Archive | September, 2012

WINNING: WHAT MATTERS

Tournament street and roller hockey can be very competitive. Many teams play, few win. But accomplishment goes beyond winning. Comportment means a lot. Great teams have won lots of championships while acting like a bunch of hooligans. They likely romanticized themselves as noble, stick-wielding gladiators. But they were really just jerks, and that’s what they’re […]

TOURNAMENTS: WHAT MATTERS

I have hosted street and roller hockey tournaments since 1980. The longer I do it, the simpler it gets. Very few factors go into administering a successful tournament. It mostly comes down to two factors: OFFICIATING and SCHEDULING. The referees and timekeepers represent the tournament. They deal with coaches and players FAR MORE than the […]