What makes Bill Aris' Fayetteville-Manlius teams so special? For starters, they've already had practice today (on Thanksgiving):
Yep, not-practice practice. The rule is only 6 days a week for practice. That's not a "real " practice the other day.
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Ahh, New York. The state with an unfair advantage.
Because they run off all the noncompetive people. Seriously there aren't many cases of some sucking in 9th grade and being a meaningful scorer as a junior/senior especially among the woman.
How does Aris manage to have such consistently good teams with only 20 girls and 12 boys this year? This is ridiculous to compare them to their NXN competitors often with over 100 on their teams. I'm guessing he demands so much from his runners than only so many are willing to buy in but that's amazing to think that his teams can't afford to "throw them against the wall and see who sticks" and yet competes so well on the national level
Not sure who told you this, but it's not accurate. The winter dead period was from November 7th through November 16th.
I'm jealous, in Virginia the last two days have been mandatory "dead days" for all sports. Meaning we are not allowed to have practice Wednesday or Thursday or any contact with our athletes. Very conducive for those competing in the NXR SE meet two days later.
That is by design.
How does Aris manage to have such consistently good teams with only 20 girls and 12 boys this year?