I got a lot of publicity out of it. I got to be on everyone Facebook feed and make sure everyone was aware that this was a show coming out April 28. I was able to flip it to my advantage. “I look back at my game . I play a very funky style of basketball. It’s very unorthodox at times, it looks very weird, like ‘I don’t know why he’s shooting that,’ and it’s a very comfortable shot to me, so I think the refs are just getting used to it.”Said Thibodeau before the season: “I think (getting calls from officials) comes in time.
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Travel leagues, ones that can sometimes cost thousands of dollars to join, have crept into increasingly younger age groups, and they take the most talented young athletes for their teams.The children left behind either grow unsatisfied on regular recreational teams or get the message that the sport isn’t for them, Farrey said.One of the summit’s main goals is to enable informal play and encourage kids to play more than one sport. Aspen, a nonprofit think tank, introduced a partnership with Major League Baseball, the NBA, Nike and a dozen other industry groups to pursue those strategies.MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, the keynote speaker, said he had spoken with the NBA, NFL and NHL commissioners and they agreed, “the best athlete is a kid who played multiple sports.”But pursuit of a college athletic scholarship has “reshaped” the youth sports landscape, Farrey said, and placed an earlier emphasis on winning and elite skill development that often forces children to select one sport at an early age.That has pushed hypercompetitive selection processes into younger age groups some basketball analysts rank the nation’s best kindergartners and ravaged traditional recreational leagues whose purpose is to get kids playing rather than winning games.That has caused major losses for the”big four” American youth sports: baseball, basketball, soccer and football (both tackle and flag). Those four sports have suffered the most severe losses of any of the 15 team sports SFIA and Aspen surveyed.The only sports that saw growth over the past eight years were golf, gymnastics, ice hockey and track and field.Those declines have sent leagues and the nonprofits that support them scrambling to attract kids’ attention often away from video games and sweeten the deal for parents who sign their kids up for sports.”We go out and we have to sell our program whether we charge or not,” said Lawrence Cann, founder of Street Soccer USA, a nonprofit that develops local soccer clubs.”You can’t stick a kid in right field and he touches the ball once or twice a game,” Farrey said.