How you YOU determine what meets you will enter.
How far out (months)from a do you select what meets you will enter?
How far will you travel to go to a meet?
How far would you go for A National Meet?
What draws you to the meets that you enter?
How long is you training for a meet?
What would cause you to enter a meet that was posted with short notice?
Do awards, or cost of entry to the meet play a factor in you selection?
Do you like meets with small or large number of lifters?
What other factors do you consider?
Personally, I look at the coming year, one year out, and select my meets based on other personal and family events and financd. Because I help with a number of state meets in the surrounding area I only lift in National meets regardless of number of lifters and awards. These meets are usually the Natural Nationals, World Cup, and Masters Nationals. I also like to go to new places. My training for a meet is usually about 3 months 12 weeks. I probably would only enter a meet with short notice if something happened that I wasn't able to lift in a meet I had planned for and was already pretty well in to the training.
Let me know your thoughts. Just curious. Forum has been pretty quite lately. Let get some discussion going.