Wompuscat, Up until very recently, High School basketball coaches were only allowed 5 contact days with their players during the offseason. My original question pertained to that. If Coach A coached ABC High School and an AAU team in the spring, none of ABC High School's players could play for that AAU team (with the exception of Coach A's own child).
This is a moot point now since the rule has been changed.
I kinda figured that was where you were going. I suppose on one hand it might seem unfair, that a HS coach can coach their own kid on a Summer Travel team, but not the others. But that is just one of the advantage a kid has when their parent is a coach. And there is the flip side where maybe the kid doesnt want to, but his dad is putting pressure on him to play. but moot point now as you said.
Saw blade12's note also - there are going to be some coaches that take this to the extreme and anger some parents and families with summer expectations that don't meet the families. there are likely going to be some consequences for this at many schools, and there will be kids/teams that benefit. I don't see a one size fits all solution for this one. Don't be surprised to see a push to cut it back the contact in a year or two.
I am wondering if we are going to see some HS teams playing in AAU tournies next year, or possibly sooner.
I think we will see more and more school based AAU type teams.
It's definitely not one size fits all but I can see this becoming school A doing more in the summer than rival school B and eventually school A attracts the serious bball players (or other sports) over school B and the competition gap widens between those schools and one becomes known as the bball school or the vball school or baseball school etc.
I will be curious to see if FB coaches start to ask for the time in the summer too. With the amount of coach turnover each year, why wouldn't a new FB coach want to start putting in his new offense or defense ASAP. FB coaches who don't want to use the time can still choose not to but if they don't do it while rival school A does then we'll see the competition gap widen and pressure coaches to do more and ask more of kids and families.
IMO if the schools have decided that school isn't year round then HS sports shouldn't be either but that cat is out of the bag on this one. Down the road I think this will cause more problems that it solves.
In the latest rule change basketball benefits. Anyone think we will see the quality of WI HS bball get better now that coaches have access to kids in the summer?