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Re: " the Brick"

Anon
Anon
And for those of you saying if youc ant pay for it yourself then you shouldnt go. Why in the world does this make any sense? If people are willing to give you money why would you not take it to help give your kids great experiences.
And that, fellow D Boarders, is why we have to export the good jobs and hire illegally for the crap ones. Because too many people think like this.


Yeah I don't think that came out the way he intended. At least I hope not.

Re: " the Brick"

anon
Anon
Anon
And for those of you saying if youc ant pay for it yourself then you shouldnt go. Why in the world does this make any sense? If people are willing to give you money why would you not take it to help give your kids great experiences.
And that, fellow D Boarders, is why we have to export the good jobs and hire illegally for the crap ones. Because too many people think like this.


Yeah I don't think that came out the way he intended. At least I hope not.
Sadly, I think it came out exactly as he feels. Personally, my parents were too proud to take food stamps in the 60's even though they were entitled to them and it left us with not enough food on the table. Not the same any more.

Re: " the Brick"

Anon
anon
Anon
Anon
And for those of you saying if youc ant pay for it yourself then you shouldnt go. Why in the world does this make any sense? If people are willing to give you money why would you not take it to help give your kids great experiences.
And that, fellow D Boarders, is why we have to export the good jobs and hire illegally for the crap ones. Because too many people think like this.


Yeah I don't think that came out the way he intended. At least I hope not.
Sadly, I think it came out exactly as he feels. Personally, my parents were too proud to take food stamps in the 60's even though they were entitled to them and it left us with not enough food on the table. Not the same any more.



I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that a kid selling candy bars and candles to his aunts, uncles and grandparents is just a little bit different than receiving food stamps in the 60's.... but hey, why let facts get in the way of a good story.

Re: " the Brick"

Anon
Anon
anon
Anon
Anon
And for those of you saying if youc ant pay for it yourself then you shouldnt go. Why in the world does this make any sense? If people are willing to give you money why would you not take it to help give your kids great experiences.
And that, fellow D Boarders, is why we have to export the good jobs and hire illegally for the crap ones. Because too many people think like this.


Yeah I don't think that came out the way he intended. At least I hope not.
Sadly, I think it came out exactly as he feels. Personally, my parents were too proud to take food stamps in the 60's even though they were entitled to them and it left us with not enough food on the table. Not the same any more.



I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that a kid selling candy bars and candles to his aunts, uncles and grandparents is just a little bit different than receiving food stamps in the 60's.... but hey, why let facts get in the way of a good story.
The sentiment expressed was having people "give you money."

But even on the fundraising thing, I can't stand it when the 17 year old next door (whose parents have plenty of money, trust me) hits us up for $20 for some cr@p discount card we don't need to support his HS baseball team. I'd rather he offer to wash our car for $20. At least it shows some initiative.

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That kid selling those discount cards won't sell his allotment of $500 worth of cards. And guess who is going to have foot the bill for the balance? His Mom and dad. So stop worrying about what your neighbor can or can't afford and get your own bender off his xbox and make HIM cut dad's lawn and maybe, just maybe.... he'll earn all the ice you pay for.

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Why should I not expect Mr. Fractional Jet to pay his kid's entire trip cost? He SHOULD be paying for it, not his neighbors. Don't get your logic at all.

Now, if he wants to teach his kid a work ethic by getting his hands dirty for the five c-notes, I'm happy to help.

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3750 team fee, 1000 tournament in Toronto (travel, expenses), 1000 (2) r/t flights to YEG, 1200 hotel, 1500+ expenses = $8500+ for your kid to play spring hockey with Jr Bs and attend the Brick w/ 1 parent. From anyone that has been in the past, does that sound right? If so, what fundraisers are done and how much did you actually see from your efforts?

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Anon
Anon
anon
Anon
Anon
And for those of you saying if youc ant pay for it yourself then you shouldnt go. Why in the world does this make any sense? If people are willing to give you money why would you not take it to help give your kids great experiences.
And that, fellow D Boarders, is why we have to export the good jobs and hire illegally for the crap ones. Because too many people think like this.


Yeah I don't think that came out the way he intended. At least I hope not.
Sadly, I think it came out exactly as he feels. Personally, my parents were too proud to take food stamps in the 60's even though they were entitled to them and it left us with not enough food on the table. Not the same any more.



I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that a kid selling candy bars and candles to his aunts, uncles and grandparents is just a little bit different than receiving food stamps in the 60's.... but hey, why let facts get in the way of a good story.


What facts? I didn't see any facts in your post.

Re: " the Brick"

anon
So you and your son were reimbursed the full amount from fundraising efforts? I find that hard to believe. What fundraisers were done and how much did you actually see from them?


Please reread my post. Fundraising covered the cost of my sons expenses not mine or my family. You can go on the cheap if you fundraise and just send one parent or you can bring family which would cost you more. Vacations aren't free. Put it this way ask any kid that has ever gone to the brick - 100% would say it was awesome.

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I'd rather use the money to fund another three years of youth hockey. I think the aggregate experience of three years worth of youth hockey memories would far outweigh a week of tournament hockey in Canada, doesn't matter what tournament it is or how good the players are.

Re: " the Brick"

Anon
I'd rather use the money to fund another three years of youth hockey. I think the aggregate experience of three years worth of youth hockey memories would far outweigh a week of tournament hockey in Canada, doesn't matter what tournament it is or how good the players are.
Those aren't the "either/or" choices I would have picked.

How about play in one tournament or buy 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills?

Re: " the Brick"

Anon
Anon
I'd rather use the money to fund another three years of youth hockey. I think the aggregate experience of three years worth of youth hockey memories would far outweigh a week of tournament hockey in Canada, doesn't matter what tournament it is or how good the players are.
Those aren't the "either/or" choices I would have picked.

How about play in one tournament or buy 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills?


Once again, if you want your kid to get better then of course the 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills would be a better choice. If you want your kid to have fantastic memories of playing in the best youth hockey tournament in the world then you go to the Brick. Go ask any kid that has played in the Brick and ask them if they would do it again and 100% will say it was the best hockey experience they have ever had.

Re: " the Brick"

anon
Anon
Anon
I'd rather use the money to fund another three years of youth hockey. I think the aggregate experience of three years worth of youth hockey memories would far outweigh a week of tournament hockey in Canada, doesn't matter what tournament it is or how good the players are.
Those aren't the "either/or" choices I would have picked.

How about play in one tournament or buy 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills?


Once again, if you want your kid to get better then of course the 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills would be a better choice. If you want your kid to have fantastic memories of playing in the best youth hockey tournament in the world then you go to the Brick. Go ask any kid that has played in the Brick and ask them if they would do it again and 100% will say it was the best hockey experience they have ever had.


Yes, and for most of these kids it is not either/or but both.

Re: " the Brick"

anon
anon
Anon
Anon
I'd rather use the money to fund another three years of youth hockey. I think the aggregate experience of three years worth of youth hockey memories would far outweigh a week of tournament hockey in Canada, doesn't matter what tournament it is or how good the players are.
Those aren't the "either/or" choices I would have picked.

How about play in one tournament or buy 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills?


Once again, if you want your kid to get better then of course the 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills would be a better choice. If you want your kid to have fantastic memories of playing in the best youth hockey tournament in the world then you go to the Brick. Go ask any kid that has played in the Brick and ask them if they would do it again and 100% will say it was the best hockey experience they have ever had.


Yes, and for most of these kids it is not either/or but both.
Kids can have great memories from 10,000 things without spending that kind of scratch on a single tournament. If he quits the sport at 12, then sure, that will probably be his lasting memory. If he goes on to play at the HS or even potentially the college level, he'll have additional experiences that layer on top.

And, surprisingly very few of these kids' parents invest in 1:1 skills, which is by far the most bang for your buck for a kid's development. Very few.

