comes with membership!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/21/11 04:25 PM
Lets be clear here. If a U-15 player plays U-13 he is not breaking the rules if he is eligible by age to play U-13 but happens to be good enough to play U-15 at other tournaments.

For example my boy Johnny was born on September 1st 1999. Based on age he is a U-13 player in 2012.

Most boys his age (Aug/Sep '99 births) are in 7th grade.
Knowing I want him to get a Lacrosse scholarship I red-shirted him as a Kindergartener. You would think he'd be in 6th grade, but as it turns out Johnny is not too bright and got left back a few years ago so he is only in 5th grade.

Fortunately, he really is a good Laxer. I always thought Ivy Leaguers were too stuffy. I am therefore not concerned with Johnny's academic problems (ACC Lacrosse is better anyhow and I hear those southern schools like Duke and UVA have very relaxed academic standards).

Even though he 2.5 years older than his teammates he plays on his 5th grade 2019 team and does really well.

When it comes to age based tournies he is good enough to play U-15, but aged for U-13. Even though he usually rosters w/ a U-15 squad is it wrong for him to roster at some tourneys as a U-13?

Assuming he does a PG year and red-shirts a year at UVA he will be 26 when he graduates. Thanks to lacrosse he will have given up only 4 years of earning potential to get his $5K per year partial scholarship. In 2012 however, I do not want him accused of cheating for occasionally playing U-13.
Posted By: Lax parent Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/21/11 06:49 PM
I see. Well if the anonymous registers then he and I can talk.

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Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/21/11 07:59 PM
No, he is not cheating by playing in U13. However, you are cheating him by not getting him a tutor and spending more time in the books and less time worrying about his lax skills. The glory days of lacrosse end my friend and we all find ourselves playing in some Masters league and drinking beer around a cooler afterwards. The next day we go to work - some as Doctors,lawyers etc and some dig ditches. Education is where it is at.
Posted By: VA Lax Dad Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/21/11 08:52 PM
BaltLax,

I am registered now. I have to leave the desk, but will send you a PM later. I would request, however, that you remove your post (or edit it) concerning VLC having 5 boys disqualified before the finals against Looney's. That is 100% false, and I hate to see that written here as if it is the truth. I was with the team the entire day, and nobody (at this tournament or any other one) has even been held out for any reason. None.

The Looney's had an excellent team and we couldn't win a faceoff in the 1st half. We had our full complement of players. Period. I don't know where this vicious rumor got started, but it is hateful and completely false. Completely.

Again, I would appreciate you removing that part of your post until we "talk".
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/21/11 09:34 PM
I think the poster you are responding to was using the sarcasm font in his post. I do not think "Johnny" exists.

Originally Posted by Anonymous
No, he is not cheating by playing in U13. However, you are cheating him by not getting him a tutor and spending more time in the books and less time worrying about his lax skills. The glory days of lacrosse end my friend and we all find ourselves playing in some Masters league and drinking beer around a cooler afterwards. The next day we go to work - some as Doctors,lawyers etc and some dig ditches. Education is where it is at.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/21/11 10:47 PM
I'm not sure if I'm able to editonce posted. Those who read this see my view as it is and yours.I do look forward to speaking to you and clarifying what I may not be correct with.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/23/11 03:51 PM
Age matters but the rules do favor maryland. We played the crabs in the fall. The format u15 no 9th graders birthdate 1996. Our express orange players are all 1997 the rules state you can be 1996 as a u15 player and in new [lacrosse] that is almost impossible. NY 1996 players are 9th graders. Listen the games at this age will be fun to watch. The crabs do have great players and great coaching. We want to see them more. I think the game at this level will only motivate the long island teams.
Posted By: CageSage Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/23/11 05:52 PM
Originally Posted by Balt.LAX rules
I'm not sure if I'm able to editonce posted. Those who read this see my view as it is and yours.I do look forward to speaking to you and clarifying what I may not be correct with.
Editing is a function exclusively reserved for the moderators. If you wish to retract or update content, please just include the original post with your corrected content. If something needs to be removed from the board, private message us if it was your own content.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/23/11 06:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Age matters but the rules do favor maryland. We played the crabs in the fall. The format u15 no 9th graders birthdate 1996. Our express orange players are all 1997 the rules state you can be 1996 as a u15 player and in new [lacrosse] that is almost impossible. NY 1996 players are 9th graders. Listen the games at this age will be fun to watch. The crabs do have great players and great coaching. We want to see them more. I think the game at this level will only motivate the long island teams.


Not sure I follow, you might want to use comma's, I have a son born in 1996 and he is in 9th grader, and he is also elidgable for U15 (born after 8/31/1996) - probably about 10% of all current 9th graders were born in 1996, (Nov. and Dec. birth dates)and why would this help Maryland? if it is the same rules for everybody?
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/23/11 06:26 PM
FYI. Most of the Crabs U15 players this season are 98 birth yr. We have 3-4 boys who are 97's. No 96's those boys are in the 2015 division. That Orange/Cuda team was outstanding. I think they were caught off guard with the way Crabs pushes offensivly and makes those 3rd and 4th passes to goal. One thing we noticed with the LI team was how quickly they made the first slide way up high. Left the attack open and with the ability Crabs has to pass, it cost them. LI's offense once they got untracked was fantastic to watch. Catch and shoot right away. Do you have a son on that team? I see youre in NPYLL. Have youre coaches discussed how the travel would work out?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/23/11 06:48 PM
Yes i have a son on the team. We are willing to travel for good competition. We wanted to see you guys in philly but you guys were short 2 of your best players. This year will be fun you have not seen our whole team either. You guys were fast and our coach changed it up at half time to teach our kids a lesson. He told them you guys would be the best we see and now use our speed. The kids made it close and want another shot. I have whatched alot of lacrosse over the years this match up may be the best I ever seen
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/23/11 06:50 PM
Not true with regard to Crabs having U15 players who should be 2015. I know first hand as you can by looking at their roster on line, most of the Crabs u15 players are 98's with a few 4-5 97's.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/23/11 07:09 PM
when we played you in the fall there were no 9th graders allowed in the u15 division. Most eigth graders in ny are late 97 and 98. To have jan 1997 in eigth grade in ny is not heard of. I agree u15 does allow sept 1 1996 dates but we played a tournament in which that was not possible. I do not know if it happens there all the time. Good teams only get better playing better compitition.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/23/11 07:26 PM
Thats news to me about not having 2 of our best players? Where did you here that? We ended up practicing and were short one of our defenders who is a monster 13yr old 6-2 but we were covered. when we played you guys in DC we were short one kid. Our roster is light carrying 21 players. Crazy thing we have one player from NJ who drives down with his mother for every practice and a Mass boy who flies in.Both came to practice at BL (our home field in Balt) Both have parents who are from Balt and have granparents here.So as far as you know you folks will be doing all the travel? Doesnt seem fair as a couple teams are from Southern MD and Mad Lax from DC/Va.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/23/11 09:09 PM
We were in philly and beat every team. We were disapointed. It had to come from your side and our coach relayed it through a couple parents your coach called him and said you would not attend without these 2 kids. Maybe they could practice but not spend the whole day. Listen win or lose thats the lacrosse that is fun to watch. We were 2 short with our faceoff kid out when we played you guys. Ask the looneys he is a game changer good luck I am sure we will see each other often Happy Holidays
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/23/11 09:54 PM
You the same. Lets introduce ourselves when we play.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/23/11 10:02 PM
Yes I had hoped we would have been there. Thank you for the good wishes and same to you and yours
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/24/11 05:41 PM
2016 Express Orange are all 1998 except for a few late 97's, if those are same age as Crab players they are perfectly matched. First game was great to watch, looking forward to many more.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/25/11 04:23 PM
Yes thats the ages of the Crabs U15 boys. This will be fun and good for both teams. By the way, Looneys is the name of the other team here in Balt. Not "the " Looneys. Many people make that mistake. Looneys is a pub in Fells Point (Batlt. city) whic sponsers them. Happy holidays to you and yours
Posted By: BashBros Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/30/11 12:57 AM
Express Orange 8th grade team won the Winter National tournament earlier today. They beat Dukes by a goal in championship game. Dukes beat Express in pool play. Seems like a good rivalry brewing there.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/30/11 08:14 PM
Originally Posted by BashBros
Express Orange 8th grade team won the Winter National tournament earlier today. They beat Dukes by a goal in championship game. Dukes beat Express in pool play. Seems like a good rivalry brewing there.


Were the Crabs at that indoor tournament?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 12/30/11 10:05 PM
No they do not seem to show up to very many events
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/03/12 04:00 PM
After watching the express vs dukes game it would be nice to see the dukes, express, crab and looney rivalry develop this year. Express has played both the crabs and dukes and both are incredible teams. Looneys played express well over the summer. Not to over look other teams but the outlaws who I respect and have a good team and are well coached came in fourth last week. There are way to many 10 goal plus wins at this level. Hopefully pictures on the web site come second and the brackets get picked to better competition not to watch blow outs week in and week out
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/03/12 05:31 PM
Express Orange and Dukes 8th grade teams have played eachother three times this fall and every game has been a nail biter. The players from both teams have benefitted greatly from playing in these evenly-matched high caliber lacrosse games. What makes these events even more enjoyable is the first class coaching and parents on both sides. Can't wait for the next time these two teams meet.

I agree with the previous poster that Express, Dukes, Crabs and Looneys should play eachother as much as possible.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/03/12 10:21 PM
Lots of players on the full summer squads are not in uniform in the fall due to other commitments such as football or basketball. Lets see what the summer brings...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/04/12 02:51 PM
The level of play at this age has changed greatly. Any teams that are not playing or practicing all year long are at a disadvantage. There is no team on the island who will wake up one day and be able to play with the dukes, crabs and looneys. The express play and practice every week. They are small compared to the other three teams. There is no teams on the island that will dominate these teams including the express.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/04/12 05:47 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The level of play at this age has changed greatly. Any teams that are not playing or practicing all year long are at a disadvantage. There is no team on the island who will wake up one day and be able to play with the dukes, crabs and looneys. The express play and practice every week. They are small compared to the other three teams. There is no teams on the island that will dominate these teams including the express.


Very few if any kids at this age have eliminated all other sports to just focus on lax year round. If they have, I think its a mistake. I'm sure in Maryland the crabs and looney kids also play other sports in the winter. Its only the lax club program directors that would endorse dropping all other sports so they can continue to collect more fees for meaningless off-season tournaments, clinics etc. Lets see what happens when basketball, wrestling etc.. is over.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/04/12 07:10 PM
Crabs just posted their winter practice schedule for U15 and U13. Every Sunday from now untill NPYLL begins. Crabs director does specify winter sports come first though based on my expierence, Crabs boys are lacrosse players 1st and will all attend foregoing their winter sports. Crabs does not charge addtional fees for practices or tournaments in the fall or winter.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/04/12 07:17 PM
The committment level to play for the Express this fall has not been so onerous that you can't play other sports. Most of the kids on the team are playing football, basketball and/or hockey. The Express coach is very understanding that kids play other sports in the fall. There are usually a handful of kids missing a practice or game as a result of their committments to other sports. Despite all the success achieved by this team, they have yet to field their full squad for any competition this fall.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/04/12 10:12 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The committment level to play for the Express this fall has not been so onerous that you can't play other sports. Most of the kids on the team are playing football, basketball and/or hockey. The Express coach is very understanding that kids play other sports in the fall. There are usually a handful of kids missing a practice or game as a result of their committments to other sports. Despite all the success achieved by this team, they have yet to field their full squad for any competition this fall.


Looks like a nice team but lets see how the summer plays out.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/04/12 11:50 PM
Outlaws were missing 11 of their regulars so the team's performance was not truly indicative of how good the team really is.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/05/12 12:01 AM
Interesting comment, Express beat looneys twice in the same week end at Madlax Summer tour finale. Shock to the Looneys. The Express have beaten the Dukes 2 out of 3 times this fall. The express lost the only time they played the Crabs. Are you sure that no LI team will dominate the three? Looks like the domination has already started. Wake up....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/05/12 02:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Interesting comment, Express beat looneys twice in the same week end at Madlax Summer tour finale. Shock to the Looneys. The Express have beaten the Dukes 2 out of 3 times this fall. The express lost the only time they played the Crabs. Are you sure that no LI team will dominate the three? Looks like the domination has already started. Wake up....


Easy big fella...take a deep breath...its only 8th grade...lets stay away from terms like "domination" and resist crowning any 8th grade team world champs just yet. Long way to go. The only thing for sure is that every team will have 50% turnover over the next two years and everything will look different from where we are now. Be humble, pray for no injuries and just enjoy the journey.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/05/12 03:20 PM
I am an express parent too. My point was these teams that think, come spring they can wake up one morning and compete with the better teams is not the case. Yes we have dominated individual events but if they played all these teams at one event I do not see one team going undefeated. I know the looneys reloaded this year and do not forget this is U-15 there will be older teams. With the exception of this team no long island team has dominated the "Maryland, DC," teams in a long time. These other teams will be ready to play this year. We should enjoy this year The lacrosse should be great. But other programs that have not competed at this level have no idea how good these teams are
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/05/12 03:32 PM
Thanks for the advice...I did not initiate the "dominate" comments. Please read all the posts before giving advice. As for enjoying the game at the 8th grade level..that is all I am doing. Enjoy
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/05/12 05:55 PM
Watch out for the Crabs this yr. Their U13 was very good last yr won NPYLL against a solid MAD LAX all star team and most tournaments they entered. Did loose a tight game to Looneys and to Green Turtle once at the end of the summer season using U11 goalies. Crabs only kept 6 players from that team for U15. The program is known to have "real " tryouts, so untill HS Sophmore its season to season and even that team is known to cut boys from previous yrs. So far in the fall(U15) they have beaten Looneys, Mad Lax (not too good not sure why)GT twice, and LI Orange/Cudas. All games in a dominate fashion. Another solid team down this way which does not get noticed is the Annapolis Hawks.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/05/12 08:32 PM
Hang on there guy. They did not dominate the express you jumped out big in the first half and express dominated the second half. You were suppose to show up at the dukes tournament and were missing two players so you did not come. You have not played express at full strength. Only reason you dominated the first half was faceoffs. Our faceoff guy could not make it against you. Don't beat your chest so soon. We will see you March 30th. So far all the parents from the crabs and dukes are great people and respect good lacrosse win or lose. Please don't be the idiot on the sidelines
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/05/12 09:45 PM
What's March 30? Is Express playing the Crabs that day?
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/05/12 10:24 PM
At first I enjoyed your email. Sorry about your fogo but since you make it a point we also were missing players. I guess the word "idiot" flows easily from your NY big mouth. Oh and yes you must not have been one of classy LI parents I sat near during the game. On the other hand your boys were outstanding.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/06/12 02:04 PM
I have given the crabs and all teams the upmost respect. One thing express has is great parents and kids. I go to every game and the parents and kids are always respectful to everyone. I did not call you an idiot I asked you not to be one. If you read earlier posts i have always said win or lose watching these teams play will be fun. I will not stoop to your level and attack your parents and team because the were all great to be around.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/06/12 02:44 PM
I dont know which posts are yours as you are listed as anonymous. Lets just say when you use the term "idiot" offense can be taken. With that said, I think we are on the same page. Please dont take things so seriously. Just some good natured talk between parents who are crazy about their kids sports. No harm meant when I described the game Crabs played against LI as dominating. I agree the halves were completely different. We did miss our 17 yr old 8th grader though who has been held back 3 times (just a joke).
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/06/12 10:27 PM
All of you will have to revisit this forum 3 years from now with a lot of mea culpas about how over-the-top ridiculously intense you all were. I guarentee that most of your boys are not nearly as intense about the "domination" of their summer club team as you are. All they want to do at this age is have fun playing with their friends. Three years from now none of what is happening today will every be remembered or at least certainly won't matter. Trust me, my oldest son is a freshman in college now (yes, he is playing varsity lax at highly ranked DIII school) and I can't remember (nor does he care right now) what happened in 8th grade. Stop with the snarky, nasty comments and JUST CHILL!!! How about discussing really important issues such as over-use injury prevention, academic study habits and aids, best tournaments and must avoid tournaments for this age etc...
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/07/12 01:26 AM
Well said. The voice of reason speaks.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/10/12 01:21 AM
crabs will have a much better season overall, they get to play better competition all the time, mad lax, looney's, green turtle, etc they are actually doing the express a favor. if they learned anything from chanabuck they would start charging for the priviledge of playing them.

really who is benefitting more from these games, just wait until summer when it counts, Express will be getting the beat down. Especially if Crabs pulls a express move and takes the ringers from the other clubs mentioned above.

But, by then Chanabuck will already have your ca$h. happy trails

Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/10/12 05:31 AM
Love the md hate! Crabs "steal" or as you like to say havea open tryout process every year. Your just sad the express beat you at your own game. Show mea great player from he crabs and I'll show you a kid who has been held back in school at some point.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/10/12 12:45 PM
Very true. The MD kids would have to be held back 2 years to complete the curriculum in NY. They hold thier kids back and continue to lose to Strong Island Lax. C'mon MD, take your loss with class. LI Lax trvels down there all summer with all age groups and consistently win.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/10/12 12:50 PM
Yes sir. Spring is around the corner and parents are getting reved up! Go Crabs! Oh by the way, love those new helmets and sweats (at no charge thank you)
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/10/12 01:34 PM
News flash look at npyll.com. You said it right learn from Chanachuck. He will be playing in the same league you are and will be playing the same teams that you mentioned. Differance is he shows up to all tournaments he commits to cant't say the same for the crabs. It is amazing all the bs parents can come up with. You wouldn't be on this forum if the express didn't deserve respect for fielding a great program. Guess he beat you at your own game
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/10/12 01:47 PM
just a reminder Mike had to come to MD to play great lax and his older boy is now a Terp. why so sad? no good lax schools in NY? why not attend cuse, cornell, albany, hofstra, stony brook, etc?

admit it, you travel to MD because it is better lax.

just saying........and yes my 15 yr old left back kid can beat your 15 yr old "held" back boy all day long.

get some old bay, a bag of blue claws and a good cold one, its going to be a great summer of kicking some yankee butt.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/10/12 01:53 PM
This is not a Md parent it is from a competing LI club
Posted By: CageSage Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/10/12 01:55 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
just a reminder Mike had to come to MD to play great lax and his older boy is now a Terp. why so sad? no good lax schools in NY? why not attend cuse, cornell, albany, hofstra, stony brook, etc?
College selection is based on a variety of items outside the lacrosse lines.

Originally Posted by Anonymous
admit it, you travel to MD because it is better lax.
Or where the tournament du jour is being hosted in an effort to be centralized on the east coast. The same Maryland/Delaware/Southern New Jersey axis is seen in soccer and it does not mean that the better teams are from one area or another.

Originally Posted by Anonymous
just saying........and yes my 15 yr old left back kid can beat your 15 yr old "held" back boy all day long.
And come 22 years of age, my academically gifted child that played lacrosse socially will out-earn your currently held-back child. Exactly what was the point? There is no future in lacrosse for long term lifetime earnings.

Originally Posted by Anonymous
get some old bay, a bag of blue claws and a good cold one, its going to be a great summer of kicking some yankee butt.
Somehow, this turned into a Bobby Flay throw-down :-> ... best wishes for the summer season!
Posted By: CageSage Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/10/12 01:57 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is not a Md parent it is from a competing LI club
For the purposes of disclosure, LaxParent is the former Balt.LAX Rules user who requested a name change.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/10/12 01:58 PM
Luv It- now there is a Marylander I want to hang with! You get the claws I'll bring the steak, then we tailgate with both teams because in the end most of these kids will be playing together or against in college. The boys both respected each other, and that is what counts!! Forget the parental BS. Oh yeah only Colorado beer!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/10/12 06:08 PM
And Maryland has won what?????? Thats what I thought. LI likes to go down and visit, eat, and beat up the little guys from down south who talk funny!!!!! Similar to events that have occurred before. You guys are our whipping boys who we have to put in thier place every once in awhile. Anyway see you over the summer, lets have a schmidts brewski (from Brooklyn). Oh yea, our boro's/towns are even bigger. Later MD
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/10/12 10:15 PM
Funny. Lookin forward to it HON. Natty bo on me. Youze guys talk strang not us guys. GO RAVENS!! (Gotcha)
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/11/12 03:02 PM
there is a reason no major tournaments happen on WRONG ISLAND. You cant get on or off that place all summer long. takes you guys 8 hrs to drive 400 miles to MD. I, for one would never play in a tournament on that dump of an island.

Pack some more houses on 1/4 acre lots with 14k taxes and keep your paradise. Your idea of a park is one or two lax fields next to some junk yard or industrial park with a bunch of locals playing "futobol".

just keep coming to us for your beat downs
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/11/12 05:04 PM
Nice..sounds like you need a little bit of an education about STRONG ISLAND
Do a little research before displaying your ignorance
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/11/12 05:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
there is a reason no major tournaments happen on WRONG ISLAND. You cant get on or off that place all summer long. takes you guys 8 hrs to drive 400 miles to MD. I, for one would never play in a tournament on that dump of an island.

Pack some more houses on 1/4 acre lots with 14k taxes and keep your paradise. Your idea of a park is one or two lax fields next to some junk yard or industrial park with a bunch of locals playing "futobol".

just keep coming to us for your beat downs
I do agree about it being hard to get to Long Island for a tourney. But according to coach/computer rankings at the end of last year, 7 of the top 25 boys H.S. teams came from L.I. . and 11 from N.Y. in total. only 5 from MD. and from the girls side 11 from MD. to 5 for L.I.. So , unless your a girl ,I would shut up Maryland boys lax is not that good. But if you keep changing the rules , not allowing us to check ,because you MD. players don't like to be hit. someday you'll catch up
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/11/12 10:45 PM
ABSOLUTELY GREAT POST!!!! Now who will explain this to the MD ignoramous
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/11/12 10:57 PM
"YOU" KEEP CHANGING THE RULES???. DONT LIKE TO BE HIT? WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW AN NCAA GAME? HITTING IS NOT THE GAME. MOVING THE BALL IS AND PUTTING IT IN THE GOAL. STOP CRYING LI (PARENT). THE GAME HAS PASSED YOU BY. NO LONGER WOODEN STICKS.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/12/12 12:18 AM
Originally Posted by Lax parent
"YOU" KEEP CHANGING THE RULES???. DONT LIKE TO BE HIT? WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW AN NCAA GAME? HITTING IS NOT THE GAME. MOVING THE BALL IS AND PUTTING IT IN THE GOAL. STOP CRYING LI (PARENT). THE GAME HAS PASSED YOU BY. NO LONGER WOODEN STICKS.
I watch games all the time and people get laid out in almost every one? stop being so high and mighty, we on long island do both move the ball and play physically , you guys in maryland play P.C. lacrosse,
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/12/12 12:41 AM
The funny thing is Long Island boys can beat you Maryland boys using wood sticks. And you can't get on Long Island because people want to come here for vacation. Maryland is easy because no one wants to go there .
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/12/12 11:49 AM
I noticed how nice LI was when we came up there to the fl$ tournament and went un-defeated both U13 and U15. I'm sure you will say fl$,Tri-State and Express werent any good? Hey whats up with the Islanders home? I thought that was torn down years ago? By the way I am not a lax Marylander but from Baltimore. Down here there is a diffrence. No offense to Next Level , Club Blue ect but Baltimore lacrosse is way better than DC lacrosse.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/12/12 12:26 PM
Mary-Land. The name says it all. Where the women play lacrosse and the boys play like women. Your name says it all.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/12/12 12:35 PM
At first I thought these were parody posts, but I think you guys are seriously in a pissing contest over LI vs Baltimore. Get over yourselves. You all are looking like utter fools.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/12/12 12:58 PM
I know. Actually my entire family is from Suffolk County.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/12/12 01:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
At first I thought these were parody posts, but I think you guys are seriously in a pissing contest over LI vs Baltimore. Get over yourselves. You all are looking like utter fools.
You must be new to lax, because this has been a pissing contest for decades
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/12/12 02:54 PM
Baltimore has the 3rd highest crime rate of any large city...
New [lacrosse] is the 5th SAFEST city. That is the reason most teams don't want to go there...the place is a dump.
Posted By: CageSage Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/12/12 03:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Baltimore has the 3rd highest crime rate of any large city...
New [lacrosse] is the 5th SAFEST city. That is the reason most teams don't want to go there...the place is a dump.
Please stop the Baltimore vs. New [lacrosse] (Long Island) nonsense. Baltimore hosts some truly outstanding universities including Johns-Hopkins and Loyola which should be focal points for your visits in the upcoming years.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/12/12 03:41 PM
My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw a Balt. laxer at 31 Flavors last night and said strong island lax was better then Balt. lax. so I guess it's pretty true.

