Sunday, February 1, 2009
Thank You for your patronage
9:56 am pst
Near the first of the year, I emailed the coaches that attended last year about the difficulty of getting sanctioned by
WSYSA. WSYSA wanted the tournament to get rid of the hay bales for Surviror Sunday as our unique way of settling ties
on Sunday. You guys wrote in and flooded the WSYSA email box with responses, enough that District 6 called me at home
to call off the bombardment of responses. Some of you CC'd me and I appreciate the overwhelming response that you
guys did. It is you guys that get what this tournament is all about. The primary focus of this tournament and
the reason this tournament exists was to have kids, parents, and coaches drive home and say "I had a good time"
regardless to wins and losses. It is this response that makes me proud because you guys get it. The problem is
the state doesn't get it.
We lost the battle of the hay bales and so the rules will be modifiyied to reflect
this. We are still not sanctioned as of now with WSYSA. They at first gave me three things to fix to be sanctioned,
one of which was the hay bales and the other two were clerical issues. I resubmitted those three corrections and now
they have come back with seven additional modifications that needs to be fixed. I guess this is punishment for being
vocal about the unnessecery changes that needs to fixed IAW FIFA rules. I seriously doubt that FIFA people (wherever
they are) really care about a silly tournament in Yakima, Washington.
Thank you all that wrote in to the
state but I really want to thank you for making the Yak Attack apart of your summer tournament season.
Gregg and Jane