OK, so your 14, 15, or 16 years old and your thinking, "maybe I'm good enough to play overseas at a U.S. prep school or NCAA college". You got the game, got hops, the work ethic, good grades, and the mental attitude to be a leader. Someone a high school or college coach would love to have you on their team. So now what?
First and foremost, get your parents involved with your dream. Secondly, talk with your current high school or AAU coach and ask if they have any connections or thoughts on how best you can get the word out. Lastly, go to the internet and check out services that provide support in providing exposure for you. And as you will see, there are hundreds to choose from. Some of these services are free and others will charge you an upfront fee to manage the communications/relationship between you and potential schools. Keep in mind, you get what you pay for. NCSA is an example of one. (DISCLAIMER: I do not get paid anything from NCSA and I am not endorsing them, this is simply an example.) So again, like in my previous post, Do You Want The Best For Your Son Or Daughter?, parents, do your due diligence.
If interested in a prep school in the U.S., check out the schools website and email the head coach and their assistants direct. Once you do, be persistent and perhaps they'll respond to you and provide you with their requirements. Here is a list of the Top 25.
Finally, be persistent. Don't give up if you don't hear back from anyone at the high school or college right away. Life is a test. This will be just another test to see if you pass. Now get out there and be elite!
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Coach Tom Haupt has been coaching basketball since 1982. He is committed in supporting student athletes in achieving their goals and dreams on and off the court. These are his thoughts and insights to support them.