Thank you Simone
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/12/12 04:03 PM
Nice... We love our dump. Go Ravens!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/12/12 04:09 PM
Please refrain from making disparaging remarks about eachother's hometowns. We all live in the same country and we should be proud of that. Furthermore, a few should not taint the mutual respect and admiration displayed by the majority of the Long Island and Maryland parents as witnessed at the recent Crabs vs. Express game down in DC. Let's be thankful that our children have the God-given ability and health to compete against eachother. Let's stop throwing stones and use this energy to promote more events where these great teams can play eachother.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/13/12 12:32 AM
It really does not matter what any of you say because MY KID IS BETTER THAN YOURS! Maryland lax rules, we play harder, move the ball faster and hit harder. HAHAHA, We are all lucky to be involved in this great sport. Enjoy the friendships competition and smack talk. lax parent is buying the first round. Hawks rule!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/13/12 01:11 AM
lets not forget, most of your gifted LI players will be leaving Wrong Island for college. So use these years to find a good college for your wonderboys.

Hopkins, Loyola, Towson, UMD, UMBC, Navy, etc
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/13/12 01:45 AM
Am I the only one that thought this was good natured banter....sheesh relax peeps its ok to goof each other, at least I thought we were just ribbing...because who could ever really defend baltimore...LOL.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/13/12 03:03 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
lets not forget, most of your gifted LI players will be leaving Wrong Island for college. So use these years to find a good college for your wonderboys.

Hopkins, Loyola, Towson, UMD, UMBC, Navy, etc
It's a good thing too , otherwise Maryland college lacrosse would suck as bad as it's high school lacrosse .
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/13/12 12:27 PM
With you there. Cold one and a crab cake at the delly!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/13/12 12:49 PM
Looney's, turtles, crabs. Doesn't Maryland have any tough types of names. When we from LI come down and play we refer to the teams as the "Teddy bears". They look nice but are very "squishy". Similar to cooked crab and turtle. We prefer lobster with our brewski. Lobster eat crab.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/13/12 01:47 PM
Like the "Fly" refrence. I dont know what kind of crabs they serve in NY but skwishy?? Yuck.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/14/12 12:01 PM
Guys give them ther due maryland does have good teams to play. The differance is they concentrate on one ELITE team where if we did that on the island everyone is up in arms. Learn from MD the gifted kids should play together and the kids who work hard and want to play up have a goal to shoot at. There is no team on the island with the exception of the express who can play with the crabs. The express also will have a hard time with them. Lacrosse on the island is a money making buisness and there are too many teams competeing at AA. If we combined teams and had better AA teams on the island and concentrate on better competition for everyone else to raise there skills it would be a win win. Just a thought
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/14/12 02:18 PM
please take note, there are plenty of good ole boys from Maryland on the Maryland lacrosse teams. Because it is a great place to live and learn, they stay local.

Look at the rosters from Hofstra and Stony Brook. You have to rely on kids from CT,NJ,MA and Canada, etc. You almost never get a blue chip player to stay on Wrong Island, why do you think that is?

Just saying.......................but I will admit Wrong Island does rule D2 and D3 lax, you know where phyical play is considered more important than moving the ball. footballax
Posted By: LaxDad#14 Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/14/12 03:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Guys give them ther due maryland does have good teams to play. The differance is they concentrate on one ELITE team where if we did that on the island everyone is up in arms. Learn from MD the gifted kids should play together and the kids who work hard and want to play up have a goal to shoot at. There is no team on the island with the exception of the express who can play with the crabs. The express also will have a hard time with them. Lacrosse on the island is a money making buisness and there are too many teams competeing at AA. If we combined teams and had better AA teams on the island and concentrate on better competition for everyone else to raise there skills it would be a win win. Just a thought


Totaly agree with this statement.... Although my son is a 2019, I feel that the elite teams need to consistently look to play each other, whether in tournaments or leagues.... I've said on another post that I respect the express for joining NYPLL. This is the type of league that needs to be brought to the Island. My thoughts would be, NYPLL is equivalent to the NCAA. The Maryland teams would be in the "ACC" conference. Long Island teams would be considered the "Big East". Upstate New [lacrosse] and Western Mass teams would be the "NEC". You would have to play at a consistent level in order to stay in the league. This would be a win/win for both the organizations and the more dedicated players. We can learn from Maryland which is why the 2019 Dune Dawgs are playing in two tournaments in Maryland this upcoming summer...... Only looking to play the best!!!!
Posted By: libertydad Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/14/12 07:26 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
please take note, there are plenty of good ole boys from Maryland on the Maryland lacrosse teams. Because it is a great place to live and learn, they stay local.

Look at the rosters from Hofstra and Stony Brook. You have to rely on kids from CT,NJ,MA and Canada, etc. You almost never get a blue chip player to stay on Wrong Island, why do you think that is?

Just saying.......................but I will admit Wrong Island does rule D2 and D3 lax, you know where phyical play is considered more important than moving the ball. footballax
I have to disagree with this The only reason why L.I. schools do not dominate N.C.A.A. lax is because the kids here choose to leave to go to the better schools. If you look at the rosters from Prinston , Brown Cornell MIT etc.. they are littered with kids from L.I. These are kids that don't go to prep schools like MD. lax. they are mostly from public schools with good enough grades to go to Ivy and top ties schools. It shows that they are smart enough to look beyond the game, and get the education. No offense to the MD. schools , but I'd rather my kid at Harvard then Maryland, even if she never wins a DI title. And lastly , the top players from both mens and womans lax came from L.I. Shannon Smith, and Nicky Galasso.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/14/12 07:35 PM
Seen Crabs and Express and they are comparable. Express strengths are defense and midfield. Crabs seem strong and balance at every position and probably have a better attack than Express. But overall pretty even. High quality lax and fun to watch if you get a chance.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/14/12 07:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
please take note, there are plenty of good ole boys from Maryland on the Maryland lacrosse teams. Because it is a great place to live and learn, they stay local.

Look at the rosters from Hofstra and Stony Brook. You have to rely on kids from CT,NJ,MA and Canada, etc. You almost never get a blue chip player to stay on Wrong Island, why do you think that is?

Just saying.......................but I will admit Wrong Island does rule D2 and D3 lax, you know where phyical play is considered more important than moving the ball. footballax


There are 8 freshman from long island on Hofstra's roster, do you have any idea what you type before you do it or does it not matter? Maryland only has 4 freshman from the entire state on their roster.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/14/12 10:44 PM
Well said. The MD crowd will never be confused with the more intelligent of the groups we encounter.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/15/12 12:30 AM
I said blue chip players from long island. dont just read, comprehend!

do you need the definition of blue chip?
Posted By: libertydad Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/15/12 01:08 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I said blue chip players from long island. dont just read, comprehend!

do you need the definition of blue chip?
O.K. so what are you talking about . I'm talking about blue chip players. Are Shannon and Nick not blue chip. I understand that some kids don't want to leave there home state and thats fine. Lets just say our kids are a bit more adventurous . You need to calm down
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/15/12 01:30 AM
Originally Posted by LaxDad#14
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Guys give them ther due maryland does have good teams to play. The differance is they concentrate on one ELITE team where if we did that on the island everyone is up in arms. Learn from MD the gifted kids should play together and the kids who work hard and want to play up have a goal to shoot at. There is no team on the island with the exception of the express who can play with the crabs. The express also will have a hard time with them. Lacrosse on the island is a money making buisness and there are too many teams competeing at AA. If we combined teams and had better AA teams on the island and concentrate on better competition for everyone else to raise there skills it would be a win win. Just a thought
.

Totaly agree with this statement.... Although my son is a 2019, I feel that the elite teams need to consistently look to play each other, whether in tournaments or leagues.... I've said on another post that I respect the express for joining NYPLL. This is the type of league that needs to be brought to the Island. My thoughts would be, NYPLL is equivalent to the NCAA. The Maryland teams would be in the "ACC" conference. Long Island teams would be considered the "Big East". Upstate New [lacrosse] and Western Mass teams would be the "NEC". You would have to play at a consistent level in order to stay in the league. This would be a win/win for both the organizations and the more dedicated players. We can learn from Maryland which is why the 2019 Dune Dawgs are playing in two tournaments in Maryland this upcoming summer...... Only looking to play the best!!!!


Don't kid yourself, you'll end up playing another LI team in the finals. There are only a handfull of competitive teams you will encounter at the young ages and there not in md. Until you play u-13 your just kidding yourself with all the self hype, that's when crabs, dukes, clams start to care.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/15/12 02:10 AM
Nick is at UNC not Hofstra and Shannon is at Northwestern, which last I checked are not on wrong island.

so, thanks for confirming my point, players from wrong island get off wrong island.
Posted By: libertydad Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/15/12 04:06 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Nick is at UNC not Hofstra and Shannon is at Northwestern, which last I checked are not on wrong island.

so, thanks for confirming my point, players from wrong island get off wrong island.
Yes for good schools they didn't stay on L.I. just because they were from L.I. Unlike kids from Md. that don't want to leave MD. they went to schools for a degree in a particular field , at the school that they thought were best in that field . your saying that kids from MD. go to schools in MD. because the school is in MD. I'm sure if they wanted to be lawyers they would go to Hofstra , or a doctor they would go to Stony Brook, But there the only big DI lacrosse schools on L.I. . and by the way I looked at the rosters for the big MD. schools , and both men and woman pull kids from a lot of states not just MD. and an average of 5 kids from L.I. per team , so it sounds like your schools have to come here for there talent. You should really doom research before you start posting ridiculous statements
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/15/12 01:16 PM
I dont know what you are refering to. Long Island U-15 do not compare to maryland. This is a 2016 which is U-15. The express has played both the crabs and the dukes at U-15 level. They are great teams. Lets see 91, outlaws, fl$,and the riptide compete in the NYPLL with the express. MD goes after a team of great players. On long Island a team gets a handful of good players starts a team and takes your money. Look at the express they now are stacked with great players and everyone cryed that they did something wrong.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by LaxDad#14
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Guys give them ther due maryland does have good teams to play. The differance is they concentrate on one ELITE team where if we did that on the island everyone is up in arms. Learn from MD the gifted kids should play together and the kids who work hard and want to play up have a goal to shoot at. There is no team on the island with the exception of the express who can play with the crabs. The express also will have a hard time with them. Lacrosse on the island is a money making buisness and there are too many teams competeing at AA. If we combined teams and had better AA teams on the island and concentrate on better competition for everyone else to raise there skills it would be a win win. Just a thought
.

Totaly agree with this statement.... Although my son is a 2019, I feel that the elite teams need to consistently look to play each other, whether in tournaments or leagues.... I've said on another post that I respect the express for joining NYPLL. This is the type of league that needs to be brought to the Island. My thoughts would be, NYPLL is equivalent to the NCAA. The Maryland teams would be in the "ACC" conference. Long Island teams would be considered the "Big East". Upstate New [lacrosse] and Western Mass teams would be the "NEC". You would have to play at a consistent level in order to stay in the league. This would be a win/win for both the organizations and the more dedicated players. We can learn from Maryland which is why the 2019 Dune Dawgs are playing in two tournaments in Maryland this upcoming summer...... Only looking to play the best!!!!


Don't kid yourself, you'll end up playing another LI team in the finals. There are only a handfull of competitive teams you will encounter at the young ages and there not in md. Until you play u-13 your just kidding yourself with all the self hype, that's when crabs, dukes, clams start to care.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/16/12 06:34 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by LaxDad#14
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Guys give them ther due maryland does have good teams to play. The differance is they concentrate on one ELITE team where if we did that on the island everyone is up in arms. Learn from MD the gifted kids should play together and the kids who work hard and want to play up have a goal to shoot at. There is no team on the island with the exception of the express who can play with the crabs. The express also will have a hard time with them. Lacrosse on the island is a money making buisness and there are too many teams competeing at AA. If we combined teams and had better AA teams on the island and concentrate on better competition for everyone else to raise there skills it would be a win win. Just a thought
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Totaly agree with this statement.... Although my son is a 2019, I feel that the elite teams need to consistently look to play each other, whether in tournaments or leagues.... I've said on another post that I respect the express for joining NYPLL. This is the type of league that needs to be brought to the Island. My thoughts would be, NYPLL is equivalent to the NCAA. The Maryland teams would be in the "ACC" conference. Long Island teams would be considered the "Big East". Upstate New [lacrosse] and Western Mass teams would be the "NEC". You would have to play at a consistent level in order to stay in the league. This would be a win/win for both the organizations and the more dedicated players. We can learn from Maryland which is why the 2019 Dune Dawgs are playing in two tournaments in Maryland this upcoming summer...... Only looking to play the best!!!!


Don't kid yourself, you'll end up playing another LI team in the finals. There are only a handfull of competitive teams you will encounter at the young ages and there not in md. Until you play u-13 your just kidding yourself with all the self hype, that's when crabs, dukes, clams start to care.


Not kidding myself... No self hype, just trying to challenge the kids at an early age. If the crabs, dukes, loonies, are not serious until U-13, where are are they going to pick the kids from? Kids that are currently playing U-11. Another thing, intentionally looked for tournaments where LI have teams have not really played in the past. This goes back to the CageSage reference discussing what you should be looking for in team(organization) selection. If you are paying money to play on a travel team, you should make sure that your organization selects the most appropriate tournaments for your team. One of the tourneys we are registered to play will have teams from Central NY, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, Virgina, as well as the Maryland teams....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/16/12 07:30 PM
But this is a 2016 forum who cares about U11 here. The express will not bring all there teams in this league. Mike C coaches both the 2018 and 2016 teams they will be the ones to play in that league
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by LaxDad#14
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Guys give them ther due maryland does have good teams to play. The differance is they concentrate on one ELITE team where if we did that on the island everyone is up in arms. Learn from MD the gifted kids should play together and the kids who work hard and want to play up have a goal to shoot at. There is no team on the island with the exception of the express who can play with the crabs. The express also will have a hard time with them. Lacrosse on the island is a money making buisness and there are too many teams competeing at AA. If we combined teams and had better AA teams on the island and concentrate on better competition for everyone else to raise there skills it would be a win win. Just a thought
.

Totaly agree with this statement.... Although my son is a 2019, I feel that the elite teams need to consistently look to play each other, whether in tournaments or leagues.... I've said on another post that I respect the express for joining NYPLL. This is the type of league that needs to be brought to the Island. My thoughts would be, NYPLL is equivalent to the NCAA. The Maryland teams would be in the "ACC" conference. Long Island teams would be considered the "Big East". Upstate New [lacrosse] and Western Mass teams would be the "NEC". You would have to play at a consistent level in order to stay in the league. This would be a win/win for both the organizations and the more dedicated players. We can learn from Maryland which is why the 2019 Dune Dawgs are playing in two tournaments in Maryland this upcoming summer...... Only looking to play the best!!!!


Don't kid yourself, you'll end up playing another LI team in the finals. There are only a handfull of competitive teams you will encounter at the young ages and there not in md. Until you play u-13 your just kidding yourself with all the self hype, that's when crabs, dukes, clams start to care.


Not kidding myself... No self hype, just trying to challenge the kids at an early age. If the crabs, dukes, loonies, are not serious until U-13, where are are they going to pick the kids from? Kids that are currently playing U-11. Another thing, intentionally looked for tournaments where LI have teams have not really played in the past. This goes back to the CageSage reference discussing what you should be looking for in team(organization) selection. If you are paying money to play on a travel team, you should make sure that your organization selects the most appropriate tournaments for your team. One of the tourneys we are registered to play will have teams from Central NY, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, Virgina, as well as the Maryland teams....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/16/12 09:06 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I dont know what you are refering to. Long Island U-15 do not compare to maryland. This is a 2016 which is U-15. The express has played both the crabs and the dukes at U-15 level. They are great teams. Lets see 91, outlaws, fl$,and the riptide compete in the NYPLL with the express. MD goes after a team of great players. On long Island a team gets a handful of good players starts a team and takes your money. Look at the express they now are stacked with great players and everyone cryed that they did something wrong.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by LaxDad#14
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Guys give them ther due maryland does have good teams to play. The differance is they concentrate on one ELITE team where if we did that on the island everyone is up in arms. Learn from MD the gifted kids should play together and the kids who work hard and want to play up have a goal to shoot at. There is no team on the island with the exception of the express who can play with the crabs. The express also will have a hard time with them. Lacrosse on the island is a money making buisness and there are too many teams competeing at AA. If we combined teams and had better AA teams on the island and concentrate on better competition for everyone else to raise there skills it would be a win win. Just a thought
.

Totaly agree with this statement.... Although my son is a 2019, I feel that the elite teams need to consistently look to play each other, whether in tournaments or leagues.... I've said on another post that I respect the express for joining NYPLL. This is the type of league that needs to be brought to the Island. My thoughts would be, NYPLL is equivalent to the NCAA. The Maryland teams would be in the "ACC" conference. Long Island teams would be considered the "Big East". Upstate New [lacrosse] and Western Mass teams would be the "NEC". You would have to play at a consistent level in order to stay in the league. This would be a win/win for both the organizations and the more dedicated players. We can learn from Maryland which is why the 2019 Dune Dawgs are playing in two tournaments in Maryland this upcoming summer...... Only looking to play the best!!!!


Don't kid yourself, you'll end up playing another LI team in the finals. There are only a handfull of competitive teams you will encounter at the young ages and there not in md. Until you play u-13 your just kidding yourself with all the self hype, that's when crabs, dukes, clams start to care.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/16/12 10:02 PM
Nice A hole. I'm sure youre head of the class or lack their of
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/17/12 01:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I dont know what you are refering to. Long Island U-15 do not compare to maryland. This is a 2016 which is U-15. The express has played both the crabs and the dukes at U-15 level. They are great teams. Lets see 91, outlaws, fl$,and the riptide compete in the NYPLL with the express. MD goes after a team of great players. On long Island a team gets a handful of good players starts a team and takes your money. Look at the express they now are stacked with great players and everyone cryed that they did something wrong.
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by LaxDad#14
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Guys give them ther due maryland does have good teams to play. The differance is they concentrate on one ELITE team where if we did that on the island everyone is up in arms. Learn from MD the gifted kids should play together and the kids who work hard and want to play up have a goal to shoot at. There is no team on the island with the exception of the express who can play with the crabs. The express also will have a hard time with them. Lacrosse on the island is a money making buisness and there are too many teams competeing at AA. If we combined teams and had better AA teams on the island and concentrate on better competition for everyone else to raise there skills it would be a win win. Just a thought
.

Totaly agree with this statement.... Although my son is a 2019, I feel that the elite teams need to consistently look to play each other, whether in tournaments or leagues.... I've said on another post that I respect the express for joining NYPLL. This is the type of league that needs to be brought to the Island. My thoughts would be, NYPLL is equivalent to the NCAA. The Maryland teams would be in the "ACC" conference. Long Island teams would be considered the "Big East". Upstate New [lacrosse] and Western Mass teams would be the "NEC". You would have to play at a consistent level in order to stay in the league. This would be a win/win for both the organizations and the more dedicated players. We can learn from Maryland which is why the 2019 Dune Dawgs are playing in two tournaments in Maryland this upcoming summer...... Only looking to play the best!!!!


Don't kid yourself, you'll end up playing another LI team in the finals. There are only a handfull of competitive teams you will encounter at the young ages and there not in md. Until you play u-13 your just kidding yourself with all the self hype, that's when crabs, dukes, clams start to care.


Don't worry, I believe Team 91 is scheduled to play in the Summer Finale this year. They should also be at TrState. Last year, Looney's and Madlax were there as well. A little head to head competition should answer your questions.

Is Express looking to play the best or are they avoiding the best on LI?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/17/12 06:21 PM
The express is again finding ways to give the kids the best chances to be and play the best. 91 has played no fall tournaments and have no idea how good the maryland teams are. Mad lax is not what it was and the looneys can play. Is tri state where you want to lay your hat. Why not go to the fl$ tourn and take on the crabs that would be a site. Until you come out of the closet and play a game go back to your 91 forum where none of your teamates and parents get along
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/17/12 07:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The express is again finding ways to give the kids the best chances to be and play the best. 91 has played no fall tournaments and have no idea how good the maryland teams are. Mad lax is not what it was and the looneys can play. Is tri state where you want to lay your hat. Why not go to the fl$ tourn and take on the crabs that would be a site. Until you come out of the closet and play a game go back to your 91 forum where none of your teamates and parents get along


You seem a little sensitive about this subject. The LI teams will play the Express during the summer season at some point. Then, we will be able to see what's what. Until then, it's all just speculation on everyone's part. I just find it interesting that Express has decided to take this team on the road and not play on LI. I would love to know where you guys are playing so I could see for myself.

Also, there are more non-91 people on the 91 forum than actual 91 parents and players. Over time, most of them have revealed their true identities.

BTW, some kids play other sports in the fall and winter.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/17/12 07:52 PM
The express will play on the island. This league is during the spring. The summer schedule will include some games on long island. Go to the nypll website and look at the schedule and you will find all of the information. The express players have the same fall and winter sports as does all other teams. The differance is they are all determined kids who want to play all year. We had 4 players from 91 on our team last year who are missed and are friends with the parents and players of this team. Knowing those familys I am sure they are just as commited to playing as this team is. I am hoping to see them return to the express
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The express is again finding ways to give the kids the best chances to be and play the best. 91 has played no fall tournaments and have no idea how good the maryland teams are. Mad lax is not what it was and the looneys can play. Is tri state where you want to lay your hat. Why not go to the fl$ tourn and take on the crabs that would be a site. Until you come out of the closet and play a game go back to your 91 forum where none of your teamates and parents get along


You seem a little sensitive about this subject. The LI teams will play the Express during the summer season at some point. Then, we will be able to see what's what. Until then, it's all just speculation on everyone's part. I just find it interesting that Express has decided to take this team on the road and not play on LI. I would love to know where you guys are playing so I could see for myself.

Also, there are more non-91 people on the 91 forum than actual 91 parents and players. Over time, most of them have revealed their true identities.

BTW, some kids play other sports in the fall and winter.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/17/12 10:46 PM
ok. we'll see how long the team stays together.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/18/12 12:33 PM
Has your coach explained to you how the travel will play out. As you know, as it stands now, all of the teams are either in Baltimore, the Eastern shore Md., or Metro D.C. (Va)?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/18/12 02:20 PM
It sounded like we will go down there and have 2 or three games in one or 2 days I think they are waiting to see if the dukes commit to have philly as a central area
Originally Posted by Lax parent
Has your coach explained to you how the travel will play out. As you know, as it stands now, all of the teams are either in Baltimore, the Eastern shore Md., or Metro D.C. (Va)?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/18/12 05:55 PM
I guess its a good excuse for the coach to catch a few Maryland games while he is down there.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/18/12 06:35 PM
OK. Knowing the Crabs program, in the past we've hosted teams from Mass and had a nice spread for them at BL. Look forward to playing your boys. See you end of March.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 01/18/12 11:51 PM
Im not even apart of 91, and i still know that is not 1% true. Ever here of Rockstar Lacrosse? Run by the 91 guys. Guess who played in it? 91...good try though!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 02/08/12 11:41 PM
Express Orange 2016 will crush Crabs, Looneys, Dukes and anybody else who challenges them this summer and be known as the best 2016 team in the country since there is no real competition in the grade on the Island. Is there anybody that can challenge them?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 02/09/12 05:24 AM
Ah, an astute observation, quite creepy.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 02/09/12 11:37 AM
This is definately not a person from the Cudas, just another one trying to stir the pot. It will be a very competetive summer for the boys. Anyone who saw the Dukes or the Crabs play the Cudas know that it will be a highly competitive summer with 91 sure to get in the game. So that being said any BS being posted about the Cudas and how great they are is outsiders attemting to stir the pot. It is by and large a nice group of boys who have friends on a lot of teams on LI. Most off, they are all polite and have a great love for Lax and a strong bond.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 02/09/12 12:51 PM
Our Young Guns (U13 and U15 BLC Crabs) tournament teams have been posted on our website. I see a couple LI teams coming to Baltimore. Should be very competeive.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 02/09/12 01:20 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is definately not a person from the Cudas, just another one trying to stir the pot. It will be a very competetive summer for the boys. Anyone who saw the Dukes or the Crabs play the Cudas know that it will be a highly competitive summer with 91 sure to get in the game. So that being said any BS being posted about the Cudas and how great they are is outsiders attemting to stir the pot. It is by and large a nice group of boys who have friends on a lot of teams on LI. Most off, they are all polite and have a great love for Lax and a strong bond.


I agree! My son is a different age group than the Express 2016 Orange (Cudas) but he is friends with several of the players trough clinic & mutual friends. All those Cuda kids are very humble & nice young men! Excellent lax players with a great attitude!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 02/09/12 08:52 PM
true dat we gonna rock. N our swag is the best!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 02/10/12 01:01 AM
No way crabs beat cudas this year - cudas eat crabs!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 02/10/12 02:38 AM
Crabs beat the Express in November at NPYLL Fall Fest so you obviously don't know anything about this team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 02/16/12 01:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs beat the Express in November at NPYLL Fall Fest so you obviously don't know anything about this team.


Your silence speaks volumes.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/23/12 02:19 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs beat the Express in November at NPYLL Fall Fest so you obviously don't know anything about this team.


