I know the decision has already been made and coaching will be allowed. I also agree with this decision because CPL being an affiliate league should follow the same guidelines.
However... the PSP are the ones that need to change their rules for divisional play. Coaching is becoming a crutch for players to fall on while playing PSP tournaments which is seriously undermining the core values and practices of good team communication and it is not a variable that can be regulated fairly and properly by the PSP reffing staff. I've been to several PSP Chicago events and there are so many people on the sideling theres no way refs can properly regulate any coaching or counter coaching. I don't think this is a huge problem for the Pro division (because pros have perfected their communication skills for the most part) or the CPL and other affiliate leagues because the crowds are smaller and its much easier to pick out a specific coach or random ruffian screaming nonsense from the crowd.
Also not something most people think about, not every team can get a coach. Some teams come great distances and can barley afford to bring enough players to the event let alone an extra person just to stand on the sidelines. So I think its an optional advantage that's unfair to some teams and creates even greater depravation between team skill level than there already is, that is not necessary.
Again I know the decision has already been made for the 2014 season but this should definitely continue to be an ongoing debate because although it may help players on the field I think sideline coaching hurts the sport overall.
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