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Started Dec 21, 2012

Is AAU Bad for Basketball?
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First off, I am not against Amateur Athletic Union or club basketball. I believe that club basketball serves a need and purpose of which I will expand on later. A little about my background. I have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul LeClaire Nov 29, 2013.

 

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Paul LeClaire replied to Marcus Bray's discussion Is AAU Bad for Basketball?
"I coach club basketball and have been offered D1 HS Varsity jobs that I have turned down.  Here is how I see it,  There are good and bad coaches and good and bad programs in both the club scene as well as Junior and HS school teams. …"
Nov 29, 2013
Joel Simonds replied to Marcus Bray's discussion Is AAU Bad for Basketball?
"The biggest issue I've seen is the idea that "we have another game" so kids never really learn the importance of each individual game, they don't learn to always play hard. Thus there is no sense of urgency, so it's really…"
Nov 27, 2013
Marcus Bray replied to Hoop Coach's discussion Indignity of a College Coach
"I agree with you Kevin. My question is why did the players not meet with Beilein and the coaching staff first? Wouldn't this have given the players the assurances of where they would be with the future of the program? Do college programs…"
Jul 19, 2013
Marcus Bray replied to Ronald Sen, MD's discussion On Sophie's Choice
"The worst day of the year is cut day. We use a few other criteria for selecting teams: ability to follow directions, commitment level, and grades. We almost always take the better student as the possibility of being ineligible is reduced. You can…"
Jul 8, 2013
Marcus Bray commented on Coach Drew's blog post A day with college basketball coach Tom Izzo
"Coach's steak during season=hot dog from snack bar. Great article. Thanks for sharing."
Feb 5, 2013
Marcus Bray commented on Scott Hamby's blog post The Great Shooting Footwork Debate
"Coach V: When on the move, I teach inside foot as the pivot. I want my players to know how to square up, drive, and shoot using either foot, not just their dominant."
Jan 25, 2013
Marcus Bray commented on Scott Hamby's blog post The Great Shooting Footwork Debate
"I teach neither. When in a catch and shoot situation, my players have hands up, butt down, then catch, square and shoot. No nop or 1-2. This is the quickest shot off receipt of pass. Of course, this would not be the case off the dribble."
Dec 28, 2012
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Agent of Change

Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey gets it. See More
Dec 21, 2012
Marcus Bray replied to Mike O'Donnell's discussion Tryouts
"Never used an evaulation sheet, probably because of the statement you made about cutting someone who has a better evaluation. I provide a parent letter the first day of tryouts. It outlays the selection criteria that will be used by the…"
Nov 14, 2012
J.R. Halm replied to Marcus Bray's discussion Is AAU Bad for Basketball?
"Take a day off."
Nov 6, 2012
Marcus Bray replied to Marcus Bray's discussion Is AAU Bad for Basketball?
"Then your AAU team is an exception from what I have experienced. Our high school team practices 12 hours a week (2 hrs/day, six days a week) and does additional time in the weight room and watching film. I have not seen any AAU team in our area…"
Nov 6, 2012
J.R. Halm replied to Marcus Bray's discussion Is AAU Bad for Basketball?
"Terrific. An exception. Good for you."
Nov 6, 2012
James Shivers replied to Marcus Bray's discussion Is AAU Bad for Basketball?
"Not to be mean, nor rude, but your club must have sucked.  I think the whole: "2. Often the sole source of income for the person(s) running the club, thus a strong profit motive that becomes a higher priority over more desirable…"
Nov 5, 2012
James Shivers replied to Marcus Bray's discussion Is AAU Bad for Basketball?
""Players do not have to practice as many long hours with their club teams and in some cases, may only practice once a week. Club players also do not have to provide their club coaches with grade reports and do not have coaches periodically…"
Nov 5, 2012
Marcus Bray commented on Tony Whitaker's blog post Patient Spouse - a necessity for a college coach
"Not just college coach, but as a high school coach as well."
Sep 26, 2012
Marcus Bray replied to Coach V's discussion High School Fall Shooting Program
"Very nice. Thanks Coach."
Sep 19, 2012

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Hometown:
Sacramento
Gender Coached
Mens, Womens, Boys, Girls
Level Coached
Middle School, Jr. High, High School
Playing Experience
High School, JUCO

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Is AAU Bad for Basketball?

First off, I am not against Amateur Athletic Union or club basketball. I believe that club basketball serves a need and purpose of which I will expand on later.

 

A little about my background. I have coached junior high and high school basketball for the past 12 years in the Sacramento area. I have experience in coaching both boys and girls basketball at the junior high level and have coached boys basketball at the high school level. I have been very fortunate to…

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