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1/2 the kids on that team will stop playing when checking starts or shortly after.

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Anon
1/2 the kids on that team will stop playing when checking starts or shortly after.



Perhaps the funniest part

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Exactly what right do any of you losers on this board have to tell me what i should and should not do with My money. If i want to spend $10,000 on a hockey tournament and i have the money then guess what, Screw you. I am going to do it. If my kid wants to go to a great hockey tournament or Disney or Europe or or do one on one skills then that's what he is going to get to do. Just because you cant afford to do these things doesn't mean i should not be able to do them. This is why this country is going to crap. Mind your own business and worry about you. Maybe your lives will be happier instead of being jealous of what others have.

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anon
Exactly what right do any of you losers on this board have to tell me what i should and should not do with My money. If i want to spend $10,000 on a hockey tournament and i have the money then guess what, Screw you. I am going to do it. If my kid wants to go to a great hockey tournament or Disney or Europe or or do one on one skills then that's what he is going to get to do. Just because you cant afford to do these things doesn't mean i should not be able to do them. This is why this country is going to crap. Mind your own business and worry about you. Maybe your lives will be happier instead of being jealous of what others have.


Ha, ha Jealous? Seriously? You think that is what this is? The only people laughing harder than us are the owners of these programs!!!


The reason this country is going to crap is because of people like you! Give your kids everything and then wonder why they are self centered, entitled lil sh**ts.

Jealous? Yeah, we are jealous of the the guy who blows $20,000 on a trip to Disney and one hockey tournament!

PT Barnum wouldn't believe this!

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^Well said

Re: " the Brick"

Anon
anon
Exactly what right do any of you losers on this board have to tell me what i should and should not do with My money. If i want to spend $10,000 on a hockey tournament and i have the money then guess what, Screw you. I am going to do it. If my kid wants to go to a great hockey tournament or Disney or Europe or or do one on one skills then that's what he is going to get to do. Just because you cant afford to do these things doesn't mean i should not be able to do them. This is why this country is going to crap. Mind your own business and worry about you. Maybe your lives will be happier instead of being jealous of what others have.


Ha, ha Jealous? Seriously? You think that is what this is? The only people laughing harder than us are the owners of these programs!!!


The reason this country is going to crap is because of people like you! Give your kids everything and then wonder why they are self centered, entitled lil sh**ts.

Jealous? Yeah, we are jealous of the the guy who blows $20,000 on a trip to Disney and one hockey tournament!

PT Barnum wouldn't believe this!


You can laugh while your kid is getting cut and has to rely on mommy and daddy still telling him he is special. That is why our country is going to crap. Everyone gets a trophy and people like you "laugh" because people like me can afford to do these things. Not because of the "self centered" kid who happens to get straight A's in school and works hard at his camps and lessons and works hard to be on a good team. He gets rewarded for that behavior. Not because he showed up and mommy and daddy congratulated him for his "hard work" and then complained about politics when he didnt make it.

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You all need to get a life. The parents are pathetic at this point and the owners are loving every minute of it!

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It's cry babies like you who spend their time worrying about your lack of money, other people's money, other people's kids, the owners, where youth hockey is going and why...on and on and on that gives it all a bad name. If it's an issue a) go get another job to supplement the annual hockey budget or b) find another sport that takes less time & money.

Until then, enjoy the ride!

Re: " the Brick"

anon
It's cry babies like you who spend their time worrying about your lack of money, other people's money, other people's kids, the owners, where youth hockey is going and why...on and on and on that gives it all a bad name. If it's an issue a) go get another job to supplement the annual hockey budget or b) find another sport that takes less time & money.

Until then, enjoy the ride!


You could also make the argument that the money and opportunities for only the affluent is what keeps hockey from becoming more popular. Hockey seems to be alone amongst major sports where there are no stories of kids overcoming tough economic backgrounds and rising to the top. Many people in the game are fine with this but a case can be made the game would be better off if so much money wasn't required at the youth level for kids to become good players.

Re: " the Brick"

Anon
anon
It's cry babies like you who spend their time worrying about your lack of money, other people's money, other people's kids, the owners, where youth hockey is going and why...on and on and on that gives it all a bad name. If it's an issue a) go get another job to supplement the annual hockey budget or b) find another sport that takes less time & money.

Until then, enjoy the ride!


You could also make the argument that the money and opportunities for only the affluent is what keeps hockey from becoming more popular. Hockey seems to be alone amongst major sports where there are no stories of kids overcoming tough economic backgrounds and rising to the top. Many people in the game are fine with this but a case can be made the game would be better off if so much money wasn't required at the youth level for kids to become good players.


Can you imagine if the inner city kids were able to overcome the barrier of entry?

Wouldn't be too many spots open for our boys.

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"Hockey seems to be alone amongst major sports where there are no stories of kids overcoming tough economic backgrounds and rising to the top."

I'm not sure if you've ever visited a farm out in the Midwest or one in most parts of Canada but let me tell you might just find some "tough economic backgrounds" out there.

And as for the inner city kids finding the sport, just wait until a few smart guys bring Lacrosse to the inner city. It will be bye, bye country club stoner boy for the scholarships.

Re: " the Brick"

anon
"Hockey seems to be alone amongst major sports where there are no stories of kids overcoming tough economic backgrounds and rising to the top."

I'm not sure if you've ever visited a farm out in the Midwest or one in most parts of Canada but let me tell you might just find some "tough economic backgrounds" out there.

And as for the inner city kids finding the sport, just wait until a few smart guys bring Lacrosse to the inner city. It will be bye, bye country club stoner boy for the scholarships.


Yeah, fair enough. I guess I was thinking more locally.

I would also agree it's only a matter of time before lacrosse finds it's way into less affluent communities. It doesn't have near the barriers of entry that hockey does and just being a good athlete already gets you a leg up in the game.

Re: " the Brick"

Anon
anon
"Hockey seems to be alone amongst major sports where there are no stories of kids overcoming tough economic backgrounds and rising to the top."

I'm not sure if you've ever visited a farm out in the Midwest or one in most parts of Canada but let me tell you might just find some "tough economic backgrounds" out there.

And as for the inner city kids finding the sport, just wait until a few smart guys bring Lacrosse to the inner city. It will be bye, bye country club stoner boy for the scholarships.


Yeah, fair enough. I guess I was thinking more locally.

I would also agree it's only a matter of time before lacrosse finds it's way into less affluent communities. It doesn't have near the barriers of entry that hockey does and just being a good athlete already gets you a leg up in the game.


This can't happen soon enough. I'll drive the lacrosse sticks into Boston and New York if you want. Currently, that sport is filled with failed hockey and baseball players that found a sport they can excel at, and they are insufferable.

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Agree 100%. My oldest son quit lacrosse because the other players were such DBags and pot heads. The tipping point was when they were all getting stoned BEFORE practice. . . in the 8th grade.

It would be hilarious to collect used equipment in the toney suburbs and donate it to the inner city, throw some events with some meaningful prizes and talk to the schools about the possibilities of scholarships. Heck, Brocton high would be as fine a place to start as any.

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anon
Agree 100%. My oldest son quit lacrosse because the other players were such DBags and pot heads. The tipping point was when they were all getting stoned BEFORE practice. . . in the 8th grade.

It would be hilarious to collect used equipment in the toney suburbs and donate it to the inner city, throw some events with some meaningful prizes and talk to the schools about the possibilities of scholarships. Heck, Brocton high would be as fine a place to start as any.


Awesome thread! They are the most insufferable by far! The first time Jim Brown picked up a Lax stick he instantly became the best player ever! And still is!!

I would pay so much money to watch the brothers kick the crap out of those insufferable D bags!

There is a scene in the movie Scrooged, where this Type-casted D Bag references his lacrosse coach at prep school. Has always stuck with me and remains so true!

