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MS/Youth State will be in Pikeville???

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1 hour ago, rjs4470 said:

Agreed.  In order to continue to grow the sport, it’s important to hear the opinions from the non coaches/parents/fans.  Doesn’t mean you have to do everything that group wants, but it’s certainly important to know what they are thinking, especially if there are issues that the board doesn’t know about.  How can you look out for the best interests of your constituents if you don’t know how they feel?  

There are 100's of people that read these posts and want to know whats going on and some are more than willing to help. Only a handful are on that coaching email list. I think that for every 1 person that bitches and moans, there are 5 that will help fix the problem. 

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1 hour ago, DrBaker said:

There are 100's of people that read these posts and want to know whats going on and some are more than willing to help. Only a handful are on that coaching email list. I think that for every 1 person that bitches and moans, there are 5 that will help fix the problem. 

100% agreed. We all love this sport so much that we would love to see it grow and these kids receive the same recognition as other neighboring states. But our numbers are what they are for the moment so we should focus on quality wherever it’s at. No reason at all with a free venue we can’t have large cardboard brackets, singlets for finals, large medals, spot lights, music and excitement!!! As far as the youth state, put a large thoroughbred trophy out there like any Way does with the Eagle trophy and they will drive the distance to win. Parents want value and something to show for it. Also I’ve always believed that we should find a way to financially support the champions to be able to travel and represent Kentucky on the National Dual Teams. With a free venue maybe this could help!!

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It’s a lot easier to have finalist singlets in states such as WV and Ohio. They have a true state champion. They know exactly how many state finalist they will have. Ky might have 3-4 brackets for one age and weight class. 

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15 minutes ago, Sapper215 said:

It’s a lot easier to have finalist singlets in states such as WV and Ohio. They have a true state champion. They know exactly how many state finalist they will have. Ky might have 3-4 brackets for one age and weight class. 

 This is only done for the middle school. The youth we focus on more participation and quality metals for them. Unlike the OAC Where are you need to qualify for state and youth, Kentucky is open to any participants that Weighs in for regionals. Our numbers have never exceeded 1200 youth in one year. That number is comparable to what Cincinnati has alone.  Our numbers have never exceeded 1200 youth in one year. That number is comparable to what Cincinnati has alone 

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Reschedule it for a place that isn’t so far removed from 95% of the participants who won’t go to Pikeville. Cincy is a better option. Indianapolis is a better option.

This is a very bad thing for the sport in Kentucky and everyone knows it. 

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9 hours ago, Nkawtg said:

Reschedule it for a place that isn’t so far removed from 95% of the participants who won’t go to Pikeville. Cincy is a better option. Indianapolis is a better option.

This is a very bad thing for the sport in Kentucky and everyone knows it. 

An even worse thing would be to not have youth/ms state at all.   

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It's set and done for this year, we all just need to get behind it.  Frankly, the contenders are going to travel no matter where its at because they usually travel much further for tournaments anyway.  Don't kids and parents travel all over the place for baseball, basketball, football, etc. etc.  

Take a look at the arena, this place is very nice https://www.appalachianwirelessarena.com/highlights.  I was never a fan of nasty Broadbent anyway: can't come and go, no food options, filthy.  From a facility perspective this place is much better.  

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Looks like the hotels in Pikeville are full. People are getting rooms in Prestonsburg 35 mins away. 

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20 hours ago, DrBaker said:

Looks like the hotels in Pikeville are full. People are getting rooms in Prestonsburg 35 mins away. 

I just looked and there are rooms available at the Landmark Inn and the Brookshire Inn and Suites. Also Pburg is only 25 min away and is a super easy drive. Paintsville is 35 min away. There is a super nice Ramada in Paintsville. 

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