Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The First Step Towards Being Recruited as a Scholastic-Athlete

The first step towards being recruited is being realistic about what your goals are and the belief in your ability to acheive those goals.  If you truly believe that you have what it takes academically and athletically to compete at the college level then you have crossed the first hurdle.  Assessing your skills versus older more experienced athletes is a great way to gauge your talent level.  It works for academics as well as athletics.  Freshmen year in high school is critical.  Talk to your counselors about enrolling in 1 or 2 Advanced Placement classes.  These classes carry more weight on your transcript and are looked upon more favorably than regular classes.  An AP course grade "B" carries 4 points on your transcript as apposed to the normal 3 points you earn.  If you excel or hold your own  against more mature competition and can handle honors or AP academic classes then you may be ready for the next level of athletic competition.  There are no guarantees so just be realistic.  Basketball franchise owners make more money than the pro basketball players.  So.....

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