[quote author="Carl Valle" date="1364957529"][quote author="hscoach" date="1364880270"]teach the “soft landing” in all sports
This is a big can of worms. AAU programs are not very European and they are a very popular way to get the few select players more time to play. Amazing all of the AAU starts that ride bench at Varsity HS games because moms and dads pay for them to travel and allow super stars to get freebees because of borderline fundraising activities.
I am not here to ask who did what when, but was his landing something that could have been addressed. I don’t have the answer for that.[/quote]
What AAU player rides the bench at their hs? The AAU players NCAA coaches care about are the stars, example Calipari and those that get his leftovers. Their parents aren’t paying jack, at least not the good ones parents. Shoe companies, handlers, and boosters are toting that note.
He probably had a stress fracture.[/quote]
AAU is about getting the stars showcased, not the 12th man who drops a lot of money to ensure that those that can’t afford are pooled in with the money moms and dads spend.