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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse
Anonymous #316357 11/29/20 09:19 AM
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Westchester families need to know that the Predators are now TOP travel lacrosse program in the area. Get off the PT train and come to top class program, run by former Yorktown greats. Most of the teams coaches are HS coaches and educators. They build the program organically and love to develop their players, not cut them for bigger and better holdbacks.


Preds 2023 lost in OT to Express North 2023 B team on Nov. 8th at SUNY Purchase. Fact.

which team? They have 2 teams. an A team and a B (black) team[/quote]
Preds develop players?
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what do you attribute the drop off to? its not just yorktown- John jay is struggling with numbers from high school to youth

John Jay I think is attributed to the fact that the head coach likes a short bench and players want to play. Also, a lot of the team historically was Primetime as youth players who eventually got cut as late middle school and HS players so they stopped playing. The Assistant coach is PT head. Look at the make up of PT youth versus the PT HS teams. PT youth has many John Jay kids versus a few on the HS travel teams. Unfortuately many of these boys look at PT as the only team worth playing as they get older since they played with them at the younger age and stop playing. This has been happening for a few years now.

Westchester families need to know that the Predators are now TOP travel lacrosse program in the area. Get off the PT train and come to top class program, run by former Yorktown greats. Most of the teams coaches are HS coaches and educators. They build the program organically and love to develop their players, not cut them for bigger and better holdbacks.

Not a Preds parent but friends complain that one of the biggest challenges they have with Preds is that all the organizers and coaches have professional careers and have lacrosse coaching around 5th on their to do list (well behind playing golf and far behind being pompous buttheade$.) Developing players doesn't even make the list.

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse
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Predators have two 2023 teams. The second one is called 2023 Black. The first one does not have any unique name other than 2023. The Black team is a good competitive team. Just does not compete at the level that the 2023 team does.

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Anonymous #316378 11/29/20 06:29 PM
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Predators have two 2023 teams. The second one is called 2023 Black. The first one does not have any unique name other than 2023. The Black team is a good competitive team. Just does not compete at the level that the 2023 team does.

Very interesting that 2W also utilizes the "Black" for the second level team. Their top tier teams in four grades are called "Carolina".

Does anyone want to make a bet that they change the name from "black" to something else due to the racial injustice movement?

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My son has been on PrimeTime for a number of years. What I like is that they have only one team at each grade level and the organization is fully committed to those players. The program director knows each player and family. There is no money grab secondary team distractions like many other programs. Yes, rosters are more fluid at the younger grades, but stabilize at the high school level with few roster changes in those years. It is much harder to crack the roster at the HS level.

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My son has been on PrimeTime for a number of years. What I like is that they have only one team at each grade level and the organization is fully committed to those players. The program director knows each player and family. There is no money grab secondary team distractions like many other programs. Yes, rosters are more fluid at the younger grades, but stabilize at the high school level with few roster changes in those years. It is much harder to crack the roster at the HS level.

I agree. 1 team keeps things cleaner, higher end, and better for organization focus. B teams can make kids feel like they are minor leaguers, they are no fools. But I think by high school age, the B team players are really playing because they love the sport and want to play more rather than only playing in their HS spring season. Or, in covid, B team play is the only way they get to play at all.

2Way started B teams because their popularity grew so much. I think Preds was gonna fold their 2023 B team but the players rallied to keep it going. Express North B team does well on numbers. i don't think any of those clubs feel having B teams hurts them but it does likely add a layer of work and complication but easily outweighed by some money and kids content to rep the team colors everywhere.

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Re: Westchester NY Youth Lacrosse
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My son has been on PrimeTime for a number of years. What I like is that they have only one team at each grade level and the organization is fully committed to those players. The program director knows each player and family. There is no money grab secondary team distractions like many other programs. Yes, rosters are more fluid at the younger grades, but stabilize at the high school level with few roster changes in those years. It is much harder to crack the roster at the HS level.
Couldn't agree more. My son was on PT from the fourth grade through graduation and he absolutely loved it. My experience was that it was as well run an organization you could ask for and the coaching was top notch.

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