When does your team start practicing?

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When does your team start practicing?

Post by John Richardsim » May 20th, 2014, 5:04 pm

My team doesn't start practicing until the beginning of January, and after this year, my head coach is considering trying to do something to maybe start a bit earlier. This is mainly because over the past 5 years or so competition at nationals has absolutely skyrocketed, and it's almost impossible to be extremely successful at nationals starting so late.

So, when do some other teams start practicing?
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Re: When does your team start practicing?

Post by Schrodingerscat » May 20th, 2014, 5:22 pm

My team usually starts around the end of September/beginning of October.

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Post by plaid suit guy2 » May 20th, 2014, 7:45 pm

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Re: When does your team start practicing?

Post by Bazinga+ » May 20th, 2014, 8:01 pm

plaid suit guy2 wrote:We never stop (I'm not joking).
hah.. same here!
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Re: When does your team start practicing?

Post by AJTheGreat1729 » May 21st, 2014, 7:23 am

Mid-October. We stop practicing the week before state.
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Re: When does your team start practicing?

Post by elephantower » May 21st, 2014, 7:43 am

January-Feburary is when we start, and we end in May at Nationals. Might explain why we got 45th...
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Re: When does your team start practicing?

Post by Astroknight » May 21st, 2014, 8:26 am

We technically start in November, but normally things aren't in full swing until December.
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Re: When does your team start practicing?

Post by musicalcoconut » May 21st, 2014, 8:52 am

Our first meeting is usually in September, but most people don't get event assignments until a bit later. Some of us work on events over the summer though.
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Re: When does your team start practicing?

Post by fantasyfan » May 21st, 2014, 6:51 pm

We have our first meeting at the end of September, and then due to a typically huge turnout, we take quite a while to get everything organized and event assignments/team placements take place in mid to late november. It isn't until December that things get into full swing with saturday practices and everything. Of course, the A Team members are working all year round, including over the summer
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Re: When does your team start practicing?

Post by awesome90220 » May 21st, 2014, 6:53 pm

Most of the people I know on the A teams will be done with regionals and state preparation after the end of the summer in their study events, just spending the rest of the year preparing for nats.
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