Your silence speaks volumes.


Hear that crunching noise? crab shells being crushed by cudas.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/23/12 12:52 PM
Is express orange 2016 the same as the Cudas? My son has played with and against several of the players from 2016 orange and cuda team, who are fine young men. They will have their hands full when they come to Maryland. should be some great games if they go up against the Hawks and Crabs. My experience is that all the teams have very talented players that go hard. It's Game time!!! Good luck to all.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/23/12 03:50 PM
Express Orange is not the same as the Cuda's.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/23/12 05:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs beat the Express in November at NPYLL Fall Fest so you obviously don't know anything about this team.


Your silence speaks volumes.


Hear that crunching noise? crab shells being crushed by cudas.


Why did they pull out of the NPYLL then?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/23/12 06:29 PM
Most of the Express Orange 2016 team was on the 'Cuda team but not all. Saw them play this past weekend against strong Laxachusetts and Leading Edge teams. Express won both games handily.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/23/12 07:13 PM
It would be geographically insane to travel there (DC MD area) every week. I am sure these teams will meet again and they are all great quality kids.
I am also sure some troll will attempt to stir the BS.
Posted By: CageSage Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/23/12 07:25 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It would be geographically insane to travel there (DC MD area) every week. I am sure these teams will meet again and they are all great quality kids.
I am also sure some troll will attempt to stir the BS.
There was an attempt this season to build a northern bracket for the NPYLL - a New [lacrosse]/New Jersey/Pennsylvania grouping. Unfortunately, that did not come together for Spring 2012. However, you should expect to see that this will be tried again with a little more time and planning for next season.
Posted By: LaxDad#14 Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/23/12 10:26 PM
I hope this does happen. I will say it needs to be done by an independent group. As you can see in the tournaments so far, express will not support 91 tournaments, and 91 will not support the express. It clearly shows that this lacrosse stuff is really about the money and not the kids.....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/24/12 09:40 AM
I must dis agree with you. Express has been ventureing out playing in philly, Maryland this week hosted 3 teams from 3 different states. With the exception of 91 express has played these teams. No need to play the same teams over and over. Look at the schedules express will be going where no other teams from here will be.The day 91 can draw laxachusets, leading edge, titans, crabs, dukes, looneys and countless others shows how strong the program is. 91 can not draw any of these teams why would express participate or better yet why would they let 91 ride their coat tails. 91 needs express to draw good teams. Express is about playing the best teams out there they should not support 91. Both laxachusets and the leading edge would have won the shamrock shootout express played them on sunday what type of compition did 91 have at their tournament
Originally Posted by LaxDad#14
I hope this does happen. I will say it needs to be done by an independent group. As you can see in the tournaments so far, express will not support 91 tournaments, and 91 will not support the express. It clearly shows that this lacrosse stuff is really about the money and not the kids.....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/24/12 03:37 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I must dis agree with you. Express has been ventureing out playing in philly, Maryland this week hosted 3 teams from 3 different states. With the exception of 91 express has played these teams. No need to play the same teams over and over. Look at the schedules express will be going where no other teams from here will be.The day 91 can draw laxachusets, leading edge, titans, crabs, dukes, looneys and countless others shows how strong the program is. 91 can not draw any of these teams why would express participate or better yet why would they let 91 ride their coat tails. 91 needs express to draw good teams. Express is about playing the best teams out there they should not support 91. Both laxachusets and the leading edge would have won the shamrock shootout express played them on sunday what type of compition did 91 have at their tournament
Originally Posted by LaxDad#14
I hope this does happen. I will say it needs to be done by an independent group. As you can see in the tournaments so far, express will not support 91 tournaments, and 91 will not support the express. It clearly shows that this lacrosse stuff is really about the money and not the kids.....


They are scheduled to meet at the end of the summer. Let the boys play and have fun without the BS. Sounds to me like you drank too much of the Express flavored koolaid. But then again, you have no choice after what happened last summer. Do you really think you are being scheduled against the best teams or teams you can beat to stroke your ego and justify your choice. The Express will not risk the embarrassmetn of having the team go else where if they can not satisfy the parents insatiable egos

Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/26/12 01:12 AM
If you seen us play than you know we are going undefeated. Cudas rule!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/26/12 02:25 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If you seen us play than you know we are going undefeated. Cudas rule!


Grow Up, Guys! No need to argue...

My 2 sons now play in D1 Lax (Freshman & Senior) and they have never played w/ club teams.

My kids attended a couple of Showcases(MD/NJ/&College Camps) during their Soph/Jun yrs(as a single player) and that's when they got recognized by many College coaches.

So, just a little advise from someone who has been there before. Make sure your kid(s) work hard & have good grades first. Good Luck Everyone!

Lax Dad.




Joining big(?) club teams does not(can not) guaranteed anything. Trust me, they will take anyone willing to pay $$$. No offense... It's all business. I would not turn down anyone with $$$.
So do not wait your $ and time in summer lax tourneys...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/26/12 11:21 AM
Any one have results from kings point League Yesterday??
Can BOC Post?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/26/12 03:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If you seen us play than you know we are going undefeated. Cudas rule!


But you've already lost.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/26/12 07:38 PM
Wouldn't it be nice if parents actually thought before they posted. If you are a 91 parent stay on ur own board. Express stay on yours, Outlaws yours and fl$ yours.
Then if you have something positive to say come on here and talk it up, let it fly,let it be known the kids did great!
If you need to bash another kids team to feel good you need help. Even when they say things you may not agree with or feel they may not be what they say. Remember it may be a kid or a parent but either way you are not the LAX POLICE. If you think your 2016 can beat another like 91 and Express PUSH your directors for a game-set it up, demand it! A round robbin with all 2016 teams to see who the best 2016 on LI is. Then come on here and tell everyone what a great job they did. Oh yea until then SHUT UP with the NEGATIVES
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/26/12 08:33 PM
Kings point has all star Team Playing Baltimore crabs sun at 10am. Does any one know where there from or who kids are.(kings point allstars)??
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 03/29/12 04:01 PM
I believe the Kings Point All-Star team was selected by inviting the top players from each of the participating teams in the Merchant Marine Academy league.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/03/12 01:04 PM
Crabs boys did well up in LI this past weekend. We played a Conn team of men (pun), and won by 5-6 goals, then played the skilled "orange" Express team. Very good game won by Crabs by a few. Parents from LI are allot of fun. Look forward to another meeting. Sunday Crabs played the select team from the USMMA leauge and unfortunatly it was not much of a match. The LI boys were skilled but I think putting together a team last minute can be dufficult when playing a team like the Crabs who have been together since Sept.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/03/12 01:20 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
No way crabs beat cudas this year - cudas eat crabs!


and...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/03/12 02:37 PM
Sunday game was 10-3 at half, and final 15-7. Not bad with No Practice. Crabs offense was outstanding, and they were just bigger and quicker. Must of had over 35 shots, and picked up 8 out of 10 ground Balls. still a good showing by Li kids
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/03/12 06:29 PM
Express got off to a slow start but really picked it up in the 2nd half. Almost a replay of their encounter in the fall. Crabs clearly the best team in this age group with Express a close second. Wish the logistics were different and they could play on a regular basis.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/04/12 03:26 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Express got off to a slow start but really picked it up in the 2nd half. Almost a replay of their encounter in the fall. Crabs clearly the best team in this age group with Express a close second. Wish the logistics were different and they could play on a regular basis.


Hard to rank the teams until the summer when the better teams start to face each other.

Wonder how long it will take for someone to start preparing for next summer's team. Might even be in the works already.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/04/12 06:48 PM
Not hard to rank the top teams in this age category. Crabs, Express, Dukes, Loonies, Laxachusetts, Leading Edge have been playing together all year and will have a jump on the other summer teams. These programs don't seem to have a problem having their best players commit all year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/04/12 07:53 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not hard to rank the top teams in this age category. Crabs, Express, Dukes, Loonies, Laxachusetts, Leading Edge have been playing together all year and will have a jump on the other summer teams. These programs don't seem to have a problem having their best players commit all year.


Go for it!
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/04/12 08:37 PM
Dont forget the Annapolis Hawks. I think this team by the end of Spring will be very hard to beat. They practice 2-3 times per week since March 1, scrimmage most weekends. Crabs will have their hands full. Another strong "Summer only " team in this area is the Green Turtle. Somehow they attract top players in the Baltimore area, do nothing with them all Spring, then they are right up there with Crabs. Rock is still emerging.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/04/12 09:01 PM
Originally Posted by Lax parent
Dont forget the Annapolis Hawks. I think this team by the end of Spring will be very hard to beat. They practice 2-3 times per week since March 1, scrimmage most weekends. Crabs will have their hands full. Another strong "Summer only " team in this area is the Green Turtle. Somehow they attract top players in the Baltimore area, do nothing with them all Spring, then they are right up there with Crabs. Rock is still emerging.


There's a few teams on LI as well that may draw some interest as well. Once the summer tournaments start, we'll have a better picture. Some of the unmentioned LI teams have been practicing since the winter and playing indoor games together.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/04/12 11:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not hard to rank the top teams in this age category. Crabs, Express, Dukes, Loonies, Laxachusetts, Leading Edge have been playing together all year and will have a jump on the other summer teams. These programs don't seem to have a problem having their best players commit all year.


This post is so uninformed it's not even funny. There are tons of teams you omitted from this list who will be very formidable this summer.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/05/12 12:16 AM
Now if we could only get them all in the same region so they could play more often. We loved the Crabs game as they are super talented kids. If Green turtle or Hawks are in that category we hope to play them Too!!! If we meet in the middle like southern Jersey or Philly area and do a round robbin with the Dukes that would be the best!!!!!!! Hopefully these kids will bond become friends and remember each other into college.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/05/12 12:49 AM
91 Orange and outlaws Black are Both VERY VERY GOOD
Express orange might be a little better now but they are both the real deaL.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/05/12 02:25 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Now if we could only get them all in the same region so they could play more often. We loved the Crabs game as they are super talented kids. If Green turtle or Hawks are in that category we hope to play them Too!!! If we meet in the middle like southern Jersey or Philly area and do a round robbin with the Dukes that would be the best!!!!!!! Hopefully these kids will bond become friends and remember each other into college.


Wishful thinking. These teams will have 50% turnover in two years and 75-80% by the time they head to college. Seen it with three different classes of my own.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/05/12 02:37 AM
Agreed. No kid is "safe" on these club teams - even kids whos parents seem to be on the inside circle. Seen a lot of excellent players be "uninvited" to these teams when the new toy comes along or a kid doesn't go to the "right" school. Never get too comfortable.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/05/12 10:07 AM
We shall see soon enough. At the forsberg tournament we will all see the local teams compete. Should be a great way to start off the summer
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 Orange and outlaws Black are Both VERY VERY GOOD
Express orange might be a little better now but they are both the real deaL.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/05/12 10:34 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Agreed. No kid is "safe" on these club teams - even kids whos parents seem to be on the inside circle. Seen a lot of excellent players be "uninvited" to these teams when the new toy comes along or a kid doesn't go to the "right" school. Never get too comfortable.


By safe do you mean doesn't make it if a better kid comes along? I believe thats why they have tryouts, isn't it? I believe all the major clubs have very different rosters from last year, as will next year. The idea is growth so that all the best players play on each clubs best team. When people hear about a great team the best kids SOMETIMES gravitate to it. Right wrong or indifferent this is life in most organized sports.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/09/12 01:43 AM
when cudas have everybody and start practicing alot after middle school season we gonna rock the crabs.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/09/12 12:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
when cudas have everybody and start practicing alot after middle school season we gonna rock the crabs.


You'll have more to worry about than the crabs come summer.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/09/12 01:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
when cudas have everybody and start practicing alot after middle school season we gonna rock the crabs.


When you say Cudas, do you mean Express Orange? The reason I ask is that the Cudas played one tournament last year, and it was made up of boys from a bunch of kids from different clubs.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/09/12 02:00 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
when cudas have everybody and start practicing alot after middle school season we gonna rock the crabs.


You'll have more to worry about than the crabs come summer.


Not a Cuda parent/ kid. Just someone else trying to stir the pot. We look forward to playing all our friends on LI and off for the best competition. Looks like Forsberge will be the first chance we get to play the Major programs on LI.. As for the poster 13 yr olds dont worry about Lax- They live it and enjoy it with their friends on all the local teams
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/09/12 08:21 PM
Crabs look pretty good this yr 2016. The entire roster. They only carry 20-21 field players and all look good. Played LI Orange , Conn HS team and USMMA select group and looked very strong last weekend.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/09/12 09:41 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs look pretty good this yr 2016. The entire roster. They only carry 20-21 field players and all look good. Played LI Orange , Conn HS team and USMMA select group and looked very strong last weekend.


After watching them play I believe they are the best 2016 team around. The skills of these kids were incredible and the coaching was right on. I believe they commit to Lax year round and it shows. They have a coach who acknowledged all the opposing players strengths and rode his players hard, can't wait to see them again on the field.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/10/12 01:00 PM
Lets just say some parents where influential putting that team togther
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/10/12 04:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Lets just say some parents where influential putting that team togther


What team are you talking about?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/10/12 04:34 PM
2016 orange express
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/10/12 04:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs look pretty good this yr 2016. The entire roster. They only carry 20-21 field players and all look good. Played LI Orange , Conn HS team and USMMA select group and looked very strong last weekend.


After watching them play I believe they are the best 2016 team around. The skills of these kids were incredible and the coaching was right on. I believe they commit to Lax year round and it shows. They have a coach who acknowledged all the opposing players strengths and rode his players hard, can't wait to see them again on the field.


They have lost twice to the U15 Crabs. Right now, Crabs are the best 2016 team out there.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/10/12 05:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2016 orange express


Just checking. I do remember reading about that last summer. The infamous Barracuda team. Hopefully they don't lose to any LI teams this year or all their planning will be wasted. Should be an iteresting summer. Maybe the parents who put this together are already talking to the Crabs for next summers team. LOL
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/10/12 05:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
We look forward to playing all our friends on LI and off for the best competition. Looks like Forsberge will be the first chance we get to play the Major programs on LI.


Just curious who you guys considered your competition to be on LI?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/10/12 07:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
We look forward to playing all our friends on LI and off for the best competition. Looks like Forsberge will be the first chance we get to play the Major programs on LI.


Just curious who you guys considered your competition to be on LI?

We consider the best teams to be the ones who will give us the best game. It is way to early to say which programs that will be this year but it looks like Forsberge will be the first that the major clubs face each other.

You can guess all you want but until they face each other it's all BS. By AUG 1st a best of 2016 should be known.
Right now it looks like Crabs rule the roost in the Entire East
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/10/12 07:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
We look forward to playing all our friends on LI and off for the best competition. Looks like Forsberge will be the first chance we get to play the Major programs on LI.


Just curious who you guys considered your competition to be on LI?

We consider the best teams to be the ones who will give us the best game. It is way to early to say which programs that will be this year but it looks like Forsberge will be the first that the major clubs face each other.

You can guess all you want but until they face each other it's all BS. By AUG 1st a best of 2016 should be known.
Right now it looks like Crabs rule the roost in the Entire East


Have the Express played any of the other LI teams yet? I guess they may have an oppurtunity to play the Outlaws at Forsberg depending upon the schedule. Looks like they'll have to wait until TriState or Madlax to face 91. It's hard to see where the Express will be based on their website. You can only tell the away tournaments they're attending based on the hotel listings. Looks like some good lacrosse this year at this age group.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/10/12 08:34 PM
Yea But parent's who Kiss a$$ the best, thats how less talented players get on some of these better team's
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/11/12 02:07 PM
If that were the case, this team would not be as good as it is.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/11/12 06:21 PM
Not all the kids only a hand full, like who's daddy arranged for some real talented players to make a move to the express from another team, It will all catch up to them in the next year or two tops, when they get to high school
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/11/12 09:35 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not all the kids only a hand full, like who's daddy arranged for some real talented players to make a move to the express from another team, It will all catch up to them in the next year or two tops, when they get to high school


That's if they decide to stay together for that long. Very difficult to keep teams together in this day and age. There is always parents who are not happy with playing time, coaches, etc who look to make a move.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/12/12 01:49 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not all the kids only a hand full, like who's daddy arranged for some real talented players to make a move to the express from another team, It will all catch up to them in the next year or two tops, when they get to high school


Dont be a hater
- the move was done the team split anyway kids left for other programs and some got kicked to the B team, it was going to happen- now move on get over it and think nice thoughts. Go out and get a Ritas ice extra sprinkles turn ur frown upside down :{= } (thats a buck teeth smile)
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/12/12 12:49 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not all the kids only a hand full, like who's daddy arranged for some real talented players to make a move to the express from another team, It will all catch up to them in the next year or two tops, when they get to high school


Dont be a hater
- the move was done the team split anyway kids left for other programs and some got kicked to the B team, it was going to happen- now move on get over it and think nice thoughts. Go out and get a Ritas ice extra sprinkles turn ur frown upside down :{= } (thats a buck teeth smile)


Live in your fantasy world if it makes you feel better about what happened. The move was being planned during the season or how else did the Barracudas play one week after the last scheduled summer tournament? How long did it take to register for the Madlax tournaments and get uniforms made, etc. I'm sure another move will be in the works soon enough.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/12/12 08:32 PM
I hear there are changes coming before the summer, they are looking at a couple of kids right now , they are going to make the team stronger, 4 late comer's who are uncommited and they can play, get ready to be upset parents, pushed to the B team or no play time is more likely, only the less talented ones will be effected, there is no shortage of less talented on that 2016 orange team , some kids just don't belong there, see you all soon I'll be the one with ice cream and extra sprinkels LMAO
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/12/12 08:37 PM
its nice to see written rival LI parents snipeing at each other. We dont do this down hear in Balt.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/12/12 10:25 PM
Baltimore....GEEZ. You just hold your kids back for years in a crappy school system hoping they can make $3,000/month playing in the MLL and selling lax gear.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/13/12 02:24 AM
Baltimore does its share of sniping just not online. Ask a parent of a Loonies player how they feel about the Crabs. You can print that kind of stuff.



Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/13/12 11:07 AM
Sad thing about Looneys is that they have alot of talent on the 2016 team but for reasons not known openly, they are not playing NPYLL. Green Turtle does nothing inthe Spring and they also would make this leauge more competitive for Crabs. Hawks and maybe Mad Lax and Next Level may be pretty good. Shame LI Express couldnt make it work.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/13/12 02:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I hear there are changes coming before the summer, they are looking at a couple of kids right now , they are going to make the team stronger, 4 late comer's who are uncommited and they can play, get ready to be upset parents, pushed to the B team or no play time is more likely, only the less talented ones will be effected, there is no shortage of less talented on that 2016 orange team , some kids just don't belong there, see you all soon I'll be the one with ice cream and extra sprinkels LMAO


LOL. Sounds like a fun time for them this summer (if they last that long). Heard lots of promised were made to kids/parents and they seem to be pulling them back already. I'll be looking out for you.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/13/12 02:51 PM
If your son will not be attending a Catholic school he already is on the short list of kids to eventually be cut when a comparable St. Anthony's, Chaminade or Kellenberg kid comes along. With the Express, the tie always goes to the Catholic school kid. Next stop - fl$.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/13/12 10:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I hear there are changes coming before the summer, they are looking at a couple of kids right now , they are going to make the team stronger, 4 late comer's who are uncommited and they can play, get ready to be upset parents, pushed to the B team or no play time is more likely, only the less talented ones will be effected, there is no shortage of less talented on that 2016 orange team , some kids just don't belong there, see you all soon I'll be the one with ice cream and extra sprinkels LMAO


LOL. Sounds like a fun time for them this summer (if they last that long). Heard lots of promised were made to kids/parents and they seem to be pulling them back already. I'll be looking out for you.


U guys are funny-4 late comers Promises (HAAAA) who is it you know? or is it you are on the "inside" who told you, Ferris Buehler grin . Ohh yeah the world is ending on 12-21-12 so they will play the Mayan Lax in the new league where each year you pick new teams and the last one picked becomes the next captain of the universe.. Also it's like Seinfeld's Bizzarro world.

I heard the "parents" are getting together to ask a parent to coach a game after the summer ends of dodgeball but keep it quiet because the season isn't over and there is a lot of crying to do--uh I mean planning. The best kids from Express- 91 -Crabs- fl$-Team LI, raiders and Titans, will meet at a secret location (Cold Stone ) to discuss which uniforms to wear to the game. We are getting them really fast!! A dad on the inside has a friend who will design them and deliver them made out of astronut material in 3 days. Its all true and I know cause it was posted by a disgruntled left out parent WHHAAAAAA!

Now stop your BS and worry about your team and your kid and just play a nice competitive season. Good luck to all the kids out there in 2016 land have a safe fun filled summer and enjoy your youth Lax, make friends and Laugh with them. Be the best student you can get to the best college, make a lot of money and give back to the COMMUNITY AND SPORT !
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/14/12 11:54 AM
Ferris if you think the cudas will pass on available talent your loosing your edge, reality it's about winning and $ for these tournament teams, cudas are going to take on more talented players whats wrong with that, go cudas i will be there to watch you win every game boys this is our year
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/14/12 01:48 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Ferris if you think the cudas will pass on available talent your loosing your edge, reality it's about winning and $ for these tournament teams, cudas are going to take on more talented players whats wrong with that, go cudas i will be there to watch you win every game boys this is our year


Nobody on any travel team will pass on talent. The hate mongering peeps stated there were 4 more players. They were Attempting to do nothing more than harass the team in question. That being said it is sad for the people still hung up on the Cudas to keep coming on here trying to stir things. Move on have a great summer, scream in joy when your team wins and ur kids have fun! Push them to excel at everything and be a role model. Dont be a jerk because ur kid didn't get asked or your feelings were hurt. If you think someone shouldn't have made the team during tryouts, better for you, now maybe your team will beat the Cudas because they have in your mind a kid who "shouldn't" be there. Like it was posted earlier, it will all be relevant the 1st week of August when travel is over and we see which clubs fall where. Maybe the Cudas will get beat by 91, the Outlaws, Team LI, and the Turtles, sadly I know it would make you feel great if this group of outstanding 2016 kids lose. For us it is a great group of kids and parents who like each other, play great together and who will excel in LIFE.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/14/12 11:12 PM
You can continue to be a nonbeliever if it makes you feel better but changes are coming like it or not, yes we do have some realy nice kids on our team all very likable, i personally feel some players just don't belong. Dont let how I feel get you upset, I welcome new players you have to agree competition is good
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/15/12 02:24 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You can continue to be a nonbeliever if it makes you feel better but changes are coming like it or not, yes we do have some realy nice kids on our team all very likable, i personally feel some players just don't belong. Dont let how I feel get you upset, I welcome new players you have to agree competition is good


You funny--------- ----"We"------------ like it made me laugh.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/15/12 01:30 PM
Crabs U15 vs MadLax today in Va. Very good games last season between Crabs and Mad lax U13 . Hopefully Mad lax will bring the same game this yr
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/15/12 04:06 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Ferris if you think the cudas will pass on available talent your loosing your edge, reality it's about winning and $ for these tournament teams, cudas are going to take on more talented players whats wrong with that, go cudas i will be there to watch you win every game boys this is our year


Maybe the Cudas will get beat by 91, the Outlaws, Team LI, and the Turtles, sadly I know it would make you feel great if this group of outstanding 2016 kids lose. For us it is a great group of kids and parents who like each other, play great together and who will excel in LIFE.


The one mistake with your reply is that this team was not put together to lose. Losing is not acceptable! Anyone telling you it's all about the kids and making the kids better players are blowing smoke. There is a small group of parents controling the team behind the scenes who think their kids are the best and will do anything to get them on what they feel is the best team. They may let you think you are part of the circle but you are not. You are only being used until they no longer think your kid is worthy of playing with theirs unless you make a big donation to the catholic HS of your choice. Come back here in 6 months to let me know what happened during the summer. I'm sure the story will be much different. Just think, how many different teams have these people been with over the last few years? They will not stop with yours.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/15/12 04:09 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You can continue to be a nonbeliever if it makes you feel better but changes are coming like it or not, yes we do have some realy nice kids on our team all very likable, i personally feel some players just don't belong. Dont let how I feel get you upset, I welcome new players you have to agree competition is good


The implosion and back stabbing has alredy started. I would of thought nothing less of the egos driving this team.
Posted By: Lax parent Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/16/12 12:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs U15 vs MadLax today in Va. Very good games last season between Crabs and Mad lax U13 . Hopefully Mad lax will bring the same game this yr


Well played game. MAD LAX dealt with Crabs initial rush of 4-5 early goals and kept the game quite close untill the 4th quarter when Crabs pulled away and won 13-7.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/16/12 06:39 PM
chit chat on the sidelines was Cudas piling up the losses to Crabs and Cudas don't want so many lossess on their record to hurt the image of the program and also start messing with their confidence.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/16/12 07:17 PM
Not sure why the Turtles are mentioned with this group
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/16/12 09:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
chit chat on the sidelines was Cudas piling up the losses to Crabs and Cudas don't want so many lossess on their record to hurt the image of the program and also start messing with their confidence.


