Tournament Thoughts in a Nutshell

I realize that your time is valuable and you have a lot going on in your world, so I will try to keep this brief.

  • This is going to be a fun time if we all maintain a positive attitude.
  • There will be a loose schedule, be flexible and know that it is not going to be to the minute.  There are way more moving parts than you can ever be aware of.
  • Remember it’s about an experience, not a trophy or medal.
  • Ms. Crissi will pick up our registrations, etc. for the team.  If you could make sure she has all the information she asks for, believe me, it will make your experience much better.
  • Night of Champions Tickets:  You can get General Admission tickets for $5 each (with a spectator pass or tournament registration).  Some people have purchased seats closer to the stage, these cost more, but are better.  Nicole Hunsader is a great one to talk to about the seats.
  • Shirts:  It’s really neat if we can all look like a team.  You can purchase the tees online (see announcement page for more info.
  • Final Itinerary and Packing Lists will be provided as we get closer to the event.
  • We get no kickbacks from anyone going to a tournament.  It is only an experience we want to share with our team.
  • Please be respectful of judges, competitors, other parents, promotors, instructors, etc.  Students should always refer to other instructors as Mr. or Mrs. and their last name.  In the world of social media, many students know others by their first names, we should always demonstrate respect.
  • No cussing or bad attitudes, please.  Remember, you are representing the dojo and we have always been welcomed and invited to tournaments with open arms as having good competitors with great attitudes.  We look forward to continuing that tradition.  Thank you.
  • Bring a bag with snacks and drinks.  Bring a small bag with you that you can keep a refillable cup for water, some fruit or granola bars or something easy you can nibble on.  Everyone is always hungry and those $8 Disney hot dogs taste bad and do not offer good fuel.
  • You can find more information where I have elaborated further here.

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