It's a question that a small percentage of young athletes are faced with each year. As the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft finished last week, it's crazy to think that a handfull of are teenagers are now multi-millionaires. But whether you are in that top 1% of prospects, or just plan on enjoying your sport as long as you can, let's look at the benefits of playing the sport you love in college.
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Not Talking to College Coaches?
How will they find you? How will they get to know you as a player, a student, and a person? It’s up to you to take charge of your recruiting efforts. If you want to play in college you must promote yourself continually throughout your high school career, not just your last year. College coaches look at many possible athletes every year.
I learned the “POWER” of a medicine ball workout while I was in college. I hated them at the time, but I have grown to love them for many, many reasons! A medicine ball is a weighted ball that can come in different diameters and usually weighs between 4-20 pounds.
I swore coaches made us train with them to simply create soreness the next day. I always felt wimpy tossing them around, because they would not go as far as I felt they should. Now that I am a little more educated, I understand the reason for medicine ball workouts.
I used to hear parents talk a lot about trying to understand the recruiting process. Many parents felt if their son received a letter from any University, then they were recruiting their son, which is not the case at all. Throughout an athletes high school life, their recruitment will take many different turns. Most Universities' coaching staffs base their recruiting on many different criteria. As a player, you must think:
With a new school year on the horizon, I would like to talk about the preseason training you will soon be immersed in. This may be the former college coach coming out in me, but you can consider this your PRESEASON PEP TALK!
You graduated, you signed a National Letter of Intent, you are headed to the school the fits all your needs and wants! Now What? You may be soaking in the sun at a pool, and the excitement of being done with High School has turned into a little fear. Every student athlete has felt the same nervous excitement that you are now feeling. Everything is about to change…
Try and look at it head on! You are setting your life in motion. You worked hard to open as many doors as possible and here you are, walking through a big one! College is a wonderful time in your life, but as a student athlete, it comes with added demands that the general students don’t have. You have a full time job...Training, competing, and representing yourself and your school are your extra demands to bear.
The world of supplements and its use to sports has been and will be debated for years and years. It is a never ending cycle of new supplements being created, old supplements being revamped, and the debate over the legality of using supplements for sports purposes. In the end, regardless of the pros and cons, the decision is up to YOU. No one (not even your coach) can force you to take or not take a certain supplement. Our goal is to inform you on the benefits and side effects of a few popular supplements, so you can make the most informed decision you can.
Although the pressure goes up year after year for kids to focus on one sport at a young age, there are athletes that continue to play two sports. If you are one of those...Way to go! You may get pressure from coaches, parents, or yourself in high school to start focusing on one sport. My opinion or their opinion doesn’t matter. The only opinion that matters is your own.
I was listening to my husband talk about his team. He mentioned the word coachable to describe some of his athletes. Amazingly enough, there was a strong correlation between his “successful” athletes and his “coachable” athletes.
Ask some of these questions about your own coachability…