Sophomores/Freshmen: Student-Athlete Tips!

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Colleges appreciate student-athletes’ experiences with teamwork & time management. Athletics can teach students useful life skills. Working as part of a team focuses on collaboration while student-athletes are also expected to balance their studies with hours of practice, competition and their social lives—quite an impressive feat if done well! Showing colleges that you can put these important skills into use can really help you stand out in the
applicant pool. (One important note for any student-athlete interested in playing in college—grades matter, from the very beginning of 9th grade! )

If you are athletically inclined, try out for a team in high school! You can proudly represent your school while improving your social, mental, and physical health. If you are passionate & talented enough, you may even pique the interest of college coaches. At the very least, you set yourself up for a lifetime of physical activity and discipline. The sheer physicality of playing high school sports can ease stress and essentially contribute to your academic success.

Call us at (818) 207-0263 to discuss how sports can improve your chances of getting admitted to colleges.

We provide sports recruiting timelines keep athletes organized and eligible. It’s critical to understand the sports recruiting process in order to be noticed by college coaches. Students must work at promoting themselves widely—otherwise college coaches may never know you exist. By starting early and staying organized,student-athletes have the opportunity to showcase their talents to college coaches. We help guide students throughout the process, providing a comprehensive recruiting timeline to ensure that they have completed all eligibility requirements and have taken all steps to get on the radar of the coaches that matter.

We match student-athletes with colleges interested in their talents. Many high school athletes are eager to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level, but it’s important to thoroughly research colleges. More importantly, the student must consider whether he or she will be happy at a college even if the sports opportunity suddenly evaporates—injuries, changes in coaching staff, new players on the team—all these factors can adversely impact a student-athlete’s situation. Through our one-on-one consultations, we can educate students and help them seek out colleges that fit their academic & athletic ability.