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Re: 2013 Travel Teams

Postby laxlover » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:50 pm

Heard a rumor that 3d is not allowing their players to tryout for the Outlaws. I am guessing if they do tryout, they won't be playing for 3d anymore. Anyone know or hear anything about this?

Can one team really stop players from playing on another team?
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Re: 2013 Travel Teams

Postby hansel » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:10 pm

That is a silly rumor and not true. 3d kids already play on multiple travel teams and it hasn't been an issue. It is really up to the parents of each player to manage potential scheduling conflicts.
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Re: 2013 Travel Teams

Postby hansel » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:04 pm

Congratulations to the ADVNC Elite team for winning the Adrenaline Elite Shootout in Sonoma: http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2013/07/ ... off-wrapup

Already this summer we have seen our Bay Area travel teams have incredible success with the Alcatraz Outlaws 2014's winning the King of the Hill tournament, 3d Select NorCal 2017's and 3d Select NorCal 2019's both winning the Denver Shootout and now ADVNC Elite winning the Adrenaline Elite Shootout! =D>

Great job and keep it up! Please send in other results for our teams competing this summer.
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Re: 2013 Travel Teams

Postby laxlover » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:58 am

Thank you for your answer, Hansel.
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Re: 2013 Travel Teams

Postby Grampa Lax » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:12 pm

Laxlover, your reporting of a rumor about trying to play for the Outlaws and 3d at the same time may indeed not be true but there are forces at work that could put families and the kids in a very real bind. The Outlaws have been the elite Nor Cal team for rising juniors and Seniors for the past 5 years. Now we see a National Organization, 3D, which provides an inside path into the Jake Reed 3D Nike Blue Chip recruiting camp, now owns and operates Cali gold, runs the Denver 3d tournament in June, the Sonoma 3D shootout later this month, a 3D tournament in MD next week and sponsors 3d teams in the Northeast, Denver, Canada and both Northern and Southern Cal. Indeed the 3D NorCal 2017 team has won already 3 tournament, Sin City, Sandstorm, and the Denver Shootout. They are playing in the MD tournament next week and in Sonoma at the end of the Month. The 3D 2019 team also won in Denver. So we have then two very successful travel team programs which until now have not been in direct competition. 3D did this year sponsor a 2016 team which also went to Denver. However, they did not compete with the Outlaws for rising Juniors (2015) nor rising Seniors (2014) . In turn the Outlaws didn't field teams for younger high school or middle school kids.

All that is changing! 3D will be fielding next year a 2016 team which will be rising juniors and their current 3D 2017 which will be rising sophs (today perhaps the two most recruited classes by the Colleges).as well as 2018 and 2019 teams. The Outlaws in turn now will compete directly with all the 3D teams fielding 2015-2019 teams . Don't think that conflict can be so simply resolved as having parents work out scheduling conflicts. I offer two examples: The Outlaw's have 6 mandatory practices before they head back east to their KOH and Gait Cup tournaments. It's also mandatory that the kids come to the Alumni game and picnic no exceptions. The Alumni game this year was the same weekend as the 3D tournament in Denver. Another example this current very successful and undefeated 3D (2017) has a number of key players from South Marin and Ross Valley and are coached by them. I'm sure they would like to keep that team together. Apparently 5 of those boys are headed to SI in the fall and guess who's coming next year to help coach the Outlaws. The SI head coach Chris Packard. Yikes, who are you going to play for? Hopefully these two very powerful organizations can sit down and work out some practical and equitable solutions to these apparent conflicts so that the boys and parents are not put into positions of choosing one over the other as parents have friends and coaches they admire and respect in both organizations. On the other hand it can potentially open up more spots for Nor Cal lacrosse players. However, although neither 3D nor the Outlaws can say you can't try out for the other team from a practical point of view that may be the outcome. I just hope this won't come down to a struggle of egos to see who gets the most local high school blue chip talent to play on their respective teams. That would be sad!!
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Re: 2013 Travel Teams

Postby hansel » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:57 pm

Last weekend was one of the final weekends of travel team lacrosse for the summer and the Adrenaline Sonoma Shootout was the place to be for the top middle school teams. Adrenaline reserves this weekend for a middle school tournament (i.e. players who have just completed 5th through 8th grades) at Sonoma State versus the Adrenaline Challenge high school tournament that was completed earlier in July and won by Chris Rotelli's ADVNC Elite team.

ADVNC, Booth Indians and 3d Select all entered teams in 7/8th grade bracket and the 5/6th grade bracket. All three programs had very strong showings against the competition from AZ, SoCal, OR, WA, etc with multiple local teams making it to the semifinals and with the 3d Select 2017 team and 2019 team winning the championships in their divisions. The 3d 2017 team compiled a 7 and 1 record during the tournament on their way to a championship win by beating the RC Starz 11 to 3 in the finals. The 3d Select 2019 team ran the table with 8 straight wins and no losses while defeating the LA Lazers 15 to 5 in the finals.

Congratulations to all of the teams who attended for a very successful tournament!
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Re: 2013 Travel Teams

Postby laxking » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:43 am

Updates on the new Outlaws program and how things are going? They have not published any rosters to reflect decisions from their first tryouts in August. Word has it that the entire 2017 3d team stayed put with no defectors. Anyone have any insights or info to share? Did the Outlaws field a 2016 and/or 2017 team and if so, where are the rosters? Did they field younger teams, such as 2019? Outlaws websites lists Developmental Sessions being offered now by their staff -- any insights into how those are going from someone who's observed or participated?
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Re: 2013 Travel Teams

Postby SkylineCoach » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:33 am

The Outlaws plan to field 2016 & 2018 teams, and possibly a 2019. After tryouts, they didn't feel the talent for a 2017 team was available / uncommitted elsewhere. The 6 weeks of Sunday clinics are to finish up the 2016 & 2018 rosters and decide on a 2019, as far as I know. 2017 players are also welcome at the clinics, which have been good.
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2013 Top Travel Teams

Postby laxkiwi1 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:09 pm

Taking off from laxking's post on May 26th, 2013. I would agree that 3dlacrosse is the cream of the crop for Northern CA travel teams. Each team's age group have to be individually examined as opposed to saying all U11-U15 organization's age groups are the same.

The 2019 team under Mark Blake won LXMATS (Sin City), won SandStorm (Palm Desert), won Denver Shootout, lost by 1 point to the top two East Coast teams - Team 91 (Long Island) and FCA (Maryland) in the FLG Summer Shootout (Bel Air, MD). They won the Adrenaline Shootout at Sonoma State in July. The 2019 3d team went 33-2 in the 2012-2013 season in those national tournaments.

Something else interesting is recently the Alcatraz Outlaws announced they will recruit a 2018 & 2019 travel team starting this September. I believe the 2019 Outlaw & 2019 3d team may compete in the upcoming Sandstorm tournament on Jan 18-19, 2014.
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Re: 2013 Travel Teams

Postby hansel » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:42 pm

Last weekend a bunch of players from the 3d Select 2017 team were invited to travel east to attend one of two individual showcase events, the Philly Freshman Showcase in PA and Jake Reed's Fall Nike Blue Chip in Charlotte, NC. Here are two write ups from the Philly Freshman Showcase highlighting a few of these players:

http://toplaxrecruits.com/philly-freshm ... b-40-game/

http://www.insidelacrosse.com/news/2013 ... -standouts
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