Week 26 --"Athletic recruitment" -- Grade 10

Week 26 --"Athletic recruitment" -- Grade 10

Suite360 Student Lesson Name: Athletic recruitment.

Brief Summary: Your athlete is already a sophomore. Their time in high school is passing quickly. It’s important for your student to continue pursuing challenging coursework and maintain good grades in their courses.  You are also seeing your student’s skill level as an athlete grow by leaps and bounds. Their focus on their sport of choice, the skills they develop, and the development of their physical strength and fitness are paying off in their ability to excel.

One urgent thing that sophomore students need to accomplish during this school year is to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. This is important because it is the method that the NCAA uses to verify your child’s amateur status. Your child will need your assistance in registering. The lesson that accompanies this parent information section will outline the steps in the registration process.  If you have any questions about this, you should contact your student’s school counselor.

Shared vocabulary: None

Key Takeaways:

  • It is important for your child to meet with their counselor at school to chart their academic path and make sure they are meeting the NCAA requirements.
  • You child will start thinking about where they want to play and it is important to keep in mind that choosing the right college is not just about the sport your teen plays but also about what the school has to offer in regards to academics. 
  • Your child might start thinking about college camps which is a great opportunity to get on different college campuses and get the feel of what they want for their college experience.
  • Making the right decision for the individual is about fit, feel, and the future.
  • This is a process that should be enjoyable.  Make sure that you have open lines of communication with your child and their coaches about the next step in their playing careers.  

Continue the Conversation:

  • Why is this decision as much about academics as it is athletics?
  • Have you created a list of schools that you might be interested in?
  • What do you want from a college campus?
  • Why is it important to make sure that the student comes before athlete?
  • Who should you consult with in making this important decision? 
  • Why are open lines of communication so important in this process?  Who are the stakeholders in getting to the “next level”

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