(** Results can also be found in the 2012 Results Tab at the top)
The 2012 Winter Bump is now in the record books and on behalf of Grand Strand Juniors, I want to thank you for coming to this year’s event. Our staff has had to overcome many obstacles for the 2012 tournament and have worked extremely hard to make sure you had a good tournament experience. Having to pull together multiple locations in a short period of time, work with new tournament formats, and divide volunteers for 8 locations over 3 days was no easy task. Many sites were new and we encountered situations that required additional attention. In spite of everything, we pressed forward because in the end we wanted to play a volleyball tournament.
I know that most of you came, played, and left having a great time. I am aware that some glitches did occur. We were unable to provide master officials at every location as planned (Two canceled at last minute), GPS directions were different (Myrtle Beaches own officials were not aware of this) from address of physical location, and not having an internet based system required additional work tracking the play schedule. A few other minor issues occurred as well.
In the end it was about 169 teams coming together to prepare themselves for the rest of the 2012 club volleyball season. As a coach I was given the opportunity to look at my team in game situations and understand what our needs are. I saw my team grow over the course of three days and continually improve. I learned much more in our failures than our successes (although I like the successes better) and can be more confident in what I need to do before the next tournament comes around. From all of us at the “Winter Bump” have a great 2012 club volleyball season.
Grand Strand Juniors
Winter Bump Tournament Director
PS.. We’d love to post any great pictures you have of your team, action shots or the fun they had in Myrtle Beach!! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any you’d like to share!!