Posted by AC on February 16, 2017 at 14:13:07:
In Reply to: Re: No they don't. posted by Seriously? on February 16, 2017 at 13:19:35:
: Dad! your kid is not D2, D3 or the dreamed about D1...your "at large" team just got bounced from the 1st round of playoffs!!!!!....ahahahaha..."dream on, dream on....
Interesting topic here. Here is the problem- you have younger, inexperienced coaches coaching at schools like WR, Valencia and Canyon. Nothing against those guys, I'm sure they're decent coaches, but inexperienced.
I know of several players who quit WR because they don't like Shant. I'm my opinion, he's a great coach, just not a good people person. Does he enstill good work ethic and moral values in his player? Probably not. Take James for example- he was never a top player when he played, but he's a great coach. Is the WR program biased towards kids who play for James' club team? Yes, of course. I know first hand because my kid was cut his freshman year. He had several other Foothill coaches asking him to play for other schools, and he chose to stay where his friends are and to get a great education at a top ranked public school. Sure, I understand why kids like Penberthy and Riley want to go to private schools in the Mission league, but the reality is these kids will never go D3 or better. They want to stay at a school where their friends are and where they feel like they are in their comfort zone.
Coach Kelly at Hart runs a great program, Valencia has always had a decent program. Canyon and Golden Valley...you never know what's going on there. It's all politics and you have parents with more money than god. Me, I'm just a dumb blue collar government employee who is glad my kid is getting a great education where he's at.
All these Santa Clarita parents who are on here bashing coaches and hiding behind their keyboards on an anonymous message board are pathetic.
There is more to life than high school basketball. I ask my son if he wants to try out again for the basketball team, and he tells me, "No. I don't think the coaches want me to play because I'm not good enough and I don't play for their club team."
Sure there's other club teams- Playmakers had Kodoma and Akano- Impact had the big kid from Golden Valley and some others. I'm sure Cal Storm had a few too.
Who cares who they play for? Just take the talented and athletic ones who want to get better and a good coach can mold them into great players.
Rant over. Peace out!
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