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Posted By: ctlaxdad New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 06:22 PM
Starting a thread for New England Prep School Lacrosse parents.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 06:56 PM
By far Best League in all of High School Lacrosse
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 07:06 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
By far Best League in all of High School Lacrosse


Founders league!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 07:07 PM
And they can al buy there own beer.
Posted By: ctlaxdad Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 07:47 PM
Anyone care to prognosticate on next spring season?

Top 10 in NEPSAC next spring?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 08:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
And they can al buy there own beer.


Ahhhh, of course a reclass joke. Someone always gets reclass in a thread.

However, beer, great lax and entry into the top colleges. Seems pretty good to me.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 08:20 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
And they can al buy there own beer.


Ahhhh, of course a reclass joke. Someone always gets reclass in a thread.

However, beer, great lax and entry into the top colleges. Seems pretty good to me.


I was just about to say. Someone in the forum section must have had their girl stolen by a holdback years ago and the sting is still burning, it's in every thread!!!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/14/20 09:40 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
And they can al buy there own beer.


Ahhhh, of course a reclass joke. Someone always gets reclass in a thread.

However, beer, great lax and entry into the top colleges. Seems pretty good to me.


I was just about to say. Someone in the forum section must have had their girl stolen by a holdback years ago and the sting is still burning, it's in every thread!!!


No, most are just upset that some player couldn't make it against other players his own age and got an advantage majority dont. Pretty simple. Thats It
Posted By: ctlaxdad Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 12:09 AM
Reclassing is common in Founders and other leagues. Not a big deal and usually benefits the child getting into a better school which is the goal of most of the lax families at prep schools. No real $ in pro lacrosse anyway.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 02:09 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
And they can al buy there own beer.


Ahhhh, of course a reclass joke. Someone always gets reclass in a thread.

However, beer, great lax and entry into the top colleges. Seems pretty good to me.


I was just about to say. Someone in the forum section must have had their girl stolen by a holdback years ago and the sting is still burning, it's in every thread!!!


No, most are just upset that some player couldn't make it against other players his own age and got an advantage majority dont. Pretty simple. Thats It


Blah Blah Blah . . .
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 03:28 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
And they can al buy there own beer.


Ahhhh, of course a reclass joke. Someone always gets reclass in a thread.

However, beer, great lax and entry into the top colleges. Seems pretty good to me.


I was just about to say. Someone in the forum section must have had their girl stolen by a holdback years ago and the sting is still burning, it's in every thread!!!


No, most are just upset that some player couldn't make it against other players his own age and got an advantage majority dont. Pretty simple. Thats It


Ahhh, so life is not fair let's whine and complain. Solid attributes
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 01:11 PM
You can say what you want about re-class founders league accepts it and if your kid can dominate with older kids it only helps his recruitment . if you can get your kid in that league it is a no brainer it is where the best kids play . just look at each roster and how many DIV 1 studs they all have at any given time during a game there is at least 8 DIV 1 commits on the field
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 01:18 PM
Lot's seem to complain. We all want the best for our children. That's why they are in private school.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 01:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
And they can al buy there own beer.


Ahhhh, of course a reclass joke. Someone always gets reclass in a thread.

However, beer, great lax and entry into the top colleges. Seems pretty good to me.


I was just about to say. Someone in the forum section must have had their girl stolen by a holdback years ago and the sting is still burning, it's in every thread!!!


No, most are just upset that some player couldn't make it against other players his own age and got an advantage majority dont. Pretty simple. Thats It


Blah Blah Blah . . .


Wow, what a witty rebuttal!! Your parents should have held you back.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 01:44 PM
Just curious, what is the holding back cut off point? If you hold back 1 year and your kid is still are not a stud, how far back does it become super lost? 2,3.4 years? Of course their grades should be through the roof doing 8th grade over and over but is there a point where even the superdouche parents have a little pink polo shirt and kaki short angel over their shoulder saying OK, lets try golf.... lacrosse isn't working.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 02:58 PM
Originally Posted by ctlaxdad
Anyone care to prognosticate on next spring season?

Top 10 in NEPSAC next spring?


Thinking Deerfield, Brunswick, Taft and Avon are leading the way.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 04:21 PM
In order:
Brunswick
Salisbury
Deerfield
Taft
Trinity-Pawling
AOF
Choate
St. Sebs
Noble& Greenbaugh
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 04:46 PM
Kent is recruiting
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/15/20 06:36 PM
Newsflash: Everyone recruits.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/16/20 12:41 AM
Last Season Rankings on IL
1. Brunswick
2. Salisbury
3. Choate
4. Taft
5. Deerfield
6. Avon Old Farms
7. St. Sebastians
8. Trinity-Pawling
9. Brewster Academy
10. Belmont Hill

Out of just under 100 teams. Very Founders League heavy
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/16/20 02:54 PM
I think Deerfield was tops this Spring. Destroyed Salisbury in the indoor championship. The top grouping are all really good teams though.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/17/20 03:24 AM
Which Indoor League?
Chelsea Piers was Darien, Trinity-Pawling, and Taft top teams.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/18/20 05:27 PM
Rankings about right. Seems inline or close to Inside Lacrosse from last season.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/18/20 06:53 PM
Yes...But imported bottled beer!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/18/20 07:30 PM
The cutoff is somewhere between golf and tennis.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/18/20 08:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Newsflash: Everyone recruits.


Not Furman. A sad day for lax

https://www.insidelacrosse.com/arti...se-program-amid-financial-concerns/56421
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/19/20 12:28 AM
Hopefully not a trend. Unfortunately schools don't need lacrosse economically. They want it.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/19/20 04:40 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully not a trend. Unfortunately schools don't need lacrosse economically. They want it.


I would love to see over a ten year or 20 year period the amount of money that a lacrosse team donates to a school after playing there. I have always felt that the number was high compared to other sports especially with 40-50 members on a team.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/19/20 08:33 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Hopefully not a trend. Unfortunately schools don't need lacrosse economically. They want it.


I would love to see over a ten year or 20 year period the amount of money that a lacrosse team donates to a school after playing there. I have always felt that the number was high compared to other sports especially with 40-50 members on a team.