You are obsessed with them. You must have really got hurt not making the team. See u in August. :-<]
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/16/12 11:17 PM
Worried about stacking up losses....Coaches have tried to set up numerous games with the Crabs and other strong teams (sorry not 91..get over it). This team wants to play the best!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/17/12 03:11 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
chit chat on the sidelines was Cudas piling up the losses to Crabs and Cudas don't want so many lossess on their record to hurt the image of the program and also start messing with their confidence.


You are obsessed with them. You must have really got hurt not making the team. See u in August. :-<]


I don't think a team that has played the Crabs 2X, Looneys 2x, Dukes 3x Laxachusetts, Leading Edge, Tri-State, Team LI, Outlaws and Greenwich is ducking anyone. Oh, and by the way it's not even summer yet. These coaches can't fill the schedule with enough top teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/17/12 12:24 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Worried about stacking up losses....Coaches have tried to set up numerous games with the Crabs and other strong teams (sorry not 91..get over it). This team wants to play the best!


What do they have to get over? Somebody listed the Outlaws as a top LI team yet 91 beat them at the shamrock shootout. So where does that put 91? If and when they meet on the field, I'm sure 91 will be ready. I saw them play at the shamrock and they are much improved over last year.

There is one reason that express will not play 91 in the spring...to put it simply, 91 is the one team they can not afford to lose to. If they lose to 91 all of last year's planning, scheming, and back door deals will be exposed for what they really were. I don't think 91 has anything to prove, express is the one hearing the foot steps and trying to validate themselves.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/17/12 01:47 PM
See the 91 thread. Same 91 nonsense. Win a few spring games and they are all of a sudden the team to beat. I guess any type of publicity helps them. Enjoy the spring wins....see 91 in the summer.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/17/12 02:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
See the 91 thread. Same 91 nonsense. Win a few spring games and they are all of a sudden the team to beat. I guess any type of publicity helps them. Enjoy the spring wins....see 91 in the summer.


Never said they were the team to beat. Just asked a simple question that the express faithful doesn't want to answer. After all, how can anyone expect to compete with the express?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/17/12 06:36 PM
What Outlaws team plays in the MMA?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/17/12 08:57 PM
before you tell us how good 91 is why dont you tell the whole story of who they beat at the shamrock tournament. You beat the outlaws by a couple of goals express beat them by double digits you played riptide beat them by 5 express beat them the day before by 20 if you played leading edge laxachussets and the titans like express did you may have won one game step up to the plate beat the crabs looneys and the dukes then check into reality 91 needs to play the best before they beat their chest
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
See the 91 thread. Same 91 nonsense. Win a few spring games and they are all of a sudden the team to beat. I guess any type of publicity helps them. Enjoy the spring wins....see 91 in the summer.


Never said they were the team to beat. Just asked a simple question that the express faithful doesn't want to answer. After all, how can anyone expect to compete with the express?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/17/12 09:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Worried about stacking up losses....Coaches have tried to set up numerous games with the Crabs and other strong teams (sorry not 91..get over it). This team wants to play the best!


What do they have to get over? Somebody listed the Outlaws as a top LI team yet 91 beat them at the shamrock shootout. So where does that put 91? If and when they meet on the field, I'm sure 91 will be ready. I saw them play at the shamrock and they are much improved over last year.

There is one reason that express will not play 91 in the spring...to put it simply, 91 is the one team they can not afford to lose to. If they lose to 91 all of last year's planning, scheming, and back door deals will be exposed for what they really were. I don't think 91 has anything to prove, express is the one hearing the foot steps and trying to validate themselves.


Hey 91, don't have too much success against the cudas or they'll steal your best players.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/18/12 11:52 AM
91 is boasting about beating teams in Shamrock Shootout which is a scrimmage/tournament that is run by 91. C'mon please!!!!! 91 has the little organization syndrome. I have an idea 91.....show up, play, go home and SHUT UP !!!!!1 I know that may be a novel idea for you guys but give it a try, maybe someday other players and organizations will respect you!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/18/12 12:02 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
before you tell us how good 91 is why dont you tell the whole story of who they beat at the shamrock tournament. You beat the outlaws by a couple of goals express beat them by double digits you played riptide beat them by 5 express beat them the day before by 20 if you played leading edge laxachussets and the titans like express did you may have won one game step up to the plate beat the crabs looneys and the dukes then check into reality 91 needs to play the best before they beat their chest[quote=Anonymous][quote=Anonymous]See the 91 thread. Same 91 nonsense. Win a few spring games and they are all of a sudden the team to beat. I guess any type of publicity helps them. Enjoy the spring wins....see 91 in the summer.


Wow! You guys must be the best team on LI. Do you feel better now? LOL

The guy never said anything about 91 being the best team. He just asked you where you'd rank them. The funny thing is I beleive the guy knew you'd never give him a truthful answer. You guys have a really big chip on your shoulder about 91. BTW, our twon team beat the titans a few years ago so....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/18/12 12:34 PM
Why is that anytime 91 comes up on this board, some Express parents feel the need to try and give them a verbal beatdown? Is that what the Express is all about? I hope not. You sound like the guy yelling from the sidelines and trying to intimidate the refs during every game. How about beatng teams by 20 goals? Did it make you feel like more of a man? Once again, is that really what the Express is all about? The guy from 91 was poking at you guys but as the saying goes, you bought it hook line and sinker. Sound like you guys got "big team" syndrome.

I thankfully don't have a kid in this mess but you're giving the Express organization a bad name.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/18/12 02:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
91 is boasting about beating teams in Shamrock Shootout which is a scrimmage/tournament that is run by 91. C'mon please!!!!! 91 has the little organization syndrome. I have an idea 91.....show up, play, go home and SHUT UP !!!!!1 I know that may be a novel idea for you guys but give it a try, maybe someday other players and organizations will respect you!!!


So...True Blue, Dune Dawgs, 91, Team LI, and others all play its a scrimmage? Oh, that must be because the express wasnt there. As long as the express avoids local competition in an attempt to not be seen losing to other long island clubs, thus making kids want to play on those other clubs, all of the non express players will be stuck playing in the local based scrimmage scene. I dont understand the express mentality of still thinking that they are still the be all and end all of Long Island lacrosse..still a strong club, but its ok to not dominate anymore. At least you can enjoy the older grades where any kid that wants to go to St A's or Chaminade are strong armed into playing express club ball if they want to attend those schools. My hat is off to those guys for that one..."want to play at our schools, you have to play for our club, you want to play for our club, you have to go to our schools"...brilliant. Cant wait to see the under armour roster this year and see how many of those kids arent donating to those schools or club.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/18/12 05:20 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Why is that anytime 91 comes up on this board, some Express parents feel the need to try and give them a verbal beatdown? Is that what the Express is all about? I hope not. You sound like the guy yelling from the sidelines and trying to intimidate the refs during every game. How about beatng teams by 20 goals? Did it make you feel like more of a man? Once again, is that really what the Express is all about? The guy from 91 was poking at you guys but as the saying goes, you bought it hook line and sinker. Sound like you guys got "big team" syndrome.


Seems like they all come on this board to bash another organization. It certainly is not limited to 1 team. Read the posts 91 is angry that they lost players to Express. Some kids and Dads or Moms do nothing but bash each other. Someone crys that kids made the Cudas who shouldn't have. 91 cheated with older kids in Ct at Yale. The scores run high, you don't play local teams you have Parents coaching. The list goes on and on. But we all know the real deal, these are 13 -14 yr olds. Tell your directors to set up games so we know who the best 2016 is this year, then we can complain about the refs, johnny wasn't there so we lost, they poached the best players, the shoes were to bright and hurt our kids eyes. Now set it up then tell us where and we'll have it put on MSg varsity and ESPNU. See you in August we'll see who the best team is but the crying will continue because you are a loser if you think this is that important...Entertaining yes Important no. And Oh my kids 13 and he got a call from Hopkins to be seen at the Spongebob shootout ........ NOW just go away
Stress schoolwork!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/18/12 08:40 PM
GO CRABS!! I assume based on this bickering "91" is as good as Express Orange? Are we on the horizon to play 91? Hope so. Crabs need a challenge as strong as the Express team has been.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/19/12 02:54 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
GO CRABS!! I assume based on this bickering "91" is as good as Express Orange? Are we on the horizon to play 91? Hope so. Crabs need a challenge as strong as the Express team has been.


Just don't expect an honest answer from the Express faithful. LOL.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/19/12 12:53 PM
Express Orange is only going to get better with the additions that are coming 91 will be a weak comparison.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/19/12 03:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Express Orange is only going to get better with the additions that are coming 91 will be a weak comparison.
Nice try More players

LOL U guys are Great it never ends stir, stir, stir I heard it's 91 kids that were defecting and moving to Express smile They are now making 2 teams 1 called the replacements and they're going to make a movie filmed right here on LI at Farmingdale to compete with Broken arrows. Its going to be called pittiful parents of LI LAX 2016. Focus here parents tell ur kids get good grades, go to good school, have fun.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/19/12 05:53 PM
Reality check don't blink when june comes around you'll see,express = win win win =s $$$$$$ = who cares about the kids. Thats what LI lacrosse is realy about
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/19/12 06:48 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
GO CRABS!! I assume based on this bickering "91" is as good as Express Orange? Are we on the horizon to play 91? Hope so. Crabs need a challenge as strong as the Express team has been.


Go Crabs, please. Same garbage from you MD people and your loose U-XX team age cut off's. You take your u11 u13 u15 and u17 teams, which all have kids that are 12, 14, 16 and 18 years of age and play them down against our 2019, 2018, 2016 and 2014 teams. Or better yet, have your U18 team loaded with 13th graders and 19 year olds play our 2013's. You people have been doing this for years. Its the only way you can compete. Just garbage. Same with New England teams. A couple of years ago, Nesel played my sons rising eigth grade team with a U17 team at the Crimson tourny. God as my judge, one the kids got in his car and drove away after the game!! We played them to a 0-0 tie at the half. They won the game and were going nuts that they beat a LI team. The parents were also going nuts, until we told them our kids are going into 9th grade!! Many of them were still 13! So crabs, have your 16 and 17 year old U-15s play Nesels!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/19/12 07:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Express Orange is only going to get better with the additions that are coming 91 will be a weak comparison.


Stole a couple of kids fromthe Crabs when they were up here? So are you cutting kids from the team to make room or just adding to and letting some kids stand on the sidelines watching? Either way, classy move by the Express. To top it off, I sure they waited until everyone had paid in full for the year and guess what...no refunds.

Hope it's all worth it in the end. No one is envious of you, just glad we're not part of that 3 ring circus.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/19/12 07:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
GO CRABS!! I assume based on this bickering "91" is as good as Express Orange? Are we on the horizon to play 91? Hope so. Crabs need a challenge as strong as the Express team has been.


Go Crabs, please. Same garbage from you MD people and your loose U-XX team age cut off's. You take your u11 u13 u15 and u17 teams, which all have kids that are 12, 14, 16 and 18 years of age and play them down against our 2019, 2018, 2016 and 2014 teams. Or better yet, have your U18 team loaded with 13th graders and 19 year olds play our 2013's. You people have been doing this for years. Its the only way you can compete. Just garbage. Same with New England teams. A couple of years ago, Nesel played my sons rising eigth grade team with a U17 team at the Crimson tourny. God as my judge, one the kids got in his car and drove away after the game!! We played them to a 0-0 tie at the half. They won the game and were going nuts that they beat a LI team. The parents were also going nuts, until we told them our kids are going into 9th grade!! Many of them were still 13! So crabs, have your 16 and 17 year old U-15s play Nesels!!!


LOL. Someone needs a relaity check. Must be the same guy ranting how good the express are.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/19/12 07:46 PM
ooooh no one will be cut, its all about the money and winning, the express questioned there abilty to win put the word out and made the team better by adding players its not the frist or last time this happen, who wants to pay top dollar to put there kid on a team that looses no one, Express has win at all cost policy to protect the next year's money or roster they go together, express is the best program in the north east like it or not
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/19/12 07:59 PM
No not an Express guy. Just a truth guy. Yeah all the LI teams like express stink. Yet some how 40percent of all kids playing lacrosse in college are from NY. (Inside Lacrosse)That's cause our teams aren't any good!! Talk about a reality check!!

The only reason you play lacrosse in MD is because of all the LI kids that went to colleges down there over the last 40 years stayed, raised families and grew the sport. By the way, ever think about where the top coaches come from? Starsia, Breshci, Petremala, Danowski, Desko? NEW [lacrosse]
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/19/12 08:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
ooooh no one will be cut, its all about the money and winning, the express questioned there abilty to win put the word out and made the team better by adding players its not the frist or last time this happen, who wants to pay top dollar to put there kid on a team that looses no one, Express has win at all cost policy to protect the next year's money or roster they go together, express is the best program in the north east like it or not


Ok. I believe you now. I guess the meds are starting to kick in.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/19/12 08:48 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
ooooh no one will be cut, its all about the money and winning, the express questioned there abilty to win put the word out and made the team better by adding players its not the frist or last time this happen, who wants to pay top dollar to put there kid on a team that looses no one, Express has win at all cost policy to protect the next year's money or roster they go together, express is the best program in the north east like it or not


Does the north east include Baltimore??
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/20/12 12:21 AM
MD is Mid Atlantic... Not NorthEast
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/22/12 11:54 PM
I guess the poaching of players has begun.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/23/12 01:56 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I guess the poaching of players has begun.


Whats with the random comment? What do you mean?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/23/12 12:57 PM
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Its all about the money, these lacrosse coach's can't find a real job so they take advantage of parents that know nothing about sports, most of the kids on these travel teams are not athletes, there parents just don't know it,they can't understand why there son isn't on the best team, win win win win $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ thats the game get use to it or get your kid out.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/24/12 12:16 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Its all about the money, these lacrosse coach's can't find a real job so they take advantage of parents that know nothing about sports, most of the kids on these travel teams are not athletes, there parents just don't know it,they can't understand why there son isn't on the best team, win win win win $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ thats the game get use to it or get your kid out.


I've found that most of the parents on the top level teams are VERY knowledgeable about the game.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/24/12 01:13 PM
Parents know less then the coach's,thats how they get over, Explayers that have been successfull $$$$$$$$$ in other areas of life know the game, like it or not.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/24/12 03:29 PM
Summer travel lacrosse is NOT all about playing on the top super select team for most kids. Only some kids can play at that level. If you take a look at the top teams in any grade from each of the top four or five clubs, your only looking at maybe 100 plus kids. That's a very small percentage of the overall number of kids that play lacrosse in that grade across all of Long Island. Has got to be less than 2 or 3 percent of all the kids. Meaning that all those other kids need a place to play summer lacrosse. If they want to try and get better and play with the other 2 or 3 percent, they have got to play summer somewhere. These B and C teams that everyone likes to call "money makers" are where all the other 97+ percent of the kids play. Let me inform you, these kids play just as hard as the A team kids and work their tails off. They love the sport just as much as everyone else. By the way, from my experience many of these kids will be starting right along side of the other kids on many of your town middle school, JV and Varsity teams. Why? Because they played summer ball, worked hard and earned a spot. All summer ball should be about is getting better, before 9th grade. After that it matters for recruiting.
No, I'm not part of any club, just a parent.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/24/12 11:59 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
ooooh no one will be cut, its all about the money and winning, the express questioned there abilty to win put the word out and made the team better by adding players its not the frist or last time this happen, who wants to pay top dollar to put there kid on a team that looses no one, Express has win at all cost policy to protect the next year's money or roster they go together, express is the best program in the north east like it or not


The "adults" on this thread arguing about which club is the best look like a bunch of idiots.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/27/12 10:03 AM
Didn't you mean "loses"? Express may be the best but it can't get you anywhere is you can't spell!!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/27/12 01:29 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Didn't you mean "loses"? Express may be the best but it can't get you anywhere is you can't spell!!!!


Grammar is also important! LOL

The summer tournaments are just around the corner for these teams. Should be an interesting summer. Does anyone have the express summer schedule? They are the only club not posting any team schedules on their website. Maybe it's all top secret!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/27/12 04:00 PM
any smart follower of this site knows to look at their (Express') Hotel schedule to see which tournaments the teams are headed to.

Doesnt seem like a secret just seems like they just dont want to make it easy for us.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/27/12 04:17 PM
Thank you. Made me chuckle. Grammar is also important
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/27/12 06:16 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
any smart follower of this site knows to look at their (Express') Hotel schedule to see which tournaments the teams are headed to.

Doesnt seem like a secret just seems like they just dont want to make it easy for us.


What about the local tournaments?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/27/12 10:06 PM
Oh no....it is a secret!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/30/12 05:22 PM
2016 Express Orange was supposed to play Turtles yesterday. Is 2016 Express Orange the Barracuda team? Either way, anyone know what happened in game?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/30/12 06:31 PM
canceled
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/30/12 07:59 PM
I guess if you are not a part of the organization why do you need to know!


Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/30/12 08:15 PM
If the Express 2016 team is so good, why are they playing the Turtles? Didn't they beat them soundly with half their team earlier this year?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/30/12 08:56 PM
If Baracudas (Express 2016) want to play Crabs , Hawks, Looneys, GT ect they need to refrain from playing 2017 teams??
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/30/12 09:36 PM
Wow here we go the Speculators and the Lax Police are back!!! Go get them! They shouldn't play Lax in NY MD or VA (HA HA HA). Remember August will be here soon, it will shake out with who had the best record soon enough. I have an idea! Get your teams director to set up a game, many teams from outside NY have played them so now get your director to call the Express director and ask for a game. I bet they will oblige you and play, lets go go go.

In closing--Don't worry about them worry about YOUR team
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/30/12 09:43 PM
Hard to imagine the 2016 Express Orange would have a game set up to play down against the 2017 Turtles (Express) unless the 2017 Turtles insisted on it. I don't have a horse here but could this be confused with the Green Turtles, which is a 2016 team? If anything, if they really want to test themselves "within the Express family" the 2016 Express Orange should insist on playing up against the 2015 Express Orange. I think it would be a competitive game and maybe not something the 2015 folks would want to see?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 04/30/12 10:02 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If the Express 2016 team is so good, why are they playing the Turtles? Didn't they beat them soundly with half their team earlier this year?


First, learn the facts. 1. The Cuda's scrimmaged WITH the Turtles prior to Dicks TOC. There was no score, there were no refs. 2. There was from what I heard an unfortunate situation with a parents health on the Cuda's side. 3. The 2016 Cuda's are very good and the 2017 Turtles are very good. Both probably untouchable by any other LI team in their age group.

Play your own game.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/01/12 11:29 AM
In your opinion how did the scrimmage go?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/01/12 11:36 AM
Sad to hear about the LI parent. When we (Crabs) came up to UMMA last month and played the 2016 Express the parents were very kind and complimentary. The Crabs boys unanimously felt that the Express is (and for the second time) one of the top teams they have and will play. Thanks for the clarification about the 2017/ 2016 scrimmage.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/01/12 12:05 PM
Requested by Turtles coaches as it was back in Dec. 2016 Orange have not ducked anybody
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/01/12 12:47 PM
I don't understand why two teams can't scrimmage each other to work on certain parts of the game under game conditions without people keeping score. Does it really matter if they were a year older/younger? If both teams are getting something out of the scrimmage isn't that what really matters here? If you want top keep track of wins/losses, wait until the tournaments start and the teams start playing for something. In the end, we are talking about 13 and 14 y.o. boys. Let them have some fun for a while and play because they enjoy it and are learning, not because the parents have to win.

I hope everyone on the Express side is ok.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/01/12 01:09 PM
Sorry I didn't know this was going to be graded, may be you should put the book down and pick up a stick with your kid in the yard , I'll bet he would love it , then try making the orange team LMAO
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/01/12 01:55 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hard to imagine the 2016 Express Orange would have a game set up to play down against the 2017 Turtles (Express) unless the 2017 Turtles insisted on it. I don't have a horse here but could this be confused with the Green Turtles, which is a 2016 team? If anything, if they really want to test themselves "within the Express family" the 2016 Express Orange should insist on playing up against the 2015 Express Orange. I think it would be a competitive game and maybe not something the 2015 folks would want to see?


no 2015 teams are playing yet, these boys are in HS and are playing for their JV and Varsity's, when EXP orange 2015 and 2016 do scrimmage it will be 40 - 50 of the best laxers on long island
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/01/12 03:16 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hard to imagine the 2016 Express Orange would have a game set up to play down against the 2017 Turtles (Express) unless the 2017 Turtles insisted on it. I don't have a horse here but could this be confused with the Green Turtles, which is a 2016 team? If anything, if they really want to test themselves "within the Express family" the 2016 Express Orange should insist on playing up against the 2015 Express Orange. I think it would be a competitive game and maybe not something the 2015 folks would want to see?


Whats hard to imagine about a 2017 team looking to play up? And no it was not confused with the Green Turtles.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/01/12 03:40 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Sorry I didn't know this was going to be graded, may be you should put the book down and pick up a stick with your kid in the yard , I'll bet he would love it , then try making the orange team LMAO


He could if he wanted to but, he's happy where he's at. BTW, thanks for the advice. You made me laugh.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/01/12 03:46 PM
Looks like the Express Faithful are out in full force today. LOL
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/01/12 05:58 PM
Nothing wrong with anyone looking to play up. Not sure of the advantages of playing down in this age group.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/01/12 06:49 PM
Lax Police!!!! That's great!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/02/12 12:29 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hard to imagine the 2016 Express Orange would have a game set up to play down against the 2017 Turtles (Express) unless the 2017 Turtles insisted on it. I don't have a horse here but could this be confused with the Green Turtles, which is a 2016 team? If anything, if they really want to test themselves "within the Express family" the 2016 Express Orange should insist on playing up against the 2015 Express Orange. I think it would be a competitive game and maybe not something the 2015 folks would want to see?

no 2015 teams are playing yet, these boys are in HS and are playing for their JV and Varsity's, when EXP orange 2015 and 2016 do scrimmage it will be 40 - 50 of the best laxers on long island


2015 would smoke 2016 - huge difference in talent at every position. Trust me on this. This would only benefit 2016 so not worth it for 2015 to bother. 2015 Orange should only play up vs 2014 Orange or Blue.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 12:29 AM
It seems as if, going with the majority's logic here - one's team should never play down, only play up. If that is the case, these games would never take place as there would never be anyone older agreeing to play the younger team.
When there is an dominant team in an age bracket, they want to test their skills by playing up. Is the older team doing the younger team a "solid" by playing them - yes, of course. There is no benefit to the older team if they win - "Well they should win they are older" or if G forbid they lose "Maybe they aren't that good after all." These games are just games - there's no t-shirt for the winners, no pic on the website. It is all preparation for the coming tournament season. And as the games in question are within the Express dysfunctional "family", in the end would seem good for the entire program. Good for the Cudas for playing the Turtles and vice versa. BTW - they scrimmaged this past weekend. Who cares what players were there or weren't there - on that day in that game, the score was 6-4 Cudas.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 01:42 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It seems as if, going with the majority's logic here - one's team should never play down, only play up. If that is the case, these games would never take place as there would never be anyone older agreeing to play the younger team.
When there is an dominant team in an age bracket, they want to test their skills by playing up. Is the older team doing the younger team a "solid" by playing them - yes, of course. There is no benefit to the older team if they win - "Well they should win they are older" or if G forbid they lose "Maybe they aren't that good after all." These games are just games - there's no t-shirt for the winners, no pic on the website. It is all preparation for the coming tournament season. And as the games in question are within the Express dysfunctional "family", in the end would seem good for the entire program. Good for the Cudas for playing the Turtles and vice versa. BTW - they scrimmaged this past weekend. Who cares what players were there or weren't there - on that day in that game, the score was 6-4 Cudas.


Exactly right. Do have to say I enjoyed the 4-1 Turtles at the half though.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 11:54 AM
Could not agree more. The problem is these teams should work with each other but ego's get in the way. The turtles are a fun team to watch. Their skills are amazing there goalies are great and their speed is fun to watch. With the exception of a hanful of teams express orange has played turtles move the ball better than most. Turtles go up 4 to 0 there was no panic from Mike C He changed the game to press the ball slide 2 close the back door turtles don't score again. Both teams can learn from each other instead of the need to win. The turtles coach taunting the crowd only motivated orange and it was the worst display of sportsmanship imaginable. A orange parent posted a while ago telling turtles less is best you guys have a good thing don't brag or taunt just enjoy
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It seems as if, going with the majority's logic here - one's team should never play down, only play up. If that is the case, these games would never take place as there would never be anyone older agreeing to play the younger team.
When there is an dominant team in an age bracket, they want to test their skills by playing up. Is the older team doing the younger team a "solid" by playing them - yes, of course. There is no benefit to the older team if they win - "Well they should win they are older" or if G forbid they lose "Maybe they aren't that good after all." These games are just games - there's no t-shirt for the winners, no pic on the website. It is all preparation for the coming tournament season. And as the games in question are within the Express dysfunctional "family", in the end would seem good for the entire program. Good for the Cudas for playing the Turtles and vice versa. BTW - they scrimmaged this past weekend. Who cares what players were there or weren't there - on that day in that game, the score was 6-4 Cudas.


