The Battle of the Hot Beds, one of the major events on the summer travel schedule, is scheduled for Sunday, July 24 through Wednesday, July 27 at the University of Delaware.
For a look at the schedule, click here.
Here’s a rundown of the teams that will be competing:
|1763 Lacrosse Club|
|3D Select 2012|
|3D Select 2012|
|3D Select White|
|Black Jacks Black|
|Black Jacks Red|
|Conn Lax Club|
|JLC (Jacksonville Lacrosse Club)|
|Florida Rising Star|
|Golden Gate Elite 2012|
|Golden Gate Elite 2013
Golden State Titans
|L.I. Pride Blue|
|L.I. Pride Gold|
Mass Elite Red
|Mass Elite White|
|Minn Elite U-16|
|Minn Elite U-17|
|Minn Jaxx Blue|
|Minn Jaxx White|
|New Jersey Lacrosse|
|Old North State|
|Super Star 2013 Blue Elite|
|Superstar 2012 Blue Elite|
|Team FLC Texas|
|Team One Orange
Team One Red
|Top Gun Clams Orange|
|Top Gun Clams 2014|
|West Rock Orange|
|West Rock White|
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I think it is interesting that all of these schools run as club teams in the offseason. I wonder if any Section 1 teams will do that soon…I guess that is really the West Islip model, or at least they were the first ones I can remember doing that. Does anyone remember what year NY State changed the rules about high school coaches working with club teams? It must have been about ten years ago now. Anyway this list of schools is like a whose who of Class A schools in Section 8 and 11. Section 1 let’s get with the program!
Unless your school has some serious depth/ talent and enough kids to travel as a group it may not the best experience for the players.
For example, team XXX consists solely of players from the XXX school district and are scheduled to play an “elite” team. In most cases team XXX will not see the ball on offense and the only kids getting a workout are the defensive players who may be demoralized by the loss and the goalie spends most of the afternoon digging balls out from the back of the cage. Not to mention that when the team makes substitutions will those players be able to compete with the second line of elite players (who might all be better than team XXX’s starters)
Then again, if properly scheduled by the coach the same group could still win or lose games by a few goals and gain a meaningful experience.
I would approach the varsity coaches, and include them, in order to get an objective evaluation of team xxx’s ability.
you’re right, it needs to be a varsity coach that starts this. the fact is though, when West Islip and Team Smithtown got their start they weren’t just rolling over teams. it takes time to build. The results are proven though…you will get a program in a school district with talentn and experience all over the field and not just one or two all-stars per team. worth the risk in my opinion.
Big changes to the rosters for the WestRock teams for Hotbeds . Does anyone have the updated versions?
Yorktown has done it the last 2yrs.
Colgate players received emails from their AD this morning naming MIke Murphy as the new lacrosse Head Coach. He has been an Army assistant coach/ defensive coordinator for the past eight seasons.
Team Central is Legit
Like 7-8 D! commits. Harvard, Yale, Navy, Virgina, Umass. Think they have to be a contender with Ward Melville, and Florida. Minnesota Elite is also very good in the past.
WestRock White- Younger Team
Dan Campbell- Somers
Joe Buzzeti-Clarks South
Jake Kawalchuk- Mahopac
WestRock – Orange
Charlie Murphy-Byram Hills
Mike Kavanaugh-Clarks South
Coach- Lew Janavey-Somers
Was wondering why some Yorktown kids are playing for Westrock and Superstar? I thought they all played for the No Limit team. It would be hard enough to be competetive on the summer circuit if they had everyone.
These 3 kids from ytown played no limit this summer. I believe thats over so this is no issue.
Just another example of even though These guys did not play WestRock Lew J gives them an opportunity to go to Hotbds. A lot of other guys would not do this, cause they played elsewhere.
Both these teams as well as Superstar look like they will be middle of the road. Primetime may not fare very well looking at that roster.
who is on the Primetime Roster?
To clear it up for all; the three Yorktown players who play for Team Superstar 2012 Blue have been with the program from its inception and remained loyal to the approach offered by Colsey and staff. Two of the West Rock Orange players from Somers played all Summer (and the past couple of years) with the Team Superstar 2012 White team. The TS White team is at Champ Camp and I don’t know if these palyers are pulling a double this week but you are right to commend Coach J for letting them go to Hot Beds.
