Originally Posted by isgrowitaego
Alex thats a lot of money to spend before nationals in my opinion
It's money you would have had to spend anyway. If anything, it saves the entire conference about 500 man hours of driving (10 hrs x 5 teams x 10 players).
There are really two things that caused this:
1. We didn't know who was in the conference till today.
Ideally we would do one event in mid/late Sept, one event in late Oct/early Nov and one event in March/April.
2. There are no good indoor fields near the center of the conference.
That basically knocks out playing in Feb. March is out as every weekend is at least two schools spring break/spring offensive (yeah Army!)
For #1, talk to Joe and Raehl. Having more teams in the Northeast would also make everyone's life easier and lead to closer events.
Another option: if you help other schools near you get a team started then that's a win for you (you have more people near you to play) and a win for them (they now have a team). I would love to have a conference of Penn State, Drexel, Temple, Rutgers, Lehigh, Princeton, TCNJ, Rutgers-Newark, Rutgers-Camden etc etc