How many gold points do you think will be needed to qualify for nationals?
How many points were needed last year?
Last year was somewhere around 40 points, if memory serves me correctly. But
what does it matter? That was last year.
It definitely is much tougher than just a few short years ago when just 5 or 10
points was all that was needed. This just shows what happens when the parity of
softball ( a different thread currently running in the newsgroup) is in full
force. I'm afraid that the Gold division will never be the same again.
It will remain my opinion that the Gold division has been diluted to the point
that the level of competition will never be at the point it was even three
years ago. The "business" of scholarship chasing can be fingered as the main
reason. Unfortunately however, there have been too many "non-business" people
who didn't understand the nature and the spirit for which this division was
originally intended and have brought it down to the level you watch being
played today. Don't get me wrong, it's not lousy softball being played, but it
could be and has been better.
6. Gold Points
10. 18U Gold Points
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