Monday, May 18, 2009

State Cup Success

State Cup Success

This was my fourth straight year attending the Florida State Cup Final Four and I have to say that this was by far the best event that has FYSA put on. All the teams played at one location, the fields were in good shape, the rest room facilities were more than adequate, plenty of parking, scores were posted in a central location, and the refs were good and on time. I also believe that FYSA had a rep at every field with a walkie talkie so that they could communicate with each other. It just seemed like a very organized event and FYSA should be congratulated.

With that being said, I believe that FYSA needs to establish a better seeding system for State Cup. There were some blowouts this weekend that should not happen in a final four. Maybe they could use a combination of things. They could use some of the ranking sites like and a coaches poll of each age group's coaches. Don't get me wrong, there were some great games this weekend. I would just like to see the top four teams have a chance to make it to the Final our instead of the top four teams being stuck in the same elimination bracket in the Sweet 16.

1 comment:

  1. Agree with you on the need for a better seeding system! It was a shame in the U18 girls division to have three of the best teams in the same elimination bracket of Sweet 16. The final four was not the best four teams in the state.

    FYSA really needs to reconsider their method of selection.