National Qualification

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Re: National Qualification

Post by wlsguy » April 28th, 2010, 9:25 am

There are probably dozens of ways to divide 60 Nat'l spots to the 5,985 particapating schools but someone (more like 5,925 teams) will be disappointed.

If you are serious about making a difference you only have a few options;

1) study harder
2) form partnerships with other schools in other states to improve your chances of winning in your own state.
3) have your coach contact your State Director so they can feedback to the Nat'l committee you ideas for change
4) start your own multi-State Invitational and don't worry about Nationals.

On the last one...
Here in Ohio we have several (4~5) invitationals that attract some of the best teams in the Nation.
If you want something similar, start your own in your State and invite teams from nearby States.

Finally, before I yield the soapbox, a note about FASA from Texas.
My understanding is that they started having success when an alumni from Solon (a top Nat'l team) started helping them.
When you graduate don't forget to do your part to help others.
You could then have the oppertunity to go to Nat'ls as a coach, parent, or event supervisor if you couldn't do it as a participant.

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Re: National Qualification

Post by zyzzyva980 » April 28th, 2010, 3:09 pm

Good points, wlsguy. The best way to get to Nationals? Earn it.
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