Hidden Things We Look For
Please note that when we are evaluating young athletes, when scouting for new recruits, we are of course looking at their sporting ability and their fit within the team they will be joining. But, there are also some hidden factors that we look out for when inviting people to join this club…
Here are some hidden things we look for when opening our door to you.
A PARENT WHOSE CHILD IS NEVER WRONG
This is a big red flag for us. If what happens to a child is always someone else’s fault, they will be unable to process constructive criticism and therefore, will be un-coachable. We are looking for recruits who have been taught to properly process criticism, rather than been shielded from ever hearing it. We believe it is important for recruits to be able to take on board both positive and negative feedback from others.
HOW RECRUITS TALK TO THEIR PARENTS AND SIBLINGS
A recruit that cares about and respects their family is more likely to care about and respect their teammates and coaches.
Parents might hope that their child goes pro, but it can be a huge red flag if a parent’s main goal is for their child to go pro. It is easy to spot a parent who is too involved in their child’s sports career which is another red flag.