Posted by truth on December 03, 2017 at 19:05:19:
In Reply to: Bosco and .500 or better effect posted by Coach on December 03, 2017 at 18:30:30:
: Did I read this correctly? Bosco a trinity league team playing against a bunch of lower level schools in the Buena Park tournament?
: this is clearly a reaction to CIF requiring a winning record to make it to playoffs. They were never challenged and never really tested themselves.
: Question is would it be better to play a higher quality tournament and go 2 and 2 against competition you will see in CIF or pick an easy tournament and go 4-0?
Yes and yes.. Sure you get better getting tested, but yes, starting 4-0 is a good thing, especially considering they may only win 2-3 games in the Trinity League. So as far as being sharp for the playoffs, they'll get toughened up in league. Will a game in November have an effect in February? Doubtful. Teams change so much from week-to-week in terms of improvement, slumps, injuries, attitude, parents, etc. So let's say you get beat up in November playing, say LB Poly. What is the benefit? I'd say a bigger concern would be what non-league singles are they playing and what post-Christmas tourney are they in? That's far more important in getting ready as it's the week before league starts.
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