If you are a high school coach, please explain to your players about developing skills. There is an old saying in basketball..."Be good to basketball and basketball will be good to you." Unfortunately, there are thousands upon thousands of young players that are abusing basketball.
I fully understand why AAU is so popular. First and foremost, you are playing against the best players.
AAU also is about hope. Many parents throw out thousands of dollars per year (yes it adds up if you count gas, hotels and meals) "hoping" their child gets seen by coaches and gets the golden scholarship.
Unfortunately for many this won't happen because of skill development. If what my friend said is actually true in regards to the 10% theory (and I believe he is very knowledgeable), then as high school and middle school coaches we need to fix it.
From the 4th grade to the highest AAU levels, coaches need to constantly remind their players the importance of working on their basketball skills (especially shooting).
As coaches we got into this profession to help youngsters. It's not always about winning games. For me, there is nothing better than seeing players improve.
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