Posted by Hoop Fan 8 on January 08, 2017 at 21:22:14:
In Reply to: Re: Transfers, transfers, everywhere! posted by JungleNutz on January 08, 2017 at 20:31:59:
I hope my initial post didn't come across as complaining-- I really am curious to see what other people think. But you bring up a good point. There isn't a lot of focus on the coaches (or the schools) when kids transfer--it's usually on the kid and the parents. I think it's a little bit of both--some coaches are shady or flat out can't coach...but some kids think they should be starting the minute to get to high school and want to transfer when they're not on the fast track to a D1 scholarship.
I know a few other kids in the process of transferring right now. So if the problem is bad coaching, what can the schools do to attract and keep good coaches (besides paying them enough)?
: : Why are there so many high school basketball transfers now compared to 20 years ago?
: : Is it because we live in an instant gratification society, and parents and kids want instant success?
: : Is it because of social media...people think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence because we have access to so much information about other programs because of Twitter, Instagram, Maxpreps, etc?
: : Is it because kids aren't as resilient as they used to be so instead of toughing it out through difficult situations, they just run to the next situation?
: : Think about how many kids have transferred schools during the past few seasons in southern California alone. It really is an epidemic.
: : Curious to know if other people who follow prep basketball think it's a problem or not a big deal.
: Transfers are everywhere. In some cases it's a goin thing and the grass is greener on the other side. Didn't January transfer to Taft? If so, good move. Look at Shareef at Crossroads. He left a very shaky situation and is better off at Cross. A lot of it depends on coaching and if it's good for a kid or good at all. Too many times we hear guys say that a kid is leaving a difficult situation as if some of these coaches aren't crooked or just flat out bad for kids. I can't remember the kid's name, but a kid left Dominguez when Russell Otis was there and people were saying that he's running from a difficult situation. Then we find out that Otis is a sicko that should be locked up for life. On a lesser, what if your kid is at Winward and they change coaches every year. What if you're at Chino Hills, Village Christian where it's daddy ball?
: Instead of complaining about kids transferring, wonder why they're transferring. There's some bad guys coaching. I'm not talking about x&o's. I'm talking about dirty situations that's fixed for their kids and buddy's kids instead of hooping. That's evil sh!t. So a kid at a place like Chino Hills should be able to run away from there.
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