First let me begin by saying that the future of our sport is in good hands. I had the pleasure of being a boat captain for a high school team out of Arizona. That’s not really a big deal until you think about the fact that their journey began the day before at 1PM. The parents of these fine young men drove 13 hours thru the night to meet up with me on Friday morning at the ramp for a few hours of prefish. For high school teams it takes a much bigger team to make things happen. Its very consuming for the parents of these anglers. We as parents give our time to our children without giving it a second thought. Now think about an aspiring young angler nor anglers with big dreams. I mean its not like there is a tournament in your back yard or local park on Saturdays for an hour. This was a regional event in the Western Region. Which means this is it, if you want to make nationals then you have to be there. So Id like to commend the awesome parents of all the kids that are out fishing these events. In a day and age of video games and hanging in the house, its truly a blessing to see some of our youth out living the dream in nature.