compliance wrote:if a kid wants to come to a coach, like an adult, at the very beginning of a school year and inform them that they want to transfer for the following year, then that is fine. but all too often the kids are immature and won't talk to the coach because they are afraid of the reaction. the hide their dissatisfaction. they explore other options secretly and even illegally. their parents explore options outside of the rules.
all the while, the coach is unaware and carrying on with recruiting in a normal fashion. Then at some point, when the kid has secured his future elsewhere, they then approach the coach to ask about a transfer. by that point, it is too late for a coach to do an adequate job of recruiting to replace the student-athlete.
Unlike coaches, I suppose, who always tell their athletes that they are looking for a new job, and never "explore other options secretly," and never bail on a program after it's too late for the athletes they recruited to go somewhere else?
Who do you think constantly models exactly the kind of behavior you are condemning? College coaches, that's who.