Brandon Adams, President
June 26, 2018
As a skill development trainer and former AAU coach, I have watched players make the big jump from high school to college. The excitement of playing on the next level clouds the judgment of the player, family, friends and fans. Players take scholarships that are over their heads and college coaches sometimes see players for their future potential, sometimes they need to fill a roster spot, sometimes they see a player as a project and sometimes they make a mistake in recruiting structure. Unless a school is the only opportunity you have, you need to know and understand how the entire coaching staff that is there at that time feels about you! This is a business for a coach. Wins keep jobs usually and a coach will recruit over you in no time if they feel they have given you enough chances to make an impact. You have a better chance of having a positive experience just by knowing that you are a coach’s favorite player in that class or with that team.
Coach’s pay for your education and return they need focus and commitment that you will reach your potential with effort desire consistency and more. If you do that then you stay off the radar of a future destructive relationship. Coaches are happy that you ask for a release from the school because they can find someone else to fill the void but that is when you are not one of their favorites. As a favorite, coaches will try to work with you to figure out how to make the relationship work. Be honest with yourself before you accept a scholarship from a school. Know where you rank in that recruiting class in need and importance to the school. If the coach won’t tell you then make an educated guess. It’s your future because transferring is humbling and scary. It’s not a bad thing all the time but we go into it though to finish what we started.