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Re: South California

Posted: July 21st, 2011, 3:45 pm
by Insert Name Here
Would anyone be brave enough to volunteer their school to host an invitationals event next year? I think it could be beneficial for all of us. [please don't ask my school to host one because well frankly, my school has enough going on] ...Thanks

Re: South California

Posted: July 21st, 2011, 3:59 pm
by mingtian
Insert Name Here wrote:Would anyone be brave enough to volunteer their school to host an invitationals event next year? I think it could be beneficial for all of us. [please don't ask my school to host one because well frankly, my school has enough going on] ...Thanks

I'm pretty sure it's a very long and complicated progress. You can't suddenly just decide to hold one. It takes months of planning. http://soinc.org/invitationals

That being said, you don't have to run all the events. You pretty much just need rooms for the events you can manage to run and find people to run them. It doesn't even have to be written by coaches or parents; student written tests can be good too.

Re: South California

Posted: July 21st, 2011, 4:29 pm
by fishman100
Insert Name Here wrote:Would anyone be brave enough to volunteer their school to host an invitationals event next year? I think it could be beneficial for all of us. [please don't ask my school to host one because well frankly, my school has enough going on] ...Thanks


There are many different invites that are hosted annually, such as the Solon or JC Booth invite. (or the Rustin invitational...but IDK if that's being held again. Maybe because they said "1st annual", but I digress...)

You could go to those...

Re: South California

Posted: July 21st, 2011, 5:52 pm
by tornado guy
fishman100 wrote:
Insert Name Here wrote:Would anyone be brave enough to volunteer their school to host an invitationals event next year? I think it could be beneficial for all of us. [please don't ask my school to host one because well frankly, my school has enough going on] ...Thanks


There are many different invites that are hosted annually, such as the Solon or JC Booth invite. (or the Rustin invitational...but IDK if that's being held again. Maybe because they said "1st annual", but I digress...)

You could go to those...


That would be a loooong travel for someone from California! Doesn't Cal have invites?

Re: South California

Posted: July 22nd, 2011, 12:43 am
by Insert Name Here
fishman100 wrote:
Insert Name Here wrote:Would anyone be brave enough to volunteer their school to host an invitationals event next year? I think it could be beneficial for all of us. [please don't ask my school to host one because well frankly, my school has enough going on] ...Thanks


There are many different invites that are hosted annually, such as the Solon or JC Booth invite. (or the Rustin invitational...but IDK if that's being held again. Maybe because they said "1st annual", but I digress...)

You could go to those...

Thanks for the idea but I would have to say no. It too much of a hassle to travel to another state. Haha last year, state was held down the street from me :lol: but again, thanks anyways

Re: South California

Posted: July 22nd, 2011, 1:45 pm
by kentuckyfan1001
Insert Name Here wrote:
fishman100 wrote:
Insert Name Here wrote:Would anyone be brave enough to volunteer their school to host an invitationals event next year? I think it could be beneficial for all of us. [please don't ask my school to host one because well frankly, my school has enough going on] ...Thanks


There are many different invites that are hosted annually, such as the Solon or JC Booth invite. (or the Rustin invitational...but IDK if that's being held again. Maybe because they said "1st annual", but I digress...)

You could go to those...

Thanks for the idea but I would have to say no. It too much of a hassle to travel to another state. Haha last year, state was held down the street from me :lol: but again, thanks anyways


Alberquerque Academy is considering holding an invitational. That's the closest to Southern California that I know of. That would still take some time to travel, though.

Re: South California

Posted: July 22nd, 2011, 4:21 pm
by prelude to death
With the use of PMs, Insert Name Here and I were wondering if CalTech could host an Invitational or something, since most of the supervisors at State were from CalTech anyway. However, I'm sincerely sorry if this isn't doable, because I don't want to sound like I'm trying to force anyone to host an Invitational. (Although, I always found it strange that California doesn't hold any Invitationals.)

Re: South California

Posted: July 22nd, 2011, 5:16 pm
by Insert Name Here
prelude to death wrote:With the use of PMs, Insert Name Here and I were wondering if CalTech could host an Invitational or something, since most of the supervisors at State were from CalTech anyway. However, I'm sincerely sorry if this isn't doable, because I don't want to sound like I'm trying to force anyone to host an Invitational. (Although, I always found it strange that California doesn't hold any Invitationals.)

and yet, california always placed high at nationals. hey prelude, once i get in touch with *our coach* in leadership camp, I'll try to make it one of her priorities.

Re: South California

Posted: August 22nd, 2011, 7:37 pm
by 60004
"please don't ask my school to host one because well frankly, my school has enough going on" and "it (sic) too much of a hassle to travel to another state" I have to say it's really hard to sympathize with your position. This is an almost-all-volunteer army, and you're whining. I ran into a CT school several years ago that had traveled nonstop on a school bus to Bloomington, IN for Nat's--and they sounded happier than you do!

Re: South California

Posted: August 23rd, 2011, 8:11 am
by ichaelm
Traveling to another state costs money. A lot of districts, like mine, provide absolutely no funding for trips outside the state, and those buses are really expensive. Also, hosting an invitational can't be done by everybody. It requires a school with enough gym-like space to accommodate the big building events, especially helicopters, and a big enough gym or auditorium to hold a closing ceremony. And, not all schools can be open to visitors on weekends. And, you can't run an invitational without recruiting at least 23 event coordinators, and that's only the bare minimum for one division. That requirement makes it very hard to run an invitational for less than 20 teams (about 400 people), which puts further strain on the space constraints. So really, Insert Name Here is hardly whining. Just saying.

Re: South California

Posted: August 23rd, 2011, 4:04 pm
by hpfananu
Sorry, just butting in on your guy's forum:
You don't really need 23 event coordinators, nor all that stuff for an invite. I mean, if you really just want practice and such, host a 2 or 3 school invite. We did that last year and years past and it works really well. Call some old team members to help out, ask parents, maybe have ribbons or something. If you guys can't run a full fledged invite, try something a little different. And if you don't have the space to run a few events, well you don't have the space. Maybe try a trial event or something instead, or just do 22 events.
Just one option in case you need it.