Originally Posted by TSFP
I always enjoyed AAU a lot more
It seems a little more accessible nowadays. In contrast, when I played AAU, near the beginning of the millennium, I was not much of a fan. I mean, I'm glad I did it, but the tryouts and practices were torturous, a lot of the coaches seemed really sketchy, no one came to your games, no one cared about the results, and the squads were all built like regional all-star teams so my role was not what it was when I'd go back to my school and play.
I look back now and I'm glad I opted to play AAU ball, and I know it helped my game, but it wasn't very pleasant to me at the time.