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[/quote] Currently, that sport is filled with failed hockey and baseball players that found a sport they can excel at, and they are insufferable.[/quote]

Whenever a new parent tells me their kid is really good at lacrosse and that is their number one sport, I know I am getting an pretty bad hockey player !

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my son is a hell of a hockey player. He is also considered a great athlete and does well in baseball, golf, lacrosse and football. And in my kids case, he is a better lax player than hockey player, so go post your hollow opinions elsewhere. Your theory of a kid being a good lax player equating to the kid sucking at hockey is the stupidest thing I've seen posted on this new d board. Keep chugging the moonshine and eventually you will come to the realization that you know absolutely nothing about kids and sports. Or maybe you are just a troll looking to stir up trouble. Wait, is that your mom i hear calling for you to tell you your grilled cheese sandwich is ready? Moron.

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He is also considered a great athlete
Geez, conceited much?

I don't think you meant to, but you actually supported the opinions expressed by others that it doesn't really take much to be a "great" LAX player. Hockey, baseball, golf are much, much harder to be "great" at, and if your kid is "great" at hockey/baseball/golf then of course he'd be "greatest" at a sport that doesn't take any particular quality to be "great" at.

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"Whenever a new parent tells me their kid is really good at lacrosse and that is their number one sport, I know I am getting an pretty bad hockey player !"

explain this quote to me then. The way i interpret it, guy is saying bad hockey players make good lax players. Can be taken two ways, guy is being sarcastic comparing benders hockey parents to parents of weak lax players, or he is just making a statement with no basis behind it. I choose to take him for his word where he is stating bad hockey players can easily become good lacrosse players, which is far from the truth, hence the good athlete comment i made.

Oh yea, not conceited about my son being a good athlete, he is, and also he is a lot better than your kid in hockey, thats for sure! EHF, E9, MP whatever league, valley league, he will blow your kid up big time.

Have a good evening my friend.

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I guarantee, you are nowhere close to as obnoxious as you are positioning yourself to be, protected by the anonymity of the keyboard, than if I were to meet you IRL.

Which means you are suppressing your true, deep rooted insecurities and are filled with self-doubt that people will accept you for who you truly are. So, you pretend to be something you are not, and have convince yourself that you and your offspring are, somehow, superior.

When, in reality you know that it's a sham.

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Gawd I want to see the two most recent posters fight each other, IRL, as the latest poster says. Clowns, the whole lot of you. Go to bed! Just so you know, everyone on here is an obnoxious ******

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all i know is that when they are young if your a good athlete you typically are the better player in any off the sports they play. Top hockey players are also the top Baseball, Lacrosse, soccer players in my area. E9, EHF MPDHL kids are the all stars for baseball and lacrosse and on the Competative Soccer teams in our area I dont think that changes much until kids start to specialize. So to say a kid is a good lacrosse player and bad hockey player you could be right but typically the top spots are all held by the same kids.

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anon
all i know is that when they are young if your a good athlete you typically are the better player in any off the sports they play. Top hockey players are also the top Baseball, Lacrosse, soccer players in my area. E9, EHF MPDHL kids are the all stars for baseball and lacrosse and on the Competative Soccer teams in our area I dont think that changes much until kids start to specialize. So to say a kid is a good lacrosse player and bad hockey player you could be right but typically the top spots are all held by the same kids.



Maybe in some cases, but i saw plenty of kids who ran like the wind in soccer and lax and "Ran" on the ice ( no edges) unique skill set and fair hands. In baseball kids with amazing hands and bat speed, great shot in hockey but could not skate for sh**t

I see your point but definitely not always the case.

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anon
all i know is that when they are young if your a good athlete you typically are the better player in any off the sports they play. Top hockey players are also the top Baseball, Lacrosse, soccer players in my area. E9, EHF MPDHL kids are the all stars for baseball and lacrosse and on the Competative Soccer teams in our area I dont think that changes much until kids start to specialize. So to say a kid is a good lacrosse player and bad hockey player you could be right but typically the top spots are all held by the same kids.


The point is that yes, the good hockey/baseball/football players are also good lacrosse players. But a good lacrosse player is not necessarily also good at the other sports, because the talent level around here is so low. You have really good hockey players around here that skate 12 months a year and dabble in lacrosse, but still excel.

So to the earlier poster's point, if a parent says to you "my kid is a great lacrosse player", I am really hearing "my kid can't field a ground ball" or "my kid is afraid to make tackles" or "my kid can't hit a golf ball straight" or "my kid is struggling with his sexual identity". You know, stuff like that.

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Love this thread!! Almost as good as Prep one.... Anyone who says their 10 year old is great at any sport is a loser, he is 10 he is not great at anything... Read some bios of some of best lax players. Many have pretty good cred from hockey and other major sports.... There are kids specializing in hockey at 8 that will never play 4 years of good prep hockey, go to USA hockey camps etc... some kids just choose lax and academics... here are a couple bios from Yale and Hopkins - NE kids - pay attention your little all star that cant read will prob be working for people like this.....

At Dexter
• Two-sport standout in lacrosse and hockey.
• Played lacrosse for former Johns Hopkins midfielder Mark Goodrich.
• Led lacrosse team in scoring all four years and graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer.
• Helped lacrosse team to New England Small School Championship as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
• Standout goalie in ice hockey.
• Drafted by the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League and national camp with USA Hockey.

At Phillips Exeter: Captain of lacrosse and hockey teams, played both sports all four years…Two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-American…Two-time Under Armour Underclass All-American…Three-time All-New England East…Under Armour Senior All-American…Three-time New England East champions in lacrosse…Team ranked third in New England during junior year…Three years on honor roll.

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ANON
Love this thread!! Almost as good as Prep one.... Anyone who says their 10 year old is great at any sport is a loser, he is 10 he is not great at anything... Read some bios of some of best lax players. Many have pretty good cred from hockey and other major sports.... There are kids specializing in hockey at 8 that will never play 4 years of good prep hockey, go to USA hockey camps etc... some kids just choose lax and academics... here are a couple bios from Yale and Hopkins - NE kids - pay attention your little all star that cant read will prob be working for people like this.....

At Dexter
• Two-sport standout in lacrosse and hockey.
• Played lacrosse for former Johns Hopkins midfielder Mark Goodrich.
• Led lacrosse team in scoring all four years and graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer.
• Helped lacrosse team to New England Small School Championship as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
• Standout goalie in ice hockey.
• Drafted by the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League and national camp with USA Hockey.

At Phillips Exeter: Captain of lacrosse and hockey teams, played both sports all four years…Two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-American…Two-time Under Armour Underclass All-American…Three-time All-New England East…Under Armour Senior All-American…Three-time New England East champions in lacrosse…Team ranked third in New England during junior year…Three years on honor roll.


Every time you DBag lax people open your mouths you only confirm what we are saying!

I bet you have a big Nantucket parking sticker on your "Suburban
Coat of Arms" making sure we all know how impressive you are?

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"Standout goalie in ice hockey."

I thought you said he was a hockey PLAYER. Goalies aren't players, they are tall, mildly strange athletic kids....or at least the good ones are.

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i think we lost the "Brick" topic

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anon
i think we lost the "Brick" topic


yes, but who cares. this is so much better

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ANON
Love this thread!! Almost as good as Prep one.... Anyone who says their 10 year old is great at any sport is a loser, he is 10 he is not great at anything... Read some bios of some of best lax players. Many have pretty good cred from hockey and other major sports.... There are kids specializing in hockey at 8 that will never play 4 years of good prep hockey, go to USA hockey camps etc... some kids just choose lax and academics... here are a couple bios from Yale and Hopkins - NE kids - pay attention your little all star that cant read will prob be working for people like this.....

