Hockeydaddy wrote:So what do you do about the kids from big associations who aren't chosen for their A squad? Because little Suzie doesn't get along with the A coach's kid she gets banished to the B team, and now she has no shot to go to state? I
There are many skaters selected for their association's A teams who don't really have a legitimate "shot" at state either, due to low numbers, or a shallow talent pool. I think, perhaps naively, that coaches select players that they believe will help the team be successful.
in the larger associations politics are played after the top ten kids, it's a fact. Maybe they should just not even play at all if you don't play A, is that what you're saying?
How has this "fact" been established. While your personal experience may support this statement, it is still an opinion. Also, I would never say (and I don't think I did), that if a skater doesn't play A trhey shouldn't play. I'm just wondering if there were no B state tournament if it would encourage associations to field A teams that currently don't. If winning state, or having a "shot" at state is the reason teams are playing B instead of A then eliminating the tournament would make a difference.
No, how about you don't get to send a team t
o state if you don't send an A team? That would force more rainbow situations, I wou
Sorry, I don't know what a rainbow situation is. Smarter folks than me will need to weigh in here. It's complicated, and I'm just interested in what others think. Thanks.[/list][/code][/quote]