Exactly right. Do have to say I enjoyed the 4-1 Turtles at the half though.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 01:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The turtles coach taunting the crowd only motivated orange and it was the worst display of sportsmanship imaginable. A orange parent posted a while ago telling turtles less is best you guys have a good thing don't brag or taunt just enjoy


I saw him in action last year. The turtles lost an OBLL game and the coach gave the kids a verbal beat down complete with language that would make a sailor blush. He had half the team in tears by the time he was done. I don't care how good of a coach he is or how many tournaments the kids win...is this really who would you'd want coaching you kid? If the parents were more interested in their kids than winning lacrosse games, someone would have returned the favor and pulled their kid from the team. These aren't college kids, they're 12 yo after all.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 02:01 PM
Which coach was taunting the crowd?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 02:08 PM
Go Crabs!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 03:38 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The turtles coach taunting the crowd only motivated orange and it was the worst display of sportsmanship imaginable. A orange parent posted a while ago telling turtles less is best you guys have a good thing don't brag or taunt just enjoy


I saw him in action last year. The turtles lost an OBLL game and the coach gave the kids a verbal beat down complete with language that would make a sailor blush. He had half the team in tears by the time he was done. I don't care how good of a coach he is or how many tournaments the kids win...is this really who would you'd want coaching you kid? If the parents were more interested in their kids than winning lacrosse games, someone would have returned the favor and pulled their kid from the team. These aren't college kids, they're 12 yo after all.


Way out of line with this one. Total fabrication!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 03:41 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Which coach was taunting the crowd?


Actually the crowd taunting was on both sides. Saw Mr. C himself waving his hands up at the crowd. I think too much will be made about this issue. Nothing to see here...move on.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 04:18 PM
Agreed - wasn't the Turtle coach's finest moment. And yes they are only 12 yr old but 12 yrs old is old enough to know for themselves that that behavior is unacceptable. It is not just about the winning. It is about a group of boys - could apply to any team - that work together and do it well, despite at times, the coaching and the over zealous parents.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 04:48 PM
With all due respect, I was there watching the game with my son, it wasn't that big of a deal and he knew he was wrong. Immediately walked over to parents after game and gave them what seamed to be a sincere apology. much to do about nothing
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 05:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The turtles coach taunting the crowd only motivated orange and it was the worst display of sportsmanship imaginable. A orange parent posted a while ago telling turtles less is best you guys have a good thing don't brag or taunt just enjoy


I saw him in action last year. The turtles lost an OBLL game and the coach gave the kids a verbal beat down complete with language that would make a sailor blush. He had half the team in tears by the time he was done. I don't care how good of a coach he is or how many tournaments the kids win...is this really who would you'd want coaching you kid? If the parents were more interested in their kids than winning lacrosse games, someone would have returned the favor and pulled their kid from the team. These aren't college kids, they're 12 yo after all.


Way out of line with this one. Total fabrication!


Saw it myself. They played right before us.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 05:12 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Agreed - wasn't the Turtle coach's finest moment. And yes they are only 12 yr old but 12 yrs old is old enough to know for themselves that that behavior is unacceptable. It is not just about the winning. It is about a group of boys - could apply to any team - that work together and do it well, despite at times, the coaching and the over zealous parents.


Kids are a product of their environmental. They learn by experience. Just who is telling them this behavior is unacceptable and if it is unacceptable, why are they leaving them in the environment?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 05:14 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Which coach was taunting the crowd?


Actually the crowd taunting was on both sides. Saw Mr. C himself waving his hands up at the crowd. I think too much will be made about this issue. Nothing to see here...move on.


LOL. Implode Express Implode.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 08:32 PM
They are not 12 years old....get it straight...they are 13 and some on the turtles will be 14 this year. The turtles coach should be held responsible for his behavior.....will he....NO...should he ..YES!!! But all the turtle parents have drank the Koolaid. Funny thing is that he acted this way in front of his boss...Mr.C !!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 09:35 PM
This is getting comical..
What's next ?

"I heard a surfer dude pulled a knife on mr hand. "
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 10:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
They are not 12 years old....get it straight...they are 13 and some on the turtles will be 14 this year. The turtles coach should be held responsible for his behavior.....will he....NO...should he ..YES!!! But all the turtle parents have drank the Koolaid. Funny thing is that he acted this way in front of his boss...Mr.C !!!!


Ahhh but since you were not there, you are making assumptions as to who the coach was. Worry about your own team there Palooka and maybe muster up some intestinal fortitude to play a team like the Turtles.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/08/12 11:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting comical..
What's next ?

"I heard a surfer dude pulled a knife on mr hand. "
Yes but it was on our time
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/09/12 12:29 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting comical..
What's next ?

"I heard a surfer dude pulled a knife on mr hand. "
Yes but it was on our time


"Nah he just called him a dk"
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/10/12 07:30 PM
You mean the Barracudas
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/10/12 08:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You mean the Barracudas


2016 Orange. I don't think they go by barracudas anymore.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/11/12 04:11 AM
Cudas was a stealth name used for the new and improved Orange model until last year's Orange could be dismantled.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/11/12 02:47 PM
It should be intresting to watch some of the players on our orange cudas team next year,Lets see what happens to them in high school,the Hills crew some are realy good but there one that is realy weak, no hidding it next year Dad, enjoy this summer it will be your last, all of us orange cuda parents know who you are, Have a graet summer everyone looking foward to seeing you all
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/11/12 03:53 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It should be intresting to watch some of the players on our orange cudas team next year,Lets see what happens to them in high school,the Hills crew some are realy good but there one that is realy weak, no hidding it next year Dad, enjoy this summer it will be your last, all of us orange cuda parents know who you are, Have a graet summer everyone looking foward to seeing you all

who says stuff like this.. 91 guys stirring the pot again
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/11/12 05:12 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It should be intresting to watch some of the players on our orange cudas team next year,Lets see what happens to them in high school,the Hills crew some are realy good but there one that is realy weak, no hidding it next year Dad, enjoy this summer it will be your last, all of us orange cuda parents know who you are, Have a graet summer everyone looking foward to seeing you all
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/11/12 08:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It should be intresting to watch some of the players on our orange cudas team next year,Lets see what happens to them in high school,the Hills crew some are realy good but there one that is realy weak, no hidding it next year Dad, enjoy this summer it will be your last, all of us orange cuda parents know who you are, Have a graet summer everyone looking foward to seeing you all

who says stuff like this.. 91 guys stirring the pot again


How come something negative is said about express it has to be coming from a 91 parent? Sounds to me like the guy knows something that only an express parent would know or want to complain about.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/12/12 02:36 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Cudas was a stealth name used for the new and improved Orange model until last year's Orange could be dismantled.


This year the "after season" team will be called the piranhas and the current orange will turn into zebras. You know what happens to zebras when they get in the water with piranhas. Current orange parents, check your boys for the suddent appearance of white and black stripes after every game that they drop a ball or force a bad pass.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/12/12 01:57 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Cudas was a stealth name used for the new and improved Orange model until last year's Orange could be dismantled.


This year the "after season" team will be called the piranhas and the current orange will turn into zebras. You know what happens to zebras when they get in the water with piranhas. Current orange parents, check your boys for the suddent appearance of white and black stripes after every game that they drop a ball or force a bad pass.


The parents were seduced by the idea of being the next "turtles". Unfortunately, something happened during the tournament they went to last summer and several of the boys/parents decided it wasn't for them. They also decided to use the name barracudas. If they did their homework, they would of easily found out that there is a Florida team that already goes by that name.

I've heard lots of stuff about how this team formed and none of it sounds very good. Big egos driving the whole thing.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/12/12 01:59 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Cudas was a stealth name used for the new and improved Orange model until last year's Orange could be dismantled.


This year the "after season" team will be called the piranhas and the current orange will turn into zebras. You know what happens to zebras when they get in the water with piranhas. Current orange parents, check your boys for the suddent appearance of white and black stripes after every game that they drop a ball or force a bad pass.


Lol
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/14/12 01:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It should be intresting to watch some of the players on our orange cudas team next year,Lets see what happens to them in high school,the Hills crew some are realy good but there one that is realy weak, no hidding it next year Dad, enjoy this summer it will be your last, all of us orange cuda parents know who you are, Have a graet summer everyone looking foward to seeing you all

who says stuff like this.. 91 guys stirring the pot again


How come something negative is said about express it has to be coming from a 91 parent? Sounds to me like the guy knows something that only an express parent would know or want to complain about.



It is directly related to an ex 91 player who left that organization. Some parents just can't get over it. Your child wasn't chosen to be a Cuda move on. All your crying and offhand complaints wont change anything. To continue to try to harass that kid or parent is just useless as they are on the team. Your feelings were hurt but to continue this is unreal.. Just enjoy your son and the summer with 91 . If you continue to post these kid bashing posts you and 91 will just continue to be viewed as a losers. Now move on.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/14/12 09:18 PM
Crabs just lost to Club Blue, so they are not unbeatable. And they also went 0-2 last summer to VLC. Should be an interesting summer.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/15/12 12:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It should be intresting to watch some of the players on our orange cudas team next year,Lets see what happens to them in high school,the Hills crew some are realy good but there one that is realy weak, no hidding it next year Dad, enjoy this summer it will be your last, all of us orange cuda parents know who you are, Have a graet summer everyone looking foward to seeing you all

who says stuff like this.. 91 guys stirring the pot again


How come something negative is said about express it has to be coming from a 91 parent? Sounds to me like the guy knows something that only an express parent would know or want to complain about.



It is directly related to an ex 91 player who left that organization. Some parents just can't get over it. Your child wasn't chosen to be a Cuda move on. All your crying and offhand complaints wont change anything. To continue to try to harass that kid or parent is just useless as they are on the team. Your feelings were hurt but to continue this is unreal.. Just enjoy your son and the summer with 91 . If you continue to post these kid bashing posts you and 91 will just continue to be viewed as a losers. Now move on.


Not a 91 guy. Just someone who finds this stuff way to funny and messing with the cuda parents way to easy. It's amazaing how you guys admit to most of the crazy stuff posted here then just say move on. I'm guessing there's some truth to it then.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/15/12 01:08 PM
crabs are very beatable and the long island teams will prove it soon.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/15/12 05:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It should be intresting to watch some of the players on our orange cudas team next year,Lets see what happens to them in high school,the Hills crew some are realy good but there one that is realy weak, no hidding it next year Dad, enjoy this summer it will be your last, all of us orange cuda parents know who you are, Have a graet summer everyone looking foward to seeing you all

who says stuff like this.. 91 guys stirring the pot again


How come something negative is said about express it has to be coming from a 91 parent? Sounds to me like the guy knows something that only an express parent would know or want to complain about.



It is directly related to an ex 91 player who left that organization. Some parents just can't get over it. Your child wasn't chosen to be a Cuda move on. All your crying and offhand complaints wont change anything. To continue to try to harass that kid or parent is just useless as they are on the team. Your feelings were hurt but to continue this is unreal.. Just enjoy your son and the summer with 91 . If you continue to post these kid bashing posts you and 91 will just continue to be viewed as a losers. Now move on.


Not a 91 guy. Just someone who finds this stuff way to funny and messing with the cuda parents way to easy. It's amazaing how you guys admit to most of the crazy stuff posted here then just say move on. I'm guessing there's some truth to it then.

.
It's One child you are talking about. Yes child you misfit. Last you represented that you were a A Cuda parent. Get a life leave the kid alone YOU LOSER.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/15/12 06:35 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
crabs are very beatable and the long island teams will prove it soon.


No Long Island team has done it in 2011 or 2012.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/15/12 08:34 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
.
It's One child you are talking about. Yes child you misfit. Last you represented that you were a A Cuda parent. Get a life leave the kid alone YOU LOSER.


Never have represented myself as 91 or express. I don't know who posted the comment about the kid. My guess it was either someone from express or someone friendly with a parent to get that kind of info. BTW, I do feel sorry for the kid if it is true and people know who it is.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/15/12 09:34 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
crabs are very beatable and the long island teams will prove it soon.


No Long Island team has done it in 2011 or 2012.


This summer will be very different. Built to "school" Crabs and all others.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/15/12 09:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
crabs are very beatable and the long island teams will prove it soon.


No Long Island team has done it in 2011 or 2012.

Maybe not in the 2016 age group has anyone beat the crabs but fact is the 2017 Team 91 Orange beat the 2017 crabs on April 14th and the Turtles will do the same. Crabs were good, very good the LI boys were better
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/16/12 02:12 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
crabs are very beatable and the long island teams will prove it soon.


No Long Island team has done it in 2011 or 2012.


This summer will be very different. Built to "school" Crabs and all others.


You realize you are talking trash about 14 year old boys, right?

And considering the only teams the 2016 Crabs have lost to in the past year have been Club Blue and VLC - two additional Mid Atlantic teams - any Long Island team should be focusing on the entire Mid Atlantic region as competition.

Crabs, Looney's, VLC, Club Blue, Next Level, Madlax - all excellent teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/16/12 11:42 AM
Great game. Well played by both teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/16/12 11:44 AM
Green Turtle AA also very good in Baltimore.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/16/12 12:42 PM
I say there needs to be a north vs the south tournament. Long island can poach all the best kids from all the north teams to make a all-star team maybe then they can compete with the hold back "8th graders" from Baltimore teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/16/12 01:40 PM
This Crabs 2016 team did not even form until last Fall, so I do not see how VLC beat them last summer, before they were even formed. I believe their only loss is to Club Blue. By the way, I understand that many of the Club Blue guys play on that Greene Turtle U-15AA team in the summer because Club Blue does not play in the summer and Greene Turtle does not play in the Spring. Crabs have another tough game this weekend against another undefeated and very solid Next Level team. I think the Crabs will bounce right back, though. Good luck to all.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/16/12 01:51 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
crabs are very beatable and the long island teams will prove it soon.


No Long Island team has done it in 2011 or 2012.

Maybe not in the 2016 age group has anyone beat the crabs but fact is the 2017 Team 91 Orange beat the 2017 crabs on April 14th and the Turtles will do the same. Crabs were good, very good the LI boys were better


Yes thats right Team 91 7th beat the 7th grade Crabs but this is a 8th grade forum, so beat it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/16/12 03:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
crabs are very beatable and the long island teams will prove it soon.


No Long Island team has done it in 2011 or 2012.

Maybe not in the 2016 age group has anyone beat the crabs but fact is the 2017 Team 91 Orange beat the 2017 crabs on April 14th and the Turtles will do the same. Crabs were good, very good the LI boys were better


Yes thats right Team 91 7th beat the 7th grade Crabs but this is a 8th grade forum, so beat it.

Stop with the Maryland teams already. We all know the age game you play down there... Besides, on LI we have so many more travel clubs, 25 plus in each age group. Further, some of the best players from some of the best town teams in the country are not permitted by their school teams to play on summer travel teams outside the town! The point being, LI travel teams are diluted. A few super players on each team surrounded by some very good players. You Maryland guys always yapping.... You've got 4 or 5 really good teams loaded with kids playing down. Same garbage going on for the last 5 or 6 years.... Stop already!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/16/12 03:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This Crabs 2016 team did not even form until last Fall, so I do not see how VLC beat them last summer, before they were even formed. I believe their only loss is to Club Blue. By the way, I understand that many of the Club Blue guys play on that Greene Turtle U-15AA team in the summer because Club Blue does not play in the summer and Greene Turtle does not play in the Spring. Crabs have another tough game this weekend against another undefeated and very solid Next Level team. I think the Crabs will bounce right back, though. Good luck to all.


Regardless at what moronic crap is posted here, the crabs are an excellent team and play a flawless game. Club Blue must be an outstanding group of kids to have defeated them. It would be nice to see a round robbin of the highly rated 2 MD teams and 2 from Philly and 2 from LI to compete for a few days in a real round robbin where you get a shot at each team 2x. Now that would be a real 2016 tournament. I know the Express is chomping to get another game with u crabsters and hopefully Club blue before they separate for summer.
Now some jackass needs to weigh in on how big his teams balls are or pretend to be someone else.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/16/12 03:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This Crabs 2016 team did not even form until last Fall, so I do not see how VLC beat them last summer, before they were even formed. I believe their only loss is to Club Blue. By the way, I understand that many of the Club Blue guys play on that Greene Turtle U-15AA team in the summer because Club Blue does not play in the summer and Greene Turtle does not play in the Spring. Crabs have another tough game this weekend against another undefeated and very solid Next Level team. I think the Crabs will bounce right back, though. Good luck to all.


Over the last year, Crabs have lost three times - twice to VLC and recently to CB. Yes, the team they have now is different than last summer's version. They kicked a bunch of players/families to the curb, added several new players, and have several players who would otherwise be in 9th grade if they hadn't repeated.

Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/16/12 05:46 PM
The Crabs have a tournament that LI Express is in over July 7-8 weekend that appears to have many of the very top teams from around the country at this age group called the Young Guns conference. It includes Crabs and Greene Turtle. Here are the teams currently registered:

Crabs 2016 and 2017 --
L I Express 2016 and 2017
Ct Chargers 2016s and 2017
NXT LC 2016
L I Riptide 2016
Next Level 2016 and 2017 --
CNY RoadHawks 2016 and 2017 --
Greene Turtle 2016 and 2017 --
Laxachusetts 2016 and 2017
Canadian Edge 2016 and 2017
West Coast Starz 2016 and 2017
West Coast Starz Wild 2016
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/16/12 06:17 PM
Aren't the express teams playing in Tri State that weekend?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/16/12 08:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Aren't the express teams playing in Tri State that weekend?


Guess not...2016 Cudas and 2017 Turtles are heading to MD.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/17/12 04:15 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Aren't the express teams playing in Tri State that weekend?


Guess not...2016 Cudas and 2017 Turtles are heading to MD.


That's because the Crabs are not age eligible for Tri-State so they never go in the younger ages. They also never go to the U-15 tourney in Florida. Same goes for many other MD teams so they created their own tourney where age is not a problem. We'll just kick butt in MD.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/17/12 02:12 PM
There is one player's Dad who orchestated a take one take all 5 players from team 91 last year at the express 2016 orange age group, Ironically his son can not play the game everyone know's his son is weak, but he was part of the deal rode in on other players shirt tales, I know it and so does everyone elese on the team, give me one good reason why I can't call him out on it here, Not like I am making a seen on the side line, I think thats what this site is for venting without making a seen, If you don't like it don't read the post's, I will See all my 2016 orange team parents on the side line I will have a big smile and hello for all of you,
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/17/12 02:43 PM
I do not have a child on Crabs, but I can assure you they are age-eligible for both Tri-State and FL. They comply with US Lacrosse U-15 age rules. They, and others, stopped going to Tri-State about 2-3 years ago. Frankly, the competition was a little suspect, the fields and reffing spotty, and the traffic--especially for the FRI games--pretty awful. As for FL, many of the kids from these teams play for FCA or Next Level down there.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/17/12 04:06 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
There is one player's Dad who orchestated a take one take all 5 players from team 91 last year at the express 2016 orange age group, Ironically his son can not play the game everyone know's his son is weak, but he was part of the deal rode in on other players shirt tales, I know it and so does everyone elese on the team, give me one good reason why I can't call him out on it here, Not like I am making a seen on the side line, I think thats what this site is for venting without making a seen, If you don't like it don't read the post's, I will See all my 2016 orange team parents on the side line I will have a big smile and hello for all of you,


Do us all a favour -don't think!- YOU ARE NOT A PARENT ON The Cudas- don't pretend to be one. You are a disgruntled parent who's kid got left behind probably 91 or old orange. I just hope you are not a coach or director from last year who couldn't fulfill your obligations that created the Cudas. But I'm still going with a drunken 91 parent
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/17/12 05:27 PM
Why does it always have to be 91? LOL

At this point, who cares anymore. I'm tired of reading he said, she said BS. Just let it go. The reason the person keeps posting is because they are getting a reaction from you. My guess is that they're not affiliated with either either express or 91. Just someone who's got nothing better to do than stir the pot. If you stop reacting and giving them more material, they will go away. Read their posts, they only know what info you're giving them or what's been posted in the past. They have nothing to add and obviously weren't involved. If you want to continue feeding them your dirty laundry, go right ahead beause the popcorn's ready and this makes great reading material.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/17/12 06:45 PM
This is true. Going to Tri-State is a pain. There is plenty of good tournaments in the Balt area so why bother. Once is enough. Crabs is coming to the Jersey shootout so the LI teams will be there? The Crabs tournament will be incredible. 2016 and 2017
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/17/12 10:45 PM
You say I am not a cuda parent your entitled, no complaints from me,I say your the dad who orchestrated the 91 kids move over to the cudas,your kid will be left high and dry next year,thats a fact,To the other parents on the cudas (2016 orange) I just want everyone to know who they are playing with
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/18/12 12:41 AM
You guys need to work out your issues or identify yourselves. Enough with the BS and mudslinging, despite its level of entertainment. And yes I am a 2016 Orange ( also referred to as the Cudas ) This team is together, play well, coached well and have outstanding parents that are supportive and respectful. No one knows what the future holds for our boys. This parent does what his son wants to do. i am sure some [lacrosse] will find something to pick apart within this.....Enjoy yourself
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/18/12 03:12 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You guys need to work out your issues or identify yourselves. Enough with the BS and mudslinging, despite its level of entertainment. And yes I am a 2016 Orange ( also referred to as the Cudas ) This team is together, play well, coached well and have outstanding parents that are supportive and respectful. No one knows what the future holds for our boys. This parent does what his son wants to do. i am sure some [lacrosse] will find something to pick apart within this.....Enjoy yourself


I hope the Express Orange 2016 team got some new players. We saw you guys at Tri-State, and your team was awful.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/18/12 12:06 PM
Not the same team as last year, but thanks for the advice.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/18/12 12:25 PM
How many holdovers from the Express Orange 2016 from last year's team? 50%, 20%, None?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/18/12 01:29 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not the same team as last year, but thanks for the advice.


Good. It was easily the worst Express Orange team I've ever seen. You got pummeled in that tournament by everyone.

Good to hear that your team has improved. Unfortunately, so has everyone else.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/18/12 02:14 PM
Respectfully Not all the kids from hills belong on our 2016 oragne team, that doesn't mean I disslike anyone, I am very friendly with everyone on the team,However I don't live in fantasy land I know there are some parents who would push there kid in front of mine in a minute if they could, All I am saying is know who you are playing with and watch everthing, Nothing will happen that has not been planned no matter how it looks, I respecfully kept my mouth shut last year as we where asked, this year you may not know who was asked to keep Quiet if your not on the in this is how travel lacrosse goes, thats not the end of the world either, just make sure you have time to make a move and not be suprised when your off the team, this will happen, I know for a fact one of the hill's kids is done already have no illusions
Posted By: VA Lax Dad Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/19/12 09:26 AM
Laxparent,

Are you still out there? If so, log into your account - I sent you a PM.

Thanks.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/19/12 07:27 PM
Was not on the team last year so I can not answer your question. I did hear that the team was not the strongest but thigs progress
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/21/12 08:59 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Aren't the express teams playing in Tri State that weekend?


Guess not...2016 Cudas and 2017 Turtles are heading to MD.


It would be great if people checked their facts before posting. Crabfest is 6/30 -7/1 and Express 2016 Organe is playing. Tri-State is 7/6 -7/8 and Express 2016 Organe, Blue and White are going.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/21/12 10:15 PM
You might take your own advice. The Crabs host Crabfeast on the weekend of June 30-July 1, but that is NOT for the 2016 class. The 2016 class is in the Young Guns tournament hosted by the Crabs on July 7-8. From the Crabs' website (http://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=63229&snid=eHOFS2I%3E%5D&org=bmorelaxco.com):

"New in 2012 8th Grade Young Gun 2016 division

7/077/08 2012

Location - The Boys' Latin School, Gilman School and Roland Park Country School.

This tournament will be for 8th grade participants class of 2016 and 7th grader class of 2017 only."

Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/21/12 10:34 PM
fl$ Played outlaws sun at kings point, any one know score or recap??
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/22/12 12:56 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You might take your own advice. The Crabs host Crabfeast on the weekend of June 30-July 1, but that is NOT for the 2016 class. The 2016 class is in the Young Guns tournament hosted by the Crabs on July 7-8. From the Crabs' website (http://leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=63229&snid=eHOFS2I%3E%5D&org=bmorelaxco.com):

"New in 2012 8th Grade Young Gun 2016 division

7/077/08

Location - The Boys' Latin School, Gilman School and Roland Park Country School.

This tournament will be for 8th grade participants class of 2016 and 7th grader class of 2017 only."

In classic MD form the 2016 teams will be loaded with 15 yr olds and the 2017 with 14 yr olds.... LOL

Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/22/12 12:22 PM
Express orange is terrible. I am sure you can beat us so chalk up the win now.Not going to tri state going to crabfest young guns. Follow us there for your easy win
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not the same team as last year, but thanks for the advice.


