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Our primary goal is to provide an educational basketball program that focuses on learning, fundamentals, leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship. We want every player to be more of a contributor on their school/ club team next year than they were this year.
A note from Proactive Coaching
Putting your money and hopes in your child’s sport in order to pay for college or with the idea of future pro contracts is not a good investment. Use athletics or any other performance activity as an opportunity to invest in character, work habits, resilience and education and let the athletic destiny take care of itself.
A quick note on COLLEGE RECRUITING.
It appears as though everyone thinks they are going to get a scholarship to play basketball. The fact is that it is very difficult and their are a ton of kids trying for one.
The NCAA recently published their 2018 Probability report. This report shows the number of athletes participating in high school and college basketball programs as well as the percentage of HS seniors who get scholarships. Throughout the U.S., there are just under 433,334 girls playing basketball. There are 4625 scholarships available. Roughly, 3.6% of high school girls players will compete in college and 0.9 will be drafted into the WNBA. While several clubs guarantee they can get your daughter a scholarship, there is more to it than just the scholarship. You need to take into consideration the students area of study (major) and location. Before you choose a club, make sure you check out how many of their Alum have graduated from, continued with basketball, and stayed at the school they started at.
I have attached 2 handouts for you to browse, the NCAA Probability report and 8 tips to improve your chances of receiving a scholarship. See the handouts page.
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Here is part of an article from the American Coaching Academy regarding sport specialization
Urban Meyer, famous football coach at The Ohio State University, recruits mostly multi-sport athletes. In fact, some reports show that a whopping 89% of his football recruits are multi-sport athletes.
And here’s a quote from Pete Carroll, former USC Head Football Coach and now Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks:
“The first question I’ll ask about a kid are, ‘What other sports does he play? What does he do? What are his positions? Is he a big hitter in baseball? Is he a pitcher? Does he play hoops?’ All of those things are important to me. I hate that kids don’t play three sports in high school. I think that they should play year-round and get every bit of it that they can through that experience. I really, really don’t favor kids having to specialize in one spot... I want guys that are so special athletically, and so competitive, that they can compete in more than one sport.”
Still not sure about it?
Here are a few staggering statistics:
50% of overuse injuries in young athletes are from children who specialize in a single sport.
An Ohio State University study found that children who specialized early in a single sport led to higher rates of adult physical inactivity, mostly due to the fact that they are most likely to quit and suffer a lifetime of consequences.
In a Loyola University study of 1200 youth athletes, researchers found that early specialization was one of the strongest predictors of injury. The athletes who specialized were 70-93% more likely to be injured than multi-sport athletes.