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Poor Tim

Syracuse, NY

#1 Feb 17, 2014
Looks like the old guard has once again ruined another youth basketball tournament. The best part is the old guard doesn't realize they are the problem not the parents.
oblivious

Albany, NY

#2 Feb 17, 2014
Poor Tim wrote:
Looks like the old guard has once again ruined another youth basketball tournament. The best part is the old guard doesn't realize they are the problem not the parents.
Are you talking about Tim Madden? Not sure who is worse, him or his wife. Maybe he should give up the basketball thing and concentrate on his kids. One daughter is fine, the 11th grader is mean, cruel, evil and a bully. Mom and dad are clueless and she puts on the sweet little face and fools even her teachers. Wake up Maddens. No one likes her except the boys she puts out for.
oh boy

Utica, NY

#3 Feb 17, 2014
great job tim. you are such a j@ck@ss.
Dumb and dumber

Tampa, FL

#4 Feb 17, 2014
What gives Madden any credibility in running a basketball program?? He was an average high school basketball player! Another NH dad getting involved to keep his kid moving up! Watch out Randall and Goodelle - another 5/6 years when his son's 15 Timmy boy will be coming for your job! You heard it here first!
Hoops fan

Utica, NY

#5 Feb 17, 2014
I might be wrong but aren't the same guys who ran the K of C tournament into the ground, the same guys who run the NH tourney
billy

Utica, NY

#6 Feb 17, 2014
Isn't the nh tournament run by Timmy Welchons? Always has been. Welchons, holtslag, jr, Andy goodelle etc...
NHParentsAsso

Utica, NY

#7 Feb 18, 2014
If the tourney is cancelled its because at NH nobody cares anymore. I hear they scheduled the tourney on the same weekend, March 1 and 2, as the very good VVS tourney for 7th and 8th graders. Dumb move by NH. VVS draws 10-12 teams in each bracket and is run professionally with REAL refs. Another black eye over the years at NH is because they charge as much but the refs are nh and wboro coaches and parents. Another dumb move. NH does stuff very poorly. Plus NH basketball program is crumbling with lack of leadership on and off the court. The tourney has become a joke and Welchons is terrible and a very mean person. He doesn't get it.
Larry Brown

Utica, NY

#8 Feb 18, 2014
Sounds like trouble in River city.
Parents

Utica, NY

#9 Feb 18, 2014
People do a great job of pointing the finger at the person that organizes this tournament, but they fail to face the reality of this - if parents do not volunteer, events like these cannot happen. It is impossible to have a tournament at 3 separate facilities with concession stands without any parent volunteers. Parents are quick to sign their kids up for any and everything, but do not want to dedicate any of THEIR time to help the organizations that their children are involved in. A tournament or any event cannot run with 5-10 people working it. This is true in every sport/activity now from AYSO to plays to dance recitals. It's just too bad that kids lose out in this...
Director

Utica, NY

#10 Feb 18, 2014
Parents wrote:
People do a great job of pointing the finger at the person that organizes this tournament, but they fail to face the reality of this - if parents do not volunteer, events like these cannot happen. It is impossible to have a tournament at 3 separate facilities with concession stands without any parent volunteers. Parents are quick to sign their kids up for any and everything, but do not want to dedicate any of THEIR time to help the organizations that their children are involved in. A tournament or any event cannot run with 5-10 people working it. This is true in every sport/activity now from AYSO to plays to dance recitals. It's just too bad that kids lose out in this...
See this is the problem with the tourney organizer, he/she is either too arrogant or too stupid to realize they are the problem. What parent wants to volunteer when you are either criticized or treated like crap by the "organizer". Also the visiting teams & coaches are sick of the likes of Welchons, Holtslag and the rest of the crew that refs games. Dump the organizers and hire real refs and then you will be able to host a tournament
John

Utica, NY

#11 Feb 18, 2014
I am a parent of a NH player and still to today, I and others have heard nothing of the sort to volunteer to help. Have not even heard of when the tourney is and heard nothing at all. There has been no communication at all by anyone. Parents know nothing so they is a lame excuse. The people running the event have done nothing at all.
nooo

Whitesboro, NY

#12 Feb 19, 2014
you cant have refs like that in a tourney. they stink and are not
qualified. We were in alof NH tourneys in that tiny gym with parents looking down at you screaming. I remember one ref, skinny, black hair, has a little kid now I think, I almost attacked him and ripped his head off during a game. He absolutely sucked!!!
Gregory

Utica, NY

#13 Feb 19, 2014
Sad day for the kids. 7th and 8th graders can still go to VVS tourney same weekend. Both tournament schedule for the same weekend too, stupid. VVS run with real refs and great gyms and NH run by clowns and shitty gyms. Where would you go?
Backdoor Devils

Utica, NY

#14 Feb 19, 2014
Don't you think the people at VVS saw how the NH tourney last year was such a train wreck, and went & did their own. NH will never be able to host a tournament until the current guard is replaced.
hey

Whitesboro, NY

#15 Feb 19, 2014
Gregory wrote:
Sad day for the kids. 7th and 8th graders can still go to VVS tourney same weekend. Both tournament schedule for the same weekend too, stupid. VVS run with real refs and great gyms and NH run by clowns and shitty gyms. Where would you go?
Is your son getting stronger so he can move up?
Gregory

Utica, NY

#16 Feb 19, 2014
VVS wont come to NH tourney anymore because of refs. VVS has run this tourney for years and draws 12 teams in each bracket for 7th and 8th. New Hartford organizers are terrible, especially very rude Welchons. He is nasty and mean.
Too bad

Utica, NY

#17 Feb 19, 2014
Gregory wrote:
VVS wont come to NH tourney anymore because of refs. VVS has run this tourney for years and draws 12 teams in each bracket for 7th and 8th. New Hartford organizers are terrible, especially very rude Welchons. He is nasty and mean.
Im gonna miss Lapertosa. He is such a good ref.
IRS

Syracuse, NY

#19 Feb 21, 2014
Where'd all the $$$$$$$ go
Randy

Utica, NY

#20 Feb 21, 2014
Welchons got it all.
WHO GIVES A CRAP

Albany, NY

#21 Feb 21, 2014
NH sports are a joke in general from the admin down to youth parent coaches, oh excuse me scholastic parent coaches too since most of the coaches at school are parents as well.
7th and 8th grade boys coaches are a joke, neither one knows the game, one has the personality of a door knob and cannot relate to kids, the other is a parent just in it so his kid was assured a spot on the 7th grade team and then he can ride his daddy coattails the following year. Stop being a helicopter parent and hovering around your kids till they graduate!!!!!.
NH parents are so sad.
Let your kid experience real life before he is on HIS OWN AND HAS NO CLUE ABOUT FAILING OR NOT BEING ACCEPTED ARE YOU GOING TO YOUR SONS FIRST JOB INTERVIEW TOO?? PATHETIC
F$#king Joke all of them.

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