That's not really the point he was saying. He was saying that a raw kid from outside a hotbed might be more intriguing than a kid who's had a ton of coaching and still wasn't a complete player. More importantly, the article talks about the need to focus more on sports as opportunities to build character and life skills — skills that will serve athletes better at the college level — rather than sports as a means to some sort of achievement end.

If you're paying thousands of dollars and not focusing on the day-to-day skills of hard work, goal setting, and, yes, fun, then this article says you're doing a huge disservice to your kid and they actually won't get where you so desperately want them to go.