Posted by POS on September 21, 2018 at 15:59:11:
In Reply to: Go Away Fall Storm and WCP for HS posted by Please on September 21, 2018 at 09:00:14:
: Why are these programs running events right now. Just stop. Storm is running a HS tourney in Palm Springs 9 days before the start of the season. What HS coach would put their team in such an event and risk injury right before the start of the season. WCP is running a non viewing even for club. Please just stop. I know you guys need money but let the kids get ready for their HS seasons and risk not getting injured for meaningless events. HS players please boycott these events. They make enough money off of you in the summer.
I really like your rationale don't play in these events because I don't think it is right. Who nominated you the voice of reason?? Oh that's right you did because you think your opinion matters over everyone else's. Don't risk injuries playing in these games but playing in a fall league is fine? What getting hurt in a high school game is better than getting hurt in a club game? Right now both a fall league game and this club tournament are meaningless and if a kid gets hurt in either one it would be bad. But, kids can get injured anytime of the year doing the simplest thing. They can get hurt during practice, messing around with friends, walking across the street. What you are saying just show how ignorant you truly are about basketball. As a coach, I would want to play some really good competition a week or so before the start of season. I am jumping at the opportunity. That game could show me so much rather than sitting out fall or the final weeks and just practicing. What if my first game is against a good team but my kids fold under pressure because we haven't played anybody good in a month or longer. I want to throw my team into the fire as much as possible. I want my starters to play to simulate game speed. You can't do that during practice. So as you scream boycott many of us coaches will gladly sign up for these games. Let us coaches decide what is best for our team. If you feel like you don't want your kid to play because you are afraid of her getting hurt, then don't have her play. She will not be missed at all and the other kids on the team will benefit from her absence. Let us coaches do our jobs and stop interfering with things that you know nothing about. Just be a parent and stop thinking that your voice or your opinion matters because it doesn't.
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