Basketball coaches at my school have often complained about the length of their season. This I am sure is in part due to the Christmas break. As a softball coach I am concerned that the playoffs for basketball extend so far into softball. Our scrimage came with 5 of our starters coming out of basketball the day before! In large schools the players often specialize so it doesn't matter. In small schools we have three sport athletes. Does anyone think it possible to keep the same number of games and yet shorten the season of play? And is this an issue the AIA should address?