From the first post "Im concerned with the fact that there is so much pressure placed on young players to get into SASI ...... they missed a TI camp and as a result didn't get selected into SASI."
Life is full of pressure!! Wake up people. Want a box of tissues and baby's nappies?! Maybe the only pressure on some players comes from their friends, parents, coaches and co-players, some who may "talk=up" how great and fantastic they are as a player and then say why they should be in SASI and not someone else already in there?? If anyone wants to succeed in anything THEY have to put the effort in and NEVER give up. That person's own hunger, desire, drive and energy will determine their long term success, and that will no doubt be past any SASI age group, maybe even past Scott N's Academy. If you look around the stadiums, there are a number of SASI associated coaches and they DO watch a lot of games and take note of all players in all teams, even seen many State Coaches scouting lots of teams before and during State Team trials. ONLY excuse you have is yourself, and the amount of effort you do or don't put in week in and week out!!
To all the negative posters, so much of your character and outlook truely comes through... e.g. can't handle pressure, sour grapes, bitchy, pessimistic, quitters, blameless, unaccountable, undriven, easyriders, unable to see the basics, and honestly, you just did or don't want it enough! Don't pass blame or reason to anyone else but yourself... live with what you do and decide. Let others do same.
To all the SASI Coaches and Neill G.
KEEP up the great work, sort the wheat from the chaff, work them even harder, find the real hungry ones with eyes of fire & desire, and grow those people to be the best that they can be. If they don't become Basketball Leaders, ABA or State or 36rs, I'm damn certain they will at least become great society Leaders, top coaches, first class employees, and people with excellent attitudes and disciplines. With hindsight when they are older, then they may appreciate all that the pressure of SASI (or State or even just one Club coach) did for them.