The 2019 Schedules are posted below.
DO NOT CONSIDER THE ASSIGNED TOURNAMENTS AS “SET IN STONE” FOR EACH PLAYER. Rankings, eligibility and tournament cancellations can require updates or modifications of the schedule. As we have seen already this season from Whitehawk Closing, major changes may occur that we have little control over.
WE OFTEN HAVE BAD WEATHER CANCELLATIONS THAT WILL REQUIRE ADJUSTMENTS TO PLAYING SCHEDULES. But for the most part, your Spartan’s schedule will be mostly accurate, if not totally accurate.
MEAL MONEY AND/OR OVERNIGHT TRIP EXPENSES WILL BE TIGHTER THIS YEAR DUE TO OUR LOSING OUR INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT DATES. Some tournaments close to home may involve the team not stopping to eat after we play, if we arrive back at Bixby with reasonable time for the players to eat dinner at home.
Plan to send snacks with your Spartan to keep in their golf bags. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THEY EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST BEFORE PLAYING. (Even if a player does not ordinarily eat breakfast) They will run out of gas after a couple hours of play without nourishment. HELP THEM LEARN TO BE SMART ABOUT THAT.
When the boys play 36 holes, they will have lunch provided between rounds. When we play out of the Tulsa area, Boys & girls will stop for dinner. Players will get $10 per meal money. If they need more than that, have them plan for it.
Junior High players will stop for dinner after play after specific tournaments as well. (We usually go to CiCis) or MacDonalds. Those tournaments will be identified in advance.
VERY IMPORTANT: Have your Spartans plan for their trips the night before each tournament. They need to pack their travel bags with warm gear. The weather is often cold especially in March. PLAYERS LATE FOR THE BUS MUST GO ON TO SCHOOL. They cannot be transported to a tournament by a private vehicle in ALMOST ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. Help them strive to be early for these activities. They can warm up in the complex in the mornings in some cases.
Bus departure times are posted on a Remind101 in advance of each trip. MAKE SURE YOUR SPARTAN HAS SIGNED YOU UP FOR THE MESSAGES.
Players failing to wear the team uniforms will not be allowed to go on the bus and play. Every year someone “loses their uniform” or forgets to wash it….etc…. Again, help them learn to plan for their activities, well in advance. (Just like sleeping thru an alarm…. I never accept them blaming it on mom or dad… They are old enough to start to handle these things themselves.
Players may ride home AFTER TOURNAMENTS with their own parent only. (NOT A FRIENDS PARENT)
We are going to have a great year at all levels. You are encouraged to come watch your son or daughter compete. Watching them play is the most fulfilling sporting activity you can observe them directly involved in..…. They have the ball EVERY PLAY…. They are never standing in right field with no chances to catch a ball or bat later…. No one has to pass them a ball or kick it to them to give them a chance to shoot or score…. You have a chance to see several hours of them ATTEMPT EVERY SHOT…. Anywhere from 40 to 120 times! Don’t miss it, if you can make it happen!