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I know madi was invited she was on original invite list that was post, there are several that are not on this final list that were on the invite list so I'm assuming they couldn't attend for some reason.

THANK YOU! i knew i wasn’t completely crazy and had saw her post something about being honored for the invite... i thought it was impressive she was on the invite list
 
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I know madi was invited she was on original invite list that was post, there are several that are not on this final list that were on the invite list so I'm assuming they couldn't attend for some reason.
THANK YOU! i knew i wasn’t completely crazy and had saw her post something about being honored for the invite... i thought it was impressive she was on the invite list
Heck I think its super impressive I mean how many kids can say they were invited out of all the ballers in the country to tryout out for our USA team.
Ok, but why didn’t she go this year? Was she unable to attend due to a commitment ?
USA Basketball Women's U16 National Team Trials Roster isn't the process to select 10 and 3 alternates out of the trial roster of 30?
Getting selected for tryouts catches many first-time athletes (and parents) off guard. It is a very expensive and time consuming process. Not only is there the the expense of tryouts (which is a two week process), but if she made the team there would be travel to Chile not only for Madi but for a parent(s) too. (though some of the older athletes are cool with taking such a trip alone, most of the first-timers are better served with a parental influence for their first high-profile opportunity away from home-extended trip). With the Covid influence, that is still a factor the ones who did make it (and the parents who make the trip), would be going to Chile to play and that means not only the trip, but the quarantine of a week for the parents at their own expense. This is a new thing for the parents (especially parents of the younger invites who have never had to plan for or have experienced such a thing).

Madi is on their radar and if she performs at the same or greater level, she will stay there and next year if the opportunity presents itself again, they will have more knowledge of what it entails. And now I can be there to guide them in preparation for such an event if they need it. Madi was one of the youngest invites and this was very new to both her and her parents, who are experiencing the life of a parent of a high profile child.

Madi is proud and humble of the recognition and opportunity of such an honor. And both she, and her parents are already preparing for the possibility of such an opportunity and honor, next year.
 

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