There is an epidemic going on in the basketball world today. No, it is not the fact that Division 1 College Basketball players should be getting paid for their service. It’s in my world, which is the world of AAU basketball and the idea that most players think they are “elite” and should be playing on “elite” teams.
The word “elite” has destroyed many young players and poisoned the mind of many parents.
Are there actually elite players in youth basketball?
Yes, but is every Joe Schmoe who comes to a tryout, an elite player? Heck no!
I have nothing against players wanting to play at the highest level. If you are competitive, you should want that. It is human nature to prove that you are one of the best or that you can, at least, compete with them.Continue reading “If It Is Not Elite, “I’m Not Playing””