Good. It was easily the worst Express Orange team I've ever seen. You got pummeled in that tournament by everyone.

Good to hear that your team has improved. Unfortunately, so has everyone else.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/22/12 01:14 PM
To say the Express 2016 Orange team has improved is an understatement. With the exception of 3 players the entire squad has been re-vamped. I'm not sures others have improved at the same rate given that many of the the other teams' top players now reside with the Express.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/22/12 02:35 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
To say the Express 2016 Orange team has improved is an understatement. With the exception of 3 players the entire squad has been re-vamped. I'm not sures others have improved at the same rate given that many of the the other teams' top players now reside with the Express.


I have seen them play and they are pretty solid. I am not even a fan of the Express program in general, but I appreciate good lax at any level or from any program.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/22/12 02:46 PM
I think there are 14 yr olds that have infiltrated this forum and are using inflammatory remarks that easily mess with the heads of way-too-tightly-wrapped "adults" who are easily goaded into laughable responses. Jokes on you for allowing yourself to be suckered. Don't take yourselves and this process so seriously. Keep it calm.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/22/12 02:59 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Express orange is terrible. I am sure you can beat us so chalk up the win now.Not going to tri state going to crabfest young guns. Follow us there for your easy win
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not the same team as last year, but thanks for the advice.


Good. It was easily the worst Express Orange team I've ever seen. You got pummeled in that tournament by everyone.

Good to hear that your team has improved. Unfortunately, so has everyone else.


2016 Orange is going to Tri-State. Book your hotel before it is too late.

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Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/22/12 03:26 PM
2016 Orange is not going to Tri-State anymore. They are going the Crab's Young Guns Tournament in Md. July 7-8
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/22/12 05:55 PM
Why is there no talk of Team 91 they are a very good team this year. The Orange team got rid of some of the Hills kids who couldn't play at this level and picked up some good kids from the Raider program. They poached a lot of the Raider 2016 team, coach and all. The Hills kids who (last year) were forced onto the old orange team are now (2012)sent down to white, some of the better Hills kids left, leaving a huge void but the new Orange 91 team has some excellent players and will be giving all teams a good run for the title. We heard a lot of Hills crying with moving them down but we are a better team without those Hills kids. Last year those parents were a nightmare.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/22/12 06:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Why is there no talk of Team 91 they are a very good team this year. The Orange team got rid of some of the Hills kids who couldn't play at this level and picked up some good kids from the Raider program. They poached a lot of the Raider 2016 team, coach and all. The Hills kids who (last year) were forced onto the old orange team are now (2012)sent down to white, some of the better Hills kids left, leaving a huge void but the new Orange 91 team has some excellent players and will be giving all teams a good run for the title. We heard a lot of Hills crying with moving them down but we are a better team without those Hills kids. Last year those parents were a nightmare.



Are you sure you're from 91? I am and your information is not totally correct. Seems like you have nothing better to do than fan the flames due to some gripe you have with the Hills Group. We prefer to be judged by our play on the field, not the heresay, rumors and nonsense that goes on hear.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/22/12 07:29 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Why is there no talk of Team 91 they are a very good team this year. The Orange team got rid of some of the Hills kids who couldn't play at this level and picked up some good kids from the Raider program. They poached a lot of the Raider 2016 team, coach and all. The Hills kids who (last year) were forced onto the old orange team are now (2012)sent down to white, some of the better Hills kids left, leaving a huge void but the new Orange 91 team has some excellent players and will be giving all teams a good run for the title. We heard a lot of Hills crying with moving them down but we are a better team without those Hills kids. Last year those parents were a nightmare.



Are you sure you're from 91? I am and your information is not totally correct. Seems like you have nothing better to do than fan the flames due to some gripe you have with the Hills Group. We prefer to be judged by our play on the field, not the heresay, rumors and nonsense that goes on hear.


It's exact Why shouldn't we talk about our team we are going to compete with all the programs. The weaker Hills Kids Moved to white. No secrets. Some raiders didn't come to 91.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/22/12 09:45 PM
Does "Hills kids" refer to Half Hollow Hills or something else? Who are the stronger school districts in the 2016 grade? Are the traditional high school powers such as GC, WM, SWR, Pequa, West Islip etc. strong in this grade?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/23/12 03:23 AM
The class act teams don't waste their time on the boards gloating, they stay silent and just produce on the field. Thought your team was above the gloating until now!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/23/12 01:48 PM
I agree. I think its the kids who get on these boards to stir the pot. You can tell from the writing.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/23/12 02:12 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Why is there no talk of Team 91 they are a very good team this year. The Orange team got rid of some of the Hills kids who couldn't play at this level and picked up some good kids from the Raider program. They poached a lot of the Raider 2016 team, coach and all. The Hills kids who (last year) were forced onto the old orange team are now (2012)sent down to white, some of the better Hills kids left, leaving a huge void but the new Orange 91 team has some excellent players and will be giving all teams a good run for the title. We heard a lot of Hills crying with moving them down but we are a better team without those Hills kids. Last year those parents were a nightmare.


A few points here a) 91 did not get rid of a few "Hills" kids they had a competitive tryout and some kids that were on the team last year did not make it, where they were from was not a factor, this in no way was a Hills purge. b) 91 did not poach the Raiders program, as another organization on LI expressly tried to develop a "super" team and "recruited not poached" players from a few organizations including the Raiders, The Raiders coaches decided to join 91. The advantage of joining 91 was that all the Raiders would have a place to play, if not on 91 Orange then on white ect. the Raiders only had 2 teams last year 2016 and 2018 and both teams rolled into 91, most the the 2016 raiders went to Orange while most of the 2018 stayed together and are now playing on a 91 "Raiders" team, and a few found other homes.

there are a lot of very good 2016 teams on LI and 91 Orange is certainly one of them - the wish here was that the better LI teams would play each other more, not for bragging rights on BOTC but for better lacrosse competition.

I am not a parent or coach with 91 and I do not have a 2016 player.
Posted By: CageSage Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/23/12 03:06 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I agree. I think its the kids who get on these boards to stir the pot. You can tell from the writing.
You could not be more wrong; the postings are not coming from "kids" who like to stir the pot. BOTC does a great deal of background checking for just these circumstances. No, dear poster, these posts are coming from your adult colleagues.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/23/12 06:00 PM
2016 Rankings:
1.Express Orange (cudas)
2.fl$ (very solid scrappy team)
3.91 orange (raiders)
4.Outlaws
5.Crabs they will get pumbled by the strong long island teams. They will not be able to match up with the physicality of the 'cudas or 91 raiders
Should be a great summer.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/23/12 06:57 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2016 Rankings:
1.Express Orange (cudas)
2.fl$ (very solid scrappy team)
3.91 orange (raiders)
4.Outlaws
5.Crabs they will get pumbled by the strong long island teams. They will not be able to match up with the physicality of the 'cudas or 91 raiders
Should be a great summer.


fl$ is #5 at best. My son's town team beat them over the winter.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/23/12 10:46 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2016 Rankings:
1.Express Orange (cudas)
2.fl$ (very solid scrappy team)
3.91 orange (raiders)
4.Outlaws
5.Crabs they will get pumbled by the strong long island teams. They will not be able to match up with the physicality of the 'cudas or 91 raiders
Should be a great summer.


fl$ is #5 at best. My son's town team beat them over the winter.


Based on what information? This is a candidate for the most inaccurate post of the year. You don't even know who the 91 raiders even after the info was just handed you a few posts earlier.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/23/12 11:45 PM
Really? Crabs # 5. Watch out for Hawks, Rock (maybe not now but as the summer advances) GT . Should be fun!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/24/12 12:58 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Does "Hills kids" refer to Half Hollow Hills or something else? Who are the stronger school districts in the 2016 grade? Are the traditional high school powers such as GC, WM, SWR, Pequa, West Islip etc. strong in this grade?


Doesn't really matter as all will change when kids decide on public or private later this year. Based on what I've heard through the grapevine, the easy bet is St A's and Chaminade will attract most of the best talent in this grade. The public schools will continue to find it harder and harder to compete.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/24/12 03:58 AM
How is st. John the baptist.

Education
Lax
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/24/12 05:04 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How is st. John the baptist.

Education
Lax
SJB education is second to none. I have a kid there that plays varsity lax. Because of the way the diocesan high schools are set up the will never be able to compete with St A. or Cham. an lax. Great academics, send your kid if you can. he can make up the recruiting in the summer
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/24/12 05:50 PM
How is St. A's academically?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/24/12 06:30 PM
What do you mean they will not compete against st a and 'nade.

Why couldn't they play a game against them.

What are the costs of

St JB
St A
'Nade
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/24/12 06:40 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How is St. A's academically?
Not as good and there can be up to 200 kids at try outs
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/24/12 06:43 PM
Does anyone The Dads name who brought the talent from hills 91 to express orange, his kid is the only one who doesnt belong at this level, I find it amazing how some parents feel my kid plays on the best team this makes him the best player around, I don't think colleges give scholarships to players who's parent's kiss butt, High scholl is coming your manipulation game is over lets see how your kid does LMAO
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/24/12 08:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone The Dads name who brought the talent from hills 91 to express orange, his kid is the only one who doesnt belong at this level, I find it amazing how some parents feel my kid plays on the best team this makes him the best player around, I don't think colleges give scholarships to players who's parent's kiss butt, High scholl is coming your manipulation game is over lets see how your kid does LMAO
Wow such anger on LI. Im sure you guys have a great time while on travel tournaments
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/24/12 08:53 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone The Dads name who brought the talent from hills 91 to express orange, his kid is the only one who doesnt belong at this level, I find it amazing how some parents feel my kid plays on the best team this makes him the best player around, I don't think colleges give scholarships to players who's parent's kiss butt, High scholl is coming your manipulation game is over lets see how your kid does LMAO


yes
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/24/12 10:27 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How is st. John the baptist.

Education
Lax
SJB education is second to none. I have a kid there that plays varsity lax. Because of the way the diocesan high schools are set up the will never be able to compete with St A. or Cham. an lax. Great academics, send your kid if you can. he can make up the recruiting in the summer


What is it about "the way the diocesan high schools are set up" that SJB could never compete with St. A or Cham? I'm new to the Catholic school scene. Please shed some more light on why the setup makes it so that the duopoly of St A's and Chaminade can't be broken into. You can have an army standing on the sidelines but the reality is you only need 15 really good ones to compete in HS where subs are rarely made except at middie. Thanks.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 01:20 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How is st. John the baptist.

Education
Lax
SJB education is second to none. I have a kid there that plays varsity lax. Because of the way the diocesan high schools are set up the will never be able to compete with St A. or Cham. an lax. Great academics, send your kid if you can. he can make up the recruiting in the summer


What is it about "the way the diocesan high schools are set up" that SJB could never compete with St. A or Cham? I'm new to the Catholic school scene. Please shed some more light on why the setup makes it so that the duopoly of St A's and Chaminade can't be broken into. You can have an army standing on the sidelines but the reality is you only need 15 really good ones to compete in HS where subs are rarely made except at middie. Thanks.
If you have never been to St A. OR Cham. You should visit. Truly the most amazing commitment to athletics. St.A . Has a gym that is easily 3/5th of the school, and Cham.'s new complex is amazing. both with world class training facilities. Cham. has also been the hallmark for finer education (if your kid can get in, very high standards). With that being said, they are both independently run (not by the Diocese of Rockville center). where as SJB and Holy Trinity are. Suffice it to say that SJB and HT are traditional catholic schools. Now with that being said, being independent they are free to higher any coach the please, and put tuition monies to use in any way they see fit. SJB and HT must ask to diocese, and they put a much higher standard on academics.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 02:25 AM
Lots of parents would prefer to see their kid stand on the sideline at Chaminade than start for 4 years at a public. The alumni network is a who's-who in the corporate world and they bend over backwards to help younger alums. Its a 40 year decision, not a lax decision. If you have a kid that can get in you are crazy not to have him go. That would be like turning your back on an Ivy. Also, a borderline kid at a public is not getting into an Ivy but a borderline kid from Chaminade very well could.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 11:53 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Does anyone The Dads name who brought the talent from hills 91 to express orange, his kid is the only one who doesnt belong at this level, I find it amazing how some parents feel my kid plays on the best team this makes him the best player around, I don't think colleges give scholarships to players who's parent's kiss butt, High scholl is coming your manipulation game is over lets see how your kid does LMAO


Talk about beating a dead horse. Let it go.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 12:55 PM
It's sad that it comes down to who you know and not how well you perform in everything you do. Really hurts a lot of kids!!! Why not teach kids the right thing, to work hard instead of always having parents weaseling to make the "right connections". Much better to help kids learn perserverance and to work hard than to know "who's-who in the corporate world" or any world for that matter. Very sad that every move is so calculated in many parents. Just enjoy life and teach our young what is right.....WORK FOR IT!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 01:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How is st. John the baptist.

Education
Lax
SJB education is second to none. I have a kid there that plays varsity lax. Because of the way the diocesan high schools are set up the will never be able to compete with St A. or Cham. an lax. Great academics, send your kid if you can. he can make up the recruiting in the summer


What is it about "the way the diocesan high schools are set up" that SJB could never compete with St. A or Cham? I'm new to the Catholic school scene. Please shed some more light on why the setup makes it so that the duopoly of St A's and Chaminade can't be broken into. You can have an army standing on the sidelines but the reality is you only need 15 really good ones to compete in HS where subs are rarely made except at middie. Thanks.
If you have never been to St A. OR Cham. You should visit. Truly the most amazing commitment to athletics. St.A . Has a gym that is easily 3/5th of the school, and Cham.'s new complex is amazing. both with world class training facilities. Cham. has also been the hallmark for finer education (if your kid can get in, very high standards). With that being said, they are both independently run (not by the Diocese of Rockville center). where as SJB and Holy Trinity are. Suffice it to say that SJB and HT are traditional catholic schools. Now with that being said, being independent they are free to higher any coach the please, and put tuition monies to use in any way they see fit. SJB and HT must ask to diocese, and they put a much higher standard on academics.
I know this is a boys thread , but the topic surfaced so Let me put my 2 cents in about the girls team. Coached by a former Adelphi player, and current L.I.Wave coach, and that is clearly where her localities are. She has 5 or six players from the wave on the team and they play all the time. If your kid doesn't want to play at Adelphi or on the Wave she will be shunned. She does not know how to teach a girl to defend. Worst of al,l all she does is yell at the girls, and after a loss this year at Kellenberg she made her team line up on the field and run sprints on the opposing teams field in front of everyone.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 02:21 PM
I Agree 110% Hard work pay's BS doesn't
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 03:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It's sad that it comes down to who you know and not how well you perform in everything you do. Really hurts a lot of kids!!! Why not teach kids the right thing, to work hard instead of always having parents weaseling to make the "right connections". Much better to help kids learn perserverance and to work hard than to know "who's-who in the corporate world" or any world for that matter. Very sad that every move is so calculated in many parents. Just enjoy life and teach our young what is right.....WORK FOR IT!!!


Thankfully I've seen that the manipulation ends on the high school team (club teams will alway be prone to it) - if anything it backfires and sets a kid back in the high school program. The JV and varsity coaches in our school don't want to hear the opinions of the parents and have written emails to all the parents not to even try. They are very aware of who the manipulators are (their reputations are not a well kept secret, especially if they've had an older kid go through the program) and have called out several of them in a fairly public way. You don't want to be on the wrong side of that conversation.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 03:23 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It's sad that it comes down to who you know and not how well you perform in everything you do. Really hurts a lot of kids!!! Why not teach kids the right thing, to work hard instead of always having parents weaseling to make the "right connections". Much better to help kids learn perserverance and to work hard than to know "who's-who in the corporate world" or any world for that matter. Very sad that every move is so calculated in many parents. Just enjoy life and teach our young what is right.....WORK FOR IT!!!


Thankfully I've seen that the manipulation ends on the high school team (club teams will alway be prone to it) - if anything it backfires and sets a kid back in the high school program. The JV and varsity coaches in our school don't want to hear the opinions of the parents and have written emails to all the parents not to even try. They are very aware of who the manipulators are (their reputations are not a well kept secret, especially if they've had an older kid go through the program) and have called out several of them in a fairly public way. You don't want to be on the wrong side of that conversation.


I believe what you're saying is true in the public schools for sure... I can only go by what I've heard, but the political BS is worse in the catholic school, than even the club teams. Now you're dealing with big money donors and alumni relationships. A very powerfull thing to overcome. However, if your son is a true super star, you're set. Everyone wants to win!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 03:49 PM
With the exception of the crabs in the 5 spot (should be 1 or 2) these rankings aren't bad. Take the Crabs out and for long island teams it is accurate. Express is just an all star team, fl$ is very chippy, small but tough great D and goalie, 91 is very solid with some new good players and the Outlaws can beat any of above although they are weaker than last year
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 03:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2016 Rankings:
1.Express Orange (cudas)
2.fl$ (very solid scrappy team)
3.91 orange (raiders)
4.Outlaws
5.Crabs they will get pumbled by the strong long island teams. They will not be able to match up with the physicality of the 'cudas or 91 raiders
Should be a great summer.


With the exception of the crabs in the 5 spot (should be 1 or 2) these rankings aren't bad. Take the Crabs out and for long island teams it is accurate. Express is just an all star team so many weapons on offense, fl$ is very chippy, small but tough great D and goalie, 91 is very solid with some new good players and the Outlaws can beat any of above although they are weaker than last year
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 04:31 PM

My sons team(Lofng Island Pride) has recently played 2 great lacrosse teams. Tenetious Turtles and 91 orange. Long Island Pride is a powerhouse orginization and i know the owner. He is a class act even when the pride rocked to amazing teams both games by about 7 goals. GO PRIDE!!! #1 2016 team!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 05:41 PM
LIP, hope you didn't hurt yourself too hard patting yourself on the back? Turtles are 2017, not 2016.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 06:15 PM
The Pride 2016 is a B TEAM at best. They would get crushed by any team on that list.
fl$ does not belong on that list. They are not nearly as talented as they were last year. Team Long Island should be on that list.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 06:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
With the exception of the crabs in the 5 spot (should be 1 or 2) these rankings aren't bad. Take the Crabs out and for long island teams it is accurate. Express is just an all star team, fl$ is very chippy, small but tough great D and goalie, 91 is very solid with some new good players and the Outlaws can beat any of above although they are weaker than last year


You're way over estimatating fl$.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 07:11 PM
Crabs have their hands full before they even begin to start thinking about where they stand vs the LI teams. They are the #2 seed in the NPYLL playoffs next weekend behind Club Blue, to whom the Crabs lost. Crabs play Next Level, whom they beat by four goals last weekend, next SAT in the semis, and then (if they win), they play the winner of Club Blue and Annapolis Hawks in the other semi. Crabs will certainly be out for revenge. Good luck to all.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 07:29 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous

My sons team(Lofng Island Pride) has recently played 2 great lacrosse teams. Tenetious Turtles and 91 orange. Long Island Pride is a powerhouse orginization and i know the owner. He is a class act even when the pride rocked to amazing teams both games by about 7 goals. GO PRIDE!!! #1 2016 team!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile


You should be more concenred with getting your GED than lacrosse.
Posted By: Uncle Johns band Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/25/12 10:43 PM
Outlaws beat fl$ last week, Will be better this year
Still Express is 1st till some one beats. 91 and outlaws 2-3 then all the rest. NO ONE ELSE ON ISLAND CLOSE TO THESE 3
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/26/12 02:04 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous

My sons team(Lofng Island Pride) has recently played 2 great lacrosse teams. Tenetious Turtles and 91 orange. Long Island Pride is a powerhouse orginization and i know the owner. He is a class act even when the pride rocked to amazing teams both games by about 7 goals. GO PRIDE!!! #1 2016 team!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile


When did Pride play the Turtles? Wasn't last year and certainly was not this year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/26/12 03:17 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
2016 Rankings:
1.Express Orange (cudas)
2.fl$ (very solid scrappy team)
3.91 orange (raiders)
4.Outlaws
5.Crabs they will get pumbled by the strong long island teams. They will not be able to match up with the physicality of the 'cudas or 91 raiders
Should be a great summer.


There are many Mid-Atlantic teams, including the Crabs, that should be in front of most, if not all, the teams on this list.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 05/26/12 09:10 PM
Originally Posted by Uncle Johns band
Outlaws beat fl$ last week, Will be better this year
Still Express is 1st till some one beats. 91 and outlaws 2-3 then all the rest. NO ONE ELSE ON ISLAND CLOSE TO THESE 3


Just curious why the express has an automatic #1 ranking over the rest of the island? Not sure who've they played this spring other than off LI teams. Just because they've decide to play nonLI teams doesn't mean they are better than them.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/02/12 10:47 PM
Crabs beat the best team in strong island twice this year LI express
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/03/12 03:51 AM
so what's your point?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/03/12 03:32 PM
Crabs didnt get pumbled by any LI team
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/04/12 03:04 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs didnt get pumbled by any LI team


But they will because the LI teams are older
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/04/12 08:22 PM
Our 15 yr olds can beat your 15 yr olds
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/06/12 01:40 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous

My sons team(Lofng Island Pride) has recently played 2 great lacrosse teams. Tenetious Turtles and 91 orange. Long Island Pride is a powerhouse orginization and i know the owner. He is a class act even when the pride rocked to amazing teams both games by about 7 goals. GO PRIDE!!! #1 2016 team!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile


When did Pride play the Turtles? Wasn't last year and certainly was not this year.


Not sure if and when they played these teams- but I saw the 8th grade team play one day and they are beasts! Talk about some big players with talent. I wondered why they are not talked about more. Do they play in a different division than other big name teams?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/06/12 12:08 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous

My sons team(Lofng Island Pride) has recently played 2 great lacrosse teams. Tenetious Turtles and 91 orange. Long Island Pride is a powerhouse orginization and i know the owner. He is a class act even when the pride rocked to amazing teams both games by about 7 goals. GO PRIDE!!! #1 2016 team!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile


When did Pride play the Turtles? Wasn't last year and certainly was not this year.


Not sure if and when they played these teams- but I saw the 8th grade team play one day and they are beasts! Talk about some big players with talent. I wondered why they are not talked about more. Do they play in a different division than other big name teams?


Are you talking about the Pride? They do not have the talent to match up with with Express, Outlaws and 91.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/07/12 01:00 AM
crabs beat you twice this year
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/08/12 08:08 PM
no express parent is talking trash about the crabs. They are are great team and the coming years should be fun to watch. They have our respect
Originally Posted by Anonymous
crabs beat you twice this year
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/17/12 03:30 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
no express parent is talking trash about the crabs. They are are great team and the coming years should be fun to watch. They have our respect
Originally Posted by Anonymous
crabs beat you twice this year


Why no Express 2016 Orange at the NSCLA club championship in Delaware? Crabs are dominating and every other big time club team is here. Where are you?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/17/12 11:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
no express parent is talking trash about the crabs. They are are great team and the coming years should be fun to watch. They have our respect
Originally Posted by Anonymous
crabs beat you twice this year


Why no Express 2016 Orange at the NSCLA club championship in Delaware? Crabs are dominating and every other big time club team is here. Where are you?


Crabs would not be dominating if express was there. See you soon.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 12:43 AM
(2016) 91 Express won Lehighlaxfest on 6/16 6-5 over a town team from Rochester, NY.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 01:00 AM
oops.. sorry not from LI.. this was team91 (not Express) that won (7-8) Lehigh.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 01:14 AM
I wouldnt say every "big time team" was there. Crabs had over 80 goals for the first four games and gave up maybe 6. Nothing there until vs Chargers in their Sunday am game which was a good game won by Crabs. In the "Championship" Crabs defeated Jersey Edge by 6 goals or so. Need more mid atlantic teams for these boys to play aginst which they will see at the GT tournament in Balt. next weekend. Express Orange would have been good to see there. So far these two have played very close.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 12:34 PM
Can someone please tell me how team 91 orange 2016 plays in a seventh and eight grade division and brag about it time to step up to the plate and play some real teams
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 12:42 PM
Has anyone ever had a club tryout team that did not have set lines or even starting lines. Coach randomly mixes the lines on attack and midfield. It seems to me that there is no chemistry. They are a good team that gets to the semis but do not seem to win the big game. He waits until we are either down or tied to put the best players, usually to late to play catch up. Any theories on this style of coaching, it drives me crazy!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 02:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone ever had a club tryout team that did not have set lines or even starting lines. Coach randomly mixes the lines on attack and midfield. It seems to me that there is no chemistry. They are a good team that gets to the semis but do not seem to win the big game. He waits until we are either down or tied to put the best players, usually to late to play catch up. Any theories on this style of coaching, it drives me crazy!


