I went to see my grandson and a bunch of friends that I have made in helping coach grammer school basketball players. I realize those who are administrating the program, El Centro Elementary After School Program, mean well for the kids taking part in the program. Before anything else, I would like to congratulate the eventual winners from McKinley Elementary School.
However, I would like to add that during the time that I participated in sports, before Little League, in national tournaments in Mexico, and coaching three sports for over 27 years, I have never seen the likes of what I saw today. The team representing Desert Gardens School had to play three games in a row. They eventually lost by two points.
They won their first game in a rout, in a short court. They won their second game in a rout, in a full court. They faced McKinley, the eventual champions, again in a full court, with out no rest between all three games. If you have ever played any type of organized basketball or any basketball, for that matter, you would know about the fatigue factor.