coming from lancaster or columbus on 33 hit a light about 5 mi. outside of l-town Joe Carson Harley Davidson will be on the corner as well. u will turn left if coming from columbus and right if coming from lancaster the turn into the church is directly across the street from the fairfield county career center
Basically ive been playing on this field from the beginning. from b4 they had fields. i helped build the bunkers at the beginning and have continued to help. i was away for the army and just returned in time to really help out this past tourney in March. What i think that most of you fail to realize is that we used back woods rules cuz we are back woods players. We started this whole thing as a fun place to come out and play in a care free environment. I think that the problem lies with both sides as far as satisfaction goes. I think that players and teams come to the field expecting more than we are capable of doing and i think that we expect for everyone to be happy when theres always going to be those who dont like something or another.
Field improvements: our goal is to do away with the wood houses all together eventually. We are on our way. we put tractor tires and piping in the 5 man field. along with making a snake. This made the field alot more evenly balanced where the far side used to be favored
Reffing improvements: the hard thing about the reffing part of it is that each time we have different people volunteering. you have to understand. no one gets paid to help at the tourneys or to maintain the fields. Terry Thompson spends alot of his own money and spends alot of his own time to make sure it all works and to keep people as happy as possible. This past tourney we had the most ref's that we've ever had. And still we are improving. 4 or 5 more refs and acouple workshop days to teach them how to really do there job and do it good will really help.
The fields have been our main focus in the past. now i think that we have gotten the fields set up mostly how we want them and how people like them now we can focus more on the management and the tourneys themself as far as reffing and keeping things always moving. like this last tourney there were some delays with late players and other small things. As we start making improvements to make things flow better and what not though, dont be suprised and dont complain when a team has to forfiet or play a man down cuz they have some sort of technical difficulty.
I dont see it getting that strict especially not any time soon though because the goal of this whole thing is to keep it as friendly as possible. Some teams see that, others dont(mostly the younger teams and players). I guess it comes back to the fact that everyone is expecting something different out of the ref's, the field, and the tourney as a whole.
On a personal note however, it makes me mad and sad to come on here and see 2 negative reports on our field when we have multiple teams that are at all our tourneys and always have a good time. it seems like its just the little kids that get a bad call made or something doesnt go there way at the tourney that are comin on here and writing stuff which makes us look bad. im not saying we're perfect but at the same time our field is very reputible and we have built it from the ground up, the field and everything that comes with it. it has all been trial and error and we have learned alot and i feel like we are doing a very good job.
"it seems like its just the little kids that get a bad call made or something doesnt go there way at the tourney that are comin on here and writing stuff which makes us look bad."-It wasn't about bad calls or bad blood with my "little kid" (18-20 yr olds) team, I was writing my honest opinion as unbiased as possible. Your field has improved A LOT and I've edited my review accordingly. Btw, if you were a ref you guys were excellent. Thanks, & God Bless.
Knowing nothing about the field, except what I have read today on this forum, it sounds like a place that would welcome newcomers and tries to teach everyone about the sport.
I had not heard anything negative until I read the response above, but even then, it does sound like there has been a lot of improvement and that the management/volunteers are trying to improve. At least, they are listening to complaints and responding.
That's a good sign.