I've seen this firsthand and I think every club team should think about doing it. Like every parent, I think my kid should be starting and he does on his school team. However, his club coach, who is very well known and highly regarded, has a philosophy of treating every kid as equally as possible. So, he does what you are talking about - has kids by position call out numbers and thats how the lines go out - 1-3, 4-6 etc. And, it does not start fresh every game so wherever we left off in one game is how we start in the next. There is also no specialized man-up or man-down team - whoever is out there at the time of the penalty is who you go with. Every club is "pay to play" and the idea is not to win every game but give equal playing time to every kid who all paid the same amount of money. It keeps the peace among the parents and usally works out to all players seeing about the same amount of field time over the course of a tournament. The club concept is to deveop every kid as equally as possible - not bury some on the bench when the going gets tough - save that for the school teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 03:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Can someone please tell me how team 91 orange 2016 plays in a seventh and eight grade division and brag about it time to step up to the plate and play some real teams


I was at Lehigh this weekend and it seemed that most of the 7th/8th grade "A" bracket was teams from the 8th grade with the exception of the turtles. The other 7th grade "A" teams were in the "B" bracket. I do know that 91's tournament schedule has been set for several months now and posted on their website. I have read here that the express orange team is rearranging their summer schedules because of the competition level not being up to their liking. Some of these are tournaments that 91 is scheduled to be at. If they wanted to play 91, they had several oppurtunities to do so.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 03:53 PM
who are the real teams in 2016? and will any of them be @ Hofstra Blue and Gold Classic next month?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 04:06 PM
Did Team 91 2016 Orange tam play the Turtles?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 04:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Did Team 91 2016 Orange tam play the Turtles?

No Turtles were upset by Victor lacrosse. Joe D was just upset
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 04:50 PM
no.. only way Tenacious ones could of played 91 orange is if they made it to the finals, and they lost in the Semi's..Who is better than 91 Orange that is going to Blue and Gold Classic next month?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 05:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone ever had a club tryout team that did not have set lines or even starting lines. Coach randomly mixes the lines on attack and midfield. It seems to me that there is no chemistry. They are a good team that gets to the semis but do not seem to win the big game. He waits until we are either down or tied to put the best players, usually to late to play catch up. Any theories on this style of coaching, it drives me crazy!


no I haven't but I sure wish my kids played for a coach like this, sounds like fun and that winning isn't the most important thing, also seems like everybody paying the same all get a chance to start -
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 06:58 PM
Crabs is by far the dominant U15 (2016) out there. My sons PA team thankfully did not play them at UDEL this past weekend and they just tore through everyone calmly w/ little effort. A team from jersey, I belive the Patriots had a few players who proceeded to get the Crabs riled up by their antics therefore had their noses rubbed in the dirt 20-2. One player had 3 tech fouls ( the third for 3 min un releasable) and the Patriot coach allowed the player to come back in though he cost his team 5 goals. Shameful!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 07:25 PM
where r the crabs from? do you know if they are coming to the WARRIOR Long Island Lacrosse Classic in July?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 07:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs is by far the dominant U15 (2016) out there. My sons PA team thankfully did not play them at UDEL this past weekend and they just tore through everyone calmly w/ little effort. A team from jersey, I belive the Patriots had a few players who proceeded to get the Crabs riled up by their antics therefore had their noses rubbed in the dirt 20-2. One player had 3 tech fouls ( the third for 3 min un releasable) and the Patriot coach allowed the player to come back in though he cost his team 5 goals. Shameful!


How is U15 "2016"?? wth.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 08:49 PM
Crabs are a maryland team therefore I doubt very much they will play on Long Island. Their U15 team would have to be U15 not they way they do the math in Md, where U15 means a High school sophmore or 17 years old
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 08:55 PM
Here we go again. WAAAAA
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 08:58 PM
HS graduation yr. Are you going to cry that the U15 Crabs are too old? Not the case, most are 98 birth yr with a few who are 97 after July 31st.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 09:09 PM
3rd 2021 u9
4th 2020
5th 2019 u11
6th 2018
7th 2017 u13
8th 2016
9th 2015 u15
JV
Var
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/18/12 09:37 PM
??. 2015 is 2015. Those kids are in HS as freshman and can not play on U15 teams this summer
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/19/12 12:31 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs is by far the dominant U15 (2016) out there. My sons PA team thankfully did not play them at UDEL this past weekend and they just tore through everyone calmly w/ little effort. A team from jersey, I belive the Patriots had a few players who proceeded to get the Crabs riled up by their antics therefore had their noses rubbed in the dirt 20-2. One player had 3 tech fouls ( the third for 3 min un releasable) and the Patriot coach allowed the player to come back in though he cost his team 5 goals. Shameful!


Wrong. The Crabs squeaked out a 2 goal win vs CT Chargers. The Crabs also lost to Club Blue earlier this spring. They are an excellent team, but not unbeatable.

Most of the teams at the MVP Blue tournament were dreadful. There were two U15 tournaments held that weekend, and only a handful of teams were really good.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/19/12 11:10 AM
Youre right the CT game was a good one. Teams evenly matched. Aside from LI Orange, CT, Club Blue, West Coast Starz, who else can play with them? Im sure some of their neihbors here in Balt can (Looneys, GT). This weekend in Balt will be a test
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/19/12 12:42 PM
the young gun tournament should be a test for all it will be fun to see good lacrosse win or lose
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/19/12 08:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Aside from LI Orange, CT, Club Blue, West Coast Starz, who else can play with them?



Several.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/19/12 11:01 PM
there are very few teams that would play with the crabs at 2016 age. 91 should jump into either crabfest young guns or 3d fl$ tournament. See what it is like to play some real teams
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 01:45 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
there are very few teams that would play with the crabs at 2016 age. 91 should jump into either crabfest young guns or 3d fl$ tournament. See what it is like to play some real teams

Could not agree more!! Just enter 1..1 strong tournament and see how you stack up when you have to play multiple games against other strong teams
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 11:48 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
there are very few teams that would play with the crabs at 2016 age. 91 should jump into either crabfest young guns or 3d fl$ tournament. See what it is like to play some real teams

Could not agree more!! Just enter 1..1 strong tournament and see how you stack up when you have to play multiple games against other strong teams


LOL. Must be express parents. And who was your competition the last two weekends?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 01:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
??. 2015 is 2015. Those kids are in HS as freshman and can not play on U15 teams this summer


Unless they're from MD. Then they will drive themselves to the u-15 games....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 02:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
??. 2015 is 2015. Those kids are in HS as freshman and can not play on U15 teams this summer


Unless they're from MD. Then they will drive themselves to the u-15 games....


Give it a rest. Do the U15 Crabs often have kids who have repeated 8th? Yes - some of these kids would normally be 2015 kids.

But saying that everyone in MD is a year older is beyond an exaggeration. Get over yourself.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 03:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
there are very few teams that would play with the crabs at 2016 age. 91 should jump into either crabfest young guns or 3d fl$ tournament. See what it is like to play some real teams

Could not agree more!! Just enter 1..1 strong tournament and see how you stack up when you have to play multiple games against other strong teams


LOL. Must be express parents. And who was your competition the last two weekends?
Express played outlaw tournament 2016 won it then Sunday won the jv division beat laxachussets and two others this Saturday beat a good 10th grade Texas team Sunday playing in crabfest and flag 3d later on not going to mad lax to play long island teams
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 03:38 PM
Last two weekends competition included JV team from Dallas, playing up and winning JV division of Forsberg, Laxachussettes 2016 and CT Chargers 2016. Not a bad warm up for the Young Gun's and 3D tourneys coming up in Maryland where they will compete against Crabs, Canadien Edge, Green, Roadhawks, West Coast All-Stars and NXT to name a few...Not too shabby. Who's Team 91 playing?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 04:13 PM
How many Express Orange 2016 have 97 birthdays or have repeated a grade and have previously played 2015 and really should be 2015? Playing the MD "repeat" game.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 04:16 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Last two weekends competition included JV team from Dallas, playing up and winning JV division of Forsberg, Laxachussettes 2016 and CT Chargers 2016. Not a bad warm up for the Young Gun's and 3D tourneys coming up in Maryland where they will compete against Crabs, Canadien Edge, Green, Roadhawks, West Coast All-Stars and NXT to name a few...Not too shabby. Who's Team 91 playing?


Boy, you express parents sure have it bad for 91. Maybe you should have stayed with your original schedule instead of shifting things around hoping no one would notice. Oh thats right, not enough competition for you with the original tournaments. Good for you. BTW, true champions let their play talk for them instead of doing it anonymously through a computer keyboard. The only thing your doing is making your team and the express organization look bad. Looks like 91 contingent has left the site to concentrate on their season to leave you with whatever you're trying to prove. While it is at times entertaining, you're taking away from the rest of us who want to come on here and really discuss what's going on at this grade. Hope your season is everything you need it to be.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 04:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How many Express Orange 2016 have 97 birthdays or have repeated a grade and have previously played 2015 and really should be 2015? Playing the MD "repeat" game.


Without the 97 bdays and repeaters, Express Orange would be very ordinary. Not surprisingly all of their key players fall into one or both of those categories. If you can't beat the MD programs at their own game, join them.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 05:02 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How many Express Orange 2016 have 97 birthdays or have repeated a grade and have previously played 2015 and really should be 2015? Playing the MD "repeat" game.


Without the 97 bdays and repeaters, Express Orange would be very ordinary. Not surprisingly all of their key players fall into one or both of those categories. If you can't beat the MD programs at their own game, join them.


Heard a rumor they swapped out a few players already this year. Is this true?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 05:17 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
??. 2015 is 2015. Those kids are in HS as freshman and can not play on U15 teams this summer


Unless they're from MD. Then they will drive themselves to the u-15 games....


Give it a rest. Do the U15 Crabs often have kids who have repeated 8th? Yes - some of these kids would normally be 2015 kids.

But saying that everyone in MD is a year older is beyond an exaggeration. Get over yourself.


Now your admitting it, wow! "crabs often have kids that repeated 8th grade" if that's not playing DOWN, what is? In any legit tournament the rules state that if you have kids that are over the age cut off, they must play in the next bracket UP... Hence your team should be playing U-16 or U17 depending on the event. Here in LI that means 2015, 2014 or 2013 bracket. Only problem for you guys is the other teams will be the same age. No more advantage.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 05:47 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Last two weekends competition included JV team from Dallas, playing up and winning JV division of Forsberg, Laxachussettes 2016 and CT Chargers 2016. Not a bad warm up for the Young Gun's and 3D tourneys coming up in Maryland where they will compete against Crabs, Canadien Edge, Green, Roadhawks, West Coast All-Stars and NXT to name a few...Not too shabby. Who's Team 91 playing?


Boy, you express parents sure have it bad for 91. Maybe you should have stayed with your original schedule instead of shifting things around hoping no one would notice. Oh thats right, not enough competition for you with the original tournaments. Good for you. BTW, true champions let their play talk for them instead of doing it anonymously through a computer keyboard. The only thing your doing is making your team and the express organization look bad. Looks like 91 contingent has left the site to concentrate on their season to leave you with whatever you're trying to prove. While it is at times entertaining, you're taking away from the rest of us who want to come on here and really discuss what's going on at this grade. Hope your season is everything you need it to be.
Express wins big the complaint is they they are in the wrong tournament so they have moved to different tournaments for better competition not to have lopsided games so far laxachussets leading edge titans crabs outlaws turtlles a Texas team all found mike Cs number but 91 can't find it you see where they are going here is your invitation to come and play 91 wants pictures on their web site express wants to play the best
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 06:49 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Last two weekends competition included JV team from Dallas, playing up and winning JV division of Forsberg, Laxachussettes 2016 and CT Chargers 2016. Not a bad warm up for the Young Gun's and 3D tourneys coming up in Maryland where they will compete against Crabs, Canadien Edge, Green, Roadhawks, West Coast All-Stars and NXT to name a few...Not too shabby. Who's Team 91 playing?


Boy, you express parents sure have it bad for 91. Maybe you should have stayed with your original schedule instead of shifting things around hoping no one would notice. Oh thats right, not enough competition for you with the original tournaments. Good for you. BTW, true champions let their play talk for them instead of doing it anonymously through a computer keyboard. The only thing your doing is making your team and the express organization look bad. Looks like 91 contingent has left the site to concentrate on their season to leave you with whatever you're trying to prove. While it is at times entertaining, you're taking away from the rest of us who want to come on here and really discuss what's going on at this grade. Hope your season is everything you need it to be.
Express wins big the complaint is they they are in the wrong tournament so they have moved to different tournaments for better competition not to have lopsided games so far laxachussets leading edge titans crabs outlaws turtlles a Texas team all found mike Cs number but 91 can't find it you see where they are going here is your invitation to come and play 91 wants pictures on their web site express wants to play the best


Then good for the express if you feel that is what's best for the boys. The point is that the express is making a big deal out of not playing 91 when they were set to play in two tournaments this year and the express decided to go else where. Cite whatever reason you would like for that decision. If express wanted play 91 so bad, they would of stayed in one of those tournaments. BTW, I know the 91 team has played the outlaws and was set to play the turltles last weekend until they lost and dropped into the losers bracket. I'm sure the two teams will play more common opponents as the season goes along. Then you and the 91 parents came come on here to list the teams and scores to compare against each other. BTW, some punctuation would be helpful the next time you post. That was one tough read.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 07:23 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Last two weekends competition included JV team from Dallas, playing up and winning JV division of Forsberg, Laxachussettes 2016 and CT Chargers 2016. Not a bad warm up for the Young Gun's and 3D tourneys coming up in Maryland where they will compete against Crabs, Canadien Edge, Green, Roadhawks, West Coast All-Stars and NXT to name a few...Not too shabby. Who's Team 91 playing?


Boy, you express parents sure have it bad for 91. Maybe you should have stayed with your original schedule instead of shifting things around hoping no one would notice. Oh thats right, not enough competition for you with the original tournaments. Good for you. BTW, true champions let their play talk for them instead of doing it anonymously through a computer keyboard. The only thing your doing is making your team and the express organization look bad. Looks like 91 contingent has left the site to concentrate on their season to leave you with whatever you're trying to prove. While it is at times entertaining, you're taking away from the rest of us who want to come on here and really discuss what's going on at this grade. Hope your season is everything you need it to be.


Sounds like you have an axe to grind. The post is simply answering a question posed by a pervious poster.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 07:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Last two weekends competition included JV team from Dallas, playing up and winning JV division of Forsberg, Laxachussettes 2016 and CT Chargers 2016. Not a bad warm up for the Young Gun's and 3D tourneys coming up in Maryland where they will compete against Crabs, Canadien Edge, Green, Roadhawks, West Coast All-Stars and NXT to name a few...Not too shabby. Who's Team 91 playing?


Boy, you express parents sure have it bad for 91. Maybe you should have stayed with your original schedule instead of shifting things around hoping no one would notice. Oh thats right, not enough competition for you with the original tournaments. Good for you. BTW, true champions let their play talk for them instead of doing it anonymously through a computer keyboard. The only thing your doing is making your team and the express organization look bad. Looks like 91 contingent has left the site to concentrate on their season to leave you with whatever you're trying to prove. While it is at times entertaining, you're taking away from the rest of us who want to come on here and really discuss what's going on at this grade. Hope your season is everything you need it to be.
Express wins big the complaint is they they are in the wrong tournament so they have moved to different tournaments for better competition not to have lopsided games so far laxachussets leading edge titans crabs outlaws turtlles a Texas team all found mike Cs number but 91 can't find it you see where they are going here is your invitation to come and play 91 wants pictures on their web site express wants to play the best


Then good for the express if you feel that is what's best for the boys. The point is that the express is making a big deal out of not playing 91 when they were set to play in two tournaments this year and the express decided to go else where. Cite whatever reason you would like for that decision. If express wanted play 91 so bad, they would of stayed in one of those tournaments. BTW, I know the 91 team has played the outlaws and was set to play the turltles last weekend until they lost and dropped into the losers bracket. I'm sure the two teams will play more common opponents as the season goes along. Then you and the 91 parents came come on here to list the teams and scores to compare against each other. BTW, some punctuation would be helpful the next time you post. That was one tough read.
Express went to mad lax last year the only team that scored a goal on them is not there they are in the patriot games they won the other games by 17 or more 91 trying to follow in the expresses foot steps . Back out and follow them . Let's see how you do playing quality teams. For the express it is not about 1 team it's about the challenge
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 08:24 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Last two weekends competition included JV team from Dallas, playing up and winning JV division of Forsberg, Laxachussettes 2016 and CT Chargers 2016. Not a bad warm up for the Young Gun's and 3D tourneys coming up in Maryland where they will compete against Crabs, Canadien Edge, Green, Roadhawks, West Coast All-Stars and NXT to name a few...Not too shabby. Who's Team 91 playing?


Boy, you express parents sure have it bad for 91. Maybe you should have stayed with your original schedule instead of shifting things around hoping no one would notice. Oh thats right, not enough competition for you with the original tournaments. Good for you. BTW, true champions let their play talk for them instead of doing it anonymously through a computer keyboard. The only thing your doing is making your team and the express organization look bad. Looks like 91 contingent has left the site to concentrate on their season to leave you with whatever you're trying to prove. While it is at times entertaining, you're taking away from the rest of us who want to come on here and really discuss what's going on at this grade. Hope your season is everything you need it to be.
Express wins big the complaint is they they are in the wrong tournament so they have moved to different tournaments for better competition not to have lopsided games so far laxachussets leading edge titans crabs outlaws turtlles a Texas team all found mike Cs number but 91 can't find it you see where they are going here is your invitation to come and play 91 wants pictures on their web site express wants to play the best


Then good for the express if you feel that is what's best for the boys. The point is that the express is making a big deal out of not playing 91 when they were set to play in two tournaments this year and the express decided to go else where. Cite whatever reason you would like for that decision. If express wanted play 91 so bad, they would of stayed in one of those tournaments. BTW, I know the 91 team has played the outlaws and was set to play the turltles last weekend until they lost and dropped into the losers bracket. I'm sure the two teams will play more common opponents as the season goes along. Then you and the 91 parents came come on here to list the teams and scores to compare against each other. BTW, some punctuation would be helpful the next time you post. That was one tough read.
Express went to mad lax last year the only team that scored a goal on them is not there they are in the patriot games they won the other games by 17 or more 91 trying to follow in the expresses foot steps . Back out and follow them . Let's see how you do playing quality teams. For the express it is not about 1 team it's about the challenge


You obviously can't be reasoned with and reading your posts is giving me a headache. For some reason, I don't think 91 is trying to follow you guys around. They posted their tournament schedule very early and up until recently, the express's has been hidden. All I can say is good luck to both these teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 09:29 PM
I thought the express was at Lehigh last weekend? or was that another express team? whatever express team was in 2016 "a" got run over!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 10:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
??. 2015 is 2015. Those kids are in HS as freshman and can not play on U15 teams this summer


Unless they're from MD. Then they will drive themselves to the u-15 games....


Give it a rest. Do the U15 Crabs often have kids who have repeated 8th? Yes - some of these kids would normally be 2015 kids.

But saying that everyone in MD is a year older is beyond an exaggeration. Get over yourself.


Now your admitting it, wow! "crabs often have kids that repeated 8th grade" if that's not playing DOWN, what is? In any legit tournament the rules state that if you have kids that are over the age cut off, they must play in the next bracket UP... Hence your team should be playing U-16 or U17 depending on the event. Here in LI that means 2015, 2014 or 2013 bracket. Only problem for you guys is the other teams will be the same age. No more advantage.


1. "you're", not "your".

2. Are you really that stupid? I'm not a Crabs parent, but while it's weird how MIAA families like to reapeat 8th grade in order to be bigger on the field, they are not breaking any rules. U15 states the kid must be born after 9/1/98, so even if their roster consists of kids who have repeated a year, they are not breaking any rules for a U15 division.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/20/12 10:44 PM
Oops. I meant 9/1/96.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/21/12 12:02 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I thought the express was at Lehigh last weekend? or was that another express team? whatever express team was in 2016 "a" got run over!

do you mean the 91 white team in 2016 got run over?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/21/12 12:54 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
??. 2015 is 2015. Those kids are in HS as freshman and can not play on U15 teams this summer


Unless they're from MD. Then they will drive themselves to the u-15 games....


Give it a rest. Do the U15 Crabs often have kids who have repeated 8th? Yes - some of these kids would normally be 2015 kids.

But saying that everyone in MD is a year older is beyond an exaggeration. Get over yourself.


Now your admitting it, wow! "crabs often have kids that repeated 8th grade" if that's not playing DOWN, what is? In any legit tournament the rules state that if you have kids that are over the age cut off, they must play in the next bracket UP... Hence your team should be playing U-16 or U17 depending on the event. Here in LI that means 2015, 2014 or 2013 bracket. Only problem for you guys is the other teams will be the same age. No more advantage.


1. "you're", not "your".

2. Are you really that stupid? I'm not a Crabs parent, but while it's weird how MIAA families like to reapeat 8th grade in order to be bigger on the field, they are not breaking any rules. U15 states the kid must be born after 9/1/98, so even if their roster consists of kids who have repeated a year, they are not breaking any rules for a U15 division.


YOU'RE missing the point Mr. English teacher. Clearly, if you repeat eight grade there is a good chance you're older than the 9/1/96 cut off. Not only that, the kid now has an additional year of competition under his belt. He will now be playing primarily against younger less expierenced players. So when a team loaded with kids who should be playing 2015 play other real 2016 teams they look all world. Anyway you look at it's BS. By the way. What kind of sick degenerate parent has their kid repeat eight grade for an edge in lacrosse? This makes the nut jobs who hold their kid back a year from starting school look normal...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/21/12 01:21 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
??. 2015 is 2015. Those kids are in HS as freshman and can not play on U15 teams this summer


Unless they're from MD. Then they will drive themselves to the u-15 games....


Give it a rest. Do the U15 Crabs often have kids who have repeated 8th? Yes - some of these kids would normally be 2015 kids.

But saying that everyone in MD is a year older is beyond an exaggeration. Get over yourself.


Now your admitting it, wow! "crabs often have kids that repeated 8th grade" if that's not playing DOWN, what is? In any legit tournament the rules state that if you have kids that are over the age cut off, they must play in the next bracket UP... Hence your team should be playing U-16 or U17 depending on the event. Here in LI that means 2015, 2014 or 2013 bracket. Only problem for you guys is the other teams will be the same age. No more advantage.


1. "you're", not "your".

2. Are you really that stupid? I'm not a Crabs parent, but while it's weird how MIAA families like to reapeat 8th grade in order to be bigger on the field, they are not breaking any rules. U15 states the kid must be born after 9/1/98, so even if their roster consists of kids who have repeated a year, they are not breaking any rules for a U15 division.


YOU'RE missing the point Mr. English teacher. Clearly, if you repeat eight grade there is a good chance you're older than the 9/1/96 cut off. Not only that, the kid now has an additional year of competition under his belt. He will now be playing primarily against younger less expierenced players. So when a team loaded with kids who should be playing 2015 play other real 2016 teams they look all world. Anyway you look at it's BS. By the way. What kind of sick degenerate parent has their kid repeat eight grade for an edge in lacrosse? This makes the nut jobs who hold their kid back a year from starting school look normal...



It's usually the fathers of kids that think their kid can't compete in the grade they should be in and the fact that the fathers were also never any good in lax or other sports themselves that hold their kids back for lacrosse. Re-living their youth again. The pressure from these type of parents will eventually burn the kid out or the kid will go wild in college when daddy isn't there to tell him what to do anymore. I feel bad for the wives too, especially after the kids are grown and it's just the two of them.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/21/12 02:20 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
??. 2015 is 2015. Those kids are in HS as freshman and can not play on U15 teams this summer


Unless they're from MD. Then they will drive themselves to the u-15 games....


Give it a rest. Do the U15 Crabs often have kids who have repeated 8th? Yes - some of these kids would normally be 2015 kids.

But saying that everyone in MD is a year older is beyond an exaggeration. Get over yourself.


Now your admitting it, wow! "crabs often have kids that repeated 8th grade" if that's not playing DOWN, what is? In any legit tournament the rules state that if you have kids that are over the age cut off, they must play in the next bracket UP... Hence your team should be playing U-16 or U17 depending on the event. Here in LI that means 2015, 2014 or 2013 bracket. Only problem for you guys is the other teams will be the same age. No more advantage.


1. "you're", not "your".

2. Are you really that stupid? I'm not a Crabs parent, but while it's weird how MIAA families like to reapeat 8th grade in order to be bigger on the field, they are not breaking any rules. U15 states the kid must be born after 9/1/98, so even if their roster consists of kids who have repeated a year, they are not breaking any rules for a U15 division.


YOU'RE missing the point Mr. English teacher. Clearly, if you repeat eight grade there is a good chance you're older than the 9/1/96 cut off. Not only that, the kid now has an additional year of competition under his belt. He will now be playing primarily against younger less expierenced players. So when a team loaded with kids who should be playing 2015 play other real 2016 teams they look all world. Anyway you look at it's BS. By the way. What kind of sick degenerate parent has their kid repeat eight grade for an edge in lacrosse? This makes the nut jobs who hold their kid back a year from starting school look normal...


