Because the AAU coach will not promote you to the proper people, and may even be a detriment, unless you fork over the green.
Not to rehash old wounds, but why do you think J. Sullivan has said ISU may not be the best place for HB? Because Jake does not believe that ISU offers HB (and Jake) the greatest profit potential for the future. Whether thats right or wrong is debateable but the AAU coaches are out for themselves first no matter what they may say.
I truly feel the year round season for kids starting at age 2 (or earlier probably) has taken alot of the fun out of sports. I liked it better when the seasons actually started and stopped. I know the kids are so much more developed, etc. but they are all living the life of Olympic atheletes where they have no other life but the sports they are forced to pick over others just to stay in that "niche" that Mom & Dad want them to get into. I liked it better when schools weren't factories that had great teams year after year. To me, it was more entertaining when you would have a "Hoosiers" like year every so often and there were still surprises once in awhile. I commend the High School Athletic Unions for putting on season limits, but then the AAU's aren't regulated at all that I know of. We played pick up games with the same people day after day, what's wrong with playing the same teams over and over in your same town/area? Why do you have to travel 100 miles for your 8 year old to play games. Now let me get off my soapbox, thanks for listening.
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