Most AD's hail from football or basketball. Often weaker econmic families involved who don't give back unless they make NFL or NBA. They assume all athletes have same background.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/21/20 12:48 AM
So Lawrenceville gets Jon Posner from Culver, any ideas how that came about? I would expect Lawrenceville to get better really quick.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/21/20 02:28 PM
Choate ranked???
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/21/20 03:10 PM
You will see a fallout of players in this league due to pandemic costs and reduction of 70k scholarships.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/21/20 11:57 PM
Culver coach left for Lawrenceville.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/21/20 11:59 PM
Choate was good last season but graduated top 3 attack so well see if they can reload.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/22/20 12:01 AM
It's possible. However if full rides were given prior to pandemic hitting and contracts signed they will be in place for this year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/22/20 12:33 PM
That is completely false it is actually opposite people are going to these schools next year because they will be back and public schools will be still at home .. Take a look at the CDC guidelines for kids in public school next year tell me why you would want to send your kid
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/22/20 02:09 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
That is completely false it is actually opposite people are going to these schools next year because they will be back and public schools will be still at home .. Take a look at the CDC guidelines for kids in public school next year tell me why you would want to send your kid

Agreed would rather send to prep.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/24/20 06:22 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just curious, what is the holding back cut off point? If you hold back 1 year and your kid is still are not a stud, how far back does it become super lost? 2,3.4 years? Of course their grades should be through the roof doing 8th grade over and over but is there a point where even the superdouche parents have a little pink polo shirt and kaki short angel over their shoulder saying OK, lets try golf.... lacrosse isn't working.


Not all children are held back so dad feels better about himself. Some have learning disorders that need additional time to either develop executive skills or simply take longer to learn or figure school and athletics out. If parents have the means to send their child to a private school and get a better education why bash them?
By the way, once in high school it doesn't matter how old you are as you can play as high as your ability and effort allow.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/26/20 01:11 PM
Anyone hear anything from their school regarding going back to school in fall early or on time?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/27/20 08:13 PM
Lots of hard work from Choate coaches this year. Strong indoor season, heavy strength program. Look out next season, they are top 3 in Founders.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/28/20 01:55 AM
Ahead of Salisbury, Brunswick, Taft, AOF, TP? Maybe. They lost some strong attack from last year. Brunswick and Salisbury reload again. Taft has some crazy PG's
and Trinity-Pawling and AOF both recruited well. We'll see
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/28/20 03:07 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Lots of hard work from Choate coaches this year. Strong indoor season, heavy strength program. Look out next season, they are top 3 in Founders.



Nah, they didn't get any incoming talent. Will stay a few steps behind.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/28/20 01:15 PM
Not true, a number of new players, local CT kids, TX, NJ, and CA. Started last year building with 4 year players. Express and WCS players.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 05/28/20 04:07 PM
Again...Everyone recruits for lacrosse especially transfers and PG's. No reason to think a few new players at Choate will change things much this season. Possibly in future.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/01/20 02:44 PM
What about girls in this situation. Are scholarships/recruiting/PG the same with girls ? One doesn’t hear of PG for girls, is it even a thing ?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/01/20 02:52 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything from their school regarding going back to school in fall early or on time?

Some schools looking at going back early August.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/01/20 05:10 PM
There are some girls who reclass-usually repaeat between 7th-9th grade. Most common for Hockey but some lacrosse players do.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/01/20 09:02 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not true, a number of new players, local CT kids, TX, NJ, and CA. Started last year building with 4 year players. Express and WCS players.


Ok new choate dad. Keep dreaming.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/02/20 01:35 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Not true, a number of new players, local CT kids, TX, NJ, and CA. Started last year building with 4 year players. Express and WCS players.


Ok new choate dad. Keep dreaming.


If they are all 11th grade reclassed studs they have a shot at cracking top 4
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/09/20 09:57 PM
Anyone know the rules if any regarding Post Graduates on a team? Maximum?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/10/20 12:12 PM
i believe 5 is max on PG
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/11/20 07:59 PM
Trinity-Pawling recruiting better than usual... Just talking freshman.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/17/20 01:37 PM
Anyone know anything about upcoming fall season? Will schools allow football or lacrosse practices?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/17/20 04:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone know anything about upcoming fall season? Will schools allow football or lacrosse practices?


I cant speak for all of NE but It ain't looking good. I have been on zoom calls with coaches since my son plays Founders League Football and I wasn't hearing much confidence in getting back to the normalcy of campus life let alone football. It was crappy to hear. Here is from the Founders League site as well. https://www.thefoundersleague.org/page/2691
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/18/20 09:59 AM
School will be main priority. Many gyms as classrooms.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/18/20 12:52 PM
Thanks for the link. Hopefully there will be some sort of treatment available by spring so maybe we can have lacrosse. My son plays football too and I'm not sure Founders will have a fall season let alone winter with most ports indoors.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 06/24/20 01:35 AM
Doubt there will be football this fall in Founders. Maybe just workout or extra lacrosse practice?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/04/20 09:03 PM
You missed the boat on Westminster! Going to sneak up on some this year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/06/20 12:59 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Doubt there will be football this fall in Founders. Maybe just workout or extra lacrosse practice?

No reason to doubt bc that's going to be the reality. Schools are opening (late aug until thanksgiving) and the spring sports will be getting in A LOT of extra practice.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/06/20 03:23 PM
I hope the boys can play Football this fall but even our head lacrosse coach questioning if there will be fall tourneys or Football for that matter. Lots of extra reps for our laxers this fall. Should make for an interesting spring and summer.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/06/20 09:28 PM
You obviously have a super human child. Congratulations. Some kids are born with impairments and need an extra year to prepare for college or even high school. No one is getting rich from lacrosse. It can help a kid get into a school he/she might not have otherwise. Sorry if we want the best for our children.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/07/20 03:08 PM
Summer season is pretty much gone. Football will be soon. Might as well start lax practice Sep 1!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/11/20 07:13 PM
I’m hearing that if fall sports are cancelled then FL will allow fall practices for lacrosse and possibly allow some inter league scrimmages in the fall.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/12/20 02:00 PM
That would be great! All we've heard so far is a decision will be made 2nd or 3rd week of July regarding competitive fall sports. I hope your source is accurate. Practicing football all fall with no games is crazy.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/15/20 11:43 PM
Founders canceled all fall interactive sports. Look for lots of lax practice in fall.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/16/20 12:08 AM
TP going half football then any sport the student wants to play is a go for next 3 days. What are other schools doing?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/21/20 12:42 AM
Choate seems to be loading up this year on recruits from all over! They will be a force!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/21/20 07:40 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Choate seems to be loading up this year on recruits from all over! They will be a force!


