I get a lot of questions from parents asking why they should have their athlete play in a showcase versus a tournament. The answer is if you don’t have to pick, then don’t. Let your son play in both as they have different purposes. I do explain to them the difference between both events. All-Star games should follow this simple principle – to allow all players on the team equal opportunity to show off their talent. I can’t speak for all All-Star games, but there are two games out there that I know follow this principle: the IV Star Showcase and Junior Academic All-American Bowl. Let me say that again, they “showcase” talent. What this means is they understand every kid who was nominated to play a posit...

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Bret Cooper

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