Friday, June 10, 2011

Must Read from HoopGurlz on college coaches wish list

Here is an article that is a must read from HoopGurlz. HG interviewed college coaches to determine what they are looking for in recruits. I have included some of the highlights:

-"Playmakers or all-around 'developed kids' are harder to find because kids don't get in the gym and just work on fundamentals anymore," one said. "They just play in a lot of tournaments."

-"The game is more physical, so not being able to shoot makes you easy to guard," one coach warned.

-"The best player in the wrong system wouldn't get you the results you're looking for."

-"Talent is a big piece, but we always struggle to find that kid who has innate ability to holding herself accountable to being good.....Technology and media attention have changed kids tremendously. Kids aren't as invested to work in the gym every day. They need to Facebook, and Twitter, and check out what all the media outlets are saying about them. It didn't used to be like that. Kids want instant gratification. And so do their parents. There seems to be no long-term investment into working hard, being accountable and letting natural progression happen."