How do you become battle-tested? You do so by competing against the best, working on your craft in the lab, and showing the ability to translate what you work on to game situations. The Skill Factory 16u was impressive – to say the least – during HoopSeen Tip-Off 2021. The squad chose to play in the 17u division and it paid huge dividends. Playing up at one of the premier tournaments boosts confidence and allows players (and coaches) to become battle-tested. Who wants to walk around with their chest stuck out playing cream puff opponents? Certainly not 5-Star recruits who believe in their skillsets and also believe that age aint nothin’ but a number. TSF 16u got some tuff’ pieces and will be a tuff’ out as the AAU season unfolds.