Parenting through the Athletic Process

When I was a child, parenting a wannabe athlete was much easier: in the fall, I played soccer for the club affiliated with my church; in winter, I played basketball for my school; in spring, I played Little League at the league five minutes from my house; and, during the summer, I was fortunate to Read more about Parenting through the Athletic Process[…]

High school, AAU, and European club basketball as player development systems

Last week, I wrote about the weekly training schedule for the Unicaja Malaga junior teams. The only comment concerned education. On another site, I saw AAU basketball criticized for its negative impact on education, following upon the ESPN OTL discussion on AAU vs. high school basketball. While my main point for this piece is player Read more about High school, AAU, and European club basketball as player development systems[…]