At Dexter
• Two-sport standout in lacrosse and hockey.
• Played lacrosse for former Johns Hopkins midfielder Mark Goodrich.
• Led lacrosse team in scoring all four years and graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer.
• Helped lacrosse team to New England Small School Championship as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
• Standout goalie in ice hockey.
• Drafted by the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League and national camp with USA Hockey.

At Phillips Exeter: Captain of lacrosse and hockey teams, played both sports all four years…Two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-American…Two-time Under Armour Underclass All-American…Three-time All-New England East…Under Armour Senior All-American…Three-time New England East champions in lacrosse…Team ranked third in New England during junior year…Three years on honor roll.


OK, so another example of a great lacrosse player that excels in another sport. A great athlete for sure, nobody said they didn't exist. But where is the lacrosse player that crosses over to hockey or football or baseball?

Don't you realize that these kids are scholarship lacrosse players because they failed to reach those same heights in a more popular sport, with a much larger participation base? These kids didn't grow up dreaming about being a lacrosse player. They ended up there because they had to settle for their "safety sport".

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^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.

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Anon
^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.


Lacrosse is a great sport to watch for all you non-athletic wine and cheese folks, who like to watch lax games in between trips to Nantucket!

I will take baseball and the Vineyard all day long

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Anon
Anon
^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.


Lacrosse is a great sport to watch for all you non-athletic wine and cheese folks, who like to watch lax games in between trips to Nantucket!

I will take baseball and the Vineyard all day long



True, but you gotta admit the Lax moms are typically way more attractive than the baseball moms.

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Anon
Anon
^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.


Lacrosse is a great sport to watch for all you non-athletic wine and cheese folks, who like to watch lax games in between trips to Nantucket!

I will take baseball and the Vineyard all day long


It's more difficult to throw and hit a baseball but you have to be a better athlete (i.e. run) to play lacrosse.

Lacrosse is certainly not anything like field hockey when the kids get older. Very physical game that requires a fair amount of skill to be good.

In a lot of towns it is baseball's equal if not surpassing it in popularity.

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^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.


Lacrosse is a great sport to watch for all you non-athletic wine and cheese folks, who like to watch lax games in between trips to Nantucket!

I will take baseball and the Vineyard all day long


It's more difficult to throw and hit a baseball but you have to be a better athlete (i.e. run) to play lacrosse.

Lacrosse is certainly not anything like field hockey when the kids get older. Very physical game that requires a fair amount of skill to be good.

In a lot of towns it is baseball's equal if not surpassing it in popularity.



Field hockey is full of Softball and Volleyball players looking for a third sport. Way more physical athletes than a couple of Pansies like Giff and Biff who are half baked and prefer morning lax games so they can go sailing in the afternoon!

We need to start donating lax gear to the inner cities so I can watch Giff & Biff get pummeled by Marcus and Jamal! Hell they would fill up Harvard stadium every night.

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Anon
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^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.


Lacrosse is a great sport to watch for all you non-athletic wine and cheese folks, who like to watch lax games in between trips to Nantucket!

I will take baseball and the Vineyard all day long


It's more difficult to throw and hit a baseball but you have to be a better athlete (i.e. run) to play lacrosse.

Lacrosse is certainly not anything like field hockey when the kids get older. Very physical game that requires a fair amount of skill to be good.

In a lot of towns it is baseball's equal if not surpassing it in popularity.


True about lacrosse moving in on baseball programs in terms of popularity. This also coincides with a cultural shift away from competition and accountability for our youth. Baseball is difficult, and players are individually accountable for making mistakes since it is such an individual game. Many boys raised in this current climate are too soft to persevere in this sport, and therefore turn to games like lacrosse where their performance is not so easily evaluated by their coaches or peers, and they can pass themselves off as serviceable (or even excellent) without anybody really even knowing the difference. Watch a baseball game for 10 minutes and you know who all the stiffs are.

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^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.


Lacrosse is a great sport to watch for all you non-athletic wine and cheese folks, who like to watch lax games in between trips to Nantucket!

I will take baseball and the Vineyard all day long


It's more difficult to throw and hit a baseball but you have to be a better athlete (i.e. run) to play lacrosse.

Lacrosse is certainly not anything like field hockey when the kids get older. Very physical game that requires a fair amount of skill to be good.

In a lot of towns it is baseball's equal if not surpassing it in popularity.


True about lacrosse moving in on baseball programs in terms of popularity. This also coincides with a cultural shift away from competition and accountability for our youth. Baseball is difficult, and players are individually accountable for making mistakes since it is such an individual game. Many boys raised in this current climate are too soft to persevere in this sport, and therefore turn to games like lacrosse where their performance is not so easily evaluated by their coaches or peers, and they can pass themselves off as serviceable (or even excellent) without anybody really even knowing the difference. Watch a baseball game for 10 minutes and you know who all the stiffs are.


I used to love watching my son play lacrosse and never getting the ball. One day I realized the same group of clique, dbag parents always congregating at the games were the parents of those little superstars who only passed to each other. Than I got to watch my kid dominate their kids in every other sport until they started dropping out one by one to focus on??? You guessed it, Lacrosse. At least they will have plenty of sponsors when they are older and want to join " The Club"

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True about lacrosse moving in on baseball programs in terms of popularity. This also coincides with a cultural shift away from competition and accountability for our youth. Baseball is difficult, and players are individually accountable for making mistakes since it is such an individual game. Many boys raised in this current climate are too soft to persevere in this sport, and therefore turn to games like lacrosse where their performance is not so easily evaluated by their coaches or peers, and they can pass themselves off as serviceable (or even excellent) without anybody really even knowing the difference. Watch a baseball game for 10 minutes and you know who all the stiffs are.


baseball is also BORING. if you are not the pitcher or catcher you spend most of the game doing NOTHING. and god forbid you are a lefty.

of course you prefer baseball because your child can stand out all the more, rather than say a team sport which you have to rely on others (like the real world).

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True about lacrosse moving in on baseball programs in terms of popularity. This also coincides with a cultural shift away from competition and accountability for our youth. Baseball is difficult, and players are individually accountable for making mistakes since it is such an individual game. Many boys raised in this current climate are too soft to persevere in this sport, and therefore turn to games like lacrosse where their performance is not so easily evaluated by their coaches or peers, and they can pass themselves off as serviceable (or even excellent) without anybody really even knowing the difference. Watch a baseball game for 10 minutes and you know who all the stiffs are.


baseball is also BORING. if you are not the pitcher or catcher you spend most of the game doing NOTHING. and god forbid you are a lefty.

of course you prefer baseball because your child can stand out all the more, rather than say a team sport which you have to rely on others (like the real world).


Striking out or booting a grounder is a lot more pressure than blending in with a field full of Giffs and Biffs or Muffy and Stuffy!

Blending in!! Ha that is why our country is in rough shape! People are more concerned about how many likes they get on facebook than differentiating oneself from the pack. Lemmings! Know where they end up, right?

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i read therefore i reply
anon
True about lacrosse moving in on baseball programs in terms of popularity. This also coincides with a cultural shift away from competition and accountability for our youth. Baseball is difficult, and players are individually accountable for making mistakes since it is such an individual game. Many boys raised in this current climate are too soft to persevere in this sport, and therefore turn to games like lacrosse where their performance is not so easily evaluated by their coaches or peers, and they can pass themselves off as serviceable (or even excellent) without anybody really even knowing the difference. Watch a baseball game for 10 minutes and you know who all the stiffs are.


baseball is also BORING. if you are not the pitcher or catcher you spend most of the game doing NOTHING. and god forbid you are a lefty.

of course you prefer baseball because your child can stand out all the more, rather than say a team sport which you have to rely on others (like the real world).


Striking out or booting a grounder is a lot more pressure than blending in with a field full of Giffs and Biffs or Muffy and Stuffy!

