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Re: My team is better than your team, teehee

Posted: November 27th, 2010, 3:55 pm
by fossilgirl13
My coach had us spend an entire meeting thinking of strategies on how to "one-up" the other teams. Does anyone else do this (she said so)?

Re: My team is better than your team, teehee

Posted: November 27th, 2010, 4:38 pm
by zyzzyva980
Here's how you "one-up" other teams:
1. Study
2. Study
3. Study
4. Win fairly at regionals, states, and/or nationals.

^That's what your coach should be focusing on. Hopefully that's what she means when she says "one-up"

Re: My team is better than your team, teehee

Posted: November 28th, 2010, 3:08 pm
by purplepeopleeater
^^ haha agree... at first i didn't know what to say... not like we don't discuss other teams.... but...
and honestly the only way to one up other teams is study... last year, we put in literally THOUSANDS of hours individually to make it to nats. another way would be parent participation, organization, did anyone mention studying? and wait... why am i telling you this?? :)
motivation is huge huge huge as well, we were semi underdogs and at the beginning wanting to beat other teams... and ahh .. avenge all other losses was what motivated us.

Re: My team is better than your team, teehee

Posted: December 2nd, 2010, 5:21 pm
by fossilgirl13
zyzzyva98 wrote:Here's how you "one-up" other teams:
1. Study
2. Study
3. Study
4. Win fairly at regionals, states, and/or nationals.

^That's what your coach should be focusing on. Hopefully that's what she means when she says "one-up"
She was kind of saying that, but she was also talking about ludicrous stuff and I swear on the Gods of Science that she said that a frog was a reptile. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Re: My team is better than your team, teehee

Posted: May 20th, 2011, 8:49 pm
by foreverphysics
Our team has won State for 14 years straight, gone to Nats for 15 years, and has never placed below second in a state tournament. The second year our team was formed we got second. Every other year, we've been champs. I'm in seventh grade and I've already gone to Nats twice. In fact, I am at Nats right now. Two more years of Division B...and we've got tons of brilliant people. We also don't study very much...we cram the week before, some of us are serious more, but mostly, there's a lot of horseplay. In fact, most of the build it meetings end up being horseplay sessions...actually makes me wonder how we ever got this far so many times.

Re: My team is better than your team, teehee

Posted: May 21st, 2011, 11:52 am
by EastStroudsburg13
Hmm, funny how some teams work really hard and never go to nationals then, eh?

Re: My team is better than your team, teehee

Posted: May 21st, 2011, 12:07 pm
by quizbowl
EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:Hmm, funny how some teams work really hard and never go to nationals then, eh?
Yeah, it's hysterical :cry: .
Some teams from the most competitive states (i.e. NY, Ohio, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, etc.) work as hard, or even harder, than most of the teams at nationals.

Re: My team is better than your team, teehee

Posted: May 21st, 2011, 2:35 pm
by winneratlife
foreverphysics wrote:Our team has won State for 14 years straight, gone to Nats for 15 years, and has never placed below second in a state tournament. The second year our team was formed we got second. Every other year, we've been champs. I'm in seventh grade and I've already gone to Nats twice. In fact, I am at Nats right now. Two more years of Division B...and we've got tons of brilliant people. We also don't study very much...we cram the week before, some of us are serious more, but mostly, there's a lot of horseplay. In fact, most of the build it meetings end up being horseplay sessions...actually makes me wonder how we ever got this far so many times.
Is it just me, or does the Alabama state Bdiv "powerhouse" have a team of really really big egos? :?
quizbowl wrote:
EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:Hmm, funny how some teams work really hard and never go to nationals then, eh?
Yeah, it's hysterical :cry: .
Some teams from the most competitive states (i.e. NY, Ohio, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, etc.) work as hard, or even harder, than most of the teams at nationals.
True. We don't though :P

Re: My team is better than your team, teehee

Posted: May 21st, 2011, 3:24 pm
by personasaurus rex
winneratlife wrote:
foreverphysics wrote:Our team has won State for 14 years straight, gone to Nats for 15 years, and has never placed below second in a state tournament. The second year our team was formed we got second. Every other year, we've been champs. I'm in seventh grade and I've already gone to Nats twice. In fact, I am at Nats right now. Two more years of Division B...and we've got tons of brilliant people. We also don't study very much...we cram the week before, some of us are serious more, but mostly, there's a lot of horseplay. In fact, most of the build it meetings end up being horseplay sessions...actually makes me wonder how we ever got this far so many times.
Is it just me, or does the Alabama state Bdiv "powerhouse" have a team of really really big egos? :?
woooooooooooow, Alabama B division..............

Re: My team is better than your team, teehee

Posted: May 21st, 2011, 7:14 pm
by Cheesy Pie
My coaches extended practices near competitions and had focus events - where the people in an event had a more serious practice. There were generally 2 or 3 focus events. We had conferences with the event veterans who knew what to do.