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Re: " the Brick"

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

Re: " the Brick"

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!

Re: " the Brick"

Anon
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!
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.

Re: " the Brick"

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

Re: " the Brick"

$
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 ?

Re: " the Brick"

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

Re: " the Brick"

anon
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 !!!

Re: " the Brick"

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

Re: " the Brick"

anon
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.


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

Re: " the Brick"

Anon
anon
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.


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"

anon
Anon
anon
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.


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"

Anon
anon
Anon
anon
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.


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"

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.



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"

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.



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"

anon
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.



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!

Re: " the Brick"

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.

Re: " the Brick"

Anon
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"

Anon
Anon
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"

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.



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.

Re: " the Brick"

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

Re: " the Brick"

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