Posted by ppop on June 23, 2018 at 07:46:12:
In Reply to: Re: Easy Formula posted by Basketball Jones on June 22, 2018 at 13:56:59:
: : 1) Play at a HS where you are the #1 or #2 option. Be a STARTER for 4 years and be a leader by Jr. year. Put up career #'s and show improvement ever year. (Frosh 10pts a game by SR. year putting up 20-25points a game). Yeah its great to play for OPEN teams but if you are 8th-12th on the bench CHEERLEADING who cares that you won a CIF title......you didn't really contribute.
: : 2) Play for a club that does exposure tourneys and make sure you are in the starting rotation. Do NOT be a "Pay for the OTHERS" player who is there just to support the upper tier. Find a system and coach that plays TEAM ball. Not the pressure/trap/ drive to the basket recklessly - chuck 3's coach that only knows fast break and defensive pressure.
: : 3) Put in the TIME in the classroom and on the court. You don't need trainers, shooting coaches, nutritionists, strength trainer.......it comes down to YOU!!! Your internal desire to improve and YOUR passion for the game. You either want it or you don't. Keep your grades up 3.5 or >gpa
: : 4) DO NOT PLAY YEAR AROUND - Injuries and burnout will kill your soul........have time for family and friends.
: This is smart advice. Genius, I want to read more of your posts.
I had two kids that played and started in highschool. Both got D-1 Scholarships.. If I had to do it over again they would only play major summer tournaments and nothing else. My son refused to play in non-major tournaments. Everybody was up set but he was right. 90% of the kids that played all the time did not even play college basketball. My Daughter was a great College player and just quite her senior year she was just burned out. She has her degree and her dream job and did not even consider the WMBA as the gave her a offer. The money was really sad !!! Please spend your time with your kids as they will be gone soon. If they are good enough the Colleges will be at your door. They will find your kid. National Travel ball for girls was fun !!! My daughter learned to be more independent. The coaches were strict about parents remaining in the background.
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