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Team unity a characteristic for Starkville's 11-year-olds

July 2, 2014

All-star selections only come around once a year, and preparations for athletes do not happen overnight.
For most players, the attempt at making their respective All-Star team is a season long if not longer process. The case could not be truer with the 11-year-old Starkville All-Star team, which boasts a majority of players that have been competing at this select level for the last three of four years.
“At least six or seven players have been consistent for the last few years of making All-Stars,” coach Ronnie Betts said. “Most of them are building off of what they have learned in past experiences.”
That background of a high level of competition is translating right into the newcomers on the team who Betts said “are falling right into place and picking up on everything quickly.”
“We do a lot of situational type drills and are always working on our conditioning,” Betts said. “You can go a lot more in depth than you do in regular rec league because you get so many more kids that are more developed.”

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