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.
The coach has to be a member of the coaches association in order for kids to
participate from the schools.
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.
Bear River is in Region 11...
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.
Some of the kids your talking about played last week in all star games. And some
are playing this weekend in other games.
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