Several of us gathered for a Coaches Council Meeting on Thursday, April 20, to discuss the state of the league, and to consider making some changes.
To summarize, we decided that the current 5 division structure was not working. We consolidated to 4 divisions, and realigned the existing schools to try and spread out the active schools more evenly. We still plan on holding 5 tournaments this year, with one tournament serving as an “at-large” tournament. We also made some provisions for changes in the J/V structure.
We spent some time talking about methods to expand the league within New Hampshire. These notes are in the minutes as well. If anyone knows someone at a school that currently does not have a team, that would like to, please put them in touch with us, as we will try and provide support to help them get started.
Finally, we sketched out a schedule for next season. We will be looking for hosts for some of these tournaments. Here is the schedule as we laid it out. We did our best to try and avoid major conflicts like SATs and most music events. Please look at the proposed schedule below and let us know if you’re interested in hosting a regional. We’re particularly interested in hosts for the new Division I and Division II.
We look forward to seeing you all next fall, and if you have any questions regarding the new alignment, let us know!
September 30th: Rookie tournament (host: Plymouth)
October 14th: Division tournament (host: ?) * THIS COULD BE EITHER DIV 1 OR II
October 28th: GHOST
November 12th: Super Sunday GSC
November 18th: Division tournament (host: ?) * THIS COULD BE EITHER DIV 1 OR II
December 9th: Division 3 tournament (host: Merrimack)
January: Granite State Challenge (no quiz bowl)
February 3rd: Division 4 tournament (host: PCA)
February 10th: Snow date
March 17th: At-Large tournament (host: Kingswood?)
March 31st: Snow date
April 8th: State tournament