I received a few good responses on my article from earlier today titled “Competitive Greatness.” One reply discussed the effect AAU basketball has had on competitive greatness. This reply led to a really good discussion with an AAU coach. Basically, we discussed that AAU basketball tournaments have taken the focus off of winning for many of the players. Most of the players are more focused on getting recognized by college coaches than they are with playing as a team and playing good solid basketball to win games. We both agreed that AAU is an important part of basketball, but both of us would like to see more of an emphasis placed on skill development and teamwork rather than what turns into one on one battles or all-star like games.
What are your thoughts??? I would love to hear them. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org