I'm sorry: I presume I am in the minority here - I really, truly don't know - but as a former coach (albeit 10s of years ago), I find SUCH The Fixation Upon 13-15 year-old girls WAY Creepy!
Interesting. I don't know about 'Fixation' - but at what point is interest in club volleyball 'normal' and when is it 'creepy'? Serious question.
Does a player's public commitment to a University change this? Obviously club coaches high level of interest would be normal (I would think). I try and be sensitive to the 'creepy' tag - even when usually talking about 19 and 20 year old college players.
For college coaches? It isn't, unless they're inherently a creep. Coaches are "fixated" on young players because the coaches' livelihood depends on evaluating these players and ultimately getting the best ones to play for them. For fans? Again, it isn't unless the fan is inherently a creep. Some fans are interested in seeing young talent develop and enjoy the sport at all levels. They also enjoy projecting the future success of their favorite college team.
The only creepiness is when adult fans try to get involved with these players away from the sport. There's no reason for an adult to be directly talking to a minor they don't know in real life on social media, for example. Those people should probably take a long look in the mirror and reevaluate their lives.
Last Edit: Jan 5, 2019 11:59:44 GMT -5 by huskerjen
I’m kinda surprised that kami would consider Stanford considering Selina is already going there... and most likely she’s redshirting her freshman season since Jenna is gonna be a Senior
"Most likely" isn't correct as Stanford rarely redshirts top recruits. Redshirts at Stanford have mostly been middle hitters who are very raw (e.g. Bowen).
I also think you can’t look at what Stanford has done in the past - Shaw and Dunning are no longer there. So we should really look at Hambly’s philosophy at Illinois and what he believed in. That’s a better indicator, imho.