Discussion in 'Coaches Polls' started by TheRinger, Jun 4, 2008.
You gotta play'em to beat'em
not really, thats what polls are for.
If that's what the polls are for the why are people questioning the polls? A team can go play B level tournaments and have a great win/loss record but have they proved anything? So my comment was for those who think their team should be up in the polls but play lower competition.
..............So if you want to be the best you have to play the best!
I was being sarcastic. ?I agree with you 100% on to be the best you have to play, and beat, the best. ?Its why my dd plays on this level to begin with. ? Polls are funny though in that most teams with good won/loss recs think they belong even though its been against competition that usually does not include the top 10-15 teams. ?Sometimes they do belong in the poll, most of the time not though. ?Our girls won 24 games in a row to start the tournament season. 4 tournament wins. ?Now if we had to consistently play the teams listed in the top 10, or just out of the top 10, game after game, theres no way they ever would've won 24 in a row. ?So while our won/loss record is incredible at this moment, I'm objective enough to know where alot of those 24 wins came from. ?I'd say a third of those games came against teams in the top 10, or against teams I believe would be in the top 10 if they were from Ohio. ?But the other 2/3 were against teams that would not be listed. ? The coaches/parents that complain about not being on there or not as high as they'd like really need to check why they're involved in this sport for young ladies. ?
Noticed though someone gave us 1 10th place vote? ?WHAT!!!!? ? Are the voters crazy? ?When are people going to start giving our girls their just due? ? ? ?just kidding. ?Seriously, I'm kidding. ?I don't even want our girls to show up on that poll. ?We're from PA anyways. ? You couldn't pay me to want to be the #1 team in the poll. ?You become a target. ?The tank. ?I'd rather be the sniper. ?If it meant something like seeding into the nationals or something then I'd care of course. ?People need to realize that it doesn't. ?Just adds more pressure to win. ?Even more pressure if you're one of the teams complaining about where your team is at on the poll or is not on the poll. ?Setting themselves up for a big letdown when they do finally get to play a top team. ?Just play the games, teach the girls how to play, and let them have some fun.
Mike and Coop - I was wondering - do you think you need to play the best to be the best - just was curious. Thanks for your thoughts - have fun at poker this wkd - Coop - thanks for the recommendation on pick-up for my dd - she is doing the AAU basketball thing - see ya guys on Weds
krm your last line said it all let them have some fun! Good luck this summer and maybe we will see you somewhere along the road.
Not in your case Murph you are the best ............... ;D ;D
I think the girls need to be challenged. Beating teams like we did in NWO was not fun or challeging. The girls need to be pushed on every pitch of every inning. They must learn that they can not take a single play off. That could be the play that beats you.
last weekend was interesting at berliner also . We lose a good pool play game 8-4 VS the Classics . The other 2 games on sat were 10-0. Those 2 were useless. 1 game of value out of 3 is not what anyone wants. Only 4-5 of the 10 teams were true travel teams (sorry if I'm forgetting someone) . MD
What are the criteria for a team to be considered a "true travel team"?
I'm thinking not getting run ruled every time you play a well known organization. jmo :-/
I'm not for sure ---ask someone from the Lasers Gold They outscored the other travel teams 80-4 that weekend. MD
If any teams have the 4th of July weekend open (yeah, right) and would like to play, Burrell Fastpitch Org (Furies, Predators org) is hosting the Rumble on the River. Info can be found at :
http://www.nsawpa.com/7-4-08 Tournament Page.htm
Figured posting it here was worth a shot. Definitely not meant to sound like a challenge though. But we'd love to see some of the good Ohio teams come over and play. I know its kind of late and most teams have their schedules set but can't hurt to ask.
That weekend is NSA States in Cincy and GAPSS in Powell.
It is also the JP Wilde in Toledo
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