How late is TOO late??

How late is TOO late??

Post by Coach Ric » Sun, 19 Aug 2001 08:08:57


I'm curious if SoCal or any other parts of the country have rules regarding
late night or middle of the night games times with younger age groups (10's
and 12's)? In June, Disney had my 10U team scheduled for a 10PM start that
turned into an 11:30PM start due to weather. Additionally... NSA east
nationals in Florida had 10's starting games at 2AM - 3AM, also due to
weather. Does anyone find this a little out of line for kids that age? At
3AM in the morning, talent and skill have very little to due with the
outcome of a 10U game.

Rick

 
 
 

How late is TOO late??

Post by Bill Bracke » Sun, 19 Aug 2001 09:42:36

This has always been an issue.  I do know of one coach that threathend to
sue ASA at a tournament if his team wasn't given a game break in between
games.  They gave him a game break.  Just threathen to sue.

Seriously,  there are many issues to these large tournaments.  I think the
biggest problem is that they are just too big.  There should probably be
more regional qualifying tournaments so that when you get to that big
national tournament, there are only 32 teams and not 90.  The obvious
problem with smaller tournaments is that they don't generate as much revenue
for the tournament organizers and the surrounding community.

Gee, thought we were in this for the girls.....


Quote:
> I'm curious if SoCal or any other parts of the country have rules
regarding
> late night or middle of the night games times with younger age groups
(10's
> and 12's)? In June, Disney had my 10U team scheduled for a 10PM start that
> turned into an 11:30PM start due to weather. Additionally... NSA east
> nationals in Florida had 10's starting games at 2AM - 3AM, also due to
> weather. Does anyone find this a little out of line for kids that age? At
> 3AM in the morning, talent and skill have very little to due with the
> outcome of a 10U game.

> Rick


 
 
 

How late is TOO late??

Post by ELUCID » Tue, 21 Aug 2001 13:00:57

It won't stop until you refuse to let your girls or your daughter play. There's
complaints and questions about the abuse. And at the same time the teams
continue to play, no matter what.