One of the unfortunate parts about coaching middle school basketball for me are the days during tryouts. The disappointing news I have to give a player and parent on their non selection. Each year parents and kids attend basketball tryouts hoping to be selected to play for the team. I have experienced two different types of parents of youth athletes. You’re either a parent who is investing money and time into your child’s athletic skill development or a parent who is not. Youth sports is a billion dollar business. The parents who have not embraced the billion dollar business are usually the parents upset when their child is not selected for the team.
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