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Webmaster (Webmaster)
Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 1999 - 01:34 pm:   

Do you have any general comments about the 1999 Memorial Day Classic? Post them here.

socceer Mom (Soccermom)
Posted on Saturday, May 29, 1999 - 08:35 am:   

Can photo's from the VSA tournament be purchased online from SJSPORTS?

Boog (Boog)
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 1999 - 07:08 am:   

Yes you can purchase photos online. Click on the feedback button and click on purchase photos. You will get this message:

Photo Purchasing Instructions

To obtain a copy of a photo, print out this form and the page of the photograph. Circle the photo on that page if there is more than one. If you can't print it out, list the page title that it's on (Front Page, Basketball Page, etc.), the article title and the picture description. Send the printed page or the picture description along with $5 for each 4x6. Make checks payable to Wow Internet Solutions. Include your name, address and phone number (email address if you want to be notified about your purchase status) and mail to the address below.

dad (Dad)
Posted on Sunday, May 30, 1999 - 10:23 am:   

this is a fine tournament, but what good is the website if the scores aren't posted timely.

Bob (Bobw)
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 1999 - 01:26 pm:   

The committee could do a better job of making sure the officials are aware of the rules. I understand it is difficult to secure enough help during tournaments, however all our kids deserve better then what I'm about to reveal. As they say "the following is a true story".

The ref at the Brick/EB G-U13 game at 9:00am Saturday morning admitted that he did not know the special tournament rules, "because no body told me". I find this amazing, for someone that is officiating at a tournament. He should'nt licensed to officiate at all, let alone be permitted to work a tournament.

If I, as a coach, can go to the effort to make sure all my players understand the rules, I would think that the tournament committee would do the same with its officials.

The specific rule in question refers to the special allowance granted to girls to protect themselves by placing their arms in front of their chests, as long as there is no effort made to direct or divert the ball. This ref did not know this and when I brought it to his attention AFTER the game he gave me the above response. Then he told me, in front of a parent, that he was "going to pass the word along" about me and my team.

This is just incredible behavior on the part of an official and I feel that an apology on the part of the committee is due myself, my team, the Brick team and any other teams that had to put up with this incompetent individual.

In terms of the game itself, I felt that despite this distraction, that our team was given a fantastic opportunity to play a great team and we look forward to meeting Brick again in the future. I hope Brick feels the same! I know they did about the official.

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