The Prime Time “A team” (for lack of a better term) is at Champ Camp so you’re right that this team may not fair well. Coach J may not have recruited the right Yorktown guys to make a difference. Give a little more credit to the Team Superstar squad, they have lost only once the Summer and last week won their division at the Bulldog Bash to qualify for the Dicks’ tournament in FL this winter.
Primetime is definitely not A and B — it is split based on age not talent. The team at Champ Camp is exclusively seniors(2012). The Team in Hotbeds is virtually all their 2013s (usually made up of Jack lambert, Tom Beck, Conley, Marasco etc). Due to injuries/conflicts, however, a lot of the regulars can’t make it so it has been filled out with some rising sophs –so yes it is a very young squad and may have its hands full as such.
Is Tommy Beck back in action?
sgt hulka, on the streets of Cross River is that Tommy is rehabbing hard and looking to return to action in the late Fall.
Recognize, I think the adding of players by Westrock is more that Lew J doesn’t want his Westrock team spanked down at Hotbeds.
TB Toad: The Primetime team at Champ Camp is the 2012 team. The Primetime Team going to Hotbeds is the 2013 team and Andrew Larrabee is its #1 goalie. My sense is that most people feel that the Primetime “A “team is going to Hotbeds.
no there are 5 commits on the 2012 team the teams were solely based on age with the exception of larriabee because the goalie quota was already filled on the 2012 team with danehy and branca
Looking at the champ camp website team superstar is not winning many games at champ camp.
No, they certainly didn’t but that was their 2012 White Team. Their 2012 Blue Team is doing very well at HotBeds. I believe they are 8-0 so far. The 2013 Blue Team is doing well there too.
I think the thing guys have to do to go to Hotbeds with Lew is show an interest.
He extends the invitation to his summer regulars first and if guys choose to not go ($600+ plus travel costs) he fills in with interested “others”. There is no gamesmanship going on he’s just trying to fill roster spots, which is hard to do, especially during tough economic times when many simply cannot afford to go.
As far as the team doing well, who cares? Westrock is already on just about every coach’s “must see” list because they are one of the highest profile teams that attends. I guarantee you this, their sideline will be ringed with coaches through the weekend like they always are and the guys will get looked at. Any guy who complains that he didn’t get looked at at Hotbeds, while playing with the Rock, is not telling the truth. lol. Lew also does a tremendous job networking the coaches, DI – DIII, throughout the weekend; his days are long and productive no matter how the team is doing. Look for a couple of WR guys in the allstar game too. They’ll be fine.
Win every game if you can, but if you can’t, then look good while losing. LOL.
Good luck to all the players…hustle, hustle, hustle…you never know who is watching you!
Lew fills his team with players not on WestRock for the whole summer, because he has to. Many of the WestRock players dont go to Hotbeds because they’ve already committed, and there’s no point.
Section1: Really???-what players on either the rising senior or rising junior team have committed? If there wasn’t so many new travel teams popping up everywhere around Westchester, Westrock would be picking up the rear!
I’m not sure of the whole roster, but I know players like Tom Cirillo and Kris Alleyne committed. I also just know this happens every year, and it’s why Lew brings them up for this tourney.
Hotbeds website has posted tonite’s All-Star teams. 2012 All-stars from Sect 1: Kevin Schurr(som.), Andrew Larrabee (BH)and Jack Gladstone (HG). 2013 team is Connor Vercruysse from Y.
Team Superstar 2012 Blue goes 11-1 at Hotbeds and loses 5-4 in the Final Four to West Islip.
Team Superstar 2013 Blue goes 9-2 at Hotbeds.
Say whatever you want, Superstar was THE Elite team from Section 1/ Fairfield County at Hotbeds. Period.
Final Four was Ward Melville, West Islip, Superstar and Florida Hammerheads. Great Tournament!
Do you know how the two teams with the first round bye were selected? I see that 6 teams went 10-0, therefore making it a six team playoff structure. West Islip must have been well rested playing Superstar and only winning by a goal. Ward Melville on the other hand won back to back to back games right after each other to take the title. It just seems like a break in between the games would have helped.
Kind of a tough deal for playoffs at Hotbeds and Ward Melville winning the whole thing is just incredible being that those kids had to play in THREE straight games, back to back to back, with ZERO rest. Just awesome! The top 6 teams were all 10-0…that is correct, and the seeding criteria was Total Goal Differential, which is tough! Why not take the top 8 teams and make everyone play the same number of games with the same amount of time in between.
Team Superstar placed 4 players in the All-Star Game-
Gladstone, Schurr, Gravitte and Riley