You again. No they haven't. Why do you keep coming on here talking up choate? Guessing trying to convince yourself you made the right choice. If you were choosing for lacrosse then you made a mistake. And if your son was actually a top player he would be at several different schools.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/21/20 10:13 PM
You watch.. Choate will be even stronger this spring!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/21/20 10:34 PM
IMO Pre-Season Rankings NE West D1

1. Brunswick
2. Salisbury
3. Deerfield
4. Taft
5. Avon Old Farms
6. Trinty-Pawling
7. Choate
8. Berkshire
9. Westminster
10. Loomis
11. Hotchkiss
12. Kent
13. Northfield Mt. Hermon

Brunswick, Salisbury and Deerfield usual top 3. 4-7 I'd understand if people want to interchange them as they are very close. Noticeable drop after Berkshire towards bottom. Let the arguments begin.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/25/20 10:01 PM
Rankings not bad.
Taft too low for this year.
Berkshire too high.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/26/20 01:28 AM
Those rankings totally reasonable
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/26/20 04:05 PM
Trinity-Pawling beat Taft last year and lost to Salisisbury by one. They should be higher.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/26/20 06:46 PM
Why all of the Choate bashing? In 2019, they finished ranked above Deerfield in Inside Lacrosse. Next year, they have the best goalie in the Founders, a strong attack, good defense. It is not crazy to believe that good play will continue...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/26/20 09:26 PM
People have there alma maters and kids enrolled so everyone has a favorite. Choate will be fine this year. They just don't produce the quantity of D1 talent the rest of the top half of Founders does.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/28/20 03:27 AM
1. Brunswick
2. Salisbury
3. Taft
4. Deerfield
5. Trinty-Pawling
6. Avon Old Farms
7. Choate
8. Berkshire
9. Westminster
10. Loomis
11. Hotchkiss
12. Kent
13. Northfield Mt. Hermon

Pretty solid rankings. I tweaked to allow for some PG's I'm aware of.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/28/20 11:51 AM
TP lost to AVON as well ..... AOF will be just fine this year with a load of talent returning
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/29/20 12:31 AM
I stick by my original rankings. I think 5-7 especially are close but since Avon beet TP and Choate I put them 5 although TP did best Taft last season which muddies the water.

IMO Pre-Season Rankings NE West D1

1. Brunswick
2. Salisbury
3. Deerfield
4. Taft
5. Avon Old Farms
6. Trinty-Pawling
7. Choate
8. Berkshire
9. Westminster
10. Loomis
11. Hotchkiss
12. Kent
13. Northfield Mt. Hermon

Brunswick, Salisbury and Deerfield usual top 3. 4-7 I'd understand if people want to interchange them as they are very close. Noticeable drop after Berkshire towards bottom. Let the arguments begin
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/29/20 03:11 AM
You all need to look back at the results from the last season. Choate beat Taft and TP. Lost by one to AOF.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/29/20 04:07 AM
Folks - you all sound crazy talking about results from Spring 2019 to draw insight for Spring 2021. All the impact players from the Spring 2019 teams are now long gone from these rosters/schools. Sure, the perennial powers will reload, but talk about Choate, TP, Avon winning or losing to each other 2 yrs ago is meaningless.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/29/20 01:18 PM
So true...we'll see what 2021 brings. As usual Brunswick, Salsibury, Deerfield, Taft get the top recruits. TP, Avon, Choate and to a lesser extent Berkshire get the next level players. Bottom third of the conference doesn't prioritize lacrosse recruiting as much.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/29/20 02:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
You all need to look back at the results from the last season. Choate beat Taft and TP. Lost by one to AOF.

Avon will be a question. They have the same players but have a new coach. As with all new coaches they could gel and be better or falter and be worse.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/29/20 04:33 PM
I saw thy added Fakete. Solid coach don't know him as a person. Should be interesting. Most first year coaches there is a learning curve for players and coach. haven't heard much about their recruiting.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/30/20 01:07 PM
Deerfield just won the NHSLS tournament in MD. comprised largely of MIAA representative squads along with Westminster, New Trier Loyola of CA and a number of other schools. Beat Westminster handily in pool play then a tighter game in the finals.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/30/20 06:34 PM
They will be a contender this year that's for sure. They can play with and beat Brunswick and Salisbury.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/30/20 07:49 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Deerfield just won the NHSLS tournament in MD. comprised largely of MIAA representative squads along with Westminster, New Trier Loyola of CA and a number of other schools. Beat Westminster handily in pool play then a tighter game in the finals.


That was the first session. They play Calvert tonight and they are a different animal. Good luck to both.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/30/20 07:51 PM
Deerfield had 5 or so 2020's playing yesterday...bit of an advantage
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/30/20 08:28 PM
Tonight 7:00 ESPNU Culver vs. Dons Squad (Loyola)
8:00 ESPNU Calvert Hall vs. Deerfield
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/30/20 09:30 PM
The first NHSLS session on 7/28-7/29 allowed 2020 graduates for all the teams. The 2nd session now on 7/30-7/31 only allows players that will still be students and playing this approaching season. So Deerfield’s squad for this current session doesn’t have those 2020 graduates. Slightly different squad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 07/31/20 02:02 PM
Rankings guy maybe it's time to move Deerfield up in rankings?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/02/20 08:01 PM
Taft and Deerfield both looked very good over the weekend. Shows why NEPSAC West 1 is top league in country.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/02/20 10:59 PM
Anyone hear anything yet from your respective schools regarding winter lacrosse league?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/03/20 04:52 PM
Yeah, they all sent out a note about winter box in Glastonbury....clearly it is super high on the list of reopening protocols.

