Getting cut from the team can be a painful experience for both the player and parent. Many circumstances can lead to this unhappy day, but how the player and parent deal with it is entirely up to you.
First get some perspective… it is not cancer.
Pain, however, is relative and watching your child be left behind and get hurt is tough for both of you. Have a realistic conversation about how passionate the player is about the sport. I don’t believe that choosing to not continue if there is a lack of passion is paramount to quitting. We should want all of our children to find their own passion and fuel that. If it is not hoops, move on.
If the passion is genuinely there- don’t let someone else determine a premature basketball retirement. Watch the below video with your player:
The Next Step:
Call Coach Chris Corbett and get a realistic evaluation and assessment. Collectively we can have a candid conversation about developing the skills and mindset to facilitate a roadmap to your goals. There are no magic wands. Inspired, expert professional training coupled with a committed student yields results that will give your player the best shot possible.