The student athlete represents the essence of discipline. The hard work and determination to excel in a sport while maintaining outstanding grades is nothing shy of astounding.
As parents of student athletes, there is nothing more important than what’s best for our student. We want to know if my son will get recruited, when we should start thinking about college sports, how should we begin to prepare?
It’s important to recognize first, the two prerequisites to playing college athletics:
- Does your student athlete have the athletic ability to play at a college level institution?
- Does your student athlete have the desire and passion to play their sport for 4 more years after high school?
Determining the answers to these questions early can help in identifying the more likely journey for your student.
There are over 7.5 million students playing sports in America’s high schools. The college-bound student athlete with the desire and ability to play sports at the college level are not successfully recruited because:
- Timing — families do not start on time and therefore miss the window of opportunity for recruitment.
- Unrealistic expectations — some student athletes are not as competitive in their sport as they may believe themselves to be.
- Failure to initiate — student athletes neglect to take the initiative in the recruitment process.
Don’t miss out on the growing opportunities ahead for your student athlete. Get it right the first time! Contact Capstone to sit down and discuss the journey ahead.