Let's see If I recall them all correctly:

1. 14 day quarantine upon arrival
2. single occupancy for all boarding students
3. new dining hall time slots
4. hybrid learning and socially distant classroom setting
5. develop plan for winter box lacrosse

I think that was the priority list for all prep schools. Next up, new design for lax uniforms.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/03/20 09:39 PM
Perhaps I wasn't clear enough in my last post. Has anyone heard if the boys will be allowed to practice lacrosse in winter instead of competitive winter sports aka basketball/ wrestling etc?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/04/20 02:09 AM
Perhaps?!? They will get to practice in the fall. All schools doing fall sports practice for 4 days and students have the opportunity to work with their winter/spring teams for the other 2 days. As for Winter, everyone is home for Nov/Dec and part of January, so practice with your club. Pray there is spring sports....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/07/20 02:59 PM
Our school already prepping for possible no competition rule in winter. Expect more spring sport practices in field houses or outdoors this winter weather permitting. I
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/19/20 02:11 AM
hearing if numbers stay good for CoVid in NY/CT there may be scrimmage/round robin between schools. Anyone else here of their school participating?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/19/20 08:50 PM
Was at the Apex 60 showcase this week. Choate had 4 players there. New players made the All-Star team. Look out for them next year, new coach is building on 2019 success.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/20/20 11:48 AM
Not sure why everyone kills Choate on this forum. Every year they have a strong squad. So maybe they aren't top 10 program in country each year but they are good. Send lots of players to top D3 and some D1. Trust me they are winning the big game, just not all the High School lax games.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/20/20 01:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Was at the Apex 60 showcase this week. Choate had 4 players there. New players made the All-Star team. Look out for them next year, new coach is building on 2019 success.

The Apex showcase. LOL
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/20/20 02:03 PM
Good to hear "Choate is winning the big game". Pat yourself on the back... A lot of winners out there. There is not one champion in that game.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/20/20 07:59 PM
Are we really still talking about Choate? What about Salisbury, TP, Brunswick, etc.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/21/20 07:15 PM
We should all be worried about next season, Choate just informed students not to come back in Sept and hinted that they might not come back at all this year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/23/20 01:50 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
We should all be worried about next season, Choate just informed students not to come back in Sept and hinted that they might not come back at all this year.

Is the endowment healthy? How much are u paying for that remote learning model.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/23/20 07:39 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
We should all be worried about next season, Choate just informed students not to come back in Sept and hinted that they might not come back at all this year.

Is the endowment healthy? How much are u paying for that remote learning model.

If it goes all remote they are dropping tuition from 62k to 39k
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/24/20 12:12 AM
Reality is until there are vaccines or viable treatments for covid AND 60-65% of the population gets the vaccine sports will be in jeopardy. Practicing lacrosse in fall is nice but it's a long way from playing a schedule in spring.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/24/20 02:29 AM
The odd contradiction though is that most of the players on these Prep teams played competitively all Summer. Most of them probably played in 15 - 25 games and had a lot of practices. All full contact, regular play.

And, while their schools won’t be playing sports this Fall, the club lacrosse will be happening.

Club lacrosse is the Wild West. Clubs are small business owners and want to deliver their product without having to give refunds and still collect checks. Send a simple waiver to parents and then everything goes forward like normal times. Kind of crazy, but that is the reality.

It’s like the twilight zone where there are 2 opposite worlds functioning at the same time and the students/players are operating in both.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/24/20 06:20 PM
Absolutely. However can't see boarding student leaving each weekend for a club practice then being allowed back onto campus.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/29/20 10:12 PM
I agree. Even if the kids are permitted to leave, it will be too difficult. Plus, I have heard that some of the boarding schools are guaranteeing more exposure than playing elsewhere.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/30/20 02:27 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I have clicked on all the links above. Confusing. They lead to some random sites.

Is this site still moderated? How do the above "responses" get through.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/30/20 05:47 PM
Do kids get recruited by any of these schools to play lacrosse? Or are there just so many kids that play and have money to pay that these schools don’t need to bother? Just curious how schools build their programs...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/30/20 06:45 PM
Depends on the school/coach. Some recruit hard and some soft or not at all. For those that recruit hard, the coaches will be at many club events and showcases through the summer/fall. Some are affiliated with certain clubs or at least have relationships with clubs. These coaches will also look to be involved coaching UA teams, etc.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/30/20 08:28 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Absolutely. However can't see boarding student leaving each weekend for a club practice then being allowed back onto campus.
Many of these schools are virtual, there's no campus to go to/from currently.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/31/20 02:24 PM
Our experience is when we decided to go the prep school route we contacted three schools. From there the schools did their homework speaking with HS and club cloaches as well as reference teammates and watched tape. Then the recruitment came in the form of the on-campus visit and how much financial aid each school would give based on their need at that position and wanting "last look" etc.,
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/31/20 03:47 PM
Yes they do recruit or at least the top half of Founders League does. Recruitment is similar to college recruiting with exception being there are no "athletic" scholarships. Financial aid is need based/ how much the school wants your son for lacrosse.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/31/20 04:05 PM
Will schools give money strictly on financial need or will they give money based on athletic abilities
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 08/31/20 06:31 PM
They will absolutely give aid based purely on financial need. However if an athlete they want also needs financial aid and they have similar grades/activities/strong interview the athlete may get more depending on the school and the particular year.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 09/01/20 02:56 AM
The three school we were speaking with all seemed to have a formula to arrive at a data based needs figure. Each school came in within 10k of each other. From there they jockeyed to be the lowest (though in the end that was not the final consideration for us, we had made our decision). Frankly, I was surprised how much aid we were awarded given our family's financial profile. I was shocked actually. I expected nothing based on my tax receipts and final tuition was 1/3 the published tuition. Choate, Deerfield and Avon have HUGE endowments.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 09/01/20 09:03 PM
Congratulations! All 3 are great schools. Fortunately all the Founders League Schools are much more generous than a typical private secondary school or even a university. Does your son pla sports or is he talented in academics/arts? Private schools look for exceptionally talented students which doesn't always translate in athletics. Often the arts/academia also make an applicant desirable.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 09/20/20 02:29 AM
Might have to do the preseason rankings-This is just based on college commits so far.

1. Taft
2. Brunswick
3. Salisbury
4. Avon Old Farms
5. Trinity-Pawling
6. Berkshire
7. Hotchkiss
8. Choate
9. All the Rest
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 09/20/20 08:19 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Might have to do the preseason rankings-This is just based on college commits so far.

