International Spring Championships

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by jigglypuff, Apr 6, 2012.

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  2. TennisNola

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    I was there. Koslov is so solid. He beat Cointelli easily. The Russian won the 16s. He is California trained.
     
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  5. seminoleG

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    Guess USTA Boca doing something right.
     
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    You aren't allowed to say that in this forum ;)
     
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  7. CoachDad

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    These players would be as good or better with the USTA simply supporting their private coaches or sending them to existing academies at a much lower cost. When you spend millions to produce college players it is a waste of money.
     
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    Very true.
     
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  9. seminoleG

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    Well when you look at what is spent on Football in the US I consider what the USTA spends a drop in the bucket.

    I'm no USTA flunkie but to expect them to produce pro, after pro when some college football programs NEVER produce a pro is a bit ridiculous.

    For what they do they prove again to produce the Top Juniors. That is good enough for now, lets see how their new initiative to grab kids @8 will work.

    So I guess if none of the Finalist trained at the USTA we would say????

    To have an honest debate one needs to give them Credit when it is deserved and Lambast them when they deserve it.
     
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  10. CoachDad

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    seminole.....its not credit or blaming USTA Boca. Its common sense.

    Many, many kids have been developed who have won the same exact tournaments as these Boca kids. And by parents, private coaches, academies....at less cost.

    So common sense....if we have achieved the same level for decades spending less money, it makes no sense to spend more money for the same results. Just spend that money saved on growing tennis.
     
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  11. seminoleG

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    OK I see your point. These are almost the exact words USTA Florida told one of our coaches.

    This was the driving force behind the New Structure. The will start ID kids @8, then Along with their Private Coach help develop and assist financially if required.

    Part of expanding the Regional Training Centers.

    Yes they have had kids win before, but they have more and they are going deeper in Draws now.
     
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  12. CoachDad

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    Hey seminole....I am going to be the ultimate hypocrite though. We are moving to Mission Bay, FL in a few months and I will take any benefits USTA Boca offer my girl!
     
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    WOW! Double WOW!! Triple WOW even!!! LOL, OMG, WTH, etc... Is it April 1st still or maybe someone hacked into Dad's account? That's a Bubba Watson hook if I've seen one. Seriously, good luck to her down there.
     
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  14. chalkflewup

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    And I believe Roman beat Tiafoe in the16s...I believe Tiafoe is a '98 kid.
     
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    The big difference here is college football programs generate revenue for the school. At big football schools, it's BIG money. Tennis does not. Even if a college program turns out just a few pros, it's more than tennis.... and still makes the school money.
     
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  16. TennisNola

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    Yes, Tiafoe is a very early '98 (January or February). Roman is also 14 (a '97). I heard that he is going back to Russia. Was training here since Orange Bowl. I saw the match, and most of the other highlighted matches throughout the tournament. Not a lot separates most of these kids from each other.
     
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