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It's quality and consistency in coaching, relating to the players and recruiting; you need all three. It is helpful to be able to move kids along to quality Jr. programs and get college coaches to look at your kids.
Look at all of the high school programs and you tell me if the ones that can deliver on all points - coaching, relating to players, recruiting and finding spots for kids...how have they done recently?
The top 4-5 C.C. schools recruit. If they don't, they will either not be very good or they will learn how to. Basically the process as I've seen it firsthand is you pull in a few 'assistant coaches' and they spread out a bit to various programs and summer teams to identify what is basically middle school talent. They approach the kid with promises and have them tour the school and the financial aid office. Coach does the meet & greet and off you go!
My son goes to a Catholic conference school. We were 100% recruited. Given a very sweet financial aid package. School never would've been on our radar If it hadn't been for the coach calling me. We don't qualify for financial aid yet we pay hardly anything.
"Look who is out in the hallway!!! It's father Time! Welcome coach Hanson, welcome!"
Talk about kids leaving....
Squeaker against the boxers last night