Beautiful Saturday

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Beautiful Saturday
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Sat, 03-08-2014 - 4:31pm

1. Has your weekend been busy or relaxing?

2. How often do you dust?

3. Are you excited for March Madness?

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Registered: 12-22-2013
Tue, 03-11-2014 - 1:32pm

Unless there's try outs I'd count on it to continue too. I have a friend whose brave daughter tried out for the boy's golf team, She was a fighter and stood up for her right to join even after she was turned down so who knows, Life is bigger than the opinions on this board.

Yep and I wonder if anyone has ever looked at their local teams to actually know if they do the same. This is not high school I am speaking of, it is little league. Ones where they will accept your money after sign ups lol.

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 1:53pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">It would be rough for any team, adding new kids into the mix after the season has started.  The kids have missed practices, games and just general bonding of a team. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Well like I just posted, I have seen this happen at least once in football and the team won the Superbowl of the league so I guess it didn't affect them that much. </span></strong></p>

That doesn't contradict my comments, I'm not sure why you think it does?   I'm curious, did the kid in question just show up one day and played in a game the next day?

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 1:55pm

That doesn't contradict my comments, I'm not sure why you think it does?   I'm curious, did the kid in question just show up one day and played in a game the next day?

I don't know about the next day but that week when there was a game, yes.

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 1:56pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>WHERE did I say it only happened once? I was speaking ONLY of that team. I HAVE indicated that they allow late sign ups so it happens ALL the time. </p><p>It obviously seems to work with these leagues that I have been involved in or they wouldn't continue to allow it year after year.</p>

How do you know it happens all the time?  And no, allowing late arrivals doesn't mean it works in a league, it means they are accomdating the adults in the situation who can't be bothered to figure out deadlines and most likely complain, and complain LOUDLY about deadlines.   LoL.

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 1:57pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Unless there's try outs I'd count on it to continue too. I have a friend whose brave daughter tried out for the boy's golf team, She was a fighter and stood up for her right to join even after she was turned down so who knows, Life is bigger than the opinions on this board.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Yep and I wonder if anyone has ever looked at their local teams to actually know if they do the same. This is not high school I am speaking of, it is little league. Ones where they will accept your money after sign ups lol.</span></strong></p>

Ha, You mean like holding a spot for your kid on the waiting list for $$?  That's how DS' preschool operated, that catholic church and preschool were huge and families fought for a spot at that preschool, We were so lucky.  

 

 

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 1:58pm

How do you know it happens all the time?

It is on the website each and every year. Doesn't your little league have a website that tells you about sign ups and deadlines and if they take late players?

And no, allowing late arrivals doesn't mean it works in a league, it means they are accomdating the adults in the situation who can't be bothered to figure out deadlines and most likely complain, and complain LOUDLY about deadlines.   LoL.

So you are familiar with this? Sounds like you have had a bad experience with it. 

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 1:59pm

Ha, You mean like holding a spot for your kid on the waiting list for $$?  That's how DS' preschool operated, that catholic church and preschool were huge and families fought for a spot at that preschool, We were so lucky.  

Yeah many places have waiting lists and many accomodate late registrations. They are NOT going to turn down the money. 

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 2:00pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>&lt;It would be rough for any team, adding new kids into the mix after the season has started.  The kids have missed practices, games and just general bonding of a team. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I can't speak for sports, but I do know that in marching band, a kid joining late (via transfer from another school) wouldn't march in competition or performance. They'd become part of the "shadow squad".   Concert band is a bit different,but depending on the timing, still might not play in competition or performance.</p><p>*edited to clarify - that's how it would be here and with many other programs; I can't speak for EVERY program in the world*</p>

It depends on the age and level of competition, ime.  Ime, the new players have a larger hill to climb because they came late and have a lot of catch up to do, plus they could be out of shape and allowing them to play in games in many sports without a certain number of practices and skills mastering would be downright dangerous.  

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 2:00pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
True, DS has been on all kinds of teams from the Y to select/travel teams and I've seen kids join after a season starts too.

Well now moving into town and arriving in the middle of the season, I would more understand than simply signing up late.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 2:04pm

It depends on the age and level of competition, ime.  Ime, the new players have a larger hill to climb because they came late and have a lot of catch up to do, plus they could be out of shape and allowing them to play in games in many sports without a certain number of practices and skills mastering would be downright dangerous.  

So you think these kids never learn outside of little league? Have you had the experience of non-experienced kids coming into the little league you were involved in with NO prior knowledge of the game?

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