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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby XJcwolfyX » April 1st, 2014, 3:45 pm

Huff is under construction this year... correct? (mrsteven do you know...? you go there right?) Where do you think (or know) the car events will be? :/
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby Phys1cs » April 1st, 2014, 4:43 pm

XJcwolfyX wrote:Huff is under construction this year... correct? (mrsteven do Glorious Lord and Saviour Robotman the Honourable know...? Glorious Lord and Saviour Robotman the Honourable go there right?) Where do Glorious Lord and Saviour Robotman the Honourable think (or know) teh car events will be? :/


Kind of a car event, I know MagLev will be in the armory

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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby nomynameisnotkevin » April 3rd, 2014, 7:09 pm

Crazy Puny Man wrote:
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nomynameisnotkevin wrote:So, who will be the other teams to place up there with Stevenson and New Trier?


IMSA, probably


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Postby nomynameisnotkevin » April 3rd, 2014, 7:10 pm

I also heard that Division B and Division C awards may be held separately (at different locations) because of that reconstruction. That would be awesome for those of us that want to get home earlier :P

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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby mrsteven » April 3rd, 2014, 9:49 pm

..... i am completely unaware of any construction on Huff. I mean I remember at state the last 2 years they were doing work on the outside and we still used it. But I havent seen any construction equipment or any indication anything is going on inside the building this semester. I mean I can check for you guys tomorrow on my way to class if you care that much . . .

I'm always a fan of split awards. Lets all be honest, no one really cares that much about whatever is going on in the other division enough to warrant desire to sit through an awards 2x longer (or at least on my old team.)

btw my saturday is pretty much open. Most of my fraternity is off at some event I'm not going to so I'm pretty much open if any of the upperclassman amongst you want a tour of the campus or just asking questions about college-ing (likewise, inboxing me is cool too). I also have card access into 90% of the engineering quad/main quad because of the stuff I do so if theres something specific you want to see, I can probably oblige
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby nomynameisnotkevin » April 4th, 2014, 7:09 am

mrsteven wrote:..... i am completely unaware of any construction on Huff. I mean I remember at state the last 2 years they were doing work on the outside and we still used it. But I havent seen any construction equipment or any indication anything is going on inside the building this semester. I mean I can check for you guys tomorrow on my way to class if you care that much . . .

I'm always a fan of split awards. Lets all be honest, no one really cares that much about whatever is going on in the other division enough to warrant desire to sit through an awards 2x longer (or at least on my old team.)

btw my saturday is pretty much open. Most of my fraternity is off at some event I'm not going to so I'm pretty much open if any of the upperclassman amongst you want a tour of the campus or just asking questions about college-ing (likewise, inboxing me is cool too). I also have card access into 90% of the engineering quad/main quad because of the stuff I do so if theres something specific you want to see, I can probably oblige



My coach did mention some construction, possibly on the inside, that would limit the capacity inside, as a result needing to split awards (crossing fingers)

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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby Cheesy Pie » April 6th, 2014, 1:36 pm

Apparently, Naperville North did not have tryouts. They had INTERVIEWS. INTERVIEWS. So I think they're going to be scrubs this year.
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby mrsteven » April 7th, 2014, 1:00 am

Cheesy Pie wrote:Apparently, Naperville North did not have tryouts. They had INTERVIEWS. INTERVIEWS. So I think they're going to be scrubs this year.

Youre acting like most teams actually DO tryouts.
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » April 7th, 2014, 4:51 am

mrsteven wrote:
Cheesy Pie wrote:Apparently, Naperville North did not have tryouts. They had INTERVIEWS. INTERVIEWS. So I think they're going to be scrubs this year.

Youre acting like most teams actually DO tryouts.

I would think it depends on the size of the school and popularity of SO in that school.
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby Cheesy Pie » April 7th, 2014, 1:36 pm

mrsteven wrote:
Cheesy Pie wrote:Apparently, Naperville North did not have tryouts. They had INTERVIEWS. INTERVIEWS. So I think they're going to be scrubs this year.

