2019 Cetrulo Santelli feedback Jan 15, 2019 12:10:34 GMT
Post by jeduffey on Jan 15, 2019 12:10:34 GMT
Bleacher seating for 1,000! Totally positive improvement.
Posting the pool info and other updates in the parents area - a definitely positive improvement - but just a temporary measure until the real solution can be accomplished.
Large format scoring machines near the bleachers - good idea. Would be nice to have those at all of the strips, but good where we can get them.
It is difficult to expect coaches and teams to not eat on the fencing floor when more than one prominent team lays out their food in their team staging area and their coaches are photographed eating in that area. My parents were not impressed.
The same can be said for watching coaches ignore the "don't sit or stand behind the strip" and "non-active teams must exit the pod" rules.
Then we wonder why the parents keep coming out on the floor to get a better view of their kids fencing or to take pictures with their expensive cameras.
Perhaps we could offer 6 media badges for any parents that are willing to go through a background check and post their event pictures to a shared site for all of the parents to access. Most of this issue is due to the layout of the Drew facility. There is no spectator access to 65% of the event perimiter. A venue with full surround seating would eliminate 99% of this issue and these problems.
The level of fencing that I saw in the afternoon #1 pools was out right fantastic. Every fencer is to be congratulated on what they have accomplished and what they have become. The high school coaches also owe the club coaches a sincere thanks for making strong fencers who become strong team members.