Discussion in 'SoCalScene' started by Fact, Jan 7, 2018.
Yet Cali still produces the best players than those states
As Fact said, colds and flu are not caused by wet weather. They’re caused by viruses. However, being out in the cold wet weather can potentially weaken ones immune system and make them vulnerable to viruses. So that’s where the old wives tale comes from.
I think it’s ridiculous to have tryouts in the rain. Why not give kids an opportunity do their best? By all means, practice in the rain, in the cold, and in the heat, and get ready for potential games in all weather but why hold try outs in conditions where players may be at a disadvantage if you want to evaluate them and see them at their best?
If clubs waited until after state and national cup to have their tryouts this would be less of an issue anyway.
I hear parents all the time -
Riverside is too hot - Outside temps are upper 90's get it!! Lets say 90-102 degrees--yes its hot but definitely still playable.
Too Cold--Vegas Cup is perfect example, its the high desert and temps get chilly night games in the low 40's, still playable.
Wind Suck regardless of situation , unless your downwind, then Id say shoot at will !!!
In my personal opinion playing sports in sub par weather is fun, and my kids love it. They always talk about playing in the snow?? Can you prepare for it , sure why not......but why......? Do you think you build up a immunity or you can learn to squint your eyes better because you practice in the rain for a week??? Why risk getting sick, go rent a indoor facility with my money and keep my kids healthy for the game on the weekend.
But tryouts in rain is just dumb. And like people are saying , you cannot get someones best performance in those condition anyway.
Don't forget wet, slippery roads: STAY HOME!
as long as not thundering or an extreme downpour - go to practice. especially keepers, not like we get a ton of opps to practice in rain. as far as tryouts, go to a couple of practices instead. time of the year you get emails and calls from Rec parents asking to come train with flight 1 or academy.
better to go to practices anyway. tryouts often have too many kids and dont get a sense of how the coach really trains kids
Every part of the country is different. Some parts of the country get regular rain, Southern California does not. It was the first heavy rain in several months for SoCal. All of the oils built up on the roads make the first rain of the season an especially hazardous time to drive when compared to rain storms in other parts of the country. The club should have cancelled practice during THAT particular first heavy rain storm of the season. They ended up calling practice early since it was raining too hard to have a meaningful practice. These players have played in plenty of bad weather, there was no need to make them commute in that rain. I promise you that none of the players on the team are snowflakes. This is a team that once rolled in the mud during warm ups in the freezing rain in NC to show a New York team they were not afraid to get dirty.