13U & 14U D2 State

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    13U & 14U D2 State

    Typically KBA has the schedule up by Wednesday. But, it doesnt look like numbers are very good. There is not a tournament listed in either ago group. I heard that they had just 3 13U teams. They do have 7 8th grade teams playing in the 2015 KBA Classic. But nothing listed as a 14U or 13U event.
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    Turnout was light in our age bracket as well.

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    Sounds like everyone is staying away from AAU sanction events because of the new age rule

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letsgetit View Post
    Sounds like everyone is staying away from AAU sanction events because of the new age rule
    Speaks volumes to the level of shadiness. LOL

    It also shows that all of those stud teams needed those Age exceptions to be any good.

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    To an extent I agree but there's a lot of kids with August birthdays that got screwed. I feel they should adjust the date a bit.

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    Where do you draw the line? seriously

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    Not sure what the deal is this year. I know there were several local teams playing at our level last year with exemptions that should have been playing D1. I don't see the logic in trophy chasing but that's just me. Should be about the kids...not the coach. Playing down never helps.

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    Things may be rough for a year or two, but AAU will be better because of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qryche11 View Post
    Speaks volumes to the level of shadiness. LOL

    It also shows that all of those stud teams needed those Age exceptions to be any good.

    Agreed. I am not sure what all the uproar is about. No matter what date you use, there will always be kids that have birthdates either right before, or right after the cut date.

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    But the problem is kids with July and August birthdays never play a game their age group.

    I have two 13 year olds that don't turn 14 until August and will not play a single game at 14 but are required to play against 14 year olds. If the date were to be moved to March 31 the problem would be resolved.

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    The biggest part is moving the 2 year hold backs out. We've played in two tournaments in Ohio this spring and the competition level has been very close. One event had two pools of 3 teams and every team was 1-1 in pool play.

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    KBA will be posting the D2 State schedule ASAP. 13U has 4 teams. 14U has 9 teams.

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    And some teams have kids that are turning 13 in Jan - May, and have played against kids 1 - 2 yrs older for the entire time they have been playing AAU. Now, they finally get to play against kids their same age.

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    No matter what rule you come up with, it will affect some. But, in my opinion, when they changed the rule, they should have made it starting 2015 with the lowest age group and grandfathered everything else based on the old rules. Too many relationships already established on teams and not right to force changes to be made.

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    I am with handy man, aau comp will be better because of the rule change but I do agree date needs looked at.

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