Will/Did you make it to nationals?

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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by lolliexdd » April 14th, 2011, 3:23 pm

soccerisforlosers wrote:my team meets 7 days a week. but each event does not meet every day. each event has a different coach so the coach sets up the meeting to whatever time he/she wants. and we meet from 1 hour to 4 hours, depending on the event and what day it is.
Wow, that's really interesting. If only we had enough coaches for that..
Tramsarran wrote:I wish my team could have had a whole lot more practices and some time to actually test our stuff before going there. We dominated NYC Regionals but were dominated by the rest of NY at states. Maybe that can change next year but I don't think it will considering that we only have meetings for an hour for 4 out of the 5 weekdays and a lot of the time the meetings are cancelled. Still, for all the teams that made it to Nationals, how much time do you guys spend on sci oly stuff? I know a few of my teamates who had worked really hard outside of school but didn't get anything to show for their efforts.
That's more than our team. We used to meet 1-2 days a week and now since states is in about 2 weeks, it's 3 days a week. Meets are 1 hour to 1.5 hours. And most of the team skips because they "work at home". Only about 6 people are at practice at any given time usually. that's probably why we never even reach top ten at states. -____-
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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by fishman100 » April 14th, 2011, 6:22 pm

We meet...once a week :P

But we all do a lot of studying alone and with our partners, so I guess it all evens out!
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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by Tramsarran » April 15th, 2011, 7:43 pm

Only after we realized that we were moving on to states did we start having meetings more than on Monday and Tuesday and because the teacher's have meetings on Thursday we moved to Wednesday and the schedule kept changing. I think mostly everyone on my team did more studying on my team the week before Regionals than all the months before. I know I did most of my studying between Regionals and States because of the additon of Awesome Aquifers, Compute This and Bottle Rocket and because I wasn't really serious before. Doesn't it seem like most of the people who have Scioly accounts are the pros? If you're reading this you probably have what it takes to make it to Nationals or you already have, right? Maybe I'll be there next year.
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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by Kokonilly » April 15th, 2011, 8:57 pm

Tramsarran wrote:Doesn't it seem like most of the people who have Scioly accounts are the pros? If you're reading this you probably have what it takes to make it to Nationals or you already have, right? Maybe I'll be there next year.
Haha, that does seem to be the trend, but many people on here don't make it to nationals. Or even state. :? So yes, though many deserve to go to nats, they don't. C'est la vie.

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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by aubrey048 » April 16th, 2011, 6:02 am

Kokonilly wrote:
Tramsarran wrote:Doesn't it seem like most of the people who have Scioly accounts are the pros? If you're reading this you probably have what it takes to make it to Nationals or you already have, right? Maybe I'll be there next year.
Haha, that does seem to be the trend, but many people on here don't make it to nationals. Or even state. :?
For those of you who don't know, I'm one of the above. My team is SUPER TINY (as in 10 people, 4 of which actually belong in division B), but I care a lot. Maybe we'll make it to state one day. (Hah!)
So we're not all from pro teams.
Kokonilly wrote:So yes, though many deserve to go to nats, they don't. C'est la vie.
Aww, thanks! SYMPATHY! (I'd kill to get to go to Nats)
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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by winneratlife » April 16th, 2011, 7:55 am

Kokonilly wrote:
Tramsarran wrote:Doesn't it seem like most of the people who have Scioly accounts are the pros? If you're reading this you probably have what it takes to make it to Nationals or you already have, right? Maybe I'll be there next year.
Haha, that does seem to be the trend, but many people on here don't make it to nationals. Or even state. :? So yes, though many deserve to go to nats, they don't. C'est la vie.
*feels the :? pointing at him*

But then again, I don't deserve nats anyways. I don't think. I was a beast last year. I kind of chilled this year; I mean, it's a team competition; no matter how great you are, if the rest of your team isn't motivated, you're not going to nats.

And, on another note, Koko takes French? :o

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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by thewinner » April 16th, 2011, 10:24 am

Yeah, I think a lot of the people on here are pretty dedicated. However, the rest of their team may not be. I'm lucky I'm from a pro district. This year at states, the top two in both divisions were schools from our district. But, I don't know ANYONE here from Community (the NJ Div B powerhouse that won states 11 years in a row and won nationals twice). So I guess not all the pros are on Scioly.
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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by Kokonilly » April 16th, 2011, 2:40 pm

aubrey048 wrote:(I'd kill to get to go to Nats)
Well... don't...
winneratlife wrote:And, on another note, Koko takes French? :o
No, I'm in Spanish. That doesn't mean I don't know some French sayings, though.
thewinner wrote:Yeah, I think a lot of the people on here are pretty dedicated. However, the rest of their team may not be. I'm lucky I'm from a pro district. This year at states, the top two in both divisions were schools from our district. But, I don't know ANYONE here from Community (the NJ Div B powerhouse that won states 11 years in a row and won nationals twice). So I guess not all the pros are on Scioly.
Yeah, I don't think Troy or Centerville have a strong presence here (correct me if I'm wrong).

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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by new horizon » April 16th, 2011, 4:48 pm

thewinner wrote:Yeah, I think a lot of the people on here are pretty dedicated. However, the rest of their team may not be. I'm lucky I'm from a pro district. This year at states, the top two in both divisions were schools from our district. But, I don't know ANYONE here from Community (the NJ Div B powerhouse that won states 11 years in a row and won nationals twice). So I guess not all the pros are on Scioly.
Even though Community doesn't have a large group of people here, I'm sure everyone is familiar with scioly and checks this site a lot but they don't create accounts. Few members on my team have sciolys and even fewer actually use their accounts on a regular basis. There are plenty of dedicated kids who don't have accounts here (to my knowledge) but I'll guess that they come to this site on a regular basis and use the resources here.

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Re: Will/Did you make it to nationals?

Post by fishman100 » April 16th, 2011, 5:05 pm

As far as I'm concerned, I'm the only team member who has a Scioly account.

There are some others who live in VA and have accounts. But (probably) not as many people from VA as there are from, say, PA.
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