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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HAVING A PRE-SEASON TOURNEY?
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Just speaking for my guys, its enough
just to get my own club ready for the
regular season, and we need every week
of practice we can get.

I think with all that our guys have on
their plate, adding another "big" event
would be a bit too much. Eleven regular
season games (with 2-3 out of town games)
plus the playoffs, that's plenty! And
that's after three weekends of practice
(6 practices in all).

That's just us. Other teams might feel
different. When I make out the schedule
I'll take into account anybody's requests
so if 3 or maybe 4 teams wanted something
like that it could be arranged, perhaps.

I think one of the reasons my club has been
so fortunate during the regular season over the years is because we tend to focus and
channel our efforts to a very specific type
of schedule at a very specific time of year,
and keep everything else to a minimum.

Again, that's just us.
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11 regular season games is not alot! Plus there are only a few teams play or practice during the fall.
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For some people 11 regular season games is
not a lot.

However, knowing my team like I do, the
majority of my players have families
that make demands upon their time,
limiting us to one game per weekend
at most. I can speak directly to this.

Plus, many of my players are older generally
in average age than on other teams. This often means
that they may be further along in their
careers, causing added work responsibilities
and often a great deal of travel. Again,
I can speak to this as well.

In addition, many of my players coach
high school, which often takes them away for
many Saturdays and even Sundays if there's
tournaments. The partner at my firm can speak
directly to this.

Knowing my team like I do, we're tapped
out with exactly what we do already. I'm
not going to argue with 16 years of
experience and success.

However, that's just speaking for MY team.
I don't stand in the way of anyone else
wanting to play more. Let me know and I'll
schedule more for them.

Remember, the GCLA is designed to be a
"Big Tent", comprised of many different
types of teams. Some might want to play 15-20
games per season, some just 4-6.

The GCLA exists for those that need us,
and to serve the sport and its teams.
And we're here to have fun.

Love the enthusiasm. Just let me know what
kind of schedule you want for your Crosspoint/FCA team this spring.
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Will not have one this year I will be bringing my guys into the B/C family.

As for careers I have spent the past 22 years devoted to both playing lacrosse(High School,USCLA and now GCLA) and as a precision machinist, and the past(11 yrs) as a Manufacturing Engineer. I also have a family that I am devoted to, we just set time aside during lacrosse season as we have since my wife and I met 8 years ago.

During my 6 years in the Army ( 3 yrs with the Rangers and 3 with the 5th Special Forces Group) I continued playing. I played with the Atlanta Lacrosse Club from 1987-1989 and then the Nashville Lacrosse Club
from 1989-1992.

So it's not about careers and family. If it was, then we would only spend our time doing only working and being with our wives and children.
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I wasn't commenting on you or any other
team. They are all different and I have respect
for everyone's wishes.

I was asked if there would be interest,
and I replied on behalf of my team and gave
the reasons why. That's just my team.

Good luck.
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