Posted by Person on November 19, 2018 at 09:48:40:
I've noticed this 2018-2019 season that a lot of schools are dropping out of tournaments at the last minute, even after signing a C.I.F. contract to participate in that tournament.
This is one of the WORST things to do if you're a Head Coach of the team dropping in terms of common etiquette and C.I.F. rules. Tournament directors spend countless months, days and hours preparing, staffing, setting up schedules, hiring referees and to pull out at the last minute is absolutely in poor taste. No excuse for it.
It's a bad example to set for your players to drop out at the last minute, makes you look like you run a disorganized program in front of your parents and school administration, and ruins the basketball reputation of your school for present and future years. Nobody will want to schedule you for a game because you will drop from your game if your team is less talented, you have injuries to your star player, or you're missing your football players, or you can't pay the tournament entry fee. All of these are facets of your program to be accounted for before-hand, when you make your initial decision to enter the tournament in the first place.
Your decision to drop out messes up everything else with no regard for the stress you put the tournament director under to fill your slot at the last minute.
Absolutey awful !!!!!!
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