I had the opportunity to assistant coach last year in the Boo Williams AAU league
in Hampton and I will never step foot in that place again. While it was good playing experience for my 15 year old son playing against stiff competition, it is an awful environment. The officiating was horrible and some of the teams you'd play were not necessarily teaching good fundamental basketball. It was an "all about me" environment and it seems dominated by certain coaches and the inner circle. Yes, you got to play 5 or 6 games over a weekend, but there's not a lot of respect/sportsmanship going on there. It is a big boy league and not something that you enter into lightly. The Tidewater AAU league may be good for some, but it's not what I expected. Unless you're a D1 recruit, it's probably not the best place to spend nearly every weekend in the spring/summer.
Originally Posted by HokieSA
Posts in recent weeks have alluded to how poorly VT is perceived by the people running or coaching AAU, particularly DC and Tidewater-based teams. What is behind that? Is it/was it CSG? VT in general due to the program's lack of national/tournament success?
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