This couldn’t be further from the truth. There is so much to do and groundwork to lay so that you give yourself the best chance at moving on to college. Good grades and study habits start before your last two years of high school. Training physically to reach the level of a college athlete starts before your last two years of high school. The earlier you start, the better off you’ll be when it comes time to make a decision. Many schools are now looking 2 sometimes 3 years ahead of a graduating class.
Do NOT wait for someone to come knocking on your door! Go knock on theirs. Be proactive. Make your own connections. Put yourself in front of as many college coaches as you can. Even if you can’t travel to showcase tournaments or recruiting camps, you can send your information out to coaches and programs you are interested in.
There are tons of opportunities at different levels that offer scholarships. Keep in mind that you do need to have the skill to play in college but there are different levels of skills and many schools that offer scholarships.
The responsibility is on the STUDENT ATHLETE and no one else!
Playing at the collegiate level is NOT only about your skills! Grades matter. Just because 2.0 is enough to keep you academically eligible to play in high school, that doesn’t mean that’s what you should be shooting for. If you want to give yourself the best chance, the MINIMUM you should have your sights set on is 3.0 GPA 1000 SAT (math and verbal only) 22 ACT across the board. That is the minimum! Obviously the higher your grade point average and test scores the MORE opportunities you will have. Grades ARE important. Some of the best players are unable to attend the school they want to go to and are unable to be granted the athletic scholarship that is waiting for them because they do not make the grade. They do not qualify academically. That is not a situation you want to find yourself in. Take care of business, not only on the field, but in the classroom as well. And that starts FRESHMAN year!
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College and Recruiting Information Video’s by Jerry Howard
Published on Jan 24, 2013
These videos are for parents, athletes and coaches to help them navigate the Athletic recruiting process. This is for all sports. Jerry Howard has been speaking nationally on recruiting for over 10 years.
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