... more St. Cath. A's trades???

... more St. Cath. A's trades???

Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:07 pm

Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:15 pm #1

... the roster for last night's thumping at the hands of Brampton was missing Joel Matthews, Shane Adams, and Mike Melnychenko - all outstanding scorers in their last year of Jr. eligibility. Matthews is more than likely suspended as a result of the multiple game misconducts for abuse of officials incurred in the last game, but nothing under "Transactions" re him or the others on the OLA site... anyone know any more???
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Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:13 pm

Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:24 pm #2

As per ilindoor.

Joel Matthews and Shane Adams were traded to Six Nations for multiple picks and undisclosed amount of cash.

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Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:27 pm #3

St. Kitts is in 8th place ,the last playoff position.If the Beach wins one game there is a tie.St. Kitts beat the Beach twice ,therefore St. Kitts will make the playoffs.I am sure a lot of fans will want to see a team that has sold out .
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Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:48 am #4

St. Catharines Jr A needs to start by cleaning house.

They need a new board, not just filled with parents wanting their kids in Jr. People that know the game.

New GM- One that would have fired the coaches that can't teach the game. Coaching Pro is easy compared to Jr. You still need to teach at Jr level, at Pro you show them systems that will beat the other team (you cant tell me they have to tell JT how to play lacrosse) I would have let them stay on as far as the KW lose then fired them.

Jr b: The coaches are not ready for this level. They are still in need of learning to coach. And poor player decisions.
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Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:54 am #5

I'd love to hear what your credentials are when you go as far as suggesting that either of the Jr A or Jr B coaches are ready for this level. Where do Kilgour and Lines have to start -- minor level and work their way up to Jr. A. Further, Attwood has been coaching minor (midget level) in both box and field successfully for years.

Throw your application in. You and Tommy T would take these teams to the National Championships.
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Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:12 am #6

- that's just ridiculous. But a lot of A's fans are questioning why experienced coaches would pre-determine what systems they would implement, insisting on playing lines that ran both ways, in spite of the fact that virtually all of the players signed had been playing either Offence OR Defence roles exclusively since their PeeWee days.
The A's had, arguably, the most offensive talent on any team in the league going into the season. Matthews, Adams, Melnychenko, Daradick, Attwood - all players who haven't played any serious defensive role in the previous 6-8 years were suddenly being asked to run both ways. Other lesser offensively-skilled players who haven't run a single offensive set in the same amount of time were suddenly being asked to score goals.
Although there is a long-overdue emphasis in Minor lax to eliminate specialists, and encourage well-rounded players, the fruits of that initiative have yet to graduate to Jr. lax, which begs the question, why not tailor your system to your personnel and their strengths?
Yes, I know, Orangeville regularly schools teams that can't or won't run both ways to stop their transition game, but force-feeding this system on under-skilled, inexperienced players who grew up only knowing one way (offence OR defence) was an unmitigated disaster. I don't care how good of a coach you are, you can't change the spots on a leopard to stripes in 1 training camp, and particularly given half the team missed most of it fulfilling their NCAA obligations.
As far as the executive, God bless anyone who volunteers their time and energy to run a non-profit amateur organization. But clearly, the conflicts of interest that exist when your son is on the team, and you have a vote on hiring and firing the Coaches and the GM (5 of the top 8 executives on the current executive are player parents), nepotism is bound to raise it's ugly head at some point, either overtly, or subliminally. Nepotism is the single most destructive aspect in ANY organization.
If the A's executive wants to have any credibility in the St. Catharines lacrosse community, they need to put a rule into effect that says all player parents are welcome to volunteer their time and efforts, but only in non-voting roles for the duration of their sons' Jr. careers.
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Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:38 am #7

St. Kitts is in 8th place ,the last playoff position.If the Beach wins one game there is a tie.St. Kitts beat the Beach twice ,therefore St. Kitts will make the playoffs.I am sure a lot of fans will want to see a team that has sold out .
Your math is correct daverlax St Catharines is in 8th place for now and would face 6nations or Whitby in a best of 5 series with little hope of winning a single game (currently on a 10 game winless streak) They have not sold out as you so graciously have stated but realize that they need to retool for the following year which they should have done last year.....They will be back because it is St Catharines and no matter what people say is and always will be a PROUD lacrosse hotbed.......
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