Originally Posted by sundaypunch
That might be your opinion, but it clearly isn't the way his business model works. What you view as a negative is one of his main selling points to parents. It is why he is one of the most successful coaches in the world. That being said, I am neither for or against this approach.
Rick Macci has a proven track record of marketing and public relations capabilities worldwide with all of the major print and TV organizations. Rick can position players like no other coach. Companies trust and believe in Rick and his students. It has been proven over and over again, Macci can maximize a player's potential both on and off the court. You have Rick's personal commitment to help each and every player get a school placement that is right for them!
Just take a minute to review his Academy website. The discussion is at the bottom of this page-
I know it's how it works, and yes it's my opinion that it's wrong to hype really young kids in order to charge ridiculously high fees regardless of who you are or who you've coached (and even if it was a long time ago). Too much pressure on a young kid and possibly on the family. Just because a guy like Macci can make outrageous claims about a 4, 6 or 9 year old being the next future pro star to bilk their family out of $300-$400 per hour doesn't make it right. But that's just my opinion.