Wrong. Most kids who just finished 8th grade were born in 1998. Those who may have repeated are born in 1997. It is U15, so those kids who may have repeated are still eligible.

Stop tilting at windmills. I would never have my son repeat a grade, but it happens all the time in other sports: basketball, football, hockey, etc. The only people I've ever seen complain about it are Long Island lacrosse parents.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/21/12 03:25 AM
Haha, try again guy
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/21/12 04:05 AM
Lacrosse has NOTHING on travel basketball prior to 2012 (rules just changed) old rules were A current 15 year old could play as a 7th grader

7th Grade Division Rules prior to 2012

v. An athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2010 and cannotturn 16


prior to September 1, 2011.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/21/12 12:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Express played outlaw tournament 2016 won it then Sunday won the jv division beat laxachussets and two others this Saturday beat a good 10th grade Texas team Sunday playing in crabfest and flag 3d later on not going to mad lax to play long island teams


I suggest Mommy and Daddy invest in a good english tutor rather than travel lacrosse. If you're an adult... shocked
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/21/12 06:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Haha, try again guy


Great comeback. The rules state that you can play U15 (as long as you aren't on a HS team in season) if you are born anytime after 9/1/96. In other words, anyone born in 1997 or younger can play U15.

I'm not a Crabs parent, not did my kid repeat 8th. Those are the facts and no immature retorts by you can refute them.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/24/12 01:49 AM
Any 2016 scores from Maverik tourn. today?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/27/12 05:14 PM
Whatever happened to the LI Raiders? They had some good results last year, but I haven't heard anything about them recently. Did they disband?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/27/12 05:53 PM
Most of their better players are on Team 91 Orange 8th grade.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/27/12 06:00 PM
There is a group of 91 kids that play under the name Raiders. I think in 6th grade > 7th grade.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/27/12 06:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Most of their better players are on Team 91 Orange 8th grade.


...and their best player in on Express Orange 2016.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/27/12 07:38 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Most of their better players are on Team 91 Orange 8th grade.


...and their best player in on Express Orange 2016.


The team that was afraid to play the Turtles.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/27/12 08:22 PM
All the question asked was what happened to the raiders... pathetic... my one time a week checking on this site for anything useful has once again fallen into the my kids team is better than your kids toilet.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 02:30 AM
Did anyone else attend the Team 91 2016 team workout at the Firstlook camp @ Hofstra the past three days did anyone see the same thing?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 11:15 AM
See what, my kid atttended the camp.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 12:45 PM
What are you referring to ? My son attended, I did not get to see any of the camp. My son did not have many good things to say about the camp
Posted By: LAXER DAD Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 01:04 PM
My son attended and enjoyed it very much. I spent the day there yesterday and thought it was run very well. I liked that coaches spoke everyday about what it takes to be a collegiate athlete. I witnessed interaction with college coaches and the campers during morning drills in the stadium.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 01:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Did anyone else attend the Team 91 2016 team workout at the Firstlook camp @ Hofstra the past three days did anyone see the same thing?


LOL. Yes, there were alot of 91 kids at the camp. There were also plenty of kids from other teams. I saw helmets and recognized kids from as express orange, jesters, true blue, fl$ and several towns. The 91 kids seemed evenly divided among the teams as far as numbers go so it was far from an organized practice for them.

BTW, my son mentioned as least 7 or 8 college coaches who instructed them on drills, coached teams or gave talks. Knowing the attention span of a 14 y.o. boy, you could guess at least 12 ccolleges were represented.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 03:16 PM
What camp were you at? There were no college coaches there. The camp was supposed to have 20 coaches there. Who did you see, name the 20 that were there? Name 10? Better yet name 5
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 03:18 PM
Name the coaches who instructed the kids?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 03:26 PM
This was a waste of money, Tierney is a good snake oil salesman
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 04:57 PM
Asst.Coaches were there no Head Coaches get a refund
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 05:02 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What camp were you at? There were no college coaches there. The camp was supposed to have 20 coaches there. Who did you see, name the 20 that were there? Name 10? Better yet name 5


For starters:

Hofstra
Rutgers (coached my son's team yesterday afternoon)
St. Johns
Marquette
Lehigh
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 05:06 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Name the coaches who instructed the kids?


Coaches also talked to the groups about nutrition, working out, academics and what a college lacrosse player's schedule is like. If your son didn't mention any of this to you he obviously wasn't paying attention.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 06:23 PM
still can't name the coaches, nobody really got any names we just got school logo's on the website. For all we no it could have been the towel boy
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 06:48 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
still can't name the coaches, nobody really got any names we just got school logo's on the website. For all we no it could have been the towel boy


I just think you got an ax to grind with 91. Your kid probably didn't even attend the camp. Did you really expect Head Coaches to come watch a group of 8th Graders? Your problem isn't with the camp, it's with reality.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/28/12 07:42 PM
My kid was there all tree days, and so was i. Saw it first hand
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/29/12 01:06 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Most of their better players are on Team 91 Orange 8th grade.


...and their best player in on Express Orange 2016.


So the 2016 Raiders are no more? They were a decent team last year.

Which club has the better 2016 team - Team LI or Team 91?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/29/12 04:00 AM
As going to this camp, I was watching the 2016 91 orange goalie. Kid was insane. i dont see anyone getting the ball passed this kid. I'm looking forward to watching the 2016 Express orange team play against 2016 91 orange, its gonna be a sick matchup.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/29/12 04:37 AM
u have to be kiddig with fl$??? the 2016 blue express team beat fl$
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/29/12 11:08 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
As going to this camp, I was watching the 2016 91 orange goalie. Kid was insane. i dont see anyone getting the ball passed this kid. I'm looking forward to watching the 2016 Express orange team play against 2016 91 orange, its gonna be a sick matchup.
91 lost big to laxzchussets this weekend. My son is friends with an express player and they have beat laxachussets twice, two weeks ago by 10 goals. The express has lost two games and won all the rest. Both games to the crabs.

Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/29/12 12:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What camp were you at? There were no college coaches there. The camp was supposed to have 20 coaches there. Who did you see, name the 20 that were there? Name 10? Better yet name 5


For starters:

Hofstra
Rutgers (coached my son's team yesterday afternoon)
St. Johns
Marquette
Lehigh



You can add Towson, Adelphi and Post to the list. These are coaches not players. Also know that Matt Danowski came and talked to the boys. But, I guess you guys missed all that LOL.

My son said he also learned several new checks, techniques and what goes into being a college athlete. I guess negative people have nothing but negative things to say.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/29/12 02:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
As going to this camp, I was watching the 2016 91 orange goalie. Kid was insane. i dont see anyone getting the ball passed this kid. I'm looking forward to watching the 2016 Express orange team play against 2016 91 orange, its gonna be a sick matchup.
91 lost big to laxzchussets this weekend. My son is friends with an express player and they have beat laxachussets twice, two weeks ago by 10 goals. The express has lost two games and won all the rest. Both games to the crabs.




I know parents on both teams. I heard from 91 they played laxachussets twice at Laxfest last weekend. Tied the first game on Saturday and lost by 3 goals to them in the playoffs on Sunday. I think you got the express vs. laxachussets scores wrong. I was told they won by 3. Two weeks ago, express was at forsberg tourney. I don't think laxachussets was there. I know the express played laxachussets in the spring. Not sure about a second game.

At least have your facts semi-correct before coming on hear.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/29/12 02:10 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What camp were you at? There were no college coaches there. The camp was supposed to have 20 coaches there. Who did you see, name the 20 that were there? Name 10? Better yet name 5


For starters:

Hofstra
Rutgers (coached my son's team yesterday afternoon)
St. Johns
Marquette
Lehigh



You can add Towson, Adelphi and Post to the list. These are coaches not players. Also know that Matt Danowski came and talked to the boys. But, I guess you guys missed all that LOL.

My son said he also learned several new checks, techniques and what goes into being a college athlete. I guess negative people have nothing but negative things to say.


Sweet. Learning how to throw checks should be the #1 priority for any kid. Great use of your money!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/29/12 02:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
As going to this camp, I was watching the 2016 91 orange goalie. Kid was insane. i dont see anyone getting the ball passed this kid. I'm looking forward to watching the 2016 Express orange team play against 2016 91 orange, its gonna be a sick matchup.
91 lost big to laxzchussets this weekend. My son is friends with an express player and they have beat laxachussets twice, two weeks ago by 10 goals. The express has lost two games and won all the rest. Both games to the crabs.



Laxachussets smacked Team LI around on the final and won by 20+. They also admitted afterwards to being a U-16 team and have added players since loosing to the express.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/29/12 02:28 PM
My son attended and loved it...he is 2017 and had the coaches from HOFSTRA,LEHIGH,TOWSON,WAGNER and MARQUETTE all come up to him and ask him is info and help him with instruction. For a rising eighth grader what more do you want??? Great camp.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/29/12 04:33 PM
Same in the 8B division True Blue played The Boston Mass team they admitted they were 15-16 we need ID cards like they do for football and soccer
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/29/12 04:37 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
What camp were you at? There were no college coaches there. The camp was supposed to have 20 coaches there. Who did you see, name the 20 that were there? Name 10? Better yet name 5


For starters:

Hofstra
Rutgers (coached my son's team yesterday afternoon)
St. Johns
Marquette
Lehigh



You can add Towson, Adelphi and Post to the list. These are coaches not players. Also know that Matt Danowski came and talked to the boys. But, I guess you guys missed all that LOL.

My son said he also learned several new checks, techniques and what goes into being a college athlete. I guess negative people have nothing but negative things to say.


Sweet. Learning how to throw checks should be the #1 priority for any kid. Great use of your money!


Like I said, negative people have noting but negative things to say!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/29/12 04:42 PM
Express Orange played Laxachusetts in the Spring on Long Island, and I thought Express won by 5 goals or so. I might be wrong about the margin of victory. The two teams played again the week after the Forsberg tournament up in New Haven, CT, and Express Orange won 14-4. There is a lot of talent on both teams. Also, there was good sportsmanship throughout the game. Kudos to both programs for seeking each other out so the kids can compete and get better.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 06/29/12 04:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
As going to this camp, I was watching the 2016 91 orange goalie. Kid was insane. i dont see anyone getting the ball passed this kid. I'm looking forward to watching the 2016 Express orange team play against 2016 91 orange, its gonna be a sick matchup.
91 lost big to laxzchussets this weekend. My son is friends with an express player and they have beat laxachussets twice, two weeks ago by 10 goals. The express has lost two games and won all the rest. Both games to the crabs.


Express beat laxachussets 2 weeks ago in Yale the score was 15 to 4 that is more than 3 goals and it was the same kids express played. There were express kids at the team long island championship. They also beat laxachussets in the spring by 4. You need your facts straight. The kids are always older when you get your butt kicked
Laxachussets smacked Team LI around on the final and won by 20+. They also admitted afterwards to being a U-16 team and have added players since loosing to the express.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/02/12 08:11 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Express Orange played Laxachusetts in the Spring on Long Island, and I thought Express won by 5 goals or so. I might be wrong about the margin of victory. The two teams played again the week after the Forsberg tournament up in New Haven, CT, and Express Orange won 14-4. There is a lot of talent on both teams. Also, there was good sportsmanship throughout the game. Kudos to both programs for seeking each other out so the kids can compete and get better.


Records vs. common opponents are meaningless. Remember the saying "That's why they play the games.".
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/02/12 09:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Express Orange played Laxachusetts in the Spring on Long Island, and I thought Express won by 5 goals or so. I might be wrong about the margin of victory. The two teams played again the week after the Forsberg tournament up in New Haven, CT, and Express Orange won 14-4. There is a lot of talent on both teams. Also, there was good sportsmanship throughout the game. Kudos to both programs for seeking each other out so the kids can compete and get better.


Records vs. common opponents are meaningless. Remember the saying "That's why they play the games.".
Express beats laxachussets by ten and the same laxachussets team beats 91 big. Why would express waste they time playing 91. You need to learn to lift your leg before you run with the big dogs
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/03/12 12:05 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Express Orange played Laxachusetts in the Spring on Long Island, and I thought Express won by 5 goals or so. I might be wrong about the margin of victory. The two teams played again the week after the Forsberg tournament up in New Haven, CT, and Express Orange won 14-4. There is a lot of talent on both teams. Also, there was good sportsmanship throughout the game. Kudos to both programs for seeking each other out so the kids can compete and get better.


Records vs. common opponents are meaningless. Remember the saying "That's why they play the games.".
Express beats laxachussets by ten and the same laxachussets team beats 91 big. Why would express waste they time playing 91. You need to learn to lift your leg before you run with the big dogs


Yeah ok. LOL.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/04/12 04:38 PM
Was in Maryland July 1-3 for the USLacrosse Nationals. Middle School games were insane. Rochester, NY, Long Island, New England and PA made the Final Four. Rochester, New [lacrosse] won the Middle School and High School Divisions.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/09/12 02:09 AM
Anyone have any results from crab fest?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/09/12 02:26 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone have any results from crab fest?


It was a GREAT day to be a CRAB! Remember, its only a rivalry if both sides win some. So, not a rivalry yet.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/09/12 03:15 PM
How did the Turtles do in this tournament? Did the Crabs take them down too??
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/09/12 04:41 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone have any results from crab fest?


It was a GREAT day to be a CRAB! Remember, its only a rivalry if both sides win some. So, not a rivalry yet.


Even a better day to be a WC Starz!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/09/12 05:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How did the Turtles do in this tournament? Did the Crabs take them down too??


They played in the 2017 age braket. All you have to do is look at their website. The results were posted before the end of the day. That being said, they played very well and dominated everyone. Can't imagine anyone in their age group beating them. They never allow their competitors to clear the ball and they score on almost every posession. As a lax novice, it seems to me that if you can clear the ball against them, you might have a fighting chance.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/09/12 06:18 PM
are there any results posted anywhere?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/09/12 06:21 PM
Leaving aside the heat, the Young Guns tournament was very well done, and the competition was excellent.

Bottom line in U-15 is that after SAT pool play the A bracket was won by the Crabs at 3-0 and the B bracket was won by the Greene Turtle at 3-0. They were the only two undefeated teams from pool play. The second place team in the Crabs bracket was the West Coast Starz, which the Crabs beat about 10-5. The second place team in the Turtle bracket was Long Island Express, which the Turtle beat 6-1.

Sunday was a new day. In the semis, the Starz beat the Turtle in OT 5-4. Well-played by both teams. Crabs defeated the Express. That set up rematches of the day before's games and both the Starz and Express avenged the prior day's losses. Starz won the tournament, defeating the Crabs, and the Express took the Turtle to OT again and avenged the prior day's loss as well, 3-2.

Really excellent lacrosse being played out there, and the Crabs were very gracious and hospitable hosts.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/09/12 07:17 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
How did the Turtles do in this tournament? Did the Crabs take them down too??


They played in the 2017 age braket. All you have to do is look at their website. The results were posted before the end of the day. That being said, they played very well and dominated everyone. Can't imagine anyone in their age group beating them. They never allow their competitors to clear the ball and they score on almost every posession. As a lax novice, it seems to me that if you can clear the ball against them, you might have a fighting chance.


Were you at any of the games? If so, what team are you representing?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/09/12 08:08 PM
Yes, I was at the Young Guns Tournament, but was on a team that did not play them. I saw Tenacious Turtles play against Next Level and Crabs. It was a very well run tournament. Unfortunately very hot - they cut some of the games down to 8 min quarters in the afternoon of the first day because it was so hot. I think it was the right call.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/09/12 09:11 PM
Tenacious Turtles are 2017, not 2016, I think there is more on them in the 2017 thread
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/10/12 04:06 PM
It was not the Tenacious Turtles, but the Green Turtles which is a Maryland based team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/10/12 07:32 PM
There is a rumor express 2016 orange is going to hofstra this weekend to play in the jv bracket what bracket is team 91 2016 orange playing in
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/10/12 08:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
There is a rumor express 2016 orange is going to hofstra this weekend to play in the jv bracket what bracket is team 91 2016 orange playing in


Don't know and probably the 2016 bracket.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/10/12 10:29 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
There is a rumor express 2016 orange is going to hofstra this weekend to play in the jv bracket what bracket is team 91 2016 orange playing in


Don't know and probably the 2016 bracket.
This would be a good time for them to move up also . We have been accused of running away well we are coming to your house here's your shot lets see what happens. Remember we are coming to you
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/11/12 12:05 AM
Not a rumor a fact. Schedules are posted
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/11/12 12:06 AM
91 orange is playing at hofstra in 2016 "A" bracket.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/11/12 01:45 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
There is a rumor express 2016 orange is going to hofstra this weekend to play in the jv bracket what bracket is team 91 2016 orange playing in


Don't know and probably the 2016 bracket.
This would be a good time for them to move up also . We have been accused of running away well we are coming to your house here's your shot lets see what happens. Remember we are coming to you


If orange really wanted to impress they would play JV A not JV B. JV B is weak.
Posted By: VA Lax Dad Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/11/12 02:28 AM
Can any Express 2016 Orange parents send me a private email to this account? I have a question for you. Thanks.
Posted By: VA Lax Dad Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/11/12 10:09 AM
Or if you don't have an account here, leave an email address where I can email you directly. Thanks.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/11/12 07:24 PM
I was with Riptide at Boys Latin. We got spanked all weekend. Although the other teams beat us they did not seem older. They seemed legit. Any other feedback on the other 2016 teams, age wise?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/11/12 08:39 PM
It was nice to be at a legit tournament that was well run. I think most teams cry when they loose. They complain about older kids playing because some kids are just getting huge. We have played so many of these kids the boys know each other and are friendly when they face each other. Bottom line is I believe the directors keep it honest and within the rules. Unfortunately year cutoffs are different in states. The US lacrosse guidelines should have shut people up but losing somehow over rules parental common sense. This filters down to the kids listening to the parents complain.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/11/12 09:51 PM
Yes, but you can't tell me that most of the 2016 players on Crabs and Laxachusetts are not 15 yrs old. Because they are. They would be 2015 on Long Island.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/12/12 12:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Yes, but you can't tell me that most of the 2016 players on Crabs and Laxachusetts are not 15 yrs old. Because they are. They would be 2015 on Long Island.


The laxachusetts coach admitted after the LI Laxfest that their 2016 team would be a U-16 team if they went age based. Not sure if this is the same team they bring to the U-15 tournaments or not.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/12/12 12:35 PM
Stop if they beat you deal with the loss. They fit the the US lacrosse guideline we talked to them. The Laxfest team is the 2016 team they travel with. Go to there website stop complaining. They have a good 2016 team ask team LI who spoke to their director on the phone. Team LI thought they had older kids but they fit US llacrosse guidelines. Team LI wasn't happy at the defeat but LAxachussets boys are just big .
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/12/12 01:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Yes, but you can't tell me that most of the 2016 players on Crabs and Laxachusetts are not 15 yrs old. Because they are. They would be 2015 on Long Island.


Do the crabs have graduation year based teams or are they strictly age based?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/12/12 04:08 PM
Crabs are age based. All boys are U15 based on guidelines. All kids are late 97's or 98 birth yr and 8th grade this past school yr. Anyone have any info on the level of play this coming weeknd at the Jersey shootout. Team United and Philly Freedom?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/12/12 06:30 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Crabs are age based. All boys are U15 based on guidelines. All kids are late 97's or 98 birth yr and 8th grade this past school yr. Anyone have any info on the level of play this coming weeknd at the Jersey shootout. Team United and Philly Freedom?


Team United out of Monmouth, NJ as well as Freedom both played in Maverick Big Time tourney. Both teams can move the ball as well as move in general. TU has a Don Bosco RB on their roster. You can tell with the perpetual ward who it is.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/12/12 11:45 PM
Can anybody tell me anything about Team 91 2016 Orange? I hear they have a reputation for cheap shots and dirty play. Is that true?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/13/12 01:46 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Can anybody tell me anything about Team 91 2016 Orange? I hear they have a reputation for cheap shots and dirty play. Is that true?


How many threads are you trying to start a rant against 91 orange on?..first the 91 thread now here...I smell somme sour grapes. I don't even know anyone on that team but your odd obsession with trying to get people smashing them is a bit creepy......just sayin.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/13/12 02:43 AM
You have that wrong. Its the Orange team from another program.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/13/12 12:13 PM
Nothing better to do than troll the message boards on a Thursday night?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/13/12 03:05 PM
Thank you for the info on those teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 07/13/12 09:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Nothing better to do than troll the message boards on a Thursday night?
The other program is in 91's back yard and they are not playing each other. How pathetic . 91 has big mouths but a joke of a program
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/04/12 12:09 AM
Probably time to give WCS their due. The score during during pool-play was not 10-5. It was 7-4 with the Crabs winning. I'm a parent of one of the WCS kids and I was there to watch the Crabfeast Young Guns Tournament. WCS beat a very skilled Green Turtles team in the semis in OT which could have gone the other way. WCS then came back from a 0-3 deficit to beat the Crabs and win the Championship. The Crabs dominated on face-offs the first day. Not sure WCS won one. In the championship the WCS team won a few but which gave them a chance to win. The Crabs were gracious hosts and the tournament was run well (Although it was a little funny hearing Crab parents screaming at the refs-I don't remember any of the Crab players serving one minute of penalty time during the two game WCS played you). I really believe WCS have the more skilled team. If WCS gets a dominate FOGO, the West Coast Starz will win the majority of the time against this Crabs team. We haven't played the Dukes or Club Blue or Jesters. I'm interested to hear how you think the 2016 WCS team would do against some of these other teams... (preferably if you've seen the 2016 WCS-team play)

Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/04/12 12:25 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Probably time to give WCS their due. The score during during pool-play was not 10-5. It was 7-4 with the Crabs winning. I'm a parent of one of the WCS kids and I was there to watch the Crabfeast Young Guns Tournament. WCS beat a very skilled Green Turtles team in the semis in OT which could have gone the other way. WCS then came back from a 0-3 deficit to beat the Crabs and win the Championship. The Crabs dominated on face-offs the first day. Not sure WCS won one. In the championship the WCS team won a few but which gave them a chance to win. The Crabs were gracious hosts and the tournament was run well (Although it was a little funny hearing Crab parents screaming at the refs-I don't remember any of the Crab players serving one minute of penalty time during the two game WCS played you). I really believe WCS have the more skilled team. If WCS gets a dominate FOGO, the West Coast Starz will win the majority of the time against this Crabs team. We haven't played the Dukes or Club Blue or Jesters. I'm interested to hear how you think the 2016 WCS team would do against some of these other teams... (preferably if you've seen the 2016 WCS-team play)

I think that is a big statement that you can win the majority against this crab team. I was there also and you were up 2 to 0 and they dominated after that. You want to know where you stand get the dukes, crabs, green turtles, long island express orange and the ct titans together that would be a great tournament . I can promise you not one team will be undefeated
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/04/12 02:54 PM
where do the WCS draw from?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/04/12 04:33 PM
I don't think the crabs dominated in anything but in face-offs won. Possession time is huge when teams are evenly matched. How many more opportunities did the crabs have because of winning face offs? What I said was I think the WCS win more than they would loose if they found a fogo that dominated like the crabs kid did. I don't know it the Express team wan the orange team but I think the one I saw looked very good. We played the Green Turtles. We haven't seen or played the Dukes. I think it would be great to get all these top teams to play in one tournament.

Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/04/12 04:37 PM
This team is majority CA some from UT CO
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/04/12 09:30 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This team is majority CA some from UT CO


That's unbelievable. How in the world does the team practice together as one unit on a regular basis given that some kids live hundreds of miles apart? Most East Coast teams draw 99% of their kids from a 50 mile radius. Please explain. Thanks.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/05/12 01:09 AM
The kids only practice the day after they arrive at tournaments. As they play together they build chemistry. Each tournament is a tryout so the kids know they need to perform and give good effort. There were only a couple new kids so most know the offense . I think it's fair to acknowledge that the WCS have to deal with the time change, travel, the humidity is tough, and work together with very little practice.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/05/12 01:52 PM
And I'm sure when they get together they sing Kumbahya together.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 08/05/12 04:56 PM
No not that one. They sang "We are the Champions".
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 11/01/12 05:45 PM
I posted this on the LIE thread, but thought I'd ask it here as well.


Any 2016 parents here? Just saw the schedule for the Fall Terrapin Classic, and there are three LI Express 2016 teams listed.

LI Express Terps 16
LI Express P 16
LI Express B 16

Does anyone know what the difference is between these three teams? Thanks.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 11/01/12 05:58 PM
The site shows participating teams as LI Express 2014,15,16 on Sunday
Posted By: Anonymous Re: Boys 2016 Fall 2011/Spring 2012 - 11/01/12 07:00 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
The site shows participating teams as LI Express 2014,15,16 on Sunday


If you check out the schedule, there are three LI Express 2016 teams listed.

I think the 2016 P team refers to the "Piranhas" and the B team is the "Barracudas".

Does anyone know the difference between the 2016 Barracudas, Piranhas and Terps? Thanks.
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