Originally Posted by Tennisstringz
Who gives a crap about star rankings until junior year in high school? It is determibed by what grade you are in, not age.
You will find the following junior year...
If you want to play in an Div 1 NCAA top 50 program, you better have five stars or you re assumed to not fit.
If you want d 1 mid major, you better be four stars.
If you are three stars, better look really good on film or have a huge serve or weapon to develop... Or no d1 for you.
Rankings are always important, that's how you built up a kid that is getting ready to compete on bigger and bigger stages. If you start them earlier and they understand that their hard work is showing up somewhere it is very likely that they will try harder and push themselves more and more. It is different for some kids than others of-course..-