wcbsas
A dumb question but ... is there anyway in today's WIAA environment that a high school assistant coach can also be an AAU coach in the offseason?

Could he do it if he doesn't coach a player from his school?
Can he coach age group lower than high school?
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die4it
wcbsas wrote:
A dumb question but ... is there anyway in today's WIAA environment that a high school assistant coach can also be an AAU coach in the offseason?

Could he do it if he doesn't coach a player from his school?
Can he coach age group lower than high school?




A head coach or an assistant can be an AAU coach at any level. Just can't coach any kids from their high school team that have already entered high school.
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traviswilson
There are several varsity coaches that also coach AAU, or have in the last few years.
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blade12
Sounds like you are digging into something wcb.

I know of a few coaches affiliated with high school who coach 8th grade AAU. They can have contact with kids who will be incoming freshmen and it is a way for them to indoctrinate kids from their school into what can be expected in the future.


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blade12
thecrackerjack wrote:
traviswilson wrote:
There are several varsity coaches that also coach AAU, or have in the last few years.


To me, this is potentially a very dangerous situation.


It's only dangerous if you break the rules. The vast majority of HS coaches do not break the rules.
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rgaulke
I had an assistant a few years ago who actually coached one of our varsity players during the AAU season, therefore he could not have any contact with that player during the season. He was my freshmen coach and could not sit on the bench or be in the locker room at half time for varsity games.
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thecrackerjack
traviswilson wrote:
There are several varsity coaches that also coach AAU, or have in the last few years.


To me, this is potentially a very dangerous situation.
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thecrackerjack wrote:
traviswilson wrote:
There are several varsity coaches that also coach AAU, or have in the last few years.


To me, this is potentially a very dangerous situation.


Potentially? How quickly we forget the Heritage Christian/Wisconsin ABC Knights conglomerate on the girls side...both under the watchful eye of Terry Bennett.
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traviswilson
John Mielke
Chris Kellett (although might not have been head coach when he did it)
Craig Hawley
Jamie Johnson
Scott Witt
Dave Johnson

These are just some head coaches I know off hand that have coached AAU as well. The Bennett situation is unique in many ways, and I don't think it is necessarily "dangerous" or should be (or could be) legislated in any way.
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die4it
thecrackerjack wrote:
traviswilson wrote:
There are several varsity coaches that also coach AAU, or have in the last few years.


To me, this is potentially a very dangerous situation.


I would disagree to an extent. I think that it can be very advantageous for high school basketball if it is done correctly, for the right reasons, and IF everyone follows the rules in place.
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thecrackerjack
db11 wrote:
thecrackerjack wrote:
traviswilson wrote:
There are several varsity coaches that also coach AAU, or have in the last few years.


To me, this is potentially a very dangerous situation.


Potentially? How quickly we forget the Heritage Christian/Wisconsin ABC Knights conglomerate on the girls side...both under the watchful eye of Terry Bennett.


I say potentially because it hasn't been taken advantage of in mass.

Story time...

I was in Concordia this year and had a guy sit next to me. He decides to tell me his whole life story and it turns out he has an 8th grader. He was trying to figure out where to send his son to high school, and it was a basketball only decision, which we've seen before. This story relates to this topic in that the guy I was talking to was attempting to get onto whatever coaching staff his son would be playing for. No matter where he went, he was going to help "build the program" through his AAU connections since he has coached AAU for 5+ years.

Take the story for what it's worth, but I'm curious to see where the father-son combo ends up next year. Despite the majority following the rules, it only takes a couple of bad apples to have multiple heritage Christian situations. And no, this is not exclusive to public or private schools.
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