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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.
â€śAt least six or seven players have been consistent for the last few years of making All-Stars,â€ť coach Ronnie Betts said. â€śMost of them are building off of what they have learned in past experiences.â€ť
That background of a high level of competition is translating right into the newcomers on the team who Betts said â€śare falling right into place and picking up on everything quickly.â€ť
â€śWe do a lot of situational type drills and are always working on our conditioning,â€ť Betts said. â€śYou 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.â€ť
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