How Many Teams?

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How Many Teams?

Post by silverheart7 » February 11th, 2013, 5:07 pm

At Gelinas, we have 3-4 Invitational Teams, 5 Regional, and then 15 alternates and 1 team to States, and then 5 alternates and 1 team to nationals.

We label our teams A, B, C, D, or E, with A being Varsity. The other teams are fairly interchangable, it's not best to worst.
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Re: How Many Teams?

Post by geminicross » February 11th, 2013, 5:10 pm

One team + (1-3 Alternates)...

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Re: How Many Teams?

Post by Skink » February 11th, 2013, 5:12 pm

silverheart7 wrote:The other teams are fairly interchangable, it's not best to worst.
I'm curious if anyone on here's team actually ranks or tiers their teams (assuming their program is big enough to do so) with Varsity being the good one and each JV team progressively 'worse'.

I have never seen an IL team carrying four teams at one tournament before...we're always on the high side far as numbers go. Some teams do tryouts right off the bat to actually prevent having to field too many teams.

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Re: How Many Teams?

Post by Luo » February 11th, 2013, 6:33 pm

We fielded 5 teams this year for the first time, and as awesome as it is for interest in SciOly to be rapidly expanding in our school, it does sometimes become an organizational nightmare to put together event/partner assignments for 75 people while taking into account everyone's requests and the tournament scheduling conflicts. I feel like the club starts to become too impersonal once you surpass, say, 4 teams.
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Post by kentuckyfan1001 » February 11th, 2013, 7:57 pm

We usually have 40-50 people in our SO extracurricular group, but we only bring 2 teams at each invitational. We usually mix everyone up, so that veterans work with younger kids. We never have an A or B team - in fact, we try to guess which team will do better.
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Re: How Many Teams?

Post by Bozongle » February 11th, 2013, 8:03 pm

15 people in our main Division B team, 5 alternates, but 4 now since one of our alternates moved away.

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Post by swozyiland » February 12th, 2013, 1:42 pm

Im from eggers and we were all 6th grade and the boys dont take things seriously. Plus they keep telling us were gonnna lose because :lol: :arrow: they knew they did horrible so they wanted the rest of us to fail with them. They were so busy playing computer games. They're ignorante :evil: :lol:

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Re: How Many Teams?

Post by Cheesy Pie » February 17th, 2013, 5:12 pm

Div B
1 varsity (15), 2 alternates
1 JV (used to be 15 + 1 alternate, but now 14 or 15 total b/c Mathcounts)
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Re: How Many Teams?

Post by astro124 » February 19th, 2013, 8:18 pm

Science Olympiad isn't very popular for my high school so we only have one partial team (10-12 people).
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Re: How Many Teams?

Post by tangentline » February 24th, 2013, 7:31 pm

It's been 1 team every year except last year... Guess what happened when we went 2 teams? 14th place overall at regionals when we had somewhere in the top 4 streak at states every year before.

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