Blending in!! Ha that is why our country is in rough shape! People are more concerned about how many likes they get on facebook than differentiating oneself from the pack. Lemmings! Know where they end up, right?


now we know who you are --- mr. you got your bell rung now get back in a/k/a concussions are for the weak.

BTW want pressure --- try sinking a 3 foot putt for the win, there are no 3 outs or...

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i read therefore i reply
anon
True about lacrosse moving in on baseball programs in terms of popularity. This also coincides with a cultural shift away from competition and accountability for our youth. Baseball is difficult, and players are individually accountable for making mistakes since it is such an individual game. Many boys raised in this current climate are too soft to persevere in this sport, and therefore turn to games like lacrosse where their performance is not so easily evaluated by their coaches or peers, and they can pass themselves off as serviceable (or even excellent) without anybody really even knowing the difference. Watch a baseball game for 10 minutes and you know who all the stiffs are.


baseball is also BORING. if you are not the pitcher or catcher you spend most of the game doing NOTHING. and god forbid you are a lefty.

of course you prefer baseball because your child can stand out all the more, rather than say a team sport which you have to rely on others (like the real world).


Striking out or booting a grounder is a lot more pressure than blending in with a field full of Giffs and Biffs or Muffy and Stuffy!

Blending in!! Ha that is why our country is in rough shape! People are more concerned about how many likes they get on facebook than differentiating oneself from the pack. Lemmings! Know where they end up, right?


now we know who you are --- mr. you got your bell rung now get back in a/k/a concussions are for the weak.

BTW want pressure --- try sinking a 3 foot putt for the win, there are no 3 outs or...


You got me! ****!!

We were comparing Baseball to the other country club sports, outside of golf. Although,Tennis, another country club sport gets a free pass. Those are amazing athletes!!

Now, back to you Spaulding. Sinking a three foot put for a win is pressure for the select few playing for money. Otherwise, it is for Frumpy old white men and women who like other women or spoiled little country club brats who play when not paying $10k for a youth hockey tournament.

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i read therefore i reply
anon
True about lacrosse moving in on baseball programs in terms of popularity. This also coincides with a cultural shift away from competition and accountability for our youth. Baseball is difficult, and players are individually accountable for making mistakes since it is such an individual game. Many boys raised in this current climate are too soft to persevere in this sport, and therefore turn to games like lacrosse where their performance is not so easily evaluated by their coaches or peers, and they can pass themselves off as serviceable (or even excellent) without anybody really even knowing the difference. Watch a baseball game for 10 minutes and you know who all the stiffs are.


baseball is also BORING. if you are not the pitcher or catcher you spend most of the game doing NOTHING. and god forbid you are a lefty.

of course you prefer baseball because your child can stand out all the more, rather than say a team sport which you have to rely on others (like the real world).


Striking out or booting a grounder is a lot more pressure than blending in with a field full of Giffs and Biffs or Muffy and Stuffy!

Blending in!! Ha that is why our country is in rough shape! People are more concerned about how many likes they get on facebook than differentiating oneself from the pack. Lemmings! Know where they end up, right?


There's truth to this. Is it coincidence that the Greatest Generation grew up on baseball, and only as our country fell out of love with baseball did we start to get soft?

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anon
Anon
i read therefore i reply
anon
True about lacrosse moving in on baseball programs in terms of popularity. This also coincides with a cultural shift away from competition and accountability for our youth. Baseball is difficult, and players are individually accountable for making mistakes since it is such an individual game. Many boys raised in this current climate are too soft to persevere in this sport, and therefore turn to games like lacrosse where their performance is not so easily evaluated by their coaches or peers, and they can pass themselves off as serviceable (or even excellent) without anybody really even knowing the difference. Watch a baseball game for 10 minutes and you know who all the stiffs are.


baseball is also BORING. if you are not the pitcher or catcher you spend most of the game doing NOTHING. and god forbid you are a lefty.

of course you prefer baseball because your child can stand out all the more, rather than say a team sport which you have to rely on others (like the real world).


Striking out or booting a grounder is a lot more pressure than blending in with a field full of Giffs and Biffs or Muffy and Stuffy!

Blending in!! Ha that is why our country is in rough shape! People are more concerned about how many likes they get on facebook than differentiating oneself from the pack. Lemmings! Know where they end up, right?


There's truth to this. Is it coincidence that the Greatest Generation grew up on baseball, and only as our country fell out of love with baseball did we start to get soft?


A lot of kids fall out of love with baseball because of the speed and pace of the game. All of these other sports are pretty much timed out to fill an hour or maybe a little more. I've been to youth baseball games that have gone easily past two and a half hours. The difficulty of becoming good at baseball surely plays a part for some kids dropping out but they want action and lacrosse and soccer deliver it in a way baseball does not.

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anon
Anon
i read therefore i reply
anon
True about lacrosse moving in on baseball programs in terms of popularity. This also coincides with a cultural shift away from competition and accountability for our youth. Baseball is difficult, and players are individually accountable for making mistakes since it is such an individual game. Many boys raised in this current climate are too soft to persevere in this sport, and therefore turn to games like lacrosse where their performance is not so easily evaluated by their coaches or peers, and they can pass themselves off as serviceable (or even excellent) without anybody really even knowing the difference. Watch a baseball game for 10 minutes and you know who all the stiffs are.


baseball is also BORING. if you are not the pitcher or catcher you spend most of the game doing NOTHING. and god forbid you are a lefty.

of course you prefer baseball because your child can stand out all the more, rather than say a team sport which you have to rely on others (like the real world).


Striking out or booting a grounder is a lot more pressure than blending in with a field full of Giffs and Biffs or Muffy and Stuffy!

Blending in!! Ha that is why our country is in rough shape! People are more concerned about how many likes they get on facebook than differentiating oneself from the pack. Lemmings! Know where they end up, right?



There's truth to this. Is it coincidence that the Greatest Generation grew up on baseball, and only as our country fell out of love with baseball did we start to get soft?



They grew up on baseball because all you needed was a stick , .25 ball and some trash for bases. it was the most accessible sport to play. Every other sport, besides soccer, requires more equipment to play. It was not because Baseball is some iconic sport that transcends time. People didnt become soft because we fell out of love with baseball. Its because we are now into a second generation of ME, ME ,ME. Kids Raised in broken families and with too many fatherless kids.

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^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.


Lacrosse is a great sport to watch for all you non-athletic wine and cheese folks, who like to watch lax games in between trips to Nantucket!

I will take baseball and the Vineyard all day long


It's more difficult to throw and hit a baseball but you have to be a better athlete (i.e. run) to play lacrosse.

Lacrosse is certainly not anything like field hockey when the kids get older. Very physical game that requires a fair amount of skill to be good.

In a lot of towns it is baseball's equal if not surpassing it in popularity.



This could be the dumbest thing written on the Dboard today.

Please explain how running up and down a field requires more athleticism than hitting a baseball.

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Anon
Anon
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^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.


Lacrosse is a great sport to watch for all you non-athletic wine and cheese folks, who like to watch lax games in between trips to Nantucket!

I will take baseball and the Vineyard all day long


It's more difficult to throw and hit a baseball but you have to be a better athlete (i.e. run) to play lacrosse.

Lacrosse is certainly not anything like field hockey when the kids get older. Very physical game that requires a fair amount of skill to be good.

In a lot of towns it is baseball's equal if not surpassing it in popularity.



This could be the dumbest thing written on the Dboard today.

Please explain how running up and down a field requires more athleticism than hitting a baseball.
Haha, I was thinking the same thing.

Soccer has passed baseball, too. Because you can just run up and down the field, without any real skill or athletic ability, and blend in if you have the same kit as the other players. Find the most non-competitive individual you can, and find out what team sport they played when last forced to, either by parents or by their school. It's probably soccer and lacrosse.

Sure, there are skilled players in any sport. But there are going to be more unskilled players in sports that don't require specialized skills.

