Jul 10, 2014
Chicago Area Coaches Discuss Value of Club Basketball

Scott Lidskin said he realizes his Illinois Old School program isn’t like some of the others that populate the club basketball landscape.

A former boys basketball assistant coach at Glenbrook North, Lidskin said he makes sure his players understand their respective high school teams come first.

“We want to have a good relationship with the high schools, said Lidskin, who started Illinois Old School five years ago while he was working at Glenbrook North. We are not trying to take their kids away. We want to be a partner with them.”

Not all travel programs are alike, and that might help explain why high school coaches in the Pioneer Press coverage area have a wide range of opinions about the role clubs play in their sport. Mundelein boys basketball coach Corey Knigge said he’s never heard of a club coach working closely with a high school coach, and Knigge spent nearly two decades in the business with Rising Stars.

“I was friendly with them, but I didn’t have a lot of contact with high school coaches, Knigge said. It’s not like I called a coach about working with a specific player.”

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Chicago Area Coaches Discuss Value of Club Basketball

From highschoolcubenews.com

Scott Lidskin said he realizes his Illinois Old School program isn’t like some of the others that populate the club basketball landscape.

A former boys basketball assistant coach at Glenbrook North, Lidskin said he makes sure his players understand their respective high school teams come first.

“We want to have a good relationship with the high schools, said Lidskin, who started Illinois Old School five years ago while he was working at Glenbrook North. We are not trying to take their kids away. We want to be a partner with them.”

Not all travel programs are alike, and that might help explain why high school coaches in the Pioneer Press coverage area have a wide range of opinions about the role clubs play in their sport. Mundelein boys basketball coach Corey Knigge said he’s never heard of a club coach working closely with a high school coach, and Knigge spent nearly two decades in the business with Rising Stars.

“I was friendly with them, but I didn’t have a lot of contact with high school coaches, Knigge said. It’s not like I called a coach about working with a specific player.”

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