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Does Player Size Determine Potential?

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This week a discussion has been taking place about whether or not player size determines ability or potential. (Full disclosure: I’m not very tall.) While overall the sentiment seems to be that if you work hard it doesn’t matter, some people seem to think that it DOES affect the recruiting process.

teamgoon68 posted the following:

I know it stinks to be small and played wrongly at positions. I was 4’8 81lbs going into my first year of U-13 but deffinitly not my first year of lax! I got extremely under played and I saw it happen to my brother through high school but finally my brother got to be a starter. Back on topic some coaches look at disadvantages of a player and forget to weigh out the pros. So I thought well did I forget to do something. So I came up with this why don’t we come up with ways to make a impression, and also dominate our disadvantages and make the pesky things pros! If you can relate I wanna here your story!

What do you think? Does size really matter? How can a player overcome their vertical challenges? Have a success story for our poster? Have your voice be heard in the Community Forum!

About the author

Kevin Rowen

Kevin grew up in Irvine, CA where he started playing lacrosse in the 6th grade. He played for multiple teams in the Adrenaline Starz organization back in the days before Adrenaline was an official sponsor, and played four years for the Northwood High School Timberwolves. Now, Kevin attends UCLA and plays attack for the Bruins. Follow Kevin on twitter @krowen.