1. Taft
2. Brunswick
3. Salisbury
4. Avon Old Farms
5. Trinity-Pawling
6. Berkshire
7. Hotchkiss
8. Choate
9. All the Rest

Do they play reclass kids based on deals with their club teams?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 09/21/20 12:24 PM
Why would a Prep School coach play kids based dependent on which club team they play for? Look at any strong Founders league roster and you'll see clubs represented. They play kids with goal of winning as well as developing the program.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/05/20 01:19 PM
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/05/20 01:21 PM
Is there a maximum amount of reclassed players a team can have? How about Post Graduate players?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/05/20 03:25 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

Maybe someone else can provide more input but as a father of a Founders league boy who plays lax, the rumors are it potentially isn't looking good. If the fall/winter hits as many are predicting the coaches are slightly pessimistic about a season. I can tell you that my son has NOT been able to leave campus and wont be able to for 10 weeks. If a student does they must quarantine for 2 weeks at home and get tested before returning. If these policies and procedures are in place and the numbers are still going up I don't see how they play lacrosse. I realize March/April is 6 months away but I can only tell you the whispers. The schools care about not refunding some $$ and staying open so if a second wave hits - the travel to and from other schools may not happen. Again these are all just whispers which I hope are wrong AND this pandemic ends soon. But then again if you were to ask me back in March if schools would have had a lockdown in the fall and no sports I would have thought you were be a little silly!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/06/20 04:15 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

just like with football, preps playing lax in actual games is on thin ice even though they are doing fall ball. A lot will depend on what happens with HS sports cases between now and then. If schools then prep leagues report covid cases on soccer or basketball teams, be extremely worried. for now, just be worried.
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Maybe someone else can provide more input but as a father of a Founders league boy who plays lax, the rumors are it potentially isn't looking good. If the fall/winter hits as many are predicting the coaches are slightly pessimistic about a season. I can tell you that my son has NOT been able to leave campus and wont be able to for 10 weeks. If a student does they must quarantine for 2 weeks at home and get tested before returning. If these policies and procedures are in place and the numbers are still going up I don't see how they play lacrosse. I realize March/April is 6 months away but I can only tell you the whispers. The schools care about not refunding some $$ and staying open so if a second wave hits - the travel to and from other schools may not happen. Again these are all just whispers which I hope are wrong AND this pandemic ends soon. But then again if you were to ask me back in March if schools would have had a lockdown in the fall and no sports I would have thought you were be a little silly!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/06/20 01:01 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

just like with football, preps playing lax in actual games is on thin ice even though they are doing fall ball. A lot will depend on what happens with HS sports cases between now and then. If schools then prep leagues report covid cases on soccer or basketball teams, be extremely worried. for now, just be worried.
--------------------

Maybe someone else can provide more input but as a father of a Founders league boy who plays lax, the rumors are it potentially isn't looking good. If the fall/winter hits as many are predicting the coaches are slightly pessimistic about a season. I can tell you that my son has NOT been able to leave campus and wont be able to for 10 weeks. If a student does they must quarantine for 2 weeks at home and get tested before returning. If these policies and procedures are in place and the numbers are still going up I don't see how they play lacrosse. I realize March/April is 6 months away but I can only tell you the whispers. The schools care about not refunding some $$ and staying open so if a second wave hits - the travel to and from other schools may not happen. Again these are all just whispers which I hope are wrong AND this pandemic ends soon. But then again if you were to ask me back in March if schools would have had a lockdown in the fall and no sports I would have thought you were be a little silly!

UGH. Speaking as a father of a 2023, next summer is going to everything and here's to hoping your coach has contacts!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/06/20 03:32 PM
There is no max on reclassed players. There is a max on PG players. For football the number is 8, so I can't imagine it is any greater than that.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/06/20 03:34 PM
"Might have to do the preseason rankings-This is just based on college commits so far.

1. Taft
2. Brunswick
3. Salisbury
4. Avon Old Farms
5. Trinity-Pawling
6. Berkshire
7. Hotchkiss
8. Choate
9. All the Rest"

Maybe I'm missing something and they are not part of this league if the above is actually a league, but someone forgot to put Deerfield in there...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/06/20 09:49 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

just like with football, preps playing lax in actual games is on thin ice even though they are doing fall ball. A lot will depend on what happens with HS sports cases between now and then. If schools then prep leagues report covid cases on soccer or basketball teams, be extremely worried. for now, just be worried.
--------------------

Maybe someone else can provide more input but as a father of a Founders league boy who plays lax, the rumors are it potentially isn't looking good. If the fall/winter hits as many are predicting the coaches are slightly pessimistic about a season. I can tell you that my son has NOT been able to leave campus and wont be able to for 10 weeks. If a student does they must quarantine for 2 weeks at home and get tested before returning. If these policies and procedures are in place and the numbers are still going up I don't see how they play lacrosse. I realize March/April is 6 months away but I can only tell you the whispers. The schools care about not refunding some $$ and staying open so if a second wave hits - the travel to and from other schools may not happen. Again these are all just whispers which I hope are wrong AND this pandemic ends soon. But then again if you were to ask me back in March if schools would have had a lockdown in the fall and no sports I would have thought you were be a little silly!

My son goes to TP and they are not allowed of campus if boarding. Day students are not allowed to play fall club ball. I don't think there will be winter Basketball/wrestling based on the precautions in place now for fall ball which is all outdoors so while my son desperately wants spring ball after last year being cancelled I too have real doubts they will play games this spring.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/07/20 10:00 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
"Might have to do the preseason rankings-This is just based on college commits so far.

1. Taft
2. Brunswick
3. Salisbury
4. Avon Old Farms
5. Trinity-Pawling
6. Berkshire
7. Hotchkiss
8. Choate
9. All the Rest"

Maybe I'm missing something and they are not part of this league if the above is actually a league, but someone forgot to put Deerfield in there...

This was Founders League but we could expand to New England West

1. Taft
2. Deerfield
3. Brunswick
4. Salisbury
5. Avon Old Farms
6. Trinity-Pawling
7. Berkshire
8. Hotchkiss
9. Loomis Chafee
10. Choate
11. Westminster
12. Kent
13. NFMH
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/14/20 02:38 PM
Choate should be higher!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/23/20 01:32 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

the Founders league just UNANIMOUSLY cancelled winter sports. garbage! This ain't looking good for spring.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/23/20 05:55 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

the Founders league just UNANIMOUSLY cancelled winter sports. garbage! This ain't looking good for spring.

