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"Doing AAU Basketball the Right Way" was first aired on Sunday October 3rd 2004. Our Guest was Joe Crawford, Academy Director, Sports Center U Basketball.

Our topics included:
  1. Explanation of what he does - how many kids he deals with in a given year - boys vs. girls
  2. Discuss the difference between high school basketball and AAU basketball, is one important for the other?
  3. How he "develops players"
  4. AAU Basketball gets a "black-eye" because of the activities of AAU coaches, how he is able to succeed and still do it the "right way"
  5. Discuss recruiting of players to AAU teams vs. developing your own
  6. Discuss why he feels the men's Olympic basketball team seems to have had some significant trouble
  7. If a parent asks whether or not their child should be involved in AAU basketball, what he would tell them and why

Joe Crawford, Mick Cornett, Kent Meyers