Here’s the Best 7th Grade Lacrosse Player in the World

Posted on April 24, 2014 by

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Here's the Best 7th Grade Lacrosse Player in the World

Meet John Cohen. Cohen is a 7th grader at the IMG Academy. He’s 5 feet tall and weighs 95lbs. There’s one more thing you should know about this kid – he plays on the high school lacrosse team and tears it up. Watch the clip below and enjoy.

“You’re five feet nothing. A hundred nothing.”

Cohen makes Rudy look like a chump.

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  • name

    Most of these are cherry pick goals on the crease on a fast break. Sure he has decent hands but the best of anything he is not. Being in the right place at the right time is good but not worth the hype.

    There’s better stories out there right guys? C’mon man.

  • name

    Most of these are cherry pick goals on the crease on a fast break. Sure he has decent hands but the best of anything he is not. Being in the right place at the right time is good but not worth the hype.

    There’s better stories out there right guys? C’mon man.

  • name

    Most of these are cherry pick goals on the crease on a fast break. Sure he has decent hands but the best of anything he is not. Being in the right place at the right time is good but not worth the hype.

    There’s better stories out there right guys? C’mon man.

  • name

    Most of these are cherry pick goals on the crease on a fast break. Sure he has decent hands but the best of anything he is not. Being in the right place at the right time is good but not worth the hype.

    There’s better stories out there right guys? C’mon man.

  • name

    Most of these are cherry pick goals on the crease on a fast break. Sure he has decent hands but the best of anything he is not. Being in the right place at the right time is good but not worth the hype.

    There’s better stories out there right guys? C’mon man.

  • blank

    The kids good but, he’s also playing in Florida against some pretty suspect talent. Judging from the video, it looks like some of the opposition is in their first or second year of playing. I don’t know that he’d be able to perform that way against boys from New York or Maryland.

  • blank

    The kids good but, he’s also playing in Florida against some pretty suspect talent. Judging from the video, it looks like some of the opposition is in their first or second year of playing. I don’t know that he’d be able to perform that way against boys from New York or Maryland.

    • anthony

      number 5′s behind the back goal wasn’t from a first or second year guy. just sayin

      • anthony

        at 2:24

        • blank

          Yeah the guy’s on his team are decent, but those aren’t the players he’s competing against in the video. IMG Academy is basically a school for athletics. They bring in athletes from al over the country and world. It started out as an elite tennis academy (Maria Sharipova got her training there) then they opened up other elite training facilities for other sports, Russell Wilson prepared for the NFL there. Just recently, they started a private prep school on their campus. So obviously the kids on his team are pretty good but the guys he’s playing against are clearly new to the sport, ie the goalie’s stance 14 seconds into the video, again at 17 seconds, and again at 34 seconds. The defenders body/stick positioning positioning, really the whole defense at 1:08. The defenders at 1:35, 1:48 where they just let the guy catch and shoot while standing right next to him, 2:10 where two defenders slide to him one of whom is guarding the air, 2:33 is pretty bad also, 2:53 where they are just swinging sticks. All indicative of new or inexperienced players. Plus, like name said it’s a lot of dunk goals on the crease. Most of the teams seem to be running a zone type defense and are getting caught ball watching allowing him to back door, or they are getting beat by fast breaks. I never said the kid was bad, I just said I doubt he’d be able to do that against more experienced players from areas where lacrosse is more developed and the players are more experienced. He may be the best 7th grader in Florida, and he deserves some credit for competing against high schoolers, but you put him on the field against Boy’s Latin, Smithtown West, or even some of the Midwest schools like Culver or Brother Rice, it would be a different story. I would even say that if you put him on the field against a 7th grade Maryland Crabs team or Tenacious Turtles team, though he’d be competitive, I don’t think he’d be the best player on the field.

  • CT lax

    90% of this video is fast break and man up opportunities. The fact that this doesn’t even show how he fares against man to man coverage is a joke. To label him best in the world is laughable. He’s got nice hands and vision for the game. But then again so do hundreds of thousands of kids his age in the northeast and mid-atlantic.

  • Unimpressed

    What’s next? “Here’s the Best Two-Month-Old Lacrosse Player”?