Playing Time: Tough Truths about AAU Basketball, Youth Sports, Parents, and Athletes

Playing Time: Tough Truths about AAU Basketball, Youth Sports, Parents, and Athletes

by Kevin McNutt

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Overview


Investigates the abuse of black basketball players by coaches, the AAU, sports companies, and even parents
 
Playing Time first looks at black youths’ love for basketball—their passion is innocent and naive. The author describes all the people and companies that view black ballplayers as another meal ticket, and unfortunately, some parents are also contributors to this abuse. There are a large number of coaches at every grade level— including colleges—that take advantage of black ballplayers, and the AAU and sports companies are the worst. This book will empower the reader to protect black ballplayers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780910030175
Publisher: African American Images
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author


Kevin McNutt has been a referee for numerous sports for more than 20 years. He is a journalist and entrepreneur. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

1 The Youth Sports Launching Pad: The Big Three (Plus One) 1

2 The Tricky Relationship between AAU basketball and the Black Sports Community 17

3 The Scholarship Dream: Do You Really Know What You're Chasing? 31

4 All That Glitters Is Not AAU Gold 45

5 The Heavyweight vs. Flyweight Bout: Grassroots Basketball in an AAU World 52

6 Double Exposure 59

7 Coach, If You Cut Me I'll Murder You 71

8 A Honey Bun and Cream Soda 91

9 Drinking the Kool-Aid of Early Athletic Success 109

10 Making the Right Moves in a Playing Time Predicament 117

11 The Debate Over Your Commitment 129

12 Junior Varsity or Varsity? 141

13 The Office of High School Head Coach 149

14 The Referee and the Fan in the Stands 155

15 Taking the Last Second Shot: Final Thoughts on Youth Sports 165

Endorsements 170

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Playing Time: Tough Truths about AAU Basketball, Youth Sports, Parents, and Athletes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book!