Youre acting like most teams actually DO tryouts.

I thought they did... This was the first time I heard of a non-tryout-based team.
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby Phys1cs » April 7th, 2014, 7:05 pm

Cheesy Pie wrote:
mrsteven wrote:
Cheesy Pie wrote:Apparently, Naperville North did not have tryouts. They had INTERVIEWS. INTERVIEWS. So I think they're going to be scrubs this year.

Youre acting like most teams actually DO tryouts.

I thought they did... This was the first time I heard of a non-tryout-based team.


Our system is based off of how well you do at invites and how much time you put into events. There are no formal tryouts

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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby Astroknight » April 7th, 2014, 7:24 pm

Phys1cs wrote:
Cheesy Pie wrote:
mrsteven wrote:Apparently, Naperville North did not have tryouts. They had INTERVIEWS. INTERVIEWS. So I think they're going to be scrubs this year.

Youre acting like most teams actually DO tryouts.

I thought they did... This was the first time I heard of a non-tryout-based team.



We have a system where everyone starts on the lowest team (B or C) and work their way up to the A team. Normally two or three people get promoted to the A team for state to deal with scheduling conflicts. Everyone who signs up gets to do it.
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby Cheesy Pie » April 8th, 2014, 10:30 am

Astroknight wrote:We have a system where everyone starts on the lowest team (B or C) and work their way up to the A team. Normally two or three people get promoted to the A team for state to deal with scheduling conflicts. Everyone who signs up gets to do it.

We have tryouts (top 15 on Varsity, and 2 JV teams of 15 each) and we switch a bit in the year.
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby mrsteven » April 8th, 2014, 5:01 pm

There is not a lot of space in Foellinger so we will need your students to place all their equipment, supplies and back packs on your bus before the ceremony.

^ From the ISO site. I would like to mention that Foellinger is the largest lecture hall in the University, its its own building haha. My econ class in it last semester held 1000 people in the main level (empty balcony) so its not like the place is small. To be said, 48 teams x 20 per team (with coaches/alt) = ~1000 so I can see that.

If people use the balcony, it wont be terrible. Its a cool building. Explore it.
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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » April 9th, 2014, 7:09 pm

Cheesy Pie wrote:
mrsteven wrote:
Cheesy Pie wrote:Apparently, Naperville North did not have tryouts. They had INTERVIEWS. INTERVIEWS. So I think they're going to be scrubs this year.

Youre acting like most teams actually DO tryouts.

I thought they did... This was the first time I heard of a non-tryout-based team.

Quick input here: If teams have more than 15, chances are there is some form of "tryout". For the purposes of this post, I am considering a "tryout" to be some set, standard method for determining the members of the competing team. Thus, interviews count as a tryout. Waiting for the numbers to thin and for people to stop showing up would not be considered a tryout.

Now, depending on if you're talking about general tryouts or formal tryouts, there is a difference as to the prevalence of both. In my experience, only some teams have formal, standardized tryouts that all prospective members go through in order to get a spot on the team. Our team does not do this, and I cannot say for certain that I know of another PA team that does. Of course, that does not mean that there aren't because there almost certainly are. However, it is by no means something that every team does.

However, nearly all top teams have some sort of general tryout method that they use to get to their top 15. That can be either testing in the events those people are interested in, gauging how frequently people come to meetings, performances at invitationals, or an interview process. Really, the only teams that this doesn't apply to are teams that get 15 or less, or maybe 16 and/or 17. Since they can have every person who wants to compete, there is no need for a tryout, since they don't have to whittle down the numbers at all. For the majority of my high school career this is what we did, since we didn't have more than 15 people until my senior year, at which point we used a combination of invitational performance and overall dedication to the team.

I'm just throwing this out there because, understandably, sometimes teams don't really know how other teams operate, and maybe this can provide some ideas. Not even I know everything teams can possibly do, but as long as a team's method works for them, then there's nothing wrong with it! There is no right or wrong way to choose a team, only different ways.
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