As #139030 just brought up the ti camp, is it not odd that the mvp of the camp is not included in the all star five?
yet noone has compared the cultivating of girls height to that of boys. alot of boys are taken for size and then trained for guards simply so they 'might with 0.5% chance' make it to the pros. for girls competition, the height is not often as important, as was originally said that norwood play a running game, whats wrong with that?
also #139030, what is state and sasi for? when kids are told not to play anything else or for anyone else or they will get cut, are they really taking the best players in the state? or the ones who do as they are told?
also, sasi and state are not as good as it used to be. the SA u20 state womens had 5 AIS players this year and couldnt win the nationals comp. thats 5 players in the wnbl league who couldnt beat other juniors. not so great afterall.
and cos everyone is ading anything else in, ill add one more. there is a gap between div 2 and 3 because div 1 and 2's are 'looked after' as quoted somewhere above. clubs only care about the 1's and 2's because they mean being able to show top performances and how good the club is. any other div (3,4,5, etc)is there for revenue raising. not coincidental that such as the city south comp is also created now for participation based players, and clubs will eventually reduce the div 3,4,5, teams to concetrate on their 'special people'. so if your kid is wanting to play elite junior sport, and they have a promising netball or swimming choice, tell them that. play basketball but for fun, and no doubt netball, swimming and other sports will help them with their skill and athleticism development too.
i have no more time to type.