Categories: clam_chatter Date: Aug 12, 2011 Title: What does it all mean?The Clam program, like most others, has many different team descriptors...here's what they all mean
Clams Program Glossary of Terms
“Seasoned” – This indicates a team where most of the players have committed to a college or university.
“Blue” – This indicates our strongest teams.
“Orange”* – This indicates our second tier teams. * It’s important to note that we never intend to put a Clam team on the field where players are not strong college prospects.
(Orange teams generally see most of their players end up in D3 programs, while Blue teams tend to see most of their players end up at D1 or turn down D1 offers to go to high D2/D3 programs).
“Rising” – This indicates either a team where players have not played a high school varsity season, or where players have not been identified as full-fledged Clams yet. In the case of a team where we fully believe, once they come of age, they will immediately earn Fighting Clam recognition, the “AA” tag will be added to title (see below).
“AA” – This distinction means within their age/ability category, our coaches believe players on this team to be unusually talented. This will be added when appropriate to our strongest 2013, 2014 & 2015 teams this fall.
“A” – This distinction means a team where we believe the majority of players have a strong probability of becoming “AA” players with continued progress.
“Team Top Gun” – This team is loosely, but not directly, affiliated with the Clams. Team Top Gun will consist of players who are being closely monitored by Clam coaches, and from whose ranks new Clams may be pulled. These players who have not earned the right to be called Clams yet.
“Littlenecks” – Our middle school teams