Good thing lax isn't in the winter!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/24/20 12:55 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone hear anything regarding spring yet from their school?

the Founders league just UNANIMOUSLY cancelled winter sports. garbage! This ain't looking good for spring.

Good thing lax isn't in the winter!

That's what the basketball parents said about football! The dominoes are falling.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 10/25/20 02:31 AM
This is getting ridiculous!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/03/20 06:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting ridiculous!

Every day that goes by is making me more nervous for ANY Northeast lacrosse this spring

"MIT became the latest NCAA Division III program to cancel its winter seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, MIT cancelled all winter varsity sports competition, which will impact men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, rifle, squash, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.

In addition, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Council voted unanimously to suspend conference play and championships for the 2020-21 winter sports season due to the Covid-19 pandemic."
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/03/20 08:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting ridiculous!

Every day that goes by is making me more nervous for ANY Northeast lacrosse this spring

"MIT became the latest NCAA Division III program to cancel its winter seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, MIT cancelled all winter varsity sports competition, which will impact men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, rifle, squash, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.

In addition, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Council voted unanimously to suspend conference play and championships for the 2020-21 winter sports season due to the Covid-19 pandemic."

Education is more important than sports
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/03/20 09:03 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting ridiculous!

Every day that goes by is making me more nervous for ANY Northeast lacrosse this spring

"MIT became the latest NCAA Division III program to cancel its winter seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, MIT cancelled all winter varsity sports competition, which will impact men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, rifle, squash, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.

In addition, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Council voted unanimously to suspend conference play and championships for the 2020-21 winter sports season due to the Covid-19 pandemic."

Education is more important than sports

Not necessarily for the mental health of a 16 year old who may potentially lose a full year (last spring as well) of what makes them feel good about themselves, gives them confidence, friendships etc...In the scheme if things, the mental health component of doing things is becoming just as important as sitting in front of an iPad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 02:18 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting ridiculous!

Every day that goes by is making me more nervous for ANY Northeast lacrosse this spring

"MIT became the latest NCAA Division III program to cancel its winter seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, MIT cancelled all winter varsity sports competition, which will impact men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, rifle, squash, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.

In addition, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Council voted unanimously to suspend conference play and championships for the 2020-21 winter sports season due to the Covid-19 pandemic."

Education is more important than sports

Not necessarily for the mental health of a 16 year old who may potentially lose a full year (last spring as well) of what makes them feel good about themselves, gives them confidence, friendships etc...In the scheme if things, the mental health component of doing things is becoming just as important as sitting in front of an iPad.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 02:21 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting ridiculous!

Every day that goes by is making me more nervous for ANY Northeast lacrosse this spring

"MIT became the latest NCAA Division III program to cancel its winter seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, MIT cancelled all winter varsity sports competition, which will impact men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, rifle, squash, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.

In addition, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Council voted unanimously to suspend conference play and championships for the 2020-21 winter sports season due to the Covid-19 pandemic."

Education is more important than sports

Not necessarily for the mental health of a 16 year old who may potentially lose a full year (last spring as well) of what makes them feel good about themselves, gives them confidence, friendships etc...In the scheme if things, the mental health component of doing things is becoming just as important as sitting in front of an iPad.

Well said. I hope we have some sort of spring season even abbreviated season possibly later in spring but we'll see.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 03:27 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
This is getting ridiculous!

Every day that goes by is making me more nervous for ANY Northeast lacrosse this spring

"MIT became the latest NCAA Division III program to cancel its winter seasons because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Monday, MIT cancelled all winter varsity sports competition, which will impact men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, rifle, squash, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field.

In addition, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Council voted unanimously to suspend conference play and championships for the 2020-21 winter sports season due to the Covid-19 pandemic."

Education is more important than sports

Not necessarily for the mental health of a 16 year old who may potentially lose a full year (last spring as well) of what makes them feel good about themselves, gives them confidence, friendships etc...In the scheme if things, the mental health component of doing things is becoming just as important as sitting in front of an iPad.

It's not worth 70k tuition. Take your kid to a shrink for less money.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 03:46 PM
then you have no idea what you are talking about with these prep schools . they are the best schools in the country for your kid ,,,,, dont bash people sending there kids to these schools ... and here is another note take a look at all the top lacrosse schools rosters they all are a majority of prep kids so have a great day ....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 04:58 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
then you have no idea what you are talking about with these prep schools . they are the best schools in the country for your kid ,,,,, dont bash people sending there kids to these schools ... and here is another note take a look at all the top lacrosse schools rosters they all are a majority of prep kids so have a great day ....

Wow 70k a year to play lacrosse and have little Johnny get his head straight because Daddy has issues living through his son. I bet you go around with five of your kids school stickers slapped all over your car. You d o u c h e.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 05:13 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
then you have no idea what you are talking about with these prep schools . they are the best schools in the country for your kid ,,,,, dont bash people sending there kids to these schools ... and here is another note take a look at all the top lacrosse schools rosters they all are a majority of prep kids so have a great day ....

Wow 70k a year to play lacrosse and have little Johnny get his head straight because Daddy has issues living through his son. I bet you go around with five of your kids school stickers slapped all over your car. You d o u c h e.

$70k for my kid to play top level lacrosse, get a great connection and leave HS with a network of friends that put him in a better position for the real world. Oh yea, and I reclassed him as well so that he is older and better situated for taking on leadership positions in school and beyond. Lastly, yes I have his magnets and the one that says he is an honor student. Im not the original poster but I will say you are a short sited little person passing judgement out of, Im guessing, jealousy. Know this, my son is also learning to deal with likes of you.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 06:15 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
then you have no idea what you are talking about with these prep schools . they are the best schools in the country for your kid ,,,,, dont bash people sending there kids to these schools ... and here is another note take a look at all the top lacrosse schools rosters they all are a majority of prep kids so have a great day ....

Wow 70k a year to play lacrosse and have little Johnny get his head straight because Daddy has issues living through his son. I bet you go around with five of your kids school stickers slapped all over your car. You d o u c h e.

