Re: Antelope Valley Christmas Tourn

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Posted by Idea on December 26, 2016 at 21:09:38:

In Reply to: Re: Antelope Valley Christmas Tourn posted by Waste on December 26, 2016 at 20:37:14:

: : What's up with this tournament?

: A top tier team hosts a tournament that no good teams will travel to attend. Either Antelope Valley should scrap the tourney and travel this week to face some real competition or they need to make it an invitational and find sponsors to attract some worthwhile teams. I think the coach continues the tourney for fundraising reasons, but it is a real sad looking field for a team who went to the state finals last year and is looking to compete for another CIF title this year. Outside of money for his program it is probably less work for his kids than a typical practice for the game competition.

Cajon fell into the same trap a while back but I think one or two years they held a tournament at their site for fundraising purposes but did not play in the tournament. They had some great teams and went and played in some tough tourneys when the tournament they hosted was known for being below average to average competition at best. Antelope Valley might want to try that. Host a tournament for teams in the desert who are not very good but don't play in it. Then you get the money and your kids can go play up in a different tournament.

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