Some students find out that they actually have above average sports skills compared to others. At this moment, these students could start to have an idea to become more active in sports. They may want to take this to the next level and aspire to get scholarship to colleges and eventually become professional athletes. This is an appealing path that many students may want to follow. Many have been successful with this method. However, in reality, only about 1 percent of the aspiring high school students are able to gain the actual professional career after college.
Also, there’s limited scholarship provided by colleges and universities for students with exceptional sports skills. It means that we should make sure that we have what it takes to gain proper scholarship to get us to the next level. We should make sure that we are the right kind of athletes that recruiters will be interested in. Whatever we do, it is important to make sure that we are on track, so we are able to gain our overall goals. These young athletes are also students, so it is important for them to have acceptable educational skills. Even if they have exceptional sports ability, it won’t be helpful if they have poor SAT/ACT scores and GPA.
In this case, it is important for students to make sure that they can gain the best possible scores, so this will be reflected by their composite score. If they don’t do well educationally, it is actually possible that it is harder for them to obtain the proper scholarship. In any case, our academics should be up to par with average students, preferably better. There are actually many professional athletes who manage to gain good scores in educational tests when they were in high school or college. Between having practice session and learning for class materials; athletes may have little spare time; however; this is a sacrifice that they may need to do to gain their goal.
In order to get noticed by college coaches, high school students should also join local sports club, so they will be able to get the necessary exposure. The huge investment in time and effort would eventually return a huge dividend. It is important to have an athletic assessment from local sports experts about what we do. By improving both our sports skills and educational capability; it would be much easier for us to obtain the necessary scholarship. We should know that recruiters may randomly go to games and matches to discover the best young athletes in the area, so we need to be fully prepared.
Whatever happens and whatever the college recruiter is saying, it is important to know that the deal in obtaining the scholarship is not yet firm, until we have signed the Letter of Intent. The world of sports is highly competitive and colleges will only obtain the best possible talents. In the mean time, we shouldn’t let our grades and sports performance to slip. This is a serious business and only highly serious young athletes will be recruited.