Re: Travel coaches

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Posted by High school on July 04, 2019 at 08:16:24:

In Reply to: Re: Travel coaches posted by The Problem is on July 03, 2019 at 07:21:55:

: : : 2-3 weeks --dang we already give those guys 9 months during the school year. And what do they do with it, enter a ton of leagues here and there but never work on real individual skill development. I will admit that some high school coaches do an amazing job here in Cali--but others are an embarrassment. What can be accomplished during those additional 2-3 weeks? High school coaches are already asking kids to miss club practices and tournaments, interfering with team chemistry, and so these kids, shaking and trembling run to their high school games---where they play horrible teams and competition. Then those high school coaches do the same thing they have been doing all year and play particular lineups. I get that a kid should certainly earn their PT, but then that's why club games are for right?

: : Good high school coaches use the summer for skill development. If they arenít doing that, somethings wrong. As a rule of thumb, travel ball coaches should reserve the month of June for players to be with their HS teams. It builds chemistry for the upcoming school year and all that... however, that being said, if a school has a top kid and that kid wants to go play at a tournament where college coaches are, let them go.... this does a few things, possibly one of the your players could get a scholarship, strengthening the looks of your program while your bench players get the opportunity to play valuable minutes. Win win in my eyes. HS coaches and AAU coaches need to work together, too much divide not good for the kids. Quit making it about yourselves and do whatís best for the kids...

: The trouble is with most of the travel coaches and high school coaches is ego. They both want to have the kid play for them when they want, no exceptions. Working together would be great but, I don't see it happening. As far as development goes, by daughter was developed by her high school coach, not her club coach..... Food for thought.

What people tend to forget is that there are travel teams and then there are ďtravel teamsĒ. Anyone who has attended an exposure or viewing event knows that the college coaches are only looking at a few courts. The other girls are really just playing for ? Could be in a gym somewhere developing their skills, instead of paying for the top players in their program . Even worse, most of the tournaments arenít viewing events. If someone is good enough to play in eybl or other top level gams, then thatís a different story.

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