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    Quote Originally Posted by Qryche11 View Post
    Come on man, running around Hotel hallways, fast food? Lol
    LOL. You know what I mean. Kids tend to lose focus when their schedules get whacked out. No school. Traveling with their buddies. Basketball isn’t the priority. Until it’s gametime and they realize they didn’t prepare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoopJunkie View Post
    LOL. You know what I mean. Kids tend to lose focus when their schedules get whacked out. No school. Traveling with their buddies. Basketball isn’t the priority. Until it’s gametime and they realize they didn’t prepare.
    There is a lot of truth to this. How a program manages these out of town trips with an agenda that is detailed down to hour by hour activities is very key. I know it sounds sort of archaic, but when I had to direct operations for travel teams there were a few rules the kids did not like which included giving up their phones at night. Ice baths and making them drink water instead of sodas did not make any friends either. But if you take on the expense of these trips and have a lot riding on it then the kids need to be able to accept a few things that are in their best interest. Bed checks are a given and no sleeping in until noon even if you have a late game. Everybody eats breakfast and gets up. I just feel without rigid structure it can go downhill quick.

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    What is the point in going to Myrtle Beach and not going to the beach? If all you do is basketball, you blew your chance to teach kids some culture. So they lost a game to a quality opponent in December, they will be fine in Feb/Mar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnsonQ View Post
    What is the point in going to Myrtle Beach and not going to the beach? If all you do is basketball, you blew your chance to teach kids some culture. So they lost a game to a quality opponent in December, they will be fine in Feb/Mar.
    Check the weather in Myrtle Beach this week....highs in the 40's and lows in the high 20's. The tournament is the draw to everyone this time of the year, not the beach. If the event was in South Florida then the beach works this time of year, but not SC.

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    I get your point. My side of this is a Christmas tourney isn't quite the same as prepping for region or state. Personally, I wouldn't want a regimented schedule for all trips. Most programs fund raise for a couple of years to go on a big trip. You should have some fun on the trip. I get the big boy programs may be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnsonQ View Post
    I get your point. My side of this is a Christmas tourney isn't quite the same as prepping for region or state. Personally, I wouldn't want a regimented schedule for all trips. Most programs fund raise for a couple of years to go on a big trip. You should have some fun on the trip. I get the big boy programs may be different.
    That makes sense, and I get that side too. I think for the teams that have a really good shot at making noise at state can use these Holiday trips as a dress rehearsal. It has the same feel with multiple games day after day. Staying in a hotel away from home. Eating as a team and just the preparation that you can't duplicate other than a trip like this. But for some it makes sense to have plenty of fun, I see that too.

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    Simply put they just had a bad game. It happens to teams all the time. That’s how upsets happen

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