Posted by Coach on May 10, 2017 at 12:43:05:
Posted this as a response in another thread, but thought it might be worth its own.
Parents understand this, the camps you go to and the clubs you play for have almost nothing to do with whether your daughter gets a scholarship or not. Most of the girls getting offers from these camps and club viewing tournaments would be getting scholarships without them.
Where the camps and clubs do good, is by making your daughter a better player. It is all in the training and game experience.
My advice as a coach and parent of a college athlete: if you want your daughter to play college basketball, find a good trainer and get her private or semi-private lessons. Find a club team where she will play a lot of games against good competition and she will play a lot in those games.
THEN, do some work yourself. Make a list of schools that you feel meet the criteria you are looking for: Able to play at that school, good location, provides the education options you're looking for. Then contact those coaches.
College coaches have a limited amount of resources to recruit players. The only reason they go to viewing tournaments is that it gives them an opportunity to see a lot of players at one time. If you let a coach know you are interested in their program, they will spend time looking into you. PERIOD! You don't have to hope your in the right place, with the right club, at the right time, with the right colleges in attendance at your tournament.
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