Question: Is the school I have to play good?
Answer: Yes, they are at the state finals. And by the way, so are you.
Question: How do we get to the 2nd day of States?
Answer: For any player with a first round bye (most of you) you have to win 2 matches on Friday. For players who play a first round match, you must win 3 matches. If any flight does this, the whole team gets to spend a 2nd night at a hotel and root the girls on as they compete Saturday for a State Title. Two of the 15 prior teams I've taken to the State Finals have made it to the 2nd day...it's tough!!!
Question: How many points do we get for a win?
Answer: It's similar to regionals. If you have a bye your first round is worth two points, and one point for every win thereafter. If you don't have a bye, then every win is worth a point. If you win a state title at your flight, you'd earn 5 points for the team.
Question: What would be a good result for us?
Answer: A good result is that every player on the team leaves feeling like they played to their ability. If you think of a good result in terms of a number of points or a place that we take, then you are thinking about it incorrectly.
Question: Yeah, yeah, but what would it take for us to get a top ten finish let's say?
Answer: Last year, the team that took 10th finished with 8 points. So, probably right around 8 points:) My old rule of thumb was that 10 points gets you 10th place, but on years when fewer teams qualify, there are fewer points. This year only 17 teams qualified, so I think 8 is about right.