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    May this serve as an eye opener to all kids and coaches.....


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    May this serve as an eye opener to all kids and coaches..... Empty May this serve as an eye opener to all kids and coaches.....

    Post by thehoopfactory Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:55 pm

    The recent trend of every kid wanting to go "Prep" is in my opinion stupid and will set Canada as a basketball nation back for years to come.
    You can never truly build anything domestically by having it exported to be developed.
    Not to say that a Prep school is not very beneficial for a select few. Key word being "select". But its not going to be the answer for many of these kids who are thinking a "prep" will be the answer to their basketball prayers. The truth is many of them will get lost in the mix in a country where 6'6 athletes grow on trees. Not to mention that many of these so called "preps" are simply regular high schools where the coach may be just as qualified or unqualified as our coaches here. If you're sending all your players to Prep schools are you a coach or a "broker"? And are we simply saying that we can't do it ourselves and empowering other coaches by giving away some of our best talent?
    Just some food for thought

    Here's two youtube videos of something I've experienced and have been preaching through my camps and clinics for the past 6 years.
    We ( Canada) are not lacking talent. We are simply following the wrong system.

    Why are we following a broken American system.....? They themselves have admitted its broken, but yet we (generally speaking) continue to follow. There needs to be a change in mentality in regards to what we see as important at key development stages in our players.

    I'm hoping a such a important subject will open up some good conversation...chances are it won't...because again, we are all caught up in what the Americans are doing and we are not in America.

    Coaches, AAU is not the answer, playing more games is not the answer, having your players seen by every college coach is not the answer, FUNDAMENTALS IS THE ANSWER.

    We have the Athletes in Canada, more so than the Europeans. WE ARE NOT DEVELOPING THEM.

    Lets Wake up Canada



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