Re: A Great Coach at the HS level


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Posted by Recruiting on August 19, 2018 at 14:02:55:

In Reply to: Re: A Great Coach at the HS level posted by coach on August 18, 2018 at 12:30:52:

: : : : must adapt and adjust their own coaching style and strategic preferences to the ability, passion, talent level of the players in the program. I believe this is especially true at the public schools where there is less or 0 recruiting vs the top notch private schools that have established year in and year out "Open" level credability.

: : : : Those unwilling to change as Coaches will often quit or get fired and wind up leaving the program in worst shape before they were hired. It's kind of easy to determine report cards for new Coaches:

: : : : *) Typical Record at the school before you arrived vs your tenure
: : : : *) How many varsity players transferred out during your tenure?
: : : : *) How many quality players transferred in?
: : : : *) How many incoming players that were in your boundary did not wind up playing for you?
: : : : *) What is the % of returning players at all levels of the program?
: : : : *) Did you do better or worse in league than the previous Coach?
: : : : *) Any tournament wins in the preseason vs prior?
: : : : *) Any playoff appearances vs prior?

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: : : Many times players choose schools regardless of coach/basketball program due to academics, social atmosphere, etc.

: : : And now, especially for girls, with the upcoming recruiting changes, you will see more "super teams" forming as high school recruiting becomes more important than it is now.

: : : That and the lack of depth of quality players can skew how good/bad a coach may be at a certain school.

: : : That being said I agree with your opening statement about adjusting style and strategy to what you have as opposed to the other way around.

: : Great coaches adapt to personnel, improve the girls skills as they progress through the program and most importantly help get the girls ready for college (whether the girls play basketball in college or don't). Its pretty easy to see if you follow a program.

: : Now public schools don't recruit is also completely not true. For example, Palisades had how many girls not from the Palisades (e.g., program had club connections); Fairfax (don't think all those players live in that area); Granada (nope; most girls from the Valley but many would have Chatsworth, Cleveland, Kennedy, Van Nuys as home school); El Camino (girls that would have Taft, Birmingham, Granada as home school there; some even lived close to 405). Recruited by coaches to go play at those schools. And that's not just some public city section schools.

: You left out one of the schools who has had near the top of transfers or players out of their area.. Narbonne


While I am not saying that it doesn't go on in public schools too, there is one important thing to remember when you say a school "recruits" - be it public or private.

Athletic recruiting is actively trying to get an athlete to come to your school. Talking to them in a club setting or even at high school events or having others (parents) do it for you is illegal.

When an athlete approaches the school, that is not recruiting. Getting them into school within admissions standards/guidelines should not be considered recruiting.

And parents are going to put their children into the situation they think is best (whether it is or not is another discussion and individual to the situation). Unfortunately, many times they make that decision based on athletic success, so the better teams usually end up staying good.



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