Leaving so soon?


So the tourney is winding down and your club didn’t make it to the ‘ship.  It was a tough tournament, taking your bumps and bruises as a unit.  What’s the focal point of your participation in tournaments? Trophies?  Prestige? Swag?  PopScout is a bit concerned because many of the clubs aren’t sticking around to see the championship game after they get bounced in bracket/pool play.  Why not stick around for the ‘ship and truly take this time to be a learning moment?

Many coaches, such as CBC Head Coach Andre Chevalier, prefer to take their bumps and bruises by playing up a division.  Although it may make for a very long tournament, at the end of the day, it may pay huge dividends for the development of players.  Image by PopScout.

We understand how difficult it is to stick around after a defeat.  Coaches giving their post game talks and parents ready to vent on their way home from the game. No one wants to stick around with such a bad taste in their mouths after a tough defeat. But what if your team stuck around and watched the next several games as a teaching tool?  Aren’t we in this for the long haul and for the benefit of the kids?  I mean, if you made it to the ‘ship, you were going to stay anyway.  What better way to gauge your play than by watching those who have made it to the big dance, put in some work?  It’s not all about playing on the court, but being a student of the game as well – this applies to players and coaches alike.  Something to consider family.

All you 12u and under young bucks, take a look at the 2017 Platinum Division Championship Game of the Las Vegas Live Tourney hosted by Big Foot Hoops.  Good way to gauge where your teams are and what you guys should focus on during year round play.

Become great at what you do.

Author: PopScout

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