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coyote wrote:Rojo wrote:Your son absolutely does not have to do any of these summer events to be seen and recruited. All these for profit endeavors are for those parents that get caught up in the hype. Barnum said it best over 100 years ago ” there’s a sucker born every day” As long as people keep lining up to hand over their $$ someone will be there to take it. Can’t blame them it is the American way after all.

Good luck this summer.

I think you are being a little unrealistic here. A Boston area kid has zero chance of being recruited w/o some participation in summer lacrosse either camps or tournaments. While there is certainly too many of these camps and its seems an over emphasis on them, some players absolutely need some summer exposure.

They definitely need to play in the summer, I’m just getting tired of all these “can’t miss events” draining my wallet last night my son got invited to yet another camp 3 days $575 and the best part was the marketing tag This will be a great opportunity for players not accepted at 205, Blue Chip, Peak etc. of course this allowed me to say no since he’s already doing 205

Its surprising to me that Adidas or Level 2 or Digital Sports who ever is actually running this is event isn’t providing updated website content. Rochester won the tournament according to a blog on IL and will play some Canada team in Florida. This whole event reminds me very much of the NDP events. There is no national championship tournament in the summer. Directors should stop trying to create such mythical things out of thin air. Adidas has only been involved in lacrosse for two years so this event certainly has a ways to go in terms of prestige especially considering they basically stole the concept from Under Armour. wrote:Its surprising to me that Adidas or Level 2 or Digital Sports who ever is actually running this is event isn’t providing updated website content. Rochester won the tournament according to a blog on IL and will play some Canada team in Florida. This whole event reminds me very much of the NDP events. There is no national championship tournament in the summer. Directors should stop trying to create such mythical things out of thin air. Adidas has only been involved in lacrosse for two years so this event certainly has a ways to go in terms of prestige especially considering they basically stole the concept from Under Armour.

What is disappointing is that I had to find the results of this supposed “national event” in the bottom paragraph of a blog on IL. You would have thought Adidas would have been promoting their lacrosse brand with a specific website covering the tournament, covering players but instead we had to go through third party sites like Level 2 Sports and Digital Sports neither of which updated beyond providing links to each other. If its a big important event I want to know about it. I figured Adidas would be offering info about it, not “laxkid25” on TLF.

I do have a problem with the way the event was marketing. The Adidas National Classic sounds corporate, sounds like an important event, sounds like a can’t miss opportunity but at the end of the day consider the list of coaches who attended

adidas Lacrosse would like to thank the NCAA College Lacrosse Coaches for attending the adidas National Lacrosse Classic and regional tryouts. Army, Navy, Princeton, Virginia, Penn State, VMI, Fairfield, Vermont, Villanova, Loyola, Drexel, UMBC, Hobart, Stony Brook, Towson, Maryland, Ohio State, Penn, Gettysburg, Seton Hill, Eastern, Fisher, Hood, Belmont Abbey, Randolph Macon, Emerson, Dickinson, Guilford, Washington, Hendrix, Hampton Sydney, Lynchburg, Nazareth, RPI, LeMoyne, Eastern, Greensboro, UCF, Trinity, RIT.

Certainly some great schools in there but not over 100 that show up to the Brine Shootout or Reed’s Blue Chip camp and most of those kids have verbaled! This was an underclassmen tournament and they still didn’t draw huge numbers of coaches. I’m just glad this event was only $125 or per kid.

Baltimore, MD, November 19, 2008 adidas Lacrosse has announced that Teams from Rochester and Ontario will compete for the Brogden Cup in the annual best of three games International High School Field Lacrosse Team Competition on December 5 6th in Orlando, Florida. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in Baltimore, Maryland has an historic and meaningful past.

According to Event Director, Joel Franklin, “The Brogden Cup dates back a generation. Prior to Major League Lacrosse, the award was presented to the North American Champion based on the outcome from the three game series between the two best post collegiate club teams in the United States and Canada.”

