Posted by h00pzdad on July 30, 2018 at 09:26:33:
In Reply to: Re: NCAA certified tournaments...which was better Storm or EOT/Swoosh? posted by No Contest on July 30, 2018 at 08:07:36:
: : Looking for honest opinion
: EOT hands down.
: Better teams, more coaches.
: Most importantly - A/C.
: Momentous is an oven in the summer and an ice box in the winter. LOL
Just curious and not trying to stir anything up but was Storm D1 certified this year? I know that was an issue in the past.
EOT was better than last year in many ways including more teams/better competition and more college coaches.
But there were a few important ways in which EOT took a step back and I hope they will look at these areas next year.
1. The college coach seating was expanded due to increased coach attendance but that meant parents and benches shared one sideline and it got very crowded.
2. The referees sucked. Seriously, they were an embarrassment, even for an event that was co-hosted by Swoosh. For part of Saturday there were 3 trainee refs per game which helped but the rest of the games were terrible, with referees casually walking the floors and not in the correct position to make calls.
3. The AC was turned off in the evenings, probably around 8 pm. Then the refs were dogging it even more than they did the rest of the time.
And this year they started charging for parking whereas last year it was free. Oh well, nothing good lasts forever.
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