$70k for my kid to play top level lacrosse, get a great connection and leave HS with a network of friends that put him in a better position for the real world. Oh yea, and I reclassed him as well so that he is older and better situated for taking on leadership positions in school and beyond. Lastly, yes I have his magnets and the one that says he is an honor student. Im not the original poster but I will say you are a short sited little person passing judgement out of, Im guessing, jealousy. Know this, my son is also learning to deal with likes of you.

I was taught never tell people how to spend their money. If getting a child ahead in life is worth 70k a year to someone can they can pay it let them
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/04/20 06:21 PM
Love it! Well said!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/05/20 03:21 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
then you have no idea what you are talking about with these prep schools . they are the best schools in the country for your kid ,,,,, dont bash people sending there kids to these schools ... and here is another note take a look at all the top lacrosse schools rosters they all are a majority of prep kids so have a great day ....

Wow 70k a year to play lacrosse and have little Johnny get his head straight because Daddy has issues living through his son. I bet you go around with five of your kids school stickers slapped all over your car. You d o u c h e.

$70k for my kid to play top level lacrosse, get a great connection and leave HS with a network of friends that put him in a better position for the real world. Oh yea, and I reclassed him as well so that he is older and better situated for taking on leadership positions in school and beyond. Lastly, yes I have his magnets and the one that says he is an honor student. Im not the original poster but I will say you are a short sited little person passing judgement out of, Im guessing, jealousy. Know this, my son is also learning to deal with likes of you.

Hey Buffy, Make sure you wear your pink shorts and yellow golf shirt with the collar up so I can recognize you at the next tournament.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/05/20 03:27 PM
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/05/20 04:07 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Well Said if you have never had your kid experience prep school don't bash it because you have no idea what you are talking about. if you can afford to do it you will never regret it BEST MONEY EVER SPENT
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/05/20 07:57 PM
Even if you can't afford to do it and they want your kid, most have significant endowments and can and will provide significant financial assistance.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/05/20 11:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Well Said if you have never had your kid experience prep school don't bash it because you have no idea what you are talking about. if you can afford to do it you will never regret it BEST MONEY EVER SPENT

My friend went to Taft and now he's in construction.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/05/20 11:57 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Well Said if you have never had your kid experience prep school don't bash it because you have no idea what you are talking about. if you can afford to do it you will never regret it BEST MONEY EVER SPENT

My friend went to Taft and now he's in construction.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/06/20 12:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Well Said if you have never had your kid experience prep school don't bash it because you have no idea what you are talking about. if you can afford to do it you will never regret it BEST MONEY EVER SPENT

My friend went to Taft and now he's in construction.
What is the problem with construction. Most tradespersons will have learned a lifelong skill, zero college debt, health benefits and an annuity before your child even graduates
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/06/20 02:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Well Said if you have never had your kid experience prep school don't bash it because you have no idea what you are talking about. if you can afford to do it you will never regret it BEST MONEY EVER SPENT

My friend went to Taft and now he's in construction.
What is the problem with construction. Most tradespersons will have learned a lifelong skill, zero college debt, health benefits and an annuity before your child even graduates

Taft was 60k at the time with four years of his school made it cost 240k plus college costs, then construction. Nothing wrong with construction, just that Prep did nothing as per the statement that it's worth every penny spent.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/06/20 03:02 PM
I have friends that went to colleges not listed on anyone's top 50's that own their own companies or are highly successful on Wall Street. I don't think anyone is going to argue that success is automatic if you go to an elite prep school or college, NOTHING is. Conversely, that you are doomed if you do not go to a highly regarded college. I think most rationale people would agree elite prep school to elite college is going to open up more opportunities initially out of school. From that point on its on the person and the degrees are for the most part office decorations, though there certainly are stronger networking channels afforded due to association. If you disagree with any of the above, well you need to get out a little more and see the world.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/11/20 04:45 PM
Prep Schools are great for cultivating friendships and networking as well as forming better study habits. However the same can be done in a solid public school. The difference is some universities would rather accept a student from a prep school vs public as they generally are tougher academically. Any decent college coach will tell you they look at Founders league first before almost every public school except a few powerhouses to recruit. Kids are generally older and more mature.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/11/20 09:15 PM
I rest my case...
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/15/20 04:14 AM
Just curious to here from other FOunders lacrosse parents...are your sons allowed to play with their clubs during the fall/winter break?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/19/20 03:49 AM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just curious to here from other FOunders lacrosse parents...are your sons allowed to play with their clubs during the fall/winter break?
Yes, of course
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/19/20 05:55 PM
A question purely conjecture looking for others opinions but I'm thinking there may be some sort of abbreviated spring season if vaccines can be administered in a timely fashion. I'm hopeful but not holding my breath
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/20/20 03:54 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Just curious to here from other FOunders lacrosse parents...are your sons allowed to play with their clubs during the fall/winter break?
Yes, of course

Its not of course. its more like do it at your own discretion but we prefer that you didn't. Just had a zoom meeting as we are heading into the break - where that exact question was asked of the administration. The question was asked about sports in general. The response was basically while we cant tell you what to do at home, you signed a social contract, there are rules in place depending upon where you live re gatherings, you will be coming back and will have to quarantine 2 weeks before return., etc . . .So while kids can play with their local teams its not being done with the blessings of the administration and I gathered they would preferred that you did not.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/21/20 12:21 AM
Thanks for the guidance. We are leaning towards not playing with the exception of outdoor workouts.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/22/20 03:17 AM
Looking for advice from parents with knowledge...Should we go to UA regional tryouts vs NXT showcase next summer. He is a 2024.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/22/20 03:45 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
If it gives my son a greater chance to get to a better school and then have a greater platform to achieve in life then its the right choice for me. Go Deerfield. I'll forgo the Denali package on my next vehicle to help fund. Parent as you like, my goal is to do all I can for my children to prepare them and put them in the best position possible for their own futures. Do I miss watching my son play football and lacrosse this year. heck yeah. Does he miss it exponentially more than me, yes. Worry about your own family...
Well Said if you have never had your kid experience prep school don't bash it because you have no idea what you are talking about. if you can afford to do it you will never regret it BEST MONEY EVER SPENT

My friend went to Taft and now he's in construction.