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News flash hitting a baseball is not hard. Any fat guy with ok hand eye coordination can hit a baseball but if Tons cant make it to first, whats the difference. Saying Soccer and Lacrosse each dont need athletic ability is just Ridiculous and shows your ignorance of the games.

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anon
News flash hitting a baseball is not hard. Any fat guy with ok hand eye coordination can hit a baseball but if Tons cant make it to first, whats the difference. Saying Soccer and Lacrosse each dont need athletic ability is just Ridiculous and shows your ignorance of the games.
You seem to equate being an athlete with being able to run. Anyone can run. We were born to run. The ability to put one foot in front of the other, repeatedly, doesn't make you an athlete. Go to any marathon seven hours after it's started and watch all the non-athletes finish their 26.2 mile slog.

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News flash hitting a baseball is not hard. Any fat guy with ok hand eye coordination can hit a baseball but if Tons cant make it to first, whats the difference. Saying Soccer and Lacrosse each dont need athletic ability is just Ridiculous and shows your ignorance of the games.
You seem to equate being an athlete with being able to run. Anyone can run. We were born to run. The ability to put one foot in front of the other, repeatedly, doesn't make you an athlete. Go to any marathon seven hours after it's started and watch all the non-athletes finish their 26.2 mile slog.



The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive...

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News flash hitting a baseball is not hard. Any fat guy with ok hand eye coordination can hit a baseball but if Tons cant make it to first, whats the difference. Saying Soccer and Lacrosse each dont need athletic ability is just Ridiculous and shows your ignorance of the games.
You seem to equate being an athlete with being able to run. Anyone can run. We were born to run. The ability to put one foot in front of the other, repeatedly, doesn't make you an athlete. Go to any marathon seven hours after it's started and watch all the non-athletes finish their 26.2 mile slog.



The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive...



Glory Days! In the wink of a young girls eye!


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anon
News flash hitting a baseball is not hard. Any fat guy with ok hand eye coordination can hit a baseball but if Tons cant make it to first, whats the difference. Saying Soccer and Lacrosse each dont need athletic ability is just Ridiculous and shows your ignorance of the games.


I guess all that time you spent practicing your hitting instead of studying didn't pay off for you. In baseball or for your writing skills.

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Anon
anon
News flash hitting a baseball is not hard. Any fat guy with ok hand eye coordination can hit a baseball but if Tons cant make it to first, whats the difference. Saying Soccer and Lacrosse each dont need athletic ability is just Ridiculous and shows your ignorance of the games.


I guess all that time you spent practicing your hitting instead of studying didn't pay off for you. In baseball or for your writing skills.



actually both are excellent but since i am not writing my thesis on the Dboard i could care less what you think of my writing skills. Enjoy your moms basement loser.

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anon
Anon
anon
News flash hitting a baseball is not hard. Any fat guy with ok hand eye coordination can hit a baseball but if Tons cant make it to first, whats the difference. Saying Soccer and Lacrosse each dont need athletic ability is just Ridiculous and shows your ignorance of the games.


I guess all that time you spent practicing your hitting instead of studying didn't pay off for you. In baseball or for your writing skills.



actually both are excellent but since i am not writing my thesis on the Dboard i could care less what you think of my writing skills. Enjoy your moms basement loser.


That would be; "enjoy your mothers basement, loser. You need the comma!

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anon
News flash hitting a baseball is not hard. Any fat guy with ok hand eye coordination can hit a baseball but if Tons cant make it to first, whats the difference. Saying Soccer and Lacrosse each dont need athletic ability is just Ridiculous and shows your ignorance of the games.




Michael Jordan was one of the greatest athletes of all time and could not even come close to hitting a baseball in low A ball!

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^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.


Lacrosse is a great sport to watch for all you non-athletic wine and cheese folks, who like to watch lax games in between trips to Nantucket!

I will take baseball and the Vineyard all day long


It's more difficult to throw and hit a baseball but you have to be a better athlete (i.e. run) to play lacrosse.

Lacrosse is certainly not anything like field hockey when the kids get older. Very physical game that requires a fair amount of skill to be good.

In a lot of towns it is baseball's equal if not surpassing it in popularity.



This could be the dumbest thing written on the Dboard today.

Please explain how running up and down a field requires more athleticism than hitting a baseball.
Haha, I was thinking the same thing.

Soccer has passed baseball, too. Because you can just run up and down the field, without any real skill or athletic ability, and blend in if you have the same kit as the other players. Find the most non-competitive individual you can, and find out what team sport they played when last forced to, either by parents or by their school. It's probably soccer and lacrosse.

Sure, there are skilled players in any sport. But there are going to be more unskilled players in sports that don't require specialized skills.



Says the probably 300+lb "athlete" who only played baseball growing up, because he didn't want to "just run up and down the field"! Try running up and down the field dribbling a soccer ball at full speed, alternating feet, getting around a defender, then putting it top corner....just try it, once...go ahead, go home tonight, borrow the neighbor's ball and try it! Let me know how it goes!

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^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.
I'm glad you enjoy it. My world isn't a different or better place because of the growth of lacrosse. It looks an awful lot like field hockey to me, without the ergonomically challenged equipment.

It also seems to be popular because, like soccer, there's no barrier to entry.

That's what sets hockey, baseball and golf apart. You can't just walk out the door and play them.

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Anon
Anon
^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.
I'm glad you enjoy it. My world isn't a different or better place because of the growth of lacrosse. It looks an awful lot like field hockey to me, without the ergonomically challenged equipment.

It also seems to be popular because, like soccer, there's no barrier to entry.

That's what sets hockey, baseball and golf apart. You can't just walk out the door and play them.






It is just like Field hockey but less physical

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Anon
Anon
^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.
I'm glad you enjoy it. My world isn't a different or better place because of the growth of lacrosse. It looks an awful lot like field hockey to me, without the ergonomically challenged equipment.

It also seems to be popular because, like soccer, there's no barrier to entry.

That's what sets hockey, baseball and golf apart. You can't just walk out the door and play them.



Wow, your kid sounds awesome!

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Anon
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Anon
^Get a life. Who gives a **** if a kid (who is not yours) likes lacrosse as his favorite sport? I wish I had it around when I was younger. It is a great sport to watch your kids play.
I'm glad you enjoy it. My world isn't a different or better place because of the growth of lacrosse. It looks an awful lot like field hockey to me, without the ergonomically challenged equipment.

It also seems to be popular because, like soccer, there's no barrier to entry.

That's what sets hockey, baseball and golf apart. You can't just walk out the door and play them.



Wow, your kid sounds awesome!
Wow, I didn't mention my kid.

Maybe you should have your kid read you the posts and write your replies for you so they make more sense.

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wow, this guy is as awesome as his kid who is too good for lacrosse!

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my son is a hell of a hockey player. He is also considered a great athlete and does well in baseball, golf, lacrosse and football.



What hockey team does he play for and what Football team does he play for ?

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Islanders and Lynnfield youth football. Now you are going to spend hours trying to figure out who I am.

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Islanders and Lynnfield youth football. Now you are going to spend hours trying to figure out who I am.


Nah, I wont go that far. I did spend a second to google where "Lynffield" is though.

I was curious because I thought football and Hockey schedules would conflict, but when you have a stud that excels in both I guess you make it work ?

Several posters have understood my point. It does not take much to have a "kid" excel in lacrosse, and any kids who understands hockey and can run will do well. I was just stating that I would rather hear from a parent that there kid is a "decent" player, but when they say "his primary sport is lacrosse and he is good, I know that means they are probably not a decent hockey player.

Its all perspective... I continuously hear about how "my kid is a baseball all star" and is a "good ball player" and then are shocked to hear my kid doesn't make an all star team because he plays in an area that has three leagues and plays in the strongest one, even though he is a better ball player than six other all star baseball players on his hockey team. Its evident that it is all relative when our 9,10,11 and 12 year old all stars go undefeated on a consistent weekend basis by ten run leads year in and year out. Its also evident every regular season game when my kid plays over two "all star" that are a year older.

