Posted by Fan of the Game on March 23, 2018 at 22:14:29:
In Reply to: Re: High School Coaching Jobs posted by g on March 22, 2018 at 09:39:00:
: : : : : : Is there a list of Public League Schools who won their league or a list of the coaches of the year from each league? I'm moving into Orange County by the 91 Freeway. Any good coaches I can send my boy to?
: : : : : : I was told the Freeway, Orange, Empire, and North Hills are 91 freeway leagues...
: : : : : : Any opinions? I don't have money for private school.
: : : : : Cypress High School had a really good year.
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: : : : Pick the best academic school you can.
: : : : Grades are more important - they open up doors (basketball or otherwise) more than basketball.
: : : : Hopefully, the team/coach at that school is decent. But if you are worried about college recruiting - that is all coming from picking the right travel team.
: : : : Good luck!
: : : :::right school, right travel team yap, yap, yap. That is the problem - there isn't a "right school" or a "right travel team" and parents like these posters waste countless time and money searching for it. Work hard in school and on the court - if your kid can truly play - they will find him. Always have, always will.
: : First of all, you should always pick the best academic school you can. Grades are the most important thing. You can get as much or more scholarship money with academic aid. Also, the percentages show only 5% of kids play at the next level (any level), so good grades serve you best in the end.
: : As for travel ball, you do need to be on the "right team" - unless you are truly elite. But if you are truly elite, the top travel teams will bring you on. Again, most kids aren't. So playing 5 minutes on some shoe team isn't going to get it done. Or playing 40 minutes on the local team that no one watches and that is run by a guy who doesn't know any college coaches doesn't work either. You need to find a good team, that plays in good tourneys, gets in upper divisions, and get a lot of playing time. And you need a coach who does some work for you. Yes, the athlete needs to do recruiting work too, but a well-respected coach calling to the college recruiter carries more weight than a random kid they have never heard of.
: Orange County by the 91 freeway is not very specific. City? Off the top of my head you could be moving to: Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Placentia, Anaheim, Fullerton, Buena Park, or Cypress. That's like 5-6 different school districts.
I don't agree that "Travel Teams" are the way to go in terms of getting noticed. IF you are a really good player - they will find you. Always has been - always will. These so-called "elite" Travel Teams - bunch of baloney. They don't help - they actually do more harm than good. It teaches kids nothing about Teamwork - kids play on several teams at once like mercenaries - with NO LOYALTY to any one team. Great lesson to teach your son or daughter. Travel teams are all about "ME" - nothing about team.
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