With the support of adidas Lacrosse and Gatorade, the Brogden Cup has been renewed, making it the premier High School underclassmen competition that will determine the best region of high school players in North America. Having emerged as the winner of the adidas National Lacrosse Classic, Team Rochester qualified to represent the United States and compete for the Brogden Cup. Team Ontario from the Ontario Junior Men’s Field Lacrosse League will represent Canada. “To be able to tie in an International high school lacrosse competition into the adidas National Lacrosse Classic is a brand new concept. It’s very unique and exciting,” said Franklin.

The adidas National Lacrosse Classic is an annual showcase featuring some of the best high school underclassman lacrosse players in the United States. Before players get the chance to compete in the national tournament, regional teams are designated by high school coaches through regional qualifiers. These regional qualifiers decide the field of teams on display for college coaches and fans. The Ontario Junior Men’s Field Lacrosse League began in 1980 with 3 Ontario teams. Since that inception, the league has grown from 3 teams to 22 teams. High school players that have made the successful transition to the college and professional level include, John Grant, Jr. (Delaware MLL and NLL Player of the Year), Zack Greer (Duke All Time NCAA Goals Leader), Brodie Merrill (Georgetown), Taylor Wray (Duke), AJ Shannon (Virginia, Chris Sanderson (Virginia), Sid Smith (Syracuse) and Cody Jamieson (Syracuse).

The 2008 Brogden Cup will be played at The First Academy, Payne Stewart Athletic Complex and Stadium in Orlando, Florida on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6. Both team rosters list some of the best high school lacrosse talent and top college recruits in North America. In addition to the best of 3 game lacrosse series between Rochester and Ontario, adidas Lacrosse has scheduled two youth All Star exhibition games on Saturday between Seminole County Youth Lacrosse League and Orange County Youth Lacrosse League. Professional lacrosse All Stars John Grant, Jr., (Rochester Rattlers) and Spencer Ford (Long Island Lizards) will join Shawn Wilkins in providing lacrosse players and fans with a pro position clinic, trick stick demonstration and autograph session.”If you come to a fork in the road, take it”

is the main influence behind the 2007 2008 Brogden Cup. After graduating from Gilman School in Baltimore, Maryland in 1979, he went on to play his next four years at Homewood Field for the John Hopkins Bluejays. In the mid eighties, he served as Assistant Coach for Dave Cottle at Loyola College. Thereafter, he was the first Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse at Stevenson University (formerly Villa Julie College) in Maryland. Men’s Team in the World Games.

Haswell served as an assistant with a number of different Canadian teams, including the U 19 Men’s Team which competed in the World Championships during the summer of 2003. Coach Franklin was the head coach for Team Toyota from 1997 2003. During the summer of 2003, Haswell was named Varsity Head Coach of the Archbishop Spalding High School boys team.

He is a true ambassador of the sport of lacrosse.

The 2008 Rochester Team competing in the adidas Brogden Cup International High School Competition in Orlando, Florida has been selected through a tryout camp in Rochester, New York. The team qualified to play for the Brogden Cup by winning the adidas National Lacrosse Classic championship in Germantown, Maryland July 2008.

The adidas National Lacrosse Classic is open to high school underclassmen players entering grades 10, 11 and 12. High school coaches conduct the regional tryout and player selection process. Sixteen teams representing 8 regions in the United States competed for the championship to determine the best region of high school lacrosse players in the country.

Team Rochester had an impressive win in the championship game, defeating Team Baltimore by a margin of one goal in the final 60 seconds of regulation play.

Players of Interest. Team Rochester features talented underclassmen players that are recognized for the accomplishments on and off of the athletic field. Bound for Penn State, midfielder Kyle VanThof scored the winning goal in the adidas National Lacrosse Classic. Attackman, Connor Rice is a 2008 High School All American, adidas All American, New York State Scholar Athlete, 2008 Section 5 Offensive Player of the Year and 2008 Monroe County Co Player of the Year.

Team Rochester has some of the top college recruits in the nation. AJ Glagolev Drexel, Austin Rose Towson, Joe Armideo Hamilton, John Linnan and Nick Scalzo Jacksonville.
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