Surf Cup

Discussion in 'Arizona Scene' started by soccerallthetime, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. SoccerDadAZ

    SoccerDadAZ Active Member

    There are two main reasons for the lack of AZ teams winning a Surf Cup championship: 1) The sheer number of the top teams from California, other states, and even other countries far outweigh the number of AZ teams entered in the tournament. 2) Surf Cup is typically played at the end of August. That is typically pre-season for AZ teams while So Cal teams have been playing throughout the summer.
     
  2. RobEvansUK

    RobEvansUK New Member

    Or it could of course be the fact that the top team in Arizona pre covid usually doesn't appear ranked in the top 15 teams in the region and those teams typically contest Surf Cup. I am not sure what AZ team won at Surf but i definitely don't remember it. This year no doubt wont be any different either.
     
  3. AIA Just announced that High school is now pushed to the earliest Jan. I’m guessing a ton of clubs teams will be trying to get into Surf Cup. Hopefully some AZ teams will get in.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2020
  4. GKeeper

    GKeeper Member

    They officially announced it already? Any links?

    I thought that was what they were recommending to the Executive Board, but wanted to meet with Arizona Department of Health Services and the Superintendent on Wednesday to get more info for a decision.
     
  5. We received an email from our High School athletic director. I also saw it on Hamilton’s athletic Twitter page.

    From the email...
    “Today the AIA executive board voted to place Winter sports on hold until January.

    In the coming weeks the AIA will meet with local health officials to create a return plan moving forward and will propose to the executive board in the coming months.

    We will keep you posted on any new information that we receive from the AIA.”
     
  6. GKeeper

    GKeeper Member

    Thanks for sharing!

    Interesting. Maybe Hamilton is just calling it early due to their infections in student zip codes?

    It appears a vote has not been executed yet, unless I am reading this incorrectly:

    https://www.azpreps365.com/articles...commended,and positivity rates around Arizona

    The Arizona Interscholastic Association recommended Monday to its executive board postponing the start of the winter sports season until January.

    AIA executive director David Hines will meet with state health and education officials this week regarding the rising infection and positivity rates around Arizona. The information and statistics gathered at this meeting will be shared with the executive board in a special meeting yet to be determined for a vote.
     

  7. Maybe... but teammates from other districts all received the same information from their Athletic Director yesterday ...winter sports will not happen until Jan.
     
  8. Sweeper

    Sweeper Active Member

    Are any local AZ club teams registering for Surf since HS sports will most likely be delayed until January?
     
  9. SoccerDadAZ

    SoccerDadAZ Active Member

    I wouldn't be surprised if most, if not all club teams will register for Surf.
     
  10. GKeeper

    GKeeper Member

    MOST of the older Arsenal girls teams, at least ECNL, are registering.
     
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  11. Sweeper

    Sweeper Active Member

    The NCAA Division I Council announced an extension to the recruiting dead period in a Wednesday evening, November 18th statement. No in-person recruiting visits or activities will be allowed through April 15, 2021 per the statement. The dead period was established in April 2020 due to the initial surge of the coronavirus.
     
  12. Tiki-Taka-Freak

    Tiki-Taka-Freak Active Member

    All this bullshit over something that has a 99.9% survival rate?
     
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