BACK OF THE CAGE
MOST RECENT POSTS
True Annapolis
by Anonymous. 11/20/19 10:43 PM
Boys 2026 Grads - Mid Atlantic Region
by Anonymous. 11/20/19 10:03 PM
Boys 2027-5th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020
by Anonymous. 11/20/19 08:01 PM
Girls 2021-11th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020
by Anonymous. 11/20/19 07:10 PM
Boys 2022-10th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020
by Anonymous. 11/20/19 06:43 PM
Boys 2025-7th Grade Fall 2019/Summer 2020
by Anonymous. 11/20/19 04:48 PM
Boys High School
by Anonymous. 11/20/19 04:04 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums19
Topics1,880
Posts259,254
Members2,148
Most Online10,285
Nov 14th, 2019
SUBSCRIBE


FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 36 of 36 1 2 34 35 36
Re: Top Boy's Club Teams in New Jersey [Re: Anonymous] #296920
Yesterday at 12:31 PM
Yesterday at 12:31 PM

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A



Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
News flash there are other very good clubs in New Jersey. This is not bbl message board. I dont mind a good argument every once and a while but this one needs to stop. Keep the subject about lax or go somewhere else.



There are usually 2 sometimes 3 NJ teams in the top 25 of USCLUBLAXdotCom, So Jersey is representing pretty well, Jersey strong. BBL is always in the top 25 at each age group and usually top 10.


NJ lacrosse is somewhat fragmented and therefore talent is spread thin. Nothing wrong with that but it would be nice to have a version of a NJ combined team similar to True or Dukes where top players can play together outside of their respective clubs.


The national team model makes no sense from a development perspective. They have few, if any practices, and just meet up for 1 or 2 tournaments a year. If you are on a top team in your age group in NJ, you are probably playing the same tournaments anyway, and getting quality practices with your team. That being said, if you are interested in a national team, there is always Mad Dog locally, or you can drive to PA or MD. If there was a real benefit to the national teams, you would see a lot more kids from LI playing on those teams. As you said, the real problem is that the NJ talent is spread too thin, but recently it seems like a few NJ clubs are doing a very good job aggregating talent.


I agree regarding development. Joining a national team as a supplement usually means the player is already being developed by his or her club team. That player may be one of the best players in that team. Typical situation is that the team as a whole may not be considered AA (whatever that means) and enters tournaments in the correct bracket but he or she desires to compete in a AA bracket with a national team notwithstanding scheduling conflicts. What tournaments this summer have Mad Dog National team played in. Curious about what teams they play.

Reply Quote
BACK OF THE CAGE SPONSORS

Re: Top Boy's Club Teams in New Jersey [Re: Anonymous] #296926
Yesterday at 01:56 PM
Yesterday at 01:56 PM

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A



Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
News flash there are other very good clubs in New Jersey. This is not bbl message board. I dont mind a good argument every once and a while but this one needs to stop. Keep the subject about lax or go somewhere else.



There are usually 2 sometimes 3 NJ teams in the top 25 of USCLUBLAXdotCom, So Jersey is representing pretty well, Jersey strong. BBL is always in the top 25 at each age group and usually top 10.


NJ lacrosse is somewhat fragmented and therefore talent is spread thin. Nothing wrong with that but it would be nice to have a version of a NJ combined team similar to True or Dukes where top players can play together outside of their respective clubs.


The national team model makes no sense from a development perspective. They have few, if any practices, and just meet up for 1 or 2 tournaments a year. If you are on a top team in your age group in NJ, you are probably playing the same tournaments anyway, and getting quality practices with your team. That being said, if you are interested in a national team, there is always Mad Dog locally, or you can drive to PA or MD. If there was a real benefit to the national teams, you would see a lot more kids from LI playing on those teams. As you said, the real problem is that the NJ talent is spread too thin, but recently it seems like a few NJ clubs are doing a very good job aggregating talent.


I agree regarding development. Joining a national team as a supplement usually means the player is already being developed by his or her club team. That player may be one of the best players in that team. Typical situation is that the team as a whole may not be considered AA (whatever that means) and enters tournaments in the correct bracket but he or she desires to compete in a AA bracket with a national team notwithstanding scheduling conflicts. What tournaments this summer have Mad Dog National team played in. Curious about what teams they play.

They play in Naptown and the new event in NJ July 11th & 12th. Mad Dog West 2024 and Mad Dog Black 2025 play in Naptown without national players. Moving to Mad Dog NJ for the national team is a mistake. NJ could be dead in a year and only National Team that is legit is the 2021 team.

Reply Quote
Re: Top Boy's Club Teams in New Jersey [Re: Anonymous] #296931
Yesterday at 02:36 PM
Yesterday at 02:36 PM

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
Unregistered
A



Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
Originally Posted by Anonymous
News flash there are other very good clubs in New Jersey. This is not bbl message board. I dont mind a good argument every once and a while but this one needs to stop. Keep the subject about lax or go somewhere else.



There are usually 2 sometimes 3 NJ teams in the top 25 of USCLUBLAXdotCom, So Jersey is representing pretty well, Jersey strong. BBL is always in the top 25 at each age group and usually top 10.


NJ lacrosse is somewhat fragmented and therefore talent is spread thin. Nothing wrong with that but it would be nice to have a version of a NJ combined team similar to True or Dukes where top players can play together outside of their respective clubs.


The national team model makes no sense from a development perspective. They have few, if any practices, and just meet up for 1 or 2 tournaments a year. If you are on a top team in your age group in NJ, you are probably playing the same tournaments anyway, and getting quality practices with your team. That being said, if you are interested in a national team, there is always Mad Dog locally, or you can drive to PA or MD. If there was a real benefit to the national teams, you would see a lot more kids from LI playing on those teams. As you said, the real problem is that the NJ talent is spread too thin, but recently it seems like a few NJ clubs are doing a very good job aggregating talent.


I agree regarding development. Joining a national team as a supplement usually means the player is already being developed by his or her club team. That player may be one of the best players in that team. Typical situation is that the team as a whole may not be considered AA (whatever that means) and enters tournaments in the correct bracket but he or she desires to compete in a AA bracket with a national team notwithstanding scheduling conflicts. What tournaments this summer have Mad Dog National team played in. Curious about what teams they play.


They played Naptown and the national team event in NJ the following weekend this summer. Obviously, at Naptown, you will get most of the big clubs, the NJ event was small format, but had some quality teams like True Atlantic and Dukes. I can certainly appreciate your perspective, but tournaments like Crabfeast and Naptown also have NJ club teams, and along with the NLF events, probably offer the highest level of youth lacrosse competition. Unlike Crabfeast, Naptown seems to attract many more national level teams. While you obviously know what's best for your own child, if you feel that their regular club is not offering the appropriate level of competition, perhaps a change of clubs would help. While this is not a bad thing, many NJ clubs focus mostly on development and stick to the B or lower level A tournaments, if your kid is an A or AA player, they may be better served on a NJ club that plays only A and AA tournaments. Also, keep in mind, that although your child may seem like an AA player in the lower level tournaments, things are much different at the AA level, a lot of these teams are filled with big, fast and incredibly talented players which can be a big adjustment. Also, while some would disagree, despite the fact that these national teams hold tryouts, they typically target kids that they already know, not to mention the mysterious "guest" players that appear out of nowhere.

Reply Quote
Page 36 of 36 1 2 34 35 36
Quick Reply

Options
HTML is disabled
UBBCode is enabled
CAPTCHA Verification





Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1