So I am not impressed by parents labeling their kids "all stars", "Elite Players" or "good lacrosse players" because all three mean ZERO !!!

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Previous poster correct. All-star means nothing until you know the size of the pond the kid is swimming in.

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Exactly what right do any of you losers on this board have to tell me what i should and should not do with My money. If i want to spend $10,000 on a hockey tournament and i have the money then guess what, Screw you. I am going to do it. If my kid wants to go to a great hockey tournament or Disney or Europe or or do one on one skills then that's what he is going to get to do. Just because you cant afford to do these things doesn't mean i should not be able to do them. This is why this country is going to crap. Mind your own business and worry about you. Maybe your lives will be happier instead of being jealous of what others have.


Ha, ha Jealous? Seriously? You think that is what this is? The only people laughing harder than us are the owners of these programs!!!


The reason this country is going to crap is because of people like you! Give your kids everything and then wonder why they are self centered, entitled lil sh**ts.

Jealous? Yeah, we are jealous of the the guy who blows $20,000 on a trip to Disney and one hockey tournament!

PT Barnum wouldn't believe this!


You can laugh while your kid is getting cut and has to rely on mommy and daddy still telling him he is special. That is why our country is going to crap. Everyone gets a trophy and people like you "laugh" because people like me can afford to do these things. Not because of the "self centered" kid who happens to get straight A's in school and works hard at his camps and lessons and works hard to be on a good team. He gets rewarded for that behavior. Not because he showed up and mommy and daddy congratulated him for his "hard work" and then complained about politics when he didnt make it.


Wow, your kid sounds pretty special! I think he deserves a trip to Europe!

Funny though, you seem awfully angry for such a proud man! Is it because deep down you feel like a chump or is it because you live in a wealthy community where you and your peeps all quietly resent each other?

In any case, yes we do tell our child he is special! He is! He's ours! Not because he is a very good athlete or student, which he certainly is, but because he is a good person and works hard!

I think he has earned a trip to our public rink and a few hours at our local beach and I will keep my $20k Slappy

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Exactly what right do any of you losers on this board have to tell me what i should and should not do with My money. If i want to spend $10,000 on a hockey tournament and i have the money then guess what, Screw you. I am going to do it. If my kid wants to go to a great hockey tournament or Disney or Europe or or do one on one skills then that's what he is going to get to do. Just because you cant afford to do these things doesn't mean i should not be able to do them. This is why this country is going to crap. Mind your own business and worry about you. Maybe your lives will be happier instead of being jealous of what others have.


Ha, ha Jealous? Seriously? You think that is what this is? The only people laughing harder than us are the owners of these programs!!!


The reason this country is going to crap is because of people like you! Give your kids everything and then wonder why they are self centered, entitled lil sh**ts.

Jealous? Yeah, we are jealous of the the guy who blows $20,000 on a trip to Disney and one hockey tournament!

PT Barnum wouldn't believe this!


You can laugh while your kid is getting cut and has to rely on mommy and daddy still telling him he is special. That is why our country is going to crap. Everyone gets a trophy and people like you "laugh" because people like me can afford to do these things. Not because of the "self centered" kid who happens to get straight A's in school and works hard at his camps and lessons and works hard to be on a good team. He gets rewarded for that behavior. Not because he showed up and mommy and daddy congratulated him for his "hard work" and then complained about politics when he didnt make it.


Wow, your kid sounds pretty special! I think he deserves a trip to Europe!

Funny though, you seem awfully angry for such a proud man! Is it because deep down you feel like a chump or is it because you live in a wealthy community where you and your peeps all quietly resent each other?

In any case, yes we do tell our child he is special! He is! He's ours! Not because he is a very good athlete or student, which he certainly is, but because he is a good person and works hard!

I think he has earned a trip to our public rink and a few hours at our local beach and I will keep my $20k Slappy


Actually we are very happy laughing at losers like yourself who have to try and put people down because you don't have and can't get what i have. I do not resent my rich neighbors like you obviously do. And my kid may get that trip to europe. He May not. His fate still depends on his grades and work ethic because no mater what you think, My kid still needs to work hard to earn what he gets. Just because he can earn more doesnt make him a snob or a brat. It just means his parents worked hard and built something we can pass down.

Re: " the Brick"

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Exactly what right do any of you losers on this board have to tell me what i should and should not do with My money. If i want to spend $10,000 on a hockey tournament and i have the money then guess what, Screw you. I am going to do it. If my kid wants to go to a great hockey tournament or Disney or Europe or or do one on one skills then that's what he is going to get to do. Just because you cant afford to do these things doesn't mean i should not be able to do them. This is why this country is going to crap. Mind your own business and worry about you. Maybe your lives will be happier instead of being jealous of what others have.


Ha, ha Jealous? Seriously? You think that is what this is? The only people laughing harder than us are the owners of these programs!!!


The reason this country is going to crap is because of people like you! Give your kids everything and then wonder why they are self centered, entitled lil sh**ts.

Jealous? Yeah, we are jealous of the the guy who blows $20,000 on a trip to Disney and one hockey tournament!

PT Barnum wouldn't believe this!


You can laugh while your kid is getting cut and has to rely on mommy and daddy still telling him he is special. That is why our country is going to crap. Everyone gets a trophy and people like you "laugh" because people like me can afford to do these things. Not because of the "self centered" kid who happens to get straight A's in school and works hard at his camps and lessons and works hard to be on a good team. He gets rewarded for that behavior. Not because he showed up and mommy and daddy congratulated him for his "hard work" and then complained about politics when he didnt make it.


Wow, your kid sounds pretty special! I think he deserves a trip to Europe!

Funny though, you seem awfully angry for such a proud man! Is it because deep down you feel like a chump or is it because you live in a wealthy community where you and your peeps all quietly resent each other?

In any case, yes we do tell our child he is special! He is! He's ours! Not because he is a very good athlete or student, which he certainly is, but because he is a good person and works hard!

I think he has earned a trip to our public rink and a few hours at our local beach and I will keep my $20k Slappy


Actually we are very happy laughing at losers like yourself who have to try and put people down because you don't have and can't get what i have. I do not resent my rich neighbors like you obviously do. And my kid may get that trip to europe. He May not. His fate still depends on his grades and work ethic because no mater what you think, My kid still needs to work hard to earn what he gets. Just because he can earn more doesnt make him a snob or a brat. It just means his parents worked hard and built something we can pass down.



PT Barnum!

I love you shallow, hollow people. Life imitating Art! Reality show comes to life. Send the camera crew to the next $10k youth hockey tournament. It is like Dance Moms with hockey sticks!

Laugin & Lyin

Re: " the Brick"

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Exactly what right do any of you losers on this board have to tell me what i should and should not do with My money. If i want to spend $10,000 on a hockey tournament and i have the money then guess what, Screw you. I am going to do it. If my kid wants to go to a great hockey tournament or Disney or Europe or or do one on one skills then that's what he is going to get to do. Just because you cant afford to do these things doesn't mean i should not be able to do them. This is why this country is going to crap. Mind your own business and worry about you. Maybe your lives will be happier instead of being jealous of what others have.


Ha, ha Jealous? Seriously? You think that is what this is? The only people laughing harder than us are the owners of these programs!!!


The reason this country is going to crap is because of people like you! Give your kids everything and then wonder why they are self centered, entitled lil sh**ts.

Jealous? Yeah, we are jealous of the the guy who blows $20,000 on a trip to Disney and one hockey tournament!

PT Barnum wouldn't believe this!


