As I mentioned yesterday, the week leading up to a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament is crazy and hectic. The staff of US Grappling is firing off dozens of emails, making phones calls, confirming reservations, buying supplies, making copies, etc…
When an event winds down on Saturday (or Sunday) evening most grapplers head home with another tournament behind them. For us, we’re just past the halfway point. Mats have to be returned home. Things we rented like the truck, PA, tables, chairs, etc have to be returned. Results (full brackets) have to be entered into the computer and uploaded to the web. Our website has to be updated. There may be customer service issues to resolve. There’s accounting to do, and a staff to pay. The work continues for several days.
Of course, there’s always something to do to at US Grappling, not just before and after events. Event planning may begin as early as a year before the event. And beyond the events there are constant discussions about rules, referee certification, pricing, merchandise, video, and the web. The work of US Grappling never ends.
Here’s my question – is this stuff of interest to competitors? Would you want to read a separate blog, written by the staff of US Grappling, explaining what we’re putting in to our events, what we’re planning, what we’re thinking about, etc?
It would be hosted over on usgrappling.us, and could also serve as an feedback mechanism for grapplers. We’re constantly seeking feedback (good and bad) from the competitors and spectators.
Leave a comment here if you think this is something you’d want to read.