Posted by Preach on February 24, 2017 at 22:56:18:
In Reply to: Re: Travel Ball Problems posted by What Really Matters on February 24, 2017 at 19:42:51:
: : Why are all of these travel/club ball teams holding tryouts right now and jeopardizing these high school kids eligibility? Why don't these travel/club ball teams wait after March 18 before holding their tryouts. I know these travel/club ball coaches don't care about high school basketball but still, a lot of these kids have more riding on the line than making sure they have a spot on a travel ball team. Besides, these travel/club ball teams don't care about the kids, all they care about is the money and the hustle. Tell these parents that they will get their kids a scholarship when all they do is take the money and run.
: : My advice to these parents are if your kid is not on the top 3 teams for their travel/club ball team then I recommend having your kids playing for both their travel/club ball team and their high school team because your kid will more than likely will not travel for any travel/club ball tournaments. Also, if your high school team plays at all of these local travel/club ball tournaments then just stay with your high school team and keep building and playing with your high school team. Parents, your kid can still get a scholarship from just playing with their high school team. Save some money for more important things than lining someone else's pocket.
: Exactly. To say nothing of the fact that all of the girls has been playing non-stop at least from early November on (with many playing starting in September). It is very important for the girls to take some time off and let their bodies rest. Still exercise but keep from playing basketball with the wear and tear on the knees, ankles and back. Playing the same sport year round takes a toll. Waiting until later in March to start club basketball will not hurt anyone (or keep them from getting a scholarship if they have the ability).
Good observation!!!! Please parents understand that name brand clubs mean absolutely nothing if your daughter isn't on a top team! And if she's on a top team and isn't in the top 7, don't waste your time or money. Play on a team that you're going to get game experience and enjoy watching your kid play basketball. Don't take high school coaches for granted either. They spend about 85% of their time with your child during a 4 year period, chances are that they even know them better than you'd think!
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