You can laugh while your kid is getting cut and has to rely on mommy and daddy still telling him he is special. That is why our country is going to crap. Everyone gets a trophy and people like you "laugh" because people like me can afford to do these things. Not because of the "self centered" kid who happens to get straight A's in school and works hard at his camps and lessons and works hard to be on a good team. He gets rewarded for that behavior. Not because he showed up and mommy and daddy congratulated him for his "hard work" and then complained about politics when he didnt make it.


Wow, your kid sounds pretty special! I think he deserves a trip to Europe!

Funny though, you seem awfully angry for such a proud man! Is it because deep down you feel like a chump or is it because you live in a wealthy community where you and your peeps all quietly resent each other?

In any case, yes we do tell our child he is special! He is! He's ours! Not because he is a very good athlete or student, which he certainly is, but because he is a good person and works hard!

I think he has earned a trip to our public rink and a few hours at our local beach and I will keep my $20k Slappy


Actually we are very happy laughing at losers like yourself who have to try and put people down because you don't have and can't get what i have. I do not resent my rich neighbors like you obviously do. And my kid may get that trip to europe. He May not. His fate still depends on his grades and work ethic because no mater what you think, My kid still needs to work hard to earn what he gets. Just because he can earn more doesnt make him a snob or a brat. It just means his parents worked hard and built something we can pass down.



PT Barnum!

I love you shallow, hollow people. Life imitating Art! Reality show comes to life. Send the camera crew to the next $10k youth hockey tournament. It is like Dance Moms with hockey sticks!

Laugin & Lyin


The Ratings though would be through the roof. Sign me up!

Re: " the Brick"

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I'd rather use the money to fund another three years of youth hockey. I think the aggregate experience of three years worth of youth hockey memories would far outweigh a week of tournament hockey in Canada, doesn't matter what tournament it is or how good the players are.
Those aren't the "either/or" choices I would have picked.

How about play in one tournament or buy 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills?


Once again, if you want your kid to get better then of course the 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills would be a better choice. If you want your kid to have fantastic memories of playing in the best youth hockey tournament in the world then you go to the Brick. Go ask any kid that has played in the Brick and ask them if they would do it again and 100% will say it was the best hockey experience they have ever had.



Experiences are really important and not to be minimized, but hard work, dedication, commitment will open more doors to increase your opportunities to have more experiences without spending a kings ransom. To spend $8,500 on a hockey tournament for your 12 year old seems a little out of whack! Can you imagine anyone of us asking our parents to spend that kind of money back in the day (1975-1995, inflation adjusted of course)??

It just seems like parents are more comfortable providing their kids with the "best that money will buy". Then again, if the money is not an issue and you can still keep your kid grounded, why not enjoy it??

Re: " the Brick"

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I'd rather use the money to fund another three years of youth hockey. I think the aggregate experience of three years worth of youth hockey memories would far outweigh a week of tournament hockey in Canada, doesn't matter what tournament it is or how good the players are.
Those aren't the "either/or" choices I would have picked.

How about play in one tournament or buy 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills?


Once again, if you want your kid to get better then of course the 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills would be a better choice. If you want your kid to have fantastic memories of playing in the best youth hockey tournament in the world then you go to the Brick. Go ask any kid that has played in the Brick and ask them if they would do it again and 100% will say it was the best hockey experience they have ever had.



Experiences are really important and not to be minimized, but hard work, dedication, commitment will open more doors to increase your opportunities to have more experiences without spending a kings ransom. To spend $8,500 on a hockey tournament for your 12 year old seems a little out of whack! Can you imagine anyone of us asking our parents to spend that kind of money back in the day (1975-1995, inflation adjusted of course)??

It just seems like parents are more comfortable providing their kids with the "best that money will buy". Then again, if the money is not an issue and you can still keep your kid grounded, why not enjoy it??



I spent the same amount of money on a trip to Disney. Ask my kid what he had more fun at - Disney or the Brick and he will honestly tell you the Brick tournament.

Re: " the Brick"

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I'd rather use the money to fund another three years of youth hockey. I think the aggregate experience of three years worth of youth hockey memories would far outweigh a week of tournament hockey in Canada, doesn't matter what tournament it is or how good the players are.
Those aren't the "either/or" choices I would have picked.

How about play in one tournament or buy 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills?


Once again, if you want your kid to get better then of course the 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills would be a better choice. If you want your kid to have fantastic memories of playing in the best youth hockey tournament in the world then you go to the Brick. Go ask any kid that has played in the Brick and ask them if they would do it again and 100% will say it was the best hockey experience they have ever had.



Experiences are really important and not to be minimized, but hard work, dedication, commitment will open more doors to increase your opportunities to have more experiences without spending a kings ransom. To spend $8,500 on a hockey tournament for your 12 year old seems a little out of whack! Can you imagine anyone of us asking our parents to spend that kind of money back in the day (1975-1995, inflation adjusted of course)??

It just seems like parents are more comfortable providing their kids with the "best that money will buy". Then again, if the money is not an issue and you can still keep your kid grounded, why not enjoy it??



I spent the same amount of money on a trip to Disney. Ask my kid what he had more fun at - Disney or the Brick and he will honestly tell you the Brick tournament.




Bad comparison. Disney is the worst! Go to the Orlando Airport and difference is striking between the families Arriving and Departing!! The most expensive beat down ever!

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Youth hockey is like owning a boat, "B.O.A.T. - Bring Out Another Thousand." Money is no object and never try to make economic sense of it...you can't.

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Youth hockey is like owning a boat, "B.O.A.T. - Bring Out Another Thousand." Money is no object and never try to make economic sense of it...you can't.


Agreed, but the real questions is how best to allocate those thousands you spend?

Re: " the Brick"

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Youth hockey is like owning a boat, "B.O.A.T. - Bring Out Another Thousand." Money is no object and never try to make economic sense of it...you can't.


Agreed, but the real questions is how best to allocate those thousands you spend?

Yes!

Re: " the Brick"

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Anon
Anon
I'd rather use the money to fund another three years of youth hockey. I think the aggregate experience of three years worth of youth hockey memories would far outweigh a week of tournament hockey in Canada, doesn't matter what tournament it is or how good the players are.
Those aren't the "either/or" choices I would have picked.

How about play in one tournament or buy 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills?


Once again, if you want your kid to get better then of course the 85 hours of 1 on 1 skills would be a better choice. If you want your kid to have fantastic memories of playing in the best youth hockey tournament in the world then you go to the Brick. Go ask any kid that has played in the Brick and ask them if they would do it again and 100% will say it was the best hockey experience they have ever had.



Experiences are really important and not to be minimized, but hard work, dedication, commitment will open more doors to increase your opportunities to have more experiences without spending a kings ransom. To spend $8,500 on a hockey tournament for your 12 year old seems a little out of whack! Can you imagine anyone of us asking our parents to spend that kind of money back in the day (1975-1995, inflation adjusted of course)??

It just seems like parents are more comfortable providing their kids with the "best that money will buy". Then again, if the money is not an issue and you can still keep your kid grounded, why not enjoy it??



Except they are 10. Makes your point even stronger.

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my son was fortunate enough to play in "the brick" 15 or so yrs ago. still talks about it to this day as one of the most fun things he's ever done. its different for all kids i'd imagine. my son went on to play prep school sports, did junior hockey here and in canada and played hockey in college. that's a lot of hockey but truly still lists the brick among his most fun times in the sport. there are probably no less than 20 kids that played in that tournament in the NHL right now including one boy from his team who's a legit star in the league. countless others in the minors and who played college hockey at various levels. if you can afford the trip i highly recommend it, (must be even better now), it's a ton of fun, the production is top notch and the kids are treated like stars. if you have to take a second mortgage to do it, i'd say pass. it's a great memory and fun time but it comes at a price. for out family it was a great decision and wonderful memory.
just my opinion

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Good for you and your kid. It might not be for everyone but it sounds like it worked for you.