Impossible.... Taft HS in the Bronx? Hotchkiss?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/23/20 02:12 PM
With regards to Prep Schools vs. public I can only offer my recent observations. While picking up my son after being away for 3 months at a boarding school he seemed very different in a good way. Much more self reliant and assertive, confident. Already best money I've ever spent!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/23/20 03:26 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
With regards to Prep Schools vs. public I can only offer my recent observations. While picking up my son after being away for 3 months at a boarding school he seemed very different in a good way. Much more self reliant and assertive, confident. Already best money I've ever spent!
No doubt people that bash the Prep School route one have no idea about the schools , look at all top Div 1 rosters and see how many public school kids are on roster ...... NOT MANY
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/23/20 04:14 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
With regards to Prep Schools vs. public I can only offer my recent observations. While picking up my son after being away for 3 months at a boarding school he seemed very different in a good way. Much more self reliant and assertive, confident. Already best money I've ever spent!
No doubt people that bash the Prep School route one have no idea about the schools , look at all top Div 1 rosters and see how many public school kids are on roster ...... NOT MANY

Who cares about the top 10 D1 schools? There are close to 1,000 colleges who have lacrosse D1, D2 D3, MCLA, club. More kids are on those teams than 10 schools. You are living your wanna be dreams through your kid sending him to prep school to try and have him on a top 10 team. I hope he doesn't grow up and not make the top 10 D1. You might have a heart attack.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/23/20 04:41 PM
I don't need a prep school to raise my children to be the best versions of themselves. Starts in the home.

He doesn't boast or gloat nor care to be around those that do...or put up with their condescending attitude that others don't know better.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/23/20 04:42 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
With regards to Prep Schools vs. public I can only offer my recent observations. While picking up my son after being away for 3 months at a boarding school he seemed very different in a good way. Much more self reliant and assertive, confident. Already best money I've ever spent!
No doubt people that bash the Prep School route one have no idea about the schools , look at all top Div 1 rosters and see how many public school kids are on roster ...... NOT MANY

Who cares about the top 10 D1 schools? There are close to 1,000 colleges who have lacrosse D1, D2 D3, MCLA, club. More kids are on those teams than 10 schools. You are living your wanna be dreams through your kid sending him to prep school to try and have him on a top 10 team. I hope he doesn't grow up and not make the top 10 D1. You might have a heart attack.
This is how you make my point as you have zero clue ... go to any prep game and it is top Div 1... Ivy and Div 3 schools which are impossible to get into as well so the prep feeds all Divisions .... again you have zero clue go back to HOLBROOK
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/24/20 02:31 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
I don't need a prep school to raise my children to be the best versions of themselves. Starts in the home.

He doesn't boast or gloat nor care to be around those that do...or put up with their condescending attitude that others don't know better.

And a good union job waiting for him after high school!
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/24/20 02:54 PM
Anyone here from there coaches an inkling of what spring will hold or even winter for lax in Founders?
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/24/20 03:43 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Anyone here from there coaches an inkling of what spring will hold or even winter for lax in Founders?

Not mentioning schools but I know from my son at his school that they are doing everything to try to at least schedule Founders League games since last season was lost. They are trying hard for all the spring sports otherwise unlike other sports they will have missed 2 seasons. As for winter - no lacrosse at all from the school. The captains have said some lax being run by the team but this is in addition to whatever else you are scheduled to do. Lax isn't an organized option run by the coach. I know my son will be playing basketball and then go to whatever the captains schedule. This is in addition to trying to hit the gym and getting good grades.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/24/20 04:06 PM
Not saying kids can't excel on and off the field in the Public Schools. My son went to one of the best on LI athletically and academically and is now at a Prep School and the talent on the field and in the class room and the whole overall experience has been really eye opening. Agreed values begin in the house, but you are throwing jabs in the dark if you have not seen or experienced what prep schools have to offer.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/25/20 05:39 PM
Founders League and others offer amazing teaching as well as life experiences and athletic competition. My son is a boarder this year at a prep school and the academics are much more difficult than a solid CT public school. So are the athletics. No comparison.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/25/20 06:23 PM
There shouldn’t be a comparison. Public school is paid for with your annual taxes. Private schools can cost about 35 grand or so per year. So for 140 grand extra to attend high school( not college) you should get better academics and better athletics. This is common sense, wouldn’t you agree.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/25/20 07:32 PM
Not necessarily. Yes my son has loved both the academic and athletic challenges at a Founders school but we have friends who haven;t had the same experience we have so far. Granted that probably has more to do with the student/school not being a great fit but just goes to show that a higher price doesn't always mean a better outcome or better product.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/25/20 10:34 PM
It usually does. Granted not always, but almost always. The more you pay for things, the better they are. That goes for almost anything in life. Restaurants, hotels, cars, anything. You get what you pay for. My nephew goes to a boarding school. My brother and his wife, make silly money. Tuition is a drop in the bucket. The school is insane. The facility, the academics, the sports, the food, even the moms who drop the kids off are extra hot. The whole experience is great. Unfortunately with 3 kids, colleges, probably grad school too, prep school would be a tough financial pill to swallow.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New England Prep School Lacrosse - 11/26/20 02:23 PM
Originally Posted by Anonymous
It usually does. Granted not always, but almost always. The more you pay for things, the better they are. That goes for almost anything in life. Restaurants, hotels, cars, anything. You get what you pay for. My nephew goes to a boarding school. My brother and his wife, make silly money. Tuition is a drop in the bucket. The school is insane. The facility, the academics, the sports, the food, even the moms who drop the kids off are extra hot. The whole experience is great. Unfortunately with 3 kids, colleges, probably grad school too, prep school would be a tough financial pill to swallow.

Most prep schools are inflated hype for rich people. Often it is a place for kids who, for various and valid reasons, just aren't thriving in their public school or in their personal development. Makes sense. Parents rich enough to try something else can afford to send them away. Oddly it is students who already come from very rich towns with great public schools who dominate prep schools. I mean boarding schools, not local day or Catholic schools. Though those places also are full of kids from rich towns.

Top prep schools are excellent and provide an amazing experience not public HS can touch. But most aren't any better than a decent public HS. I'd say 90% of preps offer nothing better than a Bronxville, Scarsdale, Pleasantville etc can offer in terms of academics.

But this is about lax. Prep schools have completely ramped up their devotion to sports, though, and recruiting mixed with facilities means they are just like college sports these days. Preps have holdbacks, college connections, and are surging in lacrosse, especially in the Northeast.
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