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Published: Wednesday, March 19 2014 11:05 p.m. MDT

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Me, Myself and I
The Promised Land, UT

When will coaches stop voting just for their kids, or trade votes with other coaches who will vote for their kids? The 1A team doesn't have a single player from Monticello? Hello they are the 1A State Champs! And Cedar is a runner-up in 3A and they don't have a single player either? I know you can't put every deserving kid on these All-Star/All-State teams but at least in football they usual include a few kids from State Championship and runner-up teams.

carver
Enterprise, UT

Some of the kids your talking about played last week in all star games. And some are playing this weekend in other games.

Gunther
MONROE, UT

Me, Myself and I,

With tournaments like this, there are a few things you have to remember —
1. They only select seniors to participate.

2. It's up to the players/coaches/schools to decide whether they want to invest their weekend to play in such a tournament. Is it really worth all the time and money they would have to put into it?

3. Some schools just don't do all-star games. It was the same scenario last weekend when the Monroe Lions Club had their annual 1A vs 2A all-star game. Some schools — Monticello being one of them — didn't show up. They had players selected to the team, but they chose not to participate.

ADIDAS
Tooele County, UT

Bear River is in Region 11...

ciscokid
Price, UT

Well said Gunther. And just to add this to what has already been said.

-each school must be a member of the Utah High School Coaches Association to even nominate or have kids players participate in these games and only about half of the schools choose to do so.

- and there are other all-star games this same weekend that tplayers are playing in. There is a game in St. George that has Utah all-stars competing against Nevada all-stars, thus the reason there are only a few Southern Utah players playing in this game. And with all the Spring sports in full swing some players are selected to play but choose to not play because of other commitments.

- yes Bear River is in Region 11 and the 3A game actually will be between Region 11 all-stars and the Region 9, 10 and 12.. This is because of the number of kids from each region that will be playing in the game.

GR basketball fan.
Green River, UT

The coach has to be a member of the coaches association in order for kids to participate from the schools.

Me, Myself and I
The Promised Land, UT

Thanks for the lesson on the requirements etc. playing in these games. I understand players opt out of these games all the time. I'm pretty sure the article was about players named to the teams, not just those who were going to play. Also please don't be naive to the politics that occur when these teams are put together. Maybe since I pointed some of "shady" things that do go on when naming kids to these teams readers thought I was mad. Like I mentioned in my first post I am well aware that every year there are deserving kids who simply don't make All-Star teams. To clarify things I wasn't upset when I wrote my first post. I just found it kind of funny that there wasn't anyone from Monticello or Cedar on any of these teams. Sarcasm is rarely noticed in written communication and people just assume the person behind the text is mad or in this case ignorant.

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