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You have it backwards. Most parents are realistic, but IF your kid is

going to be a superstar (and I define that by getting at least a partial scholarship at a power 5 school (or equivalent), then he or she isn't getting there without that training.

My nephew plays Elite and the parents I know are very realistic about their kid's chances but want them to compete at the highest level.

That being said, my nephew plays keeper and has a real shot. He is long, and lean with huge hands at 13 years old. If he can grow another two inches (he is 5'10 now), a scholly is almost a certainty. If he grows 4-6 inches, he can go all the way. I truly believe that. I also truly believe that isn't a possibility without exposure to the top leagues at this age.

My younger son is a player. He can strike the ball at 8 years old harder than any kid I've ever seen... he consistently hurts my hands from 18 yards out (I was a keeper in high school) and puts severe dip on the ball when he hits it pure. We want to see how he can do, but have no illusions he is going to be a superstar... but if he keeps developing, who knows. I just know we will continue to play him at the highest level possible and see what happens. I also know he will only play as long as he enjoys it. This is for him... not us.

(In response to this post by Mg234)

Posted: 05/26/2020 at 09:09AM


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